Catherine Long

F, b. circa 1736
     Catherine Long was born circa 1736 at Lancaster Co., PA. She was the daughter of Herman Lang and Anna Hershey. Catherine Long married Abraham Hostetter, son of Jacob Hostetter and Anna Kreider, in 1759.

Children of Catherine Long and Abraham Hostetter

Catherine Long1

F, b. circa 1848
     Catherine Long was born circa 1848 at Beaver Twp. (probably), Noble Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Long and Ruhana Dollison.1


  1. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.

Catherine Long1

F, b. circa 1852
     Catherine Long was also known as "Kate".1 She was born circa 1852 at Washington Co., MD.1 She was the daughter of Rev. David Long and Mary Reichard.1


  1. [S870] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 483; FHL #803483.

Catherine Long1

F, b. circa 1849
     Catherine Long was born circa 1849 at Walnut Twp., Pickaway Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Harvey Long and Catherine Trone.1


  1. [S749] 1850 Federal Census, Pickaway County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 720.

Catherine Long

F, b. 11 February 1802, d. 2 November 1862
     Catherine Long was born on 11 February 1802 at Washington Co., MD. She was the daughter of Isaac Long and Elizabeth Zug. Catherine Long died on 2 November 1862 at Tilghmanton, Washington Co., MD, at age 60.

Catherine Long

F, b. 1865, d. 25 April 1891
     Catherine Long was born in 1865 at County Mayo, Ireland. She married Thomas Taaffe on 5 June 1887 at Annunciation Church, St. Louis, MO. Catherine Long died on 25 April 1891 at St. Louis, MO.

Child of Catherine Long and Thomas Taaffe

Catherine E. Long

F, b. 26 November 1838, d. 23 February 1865
     Catherine E. Long was born on 26 November 1838 at Washington Co. (probably), MD. She was the daughter of Christian Long and Susannah Hershey. Catherine E. Long married Joseph Price Strickler, son of Rev. Henry Strickler and Mary Price, on 11 October 1855 at Carroll Co., IL. Catherine E. Long died on 23 February 1865 at age 26.

Children of Catherine E. Long and Joseph Price Strickler

Catherine Fern Long1

F, b. 20 May 1921
     Catherine Fern Long was born on 20 May 1921 at Oroville, Butte Co., CA.1 She was the daughter of Trevor J. Long and Muriel Hamilton.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 575.

Charles E. Long1

M, b. 16 September 1920, d. 7 November 2001
     Charles E. Long was born on 16 September 1920 at Summit Co., OH.1 He was the son of Carl Wyscarver Long and Mildred Edna Van Kirk.1 Charles E. Long died on 7 November 2001 at Summit Co., OH, at age 81 Dates per SSDI, last residence Cuyahoga Falls.


  1. [S748] 1930 Federal Census, Summit County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T626, Rolls 1874 - 1882; FHL #2341608 - 2341616.

Charles E. Long1

M, b. 31 December 1860, d. 6 February 1873
     Charles E. Long was born on 31 December 1860 at Harrison Co., IN.1 He was the son of Jesse L. Long and Malinda Windell.1 Charles E. Long died on 6 February 1873 at Harrison Co., IN, at age 12. He was buried in February 1873 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison Co., IN, Findagrave #37612829.


  1. [S237] 1870 Federal Census, Harrison County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 321; FHL #545820.

Charles Ray Long

M, b. 19 September 1941, d. 19 September 1941
     Charles Ray Long died on 19 September 1941. He was born on 19 September 1941. He was the son of Pvt. Gerald C. Long. Charles Ray Long was buried in September 1941 at Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 35163460.

Charles Wesley Long1

M, b. 10 November 1849, d. 31 May 1925
     Charles Wesley Long was born on 10 November 1849 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.1 He was the son of Garrison Long and Mary Eagon.1 Charles Wesley Long married Armintha E. Day, daughter of John Day and Rebecca Warehime, circa 1872. Charles Wesley Long lived on 17 June 1880 at Beaver Twp., Noble Co., OH.2 He died on 31 May 1925 at Noble Co., OH, at age 75.

Children of Charles Wesley Long and Armintha E. Day


  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  2. [S14] 1880 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055, FHL #1255055.
  3. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.

Chester Arthur Long

M, b. 15 November 1902, d. 26 July 1989
     Chester Arthur Long was Church of the Brethren. He lived at Quinter, Gove Co., KS. He was born on 15 November 1902.1 He was the son of Jacob H. Long and Jemima Miller. Chester Arthur Long married Margaret Florence Sollinger, daughter of Albert E. Sollinger and Mittie Wiseman, on 18 April 1928 at Merced, Merced Co., CA, At Church of the Brethren parsonage.2 Chester Arthur Long died on 26 July 1989 at Quinter, Gove Co., KS, at age 86.3

Child of Chester Arthur Long and Margaret Florence Sollinger


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 600.
  2. [S94] Harvey Long, The Big Long Family In America, 285.
  3. [S89] Social Security Death Index.

Christian Long

     Christian Long was the son of Herman Lang and Anna Hershey.

Christian Long1

     Christian Long married Susannah Hershey.

Children of Christian Long and Susannah Hershey


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.455.

Clara Long1

F, b. 15 January 1890, d. 24 May 1895
     Clara Long was born on 15 January 1890.1 She was the daughter of Albertus R. Long and Urilla Ann Hicks.1 Clara Long died on 24 May 1895 at age 5.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 599.

Clarence Long

M, b. 5 March 1857, d. 11 February 1913
     Clarence Long was born on 5 March 1857 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of Rev. Emmanuel Long and Barbara Miller. Clarence Long died on 11 February 1913 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD, at age 55.1

Child of Clarence Long


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 442.

Claude Bucher Long

M, b. 23 November 1882, d. 29 June 1933
     Claude Bucher Long was born on 23 November 1882 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Allen Long and Mary Jane Bucher. Claude Bucher Long died on 29 June 1933 at age 50.

Clay E. Long

M, b. 7 October 1882, d. 1 June 1970
     Clay E. Long was born on 7 October 1882 at Noble Co., OH.1 He was the son of William Garrison Long and Margaret Minerva Denius. Clay E. Long married Eunice Lott, daughter of Nelson C. Lott and Jennie M. Hall. Clay E. Long died on 1 June 1970 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH, at age 87. He was buried in June 1970 at Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 35163458.

Children of Clay E. Long and Eunice Lott


  1. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.

Clyde Raymond Long1

M, b. 1 January 1878, d. 6 August 1903
     Clyde Raymond Long was born on 1 January 1878 at Noble Co., OH.1 He was the son of Charles Wesley Long and Armintha E. Day.1 Clyde Raymond Long died on 6 August 1903 at Noble Co., OH, at age 25.


  1. [S14] 1880 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055, FHL #1255055.

Cora Lee Long1

F, b. 4 January 1881, d. 19 November 1967
     Cora Lee Long was born on 4 January 1881 at Walker Co., GA.1 She married John Wilson Gorman on 1 August 1895, date per ROSSANCESTORS-7-5-2015 genealogy prepared by Lamar Ross, online at Cora Lee Long died on 19 November 1967 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, at age 86. She was buried in November 1967 at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 143435571.

Child of Cora Lee Long and John Wilson Gorman


  1. [S4215] 1920 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1743.

Daniel Long

M, b. 13 August 1800
     Daniel Long was born on 13 August 1800. He was the son of Samuel Lang and Mary Margaret DeWald.

Daniel Long

M, b. 15 November 1791, d. 16 June 1864
     Daniel Long was born on 15 November 1791 at Washington Co., MD. He was the son of John Long and Anna Bunn. Daniel Long married Elizabeth Friedley, daughter of John Friedley and Susannah (?), circa 1813. Daniel Long died on 16 June 1864 at age 72.

Children of Daniel Long and Elizabeth Friedley

Daniel Long1

M, b. circa 1846
     Daniel Long was born circa 1846 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of Rev. David Long and Mary Reichard.1


  1. [S870] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 483; FHL #803483.

Daniel Long

M, b. 11 March 1822, d. 28 September 1844
     Daniel Long was born on 11 March 1822 at Washington Co., MD. He was the son of Joseph Long and Ann Rowland. Daniel Long married Susan M. Wolf, daughter of David Zuck Wolf and Susan Reel Middlekauff, on 8 November 1843 at Washington Co., MD. Daniel Long died on 28 September 1844 at Washington Co., MD, at age 22.

Child of Daniel Long and Susan M. Wolf

Daniel Edward Long1

M, b. January 1893
     Daniel Edward Long was born in January 1893 at Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Wesley Long and Sarah E. Ritchie Ritchie.1


  1. [S2193] 1900 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1647; FHL #1241647.

Daniel M. Long

M, b. 30 November 1852
     Daniel M. Long was born on 30 November 1852 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of Rev. Emmanuel Long and Barbara Miller. Daniel M. Long married Alice Welty, daughter of Daniel Welty and Hester (?), on 29 August 1878.1 Daniel M. Long lived in 1926 at Nickerson, Reno Co., KS.1

Children of Daniel M. Long and Alice Welty


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 440.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 441.

Rev. David Long

M, b. 29 January 1820, d. 23 January 1897
     Note: from Sidelights on Brethren History, by Freeman Ankrum, ©1962, The Brethren Press, Elgin, IL, pp. 109-116

David Long:
Civil War Preacher

The month was September, the day was Sunday the fourteenth, and the year was 1862. There was a haze over the distant mountain off to the east. The corn was ripening in the autumn sun. The leaves of the oaks and the maples in the nearby grove indicated the change of the season. The Cumberland Valley, always beautiful but never more so than in the lazy, hazy days of September and the following colorful days of October, lay bathed in beauty. From over the dirt roads, flanked by the split-rail fences, came people on horseback, on foot, and in carriages. Along the sunken road, soon to be baptized with blood as Bloody Lane, came the Mummas and others who lived east of the little church. Along the Hagerstown Pike to the north, and also from Sharpsburg on the south, came the worshipers.

It was a sober and thoughtful gathering, for the terrible war was coming closer. Over all there must have been a sense of impending tragedy. Yet little did they realize that within a relatively few hours this lovely spot would be the focal point of a bitter struggle and that they would be within the Confederate lines. On the ridges puffs of smoke could be seen. From time to time the boom of cannon could be heard. But no man could know what the morrow might bring.

The church to which these people came has been variously known as the Mumma church, the little white brick church, and the Antietam Dunker church. Located on a hill overlooking Sharpsburg as well as Antietam Creek, it was surrounded by sturdy trees. The main road from Hagerstown to Sharpsburg passed by on the east side of the structure.

The minister who was to bring the message that morning was Elder David Long. At that time he was in his prime, being forty-two years of age. Already he had won the respect not only of his parishioners but also of other people in his community and far beyond its borders. Elder Long lived some little distance northwest of the church.

That memorable Sunday he took his place, following the usual greetings of friends and fellow members, in the pulpit or, rather, behind the table, for the Brethren felt that all should occupy the same level in the services and did not place raised platforms in their church houses. The hymn was announced and lined, and the congregation sang it spiritedly. At the proper time the elder opened the historic and now-famous Bible, read a psalm, announced his text, and preached a fervent sermon.

Following the lingering good-byes, with which were mingled the expressed hopes of meeting again, the members went their separate ways to their own homes or to the homes of friends. Samuel Mumma, as was the custom of that day, had guests for the noonday meal at his home a short distance to the east of the church. In the afternoon some children who had been playing outdoors came running in and reported seeing smoke on South Mountain, not far east of the Mumma home. The battle of South Mountain was beginning. It is quite unlikely that the full import of what might lie ahead was realized by anyone. That afternoon, even as the Confederate lines were forming north of the Potomac, over a hundred people made their way to the commodious home of Elder Long, where they must have contemplated seriously the events of the day and the prospects for the future. The story of the happenings which centered around the little church has been told in the preceding chapter.

Elder Long’s grandfather, Isaac Long, who lived in the middle of the eighteenth century, adhered to the River Brethren faith. Though he had not been ordained, he loved to exhort. David’s father, Joseph Long, was a deacon and an influential leader among the Brethren. His mother was the former Nancy Rowland.

David Long, the subject of this chapter, was born in Washington County, Maryland, on January 29, 1820. In 1826, when the Annual Meeting was held in that county, Joseph took the six-year-old boy along with him. Being too young to be interested in the sessions, David spent much of his time playing with Mary Reichard, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Reichard, on whose farm the Annual Meeting was held. This friendship eventuated in their marriage in 1841.

Even though David was an eager student he had few opportunities for securing an education. To a large extent he was self-taught. To ensure having a good vocabulary, he secured a dictionary and read it from cover to cover. By this means he learned to express his thoughts clearly.

The Longs took title to about two hundred acres of land; it was part of the Conococheague Manor, a tract owned by General Samuel Ringgold. Their home was like the average home of that day - built to accommodate both family and guests, for all of whom there was ample room. Many were the Brethren who were entertained in the Long home. During the battle of Antietam this house was within range of both armies; although the soldiers tramped over the farm, damaging it as they went, little damage was done to the house. One day a cannon ball penetrated the east wall of it. As this sketch is being written the owners of the Long farm are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaw.

David and Mary Long were the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Of the six daughters, three married ministers; of the five Sons, four became ministers.

When David was twenty-three he was elected to the office of deacon. To the Brethren in those days this meant being a person of great promise, for they were slow to lay hands on those young in years. Having made good in this office, he was elected to the ministry when he was thirty. On the very day of his election his wife was at home at the point of death. Much sympathy was expressed to the young man who, many thought, would be left alone with his young family; Mary recovered, however, and lived to sustain and strengthen him in his new duties. In the course of time his home church, Manor, advanced him to the full ministry and he became the elder, or bishop, of what is now the Manor, Beaver Creek, and Hagerstown district. He was plain spoken, a skilled executive, and was trusted by all.

In the community as well as in the church he was held in respect and confidence. Many people entrusted their investments to him without requiring any papers. His word was as good as his bond. A man of more than average intelligence, he had a strong, active mind and a character conspicuous for uprightness and integrity.

In his church relationships he was a hard worker and was called upon from many quarters for advice and help. In fact, he gave of his time and his means so freely that his personal affairs suffered. When his estate was settled, the assets just canceled out the obligations against it. His day was that of the free ministry, when it seemed, in the thinking of most Brethren, that the minister must make the major sacrifices. One person remarked to the author that the minister barely eked out an existence while the deacons left farms to their children.

Elder Long traveled over much of the East in connection with his ministerial duties, largely at his own expense. His expense accounts for attending Annual Conferences - he did receive some financial help when attending them - were always small, for he traveled in the most economical manner. He preached many funerals, stopping his own work to do it. He likely married more couples than anyone else in the community did. It was his custom to hand to the bride the fee given to him. One young man heard of this, and, desiring to impress his bride, gave Elder Long a ten-dollar bill. This was the last one he had, but he expected it to come back. However, this happened to be a time when the elder found that his expenses were greater than his income and, much to the chagrin of the young man, he kept the fee.

His life was a contribution to his fellow men. Like many of the ministers of his day, he sincerely felt that the minister should take nothing for his labors. The story is told that he went once to a Midwestern state to conduct an evangelistic meeting. After a few nights of preaching, one of the men who had been attending the services came to him and said:

"Don't you take any offerings?"

"No," said Elder Long. "The gospel is free."

'I pay for my tobacco and my liquor and I am ready to pay for my preaching. Take this money," the man replied. This was the only remuneration received for either his expenses or his services on that trip.

One writer of that far-off day said of him: "In his connection with the church, Bishop Long was an acknowledged leader in this state and was one of the strongest pillars of the church organization. For many years he represented his people at the annual conferences of the church, and he exerted a deep influence upon the church throughout the country. He has gone to Pennsylvania and the Western states as a delegate in his church so often that he became one of the most widely known men of his day in the church. He indelibly impressed his earnest convictions upon the ministry and the laity and defended the tenets and customs of the church in a forcible manner which has done much to preserve and identify the Dunkard church throughout the country, which is a strong and vigorous denomination."

Professor J. M. Henry, of Bridgewater, Virginia, wrote of Elder Long: "His ministry had great influence. He preached at many mission points, served on important committees of Annual Meeting, conducted many funerals, performed more marriage ceremonies than any [other] man of his community, lived an active, busy life in his own congregation. He was a man of dominant personality, commanding in appearance, and very serious minded.

"His work has been evaluated both critically and appreciatively. He was austere in church discipline, but kind hearted in disposition. He made some enemies by his straightforwardness but won a host of friends by his piety. His uncompromising attitude during the declining years of his ministry crippled his usefulness, yet friend and foe believed in his sincerity."

When the Annual Conference of 1880 was held in Hagerstown, Elder Long had charge of the arrangements. He showed remarkable ability and a mastery of details which won for him the praise of many and contributed largely to the success of the Conference.

Living on the border between the free and the slave states, he nevertheless made his position on slavery clear to all. One day in attending a slave auction he bought all the slaves and set them free. In his attitude toward slavery he reflected accurately the position of the Brethren. The methods of John Brown and the methods of the Brethren, all aimed at the same end, were entirely opposites. In the war that came about in part because of slavery the Brethren were loyal to their government but opposed war as a means of achieving righteous goals.

Denied the education he craved for himself, David Long aided his children in every way possible to secure educations. One son, D. Milton, was known as a "bookworm" and liked nothing better than "having his nose in a book." In this tendency he was encouraged by his father.

A privately owned and conducted school had been opened in Hagerstown in 1878 by Thomas and Rebecca Cochran. Having a small patronage and in time being offered for sale, it was purchased by David Long and his son Melvin for twenty-nine hundred dollars. Melvin Long became the principal of the school, which was renamed Linden Seminary. The highest enrollment during the period of operation being only seventy-four students, the seminary was discontinued after a number of years.

But the relentless press of time sweeps all before it, and on January 23, 1897, Maryland s well-known Civil War preacher went to be with his fathers. Had he lived until Friday of the next week he would have attained the age of seventy-seven. He was active and vigorous until within a few days of his passing, when he became ill with pneumonia contracted while trying to reach one of his preaching appointments during very adverse weather. His wife, widely and affectionately known as Aunt Mary Long, had died about eight years earlier.

The oak grove surrounding the church where David Long preached that September morning in 1862 was plowed and scarred by cannon shot and is now gone. The old rail fences along the Hagerstown Pike are no longer there. The old church is gone, with nothing remaining but the hilltop and the foundation. Other buildings have been erected where the Mumma farm buildings were burned. The soil enriched by the blood of the nation’s young men produces in abundance. The sunken road, now Bloody Lane, is viewed casually by the rapidly passing traveler. The sun which once glistened upon flashing arms now glistens upon countless monuments erected to the memory of the men who wore the blue and the gray of a century ago. The fields which echoed to the feet of marching men and galloping horses are now echoing to the exhausts of farm tractors. The hills which once gave back the echo of the cannons roar and the sharp crack of the rifles now give forth the sounds of industry and peace.

Elder David Long, veteran and effective preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it was understood by the Brethren, is likewise gone. But the principles and the spiritual undergirding of life for which he stood are as virile and as timely as ever and will so remain, for the truth of God is unchangeable.

Rev. David Long was born on 29 January 1820 at Washington Co., MD. He was the son of Joseph Long and Ann Rowland. Rev. David Long married Mary Reichard, daughter of Rev. Daniel Reichard and Catharine Balsbaugh, on 25 October 1841 at Washington Co., MD. Rev. David Long died on 23 January 1897 at age 76.

Children of Rev. David Long and Mary Reichard


  1. [S870] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 483; FHL #803483.

David Allen Long1

M, b. 19 March 1820, d. 17 December 1902
     David Allen Long was born on 19 March 1820 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 He married Catharine A. Brill on 9 January 1845 at Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH. David Allen Long died on 17 December 1902 at Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, at age 82. He was buried in December 1902 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, Findagrave #145557344.

Child of David Allen Long and Catharine A. Brill


  1. [S11] 1870 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm, NARA Series M593, Roll 1252 FHL #552751.

David Daniel Long

M, b. 7 December 1887, d. 2 December 1961
     David Daniel Long was born on 7 December 1887 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Allen Long and Mary Jane Bucher. David Daniel Long died on 2 December 1961 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, at age 73.