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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
and deep the foundation for the immense business
which they have since built up. Mr. Sanger was
married August 26, 1869, to Miss Cornelia Mandelbaum,
of New Haven, Connecticut. They have
three children, one son and two daughters, all of
whom are now living. Mr. Sanger has lost five
chiJdren. He is a member of the I. O. B. B.
He is modest and unpretentious in manner and
an indefatigable worker. At the same time he
is genial in manner, a most polished and elegant
gentleman, and knows how to entertain royally
at his palatial home. He has assisted with his
personal influence in securing for Dallas many
Of the leading enterprises that now add to the
prosperity of the place and has given largely in
the way of donations to railroads. He has been an
active promoter of every worthy public and private
movement for which his aid has been solicited.
His charities have been many and unostentatious.
He is recognized far and wide as a man of commanding
talents in the field which he has selected
for his life work. He has done as much, perhaps,
of a practical nature, as any other man in the
State to build up the material prosperity of Texas
and deserves a place in this work beside those men
who have proved themselves to be potent factors
in our civilization.
Samuel Sanger, a leading merchant of Waco and
one of the best known and most thoroughly representative
business men and financiers in Texas, was
born in Bavaria, South Germany, September 11th,
1843, and educated in Wurzburg, Bavaria, and
Berlin, Prussia, where he studied for and was admitted
to the Jewish ministry. He came to the
United States in 1866 and from 1867 to March,
1873, was the rabbi in charge of the synagogue at
Philadelphia, Pa. In 1873, he came to Waco,
Texas, and there engaged in business as a member
of the famous mercantile house of Sanger Bros. of
Dallas, who, in that year, established a branch
house at Waco. Since that time he has had entire
charge of the Waco store and has built up an immense
trade for it.
He was united in marriage at Cincinnati, Ohio,
in 1867, to Miss Hannah Heller, daughter of K. L.
Heller, of that city. They have four sons and one
daughter, viz., Charles L., a cotton broker at
Waco; Ike S., connected with the New York office
of Sanger Bros.; A. S., employed in the wholesale
notion department of the firm's establishment at
Waco; Alex, now attending school in New York;
and Miss Carrie Sanger, who is living at home with
her parents. Sanger Bros. is the largest dry goods
house south of St. Louis and operates on a capital
of millions of dollars. Mr. Sam. Sanger is a member
of the Knights of Honor, is a member of K. S.
B. and is also a member and Past-President of I.
O. B. B. A business man of pre-eminent energy,
enterprise and ability, he is a ripe scholar and
polished gentleman as well, and is universally
esteemed in commercial and social circles. He
is a man thoroughly representative of the best
thought and purpose of the sphere of action in
which he has for so many years been a notable and
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