From "The History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis", by North Star Publishing Co. 1881.

Page 661

YORK, R. W. foreman of Hose Company No. Five, was born in Canada West February 12th, 1843. In the fall of 1850 he accompanied his parents to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he attended the graded schools. He enlisted in 1861 in Company "G," First Wisconsin Infantry, Colonel John C. Starkweather commanding. He participated in the first battle in Virginia at Falling Waters, and was honorably discharged, and re-enlisted October 8th, 1861, for three years. Was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, after which he was on duty as clerk of the hospital. In 1864 he was discharged. Removed to Minnesota in 1865, on a farm near Mankato; two years later came to Minneapolis. He engaged in carpentering until 1875, when he joined the Minnehaha Hose Company No. Five. After serving one year as assistant foreman and one year as secretary, he was appointed foreman in the paid department by the city, and has held the position since. He was married in 1864 to Celia A. Maloney. They have four children: Carrie B., Robert J., Michael A. and Joseph F.


From "The History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis", by North Star Publishing Co. 1881.

Page 662

YOUNG, Austin, H. judge of the fourth judicial district of Minnesota, was born at Fredonia, Chautauqua county, New York, December 8th, 1830. He attended school in his native town and at Waukegan, Illinois, where he completed his academic course. He studied law in the office of Ferry and Clark, of Waukegan, and in 1854 removed to Prescott, Wisconsin, remaining there twelve years. He was elected clerk of the circuit court, holding the office until 1860, when he was admitted to the bar. He commenced the practice of his profession in partnership with M. H. Fitch and continued until the latter entered the army. In 1862 he was admitted to practice in the supreme court of Wisconsin, and the same year was elected district attorney. In 1863 he was elected to the senate for two years. He came to Minneapolis in 1866 and has since been a resident. He commenced his practice at once in company with W. D. Webb, the firm name being Young and Webb. Soon after Mr. Webb retired. Until 1870 Mr. Young was alone in his profession at which time the firm of Young and Lowry was formed, continuing two years. He was elected city attorney in 1871. He was elected judge of the Fourth judicial district for the full term expiring in 1884. He was married in April, 1854, and lost his wife by death in 1868. He remarried but again lost his wife by death. His present wife was Miss Leonora Martin, of Vermont, married April 9th, 1872. Edgar A. and Alice M., are their children.


Contributed by Connie Olson

YOUNGKIN, Robert J. Robert J. Youngkin/Younkin born 1848 in Monroe County, Pa. Parents- David W. Youngkin/Younkin b. 1820 and Lovina (Greenzweig) b. 1824. He was the 3rd child of eight. Siblings- 1.Rueban, 2.William, 4.Charles, 5.Samual, 6. Mary 7.Martha. They lived in Ross twsp, in Monroe County, Pa until the family bought land from Lovina's father and built a home in Carbon County, Tracsville Twp. Pa. It was next to the church the family attended. Lovina's father donated land for this church in the late 1700's. Robert married Barbara E. Christman. Daughter of Adam D. Christman and Julianna (Keiper) They had 5 children. Lillie. Calvin Ambrose, Allen Edger, Ella Mae, Milton. In 1878 Robert, Barbara, William, his wife Emma Lucy came to Minneapolis, with their young family's traveling by covered wagon. For a short time they lived with Barbara's Uncle Andrew, and wife Mary who came to MN 3 years before them. Robert worked as a carpenter until he went to work on the Railroad. Many of the Youngkin men have worked on Railroads all their lives. One was the Mpls. & St Louis R.R. Nicknamed (The Misery and Short Life R.R.) The two families first year was spent in Northeast Mpls. Then the families moved to the North side of Mpls. Robert was killed on the job in 1889. That left Barbara to raise the family. She left MN in 1900 to go back to Pennsylvania for doctoring when she was diagnosed with cancer. Their son William went back with her. His wife Emma Lucy had died a few years before. William left with their daughter to accompany his mother. He never returned to MN. He stayed in Pennsylvania and cared for his mother who was widowed by the time he came back. Liilie married moved to New York. Calvin Ambrose never married, his whereabouts were unknown. Allen Edger stayed in Minnesota, married Alvina Hubbard. They had 3 children Allen, Hazel, and Charles. Hazel died at age 11 from Black Diphtheria. Descendants of Allen and Charles still live in Minnesota. Ella Mae (Youngkin) Foster married a Charles Foster from Pennsylvania, their descendants are here today. Milton married, died in the 1920's at Walker TB Sanitarium. His wife Georgianna and child daughter Georgia Anna moved to California after his death.

Additional Comments: This is from Information I was told by my grandfather Allen E, and what I have found in my searching for information.