Biography of O. S. Langan
Allen County, OH Biographies

O. S. LANGAN, banker, Bluffton, a native of Ireland, was born December 19, 1839, son of Thomas Langan. He received his literary education in Ohio, and took a commercial course at Pittsburgh, Penn., graduating in 1861. When the war of the Rebellion broke out he promptly answered the call for men and enlisted in the Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being soon after appointed corporal, then sergeant, was then promoted to orderly sergeant, and subsequently to sergeant major of the regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, taken prisoner and held on the battle field for ten days, when he was exchanged and sent to hospital at Nashville, thence to Camp Dennison, where he remained till the expiration of his term of service. He then returned to Ohio, and in 1866 was married, in Findlay, Hancock County, to Miss Ella Mungen, and to this union were born the following children: William I., Belle, Merle and Glen. Mr. and Mrs. Langan are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is a trustee. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Langan has been very successful in his business enterprises. He served as corporation treasurer and as a member of the school board. He is a F. & A. M.

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