Martha Emily Young

2 December 1886–1986 (Age 99)
Thorn, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Martha Emily

When Martha Emily Young was born on 2 December 1886, in Thorn, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Carl Young, was 24 and her mother, Emilie Labenz, was 24. She married Carl Henry Diegel on 28 September 1912, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 9, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died in 1986, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Carl Henry Diegel
Martha Emily Young
Marriage: 28 September 1912
Norma Diegel
Mildred Diegel
Robert Diegel
Mildred Diegel

Spouse and Children

    Carl Henry Diegel



28 September 1912
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Norma Diegel


    Mildred Diegel


    Mildred Diegel


    Robert Diegel


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Young


    Emilie Labenz





    Karl Friedrich Jung


    Walter John Young


    Louisa A. Young


World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 3

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Diegel in household of Carl H Diegel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Jung in household of Charles Jung, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Yung, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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