LYON COUNTY GENEALOGY
THE FAMILY OF WILHELM F. HANSEN
Wilhelm F. Hansen was born in Holstein, Germany on May 10, 1868. He married Bertha Paulsen. born August 23, 1883, in Holstein, Germany.
Wilhelm and Bertha came to Lester in 1894.
In 1893 he came to America and worked for a time on a farm near Remsen, Iowa. In 1894 he came to Lyon County where he farmed west of Lester. Later. he entered the stock buying business, and for many. years served as a manager of the Farmers Elevator of Lester.
Wilhelm and Bertha had four children, Harry Hansen, born January 7, 1901, and died as an infant March 3, 1901. Alwin C. Hansen, born 1902 died in 1916 at age 14. Edna Hansen, born February 15, 1904. She married Lee Moser and died in November 4, 1952, Louise T. Hansen born in 1911 and died in 1933 at age of 22 years. Louise worked in the bank.
Wilhelm and Bertha built the house that is now owned by the Pat Carolans.