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George Hansel
Mallory Twp.

George Hansel, farmer and carpenter, was a son of Jacob and Rebecca (Preston) Hansel, natives of Maryland, who moved to Pennsylvania in an early day, where the father died. George was born in Maryland, on April 9, 1817, where he was educated, and learned the carpenter's trade, which he has followed in connection with farming since. In 1849 he came to Clayton County, and now owns thirty-seven acres on the botton of the Turkey River, the west half of the village of Osterdock is on his land. He also owns 115 acres on section 11. In 1853 he married Elizabeth, daugher of Jonas and Jane (Seaton) Hunt, natives of Pennsylvania, where she was born on April 16, 1819. By this union there are ten children, of whom Rebecca Jane, born June 9, 1845, wife of Rufus C. White of Mallory Township; William H., born June 24, 1847, living in Mallory Township; Sarah Matilda, born Sept. 30, 1850, wife of John Rice, of Mallory Township; Phillip L., born June 20, 1853, married and living near his father; Mary Katherine, born Sept. 13, 1855, wife of James Hary, of Mallory Township; John Franklin, born Jan. 7, 1865, are living. Jonas, Elzy, Francis Delilah, and Jacob are dead. Mr. Hansel has held several of the township offices, and has in every instance honorably discharged his duty. He votes the Democratic ticket, and is a man of noble and generous qualities, having adopted two children, which he has reared--George C. Hansel and Anna Bell Robinson.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 919
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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