Albert Prenger, a native of Hanover, Germany, was born April 24, 1836, and is one of the leading farmers of Osage Township. He immigrated to America in 1842, in company with his parents, John H. and Ann Rosina (Walkin) Penger, and landed in New Orleans, The father settled in Cole County, Mo., in 1842, entered land in Liberty Township, and there died in 1868. He was a man of considerable means, all of which he made after coming to America. The mother was also a native of Germany, and died in 1872, mourned by all who knew her. Mr. and Mrs. Prenger were both members of the Catholic Church. They reared a family of seven children: Margaret (deceased) wife of J. H. Bremner; John H., Mary, widow of J. H. Haigener; Albert, Helen, widow of J. B. Sneeders; Herman Henry and Antoine. Albert Prenger was married in 1860 to Miss Helena Stephens, who is of German descent, and the fruits of this union have been thirteen children, ten living: J. H., who was born November 27, 1860, and was married to Anna Kolp in October, 1887. They had one child, who is deceased. Herman was born July 2, 1862, was married to Miss Kate Agermean in 1887, and is the father of one child, born in 1888. John was born May 29, 1864; Katherine, born July 5, 1866; Barnard, born November 13, 1868; Stephen, born January 27, 1871; Antoine (deceased), born in 1873; Antoine, born April 18, 1875; Anna, born in February, 1877; Peter (deceased), born in 1879; Frank, born January 7, 1880; Albert (deceased), born in 1882, and August B., born March 15, 1885. Mr. Prenger purchased the place on which he is now residing in 1868, and here he has remained ever since. He has a fine farm of 160 acres, with about 125 under a fine state of cultivation. He makes a specialty of raising fine horses, and is one of the thorough-going farmers of the county. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889).
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