C. D. De Long is engaged in dairying on a farm of eighty-seven acres located three-quarters of a mile west of Sheboygan Falls. He was born in Lima township, this county, on April 26, 1861, and is a son of Conrad and Anna (Michaels) De Long, natives of Canada. The mother came to the United States in 1847 with her parents, who located at Sheboygan Falls in this county, while the father settled here in 1853. They were married soon thereafter and took up their residence on a farm in Lima township, which remained their home until 1877. In the latter year they removed to Sheboygan Falls, the father continuing his agricultural pursuits until 1882, when he withdrew from active work, and has ever since lived retired, although he still owns the farm.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. De Long, as follows : Charles, our subject; Hattie, who is living at home with her parents; Stanton, who is married and engaged in the hardware business in Sheboygan Falls; Sidney, who was married and engaged in farming in Lima township, where he passed away at the age of twenty-eight years; and Sarah, who died in infancy.
The education of Charles De Long was completed in the district schools of Lima township, following which he assisted his father with the work of the farm. Agricultural pursuits have always engaged his attention, and he has for many years made a specialty of dairying. In 1906 he purchased his present place, which is one of the attractive, well kept and valuable properties in Sheboygan Falls township.
Mr. De Long was married on the 14th of October, 1886, to Miss Inez Kelley, a daughter of George and Sarah Kelley, natives of the state of New York. The father, a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war, died in 1911. Mr. and Mrs. De Long have one daughter, Myrle, who married Joseph Kohlhagen, and is residing in Sheboygan Falls township.
Politically Mr. De Long is a republican, and served as chairman of Lima township for twelve years. He is an enterprisin man in matters of business and as a citizen he is public-spirited and progressive, actively cooperating in forwarding every movement that will advance the interests of the community or promote the welfare of its citizens.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL