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View Tree for Samuel SentiSamuel Senti (b. November 21, 1828, d. January 12, 1907)

Samuel Senti (son of Samuel Senti and Louisa Anhorn) was born November 21, 1828 in ? Graubunden, Switzerland, and died January 12, 1907 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA. He married Anna Maria Johanni, daughter of Andreas Johanni and Ursula Marti.

 Includes NotesNotes for Samuel Senti:
EMIGRATED: April 1865
Senti, Sam 36 Farmer
Mary 28
Sam 7
Andrew 5
Sailed on the Saxonia; Hamburg - NY 15 May 1865; processed into the

NATURALIZED: 7 October 1881

Had Been a Respected Citizen of this Community for Forty Years - Had Many

Samuel Senti, Sr., who for the past forty years has been engaged in
growing grapes and in the wine manufacture, passed away this afternoon at 3
o'clock at his home on Grand Street. He was born 78 years ago in
Switzerland and came direct to Burlington forty years ago.
He first engaged in farming and later introduced grape growing, having
his vineyards on the hills around the Cascades. He then resided in the stone
house which is situated south of the Cascade bridge. For the past few years
he has been leading a retired life. Up to ten days ago he had been in apparent
good health. Old age was the cause of death. Deceased was a member of the
German Zion church.
Surviving are two children, Samuel Senti, Jr., and Mrs. Chas. Black.
The funeral announcement will be made later.

Taken from Des Moines County Biography

In taking up the personal history of Samuel Senti, now living in
Burlington, we present to our readers the life record of one of Switzerland’s
native sons, but whose residence in Iowa covers a long period. He was born
in Switzerland on Nov. 21, 1828. His parents were Samuel and Louisa
(Anhorn) Senti, and were of Swiss origin. Our subject was reared in
Switzerland, and attended the public schools there, and later was a teacher
in the schools for four years. Like many other ? and aspiring young men, he
was anxious to see something beyond his homeland, and in 1865 decided to
cross the Atlantic. The ship known as the “Saxony” landed him in New York
in about twelve days, when Mr. Senti at once prepared to come West, and
reached Burlington in May, where he immediately bought sixty-five acres of
land from Mr. Patterson. This farm joined that of Jacob Scholer whose
sketch also appears in this work, and also joined Crapo Park. This park is
located at the south end of Main Street. At the time of this purchase of farm
land in that locality was in a very rough condition, much of it being covered
with brush and old stumps, so that it required much time as well as money to
prepare the ground for farm purposes. Today this same farm lies in the city
limits, and contains several orchards, but the greater portion of it is a
beautiful vineyard, which Mr. Senti’s son cares for, and from which he makes
some eighty barrels of wine annually. This wine is the pure grape juice, being
used by many families in the city as a beverage and for medical purposes.
In October 1855, Mr. Senti married Miss Anna Marie Johanna,
daughter of Andrew and Ersie (Martha) Johanna. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Senti
have been born three children; Samuel, a farmer in Union township. His first
wife was Miss Anna Paula, who left three children: Jacob, Bertha, and
Emma. Andrew Senti died July 26, 1902, aged forty-two years and three
months, leaving a widow, who was formerly Miss Emma Swartz, and four
children: Anna, Helen, Oscar, and Samuel. Mary (Mrs. Charles Black.)
Mrs. Black was first married to Adolph Kurlie, by whom she has three
children: Nettie aged ten years; Wesley; William Jacob; and Meyer, aged
six years. Mr. Black was also previously married to Miss Libbie Rose,
daughter of Benjamin and Harriet (Gillespie) Rose, by whom he had two
children; Virgie Virginia, aged ten years; and Benjamin, aged seven years.
Mr. Senti, though now a man of nearly eighty years, is still active, and
is enjoying the fruits of his hard labor.
As a citizen, he is as true as when he followed the old flag in beautiful
Switzerland, and throughout his entire record he has manifested many traits
of character that are worthy of emulation.

Children of Samuel Senti and Anna Maria Johanni are:
  1. +Andreas Senti, b. February 07, 1860, d. date unknown.
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