Esther Adaline was the daughter of Lemuel Long and his second wife, Adaline Florilla Hunt Long. Esther was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, 18 Dec 1858, and she married Samuel Bechtel 29 July 1878 in Webster Co., Iowa. They were parents of 6 children, including several who died young. Their children were all born at Hanson, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), where they moved immediately after their marriage. They moved to Bernardo in San Diego Co., California by 1900, then to Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, where they lived in the 1910 and 1920 censuses. In the 1930 census they lived in Pasadena, California.
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