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Records from Lehigh and Northampton Counties., PA


LEHIGH County, PA Records- Some from Northampton Co., PA
Copied by Richard H Yoder-Bechtelsville, PA


Unrecorded Deeds-LEHIGH

D130- 1752- Maria Bachman, Henry Bachman, John Joeder Jr and Abraham Clement.

D274- 1856- John Yodder & wife Catherine of Upper Saucon, Lehigh. 20 Mar 1856 to John Harlack, same, it being part of same premises John Yodder bought Jan 7, 1829.

D515- John Johnson of Richmond Twp, Berks & wife Elizabeth to Abraham Yodder & David Grefsman all of twp of Springfield in Co of Bucks. 15 Apr 1842

D386- 24 Feb 1848- David Yodder & wife Susanna of Upper Saucon in Co of Lehigh to Daniel Myers, Enos Erdman, John Buchecher/Buchecper

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

Deed Book 5-87 2 Aug 1817
Ab. Yoder of Upper Saucon & Maria his wife of the one part and Jacob Yoder of the same place. Containing 69 acres 15 perches. same ab. bought 30 Jan 1799 from Philip Gerfringer & Barbar wife, Co of Northampton. Book E Vol ? Page 505
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Records of the Rev. Joshua Yeager- Evangelical Luthern 1832-1888 Bethlehem, PA
Marraiges:
116 1845-1846 Fyetta Yoder/ Wm Rieb
129 5/29/1854 Elizabeth Yoder/Valentin J Staut
142 9/28/1865 Jacob Yoder/Barbara Newkommer
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Registry of Wills, Lehigh Co, microfilm
file #

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

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

#1818- Jacob Sr (YB117)- 1844- no will- only inventory- items to Daniel Yodder,
Peter Yodder and others. Upper Saucon.

#1972- Susanna- 1846- bond on estate, Taken and Appraised Aug 1846. Names on
bond- Amanda Albright, Andrew Witman, George W Stein. UpperSaucon.

#2434- Barbara (YB116)- filed Oct.29, 1852- Bond on estate- John Yoder, Jacob
Yoder, Jacob M Landis, David Yoder- no relationship mentioned. Upper Saucon.

#5731- Daniel- last will, approved june 17, 1889, unto son Abraham, Dau Eliza
Ann Ritter, to wife Susanna, signed 9 Jun 1880.Upper Saucon.

#6380- Peter J - affidavit of death of Peter J. Mar 9, 1885. Wm H Yoder
Administrator. Whitehall Twp.

#6441- Jacob- aff. of death 10 Jul 1885- Eselina Yoder widow. Upper Saucon.

#7663- John- aff. of death 22 Jan 1892- borough of Coopersburg.

#8146- Eliz, of Upper Macungie Twp to my dau Mary A Hertzog, signed 10 Mar
1893. aff. of death 4 Jan 1894.

#12642- Jacob S Yoder- borough of Kutztown- issued to Mary A Yoder, the widow
of J Milton Yoder (deceased) died 2 Apr 1910- bequeath unto my brother Jonathan
Yoder and unto 2 grandsons: Robert E P Yoder and Ira F C Yoder.

#13245- Wm H Yoder (Whitehall) dies 24 Jan 1912- Susan E Yoder (widow)-
estate 4 shares- son Ashley C Yoder, Annie M wife of Frank G Kurtz, Mary E wf
of Matin Trout (sp?), Ella J Stephens.

#13269- Mary C Yoder (Allentown)- aff of death 6 Feb 1912- to dau Helen M
Leisenring, dau Mary Edna Yoder.

#13953- Edwin Yoder (Hanover Twp) died 21 Dec 1913. wife Ellen N (widow)

#18200- Abraham Yoder (Upper Saucon Twp) died 10 Oct 1922- sister Eliza Ann
Ritter.

#14135- John Yoder- died 22 Jan 1892- unto my dau Mary Gehman. 4
grandchilren: Rosy Jane Landis; Morris Gehman, Frank & Emma Gehman.

#2859- Jacob Yoder- Inv. signed Sep 6, 1844- David Yoder-son of Jacob, Sarah
Yoder -dau of Jacob.

#11953 (4 folders)- Jacob M Yoder- died 21 Dec 1884. Son William- has wife
Emaline & 2 children- Rosa E Kleckner & Anna E Gehringer.
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Christ Lutheran and Reformed Church Records- Shoenrsville. Lehigh Co.

Communicants: 4/21/1849 Daniel Yotter
4/21/1850 Daniel and Margaret Yoder
4/17/1852 and 10/31/1852 Mary Yotter
Confirmations: 10/31/1852 Thomas Yotter and Alfred Yotter

(Same church- microfilm 33 at Lancaster Theological Seminary)
Reformed Church Books born baptized
page 38- Parents John Yotter and Sara
son: Wilhelm Heinrich Yotter 12/27/1831 3/25/1832
page 53- Parents David Joder and Margaret
son: Peter Joh. Joder 3/13/1849 6/17/1849
page 120- Henry George Yoder 11/23/1858 12/18/1858
page 128- James Albert Yoder 8/20/1863 9/17/1863
page 132- Estella Augusta Yoder 5/17/1867 6/21/1867
page 135- Anna Susanah Yoder 11/23/1870 1/7/1871
page 153- John Wm Yoder 7/15/1898 8/20/1898

Marriages
page 160- Wm H Yoder m Susannah E Ray- 8/13/1864
page 161- Mary Yoder m Wm Faulk - 10/20/1866

Deaths
page 114- Margaret Alice Yoder - 3/13/1851-9/5/1851
page 115- David Yotter 4/13/1804-10/5/1851
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HISTORY AND RECORDS-Christ Church, Shonersville, PA Book #MK2- S37-
1930 at Lancaster Theological Seminary
Church organized 1780 as Lutheran and German Reformed Union Church
Two Cemeteries- Old and New
Cemetery Records 1780-1910, page 95
David Yoder 4/13/1804-10/5/1851
Mary Yoder 12/19/1813-12/9/1873
Peter J Yoder 3/12/1849-2/15/1885
John W Yodder 7/15/1898-9/9/1898
Cemetery Records 1910-1930, page 108
Edwin G Yoder 11/23/1858-12/21/1913
Ellen N Yoder 6/11/1867-10/21/1915
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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (EASTON, PA) Registry of Wills:

Oct. 5, 1798- proved Vol 3 page 143
Casper Yotter (YB11) (of Saucon) wife Fronica; sons John, Jacob; 5 dau: Anna
m Jacob Moyer; Molly m ? Christian Shamie (?); Susanna on the 27th May next
following the last; Fronia; Barbara. Exec. Abraham Yoder.

1882, Dec. 14- proved Vol 10 p 125
Elizabeth Ann (widow of V3) (died Dec. 10, 1882) unto my beloved husband
Joseph L Yoder bequeath to Almira Gosman, dau of my deceased brother John L
Carye, Elizabeth Crane- dau of same & wife of Rev. J C Crane (York Co), named
children of Louise Frank- dau of same.

Proved Oct 26, 1915- vol 20 p 376
Ellenora (died Oct 21, 1915) unto dau Minnie Levina m Samuel Chrillman;
unto my mother Amanda Elizabeth Fry.

Died Nov 16, 1929
Harry F Yotter- unto my nephew Roy M Fulmer; unto my dau Bertha M
Kromer.

Vol 77 p 304
Harvey Franklin Yotter- died Jun 10, 1954- my wife Ethel Kinsey Yotter, appt
bro-in-law Walter C Hoffman

Vol 9-514- Proved Nov 10, 1880
Joseph Yotter (V3) - died Sept 29, 1880- wife Elizabeth; unto son Edwin- also
Sarah Beisel wife fo Daniel Beisel- no mention if Sarah is a dau.

Vol 36-708
Milton H Yotter of Easton- died June 20, 1932- everything to wife Mary E
Yotter.

Vol 19-48 proved Aug 13, 1912 Freemansburg
Robert Yotter- died Aug 9, 1912- bequeath to step mother Susan Yotter 1/2 and
1/2 to Mrs Lizzie Richards (no ident).

Vol 8-440 proved Apr. 13, 1872
Sarah Yotter- widow of John Yotter of Freemansburg; sons Martin, Henry;
Irwin; Jacob; David; Clemmise??; dau Emma Elizabeth; Anna Maria; - appt Irwin
Yotter of Freemansburg, PA & Henry Yotter of Bethlehem Twp.

Vol 36-117
Susan Yotter, Freemansburg- widow- son Edward Dreisbach; dau Elizabeth
Richards & her dau Rhoda m Walter Rosensteel.

Vol 26- 203
Wm Yotter- died May 13, 1926 of Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co. Wants to
be buried in his Grand Army Uniform- son Harry.
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Northampton Co. Registry of Wills Index, Easton, PA
File #5932
page 44-1 Deceased David Yoder of East Allen Township
page 45-1 Deceased David Yotter
Administrators: Mary Yoder and Philip Huber
Administrators Bond Dated 1851

Administrative File #5932
Filed 10/28/1851
Adminsitrators: Maty Yoder and Philip Huber
Inventory" $6000. signed by Wm Brown and Reuben Beaver
Heirs: Mary Yotter, Philip Huber, Wm Brown, reuben Beaver

settlements first files 2nd and final filed
3/21/1853 3/2/1854
Mary Yoder, Widow 750 750
David Weaver, Guardian of 7 minors 1050 1050
Conrad Shimer, Guardian of 3 minors 450 450

(3 minors= Daniel, Alfred, Thomas; 7 minors= and apparent dates they become 21
years of age Hannah (11/28/1859); William (7/30/1861); Sarah (8/28/1863); Eliza
(3/12/1866); Mary Jane (4/8/1867); Jacob (2/13/1869); Peter (2/7/1870).
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ORPHANS COURT- NORTHAMPTON CO- VOL 1- 1752-1844 (NO YODERS)
VOL 2- 1845-1863:

Vol 18-596
Estate of David Yoder (OY437) (died Oct 1851) deceased- The petition of Mary
Yoder (widow) East Allen Twp, Northampton Co. Wm, Jacob, Peter, Hannh,
Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary J, minors under age 14; Thomas, Daniel and Alfred minors
over age 14.

Aug. 24, 1855
Matilda Yotter- late Metzger- child of Fredende Metzgar- appt Henry Yotter.
(A3)

Vol 3 1864-1882

Vol 22- p 38
Robert Yotter- ?child of Caroline m Thomas Siegfreid, m2 Irwin Yotter (A5).
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Upper Milford Mennonite Cemetery
Susanna Joder wife of Jacob Stauffer
4/27/1776 - 7/11/1861

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