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Ancestors of the PRONG Family of Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

 

GENERATION I

 
1  Flossie May PRONG
She was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 9 November 1885{1}, died the same place, 5 July 1886, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., daughter of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(1)

Cora PRONG
She was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 29 October 1888{2}, died at Aylmer, Elgin Co., 31 October 1974{3}, buried at Aylmer Cem., Elgin Co.{3}, daughter of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(2)

Pearl PRONG
She was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 25 April 1891{2}, died at Detroit, Wayne Co., 22 July 1926{4}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{3}, daughter of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(3)

Josephine Louisa PRONG ('Josie')
She was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 18 March 1894{5}, baptised at Mount Salem, Elgin Co., died at St. Thomas, Elgin Co., 23 October 1975{6}, buried at Trinity Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{6}, daughter of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(4)

Edna PRONG
She was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 8 May 1896{7}, baptised at Mount Salem, Elgin Co., died at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 1 September 1949{8}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{9}, daughter of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(5)

John Frederick PRONG ('John')
He was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 9 September 1898{10}, baptised at Mount Salem, Elgin Co.{4}, died at St. Thomas, Elgin Co., 5 July 1960, buried at Aylmer Cem., Elgin Co., son of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(6)

George Russel PRONG ('Russel')
He was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 29 January 1902{11}, baptised at Mount Salem, Elgin Co.{4}, died at St. Thomas, Elgin Co., 6 April 2001, buried at Aylmer Cem., Elgin Co., son of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(7)

Leo Willis PRONG
He was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 13 October 1904{12}, baptised at Dunboyne, Elgin Co.{4}, trucker and oil distributor for Esso Oil Co, died at Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., 26 November 1997{13}, buried at [cremation] Tillsonburg Cem., Oxford Co., son of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(8)

Horace Ray PRONG
He was born at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 16 September 1907{12}, baptised at Dunboyne, Elgin Co.{4}, innovative farmer, died at St. Thomas, Elgin Co., 30 April 1977{14}, buried at Aylmer Cem., Elgin Co.{14}, son of Charles Frederick Prong (see 2) and Louisa Christina Moll (see 3).(9)
He married at Hamilton, Wentworth Co., 26 June 1930 with Olive Edna Anderson, born at Charlotteville Twp., Norfolk Co., 17 July 1906{15}, baptised at Glenshee, Norfolk Co.{16}, died at Aylmer, Elgin Co., 22 November 2004, buried at Aylmer Cem., Elgin Co., daughter of Clarence Theodore Anderson and Mary Ambrozine Dowswell.
From this marriage:        1935  -  2007 Donna-Rae PRONG ('Donna')  

 

GENERATION II

 
2  Charles Frederick PRONG ('Fred'); he was born at Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., CW, 17 September 1864{17}, baptised at Middleton Twp., Norfolk Co., CW{17}, farmer, died at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 19 April 1929{18}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{19}, son of Jürgen Heinrich Prange (see 4) and Wilhelmina Henrietta Sophia Grauel (see 5). (10).
He married at Luton, Elgin Co., 25 March 1885 with
3  Louisa Christina MOLL; she was born at Paris, Brant Co., CW, 13 April 1863{20}, died at Aylmer, Elgin Co., 27 July 1934{21}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{22}, daughter of Johann Friedrich Moll (see 6) and Louisa Sophia Lüss (see 7). (11).
From this marriage:        1885  -  1886 Flossie May PRONG  
1888  -  1974 Cora PRONG  
1891  -  1926 Pearl PRONG  
1894  -  1975 Josephine Louisa PRONG ('Josie')  
1896  -  1949 Edna PRONG  
1898  -  1960 John Frederick PRONG ('John')  
1902  -  2001 George Russel PRONG ('Russel')  
1904  -  1997 Leo Willis PRONG  
1907  -  1977 Horace Ray PRONG  [1]
 

GENERATION III

 
4  Jürgen Heinrich PRANGE ('John PRONG'); he was born at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 21 October 1830{23}, tenant farmer, died at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 22 December 1907{24}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{4}, son of Johann Jochim Christian Prange (see 8) and Catharina Christiana Maria Köhn (see 9). (12).
He married at , around 1858 with
5  Wilhelmina Henrietta Sophia GRAUEL; she was born at Kurzen Trechow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 14 September 1832{25}, baptised at Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{25}, died at Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., 9 September 1898{12}, buried at Luton Cem. Malahide Twp., Elgin Co.{26}, daughter of Johann Carl Grauel (see 10) and Henrica Sophia Magdalena Lehmann (see 11). (13).
From this marriage:        1856  -  1857 Jochim Theodor Johann GRAUEL  
1859  -  1880 Sophia PRONG  
1862         Louisa PRONG  
1862  -  1925 Anna Amelia PRONG ('Annie')  
1864  -  1929 Charles Frederick PRONG ('Fred')  [2]
1866  -  1874 William Henry PRONG  
1868  -  1938 Mary Matilda PRONG ('Til')  
1872  -  1928 Sarah Henrietta PRONG ('Ett')  
 
6  Johann Friedrich MOLL ('John'); he was born at Krebsförden, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 17 February 1828{27}, baptised at Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{27}, died at Harrisburg, Brant Co., 29 July 1888{28}, buried at Harrisburg Meth. Cem., Brant Co., son of Johann Joachim Moll (see 12) and Maria Sophia Kühl (see 13). (14).
He married at Greenbush, Waterloo Co., CW, 20 March 1854 with
7  Louisa Sophia LÜSS; she was born at Leezen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 6 December 1835{29}, baptised at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{29}, died at Galt, Waterloo Co., 5 August 1914{30}, buried at Harrisburg Meth. Cem., Brant Co., daughter of Johann Jacob Lüss (see 14) and Anna Maria Halberstadt (see 15). (15).
From this marriage:        1855  -  1933 Sophia MOLL  
1856  -  1945 Mary MOLL  
1859  -  1932 Charles Frederick MOLL  
1861  -  1936 John Frederick Francis MOLL  
1863  -  1934 Louisa Christina MOLL  [3]
1865  -  1949 Annie MOLL  
1866  -  1938 George Edward MOLL  
1868  -  1871 Joseph Christian MOLL  
1869  -  1904 James Wesley MOLL ('Wesley')  
1871  -  1931 Henry William Peter MOLL  
1873  -  1946 Louis Thomas MOLL  
1878  -  1956 Isaac Franklin MOLL  
1881  -  1894 Harman Emmett MOLL  
 

GENERATION IV

 
8  Johann Jochim Christian PRANGE; he was born at Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 24 June 1781{31}, Knecht [farm labourer], died at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 25 February 1845{23}, buried at Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{23}, son of Johann Heinrich Christian Prange (see 16) and Friederike Amalia Sophia Anna Hofe [hove, Howe] (see 17). (16).
He married at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 15 May 1807 with
9  Catharina Christiana Maria KÖHN ('Maria'); she was born at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 16 March 1789{23}, Hausfrau [housewife], died at Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 23 March 1862{25}, daughter of Jürgen Daniel Köhn (see 18) and Magdalena Sophia Stove (see 19). (17).
From this marriage:        1807         Johann Jochim Christian PRANGE  
1810         Sophia Magdalena Dorothea PRANGE  
1812  -  1815 Maria Sophia Dorothea PRANGE  
1814  -  1858 Sophia Catharina Hanna PRANGE ('Cathe')  
1816  -  1897 Hans Heinrich Christopher PRANGE  
1819         Johann Jochim PRANGE  
1822         Anna Maria Sophia PRANGE  
1825  -  1827 Johann Jochim Friedrich PRANGE  
1827         Magdalena Catharina Sophia PRANGE  
1830  -  1830 Friedrich Joachim PRANGE  
1830  -  1907 Jürgen Heinrich PRANGE ('John PRONG')  [4]
 
10  Johann Carl GRAUEL; he was born at Katelbogen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 4 August 1788{25}, Schneider [tailor], died at Kurzen Trechow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 5 July 1849{25}, son of Carl Grauel (see 20) and Sophia Kohlhagen (see 21). (18).
He married (1) at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 29 November 1815 with Magdalene Ilsabe Fahnike, born at Katelbogen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1790{32}, died at Gralow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 12 November 1816{33}, daughter of Hans Fahnike.
He married (2) at Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 24 January 1817 with
11  Henrica Sophia Magdalena LEHMANN; she was born at Trepzow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 9 July 1793{25}, baptised at Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{25}, died at Kurzen Trechow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 8 June 1843{25}, daughter of Gustaff Otto Herrman Lehmann (see 22) and Dorothea Wangelin (see 23). (19).
From this marriage:        1817  -  1849 Maria Sophia Christina GRAUEL  
1820  -  1859 Helmuth Carl Christian GRAUEL  
1823  -  1846 Sophia Johanna Henrica GRAUEL  
1832  -  1898 Wilhelmina Henrietta Sophia GRAUEL  [5]
 
12  Johann Joachim MOLL; he was born at Harmshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 15 December 1794{34}, baptised at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{34}, died at , son of Heinrich Carl Moll (see 24) and Maria Liese Gevert (see 25). (20).
He married at Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 23 November 1824 with
13  Maria Sophia KÜHL; she was born at Klein Medewege, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1805, daughter of Christian Kühl (see 26).
From this marriage:        1825         Christian Friedrich Franz MOLL  
1828  -  1888 Johann Friedrich MOLL ('John')  [6]
 
14  Johann Jacob LÜSS; he was born at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 5 October 1795{29}, died at , son of Hans Christopher Lüss (see 28) and Maria Elisabeth Tim[en] (see 29).
He married at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 14 November 1823 with
15  Anna Maria HALBERSTADT; she was born at Leezen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 19 September 1801{29}, baptised at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{29}, died at Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., around 1882{35}, buried at , daughter of Joachim Halberstadt (see 30) and Sophia Pundt (see 31).
From this marriage:        1822         Johann Friedrich Ludwig LÜSS ('Frederick')  
1824  -  1897 Carl Johann Ludwig LÜSS  
1826  -  1920 Anna Sophia Maria LÜSS  
1828  -  1837 Johann Heinrich LÜSS  
1831  -  1876 Sophia Maria Anna LÜSS ('Annie')  
1833         Friedrich Christian Bernhard LÜSS  
1835  -  1914 Louisa Sophia LÜSS  [7]
 

GENERATION V

 
16  Johann Heinrich Christian PRANGE; he was born at Katelbogen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 28 August 1747{36}, baptised at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{23}, Arbeitsmann [farm labourer without property], died at Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 9 March 1805{33}, son of Johann Christian Prange (see 32) and Greta Fieke unknown (see 33).
He married at , around 1777 with
17  Friederike Amalia Sophia Anna HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]; she was born at Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 Feb 1751/52{31}, died at , daughter of Asmus Hofe [hove, Howe] (see 34).
From this marriage:        1778  -  1839 Gustavus Peter Jacob Friederich Jochim PRANGE  
1781  -  1845 Johann Jochim Christian PRANGE  [8]
1783  -  1855 Sophia Maria PRANGE  
1786  -  1832 Magdalena Dorothea Christiana PRANGE ('Leen')  
 
18  Jürgen Daniel KÖHN; he was born at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 3 Mar 1748/49{36}, Schulz [mayor, head-spokesman], died the same place, 28 July 1814{23}, son of Jochim Köhn (see 36). (21).
He married (2) at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 6 February 1807 with Anna Sophia Köhn, born at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 18 May 1760{23}, died the same place, 28 November 1814{23}, daughter of Jochim Köhn and _____ unknown.
He married (1) at , around 1776 with
19  Magdalena Sophia STOVE; she was born at , 1750{37}, died at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 18 December 1806{23}.
From this marriage:        1776  -  1777 Maria Juliana Sophia KÖHN  
1778  -  1827 Hans Jochim KÖHN ('Joachim')  
1780  -  1837 Johann Jürgen Jochen KÖHN  
1784         Margaretha Sophia KÖHN ('Sophia')  
1786         Heinrich Wilhelm KÖHN  
1789  -  1862 Catharina Christiana Maria KÖHN ('Maria')  [9]
 
20  Carl GRAUEL; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1750{32}, died the same place. (22).
He married at , around 1780 with
21  Sophia KOHLHAGEN; she was born at Göllin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1754{37}, died at Katelbogen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 4 March 1808{33}.
From this marriage:        1788  -  1849 Johann Carl GRAUEL  [10]
 
22  Gustaff Otto Herrman LEHMANN; he was born at Trepzow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, October 1751{25}, baptised at Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{25}, Kätermann [cottager], died at , before 1817{38}, son of Otto Leeman (see 44).
He married at Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 31 October 1788 with
23  Dorothea WANGELIN; she was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 30 January 1768{39}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at Trepzow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1834{25}, daughter of Hans Heinrich Wangelin (see 46) and Catharina Christina Elisabeth Pierstorff(En) (see 47).
From this marriage:        1789         Johann Casper Christoffer LEHMANN  
1791         Carl Hermann LEHMANN  
1793  -  1843 Henrica Sophia Magdalena LEHMANN  [11]
1796         Maria Dorothea LEHMANN  
1799         Carl Albrecht Niclas LEHMANN  
 
24  Heinrich Carl MOLL; he was born at Harmshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 12 April 1761{40}, baptised at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{34}, Hauswirth [small house owner with a small garden], died at Harmshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 July 1800{34}, son of Hans Joachim Moll (see 48) and Catharina Margaretha Siem(Sche) (see 49). (23).
He married at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 7 November 1783 with
25  Maria Liese GEVERT; she was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 20 December 1763{40}, baptised at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{34}, died at , daughter of Cordt Heinrich Gevert (see 50) and Dorothie Schröder (see 51). (24).
From this marriage:        1784         Heinrich Hans Friedrich MOLL  
1788         Christina Dorothea MOLL  
1791         Cathrina Dorothea MOLL  
1794         Johann Joachim MOLL  [12]
1797         Anna Elisabeth MOLL  
1799         Franß Friedrich MOLL  
 
26  Christian KÜHL; he was born at Krebsförden, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1780, died at .
He married at , around 1805 with NN.
From this marriage:        1805         Maria Sophia KÜHL  [13]

 
28  Hans Christopher LÜSS; he was born at Rampe, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1763{29}, died at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 18 May 1835{29}.
He married at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 11 October 1793 with
29  Maria Elisabeth TIM[EN]; she was born at Langen-Brutz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1770{37}, died at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 24 January 1828{29}, daughter of Christopher Tim (see 58).
From this marriage:        1794  -  1794 Ludwig Wilhelm LÜSS  
1795         Johann Jacob LÜSS  [14]
1798         Louisa Dorothea Johanna LÜSS  
1800         Jürgen Christopher Joachim LÜSS  
1802         Heinrich Christian LÜSS  
1805         Marie Elisabeth Johanna LÜSS  
1810         Maria Christina LÜSS  
 
30  Joachim HALBERSTADT; he was born at Langen-Brutz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1762{29}, died at Leezen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 February 1829{29}.
He married at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1792 with
31  Sophia PUNDT; she was born at Leezen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1768{29}, died the same place, 12 April 1832{29}. (25).
From this marriage:        1794  -  1794 Son HALBERSTADT  
1796         Lena Sophia HALBERSTADT  
1801  -  1882 Anna Maria HALBERSTADT  [15]
1808  -  1809 Johann Heinrich HALBERSTADT  
 

GENERATION VI

 
32  Johann Christian PRANGE; he was born at [aus] Katelbogen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1715{41}, died at , son of Herr Prange (see 64) and Dorothea unknown (see 65). (26).
He married around 1741 with
33  Greta Fieke UNKNOWN; she was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1726{42}, died at Rühn, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 5 January 1799{43}.
From this marriage:        16  -  1800 Helmuth Jochim PRANGE  
1747  -  1805 Johann Heinrich Christian PRANGE  [16]
1759  -  1814 Johann Jochim PRANGE  
1768         Johanna Catharina Elisabeth PRANGE  
 
34  Asmus HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]; he was born at [aus] Qualitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1720, died at .
He married at , around 1745 with NN.
From this marriage:        1746  -  1811 Asmus HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]  
2         Friederike Amalia Sophia Anna HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]  [17]
1754         Joachim Christian Friedrich HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]  
1757         Catharina Magdalena HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]  
1763         Maria Juliana HOFE [HOVE, HOWE]  

 
36  Jochim KÖHN; he was born at , around 1720, died at Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, July 1776{44}.
He married at , around 1744 with NN.
From this marriage:        1744         Christina Sophia KÖHN  
4  -  1814 Jürgen Daniel KÖHN  [18]
1752         Liese KÖHN  
1756         Johann Christian KÖHN  

 
44  Otto LEEMAN; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.
He married with NN.
From this marriage:        1751  -  1817 Gustaff Otto Herrman LEHMANN  [22]
1758         Gret. Dorty LEEMANN  
1760  -  1829 Ilsabe LEEMANN  

 
46  Hans Heinrich WANGELIN; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1739{37}, Schmied [blacksmith], died at Kurzen Trechow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 24 March 1816{25}, son of Christian Hinrich Wangelin (see 92).
He married at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 27 July 1764 with
47  Catharina Christina Elisabeth PIERSTORFF(EN); she was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 18 April 1744{39}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at , daughter of Hans Pierstorff [pirstorp] (see 94) and Anna Margaretha Wichert [wiechert] (see 95).
From this marriage:        1764  -  1765 Trien Fieck WANGELIN  
1765         Sophia Friedrike WANGELIN  
1768  -  1834 Dorothea WANGELIN  [23]
1770  -  1770 Marie Trin WANGELIN  
1771         Carl Christoph WANGELIN  
 
48  Hans Joachim MOLL; he was born at Groß Krankow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 22 November 1735{40}, baptised at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{34}, died at Harmshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 23 March 1797{34}, son of Hans Friedrich Moll (see 96) and Fiel Lies Hofft(En) (see 97).
He married at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 13 November 1759 with
49  Catharina Margaretha SIEM(SCHE); she was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1740{45}, died at .
From this marriage:        1760         Hans Carl MOLL  
1761  -  1800 Heinrich Carl MOLL  [24]
1767         Louisa Maria Dorothea MOLL  
 
50  Cordt Heinrich GEVERT; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 2 September 1723{40}, baptised at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{34}, Arbeitsmann [farm labourer without property], died at Harmshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 26 April 1790{34}, son of Hans Peter Gevert (see 100).
He married at , around 1750 with
51  Dorothie SCHRÖDER; she was born at , around 1725, died the same place.
From this marriage:        1763         Maria Liese GEVERT  [25]
 
58  Christopher TIM; he was born at Langen-Brutz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1740{29}, died the same place, 1 March 1798{29}.
He married at Zittow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, around 1768 with NN.
From this marriage:        1770  -  1828 Maria Elisabeth TIM[EN]  [29]
1785         Maria Dorothea Elisabeth TIM  

 

GENERATION VII

 
64  Herr PRANGE; he was born at , around 1690{41}, died the same place. (27).
He married at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1715 with
65  Dorothea UNKNOWN; she was born at , around 1695{32}, died the same place. (28).
From this marriage:        1715         Johann Christian PRANGE  [32]
1720         Jürgen PRANGE  
1729  -  1787 Barbara Maria PRANGE  
 
92  Christian Hinrich WANGELIN; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1704{39}, died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 11 January 1765{39}.
He married at , around 1730 with NN.
From this marriage:        1739  -  1816 Hans Heinrich WANGELIN  [46]

 
94  Hans PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]; he was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 30 June 1722{46}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, Schulz [mayor, head-spokesman], died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 9 April 1768{39}, son of Hans Pirstorp (see 188) and Anna Catharina Rutenbeck [ruthenbeck] (see 189). (29).
He married at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 25 October 1743 with
95  Anna Margaretha WICHERT [WIECHERT]; she was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 June 1724{46}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 20 February 1771{39}, daughter of Christoffer Wichert [wiechert] (see 190) and Anna Maria Krohn[en] (see 191).
From this marriage:        1744         Catharina Christina Elisabeth PIERSTORFF(EN)  [47]
4         Sophie Elisabeth PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1749         Jochim Christoffer G. F. PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
 
96  Hans Friedrich MOLL; he was born at , around 1700{47}, died the same place, son of Detloff Moll (see 192) and Ilse Barg(En) (see 193).
He married at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 8 November 1725 with
97  Fiel Lies HOFFT(EN); she was born at , around 1705{48}, died the same place.
From this marriage:        1732         Johann Jochim Carl MOLL  
1735  -  1797 Hans Joachim MOLL  [48]
 
100  Hans Peter GEVERT; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, died at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 18 July 1756{34}.
He married with NN.
From this marriage:        1723  -  1790 Cordt Heinrich GEVERT  [50]

 

GENERATION VIII

 
188  Hans PIRSTORP; he was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 April 1688{39}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, Bauman [builder], died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 7 November 1726{39}, son of Michel Pierstorff [pirstorp] (see 376) and Lucia Dibbert (see 377). (30).
He married at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 28 November 1715 with
189  Anna Catharina RUTENBECK [RUTHENBECK]; she was born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 27 November 1686{46}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at , daughter of Hans Rutenbeck [ruthenbeck] (see 378) and Catharina Pierstorff [pirstorp] (see 379).
From this marriage:        1716         Johann Jochen PIRSTORP  
1718  -  1719 Trin Liess PIRSTORFF  
12         Jochim Hinrich PIRSTORP  
1722  -  1768 Hans PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  [94]
1724         Michel PIRSTORP  
1726  -  1726 Albrecht PIRSTORP  

She married (2) at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 4 July 1727 with Jochen Pirstorr, Bauman [builder].
 
190  Christoffer WICHERT [WIECHERT]; he was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1674{49}, "Bauman" [builder], died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 2 May 1727{39}.
He married (2) at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 13 November 1704 with Elisabeth Kolhagen, born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1679{39}, died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 8 Mar 1717/18{39}.
From this marriage:        1705         Christin Liess WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
16         Hans WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
1708  -  1709 Elisabeth Maria WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
7         Clas WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
2         Peter WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
1713         Christopher WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
1714  -  1715 Jochim WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
18         Hinrich WICHERT [WIECHERT]  

He married (1) at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 31 Jan 1719/20 with
191  Anna Maria KROHN[EN]; she was born at Bischofshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1 December 1688{39}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at , daughter of Magnus Krohn (see 382) and Margaretha Wiegeman [wiechmann] (see 383).
From this marriage:        23         Carolina Sophia WICHERT [WIECHERT]  
1724  -  1771 Anna Margaretha WICHERT [WIECHERT]  [95]

She married (2) at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 31 October 1727 with Jacob Pierstorff [pirstorp], born at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 24 June 1690{46}, baptised at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER{39}, died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 5 June 1749{39}, son of Michel Pierstorff [pirstorp] (see 376) and Lucia Dibbert (see 377).
From this marriage:        3         Sophia Elisabeth PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1728         Heinrich Christoffer PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1728  -  12 Catharina Elisabeth PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1731         Jacob PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
 
192  Detloff MOLL; he was born at , around 1665{47}, died the same place, son of Hr. Moll (see 384).
He married at Friedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 23 November 1691 with
193  Ilse BARG(EN); she was born at , around 1670{48}, died the same place.
From this marriage:        1692         Jürgen MOLL  
1698         Jacob Friedrich MOLL  
1700         Hans Friedrich MOLL  [96]
1705         Carl Levin MOLL  
 

GENERATION IX

 
376  Michel PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]; he was born at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 1659{50}, Bauman [builder], died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 17 December 1726{39}. (31).
He married at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 9 October 1685 with
377  Lucia DIBBERT; she was born at , around 1653{42}, died at Schlemmin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 17 December 1726{39}. (32).
From this marriage:        1685         Ilse PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1688  -  1726 Hans PIRSTORP  [188]
1690  -  1749 Jacob PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1692         Johann PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
1697         Hartig PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]  
 
378  Hans RUTENBECK [RUTHENBECK]; he was born at , April 1635{39}, died at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 13 October 1712{39}.
He married at , around 1665 with
379  Catharina PIERSTORFF [PIRSTORP]; she was born at , around 1645.
From this marriage:        1684  -  1696 Hans RUTENBECK [RUTHENBECK]  
1686         Anna Catharina RUTENBECK [RUTHENBECK]  [189]
 
382  Magnus KROHN; he was born at , around 1660{41}, died the same place. (33).
He married at Moisall, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, GER, 25 November 1691 with
383  Margaretha WIEGEMAN [WIECHMANN]; she was born at Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, around 1668{41}, died at . (34).
From this marriage:        1688         Anna Maria KROHN[EN]  [191]
24         Jacob KROHN  
1695         Hans KROHN  
3         Dorothea Ilse KROHN  
15         Catharina KROHN  
14         Sophie Liess KROHN  
27         Anna Dorothea KROHN  
27         Sophia Maria KROHN  
1713         Hinrich Jochim KROHN  
 
384  Hr. MOLL
He married with NN.
From this marriage:        1665         Detloff MOLL  [192]
1685         Margaretha MOLL(EN)  
1687         Anna Maria MOLL(EN)  

 


Notes
1  On 5 July 1886, Fred Prong paid $5.00 for a plot in the Luton Methodist Cemetery, where Flossie May his first child was buried. The following poem was recited during her funeral. ON THE DEATH OF FLOSSY MAY - by R. Leeson You've one little angel, bright and fair Waiting to welcome you over there Sitting and singing at Jesus feet To look at His loving face so sweet. No more of earth's sickness or sorrow or fear No more of your home circle pleasures to share. She mingles now with those who before Have passed away to the other shore. Though home and hearts may be lonely and drear You'll strive to pass under the rod while here And ever look up to the Saviour in love Who wisely has taken your Flossy above. You never for her need have any fears For God has wiped away all her tears. Her robes he has washed in his own precious blood And took her to dwell in the presence of God. She never will hunger of thirst any more But always our Lord in his temple adore. To fountain of water he surely shall lead her And the lamb in the midst of the throne shall feast her. 'Tis only a little here you must stay We never can tell the year or the day When he shall say, 'tis enough, come up here And live with me and your darling so dear. Revelations 7:17:18 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, Neither shall the sun light on them, nor heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne Shall feed and shall lead them unto living fountains, And God shall swipe away all tears from their eyes. [I17822]
2  An item in "The St. Thomas Times-Journal," 29 January 1943, pg 6, reads as follows: 'The News of Aylmer -- Mrs. Cora Young of St. Thomas, attended the funeral of her nephew, Sheldon Laur, in Aylmer, on Wednesday afternoon.' Her obituary in "The Aylmer Express" 6 November 1974, reads as follows: 'Mrs. Cora Young -- Mrs. Cora Young of Sunnyside Manor, Aylmer, died on Thursday, October 31st. She was 87 years of age. Born in Malahide Township, the daughter of the late Fred Prong and Louisa Moll, she lived in Aylmer for the past 60 years and was a member of St. Paul's United Church. Her husband Bert Young, died previously. She is survived by three brothers; Ray Prong of RR 1, Russel Prong of St. Thomas and Leo Prong of Arizona; one sister, Mrs. Murray (Josie) Laur of Mount Salem, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2nd, conducted by Mr. Alfred Bowden of Malahide United Church. Pallbearers were Robert Kerr, Barry Kerr, Rick Prong, Jack Prong, Barry Tillotson and Budd Tillotson. Burial was in Aylmer Cemetery.' [I17946]
3  In 1891 the year that Pearl was born, her parents and their family were living in a small house on the north part of lot 26, concession 5, Malahide township. This is probably where Pearl was born. (The farm was owned by Albert Johnson, and later by Sid Humphrey.) Pearl attended school at S.S. No. 9 Malahide, about ½ mile east of where she was born. She attended church at Luton and Mt. Salem. In January of 1912, she married John William Smith from the Jaffa area. Immediately afterward, she and John went to live on the farm of George Dennis, lot 8, range 1, north Edgeware Road, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., just north east of the city of St. Thomas. They stayed there for a few years, and this is probably where they were living when their son Lyle was born. An item in "The Aylmer Express," 15 April 1920 reads as follows: 'Mrs. John Smith and sons, of St. Thomas, spent Easter with Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Prong.' In 1924 they moved to Detroit, Michigan, where their daughter Evalene was born. Several obituaries appeared in local newspapers. They read as follows: 'Death of Detroit Lady Formerly of Mt. Salem -- A very sad death occurred on Thursday morning, July 22nd, when Pearl, beloved wife of John W. Smith, passed away at her home 14009 Woodland Ave., Brightmore, Michigan, after a brief illness. She was in her 36th year. Besides her husband she leaves 4 children to mourn her loss, Lyle, aged 15; Kenneth 11; Ray 8; and Evalene, 7 months. Also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong; three sisters and four brothers, namely, Mrs. Bert Young and Mrs Murray Laur, Aylmer; Mrs. Blake Hawley, Mt. Salem; Messrs John, Aylmer; Leo, Windsor; Russell and Ray at home. A short service was held at the house at 7.30 Friday evening. On Saturday morning the remains left Detroit on the 8.40 M.C.R. for Aylmer, where they were taken charge of by Messrs Allen & Son. The funeral was very largely attended on Sunday at 3 p.m. from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong. The service was conducted by Rev. Stewart and Rev. A.E. Shaw assisted. Mrs. Jas. Hawley and Mr. Geo. Mott rendered a duet. "He Careth For Me," very acceptably. The pall-bearers were the four brothers and two brothers-in-law, John, Russell, Leo and Ray Prong, Bert Young and Murray Laur. The floral offerings were many and beautiful: A broken circle from husband and sons, Detroit; a broken circle from Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong; a large wreath from Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith and family, Detroit; a wreath from the business men and clerks of Burt & Carlton, Detroit; spray from boys of B.&E. Taylor Organization, Detroit; spray, Mrs. Marr; spray Mr. and Mrs. Simpson; spray Mr. and Mrs. Sutton; Besides other sprays from other friends and relatives. Relatives and friends from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith, Detroit; Mr. Chas. Smith, St. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Mrs. Norman Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fishley, Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart MacGregor and Dorothy, Mrs. Harvey and Miss Minnie Harvey, Windsor; Mr. Geo. Moll and Miss Sophia Moll, of London; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Liddle, Jaffa; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prong and Norris, Miss Ethel Ferris, Pt. Burwell; Mr. Angus Miller, Yarmouth. Interment was made at the Luton Cemetery.' 'Former Resident of Luton Passes Away -- Mrs. John W. Smith, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong, Left Four Children -- Luton, July 28, -- A very sad death occurred on Thursday morning, July 22, when Pearl, beloved wife of John W. Smith, passed away at her home, 14009 Woodland Avenue, Brightmore, Mich., after a brief illness. She was in her 36th year. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, four children, Lyle, aged 13; Kenneth, 11; Ray, 8; and Evalene, 7 mons; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong. Three sisters survive, namely, Mrs. Blake Hawley of Mount Salem, Mrs. Bert Young and Mrs. Murray Laur, of Aylmer; four brothers, John of Aylmer, Leo Windsor, Russel and Ray at home. A short service was held at the house Friday evening and the remains brought to Aylmer. The funeral service was largely attended on Sunday from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong. The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Stewart of the United Church, assisted by Rev. A.E. Shaw. Mrs. James Hawley and Mrs. George Mott rendered a duet, "He Careth For Me." The pall bearers were four brothers and two brothers-in-law, Messrs. John, Russel, Leo and Ray Prong, Bert Young and Murray Laur. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, including sprays from relatives and friends and business organizations in Detroit. Relatives and friends attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith, Detroit; Charles Smith, St. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith, Mr. and Mrs. James Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fishley, all of Sparta; Mr. George Moll and daughter, Mr. Bert Moll and Miss Sophia Moll, all of London; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Liddle, Jaffa; Miss Ethel Ferris and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prong and Norris, Port Burwell; Angus Miller, Yarmouth. Interment was made in Luton Cemetery.' "The Aylmer Express' 29 July 1926: 'Luton -- The funeral of the late Mrs. John Smith was held on Sunday last from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Prong. Interment was made at Luton Cemetery. The late Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss Pearl Prong, and was well and favourably known in this section. Her many friends in Luton regret her untimely demise, and their sympathy is extended the sorrowing relatives.' 'Malahide Circuit Notes -- On Sunday afternoon, the funeral service of Mrs. J.W. Smith, of Detroit, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Prong. the pastor and Rev. Shaw had charge of the services.' "The Aylmer Express," 5 Aug 1926, pg 8: 'Mt. Salem -- Mr. C.F. Prong has returned after spending a few days in Detroit, where he was called owing to the death of his daughter Pearl, Mrs. John Smith.' 'Mr. John Smith and Lyle have returned to Detroit after spending a few days with Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Prong.' 'Kenneth and Ray Smith of Detroit are visiting their grandparents Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Prong, and other relatives.' [I18069]
4  Following their marriage they lived for a few years on Dingle St., Aylmer, then moved to the Davis farm southeast of St. Thomas, ON. From "The Aylmer Express" 6 November 1974" 'Mount Salem -- Sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Murray Laur on the passing of her sister Mrs. Cora Young of Aylmer.' Josie's obituary in "The Aylmer Express" 29 October 1975, reads as follows: 'Mrs. Louisa Laur -- Mrs. Louisa Josephine Laur of RR 6, Aylmer, died at Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas on Thursday, October 23rd. She was 81 years of age. Born in Malahide Township on March 18, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Prong and Louisa Moll. She lived in Malahide Township all her life. She is survived by her husband Murray Laur; one son Clifton Laur of Tillsonburg; two daughters, Mrs. James (Doris) Jones of Tillsonburg and Mrs. Howard (Irene) Sykes of RR 6, Aylmer; three brothers, Ray Prong of RR 1, Aylmer, Russell Prong of St. Thomas, and Leo Prong of Port Dover; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25th, conducted by the Rev. Robert Scott of Malahide United Church. Pallbearers were Charles Phillimore, Warren Graves, Ross Phillimore, Donald Ingram, Brent Strickland and Ike Terry. Flower bearers were Russell Hawley, Ronald Prong, Rick Prong and Bob Kerr. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery.' [I34]
5  An item in "The Aylmer Express," April 8th, 1920, reads as follows: 'Mt. Salem -- Mr. & Mrs. Blake Hawley spent Wednesday in St. Thomas and Lambeth.' (Their daughter Connie May was born on April 8th.) From "The Aylmer Express," 26 Feb 1942: Mount Salem -- Mr. & Mrs. Blake Hawley and Marion visited with Mr. & Mrs. Ray Prong and family on Sunday evening. Her obituary in "The St. Thomas Times-Journal," 3 September 1949, reads as follows: 'Mrs. Blake Hawley Dies at Farm Home -- Funeral to be Held Sunday at G.A. Allen Funeral Home -- Aylmer, Sept. 3 -- Mrs. Blake Hawley died at her home one mile south of Luton in her 54th year. She was a daughter of the late Charles Prong and Louisa Moll and had spent her lifetime in the district, born on the 5th concession of Malahide. Mrs. Hawley was a member of the Mount Salem United Church. Surviving are her husband, Blake Hawley, R.R. 6 Aylmer; one son, Grant Hawley, Aylmer; one daughter Marion, Mrs. Kenneth Munsen [sic Mansion], Aylmer; four brothers, John Prong, Aylmer, Russell Prong, St. Thomas, Leo Prong, Tillsonburg, Ray Prong, R.R. 1, Aylmer; two sisters, Mrs. Murray (Josephine) Laur and Mrs. Cora Young, both of Aylmer. Resting at the George A. Allen Funeral Home where service will be held Sunday Sept. 4, at 2.30 p.m. Rev. C.C. Strachan and Alvan Clelland of the Mount Salem United Church will conduct the services. Interment will follow in the Luton Cemetery.' [I158]
6  An item from "The Aylmer Express," 31 Mar 1927: 'Mt. Salem -- Mr. and Mrs. John Prong of Aylmer have moved on the John Hawley farm.' A sale notice appeared in the 22 Feb. 1940 issue of "The Aylmer Express" pg 3. The heading reads as follows: 'Giving up farming, Absolutely no Reserve, Clearing Sale of Farm Stock, implements, feed & household furniture, The property of John F. Prong, 1st road north & 1st farm west of Kingsmill, on Friday, February 23.' The notice continued with a long list of the farm animals, feed and implements, and also household furnishings. His obituary in "The Aylmer Express," 14 July 1960, reads as follows: 'Respects Paid John F. Prong -- A large number of friends and relatives attended the service Thursday afternoon at the Hughson Funeral Home for John F. Prong, wellknown resident of the community for many years. The Rev. Fred Bayes of St. Paul's United Church officiated with Mrs. James Wright at the organ. Interment was made in the family plot in Aylmer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lee Miller, Frank Smith, Harold Ackert, Bert Ashton, Herman Bodkin and Grey Fuller and the many beautiful floral tributes were carried by Fred Hayman, Charles E. Martin, Tome Hume, Charles Clarke, Alva Hollands, Thomas Muddle, George Hunt, Harry Gunstone, Fred Herman, Arnold Stansell and George Werely. Friends and relatives were from Windsor, London, Tillsonburg, Brantford, St. Thomas, Detroit, Aylmer and vicinity.' [I282]
7  He was born on W½N½, L24, C4, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., ON, (later the Richard Lloyd farm). His birth announcement was in "The Aylmer Express", 6 Feb 1902, pg 6, Mt. Salem News -- 'Mr. Fred Prong wears a smile these days, it's a boy.' That same autumn, the family moved over to N½, L23, C5, Malahide Twp. [The Bakers then moved into the old house on the 4th, and it burned down on his next birthday. Annie Baker, showing a feat of strength, was able by herself to save the piano. Everything else was lost.] Following his marriage to Mabel they lived a short while with his parents, then they moved to the 4th concession, just east of the Fairview Church, where their daughter Doreen was born. Russel always enjoyed music, sang in the choir, and when he was a young man he entertained at socials and garden parties by doing impressions of Harry Lauder and his music, and many other selections. An article in "The Aylmer Express" 16 May 1929 reads as follows: 'Luton -- The Ladies Aid held a very successful Pie and Ice cream social in the church here on Friday evening. The church was well filled and the following splendid program was given, Rev. Turner as chairman. Community singing -- Solo, Russell Prong -- "Show That Fellow the Door," "Stein Song" Solo, Edythe Burkholder -- "My Rose" Trombone Solo, Donald Moss Reading, Mrs. F.E. Dunn -- "Ariminta and the Automobile" Solo, Russell Prong -- "Scotch Bell and Jerry Co." Trombone Solo, Donald Moss Solo, Shirley Benner -- "Sailing Thro' Skies of Blue" Proceeds for the evening were $24.75.' His picture appeared in the 2 Mar 1981 issue of "The St. Thomas Times Journal". Following the death of his first wife, he remarried. His obituary from "The St. Thomas Times Journal," 7 Apr 2001 reads as follows: PRONG -- 'G. Russel of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, at his late residence, in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Mabel (Fenn) Prong (1974) and the late Ruby (Johnston) Prong (2001). Dearly loved father of Doreen Baldwin of St. Thomas, Wilfred and his wife Gina Prong of Toronto and Ross and his wife Helen Prong of Forest. Predeceased by a son-in-law Ron Baldwin (1993). He was the last of his family. Loved grandfather of Bonnie Baldwin and Fred Foster, Joy and Patrick Dawdy, Lori Sloan and Doug Sand, Rhonda and Deryl, Mike and Connie Prong, Tom and Krista Prong and Doug and Tish Prong. Dear step - grandfather of Ruthanne and Mickey Wells, Ed and Barb Carter and Karen and Tim Meyer. Sadly missed by 29 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Monday morning and then to Grace United Church where funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Remembrances may be made to the Grace United Church Stain Glass Window Fund.' [I405]
8  After Leo W. Prong married, they moved from Kingsville, ON, to Tillsonburg, ON, in Apr. 1932. They stayed over night at Cora (Prong) Young's house in Aylmer, ON. That summer they stored their furniture, and lived with Murray & Josie (Prong) Laur in Richmond, Elgin Co., ON. To make the move, Leo bought a second hand Model T Ford at Kingsville, paying $450. During the summer of 1990, Evalene (Smith) & Ben Vincent came to visit from Detroit, MI. They all went over to Dorothy (Smith) & Ron Valdron's place on Millbank Dr, London, ON. An article celebrating his 90th birthday appeared in "The Aylmer Express" 19 October 1994, and reads as follows: 'Leo Prong was 90 Years Old on Thursday -- Mr. Leo Prong, Tillsonburg, celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday. He was born 13 Oct. 1904, on lot 23, concession 5, Malahide Twp., (son of Fred Prong & Louisa Moll). He attended public school at S.S. No. 9 Malahide (Anger School). He married 1924, in Kingsville, Stella Irene Winter, (daughter of Byron Winter and Bessie Arnold). Stella currently resides at Maple Manor Nursing Home. Leo moved from Kingsville to Tillsonburg in 1932, where he was a farm trade agent for Imperial Oil until his retirement in 1967. He was a long time member of the Rotary, Curling and Golf Clubs. He and Stella have enjoyed an active retirement, having traveled extensively with an Airstream trailer throughout USA and Canada. For the past twenty years they wintered in Mesa, AZ. He enjoys good health and hopes this winter will not be too long and cold. Leo is the eighth child in a family of nine: Flossie, Cora, Pearl, Josie, Edna, John, Russel of St. Thomas, Leo and Ray. He had two children: Carl D. Prong (1928 - 1990), who married Dorothy E. Pratt (daughter of Arthur Pratt and Florence Yake, Springfield) and Barbara J. Prong (1932 - 1943). Leo has three grandchildren: Brian D. Prong, Victoria, BC; Barry L. Prong, Powell River, BC; and Ben C. Prong, Los Angeles, CA. His family and friends wish him many more years of happy retirement.' His obituary in "The Tillsonburg News," November 28, 1997, pg 17, reads as follows: 'PRONG -- Leo Willis Prong of Tillsonburg, passed away at the Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg, on Wednesday, November 26, 1997, in his 94th year. Born in Elgin County on October 13, 1904, he was the son of the late Frederick Prong and Louisa (Moll) Prong. Predeceased by his wife Stella I. (Winter) Prong (1996). Surviving is one daughter-in-law Dorothy Prong of R.R. #7, Woodstock; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; on brother Russell Prong and wife Ruby of St. Thomas; one sister-in-law Olive Prong of Aylmer. Predeceased by one son Carl Prong (1990); one daughter Barbara Prong (1943) and by four sisters and two brothers. At the request of the late Leo Prong there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ostrander's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.' [I528]
9  He was born in the farmhouse on the N½ L23, C5, Malahide Twp., and lived there all of his life. He went to public school at S.S. No 9 Malahide, (a one room schoolhouse known as the Anger School) approximately 1½ mi. east of the farm. As a child he attended the Methodist Churches at Mt. Salem, Dunboyne, Luton, and Fairview. After he married, they joined the United Church in Aylmer. He was a capable, extremely hard working, innovative farmer, a credit to the community. ----- From "The Aylmer Express," 9 Sep 1926, pg 10: 'Malahide - Bayham Sunday School Had Picnic at Port Burwell -- [Held on] August 27th. Following are the winners in the sports programme: Boys 50 and under: ...Ray Prong...' From "The Aylmer Express," 16 Sep 1926, pg 8: 'Aylmer Fair Winners: The men's half mile relay race: Fuller, Hollands, Prong and Newell won first.' ----- His obituary as it appeared in "The Aylmer Express" reads as follows: 'Ray Prong - H. Ray Prong of R.R. 1, Aylmer died suddenly at St. Thomas -Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, April 30, 1977. He was 69 years of age. Mr. Prong was born in Malahide Township on September 16, 1907 and lived in the township all his life. He was a general farmer and was the son of the late Frederick Prong and the former Louisa Moll. Mr. Prong was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Aylmer. He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Anderson; two sons, Frederick Prong of Sault Ste. Marie and Ronald Prong of R.R. 5, St. Thomas; three daughters, Mrs. Jim (Betty-Lou) Ternyik of R.R. 1 Aylmer, Miss Donna-Rae Prong of Hamilton and Mrs. Larry (Lynda-Mae) Jenner of R.R. 2, Port Stanley; two brothers, Leo Prong of Tillsonburg and Russell Prong of St. Thomas; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral service was held a H.A. Kebbel Funeral Homes, Aylmer, on Tuesday, May 3, 1977, conducted by the Rev. Norman Jones of St. Paul's United Church, Aylmer. Burial was in Aylmer Cemetery.' ----- A memoriam appeared in "The Aylmer Express," April 29, 1987, and reads as follows: 'PRONG, H. Ray (1906-1977) -- In loving memory of Ray Prong who passed away ten years ago on April 30. Born and raised on Lot 23, Conc. 5, Malahide Township, he was the son of C. Frederick Prong (1864-1929) and Louisa Christina Moll (1863-1934). Sadly missed along life's way. Quietly remembered every day. No Longer in our life to share. In our hearts, he's always there. Ever remembered by his wife Olive E. Anderson Prong of Aylmer, his brothers: G. Russel Prong and wife Ruby Johnson Carter of St. Thomas, Leo W. Prong and wife Stella Winter of London, and sister-in-law; Alice Lewis (Mrs. John Prong) of Aylmer, and his children: Betty-Lou (Mrs. Jim Ternyik) of Aylmer, Donna-Rae of Hamilton, C. Frederick of North Bay, G. Ronald (wife Lynda Ann Denniss) of Sparta, and Lynda-Mae (Mrs. Larry Jenner) of Fingal. Predeceased by sister and brothers: Flossie May (1885-1886), Cora (Mrs. Bert Young (1888-1974), Pearl (Mrs. John Smith (1891-1926), Josephine (Mrs. Murray Laur (1894-1975), Edna (Mrs. Blake Hawley (1898-1950), John F. Prong (1898-1960), and sister-in-law Mabel Fenn (Mrs. Russel Prong). [I651]
10  Fred was raised on the Prong farms on L24/25/26, C1 & C2, Bayham Twp., east of Port Burwell, near the county line. These farms were operated by his father and his Uncle Henry Prong. During the year of his 12th birthday, 1876, the family moved to Malahide Twp. When he was 20, he married Louisa Moll whose parents were friends of his parents, both having emigrated from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Information from the "Assessment Rolls", Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ont, CAN: 1884-85, Charles F. Prong, C5, L12, S½, 100ac, (owned by Judson Garret); 1886, Charles F. Prong, C4, L14, ptW½, (owned by Edward Court); 1887-88, no record, (they had moved to Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., with his father's family); 1889, Frederick Prong, C5, L12, S½, (probably where Cora was born); 1890, Frederick Prong, C5, L34, ptNpt, (owned by Dr. & Mrs. Harry Mann); 1891, Frederick Prong, C5, L26, Npt, 100ac, (owned by Albert Johnson, later the Sid Humphrey farm, where Pearl was born.); 1892, John & Fred Prong, C4, L24, W½N½, 50ac; 1893-02, Frederick Prong, C4, L24, W½N½, 50ac, (Josie, Edna, John, and Russel born here.) In January 1894 he built "a fine hog house," [see "The Aylmer Express," 11 January 1894.] 1902 (fall), Fred Prong, C5, L23, N½, (where Leo & Ray were born). Information from the Canadian Census: 1891 ON, Elgin Co., Malahide Twp., Dist. c-2, pg 24: Prong C.F., 27, born Ontario, Meth, farm labourer; Louisa, 28, born Ontario, Meth; Cora, 2, born Ontario. After moving to L23, C5, Malahide Twp., (fall of 1902), Fred constructed a new barn. The first concrete silo was erected in 1911. His son Russel, who was 9 years old, led the horse to operate the pulley system for raising the concrete up to the scaffold. (His son Ray contracted a second concrete silo in 1965). On 19 Jun 1990, during a visit at the farm, Russel and Leo were telling of building the barn c.1906: "The original barn stood just northeast of the house. They took all the siding off, and moved just the frame over to the new location just east of the house. They used large wooden rollers on a plank track, then had a horse winding a capstan to move it. When the barn frame was in it's new location, it was jacked up to it's new height, (in preparation for a new foundation). They used poles leaning against the frame, to steady it. Unfortunately, there was a mare and young colt running around the area, and one of them knocked out one of the support poles. The whole barn frame collapsed into a heap of many broken beams and joists. The hired man who was inside the frame at the time, only just managed to escape. The next day, the men went to the woods and cut new logs, squared them, and used them to replace the broken beams." Information in the Methodist Church, Malahide Circuit Minute Books, 1921-1946, at U.C. Archives, Toronto, Ontario: pg 1, 9 Aug 1921, C.F. Prong member of the board; pg 7, 9 May 1923, C.F. Prong member of the board of stewards, along with E. Whitcroft, Brown, McConnell, Hawley, Percey, & Lightfoot. Recording steward is Mr. Prong. Mrs. Prong elected as district visitor; pg 9, 1922, Sunday School Committee for Mt. Salem includes: Mrs. John Hawley, Mrs. Prong & T. Bingham; pg 11, 8 Aug 1922, Russel Prong elected steward for Mt. Salem, and Mr. Prong elected to the pulpit committee; pg 15, 6 Feb 1923, Those present at the Quarterly Meeting includes Russel Prong and C.F. Prong; pg 16, 8 May 1923, Fourth regular meeting of the Quarterly Board, C.F. Prong elected delegate to the district meeting, R. Prong elected as district visitor, Mrs. Prong & Mrs. J. Hawley elected to the Mt. Salem Sunday School Committee; pg 87, Fred Prong remained on the board until his death in 1929. The last meeting that he attended was 9 April 1929, 8:00 PM, Rev. Theo R. Turner chairman. Fred and Louisa were both very active in church life. They both sang in the choir. Louisa was a Sunday School teacher, and Fred was S.S. superintendent for many years. He was often a delegate to district meetings, organizing and chairing many of the sessions. He was also a leader in the Epworth League. Information from "The Aylmer Express", 11 January 1894, pg 5: Mount Salem -- Fred Prong is putting up a fine hog house. 12 Dec 1901, pg 5: The Epworth League Rally - The officers for the ensuing year: Pres., Rev. R. Hicks, Dunboyne; Vice Pres., Mrs. J. Cohoon, Calton; Rec. Sec., J.A. McTaggart, Dunboyne; Cor. Sec., Miss L. Collenson, Grovesend; Treas., F. Prong, Mt. Salem. 5 Mar 1903, pg 1, Report of the Epworth League of Malahide, mentions F. Prong. Fred was a member of Court Seville No. 428, C.O.F. More information from "The Aylmer Express", 24 Dec 1903, pg 7, Summers Corners News -- 'The election of officers at Court Seville No 428, resulted as follows: CR, C. Travis; VC, H. Miller; RSec., C.F. Prong: FSec., W.E. Leeson; SrW, L.E. Dancey; JrW, J. Newell; SrB, Geo. Roy; JrB, W.H. Baxter ; Auditor, S.B. Harper. 16 January 1913, pg 2, c3: Seville News -- 'The members of Court Seville No. 428, C.O.F. accompanied by their wives .... installation of officers ... Chaplain, C.F. Prong.' He liked to entertain at the community hall (the old Seville Quaker Church), by singing in a quartet made up of himself, and sons Russel, Leo, & Ray. One song they sang was "The Bull Dog on the Bank and the Bull Frog in the Pool". Accompaniment on the piano was played by Gladys Ramsay, P.S. Teacher at S.S. No. 9. (She boarded with the Prongs.) Fred was also a violin player. And yet more information from "The Aylmer Express", 5 Jun 1902, Malahide Twp Council Accounts, C.F. Prong, work, $24.00; 14 May 1903, C.F. Prong, work on grader, $30.00, work Truman Gully, $38.31; 4 Jun 1903, C.F. Prong, work on grader, $67.80; 6 Aug 1903, C.F. Prong, repairing bridge, $9.00; work on grader, $7.50. As reported in "The Aylmer Express", 4 January 1912, pg 2, c 1: Fairview News -- 'At the annual school meeting Mr. Fred Prong was elected to the office of school trustee.' Fred's death is recorded in the United Church Malahide Circuit Register. Rev. Theo R. Turner was the officiating minister at his funeral which took place from the family farm home. He was buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Luton, where his parents are buried. The sympathy of the communities of Malahide Township were expressed in "The Aylmer Express," 25 April 1929, as follows: 'Summers Corners -- everyone was shocked to hear of the illness and death of Mr. Fred Prong. He will be greatly missed by all and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family.' 'Fairview -- The community was shocked last Saturday morning to hear of the death of Mr. Fred Prong. He lived here for a number of years and at one time was superintendent of the Sunday School. His family have the sympathy of the community.' His obituary in "The Aylmer Express" 25 April 1929, reads as follows: 'Fred C. Prong Passes - Was Prominent Man in South Malahide - 'Frederick Charles Prong, a prominent farmer of Malahide Township, died Friday evening, the result of a paralytic stroke which he suffered while at his usual work on Thursday. He had not been in good health for several months. Deceased was in his 65th year and was born in Bayham Township, but for nearly forty years has been engaged in farming near Mt. Salem. He was a staunch Conservative and took an active part in municipal affairs. He is past President of the Elgin Trustees Association; was president of the Malahide and Bayham Telephone Co.; was active in Temperance work in East Elgin; was Superintendent of the Mount Salem United Church Sunday School for many years and an active worker in the church. He is survived by his widow and four sons and three daughters, John of the 8th concession Malahide; Russell of the 4th concession; Leo, of Windsor; Ray, at home; Mrs. Bert Young [Cora], Aylmer; Mrs. Murray Laur [Josie], Bayham; Mrs. Blake Hawley [Edna], 3rd concession. Also by one sister, Mrs. Henry Harvey [Matilda], of Sandwich, Ont. 'The funeral was held at the home of the deceased on Monday, April 22nd, at 2 p.m. He was a man whose influence for good was felt throughout the whole township. His activity in various branches of the Church's work in East Elgin has been deeply appreciated by all with whom he has been associated. In a public way his loss will be most keenly felt on the Malahide charge of the United Church, especially at Mt. Salem where he had been devoted to Sunday Scholl work for many years, acting as Superintendent and Bible Class teacher. He was always behind the good work of the community, standing for all that was worthy and just. His character was uplifting. Generous in spirit, faithful to his church, he was a trusted friend, honoured and beloved by all who knew him. The high esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the great number of people who came to pay their last respects. 'The following were the floral tributes: From the family, husband and father; Mrs. Elizabeth Watt, Miss Olive Anderson, Mr. Roiser, Mr. & Mrs. Angus Miller, Mr. & Mrs. George, Brother, Mr. & Mrs. John Smith and family, Mt. Salem Ladies Aid and Sunday School, School Children of S.S. No. 9, Bayham and Malahide Telephone Co., County Executive of Elgin County, Malahide Township O.R.E.C. 'The pall bearers were, Solon Baughman, John Hawley, George Baker, Philip Learn, George Laidlaw and Elgin Laidlaw. 'Friends and relatives present were from Summers Corners, Mt. Salem, Grovesend, Dunboyne, Luton, Kingsmill, Copenhagen, Orwell, Aylmer, Glencolin, Fairview, Richmond, St. Thomas, Windsor, Detroit, Galt, Rodney, London, Corinth, Hespler, Welland, Port Burwell, Nilestown, and Port Stanley. Rev. Turner officiated, assisted by Rev. Shaw. A duet was rendered by Mrs. James Hawley and George Mott. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in the neighbourhood, between sixty-five and seventy autos followed the remains to their last resting place at Luton Cemetery.' Fred died intestate. His estate was divided amongst his wife Louisa Christina, his children: Cora Young, Josephine Laur, Edna Hawley, John Frederick Prong, George Russel Prong, Leo Willis Prong, Horace Ray Prong, and the grandchildren (family of Pearl Prong Smith): Lyle Smith, Kenneth Gordon Smith, Horace Ray Smith and Evalene Louise Smith. The estate included a 1928 Closed Coupe Chev. The administrators were Horace Ray Prong (son) and Angus Miller (nephew). [I17699]
11  Some items from "The Aylmer Express": 16 Mar 1922, Mt. Salem -- Mrs. Fred Prong has returned from a trip to Brantford. 5 Aug 1926, Mt. Salem -- Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Prong and Miss Sophia Moll of London spent Friday of last week with Mr. & Mrs. Will Liddle of Jaffa..... Miss Sophia Moll has returned to London after spending a few days with Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Prong. 14 Apr 1927, Mt. Salem -- Mrs. C.F. Prong does not improve as fast as her many friends wish. 21 Apr 1927, Mt. Salem -- Mrs. Prong was confined to her bed again last week, through illness. It was this year, 1927, that her son Russell was married, and within a few years her youngest son Ray was married. She then lived with her daughter Cora for a few years in Aylmer prior to her death. Her health continued to fail after her husband Fred died. Her obituary in "The Aylmer Express" 27 July 1934, reads as follows: 'MRS. LOUISA PRONG PASSES IN AYLMER - Highly esteemed resident of Mount Salem district, Louisa Prong, widow of Charles F. Prong who died five years ago, passed away this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Burton Young, John Street North, after a long illness in her 74th year. She was a native of Harrisburg, but had lived on the 5th concession of Malahide since her marriage. Mrs. Prong was held in the highest regard by all and was a very active worker for the organizations of the Mt. Salem United Church. 'Left to mourn her death are three daughters, Mrs. Burton Young [Cora], Mrs. Murray Laur [Josie] of Richmond and Mrs. Blake Hawley [Edna] of Mt. Salem, four sons; John and Ray of Malahide, Russel of Aylmer, and Leo of Tillsonburg, two sisters; Mrs. Mary Clay of Philadelphia and Mrs. Thomas Legg of Galt, and four brothers; George Moll of London, Lewis Moll of Welland, John Moll of Niagara Falls and Frank Moll of Alberta [sic Manitoba]. 'Funeral service will be held at the home of Mrs. Young on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. H.F. Kennedy officiating, interment will be in Luton Cemetery.' [I5094]
12  Jürgen Heinrich Prange was generally known in Canada as John Prong. John was the youngest child in a family of 11 children. He had a twin brother Friedrich Joachim, who died in 1830 at the age of 14 days. John attended parochial school in Baumgarten, where he was confirmed in 1845 (the year that his father died). [Baumgarten is a farm-village in Mecklenburg Schwerin, near the town of Bützow, northeast Germany.] As a young man, he left that area, and eventually met his future wife who lived only a short distance away, in the neighbouring farm-village of Kurzen Trechow. There, their first child was born in 1856, and died in 1857, just a few days short of his first birthday. John 28, and his wife 24, then determined to emigrate to Canada where his older brother Hans Heinrich Prange (Henry Prong) was living. They boarded on 15 July 1858 the steam ship "HAMMONIA" at Hamburg. Traveling via Southampton, England, they were amongst the 405 fellow passengers to arrive in New York, on July 31st. Upon leaving New York, they proceeded to Paris, Brant County, Canada West, (now Ontario), to join his brother Henry and family. It is likely they traveled on the New York Central Railway, to Niagara Falls, NY, thence to Paris, via the Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway, a journey of about two days. The John Prong and Henry Prong families lived together for their first few years in Canada. The men worked for the Laycock Sawmill in Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., west of Paris. One can imagine that it was their wages from the sawmill which allowed them, with hard work and perseverance, to prosper in Canada. The first known record of John's life in Canada, can be found in the registers of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Ont, Vol. 2, pg 82, item 61, dated 19 Sep 1859. Here his name is recorded in German as Jürgen Prange, father of Sophia, (their second child and first daughter). His residence is given as Paris, Ontario, and his birthplace is given as Baumgarten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. This key information allowed the writer to connect to the German records, and thus to discover information of the life and ancestors of both John and his wife Henrietta. By January 1861, census time, John and family had moved to Houghton Twp., Norfolk Co., living in the vicinity of the village of Cultus (previously known as the Laycock Settlement). They are listed with the Henry Prong family as labourers at the Laycock Sawmill located on Lot 5, Concession 5, the property of a Mrs. Dickinson. It is apparent from the record that there was a communications problem with the 1861 census taker, as the Prong brother's wives names are both listed as Mary, [sic], and John's surname is given as "Palm". There are several other German families listed amongst the labourers at the sawmill, e.g. Friedrich Bluhm and wife Sophia Lüss (both emigrants from Mecklenburg-Schwerin) whose relatives also lived in the Elgin-Norfolk County area, and intermarried with the Prange [Prong] family. Both John and Henry soon tired of work in a sawmill, and decided to return to life on the farm, the occupation of their ancestors. In 1862, John's brother Henry had moved his family to Bayham Twp., just east of Port Burwell, on Lake Erie. John's family location is not well known, however in 1864 he is listed with his brother on the Bayham Twp. Militia Rolls. In 1866 he is listed as living at Lot 5, Concession 1, Houghton Twp., about a kilometer north of the village of Hemlock, according to "The 1867 Gazetteer & Directory of Norfolk Co." John's family was increasing, and it is about this time that the two families were able to live in separate homes. He worked the remainder of his life as a tenant farmer on various farms in Bayham Twp. and Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., with the exception of a few years in Plympton Twp., Lambton Co. Information from the Census of Ontario: ----- 1861: Norfolk Co., Houghton Twp., pg 12; John Palm (sic), labourer, b. Germany, 32; Mary (sic) Palm (sic), b. Germany, 26; Sofia, b. Canada, 2, 1871: Elgin Co., Bayham Twp., Dist. c-1, pg 22; Prong John, 41, b Germany, Ch. of Eng.; Henryetta, 36, Germany, Ch. of Eng.; Sophia, 12, ON; Almina 9, ON; Frederick, 7, ON; William, 4, ON; Matilda, 3, ON. 1891: Elgin Co., Malahide Twp., Dist. c-1, pg 33; Prong John, 60, b Germany, Presb, farmer; Heneretta, 56, Germany; Pace Sarah [grand daughter], 14, 1901: Elgin Co., Malahide Twp., Dist. c-2, pg 15; Prong, John, b 22 Oct 1830, 70, Ger, year of emigration reported as 1858. Information from the "Assessment Rolls", Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., ON, CAN: ----- 1864: John Prong, on Militia Roll, 2nd class, in association with Henry Prong, & Frederick, C2, N½L25; 1871: John Prong, 41, Tenant, C2, N½L25, School Section #5; (land owner Samuel McCurdy, Vienna.) 1872-75: John Prong, 42, Tenant, C2, CentreL25, 56ac, School Section #5; (land owner Samuel McCurdy, Vienna.) In 1872, Frederick Bluhm (Bloom) was renting the neighbouring fields. Information from the "Assessment Rolls", Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., ON, CAN: ----- 1876-81: John Prong, Tenant, C6, S½L16, 100ac, (owned by Albert Miller); 1882-85: John Prong, Tenant, C5, SptN½L11, also C5, L13, E½N½, and C5, L14, WptN½, 100ac total (all owned by Lewis Van Patter). In 1883 his daughter Annie Prong married Clinton Miller, and they lived on the farm S½ L16, C6 of Malahide Twp. Information from the "Assessment Rolls", Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., ON, pg 47: ----- 1886: John Prong, farmer, Tenant, 54, address Forest, S.S. #18, wheat, ½ ac orchard and garden, 1 dog, 6 cattle, 2 hogs, 2 horses, total value $3100. Dated Mar 6th 1886; 1887: John Prong, farmer, Tenant, 55, address Forest, S.S. #18, and his son Frederick Prong, farmer, 22, C13, L25, W½, 100 ac. 70 ac cleared, 30 ac woodlands, 15 ac fall wheat, 1 ac orchard and garden, 8 cattle, 3 hogs, 4 horses, total value $3150. Dated April 1887. John's son, Charles Frederick had married in 1885, and moved with his father to Lambton Co. This is the first time that Charles Frederick appears on the rolls. John's daughter Matilda married Henry Harvey there in 1886. His daughter Sarah Henrietta married Harry Griffin there in 1888, and was given a bible signed John Prong, Lambton Co. Information from the "Assessment Rolls", Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., ON, CAN: ----- 1888-96: John Prong, Freeholder, C5, ptSptL18, ½ac, (where they lived) and Tenant, C5, SptL18/19/20, & C5 NptL21, 220ac total, all owned by John McCausland, Reeve, Councillor, County Treasurer, living in St. Thomas, ON, CAN; 1892-03: John Prong, Freeholder, C4, NptL24, 50ac, (where the family lived until they moved to C5, L23 N½, 114ac). An item from the "The Aylmer Express", 29 May 1902, pg 1, Mount Salem News: Mr. J. Prong had a slight stroke of paralysis on Sunday morning last (25 May 1902). John died at the home of his son Charles Frederick, N½ L23, C5, Malahide Twp. He had lived over 49 years in his adopted country, and had worked all his life as a tenant farmer, very similar to the life of his ancestors in Mecklenburg. The funeral was from the house, the officiating minister was Rev. J.A. McKelvey, Methodist Minister. [I4231]
13  Her name appears in various records as Minna, Friederike, Henrietta or Henrika. Nevertheless, she was known by her nieces and nephews in Canada as "Aunt Rigger", which leads one to speculate that she used the name Rika, as some German born women do/did. The witnesses at her baptism were Wilhl. Quandt, Henriette Bolbuck, and Sophia Kröplin, all from Kurzen Trechow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She was 24 when she emigrated from Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany with her husband in 1858 (see his notes). The family story is that Henrietta was an orphan, when she came to Canada West (now Ontario). This story has been proven correct as her mother had died 15 years before, and her father 9 years before. Her two sisters had also died, and ironically her only brother Carl died in May 1859, shortly after Henrietta had borne her first child Sophia, in Canada. One wonders if Henrietta knew about the death of her brother, the only other member of her immediate family. She was a farmwife, and lived about 45 years in Canada, mainly in Bayham and Malahide Townships. She had eight children, six of whom lived to be adults, married and had children of their own. She was predeceased by her two eldest daughters, Sophia Pace, and Louisa Watt. Her obituary in "The Aylmer Express", 15 Sep 1898, pg 1, reads as follows: "About 2 o'clock on Friday morning last, Sept. 9th, Henrietta, wife of Mr. John Prong, died very suddenly at her home on the 4th concession of Malahide. She was in her usual health the day before and attended to her duties about the house without any warning of the approaching blow. About 1 o'clock in the morning she complained of great pain, and Mr. Prong did what he could to relieve her, and wanted to go for the physician, but she would not listen to it, as she said she would soon be all right again, as she had been bothered the same way before. She apparently got easier for a time, but passed away about 2 o'clock. Mrs. Prong was an exemplary Christian woman, a great favorite with all who knew her, and her loss will be felt keenly, not only by the bereaved husband and family, but also by many friends and acquaintances, with whom she was associated in this section for the past twenty-three years. The children are all grown up, viz: Fred at home; Mrs. Henry Griffin and Mrs. Clinton Miller, of Malahide; and Mrs. Henry Harvey, of Petrolia. The funeral services were held in the Centreville church on Sunday last and were largely attended, an appropriate sermon being preached by the Rev. W.H. Anderson, of Knox church. Deceased was in her 65th year." [I4354]
14  The Moll family emigrated from Mecklenburg Schwerin Germany to Canada West (now Ontario) in 1844. They were on the same boat as the Lüss family. The story of the crossing as told by their grand niece, Janet Liddle Crosby, is that a shipwreck occurred, they were forced into life rafts, and that that is where John Frederick Moll met Louisa Sophia Lüss. A similar story is told by Lucy Belle Millen Bridgwater, that her great grandmother Lüss strapped feather beds together to form the life raft. A son and grandson in the Lüss family were lost at sea. John was living in Preston, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., working as a wagon maker, when he married in 1854. They moved immediately to Paris, Brant Co., ON, and lived there until 1876. He was a witness at the baptism of his niece Mary Bloom, 22 Jun 1856 in Paris. He worked for the Wellington, Grey & Bruce Railway as carpenter, advancing to foreman of the bridge carpenters crew. (The Wellington, Grey & Bruce Railway was eventually taken over by the Grand Trunk Railway.) John's career spanned more than twenty five years. In 1876 he moved his family to Harrisburg, where on 12 Nov 1877 he purchased for $80 some property, from Admiral Nelson Vrooman, owner of the area where Harrisburg developed. The deed to this property is Inst. No. 3332 in the Land Registry Office in Brantford, ON. He lived there until his death following several years as an invalid. ----- From the Paris Historical Society Records: Register of King's Ward Elementary School Pupils. This school was located at the corner of Charlotte & Broadway Sts., next to the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Paris Ontario. Sophia Moll: 1865/66/67/69/70; Mary Moll: 1865/68/69; Charles Moll : 1865/66/67/68/69/70; John Moll: 1866/67/69/70; Louisa Moll: 1870/71/72; Annie Moll: 1870/71/72; George Moll: 1871/72/76. ----- From the "Assessment Rolls", Town of Harrisburg: 1884/85/86/87, John Moll, Carpenter, L1, C1; 1888, John Moll, Carpenter, Ontario St., Block H; 1889/91/92, Louisa Moll, 246 Ont. St.; 1895, Lewis Moll, Block F, House 16; 1898/89, Frank Moll, 22, Labourer, Block M16. ----- From the Church Register for United Church, Copetown Circuit, 1865-85, held at UC Archives, Toronto, Ont. This Circuit includes Troy, Copetown, Brock Road, Lynden, Flamborough and Salem. Class Members: 1876, John Moll, George Moll, Mary Moll and Sophia Moll; 1877, John Moll, George Moll, Annie Moll and Louisa Moll (Annie and Louisa on trial); 1880, George Moll (scratched out), Annie Moll and Louisa Moll; 1883, Annie Moll and Louisa Moll; 1884, Annie Moll and Louisa Moll. ----- From the Minute Book for Harrisburg Methodist Cemetery Trustee Committee, held at UC Troy, Rev. J.G. Foote Chairman: 1888: "On 16 Oct 1888, Mrs. Moll paid $16 for plot in the Methodist Cemetery where her husband John was buried in July." ----- His obituary from "The Weekly Expositor," Brantford, 3 August 1888, reads as follows: 'Mr. John Moll of Harrisburg, late foreman of the bridge carpenters on W. G. & B. Railway, was buried at Harrisburg on Tuesday. He had been an invalid for a couple of years. He was in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway for over a quarter of a century and was well respected.' [I1]
15  In 1901 when the census was taken she reported immigrating to Canada in 1844, but on the 1911 census she reported 1852. Family tradition indicates that she came with her brothers and sisters and probably parents. The story of the crossing as told by Janet Liddle Crosby is that there were at least two brothers. The ship floundered at sea, and a brother with son were lost. The Moll family were also aboard, and Louisa met her future husband in the life raft. In her later years, Louisa suffered from arthritis, and prior to her death was confined to a wheelchair. In 1911 at the time of the census, she was living in Galt with her daughter Annie Legg and family. ----- Her obituary in "The Brantford Expositor" 17 August 1914, reads as follows: 'Harrisburg: The remains of the late Mrs. John Moll, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. Kyte [sic Legg] of Galt, after a lingering illness, was brought here for burial on the arrival of the 12 o'clock train from Galt to the Methodist Cemetery.' [I17082]
16  His baptism record names his father, but not his mother. According to the 1819 census, he moved from Qualitz to Baumgarten about 1798, when he was 17. It seems that after his death in Baumgarten in 1845, his sons left Baumgarten, as there are no further mention of them in the church records. [I508]
17  When she was born her father's occupation was Hauswirth, a farm labourer who owned a small house with a little garden. When her father died (1814) Maria's reported age was 25. [I509]
18  He moved around the area of his birth. At his first marriage (1815), he is described as being from Katelbogen. When he married the second time (1817), he was from the nearby village of Gralow, also where is first daughter was born. Later he moved to Trepsow and Kurzen Trechow, where he died. [I12025]
19  In some records her name is shown as Henrica Helena, and in others, Henriette. The name used here is from both her birth and death record. The witnesses at her baptism were Johann Wangelin, Lena Block(en), and Joachim Thier. At her death she was survived by her husband and 4 children. [I12027]
20  He was 6 years old when his father died. [I13792]
21  In addition to mayor of Baumgarten, he was also Kirchenjurat, a member of the church committee, (church elder or steward). [I533]
22  He and his wife are the earliest known ancestors on this branch of the family. No details of their lives have yet been found. [I12045]
23  At the time of his marriage he was a labourer in Harmshagen. [I13797]
24  At the time of her marriage she was living in Harmshagen. [I13798]
25  Although her death record indicated she was aged 74 when she died, I have chosen to indicate 64, as this makes her age when her children were born to be more reasonable. Alternately, one could simply disregard the death record as being that of an other individual. [I13599]
26  He was a godparent at the baptism of Johann Friederich Ode on 11 Nov 1757 and also of Johann Jochim Ode on 22 Dec 1761, sons of Johann Ode, in Qualitz. On 28 Jul 1767 he witnessed the baptism of Christian Friederich Gallin in Qualitz. It was from this latter record that the name Christian appears in association with Johann Prange, and hence was added to his name. [I12126]
27  A study of the early records in the region west of Bützow is being undertaken. The villages of Qualitz, Baumgarten, Rühn, Kurzen Trechow, Schlemmin, Katelbogen, and Zernin all are mentioned in the records. Unfortunately, the early records are often incomplete or do not indicate the relationships of the various family members. The occupations and localities are however an indication, and thus the family units have been reconstructed. There is no doubt that errors are included, however, the research efforts continue. Assistance and/or comments would be appreciated. [I12124]
28  She is a witness at the baptism on 15 Jul 1755, of Maria Dorothea Ode, daughter of Johann Ode of Qualitz. This is the first mention of the surname Prange in the Qualitz church register. There is no 'proof' of her relationship to the rest of the family, as shown here. [I12125]
29  He lived in Gehöft (Section) No. 3 of the village of Schlemmin, where he became mayor in 1744. The Pierstorff family held the mayor's position until after 1832. [I12957]
30  He predeceased the birth of his last child Albrecht by about 3 weeks, and his father, Michel, died about 7 weeks later. [I12976]
31  The spelling of the surname varies: PIERSTORP, PIRSTORFF, PIRSTORP. [I13180]
32  She had a previous partner. [I13181]
33  Sometime between 1707 and 1713 he became mayor of Bischofshagen. [I13248]
34  Her maiden name in the record is very hard to read, Wiegorss??, which I think is Wiegeman or Wiegmann. The date of the marriage is late as compared to the birth of their 1st child. [I13249]
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