LOUIS T. LONGPREY, manufacturer of carriages, buggies, etc., was born in Canada in 1839, served three years at trade of carriagemaker, in Montreal, Canada, and one year in Detroit, Mich. Then carried on the carriage factory at Bay City, Mich., for three years, and for ten years at Detroit, Misc. He came to Nebraska, 1877, located in Saunders County and in company with his brother, John Longprey, ran a railroad boarding house for three months; came to Omaha in 1877 during the month of September. January 2, 1878, he commenced his present business in a very small way, now employs seven men, and manufactures seventy-five carriages, buggies, etc., per annum. Mr. Longprey was married at Detroit, Mich., January 8, 1867, to Helen Peters, a native of Canada. They have three children, Mary L. A., Joseph A. E. and Joseph John Baptiste. -----------------------------
My family branch settled later in and around maxwell, Nebraska.