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Transcribed biography of David L. Young

DAVID L. YOUNG, was born in New York in 1824, and was the youngest of four children born to Nathan and Laura (Lane) Young. The father had learned shoe-making, but gave up the trade and bought a farm and saw-mill, in which David was employed, when not at school until thirteen years of age, when his father sold all his effects an came to La Porte County, where he died in 1838. David then turned his attention to anything he could get to do, and aided in supporting his mother until twenty-seven years of age; when he married Miss Lovina Guernsey, daughter of H. B. Guernsey. This lady died July 10, 1865, the mother of six children - George W., Jeremiah, Eliza (deceased), Charlotte (deceased), Francis (deceased) and Emma L. August 12, 1866, Mr. Young married Miss Phoebe A. Thornton, and to this union were born four children - Milton and James (deceased), Malita and David L. In 1864, Mr. Young bought 240 acres of as fine land as there is in this township from H. B. Guernsey, although he pays more attention to stock-raising than to farming. Mr. Young formerly kept a country store, and was for a long time Postmaster at Hobart, where he also kept the Hobart House for ten years. He has seen as many as 500 Indians in camp at one time in Deep River bottom. In politics, he is a Republican, and during the late war stood the draft three times, but was never drawn.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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