Download Full Text (302 KB)
Augustus Peter Wetter was born in Germany in 1829 and died in Pennsylvania in 1882. He came to Savannah before the civil War and was one of the wealthiest men in Savannah for a period of time. Augustus P. Wetter was many things; he was a Civil Engineer, a planter, an Alderman for Savannah's first district and Cotton press director, just to name a few. He also held many positions on committees and boards. His life contained many triumphs and tragedies that would indicate a very full and sometimes sad existence.
Walsh, Patrick, "Augustus Peter Wetter" (1990). Savannah Biographies. 115.