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George Pfranger
Sperry Twp.

George Pfranger was born in Germany March 26, 1845, and in 1861 he emigrated to America. He landed in New York, where he enlisted in the One Hundred and Sixty-second New York Volunteer Infantry, and served two years, most of the time under General Banks in Louisiana, and was with him at the defeat at Red River. He was wounded at Pleasant Hill, received two shots in the arm, and was taken prisoner by Taylor and sent to the rebel prison at Pleasant Hill. Ten weeks later he was paroled and went to New Orleans, thence to St. Louis, where he was discharged Jan. 4, 1864. He then went to New York, and from there to Minnesota, thence to Iowa, where he spent one year in the Seminary. He was married to Miss L. Jennings Nov. 23, 1869. They had two children - Martha, born Oct. 12, 1870, and Theodore, Feb. 2, 1873. Mrs. Pfranger met with an accident which resulted in her death. While burning brush, not far from the house, her clothing caught fire, and before assistance could reach her she was burned to death. Mr. Pfranger was again married on March 2, 1875, to Christina Eppler, who was born in Germany in October, 1845. They have one child - Caroline, born Sept. 14, 1880. Mr. Pfranger has held the offices of School Director and Road Supervisor of his township. In politics he is a Republican. He belongs to the Lutheran church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1105
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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