Three Rivers
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.


A study of the lists of names of Palatines arriving in this country 1710, as shown in "Book of Names" by L. D. MacWethy, The Simmendinger Register, and "Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration by Dr. Walter A. Knittle, does not reveal any large number of Young (Jung) families. The Embarkation lists from Holland to England which are quite extensive, should not be construed as meaning that all those listed arrived in, or ever sailed to America.

The New York Subsistence List, sometimes called Governor Hunter's Ration List, contains the following Jungs, either in New York City or in the Hudson River settlements from, their landing in 1710 to September, 1712.

Jung, Hendrich and wife in 1710, one child by 1712.
Jung, Johann Eberhard and wife, 1 child in 1710, wife dead, 1712.
Jung, Johannes and wife (Probably John Mattheus and Veronica)
Jung, Peter and wife.
Jung, Theobald, single; still single in 1712.
Jungin, Anna Elisabeth, widow and four children over 10 yrs.
Jungin, Juliana, widow in 1712 (Husband Jacob drowned).
Jungin, Maria, widow, 2 children over 10 years.
Jung, Niclaus and wife, Anna Magdelena. (Niclaus drowned December 23, 1715).

The Simmendinger Register shows the following in 1717:
Jung, Dewalt (Theobald-David) wife Maria Catharine.
Jung, Eberhard, wife and child.
Jungin, Elisabetha.
Jung, Heinrich and wife Anna Margaretha and 4 children.

The Kocherthal Records indicate as follows:
Jacob Jung drowned in Hudson River, his wife being Juliana.
Niclaus Jung drowned Dec. 23, 1715. Wife Anna Magdalena.
John Quirinius or Omirius Jung died March 17, 1715.
Johann Eberhard Jung, whose wife was Anna Gertrude, (lived in Dutchess county and had several children. No record indicates that this family ever went to Schoharie or the Mohawk Valley.)

The Holland Society records show that Maria Jung, widow from Zweibruch, married Willem Bauman, widower.

No further record appears of Peter Jung and wife mentioned the Subsistence List referred to, except the Hackensack, New Jersey church record indicates that Peter "Jongh" and Anna Jong had a daughter born January 9, 1724. Elisabeth Jongin was aged 49 on arrival in 1710. Her four children were Peter, aged 24, Maria, 19, Hendr. Peter, 16 and Katrina, 12.

From the foregoing it appears that only a few distinct Jung families arrived in 1710 and they, or their descendants, settled in the Schoharie or Mohawk Valleys, viz:

Johann Mattheus Jung and wife Veronica Mancken, who did not leave the Hudson Valley.

Theobald and wife Maria Catharine, (probably Schneider) who went to Schoharie in 1712 and to the Mohawk Valley in 1722.

Hendrick and wife Anna Margaretha, (probably Timmerman) who accompanied Theobald and family, as it is quite probable that they were brothers.

Hans Christian Young arrived later, born at about the time the Palatines were migrating to the Mohawk Valley. His son Godfrey was a Revolutionary soldier, which places Hans Christian in the generation next succeeding the emigration of 1710. Diederich Young arrived also about this time, and these five families will be traced in the following pages, together with such information as can be found regarding any separate branches of the Jung families who settled in neighboring communities.

It is not the purpose of this record to attempt to show the origin of all the branches of the YOUNG Family. The history and genealogy of the Scotch, Irish and English Young's-the spelling of which never varied from Y O U N G-have been traced by other authors, and their works are available in various libraries. The Young family of Long Island, recorded as of English origin, has been written up and is available; the Peter Warren Young family, whose ancestors came to Montgomery County, N. Y. from New Jersey in about 1725, has been traced and the complete record is on file. This branch does not appear to have been of Palatine origin.

The church records appended hereto show all persons found in those records bearing the name Young, whether German, Dutch, English or Irish. (There probably were no Chinese in these parts that early bearing this name). It is an interesting fact that some early settlers came to Otsego county, via the Susquehanna River, rather than the Hudson, Schoharie and Mohawk valleys, and built their homes adjacent to those of the Palatine stock who came the New York route. The early church records indicate that they associated with the same churches as those of German ancestry and in many instances intermarried.

Having to deal so much with probabilities is unfortunate, but the great lapse of time that has intervened since these events transpired, and the lack of recorded documentary information, compels one at times to assume as probable facts that which may be, at least in part, erroneous or pure fiction. However, so far as possible this authorship has endeavored to be reasonably sure, and if not, to then express the doubt or question the circumstances surrounding the alleged facts and figures enumerated herein.

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