August Dietrick Horstman

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Name August Dietrick Horstman
Born 1882-12-23 Scott County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 1953-04-15 Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California
Buried Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
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Father August Gustav Heinrich Horstman b. (1855-11-30, Brackrade, Oldenberg, Germany) d. (1942-01-03, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Mother Fredericka Ernestina Eggert b. (1860-06-20, Beuchow Insel Rugen, Germany) d. (1953-07-03, 611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Married 1880-12-10, Lowden, Cedar County, Iowa
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Family Mary Theresa Diimig b. (1878-06-04, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois) d. (1951-05-13, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Married 1910-06-21, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
Children 1 Leonard August Horstman b. (1915-03-18, House on Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa) d. (1988-05-02, West Hills, Los Angeles County, California)
2 Fred Henry Horstman b. (1916-10-06) d. (1992-11-02, Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa)
3 Cecilia Mary Horstman b. (1918-04-14, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa) d. (1986-07-19, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
August Dietrick and Mary Theresa Horstman née Diimig
Wedding Picture 1910-06-21


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August Dietrick & Mary Theresa Horstman
Taken in Ida Grove, IA
August and Mary Horstman home on Moorehead Ave.
Between highway 175 and the old train station c. 1945
August Dietrick Horstman
August Heinrich and Fredericka Horstman Family - circa 1915
Back row from left: Charles, Edward, Paul, August Heinrich, Alfred, August Dietric, Otto.
Front row from left: Eitel, Fredericka, Fannie, August Frederick. c. 1915
Horstman Family
From left, August, Fredericka, Mary, Fanny, Theresa and Edward c. 1945
Horstman and Conrad Family
Photo taken at the farm of August Dietrick and Mary Theresa Horstman - NE corner of Garfield Township, section 20. See 1920 Farm Atlas
From back left, unknown, Mary Horstman, Augusta Bertha Conrad, unknown, unknown, unknown and unknown
From middle left, D. W. Conrad, August Heinrich Horstman, Fannie Horstman, August Dietrick Horstman and Leonard August Horstman Sr.
From front left, Fred Horstman and Cecilia Horstman c. 1925
August Dietrick Horstman
August Dietrick Horstman
August Dietrick Horstman
Ben S. Nobel Lumber Company
Ida Grove, IA with A. D. Horstman
Ida Grove, IA
1920 Garfield Township Map, Ida Co, Iowa
August Frederick Horstman farmed on the South West 80 acres of section 24 and the North West 80 aces of section 25. Edward F. Horstman farmed the South West 240 acres of section 25 (Sunny Slope). Joseph H. Diimig owned and farmed the North West 239 acres of section 20. Mary and August D Horstman. farmed the North East 80 acres of section 20. Rose and Bernard Schimmer farmed the South East 160 acres of section 20.
August Dietrick Horstman family
Taken in front of the family farmhouse. August Dietrick built this house on the NE corner of section 20, Garfield Township, Battle Creek, Ida County, IA circa 1927 c. 1927
August Dietrick Horstman and family
With Paul and Dora Horstman c. 1948
August Dietrick Horstman Family
4 generation picture with Fredericka, August, Leonard Sr. and Leonard Jr.
Unknown c. 1946
August Dietrick and Mary Theresa Horstman
Behind house on Moorehead Ave. in Ida Grove, IA (1 blk Noth of train station)
1936 ford 4 door sedan
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa c. 1941
August Dietrick and Mary Theresa Horstman
Taken on their farm in Battle Creek, IA 1927-04
August Dietrick and Edward A. Horstman
Unknown location c. 1941
Leonard A. Horstman Jr. with Grandfather, August D.
Leonard A. Horstman Jr. and August D. Horstman
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa c. 1946
August D. and Mary Horstman with Fannie Horstman
From left: Mary Theresa Horstman nee Diimig, August Dietrick Horstman and Fannie Horstman. Taken at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Mt Rushmore, South Dakota 1941-09
Horstman Family
Horstman family group photo - Possibly taken at the passing of August Frederick Horstman in 1920? This photo seems to be taken circa 1928 based on the appearance of Carl Edgar Horstman (b 1915) in similar photos. I do not show any immediate family members passing in the 1928 time frame.
611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa


August Dietrich, my Grandfather, was in California visiting us when he had a stroke and died. I was with him in the yard when he just fell over. I was 6 at the time but still remember this. August Dietrich was sent back to Ida Grove on the train for burial and my Dad went on the train with the casket. I don’t remember my Grandmother, Mary Theresa, but I have fond memories of my Grandfather. He lived in Ida Grove at the time of his death. I remember several trips back to Ida Grove to visit him. He had a great strawberry patch in the back yard. He would take me out there before breakfast so we could have fresh strawberries on our cereal. I even remember his house. It was on the west side of the main street going into Ida Grove from the highway. The house had two front doors which I thought was really neat at 5 or 6 years old. I also remember walking down the street a half block, right in the middle of a fierce thunder storm, to watch the steam train come in to the station. There was still a passenger stop in Ida Grove at that time.

1 NOTE August Dietric Horstman was visiting his son, Leonard August and family, in California when he had a stroke and died. He lived in Ida Grove, Iowa at the time. His body was sent back to Ida Grove, IA. on the train accompanied by his Son Leonard for burial next to his wife.

Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa April 23, 1953 - Page Eight


August D. Horstman, son of August H. and Fredericka Horstman, born Dec. 23 1982 in Cedar County, Iowa, passed away April 18, 1953. In 1888 the parents moved to Battle Creek, Ida Co. where he grew to manhood.

June 21, 1910 he married Mary T. Diimig of Danbury Iowa. To this union three children were born, Leonard A. of Los Angeles, Fred H. of Battle Creek and Cecilia Aaron of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was employed at the B. S. Nobel Lumber Co. of Ida Grove for 22 years, afterword moving to his farm in Garfield Twp. where he farmed for 20 years. In 1940 he moved to Ida Grove and on May 13, 1951 his wife passed away. After that he lived alone until his death.

He leaves to mourn his three children and ten grandchildren, His aged mother and six brothers and one sister; Edward of Big Rock, Ia., Charles H. and Alfred of Casper, Wy.; Paul of Battle Creek; Fannie of Ida Grove; Eital of Cherokee and Otto of Omaha, Nebr. Funeral was at Ida Grove funeral home April20, 1953, Father Daily officiating burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Paul bearers were Leo. Schimmer, George Broders, Delbert Steinbeck, Edward Horstman, Gorden Horstman and Reuben Horstman.