NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3408.AM: Augustus Theodore Haase, 1835-1920
Dakota City, Dakota County, Neb.: Builder; city official
Size: 0.75 cu.ft.
Augustus Theodore Haase, born in Hanover, Germany, on May 5, 1835, came to the United Sates in 1848 and settled first in Virginia where he learned the carpenter trade beginning in 1850. He moved to Dakota City, Nebraska, on June 12, 1858, to pursue his trade. He became a reputable builder and contractor for Dakota City and the surrounding area. He constructed the first Lutheran Church at Dakota City in 1860, and built the Dakota County Courthouse, 1870-1871. Mr. Haase was treasurer of Dakota City for twenty-five years, a member of the Dakota City Improvement Company, president of the Pioneers and Old Settlers Association, and chairman of the committee in charge of the Dakota County exhibit at the Sioux City, Iowa, corn palace in 1890. He was a founder and trustee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dakota City. Haase married Louisa Eckhart on December 8, 1864. They had a daughter, Mrs. D.M. Neiswanger, and two sons, George H. and Frank F., both of Emerson, Nebraska. Mr. Haase died on August 27, 1920.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection of the papers of Augustus T. Haase, consisting of two folders and several oversize items, is arranged in four series: 1) Drawings and Specifications; 2) Maps; 3) Records of the Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1893-1896; and 4) Miscellany, 1870-1892. The bulk of this collection consists of architectural drawings and specifications for buildings in Dakota City, Nebraska and Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa. Also included are a plat map of Dakota City, Nebraska, n.d., as well as a map of the Dakota City cemetery. In the records of the Phoenix Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, Connecticut are application forms and instructions for agents. Among the miscellany are an account book for caskets, probably kept by Haase, and a letter describing the construction of beehives written to C.L. Eckhart.
Series 1 - Drawings and Specifications
Architectural drawings and specifications, n.d. (19 items) including:
Drawings for residence of George Westcott, Dakota City (some signed by F.L. Clark, Architect, Covington, Nebraska)
Plans for Dakota County Courthouse
Plans for an office desk
Specifications for house of Mr. Woodford at Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa
Series 2 - Maps, n.d.
- Plat map of Dakota City, Nebraska, and surrounding area (see oversize)
- Map of plots in cemetery, Dakota City, Nebraska (see oversize)
Series 3 - Phoenix Insurance Company (Hartford, Connecticut), 1893-1896
- Instruction Book of the Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford Connecticut, 1893
Notice of rates for tornado insurance, 1896
Series 4 - Miscellany, 1870-1892
- Account book of caskets and robes, 1883-1891
Letter on construction of beehives, 1870
Deed to plot in Dakota City cemetery assigned to William Dierking, Sr., May 11, 1892
Architects -- Nebraska
Cemeteries -- Nebraska -- Dakota City
Clark, Frederick L.
Dakota City (Neb.) -- History
Dierking (Sr.), William
Germans in Nebraska
Haase, Augustus Theodore, 1835-1920
Phoenix Life Insurance Company (Hartford, Connecticut)
Sargeant Bluffs (Iowa) -- History
Encoded TMM 04-13-2010