HENSEL, SCHULZE, JARNATZ, PAGEL, KREI
Posted By: Dale Sporleder (email)
Date: 3/20/2007 at 09:33:49
Gottlob Hensel. This man, of whom we print a fine picture, was born on 18 March 1829 in Authausen, Province of Saxony. After successful completing school, he devoted himself to farming. On 22 May 1851, he married Miss Karoline Schulze, a virtuous young lady, after which he went into farming for himself. He and his wife immigrated to America in 1872. They moved first to Illinois, then Wisconsin, and then to Sac Township, Sac County, Iowa, where he purchased a beautiful 160-acre farm, which he successfully managed. His dear wife died on 26 March 1882, which was a heavy and irreplaceable loss for Mr. Hensel and his children. This happy marriage produced seven children, two of whom, however, are already united with their mother in death. The names of the children still living are: Friederich, who is married in Berlin, the capitol of Prussia; Wilhelm, married to Miss Helena Jarnatz; Ernst, husband of Miss Emilie Pagel; Bertha, Mrs. Johann Krei; and Paulina, who is unmarried. Mr. Hensel, who occupies a beautiful home in Auburn, where he has lived for several years retired from farming, is a very respected German-American, and is very popular among all his acquaintances.
The Der Carroll Demokrat, a German-language newspaper, was published in Carroll County, Iowa between about 1874 and 1920. It featured a special 25th Anniversary Edition on Friday, September 20, 1899 that included the biographies of prominent pioneer members of the German community including Gottlob Hensel.
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