Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 783-784 transcribed by Derick Lewis, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 12, 2001.


Oscar Yunghans

OSCAR YUNGHANS, one of the prosperous and respected farmers of Wyandotte county, Kansas, who owns and occupies a fine farm near Piper, may be classed as a typical German-American. He was born in Germany August 1, 1860, a son of Anton and Ellenora (Zenner) Yunghans, who now, in their declining years, make their home with him on his Kansas farm. Anton Yunghans left his native land in 1873, when about forty-seven years of age, and came to America. The following year he was joined here by his wife and five children, of whom Oscar was the third eldest, and they settled on a farm in Pennsylvania, where they made their home until 1880, when they came to Wyandotte county, Kansas, where they have since resided.

At the time the Yunghans family came to America Oscar was about fourteen years of age. He had attended school in Germany and had helped with the work on the farm on which his parents lived, and, being one of the eldest of the family, was of material assistance to his father after their home was established in this country. He worked on various farms, and was employed as a farm hand until he married, settled down and engaged in farming on his own account. That was in 1893. He married Miss Rose Lobenstein, a native of Ohio, and their union has been blessed in the birth of five children, as follows: Emil, Hulda, Emma, Edwin and Peter.

Mr. Yunghans carries on general farming, has large barns and sheds for the accommodation of his grain and stock, and his residence is one of the attractive farm houses of the vicinity.

Politically both Mr. Yunghans and his father are Democrats. He has served acceptably as township treasurer and township trustee, having filled the latter office six years. He has also served three years as a member of the school board. He was one of the patrons of the Commercial National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas, and was one of its first stockholders. His religious creed is that of the Lutheran church, and he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 87, at Piper, Kansas.



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