Herman C. and Inez (Davis) Hansen, 7N 51W

In 1900 Franklin County, Nebraska, Henry Hansen and Margaretha, both 42 born in Germany, have been married 17 years. Carl P. 14, Christine 10, Herman 7, and August C. 4 were born in Nebraska.

In 1910 Franklin County, Heinrich and Margharita are both 52. She's had seven kids, four living. Herman 17 and Augusut 14 are with them.

Two houses away are Carl E. and Dora M. Hanse, both 24, married two years. They haave Ernest A. 1, all born in Nebraska. In 1910 Kearney County, Nebraska, Inez D. Davis is 8, with parents Lafayette and Anna, both 37. Devern C. is 12, Elsie M. 10, Inez 8, Myrtle M. 6, Edna 4, and Howard B. 1.

Herman registered for WWI in Sterling, born January 12, 1893 at Hildreth, Nebraska, single, farming by himself.

Herman claimed a tract in section 1, 7N 51W in 1920.

In 1920 Logan County, Herman 27 and Inez 17 have Howard one month old.

In 1930 Herman 37, Inez I. 27, have Howard L. 10, Ethel I. 8, and Jean 1, all three born in Colorado.

Herman and Inez are still farming in Logan County in 1940, with Harold 20 a laborer, Ethel a new worker, Jean A. 11, Edna M. 9, and Robert C. 4.

When he registered for WWII in Sterling, he said he was Herman Simon Hansen, born at Wilcox, Nebraska.
Inez I. (Davis) Hansen 1902-1988, daughter of Lafayette Davis 1873-1939 and Anna H. (Wise) Davis 1873-1958 is buried in Sterling .
So is Herman 1893-1954 # 56335748.

His brother August, 23, is living with sister Christina M. Ruhs 29 in 1920 Franklin COunty. Christina is married to James P. A. Rushs, 35.

Minnie Christina Ruhs 1890-1965 # 39486191 is buried in Tribune, Kansas, with James P. A. Ruhs 1884-1943.
"James Perry Albert RUHS, son of Fred and Harriet RUHS, was born April 18, 1884 at Hildrith, Neb. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Hildrith, and departed this life Dec. 21, 1943 at the Parkview hospital, Pueblo, Colo., after a brief illness, at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 3 days. He was united in marriage to Minnie Christine HANSEN Dec. 5, 1906 at the home of her parents south of Wilcox, Neb. To this union were born five children, Perry of Horace, Lena [KUDER] of Tribune, Hattie [DOTY] of Horace, Edna [HOLMES] of Bremerton, Wash. and Edwin LeRoy of Bethune, Colo. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives in Greeley county and Nebraska, where they resided before coming to Greeley Co. in 1928. He is survived by his wife and five children, Perry of Horace, Mrs. Clarence KUDER of Tribune, Mrs. Arthur DOTY of Horace, Mrs. Phillip HOLMES of Bremerton, Wash., Edwin LeRoy of Bethune, Colo., two daughter-in-laws, three son-in-laws, 12 grandchildren and 8 brothers and sisters, John RUHS of Upland, Neb., Fred and George RUHS of Hildrith, Neb., Charles RUHS of Kearney, Neb., Robert RUHS of Alma, Neb., Clara BRAAMS also of Hildrith, Neb., Martha KEYSER and Hattie DRAKE of Grand Junction, Colo., besides a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death."

"Mrs. Minnie C. RUHS, 75, died Tuesday morning [Sept. 14, 1965] in the Greeley Co. hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Rev. K. David NORDSTROM, pastor, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Ilene OCHSNER and Doreen MANGOLD, Mrs. Venita HELM, organist. Casketbearers will be Henry BRUNSWIG, Russell RAY, Leonard JOHNSON, Hans HAMANN, Ervin HELM and Garfield OCHSNER. Interment will be in the Greeley Co. cemetery with the Weinmann-Price Funeral home in charge. Mrs. RUHS was born April 19, 1890 at Minden, Neb. She married James Perry Albert RUHS Dec. 5, 1906 at Wilcox, Neb. They moved to a farm south of Horace. He died Dec. 21, 1943 at Pueblo, Colo. She moved to Horace and later to Tribune. She served as head cook at the Tribune grade school for many years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Tribune and of the Lutheran Church Women organization. Survivors include one son, Perry of Horace; three daughters, Mrs. Lena KUDER of Tribune, Mrs. Hattie DOTY of Horace, Mrs. Edna Mae HOLMES of Bremerton, Wash., 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren."


Howard Leroy Hansen, born December 23, 1919, died in San Bernardingo County December 23, 1991.
He's buried in Whittier # 118379113.


Ethel Irene Eiland was born near Sterling Colo., on Oct. 13, 1921, to Herman C. Hansen and Inez Irene Davis Hansen. She was second of seven children. Ethel graduated from Logan County High School in Sterling, Colo., in 1939. She married Clayton Lee Eiland Jr. in 1947. He passed away in 1990 from heart failure.
When Ethel married she acquired four girls and two boys. She and Clayton lived in Whittier, Calif., for twenty three years. They were active in the Calvary Baptist Church and Whittier Hills Baptist Churches. Clayton worked for the Pullman Company and she worked for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles for twelve years. When they both retired they moved to Diamond Point, Wash. They built their retirement home along the San Juan DeFuchs. They lived there until her husband passed away. Ethel lived in Sequim prior to moving to Centralia to be near her step-children. Ethel belonged to the Rhododendron Grange for twenty nine years, and Oakville Grange. She was active in the Ford's Prairie Garden Club and an active member of Mt. View Baptist Church in Centralia.
She enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers, as well as knitting and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clayton; four brothers, one sister, and step-daughters, Mona Widell and Mary Frison who passed away from cancer.
She is survived by her sister, Edna Lindenberg; a cousin, Eunice Hansen of Akron, Colo., five step-children, Shirley Yates of Winnemucca, Nev., Betty Gilley of West Jordon, Utah, Clay Eiland of Centralia, Wash., and John Eiland of Centralia, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren."

Jean was born September 27, 1928 at Sterling, listed as Jean LaFae Pitt in 1962. SSDI has her last address as Burleson, Texas, dying October 15, 2005.



Robert is buried in Sterling 1935-1961 # 57890654.

The Carl E. Hansen in 1920 Washington County, Colorado might be a brother, 34, with Dortha 34, both born in Neraska. Earnes 11 and Iva V. 7 were born in Nebraska, Mildred D. 4 in Colorado, and Oliver E. 1 in Nebraska.
He was born June 9, 1885, and registered for WWI in Otis as Carl Ernest Hansen, with wife Dora.

Dortha Marie (Stutheit) Hansen 1885-1934 is buried in Otis # 79311024.

October 5, 1934

In 1940 Washington County, Carl is 54, married to Mabel M. 22. His wife's sister Naomi Ruth Kroger 13 and brother Andrew M. Kroger 10 are with them.
He registered for WWII in Otis, born June 9, 1885 in Kearney, Nebraska, with Mrs. Mable Hansen of Otis as his reference.
Carl 1885-1963 is buried in Otis # 79310947.

Mabel M. (Kroger) (Hansen) Lechman 1917-1998 is buried in Otis # 92346954.

Ernest is buried in Otis. "Ernest August Hansen, 87, of Akron, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Akron.
Ernest was born January 28, 1909 in Wilcox, Nebraska, the first son born to Carl and Dora (Stutheit) Hansen. In 1912 he moved with his parents and sister, Iva to Colorado. He was reared on a farm northeast of Sterling. In December 1917, the family moved to the farm eight miles north and one half mile west of Otis.
Ernest attended school at Hope and Charity in Washington County. At the age of 16 years, he moved to a farm three and one half miles east of his parent’s farm. Here he farmed with horses, milked cows and raised hogs.
He married Eunice Evelyn Schmidt on October 17, 1931 at St. Francis, Kansas and this union was blessed with eight children. They began their married life together on his farm northeast of Otis. In 1942 they moved eight miles north of Otis. They resided here until 1986 when they moved to Akron and here they continued to live up until his death. Ernest and Eunice would have celebrated 65 years together on October 17, 1996.
Ernest or "Ernie," as he was known to many, was quite unique in so many ways; he was a listening ear, a strong back and a very strong mind. If you ever needed a shoulder to lean on he was there for all. He was very involved in community activities; county grass drilling, County President of Farmers Union, 4-H Leader, Church Elder, Otis Cemetery Board, Sunday School teacher, Christian Endeavor, School Board member, bus driver an custodian at the Lone Star School.
He was preceded in death by sons, Roscoe and Ronald; grandson, Michael (Hansen) Powell; his mother, Dora and father, Carl; brother, Oliver; sisters, Margaret, Mildred, Martha and Iva; a half-brother, Henry; half-sisters, Pearl and Bertha and two brothers-in-law.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Eunice of Akron; daughter, Mary Evelyn Dancer and husband, Raymond of Hoxie, Kansas; son, Ralph Hansen and wife, Betty of Colby, Kansas; daughter, Caroline Guiry of Akron; son, Kenneth Hansen of Otis; son Donald Hansen and wife, Twila of Imperial, Nebraska; and son, Dwain Hansen of Otis; his step-mother, Mabel Lechman of Akron; half-brothers and sisters, Grace Hill and husband, Gary; Walter Hansen; Fred Hansen and wife, Donna; Diamond Hansen and wife, Joana; Ray Hansen and wife, Linda; and Bonnie Waite; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials to his memory may be made to the Akron Presbyterian Church, the Otis Presbyterian Church and the Otis Cemetery.
Funeral service was Saturday, June 8, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Otis with Reverend Kyle Weir and Reverend Esther Berg officiating. Interment followed in the Otis Cemetery with Yeamans and Gordon Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.—Otis Independent   

  Eunice Evelyn Schmidt Hansen (1914 - 2011)*  
  Mary Evelyn Hansen Dancer (1933 - 2005)*
  Roscoe Ernest Hansen (1935 - 1958)*

Iva C Hansen, 21, married Alva Voshell in Otis on March 18, 1934.
They're in Weld County in 1940, where Alva, 28 born in Canada, is a laborer. Iva is 27 born in Nebraska. James C. 5, Nellie M. 3, Alva D. 2, and billy E. three months were all born in Colorado.

Iva C. Voshell 1912-1995 buried in King County, Washington # 114649893, with William Al Voshell 1911-1993.

Mildred Viola Hansen was born at Sterling July 11, 1915, dying July 11, 1994.
Mildred married Elmer Williams on July 28, 1935 in Sterling.

In 1940 Mildred Violet Williams 24 and Elmer E. 28, born in Arkansas, a road worker for the W.P.A., are living with her brother Oliver E. Hansen 21 in Washington County. They have Leroy Elmer 3, Lavern Carrol 2, and John Martin Williams seven months.

She's possibly the one buried in Douglas County, Wisconsin # 11224082. There's an Elmer E. Williams 1911-1993 bured there, # 11224080.

Oliver E. Hansen 1919-1982, dying Janaury 8, 1985 in Tacoma, Washington, is buried in Otis # 92272400.,

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