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John E. Long1,2

Male
b. 7 September 1832, d. before 1910


Father Charles "Charley" Long Jr.1,2 b. 15 May 1798, d. between 1870 and 1877
Mother Christiana Hartzell1,2 b. 4 November 1800, d. 19 December 1883
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Family Helen A. Pierce b. 30 May 1841
Marriage* 7 September 1870  Truxton, Cortland Co., NY, Principal=Helen A. Pierce3 
Children  1. William H. Long b. Jul 1871
  2. John A. Long b. Oct 1874
  3. Charles E. Long b. c 1876

Birth* 7 September 1832  Unity Twp., Columbiana Co., OH1,2,3 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Unity Township, Series: M432, Roll: 669, Page: 61A, September 20
(enumerated with father, Charles Long Jr)
26, 113, 115, Long, John, 16, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , , ,1 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Unity Township, Series: M653, Roll: 949, Page: 389A, July 27
(enumerated with mother, Christine Long)
38, 1829, 1822, Long, John, 26, M, , Farmer, , , Ohio, , , ,4 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, New York, Cortland County, Truxton, Series: M593, Roll: 922, Page: 889B, June 10
(enumerated with Harvey Holsten)
33, 57, 58, Long, John E, 37, M, W, Preb Minister, , 600, Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,5 
Marriage* 7 September 1870  Truxton, Cortland Co., NY, Principal=Helen A. Pierce3 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Michigan, Gratiot County, Newark Township, ED: 96, Series: T9, Roll: 580, Page: 539A, June 25
22, 23, 24, Long, John E, W, M, 47, , , , 1, , , Clergyman, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Maryland, Ohio
23, 23, 24, Long, Hellen A, W, F, 38, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , New York, New York, New York
24, 23, 24, Long, William H, W, M, 8, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , New York, Ohio, New York
25, 23, 24, Long, John A, W, M, 5, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , New York, Ohio, New York
26, 23, 24, Long, Charles E, W, M, 3, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , New York, Ohio, New York6 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Michigan, Gratiot County, Emerson Township, ED: 48, Series: T623, Roll: 712, Page: 87A, June 30
Sheet 15A
44, 342, 349, Long, John E, Head, W, M, Sept 1832, 67, M, 30, , , Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, , , , Farmer, O, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, F, 312
45, 342, 349, Long, Hellen, Wife, W, F, May 1841, 45, M, 30, 5, 4, New York, Massachusetts, New York, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
46, 342, 349, Long, John A, Son, W, M, Oct 1874, 25, S, , , , New York, Ohio, New York, , , , Farm Laborer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
47, 342, 349, Walker, Pearl, Servant, W, F, Jan 1878, 22, S, , , , Michigan, Ohio, Michigan, , , , House Work, , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,7 
Biography* 1906  BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Originally published by J. B. BEERS & CO., Chicago, 1906

"REV. JOHN E. LONG, a retired clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, who is spending the evening of a long and useful life in his comfortable rural home, which is situated in Section 32, Emerson township, is a native of Ohio, born at Unity, September 7, 1832.

Charles Long, father of John E., was a substantial farmer in Ohio. There he married Christina Hartzel, and both lived to the age of eighty-five years, both dying at Unity. The father was born May 15, 1798, the mother, November 4, 1800. They reared a family of eight children, John E. being fourth in order of birth. The other seven were: Josias, a retired farmer of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; Catherine, deceased, who was the wife of Samuel Bayless and mother of eight children; Anna, widow of John Martin, of Ottawa, Kansas; Addison, a retired farmer of Chetopa, Kansas; Alice, who died when twelve years of age; Henry, a lumber dealer of Chetopa, Kansas; and Mary, widow of Adrian Egbert, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Rev. John E. Long spent his boyhood on his father's farm and obtained his early
education in the local schools. When about twenty years old he began to teach, and also to prepare for a theological college, it being his object to enter the
Presbyterian ministry. After sufficient preparation at a Presbyterian academy at
Poland, Ohio, in 1855 he entered Williams College, Massachusetts, where he was graduated in 1859, and subsequently spent three years at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Mr. Long entered upon his ministerial labors at Spring Mills, Center county,
Pennsylvania, where he remained over seven years. Anxious for a change of climate and location he resigned this pleasant charge and accepted one at Truxton, Cortland county, New York, over which he remained three years. His subsequent charges were: Preble, New York, for a short time; one year at Akron, Erie county, New York; and from 1880, sixteen years as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Michigan. Failing health finally caused his retirement from a pastorate which was altogether congenial, resulting, in 1896, in his settling on a farm of eighty acres in Section 32, Emerson township, which he had purchased when he first came to Gratiot county. Mr. Long may be said to have been one of the pioneers there, as his farm at that time was all wild woodland. This he succeeded in clearing and developing into a good property, on which he has placed substantial buildings and made many desirable improvements.

Mr. Long was married September 7, 1870, in Truxton, New York, to Mrs. Helen A.
Pierce Stewart, born in that place May 30, 1841. Mrs. Long had two children by her first marriage, Frederick and Reuben R., the former of whom is deceased. Her parents were Albert and Eliza (Cheesborrow) Pierce, old and respected residents of that part of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Long have three sons: William H., who is a Presbyterian clergyman of Ludington, Michigan, and who married Alice Iseman, now deceased; John A., a prosperous farmer living on the homestead, married to Antoinette Kirker, by whom he has one child, Lillias K.; and Charles A., a student of medicine.

Mr. Long is not only one of the oldest clergymen in Gratiot county, but he is also
one of the most highly esteemed. Aside from his faithful and able career as a
pastor he has become favorably known through his contributions to the public press, and is the author of a work entitled "Natural Geology and Genesis," published in 1905. He has served on the high school board for six years, is a Republican in politics, and is proud to be known as a good and useful citizen."3 
Death* before 1910  Emerson Twp., Gratiot Co., MI8 

Citations
  1. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
  3. [S438] Biographical Memoirs of Gratiot Co., MI.
  4. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.


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