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Elkridge: Hanover community lost a good one in neighbor, friend and community activist Herman Prehn
Elkridge: Hanover community lost a good one in neighbor, friend and community activist Herman Prehn

Every community has its local heroes and Elkridge is no exception. Herman Prehn, a long-time resident of Hanover, generous neighbor, loyal friend and community activist, died Jan. 27 at the age of 82. He once considered the priesthood with the Pallottine Priests and Brothers and lived at the Mission House in Jessup. However, in 1949, while studying and preparing to take his vows, he met a young woman by the name of Margaret Mary "Marge" Heil, who would accompany her father to the Mission House on Sunday afternoons to bring donations from St. Lawrence Church, the Pallottine's affiliate parish. Thus began a very different life from the road Herman started upon in 1949. He felt...

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