| May 21, 1868, Mr. Strong married Emma A., daughter of Solomon A. and Mary (Vier) Gorgas, the latter a native of France, who came to Ohio when twelve years old. Mr. Gorgas was a
pioneer hardware merchant in Shelbyville and a man of the highest rank in all the walks of life. Mr.
and Mrs. Strong became the parents of two children: Frank G., now his father's partner, married
Emma Schroeder, of Shelbyville; Ursule, the only daughter, married Rev. B. M. Nyce, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church in Muncie, Indiana and has two sons. During the Civil war Mr. Strong
enlisted in Company I, Forty-fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Albert Heath, and Col.
Hugh B. Reed. He enlisted when sixteen years old and was discharged for sickness.|
He is a member of the Dumont Post, No. 18, Grand Army of the Republic, and also belongs to the Masons, having taken degrees in the lodge, chapter, council and Baldwin Commandery, Knights Templar. He is a director of the Union Building and Loan Association, and was its first treasurer. At one time he served as a member of the City Council from the Second ward, though his tastes have never run in the direction of politics. The family are members of the Presbyterian church.