|Posted 2019-01-11 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Arizona Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory|
Wednesday, November 23, 1904, page 4, column 2
The Passing Of An Old Pioneer
Grand Army Veteran Meets Death
Life Work of Michael Hermann Ends and He Is Summoned to His Reward
The ranks of the Grand Army veterans and of the old Yavapai pioneers is
rapidly being thinned. Another joined the great majority yesterday,
November 22, after an illness of several months in the person of
Michael Hermann. While his condition has been such that his death was
expected, it came at a time when unexpected as he seemed to be
Michael Hermann was born in Germany, January 24, 1940, and in the year
1852 he emigrated with his parents to the United States, and lived with
his parents in Ohio until the breaking out of the Civil war, when on
April 18, 1861, he enlisted in the 4th Ohio Volunteer infantry.
When his first term of enlistment expired he enlisted in Col. G, 2nd
Missouri cavalry, rendering four years of service in the army of the
He served under General W. S. Hancock in the 2nd army corps at the
battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded by a rifle shot in the head,
the bullet remaining in the wound.
In the year 1866 he came to Arizona, where in common with the residents
of the territory at time he alternately mined and fought Indians. He
con tuned to engage in mining until 1891, when he was caught by a fall
of rock on the Hassayampa, which pinned him to the earth for fourteen
hours, before relief came. His leg was so bruised as to require
amputation. He removed to the Groom creek station where he continued
to reside until about two years ago, when he removed to Prescott, where
he has since resided.
In addition to having offered himself as a sacrifice for the flag of
his adopted country, he was noted for his sterling honesty, unswerving
integrity, and was universally honored and respected by every person
who knew him. He did no man wrong. His whole life was one full of
good deeds and pleasant words. Having lived in a manner befitting a
true man, he had no fear of death, and looked forward to a release from
the pains of earthly life.
For about a year he suffered greatly, yet during the while time, no
groan escaped his lips. By his death the community lost a sterling
citizen and an upright man.
The funeral will take place from Logan's undertaking parlors, today at
11 o'clock, under the auspices of the Grand Army.
Daily Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, November 23, 1904
Death of Mike Hermann
Mike Hermann, aged 65 years, a native of Germany and a citizen of the
United States through naturalization of his father, died in this city
Nov. 22, 1904.
The funeral will take place today from the undertaking parlors of S. A.
He had no relatives in this section of the country. His death was due
to the general breaking down attendant upon old age. The funeral will
take place at 11 a.m.
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