Biography of Peter Younk
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PETER YOUNGK, farmer, P. O. Nebraska, was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany, February 6, 1834, and is a son of John W. and Catherine E. (Trabing) Youngk. He was reared in Rahrda, where he was educated and served an apprenticeship of three years at the shoemaker's trade. In September, 1854, he came to America, and located in Tionesta, Penn., where he worked at his trade until February, 1855, then removed to Nebraska, in Green township, and worked at his trade there, two months; he afterward worked at lumbering, for nine years, principally as a jobber. In 1861 he settled on the farm he now occupies in Green township, most of which he cleared and improved, and where he has since resided. He married, August 4, 1855, Eva Catherine Wiegand, a native of Rabrda, Hesse-Cassel, Germany, born October 26, 1838, daughter of Dietrich and Mary (Kleinsteiber) Wiegand, early settlers of Green township, and who came to America in 1848. By this union there are ten children: Martha E. (Mrs. Willis Kerr), Fred W., Mary (Mrs. Charles Schraeder), John, Edward, Louisa, Henry, Kate, and Charles and Albert (twins). Mr. Youngk and family are members of Mount Zion Lutheran Church. Politically he is a Democrat, and has held the office of township treasurer ten years, school director twelve years, and overseer of the poor ten years.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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