Other Than Amish
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Joders in Switzerland
The surname of Yoder is derived from the Alemannic given name of Theodor which comes from a Greek word meaning "man of God." The first known bishop in Switzerland was Saint Theodorus and he died around 393 A.D. Later his name became Saint Joder. As far back as the forth and fifth centuries, the Joders settled on the right shore of the Emme River in an area that became known as "Joder Hubel," or "Joder Hill" and the elevation is 9,870 feet at this site. This hill was made into a walled stronghold to protect the Joder clans down through the years. In the village of Huttwil, a Ulli Joder and his son, Heini Joder, are recorded as the highest taxed families. In about 1385, a Heini Joder moved to Steffisburg, Switzerland, which is in the southern part of the Emmental. These Yoders lived here approximately eleven generations before they joined the Widertδufer (Anabaptists) and then were forced to leave their homeland in search of religious freedom. The Steffisburg Joders were mostly farmers, but also involved in a variety of trades. Some were also in civil administration offices. In 1848, a Jost Joder served as governor at Laueren near Thun. Some Yoders migrated to the Alsace or to the Pfalz and later they sailed for America. (Information: Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIV,n2, European Yoder Research by Lois Ann Mast)

The next bridge to cross is linking our line back to some of these earlier generations, which could take some doing.

HYPOTHESIS:  Yoder Newsletter, April 2010.  Scheidgasse, , court at Steffisburg, Switzerland Records show a Hans Joder born in 1677 to Caspar Joder and Anna Zaugg, had gone to some foreign land and was out of touch with his family from a point before 1724.  Hans of Great Swamp matches the approximate age, and his migration time also matches.  It is the best information we have to date. 

Yoders in America
[1785-The shutters and the iron hinges for the Saucon Meetinghouse were made and donated by John Bachman, Casper Young, Jacob Yoder, John Geissinger, Samuel Meyer, and Abraham Meyer.] http://members.surfbest.net/krob/Hinge.jpeg
*Saucon and Swamp Churches of Coopersburg Area, Milford Twp., of Bucks Co., PA
**Yoder Swiss Heritage
***Tombstone Locations in Saucon Cemetery

Mennonite Yoders
It seems to be that the earliest record of Hans of The Great Swamp for a land purchase is January of 1720. Here is some information found from different sources. Bucks-Lehigh County Yoders-As early as 1734, one John and Anna Yoder came to "Penn's Woods" and took land during the reign of King George II of England. The land was part of a land grant of William Penn. Later, the Mennonites petitioned for and were granted township for the area that became Milford Township in Bucks County and Upper Saucon in Lehigh County. (Source: The History of Saucon Mennonite Meetinghouse and Church) Hans purchased a tract of 99 acres in Lower Milford Township, Bucks Co., PA (then known only as "The Great Swamp") from Joseph Growden of Trevose, PA on January 17, 1720 for fifteen pounds current silver money. - Hans of Great Swamp LAND RECORD says "11/22/1724, Minute Book "I" John Nich. Sentz & Hans Yoder request the grant of 100 acres of land at Sawcany." p726, Early PA Land Records edited by William Henry Egle. (Yoder Newsletter,n40,Oct.2002; Donald Honeywell) Montgomery County also soon came to be home for some of the descendants of this line. These Yoders were the only ones in America to use the name Casper, found so frequently among the Steffisburg Joder records. A John Yoder is known to have married Anna Bachman, but it is not clear whether this was the senior immigrant or John Jr. Although there is still some confusion as to the generations, this branch may be the next to establish a demonstrable connection to the Joders of Steffisburg.

YB13 Abraham Yoder & Maria Schell Sell

YB-Hans (John Sr.) Yoder of Great Swamp-b ca1680 Europe - d1753 Lower Milford Twp., Bucks Co., Pa - mAnna_______ d1753 or soon after,Milford Twp.,Bucks Co.,PA (or was it Barbara Berger???) Hans/John Yoder Sr. was born in either Switzerland or Germany around 1680. He died in Lower Milford Township, Bucks County, PA, but his death date is unknown. (Ancestry Com #10478) He married Anna ____ (maiden name, birth and death dates unknown). He purchased a tract of 99 acres in Lower Milford Township, Bucks Co., PA (then known only as "The Great Swamp") from Joseph Growden of Trevose, PA on January 17, 1720 for fifteen pounds current silver money. Hans of Great Swamp LAND RECORD says "11/22/1724, Minute Book "I" John Nich. Sentz & Hans Yoder request the grant of 100 acres of land at Sawcany." p726, Early PA Land Records edited by William Henry Egle. (Yoder Newsletter,n40,Oct.2002; Donald Honeywell) Pennsylvania Land Warrants and Patents has a record of purchase of 100 acres and another entry for 51 acres with no dates. (PA Land Warrants and Patents:v1). Then on Janunary 4, 1737, is a record of purchase for 250 acres.


The "Great Swamp" region of Bucks Co., PA is located in the Northwestern corner of the county and includes the Townships of Milford and Richland and extends north into LeHigh County and west into Montgomery County. The early settlers found the land to be very rich and very suitable for growing crops. The land became more valuable after the timber was cut down and the swampy land was drained. Many wild animals roamed this land and rattlesnakes were in abundance. Many farmers were bitten by these unwanted creatures and, to combat them, the men wrapped their legs in grass to ward off the dealy bites of the rattlers. There were Indians in this area until 1770, mostly living in small groups along the Swamp Creek.

Milford Township (Upper Bucks), was settled by Mennonites about 1715, so named from Menno Simon, a prominent reformer of Friesland, Germany, born 1492, and died in Holland, 1559. They were mostly from the Palatinate, whither religious persecution had driven them from Switzerland and Alsace. They were poor, but industrious and frugal, and soon provided homes for themselves and their families. There are few indigent among them, and no one in good standing will accept public alms. The first minister in the county of this denomination, was Valentine Clemmer, as early as 1717, and attended the first Mennonite conference in America, held at Skippack or Franconia in 1724. He represented the church at the "Great Swamp" (History of Bucks Co., p434). The earliest services were held in private houses, the first church building not being erected until 1735, built on the land of William Allen. September of 1730 "Hans of Great Swamp" signed a petition calling for a road to be built from the new Meeting House to Montgomery Road. (YNL). In 1771, a second building was erected for the Swamp church, a mile east of the original one. In 1847, the Mennonites became divided and were known as the Old and New Schools. The Mennonites landed at the port of Philadelphia, PA. They worked their way up the Perkiomen Valley of Montgomery Co. and settled in the "Great Swamp." Hans Yoder, Sr. was one of the early settlers.

A petition was presented to the Assembly in 1734 from the "Inhabitants of Bucks Co.," stating the petitioners were from Germany, and having purchased lands, they desired naturalization that they may hold the same and transmit them to their children. John Yoder, Sr. and his son, John Yoder Jr., names were on the petition (Bucks Co. Pioneers of the 18th Century, Westchester Library; Bucks Co. History, p425,426). John Yoder, Sr.'s name was on the first plat of survey returned to the Court September/October 1734 for Milford Twp. On the back of the draft, it is endorsed "Bulla," the name the petitioners desired their township to be called (History of Bucks Co., p429). In 1747, Hans was a co-executor of Samuel Shoup's will, but signed a letter of renunciation stating that he was ancient and not fit to travel in ye winter season. In 1748, he was one of the three people who took inventory for the estate of John Landis (his friend & neighbor), a Mennonite farmer of Lower Milford Twp.

Hans Yoder was one the the signers for the last Will and Testament of Jacob Clemmer of Lower Milford Twp. It was probated on 11/11/1751. He signed his name: John Joder Sinior (Sr).

Out of the diary of David Schultze, a surveyor from Montgomery Co., PA-Nov. 20, 1750: Went to Great Swamp and surveyed for Herwick Ackerman, Zwiewitz, & Hamsel Yoder in Saucon Twp. (YNL, Issue 16, Oct. 1990)

On 12/8/1750, Hans and Anna sold their farm to their son, Casper, for twenty pounds current money. The Bucks and Philadelphia, PA court houses have been searched to locate the will of Hans, but one cannot be found.

Out of the diary of David Schultze, a surveyor from Montgomery Co., PA-July 1782: Old Hansel Yoder on Upper Saucon, died earlier this year, in March or April. (YNL, Issue 16, Oct. 1990)

Hans and Anna were Mennonites and donated tghe land for the Saucon Mennonite Meeting House. (YNL, Issue 37,p8 Yothers Family)

Note: Mennonites-The Mennonites established their first congregation in Bucks Co. in 1735 in the northwestern part of the county, known as the Swamp Church of Milford. Later a meeting house was built in Bedminster. In 1746, a church was given to the followers at the Deep Run settlement. In 1752, a log building was erected for worship in the northwestern part of New Britain. The Perkasie or Milltown meeting house was built in 1753, Gehman's in Rockhill in 1773 and in Springfield ca 1753/1765. There are no known records of birth, marriage, or death.

·  YB1-John (Hans) Jr. Yoder/Joeder (both found on documents) S-b ca 1708 died Mar or Apr 1782 near Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Twp.,PA - mAnna Maria Bachman Originally settled in Milford Twp. John Yoder, Jr. bought several tracts of land in Northampton Co. (now Lehigh Co.)(3 tracts of land from his father Hans [John]) and later sold them to his three sons. According to the PA Land Warrants and Patents, John Yoder on October 24, 1738 bought 175 acres (Patent Index A and AA:v19? A1p231); on January 29, 1739 bought 199 acres (vA9p450); on July 11, 1741 bought 50 acres (v9p450; and on March 14, 1743 bought 105 acres (vA11p175). One of the tracts was next to the Saucon Mennonite Church. All his land was in Upper Saucon Twp. Near the present town of Coopersburg. John and his wife were members of the Saucon Mennonite Church. The Will of Casper Yoder was probated in Northampton Co., PA on October 5, of 1798. (YNL). Bur: Saucon Mennonite Cemetery (supposed). - Executor John Joeder of Will: L:182,14 6 1756, 24 10 1758 Michael Shelly, Lower Milford, Co. of Bucks,PA Yeoman. June 14, 1756. Oct. 24, 1758. Wife: Barbara. Child, John. Brother, John. Father-in-Law, John Joeder. Exec: John Joeder, John Shelly. (Philadelphia Co.,PA Wills 1682-1819)

·  YB11-Casper Bachman Yoder Sabt1745 Uper Saucon Twp., Bucks Co., PA-d9/1798 PA (Ancestral Records) - m1763 Veronica (Fronica) Sell S (daughter of Hendrick Van Sintern Sell [old country, Sellen]  & Mary Schell) b10/23/1734 PA - d8/22/1831 PA ] (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  - Casper bought his father's farm of 99 acres in Milford Twp. And 10 acres in Richland Twp. That his father had purchased from John Lester. He sold half of his farm to his son-in-law, Jacob Landis, and the other half to his son-in-law, Samuel Slotter. Both transactions occurred in 1831.  [On April 13, 1768, he bought three tracts of land in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton Co., PA totaling 202 acres. He bought these tracts of land from his father for the sum of 175 pounds. This property was near the Saucon Mennonite Church.  He and his wife were members of the Saucon Mennonite Church and are buried there.] (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)   In June of 1778, he was among those imprisoned at Easton for refusing to swear an oath required by the recently passed Test-Act. On July 5, 1778, he was one of the twelve non-associators named in an unsuccessful petition to the Supreme Executive Council of PA., presented by his friends and neighbors. In 1782 and 1783, he was included in the general muster rolls of the fourth and second Battalions, respectively, of the Northampton County Militia. His position was class fourth, in company two, under Capt. Christopher Johnson. This does not mean that he served. Casper in 1785 was one of the six members that contributed to new shutters for the Saucon Mennonite Meetinghouse. (YNL, Issue #12, Oct, 1988) The will of Casper Yoder, Jr. was probated in Northhampton Co.,Easton, PA on October 5, 1798. : proved Vol 3 page 143 Casper Yotter (of Saucon) wife Fronica; sons John, Jacob; 5 dau: Anna m Jacob Moyer; Molly m ? Christian Shamie (?); Susanna on the 27th May next following the last; Fronia; Barbara. Exec. Abraham Yoder. (YNL) Bur: Saucon Mennonite Cemetery (Fronica is buried north side of the church by Barbara Yoder, Karolyn & Tammy Roberts)


·  YB111- Anna Sell Yoder b1764 - d1843 - mJacob Meyer (son of Rev. Jacob Meyer) b11/8/1757 - d2/17/1830  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) - Burial: Springfield Men. Cem.

·  YB112- Maria Sell (Molly) Yoder b1/3/1769-d1828 mChristian Shimmel b1762-d1829  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) Bur: Springfield  Men. Cem.

·  YB113-Johannes (John) Sell Yoder b10/16/1771-d11/2/1839  - mSusanna Meyer/Moyer b12/23/1774 - d5/4/1815  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  Buried: Saucon Men. Cem. (Karolyn Roberts) Johannes was a Revolutionary War Veteran (PA Roots Gen.)

Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co, microfilm file #1531- dated 19 Dec 1836- John (YB113) 1839 bequeath to son John, Joseph, Peter & Jacob, dau Elizabeth married to John Stauffer- no wife mentioned. Upper Saucon Twp.

·  YB1131-John Meyer Yoder Sb8/29/1805-d1/22/1892 at 86 years,4 month,23 days-mCatherine Moyer Sb3/?/1811 - d11/9/1888 Aged 77 years. Bur: Saucon Cemetery (Both buried about 8 rows NW of Church, Karolyn, Randy, & Tammy Roberts, [flag by tombstone]) (Reg. of Wills,Lehigh Co., #7663 Micro File #14135)John Yoder- died 22 Jan 1892- unto my dau Mary Gehman. 4 grandchilren: Rosy Jane Landis; Morris Gehman, Frank & Emma Gehman.

·  YB11311-Mary Moyer Yoder b1835-d1914-m1842 Bucks,PA Charles S. Gehman (Ancestral Records) 1850 Federal Census PAS6a1163605, Milford Twp.,Bucks Co., PA Charles Gehman. Children of Mary & Charles were Morris Gehman, Frank Gehman, & Emma Gehman. (Reg. of Wills,Lehigh Co., Micro File #14135)

·  YB11312-Johanes M. Yoder Sb12/10/1837-d7/7/1862 (single) Aged 24 years Bur: Saucon Cemetery (buried by parents, John & Catharine, NW of church approx. 8 rows over, Karolyn, Randy, & Tammy Roberts, 8/1998)

·  YB1132 - Joseph Meyer Yoder b1806 (Ancestral Records) PA - d1/9/1868 age 61y5m23d Medina Co.,OH - Elizabeth Heistand b6/3/1814 PA - d7/28/1900 (age 86y0m25d Clay City,IN. Burial: Wadsworth Mennonite Cem.,Medina Co.,OH (Non-Amish Index #2) Buried at Wadsworth. (Ancestral Records) - CENSUS YR:1870 STATE:OH COUNTY:Medina DIVISION:Guilford Twp. REEL NO:M593-1241 REFERENCE, p.255b, Line 31, Elizabeth Yoder, age 55, keeping house, widowed, born PA and daughter Susanna is living with her.

·  YB11321 - Massey Yoder (daughter) bc1832 PA (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB11322 - Abraham Heistand Yoder b2/8/1837 ,Harrison,PA- m1/19/1861 Medina Co.,OH Lydia Oberholtzer (Medina,OH County Marriages, VC,p306) b11/30/1839 OH (1900 Fed. Census,Clay,IN (Parents both born in PA, 1880 Census) - d1/11/1925- Note: Resided in Clay Co.,IN (Non-Amish Index #2)(Clay,IN 1880, Ken Wm Yoder Cht -87, Jacob Oberholtzer Book) (1880 Fed. Census, Harrison,Clay,IN states John, Mary, Joseph, Jacob, Elizabeth, Solamon, Susan, & William all living at home) - Biography Directory History Politics Religion of Clay Co., IN Listing: A. Yoder, Clay City Post Office, Acres Owned 29, Born Harrison, PA 1837-1872, Farmer. - 1870 Fed. Census, Guilford, Medina,OH lists Abraham, Lydia, John F., Mary, Joseph H., Jacob R. living at the same residence.

·  YB113221 - John Franklin Yoder b1/11/1862 OH - d12/2/1907 - maprox 1882 Martha Ann Buzzard b4/1865 - d? (Non-Amish Index #2) Note: John & Martha was renting a house in Harrison Twp., Clay Co.,IN. John was a coal miner. In the 1900 Census they listed having 5 children, 2 of whom had died. (1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twp.,Clay Co.,IN) - Notes from Beech United Brethern Church of Owen Co., IN located by the line, and Clay Co. people attended. On the membership list: John Yoder 1883-1906, & Martha Buzzard Yoder, 1879-1906. (Also listed is a Iva Foxworthy Yoder, & Mary.)

·  YB1132211 - Belle Yoder b7/20/1883 Clay Co.,IN (Clay Co.,IN Index to Birth Records 1882-1920) - d3/14/1899 age 15y7m22days (Tombstone) - Bur: Beech Cem., MarionTwp.,Owen,IN

·  YB1132212 - Carl O. Yoder b1885 - d2/8/1886 at age 3m15days (Tombstone) - Bur: Beech Cem.,MarionTwp.,Owen, IN, Sect. 1 - Other names for Section One are BURGER or DENMARK Cemetery. Sections One and Two are located just east of the Beech E.U.B. Church. Owner of Section one is Marion Township and is the main burying place of the Dunkard Church formerly located at Denmark. Owner of Sections 2 and 3 is the Beech Cemetery Association.

·  YB1132213 - Earl O. Yoder bFeb,1887 IN(1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twp.,Clay Co.,IN)

·  YB1132214 - John Lloyd Yoder bSept.,1889 IN(1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twp.,Clay Co.,IN) - mZella Broman

·  YB1132215 - Bessie Yoder bJan/31/1896 IN(1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twp.,Clay Co.,IN)

·  YB113222 - Mary Bracilla Yoder b10/24/1864 OH - d3/5/1922 - m1884 Kansas David Mathias Nice (Non-Amish Index #2) (Son of Valentine C. Nice & Sarah Elizabeth Miller) b4/14/1854 OH (1900 Census,Clay,IN) - d4/29/1912 - 1900 Census lists Nelson W., Leo V., & Lydia A. as children.

·  YB113223 - Joseph Henry Yoder b4/14/1866 OH - d2/20/1883 (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB113224 - Jacob Kent Yoder b2/26/1868 OH - 2/6/1923 (Non-Amish Index #2) - 1900 Fed Census,Clay,IN, Jacob is living with his parents.

·  YB113225 - Elizabeth Catherine Yoder b3/11/1871 OH - d10/7/1910 - mDaniel Dickey (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB113226 - Solamon Elisha Yoder b3/18/1873 IN - d11/10/1957 age 84 - mEva Catherine Furry b- d1906 IN (Non-Amish Index #2) - Notes from Beech United Brethern Church of Owen Co., IN located by the line, and Clay Co. people attended. On the membership list: Eva Furry Yoder 1895-1901. - Obit. of Mrs. Eva Catherine Yoder, age 52, 8/24/06 Tribune of Owen County.

·  YB1132261 - William Yoder b3//1898 (1900 Fed. Census,, Clay,IN)

·  YB113227 - Index #2)Susan Rachel Yoder b3/5/1876 IN - mHomer V. Brother (Non-Amish

·  YB113228 - Infant Yoder bIN(Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB113229 - William Abraham Yoder b1/19/1880 IN (Non-Amish Index #2) - 1900 Fed Census,Clay,IN, William is living with his parents.

·  YB11322(10) - Infant Yoder (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB11323 - Henry Yoder b1839 PA - d5/18/1857 age 18y2m24d (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB11324 E- Elizabeth Yoder b5/30or31/1841 PA - d6/5/1874 Elkhart,IN - m3/10/1867 Medina Co.,OH (Medina Co,OH Marriages VD,p141) Jacob T. Rohrer (Son of Isaac Rohrer & Elizabeth (Magdalena) Troxell) Resided at Elkhart, IN (Non-Amish Index #2) (Son of Isaac Rohrer & Elizabeth "Magdalena" Troxell) (Ancestral Records) b1/11/1841 , Seneca,OH (Ob it) - d2/5/1921 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Obit) - After Elizabeth died, Jacob married Adeline Longnecker on 1/5/1879 (Ancestral Records) - On the fifth of June, in Elkhart co., of Consumption, Sister ELIZABETH ROHRER, aged 33 years, and 5 days. Her maiden name was Yoder; formerly of Medina,OH. She leaves a mourning husband and several children. A few weeks before her departure she desired to partake once more of the Lord's Supper, and we have reason to believe that she has only gone before, to the rest which remaineth for the people of God. What a comfort to those who mourn for their friends, when they can feel that they have peace with God. (Herald of Truth, July 1874,p120,127) - Jacob T. Rohrer was born Jan. 11, 1841, in Seneca Co., Ohio; died in Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 5, 1921; aged 80 y. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Yoder and to this union were born four sons (Harvey, Henry, Ora and Grant). Elizabeth Rohrer died June 5, 1874. On Jan. 5, 1879, he was married to Adeline Longenecker. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, died in the faith, and prayed in behalf of his children and grandchildren for the saving of their souls. He leaves wife, 4 sons, 3 brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a great sufferer for many years, hence he was longing to depart and be with Christ. The funeral at the Olive church conducted by H. M. Schwalm and Silas Weldy. Text, Psa. 116:15. (Gospel Herald, V.XIII,N.53,3/31/1921,p1043)

·  YB11325 - A. Yoder (male, per 1850 Census) bc1844 (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB11326 - Anna (Annie) Yoder b6/9or10/1844 PA - d2/7/1875 Mahoning,OH - m12/1/1867 Medina Co.,OH (Medina,OH Co. Marriages, VD,p179) Henry M. Koppes (Son of Abraham Koppes & Barbara means) (Ancestral Records) Had two children (Non-Amish Index #2) After Anna died, Henry married Nancy Killmer. - Feb 7th, in Mahoning Co., OH, of Consumption, ANNA KOPPES, wife of Henry Koppes, aged 30 years, 7 months and 28 days. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss. Services by Isaac Good, H. Beery and E. Hunsberger, from 1 Cor. 15:56.(Herald of Truth March 1875,p46,47)

·  YB11327 - William Yoder bc1847 - d1868 (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB11328 - Susanna Yoder b1850 Chester Co.,PA - d10/25/1883 Wadsworth,Medina,OH 33y7m16d of dropsy. (Non-Amish Index #2)(Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Death Records v2,#2827) - 1870 Census,Medina,OH says she is living with her mother who is widowed.

·  YB11329 - Rev. Joseph H. Yoder b2/1/1853 PA - d3/18/1903d Medina,OH - m3/15/1874 Wayne Co.,OH Maryette Zigler (Was Sigler, father changed it at birth) b10/2/1856 Sterling - d7/11/1939 Rittman,OH - Maryette was married to Henry Welker before Joseph. (Ancestral Records) Joseph was a Mennonite minister. Note: 11 children of whom 2 died young. (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB113291 - Henry Sylvester Yoder b7/8/1877 Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p77) - mArtie Meske

·  YB113292 -Frances (Melinda) Yoder b9/25/1879 OH - d11/30/1962 Rittman,Wayne,OH - m5/23/1904 Charles Henry Gammell b7/5/1867 - d5/23/1904 - 1900 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists Melinda Yoder as living with a Daniels Family as Domestic Help.

·  YB113293 -Elizabeth Jane Yoder b12/9/1881 Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p119) d1939 - mAmiel/Amos (Amiel is french for Amos) (Ed) Joseph Sinley (Son of Joseph & Catherine Sinley) b10/24/1879 - Children of Elizabeth & Amos were Clarie May Sinley, Joseph Wilson Sinley, Amos George Sinley, Edward Arthur Sinley, and others. (Ancestral Records)

·  YB113294 - Emma Loverna Yoder b3/4/1884 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p119) - mHenry Rock

·  YB113295 - Charles F. Yoder b7/1/1886 - d11/11/1962 - m10/8/1914 by J.P. O.O. VanDeusen Ida Lemming (Medina Co.,OH Marriages vK,p374) - b7/17/1886 (Ancestral Records)

·  YB113296 - Viola C. Yoder b3/17/1889 - m8/26/1909 Earl Charles Sigler

·  YB113297 -Lydia A. Yoder b1/10/1894 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V2,#10975) - mErnest Swade

·  YB113298 - George M. Yoder b4/24/1896 - d8/1939 - mAgnes Berger

·  YB113299 - Lodema Yoder b8/1/1898 - mGeorge Wheeler

·  YB11329a - William H. Yoder b10/8/1875 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p65) - Died in infancy.

·  YB11329b - Joseph Yoder b10/7/1879? Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p100) - Died in infancy.

·  - YB1132a - Lovinia Yoder b1857- d1/20/1866 8y5m1d (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB1133 - Peter Meyer Yoder (Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co) b1/7/1808 ,Lehigh,PA - d2/11/1888 of gravel disease at age 74, Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V1,p60) - m12/1836 Wadsworth,Medina,OH Susannah Bechtel (Daughter of John & Elizabeth Bechtel) b12/18/1805 Berks,PA - d8/18/1893 - Burial of Susannah is the Wadsworth Cem.,Medina,OH (Medina C.H. & Obit) - Peter was a farmer. Burial: Maple Hill Cem (aka First Mennonite Cem) (Yoder Newsletter) PETER YODER, of Medina Co., Ohio, whose death we briefly noticed last week, was born in Lehigh Co., Pa., Jan. 7th, 1808, and came to this neighborhood twenty-eight years ago, and for several years lived on the farm now owned by John Smoyer, and then moved to the farm on which he died. He was married to his surviving widow 46 years ago, and 11 children - 7 sons and 4 daughters - were born to them, all of whom are living and all were present at the funeral. He became a member of the Mennonite Church early in life, and remained a faithful and devoted member, and for many years was a deacon in that body. He stood high in the estimation of the community. Was a devoted husband, a kind father, and beloved by all. He was sick for several months of pneumonia and other troubles and died Feb. 11th, aged 74 years, 1 month and 4 days. The funeral was largely attended on the 14th. Services by E. Hunsberger, assisted by M. Leatherman. - Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, Paper. (Herald of Truth 3/15/1882, p93,94) [Estate, M 7589, O 8151] - 1970 Census,Wadsworth,Medina,OH states Peter is 60, Susannah is 53, Franklin, William, David, & Edward are all at home. A Maria Campbell, age 19 is with them.

·  YB11331 - Lovina B. Yoder b2/12/1838 PA - d6/25/1923 - m3/4/1865 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Marriages, VD,p20) Charles F. Zeigler bc1832 Gy-- Burial: Woodlawn Cem. Mausoleum,Wadsworth,OH (Yoder Newsletter)

·  YB11332 - John B. Yoder b7/28/1839 PA - d3/21/1911 - m12/16/1866 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Marriages) Anna (Annie) Gehman b11/28/1845 PA- d12/26/1881 Wadsworth,Medina,OH at age 36 of Typhoid Fever (Medina Co.,OH. Deaths V1,p60) Burial: Wadsworth Men. Cem. (Maple Hill) (Yoder Newsletter) 1900 Census for Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists J.B. as widowed and daughter Clara is living with him; J.B. is working as Secty W. Mill Co.

·  YB113321 - Harry Yoder b1/30/1868 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - d12/17/1914 - (Yoder Newsletter) - YODER, Harry, born January 30, 1868 at Wadsworth, died December 17,1914, 46 years old, worked in Cuba in government service, survived by 1 brother, John of California and a sister Clara of Massilon. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 12/24/1914)

·  YB113322 - Clara (Clarey) Yoder b6/2/1869 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p8) - 1900 Census for Wadsworth,Medina,OH Clara living with her father.

·  YB113323 - John Wallace Yoder b1/27/1878 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p8) Of CA

·  YB11333 - Henry B. Yoder b12/1/1840 - 1900 - m12/20/1868 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Marriages, VD,p237) Sarah Godshall Krupp/Koppes b6/27/1846 Bucks Co.,PA (Ancestral Records) - d1902 - Burial: S Cem., Fulton,OH (Yoder Newsletter) Resided in Mendon,MI as a farmer. - 1970 Census lists Henry, Sarah, and Emira at one residence.

·  YB113331 - Elmira Yoder b9/19/1869 ,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p32)

·  YB113332 - Oswin Yoder b5/1/1872 ,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p7)

·  YB113333 - Daughter Yoder b4/9/1874 ,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p43)

·  YB113334 - Elmore Yoder b7/29/1878 ,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V1,p82)

·  YB113335 - Susie Yoder b9/15/1883

·  YB113336 - Ines Yoder b12/2915/1886

·  YB11334 - Elizabeth Yoder b9/1/1842 - d1932 - m3/8/1863 Medina,OH (Medina Co. Marrages, VC,p406) Samuel Nash bc1836 (Yoder Newsletter) Children born to Elizabeth & Samuel Nash were William Henry Nash, Edward F. Nash, John E. Nash, David P. Nash, & Sebina Nash. (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908)

·  YB11335 - Susannah Yoder b5/15/1844 PA - d5/14/1928 - m9/21/1867 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Marriages, VD,p165) Benjamin Gunsaulis (Son of David G. Gunsaulis & Sarah Long) b1840 - d7/15/1882 (Yoder Newsletter)

·  YB11336 - Catharine Yoder b6/1/1846 - d3/8/1923 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Wadsworth Banner Press Obit,3/15/1923) - m8/29/1868 Wadsworth by Rev. Ephraim Hunsberger (Medina,OH Co. Marriages, VD,p217) Isaac Rickert Laux b7/20/1843 Hilltown,Bucks,PA - d10/16/1907 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Wadsworth Banner Press Obit,10/24/1907) - Burial: Sec. 12,Woodlawn Cem [s/o Enos F. Laux & Annie Rickert) (Yoder Newsletter) Children of Catharine & Isaac were David Franklin Laux, Cora Laux, Charley Laux, Susie Laux, & Isadora Laux. (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908)

·  YB11337 - Peter B. Yoder b9/3/1848 PA - d8/15/1913 Wadsworth,OH Burial: Woodlawn Mausoleum - m4/17/1873 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.OH Marriages) Charlotte R. Miller b2/19/1856 Loyal Oak (Summit),) OH - d3/4/1926 Wadsworth,OH - Burial: Wadsworth Men. Cem. [Woodlawn Cem] (Yoder Newsletter) Charlotte later married after Peter's death, Charles A. Holloway. (Medina Co., OH Marriages 1818-Present, VL,p469) - 1900 Census Wadsworth,Medina,OH states Peter, Charlotte, Estella, Venna, Katie, & Raymond at residence; Peter is a Miller.

·  YB113371 - Estella D. Yoder b11/1874 OH (1900 Census) - d1957

·  YB113372 - Charles J. Yoder d1903 Spanish American War, Wadsworth Cem. (Wadsworth Banner Press 5/19/1910)

·  YB113373 - Verna (Vinnie) Essie Yoder b3/22/1884 Loyal Oak, Summit,OH - m6/1/1904 Medina Co.,OH William Harrison Overholt Yoder

·  YB113374 - Catharine (Katie) M. Yoder b6/22/1885 Summit,OH - m6/24/1903 Medina Co.,OH Carl W. Morgan of Loyal Oak (Medina Co. Courthouse Marriages VI,p431)

·  YB113375 - Hattie M. Yoder b8/25/1891 - d8/1976 (SSDI) - Buried: Woodlawn Cem.,Wadsworth,OH

·  YB113376 - Raymond Allyn Yoder b2/27/1892 Wadsworth,Medina,OH [(Medina Co. Births, V2,#10204 names baby as Agustus; V1F #21249 corrected to Raymond Allyn] - m2/27/1920 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Marriages, VL,p480) Hazel Mong 1896 - Buried: Woodlawn Cem. Mausoleum,Wadsworth,OH

·  YB1133761 - Donald A. Yoder b4/27/1922 - d11/13/1943 - Buried: Woodlawn Cem. Mausoleum,Wadsworth,Medina,OH

·  YB11338 - Franklin Yoder b3/11/1851 Bucks Co.,PA - d5/25/1926 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - Burial: Woodlawn Cem. - m10/4/1874 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Marriages, VC,p523) Ada J. Shaffer (Daughter of Henry & Mary Shaffer) b4/5/1855 Western Star,OH - d7/31/1943 GulifordTwp.,Medina,OH (Yoder Newsletter) - YODER, Frank, born March 11, 1851 in Bucks County, PA, died May 25, 1926, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, son of Peter and Susanna YODER, married October 4, 1874 to Ada J. SHAFFER, daughter of Henry and Mary Shaffer. Survived by his wife, 1 daughter and 2 sons, 2 sisters and 1 brother Dave of Butler, Okla. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 5/27/1926, p1) - 1900 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists Frank, Ada, and Ruth at one residence; Frank is a Cigar Manufacturer.

·  YB113381 - Fred B. Yoder b11/26/1875 Medina Co.,OH - d1951 - Buried: Woodlawn Cem.,Wadsworth,OH - mSylvia M. Way b8/1874 - d1950

·  YB113382 - George F. Yoder b1/18/1881 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,v1,p112) - mMaude Eva Baughman b4/11/1882 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - d4/15/1959 Wadsworth,Medina,OH

·  YB1133821 - Esther Yoder b2/17/1908 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - m1Perry Brounton - m6/20/1905 2Herbert H. Hutchinson b6/21/1900 - d9/28/1977

·  YB1133822 - Mildred Yoder b3/8/1911 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - m9/25/1937 Wadsworth,Medina,OH Leonard Frase (Son of Earl Frase & Minnie Etling) b3/1/1913 Rittman,Wayne,OH - d1960 - Burial: Woodlawn Cem.,Wadsworth,Medina,OH

·  YB113383 -Ruth Letella Yoder b8/27/1889 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908),v2,#9487) - d11/26/1954 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - Buried: Lakewood Park Cem.,Cayahoga Co.,OH - m11/1910 1Franklin Palmer Houser b1884 - d1924 - m 2William F. McCaslin d1/1950

·  YB11339 - William Harrison B. Yoder b7/24/1853 PA - d3/19/1925 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - m9/27/1877 Summitt,OH Sarah Ellen (Ella) Shaw b3/10/1857 OH (1900 Census) - d2/25/1936 - Burial: Woodlawn Cem. Mausoleum,Wadsworth,OH (Yoder Newsletter) - YODER, Ellen, died Tuesday in Wadsworth, age 80, interred in the Wadsworth Mausoleum, widow William YODER, survived by 1 daughter, Hattie and 1 son, H. D. (Wadsworth Banner Press, February 27, 1936) - 1900 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists W.B., Ella, Howard D. & Hattie living at the same residence; W.B. is a grocer.

·  YB113391 - Ernest William Yoder b9/1878 Wadsworth,Medina,OH - d10/17/1878 at age of 1 month of Brain Fever, Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V1,p44) - Burial: First Men. Ch.,Old Diagonal Rd.,Medina,Wadsworth,OH (Yoder Newsletter)

·  YB113392 - Howard D. Yoder b7/10/1882 OH (Yoder Newsletter/1900 Census) - mEtta Luke b1884 - Resided in MI & FL (Yoder Newsletter) - 1900 Census says Howard is a Grocery Clerk, his father a grocer.

·  YB113393 - Hattie May Yoder b8/25/1892 OH (Yoder Newsletter/1900 Census) - d8/21/1976 - Resided at Wadsworth,OH - Hattie was a bookkeeper. (Yoder Newsletter)

·  YB1133a David Yoder b5/7/1856 - Resided Butler,OK in 1926. (Yoder Newsletter)

·  YB1133b Edwin B. Yoder b10/4/1859 OH - d1/11/1915 of a broken neck, TX - m12/29/1881 Medina,OH (Medina Co. Marriages, 1818-Present,VF,p60) Nancy C. Barrett (Yoder Newsletter) b6/1863 OH (1900 Census) - YODER, Edward B., born October 4, 1859, died before January 12, 1915 in Texas of a broken neck. Survived by wife Nancy, son Arthur and 1 grandchild, 3 brothers, David, Frank and William, 4 sisters, Mrs.Susan Gunsaulis, Mrs. C. B. Ziegler, Mrs. K. Laux and Mrs. Nash Wadsworth (Banner Press, January 21, 1915) - 1900 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists Edwin, Nancy, & Arthur living at the same residence;

·  YB1133b1 - Arthur B. Yoder b11/7/1884 OH(1900 Census) - m8/27/1904 Clara F. Rasor b8/27/1904 (Medina Co. Marriages, 1818-Present,V1,p528)

·  YB1134-Jacob Meyer Yoder Sb5/10/1813-d12/21/1884 71years,7months,11days (Karolyn & Tammy Roberts, 7/1998)-m1Elizabeth Geissinger b2/21/1821-d /24/1852 (Tombstone,Karolyn & Tammy Roberts) m9/28/1865 by Rev. Joshua Yeager of the Evangelical Luthern Church, Bethlehem,PA 2Barbara Newcomer b1812-d12/1/1879 (Tombstone,Karolyn & Tammy Roberts) 1860 Lehigh Co.,PA Upper Saucon Twp., 1880 LHUS)

·  (Records of the Rev. Joshua Yeager- Evangelical Luthern 1832-1888 Bethlehem, PA) Marriages: 142 9/28/1865 Jacob Yoder/Barbara Newkommer

·  YB11341 - William. Yoder - mEmaline ?

·  YB113411 - Anna Yoder

·  YB113412 - Rose Yoder

·  YB1135 - Elizabeth Yoder - mJohn Stauffer (Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co) They had only 1 child named William, who on 12/25/1866 married Maria Moyer, dau of Henry & Anna Moyer of Springfield. Members of the Mennonite Church. (PA Roots Gen)

·  LEHIGH County, PA Records- Some from Northampton Co., PA Recorder of Deeds- Misc Docket 3-291 release 6 feb 1840 - John, Joseph, Peter and Jacob Yodder to John Stauffer. To all of whom there presents shall come, John Yodder, Joseph & wife Elizabeth Yodder, Peter Yodder & Jacob Yodder son and heir at law of John Yodder, late of twp of Upper Saucon in Co of Lehigh. Whereas John Yodder in his last will 19 Dec 1836 did bequeath unto Elizabeth Yodder daughter & heir at law of said deceased intermarried with John Stauffer. John Yodder, Joseph Y, Peter Y., & Jacob Y.

·  YB114-Susanna Sell Yoder Sb10/13/1774 - d5/11/1861 (PA Roots.Gen.) mJacob Wersch (son of Peter Werst buried in same cenetery) b1767 - d1830   (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) bur: Saucon Men. Church Cemetery, Coopersburg,PA

·  YB115-Veronica Sell Yoder Sb2/12/1778 - d2/12/1858 -  mDaniel Geissinger b1778-d1853  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) bur: Saucon Men. Church

·  YB116-Barbara Sell Yod er Sb9/29/1780 - d9/23/1852  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) 71 years,9months,24days (single) bur: Saucon Men Cem. (north side of church, long stone laying down, Karolyn & Tammy Roberts 7/1998)

·  Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co, microfilm file #2434 Barbara (YB116)- filed Oct.29, 1852- Bond on estate- John Yoder, Jacob Yoder, Jacob M Landis, David Yoder- no relationship mentioned. Upper Saucon.

·  YB117-Jacob Sell Yoder b3/29/1784  - d1844 -  mElizabeth Geissinger b11/15/1785 - d6/23/1859 - Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co, microfilm file #1818- Jacob Sr (YB117)- 1844- no will- only inventory- items to Daniel Yodder, Peter Yodder and others. Upper Saucon.

·  YB1171 - Eva Yoder b1815 - mSamuel Geissinger - d1864

·  YB1172 - Daniel Yoder b11/3/1818 - mSusanna Moyer

·  YB1173 - Sarah Yoder b1823 - mAbraham Stauffer d1905

·  YB12 - Jacob Bachman Yoder - Sb10/1734 Upper Saucon Twp.,Bucks,PA - d2/8/1807 -  mEva M. Landis S (Daughter of Johannes Landis & Anna Musselman)  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) b1736 - d1809 - (Jacob served 3 months in the War of 1772) On December 5, 1766, Jacob bought 40 acres in Bucks Co. (later known as Northampton Co.) (PA Land Patent Index A and AA:v7p158) [ On April 11, 1768, he bought 178 acres of land from his father, in Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA.  He bought this land from his father. In 1773, he was executor of the Will of John Musselman of Upper Saucon Twp.  Jacob and his wife were  members of the Saucon Mennonite Church and are buried there.  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) Bur: Saucon Mennonite Cemetery (North side of Saucon Church.:Tombstone Inscription: Jacob Joder/war gebohren 1734/im october u ni ge/frorben lm jahr 1807/28? February Sein Al/fer war 72 jahr und/3monar[read by Karolyn & Tammy Roberts,8/1998])

·  YB121-Anna L. Yoder b11/29/1768 - d1843 -  mAbraham Meyer b1766 - d1831  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  

·  YB122-Eva L. Yoder b1/44/1773 - d6/8/1858 -  mAbraham Geissinger b1771 - d1860  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)

·  YB13 - Abraham Bachman Yoder - Sb12/12/1747 Upper Saucon Twp.,Bucks,PA - d12/30/1820 - mMaria (Mary) Sell (Daughter of Hendrick Van Sintern Sell & Maria Schell) b4/09/1750  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) of Germantown,Philadelphia,PA or Saucon Twp.,Northampton,PA - d10/27/1827 PA  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) Age: 77 years -  On Apr. 12, 1768 he bought 203 acres of land in Upper Saucon Twp from his father for the sum of 40 pounds.  In 1791, he was one of the executors of the will of his nephew, Michael Shelly.  In 1794, he was one of the executors of the will of his brother-in-law, Valentine Noldt.  In 1798, he was one of the executors of the will of his brother, Casper.  He and his wife were members of the Saucon Mennonite Church and are buried there.    (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)

Karolyn!   Henry Sell was son of Peter Derick Sellen of Skippack or Montgomery, or York Co.,PA & Adriana Van Sintern.  Peter was the son of Jacob Zellen of Krefeld,Germany. (Ancestral Files) On April 12, 1768, Abraham bought 203 acres of land in Upper Saucon Twp. From his father for the sum of 40 pounds. In 1791, he was one of the executors of the Will of his nephew, Michael Shelly. In 1794, he was one of the executors of the Will of his brother-in-law, Valentine Nold. In 1798, he was one of the executors of the Will of his brother, Casper. He and his wife were members of the Saucon Mennonite Church. bur: Saucon Men. Cem. (Row 1, east side of Saucon Church, Karolyn & Tammy Roberts)  

Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co, microfilm file #378-dated 25 Aug 1817-Abraham (YB13), Co of Lehigh, wife Mary, sons Abraham, Peter, John, Henry, Jacob, and those children of my son Henry (deceased) Abraham & Samuel; Anna, Susanna, Maria, Barbara Joder married Jacob Landis, Anna married Wm Moyer. Upper Saucon Twp.

Deed Book 5-87 2 Aug 1817 Ab. Yoder of Upper Saucon & Maria his wife of the one part and Jacob Yoder of the same place. Containing 69 acres 15 perches. same ab. bought 30 Jan 1799 from Philip Gerfringer & Barbar wife, Co of Northampton. Book E Vol ? Page 505

·  YB131 - Anna Sell Yoder - b4/22/1771 Springfield,Bucks,PA - d7/15/1862 -  m1793 Springfield,Bucks,PA William Moyer (Gen. Pool Records)(Son of Jonathan Alfred Moyer & Sarah Dreisbach)  - b10/18/1763 Knedersville,PA (Gen. Pool Records) - d1831   (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  - Bur: Springfield Mennonite Cemetery - Son was Abraham Moyer b10/3/1796 - Bucks Co.,PA - d1/30/1886 Columbiana,OH (AFN:1HGV-SDP) - mSusanna Lehman (See HL168 at http://members.surfbest.net/krob/lehman.html ) Susanna Lehman is the daughter of John Lehman and Gertrude Hoover (Huber).b3/16/1812 - d1/22/1886 Columbiana,OH - MOYER - On the 22d of Jan., at the house of her son-in-law, Peter Metzler, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Susanna, wife of Abram Moyer, aged 73 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 24th at Nold Mennonites's graveyard, where services were held by Joseph Bixler and Jacob Stauffer from Rom. 6:16. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and leaves a husband, now in his 90th year, five children and many friends to mourn her death. (Herald of Truth Feb. 15, 1886, p62) MOYER - On the 30th of Jan., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, at the residence of his son-in-law Peter Metzler, of the infirmities of old age, Abraham Moyer, aged 89 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was buried on the 2d of Feb. at Nold Mennonite's Meeting-house, where many friends and relatives were present. Services by Jacob Stauffer and Peter Basinger from John 14. Deceased was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. His wife, Susanna, was buried just six days before he died at which time he was up and around, but suffering from a bad cough and loss of appetite. He kept growing worse until death came on Saturday evening of the above date. (Herald of Truth Feb. 15, 1886, p63) Other children were Christian Moyer and Samuel Moyer.

·  YB132 - Henry Sell Yoder - b 1774 - d1816 -  mElizabeth Meyer   (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)

·  YB1321 - Abraham Meyer Yoder b12/6/1801 ¾d2/6/1865-mAnna Bechtel b8/7/1794-d10/4/1868

·  YB1322 - Samuel Yoder Sb1/19/1805 - d2/12/1845 40 years Bur: Saucon Mennonite Cem. (1st row, east side of Saucon Church, Tammy & Karolyn Roberts, 8/1998)

·  YB1323 - Henry Yoder b1810 - Remained single

·  YB1324 - Susanna Yoder b1810

·  YB133 - Susanna Sell Yoder - b4/27/1776 - d7/11/1861 - mJacob O. Stauffer -b1786 - d7/11/1839   (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  - bur: Upper Milford Men. Cem.   In the 1850 Census for Milford Twp., Bucks Co.,PA, Jacob O. Stauffer is listed.

·  Upper Milford Mennonite Cemetery: Susanna Joder wife of Jacob Stauffer 4/27/1776 - 7/11/1861

·  YB134 - John Sell Yoder - Nb6/11/1777 PA - d7/11 or 8/11/1866 - m Anna Geisinger Kauffman  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  (Daughter of Rudolph Kauffman & Elizabeth Geisinger) b3/16/1776 - d6/9/1843  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana,OH -Burial: Row3,S-N,n12; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - Bought land near Letonia,Salem Twp., Columbiana Co.,OH in 1817 and farmed. In 1850, his farm was worth $5100.

·  YB1341-Abraham Kaufman Yoder-N-b1/26/1802-d8/26/1826-Burial: Row3,S-N,n11; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) m12/9/1825 Catherine Wirick, Columbiana Co.,OH Bur: Nold Men. Cem.

·  YB1342-Samuel Kaufman Yoder-Eb6/19/1804 PA - d11/1/1835 Columbiana Co.,OH - Burial: Row3,S-N,n10; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - m11/1827 Columbiana Co.,OH (Ancestral Records) Margaret Holdeman-N (Daughter of Christian Holdeman & Christina Godshalk Buzzard) b11/17/1810(The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p73) New Britain Twp.,Bucks,PA -d3/30/1887 Elkhart Co.,IN - Burial: Olive Cem., near Wakarusa, Elkhart,IN - Note: Margaret m11/10/1836 Wayne Co.Oh 2Rev. Jacob Freed, Jr. (Non-Amish Index)b1796 VA - d1868. Note: Jacob Freed made the trip to Elkhart in the spring with the Weldy families in order to invest in land and then returned to OH to bring the entire families to this community. Jacob Freed was the first resident minister of the Holdeman Church. He had been ordained in Holmes Co.,OH about 1837, married as his second wife the widow of Samuel Yoder, Margaret Holdeman Yoder. In 1851, settled on a farm of 240 acres 1 1/2 miles south of Salem. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p73)

·  YB13421 - John H. YoderEb9/6/1828 Columbiana Co.,OH - d9/10/1902 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, H-14) - m12/13/1849 Columbiana Co.,OH Mary Shaum (Daughter of Rev. John Shaum & Sarah Buzzard) b5/15/1832 Chester Twp.,Wayne,OH - d4/13/1889 Elkhart Co.,IN (Ancestral Records) (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, H-12) - On the 13th of April, in Elkhart county, Ind., very suddenly of heart disease, Sister Mary, wife of Bro. John Yoder, aged 56 years, 10 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 16th at the Olive burying ground in the presence of probably the largest concourse of people that had ever gathered at that place. Funeral services by J.F. Funk and J.S. Coffman. Deceased was a daughter of the last minister Bro. John Shaum of Wayne county, Ohio. She was for many years an earnest sister and faithful worker in the church, and a bright example of faithfulness where duty placed in her hands something to do for the sake of Jesus, or for the welfare and happiness of God's children. She was deeply interested in the salvation of her children, especially in the last months of her life. But, suddenly, without an hour's warning she was called to her reward. May her children and friends imitate her virtues and trust as fervently in Jesus. - 14 children (Non-Amish Index) Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20: On Feb. 22nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., John, aged 3 yrs., 10 mos. and 8 days. Funeral sermon preached by Bro. Daniel Brundage from I Peter, 1: 24, 25. On March 4th, William Henry, aged 1 year and 20 days. Funeral sermon preached in the English language by brother Daniel Brenneman, from Matt. 18:3. On March 10th, Almyra, aged 13 yrs., 3 mos. and 8 days. Funeral sermon preached by bro. Daniel Brundage, in English and German, from John 5: 25-30. All of scarlet fever, and all children of John and Mary Yoder. As will be seen, they died within a space of three weeks and were buried, one on each of three consecutive sabbaths. Out of a family of nine children, (two of whom Isaiah and Samuel, died in Jan. 1857, and one, Abba, Sept. 9th 1862,) are thus left, three daughters to comfort and cheer the hearts of the afflicted and bereaved parents. The hand of the Lord sometimes seems to fall heavily upon his children; but "whom the Lord loveth be chasteneth." Heb. 12: 6. And with the afflicted Job may we also be able to say: "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1: 21. C. S. - Leetonia Reporter, 9/17/1902 -John Yoder born and reared at Midway, for many years now a resident of Elkhart, Indiana died at his home in Wakarusa recently.

·  YB134211 - Elmyra Yoder b12/2/1850 - d3/10/1864 Elkart Co., IN (Non-Amish Index) Died of Scarlet Fever. Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20: On March 10th, Almyra, aged 13 yrs., 3 mos. and 8 days. Funeral sermon preached by bro. Daniel Brundage, in English and German, from John 5: 25-30. Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20

·  YB134212 - Mary Elizabeth Yoder Eb4/19/1852 or 8/27/1893 d8/21/1885-mElkhart,IN 2/12/1878 (Elkhart Co.,IN Marrisages 1850-1920, 6-361) Isaac Christophel (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB134213 - Isaiah Yoder b1/9/1854 - d4/13/1857 (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB134214 - Sarah Yoder Eb4/24/1855 Elkhart Co.,IN - d11/11/1927 - m11/8/1873 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 4-130) Dea. Jonas A. Brubaker b1850-d1932 (Jonas came from Juniata Co.,PA in 1872 (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p89-90; Non-Amish Index #2) Note: They had four children. Jonas was ordained as a deacon which he filled for 46 years. His sister Anna was the mother of India missionary, Dr. William B. Page. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p89-90)

·  Gospel Herald Obits; Dec. 15, 1927 - V XX, No.37 - p 814, 815, Brubaker, Sarah, daughter of John and Mary Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 24, 1855. She was united in marriage to Jonas Brubaker Nov. 6, 1873. To this union were born two sons (William and John) and two daughters ( Mary Ann, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Harvey Cook). She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. She was found at the House of God whenever opportunity afforded. On OCt. 9, she was last privileged to attend worship and was then a participant of communion at the Olive church. Her husband was called to the office of deacon in 1886 and she faithfully performed her part in that service.The week following her last attendance at services she was taken bedfast and departed this life Nov. 11; aged 72 y. 6 m. 7 d. Ske leaves three children (Will and John and Mrs. Harvey Cook), five grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister (Mrs. Salome Gougwer), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Olive Church conducted by C. A. Shank and D. A. Yoder.

·  YB134215 - Samuel Yoder b7/30/1856 - d1/3/1857 (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB134216 - Samantha Yoder b3/31/1858 - d9/10/1883 - m12/9/1875 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 4-400) Emanuel Heruly) (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB134217 - John Yoder b4/18/1860 - d2/22/1864 Elkart Co.,IN of Scarlet Fever. - Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20: On Feb. 22nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., John, aged 3 yrs., 10 mos. and 8 days. Funeral sermon preached by Bro. Daniel Brundage from I Peter, 1: 24, 25. Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20

·  YB134218 - Abbie Yoder b10/17/1861 - 9/9/1862 (Non-Amish Index)Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20:

·  YB134219 - William Henry Yoder b2/13/1863 - 3/4/1864 Elkhart Co.,IN of Scarlet Fever. (Obit of William Yoder) Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20: On March 4th, William Henry, aged 1 year and 20 days. Funeral sermon preached in the English language by brother Daniel Brenneman, from Matt. 18:3. Herald of Truth,V I, N 4. Apr. 1864P 20

·  YB13421a - Margaret Salome Yoder b6/6/1864 (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB13421b - Nancy Ann Yoder Eb10/22/1865 Chester Twp.,Wayne,OH - d5/10/1899 - m2/28/1885 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 6-481) Cornelius O. Ehret (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB13421c - (Infant Boy) Yoder - b10/3/1867 - d10/3/1867 (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB13421d - Adam Yoder - b11/2/1868 Elkhart,IN - d2/14/1918 (Non-Amish Index) - m11/16/1889 Mary A. Shutts - YODER. - Adam. Son of John and Mary Yoder was born Nov. 2, 1868, in Elkhart Co., Ind. He spent most of his life in this vicinity. He was married to Mary A. Shutts Nov. 16, 1889, to which union were born two children (Charles C. and William M.). He was in the employ of the U. S. Government in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 1918; aged 49y. 3m. 12d. Six brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure two sons, their mother, three grandchildren, two sisters, and many relatives and friends. His sickness was pneumonia and of only 48 hours duration. Funeral conducted at the Olive Church by D.A. Yoder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 3/28/1918,p954-955)

·  YB13421d1 - Charles C. Yoder (Obit of Adam Yoder) b3/1892 - mFlossie Miller

·  YB13421d2 - William McKinley Yoder (Obit of Adam Yoder) b11/1893 - mNatalia Lymangrow

·  YB13421e - (Infant Boy) Yoder - b8/2/1874 - d8/2/1874 (Non-Amish Index)

·  YB13422 - Elizabeth Yoder Eb2/27/1830 Columbiana Co.,OH - d10/21/1914 at home, Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Non-Amish Index) - m11/6/1851Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920,1-526) Henry Smeltzer b11/17/1825 Manor Twp.,Lancaster,PA(Ancestral Records. - d11/2/1895 (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p70)(Henry came from Richland Co.,OH in 1849 with parents, Michael Smeltzer & Susan Rhodes, thus, being one of the early settlers [p22])

·  Gospel Herald Obits - November 5, 1914, page 519, 520 - Smeltzer.-Elizabeth Yoder Smeltzer was born in Homes Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1830; died at her home one mile north of Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 21, 1914; aged 84 y. 7 m. 24 d. She grew to maturity at the place of her birth, and about 1848 came to Indiana. On Nov. 6, 1851, she was married to Henry Smeltzer (who preceded her to the spirit world Nov. 2, 1895) and moved on the farm where she always resided until the time of her death. To this union were born 5 girls and 7 boys, 3 children having died when quite young. In the year 1852 she with her companion united with the Mennonite Church where she remained a consecrated member all her life. Those left to mourn her departure are 9 children (Jacob and Levi of Elkhart, Ind., Samuel, David, Anna Leatherman, and Lovina Johnson of Wakarusa, Ind., Saloma Locher of South Bend, Ind., Aaron and Ella Parcell of Nappanee, Ind. Moriah Brandon of Elkhart, who when a child was taken in the home where she grew to womanhood), 40 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Samuel Yoder of Elkhart), 2 sisters (Nancy Weldy and Christiana Landis of Wakarusa), and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by the brethren, David Yoder and Silas Weldy (text, Psa. 116:15), at the Olive Church, where many were gathered together to pay tribute unto one they loved. Burial in the cemetery adjoining. Mother is gone but not forgotten. Peace to her ashes.

·  YB13423 - Jacob H. Yoder Eb6/4/1832 Columbiana Co.,OH (Ancestral Records) - d9/25/1910 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart,IN Deaths, H-17)- m6/27/1852 1Anna Shriner (Ancestral Files) - m4/10/1861 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920,1-586) 2Barbara Shriner (Non-Amish Index) m3/14/1886 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920, 7-40) 3Elizabeth Christophel (Ancestral Records) Yoder.--Bro. Jacob Yoder died Sept. 25, 1910; aged 78 y. 3 m. 21 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, of which body he remained a faithful member until death. Services at the Olive Church (near Wakarusa, Ind.) by the brethren J. F. Funk, Geo. Lambert and David Yoder. Text, Eccl. 12:7, 13, 14. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three sons and three daughters to mourn his departure. (Gospel Herald, October 20, 1910, p463-464)

·  YB134231 - Susan Yoder b1854 IN

·  YB134232 - Lydia Ann Yoder bIN m11/1/1885 ElkhartCo.,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 6-568) John Hygema

·  YB134233 - Benjamin Yoder bIN - m8/17/1884 Elkhart Co., IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920,6-406) Lenah Teeter

·  YB134234 - Eliza Ann Yoder bIN - m? Elkhart Co., IN James B. Wogaman

·  YB134235 - John Yoder bIN - m? Kanaga

·  YB134236 - Barbara E. Yoder bIN

·  YB13424 - Nancy Anna Yoder Eb6/4/1832 Columbiana Co.,OH - d3/2/1919 at the home of Samuel Madlem. (Non-Amish Index) -m6/21/1849 Holmes Co., OH Abraham Weldy (Son of John Weldy & Anna Kitch)(Ancestral Records) b1827 - d1/29/1909 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Ancestral Records) - Note: In the spring 1851, Abraham, Nancy, and one child left Holmes Co.,OH for Elkhart Co.,IN. Besides them, they were accompanied by his father John Weldy & family, and his wife's sister Elizabeth. During November of this year, Elizabeth married Henry. During this year, the John Weldy family located in St. Joseph Co. In the Fall of 1851, the David S. Holdeman and the Jacob Freed families also joined the westward migration of the Mennonites, coming from Wayne Co.,OH, to Elkhart Co.,IN. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p70)

·  Gospel Herald, Apr. 3, 1919 - p 14, 15, 16, Weldy. - Sister Nancy (Yoder) Weldy was born June 4, 1832, in Columbiana Co., Ohio. She was united in marriage with Abraham Weldy June 21, 1849. Soon after this they united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member. In 1851 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., on the farm now owned by their son Amos. Being pioneers in the settlement of this country, they passed through many hardships, but remained on the same farm for 48 years. They moved to Wakarusa, and here her husband died Jan. 29, 1909. After his death she made her home with her daughter, Anna Hartman. She died Mar. 2, 1919 at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel Madlem. Her death was the result of a fall just two weeks before. She was the mother of 13 children, 92 grandchildren, 148 great-grandchildren. Of these remain to mourn her departure, 8 children (Anna Hartman, Emma Madlem, Jacob, John, Henry, Joseph, Levi, and Amos), 73 grandchildren, 134 great-grandchildren; also one brother, Pre. Samuel Yoder of Elkhart. She had. a great desire and expressed many a wish that her descendants should accept Christ, and that the kingdom of God be advanced. Services at North Union, conducted by J. S. Hartzler. Buried in the adjoining cemetery. Amos Weldy.


·  YB13425 -Preacher Samuel Yoder Eb5/2/1835 Starke Co.,OH - d3/12/1925 - Elkhart,Elkhart,IN (Non-Amish Index) - m4/22/1858 Grandy Co.,IL 1Elizabeth Woods b12/1/1840 OH - d11/16/1903 ,Elkhart,IN at age 62 (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, H-14) Note: Yoder had been ordained for the small congregation in the Mikesell Schoolhouse, Warren Twp., St. Joseph Co. six miles SW of South Bend in 1867 and stayed until 1885. . He and his family moved to Elkhart in 1885 after the 1879 murder of his son in St. Joseph Co. A splitoff congregation, being anti-Funk, of the Praire Street Congregation worshiped in the Elkhart Institute Building across the street from the meeting house, and Ministers Samuel Yoder and J. S. Hartzler ministered to them. In 1902, they reunited with the Praire Street group. He preached for forty years until 1925 here. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p192) The Prairie Street Cemetary had been part of Rev. Samuel Yoder's estate and was given to Elkhart to be used as a cemetary. Samuel previously had been the pastor of the Crumstown Mennonite Church. - m9/27/1905 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 14-180) 2Susan (Susy) Alsbaugh Lehman (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records])b3/19/1837 near Canal Winchester,OH - d4/24/1921 (Ancestral Records) Yoder. - Susan Olspaugh Yoder was born near Canal Winchester, Ohio, March 19, 1837; died Apr. 24, 1921; aged 83 y. 10 m. 15 d. She leaves (by a former marriage) two sons (Samuel W., M. D., and Lewis J. Lehman) and their families; also one sister, living in Ohio. In the autumn of 1904 she was married to Pre. Samuel Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., who also survives her, together with a number of other relatives and friends. In the earlier years of her life she united with the German Reformed Church, and later united with the Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member to the time of her death, which came very peacefully, as she said, "I will soon fall asleep in the arms of Jesus." She was a good mother to her family, and a faithful companion to her husband. Funeral services on Apr. 6 at the residence of her son, Lewis J. Lehman, by P. Unzicker, and at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church by John F. Funk, A. B. Yoder, and George Lambert. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the Prairie St. Mennonite cemetery.(Gospel Herald April 21, 1921,p63)

·  YB134251 - Alexander Yoder b1859 - d9/21/1879 20-7-16 St. Joseph Co.,IN - The family had purchased a farm in Crumstown,IN. A parcel of the land contained a field of freshly planted potatoes. The transaction included the crop of potatoes, the new owner, the father Samuel and family would be allowed to harvest the crop. In the fall, Alexander was sent to the field to dig the potatoes. One of the sons of the former land owner came along, and not knowing the particulars of the sale, began an argument that he was the rightful owner of the crop. The young man left and Alexander kept harvesting. The young man returned with a shot gun and shot Alexander in the stomach. Alexander died a day later. In the midst of all of her grief,Elizabeth Woods Yoder began making pies to give to the young man who had shot Alexander, and to his family. She was sure the young man would be feeling as bad about the incident as she was.(YNL Site)

·  YB134252 - Tabitha Yoder b1862 - d1/1864

·  YB134253 - Elmer Yoder b9/13/1864 - d1941 Shadynook Farm, Greene,South Bend,St.Joeseph,IN - mMary Catherine Larumadie b1869 - d1945 South Bend,IN - I Church of the Brethren - Burial: Sumption Prairie Cem.,Greene,St.Joseph,South Bend,IN

·  YB1342541 - Bernice Yoder b1894 - d1996 Nappanee,IN - mCharles Byers - Burial: Sumption Prairie Cem.,Greene,St.Joseph,South Bend,IN - Bernice & Charles had Jackson Greene Byers & George Eldon Byers and are also buried in the same cemetery.

·  YB1342542 - Raymond W. Yoder b1909 - d1991 St.Joseph,Green,IN (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

·  YB1342542 - Charles E. Yoder b1938 - St. Joseph.,Green,IN (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

·  YB134254 -Elmyra Myra) Yoder b1866 - d1931 - mWilliam Baker

·  YB134255 - Mary Jane Yoder b1868 - mGeorge Feerar - Resided at Williamsport, PA & CA.

·  YB134256 -George Yoder b1869 - mMamie Owen - Resided in CA

·  YB134257 - Anna Elizabeth Yoder b1871 - d1968 - Operated a girl's school in Italy. Professor in an IA college.

·  YB134258 - Della Yoder b1876 - d6/1894

·  YB1343-Susan Kaufman Yoder-b10/1/1805-d11/15/1845-mJacob Slotter

·  YB1344-Mary(Molly)Kaufman Yoder-b4/8/1807-mAndrew Zeigler

·  YB1345-John H. Yoder, Jr. -N -b10/1/1808 Greene Twp.,Franklin,PA-d7/13/1860 age 51y 9m 12d Burial: Row3,S-N,n7; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - mabt1830 Magdalena Hoover (Huber) (Daughter of David L. Huber & Esther Lehman) (HL1(12)2 Lehman html) b1/24/1810 Greene Twp.,Franklin Co.,PA - d2/21/1882 Columbiana Co.,OH of bronchitis & dropsy, age 72 yrs, 28d - Burial: Row3,S-N,n8; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - John & Magdalena moved to OH in 1818 (YNL) and farmed in Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., Oh and the farm was worth $6000. Farmed in Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana Co.,OH in 1850, the farm was worth $5700 at that time. (Note: Magdalena's sister, Mary Hoover 1808-1860, married the young minister Jacob Wisler 1808-1889 (Burial: YC East Cemetery, p107), who moved with six children from Mahoning Co.,OH; and Magdalena's sister, Anna (Anny) Hoover 1823-1888, who was the wife of Preacher Christian Christophel 1820-1883, with four-year old Katie, and one month old David (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p39). These two families traveled with the Preacher Jacob Christophel (Burial: 1868 YC East Cemetery, p107) & his wife Barbara Bare to IN and were the first settlers of 1848. Christian Christophel was ordained preacher at YC on March 25, 1872, and lived one mile from the Meeting House. He served 11 years until his death of a stroke. Meetings were held in houses and barns until the first meetinghouse could be put up in the summer of 1849, [Source: The Yellow Creek Mennonites; p20] The first congregation whcih was the Yellow Creek Church, the second church being the Holeman Congregation. They followed Sun Time, which is 30 minutes ahead of Standard time. p25 (See Lehman,Hoover,Wisler,Christophel families at http://members.surfbest.net/krob/lehman.html and see how they fit into the Yoder Family) Note: Magdalena's brother, Daniel (1821-1884) who married Rebecca Shank, was ordained as a deacon at YC, and was father of Deacon Noah S. Hoover. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41) YODER.- On the 21st of Feb., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of bronchitis and dropsy, Sister Magdalena Yoder, widow of the late John Yoder, aged 72 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 22nd at Nold Men. 's Meeting-house, where appropriate services were held by Henry Beery of Medina county. She leaves three sons, three daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. (Herald of Truth March 15, 1882 - page 93, 94) - An agreement was signed on January 6, 1849 by John Yoder,Jr.of Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana Co.,OH whereby he agrees to sell land to the OH and PA Railroad Co. (An early company that later became the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.) He also agrees to sell stone on either side of the land at a fair price. (Ebay Item)

The First Place of Worship - Holdeman CongregationE The first place of worship for the above people was later called the "Holdeman Congregation" and they met in the home of George & Anna (Eicher) Holdeman, sw of the village known as Salem (later changed to Wakarusa). By 1851, the Mennonite families there decided to erect a log meetinghouse. It was built se of the present Holdeman Meetinghouse in Olive Twp. The 1851 meetinghouse had two windows at the east and west ends, and three along each side; the measurements were bout 24 x 34 feet in size. The pulpit was a crude table at the east end supported by wooden legs which were set into holes bored into the plank. The simple seats were also without backs, slabs of wood into which holes were bored for the supporting legs. The congregation worshiped in this primitive building for the first quarter-century. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p73)

·  http://members.surfbest.net/krob/HoldemanChurch.jpg

·  The Holdeman members were usually buried in the Shaum (Olive) Cemetery. After Deacon Holdeman was no longer active, the Holdeman Meeting ordained Daniel Freed (1830-1897), the maternal grandfather of Bishop Ray F. Yoder of Salem. Freed had joined the Mennonite Church in Columbiana Co., OH in 1849, and then married Annie Nusbaum in 1852. They moved to Kosciusko Co., IN and two years later to Elkhart Co. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p74,75,76)





·  YB13451-David Yoder-N -b1/17/1833 OH -d3/9/1837 OH - Burial: Row3,S-N,n9; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH; Old Stone is now gone. (Cemetery Records)

·  YB13452-Nancy Yoder-N-b10/17/1836 OH-d11/22/1908 OH - single Burial: Row3,S-N,n4; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records)

·  Gospel Herald Obits., Dec. 12, 1908- V I, No.37 - p 590, 591, Yoder. - Nancy Yoder died Nov. 22, 1908, and was buried Nov. 24. Funeral services were conducted at the Leetonia Church by Jacob Tyson and Jacob Weaver. She was in her 73rd year and was a member of the (Wisler) Mennonite church for many years.

·  YB13453-Samuel J. Yoder-Eb4/16/1839 Columbiana Co.,OH-d10/24/1893 Elkhart Co., IN of Typhoid Fever. (Herald of Truth, Nov. 15, 1893, p358) -m10/6/1864-Elkhart Co.,IN (Index to Marriage Record Elkhart Co. 1850-1920 Inclusive Vol. V, Letters u-Z Inclusive 2:248) Mary C. Stull/Stoll (daughter of George Stull; parents born in Germany; Mary's Death Cert.; 1900 Census for Mary Yoder) - b7/5/1842 ,Ashland,OH (Obit) Ashland County was formed in 1846; in 1842 at the time of Mary's birth, it would have been a different county; Ashland was made from several counties. There were other Stulls in Orange Twp., Richland County which later became Orange Twp. of Ashland County) - d2/4/1903 Leetonia,Columbiana Co.,OH (Columbiana Co., OH deaths 1893-1908) at the home of her sister-in-laws (Obit)- Settled in Union Twp.,Elkart Co.,IN  - bur: Yellow Creek Cem.,Harrison Twp.,Elkhart Co,IN (Intersection of CR38 &CR11, west side of CR11. 4th row, plots 16 & 17 from the N. Roads: Take Hwy 119 S out of Goshen,IN towards Nappanee,IN. Turn Right at the settlement of Southwest on CR11 to the North approx. 2 miles)  Note:  The original town of Foraker was named after Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Harding Co., Ohio and located on the land of Samuel Yoder, which was located 1 mile east and 1 mile south of the present Foraker.  The Chicago and Canada Southern Railway bought land from Samuel Yoder & Jonas Kauffman (Burial: East Yellow Creek) in 1872.   Work was started on the Wabash Railroad  in 1891.  In 1893, Samuel and Jonas died, never seeing a train come through.  The railroad did not want to put the station in at Foraker, but a mile west and north, so it was decided to move the town.  The new town of Foraker was also built on land of Samuel Yoder once inhabited with frogs the greater portion of the summer season.  The old Foraker consisted of one store, which was built and operated by Noah Yoder, son of Samuel Yoder.  In the spring of 1893, Noah moved his store on a pair of skids and with the use of horses from Old Foraker to the new Foraker and Noah Kauffman then took charge of the store and run it for quite awhile.

YODER - On the 24th of October 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Bro. Samuel J. Yoder, aged 54 years, 6 months and 8 days. Buried on the 26th at Yellow Creek. Funeral services by D. Burkholder, J.S. Lehman and J.S. Coffman. Bro. Yoder was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, was married to sister Mary Stoll, with whom he had three children. He was an earnest, devoted Christian and will be sadly missed. His sickness was of but a few days duration. He died triumphant in the faith. May God comfort the bereaved sister and her family in their great affliction. (Herald of Truth - November 15, 1893 - Page 358, 359)

(Source:  The Foraker Truth, May 1,1925) - 2/2/1903 - Mrs. Mary Yoder of Nappanee, Ind.., widow of the late Samuel Yoder is lying in a low state of health at the home of the Yoder sisters with brain trouble. Since this went to type we received word that Mrs. Yoder has died. (Leetonia Reporter of OH contri. by Sam Detwiler) - 2/18/1903 John H. Yoder (YB13455) returned from Nappanee, Ind. last Thursday where he had accompanied the remains of Mrs.. Yoder, mention of whose sickness and death was made here last week. (Leetonia Reporter) - The 1900 Fed. Census for Union,Elkhart,IN lists Mary as living with her daughter, Gertrude (Mary) Anglemeyer and family.


This is the sign to the present Foraker. On April 27, 1893, the first freight train ran over the Wabash. It was a west bound freight No. 97; it had only a few cars, old hand brakes, link and pin couplers, and a small engine. (See http://www.fullnet.com/u/gkrob/mansson.html Nels Swanson for the inventor of the coupler that is still used today; my gguncle) On May 30, 1893 the first passenger train was run, eastbound, No. 54. The Foraker Station was opened for business this same year. The year 1893 was the boom year for Foraker. Buildings began to pop up every place, as is only natural for a new town. Noah Yoder erected a new store building on the corner now owned by H. Weaver. The store has changed hands many times during the history of Foraker. Noah operated a general merchandise store for a while, then Frank Archbolt put in a drug store, later Anthony Meyers had a grocery store, he sold it to P. B. Bolinger, who later sold out to H. S. Weaver. Next to the building; (You can see where they share the same wall in the picture below) Jacob Pletcher put up a store building in about 1895. He put in a stock of shoes, but did not stay in business long. Finally Noah Yoder took possession of this building, enlarging his store by cutting a large door through the walls between the buildings and throwing both rooms into one store. When Yoder sold out, the doorway was again closed up and Wm. Hollar put in a grocery store. (Source:  The Foraker Truth, May 1,1925) E


Mr. Miller and Mr. Yoder were the main stays at Foraker in its early history. Miller had a harness shop in the old building that sheltered the first store in Foraker. Miller and Yoder erected a building just south of the little old harness shop and after its completion, put in a stock of buggies and wagons. This building was later remodeled into a church as you can see below. (Source:  The Foraker Truth, May 1,1925) E


Going back to about 1894 or 1895, we find the first blacksmith shop just north of the railroad tracks on the west side of Main Street owned by John Detwiler, Sr. (b8/23/1897). Detwiler also put up one of the first dwelling houses on the east and west street, third house from the depot east. Detwiler and John O. Blenis put a cider mill next to the blacksmith shop and both did enormous business. Later, Detwiler sold out to Noah Yoder, who run the cider mill two seasons and then sold out to George Werntz, who moved the mill up to where it now stands. (Source:  The Foraker Truth, May 1,1925) E


Picture taken in 1937 when it was the George Werntz Cider Mill. Norris's 1928 Model A Ford Roadster stands by the Mill. Sam & Norris Hunsberger at the cider barrels. In 1937, 28,390 gallons of cider was made. (Source: Photo and Info of Charlotte Hess)E

Mr. Detwiler, Sr. moved to Kempster, WI with his family, also Noah & Susie Yoder, Emmanuel Kime, Lorento Kime, Earl & Sadie Elizabeth (Detwiler) Mishler (wife was daughter of John Detwiler, Sr.)(Antigo Daily Journal Obit, 12/22/1976), and Clarence Mishler. Also, Elmyra Detwiler (daughter to John Detwiler, Sr.) moved to WI, her husband being George Irish.

·  YB134531-Alpheus Yoder - Eb5/19/1867 OH -d1/18/1949 (Goshen Newspapers 1913-6:303)-m9/17/1893 Elkhart,IN (EL Co. IN Marriages 1862-1957 Book9p301,307) Barbara Pletcher (Dau. of H.P. Pletcher) b3/7/1866 Wood Co.,OH -d7/23/1913 (Elkhart Co. Deaths, H-17) New Paris, IN - Barbara came with her aprents from OH in 1882. Resided by Foraker, IN bur: Yellow Creek Cem.,Harrison Twp.,Elkhart Co.,IN - Gospel Herald - Aug. 7, 1913 - p 303, Yoder. - Sister Barbara Yoder, wife of Bro. Alpheus Yoder, died at the home of her parents, Bro and Sister H. P. Pletcher, five miles west of New Paris, Ind., July 23, 1913. She was born in Wood Co., Ohio, March [sic] 7, 1866. She came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1882, where she united with the Mennonite Church in 1891 and lived true to her Christian faith to the close of her earthly life. In 1893 she was united in marriage with Bro. Alpheus Yoder. To this union were born 4 children-two of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, 2 children, Eva and Glen, father, mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral was held on the afternoon of July 25, conducted by Bro. John Bare at the home and Bro. Paul E. Whitmer at the Yellow Creek Church. - Yoder, Alpheus, son of Samuel and Mary (Stull) Yoder, was born in Columbiana Co., OH, May 19, 1866; passed away at the home of his son on Jan. 18, 1949; aged 82 y. 7 m. 29 d. In the spring of 1869 he moved to IN with his parents, locating in Elkhart Co., and lived in the Foraker vicinity the rest of his life. On Sept. 17, 1893, he was united in marriage to Barbara Pletcher, who preceded him in death August, 1913. Surviving are one son Glenn, Elkhart, IN, one daughter Eva-Mrs.  Blosser, Foraker, IN, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers Cornelius, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Noah, Antigo, WI, and other relatives and friends. In young manhood he united with the Salem Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were in charge of F. E. Freed and R. F. Yoder. {Gospel Herald Obit, 3/1949}

·  YB1345311 - Gracie Yoder Eb3/9/1894 - d5/27/1895 Elkhart Co.,IN - Aged 8months & 24 days (Burial by parents) YODER. ­ On the 27th of May, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Gracie, daughter of Alpheus and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 8 m., 24 d. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 29th. Funeral services by Noah Metzler and J. S. Coffman. Text, "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." (Herald of Truth 6/15/1895, p190,191)

·  YB1345312 - Auther/Arthur Yoder Eb4/9/1897 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 5p77)- d5/1/1898 Aged 1 yr & 21 days (Tombstone says Auther; Burial by parents) Note: Both Gracie's & Auther's stones were broken and leaning against the parents stone. Have photo.

·  YODER.-At the residence of brother Henry Pletcher, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, on the 1st of May 1898, Arthur, only son of Alpheus and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 1 year and 21 days. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 3rd of May. Services by N. Metzler and J. F. funk, from Matt. 6:21. "Go to thy rest, fair child! Go to thy dreamless bed, While yet so gentle, undefiled, With blessings on thy head. Shall love, with weak embrace,Thy upward wing detain? No! gentle angel seek thy place, Amid the cherub band." (Herald of Truth 5/15/1898, p156, 157)

·  YB1345313 - Eva Yoder E - mManford Blosser (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records]) of Foraker, IN

·  YB1345314 -Glen Yoder E of Elkhart, IN

·  YB134532-Noah Yoder-Eb1/20/1868 Columbiana Co.,OH - d10/3/1953 Antigo,Langlade,WI-(Resided in Foraker, IN and was postmaster as well as building and operating the local Department Store) Following this: m10/12/1902 Marshall Co.,IN Susianna (Susie) Vining (daughter of Minor S. Vining & Rebecca Catharine Stooksberry) b6/17/1876 - d9/14/1942 Kempster,Langlade,WI - bur: Elmwood,Antigo,Langlade,WI Note: Owned & operated a farm, Loggers. Kempster,Langlade,WI-bur: Elmwood Cemetery,Antigo,WI (E on Forrest Ave. (S end of Town) off of Hwy 45 approx. 2 miles, S side of road.  Note:  Noah built and operated the only store, a General Store, in the old town of  Foraker.  After the railroad decided to build the train station a mile north and a mile west, it was decided that Foraker should be moved to the new site.  Noah moved his store on a pair of skids and with the use of horses from Old Foraker to New Foraker.  Noah Kauffman then took charge of the store.  Work trains began showing up.  On April 27, 1893, the first freight train ran over the Wabash--a west bound freight No. 97, had a few cars, old hand brakes, link and pin couplers, and a small engine.  (My great-great uncle Nils Svenson invented the car coupler that is still used today, see Mansson Genealogy) On May 30, 1893, the first passenger train was run, going eastbound No. 54.  Foraker Station was opened this same year.  In 1893, buildings began to pop up every where.  Noah Yoder erected a new store building on the southwest corner of the junction.  Noah operated a general merchandise store for awhile as well as was postmaster in the same building.  Another building was erected against his store, and later on Noah took possession of this building also, enlarged his store by cutting a large door through the walls between the buildings and throwing both rooms into one store.  When Yoder sold out, the door was blocked up and became two stores again.  There were living quarters above the store.  We don't know if Noah ever lived there.  Solomon Miller and Noah Yoder were the main stays at Foraker in its early history.  Solomon and Noah erected a building just south of the little old harness shop and after its completion, put in a stock of buggies and wagons.  Later, the building was made into a church.  Another friend of Noah's, John Detwiler had a blacksmith shop just north of the railroad tracks on the west side of Main Street.  Detwiler also put up the first dwelling house, ended up being the 3rd house east of the depot.  Detwiler and John Blenis put up a cider mill next to the blacksmith shop and did an enormous business.  Later, they sold the business to Noah Yoder who run the cider mill two seasons and then sold out to George Wernitz, who moved the mill.  Noah Yoder, John Detwiler, Emmanuel Kime, Lorento Kime, Earl Mishler, and Clarence Mishler then moved to Kempster, Wisconsin. (Sources: The Foraker Truth, v1,nII, May 1, 1925, & April 3, 1925, both issues found under the linoleum of an old house in good condition, only papers left of The Foraker Truth)

·  YB1345321 - Male Yoder - b9/16/1904 ,Langlade,WI - d9/16/1904 ,Langlade,WI at a few hours old with convulsions. (Langlade Co. Death Records, V2,p155) RH Factor. - Burial: Kempster Cem.

·  YB1345322 - Infant Yoder - b - d - RH factor

·  YB1345323 - Minor S. Yoder - b8/9/1909 ,Langlade,WI (Death Cert) - d7/7/1979 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Death Cert) - m ? ?

·  YB13453231 - Karolyn b1941 Type O Neg, RH baby

·  YB134533-Cornelius S. Yoder-Eb6/11/1870 IN - d3/9/1953-m1/17/1895 Elkhart,IN (Book10,p39) 1Anna Weldy b11/2/1873 St. Joseph Co.,IN -d5/9/1921 Nappanee,Elkhart,IN - Anna contributed to the 1875 building fund for the Holdeman congregation where a variety of congregations contributed. m9/9/1923 2Ella Rohrer b1/17/1896-d3/9/1953 - Yoder, Cornelius S., son of Samuel and Mary (Stull) Yoder, was born near Foraker, Ind., June 11, 1870. He had not been so well for the past six months and passed away on March 8, 1953; aged 82 y. 8 m. 27 d. He we converted in early years and was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, at the time of his death. On Jan. 17, 1893, he married Anna Weldy, who preceded him in death in 1921. One son (Elmer), and an infant daughter also preceded him. On Sept. 9, 1923, he married Ella Rohrer, who survives. Also surviving are a brother (Noah, Antigo, WI), 2 sons (Noah, Wakarusa, Ind., and Harold, South Bend, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Church, Nappanee, Ind., conducted by Manford Freed, Homer North, and D. A. Yoder, with burial in the South Union Cemetery. (Gospel Herald, 4/28/1953, p405,406)

·  Yoder. - Sister Anna Weldy, wife of Bro. C. S. Yoder, was born in St. Joseph county, Ind., Nov. 2, 1873; died at her home in Nappanee, Ind., May 9, 1921; aged 47 y. 5 m. 13 d. On Sunday, May 8, Sister Yoder attended Sunday school and church services and took her part as teacher of her class. On the following Monday she went about her work in her usual health when at about 8 o'clock she had a sudden stroke of paralysis which rendered her unconscious. At about 11:30 she expired without regaining consciousness. Her sudden demise was a great shock to all the relatives and friends in the community. She leaves a husband, 3 children (Martha, Noah and Harold) an aged father, and one brother and sister, besides many relatives and friends. Her motherly counsel and care in the home will be greatly missed. Sister Yoder became a member of the Mennonite Church at about 20 years of age and remained faithful to the end. She was always a ready worker in the Church, always finding her place among its various activities. Funeral services were held May 11, from the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, conducted by E. S. Mullet. Text, Matt. 24:44. It was the most largely attended funeral of any held in Nappanee for some time. Interment in the South Union Cemetery. (Gospel Herald - June 2, 1921 - page 174, 175)

·  YB1345331-Elmer Jacob Yoder (HL6(12)2331 of Lehman Files)b7/8/1896 (Elkhart Co.,IN Births v5,p71) - d4/20/1918 Nappanee,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, 3-12) - m7/21/1917 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920, 26-550) Florence Ruth Holderman of Wakarusa,IN - Yoder. Elmer, son of C. S. Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 8, 1896; died April 20, 1918; aged 21 y. 9 m. 12 d. Bro. Yoder took ill on Wednesday and although the best of medical aid was secured, he continued to fail until his demise the following Saturday. He united with the Mennonite Church at Nappanee, Ind., at about the age of 12 years, to which faith he remained faithful till death. He was always a willing worker in the Church in whatever capacity he could serve. On July 21, 1917, he was united in marriage to Sister Florence Holdeman of Wakarusa, Ind. Besides his companion, he leaves to mourn a father and mother, one sister, and two brothers. Funeral services at the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., and in charge of Brethren E. S. Mullet and S. L. Weldy. It was one of the largest funerals held in Nappanee for some time. May the Lord bless the bereaved relatives and friends. (Gospel Herald, 5/9/1918, p111,112)

·  YB13453311 - Elmer Jacob Yoder b4/24/1918 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Births v9,p55)

·  YB1345332-Martha Ellen Yoder b7/8/1896 Elkhart,IN or b2/8/1899 ,,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 5p97)- dabt 1990 Em12/8/1917 IN(The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p84) John Ohlen Smeltzer (H V1 p134) babt 1900 IN - dabt 1985 - J. Ohlen was drafted during World War I and spent time in prison as a "C.O." John was given a rough time in camp, and served time at Ft. Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p94)

·  YB1345333-Noah C. Yoder Em1/10/1920 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 29-30) Ruth I. Enders b10/11/1900

·  YB13453331 - John C. Yoder

·  YB1345334-Harold E. Yoder EmElla Flory

·  YB13453341 - Evelyn Yoder

·  YB1345335-Viola Yoder 2/8/1899 ,,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 5p97)E

·  YB134534-John S. Yoder-Eb12/8/1872 Union Twp.,Elkhart Co.,IN-d12/24/1872 ) bur: East Yellow Creek Cem. East side of CR11. Row 13, 9th plot from N end. (Inscription: John, son of S. & M. C. Yoder, D. Dec. 24, 1872, age 16d) (Record of The Old Yellow Creek Cemetery, Entry 286) - Obit - December 24th, in Elkhart county, Ind., JOHN S, son of Samuel and Mary YODER, aged 16 days. Services by C. and J. M. Christophel. (Herald of Truth, Mar.1873,p62)

·  YB134535-Gertrude Mary Yoder (Adopted) -Eb5/5/1878 IN (Census) - d6/8/1907 Union Twp.,Elkhart,IN of Consumption - m10/14/1897 Oliver S. Anglemeyer (Son of Franklin & Susannah Angelmeyer) b8/17/1871 Elkhart,IN - d3/6/1916 at age 44 at home - After Gerturde's death, Oliver married Mrs. Amanda Shaum. - (Gospel Herald Obits 4/6/1916, p13,14,15,16)

·  - Gertrude Anglemoyer Obit-On the 8th of June, 1907, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Sister Gertrude M. Anglemoyer, adopted daughter of Samuel J. and Mary C. Yoder and wife of Oliver Anglemoyer. She was the mother of five children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Her sorrowing husband and infant child survive to mourn her early death. Sister Anglemoyer was converted and united with the Mennonite church some years ago, and lived a consistent Christian life. May the Lord console the bereaved husband and relatives, and grant them a blessed reunion in the rest which remaineth for the people of God. Services were conducted by George Lambert. (Herald of Truth, Oct. 17, 1907, p 388)

·  YB13454-Jacob H. Yoder-N -b8/30/1841 OH - d2/5 /1905 Columbiana,OH at home Burial: Row3,S-N,n5; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) -m2/14/1867 Mahoning Co.,OH Elizabeth Lesher b9/30/1842 Franklin Co. PA - d11/15/1927 at the home of her son Levi near Leetonia,OH - by Pre. Reinhart- Burial: Row3,S-N,n5; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - Yoder.-On Feb. 5, 1905, at his home in Columbiana, O., Jacob H. Yoder; aged 63 Y., 5 M., 6 D. Bro. Yoder was afflicted with diabetes during the summer, but was able to be about his work until almost December, when a complication of diseases set in and his condition grew worse. On New Year Day he met with us in Sunday school and church services for the last time. He gradually grew weaker until the end came. Bro. Yoder was a faithful member of the Leetonia congregation for many years and his seat in God's house was seldom vacant. He was also actively engaged in Sunday school work and was, with one exception, the oldest teacher in the congregation. He will be greatly missed in the church as well as in the home. He is survived by his wife, a son, a brother, three sisters and many friends. Funeral at the Leetonia M. H., on Feb. 7th, conducted by D. S. Lehman from Acts 9:36, 37, and Allen Rickert from John 14:1, 2. The house was filled to overflowing by those who came to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved. The friends have the sympathy of their many friends in this sad hour of bereavement. (Herald of Truth 2/16/1905, p56)

·  Yoder.--Elizabeth Lesher Yoder was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Sept. 30, 1842; died at her late home with her son Levi, near Leetonia, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1927; aged 85 y. 1 m. 15 d. She was the fourth in a family of twelve children, all of whom preceded her in death, excepting Christian and Joseph Lesher. When she was yet quite young, her father and mother with their family moved from Franklin Co., Pa., to the home now occupied by Christ and Harman Lesher, where she grew to womanhood. On Feb. 14, 1867, she was united in marriage to Jacob H. Yoder. In this capacity Sister Yoder proved herself a sympathetic and helpful companion, cheerfully sharing the many sacrifices for the best interests of home, community and church. Two sons were born to this union; namely, Levi (with whom she was living) and Daniel who at the age of 5 preceded her in death. Since the death of her husband, which occurred 22 years ago, she lived in widowhood. Sister Yoder with her husband united with the Mennonite Church many years ago, both remaining faithful till bidden by the death messenger to go to their eternal home. Sister Yoder comes from a sturdy Pennsylvania family. She held a vital interest in the church and community. Her memory which served her remarkably well to the last, enabled her to intelligently converse with those whose good fortune it was to come in contact with her. She was ready to go, and was looking for the evening star to appear. Brief funeral services were held at the home and at the Leetonia, Ohio, Mennonite Church in charge of A. J. Steiner, I. B. Witmer, and David Lehman. Text, Jno. 11:25, 26. Burial in the Leetonia Mennonite Cemetery. (Gospel Herald 12/8/1927, p799,800)

·  YB134541 - Levi Yoder b8/13/1870 near Leetonia,OH - d at the home of his brother-in-law, Bishop A. J. Steiner - Burial: Midway Church Cem. - m6/1/1915 Mary Eva Witmer b8/16/1872 near North Lima,OH - d4/22/1922 North Lima,OH (no children) They were married only seven years when Mary died. Mary was buried in the Midway Church Cemetery, OH - Leetonia Reporter, 3/21/1905 Levi Yoder of Midway, sold a fine draft horse to S.S. Groner in Leetonia. - 6/25/1907 William Howe is a helper on the Levi Yoder farm. - 6/25/1907 Levi Yoder is having his barn painted red by Henry Oehrle. - 7/2/1907 A large corn crib has been built on the Levi Yoder farm. Henry Oehrle is the carpenter, William Howell the boss architect and Levi Yoder the assistant architect. (I think this was an attempt at humor; Sam Detwiler) Yoder.-Levi, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lesher) Yoder, was born near Leetonia, 0., Aug. 13, 1870; died at the home of his brother-in-law, Bishop A. J. Steiner, following a few days illness from heart trouble and other complications; aged 66 y. 6 m. 5 d. He was the only surviving member of the family, his father preceding him in death Feb. 5, 1905, his mother, Nov. 5, 1927, and one brother (Daniel), Oct. 5, 1874. He was united in marriage to Mary Whitmer of North Lima, 0., June 1, 1915, who also preceded him in death April 22, 1922. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man, with which church he held his membership till death. He had a very tender conscience and a sincere desire to be true to the Lord in every endeavour for right. He served the Leetonia Mennonite Church as a trustee for many years and contributed freely to all enterprises of Church work, especially in lines of missions and charities. In the morning of the day he died he conversed cheerfully with those who were caring for him, saying that the doctor had told him some time ago that in one of these heart attacks he is liable to go, but smilingly remarked, "That does not worry me." He appeared ready to go. In a few hours he drifted into unconsciousness and shortly after midnight he passed on to his eternal reward, It may be a point of interest to his many friends to hear that he, through a will, remembered the three Mennonite churches locally with a liberal donation, as well as the General Mission Board, Goshen College, and Orphans' Home at West Liberty, 0. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church Feb. 21, 1937, with Brethren S. A. Yoder, I. B. Witmer, and David Lehman in charge. Burial in adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 4/1/1937 V.XXX no1,p14,15)

·  Obit- Yoder.--Mary Eva Yoder, nee Whitmer, was born Aug. 16, 1872, near North Lima Ohio; died near the same place April 22, 1922; aged 49 y. 8 m. 6 d. In June 1915, she was married to Levi Yoder of Leetonia, Ohio. In a little less than seven years this union was broken by her death. She is survived by her husband, mother-in-law, aged father, one brother (Paul E. Whitmer) and one sister (Mrs. A. J. Steiner) and five nephews, besides many other friends and relatives. Mary was a constant sufferer for more than a year but was able to care for herself most of the time until a few days before her death. During this long period of suffering she found her Savior increasingly precious to her and the source of her strength and hope, who alone made her suffering bearable. She was fully resigned to her Master's will relative to her sickness and death. She took a great interest in every one, especially her family, friends and relatives including her five nephews. Funeral at the Midway Church, Brethren I. W. Royer and I. B. Witmer officiating. Text, Psa. 34:19. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald,11 May 1922, p 127 )

·  YB134542 - Daniel Yoder - d10/5/1874/1, died at the age of 5y 7m 11d.. (Obits of Elizabeth Lesher Yoder & Levi Yoder) Burial: Row3,S-N,n13; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records)

·  YB13455-John H. Yoder-N -b4/21/1844 Columbiana Co.,OH-d11/12/1921 at the home of Wm. Compton of the same area, age 77 single-bur: R3,s-N,n2;Burial: Row3,S-N,n3; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp., Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records) - Leetonia Reporter Articles of OH on John H. Yoder (YB13455) - 4/27/1900 JHY has employed Abram Hall for the summer. - 5/11/1900 JHY was at Greenford(Ohio) Tuesday. 9/7/1900 - JHY is building a new house. - 1/18/1901 Carpenters are now finishing JHY's new house. - 3/8/1901 Warner & Warner are moving their sawmill to the farm of JHY, to saw lumber for a new barn. - 4/5/1901 Warner & Warner finished sawing lumber for JHY's barn. - 4/5/1901 JHY sold his fat cattle to E.H.Ziegler. - 4or5/10/1901 G.W. Armstrong, of Lisbon is raising the barn for JHY today. - 5/17/1901 JHY bought a horse from C.W.Lodge. - 7/31/1901 JHY is the owner of a new Milburn wagon - 7/31/1901 George Kridler has been the assistant carpenter at JHY new barn the past week. - 8/14/1901 JHY's barn is being built by John H. Heckler. There were more mentions of JHY visiting people and traveling on business. - 2/3/1904 JHY broke his leg hauling logs. - 10/5/1904The oil well drilled on JHY's farm is a duster (no good). - 10/5/1904 George Bush is enlarging JHY's straw shed. - 2/12/1907 John H Yoder and sisters went to New Springfield to visit their cousin, Mrs.. Shearer - 5/22/1907 A company has been prosecting the sand of the Gilbert farm and has secured the right of way through John H. Yoder's farm for the switch to the PFW&C RR. - 4/22/1908 The Natural Gas Company is pulling the drive pipe from the well on John H. Yoder's farm. The well is some 4 years old. - 5/13/1908 John H. Yoder and Jacob L. Weaver left yesterday for a weeks visit to Elkhart, Ind. - Gospel Herald, Jan. 26, 1922, p 846, 847, Yoder - John Yoder was born in Columbiana Co., O., May 21, 1844; died at the home of Wm. Compton, near the same place, Nov. 12, 1921; aged 77 y. 5 m. 21 d. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death and 1 sister (Mary) remains to mourn his departure. He was afflicted with blindness about six years, but enjoyed reasonable health until the last. Death came suddenly caused by heart trouble. He was a member of the Wisler Mennonite Church. He was very charitable, ready to help those in need. Funeral services at the Leetonia Church in charge of Brethren Daniel Martin, I. B. Witmer and Jacob Burkhart. Text, Luke, 19:10. Interment in nearby cemetery.

·  YB13456-Sarah Yoder-N -b7/13/1846 OH-d4/16/1916 single - Burial: Row3,S-N,n3; Nold Men. Cem.,FairfieldTwp.,Columbiana,OH (Cemetery Records)

·  YB13457-Mary Yoder-N -b5/10/1849 OH-d9/1925- Row 3, S-N 1st Nold Men. Cem.,OH

·  YB1346-Nancy (Anna)Yoder-b2/11/1812-d9/2/1882 ,,Wayne,OH - mAmos Holdeman-of Wayne Co., OH - d12/29/1888 ,,Jasper,MO - HOLDEMAN.-On the 2nd of Sept. 1882, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nancy, wife of Amos Holdeman, aged 70 years, 6 months and 21 days. She lived a married life over 53 years, and was the mother of 9 children. She was buried at the Mennonite burying ground where funeral services were held by Henry Beery, Isaac Good and others. She suffered much bodily affliction for many years, and had many severe spiritual trials, but through them all, and notwithstanding the strong efforts that were made to lead her to deny the faith she had covenanted to abide in, she remained faithful in the religion of her fathers unto the end of her life, He that is faithful unto death shall obtain a crown of life. (Herald of Truth, January 1883 p12,13) - HOLDEMAN - On the 29th of December, in Jasper county, Mo., of paralysis, Amos Holdeman, formerly of Wayne county, Ohio, aged nearly 81 years. He was buried on the afternoon of the 30th. Services by Henry Herr, ? Frank and Amos Seider. (Herald of Truth January 15,1889,p30,31)

·  YB1347 - Peter K. Yoder-b11/10/1813-PA Moved to Salem Twp.,Columbiana Co.,OH in 1826 (YNL). Lived near parents and brothers - mMary Knapp/Knopp

·  YB13471 - Solomon Yoder

·  YB13472 - Joel (Joseph) Yoder

·  YB13473 - Jacob (David) Yoder b4/15/1850 Mahoning Co.,OH - d10/11/1919 Falls City,NE - Lovina Lesher - Moved to Richardson Co.,NE

·  YB134731 - Frances Yoder b2/9/1873 OH - d11/3/1888 in a farm accident

·  YB134732 - Euphema Yoder bOH

·  YB134733 - Willis Yoder b9/1879 NE

·  YB134734 - Lottie Yoder b1/1881 NE

·  YB134735 - Dallas Yoder b8/1882 Falls City,NE - d1941 Falls City,NE - mGoldie Pearl Cook b12/13/1886 - 9/2/1970

·  YB134736 - Vera Yoder b8/1894

·  YB13474 - Rebecca Yoder

·  YB1348-Jacob Yoder-b10/29/1816 PA- d3/25/1900 Leetonia,OH m4/26/1846 Columbiana Co.,OH Elizabeth Lehman b12/1/1819 - d2/29/1892 PA - A farmer in Salem Twp.,Columbiana Co.,OH in 1850. His farm was worth $6800 in 1860. (OH 1860 Census, p411)

·  YB13481 - Mary Yoder-bOH

·  YB13482 - Anna Yoder-bOH - m12/17/1874 Mahoning Co.,OH John Blosser

·  YB13483 - Barbara Yoder-bOH - mAl Otto

·  YB13484 - John L. Yoder- b9/1/1855 OH - d4/2/1940 - m12/30/1886 Columbiana Co.,OH Mary Nold Men. - Leetonia Reporter, 2/19/1902- John L. Yoder family is quarantined with scarlet fever.

·  YB134841 - Ada Yoder - Leetonia Reporter, 2/6/1912 Miss Ada Yoder from north of Columbiana is helping Mrs John L. Wisler during her illness.

·  YB13485 - Elizabeth Yoder - bOH

·  YB13486 - Sarah Yoder

·  YB13487 - Jacob Yoder b7/18/1865 Columbiana,OH - d8/25/1837 Columbiana,OH - mKatie Basinger

·  YB135 - Abraham Sell Yoder (Joder)S - b10/20/1780 - d9/9/1834 at 53 jahrs (read Tombstone,Tammy & Karolyn Roberts)- mEva Gehman (dau. of Abraham Gehman & Franey ? of Lower Milford Twp.)(Abstract File #5398? Bk10/p371 Abraham Gehman) b6/20/1791 - d9/3/1834  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  -  Bur: Saucon Cemetery (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB1351 - David G. Yoder b2/26/1822 Lehigh,PA - d4/11/1901 Lehigh Co.,PA - mSusanna Kauffman b8/11/1825 - d9/11/1901(Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB13511 - Samuel K. YoderE b1847 - d1917 near Elkhart,IN - m12/2/1872 Bridget O'Harrow (Non-Amish Index #2) b12/11/1849 - d4/12/1907 Bristol,Elkhart,IN at age 57 (Elkhart Co. Deaths, H-15)Yoder.-Bridget O'Hara Yoder, wife of Samuel K. Yoder, was born Dec. 11, 1849; died April 12, 1907; aged 57 Y., 4 M., 1 D. She was married to S. K. Yoder, Dec. 2, 1872, who, with four children, survives her. About three years ago they moved from Coopersburg, Pa., to Elkhart Co., Ind., and made their home with their daughter. She was a child who never knew the care of father or mother, but was reared in a good Christian home, that of Pre. Abel Straun of Coopersburg, Pa., where the writer also was partly brought up from childhood to manhood, and we were considered as brother and sister and members of one family. She always had the best record as an honest and honorable woman. In early life she sought the Lord and was a constant attendant at church services. (Herald of Truth, August 15, 1907, page 298, 299)

·  YB135111 -Lillie Yoder b1874

·  YB135112 - John O. Yoder b1876 - mSusan Dice b1886

·  YB135113 - Frank O. Yoder b1879 - mLavilla Z. Eisenhard b1882 - d1941

·  YB135114 - David O. Yoder b1881 - mAddie E. Eichelberger b1900

·  YB13512 - Anna Elizabeth Yoder b1851 - dApr.1860 (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB13513 - Henry K. Yoder b8/12/1853 Lehigh Co.,PA - d7/23/1940 Lehigh,PA (Non-Amish Index #2) - m1876 Eliza Ann Boehm (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records]) b12/1/1853 - d9/6/1931 Lehigh Co. - Burial: Springfield Church of Brethren

·  YB135131 - Martha J. Yoder b8/1880 - d1962 - m1901 Howard E. Breisch b3/1876 - d1972

·  YB135132 - Mathilda Yoder b4/1886 - d12/1946 - mLeo Weider b1877 - d1972

·  YB135133 - Susan Yoder (died young)

·  YB135134 - William Henry Yoder b6/27/1892 Lehigh Co. - d12/27/1968 Lehigh Co. - m12/7/1912 Lehigh,PA Emma E. Moatz b8/14/1895 - d11/11/1988

·  YB13514 - Matilda K. Yoder b1858 - d1903 - mJohn H. Ackerman (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB13515 - Mary Ann Yoder b1/11/1862 - mQuintus Musselman (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB13516 - Emma K. Yoder b1864 - d1954 - mHenry M. Landis (YB1353) (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB13517 - William Yoder b1868 - mJennie Musselman (Non-Amish Index #2)

·  YB1352 - Susanna Yoder b - mEphriam Zuck - Moved to IN

·  YB1353 - Abraham G. Yoder Eb5/27/1831 - d4/12/1884 - m4/13/1854 Mahoning Co.,OH Nancy B. Yoder (YB1377) b4/24/1825 PA - d4/12/1884 - Moved to IN. Burial: Olive Cemetery,Elkhart,IN - Moved from Mahoning Co.,OH to Locke Twp.,Elkhart Co.,IN in 1865.

·  YB13531 - Nathan Yoder bOH (died young)

·  YB13532 - Malinda Yoder b6/8/1857 OH - d10/12/1929 - m9/6/1885 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 6-547) Abraham Lincoln Nittero b5/3/1861 - d8/1/1950

·  YB13533 - Elizabeth Yoder b4/9/1859 OH - d7/1949 - m11/14/1880 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920, 5-453) Isaac Moyers b1859 - d1940

·  YB13534 - Amos Yoder b1869 - d8/28/1890 - mNancy ?

·  YB13515- 8 - Infants Yoder (Several infants buried at Midway,Mahoning,OH)

·  YB136 - Maria Sell Yoder - b12/2/1783 - d1849 -  mMichael Landis -b 1767- d1839  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  

·  YB137 - Peter Sell Yoder - b7/16/1786 - d1/15/1861 Midway,Mahoning,OH - mElizabeth Brunner b4/28/1793 - d3/21/1867  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  - Arrived in OH in 1826. On the 20th of March, in Beaver Township, Mahoning Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, MALINDA, widow of John H. BIXLER. On the following morning, near the same place, at the residence of her son, ELIZABETH YODER, Grandmother of the above, and widow of Peter Yoder, dec'd. aged 73 years, 10 months, and 24 days. She was long a member of the Mennonite Church, and for more than five years constantly confined to her bed, and seldom able to speak audibly. Often, when hearing of a death, she expressed ardent desire to be released also; yet she bore her severe affliction with patience and resignation. They were both buried on the 22nd, the former immediately after the latter. Funeral services were delivered by the brethren Jacab Culp and Samuel Good,  from Rev., 21:1-8. John H. Yoder. (Herald of Truth May 1867, p79)


·  YB1371 - Lewis B. Yoder - b11/9/1814 Oversaucon Twp.,Lehigh,PA- d12/10/1906 Midway,Beaver Twp.,Mahoning,OH at 92 years - m12/7/1837 by Preacher Sonnedecker Sarah Detwiler (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records]) bc1818 - d1900 - Burial: Midway Meetinghouse Cem. - Leetonia Reporter, 11/20/1901-At the public sale of Lewis Yoder(YB1371) an ancient clock, more then 100 years old, sold for $101.50 to A.R. Grove. - Leetonia Reporter, 1/8/1902 - Leetonia Reporter, 12/19/1906 The funeral for Lewis Yoder was last Friday at Midway Mennonite Church. Several families from here (Greenford) attended. - Sarah(Detwiler) Yoder died Thursday, she was 85 years old. - Leetonia Reporter, 12/16/1903 - Lewis Yoder is sick with pneumonia. He is in his 90th year. Yoder.-Lewis Yoder was born Nov. 9, 1814, in Oversaucon Twp., Lehigh Co., Pa.; died Dec. 10, 1906, in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio; aged 92 Y., 1 M., 1 D. When twelve years of age he moved with his parents to Beaver township, of which he was a resident until death. On Dec. 7, 1837, he was married to Sarah Detwiler by Pre. Sonnedecker, to which union were born three daughters and six sons. After sixty-four years of married life his wife died. Two daughters (Mary and Elizabeth), four sons (Peter Thomas, Manassa and Fremont) preceded him in death. Of the three remaining children, two (Henry D. Yoder and Hannah Martin) reside in Mahoning Co., Ohio, and Joseph D. in Newton, Kan. Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren are living. Early in married life he and wife united with the Mennonite church, to which they remained faithful until death. His seat in church was seldom vacant when able to attend. One of his grandchildren, Minnie Reichard, with her husband, is a missionary in India, in the United Brethren church. He was confined to his bed in a sitting posture since March 6, 1906. While the body was gradually growing weaker he never complained, but expressed his desire that the Lord should take him home. His memory was remarkably good for one of his age. Buried at Midway Meetinghouse, Dec. 14, where funeral services were conducted by David S. Lehman and Allen Richert, Text, Gen. 25:8. (Herald of Truth, Jan. 3, 1907, p 9 )

·  YB13711 - Mary Yoder - (died young)

·  YB13712 - Peter D. Yoder - m? ? - died at age 24

·  YB137121 - Alice Yoder - m? Steiner

·  YB13713 - Joseph D. Yoder b5/29/1842 Mahoning,OH - d12/19/1915 Kiowa Co.,CO . m4/9/1865 Mahoning,OH Lydia Mellinger b5/31/1841 OH - d2/17/1915 Kiowa Co.,CO- resided at Newton,KS

·  YB137131 - Willis Yoder b1806 OH (died as an infant)

·  YB137132 - Edwin Yoder b1/26/1867 OH - d1945 Santa Anna,Orange,CA - Single

·  YB137133 - Franklin Yoder b1869 OH - d1892 Reading,Shasta Co.,CA - Single

·  YB137134 - Missionary Mary Jane Yoder b8/31/1871 Beaver Falls,Beaver,PA - d3/19/1943 Pasadena,CA - m1/8/1903 Canton,McPherson,KS Missionary Norman Reichard - Missionaries in India

·  YB137135 - Clarence Theodore Yoder b11/17/1873 Beaver Falls,Beaver,PA - d8/9/1964 Rocky Ford,Otero,CO - mOtero,CO Lorena D. Jones

·  YB137136 - Oliver Yoder b10/24/1877 Mahoning Co.,OH - d3/28/1908 Harvey Co.,KS - Single - Buried: Newton,KS

·  YB137137 - Francis R. Yoder b8/31/1879 Mahoning Co.,OH - d3/30/1951 Santa Anna,CA - mOskaloosa,IA Mabel Nicholson

·  YB137138 - Harvey A. Yoder b3/19/1880 Mahoning Co.,OH - d10/1900 McPherson Co.,KS - Buried: Spring Valley Twp - Single

·  YB137139 - Ira J. Yoder b8/27/1881 Mahoning Co.,OH - d10/1900 McPherson Co.,KS - Single - Reports are that Harvey & Ira died together in a farm accident and were buried at the same time.

·  YB13713a - Sarah Melissa Yoder b8/22/1885 Hesston,Harvey,KS - d4/29/1970 CA - Buried: Inglewood,CA - m1/16/1912 Hesston,Harvey,KS Thomas H. Dunlavy, Jr.

·  YB13714 - Elizabeth Yoder - m? - No children.

·  YB13715 -Hannah Yoder - mSolomon Martin - Resided in Mahoning Co.,OH in 1906

·  YB13716 -Henry D. Yoder - b9/27/1856 - d10/6/1916 - mEva Blower - Resided in Mahoning Co.,OH in 1906

·  YB13717 - Fremont Yoder - (died at age 3)

·  YB13718 - Manassas Yoder - (died young)

·  YB13719 - Thomas D. Yoder - (stayed single)

·  YB1372 - Abraham Yoder - b7/3/1819 PA - mElizabeth Nold Men. (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records])

·  YB13721 - Katharin Yoder - b9/14/1844 - d8/28/1912 Midway,Lewiston,OH - m4/20/1869 Isaac Flohr

·  YB13722 - Ann Yoder - b7/20/1846 - d3/3/1858 Lewiston,OH

·  YB13723 - William (Abraham) Yoder - b6/3/1848 - d12/21/1928 Falls City,NE - m6/10/1869 Mahoning,OH Harriet Grove - Burial: Falls City,NE

·  YB137231 - Irvin Yoder - bOH

·  YB137232 - George Yoder - bOH

·  YB137233 - Noah Yoder - bOH - mRose Baker

·  YB137234 - Henry Alpheus Yoder - bOH - m 1Della Foos - m 2??

·  YB137235 - Homer Yoder - bOH - mNellie Wheeler

·  YB137236 - Abraham Yoder - mMabel Everett

·  YB137237 - Alice Yoder - mLloyd Sweargin

  YB13724 - Noah Nold Men. Yoder b1/11/1850 North Lima,OH - d4/7/1915 Wadsworth,OH of heart trouble - Burial: Woodlawn Cem. - m4/11/1875 Susannah Markly Overhold (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V1,p70) - b2/3/1852 - YODER, Noah N., born January 11 1850 in North Lima, the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Nold Men. ) YODER, a retired farmer, resided 322 College St., Died April 7, 1915 of heart trouble, age 65, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, married April 11, 1875 to Susannah Markly OVERHOLT, wife and 5 children survive. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 4/4&15/1915) - 1900 Medina,OH Census lists Noah & Susan, with Enos, Lizzie, and Harry living at home.

  YB137241 - Dr. Isaac (Ivan) Yoder - b12/30/1875 River Styx,Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V1,p70) - d7/12/1934 Clevelanda,OH - Burial: Lakewood Menn. Cem. - m 1Flora Herr d1911 m 2Bertha Zigler of Seville - YODER, Dr. Ivan I., born in River Styx, Died in Cleveland Thursday, age 58, buried Lakewood Memorial Cemetery, son of Mrs. Susan YODER, survived by his widow, Bertha Zigler YODER, a former Seville girl, his mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 7/19/1934, p8)

  YB137242 - Harvey O. Yoder - b11/6/1877 Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V1,p87) mMayme Robinson

  YB137243 - Enos Uncr Yoder - b3/17/1881 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V1,p109) - mMargaret Lila Kindig

  YB137244 - Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Yoder - b1/2/1882 Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V1,p119) - mGilbert Holzer

  YB137245 - Henry Harrison (Harry) Yoder - b10/1888 /Guilford,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867-1908,V2,#9060) - d8/1/1964 Concord,OH - m4/8/1917 Wadsworth,OH Margery Eliza Dannley b 5/9/1892 - d7/31/1978

  YB13725 - Jacob N. Yoder - b4-30-1852 - d12-11-1925 Los Angeles,CA - m5/5/1887 Columbiana,OH Jennie Holloway b

  YB137251 - Ray Yoder - b1888 - mHelen Cooper

  YB137252 - Arthur Yoder - b1889 - d1939

  YB13726 - Owen N. Yoder - b4/7/1854 N. Lima,OH + d11-11-1886 E. Lewiston,OH - m2-21-1874/8 N. Lima,OH Sevilla Mentor/Muster b12/9/1847 - d1943

  YB137261 - Manford H. Yoder – b6/24/1879 Wadsworth Twp.,Medina ,OH – m b9/9/1902 Clara Belle Smith b8/23/1877 OH (Raye Kanzenbach)

YB1372611 – Marion Lucille Yoder – b10/9/1906 Warren,Trumbull,OH – d4/21/1994 Westlake,CuyahogaCo.,OH (Raye Kanzenbach)

YB1372612 – Martha Jean Yoder – b1/5/1914 Cleveland,Cuyahoga,OH – d10/5/2001 Westerville,DelawareCo.,OH (Raye Kanzenbach)

  YB137262 - Clinton Yoder b8/5/1880 WadsworthTwp.,Medina,OH – 3/6/1903  - m2/18/1903 Mertie Ella Jones b12/19/1877 (Raye Kanzenbach)

  YB137263 - Pearl May Yoder b4/4/1882 WadsworthTwp.,Medina,OH – d6/12/1918 – m11/9/1901 Harry C. Stainfield b5/7/1875 OH – d6/2/1960 Ashtabtabula,OH  Children are: Elmer James Stainfield, Alice Pearl Stainfield, Hazel May Stainfield, & Erma Luella Stainfield. (Raye Kanzenbach)

  YB137264 - Carl Minter Yoder - b7/4/1885 WadsworthTwp.,Medina,OH - d9/28/1944 Lakewood,Cuyahoga,OH - m10/17/1907 Salem,OH Bertha Leoara Cobbs b10/8/1886 OH - d9/12/1948 Lakewood,Cuyahoga,OH  – Founded the Yoder Co. In Cleveland in 1910 (Raye Kanzenbach)

  YB1372641 – Mildred Lucille Yoder – b9/28/1912 Cleveland,Cuyahoga,OH – d4/30/1980 Lakewood,Cuyahoga,OH – m4/25/1942 Lakewood,OH Edmund Herbert Kanzenbach b12/24/1915 Portage,Columbia,WI – d10/1/1979 Lakewood,Cuyahoga,OH (Raye Kanzenbach)

      YB1372642 – Doulgas Owen Yoder –b3/18/1918 Cleveland,Cuyahoga,OH – d12/18/1992 Lakewood,Cuyahoga,OH – m2/15/1947 Ruth Georgia Reuter b8/5/1922 Lakewood,Cuyahoga.OH – d6/9/2004 Apache Junction,,AZ (Raye Kanzenbach)

  YB13727 - Abraham N. Yoder b7/8/1856 - d8/6/1911 E Palestine,OH - m1897 1Harriet Legro Libby - m1902 2Lillian Alice Greiner - 6/25/1907- Mr. & Mrs. A. N. Yoder of Butte City, MT are visiting friend and relatives in East Palestine and Beaver township.

  YB13728 - Peter N. Yoder b12/7/1858 - d4/22/1952 - m12/14/1882 Medina Co.,OH Mary M. (Marion) Smith - b7/1858 OH (1900 Census) Buried: Spring Grove Cem.,Medina,OH (Medina C.H. & Obit Records) - 1900 Census, Medina,OH lists Peter, Mary, Emma, Hallie, Homer, & Helen; Peter is a Shoe Merchant.

  YB137281 - Emma May Yoder b2/1/1884 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V2,#6621) - mHarry J. Ludwig

  YB137282 - Halcyon (Hallie) Alma Yoder b6/4/1886 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V2,#8254) - Single

  YB137283 - Dr. Homer P. Yoder b1/20/1889 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V2,#9062) - mCatherine Dunn - Resided at Cleveland,OH - Homer was a dentist.

  YB137284 - Helen Elizabeth Yoder b3/18/1893 Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908,V2,#10623)

  YB13729 - Enos Yoder - b1/5/1861 N. Lima,OH - d12/2/1944 E. Palestine,OH - m10/26/1892 Rose Ann Greiner - b11/7/1863 Unity,OH - d6/5/1958 E. Palestine,OH - Resided in E. Palestine,OH

  YB137291 - Helen Yoder - b1893

  YB137292 - George Clayton Yoder - b1894 - d1895

  YB137293 - Leonard G. Yoder - b6/25/1896 E. Palestine,OH - d7/16/1977 E. Palestine,OH - m11/7/1942 Macon,GA Dorothy Rivers b10/11/1917

  YB137294 - Lester L. Yoder - b1900 - mEleanor Jury - Lawyer in Cleveland,OH

  YB1372a - Sarah Yoder - b1/30/1863 - m1888 Eli Blosser - Resided in E. Palestine,OH

  YB1372b - John Yoder - b7/9/1865 - m1889 Jennie Maria Arner - Resided at North Lima,OH

  YB1372b1 - Leonard A. Yoder - b1895 - d1952 - mEdythe Bollinger

  YB1373 - John B. Yoder - b12/7/1821 PA - d3/11/1865 or 66 - m10/14/1846 Columbiana,OH Susan B. Wisler b1829 OH - d5/6/1865 Occupation: Blacksmith. Burial: Midway,OH (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13731 - Anthony Yoder - b1848 (Non-Amish Index #2) - Leetonia Reporter, 10/9/1900 - Jonas Hoover, a hardware merchant of Nappanee, IN, Mr. and Mrs. A Yoder(YB13731) of Foraker, IN, Mr. and Mrs.. Jacob Myers of Nappanee,IN, and Mr. and Mrs. Eli Yoder(YB13733) of Wakarusa, IN, were visitors in Midway, OH the past week.

  YB13732 - Sevilla Yoder - b5/3/1854 - d1/31/1897- m12/28/1879 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 5-832) Joseph N. Freed (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13733 - Eli Yoder - Eb3/31/1859 - d2/2/1952 - m1/6/1883 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850 - 1920, 6-192) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Freed/Freer Elkhart Co;IN (Non-Amish Index #2) - Resided in Wakarusa, IN. - Leetonia Reporter, 8/27/1906 Eli Yoder and daughter Orpha (YB137332) of Nappanee Ind. are visiting the area. The girl is deaf and goes to school in Chicago.

  YB137331 - Orville Lloyd Yoder b12/23/1886 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book3,p29) - d1965 - m1/11/1908 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 18-108) Elsie W. Good b7/25/1886 - d12/31/1921 - Leetonia Reporter, 1/17/1907 Lloyd Yoder of Nappanee Ind. is visiting the area. - 2/1/1907 J.M.Knopp and family accompanied Lloyd Yoder to see the sites in Salem Saturday,including the potteries.

  YB137332 - Orpha Blanche Yoder b10/8/1890 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book5, p25) d1/28/1962 - m8/25/1917 (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 26-605) Roy O. Chambers - Orpha went to school in Chicago, School for her hearing impairment.


  YB137333 - Rev. Ray Freed Yoder Eb2/21/1893 IN - d1/13/1963 IN - m2/20/1913 Clara Elnora Smeltzer (daughter of Deacon Samuel Smeltzer & Saloma Burkey, b1857-d1933 of the Holdeman Congregation) b11/8/1891 ,,Elkhart,IN - d5/4/1960 Goshen,IN - They had nine children. Ray first united with the Holdeman Church where his wife was a member, but late in 1914, he transferred to the Salem Congregation. There he was ordained as a preacher on Feb. 6, 1918 by Bishop D. A. Yoder, a distant cousin, upon recommendation of the Conference Executive Committee and with Congregational approval. He was ordained Bishop of the district at the Yellow Creek Meetinghouse on July 4, 1937 by D.D. Troyer of Clinton Frame. (Ray tended to be rather conservative in his discipline). He was a strong leader in the Iniana-Michigan Conference, and served on the Executive Committee, 1931-42, and as Moderator, 1948-50. He served as Bishop at Yellow Creek until 1954. During his service, he ordained Peter B. Wiebe as a minister and a bishop. He also ordained Abram Hartman. Burial: Yellow Creek North Cemetery (Source: The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger)

  Note: Salem Church was part of the Yellow Creek District (Salem being made up from the former congregations of the Christophels Church [mostly French Mennonite], & the Blossers Church [made up of the Swiss Mennonites]. Ray's daughter gave the old Christophel diaries and documents to the Mennonite Seminary and they in turn sent them to the Netherlands. (Source: The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger) - Yoder, Clara Elnora, daughter of Samuel and Saloma (Burkey) Smeltzer, was born Nov. 8, 1891, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died of cancer May 4, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Marie, Goshen, Ind.; aged 68 y. 5 m. 26 d. She was married on Feb. 20, 1913, to Ray F. Yoder, who survives. She faithfully fulfilled her duties as a minister's wife and the mother of 9 children. Surviving are their 9 children (Marie A., Goshen, Ind.; Pauline--Mrs. Myron Amstutz, Toledo, Ohio; Robert Truman, Swanton, Ohio; Sanford R., Benton, Ind.; John Mark, Chicago, Ill.; Clayton, Phoenix, Ariz.; Martha--Mrs. Lester Miller, Toledo, Ohio; Lenore--Mrs. Richard Snodey, Washington, D.C.; and Wayne C., Goshen, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Salem congregation, New Paris, Ind. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Yellow Creek Church in charge of Harold Myers and Ray Keim; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery. (Gospel Herald Obits 5/31/1960, V.LIII,N22,p502-503)

  YB1374 - Peter B. Yoder - b6/13/1823 PA - d9/7/1908 - m8/27/1854 Mahoning,OH Leah Stauffer b12/7/1828 - d2/24/1906 - Peter was a carpenter. - Leetonia Reporter, 4/29/1904 - Mrs. Peter B. Yoder of East Lewistown is quite poorly with dropsy.

  YB13741 - Mary Yoder - b1856 OH

  YB13742 - Isaac Yoder - bOH - m(No Children)

  YB13743 -Sarah Yoder - bOH - m ? Ruppert

  YB13744 - Unknown Yoder - b

  YB13745 - Unknown Yoder - b

  YB1375 - Tobias B. Yoder - b2/5/1827 OH - mMary Mellinger - d2/6/1854 Midway

  YB1376 - Polly Yoder - Eb ? - mPeter Lehman (son of Jacob & Marie Lehman) Bur: Yellow Creek Cemetery,Elkhart,IN

  YB1377 - Nancy B. Yoder - b4/24/1825 PA - m4/13/1854 Mahoning,OH Abraham G. Yoder (YB1353) - d9/6/1885or1883

  YB1378 - Henry B. Yoder - Eb6/6/1829 Mahoning Co.,OH-d3/18/1899 near Wakarusha, IN - m9/26/1852 Elizabeth Byxler b8/30/1833 Mercer Co.,PA- d12/24/1889 (Source: South Bend Weekly Trib., near Wakarusha,IN) (Non-Amish Index #2) Burial: Yellow Creek Cem. Born in Mahoning Co., OH, moved to Owen Co., IN and was a part of the Bower Congregation. Then moved to Elkhart Co., in 1865 into the Holdeman Congregation. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p189) Moved back to Mahoning Co. 1856 from Elkhart Co. and then back to Elkhart Co. c1866. (Picture from the Yoder Newsletter, N43, Apr 2004 of Henry B. Yoder Family: Left to right; Nicholas B., Susannah B., Peter B., Henry B., Anthony B., Elizabeth B., Abraham B.)

  YB13781 - Peter B. Yoder Eb9/17/1855 Clay City,Owen,IN - d5/1/1943 Elkhart,IN and buried at Olive Cem. - m9/25/1881 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 5-580) 1Mary Fretz b7/3/1864 - d2/24/1886 St. Joseph Co.,IN - YODER - On the 24th of Feb., in St. Joseph county, Ind., Mary, wife of Peter Yoder, aged 21 years, 7 months and 22 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and the kindest of companions and mothers. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two children to mourn their loss, which we hope, is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 26th, in the South Union graveyard, Nappanee, where a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased sister. Funeral services were conducted by J. A. Bentler, Noah Metzler and David Burkholder, from 1 Peter 1:24.(Herald of Truth, March 15, 1886, p94, 95) - m7/19/1888 2Emma Huber b2/20/1867 Ft. Jennings,Putnam,IN - d10/20/1926, burial: Olive Cem. (Non-Amish Index #2) Note: Probably as early as 1853, a sizable congregation of Mennonites gradually developed in Clay & Owen Counties, IN and completely disappeared by the 1920's. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p17) Note: In 1942, Peter B. told emphatically that the first Sunday School was started at Holdeman in 1866, was stopped, and was resumed later. If so, Holdeman was the pioneer Mennonite congregation in northern IN for a Sunday School. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p82) Moved to Elkhart Co. from the Bower Congregation in Owen Co. (p90)

  YB137811 - William Henry Yoder b10/8/1882 - d2/17/1882 - Burial: S. Union Cem., Nappanee,IN


  http://members.surfbest.net/krob/D.A.Yoder.jpgYB137812 - David Abraham Yoder (known as D.A.) Eb10/14/1883 ,Elkhart,IN - d1/27/1980 ,Elkhart,IN - m3/17/1906 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920, 15-125) Frances T. Ferguson b2/20/1886-d10/14/1958. Note: In the early years of this century (1900's) there was a promising young man named David A. Yoder in the Holdeman Congregation, a high school graduate & a schoolteacher , commonly known in his mature years as "D.A." Bishop Burkholder ordained him as a preacher when age 23 on July 14, 1907 at Holdeman, with the understanding that he would go wherever he was needed as a minister. There were three young men in the lot. D.A.'s father, Peter B. Yoder (1955-1943) was one of them, who was born in Owen Co,IN and the maiden name of D.A.'s mother was Mary Fretz. D.A.'s wife was Frances Ferguson (1886-1958). D.A. Yoder was given charge of the Olive Congregation of about 50 members in 1908 & continued that charge for over 40 years, and was ordained bishop in the historic Yellow Creek (frame) Meetinghouse (now Wisler) on September 1, 1910 by Bishop Burkholder. . He was chosen by lot, the usual Mennonite practice for centuries. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p77&90) At the 1945 Centennial, D.A. Yoder, area bishop for a whole generation over Olive, Holdeman, & various other congregations, was one of the speakers. At his death, he had been a minister for over 72 years and a bishop for over 69 years, an all-time record for the Mennonites. The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p44) In 1949, there was an abrupt change of leadership in the Olive Church and D.A. Yoder & Clarence Shank were retired as active leaders. (p91) D.A. was a member of the Board of Education for about 40 years, half of that time as president, and following that as a life member. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p91) Burial: East Olive Cem. (p91)

  YB1378121 - Dale F. Yoder b8/24/1909 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 7,p108)

  YB1378122 - Lowell L. Yoder - b1912 - d1989 (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

  YB13781221 - Keith E. Yoder - 1936 - (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

  YB137812? - Lois Yoder - Em6/20/1939 Ivan K. Weaver b1915 - On Nov. 20, 1949, Ivan was ordained preacher by D.A. at Yellow Creek for service at Petoskey, MI; and bishop at Petoskey Aug. 17, 1951 by R. F. Yoder. They moved into the Olive congregation later and was asked to assume the oversight of the Church there and he served until 1975. They had six children. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites) Note: Ivan had a brother, Virgil C. Weaver, 1907- , who was ordained and married to Mary Hoover of Harrison Twp., grandaughter of Deacon N. S. Hoover, and was rated as one of the best Gurnsey dairymen in the state. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p43)

  YB137813 - John Leander Yoder b2/6/1886 IN - d6/19/1959 - m2/16/1907 ,Elkhart,IN Nellie Lopp b9/25/1886 - d10/14/1952 - Burial: Olive Cem.,Elkhart,IN

  YB137814 - Harvey Nicholas Yoder b5/5/1889 St. Joeseph,IN - d2/21/1976 - m11/23/1910 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 21-158) Eliza Newcomer b12/17/1888 - d9/20/1958 - Burial: Olive Cem.,Elkhart,IN

  YB137815 - Jacob Oscar Yoder b11/22/1890 - d1/2/1891 St. Joe Co,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, H-12)

  YB137816 - Anna Elizabeth Yoder b11/17/1891 - d4/26/1892 Mad Twp.,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Deaths, H-12)

  YB137817 - George Vernon Yoder b8/12/1893 IN - d2/1/1922 - m11/17/1914 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 24-245) Florence M. Enders b8/14/1896 - d4/26/1972

  YB137818 - Forrest Anson Yoder b10/3/1895 IN - d10/27/1968 - m2/27/1919 Florence Bollinger b8/30/1899 - d7/22/1985

  YB137819 - Clarence Earl Yoder b11/21/1897 IN - d4/24/1973 - m3/4/1937 Medford,OR Alma Brown/Bain b9/14/1911 - d10/1984

  YB13781a - Mary Naomi Yoder b10/24/1900 - d12/19/1979 - m10/4/1928 Clarence Smeltzer b11/25/1891 - d2/8/1966

  YB13781b - Huber Austin Yoder b7/14/1903 - d2/25/1959 - Burial: Prairie St. Cem.,Elkhart,Elkhart,IN - m8/20/1925 Laura Edith Thompson b8/24/1903 - d5/30/1986

  YB13782 - Susannah B. Yoder b10/19/1857 - d8/1929 - m12/10/1874 Francis Marion Ritzman (Non-Amish Index #2) b7/27/1850 - d1/30/1886 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN - RITZMAN - On the 30th of Jan., near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Francis Marion Ritzman, aged 35 years, 6 months and 3 days. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his early death. He was buried on Feb. 1st, on which occasion services were held by John Metzler and Henry Shaum from Rev. 14:13, and 2 Cor. 5:1. He desired to have peace with all men, and gave good evidence that he was at peace with God. (Herald of Truth Feb. 15, 1886, p62)

  YB13783 - Elizabeth B. (Lizzie) Yoder b1/1/1860 - m9/8/1894 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 9-488) Amos Lechlitner (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13784 - William Henry Yoder b3/25/1862 - d10/10/1864 (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13785 - Nicholas B. Yoder b3/12/1864 - d4/24/1929 - m3/25/1892 Clara A. Longenecker b2/13/1869 IN - d7/26/1945 - Hardware Store (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB137851 - Wave Yoder b11/2/1893 - 8/5/1895

  YB137852 - Merl A. Yoder b5/8/1895 IN - d5/3/1970 IN - m6/2/1923 Marie Stealy b6/14/1898 - Worked as overseer of Public Works in Cincinnati, then moved to Tipton,IN.

  YB137853 - Worth N. Yoder b4/7/1899 IN - d7/1972 - m6/4/1931 Eva May Merrill b10/8/1900 - Resided in MI

  YB137854 - Harriet (Hattie) Yoder b2/23/1903 - d9/4/1975 - m12/2/1925 Mark LaVerne Monteith b4/17/1901 - d3/29/1984 Elkhart,IN

  YB137855 - Fern A. Yoder b1/16/1905 - d9/13/1906 Wakarshara,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co., IN Deaths - H-15)

  YB13786 - Samuel B. Yoder b7/31/1866 - d1/29/1967 (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13787 - Rev. Abraham B. Yoder (A.B.) - Eb12/24/1867 - d3/1953 - m8/31/1889 Elkhart Co.,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920) - Mary M. Meyers b2/12/1869 ,Elkhart,IN - d2/21/1944 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Non-Amish Index #2) Note: Minister at the Menn. Br. Christ Church (Missionary Church now) (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p90) presiding elder of the district. (Bio. Hist. of Elkhart Co., IN)

  YB137871 - Ray O. Yoder b11/20/1893 IN - d12/1944 - m9/4/1915 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Marriages 1850-1920, 25-67) Mary Zolla Freed b1/30/1897 - d4/5/1980 (Non-Amish Index #2)

  YB13788 - Anthony B. Yoder b3/2/1870 IN - d7/19/1943 - m9/18/1895 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850 - 1920,10-174) Clara Ehret b1/8/1871 IN - d6/24/1943 (Non-Amish Index #2) - d7/19/1943 - Businessman in Wakarusa,IN

  YB137881 -Joy Oma Yoder b5/23/1898 IN - d11/15/1982 - m6/4/1915 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Marriages 1850-1920, 25-479) Edgar Freed b6/9/1891 - d12/24/1964

  YB137882 - Gale Yoder (boy) b6/22/1905 ,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 18, p4) - d9/3/1908 Waka,Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co.,IN Deaths, H-19)

  YB137883 - Thomas Ford Yoder b12/24/1910 ,Elkhart,IN - d9/7/1949 - m6/25/1933 Dorothy Jane Hoover b4/15/1912 - d1/8/1986

  YB13789 - Joseph B. Yoder b3/13/1874 - d8/31/1876 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN - Aug 31 st., near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., JOSEPH, son of Henry and Elizabeth YODER, aged 1 year 5 months and 16 days. Buried at Yellow Creek grave-yard. Services by Henry Shaum and J.M. Culbertson. (Herald of Truth, OCTOBER 1876, page 175)

  YB1379 - Maria Yoder - b6/6/1817 or 1816 -dage44 c1860 - m12/3/1835 Columbiana,OH Jacob Lehman - dage44 c1860 14 children, first in 1836, res. Beaver Twp,Mahoning,OH - Note: 14 children, first one born in 1836. Resided in Beaver Twp.,Mahoning,OH (Non-Amish Index #2)

  John Lehman b ? - d9/25/1859 Age 19y 10m 2d. (An uncle to Mrs. Rueben Martin) (Source: Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cemetery, Entry 294)

  YB138 - Barbara Sell Yoder - b1790 - d1862 -  mJacob W. Landis - b1790 - d1869  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) or d2/3/1862 (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records])

  YB139 - Jacob Sell Yoder - Sb1792  - d1865  -  mElizabeth L. Meyer b3/18/1797 - d7/19/1858  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984) -  bur: Saucon Cemetery (Row 1,east side of church) - Recorded 8/9/1861-The we David Young and Barbara his wife, late Barbara Yoder, Esther Moyer, wife of Joseph O Moyer, late Esther Yoder, Levi Yoder, Henry Leatherman & Elizabeth (late) his wife, & Aaron Yoder, children & heirs at law of Jacob Yoder, late of Washington Twp., Berks Co, deceased, died intestate, have received of & from Rueben Yoder & Joseph O. Moyer, Adm. of the estate. (Misc. Grantee/Grantor in Reg. of Deeds-Berks Co.,PA N14-656) In the year of 1860, Jacob resided with daughter Hetty, the Joseph Moyer family. - Burial: Coopersburg Cem.,PA

  YB1391 - Barbara Yoder b2/26/1819 - d1/25/1895 - mDavid Young - Burial: Coopersburg Cem.,PA

  YB1392 - Abraham Yoder b3/27/1820 - d1/29/1862 - mSusan H. Young

  YB13921 - Peter Yoder b8/21/1843 PA - d10/22/1903 - m 1Mary Ann Moyer - m 2Barbara Hunsicker - Burial: Blooming Glenn Menn. Cem., Bucks Co.,PA

  YB139211 - Hannah M. Yoder b4/8/1872 - d8/21/1891 - Burial: Blooming Glen. Cem.

  YB139212 - Samuel M. Yoder b8/29/1876 - d3/20/1951 - m1899 Ida S. Frantz - Resided at Milford Square,PA - Burial: St. Andrew's UCC, E Walnut St.,Perkasie,Bucks,PA

  YB1392121 - Robert Frantz Yoder b12/3/1899 - d1953 - m1922 Mable Viola Wisler - Burial: St. Andrew's UCC,Bucks,PA

  YB13922 - Samuel Yoder b12/23/1846 - d8/22/1922 - mEmeline Yoder Landis - Burial: Blooming Glen Menn. Cem., Bucks Co.,PA

  YB139221 - Abraham L. Yoder b11/27/1870 - d1/21/1899 Philadephia,PA - mRose M. Moyer - Abraham worked at or operated a grocery store (owned?) in Philadephia, was shot at the store and died.

  YB139222 - Eliza L. Yoder b

  YB139223 - Ida L. Yoder b

  YB139224 - Annie L. Yoder b1884 - m1/3/1903 Plumstead Twp.,Bucks,PA Irwin M. Meyers

  YB139225 - Erwin L. Yoder b1886 - d1891 - Burial: Blooming Glen Menn. Cem.,Bucks,PA

  YB139226 -Susie L. Yoder b

  YB139227 - Mable L. Yoder b

  YB13923 - Jacob Yoder b3/1849 - mKatie Moyer

  YB139231 - Florence Yoder b1/28/1878 Silverdale,Bucks,PA - mHenry L. Seidel

  YB139232 - Daughter Yoder b - mRichard Sterner

  YB139233 - Theodore M. Yoder b

  YB139234 - Harvey M. Yoder b1874

  YB13924 - Elizabeth Yoder b

  YB13925 - Mary Yoder b

  YB13926 - Annie Yoder b

  YB1393 - Reuben Yoder b2/24/1825 - d10/6/1895 - m 1Maria Ackerman b10/27/1821 - d1862 - m 2Anna M. Moyer

  YB13931 - Elizabeth Yoder b1852 - d1905 - mZach Shelly b1852 - d1911

  YB13932 - Johannes Yoder b1856 - d1862

  YB13933 - Jacob Yoder b9/7/1854 - d3/7/1921 - m1880 Annie Detweiler b11/13/1860 - d5/20/1930

  YB139331 - Oscar Yoder b

  YB139332 - William D. Yoder b7/28/1883 - d3/23/1960 - m1/14/1905 Annie Angeny Detweiler - Resided at Hatfield,PA

  YB139333 - John D. Yoder b9/1885 - mEstella M. Baum

  YB139334 - Mayme D. Yoder b9/1886 - mHoward H. Moyer

  YB139335 - Warren D. Yoder b12/5/1890 - d4/11/1969 - m6/14/1913 Edith Alderfer b12/17/1890 - d2/5/1976

  YB139336 - Rev. Abram D. Yoder b8/17/1893 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks - d1/4/1961 Telford,Mong,PA - m6/9/1915 Perkasie,Bucks Laura N. Stoudt b1/11/1896 - d2/24/1992

  YB139337 - Leah D. Yoder b11/26/1897 - d5/31/1971 - m6/11/1916 Henry H. Benner b7/16/1892 - d1/9/1969

  YB139338 -Ida Yoder b2/9/1901 - d7/26/1959 - m4/8/1924 William A. Alderfer b2/5/1902 - d1/22/1986

  YB13934 - Amanda Yoder b - d1933 - Single

  YB13935 - Reuben A. Yoder, Jr. b9/27/1860 - d4/1/1930 - mEmeline Ecker Bergery b3/1864 - Reuben buried: St. Peter's UCC Tohickon Ch. Cem.,Old Bethlehem Rd.,Perkasie,PA (1900 Bucks Co., Silverdaleboro)

  YB139351 -Howard B. Yoder b5/2/1886 - d11/16/1937 - mEmma J. Gulick Allebach

  YB139352 -Linford B. Yoder b3/12/1891 - d6/4/1919 - Buried: St. Peter's Ch. Cem.,Perkasie,PA

  YB139353 -Reuben B. Yoder b1898 - d1972 - mSusan H. - Buried: St. Peter's Ch. Cem.,Perkasie,PA

  YB139354 -Elenore A. Yoder b5/10/1901 - d6/8/1901 - Buried: St. Peter's Ch. Cem.,Perkasie,PA

  YB13936 - Susanna Yoder mAbram Fretz

  YB1394 - Levi Yoder b7/27/1827 Dublin,PA - d9/11/1910 Dublin,PA - m1852 1Sarah B. Detweiler b3/10/1834 - d1/14/1874 Dublin,PA - m 2Leah Fretz b1829 - d1907

  YB13941 - William D. Yoder b1853 - d1875 - mAddie Albright b1857 - d1918 - No children.

  YB13942 - Joseph Detweiler Yoder b1/6/1855 Bucks Co.,PA - dSilverdale,PA - m 1Mary Emma Hunsberger b1858 - d1876 - mSilverdale,PA 2Rebecca E. Espenship b12/18/1858 - d9/8/1896 - m 3Mary Treffinger b1872 - d1922 (Yoder Listserver Archives)

  YB139421 - Infant Yoder b1876 - d1876

  YB139422 - Levi E. Yoder mTressie Meyers

  YB139423 - Henry E. Yoder b1882 - mCaroline Kulp b1881

  YB139424 - Anna E. Yoder b8/1885 - mMorris Freed - lived in PA, one child's name was Harold Yoder Freed 1915-1989. (YNL Tit for Tat,Issue #45)

  YB139425 - Charles E. Yoder b1887 - d1901

  YB139426 - Sallie E. Yoder b8/1889 - mLinford Moyer

  YB139427 - Franklin E. Yoder b7/1893 - mEthel Duncan

  YB139428 - Howard E. Yoder b1893 - d1895

  YB139429 - Clayton S. Yoder b1895 - d1895

  YB13942a -Leah S. Yoder b9/1898 - mWilson Heckler

  YB13942b - Joseph S. Detweiler Yoder b1909

  YB13943 - Anna D. Yoder b1859 - mEnos B. Loux b1858 (No adult children)

  YB13944 - Levi D. Yoder b1863 - mSallie E. Detweiler b1863 (Nochildren)

  YB1395 - Christian Yoder b11/2/1829 - d9/21/1854 - m7/6/1851 Catherine Brinker- Both of Coopersburg,PA

  YB13951 - Jacob Yoder b8/27/1851

  YB13952 - Henry B. Yoder b9/5/1852 - d1930 - m 1Mary Zetty Landes b1848 - d1909 - m 2Barbara ? b1853- d1927 - Burial: Swamp Menn. Ch. Cem., Kesise & Rosedale Rd.,Quakertown,PA

  YB139521 - Daniel L. Yoder b1/16/1877 - d10/15/1942 - mKatie Moyer Geissinger - Burial: Swamp Menn. Ch. Cem.,Quakertown,PA

  YB1395211 - Elmer G. Yoder b1899 - d1983 - mSarah Moyer - Burial: Swamp Ch. Cem.,Quakertown,PA

  YB1395212 - Harvey G. Yoder b5/23/1901 - 5/1/1929 - mAnn Mary Delp - Burial: Swamp Menn. Ch. Cem.,Quakertown,PA

  YB139522 - Henry L. Yoder b10/19/1878 - d4/6/1944 - mElla Gehman - Buried: Swamp Menn. Ch. Cem.,Quakertown,PA

  YB13953 - Christian Brinker Yoder b2/25/1855 Springfield Twp.,Bucks,PA - d8/23/1914 - m12/29/1877 Sellersville,Bucks,PA 1Sarah Anna Groman b9/16/1857 Milford Twp.,Bucks,PA - d11/24/1879 (died in childbirth) - m4/2/1881 Sellersville,Bucks,PA 2Susanna Nash Moyer (dau. of Samuel H. Moyer and Anna ?) Bucks Co. Orphans Court Records, Moyer, Samuel H.) b3/15/1859 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - d1/20/1938

  YB139531 - Sarah Ann Yoder b11/24/1879 Bedminister Twp.,Bucks,PA

  YB139532 - Emma Jane Yoder b1/28/1882 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA + mWilloughby Brensinger

  YB139533 - Amanda Moyer Yoder b1-29-1884

  YB139534 - Levi Moyer Yoder b7-4-1885 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - d7/13/1958 - m9/16/1909 Sadie Clymer Moyer b10/15/1888 - d6/6/1973

  YB1395341 - Irene Yoder b2/3/1918 - d9/23/1994 - mLouis F. Frisch - Burial: Cedar Hill Mem. Park,Allentown,Lehigh,PA (Cedar Hill Mem. Pk Cem. Records)

  YB139535 - Henry Moyer Yoder b2/24/1888 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - d1945 - mLizzie S. Letherman b1881 - d1919

  YB139536 - Christian Moyer Yoder b2/7/1890 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - mKatie Snyder

  YB139537 - Willis Moyer Yoder b6/29/1893 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - d9/28/1915 - mAnna Rosenberger

  YB139538 - Elmer Moyer Yoder b9/12/1895 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA - d9/28/1972 Lansdale,Montomery,PA - mCarrie Mae Umstead b2/9/1900 Perkasie,Bucks,PA - d4/27/1984 Lansdale,Montgomery,PA

  YB139539 - Samuel Moyer Yoder b6/30/1898 Hilltown Twp.,Bucks,PA

  YB1396 - Jacob Yoder b8/27/1831 - d1852

  YB1397 - Elizabeth Yoder b1832 - d1896 - mHenry L. Leatherman

  YB1398 - George J. Yoder b

  YB1399 - Rev. Aaron Yoder b7/4/1837 Lehigh,PA - d9/17/1908 Philadelphia,Philadelphia,PA (1900 Census) - m8/6/1859 Fiana Crauthamel b2/2/1839 Susquehana Co.,PA - d3/3/1913 Kulpsville,PA - Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Ch.,Dublin,PA

  YB13991 - William H. Yoder b5/15/1860 Line Lexington,PA - d2/12/1939 - m7/4/1880 Saloma F. Gehman b3/7/1865 - d1/21/1955 - Burial: Tinicium Cem.,Bucks,PA

  YB139911 - Ella Nora G. Yoder b11/22/1880 - d8/10/1923

  YB139912 - Estella G. Yoder b12/8/1882 - d7/19/1972 - mAaron Longacre

  YB139913 -Bertha G. Yoder b4/12/1885 - d7/20/1974 - m1907 Harold Stever

  YB139914 - Walter G. Yoder b7/21/1887 - d7/1974 PA - mEstella Beer b1898 - d1967 - Burial: Tinicum Cem.

  YB1399141 - Harold Yoder bPipersville,PA - d7/1/2002 Conway,SC (Yoder Newsletter n40,Oct 2002, p8)

  YB139915 - George Henry Yoder, Sr. b12/22/1889 - d1/3/1950 - m11/10/1910 Hattie Steltzer b1/2/1892 - d9/1/1964 - Resided in Pipersville,PA

  YB139916 - Russell G. Yoder b3/26/1892 - d8/27/1953 - m 1Mabel Cressman b8/19/1898 - d11/30/1930 - m 2Evelyn Milburn

  YB139917 - Elizabeth G. Yoder b6/21/1894 - d7/14/1992 - mReuben S. Brittin b12/27/1893 - d12/23/1968

  YB139918 - Fianna (Nan) G. Yoder b10/24/1896 - d11/22/1994 - m4/23/1921 C. Rodney Morris b12/9/1898 - d3/17/1953

  YB139919 - William G. Yoder b3/3/1904 - mIrene Walton - Resided in Horsham,PA

  YB13991a - Raymond Seymour Yoder b7/14/1907 - m1932 Eleanor Graeff - Resided at Philadelphia,PA

  YB13992 - Ellis C. Yoder b7/19/1863 Bedminster,PA - d10/14/1931 - mSallie Charles b12/1860

  YB139921 - Mamie C. Yoder b8/1883 - m 1Harvey Six - m 2Allen R. Heist

  YB139922 - Leslie Yoder b1/1888 - mHazel Mushart

  YB139923 - Bethsada Yoder b

  YB13993 - Esther Ellen Yoder b2/2/1865 Bedminister,PA - d1956 - mGeorge Ehrie

  YB13994 - Edwin Stanton Yoder b8/22/1867PA - dSharon of Pittsburgh,PA - mMinnie Cochran b1/24/1869 - d1941 McKeesport,PA - Aaaron was a Congregational minister. (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

  YB139941 - Sarah Rudolph Yoder b4/10/1896 - d9/28/1985 Pittsburgh,PA - m1920 1Thomas Clark - m 2Alfred Guyer

  YB139942 - Homer Yoder b1/1898

  YB139943 - Wallace Roscoe Yoder b8/3/1900 Philadephia,PA - d7/1969 Liberty Boro.,Allegheny,PA - m10/22/1930 Duquense,PA 1Mabel Elizabeth Dell b11/11/1895 - d12/22/1941 Duquense,PA - m7/24/1943 Duqnense,PA 2Zella Mary Furlong b3/10/1900 Duquense,PA - d6/15/1996 Pittsburgh,PA

  YB139943? - Anna Belle Yoder b1932 - (Yoder Listserver Archive Files)

  YB139944 - Edwin Stanton Yoder b4/13/1908 Philadelphia,PA - d7/13/1981 McKeesport,PA - m11/26/1937 Margaret Catherine Weber b4/29/1915 Pittsburgh,PA - d5/31/1965 Homestead,PA

  YB13995 - Ulysses Grant Yoder b4/23/1870 Bedminster,PA - d6/1944 - m 1Ella Willaver b3/1871 - m 2Ida ArNold Men.

  YB139951 - Grace A. Yoder b

  YB139952 - Warren R. Yoder b

  YB139953 - Norman W. Yoder mRachel D. Moyer

  YB13996 - Israel C. Yoder b6/20/1876 PA

  YB13997 - Anna Catherine Yoder b1/20/1882 - d12/1968 - m6/30/1905 Burtine F. Patterson b8/31/1880 - d5/30/1952

  YB139a - Esther (Hetty) Yoder b12/28/1822 - d1/9/1881 - mJoseph Moyer

  YB139b - Henry Yoder b1840

  YB14 - Barbara Bachman Yoder - bUpper Saucon Twp.,Bucks,PA - m1 Michael Shelly d9/1758 -  m2 1759 Valentine Noldt b1727 Germany - d2/1/1794 Lower Milford Twp.,Bucks,PA. The estate of Valentine Noldt  was sold to Jacob, son of Valentine Noldt in 1794 (Noldt History 1941 by May Mathis-Watson) Children of Barbara were: John Y. Shelly; Michael Y. Shelly b1790 - mElizabeth Musselman; Anna Y. Shelly; Elizabeth Y. Shelly; Maria Y. Noldt b1761-d1761; Eve Y. Noldt b1762-d1797; Jacob Y. Noldt b1765 - d1834 -  mSusanna Scheel; and Maria Y. Noldt 1767 - 1775 (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co.,PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)

  YB2-Casper Sr. Yoder - b ca1720 - d1781 Milford Twp.,Bucks,PA m ca1740 Barbara ________. On December 8, 1750, he bought his father's farm of 99 acres. On April 2, 1753, he bought 70 acres of land in Richland Twp., Bucks Co., PA from John Lester. In 1759, he was a witness to the renunciation of Barbara Clymer as administratrix to her husband's Will. He signed his name Kasber Joder. Between 1767 and 1772, he bought a farm of 131 acres located in New Brittian Twp., Bucks Co., PA from John Stephens for the sum 660 pounds. He bought this farm for his oldest son, Jacob, who lived there till his death in 1828. In 1778, he was taxed for six pounds ten shillings. In 1779, he was taxed on 169 acres, four horses and five cattle. He wrote his Will on January 5, 1781. His inventory was taken on April 9, 1781. He and his wife were members of the Swamp Mennonite Church and are buried there. He sold his 99 acre farm in Milford and ten of the 70 acre tract of land in Richland Twp. To his son, Casper Yoder, Jr. He sold the remaining 60 acres of the 70 acre tract that he bought in 1753 from John Lester to his son, John. The conditions of the sale of these three tracts of land are shown in his Last Will and Testament. (Last Will and Testament: Westchester, p340)

  YB21 - Jacob Yothers (Yoder) b1742 - d4/29/1828 -  m ca1767 1Catharine O. Kulp (daughter of David Kulp and Ann Overholt; grandparents Henry and Barabra Kulp & Jacob & Barbara Oberholtzer) d1773. Catharine is buried next to her grandmother, Barbara Kulp, at the Deep Run Old Mennonite Church, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA.  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  -  m ca1774  2Barbara Fretz b1747 Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., PA - d5/13/1830  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984).  Jacob and Barbara were members of the Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA and are buried there.  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)   Jacob owned a farm of 131 acres in New Brittian Twp., Bucks,PA.  Jacob's father bought this farm from John Stephens between 1767 and 1772 for 660 pounds.  At the time of his father's death in 1781, Jacob had paid his father 250 pounds and was directed to pay 217 pounds more, making the price he paid at 467 pounds or about 3/4th the price that his father had paid for the property.  (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)   Jacob bought 74 acres of land with a house, barn, and other buildings from John Dungan on April 11, 1809.  He sold 50 acres of the 74 acre tract along with the farm house and all the buildings to his son, Jacob, on July 25, 1815.   (Descendants of Jacob Yothers, Bucks Co., PA by Richard J. Yothers, 1984)  In 1778, he was taxed 5 pounds; in 1779 he was taxed on 130 acres, 4 horses, and 9 cattle; in 1781, he was taxed on 130 acres, 3 horses and 5 cattle; in 1782, he was taxed on 131 acres, 2 horses and 5 cattle; in 1783, he was taxed 2 pounds, 13 shillings and 9 pence; in 1784, he was taxed on 130 acres, 1 dwelling house, 1 outbuilding, 6 whites and 0 blacks; in 1785, he was taxed on 130 acres, 2 horses and 4 cattle; in 1786, he was taxed 19 pounds; in 1787, he was taxed 18 pounds; in 1824, he was taxed on 154 acres, 2 horses and 4 cattle. Jacob died intestate on April 29, 1828 and his personal property inventory was taken on May 15 by Jacob Kephart and John _____. His property was appraised at $5,086.07. Today, the land that Jacob farmed, is covered with many homes. The house today is a very well kept two-story structure. Bur: Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery All Yothers in Bucks County are descendants of Jacob & Barbara Yothers.  

  YB215-Jacob F. Yothers, Jr. b10/18/1778-d2/24/1844, 65 years,4months,6days, Bur: Doylestown Men. Cem. (Karolyn & Tammy Roberts, 8/1998. read tombstone)m ca1814 Barbara S. Meyer b10/24/1791-d4/22/1875 bur. Deep Run Old Men. Cem) Doylestown Men. Cem. by Doylestown Mennonite Church, 590 N Broadway, Doylestown, PA: back of church close to the building, Row 3, Grave 1)(Source: Karolyn Roberts)

  YB2151 - Isaac M. Yother d5/5/1899 - s m10/8/1840 Susannah S. Overholt b1/31/1813 - d10/9/1884 - Buried: Deep Run Old Men. Cem. - Residence was near Wismer,Plumstead Twp.

  YB2152 - Jacob M. Yother, III b9/25/1820 - d12/18/1893 mCatherine Margaret Kulp - No Children - Burial: Doylestown Menn. Church Cem.

  YB216 - Abraham F. Yothers d6/8/1857 - m6/20/1811 Martha Walker b9/13/1789 - d8/3/1848 - Resided in Solebury Twp., of Bucks Co., PA - Burial: Doylestown Menn. Church Cem.

  YB22-Annie Yoder b1744 - d11/11/1822 - m6/29/1768 Jacob Cassel Kulp/Kolb b3/1745 - d8/3/1820 Lived Montgomery Co.,PA. Mennonites (Had eight children) - Children of Annie & Jacob were Henry Y. Kulp, John Y. Kulp, Maria Y. Kulp, Elizabeth Y. Kulp, Barbara Y. Kulp, Barbara Kulp, Catharine Y. Kulp, & Jacob Y. Kulp.

  YB23-Casper Yoder, Jr. b ca1750 - mBarbara ? - 1790 Census for Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh Co.,PA lists Casper Yoder and family.

  YB24-John Yoder b ca 1755-d yeoman. 5/6/1814 Rockhill Twp.,Bucks,PA - mMary B. Gehman (daughter of the preacher Gehman at Rockhill, PA) b ca1765-d1837 He bought 60 acres of land in Richland Twp. From his father and later sold the land and bought a farm in Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co.,PA. He and his wife were members of the Rockhill Mennonite Church. Mary's father was the minister at the church. Bur: Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery next to the Gehmans.8.447. - Wills: Abstracts. Book 8 Bucks County, 1808-1850, John Yoder, Rockhill Twp., yeoman. May 6, 1814. Proved January 16, 1815. Son Abraham and Isaac Berkey exrs. Wife Mary. Sons Abraham and Samuel, Plantation and 120 Acres adj. Isaac Berkey, David Sorver and others. Children: Abraham, Samuel, John, David, Henry and Barbara. Wits: Michael Shoemaker and Peter Roudenbush.

·  YB241-Jacob G. Yoder d1793 - Single

·  YB242-Abraham G. Yoder b2/1/1789-d1864 m1814 Susanna F. Freed b11/8/1790-d7/18/1874

·  YB243-Barbara G. Yoder

·  YB244-Samuel G. Yoder/Joder b1795-d2/27/1846 mMaria C. Moyer b6/28/1794-d4/8/1870 - On the 8th of April, in Rockhill township, Bucks county, Pa., of cancer, MARIA YODER, aged 75 years, 9 months and 10 days. She was buried at Gehman's burying-ground. (Herald of Truth, June 1870,p95) - Samuel is buried at Rockhill Mennonite Cem., Rockhill, PA and the stone reads Samuel Joder. (Russell Yothers Yoder)

·  YB2441 - Jacob M. Yoder (Russell Yothers Yoder) b - mHannah (Anna) Springer (Russell Yothers Yoder) - Bur: Rockhill Mennonite Cem., Rockhill, PA (Russell Yothers Yoder)

·  YB24411 John S. Yoder (Russell Yothers Yoder) b - d1954 - Bur: Plains Mennonite Church Cem., Hatfield, PA (Russell Yothers Yoder)

·  YB244111 - William Yoder (Russell Yothers Yoder) b - Bur: Plains Mennonite Church Cem., Hatfield, PA (Russell Yothers Yoder)

·  YB244111 - Norman Yoder (Russell Yothers Yoder) b - d1983 - Bur: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cem.,

·  YB245-John G. Yoder b1797-d1877 m1/13/1824 Tohickon Union Church,Kellersville,Bucks,PA Susanna C. Souder b11/17/1794-d3/27/1868

·  YB2452 - Aaron S. Yoder b1826 Bucks,PA - d9/9/1898 River Styx,OH - m1854Wayne,OH Katherine Traster? b1832 - d1/26/1884 River Styx,OH (Wayne Co. Marriages)(Yoder Newsletter Apr.2006)

·  YB24521 - Susan Yoder b11/8/1856 - d12/8/1826 m12/6/1879 Medina,OH William B. Good (Yoder Newsletter Apr.2006)

·  YB24522 - Reuben Yoder b4/1858 (1900 Lee,DixonTwp.,IL) - m2/23/1882 Medina,OH Mary S. Rickert b10/1857 (1900 Lee,DixonTwp.,IL) - 1920 Census they are still living there but in the household of Christopher E. & Ova Buzzard. (Yoder Newsletter Apr.2006)

·  YB24523 - Sarah Yoder b - m11/2/1879 Medina,OH Jefferson McFadden (Yoder Newsletter Apr.2006)

·  YB24524 - John Yoder b (Yoder Newsletter Apr.2006)

·  YB246-David G. Yoder b1800-d1823 (single)

·  YB247-Henry G. Yoder b1802 mCatherine Latschar (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records]) - Burial: Menn. Cem., Franconia,PA

·  YB25-Abraham Joder b10/20/1761 - d4/9/1836 - m4/15/1794 Goshenhoppen Ref. Church (PA German Marriages, p593) Elizabeth Maurer b10/20/1771 - d1/31/1843. Her ancestors were members of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Church. Abe and Lizzie owned a farm and mill in Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. From the diary of David Schultze, surveyor in Montgomery Co., PA-1783: Abraham Yoder buys land Douglas Twp., Montgomery Co. May 22, 1786: Surveyed 10 acres of John Heists alnd on the "Manor" for Abraham Yoder. Abraham & Elizabeth were members of the Hereford Mennonite Church. Bur: Hereford Mennonite Church near Bally,PA

·  YB251-Barbar M. Yoder b1795 - m? Seasholtz (Yoder Newsletter Online Site [Spousal Records])

·  YB252-Elizabeth M. Yoder b7/27/1796-d7/17/1854 (single)

·  YB253-Maria M. Yoder b3/28/1798-d2/7/1875 m c1820 Abraham Y. George b1800-d1879

·  YB254-John M. Yoder b3/11/1800 - d8/9/1887 Medina,OH (Medina Co. Obits) - mMagdalena (Delia) C. Nice b10/23/1811 PA - d1/6/1859 - Went by wagon to Medina Co.,OH - 1970 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists John, with children Mary age 29, Philip & George living at one residence. Philip and George are both 24 years old and farming.

·  YB2541-Abraham Yoder b2/18/1834 PA - d8/27/1908 Wadsworth,Medina,OH, age 74y,7m,9d of chronic nephritis. (Medina Co.,OH. Deaths pre1909,V3,p629) - m12/17/1860 Wadsworth,OHMary Ann Ruth (Daughter of Eli & Nancy Ruth) b6/20/1843 Bucks Co.,PA - d11/12/1928 Medina,OH - YODER, Abram, born 1834 died August 27, 1908 at 74 years, lived S. Main St, wife Mary Ann RUTH, survived by 1 brother and 3 sisters (Wadsworth Banner Press, August 27, 1908) - YODER, Mary- Born June 20, 1843 in Bucks County, PA, daughter of Eli and Nancy RUTH, died Monday, November 12, 1928, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jennie Mench, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Detweiler. Mrs. Yoder was the sister of Mrs. Detweiler who died 10 years ago. Married in 1860 to Abraham YODER, he died 20 years ago. Her mother and father were dead by the time she was fifteen years old. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 11/15/1928) No Children. Lived on S. Main St. in Wadsworth,OH - 1870 Wadsworth,Medina,OH Census lists Abraham & Mary Ann. Abraham is a Sawyer and Farmer. - 1900 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists Abraham and Mary Ann together and Abraham is a Lumber Dealer.

·  YB2542-Elizabeth Yoder b5/28/1835 PA - d12/17/1909 - m10/25/1857 Abraham K. Pennepacker - Had five children.

·  YB2545 - David N. Yoder b5/26/1842 PA - d6/18/1917 - m10/11/1868 Medina,OH Amanda Gehman (daughter of Michael & Anna Gehman) b1/1/1849 Guilford Twp.,Medina,OH - d5/29/1922 - Children of David & Amanda were Archery Yoder, Lewis C. Yoder, Margaret Yoder, & Mary M. Yoder. (Medina Co.,OH Courthouse Births 1867-1908) - YODER, Amanda, born January 1, 1849, Guilford Twp., Medina County, died May 29, 1922, 73 years, daughter of Michael and Anna GEHMAN, married October 11, 1868 to David YODER, survived by 2 sons, Lewis Claude and James D., 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Preceded in death by husband, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. (Obit Source not labeled,Wadsworth Enterprize or Banner Press) -1900 Census,Medina,OH lists David, Amanda, & James living at the residence; David is working at a Flour Mill; James is working at the Salt Works. - 197 Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH states David, Amanda, & Archie living at one residence.

·  YB25451 - Archery (Archie) L. Yoder b8/29/1869 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Births 1867-1908,V1,p7) - d4/1/1900 at age 30 of fever, Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Deaths, V2,p225)

·  YB25452 - Lewis Claude Yoder b10/27/1871 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Births 1867 -1908,V1,p23)

·  YB25453 - Margaret Yoder b1/7/1874 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Births 1867-1908, V1,p43)

·  YB25454 - Mary Maggie Yoder b1/25/1879 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Births 1867-1908, V1,p98) - d7/11/1880 age 18 months of Cholera infantum at Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Deaths, V1,p52)

·  YB25455 - James D. Yoder b7/1883 (1900 Census) mElsa Moore (Medina Co. Births 1867-1908, V3,p194)

·  YB254551 - Anna Lara Emma Yoder b9/16/1908 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co. Births 1867-1908, V3,p194)

·  YB254552 - Son Yoder 5/1916 - YODER, Infant, May 1916, son of Mr. and Mrs. James YODER (Newspaper Obit)

·  YB2546 - Philip N. Yoder b12/1845 PA (1900 Census) - d10/20/1904 age 58y,10m,1d of tuberculosis, Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V3,p629) - mLucy Ruth b9/1874 OH (1900 Census) - dLakewood,Cleveland,OH - Burial: Woodlawn Cem. - YODER, Lucy ROTH, died Sunday at the home of her son Ben in Lakewood/Cleveland, age 77, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, also survived by 3 sisters. Preceded in death by her husband, Philip and 1 son, Oliver. (Wadsworth Banner Press, 4/21/1932, p1) - 1900 Census Wadsworth,Medina,OH lists Philip, Lucy,

·  YB25461 - Oliver R. Yoder b8/1875 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (1900 Census) - d9/18/1904 Wadsworth,Medina,OH at age 29y,26d of cerebritis (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V3,p629) - Oliver was a Typewriter. (1900 Census)

·  YB25462 - Benjamin R. Yoder b8/14/1877 Wadsworth,Medina,OH (Medina Co.,OH Births 1867- 1908,V1,p88) - m8/24/1901 Wadsworth,,Medina,OH Lillian M. Huffman (Medina Co.,OH Marriages 1818- Present,V1,p246) - Benjamin was a Bookkeeper. (1900 Census)

·  YB2547 - George Yoder bMontgomery Co.,PA - d10/5/1873 at age 28, Wadsworth,Medina,OH of Consumption (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V1,p19) - YODER, George, died October 5, 1873, age 27 years of consumption at the residence of A. YODER (Wadsworth Enterprise, 10/9/1873)

·  YB255-Abraham M. Yoder, Jr. b3/1/1802 - d4/30/1879 (single) Burial: ? Men. Cem.,Wadsworth,OH -

·  YB256-Jacob Maurer Yoder b1/2/1804 - d6/26/1854 mAnna/Nancy Eschbach b4/22/1808 - d12/17/83 - Jacob & Anna had 7 sons and 9 daughters. Jacob was a successful farmer in the PA Dutch community of Gilbertsville,PA (YNL)

·  YB2562 - Abraham E. Yoder b11/17/1829 - d6/16/1913 - m8/26/1858 Sarah H. Borneman - Burial: Fairview Cem.,Boyerstown,PA

·  YB2562? - Elizabeth E. Yoder - From the files of Berks Co., PA, Elizabeth Yoder, daughter of Abraham & Sarah Yoder, died in the opera house first in Boyerstown. There were 171 people who died in the fire on Jan. 13, 1908. They were attending a play sponsored by St. Johns Lutheran Church, Boyerstown, PA. Of the 171, 25 were never identified. In their haste to answer the fire call, the firemen decided to pull the pumper by hand rather than wait for the team of horses, the pumper got away from them going down hill and killed one of the firemen.

·  YB2566 - Hannah Yoder b - m1/18/1862 Ruben Beitenman (Falkner Swamp Lutheran Ch., New Hanover Twp. Montgomery,Pa Records)

YB2567 - William Yotter b - m10/21/1860 Mary Ann Gresh of Douglas Twp. (Falkner Swamp Lutheran Ch., New Hanover Twp. Montgomery,Pa Records)

http://members.surfbest.net/krob/JacobEschbachYoder.jpgYB2568 - Jacob Eschbach Yoder b2/22/1838 Gilbertsville,PA - m6/28/1871 VA Anna Frances Whitaker Jacob was trailed to be a tailor and he did this briefly to earn money to attend the State Normal School at Millersville in Lancaster Co. In March of 1866, Jacob went to Lynchburg, VA as an Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association Superintendent Assistant for that region. Later he was appointed the Superintendent. He married Anna who was a missionary with the American Home Mission Society of the Northern Baptist Church. Jacob & Anna had 7 children. For more on Jacob, see the Yoder Newsletter, Issue 38, Oct. 2001, Article: Jacob Eschbach Yoder, p1.

·  YB25681 - Wayland Whitaker Yoder

·  YB256811 - Sterling N. Yoder, Sr.

·  YB257-George M. Yoder b9/23/1805 - d5/5/1869 Medina Co.,OH - Bur: Wadsworth Mem. Cem. - mChristina S. Yothers - d7/30/1894 - Resident of Fayette Co., PA 1850 Census time.

·  YB2574 - Caroline Y. Yoder b8/26/1841 Greensburg,PA d5/5/1922 Wadsworth,OH - m10/26/1858 Medina Co.,OH Jacob Stoll - They had 10 children. (Could Jacob be a relative of Mary C. Stull/Stoll [YB13453] - b7/5/1842- d2/4/1903 Leetonia,Columbiana Co.,OH (Columbiana Co., OH deaths 1893-1908)

YB2576 - David Y. Yoder b 6/1846 Westmoreland,PA (1900 Census,Medina,OH) - d3/18/1921 - Burial: Mennonite Church Cem. - - m1868 Christina G. Krupp b2/1845 PA (1900 Census,Medina,OH) - d9/3/1915 Blake - Buried: Lower Mennonite Cem. - YODER, Mrs. David (Christina KRUPP), died September 3, 1915 in Blake,buried lower Mennonite Cemetery, survived by husband, 1 son, 1 daughter (Wadsworth Banner Press, 9/9/1915) - YODER, David Y., born Westmoreland, PA, died March 18, 1921 at his daughter, Mrs. Aaron Brubaker's home in East Lewistown, OH, buried Mennonite Church Cemetery son of George and Christina YODER, married in 1868 to Christina Krupp who precedes him in death as do 3 of 6 children. Survived by 3 children, 1 sister Christiana Stoll of Wadsworth. (Wadsworth Banner Press, March 24, 1921) - 1870 Fed. Census, Wadsworth,Medina,OH states David, Christina, & Pierson of the same household; David is working for Sawyer Lab.

·  YB25761 - Pierson Yoder (male) d9/11/1887 Guilford Twp.,Medina,OH at age 17 of a railroad accident (Medina Co.,OH Deaths, V2,#3634)

·  YB25762 - Eli Yoder of MI

·  YB25763- Sadie Yoder b7/1871 OH (1900 Census,Medina,OH) - d7/13/1919 North Lima,OH at 48 yrs of cancer - Burial: Maple Hill Cem. - YODER, Sadie, born at Blake, daughter of David and Christiana YODER, (YB2576) died July 13, 1919 at North Lima, 48 years, of cancer, buried Wadsworth Twp. Cemetery (Maple Hill), Survived by her father, 2 brothers Eli of Michigan and Ira, of Blake, 1 sister Mrs. A. S. Brubaker. (Wadsworth NewsBanner 7/17/1919)

·  YB25764 - Ira I. Yoder b4/1878 OH (1900 Census,Medina,OH)

·  YB25765 - George Yoder b4/1889 OH (1900 Census,Medina,OH)

·  YB258-Anna M. (Nancy) Yoder - mPeter Lievengood

·  YB3-Magdalena Yoder b ? -w2 Michael Shell (1693-1769) d?




·  Karolyn Rae Roberts-b6/11/1941 (Adopted by Harley Amerson)- Granddaughter of Noah Yoder (I knew my grandfather, we attended church together)


·  Randy Lee Roberts-b10/28/1964 Urbana,Champaign,IL-mTammy Louise Eunice b11/7/1963 GA


·  Benjamin Wesley Roberts b11/11/1997

·  Nathaniel Thomas Roberts b3/28/2000

Ronald Gary Roberts-b4/10/1967 Urbana,Champaign,IL


Saucon Mennonite Church: In 1735, the early German Mennonite settlers, who came from Europe seeking religous freedom, built their first log meetinghouse here in the present-day town of Coopersburg. It had a swinging partition in the center dividing the room used for services and the one used for church school. The name Saucon came from the Indian word sawkink or sakink meaning the "mouth of the creek." It supposedly was the name of the large Indian village located at the north end of today's Saucon Creek which flows next to the church property. It is believed that at one time some of the Indians worshiped at Saucon. They would leave their bows and arros outside while in church. There may be some unmarked Indian graves in the cemetery. Earliest date of deed to the grounds was during the reign of King George II of England and was part of a land grant of William Penn. (Source: The History of Saucon Mennonite Meetinghouse & Church) The building now standing was constructed after the 1847 division. During the Armerican Revolution, all the men of this congregation were arrested and imprisoned at Easton because they refused to fight. Cemetery names include Yoder, Geissinger, Bachman, Newcomer, Kauffman, and Landis. Take 309 north from Souderton to Fairmount Stree5treet in Coopersburg. Turn left on Fairmount to Main St. Turn right on Main Street and follow Main Street to the meetinghouse. (E.D.)

Swamp Mennonite Church: At the time of the Mennonite 1847 split that resulted in the Eastern District leaving the Francona Conference, the Swamp congregation was formed. The more traditional Franconia Conference Mennonites of Milford Township found themselves without a meetinghouse. Without a house of worship or ministers, the "Old" Mennonites struggled along for a few weeks in the summer of 1847, until building the Swamp church between the other two Swamp meetinghouses. At Quakertown, take 663 west for one half mile to Old Bethlehem Road. Turn right onto Old Bethlehem Road for two miles. Turn left on Rosedale Road off Old Bethlehem Road. The Swamp congregation is one mile on the left. (F.C.)

East Swamp Mennonite Church: East Swamp Road, Quakertown, PA (E.D.)

West Swamp Mennonite Church: In 1847, John H. Oberholtzer began offering Bible classes here at West Swamp. The congregation's history goes back to al least 1727 when the church was formed. The first meetinghouse was built in ca 1735 on land donated by William Allen. In 1795, the old Swamp building was erected on the site of the present church. At Quakertown, take 663 west to Allentown Road, turn right to meetinghouse. (E.D.)

(F.C.) Franconia Conference; (E.D.) Eastern District (Information taken from: An Index and Description of The Mennonites' of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1683-1983)

**Yoder Swiss Heritage

The Yoders are Swiss. To Switzerland, that little republic in the very heart of Europe, which has contributed so much of liberty and faith to the world, we owe our origin as a family.

Swiss Encyclopedia: The family of Joder is a very ancient family of the village of Steffisburg on the edge of the Oberland in Canton Berne, Switzerland. The twentieth-century authority on Swiss family names traces them also to the village of Muri, a rich farming area nearer to the Swiss capital city of Berne. A little volume on the history of the Emmenthal-where Swiss cheese comes from as well as many of our Pennsylvania Mennonite families-lists the Joders among the early residents. So we are not only Swiss, we are basically a Bernese family.

The name "Joder" derives from the saint's name "Theodore." Saint Theodore was one of the missionary saints who in the early middle ages came up into the Swiss Alps bringing the message of Christ. The medieval Swiss loved their St. Theodore, and in their prayers to him, abbreviated his name into "St. Joder." St. Joder's picture is always portrayed standing on a little devil, to symbolize his triumph over evil. The Joder family name came from "St. Joder."
As a family name in Canton Berne, the name Joder begins to appear in records in the 14th Century. There are early references to our family in the Bernese Archives at Berne, also in the parish registers of Steffisburg and Muri. At Steffisburg, the Joders begins to appear around the year 1529, at Muri slightly later.

When the Reformation broke out in Switzerland, Canton Berne became reformed, but a minority of mountain folk in the Oberland and elsewhere reverted to the simple gospel of the Anabaptist missionaries. These devoted ministers of Christ, who spread out from Zurich as a center, taught a faith which attempted to restore the ordinances and spirit of the New Testament Church. Because they stressed the baptism of adults-who in the first generation had already been baptized as infants into the Catholic faith-they were called by their enemies "Anabaptists" or "Rebaptizers." In German this became Wiedertaufer (Rebaptizers) or simply Taufer (Baptists).

These simple Christians of the Oberland stressed holiness of life based upon Christ's direct commands in the Sermon on the Mount. Because Christ told his deciples to love their enemies, they refused to fight and kill in time of war. Because he told them to "swear not at all," they refused to take oaths in court or to participate in the world's governments. But their greatest contribution to the western world was not their pacifism nor their nonconformity with the "world." It was their emphasis on religious freedom. For they were the first Christian group in modern times to insist that faith is something individual and personal, and the state cannot force the conscience of its subjects into any one pattern of faith. In fact, to the Anabaptists as to the majority of American Protestants, the Church is a voluntary association of men seeking God, and it has no connection with the civil government at all. To the Anabaptists and to their direct and indirect descendents, the Baptists, the Quakers, the Protestant liberals and mystics in general, we owe our modern concepts of religious liberty, upon which our American theory of church-state relations is based.

When the Anabaptist faith had spread down the Rhine Valley and reached the Netherlands, it was shaped further by a Catholic priest named Menno Simons, whose name was eventually given to the majority of the continental Anabaptists and their descendants in America, whom we generally call "Mennonites."

While some of the Swiss Joders remained in the Reformed Church, and helped to bring this faith to Pennsylvania, others rejected both Catholicism and the Swiss Reformed interpretation of religion and became Anabaptists. Among those first imprisoned for defying the Reformed state and spreading Anabaptist doctrines is the name of Heini Joder, who was imprisioned at Basel in the year 1531, six years after the Anabaptist movement had begun in Zurich. In the Bernese records, we read of other Joders who became Anabaptists in the 17th Century. Sometimes the new faith came into the Joder families through marriage. There is a record in the Bernese Archives of one Jacob Joder, who about the middle of the 17th Century, had a mother-in-law who was under surveillance by the state authorities because she was a "hartnackige Tauferin"-a "stubborn, hardshelled Anabaptist."

So tenacious were the Anabaptist Joders of their faith that when the persecutions of dissenters increased in the 217th Century, we find families of Joders moving down the Rhine to the hospitable, sunny land northwest of Heidelberg known as the Rhine Palatinate. Some found their way also into Alsace. In such areas, they were given land to farm on the large estates of the local nobility and with that they were happy for awhile. Two of these estates were the Brandschweilerhof near Neustadt and the Vogelstorkerhof in a pleasant green valley near Annweiler, a tremendous stone farmhouse with its gambrel roofs and its gracious double stairway was built by and for the Joders of the 18th Century, both in the Palatinate. There some of the Joders stayed, while our forefathers came on to Pennsylvania.

When William Penn opened the gates to his province in the New World to the continental emigrants, some of the Joders of the Palatinate and Alsace, Reformed and Amish, decided to come to America, or to the "Island of Pennsylvania," as some of them naively called it in their letters. There they could own land instead of renting it. There they could have, so they were promised and they trusted Penn's promises, complete freedom of conscience. This was their "Promised Land," flowing, they hoped, with the milk and honey that offered a new life for themselves and their children and their children's children. So they set sail. (Origin of the Pennsylvania Yoders, Don Yoder, Ph.D.)

***Tombstones-Saucon Cemetery {Row 1 on east side of church is the family of Abraham & Maria Yoder, the area north of the church was the members of Jacob (YB12) & Casper's (YB11) families. NW side of the church about seven and eight rows over are descendents of Casper's (YB11) family.


·  Row 1 (East Side of Saucon Church, reading from left to right {YB13~Abraham Bachman Yoder & Maria Schells Sell with their children & grandchildren})
YB135~Abraham Sell Yoder YB135
[Maria (Schells Sell) Yoder YB13; Abraham Bachman Yoder YB13]
[Jacob Sell Yoder YB139, Elisabeth (L. Meyer) Yoder YB139]
Abraham Meyer Yoder YB1321
Samuel Meyer Yodder YB1322
Maria Yoder [b2/28/1824-d10/25/1828]?
Anna Yodder [no info] This could be the first Anna Yoder, stone was older than the rest and very simple (last stone)

North Side of Saucon Church
YB116~Barbara Yoder 9/29/1780-d9/23/1852 (Stayed Single)
YB11~Fronica (Sell) Yoder (Joder)
YB12~Jacob Bachman Yoder
Susanna? Yoder d12/10/1820 or 29? (Stone laying down & broke in half)
{I am supposing that YB11 Casper Yoder, Jr. & YB12 Eva M (Landis) Yoder are also buried in this spot. Few stones were there, and some laying down. Guessing through time their stones have disappeared}

West Side of Saucon Church (Approx. 7 rows NW of building, in a row) Elizabeth (Geissinger) Yoder (1st wife of Jacob M. Yoder) YB1134; Barbara (Newcomer) Yoder (2nd wife of Jacob M. Yoder) YB1134; Jacob M. Yoder YB1134 {Descendants of YB11)

(Center of Row 8 in front of above tombstones) John Yoder YB1131[flag by tombstone]; Catherine (Moyer) Yoder YB1131; Johanes M. Yoder YB11312; {Descendants of YB11}

S - Burial in Saucon Church Cemetery, Coopersburg, PA; N - Nold Men.  Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH; E - An Elkhart Co. Resident at some time.


·  Credits: Charlotte Hess, Randy Roberts, Tammy Roberts, Karolyn Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Keith Key, Goshen Mennonite Library, Saucon Church Pastor & History Book, Mennonite Information Center of Lancaster, PA, Bucks Co., PA Library, Russell Yothers Yoder, and Raye Kanzenbach.



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