August West

Male 1893 - 1985  (92 years)


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  • Name August West  [1
    Born 27 Aug 1893  Dubna, Walenske, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1911  [4
    Status as Alien Immigrant in 1920; Native language Russian 
    Age: Abt. 18 
    Wedding 25 Oct 1914  Pontiac German Lutheran Chrch parsonage, Pontiac Township, Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    August West and Julianna Bertha Menge at their Wedding, 25 October 1914, Pontiac German Lutheran Church parsonage, Pontiac Township, Cass County, North Dakota
    August West and Julianna Bertha Menge at their Wedding, 25 October 1914, Pontiac German Lutheran Church parsonage, Pontiac Township, Cass County, North Dakota
    August West and Julianna Bertha Menge with witnesses:  Martha Lindemann and Julius Menge )brother of Julianna Bertha Menge)
    August West and Julianna Bertha Menge with witnesses: Martha Lindemann and Julius Menge )brother of Julianna Bertha Menge)
    Taken at Wedding of August and Julianna, October 25, 1914, Pontiac German Lutheran Church parsonage, Pontiac Township, Cass County, North Dakota.
    Farmer 1917  Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    World War I Draft Card 5 Jun 1917  Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 23 
    August West, World War I Draft Registration Card, Cass County, North Dakota
    August West, World War I Draft Registration Card, Cass County, North Dakota
    Census 1920  Binghamton Township, Barnes County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 27 
    August West, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Binghamton Township, Barnes County, North Dakota [WA 07.]
    August West, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Binghamton Township, Barnes County, North Dakota [WA 07.]
    August West, his wife, Johanna Berta Menge West; their two children: Frank (Roy) and Doris West.
    Farmer 1920  Binghamton Township, Barnes County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 27 
    Census 1925  Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1925 North Dakota State Census 
    Age: Abt 30 
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West and his wife, Bertha; Their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Ross, and Rusty - the latter two who are twin brothers.
    Census 1930  Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 35 
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota.  [WA 10.]
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Julianna Bertha Menge West; and their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Rusty, and Ross West.
    Census 1940  Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 46 
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota  [WA 10.]
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Juliana Bertha Menge West; their children: Frank (Roy), Florence, Lyle, Ross, Rusty, Thomas, Kenneth West, and Doris West Blakeway, her husband, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia.
    Employee 1942  Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Northern Pacific Railroad 
    World War II Draft Registration Card 1942  Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 48 
    August West, World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942
    August West, World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942
    Died 8 Dec 1985  Glyndon, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried Unknown  Pontiac Luthern Trinity Cemetery, Alice, Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    August West, 1893-1985, Burial at Pontiac Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, Alice, Cass County, North Dakota
    August West, 1893-1985, Burial at Pontiac Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, Alice, Cass County, North Dakota
    West Memorial, Pontiac Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, Alice, Cass County, North Dakota
    West Memorial, Pontiac Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, Alice, Cass County, North Dakota
    Person ID I2862  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2017 

    Family Julianna Bertha Menge,   b. 3 Feb 1895, Romansdorf, Kiev, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1951, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1914  Cass County, North Dakota License # 06819, 1914. Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    +1. Frank Le Roy West,   b. 30 May 1916, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1986, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Doris Beatrice West,   b. 1919, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Alice Elvira West,   b. 23 Apr 1920, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2012, St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
     4. Florence Marie West,   b. 1921, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 2015, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Lyle Kermit West,   b. 28 Aug 1923, Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2013, St. Francis Nursing home, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     6. Rusty Loyd West,   b. 22 Nov 1924, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 2008, Probably Glyndon, Clay county, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Living
     8. Boyd Eldridge West,   b. 18 Jul 1929, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1930, Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Thomas Benedict West,   b. 25 Dec 1931, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2000, Lake Park, Becker County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     10. Living
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        The 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card indicates the following:
      Name: August West
      Age: 23
      Home Address: Fargo, ND
      Birth Date: August 27, 1893
      Nationality: An Alien
      Birth: Dubna, Walenske, Russia
      If not a Citizen, What Nationality?: Of Russia
      Profession: Farmer
      By Whom Employed: August West
      Where employed: On Farm
      Who Supporting: Wife and Child
      Married or Single: Married
      Race: Caucasian
      Military Service?: None
      Physical Build: Medium
      Height: Medium
      Hair: Light
      Hair Color: Light
      Hair Description: Not Bald [WA 01.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, August (Agust) West is a 27 year old white, married male. He is married to (Julianna) Bertha Menge. He was born in Russia of parents who were also born in Russia. His native language is Russian. However, he speaks, reads, and writes English. He immigrated the United States in 1911; in 1920 is considered an alien. He is a farmer by profession, working in the area of general farming, working on his own account. He lives with his wife Bertha and two children, Frank and Doris. The family lives in Binghamton Township, Barnes County, North Dakota. [WA 07.]
             In the 1925 North Dakota State Census, August West is a 30 year old male, who appears to be a U. S. Citizen. August lives with his wife, Bertha and seven children: Frank, Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Rusty, and his twin brother, Ross. The family lives in Greene Township, Ransom county, North Dakota. There is not much further information given. [WA 09.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, August West is a 35 year old, white, married male. Her is married to (Julianna) Bertha Menge West. He married her at the age of 21. He has not attended school or college since Sept. 1, 1929. He is able to read, write, and speak English. Interestingly enough, the Record indicates that his country of birth and that of his parents is Germany. That information contradicts the information provided in both the 1920 Census Record, which indicates that he was born in Russia of Russian parentage. Similarly, the 1930 Record indicates that the language spoken in home before coming to the United state is "unknown," when the 1920 Record indicates that his native language is Russian. I wonder why these changes have been made. But going on: The year in which August immigrated is 1911 and it is possible that in 1930 his first papers toward naturalization have been submitted. That is what Pa means in slot 23. August's Occupation is Section Labor on the Railroad, I am assuming the Northern Pacific Railway, where he is employed as a worker. He has never been a member of the U. S. Military. August lives with his wife, Bertha and seven children: Frank, Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Rusty, Ross. The family lives in the town of Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 08.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, August West is a 46 year old, white, married male. he is married to Bertha Menge. The Record indicates that he was born in Germany, but that is erroneous because all of the information that is available above indicates that he was born in Russia and that his native language is Russian. We do not know why this erroneous information continues to be given. He has not attended school or college since March 1 of 1940, but he has completed the equivalent of four years of schooling. He has lived in Riverton Township Clay County since 1935 on a farm. As far as citizenship is concerned, he has his first papers. He owns his home, which has a value of $500. His occupation is that of Section Hand on the Rail Road. He worked 48 hours the week prior to the Census. He worked 12 weeks up to March 30, 1940. He is classified as a wage worker in private work. In 1939, he worked 38 week. His income is $700. August has income from other sources. August lives with his wife, Bertha and seven children: Frank, Lyle, Ross, Rusty, Thomas, Kenneth, and Florence. Doris West Blakeway, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia also live with the August West family. The families live in Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 10.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S8757] Lyle K. West. Obituary, 2013. Breckenridge, Minnesota: Joseph Vertin & Sons. [WLK 01.], .

    2. [S8761] August West. (2005). Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 01.].

    3. [S8762] August West. (2010). U. S. World War II Darft Registration Cards, 1942 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 02.].

    4. [S8769] August West household, 1920 U. S. Census, Barnes County, North Dakota, Binghampton Township, ED 5, SD 2, sheet 11A, dwelling 84, family 188; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1330. [WA 07.].

    5. [S8772] August West household, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Ransom County, Greene Township, sheet 4, dwelling 34, family 35, lines 14-18. (2008). Ancestry.com North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925 [datbases online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 09.

    6. [S8771] August West household, 1930 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Dilworth,ED 6, SD1, sheet 10B, dwelling 190, family 182: National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1083, FHL Film 2340818. [WA 08.].

    7. [S8773] August West household, 1940 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Riverton Township, household no. not given, 22 of household in order of visitation, ED 14-39, SD 4, sheet 2A; National Archives micropublication T627, roll 1914. [WA 10.].

    8. [S8764] August West. (2011). U. S. Social Security Death index, 1935-2014 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 04.].

    9. [S8765] August West. (2001). Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 05.].

    10. [S8766] August West. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Find a Grave Memorial # 118357002. [WA 06.].

    11. [S8763] West-Menge Marriage. (2016). Ancestry.com Web: Cass County, North Dakota Marriage License Index, 1873-1944 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 03 & JBM 01.].


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