Hi Ruth, Yes, there's a good possibility that your August is related to my Nettie.Nettie was one of 13 children and I know that one of them was named August. At one time I had a list of her siblings but it's been lost in a move that we made. Gustav sounds familiar but it's pretty common so I can't really say. I think the father's name was Michael but I'm not positive. Sharfstellar was also a family name but I'm not sure whether it was through the Wegner line or through her mother.
Nettie left home for the U.S. in 1910. Her place of residence was listed as Lubotyn, Russia. I discovered this from the Ellis Island site.We always thought that she moved from Germany.I know that she was born in an area referred to as "the corridor." It evidently moved from German to Russian rule and back again.
Nettie was a seamstress who specialized in making wedding dresses.At least one of her sisters also worked as a seamstress.