Anna M. Hülsemann

Female 1853 - 1953  (100 years)


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  • Name Anna M. Hülsemann 
    Born 15 Oct 1853  Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth 15 Oct 1853  Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 15 Oct 1853  Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1857  Immigrated To The United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Anna M. Hulsemann  [1
    Died 18 Nov 1953  [1
    Buried Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Welcome, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Welcome History Book;
      Anna Hulseman was 14 years old when she came to this country from Hanover, Germany with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hulseman and brothers, Dick and Henry, and a sister, Lena. The family homesteaded on a farm south of Welcome.

      In 1882, Anna married Henry A. Mueller. The Muellers homesteaded a tract of land north of Welcome and farmed it until 1893. Then they sold it to Chris Teufert. Mr. Mueller soon changed the spelling of his name to Miller. Anna, as a young
      bride, helped to develop a homesite and build up a place to live. She assisted her husband in breaking up the prairie land where hay and grain crops were grown. She helped to make bricks out of clay which were used to build an outdoor
      fireplace where family meals were prepared.

      The summer on the homestead, Anna and her husband lived in a haybarn. By winter of that year, Henry had a small house erected. Grain, which was ground into meal had to be taken to the grist mill in Winnebago. This trip by ox-cart took one
      day each way. In 1887, the Millers leased their farm to tenants and moved to the village of Welcome. Welcome at that time was made up of a few frame buildings which stood on East Main Street (now called Campbell). Mrs. Miller's father, Henry
      Hulseman had a general store and the post office in the corner building where the fire hall is now. He was the first postmaster of the village.

      The Millers had a coal business with a coal shed near the Milwaukee railroad tracks which was operated by their sons.

      The Miller home was built on 2nd Street in 1887, the house is now occupied by Henrietta Daleske, and on the corner of the lot they built a hardware store. The Millers leased this store to Shanks and Jones and built the brick building known as
      "our Own Hardware". In this building they had a general merchandise store for many years. Both of them worked in the store until it was sold. They also bought a building used as a butcher shop by John King and moved it northwest of their
      home where it was coverted into a residence. This is the Albert Scheff home on Hulseman Street.

      The Millers owned all the land north of the North Western tracks and west of the old Hoppe home, north to the first road which lies beyond the creamery site, the city limits road on the west side and on the east of North Main, the area as far
      eastward which covers the present athletic field. The land where the old Creamery was and the site of the Lutheran Cemetery were given to the town by the Millers.

      A member of Trinity Lutheran Church from it's beginning, Anna helped organize the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a charter member of the Welcome Royal Neighbors Lodge.

      Anna was left a widow in 1918. "Grandma" Miller, as she was called by everyone, had hobbies many will remember. One hobby was her beautiful handmade quilts and another, her flower gardens. She reached her 100th birthday on October 15, 1953
      and was Welcome's oldest resident. The high school band turned out to serenade her and all the village took note of her birthday. Streets were decorated in her honor. A birthday cake with 100 candles was presented to her from the village.

      "Grandma" Miller died 32 days after she achieved her ambition to live 100 years.
    • From Welcome History Book;
      Anna Hulseman was 14 years old when she came to this country from Hanover, Germany with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hulseman and brothers, Dick and Henry, and a sister, Lena. The family homesteaded on a farm south of Welcome.

      In 1882, Anna married Henry A. Mueller. The Muellers homesteaded a tract of land north of Welcome and farmed it until 1893. Then they sold it to Chris Teufert. Mr. Mueller soon changed the spelling of his name to Miller. Anna, as a young
      bride, helped to develop a homesite and build up a place to live. She assisted her husband in breaking up the prairie land where hay and grain crops were grown. She helped to make bricks out of clay which were used to build an outdoor
      fireplace where family meals were prepared.

      The summer on the homestead, Anna and her husband lived in a haybarn. By winter of that year, Henry had a small house erected. Grain, which was ground into meal had to be taken to the grist mill in Winnebago. This trip by ox-cart took one
      day each way. In 1887, the Millers leased their farm to tenants and moved to the village of Welcome. Welcome at that time was made up of a few frame buildings which stood on East Main Street (now called Campbell). Mrs. Miller's father, Henry
      Hulseman had a general store and the post office in the corner building where the fire hall is now. He was the first postmaster of the village.

      The Millers had a coal business with a coal shed near the Milwaukee railroad tracks which was operated by their sons.

      The Miller home was built on 2nd Street in 1887, the house is now occupied by Henrietta Daleske, and on the corner of the lot they built a hardware store. The Millers leased this store to Shanks and Jones and built the brick building known as
      "our Own Hardware". In this building they had a general merchandise store for many years. Both of them worked in the store until it was sold. They also bought a building used as a butcher shop by John King and moved it northwest of their
      home where it was coverted into a residence. This is the Albert Scheff home on Hulseman Street.

      The Millers owned all the land north of the North Western tracks and west of the old Hoppe home, north to the first road which lies beyond the creamery site, the city limits road on the west side and on the east of North Main, the area as far
      eastward which covers the present athletic field. The land where the old Creamery was and the site of the Lutheran Cemetery were given to the town by the Millers.

      A member of Trinity Lutheran Church from it's beginning, Anna helped organize the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a charter member of the Welcome Royal Neighbors Lodge.

      Anna was left a widow in 1918. "Grandma" Miller, as she was called by everyone, had hobbies many will remember. One hobby was her beautiful handmade quilts and another, her flower gardens. She reached her 100th birthday on October 15, 1953
      and was Welcome's oldest resident. The high school band turned out to serenade her and all the village took note of her birthday. Streets were decorated in her honor. A birthday cake with 100 candles was presented to her from the village.

      "Grandma" Miller died 32 days after she achieved her ambition to live 100 years.
    Person ID P27  Rathkamp
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Hinrich Friedrich (Henry Frederick) Hülsemann,   b. 11 Jan 1832, Apelstedt, Diepholz, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1893, Welcome, Martin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Magdalena Tunis,   b. 03 Jul 1826, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1906  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry August Miller,   b. 30 Nov 1848, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1918, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1872  Martin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Otto C. Miller,   b. 25 Nov 1874, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1935  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry Miller,   b. Abt. Apr 1884,   d. 01 Feb 1886  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     3. Bennie Miller  [natural]
     4. Frank Miller,   b. Abt. 1876, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Minnie Miller,   b. 28 Jun 1878, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1937, Martin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     6. David Miller,   b. Abt. 1893, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1324234020] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Database online.
      Record for Anna M. Hulsemann
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=27

    2. [S-1324234020] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Database online.
      Record for Anna M. Hulsemann
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=1992