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Hasenfang Family Tree and Reunion Project

Updated September 8, 2002

Mary R Otto

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Hello! Thank you for visiting my home page.

I am a Hasenfang by birth, and have been researching the family tree on and off for the past 20 years. I have put together much of the family tree of Joseph and Dorothy Hasenfang, who came to Chicago from Germany in 1870. Joseph died in the Chicago Fire only about a year after his arrival. But the large family he brought to America has thrived here.

If you are a Hasenfang, you are a part of my family. Every Hasenfang in America can be traced back to Joseph and Dorothy. I have been contacted by distant relatives many times about our common family tree. I am very willing to share my research, but haven't yet published it. I am now searching the world far and wide for all living Hasenfangs. I want to fill in the lost branches of the family tree.

There are Hasenfang's all over the USA. From Illinois they spread to Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, California, and even Alaska. Family members pursue diverse careers from police officer to pharmacist, to engineer to banker, minister to salesman.

I also have digital pictures of some of Joseph's children and grandchildren, and would like to build up a common library for the whole family. I would love to hear from you, and exchange family tree information and digital photos.

Your cousin,

GEDCOM Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later)

  • Hasenfangs in America - 3 Generations (16 KB)
    This tree shows the first three generations of the Hasenfangs in America. Many members of Generation 4 are still living, so only the first 3 are published online. Email me if interested in more information.

Family Photos

  • Henry Joseph Hasenfang 1858-1942 (181 KB)
    Henry Joseph was a son of Joseph and Dorothy Hasenfang. He came to America in 1870 and settled in the Chicago area. This photo was taken at Edgewood Farm in Worth Township.
  • Minnie Meta Bohne Hasenfang 1866-1931 (89 KB)
    Minnie Bohne married Henry Joseph in 1884. Minnie's brother, Christian Bohne, married Henry's sister, Caroline Hasenfang. Legend has it as a double wedding. Minnie is shown here in her garden.
  • Plowing Edgewood Farm (164 KB)
    This photo was taken at Edgewood Farm in Worth Township. If you can identify this woman, please email me!

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