Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
EDWARD F. STANG resides about
four miles northwest from Moscow and is engaged in farming. He owns
one quarter section of fine wheat land and cultivates one entire section.
He came to this country about five years since, with very limited means,
and is now the owner of the land above mentioned, a good many improvements,
a band of cattle, and sixteen horses. He also has plenty of equipments
for his farm work, besides other property. All this has been gained
in the Big Bend country through his labors and wise management.
E. F. Stang was born at Lemon, Wyoming county,
Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1867, the son of William and Catherine (Leipham)
Stang, natives of Germany. They came to the United States when young
and the father followed cabinet making and carpentering until his death,
on the farm in Wyoming county, Pennsylvania. The mother still resides
there. Our subject was reared in his native county and there received
a good education. His first work in life was on a farm and later
he operated as teamster. In the spring of 1899, he came on
west from Pennsylvania to Lincoln county, Washington and the same summer
purchased the land that he now owns. He has given himself entirely
to farming and stock raising since coming here and has labored with energy
which has brought about excellent results. He expects soon to erect
a tasty residence upon his land and otherwise improve it. Mr. Stang
has the following brothers and sisters, William H., Richard J., Mrs. Pena
Thompson, George P., Mrs. Lena Brown, Mrs. Mary Bush, Louis P., and Mrs.
At Skinner's Eddy, in Wyoming county, Pennsylvania,
on March 3, 1897, Mr. Stang married Miss Eva Carney. Her parents
are Daniel and Sabina (Leipham) Carney. The father was born on June
20, 1824 at Carney Flats, Pennsylvania, where his ancestors had resided
for over one hundred years. He died on December 1, 1896. The
mother was born in Wyoming county, Pennsylvania, and is now residing at
Davenport, in Lincoln county. She has one brother, J. F. Carney,
who lives in Davenport. Mr. Stang has shown himself a first class
citizen, progressive and public minded and is always interested in the
welfare and improvement of the country.