Shelby County

George W. Hansellman

Male 1862 - Yes, date unknown


George W. Hansellman

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 455

     a leading citizen of Cynthian township, Shelby county, O., township assessor and a substantial fanner, lives in section 30, where he owns ninety-nine acres of valuable land. He was born in this township June 3, 1862, and is a son of George and Catherine (Yoder) Hansellman.
     George Hansellman, the father, was born in Holland and was seven years old when his parents brought him to the United States and settled in Darke county, O., and he was reared and went to school in Patterson township. He became a farmer in Shelby county and remained there until he married when he moved to Cynthian township, where he acquired a farm of 160 acres, situated on the county line, and here all his children were born and reared. He married Catherine Yoder, who was born in Germany, and eight children were born to them, namely: Eli, who lives at Piqua, O.; John, who lives at Salina, O.; Barbara, who is deceased, was the wife of Hiram Pitsenburger; George W.; William, who is deceased; and Margaret, Lydia and Isabella.  The father of the above family died when aged sixty-eight years. The mother still lives on the homestead and considering that she is now in her eighty-first year, enjoys exceptional good health. She is a member of the German Baptist church but her husband was a Lutheran.
     George W. Hansellman, with his brothers and sisters, attended school in the Turner special district and afterward learned the carpenter trade at Versailles, O. For a number of years he worked at his trade in Darke, Miami and Shelby counties and during this period, on March 13, 1886, was married to Miss Mattie B. Hemelright. She was born in Cynthian township, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Hemelright, the latter of whom died when Mrs. Hansellman was only eight years old. To Mr. and Mrs. Hansellman six children have been born: Harvey, Erma, May, Mabel, George and Cloyde.
     After marriage Mr. Hansellman settled first on a farm of forty acres situated four miles west of Newport, O., and remained there until March, 1909, when he came to his present farm. He found this place in great need of improvement and his skill as a carpenter was immediately called into play in the building of a new residence and in making repairs on all the other farm buildings. He is a republican in politics as was his late father, and has frequently been called on to serve in public positions, for three years being a trustee of the township, four years road supervisor and at present township assessor. Mr. Hansellman and family attend the Christian church at Oran, O.

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