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Biography of George G. Kungle

George G. Kungle was one of the sterling citizens of Shawnee County whose lives deserve special record in these pages. The family is still living at Tecumseh, and since his death his wife and oldest son, George, Jr., have competently managed a farm there. Born at Come, Illinois, in 1864, George G. Kungle was a son of Joseph Byron Kungle, who was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania, of Pennsylvania Dutch stock. Joseph B. Kungle was a carpenter and contractor, was a very successful man, and later in life followed farming. Highly respected by all who knew him, he enjoyed this position because of his high moral character, his sobriety and industry. He and his wife Susanna were married in Illinois about 1855, and became the parents of eight children, two sons and six daughters, namely: Walter, Mitter, Emma, Anna, Bertha, George, Jennie and Katie Edith, the last dying in infancy. George G. Kungle accompanied his parents from Como, Illinois, to Tecumseh Township in Shawnee County, Kansas, locating just east of Oakland on Sardeau Avenue. After the death of his father he took charge of the homestead, but prior to that had gone to Chicago and entered the operating train service with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He was a competent and faithful employe of that road for ten years. George G. Kungle died in 1912. For a number of years he had devoted his time to general farming, but made a special success in the raising of watermelons and sweet potatoes. The old farm when he took charge had been allowed to run down on account of management by strangers,...

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