Pages 664-665, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




CHRISTIAN STANGE has been a resident of Woodson county since he was eleven years of age, and he has now passed the fiftieth milestone on life's journey. He came thither with his father, Christian Stange, Sr., an honored pioneer who located in southeastern Kansas in 1858. He made his way to the Sunflower state from Hanover, Germany, where occurred the birth of his son Christian, on the 5th of September, 1847. The latter spent his first decade in his native country and at the age of eleven came with his parents to the New World. He was reared on the home farm on Cherry creek, in Everett township, Woodson county, and worked in the fields and meadows from early youth, gaining practical experience in the labors of the farm so that he was well equipped to carry on farming on his own account when he began business life for himself.

In January, 1876, in Everett township, Mr. Stange was united in marriage to Miss Louise Sieker, a daughter of William Sieker, who resided in Lippe-Detmold, Germany. One of her brothers, August Sieker, is a resident of Woodson County. Mrs. Stange came to Woodson County in 1875, so that she has been a resident of this portion of the state for more than two decades. By her marriage she has become the mother of four children, namely: Mary, Annie, Lizzie and Martha, and the family circle yet remains unbroken.

At the same time of his marriage Mr. Stange took up his abode upon a farm in Everett township, where he resided until 1884, when he purchased the southwest quarter of section thirty-three, township twenty-five, range seventeen. Here he has since carried on farming, meeting with


signal success in his undertakings for his farming methods are progressive—calculated to produce the best results. In their religious faith. Mr. Stange and his family are Lutherans, and in his political views he is a Republican, his ballot being cast for the men and measures of the Grand Old Party.

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