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Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 1894

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Reflections for Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

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

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

Patrolman Hauswirth,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 30, 2019

Officer Hauswirth's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-25-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 25, 2018

Thank you great grandfather for your sacrifice. Now that I know of you I will pray for you the rest of my life. Please pray for me that I might one day join you in heaven.

Richard Freeman
Great grandson

July 21, 2016

Would really like to know how to contact Mary Hauswirth, C.M.A. as I am his great-granddaughter. My grandson is the one who hung his star at the Chicago Police Headquarters in 2005.

Elyse Freeman Ross
great-grand daughter

July 21, 2016

I am so very proud to be your Great, Great Granddaughter!
So wonderful to be related to someone so brave and dedicated.
God Bless you and I wish I would have known you.

Mary Hauswirth, C.M.A.
Great, Great Grand daughter

December 1, 2015

Patrolman Hauswirth,
On today, the 121st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

September 30, 2015

We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2015

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