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W. P. Langan
Born 1835
W. P. LANGAN, blacksmith, Oxford Mills; born in Ireland in 1835, and came to America in 1845, landing in Canada, and settled in Jennings Co., Ind., in 1845, and remained there until 21 and learned his trade, when he went to Missouri in May, 1856, and remained until February, 1857; then, in the latter part of February, 1857, went to Davenport, Iowa, and stayed there until September; then went to Clinton Co., Iowa; then to Cedar Co. in November, 1857, and remained there until October, 1859, when he came to Oxford Mills. In 1861, he enlisted in the 14th I.V.I.; was transferred to the 41st I.V.I., and then to the 7th I.V.C,; and was mustered out February 11, 1864; was on the frontier most of the time with the Indians. He owns eighty acres in Missouri and property in Oxford Mills. His wife was born in New York in 1838; came to Indiana and then to Iowa in 1857; was married to Bridget Welch in 1859, at Davenport, Iowa; they have seven children living—Mary L., Effie G., Lillie A., Thomas E., Herbert W., Ettie and Katie. In politics, Democrat, and in religion, Catholic.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 594.


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