NAPIERSKI, AUGUST - Emigration from Germany continues, fortunately for this county, for have we always had need of the sober, industrious, thrifty sons of the Fatherland, who make such desirable citizens wherever fate takes them. One of these prosperous and desirable German-Americans of Springfield, belonging to the younger generation, is August Napierski, born in Germany, August 24, 1879, a son of Michael and Regina (Zeigmand) Napierski, both born in Germany, he in 1830 and she in 1837. The father was a blacksmith, who followed his trade in his native land, never leaving it, but dying there in 1894. His widow survived him until 1905. They had the following children: Wilhelmina, Louisa, Adam, Gotlieb, Henrietta, Caroline, Charlotte, William, Michael and August.
August Napierski was brought up in Germany, where he was educated and taught blacksmithing. When he was twenty-five years old, on April 22, 1905, he came to Dawson, Ill., and on March 15, 1907, located in Springfield, buying his present home at No. 1031 Wheeler Avenue and an additional lot adjoining, which he has developed into a beautiful residence.
Prior to leaving Germany he was married, by the German Lutheran service, on August 26, 1904, to Louisa Dudda, born in Germany, September 10, 1882, daughter of Gustave and Henrietta (Dill) Dudda, natives of Germany. They had children: Gustave, Mrs. Napierski and August. Mr. and Mrs. Napierski have had the following children: Gustave, born August 26, 1905; August William, born June 19, 1907; Hendrick Frederick, born August 5, 1909. Mr. Napierski is a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, as is his wife. In politics he is a Republican, but he has not put himself before the public for office.