Biography of Amos Young
Allen County, OH Biographies

AMOS YOUNG, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Fairfield County. Ohio, June 25, 1843, son of John and Sarah (Meyers) Young, natives of Berks County, Penn., where they married. They moved to Ohio in 1820, and settled in Fairfield County, where they died, the former in December 1842, and the latter in April 1879. They were buried in Dutch Hollow cemetery. Of their family of twelve children, four are now living David, Sylvanus, Silas, and Amos. Our subject, who is the youngest in the family, was married in this county April 2, 1865, to Miss Rebecca Crites, of German Township, daughter of Charles and Sophia (Ludwig) Crites, who still reside in German Township, and to this union were born two daughters : Aurelia and Melinda, both now living. The mother died June 13, 1869. Mr. Young was married November 19, 1874, to his present wife, Mrs. Catharine (Pfeifer) Borst of German Township, this county, widow of Michael Borst. who died March 25, 1870, (by whom she had two children Mary and Willima - latter deceased), and daughter of Nicholas and Eva (Zioer) Pfeifer, natives of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, and who came to America about 1834, halting first at Springfield, Ohio, thence moving to Fairfield County, Ohio, from there coming to German Township, this county, where they died, both in November, 1871. They were parents of eleven children, all now living. To the union of our subject and wife have been born one son and one daughter Oscar N. and Lelia M. Mr. Young did not make a permanent settlement in this county until 1868. He followed saw milling from 1871 to 1874. He makes a specialty of breeding Spanish Marino sheep. He was township clerk from 1879 to 1883, land appraiser in 1880. In poiitics he is a Democrat. Both Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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