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Capt Hans Henry "H.H." Buhne
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1822, Denmark
Death: Oct. 26, 1894
Humboldt County
California, USA

Born at: Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, then a part of Denmark.

Died at: Camp Solitude, his summer home.

Spouse: Mary Olsen, born in Germany,
died approx. 1866
Children: 1)Mary 2) Henry Hans 3)Alex 4)Sophie 5)Georgiana

Hans Henry Buhne sailed through the bar into Humboldt Bay on April 14, 1850.

"Humboldt's premier sea captain. It was Buhne who was chosen to pilot the schooner "Laura Virginia" into Humboldt Bay, making him the first white settler to bring a ship across the bar, and marking the beginning of a forty-year career as the bay's most trusted bar pilot. His virtual monopoly as a tugboat pilot was broken only upon his retirement from the business, in spite of aggressive competition during the infamous "tugboat wars."

"In March of 1890, Captain Buhne retired from the piloting life, having sold the Mary Ann and the H. H. Buhne to his rivals, the Humboldt Lumber Manufacturers Association."

"Capt. Buhne was well-known as a tug captain, merchant, landowner, dairyman and more."
Naturalized: September 22, 1867 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Margarethe Olsen Buhne (1825 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Hans "Henry" Buhne (1858 - 1920)*
  Georgie Buhne (1865 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery
Eureka
Humboldt County
California, USA
Plot: Buhne Crypt
 
Maintained by: GeorgiaCA
Originally Created by: Paulsen living legacy
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60870468
Capt Hans Henry H.H. Buhne
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Capt Hans Henry H.H. Buhne
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Capt Hans Henry H.H. Buhne
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