CHRISTMAN, Augustus. (Pennsylvania, Sept. 8, 1836--Unknown). Christman's parents came to Iowa in 1837 and located in Dubuque. Following service in the CIVIL WAR, he worked in the dry-goods trade. He established his own business in 1869 and was soon joined by his brother.
Oldt, Franklin. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western History Company, 1880, p. 775
1. Oldt, p. 594