DeLong Family Reunion
The first DeLong Family Reunion was held on August 5, 1928 in Midland,
Michigan. The records in the notebook seem to be last updated in 1961,
the last reunion recorded in 1953. This page will contain the minutes of the
official meetings, but the births, deaths and marriages will be extracted to
other pages. There were also a number of pictures included with the
reunion records, they have their own page. Not all photos are identified.
The surname is spelled both DeLong and De Long. The earlier is DeLong
and I will be spelling it that way for consistency throughout the records.
The records go to 1949, and in 1950 are picked back up as the Frank
DeLong Reunion.

Our first Wm DeLong Reunion
Meeting called to order by Ernest Wolf.
Moved by Frank DeLong and supported by Frank J. DeLong:

That we have Reunion in Coopers Grove on the 1st Sunday in August each
year. Motion by Roy Cooper that we have a Program in the future.
seconded.

Ice cream to be handled by Frank DeLong same as this year.

President Ernest Wolf.
Sec. & Treasurer Frank J. DeLong

58 Present

Total Taken in     $8.50
Paid out             $7.15
Balance on hand  $1.35
3rd Annual August 3, 1930

My Dollies Funeral by Delores Higby

Talk by Ernest Wolf, on Expand our Missing Relatives.
And bowed our head in Prayer

Moved & Supported Next Reunion be at Roy Cooper Grove, carried.

Pres. Ernest Wolf, carried
Sec. & Treas. Frank J. DeLong, carried
Committee for ice Cream Frank DeLong, carried

Moved & Supported that we Invied the visitors to attend the 1931
Reunion, carried. They then become regular members, and signed with us.

Story by Henry Higbe: Riding the Ball.
The 4th Annual Wm. DeLong Reunion

The 4th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held August 2, 1931 at
Midland, Mich RFD in Roy Cooper's Grove with 48 members of the
Reunion and 9 visitors present.

A bountiful dinner was partaken of by all present after which the
President Ernest Wolf called the business meeting to order.

Prayer by Rev. Habeggar followed by the Lord's prayer in unison.

Song, "In The Garden" by Rev. Habeggen & Mr. Harrah

Talk by the President on the Reunion Spirit. Discussion on this was held.

Motion moved & seconded that we have the Reunion at Cooper's Grove
in 1932, carried.

Election of Officers with David Friegel Pres. & Pauline DeLong Sec. &
Treas.

We then had a wonderful talk about the Preparation for the Great
Reunion by Rev. Habbar which was greatly enjoyed by all.

Treas. Report
Cash on Hand 1931        $  .10
Collection                     $ 6.00
Total                            $ 6.10
Paid out for Ice Cream    $ 5.00
Balance on Hand            $ 1.10
The 5th Wm DeLong Reunion

The 5th Wm DeLong Reunion was held August 1932 at Roy Cooper's
Grove with 28 present.

A bountiful dinner was partaken of by all but the hard rain drove us all
under shelter.

After the reain ceased we had a wonderful talk by the Rev. John
Neusbomb and several hymms were sang by all & selections were played
on the accordian

We then adjourned to Roy Coopers home where it was decided to hold
the Reunion the last Sunday in July & at the home of Erwin & Pauline
DeLong.
The 6th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 6th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 30, 1933 at
the home of Erwin & Pauline DeLong in Ovid with 35 present.

A bountiful pot luck dinner was enjoyed at noon after which Frank
DeLong Jr. took charge of the meeting.

Secrtary report read & approved.

Motion made & seconded that we go to Frank DeLong Sr. next year, the
last Sunday in July, carried.

Motion made & seconded that we have chicken dinner next year & cards
to be sent out to remind of the chicken, carried.

Collection $.32.

A very inspirational & helpful talk was given by Floyd Buck on the
Reasons of the Depression & the only help which was in Christ & our
faith in Christ & prayer.

We all joined in a good time of singing ending with Blest Be The Tie
That Binds followed by Prayer by Floyd Buck.

Treas. Report
Cash on Hand  July 30, 1933        $ .56
Collection                                    .32
Subtotal                                      .88
Postage                                   -$ .15
Tea                                         -$ .15
Cash on Hand July 29, 1934         $ .58
The 7th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 7th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 27 1934 at the
home of Mr. & Mrs. Frank DeLong near Midland with 41 members present.

After a bountiful pot luck dinner in the woods, a short business session
was held.

Reading of the last years minutes.

Motion made & carried that we go to Henry Higby's next year.

Program -
A Fine Spiritual Talk of the Great Reunion and the Passing of the Times
was given by Floyd Buck.

Songs by Evelyn & Vada Cooper
"It is just like his Great Love."
The Old Account was settled Long Ago."

Songs by Floyd & Viola Buck.
:When the Saints Come Marching In."
"Will the Circle be Unbroken."

Song by All
"What a Friend we Have in Jesus."
"I'm Going Higher Some Day."

Prayer by Floyd DeLong

Floyd & Anna then took pictures of the Crown Collected $. 30

Treas. Report

Cash on Hand July 29, 1934               $ .58
Collected                                           .30
Subtotal                                            .88  
Postage                                         -$ .20
Balance on Hand                                 .68                                         
The 8th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 8th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 28, 1935 at the
farm home of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Higby with 53 relatives present.

After a bountiful pot luck dinner was eaten a business meeting was held.

Reading of the last years minutes.

Motion made & seconded that we have 9th DeLong Reunion at Lewis
DeLong if convenient, carried.

Motion made & seconded that we have Reunion on Chippewa if not at
Uncle Lewis', carried.

Program
Poem by Delores Higby

Song by Howard DeLong and Delores Higby: "Silver Haired Mother, How
Beautiful Heaven Will Be."

Songs by Evelyn & Vada Cooper: "I Know My Name is Written There."

Snap shots were taken of the crowd and ice cream was then served to all
and a wonderful time was had by all present.

Treas. Report

Cash on Hand         $ .68
Collected                  .67
Subtotal                $1.35
Lemons                -$ .80
Sugar                   -  .25
Cash on hand         $ .13 July 26, 1936
The 9th Annual William DeLong Reunion

The ninth annual William DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 26 at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis DeLong with 65 members and 6 visitors
present.

After a bountiful pot luck dinner was eaten a short business meeting was
held.

It was decided to have the 1937 meeting at Roy Cooper's Grove on the
Chippewa.

Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

The Program consisted of:

A splendid talk by Floyd Buck

Song "It's Just Like His Great Love", by Evelyn and Vada Cooper.

And three hymns by all.

A collection amounting to $2.72 was taken.

Closing hymn "Blest Be the Tie", by all.

Treasurers Report

On Hand             $ .13
Collection           $2.72
Expenses           -$2.47
Money on Hand       .38
The 10th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 10 Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday july 25th 1937 at
Roy Cooper's Grove with 48 present.

After a bountiful pot luck dinner was eaten and a few games were played,
a business meeting was held.

Reading of the last years minutes.

Officers were appointed as follows:
Frank J. DeLong - President
Anzia DeLong Sec.-Treas.

Motion was made a seconded that we have our 11th DeLong Reunion at
Harmon Partridge Park Owosso.

Treas. Report

On Hand          $ .13
Collection          1.02
Subtotal          $1.15
Postage          -$ .28
On Hand          $ .87 July 31, 1938
The 11th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 11th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 31st 1938 at
Harmon Partridge Park, Owosso, Mich. with 15 relatives and 2 visitors
present.

The day was rather a rainy one but we were in the dry.

After a bountiful pot luck dinner was partaken of, we held our business
meeting. Henry Higby in charge.

Reading of last years minutes, approved.

Motion made the officers stay the same., carried.

Motion made, seconded that we have the 12th reunion in Harmon
Partridge Park, Owosso.

Motion made & seconded we have Lavina Freigel get building and
grounds. She cheerfully accepted.

Treas. Report

On Hand                     $ .87
No Collection taken
Postage                     -$ .37
On Hand                     $ .50
The 3rd DeLong Reunion [there are two versions of the minutes]

August 3, 1930 at Merrill, Mich. Met at B. A DeLongs

Songs by Edith & Evelyn Cooper: "The Convict and the Rose", "The Lone
Eagle".

Songs and Stories by the other members of the party.

Those Present by families 1929 count/1930 count
Bert DeLong 4/4
Louis DeLong 2/0
Dave Friegel 2/1
Ernest Wolf 2/2
Harold Hammond 5/0
Vern Cross 8/0
Erwin DeLong 3/4
Henry Higby 4/4
Floyd DeLong 3/0
Fred Parks 2 (+1 visitor)/0
Frank DeLong 6/3
Frank Hammond 1/0
Roy Cooper 7/5
Lewie Kerlie 5 (1 visitor)/6
Frank DeLong 5/6
Leo DeLong 0/6


1930 attendees only
Reuben DeLong - 3
Thomas Davis - 4
Henry Cottrell - 1
Oscar Lavine - 2
Roy Lavine - 3
Gladys Troxler - 2
Clifford Shanteau - 2
The 2nd Frank DeLong Reunion

The 2nd Frank DeLong Reunion was held at Frank DeLong home on R5
Little Salt Road, Midland July 28, 1951. There were 14 present.

No collection was taken, no cream tonight.

Sent 10 cards for 52
Cards $ .20
The 3rd Frank DeLong Reunion

The 3rd Frank DeLong Reunion was held at the home of Frank DeLong
Sr., Little Salt Rd. R5, Midland on July 26, 1952. There were 23 relatives
and 1 visitor present.

We got 2½ gallons of ice cream        $4.70
Collection                                      $4.87
difference                                       +.17
The 2nd Annual DeLong Reunion

1929, Midland, Mich. At Roy Cooper's Grove, Chippewa River.
Meeting called to order by President. The following officers were elected
for the 1930 Reunion.
Pres. Ernest Wolf
Sec.-Treas. Frank DeLong

Moved and supported that we hold next Reunion at Bert A. DeLongs,
carried.

The time first Sunday in August 1930.

Moved & Supported that Henry Higby & Frank J. DeLong get the ice cream
for the next Reunion, carried.

It was moved & supported that each one either sing a song, tell a story,
stand on their head or go up in a blanket.

The number present is 61 and 2 visitors.


Treas. Report

On Hand                 $1.00
Collection                 8.00
Subtotal                   9.00
Expenditures             6.70 Ice Cream
Balance On Hand      $2.30
The 12th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 12th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held Sunday July 30, 1939 at
Harmon Partridge Park, Owosso, Mich. With only 16 present.

Altho a small number present we had a good time and after our pot luck
dinner we held our business meeting with Henry Higby acting as President.

Officers were appointed as follows:
Henry Higby - President
Anzia DeLong - Sec. & Treas.

Our place of meeting to on Chippewa River, if not, Frank DeLong Sr. was
to find a suitable place.

Closed by prayer by Henry Higby.

Treas. Report
No collection taken

On Hand       $ .50
Postage       -$ .30
On Hand       $ .20
The 13th Annual William DeLong Reunion

The 13th Annual William DeLong Reunion was held in the Roy Cooper
Grove on the Chippewa River, with 39 member and 9 visitors present.

A bountiful pot luck dinner was enjoyed at noon. After which our
President Henry Higby took charge of the meeting.

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

Motion made and seconded that we have the 1941 meeting at Roy
Coopers Grove.

The same officers were reelected.

We got cream for which a collection was taken up. Voted to have cream
again. Roy Cooper was to see about getting it.

Closed by prayer by Edith Cooper

Treas. Report

On Hand          $ .20
Collection          5.51
Subtotal          $5.71
Cream            -$5.15
Postage          -   .35
On Hand          $ .21

The 14th annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held July 27, 1941 in the Roy
Cooper Grove on the Chippewa River with 45 members and 8 visitors
present.

A pot luck dinner was served at noon. They then sent for cream and our
President took charge of the business meeting.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

Motion made and seconded that we have the same officers for 1942.

Motion made and seconded we send a card to Lew and any sick member
at any time the Sec't is notified.

Voted to go to Frank DeLong Jr. at Saginaw for our 1942 Reunion. He is
to get the cream in Bricks. Also to each take a chicken for dinner.

I sent 2 sympathy cards. There was 1 death.

To You in the Hospital
No hospital door can keep wishes away,
So dozens & dozens come in every day.
And since you're the one they're all wishing about,
They'll stay with you til the day you come out.

Meeting closed by prayer offered by Edith Cooper.

Treas. Report

Cash on Hand        $ .21
Card Collection         .53
Left from Ice Cream  .54
Subtotal                $1.28
Paid out                   .66
On Hand                $ .62

The 15 Wm DeLong Reuniion was held July 26, 1942 at the home of Mr.
& Mrs. Frank J. DeLong of Saginaw with 38 relatives and 8 visitors
present.

a bountiful pot luck dinner was served. Just after dinner we received a
long distance phone call from Floyd DeLong from Detroit saying hello to
all.

Business meeting was called to oder by President Henry Higby.

Minutes of last meeting were read and accepted.

Motion made to have our 1943 Reunion at Henry Higby's, carried.

Motion made to have officers as they were, carried.

We had ice cream, 5 gallons.

I have sent 5 cards out this past year to Ernie, Floyd DeLong, Evelyn
Harting and Floyd Buck.

Closed with prayer by Edith Cooper.

Treas. Report

1942 On Hand        $ .42
Collection               6.20
Subtotal                $6.82
Ice Cream             -$5.15
Subtotal                $1.67
1943 expenses      -$ .97
Balance On Hand    $  .67
The 16th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion


A pot luck dinner was served followed by ice cream. After which our
President called the business meeting to order.

Minutes of last year meeting read and approved.

Motion made to leave officers as they were, carried.

Motion made to have our 1944 Reunion at Erv DeLongs, first choice,
carried.

Motion made to go to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Parks, if for any reason we could
no go to Erv's.

Motion made that the one where Reunion is held, is to order ice cream,
carried.

Motion made to send Ernie a Birthday card, carried.

I have sent 4 cards this year, birthday to Ernie, sick & get well cards to
frank Jr., Aunt Mary, Aunt Nettie and Marie D.

Prayer by Florence Higby

Treas. Report

On Hand           $ .70
Collection           6.02
Subtotal           $6.72
Ice Cream        -$5.67
Cards              -$ .90
On Hand             .15
The 17th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 17th Annual Wm Delong Reunion was held at the home of Mr. &
Mrs. Erv DeLong July 30, 1944 with 71 present.

After a pot luck dinner was served we had our business meeting and
served ice cream.

Meeting called to order by our President Henry Higby.

Minutes of last meeting read & approved.

Motion made to have Mr. & Mrs. Fred Parks as our hostess for 1945, as
first choice, carried.

Motion made to go to a park near Erv DeLong's if Fred Park could not
have it. Mr. & Mrs. Erv DeLong as hostess, that was second choice,
carried.

Motion made to have officers as they were, carried.

Decided to send cards to those in service.

A collection amounting to $10.70 was taken.

There have been 3 marriages, 3 births and 1 death.

Closed with prayer by Edith Cooper.
Treas. Report

On Hand         $  .15
Collection       $10.70
Subtotal         $10.85
Ice Cream      -$ 5.67
Cards                  .78
On Hand         $  4.40
The 18th Annual Wm DeLong Family Reunion

The 18th Annual Wm DeLong Family Reunion was held july 29, 1945
with Mr. & Mrs. Fred Parks in the park at Ithaca, Mich. and there were 34
present.

After we had all done justice to a bountiful dinner, and our ice cream a
business meeting was held.

The Secretary's report was read and approved.

Motion made we have our next DeLong Reunion at Ernie Wolfe's,
Lansing if convenient, our first choice, carried.

Motion made to have Reunion at Frank DeLongs, if not at Ernie Wolfe's,
second choice, carried.

Officers elected as follows:
Frank DeLong - President
Angie DeLong Sec't & Treas.

3 marriages, 2 births, and 2 deaths.

Treas. Report

On Hand          $ 4.40
Collected            5.65
Subtotal          $10.05
Ice Cream       -$ 5.65
Cards             -$   .70
On Hand          $ 3.70
The 19th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 19th Wm Delong Reunion was held July 28, 1946 with Mr. & Mr.s
Wolfe in the Potter Park, Lansing. There were 26 member and 1 visitor
present.

After a bountiful dinner and ice cream were eaten we held our business
meeting.

Called to order by our President Frank DeLong.

The Secretary's report was read and approved.

Officers appointed as follows:
President - Frank DeLong
Sec-Treasurer - Anzie DeLong

Motion made and seconded to have our next reunion at Eveleth
DeLongs, 1st choice, carried.

2nd choice Darwin DeLong's, carried.

Treas. Report

On Hand             $  3.70
Collection               8.02
Subtotal              $11.72
Ice Cream            -  6.00
Cards                  -    .40
On Hand              $  5.32
The 20th Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 20th Wm DeLong Reunion was held July 27, 1947 at Eveleth
DeLongs with 15 members and 1 visitor present.

Day was spent in visiting.

Meeting called to order by President.

Secretary's report was read and approved.

Motion made and seconded we have officers as they were, carried.

Motion made we have our 1948 Reunion at Ervin DeLongs for first
choice, carried.

If Erwin can't have it, our second choice, is Darwin DeLong is to have it,
carried.
Treas. Report

On Hand        $ 5.32
Ice Cream      -  3.85
On Hand        $  1.47
The 21st Annual Wm DeLong Reunion

The 21st Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held July 25, 1948 at the
home of Darwin & Violet DeLong with 27 members and 1 visitor present.

After we partook of a bountiful dinner a ball game and visiting took up
our time.

Then we had ice cream after which we had our business meeting.

Meeting called to order by the President.

The minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

Motion made to leave officers as they were, carried.

Motion made to have our 1949 Reunion at Potters Park, Lansing, Mr. &
Mrs. Harold Gage as our hostess, carried.

Treas. Report

On Hand            $ 1.47
Cards                 -  .38
Collection             5.60
Ice Cream           -5.10
On Hand             $1.58
The 22nd Annual Wm DeLong Reunion
The 22nd Annual Wm DeLong Reunion was held July 31, 1949 at
Potters Park in Lansing. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Gage as our hostess.
There were 26 present.

Our business meeting was called to order by the President, Frank
DeLong.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Motion made and seconded to discontinue the Wm DeLong Reunion and
continue as the Frank DeLong Reunion, carried.

The place to be at Frank DeLong's, Midland on the last Saturday in July,
carried.

Motion made to leave officers as they were.

Treas. Report

On Hand         $ 1.58
Cards             -   .45
Collection          5.25
Subtotal         $ 6.38
Ice Cream       - 5.12
Expenses        -   .26
On Hand         $ 1.00

The 1st Frank DeLong Reunion was held at the home of Frank DeLong
on Little Salt Road, Midland on July 29, 1950.

There were 15 present.

The next reunion to be held at the same place, same time.

Treas. Report

On Hand         $ 1.00
Collection          4.80
Subtotal         $ 5.80
Ice Cream       - 3.30
Cards             -   .51
On Hand         $ 1.99

The 4th Frank DeLong Reunion was held at the home of Frank DeLong
July 26, 1953 with 16 present and 5 visitors.

Fannie & Ernie Wolf, Harrold Hammond, Fred & Hazel Parks visited us in
the P. M.

Sent out 6 cards

Darwin got cream.

The oldest member, 77 years old, was Frank DeLong

The youngest member, 9 months, Larry Tasker
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