JOHANN FRIEDRICK GOTTLOB/GOTTLIEB, b. 1803 Prussia, d. Aug 6, 1879 Bloomington, McLean, IL; m. FRIEDERICKE LICHTENFILD/LICHTENFELD (b. 1811 Prussia, d. Dec 4, 1886 Bloomington, McLean, IL). They IMM 1849 to U.S. from Prussia.
Family Story from my Great-Grandmother "He was a Graf (equivalent to an Earl or Count in Europe). He had sided with the revolutionists and when the revolution failed, it was best for him to leave the country. He was quite wealthy and and fortunate in being able to bring his assets to America. He bought a large tract of land in Bloomington, IL, which is still called Lange's Addition. He is a descendant of the Iron Chancellor, Von Bismarck - the Von before lange was dropped in America."
They had the following:
1. Otto Lange, b. abt 1841 Germany; and
2. *AUGUSTUS (GUSTAVE) LANGE b. Jun 20, 1834 Halle, Germany
*AUGUSTUS (GUSTAVE) LANGE, d. Jan 31 1904 Bloomington, McLean, IL, bur Evergreen City Cemetery; m. 1st Nov 22, 1852 Bloomington, McLean, IL - BERTHA GRAFF(she had a brother named Rhinehardt/Rinehold Graff); Augustus m. 2nd May 7, 1868, Bloomington, McLean, IL - MARIA DOROTHEA HEIN.
AUGUSTUS and BERTHA had the following children (all b. in Bloomington, McLean, IL):
1. Caroline Lange, b. Sept 26, 1853, m. Aug 11, 1973 Bloomington, IL - Gustave Clemen
2. Henry Lange, b. 1855/56, d. Sept 27 1877 Bloomington, McLean, IL
3. Edward Lange, b. 1857
AUGUSTUS and MARIA DOROTHEA HEIN had the following children:
4. Adelaide (Aldehein) Marie Lange, b. Sept 13, 1869, d Mar 30, 1936 Washington, DC; m. HENRY (HEINRICH) LEHMAN(N) abt 1894 Bloomington, McLean, IL
5. Ida Dorothy Lange b 3/29 Jan 1871 Bloomington, McLean, IL, d. Nov 9 1944 McLean, IL - She visited relatives in Germany about every three or four years.
6. Meta Ottilie Christine Lange, b Nov 15, 1877, Chicago, Cook Co., IL - God parents were: Henry and Margaret Burmeister; d. Feb 12 1854 Bloomington, McLean, IL
7. Alma Gustave Lange, b. Oct 29, 1881, Chicago, Cook, IL, d. Nov 8, 1927 - worked for the Withers Public Library, Bloomington Circulating Department.
8. Jeanette "Jeannette" Lange, b. Jan 17 1889, d. bef the 1900 Census, Bloomington, IL
Any information would be appreciated and am willing to share information that I do have.