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Individual Record for: August Heinrich Hellbusch (male)

    Johann Hellbusch+
  Johann Heinrich Hellbusch      Family Record
August Heinrich Hellbusch      Family Record Catharina Maria Asche+
Johann Hinrich Asche
  Catharine Margarete Asche      Family Record
    Anna Elisabeth Wichmann

Spouse Children
Anna Masonbrink
  (Family Record)
Henry August Hellbusch
Louise Anna Hellbusch

Event Date Details
Birth 12 AUG 1854 Place: Haast
Death 12 SEP 1917 Place: Columbus, Nebraska
Christening 27 AUG 1854 Place: Grk
Burial   Place: Sankt John's Lutherische Church, Grand Prairie Township

Attribute Details
Religion LU

August Hellbush.

August Hellbush, who follows farming on section 13, Grand Prairie township, belongs to that large class of representative and progressive citizens that Oldenburg, Germany has furnished to Platte county. He was there born August 12, 1855, his parents being John and Anna Hellbush. The father, also a native of Oldenburg, was born on the 14th of November, 1824, and his death occurred August 12, 1901, when he had reached the age of seventy- seven years. On coming to the United States, where he believed that he might find more favorable business conditions, he made his way at once to Platte county, arriving in the year 1869. This was then a western frontier district and much of the land was still in the possession of the government.

He secured a homestead in what is now Grand Prairie township and his first dwelling was a sod house. He passed through the hard times of the early days when grasshoppers devastated the crops and when it was difficult to find a market for anything raised because of the remoteness of the district from any cities. Mr. Hellbush was forced to endure many hardships and privations but in course of time these were done away with by energy and perseverance and he was able to add to his possessions until he had acquired seven eighty-acre tracts of land and also timber claims. He not only concentrated his attention upon his farm work but also helped to organize St. John's German Lutheran church on section 13, Grand Prairie township, and took an especial and helpful interest in the moral welfare of the community.

August Hellbush attended school in Germany and was a youth of fourteen years when his parents left the fatherland and came to the United States. He then became actively identified with farming interests in Grand Prairie township, within the borders of which he has lived fourty-five years, occupying his present farm for twenty-eight years. He now has one hundred and twenty acres of land and is bending his energies to the further development and improvement of the property, on which he annually raises good crops.

Mr Hellbush was married to Miss Anna Maisenbroch, a native of Germany, and a daughter of Bernhard and Katrina Maisenbroch. The family emigrated to the United States in 1885, at which time their home was established in Platte county. Here the father is engaged in farming. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Hellbush have a son and daughter: Henry, born in 1907; and Louise, whose birth occurred in 1910.

Mr. and Mrs. Hellbush are members of the German Lutheran church and are loyal to its teachings. They are worthy German citizens of the community in which they make their hime and enjoy the warm friendship and regard of many people of their nationality.

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