Transcribed by Pamela Wagler from: Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past, Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905.


August G. Glaser, one of the more recent additions to agricultural circles of Des Moines county, following farming here since 1901, was born in Prussia, Germany, Dec. 6, 1875, his parents being Peter and Mary (Schneider) Glaser, both of whom are yet living. In their family were ten children, all of whom died in Germany with the exception of two, the living daughter being Rosa Glaser, who was born Feb. 24, 1891.

August G. Glaser spent his boyhood days in the Fatherland, and acquired his education in the public schools. He was a youth of fifteen years when he crossed the Atlantic from Germany to America, settling first in Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained for five months. He then went to Illinois, where he became identified with farming interests, continuing his connection with agricultural pursuits in that State until 1901, when he removed to Des Moines county. Here he purchased one hundred and ten acres of land from John L. Thomas, of Mediapolis, and has since carried on general farming on Sections 13 and 18 in Huron township, where he is living with his parents. His is a wide-awake, industrious young man, resolved to win success; and the manner in which he carries on his farm work indicates that he will reach his ambition in this regard.

Copyright ©  IAGenWeb Project