Page 741-742, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


C. G. Amlong, a prominent farmer and stockman of Hickory township is a native of Ohio. He was born in Youngstown in 1854, and is a son of James and Mary Amlong, natives of Pennsylvania. The family came to Kansas and located in Butler county in 1886. C. G. bought 160 acres of land in Hickory township. The parents spent the remainder of their lives in Kansas. The father was a Presbyterian minister and preached his first sermon at Hickory Center in the school house. He died in 1905, and his wife passed away in 1910. They were the parents of four children, as follows: C. G., the subject of this sketch; L. W., Braidentown, Fla.; Mrs. Myrtes Young, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Wilda Thorp, Winfield, Kans.

C. G. Amlong has made farming the chief occupation of his life, and in recent years has met with well merited success. When he began farming on the home place in Hickory township, the land was unbroken. He lievd[sic] in a two-roomed house at first and had a hard struggle against adverse conditions. He worked for fifty cents per day and stacked grain for a dollar per day. During the first few years crop conditions were bad and he did not produce enough from his farm to live on, and feed his horses and cattle, but the family managed to get along from the little income from butter, eggs and chickens and with the money that he earned at whatever work he could find to do. Finally prosperity came and for a number of years he has been one of the well-to-do men of Butler county. He raises cattle extensively, as well as following general farming.

Mr. Amlong was united in marriage in 1875, to Miss Idelia Scroggy, a daughter of Israel and Martha Scroggy, of Iowa. The father was a


native of New Jersey and the mother of Illinois, and the latter was a relative of the late General Bragg, of Civil war fame. Mrs. Amlong has three brothers living, as follows: Frank Scroggy, Waterloo, Iowa; Butler Scroggy, Wichita, Kans., and Mark Scroggy, Waterloo, Iowa. To Mr. and Mrs. Amlong have been born the following children: Mrs. Rose Bereman, Leavenworth, Kans.; Mrs. Martha Hall, Rosalia, Kans.; Mrs. Oral McQuirk, Zeal, S. D., and Harry, Latham, Kans. The girls have all been school teachers and the son is at home, associated with his father in the conduct of the home place.

Mr. Amlong is a Republican and for a number of years was active in the councils of that party, and seldom missed attending a convention. He was never too busy to get on his horse and "round up the boys" at election time. His home is known far and wide as one of the hospitable places of Butler county, and is not only a home for preachers but for politicians, as well, and one is just as welcome as the other.

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