It was in Mount Pleasant Township, where he still resides, that S. H. Hansche was born on the 21st of November, 1878, his parents being Frederick J. and Fredricka Hansche, his home at the present time is on section 32, where he is engaged in farming, winning substantial success as a reward for his persistent and intelligently directed labor. At the usual age he entered the common schools and thus continued his studies to the age of fifteen. In the meantime he had received active training in farm work and after his textbooks were put aside he continued to assist his father until he reached the age of twenty-four years, when he started out in business independently, forming a partnership with his brother, A. J. Hansche. Together they now farm one hundred and ten acres of land, which they carefully and successfully cultivate, raising the crops best adapted to soil and climatic conditions here. That their methods are at once practical and progressive is indicated in the success which has come to them.
On the 2d of December, 1905, Mr. Hansche was married to Miss Emma Wensing, a daughter of John Wensing, one of the earliest settlers of Mount Pleasant Township, who is now a resident of Racine. Mrs. Hansche was born in Somers Township, Kenosha County, in 1882, and by her marriage has become the mother of three sons, Norman, Oliver and Robert, all in school.
The parents are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, contribute generously to its support and take an active interest in its work. In politics Mr. Hansche is a republican where national issues are involved but casts an independent ballot at local elections. He has served as a member of the town board of supervisors for two years and was pathmaster for four or five years. He has ever been diligent and determined in carrying on his business, early recognizing the fact that industry is the basis of all honorable success. Throughout his entire life he has been identified with agricultural pursuits in Mount Pleasant Township and is now numbered among- its most respected and worthy farmers.