Henry Prange is an honored citizen, a veteran of the Civil war, and one of the successful farmers of Sheboygan county. He was born in Hanover, Germany, March 30, 1841, and is the son of John and Mary (Diers) Prange.
His parents emigrated to America in 1846 and settled on a farm located on section 2 of Sheboygan Falls township, where they continued to reside with Frederick Diers, who emigrated to the United States in 1845, until the time of Mr. Prange's death, which occurred in 1849. Mrs. Prange passed out of this life in 1881. In the family were six children, two of whom are still living: William, who resides near Sheboygan Falls; and Henry of this review.
. Henry Prange was educated in the district schools of Wisconsin and after his school years he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in connection with his farming for a number of years. On September 17, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Ninth Wisconsin Regiment of Volunteer Infantry and served for a period of three years, receiving his discharge from the service on the 25th of October, 1864.
Mr. Prange was united in marriage on January 17, 1875, to Miss Barbara Specht, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Specht, both of whom were natives of Germany. To Mr. and Mrs. Prange four children were born, three of whom are now living. Arthur, the eldest, lives on the old homestead and is married and has two children, Viola and Leola. Theodore resides in Sheboygan and is married and has three children, Hubert, Lenora and Lester. Tonie, who completes the family, resides at home.
Mr. Prange has served two years as town clerk, for nine years filled the office of assessor of his township, and also served for three years as a member of the board of supervisors. For eleven years he filled the office of school treasurer and was clerk of his school district for three years. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party, and he is a member of Gustaf Wintermeier Post, No. 187, G. A. R., of Sheboygan. Mr. Prange is one of the industrious and highly respected citizens of Sheboygan county, with whose history he has been continuously associated since the early days of his childhood.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL