Early and Recent History and Genealogical Records
of Many of the Representative Citizens
GEORGE DAIGLER. Mr. Daigler was born October 14, 1837, in Erie county, New York, and is one of a family of five children, three of whom survive at this writing. The old homestead of the Daigier family is six miles from the city of Buffalo and is operated by Adam Daigler, brother of our subject.
George Daigler, of this sketch, grew to manhood on the home farm and there worked hard when a boy, and he received his early education in the common schools of his vicinity. When the Civil war came on he enlisted in 1861 in the First Wisconsin Light Artillery, he having removed from his native state to Wisconsin prior to the war. He was sent to the far South and saw considerable hard service. He was in General Grant's army and fought during the long siege of Vicksburg, was also under General Banks on the Red river expedition. He served a year under General Morgan, and was in the battle of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, serving in that locality about a year. He was in the service three years and three months and was mustered out and honorably discharged at Madison, Wisconsin, in 1864. He came to Springfield, Missouri, in 1889, and here purchased an interest in the firm of Bunger & Company, who handled house furnishing goods, and he continued this line with his usual success until 1904 when he sold out and retired from the active affairs of life.
Politically, Mr. Daigler is a Republican.
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