YOUNG, John G.
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YOUNG, JOHN G., general manage of the Harrisburg Branch of the Deering Harvester Company, of Chicago, was born in Evansville, Ind., December 4, 1847. He is a son of Richard and Susan (Hill) Young. His father is a native of Philadelphia and his mother was born near Owensborough, Ky. They removed to Indiana, where they spent the remainder of their lives. The father was a prominent business man of Cynthiana, Posey county, Ind., for many years, where he first engaged in the retail boot and shoe business and later in the retail hardware and grocery business. He died in l893 and his wife died when John G. was but an infant. Of a family of six children born to them John G. is the only survivor. When but a child he removeed withj his parents to Cynthiana, Ind., where he spent his boyhood days, receiving his education in the public and select scchools of that town. After completing his education he assumed the duties of deputy treasurer of the county, and when but twenty-one years of age was elected treasurer of Posey county, which office he filled with acceptance for two years. After retiring from office he engaged in the hardware business in Mt. Vernon, Ind., in connection with Mr. V. C. Finch, under the firm name of V. C. Finch & Co., for four years, after which he removed to Cynthiana, Ind., and became a partner in the hardware business of his father, under the firm name of R. Young & Son, in which partnership he continued for two years. He subsequently became accountant for H. Brinkman & Sons, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and was connected with that firm for one year. At the expiration of this time he became connected with the Deering Harvester Company in the capacity of bookkeeper in one of their branch warehouses at Indianapolis, Ind., for a period of two years. For the following fifteen months he served this company faithfully as manager of their branch house in Philadelphia. October 6, l887, he was appointed to the responsible position he now holds, as manager of their business in Harrisburg. He has been a faithful employee of the Deering Harvester Company for a period of twelve years.. For seven years he has been an honored and respected resident of Harrisburg, where his strict integrity and honorable business methods have established him in the confidence of his employers and the esteem of all who meet him in business and social circles. He was married in Mt. Vernon, Ind., May 25, l873, to Fannie Fuhrer, a daughter of Maurice and Angeline (Berne) Fuhrer, the former a native of Berne, Switzerland, the latter of Posey county, Ind. To them have been born four children. Three of these died in infancy; their only surviving child is Angelyn Nelson. While filling the office of deputy treasurer also performed the duties pertaining to the office of county auditor. He is a member in good standing of Mount Vernon Lodge, No. l63, F. & A. M., of Mt. Vernon; Lavalette Commandery, of Evansville, Ind., K. T. In political views he is a Democrat. He attends the Presbyterian church.

 

 

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