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Shelby Co., Ohio 1860s, Somerset Co., PA < 1855?
Posted by: Rick S. Thomas Date: January 27, 2002 at 06:29:23
In Reply to: Younker / McCorkle by Margrett McCorkle of 226


Unfortunately, your line is very much under-researched and not cross-proven. Exact dates of births of half of the siblings for your Daniel have not even been documented. Have you found the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Shelby County, Ohio or back to Somerset County, Pennsylvania 1800-1850 to confirm the location of the families and where children were born or to learn a year of migration to Ohio? The Shelby Co., Ohio History of 1880 (published by 1884) may include important facts on your Younkers. If you learn more from the 1880 History, please post to this forum as you will have several distant cousins who will be interested. Based on the 1870-1880 censuses or death notices or wills, you should be able to ascertain very close the date of death for Dorcas Berthke Younker, even the cemetery.

Your Daniel P. Younker was a son of Georg Adam Younker and Catherine Pfaffenberger. As far as I know, no one has learned the date (even a 3-5 year timeframe) when Georg Adam Younker was born or where and when Georg Adam died. I suspect Indiana, possibly at the house of a daughter's. That's what I mean about cross-verification--no one has adequately followed your Daniel's brothers' and sisters' migrations (to find a Bible record of exact dates of birth)--in some cases, the spouses are not even identified yet. Records on the early Younkers are both in Washington Co., MD and in Bedford Co., PA (after 1850 is now in Fulton Co., PA--but original records are in Bedford, Bedford Co., PA). Pfaffenbergers were mostly in Washington Co., MD near Antietam.

I trace through Georg Adam's brother John Younker (Catherine Loescher).

Welcome to the world of Younker research.

Rick S. Thomas
Alexandria, Virginia

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