HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
AND

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.

Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia 1879



Page 134

AUGUST SIEVERS - August Sievers was born at the village of Dohnsen, near Eschershausen, Brunswick, Germany, September 20th, 1823. He learned the carpenter's trade with his father, and also worked on a farm. He and his brother, Henry Sievers, (now farming in Madison county) emigrated to America, landing at New York in September, 1849. They worked on a farm in Mercer county, New Jersey, till the fall of 1850, when his father and the rest of the family arrived from Germany. They then came to Madison county, Illinois, and his father bought eighty acres of land four miles south of Staunton. He was married in the fall of 1853 to Louisa Miller, who was born at the village of Dielmessen, Brunswick, Germany, who also came to America the same year she was married. He bought out the interests of the five other children in his father's farm, and began farming for himself. In 1867, he bought, for eleven thousand dollars, his present farm in Staunton township. He owns 385 acres of land; 265 in his home farm, and 100 in Dorchester township. He has one child, named also August Sievers, but from a year and a half old has raised also a nephew, Hermann Sievers. He stands well among the farmers of Staunton township, and a view of his valuable farm is shown on another page. He has always been a democrat and is an industrious farmer and a peaceable citizen.




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