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YAGLE, George - Warren, Pleasant twp (pages cvii-cviii, Brief Personals *)

Mr. Yagle is a farmer, and was born in Alsace, France, May 28, 1840. He was a son of George and Barbara (Offerlee) Yagle, who settled in Pleasant township in 1847. He was reared in Pleasant township from the age of six years, and was married April 24,1866, to Mary Riwa, a daughter of John and Emelien (Schuler) Riwa, who were natives of Alsace, France, who settled in Warren in 1846. His father was a cooper by trade, a business which he followed for many years. He is still residing in Warren. He had a family of four children who grew to maturity — Emeline (now Mrs. Mathis Gutzler), John, Elizabeth (now Mrs. Adam Shaffer), and Mary. By his marriage Mr. Yagle has had a family of seven children — George, Mary, Louis, Fred and Frank (twins), John, and Charlie. Mr. Yagle settled on the farm which he now occupies in 1872, all of which he has cleared and improved himself. He and his wife and their family are members of the Lutheran Church of Warren.





YAGLE, William - Warren, Pleasant twp (page cviii, Brief Personals *)

Wm Yagle is a farmer, and was born in Pleasant township July 13, 1849. He was a son of George and Barbara (Offerle) Yagle, who were natives of Alsace, France, who came to Warren county about 1847, and settled in Pleasant township, on the farm which is now owned by John Peterson, where the father resided until the time of his death. They had two children who grew to maturity, George and William. William was reared in Pleasant township, where he has always resided. He was married in 1871, to Mary Schirck, a daughter of Jabob and Catherine (Schuler) Schirck, and by her has had a family of two children — Hattie B., and Carrie L.





YATES, George - Columbus twp (page cviii, Brief Personals *)

George Yates, a general merchant, of Columbus, Warren county, and at present a member of the firm of Yates & Smith, was born in Columbus borough, on January 17, 1853, and was a son of Judge G. V. N. and Lucy A. (Smith) Yates. Lucy was a daughter of Elijah Smith, of Chenango county, N. Y. They were married at Columbus, and Judge G. V. N, died February 14, 1876, leaving a widow and six children — Lelia M., George, Emma A., W. V. N., Mary B., and Minnie E.. Mr. Yates was a manufacturer and dealer in harness, and was elected sheriff of the county in 1855. He also served as judge of the county for one term, and was president of the First National Bank of Corry. George Yates became engaged in the mercantile business in 1872, in Butler county, and in 1875 came to Columbus, where he became engaged in the drug business, sold his interest in the same and went to Jamestown, N. Y, and in 1878 he returned to Columbus, where he became engaged in the general mercantile business, and is now a member of firm of Yates & Smith. In 1881 he married Jennie S. Purcel, of Schoolcraft, Mich., and have two children — G. V. N. Yates and Lucy J. Yates. He was elected treasurer of Warren county, November 3, 1886.





YOUNG, W. J. - Garland, Eldred twp (page cviii, Brief Personals *)

W. J. was born in Eldred in 1849. He is a farmer, and owns a farm of fifty acres. He married Effie Brown, who died March 10, 1883, leaving one child, Effie E. He married his second wife, Ida M. Klinger, in 1885. His father, Jacob Young, was born in Ohio, December 4, 1802, and married Margaret Mc- McCrea [sic], of Titusville, October 22, 1829, and died November 16,1873. He had a family of ten children, seven of whom are now living. The father and five of his sons served in the war of the rebellion, and one of his sons, Robert, was killed at the battle of Gettysburg.




* Source: History Of Warren County Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, edited by J.S. Schenck, assisted by W.S. Rann; Syracuse, N.Y.; D Mason & Co., Publishers; 1887.



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