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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Michael Sanger was born Dec. 28, 1872, and came to Renville county with the family as a small boy. He received his early education in Bird Island and then took up farming on the home place, he and his brother, Stephen, buying the homestead and the 160-acre tract, the old Captain King place. Mr. Sanger is the present treasurer of Bird Island township and has been on the school board for six years. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and also member of the Catholic church. Mr. Sanger was united in marriage to Margaret Thomas, who was born in Holland, daughter of Simon Thomas, who brought his family from Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Bird Island township, Renville county. The following children were born to these parents: Clarence, Sylvester, Viola, Gregory, Sophiana, Geraldine and Dorothy.
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