Genealogy of the Rigg, Hargleroad, Orchard, Mortensen and Allied Families
Among the worthy citizens of Adams County, Neb., none are more deserving of mention than Mr. Hargleroad, whose residence within the borders of this county has extended over a period of 16 years. During this time he has been a hard working, industrious man, and has served his county in various capacities, and the success which has attended his labors in the conduct of his official affairs is such that naught but words of commendation have been bestowed upon him. He is one of the first members of the board of supervisors of Adams County, and has been school moderator of his district for three years.
He was born in Franklin County, “Keystone state,” July 13, 1854, and is one of a family of six sons and four daughters born to Michael E. and Elizabeth (Brough) Hargleroad, both of whom were born in Franklin County, and left their Pennsylvania home in 1874 to seek a home in the far West. They settled in Cottonwood Township, Adams County, Neb., and here engaged in the occupation of husbandry. The mother is now deceased, having passed from life in full communion with the Dunkard Church.
Michael A. Hargleroad was reared to manhood in this locality, and was married here to Miss Sadie E. Conley, a daughter of James and Martha E. (Banta) Conley, natives of Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Hargleroad have been blessed by the birth of two sons: Charles and Robert.
(p. 253, The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890)