Hopefully this will help someone in their family search.I found several obits in an old Bible in an antique store in Vernon, Wilbarger County, TX.There is no family history written in the bible, no names, just the newspaper clippings of several obits.Here are the names of people in the obits just in case they are related to this guy, obviously they were known to the Bible's owner, whoever that was.
In addition to this Hamman, there was:obit of Mrs. William Moon or Elizabeth Ellen Moon nee Eiler, with no exact date on it, her listed family was husband William N Moon, Ollie Moon her daughter, a daughter Nora preceeded her in death.Next obit was Clara Lawrence Hire (12-17-1892), age 20, the youngest daughter of John and Lucinda Leffel Lawrence.Clara married Ote Hire.Next obit (12-16-1892)was Lillie Olive Hire 16 years old, the daughter of Isaac and Maria Hire.
Obit of Alton Hamman:Alton, son of John and Margaret Hamman, was born Oct 24, 1879.Died at the home of his parents near Beaver Dam, December 8, 1896, aged 17 years, 1 month and 14 days.Alton was a kind and obedient son, always ready and willing to assist his parents.He leaves a father, mother, three brothers, one sister, and a host of sympathizing relatives and friends to mourn their loss and share the grief of the bereaved parents.His last words were that he was ready to die and prayed the Lord's prayer and sang:"Come Angel Band, Come and around me stand, Bear me away on your snowy wings, to my immortal home."He then kissed them all goodbye and in a few minutes passed away."Dearest brother thou hast left us, Here your loss we deeply feel, But tis God who hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.Peaceful be they silent slumber, Peaceful in thy grave so low, Thou no more shalt join our numbers, Thou no more our songs shall know."The funeral services were held in the United Brethren church at Beaver Dam, conducted by the pastor, and was largely attended by sympathizing friends.His remains were laid to rest in the Palestine cemetery to await the judgement.J.T.K.