Hans Hinrich Hennings

2 January 1853–7 April 1948 (Age 95)
Wennbüttel, Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The Life of Hans Hinrich

When Hans Hinrich Hennings was born on 2 January 1853, in Wennbüttel, Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, his father, Henning Hennings, was 48 and his mother, Anna Margreta Glusing, was 40. He married Christine Phoebe Maassen on 12 March 1879, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in LaMoure, North Dakota, United States in 1925 and Grand Rapids Township, LaMoure, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 7 April 1948, in Grand Rapids, LaMoure, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Grand Rapids, LaMoure, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Hinrich Hennings
Christine Phoebe Maassen
Marriage: 12 March 1879
Frank Charles Hennings
Anna Maria Hennings
Unk Hennings
Oscar Hennings
Lillian Amanda Hennings
Eva Elenore Hennings
Otto Heinrich Hennings
Walter Reinhold Hennings
Lester Gordon Wallace Hennings

Spouse and Children

12 March 1879
Clinton, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Charles Hennings


    Peter Hennings


    Anna Margarite Hennings


    Antje Hennings


    Wiebke Henningsen


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 11

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 31

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

North German and Danish: patronymic from Henning 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Henning, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hans H Hennings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H H Hennings, "North Dakota Census, 1925"

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