Frederick Menges, of German nationality was born in 1844 and emigrated to this country, settling in Floyd Co., Ind., in 1865. His parents, Andrew and Kate (Russe) Menges, have both long ago passed away. December, 1865, he was married in this county to Susan Lembathus who is of same nativity as her husband, born in 1844. Her father, George Lembathus is deceased, but her mother is still spared. They have had three children, Katie, Anna and George. He married, secondly, March, 1877, in this county, Sarah McKown, daughter of Thornton McKown. Of this union were born four children – Emma, Matilda, Theodore and Frances. Comrade Menges was engaged in farming when the late war broke out and was at that time 18 years old; having learned to love the country of his adoption, he enrolled, in the summer of 1862 at Louisville, Ky., as a private in Co. C., 34th Ky. V.I. While in service, he contracted rheumatism and lung trouble; he was treated in field hospital for same a short time. He took part in all the engagements incident to his command and was honorably discharged in the summer of 1865 at Knoxville, Tenn. His wife’s brother, Lafayette McKown served in the Union army during the late war. Our subject may be addressed at Greenville, Ind., near which place he is at present engaged in farming.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
N.Y., Toledo, Chicago
Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike