YODER FAMILY INFORMATION

Listserver Archived Files - 1997


Listserver Files.1997

From: CHRIS YODER <75757.3371@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Happy New Year
Date: 01 Jan 97 15:50:43 EST

Happy New Year from the Yoder Newsletter!

1996 has been a wonderful year for the Yoder Newsletter! Here are some of our
Top Items:

1. A tremendousl Yoder National Reunion was hosted by the Oley Valley Yoders.
President Richard B. Yoder and his committee did a great job organizing, and our
premier Oley Researcher Richard H. Yoder of Bechtelsville prepared a terrific
bus tour and script.

2. Thanks to our Webmaster Donald Kauffman, The Yoder Archives are now
"On the Web" with a beautiful homepage with evolving capabilities

3. This Yoder Listserver has "finally" been launched... after talking about it
for years.
(thanks to our list administrator "genseng").

4. Notes by 19th century North Carolina Yoder Historian George M. Yoder: prove
that Jacob Yoders of SW Pa was the son of Melchior; establish the ancestry of
Yoder historian Charles T. Yoder and (probably) of George Yoder of Venango
County. (see the April YNL).

5. Found the PA connection of Civil War veteran Charles W. Yoder of Illinois;
Connected a number of Alsatian immigrants to their French origins (see YNL 28);
and more!

For 1997, here's some of what's in the works:

1. New Year update of Yoder Archival Data- probably by end of January. Will
include files updates AND new data, such as:

- Extensive translation of Karl Joder Swiss Joder notes- Complements of
the
liguistic and typing talents of Fred Haines (Thanks Fred!).
- 1860 and 1880 PA Yoder census data.
- Summary of the Alsatian Yoder families from Huckel research.
- Oley Yoder History by Bertolet (typed thanks to Marli Yoder)
- Additional YNL back issues (scanned and retyped with the help of
David Yoder and Donald Kauffman).

2. Upcoming Yoder Newsletter Features....
- The George M. Yoder papers and the new connections they make.
- A feature on Jacob Yoder who married Barbara Rupp, with cemetery photos
by Dick Yoder of Bechtelsville and discussion of his ancestry.
- More!

3. And our Web Page Features will grow to include:

- Yoder Projects in Process, and how to help these
- Yoder name items (like T-shirts) for sale (updates being gathered on
items and prices).

Anyway--may 1997 be a Happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones>

Best wishes from the YNL staff
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From: CHRIS YODER <75757.3371@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Jan. 1st- On this day
Date: 01 Jan 97 15:50:33 EST

On 1/1/1793 , Barbara Yoder (daughter of Henry Yoder-YR261-of Somerset County,
PA) married Jacob Schlabach.

(Note: Sorry that the listserver transmissions have slowed down a bit for the
holidays....they'll pick back up again next week- Chris Y).
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From: Jim Yoder KB8LDG <JEYoder@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: YODER Amateur Radio Operators
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 1997 12:32:45 -0800

To all Yoders, a very happy and prosperous New Year.

I was wondering if any of you on the list are active Amateur Radio
Operators. The CallBook lists some 130 amateurs under the name Yoder.

There are several locations to access current CallBook data. One of the
easiest is the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

Attached below is the current listing.

Callsign lookup results for:

--NAMES AND DETAILS REMOVED 2006

BASED ON PRIVACY REQUEST—

 

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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Peter Yoder of Medina County,OH
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 22:55:55 -0800

A descendant of Peter Yoder of Medina County, OH. Would love to share
information with others. Great job, you have come a long way since I came
on-line in August!

reply to:
Dianne Carr Peterson <peterson@ee.net>
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jan.14th
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 22:45:51 -0800

On This Day in Yoder History:

Jan.14, 1711- Hans Joder (OH), a progenitor of the Oley Valley Yoder line
and believed as the first of our name in the New World, purchased land in
Coventry Township, Chester County, Pa...somewhere opposite the presentday
city of Pottstown. (see YNL5).

On Jan.14, 1742- The will of Hans and his brother Yost were both "proved"
in Philadelphia. Apparently the executors of both estates made a joint
trip to the courthouse for this purpose.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jan. 9th
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 23:39:58 -0800

On this day In Yoder History:

Jan 9, 1685--Cousins Jost Joder and Catherine Joder married Barbara and Hans Rupp (a
sister and brother) in Steffisburg Switzerland.

Both Jost Joder and Hans Rupp were Anabaptists (Taufer) and were among those who left
Steffisburg in the early 1690s. By 1710, Hans Rupp, then of Sigiswil, is recorded as
leaving for Pennsylvania.

On Jan.9, 1671, Adam Joder married Barbara Ochsenbein...tehse folks were the parents of
Hans and Yosts, the Oley immigrants.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Earl F Yoder of Monmouth, IL
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 23:30:00 -0800

Can anyone help this lady?
The following was posted on the Yoder Homepage Guestbook:
------------------------------------------------------
New to internet! Found this fascinating website. Been looking for Earl
F. Yoder, my father. Lost track 45 years ago. He was from Monmouth, IL.
Does anyone know of him? Keep up the great work!
Beverly Yoder Strong <rstrong@ix.netcom.com>
Princeton, MA USA - Tuesday, January 07, 1997 at 15:31:39 (PST)
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Yoder Newsletters
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 22:44:46 -0800

David Yoder wrote:
>
> I have a question for you. I suppose it really belongs on the Yoder list server,
but here goes: Where if anywhere do the Oley Yoders cross
(intermarry) the Amish lines? I suppose you already know that 99% of the
people in _Amish and Amish-Mennonite Genealogies_ are interrelated either
by blood or marriage.
> Sincerely, Dave

Good question.. I know we've had examples of the Mennonite and Amish
Yoder descent intermarrying...and one case which also adds in one of the
Alsatian lines, but I don't recall anyone on the Oley side who also has a
Amish Yoder connection....not to say there haven't been. Does anyone else
know of such an instance?

Going backward, even though the Amish ancestry is only speculative, I
would feel some confidence that the lines cross at Caspar Joder who m.
Margret Hennig on July 4, 1596, if not at their son Nicolaus who married
Anna Trachsel and was the proven progenitor of the Yoders who came to
the Oley Valley.--Chris
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From: Judy Gurka <gurka@tigger.cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: major lines?
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 09:48:26 -0700 (MST)

I'd like to see a list of (known) major lines, in the US and elsewhere.

I know a few:

Hans and Yost - 2 brothers from Steffisburg, Switz. to Berks Co., PA
"the widow" Barbara - has her husband been identified yet?
Conrad - North Carolina progenitor, possibly related to Hans & Yost
Amish Yoders - who is/are the immigrant(s)?
Mennonite Yoders - (ditto)

Please correct any goofs! What other major (fairly early) lines are
known?

Judy Gurka
gurka@cs.colorado.edu

My line (Berks Co.):
Yost ... >>
Johannes m. Magdalena Breyfogel >>
Mary Ann (b.1838) m. David BERG/BERK (David m. (2) Margaret RAPP)
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: New Items In Yoder Homepage "Map Room"
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 22:14:33 -0800

Visit The Yoder Homepage--"http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/" and see several new items
which have been added to the Map Room. These include Three Yoder Crests, color postcards
of the Yoder Chapel and Steffisburg, Switzerland.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Homepage Feature Added
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 20:05:32 -0800

The "Announcements" Window of the Yoder Homepage is now
up and running. It presents various Yoder Related Projects
(fund raising, restorations, and research efforts) and
tells you how you can support these or get additional
details about them.

Come visit at: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/announce.html
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Health Note on a Yoder Cousin
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 09:59:28 -0800

Gerald A Yoder <jyoder@csrlink.net> has been one of the leaders of the "Yoder
House" project in Grantsville, MD. His daughter sent the following note
about a stroke he's has two days ago and the status of his health..his friends
will want to knowand to keep him in their prayers...

"Jerry suffered a mild stroke on Thursday and has been discharged from the
local hospital to an acute rehab hospital in Altoona. If you know anyone
who might want to remember him from your neck of the woods -- HealthSouth,
Room 119W, 2005 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602 Phone is 800-873-4220
ext. 3329. I anticipate he'll be hospitalized for several weeks.

"Sylvia (syoder@voicenet.com)"
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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 23:14:55 -0400
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Unidentified subject!

Here Is Your answer!!! Welcome to the family of Conrad Yoder of North
Carolina
...they hold a reunion each August in Hickory, NC. I'm fairly
certain you'd be the first Lafayette descendant to attend!

See the Yoder Newsletter Number 4 for an article on your ancestor Adolph.

If you don't have internet access to: www.genealogy.org/~yoder/
let me know and I'll send you the article as an attachment file.

Best regards,

Chris Yoder

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YODER FAMILY INFORMATION--CYBERSPACE EDITION-1996
published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana

data originally copyrighted by Christopher Yoder 1992,1994

**********************************************************************
These files contain a collection of Yoder family data which has been
assembled since
1983 by the Yoder Newsletter (YNL), P O Box 594,Goshen, IN 46527 for
subscription information). For content update, write Chris Yoder, 203
Lakeshire Rd.
,
Battle Creek, MI 49015
or email at 75757.3371@compuserve.com.
We apologize in advance for any typographical errors in this work. Please
help us
correct and extend any of the information in these records.

In addition to being available for order on disk from the YNL, these files
may be
accessed over the Internet at Genealogy Online.
**********************************************************************
last updated: Oct 1995

The Conrad Yoder Family of North Carolina

Con Conrad Yoder b. ca1730 d. Apr. or May 1790
settled in NC ca 1755
bur. 8 miles S of Hickory, NC
m1 1763 Christina Cline (?- 1771/2)
+Con1- John b. Oct.26, 1764
+Con2- Jacob b. Dec.13, 1767
+Con3- David b. Apr.3, 1770
m2. 1773 Miss Seitz (?- w/i a year of marriage)
m3. 1775 Catherine Huffman (?- ca1810)
Con4- Elizabeth b. Apr. 14, 1776 d. as an infant
born blind.
+Con5- Elias b. Oct. 31, 1777
+Con6- Daniel b. Jun. 18, 1780
Con7- Catherine b. Dec.21, 1782 m. May 8, 1798 John Baker
d. Aug.3, 1867
+Con8- Adam b. Jun.23, 1785

JOHN YODER, ELDEST SON

Con3- David Yoder d. Jul.14, 1864 bur. Grace Church Cemetery
m. ca1792 Elizabeth Reep (ca1770-10/31/1846)
bur. Grace Church Cemetery
+Con31- Conrad b. Dec. ,1793 NC
+Con32- Adolphus b. 1795 NC
Con33- Betsey b. Jul.24, 1796 NC never married
deaf and dumb, d. ca1882 "age 86"
buried Grace Church Cemetery
+Con34- David b. Sep.22, 1799
Con35- Catherine b. ca1800 NC never married
d. ca1885 "age 85"
Con36- Sarah b. 1804 NC never married
bur. Grace Church Cemetery
+Con37- Solomon b. May 17,1805
Con38- Frannie b. 1807 NC never married
d. ca 1895 "age 85"
+Con39- Eli b. Apr. 1, 1810
+Con3a- Andrew b. Jan.14, 1812

Con32 Adolphus Yoder d. Apr.3, 1876 in or near Patosi,MO
5 ft 4 in black hair
m1. to ? (?Julia_____b. c1790 GA-1850 Wash Census)
m2. Feb.16,1849 Wash. Co,MO to Nancy Jane Goard divorced 1852
m3. Nov.16 (15), 1855 Palmer,Wash Co.,MO Sarah Gillam/Gilliam
(Arkansas Land records: ADOLPH YODER Independence County Warrant
1820/11/27- 23 14N 4W 160acres- "I also found a mention of Adolph's
purchase of land in November 1820. Strangely enough, he is not listed in
census records for 1820, '30 or '40, nor in tax lists for the state of
Arkansas
1819-1829"-per Nancy Griffith, Lyon College Library, Batesville, AR.)
(1840 -Adolph- Wash. Co- 1m 40-50, 1 f 30-40, 1m 2f 5-10, 1m <5)
(?1850 census Wash.CO- George-age 8 MO, Damascus-age 12 TN)
Con321- Jackson b. d. <May 1862 Benj. Gilliam exec.
Con322- Elizabeth b. m. _______ Callahan
res. Crawford Co.,MO as of May 1862
Con323- Lucinda b. (?Ca 1836) m. ______ Hope
res. Cape Gireardeau Co.,MO as of May 1862
Con324- Sarah b. res. Wash. Co. as of May 1862
+Con325- Lafayette b. ca 1840 MO

Con325- Lafayette Yoder d.
res. Washington Co., as of May 1862 m. Susan C. ______
(ca1848 MO- ) 1880 Census Crawford Co.,MO
Con3251- Sarah b. ca1869 MO
+Con3252- John b. ca1870 MO
Con3253- Annie b. ca1872 MO
Con3254- Emma b. ca1874 MO
Con3255- Isabel b. ca1877 MO m. ____ Hilburn
res. Pueblo, CO c1913/14
Con3256- Andrew b. ca1878 MO d. young

Con3252- John George Yoder d. Nov.3,1944 California
m1.Estelle Barr c.1894 d. c1900 Ark? m2. May 1,1904
in Ark. Eula Visti Morris b. 3/2/1883 Jackson,TN
d. 12/23/1964 Armona, CA
Con32521- Virginia Irene b. 1896 m. Tom Reynolds - 9 children
d. 1986
Con32522- Arthur Harry b. 1898 m. Ruth McInturff- 5 children
d. 1989
Con32523- *Joseph Guy b. 1906 m.Noma Helen Dollins
-4 children d. 1978
Con32524- Waymond Earl b. 1913 m. Lavetta Harrison
no children d. 1985
Con32525- Dorothy Wilma b.1910 m. Alvis Dutch Bridges
-8 children
Con32526- Claude Bascom b.1913 m. Ruth ____ no children
d. 1964
Con32527- Reba Elizabeth b. 1915 m. Gail W. Hamilton
-3 children
Con32528- Dolores Odell b. 1917 m. James Marple -1 child
d. 1987
Con32529- Evamae Benevieve b. 1920 m. Ray Smith -5 children
Con3252a- Robert Washington b. 1922 m. Della Maddox, no children

(* daughter Barbara Myatt,4000 Glenrose Dr., Columbia, TN 38401)
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: [Fwd: A Note passed along to me]
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 22:55:47 -0800
From: jmslabaugh@juno.com (John M. Slabaugh)

Along the Galician Grapevine
=======================
Is a family newsletter coming out of Butterfield, MN. If your ancestors
are part of the history of the Austrian crownland of Galicia
(=Galizien), then this newsletter may be of interest to you. Names
found here are Bachmann, Bergthold, Brubacher, Ewy, Forrer, Hubin,
Jotter, Klein, Kintzi, Laise, Linscheid, Merk, Miller, Rupp, Schmidt,
Stauffer, and their 1880 immigrants.

Presently the newsletter goes to some 600 addresses. For details, write
to editor.

Glen Linscheid
P O Box 194
Butterfield MN 56120-0194
Phone 507-956-5815

Have you ever heard of this publication. I see not reason it has any
close link with our Jotters but could have remote European links.

I am still not on the Internet but perhaps before long now.

Regards, JM
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jan. 10, 1843- Jacob Yoders of SW Pa Dies
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 23:01:19 -0800

On this Day in Yoder History-

Jacob Yoders, a potter and founder of the branch of our family which
still uses a "YoderS" spelling, died on this date in 1843. See YNL 24
for a major article on this gentleman.

Jacob has recently been proven to be the son of immigrant Melchior
Yoder and this will be discussed in the April 97 YNL.
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From: chris Yoder <75757.3371@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Oley Yoder Cemetery Effort
Date: 09 Jan 97 16:25:56 EST

Reply to: ryoder@wcupa.edu
As a result of the summer "96 Johannas and Yost Yoder Family Trail
Reunion, the Yoder Reunion Association became aware of a 'critical
situation' in regards to the funding of the Pleasantville Union (Yoder
Family) Cemetery. The reunion activities generated a profit. These funds
were donated to the Cemetery account. Unfortunately, the funding for the
long-range maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery has been depleted over the
years. The cemetery facility requires continuos maintenance, lawn care and
general preservation. Many of the historical grave sites are in need of
repair and restoration. The cemetery entrance is in need of reconstruction
and/or replacement. All funds are held in trust by the CoreStates Bank of
Reading.
How to raise the necessary funds - is the question! Over the past year,
a committee of interested Yoders and Yoder relatives have been meeting and
brainstorming, seeking resolutions of this dilemma. Both immediate and
long-range funding is necessary to resolve this predicament. DO YOU have any
ideas? HAVE YOU, the Yoder Newsletter subscribers, had any experiences
with this type of issue/circumstance? HELP US with this meaningful problem.
Please SHARE WITH US your ideas and make suggestions/proposals that the
committee can use to increase the funding and enhance the current
appropriations.
Please send your suggestions to : Yoder Reunion Association, 415
State Street, Pottstown, Pa. 19464, or e-mail to : ryoder@wcupa.edu The
committee will be meeting throughout the spring, so forward your
propositions and recommendations as soon as possible. On behalf of the Oley
Yoders, and Yoders everywhere, we thank you for your participation and
cooperation.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jan.13, 1655
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 16:22:00 -0800

On this day in Yoder History,

Jost Joder, son of Nicolaus Joder and Anna Trachsel, was born on Jan. 13,
1655 in Steffisburg, Switzerland.

Jost married Barbara Rupp. He was one of the Anabaptist Joders
who appear to have left Steffisburg during the period of persecutions
in the early 1690s.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Store Opens on Homepage
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 05:43:06 -0800

The Yoder Store opened for business at 12.30 PM (MST) on Jan 15, 1997.

Shop early to avoid the rush!!!

Homepage: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder

Can you tell us of other Yoder items for sale which should be included?
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Joseph Yoder married Polly Robinson
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 08:35:17 -0800

On 1/18/1846, Joseph Yoder married Polly Robinson in Summit Co., OH.
Joseph was a farmer and purchased land in Freeport, Il 12/19/1849 in
Lorain Twp, Stephenson Co,IL. Joseph was born in OH in about 1824.

As of the 1850 census, their children were: sarah, age 3; Jeremiah, age
2, and Christian (or Christopher) 7 months old.

We know nothing more although speculate he may have been a son of George
Yoder who is buried in the Liebhart Cemetery, Lorian Twp, Stephenson
Co..died 1/30/1870 age 85y 10m and 3 days.

What became of this family and what were their origins??? Can anyone
answer this question?
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From: Donald Kauffman <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>
Subject: YODER TO ALBERTA - WHY??
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 14:07:35 -0700

Does anyone know about the history of the Western Amish Mennonite
Conference (a large district including all the western Amish Mennonite
churches, from the Mississippi River west, and some congregations in
Illinois) during the years 1890 - 1915? Are there conference minutes or
reports in an archives somewhere? Is there documentation of the Alberta
migration, from the point of view of those who did not move? Please
consider the following background information to these questions.

In the spring of 1912 Levi D Yoder (YR233746) moved with most of his
family, from Wellman, Iowa to Tofield, Alberta, Canada. They were part of a
larger movement of families, mainly from Nebraska, but also from Iowa, and
Illinois, members of the "Western Amish Mennonite Conference", including
family names: Bender, Sutter, Stauffer, Roth, Riel, Maurer, Stalter,
Schwartzendruber, Kauffman, Lauber, Brenneman, Stutzman. These people
became charter members of the "Salem Amish Mennonite Church", a member
congregation of the Western Amish Mennonite Conference. Due to remoteness
from the main body of the conference, and similarity of faith with local
Mennonites, this congregation affiliated with the Alberta-Saskatchewan
Mennonite Conference in 1915. (now known as the Northwest Mennonite
Conference)

We know that economics was an important reason why these people moved. "You
can buy enough land so that each of your sons can have his own farm", was
the promise of the land-agents who worked the north-central States.

There was some dissatisfaction with the church. It has been suggested that
the approach to missions and outreach was a point of contention, those who
moved wanted a more active missions program.

A current family member has pieced together a "THEORY" from bits and pieces
of conversation with several old-timers which says that there was a strong
difference of opinion over the way a preacher/bishop was selected. Nicholas
E. Roth, who became the Bishop of the new congregation in Alberta, may have
been the first preacher in the Western Amish Mennonite Conference to be
"appointed" rather than selected by "lot". The theory is that those who
moved to Alberta were those who approved of this "selection" method, and
that this issue may have been the "real" difference with the church that
resulted in the move.

I would like to prove, or disprove this theory. Any help that anyone can
give will be greatly appreciated. I welcome dialog on this topic, or any
related topic.

Donald D Kauffman (YR233746+++)

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Don Kauffman, Webmaster - "Yoder Archives Online"
E-mail:dkauffma@planet.eon.net Homepage: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder
"More information about Yoders than you ever imagined"

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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: YODER Query
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 17:59:30 -0800

Clare YODER, son of Stephen, from Germany, m. Mercedes DETANDT, dau of
Louis and Clara (LERMINEAUX), of Belgium. Louis and Clara emigrated to
Phila, PA circa 1897. Albert, their first born, came about 1903, I
think, so Mercedes was probably born after that. Clare and Mercedes had 2
dau. that I believe are still living in Johnstown, PA: Alice and Mabel
YODER. The only other thing that might help is that Clare was
decapitated in a coal mining accident, in Nanty Glo or Johnstown.(Dona
Avery, donam@asu.edu)

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From: "Gryphon" <gryphon@inna.net>
Subject: Caroline YODER
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 20:32:51 -0500

The search continues for the parents of Caroline YODER, born 13 Nov 1859 in
Berks Co. PA. She married John Frederich DRUMHEISER on 2 June 1879 in
Shamokin, Northumberland, PA and died there on 9 Oct 1916. Her parents MAY
have been Joseph S. YODER and Anna BLOCH, but this has not been proven.
John Frederich DRUMHEISER was the son of Conrad DRUMHEISER who came to this
country about 1849 from Tiefenbach, Hesse, Prussia as Conrad
TROMMERSHAUSER. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tanya Gilliam Griffin
gryphon@inna.net
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Feb. 27, 1853
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 05:55:34 -0800

On this day in Yoder History:

Benjamin Yoder (OH132111)(1/17/1825-11/7/1899) m.2/27/1853 to Sarah
Yeakel. He was a blacksmith and resided in Upper & Lower Milford Twp,
Lehigh Co. He was bur Old Zionsville Cem. (children Daniel, Charles,
Frank, Andora).

Benjamin was the son of George Yoder who married at the Oley Lutheran
Church
to Hannah Antrim.
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: No Big Challenge for an experienced Genealogist!
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 16:08:01 -0800

Received this in the mail today and thought it might be of interest
to the Yoder mailgroup.

How's this for a genealogical mix-up?

Chris Yoder
- - - - -

Many many years ago when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, And soon the two were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother, For she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matters worse, Although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father Of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle, Though it made me very sad.
For if he was my uncle, Then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter Who, of course, was my step-mother.
Father's wife then had a son, Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson, For he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother And it makes me very blue.
Because, although she is my wife, She's my grandmother too.
If my wife is my grandmother, Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it, It simply drives me wild.
For now I have become The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa!

--Author unknown
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Archives Posts New Data
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 18:28:30 -0800

We have finished the Spring Update at the Yoder Archives!
(A Particular thanks to Webmaster, Donald Kauffman.)

(Visit: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/)

SUMMARY OF CHANGES:

The principal changes with this edition are:
1) New Alsatian Joder family group records based on research by French
genealogists. (France.doc)
2) Data Updates in a portion of family group files, and update of the
spousal index to reflect this.
3) Addition of several files of area data from Pennsylvania and Ohio.
4) Specific records about the Oley Yoders, including two wills, and
Yoder chapters from early area historys. Thanks to Richard B. Yoder, & Marli
Yoder for typing help.
5) Addition of 1860 and 1880 Pennsylvania Yoder census Data.
6) The completion of scanning and proofing of ALL YNL back issues.
Thanks to YNL Webmaster Donald D. Kauffman for scanning the text to facilitate
this process and to David Yoder of Evanston,IL for helping to type.
7) The "Chronik" by Karl Joder and Ottmar Jotter, translated thanks
to Mr. Fred Haines.

Come Visit!---Chris Yoder, Editor, YNL
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From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Mar. 1st
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 06:15:14 -0800

ON THIS DAY IN YODER HISTORY

In the Schwetzingen Reformed Church register(on deposit with the Baden
Church Archives in Karlsruhle) the following is annotated on the
baptismal record for Anna Regina , daughter of Hans Yoder (OH) and his
wife:

"this family went to the Island of Pennsylvania, March 1, 1709"

(See YNL 5 article by Dr. Don Yoder)

Also on this date in 1814, Adolph Yoder (son of David, son of Conrad of
North Carolina)enlisted in Capt. Blunt's Company Third Rifles Regiment,
at Salisbury, NC. Having previously been in service during the War of
1812, Adolph's reenlistment committed him for a period of 5 years. He
mustered out in Prairie Du Chain , Wisconsin in 1819 and settled in
Missouri. (See YNL4).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 5, 1869
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 22:13:19 -0800

On This Day In Yoder History

On March 5, 1869 "Holsich (Wooden) Adam" Yoder (YR121174) was born.
Apparently so named because of wooden legs (his were cut off in a
haymower accident, by neighbor J. Knerr near Farmerstown, OH). Adam moved
to Mylo, North Dakota and probably died there..place of burial unknown to
us. What IS known is that his legs are said to be buried in a cemetery on
the Levi Yoder Farm, one and a half miles north of Farmerstown.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On This Day- May 7th
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 22:55:58 -0800

On This Day In Yoder History

May 7, 1753 - John Yoder (OH1)and his wife Barbara sold land to his son
John (OH11) Yoder (who m. Sarah Shankle).

May 7, 1678- Saloma Joder married Hans Gerber in Steffisburg
(apparently the same Hans Gerber who was a prominent associate of Jacob
Amman)

May 7, 1877- Dr. Noah Webster Yoder (brother of Congressman S.S. Yoder)
died by drowning. (YR233315).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Looking For Lee Yoder
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 16:50:51 -0800

>From a Posting at our Homepage Guestbook.

Can anyone help?
------------------------------------------------------
I have no Yoders in my family, just looking for a college
trackteammate @ LSU in 1953-54, Lee Yoder. Lee had been on
the 1952 USA Olympic team as a 400m hurdler from the
U of Arkansas. Would like to make contact with Lee.
thanks, neat homepage.
R. Paul Adams <adams@mail.lded.state.la.us>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, March 07, 1997 at 05:23:02 (PST)

================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On This Day March 8th
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 18:43:56 -0800

John Yoder (OH1)(son of Hans the immigrant)made his will on this day in
1779. The will was proved on Oct.20 in the same year.

Barbara Hooley, second wife to "Schweitzer" (Swiss) Christian Yoder
(YR23), died March 8, 1812 in Somerset County, Pa. She had been born in
Switzerland 4/17/1741.
==============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: This day in Yoder history
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 19:43:37 -0500

March 10-- On This Day in Yoder History- Hans Yoder (OH) was born in
Steffisburg in 1672. On this day in 1735, he sold land in Berks County,
Pa.
to his son John (OH1).

(Sorry I'm late today)
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: This day in Yoder history
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 05:59:57 -0500

March 11- On This Day in Yoder History- Alsatian immigrant Jonathan
Yoder
is said to have been born March 11, 1795 in France. (or March 26 in
another source). Family tradition is that he married Mary Schmucker, who
died "on the ocean in 1841. The family settled in Adams County, IN.
Jonathan died west of Berne in 1878.

Also on this date in 1865, Charles T. Yoder was commisioned as
"additional paymaster becoming the "youngest Major in the Union
Army.(see YNL18)
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: March 12 in Yoder history
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 04:26:43 -0500

March 12- North Carolina Yoder Historian "Colonel George M.Yoder died
this day in 1920, age 93.

Also on this day, George Yoder of Venango County, Pa. (who will be
identified in the April YNL thanks to new-found notes of George M. in
North Carolina) died in 1872 aged 71years, 5 mo and 11 days.
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: Today in Yoder History
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 08:01:57 -0500

March 14- The will of Jacob Yoder (OY4) who married Maria Keim (see YNL
9) was probated this day, March 14, 1804.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 17, -1710 -Corrected Copy
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 17:14:59 -0800

(Sorry for the earlier one with a typo (Hans Yoder vs Hans Rupp)..it was=20
my error...Chris Yoder
-------------------------------
March 17, 1710

Cited from The Chronik der Familie Joder-Jotter-translation thanks to
Fred Haines (see Yoder Archives Website for full translation):

=931710, Marz 17
Turmbuch 1705/ii P. 21 [page 21 - 'Turmbuch' - 'Tower Book']

Hans Rupp of Sigiswil is to be found on the list of
Anabaptists who were deported to Pennsylvania but escaped
[became free, were freed?] en route.

[Translator's note: While 'became free' doesn't necessarily imply
'escaped' or 'were freed,' both are plausible, since we learn
elsewhere in this document that this couple settled not in
Pennsylvania but in the 'Enkenbach-Alsenborn (Hetschmu1hle) area'
of the Pfalz.] =93

This Hans Rupp is the apparent husband of Catherine Yoder,
daughter of Jost Joder and Anna Trachsel of Steffisburg.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 18,1800
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 05:22:52 -0800

On this day in Yoder History:

Daniel Yoder (OH12) died March 18, 1800 at the age of 77 years in
Coventry Twp., Chester County. He was the husband of Anna Kauffman
(1730-3/28/1801), and had daughters- Mary (wife of John Yocum- m.
8/16/1774 St. Gabriel's Church, Amity Twp, Berks Co) Susanna (wife of
Moses Yocum) and Anna (unmarried - d. 1824).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On March 19, 1717
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 22:29:59 -0800

On this day in Yoder History...

March 19, 1717 "John Joader" (OH) and his wife Rosina sold his 275 acre
tract along the Schuylkill River in Coventry Twp., Chester Co, Pa. to
Henry Parker. In 1714 he had received a warrant for the land in Berks
County
, Oley Twp, where the family set down its roots.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On this Day March 21st
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 20:39:03 -0800

>From the "Chronik der Familie Joder/Jotter"

Jost Joder Imprisoned in Bern on March 21st
(not clear which year)

" The Anabaptists provoked the anger of the authorities
chiefly on two grounds: they wished to render obedience to
the regime only insofar as their consciences permitted, and
further, they refused to bear arms or serve the fatherland.
The latter point clearly did not suit the Bern Free Court,
since every means was used to impede the spread of the
Anabaptist sect. Although it was a well known fact that it
was precisely these people who were by far the most pious
and pure of the inhabitants, the laws dedicated to stamping
them out were ever more severe. Still, we frequently
encounter examples of noble tolerance from officials and
clergy.

"To the credit of many religious leaders and officials of the
time, it can be said that they condemned the campaigns against
the Anabaptists and recognized them as wrong, for all of them
knew exactly what was happening in their communities and that the
most decent and best families were reckoned among the
Anabaptists. They knew and kept silent - often to their own
disadvantage.

"Our ancestors in Steffisburg were also thoroughly committed to
the Anabaptists. The brothers Jost and Nicolaus Joder
were married to two cousins, both named Anna
Trachsel. The marriages of both pairs took place on 14 October
1642. The children and grandchildren of both couples were
committed to Anabaptism, as were their spouses.

"Jost Joder was at that time a 'Consistory Judge' [Chorrichter]
and was chairman of the 'Consistory Court' [Chorgericht]. At that
time the Consistory Court was everywhere in Switzerland a church
body which dealt with morals and mores and supervised school and
church attendance. It was divided into the village district
[literally 'third,' in the sense in which we use the word
'quarter' for a part of a city] under Jost Joder, a Langenegg
district under Peter Roth of Farni on the Langenegg [river?], and
a Homberg district under Hans von Fahrny from Horrenbach in the
Eriz.

"The Bernese provincial governor at the time, Karl Manuel - mayor
of Thun from 1686 to 1692 - was a declared enemy of the
Anabaptists and precisely in those years when the sect was
stronger in Steffisburg and environs than it had ever been.
Pastors and officials saw but kept silent about the growth of the
sect; they did nothing to further it but also did nothing against
it.

"The regime in Bern insisted on an accounting of people named as
members of the Anabaptist community, but the pastors and
officials refused to name names. On 21 March the regime had three
Consistory Judges from Steffisburg, Jost Joder, Peter Roth, and
Hans von Farny, arrested and brought as hostages to Bern, where
they were lodged in the most expensive inn at their own expense
for six months in the expectation that the pressure on their
purses would be the most effective means of loosening their
tongues. Nothing came of it."
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 23rd
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 23:02:14 -0800

On this Day in Yoder History...

March 23, 1891 Peter Jotter died in Butler County, OH and is buried in
the Mound Cemetery in Monroe. Peter was a Mennonite and had emigrated to
Butler County by 1840. He was possibly born in Musterhof, in the Pfaltz
on 24 Oct 1819.

March 23, 1889 in Vistula, IN, Ella Yoder (YR234935) married Jerome M.
Smucker (creator Smucker's Applebutter and founder of the still
flourishing family business).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 25th
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 21:25:06 -0800

On this Day in Yoder History:

March 25, 1714 Hans Yoder (OH) received his warrent from William penn for
land along the Upper Manatawny Creek in the Oley Valley. This included
most of the land around what is now called Pleasantville... (see YNL5)

March 25, 1880 Moses Yoder (YR2393) died in Canada, 20 miles north of

Toronto (one source says March 26)age 80.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 26, 1867
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 05:26:43 -0800

Elizabeth Larimer Torrance wrote of her former hired man and friend
Charles T. Yoder:

"1867, March 26- Charley was married today in Washington City- to Miss
Annie E. Warder a Washington lady."

(YNL21 p2)

(See YNL18 for full article on Major Charles T. Yoder).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: "Big Dan" Yoder dies in 1843
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 21:52:50 -0800

"Big Dan" Yoder (YR1461) died on March 27,1843 in Mifflin County, Pa.
His nickname referred to his size and strength..apparently inherited from
his grandfather "Strong Jacob" (see YNL4 pg7).
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 28, 1814
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 21:56:38 -0800

Bishop Abner Yoder (see YNL13) (YR239b)reknown churchman and fraktur
penman was born this day in Somerset County,Pa.
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: March 31st
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 05:31:02 -0800

On March 31, 1891 Congressman Samuel Yoder was honored with a reception
at the Music Hall in Lima, Ohio...this reception was in appreciation for
him getting through an appropriation for $60,000 to build a new Post
Office (YNL17 and YNL18)
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: April 1st
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 05:35:21 -0800

Eli Yoder, grandson of Conrad Yoder of North Carolina, was
born this date, April 1, 1810. (see YNL27 for his picture)
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: "Axie" Joder dies in 1863
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 05:31:07 -0800

Famous Ax maker , Joseph "Axie" Joder, founder of Summit Mills, Pa,
died this day...April 4th, 1863. (see YNL 10)
=============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Watch for Your April YNL!
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 1997 16:47:38 -0800

The April 1997 issue of the Yoder Newsletter will soon be on the way!
A "stuffing brigade" headed up by Esther Yoder of Goshen, with the help
of Rachel Kreider and Ruth Miller and others is working this weekend to
get the issues ready to mail.

Features Include:

Jacob Yoder of Heidelberg Twp (a new Yoder line)
Ancient Inscription Found in Hans Yoder House (OH)
George Yoder of NC Speaks Across the Ages
("New" data revealed on Jacob Yoders, Melchior,
Charles T., and George Yoder of Venango Co,Pa)
Rachel Kreider Presents a 50 year old Mystery
Photo of our French Yoder Cousins
Oley Yoders to Host their Annual Reunion July 12

Hope you enjoy this issue!- best wishes, Chris Yoder
----------------------------------------------------------------

On this Day in Yoder History- April 5th

On April 5,1812--John Yost Yoder (OY1- son of Yost) died at the ripe
age of 94 years and 14 days. He rests in the Pleasantville
Union cemetery beside his wife Catherine Oyster.
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: April 7th in Yoder History
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 06:02:34 -0400

April 7th

Capt. Jacob Yoder (OH113) died April 7, 1832 in Spencer County, Ky at
his
estate near Taylorsville. (See YNL12 and 23). He is reputed to have
been
the first man to navigate by flatboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.

Also April 7th...in the year 1812

On April 7,1812--John Yost Yoder (OY1- son of Yost) died at the ripe
age of 94 years and 14 days. He rests in the Pleasantville
Union cemetery beside his wife Catherine Oyster.
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: April 8 in Yoder history
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 04:18:48 -0400

1695, 8 April
Thun,Switzerland, Official Accounts

The Anabaptist Christen Joder has emigrated and has left
Steffisburg. He must pay an emigration fee of five percent
for the property he takes with him.
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: April 9 in Yoder History
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 06:01:29 -0400

April 9th

Abraham Yoder (YR25) of the Mennonite Yoder line died Apr. 9, 1836.
He had been born Oct.20, 1761 and married Elizabeth Maurer. Both
he and his wife are buried in the Herford Mennonite Church Cemetery
near Bally, Pa.
=============
From: "Michael DeLaTorre" <mcmdelat@texas.net>
Subject: Yoder
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 20:25:20 -0500

I am working on a wide ranging family tree and I came up with the name:

Lewis H. Yoder
b. May 20, 1892
d. Dec 8, 1968

married to Emily Sorensen date unknown but she was

b. Apr 1, 1895 (Wisconsin)
d. Mar 25, 1987

they had children, I have Emily's ancestors but I have nothing on
Lewis,
if someone can help I would appreciate it.
============
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Yoder
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 09:10:49 -0700

Michael DeLaTorre wrote:
>
> I am working on a wide ranging family tree and I came up with the name:
>
> Lewis H. Yoder
> b. May 20, 1892
> d. Dec 8, 1968
>
> married to Emily Sorensen date unknown but she was
>
> b. Apr 1, 1895 (Wisconsin)
> d. Mar 25, 1987
>
> they had children, I have Emily's ancestors but I have nothing on
> Lewis,
> if someone can help I would appreciate it.

Will sned details by separate posting...your Lewis H is the son
of Hiram C. Yoder (YR121341)---Best wishes, Chris Yoder
===================

 

 

====================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
To: "Yoder family genealogy list" <YODER@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu>
Subject: April 6th
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 1997 07:21:31 -0700

On this day in Yoder History (Thanks to Fred Haines for the translation):

1597, 6 April
Thun Urbar 6/IV/259

The stepmother of Jakob Joder (Frau Neuenschwender-
Neuschwender} is a disobedient, stiffnecked Anabaptist. Her
son-in-law Jakob Joder, at Amsoldingen, pays a fine of two
hundred pounds as the authorities share of her property. The
other sons-in-law, Thomas Neuschwender and Benedicht
Mettler, also at Amsoldingen, are guarantors.

(The current value would be about fifty thousand Deutschmarks.)
=============
From: ginseng <ginseng@sssnet.com>
Subject: March 11 in Yoder History
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 06:35:23 -0400

April 11th

Jacob Yoder of Lewisburg,Pa (as yet unlinked) died April 11, 1864. Jacob
had been born in 1783 and married Mary Sterner. (see "AS" in the
"unlinked" Yoder files.

ginseng@sssnet.com
ginseng@tccbbs.com
=================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: April 14, 1776
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 20:09:56 -0700

On This day In Yoder History:

Elizabeth Yoder (4th child of Conrad Yoder of North Carolina) was born.
Unlike her recorded 7 brothers and sisters, all of whom lived to
adulthood and married, Elizabeth was born blind and died as an infant.
=================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Home Found for Yoder Dairy Milk Bottle
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 21:20:52 -0700

In YNL29,page 8, Sharon Yoder of Pensacola, Florida (daughter-in-law of Yoder Foodmixer
manufacturer Stanley Weber Yoder) offered to give a milk bottle she had from the "Yoder
Dairy" in Virginia to someone for whom it would be meaningful.

We heard yesterday from Ernest Yoder of Rustburg, VA. His father and uncle opened the
milk delivery service in 1929. The YNL is glad to have been able to connect these folk!
==================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Barbara Hooley, Wife of "Schweitzer" Christian
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 18:53:50 -0700

Barbara Hooley, second wife of "Schweitzer" Christian,(YR23)was born
April 17, 1741 in Switzerland.(As recorded in the Johannes Hooley family
Bible-which in 1958 was in the hands of Enos Yoder, a descendant of
Barbara and Christian).
==================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Bowler
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 04:42:34 -0700

Paul Yoder of Albuquerque, NM is 65th in the
Comfort Inn Classic At Crown Lanes, Tampa, Fla.
Anybody Know Paul?

(Second round)
(Hometowns followed by 12-game pinfall totals.)

65, Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,578.
==================
From: <wsmithso@erols.com>
Subject: FREDERICK YODER & MARIA SHARTLE DESCENDANTS
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 17:06:43 -0700

TO ALL DESCENDANTS OF FREDERICK YODER AND MARIA SHARTLE:

MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER SMITHSON.

I AM A GREAT, GREAT-GRANDSON OF AMELIA YODER m. MARK DAVIS (FREDERICK'S
OLDEST CHILD)

I AM LOOKING FOR THE REST OF HER CHILDREN I HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

BARBARA b. 1869
JOHN & SALLY (TWINS)
KIRBY MARK (MY G-GRANDFATHER) & ROSE (TWINS) b. Nov 4, 1881 Bern Twp.
Kirby died July 20, 1955 in Spring Twp.

Sincerely,

Christopher T. Smithson
==================
From: Dave <yoduman@mvillage.com>
Subject: Reverend Samuel Yoder
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 20:02:43 -0500

Am looking for descendants of the Reverend Samuel Yoder and wife
Elizabeth Woods. Also any information on ascendants. Reverend Samuel
Yoder born 1835 in Starke Cty, OH and settled in Wakarusa (Elkhart Cty)
IN. Family names include Holdeman (mother), Alsbaugh (second wife),
with children named Elmer, George, Elmyra, Mary Jane, Anna Elizabeth,
Della, Alexander and Tabitha. I am a great-greatgrandson of Rev.
Samuel.

Thanks,

Dave Yoder
South Bend, IN
===================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: April 24, 1803 at 8 o'clock
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 20:11:23 -0700

Mary (nee Gingerich) died April 24, 1803 at 8 o'clock in Germany.

Mary was the wife of Samuel Yoder (YRC),resident of Ramersburg,
Hessenland, Germany, and author of the famous letters to his "dear
cousin" immigrant Schweitzer Christian (YR23) Yoder of Somerset Co,Pa.

(see YNL issue 9)

Mary and Samuel were the parents of Michael Yoder--- 1825 immigrant to
the US, and founder of a prominent body of Holmes County, OH Old Order
Amish Yoders.
==================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Reverend Samuel Yoder
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 16:31:04 -0700

Dave wrote:
>
> Am looking for descendants of the Reverend Samuel Yoder and wife
> Elizabeth Woods. Also any information on ascendants. Reverend Samuel
> Yoder born 1835 in Starke Cty, OH and settled in Wakarusa (Elkhart Cty)
> IN. Family names include Holdeman (mother), Alsbaugh (second wife),
> with children named Elmer, George, Elmyra, Mary Jane, Anna Elizabeth,
> Della, Alexander and Tabitha. I am a great-greatgrandson of Rev.
> Samuel.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave Yoder
> South Bend, IN

This Samuel is YB13425....son of Samuel Yoder and Margaret Holdeman.

-Chris Yoder-YNL
===================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Apr.25, 1392--Elsi Joder sells Property
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 20:00:20 -0700

>From the "Chronik" transalation thanks to Fred Haines:

On red shield a silver pelican, accompanied on the left by a
silver head of grain - on top of which is a red and silver
tangled, beribboned helmet with red and silver cover - in red
helmet board a golden, diagonal chevron furnished with a black,
striding bear. The coat-of-arms from the year 1376 of Ulli Joder
of Huttwil and his wife Elsi, nee Zaugg (Zook), daughter of the
smith at Sumiswald in the Canton of Bern-Switzerland.

>From a sale document dated 25 April 1392 it appears that Elsi
Joder sold one of her smaller properties, located on the flats,
to the Teutonic Order's chancellor for her region. [The Teutonic
Order was composed of crusader knights.] This sales document
contains the codicil that the seller 'pledges to hold the sale as
in perpetuity' and not to reverse it. (The relevant extracts from
the books allow one to conclude that this was carried out.)
==================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Conrad Yoder (Con31) Marries
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 04:31:04 -0700

On Apr. 25, 1821, Conrad Yoder, (Con31-grandson and namesake of North
Carolina Yoder founder Conrad Yoder) was married to his cousin Polly
Yoder (Con21) in Clark County,Indiana by Martin Huckleberry. In 1849,
Conrad and Polly and their ten children moved to Andrews County, Missouri
where they settled near Rosendale.
==================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On Apr. 29th
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 21:46:54 -0700

In 1711- Oley immigrant Hans Yoder married Anna Rosina LeDee in a service
performed by Paulus van Vlecq at the Whitemarsh Church,

In 1828- Jacob Yothers (YB21) died...this founder of the Mennonite Yoder
line which adopted the Yothers spelling is buried at the Doylestown
Mennonite Church
. He is the ancestor of TV actress Tina Yothers.

In 1838- Bishop Christian Yoder Sr of Somerset County, Pa, died in Stony
Creek Twp, Somerset Co.In the words of his son, Bishop Christian Jr,
written Feb.1,1839.."He served in his Bishop ministry between 50 and 55
years and died in his 80th year, Apr.29,1838."
==================
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 16:00:12 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: "the widow Barbara"]
To: G Thomas <gthomas@mail.island.net>

G Thomas wrote:
>
> Can anyone give me any information on "the widow Barbara" - such as where and
> how she lived? Thanks.
>
> Alice Thomas

Dear Alice,

A good discussion of her was written by Rachel Kreider in YNL 2. I'll attach it to this
reply. The property records in Berks showed land taken by her sons...but none in her
name subsequent to her supposed arrival in 1742...

There is a widow Barbara in the tax records of Bern Twp, Berks Co, but she is the widow
of the son of the "widow Barbara" who reputedly led one of the two 1742 Amish Yoder
families to the American shore. Her husband Christian Yoder (YR12) died in 1772. Barbara
Yoder appears in Berks County tax records in Bern Twp in 1779, 1780,1781 (the year of
her death).

Hope this helps a bit with your question.

Chris Yoder
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
REVELATIONS FROM BARBARA SHIRK'S WILL

Rachel Kreider

Identifying the early Amish Yoders in America and relating them in families has for
years been a very difficult exercise. The repetition of names and the conflicting data
from early times made the puzzle almost impossible to solve. Descendants of Christian
Yoder Der Schweisz were good record-keepers, and when one day I impatiently asked, "Then
why didn't one of them write down who his father was and his uncles and aunts?", the
answer was "In those days all those who mattered to them already knew."

As it turns out, someone had listed his siblings. On October 22, 1809, one Christian
Yoder (Butcher Christ) wrote: "now I will write down in what years my Father's brothers
and sisters were (born)'':

Aunt Barbara Yoder Born in the year 1725
Aunt Mattie Yoder Born in the year 1726
Uncle Christian Yoder Born in the year 1728
Aunt Elizabeth Yoder Born in the year 1729
Uncle John Yoder Born in the year 1732
Father Yost Yoder Born in the year 1734
Aunt Franny Yoder Born in the year 1739
Uncle Jacob Yoder Born in the year 1740

Further along in the account, Jacob C. Yoder, his grandson, who continued the genealogy
and had descended from two different Yoder lines, said that on his mother's side he was
descended from Butcher Christian, son of Yost, who was the son of Strong Jacob. That the
above children belonged to Strong Jacob was thus handed down in print from this source,
an others, for many years.

Research in the Lancaster Courthouse, however, showed that there was something not right
about this. Strong Jacob did have the same names for his children but the dates did not
fit. He himself had to be of the same generation as those children. Surely Butcher
Christ knew who his grandfather was, but the information from his grandson, who was that
much further removed and had a mix of Yoder blood on both sides of the house, was hardly
that reliable. By 1970 Dr. Hugh Gingerich of Washington, D. C., had turned sustained
attention to the Yoder problems and familiarised himself not only with the individual
Yoders but the Amish families with whom they intermarried. The task was not easy, for
example, he found two John Yoders both born about 1732 and each married to an Anna!

As it often happens, the key to the puzzle turned up unexpectedly while in pursuit of
other interests. Paul V. Hostetler of Connecticut, grandson of the Hostetler historian
who helped Harvey Hostetler compile the Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler (the famous
Hostetler book of 1912), was trying to clear up some problems in connection with his own
roots. He was referred to Annette Burget of the Pennsylvania German Society. She
responded with a long letter, which confirmed that most of us had been on the wrong
track also in identifying the immigrant Jacob Hochstetler. When in the course of their
correspondence she found out that Paul was also researching Hartzlers and pinpointing
the location of the earliest Amish farms, she sent him a copy of the will of one Barbara
Shirk, which had a reference in it to a Hertzler. He promptly and generously shared it
with Dr. Gingerich and received a telephone call from the latter that first night.
Barbara Yoder, the second wife of John Shirk, had named her brothers and sisters,
outlining for us one of the first two Amish families in America!

Quoting from the beginning and the end of the will, we find: "I, Barbara Shirk of
Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, in the State of Pennsylvania have hereunto set my
hand and seal this seventh day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and
ninety." She had made her mark (X) in the presence of Martin Keller, John Keller, and
John V. Dishony. In Item I she nominated "my beloved brother-in-law John Hertzler and my
nephew Jacob Jother to be executors" The bequests were made "to my beloved brothers and
sisters viz, Christian Jother, his heirs, Jacob Jother, Michael Jother, John Jother, my
sister Magdalene her children, my sisters Anna King and Veronica Hertzler.., Later in
the will she repeated the names but after "my sister Catherine Kauffman her children
jointly one share" she added "but their Father Isaac Kauffman shall have no part nor
claim thereto...."

Coupled with information gleaned elsewhere, Dr. Gingerich could now construct a list
like this (approximating the dates within several years):

Catherine ca 1720 m. Isaac Kauffman
Christian ca 1722; d 1772 in Berks County; m Barbara (probably Beiler)
Magdalena ca 1724 m. Christian Fisher
Jacob ca 1726; d. 1790 in Lancaster Co. m. Anna _ (This one fits to be the real Strong
Jacob)
Anna ca l728; d. in Berks County; m. Samuel Koenig (King)
Michael ca 1730; d. 1799 in Mifflin Co
John ca l 732; d. 1804 in Berks County; m. Anna
Barbara ca 1734; d. 1790 in Lancaster Co; second w/o John Shirk
Veronica ca 1736; d. 1806 in Mifflin C,m. John Hertzler

The mother of these children, according to persistent tradition, was the famous "Widow
Barbara". To this day there has not been found any satisfactory documentation for this,
nor has it been disproved. There are nine children in the family, but not eight of them
sons, as one story has it. We are inclined to believe that this is indeed the family of
Widow Barbara and that the father therefore died at sea. There has been speculation
about his name, some even published as fact, but more evidence is needed. From a study
of land transfers we believe that the father of the other family was Christian. A Bible
record gives a death date for him of November, l775, the autumn before Christian Der
Schweiz, now believed to be his son, came over the Alleghenies to Somerset County.

Finding this will was indeed a break through. Dr. Gingerich could now account for all
the Amish Yoder males in the first three generations and could make intelligent
speculations on the unnamed marriage partners, but there was still work to do. Were the
heads of the two families brothers? Does it signify anything that the oldest son in each
family was named Christian? What was the correct separation of children in the two
John-Anna families? What is the most promising connecting link with the Anabaptist
Joders of that time in Europe? Much progress has been made, but the fascinating process
of refining the Yoder family outlines goes on and on. Perhaps we are looking for
documentation that no longer even exists.
==================
Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 17:39:27 -0700
Subject: Catch-Ups for "On This Day in Yoder History"

As the listserver was down recently and we have only just seen it
start back up, some Yoder anniversary dates have passed us by. Here
are a few of them:

May 13, 1847- Lorenzo T. Yoder (OY42413) was born--inventor of the
candy crimper (see YNL 27 page 8)

May 15, 1992- Ben F. Yoder, co-founder of the YNL dies.
May 15, 1829- Henry Yoder (YR261) Somerset County,Pa pioneer dies
-he was an ancestor of Ben's. His death was caused by a kick from a
horse.

May 16, 1911- Robert Anderson Yoder dies (see YNL 14 page 1)
May 16, 1786- Anthony Yoder (OY1331) is born in Berks County..son
of Peter Yoder and Catherine Trout.

May 20, 1874- Capt.Joseph Yoder dies Stark county (see YNL 7 page 1)

May 22,1864- Jacob Yoder (YR233319, a Union soldier and Brother of
Congressman Samuel S. Yoder, fell from a boat and drowned assisting
wounding soldiers cross the Red River in Louisiana.

---Thanks to Rootsweb for being our new list host.

Chris Yoder, Editor, YNL
================
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 19:15:43 -0700
Subject: CONRAD YODER DESCENDANT ON CLINE REUNION

Pauline H. Reinhardt, 3614 Buffalo Shoals road, Hwy 1003, Newton, NC
28658
tel (704) 428-2477 who is a member of the North Carolina Conrad
Yoder family invites interested parties to contact her about the Cline
Reunion.

She also is searching for WWII friends of her late husband Jack Daniel
Reinhardt. He served in the 326th Airborne Engineer Btn, 101st Airborne
Division. _______ Hope, from New York, trained together in 1943 at camp
Cooke
, Cal.and in the battle of the Bulge.Hope drove a jeep with "Home
for Christmas" painted on it and was captured by the Germans. Another
buddy ____Causey from Florida.
===========================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: May 3rd
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 22:13:07 -0700

On This Day In Yoder History:

May 3, 1863-- Seneca B. Yoder was recorded Missing In Action after the
Battle of Chancellorsville. He later turned up, married in 1865 to Sarah
Ann Heister and fathered five children before his death in 1872.
===============
From: "Estella K. Johnson" <ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: YODER, Union co, PA
Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 18:42:54 -0400

Help! I am trying to sort out the YODER families of White Deer twp and
environs, Union co, PA. of the 1800s. Would anyone with information on
this surname, of this location, please contact me?
Estella Kling Johnson <ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net>
====================
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Update Efforts for Yoder Data
Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 19:53:55 -0700

The YNL is working along two major lines for the next update to the Yoder Archive:

1) Adding Family Groups between 1880 and 1900- Our last big group added family groups
for Yoder Head of households who had married and had children BY 1880. The next batch
we are working on will add YODER families where the FIRST child was born BY 1900
(regardless of when the LAST child was born).

2) Continuing to expand the Yoder census data.

If you have data which can add to the families on our Webpage in your line, please drop
me a note.....If you have access to a local library which has Federal census
microfilm on hand and are willing to spend some time jotting down Yoder records,
also,please drop me a line.

Any assitance is appreciated.

Best wishes,

Chris Yoder
Editor, Yoder Newsletter
===============

===================
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:02:58 -0800
From: Robert Yoder <rly@plaza.ds.adp.com>
Subject: Yoder roll call

Greetings from beautiful Portland Oregon.
Sorry I'm late but I just got back in town.

I was only going to post my paternal line but since Chris is
declaring "winners" here are 8 lines instead. I'm not sure
if this is all of them... I just got tired of looking.

Line #1
1. YR - ? Yoder
2. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5. YR2611 - Yost Yoder
6. YR26117 - Daniel Yoder
7. YR261171 - Noah Yoder
8. YR2611714 - Menno Yoder
9. YR26117142 - Noah Yoder
10. YR261171427 - John Yoder
11. YR2611714272 - Robert Yoder

Line #2
1a. YR - ? Yoder
2a. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3a. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4a. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5a. YR2611 - Yost Yoder
6a. YR26116 - Moses Yoder
7a. YR261162 - Peter M. Yoder
8a. YR2611625 - Sivilla Yoder m. Manasses S. Hochstedler
9a. - Magdelena Hochstedler m. Noah Yoder (#9 above)

Line #3
1b. YR - ? Yoder
2b. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3b. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4b. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5b. YR2612 - Christian Yoder
6b. YR26123 - Veronica Yoder m. Jacob Garver
7b. - Levi Garver
8b. - Abraham Garver
9b. - Clara Garver m. John Yoder (#10 above)

Line #4
1c. YR - ? Yoder
2c. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3c. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4c. YR239 - John Yoder
5c. YR2399 - Elizabeth Yoder m. Samuel (Shem) Kauffman
6c. - David Kaufman
7c. - Gertrude Kaufman m. Levi Garver (#7b above)

Line #5
1d. YR - ? Yoder
2d. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3d. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4d. YR234 - Jacob Yoder
5d. YR2343 - Barbara Yoder m. Peter P. Miller
6d. - Daniel Miller
7d. - William Miller
8d. - Amanda Miller m. Menno Yoder (#8 above)

Line #6
1e. YR - ? Yoder
2e. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3e. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4e. YR236 - Yost Yoder
5e. YR2364 - Magdalena Yoder m. David Lehman
6e. - Magdalena Lehman m. John C. Gnagey
7e. - Savilla Gnagey m. Noah Yoder (#7 above)

Line #7
1f. YR - ? Yoder
2f. YR1 - ? Yoder
3f. YR12 - Christian Yoder
4f. YR126 - Veronica Yoder m. John Miller
5f. - David Miller
6f. - Daniel Miller
7f. - Noah Miller
8f. - Eli Miller
9f. - Catherine Miller
10f. - Catherine Miller m. Abraham Garver (#8b above)

Line #8
1g. YR - ? Yoder
2g. YR1 - ? Yoder
3g. YR12 - Christian Yoder
4g. YR125 - John Yoder
5g. YR1255 - Elizabeth Yoder m. Yost H Yoder (#5 above)

My parents were Amish, my mother from Hutchinson and my father from
Kalona Ia. but left the Amish just a few months before I was born.
Though am I am very proud of my heritage, I can't say that I'm
disappointed they left. I'm much more comfortable in front of a
computer then behind the wheel of a tractor or a plow horse :)

I was born in Hutchinson Ks. (not too far from the town of Yoder) and
lived there for 12 years. After a couple close calls with tornadoes,
many years of hot summers and cold winters, and a vacation to the west
coast in `78 convinced my parents that Oregon was truly God's country.
Three months later the family packed up and moved to the small Oregon
town of Willamina which is about half way between Salem and the coast.
I moved to the Portland area in `85 to go to school after which I got a
job
and never left.

I was glad to read cousin Jacki's roll call and information about the
origin of the town of Yoder Or. (which isn't very far from here). I
cannot not count the number of times someone has asked me if I'm
related to the Yoder's in that area and until now I never knew what
the answer was. Thank you Jacki.

Robert Yoder
rly@plaza.ds.adp.com

==== YODER Mailing List ====
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 20:08:04 -0700
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: world o' yoders

Chris - what a wonderful idea. We are leaving early Friday morning
(Oct 24) for a short trip and won't return until the middle of next
week. I am stockpiling all the responses to look at when I return and
am dying to read them all. They keep pouring in! Apologies in my
presentation for not having your Yoder file numbers attached to the
names as so many thoughtful people did. Anna Zook and David Lantz are my
paternal grandparents. I hope that some of the roots folks might have
some info on the Lantz family, we have very little. Thanks for doing
this. Linda Lantz Dahlberg

six "groups" follow:

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.Magdalena Yoder (1726) + Johannes Gnaegi (1720)
4.Magdalena Gnaegi (1748-1795) + John Zug v. 1748)
5.John Zook (1770-1853) + Catherine Weidman (~1840)
6.Solomon P. Zook (~1822)+ Elizabeth Stutzman 1827-1892)
7.John S. Zook (1845-1926) + Elizabeth Yoder (1845)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.Yost Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1761) + Magdalena Yoder (1761)
3.John Yoder (1785-1855) + Mary King (1790-1866)
4.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
5.Elizabeth Yoder (b. 1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
6.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.John Yoder (1732-1813) + Anna Mast (1734)
4.Magdalena Yoder (1761) + Christian Yoder (1761)
5.John Yoder (1785-1855) + Mary King (1790-1866)
6.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.? Yoder + Widow Barbara
3.Anna Yoder (1728) + Samuel Koenig
4.Jacob King (1758-1822) + Barbara Zug (1762)
5.Mary King (1790-1866) + John Yoder (1785-1855)
6.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.John Yoder (1732-1813) + Anna Mast (1734)
4."Preacher John Yoder(1754-1842)+Barbara Reichenbach(1755)
5."Kiefer ChristYoder(1784-1850)+Esther Hertzler(1788-1861)
6.Anna Yoder (1815-1887) + Jacob Yoder (1812-1864)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.? Yoder + Widow Barbara
3."Strong Jacob Yoder (1726-1790) + Anna Beiler
4.Mary Yoder (1755-1813) + Christian Hertzler (1740-1817)
5.Esther Hertzler(1788-1861)+"Kiefer ChristYoder
6.Anna Yoder (1815-1887) + Jacob Yoder (1812-1864)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)
==============
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 11:24:46 -0700
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Roll Call

I tried to decide which of my Yoder descents to put on here, so have
decided to put them all on.;-) I hope I don't confuse anybody. I will
end each line when I can reference it to a previous line. All reference
numbers are from AAMG.

Steven A. Braman

Most direct line:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. Yost Yoder YR26
4. Henry Yoder YR261
5. Yost H. Yoder YR2611
6. Moses Yoder YR26116
7. Jeremiah M. Yoder YR261169
8. Jacob J. Yoder YR2611695
9. Richard J. Yoder YR26116955
10. Maridel Yoder YR261169551
11. Steven A. Braman YR2611695512
--------------------------------------------------
Line 2:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. ? Yoder YR1
3. Christian Yoder YR12
4. John Yoder YR125
5. Elizabeth Yoder YR1255 m. Yost H. Yoder YR2611
-------------------------------------------------
Line 3:
1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. "Schweitzer" Christian Y* YR23
4. Jacob Yoder YR234
5. Barbara (Yoder)Miller YR2343
6. Barbara Miller m. Moses Yoder YR26116
------------------------------------------------
Line 4:

1. Yost Yoder YRB
2. Elizabeth Yoder YRB2 m. Jacob Yoder YR234
------------------------------------------------------
Line 5:

1. Yost Yoder YRB
2. Magdalena Yoder YRB8
3. Rebecca Plank PK432
4. Jonas J. Kaufmann KF5386
5. Delila Kauffman KF53866
6. Mattie Miller m. Jacob J. Yoder YR2611695
----------------------------------------------------------
Line 6:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. "Schweitzer" Christian Y* YR23
4. Bishop Christian Yoder YR233
5. Abraham Yoder YR2333
6. Yost Yoder YR23331
7. Rachel Yoder YR233311 m. Jonas J. Kaufmann KF5386
------------------------------------------------------------------
Line 7:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. John Yoder YR25
4. Frany Yoder YR258
5. Nancy Hochstetler HS1a5 m. Yost Yoder YR23331

==== YODER Mailing List ====

============
Date: 01 Jul 97 23:40:58 EDT
From: chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: William Eli Yoder?

Looking for a William Eli Yoder..born circa 1922 in Uniontown, Pa.
Married Ruby Shortridge.

Anyone having information about this gentleman, please contact me.

Thanks.

Chris Yoder
=========

>From - Fri Jul 04 22:51:12 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
To: yoder-l@rootsweb.com
Subject: Happy 4th Of July

I've been busy restoring files and programs on my personal PC due to a
crash on Wednesday (this didn't effect the archives which are on a
server in California).

On this Day in Yoder History in 1596 the likely common ancestors of us
all, Caspar Joder and Margret Henning, were married in Steffisburg.

On July 1st 1863, Samuel B. Yoder was severely wounded at Gettysburg
(see YNL15 page 5).

On July 2, 1864- Moses Yoder (Brother of Congressman S.S. Yoder) died in
service of the Republic. He is buried in the National Cemetery in
Chattanooga....where his stone is mis-labeled "Moses YADEN".

Thank goodness the biggest share of workload (new census records) had
already been uploaded, but I've lost all email addresses, bookmarks, and
several other working files. If you've sent me data by email, I'd
appreciate a retransmital using the "cyoder@mail.tds.net" address
(rather than compuserve for now). Also, if any one of you has recently
ordered and received the Yoder Disks...please contact me...I'd like to
compare file dates and see if any include updates not yet posted to
the archives.

Happy Day anyway. We are truely blessed that our ancestors had the good
judgement to come to this wonderful country.

Chris Yoder
Yoder Newsletter
=========

>From - Tue Jul 08 17:30:06 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On These Days in Yoder History

July 8, 1666- Catherine Joder who married Hans Rupp was Born in
Steffisburg.
July 8, 1775- Samuel Yoder was born (believed OY413) who m. Esther
Reppert.
July 9, 1803- Elijah Yoder (one of our unlinked-"AC") was born. He lived
in Schuylkill Co., Pa.
July 10, 1836- John Yoder was born (unlinked "BO1"). This John married
in 1858 in Greene Co, OH to Mary C. Swadener and died in Dayton 1921. He
is apparently the son of another John who may have died before 1850.

 

>From - Fri Jul 11 05:33:26 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: HomePage Yoder Census Files Expanded

Our intrepid Webmaster Donald has just completed restructuring the
Census portion of the Homepages and added access to a newly enlarged
group of census records. Thanks to Dorothy Coffman and William Johnson
for help in assembling this new data.

Records now include:
Arkansas [1880 ]
California [1910 ]
Colorado [1880 ] [1900 ]
Georgia [1850 ] [1880 ] [1900 ] [1910 ]
Iowa [1900 ] [1920 ]
Illinois [1840 - 1860 ]
Indiana [1820-1860 ] [1880 ]
Louisianna [1900 ]
Maryland [1850 ]
Missouri [1840-1850 ]
North Carolina [1850 ]
New Jersey [1850 ]
New York [1850-1860 ]
Ohio [1820 ] [1830 ] [1840 ] [1850 ] [1860.1 ] [1860.2 ] [1900 ]
[INDEX with family reference numbers]
Oklahoma [1900 ]
Oregon [1860-1880 ] [1900 ]
Pennsylvania [1789 ] [1790 ] [1800 ] [1810 ] [1820 ] [1830 ]
[1840 ] [1850.1] [1850.2] [ 1860.1 ] [1860.2 ] [1870 ]
[1880 ] [1850 INDEX]
South Dakota [1900 ]
Tennessee [1850-1880 ] [1900 ]
Texas [1850 ] [1880 ] [1910 ]
Virginia [1840 ]
Wisconsin [1880 ]
West Virginia [1870-1880 ]

FTP copies are also available for download.

 

>From - Thu Jul 10 21:50:53 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Moses Yoder (YR235446)

Alan Adrianson would like to hear from descendants of Moses Yoder
(1856-1883) first husband of Rebecca Eash. Married in Elkhart Co,IN
in 1880. Or from others with info on his ancestry.

Reply to: AAdrianson@aol.com

>From - Sun Jul 13 15:12:34 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Homepage

DDickel@aol.com wrote:
>
> I just recently joined the YODER list and would greatly appreciate it if
> someone could provide me with the URL for the YODER Homepage.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave Dickel
>
> DDickel@aol.com

The Url is: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/

 

>From - Sun Jul 13 16:02:33 1997
From: DDickel@aol.com
Subject: Re: Thanks for YODER Homepage

The Url is: http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/

Went to the homepage for the first time today and found that it contained a
lot of useful information.

Dave Dickel

>From - Sun Jul 13 20:26:12 1997
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: re July10 note

Rec'd note on July 10 from Chris Yoder Saying Alan Adrianson looking for
descendants of Moses Yoder, first husband of Rebecca Eash. In my own
records none of the Moses Yoders married a Rebecca Eash, however I offer
my Eash information as a possible route to finding your particular
Moses.

Catherine Stutzman (b. 9/25/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
married Daniel Eash (b.9/3/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
children: Tobias, Henry, Susan, Annie, Moses and John

Daniel was the son of Bishop Jacob Eash (1774-1850)
who was married to Susanna Miller (d. 1842)

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 Yoders in Catherine's
children's generation. It is my experience that every family repeats
Christian/given names over and over and marrying cousins was a fairly
common practice.

So, for example, Moses could have been a nephew of Catherine's and still
have married a niece of Daniel's!

I have a feeling this does not shed light. It is my only offering on
the subject. Good luck.

 

>From - Mon Jul 14 17:22:50 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On These Days In Yoder History

On July 14th:

in 1864, David Yoder (Con3), third child of Conrad Yoder of NC, died at
the age of 94 and in buried in the Grace Church Cemetery. It is said that
he went to Georgia in 1814, but didn't like it and returned to NC.

in 1914, Christian Yotter (AQ2) died in West Point Iowa. Christian had
been born 12/12/1831 in Sembach, Germany to Johann Jotter (1803-1838) and
Agnes Gobel. His brother Henry settled in Alden,NY and has descendants
there today.

On July 15th:

Major Charles T. Yoder (see YNL 18 and 29) was born in 1843.

On July 16th:

>From the Joder/Jotter Chronik by Karl Joder and Ottmar Jotter (See the
Homepage Archives):

"According to the Bernese regime's Council Manual [Minutes] 222/15
of 16 July 1690 (in the City Archive of Bern): 'The regime orders
Provincial Governor von Trachselwald to inquire whether the
Anabaptists Jost Joder and Christen Blank from Steffisburg are
staying, as reported, in Schangnau and whether they have brought
their property there. As soon as this is confirmed, it should be
reported to the Anabaptist Chamber [Tauferkammer]."

 

>From - Fri Jul 18 06:05:56 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: David Yoder m. Catherine Sommers

Looking for a David Yoder who married Catherine Sommers and
had a son William Eli Yoder born around Hartville, OH. William has a
sister who lived at one time around Sugar Creek.

Anyone who may have information about this family, please advise.

Thanks.

Chris Yoder

 

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 22:54:10 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On These Days

In Yoder History....

July 17, 1653- Catherine Joder was born in Steffisburg. Cathrine married
Christian Blank, a believed associate of Jacob Amman.

July 18, 1826- Henry Yoder (OY4114) "Of Long Swamp" was born to Jacob
Yoder and Susanna Ludwig in Rockland Twp, Berks Co, Pa.
***********************************

 

>From - Thu Jul 17 21:24:41 1997
From: Cyndy Henry <chenry@epix.net>
Subject: Re: On These Days

Chris
I do enjoy the little messages you give about the family. I am moving
my email address to Woman1dr@aol.com effective 7/22/97. Please make
note of it because I don't want to miss out on your messages.
PS that's Woman(#1)dr - "Woman wonder"

Be well
Cyndy Yoder Henry

>From - Tue Jul 15 06:00:27 1997
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: bible info

browsing through Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

http://www.oz.net/~cyndihow/sites.htm

and found a Pennyslvania Bible with some Yoder info. Not my Yoders, but
maybe somebody's.

 

>From - Fri Jul 18 23:15:52 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Warning-Bath, OHIO!!!

A mass mailing to Yoders is again making the rounds from an outfit
in Bath Ohio which offers surname books and delivers a product that has
little more than names and addresses out of phone directories.

Be forewarned! This happens every couple years and don't order
unless you really want what they will deliver to you.

Have a good day,

Chris Yoder
YNL

 

>From - Sun Jul 20 17:43:05 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: FTP Site Update

New and expanded files on the descendants of Melchior Yoder have been
contributed by Donald Honeywell, premiere researcher of that family
line.

These records have been uploaded to the ftp directory:

ftp://ftp.genealogy.org/pub/genealogy/surnames/YODER/

as the following file names:

m1-m23.doc
m24-25.doc
m26.doc
m27.doc
melc-unk.doc

They are not yet hypertexted and linked into the regular homepages, but
this will be done as a part of the next general update.

The ftp version of the spusal index has also been updated to include
the new melchior data.

---Chris Yoder--

 

>From - Tue Jul 15 06:00:25 1997
From: merlejr@juno.com
Subject: YODER/EASH cemetery

On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:19:30 -0700 The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
writes:
>Rec'd note on July 10 from Chris Yoder Saying Alan Adrianson looking
>for
>descendants of Moses Yoder, first husband of Rebecca Eash. In my own
>records none of the Moses Yoders married a Rebecca Eash, however I
>offer
>my Eash information as a possible route to finding your particular
>Moses.
>
>Catherine Stutzman (b. 9/25/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
>married Daniel Eash (b.9/3/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
> children: Tobias, Henry, Susan, Annie, Moses and John
>
>Daniel was the son of Bishop Jacob Eash (1774-1850)
>who was married to Susanna Miller (d. 1842)
>
> [other stuff deleted]

The A&AMG book lists :
Moses Yoder (YR235446) b.1/28/1856 OH d.6/6/1883 (husband #1)
married Rebecca Eash (ESB22d) b.2/24/1861 IN -d.7/19/1930)
note: Rebecca is not a descendant of the Bishop Jacob Eash

Speaking of the Bishop Jacob Eash (ES1), his tombstone is beleived to
have been located in Geistown, Cambria CO, PA this spring. I visited
this small graveyard and took photos and videos July 4th weekend while I
was in the area for a Yoder reunion (of Jonathan [YR234491] & Lydia
(Custer) Yoder). My dad and I had to piece together some of the stones.
There are several YODERs here as well.

Here is a listing of all of the tombstones that I could read (note: I've
added birthdates here for reference; the newer stones usually listed
specific death date as well as age yymmdd format. The numbers in
brackets are reference numbers for the A&AMG book):

David Yoder 11/5/1811-2/20/1905 [YR235a]
and his wife Sarah Eash 11/18/1821 - 4/2/1902 [ES123]

Jacob Yoder 4/24/1861-11/1/1883 [YR235a8]
and his wife Mary Orris 2/28/1858-2/25/1881

Barbara Yoder - stone missing lower part where date would be [perhaps
could be YR235a4]

Anna Eash 11/10/1843-1/3/1884 [ES4d3] wife of Samuel Rose

Other stones have the following inscriptions (I have not yet identified
these - any help would be appreciated):

CE 1889
IE 1850 (this is the stone believed to be the Bishop Jacob Eash's (yes it
is IE not JE)
BY 1889
MY 1881
DY 1860
SE 1880
SH 1888
JY
SY
ML 1898

If anyone would like copies of photos or video drop me a note.

I would also like to hear from any Eash/Ashe/Esch/Esh/etc researchers out
there who might be interested in working on or receiving an EASH
newsletter.

Later,
Merle Yoder, Jr.
[YR234491b94]
merlejr@juno.com

 

>From - Sat Jul 26 17:07:11 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Samuel Yodar of Liberty,Pa

Can anyone help on this one?

"> stevel@bellatlantic.net wrote:
> >
> > Ok here goes. My Grandmother is Mary Elizabeth Richard nee Neifert.
> > Her parents are Mary Trommeter and Jacob Faust Neifert. I believe Mary
> > had a sister named Celcia who married a Samuel Yodar. They lived in
> > Liberty, Pa. Ultimately am trying to find Celcia which may lead me to
> > Mary's parents. I would be happy to know more about Samuel as he and
> > his kin are mentioned in my GGrandmother's diaries. Since I know little
> > of this family their names are a curiosity to me. Can you help? I
> > don't know Samuel's parents or anything like that.

 

>From - Sun Jul 27 15:59:49 1997
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Plan Now for St. Joder's Day-August 16th!!

Aug. 16th is "St. Joder's Day" in the Swiss Reformed calendar.

How are you and your family going to celebrate it?

I'm hosting a Pizza Day at my office and plan to send out
"Happy St. Joder's Day" cards to my family.

Make your own plans now.

(For articles on St. Joder, see YNL 2, 6 & 7,and 22 and the
Yoder Web Site http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/)

 

>From - Sun Aug 03 17:27:53 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Update of Files to FTP Site

New files have been added to the FTP site. These are:

In the main Directory:

BERSTAX.DOC- Yoder Extract from the Tax Index of Berks County, PA...
1754-1768 by Hellenbach.
PATAX.DOC- Early Yoder Pennsylvania Tax Records from the
Pennsylvania Archives Series.
SP-CEMS.DOC- Yoders in the Cemeteries of Somerset Co., Pa based
on a Cemetery Search by Bob and Mary Closson of Apollo, Pa.
IA-RECDS.DOC- IOWA RECORDS, including WPA & Other Cemetery
Records and Washington County Index of Death Records.
MIAMI.DOC- Miami County, IN Death Records 1850-1920, and Howard
County
,IN records.

In the YNL Subdirectory:

-Four index files which include the "Every Name Index"
produced for the Hardbound YNL issues 1 through 20.

These will later be included in the HTML versions. Thanks to Dorothy
Coffman for the Pa Data, to William Johnson for the Ia Data, and to
H. Walter Yoder for the Miami and Howard Co., IN data.

---Chris Yoder, Editor, YNL

 

>From - Thu Aug 07 20:41:04 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: 9 Days to St. Joder Day

>From the wall plaques honoring the saint at the St Joder Chapel. A tiny white chapel
in a picturesque valley , in the Niwald region of Switzerland, 1000 meters above sea
level, located halfway between Stans and Engelberg, with Grafenort, on the highway
below, the nearest village.

(1) "How King Charles is forgiven his sins by praying with St. Joder" The saint is
shown kneeling at the altar, more or less facing us. As in all these pictures, he is
shown with an aureole, or mandorla--not a narrow halo but more of a gold disc--behind
his head, the kind of symbol often used for Jesus and the saints as painted by early
artists. The king, toward the left in the picture, kneels behind St. Joder with hands
outstretched, an attendant kneeling on each side of him but respectfully behind him.

Charlemagne (Charles the Great) lived from 742 to 814 A.D. and St. Joder, Bishop
Theodore of Sion in southern Switzerland, lived in the fourth century. This
immediately illustrates how errors can creep into oral tradition not substantiated by
written records. As stories were handed down from generation to generation two other
saints became confused with St. Theodore. Thls later "Carolingen St. Joder" was
especially popularized by a wandering monk, Ruodpertus, who attributed the same
accomplishments and qualities to a bishop coming four centuries later as for the real
St. Theodore. However the character of these saints was so identical that when of the
true St. Joder was eventually identified, the high esteem felt by the people did not
need to be altered.

(2) "How King Charles hands the spiritual and secular emblems (crosier and sword) over
to St. Joder" In this picture the principals are standing, each with his attendants,
as the emblems are transferred. We might think of Charlemagrle's ups and downs with
papal power in his day, or perhaps later struggles between church and state going on
at the time the pictures were painted; but it is very likely that the artist was
simply making a pious observation treat eve.. so great a monarch as Charles the Great
would be willing to submit to the representative of the Heavenly Kingdom, especially
one as outstanding and good as St. Joder.

 

>From - Fri Aug 08 06:08:11 1997

>From - Sun Aug 10 13:06:33 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Origins of the St,Joder Chapel

St. Joder Day...Next Saturday the 16th!

>From an Article by Rachel Kreider:

------
In 1978 when we too visited the chapel, we found in a window-well of the little
building an eight-pagebrochure, protected with plastic, entitled: Die Kapelle St.
Joder muss restauriert werden. Dated September 1970. It was a supplement to the
Nidwainer Volksblatt and it was apparently a publication to generate enthusiasm for
one more attempt to restore the chapel, a project that seems to have been spearheaded
by Karl Joder of Germany. A whole series of efforts had preceded this one. In 1601 an
earthquake twisted the tower and made new foundations necessary. Further repairs were
made in 1727, in 1799, and 1877. In 1963 a heavy southwest wind again blew down the
tower. Now in this latest appeal, because the local population could not finance the
refurbishing, it was hoped that a wider circle of friends and patrons could
raise enough money so that work could begin by 1972.

>From this brochure we pass on to you some bits of information you might like to knowbefore you go up
the mountain to this romantic spot. This community of Altzellen takes
in about fifty farmsteads, with a population of approximately 450, who are still
devoutly Roman Catholic although they have not been organized into a particular
parish. The earliest document extant about the region comes from 1267. Even by then it
had been settled for a long time. However, in reading through the names of the
earliest inhabitants known to have cleared the forest and made the fields, we cannot
find the name of Joder or any name we know associated with it (with the conceivable
exception of Baumgartner).

Before this date there were Joders across the mountains in the Canton of Bern, but so
far we have found no evidence that Altzellen was ever considered a Joder "heimat". One
of Karl Joder's maps shows a Joder farmstead that might have been within twenty miles.

An anonymous writer at the end of the brochure makes an interesting and plausible
speculation. There is general agreement that that the chapel was built in 1482, and he
notes that on December 22, 1481, a special meeting of the Diet was held in Stans. not
far away:

"After the Confederates had thoughly conquered Duke Karl the Brave, they returned as
great victors to their homes, but after the victory over the enemy they began to
quarrel about the division of the booty and the claim of the tribes that had joined in
the fight (Freiburg and Solothurn). The more impossible a peaceful solution seemed,
the more both sides put this tangled ball before Brother Klaus..."(a monk "on the
border" of the area). There were those who believe that by the time of the Diet
meeting, drafts of a contract had already been made up, but because of their common
trust in Brother Klaus, he was able to bring about the signing of the document to the
satisfaction of all concerned--no mean feat. "Bells were rung everywhere".

"The mayor and the aldermen from Solothurn wrote to him: 'We have been informed that
you through the grace of the Almighty God and His dear Mother have created peace,
quiet, and union in the whole confederacy through your good advice and instruction."

The writer continues: "Wouldn't you expect that somewhere the Confederates would have
put up a memorial to remember this day...to the peace that had come out of gratitude
that they had been saved from a civil war...?" Elsewhere he referred to a tradition
that every evening a strip of light would appear on this height "under the
Eggiligrat", which was the deciding factor in locating the chapel at that place. Thus
in November of 1482 the new chapel was dedicated by the Bishop of Constanz to "St.
Joder and the God Mother", and a decision was made by the mountain population to hold
a memorial annually.

Brother Klaus was among the most noted of the benefactors. A mass robe he gave is
still preserved in the church in nearby Wolfenschiessen. Various relatives of families
in Alzellen contributed, foremost among them the Flue family of Saxony, with whom the
mother of Brother Klaus seems to have had connections. Their patron saint back in
Saxony was St. Theodulus (St. Joder), a logical choice therefore for the patron
of the new chapel. In conclusion there is a quotation from the treatise on Brother
Klaus by Robert Durrer:

"In Nidwalden and beyond, worship of the saint had been unknown so that the influence
of the Saxons in the face of such genealogical relations must be almost certain."

We thus have better explanations about the origin of the chapel that the speculations
and fun guesses made by our earlier American visitors. The chapel did not come about
because of any sacrificial grass- roots effort of a local clan (like Joders:).
Probably from the beginning the symbolism may have meant more to the upper echelons of
power than to the farmers around it. Support for it probably came from some places
rather far away and in spasmodic fashion. It did not fall into periodic neglect
because some clan (like Joders) had turned Protestant and moved away; the chapel has
always been in Catholic care.

Although local people may not have been able to explain much about the chapel twenty
years ago, they were willing to put up a sign promptly to tell the fascinated American
visitors where to find it.

 

>From - Sat Aug 09 08:44:00 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Who Married Pattie Epehimer?

I just ran acoss your homepage and the Yoder name drew a light. On my
mother's side of the family we have a Yoder with no information or first
name. My Yoder married a Pattie Epehimer around 1800 give or take a few
years. Pattie was the daugther of William Epehimer and Ann Campbell.
If any of this makes a light come on please let me know.

My tree starts two generations before Yoder with the Ball family of Penn.
For the next seven generations everyone came from North of Philadelphia,
some from Frandford, some from Bucks County, and even some from
Philadelphia itself. As for Patties religion I do not know for sure. I
guess a basic Protestant.

Regards,
Wes Leiser
Wesleiser@aol.com

 

>From - Thu Aug 14 18:16:17 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: St. Joder Day-3 days To Go

The Pope had presented St. Joder a bell to take back with him for his diocesan center
at Sion, but he had no way to get the huge bell up into the mountains. He then thought
oof his power to make the Devil do his bidding. Summoning him, St. Joder proposed to
him that he could have a human soul if he could transport the bell up to Sion before
daybreak (cockcrow). St. Joder than sat into the bauch of the Bell, a term many of our
readers can understand and the Devil in eager anticipation swiftly bore him through
the air. But the might of St. Joder was greater than the cunning of the Devil. At the
command of the Bishop a rooster crowed before dawn came.

There is a painting at the St. Joder Chapel addressing this story and also one about
how St. Joder ordered the Bell to ring by itself. It shows St. Joder in full regalia
at the entrance of a grotto, with sharp hills in the background and a few buildings
at the upper edges of the picture, is shown confronting a bell almost as big as he is.

This is probably related to some tale known in the Middle Ages, but All we know about
it is that the bell was especially associated with St. Theodore and he was often shown
with one. His chapel tower at Sion may have been among the very first in Switzerland
to have had a bell. Later on when other bells were cast for churches or monasteries
requests were often made for a chip from St. Theodore's bell (like a blessing) that
they could incorporate into their new one. In his dissertation about offerings to the
saints in the Sion diocese during the Middle Ages Eugen Gruber pointed out that not
only were there many requests for such chips, but the bell in Grabunden (Tersnaus
Lugnes), one in Bern (Meikirch), and one in Lucerne (Roth) still bear the inscription
of St. Joder today.

May You and Your family Celebrate a Happy St. Joder Day together.

 

>From - Thu Aug 14 18:16:23 1997
From: "ac813 (Fred Haines)" <ac813@lafn.org>
Subject: Re: St. Joder Day-3 days To Go

| St. Joder than sat into the bauch of the Bell, a term
| many of our readers can understand...

 

For those who can't, 'Bauch' is the German word for 'belly.'
I don't think it's an English word at all, or, if it is, it's
pretty uncommon.

Fred Haines
ac813@lafn.org

 

>From - Sun Aug 17 10:11:50 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Dates in History

Hope one and all had a memorable St. Joder's day...August 16th.

It was also the birthday of Congressman S.S. Yoder in 1841 (YR233317) AND
the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

Here are some more Yoder Dates in History which are coming up:\

August 17, 1853- birthdate of Rev. Robert Anderson Yoder (see YNL14)

August 18, 1836- birthdate of John Yoter (BQ) unlinked father of Jasper
Yotter (1857 Tifflin,Oh-1932 Whitehall,Mt)

August 20- birthdate in 1817 of Benedict Yoder (YR239e) whose phot can be
found in Descendents of Jacob Hochstetler. Date of death in 1820 of
Daniel Yoder who m. Margaret Oyster (OH111).

August 21, 1747- Death of Daniel Yoder (OH4) oldest known marked Yoder
grave in the United States (possibly the world, considering the way the
Europeans re-use their gravesites)(see YNL23)

August 22, 1826- birthdate of Col. George M. Yoder, NC Yoder
historian.(Con141)

August 24- Moveable property of Casper Yoder was sold at auction
Aug.24,1778 because of his refusal to swear an oath under the "Test-Act"

(see YNL 12 page 3)

 

>From - Fri Aug 22 22:12:13 1997
Subject: Hollandorf
From: <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>

In an old German letter, written in 1867 from Willmendingen, Germany to
relatives newly immigranted to Amerika, a place called Hollandorf is
mentioned twice. Is there anyone in the "Yoder" world who can shed some
light on Hollandorf? Where? What? etc? I assume that if it is a place it
would be located somewhere along the Rhine River, probably on the German
side, but possibly in Alsace or Lorraine, and probably not too far from
Willmendingen. It may have been the name of a congregation, or estate. (I
am also assuming that the translators spelled this word correctly.) I
guess I need a really good historical atlas of the region.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

 

>From - Wed Aug 27 20:37:12 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: YODER COOKBOOK LAUCHED
***********************************************************
YODER COOKBOOK LAUNCHED!-Submitted by Richard B. Yoder
The Oley Reunion Association is announcing plans to publish a
cookbook of "Yoder Family Recipes". The effort will be chaired by Alice
Yoder of Soudertown,Pa. Alice and her committee of Nancy Yoder, Rose
Yoder, and Mary Jane Gofus are soliciting Yoder Family recipes that
have been favorites over the years. So, we are asking "all" Yoder's
everywhere to dig up Aunt Nora's, Aunt Ada's and Aunt Sarah's favorite
dish and submit for printing, so that we all might enjoy the traditional
Yoder Family cuisine. If interested in participating, please send all
recipes, with your name, address and origin of the recipe to: Alice
Yoder,433 Manor House Lane, Soudertown, Pa. 18964.
The authors of the submitted published recipes will be properly
acknowledges in the text. Upon publishing, the cookbook will be sold as
a fundraiser for the Pleasantville Union Cemetary fund. This burial
ground of the original family cemetery of Johannas and Yost Yoder, the
first Yoders to come to the new Continent and the site of the oldest
known tombstone in America. (Daniel Yoder, 1747, designation OH4).
**********************************************************
Send any email questions to: "Yoder, Richard B." <ryoder@wcupa.edu>
*********************************************************************
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:05:18 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Warning-Bath, OHIO!!!

A mass mailing to Yoders is again making the rounds from an outfit
in Bath Ohio which offers surname books and delivers a product that has
little more than names and addresses out of phone directories.

Be forewarned! This happens every couple years and don't order
unless you really want what they will deliver to you.

Have a good day,

Chris Yoder
YNL
***********************************

 

Date: 28 Jun 97 23:54:58 EDT
From: chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Texas Yoders

Possibly you already know that there was a large Yoder family in TX. My
mother's sister (d). was married to Marvin Clifford Yoder, who still
lives. His father and his brothers owned/operated successful auto.
dealerships for YEARS. These passed to the children. I am niece to MC
Yoder, by marriage. Am looking for anything on Baer, Vance, Patton, none
in PA, probably. concurs0@airmail.net The final "o" in screen name is a
"zero"
***********************************

 

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:38:59 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On these Days 17,18 and 20 June

On these Days in Yoder History

17 Jun 1739- Hans Yoder the Oley immigrant (OH) makes his will.

18 Jun 1780- Daniel Yoder, son of Conrad of NC, is born. Daniel moved to
Bartholomew Co,In and his descendants to Davis Co Iowa by the late 1800s
(See YNL 16).

18 Jun 1836- Joseph Ioder, Bureau Co, Ill settler arrives in NY on the
ship Orion from Bremen.

20 Jun 1795- Anne Hostettler,wife of Christ Joder, dies in Belfort,
Alsace France
.
***********************************

 

Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 06:14:35 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On These Days in Yoder History

July 8, 1666- Catherine Joder who married Hans Rupp was Born in
Steffisburg.

July 8, 1775- Samuel Yoder was born (believed OY413) who m. Esther
Reppert.

July 9, 1803- Elijah Yoder (one of our unlinked-"AC") was born. He lived
in Schuylkill Co., Pa.

July 10, 1836- John Yoder was born (unlinked "BO1"). This John married
in 1858 in Greene Co, OH to Mary C. Swadener and died in Dayton 1921. He
is apparently the son of another John who may have died before 1850.
***********************************

 

Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 16:17:23 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: FTP Site Update

New and expanded files on the descendants of Melchior Yoder have been
contributed by Donald Honeywell, premiere researcher of that family
line.

These records have been uploaded to the ftp directory:

ftp://ftp.genealogy.org/pub/genealogy/surnames/YODER/

as the following file names:

m1-m23.doc
m24-25.doc
m26.doc
m27.doc
melc-unk.doc

They are not yet hypertexted and linked into the regular homepages, but
this will be done as a part of the next general update.

The ftp version of the spusal index has also been updated to include
the new melchior data.

---Chris Yoder--
***********************************

 

Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 21:40:46 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Another Golfer?

How about this one???

Here are the other highlights of GolfWeb's 1997 U.S. Open coverage:

Feature articles by contributors Mark Soltau on Nicklaus' chances for a fifth
title, Len Shapiro on how Congressional got the Open, Al Barkow on the origins of the
Grand Slam and Eric Yoder on golf in the Beltway.

______________________________
------------------------------

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 22:07:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: KEY4511@aol.com
To: YODER-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: Any Yoder Golfers Out There?

Yes, my son Ben and I both golf a fair amount. Keith Yoder, Fort Wayne, IN

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 20:23:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jpar3@aol.com
Subject: Re: Researching Families

Sorry - don't have any of these folks. I do have Conrad, Klopfenstein,
Liechti, Schmucker, Roth, Rich, Yoder, and many other Amish and Mennonite
names.

Good luck! John Parfitt

Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 21:38:20 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Any Yoder Golfers Out There?

Who can tell us anything about the following individual?
-------------------------
Greater Detroit Open At Taylor, Mi

Third Round (at Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich.)
===========

(Hometowns followed by 18-game pinfall totals.

Position Number 94, Paul Yoder, Albuquerque,N.M., 3,552.
**********************************

 

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 02:52:02 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: John (Sell?) Yoder

I'm looking for information about John Yoder (1777-1820), s/o Abraham Yoder
and Maria Sell. Did he stay in PA, and if so, what township (Upper Saucon,
Lehigh Co?) or did he move to Wayne Co OH. His daughter Nancy married Amos
Holdeman. Harvey S. Rutt says in THE GENEALOGY OF THE SHAUM AND HOLDEMAN
FAMILIES that Nancy & Amos married in PA. Rutt mentions Nancy's brother,
"Uncle John Yoder", and says Nancy was "a woman of great strength of mind,
of extreme force of character". I'll send the whole quote if anyone is
interested. Donna

Reply to: Donna Warner <drw13@atl.mindspring.com

 

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 19:16:12 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Unlinked

Donald..just started going through some of the Unlinked....

On MUF1- John S. Yoders born 1807. m. Barbara Miller. died 28
June 1854.

YES---YB2143

Chris...
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 07:48:32 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Happy 4th Of July

I've been busy restoring files and programs on my personal PC due to a
crash on Wednesday (this didn't effect the archives which are on a
server in California).

 

On this Day in Yoder History in 1596 the likely common ancestors of us
all, Caspar Joder and Margret Henning, were married in Steffisburg.

On July 1st 1863, Samuel B. Yoder was severely wounded at Gettysburg
(see YNL15 page 5).

On July 2, 1864- Moses Yoder (Brother of Congressman S.S. Yoder) died in
service of the Republic. He is buried in the National Cemetery in
Chattanooga....where his stone is mis-labeled "Moses YADEN".

Thank goodness the biggest share of workload (new census records) had
already been uploaded, but I've lost all email addresses, bookmarks, and
several other working files. If you've sent me data by email, I'd
appreciate a retransmital using the "cyoder@mail.tds.net" address
(rather than compuserve for now). Also, if any one of you has recently
ordered and received the Yoder Disks...please contact me...I'd like to
compare file dates and see if any include updates not yet posted to
the archives.

Happy Day anyway. We are truely blessed that our ancestors had the good
judgement to come to this wonderful country.

Chris Yoder
Yoder Newsletter

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:33:26 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Daniel Yothers of Centre Co, Pa

Posted to our Yoder Homepage Guestbook:

Sender: JBLauper@aol.com

Subject: Daniel Yothers

My ancestor is Daniel Yothers who was born in 1773 or 1774 in Penn. He died
in Centre Co. in 1853 but may have lived in York Co. at some time in his
life. He was married to Rebecca. Do you know where I may find out more
information about this family?

The names of the children were: Joseph, John, Ephim, Mary, Conrad, Daniel,
Jacob and Benjamin (my ancestor) born 1812. I think his name may have been
Yoder for a good deal of his life. I also would like to know if these people
were Dutch or German. Any information would be helpful. I got your e-mail
address from an AOL post from AAADeaf.

Thanks for your time.

Lorraine Lauper

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 20:43:51 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jefferson Yoter, Natchez, Miss.

On this day in Yoder History,Jun.12, 1841, Jefferson Yoter married Louisa
F. _____ in Natchez, Miss. He died in Covington, Ky 7/29/1866. Who was he
and what were his origins???
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Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 16:34:15 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Samuel Yodar of Liberty,Pa

Can anyone help on this one?

"> stevel@bellatlantic.net wrote:
> >
> > Ok here goes. My Grandmother is Mary Elizabeth Richard nee Neifert.
> > Her parents are Mary Trommeter and Jacob Faust Neifert. I believe Mary
> > had a sister named Celcia who married a Samuel Yodar. They lived in
> > Liberty, Pa. Ultimately am trying to find Celcia which may lead me to
> > Mary's parents. I would be happy to know more about Samuel as he and
> > his kin are mentioned in my GGrandmother's diaries. Since I know little
> > of this family their names are a curiosity to me. Can you help? I
> > don't know Samuel's parents or anything like that.

 

Date: 27 Jul 97 11:43:29 EDT
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Plan Now for St. Joder's Day-August 16th!!

Aug. 16th is "St. Joder's Day" in the Swiss Reformed calendar.

How are you and your family going to celebrate it?

I'm hosting a Pizza Day at my office and plan to send out
"Happy St. Joder's Day" cards to my family.

Make your own plans now.

(For articles on St. Joder, see YNL 2, 6 & 7,and 22 and the
Yoder Web Site http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder/)
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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 18:41:25 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jun.13,1797

On this day in Yoder history, a Letter of Administration was issued for the estate of
Sarah Shankle Yoder, wife of Hans Yoder "Jr."(OH11), who was in fact the grandson of
Oley immigrant Hans Yoder. The home of Hans, is pictured at the bottom left of page 4,
YNL28..and is where the carved lintel featured in YNL 29 exists. Sarah Shankle abandoned
the family and went to live in Reading. She is listed by herself in Reading tax list of
1762,64, 79. She is buried in Peter de Turck's plot at Oley.Her oldest son Daniel Yoder
was made administrator of the estate.

 

Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 11:25:28 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: 14, 15 and 16 June

On these days in Yoder History:

14 Jun 1852- Christian Joder (YA2) died in Blotzheim, Switzerland.
Christian was born in Montbeliard,Alsace, and married Barbara Schott on
Apr.2, 1816...many of their children immigrated to the US in the middle
of the 19th century.

 

15 Jun 1860- Jonas Yoder (YR2392) died in Cambria Co., Pa. after having
been kicked by a horse, age 61. His wife was Sarah Schrock (1802-1878).

16 Jun 1883- Benjamin Yothers (F8), son of Daniel Yothers of Centre Co.,
Pa., died in Ashton, Lee Co., Ill. Benjamin, who had been born 7/15/1807,
married Catherine Wells in Pottsville,Pa. Catherine survived him and died
over a decade later in Rathdrum, Kootenai County, Idaho.
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Date: 02 Jun 1997 07:32:33 -0800
From: YODER Jacki K <Jacki.K.YODER@state.or.us>
Subject: "the widow Barbara" -Reply

If you respond to this e-mail, I (and probably many others!), would greatly
appreciate receiving any information as well!

>>> rfc-822 YODER-L-request(a)rootsweb.com 05/30/97 05:16pm >>>
Can anyone give me any information on "the widow Barbara" - such as
where and
how she lived? Thanks.

Alice Thomas

From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
To: YODER-l@rootsweb.com
Subject: William Wesley Yoder (Con299)
AN ENTRY TO THE YODER GUESTBOOK:

------------------------------------------------------
The Yoder website and database are remarkable. I was
delighted to find your site and can't wait to join your
association and receive the newsletter. I am a great-
granddaughter of William Wesley Yoder (Con299), descended
from Conrad Yoder in NC. His daughter, Anna, was my
grandmother, and her family lived mostly in Oklahoma and
New Mexico. The "cousins" are planning a get-together in
Clovis, New Mexico on June 7th, and I have been trying to
find information on our ancestors. I'd like to receive
information on the annual reunion in Hickory, NC for the
Conrad Yoder family. I would be glad to share information
with others. Thanks!!!
Lane Graves <lgraves@bellsouth.net>
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 15:00:23 (PDT)
**********************************

 

Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:19:30 -0700
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: re July10 note

Rec'd note on July 10 from Chris Yoder Saying Alan Adrianson looking for
descendants of Moses Yoder, first husband of Rebecca Eash. In my own
records none of the Moses Yoders married a Rebecca Eash, however I offer
my Eash information as a possible route to finding your particular
Moses.

Catherine Stutzman (b. 9/25/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
married Daniel Eash (b.9/3/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
children: Tobias, Henry, Susan, Annie, Moses and John

Daniel was the son of Bishop Jacob Eash (1774-1850)
who was married to Susanna Miller (d. 1842)

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 Yoders in Catherine's
children's generation. It is my experience that every family repeats
Christian/given names over and over and marrying cousins was a fairly
common practice.

So, for example, Moses could have been a nephew of Catherine's and still
have married a niece of Daniel's!

I have a feeling this does not shed light. It is my only offering on
the subject. Good luck.

Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 05:56:27 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: On These Days In Yoder History

On July 14th:

in 1864, David Yoder (Con3), third child of Conrad Yoder of NC, died at
the age of 94 and in buried in the Grace Church Cemetery. It is said that
he went to Georgia in 1814, but didn't like it and returned to NC.

in 1914, Christian Yotter (AQ2) died in West Point Iowa. Christian had
been born 12/12/1831 in Sembach, Germany to Johann Jotter (1803-1838) and
Agnes Gobel. His brother Henry settled in Alden,NY and has descendants
there today.

On July 15th:

Major Charles T. Yoder (see YNL 18 and 29) was born in 1843.

On July 16th:

>From the Joder/Jotter Chronik by Karl Joder and Ottmar Jotter (See the
Homepage Archives):

"According to the Bernese regime's Council Manual [Minutes] 222/15
of 16 July 1690 (in the City Archive of Bern): 'The regime orders
Provincial Governor von Trachselwald to inquire whether the
Anabaptists Jost Joder and Christen Blank from Steffisburg are
staying, as reported, in Schangnau and whether they have brought
their property there. As soon as this is confirmed, it should be
reported to the Anabaptist Chamber [Tauferkammer]."

***********************************

 

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 21:48:44 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Moses Yoder (YR235446)

Alan Adrianson would like to hear from descendants of Moses Yoder
(1856-1883) first husband of Rebecca Eash. Married in Elkhart Co,IN
in 1880. Or from others with info on his ancestry.

Reply to: AAdrianson@aol.com

 

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 22:02:11 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: HomePage Yoder Census Files Expanded

Our intrepid Webmaster Donald has just completed restructuring the
Census portion of the Homepages and added access to a newly enlarged
group of census records. Thanks to Dorothy Coffman and William Johnson
for help in assembling this new data.

Records now include:
Arkansas [1880 ]
California [1910 ]
Colorado [1880 ] [1900 ]
Georgia [1850 ] [1880 ] [1900 ] [1910 ]
Iowa [1900 ] [1920 ]
Illinois [1840 - 1860 ]
Indiana [1820-1860 ] [1880 ]
Louisianna [1900 ]
Maryland [1850 ]
Missouri [1840-1850 ]
North Carolina [1850 ]
New Jersey [1850 ]
New York [1850-1860 ]
Ohio [1820 ] [1830 ] [1840 ] [1850 ] [1860.1 ] [1860.2 ] [1900 ]
[INDEX with family reference numbers]
Oklahoma [1900 ]
Oregon [1860-1880 ] [1900 ]
Pennsylvania [1789 ] [1790 ] [1800 ] [1810 ] [1820 ] [1830 ]
[1840 ] [1850.1] [1850.2] [ 1860.1 ] [1860.2 ] [1870 ]
[1880 ] [1850 INDEX]
South Dakota [1900 ]
Tennessee [1850-1880 ] [1900 ]
Texas [1850 ] [1880 ] [1910 ]
Virginia [1840 ]
Wisconsin [1880 ]
West Virginia [1870-1880 ]

FTP copies are also available for download.

 

Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 07:31:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: DDickel@aol.com
Subject: YODER Homepage

I just recently joined the YODER list and would greatly appreciate it if
someone could provide me with the URL for the YODER Homepage.

Thanks,

Dave Dickel

DDickel@aol.com
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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 23:08:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: KEY4511@aol.com
Subject: Re: John (Sell?) Yoder

HOLDEMAN DESCENDANTS (1937 by Edwin L. Weaver) states that The John Yoder
family had moved from Pa. to Ohio in 1818. They lived in Columbiana Co., near
Leetonia, Ohio. He died in 1866 and is buried in the Nold (?) Men. Cem.,
Fairfield Twp, Columbiana Co. OH. Later (1826) one of his younger brothers,
Peter S. Yoder also moved to the Leetonia area. This is the family of
Abraham Yoder who was married to Maria Sell.

 

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 16:08:00 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: John (Sell?) Yoder]

According to the Yoder Archives, Abraham Yoder (YB13) married Maria
Sell. Abraham b. 19 Dec, 1747 in Bucks County, PA, d. 30 Dec, 1820 and
is buried in the Saucon Mennonite Cemetary. He had a son, John, who
married Anne Kaufman, and a father, John, who married Anna Maria.
Abraham Yoder (YB13) is my great-great-great-great-great(!) grandfather.

Dave Yoder (yoduman@mvillage.com)

 

 

Chris Yoder wrote:
>
> I'm looking for information about John Yoder (1777-1820), s/o Abraham Yoder
> and Maria Sell. Did he stay in PA, and if so, what township (Upper Saucon,
> Lehigh Co?) or did he move to Wayne Co OH. His daughter Nancy married Amos
> Holdeman. Harvey S. Rutt says in THE GENEALOGY OF THE SHAUM AND HOLDEMAN
> FAMILIES that Nancy & Amos married in PA. Rutt mentions Nancy's brother,
> "Uncle John Yoder", and says Nancy was "a woman of great strength of mind,
> of extreme force of character". I'll send the whole quote if anyone is
> interested. Donna
>
> Reply to: Donna Warner <drw13@atl.mindspring.com
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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 23:55:32 -0400
From: merlejr@juno.com
Subject: YODER/EASH cemetery

On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:19:30 -0700 The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
writes:
>Rec'd note on July 10 from Chris Yoder Saying Alan Adrianson looking
>for
>descendants of Moses Yoder, first husband of Rebecca Eash. In my own
>records none of the Moses Yoders married a Rebecca Eash, however I
>offer
>my Eash information as a possible route to finding your particular
>Moses.
>
>Catherine Stutzman (b. 9/25/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
>married Daniel Eash (b.9/3/1793 d. 2/17/1879)
> children: Tobias, Henry, Susan, Annie, Moses and John
>
>Daniel was the son of Bishop Jacob Eash (1774-1850)
>who was married to Susanna Miller (d. 1842)
>
> [other stuff deleted]

The A&AMG book lists :
Moses Yoder (YR235446) b.1/28/1856 OH d.6/6/1883 (husband #1)
married Rebecca Eash (ESB22d) b.2/24/1861 IN -d.7/19/1930)
note: Rebecca is not a descendant of the Bishop Jacob Eash

Speaking of the Bishop Jacob Eash (ES1), his tombstone is beleived to
have been located in Geistown, Cambria CO, PA this spring. I visited
this small graveyard and took photos and videos July 4th weekend while I
was in the area for a Yoder reunion (of Jonathan [YR234491] & Lydia
(Custer) Yoder). My dad and I had to piece together some of the stones.
There are several YODERs here as well.

Here is a listing of all of the tombstones that I could read (note: I've
added birthdates here for reference; the newer stones usually listed
specific death date as well as age yymmdd format. The numbers in
brackets are reference numbers for the A&AMG book):

David Yoder 11/5/1811-2/20/1905 [YR235a]
and his wife Sarah Eash 11/18/1821 - 4/2/1902 [ES123]

Jacob Yoder 4/24/1861-11/1/1883 [YR235a8]
and his wife Mary Orris 2/28/1858-2/25/1881

Barbara Yoder - stone missing lower part where date would be [perhaps
could be YR235a4]

Anna Eash 11/10/1843-1/3/1884 [ES4d3] wife of Samuel Rose

Other stones have the following inscriptions (I have not yet identified
these - any help would be appreciated):

CE 1889
IE 1850 (this is the stone believed to be the Bishop Jacob Eash's (yes it
is IE not JE)
BY 1889
MY 1881
DY 1860
SE 1880
SH 1888
JY
SY
ML 1898

If anyone would like copies of photos or video drop me a note.

I would also like to hear from any Eash/Ashe/Esch/Esh/etc researchers out
there who might be interested in working on or receiving an EASH
newsletter.

Later,
Merle Yoder, Jr.
[YR234491b94]
merlejr@juno.com

 

Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 21:16:07 -0700
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: bible info

browsing through Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

http://www.oz.net/~cyndihow/sites.htm

and found a Pennyslvania Bible with some Yoder info. Not my Yoders, but
maybe somebody's.
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Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 17:18:38 -0400
From: jmslabaugh@juno.com (John M. Slabaugh)
Subject: Samuel Yodar of Liberty, PA.

I have no knowledge of this individual. However 30 years ago I spent a
considerable amount of time in Liberty, PA and met a chap by the name of
Ernie (I think that was his name, but may be wrong) Yoder. If living he
would be past 100 now. It stands to sense that he would be a son of
Samuel and Celcia Yodar since Liberty is a very small village (population
300?). I seem to recall that he and his wife had six children, none of
whom lived very close by. Research in the county seat should yield a
will, deeds, death certificate (listing parents?), etc. for Ernie after
1967. Perhaps that will pick up a thread on his mother (or grandmother?)
for you and lead you to some present day descendants.

If you have any success following this "slim" lead, I would dearly love
to hear from you. I was quite interested in Ernie because of my own
Yoder ancestry but the contact with him predated my own serious research
into Yoders.

Sincerely, John M. Slabaugh

 

Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 17:39:27 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Catch-Ups for "On This Day in Yoder History"

As the listserver was down recently and we have only just seen it
start back up, some Yoder anniversary dates have passed us by. Here
are a few of them:

May 13, 1847- Lorenzo T. Yoder (OY42413) was born--inventor of the
candy crimper (see YNL 27 page 8)

May 15, 1992- Ben F. Yoder, co-founder of the YNL dies.
May 15, 1829- Henry Yoder (YR261) Somerset County,Pa pioneer dies
-he was an ancestor of Ben's. His death was caused by a kick from a
horse.

May 16, 1911- Robert Anderson Yoder dies (see YNL 14 page 1)
May 16, 1786- Anthony Yoder (OY1331) is born in Berks County..son
of Peter Yoder and Catherine Trout.

May 20, 1874- Capt.Joseph Yoder dies Stark county (see YNL 7 page 1)

May 22,1864- Jacob Yoder (YR233319, a Union soldier and Brother of
Congressman Samuel S. Yoder, fell from a boat and drowned assisting
wounding soldiers cross the Red River in Louisiana.

---Thanks to Rootsweb for being our new list host.

Chris Yoder, Editor, YNL

 

Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 19:15:43 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: CONRAD YODER DESCENDANT ON CLINE REUNION

Pauline H. Reinhardt, 3614 Buffalo Shoals road, Hwy 1003, Newton, NC
28658
tel (704) 428-2477 who is a member of the North Carolina Conrad
Yoder family invites interested parties to contact her about the Cline
Reunion.

She also is searching for WWII friends of her late husband Jack Daniel
Reinhardt. He served in the 326th Airborne Engineer Btn, 101st Airborne
Division. _______ Hope, from New York, trained together in 1943 at camp
Cooke
, Cal.and in the battle of the Bulge.Hope drove a jeep with "Home
for Christmas" painted on it and was captured by the Germans. Another
buddy ____Causey from Florida.
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Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 09:44:45 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Researching Families

I am researching HINDERLITER/HOWERTER/BEAMFORD/MARKLEY/AYRESMAN/FLETCHER/
HODKINSON/BAUGHMAN/SAGER/BASTRUS''

Victoria Fletcher Smith <vsmith1625@aol.com>
Dunlap, il USA

 

Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 09:39:12 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Today in Yoder History

June 7, 1880- Elijah Yoder of Schuylkill County, Pa died and is buried at Jacobs Church.
Elijah is on of our "missing links", requiring further research and revelations to
establish his ancestry...although is seems likely he fits in with the Oley line
someplace.

Members of his line what have done research include Robert Yoder and John L.Yoder.
Elijah was born in 1803 and is believed to have been married twice. We are aware of 11
children. See our Unlinked files with family identification
"AC".

 

Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 11:22:52 -0700
From: "Carolyn Lyson" <carolyn@narrows.com>
Subject: Reunion at Hickory

> I'd like to receive
> information on the annual reunion in Hickory, NC for the
> Conrad Yoder family.
> Lane Graves <lgraves@bellsouth.net>
> Lawrenceville, GA USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 15:00:23 (PDT)
> ------------------------------------------------------

Me too! - Thanks.

Carolyn Lyson
Tacoma, WA
carolyn@narrows.com

 

Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 13:31:35 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Reunion at Hickory

Carolyn Lyson wrote:
>
> > I'd like to receive
> > information on the annual reunion in Hickory, NC for the
> > Conrad Yoder family.
> > Lane Graves <lgraves@bellsouth.net>
> > Lawrenceville, GA USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 15:00:23 (PDT)
> > ------------------------------------------------------
>
> Me too! - Thanks.
>
> Carolyn Lyson
> Tacoma, WA
> carolyn@narrows.com

 

For information about the annual August Reunion of the Yoders of North
Carolina, contact Ted Yoder Hickory, NC at 704-294-0054

---Chris Yoder (PS- Oley line folk don't forget the July 12 reunion
in Pleasantville...email ryoder@wcupa.edu or write: Yoder Reunion
Association, 425 State Street, Pottstown, Pa 19464 for more info.)

 

Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 22:36:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Chap Percival (SAR)" <percival@virtu.sar.usf.edu>
Subject: Yoders from SOuthern Indiana

My wife's grandfather, Noah Yoder, was born in Davies COunty, Indiana in
the 1890s. His father was also Noah. Is there anyone doing research on on
Yoders from that part of the country? I would love to trace the line back
further. Any suggestions are welcome.

Chap Percival
percival@virtu.sar.usf.edu

 

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 20:20:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jpar3@aol.com
Subject: Re: Yoders from SOuthern Indiana

Hi, Chap!

I have some northern Yoder relatives in mostly Allen County (Leo, Grabill.
etc.).
Among them are two Noahs: Noah Yoder, b. 9 May 1875 near Leo, Ind., son of
Daniel Yoder (b. 6 April 1854, d. 29 Apr 1924 Cedarville, IN). This Noah
Yoder m. Cinda Sales (b. 22 Apr 1878 Adams Co. IN), and they had 10 ch. I
also have a Noah Yoder b. 21 Dec 1872 IN m. Rosa Meshberger. I have more
data on this Noah, somewhere, but can't quite remember where that material is
at the moment in my so-called genealogical library and file collection -
maybe it's in my FTM program.

I also have vast amounts of Yoder data from Stark Co. OH; Wayne Co. OH; Henry
Co., IA; and Washington Co., IA.

Good luck!

John Parfitt
**********************************

 

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 08:47:29 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: St. Joder Day-3 days To Go

The Pope had presented St. Joder a bell to take back with him for his diocesan center
at Sion, but he had no way to get the huge bell up into the mountains. He then thought
oof his power to make the Devil do his bidding. Summoning him, St. Joder proposed to
him that he could have a human soul if he could transport the bell up to Sion before
daybreak (cockcrow). St. Joder than sat into the bauch of the Bell, a term many of our
readers can understand and the Devil in eager anticipation swiftly bore him through
the air. But the might of St. Joder was greater than the cunning of the Devil. At the
command of the Bishop a rooster crowed before dawn came.

There is a painting at the St. Joder Chapel addressing this story and also one about
how St. Joder ordered the Bell to ring by itself. It shows St. Joder in full regalia
at the entrance of a grotto, with sharp hills in the background and a few buildings
at the upper edges of the picture, is shown confronting a bell almost as big as he is.

This is probably related to some tale known in the Middle Ages, but All we know about
it is that the bell was especially associated with St. Theodore and he was often shown
with one. His chapel tower at Sion may have been among the very first in Switzerland
to have had a bell. Later on when other bells were cast for churches or monasteries
requests were often made for a chip from St. Theodore's bell (like a blessing) that
they could incorporate into their new one. In his dissertation about offerings to the
saints in the Sion diocese during the Middle Ages Eugen Gruber pointed out that not
only were there many requests for such chips, but the bell in Grabunden (Tersnaus
Lugnes), one in Bern (Meikirch), and one in Lucerne (Roth) still bear the inscription
of St. Joder today.

May You and Your family Celebrate a Happy St. Joder Day together.

 

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 10:09:13 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Dates in History

Hope one and all had a memorable St. Joder's day...August 16th.

It was also the birthday of Congressman S.S. Yoder in 1841 (YR233317) AND
the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

Here are some more Yoder Dates in History which are coming up:\

August 17, 1853- birthdate of Rev. Robert Anderson Yoder (see YNL14)

August 18, 1836- birthdate of John Yoter (BQ) unlinked father of Jasper
Yotter (1857 Tifflin,Oh-1932 Whitehall,Mt)

August 20- birthdate in 1817 of Benedict Yoder (YR239e) whose phot can be
found in Descendents of Jacob Hochstetler. Date of death in 1820 of
Daniel Yoder who m. Margaret Oyster (OH111).

August 21, 1747- Death of Daniel Yoder (OH4) oldest known marked Yoder
grave in the United States (possibly the world, considering the way the
Europeans re-use their gravesites)(see YNL23)

August 22, 1826- birthdate of Col. George M. Yoder, NC Yoder
historian.(Con141)

August 24- Moveable property of Casper Yoder was sold at auction
Aug.24,1778 because of his refusal to swear an oath under the "Test-Act"
(see YNL 12 page 3)
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Date: Sat, 09 Aug 1997 07:53:44 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Who Married Pattie Epehimer?

I just ran acoss your homepage and the Yoder name drew a light. On my
mother's side of the family we have a Yoder with no information or first
name. My Yoder married a Pattie Epehimer around 1800 give or take a few
years. Pattie was the daugther of William Epehimer and Ann Campbell.
If any of this makes a light come on please let me know.

My tree starts two generations before Yoder with the Ball family of Penn.
For the next seven generations everyone came from North of Philadelphia,
some from Frandford, some from Bucks County, and even some from
Philadelphia itself. As for Patties religion I do not know for sure. I
guess a basic Protestant.

Regards,
Wes Leiser
Wesleiser@aol.com

 

Date: 09 Aug 97 15:43:15 EDT
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: "Hamburg Christian" YR12

In concert with Rachel Kreider, we are drafting a lead article for the October
YNL which will feature YR12 "Hamburg Christian"...oldest son of the "Widow
Barbara". An overview of YR12 will be followed by a brief summary on each of
his children.

We'd like to hear from anyone with particularly good property maps, photos of
original homestead farm houses, or other items to offer for possible
incorporation into this feature.

Thanks for any input....Chris Yoder, YNL

 

Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 09:21:45 -0700
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Origins of the St,Joder Chapel

St. Joder Day...Next Saturday the 16th!

>From an Article by Rachel Kreider:

------
In 1978 when we too visited the chapel, we found in a window-well of the little
building an eight-pagebrochure, protected with plastic, entitled: Die Kapelle St.
Joder muss restauriert werden. Dated September 1970. It was a supplement to the
Nidwainer Volksblatt and it was apparently a publication to generate enthusiasm for
one more attempt to restore the chapel, a project that seems to have been spearheaded
by Karl Joder of Germany. A whole series of efforts had preceded this one. In 1601 an
earthquake twisted the tower and made new foundations necessary. Further repairs were
made in 1727, in 1799, and 1877. In 1963 a heavy southwest wind again blew down the
tower. Now in this latest appeal, because the local population could not finance the
refurbishing, it was hoped that a wider circle of friends and patrons could
raise enough money so that work could begin by 1972.

>From this brochure we pass on to you some bits of information you might like to knowbefore you go up
the mountain to this romantic spot. This community of Altzellen takes
in about fifty farmsteads, with a population of approximately 450, who are still
devoutly Roman Catholic although they have not been organized into a particular
parish. The earliest document extant about the region comes from 1267. Even by then it
had been settled for a long time. However, in reading through the names of the
earliest inhabitants known to have cleared the forest and made the fields, we cannot
find the name of Joder or any name we know associated with it (with the conceivable
exception of Baumgartner).

Before this date there were Joders across the mountains in the Canton of Bern, but so
far we have found no evidence that Altzellen was ever considered a Joder "heimat". One
of Karl Joder's maps shows a Joder farmstead that might have been within twenty miles.

An anonymous writer at the end of the brochure makes an interesting and plausible
speculation. There is general agreement that that the chapel was built in 1482, and he
notes that on December 22, 1481, a special meeting of the Diet was held in Stans. not
far away:

"After the Confederates had thoughly conquered Duke Karl the Brave, they returned as
great victors to their homes, but after the victory over the enemy they began to
quarrel about the division of the booty and the claim of the tribes that had joined in
the fight (Freiburg and Solothurn). The more impossible a peaceful solution seemed,
the more both sides put this tangled ball before Brother Klaus..."(a monk "on the
border" of the area). There were those who believe that by the time of the Diet
meeting, drafts of a contract had already been made up, but because of their common
trust in Brother Klaus, he was able to bring about the signing of the document to the
satisfaction of all concerned--no mean feat. "Bells were rung everywhere".

"The mayor and the aldermen from Solothurn wrote to him: 'We have been informed that
you through the grace of the Almighty God and His dear Mother have created peace,
quiet, and union in the whole confederacy through your good advice and instruction."

The writer continues: "Wouldn't you expect that somewhere the Confederates would have
put up a memorial to remember this day...to the peace that had come out of gratitude
that they had been saved from a civil war...?" Elsewhere he referred to a tradition
that every evening a strip of light would appear on this height "under the
Eggiligrat", which was the deciding factor in locating the chapel at that place. Thus
in November of 1482 the new chapel was dedicated by the Bishop of Constanz to "St.
Joder and the God Mother", and a decision was made by the mountain population to hold
a memorial annually.

Brother Klaus was among the most noted of the benefactors. A mass robe he gave is
still preserved in the church in nearby Wolfenschiessen. Various relatives of families
in Alzellen contributed, foremost among them the Flue family of Saxony, with whom the
mother of Brother Klaus seems to have had connections. Their patron saint back in
Saxony was St. Theodulus (St. Joder), a logical choice therefore for the patron
of the new chapel. In conclusion there is a quotation from the treatise on Brother
Klaus by Robert Durrer:

"In Nidwalden and beyond, worship of the saint had been unknown so that the influence
of the Saxons in the face of such genealogical relations must be almost certain."

We thus have better explanations about the origin of the chapel that the speculations
and fun guesses made by our earlier American visitors. The chapel did not come about
because of any sacrificial grass- roots effort of a local clan (like Joders:).
Probably from the beginning the symbolism may have meant more to the upper echelons of
power than to the farmers around it. Support for it probably came from some places
rather far away and in spasmodic fashion. It did not fall into periodic neglect
because some clan (like Joders) had turned Protestant and moved away; the chapel has
always been in Catholic care.

Although local people may not have been able to explain much about the chapel twenty
years ago, they were willing to put up a sign promptly to tell the fascinated American
visitors where to find it.
***********************************

 

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 21:15:56 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Jost Joder (OY) Makes His Will

On This Day in Yoder History:

Yost Yoder (OY) of the Oley Valley made his will on May 29, 1741.It was proved January
14,1742...the same day as that of his brother Hans....in Philadelphia.

------------------------
Transcribed by Richard B. Yoder, West Chester, Pa- 1997
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>From Philadelphia Registry of Wills
244, F267

 

In the Name of God amen

I Jost Yoder of the County of Philadelphia husbandman begin very sick and weake in body
but of perfedt mind and memory Thanks be given unto god therefore calling unto mind and
the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men one to dye do make
and ordain this my Last will and Testament; that is to say pemierally and first of ----
all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of god that gave it = and for my body I
recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Life and decent manner at the
discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall
Receive the same again by the mighty power god = and as touching such worldly Estate
where with it hath pleased god to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose
of the saem in the following manner and form.

Inprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place al my Just debts and
funderall charges be paid and satisfied =

Item. It is my will that my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Shall have the full power and
authority over all my Estate both Real and personall what is Left after my decease of
Pay to have the free power during her Life time = but if in cause my said wife Elisabath
should marry again then she shall have the third part of my Estate both Real and
personal;

Item. It is my will that my well beloved oldest Son John, Shall have my plantation land
and Improvement thereon after my wifes decease to hold to him his heirs and assigns
forever: But after the decease of my wife, my Land and Improvement thereon my will is
Shall be prized by four Credible men what it is worth: and then the money what my Land
is prized with all the moveables and Cattles shall be equally divided between my Sons
and Daughters =further it is my will that when my Land is prized after my wifes decease
as aforesaid my Said for John and his heirs shall pay favor four months after my wifes
decease one hundred pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to my other Sons and daughters:
but he my Son John Shall have his part or Shear of the Said one hundred pounds, when it
is equal divided back again=

Item. My said Sone John or his heirs shall pay one hundred pounds lawful money
aforesiad two years after the above said time to my other Sons and daughters: put he
shall have his part of aforesaid = and the Remainder of the money what the land is
Prized for, Shall be divided into two payments and my Son John or his heirs Shall pay
every year one payment after the Last Payment above said: to my Sons and daughters but
Shall have his Equal part of it as afore mentioned=

Latest I do hearby Constitute make and ordain my Said wife Elizabeth and my family
trusty friend gabriel boyer Executors of this my Last wil land Testament = hearby
revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and this alone Do declare to be my
Last will and Testament in the witness of may in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven
hundred and forty one XXXXX

Declared by the Aforementioned Jost to be his Last will and Testament, in the presence
of us

Abraham Eshmann
John Yoder
the marke of John 10 Yoder

 

Jost X Yoder

[No doubt this shows that Jost could not sign his name except with an X at this time.
Also, John Yoder made his mark '10']

 

Inventory of Joas Jodders Deceas

his Estate prizet by Peter Ballie John Jodder and Samuel Golden the first Day of Aug.
Anno 1741,
wis.

L Sh p

Cloats and Appearil 4
The Plantation containing 200 Acres 300
Rye and Wheat 20
Two Waggons 13
Plows, Iren Harrow and Iren of an Old Waggon 4
Ten Acresof Barlay, flax, and Oats 10
Five Workin Horses 30
Mares and Colts in the Woods 20
Hors Geers and Collars 2
four paire Chains and a Lockchain 2
1
Cows ad Cattles and Colts 56
5
Sheeps old and young 5 2
Hogs 3 1
Gees 10
Hows, tongforcks, axes, and Groben Hows 1 8
6
Hand Saws and other Tools 10
4
Flaxe Hachel 8
old Acelles 5
Tubbs and Barriles and Buttertubbs 1 2
4
Coppern Kettels 1 5
Iren Pots 1 11
Iren Panns and Symmers 12
Peuter Dishes and Plats 1 10
-- Spoons 4 6
Sprenglin Pot and fanil 2 6
Trassor and Table and Chars 2
Spinnen Wheels 1 10
Bedding 4 10

486 16 8
[second page or side two]

Gees Fadders 3 10
Bedticks 3 2
Plancket 9
Mor Betticks 1 6
Bed Cloats 2 3
Table Cloats 1 10
Smal Ticks 7
Linnen of Dobu 2
Bible and Books 2
Iren Lamps 3
Bills and Bonds 30 9
46 19
In Debts to workmen
486 16 8
533 15 8

Pastor Ballie
John Yoder
Samuel Golden

 

Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 13:51:33 -0700
From: gthomas@mail.island.net (G Thomas)
Subject: "the widow Barbara"

Can anyone give me any information on "the widow Barbara" - such as where and
how she lived? Thanks.

Alice Thomas

 

Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 16:00:12 -0700
From: Chris Yoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: "the widow Barbara"

G Thomas wrote:
>
> Can anyone give me any information on "the widow Barbara" - such as where and
> how she lived? Thanks.
>
> Alice Thomas

 

Dear Alice,

A good discussion of her was written by Rachel Kreider in YNL 2. I'll attach it to this
reply. The property records in Berks showed land taken by her sons...but none in her
name subsequent to her supposed arrival in 1742...

There is a widow Barbara in the tax records of Bern Twp, Berks Co, but she is the widow
of the son of the "widow Barbara" who reputedly led one of the two 1742 Amish Yoder
families to the American shore. Her husband Christian Yoder (YR12) died in 1772. Barbara
Yoder appears in Berks County tax records in Bern Twp in 1779, 1780,1781 (the year of
her death).

Hope this helps a bit with your question.

Chris Yoder
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
REVELATIONS FROM BARBARA SHIRK'S WILL

Rachel Kreider

Identifying the early Amish Yoders in America and relating them in families has for
years been a very difficult exercise. The repetition of names and the conflicting data
from early times made the puzzle almost impossible to solve. Descendants of Christian
Yoder Der Schweisz were good record-keepers, and when one day I impatiently asked, "Then
why didn't one of them write down who his father was and his uncles and aunts?", the
answer was "In those days all those who mattered to them already knew."

As it turns out, someone had listed his siblings. On October 22, 1809, one Christian
Yoder (Butcher Christ) wrote: "now I will write down in what years my Father's brothers
and sisters were (born)'':

Aunt Barbara Yoder Born in the year 1725
Aunt Mattie Yoder Born in the year 1726
Uncle Christian Yoder Born in the year 1728
Aunt Elizabeth Yoder Born in the year 1729
Uncle John Yoder Born in the year 1732
Father Yost Yoder Born in the year 1734
Aunt Franny Yoder Born in the year 1739
Uncle Jacob Yoder Born in the year 1740

Further along in the account, Jacob C. Yoder, his grandson, who continued the genealogy
and had descended from two different Yoder lines, said that on his mother's side he was
descended from Butcher Christian, son of Yost, who was the son of Strong Jacob. That the
above children belonged to Strong Jacob was thus handed down in print from this source,
an others, for many years.

Research in the Lancaster Courthouse, however, showed that there was something not right
about this. Strong Jacob did have the same names for his children but the dates did not
fit. He himself had to be of the same generation as those children. Surely Butcher
Christ knew who his grandfather was, but the information from his grandson, who was that
much further removed and had a mix of Yoder blood on both sides of the house, was hardly
that reliable. By 1970 Dr. Hugh Gingerich of Washington, D. C., had turned sustained
attention to the Yoder problems and familiarised himself not only with the individual
Yoders but the Amish families with whom they intermarried. The task was not easy, for
example, he found two John Yoders both born about 1732 and each married to an Anna!

As it often happens, the key to the puzzle turned up unexpectedly while in pursuit of
other interests. Paul V. Hostetler of Connecticut, grandson of the Hostetler historian
who helped Harvey Hostetler compile the Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler (the famous
Hostetler book of 1912), was trying to clear up some problems in connection with his own
roots. He was referred to Annette Burget of the Pennsylvania German Society. She
responded with a long letter, which confirmed that most of us had been on the wrong
track also in identifying the immigrant Jacob Hochstetler. When in the course of their
correspondence she found out that Paul was also researching Hartzlers and pinpointing
the location of the earliest Amish farms, she sent him a copy of the will of one Barbara
Shirk, which had a reference in it to a Hertzler. He promptly and generously shared it
with Dr. Gingerich and received a telephone call from the latter that first night.
Barbara Yoder, the second wife of John Shirk, had named her brothers and sisters,
outlining for us one of the first two Amish families in America!

Quoting from the beginning and the end of the will, we find: "I, Barbara Shirk of
Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, in the State of Pennsylvania have hereunto set my
hand and seal this seventh day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and
ninety." She had made her mark (X) in the presence of Martin Keller, John Keller, and
John V. Dishony. In Item I she nominated "my beloved brother-in-law John Hertzler and my
nephew Jacob Jother to be executors" The bequests were made "to my beloved brothers and
sisters viz, Christian Jother, his heirs, Jacob Jother, Michael Jother, John Jother, my
sister Magdalene her children, my sisters Anna King and Veronica Hertzler.., Later in
the will she repeated the names but after "my sister Catherine Kauffman her children
jointly one share" she added "but their Father Isaac Kauffman shall have no part nor
claim thereto...."

Coupled with information gleaned elsewhere, Dr. Gingerich could now construct a list
like this (approximating the dates within several years):

Catherine ca 1720 m. Isaac Kauffman
Christian ca 1722; d 1772 in Berks County; m Barbara (probably Beiler)
Magdalena ca 1724 m. Christian Fisher
Jacob ca 1726; d. 1790 in Lancaster Co. m. Anna _ (This one fits to be the real Strong
Jacob)
Anna ca l728; d. in Berks County; m. Samuel Koenig (King)
Michael ca 1730; d. 1799 in Mifflin Co
John ca l 732; d. 1804 in Berks County; m. Anna
Barbara ca 1734; d. 1790 in Lancaster Co; second w/o John Shirk
Veronica ca 1736; d. 1806 in Mifflin C,m. John Hertzler

The mother of these children, according to persistent tradition, was the famous "Widow
Barbara". To this day there has not been found any satisfactory documentation for this,
nor has it been disproved. There are nine children in the family, but not eight of them
sons, as one story has it. We are inclined to believe that this is indeed the family of
Widow Barbara and that the father therefore died at sea. There has been speculation
about his name, some even published as fact, but more evidence is needed. From a study
of land transfers we believe that the father of the other family was Christian. A Bible
record gives a death date for him of November, l775, the autumn before Christian Der
Schweiz, now believed to be his son, came over the Alleghenies to Somerset County.

Finding this will was indeed a break through. Dr. Gingerich could now account for all
the Amish Yoder males in the first three generations and could make intelligent
speculations on the unnamed marriage partners, but there was still work to do. Were the
heads of the two families brothers? Does it signify anything that the oldest son in each
family was named Christian? What was the correct separation of children in the two
John-Anna families? What is the most promising connecting link with the Anabaptist
Joders of that time in Europe? Much progress has been made, but the fascinating process
of refining the Yoder family outlines goes on and on. Perhaps we are looking for
documentation that no longer even exists.
***********************************************

 

>From - Sun Aug 31 13:24:32 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: 1900 Indiana YODER Census Added

Thanks to the efforts of Keith Yoder of Ft. Wayne, Indiana,
we are pleased to announce that the 1900 Yoder Census has been
added to the Yoder Homepage FTP site:

ftp://ftp.genealogy.org/pub/genealogy/surnames/YODER/CENSUS/

It can be downloaded immediately by anyone interested, and will eventually be
incorporated into the HTML page as well.

This census of Yoder families is in seqeunce of the head of family name,
but is prefaced by an index in county/township sequence. Family "ID"
numbers have been annotated in a majority of cases.

Thanks again, Keith, for your hours of work!!!

 

>From - Fri Sep 05 16:59:20 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Yoder not listed

MMille2667@aol.com wrote:
>
> Mary Catherine Yoder daughter of Isaac Yoder and Catherine Beisel isent
> listed in yourgene.She marriedEmanuel Adam Derk in the yr.1866. would you
> have any info. on this coupel? thet are my GGrandparents

 

Here is what we have on Isaac and Catherine.

OH13381- Isaac Yoder m. Catherine Biesel d. 11/14/1890
bur. Shamokin Cemetery (Meisers's data, 1880 Cens, 1860 Sch
Co,
Mrs. Harveen Hockman data-96)
OH133811- Henriette b. 8/3/1841 m. Joseph Kopp bur. Shamokin
OH133812- Fayette (Fiatta) b. 10/20/1844 m1. Daniel Holabaugh
( -1873), m2. Charles Biddle- killed in mine, m3. Elias
Shompe lived in Hegins, PA no issue
OH133813- Catherine b. 8/20/1845 m. 1866 Emanuel Adam Derk
(Dirk)
(GAR) (5/2/1846-1871 hunting accident- bur. Old St.Peter's Cem,
W. Cameron Twp) d. 7/2/1934 bur.Shamokin Cem.
+OH133814- Jeremiah b. 10/9/1849 m. Martha Clark (c1854- )
d. 4/23/1904 bur IOOF Cem. Shamokin
OH133815- Edward (?(6/29/1852-9/23/1920)) m1. Clara Folk
m2. Maggie Hoffman
OH133816- Elizabeth b. d. age 3
OH133817- William b. died single
OH133818- Priscilla b. c1879 m. Frank Siberson
OH133819- Sallie b. m. William Weirick

Can you help fill in dates, etc?

Chris Yoder, YNL

 

>From - Fri Sep 05 06:08:09 1997
From: MMille2667@aol.com
Subject: Yoder not listed

Mary Catherine Yoder daughter of Isaac Yoder and Catherine Beisel isent
listed in yourgene.She marriedEmanuel Adam Derk in the yr.1866. would you
have any info. on this coupel? thet are my GGrandparents

 

>From - Fri Sep 05 21:50:07 1997
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Entry to Guestbook

You wrote:

------------------------------------------------------
My ancestor Samuel Pletcher married Elizabeth Yoder. Elizabeths last name
was also spelled Yordy. Ulrich wife was named Magdelena. Ulrich died 1786.
I am looking for other who have information on the Yoder family and I can
share what I have on the Pletcher !
and Sterneman, Scench families. Thanks for taking the time and reading this
message.
Tom Pletcher <tompletcher@worldnet.att.net>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, September 04, 1997 at 22:45:27 (PDT)
------------------------------------------------------
Here is what I have,,,,

Elizabeth Yetter (Yotta) was born 10/9/1769 in Lancaster Co., Pa.
She married about 1783 to Samuel Pletcher Jr, born about 1755 in germany
who died in Crawford County, OH after 1825. She died in Ohio.

She was the daughter of Martin Yetter b. 1/25/1736 in Germany died at
Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa. on 4/20/1804. His wife was Maria Magdalena
Yetter, b. 1/25/1745 in Germany and died 10/29/1807 at Manheim. They
married about 1763.

I have this information fro the DAR application of Frances Pletcher Ross,
dated 1969, at which tiome she was a resident of Dallas, Texas Wife of
Ralph Ross.

Martin was a private in the 3rd Btn of Melishy 3/16/1777-3/17/1778 under
Capt. Abraham Forey, Command of Alexander Loury, Col.

Also..a private in 7th Btln of Lancaster Co. year 1783, Capt Noah Caesey,
Lt. William Smith.

Also aprivate in 5th of 7th Btn Return of Capt Noah Caesey, 1783.

Hope this is of use to you. If you would like a copy (4 pages) send me your
snail mail address.

Best regards,

Chris Yoder

 

>From - Sun Sep 14 16:55:39 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Dates Coming Up

For the Amish Yoder Descendants, don't forget "Yoder's Landing"
--Sept. 21st....the anniversary of the arrival of the Ship "Francis and
Elizabeth" in Philadelphia in 1742. For the two largest of the Amish
lines it marks the arrival of our ancestors (YR1 and YR2) in America.
We are all blessed that they came to this wonderful land!

Sept. 17th, 1730- "Hans of Great Swamp", progenitor of the Mennonite
Yoder line on this date signed a petition calling for a road to be built
from the New Meeting House to "montgomery Road".

Sept. 22, 1872- Joseph W. Yoder, author of "Rosanna of the Amish" is
born. Samuel Yoder, father of immigrant Michael, dies in Germany.

Sept. 28,1774- surveyor David Schultze writes a letter on behalf of John
Jacob Yoder in Pennsylvania to Conrad Yoder in North Carolina.

Sept. 30, 1915- Early family researcher and Civil War Major Charles T.
Yoder dies in 1915 (see YNL article)

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 08:15:29 1997
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Unidentified subject!

Here Is Your answer!!! Welcome to the family of Conrad Yoder of North
Carolina...they hold a reunion each August in Hickory, NC. I'm fairly
certain you'd be the first Lafayette descendant to attend!

See the Yoder Newsletter Number 4 for an article on your ancestor Adolph.

If you don't have internet access to: www.genealogy.org/~yoder/
let me know and I'll send you the article as an attachment file.

Best regards,

Chris Yoder

--------------------
YODER FAMILY INFORMATION--CYBERSPACE EDITION-1996
published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana

data originally copyrighted by Christopher Yoder 1992,1994

**********************************************************************
These files contain a collection of Yoder family data which has been
assembled since
1983 by the Yoder Newsletter (YNL), P O Box 594,Goshen, IN 46527 for
subscription information). For content update, write Chris Yoder, 203
Lakeshire Rd.,
Battle Creek, MI 49015 or email at 75757.3371@compuserve.com.
We apologize in advance for any typographical errors in this work. Please
help us
correct and extend any of the information in these records.

In addition to being available for order on disk from the YNL, these files
may be
accessed over the Internet at Genealogy Online.
**********************************************************************
last updated: Oct 1995

The Conrad Yoder Family of North Carolina

Con Conrad Yoder b. ca1730 d. Apr. or May 1790
settled in NC ca 1755
bur. 8 miles S of Hickory, NC
m1 1763 Christina Cline (?- 1771/2)
+Con1- John b. Oct.26, 1764
+Con2- Jacob b. Dec.13, 1767
+Con3- David b. Apr.3, 1770
m2. 1773 Miss Seitz (?- w/i a year of marriage)
m3. 1775 Catherine Huffman (?- ca1810)
Con4- Elizabeth b. Apr. 14, 1776 d. as an infant
born blind.
+Con5- Elias b. Oct. 31, 1777
+Con6- Daniel b. Jun. 18, 1780
Con7- Catherine b. Dec.21, 1782 m. May 8, 1798 John Baker
d. Aug.3, 1867
+Con8- Adam b. Jun.23, 1785

JOHN YODER, ELDEST SON

Con3- David Yoder d. Jul.14, 1864 bur. Grace Church Cemetery
m. ca1792 Elizabeth Reep (ca1770-10/31/1846)
bur. Grace Church Cemetery
+Con31- Conrad b. Dec. ,1793 NC
+Con32- Adolphus b. 1795 NC
Con33- Betsey b. Jul.24, 1796 NC never married
deaf and dumb, d. ca1882 "age 86"
buried Grace Church Cemetery
+Con34- David b. Sep.22, 1799
Con35- Catherine b. ca1800 NC never married
d. ca1885 "age 85"
Con36- Sarah b. 1804 NC never married
bur. Grace Church Cemetery
+Con37- Solomon b. May 17,1805
Con38- Frannie b. 1807 NC never married
d. ca 1895 "age 85"
+Con39- Eli b. Apr. 1, 1810
+Con3a- Andrew b. Jan.14, 1812

Con32 Adolphus Yoder d. Apr.3, 1876 in or near Patosi,MO
5 ft 4 in black hair
m1. to ? (?Julia_____b. c1790 GA-1850 Wash Census)
m2. Feb.16,1849 Wash. Co,MO to Nancy Jane Goard divorced 1852
m3. Nov.16 (15), 1855 Palmer,Wash Co.,MO Sarah Gillam/Gilliam
(Arkansas Land records: ADOLPH YODER Independence County Warrant
1820/11/27- 23 14N 4W 160acres- "I also found a mention of Adolph's
purchase of land in November 1820. Strangely enough, he is not listed in
census records for 1820, '30 or '40, nor in tax lists for the state of
Arkansas
1819-1829"-per Nancy Griffith, Lyon College Library, Batesville, AR.)
(1840 -Adolph- Wash. Co- 1m 40-50, 1 f 30-40, 1m 2f 5-10, 1m <5)
(?1850 census Wash.CO- George-age 8 MO, Damascus-age 12 TN)
Con321- Jackson b. d. <May 1862 Benj. Gilliam exec.
Con322- Elizabeth b. m. _______ Callahan
res. Crawford Co.,MO as of May 1862
Con323- Lucinda b. (?Ca 1836) m. ______ Hope
res. Cape Gireardeau Co.,MO as of May 1862
Con324- Sarah b. res. Wash. Co. as of May 1862
+Con325- Lafayette b. ca 1840 MO

Con325- Lafayette Yoder d.
res. Washington Co., as of May 1862 m. Susan C. ______
(ca1848 MO- ) 1880 Census Crawford Co.,MO
Con3251- Sarah b. ca1869 MO
+Con3252- John b. ca1870 MO
Con3253- Annie b. ca1872 MO
Con3254- Emma b. ca1874 MO
Con3255- Isabel b. ca1877 MO m. ____ Hilburn
res. Pueblo, CO c1913/14
Con3256- Andrew b. ca1878 MO d. young

Con3252- John George Yoder d. Nov.3,1944 California
m1.Estelle Barr c.1894 d. c1900 Ark? m2. May 1,1904
in Ark. Eula Visti Morris b. 3/2/1883 Jackson,TN
d. 12/23/1964 Armona, CA
Con32521- Virginia Irene b. 1896 m. Tom Reynolds - 9 children
d. 1986
Con32522- Arthur Harry b. 1898 m. Ruth McInturff- 5 children
d. 1989
Con32523- *Joseph Guy b. 1906 m.Noma Helen Dollins
-4 children d. 1978
Con32524- Waymond Earl b. 1913 m. Lavetta Harrison
no children d. 1985
Con32525- Dorothy Wilma b.1910 m. Alvis Dutch Bridges
-8 children
Con32526- Claude Bascom b.1913 m. Ruth ____ no children
d. 1964
Con32527- Reba Elizabeth b. 1915 m. Gail W. Hamilton
-3 children
Con32528- Dolores Odell b. 1917 m. James Marple -1 child
d. 1987
Con32529- Evamae Benevieve b. 1920 m. Ray Smith -5 children
Con3252a- Robert Washington b. 1922 m. Della Maddox, no children

(* daughter Barbara Myatt,4000 Glenrose Dr., Columbia, TN 38401)

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 11:18:56 1997
From: Judy Gurka <gurka@alumni.cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: "Rosanna 0f the Amish" + PA=NC lines

Hi Chris. Two questions arising from your list of dates.

>Sept. 22, 1872- Joseph W. Yoder, author of "Rosanna of the Amish" is
>born. Samuel Yoder, father of immigrant Michael, dies in Germany.

I just ordered this book. What can you tell us about its origins? Is
it a true story?

>Sept. 28,1774- surveyor David Schultze writes a letter on behalf of John
>Jacob Yoder in Pennsylvania to Conrad Yoder in North Carolina.

Is this the reason it's believed that the PA and NC branches may be related?
Any updates on that possibility?

Judy BORTZ Gurka
gurka@cs.colorado.edu
-- researching BORTZ anywhere & anytime
-- gg'granddaughter of:
Mary Ann YODER (1838-1860)
m. David BERG/BERK
(David m. (2) Margaret RAPP)

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 19:23:27 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: "Rosanna 0f the Amish" + PA=NC lines

Judy Gurka wrote:
>
> Hi Chris. Two questions arising from your list of dates.
>
> >Sept. 22, 1872- Joseph W. Yoder, author of "Rosanna of the Amish" is
> >born. Samuel Yoder, father of immigrant Michael, dies in Germany.
>
> I just ordered this book. What can you tell us about its origins? Is
> it a true story?
>

Yes. It's based on the story of an Irish Catholic baby who lost her mother
and was adopted into the Amish faith...See YNL 4 for more details.

> >Sept. 28,1774- surveyor David Schultze writes a letter on behalf of John
> >Jacob Yoder in Pennsylvania to Conrad Yoder in North Carolina.
>
> Is this the reason it's believed that the PA and NC branches may be related?
> Any updates on that possibility?

That is certainly the implication! If we can find the old world origin point
for Melchior Yoder and his brother, it seems likely that we'll also have found
the origin point for Conrad.

>
> Judy BORTZ Gurka
> gurka@cs.colorado.edu
> -- researching BORTZ anywhere & anytime
> -- gg'granddaughter of:
> Mary Ann YODER (1838-1860)
> m. David BERG/BERK
> (David m. (2) Margaret RAPP)

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 19:23:39 1997
From: byoder@SOUNDCOM.NET
Subject: Re: Unidentified subject!

CHRIS.... PLEASE SEND ME THE FILE MENTIONED BELOW AS
AN ATTACHMENT. THANK YOU

On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Chris Yoder
<75757.3371@compuserve.com> wrote:
>Here Is Your answer!!! Welcome to the family of Conrad
Yoder of North
>Carolina...they hold a reunion each August in Hickory,
NC. I'm fairly
>certain you'd be the first Lafayette descendant to
attend!
>
>See the Yoder Newsletter Number 4 for an article on
your ancestor Adolph.
>
>If you don't have internet access to:
www.genealogy.org/~yoder/
>let me know and I'll send you the article as an
attachment file.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Chris Yoder
>
>--------------------
> YODER FAMILY INFORMATION--CYBERSPACE
EDITION-1996
> published by the Yoder Family
Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana
>
> data originally copyrighted by
Christopher Yoder 1992,1994
>
>******************************************************
****************
>These files contain a collection of Yoder family data
which has been
>assembled since
>1983 by the Yoder Newsletter (YNL), P O Box
594,Goshen, IN 46527 for
>subscription information). For content update, write
Chris Yoder, 203
>Lakeshire Rd.,
>Battle Creek, MI 49015 or email at
75757.3371@compuserve.com.
>We apologize in advance for any typographical errors
in this work. Please
>help us
>correct and extend any of the information in these
records.
>
>In addition to being available for order on disk from
the YNL, these files
>may be
>accessed over the Internet at Genealogy Online.
>******************************************************
****************
>last updated: Oct 1995
>
> The Conrad Yoder Family of North Carolina
>
>Con Conrad Yoder b. ca1730 d. Apr. or May
1790
> settled in NC ca 1755
> bur. 8 miles S of Hickory, NC
> m1 1763 Christina Cline (?- 1771/2)
> +Con1- John b. Oct.26, 1764
> +Con2- Jacob b. Dec.13, 1767
> +Con3- David b. Apr.3, 1770
> m2. 1773 Miss Seitz (?- w/i a year of
marriage)
> m3. 1775 Catherine Huffman (?- ca1810)
> Con4- Elizabeth b. Apr. 14, 1776 d. as an infant
> born blind.
> +Con5- Elias b. Oct. 31, 1777
> +Con6- Daniel b. Jun. 18, 1780
> Con7- Catherine b. Dec.21, 1782 m. May 8, 1798
John Baker
> d. Aug.3, 1867
> +Con8- Adam b. Jun.23, 1785
>
> JOHN YODER, ELDEST SON
>
>Con3- David Yoder d. Jul.14, 1864 bur. Grace Church
Cemetery
> m. ca1792 Elizabeth Reep (ca1770-10/31/1846)
> bur. Grace Church Cemetery
> +Con31- Conrad b. Dec. ,1793 NC
> +Con32- Adolphus b. 1795 NC
> Con33- Betsey b. Jul.24, 1796 NC never married
> deaf and dumb, d. ca1882 "age 86"
> buried Grace Church Cemetery
> +Con34- David b. Sep.22, 1799
> Con35- Catherine b. ca1800 NC never married
> d. ca1885 "age 85"
> Con36- Sarah b. 1804 NC never married
> bur. Grace Church Cemetery
> +Con37- Solomon b. May 17,1805
> Con38- Frannie b. 1807 NC never married
> d. ca 1895 "age 85"
> +Con39- Eli b. Apr. 1, 1810
> +Con3a- Andrew b. Jan.14, 1812
>
>Con32 Adolphus Yoder d. Apr.3, 1876 in or near
Patosi,MO
> 5 ft 4 in black hair
> m1. to ? (?Julia_____b. c1790
GA-1850 Wash Census)
> m2. Feb.16,1849 Wash. Co,MO to Nancy Jane
Goard divorced 1852
> m3. Nov.16 (15), 1855 Palmer,Wash Co.,MO Sarah
Gillam/Gilliam
>(Arkansas Land records: ADOLPH YODER Independence
County Warrant
>1820/11/27- 23 14N 4W 160acres- "I also found a
mention of Adolph's
>purchase of land in November 1820. Strangely enough,
he is not listed in
>census records for 1820, '30 or '40, nor in tax lists
for the state of
>Arkansas
>1819-1829"-per Nancy Griffith, Lyon College Library,
Batesville, AR.)
>(1840 -Adolph- Wash. Co- 1m 40-50, 1 f 30-40, 1m 2f
5-10, 1m <5)
> (?1850 census Wash.CO- George-age 8 MO,
Damascus-age 12 TN)
> Con321- Jackson b. d. <May 1862 Benj.
Gilliam exec.
> Con322- Elizabeth b. m. _______
Callahan
> res. Crawford Co.,MO as of May 1862
> Con323- Lucinda b. (?Ca 1836) m. ______
Hope
> res. Cape Gireardeau Co.,MO as of May 1862
> Con324- Sarah b. res. Wash. Co. as of
May 1862
> +Con325- Lafayette b. ca 1840 MO
>
>Con325- Lafayette Yoder d.
> res. Washington Co., as of May 1862 m.
Susan C. ______
> (ca1848 MO- ) 1880 Census Crawford
Co.,MO
> Con3251- Sarah b. ca1869 MO
> +Con3252- John b. ca1870 MO
> Con3253- Annie b. ca1872 MO
> Con3254- Emma b. ca1874 MO
> Con3255- Isabel b. ca1877 MO m. ____
Hilburn
> res. Pueblo, CO c1913/14
> Con3256- Andrew b. ca1878 MO d. young
>
>Con3252- John George Yoder d. Nov.3,1944 California
> m1.Estelle Barr c.1894 d. c1900 Ark? m2.
May 1,1904
> in Ark. Eula Visti Morris b. 3/2/1883
Jackson,TN
> d. 12/23/1964 Armona, CA
> Con32521- Virginia Irene b. 1896 m. Tom
Reynolds - 9 children
> d. 1986
> Con32522- Arthur Harry b. 1898 m. Ruth
McInturff- 5 children
> d. 1989
> Con32523- *Joseph Guy b. 1906 m.Noma Helen
Dollins
> -4 children d. 1978
> Con32524- Waymond Earl b. 1913 m. Lavetta
Harrison
> no children d. 1985
> Con32525- Dorothy Wilma b.1910 m. Alvis Dutch
Bridges
> -8 children
> Con32526- Claude Bascom b.1913 m. Ruth ____ no
children
> d. 1964
> Con32527- Reba Elizabeth b. 1915 m. Gail W.
Hamilton
> -3 children
> Con32528- Dolores Odell b. 1917 m. James Marple
-1 child
> d. 1987
> Con32529- Evamae Benevieve b. 1920 m. Ray Smith
-5 children
> Con3252a- Robert Washington b. 1922 m. Della
Maddox, no children
>
>(* daughter Barbara Myatt,4000 Glenrose Dr., Columbia,
TN 38401)

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 19:23:44 1997
From: Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net>
Subject: Re: Unidentified subject!

Hi, I'm Pat and I sent the original message concerning Emily Yoder, and I
received a message from Chris with this same information. I really appreciate all
of the help and it is really great to know there are so many people willing to help
others search for their roots. Thanks for sending this.
Pat Becker

 

>From - Sun Sep 28 19:23:47 1997
From: Judy Gurka <gurka@alumni.cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: Re: "Rosanna 0f the Amish" + PA=NC lines

|> Is this the reason it's believed that the PA and NC branches may be related?
|> Any updates on that possibility?

|That is certainly the implication! If we can find the old world origin point
|for Melchior Yoder and his brother, it seems likely that we'll also have found
|the origin point for Conrad.

So, this is not the Hans/Yost line that it will connect to ... is
Melchior an Amish line? Yours, perhaps?

Hope things are going well for you!

Judy

 

>From - Mon Sep 29 17:54:50 1997
Subject: Re: Newsletter # 4
From: <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>

>Chris, You said in your message that if I could not access this you would
>send it
>to me. I did find it on the internet but when I went to print it, it was
>going to print 26
>pages and I did not want all 26 pages, just the information on Adoph Yoder.
>Thanks again for all your help. e-mail is beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
>Pat Becker

Hi Pat,

I will butt in here with some info that might help, with a cc: to Chris so
he knows I sent this.

When you are online looking at the newsletter which has the info you want,
pull down the FILE menu of your browswer (Netscape or Explorer probably).
You will see a choice SAVE AS, or maybe just SAVE. Go there, and when a
dialog box opens choose TEXT. The entire file will save as a text file onto
your hard drive. Once it finishes, QUIT and get off line and open the text
file into your word processor. Delete the parts you don't want and print
only the parts you do want.

Hope this helps,
Don.

******************************************************************
REMEMBER the TITANIC

Don Kauffman --------------- http://www.genealogy.org/~kauffman
Yoder Newsletter Online ---- http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder
******************************************************************

 

>From - Tue Sep 30 21:08:07 1997
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: Access to LDS Data

Unfortunately I cannot help you with your direct connection, but I do have a
feeling that your Beisel might be a Bichsel. My maiden name is Bixler and I
have gone back to the 1500s where they spelled it Bichsel. I did look and
did not find a Catherine Bichsel or an Emanuel Derk in my data base. Good
luck, and let me know if I can be of further help. Rhonda

 

>From - Wed Oct 01 06:04:55 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Dates in History

Oct 1., 1895- New Post Office occupied in Lima, OH- constructed thanks
to efforts of Cong. S S Yoder (See YNL 18)

Oct.3, 1962- Dr. Albert Christian Yoder dies. Indiana "Doctor of the
Year" for 1951 (see YNL 12)

Oct. 4, 1862- Alfred M. Yoder(Con371) Missing In Action during
Civil War- member Co G 9th Texas Cav, a Sgt.

Oct. 4, 1751- The Ship "Queen of Denmark" arrives at Philadelphia,
bearing Jacob Yoder (see YNL29).

Oct.5,1679- Oley immigrant Yost Yoder born in Steffisburg, Switzerland.

Oct. 5, 1798- Will of Casper Yoder probated in Northampton Co, Pa (YB11),
husband of Fronica Sell.

Oct. 6.1870- Future Congressman S.S. Yoder marries Minerva Maxwell.

 

>From - Wed Oct 01 18:51:34 1997
From: ginseng@sssnet.com
Subject: To Esther Strock

>Hello Chris, We have the Family Search CD's here at home. We are one of
>the test sites. What can I look up for you?
>
>Esther J. Strock
>(Hans Joder of Great Swamp line)
>--
>Bob & Esther Strock, Dalton, OH. On the edge of Amish Country.
>Researching family history in Holmes, Medina, Stark, Summit, Wood, Wayne
>and other Counties of Ohio.
>
Sorry for posting to the list but I didn't see her address in the
headers. Don't know if it is the digest mode or... One reason to add
your email address at the end of a message.

To keep a little on track, I'm of the "Strong" Jacob Yoder line.

Esther,
I'm in Canton, on the other side of Amish Country. I also have
people in Holmes, Wayne and Stark Counties. Would like to compare
surnames sometime. Perhaps we have more than Yoder in common?
ginseng@sssnet.com

 

>From - Wed Oct 01 20:07:53 1997
From: A Dale Stewart <bigstew@mercury.net>
Subject: Re: To Esther Strock

ginseng@sssnet.com wrote:
>
> >Hello Chris, We have the Family Search CD's here at home. We are one of
> >the test sites. What can I look up for you?
> >
> >Esther J. Strock
> >(Hans Joder of Great Swamp line)
> >--
> >Bob & Esther Strock, Dalton, OH. On the edge of Amish Country.
> >Researching family history in Holmes, Medina, Stark, Summit, Wood, Wayne
> >and other Counties of Ohio.
> >
> Sorry for posting to the list but I didn't see her address in the
> headers. Don't know if it is the digest mode or... One reason to add
> your email address at the end of a message.
>
> To keep a little on track, I'm of the "Strong" Jacob Yoder line.
>
> Esther,
> I'm in Canton, on the other side of Amish Country. I also have
> people in Holmes, Wayne and Stark Counties. Would like to compare
> surnames sometime. Perhaps we have more than Yoder in common?
> ginseng@sssnet.com
Hi! If you reach Esther, tell her that Rev. A. Dale Stewart's
grandmother was Edith STINSON YODER from Dalton; and grandpa MAHLON
YODER was from Marshallville. My genealogy is on hold, but I do want to
get back with you folks to compare notes.
Thanx. Dale <bigstew@mercury.net>

 

>From - Mon Oct 13 08:19:13 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Claude Yoder of Detroit

Ancestry wanted!

Claude Yoder and wife Charlotte Allport were married Dec. 12, 1945 (could be 1944).
Their children were named :Judith,Cathy, Dennis,and Barbara. All born here in Michigan.

My great grandparents names are as follows:
Harvey Yoder (great grandfather)
Maraget Shepley (great grandmother)
These are my grandfather's parents.

My grandfather, Claude was born Feb.21, 1922. My grandmother was born April 13, 1921.

Sincerely,
Josephine Leone

REPLY TO: Josephine Leone <leone@c3net.net>

 

>From - Mon Oct 13 08:19:15 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: 14 Oct 1642

On Oct. 14, 1642 Brothers Jost and Nicholas Joder married
cousins named Trachsel in Steffisburg. These two brothers
are the progenitors of the Oley Yoder line, and through a
number of Anabaptist sons in each family are believed likely
ancestors of the Amish and Mennonite Yoders.

 

>From - Wed Oct 15 21:08:49 1997
From: Chris Yoder <75757.3371@compuserve.com>
Subject: YNL 30 -Released

The October Yoder Newsletter is being distrubuted and will soon be posted
at the Home Page FTP site.

Lead Articles include:

------Hamburg Christian Yoder (YR12)
------The Ortbuhl-a Steffisburg Estate
------Yoder Dairy, Norfolk, VA
------Yoder Cookbook Launched
------Some Rhoads Descendants of Yost Yoder of Oley

Hope you all enjoy this edition.

 

>From - Thu Oct 16 20:22:01 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Looking For Tim Yoder of Midland, MI

If anyone can help this young lady, please reply directly
-----------------------------------
I am writing this message hoping that you may be able to assist me in
locating a childhood friend. I am trying to contact someone by the name
of Tim Yoder. The birth year would be anywhere from 1960-1963. We were
friends back in the 1976ish to 1980ish time frame. Tim lived in Midland
Michigan at that time. His parents were officers in the Salvation Army
in Midland Michigan. His father passed away sometime around 1984-1987,
on the date of December 21st, the same day my own mother died. I would
like very much to contact Tim Yoder. You can contact me at the
following E-Mail address:
Kimberly_Walker@eee.org
Thank you for your time.

 

>From - Mon Oct 20 20:40:43 1997
From: Dan Yoder <greendog@rcinet.com>
Subject: Re: YODER SR., John m. 1788 Berks Co., PA

> They had one known son, John YODER, Jr. He was born 10 Jan 1794 and died 12
> Jun 1853. He married Magdalena P. BREYFOGEL 30 Sep 1827. Magdalena,
> daughter of Solomon D. BREYFOGEL and Esther PETER, was born 25 Dec 1805 and
> died 31 Jul 1876.
>
Could I have information regarding the above John Yoder Jr family sent
to me, please?

Thank you!
Dan

Internet address: greendog@rcinet.com
**************************
>From - Mon Oct 20 19:17:03 1997
From: Michael Anthony <daath@ne.infi.net>
Subject: YODER SR., John m. 1788 Berks Co., PA

Seeking information on the parents, siblings and family of John YODER, Sr.
John is the son of Jacob YODER and Maria KEIM. He died 26 Oct 1847. He
married Phronica EMERICH 23 Dec 1788 in Exter Township, Berks County,
Pennsylvania. Phronica was born 15 Dec 1766 in Rockland Township, Berks
County, Pennsylvania and died 19 Sep 1833. I do not have any information on
John's father. John's mother, Maria KEIM, daughter of Johannes "John" KEIM
and Anna Maria Elizabeth BOLLER(in), was born Nov 1734 in Berks County,
Pennsylvania.

They had one known son, John YODER, Jr. He was born 10 Jan 1794 and died 12
Jun 1853. He married Magdalena P. BREYFOGEL 30 Sep 1827. Magdalena,
daughter of Solomon D. BREYFOGEL and Esther PETER, was born 25 Dec 1805 and
died 31 Jul 1876.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
------------------------
Michael Anthony
PO Box 673
Radcliff, KY 40159-0673
----------------------------------
daath@ne.infi.net

 

>From - Mon Oct 20 19:17:06 1997
From: Woman1dr@aol.com
Subject: Re: YODER SR., John m. 1788 Berks Co., PA

I have information concerning this family and generations back. I am not at
home at this time but I will email you when I get there.

Be well
Cyndy

 

>From - Wed Oct 22 17:08:31 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: October 22, 1809

On October 22, 1809, one Christian Yoder (Butcher Christ) wrote: "now I
will write down in what years
my Father's brothers and sisters were (born)'':

Aunt Barbara Yoder Born in the year 1725
Aunt Mattie Yoder Born in the year 1726
Uncle Christian Yoder Born in the year 1728
Aunt Elizabeth Yoder Born in the year 1729
Uncle John Yoder Born in the year 1732
Father Yost Yoder Born in the year 1734
Aunt Franny Yoder Born in the year 1739
Uncle Jacob Yoder Born in the year 1740

Further along in the account, Jacob C. Yoder, his grandson, who continued
the genealogy and had
descended from two different Yoder lines, said that on his mother's side
he was descended from Butcher
Christian, son of Yost, who was the son of Strong Jacob. That the above
children belonged to Strong Jacob
was thus handed down in print from this source, an others, for many
years.

(See YNL 2, page 6)

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:46:22 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: YODER Roll Call

Taking an idea from something I've seen on another family listserver, how about doing a
"Yoder Roll Call" ...as a means of letting each other know who is out there on the Yoder
listerver (among our almost 90 members).

I'll start it off:

1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
3. Bishop Christian Yoder Sr (1758-1838) (YR233)
4. Bishop Christian Yoder Jr (1790-1846) (YR2337)
5. Reuben Yoder (1831-1912) (YR2337a)
6. Samuel Yoder (1856-1927) (YR2337a2)
7. Ray S. Yoder (1886-1962)
8. Otho B. Yoder (1908-1995)
9. Chris Yoder (1949- )

(Of course you all don't really have to reveal how old you are!)

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:46:49 1997
From: ginseng@sssnet.com
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

At 08:02 AM 10/23/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Taking an idea from something I've seen on another family listserver, how
about >doing a "Yoder Roll Call" ...as a means of letting each other know
who is out there on the Yoder listerver (among our almost 90 members).
>
>1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
> 2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
> 3. Bishop Christian Yoder Sr (1758-1838) (YR233)
>
>(Of course you all don't really have to reveal how old you are!)

Thats good to hear <G>

1. "Strong" Jacob Yoder (YR14)
2. Jacob Yoder (YR142)
3. Nicholas Yoder (YR1425)
4. Christina Yoder (YR14254)
2. Sarah Yoder (YR148) mar Peter Summers
3. John Summers
4. Christian Summers married Christina Yoder (YR14254)
5. Elisabeth Summers married Samuel Kerr

and on down to me.

Ginseng

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:02 1997
From: shdenn@wwnet.com
Subject: YODER ROLL CALL

Roll call sounds good to me !

1. Melchior Yoder (c1735-c1820) (M)
2. Jacob Yoder (c1770-1845) (M2)
3. Daniel Yoder (1808-1872) (M26)
4. John Yoder (1839-1895) (M263)
5. Mary Martha Yoder (1868-1954) (M2633)
6. Ethel Diana Ohler (1885-1919) (M26332)
7. Wilma Ermina Corbin (1916-1939)
8. Anita Joan Kintner (1937- )
9. Yvonne Marie Denn ( 1959- )

My three children would be 10. Amy Renee Denn (1985- )
Brian Wesley Denn
(1989- )
Emily Nicole Denn
(1993- )

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:03 1997
From: YODER Jacki K <Jacki.K.YODER@state.or.us>
Subject: YODER Roll Call -Reply

Great idea Chris!

Here's mine:

1. Christian Yoder (1722 - 1772) (YR12)
2. David Yoder (1763 - 1820) (YR12a)
3. Jonathan Yoder (1795 - 1869) (YR12a3)
4. Elias Yoder (1821 - 1875) (YR12a33)
5. Jonathan S. Yoder (1844 - 1917) (YR12a331)
6. Louis B. Yoder (1867 - 1952) (YR12a3311)
7. Claude Yoder (1898 - 1977) (YR12a33111)
8. Gilbert C. Yoder (1938 - ) (YR12a331111)
9. Jacqueline Yoder (1961 - ) (YR12a3311111)

jacki.k.yoder@state.or.us

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:04 1997
From: Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Hi Chris, What a wonderful idea. I don't know how much I can contribute but I will
certainly give it my best. Haven't visited the site for a while due to a death in the
family, but I can't wait to get back into it. Will send my info tomorrow.
beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
Pat Becker

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:10 1997
From: "Charles W. Carey" <cwcarey@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

At 08:02 10/23/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Taking an idea from something I've seen on another family listserver, how
about doing a
>"Yoder Roll Call" ...as a means of letting each other know who is out there
on the Yoder
>listerver (among our almost 90 members).
>
Neat idea, Chris!

1. Yost Yoder (YRB)
2. Barbara Yoder (YRB3) 1766?-1850 m. Christian Plank
3. Samuel Plank 1808-1878 m. Juliana Hertzler
4. Samuel W. Plank 1850-1891 m. Elizabeth Wilhelm
5. Kathryn Plank 1882-1939 m. Samuel Winans Carey
6. David Howard Carey 1907-1984 m. Jeanette Allen Walker
7. me - Charles Warren Carey 1937-

Note -- I'm not 100% sure of this lineage. The info my branch of the family
had showed Christian Plank as being married to a Barbara Yoder who was the
daughter of a Christian Yoder (YR12?). Perhaps they have that Christian
confused with his son Christian (YR122) who married a Barbara HERTZLER
(1776-1846). Our Barbara's birthdate is shown as 1776 in our genealogies,
which may explain some of this confusion. If anybody "out there" has any
clues, I'd love to hear from you! (I took the info on Barbara and Christian
Plank above from the HTML files you posted awhile ago.)

Chuck Carey

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:10 1997
From: "Estella K. Johnson" <ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: YODER Roll Call

Neat idea, Chris. Any clarification/correction always appreciated.

1. Yost Yoder (1679-1741/42) (OY)
2. Jacob Yoder (1735-____) (OY4)
3. Daniel Yoder (1758-1822) (OY41)
[We think. Need proof.]
4. Samuel Yoder (1785-1870) (OY413)
5. Hannah Yoder (c1829-1891) (OY413__)
6. Anna Amelia Guyer (1856-1940)
7. Henry Merrill Kling (1875-1954)
8. Wm. Harrison Kling (1898-1961)
9. Estella Mae Kling (1933- )

ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:03 1997
From: YODER Jacki K <Jacki.K.YODER@state.or.us>
Subject: YODER Roll Call -Reply

Great idea Chris!

Here's mine:

1. Christian Yoder (1722 - 1772) (YR12)
2. David Yoder (1763 - 1820) (YR12a)
3. Jonathan Yoder (1795 - 1869) (YR12a3)
4. Elias Yoder (1821 - 1875) (YR12a33)
5. Jonathan S. Yoder (1844 - 1917) (YR12a331)
6. Louis B. Yoder (1867 - 1952) (YR12a3311)
7. Claude Yoder (1898 - 1977) (YR12a33111)
8. Gilbert C. Yoder (1938 - ) (YR12a331111)
9. Jacqueline Yoder (1961 - ) (YR12a3311111)

jacki.k.yoder@state.or.us

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:12 1997
From: rlm@dev.tivoli.com
Subject: YODER Roll Call

cyoder@mail.tds.net wrote...
> 1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
> 2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
> 3. Bishop Christian Yoder Sr (1758-1838) (YR233)
> 4. Bishop Christian Yoder Jr (1790-1846) (YR2337)
> 5. Reuben Yoder (1831-1912) (YR2337a)
> 6. Samuel Yoder (1856-1927) (YR2337a2)
> 7. Ray S. Yoder (1886-1962)
> 8. Otho B. Yoder (1908-1995)
> 9. Chris Yoder (1949- )
>

Hey Chris!

I am enjoying all of the responses to your email.

Here's mine...

1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
3. Bishop Christian Yoder Sr (1758-1838) (YR233)
4. Bishop Christian Yoder Jr (1790-1846) (YR2337)
5. Reuben Yoder (1831-1912) (YR2337a)
6. Menno S Yoder (1863-1946) (YR2337a5)
7. Reuben Yoder (1904-1995) (YR2337a58)
8. Carolyn M. Yoder (YR2337a582)
9. me-> Robert L. Moody (YR2337a5822)

Your great-grandfather and my great-grandfather were brothers!

Bob.

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:13 1997
From: Scott Edward Breneman <breneman@Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

 

My Yoder's have been under the table for a while. Meaning I haven't
accurately checked most of my lines. However here's mine as well.

Line 1:

1. ??? Yoder (??-1742) (YR1)
2. Ann Yoder (c1720-??) (YR15)
3. Christian Koenig (1761-1838)
4. Christian King (1787-1873)
5. Joseph King (1809-1873)
6. Joseph J King (1846-??)
7. Daniel G King (1869-??)

Daniel is my gg-gandfather

Line 2:

1. ??? Yoder (??-1742) (YR1)
2. Magdalena Yoder (c1724-??) (YR13)
3. Barbara Fisher (??-??)
4. Elizabeth Detweiler (1788-1867)
whos the wife and 2nd cousin of Christian King (Line 1,#4)

Line 3:

1. ??? Yoder (??-1742) (YR1)
2. Christian Yoder (??-1775) (YR2)
3. Yost Yoder (1734-??) (YR26)
4. Veronica (Fronica?) (1763-1814)(YR263)
5. Christian Summers (1784-??)
6. Anna Sommers (1817-1896)
7. Lydia Bontrager (1847-1931)
whos the wife and 5th? cousin of Joseph J King (Line 1,#6)

Line 4:

1. ??? Yoder (??-1742) (YR1)
2. Veronica Yoder (c1736-1806) (YR19)
3. John Hertzler (1757-1836)
4. Catherine Hartzler (1784)
whos the wife and 3rd? cousin of Christian Summers (Line 3,#5)

 

 

So, that's not the record on the number of Yoder lines, but it's enough to
keep me interested. Haven't done any original research or verification on
these folks.

Scott

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Edward Breneman Department of Civil Engineering
Breneman@Stanford.EDU Stanford University
http://gargantua.stanford.edu/~breneman Stanford CA, 94305
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:11 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Roll Call

I tried to decide which of my Yoder descents to put on here, so have
decided to put them all on.;-) I hope I don't confuse anybody. I will
end each line when I can reference it to a previous line. All reference
numbers are from AAMG.

Steven A. Braman

Most direct line:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. Yost Yoder YR26
4. Henry Yoder YR261
5. Yost H. Yoder YR2611
6. Moses Yoder YR26116
7. Jeremiah M. Yoder YR261169
8. Jacob J. Yoder YR2611695
9. Richard J. Yoder YR26116955
10. Maridel Yoder YR261169551
11. Steven A. Braman YR2611695512
--------------------------------------------------
Line 2:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. ? Yoder YR1
3. Christian Yoder YR12
4. John Yoder YR125
5. Elizabeth Yoder YR1255 m. Yost H. Yoder YR2611
-------------------------------------------------
Line 3:
1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. "Schweitzer" Christian Y* YR23
4. Jacob Yoder YR234
5. Barbara (Yoder)Miller YR2343
6. Barbara Miller m. Moses Yoder YR26116
------------------------------------------------
Line 4:

1. Yost Yoder YRB
2. Elizabeth Yoder YRB2 m. Jacob Yoder YR234
------------------------------------------------------
Line 5:

1. Yost Yoder YRB
2. Magdalena Yoder YRB8
3. Rebecca Plank PK432
4. Jonas J. Kaufmann KF5386
5. Delila Kauffman KF53866
6. Mattie Miller m. Jacob J. Yoder YR2611695
----------------------------------------------------------
Line 6:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. "Schweitzer" Christian Y* YR23
4. Bishop Christian Yoder YR233
5. Abraham Yoder YR2333
6. Yost Yoder YR23331
7. Rachel Yoder YR233311 m. Jonas J. Kaufmann KF5386
------------------------------------------------------------------
Line 7:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder YR2
3. John Yoder YR25
4. Frany Yoder YR258
5. Nancy Hochstetler HS1a5 m. Yost Yoder YR23331

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:15 1997
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call
From: <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>

Answering the roll call --- Don Kauffman, present!

1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
3. Bishop Christian Yoder Sr (1758-1838) (YR233)
4. Bishop Christian Yoder Jr (1790-1846) (YR2337)
5. David C Yoder (1817-1877) (YR23374)
6. Levi D Yoder (1844-1916) (YR233746)
7. Katie L Yoder (1883-1973) (YR2337465)
8. Loyal Jay Kauffman (1908-1990) (YR23374654)
9. Donald Dean Kauffman (1938-____) (YR233746543)

Also:

1a.(YRB) Yost Yoder
2a.(YRB8) Magdalena Yoder (1778 - ____) (married John Plank - PK43)
3a.(PK432) Rebecca Plank (1801-1873) (married Jacob Kauffman - KF538)
4a.(KF538e) Elias Kauffman (1844-1906)
5a. (KF538e4) Joseph E Kauffman (1872-1968) - (married to Katie
L.Yoder, no. 7 above)

Also:

1b. YR23 (no. 2 above)
2b. YR236 Yost Yoder (1765-1792) (half brother to YR233 above)
3b. YR2364 Magdalena Yoder (1846-1897) (married to David Lehman LM341)
4b. LM3414 Benedict Lehman (1782-1851)
5b. LM34142 Magdalena Lehman (1846-1897) (married to Elias Kauffman
- 4a above)

********************************************************************
Researching:
Kauffman, Stalter, Yoder, Swartzendruber, Stauffer, Roth
Don Kauffman --------------- dkauffma@planet.eon.net
Kauffman Homepage ---------- http://www.genealogy.org/~kauffman
*********************************************************************

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:18 1997
From: Karen Lint <jlint@erols.com>
Subject: Roll Call

You asked for it.

Line 1:

1. ? Yoder YR
2. ? Yoder m "Widow" Barbara YR1
3. Jacob Yoder m Anna Beiler YR14 m BY2
4. Christian Yoder m Magdalena Hooley YR146 m HL131
5. Magdalena Yoder m Abraham Zook YR1463 m ZK229
6. John K. Zook m Veronica King ZK2294 m KG636
7. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
pause

Line 2:
1. ? Yoder YR
2. ? Yoder m "Widow" Barbara YR1
3. Anna Yoder m Samuel King YR15 m KG
4. Jacob King m Barbara Zug KG6 m ZK34
5. Samuel King m Anna "Nancy" Yoder KG63 m YRB14
6. Veronica King m John K. Zook KG636 m ZK2294
7. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
pause

Line 3:
1. ? Yoder YR
2. ? Yoder m "Widow" Barbara YR1
3. Veronica Yoder m John Hertzler YR19 m HZ1
4. Veronica Hertzler m Stephen Kurtz HZ17 m KZB67
5. Magdalena Kurtz m Christian Kauffman KZB677 m KF1155
6. John J. Kauffman m Magdalena Zook KF1155c m ZK22943
pause

Line 4:
1. Yost Yoder YRB
2. Christian Yoder m Magdalena Yoder YRB1 m YR252
3. Anna "Nancy" Yoder m Samuel King YRB14 m KG63
4. Veronica King m John K. Zook KG636 m ZK2294
5. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
pause

Line 5:
1. ? Yoder YR
2. Christian Yoder m Barbara ? YR2
3. John Yoder m Anna Mast YR25 m MS15
4. Magdalena Yoder m Christian Yoder YR252 m YRB1
5. Anna "Nancy" Yoder m Samuel King YRB14 m KG63
6. Veronica King m John K. Zook KG636 m ZK2294
7. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c

unpause:

1. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
2. Lydia Ann Kauffman m Amos Charles Ogburn KF1155c4 m (OG21314571)
3. Ray Edward Ogburn m Vena Virginia Thompson
4. Howard Levi Ogburn m Carolee Ann Liechty
5. Karen Sue Ogburn (ME) m James William Lint

Karen Lint
jlint@erols.com

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:19 1997
From: Dan Yoder <greendog@rcinet.com>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Here's mine!

ftp://ftp.genealogy.org/pub/genealogy/surnames/YODER/
unlink2.doc
BO- John Yoder b c1810-20 m ( -by 1840) d by 1850
BO1- John Yoder m Mary C Swadener (5/18/1838 OH-7/5/1913 Dayton)
BO15- Harry John b 1/6/1869 OH m Pearl Shewmon d 12/10/1943
Donald Yoder b 7/25/1905 OH m Margaret Bubp d 05/25/1965
David Yoder (Dad)
Dan Yoder (me)

--
Dan Yoder

Internet address: greendog@rcinet.com

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 16:47:18 1997
From: "Yoder, Richard B." <ryoder@wcupa.edu>
Subject: My Roots!

1. Johannas Joder - OH (1672-1742)
2. Johannas Joder Jr. - OH1 (1700-1779)
3. Peter Yoder - OH14 ( ? -1819)
4. John Yoder - OH145 (1778-1820)
5. Isaac Yoder - OH1452 (1805-1878)
6. Henry Samuel Yoder - OH14526 (1839-1917)
7. Henry Cleaver Yoder - OH145268 (1871-1954)
8. Walter Reuben Yoder - OH1452682 (1899-1978)
9. Richard Berry Yoder - OH14526828 (1937- )

ryoder@wcupa.edu

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 17:16:25 1997
From: Edna Sloan Cooksey <ecooksey@bellsouth.net>
Subject: YODER ROLL CALL

Since everyone else is posting theirs, here's mine:

Conrad Yoder m. Catherine Huffman
Adam Yoder m. Sally Davis
John D. Yother/Yoder m1. ?
Melissa Ellen "Millie" Yoder m. Levi Harvey Carroll Sr.
Amanda Elizabeth Yoder m. John Thomas Smith
Claude Henry Smith m. Lesa Edna Bracey
Rachel Evelyn Smith m. Hilmon Chester Sloan
Edna Sloan m. Virgil Bennett "Ben" Cooksey

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 17:16:27 1997
From: Edna Sloan Cooksey <ecooksey@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

Sorry I made a boo boo, but it's close to Halloween, should have read:

Conrad Yoder m. Catherine Huffman
Adam Yoder m. Sally Davis
John D. Yoder/Yother m1 ?
Melissa Ellen "Milly" Yoder/Yoder m. Levi Harvey Carroll Sr.
Amanda Elizabeth Carroll m. John Thomas Smith
Claude Henry Smith m. Lesa Edna Bracey
Rachel Evelyn Smith m. Hilmon Chester Sloan
Edna Sloan m. Virgil Bennett "Ben" Cooksey

Sorry, for the boo boo.
Edna

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 17:16:28 1997
From: Scott Edward Breneman <breneman@Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Re: Roll Call

Karen,

Where did you Kauffman, Zook, King, and Kurtz references come from? Are
they from an "organization" like the Yoder lines, personal nomenclature, or
from a specific reference? For instance I'm aware of 'The King Family
History' by ?? Hertzler? that lists the descendants of your Samuel
King/Koenig (KG). I have almost all of your ealier families in common and
I even recognize some later names (Liechty) from my own lines.

Scott

 

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Karen Lint wrote:

> You asked for it.
>
> Line 1:
>
> 1. ? Yoder YR
> 2. ? Yoder m "Widow" Barbara YR1
> 3. Jacob Yoder m Anna Beiler YR14 m BY2
> 4. Christian Yoder m Magdalena Hooley YR146 m HL131
> 5. Magdalena Yoder m Abraham Zook YR1463 m ZK229
> 6. John K. Zook m Veronica King ZK2294 m KG636
> 7. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
> pause
>
[many more lines deleted]

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 21:55:46 1997
From: ginseng@sssnet.com
Subject: great idea Chris

Just wanted to say "This has been GREAT! Chris!"

I don't think I've as many posts in a week or two
on "our" list than I have seen today. But then, he
has done such a great job of linking our Yoder's
that most have not had to ask questions.

Three cheers for the YNL and the mailing list.

Ginseng

PS-If you are having ANY kind of problems with
the list, please let me know. I am just the list
manager (as well as being only from girl lines)
but I will try my best to straighten things out
for you. If one of these addresses don't work
try the other one.
ginseng@sssnet.com
ginseng@tccbbs.com

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 21:55:52 1997
From: jgingerich <jgingerich@cybergate.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Here's one of my Yoder connections:

1. Christian Yoder YR2
2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816)
3. Yost Yoder (1765-1792) m Magdalena Rickenbach
4. Barbara Yoder m Daniel Yoder (back to Widow Barbara)
5. Magdalena Yoder (1815-1900) m Jacob Schmucker(1812-1896)
6. Christian J Schmucker m Mary Schlabach
7. Jacob C Schmucker m Barbara Byler
8. Amanda Schmucker m Abraham S Gingerich
(1900-1988) (1895-1964)
9. John A Gingerich (1927-) m Betty Kumher (1936-)
10. John Gingerich (1953 me!) m Patricia Poe

Best wishes,
John Gingerich
==== YODER Mailing List ====
>From - Thu Oct 23 21:55:54 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Re: Roll Call

Scott Edward Breneman wrote:
>
> Karen,
>
> Where did you Kauffman, Zook, King, and Kurtz references come from? Are
> they from an "organization" like the Yoder lines, personal nomenclature, or
> from a specific reference? For instance I'm aware of 'The King Family
> History' by ?? Hertzler? that lists the descendants of your Samuel
> King/Koenig (KG). I have almost all of your ealier families in common and
> I even recognize some later names (Liechty) from my own lines.
>
> Scott
>
> On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Karen Lint wrote:
>
> > You asked for it.
> >
> > Line 1:
> >
> > 1. ? Yoder YR
> > 2. ? Yoder m "Widow" Barbara YR1
> > 3. Jacob Yoder m Anna Beiler YR14 m BY2
> > 4. Christian Yoder m Magdalena Hooley YR146 m HL131
> > 5. Magdalena Yoder m Abraham Zook YR1463 m ZK229
> > 6. John K. Zook m Veronica King ZK2294 m KG636
> > 7. Magdalena Zook m John J. Kauffman ZK22943 m KF1155c
> > pause
> >
> [many more lines deleted]
Scott, I will reply to the message you left to Karen on the Yoder List.
The references for the different families come from "Amish and Amish
Mennonite Genealogies" by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider. This
book was published in 1986 by Pequea Publishers, Gordonville PA. I
bought my copy for $60.00 in 1992 at the Gospel Book Store in Berlin OH.
It is an extensive book that includes most of the Amish immigrants to
this country and their descendants that were Amish up to about 1850. It
is probably the best investment that I ever made in a genealogy book.

Steven A. Braman YR2611695512
http://www.wws.net/sbraman
mailto:braman@wws.net

 

>From - Thu Oct 23 21:55:58 1997
Subject: Re: Roll Call
From: <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>

>Scott Edward Breneman wrote:
>>
>> Where did you Kauffman, Zook, King, and Kurtz references come from? Are
>> they from an "organization" like the Yoder lines, personal nomenclature, or
>> from a specific reference?

And Steven replied:

>The references for the different families come from "Amish and Amish
>Mennonite Genealogies" by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider.

Simple question - is AAMG the "correct" generally accepted abbreviation
for this work, or do we have to say "Gingerich and Kreider". On page
xxix-xxxiv of "G&K" can be found a long list of cited sources with 3 or 4
letter abbrevs. This sets a standard which I find useful when documenting
my feeble attempts at being a researcher, but they don't specify what is
the correct short form of their own work.

I suspect AAMG is the best abbreviation to use and is rapidly becoming a
classic, like DJH and DBH, etc.

A "classic" in the Kauffman line is KCL (sometimes CFK) for Charles Fahs
Kauffman, "A Genealogy and History of the Kauffman-Coffman Families in
North America", 1940. There are researchers who have used this work and
added to the info. in their own works. One of the recent ones is:

Davis, Richard Warren, "Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners, (An Aid to
Mennonite Family Research), Vol 1" 1995 - P.O. Box 50182, Provo, Utah
84605. And I just got a letter this week from Davis telling me that Vol
2 is now ready ($50)

One really good book for those whose lines go into Iowa is:
Lind, Katie Yoder, "From Hazelbrush to Cornfields, The First Hundred
Years of the Amish-Mennonites in Johnson, Washington, and Iowa Counties,
1846-1946", copyright 1994. Available from the "Menn. Historical Society
of Iowa" , Kalona, IA 52247. Includes genealogies and stories of the
Amish and Mennonites who moved into Iowa.

Finally, since I seem to be advertising for people, if you want a source
of Amish, Amish-Mennonite, and other genealogy books write to the
following and ask for a catalog:

Masthof Bookstore
Route1, Box 20, Mill Road
Morgantown, PA 19543-9701

Telephone: (610) 286-0258
email: masthof@ptdprolog.net

These are the people that produce the magazine "Mennonite Family
History". If your lines go back into Mennonite and Amish families their
catalog will have you drooling. Perhaps if you have someone in your
family who "has to buy you a Christmas present", and they have little
money you could suggest they get you one of these catalogs. It says $3.00
on the cover, but I got mine for free. You will enjoy it, but be warned,
it'll cost you!! <G>

I would be interested in hearing about other's best sources. Maybe the
next project for Chris to start is "Top 10 books to own if doing
genealogy research in Yoder related families". Any takers???
==== YODER Mailing List ====
>From - Thu Oct 23 18:03:14 1997
From: AAdrianson@aol.com
Subject: Re: YODER roll call

Hi everybody,

Here is my Yoder line.

Alan Adrianson

YR2- Christian Yoder
YR23- "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder m2 Barbara Hooley
YR235- David Yoder m Barbara Livengood
YR2354- Joshua Yoder m Catherine Kauffman
YR23544- Christian J Yoder m1 Mary Lantz
YR235446- Moses Yoder (1856-1883) m (h1) Rebecca Eash
YR2354461- Cora Ellen Yoder (1881-1967) m1 Thomas Earl Harper
YR23544612- Russell LeRoy Harper (1904-1984) m2 Goldie E.
Hoyt
==== YODER Mailing List ====
>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:19 1997
From: DDickel@aol.com
Subject: YODER Roll Call

Here are my YODER lines with most of the information being found in DJH, DBH,
and A&AMG. All reference numbers are from A&AMG.

Dave Dickel

 


1 YODER YR
2 "YR1" YODER 1695 - YR1
+Barbara "Widow YODER" [YR1]
3 Christian YODER YR12, [BY1]
+Barbara BEILER 1723 - 1781 BY1, [YR12]
4 Catherine YODER - Bef. 1850 YR12b
+"Broad Run" John MILLER Abt. 1766 - Bef. 1840 ML62
5 Simon MILLER 1793 - 1874 ML623
+Elizabeth GNAEGI 1793 - 1887 KY115
6 Catharine S. MILLER 1816 - 1901 ML6231
+John MISHLER 1817 - 1884 MH388
7 Anna MISHLER 1843 - 1928 MH3883
+John Henry HOSTETLER 1840 - 1930 HS1869
8 Benjamin Franklin HOCHSTETLER 1864 - 1908
+Margaret Ellen DOUGLASS 1864 - 1950
9 Virgil Douglass HOCHSTETLER 1901 - 1989
+Helen Mary MAUCH 1904 - 1954
10 [2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
+[1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
11 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -

4 John Michael YODER YR125
+Magdalena STUTZMAN ST1, [YR125]
5 [13] Barbara YODER YR1251
+[12] John YODER 1772 - YR239
6 [14] Abner YODER 1814 - 1883 YR239b, [SK353]
+[15] Veronica(Fannie) SCHROCK 1819 - 1886 SK353, [YR239b]
7 [16] Susanna YODER 1843 - 1926 YR239b2
+[17] Elias KINSINGER 1841 - 1927 KS15
8 [7] Abner KINSINGER 1871 - 1951
+[6] Amanda GINGERICH 1874 - 1950
9 [8] Katie Ellen KINSINGER 1898 - 1971
+[9] Daniel DICKEL 1894 - 1982
10 [1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
+[2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
11 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -

5 [19] Daniel YODER 1777 - 1854 YR1253, [YR2361]
+[18] Barbara YODER YR2361, [YR1253]
6 [20] Magdalena YODER 1815 - 1900 YR12537
+[21] Jacob SCHMUCKER 1812 - 1896 SMB1
7 [11] Catherine SCHMUCKER 1842 - 1923 SMB13
+[10] Jonathan GINGERICH 1848 - 1924 GG4432
8 [6] Amanda GINGERICH 1874 - 1950
+[7] Abner KINSINGER 1871 - 1951
9 [8] Katie Ellen KINSINGER 1898 - 1971
+[9] Daniel DICKEL 1894 - 1982
10 [1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
+[2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
11 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -

4 Barbara YODER - 1821 YR124
+Jacob HERTZLER 1733 - 1795 HZ3
5 Barbara HERTZLER 1788 - 1867 HZ35
+John STUTZMAN 1785 - 1864 ST42
6 Catherine STUTZMAN 1826 - 1868 ST42a
+Christian GINGERICH 1817 - 1900 GG443
7 [10] Jonathan GINGERICH 1848 - 1924 GG4432
+[11] Catherine SCHMUCKER 1842 - 1923 SMB13
8 [6] Amanda GINGERICH 1874 - 1950
+[7] Abner KINSINGER 1871 - 1951
9 [8] Katie Ellen KINSINGER 1898 - 1971
+[9] Daniel DICKEL 1894 - 1982
10 [1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
+[2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
11 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -

2 Christian "YR2" YODER 1700 - YR2
+Barbara [YR2]
3 Christian YODER 1728 - 1816 YR23, [HL22]
+Barbara HOOLEY 1741 - 1812 HL22, [YR23]
4 [12] John YODER 1772 - YR239
+[13] Barbara YODER YR1251
5 [14] Abner YODER 1814 - 1883 YR239b, [SK353]
+[15] Veronica(Fannie) SCHROCK 1819 - 1886 SK353, [YR239b]
6 [16] Susanna YODER 1843 - 1926 YR239b2
+[17] Elias KINSINGER 1841 - 1927 KS15
7 [7] Abner KINSINGER 1871 - 1951
+[6] Amanda GINGERICH 1874 - 1950
8 [8] Katie Ellen KINSINGER 1898 - 1971
+[9] Daniel DICKEL 1894 - 1982
9 [1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
+[2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
10 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -

4 Yost YODER 1765 - 1792 YR236, [RB35]
+Magdalena RICKENBACH RB35, [YR236]
5 [18] Barbara YODER YR2361, [YR1253]
+[19] Daniel YODER 1777 - 1854 YR1253, [YR2361]
6 [20] Magdalena YODER 1815 - 1900 YR12537
+[21] Jacob SCHMUCKER 1812 - 1896 SMB1
7 [11] Catherine SCHMUCKER 1842 - 1923 SMB13
+[10] Jonathan GINGERICH 1848 - 1924 GG4432
8 [6] Amanda GINGERICH 1874 - 1950
+[7] Abner KINSINGER 1871 - 1951
9 [8] Katie Ellen KINSINGER 1898 - 1971
+[9] Daniel DICKEL 1894 - 1982
10 [1] Marvin Eugene DICKEL 1933 -
+[2] Mary Vivian HOCHSTETLER 1933 -
11 [3] David Eugene DICKEL 1956 -
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>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:26 1997
From: "Donald G. Honeywell" <104602.1651@compuserve.com>
Subject: YODER ROLL CALL

Dear Cousins:
Hello out there, y'all. My line is:
M Melchior Yoder , ca 1735 - ca1822, m. Anna Gottschalk.
M2 Jacob Yoder(s), ca 1770 - 10 Jan. 1842, m. Elizabeth _______. "S" on
wife's tombstone!
M23 George D. Yoders, ca1798 - 28 July 1872, m.(2) Mary Clendaniel.
M238 Joseph C. Yoders, 7 Feb. 1845 - 10 Aug. 1913, m. Harriet Delancy.
M2384 Ida Laura Yoders, 18 Oct. 1876 - 11 April 1939, m. George Cephas
Gilbert.
M23842 Evalene Gilbert, 18 June 1907 - 12 March 1993, m.(1) Elmer Mitchell
Honeywell.
M238421 Donald Gilbert Honeywell, 8 Nov. 1931 - ?, m.(1) Norma Lea Jones,
m.(2) Grace Elsie Davison.
Plus 4 children and 7 grandchildren, so far.

All best wishes in Christ to y'all,
Don Honeywell, Cub Hill, Baltimore County, Maryland

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>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:30 1997
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: world o' yoders

Chris - what a wonderful idea. We are leaving early Friday morning
(Oct 24) for a short trip and won't return until the middle of next
week. I am stockpiling all the responses to look at when I return and
am dying to read them all. They keep pouring in! Apologies in my
presentation for not having your Yoder file numbers attached to the
names as so many thoughtful people did. Anna Zook and David Lantz are my
paternal grandparents. I hope that some of the roots folks might have
some info on the Lantz family, we have very little. Thanks for doing
this. Linda Lantz Dahlberg

six "groups" follow:

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.Magdalena Yoder (1726) + Johannes Gnaegi (1720)
4.Magdalena Gnaegi (1748-1795) + John Zug v. 1748)
5.John Zook (1770-1853) + Catherine Weidman (~1840)
6.Solomon P. Zook (~1822)+ Elizabeth Stutzman 1827-1892)
7.John S. Zook (1845-1926) + Elizabeth Yoder (1845)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.Yost Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1761) + Magdalena Yoder (1761)
3.John Yoder (1785-1855) + Mary King (1790-1866)
4.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
5.Elizabeth Yoder (b. 1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
6.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

 

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.John Yoder (1732-1813) + Anna Mast (1734)
4.Magdalena Yoder (1761) + Christian Yoder (1761)
5.John Yoder (1785-1855) + Mary King (1790-1866)
6.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.? Yoder + Widow Barbara
3.Anna Yoder (1728) + Samuel Koenig
4.Jacob King (1758-1822) + Barbara Zug (1762)
5.Mary King (1790-1866) + John Yoder (1785-1855)
6.Jacob Yoder (1812-1864) + Anna Yoder (1815-1887)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

1.? Yoder + ?
2.Christian Yoder (1700-1775) + ?
3.John Yoder (1732-1813) + Anna Mast (1734)
4."Preacher John" Yoder(1754-1842)+Barbara Reichenbach(1755)
5."Kiefer Christ"Yoder(1784-1850)+Esther Hertzler(1788-1861)
6.Anna Yoder (1815-1887) + Jacob Yoder (1812-1864)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)

 

1.? Yoder + ?
2.? Yoder + Widow Barbara
3."Strong Jacob" Yoder (1726-1790) + Anna Beiler
4.Mary Yoder (1755-1813) + Christian Hertzler (1740-1817)
5.Esther Hertzler(1788-1861)+"Kiefer Christ"Yoder
6.Anna Yoder (1815-1887) + Jacob Yoder (1812-1864)
7.Elizabeth Yoder (1845) + John S. Zook (1845-1926)
8.Anna Augusta Zook (1877) + David Edward Lantz (1875)
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>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:32 1997
From: "Percy M. London" <plondon@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

I am brand new to the list. Don't see any Yothers posted yet,
but would like to contact others to gain additional information.

Direct Descendants of Daniel Yothers

1 Daniel Yothers b: Abt. 1775
.. +Rebecca b: March 11, 1775
2 Mary Yothers b: 1793 All born in PA
.. +William Mulhollan b: 1792
3 John Franklin Mulhollan b: January 17, 1823
.. +Rebecca Jane Passmore b: February 08, 1827
4 Clara Mary Mulhollan b: April 16, 1866
.. +David Barton London b: September 09, 1860
5 Charles Allen London b: November 21, 1889
.. +Edna Grace Melton b: November 01, 1891
6 Percy Melton London b: November 30, 1935

Percy M. London
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>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:34 1997
From: MNJS13A@prodigy.com (MRS GRACE W EVANS)
Subject: YODER Roll Call

-- [ From: Grace Evans * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --

I descend from three children of Widow Barbara YODER as shown below.

Anna YODER YR15 b 1757 m Samuel KOENIG KG
Michael KOENIG KGc b 1770 Berks Co PA
Jonathan KING KGc2 m Elizabeth YODER YR17a1 1810-1893
Joshua Yoder KING KGc25 1847-1906 m Sarah Keller CROUSE
Mattie Crouse KING 1876-1952 m Charles Henry WAGNER
Howard Daniel Wagner 1903-1966 m Esther Myer WENGER
** me Grace WAGNER b 1929 m William EVANS

John YODER YR17 1732-1804
Jacob F. YODER YR17a 1782-__ m Anna REICHENBACH RB232
Elizabeth YODER YR17a1 1810-1893 m Jonathan KING KGc2

Veronica YODER YR19 1736-1790/1806 m John HERTZLER HZ1
Barbara HERTZLER HZ12 d 1838 m Jacob RICKENBACH RB32
Anna RB323 m Jacob F. YODER YR17a
Elizabeth YODER YR17a1 m Jonathan KOENIG KGc2

Grace Evans, Lancaster PA mnjs13a@prodigy.com
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>From - Fri Oct 24 05:15:35 1997
From: KEY4511 <KEY4511@aol.com>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Re: YODER Roll Call. Somehow I did not get the original message from Chris,
but I think I get the idea. Here is my line. Keith Yoder (key4511@aol.com).

1. YB--Hans Yoder of Great Swamp--ca. 1680 --- 1753

2. YB1--John Yoder-- d. 1782

3. YB13--Abraham Yoder -- 1747 - 1820

4. YB137--Peter Yoder -- 1786 - 1861

5. YB1378--Henry B. Yoder -- 1829 - 1899

6. YB13781--Peter B. Yoder -- 1855 - 1943

7. YB137812--David A. Yoder -- 1883 - 1980

8. YB1378122--Lowell L. Yoder -- 1912 - 1989

9. YB13781221--Keith E. Yoder -- 1936 -
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:22 1997
From: "John W. Yoder" <JWYoder@compuserve.com>
Subject: RE: YODER Roll Call

I'll be more brief:

John W. Yoder (1950-) YR26118476

 

>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:24 1997
From: ginseng@sssnet.com
Subject: Locations and sources

> I'll be more brief:

NO NO don't be brief. We finally have people posting :)

 

Since the roll call went so well, I'd like to ask where
all our Yoder cousins

Where are you located?

I'm located in Canton, Stark Co, Oh. I was raised near Beach
City. Beach City is on the southwest edge of Stark County.
Within 2 to 4 miles you would be in Holmes, Tuscarawas, or
Wayne County. Holmes Co has or had quite a few Yoder's. (I
was thrilled when I first found Chris' Yoder info!)

Which brings me to sources...

The Yoder, Summers, Deardorff, Kerr lines are the only
ones to live first in Pennsylvania. I've not researched
there because I'm not there. Most of my info in Pa comes
from others.

All my other greats-grands came directly to one of the four
counties mentioned above. So I have been looking at these
counties records on microfilm at the county seats. The
Stark Co library (in Canton) has a great genealogy section.

Nicholas Yoder and John Summers came to Ohio in the early
1800's. I would have to look to see if Christian C and
Christina Y were married here or there. I do remember
Mom relating that Christina moved here in covered wagons
in two weeks. They had hidden gold in apple butter crocks
that sat in the front yard for a couple of weeks.

Cousin Eric was here this summer from Australia and we
looked up the graves of Nicholas Yoder. But that tale
deserves a post of its own...

Ginseng
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:26 1997
Subject: Re: Locations and sources
From: <dkauffma@planet.eon.net>

>Since the roll call went so well, I'd like to ask where
>all our Yoder cousins
>
>Where are you located?

Greetings from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Don Kauffman
(dkauffma@planet.eon.net)
We are about 300 miles from the Montana border in "Central Alberta" - I
often think right on the edge of the world - but the air is pure and the
water relatively clean so it's not too bad!

My paternal great-grands were part of the "first wave" of Amish-Mennonite
immigration to America. Kauffmans in 1737, probably, and Yoders in 1742.
Berks Co. PA, then on to Somerset Co. Skipped on to Holmes Co. Ohio, over
to Iowa, and in 1912 great-grandfather, Levi Yoder moved his family to
Tofield, Alberta.

My maternal great-grands were part of the "second wave of Amish-Mennonite
immigration to America. Stalters in 1857,probably, and Stauffers in 1866.
The Stauffers would have come sooner, but the American Civil War was on
and so they waited in Altkirk, Alsace. Actually, they were trapped. If
they stayed their sons would be drafted into Napoloen's army, if they
came they would be right in the middle of another war. As soon as they
could, they sailed to America (they had to "adjust" the ages of their
oldest sons slightly in order to get past the authorities), settling in
Illinois, then on to Nebraska when that territory opened up. My great
grandfather John L. Stauffer was one of the leaders in the movement from
Nebraska to Tofield, Alberta in 1910.

Sources: AAMG, DJH, DBH, SSK, KCL, etc. - I have about 8 feet of library
shelves filed with history and family history type books, including the
Elias Kauffman Family Bible!

And now - the World Wide Web. It has been very interesting discovering
the resources that are available from the comfort of my own computer
chair. I just wish that the Goshen archives would put their entire
collection of obituaries and other goodies on-line!

ginseng said, "No, don't be brief". But really I must stop.
********************************************************************
Researching:
Kauffman, Stalter, Yoder, Swartzendruber, Stauffer, Roth
Don Kauffman --------------- dkauffma@planet.eon.net
Kauffman Homepage ---------- http://www.genealogy.org/~kauffman
*********************************************************************
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:27 1997
From: The Dahlbergs <dahlberg@ricochet.net>
Subject: where

>Since the roll call went so well, I'd like to ask where
>all our Yoder cousins
>
>Where are you located?

Sunnyvale, California. Born in Toledo, Ohio; raised in Ohio, Illinois
and Massachusetts. Have only been seriously researching since July,
piggybacking on work done previously by my late mother and father.
Sources are books and family records, plus Yoder Files. Appreciate
flexibility and info of web; am especially grateful for tweaks and
corrections by newly-found cousins such as Karen Lint.

So where is the reunion going to take place of all these virtual/actual
family members?

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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:29 1997
From: YODER Jacki K <Jacki.K.YODER@state.or.us>
Subject: Locations and sources -Reply

I'm thoroughly enjoying reading everyone's postings! (Thanks, again,
Chris!)

In response to Ginseng's Q: I'm located in Salem, Oregon. Not too far
from the little community of Yoder, Oregon - so named for my
GG-grandfather (Jonathan S. Yoder - YR12a331) who settled there in
the late 1880s from Dade County, Missouri. He, his wife, and 9 children
traveled in an immigrant train to Oregon and, among other things, brought
along the parts to a sawmill. The sawmill is still in operation today,
although it has burned down and been rebuilt several times! Jonathan's
grandsons and g-grandsons operate it. Along with the sawmill, Yoder,
Oregon can boast of a small general store (Yoder Store), a garage
(Yoder Garage) (not too creative with naming things, were they?!), and a
church (Smyrna Church). It's a beautiful place, in the fertile Willamette
Valley of Oregon - about 50 miles directly south of Portland, Oregon.

Best wishes to all my Yoder cousins out there,

Jacki Yoder
jacki.k.yoder@state.or.us

>>> rfc-822 ginseng(a)sssnet.com 10/24/97 05:46am >>>
> I'll be more brief:

NO NO don't be brief. We finally have people posting :)

 

Since the roll call went so well, I'd like to ask where
all our Yoder cousins

Where are you located?

I'm located in Canton, Stark Co, Oh. I was raised near Beach
City. Beach City is on the southwest edge of Stark County.
Within 2 to 4 miles you would be in Holmes, Tuscarawas, or
Wayne County. Holmes Co has or had quite a few Yoder's. (I
was thrilled when I first found Chris' Yoder info!)

Which brings me to sources...

The Yoder, Summers, Deardorff, Kerr lines are the only
ones to live first in Pennsylvania. I've not researched
there because I'm not there. Most of my info in Pa comes
from others.

All my other greats-grands came directly to one of the four
counties mentioned above. So I have been looking at these
counties records on microfilm at the county seats. The
Stark Co library (in Canton) has a great genealogy section.

Nicholas Yoder and John Summers came to Ohio in the early
1800's. I would have to look to see if Christian C and
Christina Y were married here or there. I do remember
Mom relating that Christina moved here in covered wagons
in two weeks. They had hidden gold in apple butter crocks
that sat in the front yard for a couple of weeks.

Cousin Eric was here this summer from Australia and we
looked up the graves of Nicholas Yoder. But that tale
deserves a post of its own...

Ginseng

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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:36 1997
From: Karen Lint <jlint@erols.com>
Subject: Re: Locations and sources

Where are you located?

Presently, and for the foreseeable future, I am in Fairfax, Co,
Virginia. I have been here 5 years. Before that, I was living in
Gettysburg, Adams Co, PA, before that 8 years in Co. Durham, England,
before that, 2 years, Tulsa, OK, before that (except for furloughs) 16
years in Nigeria, West Africa, before that various--born in Chicago,
while parents went to Bethany Seminary, and lived briefly in Cloverdale,
VA and Bladensburg, MD before we went to Nigeria when I was but a baby.

Dad's side (1/4 of his family)of the family that were Amish cme in the
1700s to PA, Mom's side was all Mennonite and were from the later group
who went directly to OH in the 1800s.

Genealogy is new to me, too. I only started this year, but have built
up quite a collection in that time.

Cheers,

Karen Lint
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:31 1997
From: Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net>
Subject: Where?

Where am I located?

I am living in Nancy, Kentucky on beautiful Lake Cumberland. It is about 75 miles
south of Lexington. I was born in Corning, Arkansas to the parents of John and
Lela Pounds. I am the seventh of twelve children. We moved to Aurora, Illinois
where I made my home until 1991 when my husband and I retired and moved to
Nancy. I enjoy quilting, crafts and my many friends and now my passion at the
moment, My genealogy. Isn't is wonderful!
beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
Pat Becker

 

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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:32 1997
From: Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net>
Subject: roll call

Here's my line most of which came from the Yoder listing thanks to Chris. He is
doing a wonderful job and I thank you very much. And a big warm fuzzy to all the
Yoder cousins.

Conrad Yoder (B ca 1730 D April or May 1790)
David Yoder (B April 3, 1770)
Adolphus Yoder (B 1795 NC)
Lafayette Yoder (Bca 1840 MO D1882)
(my ggrandfather)
Emma or Emily Kitory Evelyne Yoder (B April 6, 1874 or 1879 MO D 2-10-1925)
(My grandmother)
John Calvin Pounds (B Dec. 3, 1904 MO D August 14, 1987 IL)
(My father)
Patsy S. Becker (B May 30, 1942 D Not yet)
(Me)

beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
Pat Becker
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:35 1997
From: wsmithso@erols.com
Subject: Re: roll call

Here is my line:

Frederick Yoder m. Maria Shartle
Amelia Yoder m. Marcus (Mark) Davis
Kirby Mark Davis m. Ida Loubirda Epler
Kirby Calvin John Davis m. Esther Emma Burkman
Carol Ann Davis m. William Preston Smithson (MY PARENTS)
Christopher Thomas Smithson (ME) b. 12-14-1979 Towson, MD...

Christopher T. Smithson
4219 Paddrick Road
Darlington, MD 21034-1034
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:34 1997
From: byoder@SOUNDCOM.NET
Subject: Re: Where?

PATSY, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SAN DIEGO CALIF. 1948, NOW LIVING IN BREMERTON
WASHINGTON, 10YRS. I HAVE ONE CHILD, I HAVE NEVER MARRIED AND MY SON IS THE
ONLY GRANDCHILD, AND HAS MY NAME 'YODER' AND WILL BE THE LAST TO CARRY ON
THE NAME.

THANK YOU

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, byoder@SOUNDCOM.NET wrote:
>PATSY, I AM JUST STARTING MY SEARCH AND DO NOT HAVE TO INFO TO REALLY
START, BUT HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE RESEARCH I HAVE DONE.
>MY NAME IS ELIZABETH ANN YODER (BETTY), MY FATHER 'ROY MILTON YODER' BORN
1917, FROM 'CALIFORNIA, PA' HIS FATHER 'BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YODER' DIED THE YEAR
MY FATHER WAS BORN, 1917, IN A MINING ACCIDENT.
>MY GRANDMOTHER, 'GRACE' HAD THE KIDS PUT IN AN ORPHANAGE AFTER THE
MINNING ACCIDENT THAT KILLED MY GRANDFATHER. MY FATHER HAD TWO SISTERS,
IVA AND DORIS. MY GRANDMOTHER REMARRIED 'JOSEPH LEVINE' AND LIVED IN CALIF.
PA. THEY HAD A CHILD, MY FATHERS HALF B
>ROTHER, MANARD LEVINE, STILL LIVING IN PA.
>I HAVE 4 SIBLINGS, RICHARD OWEN YODER, ROBERT ALLEN YODER, PAMELA JEAN
YODER, PATTY LOUISE YODER. MY MOTHER STILL LIVING IS THELMA LOUISE YODER,
MAIDEN NAME CLINE.
>
>I HAVE FOUND A 'BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YODER' BUT HE DIED IN 1992?
>
>ANY IDEA WHERE I GO FROM HEAR??
>
>THANK YOU BETTY YODER
>
>On Fri, 24 Oct 97, Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net> wrote:
>>Where am I located?
>>
>>I am living in Nancy, Kentucky on beautiful Lake Cumberland. It is about 75 miles
>>south of Lexington. I was born in Corning, Arkansas to the parents of John and
>>Lela Pounds. I am the seventh of twelve children. We moved to Aurora, Illinois
>>where I made my home until 1991 when my husband and I retired and moved to
>>Nancy. I enjoy quilting, crafts and my many friends and now my passion at the
>>moment, My genealogy. Isn't is wonderful!
>>beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
>>Pat Becker
>>
>>
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>>

>From - Fri Oct 24 22:53:05 1997
From: "Cindy K. Oyer" <cindyo@tln.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Hi, cousins!

I'm reporting in for the roll call from beautiful downtown Elkhart,
Indiana. My maternal grandfather was descended from Yoders in 7
different ways... which gets horribly entangled and confusing... as
you can see! <g> With reference to AAMG:

Line 1:
1. Christian Yoder (YR2) c1695-c1775 m. Barbara
2. Christian Yoder (YR23) 1728-1816 m. Bavi Hooley (HL22)
3. Solomon Yoder (YR23b) 1776-1868 m. Barbara Miller (ML57)
4. Leah Yoder (YR23b5) ? - 1833 m. Peter Blough (BL184)
5. David D. Blough (BL1841) 1826-1911 m. Catherine Kurtz(KZA1a62)
6. Lydia C. Blough 1854-1926 m. Abraham David Hartzler (HZ1564)
7. Floyd David Hartzler 1891-1940 m. Mary Ferne Leek
8. Esther Marie Hartzler (b.1921) m.Harold E. Oyer (1921-1988)
9. Cynthia Kay Oyer (b. 1955) m. David A. Reynolds

Line 2:
1a. Christian Yoder (YR2) c1695-c1775 m. Barbara
2a. Magdalena Yoder (YR22) (b.1726) m. Johannes Gnaegi (KY)
3a. Magdalena Gnaegi (KY3) c1748-1795 m. John Zook (ZK21)
4a. John Zook (ZK211) 1770-1853 m. Catherine Weidman (WM2)
5a. Lydia Zook (ZK2117) b.c1808 m. John Kurtz (KZA1a6)
6a. Catherine Kurtz (KZA1a62) 1831-1879 m.D. Blough (#5 above)

Line 3:
1b. Christian Yoder (YR2) c1695-c1775 m. Barbara
2b. Magdalena Yoder (YR22) (b.1726) m. Johannes Gnaegi (KY)
3b. Magdalena Gnaegi (KY3) c1748-1795 m. John Zook (ZK21)
4b. Abraham Zook (ZK216) 1781-1853 m. Barbara Yoder (YRB12)
5b. Matty Zook (ZK2161) 1805-1868 m. Abraham Hartzler (HZ156)
6b. Abraham D. Hartzler (HZ1564) 1838-1926 m.L.Blough (#6 above)

Line 4:
1c. Yost Yoder (YRB)
2c. Christian Yoder (YRB1) b.1761 m. Magdalena Yoder (YR252)
3c. Barbara Yoder (YRB12) b.1787 m. Abraham Zook (#4b above)

Line 5:
1d. Christian Yoder (YR2) c1695-c1775 m. Barbara
2d. John Yoder (YR25) 1732-1813? m. Anna Mast (MS12?)
3d. Magdalena Yoder (YR252) b.1761 m. Christian Yoder (#2c above)

Line 6:
1e. Christian Yoder (YR2) c1695-c1775 m. Barbara
2e. Yost Yoder (YR26) b.1734 m. Mary Siever (SV3)
3e. Mary Yoder (YR266) 1771-1826 m. David Hartzler (HZ15)
4e. Abraham Hartzler (HZ156) 1807-1897 m. M. Zook (#5b above)

Line 7:
1f. ? Yoder (YR1) ? - 1742 m. Widow Barbara
2f. Veronica Yoder (YR19) c1736-1806 m. John Hertzler (HZ1)
3f. David Hartzler (HZ15) 1768-1855 m. Mary Yoder (#3e above)

Cindy Oyer

Bachmann Bechler Bender Blough Bollinger Gastelli Gerber Gingerich
Gnaegi Grabill Hertzler Hooley Johnston Kurtz Lapp Leek Mast Miller
Mishler Myers Nafziger Neuhauser Oberholtzer Oyer Schartzer Schertz
Schmidt Schrag Schrock Shaffer Siever Smith Sommers Weaver Weidman
Yoder Zook Zug
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>From - Fri Oct 24 22:53:06 1997
From: Lonnie Yoder <ltby@shentel.net>
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

Here's my contribution to the Yoder roll call.

1. Christian Yoder (c1695-c1775) (YR2)
2. "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (1726-1816) (YR23)
3. John Yoder (1772-1860)
4. Abner Yoder (1814-1883)
5. Gideon Yoder (1855-1934)
6. Willis G. Yoder (1900-1986)
7. Robert E. Yoder (1926- )
8. Lonnie D. Yoder (1950- )

Lonnie D. Yoder
ltby@shentel.net
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>From - Sat Oct 25 13:32:44 1997
From: BEberh5501@aol.com
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

My Yoder line is very short. It goes:

1. Yost Yoder (1679-1741/42) (OY)
2. Jacob Yoder (1735-____) (OY4
3. Mary (? - ?) who married John Nicholas Mensch.
He died in 1807 and I lost the trail of Mary. I
found 2 of her
three children in Union Co., PA, but can not
find her. Did she
remarry???

Barb from Royal Oak, MI ( a suburb of Detroit)

 

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>From - Sat Oct 25 13:32:46 1997
From: Aaadeaf <Aaadeaf@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Where?

Where am I located?

I'm living near the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, where I
moved 10 years ago from Maryland. I'm a native of Loogootee, Indiana.
Incidentally, I am Deaf, and I know there are many deaf Yoders out there....

I'm researching my g-g-grandfather, Jacob Yoder who married 1) Nancy M. Yount
on 14 Feb 1872 2) Barbara Keller 6 Sept 1884 (both in Daviess Co, IN), and
had the following children: Grover C. Yoder and Mary AngelineYoder Mattingly
of Martin Co, IN; and Effie Yoder Guess, last known in Illinois.

My maternal g-grandmother, Mary Angeline Yoder b. 16 July 1875 d. 6 april 1952
in Daviess Co, IN, buried St. John's Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin Co, IN. On
23 Nov 1890 at the age of 15, she was married to 50 yr old John Hilary
Mattingly b.@1840, d. 3 June 1909, Daviess Co, IN, buried, St. Peter's
Cemetery, Mongomery Co, IN (no stone). Later married St. Michael's Catholic
Church, DAviess Co, IN 13 June 1892. John Hilary was the son of Sylvester
Mattingly and Mary Ellen Smith. (John Hilary married first to Elizabeth
Bellwood).

Children of John and Mary Angeline: Minnie Agnes b. 1891 m. Clyde A. Taylor;
Charles Joseph b 1894 m. Maude Fenters; William Stanslaus b. 1897 m. Dorothy?;
Bridget Nancy, b. 11 Aug 1899 Daviess Co, IN, D 4 Dec 1970 DuBois Co, IN,
buried St. John's Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin Co, IN; married Harry Joseph
Bowling 2 Dec 1919 (he is still living!) Bridget (Bea) and Harry had 6
children, including my mother, Dorothy Agnes Bowling Hortie b. 13 Nov 1932.

Daviess County Marriage records show that Jacob m. Nancy Yount; current Yoder
records list her as Nancy Mount. But the death certificate of Mary Angeline
Yoder states that her mother's name was Angeline Yount.

Chris and Rachel brainstormed and came up with the possibility that my g-
grandfather is a "missing" Yoder line:

Jacob b @1852 Holmes Co, OH was the son of Jonathon S. Yoder (YR23385) res.
1850 in Holmes Co, OH and 1860 in LaGrange Co, IN and Mary Plank (PK4312) b.
19 Sept 1823 in Holmes Co, OH; d 2 July 1907 (I have a funeral card for her)
Gypsun, Saline Co, KS at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susan (Hans) Peterson.

Jonathon S. Yoder is the son of Solomon Yoder b. 5 Mar 1793 in Somerset Co, PA
and Elizabeth Gindlesperger b. @1795 Somerset Co, PA.

Anyone out there on the same tracks as I am? Any errors, please, please tell
me!

Many thanks to 'our' wonderful and dedicated historians Chris Yoder and Rachel
Kreider.

Nice to meet you all!

Shirley Platt
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>From - Sat Oct 25 13:32:57 1997
From: HSTTHEOFUN@aol.com
Subject: Re: YODER ROLL CALL

Here is mine. By the way, great idea Chris. Keep up the excellent work.

1. Conrad Yoder of N.C. (CON) 1730-1790
m. Christina Cline (? - 1771/2) in 1763.
2. Jacob Yoder (CON2) 1767- 1853 died in Monroe Co., IN.
md. Catherine Dellinger in 1799 (1782-1862) d. in Harrison Co., Mo.
3. Israel Yoder 1820-? went to Harrison Co., MO.
md. Elizabeth Jackson on Oct. 7, 1838 in Monroe Co., IN.
4. Sarah Jane Yoder (Con2a2) 1842-?
m. Jackson Lentz on Jan. 11, 1864 in Monroe Co., IN. @1816-1882.

He is buried in Monroe Co., IN. at the
Bethel Church Graveyard. Here date of death and place of burial is
unknown to me.
5. Tilghman Howard Lentz 1866-1910
md. Mattie H. Langley 1887, 1869-1927. Both lived and died and are
buried in
Monroe Co., IN.
6. Fred Lentz 1888-1953 md. Goldie Boltinghouse in 1914, 1892-1951. Monroe
Co.,
was their home as well.
7. Paul Edward (Lentz) Litten 1922-present md. Verna Genevieve Noel in 1942,

(Due to some family troubles, Grandpa was raised by a nearby family by
the
surname of Litten. While he was not adopted and he knew of his family
and lived
near them, he took their surname.) They are hoosiers.
8. Paul Richard Litten 1943-present md. Linda Ruth Trees in 1965,
1947-present.
They are hoosiers.
9. ME - Paul Richard Litten II b. 1966- md. Valerie Ann Sheets in 1986. We
reside
near Peoria, Illinois.
10. We have two children, Sam & Emily, with a third one on the way.

 

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>From - Sat Oct 25 13:32:59 1997
From: "C. Lane Graves, Esq." <lgraves@bellsouth.net>
Subject: YODER Roll Call

Great idea, Chris! I am a great-granddaughter of William Wesley Yoder,
great-grandson of Conrad Yoder. Here is my list:

1. Conrad Yoder (1730-1790 Hickory, NC) m. Christine Cline
2. Jacob Yoder (CON2 1767-1853 Bloomington, IN) m.
Catherine Dellinger
3. Jacob Yoder (CON29 1818-1885 Brown Co., IN) m. Mary Jackson
4. William Wesley Yoder (CON299 1860-1928 Minco, OK)
m1. Nancy White - 3 sons
m2. Lena Becker Schmidt - 5 sons, 4 daughters
5. Annie Yoder (CON2995 1898-1985 Fort Worth, TX)
m. Thomas Elbert Graves
6. Robert Lee Graves (CON29959) b. 1934 m. Wanda Jo Parks
7. Cynthia Lane Graves - ME!!!(CON299592) b. 1955

My great-grandfather, William Wesley Yoder, had a twin brother, Willard
O. Yoder, and they both were farmers in Oklahoma. Willard Yoder died in
Tillman, OK in 1913 and had 4 daughters.

My grandfather, Thomas Elbert Graves, had a sister named Nettie Jane
Graves. She married Johnie Yoder, a half-brother to my grandmother,
Annie Yoder.

I'm interested in meeting all my cousins and would love to exchange
information. I'm also hoping we can get together family photos,
identify them, and make copies for those interested. I recently
purchased a digital camera and am trying to copy all the photos I have
borrowed from my cousins so they can be downloaded or scanned into my
computer. I have also run across a postcard written to my
great-grandfather by someone? concerning his twin brother, Willard.
Most of my closest Yoder cousins live in the New Mexico, Texas &
Oklahoma area, near where I was born. I came to Atlanta, Georgia to
attend school, remarried, and never left.

Good luck to all my cousins, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks, Lane

 

>From - Sat Oct 25 13:32:54 1997
From: KEY4511 <KEY4511@aol.com>
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

Re: YODER Roll Call. Somehow I did not get the original message from Chr=
is, but I think I get the idea. Here is my line. Keith Yoder (key4511@a=
ol.com).

1. YB--Hans Yoder of Great Swamp--ca. 1680 --- 1753
2. YB1--John Yoder-- d. 1782
3. YB13--Abraham Yoder -- 1747 - 1820
4. YB137--Peter Yoder -- 1786 - 1861
5. YB1378--Henry B. Yoder -- 1829 - 1899
6. YB13781--Peter B. Yoder -- 1855 - 1943
7. YB137812--David A. Yoder -- 1883 - 1980
8. YB1378122--Lowell L. Yoder -- 1912 - 1989
9. YB13781221--Keith E. Yoder -- 1936 -

Dear Cousins,

Since others are sending additional personal info I will re-send the abov=
e with a few additonal comments. Hans Yoder of Great Swamp which is in n=
orthern Bucks Co. near Quakertown, PA, was the progenitor of the Mennonit=
e line. I notice most of the roll call replies are from the Amish-Mennon=
ite lines and I am wondering if there any others out there descending fro=
m my line. My family migrated westward via eastern Ohio,-- Columbiana, M=
ahoning county areas where many "old" Mennonites went. Midway, Leetonia,=
and others were several of the congregations. No. 4 above (YB137) migra=
ted there as well as one of his brothers and many of their descendants st=
ill live in that area. Some of their cousins went to the Wadsworth OH ar=
ea and I suspect most of those were "new" Mennonites, later known as Gene=
ral Conference Mennonites. The Yothers branch (as reported in Richard Yot=
hers book) and others remained in PA and descendants are still living the=
re. I would be interested in learning more about these branches of the fa=
mily.

My gr.-gr.- grandfather, Henry B. Yoder (YB1378) migrated to Elkhart Co. =
IN with an abortive detour ( 1854-55) in Clay Co. IN (where his son Peter=
B. was born) sometime around 1865. There were also cousins from Ohio wh=
o had come to Indiana, several who had married into the Holdeman family. =
They settled near Wakarusa, IN not far from where the Holdeman Mennonite=
church was eventually located. Henry B.'s grandson, D.A. Yoder (my gran=
dfather) was a Mennonite bishop in norhern Indiana for many years (a reco=
rd # for the Mennonite church according to John C. Wenger). He lived to=
age 97 and was ordained at a very young age.

My interests in Yoder genealogy include learning more about the various b=
ranches of the "Mennonite" line as well as hoping that sometime it can be=
established how our ancestor links with the other Yoder immigrants. The =
latest YNL mentioned the possibility that a National Reunion might be spo=
nsored by the Yothers family of Bucks/Lehigh Co. in 1999. I would hearti=
ly endorse this idea and hope it comes to pass. This Yoder Roll Call has=
been great fun!

Sincerely, Keith
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>From - Fri Oct 24 16:32:33 1997
From: byoder@SOUNDCOM.NET
Subject: Re: Where?

PATSY, I AM JUST STARTING MY SEARCH AND DO NOT HAVE TO INFO TO REALLY START,
BUT HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE RESEARCH I HAVE DONE.
MY NAME IS ELIZABETH ANN YODER (BETTY), MY FATHER 'ROY MILTON YODER' BORN
1917, FROM 'CALIFORNIA, PA' HIS FATHER 'BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YODER' DIED THE YEAR
MY FATHER WAS BORN, 1917, IN A MINING ACCIDENT.
MY GRANDMOTHER, 'GRACE' HAD THE KIDS PUT IN AN ORPHANAGE AFTER THE MINNING
ACCIDENT THAT KILLED MY GRANDFATHER. MY FATHER HAD TWO SISTERS, IVA AND
DORIS. MY GRANDMOTHER REMARRIED 'JOSEPH LEVINE' AND LIVED IN CALIF. PA. THEY
HAD A CHILD, MY FATHERS HALF BROTHER, MANARD LEVINE, STILL LIVING IN PA.
I HAVE 4 SIBLINGS, RICHARD OWEN YODER, ROBERT ALLEN YODER, PAMELA JEAN
YODER, PATTY LOUISE YODER. MY MOTHER STILL LIVING IS THELMA LOUISE YODER,
MAIDEN NAME CLINE.

I HAVE FOUND A 'BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YODER' BUT HE DIED IN 1992?

ANY IDEA WHERE I GO FROM HEAR??

THANK YOU BETTY YODER

On Fri, 24 Oct 97, Patsy "S." Becker <beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net> wrote:
>Where am I located?
>
>I am living in Nancy, Kentucky on beautiful Lake Cumberland. It is about 75 miles
>south of Lexington. I was born in Corning, Arkansas to the parents of John and
>Lela Pounds. I am the seventh of twelve children. We moved to Aurora, Illinois
>where I made my home until 1991 when my husband and I retired and moved to
>Nancy. I enjoy quilting, crafts and my many friends and now my passion at the
>moment, My genealogy. Isn't is wonderful!
>beckep@som-uky.campus.mci.net
>Pat Becker
>
>
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>From - Fri Oct 24 22:53:00 1997
From: Scott Edward Breneman <breneman@Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Re: Yoder-Hochstetler Roll Call

Thanks for the follow up Steven.

Often people *believe* that all persons of surname X descend from person Y.
It's a nice romantic notion, but its realistically impossible to prove but
only takes one exception to disprove. Besides the claim only makes sense
if someone in history just made up a brand new surname out of the blue that
no one else had.

Okay, now back to sifting through the Yoder Roll Call!

Scott

 

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Steven A. Braman wrote:

> Daniel E. Hochstetler wrote:
> >
> > My Yoder line turned into a Hochstetler line many years ago. I observe
> > that many who have multiple Yoder lines sometimes descend from different
> > immigrants. In contrast, if one is a Hochstetler (a dozen spellings) it
> > all goes back to a single immigrant: Jacob, 1738. One recent baby born of
> > parents from the Nappanee, IN area has a family tree that goes back to this
> > Jacob Hochstetler 44 times!
> >
>
> Daniel, I have seven Yoder lines, and at least that many Hochstetler
> lines. I however do have a Hohsteter line that does not go back to
> Jacob. I tell people that I am 1/4 Amish, as 1/4 of my ancestry is Amish
> through my mother's father Richard Yoder. On my Father's side of the
> family, I am able to trace my descent from DJH9047 Ulrich Hohsteter who
> was a soldier who fought under General Braddock before the Revolutionary
> war. I have not been able to find much information about him though. His
> descendants did intermarry with some of Jacob's descendants, so there is
> some speculation that he may be related to Jacob. There were also a few
> other Hochstetler immigrants, but none left the progency that Jacob did.
> We are greatly indebted to Harvey's books for our knowledge of our
> family. However, there are still a few mysteries even about Harvey. Did
> he indeed have children? He lists several children for himself in the
> book, but there is no documentary evidence of him ever having children.
> I have done some census research on him, and the census never shows any
> children.
>
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>From - Fri Oct 24 22:53:02 1997
From: "Charles W. Carey" <cwcarey@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Locations and sources

Dear Yoder cousins:

I am a resident of the "magic kingdom" of Anaheim, in Orange County,
California. That I live in this area is a direct result of my grandparents,
Sam Carey and Kathryn Plank, deciding 76 years ago this month that they
couldn't face yet another winter in Champaign County, Ohio. They moved here
with their children and now there is a fifth generation of Careys living in
Southern California.

Grandma was one of many Planks who lived in neighboring Logan County, Ohio.
Great-grandmother Elizabeth Wilhelm Plank married one David D. Yoder after
her first husband died and was always referred to by my family as "Grandma
Yoder". But she's not really my Yoder connection. Great-great-grandfather,
Samuel Plank, came to Logan County from Mifflin County, PA, along with his
wife Juliana Hertzler and their eleven children some time in the 1840's. His
mother was Barbara Yoder (YRB3?).

There were apparently a lot of Yoders living in Logan County, Ohio, and may
still be. Two interesting sources of information which I've come across in
the L.A. County public library are:

History of Logan County, by O. L. Baskin, 1880
and
Logan County, Ohio, 1982, Volume One, A Collection of Historical
Sketches and Family Histories Compiled by Members and Friends of the
Logan County Genealogical Society, Bellefontaine, Ohio

What little info I have about my Plank and Yoder ancestry is based on
research of a Mormon cousin of mine who used AAMG, or Gingerich & Kreider,
as her primary source. Does anybody know where AAMG is currently available?

This was a great idea, Ginseng. Let's all keep in touch!

Chuck Carey

 

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>From - Fri Oct 24 22:52:56 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Re: Yoder-Hochstetler Roll Call

Daniel E. Hochstetler wrote:
>
> My Yoder line turned into a Hochstetler line many years ago. I observe
> that many who have multiple Yoder lines sometimes descend from different
> immigrants. In contrast, if one is a Hochstetler (a dozen spellings) it
> all goes back to a single immigrant: Jacob, 1738. One recent baby born of
> parents from the Nappanee, IN area has a family tree that goes back to this
> Jacob Hochstetler 44 times!
>

Daniel, I have seven Yoder lines, and at least that many Hochstetler
lines. I however do have a Hohsteter line that does not go back to
Jacob. I tell people that I am 1/4 Amish, as 1/4 of my ancestry is Amish
through my mother's father Richard Yoder. On my Father's side of the
family, I am able to trace my descent from DJH9047 Ulrich Hohsteter who
was a soldier who fought under General Braddock before the Revolutionary
war. I have not been able to find much information about him though. His
descendants did intermarry with some of Jacob's descendants, so there is
some speculation that he may be related to Jacob. There were also a few
other Hochstetler immigrants, but none left the progency that Jacob did.
We are greatly indebted to Harvey's books for our knowledge of our
family. However, there are still a few mysteries even about Harvey. Did
he indeed have children? He lists several children for himself in the
book, but there is no documentary evidence of him ever having children.
I have done some census research on him, and the census never shows any
children.

 

Steven A. Braman
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>From - Fri Oct 24 22:52:54 1997
From: "Daniel E. Hochstetler" <dhochstetler@compuserve.com>
Subject: Yoder-Hochstetler Roll Call

My Yoder line turned into a Hochstetler line many years ago. I observe
that many who have multiple Yoder lines sometimes descend from different
immigrants. In contrast, if one is a Hochstetler (a dozen spellings) it
all goes back to a single immigrant: Jacob, 1738. One recent baby born of
parents from the Nappanee, IN area has a family tree that goes back to this
Jacob Hochstetler 44 times!

Here is my connection to Yoders:

YR2 ?Christian? Yoder
YR23 Christian Yoder
YR233 Christian Yoder, m. Magdalena Troyer TY5
YR2331 Magdalena Yoder, m. Peter Hostetler HS56
HS562 Joseph P. Hochstetler, m. Magdalena Eash ES1a
HS562b Magdalena Hochstetler, m. David J. Hochstetler
DJH 6145
DJH 6150 Samuel D. Hochstetler
Elam S. Hochstetler, b. 1902
Daniel E. Hochstetler, b.
1935

DJH: Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, 1912,
by Rev. Harvey Hostetler and William F. Hochstetler

Daniel E. Hochstetler
Editor of Hochstetler/Hostetler/Hochstedler Family Newsletter
Goshen, IN friend of the late Ben Yoder, co-founder of Yoder Newsletter
dhochstetler@compuserve.com

P.S. In Sept. we visited Grantsville, MD and saw the workmen trowling the
basement floor of the Yoder House being constructed in Spruce Forest near
Penn Alps.

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>From - Sat Oct 25 20:12:42 1997
From: "Chap Percival (SAR)" <percival@virtu.sar.usf.edu>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Here's my line (actually my wife's):

Christian Joder (1790-1879) YA2
Isaac Yoder (1833-1921) YA28
Isaac Yoder (1864-1948) YA286
Noah Yoder (1892-1960) YA2862
m. Susanna Aschliman (1893-1976)
Samuel Yoder(Sept. 13, 1924 - Oct. 14, 1997) YA28624
m. Leah DelaGrange (1924-1997)
Bonnie Yoder (1950- Hicksville, Ohio )
m. Chap Percival (Me!) (1947- )

As you can see, my father-in-law passed away 11 days ago.

WHERE ARE WE?

We live in sunny Sarasota, Florida and have for 9 years. In Norfolk,
Virginia prior to that. My wife and I met when I was a teacher in
Hicksville, Ohio. We have one daughter, Tina. My wife grew up in the
Mennonite church, but we are now active in the Christian and Missionary
Alliance church. A little side note: after we married, my wife and I
compared families. My mother was an only child and my father had one
brother who never had children so I have no first cousins. (zip, zero,
nada). She, on the other hand, has over 50 first cousins.

Is there any one out there also connected to the DelaGrange family? I am
trying to build info on that side as well.

Thanks

Chap Percival
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the
work of His hand.
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>From - Sat Oct 25 20:12:46 1997
From: mburley <mburley@sprintmail.com>
Subject: links

Daniel,

Read your 'roll call' message. I see we have some common dead relatives.
>From Joseph P. Hochstetler & Magdalena Eash back, our lines are the
same. I descend from Josephs' son, Levi C. & his wife, Barbara
Hershberger. Eventually the line becomes Hooley then Headings then
Conrad. Good solid Amish stock. Nice to 'meet' you cousin!

Mike ><>

 

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>From - Sat Oct 25 23:33:34 1997
Subject: Yoder Roll Call
From: alby6@juno.com (Agnes B Yount)

After seeing multiple lines of Yoder descent, I feel somewhat
"YODERly-challenged". I have only one line of descent, eight generations
from Conrad Yoder in Carolina:
Conrad Yoder (died April 1790) married Christina Klein (1742-about 1771)
John Yoder, Sr. (1764-1836) married Mary Barbara Reib ( 1763-1842)
John Yoder, Jr. (1795-1870) married Sarah Whitener (Weidner) (1793-1869)
Andrew Yoder (1836-1896) married Catherine Hahn (1838-1885)
Julia Ann Yoder (1858-1912) married (Reuben Propst (1855-1942)
Anna Catharine Propst (1886-1980) married Perry Lafayette Yount
(1883-1966)
Hubert Yount (1906- ) married Lora Morrison (1907-1997)
Ray Yount (me) (1934- ) married Agnes Bell (1937- ).

All the above lived in what is now Catawba County in the North Carolina
Piedmont until we moved to Western Maryland 35 years ago. We are in La
Vale, 25 miles east of Grantsville, MD where the Yoder House is being
built. Hope to see some of you there for the second annual meeting on
Saturday, November 9.

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>From - Sun Oct 26 00:08:47 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Liberty, PA Query

Can anyone help?
-------------------------
LIKE THE WEB SITE VERY INFORMATIVE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY
WHO KNOWS ORIGIN OF HELEN YODER OF LIBERTY PA MARRIED TO A BAILEY
Robert Yoder <Redoy@MSN.COM>

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>From - Sun Oct 26 00:17:49 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Re: Liberty, PA Query
ChrisYoder wrote:
>
> Can anyone help?
> -------------------------
> LIKE THE WEB SITE VERY INFORMATIVE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY
> WHO KNOWS ORIGIN OF HELEN YODER OF LIBERTY PA MARRIED TO A BAILEY
> Robert Yoder <Redoy@MSN.COM>

Robert, Could you give us some more details about Helen Yoder? Any
dates, such as birth or death would be very helpful.

Thanks
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>From - Sun Oct 26 09:43:12 1997
Subject: Roll Call
From: jhuratiak <jhuratiak@p3.net>

Chris,

Great job with the web site, list and YNL. Here is my YODER line.
1) Hans Yoder (OH)
2) John Yoder (OH1)
3) Samuel Yoder (OH13)
4) Peter Yoder (OH133)
5) Anthony (OH1331)
6) Reuben (OH1331b)
7) Cyrus (OH1331bc)
8) Carrie Yoder m. Peter Huratiak

Regards,

Jim
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>From - Sun Oct 26 18:44:58 1997
From: trc@aluxs.micro.lucent.com (Tim R. Conrad)
Subject: Re: Roll Call

And mine:
1) Hans Yoder (OH)
2) John Yoder (OH1)
3) Samuel Yoder (OH13)
4) Peter Yoder (OH133)
5) Anthony (OH1331)
6) Harrison
7) Felix
8) Fred
9) Luella
10)me

Tim
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>From - Sun Oct 26 18:45:02 1997
From: Kalliegirl@aol.com
Subject: Fwd: Yoder Roll Call

Sorry, I pushed the wrong button.

Here is my Yoder Line

Melchoir Yoder (M)
Jacob Yoders (M2)
Daniel Yoder (M26)
John Yoder (M263)
Zachariah H. Yoder (M2631)
Rose Belle Yoder (M26313) m Charles A. Fisher
Rhoda Ethelda Fisher (M263133) m Elmer Derwood Marang
Cheryl Lynn Marang (M2631332) m Larry L. Thokey

I was born in Junction City, KS while my father was stationed at nearby Ft.
Riley during WWII. When I was 4 months old, Dad was discharged, and we moved
to North Canton, Stark County,OH. where I grew up. Most of Mother and Dad's
families lived in North Canton. In fact, many of them still do. After
college I spent 10 months in Cape Coral, FL teaching 5th grade. I then moved
back to Ohio. After I, married Larry Thokey, we lived in Streetsboro, OH.
In 1978, we moved to Trotwood, OH where we now live.

Mother still speaks fondly of her grandfather ( my g-grandfather) Zachariah
H. Yoder. He was a pastor in the Church of God. She tells about how his
family moved from place to place as he received a call from various churches.
My grandmother, Rose Yoder Fisher, was born in Wadsworth, OH.

>From the time my mother was quite young until she was about 13 years old, her
family lived in Rising Sun, OH. G-Grandpa Yoder was pastor of the Church of
God in Rising Sun.

I hope this short, short history allows everyone who reads it to become
better acquainted with this line of the family.

 

Cheryl L. Marang Thokey
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Forwarded message:
Subj: Yoder Roll Call
Date: 97-10-26 12:42:51 EST
From: Kalliegirl
To: YODER-L@rootsweb.com

I didn't get the first message from Chris Yoder concerning the roll call, but
I have enjoyed reading all of the e-mail messages from Yoders who have
participated.

Here is my Yoder line

Melchoir Yoder (M)

 

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>From - Sun Oct 26 22:46:48 1997
From: "Diethard Kolewe" <kolewe@mhv.net>
Subject: roll call--- bandwagon

There are a few that stayed behind :-) in Bucks County....
My wife's line:
Hans Joder
Johann Joder, Jr
Abraham Joder
Jacob Yoder 1792-1865
Christian Yoder 1829- 1854
Christian Brincker Yoder 1855-1914
Elmer Moyer Yoder 1895- 1972
Earl Kenneth Yoder 1922- 1993
Nancy Joan Yoder 1953-
Korwyn YODER Kolewe 1980-

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>From - Sun Oct 26 22:46:49 1997
From: jeyd@newreach.net
Subject: YODER Roll Call

Hi everyone, here is my Yoder line- James Yoder(jeyd@newreach.net)

1 Christian Yoder YR2
2 Yost Yoder YR26 (b 1734)
3 Henry Yoder YR261 (b 1756 d 1829) m Catherine Detweiler
4 Christian Yoder YR2612 (b 1785 d 1854) m Anna Hershberger
5 John C Yoder YR26126 ( b 1819 d 1898) m Barbara Mast
6 John J Yoder YR261266 (b 1853) m Elizabeth Miller
7 Abraham J Yoder YR2612668 ( b 1895 D 1960) m Faronica A Miller
8 Henry A Yoder YR26126681 (b 1918 d 1994) m Anna Mae Beachy
9 James E Yoder YR261266811 (b 1946) ME
Jim

 

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>From - Sun Oct 26 22:46:51 1997
From: Jpar3@aol.com
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

Hi gang!

Here are my Yoders:

1 Jost Joder b. 1607 m. Anna Trachsel
2 Hans Joder m. 1671 Catherine Risser
3 Jost Joder b. 1675 m1 Magdalena Gerber
m2 Madeleine Reiss
4 Hans Joder b. 1714 m. Freni Zimmermann
5 Freni Joder b. 1759 m. Peter Klopfenstein
6 Peter Klopfenstein b. 1780 m. Elisabeth Rich
7 Mary Klopfenstein b. 1807 m. Daniel Conrad
8 Peter Conrad b. 1840 m. Caroline Kapferer
9 Anna Bertha Conrad b. 1874 m. John William Parfitt
10 John William Parfitt b. 1913 m. Edith Mary Rowe
11 John William Parfitt b. 1941 m1 Marie Clothilde
Devine
m2 June
Ellen Skinner

My Amish and Mennonites lived in Steffisburg, Switzerland; Montbeliard and
Belfort area of France; Wayne Co. Ohio; Stark Co. Ohio; Allen Co; Indiana;
Henry Co. Iowa; and Washington Co. Iowa; and other places.

John Parfitt
181 Broadway Ave.
Manchester, NH 03104

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>From - Sun Oct 26 22:46:52 1997
From: "C Wallace" <cwallace@gwtc.net>
Subject: Yoder Roll Call

I've been enjoying reading all the "roll call" messages.

Now located in South Central South Dakota, I was born and raised in South
Central Nebraska. I always look forward to receiving the YNL and visiting
the Yoder Homepage. I've received most of my info from the AAMG, YNL, my
g-aunt Nettie Yoder Sandritter (Samuel P. Yoder m2. Lucinda Wallace) and
share info with Vianna Grabher Nieman (Seva Esta Yoder m John G Grabher).

The following is my two Yoder lines:

1. Yoder (YR1) m. "Widow" Barbara
2. Christian Yoder (YR12) m. Barbara Beiler
3. Joseph Yoder (YR127) m. Elizabeth Jutzi
4. John Yoder (YR1273) m. Susanna Stutzman
5. Samuel S. Yoder (YR12732) m. Elizabeth Yoder (YR25125)
6. Samuel P. Yoder (YR127327) m2. Lucinda Wallace(1867-1951)
7. Jay Arnold Yoder (1892-1976) m. Anna Mae Hengstenberg
(1904-1954)
8. Chester Yoder (1931) m. Zora Anderson (1933)
9. Cheryl Yoder (1959 me!) m Kenneth Wallace (1957)

1.Christian Yoder (YR2) m. Barbara ______
2. John Yoder (YR25) m. Anna Mast
3. John Yoder (YR251) m. Barbara Rickenbach
4. Jacob Yoder (YR2512) m. Mary Keim
5. Elizabeth Yoder (YR25125) m. Samuel S. Yoder (YR12732)

Keep up the good work!

C Wallace
cwallace@gwtc.net
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>From - Mon Oct 27 18:15:55 1997
From: Yoder <jeyoder@postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Roll Call

Thanks Chris and to everyone contributing to this great effort.

Hello to everyone and here is my line:

Melchoir Yoder (M)
Jacob Yoders (M2)
Daniel Yoder (M26)
John Yoder (M263)
Zachariah H. Yoder (M2631)
Franklin Benjamin Yoder (M26315)
Dale Clinton Yoder (M263155)
James Edward Yoder (M2631551) Me

 

May God Bless,

James E. Yoder
Pickerington, Ohio
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>From - Mon Oct 27 18:15:52 1997
From: Ggyphotog@aol.com
Subject: Roll Call & short bio

Jacob YR 1 1695--1742
Christian YR12 1722-1772
David YR12a 1763-1820
Johnathan YR12a3 9-2-1795-1-28-1869
Amos12a36 12-17-1828--5-25-1912
Elmer Grant Yoder 5-4-1869--3-17-1951
Herald Wayne Yoder 8-24-1897
George GORDON Yoder 2-24-1919--that's me --I use the Gordon& NOT George
George Gordon Yoder, Jr 10-9-1939--
William Gordon Yoder 1-20-1966
Samuel William Yoder 11-2-1992

I was born in Dallas in 1919 and have never lived anywhere else--except when
I was in the Army in WWII. I was a newsreel cameraman for PARAMOUNT NEWS and
aWar Correspondent in the Korean war. Later when TV came along I worked for
CBS and ABC news--. I developed some innovations in motion picture equipment
used for TV News, as well as building a 16mm sound camera that sold very
well..I retired in 1977 and since then my wife Irene and I have traveled to
all 7 continents and over 100 countries--(my wifes middle name is "GO"--HA!
I have 2 sons-5 grandkids & 4 great grandkids. I am now 78 years old--as far
as my life is concerned I tell everyone that I never really worked a day in
my life--IT HAS ALL BEEN FUN.

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>From - Mon Oct 27 18:15:46 1997
From: mldinges <blumax1@ibm.net>
Subject: Answering Roll Call "Yo"

1.... HANS
2...John
3....Samuel
4....Peter
5....Jereamiah
6....Elias
7....Sinary
8....Mary Catherine"Kate"
9....Ernest L. Dinges
10.... Max L (me)
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>From - Mon Oct 27 07:07:00 1997
From: Al3po@aol.com
Subject: Roll Call

Re: Yoder Roll Call. Here's my line. You've done a great job Chris. Allen
Yoder (AL3PO@aol.com)

YR12- Christian Yoder m. Barbara (?Beiler) (c1723-1781 BP)
YR127- Joseph Yoder m Elizabeth Jutzi (ca1759- )
YR1272- Jacob Yoder b. 1783 Lewisburg, Union Co.,PA :m. Mary Sterner (
c1792-2/12/1863)
YR12721- Peter b. c1810-20 Lewisburg,Union Co.,PA., m. Ada L. Morton
YR127213- Andrew B. b. 5/16/1843 Clinton Co.,PA:m1. Eve Best b.
PA.>m2.Mrs. Eliza A. Elliott
Allen L. Yoder Sr. b. 11/19/1892, St.Louis, Mo.,m. Amelia B.
Zopfi
Allen L. Yoder Jr. b. 4/26/26, St.Louis, Mo.,:m. Elizabeth
A. Barnard
(Me) Allen L. Yoder III b. 1/1/51, St.Louis, Mo.,m. Ursula
Bosshard

Help me if you can share any more insight to this line.

Thanks,
Allen Yoder Seattle, Wa.
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>From - Mon Oct 27 07:06:57 1997
From: Tazalert@aol.com
Subject: roll call

I'm from Eugene, Oregon. My Mennonite ancestors were from the Bern, Indiana
area. The Joders/Yoders came into the picture while I was following the
Bichsel/Bixler line.

1. Johannes "Jonathan" JODER 1795 + Mary SCHMUCKER
2. Joseph JODER 1823 + Katherine STUCKY
3. Rachael YODER 1872 + Jaks "John" BIXLER

 

Other surnames in my data base:
BICHSEL/BIXLER, HEBYSEN, SALZMANN, BERGER, KAUFFMANN, MOSER, ALTHAUS,
RAMSEYER, SCHENK, STUCKY, BAUMGARTNER, OPPLIGER, ZIRGLER, EGGER, MUELLER,
HILTI/HILDBRAND, RUSSER, OBERLI, RAEBER, BUERKI, BLANK, MERGERDT, STAUFFER,
AMSTUTZ, LIECHTY, BRAUN

Rhonda Howard (Tazalert@aol.com)
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>From - Mon Oct 27 22:19:07 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder News-Death of Lester Leo Yoder

Marjorie Yoder Mitchell of Wallington, Pa has sent word that her father Lester Leo Yoder
passed away in Leesburg, Florida on July 21, 1997. He was 96 years of age. Lester was
born on Sep.13, 1900 and was the son of Enos Yoder (1861-1944)(YB13729)of East
Palestine,OH and Rose Ann Greiner.

Lester had done extensive research into the Ohio Mennonite Yoders...in his own words,
written in 1983:

"At the time our children were born and we got baby books for them in which we had to
fill in names of ancestors, my father, Enos Yoder, could not give me any information
except that his father and mother had visited relatives in Pennsylvania when he was
still at home...."

That was the beginning of his efforts...over a period of years he gathered family data
including information which was subsequently made into a family descendant tree on a
blueprint stock, by his cousin Leonard A. Yoder. Other cousins, Harvey and Carl Yoder
sponsored family reunions for many years for descendants of their grandparents Abraham
and Elizabeth (Nold) Yoder (Abraham b.1819 d. 9/8/1888 Midway,OH- YB1372).

The work by such folks as Lester has provided the foundation we are bulding upon
today...we join his family in their sorrow, and rejoice at his life and his
contributions.
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>From - Tue Oct 28 18:53:06 1997
From: "RAYMOND L. YODER SR." <rayld@raex.com>
Subject: Roll Call

I am enjoying the contributions of everyone to the Roll Call.

My line is:

Melchior Yoder (M)
Jacob Yoders (M2)
William Yoder (M21)
Joseph Yoder (M215)
Daniel Ellsworth Yoder (M2152)
Wilmot Joseph Yoder (M21521), m. Nora Laverne Ball
Donald Wilmot Yoder (M215212), m. Mary Ellen Ulman
Raymond Lynn Yoder Sr. (M2152121),

m1. Mary
Ann Carpenter
m2. Dixie
Darlene Bichsel Johnson.

 

I was born and raised at Mechanicstown, Carrroll Co., OH . I moved to
Lisbon, OH in fall of 1975 and now reside at Guilford Lake, Columbiana Co.,
OH.

Raymond L. Yoder Sr.
Hanoverton, OH
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>From - Tue Oct 28 18:53:08 1997
Subject: Re: YODER ROLL CALL
From: yoder3@juno.com (William A. Yoder)

Dear Don:

Am now on LISTSAVER and noted you are of the Melchior Yoder line as am I.
Beyond that there seems to be no tie-in with those who came from
Steffisburg via Germany to PA. I can give you ROLL CALL INFO later, but
just wanted to touch base with you. I'm a retired naval aviator and
lived in Prince Georges, Md. for about 14 years with 3 tours of duty in
the D.C. area. Also, noted we're of the same "vintage". I was born in
l930 (Great Depression).

Would enjoy receiving an E-mail response to see where we might network in
our genealogy quests.

Respectfully in Christ,

Bill Y.
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>From - Tue Oct 28 21:15:56 1997
From: CANZINGER@aol.com
Subject: ROLL CALL

Here goes, to the best of what I know:

YR1 - Widow Barbara Yoder
YR12 - "Hamburg" Christian Yoder - 1722-1772
YR128 - Henry Yoder - 1759 -
YR1286 - Bishop Solomon Yoder - 1800-1880
YR? - Lydia Yoder - 1833-1919 - married Peter Nafzinger
YR? - Moses Eli Nafzinger - 1857-1939 - married Emma C. Mast
YR? - Lewis Morris Nafzinger - 1896-1974 - married Lois Rebecca
Krabill
YR? - Me! - Clyde Arthur Nafzinger - 1932-
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>From - Tue Oct 28 21:15:58 1997
From: Ggyphotog@aol.com
Subject: Desendants of AMOS YODER YR12a36

I am looking for desendants of AMOS YODER YR12a36.

He was my great grandfather--he is buried in the Lantz Cemetery few miles
west of Bloomington, IL
children were:
Laura Bell-Lolly-Busby
Louise Salina Flesher
Leonard (RL) Yoder
Elmer Grant Yoder----my grandfather--he died in Corpus Christi, TX
Minnie A Flesher
Henry Lee Yoder
Efffie Elizabeth Yoder--she died in Cisco, TX

Gordon Yoder
4331 Laren Lane
Dallas, TX 75244-6710
972-661-9762

 

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>From - Wed Oct 29 07:07:29 1997
From: Rod Yoder <ryoder@tusco.net>
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

This is my Yoder Line

1. Melchoir Yoder M
2. Jacob Yoder M2
3. Daniel Yoder M26
4. Zachariah Yoders M264
5. Samual Zachariah Yoder M2649
6. Ottis Carl Yoder M26491
7. Carl Eugene Yoder M264911
8 Rodney Carl Yoder M2649113

I see I have some Melchoir Yoder cousins out there. I will be posting more
info later. I have most of the siblings of Samual Zachariah (M2649)tracked
down.
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>From - Wed Oct 29 07:07:31 1997
Subject: Re: Where?
From: alby6@juno.com (Agnes B Yount)

Dear Shirley
I have no specific information on your Yount connection, but I can give
you some possibilities to check out. First, have you checked the 1850,
1860, and 1870 US censuses for Indiana to try to identify Nancy Angeline
Yount's parents? If we could get back several more generations, I think
we could probably connect her up with one of the Yount immigrants. Yount
researchers think all spring from the same family in Europe.

The original name was Jundt. Various spellings have appeared in the US
such as Yundt, Youndt, Yunt, Yont, Jund, Junt, etc., so you need to check
for alternate spellings. By 1850 though, I think Yount had become the
most prevalent spelling. The family originated in the Black Forest
region of Baden, Germany in the 14th century. By the early 16th century,
branches had gone to Switzerland and Alsace.

My branch of the family came from Alsace on the ship Britannia, Sept 21,
1731. The name was spelled Gunt or Gundt on the ship's list. Hans
George Jundt and sons Jacob, George and John were on the list. John and
several of the sons of Jacob came to North Carolina in the mid to late
1700s. The family of John has been well-documented. He did have a
youngest son, Andrew, who went to Morgan County, Indiana along with a
nephew, Joseph. He died there prior to 1836. He had a son, Jonathan,
born 1803. Jonathan had sons J. A. and W. R. born 1830 and 1832
respectively. They would have been the right age to have had a daughter,
Nancy. Morgan County is just southeast of Indianapolis, and about 65
miles north of where your Yount family was.

Another branch of the family was Quaker, which descends from Andrew, a
son of Hans George Jundt, who came later than the rest of the family.
Andrew's sons came to North Carolina, about a hundred miles east of where
their cousins were. They and or their descendants went west to KY, OH,
and IA. At least one line went to Richmond, IN, near the Ohio border.

A later immigrant was Rudolph Yount, which also ended up in NC
(relationship to other Younts not known). His son, William, went to
Jackson Township in Fountain County, IN in 1839, which is near the IL
border. He was in the wool and mercantile business as well as teaching
school. He was elected County Recorder in 1870.

Another branch of early immigrants were four siblings who came from
Switzerland (without permission to emigrate!). One of these, Hans Adam,
is said to have ended up in Bedford County, PA. Others were in MD
(Frederick County) and the Shenandoah Valley of VA. Hans Adam's son,
George, went to northern KY after the American Revolution and settled
about half way between Lexington and Louisville. It would not have been
unusual for his sons to have gone on into Ohio or Indiana.

I hope this will be enough to get you started. Once you identify Nancy's
parents and, hopefully, grand parents from census records, wills, estate
settlements, land records, I think we can make some real headway in
determining which immigrant group she belongs to. Please keep me
informed.

Happy searching!
Ray Yount
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>From - Thu Oct 30 20:50:17 1997
From: Aaadeaf@aol.com
Subject: Re: Where?

Hi Ray,

Many thanks for this info, I printed it and when I get back home in two
weeks, I'll get busy...might be in touch before then, though. But, I do
appreciateyou taking time to write an email...
more later...Shirley Platt
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>From - Thu Oct 30 20:50:17 1997
From: "ac813 (Fred Haines)" <ac813@lafn.org>
Subject: For the Yoder roll call

Here's my Yoder lineage:

1 Conrad Yoder (ca 1730-1790) and Christina Cline (?-1771/2)
2 Jacob Yoder (1767-1853) and Catherine Dellinger (1782-1862)
3 Jacob (ca 1818-1885) and Mary Jackson (1820 or 1822)
4 Thomas J Yoder (1854-1944) and Rosa L Hansen (1862-after 1944)
5 Roy Dorothy (1882-1947) and Edna Verena Yoder (1884-1980)
6 Donald J Haines (1908-1963) and Thelma Ruth Dorothy (1909-1940)
7 Fred Haines (1936- )

Thomas J Yoder and Rosa Hansen homesteaded at Kaspar, South
Dakota, until around the time of the 1914-18 war, when they moved
to Puyallup, Washington. Roy Dorothy and Edna Yoder were in
Washington state from 1904 until about 1919, when they moved to
California, where they were civil servants in the state
government at Sacramento. I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in
Tucson, Arizona, and currently live in Los Angeles.

Fred Haines
ac813@lafn.org

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>From - Thu Oct 30 20:50:14 1997
From: Roadrash1@aol.com
Subject: Roll Call

Watching the Roll Call has been very impressive. I have little to offer and
will accept a lot of help. I have the following:

Wiilam S. YODER (presumably in PA)
m. Sarah HAUPT
Children:
Margaret Amelia b. 7/27/1868 (Jefferson Cty, PA) d. 4/14/1931
(Jefferson Cty, PA)
Isaac
Wallace
Henry
Edward
John
Mary
Rebecca

Your help will be appreciated. The YODER researcher have done a wonderful
job! Richard Jewell RICHJEWELL@AOL.COM
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>From - Thu Oct 30 21:35:31 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Roll Call

Roadrash1@aol.com wrote:
>
> Watching the Roll Call has been very impressive. I have little to offer and
> will accept a lot of help. I have the following:
>
> Wiilam S. YODER (presumably in PA)
> m. Sarah HAUPT
> Children:
> Margaret Amelia b. 7/27/1868 (Jefferson Cty, PA) d. 4/14/1931
> (Jefferson Cty, PA)
> Isaac
> Wallace
> Henry
> Edward
> John
> Mary
> Rebecca
>
> Your help will be appreciated. The YODER researcher have done a wonderful
> job! Richard Jewell RICHJEWELL@AOL.COMHERE IS WHAT WE HAVE FROM OUR
ARCHIVES--Chris Yoder:

YODER FAMILY INFORMATION--CYBERSPACE EDITION-1996
published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana
data originally copyrighted by Christopher Yoder 1992,1994
**********************************************************************
These files contain a collection of Yoder family data which has been assembled since
1983 by the Yoder Newsletter (YNL), P O Box 594,Goshen, IN 46527 for
subscription information). For content update, write Chris Yoder, 203 Lakeshire Rd.,
Battle Creek, MI 49015 or email at 75757.3371@compuserve.com.
We apologize in advance for any typographical errors in this work. Please help us
correct and extend any of the information in these records.

In addition to being available for order on disk from the YNL, these files may be
accessed over the Internet at Genealogy Online.
**********************************************************************
date of last update: Feb.1996
Thank you to David Yoder of Evanston, Ill for helping with the typing


OH- Hans Joder b. 3/10/1672 Steffisburg, Switzerland
m1. Veronica Iselmyn (d. c1710/1) m2. 4/29/1711 by Paulus van
Vlecq, at Whitemarsh Church to Anna Rosina LeDee d. 1741/2
(will proved by son John 1/14/1742) res. Schwetzingen GY to 3/1/
1709; London; Chester Co. land 1/14/1711; in Oley 3/25/1714)
(on 3/10/1735 Hans 1st and Rosina sold land in Oley to Hans 2nd)
+OH1- John b. 1700
OH2- son b. c1705
OH3- Anna Regina b. c1705
OH4- Daniel b. Jan.1718 m. Barbara________
d. 8/21/1749 (or47) age 31 yrs 8 mos bur. Cem at Pleasantville
(other records give wife name as Elizabeth... Elizabeth m2.
at St. Michaelis Ch, Phila. Oct. 2, 1750 Matthias Hollenbach)

OH1- John Yoder m1. Barbara______ m2. Elizabeth ( ) Keim (h2)
d. 1779 (will made 3/8/1779 proved 10/20/1779)
+OH11- Hans (John) Jr. b. c1726
+OH12- Daniel b. c1723
+OH13- Samuel b.
+OH14- Peter b.
OH15- Maria Johanna b. m. Sep.25,1740 Col. John Lesher
d. Oct.8,1762 (had 2 children -Anna Barbara b.3/15/1742 who
m.11/2/1762 to Jacob Morgan; Johanna b. 5/20/1748 m. George
Focht... John Lesher m2.1/2/1763 Maria Margaretha Hess- had
five daughters)

OH11- John Yoder Jr. m. Nov. 1746 Oley Twp., Berks Co. to
Sarah Shankle ( - 1789 or 98) d. (letter of admin 6/13/1797)
Sarah deserted her husband and children & had illigitimate child
in Reading. Listed by self in Reading 1762,64, 79. Bur. Peter de
Turck's plot at Oley).
+OH111- Daniel b. 4/22/1748
+OH112- Martin b. m.5/21/1782 Sussanna Weitner
+OH113- Jacob b. 8/11/1758
OH114- Samuel b.
(one possibility is "AW" in unlink2.doc)

OH13- Samuel m. Elizabeth (Miss Oyster) sister to wife of OY1
Served in the French and Indian War, gone from home 10 years
"TWO (sic) children born after his return" d. 1771
Orphans Court record-1774- Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Late of
Oley- left 7 children, three under 14- Peter,David,Abraham;
Reg. of Wills-payments to minors lists a John Yoder, Rachel Kreider
notes cite on account which names third child as a Daniel)
OH131- Maria b. 1750 d. 1812
+OH132- George b. Nov.17,1752
+OH133- Peter b. 1763
+OH134- David b. 1765
+OH135- Abraham b. 1768
OH136- ?John b. <1760
OH137- ? Daniel b. <1760

OH133- Peter b. 1763 m. Catherine Trout (Fraud) (a George Trout beside
Peter Yoder Rockland Twp, Berks 1790) d. Nov. 1836
(Tim Conrad research-'96)
+OH1331- Anthony (Dunie) b. 5/16/1786 Berks Co.
+OH1332- George b. (not listed by Sch Orph Ct record)
+OH1333- David b. (not listed by Sch Orph Ct record)
+OH1334- Jeremiah (Jared) b. c1795
+OH1335- Charles b m Catherine (not listed by Sch Orph Ct record)
OH1336- ?daughter b. ________ Gable (not listed with heirs)
OH1337- ?daughter b. ________ Love (sp?)(not listed with heirs)
+OH1338- Solomon b. 1800 Berks Co.
(added daughters from Sch. Co. Orphans Ct Docket 4 & 5, p 349 & 350)
OH1339- Sarah b. (9/5/1805-6/11/1882) m David Stein
(c1808- ) buried Howerter's Cem.(may be called "Salome" on stone)
OH133a- Hannah b c1788 m John Wolfgang
OH133b- Maria (10/7/1797-9/19/1872) m George Hartlein (10/6/1805-8/14/1859)
(both buried at Jacob's Church, Reed Station, near Paxinos, Northumberland Co.)
OH133c- Catherine b c.1803 m Benjamin Neyschwinder
************************************************
Comments by Tim Conrad- I believe that Peter Yoder's wife was
Catharina Trout. Anthony's death record confirms this. She was
likely the Catharina, daughter of Balthasar Trout and Eva Moser.
She was married 10 Aug 1783. This was shortly after her father
died, so she is single in the will. Peter had a land dealing with the
other Trouts and was a Tanner like his father in law, also
according to land records. Also, this was the only Trout family
in the area at the time. OK, Here's info on Peter's kids:
----
Hannah, married John Wolfgang-
1810 census, pg 826, Upper Mahantongo, 00100-00100
1820 census, pg 96, Upper Mahantongo, 100010-30010
1830 census, pg 68, Upper Mahantongo, 0001 001-1120 001
I figure Hannah born circa 1788. Not sure, but I think John is a Sr.
----
Jeremiah-
1820 census, pg 92, Upper Mahantongo, 210100-00100
1830 census, pg 069, Upper Mahantongo, 2010 01-1200 01
admin in OC 6:382- minors listed in OC 6:40 and 6:275
I figure Jeremiah born maybe 1795.
----
Maria married George Hartlein. 7 Oct 1797 - 19 Sep 1872.
She's buried with him at Jacob's Church, Reed Station, near Paxinos
in Northumberland Co. Some folks think his wife is a Moser/Masser/Mosser,
but I think they're confused by the fact that George Harlein's parents
were Conrad Hartlein and Elisabeth Moser. The records clearly show
she's a Yoder, d/o Peter.
George Hartlein:
1830 census, pg 67, Upper Mahantongo, 2000 1-0010 1
1840 census, pg 92, Upper Mahantongo, 1220 01-1000 11
1850 census, Upper Mahantongo, George 46, Maria 50, etc
1860 census, pg 571/#1411, Shamokin Twp, Mary 63, etc
----
Solomon, born circa 1800. census:
1820 census, pg 92, Upper Mahantongo, 100100-01000
1830 census, pg 69, Upper Mahantongo, 2210 1-0000 1
1840 census, pg 94, Upper Mahantongo, 3103 001-0100 01
1850 census, pg 383, Upper Mahantongo, Solomon 50, Elizabeth 48, etc
1860 census
1870 census, Hegins Twp, Solomon 70, etc
----
Catharine married Benjamin Neiswender. I have her born circa 1803. census:
1840 census, pg 94, Upper Mahantongo, 0100 1-2000 01
1850 census, Upper Mahanoy, Benjamin 35, Catharine 47, etc
----
Sarah married David Stein. David's will mentions Hartlein nephew in
Philadelphia. Sarah 5 Sep 1805-11 Jun 1882, buried Howerter's
(she may be called Salome on the stone, not sure offhand). Census:
1840 census, pg 093, Upper Mahantogo, 0000 01-0000 1
1850 census, Pine Grove Twp, David 39, Sarah 38, etc???
1860
1870
1880 census, pg 14/3/190/#134, Upper Mahantongo, David 72, Sarah 75
(and Sarah Yoder 12, servant)
a David Stein, will, Upper Mahantongo, 1888 (7:224)
mentions nephew Goerge J. Hartlein of Philadelphia
----
**************************************************
"Back to Peter - here's the deeds involved: 19:205 and 19:384 (one
for a deed and one for the bond - they looked the same to me basically
but I only have a copy of the one!) Here's the info from page 384.:

"Henry Schrekingast farmer and Harry Grining? both of Mahantonog Township in
the County of Berks and State.... That we are held and firmty? bound unto Peter
Yotter and Abraham Yotter of Mahantongo Township ... in the ful and just sum
of twelf hundred pounds lawful money of PA to be paid to the said Peter Yotter
and Abraham Yotter or to their certain Attorney Executor Administroarors or Assigns
...25 May 1802 ... for the sum of six hundred pounds ... paid by the above named
Peter and Abraham Yotter and by indnture... make over unto the said Peter
and Abraham Yotter two certain tracts of land containing in the whole three
hundred sixty five acres and 154 perches..."
Jacob Reiner (my ancestor) was the witness

So basically, Peter and Abraham had lots of trust with each other!
- Tim Conrad- May 97
**************************************************

OH1338- Solomon Yoder m. Elizabeth Sherman (1801-1873)
d. Feb. 1880 res. Hegins, Mahantongo Valley
+OH13381- Isaac b. 11/20/1819 Howerters
+OH13382- Solomon b. 4/30/1820 "
+OH13383- Benneville b. 4/25/1823
+OH13384- George b. 3/4/1825
OH13385- Christina b. c1831 m. Edward Sherman res. Clarion
Co near Strattonville. d. Strattonville Fam went to KS & SD
+OH13386- Samuel b. 2/19/1833
+OH13387- Amos b. c1834
OH13388- Sarah b. 1837 m. John Baldwin d. 1922
+OH13389- William Sherman b. 10/16/1837 Hegins
+OH1338a- John B. b. c1840
OH1338b- Emanuel b. 3/27/1843 bapt. Howerters
OH1338c- Abraham b. died young
OH1338d- David b. d. Sch. Co. homestead

OH13389- William Sherman Yoder m. Aug. 1856 Sarah Haupt
(9/20/1835- ) moved to Jefferson Co.,PA mem. United
Brethren Church, also had 3 children who d. in infancy
d. Apr.3,1919 Knoxdale, PA of cerebral hemorage
OH133891- Charles Donald b. 12/7/1857 died single res. of
Cooksburg, PA d. 1922 Mt. Pleasant Cem.,Knoxdale, PA
OH133892- Catherine M. b. 4/14/1860 m. David M. Steele
res. Wash., Jeff. CO., d. 1918 -2 children
OH133893- John Baldoes b. m. Florence____ res. Shelton,
Washington state. d.10/27/1934 in forest fire at Placerville, CA
trying to save placer gold washing, one child- Joshua E.
OH133894- William Henry b. 3/20/1863 m. Cora Parantha Geist
a grocer of DuBois, PA -5 children, d. 2/ /1933
bur, Tarantum Cem, Tarantum, PA.
OH133895- Joshua Elisha b. 3/ /1865 m. Edith May Bergman
(10/26/1893-1/9/1919) lumberman Shelton, Wash. one son who
died. He d. 2/18/1931 near Coleville, Leadpoint, Wash.
-murdered
OH133896- Sarah Rebecca b. 1865 m. Albert Sebring d.1948
res. Knox Twp., Jefferson Co.- 5 children
OH133897- Margaret Amelia b. 7/27/1868 m. Joseph John Thompson
res Knox twp., d. 1931 2 children
OH133898- Mary Christina b. 3/9/1871 m1. J. Histoner
m2. George Waldo d. 1940 bur. Mt. Pleasant Cem., Knoxville,PA
OH133899- Esther Anna Viola b. 1/7/1873 m. Joseph Green
d. 1939
OH13389a- David Edward b. 1/3/1875 m. Laura ______
res. DuBois
OH13389b- Isaac Miller b. 1877 m. Olive Webber d. 1955
OH13389c- Samuel Wallace b. 10/13/1883 m. Laura Eshbaugh
d. 11/20/1965

 

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>From - Thu Oct 30 21:35:30 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: HOMEPAGE UPDATES!!

Big Annoucement!!!!

Two important additions to the Yoder Homepage....

First and foremost, John W. Bieber is creating a Virtual Tour of Steffisburg for Yoders
everywhere....this "work in progress" has many wonderful features and has now been
linked to our Yoder Homepage...stop by and visit Steffisburg without even leaving your
chair or spending a dime on air fare!!!

In addition to adding this link, our intrepid webmaster Donald Kauffman has now posted
the hypertext version of the YNL #30. (FTP version also updated to include North
Carolina reunion notice).

Thanks DON!

.... Ya'll come by and check us out!

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>From - Fri Oct 31 22:43:44 1997
From: Yoduman <Yoduman@aol.com>
Subject: more roll call

Better late than never, and I have yet to see a post coming close to my roll
call.

YB Hans Yoder of the Great Swamp
YB1 John Yoder
YB13 Abraham Yoder
YB134 John Yoder (Columbiana Cty, OH)
YB1342 Samuel Yoder Sr. (Columbiana Cty, OH?)
YB13425 Rev. Samuel Yoder Jr. (Elkhart Cty, IN)

That,s where the archives leave off. However, I shall add....

YB13425x Elmer Yoder (St. Joseph Cty, IN)
YB13425xx Raymond W. Yoder (South Bend, IN)
YB13425xxx Charles E. Yoder (my father, South Bend,
IN)
YB13425xxxx David C. Yoder (ME, South Bend, IN)

Have much information on Rev. Samuel Yoder on. Would love to share.

Dave Yoder
South Bend, IN

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>From - Fri Oct 31 22:43:47 1997
From: Walker_Kimberly/edu_hesperia_district-office@omail.eee.org
Subject: JUST TO SAY THANK YOU!
TO: cyoder@mail.tds.net

I want to thank you for assisting me in my search for Tim Yoder, a
childhood friend. I have not located Tim as of yet, but I have come
across many kind people, such as yourself, who have responded to my
search. I had not used the computer/E-Mail prior to this, and didn't
really expect to get a response from anyone. Thank you again for your
kindness. Wishing you health and happiness!
Kimberly Walker :)
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>From - Sat Nov 01 12:00:43 1997
From: yogi@bright.net
Subject: Re: YODER Roll Call

I'm new to this and I don't know if I'm doing this right but here goes.

1. Samuel Yoder (1745-1806)
2. Michael Yoder (1788-1874)
3. Jacob M Yoder (1822-1894)
4. John S Yoder (1855-1932)
5. Abraham J Yoder (1893-197?)
6. Henry A Yoder (1924- )
7. Timothy E. Yoder (1961- ) Me

I live in Brewster, Ohio (Stark County) with my wife and 4 children. We
are looking for any info on the Weatherholt surname. Thank you.
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>From - Sat Nov 01 14:30:29 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Carl M. Yoders Book

Recently privately printed "The "Yoders" of Southwest, Pa.
& The "Yoders" of Waynesburg,Pa."...beautifully bound
compilation of research and collected information focusing
on the descendants of Melchior Yoder who settled in SW
PA and changed the spelling of their name to "Yoders".
Many family photos and details particularly on the family of
M234 George W. Yoders who married Elizabeth (Zehring) Pendleberry.

Cost of book to include P&H is $55.For further information contact Carl
M. Yoders, Flemington Garden Apartments Apt. #4A, Flemington, NJ 08822.

(YNL Note- Carl has been a tireless researcher of this line over the last
several years, and his efforts were instrumental in the making the links
which have estblished the Yoders-Melchior connection-CKY).
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>From - Sat Nov 01 17:11:12 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Oley Yost

John W. Bieber, Bartol Research Institute wrote:
>
> Folks, I hope this won't be perceived as stirring up trouble,
> but can anyone tell me what is the proof that Yost Yoder (OY),
> who died in Oley 1741 or 1742, is the same as the Yost Yoder
> born 5 Oct 1679 in Steffisburg ?
>
> I note that Oley Yost's 4 known children were born between
> 1718 and 1735, which would mean Yost was aged between 39 and 56.
> Certainly this is possible, but it seems more natural to suspect
> that Oley Yost was of a later generation than the Yost born in
> Steffisburg.
>
> Thanks in advance for any insights on this question.
>
> .. John Bieber
> john@bartol.udel.edu
> John...I think the best answer is given in the YNL 5 article by
Dr. Don Yoder, the noted historian. Due to the work by Dr. Don,
Hans seems well documented ...his links to Germany by will of
a nephew leaving property to Hans' son Hans Jr in 1771....by the
Speyer and church record showing the departure of his family to
the "island of Pennsylvania"...his recoded widowhood and
remarriage, etc...

Yost has little documentation, but on this side of the ocean
it has been long identified that Hans and Yost were brothers.
Early family records documented by Bertolett in the
early 1800s spoke to this relationship. This was known long
before any of the European information began to be deciphered.
The fact that their wills were filed together in 1742 supports
this relationship. If born in 1679 and he died in 1742, Yost
would have been in his early 60s...not terribly old.

There is much yet to learn about Yosts family. Bertolett says
he had three sons and one daughter....one of the sons isn't
well established. The approximate births of his children...
1718-for Yost-Hannes; 1720- for Elizabeth, and particularly
1735 for Jacob...do seem a bit late....but Yost was known as
a "frontiersman" and known to have had multiple wives....
it isn't out of line for a hearty and active 50 some year old to
marry and father children...

The recorded Steffisburg births of children of Hans and Yost's
parents, Adam Joder and Barbli Oschenbein, extend through son
Casper in 1683. They may have left about that time--I can't
find them in my records there after that......and it is
conceiveable that their son Jost born in Steffisburg dies
and they had another of the same name at a later
time...Adam was only 33 when Casper was born...

I hope this helps a bit..

Chris Yoder
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>From - Sat Nov 01 21:36:41 1997
From: "Michael L. Yoder" <MLYODER@compuserve.com>
Subject: Roll Call

Answering the roll call. Here!

Both my parents were Yoders by birth(yes, my mother's maiden name was
Yoder), so I'll give both my paternal and maternal lines.

Paternal line:

(--?--) Yoder (YR) c.
Christian Yoder (YR2) 1700-1775
Christian Yoder (YR23) 1728-1816
John Yoder YR239) 1772-1860
Abner Yoder (YR239b) 1814-1883
Gideon A. Yoder (YR239b8) 1855-1934
Arthur G. Yoder (YR239b82) 1883-1980
Gideon M. Yoder (twin) 1914-1995
Rodney L. Yoder (twin) 1940-
Michael L. Yoder 1963- (THAT'S ME!)

Maternal Line:

[?Yost] Yoder (YRB)
Peter Yoder (YRB6) 1773-1849
Solomon Yoder (YRB69) 1823-1903
Simon R. Yoder (YRB694) 1858-1943
Elba Joshua Yoder (YRB6941) 1886-1979
Chester Vernon Yoder (YRB69411) 1912-
Eldora Elaine Yoder (YRB694113) 1943-
Michael L. Yoder (YRB6941131) 1963-(THAT'S ME!)

Cordially,

Michael L. Yoder
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>From - Sun Nov 02 13:51:50 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Cookbook...and Oley Cemetery Fund

In YNL 30, The Oley Reunion Association announced plans to publish a
cookbook of "Yoder Family Recipes". The cookbook will be sold
as a fundraiser for the Pleasantville Union Cemetary. Mailed entries
were requested with your name, address and origin of the recipe to:
Alice Yoder, 433 Manor House Lane, Soudertown, Pa. 18964.

Richard B. Yoder, President of the Reunion Association and member of
this listserver mail group, can also receive recipes either through the
"yoder-l" list, or directly at: ryoder@wcupa.edu

To start things off through "Yoder-L" let me make the following offering:
=======================================================
Phyllis Pamperien Yoder's Asheville Salad

Mix and let sit a while in a bowl | one envelop gelatin
| 1/2 cup water

1 can tomato soup
1 three oz cream cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped stuffed olives
1 cup mayonaise

(1) Heat tomato soup and add gelatin (2) Then cream cheese & mix well
until cheese is disolved (3) Cool a bit & add one cup mayonaise, mix well
(4) add chopped vegetables, mix well (5) put into individual molds or
one large mold.

SOURCE: Phyllis Pamperien (Mrs. O.B.) Yoder, Saugatuck, Mi- wife of YR2337a241.

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>From - Sun Nov 02 22:31:55 1997
From: Lonnie Yoder <ltby@shentel.net>
Subject: House of Yoder Annual Meeting-Nov. 8

House of Yoder,Inc., a non-profit organization building a Yoder House
in a colonial-era style in Spruce Forest Artisan Village in
Grantsville, MD, will hold its second annual meeting at Penn Alps
(also in Grantsville, MD) this coming Saturday, November 8, 1997 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Agenda items include: sharing a brunch at the Penn
Alps Restaurant, a tour of the Yoder House now under construction, a
short business meeting and input from guest speaker, Jan Gleysteen,
who will narrate a slide presentation entitled "From Whence We Came:
Retracing the Yoder Origins" as he reviews Yoder history in the
European setting. House of Yoder, Inc. is currently building the
Yoder House under the leadership of a 10 member executive committee.
The house will contain Yoder-related historical documents,
genealogical data, and family artifacts. One year, five year, and
lifetime memberships in House of Yoder, Inc. are available to
interested persons, especially those with the Yoder name and/or Yoder
ancestry. Financial donations, as well as time and labor on the
construction project, are welcomed. Information about the annual
meeting, the Yoder House project and membership rates is available
from Lonnie Yoder at 540-432-6467; e-mail: ltby@shentel.net; or 1066
Smith Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Everyone is welcome at the
annual meeting.

Lonnie D. Yoder

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>From - Mon Nov 03 13:35:46 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Roll Call Summary

It has been interesting to watch the "Roll Call" replies roll in!
As they've slowed down a bit, I thought it would be a good time to
do a summary....it gives a feel to what lines are currently
represented among the listserver members:

Total number of people submitting: 49

Amish lines: 23
Oley Line 6
Melchior Line: 6
Conrad Line: 5
Mennonite Lines:4
Alsatian Lines: 3
Other 2

Among the submissions in the Amish lines, there were multiple
folks sending in multiple Yoder lines..."winners" with seven
lines each are Steven Braman and Cindy Oyer, followed by six
for Dave Dickel and Linda Lantz Dahlberg and then five for
Karen Lint!
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>From - Mon Nov 03 20:25:46 1997
From: ginseng@sssnet.com
Subject: Re: Roll Call Summary

>It has been interesting to watch the "Roll Call" replies roll in!
>As they've slowed down a bit, I thought it would be a good time to
>do a summary....it gives a feel to what lines are currently
>represented among the listserver members:
>
>Total number of people submitting: 49
>
> Amish lines: 23
> Oley Line 6
> Melchior Line: 6
> Conrad Line: 5
> Mennonite Lines:4
> Alsatian Lines: 3
> Other 2

Just wondered if I could ask for a break-down on the Amish lines.
Since there were 23 connections. I know there weren't very many
to my "Strong" Jacob (YR14), but it would be nice to see the Amish
break-down also. I did notice several YR1**** listed. At least, I
*think* Jacob was one of the Amish lines. (Esp since WE had the
most posters <G>)
Gin
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>From - Mon Nov 03 22:55:31 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Roll Call Summary

ginseng@sssnet.com wrote:
>
> Just wondered if I could ask for a break-down on the Amish lines.
> Since there were 23 connections. I know there weren't very many
> to my "Strong" Jacob (YR14), but it would be nice to see the Amish
> break-down also. I did notice several YR1**** listed. At least, I
> *think* Jacob was one of the Amish lines. (Esp since WE had the
> most posters <G>)
> Gin

 

Of the 23 Amish Postings (some of which are multiple lines)
the breakdown is as follows:

YR12-xxxxx xxxxx xx 12
YR13-x 1
YR14-xxxx 4
YR15-xxxx 4
YR17-x 1
YR19-xxx 3
YR22-xxx 3
YR23-xxxxx xxxxx xxx 13
YR25-xxxxx x 6
YR26-xxxxx 5
YRB-xxxxx xx 7
YRC-x 1

 

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>From - Mon Nov 03 17:45:20 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Links page.

Hello Yoders, It was good to see how everybody fits into the Yoder
family. I see that I am related to all of the non Alsatian Amish
Yoder's, since I have definite descents from YR1, YR2 and YRB. I am
starting a Genealogy page on my site, and am looking for Amish or Yoder
links to add. If any of you have home pages that you would like listed
please let me know. Also let me know of any good internet resources that
you have found that help with Amish research. The address of the page is
http://www.wws.net/sbraman/genlink.html . It is very rough now, but will
smooth out as I have time to add to it. I'm looking forward to adding
what links that I can.

Steven A. Braman
braman@wws.net
http://www.wws.net/sbraman

 

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>From - Tue Nov 04 10:58:10 1997
From: Karen Lint <jlint@erols.com>
Subject: Re: Roll Call Summary

Hi,
> Among the submissions in the Amish lines, there were multiple
> folks sending in multiple Yoder lines..."winners" with seven
> lines each are Steven Braman and Cindy Oyer, followed by six
> for Dave Dickel and Linda Lantz Dahlberg and then five for
> Karen Lint!

Karen Lint also is descended from each of the Three Brothers? Zug, and
three Kurtz's, just to keep things suitably complicated :)

Karen

 

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>From - Tue Nov 04 12:11:58 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Re: Links page.

Steven A. Braman wrote:
>
> Hello Yoders, It was good to see how everybody fits into the Yoder
> family. I see that I am related to all of the non Alsatian Amish
> Yoder's, since I have definite descents from YR1, YR2 and YRB. I am
> starting a Genealogy page on my site, and am looking for Amish or Yoder
> links to add. If any of you have home pages that you would like listed
> please let me know. Also let me know of any good internet resources that
> you have found that help with Amish research. The address of the page is
> http://www.wws.net/sbraman/genlink.html . It is very rough now, but will
> smooth out as I have time to add to it. I'm looking forward to adding
> what links that I can.
>
> Steven A. Braman
> braman@wws.net
> http://www.wws.net/sbraman

For those of you who tried to access my page and could not, please try
again. Brooks Fiber was replacing the routers on the system I use last
night, and it could not be accessed.
Thanks Steven

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>From - Thu Nov 06 09:53:14 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Query

This data is very sketchy, and I've asked for more details, but
perhaps someone will recognize something here:

------------------
I am looking for a Daniel Yoder , Marcia Yoder & Michaael Yoder who is
related to or Knows a Olga Hagglund from Roseau Minn.
mnolson@means.net
Marlin Olson
------------------------
If you do, please respond to the requestor...
Thanks...Chris

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>From - Thu Nov 06 12:50:15 1997
From: Woman1dr@aol.com
Subject: Re: Yoder roll call

Hi,
This is Cyndy Yoder Henry replying from good ole Pequea PA. I live on the
Susquehanna river south of Columbia PA. I have had the privilege of being
handed my Yoder genealogy from my aunt Elizabeth Yoder Brockman (Sallie). It
is as follows:

Ulli Joder b 1340
Heini Joder b 1363 m Elsi Zudgg/Zook
Jost Joder b 1387
Caspar Joder (not all descendants included due to gap in
years)
Balthosar Joder b 1525
Caspar Joder b 1548 m1571 Anna Jost
Caspar Joder b 2/24/1571 m 4/4/1596 Anni Moser
Nicholas Joder b 3/25/1609 m 10/14/1642 Margaret Hennig
Adam Joder b 7/22/1650 m 1/9/1671 Anna Fraschel
Jost Yoder b 10/5/1679 m Barbi Ochsenhein
Jacob Yoder m Maria Keim
Johannes Yoder m 12/23/1788 Phronica Emerick
Jacob Yoder b 6/27/1792 d 9/23/1861 m
Catherine Ernst
Daniel Yoder b 9/8/1831 d 6/4/1901 m
Elizabeth Spang
Henry Yoder b 1/18/1855 d 6/23/1922 m
Sara Ann Leiss
Paul Daniel Yoder b 2/16/1879 d
6/5/1962 m Kitty Horton
Huff
Stewart Aylmer Yoder b 5/2/1926 m
Madrenenn Francis Greer
Cynthia Madrenenn Yoder b
1/18/1951 that's me!

It's been good to "see" all of my kin on the roll call.

Be well,
Cyndy
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>From - Fri Nov 07 11:46:52 1997
From: Ggyphotog@aol.com
Subject: Re: Yoder Query

Chris:

I have copy of a short biography of Joash Yoder YR12a32....are you interested
in this.

Best regards,

Gordon Yoder- Dallas, TX

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>From - Sun Nov 09 12:08:10 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Pedigree Collapse

Yoder Researchers, After seeing Judy's comment on "Pedigree Collapse",
I thought of an article that I had just seen, and wanted to pass the
address along. The article is on the Olive Tree Genealogy Page and is
entitled "How many ancestors do we have?"
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/ancnm.htm
In my ancestry, I have a lot of "Collapse" on my Grandfather Yoder's
side of the family. I tell people that I am 1/4 Amish. On the other
Branches of my family, I have only a handfull of multiple ancestors.
Which, when you get back 11 to 12 generations, means you are searching
for a lot of surnames. I am adding a list of the surnames in my ancestry
to my Genealogy page today.
>
> Roll call was fun - I'm amazed by people who can trace 7 or 8 lines
> back to one couple. So far, in Berks Co., I've only had one
> "pedigree collapse" - BROBST.
>
> Judy BORTZ GURKA
> gurka@cs.colorado.edu
> 16 g'granddaughter of Ulli (!!!)

Steven A. Braman
braman@wws.net
http://www.wws.net/sbraman/genlink.html
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>From - Sun Nov 09 12:08:08 1997
From: Judy Gurka <gurka@alumni.cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: roll call - Oley line

Ooops - I'm late for roll call - do I get demerits? I see the Oley, PA
line was under-represented, so here's mine (Cyndy - hi cousin! - let's
talk!!):

Yost Yoder (immigrant) m. ???
Jacob Yoder (b. 1735) m. Maria KEIM (b. 1734)
Johannes Yoder (b. 1763) m. Phronica EMMERICH (b. 1766)
Johannes/John Yoder (b. 1794) m. Magdalena BREYFOGEL
Mary Ann Yoder (b. 1838) m. David BERK/BERG
(David's parents are Charles & Catherine J. ---;
anyone working on the Berk name?
David m. (2) Margaret RAPP)

Chris, any new news on Yost's wife? Has the suggestion that she
was a Kuhlwein gained or lost any credability?

Judy BORTZ GURKA
gurka@cs.colorado.edu
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>From - Wed Nov 05 17:27:10 1997
From: Robert Yoder <rly@plaza.ds.adp.com>
Subject: Yoder roll call

Greetings from beautiful Portland Oregon.
Sorry I'm late but I just got back in town.

I was only going to post my paternal line but since Chris is
declaring "winners" here are 8 lines instead. I'm not sure
if this is all of them... I just got tired of looking.

Line #1
1. YR - ? Yoder
2. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5. YR2611 - Yost Yoder
6. YR26117 - Daniel Yoder
7. YR261171 - Noah Yoder
8. YR2611714 - Menno Yoder
9. YR26117142 - Noah Yoder
10. YR261171427 - John Yoder
11. YR2611714272 - Robert Yoder

Line #2
1a. YR - ? Yoder
2a. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3a. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4a. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5a. YR2611 - Yost Yoder
6a. YR26116 - Moses Yoder
7a. YR261162 - Peter M. Yoder
8a. YR2611625 - Sivilla Yoder m. Manasses S. Hochstedler
9a. - Magdelena Hochstedler m. Noah Yoder (#9 above)

Line #3
1b. YR - ? Yoder
2b. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3b. YR26 - Yost Yoder
4b. YR261 - Henry Yoder
5b. YR2612 - Christian Yoder
6b. YR26123 - Veronica Yoder m. Jacob Garver
7b. - Levi Garver
8b. - Abraham Garver
9b. - Clara Garver m. John Yoder (#10 above)

Line #4
1c. YR - ? Yoder
2c. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3c. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4c. YR239 - John Yoder
5c. YR2399 - Elizabeth Yoder m. Samuel (Shem) Kauffman
6c. - David Kaufman
7c. - Gertrude Kaufman m. Levi Garver (#7b above)

Line #5
1d. YR - ? Yoder
2d. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3d. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4d. YR234 - Jacob Yoder
5d. YR2343 - Barbara Yoder m. Peter P. Miller
6d. - Daniel Miller
7d. - William Miller
8d. - Amanda Miller m. Menno Yoder (#8 above)

Line #6
1e. YR - ? Yoder
2e. YR2 - Christian Yoder
3e. YR23 - Christian Yoder
4e. YR236 - Yost Yoder
5e. YR2364 - Magdalena Yoder m. David Lehman
6e. - Magdalena Lehman m. John C. Gnagey
7e. - Savilla Gnagey m. Noah Yoder (#7 above)

Line #7
1f. YR - ? Yoder
2f. YR1 - ? Yoder
3f. YR12 - Christian Yoder
4f. YR126 - Veronica Yoder m. John Miller
5f. - David Miller
6f. - Daniel Miller
7f. - Noah Miller
8f. - Eli Miller
9f. - Catherine Miller
10f. - Catherine Miller m. Abraham Garver (#8b above)

Line #8
1g. YR - ? Yoder
2g. YR1 - ? Yoder
3g. YR12 - Christian Yoder
4g. YR125 - John Yoder
5g. YR1255 - Elizabeth Yoder m. Yost H Yoder (#5 above)

My parents were Amish, my mother from Hutchinson and my father from
Kalona Ia. but left the Amish just a few months before I was born.
Though am I am very proud of my heritage, I can't say that I'm
disappointed they left. I'm much more comfortable in front of a
computer then behind the wheel of a tractor or a plow horse :)

I was born in Hutchinson Ks. (not too far from the town of Yoder) and
lived there for 12 years. After a couple close calls with tornadoes,
many years of hot summers and cold winters, and a vacation to the west
coast in `78 convinced my parents that Oregon was truly God's country.
Three months later the family packed up and moved to the small Oregon
town of Willamina which is about half way between Salem and the coast.
I moved to the Portland area in `85 to go to school after which I got a
job
and never left.

I was glad to read cousin Jacki's roll call and information about the
origin of the town of Yoder Or. (which isn't very far from here). I
cannot not count the number of times someone has asked me if I'm
related to the Yoder's in that area and until now I never knew what
the answer was. Thank you Jacki.

Robert Yoder
rly@plaza.ds.adp.com

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>From - Tue Nov 11 23:40:21 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: A VETERAN'S DAY MESSAGE

VISIT ONE OF OUR OLEY YODER COUSINS IN THE DESERT OF SAUDI ARABIA...

VERY FITTING FOR A VETERAN'S DAY....

http://147.71.154.103/11ada/EBTRY.HTM

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HIM AND OUR OTHER MEN AN WOMEN IN HARMS WAY..

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>From - Thu Nov 13 18:34:32 1997
From: dkauffma@planet.eon.net
Subject: Starting Points and Lists

On 11/13/97 The Dahlbergs wrote:

>Current keepers of Yoder rootsweb, how do you view the upcoming
>suggested changes?

Change is going to happen. One of the characteristics of the human animal
is that they/we automatically oppose change ... and then once the change
has taken place we usually agree that "things are better now". IMHO :-)

The way I read the listmaker's explanation it is a done deal.

>subtopic: I agree that a general computer irritant is queries from
>lazies,

It is not ALWAYS lazy, sometimes we just don't know enough to ask a good
question, or our insecurities require us to reach out for a warm,
supporting hand. I am always amazed at the patience of those who do
computer support for others. For 8 years I worked as an "Instructional
Computer Consultant" for a large school board, part of a team of 5, and
we could overhear the "guy in the next cubicle" as he explained once
again how a certain procedure could be done on the computer. Then he
would hang up the phone, and say under his breath, just loud enough for
the rest of us to hear, "Why don't you read the _____ manual?" We would
all have a good laugh and when the phone rang again he was back up,
professional as ever.! At least the 5 of us had a safe place to dump our
frustrations - on each other, in private.

>but for the sake of people who are jumping online for the first
>time because they have just discovered genealogy, is there a site which
>could be referenced,

Here is a list of a few good genealogy sites, most of them have a
beginner's section, plus lots of links to other good sites:

http://www.onlinegenealogy.com

http://www.genealogy.org/~ngs (National Genealogy Society)
http://www.genealogy.org (Mike's site - the Yoder homepage's
system admin)
http://www.genealogy.org/~yoder (All 3 of these are on the same
computer)

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/index.html

http://www.ancestory.com

********************************************************************
Researching:
Kauffman, Stalter, Yoder, Swartzendruber, Stauffer, Roth
Don Kauffman --------------- dkauffma@planet.eon.net
Kauffman Homepage ---------- http://www.genealogy.org/~kauffman
*********************************************************************
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>From - Sun Nov 09 12:08:09 1997
From: Judy Gurka <gurka@alumni.cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: Oley line ancestors

Cyndy recently posted the European ancestors of Hans and Yost Yoder,
the immigrants from Steffisburg, Switzerland to the Oley Valley,
Pennsylvania. From what I have, from the Yoder archives, it seems
that some of her spouses were off by a generation (but the message,
at my end anyway, also had some extra lines, so perhaps it was a
display problem?).

Here's what I have - would love any additions or corrections:

-- Ulli (b.c. 1340) m. Elsi Zaugg/Zook [all European spellings are Joder]
Heini (b.c.1363) m. Leni Gerber or Gither
Jost (b. 1387, Steffisburg) m. Madlene Schlichter
Caspar (b. Steffisburg) m. Anni Meyer
Caspar m. Margret Moser or Meyer
Balthasar (b. 1525, Steffisburg) m. Anna Jost or Roth
Caspar (b. 1548, Steffisburg) m. (1571) Anni Moser
Caspar (b. 1571) m. (1596) Margret Hennig
Nicolaus (b.1609) m. (1642) Anna Trachsel
Adam (b. 1650) m. (9 Jan 1671) Barbli Ochsenbein
Yost (immigrant, b. 5 Oct 1679) m. (?)

Are the Caspars right? Is there a missing generation (or more) between
Jost (b. 1387) and Balthasar (b. 1525), or is it just a few younger
sons in a row (works OK if Jost, Caspar, and Caspar were all around
fifty when their sons were born, but that does bring up the likelihood
of additional wives)?

Have any of the "either/or" wives's names been cleared up? For wives'
parents, I only show Peter Zuagg, father of Elsi; are any more known?
I alos have no dates on any of the wives, but I may not have
transcribed all the data in the newsletters yet (it's just such a
comfortable feeling knowing it's there!).

Roll call was fun - I'm amazed by people who can trace 7 or 8 lines
back to one couple. So far, in Berks Co., I've only had one
"pedigree collapse" - BROBST.

Hi to all my Oley cousins!

Judy BORTZ GURKA
gurka@cs.colorado.edu
16 g'granddaughter of Ulli (!!!)
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>From - Sun Nov 16 19:47:07 1997
From: merlejr@juno.com
Subject: Re: Roll Call

...Alas, I'm a straggler...

I was born & raised in southeastern PA, not far from where our immigrant
ancesters initially settled (if I had only known then). I'm now living
in a Boston, MA suburb with my wife & 9 month old son. Went to school at
RIT, Rochester, NY & am now a computer chip processing engineer, with
hobbies of genealogy, bird watching, and photography (stereo). I esp.
enjoy collecting copies of photos of my ancestry. My parents grew up in
Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co PA where much of my ancestry resided for
generations before.
Some of my surnames include YODER, EASH, THOMAS, BLOUGH, KAUFFMAN,
GNAEGY, KINSINGER, JOHNS/SCHANTZ, MILLER, GINDLESPERGER.

My direct Yoder line:
1)Christian Yoder (YR23)
Jacob Yoder (YR234) m. Elizabeth Yoder (YRB2) [see next listing]
Christian Yoder (YR2344)
Herman Yoder (YR23449)
Jonathan Yoder (YR234491)
Ammon Yoder (YR234491b) m. Elda Kauffman
Merle Yoder (YR234491b9) m. Janet Eash (ES127??5)
Merle Yoder, Jr. (this is me) (YR234491b94) (b.
1966)
Benjamin Yoder (YR234491b941) (the first of his
American born Yoder line to be born outside of PA)

2) Yost Yoder (YRB)
Elizabeth Yoder (YRB2) m. Jacob Yoder (YR234)
This couple is my 4-G grandparents via my father
(above) & my 6-G grandparents via my mother

3) widow Barbara
Christian Yoder (YR12)
John Yoder (YR125)
Barbara Yoder (YR1251) m. John Yoder (YR239) (see line #4
for continuation)

4) Christian Yoder (YR2)
Christian Yoder (YR23) m. w2 Barbara Hooley (HL22)
John Yoder (YR239) m. Barbara Yoder (YR1251)
Elizabeth Yoder (YR2399) m. Sem Kauffman(KF435)

5) Christian Yoder (YR2)
Barbara Yoder (YR21) m. Stephen Kauffman (KF4)

6) Christian Yoder (YR2)
Christian Yoder (YR23)
Jacob Yoder (YR234)
Christian Yoder (YR2344)
Stephen Yoder (YR23441)
Elizabeth Yoder (YR234412) m. Joseph Gindlesperger
(GR4232)

Merle Yoder, Jr.
Norwood, MA
merlejr@juno.com

 

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>From - Sun Nov 16 19:47:19 1997
From: "Smithson" <wsmithso@erols.com>
Subject: Frederick Yoder and Maria Shartle of Centre Twp., Berks Co., PA
Hi,
I am looking for all descendants of Frederick Yoder and Maria Shartle..

I would appreciate any names, address, or e-mail/webpage... contact...

Sincerely
Christopher T. Smithson
Frederick and Maria's great, great, great-grandson

My line:

Frederick Yoder m. Maria Shartle
Amelia Yoder m. Mark Davis
Kirby Mark Davis m. Ida Loubirda Epler
Kirby Calvin John Davis m. Esther Emma Burkman
Carol Ann Davis m. William Preston Smithson
Christopher Thomas Smithson ME b.12/14/1979 Towson, MD
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>From - Sun Nov 16 19:47:26 1997
From: Fldollfin@aol.com
Subject: Re: Roll Call

Merle,
I think I got on the list! I had one other Yoder letter , so it must have
worked even though I got that notice that it did not work. Thanks . Carol
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>From - Tue Nov 18 18:33:32 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yoder Query

Query:
------------------------------------------------------
Looking for living (and dead) relatives from Allentown PA,
Father was James Allen Yoder (B)011808, his father was Ira S Yoder
born sometime in 1886 I believe, married Grace Haines from
Fleetwood PA. Last known address was Allentown PA, believe
there was another son, possibly Robert who moved to Florida.
Great Home Page, enjoying it very much, thanks for the effort.
Jaydine Yoder Knight <djknight@ix.netcom.com>
Springfield, or USA - Monday, November 17, 1997 at 20:02:35 (PST)
------------------------------------------------------

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>From - Mon Nov 24 18:04:19 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the last three centuries, we Yoders have had so many blessings.

Here's wishing you all, and your families, a very Happy and safe
Thanksgiving 1997.

Chris Yoder
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>From - Mon Nov 24 23:42:47 1997
From: Aaadeaf@aol.com
Subject: Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

And to you and Rachel and all the others who've practically dedicated their
lives to the project!

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>From - Tue Nov 25 06:59:42 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Alsatian Query

Query

Jacob Yoder (YA8)(b.7/11/1779) who married Barbara Leichty
(b. 12/7/1793) took land in Stark County 1842. No will record,
but his land went to Daniel Rich who m. Catherine Graber.

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THIS COUPLE IS BURIED?

One daughter is buried in the Amish Mennonite Cemetery in
Stark County (YNL7) and another is in the Oak Grove Cem. in
Wayne County.

 

Reply-To: <mitchj@akron.infi.net>

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>From - Mon Dec 01 08:15:44 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Yother Query

From: WStrip@aol.com (Posted with permission)

I have been unable to find a connection, although I am sure there is one. My
information is very limited. This is all of the info that I have on my line
of Yothers.
Issac Yother b. June 1862 in GA. m. Martha Adeline Williams b. 1865 in MO.
Issac's mothers name was Nellie Melinda (last name unknown). Issac (could
have been spelled Isaac) and Martha's children were:
Allie
Ada Bell b.6-1887
Effie Artelia b. 7-1887
Lelia b. 11-4-1893 (twin)
Lillie b. 11-4-1893 (twin)m. John Washington McAdams (my grandparents)
Sarah Alsena b. 11-1899
Ambros b. 1-25-1902 d. 11-21-1948

It is my understanding that Issac's children were born in and around Little
River Co, AR and Miller Co. AR. I do know that Lillie and Ambros are buried
in Miller Co. AR.

If you can help me with the information that I have given you, I would really
appreciate it. I do know that Issac left his wife and children when the
children were very young. That is part of the reason that we know so little
about the Yother's. My grandmother barely knew her father.

Until later,
Joan
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>From - Wed Nov 26 22:30:52 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOU FAMILIES
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

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>From - Thu Dec 11 21:40:34 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: A Yoder In Iran??

Please reply to originator:

I am trying to locate Warren Yoder, who was working as an engineer in
Iran in the 1960's. The Peabody Museum currently holds a collection
of Iranian antiquities made by Mr. Yoder between approximately 1963
and 1977. We would like to locate Mr. Yoder or his heirs in order to
resolve questions of ownership to this collection.

Do you happen to know of Warren Yoder or, if not, would it be possible
for you to post an inquiry in your newsletter?

I can be reached by 'phone at 617-495-4298 or by e-mail at
gfisher@husc.harvard.edu.

Thanks very much for your help.

Sincerely,

Genevieve Fisher
Registrar
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
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>From - Wed Dec 17 23:46:47 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Heritage Tours

I had a couple of notes asking that we mention heritage tours which are planned for next
year...both from very reliable and well reputed folk. As our next YNL won't be until
April, I figured I better use the listserver to spread the word.--Chris Yoder, Editor,
YNL

The first is by Lemar and Lois Ann Mast of Mennonite Family History magazine accompanied
by Leroy Beachy. This Mennonite Heritage Tour to Switzerland, Germany, France, Holland,
and Belgium lasts from Apr. 29 to May 19th, 1998. Ask for a free 8-page itinerary to be
mailed to you by writing : masthof@ptdprolog.net.

The second tour is by Dr. Delbert Gratz, retired from Bluffton College.
You can learn the dates and itinerary, or request a brochure by calling 1-800-635-0963
and asking to speak to Tara Slaven. Dr. Gratz, like the Masts, has led heritage tours
yearly and has developed excellent contacts and schedule. He also has offerred that if
enough folks are interested in a "Yoder Tour"...say a group of 25 to 35 people, he could
orchestrate a special tour which concentrates on the points of Yoder heritage. he has
done this twice for the Smucker family and once for the Hochstetler, Ramseyer and
Kreihbiel families.

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>From - Sun Dec 21 23:02:35 1997
From: "Steven A. Braman" <braman@wws.net>
Subject: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to all the Yoder list. Pick up your Christmas card at
http://www.wws.net/sbraman/card.html

Steven A. Braman

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>From - Tue Dec 23 17:40:55 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG

Charles W. Carey wrote:
>
> Dear Yoder cousins,
>
> I gave myself an early Christmas present by ordering Gingerich & Kreider's
> Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies from Masthof in Morgantown, PA.
> (Thank you for the tip, Linda Lantz Dahlberg!) They enclosed a note with
> the book saying this was one of their last copies in stock and apologising
> for possible defects in binding and printing. My copy of AAMG arrived in
> beautiful condition and is truly a monumental work which I am perusing for
> awhile each day.
> It is truely a wonderful work!!!

> Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to organize
> addenda and errata to AAMG? Do the YR*.HTML files available from the Yoder
> Family Archives represent the very latest info available, or are there
> other sources of data of which I should be aware? (The YR*.DOC files at the
> FTP site seem to be dated mostly in Oct 96, so either there's not much new
> info available or it's not being put into those files.)
> Some updates are being assembled...Rachel Kreider, co-author and
YNL Senior Contributing Editor has something going to collect
addenda and corrections....I can't recall what she told me but I'll
drop her a snail mail...

As to the YNL file updates...due to the amount of work the "re-HTML"
new documents, I've been gathering updates and posting them to my
master Yoder records here....the major project for the past 6 months
has been to add a new generation to the Yoder files (folks married
and having a first child by 1900).....I'm about halfway through the
typing right now (about 70 typed pages at this point)
...then I have to merge the new family groups into their correct
place....replace the ftp text files and give Donald time to do
the update of the html.....If I can use my Xmas vacation the way I hope,
we should be ready sometime between mid jan and late Feb.

The files "as of date" will be updated as a part of this cycle.

- Best Holiday wishes, and may you all have a Blessed
Christmas and New Year.....Chris Yoder, YNL

> Thank you, everybody, for the many interesting messages posted to the List
> Server. Although I don't have a lot to contribute I read carefully and
> enjoy everything I receive.
>
> Merry Christmas from Anaheim, CA!
>
> Chuck Carey
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>From - Mon Dec 22 18:13:04 1997
From: MNJS13A@prodigy.com (MRS GRACE W EVANS)
Subject: Re: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG

-- [ From: Grace Evans * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society now holds the rights to AAMG,
and they are working on additions and corrections. I read about this in
the Society's monthly newsletter. I'm not sure that I kept that issue;
but if anyone is interested, I am a member of LMHS and I can get it
there.

A Merry Christmas to all!

Grace Evans
Lancaster PA

-------- REPLY, Original message follows --------

> Date: Monday, 22-Dec-97 12:13 AM
>
> From: Charles W. Carey \ Internet: (cwcarey@earthlink.net)
> To: YODER-L@rootsweb.com (Unlisted Name) \ Internet:
> (yoder-l@rootsweb.com)
>
> Subject: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG
>
> Dear Yoder cousins,
>
> I gave myself an early Christmas present by ordering Gingerich &
Kreider's
> Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies from Masthof in Morgantown, PA.
(Thank
> you for the tip, Linda Lantz Dahlberg!) They enclosed a note with the
book
> saying this was one of their last copies in stock and apologising for
possible
> defects in binding and printing. My copy of AAMG arrived in beautiful
condition
> and is truly a monumental work which I am perusing for awhile each day
..
>
> Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to
organize
> addenda and errata to AAMG? Do the YR*.HTML files available from the
Yoder
> Family Archives represent the very latest info available, or are there
other
> sources of data of which I should be aware? (The YR*.DOC files at the
FTP site
> seem to be dated mostly in Oct 96, so either there's not much new info
> available or it's not being put into those files.)
>
> Thank you, everybody, for the many interesting messages posted to the
List
> Server. Although I don't have a lot to contribute I read carefully and
enjoy
> everything I receive.
>
> Merry Christmas from Anaheim, CA!
>
> Chuck Carey
--
Grace Evans
Lancaster PA
mnjs13a@prodigy.com

 

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>From - Mon Dec 22 18:13:02 1997
From: "Charles W. Carey" <cwcarey@earthlink.net>
Subject: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG

Dear Yoder cousins,

I gave myself an early Christmas present by ordering Gingerich & Kreider's
Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies from Masthof in Morgantown, PA.
(Thank you for the tip, Linda Lantz Dahlberg!) They enclosed a note with
the book saying this was one of their last copies in stock and apologising
for possible defects in binding and printing. My copy of AAMG arrived in
beautiful condition and is truly a monumental work which I am perusing for
awhile each day.

Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to organize
addenda and errata to AAMG? Do the YR*.HTML files available from the Yoder
Family Archives represent the very latest info available, or are there
other sources of data of which I should be aware? (The YR*.DOC files at the
FTP site seem to be dated mostly in Oct 96, so either there's not much new
info available or it's not being put into those files.)

Thank you, everybody, for the many interesting messages posted to the List
Server. Although I don't have a lot to contribute I read carefully and
enjoy everything I receive.

Merry Christmas from Anaheim, CA!

Chuck Carey

==== YODER Mailing List ====

>From - Tue Dec 23 17:45:46 1997
From: ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Yoder, Sam 1850 Union co, PA

Chuck had a good point on informing all on updates, omissions, etc.

Add the following to the 1850 Census, Union co, PA: White Deer twp;
p205 1118/1159
Samuel Yoder 66 m farmer
Ester 65
Benival 30
Samuel 26
Matilda 20
Emeline 16

Would like to hear from anyone researching this branch.
Estella

 

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>From - Tue Dec 23 17:45:48 1997
From: JoeMiller <JoeMiller@aol.com>
Subject: Re: YODER-D Digest V97 #65
In a message dated 97-12-22, Charles W. Carey writes:

> Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to organize
> addenda and errata to AAMG?

The current Lancaster Mennonite Historical Library "Mirror" (newsletter) says:
"Rachel W. Kreider of Goshen, Indiana, and Hugh F. Gingerich, Kensington,
Maryland, recently transferred to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
copyright privileges for their 858-page genealogical reference work, Amish and
Amish Mennonite Genealogies, which is almost out of print. In addition,
Gingerich recently transferred to the Society his personal research papers,
which served in part as a basis for this book.
"The Society has appointed its genealogist, David J. Rempel Smucker, to head
the project to compile corrections for publication in either a separate volume
and/or in a second edition of the book...
"Smucker solicits all possible corrections to the first edition in writing.
They should be sent to him in care of the Amish/Mennonite Genealogy Project,
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA
17602-1499.
"Only corrections with clear documentation will be included in any future
publication, but all possible corrections are requested for the benefit of
researchers. Rachel Kreider and Kenneth Heeter of Bel Air, Maryland, have been
compiling an ongoing record of additions and corrections, and Kreider will
continue to play a role in their evaluation."

Joe Miller
Norristown, PA

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>From - Tue Dec 23 17:45:53 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG

Charles W. Carey wrote:
>
> Dear Yoder cousins,
>
> I gave myself an early Christmas present by ordering Gingerich & Kreider's
> Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies from Masthof in Morgantown, PA.
> (Thank you for the tip, Linda Lantz Dahlberg!) They enclosed a note with
> the book saying this was one of their last copies in stock and apologising
> for possible defects in binding and printing. My copy of AAMG arrived in
> beautiful condition and is truly a monumental work which I am perusing for
> awhile each day.
> It is truely a wonderful work!!!

> Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to organize
> addenda and errata to AAMG? Do the YR*.HTML files available from the Yoder
> Family Archives represent the very latest info available, or are there
> other sources of data of which I should be aware? (The YR*.DOC files at the
> FTP site seem to be dated mostly in Oct 96, so either there's not much new
> info available or it's not being put into those files.)
> Some updates are being assembled...Rachel Kreider, co-author and
YNL Senior Contributing Editor has something going to collect
addenda and corrections....I can't recall what she told me but I'll
drop her a snail mail...

As to the YNL file updates...due to the amount of work the "re-HTML"
new documents, I've been gathering updates and posting them to my
master Yoder records here....the major project for the past 6 months
has been to add a new generation to the Yoder files (folks married
and having a first child by 1900).....I'm about halfway through the
typing right now (about 70 typed pages at this point)
...then I have to merge the new family groups into their correct
place....replace the ftp text files and give Donald time to do
the update of the html.....If I can use my Xmas vacation the way I hope,
we should be ready sometime between mid jan and late Feb.

The files "as of date" will be updated as a part of this cycle.

- Best Holiday wishes, and may you all have a Blessed
Christmas and New Year.....Chris Yoder, YNL

> Thank you, everybody, for the many interesting messages posted to the List
> Server. Although I don't have a lot to contribute I read carefully and
> enjoy everything I receive.
>
> Merry Christmas from Anaheim, CA!
>
> Chuck Carey
>
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>From - Tue Dec 23 21:41:47 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: Yoder, Sam 1850 Union co, PA

ekjohnson@worldnet.att.net wrote:
>
> Chuck had a good point on informing all on updates, omissions, etc.
>
> Add the following to the 1850 Census, Union co, PA: White Deer twp;
> p205 1118/1159
> Samuel Yoder 66 m farmer
> Ester 65
> Benival 30
> Samuel 26
> Matilda 20
> Emeline 16
>
> Would like to hear from anyone researching this branch.
> Estella
>

Thanks Estella....I've added Samuel's family to the master file.

Chris Yoder

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>From - Tue Dec 23 21:41:49 1997
From: ChrisYoder <cyoder@mail.tds.net>
Subject: Re: YODER-D Digest V97 #65

JoeMiller wrote:
>
> In a message dated 97-12-22, Charles W. Carey writes:
>
> > Could Chris or anybody else say if there is any ongoing effort to organize
> > addenda and errata to AAMG?
>
> "Smucker solicits all possible corrections to the first edition in writing.
> They should be sent to him in care of the Amish/Mennonite Genealogy Project,
> Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA
> 17602-1499.
> "Only corrections with clear documentation will be included in any future
> publication, but all possible corrections are requested for the benefit of
> researchers. Rachel Kreider and Kenneth Heeter of Bel Air, Maryland, have been
> compiling an ongoing record of additions and corrections, and Kreider will
> continue to play a role in their evaluation."
>
> Joe Miller
> Norristown, PA
>

Thank for the update Joe! I hadn't seen this in print....Ken Heeter is the
nephew of Ben Yoder (YNL Co-founder) and I knew was working with Rachel at
one point...but it has been a while since she and I talked about the AAMG
update.

Chris

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>From - Tue Dec 23 21:41:57 1997
From: "Charles W. Carey" <cwcarey@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Gingerich-Kreider AAMG

Chris,

Thank you for the information which you posted on YODER-L in response to my
query. As a newcomer to the List, I wasn't aware of projects which may have
been common knowledge to others. I'm looking forward to updates to AAMG
and/or updated files being made available at the Yoder family history site.

Merry Christmas!
Chuck Carey
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