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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Adam Hamman
Contributed by Scot Vincent

Hamilton News:  Nov. 17, 1905
Sudden death

Adam Hamman falls from wagon dead.
    Adam Hamman, living southwest of town fell from his wagon last Mon. and was dead in a short time.  Heart trouble was the cause.
    Mr. Hamman and his son-in-law, Henry Mathews, were coming to the elevator with a load of grain.  They had stopped along the road and had a short conversation with Jeff Betz, and started on for town.  When they were a short distance north of Gilbert Greenwood’s house Mr. Mathews saw Mr. Hamman raise his hands and start to fall backward.  Before he could get to him Mr. Hamman had fallen from the wagon, striking his head on the hub of the front wheel in his descent.
    Mr. Mathews stopped the horses just as the wheel was ready to run over the victim’s leg.  He spoke just once after his son-in-law reached his side and expired before help could come.
    Dr. Cameron was called and pronounced him dead and the body was removed to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Greenwood where it laid until Undertaker, T.H. Dirrim, arrived when it was removed to Mr. Hamman’s home and prepared for burial.          Mr. Hamman had been suffering with his heart for some time and was very bad just the night before his death.  He was past seventy years of age.
    Mr. Mathews noticed the condition of Mr. Hamman’s eyes after they had resumed the trip after the conversation with Mr. Betz.  He said they looked just the same then they did after the old gentleman had died.  In all probability death had claimed it’s victim at that time.
    The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock today at the U.B. church conducted by Rev. Brandyberry.  Interment in the Hamilton cem.

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