This Day in History: 1897-04-03

John Hartmann, Prussian cornetist and composer, served in Prussian army as solo cornetist to the Cuirassiers in Cologne, after service joined brother in England in brass band of the Crystal Palace Company, director of Tyrone Militia Band in Sheffield, led Royal Sherwood Foresters band (top English band at time), served many more years in English military bands, retired, writing music for publishing houses, died in Liverpool, England.