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C.H. Tangeman
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C. H. Tangeman, one of the prominent men of Clayton County, was born in Hanover, Germany, Oct. 11, 1817, and was a son of Gerhardt and Marguerite Tangeman of German birth. He was educated in the schools of his native land and there learned the carpenter's trade. He came to the United States in 1840, and worked at his trade in Ohio three years, then engaged in the milling business there for eleven years. After the expiration of that time he came to Clayton and bought 440 acres on section 21, Read Township, which he now has under good cultivation and containing many excellent improvements. On May 22, 1846, he was united in marriage to Wilhelmina, daughter of Benjamin and Dorathea Koop, natives of Germany. They came to the United States in 1835 and located in Auglaise County, O., where they both died. Mr. and Mrs. Tangeman have had ten children of whom Henry, born Jan. 24, 1848; Wm. August, July 2, 1850; Amelia Anna, Oct. 10, 1856; August F., Nov. 29, 1858; Henry J., Dec. 6, 1860; Edward H., Feb. 17, 1863; Benjamin G., May 27, 1865, and Mahala Ann, Sept. 9, 1869, are living; Justina, born Apr. 5, 1852, died Oct. 22, 1853, and Georgiana Josephina Charlotte, born July 1, 1854, and died June 8, 1861. Mr. Tangeman and family are members of the Lutheran church. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1078


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