Augustus Kountze

Real Estate Broker, Deceased Person

1826 – 1892


Who was Augustus Kountze?

Augustus Kountze was an American businessman based in Omaha, Nebraska, Kountze, Texas and New York City. He founded a late-19th century national banking dynasty along with his brothers Charles, Herman and Luther.

In 1861 Augustus was named Treasurer of the Nebraska Territory, and in 1867 was named the first Treasurer of the State of Nebraska. In 1862 US President Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the original Board of Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad.


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Nov 19, 1826
Osnaburg Township
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Ohio
  • Omaha
  • New York City
Apr 30, 1892
Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery

on July 23, 2013