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Young, Hezekiah

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 45, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 37th IA INF
Service: comn 2LT, 9/1/62, m/i, 12/15/62, Co. F, 37th IA INF, rsgnd/disab 8/29/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1818, Vermont
Death: Before 08/15/1891

Burial: Highview Cemetery, Epworth, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Cheryl Locher Moonen
Findagrave Memorial #: 79475170

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Susan, 8/15/1891, IA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Highview Cemetery, Epworth, IA

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Biography

HEZEKIAH YOUNG, Postmaster and merchant, Epworth; born in Vermont Dec. 29, 1816; his parents removed to St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., before he was a year old; he resided in New York until the age of 18, when he came to Joliet, Ill.; remained there four or five years; then for nearly as long a period was a resident of Indiana; the winters of these years, while he was a citizen of Illinois and Indiana, were spent in the milder climate of Louisiana; removing from Indiana, seven years were employed in the lead mines of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, coming to Dubuque Co. in 1847; he went to California in 1850, and after two years there, returned to Dubuque Co., and settled in what is now Epworth, in 1852. Mr. Young is a Methodist and a Republican, and is a man much esteemed as a citizen, and loved as a neighbor; he was one of the founders of his town, and, has always aided its churches and public institutions with a most liberal hand, and no call upon his time, labor or capital, has ever been made by any needy, deserving individual, or worthy enterprise, without eliciting a generous response. On the 13th of August, 1857, he married Mrs. Susan Ford, of Iowa City; they have two children (twins) living- George W. and Amy L.; two died-- Hiram and Willie.

The History of Dubuque County, Iowa

, (Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880), pp. 942-943.

Coutesy of Steve Hanken.