Solomon DeLong

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Solomon DeLong
Born(1849-02-08)February 8, 1849
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedFebruary 2, 1925(1925-02-02) (aged 75)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Pen nameObediah Grouthomel (pen name)
OccupationJournalist and writer
Notable worksProvided the Pennsylvania German language translation of Clement Clarke Moore's poem A Visit from St. Nicholas (also known as The Night before Christmas)

Solomon DeLong (February 8, 1849-February 2, 1925) was an American Pennsylvania Dutch language writer and journalist.

Early life[edit]

DeLong was born in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania.

Career[edit]

DeLong was a teacher and businessman. For 12 years, he was the Pennsylvania Dutch language columnist for The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he wrote under the pen name Obediah Grouthomel.[1]

DeLong provided the Pennsylvania Dutch language translation of Clement Clarke Moore's poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night before Christmas. The Pennsylvania German language translation of the poem was first printed in The Morning Call on December 24, 1920.[2]

Death[edit]

DeLong died on February 25, 1925 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at age 75.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pumpernickle Bill". Time. 1937-08-09. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Thomas C.; Solomon DeLong. The Night Before Christmas; Pennsylvania Dutch and English. p. 18. ISBN 3-937467-14-9.