The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen
Blue Island Sun-Standard - February 21, 1929
Louis Hageman, 81 years old, and one of the oldest settlers in Blue Island vicinity died at his home, 149th and Crawford, Midlothian, Thursday, after a long illness. He was born in Germany, Jan. 25, 1848, and came to the United States with his parents when he was nine years old, settling near Blue Island. In 1872 he married Alberta Hulett and three children are surviving him: Mrs. William Schwartz of Chicago, and Mrs. Olive Anderson and Ward Hageman of Midlothian. The funeral was held at the home Monday with Rev. B. F. Freese officiating and interment made in the Bachelors Grove cemetery.