Adolph Hach

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Adolph Hach 1864

Adolph Hach , complete Friedrich Adolph Hach (born July 13, 1832 in Lübeck , † December 4, 1896 ibid) was a German administrative lawyer and historian.


Hach was the eldest of three sons of the Lübeck Senator Hermann Wilhelm Hach and the grandson of the Higher Appeal Judge Johann Friedrich Hach . Theodor Hach's mother Johanna Ernestine (1811–1889) was the daughter of the court president Heise . Eduard Hach and Theodor Hach were his brothers.

He attended the Katharineum in Lübeck , which he graduated as Primus Omnium in 1851 . Even as a schoolboy he was entrusted with the compilation of the legal volume catalog for the city ​​library . He studied law, first at the University of Bonn , then from 1852 at the University of Göttingen . Here he was promoted to Dr. jur. PhD. He passed the legal exam before the Higher Appeal Court of the four Free Cities and was initially a lawyer and notary in Lübeck. In 1860 he became procurator at the Higher Appeal Court of the four Free Cities, and in 1864 administrative administrator in Lübeck-Travemünde and in 1868 as the first officer of the police authority as an actuary, succeeding Friedrich Christian Avé-Lallemant . In 1889 he received the title of Police Council .

From 1877 to 1895 Hach was a member of the Lübeck citizenship. He worked in various committees, was chairman of the arbitration tribunal of the Hanseatic Insurance Company and head of the calibration office .

Since 1855 a member of the Society for the Promotion of Charitable Activities , he was involved in many of its institutions, from 1861 to 1864 and from 1877 to 1880 one of its heads and from 1874 to 1877 director of the society. In 1889, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Foundation, the Society, together with Wilhelm Brehmer and August Sartori (educator), awarded him their gold medal .

He founded the Mitteilungen des Verein für Lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde , a forerunner of the journal of the Verein für Lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde and published numerous articles on historical topics. hach was a member of the Travemünder Liedertafel and, in 1892, succeeded Christian Scherling as the national spokesman for the Lower Saxon Singers' Association.

Since 1860 he was married to his cousin Johann Magdalena Eleonore Hach (* March 2, 1839, † April 12, 1913). The couple had a son and two daughters.


  • The Society for the Promotion of Charitable Activities in Lübeck during the first hundred years of its existence: 1789 to 1888. Festschrift for the secular celebration. Lübeck: Rahtgens 1889