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.