Map and Location:
Shelter#2, is adjacent
to the beach and the children’s playground.
The 2004 Reunion location should provide
activities for all age levels. The zoo is popular with both tourists
and local citizenry for its variety of animals, kids' playground,
picnic facilities, gardens, disc golf, and min-train tours across
the Otonabee River.
Click above for
will be posted at the entrance.
|What to bring:
• the Family!
• a picnic lunch (although
snack bar is on the grounds)
• family trees
• old photos, documents, and heirlooms
• lawn chairs!
• balls, bats, Frisbees, etc.
• bathing suit , life jacket for little
kids (fishing gear and fishing license for adults)
|Who should come:
If a DELONG appears anywhere in your
family tree we are eager to meet you.
Our reunions are informal gatherings that allow
anyone with a family connection, from near and far, to become reaquainted,
share stories, take photos, and enjoy picnic fare. Delong genealogists may wish
to photocopy documents/photos, share computer files and revise the family tree
charts. Perhaps your grandmother or great-grandmother
was a DELONG. If so, please join us; you
may find out more about your family and help others do the same.
Everyone is encouraged to bring information to share,
to mingle and to have a pleasant day.
It is not necessary that DELONG be your last name.
Please, bring photo albums, old bibles, documents and heirlooms to the reunion.
|How You Can Help:
Please, pass copies of this invitation to to those who would enjoy making or
renewing family friendships, and folks who may be interested in finding out
more about the history of the DELONGs.
On a few occasions we have published a newsletter. The deciding
factor in making a newsletter is whether or not enough new material is donated.
So, if you have stories, some photos - anything of interest - send them along
by mail or e-mail. Newsletters are re-published on the website.
If you have information about new additions
to families or newly discovered relatives, who should be included
in our family tree display, you may write, phone, send e-mail, or
visit the home page of Dan and Anne Delong. (See the box in the right
Photo CD contains updated content, but it's not too late
to add more images. Include your best hostorical family photos
on the 2004 CD by sending them as jpg files over the Internet,
or by mailing a CD to Dan and Anne. Or, send us
the actual photos for scanning. Or, drop them off at Betty's.Then,
pick them up at the reunion.
Furthermore, of you obtained a CD in 2002, please check it over for missing
names or other inaccuacies so that we can improve the 2004 version.
Back to Delong
Sunday, August 15,
Riverview Park and
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North (Hwy. 29)
|Only in the case of severe, inclement
weather will the picnic be canceled.
If necessary, we will make last minute arrangements
for an indoor display of genealogy information, and set up the computer, large
family charts and the photocopier.
The local number to call for such last minute
information is 1-705-742-4585
(the Peterborough home of Betty Delong).
About the DELONG Family (reprinted
from the 1998 invitation)
The genealogy of the DELONG family
has been traced back to the late 1600s, when Arie Fransen de
Lange married Rachel Jansen Pier (an immigrant from Amsterdam,
Holland) in the Kingston (New York) area. The three sons and
seven daughters from their marriage have produced thousands
of descendants living all over North America.
After the American Revolution,
many members of the DELONG family left the United States and
came to Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Information
about these early pioneers is scarce, since there were few
government or church records kept at that time.
Other DELONGs came later to take
advantage of opportunities to purchase inexpensive farm land.
Many of the children of these farming families
later migrated to western Canada and the United States as new land opened up.