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Johann Wilhelm Jung (1730 - ?)

Mary Oliver

John William Young (Johann Wilhelm JUNG) was born at Erfurt on the Rhine about 1731. He married Mary Oliver (OLLES) a native of Upper Germany.

In 1753, while in their early twenties and shortly after their marriage they left Europe for America. They sailed from Rotterdam on the ship Rowland, making a stop at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England. Upon reaching Philadelphia on 29 September 1753, all passengers were required to qualify for embarkation to the new world by swearing allegiance to the Crown of England.

John and Mary settled in a community of newly arrived Germans in Sussex County, New Jersey (now Johnsonburg, Warren County). The principal town was called Log Gaol (log jail). This settlement, Log Gaol, was aptly named. It was a collection area for petty criminals, political detainees and others requiring attention from the local authorities.

The farming community around Log Gaol contained many families who were ancestors of pioneer families of Ontario who lived there before moving on to Canada. Among these was John Beamer and his wife Mary Glauser Beamer and their son, John. The two families were very close in their great adventure.

While at Log Gaol, John and Mary's daughter, Anna Young, born in 1756, married John Beamer Jr., born in 1760. These two were married 7 April 1782, and left for Canada in 1790, settling in Grimsby.

Also, while still in New Jersey, another daughter, Margaret Young married John Terryberry. They left for Canada in 1805.

Their parents, John and Mary Young remained in New Jersey, and died there, dates unknown.

John and Mary Oliver Young probably had a large family, but the names of only five are known:

   Jacob Young     1753-1837 m. Frances Flummerfelt
   Anna Young      1756-1851 m. John Beamer
   Margaret Young  1769-1854 m. John Terryberry
   Mary Young                m. Philip Triller
   Maria Young               m. Samuel Templeton





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Margaret Young (1769 - 1854)

John Terryberry (1766 - 1854)

For further information on this family, see the TERRYBERRY section of this history.







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