Thursday, May 8, 2008


Funeral Prayer Card - Hugh Hogan

Hugh E. Hogan lived from 1901 to 1974. He was the husband of Julia Fecht Hogan. Hugh was a progressive Iowa farmer, whose farm was a control station for Iowa State University's studies of crop rotations and contour farming. Unfortunately, Hugh was not as careful with his own body. He was a chain smoker and died from heart problems and lung disease.
Mortuaries that served Roman Catholics printed small commemorative prayer cards with the departed person's name and dates of birth and death. The reverse of this card features an image of Jesus meditating in a garden.
A value to such cards is the name of the mortuary and location. This affords family history scholars to find additional records.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Congratulations to our kinswoman Kari Leigh Jenson, December 2007 graduate of Western Washington University. Kari earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and plans on a career in teaching. Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington.
Kari Jensen is the great -great - great grand daughter of Margaret (Bost) and Jacob Fecht.

Kari is a member of the William Charles Fecht Family