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. Jennie Amey.
     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.