Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dash Between: Martin Hasemann, 49, Shire of Falcon's Quarry herald

Martin Hasemann, a.k.a. Lazarus Jacob Von Hase (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Martin Hasemann, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was known to fellow Middle Ages enthusiasts as Lazarus Jacob Von Hase.

As herald for SCA's Shire of Falcon's Quarry chapter in Lorain, Ohio, he used his considerable computer skills as a network engineer to help his peers find monikers befitting their SCA characters, the historical period in which their characters lived and their own heritage.

Click here to read the Dash Between Dec. 20, 1961, when Martin was born in Erath, La., and July 22, 2011, when the Wellington, Ohio, resident died of complications from cancer. The story was published in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

(Editor's note: Patrick O'Donnell, a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter and SCA member, wrote a book about the modern medieval subculture titled "The Knights Next Door: Every Day People Living Middle Ages Dreams.")

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