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.


Frederick Young appears to have been the second son of Theobald and was born about 1720, before the Palatines left Schoharie and settled in the Mohawk Valley. In the land patent of 14,000 acres, bearing his father's name, Adam Young's name appears next to the elder's name and Frederick third and Andreas fourth. Unfortunately, the birth dates of Frederick and Andreas have not been found, and no record has been located which would indicate that Frederick ever married. The records do show that he resided on land in the Ames section, south of Canajoharie.

He was a man of considerable prominence among the early settlers, being highly connected with the Tryon County officials to the extent of being honored with important offices and a large land grant. The Tryon county records show that in 1773 Frederick Young was elected by Governor Tryon's Committee as one of the Justices of the county and a road commissioner.

A document in possession of the Fort Rensselaer Club of Canajoharie contains the names of Frederick and Adam Young in a long list of "leading Tryon county men" who signed a document in 1773 supporting George the Third, King of England against the Stuart Pretenders to the Throne.

The early Militia records of the Valley give the names of persons recommended to be officers in the 4th Regiment of the "New Formed Regiments of Militia" in the western part of the County of Albany (Mohawk Valley) as follows:

Col. Claus
Capt. Adam Laux
1st Lieut. William Fox
" " Jacob Snell
" " Frederick Young
" " John Hess

In Deed Book 8, page 122 at Fonda is recorded a deed dated June 6, 1788 between David Hess of Palatine District, Montgomery County, and Jacob Rutnauer (Ratnauer) of Frey's Bush-95 pounds. The land in question was a fourth part of Lot No. 4 in Philip Livingston Patent fsouth of Canajoharie). The lot contained "100 acres of woodland with the usual allowances for highways which by conveyance executed by Frederick Young, Esquire (late of the County of Tryon) to Margaretha Hess, bearing date the 21st and 22nd days of March in the year of our Lord 1768."

The said David Hess, born Sept. 22, 1753, was a son of John Hess and wife Anna Margaretha (Young) Hess. (See Hendrick Young genealogy) and Theobald Young and Catharine were sponsors. Hendrick Young, as heretofore stated, had probably returned to Schoharie and because of his absence, Theobald (brother) and wife acted as sponsors for David Hess. It is apparent by the above mentioned deed that David Hess had become heir to the lot owned by his mother, deeded to her by Frederick Young (probably her cousin).

Further proof as to the identity of this Frederick Young as a son of Theobald is the fact that on the same date he deeded the land in question to Anna Margaretha (Young) Hess, he leased from Theobald Young (perhaps Jr.) fifty acres of land known as Lot No. 37 in the Livingston patent.

These transactions are stated in detail here to show that Frederick Young, Esq. was of the Theobald Young family and therefore of the same generation as Anna Margaretha (Young) Hess. Others have claimed that this Frederick Young was Anna Margaretha's father, and that it was so stated in the Ratnauer deed mentioned. This is not the fact, as the word "father" is not in the deed as recorded, and nothing whatever is included which would lead one to believe he was the father of said Margaretha.

As previously stated, the name of Frederick Young appeared with his father and brothers in the original Theobald Young Patent. The partition deed, which includes a map of the patent indicates that Adam and Andreas each drew three lots in the patent, but the name of Frederick Young does not appear. This tends to prove that Frederick was more interested in Canajoharie affairs and never lived in the Kyle or German Flats area.

Frederick Young Patent.

In 1765 Frederick Young and others were granted the 20,000 acre patent which bore his name and was located in what became Otsego and Schoharie counties. A copy of the patent, on file in the Division of Land of the Secretary of State's office in the Capitol, Albany, says that it was granted by the Crown through "Witness our trusty and well beloved Cadwallader Golden, Esquire, our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our Province of New York at our Fort in our City of New York, the Eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord 1765, and of our Reign the fifth."

The patentees were Frederick Young, Cornelius TenBroeck, Adam Young, Hendrick Mathias, Johannes Kesselaer, Andries Young, Nicholas Oxiner, Francis Johnson, Christian Frolic, Robert Leonard, Elias Bailey, Theobald Young (probably Jr.), John Carman, John Ja. Glen, John J. Cuyler, Abraham Yates, Jr., Simon Groot and Jonas Southerd.

This tract was originally purchased of the "Native Indian Proprietors" on the 9th day of June 1761.

A further record on file in the Department of State shows that Under date of May 14, 1767, nearly all of this patent was released by the above named persons, Frederick Young acting with "Power of Attorney". His address is given as "Canajoharrie". The names Hendrick Young and Jury (George) Schrembling are mentioned as having a certain interest. The patent was released to Anthony Van Dam.

The foregoing proves the identity of this Frederick Young as a son of Theobald Jung, Sr., and a brother of Adam, Andreas and apparently Theobald, the younger brother. George Schrembling was a brother-in-law of Adam Young. The identity of the Hendrick Young mentioned is not clear. The Palatine immigrant, Hendrick, would have been at least seventy years of age, if living at this time, and Hendrick, son of Adam, was not born until 1762.

The Berne Lutheran Church record contains the following item: May 3, 1796-Elisabeth born to Theobald Young and Marillis of Susquehannah; sponsors, George Schromling and his wife Elisabeth. Doubtless this was Theobald Young, Jr. and he and the said George Schrembling are the same persons mentioned in connection with the Frederick Young land patent.

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