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From: Rodney Loyear <>
Subject: [S-H-RTS] Truelsen/Hansen from Schleswig.
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 22:49:56 -0400
Can anyone help me find my Truelsen/ Hansen Ancestors from the town of
The only information I have is that Henriette came from there and was
She followed my great grandfather Henry Casper Truelsen in September 1866
to Eagle River, Michigan where they married .
I have taken the following information about Casper Henry Truelsen from
His father Johann Friedrich born March 13 1816 was a blacksmith by
trade, and died at the age thirty-seven from the results of a fall into
a vat of boiling water. His mother was Magdalena Dienhoff, and for some
years previous to her marriage was cook for the household of the Duke of
Schleswig-Holstein. After the death of her husband she supported the
family, consisting of four children and her father and mother-in-law, by
cooking at large gatherings, weddings, balls and similar occasions. In
this capacity she was famous all over the dukedom. As a boy Mr.
Truelsen went to the public schools of his native city, and was
confirmed in the Lutheran church when fifteen years of age. He made his
first money as waiter and shoe boy in a hotel at Schleswig when fourteen
years of age. That year he worked mornings and evenings and went to
school during the day, receiving twelve dollars a year and board for his
services. The next year he was bound as an apprentice to a grocer to
serve five years without any compensation except hi board. This was a
hard experience. He worked from six in the morning till ten at night, on
his feet all the time, and with no fire in the store in winter. Little
time was given for rest and recreation. After his hard term of
apprenticeship was over he obtained a better situation, but in1866
decided to emigrate.(The rest of the story refers to his life in the
I have learned that Henry's grandparents were Casper Fink Trulesen and
Ida Margaretha Kalsen. Their names do not appear in the 1803 Schleswig
Census indicating they were not residance of Schleswig at that time.
This is the message I posted a couple of years ago about the Hansen's
Hansens from Schleswig.
My great grandmother followed her future husband to Eagle River,
Michigan from Schleswig months in the fall of 1866. She and my great
grandfather Henry Casper Truelsen married upon her arrival.
Henry Truelsen worked for the John H. Hansen General Store in Eagle
River from his arrival from Schleswig the spring of 1866 to the spring
of 1869 when the family moved to Duluth, MN. My grandmother was born in
Henrietta bore eight children, five of which survived past babyhood. She
died suddenly of heart failure in 1895 at age 50. Her death certificate
indicates that her parents were unknown but from Germany.
Julius H. Hansen also died in Duluth in 1895. He was only 57 years old
and is buried in the Truelsen cemetery plot. His death certificate
indicates that his parents were Johan and Mary with no surname. Julius
was married to Ingeborg Lorenson who was from Germany. Her father was J.
Lorenson and mother unknown.
Henrietta had a nephew named Erick Hansen who died in 1891 at age 38.
Ericks death certificate list his father as Erick Hansen and mother as
Christina Susunrup. Erick jr. had a sister in Duluth named Christina
Amelia Anne Hansen.
Erick Hansen Sr. is an implied brother of Henriette.
Henry Casper Truelsen appointed his nephew Ivan Hansen as Chief of
Police in Duluth when he was mayor (1896-1900). The newspapers covered
this nepotism story when he tried for reelection in 1900.
Henry Casper Truelsen was born in Schleswig Oct. 20, 1844. He was
confirmed at the Dom Church in Schleswig April 1, 1860. His parents
were Johan Friedrich Truelsen, (born March 13, 1816) and Magdalena
Christina Friederika Dienhoff. They were married February 02, 1840, (I
assume in the same church).
Robin & Patricia Poole wrote:
> Hi Russ,
> I am interested in the HAUSCHILDT surname. My gg-grand father Jurgen
> Heinrich Hauschildt was born in 1833 at Holm, Wedel. His father was
> Toennies Hauschildt, born 1802 also Holm, Wedel.
> (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.)
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