Melvin Hansen Family

From: Jeannie (Beverly Pope) -- email Beveryjean@aol.com 

My Father, Melvin Hansen, was born in Clinton County, Iowa and he just passed away. This is the info I have on his family:

Melvin Nicholas Hansen of Fernandina Beach, FL died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL

Jan. 3, 2001 a victim of Alzheimer's Disease, as was his Mother before him.

born: Oct. 17, 1914 Olive Twp., Clinton County, Iowa

to: Frank and Anna BAHNSEN HANSEN

Preceded in death by his Sister: Irma Mae Hansen Siel Berry

his Son: Donald Ray Hansen

his Great-granddaughter: Mandy Jean Altman

Survived by his Daughter: Beverly Jean Hansen Pope of Ontario, CA

five Grandchildren:

Tamara J. Russell of Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Michael R. Pope of Ontario, CA
Theresa C. Carroll of Ontario, CA
Vanessa V. Hansen of Missouri
Donald P. Hansen of Chino, CA
and six Great Grandchildren

Graduated 1934 Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska

06 Oct 1935, in Hot Springs, S. D. he married Rachel L. CASWELL of Whitney, Dawes, Nebraska, b. 25 Mar 1918, Daughter of George and Lura MAYFIELD CASWELL.

Their son, Donald Ray, was b. 05 Feb 1937, Crawford, Dawes, NE d. 16 Jul 1975 Sycamore Canyon, CA.

Their Daughter, Beverly Jean was b. at Harlan, Shelby, Iowa. When she was 2 1/2 months old, they moved to Fremont, Dodge, NE.

In 1954, Rachel and the children moved to Ontario, CA

Melvin, a salesman, traveled a number of years before settling in Florida.

He was married and divorced 3 more times.

During his first marriage, he was a good Husband and Father, leaving his Daughter with memories of a wonderful childhood.

His mother was Anna Margaret BAHNSEN b. 28 Dec 1894, 313 Harrison St., Clinton, IA.  Parents Sanky BAHNSEN b. S. H. Germany and Christena Jansen b. 1856 in Germany.  I would guess they died in Iowa.   Anna was the sixth child of all girls and I believe they all grew up &  married, in and about, Davenport, Iowa.

Melvin's Father, Frank Hansen was b. 03 Jun 1890, Hickory Grove Twp., IA.  Frank d. 25 May 1951 at Omaha, Douglas, NE Buried: Dixon Cemetery, Donahue, Iowa

This is the info I have on family burials:

Melvin Nicholas Hansen of Fernandina Beach, FL died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL

03 JAN 2001

born: 17 OCT 1914 Clinton County, Iowa to: Frank and Anna Bahnsen Hansen

Dixon Cemetery, Donahue, IA is where Melvin's Family is buried

Frank Hansen

b. 03 Jun 1890 Hickory Grove Twp., IA

d. 25 May 1951 Omaha, Douglas, NE

Anna BAHNSEN Hansen

b. 28 Dec 1894 313 Harrison St., Clinton, IA

d. 12 Jul 1988 Davenport, Scott, IA

Nicholas Hansen

b. 1857 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

d. 1934 IA

Margaretha ALBERTSON Hansen

b. 12 Jan 1866 Germany

d. 1954 Davenport, Scott, IA

Emma HANSEN Full (Frank's Sister)

b. 1887

d. 1918

Harold Full (Emma's Son)

b. 1913

d. 1959

"I know that Margaretha was once a Bouncer, in a Bar" That might be a clue.

Dixon Cemetery: In Dad's Family Plot

Anna Bahnsen Hansen 1988

Frank Hansen 1951

Nicholas Hansen 1934

Margaretha Albertson Hansen 1954

Emma Hansen Full 1918

Harold Full 1959