McLaughlin, von Coelln & Extended Family

Andrew Hypse

Andrew Hypse circa 1900
  • Born: May 24, 183 in Swedona, Illinois
  • Married: Edla Oberg in Burt County (see the Burt County Marriage register with the marriage record)
  • Children: Evodia; Dolliver; Myrtle; Edell; Elzada
  • Died: June 19, 1949 in Wakefield, Nebraska

See the Hypse/Hybsch family treefamily tree

Personal History

As published in The Wakefield Republican, September 24, 1981. Submitted by Helen (Collins) Westfield

  • He lived with his father Gustus on the farm until 1886 when he moved to Wakefield and started a farm implement store.
  • Later he worked for George Childs in his general store.
  • His next business venture was the Star Clothing House which he started with Charles Henry as his chief clerk. in 1893 he sold the store ot Charley Henry, Henry S. Collins, and George Lundberg.
  • In 1894 he moved to Edna Texas where he bought a cotton plantation. While in Texas he met Edla Oberg from Oakland, Nebraska. They were married in 1897.
  • In 1904 they moved to Ridgefarm, Illinois, where they bought a small hotel and lived there until 1906 when they returned to Wakefield, Nebraska.
  • He established a furniture and undertaking business which he operated until his retirement in 1937 when his son-in-law Wilbur Peterson succeeded him as proprietor.
  • In 1913 he built the large brick building on Main Street for his furniture stores. The building is now occupied by Educastion Service Unit 1.
  • For a period of five years he lived with the Wilbur Petersen family in Wakefield. The last seven years of his life he was a guest at the Immanuel Invalid Home in Omaha. The children of Andrew and Edla were
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