Joseph Serrel Alger enlisted in Civil war from Clinton Co IA.He moved to northern MN in late 1800s and lived in Alexandria, MN until he died in late 1930s.I have some information and pictures of him from his niece.I can't remember if I ever knew who his parents were and forgot or just never new.Edwin Alger, Truman Alger and families lived in the same area.My gg uncle Ernest Clinton Beebe married one of Edwin's daughters, Jessie Alger.I have the obits for Edwin and Joseph.
The Beebes and Algers were previously related already as Ernest's mother Abigail Hancock Beebe was a dau of Jabez Hancock and Eleanor Alger Hancock. (the next calls for opinions not facts) I am trying to decide if the Beebes married up or down when they married into the Alger family. I know that the Beebes married up when one of them married my g grandfather a newly arrived Swede!! Russ Alger Beebe Hancock Hanson