Beyer, August Martin Ludwig (History - 1855)







August Martin Ludwig Beyer, 1855

----Source: 1891 History of Clark & Jackson Co., Wis.

AUGUST MARTIN LUDWIG BEYER, who is prosperously engaged in farming on a tract of eighty acres in Warner Township, was born in Brandenberg, Germany, March 1, 1855, son of Martin Beyer. He attended school in Germany, but lost his father when he was 11 years old. In 1871 he came to the United States, proceeding to the home of an uncle, August Beyer, who lived in Dodge County, Wis. The journey occupied three weeks, thirteen days of which he spent on the water. Arriving in Dodge County, he went to work on a farm, which was his first agricultural experience. After thus working in the neighborhood for two years, he went to Minnesota, where he spent nine years, being employed successfully in different places.

In 1882 he came. to Clark County, being now married, and secured seventy-eight acres one mile south of his present farm. The land was covered with brush and timber and there was neither a house on the place nor any road to the property. Accordingly he first put up a log house, 18 by 28 feet and began the work of improvement with practically nothing but his hands to work with, it being two years before he got an ox team. For three winters he worked at lumbering in the woods. On that place he lived for twenty years, getting the land well cleared. He then sold it and came to his present farm of eighty acres, on which buildings had been erected. Since then he has continued the work of improvement and is doing a good farming business, raising Holstein cattle. Mr. Beyer has taken a prominent place as a citizen of Warner Township. He served three years as a member of the side board, eight years as assessor and one year as chairman of the township board, besides having been school clerk for twenty-four years. He also helped to start a church, although not a member. He was married in Dodge County, Wis., Nov. 5, 1881, to Florintia Schwarze, who was born in Shawano County, Wis., June 1, 1860, daughter of Herman and Louisa Schwarze, who were married in Wisconsin. Her father came to the United States in 1855 on a sailing vessel, being three months on the water, her mother coming over later. They settled in the woods of Shewano County, where Mr. Schwarze in time developed a fine farm. Mr. and Mrs. Beyer are the parents of seven children: Herman, Beno, Alexander, Oscar, Arnold, Lena and Ingham.



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