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His wife passed to her reward Dec. 31, 1894, death resulting from fever. The subject of this brief sketch is a member of Dick White Post No. 513. He is proprietor of a large and commodious hotel and his address is Cassandra, Pa.


Was born in Indiana county, Pa., April 20, 1842, and was a son of John Long, deceased, and Magdalene M. (Lowmaster), still living. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Martha Keith, the nuptial knot being tied Aug. 5, 1863, in Indiana county, Pa. She was born June 25, 1842, in this county, of parents, Adam and Martha (Good) Keith, the latter only is living. Their domestic ties have been graced with the following children: Margaret, Grant, dec., Anna S., Jeremiah F., Samuel L., Lizzie J., Harry E., Emma E., John D., Mallie M. and Oranns D. Comrade Long underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life when the country was in peril and was a brave and true defender of this country. He was enrolled in the fall of 1862 at Ebensburg, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 133d Pa. V. I. December, 1862, he was wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg, for which he was cared for in St. Elizabeth hospital four months. He was honorably discharged in the spring of 1863 at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted in the fall of 1864 at Altoona, Pa., in Co. A, 205th Pa. V. I. He took active part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Ft. Steedman and Front of Petersburg, receiving his final honorable discharge in the spring of 1865 in Alexandria, Va. His half-brother served in a Pa. Regt., as did his wife's brothers, Jeremiah, John, Adam and Jacob. Comrade Long is a member of Wm. Conner Post, No. 40, located at Cherry Tree, Indiana Co., Pa.; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Grip, Pa.


Was born in Cambria County, Pa., Pa. (sic) Sept 9, 1845 and was a son of Anthony and Mary (Coons) Long, deceased. He was married Nov 17, 1868 in Cambria County, Pa. to Margaret Paul, who was born Sept 15, 1842; her parents, long since deceased, were Isaac and Sophia (Pringler) [sic - s/b Pringle] Paul. By this marriage there are six children, born in the order named: Mary A., Christina S., Sarah E., Margaret A., Rosa E., and John A. At the outbreak of the rebellion our subject was employed as a laborer; his patriotic love for freedom actuated him to enlist and he was enrolled Feb 8, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. as a private in Co. A, 55th Pa. V.I. June 18, 1864 he was wounded at the battle of Petersburg. In the fall of 1864 he was detailed to build hospitals and spent two months in this way. With his regiment he

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