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1880 Dubuque County History
Honorable William B. Allison
Sanford A. Atherton
Honorable Isaac W. Baldwin
F. E. Behrens
General Caleb Hoskins Booth
Nicholas Bray, M. D.
William Bray, M. D.
John D. Bush
Dr. Rodolphus Clark
Bernhard Claus, Jr.
Frank W. Coates
Honorable Dennis Nelson Cooley
Reverend Mark Cooney
Patrick F. Cunningham
Mell H. Cushing
Charles Henry Eighmey
Jesse P. Farley
Mrs. Catherine Fries
A. P. Gibbs
John R. Goldthorp
Honorable Julius Graves
Charles H. Gregoire
Honorable Thomas Hardie
Rev. James Hill
Nancy R. Hill, M. D.
Asa Horr, M. D.
Edward R. Jackson, M. D.
Henry J. Jecklin
Reverend Clement Johannes
Evan E. Jones
General George Wallace Jones
Joseph K. Kaufmann
F. H. Klostermann
A. R. Knight
Honorable Frederick M. Knoll
Honorable Wendelin Lattner
Norton J. Loomis
Delos E. Lyon
J. E. Maguire, M. D.
W. A. Manhart
M. H. Martin
Honorable James McCann
Benjamin McCluer, M. D.
Susan Ann McCraney
A. S. McDermott
James and Martha McGee
M. F. McNamara
William J. Morgans
Dorrance Dixon Myers
Nicholas P. Nicks
Frederick R. Nitzsche, M. D.
J. J. E. Norman
Honorable Peter Olinger
Bernard J. O'Neill
John P. Page
Rev. Frederick William Pape
Honorable James Rowan
Reverend Roger Ryan
Colonel C. J. W. Saunders
John Sauser, Jr.
John F. Sloan
Charles F. Smyth
Johanna (Baker) Specht
J. Peter Stendebach
Honorable William W. Stewart
Oren Stuart, M. D.
Hon. Christian Anton Voelker
Chester H. Walker
William Watson, M. D.
F. W. Wieland
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Extracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and
Clayton Counties, Iowa, 1894 Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem,
Massachusetts, p. 208
NICHOLAS HANSEN, deceased, was born
in Luxemburg, Germany, on the 24th of February 1834, and spent the days
of his boyhood in the Fatherland, where he acquired a good education.
When a young man of nineteen he determined to seek a home beyond the Atlantic,
and bidding good-bye to the friends of his youth he emigrated to the New
World. He took up his residence in Dubuque, and in 1856 began clerking.
In that way he earned his livelihood until 1872, when he formed a partnership
with Robert Linehan, under the firm name of Hansen & Linehan, wholesale
dealers in groceries and steamboat supplies. That connection was continued
for many years and the business steadily increased, yielding to the members
of the firm a good income. Thus operations were continued until the death
of Mr. Hansen on the 15th of April 1889, at the age of fifty-five years.
Mr. Hansen always took an active interest in public affairs and was a
leading and valued citizen of the community, who gave his support to every
worthy enterprise, calculated to advance the general welfare. He possessed
good business ability, and his thrift, perseverance and well-directed
efforts brought him success. In his political views he was a Democrat
but never sought or desired public office.
On the 10th of December 1861, Mr. Hansen was united in marriage with Miss
Annie Welter a native of Luxemburg, Germany, and a daughter of Julien
Welter, who came to America and died in Dubuque in 1872. The mother was
Elizabeth Koehl, in her maidenhood she was also a native of Germany. To
Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were born two children, a son and daughter Katie and
Peter, but both are now deceased.
On the 10th of April 1894, Mrs. Hansen was again married, becoming the
wife of Jacob Wildhebar, who was born in Switzerland in 1839, and spent
the days of his boyhood and youth in his native land. The year 1867 witnessed
his arrival in the New World and saw him located in Dubuque, where he
remained for a year and a-half. On the expiration of that period, he went
to California in 1868, and, there worked at the carpenter's trade, which
he had learned in Switzerland. Two years were spent on the pacific slope,
after which he returned to Dubuque, where he was employed in carpentering
until 1875. In that year he went to the land of the Alps and spent ten
months amid the scenes of his boyhood and youth. In 1878 he again visited
Europe and his native land, remaining abroad at that time for three years
in 1881 he again came to Dubuque. In August 1891, he again visited Switzerland
and returned in May 1892, where he has since been engaged in contracting
In politics Mr. Wildhebar is a Democrat, but he takes no active part in
political affairs. He and his wife reside at No. 1217 White Street, and
are highly respected citizens of the community. He and his wife are both
members of tile Catholic Church.