DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA
Biographies

 
"Y"     Names
Yarde to Young

YARDE, John Jr
            John Yarde, Jr., was born in Devonshire, England, Nov. 17, 1836, the son of John and Mary (Symonds) Yarde. His early life was spent in school, and before sixteen years of age he had taught seventeen months.
            He came with his parents to DeKalb County, Ind., and assisted in clearing and improving his father's farm. He has been very successful in his business pursuits, and now owns 280 acres of fine land. His residence and farm buildings are among the best in the county.
            He was married Oct. 10, 1858, to Lydia Ann Houser, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born July 22, 1840, a daughter of David and Rebecca Houser. They have six children — Martha, Frank, David, Nettie, Henry and Bertha.

*Source: History of De Kalb County, Indiana; Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885 (Keyser Twp. Pgs 699-700)

YARDE, John Sr
            John Yarde, Sr., was born in Devonshire, England, March 12, 1812. His parents died when he was a child, and he was reared by his mother's sister and given a collegiate education. When seventeen years of age he began teaching school, and, with the exception of a year and a half in the grocery business, followed that vocation thirty-five years.
            He married Mary Symonds, a native of Devonshire, and to them were born twelve children, eleven daughters and one son; but four are living — Mary J., Emma, Lucy and John, Jr.
            In August, 1852, Mr. Yarde came with his family to the United States. He lived in Summit County, Ohio, about one month, and then came to De Kalb County, Ind., and bought fifty acres of unimproved land, and after paying for his land had $75 left. Having the use of only one hand, the burden of the work of clearing and improving the land fell to his son, then only sixteen years of age.
            This farm has since been the home of Mr. and Mrs. Yarde, and they are among the most highly esteemed citizens of the township. They are members of the Protestant Episcopal church. Politically Mr. Yarde is a Republican.

*Source: History of De Kalb County, Indiana; Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885 (Keyser Twp. Pgs 699-700)

YOEY, Jacob
            Jacob Yoey, farmer, section 13, Wilmington Township, was born in Summit County, Ohio, April 5, 1840. His father, Isaac Yoey, was a native of Pennsylvania, but when a child was taken by his parents to Wayne County, Ohio. Subsequently he settled in Summit County, and in 1848 moved to De Kalb County, Ind., and settled in Stafford Township, and about a year later moved to the farm where our subject now lives, where he died in 1857.
            Mr. Yoey was reared on a pioneer farm and received his education in the old-fashioned log-cabin school-house. He began helping his father on the farm when a very small lad, and has experienced all the phases of pioneer life. His farm, which was entered by his father, is now under a good state of cultivation and is one of the best in the township.
            Mr. Yoey was married May 26, 1861, to Sarah C, daughter of Joseph Killinger. They have had two children, but one of whom is living — Frank, who was born April 1, 1867, and is now in school, fitting himself for a profession. Their daughter, Amanda E., died at the age of thirteen months.

*Source: History of De Kalb County, Indiana; Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885 (Wilmington Twp. Pg 1027)

YOUNG, Oscar L
            Oscar L. Young, attorney at law, Butler, Ind., was born in Allen County, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1849, a son of William Young, a native of Maryland, and an early settler of Allen County. He was reared on a farm, receiving his early education in the log-cabin school-house. Later attended the Newville, Ind., High School, working on a farm nine months and attending school three months of the year.
            In 1873 he went to Fort Wayne and read law with Judge L. M. Ninde two years, and in 1875 came to Butler and began the practice of his profession before a justice, having been admitted to the bar in Fort Wayne. Subsequently returned to Fort Wayne and formed a partnership with A. H. Bittinger, and practiced with him till 1879. Then went to Southwestern Kansas and remained a year, employed as attorney for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. In 1880 returned to Butler, where he has since remained.
            He was married May 24, 1882, to Jennie M. Walker, daughter of Leonard S. Walker, of Fort Wayne. They have one child — Beulah B. Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the Christian church.

*Source: History of De Kalb County, Indiana; Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885 (Wilmington Twp. Pgs 1027-1028)



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