Christopher Schang was born in France Sept. 14, 1816. He came to Stark county, Ohio, in 1847. In 1865 he removed
to South Bend. He was married in Ohio to Margaret Fultz, who was born March 25, 1823. Their children are as follows:
George, born Aug. 9. 1852; Mary A., June 8, 1854; Jacob F., Sept. 14, 1856; Clara J., Oct. 25, 1862; and Ella M.,
Sept. 12, 1865. Mary A. married Richard B. Moffitt, of this county. Mr. Schang, when young, learnt the blacksmith
trade and that has been his business through life. He carried on a shop in South Bend for nine or ten years, when
he removed to his farm in this tp., where he has been working on his farm and at his trade since. In the spring
of 1878 George went to Texas, but soon grew tired of the "land which flows with milk arid honey," and
concluded that St. Joseph county was not so had a place after all; so procuring a pony and saddle he left the "Lone
Star" State, came through Arkansas and Missouri, and made the trip home in about two months. During the gold
fever in California Mr. Schang went thither, by way of the Gulf and crossing Central America, and thence on the
Pacific to the land of gold. lie returned in about 18 months by way of the Isthmus arid New York, to South Bend.
Mr. Schang was educated in France, and belongs to the Catholic Church. P. O., South Bend; residence, sec. 8.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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