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