Solomon DeLong

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Solomon DeLong (born February 8, 1849, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania-February 2, 1925, Allentown, Pennsylvania) was a Pennsylvania German language writer and journalist. DeLong was a teacher, business man, and, for twelve years, Pennsylvania German columnist of the Allentown newspaper The Morning Call, where he wrote under the pen name Obediah Grouthomel.[1] DeLong provided the Pennsylvania German 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]


  1. ^ "Pumpernickle Bill". Time. 1937-08-09. 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.