Born October 24, 1829
|AUGUSTUS HEITCHEN, dealer in hardware and house-furnishing goods, Main street, Anamosa; is a native of Breslau, Prussia, Germany, and was born October 24, 1829; he grew up to manhood, and learned his business there; he emigrated to America in 1853, and came to Iowa the following year, and located in Anamosa in 1854. He worked at his trade for two years, and, in the fall of 1856, he engaged in hardware, tinware and house-furnishing goods, and has continued in the business since then, over twenty-three years, and has the oldest hardware business in Jones Co. He as with the army over two years, during the war, but carried on his business during that time. He has held the office of City Councilman, and has served on the School Board. He is connected with the Fraternity of Odd Fellows, and is Treasurer of Anamosa Lodge, No. 40, the oldest Lodge in the county. He is also a member of the A.0.U.W. He was united in marriage to Miss Margaret May, a native of Baltimore, April 28, 1867; they have two children—Charles and Stella; they have lost one daughter, Marietta; she died March 25, 1879.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 559.
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