biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
MILTON YOUNG, who owns a fine farm in Adams Township, is a native of White County, Ind., and was born Jan. 22, 1836. He is a son of John and Nancy Young. Both parents were natives of Ohio. The father died in 1841, and the mother in 1840. The subject of this sketch served as a soldier during the late war, enlisting in Co. A, 128th Ind. Vol. Inf., in the fall of 1863. He served faithfully as a soldier for eighteen months, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., being in the hospital at that time. He at once returned to Indiana and remained until October, 1865, then came to Iowa. He made the entire trip by team, was thirteen days on the road, and arrived in Oskaloosa Oct. 17, 1865. After residing in the city one year, he purchased eighty acres of land in Madison Township, which he cultivated and improved and afterward sold, and purchased a quarter section of land in Prairie Township. This farm he also sold and removed to Adams Towilship, and purchased his present farm of 370 acres. On March 28, 1870, Mr. Young was united in marriage with Miss Louisa M. Jackson, a native of Ohio, and born Nov. 20, 1848. Mrs. Young is a daughter of J. R. Jackson, a native of Ross County, Ohio. Our subject and his wife are the parents of five children: Maud 0., born Dec. 6, 1871; Charles H., May 30, 1873; Mattie P., Sept 18, 1875; John M., Nov. 17, 1877; William C., June 1, 1881. Mr. Young is an enthusiastic Republican and a leader of the party in his township, and has held many township offices. His home farm is a fine body of land which he has brought to a high state of cultivation, and upon which the improvements are of the best class. He ranks among the prosperous, well-to-do farmers of the county, and mannges his business with good judgment. Mr. Young is well posted upon current events, is honorable and high-minded, and greatly esteemed by an extended circle of acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy