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HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO
Containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches,
Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Military
Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent
Men; History of the Northwest Territory;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc.
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Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1883.

Goshen Twp. -
WILLIAM YAUGER, farmer, P. O. Kenton, was born in Marion County, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1836.  His parents were Jacob and Charity (Albertson) Yauger, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of New Jersey.  Our subject was educated at the common schools of Goshen Township, and for his occupation selected farming.  He owns a farm of seventy-four acres land in Section 22.  He was married, Dec. 17, 1863, to Joanna, a daughter of Jesse and Sophroma (Corey) Wilden, the former a native of Delaware and the latter of Ohio.  Five children have blessed this union - Addison E., born Sept. 9, 1864; Fronia C., born Apr. 3, 1866; Jacob E., Born Feb. 9, 1868; Jessy T., born June 17, 1870; and Cora E., born Mar. 23, 1878.  Mr. Yauger has been Justice of the Peace for the last fifteen years, and for the same length of time Township Clerk.  He is a member of the Grange, No. 578, in politics is a Democrat, and is one of the influential citizens of Goshen Township.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 918

Pleasant Twp. -
JAMES & WILLIAM H. YOUNG, manufacturers, Kenton, are natives of Lancaster County, Penn, where the former was born in 1829, the latter in 1832.  Their parents were Archibald and Ann (Huey) Young, the former native of Ireland, the latter of Chester County, Penn.  James was the first of the family to come West, the family being prepared to follow in 1850, just when the mother died.  The father died in Cherokee. Logan County, Ohio, in 1864.  Of the children. there were five sons and five daughters, all living to attain maturity, six new surviving, viz., James, the eldest; William H.; John, hotel proprietor, in Piedmont, Mo.; Thomas. resident of Belle Centre, Ohio; Ann, the wife of John McPherson, of Belle Centre, and Maggie, wife of L. T. Hunt, of Kenton.  Robert, fifth in the family, was killed in railroad accident on the Island of Cuba in 1800; James Young came to Ohio in 1351, and located in Huntsville, Logan County, having in his possession but $7.50 and kit of carpenter’s tools.  Being possessed with good health and an abundance of energy and perseverance, he set to work at his trade of carpentering, which he had learned in Pennsylvania.  He was followed in the ensuing year by his brother William, and, in 1809, they both came to Kenton, building that same year the present saw mill. in which they have since been successfully engaged.  They cut from 8,000 to 13,000 feet of lumber per day and are engaged in the purchase of lumber, which they ship to various States West and South.  They buy in Tennessee and Kentucky, but mostly in this State.  Their annual business ranges from $200,000 to $300,000.  The tax on the mill and the land adjoining, covering some 2,000 acres, is from $1,300 to $1.400.  They are also associated with the Champion Fence Company, purchasing one-fourth interest in August, 1875, and which is still maintained.  Since 1870, they have been connected with the Kenton Scroll Company, and are also stockholders in the Scioto Straw Board Company.  The brothers, with others, organized the Hardin Savings (now the First National) Bank, in 1875. but have withdrawn their interest; James was its President at one time, but resigned on account of the pressure of other business.  The brothers have also an interest in the stock of the water works, in which company James was Treasurer for one year.  They were large stockholders in the Chicago Atlantic Railroad and in the Springfield Southern Railway.  In 1854, James was united in marriage in Logan County, Ohio, to Lydia, daughter of George Ansley, of that county, which was also her birth-place.  From this union one child has resulted—Alice, now the wife of George W. Russell, of Maroa, Ill.  James has also reared William, Jr., a son of William H. Young, from his infancy, his mother having died at that time.  William, Jr., is the book keeper of the firm.  James Young has also raised two daughters of his sister, Rebecca J. McNeal, who died, leaving them to his care.  Their names are Hannah A., now the wife of George Herrod, of Logan County, Ohio; and Mary J., residing with him at home.  James Young served in the ranks of the Union Army during the rebellion, raising a company of mechanics for the purpose of constructing buildings at Nashville, Tenn., where they erected hospitals and many large store houses.  He was out six months, and at the commencement of his service was engaged with the Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad.  He has served in the City Council for two terms of two years each, and superintended the building of the Scioto Straw Board Mill and has been President of the company since its organization, and is one of the active and popular business men of Kenton.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 833

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