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YOUNG, CASPER, was born June 8, 1798, at Hazelloch, on the river Mayn, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. Susan Boll was born in 1802, in the town of Florsheim, in Nassau, on the opposite side of the Mayn from Hazelloch. Casper Young and Susan Boll were married at Florsheim in 1821. They had four children in Germany and emigrated to America in 1835. They were seven weeks on the passage from Amsterdam to New York. Their first stoppage was at Coshocton, Ohio. From there they went to St. Louis, Missouri, by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and tarried one year in St. Clair county, Illinois. In the fall of 1837 they arrived in Sangamon county, in the southeast corner of Woodside township, where three children were born. Of their seven children--

MARGARET, born in Germany, married in Sangamon county to Frank Schick. They had two children. G. Schick was a professor in a college in St. Louis. He is a lawyer. Mrs. Schick died in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

GARRED--called Charley--was born Dec. 17, 1825, at Florsheim, Nassau, Germany. He was married in Sangamon county April 18, 1852, to Mrs. Sally White, whose maiden name was Gatton, a daughter of Charles Gatton. She had one child by her first marriage, MARY ANN, who is now the wife of Mr. Lyman, of Pana. Mr. and Mrs. Young had three children, REBECCA, WILLIAM R. and CATHARINE, and Mrs. Sally Young died Feb. 2, 1863. Mr. Young was married February, 1864, to Ellen Abell. She died without children, Nov. 4, 1866. Mr. Young was married Oct. 1, 1867, at Lebanon, Kentucky, to Maggie E. Buckman. They reside one and a half miles north of Pawnee, Sangamon county, Illinois. Mr. Young has represented Pawnee township several terms in Sangamon county Board of Supervisors, and is one of the many successful farmers of Sangamon county.

MARY, born in Germany, married Henry Harschlier, has seven children, and lives in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

CATHARINE, born in Germany, married Frank Schick. They have six children, and live in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

MARY EVE, born in Sangamon county, married Philip Schwigead. They had two children, and Mr. S. Died. The widow married Jacob Hundt, and lives in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

Casper Young moved to Mt. Pulaski in 1855. Mrs. Susan Young died June, 1867. Casper Young died Sept. 27, 1875, both in Mt. Pulaski, Logan county, Ill.

Source: History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois - "Centennial Record" by John Carroll Powers

Submitted by Michael C. Delahunty.

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