GANGE, John 1840-1927
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Date: 4/15/2015 at 15:26:14
John Gange, Reinbeck, Dead
Civil War Veteran and One of Last Remaining Few in that Town
John Gange, 87, passed away at his home in Reinbeck last Saturday following a stroke of paralysis. It was his second or third affliction of this kind in recent months.
Mr. Gange had been in his usual vigorous health up to the day of his death.
He was a native of England, having been born at Worcester, May 30th, 1840, and came to this country when nine years of age, his parents settling at Milwaukee where he attended the public schools.
He enlisted for service with the union army in 1862 and served until the end of the conflict. After his discharge he went to Clinton county, Iowa, where he engaged in farming, later going to Benton county, near Dysart.
He was married in 1865 while in Benton county to Miss Susan Thynne, who died in March, 1897. Of their nine children, seven survive the father: Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Olive Watson, Frank Gange, Reinbeck; Will Gange, Beresford, S.D.; John E. Gange, Earlimont, Calif.; Mrs. Sarah McKinley, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Hattie Keel, Marshalltown.
Mr. Gange retired from the farm in October, 1897, and came to Reinbeck. He was married to Mrs. Mary Saylor, who, with their son, Ray, survives. The son now resides in Waukegon, Ill.
Mr. Gange was justice of the peace at Reinbeck for a number of years. He was affiliated with the Grand Army of the Republic, Masonic and Eastern Star lodges.
Funeral services were held from the Congregational church in Reinbeck Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Emigholz, assisted by Rev. Schmidt, of the M.E. church of that place.
E. K. Greene, of Clear Lake, had charge of the Masonic services at the grave.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 October 1927, pg 1
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