The Hartzells were blessed with five children: Joseph Culver Hartzell (1870-1936), John Wesley Hartzell (1873-1873), Jennie Culver Hartzell (1874-1875), Morton Culver Hartzell (1876-1916) and Robert Culver Hartzell (1879-1933).
|Bishop Hartzell by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1902)|
The year 1916 was the year that Bishop Hartzell, aged 74, retired. He made his home in Blue Ash, Ohio. It also proved to be a year of great sorrow and trials for him. His beloved wife for over 46 years, Jennie Culver Hartzell died on January 27, 1916.
The bad news continued for the Hartzell family in 1916, as another son, Dr. Joseph Culver Hartzell, went through a bitter divorce.
Some time after 1920 Bishop Hartzell moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to live with his son Dr. Joseph Hartzell.
The Chicago Daily Tribune of September 7, 1928 brought sad news to the fans and friends of Bishop Hartzell (and there were many):
|Bishop Joseph Crane Hartzell (1842-1928)|
Next week I will tell more about the wreck of the schooner "Storm" and Bishop Hartzell's heroic rescue of its crew off of Evanston, Illinois.