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 John W Young

John W Young

Birth
Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Death 16 Aug 1880 (aged 17–18)
Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 17309425 · View Source
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18 yrs, 11 mos, 28 days old
John was 18 yrs old at the time of his death. He and his brother Andrew were digging a well. Andrew went down the well and was overcome by the gasses that had built up overnight. John jumped in to save him and also died from the fumes in the well.

Because his father Nicholas had spent nine years as a stonemason in Germany, Nicholas made the headstone for his four boys - John, Andrew, Henry, and Simon. At one time it was the largest headstone in the West Union Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Melinda Campbell
  • Originally Created by: Hunter Vaught Jr.
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John W Young (1862–16 Aug 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309425, citing West Union Cemetery, Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Melinda Campbell (contributor 47937384) .