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William Adelbert Strong

James Frederick Strong

James Frederick Strong[1]

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  • Name James Frederick Strong  [2
    Born 26 Jan 1849  Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Jul 1850  Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1850 U.S. Census 
    • James F. Strong, age 1, m, born in Pa
    Census 3 Jun 1870  Elizabeth Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1870 US 
    • STRONG, James F, age 21, m, w, Farm laboror, born Pennsylvania
    Owned Property Between 1888 and 1910 
    Buried Jan 1922  Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jan 1922  Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • Shirley,

      "... farm in Gratiot county.  My Dad always said that Samuel (sic Shunk) persuaded James and Rachel to take the insurance money they received from the death of their son and buy a farm adjacent to the Kiters.  It was a very poor farm.  It was in Coe Township near the Isabella County Border. I don't think Samuel ever lived there but his last wife did live there with James and Rachel for a time after his death. They called her "Crazy Sally."  I guess the Strong boys teased her unmercifully. "

      Karen

      James and his brothers were small in stature with dark complexions.  It's been said that James and Rachel were known around town as the "little couple".
    Person ID I7138  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Polly Wenrich,   b. 26 Jun 1827, Gregg Township,Centre,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1916, Colon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jul 1847  ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Clarissa Ann Shunk,   b. 12 Oct 1849, ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1875, Newton Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Marriage License 1 May 1869  ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lic#11328
    Alternate Marriage 1 May 1869  ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    married by W. M. Foster probate judge 
    Married 9 May 1869  Elizabeth Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Type: Death of one spouse 
    Marriage Status Death of one spouse 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Barbara Strong,   b. 12 Sep 1870, ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1922, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    +2. Anna Barbara Strong,   b. 17 Jan 1872, ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1924, Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
    +3. Alva Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 17 Jan 1875, Newton Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1931, Maynard,Middlesex,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 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 24 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F2701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Rachel Melinda Shunk,   b. 13 Feb 1854, ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1935, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1875  ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert B. Strong,   b. 3 Feb 1877, ,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1887, Near Three Rivers,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
    +2. Perl Brown Strong,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1969, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    +3. Earl James Strong,   b. 28 Mar 1880, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Great Falls,Cascade,Montana,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    +4. Etta May Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 24 Jul 1882, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1941, ,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    +5. Fanny Irene Strong Married: 3x3x ,   b. 19 Feb 1884, Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1945, Toledo,Lucas,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     6. William E. Strong,   b. 6 Jan 1886, Leonidas,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1935  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     7. Ernest L. Strong,   b. 25 Aug 1887, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1889, Bethany Township,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    +8. Dennis F. Strong,   b. 28 May 1889, Pine River,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1950, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     9. George D. Strong,   b. 15 Nov 1891,   d. 3 Dec 1892  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    +10. Leo Emit Strong,   b. 10 Feb 1894, ,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1954, Gladwin,Gladwin,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    +11. Sidney Dennis Strong, I,   b. 15 Jul 1896, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1963, Merrill,Saginaw,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 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 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F2702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1849 - Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 U.S. Census - 31 Jul 1850 - Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 1 May 1869 - ,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Marriage - married by W. M. Foster probate judge - 1 May 1869 - ,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Death of one spouse - 9 May 1869 - Elizabeth Township,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 - Mary Barbara Strong - 12 Sep 1870 - ,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Anna Barbara Strong - 17 Jan 1872 - ,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alva Strong - 17 Jan 1875 - Newton Township,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1875 - ,Miami,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Albert B. Strong - 3 Feb 1877 - ,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Perl Brown Strong - 27 Dec 1878 - Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Earl James Strong - 28 Mar 1880 - Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Etta May Strong - 24 Jul 1882 - Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fanny Irene Strong - 19 Feb 1884 - Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William E. Strong - 6 Jan 1886 - Leonidas,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ernest L. Strong - 25 Aug 1887 - ,,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dennis F. Strong - 28 May 1889 - Pine River,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Leo Emit Strong - 10 Feb 1894 - ,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sidney Dennis Strong, I - 15 Jul 1896 - Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1922 - Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1922 - Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James F. Strong
    James F. Strong

    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. [S294] Strong Family Histories, Vol. 5, by The Strong Family Assoc. of America, Inc., SFAA Update Committee, Lyle A.Strong, member; Robert S. Strong, member, (Strong Family Histories Volume V, Recorded Material through 1995 by THE STRONG FAMILY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC) (Reliability: 3).
      entered from this source originally.

    2. [S941] <JFStrong group, message list, Karen McKellar, "Samuel E. Shunk Children," >, Jul 16, 2002 6:30 pm (JFStrong@yahoogroups.com : accessed 16 Jul 2002). (Reliability: 3), 15 Jan 2007.
      Here are the names of the children of Samuel E. Shunk and Barbara Knepp

      Hannah Margaret b. 7 Jan 1846 M. Alva West
      Minerva Jane b. 9 April 1847 (Jane) M. George Harman 2nd Jonathan Snook
      Elizabeth Catherine b. 13 June 1848 m. Samuel Harmon
      Clarissa Ann (also called Annie or Anna) b. 12 Oct 1849 M. James Strong
      Frances Marian b. 7 March 1851 (Fanny) m. Samuel P. Harman
      Samuel Rueben b. 16 August 1852 (Rueben)
      Rachel Melinda b. 13 Feb. 1854 m. James F. Strong
      Mariah Jane b. 9 Sept 1855 m John Glossop
      Nancy Matilda b. 5 June 1857 (died young 1859)
      James Calvin b. 23 Jan 1859 (Calvin)
      Mary Brown b. 21 May 1861 M. Dr. White 2nd Jacob H. Osborne (no children)
      Alice M. b. 9 Sept 1863 died 1883 (no children noted)

      Samuel E. Shunk was also married to: Sarah Fry 11 July 1878 (this date comes from his military records. Sarah applied for a pension on his service). She has a number of children with surname Knight. Her father's name is given as Cronk. She died in 1913 and is the "Crazy Sally" referred to by the Strong boys.

      He also married Mahala Rupp on 18 August 1881 in St. Joseph County, MI. She is buried on the same lot as Barbara Knepp Shunk.

      He also married Sara Bony (he must have liked this name) on 11 March 1885 in Miami County Ohio. Sara was the widow of his brother Jacob. I do not have a death date for her. She left a number of Shunk children including a Samuel.

      There are two dates for the marriage of Samuel to Sarah Fry - 11 July 1878 and 11 July 1890. One from the military records and one from Gratiot County.

      I believe the 11 July 1890 date to be correct and the affidavit in the military records to be incorrect.

      This would position his marriages as follows:

      Barbara Knepp 1845 - 1875 The mother of all of his children.
      Mahala Rupp 1881 - They were divorced in St. Joseph County.
      Sarah Bony Shunk 1885 - ?
      Sarah Cronk Fry - 1890 - 1897 (Samuel's death). Sarah survived until at least 1913.

      I think it is possible he married Sarah Shunk before divorcing Mahala. Somewhere I have the divorce date, but can't put my fingers on it right now....... I think it may have been 1887.

      Samuel's Siblings were:

      Johannes ? b. 1809 (probably was known by his middle name)
      Catherine b. 1811
      Johan George b. 1813 (would have gone by George)
      Elizabeth b. 1816
      John b. 1818
      William b. 1819
      David b. 1820
      Jacob b. 1825 and
      possibly Abraham (no date).

      There may have been others.

      These birth dates are taken from the Lutheran Church records in Aaronsburg as well as vital dates for William & Jacob. William was the father of Eliza Ann Shunk (better know as "Mam Kiter." She married Corneilus Kiter and had a very large family that lived near the Strongs in Coe Township. Some of the Kiters used to attend the Strong reunions. Frank Kiter was my father's age and a very very good friend.

      Karen

    3. [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 4, James Strong, age 1, m, born in Pa
      Showing William Strong family.

    4. [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 29, Dwelling #851, Family #805 (Reliability: 3).
      Age 11

    5. [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 12 (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

    6. [S64] Miami Valley Genealogical Index, The Ohio Genealogical Society (Reliability: 3).
      Lic# 11328