ANDERSON S. APGER, farmer and stock raiser, post office McComb, was born in the Empire State. January 5, 1839;
son of John R. and Elizabeth (Atchley) Apger, who were of German descent. John B. Apger, in early life was a blacksmith,
but in later years a farmer; in 1848, he came to Wood County, Ohio, and entered land; he was twice married and
reared a family of ten childien. Our subject. the eldest by his first wife, was reared on the farm, acquiring a
common school education in the log schoolhouse. During the late war of the Rebellion he enlisted, in 1862, in Company
G., One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving under Capt. Howell. He was a non commissioned officer.
was wounded at the battle of Stone River, participated in several engagements and was a prisoner of war for five
months. He came to Hancock County in 1865, settled on a farm, and same year was marriedto Hannah C., sister of
Ira B. Conine, of McComb, To this union were born the following named children: Carrie G., Loretta, Wilber and
John H. Mr. and Mrs. Apger are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has served as trustee.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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