That will be quite an undertaking to research John August Nordquist. I think it is quite a common name. My family alone goes John Erick, John August, John August, Charles August(my grandpa), John August(my dad), John Erick(my brother), and I have 2 nephews named John Erick and John August.
It has been hard for me to trace simply because there are so many John Augusts out there.
Obviously, I would be interested in your search.
Please keep me updated.
Laura (Nordquist) Evans