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Abraham Youngken Sr.

Abraham Youngken Sr. (1745-1790) -- originally "Junghenn" -- was born on Oct. 2, 1745 in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA, the son of German immigrants Johann "Herman" and Magdalena Youngken.

At the age of seven-and-a-alf months, baby Abraham was baptized on May 19, 1746 at the Tohickon Reformed Church, by the hand of Rev. John "Conrad" Würze, also spelled "Wirtz" and "Wurts," with the father standing as his son's witness, an unusual practice. 

Record of Abraham's baptism, Tohickon Church, 1748
Courtesy A History of the Tohickon Union Church via the Internet Archive

Abraham wed Elizabeth Wyker ( ? - ? ).

Together, they bore a trio of known offspring, Nicolaus Junghen, Abraham Younkin Jr. and Mary Overholt.

Abraham is said to have died in 1790. If so, his wife was expecting a baby at that time, as their son Abraham was not born until March 1791. 

~ Son Nicolaus Junghen ~

Son Nicolaus Junghen (1788- ? ) was born on Aug. 25, 1788 in Tinicum Township, Bucks County. 

Nothing more about his life is known. 

~ Daughter Mary (Junghen/Youngkin) Overholt ~

Daughter Mary Junghen/Youngkin ( ? - ? ) was born on (?).

She was united in marriage with Isaac Overholt ( ? - ? ), often spelled "Oberholzer" -- "Oberholtzer" -- "Overholser" -- and others.

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Research for this page conducted by Della Shafer and the late Donna (Younkin) Logan