Crawford County, Iowa, IAGenWeb


William G. Mullenger

During the thirty-four years of his residence in Crawford county agricultural pursuits have claimed the attention of William G Mullenger, who is residing on a well cultivated farm on one hundred and twenty acres in Nishnabotny township.

He is the eldest son of W R and Mary (Tyler) Mullenger, his birth having occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the 1st of October, 1857. The parents were both natives of England, where they resided until 1857, when they emigrated to the United States and located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, They removed to Iowa in 1862, settling in Audubon county, where the father homesteaded land and followed his trade.

He continued to reside here until 1874, in which year he took a trip through Nebraska, Minnesota and Missouri. Eight children were born unto Mr and Mrs Mullenger, those beside our subject being: Robert, who is living hear Hamlin, Iowa; Mary, who is a resident of Oregon; Charles, Fred, James, Ernest and Emma. The mother passed away in 1871 but the father is still surviving makes his home with his daughter in Oregon.

William G Mullenger attended the common schools of Audubon county, and following the completion of his education he learned the printer's trade but was unable to follow it on account of his health. When a youth of nineteen he came to Crawford county, arriving here on the 1st of April, 1877, and working as a farm hand for Lem Goodrich and other agriculturists for several years.

Subsequently he began farming on his own account, first settling on wild land in Denison township, where he remained for three years, and then bought a farm in the same township of H C Laub. He remained upon the latter place for eleven years, at the expiration of which period he sold it and purchased his homestead in Nishnabotny township, which consists of one hundred and twenty acres on section 7.

Mr Mullenger was married in 1889 to Miss Mary Johnson, and they became the parents of three children: Ruby, William and Mildred, all of whom are at home. Although he always gives his political support to the republican party, Mr Mullenger does not actively participate in local governmental affairs, as he has never aspired to official honors. He is one of the worthy citizens of Crawford county and is well regarded in the township where he resides.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.