Thursday, July 2, 2009

August Weinert 1826 - 1898

According to Emma Bachman and Audrey Kroksh, August Weinert was born in 1826 in Festenberg, Silesia, Prussia, which is now Twardogora, Poland. He was a furniture maker and later a house and barn builder.

He was a Catholic in Germany but joined the protestant faith when he came to America after his daughter went to a revival a mile outside Fargo, Nebraska.

He was a Nebraska volunteer during the Civil War in order to keep the Missourian ruffians away from the border. His musket has been passed down through the family and exists today. August had 12 children eight who survived childhood. (See Four Lost Children Video Below) During this time he built many barns in northeast Nebraska and was an original signer of a petition to make Nebraska a state. He died at 72 years of age in 1898 in Falls City, Nebraska and is buried in the Zion Cemetary next to what used to be the Zion Church in Falls City.

August had the following children

1. Fanny Weinert 15 May 1853, Buffalo, Erie, NY - 1 Jun 1922, Portland, Or
2. Jennie Weinert (Jane) 31 Jan 1855 Toronto, Canada - 31 Oct 1942
3. Anna Weinert 1857 Falls City, Richardson NB, - 1935
4. John Weinert 4 Nov 1859 - 17 Oct 1925
5. Charles Weinert 7 Sep 1861 - 14 Aug 1941
6. Minnie Weinert 16 May 1865 - 28 Feb 1946
7. August Weinert Mar 1867 - Sep 1932
8. Louise Weinert 9 Jan 1873 - 31 Oct 1957

Farm and entire family, 1914


For two more videos click here: August Builds a House and Barn







Arago, NE - August Lands and Starts Building from K on Vimeo.








2010 August Weinert's House from K on Vimeo.






2010 August Makes Furniture from K on Vimeo.









August's Religion from K on Vimeo.










Four Lost Children from K on Vimeo.








2010 August's Barn Picture from K on Vimeo.








Zion Cemetery, NE from K on Vimeo.







August Retires from K on Vimeo.









1880 census:

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Close up of 1860 census:

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Research: March 2, 2011 Kent: Hi...Good to hear from you. What have you been doing lately besides teaching? Have you kept up with Wisconsin politics and teacher nonsense....Sad in my way of thinking, and I am a teacher also. But I won't get into that now. We are for our new Governor Walker who is trying to live within our means. Your dimensions for the barn picture are as follows, but you must remember that the picture was sized to fit the antique frame at Kinko's, so is a bit weird sizewise. Wide-21 !/2 inches..This is important to be sure to get Grandma Louise on the left. High- 15 inches...This is not so important, except for artistic perportion. Spelling???? We are fine. Busy as usual. Returned two weeks ago from a wonderful cruise , our second to Tahiti and numerous nearby islands. In May plan a week cruise from Jacksonville, Fl. to Charleston, driving down and visiting friends and relatives on the way. Sincerely, Marji