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Charles Erwin Brong
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1828
Steuben County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1877
Berrien Springs
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Charles Erwin Brong was born to George and Jennette Williams Brong in Steuben Co., NY - A city described in a tale "Painted Post and the Town of Erwin" -where he evidently got his middle name. The family located to Oronoko Twp. in 1834- among it's first settlers. Father- George Brong - was a blacksmith. The first church services were held in their home by an itinerate preacher. Charles married Mary Albina Blakeman - the daughter of another early settler- Joel & Drucilla Blakeman. They settled in Weesaw Twp.. Charles and Mary Albina were the parents of Delia/Desira and George Williams Brong. Charles served in the Civil War - Union Army - 12th Reg. Michigan Infantry-Company C. He enlisted as a Private on Dec. 19th 1861 at the age of 32. Discharged - "Distinguished Service" as a First Sergent June 21, 1863 in Memphis, TN. His wife would die of pneumonia November 18, 1863-leaving him with the two small children. He married two more times before he passed at the age of Fifty-eight and a half at "Morris Station". Still searching for the where-abouts of Delia. George Williams Brong would serve in WW I - Married to Dora Heidel in Milwauke, WI - parents of a son -Palmer Dell Brong. George Williams Brong died 06 January 1899 while a patient at the Soldier's Home in Milwaukee, WI. He is buried on the grounds. Palmer Dell Brong died Sep 6, 1937 in the country of his wife - Bogota, Columbia. Charles' tombstone was Government Issue - the reason for no dates inscribed upon it. Mary's Grave is next to his - has been broken off. Only "Mary" is visable on her stone . Great Niece Anita (Brong Family) Rodgers . 
Family links: 
  George Brong (1800 - 1846)
  Jennette Williams Brong (1808 - 1881)
  Mary Albina Blakeman Brong (1835 - 1863)
  George Williams Brong (1855 - 1899)*
  Sarah Jane Brong Washburn (1828 - 1858)*
  Charles Erwin Brong (1828 - 1877)
  Mary Elizabeth Brong Washburn (1833 - 1901)*
  Lucy AnnaMaria Brong Day (1838 - 1899)*
  Henry Vanderhoof Brong (1842 - 1906)*
  Stephen Williams Brong (1846 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Hinman Cemetery
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Anita Rodgers
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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Charles Erwin Brong
Added by: Anita Rodgers
Charles Erwin Brong
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- Anita Rodgers
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- Anita Rodgers
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