August Sinn, who is carrying on agricultural pursuits on section 1o, Pilot township, was born upon the farm where
he now resides on the 19th of August, 1873. His parents, John H. and Anna (Stender) Sinn, were natives of Germany.
The father was married in that country and in 1858 emigrated to the United States with his first wife, locating
in Moline, Illinois, where he worked at his trade as a shoemaker for about ten years. In 1867 he purchased the
present Sinn homestead in Pilot township, Iowa county, Iowa, to which he removed in 1868. His first wife died in
Moline and while living there he married Miss Anna Stender, who emigrated to the United States as a young woman
in 1857. He continued to reside upon his farm until 1901, when he retired and removed to Marengo, where his death
occurred on the 26th of March, 1915, at the age of ninety years, four months and twelve days. His second wife died
on the 12th of November, 1910, when seventy eight years old, as she was born on the 14th of January, 1832.
August Sinn was reared upon the homestead and acquired a public school education. He continued to assist his father
until the latter's removal to Marengo and then for three years lived in various parts of the country. One summer
was spent in Colorado but the greater part of the time was passed as a farm hand in Iowa. In the spring of 1905
he located upon the home place, which he has since successfully operated.
On the 19th of November, 1914, Mr. Sinn was united in marriage to Miss Clara Vorbrich, a native of Germany, who
came to the United States in 1910 in company with her mother and two brothers. While she has resided in this country
only five years Mrs. Sinn speaks the English language fluently and she has thoroughly identified herself with the
interests of her adopted county.
Mr. Sinn is a stanch democrat and keeps in touch with the happenings and movements of present day politics. He
owns stock in the Williamsburg Savings Bank and is recognized as a man of good business judgment and as a representative
and progressive fanner.
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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