The Hanneman Archive is a project of Joe Hanneman, a writer, editor and marketer with more than 37 years of experience. The Archive started as a small project helping Hanneman’s father, David D. Hanneman, with his 55th high school reunion at Mauston High School in Wisconsin.
When the senior Hanneman became ill with cancer in 2006, he entrusted his family history collection to his son and asked that the material be shared. Thus the Hanneman Archive was born. David Hanneman died on April 14, 2007 at age 74.
In 2010, Joe Hanneman chronicled his father’s battle with cancer in a book, The Journey Home: My Father’s Story of Cancer, Faith and Life-Changing Miracles. The Journey Home is available at Amazon.com. The book and The Hanneman Archive project are dedicated to David D. Hanneman, for his love of history and family. He no doubt received that penchant for history from his parents, the late Carl F. Hanneman and Ruby V. (Treutel) Hanneman. Thankfully for us, they were savers and pack-rats.
Joe Hanneman has been writing compelling human-interest stories for more than 35 years as a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, owner of a small communications business and a marketing director. He has interviewed and written about war heroes, pioneers, best-selling authors, cancer survivors, medical researchers, governors, priests and presidential hopefuls.
During his career, Hanneman has reported and written for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and the The Journal Times of Racine. In Madison, he was police reporter and general-assignment scribe for the state’s second-largest daily newspaper. In Racine, he covered virtually every beat, and won numerous awards for news and feature writing. He previously served as a Wisconsin-based freelance correspondent for The Chicago Tribune. One of his stories appeared above the fold on Page 1 of the Tribune’s national edition. At the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, he wrote, edited and designed the university’s alumni magazine, Perspective. He currently writes news, features and investigative reports for Catholic World Report.
Hanneman is also the creative force behind Treasured Lives, a family history and investigative journalism company. Treasured Lives helps individuals, organizations and companies with history projects from beginner to the complex.