Haas, Hugo Sebastian 1
- Born: Feb 17, 1885, Mascoutah, St. Clair, Illinois, USA
- Marriage: Orlet, Theresa on Sep 17, 1912
- Died: Apr 1, 1933 at age 48
- Buried: Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, USA
Hugo married Theresa Orlet, daughter of John Orlet and Helen Reckmann, on Sep 17, 1912. (Theresa Orlet was born in 1887 in Paderborn, St. Clair, Illinois, USA, died in 1972 and was buried in Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, USA.)
Hugo and Theresa were married in Holy Childhood Church by Father Charles Kuhlmann. They owned a farm in Looking Glass Township four miles southeast of Trenton. They had no children. He worked on his farm on March 31, 1933 and died at 5:15 AM on the next day. An article in the Catholic Messenger stated: “He died following a stroke of apoplexy. At an inquest at Trenton by Dr. Morony, a jury found that his death was due to natural causes.”
Mildred Rehberger Witzig remembers spending a week with them every summer, along with her sister Cornelia.
I remember Uncle Hugo having a black and white collie and Hugo would say to the dog in German: “Schon sitze” and the dog would sit up on his hind legs.