Ernest Gene Conger
Gene Conger Family of Appanoose County Iowa
The Gene Conger Family locally are the direct descendants of Enos Conger who held original 1852 Patent for the land on which the home of my father, Troy Eugene Conger, sets in Exline, Iowa.
Enos Conger, descendant of John Belconger of England, came to Appanoose County with his brother from Ohio fairly early on, about 1845-46.
A census was taken in 1850 and the most persons of same name in Caldwell township were Congers. At that time there were 29 Conger souls in Caldwell with a few others here and there in that area and some were just across the state line in Missouri. Actually, the land was claimed by both states and Iowa prevailed and they wound up Iowa Citizens in 1849.
Enos was father to Wallace, Wallace was father to Pearl and Pearl was father to Troy of Exline.
I am the Gene in the photograph above and to the right (wearing the hat).
My family consists of myself, Ernest Eugene Conger, my wife Shirley Ann, children Brian Ehlers, Naomi Ann, Daniel Eugene, Samuel Dean and Sarah Amy (shown just below) and a continuing accumulation of grandchildren.
Left-Right; Sam, Gene&Shirley, Naomi, Dan, Sarah, Brian - (not in above picture)
-- Hot links to a page for each person is below --
These webpages were primarily for my family but, because of the informative nature of the content, we have made them public so as to help inform any members of the families involved of family lineages. There are hotlinks below for webpages of us with lots of pictures.
Gene’s newer Granddaughters at Tea
We have moved from Centerville residence and now reside at another single level home in my hometown Exline, Iowa.
Lots of room here, too. Three lots in a thinned-out neighborhood. This has been our family’s home for many years.
It’s one of the old “coal miner” houses which design fills the town. About 850 square feet, fine for us older retired guys. Big lawn, trees and very nice apple tree which has best apples for pie …..
For those who may have an interest, here is the GENEALOGY of Gene's Family ........... click here (with more links below). Also, I have put the page(s) together more or less for my family but I believe it would be a good thing if someone maintained the genealogical lines from Wallace Conger and J.A. Seals. I am prepared to do this if someone so disposes and has lineal information they would like to make public. Merely send me the information and I will add it to the respective family.
Gene's Family Tree courtesy of : Dick Henthorn.
Coat of Arms .......
And here is a place for the fishing enthusiast to read about fishing and even contribute some fishing stories, advice if they like .........
And I have added an Army Webpage for things Military.
I served 6 years in the "regular" army as a volunteer. The Emblems of the units I served in are above: Hotlinks for each of The 3rd Armored Division, The Alaskan Command, The 5th Infantry Division Mechanized, and Civil Service (R.I. Arsenal and Young Radiator Co.). I served in Army Ordnance and generally enjoyed the experience and I was very lucky in that there were no wars during my time in the service.
I have tried to maintain some accuracy as regards the timelines involved but I'm afraid I was not able to do it totally. If the unfolding of events seem to ramble, just keep reading as I'm sure there will be something in the accounts for everybody even if they may be incorrectly sequenced.
The emblems are linked to webpages of army units in which I served. Just click on one to see my Army days.
Ernest Conger 6/14/2013
Page Links: Home | Sam | Gene&Shirley | Naomi | Dan | Sarah | Brian | Gene'sFish'nPage
Genealogy: Seals | Conger | Ehlers | Wallace Congers | Caldwell Township Congers | Exline, IA Abstract
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