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Last modified: April 2012; July 2014
Created: February 1996

AUGUST HANSEN
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1885
My best guess:
August Hansen
Magdalena, Susan holding Anna, Frank
John E., Jacob, John Peter
BORN: May 28, 1827 in France (possibly Paris) 1 6 7 8 23 24 25 29
DIED: September 14, 1905 in the Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin 2 3 4 8 9 29
BURIED: St. Nicholas Cemetery, Dacada, Wisconsin. 2 3 4 8 Find-a-Grave entry
PARENTS: Louisa and Leo Hansen They were from France. 29
RELIGION: member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church 3 4 7 8 10
OCCUPATION: farmer 1 5 24 29
pensioner in 1900 25
SERVICE: Civil War 1861-1864 5th Illinois Cavalry Co. L 1 6 8
MARRIAGE: Susan Feltes (1842-1921) on August 27, 1858 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Chicago by Rev. M. Liermann. Witnesses were Luther and Maas. 3 4 5 6 7 8 23 24 25 26 29

St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada, Wisconsin. Built in 1849. August Hansen may have worked on it.
CHILDREN
(13 total. Not much known) 3 died before 1900 25
NAME BORN DIED SPOUSE NUMBER OF CHILDREN NOTES PHOTO
Nicolaus HANSEN (Nick) July 14, 1858 Holland, WI June 15, 1922 Chicago, IL Not married -
Leo HANSEN 1861 Holland, WI after 1920 ? ?
Louis HANSEN about 1862 between 1940 and 1956 in V.A. hospital in Milwaukee. Not married. - Wounded in W.W.1. Lived in Almond, Ill. in 1922. Lived in Romeoville, Ill. and then with brother Frank in 1940.
Mary HANSEN Oct. 1867 1929-1930 Louis Fischer 4 Lived in Chicago, IL
Peter HANSEN Nov. 2, 1869 Dec. 5, 1931 in Albion, Michigan Adella Warner yes Lived in Albion, Mich.
Emma HANSEN 1872 Sept. 14, 1879. - - Buried near Feltes grave in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Dacada, Wisc. Age 7 (or 2).
Magdalena HANSEN Sep. 21, 1873 before 1920 probably before 1900. Married Some
Frank HANSEN July 1874 between 1940 and 1956 Christine Wagner 7 Lived in Chacago, IL
John E. HANSEN Dec. 7, 1876 Aug. 17, 1955 Susan Rasaal 3 Lived in Random Lake, WI
Jacob HANSAN (Jake) Sep. 5, 1878 June 23, 1963 Pearl Gilboe 2 Lived in Oshkosh, WI
John Peter HANSAN June 14, 1882 Oct. 20, 1956 Cora Glidden 6 Lived in Oshkosh, WI
Anna M. HANSEN July 28, 1884 May 23, 1950 John Weiland 0 Lived in Port Washington, WI
RESIDENCES: Born in Bever or Beauvoir, Germany or France possibly near Paris 1 6 7 25
The 1900 census indicates that he came to the United States in 1848. 25
He lived in Dacada, Wisconsin from before 1859 until his death. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24 25 Their home was across the street from St. Nicholas Church. 6
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NOTES: The last name is spelled Hansen in the cemetery and by many of the children. It was spelled Hanson on many of the war records.

According to Lillian Burton, he had a brother who was a gendarme (a member of the French police force) in France.

The last name may have been HANS in France. (Many last names were changed when people immigrated to the U.S., either because of simple misspellings, or to anglicize the name, or even to leave the past behind.)

Margarite remembers her father telling her of how when he went to school at St. Nicholas, he had spit on the floor and was reprimanded physically by the nuns and how Grandpa August went across the road and took the nuns to task. 6 7

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CIVIL WAR: He enlisted Sep. 1, 1861 at Effingham, Ill. for 3 years. He mustered in at Camp Butler near Springfield, Ill. on Dec. 30, 1861 in the 5th Regiment Illinois Cavalry, Company L. He supplied his own horse and the government of Illinois provided the equipment worth $35. A letter from Irene Bauernfeind in 1957 after getting information from her father, Jake Hansan, says that "His horse was shot from under him and later, when given another, it became frightened, nearly trampling him to death. Sometime during the war he had fingers on both hands cut off." On March 2, 1863 he went AWOL to the town of Helena, Ark. and returned on March 4. He was tried and found guilty on Dec. 14, 1863. He was fined two weeks pay. His commanding officer was Lt. William W. Berry and tried by Major A. H. Seley. In August 1863 he was recommended for the Invalid Corps because of Diarrhea and intermittent fever. They were at Big Black River, Miss. He appears on the company muster out roll at Vicksburg, Miss. on Dec. 29, 1864. He had been transferred to the Invalid Corps on Feb. 15, 1864 where he was on duty in the prison barracks. He went on leave from March 5, to May 5, 1864 to Sheboygan, Wis. He was discharged with one fourth disability for the loss of three fingers on Nov. 7, 1864 at Rock Island Barracks, Ill. He was described as having blue eyes, dark complexion, auburn hair, and 5 feet 8 inches tall. His age varies from 25 to 36. There is a plaque at Vicksburg with his name on it. 1 6
More information on the 5th Illinois Cavalry.
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NOTES: The 1900 census indicates he was naturalized. He spoke English and could read and write. He owned his own home free and clear. 25
SOURCES: Carol Hansan
1 Civil War record of August Hansan
2 Department of Veterans Affairs
3 Last will and testament of Susanna Hansen
4 Obituary of Susan Hansan
5Marian Reschlein
6Margarite Jonagan (Letters from 1978 and 1981)
7 Lillian Burton
8 St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Dacada, Wisconsin by Pat Hansan
9 Lucy Hansan
10 Baptismal Certificate of John Peter Hansan
17 Obituary of Nicholas Hansen
18 Obituary of John Peter Hansen
19 Obituary of Jacob Hansan
20 Obituary of Pearl Glidden Hansan
21 Letter from Riverside Cemetery
23 1870 Census Wisconsin, Sheboygan County, Holland Township
24 1880 Census Wisconsin, Sheboygan County, Holland Township
25 1900 Census Wisconsin, Ozaukee County, Belgium Township
26 1910 Census Wisconsin, Ozaukee County, Belgium Township
26 1998 Letter from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois
29 1905 Death Certificate of August Hansen