Helen Elizabeth Yoder Hahn, mother of Rachael Hahn Kennedy, passed in her
sleep at Rachael's home on Friday, April 4, 2003.
Services tomorrow (Sunday) in Concord NC.
PART II- JOHN YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
1. John Yoder (2) 1764-1835 (Con1)
2. John Yoder (3) 1795-1870 (Con11)
3. Daniel M. Yoder (4) 1822-1908
4. Alfred P. Yoder (5) 1866-1947
5. Andrew R. Yoder (4) 1836-1895
6. John A. Yoder (5) 1864-1926
7. Junius Yoder (5) 1867-1948
8. Jacob Yoder (3) 1797-1864
9. Reuben Yoder (4) 1828-1898
10. Oliver Mack Yoder (5) 1873-1948
11. moses yoder (4) 1830-1917
12. Marcus Yoder (4) 1833-1880
13. Amzi Yoder (4) 1844-1924
14. Michael Yoder (3) 1799-1874
15. Col. George M. Yoder (4) 1826-1920
16. Francis Alfonzo Yoder (5) 1851-1913
17. Julius Montfort Yoder (5) 1853-1925
18. Florence Yoder Ramseur (5) 1860-1935
19. Colin Monroe Yoder (5) 1863-1953
20. Enloe Michael Yoder (5) 1879-1948
21. Cyrus Yoder (4) 1828-1865
22. Michael Andrew Lee Yoder (5) 1856-1924
23. Peter R. Yoder (5) 1858-1930
JOHN YODER(2), 1764-1835
John Yoder(2), the oldest son of Conrad Yoder(1), was born on his father's farm, close by Jacob's Fork River, October 26, 1764, and died December 29, 1835 from paralytic stroke. He married Mary Barbara Reep who died August 28, 1842. Both were members of Grace Reformed Church and are buried in Grace Church Cemetery. In 1963 their living descendants replaced their crumbling marble tombstones with new granite tombstones. Their children were Christina, John, Jacob, Michael, Henry, Peter, Mollie, and Barbara. John Yoder(2) worked on his father's farm as a pioneer's son, helping clear the land and putting it into cultivation. He lived in his father's home till he was 26 years old, and married shortly after his father's death.
We know a great deal about John Yoder(2). He was the grandfather of Col. George M. Yoder(4), who knew him well as a child, and spent many hours, days and nights in his home. Little George was ten years old when his grandfather died, and 17 years old when his grandmother died. Col. Yoder often talked to the author about his grandfather, John Yoder(2), and related anecdotes about him.
John Yoder(2) was 16 years old when the battle of King's Mountain of the American Revolution was fought in October, 1780. He volunteered his services for this battle and was, according to tradition, among those who gathered at the home of Henry Weidner to make ready to join forces from the area already in the field. But, being only 16 years old, he was told by his elders that he was too young to go to war. The folk tradition about his being rejected for battle, that has come down through the years, is that he was told by his older neighbor volunteers "to go back home and eat a few more pots of mush before he went to war."
Mary Barbara Reep, whom John Yoder(2) married in 1790, lived on the South Fork River, near where the town of Lincolnton is now located, about 14 miles distant from John Yoder's(2) home. Just how he came to know her, we do not know. As a child, she heard the first shots fired in the battle of Ramsour's Mill, only about a mile from her home. This battle was fought between Loyalists or Tories on one side, and Whigs or Patriots, on the other. Neighbors from the same community and county fought against each other. No British soldiers were involved.
In the division of land of Conrad Yoder(1), John Yoder(2) received 130 acres lying on both sides of Jacob's Fork River. He built his log cabin house on the west side of the river, about a half mile from the old Conrad Yoder(1) home, close-by a good spring and a branch running into the river a few hundred yards away. As his family grew, he added three more rooms to the first cabin.. He also built a barn, crib, blacksmith shop and in 1810, a little log school house in his own yard for the education of his own children and his neighbors' children. A few yards away on the branch he had a still by which he made his surplus corn into whiskey, which could be much more economically marketed than corn.
Col. Yoder described the barn of his grandfather, in which he played and romped as a small boy, as having a driveway between stalls and stables, with an overhead loft, a good floor where sheaves of wheat and oats were laid out in circles, and horses driven or led around over the sheaves to tramp out the grain. In fields where wheat and oats were raised, a fallow plan of letting the land lie idle every other year was followed. To the west of John Yoder's(2) farm was a vast woodland open range where livestock roamed widely.
The major crop of John Yoder(2) was corn. On his rich bottom lands, Col. George M. Yoder's(4) father, Michael Yoder(3), told his son, "We always got about 100 loads of corn. We began planting corn early in the spring and cultivated the corn till roasting ears began to come. Sometimes we would not get all the corn planted and worked out." The author as a boy, 1900 to 1910, planted, cultivated, and gathered corn on a piece of this rich bottom land.
John Yoder(2) seems to have received some formal education as a boy. He may have been instructed in the elements of reading, writing, and arithmetic by his own father, who apparently was a literate man. Also he may have attended an early private school located where Zion Lutheran Church now stands, taught by a teacher named Jacob Weaver. Col. George M. Yoder(4) related how his grandfather spent many hours educating himself after he was married. On a large hearthstone, before his big eight foot wide fireplace, by the light of pine knots, he worked out problems in arithmetic. He bought himself a surveyor's outfit and learned how to survey and plot land. Early records in the Lincoln County courthouse show his extensive surveying and land plotting in Lincoln County. He was appointed by the state legislature as one of the surveyors to run the boundary line between Lincoln and Burke Counties. He wrote in beautiful English script. He was executive administrator for many estates. Although in ordinary conversation and speech with members of his family and neighbors, he spoke "Pennsylvania Dutch," he had a good command of English for speaking, reading, and writing. At the sale of his property after his death, at least a dozen books printed in both German and English were sold, including German and English Testaments and hymn books, a dictionary, a medical book, a doctor's book, and a "lot of books." Among the books sold at the sale was a German bible, which was bought by Jacob Weaver, husband of Christina Yoder Weaver(3), daughter of John Yoder(2). This was undoubtedly the old Conrad Yoder(1) Bible. It brought $6.01.
It has already been stated that he had built in his on yard a small log school house and hired a teacher to instruct his own and his neighbors' children. Later he gave a site of about an acre "in consideration for five cents" for a school, which was constructed in 1833. The deed for the site is to John Yoder, Jr.,(3) and David B. Whitener, and reads in part as follows:
" use of the School House in that neighborhood and inhabitants
of the neighborhood. The duty of the trustees to take charge of the
School House and if any thing is to be done they shall give
to the inhabitants of that neighborhood if any one of the
should die or remove out of that neighborhood, the
hold an election to elect another trustee, the
School House to be
known as the Union School House to hold forever "
John Yoder(2) was a member of the German Reformed Church at Grace. A Union Lutheran and Reformed log church was constructed here about the year 1797.
The land sale that I wrote of is recorded: Lincolc Co Deeds.1797 Book 18 pg237#652 14 Jan 1797. Samuel Jarret to Jon Yoder and John Hefner etc......I love the mental
picture of these two men setting out to purchase land to build a church in
what couldn't have been much more than wilderness. Great Stuff. Thanks again
> To: Bob Hefner <email@example.com>
> Hi, My name is Robert James Hefner. I'm a descendent of John Hefner. I
> found a reference in the history of Lincoln Co. N.C. Telling of the
> purchase of 3.5 acres of land at the fork of the Catawba river and Potts
> creek by Jon Yoder and John Hefner for the purpose of building Grace
> Evangelical Lutheran church dated 14 Jan 1797.
Religious meetings had probably been held on this site before the church was built. John Yoder(2) was one of the elders of the Reformed Church at Grace for many years. After the congregation had lost its first pastor, John Yoder(2) in 1825, was authorized to write to the Pennsylvania Synod for another pastor. He secured Rev. John Fritchey. About 1832 Rev. Fritchey wanted to take Negroes (slaves then) into the church, allowing them to sit in the gallery. John Yoder(2) strenuously opposed this move. He owned no slaves and wanted to have nothing to do with them. After he and others on his side had been outvoted he stood up and in "Pennsylvania Dutch" declared:
"'Ian h auben de kerchem helfen bauchem, an d ich stageninde
theren cin staungel briggel und slaug dare ars en Nager um das
do ui gaen wall."
Translated: "I helped to build this church and will take my stand
in the door and the first Negro that attempts to go in I will knock
him over with a snake pole."
During his lifetime Negroes were not brought into the church. But three years after his death, in 1838, the matter was brought up again and a majority in the congregation a second time voted to take Negroes into the church, allowing them to come in and sit in the gallery. Soon after, practically all the Yoders in the Reformed Congregation left it and joined the Lutheran Congregation worshipping in the same Union Church. Most of their descendants have been Lutherans since that time.
John Yoder(2) did not believe in shouting at church meetings. On one occasion when a sort of revival meeting had been held at the home of his church neighbor, George Shuford, and considerable shouting had taken place among the members of the Reformed Church, John Yoder(2) went around among his neighbors to learn whether it was true. Learning that it was true, he went to Rev. Graever, the Lutheran preacher living a few miles away, and urged him not to associate with the Reformed preacher who had conducted the meeting at which the shouting took place. Rev. Fritchey, the Reformed preacher prepared to leave the church. But before leaving he went to see the John Yoder(2) family. He sat down beside John Yoder's(2) wife and said: "Well, Mother, I'm going to leave here. What do you think about it?" She replied: "Well, those that don't want to stay here must go. There will then be more corn for the hogs."
Although a determined outspoken man in his convictions and in what he believed, John Yoder(2) was really a peace loving man. He never quarreled with his neighbors. Once when two of his neighbors, John Dellinger and Henry Sigmon, had a disagreement and bitter quarrel and planned to fight a duel, Dellinger selected John Yoder(2) as his second. But before the duel came off John Yoder(2) went to see both of them privately and persuaded them to patch up their differences, make friends again, and not fight the duel.
For many years John Yoder(2) was a militia captain. The local militia was an important organization in those early frontier days. All able-bodied men between 16 and 60 were required to belong to the militia and meet for drill for a certain number of days each year. The officers of the militia were elected by popular vote and were important local leaders.
Over the years, John Yoder(2), like his father, became a large land owner. He inherited land from his father, as we have seen. He bought the shares of his stepmother and his several brothers. He also received several grants of land from the state. At the time of his death he owned over 1200 acres of land.
In politics John Yoder(2) was a staunch Jeffersonian-Jacksonian Democrat. Among items sold at the sale of his personal property after his death was a life of General Andrew Jackson. When state political leaders and speakers came to Lincolnton for their political meetings and rallies, they usually inquired about John Yoder(2), and how his kinsmen and neighbors were planning to vote.
Like his father, John Yoder(2) died without having made a will. His estate was settled according to law and the proceeds and land distributed among his widow and children.
The sale of his personal property took place February 9-12, 1836. More than 1,000 persons attended the sale, some of them coming from a distance of 20 miles and more. Three hundred fifty items of personal property were sold, and total sales amounted to $718. Col George M. Yoder(4), as a ten year old boy, was present during the three days of the sale. According to him the sale was a gala event. During the auction and bidding, three bottles of whiskey were kept going through the crowd. As each bidder made a bid, a bottle was passed to him for a drink. "Nobody got drunk," Col. Yoder related, "but a few of the older fellows got a little tight."
John Yoder's(2) 1202 acres of land were divided among his heirs as follows:
To Mary B. Yoder(2), Widow 158 acres
To Michael Yoder(3) 186 acres
To Peter Yoder(3) 190 acres
To John Yoder, Jr.(3) 161 acres
To Jacob Yoder(3) 167 acres
To Jonas Reep(4), a grandson 150 acres
John Yoder's(2) children married as follows: John Yoder(3), Sarah Whitener, May 15, 1819;
Christina Yoder(3), Jacob Weaver, December 21, 1823;
3 Christina YODER b: Cir 1796 d: Cir 1879
+ Jacob WEAVER b: 1807 d: 12 October 1885
4 Henry WEAVER
4 Helena WEAVER
4 Sophia WEAVER
4 Mollie WEAVER
4 John WEAVER
Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I have a car wreck and hadn't been able to get back to my research. I e-mailed you I think in June about Nancy Yoder and you asked about her descendants. Here is what I have:
Nancy Yoder birth/Christened 1802 Lincoln, NC
d. 27 Feb. 1878
Jacob Weaver married: 21 Dec. 1823
b. 1790 Lincoln, NC
d. 27 Dec. 1882 in Fannin Co. GA
Polly Mary A Weaver b. 1829 NC
Eliza Weaver b. 1832 NC
Alfred Weaver b. 1833 NC
John A Weaver b. 1836 NC
Ibby Weaver b. 1847 GA
Newton Weaver b. 1844 GA
Victoria Weaver b. Oct. 1850 GA
Elias Weaver b. 9 Feb 1841 GA d. 17 Sep 1930 Fannin Co GA
Jacob Weaver b. 11 Mar 1823 NC d. 26 Jun 1915 Fannin Co GA
Fidellio Weaver b. 28 Aug 1838 GA d. 26 Feb 1928 Fannin Co GA
Burton Weaver b. Sep 1842 GA d. 5 Jul 1922 Fannin Co GA
That's all I have on Nancy. I'm trying to find her parents. My
ggg-grandfather was Fidellio. I have all of his family down to my daughter if you need it. Thank you for all the info you sent. I REALLY appreciate it. If I can be of any help, just let me know. If you can help me with Nancy's parents that would be great! Bye for now. Trina Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org
Following drom Sarah June 22, 2006- Posted on Weaver Genforum
Christina (1791-1877) of Lincoln, then Catawba County, NC, needs rescue from faulty and missing information, the wrong husband, and forgotten children. She was the eldest child of John Yoder(176?-1835) and Mary Barbara (Reep) Yoder, and a granddaughter of Conrad. Christina's brother Michael was father of the esteemed Catawba County historian George M. Yoder (1826-1920). Some of his writing is presently on USgenweb>NC>Catawba Co.>surnames and families>Yoder. George M. wrote for The Times Mercury, 31 July 1901, "Christene died in 1877, aged 83 years and was buried at Wesley Chapel. Her husband, Jacob Weaver, is also buried there." Three census returns consistently place her birth at ca 1792. (The cemetery may suggest they were Methodist converts.)
They have a Lincoln Co., marriage bond dated 21 Dec. 1823. Christina's husband has been confused with a Weaver cousin named Jacob who lived beyond him. He was 56 <1794> in 1850, the last census of his life, and a wagon maker.
In Entry #828 in the first Catawba Co. Heritage book, Gracie Cook included Jacob as a son of Conrad Weaver and his wife "Elizabeth Margaret Hahn." She added, "according to Walter Hahn's records in the Hickory library, they had five children: Henry, Helena, Sophia, Mollie and John." One assumes that Mollie and John died young; they missed all census years. "Helena" is almost certainly a misreading or a lapse for Selena. She was "Salena" in 1850, and Elizabeth afterward, wife of George W. Tucker. From 1850 to 1870, Christina (Yoder) Weaver lived "next door" either to Elizabeth Selena (ca 1824-after 1880) or to Henry R. Weaver (Dec. 1827-after 1910). It is probable that this sister and brother had as spouses another sibling pair, Nancy Caroline Tucker (ca 1825-28 Feb. 1902) and George W. Tucker (ca 1824-25 March 1863), a Civil War casualty from Catawba Co. The Mary Tucker, age 50 <1800> in Henry and Nancy Weaver's Jacobs Fork household in 1850 was probably Nancy's mother, given the age difference and the scarcity of Tuckers in Catawba of 1850 and 1860. The George Tuckers were about seven households away, enumerated immediately before Jacob and Christina Weaver. Although any documentary proof remains undiscovered, I believe Mary to be the Polly Knipe (Canipe now mostly) who wed Joseph Tucker with a Lincoln Co. marriage bond dated 15 August 1817, and who lived in Lincoln in 1820 and Rutherford Co. in 1830.
Jacob and Christina Weaver were in Lincoln Co., in 1830 and 1840, with two, then three children. (Seven Yoder households are listed on their same 1840 census page.) In the new Catawba Co., of 1850, their household included only a likely daughter, Sophia, age 17 <1833>. She seems to be the Sarah S. Weaver who married J. L. Michael in Catawba Co., 20 March 1856. In 1860, Christina Weaver was in the Jacobs Fork household of Jacob (ca 1833-1863) and Sarah S. Michael, both 27, and a child (Catherine?). Jacob L. died in the Civil War; I haven't found Sophia or the child after 1860. Jacob Michael's brother Peter (ca 1825-1899) married Hannah Tucker, a probable sister of George W. Tucker and Mrs. Henry R. Weaver. (Other likely children of Polly and Joseph Tucker are Mary A. (Tucker) Hamby (1833-1911) and another Civil War tragedy, Levi Tucker, born ca 1831.Two female children appear in the 1820 census, but are unknown.)
After Christina died in 1877, her daughter Elizabeth Selena Tucker was enumerated in Lovelady Township, Caldwell Co., NC, in 1880. She and George have Tucker descendants living there near Granite Falls today, posterity of their son Alfred R. Tucker (ca 1853-1895). The family of a daughter of George and Selena's son David F. Tucker (1850-after 1870)--Julia Abigail (Tucker) Herman (1875-1958)-- is subject of Entry #266 in the first CALDWELL Co. Heritage book.
Christina's son Henry R. Weaver survived the War, and lived in Catawba Co., in 1870 and 1880. In 1900, he was in Rutherford Co., NC, and in 1910 in Cleveland Co., NC, in the household of a daughter each time. His five children all were at home in 1860. The six young Tuckers of George and Selena are represented in 1850 and 1860 returns combined. (All Catawba Co.)
Henry's one son, Adolphus Durant Weaver (1852-1927), died in Caswell Co., NC, and had 16 children with two wives. He is interred in Providence Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery about midway between Danville, VA, and Yanceyville, NC. His sisters married men named Ballard, Dagenhardt, Nance and Killian. The Randolph Co., NC, death certificate for Martha Susannah (Weaver) Nance (1855-1925) confirms that their mother's maiden name was "Nancy Tucker."
Jacob Yoder(3), Catharine Hahn, June 6, 1824; Michael Yoder(3), Polly Dietz, November 10, 1824 (1825 per Bynums Lincoln County Marriage Bonds); Peter Yoder(3), Rachel Hahn, May 18, 1832; Mollie Yoder(3), Caleb Dietz; and Barbara Yoder(3), David Reep.
All of John Yoder's(2) children, except Peter Yoder(3), lived and died in Lincoln and what is now Catawba Counties. Most of the Yoders living north of Grace Church and in the vicinity of the old Conrad Yoder(1) homestead were and are descendants of John Yoder(2).
Around 1850 Peter Yoder(3), son of John Yoder(2), sold his land and moved by covered wagon to the state of Missouri, and settled near what is now the town of Farmington. After his first wife died, he married a Miss Covington and raised a large family of children. In 1917 the author visited one of his daughters who was ten years old when her father moved to Missouri with his family. She reminisced interestingly about the long trip by covered wagon to that new frontier state, and especially how she feared the wagon in which she was riding would turn over while they were crossing the mountains. The pioneer board house that Peter Yoder(3) had built was still standing in 1917, but had recently been abandoned. Close-by was an old neighborhood cemetery in which Peter Yoder(3) and his two wives were buried. Their graves were unmarked and the cemetery had grown up in weeds, bushes and small trees.
1. John Yoder (2) 1764-1835 (Con1)
JOHN YODER, ELDEST SON
Con1 John Yoder (John Abel Sr-per email@example.com) (10/26/1764 Lincoln Co.,
NC-12/29/1835 Lincoln Co., NC)
m. ca 1790 Mary Barbara Reep (1765-Aug.28,1842 Catawba Co., NC).
both buried Grace Church Cemetery
+Con11- John (John Abel Jr-per LexiKay1@aol.com) b. Mar.19,1795
Con12- Christina b. ca 1796 m. Dec.21, 1823 Lincoln Co., NC
Jacob Weaver d. "age 83" ca 1879
+Con13- Jacob b. Mar.25, 1797
+Con14- Michael b. Mar.17, 1799
+Con15- Peter b.Oct.13, 1805
Con16- Mollie b. m. Caleb Dietz (b. 1/20/1817 Lincoln, Co, NC.
(son of Solomon DEITZ)
Con17- Barbara b. m. 3/20/1828 Lincoln Co, NC
David Reep d. "age 82"
JOHN YODER(3), 1795-1870
John Yoder(3), the oldest son of John Yoder (2), was born March 19, 1795, and died March 19, 1870. He married Sarah (Sallie) Whitener, May 15, 1819. She died in April 1869. John Yoder(3) first was a member of the Reformed Church at Grace, and later became a Methodist. He and his wife are buried at Grace Church Cemetery.
John Yoder, died Mar 19, 1870, aged 75 y 19 d (this gives a birthdate of Feb 28, 1795 vs Mar 19, 1795 in the Yoder book), and Sallie Yoder, died 2 Apr 1869, 75 y 4 m 2 d (born 30 Nov 1793), Grace Lutheran/Reformed
Their children were Abel, Lavina, Daniel, Anna, Levi, William, Mary, and Andrew.
John Yoder(3) was a farmer. He inherited from his father's estate 161 acres of land lying on both sides of Jacob's Fork River. He built a log house on the west side of the river, near the branch that comes down from the Rhoney School. The house was used as a dwelling by his descendants until around 1900. He bought two other tracts of land about three miles west of his home place, in the Hog Hill section. In the last few years of his life, John Yoder(3) lived with his son Levi in Newton.
2. John Yoder (3) 1795-1870 (Con11)
Con11 John Yoder d. Mar.19,1870 bur. Grace Church Cem.
m. May 15, 1819 Lincoln Co., NC Sarah (Sallie) Whitener
(11/30/1793 -4/2/1869) (per LexiKay1@aol.com- John Abel Jr; Sarah
was born about 1797 in , Lincoln Co. NC, (Zion Luth bapt). She
died Apr 1869 in Catawba Co, NC.)
+Con111- John Abel b. 1818
Con112- Barbara Lavinia (3/8/1824 Catawba Co., NC- ) m. 4/3/1840
Lincoln Co., NC Jesse Killian (c1824- ) (per LexiKey1@aol.com-
Barbara also married David REEP (b c1824) "children lived in different climes"
+Con113- Daniel Moses b. Apr.10,1822
Con114- Anna Eliza b. ? m. John Reep .. "4 children"
Con115- William b. ca1824 . single.. moved to SC
+Con116- Levi b. ca1825
Con117- Mary (Mollie) b. ca1833 m1 11/9/1856 Catawba Co., NC Amzi A. Hahn
(12//31/1833 Lincoln Co., NC-7/17/1864 Petersburg, VA -Civil War)
m2 Luther Flannagan, "children lived in Hickory"
+Con118- Andrew R. b. Feb.7, 1836
1. Abel Yoder(4) was born in 1818, and was killed in the Civil War at the battle of Bristow Springs, Virginia. He had married Lizzie Jarrett. Their children were Anna, Marcus, Robert Knox (according to 1860 census, Robert and Knox were separate persons), George, Rhoda, Lizzie, and William. Abel Yoder(4) was a farmer and cabinet maker.
I have added some possible information on marriages and burials of the children of Abel to the below section, but there are some inconsistencies in ages.)
Con111- John Abel Yoder d. Civ. War, Battle of Bristow Springs,VA (sic?)
m. 3/22/1841 Lincoln Co., NC to Lizzie Jarrett (10/19/1821-2/19/1900) (She is buried at Plateau UMC, Catawba County, NC)
Buried in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, VA, Enlisted on 10/12/1863 at Camp Vance, NC as a Private, he mustered into "F" Co. NC 23rd Infantry. He was Killed In Action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, VA. d. May 10, 1864
Con1111- Anna b. ca1841 m. Elem Thouser (Elam Houser married Anna C. Yoder, 04 Oct, 1868, Catawba County, NC; both are buried at Plateau UMC, Catawba County, NC. He was born 21 Beb 1848 and died 3 June 1929. She died at the age of 84, no dates))
Con1112- Marcus b. ca1843 killed in Civil War
+Con1113- Robert Knox b. ca1845
("Robert d. Civ War, Knox lived GA") Robert born ca 1845 and Knox born ca 1850 per 1860 census)
Con1114- Rhoda b. ca1847 (A Rhoda E. Yoder married John F. Carpenter, 05 June, 1869, Catawba County, NC)
Con1115- George b. ca1850
("in GA".. a George res, Union Co.,TN 1900. wife Malinda
he b. Aug. 1848 )
Con1116- Lizzie (Elizabeth) b. ? (ca 1860 per 1860 census) (An Elizabeth Yoder, age 31, married Ephraim Black 9 March 1895 in Lincoln County, NC. Plateau Methodist Church tombstone inscription: Elizabeth, wife of E. J. Black, Apr 24, 1860 Oct 23, 1930.)
Con1117- William b. ca1850 (ca 1857 per 1860 census) "single lives with mother" (A William Youder, age 23, son of Abel and Eliz Youder, married Mattie Michael 12 Sept 1880 in Lincoln County, NC.) (Salem Union Church, Lincoln County, NC burial: Wm. A. Yoder, 14 Aug 1857 9 Apr 1884; no wife is buried with him)
Con1118- Frances b. (ca 1854 per 1860 census) "left the state" (A Frances Yoder, daughter of Able and Elizabeth, age 36, married Barney M. Sain, age 56, 16 Dec 1883, Lincoln County, NC)
On 11 January 1893 in Lincoln County, Henry Hahn, age 21, son of George Hahn and Frances Yoder Sain married Ida B. Sain, age 22, daughter of Barney and Martha Sain (nee Hoover)
Con1113- Robert Knox ( c1845 NC- ) ("Robert d. Civ War (sic?),
Knox lived GA") ?per 1880 Ga-McDuffie Co: Robert Knox Yoder (c1852 NC-
) m. Bell ____ (c1853 Ga- )
Con11131- Lucy (1874 NC- )
Con11132- Robert (1877 Ga- )
Con11133- Feddie (age 10/12 in 1880 Ga- )
4 John Abel YODER b: Cir 1819
+ Elizabeth "Lizzie" JARRETT b: 19 October 1821 d: 19 February 1900
5 Anna YODER b: Cir 1841
+ Elem THOUSER
5 Marcus YODER b: Cir 1843
5 Robert Knox YODER b: Cir 1845
5 Rhoda YODER b: Cir 1847
+ John F. CARPENTER b: 10 November 1849 d: 26 April 1926
5 George YODER b: Cir 1848
5 Lizzie YODER
5 William YODER b: Cir 1850
2. Lavina Yoder(4) was born
in 1820 March
8, 1821 and died February 10, 1898.
She married Jesse Killian (3 Apr 1840, Lincoln County, NC). He was born June 5, 1812 and died
September 22, 1892. Both are buried in
the Bethel reformed Church Cemetery, Catawba County, NC. Their children were Martha, Aldine,
Sallie, Caroline, John, Simon, Telitha, William, Belle, and Brownlow.
4 Barbara Lavinia YODER b: 8 March 1824
+ Jesse KILLIAN
5 Martha KILLIAN
5 Aldine KILLIAN
5 Sallie KILLIAN
5 Caroline KILLIAN
5 John KILLIAN
5 Simon KILLIAN
+ Marietta SEAGLE b: 28 June 1862
5 Telitha KILLIAN
5 Willian L. KILLIAN b: 29 September 1839 d: 3 January 1920
+ Eva BAKER b: 4 October 1843 d: 7 July 1927
6 J. Yates KILLIAN
6 Anna KILLIAN
6 Craig KILLIAN
5 Belle KILLIAN
5 Brownlow KILLIAN
3. Daniel M. Yoder(4). See Chapter V.
4. Anna Yoder(4) married John Reep. Their children were Laban,
Willie, and Francis.
4 Anna Eliza Clarissa YODER b: 7 August 1823
+ John REEP
5 Laban REEP
5 Willie REEP
5 Francis REEP
5. Levi Yoder(4) married Harriet Gross. Their children were Tollie, Sallie, Ase, and Edward. Levi Yoder(4) was a carpenter, merchant, and tailor. He was a Civil War veteran.
4 Levi Franklin YODER b: 29 November 1825; d: 21 Apr 1894; bur: Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC
+ Harriet GROSS b: April 1843 (b. Apr 16, 1841 and d. 24 Feb 1943)
5 Tollie YODER
5 Sallie YODER b: July 1870 d: 1936 b: Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC
+ Edwin O. Whittle mar: Dec 18, 1890 b: 1863 d: 1931 bur: Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC
5 Ase YODER b: January 1872 (Asa A. Yoder b: 10 Jan 1872; d: b: 10 Jan 1872; d:4 Mar 1946; bur; Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC)
5 Edward YODER
5 Infant Daughter YODER; no dates; bur. Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC
Harriet Gross Yoder obit stated she was survived by son Asa Yoder, granddaughters Mrs W. K.Beattie of Hickory and Mrs. Sarah Wlliams of Charlotte, and grandson Charles Whittle of Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by five children.
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This note was written apparently mosting by Neal Wilfong and then forwarded by Lynn Kirk, LNZBOP@aol.com , Feb 18, 2006
After your recent e-mail was forwarded to me by Bill Yoder of Hickory, NC, I went through several of my reference sources in search of your great-grandfather Asa Yoder's family.
In The History of the Yoder Family in North Carolina, by the late Dr. Fred Roy Yoder, on page 31, I located an "Ase Yoder" who was a child of Levi Yoder and his wife, the former Harriet Gross. According to Dr. Yoder's research Ase was a sibling to Tollie, Sallie, and Edward Yoder.
As you believe that Asa Yoder lived and worked in Newton, I consulted the Catawba County Cemeteries, volume VII, that is devoted to tombstone records in Eastview Cemetery in the City of Newton. On page eight I located an Asa A. Yoder, who was born January 10, 1872 and died March 4, 1946. A woman, Nellie Sill Yoder, who lived from May 8, 1872 to May 12, 1908, is buried either beside Asa or nearby. I speculate that Nellie may have been his wife. You mentioned in your letter that your great-grandmother died when your grandmother Colleen was around four years old. Was your grandmother born ca. 1904?
Levi F. Yoder is also buried in Eastview Cemetery in Newton. He was born November 29, 1825 and died April 21, 1894. I did not locate any data on Levi Yoder's wife, Harriet. She may be buried in an unmarked grave at Eastview or interred in another cemetery. There are graves near Levi's for a Lonnie Wade Yoder, who died July 7, 1876, at the age of 1 year 6 months 13 days, and for an unnamed infant daughter, no dates.
As Levi Yoder must have been more than 50 years old when Lonnie was born, it is possible that Harriet was quite a bit younger and perhaps remarried after her husband's death. If I had more time (which I don't seem to have these days) I would check all nine volumes of the Catawba County Cemetery records for Harriet's name. The majority of the cemetery books do not index persons by individual name, but by surname only, and as there are so many Yoders buried throughout Catawba County, it would require too much time to check out each Yoder death. The Catawba County Cemetery books were published by the Catawba County Genealogical Society. I think that there is a county website that may index all the burials in Catawba County as contained in the cemetery book collection.. If a Harriet Yoder could be found among those listings I could look up her birth and death data once the specific volume of the cemetery books was known. Of course there could be the problem of distinguishing between persons with a similar name. The matter of a possible different married surname would be another puzzle.
Using Dr. Yoder's history of the Yoder family as my source it looks like your descent from Swiss pioneer Conrad Yoder is as follows:
Conrad Yoder and first wife, Christina Klein (Cline)
John Yoder and Mary Barbara Reep
John Yoder, Jr. and Sarah (Sallie) Whitener
Levi F. Yoder and Harriet E. Gross
Asa A. Yoder and Nellie Sill
Colleen Harriet Yoder and Warren Knox Beattie (both deceased)
Colleen Elizabeth Johnston and Donald Edward Johnston----(my parents, both deceased)
Lynn Johnston Kirk (Me) -- Warren Jeffrey Johnston (my brother), Jan Elizabeth Johnston O'Hara (My sister), and Leslie Harriet Johnston (my sister)
Justin Scott Kirk (My son) and Shelby Rae Colleen Leavitt (My daughter)
Jennifer Leah Johnston Newton (Warren J. Johnston's daughter)
Casey Elizabeth Johnston (Warren J. Johnston's daughter)
Gabriel Joseph O'Hara (My sister's son)
It looks like your great-grandfather Asa A. Yoder was a first cousin to Alfred P. Yoder, who was the paternal grandfather of Bill Yoder of Hickory. Alfred Yoder's father, Daniel M. Yoder, was an older brother to your great-great-grandfather Levi F.Yoder.
If I may be of further assistance, please contact me.
And that is the end of my story so far! Hope to meet everyone soon at a reunion.
Lynn J. Kirk
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Census note: 1930 census shows:
Yoder, Hasiett 86 NC Catawba, Newton
Census 1920 shows:
Yoder, Harriet 75 1844 North Carolina White Newton, Catawba, North Carolina
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6. William Yoder(4) never married. He was a carpenter. He moved to South Carolina as a young man and died in that state.
4 William YODER b: Abt 1824
7. Mary (Mollie) Yoder(4) first married Amzi Hahn (on 9 Nov 1856 in Lincoln County, NC), who was killed in the Civil War. They had one daughter, Mary, who married an Abee. Mary (Mollie) Hahn(4) married Luther Flannagan (on 23 Feb 1868 in Catawba County, NC) as her second husband. They had two sons.
4 Mary (Mollie) YODER b: Abt 1833
+ Amzi Alexander HAHN
5 Mary HAHN
+ Unknown ABEE
+ Luther FLANNAGAN
There is the following burial in Hickorys Oakwood Cemetery:
Mary M., Wife of M. L. Flannagan
6 March 1833
22 May 1915
82y 2m 16d
Frank H. Flannahan
15 May 1870
12 Sept 1898
28y 3m 27d
There is also a separate burial for a M. Luther Flannagan, born 1845
M. Luther Flannagan
12 April 1845
16 Feb 1918
Mary Barns D. Flannagan
10 April 1882
6 October 1926
In the 1880 census in Hickory twp:
Mart. L. Flanagan 35
Mary M. 45
Abel H. 10 twins
Frank H. 10 twins
This census listing would suggest that burial for the above M . Luther Flannagan was the husband of Mary M. Yoder based on the correspondence of birth dates. Who was the Mary Barns D. Flannagan?
In the 1900 census:
Hattie Flannigan born June 1874 26 widow
Mabel M. born Feb 1893 7
Annie M. born Apr 1895 5
J. Franklin born Oct 1897 3
Hattie was the widow of Frank H. Flannagan. On 15 March 1892, Frank H. Flanagan married Hattie Barger
8. Andrew B. Yoder(4). See Chapter VII.
1 Conrad YODER b: Abt 1730 d: April 1790
+ Christina KLEIN b: Abt 1750 d: 1771-1772
2 John YODER b: 26 October 1764 d: 29 December 1835
+ Mary Barbara REEP b: Cir 1765 d: 28 August 1842
3 John YODER b: 19 March 1795 d: 19 March 1870
+ Sarah (Sallie) WHITENER b: 30 November 1793 d: 2 April 1869
DANIEL M. YODER(4), 1822-1908
Daniel Moses Yoder(4), was born April 19, 1822, and died May 21, 1908. He married Sarah Whisnant, who was born January 7, 1833 and died November 9, 1908. Both were members of Zion Lutheran Church and are buried in Zion Church Cemetery. Their children were Jason, Hosea, James, Ida, Martha, Alfred, Robert, and Hilliard.
Daniel M. Yoder(4) was a farmer. He inherited land from his father lying on both sides of Jacob's Fork River. His wife also inherited land on Henry's Fork River.
"Uncle Dan," as he was usually called by kinsmen and neighbors in his old age, was a quiet, modest man of a few words. In groups he would sit and listen, rarely saying a word. The author remembers him as wearing long white hair, with curls that came down to his shoulders. He was ahardy and active man in his old age. He liked hunting. When hunters came close to his home, he often got down his long-barrel rifle and joined the hunt. The author remembers "Uncle Dan" joining in the hunts when he was over 80 years of age.
4 Daniel Moses YODER b: 10 April 1822 d: 21 May 1908
+ Sarah WHISNANT b: 7 January 1833 d: 9 November 1908
3. Daniel M. Yoder (4) 1822-1908
Con113 Daniel Moses Yoder d. May 21, 1908
m. c1853 Sarah E. Whisnant (Jan.7,1833 Lincoln Co, NC-
Nov.9,1908 Catawba Co., NC) both bur. Zion Church Cemetery
+Con1131- Jason E. b. Oct.10,1855 m. Jane Yoder (Con1321)
d. Jul.21, 1916 Brookfield. bur. Zion Church Cem.
+Con1132- Hosea W. b. Jun. 1858 m.Theodosia Whitener
Con1133- James P. (3/6/1860-12/29/1949) m. Fannie Etta Weaver
Con1134- Ida b. ca1861 m. c1881 Jones Sigmon (c1861- )
Con1135- Martha b. ca1863 m. c1883 Noah Whitener (c1863- )
+Con1136- Alfred P. b. Jan.12, 1866 m. Cora Yoder (Con1318)
d. May 1,1947 bur. Zion Church Cem.
+Con1137- Robert M. b. 1867 m. Ida Abernathy
+Con1138- Hilliard b. Nov. 1870 m Minnie Weaver
Children and Grandchildren
1. Jason E. Yoder(5) was born October 10, 1855, and died July 21, 1916. He married Jane Yoder(5) who was born September 13, 1856, and died June 30, 1900. Both were members of Zion Lutheran Church and are buried in Zion Church Cemetery. Their children were Lilly-belle, Carl, Carrie, Marshall, Macon, Ora, and Clyde. Jason E. Yoder(5) was a farmer and wagoner. During the last ten years of his life he lived in Brookford and worked at various odd jobs.
5 Jason Elisha YODER b: 10 October 1855 d: 21 July 1916
+ Jane Barbara YODER b: 13 September 1856 d: 30 June 1900
Con1131- Jason Elisha 910/10/1855-7/21/1916 Brookfield.) m. 8/18/1880
Jane Barbara Yoder (Con1321) (9/13/1856-6/30/1900) bur. Zion Church Cem.
farmer and wagoner
Con11311- Lillybelle (ca 1876 - ) m 12 Jan 1896, Catawba County,
Longdon (Langdon) Huffman (b ca 1872) -one child
Con11312- Carl M. (9/4/1884-3/7/1946 bur Zion Church Cem)
m Elsie M. Teague (5/20/1886- 12/13/1974 bur Zion Church Cem )
Con11313- Carrie (18 Feb 1884 4 Dec 1956 bur Bethel UCC Cem) m1 Robert Lee Martin, 3 Feb 1903, Catawba County
(11 Aug 1865 - 23 June 1930 bur Bethel UCC Cem) m2 A.D. Herren
Con11314- Marshall m Evie Hedrick
Con11315- Macon m Ella Sigmon
Con11316- Ora m ____ Williams
Con11317- Clyde m Helen ____
Hickory Daily Record, Monday July 20, 1942: Marshall Yoder, Hickory Native, killed by train in Knoxville, TN. He was the son of the late Jason Yoder. He is survived by brothers Carl and Make Yoder of Hickory, and Clyde of Cincinnati, Ohio, sisters, Mrs. A. D. Herren of Hickory, Miss Ora Yoder, Ludlow, KY, Mrs. L. B. Huffman, Marion. He lived in Knoxville for the past 15 years.
Lilly-belle Yoder(6) married Longdon Huffman. They had one child.
6 Lillybelle YODER b: Cir 1881
+ Longdon (Langdon) HUFFMAN
Carrie Yoder(6) was born in 1884 and died in 1956. She first married Robert Lee Martin, who died in 1930. She then married A. D. Herren. She had six children by her first husband.
6 Carrie Emma YODER b: 18 February 1884 d: 4 December 1956 bur: Bethel Reformed Cemetery
+ Robert Lee MARTIN b: 11 August 1865 d: 23 June 1930
7 Murphy MARTIN b: Cir 1904 d: 24 August 1905
7 Eva Salomae MARTIN b: 24 October 1905 d: 4 October 1980
+ Fred Lee DIETZ b: 15 August 1902 d: 19 April 1961
8 Milford Lee DIETZ b: 26 March 1923 d: 3 July 1975
+ Rose Conrad MYERS
9 Alan DIETZ
+ Carol Francine HALLMAN
10 Dax DIETZ
10 Nikki DIETZ
10 Lane DIETZ
9 Susan DIETZ
+ Daniel L. SAWYER
10 Cameron SAWYER
10 Trey SAWYER
9 Rosemary DIETZ
+ Greg SKOOG
8 Harold Loyd DIETZ b: 25 January 1927 d: 21 June 1927
7 Ruby Octavia MARTIN b: 6 April 1907 d: 14 February 1972
+ Alfred Decal PARKER
7 Shuford H. MARTIN b: 25 January 1909 d: 8 July 1925
7 Charlie Bramon MARTIN b: 2 May 1910 d: 21 August 1967 bur: Bethel Reformed Cemetery
+ Nellie HAYNES
7 Bonnie Katherine MARTIN b: 29 August 1915 d: 22 December 1963
+ James Edward GIBSON
+ Alonzo D. HERREN
+ A.B. HAWN
Carl M. Yoder(6) was born September 4, 1884 (1883 per obit), and died March 7, 1946. He is buried in Zion Church Cemetery. He married Elsie M. Teague, who was born May 20, 1886 and died December 13, 1974. Both are buried in the Zion Lutheran Church cemetery. Their children were Roscoe, James, "W.G.," Ovelia, and Barbaree. He was employed by the Asheville Division, Southern Rail Road for 40 years.
6 Carl M. YODER b: 4 September 1882 d: 7 March 1946
+ Elsie M. TEAGUE b: 20 May 1886 d: 26 December 1974
7 Roscoe YODER (Roscoe H. Yoder, 9 Jan 1907 11 June 1949, bur: Zion Church Cem.)
7 James YODER (James N. Yoder, 29 Jan 1911 2 Mar 1959, bur: Zion Church Cem.)
7 W. (Willis) G. YODER (fathers obit said he lived in Tryon)
7 Ovelia YODER b: 21 March 1917 d: 29 August 1989
7 Barbaree YODER
Ella Sigmon Evie Hedrick
6 Marshall W. YODER b: March 1885
+ Evie HEDRICK
Macon Yoder(6) married Ella Sigmon. He was bornMarch 28, 1887 and died June 25, 1946. She was born July 23, 1886 and died July 23, 1966. Both are buried in the Millers/St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hickory, NC. Buried with them is Ruth Viola Yoder Lane, 9 March 1910 20 Apr 1940. (Who was this? Macon and Ella did have a daughter born in 1910, but in the 1910 census, she was named Ella. Could Ella have been an additional given name?)
Ora Yoder(6) married ________ Williams.
Clyde Yoder(6) married Helen _________.
6 Macon YODER b: Cir 1886 (Macom W. Yoder, 28 Mar 1887 25 June 1946, bur:Millers/St.Stephens Lutheran Church Cem.)
+ Ella SIGMON (23 July 1886 23 July 1996, bur: Millers/St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cem.)
7. Ruth Viola Yoder(9 Mar, 1910 20 Apr 1940, (Daughter?, buried with Macon and Ella Yoder)
+ ----- Lane
6 Willie M. YODER b: March 1890
6 Katie Ora YODER b: Cir 1893
+ Unknown WILLIAMS
6 Clark J. YODER b: Cir 1895 (Name hard to read in 1910 census, but may be Clide)
+ Helen UNKNOWN
2. Hosea W. Yoder(5) married Theodosia Whitener. Their children were Mark, Lula, Kenneth, Fredie, Ivey, Essie, Colen, Vernon, and Nettie. (also, McKinley per 1910 and 1920 censuses) Hosea Yoder(5) was a farmer.
5 Hosea YODER b: 7 January 1858 d: 22 September 1940; bur Zion Church Cem.
+ Theodosia Candice (Doshia) WHITENER b: 10 April 1873 d: 22 November 1949; bur Zion Church Cem.
6 Lula YODER b: 9 April 1895 d: 23 August 1972 bur: Royal Chapel Church of God Cem.
+ George Henry WHITENER b: 6 May 1898 d: 8 April 1985 bur: Royal Chapel Church of God Cem.
7 Jack Marvin Whitener (June 3, 1925 July 20, 2008) bur: Royal Chapel Church of God
+ Maxine Wright about 1948
8 Tim Whitener
+ Penny -------
8 Dennis Whitener
+ Lisa ------
7 Mildred Whitener
+ ---- Huffman
7 J.Lee Whitener
+ Mildred ------
7 George Whitener, Jr. (of Bastrop, TX)
+ Madlean -----
7 Pauline Whitener (deceased)
7 Hazel Whitener
+ ------ Kerley
6 Ivey YODER b: Cir 1898
+ Unknown (P. C. per mothers obit) STEPHENS (In 1920 Census for Hosae Yoder, looks like first name is Pat)
6 Mark YODER b: Cir 1900
6 William McKinley YODER b: 22 July 1901 d: 15 October 1959 bur: Zion Church Cem
6 Freddie YODER b: 5 March 1903 d: 29 December 1972 bur: Royal Chapel Church of God Cem
+ George Vernon ECKARD b: 5 August 1901 d: 1 March 1975 bur: Royal Chapel Church of God Cem
6 Kenneth YODER
6 Colen YODER b: Cir 1906 (b: March 25, 1905 d: Jauly 4, 1939, bur: Zion Lutheran Cemetery
6 Essie YODER b: Cir 1908 (b: Sept 13, 1902 d: July 22, 2002)
+ Arthur M. Greenhill
7 Betty Yoder
+ Ned Pitts
7 Alice F. Yoder
+ Tom Clay
7 Helen Yoder
+ Marshall Rudisill
7 Shirley Yoder
+ Art Hardt
7 Edith Yoder
+ ------ Young
6 Nettie YODER b: Cir 1911 (b: Dec 1, 1910 d: Apr 29, 2002) bur: Catawba Memorial Park
+ John Jacob Poteat bur: Catawba Memorial Park (I dont have dates)
John W. Bill Poteat
+ Helen -----
Nellie Yoder Poteat, 91, 0f Hickory, die April 29,2002, at Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton. Born Dec 1, 1910 in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Hosea W. and Theodosia Whitener Yoder. A member of Viewmont Baptist Churvh, she was a homemaker and worked in the hosierindustry. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jacob Poteat; four brothers, Marcus Yoder, William M. Yoder, Colen Yoder and Vernon Yoder; and three sisters, lula Whitener, Iva Stephens and Freddie Eckard. Survivirs include a son and daughter-in-law, John W. Bill and Helen Poteat of Hickory; a sister, Essie Y. Greenhill of Hickory; and a number of nephews and nieces.
6 Vernon YODER b: Cir 1915 (See obituary of Pauline Warren Yoder below for possible connection)
6 Mildred YODER (mentioned as surviving sister in obituary
Pauline Warren Yoder, 80, of Hickory, died August 25, 2005. She was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Bryson City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon H. Yoder. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Josette and David Warren of Davidson and Marcella and Arnold Deal of Hickory, plus a granddaughter and grandson. In the 1920 Census for Hickory, Vernon Yoder, son of Hosae, was 5 years old. The only Vernon Yoder in thw SSDI corresponds with this one. He was born 2 July 1914 and died 1 Feb 1989 in the Hickory area. (There is a Vernon H. Yoder buried in Catawba Memorial Park, but I dont have the dates.)
Con1132- Hosea W. Yoder (1/7/1858 Catawba Co., NC-9/22/1940
Catawba Co., NC) m. Theodosia Candice "Dosia" Whitener
(4/10/1873 Catawba Co., NC- 11/22/1949 Catawba Co., NC)
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from Ted Yoder
Mrs. Essie is aunt of Larry Hefner of Forrest City who
has helped us with reunion. Her neice Irene Yoder
Sain, sister of Pauline Yoder Alley and the late
Willis Yoder, died a few days ago.
Essie was the woman who my Dad took the newly fresh
heifer without horns ('mooley cow') to about 50 years
ago, and she said, "This cow dont have horns!" and Dad
replied, "They dont give milk from their horns," As
Dad told in the story at the natl reunion 2 yrs ago,
"that was the wrong thing to say." Unbeknownst to
him, while Dad told that story, Essie was setting just
a table away, laughing big about it! She was a very
sweet lady who came regularly to the reunion.
Obituaries for July 23 HDR
ESSIE Y. GREENHILL
Essie Yoder Greenhill, 99, of Hickory, died July 22,
2002, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 13, 1902, in Catawba County, she was a
daughter of the late Hosea W. and Theodosia Whitener
A lifelong member of Royal Chapel Church of God, she
was a member of the choir and Missionary Society,
Sunday school teacher and church custodian. She was a
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur M.
Greenhill; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law,
Betty and Ned Pitts, Alice F. and Tom Clay and Helen
and Marshall Rudisill of Hickory, Shirley and Art
Hardt of Jacksonville, N.C., and Edith Young of
Raleigh; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Petty,
Paul Cobb and Larry Hefner at 3 p.m. Wednesday at her
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior
to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, 334
Second St., NW, Hickory, from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
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Irene was daughter of Wm. McKinley 'Ken' Yoder, son of
The Steve Abee mentioned is the potter.
Obituaries for July 24 HDR
IRENE Y. SAIN
Irene Yoder Sain, 70, of Hickory, died July 19, 2002,
at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born May 18, 1932, in Catawba County, she was a
daughter of the late Ken and Thirsie Young Yoder.
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day
Saints in Morganton, she was employed with Shuford
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lydia Joyce;
two brothers, Gary Yoder and Dill Yoder; and a sister,
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and
Myla Sain of Cedar City, Utah; three daughters and
sons-in-law, Sissy and Jeff Icard of Salt Lake City,
Utah, Vickie and Bo Beard of Hickory and Spring and
Kenneth Reitzel of Conover; four brothers, Beuford
Lindsay and Dude Yoder of Burke County and Daryl Yoder
and Colon Yoder of the George Hildebran community;
three sisters, Pauline Alley of Hickory, Blaka Abee of
Connelly Springs and Liz Crow of Georgia; 18
grandchildren, Shane Hughes, Vandy Hughes, Emily Sain,
Benjamin Sain, Amy Sain, Michael Sain, Sarah Sain,
Febee Icard, Joanie Icard, Brandy Icard, Velva Lowman,
Kyle Joyce, Katie Beard, Jessica Weaver, Danielle
Reitzel, Shelly Reitzel, Nathan Reitzel and Brittany
Sain; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by Dave Abbott, Dan
Clark and Blaka Abee at 11:30 a.m. today at her
Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Lindsay, Jeff Yoder, Rob
Yoder, Greg Crow, Steven Abee, Billy Yoder and Jason
The family will be at the church at 10 a.m. today.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home, 334 Second St., NW, Hickory,
is in charge of arrangements.
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3. James P. Yoder(5) was born March 6, 1860 and died December 26, 1949. He married Etta Weaver (his obituary gives her first name as Mae), who was born May 15, 1872, and died August 29, 1959. Both were members of Zion Lutheran Church and are buried in Zion Church Cemetery. Their children were Paul, Jacob, Benjamin, and David. James P. Yoder(5) was a farmer. He inherited the old home place and took care of his parents in their old age. He liked hunting dogs, which he carefully trained. His dogs were usually the best hunting dogs in the community.
5 James P. YODER b: 6 March 1860 d: 26 December 1949 (1946 per Zion Church Cem. transcription)
+ Fannie Etta WEAVER b: 15 May 1872 d: 29 August 1959
6 Paul R. (Ray) YODER b: Cir 1902 (9 Mar 1901 20 Dec 1966, bur Zion Church Cem.
+ Blanche Bolick, 21 Jan 1899 22 Feb, 1972, bur Zion Church Cem.
7 Joe Lee Yoder (September 15, 1928 February 25, 2009), bur Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cem.
+ Katherine (Kathy) Reed
+ ------ Stine
7 Betty Yoder
+ ------ Coffey
7 Ray Yoder
6 Jacob R. YODER b: Cir 1904 (Jacob Raymond Yoder, 26 Aug 1903 29 Aug 1978, bur Zion Church Cem., adjacent to parents)
+ Medie Whitener, b. 28 Feb 1904; buried with James R. Yoder, wife?)
6 Benjamin M. YODER b: Cir 1908 (Benjamin Moser Yoder b: 25 Sept 1906 d: 5 Feb 1983 bur: Zion Church Cem.
6 David A. YODER b: Cir 1912 (3 Aug 1911 20 Feb 1996 per SSDI; same death date as in wifes obituary) bur: Zion Lutheran Church cem.
+ Louise Pitts (September 6, 1915 March 25, 2006) bur: Zion Lutheran Church cem.
7 Nancy Yoder
+ Bobby Carroll
+ David Bishop
+ Joel Kahill
7 Gail Yoder
+ Carl Cranford
6 Benjamin M. Yoder b. c1908 m. ?
(info from Benelia Yoder Reese, 3044 Lutz Blvd, Newton, NC 28658, email : firstname.lastname@example.org )
7 Benelia Y m. ______ Reese m
8 Amy b. 10/2/1968 m. Oct. 18, 1998 Terry lantham b.
9 Sawyer Reese Lantham b. 12/9/2000
9 Kayley Alana Lantham b. 8/29/2003
8 Kevin Wayne Reese b. 1/26/1966 m. 9/12/1992 Karen Hall b.
9 Jacob Wayne Reese b. 4/20/1999
9 Leah Carolyn Reese b. 3/22/2000