John Young, farmer, section 32, Sheridan Township, was the son of Brancrats and Barbara (Classer) Young, natives of Germany; they lived in Bridgeton Township, Newaygo County. He was born in Germany, Nov. 6, 1833, and at 18 years of age came to America. He first lived at Muskegon for about six years, and in the fall of 1857 purchased 40 acres of wild land. He added to his farm and owns 240 acres, with over 100 acres under cultivation.
He was married in Muskegon, in 1853, to Barbara, daughter of John and Barbara (Hopper) John, natives of Austria, where she also was born in 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Young had five children, namely: Caroline L., Frederick, Mary E., John and William A.
In politics, Mr. Young was a Republican.
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