Surname: Songer

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Harvey L. Songer

Harvey L. Songer is a native of Butler County, Kansas, had had a long and varied experience in business affairs, though he is still a young man, and is now filling with complete satisfaction to his constituency the office of clerk of the District Court, with home at El Dorado. Mr. Songer was born in Butler County, October 19, 1881. His paternal ancestors came out of England, the immigrant ancestor in this country having been his great-grandfather, who located in Ohio. Mr. Songer’s grandfather, George Songer, was born in Ohio April 25, 1824. During his infancy in 1826 his parents removed to Indiana, and he lived in that state in Fountain County until 1871, when he came out to Kansas and was a pioneer homesteader in Butler County. He spent his life as a farmer and died in the county at Rosalia in March, 1910. George Songer married Susanna Bonebrake, who died in Fountain County, Indiana. Of their children the only one now living is Louisa, whose home is at El Dorado. Her husband was E. Howe, a successful business man of this community. M. L. Songer, father of Harvey L. was born in Fountain County, Indiana, May 15, 1852. He came to Kansas at the age of twenty, having been reared on a farm in Fountain County, Indiana. As one of the early settlers he homesteaded some land,...

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