Feb­ru­a­ry 28, 1868, Orange, Indiana.

Oc­to­ber 1927, near St. Elmo, Illinois, in an automobile accident, en route to a church convention.


Hackleman grew up on a farm, but by age 17 was teaching singing classes and leading the singing in meetings. Later he taught public school for four years, and studied music at the Toronto, Canada, Conservatory of Music under Italian composer Francesco d’Auria, and with private teachers in New York City. He went on to compose, edit song books, and lead the music at state and national conventions of the Christian Church. He served as president of the National Association of Church Musicians, for five years as secretary to the Indiana Missionary Society, and also ran the Hackleman Music Com­pa­ny in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hackleman’s works in­clude:

  1. Going to Judgment, Not Fit to Live
  2. Have You Looked for the Sheep in the Desert?
  3. I Heard a Gentle Voice Today
  4. O Christians, Bravely Go to Battle
  5. Only Sixteen, So the Papers All Say
  6. Ready to Follow Christ’s Command
  7. Saved by Mother’s Prayer
  8. Send the Gospel, Tell the Wondrous Story
  9. Speed Away, Speed Away
  10. This Way, Papa
  11. We Have Heard the Call of Jesus
  12. What Will You Do with Jesus?
  13. Who Cares for a Soul?
  14. Wondrous Cross, The
  1. Drifting Down
  2. Nearer Home

Hackleman’s burial place