Josephine Moan was born in 1857 in Kingwood, Somerset County, PA, the daughter of John M. and Laura (Minerd) Younkin.
Josephine married Michael Moan ( ? - ? ), who apparently was a Canadian.
The Moans later lived in Dunbar, Fayette County, PA, and had a daughter Annie Moan.
By 1880, daughter Annie was residing in Casselman, Somerset County, with her uncle and aunt, Charles and Sarah (Artest) Younkin.
The Moans' fates are unknown.
In October 1934, Josephine was named in extensive genealogy manuscript records compiled by distant cousins Otto Roosevelt Younkin and Charles Arthur Younkin, who were gathering data in connection with the Younkin clan's new national home-coming reunion. Click here to see Otto's handwritten and typed notes about Josephine, based on an interview conducted with her elderly brother, Daniel Martin Younkin.
This biography is adapted from the article, "Whispers of the Silence and the Slow Time," in the April, May, June 1996 edition of the Younkin Family News Bulletin, published by Donna Younkin Logan.
Copyright © 1996, 2000, 2006 Mark A. Miner