Frederick J. C. Long, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Frederick J. C. Long


A man's life work is the measure of his success, and he is truly the most successful man who, turning his powers into the channel of an honorable purpose, accomplishes the object of his endeavor. He is one of that noble class of men whose attention is devoted to the agricultural interests of his county, and he has for some time past actively assisted in making Porter County a garden spot in the great commonwealth of the State. Mr. Long is a product of Germany, his birth occurring in the Province of Mecklenburg, October 20, 1856. He was unfortunately left an orphan at the age of seven years and was adopted by a man by the name of Frederick Long, with whom he came to the "land of the free" when about ten years of age. In the fall of 1867 they settled in the city of Chicago, and there the subject of this sketch followed various honorable occupations, his earnings being appropriated by the people who had adopted him. He remained with these thrifty people until he attained his majority, as he agreed, and in 1872 he came to Porter County and secured employment in a brickyard, where he remained up to 1891, at the end of which time he located on a farm of seventy-one acres, owned by his wife, which he is successfully tilling. In every walk of life he has conducted himself in an honorable manner, to which fact the numerous friends he has gathered about him testify. Having decided that it is not good for man to live alone, on the 10th of March, 1881, he led to the hymeneal altar Miss Rose Hageman, who was born at Porter, Indiana, May 27, 1863, a daughter of Henry and Hannah J. (Gossett) Hageman, a sketch of whom appears on another page of this work. To Mr. and Mrs. Long a family of three children have been given: Gerry E., Jennie and Cora. Mrs. Long has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the past twenty years, and she is a woman of great nobility of character and has many warm personal friends. She is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and is prominent in all good work, as is also her husband, whose qualities of heart and head are of the best. Mr. Long has a brother who resides in Germany.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 385

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