August J. Arendt was born in 1866, in Germany as the son of Johann Arendt and Dora Eulius. He married Antoinette Werner on 14 July 1899, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Olive Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Le Claire Township, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1944, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Erwin, Armin, Dieter, Gunter, Hans, Hedwig, Monika, Wolfram.
German: variant of Arend and Arndt .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name as a surname, in part probably on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron . Compare Ahrens .