Elizabeth Young1

ID#  2215, (1769-1842)
     Elizabeth Young was born on 23 March 1769 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of John Young and Hannah (--?--).1 She married first Andrew Huyck in 1793 in Caymans, Albany County, New York.2,3 She and Andrew Huyck immigrated in 1799 to Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was left a widow when Andrew Huyck died in 1813.2,3 She married second Samson Striker, son of John Stryker and Sarah Crooker, in 1820.1,2 She was left a widow when Samson Striker died on 7 April 1832.4 She died on 15 November 1842 in Athol Twp, Prince Edward County, Ontario, at age 73.1,2

Elizabeth's obituary on page 39 of the Christian Guardian, Toronto, Ontario, on 28 December 1842 read:
DIED, at Athol, on the Hallowell Circuit, Novr. 15th, 1842, Mrs. Elizabeth Striker. She was born, March 23, 1769, at White Plains, in the State of New York. Her parents were John and Hannah Young. At the age of about 16 years, Elizabeth, through the instrumentality of the Rev. John Crawford, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was led to see herself a sinner, and soon obtained redemption through faith in Jesus's blood, and could rejoice in God through the Holy Ghost given unto her; and joined the Methodist Church, of which she remained a consistent member till death. About the year 1790, her parents with their family moved to Caymans, Albany County; and in 1793, Elizabeth was married to Mr. Andrew Huyck, a member of the same Church; and truly this marriage might be said to be of the Lord. In 1799 Brother and Sister Huyck emigrated to Canada and settled in the neighbourhood of Consecon. In 1813, Brother Huyck died in the triumphs of faith, leaving his afflicted widow and 8 children to mourn their loss. In 1820, Sister Huyck was married to Mr. Samson Striker, a decided friend to Methodism; and in 1834, she was again left a widow. In 1835, she was struck with a paralytic fit; after which she was greatly afflicted and almost helpless; which state she bore with Christian patience and fortitude, and through the kind attention of her children and the consolation of religion, was kept in peace, often expressing a desire to depart and be with Christ; when suddenly she fell asleep in Jesus. A discourse was delivered on the occasion by the writer from John xiv, 1, 2, 3.
Athol, Nov. 23rd, 1842. P. German."

Last Edited=3 Sep 2018

Child of Elizabeth Young and Andrew Huyck


  1. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  2. [S347] Obituary - Elizabeth Striker, Christian Guardian, Toronto, ON, 28 Dec 1842, pg 39.
  3. [S450] Unknown author, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904; reprint Bellville, ON: Mika Silkscreening Co, 1972). Online at https://www.archive.org/details/pioneerlifeonbay00torouoft
  4. [S46] Letter from Murray Clapp (Milford, ON) to Faye West, 7 Feb 1982; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Graves, correspondence.