AUGUST B. WAUTERS.
Many of the farmers of Iowa county have been born within her borders, a fact which is indicative of the splendid
opportunities afforded agriculturists here. Among the natives of this county who have continued to reside here
to the present time is August B. Wafters, who owns and operates land on section 28, Hartford township. His birth
occurred in that township on the 2d of August, 1886, and he is a son of Bruno and Amelia (Vandewostyne) Wauters,
both natives of Belgum, where they were reared and married, and where one child was born to them. In 1880 they
removed to the United States and after landing continued their journey westward, locating in Hartwick, Poweshiek
county, Iowa. Six years later they came to Iowa county and located in Hartford township, where the father farmed
rented land for about eight years. In 1894 he purchased the farm on section 28, Hartford township, which has since
remained his home.
August B. Wauters was reared under the parental roof and is indebted to the district schools for his education.
When but little past nineteen years of age he was married and thereafter farmed in partnership with his father
until 5913, when the father retired from active life and our subject became the owner of the home farm. He is still
operating that place and as he is energetic and practical in his methods his labors are rewarded by a good annual
income. His parents reside with him upon the farm.
On the 27th of September, 1905, Mr. Wauters married Miss Mary Martens, of Hartwick, Poweshiek county, and they
have three children, Louis A., Cleman R. and Frederick E. Mr. Wauters is largely independent in politics, but,
other things being equal, favors the democratic party. Both he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church
and their influence is always on the side of justice and right. Mr. Wauters is a progressive and industrious young
agriculturist and the success which he has achieved insures his continued prosperity.
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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