History From America's Most Famous Valleys
The Young (Jung) Families of the Mohawk Valley
Compiled by Clifford M. Young & Published by
The Fort Plain Standard, Fort Plain, NY 1947
Donated by Bruce Hargrove.
Andrew Young, Continued
Andrew Young, (son of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young), was born Mar. 3, 1831 in Oneonta, N. Y., and moved with his parents and their family in 1836, to the log house southwest of Battle Creek, Mich., where he lived with his parents until his marriage.
On April 17, 1855 he married Kaziah Trowbridge who was born Dec. 1, 1836 and died June 27, 1900 at their home in Augusta, Mich.
They were the parents of one child, Joseph R., who was born Mar. 11, 1856 at their farm home in Harmonia and died Sept. 27, 1856 at the same place. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
About 1861 they legally adopted his sister Maria's child, Georgia Elizabeth Breed, and brought her up as their own.
After his marriage Andrew Young bought a small farm in Harmonia (now in Fort Custer) about five miles west of Battle Creek, Mich. They lived there for several years and then he sold this farm and purchased a home in Augusta, Kalamazoo Co., where they lived the rest of their lives.
At about this time he bought a farm which adjoined the west edge of Augusta Village, and he worked this farm for a good many years, but as he grew older, he sold portions of it until he finally disposed of the whole property. After his wife's death his daughter Georgia and her husband lived with him for several years, and until his death, an old couple named Manchester lived with him for many years, and she kept house for him.
He died May 23, 1914 from Concussion of the brain due to a fall down stairs while visiting his nephew Myron Young, where he died. He is buried in the Young Cemetery beside his wife.
5-9 Catharine Young, (daughter of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young) was born April 22. 1833 in Oneonta, N. Y., and moved with her parents and their family in 1836 to the log house southwest of Battle Creek, Mich. On Dec. 7, 1853 she was married at her parents' home on Goguac Prairie, to Hugh Gould, who was born June 1, 1831 in Canada.
While he was still quite young, Hugh Gould's parents moved to New York State where they lived for some time and then moved to Ohio. After a short time Hugh moved to Michigan where he worked on a farm near Hillsdale for a man named Westfall for a few years after which he moved to Goguac Prairie southwest of Battle Creek. After his marriage to Catharine Young they settled on a farm in Johnstown twp., Barry Co., where they lived for about three years. He then purchased a large farm in Bedford twp., Calhoun Co., where they
lived for many years until, several years before his death he went to live with his daughter Elizabeth Jones in Assyria twp., Barry Co., where he died on April 8, 1911. He is buried in Bedford Center, beside his wife, who died Sept. 26, 1894 at their farm home in Bedford twp. Hugh and Catharine (Young) Gould were the parents of the following four children:
6-1 David, born about 1854 at their farm home in Barry Co., where he died about 1856. He is buried in the Bedford Cemetery.
6-2 James Eugene, horn April 22, 1857 in Bedford twp., Calhoun Co., Mich., where he lived until his marriage on Dec. 31, 1879, at his parents' home, to Phebe Catharine Fiero, who was born June 12, 1856 in Bedford twp.
From 1881 until about 1892 James Gould worked at the School Furniture Co. in Battle Creek, after which he worked at the Nichols & Shepard Co., for 25 years. After 1917 he was employed by the American-Marsh Steam Pump Go.
James and Phebe (Fiero) Gould were the parents of the following three children:
7-1 Allan J. Gould was born Dec. 3, 1882 in Battle Creek, Mich. On July 2, 1906 in Battle Creek, he was married to Florence Ryan but they were later divorced. To them were born two children: Thomas Hugh, born April 7, 1911 and Virginia Louise, born Sept. 28, 1914, both born in Urbandale, near Battle Creek.
On Oct. 1, 1921, in Jackson, Mich., Allan J. Gould was again married to Mrs. Mabell Irene (Butters) Hollister. She died on Nov. 21, 1921 in Jackson, Mich., and is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek.
Allan Gould was a machinist by trade, and worked at the Nichols & Shepard Co., the Advance Steam Pump Co., and several other shops in Battle Creek, [n May 1918 he went lo Climax in Kalamazoo Co., where he was employed by the Telephone Co. until June 1919 when he returned to Battle Creek and worked for the Citizen's Telephone Co. there until Feb. 1922.
In August 1923 he moved to Jackson, Mich., where he worked for the Citizen's Telephone Co. and the Bell Telephone Co. until the fall of 1928, after which, due to ill health, he did little work except Landscape Architecture and gardening.
He moved back to Battle Creek in 1930 and lived with his parents at 56 East Ave., until his death on Dec. 15, 1934 at his home. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek.
7-2 Roy Fiero Gould was born Nov. 21, 1887 in Battle Creek, Mich. In November of 1909 he was sent by the Automatic Electric Co., of Battle Creek, to Cuba where he remained for about a year. While in Cuba he was married to Hazel Sager. They had no children, and were later separated.
During 1917 and 1918 he was employed by the telephone company in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. While in Minneapolis he was again married to Gladys Cross of Kansas City, Mo., and they became the parents of one child which died in infancy in Kansas City.
On Feb. 22, 1930 Roy Gould was sent to Antwerp, Belgium by the Automatic Electric Co. He died Sept. 14, 1930 in Brussels, the body was cremated in Paris and the ashes distributed in Brussels.
7-3 Florence Gould, born Dec. 27, 1889 in Battle Creek, where she died Oct. 18, 1896. She is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek.
6-3 Elizabeth Gould, daughter of Hugh and Catharine (Young) Gould, was born Feb. 27, 1860 at her parents' farm home in Bedford twp., Calhoun Co., Mich., where she lived until some time after her marriage. On Dec. 7, 1880, at her home, she was married to Charley Jones who was born Feb. 14, 1856 in Herefordshire County, England. To them were born two children:
7-1 Ora L. Jones, born Sept. 28, 1881 at her grandfather Gould's farm home in Bedford twp. She died Feb. 21, 1903 at her parents' home north of Assyria and is buried in the Ellis Cemetery, two miles northwest of Assyria. She never married.
7-2 Hugh S. Jones, born Dec. 5, 1888 at the home of his grandfather Gould. On June 24, 1912 in Marshall, Mich., he married Achsah Irene Cummings, who was born July 11, 1893, daughter of Peter B. Cummings of Iowa. They became the parents of seven children, all born at the farm home in Assyria twp., Barry Co. Among those now living are Hugh Sherman, born June 8, 1915; Lewis Norman, born Mar. 26, 1921 and Yvone Francis, born Sept. 24, 1931.
Elizabeth (Gould) Jones died April 6, 1928 in Battle Creek. On May 18, 1930 in Three Rivers, Mich., Charley Jones was again married to Edna M. Edmonds of Hastings, Mich., who was born in February, 1880, in Maple Grove twp,, Barry Co., Mich.
6-4 LaVant Gould, son of Hugh and Catharine (Young) Gould, was born Dec. 14, 1864 at his parents' home in Bedford twp., Calhoun Co. Mich. He married Nettie Butterfield of Parma, Mich. They were the parents of one child:
7-1 Catharine Gould, born in August, 1895. On Oct. 7, 1916 in Battle Creek, she was married to Elga L. Pratt, who was born in August, 1892. They were the parents of four children, all born in Battle Creek: George Charles, born June 28, 1918, who was married on May 24, 1940 to Elizabeth Andrews of Battle Creek. He was killed in 1942 when the truck he was driving ran off the highway; Barbara Louise Pratt, born July 31, 1921; James Robert Pratt, born July 27, 1928; and Robert Pratt.
5-10 Nancy C. Young, daughter of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young, was born Feb. 4, 1835 in Oneonta, N. Y., and moved with her parents to Battle Creek, Mich. in 1836. On Oct. 30, 1850, she was married to James Vanderveer who was born Feb. 18, 1828, son of John and Ann (Voorhees) Vanderveer.
<-Nancy C. Young.
After their marriage James and Nancy Vanderveer lived with her parents for several years, and between 1850 and 1860 he ran a hardware store in Battle Creek. About 1860 they moved to Benton twp., Berrien Co., Mich. where he purchased a farm, and there he died on May 5, 1901. He is buried in Pearl Grange Cemetery in Benton twp. Nancy Young Vanderveer died Feb. 1, 1916 at the home of her son John, and is buried beside her husband. James and Nancy Vanderveer were the parents of eight children:
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND NANCY (YOUNG) VANDERVEER
6-1 John, born Dec. 3, 1851 at the home of his grandfather Young near Battle Creek; died Aug. 23, 1930 on his farm four miles north of Coloma, Mich. He is buried in Coloma. On Feb. 1, 1877 in Benton twp., Berrien Co., he married Mary E. Spencer. They were the parents of the following five children:
7-1 Roy Vanderveer, born Feb., 25, 1878 at the farm home of his grandfather Vanderveer in Benton twp.; died Jan. 4, 1921. He is buried in Coloma, Mich. On Oct. 20, 1898 he married Jessie Lockwood who died Jan. 28, 1903. They had no children. On Oct. 21, 1904 he was again married to Myrtle Lee and they had the following four children: Rosamond L., born April 20, 1907, who was married in March 1927 to Russell Seaward, and they now live in Ogunquit, Maine; Spencer, born Jan. 2, 1915; Elizabeth M., born June 29, 1917 and James R., born Dec. 27, 1918.
7-2 Percy Vanderveer, born Jan. 28, 1880, at the home of his parents four miles north of Coloma, Mich. While hunting with his father on Dec. 25, 1896 on their farm, he was accidentally shot by his father, and died the same day. He is buried in Coloma, Mich.
7-3 Bertha Vanderveer, born Mar. 12, 1882 at the home of her parents near Coloma, Mich. On Dec. 21, 1912 she married Clinton Lyle Giddings and they became the parents of two children : Mary E., born April 7, 1915 in Portland, Oregon, and Alice, born Sept. 12, 1916 in Akron, Ohio.
7-4 Bessie Vanderveer, born June 8, 1883 at the home of her parents near Coloma. On Dec. 2, 1912 she married Malcolm D. Grant. They live in Coloma and have no children.
7-5 Nancy E. Vanderveer, born May 9, 1886 at the home of her parents near Coloma. On Sept. 18, 1907 she married Theodore C. Tiedebohl who was for many years a Veterinary Surgeon at the Union Stockyards in Chicago. He owns a lumber yard in Coloma and one in South Haven. They have two children: Robert J., born July 5, 1909 and Theodora Nancy, born Oct. 27, 1912.
6-2 Sarah M. Vanderveer was born June 23, 1854 in Battle Creek, where she died July 28, 1856. She is buried in the Young Cemetery.
6-3 Francis J. was born Oct. 22, 1857 in Battle Creek, where he died Sept. 1, 1858. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
6-4 James was born Sept. 14, 1859 in Battle Creek, where he died April 14, 1860. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
6-5 William N. was born April 19, 1861 at his parents' home in Benton twp., Berrien Co. On June 6, 1888 in Benton Harbor he was married to Fannie M. Baker who was born June 6, 1871 in Adrian, Mich., daughter of Javez and Maria (Scott) Baker. They became the parents of the following- four children:
7-1 Florence, born May 19, 1889 in Benton twp., where she died Aug. 21, 1904. She is buried in Pear] Grange Cemetery. 7-2 Ruth, born June 1, 1893 in Benton twp. On June 1, 1918 in Benton Harbor, Mich., she married William Eisner. They have one child: Robert W., born Mar. 10, 1919 in Flint, Mich. They live at Barren Lake near Niles, Mich., where they run a resort.
7-3 Edith, born June 29, 1897 in Benton twp. On June 5, 1920 in Niles, Mich., she was married to Clarence E. Dewey. They live in Niles where he is a freight brakeman. They have no children.
7-4 John Ernest, born April 21, 1906 in Benton twp.
6-6 Anna Elizabeth, was born Aug. 18, 1862 at her parents' home in Benton twp. In Benton Harbor, Mich., in 1886 she was married to John Downing. After his death she was again married to Albert V. Hanson, but they had no children. She died Dec. 28, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, and is buried in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Mich. John and Anna (Vanderveer) Downing were the parents of the following three children:
7-1 Fanny, who married Thimothy J. Jamison. They have two children: Margaret and John Downing.
7-2 Helen, who married Judd McKinn, a dentist. They live in Dallas, Texas and have two children: Judd, Jr., and Ted.
7-3 Margaret, who first married Earl Miller. They had one child: Ruth Madalyn. About 1909 Margaret was again married to Carl Smith. They live in Dallas, Texas, and have one child: Carl, Jr., born about 1922.
6-7 Ernest, was born May 24, 1865 in Benton twp., Berrien Co., Mich. He died at his farm home near Sodus, Berrien Co., on April 22, 1912 and is buried in Pearl Grange Cemetery. On Jan. 1, 1889 he married Ethel P. Barrett, born Dec. 29, 1870, daughter of George W. and Inez I. (Pearl) Barrett. They were the parents of one child:
7-1 James G. Vanderveer, born Aug. 8, 1890; died in the Spring of 1918 of the Influenza while serving in the U. S. Army. On Feb. 23, 1911 he married Bessie Reams and they were the parents of two children: Rollo and Mary Enos.
6-8 Warren H., was born Sept. 28, 1869 in Benton twp., where he died Oct. 8, 1871. He is buried in Pearl Grange Cemetery.
During the years of research and compiling of this chapter of "The Young
(Jung) Families of the Mohawk Valley", I was in correspondence with the
author, Mr. Clifford M. Young, and wish to here express my appreciation of
his cooperation and assistance.
Mrs. H. M. Stevens,
R #4, Albion, Michigan.
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