Lee County Biography


Harrison Hausen, who is at present residing on section 3, China Township, was born in Bremen, Lincoln County, Me., April 13, 1818. He is a son of Charles Hausen, who was born in Friendship, in the same county and State, where also his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Jane Hilton, was born. The parents came to Lee County in the fall of 1840, and settled a short distance from Franklin Grove, where William H. Hausen now lives. The father departed this life in the spring of 1869, and the mother in December 1878.

Our subject was the second in order of birth of the parental family of eleven children, and was reared to manhood in Lincoln and Penobscot Counties, Me. In company with his brother William H. he set out for this county, September 4, 1838, and arrived within its limits in October of that year, making the distance from the east side of Michigan to the Rock River on foot. Our subject has consequently been a resident of China Township since the fall of 1838.

Harrison Hausen was married in this county to Lydia Clinetop, who was born in Luzerne County, Pa. They have become the parents of one daughter, Ann L. who is the wife of Thomas J. Wertman of Montgomery County Iowa. Mrs. Lydia Hausen departed this life in China Township and our subject was again married in Dixon, this State, to Miss Nancy Wilder who hailed from Penobscot County Me. By that union have been born two children; Hal, who married Miss Anna Warn, and Fred H. In politics, our subject is a Democrat. He has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising and has a finely improved estate of six hundred acres in this county, besides lands in Iowa.

Portraits and Biographical Lee County IL 1892


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