August Sasse

May 1881–1955 (Age 73)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of August

When August Sasse was born in May 1881, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Ernest Sasse, was 42 and his mother, Minnie Biers, was 42. He lived in Perry Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died in 1955, at the age of 74.

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Ernest Sasse
Minnie Biers
Edward A Sasse
Otillie L Sasse
Emma M. Sasse
August Sasse
Marie P Sasse

Parents and Siblings

    Ernest Sasse


    Minnie Biers





    Otillie L Sasse


    Emma M. Sasse




World Events (3)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 32

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: ethnic name for a Saxon, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sasse ‘Saxon’.2 French: from a Germanic personal name, Sahso, a reduced pet form of compound names formed with sahs ‘Saxon’ as the first element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • August Sasse in household of Ernest Sasse, "United States Census, 1900"

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