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Yerkes, John H., farmer, Sec. 25

Yerkes, Howard, laborer.

Yerkes, Thomas J., farmer, Sec.26; born in Dearborn Co., Ind., Nov. 30, 1842; lived there until 12 years old, and came with his parents to Benton Co., in 1856; located in the timber and has lived here twenty-two years; is engaged in farming, and own farm of sixty-two acres of land. Married Mary J. Ferguson, from this county, in April 1866; they have four children-Mattie A., Harrison Edward, Elba S. and Clara A.

Young, J.G., furniture maker.

Young, James F., proprietor of City Mills; born in Johnson Co., Ind. April 26, 1825; lived there twenty-three years; four of them came to Iowa by team, in 1848; he spent the Winter in Cedar Rapids, and came to Benton Co., in Dec., 1849; located at Big Grove; there was not a person living in that township when he came; is one of the earliest settlers in the county; there were plenty of Indians there; engaged in farming; in 1855, he came to Vinton, and built a grist-mill; the first mill built in this county that would grind wheat; he is also engaged in the furniture business; firm of J.F. Young & Co. Has held town and school offices. Married Mary Bergen from Indiana in 1849; she died in 1855. Married Lucelia Fellows, from New York, April 17, 1857; they have four children-Joseph G., Clara M., Carrie G. and James W.;lost one son-Bethuel M.

Young, Joseph, Sr., retired

Young, R.N., grocer.

Young, W. H., grain elevator.

Transcribed by Kate Connerth.
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