From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 434, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN A. LONGNECKER was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, December 29, 1820, and is the eldest of the ten children born to JACOB and SARAH D. (PORTER) LONGNECKER, natives respectively of Maryland and Kentucky. JACOB LONGNECKER was reared from childhood in Kentucky, was there married and there was engaged in farming until 1833, when he came to Clinton County, this State (Indiana), thence, three or four years later, to Tippecanoe, and thence, in 1841, moved to Livingston County, Illinois, where he bought a farm of 320 acres, on which he resided until his death in March, 1860. JOHN A. LONGNECKER worked with his father until twenty-one years of age, and then farmed on shares in Tippecanoe County (Indiana) for about ten years, when he bought a small farm, which he worked until the spring of 1862, when he came to this township and settled on seventy acres of wild land which he had bought two years previously. January 9, 1842, he married ROSANNA GATS, a native of Dayton, Ohio, who bore him seven children (only one of whom still lives - LOUISA C., now MRS. EDWARD STANFORD), and died February 9, 1880, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, MR. LONGNECKER is a Democrat."