John Henry LONGSDORF

Male 1839 - 1926  (87 years)


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  • Name John Henry LONGSDORF 
    Born 1839  , Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1926  , Pepin, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 87 
    Person ID I4486  Tree 1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2013 

    Father John Heinrich LONGSDORF,   b. 9 Jun 1809, Silver Spring, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1845, E Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth BRETZ,   b. 29 Dec 1815, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1843  (Age 27 years) 
    Family ID F1472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth HANDSHAW,   b. Aug 1845, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Arkansaw, Pepin, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1864  Lake City, Wabasha, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William H LONGSDORF,   b. 21 Sep 1865, , , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Anna Elizabeth LONGSDORF,   b. 1869, , , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1948, Arkansaw, Pepin, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Frank E LONGSDORF,   b. 1 Nov 1875, , Goodhue, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1940  (Age 65 years)
     4. Benjamin O LONGSDORF,   b. Mar 1878,   d. 24 Apr 1966, , , Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F1471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Newspaper Article, The Lake City Graphic-Republican; New Series Vol V No 7, column 2, Friday, September 25, 1914. (Reliability: 3), 20 Oct 2013.
      Celebrated Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Former Lake City People Hold Golden Wedding at Their Home in Wisconsin. Fifty years ago, last Saturday, Sept. 19, 1864, Miss Elizabeth Handshaw and Mr. John H. Longsdorf were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fortenbaugh in Lake City ... Both Mr. and Mrs. Longsdorf had come west from Pennsylvania a short time before their marriage and they state it was a hard matter to find a clergyman in those times of war to marry them. After their marriage they lived in the town of Florence but a few miles from Lake City for many years until fourteen years ago when they moved to Pepin County, Wisconsin and settled on Columbia Heights in the town of Frankfort. Here they continued to prosper and at the present time are hale and hearty, though Mrs. Longsdorf is now 69 years of age and Mr. Longsdorf is 74 years. On Saturday with their children and grandchildren they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Longsdorf four children. William of Columbia Heights, Mrs. L.C. Mason of this city, Frank Longsdorf at home, and Benj. Longsdorf of Lebanon, Oregon, all of whom except the latter were present at the home celebration. The former friends of this couple who are among the readers of the Graphic-Republican join us in hearty congratulations on this occasion.



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