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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
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