August Dellamuth, who owns two hundred acres of land in Washington township which he is farming, is a native
of that township, born on the 27th of October, 1871, of the marriage of Adam and Doris (Kank) Dellamuth, both natives
of Germany. They emigrated to the United States with the Amana Society and resided in the colony of that name in
this county for about ten years. At the end of that time the father began farming independently and met with gratifying
success in his labors. The parents of our subject became acquainted in the Amana colony and to their union were
born six children, Lizzie, August, Henry, John, Mary and William.
August Dellamuth was educated in this county and by assisting his father with the farm work familiarized himself
with the best methods of tilling the soil and raising stock. Since 1904 he has owned and resided on a splendid
property comprising two hundred acres on sections 9 and 16, Washington township, and has given his undivided attention
to the operation of his farm, which is well improved. His industry and careful management have resulted in the
attainment of a gratifying measure of financial success.
In 1909 Mr. Dellamuth was married to Mrs. Charles Roggentine, a widow with five children, Henry, Letta, Mervin,
Calvin and Clarence. Her first husband passed away on the 5th of November, 1906. She was born in this county but
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiehman, were both natives of Germany, coming to the United States and settling
in the Amana colony, this county, in their youth. They remained in the colony for seven years and the father then
began farming on his own account. He has now reached the age of seventy six years and his wife is sixty six years
old. Mrs. Dellamuth has one full brother, one half brother and one half sister, all living in this county. By her
marriage she has become the mother of a daughter, Elsie Augusta, who was born on the 9th of May, 1910.
Mr. Dellamuth is a democrat in his political faith and his religious belief is indicated by his membership in the
German Reformed church. A native son of Washington township, he has made the interests of the community his own
and his public spirit has commended him to the good opinion of those who are associated with him.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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