Augusta Sierk

b. 15 August 1871, d. 2 December 1936
  • Augusta Sierk was born on 15 August 1871 in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
  • Henry Sierk and Elsabe Oldswager appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Bennington, New York, living next to Elsa's parents.. Other members of the household included Augusta Sierk, Jacob Sierk, Marcus Sierk, Anna Sierk, Henry Sierk Jr., Claus Sierk, Ida Sierk, George A. Sierk, Mary Sierk, Lena Sierk, Elsie Frances Sierk, Emma Sierk, Williiam Sierk and Frederick Sierk. Daughter Ida also was enumerated in Darien Center, where she was employed as a domestic servant.
  • Henry Sierk and Elsabe Oldswager appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Bennington, New York. Other members of the household included Augusta Sierk, Claus Sierk and Frederick Sierk.
  • She was a servant, according to the 1900 census.
  • She married Charles B. Johnson on 27 December 1905 in Wyoming County, New York, near Attica, a double wedding with August's sister Emma.
  • The following appeared on 28 December 1905 in The Daily News: At the home of Henry Sierk yeterday, three miles south of Attica, his two younger daughters were married, Miss Augusta to Charles Johnson of Bennington and Emma to Walter Schlenker, an Attica widower whose 12 children were present at the wedding.
  • Augusta Sierk died on 2 December 1936 at age 65 in Attica, Wyoming County, New York, at Elm Street at her residence.
  • Charles B. Johnson became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, Wyoming County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 3 December 1936 in The Attica News: Mrs. Augusta Sierk Johnson died at her home on Elm street, late Wednesday evening. She had been ill for quite some time. Mrs. Johnson was born August 15, 1871, to Henry and Elsabe Oldswager Sierk of Bennington. On Dec. 27, 1905, she was united in marriage to Charles B. Johnson, and has lived in the vicinity of Attica.
         Surviving Mrs. Johnson besides her husband, are two daughters, Margaret at home, and Mrs. Lucius Davis of Varysburg; three sisters, Mrs. John Schlenker, Mrs. Charles Ripstein Sr., and Mrs. Anna VanValkenburg, all of Attica; three brothers, Henry and Fred Sierk of Attica and George Sierk of Kansas City, Kan.
         Funeral services will be held from the late home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, with Rev. W. Duncan Gordon officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2014

Family: Charles B. Johnson b. 1 January 1873, d. 9 June 1949