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Albert R. and Sarah Hazen

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Albert R. Hazen

Rev. Albert R. Hazen was born in the State of New York, 1824. He was admitted into full connection in the South Illinois Conference in 1863, and was transferred to the Detroit Conference in 1868. His appointments in Michigan have been as follows: 1868-70, Fairfield; 1871, Ridgeway; 1872-3, Addison; 1874-5, Napoleon; 1876, Deerfield; 1877-9, Dryden. At the Conference of 1880, he was appointed to New Haven, Port Huron District, in Macomb County. With unflagging zeal and fidelity, he had labored in the ministry for twenty years, and commenced his twenty-first year in the same spirit to work for Jesus, but at the beginning failing health compelled him to abandon his post. He went to Metamora, a village in his former field of labor, and here, on the 26th of August, 1881, his happy spirit received the summons to go home, and be forever with the Lord. His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Samuel Bird, from Luke 23, 50, “ And he was a good man,” a very appropriate text, for Brother Hazen was a very unassuming man, modesty and genuine worth sweetly blended to make him estimable to all who knew him . He was favored with a revival in almost every charge to which he had been sent, and scores of souls can testify that he led them to Jesus. His farewell was quiet, but glorious. His last testimony was, “All is clear. Christ is precious.” His remains were taken to Adrian for interment. He leaves a wife and two sons to inherit a name and reputation that entitle them to respect and sympathy from all who love the Master.

- Detroit Annual Conference minutes of 1881, pp. 35-36

Sarah Hazen

Sarah Hazen was born in 1832 in Ohio. She died in 1906 in Wisconsin. She married Albert Hazen on December 30, 1847 at Adrian, Michigan.