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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 48
Year of Death: 2001

Jonathan R. Hohmann

He was ‘John’ to us.

My husband was faithful to the Lord. He read the Word each day and was a Trustee at our church. He was a dedicated father and family man to his sons Matthew and Gregory. He was the best husband and friend a wife could have been blessed to share her life with these past 18 years. There was nothing John could not do and he did everything to perfection. He was my hero long before the nation called him one. A tremendous hole has been left in our lives‚ but John would want us to continue to live our lives in a God honoring way thereby continuing his legacy.

John read ‘Daniel 3’ from the Scriptures that fateful day. It is significant because it is about three men who are thrown into a fiery furnace‚ but four men are seen in the furnace. The fourth person is God. We know that God was with him and took him to be with Him for eternity‚ and one day we will be united again.

I found the following verse in his wallet: ‘The Lord is good‚ a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.’ (Nahum 1:7)

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  1. my son is a fire man from chicago….he brought me a “jonathan hohmann braclet,,,he went to voulentere from chicago….i still wear it every 9-11…he will not b forgotten….my name is bonnie herrli from cherry valley, il….

    – bonnie
  2. John was a first cousin. We spent a lot of time together as boys. Wish I had been in contact with him later in life. Don’t let distance get in the way of staying in contact.

    – Tom Austin
  3. RIP

    – Scott
  4. I’m a firefighter in NJ. Our department did a stair climb two years ago, and each of us were given an ID card of a fallen firefighter for whom we climbed. I got Jonathan Hohmann. I kept that card in my turn out gear for a year. Then I decided it would be better to see John every day, so I put the card next to a picture of my son, next to my desk. If I knew how to contact his family, I would tell them that I will never forget Jonathan Hohmann, a brave man I never met. Rest easy John.

    – Mike
  5. I did a stair climb in honor of this gentleman! It was a pleasure to do so!

    – Morgan McGrath
  6. Hey people who have had an experience with him. Please call me 646 9544900. I am his son

    – Matthew hohmann
  7. Dear Hohmann Family, Rosemarie, Matthew

    Please know on this the 19 year anniversary of 9/11 that John will never be forgotten He is a true HERO. Blessings to the entire family.

    – Lisa Hopman
  8. LT Bohlsen here from Jordan Fire in Minnesota! I had the honor of carrying John with me at the stair climb FDIC this year! It was a privilege and honor and please know he will never be forgotten! Thank you for John and the sacrifice you made!
    952 201 6822

    – Brian Bohlsen
  9. Joe and I are honored to sponsor a 9/11 Memorial Brick in remembrance of Jonathan R. Hohmann, FDNY HAZ-MAT 1. The ceremony will be 9/11/2021 at our Highland Fire District Headquarters in Highland, NY. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will receive the proceeds from the sale of the bricks. RIP Jonathan R.Hohmann.

    – Patricia Rider
  10. At our town’s 20th 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, members of the audience were invited to read a name out loud of the fallen. The name I read was Jonathan R. Hohmann. I came this page so I could learn more about John and say a prayer for him and his family. He sounds like a wonderful man, husband, and father. Thank you for sharing about him, and please know that on 09/11/2021 in a small town in Texas, John and his legacy were remembered and honored.

    – Leigh Walker
  11. Today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wi I had the honor of walking the stair climb in honor of Jonathan R Hohmann. Please know that his heroism will never be forgotten.

    – Marylee
  12. We are cousins, my father was William Francis Hohmann and my grandfather was Oswald Hohmann, who with other stone masons worked on The Empire State Building. A number of Hohmann brothers worked there also. My grandmother used to tell us we had family on Long Island. We never had a chance to meet but I pray for all who died that day. I get a pit in my stomach and tears in my eyes when this day comes each year. I’m sorry we never met. Love and prayers to you and your family. I was working at West Point in the High Voltage Electric Shop that morning-devastating. God be with you all.

    – William Henry Hohmann
  13. I climbed 110 stories at the Bristol Motor Speedway in your honor. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice for all. Rest in peace brother.

    – Allen Rogers