Nelson Young

1821 - July 2, 1885

Nelson H. Young was born near Syracuse, New York.  In 1864, he and his wife, the former Lucretia Mills, moved from New York State to Forest Township, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.  The 1870 Federal Census for Forest Township, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin lists a Nelson Young (carpenter) living with his wife, Lucretia, and three sons: Coral, Otis and EdwinIn 1877 they moved from Fond du Lac County to York Township and were therefore, early pioneers of York Township.  The 1880 Federal Census shows a N.H. Young living in York Township with his wife, Lucretia, and five sons, Corral, Otis, Edwin, Irvin and Waldo.  Likewise, the 1880 plat map of York Township shows a N. Young owning forty acres of land in Section 4.  Nelson H. Young died unexpectedly in 1885 after accidentally drinking some poison (carbolic acid).  It is believed that he was buried at York Center Cemetery although the exact location is unknown.  Nelson Young was a grandfather to Alice (nee Young) Benedict.



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