Lee County Biography


A.H. Hanneken, one of the younger representatives of the county bar, is a native of Calhoun county, Illinois. He was born December 29, 1884, and is a son of Herman and Elizabeth Hanneken, who are still residing in Calhoun county, where the father is filling the office of county commissioner. He located there in 1859 and in the intervening period has maintained a position as one of the leading and influential residents of that part of the state. His fellow townsmen, appreciative of his worth and ability have elected him to the office of coroner and he has also served as county sheriff. A.H. Hanneken was a public-school student in his native county and supplemented his course there by study in Dixon College, completing a course in law by graduation with the class of 1905. The following year he was admitted to the bar and returned to Dixon, and was associated with J.W. Watts as stenographer until May, 1909. In that year he entered into the practice of law in Dixon. His practice is extensive and of an important character for one of his years. The court records show 232 HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY that he has won many verdicts favorable to the interests of his clients.

Mr. Hanneken is a democrat in his political views, while his fraternal connections are with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Many of the friendships which he formed in his college days here still continue and the circle of his friends broadens year by year as he becomes better known, his sterling traits of character insuring him the warm regard and good-will of all with whom he is brought in contact.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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