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1889 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF
SHELBY AND AUDUBON COUNTIES, IOWA

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EDGAR YOUNG, a native of Will County, Illinois, has been a resident of Audubon County since the year 1871. He was born August 19, 1854, and is a son of Henry andCharlotte (Mudge) Young, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respect-ively. He was but six years old when his parents emigrated to Iowa and settled in Boone County, where they lived eleven years. They then removed to Audubon County, and located on a farm in Greeley Township. There our subject made his home until 1881. May 22 of that year he was united in marriage to Miss Clara A. Beers, a daughter of Bradley and HannahG. (Eels) Beers. She was born in Audubon County, Iowa, March 4, 1863. In 1882 Mr. Young removed to his present farm. He then owned eighty acres, which was raw prairie land. He has placed this under cultivation, and has added eighty-two acres, making 162 acres in all. He has built a fine frame residence, a barn, and buildings for the care and protection of stock and grain. He is a live, energetic man, and stands in the front ranks of Audubon County's reliable farmers. When Mr. Young began life for himself his capital consisted of pluck and energy. The result of his labor has been very satisfactory, as will be seen on taking a look at his farm and its many valuable improvements. Politically Mr. Young is identified with the Republican party. He has held the office of justice of the peace. Four childrenhave been born to Mr. and Mrs. Young Alvie Judson, Bonnie May, Arlow Floyd and Bertha Ora.
   From:  1889 Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon counties, pp. 778-779.


Contributed by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs, April, 2005.

 
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