JAMES H. SANGER Jr.
JAMES H. SANGER Jr., was born in Cedar
Creek Township, Lake County, Ind., April 14, 1844, and is the sixth
of eight children of James H.and Martha B. (Cleveland) Sanger, both
natives of Ontario County, N.Y. James H. Sanger Sr., was married in
New York in 1834, where he owned a farm and was engaged in
agriculture. At an early day he bought a farm in Michigan, sold the
New York property, and came to Cedar Creek Township in the spring of
1837, where he entered eighty acres, on which he constructed a
cabin, with a clapboard roof and puncheon floor. To this domain he
continued to add until he owned 1,000 acres of excellent land; he
was interested largely, also, in sheep and cattle, and was one of
the most extensive dealers in this line in the county. He died in
Lowell, July 30, 1882, in his seventy-fifth year. He was a member of
Lowell lodge, No. 245, I.O.O.F., of Lowell Grange, a member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and one of the old settlers of the
county.In an early day, he was Postmaster, and afterward held
various township offices.
James Sanger Jr., received a school and
academic education, and worked with his father until he was
twenty-one years old. On Dec. 31, 1871 he married Charlotte
Levering, of Knox county, Ohio, daughter of John S. and Elizabeth
(Craft) Levering. Two children followed their union--Leora Maud and
Frederick J. In 1873, Mr.Sanger purchased and moved to a farm of 187
acres, Since 1881, he has resided on the home farm of his father.
Mr. Sanger is a member of Lowell Lodge, no 245, I.O.O.F., and is an
enterprising farmer and citizen.
Submitted by Jack Childers