George Long was born in Ellsos, France, in 1822, and came to America with his father. He is engaged in farming, and has held the office of supervisor and school director for several years. He is a member of the old Lutheran Church, in which he has been deacon for thirty years. In politics he is a Democrat.
In 1843 he married Margaret Murklinger, and is the father of six children: Philip, who married Paulina Murklinger; George A., who married Christina Priest; John D., David, who married Caroline Hipp; Simon P., and Catharine, who became the wife of John Peter.