YINGST, FREDERICK W., furniture and carpet dealer, was born in Harrisburg December 21, 1843, son of Carl and Anna (Snavely) Yingst. He was reared and educated in his native city. At the age of sixteen years he became an apprentice to the house and sign painting trade with the late John Cruikshank, a well-known mechanic. In 1862, when he was eighteen years old, Mr. Yingst enlisted in company A, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, for nine months, served his time and was discharged and mustered out at Harrisburg, when he re-enlisted in company G, One Hundred and Ninety-fourth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, for three months, and was commissioned as second lieutenant of his company. Having served his term he was again discharged and the the third time enlisted in company D, Seventy-eighth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and was orderly sergeant of his company. He served in this regiment until June, 1865, when he was finally mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., having served in the arm, in all, two years. He then returned to Harrisburg and embarked in the furniture and carpet trade, and since that time has been continuously in the business in this city. He was married in Harrisburg, July 4, 1871, to Theresa Youder, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Frank) Youder, and to them has been born four children: Walter H., Robert M., Anna M., and Gertrude A., all living and residing in Harrisburg. Mr. Yingst is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, Harrisburg Council, No. 7, and Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, F. & A. M. Since he was twenty-one years of age he has been a member of State Capital Lodge, No. 70, I. O. O. F., and was for many years also a member of Olive Encampment, No. 56, I. O. O. F. In political views he is liberal and independent, voting for men rather than party. Mr. Yingst has been a member of the First Reformed church for twenty-seven years, of which his wife and family are all members, excepting Walter H., who belongs to the Market Square Presbyterian church.
Peggy McNeal, for the Dauphin County,
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