David Young

M, (1783 - 28 August 1854)
     David Young was born in 1783 at Württemberg.1 He was the son of David Young and Margaret [—?—]. David Young married Rachel Kiess, daughter of Johann George Kiess and Dorothea Gohl, circa 1803. David Young died on 28 August 1854 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 71 years.1 He was buried in the Williamsport Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
     He David Young was born in Wurttemburg in 1783 and died in Williamsport, August 28, 1854, aged 71. Rachel Kiess, his wife, died August 15, 1852, 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 was 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 Dunkard 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 Williamsport, Young was frequently accompanied 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. He was Cabinet Maker.

Children of David Young and Rachel Kiess

Last Edited=26 Jun 2009


  1. [S35] Joseph H. McMinn, Blooming Grove - A History of the Congregation of German Dunkers who settled in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1805 (Williamsport, Pennsylvania: n.pub., 1901), p. 52.