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Henry Cassel STONG
Emeline BRUNNER
Husband:  Henry Cassel STONG
Birth:  21 Aug 1835, Worceser Twp., Montgomery Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1900 census
Father:  Henry Wentz STONG
Mother:  Sarah R. CASSEL
Marriage:  8 Nov 1856
Wife:  Emeline BRUNNER
Birth:  1837/8
Father:  Henry BRUNNER
Mother:  Sarah COMFORT
Children born in Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., PA:
1.  Sarah Jane "Jennie" STONG, b. 1857/8; m. 1878/9, Philip M. YOST (b. 1854/5, PA)
2.  Mary C. STONG, b. 4 Oct 1861; m. John LEISTER; issue: Elizabeth "Lizzie" LEISTER (b. Jun 1885, PA)
3.  Lewis B. STONG, b. 16 May 1865
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #42 of 42):  Worcester P.O., Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Roll M653_1145, p. 764, PN 42, 262/346, enumerated 18 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry C Stong 25 M   Miller 3000 820 Pennsylvania
Emaline Stong 22 F         "
Sarah Jane "  2 F         "
Wilson Garies 23 M   Farm Laborer     "
Elisabeth Stauffer 22 F   Domestic     "

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #39 of 40):  Lower Providence P.O., Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Roll M593_1379, p. 484A, PN 39, 260/325, enumerated 23 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Stong Henry C 35 M W Miller 10,000 5,000 Penna
   "  Emeline 33 F W Housekeeping     do
   "  Sarah J 12 F W       do
   "  Mary E  8 F W       do
   "  Lewis  5 M W       do
Mary's middle initial is definitely "E."  Sharing a domicile with William M. & Angeline SMITH.  Listed next to Philip & Sophia (FREY) STONG.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33-34 of 34):  Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Roll T9_1159, pp. 277A-277B, PN 33-34, SD 4, ED 38, enumerated 28 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
284 344 Myers Lewis W M 56     / Clothing Manufacturer   Hanover Hanover Hanover
    _____ Maryann W F 50 Wife   / Keeping House   Pa Pa Pa
    Seipt Franklin W M 29 Boarder /   Taylor   Pa Pa Pa
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    Stong Henry C W M 45 Boarder   / Miller   Pa Pa Pa
    Geyer Albert W M 19 Boarder /   Clothing presser   Pa Pa Pa
    Halteman Elen W F 11 servant /     / Pa Pa Pa
Mary Ann (STONG) MYERS is Henry's sister.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 29):  Whitpain Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Roll T623_1445, p. 268A, SN 14, SD 2, ED 286, enumerated 18 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
286 286 Stong Lewis Head W M May 1865 35 M 11     PA PA PA Poultry Business 0   Y Y Y O F F 162
    _____ Lizzie Wife W F Nov 1868 31 M 11 2 2 PA Ger Ger       Y Y Y        
    _____ Edna Dau W F Jun 1889 10 S       PA PA PA At School   9 Y Y Y        
    _____ Florence Dau W F Aug 1890  9 S       PA PA PA At School   9 Y Y Y        
    _____ Henry Father W M Aug 1835 64 W 43     PA PA PA Farmer 0   Y Y Y        
    Leister Lizzie ???? W F Jun 1885 14 S       PA PA PA At School   9 Y Y Y        
Lizzie LEISTER is probably Henry's granddaughter.  Can't find Henry's daughter, Sarah (STONG) YOST.

7.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sarah J. YOST (æ 55, b. PA, m. 31 yrs, children 3/3) is living in Philadelphia (Ward 20), Philadelphia Co., PA (Roll 1394, Book 2, p. 172A), with her husband, Philip M. YOST (æ 55, b. PA), and daughter, Alma B. (æ 21?, b. PA).

8.  Ellwood Roberts, ed.  1904.  Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  T.S. Benham & Co. and Lewis Publ. Co., NY and Chicago (online in the USGenWeb archives).
p. 133 LEWIS B. STONG... was born at the old Stong homestead in Worcester township, near Centre Point, May 16, 1865.  The earlier generations of the family spelled the name Stang.

The earliest ancestor of the family of whom there is any authentic information was Philip Stang, born in 1760, at Stong's Mill, in Worcester township.  He married Barbara Wentz, of Worcester, the daughter of the founder of Wentz's church, in that township.  Their son, Henry Wentz Stong, also born at Stong's Mill, was the grandfather of Lewis B. Stong, and his son, Henry Cassel Stong, father of Lewis B. Stong, was born August 21, 1835, at the old Stong homestead.

Henry Cassel Stong (father) attended the public schools of the district and also a pay school until he attained the age of fourteen years.  In the meantime he assisted his father in the grist and saw mill and on the home farm, continuing these pursuits until the year 1876, when he established a flour and feed business in Philadelphia, in the management of which he achieved a large degree of success. 

p. 134 He was also prominently associated with the Corn Exchange, now the Commercial Exchange of that city.  He retired from active business pursuits in 1882, when he removed to Norristown where he resided until 1890, in which year he took up his residence with his son, Lewis B. Stong.  On November 8, 1856, he was united in marriage to Emeline Brunner, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Comfort) Brunner, of Hatfield township.  Henry Brunner was a farmer and brick manufacturer, widely known in his day in that section of the county. 

Their children are:  Lewis B., mentioned hereinafter. Jennie, wife of Philip Yost, formerly of Pottstown, but now a resident of Philadelphia: they are the parents of three children- Walter L., Clarence Al., and Alma B. YostMary C., wife of John Leister, of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, but now a resident of Philadelphia; four children were the issue of this marriage, two of whom are living at the present time, namely: Lizzie and Emma May Leister.  The family are members of the Reformed church.  Mr. Stong is a Democrat in his political affiliations, but takes no active part in local affairs...

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