Death of Captain Martin Freeman

Chronicle-Star, Pascagoula, MS, 14 September 1894

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1894, at 8 o'clock, p.m., Capt. Martin Freeman, Light-house keeper at Horn Island, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Alf. Olsson, at Pascagoula.

The deceased was born in Settin, German, on May 18, 1814, and when but a youth followed a sea-faring life until he was appointed light-house keeper at Horn Island, Nov. 29, 1874, serving as such to the time of his death. He was kind and hospital to all who visited the light-house and his jovial disposition won for him a host of friends. He was charitable, and brought up his children in the fear of the Lord. He leaves a widow and five children; Mrs. A. Olsson, Mrs. Leonard Levin, Mrs. G. W. Ladmer, Mrs. Anna Waiters and Mr. Martin Freeman.

His funeral took place Wednesday evening and was largely attended. His remains were laid to rest in the Protestant cemetery at Pascagoula. Rev. C. J. Broders, performing the funeral ceremonies.