TANGEMAN, MORMAN, WHEELER, MENSING, RADENEKER
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/14/2004 at 03:09:46
David Tangeman, grain dealer, Danbury, was born in Hanover, Germany, October 27, 1827, and is the second child of a family of eight. His parents were John G. and Adeline (Morman) Tangeman, both natives of Germany. They came to America in 1832, and located on a farm in Auglaize county, Ohio. John G. Tangeman was a farmer and general tradesman. In 1848 he moved to McGregor, Iowa, and opened up a new farm. David started out to work for himself when he was nineteen years of age, and lived on a farm for fourteen years, then he went to Allamakee county, Iowa, and went to milling on the Yellow River. In 1878 he sold a half interest in the mill, and came to Crawford county, and again located on a farm, which he retained but three months, when he traded it for an office and lumber yard in Danbury, where he now is. In 1882 he sold the yard and turned his entire attention to buying and shipping grain.
In 1842 he married Minnie, daughter of Henry Wheeler, who was a German, and of a very long-lived family. This couple had four children: Louisa, Fred, Annie and August. All these children are married and in business for themselves. Louisa married E. Mensing, and is the mother of six children; Fred and August each have one child. Mr. Tangeman's first wife died in 1856, and in 1858 he married a second time, his wife being Mary Radeneker, who bore him five children: Edward, Elsford, Mahony, Minnie and Attle. The eldest is married and lives on a farm. Elsford deals in live stock. In 1889 Mr. Tangeman went to Texas and purchased an entire section of land. In religious belief he is a Lutheran; in politics a democrat.
-source: History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa; Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1890-91; pg. 883
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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