BINNEBOESE, KRAUSE, KOWALKE, VERNER, WERNER
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/15/2021 at 11:06:04
History of Plymouth County, Iowa, W. S. Freeman, Editor, published by B.F. Bowen & Co. (Indianapolis), 1917
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August Binneboese, one of the well-known and successful farmers of Lincoln township, Plymouth county, was born in Pomerania, Germany, on January 27, 1848, being the son of August and Wilhelmina (Krause) Binneboese.
August and Wilhelmina Binneboese were also natives of Germany, and there received their education in the public schools and there grew to manhood and womanhood and were married. It was there that their children were born, and there Mr. Binneboese continued to live until the time of his death many years ago. He was a laborer, and was held in the highest regard and esteem by all who knew him. He and Mrs. Binneboese were the parents of the following children: August, the subject of this sketch; Charles, now a resident of Minnesota, and John, who resides in Leeds, Iowa. Some years after the death of her husband, Wilhelmina Binneboese was united in marriage to William Kowalke. In 1879 they decided to come to America, and after their arrival in the port of New York, they came direct to Chicago, Illinois, where they remained for a short time, after which they located in Kendall county, Illinois, where they remained for one year. They then left their home in Kendall county and came to Iowa, locating in Plymouth county and purchased land in section 11, Lincoln township, and here they made their home until the time of their deaths, some years ago. To William and Wilhelmina Kowalke were born four children as follow: Amelia, Wilhelmina, Argentine and Albert.
August Binneboese received his education in the public schools of Germany and there he grew to manhood, and as a young man entered the army and became a trained soldier. He later took an active part in the German-French War and saw much active service. In 1880 August Binneboese was united in marriage to Amelia Verner, and to this union the following children were born, William, Mary, Albert, Clara, John, Minnie and Wende. Mr. and Mrs. Binneboese are active members of the Lutheran church and have long been active in the social and the religious life of the community. They are held in the highest regard and respect by the people of the township.
After coming to the United States, Mr. Binneboese came to Iowa and located in Lincoln township, obtaining land, which he developed and improved, and engaged in general farming and stock raising, in which he became most successful. He is now the owner of six hundred acres of the best of land, all of which is under high cultivation and well improved. His land is all located in Lincoln township, in sections 10, 11 and 14.
August Binneboese has always taken an active interest in local affairs and was one of the organizers of the local church. He has assisted his children in starting for themselves and today is recognized as one of the substantial and prominent men of the community.
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