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Christina Rose Margaretha (Hahn) Lehn

Born - Tuesday, August 1, 1854

Richmond, Pennsylvania

Married - Sunday, March 29, 1874

 Stone Church Southwest of Auburn,

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Monday, February 14, 1927

Home of H. Schellenberg

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Beulah  Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Buried - Beulah Cemetery




Christine Hahn Lehn

Pioneer Woman Passed

to Heavenly Home


Mrs. Jacob Lehn Died at the Home of Daughter

Mrs. H. Schellenberg at Johnson –

She Was the Mother of Seventeen Children –

She Was a Christian Woman –

Mrs. Jacob Lehn passed away February 14th at the home of H. Schellenberg in Johnson, where she has made her home for the past two years. She was born August 1, 1854, at Richmond, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hahn, and the 12th of November the same year, she was baptized in Bureau County, Illinois.

She was united in marriage to Jacob Lehn March 29, 1874, Reverend Feistner, pastor of the Stone church southwest of Auburn, officiating.

Seventeen children, eight sons and nine daughters, were born to this union, five of whom died in infancy.

The first two years of their married life was spent on a farm near Johnson. In 1876 they moved to Otto County, nine years later they located 5 miles northwest of Johnson in Johnson County. Twenty-three years ago the family moved to Mount Clare, Nuckolls County, Nebraska. In 1924, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, but owing to the illness of Mr. Lehn, it was a quiet affair.  Mr. Lehn passed away October 25, 1924.

The following February, Mrs. Lehn came to Johnson to be with her children, spending most of her time with her eldest daughter, Mrs. H. Schellenberg. Here she enjoyed her surrounding and friends from her early life, all of them very dear to her. The visits with

her old friends were ever a source of pleasure to her, even during her final illness, when at times she suffered untold agony.

Last December she became afflicted with a nerve ailment. She spent a week at the Auburn hospital the fore part of January, but finding no relief, she returned to the Schellenberg home, where she was cared for by her daughter and other members of the family. In the times of her greatest pain and suffering, the word of God was her comfort. The visits of her children, brothers, sisters, and other relatives and friends during her illness and their sympathy and consolation brought her much ease. She was ever thankful for any service or thoughtfulness rendered her.

At the time of her death she was 72 years, 6 months and 14 days of age. Twelve children mourn her death. They are; Mrs. Henry Schellenberg, Henry Lehn, Lewis G. Lehn, of Johnson; Albert Lehn and Mrs. Conrad Deubler, of Elk Creek; Mrs. George Brubaker, Hendley; Herman Lehn, Chappell; Mrs. H. F. Renken, Nora; Mrs. Robert Chapman, Nelson; Mrs. Dick Renken and John J. Lehn, Bostwick; and Mrs. C. D. Claggett, Mount Clare. She also leaves 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, five brothers; Fred Hahn, Arapahoe; Henry Hahn, Orange, California, J. J., J. G., and C. J. Hahn, of Johnson; and four sisters, Mrs. Kathrina Eltiste, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Mrs. Mary Ritter, El Reno, Oklahoma; Mrs. Emma Schmidt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Collman, of Johnson.

Family services were held at the Schellenberg home Tuesday afternoon, followed by services at St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran church, conducted by Reverend William Harder. The remains were taken overland to Mount Clare, where a final service and

burial took place at the Beulah rural church.


Nemaha County Herald

Front Page

Friday, February 18, 1927




Husband - Johann Jacob Lehn

Born - May 15, 1849

Edenkoben, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany

Died - October 25, 1924

Mount Clare, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Buried - Beulah  Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Father - Johann Friederich Lehn

Born - September 19, 1816 - Edenkoben, Pfalz, Bayern,  Germany

Died -  November 9, 1893  - Hollowayville, Bureau County, Illinois

Mother - Catharina Elisabetha (Croissant) Lehn

Born - February 13, 1818 - Edenkoben, Pfalz, Bayern,  Germany

Died - October 23,1889  - Hollowayville, Bureau County, Illinois



Jacob Lehn

Jacob Lehn was born in Germany May 15th, 1849, and passed away from earthly scenes to his Heavenly home from his own home at Mt. Clare Nebraska, October 25, 1924, at the ripe age of 74 years, 5 months and 10 days.



 When a boy of sixteen years he emigrated to the

United States of America with the family in the year 1865.

He was married to Miss Christina Hahn in 1874.  To this union born seventeen children, five of whom have preceded their father to that country from whose bourn no traveler returns.  Those living are twelve in number and were all present at the funeral services to mourn the

 loss of a loving and kind father. 


They are: Mrs. Henry (Katherina)  Schellenberg, Johnson, Nebraska;

Mrs. Charles (Minnie) Clagett, Mt. Clare; Mrs. Dick (Mary) Rankin, Bostwick; John Lehn, Nelson; Henry Lehn, at home; Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Chapman, Nelson; Mrs. Herman F. (Anna) Rankin, Mt. Clare; Herman A. Lehn, Chappell; Lewis Lehn, Tecumseh; Bertha, at home; Alfred, at home; Mrs. Conrad (Martha) Deubler, Elk Creek;

also two brothers.


 After a half century of happy wedded life, he leaves behind the loving wife to mourn his death.  He leaves 25 grand children, three great grand children and two sisters.  Besides a host of friends mourn the loss of a friend in need and a friend indeed.  Being friendly, he made friends easily and kept them.

Being blessed with a strong constitution, he did not know sickness

 until his last illness.  He was always ready to do his part in every

department of human endeavor.


Coming to this country when a young man in his teens, he became patriotic for the land of his adoption and willing to lend a hand in that period of reconstruction immediately following the Civil War.  We owe a debt of gratitude to those who bore the heat of the day, suffered and with fortitude made this country what it is to us today in its marvelous resources

and its inestimable privileges.


He will be missed by his neighbors and friends, missed in his home circle where he was held so dear, and although an invalid for months yet they were not ready to give him up.  He will be missed in the circle of the church which he attended even to his old age.  At the tender age of fourteen he made a profession of his faith in Christ, uniting with the Evangelical church and kept the faith until the last.  With a warning that the end was drawing night, he resigned to the Will of His Heavenly Father and made the

arrangements for his own funeral.

Ready to go when the summons came,

he heard his Father’s call and he answered.

If we walk in the pathway of duty

If we walk till the close of the day;

We shall see the great King in His beauty,

When we’ve gone the last mile of the way.

Here the dearest of ties must sever,

Tears of sorrow are seen every day;

But no sickness, no sighing forever,

When we’re gone the last mile of the way.

The funeral was held at the home, where it seemed that the whole western half of the county turned out in mass to attend.  It was presided over by

Rev. Ott of the German Evangelical church.  Then a second service was conducted at the Beulah Covenanter church, when

Rev. S.H. Jones preached the sermon to the living. 

The burial was at Mt. Clare cemetery.


The Nelson Gazette


October 30, 1924~Page 2




Daughter - Katherina Anna (Lehn) Schellenberg

"Kate Schellenberg"

Born - April 20, 1877 - Nebraska

Married - March 1, 1896

Died - August 6, 1959

Husband - Henry Schellenberg

Born - September 17, 1871- Nebraska

Died - March 16, 1945


Daughter - Elizabeth Lehn

Born - December 17, 1877
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska


Daughter - Wilhelmina M. (Lehn) Clagett

"Minnie Clagett"

Born - January 13,  1879
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Married -1898

Died - January 25, 1968

Clifton, Washington County, Kansas

Husband - Charles D. Clagett

Born - January 1863 - Ohio

Charles Parents - Isaac Henry and Clarinda Jane Clagett

Son - Wilbur Ramond Clagett

Born - January 25, 1900 - Nebraska

Son - Alvin C. Clagett

Born - 1902 -Nebraska


Daughter - Mary H. (Lehn) Rankin

Born -  February 16,  1880

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Died - August 20, 1963

Husband - Richard Rankin

"Dick Rankin"

Born -1882 - Germany

Arrived USA -1885


Son - John Jacob Lehn

Born - August 12, 1881

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Died - November 13, 1937

Wife -Emma P. Lehn

Born -1884 - Wisconsin


Son - Henry John Lehn

Born - September 16, 1883

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Died - January 25, 1944

DaughterMargaret E. (Lehn) Chapman

"Maggie Chapman"

Born - February 22, 1884

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Husband - Robert C. Chapman

Born -July 1873 - Illinois


Son - Frederick Charles Lehn

Born - April 6, 1885
Nebraska City, Otoe County,  Nebraska

Died - May 12, 1886


Son - Wilhelm Lehn

Born -  February 4, 1887
Died - October 1887


Daughter -  Anna C. (Lehn) Rankin

Born - April 10, 1888
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Died - 1976

Buried - Spring Creek Cemetery

Plot 210   Grave 3
Ruskin, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Husband - Herman Fred Rankin

Born - August 23, 1886 - Nebraska

Died - 1949


Son - Herman August Lehn

Born -  July 22, 1891
Graf, Johnson County, Nebraska

Married - December 18, 1912

Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Died - September 12, 1970
Chappell, Deuel County, Nebraska

Wife - Ada Elizabeth (Petz) Lehn

Born - August 30, 1891  ۩ Died - August 23, 1975

Parents - Christian August & Amelia (Schroeder) Petz


Son - Ludwig G. Lehn

"Lewis Lehn"

Born -  February 22, 1893
Graf, Johnson County, Nebraska


Daughter Bertha Lehn

Born - February 11, 1896

Graf, Johnson County, Nebraska


Son - Albert Otto Lehn

Born - July 4,1897

Graf, Johnson County, Nebraska

Wife - Bertha (Woltemath) Lehn

Born - December 22, 1892

Daughter - Martha A. (Lehn) Deubler

Born - April 9, 1898

Died - February 18, 1976

Buried - February 21, 1976

Block-227    Lot-3

Tecumseh Cemetery, Johnson County, Nebraska

Husband -Conrad  Deubler

Born -November 29, 1896 - Nebraska  ۩ Died - August 8, 1978

Buried - August 11, 1978

Block-227    Lot-3

Tecumseh Cemetery, Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - Tecumseh Cemetery

Daughter -  (Lehn) Brubaker

Husband - George Brubaker


Sister - Katharina (Hahn) Eltiste

Kate Eltiste

Born - April 13, 1858

Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois


Sister - Wilhelmina Emily Hahn

Born - December 1859 - Illinois


Brother - Johan Friedrich Hahn

"Fred J. Hahn"

Born - January 21,1861 - Illinois


Brother - Johann Heinrich Hahn

"Henry Hahn"

Born - Thursday, December 4, 1862 - Illinois

Brother - Jakob Hahn

"Jacob Hahn"

Born -July1864 - Illinois

Sister - Maria Magdalena (Hahn) Ritter

Born - April1869 - Illinois

Sister - Anna Barbara (Hahn) Schoene

Born - November 22, 1869 - Illinois

Brother - Charles Jacob Hahn

Charlie Hahn

Born - May 4,1872 - Nebraska


Sister - Emma Margaret (Hahn) Schmidt

Born - March1874 - Nebraska

Sister - Elizabeth A. (Hahn) Collman

Born - June 1875 - Nebraska


Father - Heinrich Hahn

Mother - Maria Katharina (Lehn) Hahn





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