"History of Northeast Indiana, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb
Counties" published in 1920.
Volume II p. 111
"MORTON HANSELMAN, one of the men who have done most to promote
and stimulate good farming in Steuben County, and owner of two valuable
places in Otsego Township, is member of a family that has been
identified with this part of northeast Indiana for several generations.
Mr. Hanselman was born on the old homestead in Otsego Township,
a son of John Quincy and Margaret (Kankamp) Hanselman, and grandson of
Aaron Hanselman, who brought his family to Steuben Township in pioneer
times. Morton Hanselman grew up on the home farm and was well educated
in the local schools.. During his mature career he has acquired a good
farm of eighty acres, which with valuable buildings constitutes a
splendid place for general farming and stock raising. He also has
another farm of 136 acres in Otsego Township adjoining his home place,
and with 216 acres in the aggregate he is able to direct his affairs
somewhat leisurely, and spends much of his time on the farm.
August 29, 1900, he married Miss Etta Van Auken. She was born in
Steuben Township November 10, 1874, a daughter of Horace M. and
Elizabeth (McMillen) Van Auken, both natives of Ohio. Her father came
to Steuben County when a young man with his parents, Jacob and Nancy
(Straway) Van Auken, who were early settlers in Steuben Township. Mrs.
Hanselman's mother was the third white child born in Steuben County.
Her parents had a family of eight children, three of whom died in
infancy and the others were Ernest, Mary, Amy, Etta and Horace."