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Transcribed biography of Gerry E. Long

GERRY E. LONG - As postmaster of Porter Mr. Long is generally known, but through other mediums he has for years enjoyed a very wide and favorable acquaintance among the people of this region. He was born in Porter, Indiana, on March 5, 1884, the son of Fred and Rose (Hageman) Long, of Porter, the former of whom was a brick maker by trade and also did extensive farming. The maternal grandfather, Henry Hageman, was a native of Pennsylvania and was married in that state. He removed to Porter County shortly after his marriage and to this union were born thirteen children. Henry Hageman laid out the present town of Porter, and was one of the very early pioneers of that neighborhood. Gerry E. Long was educated in Porter, Indiana, and Valparaiso University. On leaving school he joined his uncle, John H. Basse, in the general merchandise business and in 1917 became the sole owner of that concern. He received the appointment as postmaster of Porter in April, 1918, from President Harding, and was subsequently reappointed by President Coolidge. During his incumbency the office has been advanced from fourth class to third class. His marriage was with Ada, the daughter of John and Eliza (Laudeman) Snyder, of Plymouth, Indiana, on March 4, 1914. Mr. Snyder was a well-known grocer and was also engaged in the manufacture of brooms. To Mr. and Mrs. Long were born two daughters, Laverne and Deldora. Mr. Long is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Evangelical Church of Porter, and during the local war drives was very helpful in making them a success.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 500-501

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