Bernard “Barney” Hanson, Sr

Bernard “Barney” Hanson, Sr

Death 1 Mar 1884 (aged 81)
Buchanan County, Iowa, USA
Burial Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA
Plot Plot 4, Block 3, Lot 4
Memorial ID 39694151 · View Source
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Bernard was born in Germany. His surname may have been spelled Hanzen before coming to the USA. His birth date source is from his tombstone age at death calculation. He married Catharine Alberts before 1830. They emigrated with their sons Peter, Nicholas and Bernard "Barney" Jr. and daughter Susana to Iowa about 1854 and are found in the Sperry Township Census in 1856. He was a farmer. He became a U.S. Citizen. (U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992: September 20, 1859 in Garnavillo, District of Clayton County, Iowa. (Vol. 1, p. 73). Country of origin listed as Prussia.)

Clayton Co., Register of Deaths Book 1; Page 37, entry 34:
Name: Bernard Hanson
Age: 82y
Date of Death: 1 Mar 1884
Marital Status: Widower
Nationality: Blank
Where born: Germany
How long resident of Iowa: 33 yrs
Place of Death: Cox Creek, Iowa
Cause of Death: Dropsy
Duration of Disease: about 2 weeks
Place of Burial: Independence Iowa
Date of Burial: 5 Mar 1884
Name & Residence of Physician Returning Certificate: S.N. Bixby MD, Strawberry Point, Iowa

He died from "Dropsy" which today we call Edema (swelling), often caused by kidney disease (Glomeruleonephsitis) or heart disease.

1. Susana, who married Englebert D. Olinger
2. Peter Edward, who married Mary Anna Lane
3. Nicholas, who married Katherine Eliza Akers
4. Bernard, who married Julia B. Scully

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Barney Hanson
Mar. 1, 1854
Aged 81yrs, 8mo's, 15days
Born in Germany

  • Created by: Shari Hanson Frey
  • Added: 20 Jul 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard “Barney” Hanson, Sr (16 Jun 1802–1 Mar 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39694151, citing Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Shari Hanson Frey (contributor 47119699) .