L. I. C. Young
Source: 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana  p.591

L. I. C. Young, one of the prominent farmers of Clear Lake Township, was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, May 6, 1837, a son of Charles and Nancy (Scothorn) Young, his father a native of Bedford County, Pa., born Feb 28, 1788, and his mother of Rockingham County, Va., born Aug.1, 1798.  When young people, they went to Ohio and were there married in 1818.  They first settled in Pickaway County, and in 1824 moved to Sandusky County, where they were among the first settlers.  They had a family of nine children, eight of whom lived to have families of their own.  Noah lives on the old homestead; Nathan is deceased; Rebecca deceased, was the wife of James Hies, and died in Texas; Elizabeth is the wife of Mathew Hutchins, of Clyde, Ohio; Susan married Milton T. Brown and settled on part of the R. H. Goddard farm in Scott Township, about the year 1848.  They died in the prime of life, and with their two youngest children were buried in Fremont Cemetery.  Their son Charles R. is a citizen of Chattanooga, Tenn.  Mary married Hon. James Towle, of Camden, Mich., and both are deceased.  Their son, Elcho, is a student of San Joaquin Valley College, California.  Nancy F., wife of James Rollins of California; Lewis I. C., our subject; Elsie Ann, wife of Rev. E. H. Curtis, died in California.  Mr. Young died in Sandusky County Dec.10, 1841.  Mrs. Young subsequently married Ithamar Brown and moved to Steuben County, where she died March 28, 1862.  She was a member of the United Brethren Church, and was beloved by all who knew her.  L. I. C. Young received a liberal education, remaining on the farm with his mother till manhood.  April 10, 1858, he came to Steuben County and settled on section 18, Clear Lake Township.  He taught school in the winter and worked on his farm in the summer for several years. Aug. 26, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and was soon after a detailed recruiting officer.  The following Spring, April 11, he joined his command at Murfreesboro, Tenn.  He was taken sick and in May 1863, was sent to Louisville, where he was in the hospital till August, when he returned home on a sick leave.  In the early part of winter he joined his regiment at Bridgeport, Ala., and served till October 1864.  Since his return home he has given his attention to agricultural pursuits.  He owns 119 acres of valuable land, on which he has erected large and commodious buildings.  He has been prominently identified with all the material interests of the county, and has held several local offices of trust.  He was the Justice of the Peace for nine years.  He has always taken an interest in educational matters and is a strong supporter of the free-school system.  Mr. Young was married Jan. 28, 1862 to Elizabeth S. Potter, daughter of Merrit D. and Anna M. (Fort) Potter, the former born Sept.15,1810, and the latter May 15, 1813.  Mrs. Young is the only one of three children living.  Charity E. and Henry J. are deceased.  The latter was a member of the Seventy-second Ohio Infantry, and died from exposure and cruelty in Andersonville Prison.  Her mother died Nov. 22, 1856, and in January 1859, her father married Margaret Hanselman.  Their only child, Merrit G., lives in Kent County, Mich.  Her father died Jan. 22, 1880.  Mr. and Mrs. Young have had eight children.  Theressa M., born Jan.17, 1863, died April 18, 1873; J. Orville, born Sept.11, 1866, died July 29, 1867; Lulie E., born Sept. 26, 1969; Armina V., born Jan.1, 1871; Orzo V., born Aug. 23, 1875; Amy P. born Dec. 28, 1882 died Jan. 3, 1883; Mattie G., born Jan. 28, 1884.  Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the United Brethren Church, of which he is a local preacher.

Submitted by: J. A. Childers
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