Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
AUGUST WEISE is a farmer and
stock raiser residing two miles east of Lind. Born in Bergfield,
Germany, April 14, 1841, he was the son of Michael and Minnie (Kuntz) Weise,
both also natives of Germany, in which country they passed their lives
and died. Upon their death they were survived by five children: August,
Louise, Frederick, Pauline and Amelia.
Mr. Weise attended the common schools of Germany
until arriving at the age of twenty years, when he then left school and
commenced working on a farm. In 1865 he came to America, locating
in Marinette county, Wisconsin, where he worked in a sawmill for four years.
He then purchased a piece of land, four acres of which he cleared, then
sold out, removed to Green Lake county, and again took up the business
of farming. He sold this farm in 1886 and removed to New Salem, Dakota,
where he remained five years, and then came to Pendleton, Oregon.
Later he removed in turn to Arlington and Portland, and in 1891 he came
to Lind, where he has lived ever since. He took a homestead upon
coming here, and later bought a quarter section of land, making him the
owner of three hundred and twenty acres, all of which is well improved
and under cultivation. He had a difficult time in making a living
after coming here, but is now well-to-do, having a fine farm and a large
Mr. Weise was married in 1872 to Amelia Powell,
who died in 1882, leaving one child, Pauline.
In 1882 our subject was married a second time,
his bride being Bertha Schmidt, daughter of Fred and ---------- Schmidt,
to which union eight children have been born, four of whom are living:
William, Mrs. Bertha Clary, August and Charles.