Louisa E. Robey-Young
Mrs. Louisa E. Young, aged 88 years and a lifelong resident of Stephenson County, passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Arthur Moore, 626 Elk Street about 11:00 Monday, March 19, 1928. She had been bedfast just one week.
Louisa Robey was born on a farm near McConnell, September 10, 1839. She was the daughter of Levi and Almira Robey. The Robeys were among the first settlers in Stephenson County. They came to this county in a covered wagon from Scioto County, Ohio. A brother, William A. Robey, who passed away last October, at the age of ninety-one, was the first white child in this county, Louisa Robey being the second child. Another brother, L.W. Robey, passed away last September. Mary L. Hartsough is the only one out of a family of five to mourn for her departed sister.
Louisa Robey was married to Robert Young in 1863. They made their home near Dakota, later moving to Rock Run Township, and in 1885 they moved to Freeport, where Mr. Young passed away in 1907. Since that time Mrs. Young has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. A.R. Moore.
She was a member of Embury M.E. Church and her life was lived in a quiet atmosphere of perfect trust in her Master, whom she served to the end of her days. Three Children preceded her in death: William W., Almira V., and Robert Robey. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ardell Harrison, of Lena, Illinois; Mrs. Margaret Hays of Lena, Illinois, and Mrs. Sadie Moore of Freeport.
She is also mourned by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends in Freeport and vicinity. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon by the Rev. Will L. Collins of Embury M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. H.J. Collins of Cedarville, at the home of Mrs. A.R. Moore. Burial was in the Cedarville Cemetery.
From a Freeport, Illinois newspaper, after 19 March, 1928.
Submitted by: Randy Campbell 17 Jan 2000