Robert R. Young1,2

M, #331, b. 1826, d. 26 August 1906
FatherRobert Young1 b. 16 May 1795, d. 15 Jul 1835
MotherCaroline Kimball b. 18 Dec 1807, d. 7 Mar 1892

Family

Rebecca Kellet b. about 1825, d. 21 December 1899
Children
Family BackgroundGrant - Klinger Ancestry and Allied Families
Young Family of Paisley, Scotland
ChartsDescendants of Robert Young

KEY EVENTS:

     Robert R. Young was born in 1826 near near Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.1 Robert and Rebecca Kellet were married on Thursday, 28 November 1850 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, by Rev. Walton.. Both bride and groom resided in Tremont at the time of their marriage.3 Robert died on Sunday, 26 August 1906 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.1,4 He was buried about 29 August 1906 near in Lee Township, Allegan County, Michigan, in a little graveyard about five or six miles from Scott Lake.1
     
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NARRATIVE:

     Robert R. Young was also known as Robert R. Young.4 At least one document indicates he may have been born in December 1829. enumeration in the 1900 federal census.5
     His father, Robert Young, died on 15 July 1835 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, at age 40.1 His daughter, Susan, was born on 1 November 1851 Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.6,7 His daughter, Mary, was born in May 1853 in Pennsylvania.8 His son, George, was born about 1855. His daughter, Rebecca, was born on 10 April 1857 in Cressona, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.9 On 16 November 1858 Robert became a founding charter member of the International Order of Odd Fellows in Cressona Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.10 His daughter, Sarah, was born about September 1859 in Pennsylvania.11
     On 18 June 1860 Robert was enumerated as the head of the household in Cressona Borough, in the federal census of 1 June 1860. His wife, Susan, also lived there at the time of the enumeration, along with their children, Mary, George, Rebecca and Sarah. The census reports that Robert was 34 years old, and that he worked as a machinist. It also notes that his real estate was valued at $700, while his personal estate was worth $75.11 At the time of the census Robert worked as a machinist.11 His daughter, Rachel, was born on 12 October 1861 in Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.9 His son, Robert, was born in July 1862 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.9,12 On 9 February 1866, Rebecca Kellet, along with Robert, sold a lot in Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The lot was sold to John K. Fensler of Pottsville for $700, and the record states that Robert and Rebecca are from Barry Township. The lot they sold is further specified as being lot 6, bounded by Main Street on the north, Maple Street on the south, Good Spring Creek on the east, and lot 7 on the west.13
     On 22 July 1870 Robert was enumerated as the head of the household in Sugar Notch Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in the federal census of 1 June 1870. Rebecca Young, Mary Elizabeth Young, George Young, Rebecca Ann Young, Sarah Young, Rachel Young and Robert J. Young also lived there at the time of the enumeration. According to the census, Robert was 45 years old and worked as an engine builder. It also suggests that he no longer owned any land, but that his personal estate had grown in value from 10 years previously to $250.14 At the time of the census Robert worked as an engine builder.14 From an index of land records in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, we know that Robert purchased land in Wilkes-Barre from Robert Boice. The actual deed record has yet to be reviewed.15
     On 3 June 1880 Robert was enumerated as the head of the household on Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in the federal census of 1 June 1880. Rebecca Young, Rachel Young and Robert J. Young also lived there at the time of the enumeration. According to the census, Robert was employed as a retail grocer, and he was noted to be only 49 years of age - note that the census 10 years earlier pegged him as 45 years old.16 At the time of the census Robert worked as a retail grocer.16
     From an index of land records in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, we know that Robert purchased land in Wilkes-Barre from George S. Bennett. The actual deed record has yet to be reviewed.17 From an index of land records in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, we know that Robert and Rebecca sold land in Wilkes-Barre to Anderson M. C. Hauser. The actual deed record has yet to be reviewed.18 From an index of land records in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, we also know that Robert and Rebecca sold land in Wilkes-Barre to Adolf Freeman and others. The actual deed record has yet to be reviewed.19
     Robert wrote a letter to Benjamin Klinger in March 1893. The letter was apparently written in response to a letter from Benjamin, Robert's daughter's father-in-law, who had written to Robert inquiring about work or houses that might be available in Wilkes-Barre. One should remember that during 1893, the United States was in the midst of a full blown economic depression, and certainly both families must have been affected by it to one degree or another. As M. Robert B. Klinger noted in his family history, one should also remember that both men were either near or over the age of 70 at the time of the letter, and unlike many of their descendants could not rely on federal Social Security to support them and their families. Nevertheless, despite the ongoing effects of the depression and their exchange of letters, Benjamin and his family apparently remained in Allegan County, Michigan.20
     His wife, Rebecca Kellet, died on 21 December 1899 in Wilkes-Barre.9,21,2 On 1 June 1900 Robert appeared on the 1900 federal census in the household of his son-in-law, Addison Foster Farr, at 820 South Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.5
     He continued to reside with his daughter and her family until sometime in 1906, when her family moved to Oklahoma. When they departed, they put him on a train to Michigan. Unfortunately, en route, Robert had a stroke and ended up in Chicago, unaware of where he was or why he was there. It was left to his eldest daughter, Susan, along with one of her daughters, to fetch him from Chicago, which she did.22 The cause of his death was pneumonia.4 Robert may have been buried in Grand Junction, Van Buren County, Michigan.23
Last Edited27 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S10] M. Robert B. Klinger and Ruth A. Klinger, The Klinger Family (Ann Arbor, MI: M. Robert B. Klinger, 1971), p. 24. Hereinafter cited as Klinger Family.
  2. [S1259] Death of Mrs. Rebecca Young, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 22 December 1899, 7. Hereinafter cited as Wilkes-Barre Record.
  3. [S1490] "Marriages, Part 3", contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Lee I. Reber, Las Vegas, Nevada, Marriages of Schuylkill County and Vicinity, 1845-1854, as published in Die Stimme des Volks, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/schuylkill/newspapers/marrorwig3.txt, printout dated 01/05/2007. Previously published in hard copy (Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania: Claude W. Unger, translator, circa 1930). Hereinafter cited as "Marriages, 1845-54, Die Stimme des Volks."
  4. [S851] Robert R. Young entry, Kalamazoo County Death Registrations, Liber 3: 190, no. 9862, Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo County Deaths.
  5. [S1197] Addison Farr household, 1900 U.S. census, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, city of Wilkes-Barre, 14th ward, SD 6, ED 181, sheet 1A, dwelling 7, family 7, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 1436.
  6. [S1892] Susan Klinger entry, 13 January 1920, Kalamazoo County; Michigan Death Records, 1867-1950, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com). Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015; citing record 326, county registration number 39, from original data archived at Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan. The birthdate on her death record is a year earlier than the date recorded for her in Robert Klinger's genealogy..
  7. [S10] M. Robert B. Klinger and Ruth A. Klinger, The Klinger Family (Ann Arbor, MI: M. Robert B. Klinger, 1971), p. 6. The birthdate for her in this published work is 1 year later than the recorded date on her death certificate.. Hereinafter cited as Klinger Family.
  8. [S1304] Daniel M. Wright household, 1900 U.S. census, El Paso County, Colorado, population schedule, city of Colorado Springs, 5th ward, SD 2, ED 31, sheet 30A, dwelling 671, family 721, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 124.
  9. [S10] M. Robert B. Klinger and Ruth A. Klinger, The Klinger Family (Ann Arbor, MI: M. Robert B. Klinger, 1971), p. 25. Hereinafter cited as Klinger Family.
  10. [S1257] History of Schuylkill County, PA (New York: W. W. Munsell & Co., 1881), 49. Hereinafter cited as History of Schuylkill County.
  11. [S1176] Robert Young household, 1860 U.S. census, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Cressona Borough, page 84, dwelling 560, family 560, unknown repository micropublication M653, roll 1180.
  12. [S1199] Robert J. Young household, 1900 U.S. census, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, city of Wilkes-Barre, 13th ward, SD 6, ED 176, sheet 8B, dwelling 149, family 154, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 1436.
  13. [S1604] Schuylkill County Deed Registrations, Liber 125: 501, Schuylkill County Recorder of Deeds, Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Schuylkill Co. Deeds.
  14. [S1179] Robert Young household, 1870 U.S. census, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Sugar Notch Borough, page 3, dwelling 27, family 27, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 1365.
  15. [S1500] Luzerne County Deed Registrations, Volume 162: 218, Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Luzerne Co. Deeds.
  16. [S616] Robert Young household, 1880 U.S. census, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, city of Wilkes-Barre, 14th ward, SD 5, ED 125, page 15, dwelling 131, family 134, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T9, roll 1150.
  17. [S1503] Luzerne County Deed Registrations, Volume 270: 38, Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Luzerne Co. Deeds.
  18. [S1501] Luzerne County Deed Registrations, Volume 255: 133, Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Luzerne Co. Deeds.
  19. [S1502] Luzerne County Deed Registrations, Volume 267: 461, Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Luzerne Co. Deeds.
  20. [S286] M. Robert B. Klinger and Ruth A. Klinger, The Klinger Family, 8th edition (Ann Arbor, MI: M. Robert B. Klinger, 30 July 1986), p. 37. Hereinafter cited as Klinger Family, 8th ed.
  21. [S1201] RootsWeb Obituaries Database, MyFamily.com, Inc., online http://userdb.rootsweb.com/obituaries, extracted fom the Wilkes-Barre Record, 22 December 1899, p. 16 (with article on p. 7). Hereinafter cited as RootsWeb Obits.
  22. [S479] Klinger/Clinger Associates, Klinger/Clinger Genealogy: An Outline and Index (Ann Arbor, Michigan: M. Robert Klinger and Stephen D. Klinger, 1990), p. 90. Hereinafter cited as Klinger/Clinger Genealogy.
  23. [S390] Robert R. Young obituary, Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 27 August 1906. Hereinafter cited as K'zoo Gazette.
  24. [S10] M. Robert B. Klinger and Ruth A. Klinger, The Klinger Family (Ann Arbor, MI: M. Robert B. Klinger, 1971), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Klinger Family.