March 3, 1863–September 4, 1942
|Augustus Schuchman, son of Peter and Margaret Hamon Schuchman, was born in Mercersbery, Penna., on March 3, 1863, and departed this life at his home in Anamosa, Iowa on September 4, 1942, having reached the age of 79 years, 6 months and 1 day.
He grew to young manhood in the county of his birth, where he met and married Minerva Viola Newman of Carlisle, on September 30, 1885.
A few years later the young couple came west to Illinois where the home was established, and thence to Anamosa in 1910. Thru-out his life he was a blacksmith by trade, starting to learn the trade when he was but twelve years of age. He saw the black-smith trade expand with the expansion of the entire country, and with the advent of the automobile, he likewise saw a once flourishing trade change with the changing times. His was an interesting though humble life, having contact with all classes and conditions of people in his work.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, two sons, Charles of Kansas City, and Clair of Anamosa, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Corwin of Anamosa and Mrs. Ann Sook of Iowa City; five grandchildren: Earl, Betty, Helen and Calli Rose all of Anamosa and Mrs. R. W. Harriman of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Peter Schuchman of Carlisle Springs, Penn., one sister, Lizzie Veil of Penyan, N. Y. One son preceeded him in death in 1923.
About three years ago his advanced age and failing health made it necessary for him to retire from active work in his shop. Several weeks ago he became confined to his home and under the loving care of his family he was made as comfortable as passible. He slept quietly away in the early hours of Friday.
Source: Anamosa Eureka, September 10, 1942
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