The daughter of Henry and Eva F. Hinkleman Fritz, her name was originally spelled AUGUSTUS in official records (the old European way). She may have been born in Rochester, NY or in Germany. We cannot find her birth record.
She married Gustav Witt on 15 Jan 1885 at Anchor, IL. They farmed near Fairbury and Gust also worked for Sibley Estate as a carpenter/laborer. For a time (1889-92) the family went to Rochester, NY where Gust worked as a cabinet maker. About 1892 they returned to Sibley. They had 7 children:
1. Johanna Helena Adelgunda 1886-1943 m1907 John Gerken d1937 2. Heinrich Karl Wilhelm 1887-1957 3. William Albert 1888-1943 m1922 Ida Christina Henrichs d1963 4. Friedrich Ernest 1890-1957 m1914 Mae Novatney d1983 5. Marie A. Helena 1892-1917 m1910 John L. Brucker d1951 6. Ida Martha 1894-1974 m1913 Charles Henry Kurt Franks d1977 7. Herman Gustav 1896-1923 m1920 Jessie Todd d aft 2001 (she remarried)
Augusta was known for her housekeeping skills. She was generous to a fault and always had a handout for the tramps begging from the railroad which was only a block away from their house in Sibley. Augusta died of jaundice and hemorrhage.