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Augusta F. Beutel (1853-?)
Born in Prussia, emigrated to West Bay City, engaged in fishing business with father.

1892 Bioography. (Added Dec., 2009)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan, 1892


A successful fisherman of Bay City, is interested in three different fishing outfits with his father, William, and his brothers, Albert and Robert, and also owns an interest in the schooner “Olive Janet” in connection with Smith Bros. Having passed the greater portion of his life in West Bay City he is quite well known in this vicinity, and is highly esteemed as an honest-minded and public-spirited citizen. He is well endowed with force and decision of character and a clear, well-balanced intellect, while by the exercise of sound business qualities and excellent judgment he has been enabled to accumulate a competency.

For particulars in regard to the family history the reader is referred to the sketch of William Beutel, father of our subject, which appears elsewhere in this volume. August F. was born in Prussia, March 16, 1853, and was only three years old when he was brought by his parents to American so that the scenes of his earliest recollections are in the United States. His education was received principally in Banks and was supplemented by an excellent course of study in the First Ward school of West Bay City, where he was a pupil during the winter seasons until he was nineteen years old. In his boyhood he assisted his father in packing salt, and later was employed in running an engine for Leng & Bradfield for about five years. Afterward he helped his father in fishing until he reached his majority.

At the age of twenty-one years our subject entered into partnership with his father, thus forming a connection which continues until the present time. In 1881 he entered into business with his brother, Albert, purchasing an outfit and commencing a business which has increased to its present large proportions. In 1887 he formed a partnership with his brother Robert in fishing, and thus has an interest in three different fishing outfits. Meanwhile he finds time for other duties and owns an interest in five different sail boats, as well as the schooner “Olive Janet” which he assisted in building and which has a capacity of twenty-three hundred tons. This vessel carries iron from Lake Superior to Cleveland and Buffalo, and brings a fair renumeration to the owners.

Besides his other real-estate interests in West Bay City Mr. Beutel owns the pleasant residence at 1107 Washington Avenue, which he occupies. He was married in this city, in 1875, to Miss Maggie McMorris, who was born in Albion, Ontario, and is a daughter of John and Margaret (Longhead) McMorris. Her father was born in Scotland, whence he emigrated to America when when young and engaged as a farmer in Albion and Mona, owning two farms. The mother of Mrs. Beutel, who now resides with our subject, was born in Cork, Ireland, and was the daughter of David Longhead, a farmer in Canada during his last years. Mrs. Beutel was reared in Canada until she was sixteen years old and accompanied her sister, Mrs. Aikens, to Bay City. Two children have been born of the union of Mr. And Mrs. BeutelFrederick R. and Harry R. Mrs. Beutel belongs to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, with which her parents were also identified, and Mr. Beutel holds membership in the Lutheran Church of Bay City. He is identified with the Order of the Maccabees, and casts his ballot for the principles of the Republican party, believing them best calculated to serve our public interests. He has served as a delegate to county conventions and is in every respect an honorable man, whose record is one of which his family and friends may be justly proud.

Additional Notes.

  • Washington Avenue referenced became Marquette Street when West Bay City and Bay City merged in 1905.

    1880 – Census West Bay City, Mich.

  • Beutel, William, b. 1823 Germany
  • Augustine, wife, b. 1825 Germany
  • Children: Amelia, Tinus, Lena, Robert, Albert.

    1900 – Census West Bay City, Mich.

  • Beutel, August, b. Nov. 1853 Germany, fisherman
  • Maggie, wife, b. Dec 1851, England
  • Fred F., son, Apr. 1882 Mich.
  • Harry R., son, Apr. 1882 Mich.

    1966 – Texas Deaths. (Galveston, Tex.)

  • Dec. 31, 1966 – Robert C Beutel, Single, residence: Odessa, Ector, Texas; b. Bay City, MI; father A. E. Beutel; mother Anna Thorn; burial Jan. 1, 1967, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tuscola, Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Beutel, C.F. Wm. Father
Beutel, Robert Brother
People Referenced
Aikens, Mrs.
Beutel, Albert (bro.)
Beutel, Amelia (sis.)
Beutel, Augustine (mother)
Beutel, August F. (subject)
Beutel, Frederick R. (son)
Beutel, Harry R. (son)
Beutel, Lena (sis.)
Beutel, Robert (bro.)
Beutel, Robert C. (son)
Beutel, Tinus (sis.)
Beutel, William (father)
Longhead, David
Longhead, Margaret
McMorris, John
McMorris, Maggie (wife)
Thorn, Anna
Subjects Referenced
Albion, Ontario
Bay City, MI
Banks, MI
Buffalo, NY
Cleveland, OH
Cort Island, Ireland
Lake Superior, MI
Leng & Bradfield mill
Odessa, TX
Smith Bros.
Tuscola, MI
West Bay City, MI
Westminster Presbyterian
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