William Long, was born in Ashland county, December 11,1846, and received a common school education. He learned the bakers trade, and in company with his brother Samuel Long, opened a confectionery store and bakery in Napoleon, Henry county, Ohio, and stayed there five years, when he gave up the business, and has since been engaged in farming. In 1868 he married Annie Andrews, of Green Township, Ashland County.
She died in December 1876, and in December 1878, he married Magdalena Weimer, of Holmes County. He was a member of the Lutheran church, but is now a member of the Evangelical association. He is the father of four children: Peter, deceased; Maggie, Bertie A., and Harry.