Augusta Theresa Jasch Bogenhagen

Name: Augusta Theresa Jasch Bogenhagen

Lifespan:  83 years, 1856-1939. Born Stettin, Germany (now Poland), 11/21/1856. Died White Lake, 9/12/1939. Buried in Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, White Lake.

Locations: Germany (1856), Mississippi (1870), Chicago (1871), Likely Gales Twp (1885), Gales Twp (1887), White Lake (1924).

Spouse: August Friedrick (Fred) William Bogenhagen, 1873-1916. Born in Stettin. Married 4/26/1873 in Chicago. Farmer, Aurora County homesteader (Gales: 160 acres in section 12).

Profile:  Born in the Prussian Province of Pomerania, Augusta and her family emigrated to Mississippi in 1870, the year before Prussia became part of the new German Empire. Unhappy with the climate of that southern state, the Jasch family relocated to Chicago the following year. Two years later, at the age of seventeen, Augusta married Fred Bogenhagen, also from her native town. Before moving from Chicago to Aurora County, twelve years later, August gave birth to five children, with her eldest being a set of twin boys. At first, the family settled on a farm twelve miles southwest of White Lake, but then in 1887, they bought a nearby home in Gales Twp. When Augusta’s last child was born In March of 1896, the family numbered ten children, ages birth to twenty-two. In 1905, she and husband donated two acres for the new St. John’s Lutheran church in Gales Twp, later built in 1913. Although her husband died in 1916, she did not move off the farm until 1924, when she moved into town to live with her son William. Most all of her children lived out their lives in Aurora County. As the mother of ten, and a farmer’s wife, her life would have centered around her home, the farm, and her family. In addition, as a practicing Lutheran, she would have found solace in her religious beliefs.”

Roles/Talent: Wife, mother, homemaker, farmwife.

Parents(ethnicity): Carl Jasch and Hanna Florentine Heier, Prussian/Pomeranian.

Children: 10 children born 1874-1896. Edwin (Anna Kiehn), William (Anna Lemcke), August (Anna Ingenthorn), Amanda (Herman Miller), Alma (Frederick Bradwish), Arthur (Anna Ketelhut), Frederick (Bertha Steffan), Louis, Minnie (Charles Markhardt), Bertha (Alfred Rossow). All children survived until well into adulthood. Louis was the first Aurora County person to die in World War I.

Sisters: Bertha

Brothers: August, Adolph

Education: unknown

Work Experience: unknown

Church, Clubs and Organizations: St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church

Family Connections/Occupations: Most of Augusta’s children remained in White Lake. Amanda moved to Plankinton and Bertha moved to Herreid, SD.

Time in Aurora County: 54 years

Physical Appearance: unknown

Date of Submission: January 2021

Latest Update: April 17, 2021

Name and Contact Information of Submitter: Ruth Page Jones, rpjhistories@gmail.com

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