Biography of George W. Young
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





GEORGE W. YOUNG is a native of this county, born April 1, 1841, to Louis and Christina (Dennis) Young, natives of Ohio and of German and Irish descent, his grandfather Young coming from Ireland, and his grandmother from Germany. His parents located in this county in 1836, rearing a family of twelve children; Cornelius D., George W., Eliza, John R. and Robert L. being the only ones living. The father died in 1869, aged fiftyfive year; the mother in. 1871, at the same age. Mr. Young obtained a limited education, being compelled to stay at home clearing land. At twenty one he married Sylvania Bernheisel, the date of the event being June 8, 1862. She was a daughter of Henry and Susanna (Snider) Bernheisel, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. They settled in Richland County in 1845, and in this county about two years later. They were farmers, and parents of twelve children. The mother resides in this township in her seventieth year. Mr. and Mrs. Young are the parents of five children: Lawrence B., born May 6, 1863; Florence A., July 1, 1865; Harriet A., September 15, 1867; Orrin O., June 8, 1871; Dessie C., July 28, 1881. Mrs. Young was born March 25, 1847. After his marriage, Mr. Young rented land for several years, purchasing his present farm in 1872. It then consisted of forty acres, but now comprises 130. In 1880, he erected a fine barn at $900, and in 1882 an elegant frame house at $2,000. His farm is in a fine state of cultivation and well drained. Mr. Young is a Democrat. He and his wife are both members of the United Brethren Church, of which he is Trustee.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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