biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
RICHARD HANSELL, a prominent resident of Prairie Township, was born in the State of Pennsylvania, June 15, 1818. He came to Iowa in the year 1854, making settlement in Prairie Township. Jan. 19, 1847, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Wharton, also a native of Pennsylvania, who was born Oct. 21, 1823. Their union has been blest by the birth of six children: Samuel W. lives in Black Oak Township; George H. resides at New Sharon; John A. makes his home in Nebraska; Esther is deceased; Daniel A. is a resident of Nebraska; Mary E. lives at home. In his political affiliations he is a member of the Republican party. The home farm consists of eighty acres of fine land, in good cultivation and well improved. Here they have resided for nearly a third of a century, toiling for a home and seeking to enjoy a portion of the blessings of this life while journeying along its pathway, and in this endeavor have been reasonably successful. it is a pleasant reflection for them to take a retrospect of life, and find that in a residence of many years among friends and neighbors they have always enjoyed to the full their confidence and respect. Mr. and Mrs. Hansell are acceptable members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy