Birthplace/other relatives of Sophie Mary Wihelmine Busch, married Theodore C. Youngton on 12/9/1883 in Fayette Iowa?

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I believe their son was my great-grandfather William Youngton, born 1891 in Hawkeye, IA and I think he had a brother Theodore Henry Youngton born 1893 in Hawkeye Iowa. William married Nellie Olander. Theodore married a woman named Lena. They possibly had 3 sisters, Ella Youngton born 1900 and Emma Youngton and Augusta Youngton, unknown birthdates or places. Ella Youngton married Harold Upham.  I found a reference on Ella's marriage record that both her parent's birthplaces were in Germany. I also found Sophie Mary Wihelmine Busch listed as Sophie M Wihelmine Bush, Mary Bush, and Mary Busch.
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This looks like them, married 9 Dec 1883:

"Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch( : 8 March 2016), Theodore C Youngton and Sophie M Wilhelmine Bush, 1883.

Here's son Theodore Henry Youngton marrying Lena Pifer:

"Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch( : 8 March 2016), Theodore Youngton in entry for Theodore Henry Youngton and Lena Pifer, 1922.

Next take a look at the 1900 & 1880 census listings for the parents.  Hope this helps! -NGP 

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The William Youngton who married Nellie Olander was the son of Theo (recorded as Johnson) and Mary Bush, according to the index of this marriage record:

"Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch( : 8 March 2016), William Youngton and Nellie Olander, 1919.

  So that's good. You know, spelling was more variable back then.  Happy ancestor hunting! -NGP

by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (63.3k points)
Thank you for your assistance!
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Your family is tough.  I had a terrible time finding any census information.  I have to assume that they are either mis-indexed in 1900 or the name recorded might be Johnson (as given in the marriage record for William and Nellie).

Here is an 1880 census possibility for Sophia

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Sophia Busch in household of Charles Busch, Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district ED 248, sheet 198C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0358; FHL microfilm 1,254,358.

Here is your great-grandfather in 1920 census:

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), William Youngton, Cedar Rapids Ward 4, Linn, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 6B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,500.

There are four marriages (on the same date) recorded for Theodore and Sophia: with these spellings for Theodore: Theodore C Youngturn, Theodore Younghim, Theodore C Youngton, & Theodore C Youngtum.  The one gives you Sophia's parents named Charles Bush and Mary.

"Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2016), Theodore C Youngtum and Sophie M Wilhelmire Bush, 1883. -- parents are Charles Bush and Mary; Sophie is born in 1861.

There are a few Youngtons in Iowa at Findagrave, none of the older people though.

Good Luck!

by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (301k points)

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