Frank Augustine

Born: August 20, 1877

FRANK AUGUSTINE. One of the well known residents of Antigo, who has been engaged in the retail liquor and soft drink business for many years, is Frank Augustine, who came to Antigo in May, 1910. Mr. Augustine was born in the town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, the son of Anna and Peter Augustine, on August 20, 1877. He attended the rural schools of his native township and then engaged in agricultural work until twenty-six years of age. He left home at seventeen and purchased a farm in the township, which he sold later to engage in the retail liquor business in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He traded the saloon for another farm in Kossuth township where he farmed two and a half years, returning then to Sheboygan from where he moved to Merrill. He farmed in Lincoln County for two years and then came to Antigo in May, 1910. He rented forty acres of land in Antigo township, then worked for W. J. Mattek for over four years, and a short time for William Reader. He then entered the employ of Anton Kraus and in 1920 purchased the Jos. J. Duquette soft drink parlor in Antigo, which he conducted until July 3, 1922, when he sold out.

Mr. Augustine was married to Mary Stuck on December 30, 1901, to which union nine children were born. Mr. Augustine is a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and the family attends St. John's church, Antigo, Wisconsin.

The Augustine residence is at 320 Elm street, Antigo. Mr. Augustine is a graduate of the College of Agriculture Dairy School, University of Wisconsin, from which he received his diploma in 1900.

Source: p. 302 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO.1922.