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.")

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dash Between: Emil John Evin, 88, Proud First-Generation American, Proud Marine

Emil John Evin, then the oldest member of Marine Corps League Medina County Detachment, gives a salute as his wife, Frankie, looks on at the Marine Corps Ball in 2008. (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Emil John Evin believed his life was spared for a reason, when only he and one other member of his company got out of Iwo Jima alive during World War II.

Evin, a charter member of the Marine Corps League's Medina County chapter, who lived to be 88, filled the years since escaping the bloody battle by working at least two jobs at a time to support his family, helping others and serving his community.

Click here to read the Dash Between March 6, 1923, when he was born in Cleveland, and July 17, 2011, when he died at age 88. The story was published in the Aug. 8, 2011, edition of the Medina County Gazette.

To view the photo gallery that accompanies Evin's story, click here.

Frankie Cannon and Emil John Evin, known to friends as Frankie and Johnny, were married Oct. 21, 1945, in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of the family.)