Hahn(Kim), Duk-sae: She contributed Korean independence funds from Kim Brothers in Central California.
Hahn, Duk-sae and her husband Kim, Hyungsoon were Korean independence patriots. She graduated from Ewha Hakdang school and married in 1909. They both moved to a farm in Reedley in Central California. She met Mr. Charles H. Kim, who taught math at her school. Her husband and Charles H. Kim incorporated a company called Kim Brothers for fruit packers and shippers. She became the partner of their business. It was the largest and successful business enterprise in the West in the 1930s. They had two daughters: Mary and Ruth. The story goes that while she wanted her daughter Mary to marry Dr. Syngman Rhee, her husband did not. In 1944, she participated in the Korean Women’s Patriotic League and the United Korean Committee in America. She donated independence funds from 1921 through 1945. In 2014, the South Korean government posthumously recognized her with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Presidential Commendation for her contribution toward the Korean independence movement.