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William Adelbert Strong

Mary Polly Wenrich

Mary Polly Wenrich[1]

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  • Name Mary Polly Wenrich 
    Born 26 Jun 1827  Gregg Township,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Mary Polly Weinrick  [3
    Alternate Birth 26 Jun 1829  ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Occupation
    • Keeps house
    Census 3 Jun 1870  Elizabeth Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1870 US 
    • STRONG, Mary, age 40, f, w, Keepinghouse, born Pennsylvania
    Family Search ID match L6T5-6RW 
    Family Search Link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L6T5-6RW 
    Ancestor Interest HIGH 
    Descendant Interest HIGH 
    Died 25 Jul 1916  Colon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 10
    Buried Aft 26 Jul 1916  Lakeside Cemetery,Colon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    STRONG, Mary P., 1829-1916 and William, 1825-1888
    STRONG, Mary P., 1829-1916 and William, 1825-1888
    Notes 
    • The 1850 Census for Armagh Twp.,Mifflin Co.,PA taken 31 July listed her age as 21
      Is listed in 1880 Mich Census but has wrong age of 45 (must have fibbed)
      listed again in 1900 Census living with John and Latitia Conine with the age
      of 70
      See husbands notes for 1900 census data. Her line follows.
              #53 Strong, Mary   boarder  WF  born Jun 1819   Age 70 yrs  Wd 51 Yrs
            married, born PA, father and mother born PA.

         Letter from Karen Strong McKellar to Patty Strong dated 17 Feb 1931 gives Mary's maiden name of Wenrick and says according to family lore when they were married William spoke only English and Mary spoke only German.
              Mary and her daughter-in-law, Anna Marie, wife of Levi attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Mary"s brother John in IN on 25 May 1907. Mary had been to the wedding 60 years earlier. At the time of the anniversary, Mary was from Leonidas, MI and her daughter-in law was from Kalamazoo, MI. See John Wenrick notes for complete account of the occassion.

      From the "Obituary of Mary Strong" The Express, PO Box 816, Colon, MI, 49040-0816 (1998) a weekly newspaper ran the following obiturary. the clipping is undated.
      "Mrs. Mary Strong
      Mary Wernick first saw the light of day in Mellin County, Pennsylvania, June
      26, 1828, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Herman Mullen, in Colon,
      July 25, 1916 at the ripe old age of 88 years and 29 days.

      She was married when 18 years of age to William Strong and was the mother of
      nine children, eight boys and one girl, all of whom are living. She had
      forty three grandchildren, forty five great grandchildren and one great
      great grandchild.

      Her husband preceded her to the other shore about thirty years ago.

      She had a sweet spirit, a happy contented disposition and found her greatest
      joy in the service of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Some months ago
      she fell and broke her shoulder bone from which she never fully recovered,
      she suffered very patiently. In early life she gave her heart to Christ and
      was for many years a member of the Christian Reformed church. The funeral
      service was held in the Baptist church conducted by Rev. Trott, and the
      burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

      (Regarding the above obituary, there is no Mellen County, PA and i would suspect it should be Mifflin County where the Strongs and Wenricks both lived in Armagh Twp.)


              Mary was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Herman Mullen at the time of her death in 1916.

      CARD OF THANKS
      We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the beautiful flowers and
      kindness shown us during our bereavement of our dear mother. We also wish
      to especially thank Rev. Trott for his kind words and Mrs. Trott and Mrs.
      Watson for their music.
      Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Mullen
      Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Strong
      Mr. and Mrs. Elygia Strong"


      From:     roger@acronet.net (Roger Ludlow)
      To:  RussellgS@aol.com


      .........The cemetery is called Lakeside Cemetery.  There is no sign to identify it except on a maintenance building well inside it.  It is located on Farrand Rd. just off Colon Rd.  If you enter the cemetery through the drive farthest from Colon Rd. and go past the
      oldest graves in the front past a red brick building there will be a cedar tree on the right.  The Strong lot is just past (almost under) that tree and before you reach a gray brick building on the left and a white one on the right.  I tried to send you earlier a sketch of the above description without success.  Hopefully, when your family visits there this will help save some time.  It took me quite a while to find it with only the "buried at Colon" as my clue.

      --------------------
      Roger L. Ludlow
      1536 30th Avenue, Apt. 2D
      Kenosha, WI 54144-3208

              Samuel Joseph Strong in his application for marrige to his second wife named Mary Wenrick as the maiden name of his mother.
    • (Research):"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:37DL-KML : accessed 12 August 2018), entry for Mary /Wenrich/; "Meyers-Field Extended Family Tree" file (2:2:2:MMDD-3HL), submitted 23 November 2014 by Susan Field_1 [identity withheld for privacy].
    Person ID I7127  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2018 

    Father Ancestors John Wenrich,   b. 1 Jan 1800, Gregg Township,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1859, ,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Catherine Breon,   b. 31 Jul 1793, Brunswick Township,Berks,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1873, ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1822  Gregg Township,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors William Adelbert Strong,   b. 10 May 1825, ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1888, Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1847  ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Aug 1850  Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    1850 U.S. 
    • William Strong, age 25, m, laborer, $175, born in Pa
      Mary Strong, age 21, F, born in Pa
      James F. Strong, age 1, M, born in Pa
    Children 
    +1. James Frederick Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 26 Jan 1849, Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1922, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +2. John W. Strong,   b. 18 Sep 1852, ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1940, ,Clark,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    +3. Samuel Joseph Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 1 Apr 1854, ,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1941, Springfield,Clark,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    +4. George H. Strong,   b. 1 Feb 1855, ,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1931, Union City,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    +5. Milton J. Strong,   b. 1 Apr 1857, ,Darke,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1940, ,Grand Traverse,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    +6. Levi Strong, Sr. Married: 2x2x ,   b. 28 Dec 1859, Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1940, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +7. Martha Ella Strong,   b. 4 Dec 1861, ,Shelby,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1957, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
    +8. Daniel Webster Strong,   b. 12 Dec 1868, Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1944, Plainwell,Allegan,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    +9. Elijah Strong,   b. 27 Apr 1872, Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1939, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Documents
    STRONG Family Bible
    STRONG Family Bible
    James F. and Clarissa Shunk Strong Family Bible Pages listing grandparents and children. Very torn and in disrepair.


    Click on the names on the sheet to go to the persons page.
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1827 - Gregg Township,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 26 Jun 1829 - ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1847 - ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Frederick Strong - 26 Jan 1849 - Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 U.S. - 31 Aug 1850 - Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John W. Strong - 18 Sep 1852 - ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel Joseph Strong - 1 Apr 1854 - ,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George H. Strong - 1 Feb 1855 - ,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Milton J. Strong - 1 Apr 1857 - ,Darke,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Levi Strong, Sr. - 28 Dec 1859 - Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martha Ella Strong - 4 Dec 1861 - ,Shelby,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Daniel Webster Strong - 12 Dec 1868 - Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 US - 3 Jun 1870 - Elizabeth Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elijah Strong - 27 Apr 1872 - Troy,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jul 1916 - Colon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 26 Jul 1916 - Lakeside Cemetery,Colon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Mary Polly Wenrich
    Mary Polly Wenrich

    Documents
    STRONG Family Bible
    STRONG Family Bible
    James F. and Clarissa Shunk Strong Family Bible Pages listing grandparents and children. Very torn and in disrepair.


    Click on the names on the sheet to go to the persons page.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1147] "lanzcw1.ged," supplied by Unknown Compiler, 30 Nov 2001; copy held by [RESEARCHER & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE USE]\., compiled by Unknown Compiler.

    2. [S1146] "Pedigree Resource File," database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints., (FamilySearch. http://www.familysearch.org : n.d.), (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 Aug 2018), entry for Mary Wenrich (PIN "Meyers-Field Extended Family Tree" file (2:2:2:MMDD-3HL)); submitted by Susan [identity withheld for privacy]. (Reliability: 3), 12 Aug 2018.
      23 November 2014
      "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:37DL-KML : accessed 12 August 2018), entry for Mary /Wenrich/; "Meyers-Field Extended Family Tree" file (2:2:2:MMDD-3HL), submitted 23 November 2014 by Susan Field_1 [identity withheld for privacy].

    3. [S1147] "lanzcw1.ged," supplied by Unknown Compiler, 30 Nov 2001; copy held by [RESEARCHER & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE USE]\., compiled by Unknown Compiler, Entry for Mary Polly Weinrick 1827-1916 (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.

    4. [S1149] "Records of Bobby Eschenbaum," supplied by Eschenbaum, 20 Nov 2000., compiled by Bobby Eschenbaum [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,], entry for Mary Polly Weinrick, 1827-1916 (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.

    5. [S707] 1850 U.S. census, 1850 United States Federal Census, Digital images, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.), M432, roll M432_797-0002, Armagh Township, p. 180b; Image: 29, dwelling 161, family 161, William Strong household, accessed 6 Jun 2008 (Reliability: 3), 10 Jul 2005.
      line 3, Mary Strong, Age 21, F, born in Pennsylvania.
      Showing William Strong family.

    6. [S10] US Census - 1900, June 1, State of Mich., St Joseph Co., Leonidas Township, Supervisor's Dist. No 4, Enumeration District No. 113, Clayton D. Lyon, Enumerator, Page 97B Sh. 6 line 55, Dwelling No. 134 Family No. 139 (Reliability: 3).
      Born: June 1829 Age 70. Residing in the household of John & Latitia Conine.

    7. [S143] US Census - 1860, July 24, State of Ohio, Miami Co., Lostcreek Twp. P.O. Fletcher, William K. Moore, Ass't Marshall, Image 35., Page 110, Line 28, Dwelling #851, Family #805 (Reliability: 3).
      Age 32

    8. [S142] US Census - 1880, June 1, State of Mich., St. Joseph Co., Nottawa Township, Supervisor's District No. 32, Enumeration District No. 199, 32 line 45, Dwelling No. 337 Family No. 337 (Reliability: 3).
      Occupation: Keeping house

    9. [S468] 1870 United States Federal Census; Population Census, Ohio, Miami County, (Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003-.), Roll 680., William Strong household, Elizabeth Township, pg 11_334, Dwelling 80, Family 80, Line 11 (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 2007.
      Strong, William, 55, M, W, farmer, value of personal property: 200, born Pennsylvania
      - Mary, 40, f, w, keepinghouse, born Pennsylvania
      - James F, 21, m, w, farm laboror, born Pennsylvania
      - John W, 19, m, w, farm laboror, born Pennsylvania
      - Samuel, 17, m, w, work on farm, born Pennsylvania
      - George H, 15, m, w, work on farm, born Pennsylvania
      - Milton J, 13, m, w, work on farm, born Ohio
      - Levi, 11, m, w, attending school, born Ohio
      - Martha, 8, f, w, attending school, born Ohio
      - Daniel, 2, m, w, born Ohio

    10. [S247] Internment Records, Colon Twp.,St. Joseph Co., MI (Reliability: 3).
      Mary Strong DOD July 25, 1916, married, 89 years, Colon resident

    11. [S707] 1850 U.S. census, 1850 United States Federal Census, Digital images, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.), M432, roll M432_797-0002, Armagh Township, p. 180b(stamped)/24/360(written); Image: 29, dwelling 161, family 161, William Strong household, accessed 6 Jun 2008 (Reliability: 3), 10 Jul 2005.
      line 2, William Strong, age 25, m, laborer, $175, born in Pa
      line 3, Mary Strong, age 21, F, born in Pa
      line 4, James F. Strong, age 1, M, born in Pa
      Showing William Strong family.