John Hansel, farmer, P.O.
Elkport, was a son of Philip and Hannah (Klopsadel)
Hansel, natives of Pennsylvania, who died many years ago.
In 1852 John came to Iowa, and bought a farm of 400 acres
on section 7, much of which is improved. About 1832 he
married Mary, daughter of John and Mary Akron . By this
marriage there were twelve children, eight living--
Harriet, Philip, Mary, John, Jacob, George, Charles and
Sarah Elizabeth. The children are all married and live
near home. Mr. Hansel and wife are members of the Dunkard
church. He votes the Democratic ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 919
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