Bio: Ausman, August J. (1914)


Surnames: Ausman, Ingram, Kennedy, Mason, Quelle, Price, Bleske, Watson, Gallighan, Chapman, Bouk

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 639-640

August J. Ausman, who was born in Eau Claire. July 26, 1874, is by trade a miller. His father, August Ausman, was born near Berlin, Germany, in 1830, and came to America in 1870. He served in the German army and followed farming in Germany. He came to Wisconsin and first settled at Augusta, but later moved to Eau Claire and for fifteen years was employed by Ingram & Kennedy in a saw mill. He was next employed by George W. Mason in the Lakeside Elevator for eighteen years, after which he was engaged in farming near Wheaton, in Chippewa county, until 1911, when he returned to Eau Claire, and died December 25, 1913. He married Caroline Quelle, who died in 1910, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery. They were the parents of seven children, as follows: Mary married Joseph Price, a farmer of Wheaton; John is also a farmer; August J., the Subject of this sketch; Agnes married a farmer of Wheaton; Frank is a member of the Eau Claire police force; Laura married August Bleske, a farmer, and Joe, who died in 1907.

August J. was educated in the public and German parochial schools, and first worked for Alexander Watson in an elevator for a few years. He was next employed by George W. Mason for sis years in the flouring mill, of which his father was superintendent, and here learned the trade of miller. He was associated with J. E. Galligan for four years, during which time he had charge of the elevator and bought grain, and then became interested in another mill company, selling his interest at the end of one year. He was associated with Joseph Chapman, of Minneapolis, for six months, and then for seven years was with the W. J. Davis Elevator Company. In 1904 he associated himself with the Milwaukee Elevator Company, for which he is now foreman. He married Miss Anna Bouk, daughter of John Bouk, of Eau Claire, and they have an interesting family of five children, named, respectively, Abigail, Elvira, August, Francis and Anthony Ausman.

Mr. Ausman is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic church.



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