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Louisa (Younkin) DeArmy
(1849- )

Louisa (Younkin) DeArmy was born in April 1849 in Brush Valley, Indiana County, PA, the daughter of Aaron and Mary (George) Younkin.

Louisa's signature.
National Archives 
On Christmas Day 1874, when she was 26 years of age, she wed Simon DeArmy (Feb. 1, 1834-1
907), son of Jacob and Mary (Risinger) Dearmy. Rev. R.A. Fink officiated, with the news printed in the Cambria Tribune. The groom was 15 years older than the bride.

They did not reproduce and were longtime farmers in Brush Valley and Center Township, Indiana County.

The U.S. Census of 1880 places the pair in Brush Valley, with the census-taker spelling their surname as "Deyarmin." 

When the federal census enumeration was made in 1900, the couple dwelled in Center Township, with Simon's older brother John living under their roof. The census-taker again spelled their name "Deyarmin." That same year, in May, Simon erected new lightning rods on their house and barn, with the news reported in the gossip columns of the Indiana Democrat.

Sadly at the age of 73, and suffering from hemipligia, Simon passed away on Oct. 15, 1907. Interment was in Fry Cemetery, to be joined there the following year by his brother, John.

Louisa's fate after that is not known.

Joan Willett Grabenstein of Wilmington, DE had knowledge of this branch and shared it at one time with the late Donna (Younkin) Logan, organizer of the Younkin Reunion-East and publisher of the Younkin Family News Bulletin.

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Minerd.com extends its gratitude to the late Donna (Younkin) Logan for her research contributions to this biography.