Biography of Albin Lange
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Albin Lange is among the substantial pioneer business men of Columbiana County, having engaged in the general merchandise business at Salineville since 1878. He was born in Saxony, Germany, May 28, 1854, the son of Frederick and Gustleva (Lindner) Lange.

Frederick Lange migrated to this country from Germany about 1874 and settled at Salineville, where he died in January, 1911. His wife died in 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Lange were the parents of the folowing children: Lena, married Henry Phalmer, both deceased; Zelma, died at the age of 18 years; Amelia, married Louis Phalmer, both deceased; and Albin, the subject of this sketch.

In early life Albin Lange was employed in the coal mines of Salineville, where his family had settled. However, in 1878 he embarked in business for himself and had established one of the thriving businesses of its kind in Salineville, which he conducted until the time of his death Nov. 13, 1925. The business is now conducted by his sons, under the title of A. Lange.

In April, 1876, Mr. Lange was united in marriage with Miss Tekia Jungwerth, who was born in Germany, Aug. 7, 1857, the daughter of Carl and Caroline (Franke) Jungwerth, natives of Germany. Mr. Jungwerth died in 1914 and his wife died in 1913. They had four children: Amelia, the widow of Gustave Fleisher, lives in Pittsburgh; Albin, lives at Salineville; Mrs. Lange; and Minnie, the widow of William Scully, lives at Rochester, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Lange have been born nine children, as follows: Othmer and William, engaged in business at Salineville; Arthur, clothier, Salineville; Walter, in his father's store; Ella, married Frank Lewton, lives at Tiffen, Ohio; Elizabeth, married John Hudson, lives at Salineville; Edna, married Clem Devine, lives in Miami, Fla.; Mamie, married Paul Kerr, lives at Cornell, N. Y.; and Mabel, at home.

Mr. Lange was a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church. He has always been esteemed throughout the community for his uprightness of character.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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