I am trying to find out who Abram Long's father is. Below is the information I have on my family. If you have any information on this particular family, please let me know. I am reading conflicting genealogy on the internet and in books.
I have Abram Long's probated Will from Cheektowaga, New
York, date of death: April 27, 1872. He is my ggg grandfather and all children documented is related to me and verified. I have read the family history on the Long's, "Long Family of Manheim PA" and the history of John Lang, who left Manheim Twp., Lancaster County, Pa to Canada, Fort Erie to White Corner's, Erie County, NY in 1812. His son John Lang, Jr was married to Nancy Bowman. Their son, Abram Long (died April 27, 1872) married to Martha Koch, who died on Oct. 4, 1886. Martha Koch was born on 5-19-1847, is this Abram Long's second wife?? Elizabeth Long Ernst (my gg grandmother's death certificate state's mother as "Mariah Kritz" born in France. My gg grandmother Elizabeth Long was born in the 1830's, so how could this information be correct, maybe Martha Koch was his second wife.
My Abram Long was born in 1798 - (death date on Probate Will: April 27, 1872) was married to Anna Maria Kritz. On the Cheektowaga 1850 census states the following:
Abram Long (52) born PA Farmer
Maria (wife) (40) born France
Betsey (Elizabeth) (15) born New York
Barbara (13) " "
Sarah (11) " "
Maria (4) " "
Ann (2) " "
Ruther Thries (20) born Germany (Farmer)
There is a brother?? maybe next door with the name Joseph Long as follows on the census:
Joseph Long (55) born PA Farmer
Mary (41) born PA
Nancy (16) born NY
Jacob (15) " "
Joseph (13) " "
Fanny (11) " "
Elijah (6) " "
Mary (3) " "
Martin (1) " "
Abram Long's Probated Will states the following children:
Mary Ann Gager, aged 40 (Yayer?), wife of Lewis Gager (Yager?)residing in Buffalo, NY.
Catherine Long, aged 39, wife of Isaac Long, residing in Hamburg, NY.
Elizabeth Ernst,aged 37, wife of Charles Ernst residing in town of Cheektowaga.
Barabara Long, aged 34, wife of Benjamin Long, residing in the State of Michigan.
Sarah Fogelsonger, aged 33, wife of Emmanuel Fogelsonger, residing in East Saginaw, Michigan.
Maria Halder (Holder?), aged 31, wife of Christian Halder, residing in Cheektowaga.
Annie O'Dell, aged 30, wife of Addison O'Dell, residing in Hamburg, NY.
William Long, aged 20, residing in Cheektowaga.
My great grandfather, Charles Ernst, Senior married Elizabeth Long in Cheektowaga and moved to Petoskey, Michigan. Her sister, Sarah Long married Emmanuel Fogelsonger (Fogelsonger family from Amherst, NY Folgelsonger Quarry). They also had moved to Petoskey, MI.
In the book on the Long family from Pennsylvania states that my Abram Long married to Martha Koch has the following children:
Benjamin G. Long born in Clarence, NY on 9-2-1858 married to Mary Grove. He is a surgeon in Buffalo, NY.
Eli H. Long born in Clarence, NY on 7-24-1860. He is a surgeon in Buffalo, NY.
Charles Edward Long born in Williamsville, NY on 7-18-1869 and is medical doctor in Buffalo, NY.
Howard Long, born in Williamsville, NY on 5-20-1871.
Catherine Long, stated in the probated Will listed above that she was married to Isaac Long. In the same book, "Long Family of Pennsylvania" states that Issac Long's father was Abraham Long married to Maria Reist and his son Isaac (born 11-5-1821) was first married to Ann Aldrich, who died on Oct. 21, 1865. Isaac then married Catherine Long, the daughter of Abraham Long.
There seem's to be a mix-up in the genealogy. Any Long's from the Cheektowaga, Amherst, Williamsville area who may know the true father of Abram Long married to Mariah Kritz (Anna Marie Long), please let me know who Abram Long's father is.....John Long????
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Susan Ernst Simpson
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