Susanna Sowash DeLong

Susanna Sowash was probably born about 1757 in Rockland Township, Berks County, PA. 

She married Henry DeLong about 1774, probably in DeLongs Church, also known as Maxatawney/Bowers/Christ Church.  There are many DeLongs in the early church records and even multiple Henry and Susanna DeLongs.

The family seems to have gone to Berkeley County, Virginia (now WV) with her brothers and sisters during the 1780's. Soash_4644

Some descendants of Henry & Susanna moved to OH.   

Susanna was listed in her father Henry's 7 May 1795 will which was proven in 1799.  Soash_294

If this Henry DeLong was the son of Henry DeLong Sr, then he died after his father Henry DeLong Sr's 1809 will.  There is much information on Find a Grave but much of it is conflicting, and there are many errors.  See also Soash_4644  There seems to be no conclusive proof on the parents of Henry DeLong, wife of Susanna Sowash.

Known children:

Daughter Maria Margretha DeLong was  born 28 Aug 1775 in Berks County.  She was baptized at DeLongs Church on 10 Sep 1775 with Peter DeLong and Catherine Sowash as sponsors.  Catherine was Susanna's sister.  Soash_4643

Daughter Margaret DeLong was born 2 Jun 1777 in Berks County.  She was baptized at DeLongs Church on 3 Aug 1777.  Sponsors were Daniel Sawatsch and Margaret DeLong.  Daniel was Susanna's brother.  Daniel married a Margaret, and this baptismal record has long fueled speculation that Daniel married Margaret DeLong, a possible sister to Henry.  However, there is no proof of this connection.  Soash_4643

Son John George DeLong was born 2 Aug 1779 in Berks County.  He was baptized at DeLongs Church on 26 Sep 1779.  Sponsors were Henry and Esther Sowatch, the grandparents.  Soash_4643

Son George DeLong was born in 1798.  With another son named George, it would seem that son John George (b 1779) died young.  This George DeLong died 17 Aug 1871 in Iowa.  He was buried in Seay Cemetery in Monroe, IA.  Soash_4819   Ancestry site Membership required.  Thanks to Rita Filler for this link.   This line has DNA matches with descendants of both Susanna's sister Maria Catharina Sowash Gaumer and her brother Daniel Sowash.

Probably but unproven children Soash_4820:

Andrew DeLong was born 6 Dec 1785 and died 2 Jul 1841 in Ohio.  He was buried in Strumpf Cemetery in Pickaway County, OH.

Jacob DeLong was born 9 Feb 1788 in Berks County, PA.  A Jacob DeLong was an early resident of Ross County, OH.  He died 24 May 1868 in Auglaize County, Ohio.  He was buried in Saint Matthew Cemetery in Lima, OH. 

Henry Koenig DeLong Sr was born 9 Jun 1794 in Berks County, PA.  He died 23 Jan 1868 in Ross County, OH.  He was buried in Belleview Cemetery in Adelphi, OH.  Soash_4820

Lydia Elizabeth (DeLong) was born about Feb 1798.  She was said to have married David Stepleton.