This is a genealogy to one branch of the Young family, that migrated from the Parish of Jedburgh, Scotland, via Madrid, St. Lawrence Co. NY, to Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI.

Descendants of James Young of Jedburgh, Scotland and Jefferson Co. WI


First Generation


1. James1 YOUNG. He was born ca. 1785 in the Parish Of Jedburgh, Scotland. According to what appears to be his tombstone and a probate notice, he died on 4 Dec 1859 at his residence in Lake Mills and is buried at the Lake Ripley Cemetery, Cambridge, Jefferson Co. WI. He immigrated to the United States from Scotland and was a farmer. According to family tradition and his son John's obituary, he and his family migrated ca. 1828 first to Madrid, St. Lawrence Co. NY and then subsequently migrated west by way of Waukesha and Rutherford to Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. James and his wife are included in the 1850 census for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI.

James married Isabella [Isabel, Isabelle] AINSLIE on 31 May 1812 in Morebattle, Roxborough, Scotland. Isabella was born ca. 1797 in Scotland according to an 1850 census entry for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. (She may be one and the same "Isable Ainslie" who was born 6 Oct 1797 in Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland to William and Isabele nee Pegan Ainslie.) She died of paralysis on 16 Dec 1879 in Jefferson, Jefferson Co. WI (Record of Death, Pre-1907 Wisconsin Death Record, Co. Jefferson, v. 1, page 110). [According to her record of death she was 88 years old at the time of her death, which means she might have been born ca. 1791]. She was a housewife.

PROBATE NOTICE: "COUNTY COURT - JEFFERSON COUNTY - IN PROBATE. In the matter of the proof of the last will and testament of James Young, deceased. ON reading and filing an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Young, late of the town of Lake Mills, in the County of Jefferson and the State of Wisconsin, deceased, and also the accompanying petition of Isabella Young, representing among other things that the deceased died at his residence in said town of Lake Mills, that the said instrument is the last will and testament of said deceased, and that she, the petitioner aforesaid, is the identical person named and appointed by the said will executrix thereof; and praying that a day be appointed for hearing the proofs of the said last will and testament; it is ordered that the proofs of said instrument be heard before the Judge of this Court on Monday the 6th day of February, A. D. 1860, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court House in the village of Jefferson, in said County. And it is further ordered that public notice thereof be given to the heirs at law of said deceased, and to all other persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks, prior to the day of hearing, in the Fort Atkinson Standard, a weekly newspaper, printed and published at Fort Atkinson, in said County. Dated the 2d day of January, A.D. 1860. SAMUEL BAIRD, County Judge." (5, 12, Jan 1860 Fort Atkinson Standard p. 2; 19, 26 Jan 1860 Fort Atkinson Standard p. 4; 3 Feb 1860 Fort Atkinson Standard p. 4)

"Isabell" is identified as a head of household in the 1860 census for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. Most of what we know about her comes from probate records associated with the disposition of her estate. These records strongly suggest she had been living on her own since 1860. Her son John was made her legal guardian, and after her death there was apparently some confusion about whether she would have wanted her house in Lake Mills to be sold.

A "Mary" Young (age 74) who appears in the 1870 census for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She is listed as living with her son Robert. Both are listed as having been born in New York.

OBITUARY - "DIED. YOUNG:-Dec. 15, at Jefferson, Mrs. Young, aged 83 years. Her sickness was protracted and severe, but she bore it with great composure, and departed in peace." (Jefferson County Union 2 Jan 1880 v. X no. 43).

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - "STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY.-In Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a special term of the county court, to be held in and for said county, at the office of the County Judge, in the city of Jefferson. In said County, on the third Tuesday of February next, being the 17th day of February A.D. 1880, the following matter will be heard and considered at 9 o'clock a. m. The application of John Young, the principal creditor of Isabella Young, late of the town of Jefferson, in said county deceased, for the appointment of an administrator of the estate of said Isabella Young deceased. Dated this 18th day of January, A. D. 1880. By order of the Court. Henry Colonius, Judge." (Jefferson Banner 22 Jan 1880)

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - "STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY.-In Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a special term of the county court, to be held in and for said county, at the office of the County Judge, in the City of Jefferson, in said county, on the 20th day of December A.D. 1880 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the following matter will be heard and considered The application of John Young, Guardian of Isabella Young, deceased, for examination and allowance of his final account as guardian, and that the residue of the estate of the deceased be assigned to the persons entitled thereto according to law. Dated this 13th day of November A.D. 1880. Henry Cornelius, County Judge." Jefferson County Union 19 Nov 1880 (v. xi, no. 37) [Identical notices appear in issues of the same paper printed on 26 Nov 1880, 3 Dec 1880, 10 Dec 1880 and 17 Dec 1880.]

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - "STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY.-In Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a regular term of the County Court, to be held in and for said county, at the office of the County Judge, in the city of Jefferson, in said County, on the first Tuesday of September A.D. 1881, at one o'clock in the afternoon, the following matter will be heard and considered: The petition of John Young for final accounting as administrator of the estate of Isabella Young, deceased, and for an order to turn over the residue that may be found in his hands after such accounting to the persons entitled thereto by law. Dated this 12th day of July, A. D. 1881. Henry Colonius, Judge." (Lake Mills Spike 4 Aug 1881)

PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL ESTATE - "Jefferson County Court--In Probate. To Honorable Henry Colonius, County Judge of Jefferson County: The petition of _John Young_ of said county, respectfully shows that he is _Administrator_ of the _Estate_ of _Isabella Young_ departed this life on the _16_ day of _December_ A. D. 18_79_, and that your petitioner was heretofore duly appointed such that _he_ has made and filed an inventory, according to law, of the real and personal estate of said deceased, and that the personal estate is insufficient to pay all debts of the said deceased, with charges of administration. Your petitioner further shows that the amount of personal property of the said deceased, which has come into hands as such amounts to _$27.40 All disposed of_ Dollars, of which amount the sum of __ Dollars remains undisposed of; that the debts outstanding against the said deceased, so far as the same can be ascertained, amount to the sum of _Six hundred Forty-Nine $649.00_ Dollars. Your petitioner further shows that said deceased lied seized of the following described real estate, and that the value and condition of the respective parcels thereof is as follows, to wit: _Out lot number (42) in the Village of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, as plotted by J. Prentice May 1st 1878, All of the value of $775.00. And that the following named persons are heirs of the said deceased to wit Margaret Ames Wm. Young Walter Young Nancy Rutherford John Young petitioner Alexander Young Thomas Young all children of the deceased. And the following the children of her daughter Isabella Pattison who died May 1869 Jane, William, James, Diaretha, Wesley Isabella Pattison. Said Wesley + William live in Wisconsin, Eau Claire County, Jane and Diaretha live in Upper Canada, James and Isabella in the State of New York. That of the children of deceased Margaret William Nancy John Thomas live in the State of Wisconsin, Isabella died in the year 1869 leaving the children above named her heirs, And that none of the said children of deceased or the children or heirs of her daughter Isabella Pattison are under the age of 21 years or otherwise incapable of appearing or defending for themselves nor is anyone interested in said estate under the age of 21 years and that it is necessary to sell the whole of said real estate in order to pay debts and charges. In consideration of the premises, your petitioner, pursuant to this statute in such case made and provided, applies to this court for authority to _sell all or_ so much of real estate of the said deceased as shall be necessary to pay said debts and charges. And your petitioner will ever pray, etc. Dated this _18th_ day of _January_ A. D. 18_81_. John Young. STATE OF WISCONSIN JEFFERSON COUNTY. On this _18th_ day of _January_ 18_81_, personally appeared before me _John Young_ the petitioner of the foregoing petition, who, being by me duly sworn, did dispose and say that _he_ had heard read the following petition by _him_ subscribed, and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true of _his_ own knowledge, except to matters as therein stated on information and belief, and as to those matters _he_ believes it to be true. John Winnck, Notary Public." (Found at Jeffeson County Courthouse, index entry "v. 9 p. 149 Young, Isabella 1880 320")

"State of Wisconsin, Jefferson County. At a regular term of the County Court of this County held at the Court House in the City of Jefferson in said County on the 1st Day of March A. D. 1881. Present Henry Colonius, County Judge. On the Matter of the Estate of Isabella Young, deceased. The application of John Young for license to sell the Real Estate belonging to said deceased to pay debts and costs of administration of said Estate. W. Brunett appearing as attorney for the administrator of said Estate and now comes Margaret Ames an heir at law of said deceased W H. Portes her attorney and objects to the sale of said Real Estate. John Young being called on account of the Estate after duly sworn says: Am a son of the deceased. Am administrator of said Estate. Mother died Dec. 16 or 18, 1879, died in Jefferson at her daughter's house, she lived here in Jefferson about 5 years. She used to keep house, rented a portion of her daughter's house, mother was about 87 years. Before coming to Jefferson mother lived in Lake Mills where she owned All lot 42 property is worth $700 to $780. Mother lived there about 18 to 20 years in the village kept a house there. Mother moved because she did not consider it that she could keep a house, her means were exhausted. The house then stood vacant about 5 months, then we rented it out. We calculated that the removal was not temporary. It was her intention as we understand was not to return. I furnished her all the provisions she was provided for by me, also rented her the house. She owned no other real estate. She had no other personal goods not anything else that came to my hands for her. Mother bought out lot 42 above 1859 - 1860 above 20 years. There is a dwelling house on the premises. I think there is an acre and 1/8-Lake Mills. She occupied it to above 1874, some 18 years occupied it as a homestead. In 1873 or 1874 she removed to Jefferson, might be later, before her removal she occupied it as her homestead. No one but herself was in the family but Robert, after she came to Jefferson she acquired no other homestead. I heard her say that she was not going back there to live, heard her say so at the house she lived in Jefferson don't know that anyone was present except this Robert. I t was along in June or July 1879. She said I could sell the place for her she would never go back there. The first or two years after she came to Jefferson she got dissatisfied and wanted to go back to Lake Mills. But not afterward, I received the care of her property and paid the care here. Redirect. She never occupied the house in Lake Mills any more after she came to Jefferson. We had some conversation about selling the property with my sister and mother. She understood her resources although she was old and feeble. The conclusion mother and we sister and I came to was that I should support her and it to sustain and support her and I should be paid from the sale of the property in Lake Mills, the property was for sale then She never deeded it during her life time. adjourned to March 15th 1881 at [ends]" (Found at Jefferson County Courthouse, index entry "v. 9 p. 149 Young, Isabella 1880 320")

According to his will, James YOUNG and Isabella SMITH had the following children:

	2	i.	Margaret2 YOUNG
	3	ii.	Thomas2 YOUNG
	4	iii.	James2 YOUNG
	5	iv.	William2 YOUNG
	6	v.	Walter2 YOUNG
	7	vi.	Nancy Agnes2 YOUNG
	8	vii.	Isabella2 YOUNG
	9	viii.	John2 YOUNG
	10	ix.	Gilbert2 YOUNG
	11	x.	Alexander2 YOUNG
	12	xi.	Robert2 YOUNG 


Second Generation


2. Margaret2 YOUNG (James1). Margaret Young was born ca. 1813 in Scotland. She is identified in legal papers pertaining to her mother Isabella Smith Young's estate as living in WI ca. 1880. She married George W. AMES, who was born ca. 1809 in Pennsylvania and died 21 Oct 1892 in the Dodge County Asylum, Dodge Co. WI. Margaret is present in the 1880 census entry for her husband.

Margaret YOUNG and George W. AMES had the following children:

		i.	George3 AMES (b. 1834)
		ii.	William3 AMES (b. 1838)
		iii.	Nathan3 AMES (b. 1840)
		iv.	Franklin3 AMES (b. 1843)
		v.	Emeline C.3 AMES (b. 1845). She married George COLLINS and lived in Rockford, IL.


3. Thomas2 YOUNG (James1). Thomas Young was born ca. 1814 in Scotland. He is listed in legal papers relating to his mother, Isabella Smith Young's estate as living in WI ca. 1880. He died on 11 Jul 1894 in Ashton, Spink Co. SD.


4. James2 YOUNG (James1). James Young was born ca. 1815 in Scotland. He is not listed in legal papers relating to his mother, Isabella Smith Young's estate as living in WI ca. 1880.


5. William2 YOUNG (James1). He was born on 27 Mar 1816 in Scotland and was baptized on 21 Apr 1816 in Ladykirk, Berwickshire, Scotland. He died on 10 Apr 1890 in Augusta, Eau Claire Co. WI and is buried in the East Lawn Cemetery, Augusta, Eau Claire Co. WI.

An 1858 deed record between James and Isabel Young and a William Young identifies the latter as residing in Bridge Creek, Eau Claire Co. WI. He is also identified in legal papers pertaining to her mother Isabella Smith Young's estate as living in WI ca. 1880.

William married Philena BASS (1819-1910) on 1 Dec 1838 in New York State.

William YOUNG and Philena nee BASS had the following children:

		i.	Isabella3 YOUNG (b. 1841)
		ii.	Lucinda M.3 YOUNG (b. 1844)
		iii.	James3 YOUNG (b. 1846)
		iv.	William3 YOUNG jr. (b. 1848)
		v.	Elen Philena3 YOUNG (b. 1850)
		vi.	Harvey3 YOUNG (b. 1857)
		vii.	Mary3 YOUNG (b. 1860)
		viii.	Sherman D.3 YOUNG (b. 1864)


6. Walter2 YOUNG (James1). He was born on 27 Feb 1818 in Scotland and was baptized on 25 Mar 1818 in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland.


7. Nancy Agnes2 YOUNG (James1). She was born on 27 Apr 1822 in Old Cambus, Scotland. She died on 22 Sep 1901 in Cresco, Howard Co. IA. According to legal papers relating to her mother Isabella Young's estate, lived in WI ca. 1880. An obituary for her brother John Young (below) mentions her as living in Iowa at the time of his funeral on 27 Jan 1897.

She married Thomas RUTHERFORD, son of Joseph and Ann nee Douglas Rutherford, on 14 Jan 1841 in Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co. NY. Thomas was born on 11 Oct 1815 in Roxburgh Co. Northumberland Shire, Scotland and died on 30 Dec 1895 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. They are both buried in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI.

Nancy Agnes YOUNG and Thomas RUTHERFORD had the following children:

		i.	Isabella Ainslie3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1842)
		ii.	Ann Douglas3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1843)
		iii.	Margaret Porteous3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1845)
		iv.	Thomas Joseph3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1849)
		v.	Agnes E.3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1851)
		vi.	Adelaide M.3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1853)
		vii.	James A.3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1856)
		viii.	Clara Marilla3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1859)
		ix.	Gilbert J.3 RUTHERFORD (b. 1862)


8. Isabella2 YOUNG (James1). She was born ca. 1823 in Scotland. She is mentioned in her father James Young's will, but died in May 1869 prior to her mother Isabella Smith Young's death. Her children are mentioned in legal documents pertaining to her mother's estate.

Isabella YOUNG married - PATTISON. They had the following children:

		i.	Jane3 PATTISON. According to her grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, she lived in Upper Canada.
		ii.	William3 PATTISON. According to his grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, he lived in Eau Claire Co., WI.
		iii.	James3 PATTISON. According to his grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, he lived in NY.
		iv.	Diaretha3 PATTISON. According to her grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, she lived in Upper Canada.
		v.	Wesley3 PATTISON. According to his grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, he lived in Eau Claire Co., WI.
		vi.	Isabella3 PATTISON. According to her grandmother Isabella
			 Smith Young's will, she lived in NY.


9. John2 YOUNG (James1). He was born on 23 Mar 1824 in North Umberland, Scotland and christened on 4 Apr 1824. (Family records indicate he was born on 23 May 1824 in North Umberland, Scotland.) John died on 27 Jan 1897 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and was buried on 27 Jan 1897 in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He was a dairy farmer and a salesman and manager for the Star Creamery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He was a member of the Congregational Church, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI.

He married Janette NEFF, daughter of Isaac NEFF & Polly BLACK, on 9 Dec 1851 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She was born on 15 Apr 1832 in Scott's Corners Cortland Co. NY. She migrated with her parents to Lake Mills ca. 1844. She died of chronic gastritis on 26 Jun 1919 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and was buried on 29 Jun 1919 in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. John and his family appear in both the 1860 and 1880 censuses for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. Janette appears as head of household in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. Here's a photograph of her, and here's another.

"Some Snakes. This seems to be about the time of year for snake stories, therefore, John Young related the following to us and vouches for its accuracy: While he was cutting hay on his marsh, he heard the hissing of a snake, and soon discovered a large massanger, which he killed and found it to measure thirty-three and one-third inches in length, and about nine inches around. It was cut open and found to contain four young snakes-varying in size from five to seven inches in length, and the strangest part of this thing is (now mind this is what Mr. Young positively states), they all had rattles, one of them having five. Now in view of this fact what becomes of the theory that the rattles upon the snakes grow one each year. It is a problem we shall leave to others to solve." (Lake Mills Spike 14 Sep 1880)

THIRTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-"On the 10th of December 1851, John Young and his wife started together on their matrimonial life and during the thirty years past have 'lived wisely and well.' Saturday last being the thirtieth anniversary of the wedding day a number of the friends concluded to give the worthy couple a surprise party and to celebrate the linen wedding. With this object in view a goodly number of friends gathered at the hospitable home of John Young and took possession; soon the object of the visit was made known and a right royal time ensued. Ample refreshments were served by Mrs. Young, after doing full justice to the tempting viands, Mr. and Mrs. Young were presented with some very handsome articles of linen as souvenirs of the occasion. The pleasant gathering soon after dispersed with the hopes that the couple might be spared to celebrate their Golden Wedding." (Lake Mills Spike 15 Dec 1881)

OTHER BRIEF MENTIONS OF HIM IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER: "[Local Laconics. The following named persons were appointed as overseers of highway: ...No. 16, John Young." (Lake Mills Spike 20 Apr 1880); "[The Jefferson County Agricultural Society Banquet] ...Cooperating Committees...Lake Mills... John Young." (Lake Mills Spike 7 Dec 1880); "[Local Laconics] -John Young, A. B. and Fred Smith, left on Tuesday morning for a trip to Dakota." (Lake Mills Spike 11 Aug 1881); "[Harmony Corners] John Young delivered upwards of 50 hogs to Jefferson parties this week." (2 Dec 1886).

"LAKE MILLS-...John Young is very sick with neuralgia of the stomach and is in a very critical condition. Mrs. Etta Smith, of Duluth, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Field have arrived from their home in Minnesota, being called here by the sickness of John Young. Dr. Reed, of Jefferson, was called here last Thursday to consult with Dr. Gordon on Mr. Young's case." (Jefferson County Union 29 Jan 1897 v. 27 no. 50, p. 1)

OBITUARY- "Obituary. One by one the old residents are dropping out of the circle of friends and neighbors, and before many years all those whose labors here date back to the fifties will have passed beyond. Mr. John Young, who died last week, was born in Scotland in the year 1824. When he was but a child of four years, his parents emigrated to America and settled in Madrid, in the state of New York. When he reached the age of twenty-one he seems to have started out for himself and came to Waukesha in this state, at which place he remained for five years. He then came to the vicinity of Lake Mills where he has lived during the remaining time. In 1850 Mr. Young bought a farm southwest of the village in the Rutherford neighborhood. He lived upon this farm for a few years, and then bought the farm west of the lake which was the home of the family for so many years. About five years ago Mr. Young bought the house in the village where he lived at the time of his last sickness. Mr. Young was married in the year of 1851 to Jenette Neff. To them were born nine children, of whom but four lived to mature years. After a painful sickness of eight days duration, Mr. Young died on Wednesday, January 27th. The funeral was held on Friday, January 27th at the home of the family, Rev. S. M. MacNeill conducting the service. Mrs. Young and the four daughters have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. Mr. Young was a kind, loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a good citizen, and his cheery greetings will be missed by all who knew him, as the days make real the fact that he has gone from among us." (Lake Mills Leader 4 Feb 1897, p. 3) [The newspaper also has an advertisement for Rev. S. M. MacNeill as the pastor of the Congregational Church.] 2nd OBITUARY- "Last Wednesday noon, Mr. John Young, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity, was called to his eternal home. Mr. Young, was born in Northumberlandshire, Scotland in 1824. His parents removed to this country and settled in Madrid, N.Y. when he was four years old. When a young man he came west and resided in Waukesha for a few years. From there he came to Jefferson county and bought a farm south-west of this place, where he lived for several years, after which he bought a farm west of the lake where he spent the greater part of his life. In 1851 he was married to Miss Janette Neff, who survives him. About four years ago they moved to the present residence on South Main St. Mr. Young leaves four children to mourn his loss, Mrs. Frank Smith, of Duluth, Minn; Mrs. Frank Fields, of Minnesota; Mrs. Brun of Dakota, and Mrs. Wm. Breitkreutz, of this city. Mr. Young was a prosperous farmer, a man respected by all who knew him, and one who will be missed by the entire community" (Jefferson Banner 4 Feb 1897). 3rd OBITUARY-"LAKE MILLS-From the Union Correspondent] Feb 1.- After a few days' illness, John Young died last Wednesday. He was born in Northernberlandshire, Scotland, May 23, 1824. He moved to this country with his parents, who settled in Madrid, St. Lawrence Co, New York. When a young man he came to Wisconsin and soon settled on the farm west of the lake where he resided till he moved to his late residence in this village, a few years ago. He married Jeanette Neff. They have four daughters, Mrs. Myra Breitkreutz, of this place, Mrs. Etta Smith, of Duluth, Mrs. Josie Brunn, of Redfield, South Dakota, and Mrs. Nettie Field, of Frontinac, Minn. The children were all here to attend him during his last hours, except Mrs. Brunn, who was detained at home by the illness of her children. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. S. MacNeill and were largely attended by his old friends and neighbors. Mrs. Thomas Rutherford came here from Iowa to attend the funeral of her brother, Mr. Young. She was called to Milwaukee Friday by the illness of a daughter. James H. Wilson and Wm. Short, of Fort Atkinson, were here Friday to attend Mr. Young's funeral." (Jefferson County Union 5 Feb 1897 v. 27 no. 51, p. 1)

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - "STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY.-In Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a regular term of the County Court to be held in and for said County at the Court House in the City of Jefferson, in said County, on the first Tuesday of March, being the second day of March A.D. 1897, at 10 o'clock n the forenoon, the following matters will be heard and considered: In the matter of the estate of John Young, deceased. The petition of C. F. Greenwood and William C. Breitkreutz, of Lake Mills, Wisconsin praying for the probate of the last will of John Young, deceased, late of said town of Lake Mills, and that letters testamentary be issued to said petitioners under said will. Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 1897. By order of the Court. George Grim, County Judge. 1st publication Feb. 4th. Rogers & Rogers, Attorneys." (Lake Mills Leader 4 Feb 1897, p. 2)

OBITUARY- "Mrs. Janette Neff Young. Mrs. Janette Neff Young, widow of John Young, was born April 15, 1832 in Scot, N. Y., and died at her home in Lake Mills, June 26, 1919, after a protracted illness. She was the last of nine children of the Neff family. Mrs. Young was united in marriage with Mr. John Young, December 9, 1851. For many years they lived on a farm in the town of Lake Mills, and then moved to the recent home on South Main street. Eight children were the result of this union of whom Mrs. Fred C. Smith of Minneapolis, Mrs. Emil Brunn, of Mellette, S. D., and Mrs. David Bowden of Fox Lake, Wis., are living. Mrs. William Breitkreutz, an elder daughter, preceded her mother in death. Mr. Young died 22 years ago. Mrs. Young was a church member. She was a real home maker and when in her prime her hospitality was well known and highly appreciated by a large circle of friends. The children and grandchildren were present at the funeral and the daughters were accompanied by their husbands. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon and conducted by Rev. L. C. Partch of Columbus and Rev. O. E. Reidenbach of this city. The interment took place in Rock Lake cemetery." (Lake Mills Leader 3 Jul 1919, no. 34, p. 1) 2nd OBITUARY - "Died in her home on S. Main St. on Friday, June 27, 1919, Mrs. John Young, aged 80 years. The funeral service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Young fell and broke her hip a number of years ago and has since been a great sufferer. Mr. Young died several years ago. They were among our early settlers, their farm home being west of Lake Mills. Here they reared and educated their four daughters, the oldest, Mrs. Wm. Breitkreutz, died a few years ago. Mrs. Fred Smith lives in Minneapolis and Mrs. Emil Brun in Mellette, S. D. They have spent much time with their mother." (The Jefferson Banner 2 Jul 1919 v. 59). 3rd OBITUARY- "Mrs. John Young died at her home here on Friday after a long illness. The funeral services were held on Sunday, Rev. L. C. Partch officiating." (Jefferson County Union 4 Jul 1919 vol. L, no. 24).

"In Appreciation. Fully appreciating the kindness extended by neighbors and friends before and after the death of our beloved mother, we desire to thank all most heartily. We wish to thank the ministers for their kind and thoughtful ministrations and all others who assisted in the services. We desire to express our high appreciation of those who contributed the flowers. Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Emil Brun, Mr. & Mrs. David Bowden." (Lake Mills Leader 3 Jul 1919, no. 34, p. 2)

WILL -"I Janett Young of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament. First- It is my will that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid for out of my personal estate. Second-I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Etta Smith and to her heirs forever one-fourth of my estate. Third-I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Josephine Brunn and to her heirs forever one fourth of my estate. Fourth-I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Nettie Belle Bowdin and to her heirs forever one-fourth of my estate. Fifth, I give, devise and bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter, Myra Breitkreutz, one fourth of my estate to be divided share and share alike. Said children being named as follows- Frances Breitkreutz, Laura Breitkreutz, Addie Breitkreutz, Alfred Breitkreutz, Dorothy Breitkreutz, and Vera Breitkreutz. Sixth- I hereby nominate and appoint C. S. Greenwood of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin executor of this, my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of September A. D. 1906. Janett Young Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Janett Young as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at her request, in her presence, and in presence of each other have hereto subscribed as attesting witnesses. P. O. address Lake Mills, Wis. C. F. Greenwood, P. O. address Lake Mills, WI C. S. Greenwood." (Found at Jefferson County Courthouse, index entry "v. 10 p. 413 Young, Janett 1919 143a")

John YOUNG and Janette NEFF had the following children. (Their four boys were all born and died in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and are buried in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI):

		i.	Frances3 YOUNG. He was born on 20 Feb 1852 and died
			on 16 Sep 1856.
		ii.	Gilbert3 YOUNG. He was born on 16 Sep 1856 and died
			on 8 Oct 1857.
	13	iii.	Elmira Dora3 YOUNG
	14	iv.	Etta Laura3 YOUNG
		v.	Watson3 YOUNG. He was born on 12 Jul 1865 and died
			on 12 Jun 1867.
		vi.	Henry3 YOUNG. He was born on 26 Aug 1866 and died
			on 25 Jun 1867.
	15	vii.	Josephine3 YOUNG
	16	viii.	Natabelle3 YOUNG


10. Gilbert2 YOUNG (James1). He was born ca. 1829 in Scotland and died on 8 Oct 1857. He appears in the 1850 census for Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He is not listed in his father's will.


11. Alexander2 YOUNG (James1). He was born ca. 1831 in Scotland.


12. Robert2 YOUNG (James1). He was born ca. 1835 in Scotland. He appears in his parents census entries for 1850, 1860 and 1870. He is not listed in his father's will.


Third Generation


13. Elmira Dora3 YOUNG (John2, James1). She was born on 10 Aug 1860 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She was received as a member on 26 Apr 1903 in Moravian Church, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She died of graves disease on 20 Jan 1905 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and was buried on 24 Jan 1905 in Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She was a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church. Here's a photograph of her. Here's another. Here's a photograph of her with her sisters.

She married Carl Frederick William BREITKREUTZ, son of Christian Friedrich Wilhelm BREITKREUTZ & Johanna Caroline FINDER, on 9 May 1882 at her father's home in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He was born on 3 Jun 1852 in Billerbeck, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. He died of an apoplexy on 27 Apr 1915 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and was buried on 30 Apr 1915 in Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He attended the Lutheran Seminary in Watertown, WI. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church. Photographs and information about her husband's family and her descendants is available here.

MARRIAGE NOTICE-"Married. BREITKREUTZ-YOUNG.-At the residence of the bride's parents, near Lake Mills, May 9, 1882 by the Rev. J. M. Levering, Mr. Wm. Breitkreutz to Miss Elmira Young. The marriage was a private one, only the parents, brothers and sisters of the parties being present. The bride was the recipient of handsome and valuable gifts of silverware, etc. which, when placed on the table and crowned by a pyramid of shining yellow coins from Uncle Sam's mint, constituted a tempting heap. The numerous friends of the happy pair will join in wishing them heaven's richest blessings." (Lake Mills Spike 11 May 1882) 2nd marriage notice: "MARRIED. BREUTKREUTZ- YOUNG - In Lake Mills, Wis., May 9th, 1882, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Wm. Breutkreutz and Miss Almira Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of that town." (Jefferson County Union 12 May 1882 v. 13 no. 10)

OBITUARY: "Funeral of Mrs. Elmira Breitkreutz. Last Tuesday afternoon the body of the late Mrs. Elmira Breitkreutz was laid to rest in our cemetery. Funeral services were held at the house at 1:30 p.m., and after the burial, services were held at the Moravian church where she was a member. Rev. Otis Reidenbach officiating. She was born Aug. 10, 1859, in the vicinity of Lake Mills. Her younger days were spent with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young on their farm a few miles west of town. On the 9th of May, 1882 she was united in holy wedlock by the Moravian minister at the time in charge of the congregation, the Rev. J. M. Levering, to Mr. Wm. Breitkreutz. All her married life was spent on the farm where she died. Ten children came to bless their home, four of whom passed away some years ago. Last February Mrs. Breitkreutz was seized with a severe attack of the grippe, other complications developed which brought her to the brink of the grave. To the surprise of many she improved, for a time, but the disease made such inroads upon her health and general appearance that she appeared like a very aged person. Her health continued more or less precarious, sometimes being pretty good and again considerably worse. Last week, however, she felt exceptionally well, when suddenly last Friday morning she had a violent attack of coughing, followed by convulsions. Still, the worst was not expected. At midnight, however, the unseen messenger came and delivered her from all mortal ailments. She is survived by her mother, who was unable to attend the funeral, her husband, five daughters and a son, and three married sisters, namely: Mrs. Fred C. Smith, of Duluth, Mrs. Emil Brunn, of Mellette, South Dakota, and Mrs. Dave Bowden, of Pardeeville, Wis. The bereaved have the sympathy of many friends." (Lake Mills Leader 26 Jan 1905, p. 1) 2nd obituary - "LAKE MILLS (From the Union Correspondent)... Death brought sorrow to the household of Wm. Breitkreutz; the mother, Elmira, daughter of Mrs. John Young, passed away, leaving a husband and six children to mourn her death. The funeral was on one of the worst days of our winter." (Jefferson County Union v. 35 n. 53, p. 1)


14. Etta Laura3 YOUNG (John2, James1). She was born on 8 Dec 1862 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She died on 17 Mar 1935 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN and was buried on 19 Mar 1935. She was a member of the Hennepin Avenue M. E. Church, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN. Here's a photograph of her with her sisters.

She married Fred C. SMITH on 8 Dec 1879 at her parents home, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He was born on 15 Aug 1856 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., WI. He died on 25 Oct 1932 in the Asbury Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN and was buried on 28 Oct 1932. He was a real estate agent and a member of the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN.

MARRIAGE NOTICE - "MARRIED. SMITH-YOUNG. -On Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 1879, by the Rev. R. Quaife, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Fred C. Smith and Miss Etta Young. We unite with the host of friends of the newly married couple in extending our heartfelt congratulations upon this auspicious event, and trust that they may be spared to each to live a life of long continued health, happiness and usefulness." (Lake Mills Spike 16 Dec 1879) 2nd MARRIAGE NOTICE- "LAKE MILLS-...F. C. Smith and Miss Etta Young, youngest daughter of John Young, were married last week, may they live long and happily...HARVEY-...The many friends of the parties will be pleased to learn of the marriage of Fred C. Smith, of this place, to Miss Ettie Young, of Lake Mills, on Dec 9th at the residence of the bride's parents. A few of the immediate relatives of both parties were present and enjoyed the festivities of the evening." (Jefferson County Union 19 Dec 1879 v. 10 n. 41)

OBITUARY - "Burial Rites Friday For Fred C. Smith. Funeral services for Fred C. Smith, 2119 Emerson avenue S., who died in Asbury hospital Tuesday after a long illness, will be conducted Friday at Lakewood chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard C. Raines of Hennepin Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Mr. Smith was a member of this church. He came to Minneapolis 23 years ago and had been engaged in the real estate business. He is survived by his wife, Etta L. Smith; a daughter, Gertrude Mirick; a brother, Norman H. Smith, Glendale, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Bernard and Mrs. Bertha Willis, Riverside, Calif. and Mrs. George U. Wallace of Salt Lake City."

CHURCH BULLETIN - "For nearly a quarter of a century Fred C. Smith has been an active, loyal and devoted member of this church. His death last Tuesday brought to the family circle the sympathy of hundreds of our people. To Mrs. Smith and to Mrs. E. H. Mirick we extend our love and prayers in the loss of husband and father."

OBITUARY - "SMITH, MRS. ETTA L. -Widow of the late Fred C. Smith at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Mirick, 4711 Dupont ave. Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Arrangements by Davies." (Minneapolis Journal 18 Mar 1935). 2nd Obituary "MRS. ETTA L. SMITH SUCCUMBS AT HOME. Mrs. Etta L. Smith, 73 years old, a resident of Minneapolis for 25 years, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Mirick, 4711 Dupont avenue south. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a grandson. Funeral services will be held in Lakewood chapel at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Mrs. Smith, widow of the late Fred C. Smith, was a member of the Hennepin Avenue M. E. church and the Woman's club." (Minneapolis Tribune 19 Mar 1935).

Etta Laura YOUNG and Fred C. SMITH had the following children:

	17	i.	Gertrude4 SMITH
		ii.	Anna Cornelia4 SMITH. She was born on 12 May 1885
 			in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., WI and died on 18 Jun 1892
			in Duluth, MN. She is buried in the Lake Mills Cemetery, 
			Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. 
Here's a photograph of the Smith family.


15. Josephine3 YOUNG (John2, James1). She was born on 6 Dec 1870 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She died ca. 1934 in Mellette, Spink Co. SD and is buried at the Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, Spink Co. SD. Here's a photograph of her with her sisters. She married Emil BRUNN of Ashton, Dakota on 22 Jan 1889 at her father's house in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. He died 27 Nov 1935 and is buried at the Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, Spink Co. SD.

"MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents in the town of Lake Mills, Wisconsin on January 22, 1889, Mr. Emil Brun of Ashton, Dakota and Miss Josephine Young, Rev. Geo. D. Herron officiating. Among those present to witness the linking for life were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rutherford, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Stetson and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Neff, Mr. and Mrs. F. [Ne]ff, Mr. Eli Neff, Miss Maggie Neff, [Mrs.] Caroline Jackson, Mr. H. N. Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Black, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Black, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Neff, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Breitkreutz and family, Mrs. F. C. Smith and children. After the ceremony had been duly performed by the Rev. Geo. D. Herron, an elegant wedding supper was served to the joy of the guests. Many presents, of more or less value, were made to the happy couple. The worthy couple left yesterday for a two weeks visit in Milwaukee and Appleton. They will then remain here for a short time prior to their departure for their future home in Ashton, Dakota. The LEADER joins many friends in hearty congratulations." (24 Jan 1889 Lake Mills Leader)

Josephine YOUNG and Emil BRUNN had the following children:

	18	i.	Walter H.4 BRUNN
	19	ii.	Oscar R.4 BRUNN
	20	iii.	Bernice4 BRUNN


16. Natabelle3 YOUNG (John2, James1). She was born on 23 May 1875 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She died on 24 Mar 1957 in Jefferson Co. WI and was buried on 27 Mar 1957 in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson Co. WI. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Waterloo Jefferson Co. WI. Here's a photograph of her with her sisters.

She married (1) Frank C. FIELD on 22 Apr 1896. He died after 1897. They had the following children:

		i.	Ruby May4 FIELD. She was born on 13 May 1897
 			in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI. She died on 14 Sep
			1897 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI and was buried
			in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson Co. WI.

She second married David BOWDEN on 12 Oct 1900. He was born on 27 Oct 1862 in Otswego and died on 6 Feb 1945. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson Co. WI.

OBITUARY -"David Bowden, 82, Waterloo, Dies. Waterloo- (Special)-David Bowden, 82, died at home last evening following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 27, 1862 at Otswego. He had resided in Waterloo for the past several years. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Myrtle Beyer, Gary, Ind.; Mrs. E. Dietrich, Milwaukee; Mrs. Elmyra Prieve, Waterloo; one son, Chester, Waterloo; 10 grandchildren. The funeral services will be conducted by the Schwandt Funeral home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. Henry Kolby officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery." (Watertown Daily Times 7 Feb 1945)

OBITUARY -"Mrs. Nettie Bowden. WATERLOO - Mrs. Nettie Bowden, 82, Lake Mills, a former Waterloo resident, died at a Jefferson hospital Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Waterloo Methodist church. Mrs. Bowden had been living most recently with a daughter, Mrs. Earl Newcomb, at Lake Mills. A native of that town, she married David Bowden in 1900. The farm couple was living in retirement in Waterloo in 1945 when he died. Surviving besides the Lake Mills daughter are two other daughters, Mrs. Lewis Beier, Gary Ind. and Mrs. Charles Nelson, Milwaukee; a son Chester, Waterloo; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Schwandt-Jones funeral home here after 3 p.m. today." (Daily Jefferson County Union, Fort Atkinson WI 26 Mar 1957 v. 87 no. 60.)

Natabelle YOUNG and David BOWDEN had the following children:

	21	i.	Chester David4 BOWDEN
	22	ii.	Myrtle Viola4 BOWDEN
	23 iii.	Almyra Janette4 BOWDEN 
	24 iv.	Etta Mae4 BOWDEN. She was born on 30 Oct 1908.


Fourth Generation


17. Gertrude4 SMITH (Etta Laura3 YOUNG, John2, James1). She was born on 20 Aug 1881 in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., WI. She died on 11 Jul 1971 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN.

RECORD OF BIRTH: "[Harvey Happenings] A seven and a quarter pound girl arrived at F. C. Smith's, Saturday night." (Lake Mills Spike 25 Aug 1881)

She married Edward Himrod MIRICK on 8 May 1907 in Minneapolis, Anoka Co. MN. He was born on 23 Sep 1878 in Parsons, KS. He died on 28 Jan 1968 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN. He was a manager for the grain purchasing department at Pillsbury.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT - "WED AT MINNEAPOLIS. Miss Gertrude Smith Becomes Bride of E. H. Mirick. A wedding of much interest in Duluth took place Wednesday of this week at Minneapolis at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Smith, formerly of this city, when their daughter, Miss Gertrude Smith, became the bride of Edward Himrod Mirick of this city. The ceremony took place in the bride's home, 1519 Stevens avenue. The rooms were beautifully decorated in bride's roses and palms, and the service was read at 2 o'clock by Dr. S. P. Long, formerly pastor of the First Methodist Church of this city. The bride was attended by Miss Millie McKee of Duluth, and the groomsman was Walter Thexton of Minneapolis. The ring bearer was Miss Adelaide Miller, also of this city. The bride wore a dainty gown of white marquisette cloth and carried American beauty roses. After an informal reception Mr. and Mrs. Mirick left for an Eastern wedding trip. They will visit the Jamestown exposition and other Eastern points before their return. The bride's going away gown was of gray cloth with hat to match. Among the Duluth guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Watson S. Moore, Dr. and Mrs. I. T. Burnside, Mrs. Letteau, Miss Cora Letteau, Mrs. M. A. Tucker and Arthur Berg. Mr. and Mrs. Mirick will be at home in Duluth after July 1." (Duluth Herald 8 Aug 1907).

BIOGRAPHY - "EDWARD H. MIRICK, Manager of Grain Purchasing Department- born in Parsons, Kansas... moved with his parents to Dryden, New York, when one year old... attended grades and high school in Dryden. started work in 1897 as a printer's devil in a newspaper office in Dryden... from 1898 to 1902 he worked as Telegraph Operator and Stenographer in various parts of New York and Pennsylvania for the Lehigh Valley Railroad... moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1902 and secured work as clerk and stenographer in the offices of the John Miller Company. Duluth grain commission concern... he found the grain business interesting- he worked hard and improved his position to the extent that in 1907 he left the John Miller Company to take charge of the McCabe Brothers Grain Company in Duluth... in 1912 he returned to the John Miller company as grain salesman in their Minneapolis office. Later he was given charge of a line of Country Elevators and in 1914 was placed in charge of the John Miller Company's Minneapolis business. Started with Pillsbury, July 24, 1922, as Assistant to Mr. J. W. Avery, who at that time was in charge of our Grain Purchasing Department.. he assumed added responsibilities rapidly and upon the death of Mr. Avery, May 6, 1928, was well qualified to accept the Managership of the important Grain Purchasing Department... he was made a Director of Pillsbury Flour Mills Company, September 16, 1930." (1982)

Gertrude SMITH and Edward Himrod MIRICK had children.


18. Walter H.4 BRUNN (Josephine3 YOUNG, John2, James1). He was born 20 Sep 1889 in Mellette, Spink Co. SD. He died 17 Dec 1970 and is buried in the Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, Spink Co. SD. He married Eva Francis WIMER on 12 May 1912. She died on 7 Feb 1974. They had children.


19. Oscar R.4 BRUNN (Josephine3 YOUNG, John2, James1). He was born on 10 May 1894. He died on 26 Aug 1970 in Aberdeen, Brown Co. SD and is buried in the Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, Spink Co. SD. Oscar married Joyce Winifred REED on 28 Feb 1912. She died on 12 Oct 1982 in Aberdeen, Brown Co. SD and is buried in the Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, Spink Co. SD. They had children.


20. Bernice4 BRUNN (Josephine3 YOUNG, John2, James1). She was born on 17 Apr 1897. She married Everett SMITH on 19 May 1915. They had children.


21. Chester David4 BOWDEN (Natabelle3 YOUNG, John2, James1). He was born on 13 Sep 1901. He died on 3 Aug 1969 and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson Co. WI. He married Evelyn RICHTER on 20 Sep 1923. She was born on 29 Nov 1904. She died on 20 Feb 1993 at Fieldview Manor, Superior, WI and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson Co. WI.

FIRST OBITUARY: "Chester D. Bowden. WATERLOO. Chester D. Bowden, 67, a retired factory employee and former Waterloo tavern operator, died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at his home Sunday. Coroner Ewald J. Reichert ruled the death a suicide. Mr. Bowden married Evelyn Richter in 1923 and they operated taverns in Fox Lake and Marquette before moving to Waterloo. He was a member of the Waterloo Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Borck, Medford, and Mrs. Hollis Dartt, Sun Prairie; three sisters, Mrs. Almyra Newcomb, Watertown, Mrs. Ella Mae Nelson, Dousman, and Mrs. Myrttle Bier, Gary, Ind., and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jones funeral home, where friends may call after 4 p.m." (Jefferson County Union 5 Aug 1969)

SECOND OBITUARY: "Chester D. Bowden. Chester D. Bowden, 67, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 3, of self-inflicted gun shot wounds. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Jones Funeral Home. Mr. Bowden operated a tavern in Waterloo for many years. More recently he was employed at the Lake Mills Creamery Package Company from where he was retired. Born Sept. 13, 1901 at Wyocena, he was married to Evelyn Richter on Sept. 22, 1923. They operated businesses at Fox Lake and Marquette before coming to Waterloo. Surviving are his wife, two daugthers, Mrs. Hollis Dartt, Sun Prairie and Mrs. Robert Borck, Medford; four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Almyra Newcomb, Watertown; Mrs. Ella Mae Nelson, Dousman; Mrs. Myrtle Bier, Gary, Ind. A son, Robert, preceded him in death in February 1968. There were Masonic rites at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment was at the Oak HIll Cemetery." (Watertown Daily Times and Watertown Courier)

OBITUARY: "Evelyn E. Bowden. WATERLOO - Evelyn E. Bowden, 88, formerly of 435 Knowlton St., Waterboro, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1993, at Fairview Manor in Superior following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Waterloo with the Rev. Bruce Willett officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo. Visitation will take place at the funeral home Tuesday from noon until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. The former Evelyn Elizabeth Richter was born Nov. 29, 1904 in Milwaukee, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (O'Brien) Richter. She married Chester Richter [sic] Sept. 20 1923 in Milwaukee. He proceeded her in death Aug. 3, 1969. She and her husband owned and operated the Sportsman Tavern in Waterloo for many yers. She was a member of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church and Waterloo Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, June (Hollis) Dartt of Sun Prairie and Dorothy (Robert) Borck of Barnes; four grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, a sister, Mable (Louis) Dinkel of Fox Lake; nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, her parents, and a brother." (Watertown Daily News and Watertown Courier 1993)

Chester David BOWDEN and Evelyn nee RICHTER had children.


22. Myrtle Viola4 BOWDEN (Natabelle3 YOUNG, John2, James1). She was born on 3 Jul 1903. She married Louis BEIER on 18 Mar 1922.

MARRIAGE NOTICE: "Beier-Bowden. The marriage of Miss Myrtle Bowden and Mr. Louis F. Bier took place Saturday, March 18th, at Portage, Rev. Reickert of that city officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Mable Beier of Cambria and the groom by Chester Bowden of Fox Lake. After a short wedding trip the happy couple will be at home to their many friends on a farm near Cambria. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bowden of Fox Lake and is well and favorably known here where she has a large circle of friends. The groom is a promising young farmer of Cambria, where they will reside, taking with them the congratulations and best wishes of all who know them." (Lake Mills Leader 23 Mar 1922)

Myrtle Viola BOWDEN and Louis BEIER had children.


23. Almyra Janette4 BOWDEN (Natabelle3 YOUNG, John2, James1). She was born on 1 Apr 1906 and died 6 Feb 1997. She is buried in the Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, WI with her second husband. Almyra Janette first married Alexander PRIEVE. She second married Earl NEWCOMB, son of Frank T. and Amelia Newcomb. He was born 10 Dec 1906 in Milford, WI and died 27 Nov 1964 in Madison, Dane Co. WI. She third married John MOOSBRUGGER. He was born on 10 Mar 1909 and died on 26 Oct 1995 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co. WI.

Almyra Janette nee BOWDEN and Alexander PRIEVE had children.


24. Etta Mae4 BOWDEN (Natabelle3 YOUNG, John2, James1). She was born on 30 Oct 1907 and died 28 Dec 1983 in Juneau, WI. She is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, WI. She first married Charles NELSON. She second married - RAABE.

OBITUARY: "Mrs. Etta Raabe. Mrs. Etta Raabe, 76, formerly of 201 North Water Street, died Wednesday evening at the Dodge County Health Care Center in Juneau following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home with the Rev. James Fricke of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. The former Etta Bowden was born Oct. 31, 1907 in Pardeeville, daughter of David and Nettie Bowden. Mrs. Raabe was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and had been employed at the Masonic home in Dousman as a nurse's aid. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Drake of Portage and Mrs. Rudy (Lucille) Fischer of Random Lake, five sons, Ervin Dietrich Jr. of Cicero, Ill., Arnold Dietrich of Milwaukee, Orville Dietrich of Watertown, Kenneth Dietrich of Mayville, and Ronald Dietrich of Chicago, Ill., a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Almyra Moosbruger of Tampa, Fla. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Beier, and one brother, Chester." (28 Dec 1983)


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