YOUNKER, KEMMERER, WILLIAM, WEMPLE
Posted By: Diane Wilson (email)
Date: 5/29/2004 at 00:07:56
The next settlement (Albion Township) was made in June, 1854, when George Younker, W. F. Younker, Jacob Kemmerer and others came and took claims.
George Younker, the first named, has been a resident of the county since his first advent. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1836. His father was Jonathan Younker, who died in Pennsylvania. Mr. Younker has been twice married. His first wife was Mary Williams, daughter of James Williams, an early settler of Beaver township. She died in May, 1872. His present wife, Emma, a daughter of Henry B. Wemple, was born in February, 1855. Mr. Younker has one daughter (Carrie) by his first marriage; he has two daughters by his present wife – Mabel and Lizzie.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
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