Biography of David D. Young
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

DAVID D. YOUNG, farmer; P. 0. Tippecanoe; born in Miami Co., Bethel Township, June 22, 1826; is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Shroyer) Young, who were born in Maryland, the ancestry originally being from Germany. Daniel and Elizabeth came to Ohio with their parents in a very early day, and located first in Montgomery Co., afterward removing to this county, where the grandparents lived and died, being among the early settlers of Miami Co. Daniel and Elizabeth are still living in Bethel Township. They are the parents of six children, of whom five are now living, viz., David D.; Louisa, now Mrs. Rudy; Susanna; Mary Catharine, now Mrs. H. Haver, and Benjamin F. David, our subject, lived with his parents till 30 years of age. On Sept. 31, 1856. he was united in marriage with Henrietta E. De Long, daughter of George and Elizabeth De Long; he was born in Virginia and she in Pennsylvania. They were the parents of fourteen children, of whom eight are now living. viz., William; Christine, now Widow Thayer, living in Indiana; Ellen, now Mrs. Surface; Sarah. now Mrs. Fitch; Eliza, now Mrs. Ross; Henrietta E., Edward and Jefferson. Mr. Young and wife have had four children, of whom three are now living, viz., Sarah E., George D. and Ada A. After his marriage, he located in Bethel Township, on 35 acres of land which he bought, removed to the farm of his mother in law, where he lived six years, then went to Tippecanoe in the grocery business for four years, and finally settled on the farm where he now resides. Here he has 205 acres of good land, of which 154 acres are in cultivation. Mr. Young and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, having been such for twenty and thirty years respectively, and have had the pleasure of seeing their children become members of the same church.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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