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Carl Friedrich Wilhelm (Charles) Hahn of WI

Updated November 12, 2005

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Hahn; Carl Friedrich Wilhelm; 39; Ziegler; Birkholz; Friedeberg/Nm;Nordamerika; 1857 Hahn; Carl Otto; 4; father: C. F. W. Hahn (39) Hahn; Helmuth Leo; 9;
Hahn; Leopold Eduard; 5; Hahn; Marie Louise; 2; Hahn; Minna Theresia; 7;
Hahn (geb. Winkelmann); Friederike; 32; spouse: C. F. W. Hahn (39); Birkholz;Friedeberg/Nm; Nordamerika; 1857

The Story of Charles Hahn

Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Hahn could have been his name in Prussia.
According to his indention papers Charles-Carl and family must of come to WI, USA around 1857. Through the Port of New York. Indention papers were recorded at Steven Point. About that time Portage and Marathon County were one. 1860 census shows family living in Berlin township, Post office of Wausau. WI. Value of real estate was listed as $300. And value of personal estate $115. Living with Charles, age 43, was wife Fredericka, 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 Fredericka's Father Christian Winkelman age 62. Louis or Lewis was born in Wausau in May of 1861. I haven't found out more on where they came from and who they left behind. Info from Berlin township:
Most Germans came to this area because the climate and farmland was similar to Pommern in Germany. Charles Hahn was on the first list of Personal Property Taxpayers as recorded in 1862. Town of Berlin Officials -
Charles Hahn was a Constable in the year 1860, and John Hahn was a constable in 1870. I haven't found out if John was a member of the family or not.

It was very poorly populated with white people, mostly Indians. In 1865 Charles moved his family to Green Lake Co. in Marquette township. Purchased 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.

Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.

Family Reunion to be held July 9, 2005. E-mail for info.

I am researching these trees: These trees will all link together so check them all.

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