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Lutheran Orphans’ Home and Asylum, Germantown PA 1892-1914

Philadelphia has been justly noted for its many charitable and benevolent institutions. Among these the “Orphans’ Home and Asylum for the Aged and Infirm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown” holds a conspicuous place. When so many children were made orphans during the late war, this institution was among the first to open its doors for these soldiers’ orphans, and 98 were admitted up to the time when the State provided homes for them. Including with these reports are names and ages of the orphans who were present during the year.

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Cameron Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Aikman, C. M. Wf. Alma. P. O. Gray, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 6. (26.) Breeder of Short Horn Cattle. Owner, W. F. Aikman. Aikman, W. F. Wf. Nettie; ch. Glen, Fern, Lloyd and Gladys. P. O. Gray, R. 1. R. 260 ac., sec. 7; R. 240 ac., sec. 8; O. 160 ac., sec. 6. (40.) Breeder of Short Horn Cattle. Owner, J. F. Liken. Albertsen, M. and A. Hansen. P. O. Gray, R. 1.R. 400 ac., sec. 21. (8 and 15.) Owner, Mrs. H. N. Christensen. Anderson, Dale. Wf. Emma. P. O. Ross, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 35. (25.) Owners, H. A. Tessman and M. F. Ehlert. Anderson, P. F. Wf. Julia; ch. Frank, Dale, Hazel, Howard, Glen and Helen. P. O. Ross, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 28. (43.) Avey, Fred. Wf. Lottie; ch. Carl, Mary, Eileen and Floyd. P. O. Ross, R. 1. O. 200 ac., sec. 36. (30.) Baldwin, Edward E. Wf. Ethel; ch.Ailene and Gladys. P. O. Ross, R. 1. O. 93.65 ac., sec. 33;O. 40 ac., sec. 28. (33.) Bamsey, Frank. Wf. Theodocia; ch. Gladys, Lola, Victor and Virgil. P. O. Ross, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 25; O. 80 ac., sec. 26; R. 80 ac., sec. 25. (28.) Owner, A. Fancher. Bengford, Clarence. Wf. Margaret; ch. Isabelle and Bernice. P. O. Templeton, R. 1. R. 65.92 ac., sec. 4; R. 280 ac., sec. 3. (3.) Owners, J. and W. Friedman, E. Hinkson and B. J. Arnold. Boers, C....

Genealogy of George Spracklin

George Spracklin, son of Peter Spracklin and Elizabeth Andrews, continued living in Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio. There he met Arloa Turner Minor and was married 9 April 1840, Knox Co., Ohio. In December of 1864 George bought land here in Shelby Co., Illinois in Drypoint Township. He paid $3680 for 200 acres south of Lakewood, Ill; in 1865, he and his family lived in Edwards County, Ill. before moving to Shelby County. By 1868 George owned 300 acres in Shelby County. Arloa, George’s wife, died in July, 1892 and is buried in Red Bank Cemetery, land formerly owned by George Spracklin. By the time George died in 1902, he had parceled out much of the land to his and Arloa’s children. He left an estate of 70 acres of land in Edwards County, Ill.; 70 acres of land in Shelby County, Ill., valued at $3750.00; one house and 6 lots in Lakewood Ill. and $3000 worth of personal property. His cash on hand at death was $617.50 with $1572.18 owed him in loans. On that record Peter J. Spracklin, a resident of Hardin Co., Ohio, 30 Dec. 1902, stated that he had cared for George Spracklin from January 1 to July 1, 1893. Some of his personal or household items were sold on Sept. 25, 1902. These items were: 1 table, 1 bed stead, 1 safe, 1 bureau, 1 stand, 1 rocking chair, 4 chairs, 1 hay knife, 1 looking glass, 1 lamp, 1 blacking brush, 1 watch, 1 brass pad lock, 2 other pad locks, 1 pr. large steel yards, 1 pr. small steel yards, 1 shot gun,...

Biography of Edwin H. Wagner

Edwin H. Wagner, of the firm of Edwin H. Wagner & Company, certified public accountants of St. Louis, was born in Laramie City, Wyoming, October 6, 1873, a son of Henry and Susan (Cantwell) Wagner. The father’s birth occurred in Ohio and during the Civil war he served with the Halleck Guards and participated in the siege of Jackson and other important engagements that led up to the final victory that crowned the Union arms. The mother was a grandniece of General Joseph Warren, who commanded -the troops at Bunker Hill, where he gave his life for the cause of independence. Her father was Thomas Cantwell, who fought in the Mexican war and was killed at Resaca de la Palma. In his boyhood days Edwin H. Wagner attended the public schools of his native city and then entered the State University at Laramie, while later he attended the Jesuit College at Denver, Colorado. He was thus well qualified by a liberal education for life’s practical duties and responsibilities. He next became connected with the auditing department of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company but later took up the study of law, spending the years 1897 and 1898 as a law student in the Washington University of St. Louis. Later he was connected with the Columbia Lead Company, with which he continued until the business was sold to the American Metal Company in 1901. He then became secretary and treasurer of the Madison Lead & Land Company, in which he owned an interest; and he ably directed the business of that organization, contributing largely to its success. He continued...

Biography of John C. Wagner

John C. Wagner is proprietor of the Wagner Hotel of Racine, in connection with which he conducts what is known as the best restaurant of the city. He was born March 27, 1858, in Racine, a son of Jacob and Mary (Gracely) Wagner, the former a native of Prussia and the latter of Württemberg, Germany. In the early ’40s they arrived in Racine and were married in this city. The father was a tanner by trade and long followed that line of business. After acquiring a public school education John C. Wagner learned the wire-weaver’s trade, to which he devoted ten years, but since 1883 has been continuously engaged in the hotel business and is one of the best known hotel proprietors in southern Wisconsin, his activity in this field covering a third of a century. It was in 1883 that he opened a hotel at No. 416 Main Street, where he carried on business until 1897. He then conducted the Palm Garden for two years and in 1900 he opened the Wagner hotel on Sixth and Wisconsin streets, starting in a small way. He now has a fine hostelry of twenty rooms in connection with which he conducts a splendid restaurant that is most liberally patronized, it being known as the best eating place in Racine. The hotel is a stag establishment. On the 9th of August, 1886, Mr. Wagner was married to Miss Ida Derrick, of Racine, whose father came to this city about 1865 and died during the early girlhood of his daughter Mrs. Wagner, who passed away in January, 1916. The children born to Mr....

Biography of Natt T. Wagner

Natt T. Wagner manager of the bond department of the First National Bank of St. Louis was born in Asheville, North Carolina, June 12, 1883. His father, J. A. Wagner, is a native of Tennessee, while the latter’s father was a native of Virginia. J. A. Wagner became an architect, devoting his active life to the profession, but is now living retired in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been very prominent in community affairs and during the Civil war served as a captain in the Federal army. He married Emma Brown, who was born in Greene county, Tennessee, and has passed away. Natt T. Wagner is one of a family of nine children, all of whom have attained adult age and are living. He was a pupil in the public schools of Asheville, North Carolina, and in the Davidson College at Davidson, North Carolina, from which he was graduated in 1904 with the Bachelor of Science degree. He then entered the government service, being connected with the allotment of Indian lands in the Indian territory for two years. He then turned his attention to the contracting and bond business in Oklahoma and was thus engaged to the time when he assisted in the organization of a bank at Wichita Falls, Kansas, known as the National Bank of Commerce, of which he became the assistant cashier. He afterward engaged in the bond business in Texas and later was associated with Sweet, Causey, Foster & Company of Denver, Colorado, his time being thus passed until after America’s entrance into the World war. In 1918 he joined the army, becoming a first...

Biography of Peter John Wagner

Peter John Wagner has been for many years identified with the farming enterprise of Ogden Township, and still lives in a home and on a farm that are evidence of his hard work and intelligent care. This attractive rural home is in section 18 of Ogden Township, conveniently situated by the interurban road. Mr. Wagner was born at Brownhelm in Lorain County, Ohio, a son of Berkhardt and Catherine (Hahn) Wagner. His parents were both natives of Germany. Berkhardt came to this country when twenty-seven years of age. His wife was a year and a half old when her parents crossed the ocean and found a home in America. Peter J. Wagner was one of three sons, the oldest being Charles H. and the youngest Henry Charles. The Wagner family lived in a splendid German community of Lorain County, and had many close and intimate friends there. The Wagners honored some of these good friends in naming their children, but Peter John was named for the two great apostles. The Wagners were active members of the German Reformed Church. Peter John Wagner received his education in a district school, and at the age of twenty-two he married Anna Caroline Loeffler. She was born in Illinois, a daughter of George B. Loeffler. After his marriage Mrs. Wagner’s father sent for the young couple, inviting them to come to Illinois and settle in Ogden Township. Many attractive opportunities were described, but at first the young people became very homesick and it was some time before they accommodated themselves to the comparatively new country among strangers. They began as housekeepers for Uncle...

Biography of John A. Wagner

JOHN A. WAGNER. Deceased- In the person of the esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article we have one of the first of Union county’s settlers and a man who bore the brunt of assisting to open upthis section for the settlement of man and in developing the same, while he was ever enterprising and progressive, both in his private business operations as well as in the interests of the welfare of the county at large, and it is eminently fitting that a memorial be accorded to him in these abiding chronicles of our county, where he labored so faithfully and for so many years, ever manifesting that integrity, sagacity and uprightness which were characteristic of his whole life. John A. Wagner was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, on May 8, 1837, being the son of James Wagner, a master collier in the coal mines of that vicinity. When he had reached the age of nineteen he started from home and took up the battles of life for himself, going first to Iowa, where he was occupied on the farm for a time. Next he started to Pike’s Peak in 1859, but as the train disbanded he fell in with another train and came to southern Oregon by ox teams, being in the employ of a man who was importing fine stock to this country,and in his services he remained until 1862, when he took up packing to the various mines. He was in parntership with Volney and William Rector, and they kept a depot of stores at Auburn which they drew upon to pack...

Biographical Sketch of Jacob Wagner

Wagner, Jacob; born, Switzerland, 1840; son of John R. and Mary Weltz Wagner; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Aug. 4, 1870, Elizabeth Fontins; issue, two sons, Frank A. and Charles J.; served three years in Rebellion; enlisted Co. B, 128th O. V. I., January, 1862; discharged, March, 1865; guarded rebel officers at Johnson’s Island and transported them for exchange to Vicksburg, Miss.; two different times under a flag of truce inside the rebel lines 300 miles; also to Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus, O.; pres. The Wagner Manufacturing Co., the firm was started in 1866, and the present company incorporated in 1890; the company manufactures tents, awnings and flags; a specialty of the house is the Wagner chain and tube roller owning; do a big business in furnishing outfits for encampments; during the Spanish War they had more tents in stock than any concern in the country and supplied the state with full equipment for the Ohio State Militia; furnish camping outfits, canopies and floor covering for weddings and large social functions; handle the best goods and own and control all of their own patents; member Swiss Beneficial Society, Grand Army of the Republic, Army and Navy Post; came to Cleveland in 1853, having lived in Buffalo for three years. Recreations: Fishing and Motor...
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