Remembering Our Ancestors: Michael G. Longstreth

Our 4th (and 5th) great-grandfather Michael G. Longstreth died last Tuesday 158 years ago.

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Today, we remember our 4th (and 5th) great-grandfather Michael George Longstreth, grandfather of Rebeccal Ellen Longstreth, who married our 2nd (and 3rd) great-grandfather William David Christman in 1881.  Michael G. Longstreth died this week Tuesday 158 years ago.

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Michael George Longstreth was born on March 17, 1789, in Pennsylvania.  His father Lt. John George Longstreth was a Revolutionary War soldier and 38 years old when Michael was born, and his mother Margaret Ann George was 28 at the time.  Young Michael’s middle name is related to both parents’ names, it would seem – a likely choice.

It appears as though by the time Michael married Catherine O’Hara around 1810, he had left Pennsylvania and moved to the north-west corner of Morgan County, OH.  The couple had eight sons and two daughters between 1811 and 1833, and seem to have stayed in the same area for the rest of their lives.

Michael George Longstreth died on 23 April 1861 in York, OH, at the age of 72, and was buried in Holcomb Cemetery, Yellowtown, Perry County, OH.

One has to wonder what it feels like to die at the onset of spring, when everything else is coming to life again.  Rest in Peace, Great-Grandpa Michael.

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