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Berks County, Pennsylvania - File #3



BERKS WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS: Compiled by Richard H Yoder,
Bechtelsville, PA in 1994. Focus of on extract on property transfers.



DB 634-P144- date of trans- 25 Aug 1818- recorded 1926
Daniel Yoder (OY424) and wife Mary of Pike Twsp to Solomon Yerger (wf
Susanna Oyster). 2 tracts of land- 85 acres 60 perches, and 17 acres 100
perches.

DB 622 P684 date of trans- 1845 recorded 1926
Abraham Yoder (OH1325) and wife Elizabeth to George Yoder- 2 tracts in
Pike Twp. It being same tract which Solomon Yerger 17 Mar 1829 did grant
to Abraham Yoder and wife Elizabeth- Containing 85 acres 60 perches.
The other tract- beginning at a stone- corner of Dr. Wm. Herbst.
Containing 16 acres 143 perches- it being part of residue of 90 acres of land
Patent dated 26 Mar 1806 did grant & confirm to Daniel Oyster who gave it to
his son Charles Oyster who with wife Margaretha by their joint indenture 9
Aug ___ did confirm unto Abraham and Elizabeth.
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Berks Reg of Wills- Administration 1852
John Yoder (OH13214) of Pike Twp-widow Lydia-renounced-20 Apr 1852
Gideon Hoch appt Administrator.
Inventory & appraisement signed and dated 24 Apr 1852 by Abraham
Yoder and Ezra Yorgey.
Inventory claimed by widow "Lydia" Aug 20,1852-$300 widow allowance
Petition for order of sale of the tract of real estate of John Yoder- Aug 4,
1852 Orphan Court. Sale on Saturday 28 Aug 1852.
Apr 8, 1853 Orphan Court- Gideon Hoch asked Abraham Y Yoder for
$2180.

Order for Sale- Real Estate of John Yoder deceased- petition of Gideon High
Orphan Court at Reading on 4 Aug 1852- John Yoder died intestate on or
about 15 Apr 1852 leaving a widow Lydia and children Susan, Samuel, Mary,
Margaret, Sarah Adaline and ______ in his demise as offer & in the following
real estate, a messuage tenement (house) store stand, tavern & tract of land
situated in Pike Pike township, Berks, adjoining lands of John Bechtel,
Nathan Yoder, henry Carl & others containing 30 acres +/-. The legal title of
said tract being Daniel Bertolet who sold the same by article dated Sept. 23,
1850 to John Yoder for $2200 upon which John Yoder paid $400.

DB 431 P544 1 Apr 1895- recorded 1915
Abraham Y Yoder (OH13255) & wife Mary of Pike Twp of the first part to
Peter Carl and wife Viletta (nee Yoder) of Pike of the second part, containing
41 acres 149 perches, it being the same which Daniel Bertolet by article of
agreement dated 23 Sep 1850 agreed unto John Yoder and since the death of
said John Yoder has been sold by his administrator to Abraham Y Yoder for
the payment of debt of the said John Yoder.
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Reg. of Wills- file folder containing administration & wills

Samuel Yoder (OH13) died 1771. Admin Vol # P65
Land adjacent John Lesher (late Gabriel Boyer) John Yoder, Thomas Lee &
Jacob Caughman & Manatawny creek- containing 112 acres w/o allowance
for roads, etc. AND the other tract of land situate in Oley Hills adjoining land
of John Yoder & Jacob Roads & vacant lands- containing 54 1/2 acres w/o
allowance for roads, etc.

Obligation ___ George Yoder et al to Daniel Bertolet, Guard. of Abraham
Yoder. George Yoder, John Yoder the younger & Peter Yoder pd to Daniel
Levan for the use of the said minor David Yoder the full sum of 158 pounds, 5
shillings and 8 pence which is the share part of the said minor David Yoder.

Same as above- John Bertolet- for the use of minor Peter Yoder 105 lbs, 11
shillings, & 2 pence.

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Extracts from files 1700-1800

Data in alphabetical sequence by first name.
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Christian- (YR12) -1772- Bern
Barbara- widow- renounced- Johannes Joder & Jacob Gindelsperger both
Bern, granted letters of Admin.
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John 1754- ? Inventory
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John (OH1) -1779- Oley wf Elizabeth. Will dated 1779-
To my son Daniel, son John, son Peter
To my grandaughter Barbara Morgan, Grandaughter Hanna Vogt.
Constitute & appt John Pott of Rockland & my step-son George Keim of
Oley township.
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Samuel (OH13) -1771- Oley wf Elizabeth
Left several children, 3 of whom, to wit: Peter, David, & Abraham are
minors under 14.
Petition of George- son of Samuel-
leaving widow Elizabeth and 5 children to wit: the petitioner George,
Peter, David, Abraham & Mary have the following real estate, to wit:
a certain messuage plantation & tract of land in Oley twsp adjoining the
lands of John lesher (late), Gabriel Boyer, John Yoder, Thomas Lee, & Jacob
Caughman and the maxatawny creek containing 112 acres with allowances for
roads.
and 1 other tract in Oley Hills adj land of John Yoder, Jacob Roads, and
vacant lands containing 54 1/2 acres.
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Sarah (w/o OH11) -1797- Bern-
David Yoder, son of Sarah decd, late of the borough of Reading, Inventory.
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Extracts from files 1800-1850

Data in alphabetical sequence by first name.
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Abraham (OH1325) -

Abraham (OY44?) - 1843- Inventory filed Dec. 18, 1843 of Rockland
Letter of Adm to David Drey, son in law
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Ann (?w/o OY42) - 1824- late of Douglas twp, Berks
Inventory- funeral expenses $9.36
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Barbara - 1822- Inventory of Estate- In German, late of Heidelberg Twp
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Benneville (prob OY45b) - 1840- petition of Benneville Yoder to make choice
of guardian- above age 14- name Joshua Hoch- Township- Rockland
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Catherine -1827- Earl Twp- Letter of testatment- to exec of will granted
Daniel Weidner- a son-in-law the exec. To my dau intermarried Daniel
Weidner.
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Catherine -1848- of Oley Twp- Inventory.
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Daniel (OH12) -1800- Union Twp, Berks. John Yocum & Moses Yocum both
of Douglas Twp, Berks. Sons-in-law of Daniel. Daniel died intestate leaving
children: Mary wife of John Yocum, Susanna wife of Moses Yocum, and Ann
who is nmarried- Land in Union Twnshp.
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Daniel (OH111) - wf Margaret Vol 5 p 374
To dau Catherine, lot of ground in Borough of Reading 7 marked in the
general plans #384 with all buildings.
To son Martin, two tracts:
1st tract including the tanyard (tanner) Partly in Oley, partly Earl twsp,
44 A 91 per
2nd tract in Earl twp-12 A 147 per- & water rights and water ditch
through tract of 44 A 91 per
To son Daniel- remainder of plantation whereon we now live in Oley twsp,
adjoining land given to Martin (above) containing 162 acres
also tract I lately purchased of Jacob Yoder, Part in Oley and part in Earl
wsp containing 18 A 84 p.
also all the remainder of my two continous tracts in Earl twsp- adjoining
land to Martin Yoder 95 A- mentions water race and maintaining dam.
To son John- a tract in Catawissa twsp, Northunberland Co, 306 A 148 per
To son David- a tract in Catawissa twsp, Northumberland Co, 311 A 118
per, land adjoins John's
To sell all my Plantation, sawmill and tract of land called "Yoders Burg"
situate in Brunswick twsp, now Schuylkill Co. containing 237 A 81 per.

In same folder- Petition of Martin Yoder (OH1113)- concerning Daniel
Joder Jr - died in the year 1826 intestate.
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Daniel (OY41)- 1822-Rockland- died April 1822 (This is a very think folder-
RHY)

On one slip:
May 21 1822- it is my wish my son in law Wm Wieidner be Admin. of my
will-- Ester Yoder
It is my wish that my brother Samuel Joder shall Administer in my place for
my father Daniel Joders estate.

9 Aug 1822
Petition of Samuel Yoder one of the sons of Daniel Yoder, late of Rockland
Twsp in the Co aforesaid, yeoman, and of Wm Weidner who is husband of
Susanna, one of the daughters of the deceased Daniel Yoder.

Died intestate- leaving widow Esther & nine children to wit: Jacob, Maria wf
of Daniel Ziegler, Samuel, Elizabeth wf of John Reppert, Esther, Susanna the
wife of Wm Weidner, Catherine wf of Martin Landis, David and Hannah wf
of Jacob Weidner.
Certain messuage plantation- a tract of land situate in Rockland twsp
containing 203 acres bounded by land Michael Barth, Abraham Angstadt,
Daniel Udree & Wm Klauser.
also a parcel of 12 acres at a small distance from the partitian aforesaid
bounded by land of Wm Weidner & Ab. Angstadt also
another messuage plantation & tract of land in same twsp containing 145
acres bounded by lands of Jacob Yoder, Abraham Yoder, Jacob Rock (?) and
Abraham Hoch.
also a parcel of woodland in same twsp bounded bu John Keim, Barbara
Griesemer, Jacob Keim, & Jacob Beiber (?) containing 45 acres.

Inquisition:
Indented & taken at the dwelling house of Daniel Yoder, decd of Rockland
twsp 21 Sept 1822. They went to and among the lands & tenements of which
Daniel Yoder could not be parted & divided to and among the widow and all
the children of the deceased without prejudice to or spoiling the whole, and
the inquest aforesaid--- the said lands & tenements with their appurtanances
will accomodate 5 of the children of the said deceased, that is to say att that
certain messuage or tenement & tract in Rockland by Daniel Undree, Ab.
Angstadt, etc-- containing 110 acres 83 per +/-.
one other tract in Rockland- 19 acres 104 perches
one other tract in Rockland- 4 acres 17 per. by land intended for
Jacob D Yoder
one a certain massuage tenement in Rockland by land intended for
David Yoder, also intended for Jacob D Yoder containing 61A 24P.
one other tract in Rockland- containing 18 A 136 P
one other tract in Rockland woodland 12A 59P
one other tract Mess. or tenement -145A +/-
one other tract Mess. or tenement -45 A +/-

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Daniel Yoder J (OH1112)-1826- Oley- Martin Yoder & Solomon Peter Adm.
Renunciation of Margaret Yoder- mother of Daniel (1826). The petition of
Martin and John Yoder of Oley twsp. Died intestate and without issue, but
leaving brothers & sisters and the children of one sister and also a mother,
namely: Martin Yoder, John Yoder, David Yoder, Catherine Yoder (spinster),
Mary Yoder m Philip Deturk, Margaret m Solomon Peter and Daniel Knabb, ?
Knabb, Jacob Knabb, Peggy Knabb, Cath. Knabb & Hannah Knabb, 6
children representing Hannah Yoder intermarried with Jacob Knabb.
a certain tract of land Oley twsp adj Martin Yoder, Isaac Lee, Thomas Lee
& John Yoder containing 162 A +/-.
also a tract part in Oley & Earl twsp adj Philip Deturk, Isaac Cleaver &
John Yoder contain 18 A 84 Per strict measure.
also 2 contensus tracts of land in Earl Twp adj John Yoder, Wm Miller,
Geo Schall, Daniel ?, Wm Lee and Martin Yoder contain 95 A +/-, the
aforesaid tracts being the same the said Daniel by the last will & test. of his
decd father.

Inquisition on the above:
Annexed diagram marked A= 196 1/4 A 162
Annexed diagram marked B= 98 1/2 A 18 a 84 p
________ 95
294 3/4 A _____
275 A
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Ester Yoder-(w/o OY41)- 1828- Rockland twsp- Inventory- The Acct of Jacob
D Yoder- Adm. of the estate of Esther Yoder/widow/deceased.
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Eve Yoder (OH14)- 1819- Oley- Letter Testamentary granted to John Yoder
(son) and Martin Yoder (relative). Widow of Peter Yoder. Bequeathed
amongst my 4 surviving sons, namely: Hannah Schroeder, Mary Focht, John
Yoder and Jacob Yoder.
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George (OH132)- 1833- Oley- vol 7 p 139, written 3 Sept 1826
Will- Auditors acct by Wm & Ab Yoder, Samuel Moyer
Page 1- Wife Mary Yoder- The use of the new addition I lately built to the
west end of my present dwelling. Son William- 46 acres 43 perches in Earl
Township.
Page 2- To my son Samuel- tract of land whereon he now liveth, situate in
Pike township containing 54 acres.
Page 3- and after he (Samuel) and wife die, the land goes to the children of
Samuel.
Whereas I have sold & by indenture bearing date 24 March 1818 to my son
William, 4 tracts of land situate in Oley, Earl & Pike twnsp- containing
together 208 acres 154 perches.
I have also sold & by indenture on the same date to my son Abraham a
certain tract containing Grist mill, saw mill & tract of land situate in Upper
Mahantango twp, Sch. Co, containing 250 acres.
Likewise by indenture on the same date sold & conveyed to my son-in-law
Samuel moyer 7 Elizabeth his wife, a certain tract in Upper Mahantango Twsp
containing 130 acres 107 perches.
I give and bequeath to Elizabeth (widow) of my son George Yoder decd the
free use of 1 house and barn, her choice of 2 houses & barns erected on certain
tract in Upper Mahantango twsp. Containing 376 acres 36 perches adjoining
lands of samuel Ely, Wm Witman, Abraham Yoder Jr. If widow remarrys, the
same land, etc goes to the children of my son George Yoder (deceased).
Give to my daughter Mary (wife of Abraham Ritter) a tract of land I
purchased from Jacob Schrater, containing 58 acres.
page 4- to my son Samuel Yoder- 500 pounds.
To my 5 children: William, Abraham, Samuel, Elizabeth & Mary. My
daughter Esther wf of Henry Schraeckengast (dseceased) leaving no children.
Codicil Dated 14 Dec 1835 (sic?)- To dau Mary (wf Abraham Ritter) tract
which I purchased from Christian Layman situate in Bern twsp containing 25
acres.
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George (OH132)- 1846- Oley (date of death of widow)
Inventory of estate filed May 16, 1846 (this is all in the file) by Jacob
Reider & Daniel Griesemer.
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George Yoder (OH13211)- 1850-Pike
wf Hannah Yoder renounced- died intestate. Named Benjamin A Yoder,
Jesse Gerhard of Pike and Adam Diener of Earl.
Died intestate on or about 26 Jun, 1850 leaving widow Hannah & 9
children: Benjamin, Augustus, Wm, Sarah Ann, Franklin, Daniel, Hannah
Amanda; Hetty & Betsy.
a tract in Pike 26 A +/-
also containing about 5 acres
also about 1 acre adj Dan. Drumheller (?sp) & others.
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Jacob (OY4) -1804- Rockland- will- no property description.
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Jacob (?) -1815- Heidelberg- Admin to Jacob- son of Jacob (decd) & John
Hemmig -no land mentioned.
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Jacob (OY172)- 1826- Oley- Will- wf Charlotte- tract of land whereon I dwell.
Bounded by lands of late John Yoder, Geo Focht + others- 116 acrea +/-.
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Jacob (OY45) -1837- Rockland- Will (in German-but not script) 4 pages.
Petition of Mary Ann & Benneville, children of the above for guardian. The
account of Reuben Yoder, Henry Heffner, and Gideon Yoder- Exec of Jacobs
estate.
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Jacob (AL) -1842-Tulpehocken- Will in German
Dispersments- household goods divided among John Yotter, John Swavely,
Philip Brown, Anna Yotter, Elizabeth Moyer, & Veronica Yotter according to
directions of last will and testament. Plus a long list of cash disbursements.
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Jacob (YR1772) -1848- Maidencreek- Petition of John Yoder, an uncle of
Jacob, a minor child. The said Jacob died about 5 ?. Left issue: John, Joseph,
Mary & Jacob with the last named under 14.
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Jacob D. (OY411) -1830- Rockland- Renunciation of Susanna Yoder (widow
of Jacob D) her wish that Jacob Weidner be appt Adm. Petition- all under 14,
namely Elizabeth, Catherine Ann, Henry, Daniel, and Fayetta.
Inventory lists: Recd of Gideon Angstadt for a messuage and about 79 acres
of land.
Acct of Daniel Ludwig: Guardian of Henry, Daniel & Hetty- children of
Jacob (decd).
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John (YR17) -1807- Bern- Will, to oldest son David- land which he already in
possesion & lives on in Mifflin Co.
Give to my sons Johannes & Jacob myplantation of 343 acres +/- of which I
have already given them a letter or deed.
Money to 6 daughters: Freny (single), Anna Gerber wf of Christian Gerber,
Magdalene Gerber wf of Abraham Gerber, Elizabeth Kurtz wf of Stephen
Kurtz, Sara Kaufman wf of Daniel Kaufman, Catherine (single), & to my
grandchildren of my defunct daughter Barbara Vinegi wf of Jacob Vinegi.
Give to my wf Ann- shall have right to dwell in house, etc & two sons John
& Jacob must provide. After her death, estate to be divided among 3 sons and
6 dau.
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John (OY1) -1812- Oley- Will

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John (?OY11) -1817- Borough of Reading- Will in German Script
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John (OH145) -1820-Oley- Adm. Intestate
Petition of Catherine Joder, widow of John. Left issue of 9 children, 6 of
whom are Peter, Sarah, Gideon, Benneville, John and Daniel are minors under
14.
Petition of Martin and John ? Adm. states personal property is insufficient
for the payments of debts.
Certain messuage tenement and tracts of land situate in Pike twsp
containing 28 acres, sale of part of real estate of John Yoder containing 28
acres- sold to George Oyster for $911.03 21 May 1824.
Public auction- containing 61 acres in Earl Twp to Tobias Shale(?) of Oley
Twp- $580; also a tract in District 32 acres to John ? -$342.
Peter recd (bought through Gdn) 92 A 38 per- Earl twsp.
Petition of Isaac leaving 9 children to wit:Hannah wf of Wm Antrim,
Maria, Peter, Sarah, Gideon, Benneville who are minors over 14 and Daniel &
John under 14 and the following real estate to wit: a certain messuage & tract
of land situate in Oley twsp containing 168 acres +/- adj John Yoder, Samuel
Lee, John & David Yoder & Charlotte Yoder and others and also 50 acres in
Oley twsp and also a certain messuage tenement & tract of land in Earl twsp
92 acres +/- adj lands of Michael ?Martz, Geo. Yoder, Andrew Vilant(sp?),
late Frederick Spang & late Henry Diener & others. Request to make partition
of property. -- petition of Isaac Yoder
Inquisition: taken at the dwelling House of late John Yoder on th 11 Sept
1827: 92 acres 53 per diagram B
22 acres 132 per
81 acres 127 per
A letter to Orphan Court by Isaac- letter dated 14 Aug 1849 mentions two,
Peter and Daniel now deceased.
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John -1827- Earl
A petition by John Cunnius on behalf of Sarah a lunatic.
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Martin (OH1113) -1837-Oley Intestate.
Renunciation of wf Susanna. David and Solomon named Admin.
Petition of martin, son of Martin, who is a minor over 14.
Petition of David & Solomon two of the sins of the late Martin leaving 4
children: David, Solomon, Martin, an infant, and Mary m to George Kemp.
Real estate as follows:
#1 plantation & tract of land containing ?170 acres +/- in Oley Twsp adj
lands of Gen Daniel Udree, Soloman Peter & other.
#2 a tract of pasture land 56 acres +/- adjoining the foregoing tracts &
lands of Daniel Briol (sp?) & others.
#3 a plantation & tract of land 84 acres +/- in Oley twsp adj lands of
John & Daniel Yoder, Isaac Yoder, David Miller & others.
#4 a tract of ? Sprout Land 45 A +/- in Rockland twsp adj lands of
Solomon Peter.
#5 a tract 35 A +/- in Pike twsp adj Jeremiah Lee & Daniel Oyster
#6 a tract 16 A in Pike twsp by Geo Moser, Wm Walter & others
#7 a tract 18 A in Rockland
Inquisition: Gives description of all above plots
172 acres 102 per- diagram #1
42 A 54 per- strict measure diagram #4
56 A 14 per " " " #2
81 A 144 per " " " #3&5
25 A 61 per " " " #3&5
16 A 108 per " " " #6
17 A 132 per " " " #7
10 Mar 1837
Daniel Yoder, the eldest son- #3&5
Solomon, the next eldest #2&6
George D B Keim, guardian of Martin- #1&4
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Mary -1847-Oley- Admin
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Peter (OH14) -1809- Oley Adm
wf Eve Vol 5 p245
To son John, my present plantation 7 tract in Oley twsp-168 acres, also
piece of woodland Esat District twsp 32 acres.
also other tract of land 50 acres Earl twsp
also other tract of land 97 acres "
also other tract of land 31 acres "
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Peter (OY42) -1817- Pike wf Ann intestate
7 children: Hannah m Ab. Minsh
Esther m Daniel Focht
Daniel- the partitioner
Elizabeth- Ab. Strom
George, Sarah & Mary in their minority
& Representatives being the children of Benjamin Yoder
decd to wit: Wm, Daniel & Abigail all in minority
tract of land & messuage plantation in Pike (formerly District containing
156 acres by lands of George Oyster, Henry Hess, Henry Moyer & Michael
Hertline
also tract in Pike 51 A 37 per
Inquisition (1818)- containing 83 A20 per Diagram #2
21 A 8 per (after deducting 16 A conveyed to Daniel
Klock)- Diagram #1
85 A 61 per - Diagram #2
16 A 100 per- Diagram #4
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Peter (OY1454) -1834-late of Oley, late of Exeter
wf Elizabeth- widow renounced. Isaac Yoder of Oley twsp Adm.
Sell property. Messuage tenement & tract of land in Exeter twsp containing
approx 107 acres adj land of Samuel Dieter, ___ Klas, Dr. Miller & others
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Reuben (OY454) -1838- Rockland twsp. wf Magdalena- renounced. Adm
John Deysher, Samuel Schlegel & Dan Kauffman. 9 children: Sarah,
Florentina, Caroline, Hannah, Jacob, Maria, Jonathan, Esther, Catherine all
minors under 14.
tract of land-Rockland- containing 2 1/2 acres
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Samuel (?OY17?) - 1811- Oley widow Catherine
a son John mentioned
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Samuel (OH1321) -1828- Pike
?Letter of Adm to Abraham (?) - a son & John Delaamp
?Will- all my property unto my sons George and John except my dau
Elizabeth, & I appoint my son George (renounced later) & my friend John
Delaamp Executor.
Petition of Jese Yoder of Pike is a minor Beyond (sic?) 16 yrs of age.
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Sarah -1837- Petition
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Sarah document dated 1838
Frederick Yoder of Upper Bern, Adm of Sarah
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Susanna (w/o OH1113) -1844 Oley widow of Martin- late of Oley. Will-
Names Martin Yoder (son) as Exec. I give unto my youngest son Martin the
pasture land in Rockland containing 34 acres +/-. I give the residue of my
estate unto my 4 children namely David, Solomon, Mary m George Kemp,
and Martin.
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Extracts from files 1850 forward:

Aaron S (OH14527)-1883- Reading- Fanny- Adm- widow.
real estate- a 2 story brick house with a two story back building- situate on
the N side of Chestnt St #1207

Abraham (OH1325) -1864 Pike wf Elizabeth
Will- Nathan, Solomon, Benneville, George, Abraham, Susanna, wf of
Charles Renninger, Maria m Benj. Rohrbach, Elizabeth m Jacob Reider,
Sophia m Nathan Landis
To wf Eliz- use of present home mentioned in certain agreement with son
Nathan dated 14 Dec 1852.

Ann 1857 (d/o AL) Marion twsp. Admin John Yoder

Benjamin (YR1779) 1878 Centre twsp- leaving no widow. aff. of death 5 Oct
1878 3 am. Admin Reuben Yoder & George Yoder. Petitions of Malinda
Yoder, Benjamin and Joseph Yoder over 14, and of Annie and john Yoder
under 14 by Charles Yoder (a brother).
Order of partition-
All that certain tract on public road leading from Shoemakersville to
Centreport of Centre twsp contaning 95a 120 per.
Leaving issue: George S, Charles S, Malinda, Benjamin, Joseph, Annie,
John, the last 4 named in their minority.

Catherine (w/o OY433)- 1875 late of Heidelberg twsp. aff. of death 11 Jan
1875 at 3 1/2 o'clock pm. Widow of Jacob Yoder. to daughter Esther (wf of
Thomas Weinrick).

Daniel (BF)- 1864- Penn Twp wf Mary renounced. appt John Holsman.
Petition of Frederick Yoder, son of daniel late of Tulpehocken twsp, over 14
years. dated 19 Apr 1870.
Petitins of Amelia and Henry A Yoder minors. Petition of Laura Yoder
under 14 by he mother Mary.

David (OH1119) - 1881 Oley- aff of death 26 Oct 1881 1000pm.
I bequeath to my 2 dau Mary B and Hannah B (#1) tract of farm land with
all the improvements, houses, barns, out house, saw mill, and choping mill
stone, quarry and lime kilns containing 95 acres 59 per,
(#2) Containing 65 acres 82 per bequeath to dau Sarah Guilden, widow of
Abraham Guilden, (#3) containing 41 acres 116 per to dau Margaret Levan,
widow of George Levan- after death to son Daniel B., Mary B & Hannah
and all my lands in Pike Twsp
(#1) containing 59 A 59 per w/ stone dwelling house, barn and other out
buildings. to dau Catherine Schaffer, widow of Nathan Schaffer.
(#2) 45 A 107 per to my son Daniel B.
appt son Daniel B & dau Mary b.

Eliza (?w/o YR1773)- 1853- Maidencreek- deceased at the time of her death-
? late of Cumru twsp. Acct of Emanuel Yoder- Adm.

Elizabeth (OH1325)- 1875- Pike widow of Abraham. Aff. of death 8 Sept
1875 __ pm. Will. Susanna wf of Charles Renniger, Mary wf of Benjamin
Rohrbach, Elizabeth wf of Jacob Reider and ? wf of Nathan Landis. Nathan
Yoder, Solomon Y Yoder, Beneville Y Yoder, George Y Yoder and Abraham
Y Yoder.

George S (OH13244)- 1876- Oley, wf Matilda renounced. Appt H Kaufman.
Affidavit of death 13 Nov 1876 at 515am

Isaac (OH1452)- 1883- Oley wf Lydia renounced. Named son Henry S Yoder
Admin. Wm S Yoder minor child of Isaac- Isaac Certolet named Gdn.

Jacob (OY433)- 1861- Lower Heidelberg wf Catherine. Will translated from
German. Land-some 11 or 12 acres. 9 children- James, Amos, Wm, Johannes,
Daniel, Catherina, Esther, Benneville, James- name mentioned twice. petition
of Benneville above 14.

Jacob R (YR17a5) -1881 (big folder)- Centre Twsp afd of death 26 Sept 1881
8am. wf mary. 7 children: Tinnah m Adam Rentschler, Rebecca, Levi,
Cornelius, Aaron, John, Reuben. I appoint my brother Reuben of Centre Twsp.
Petition of John K and Reuben K minors over 14.
#1 tract- messuage tenement & tract- on public road containing 91 acres 81
per.
#2 tract- described as #7, 63 acres 68 per.
#3 in Upper Bern- 6 acres 115 per.

Jacob 1886- Washington twsp- Inventory.
Admin Reuben Yoder & Joseph D Moyer

James (OY4336)- 1867 wf Mary. Petition of Sarah Yoder over 14 and Alice
under 14 (later married George Ranck), minor daughters of James Yoder of
Heidelberg.

John (OH13214)- 1852- Pike twsp. died on or about 15 Apr 1852. wf Lydia
renounced. Abraham Yoder & Ezra D Yorgy Admin. Leaving children:
Susan, Samuel, Mary, Margaret, Sarah, & Adaline. Land in Pike twsp by John
Bechtel, Nathan Yoder, Henry Carl & others containing 30 acres +/-, the legal
title of said tract being in Daniel F Bertolet who sold same by article dated
Sept 23, 1850 to John Yoder.

John (YR177) 1853 Centre twsp. Letter of testamentary to John & Emanuel
Yoder (sons) (the other executor Samuel Yoder having renounced) Will in
German. English translation: wf veronica, son Johannes, Emanuel, Benjamin.
to Elizabeth Yoder, widow of my decd son Jacob. Divided among my 11
children: Samuel, Johannes, Emanuel, Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob's children,
Judith m J. Konig, her children Lydia, Barbara m Wm Klein, Maria m Johann
Becker & Carolina.

John (OY434) 1853- Richmond Twsp wf Magdalena. Inventory.
petition of Magdalena Yoder- widow of John Yoder for her 2 minor
children under 14, Seneca Yoder and Hannah Matilda Yoder. Petition for
guardian: Obadiah Yoder, Hannah Matilda, Mary Ann, Charity Ann,
Seneca.Jan 5, 1855.

John Yotter (AL4)- 1863- Marion Twsp. Will wf Catherine. 2 dau Catherine
& Elizabeth. Property 117 acres.

John-1870- Oley Inventory
Isaac Yoder & James Brumbach Execs. ? Acct of George K Levan & Daniel
B Yoder

John (OY4334)- 1871 Wernersville, Lower Heidelberg Twsp- wife Elizabeth
H renounced. request appt of Amos Yoder.

Joseph -1857- Bethel twsp- Wm Klein Admin- Inventory

Magdalena (OY434)- Muhlenberg twsp. To son John Yoder, Solomon,
George, Betty Sitler, Hetty Weidenhammer, Charity Gass & Hannh Swope.
and to the children of my deceased son Seneca and to the one child of my
daughter Mary Berk.

Mary (d/o OH13242)- 1876 Colebrookdale- died 23 Nov 1876 at 1:35 pm
Jacob S Yoder Adm of Mary Yoder

Susanna (w/o YR17a6)- 1867- a petition of James, Israel, Emma, Tamser,
Jacob & Harrison and Absalom Yoder by their father Reuben Yoder for a
guardian. the Court appted Daniel Christ. Petitions of Ellen Yoder and David
Yoder, above 14, for a Guardian- appted Daniel Christ.

Susanna (w/o OH1324)-1874 Oley- widow of William Yoder. Susanna died in
Oley Twsp 29 Oct 1874 about 11 o'clock. last will of Susanna proven 14 Nov
1874 & codicil- I give and bequeath, at the death of george S Yoder, unto my
sons: Jacob S Yoder, Wm S Yoder, Joseph S Yoder, Margaret Clouser, widow,
Mary Johnson & Hannah Peters

Thomas H (AR5) -1876 Reading died 25 Jan 1876. wf Kate L renounced-
desire her brother Henry L Ritter be appt. Henry lives in Colebrookdale twsp.
Benneville Yoder of Colebrookdale- guardian of Kate Yoder.?? Guardian of
Kate Ritter, a minor child of Thomas H Yoder Petition of Kate Yoder by her
mother Kate L Yoder for appt of Gdn. Guardian bond of Henry L Ritter for
Kate Matilda Yoder.

Veronica (AL8) Marion twsp- single woman.
Inventory. Dispersement to many.

William (OH1324)-1858- Oley Twsp, wf Susanna renounced- desire that
Jacob S Yoder and William be appointed Admin. died intestate.
Petition- seven children: Jacob S Yoder, George S, Wm, Joseph S,
Margaretta Kaufman, Mary wf of Nicholas Johnson and Hannah wf of David
Y Peters.
All that certain messuage Tenement & tract of land in Oley twsp by lands
of David Herbine, Joel Levan, Hiram Cleaver, Obediah Y Peters, John
Guilden & Isaac Kaufman containing 113 acres +/-.
also another tract in Earl Twsp containing 70 acres +/-.
also anotehr tract in Pike twsp containing 26 acres +/-.

Such partition CAN be made without prejudice:
113 acres 140 per. diagram A $9565.50 to George S Yoder
14 acres 120 per. diagram B $350 to David Y Peters
Earl 27 acres 30 per. diagram C $707.05 to William Yoder
" 16 acres 120 per. diagram D $750.75 to William Yoder
" 12 acres 70 per. diagram E $199.00 to William Yoder
Pike 13 acres 120 per. diagram F $426.25 to George S Yoder
" 11 acres 50 per. diagram G $294.12 to George S Yoder

William (OH13248)-1873- Washington Twsp, wife Elveneaw H Yoder
renounced. request grant letter of admin to my brother J H Muthart of
Reading. Inventory.
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Pleasantville 9 Dec 1851 Misc Bk Vol9 P 259

Isaac Yoder and wife Lydia owing to misfortune in business and unable to pay creditors but was desirous of distributing his real and personal estate among them justly and without preferences.

Atty Jacob Levengood of Reading
Pleasantville Hotel 74 A 70 Per
40 A
24 A
35 A
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173 A on South side Rt 73- boundary line
sold off tracts, village began

Isaac to Pleasantville School DB58-513 10 Nov 1851 "Common School of Oley Twsp"

David (OH1119) to Odd Fellows Hall DB67-385 2 Nov 1856 "Odd Fellow Lodge #318"

Show property layout before Isaac's bankruptcy.


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