Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 1894

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Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Patrolman Andrew Hauswirth succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while investigating the sounds of someone calling for help.

He was shot by a man who had just robbed the subject. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Hauswirth was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was arrested by other officers.

Patrolman Hauswirth had served with the Chicago Police Department for over four years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 28, 1894
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

robbery in progress

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Officer Hauswirth was my great-grandfather and father of my grandmother Alice Hauswirth Freeman. Susan Hauswirth died in 1902 reportedly of a botched tonsillectomy. The five children now were orphans who were taken in by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lippert. Mrs. Lippert was Mrs. Hauswirth's sister, and Mr. Lippert was a chauffeur in Chicago who later founded Sonoma Lodge on Higgins Lake in Michigan. This story of tragedy is part of our family history. But so is the generosity of the Lipperts. Sonoma Lodge, in later years run by adopted son Paul Lippert, became the family resort that we all visited many times over the years, starting in the early 1920s.

John F McDonald

March 5, 2023

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