BLOOMING GROVE COLONY

BLOOMING GROVE COLONY

David Young

David Young was born in Wurttemburg in 1783 and died in Williamsport, August 28, 1854, aged 71. Rachel Kiess, his wife, died August 15, 1 852, in her 59th year. Both lie buried in the Williamsport cemetery.
Dollie, one of the children, was born May 6, 1809, and died July 12, 1872, aged 63 years. With her husband, Jacob Grieb, she lies buried along side her parents.
David Young wasw a cabinet maker, and for some years after coming to Lycoming county, lived in Williamsport, where he worked at his trade. Later on he bought a small tract of land near Ball's Mills, where he lived when a preacher in the Dunker church.
Children: Margaret, married George Koch; Sarah married John Koch; Dorothea, married Jacob Grieb; Rachel married Jacob Koch; Elizabeth, married Jacob Guinter. All but Grieb settled in the west.
While living in Williamsort, Young was frequently acompanied by Thomas Updegraff and Jacob Miller when he went to Blooming Grove to attend church. Updegraff had a tannery near Poco farm and Miller was a wagon maker. He lived at Front and William streets, and provided entertainment for the Dunker people. His daughter married Samuel Coder.
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