Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gottfried Hanni

  • Name: Gottfried Hanni
  • Born: November 14, 1862
    Bern, Switzerland
  • Died: November 22, 1916
    Biel, Bern, Switzerland
  • Related through: Erin's grandfather
    Kenneth Hanni


Police Watchmaster Gottfried Hanni

One Wednesday last week City Police Watchmaster Hanni passed away at the age of 54 after a long life. In the year 1887 he began his service of the State Police Corps. After three years of boarder watch service in Bern Jural area he was elected by the city council in January 1890 to replace Fritz Ruch as second deputy policeman of the Biel City Police.

On the 31st of January 1908 he was named Watchmaster of the Police Corps. With his death, the city lost an employee who was dedicated, his colleagues lost a true, upstanding comrade and his family lost a caring family father. Honor his memory.

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