Biography of Christopher Schang
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies

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
Chicago 1880.


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