August Kiel was born 11 November 1843 in Hanover, Germany and died 12 November 1920 in Burlington, Kane County, Illinois, United States of unspecified causes. He married Johanna Grugel (1849-1926) circa 1868 .

In 1865 August Kiel immigrated from Germany aboard the Iris, departing Bremen, Germany, and arriving New York City November 11, 1865 with a destination of Chicago, Illinois.[1] He was a naturalized citizen of the United States. Kiel settled first in Schaumberg Township of Cook County, Illinois, where he worked as a wagon maker. By 1900 he had moved to a rented farm in Plato Township of Kane County, Illinois; and by 1910 he was a dairy farmer living on a rented farm in Burlington Township of Kane County, Illinois.

Johanna & August Kiel & family Johanna and August Kiel (in chairs) and on the ground L to R: their granddaughter Rose (daughter of August Jr.), their daughter-in-law Emma (wife of Emil) and their son Emil.

August Kiel shop

August Kiel's wagon-making and blacksmith shop.


Offspring of August Kiel and Johanna Grugel (1849-1926)
Name Birth Death Joined with
August Kiel (1870-1954) 1870 Cook County, Illinois, United States 1954 Mina S. C. Pries (1878-1966)

Wilhelm Kiel (1873-1913) 3 May 1873 Cook County, Illinois, United States 28 June 1913
Maria Kiel (1874-?) May 1874 Cook County, Illinois, United States A. Delbert Pease (1857-)

Frederick Kiel (1877-?) 1877 Cook County, Illinois, United States Bertha H. Krohn (c1884-)

Louis Kiel (?-?)
Henry Kiel (1881-1955) 14 October 1881 26 August 1955
Emil Kiel (1884-1972) 31 October 1884 27 November 1972 Emma Steige (1890-1915)
Min (bef1971-)

Mathilda Kiel (1887-?) December 1887 1975 George S. Roberts (1876-1947)

Emma Augusta Kiel (1890-1983) 1 October 1890 North Plato, Kane County, Illinois, United States 18 November 1983 Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, United States Sylvester Sylvanis Doty (1885-1953)


  1. ^ New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. retrieved May 30, 2007.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • US Census, 1880, Schaumberg, Cook, IL
  • US Census, 1900, Plato, Kane, IL
  • US Census, 1910, Burlington, Kane, IL
  • US Census, 1920, Burlington, Kane, IL