Tenth annual young family reunion included heritage designation of young monument.
That afternoon, eighty-one descendants of Adam Young UE and Catherine Elizabeth Schremling attended the tenth annual Young Family Reunion, held in Blackheath. Family genealogy and photos were on display in the meeting hall. Following the annual potluck luncheon, a moment of silence was held in memory of Ellen Cartwright UE, Pearl Richarz UE, Betty Stroud UE, Stewart Young UE and his late wife, Gladys (nee Moore) Young UE. Local historian, Mary Nelles, then described how the Young and Nelles families, the first two white settlers of Haldimand County, have remained neighbours from the 1780s to the present and that these two families had extensively intermarried in the late 1700s and during most of the 1800s.
The eleventh Annual Young Family Reunion will take place on 11 July 2009 in Blackheath.
The obituary of Stewart Arthur Young UE also appears in this Fall 2008 issue on p. 45. As well, please refer to the article "The 'YOUNG' Ones: Adam, Henry, & William Descendants Have Lived On Young Tract for 214 Consecutive Years" by Robert C. McBride UE, in The Loyalist Gazette, Volume XXXV, Number 1, Spring 1997, pp. 34-44.
Editor's Note: A description of the Palatine Young [Jung] family is included in this Fall 2008 issue on pp. 21-31.