Monday, November 24, 2014

Augustus Ralph Ingleman

Augustus Ralph Ingleman, one of the leading druggists and popular business men of Overbrook, was born in Anderson county, Kansas, Oct. 24, 1879, the son of Augustus P. and Mary (Austin) Ingleman. His father was born in Hanover, Germany, and emigrated from the Fatherland in 1857. Soon after reaching this country he settled in Illinois and engaged in farming. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the Thirty-ninth Illinois infantry and served until mustered out. Subsequently he enlisted in the Nineteenth Kansas cavalry and served under ex-Governor Crawford, against the Indians in western Kansas until 1869. Mr. Ingleman liked Kansas so well that in 1870 he came here and settled in Coffee county. He was shot through the heart at the time of the raid on the Waverly bank in 1892. Mary Austin was born in Pennsylvania, and accompanied her parents to Kansas soon after the Civil war.

A. Ralph Ingleman received his academic training in the public schools at Waverly, Kan., graduated from the high school and immediately went to work in a drug store. During his spare time he studied pharmacy, took the state examination, and received his diploma as a pharmacist.In 1899 he removed to Overbrook and in 1904 opened a fine store of his own which has become one of the leading drug houses in the town and county. Mr. Ingleman is a Republican and a member of the Masonic order.

In 1902, he married Anna, the daughter of John and Anna Sullivan.They were natives of Ireland, who emigrated at an early day and located in Douglas county, Kansas, where Mr. Sullivan bought a farm. Mr.Ingleman is progressive in his ideas and takes an interest in all movements that tend toward the up building of the city of his adoption.

Author.  To read about the bank robbery which was very interesting, go to the site of ( Find a Grave ), use his fathers name. Augustus P. Ingleman.

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