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    Re: Jacob Glahn - signed examples Archived Message

    Posted by Eric Hughes on July 15, 2015, 11:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Jacob Glahn - signed examples"

    Bob, Thanks for the info. I don't have hardly any family history that was not researched via the internet. I do have some nuggets you may be interested in, but you may have already run across as well. is a great site for searching newspapers for specific text.

    I found these vintage documents related to Hunter Arms and LC Smith. Paste the URL below in a web browser. After it loads and you read it, change the number 1.pdf at the end to 2.pdf. Do this till you have seen all 27 documents.

    Jacob Glahn and sons are mentioned on document 25.pdf

    A. E". Kraus recalls the many changes in the engraving department fronTTK"e~old dys. The first engraving from Syracuse were ^A. E. Spangler and his brother, Milton; succeded six or seven years later by Jacob Glahn and his sons, George, "Gus," and Theo, who lived in the old white house on Third~~street now occupied" by the McCordys. "All" Kraus, who has been in charge of the engraving department for many years, worked with the Glahns and LaFevers in* Syracuse and later moved to Fulton when the Spangler s lived on Erie and Sixth street in a big house with a fancy iron fence, around it. That house is still standing.

    Jacob Glahn's full obituary is as follows:
    Obituary from Fulton Patriot:
    Glahn - Died at his home, 258 South Third Street, Fulton, Saturday October 5th, 1902. Jacob Glahn, in his 70th year. Funeral services at the residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W.L Sawtelle officiating. temporary internment in Mt. Adnah receiving vault, under Masonic auspices, Permanent internment in Syracuse Later.

    It is with deep regret that The Patriot chronicles the demise of our friend and fellow townsman, Jacob Glahn, which occurred Saturday evening at his home in South Third street at the ripe age of 70 years, the cause of being the result of a paralytic stroke.

    On Friday evening, October 3rd, Mr. Glahn retired at 11 o'clock, suffering from a severe headache, but he attached no importance to it. On the following morning his son Augustus is passing his father's sleeping room saw him lying on the floor near the door, in his night clothes apparently asleep. He tried to arouse him and found him unconscious. Medical aid was called and the unfortunate man removed to his bed. He continued in an unconscious state, with his right side paralyzed and no power of speech until about Friday, when he seemed to rally and was partially conscious. On Saturday there was a change for the worse and he passed away at 4:35 p.m.

    Jacob Glahn was born in Germany in 1852 and at the age of four years he came to New York city with his parents. As soon as he reached the proper aged he served a thorough apprenticeship as an engraver with the best workmen in the metropolis. in 1851 he married Miss Ellizabeth Worthege and the union was blessed with four children, vis.; George of Syracuse, Augustus, Theodore and Miss Mae Glahn of this city, who together morn the loss of a kind husband and father in all that these terms imply. Mr. Glahn is also survived by two brothers, George A. Glahn of Foreatville, Conn., and Augustus Glahn of New York; also, one sister, Mrs. Lousia Kunz of Brooklyn.

    Mr. Glahn and his family came to Fulton in 1893 and took charge of the L. C. Smith gun engraving department of the Hunter Arms Co., his sons Theodore and Augustus assisting in the same department. And with the exception of three years, they have done all the engraving. The deceased was one of the best engravers in the country and has produced some of the finest work in his line that has ever been done on guns or silverware, some of his productions having been sold at high figures.

    Mr. Glahn was a member of the Masonic order and was held in high esteem by the members of the lodge, Hiram No. 144, of this city.

    He was well educated and kept posted o current events and of that genial social nature which made friends of all who formed his acquaintance. he was also noted for his manly, straight-forward course in the every-day life and his donations to the poor, while made quietly, were numerous. He openly denounced all shams and dishonesty in individual and officials, and was a citizen any city might be proud of. His loss to Fulton will be keenly felt and a large circle of friends will deeply sympathize with the relatives in their sad affliction.

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