Biography of August Schmidt
Saunders County, NE Biographies





August Schmidt is the owner of three hundred acres of excellent land in township 14, not far from Ithaca, and his life record indicates what may be accomplished when ambition points out the way and when energy and determination overcome the difficulties and obstacles that beset the path of all. A native of Germany, Mr. Schmidt was born October 14, 1849, of the marriage of Frederick and Louisa Schmidt, and spending his youthful days in his native country, he there attended the common schools until he reached the age of fourteen years. He afterward was employed as a farm hand until he reached the age of seventeen years, when he bade adieu to friends and native land and sailed for the new world, spending six weeks as a passenger on a sailing vessel, during which time rough seas and stormy weather were encountered. After landing on American soil he made his way to Wisconsin, where be was employed at farm labor or in a mill for four years. In 1872 he arrived in Nebraska, making his way to Saunders county, which was then a frontier district, the work of progress and improvement having scarcely been begun within its borders. He homesteaded eighty acres and at once began to break the sod and till the soil, which in course of time he converted into productive fields. As his financial resources increased he made other purchases and kept adding to his land until at present he has three hundred acres. His holdings were formerly of greater extent, for in 1914 he sold one hundred and twenty acres to his children. Everything about his place indicates his careful supervision and practical methods. His business is systematically done, his work being carried on in a methodical manner, and his energy is bringing to him substantial success.

On the 24th of October, 1875, Mr. Schmidt was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Scheuneman, daughter of Frederick Scheuneman. To them were born five children, as follows: Annie, who is the wife of Gus Fimm, by whom she has five children; Frank, who wedded Miss Aggie Schneider and has one son; Minnie, at home; Emma, who gave her hand in marriage to Charles Hangman, by whom she has a daughter; and Clara, also at home. The wife and mother passed away in May, 1911, and was laid to rest in the cemetery of the Evangelical Association.

Mr. Schmidt attends the services of the Evangelical Association and guides his life by high and honorable principles. In politics he pursues an independent course, voting for the man whom he regards as best qualified for the office. He is ever willing to cooperate in matters relative to the general good and at all times stands for progress and improvement along lines that will benefit the entire community.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Saunders County, NE
Biographies

Online
Biographies

Iowa
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012