Biography of C. H. L. Lange
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

C. H. L. Lange, grain dealer, and one of the prominent firm of Kellogg and Lange, was born in Germany, February 17th. 1832. Came to the United States in 1852 and located at Galena, Illnois, where he was employed as book-keeper in a wholesale grocery house until 1858. Removed to Bellevue, Iowa, and established a general merchandise trade, continuing until June, 1861; then organized company I, Fifth Iowa Infantry, and served as its captain ten months. Upon receiving news that his wife was dying and being refused a leave of absence he resigned his commission. He moved to Hastings with his family in 1862, and has since been a prominent wheat dealer. The new elevatot erected by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company has been rented by himself and partner and is intended for a transfer elevator, to be used principally in connection with the Hastings and Dakota division. Kellogg and Lange have also other elevators on this division. Frederica Rehse of Germany, became the wife of Mr. Lange in 1853. William T., Charles T., Jacob II., Adele and Anna are their children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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