C. L. Inge is a native of the "Hoosier State," born May 31, 1852, being one of ten children born to James L. and Juliette (Smith) Inge, who moved from their native State of Kentucky to Indiana during its early history. C. L. Inge attended school during the winter seasons, and worked on his father's farm during the summer months, and when his parents sold their property in Indiana and came to Morgan County, Mo., he came with them. After residing near Akinsville for about five years they moved to their present farm two and a half miles west of the town. The father served for about thirteen months in the Union army during the late war, and his eldest son was out three years, and saw some hard service. C. L. Inge and his youngest brother, C. M., own 120 acres of land, and have about 100 acres under cultivation, on which is a good house, barn and orchard. They keep good stock, and are enterprising and successful farmers. On their land is a zinc mine, which has been worked for about four months, and the indications are very favorable for ore in paying quantities. Mr. Inge, our subject, is a member of the Agricultural Wheel; in his political views is a member of the Democratic party, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.