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Herman Bannse
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1837
Death: Feb. 13, 1899

Hermann Bannse came west on the Oregon Trail at age 18 with "Dr. Keil's Colony" in 1855. His future wife Margaret Bergman was also in the wagon train.

Sophia Bannse Hagar (Dr. Keil's sister) had one child from her first marriage in Germany, with her first husband, Conrad Bannse -- Herman Bannse. She remarried in Germany to William Hagar and immigrated to the United States.

William and Sophia Hagar are shown living at Aurora, Oregon, in the June 14, 1860 census with their son Herman, just about two months before he married Margaret.

Herman Bannse married Margaret Bergman at Aurora on August 8, 1860. The Justice of the Peace was James Barlow. Herman returned to Aurora for two weeks in February and March of 1861. Perhaps his wife was with him as both of their mothers were living there.

Sometime prior to the 1870 Census Herman and Magaret moved to Bucoda, WA, which became their permanent home.

Hermann became a U.S. citizen in 1870.

The birth order of the Bannse children according to Aurora Colony records.

There is a puzzle here as Elias' tombstone says he was born the same day as Louisa. His obituary states he was born in Centralia. Louisa was born in Willapa. Obviously this did not happen. His obituary also stated he was 73 years old at death, which would give a date later than 1861. The 1870 and 1880 Census listed Louisa as a year older than Elias. (The last name is spelled Bonnse in those census and the 1880 census mistakenly listed all the children as being born in Prussia.)

Louisa Bannse November 2, 1861
Elias Bannse January 8, 1863
Angelina Bannse April 7, 1865
Esther Bannse Feb 22, 1867
Johnathan Bannse January 22, 1869
Huldah Bannse September 22, 1871
Augustus Bannse October 24, 1873 at Aurora
Daniel Bannse Oct 13, 1875
Lenora Bannse Sept 27, 1878 
Family links: 
  Margaret Bergman Bannse (1836 - 1902)*
  Elias Bannse (1861 - 1935)*
  Louisa Sophia Elizabeth DeWitt Bannse Carle (1861 - 1939)*
  Esther D Bannse Munson (1867 - 1937)*
  Augustus Herman Bannse (1873 - 1941)*
  Nora Bannse (1879 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Grove Cemetery
Thurston County
Washington, USA
Plot: Gate 1 on right as you enter
Maintained by: Dennis Larsen
Originally Created by: Darlene
Record added: Jun 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92263794
Herman Bannse
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Herman Bannse
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 Added: Jul. 15, 2012

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