m. 5 Jun 1892
Facts and Events
Hannah was the third of five daughters in the family of Louis and Bertha Brautman (later Brantman). According to her niece Elayne, Hannah had a long-running and ultimately unfulfilled engagement to a Jewish man named Avi, who kept putting her off with the excuse that he had to take care of his mother. She eventually met another man where she worked, with whom she fell in love, but he was not Jewish. When she married him, her parents declared her dead and sat shivah. Sadly, she did actually die at age 30, of cancer, only a few months after marrying. Much later, Hannah's sister Rhea met Avi, who did eventually marry someone else, and Rhea reported that Avi's wife looked just like Hannah. Also, many years later, when visiting Hannah's grave, Rhea met Hannah's husband, who was also visiting her grave. She reported that he had not married again. Elayne thought she remembered that Hannah's husband was Irish.
Another of Hannah's nieces, Carol, had in her possession a wedding announcement from Hannah's wedding, which gave the name of the husband as Stephen A. Bazdan. Looking up that name revealed that he was a clerk in a printing house (1930 census), and the son of Slovenian immigrants. He appears to have lived until 1987, and may have remarried very late in life.