RE: [NoblesCountyMN] Civil War data base
- Greg -
This is the biography we have on John.
John Hansberger was born in Berks county, Pennsylvanian, December 18, 1838,
and his parents, Joel Hansberger and wife, were natives of that same county,
the former born in 1808 and the latter in 1812. When John was a boy his
parents left their old home in Pennsylvania and sought a location in Ohio,
stopping first in Pickaway county, subsequently going to Fairfield county
and finally to Sandusky county. John accompanied his parents on their
several moves and remained in Ohio until 1872, when he came out to Minnesota
and took a homestead claim of one hundred and sixty acres of land in section
20, of Lorain township.
Mr. Hansberger was married in November, 1867, to Miss Hannah Catherine
Myers, in Fairfield county, Ohio, and to them were born six children namely:
William L., who was married in 1894 to Miss Carrie Payne; Lizzie H., who in
February, 1894, became the wife of Edward Wilson; Ella C., Clyde and
Both of Mrs. Hansberger parents were born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, her
father in 1804 and her mother in 1808, and the latter was reared a Quaker.
Both died in Fairfield county, Ohio, he in March, 1890, and she in 1868.
The Hansberger family was well represented in the Union army during the
civil war, the father and two sons, ,John and Joel, being in the ranks. The
father enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Ohio Infantry, and died
in Washington, District of Columbia, while in the service. The sons served
side by side throughout nearly the whole war. They enlisted September 7,
1861, in Company K, Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; were discharged
December 25, 1863, at the expiration of their term, and immediately
reenlisted in the same company and regiment, in which they served until the
war was over, their final discharge being dated at Louisville, Kentucky,
July 16, 1865. Among the engagements in which they took part, we note the
following: Mills Springs, Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kenesaw
mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah, Goldsboro, and Raleigh.
John Hansberger died March 3rd, 1922, and is buried in Worthington.
From: blombo92026 [mailto:onefatgerman@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: [NoblesCountyMN] Civil War data base
I was looking at the Civil War database on this website and saw that
my 2nd great grandfather, John Hansberger, is listed. Is there any
way to see the information collected on him?
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