Niagara County

1897 Biography - August Lange

Lange, August, was born in Germany, September 14, 1835, and came to America in 1844 with his parents, Christian and Christina Lange. They settled near Bergholtz and were farmers, which occupation Mr. Lange still pursues, although he has been in the mercantile business also since 1882. February 14, 1865, he enlisted in the 26th Cavalry and served until the close of the war. He was postmaster under Cleveland's first administration for four years and was reappointed under Cleveland's second administration in 1894. In 1866 he married Annie Plaster of Wheatfield and they have twelve children: William, born December 12, 1870; Albert, born November 2, 1872; Philip, born November 24, 1877; Agnes, born July 23, 1867; Louise, born August 13, 1868; Lydia. born May 10, 1873; Minnie, born January 20, 1876; Molly, born July 1, 1879; Mamie, born December 13, 1880; Lena, born September 9, 1883; Anna, born December 26, 1884 and Elsie, born April 30, 1887. Mr. Lange has been tax collector and was leader of the band for the German church for thirty two years. Mrs. Lange was born October 24, 1847, and her parents were Henry and Dorotha Plaster.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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