Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Jacob B. Wangler, Harper, Kans., is a native of Illinois, and a successful farmer and stockman. He was born near Metropolis, Ill., September 17, 1874, and is a son of Jacob and Sarah (Myers) Wangler. The father was a native of Germany, and immigrated to America at the age of sixteen, locating in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1851. Here he attended school four years, and mastered the English language, and received a very good education. At the age of twenty-one, he removed to Illinois, where he engaged in farming, and in 1884 came to Kansas. He bought land in Harper county which he improved, and followed farming there until his death. He took an active interest in public affairs, and served as justice of the peace, township trustee, and a member of the school board, at different times. He was a Republican. When the Civil war broke out he was one of the first to answer the call for volunteers, and served throughout the war in an Ohio cavalry regiment, four years and two months. He participated in many important battles, and was a brave soldier. His military record is without a single blot. He died February 14, 1895, and his wife still survives. They were the parents of five children and Jacob B., whose name introduces this review, is the only one now living. Those deceased are: Anna, Erma, Thomas, and Clara.

Jacob B. Wangler was eleven years old when his parents came to Kansas. He was educated in the public schools, and Harper College. At the death of his father, he succeeded to the home farm which he now occupies, and is engaged in farming and stock raising on a large scale. He is interested in many other enterprises besides farming. He organized the Central Rural Telephone Company in 1904, which was the first rural telephone in Harper county, and he has been president of this organization for seven years. He was united in marriage November 22, 1899, at Kingman, Kans., to Miss Lena M., daughter of William and Nettie (Isenogle) Bronson, residents of Kingman county, Kansas. The former is a native of Illinois and the latter of Germany. They came to Kansas in 1882, from Illinois, where Mrs. Wangler was born in 1880. To Mr. and Mrs. Wangler have been born one child, Eva Lena, born October 6, 1901. Mr. Wangler is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Harper Lodge, No. 206, and is a Republican.

Page 229 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

VOLUME II

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


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