Mr. Hammon was christened in infancy and was a member of the German Lutheran church in Germany. He knew the hardships of early life and also was able to serve three years in the Germany. It was at the close of the war in which he served that he found one whom he loved and admired, uniting in marriage to Wilhelmina Hammon, February 8, 1870, in Penzlin, Germany. After the marriage, but in the same year, they took a notion to come to America. It took them eight weeks to make the trip across in a sailing boat which was carried by the wind and tempest. On their landing on American soil they set westward and landed in Lake county. These folk have been thought of as some of the very earliest settlers to this part of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Hammon were so devoted to each other, yet about a year ago, or on February 13, 1928, Mrs. Hammon was called and took her leave from her companion, of which Mr. Hammon deeply grieved. And it has been a continual thought in his mind that he wanted to be with her and now he takes his leave from among the rest of us.
Two sons were born to this union to gladden the home and to care for the folk in the olden age.
Mr. Hammon has been a loyal supporter of the Creston church since its first action and stay, always having in mind the community with the best of interest.
Mr. Hammon learned a trade while yet in Germany, and as soon as he landed in this country he became a man of toil and service, soon did he prove himself a real workman.
He leaves to mourn his going two sons, Bernard and Richard who live at Creston, Indiana; 7 grandchildren; he also leaves relatives across the waters and many friends here who will miss him in his going. But as already has been said, death to him was a delight as he wanted to see her whom he had often spoke about going on a while to arrange for his coming.
Funeral services were held at the Creston M.E. church on Monday afternoon. Rev. V.V. Hackley conducted the services. Mrs. Laura Taylor sang, with Mrs. Grace McCarty accompanist. Burial was made beside his wife in the Creston cemetery, in charge of Weaver and Son.
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