Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Augustus W. and Christina B. Horning

Augustus William Horning (sometimes spelled Hornung) was born in 1827 in Wuerttemberg, Germany. He came to the United States as a youngster, with his parents, John and Anna Horning. The family settled in Sandusky in 1835. John Horning died in the cholera epidemic of 1849. On January 30, 1852, Augustus Horning married Christina Boos (sometimes spelled Booz), a native of Baden. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joachim Schladermundt, an early German Lutheran minister.

 Augustus was a moulder by trade. In the 1860 Sandusky City Directory, he was listed with James Pringle and George Barney as partners in Horning, Pringle and Company, located at the southeast corner of Water and Fulton Streets. Augustus William Horning died on June 22, 1912. His funeral was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Kugel. He was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Christina Boos Horning lived to be 91 years of age. She died  on March 30, 1922.  Mrs. Horning was survived by three daughters, a son, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. You can read more about the Horning family in HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, ed. by Lewis Cass Aldrich (Mason, 1889.)

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