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Delaware County, Iowa


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August F. Sandhagen


Richland Township


       August F. Sandhagen, who has lived in Delaware county for nearly four decades and receives a gratifying annual income as an agriculturist, owns and operates a farm of eighty-nine acres on sections 33 and 28, Richland township. His birth occurred in Du Page county, Illinois, on the 1st of January, 1865, his parents being Henry and Henrietta (Lartz) Sandhagen, both of whom were natives of Germany. In 1850 they crossed the Atlantic to the United States, settling first in Cook county, Illinois, and subsequently in Du Page county, that state, while the year 1876 witnessed their arrival in Delaware county, Iowa. Here they purchased the farm in Richland township which is now in the possession of our subject, continuing to reside thereon throughout the remainder of their lives. Their children were six in number, as follows: Charles; Lewis; Albert; Christiana, who is the wife of R. C. Hilliger; Louisa, who is deceased; and August F., of this review.
      The last named, who was a youth of eleven when he came to this county with his parents, acquired his education in the common schools and remained at home until twenty years of age. Subsequently he purchased the old homestead farm of eighty nine acres on sections 33 and 28, Richland township and has been actively and continuously engaged in its operation to the present time. In connection with the cultivation of cereals he makes a specialty of stock raising and dairying and conducts all branches of his business in a practical, progressive manner that brings desired results.
      Mr. Sandhagen has been married twice. In 1884 he wedded Mrs. Minnie Hacker, a native of Germany, and in 1905 he was again married, his second union being with Miss Ethel Rogers, who was born in Coffins Grove township, this county, June 8, 1884. Her parents were Thomas and Alice (Scott) Rogers, the former a native of England and the latter of New York. They came to Iowa in an early day, settling in Delaware county, and here Thomas Rogers passed away. To him and his wife, who survives, were born four children, all of whom are yet living. To Mr. and Mrs. Sandhagen have been born three children, namely: Walter A., whose birth occurred December 5, 1906; Earl Roy, whose natal day was February 7, 1909: and Martha L., who was born June 14, 1912, and died on the 9th of July following.
       Mr. Sandhagen gives his political allegiance to the democracy and has ably served in the capacity of school director. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Lutheran church, to which his wife also belongs. The period of his residence in Delaware county covers nearly four decades, and he has long been numbered among its esteemed and representative citizens as well as its substantial agriculturists.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 389-390. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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