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Posted by: geri brennan (ID *****3542) Date: October 17, 2005 at 14:03:36
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Brong, Sebastian K. of Monroe Co. His great- grandfather was born in Germany (note from me. Ship, Edinburgh, Phila. 13 Aug 1750, John Jacob Brang). Came to America with a brother and settled in Bucks Co. His brother remained in Bucks Co, where some of his desendants reside till this day, others at Allentown, (Whitehall) and others in Lehigh Co (note from me, Bucks co, Prang, Peter, s/o Bastin and Barbara, born 10 April 1785-Springfield Lutheran Ch.).Sebastian Brong went to Chestnut Hill twp, Monroe Co. He srv in the Rev. He is buried at Gilbert.(note from me. Gilbert, Mary Brong, w/o Jacob, Nov 30, 1788. Jacob Brong, h/o Mary, Aug 28, 1782-Aug 2, 1867. John Brong, Jan 20, 1788-Jan 25-1815, Julia d/o John and Lydia Brong, June 4, 1835-March 18, 1836.Kresge, Elisabeth nee Brong, w/o Peter Kresge, Jan 12, 1812-Aug 15, 1871. Buena Vista, aka Zion Union, burials included Brong).

Sebastian Brong, his son, the grandfather of the subject, married Barbara Horn. He had children, Adam, Sally, Sebastian3 Peter, John, Jacob, and Barbara.
married Jacob Dorsheimer.

Sebastian Brong 3rd father of Sebastian K. was born in Chestnut Hill in 1804. Member of the Reformed Ch he married Margaret Kresge, d/o Philip. Children of Sebastian and Margaret; Philip, Sally Ann, who married Samuel Weiss of Brodheadsville, William died a baby, Amelia, w/o William Dorsheimer, of Wilkes Barre, Angeline married Jerome Mansfield, Sebastian K., Elisabeth, w/o Jacob Lanfer of Weatherly, Carbon Co., Elias married Margaret Motz, Oliver, Emma w/o Wilsoon Kresge of Chestnut Hill. The father died Feb 25 1879, aged 75, the mother in 1894 aged 83. Buried at Brodheadville.

Sabastian K. was born Dec 10, 1841. Srv in Civil war. He married March 4, 1866 at Sciota, to Margaret Getz, d/o Henry and Catharine ("Dotter") Getz and granddaughter of Conrad and Margaret (Weiss) Getz. Conrad Gets was a farmer of Polk two, srv in the War of 1812. His son Henry marriied Catharine, d/o Jacob "Dotter", d/o Jacob (married Miss Richell).

Children of Sebastain K. and Margaret (Getz) Brong. Francis S., 1867, married Jennie Irvin, they lived in MO., Catharine 1868 married James Krone, of Effort, George S. 1871 of Weissport married Cora Kresge, Effie J. 1872 married Victor E. Williamson of Mooretown, Arvina C. 1874, died 1885, P. Monroe married Emma Bond. Sally A, 1878-1881, Anna R 1881-1885, Calvin 1882, Lillie A, 1884, Oscar S., 1886

Rev William H. Brong, son of Sebastian K. was pastor of Tannersville Reformed Ch. He was born in Chestnuthill twp Dec 4, 1869. He married Jan 1, 1900 to Clara Leidey, d/o Washington F. Leidy of New Hanover, Montgomery Co. She is a descendant of Rev John Philip Leidich who came to this county in 1748.

Jackson twp. 1845 Peter Brong, Frederick Doll, Samuel Doll, John Doll, John D. Felker, Jacob Kresge, Barnet Kresge, Reuben Kresge, Frederick Miller, George Doll.

Polk twp. 1847, Machdahin Dotter, Jacob Dotter, John Dotter, Henry Dotter, Philip Dotter, George Dorshimer, Philip Krese, Joel Kresge, George Kresge, Frederick Miller. Tenants, Cornelius Dotter, Conrad Getz, Single men, Melchior Getz, Charles Getz, William Getz

Chestnut Hill twp. School directors, 1840, Philip Dotterer, Sebastian Brong, 1847 Joseph Brong, 1859 Sebatian Brong, 1872 Joseph Brong, 1884 Joseph Brong

Between the years of 1775 and 1780 Sebastian Brong, who had come from Bucks Co, settled on McMichael Creek, now owned by Joseph Brong (1886). He is known to have had 8 children, viz. Peter, Jacob, Adam, Sebastian, Susan married Feliz Weiss, Bararay married Jacob Dorshimer, Catharine married Peter Miller and John.

Of these, Jacob and Sebastian lived in the township and had families. Joseph Brong is a son of Jacob and married Catharine Huffsmith and they had 11 children, viz; William, Sarah, Hannah, Mary Ann, Charles, Emma, Julia, Savannah, John, Million and Nathan. Sebastian Brong, brother of Jacob Brong and Margaret (Kresge) and was the father of 9 children, viz, Philip, Sallie, Amelia, Angeline, Sebastian, Elias, Oliver, Emma, Elizabeth.

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