Monday, June 18, 2012

Mahlon Hagerman 1813-1905

Our concise Hagerman Line

Dan's 3rd great grandfather, maternal line

Mahlon Hagerman
born 22 May 1813, Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA
died 7 Feb 1905, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA
married 1838
Catherine Weidman
Born 12 Apr 1820, Northampton County PA
Died 18 March 1889 in Montour County Pa


Children:

Sarah Ann Hagerman 1839-1920 married Charles Smith
Joshua Hagerman 1841-1932 m. Sarah Albeck
John Hagerman 1844 -1935  m. Amanda Snyder
Susan Ellen Hagerman 1851-1935 married William Weir
Jacob Hagerman - Died Young


Time Line:

1813 - Mahlon Hagerman was born
22 May
Pennsylvania
"born May 22 1813 in Northampton county Pa and was the fourth child in his parents family"

MAHLAN HAGERMAN, farmer, P. O. Comly, was born in Northampton County, May 22, 1813, son of Joshua and Susannah (Diltz) Hagerman, former of whom with two brothers came to Northampton County, Penn., from New Jersey. Joshua was the father of five children, of whom Mahlan is the fourth. - (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 184 )

1820 - Catherine Weidman was born
12 Apr 1820
Daughter of John & Sara Hannah (Zeisloft) Weidman

Baptismal Record - 
Name: Catharina Weidmann
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1820
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 2 Jul 1820
Baptism Place: Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
Baptism Age: 0
Father Name: Johs Weidmann
Mother Name: Sara Weidmann
Denomination: Lutheran

Organization Name: Christ Lutheran Church

1838 - Marriage to Catherine Weidman
22 Oct
Age: 25
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
1838--Marriage Record. Parrish Records of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Easton, PA, page 301. Mahlon Hagamen and Catherine Weidman were married October 22, 1838.

On Oct 22 1838 Mr Hagerman married in Northampton county Pa Catherine Weidman daughter of John and Hannah Weidman the former of whom died in 1840 the latter about 1870 they are buried in Northampton county Mrs Hagerman died in 1895 Six children were born to her and her husband Joshua Sarah Ann widow of Charles Smith living in Anthony township Montour Co Pa Susan Ellen wife of William Weyers of Findlay Ohio Harriet Catherine wife of Clayton Ford of Findlay Ohio John of Tur botville Pa who married Amanda Snyder and Jacob deceased - Historical & Biographical Annals of Montour County

1841 - Residence
Age: 28
Anthony Twp, Montour County PA
Then he bought a tract of land in Anthony township including property which is the present home of his son Joshua on which he settled and which he cleared and greatly improved His original purchase was 300 acres part of which he sold

1841 - Son Joshua is Born
December 22 1841

source - Joshua's Death Certificate
Name: Joshua Hagerman
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 90
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1841
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 20 Jan 1932
Death Place: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: Mahlon Hagerman
Father Birth Place: Berks County, Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Swartz
Mother Birth Place: Berks County, Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Sarah C Albeck
Certificate Number: 8657

Sarah was born before Joshua, and John after - both list Catherine Weidman as their mother.  Add in the 1838 marriage record for Mahlon Hagerman & Catherine Weidman, and I think we can be assured that the Mother Name :Swartz is in error.


1844 - son John Hagerman born
September 4 1844

Source - John's death certificate - 
Name: John Hagerman
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 90
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1844
Birth Place: Anthony Twp Montour County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 10 Jan 1935
Death Place: Turbotville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: Mahlon Hagerman
Father Birth Place: Berks County, Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Katie Wideman
Mother Birth Place: Berks County, Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Amanda Hagerman
Certificate Number: 9524

1850 - Residence
Age: 37
Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania

1850 Census
Name: Mahlon Hagerman
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 112
Household Members:
Name Age
Mahlon Hagerman 36
Cath Hagerman 32
Sarah A Hagerman 10
Joshua Hagerman 9
John Hagerman 5
Susan Hagerman 1/12
Neighbors: Amos & Isabella Haycock, Robert & Hannah Derr, Abm. & Sarah Bechtel, William & Esther Reynolds, Tobias & Sophia Shirts, David & Mary Wilson, and William & Nancy McKes.

1851 - Daughter Sarah Ellen Born

Source - Death certificate - 


1854 - Catherine's father, John Weidman, died.

"I John Wideman of Upper Mount Bethel Township in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania and of sound mind and good memory, but weak and Feable in Body thank God for the same Amen. It is my will that after my decease that all of my just debts and expenses shall be paid. Margaret my Daughter entermarried with A. Philip shall have a full and Equal share with the rest of my children, my son Henry Wideman shall have his full share by deducting the amount of Seventy five dollars that I had paid for him To the Mrs. Ludwigs, Hannah my daughter Entermarried to Wm. Dietrich shall have her full share deducting the amount of Seventy Dollars, money lent to him (Wm. Dietrich), Catharine my daughter Entermarried with M. Hagerman shall have her full share, Elizabeth my daughter shall have her full share and Ten dollars More being money I have in hands as being Guardian, for her Mary my daughter shall have her full share and Ten Dollars more as money that I have in hands as guardian, My son Daniel Wideman shall have his full share, deducting two hundred and fifteen dollars, money paid and notes given to Frances Hagerman if the notes are paid by my son Daniel then one hundred dollars shall only be deducted, Susan my Daughter shall have her full share and ten dollars more as guardian. Sarah my daughter Entermarried with George Coffman shall have her full share and ten dollars more as money that I had in hands as Guardian and she the said Sarah shall be paid resonable for her trouble in my the sicknep (sickness). My son Lewis Wideman shall have his full share and one Sorrel mare and Bay yearling colt, three yearling colt, or Bay Stud Horse and the said Lewis shall be deducted out of his share for said Horses, fifteen dollars and receive no money from me as Guardian, Jepe (Jesse) Wideman shall have his full share and the yearling Sorrel Colt for money received as guardian for him, the foregone is my will as respects my heirs and if any of them shall not be satisfied or content with this my will or commence a Law Suit then they shall have no share purpart of my Estate at is my will and desire that William Reagle my true and trusty friend as Executor shall soon as convenient after my decease expose at public Sale all my personal property to the highest and best bidder and for the best price, and my Real Estate shall be sold in the fall of the year at public Sale to the highest and best bidder and on reasonable terms for payments, and this is my will and testament and desire that my trusty friend Wm. Reagle Oyer as Esq. shall perform the same as such as witnip (witness) my hands and Seal this Eleventh day of May AD 1854 John Wideman and his X mark.
Signed, Sealed, and acknowledged delivered in the presence of us and in the presence of the testator Jacob Eyer, And of, Jullum, Wm. Reagle, Northampton County, PA: On the 19th day of May AD 1854 before me Samuel Siegfried Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration in and for said County personally appeared Jacob Eyer and Enos Heller two of the subscribing witnesses to the preceeding Instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John Weidman, now desceased, and being duly sworn according to the Law did favorably depose and say That they were present at the execution of the said written instrument saw and heard the said John Weidman, the Testator by his mark sign, seal publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament That at the time of so doing, he the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief: Also that they signed their names as witnesses thereto at the request and in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other. Witnep (Witnessed) my hands Sam Siegfried Regr. Same day William Reagle the Executor within named, was duly sworn and Letter Tetamentary granted unto him Sam Siegfried."
(Frances is Mahlan's brother, and I believe he married John's daughter Julianna, although she does not appear to be mentioned in this will)

1860 - Residence - 

1860 Census
Name: Maylon Hagerman
Age in 1860: 43
Birth Year: abt 1817
Home in 1860: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Exchange
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Maylon Hagerman 43
Catharine Hagerman 41
Sarah Ann Hagerman 21
Joshua Hagerman 19
John Hagerman 16
Susan Hagerman 10
Harriet Hagerman 7

About Son Jacob Hagerman-
On Oct 22 1838 Mr Hagerman married in Northampton county Pa Catherine Weidman daughter of John and Hannah Weidman the former of whom died in 1840 the latter about 1870 they are buried in Northampton county Mrs Hagerman died in 1895 Six children were born to her and her husband Joshua Sarah Ann widow of Charles Smith living in Anthony township Montour Co Pa Susan Ellen wife of William Weyers of Findlay Ohio Harriet Catherine wife of Clayton Ford of Findlay Ohio John of Turbotville Pa who married Amanda Snyder and Jacob deceasedHistorical & Biographical Annals of Montour County

So we know Jacob was deceased before 1915, when this was written.  Jacob appears in none of the census records, so we can also assume he died before he was 10 years old.  He is likely buried in the Turbotville Cemetery - I should be able to find record of him there


1860 -Daughter Sarah Married Charles Smith - 
December 25 1860
Turbotville Pa

1864 - Land Deed
Age: 51
Upper Mount Bethel
Mahlon, Squires & Francis grant the land of Joshua Hagerman (their father) to their sister, Catherine (Hagerman) Morey

1864--Deed. Northampton Co., PA, Book A, Volume 11, pages 341-344, dated November 29, recorded December 6.
Mahlon & Catharine Hagerman of Anthony Twp., Montour Co., Squires Hagerman of Upper Mount Bethel, and Francis & Juliann Hagerman of Upper Mount Bethel grant land to (their sister) Catherine Morey (also known as Katy, married to Jacob Morey) of Upper Mount Bethel. The transaction was made by the heirs and legal representatives of Joshua Hagerman, late of Upper Mount Bethel. The land included two tracts--No. 4 for 12 acres and 50/100th (perches?) and No. 6 for 4 acres and 59 perches. At the October 4, 1864 public vendue the land was sold to Morey for $90 per acre for No. 4 and $45 per acre for No. 6. Neighbors bounding this land included: Francis H. Hagerman, James Kintner, Peter W. Morey, and George Hoagland.

1869 - Land Deed
8 Jan
Age: 55
Anthony Twp, Montour County PA
1869--Deed. Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA, Grantee Index A-L 1850-1958, Book 5, page 565, Date of Deed 8 Jan 1869, Recorded 15 Feb 1869. Charles Smith, et ux grant land in Anthony Twp., to Mahlon Hagerman


1870 - Residence
1870 Census
Name: Malen Hagerman
Age in 1870: 56
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Malen Hagerman 56
Catherine Hagerman 50
Josiah Hagerman 28
John Hagerman 25
Susan Hagerman 20
Harriet Hagerman 17

1870 Son John Hagerman Married Amanda Snyder
marriage year taken from the 1900 census

Occupation
Mr. Hagerman has been supervisor three terms, and overseer of the poor eight terms.

1876- Son Joshua Hagerman married Sarah Catherine Albeck
Name: Joshua Hagerman
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1876
Marriage Place: Turbotville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Name: Sarah C Albeck
Denomination: United Church of Christ
Organization Name: Trinity United Church of Christ
Joshua, shown above, would be the son of Mahlon 1813-1905. The Mahlon in this photo would be the grandson of the Mahlon 1813-1905 featured here.

Joshua Hagerman was reared at his present home and received his education in the public schools of the district From the age of twelve until he was a young man of twenty three he farmed for his father after that engaging in agricultural pursuits on his own account and he bought the homestead in 1895. He has always lived there. He has been a successful farmer and stock raiser and is one of the most respected residents of his section. His life work has been farming and he has had a quiet career taking no part in public matters. Politically he is a Democrat. He was reared in the Turbotville Reformed Church.

 In 1876 Mr Hagerman married Sarah Albeck a native of Anthony township born in 1859 wno died Dec n 1893. She was a member of the Lutheran Church at Turbotville a charitable Christian woman and well liked by all who knew her.

 Two children were born to Mr and Mrs Hagerman:Mahlon born Oct 25 1882 a farmer,married Stella Lily born July 21 1881 and has two children Lee born Dec 8 1902 and Ruth born Oct 23 1906 Elizabeth born March n 1891 is married to Jud Ford of Northumberland county and has one child Marie Arline born March 13 1913.

Michael and Rosanna Litchard Albeck grandparents of Mrs Joshua Hagerman were farming people in Wurtemberg Germany and came to this country in 1830. They landed at New York after a voyage of forty two days and remained there long enough to buy a horse. Then with a wagon brought from the old country they set out for Pennsylvania and arrived safely on the Muncy Hills with their eight children, namely Gottlieb Michael who lived in Lycoming county Pa, George deceased, John in Danville Pa, Jacob of Anthony township, Rosanna deceased Catherine decease,d and Christianna wife of Isaac Kisner of Clarkestown Lycoming county. - Historical & Biographical Annals of Montour County


1879 - Daughter Susan Hagerman married William W. Weyer
Name: Susan A Hagerman
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 22 Mar 1879
Marriage Place: Turbotville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Name: Wm W Wyer
Denomination: United Church of Christ
Organization Name: Trinity United Church of Christ

In 1880 Susan & William Weyer are found in the census for Findlay Ohio.

1880 - Listed in the will of his brother, Squires Hagerman
20 Feb
Age: 66
Listed in the will of his brother, Squires Hagerman

1880--Will. Northampton Co., PA, File No. 10120.
Will of Squires Hagerman--death on February 16, 1880 at residence in Upper Mount Bethel Twp. Charles Morey and Thomas Ott were Executors. Funeral services were conducted by the Presbyterian Churches of Portland and Williamsburg in trust. The Will states his housekeeper, Rachel A. Barns who is to have his land and house near village of Portland. It states his brothers F.H. Hagerman and Mahlon Hagerman and sister Katy, widow of Jacob Morey. Witnesses: Jere Reiner andHenry W. Gangewer. Will probated February 20, 1880. Inventory and appraisal accompanys file.


1880 - Residence
Age: 67
Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States
Age: 67; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self
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1880 Census
Name: Mahlen Hagerman
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catharine Hagerman
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Mahlen Hagerman 67
Catharine Hagerman 61
Harriett Hagerman 27
Alice Smith 17
John Widman 22

1882 - Daughter Harriet Travels to Ohio to visit sister Ella Hagerman
Sometime in 1882, before Christmas, the youngest child of Mahlon & Catherine (Weidman) Hagerman traveled to Findlay Ohio to stay with her sister Susan "Ella" (Hagerman) Wyman.  While there she apparently met Clayton Ford on at least two occasions.  Harriet would have been around 29 years old when she made the trip, and we know from her letters that she stayed for 14 months. Ella had given birth in July of 1881, to a daughter named Jessie, who would die a short time later, in September of 1883.  It seems likely that Harrriet traveled out to help her sister with the new baby, but I do not know if the child was ill, or died suddenly, or which 14 months Harriet was there. 

1885 Daughter Harriet Hagerman is courted by Clayton Ford, through mail. 
It is not until September of 1885 that the letters begin.  Even if her 14 month stay began in December of 1882 and lasted until February of 1884 (and I do not know that those dates are true - December of 1882 could easily have been the last of her 14 month stay, not the beginning, or it could have been the middle) that would leave almost a year and half before the letters begin.
Another researcher kindly mailed me copies of these letters, this is her email to me: "What I have is about 15-20 letters written between Clayton and Harriet.  They aren't really my letters.  They belong to my cousin.  He had given me several bins of family history items to make copies of, and these letters were included in those bins.  I know his Grandmother, Mildred (Moore) Cole had them at one time, and they have been passed down.  I don't know how Mildred obtained them.  Are there any Moores, Ewings, or Coles in this family line?  I just haven't been able to find any family connection.  Anyhow, these letters are written from 1885 thru 1887, when Hattie lived in Comly, PA and Clayton lived in Findlay. It was obviously a courtship through the mail situation. "
Comly Pa does not appear on google maps, however, there is a Comly road leading out of Turbotville, to the area of the Hagerman farms, where the Hagerman farm was located.

I have all of the letters transcribed online here - 

1885/1886
We learn from Harriet's letters to Clayton that one of her brothers broke a limb

Comly Pa June 11 1886
Dear Friend
This pleasant evening I'll try to answer your long letter that I received some time ago and was glad to hear that your health is good, and what a blessing it is to have good health. My health is tolerable good but I work to hard for my strength. I must tell you that we had company this afternoon, my Brother, that one that had his lim broken, That was the one you Saw on the wood pile. This is the first place he has been, how glad we was to see him able to ride out, for the time was very long to him. Well Clayton can you tell me Why it is that my Sister Ella has forgotten me, for the last letter that I reed from her was last Feb., but I never Write the second letter until she writes.

1886 - Harriet Catherine Hagerman Married Clayton Ford
Findlay, May 1 '86
Mr.. & Mrs. Hagerman
Your note consenting to the marriage of your daughter, Harriet, has been received, and I am happy to thank you for this gift next to the greatest of all gifts, a wife, a helpmate, and a life companion. But I fear that while this your sacrifice is any comfort, it is also your sorrow, in that it takes from you the last of your children, which are always the joy and of parents in their old age, but. thc prosperity of their children adds new joys to fathers and mothers, and the bitterness of lifes declining years looses half its sorrows in the success of those for whom their life has been spent, and whom parents learn to love most dearly. May fond hopes and bright prospects illuminate your path as they do ours, and may God bless you lot as we trust- he will also bless ours.
Respectfully,
C .W. Ford

1889 - Catherine (Weidman) Hagerman Died
Died 18 March 1889 - Date from Tombstone & Cemetery Records

1897  - Mahlon's Brother Frances Killed in Accident 
The Scranton Tribune
(Scranton, Pennsylvania)
30 Jun 1897, Wed • First Edition



1900 - Residence
Age: 87
Anthony Township, Montour, Pennsylvania
Living with his grandson, Howard Mahlon Smith

1900 Census
1900 United States Federal Census about Mahalan Hagerman
Name: Mahalan Hagerman
[Mahalon Hagerman] 
Age: 87
Birth Date: May 1813
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
[Montour] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Howard M Smith 24
Essie Smith 20
Ella Smith 3
Mahalan Hagerman 87
Sarah Smith 59
Ella M Pealing 32
Mahalan Pealing 3

1904 - Wrote Will - 
1904--Will. Montour Co., PA, Book 3, Page 575, No. 540, Dated December 8, Recorded
Last Will & Testament of Mahlon Hagerman of Anthony Twp. It mentions his children: Joshua, John, Susan Ellen Wyre, Sarah Ann Smith wife of Charles Smith, and Harriet Catharine Ford wife of Clayton Ford. It also mentions grand daughter Ellen Peeling and her husband Frank Peeling who are renting a dwelling from him and whom he bequeaths a house and lot to them near Comly, Limestone Twp. His sons, Joshua and John, are named Executors. E.L. Lyons and F.S. Peeling were witnesses.

1905 - Mahlon Hagerman Died
7 Feb
Age: 91

1905--Letters of Administration. Montour Co., PA, Book 3, Page 575-577, No. 540-541, Dated February 16.
Letters of Administration were granted to Joshua and John Hagerman for the estate of Mahlon Hagerman, late of Anthony Twp., who died Tuesday, February 7, 1905 at 11:50 p.m.

1905 - Land Deed
26 Jun
Anthony Twp, Montour County PA
1905--Deed. Anthony Twp, Montour Co., PA, Grantor Index A-L 1850-1958, Book 24, page 381, Date of Deed 26 June 1905, recorded June 8, 1906. Sarah Ann Smith, John Hagerman, and Joshua Hagerman purchased land from Mahlon Hagerman (by heirs).

1905--Inventory and Appraisement. Montour Co., PA, Book 2, Page 348, No. 429, and Book 3, Page 575, No. 540, Dated February 18.
Inventory and Appraisement of estate of Mahlon Hagerman. E.L. Lyons and Thomas Watts, appraisors. Appraisement of personal property set at $686.47.

Burial
Turbotville Cemetery, Turbotville, Northumberland County, Pa


Research:

MAHLAN HAGERMAN, farmer, P. O. Comly, was born in Northampton County, May 22, 1813, son of Joshua and Susannah (Diltz) Hagerman, former of whom with two brothers came to Northampton County, Penn., from New Jersey. Joshua was the father of five children, of whom Mahlan is the fourth. Our subject was reared in Northampton County, Penn., and in 1841 removed to what is now Anthony Township, this county, and located where his son Joshua now resides; he has resided here ever since, and now has over 140 acres of land, and put up all his present improvements. He was married in Northampton County, October 22, 1838, to Miss Catharine, daughter of John and Hannah Weidman, former of whom died in 1840, latter about 1870, and they are buried in Northampton County. They were the parents of six children, five now living: Sarah Ann, wife of Charles Smith, in Limestone Township; Joshua, married to Sarah Albeck, in Anthony Township, this county; John, married to Amanda Snyder, in Northumberland County, Penn.; Susan Ellen, wife of William WEIR, in Ohio; Harriet Catharine, wife of S. Ford, in Hancock County, Ohio; Jacob is deceased. Mr. Hagerman has been supervisor three terms, and overseer of the poor eight terms. He has altogether 364 acres of land. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 184 )



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Estella Mae Lilley (Mary Ann Shade3, Lavina Yagle2, Conrad Yagel1) was born 21 JUL 1881 in Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA, and died 1959 in Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA. She married Mahlon Augustus Hagerman 14 AUG 1901 in Turbotville, Lewis Twp. Northcumberland Co., PA, son of Joshua Hagerman and Sarah Catherine Albeck. He was born 25 OCT 1882 in Comley, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA, and died 4 OCT 1938 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.
   
Children of Estella Mae Lilley and Mahlon Augustus Hagerman are:
+ 24  i. Lee Jay Hagerman was born 8 DEC 1902 in Comley, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA, and died 14 FEB 1982 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.
  25  ii. Franklin Edward Hagerman was born 10 MAY 1905, and died ABT SEP 1905 in Turbotville (Turbotville's new cem).
+ 26  iii. Ruth Marie Hagerman was born 23 OCT 1906 in Turbotville, Montour Co., PA, and died 22 JUN 1963 in Williamsport, PA (turbotville's new cem).

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