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August Reineking, Page 276
AUGUST REINEKING is numbered among the prosperous farmers of the town of Herman, where his birth occurred March 5, 1858. For a fuller account of the family, see sketch of his parents, Simon and Catherine (Wehrmann) Reineking. The gentleman whose name heads this article was reared on his father's farm and received his education in the district schools. Until twenty-six years of age he remained at home, assisting in the management and cultivation of the farm.
On the 14th of April, 1884, Mr. Reineking and Miss Ida, daughter of Simon Arpke, were married. The lady is a native of Herman Township, where her parents settled in 1847. Unto the young couple have been born four children: Alvin A., Bertha A., Paul H., and Meta E., who died at the age of three years.
Upon his marriage, our subject began his domestic life on the old homestead, where he owns one hundred and twenty acres of highly cultivated and well-improved land. In connection with farming, he has for two years made cheese in the factory established by his father many years ago. He uses from five to six hundred pounds of milk per day, making a high grade of cheese.
In religious faith, Mr. and Mrs. Reineking adhere to the Reformed Church of the United States, to which their ancestors belonged. Mr. Reineking is a Republican in politics, having cast his first Presidential vote for James A. Garfield.
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