This relates somewhat:From First Methodist History 1912," We recently had an intereting letter from Mrs. George W Warvelle of Chicago, a daughter of John Bangs, in which she says---"I don't knowwhen he came to Racine but in 1850 he lived there with his thre brothers Alexander, Lawrence, and Nelson, his sister Octavia. In 1851 he was elected trustee of the Scandinavian Evangelical Congregation . Feb 13, 1852 he married to Margaret Handly of Milwaukee by the Rev Abram Hanson, my uncle in Kenosha. They had four children, Lydia, William, Mary D. and John. I was the oldest. We lived a short distance from the church and next door to Mr. J.I. Case......John Bangs and Abraham Hanson, our pastor in 1850 married sisters. (Under a picture of John Bangs) John was born in Copenhagen Denmark in 1812 coming to Racine in 1839 or 1840 first Dane to locate in racine Alderman 1851, to Holland Mich. in 1857 and died Sept. 9, 1861"