Posted By: Diane Wilson (email)
Date: 5/28/2004 at 23:08:47
August Zell is a native of Germany, born December 7, 1834, where he attended school until fourteen years of age. In 1863 he emigrated to America. On landing at New York, he started directly for Wisconsin and there bought sixty acres of land in Dodge county of an old settler who sold to remove to Iowa. He lived there until 1868, when he sold out and came to Iowa, buying a farm near Ackley, where he lived two years, then sold out and went back to Wisconsin, buying a farm in Green Lake county. In 1876 he sold that and came to Madison township, buying land on section 5. In 1882 he built the farm house in which he lives. He married, in 1863, Miss Wilhelmina Miller. They have had one child which died when six weeks old. They have two adopted children – Mary and Herman.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
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