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Delaware County, Iowa


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D. R. Young





YOUNG, D. R.,   Farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Manchester; son of Daniel and Catharine Young; owns 188 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born in Washington Co., Md., Oct. 8, 1828; married Miss Ann M. Beck, Nov. 25, 1855, by the Rev. John Zeibers, at Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio; she was the daughter of Feliz and Martha Beck, and was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Dec. 31, 1833; they have three children living – Daniel F., born Nov. 24, 1857; Susie R., born April 15, 1860, and Catherine E., born Aug. 29, 1864; is a Republican and member of the United Brethren Church.  Mr. Y. was one of the early settlers of this part of the Co.; came here with limited means, and now owns one of the finest farms in the Co.; he has recently made some valuable improvements in the way of barn and outbuildings, the barn alone costing upward of $3,000, and is one of the finest in the Co.  Felix Beck, Mrs. Young’s grandfather, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 22, 1766; he married Maria Brenner, Nov. 20, 1785; she was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 12, 1770; he was a Colonel in the war of 1812.  Felix Beck, Jr., their son, Mrs. Young’s father, was born in the above named place, Dec. 3, 1805, and married Martha Berkholder, March 12, 1833; she was born in Franklin Co., Pa., April 30, 1813; they were married by Rev. John Ruthruff.  Mr. Young’s great-grandfather, Geo. Young, was born July 28, 1727, Md.; he married Rebecca Snyder Oct. 9, 1753; she was born Jan. 10, 1730, in Md., and are descendants from Germany; Daniel Young, their son, was born in Frederick Co., Md., Feb. 18, 1755; was married to Margaret Shuck, March 16, 1785; she was born in Germany, Oct. 4, 1747; he was Captain in the war of 1777; their son, Daniel, Jr., the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in the same place Sept. 12, 1788; he married Catherine Stech  Nov. 23, 1823; married by Rev. John Ruthruff; she was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1790.



~ source:  Biographical sketch from the “History of Delaware County, Iowa (1878)”, page 625

~ Compiled and submitted by Danita Young Smith, 8 Mar 2005