Information from obituary newspaper clipping found in Dessa Mae
(Sunday)Wolf's estate sale 25 Nov 2000 -
"Peter Menges was born in Wayne county, Ohio, February 8, 1842, and was
twenty-three years of age when he came to Steuen county, locating near Golden
Lake southwest of Angola. October 24, 1867, he was joined in marriage with
Magdalena Wolf, and to the union were born two children, Melvin Menges, now
Marysville, PA., and Mrs. Kate Coleman, who lives on the old homestead near
Flint, Steuben county, Ind. Twelve years ago Mr. Menges and his good wife
moved from the farm to Angola where he departed this life on September 2,
the age of 76 years, 6 months and 25 days.
Mr. Menges was a splendid citizen, quiet and unassumingm but firm in his
convictions and zealous to play fair with everyone. He was a faithful member
of the Angola Christian church and held the office of deacon for many years.
Funeral services were held at the church on September 5, conducted by his
pastor, Elder Geo. B. Townsend. Burial at Mt. Zion cemetery."
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson