2004 Delong Family Reunion and Picnic

Here is the four page, folding, 2004 Invitation as a PDF file ,

And the Delong Family Newsletter for 2004 as a PDF file ,

And some Photos from the 2004 Reunion Picnic.

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 large map.
  • Signs 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.
  • cameras
  • 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 hand column.)

The 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.

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Peterborough, Ontario 
Sunday, August 15, 2004 
Riverview Park and Zoo 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 picnic shelter #2

Water Street North (Hwy. 29)
Peterborough, Ontario

Dan and Anne Delong,  67 Scugog Street,  Bowmanville, Ontario,  Canada,  L1C 3H9

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.