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August Paulsen
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1830
Death: Aug. 2, 1889


August Paulsen, farmer, P.O. New Holstein. Born in Heide, Duchy of Holstein, Sept. 29, 1830; with his brother and Otto Arens, he came to America in 1848. Arrived at Sheboygan, they purchased each 160 acres in Calumet County. In 1860 he married Miss Edens, of Holstein.
They have six children - August, Wilhelmina, Ernest, Ella, Helena and Otto. Mr. Paulsen taught school in 1866; was Chairman of the Town Board for six years, from 1867 to 1873, and has held other offices. His farm is highly cultivated and improved, having a dwelling that cost $4,000.
He is now giving his attention to raising fine stock. He is a member of the Masonic lodge. Adolph his brother is on the old homestead with him.
From The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol. II Chicago: Western Historical
Pub. Co., 1881

August Paulsen Chilton Times August 3, 1889

News reached this city that on Friday morning August Paulsen, Sen., of New Holstein, while engaged in repairing the roof of his residence, fell from the scaffold, on which he was at work and was instantly killed. The foregoing announcement caused a flutter of excitement here as the news spread among the relatives and numerous friends.
August Paulsen, Sen., was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of New Holstein, and enjoyed a large and respected acquaintance throughout the county and state. He was born in Heide, Duchy of Holstein, September 30th, 1830, and with his brother and Otto Arens came to America in 1848. He arrived at Sheboygan where each purchased farms of 160 acres in this county on which they located and commenced to make a home for themselves in the then almost unbroken wilderness. In 1860 he was married to Miss Eden, the fruits of their marriage being six children; August, Wilhelmina, Ernst, Ella, Helena and Otto.
In 1866 Mr. Paulsen taught school; was Chairman of the town board from 1868 to 1873 and has held other local offices. He was president of the Calumet County Mutual Fire Insurance Company and for a number of years past has been engaged in raising fine stock.
He is the brother of County Judge, Wm. Paulsen of this city. An upright, intelligent and honorable man, his sad death will be deeply regretted.

August 10, 1889 -- Subsequent to the announcement in last week's Times it was learned that the death of August Paulsen, Sr., resulted from paralysis of the heart, caused by the shock of impending danger. Mr. Paulsen had gone out on the balcony of his residence to investigate the condition of certain work he had in contemplation and was about to rest his hand on the railing which enclosed the balcony, when the tinner spoke to him, warning him to leave as the railing was unsafe. Being subject to paralysis, the doctor believes that his death was caused from the fear of danger.
In falling from the balcony he went over backwards striking on his head and when picked up was dead. The fall was about fourteen feet distance.
The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended, the remains being interred in the cemetery at New Holstein.

Family links: 
  Ernest Paulsen (1798 - 1874)
  Katherine Edens Paulsen (1839 - 1920)*
  August A Paulsen (1862 - 1932)*
  Wilhelmine Paulsen Kraemer (1863 - 1932)*
  Ernest W Paulsen (1864 - 1910)*
  Ella Paulsen Pinnow (1869 - 1925)*
  Helen Paulsen Stark (1874 - 1948)*
  William Paulsen (1828 - 1908)*
  August Paulsen (1830 - 1889)
  Wilhelmina Paulsen Holtz (1842 - 1929)*
  Adolph Paulsen (1846 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: ossw Katherine and George Kraemer
New Holstein City Cemetery
New Holstein
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: 304
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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August Paulsen
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