Mrs. Barbara Young
1835 - 1914
Watertown Gazette, 12 17 1914
Last Sunday evening, Mrs. Barbara Young, widow of the late John N. Young, died at her home in Twelfth Street at the close of a lingering illness. She had been in poor health for months and at times suffered greatly, but she bore her suffering with a truly Christian spirit, and during her long illness received the best of care from her devoted daughters. Deceased was born in Rapsweiler, Germany, on December 6, 1835, her maiden name being Barbara Emerich. In 1844 she came to America with her parents and located in Minneapolis, where she was married in 1851 to John N. Young and in 1852, sixty-two years ago, the family located in this city. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Young, seven of whom are living . . . This morning at 10 o’clock Mrs. Young’s funeral took place from St. Henry’s church, the interment being in St. Henry’s cemetery. In the death of Mrs. Young Watertown loses one of its most esteemed residents, and her large acquaintance mourn her death as that of a most excellent neighbor and friend, whom all highly prized.
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