Name: Daniel C STRONG
Given Name: Daniel C
Birth: 20 OCT 1840 in Pine Twp, Indiania, Pennsylvania USA
Death: 21 OCT 1911 in Cherry Hill Twp., Indiania, Ohio USA
Reference Number: 252
When he enlisted, on 27 Feb 1862, he enlisted and was assigned
to Co. F 46 PA Vol he had fair complection, blue eyes, sandy
hair and weighted about 200 pounds. He was mustered out on
16 Jul. 1865.
Pensioned from 5 Feb 1883 at $2, and at $4 from 27 Mar 1889, for
chronic diarrhoea. He contracted dyspepsia and chronic diarrhoea in
June 1864 at Point of Rocks, VA, from exposure and poor diet, as was in
a General Hosp at that time. He was eventually mustered out 16 Jul 1865
On 3 Apr 1888, the pensioner stated he and comrade Shank left the
hospital against the doctor's orders, a Dr. Strong (he did not know
what Co or Reg the doctor was from). They went by steam boat from below
the hospital to Appomattox, walked out to the railroad to Gen Ord.
Hdqrs. from there they were taken by wagon to their Regt. Men in the
company were making briar root tea, so they tried it, and it helped
them. The men were still troubled after discharge, First physician was
Dr. Row and then Dr. McMullen. The latter had him stop using tobacco
because of his stomach condition.
He was in the Regt Hospital, 16 May 1863 to 1 Jun and again 13 Oct.
1863 to 15 Oct. 1864. Oyher hospital records are missing. Another
record show him as absent May and Jun 1864 in the hospital.
Capt. Nesbit (1883) stated on 9 May 1864 they made a forced march from
the neighborhood of Petersburg (8-10 miles) and the day was warm and
many of the men dropped down.
During his service he was captured and spent a time in Libby prison
He was wounded by a stray bullet coming thru the wall of the prison,
being saved by the bible in his pocket.
Levi Shank went into the Army with Daniel, and they returned together.
Lived on adjoining farms. Levi went down one day to the Strong's and
the wife (Sarah) said she had been to Houch's Store and bought
Lindsay's Cholera and Diaorrhea Cure and she got the bottle and gave
Levi a dose. It seemed to help him. He and grandfather (Daniel) both
went to Houch's store for this medicine.
He died 21 Oct 1911, married Sarah Brown 21 Nov 1861, at the home of
Henry Brown, Rayne Twp. by Rev. W.S. Emery, a Lutheran minister. She
(Sarah) had the original certificate in 1898.
W.R. Lydick and Johnson Moorhead stated they were near neighbors, and
lived in sight of the Strong home. They were present at the "infair"
(reception) immediatly after their marriage. That Daniel Strong died
suddenly outside the home on 21 Oct. 1911. They helped bring the body
in and prepare it for burial.
Lucinda Long, age 68, said she was a sister, had attended the wedding.
The family physician was T.D. Stephans, MD of Penn Run.
The undertaker for Daniel Strong was J.M. Fyock, of Penn Run.
Sarah was paid (Daniel's pension) at $12 until 4 Jan. 1916, she died 18
(Recorded from the records of Francis Strong Helman, gdaughter, located
in the Indiana County Historical Society)
Father: John STRONG b: 1 SEP 1801 in Little York, York, Pennsylvania USA
Mother: Mary Elizabeth SIEFFERT b: 16 JUL 1803 in Litterkenny Twp, Franklin, Pennsylvania USA
Sarah BROWN b: 31 DEC 1837
- William Henry STRONG b: 30 JAN 1863
- John Curtin STRONG b: 4 APR 1866
- Samuel STRONG b: 4 APR 1866
- Mary Elizabeth STRONG b: 30 DEC 1867
- Harvey Benton STRONG b: 8 SEP 1869
- Daniel Golden STRONG b: 21 DEC 1870
- Archie Warden STRONG b: 13 MAY 1871
- Jacob Geffey STRONG b: 22 OCT 1874
- Thomas Mardus STRONG b: 15 MAY 1876 in Cherry Hill Twp., Indiana Co., PA
- Herby Smith STRONG b: 24 JUN 1878
- Cardill Venona STRONG b: 14 MAR 1880