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.

The Johann Mattheus Line Part Three


5-11 Henryet Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., July 17, 1833. Died in infancy, Aug. 1, 1833.


4-1 Nicholas Young, born May 5, 1800. Married Catherine Kneiskern.

Issue. (5) (Fifth Generation)

5-1 Jacob, born in 1821. (Family record.) Probably born on his grandfather's old farm (Peter 1725-1800) and lived there or in the neighborhood, in the town of Carlisle, Schoharie county, N. Y. He married Eliza Guernsey.

5-2 Simon, born March 4, 1825. (Lawyersville Reformed church record.) No further record.

5-3 Thomas, born in 1826: died in 1906. (Year of birth and death from grave-stone in the old Peter Young farm cemetery).

5-4 John William, born July 31, 1828. (Lawyersville Reformed church record).

5-5 Robert W., born in 1840; died in 1908. (Gravestone record in the old Peter Young farm cemetery).

5-6 George, (birth date not found). He is believed to have married a Becker- probably Emma, and is said to have lived near Moyers Corners, town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. Believed buried in Pine Plains cemetery, Clay. The cemetery record book shows a George Young, but gives no age or date of burial. An Emma Young, 49, is also recorded with this George Young, under date of Feb. 21, 1889. She was probably his wife.


5 - 1 Jacob, born in 1821 ; married Eliza Guernsey.

Issue. (6) (Sixth Generation)

6-1 Wilbur, born May 6, 1865; married Anna Bellinger. Wilbur lives with his son-in-law, Verne Dietz, on the John M. Brown old farm, adjoining or nearby the old Peter Young (1725-1800) farm in the "Rock District", in the town of Carlisle, Schoharie county, N. Y. (This John M. Brown alluded to was the Schoharie county judge and historian.) Wilbur and Anna had four children:

Ethel, born March 9, 1888; married Verne Dietz.
Lester, born Sept. 17, 1889; married Lyra Lawyer.
Chauncey, born July 9, 1891, died in 1916.
Ralph, born September, 1893.

6-2 Lettie, born in 1860: married Mathias Linden. They had a son Dr. J. Henry Linden of Cherry Valley, N. Y., who married and they had two children:

Edith Linden who married a Garlock.
Mabel Linden who married an Alger.


4-2 Michael Young, born May 13, 1805. (Lawyersville Reformed church record). Michael married Dorcus (Doretha) Fox.

Issue. (5) (Fifth Generation)

5-1 Nancy Maria, born Oct. 7, 1825. (Lawyersville Reformed church record).

5-2 Daniel, born Aug. 6, 1828. (Lawyersville Reformed church record). Died April 2, 1846-"aged 18 years, 8 months." (Gravestone record in the Peter Young old farm cemetery).

5-3 Catherine M., (born about Nov. 10, 1831) died Oct. 10, 1858-aged 27 years and 11 months. (Gravestone record in the Peter Young old farm cemetery).

5-4 Elizabeth, (born about Nov. 6, 1832) died Feb. 6, 1856-aged 23 years, 3 months. (Gravestone record in the Peter Young old cemetery).

5-5 Christian, (born about Sept. 15, 1838) died June 15, 1865-aged 26 years, 9 months. (Gravestone record in the Peter Young old farm cemetery).

5- 6 Mary A., (born about Aug. 5, 1845) died May 5, 1869-aged 23 years, 9 months. (Gravestone record in the old Peter Young farm cemetery).

5-7 Almira, died Feb. 16, 1865. No age given. (Gravestone record in the Peter Young old farm cemetery).

It will be noted that with possibly the exception of Nancy Maria, these children all died very early in life, and none may have left any descendants.


Jacob Jung, born Dec. 26, 1746, and Jeremiah Jung, born August 21, 1754, were brothers. Their father, Peter Jung, born 1725, baptized February 14, 1725, was, therefore, the common ancestor of two detailed branches of the Young family in this genealogical sketch.

3-1 Jacob Jung, first child of Peter Jung (Young) and Elisabeth Moschier (Mosier, Mosser, etc.) was born at or near West Camp on the Hudson, Dec. 26, 1749. The sponsors at his baptism were "Johann Matteis Jonk and Catharine Diederick" (his second wife). Jacob married Maritje (Maria) Petrie, probably a daughter of Han Jost (John Joseph) Petrie of Revolutionary war fame.

It is believed that Jacob, as well as Jeremiah, was in the Revolutionary war. The War Department at Washington--J. A. ,Ulio, Adjutant General, advises as follows:

"The records show that one Jacob Young served in that war as a private in Campbell's Battalion, New York Militia. His name appears only on a company pay roll of Capt. Francis Utt's Co. of Militia in Col. Samuel Campbell,'s Batt'n of Tryon County, who were in service at different times and at different places from the 27th of May, 1778 to Dec. 7, 1778. The payroll (not dated) shows that he was in service 29 days, and that the amount of his pay and subsistance was L. (English pound) 2-S, 11-D. 6 2/3. No further record of him has been found, and no record of personal or family history."

Related to this are several significant facts: The site of Colonel Samuel Campbell's fortified house of the Revolutionary period is half a mile directly north from the center of Cherry Valley village. The father of Jacob and Jeremiah lived in the "Rock District", in the town of Carlisle. Many members of the Young family are known to have been born close by in Sharon, and not a few are buried there and at Lawyersville. This author's father always said that the family of Elias Young (Jacob's son) came from Cherry Valley to Onondaga county (1825). These places are but a few miles from each other, and together constitute the general locality from whence our entire Young "tribe" eventually came. It might be added that the D.A.R. Lineage Book for 1908 says: "Jeremiah Young-1753-1844" (more generally recognized as 1754-1845) "served as ensign in the First Regiment Tryon County, N. Y. Militia under Col. Samuel Campbell, 1778," indicating that Jacob and Jeremiah were both in this regiment at the same time. (There were two other Jacob Youngs in the Tryon County Militia- Jacob A. and Jacob, Jr. both of other Young lines) .

Regarding Jacob's wife, we are indebted to Metta B. Staehla (Mrs. Frederick Staehla) of R. D. 3, Munnsville, N. Y., a descendant of the Petries, for the opinion that the Maria Petrie who married Jacob Young was a daughter of Han Jost Petrie, Militiaman, who was a sergeant in Col. Peter Bellinger's regiment of militia during the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Staehla says: "This Joseph Petrie, his wife Maria, and four children, were taken captive to Canada in 1757, when the German Flats settlement was burned. The children were Anna, Maria, (who later, probably became the wife of Jacob Jung), John Joste and Elizabeth. The elder John Jost Petrie, magistrate, and his wife, Cordelia (Demuth) were also taken captive at that time. It was in November, 1757. The prisoners were returned to Col. Schuyler Sept. 1, 1758". Records are missing and it is believed that they were destroyed at the time the settlement was burned in 1757.

Besides the above connection, the Petries and Youngs were otherwise closely related. The following excerpts from an address given by Dr. William H. Petrie of Gray, at the Old Home exercises of the Manheim Lutheran church, Sept. 7, 1908, will be of interest:

"The first of the lineage of which we can get data is John Jost Petrie, Senior, a native of Strousburg, Alsace, who removed early in the 18th century to Heidelburg, then to the lower Palatinate, because of religious conflictions prevalent at that time in that part of Germany. He finally came to America with his wife, Anna Gertrude von Rinch (von Rengh, von Rinck), who was a lady of noble birth, being a cousin of Queen Anne (of England), who was afterward spoken of by the Pennsylvania Dutch as 'the Mother of the Palatines'.

"Tradition has it that John Jost Petrie, Senior, either died from natural causes or was drowned while making the voyage.

"Three sons and one daughter were known to have accompanied their parents:

"John Jost Petrie, Junior,
"Christian Petrie, and
"John Conradt Petrie.

"The last named, John Conradt Petrie, then 12 years of age, on his arrival was apprenticed to Robert Livingston, and in 1715 became a private in the Independent Company of 'The Manor of Livingston'. It is doubtless from this man that the Petries of the Hudson Valley have their origin.

"John Jost Petrie, Junior was born in Alsace in 1686. He married Cordelia Demuth, a daughter of Jacob Demuth in the Old World, his wife coming with him from his native land. Four sons and four daughters are known to have blessed this union. One of the daughters was the wife of Christian Schell of Schell's Bush." (Mrs. Staehla says the name of this daughter who married Christian Schell was Maria, and that her first child was born Oct. 8, 1758.)

Dr. William H. Petrie says that "John Jost Petrie, Jr. was a natural leader among these Palatines. It is said that he was six feet tall and of good proportions, and possessed a fair business education. In 1711 he was one of the Palatine volunteers who went against Canada."

Regarding the claim that Anna Gertrude von Rinch was a cousin of Queen Anne of England, Mrs. Staehla says:

"One correspondent investigated the claim and concluded that she couldn't possibly have been", saying: 'Whatever importance the von Rinck family may have enjoyed three hundred years ago has vanished without a trace-even from Gotha's Genealogical Almanack.' "

So there we have it pro and con. Nevertheless, Queen Anne's personal interest in the Palatines lends credence to the belief that there may really have been some blood relationship between her and Anna Gertrude von Rinch.

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CHILDREN OF JACOB JUNG (3) (Recapitulation)
Issue. (4) (Fourth Generation)

4-1 Conrad, born July 3, 1773. Sponsors at his baptism "Conrad Petrie and Anna." (Claverack Lutheran church records-Columbia county.) He probably died young. No further records. John Conrad Petrie and Maria Catharine had a Jacob born Nov. 5, 1737-Athens record.

4-2 Elias, born Sept. 21, 1777. Jacob Petrie and Catherine, sponsors. (Linlithgo, Columbia county record). The Catharine mentioned was probably Catharine Young, a sister of Elias' father, Jacob, and was probably Jacob Petrie's wife. Elias married Elizabeth Sommers, daughter of (Johann) Wilhelm Sommers and wife, Eve Frantz, and a granddaughter of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer, Lutheran minister of Schoharie. The Frantz family was among the first settlers in New Dorlach (New Rhinebeck) . . . The name is now spelled "France." Elias Young and Elizabeth Sommers were married on the bride's 20th birthday, March 18, 1806. (Lawyersville Reformed church records). Elizabeth Sommers was born March 18, 1786. (Transcribed Lutheran church records, Schoharie-old Stone Fort). Elias Young died near North Syracuse, Onondaga County, N. Y. about July 1825.

Inasmuch as we are not including a genealogy of the Sommer family, it will be well to add a brief sketch pertaining to the Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer.


The following information about Reverend Sommer was given the author by Mrs. Eva Somers Dawson, President of the Somer Family Association of Johnstown, N. Y.

"The Rev. Peter Nicolas Sommer was born in Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 9, 1709-as recorded by himself in the Schoharie county Lutheran church records. Vol. 1, part 1. He married Maria Kayser on May 16, 1744, as also recorded by himself, page 204, Vol. 1, part 1 of the same records. The record states:

May 16, 1744. Were married here at Schoharie, Peter Nicholas Sommer and Miss Maria Kayser, third legitimate, unmarried daughter of Johannes Kayser of Stone Arabia. Dominie Berchmeier performed the marriage (ceremony) with text-P. 118 - 24 - 26."

Berchmeier - or Berkenmeyer - was a minister who lived in Schoharie; serving also Stone Arabia, Palatine Bridge, Cobleskill, .etc. Incidentally it is recorded that Berkenmeyer differed with the great Muhlenberg: and history says he (Berkenmeyer) excused himself from attending Muhlenberg's services, "and they never met again". The Rev. Peter Nicolas Sommer lived in Schoharie until the latter part of his life. After he became blind he went to Sharon to live with his son, Johann Wilhelm (Elizabeth's father). He died there at the home of this son on Oct. 27, 1795. This place is in the town of Sharon-"in New Dorlach, now Sharon, near the present Beekman's Corners, near the Peoples cemetery." This old farm is close to the old St. John's church. Rev. Peter Nicholas left this church a $6,000 endowment. It is still in use.

Mrs. Dawson adds that "in the year 1860 the Lutheran Synod had the bones of Peter Nicolas Sommer, and his wife Maria, moved to the cemetery at Schoharie, where a suitable discourse was given by the Rev. Dr. Belfour and Dr. Lintner, in the presence of a large gathering. Mr. Vosburg-the New York State Archaeologist who translated Dominie Sommer's records from the German into English, says, in Vol. 1, part 1, that the stonecutter got the date wrong on the tombstone. It reads 1789. It should be 1795."

The old home, "parsonage", of Rev. Peter Nicolas Sommer, built in 1743, is still standing, in good condition and occupied, on the edge of the cemetery at Schoharie. It has been taken over by the Sommers Family Association, and dedicated as a memorial. It is said to be the oldest building in Schoharie county. We return to the family of Elias Young (4 - 1) :

Elias and Elisabeth, and six of their seven children, came to Onondaga county, N. Y. in the spring of 1825. It is a tradition that they came from Cherry Valley. Elias was evidently a farmer, and "Cherry Valley" probably meant some nearby farm in the town of Sharon, where records show that some of their children were born, and where Elizabeth's people lived. Indeed, it is quite probable that they lived for a time on lands belonging to Elizabeth's father or the Rev. Peter Nicolas Sommer. Here, in the "Onondaga Country" they began life again, two or three miles northwest of North Syracuse, then called Centerville or "Podunk," on the south side of what is now called the Caughdenoy road. (Perhaps it was, even then). Apparently this home was of logs; and the site of it was on the. Higher level of land, south by east from the present buildings on the Elias Duffany old farm, on the north side of the road. It was in the year 1825 that the water was let into the Erie Canal as a whole. However, family tradition says that they came overland and drove their cattle; that there were at that time no boats in service on that part of the canal. It was probably very early in the spring.

Isaac Young, the oldest of the six sons, was eighteen then, on the 17th of March. Maria, the youngest child and only daughter, was born at the above mentioned place in Onondaga county early the next year- Jan. 27, 1826. From living persons who knew her, we learn the time of Elias' death. She slated that she never saw her father, as he had died six months before she was born; which places it about July 1825, the year they came there.

We are told that Isaac, who was married March 27, 1828, gave the younger brothers a home with him; and that Jacob, another son who was born in 1817, likewise gave his mother and younger sister Maria a home. This last, however, appears to be comprehensible only on the assumption that he played the man's part in the home of his widowed mother and sister while still very young. These three probably stayed on at the above-mentioned place for several years after the death of Elias. It is said that after Elias died Elizabeth married a man by the name of Slosson, a widower whose people lived near Centerville, but that they could not get along together and she left him. From all accounts and conjectures it is believed that both Elias and Elizabeth were buried in the cemetery at North Syracuse. Apparently, Elizabeth died about 1843, as Jacob, the son who is said to have made a home for his mother, was married in Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, in 1845, and it is believed that he did not go west while his mother was still living.

The following remaining children in Jacob Jung's family is a recapitulation of the record already given in relation to the Jeremiah Jung branch; Jacob being in the same Peter Jung family.

4-3 Jeremias, born April 3, 1780. Sponsors Jeremias (Jeremiah) Young (doubtless the Revolutionary war soldier, not yet married to Mary Strobeck) and Catharine Petrie. (Dutch Reformed church record, Linlithgo-Livingston). This son, Jeremias, married a daughter of Conrad Engle and had 22 children, according to Roscoe's History of Schoharie county.

4-4 Maria, born Nov. 7, 1781. (German Flats Reformed church record). No further record.

4-5 Daniel, born Feb. 22, 1784. (German Flats Reformed church record). It is note worthy that there were a Maria and a Daniel in the family of Elias Young, the next generation.

4-6 John Coenraad, born Dec. 21, 1783 or 1785. Sponsors Conrad Petrie and Christina Young. (Dutch Reformed church record, Livingston-Linlithgo). It will be noted that the first three of these children appear to have been born at, or in the vicinity of, West Camp, then apparently Jacob and Maria went to German Flats to live; maybe because Jacob was in the war service in that locality. Maria and Daniel's birth records were found there. From the fact that the birth record of the last child, John Coenraad, is again found in the vicinity of West Camp, it appears that Jacob and his family returned to that locality at the close of the war. It will also be noted that there appears to have been no baptisms for the two children born at German Flats; and that, with the exception of Jeremias, where the Revolutionary soldier, Jeremiah, officiated, the other sponsors were all Petries. From the fact that this last child was named John Coenraad, we may suppose that the first Conrad died young. (The Petries were plentiful in both the German Flats and Hudson Valley district). There may have been other children in Jacob's family.


4-2 Elias Young, born Sept. 21, 1777; married Elisabeth Sommers March 1806. He died about July, 1825.

Issue. (5) (Fifth generation)

5-1 Isaac, born March 17, 1807; probably in Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y. Married Mary I. Young, a daughter of Christian I. Young, (they were second cousins) March 27, 1828. The ceremony was performed in Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. by Rev. Jacob Senderling. Isaac died in the town of Clay on his wedding anniversary, March 27, 1888, "aged 82 years and 10 days." (Pine Plains gravestone record).
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If he was 82 when he died, the marriage record of his parents, Elias Young and Elizabeth Sommers, indicates that he was born out of wedlock; as they were married March 18, 1806, one day after he was born. However, the fact that this marriage took place on Elizabeth's 20th birthday seems to indicate that it was planned and regular. It is recalled that after Isaac's death there were some opinions among members of the family that he was Only 81 instead of 82. This is probably true. If they did not remember when he was born, they would have the same difficulty remembering how old he was. Further, there apparently had never been any intimation that his birth had been otherwise than legitimate.

Isaac built his log house on "the fifteen acres", as they called it, which was given to his wife by his father-in-law, Christian, who is said to have owned three hundred acres, which he seemed to have ultimately divided among his children. The fifteen acres is now owned by Thomas Coons (probably Kunce originally), and like the rest of

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the Young lands, is located in Dutch Settlement, on the road between the Clay schoolhouse and the "John Van Hoesen corner." The location of Isaac's log house was five or six rods east of the frame dwelling which he also built a few years later. The present house remodeled from this original frame structure and bears little resemblance to it on the outside, but still retains on the inside some features and rooms of the old house.

The well-still in use-is probably the original one, and doubtless sported the typical long pole sweep and wooden bucket in the early days.

Isaac's oldest son, Norman, has left us a good description of the old log house-it was his boyhood home. The main part was about sixteen by twenty feet in size. The plank door was in the center of a long side which faced the south. In this side, on the west side of the door, and midway between it and the corner, was a window. There was another window on the east end, and probably there had been one originally on the north side, the opening of which was later enlarged for a door to connect a frame lean-to that was added later along that side. This lean-to they called the "shanty part". It seemed to have been principally a place for the storage of wood, doing the family washing, and the many necessary tinkering jobs-they made the things they needed in those days. For those purposes the lean-to had an outside door in the east end, and a window on the west. The main log part was a story and a half high-about ten feet to the eaves-with a perpendicular ladder fixed to the wall in the south-east corner, instead of stairs, with which to reach the upper room, which was under the slope of the gable roof, with side walls three or four feet high. Apparently there was a window in the east end of this chamber, making four, or at most five, for the entire structure. The building was chinked with clay between the logs, and had the usual big, all-purpose fireplace in the center of the west end.

The family lived only a few years-ten, more or less-in this house when it was destroyed by fire. Norman said that they were all over at his grandfather Christian's place-to the northeast-at the time, digging potatoes. He noticed smoke rising from the location of the house, but the woods, at that time jutting out between, prevented him from seeing it. He called his father's attention to the smoke, but was told that it was one of the neighbors burning cooperage shavings. (Apparently many of these people made salt barrels for sale at Salina and Liverpool at that time). Norman related that he was nevertheless not satisfied with his father's explanation. He was also, doubtless, tired of picking up potatoes, and he ran out into the clearing where he could see the house, and found it in flames. By the time they reached it the roof had fallen in. Isaac succeeded in saving only the long-handled iron frying pan which was hanging just inside of the door. They lost every-thing else they had. Their corn had been husked and piled on the chamber floor. Everything but the frying pan and the clothes on their backs was gone.

The cause of the fire was never known, but Norman said that they came to the conclusion that it must have been started by the cat which used to sleep in the warm ashes in the fireplace and probably got afire from smouldering embers. In his description of the house he had, however, said that the fireplace chimney was built up of small logs and lined with a plastering of clay inside.

The neighbors lent a helping hand, and many things were given to them. Fortunately there were plenty of kinfolks in the neighborhood. The frame dwelling was then hastily constructed, and in it Isaac's family spent the winter of rather more than the usual hardships.

Time passed. Isaac's wife, Mary, eventually died in this house. Isaac laid down his cares some years later at the Ruel Lynn farm, a mile and a half to the southwest; both having lived the latter part of their lives with a son, Charles and his family. Incidentally, this son also provided a home for considerable periods for his sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth, after Elisabeth's husband, "Ike" Lynn, died. Charles' brother, William N., also lived with him much of the time, and both Sarah and Elizabeth had young daughters with them. With the old folks, and Charles' and Anna's own children, their home must have been rather crowded.

We continue with the remaining children of Elias' family:

5-2 Levi, born according to census record of 1855 "in Schoharie," probably in the town of Sharon, in 1812. He married Julia A. Hayden of Liverpool, Onondaga county, N. Y. She was born in 1819 and died in the town of Clay, N. Y. in 1907. Levi died in Clay Nov. 7, 1896. Levi and Julia had two children-Andrew J. ("Jack") and Allen. Levi lived on a farm near Oneida river, on the east side of the road, between Euclid and Schroople's bridge. It is said that he also owned another farm on the north side of the road, near the present Moyer's corner, between Euclid and Belgium. (Belgium was formerly called New Bridge, probably taking the name at the time the bridge at that point was built across the river.)

5-3 Christian, born Sept. 19, 1809. (Reformed Dutch, Schoharie record page 236)-"Christian Jung" (son of Peter, 1725) "and Christine his wife," sponsors. (This "Christine" was Christina Fichter). Christian was without doubt born in Schoharie county, probably in Sharon with the others. He married Beulah Blanchard, born Jan. 28, 1815, died Feb. 28, 1858. Christian died Aug. 4, 1884.

Other records pertaining to this man have not been found. Mrs. Myrtie Taylor of Evansville, Wis., a granddaughter of Abraham Young (1821 - 1882) says "Chris", as they called him, lived in a little house one mile east of them (Evansville, Wis.) Mrs. Taylor's sister who lives with her, thinks he moved to Iowa and died there. Edgar A. McCarty of Plainwell, Mich., a grandson of the above-mentioned Abraham, confirms Mrs. Taylor's statement. He says:

"There was also another family of Youngs who were cousins of my grandfather. We always called one of them Uncle Chris; so he was very likely the Christian Young you are asking about. I was very young when he died and I know very little about him. This Chris had a brother Jake" (Jacob) "and they both lived in the same neighborhood as my grandfather. Christian Young had a son 'Mose', and Mose had a son Wallace. I don't know where he is."

Mrs. Ada (Young) Gubbins, of Okemos, Mich., a granddaughter of Daniel Young, says that her father, Perry Young, and his father, Daniel, went to some place in Wisconsin in 1871 to visit his (Perry's) uncle Christian.

From the foregoing it seems probable that Christian lived one mile east of Evansville, Wis. at the time, and may have died somewhere in Iowa.

Later the following information on


was obtained from Christian's great grandson, Andrew Delbert Peterson;

5-3 Christian Young, born Sept. 19, 1812. This year seems a little doubtful (see Schoharie record) as Levi's birth year taken from the 1855 census records shows that he (Levi) was evidently born in 1812, although! that may not be correct. Christian married Beulah Blanchard, born Jan. 28, 1815. She died Feb. 28, 1858. Probably married in Wisconsin. Christian died Aug. 4, 1884.

Issue. (6) (Sixth Generation)

6-1 Jefferson, born April 2, 1832(?). "I heard of him as Uncle Charlie." He served in the Civil War. Later moved to Iowa where he died. His children were "Adelbert and one or two others."

6-2 Clarinda, born May 22, 1836. She was married in the township of Barton, Wis. on March 5, 1863 to Allen Green. They had one child "Edward or Edwin Green", born Nov. 9, 1869; died March 8, 1920.

6-3 Moses Adelbert, born June 7, 1849; died in the Autumn of 1932(?) at Colby, Wis. He was married Oct. 15, 1872 to Martha Maria Young who was born July 20, 1852 and died Nov. 29, 1917 at Colby, Wis. Martha Maria was a daughter of Jacob C. Young. Jacob C. was a son of Christian I. Young. Moses Adelbert Young and Martha Maria had the following children:

7-1 Wallace Franklin, born May 9, 1874. He was married Nov. 21, 1904 in the Union Park M. E. Church at Spokane, Wash. by the Rev. M. R. Brown to Agnes Gottschoek Rebenhorst who was born May 2, 1871.

7-2 Etta May Belle, born Nov. 20, 1876; married at Colby, Wis. Aug. 19, 1897 by Rev. S. A. Hoffman, to John J. Grimes who was born May 25, 1871. They live in Milwaukee.

7-3 Cathern Rorena (Rena) (sic), born July 7, 1884. Married June, 1914 at Spokane, Wash. By Rev. John J. Heam to Franklin W. Peterson, born April 20, 1881. Their children were:

8-Al Andrew Delbert Peterson, born Sept. 11, 1918. He married Marcia Lyrle Lynn born Feb. 12, 1918 in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 17, 1939. One child, Lyrle Catherine, born Feb. 27, 1944.

8-A2 Margaret Evelyn Peterson, born Nov. 6, 1921.

7-4 Beulah Ora Young, born June 7, 1887. Married May 12, 1906 at Colby, Wis. by Rev. James to Charles Schultz. Beulah died Feb. 12, 1943, at Colby.

Their children were:

8-Bl Erma May Schultz, born Nov. 6, 1907 at Colby, Wis. She married and had one child, Margaret. Erma "divorced her first husband (I think) and has since married Carl Romanik. They own a drug store at 800 E. Wisconsin. Are. in Milwaukee, Wis."

8-B2 Edward Schultz, born Aug. 22, 1910 at Colby, Wis. He married Anna ------- and lives in Milwaukee.

7-5 J. Adelbert Young, born Aug. 13, 1892. "He enlisted in the U. S. Army in July, 1917. Embarked for France in February, 1918, as Medical Superintendent, 121st Field Artillery, 32nd Division. He married Gertrude -------. Their children are: Carol, Adelbert, Paul and Wallace. (He told the government that he is 'available' for military duty. He does corrective speech work.")

5-4 Jacob, born in the town of Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y., March 13, 1817; married Emma Jewett, a daughter of Levi and Clarissa Jewett, born at Gainesville, Genesee county, N. Y., March 23, 1820. Jacob and Emma were married "in Milwaukee county" Wis. in 1845.

One year later they moved to West Bend, Wis., and remained there 45 years. Jacob, who was a farmer, also followed the cooper trade. In 1891 they left Wisconsin and came to Michigan and located in Okemos, six miles from Lansing. The foregoing is a statement made by Jacob's wife, recorded in the books of the Masonic Home at Alma, Mich. Jacob was a high Mason. He is on the Records of West Bend, Wis. lodge as J. E. Young. (We wonder if the E. stands for Elias). They say at that lodge that he left there for Okemos, Mich. June 22, 1894. Probably that is the date he was finally transferred from the West Bend lodge, and does not represent the time he actually went to Michigan. Jacob and his wife lived with his brother, George C. Young at Okemos until Jacob's death on May 12, 1902. His wife then went to the Masonic home to live, and died there on Oct. 28, 1910. Both are buried on the lot of George C. in the cemetery at Okemos. They had no children of their own, but his wife, in her statement for the Masonic Home records, says they "raised two adopted ones". Of these we have no record, or further knowledge. However, as has been elsewhere stated, Jacob is said to have given his younger sister, Maria, a home, and to have "brought her up"; and to have made a home for his mother, Elizabeth (Sommers) Young, after the death of the husband and father, Elias in 1825, all of which was probably prior to his going to Wisconsin.

5-5 Daniel, born in Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1819, married Lydia Miller-probably of a family of Millers who lived at Brewerton, Onondaga county, N. Y. Lydia was born Sept. 16, 1821 and died Nov. 20, 1885.

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From Earl Young of Seattle, Wash., a son of Hiram Young, we get a clue as to where Daniel and Lydia lived prior to their going to Michigan. He says that his father, Hiram, had an aunt "Liddy" (Lydia). She lived on the plank road (it was plank in the early days) about a mile or so south of Brewerton, on the east side of the road, near the school house. "That is where we struck the plank road when going to Brewerton." Earl's father lived on a farm near Pine Plains cemetery at that time; so we knew the route they took. The road runs through Dutch Settlement, and except for now being concreted, is the same as then. The school house-a more recent one-stands in the same place. And so does the house where Daniel lived until probably about 1871. Mrs. Ada Gubbins of Okemos, Mich., a granddaughter of Daniel, says (as has been stated in relation to Christian) that her father, Perry Young, and his father, Daniel, went to some place in Wisconsin to visit Perry's uncle Christian in 1871. This is possibly coincident with the time Daniel and Lydia went west; as it would seem that he would embrace the first opportunity to visit his brother after reaching Michigan. As implied, the house where they used to live near Brewerton is right where we would expect to find it, from what Earl said; and what is more, it bears a very close resemblance to a photograph of the house he subsequently built on his farm one mile cast of Okemos, Mich. This Michigan home has had some changes and additions in recent years, but the main part as originally built is practically a replica, at least in-outward appearance, of the one near Brewerton, leaving little doubt that it was the parent prototype.

Daniel and Lydia had four children: Martha and a boy-twins, Parmelia and Perry. Apparently the twin boy died in infancy. Daniel died on his farm near Okemos, Mich. Sept. 17, 1900.

5-6 George C., born in the town of Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y., March 3, 1821 or 1822. He married Julia A. Warner- at Fayetteville, Madison County, N. Y., July 3, 1843, as his first wife. Julia died at Okemos, Mich.,. March 28, 1890. His second wife was Mary Turner Crane, a widow, whom

<-George C. Young

he married at Mason, Mich., July 21, 1890. She died at Okemos, Feb. 1, 1932. She was 99 years, 4 months and 10 days old, and was buried beside her first husband in Mt. Hope cemetery, Lansing, Mich. George C. died at Ashville, North Carolina, where he and his second wife were spending the winter, Feb. 23, 1903. He had one child, Romanty E. (Elias?) by his first wife. Romanty was born in the town of Cicero, Onondaga county, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1846, and died at Okemos, Ingham county, Mich., Dec. 21, 1858, aged 12 years. George C. was a high Mason, and considered comparatively wealthy. Being cliildless he is quoted as saying he would leave his money to the college, which it is assumed he did. There being no college at Okemos, he probably meant Lansing.

5-7 Maria, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1826. She married Ira Spencer, a lawyer, at Mason, Ingham county, Mich., May 30, 1850. Ira Spencer died Feb. 1, 1851, and is buried in Maple Grove cemetery, Mason, Mich. As her second husband, Maria married Clark White, March 31, 1859, at Williamston, Mich. Clark White was a widower with

<-Maria Young

children older than Maria-two sons, a daughter and a granddaughter. Clark White died Jan. 18, 1869. Maria died May 21, 1908. Both are buried in Summit cemetery, Williamston township, Mich. Maria and Clark had three sons: Ira C. White, John M., and Charles A.

Maria taught school for some time in Michigan. She was the first teacher in Williamston. The schoolhouse was built of logs, and she was paid one dollar a week and boarded around. After her marriage to Mr. White she taught a private school in their living room.


5-1 Isaac Young, born March 17, 1807, probably in Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y. He married Mary I. Young, a daughter of Christian I. Young (they were second cousins), March 27, 1828. Isaac died in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., March 27, 1888. Mary died in the same place April 11, 1881. Both are buried in Pine Plans cemetery, Clay.

Issue. (6) (Sixth generation)

6-1 Norman, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1830. Married Elvira Young, a (laughter of Abraham I. Young (1789-1857). Norman and Elvira lived on a farm north of Pine Plains cemetery, near Oneida river, east of the "Gravel Bed" and Oak Orchard. They had several children: Warren, Elmer, Marvin, Emma and Viola. Norman died March 13, 1908. Elvira (Elvira C.) died Dec. 27, 1887.

6-2 Hiram, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1832. It is said that the family Bible gives the date as 1831. He married Nancy C. Weller, a daughter of Robert N. Weller the Onondaga county Pioneer "Rob"-March 18, 1856. They went to West Bend, Wis., then later came back to Clay, and finally moved to Coldwater, Mich. They had five children: Addison, Earl, Augusta C.. Ida A. and Robert S. Hiram died July 25, 1917. The death date of Nancy was not found.

6-3 Sarah, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 31, 1834. She had one daughter, Leona Young (born out of wedlock). Sarali married Elias Duffany late in life. No children were born to them. Sarah died in 1909. She is buried in the Taft Settlement cemetery, near North Syracuse, on the Archibald Randall lot.

6-4 Nancy, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga County, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1836. She married Edson McKoyse (McCoy). In early life Nancy and Ed. lived on a farm on the north side of the Caughdenoy road, just east of the Elias Duffany farm, and opposite the school house. After Edson died the farm was sold to Charles Baxter. Nancy lived with her children the remainder of her days, mostly in the vicinity of North Syracuse, raising melons and garden truck, She died near Central Square, Oswego County, N. Y.. where she had been living with a son, Harry-Jan. 28, 1925. The weather was so severe and the snow so deep that her body was held in a vault the rest of the winter for burial in the spring. Edson McKovse was a brother of "Hod" McKoyse. He died Jan. 28, 1890-aged 57.

6-5 Jacob, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co.. N. Y., Oct. 18. 1838. He died young, Nov. 10, 1847. It is said that this child was allowed to remain unnamed, being called "Bub" until he was five years old, when he named himself. Family tradition has it that the boy liked his uncle Jake (Jacob I. Young), and having readied the age of five without a name he announced that he was sick of being called Bub and henceforth (or words to that effect) he would be known as Jacob. May a kind Providence help the children of the poor!

6-6 Elizabeth, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1840. Married Isaac ("Ike") Lynn. They had one daughter, Mary. Apparently they lived in Baldwinsville during the early part of their married lives. Ike died there Nov. 24, 1873. Elizabeth and her daughter then made their home for some time with Elizabeth's brother Charles on the "Fifteen Acres" in Dutch Settlement. After her daughter Mary married Charles Quackenbush, Elizabeth made her home with them, dying there, in Clay, Feb. 18, 1920. She and Ike are buried in Pine Plains cemetery.

6-7 Mary, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., March 27, 1842. She died young-about seven years old-March 16. 1849.

6-8 Lydia, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., May 9, 1843. She also died young. She is said to have died from the effects of burns.

The story is that her older sister, Sarah, who was about 14 or 15 years old at the time, was caring for the children-Lydia and her brother Charles-the latter between two and three years old. Apparently they were all huddled before the old wood-burning parlor stove, and it must have been very hot. It appears that the children were either "carrying on", as they used to say, or Sarah was trying to hold them on her lap, and let them fall against the stove. The younger child, Charles, sustained a very bad burn, from his wrist to his elbow, the scar of which he carried through life. Lydia died of hers. It was said than an old-Indian doctor, who lived in the neighborhood, (about a mile east of Euclid), was called in to "talk the fire out" of their burns.

6-9 Charles, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga County, N. Y., April 20, 1847; married Anna Shepard, a daughter of Daniel Shepard and Barbara Baum, Dec. 15, 1871. They were married in Clay, by Rev. Benj. Diefendorf; Oliver Shaver (Shafer) and Stephen Diefendorf, witnesses.

Anna Shepard was born Jan. 8, 1850, either in the town of Cicero or of Clay. At that time there were no birth records kept by the towns, and in her declining years she could not remember in which place she was born. Her parents, Daniel and Barbara, apparently lived in Dutch Settlement, nearly opposite the Young "fifteen acres" at the time Charles and Anna were married; but it is understood that they had previously lived on the "Mud Mill road" east of the village of Cicero. "Shepard's Point", west of South Bay on Oneida Lake, seems to have been to the Shepard family what Dutch Settlement was to the Youngs. Many by that name are buried in the old private cemetery on what has long-since been known as Shepard's Point, about a mile and a half east of Brewerton, on the south shore of Oneida Lake. The Shepard's were English and said to have been Quakers.

Charles and Anna Young made their home with a son, Edwin H., during the latter years of their lives. Charles died there, Sept. 14, 1926. Anna lived on in their same little apartment in their son's home until Nov. 7, 1941, when she too passed quietly away in her sleep. Charles was 79; Anna nearly 92. They had four children-Ernest, Edwin H., Ethel M., and Jessie. The first three were born at Isaac's old place, where the family lived until Isaac's wife died, when they moved to the Ruel Lynn farm, a mile and a half to the south west. The Shepards, as indicated, were also early settlers in this county. Daniel was evidently a favorite family name-probably taken from the Bible. The first records we have show that Daniel Shepard of Portsmouth, R. I., married Mary Brice, Dec. 21, 1686. They had a Daniel, born January 29, 1687 (or 88) who married Mary Shearman. This Daniel and Mary had another Daniel who married Ruth Russell Dec. 11, 1758. Daniel and Ruth had a William who married Margaret ------. William and Margaret had still another Daniel (Russell D.) who married Susannah Doty, and Russell Daniel and Susannah had a Benjamin, born June 11, 1791, who married Sarah Loomis March 12, 1816. (Benjamin died Jan. 5, 1867). Benjamin and Sarah were the parents of Daniel Shepard, born Feb. 10, 1811 (?), who married Barbara (Barbary) Baum. These last were the parents of Anna, wife of Charles Young. Daniel died July 12, 1883. Barbara Baum was born in the town of Danube, Herkimer County, N. Y., not far from the old home of General Nicholas Herkimer.

Regarding the Baum family, we have the following information from Ruth Winne (Mrs. A. J.) of Sharon Springs, N. Y., whose grandfather, Phillip Baum, was a brother of the above mentioned Barbara.
Mrs. Winne says: -

"According to the record there were four or five brothers and sisters who came from Holland to this country. Frederick and Phillip Baum of the brothers, served in the Revolutionary war as privates in the 2nd Division, 2nd Regiment, of Tryon County, N. Y. Phillip Baum, born in 1763, married Catharine Borst. Their children were Jacob Baum, John, Henry, Daniel, Abraham, Isaac, Phillip (Mrs. Winne's grandfather), born 1813, died 1889-married Mary A. Cramer; Mary, Caty who married a Hoose; Betsey, who married a Jones; Barbary (Barbara) who married a Shepard (Daniel); and Nelson."

We return to the children of Isaac Young-the last child:

6-10 William N., born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. July 22, 1849. William N. never married. He was the first station agent at Clay-then called Cigarville-when the old Syracuse Northern R. R. was put through. (It was later named the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg, R. R.) William N. taught school for a time in the old brick school house, half a mile west of the station. He seemed to have made his home principally with his brother, Charles. William N., was a Mason, and spent his last years in the Masonic Home at Utica, N. Y., where he died June 10, 1923.


6-1 Norman Young, born Jan. 17, 1830; married Elvira Young, a daughter of Abraham I. Young (1789-1857). Died March 13, 1908.

Issue. (7) (Seventh Generation)

7-1 Warren, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga County, N. Y. in Jan. 1859; married Nellie Diefendorf in Nov. 1882. Died in January, 1926. He had one daughter, Ruth, born Feb. 23, 1889. She married Frank Howard June 20, 1909.

7-2 Elmer, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga County, N. Y. June 4, 1867. Married Sarah Strobeck, a daughter of David Strobeck, June 28, 1893 They have several children. Live at Meredian, N. Y.

7-3 Mervin, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. in February, 1869. He married twice; first, Belle Van Auken, in November, 1908; second, Carrie Griswold, in July, 1914. He had no children. Died in Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1941. Mervin was a builder and contractor; construction, painting and decorating.

7-4 Viola, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., May 18, 1852; married John J. Young, a brother of Alonzo ("Lon") Young, in December, 1868. John and Viola lived for many years "on the south side" in Syracuse, N. Y. They had several children: Dewitt, Matthew, Elva and Myrtle.

7-5 Emma L., born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., March 17, 1854; married Peter W. Schell, a son of Peter F. Schell, another Dutch Settlement pioneer. Ira and "Jeff" Schell were Peter W's brothers. Peter W. was best known as the owner and operator of the neighborhood threshing equipment. For many years he had a portable steam engine, a long horizontal water tank built up with staves and hoops like a straight stave barrel on four wheels, and a separator, which were transported about from one farm to another during the harvest season to do the farmers' threshing. John Mogg, a son of Jared Mogg and Lana Young, was also engaged in the same business. The steam engine and tank of these earlier outfits were usually coupled together and drawn about by a team of oxen; another pair, or a span of horses, hauling the separator, or "cleaner", as it was usually called. Later the old type of engine was replaced with Birdsall traction outfits.

It was a big day at the farm house when the threshers came. A big feed, with a dozen or fifteen men at the table, and a regular carnival for the youngsters, watching the engine and threshing machine, and then following them to the next farm after the job was done.

Emma and Peter Schell had three children, all of whom died young: Weltha L. Schell, born June 8, 1891, died July 3, 1899; Ralph, born Feb. 7, 1885, died Aug. 9, 1885; and Ray W., born May 2, 1886, died Jan. 24, 1891.

Peter W. Schell was born June 4, 1847 and died Feb. 17, 1924. Emma L. died April 30, 1927.


7-1 Warren Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. in January, 1859. He married Nellie Diefendorf in November, 1882. Died in January, 1926.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)

8-1 Ruth, born. Feb. 23, 1889; married Frank Howard June 20, 1909. No record of any other children.


7-2 Elmer Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y. June 4, 1867. Married Sarah Strobeck June 28, 1899. (Sarah Strobeck born Aug. 26, 1874, was a daughter of David Strobeck and Julia Russell). Elmer and Sarah have several children and live at Meredian, N. Y.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)

8-1 Gladys, born Dec. 18, 1903. Married Howard Irons July 25, 1926. They have one daughter.

8-2 Eugene, born Sept. 5, 1905; married Mabel Kissell June 20, 1928. They have one boy and one girl.

8-3 Stanley, born March 1, 1909; married Marie Barnett Oct. 5, 1940.

8-4 Doris, born Feb. 10, 1911.

8-5 Ralph, born Aug. 24, 1912.

8-6 Stewart, born Sept. 2, 1914.


7-4 Viola Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co. N. Y., May 18, 1852. Married John J. Young in December 1868.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)

8-1 Dewitt, born March 9, 1870; married May Gallup.

8-2 Myrtle, born Aug. 18, 1871. Died Feb. 24, 1892.

8-3 Matthew, born Nov. 1877; married Ethel Fox.

8-4 Elva, born May 27, 1883; married Fred Coonley February, 1904. No further records.


7-5 Emma L. Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y. March 17, 1854; married Peter W. Schell, a son of Peter F. Schell. Died April 30, 1927.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)


8 - 1 Ralph, born Feb. 7, 1885; died Aug. 9, 1885.

S-2 Ray W., born May 2, 1886; died Jan. 24, 1891.

8-3 Weltha L., born June 8, 1891; died July 3, 1899.


6-2 Hiram Young, born Oct. 18, 1832; married Nancy C. Weller, March 18, 1856. Died July 25, 1917.

Issue. (7) (Seventh Generation)

7 - 1 Addison, born in West Bend, Wis. Jan. 4, 1857. Died young; June 5, 1865,
at Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y.

7-2 Earl, born in West Bend, Wis. March 24, 1858; married Alice M. Derthick at Union City, Mich. Dec. 5, 1885. They had two children: Juno L. and Homer D. Earl and Alice now live (1942) at 4749 Brooklyn Ave., Seattle, Wash.

7-3 Augusta C., born in West Bend, Wis. Oct. 29, 1859. She married Benj. J. Rolph, Jan. 20, 1886. They had one child, Edna A. Augusta C. died in Coldwater, Mich. in 1925.

7-4 Ida A., born in Brewerton, Onondaga county, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1865. She married twice; first, Elvin H. Williams, July 1, 1886; second, Adelbert Wickes Aug. 8, 1922. One child by the first marriage-Arlie K. Williams. Ida A. died in Coldwater, Mich. in 1938.

7-S Robert S., born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1869. He married Helen Moulton about Jan. 1, 1900. They had three-possibly four-children. Robert S. died at Roche Harbor, Wash. Sept. 28, 1917.


7-2 Earl Young, born in West Bend, Wis., March 24, 1858; married Alice M. Derthick, Dec. 5, 1885. They had two children.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)

8-1 Juno L., born June 13, 1890. Married L. C. Tanggard March 7, 1921. They had three children: Norma, born Tune 29, 1922; Pauline, born Jan. 21, 1926; and Bruce, born Feb. 24, 1930. Juno died July 31, 1934.

8-2 Homer D., born Sept. 21, 1896; married Lucile Schuler May 25, 1918. They had one daughter; Barbara, born Oct. 7, 1924. Homer D. died at Seattle, Wash., June 12, 1940.


7-3 Augusta C. Young, born in West Bend, Wis., Oct. 29, 1859; married Benj. J. Rolph, Jan. 20, 1886. They had one child-Edna A., born Feb. 25, 1887. Edna A. married Chas. J. Carlisle June 29, 1909. They had two sons, names not known. Edna A. died Oct. 25, 1918.


7-4 Ida A. Young, born in Brewerton, Onondaga county, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1865; married twice: first, Elvin H. Williams, July 1, 1886; second, Adelbert Wickes, Aug. 8, 1922. One child by the first marriage-Arlie K. Williams, born Jan. 20, 1889. She married Byron Leroy Van Schoick, April 12, 1905. They have three children: Beatrix, born Jan. 5, 1912; Williams R., born July 29, 1920; and Jack B., born May 12, 1924.


Robert S. Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N, Y., Feb. 2, 1869; married Helen Moulton about Jan. 1, 1900. Robert S. died in Roche Harbor, Wash., Sept. 28, 1917. He had three, possibly four, children: Robert, Leonard and Moulton.


Sarah Young, born July 31, 1834. She had one child, Leona, born out of wedlock. Sarah married Elias Duffany late in life. No children born to them. She died Nov. 29, 1909.

Issue. (7) (Seventh Generation)

Leona, born March 25, 1860, in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y. (born out of wedlock-father unknown to writer). She married Archibald Randall. They had one child-Ina, born March 11, 1884. Ina did not marry. Leona died Feb. 8, 1937. Archibald S. Randall was born in 1826; died in 1903. Both are buried in the Taft Settlement cemetery which adjoins the farm on which they lived, near North Syracuse, N, Y.


6-4 Nancy Young, born Aug. 18, 1836. Married Edson McKoyse (McCoy). She died Jan. 28, 1925.

Issue. (7) (Seventh Generation)

7-1 Welton, born in 1855. He died young, in 1857. 7-2 Charles A., born in 1865; married Edith Bellinger in 1922. They have no children. Live at McGraw, N. Y.

7-3 Harry, born in 1870; married Gertrude Riano. They had one child, Flossie. Harry died in 1937.

7-4 Nellie, born in Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Feb. 7, 1860; married Henry Male, Feb. 13, 1879. They lived on a farm in East Palermo, Oswego Co., N. Y. Had two children-Arthur and Gertie. They live at Pennelville, Oswego Co., N. Y. Gertie (Gertrude) married ------- Reifenkugel, and had a daughter, Marion, but is now divorced. Nellie McKoyse Male died Jan. 12, 1929.

7-5 Lovisa, born in 1860( ?). Married Fred Martin. They had no children. Death date of Lovisa not found.


6-6 Elisabeth Young, born Dec. 9, 1840; married Isaac Lynn, Sept. 28, 1862. They had one child, Mary. Elisabeth died Feb. 18, 1920.

Issue. (7) (.Seventh Generation)

7-1 Mary (Lynn), born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Nov. 5, 1864. Married Charles Quackenbush, a son of Jeremiah Quackenbush, Nov. 26, 1882. They had one child that died in infancy, and a daughter, Nina, who married George More. Nina and George live at Clay, N. Y. and have several children: Maynard, Gertrude, Norma, and George, Jr.

Charles and Anna (Shepard) Young


6-9 Charles Young, born April 20, 1847. Married Anna Shepard, Dec. 15, 1871. Charles died Sept. 14, 1926.

Issue. (7) (Seventh Generation)

7-1 Ernest, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co. N. Y., Oct. 12, 1872. Died in the same place January 24, 1877.

7-2 Edwin H., born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co. N. Y., July 26, 1877; married Zenia Belle Young, a daughter of Edward T. Young of Euclid, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1896. Two children: Austin E. and Olive M.

7-3 Ethel M., born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Feb. 20, 1880.

Married Ernest Male, a son of George Male. Two children: Marjorie and
Gorden. Marjorie Male married Glenn Marshall of Chicago-present address is 333 Oak St., Glen Ellyn, Ill. They have one child, Shirlee. Gordon Male married Mary Morrell. They have two children: William ("Billy") and Barbara. Gordon and Mary live at present at (unable to read text) Oak Park, Ill.

7-4 Jessie, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y. March 1. 1887. Married Alfred J. Strever. They had one child: Manford J. Jessie died June 13, 1924.

Edwin H. and Zenia Belle Young

7-2 Edwin H. Young, born in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 26, 1877; married Zenia Belle Young. Two children.

Issue. (8) (Eighth Generation)

8-1 Austin E., born in Port Byron, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1898. Married Harriet F. Elliott, a daughter of Chauncey and Elizabeth Elliott of Syracuse, N Y. Dec. 31, 1921. They live at Fairmount, N. Y. (R.D. No. 1, Syracuse).

Military Record of
In World War No. 1

<-Austin- E. Young

Austin Eugene Young, born at Port Byron, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1895 (it should have been 1898), enlisted as a private of the U. S. Marine Corps at Philadelphia, Pa. on the 5th day of May, 1917, to serve for the period of the war. Was assigned to Headquarters Company of the 5th regiment of Marines. Qualified as sharpshooter. Saw service in France July 2, 1917 to November 19, 1918, and in Germany, in the army of occupation, from January 1st to July 19, 1919: having been in the following positions and engagements:

"Toulon sector Verdun, May 17 -31
Aisne defensive, April 4 June 5,
Chateau Thierry sector, June 6 July 8.
Aisne Marne offensive, July 17-23.
St. Mihiel offensive, Sept. 12-15.
Meuse Argonne offensive (Champagne), Oct. 3, -10.
Meuse Argonne offensive, Nov. l-ll."

"Military efficiency Excellent.
"Obedience, Excellent.
Sobriety, Excellent.
Service honest and faithful.
Recommended for good conduct medal.
Physical condition excellent."
"Discharged at Quantico, Va., August 13, 1919.
Notation: Paid in full $121.20 and mileage to Syracuse, N. Y.
Character Excellent.
(Signed) R. Winans,
Captain U.S.M.C.
Commanding Marines."

8-2 Olive M. Young, born Syracuse, N. Y., March 30, 1904; married Alfred Dudley Morris, June 4, 1921. They have four children:

9-1 Dorothy Irene Morris, born Aug. 15, 1922.

9-2 Olive Loraine Morris, born Nov. 12, 1925.

9-3 Virginia Dudley Morris, born Feb. 1, 1927; married Jack D. Mulford Feb. 3, 1945. They have a son, Paul Timothy Mulford (10 - 1), born Jan. 17, 1946.

9-4 Carroll (adopted). All four children were born in Rochester. They live at 169 Florence Avenue, Rochester, N. Y.


5-2 Levi Young, born in Schoharie, N. Y., probably in the town of Sharon in 1812. Married Julia A. Hayden. Levi died Nov. 7, 1896. Had two children.

Issue. (6) (Sixth Generation)

6-1 Andrew J. ("Jack"), born in 1842, probably in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y. He married Kittie --------. They lived at Belgium, N. Y. formerly called New Bridge. They had four children. The Pine Plains cemetery records give us the following: Thomas died in New York City Aug. 13, 1910-aged 30 years. Mark died in Ogdensburg, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1913-aged 41. A son who died Oct. 9, 1869-aged 3 months and 3 days. A daughter who died Oct. 27, 1867-aged 2 months and 29 days. "Kittie Young died in Phoenix, N. Y." No age or date recorded. Andrew J. died March 1, 1904-aged 65.

6-2 Allen, born in 1847, probably in the town of Clay, Onondaga Co., N. Y. He married Betsey P. Porter. They lived on Levi's old farm near Oneida river for many years. Later Alien lived near Moyer's corners, where he died May 16, 1925. Betsey died July 21, 1918-aged 61 years. They had three children: Julia, Frank A. and Fred. Frank A. lives at Moyer's Corners on the Liverpool-Three River Point road, and Fred on a farm a mile or so northwest of Schroople's Bridge over Oneida River.

Frank A. Young married Favorite ------- and has one son Frank Junior, born Oct. 22, 1908. Fred married Hannah Lepinske, a daughter of William Lepinske. They had a daughter who died in infancy. Julia married Curtis P. Mackey, and had four boys and one girl. Julia Mackey died April 5, 1933-aged 50 years.


5-5 Daniel Young, born in Sharon, Schoharie county, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1819. Married Lydia Miller; probably from Brewerton, N. Y. Daniel died near Okemos, Mich., Sept. 17, 1900. They had five children.

Issue. (6) (Sixth Generation)

6-1 Permelia, born Feb. 14, 1855; died Feb. 16, 1932. She married Frederick Ellis Oct. 26, 1875. He was born Dec. 23, 1852. Permelia and Frederick had a son Daniel W., born Oct. 30, 1877; died Oct. 19, 1900; and a daughter, Mildred, born Aug. 22, 1890. Mildred married Manley J. Hammond, born June 27, 1891. They have three children: Marion Lenora, born March 17, 1912; Richard Clayton, born Nov. 17, 1915; and Frederick Earl, born May 13, 1923.

Richard Clayton Hammond married twice: First, Evelyn Oswald; second, Florence Ester Woodruff. He had one son-James Lynn Hammond-by his first wife, born July 30, 1938.

Marion Lenora married Clinton Middlebrook. They had two children. Joyce Ann, born Dec. 26, 1932; and Susan Jane, born Aug. 29, 1935. They all live in Lansing Mich. Mildred and Manley Hammond at 1016 Morgan Street.

6-2 Perry, born -------. He married Sarah Culver of Jackson county, Mich. They had four children: Ada, born Feb. 2, 1877; Laura, born March 9, 1879; Kate, born in 1888; and Ward, born Jan. 12, 1892.

Ada married William E. Gubbins April 25, 1900. He died February 5, 1938. They had three daughters: Eva, Gladys and Vera. Eva married Earl Hoyt of Saginaw, Mich., and has two children-Billy and Esther. Gladys married Ruben Everett, and has five children: Loren, Shirley, Duane, Monna Belle and Joan. They live near Okemos, Mich. Vera married Charles Deeg. They have one girl and two boys. They live near Leslie, Mich., about twenty miles from Okemos.

Laura Young married Murray Winn in 1898, and has three sons: Basil, of La Porte, Ind., and Ilo of Lansing, Mich. Murray Winn died, and Laura married his brother, George Winn. No record of any children.

Kate Young married Henry Welch, but divorced him. No record of any children. She lives with Ada most of the time, near Okemos, Mich. Ward Young married Mabel Peake. They live in Lansing, Mich. No record of any children.

6-3 Mary Martha (Mattie), and Merrill (twins) born Nov. 17, 1851. Mary Martha married Fred Hudson. They had two children-Anna and Jennie. Anna married ------ Curtis. Apparently Jennie did not marry, and is said to be living with her sister, Anna, at Phelan, California. Anna has one son.

6-4 Merrill (with Mary Martha-twins), born Nov. 17, 1851, died Dec. 8, 1851.

6-5 Loretta, born April 4, 1860; died Sept. 2, 1860.


5-7 Maria Young, born in the town of Clay. Onondaga county, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1826. She married twice: First, Ira Spencer, May 30, 1850. Ira died Feb. 1, 1851. No children by this marriage. Her second husband was Clark White, whom she married March 31, 1859. They had three sons: Ira C. White, John M., and Charles A. Ira C. was born Jan. 6, 1860. He died young, Sept. 11, 1872. John M. was born Feb. 27, 1863. He married Inez C. Miller, Feb. 18, 1895 at Mason, Mich., and died July 5, 1915. Charles A. was born Oct. 7, 1868, and died Sept. 10, 1941. He did not marry. Apparently John M. had no children.

Mrs. Inez C. (Miller) White, to whom we are indebted for much information, lives at Williamston, Mich.

The End of This Branch

The author of Part 2 takes this opportunity to express his thanks to his "cousins" and all others who have so generously helped him with these records:

Clifford M. Young, author of Part 1, Earl Young, Wilbur Young, Melancthon S. Somers, Judge Dow Beekman, Edgar A. McCarty, Mary Lynn Quackenbush, Mildred Lydia Hammond, Carrie Davis Mogg, Lucretia Weller Carlisle, Ada Gubbins, Evva S. Dawson, Myrtie Taylor, Matta B. Staehla, Inex Young Sillenbeck, Elizabeth Winne Pettit Tompkins, Jennie Grant Van Horne Meeds, Ruth Barum Winne, Edna M. Dell, Jessie Turner, Mabel Schelke, Inez C. White, Eve J. Williams, Gertrude Male, Etta B. Grimes, Arlie K. Van Schoick, Arta Bratt Flood, Sarah Strobeck Young, Andrew Delbert Peterson, and many others too numerous to mention.

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