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The LONG Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on LONG. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Five books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with this family. They are Dorothy Dorman's History of George and Annie Emenhizer Long and Family, George Ernest and Margaret W. Long's John Long of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Some of His Descendants, John Owens' Owen, Long, Wantz, Krouse and Related Families, Lois Wilkins' Portrait of a Church: A Story of the Long Family of Livonia, New York and, 75th Reunion of the Long Family Association of Livonia, New York, Sunday, August 5, 1984.

There are 46 different first-name entries for Long in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the Long name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with the following persons (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: GEORGE W. Long (b. 1833, s/o Jacob and Ann VanHorn); JOHN D. Long (b. 1837, s/o George and Mary Deck); THOMAS W. Long (b. 1828, s/o Isaac and Catharine Wolf); and, WILLIAM Long (b. 1816, s/o Joseph Andrew and Margaret Kuntz).

And, now, your ancestors' Long neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

William, 45, roller--29 Reynolds Avenue
	Mary E.
	John 20
	Blanche E.
	Logan 10
	Debra M.
	Edith J.
	John Sr. 66
	Mary E.

In BOGGS Township:

Edward S., 49, gardener--Milesburg
	Isabella
	Albert C. 14
	Ettie E.
	Aaron 6

In COLLEGE Township:

Lewis E., 49, merchant--Lemont
	Sarah A.
	Harry H. 11

In CURTIN Township:

George, 31, laborer--Roland
	Annie O.
	Alfred C. 8
	Warren I. 6
	Keturah M.
	Mary M.

In GREGG Township:

Aaron, 39, farmer--Farmer's Mills
Barbara--Penn Hall
	Kate L.
Charles P., 24, merchant--Spring Mills
	Barbara L.
	Eleanor
	Mabel
Daniel, 42, farmer--Farmer's Mills
	Sarah J.
	Hiram J. 16
	Bertha J. D.
	Carrie L.
	Harry P. 2
Jesse, 42, hotel keeper--Farmers Mills
	Margaret
John D., 53, grain dealer--Spring Mills
	Mary A.
	George
	Harry 22
	Philip P. 19
	Susan
	Ida
	Franklin A. 12
Levi, 62, retired--Spring Mills
Samuel, 48, laborer--Madisonburg
Samuel M., 35, farmer--Spring Mills
	Helen
	Florence S.
	George K. 8
	Mary 
	John 70
	Mary
	John A. 30
	Charles B. 6
	John L. 8

In HAINES Township:

Alfred, 38, laborer--Fiedler
	Amanda C.
	Heston F. 9
	Lydia E.
Samuel, 42, laborer--Poe Mills
	Julia
	Jacob F. 7
	John C. 5
	Mabel E.

In HARRIS Township:

Andrew I., 38, farmer--Linden Hall
	Harriet
	John I. 10
	Martha E.
	Anna
Effie--Boalsburg
	Herman E. 11
Jacob E., 20, laborer--Linden Hall
	Sarah
	Eddie

In HOWARD Borough:

George, 60, mason
	Annie R.
Jacob, 64, forgeman
	Caroline
Jacob Z., 62, speculator
	Kate M.
	William M. 22
	Bertha E.
	Elsie K.
	Clyde Z. 15
	Sarah A.
R. P., 44, merchant
	Rosetta J.
W. H., 28, miller
	Elma
	Arthur 4
	George 2
William, 30, mason
	Nettie
	James 71
	Harry 8
	James 4
	Bernard 1

In HOWARD Township:

Conrad, 68, merchant miller--Howard
	Anna
Theodore A., 41, manufacturer--Howard
	Mary J.
	Susan J.
	Emma
	Benjamin F. 16
	Joseph A. 14
	Anna M.
	Jeremiah E. 9
	Robert P. 7
	Theodore A. 2

In LIBERTY Township:

George W., 55, coal dealer--Blanchard
	Jane E.
	Charles 21
	Elery J. 16
	Minnie
	Joseph 8
James T., 38, laborer--Blanchard
	Mollie
	Joseph 14
	William P. 12
	Jennie
	Frederick 3
	Harvey T. 3 mos.

In MARION Township:

David S., 38, laborer--Walker
	Jane C.
	Ellen M.
	Susanna 
	Bessie M.
	William H. 7
	Nancy J.
	George E. 2
William H., 54, farmer--Walker
	Sarh J.
	Emma E.
	May M.
	Cora M.

In MILES Township:

Daniel, 55, laborer--Madisonburg
	Susan
Jacob, 51, farmer--Madisonburg
	Sophia
	John A. 21
	Clement 13
	Amelia
	Ella D.
Jesse, 49, burcher--Rebersburg
	Martha
	Keturah
	Clarence 18
	Ada
William, 59, lumberman--Livonia
	Caroline
	Maggie J.
	Thomas C. 13

In MILESBURG Borough:

George B., 37, stonemason
	Laura B.
	Bessie M.
	James M. 9
	Edward T. 7
	William H. 5
	Frank L. 3

In PENN Township:

Francis, 57, farmer--Coburn
	Lydia
	William 25
	Anna
John, 68, retired--Coburn
	Catharine
	Josiah 43
	Mary J.
	Ida J.
	Elizabeth
	Anna P.
	Sarah J.
	Bessie A.

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Charles Long, 53, miner--3rd Street
	Sarah A.
	Harriet

In POTTER Township:

John N., 35, laborer--Tusseyville
	Susan R.
	Joanna
	William N. 6
Mary--Potters Mills
Sarah--Centre Hall
Stewart, 18--Centre Hall

In RUSH Township:

John B., 49, laborer--Philipsburg
	Frances A.
	Flora T.

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Eliza--Snow Shoe

In SPRING Township:

Margery I.--Bellefonte
	William J. 9
	Myra F.

In TAYLOR Township:

Barbara--Port Matilda

In WALKER Township:

Emma L.--Nittany
John, 30, laborer--Zion
	Emeline
	Katurah E.