Bio: Stange, Hugo S. (1880 - 1961)



Surnames: Stange, Teal, Tiel, Donahue, Emmons, Dryer, Elkins, Kutner, Goldstein


----Sources: 1919 History of Fresno, California




Though not a native son, Hugo S. Stange has spent most of his life in Fresno County since reaching the age of maturity, and has been identified with the business life of the community since that time. Born in Berlin, Germany, September 26. 1880. he is a son of Godfrey and Ann (Teal) Stange, both natives of Germany, the father now passed to his reward. In 1883 the family emigrated to America and located in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., and Hugo S. was educated in the public schools of Neillsville, Wis. He later worked in a furniture factory there. In 1900 he came with his mother to Fresno, his father and brother, Paul T., having arrived the year previous. Here he secured work in the logging camp at Millwood, and later worked on the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway between Ukiah and Willits. Mendocino County. Returning to Fresno Mr. Stange learned the plumber's trade, with the firm of Donahue & Emmons. In 1908 he went to Oakland and worked at his trade there with Groff & Leonard, and also with E. O. Dryer of that city. On his return to Fresno, in 1909, Mr. Stange again entered the employ of Donahue & Emmons, remaining with them until 1911, when he was employed by Nudt Johnson and Kutner-Goldstein, for a few months. At this period Mr. Stange formed a partnership with George T. Elli- Thorpe, and engaged in the plumbing business under the firm name of Flli- Thorpe and Stange. with shops at the corner of N and Fresno Streets. They installed plumbing in fine residence buildings, principally. In September, 1914, this partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Stange has since that time been in business for himself. Among other work he installed the plumbing in the Hotel "White, a three-story brick building on I Street; two residences for H. B. Ashton; a number of fine homes in North Fresno: the Peach Growers Packing Plant, Reedley; the Brewer Hotel, Selma; Arwandon Hotel and Yarrington Hotel, Mendota; a fine residence for A. A. Channell on White's Bridge Road. He was foreman in charge of the plumbing on the first addition to the high school building, also in the pumping plant of the Associated Oil Company at Coalinga. The marriage of Mr. Stange united him with Mrs. Alice Elkins. Mrs. Stange has two children by a former marriage, Clara, and Phylis. Fraternally Mr. Stange is a member of Fresno Lodge. No. 343, I. O. 6. F.. and of the Hermann Sons.


California Death Records

Hugo S. Stange
event: Death
event date: 30 Apr 1961
event place: Fresno, California, United States
birth date: 26 Sep 1880
birthplace: Germany
gender: Male
mother: Tiel (Teal)



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