Funeral Held Here Tuesday For Bowden


Charles Hatter, 88, died suddenly Friday morning about nine o-clock while picking black-berries with his son Patrick at the farm of Richard Weis in Guilford township.

Born in Galena, Mr. Hatter attempted to enlist in this city for service in the Civil War but was rejected as being too young. He then went to Missouri where he served for 31/2 years.

His wife passed away about 13 years ago. A daughter, Miss Mary and a son Jerome also preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Daniel and Patrick of Galena, and Timothy of Cuba City, and a daughter, Mrs. David Bergman, of this city.

The funeral of Charles Hatter was held at 2, o'clock Sunday with services at St. Michael's Catholic church that were largely attended. Rev. Fr. J.T. Donahue officiated and preached a fitting funeral discourse. Burial was made in St. Michael's cemetery, Rev. Fr. Donohue also officiating at the grave.

Military honors were extended this aged Civil War veteran with salutes fired by a squad, in command of Capt. W.A. Homrich, the personnel being as follows: Color Bearers, William Greenwald and Arthur J. Henning; Color guard, William Stafford and Edward Wise. Squad, B.J. Eberhard, Crason Scott, Harry Mattoon, Harry Weber, Russell Wilmarth and Ernest Engel. Taps were sounded by Claire Hounsell, as the body was lowered to its final resting place by the following bearers: Fred Birkmeyer, Ben Rosenthal, Richard Stafford, John Herbsleb, Walter Corcoran and Emmett Slattery.

Submitted by Christina Hunt
Galena Gazette 10 August 1933