1845–1923

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1845, Ros­tock, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 17, 1923, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin.

Buried: For­est Home Ce­me­te­ry, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin.

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Biography

August married twice: to Sophie Biewend (1867) and Katherine Agnes John (1896).

A professor, hym­no­lo­gist, hymn trans­la­tor and au­thor, he at­tend­ed Con­cor­dia Col­lege in St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri, and Fort Wayne, In­di­a­na, gra­du­at­ing in 1862.

He served as as­sist­ant pas­tor of Tri­ni­ty Church, Mil­wau­kee, Wisconsin (1865); pas­tor in Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan (1871–73); and in­struct­or of Ger­man and French at Con­cor­dia Col­lege, Fort Wayne, In­di­a­na.

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