Biography of Nicholas Hanson
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Hansen, Nicholas, born in the Province of Rhine, Prussia, January 4, 1824, is the son of Mathew and Catherine Hansen, natives of Prussia. Nicholas came to this country about 1854 and for fifteen years was a farm laborer, after which he took up land for himself. January 21, 1856, he married Margaret (died May 28, 1893), daughter of William Zenner, and has three children, Herbert A., John, Philip and one deceased, Nicholas. died October 26, 1873. Nicholas is public spirited. He is interested in school, churches, and all affairs of his town and county. He is a self made man. He commenced with nothing and now has one of the finest farms in the country. His son, Herbert A., lives with his father and takes a great interest in all public spirited enterprises and affairs of the town and county. Nicholas served five years in the Prusian army. He enlisted in 1846, and was in the Prussian Baden war, and has his honorable discharge.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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