We are looking for the family of Charles William Driedrick Prange, born July 01, 1815 near Mindon, on the Weser River in Wesfallen, Prussia. After serving his required army service he came to America around 1836, when he was 21 years old. He married Maria Archiball in 1842 in Springfield, Illinois. They had five sons, which were born in Kentucky. They were Charles Franklin Prange born 1846, James R. Prange born Feb. 1848,William Pressley Prange born 1853, Harrison Jesse Prange born 1856 ,Silas Pell Prange born 1861, and Rosa Crantz Prange (male) born 1864.
Silas Pell Prange is my husband's Great Grandfather.
Charles (C. W. D.) Prange served in two Kentucky regiments in the Civil War for the Union Army and was known as "quite a fighter". He had the rank of Captain.
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Nancy and Jim Mundell
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