Augustus Theodore Haase (1835-1920), Carpenter-Builder
Augustus Theodore Haase was born in Hanover, Germany on May 5, 1835. He immigrated to the United States in 1848, around the age of 13, and settled in Virginia. At the age of 23, in 1858, Haase moved to Dakota City, Nebraska, Territory, to pursue his trade of carpentry. During his sixty-five years in Dakota City, Haase built many structures, including dwellings, the courthouse, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He also constructed caskets and beehives. He married Louisa Eckhart in 1864, and they had a daughter and two sons. Haase died August 27, 1920.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Dakota City, 1858-1920
Educational & Professional Associations
1858-1920: carpenter-builder, Dakota City, Nebraska.
Treasurer of Dakota City for 25 years.
Buildings & Projects
Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut (1893-1896).
Dakota City Courthouse (n.d.) Dakota City, Nebraska.
a. The church was used as the courthouse during the week.
b. Specifications in MS256: “Specifications for the _____ house of Mr. Wood for _____ at _____ Bluffs _____, according to Plans drawn by Aug. Haase.” MS256.
c. Plans and elevations, ink on paper; unsigned, presumed to be Haase. MS256.
d. Plans, elevations, cornice detail, wall section, ink on paper; unsigned, presumed to be Haase. MS256.
1. Augustus T. Haase Collection, Nebraska State Historical Society Archives, MS256, July 16, 1975.
2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
3. Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days 3:4 (October-December, 1920), 4:1.
5. Augustus T. Haase Collection, Nebraska State Historical Society Archives, MS256, February 11, 1981.
D. Murphy, “Augustus Theodore Haase (1835-1920), Carpenter-Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 18, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 7, 2020.
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