|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1811|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1860|
Andrew F Hanssen Chilton Times February 18, 1860
It is our painful duty to record the death of Andrew F. Hanssen, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of this County. He died on Wednesday evening the 15th, aged 49 years.
The deceased was born in Shonefeldt in the Dutchy of Holstein, Germany, in the month of February 1811. He obtained the first rudiments of his education at the Johannaum College, in Hamburg, and he afterwards graduated at the Universities of Kiel and Jena. Shortly after his graduation he traveled through Germany, France, Spain and Russia. In the latter place he went through a creditable examination at the University of Dorput. At that place he obtained a situation as tutor in the family of a Russian nobleman which he held until 1839 when he went to Portugal to engage in agricultural pursuits. While there he fell sick with a dangerous disease and for some time his life was despaired of. Nature however triumphed and he recovered his health, and returned to his native land and settled in Altona. In 1844 he took charge of the editorial department of the Altona Mercury, at that time one of the most liberal papers in the Dutchies Schleswig and Holstein. He continued to edit the Mercury until 1848, when he was employed by the Provisional Government to take charge of the Schleswig Holstein News, at Rendaburg, the organ of the Revolutionary party. The labor of conducting a paper of so much importance and influence as the News proved too much for his health and he was reluctantly compelled to resign his situation. He went to Hamburg and for a short time had charge of columns of the Free Press.
In 1850 he emigrated to the United States and settled in New Holstein, in this county, where he again engaged in farming. In the fall of 1856 he was elected Clerk of the Board of County Supervisors, and in 1858 was re-elected. Since the fall of 1857 he has been a resident of Chilton. He discharged the duties of his office to the satisfaction of all parties and won golden opinions for himself by his kind and courteous manners, in his intercourse with his fellow citizens. For a long time he has been troubles with a disease (ulcerations of the stomach, we believe) which has baffled the skill of his physicians, and has caused him a great deal of suffering, which he bore with Christian meekness and resignation. His death is a great loss to this County, for he was a faithful guardian of her interests and although departed from our sight the many virtues of Andrew F. Hanssen will long be remembered by our citizens. He leaves a wife and four small children who have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
His remains will be interred in New Holstein on Sunday. The procession will leave this village at ten o'clock A.M.
Christina G Oesau Tiedjens (1831 - 1915)*
Wilhelmine Hansen Arps (1855 - 1933)*
Betty Hanssen Veers (1855 - 1942)*
New Holstein City Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 01, 2009
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