JOHN P. HATTERSCHEIDT

JOHN P. HATTERSCHEIDT, of Leavenworth County, was a German by birth who came from Cincinnati to Kansas in the spring of 1857. He did much work in the territory as an engineer and surveyor. In 1858 he served as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. All the Germans were free-soilers and Hatterscheidt was an acknowledged leader among them. In the spring of 1859 he returned to Cincinnati, where he is reported to have died. Another account of his later years is that he made quite an impression on Abraham Lincoln when he visited Kansas, that when elected President he selected Hatterscheidt as a consul at some European point, and that he died abroad.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed by Ashley Nickel, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, September 1997.
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