One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXIX
It was about the year 1865 that GEORGE YORK and his wife, who before her marriage had been ELIZABETH BUCHTEL, came with
their nine children to the Burr Oak neighborhood. They moved from Akron, Ohio, and settled on the Burr Oak Flats. Their homestead
farm is now called the PERO farm.
It has been said that George York was considered the best farmer around Burr Oak Flats.
The names of the nine children of GEORGE and ELIZABETH YORK and of those whom they married are as follows:
Elizabeth married PHILIP MYERS
Rebekah married PERCY MOORE
Sarah Ann married DAN WISE
Harriet became the wife of FRANK HAWK
was married to VALENTINE A. LIDECKER, (her death occurring in 1872)
Henry married MARY GIGER
John's wife was MARGARET REDDICK
Josiah married LUCINDA MYERS
William was married to ISABEL WHITE.
WILLIAM YORK, the last mentioned of the children, was born June 15, 1847, at Akron, Ohio.
He became a student in Hiram College in Ohio.
On April 26, 1868, not long after the family had come to Union Township, he was married to ISABEL WHITE of Twin Lakes.
WILLIAM YORK taught school for several years and later in life did saw-milling at Poplar Grove, in the Sickman neighborhood and
at Burr Oak. In the fall of 1906 he and his family moved to Doniphan, Missouri, where he died December 29, 1915.
To them were born fourteen children, of whom three are still living:
GEORGE S. YORK of Doniphan, Missouri;
REA A. YORK of Detroit, Michigan;
EVE E. YORK of Culver.
The YORK lands in the 'seventies were northwest of Burr Oak, near the Yellow River. At that time eighty acres were in the name of
the George York Estate.
Not a great deal of the past history of the family has been obtainable. The YORK records yielded very few dates.