BioA: Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Golden - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Hansen, Johnson, Etzman,
Osterloh, Jackson, White, Prock, Mazola, Walker, Seelow, Mortenson,
Light, Franz, Roberts, Michael, Hensen, Nelson, Kitzman, Gillett,
Morgenson, Bates, Gehrke, Peterson, Marcysen, Wanish, Moore,
Beneski, Osterlo, Ferguson, Van Dreel, Stenholm, Wall, Anderson,
Hanrahon, Dahl, Oelnar, Zink, Simonson, Thieme, Poole, Hershman,
Meyer, Ehlers, Krumpeck, Zindell, Hrasky, Taylor, Tollefson,
Chapman, Glawe, Schoen, Grost, Pluemer, Shaller, Scholtze, Marten,
Clouse, Mallory, Williams, Rennak, Markham, Gard, Burchell,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 23, 1958
Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Golden - 15
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hansen of the Town of
Mentor celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday at the
American Legion Hall, Neillsville, with their 12 children, 48
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren present for the
occasion. There were 300 friends at the open house in the
afternoon, and 250 relatives and friends at the dinner in the
Harry Hansen, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Hansen, and Miss Christine Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John P. Johnson, of Denmark, Brown County, were married October 15,
1908, in the Lutheran Church at Gibson, with the Rev. Mr. Etzman,
officiating. Attending were the groom’s brother, Peter
John, and the bride’s cousin, Marie (Osterloh) Hershman of
Denmark, both of whom attended the 50th anniversary on
Saturday. The bride and groom were raised in the same
township and attended the same rural school.
After their marriage they took up
housekeeping at Birnamwood, near Antigo, in a lumbering
community. From 1909 to 1914 they lived at Taylor, N. D.,
where they proved up on a 160 acre claim. Five straight years
of crop failure; in 1910 from 100 bushels of wheat planted, they
harvested 101 bushels of grain. One of the years 100 acres of
flax, which looked excellent in July, froze on August 7, completely
destroying the crop.
In 1914, they decided to return to
Wisconsin, and sold the claim for just enough to pay the debts
which had accumulated during the period. They had lost about
$1,200 cash investment and five years of work. Since that
time, moisture has returned to that area.
They returned to Denmark, Brown County
for a year, and then located at Catawba, in Price County, where
they remained until the spring of 1927, when they moved to Clark
County on the "26 Road," four miles west of Loyal. In 1929
they moved onto the Kayhart farm, seven miles south of Greenwood on
Highway 73. This farm is now owned by Heck
Later they moved to the Herman Meyer
estate farm in Levis, and also operated the John Ehlers farm in the
Town of Levis. They purchased the Fred Krumpeck farm, south
of Neillsville, and later moved onto the Zindell farm, near
An 80-acre farm was purchased from John
Hrasky, in Cannonville, and they made their home there until
1948. After working for other people for four years, they
bought a 40-acre farm in the Town of Mentor from Asa Taylor and
erected a home there, which is their present location.
Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were blessed with 12
children, all of whom are living. They include: Genevieve, Mrs.
Robert Jackson, of Greenwood; Melnard Hansen, of Milwaukee; Sylvia,
Mrs. Francis White, of Milwaukee; Leland Hansen, of Granton; Pearl,
Mrs. Harold Prock, of Neillsville; Orbert Hansen, of Jardine,
Mont.; Belle, Mrs. John Mazola, of Levis; Evelyn, Mrs. Durward
Walker, of Fairchild; Eleanor, Mrs. Kenneth Seelow, of Milwaukee;
Everett "Bud" Hansen, of Milwaukee; Carol, Mrs. Robert Mortenson,
of Shortville; and Lila, Mrs. Harvey Light, of Sherwood.
"We have been most wonderfully blessed,"
said Mrs. Hansen. "We sold springer cows for $9 each. We saw
many lean years when milk, butterfat and grain brought very little
income. But we managed to raise all 12 of our children and
today we have 48 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren to add
to our joy."
Relatives attending included members of
the immediate family: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson and children,
Wayne, Jr, Eula (Mrs. Paul Franz), Yvonne and Marilyn; Mr. and Mrs.
Melnard Hansen and children, Virginia and Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs.
Francis White and children, Jean (Mrs. Fred Roberts), Roger,
Patricia, Jerry, Dixie, Carla, Cynthia, Randy and Robert; Mr. and
Mrs. Leland Hansen and children, Le Roy, Kenneth, Richard, Dianne,
Leonard and Loraine; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Prock and children,
Maynard, Caroline, Michael, Milton and Mary; Mr. and Mrs. Orbert
Hansen and children, Del, Valerie and Linda; Mr. and Mrs. John
Mazola and children, John, Albert, Beverly and Eddie; Mr. and Mrs.
Durward Walker and children, Judy, Janet and Steven; Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Seelow and children, Richard, Eugene and DeWayne; Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Hansen and children, Gary, James and Barbara; Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Mortenson and children, Christine, Robert, Jr, and
Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Light and children, Dawn, Dora and
Great-grandchildren present were David
Roberts, Milwaukee; Perry Franz, Elk Mound; Tamara Mazola,
Neillsville; and Ricky Franz, Elk Mound.
Out of town guests included Mrs. Ida
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson, Mrs. Phillip Tollefson and
son, and Mrs. Sanford Chapman, of Monroe, Wash.; Miss Kristine
Johnson and LeRoy Hansen, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Glawe, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Glawe, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Schoen, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. John Hershman, Waukegan, Ill.; Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Hansen, Northfield, Minn.; Mrs. Frank Pluemer, Mrs.
Gordon Michael and Robert Hensen, Faribault, Minn.
Mrs. Art Nelson, Dennison, Minn.; Mrs.
Rudy Kitzman, Kenyon, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gillett, Ogema;
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Hansen, Two Rivers; Mary Lee Morgenson,
Curtis Morgenson, Mrs. Stena Bates, Tigerton; Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Johnson, Stratford; Bert Johnson, Iron Mountain, Mich.; Elroy
Johnson, Versailles, Mo.; Orlan Jackson family and Faith Marie
Gehrke, Pewaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Holger Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Arne
Peterson, Tony Marcysen, Rae Jean Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Wanish, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wally Wanish, Mr. and Mrs. John Wanish,
T. J. Wanish, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moore, Catawba.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Beneski and Carol, Mrs. Carl Petersen, Mrs. Caroline Osterlo, (age 92), Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lena Osterlo,
Denmark; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ferguson, Corvallis, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Johnson, Werner, N. D.; Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Van Dreel, Pulaski; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stenholm, Mr. and
Mrs. Vernard Johnson, Minneapolis; Corp. Wayne Jackson, Fort Bragg,
N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wall and family, Rio; Mr. and Mrs. Chris
Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Anderson, London, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Hanrahon, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Dahl, Madison; Mr. and Mrs.
Rodger White, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roberts, Miss Marge Oelnar,
Mr. and Mrs. William Seelow and Beverly,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Zink, James and Bob Simenson, Cudahy; Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Thieme, Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Franz, Elk Mound;
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Poole Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Larsen,
Suring; Mr. and Mrs. John Shaller, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shaller, Unity;
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scholtze, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marten and
Mr. and Mrs. Ruford Hansen and daughter,
Antigo; Maynard Prock, Bettendorf, Ia.; Wallace Clouse, Chicago;
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clouse, Loyal; Melvin Mallory family, Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rennak, Mr. and Mrs.
Fritz Seelow, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Markham, Chili; Mr. and
Mrs. John Gard, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs Markham, Mrs. J. A.
Burchell, Humbird; and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rodgers,
Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were especially happy with the anniversary as every child; every living grandchild and every great-grandchild was present, along with the hundreds of other relatives and friends.
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