(This story is Post #3 of 3 posts on early Lehighton Business. Please check out the previous two posts as well: #1: Connecting the Dots of Lehighton Business and #2: Lehighton's Vibrant Business Moves Forward.)
|A list as it appeared in the Lehighton Press|
the following day, July 13, 1917.
|This early Kennel Bakery ad helps date the start of the venture he|
started with his mother Alice.
|Charlie Kennel stands in front of his bakery delivery sedan. He employed|
Marcus Young at his three-story brick factory, later to be named the
"Lehigh Valley Baking Factory."
|From the 1926 Lehighton High yearbook.|
|This advertisement for|
Benner and Hartung hauling appeared
in the 1928 Lehighton High
|Theodore Young's untimely death caused his wife and young family|
to move from Kresgeville to Lehighton, thus starting the chain of events
leading to the evolution of Young's Bakery.
|Marcus Valentine Young's WWI draft card.|
|The obituary from the "Lehighton Press" from October 1918. The|
writer was unaware that Ella had just given birth to son Woody
about two weeks prior.
|Bretney the Baker on Second Street - From the Brad Haupt Collection. Bretney had a bakery next door to his son's|
photography studio on Second Street, between today's Lehighton Hardware and the Lehigh Valley Baking Company. This could very well be the same delivery carriage Ed Christman used for Charlie Kennel in the 1930s. (See Post Two of "Lehighton's Vibrant Business" for more details by clicking here.)
Sadly, Charlie died rather young at the age of 65 in 1950. His mother Alice lived until 1960, to the age of 96. Some have said she worked as an telephone operator in Lehighton.
|A 1940s deliveryman for the Lehigh Valley Baking Company.|
Once the new owners, the Blazevich’s, took over the bakery from the bank for $8,000, Marcus resumed working there as their foreman. At about this time, Marcus concluded he too could start one of his own with his coming of age sons.
|The Young represented themselves in the Lehighton Halloween parade in the late 1950s, replete with giant replicas of the famed "Persian" doughnuts. It is believed to be Betty Benner Young as the cake. Betty was married to Albert Young.|
Every few days, the sons would take the back seat out of the car and drive to Mauser's Flour Mill at Treichlers for three to four 100# bags of flour. They would also stop by a slaughter house near Freidens for lard. Marcus telling them, "Get all that you can get."
|Albert on his wedding night. He died three months later.|
|The last of the Young crew in the 1990s. Fred Jr at left, his father center loading a tray of hoagie rolls, while Marcus takes a brief moment's pause. Only Fred Sr. survives.|
|The Lehigh Valley Baking Company as it looked this past winter. Lehighton Hardware is to the photographers rear in the alley.|
|C. E. or Charlie Kennel's grave engraved on|
the end of his parent's stone in Neffs.
Charlie died at the age of 65 in 1950.
|The Young Matriarch - Alma widowed from Theodore - She had the courage|
to leave the farm she knew to bring her family to Lehighton for more economic
opportunity. Lehighton Cemetery on the Legion plot.
|Marcus Valentine Young next to his first wife Ella who died in the Influenza outbreak in October 1918. Together they had Ethel and Woodrow. His wife Lulu is also buried here.|
|Walter and Alice Kennel's grave in Neffs.|
Alice lived 67 years as a widow until 1960.
Walter died in 1893.