Contact: Debra Sanger
----Sources: Family Records
The Sanger Family History
Gottlieb Sanger and his brother, Christian, were both trained as soldiers in the usual manner in Germany. Gottlieb Sanger married Elizabeth Pradel in Breslau, a town in the province of Silesia in southeast Germany. In 1872 they brought their four children, Rose, Charles, Annie and Susan, to America to seek their fortune. They settled first in the township of Rantaul in Calumet County, Wisconsin. Later they bought a farm near Chili, Wisconsin where five more children were born to them. These children were Bertha, Fred, August, William, and Emma.
Elizabeth Sanger was known throughout the country-side for her kindness to those in trouble, and for her ardent work in the little Lutheran Church which she and her husband helped to found.
Their son William inherited his father's farm and lived there until his death in 1934. The daughters of the family all married and settled in Clark County near their childhood home. Charles homesteaded a tract of land in South Dakota where he made his home. The farm of Gottlieb and Elizabeth Sanger is still in the family, being owned by their grandson, Wilbur Sanger.
The Sanger descendants are composed largely of independent, sturdy, upright farmers, teachers, ministers, and business people. They have a good inheritance of potential intellect and talents which makes they compare favorably with any American family.
Several years ago the custom of having a family reunion on the third Sunday of June at Wildwood Park was initiated. For many it is the only opportunity there is for visiting with some of the relatives and making family ties closer as they should be. The Sanger family has been blessed as far as numbers are concerned and in many other ways. For that we are thankful and it is to be hoped that we many continue to have our annual "get-together" for many years to come.
Author unknown. States date written 1955.
Re: Bio: Sanger, Gottlieb (1955)
Contact: Rachel Eide Baumann
I believe this article was written by my sister, Bernice Eide Laabs. She had been researching family history.
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