NOTE: this onlline version of YNL44 is broken up into sections, because of the large number of photos used to illustrate some of the stories. Navigation buttons are provided.
According to the National
Park Service, "Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million
steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the
United States through the port of New York were legally and medically
inspected at Ellis Island. Reopened on September 10, 1990 after
a massive restoration, the Main Building on Ellis Island is now
a museum dedicated to the history of immigration and the important
role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."
We've extracted the information regarding all the Yoders shown between 1893 and 1924, (click here to view the list) and are including them in this edition. For a number of these folks, we have been able to identify their "Yoder ID" number. If our readers can add to these identifications, please send your information along, and we'll update information at the Yoder Homepage for this YNL Issue.
COMMENTS ON YODER PASSENGERS:
--Charles F. Yoder (YR12a3214) , a missionary who was featured in YNL 39. "In the service of the Foreign Missionary Society (FMS), Yoder investigated the potential for mission work in Persia (Iran), May-July, 1905. War and uncertain political conditions brought his trip to a premature end. Yoder recommended against sending additional missionaries to Persia." He is shown returning from England in 1905, and then returning from Argentina with his family 1923.
--Sanford C. Yoder, featured in YNL 13, later President of Goshen College, was appointed to the Mennonite Mission Board in 1917 and spent time in Argentina. The Ellis Island records show his arrival from Panama in 1920.
--Christian H. Yoder (YRB1781) moved from Logan Co., Oh to Omaja, Cuba in 1908. His son Dwight appears in 1908 and 1910 and Christian seems to be the 1913 entry- age matches although the Allenville, Pa reference seems off.
--Dr. Peter A. Yoder (YR2337a7) and wife Amelia arrive back from Germany in 1908 after traveling extensively in Europe, Asia, and Australia, studying Agricultural conditions. Dr. Yoder worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
|Photo of Dr. Peter Yoder, photo taken by wife Amelia. Her handwriting says: "Enjoying a water-melon, fresh from the field at Melbourne, Australia on Christmas Day .Dec. 25- 1907. Much water has passed over the dam, in the 46 years since I made this picture, yet this event is as vivid as the moment I snapped it."|
Ellis Island Photos from National Park Service.
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