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The Charles and Caroline Hahn Family

Updated August 13, 2004

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The Story of Charles Hahn


Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Hahn could have been his name in Posen, Prussia.
According to his indention papers Charles-Carl and family must of come to WI, USA around 1855-1857. Through the Port of New York. Indention papers were recorded at Steven Point. At that time Portage and Marathon County were one. 1860 census shows family living in Berlin township, Post office of Wausaw. WI. Value of real estate was listed as $300. And value of personal estate $115. Living with Charles, age 43, was wife Friedrika, age 33, Helmuth, age 12, Mina, age 10, Leopold, age 8, Otto, age 7, and Mary age 5. All were born in Prussia. Also living with them was Friedrika's Father Christian Winkelman age 62. Louis or Lewis was born in Wausaw in May of 1861.

It was very poorly populated with white people, mostly Indians. In 1865 Charles moved his family to Green Lake Co. in Marquette township. Bought land between Marquette and Kingston. Section one about one hundred acres for fifteen hundred dollars. The History of the village of Marquette dates back to 1673 when Father Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit explorer, stopped at this site on his journey to the Mississippi. The village was laid out as a speculation, as early as 1836. The original plat on file looked like a map of some beautifully laid out city of 3000-6000 population. The survey was altered in1854. Marquette was one of the many flourishing villages lining the banks of that stream, and was a natural shipping point for a large extent of the country. In 1848 when Marquette County was fully organized and detached from Brown County, the county seat was established at Marquette. In 1853, by vote of the people it was moved to Dartford, later called Green Lake. Later that year the Supervisors, forcibly and without authority of law, seized the records back to Marquette. Marquette remained the seat until 1858. Then it was established in Berlin for six years, after the erection of Green Lake County.

The Capitol of Wisconsin could have been in Marquette instead of Madison, but Marquette lacked 36 votes. Marquette had promises of being a very busy town in the years of the 1800's.

Missing from the census of 1870 are Christian Winkelman and oldest son, Helmuth Hahn. I can't find what happen to them.

Third Child, Leopold married Wilhelmina Dettman daughter of William Dettman and lived across the road from parents farm. On January, 1883, Leopold bought from Charles one hundred and twenty acres for $2145. 1880 shows Frank and Emma was born in Kingston township. In May of 1888, Leopold sold land to his father-in -law, Wm Dettman, forty acres of section 36 for $500. Also section 31 to John Dettman for $1700. Henry, Robert, and Clara could have been born before they moved to Lodi. WI. We don't know for sure when, because 1890 census was lost in fire. Silas could have been born in Lodi, WI, before moving to Vienna, WI where Edward was born in 1889.


The rest of the Leopold's children were born in Vienna.. The farm is still in the Hahn family name.

Forth Child, Otto married Mary Mara Dettman, daughter for William Dettman, also. Family lived about a mile from the homestead on section 4 of Manchester township according to land purchase. Otto sold his land in 1884 for $450.00 and moved to the homestead. Second child Mina or Minnie owned some of the farm at the time too. She never married. The purchase of land was changed so often it was hard to follow.

Fifth child, Mary Hahn married Jakob Durban, laborer from Michigan, in 1873 and had one son Louis. Marriage cerf was found in Green Lake Court House. After that they wasn't found. Louis lived with Uncle Herman, seventh child. Both Louis and Herman never married and are buried in Grandview Cemetery in Marquette.

Sixth child, Louis or Lewis married Sylvia Krueger. They lived in Portage, Marquette, and Milwaukee. According to the places that

 
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