Esther Young b. 1830

Esther Miller 3rd great grandmother on RootsMagic tree.

Esther Young was probably born in Stark County, Ohio January 20, 1830. No info on her parents. Her parents were Michael and Mary Young both born in Pennsylvania. Esther married Peter Miller around 1851 on June 3, 1849 and they had their first child William L Miller in August, 1852. Esther had 5 more sons and her 7th child, a daughter: Lillie May Miller.

By 1860 the family was living in Bremer County, Iowa. They farmed and the children attended school. In 1880 Esther and Peter were neighbors to their son William and his wife Fiana Druckenbrod. In 1885 their neighbors were the Baileys, future in laws, their daughter Lillie would marry the youngest Bailey son, George. Imagine Esther’s day to day life in 1860: infants and toddlers, diapers, clothes, winter coats, laundry, food, baking, toothaches, crops, horses, livestock, snow, summer heat, having a bath; how in the world. There is very little info on Esther. Esther was in the local Waverly newspaper at different times for events including relatives visiting in Waverly, Iowa, Esther visiting Stark County, Ohio and winning a ‘medal for the first spring chickens this season having had a clutch of ten hatched Feb 9th” 1891. 

Esther died on February 10, 1898, about at age 68 and is buried at Andrews Cemetery near Waverly, Iowa.