From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 999

JOSEPH HAUSMANN, proprietor of Capitol Brewery, is the son of Jacob and Anna HAUSMANN, and was born in Baden, Germany, May 26, 1828; came to America in March 1852; Mr. H. went from Freeport, Ill., in 1854, to Portage, Wis., where he worked at the brewery business until 1859; in 1863, he removed to Madison, Wis., and bought the brewery he now owns from Wm. VOIGT; Mr. H. makes between 6,000 and 7,000 barrels of liquor every year. He was married July 1, 1858, to Miss Sarah BLASS, who was born in New York City, Feb. 14, 1839; they have had six children, of whom four are living, viz., Willie, born March 7, 1861; Albertina, March 7, 1859; Charles, Feb. 3, 1863, and Olto, April 29, 1865; they have lost two children - Oscar, who was born Nov. 20, 1867, and died Oct. 21, 1879, and Clara, who was born Nov. 15, 1869, and died March 8, 1871. Mr. H. saw fourteen months of military service in his native land in the revolution of 1848-49, or the Baden and Prussian war, and once received a saber-wound on one cheek. Mr. H. belongs to the Odd Fellows. Mrs. H. is the daughter of Deabold and Magdalena BLASS, the latter died Feb. 17, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. HAUSMANN belong to the German Catholic Church.

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