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Yoder Lineage - Other than Amish

Compiled by the Yoder Newsletter

The Descendants of Yost Yoder

Yost had a brother named Hans ----- (View PDF version of this file)


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                       Oley Yoder Family             


Thank you to David Yoder of Evanston, Ill for helping with the typing-1996



OY- Yost Yoder      b. 5 Oct. 1679 Steiffisburg,Switzerland

          m. Elizabeth__________

        d. 1741/2 (son of Adam Joder and Barbara Ochsenbein of Steiffisburg)

(References: Dr. Don Yoder-YNL article, YNL#5; Hist. of Berks Co-Montgomery;

Yoder Reunion Book-Dr. Don Yoder; DJH 9185; Annals in the Oley Valley-Bertolett; 

Karl Joder letter;Fragments of the Past-Bertolett; Notes and Queries-Eagle; Notes  and letters from Helen V Yoder, Lester Yoder, Jean Manning, Helen Weidner) (See Yost Yoder Indenture YNL57-for full re-do of family group, son Samuel )

Later order not certain

    +OY1-  John Yost     b. 1718  PA

     OY2-  Elizabeth     b. 1720   m. (w1)  Lazareth Weidner (c1723-5 - 

          before 11/26/1802) d. 12/5/1782 "at 7am of dropsy age 62 yrs"

          bur. 12/7/1782   had "visions" , 9 children

    +OY3- Daniel        b. 1723   m. Anna Kaufman

    +OY4-  Jacob         b. 1735

     OY5- Catherine      b.      m. Abraham Mayer

     ??-  Samuel        b. per Peter Bertolet, Frangements of the Past he lived "near Lobachsville" (where is he and did he have descendants???) Not listed in





The will of Peter Weisner, of Oley, Philadelphia County. Written/filed (?) November 24, 1738 (?).  January 18, 1738 (?).  Document F.82. It shows his father as named Henry, mother Sybylla, a sister Anne Marie and brother David. The Executor was Hennrick Raiser, and witnesses included: Samuel Yodder, Just Yodder (his mark) and Jacob Nauglee. (Yost (believed OY) and Samuel (believed OY3- about whom little is known).

Peter's brother David was born c.1719 in the Palatinate, Germany. He married Maria Catharina Weidner, daughter of Hans Adam Weidner II and Anna Marie Haass in Berks Co, Pa. He died in 1786 in Berks Co., Pa.  Their parents were Henry Weiser who married Sybilla ______ . He was born in the Bishopric of Worms, Germany.




OY1- John Yost Yoder    m. 1747  Catharine Oyster (1730-

        1/14/1812) (sister married OH12) d. 4/7/1812 age 94y 14d 

        both buried in  Pleasantville Union Cemetery. Had "4 sons &

        5 daughters"

(References: Bertolett Fam. Hist-p22; Rachel Kreider notes; Annals

of the Oley Valley;  John Yoder will; Pleasantville Cem. data;

Fragments of the Past- Bertolett; Notes of Richard Yoder, 

Dorothy Coffman, Helen V. Yoder)

    OY11- John   b.           d. 1816/17  (hung self) 

?married?   no issue?  inherited fathers estates in Earl and Oley township.

    OY12- Mary  (2/13/1748/49-10/23/1827 BP)  m. Dec.6, 1768 to Daniel DeTurk Bartolet (1741-1799) St. Gabriel’s Church, Amity Twp.,Berks Co.

   +OY13- Jacob  b. c1750 living as of 1816

    OY14- Catharine   b.      m. 4/12/1785 John Reppert of Oley Twp.

By Rev. Boes, living as of 1812

    OY15- Elizabeth   b. 12/12/1751   m. Mathias Rhodes  (9/5/1759-<Nov. 1804 Amity, Berks Co, Pa),  had seven children d. 12/6/1790 -"39 years,less 20 days " (see below)

    OY16- Esther      b.        m. 5/25/1790  Johannes Cunnius 

of Oley Twp. d. by 1816

(Esther Jotter of Oley m. 5/25/1790 Johannes Cunis, at Schwartzenwald

Reformed Church)

   +OY17- Samuel      b.          d. by 1812


(5th daughter? St Gabriel's Church, Berks Co. - Susannah Yoder m. 4/26/1777 to

John Dompman)



 Some Rhoads Descendants of Yost Yoder of Oley, Berks County, Pa.

by Rodney F. Rhoads- YNL 30

      The granddaughter  of one of the first two Yoder  immigrants to the

new world, Yost Yoder of  Steffisburg, Switzerland who settled in Oley,

Berks county,PA was Elizabeth Yoder ,born to his son John  Yost Yoder and

Catherine Euster(Oyster, Luster) in Oley township in December 26, 1751. 

Elizabeth  married Matthias Roth (Rhoads) of Amity Township, Berks

County,PA . The exact date of marriage is not  currently known. Seven

children were born to this union.

      The Rhoads family who became linked to the Yoders arrived in

America in 1717 at Philadelphia.  In Wuerttemburg, specifically in Bonfeld,

the family surname was ROTH.

      Johann Jacob Roth (Jr) was a first settler in Amity township, Berks

county, PA and purchased  land there immediately upon arrival in 1717. His

second son, Johann Jacob Roth (III), born in Bonfeld in  1711. remained in

Amity and married Anna Elizabeth ________ prior to 1738. Their son

Matthias, b.  1742 married Elizabeth Yoder and had children: Mary, Esther,

Jacob, Joseph, Abraham, John.

      It is interesting to note that by this time all parties were using their

surname of RHOADS  ,although in the church they still continued to be

recorded as ROTH. For example, the church records of  the German

Reformed Church -Schwartzwald -Rev. William Boos - has a burial ...ROTH,

Matthias, his  wife-December 21,1751-December 6, 1790 39 years,less 20

days... (Elizabeth Yoder Rhoads). and also  had a baptism of note: Parent-

Matthias Roth- Joseph,born Nov. 12,1785, baptized October 21,1787.

Sponsor, the father.

      Matthias Rhoads served as Lt. Col. in Col. Jacob Weavers's

battalion, 5th Battalion Berks County  Militia in 1777 and was present at the

battle of Brandywine and probably at the route in Paoli, serving on

duty in the Great Valley afterwards. Matthias died in 1804, some 14 years

after his wife Elizabeth Yoder. The siblings were then scattered to the

environs of a neighboring county.  Joseph Rhoads, the author's

antecedent, was still a minor technically, at this time and Jacob Griesemer,

his sister's husband was  appointed guardian at his request.  Joseph had

followed, with the death of his father, several of his  brothers and sisters to

Northumberland county.  Note also, that Matthias Rhoads had George Yoder

and  son John Yoder, "trusty friend" appointed as executors to his will dated


      Joseph Rhoads was known locally as "the German Major" because

he served in the War of 1812 and finally achieved the rank of Major with the

local militia. Joseph was mentioned in the will of his  grandfather John Yost

Yoder which was probated April 13,1812 in Reading. 

      The Yoder family history has touched that of the Rhoads family in

many ways and we are the better for it with the inspiration of those rugged

"Schweizers" and their travails and accomplishments  cited lovingly in the

Yoder newsletter for the benefit of all of us.



OY13    Jacob Yoder     m. 3/2/1790  Catherina Biermann of Oley

        at Schwartzwald Luth. Church by Rev. Boos    d. 1816

    OY131- Daniel       b. 4/4/1791 Delongs Ch. Bowers, Maxatawny Twp.

    OY132- Anna Maria   b. 3/14/1793  bapt. Hill Church

    OY133- Anna Elizabeth   b. 6/4/1796  St.Josephs' (Hill) Union Ch.

    OY134- Charlotte    b. 6/5/1799     Delongs Church

    OY135- Catherine    b. 11/16/1803        "

(? Northumberland Co. Meisner's data- Jacob and Catharina Yoder had dau. 

Hannah  b. 9/2/1806- bapt at Howerter's Church)



OY17- Samuel  Yoder   d.  will dated 4/13/1812  res, Lobachsville

             c. 1 1/2  miles from Pleasantville

        (?m Catherine ____ whose will of Earl Twp 1827 named s.i.l.

         Daniel Weidner as Executor; Will of Samuel mentions widow 

         Catherine -also names son John)

    OY171- John     b.

   +OY172- Jacob    b. 1/2/1778

    OY173- Samuel   b.

    OY174- Catherine (? b. 1/22/1776 m. 1/21/1797 to Daniel Weidner,

        d. 6/28/1860 bur. Fairview Cem., Boyerstown)

(Catherina Jotter of Oley m. Daniel Wetner 1/21/1797 at

Schwartzenwald Reformed Church)


OY172- Jacob  Yoder  d. 10/18/1826  m. Charlotte Bertolette

        (2/10/1778- 9/8/1868  90y 6m 28d) Both bur. Pleasantville

        Union Cemetery (References: Bertolette Fam. Hist)

 +OY1721-  Mary B.    b. Jun.24,1818  m. Mar.18,1834 Solomon Yoder

        (see OH1132) d.May 10,1845 26y 10m 16d bur. Pleasantville Cem.


OY3- Daniel  b. 1723   m. Anna Kaufman

Established as son of Yost by Yost Yoder Indenture, see YNL57

Daniel Yoder b. c1723 m. Anna Kaufman (1730-Mar.28,1801) (dau. of David
and Veronica Kaufman) d. Mar.18,1800 at 77 in Coventry Twp,
Chester Co.,PA. (Berks Tax Index- 1754-1768, Daniel in Union
Twp during the full period)( Pa Archives, 1779 Union Taxes as "weaver")
OH121- Mary (11/18/1752 "near Manatawney and resided in the old
homestead"- ) m. Mary "of Union Twp" 8/26/1774 to John Yocum (1749-
11/14/1823)of Douglas Twp at St. Gabriel's Church Amity Twp., Berks Co., Pa.
OH122- Susanna ( ->1824) m. 11/27/1781 Jochim Moses (Moses Yocum)
(c1742/3 Douglas Twp., BP- 1823/4) Moses Yocum resided Douglas Twp as
of 1790 his will writen 20 May 1823 & probated 18 Feb 1824- recorded in
Will book D page 446, his wife survived him)
OH123- Anna unmarried 1800 (admin record for Ann Yoder of
Douglas Twp, Aug.26,1824, adms granted to Jonas Yocum, friend)

OY4- Jacob      m. Maria Keim (Nov.1734-      ) will made 3/12/1803

    probated 3/14/1804  bur. private Cem. Lobachsville. Provincial

    Service 1757 for three years. Also in Revolution.

(References: Helen V. Yoder Research -YNL#9; DAR lineage #14082;

Jacob Yoder Will; Dorothy Y. Coffman collected Church data; Berks

Co. Marriages 1730-1800; Berks Co. Letters of Admin.)

  +OY41- Daniel     b. 1758

  +OY42- Peter      b.          m. Ann Oyster

  +OY43- Johannes   b. 1763

  +OY44- Abraham    b. c1770      d.> 1803     m. Sep.26,1802  by Rev. Boos

to Elizabeth Breyvogel of Rockland Twp at Schwartzenwald Ref. Ch.

  +OY45- Jacob      b. Nov.6,1772

   OY46- Elizabeth  b. Feb.18,1755  (d/o Jacob of Rock. m. 7/21/1779 at

        New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Montgomery Co., PA.

         to Ludwig Graber (s/o Andreas of N, Gosh.) 

         by  Rev. Joh. Theod. Faber)  d. Jan. 1842

   OY47- Catharine  b. 1766     m. Feb.20,1787 by Rev. Boos to Abraham

       Angstadt of Rockland Twp. d. May 12, 1837 Rockland Township, 

       bur. Angstadt Cem.

   OY48- Magdalena  b. 1764   m. Apr.23,1788 by Rev. Boos, to Jacob

       Angstadt  of District Twp. d. Sep.25,1857  age 93

   OY49- Esther     b.       m. Jan.14,1794  by Rev. Boos at 

       Schwartzwald Church, Exeter Twp. to Isaac Barto d. >1828

(Esther still living at time of Issac's letter of Admin. in 1828)

(Esther Jotter of Oley m. Isaac Bertho 1/14/1794)

   OY4a- Mary   b.      m. Feb.27,1798 by Rev. Philip Pauli, Ist Ref.

         Church Reading   to John Nicholas Mensh  d. >1803

   OY4b- Susanna  b.       m. Apr.23,1783 by Rev. Boos to Heinrich 

       Herner of Exeter Twp.,    d. <1803

   OY4c- Barbara    b.     m. Jan.7, 1784 by Rev. Boos to Johannes

       Oyster (1755-1844) of Rockland Twp.  d. <1803


OY41- Daniel    m.   Esther Hoch (High) (b.   - d. >1822) (daughter of

 Rudolph High and Marie of Maiden Creek)  Per Reading Adler

 "Daniel Yoder of Rockland Twp, age 64 years 7 months d. May 1, 1822 "

(References: Helen V Yoder , Paula Talbot, Jean Manning data; per 

Richard Yoder of Bechtelsville- Daniel's will folder is "very thick")

  +OY411- Jacob D.   b. 2/2/1804     

   OY412- Maria    b.       m. Daniel Ziegler

  +OY413- Samuel   b.(7/8/1775(sic 85?) d. >1822

      (believed Samuel m. Ester moved to Union Co.)

   OY414- Elizabeth  b.      m. 8/13/1809 by Wm. Pauli to Johann

        Reppert       d.

   OY415- Esther    b. 10/21/1789 conf. Ev. Luth. Church by Rev.

       Knosky  never married d. 9/17/1873 Bur. New Jerusalem Ch.

   OY416- Susanna  b. 2/21/1789  m. Apr.23, 1809 Schwartzwald Chruch

        to William Weidner (12/12/1787-3/25/1861) bur. Mar.20,1873 

        St. Pauls Cem., Lobachsville, Berks Co.,PA

(Susanna Jotter of Oley m. Wilhelm Weitner 4/23/1809 at

Schwartzenwald Reformed Church)

   OY417- Catherine  b.   1792   m. Aug. 14,1821 by Rev. John Knoske to

        Martin Landis. d. Aug.22, 1858 Waterloo, Mich. bur. 

        Germ. Meth. Church.

  +OY418- David     b. c1795

   OY419- Hannah    b.11/9/1802 conf. Ev. Luth. Church m. 12/3/1820

      (alt. says m. 1/15/1818) to Jacob Weidner (9/17/1796-12/14/1884)

        d. 10/1/1879    bur. New Jerusalem Ch. Rockland Twp.

        (bought Daniel Yoder farm on his death)


OY411- Jacob D. Yoder (2/2/1804 Berks Co., Pa-  )

issued letter of admin for mother 6 Sep 1828 d. c 1830  letter of admin issued

to Bro-in-law Jacob Weidner on 12/4/1830 , Berks Co. orphans court record

1/7/1831 "left  five children under 14;  m. c1821 Susanna Ludwig (c1804-4/26/1828)  d. 4/26/1827

(Jacob Weidner h. of OY419 apt guardian of these children)

    OY4111- Elizabeth      b.

    OY4112- Catherine  Ann      b.

    OY4113- Daniel      b. 7/18/1826  bap.Christ (Mertz) Church.

    OY4114- Henry       b. 7/18/1826 Rockland  m. Susan______

         d. 1/15/1897 Long Swamp

    OY4115- Fayette (Fayetta)  (11/21/1827 (11/27/1827) -12/25/1858) bapt. Christ (Mertz) m. 1845 Lehigh Co., Pa. William Bash Reep (8/10/1823 Northampton, Lehigh Co, Pa-2/24/1884) (s/o John Reep and Sarah Edelman) had three children two died young in Pa.- one daughter Sarah m. Andrew Jackson Mossman and moved to Hardin Co., Iowa- both bur. Eldora Cem., Eldora, Ia)(thanks to Lynette Stephens stephens6pack05@ Nov. 2006)


OY4114- Henry Yoder  m. Susan (c1841- November 20, 1909 at age 68 years 4 months 19 days) d. 1/15/1897 or 6/15/1897  bur. Longswamp Church

(Death date for Susan- a family Bible found by Susan Kunkle, as of 2002)

(References: Rev. D.K. Humbert death records 1868-1903;  Long Swamp

Cemetery; 1880 Census; Will extracts)

   OY41141- Mary C.     b. c1864    m. ____ Eisenhart  d. by 1897

         two children (Frederick and Mary)

   OY41142- Ida M.      b. c1865    m. ____ Flickinger

   OY41143- Reuben H.   b. c1867

(Horace R. Yoder (1866-1943) m.  Emma _____ bur Long Swamp Cem)

   OY41144- Ella M.     b. c1869    m.  ____ Reinert

   OY41145- James       b. c1874

(James Yoder and Rosa L. Meitzler both of Long Swamp m.4/30/1892)

   OY41146- George      b. >1880

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      Thanks to your Yoder newsletter, I was able to trace things back to Yost

Yoder from my great grandfather, Horace R. Yoder 1866-1943 who is buried

in the cemetery at Longswamp, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

      I am 68 years old and met him often when I was a child visiting with my

parents and my grandparents. He and his wife, Emma (Pilgert) Yoder lived

in a hose next to the railroad tracks in Mertztown, Longswamp Twp., Pa.

      Here are the names of the children that Horace and Emma had. The

youngest one died in April of 2003, and she was the last of her

siblings. Horace and Emma's children and their children are additional

information for you since I did not see this information in any


      1. Henry W. Yoder(My gandfather) December 1, 1889 to May 10, 1969.

Married to Annie (Gehringer) Yoder.  She lived from JUne 9, 1893 to

November 15, 1983. Both are buried in the same cemetery in Longswamp as

Henry's parents and his grandfather who also was named Henry.

      2. Mahlon Yoder also buried in the same cemetery as my grandfather and

his parents at Longswamp.

      3.Paul Yoder who died in the late 1940s or early 1950s and is buried at

the cemetery in Topton,Pa. He was married to Mary Yoder and they had one

child Vivian who married Emmett Miller. They were either separated or

divorced. They had two children, Beverly and Kieth Miller. After Paul's

death, Mary found a position with the Milton Hershey Vocational School

in Hershey, Pa. and moved there with Beverly and Kieth. She lived at the

school and her grandchildren went to school there and grew up there. I

don't know when Mary died or where she is buried.

      4.Eva Yoder lived in Allentown and married a man named Bill Stang who

had been an electrical engineer with Pennsylvania Power and Light

Company. I do not know when she was born or whenshe died or where she is

buried, but I do know it isn't in Longswamp.

      5.Jennie Yoder married a man we called Zimmie and his last name was

Sell. They owned a tavern in Macungie, PA. and I assume they are buried

there somewhere. I do not know when they died.

      6.Evelyn Yoder married Addison Hieter and lived in Topton. They had two

children, Donald and Goldie. Addison died in the 1940s and Evelyn

remarried to a man named Max Croddy. They did not have any children

between them. Evelyn is buried beside her first husband, burried in the Longswamp Union  Cemetary. (“My name is Adam A Hieter. I have an update for you on Evelyn Yoder (my grandmother).Evelyn Husbands name Adam Andrew Hieter not Addison. They had 4 children  Donald , Goldie , Shirley and Jonas Adam ( my father). All of the children except Goldie are now deceased. I hope this helps you in your yoder geneology quest.--, Dec. 3,2004)   

      7.Nieda Yoder was the youngest and lived from 1910 until she died April

15, 2003. She was married to a man named Warren Reppert who died about

20 years ago. They had one daughter, Meliisa who married Barry Haydt.

They live either in Kutztown or in Topton these days.

      8. My mother was the only child of Henry W. and Annie Yoder. Her name is

Mae Eva (Yoder) Erb. She was born December 26, 1914 and is still living.

She married my father, George F.R. Erb of Kutztown, Pa on December 31,

1934. My father lived from October 18, 1913 to January 31, 1989 and is

buried on Hope Cemetery in Kutztown near his parents and siblings. There

is a plot next to him for my mother when it is needed.

      9. Mae and George F.R. Erb had four children. George H. C. Erb, this

writer, Born June 11, 1935; Lee W. Erb born April 20, 1937; Mary L. Erb

born April 27, 1939 and died in March of 1982; Patricia L. Erb born July

9, 1940.

      9.1 I have been living in Morgan Hill, California since 1977. I am

married but have only stepchildren and step grands and step  great grands. No

natural children.

      9.2 Lee is married to Carol (Hauck) Erb and lives in Kutztown, Pa.

They had two boys, Eric and Mark who are in the Kutztown Area School System. Both are married, but only Eric has two children Patrick and Daniel Erb.

    9.3 Mary was married to John C. Schaeffer and they had three

children, Tim, Bonnie and David. Tim is married to Tammie and they live near the Topton Home with a Mertztown RFD address. Tim and Tammie have two daughters who recently graduated from high school and are not married.

         Bonnie died in November 2002 from leukemia. She was 39 years

old when she died. She and her husband, Brian Tobin Phd,  lived in Macon, Georgia and her remains are in Georgia. They had two children, Stacey age 5 and Daniel age 2 years.

         David is married and lives in our old(Erb) home in Kutztown, Pa

with his wife Tonia. They have four children who are all young and live at home.

     9.4 Patricia married Lee Leibensperger and lives in Allentown. Pa.

Lee died about 8 years ago and Patricia(Patsy) has not remarried. Lee and Patricia had a daughter, Pennie who is married to Al Barron  has a preschool age daughter, Cecelia Barron.

      10. My grandfather and his parents were Lutherans. My mother was also

Lutheran until she married my father who was German Reformed. we, their

children, all grew up in St. John's Reformed Church in Kutztown. The German Reformed church merged with the Evangelicals in the 1930s and with the Congregationals in the 1960s and is now called the United

Church of Christ.

      There are no Mennonite or Amish folks in our ancestry either from the

Yoder side or the Erb side as far as I can tell. I have been able to trace the Erb lineage back to Casper Erb who came to America in the1730s

from the Wittemburg-Baden area of Germany.

      I hope this information helps you continue the Yoder lineage from Horace

through what I know of his children and their offspring. George Erb

George Erb <>, Jul. 10, 2003

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OY413   Samuel Yoder b.7/8/1775  m. Ester (Esther) Reppert (5/13/1789-     )

(Samuel Jotter m. Esther Robert of Oley 11/6/1808 at Schwartzenwald

Reformed Church) res.1860 Union Co.,PA  d. 3/7/1870 "age 84 -heart disease" 

White Deer Twp. bur. St. Peter's Reformed Church.  From Berks Co

(Reference: 1870 Mortality Schedule; Columbia & Montour Co. Vol.2,

p866;  Samuel's will- lists wife Hester, sons Samuel, John, Daniel, Benneville,

dau. Amelia, Hannah, & Matilda, grandsons Samuel & Henry (of son John),

granddaugter Susannah (of dau. Rachel -deceased); Central Pa. Marriage

Records; in 1860 sold land to Daniel Yoder of Chillesqueque Twp; )

   +OY4131- Johann      b.5/21/1809

    OY4132- Catherine   b.10/25/1811

            (m. ? Cyrus Leinbach      )

   +OY4133- Benneville Keim b. 3/7/1814 m. Margaret Keefer b.c1833,

          res 1860 Union Co.)  d 3/11/1888 age 79

    OY4134- f.  b. 1810-20 (?? Anna  m. Lewis Dersham 6/13/1844)

(per Estella Johnson-"Anna Amelia (Yoder) who married Henry Moser")

    OY4135- m.  b. 1810-20 

Daniel  Yoder  (c1819 Pa-      ) m. 3/10/1846 Sarah Druckmiller

(c1824 -          ) farmer    Pa   (res. 1860 Northumberland Co, Chillaqua Twp)

(?"Sarah, wife of Daniel, bur Lewisburg Cem, d 12/19/1868 age 43")

    OY4136- m   b. 1820-25 (?? Carl  m 9/2/1841 Maria Linn)

    OY4137- m.  b. 1820-25 (? Samuel b c1818 to Eliza b 1824)

    OY4138- f.  b. 1825-30


(1870 census for White Deer Twp, New Columbia, Union Co., Pa shows Hester Yoder age 81 in family with Henry Guyer age 45 and his wife Hester age c45)

    OY4139- f.  b. 1825-30

      Matilda (From Carl R Catherman Jan 2002-In "Union Weekly Whig", 1/22/1852, pub Lewisburg, Pa Married  "On the 1st inst. George Havedling and Miss Matilda Yoder both of White Deer".)(per Estella Johnson-Matilda (Yoder) who married George Heberling)  (also at St. Peter's -Louisiana d.1850 31yrs )

(per Estella- In 1870 these two daughters (Matilda and Anna Amelia) were listed as heirs of Samuel Yoder and were then living with their husbands in Montour County. Heberling sometimes spelled Heverling and Moser as Musser)


p267- Samuel Yoder- Will- I Samuel Yoder, farmer of White Deer twp, Union

Co, direct my body be onterred in the burying ground of White Deer Twp.

mention wife Hester. sons: Samuel, John, Daniel, Bennewhale (sic- Benneville?) ;

dau: Amelia, Hannah, Matilda. Grandson: Samuel, son of John. Grandson Henry,

son of John, named executor. Granddaughter: Susannah- daughter of Rachel

(deceased). Should Samuel's wife Eliza survive him (codicil dated 4 ___, 1867 on

next page:

    I, Samuel Yoder desire to have the old homestead farm and wood lot be sold by my executor and the proceeds to be divided equally among the following heirs to wit: Bennewhale; Daniel; Samuel; Esther; Hannah; Matilada; and Amelia.

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name        age   occupation  birth comments

Samuel Yoder      66 m farmer      (c1784)

Ester             65                (c1785)    

Benival           30                (c1820)

Samuel            26                (c1824)

Matilda           20                (c1830)

Emeline           16                (c1834)

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OY4131- Johann Yoder  (       -           )


OY41311- Samuel  (            -           )

OY41312- Henry        (       -           )


OY4133- Benneville Keim Yoder (?3/7/1814-   White Deer Twp,

Union Co.,Pa) m1 Margaret Keefer (3/7/1814-           )

m2    (1860 Union Co,Pa; children mentioned in will)

OY41331- Catherine

OY41332- Margaret Jane

OY41333- Annie Alverla

OY41334- Charles H. (1859-12/17/1861)



OY418- David   m. Feb.15, 1818 by Rev. Knoske to Catherine Weidner of

Pike Twp. (Dec.19, 1798- 6/6/1875/6) moved to Seneca Co., NY d. 10/17/1854

Varick, NY (wife also d. Varick) (Catherine was a res. in 1870 with daughter

Catherine Smith (References: Helen V. Yoder research; 1850 Census-Seneca Co., NY;  1860 Smithville, Chenango Co, NY- Daniel-30, Julia-42, Hannah-35,

Warren-24, Mary-20) Christ (Mertz) Luth. Church; Waterloo Town & Co. Historian)

   +OY4181- John        b.  12/10/1824 PA

   +OY4182- William     b.        1825 PA

    OY4183- Rachel      b.      m. 12/14/1853 William Smith 

              res. Varick, NY

   +OY4184- David       b.        1829 PA

    OY4185- Caroline    b.   c1831  PA (1860-domestic in Romulus,NY)

    OY4186- Hannah (Betsy)  b.  c1833 NY  m. William Beck 

                           res. Fayette     d. <1876

   +OY4187- Isaac       b. 3/5/1835  NY

   +OY4188- Nathan W.   b. 9/10/1838 NY  

    OY4189- ?William    b.     c1840 NY (not listed at David's death)

    OY418a- Daniel Franklin  b. 7/4/1842 Varick,NY  served CoD 148th

                Reg, enlisted 8/27/1862, wounded 6/15/1864 near 

             Petersburg,VA, d.8/4/1864 Hampton,VA bur. Ft. Monroe,VA

    OY418b- Oliver      b. c 1843 (not listed at David's death)

    OY418c- Ellen Jane  b. 4/26/1844  m. 2/21/1863 Waterloo

                        Presbyterian to Edward Bookman, res. Mich. 1876

    OY418d- Henry       b. c1845  not listed at time of David's death

    OY418e- Catherine   b.  (c1829 Pa-1876)       m. 7/29/1849 

      David Friedle/Fridley (1822 NY-10/12/1864 Ft. Monroe, Va)

      (Deni- at


 OY4181  John Yoder      m. 10/5/1847 by Elder Shaw to Eliza

        Sinclair (11/18/1822-3/8/1914 bur. Oak Hill Cem.)

    OY41811- Maria L.   b. 9/2/1851     d. 7/7/1868 Bur. Oak Hill

   +OY41812- Stephen    b._1/18/1862 m. <1891 Martha Master


OY41812- Stephen Yoder  (?1/18/1862-           )         m. <1891 Martha Master

(c1872-          )

OY418121- Claude M. (12/4/1890 Fulton Co,NY-10/16/1917 age 27 pneumonia)

served in WWI  bur. McDuffietown Cem.

OY418122- Jay Howard (6/1/1891 Fulton Co,NY-     ) res. McDuffietown,NY

as of 1917


OY4182  William Yoder   m.  Polly O. Miller (c1829NY- 2/22/1875

                Varick, NY age 46y 8m 8d)  d. 10/12/1896 71y 8m 4/5d

    OY41821- Helen Amelia   b. c1851 NY  m. ______ Falkinburgh

    OY41822- Mahala A. (?Addie M.) b. c1852 NY m. ____ Young

    OY41823- Clara A.   b. 1857 Seneca Falls NY res. Varick 1876

            d. 8/3/1901 age 44y 5m 6d bur. Oak Hill Cem.

   +OY41824- Seward H.  b. c1859 NY m. c. 1884  Lena Stahl

            res. c1900 Seneca Falls

    OY41825- Jennie A.  b. c1862 NY m. 8/22/1886 F.E. Kroninger

            res 1896 Auburn

    OY41826- Evella C.  b. b. c1866 NY m. 2/14/1884 Elmer T. Leonard


OY41824- Seward H. Yoder (c1859 NY-      ) m. c1884  Lena Stahl  (c1865 NY-

       )  (1900-NY- Seneca Falls)

OY418241- Howard W    (c1883-    )

OY418242- Beula  (7/23/1885-      )  m. 8/26/1912 James Brignall (    -    )

OY418243- Aleta M.  (c1892-      )  m. 10/19/1911  George Irland (   -   )


OY4184- David Yoder     m. Mary Ann (?Sinclair) (c1835->3/1914)

        d. 10/28/1898 age 69y 6m 2d (GAR- enlisted Co D 148th Regt

        on 8/27/1862 lost front finger from left hand)

    OY41841- William F.     b. c1852 NY - son Claude M.


OY4187- Isaac Yoder  m c1868  Eliza Ann _______ (9/24/1846-5/21 or 20/

        1902)  d. 5/23/1905 or 6. Bur. Canoga NY (148th Regt, enlisted


    OY41871-  Rosetta   b. 10/21/1871   d. 3/11/1877 bur. Canoga

    OY41872-  Perley E. b. 7/15/1875    d. 2/23/1877 bur. Canoga

    OY41873-  Alvin B.  b.  3/28/1879   m. Maude M. ___  res. Romulus

                as of 1905 d. 6/1/1935 bur. Canoga

    OY41874-  Ida May   b. 10/30/1882   m._____ Delaney 

                d. ?10/11/1943 bur. Canoga


OY4188- Nathan W. Yoder     m. Phoebe A. ____ ( 6/3/1842- 4/1/1919

         Waterloo (or 3/27/1919) bur. McDuffietown Cem, Oak Hill)

         d. 9/7/1917   Bur               "          "

         en.2/3/1862 Co I 103d Regt, en. 9/4/1864 Co L 15th Eng

         shot in right hand, res. 1876 of Romulus,NY

   +OY41881- George H.  b. c 1860 Romulus NY  m. c1885 Fannie M.

            oc. wagonmaker, at death machinist , d. 7/31/1933

            bur. Oak Hill  res. 1900 Waterloo sons Clayton & Harry

   +OY41882- Harley F.  b. c1867  m. c1889 Nina Garrison

            d. 6.16.1939 bur. McDuffietown, NY Oak Hill


OY41881- George H. Yoder  (c1860 Romulus, NY-7/30 or 31/1933)  m. c1885

Fannie M. ______   oc. Wagonmaker and chef, at death machinist , Presbyterian,

bur. Oak Hill  res. 1900 Waterloo sons Clayton & Harry

OY418811- Harry J.  (c1886-     ) res. Watertown,NY as of 1933

OY418812-  Clayton P. (2/15/1891-2/_/1985 res Pa)  m 1/8/1913

Harriet Elizabeth Marolotte  (      -      ) res. Hamburg, NY in 1933


Our family geneaology (done by my father, but the Yoder's are my mother's family) indicates that Nathan and Phoebe's son was George H. Yoder (1860-1933). George Yoder married Frances M. Funnell (1865-1953)in 1884. Their son was Harry Jay Yoder, my maternal grandfather. His brother was Clayton Phelps Yoder (author of 'Delaware Canal Journal,' Bethlehem, PA, 1972), and went by the name "Bill." Clayton P. married but had no children. Harry Jay's other child was also named Clayton. He, too, married but remained without issue, hence no male Yoder DNA. My mother, age 92, daughter of Harry Jay, lives in Ithaca, NY.--- Deborah Fraioli, May, 2006



OY41882- Harley F. Yoder  (1866-6/16/1939)   m. c1889 Nina Garrison

(1870 NY-1950) (at death had 5 dau. Mrs. John Matteson, Mrs. Harvey Amidon,

Mrs. Walter Freer, Mrs. Francis McDermott and 1 son) bur. Oak  Hill Cem,


OY418821- child  -boy-  (11/5/1889-     )

OY418822- child   (5/23/1891-         )

OY418823- Ray F.   (1892-       )

OY418824- Alice Ella  (12/22 or 23/1896)  m. 5/1/1918 Harvey Lewis Amison

(         -      )

OY418825- Margaret A.  (1898-     )  m. 6/16/1939 Walter Stauder (    -   )

OY418826- Dorothy  (5/22/1902-        )

OY418827-     ?

OY418828- Ellen Leonor  (7/13/1908-     )


OY42- Peter  Yoder "Irish Pete" (         -10/24/1817)   m. Aug.17,1789

to Ann (Nancy) Oyster  (for  Nancy Yoder- Reg of Wills Columbia Co-

2 Dec 1824- letter of Admin  issued to George Yoder of Catawissa Twp

and Abraham Strome of  Mahoning twp, Columbia Co.. Nancy late of

Catawissa Twp.) (? res. District Twp, 1810 census) (Col. Geo. Yoder typed

notes of c1901- based on correspondence with OY4246-three sons-

Daniel, Benjamin-to Columbia Co, and George- to "Orange Co.", and three

daughters- "one who m.Mr. Mench and moved to Snyder Co, one who

m. Mr. Strohn and went to Columbia Co, and the youngest sister married

and went to Ohio")   (?  d. intestate dated Jan.1818 Pike Twp. Farm

of 156 acres, also a tract in Pike Twp of 51 acres) 

farmer merchant & hotel keeper. Per "Reading Adler"

"Peter Yoder of Oley Twp,suicide Oct.24, 1817".

(William L. Yoder Jr, family data- recd 5/2000)

   OY421- Hannah    b. c1783    m. 6/4/1805 to Abraham Mensh

(Hannah Jotter of District Twp m. 6/4/1805 to Abraham Mensch

at Schwartzenwald Reform Church)

- "to Snyder County"

   OY422- Esther    b. c1785    m. Daniel Focht

  +OY423- Benjamin  b. c1787    d. as of 1818

  +OY424- Daniel    b. Jul.15,1789

   OY425- Elizabeth b. c1791    m. Abraham Strohm

- "went to Columbia Co"  (per Reading Adler Newspaper- Abraham Strohm m.

Elizabeth Yoder 4/2/1811)

  +OY426- George    b. over 14 in 1818 

(per typed Col. Geo. data- moved to "Orange Co, Pa- note- there is NO Orange

County Pa, but "Venango" handscribed could well be interpreted and typed as

"Orange" -strong assumption that "missing link" George of Venango Co is he;

further confirmed by land records found by Richard H. Yoder of  Bechtelsville,

Pa which show that Peter's widow Nancy owned land in Catawissa Twp,

Schuylkill Co., adjacent to son George and his wife MARGARET. George's

land sold in 1826 and 28.)

       (?1820-Col.-Hemlock Twp, ?Manhein Twp 1830)

   OY427- Sarah     b. over 14 in 1818

(Sarah Joders/Johannes Miller both of Catawissa  m.3/3/1836)

(Wm Yoder data- Sarah married ____ Pancoast and moved to Wyandot Co, Oh,

Sherry Yoder data m. Henry Dengler)

   OY428- Mary      b. under 14 in 1818  (m. Charles Reinert)

(Wm Yoder data- Mary m. _____ Dengler) (Sherry Young data m. Pancoast)

-     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -

I trying to find how my ancestor, MARY YODER, ties into the Catawissa,PA or Ohio Yoder families. Mary Yoder was born June 02, 1803 of Catawissa,PA? and died March 1896 in Wayne County, OH. She married JAMES C. PANCOAST about 1825 in Catawissa,PA (possibly). I am descended from their first born son, CASPER C. PANCOAST born December 10, 1826 and died Dec. 12, 1884 in Wyandot County,OH. Their other children are: Mary born 1828, Sarah born 1830, Elizabeth born 1832, Amanda born 1834, Rebecca, William, Edward, George, and Thomas.

---Sherry Young


I am fortunate to have a picture of Mary YODER Pancoast I was sent from

someone who found it in Kansas antique shop...posted on the internet. He

copied the names of their children and dates of birth of all ten which was

written on the back, with the Name of Mary Yoder Pancoast. The photograph

was taken in 1867 and she is 64yrs old and widowed (she lived to be 93!)

James Pancoast died  at the age of 50 yrs in 1849 and is buried in Wyandot

County,OH. In the Bennett Book she is buried in Republic, OH where her son,

William lived. ---Sherry Young

-     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -

From Berks Co. I recently received the Interstate papers of PETER YODER, who 
died Oct. 24, 1817 in Rockland Township, Berks, PA. Here is a summary of 
some of the pages:
Document dated April 6, 1818:
To the Humble? the Orphans Court of Berks County
The Petition of Daniel Yoder son of Peter Yoder late of Pike Township in the 
County of Berks...
     Humbly herewith
     That the afore. Peter Yoder died leaving several children and amoung 
them MARY a minor under the age of 14 years. Also the children of his son 
Benjamin who died before his said father leaving three children minors under 
the age of 14 years ___ Abigai, William & Daniel- that neither the said MARY 
nor the said Abigail William & Daniel have any Guardians to take care of 
their p___ & ______.
Your petitioner thereupon prays your Honor? to appoint a Guardian of 
Guardians for them.
Daniel Yoder-  Document dated Oct 1818:
           Daniel Yoder in behalf of
                 MARY YODER and
                 Abigail Yoder
                 Wm Yoder
                  Daniel Yoder
April 16, 1818 at an Orphans Court ...
                  GEORGE OYSTER for Mary
                  George shall for Abigail, William & David (deceased of 
Benjamin Yoder)( italics mine)
April 10, 1818
                   George Oyser appointed for Mary Yoder - Daniel Oyster for 
Abigail, William & Daniel
Another Document dated 1820:
                         Sarah Dengler
     January 7, 1820
                      Robert Porter
                      Jacob Miester - Judges
                        Henry Dengler appt
Another Document dated _________
To the Honorable Robert Porter Esquire President this ...Orphans Court in 
and for the County of Berks
        The Petition of SARAH DENGLER late Sarah Yoder, one of the Daughters 
of Peter Yoder late of Pike Township Bers County dec'd.
                         Humbly herewith
         That your Petitioner is a minor above the age of fourteen years and 
hath no Guardian to take care of her Person and etate, pray your honor to 
adwrit (advice?) her to make a choice of a Guardian for the purpose 
                                                        And with prayer
                                                    Sarah  X Dengler
Chris, I am of the opinion that Sarah Yoder married Henry Dengler. As we 
discussed before, it is probable that the Col. William Yoder correspondence 
that said Sarah married Pancoast and went to Ohio is incorrect of wrong 
daughter named. Do you have a copy of that which he writes that MARY YODER 
married Charles Reinhart?  I cannot find anything on that and wanted to 
clear up as I am able. I thought I would share the above with you that would 
lend more facts to this question.
By the way, Helen V. Yoder has corresponded with me and I shared paperwork 
with her. She also believes that Mary Yoder married James Pancoast based on 
the paperwork I've found. I just wish I could find her marriage record in 
the Berks area!-- Sherry Young -- Winchester, VA  Sept. 04

-     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -

OY423- Benjamin Yoder  ("tanner")  m.          d. before 1818

(? per Reading Adler Newspaper- Benjamin Yoder m. Nancy Miller 8/11/1811)

per Orphans Court record of father in 1818. ( for Benj.- Sch. Co Orphans Ct-

Docket 1 & 2, p 9 & 14, petition 10/28/1816 a "tanner", left 43 acres Brunswick Twp,

sold to Peter Yoder)

    OY4231- Abigail     b. c

    OY4232- William     b.

    OY4233- David       b. 


OY4232- very possible identification as 

"BM- William Yoder  b 1810-1820   res 1840 Cattawissa, Columbia Co, PA

          m Susa Phillips (1810-20-    )   

    BM1- daughter       b 1835-40


   +BM2- Charles W      b 9/24/1845 Cattawissa, PA

 Additional Warren Co, IL marraiges...sisters?

Elisabeth A. Yoder m. 7/22/1867 Henry Creswell

Mary M. Yoder m. 9/12/1869  Joseph A. Eayre

June W. Yoder m. 10/24/1865  Benjamin C. Davis


"BM2- Charles W  Yoder (9/24/1845 Cattawissa, PA -3/18/1915

at 11:50pm Monmouth, IL bur Monmouth 3/21/1915) served in Co A

17th Rgt Illinois Cav.  m 9/2/1869 Raritan, Henderson Co, IL to Alice

A Hardin (c1849 NY- ) (Alice livving-1920- Monmouth, Warren Co, IL)

    BM21- William T     b 6/28/1870

    BM22- Fred C        b 10/8/1871

    BM28- Anna        b. c1873  (listed in 1880 census and then

    BM23- Orval J       b 3/7/1875   m. Della ___  (c1886 IL-     )

(1920- Moline, Rock Island Co. IL)

    BM24- Bertha M      b 11/6/1876  m Mr Killeen

    BM25- Bernard S     b 10/13/1878 m. 12/07/1903 Warren Co,Il

Bertha A. Neal

    BM26- Ralph O       b 9/13/1883    m. Helen ____ (c1884 IL-    )

(1920-Monmouth, Warren Co, IL)

    BM27- Mabel F       b 7/10/1888   m. 5/13/1905 Warren Co., Il

Ralph Mosley


OY424-  Daniel Yoder b. Jul.15,1789   m. Feb.22,1815 to Mary LaRosa

(Mar.9,1793- Apr.22, 1879) moved 1825 to Schuylkill, near Orwigsburg

d. Dec.3,1871  Pottsville, PA both Bur. Claumers Church Llewellyn,

Branch Twp.  Daniel's will made 4/22/1866  (Col. Geo. Yoder notes of

c1901- based on correspondence with OY4246-Thanks to Bill Yoder and

his nephew Frank Lee Yoder Jr.  of North Carolina for sharing this new

version of Col. George M. Yoder's notes- confirms OY4241 and

apparently OY426)(Wm L. Yoder family data- recd 5/2000)

   +OY4241- Charles T.  b. 11/24/1815 Sch. Co., Pa

    OY4242- Eliza   b. 6/16/1817  m. John E. Webber d. 8/7/1900

(per Wm. L. Yoder - m. George E. Weber)

    OY4243- Caroline  b. c 1819  d. by 1866?

(?Lewisburg Cem., Caroline Yoder 2/26/1818-6/16/1882

wife of  Benj. Angstadt)(per Wm. L Yoder data- 1818-1831)

    OY4244- Mary    b. c1821    b. by 1866?

(per Wm L. Yoder data 1823-1831)

    OY4245- Joseph L. b. 3/9/1820 m. Eliza Ann Richardson d. 4/22/1885

         bur. Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem,Northumberland Co.,PA

      "died childless at age 68"(per Wm. L Yoder b. 1821)

  +OY4246- William L.  b. 3/19/1830 m. Apr.24,1855 Anna Wooley res.

            Schuylkill Co.

  +OY4247- James L.   b. September 4, 1832 Orwigsburg, Schuylkill co

(per Wm. L. Yoder b 1831) m. Matilda

    Per the biography below, also had a son OY424_- Daniel – ?Same as unlinked “CN-“ b. 1814-16?



OY4241- Charles Thomas Yoder    b. 11/24/1815 Sch.Co.,PA  m. 9/1/1842

       by Rev. Mr. Brown, Pittsburg, PA  Ann Elizabeth Kennedy

       (8/1/1823 Baltimore, MD-  c1894 Pittsburg,PA)  d. 8/14/1851

(References: Family Biography from Rita Dean, featured in YNL 18)

   +OY42411- Charles Theodore   b. Jul 15,1843 Allegheny City,PA

    OY42412- Hamilton Wright    b. 1844    "      m. Mary Lewis  d. 1876

    OY42413- Lorenzo Thomas D. (5/13/1847-2/20/1926) m1. Elizabeth McKee

m2  23 Sep 1901 in New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pa. Elsie Myers Winans (1868-    )

    OY42414- Frances Ann        b. c1848


OY42411- Charles Theodore Yoder    Major GAR   m1. Anna E. Warder 

      m2. Aug.21,1877 Emma Louise Beery  (2/1/1856 DC- 2/28/1927, bur 

       3/3 Arlington Cem.) d. 9/30/1915 Wash.,D.C. bur. Arlington Cem 

      Charles T. Yoder did extensive research into the Yoder family in the

      late 19th Century. His notes were re[portedly given to nephew Howard

      Yoder- and have yet to be discovered.

(Reference: 1870 & 1900 census; Elcy Brooks & Rita Dean data; family

biography; S.S. Yoder data)

  w1    OY424111- Clara         b. 1868      m. (w2) Henry M. McKee  

            no issue, 4 step children. d. 1941

  w2   +OY424112- Edith  May    b. 8/11/1878  m. Albanus (Steve) Johnson

            d. 3/3 or 4/1927  bur. Rock Creek Cem. 

             - Elmer Johnson -no children

             - Ira Johnson-

                    - Winifred Johnson Lautz, 4412 Walsh St., Chevy 

                      Chase, MD 20815

       +OY424113- William Berry b. 3/20/1880 DC m. Allie Geiger

            d. 1920 resident Pittsburg,PA

             - Alice Yoder Feenie- children: William (deceased) and


             - William B.(Bill) Yoder, \Ft. Washington Estates C-10,

      Ft. Washington, Pa 18976

                    -- Alexandra Yoder, 1238 Westmont Ave., Roslyn, PA


       +OY424114- Frank Washington b. 3/1/1883 DC m. 11/15/1911 Mason 

                 Butte Co, S.D. to Beesa Irene Brady  res. Albuquerque, NM  

            in 1927  d. 7/30/1969 bur. Mt. Calvary Cem, Alb., NM

               - Charles Bernard Yoder- b. 11/30/1912 Hoover, SD

                 m. Estelle______  d. 9/9/1978 bur. Mt. Calvary Cem.,

                 Albuquerque, NM

               - Rita Irene    b. 9/6/1914 Hoover ,SD  m. 5/7/1943

                      Howard E. Dean at Herington, KS (11/9/1910-  )

                   -- Mary Katherine Dean b. 7/27/1949 Phillipsburg,KS


OY4246- William L. Yoder  m. Apr.24,1855 to Anna Wooley (9/3/1831 England- 

    6/26/1906)  d. Jun 23,1900  both buried New Castle, VA

   OY42461- Emilie Francis  b. 9/6/1861     m. 12/12/1900 to  Edward

           Lee Walker (8/20/1866-8/4/1926)  d. 12/24/1926 both bur. 

         New Castle, VA.

   OY42462- Clara (Caddie)   b.            m. ________ Stine

         resident in 1926- Albany, NY

   OY42463- Howard W.   b. Jul.  1865 PA    m.  in Philadelphia

      Anna  Kenny    d. 2/25/1929 buried Raleigh, NC


OY42463- Howard W. Yoder   .   b. Jul.  1865 PA    m.  in Philadelphia

      Anna  Kenny    d. 2/25/1929 buried Raleigh, NC

    OY424631- Helen H.   b. Apr. 1892 PA  m. James Paris Jones

    OY424632- William    b. May  1894 VA

    OY424633- Sarah Ann  b. 7/12/1896 VA  d. 9/20/1898 New Castle,VA.

    OY424634- Emiline    b. Apr.  1900 VA


OY4247- James L. Yoder, son of Daniel and Mary (La Ross) Yoder, was born in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1832, died March 24, 1901, and is buried in the Wiconisco cemetery, in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania., married, September 4, 1852, Matilda J. Leib, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1833, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Myers) Leib. _______  res. (Dauphin Co. 1860, 1880 census, Wisconisco Twp; Lynn Yoder  notebook)(Update from Cindy Spoljaric, Oct. 2009, desc of Mary C- “Matilda J.'s maiden name came to me from a 1907 history of Dauphin County, containing a bigraphical sketch of the Yoder family.  (I am relatively new to genealogical research, but I don't think this biographical sketch is totally supported by historical information.) Interestingly, the L. in James L. Yoder has carried down thru the years in my mother's family as "LaRoss", as opposed to "La Rosa" as found in Schuylkill County/Yoder family records.”)

      OY42471- Hannah -deceased

      Oy42472- Howard -deceased

      OY42473- Mary C. (9/1853-1918), married R. W. Cole, and has children: Alice, Laura, Tillie, deceased; Elizabeth, Mary, Tillie (second), La Ross, Leib, and George. (Mary C. Yoder (sometimes known as Dolly) married Richard W. Cole.  Richard and Mary had 9 children, one of whom was my grandfather, Levi David Cole.  Levi had 11 children.  My mom, Laura, is Levi's 9th child. - Cindy Spoljaric)

      +OY42473- C. William E. (1858-  ), concerning whom see forward.

      OY42474- Laura M. (1861-    ) married Dr. B. C. Schoettler, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has children: Anna and Adele.

      +OY42475- James LaRoss (1865-1929) m. 3/12/1891 (he 25 she 22)

Mary J. Morgan (d/o Wm. Morgan). James- shoemaker, James L., resides in Minersville, Pennsylvania, married Mary Morgan and has children: Irene, Willis, deceased; Nellie, twin of Willis; Lizzie, Laura, Dorothy, Marie, Kate, William and Charles.

      OY42476- Howell, deceased.

      OY42477- Lizzie V.  (1869-      ) m 5/22/1890 (she 18 he 22)

Lykens, Pa.  William S Bateman (s/o G. & Henrietta Bateman)has children: Arthur and Seymour.

      OY42478- OY42474- Celia (1873-       ) m. (w1)  7/18/1893 Dauphin Co., Pa

Wm. W. Lebo, has one son, Walter.


James L. Yoder, son of Daniel and Mary (La Ross) Yoder, was born in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1832, died March 24, 1901, and is buried in the Wiconisco cemetery, in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. He received a good education in the public schools of Pottsville and Orwigsburg, being instructed in both the German and English languages. At the age of sixteen years he was apprenticed to learn the trade of watch making with his brother, Joseph, in Pottsville, and worked for him until the death of the latter, when he obtained a position in the drug store of John G. Brown, with whom he remained for four years. He came to Dauphin county in 1881, settled at Wiconisco, and opened a jewelry store, in which venture he was very successful. He carried on this business a number of years, and acquired a considerable amount of real estate and amassed a competence. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a class leader in that institution. He was associated as member with the following organizations: Free and Accepted Masons of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; Junior and Senior Orders of American Mechanics; Patriotic Sons of America; and the Knights of Pythias. He was an ardent supporter of the Republican party, and was at one time auditor of the township.


 (who ???? +OY42475----- James L.  Yoder (2/-/1864 -  ) m.

Lizzie M.   (3/-/1872-  ) (1900-Dauphin, Harrisburg)

---1- Eugene L.  (8/-/1892-   )

---2- Melvin  (6/22/1896-7/-/1973 Fl (SSN))


History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

 By Luther Reily Kelker, 1907



YODER FAMILY. C. William E. Yoder, who resides at No. 826 Cowden street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and has been for some years in the employ of the Harrisburg Steam, Heat & Power Company, is a descendant of a well known family of the state of Pennsylvania, and traces his paternal ancestry, from whom he has inherited many excellent and sterling qualities, to Holland.


Daniel Yoder, grandfather of C. William E. Yoder, was born in Holland and emigrated to the United States many years ago. He settled in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, and for a number of years was a resident of Pottsville. He was a tanner by trade, and a man of considerable importance and influence in his day. He was a member of the Evangelical church, in whose affairs he took an active and beneficial interest. He died at the age of eighty-five years. Married Mary La Ross, who died at the age of eighty-nine years and is buried by the side of her husband in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Their children, all deceased, were: James L., of whom see forward ; Joseph, William, Charles, Eliza, Mary, Caroline and Daniel.


James L. Yoder, son of Daniel and Mary (La Ross) Yoder, was born in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1832, died March 24, 1901, and is buried in the Wiconisco cemetery, in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. He received a good education in the public schools of Pottsville and Orwigsburg, being instructed in both the German and English languages. At the age of sixteen years he was apprenticed to learn the trade of watch making with his brother, Joseph, in Pottsville, and worked for him until the death of the latter, when he obtained a position in the drug store of John G. Brown, with whom he remained for four years. He came to Dauphin county in 1881, settled at Wiconisco, and opened a jewelry store, in which venture he was very successful. He carried on this business a number of years, and acquired a considerable amount of real estate and amassed a competence. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a class leader in that institution. He was associated as member with the following organizations: Free and Accepted Masons of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; Junior and Senior Orders of American Mechanics; Patriotic Sons of America; and the Knights of Pythias. He was an ardent supporter of the Republican party, and was at one time auditor of the township.


James L. Yoder, married, September 4, 1852, Matilda Leib, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1833, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Myers) Leib. Daniel Leib was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and was a baker by occupation. He was a man of influence in his time, served as sheriff of Schuylkill county, as burgess of Pottsville, and was ajnember of the school board. He was a stanch Democrat in politics, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and died about the year 1875, at the age of sixty-eight years. He married (first) Hannah Myers, who died at the age of thirty-three years, having borne him six children, all of whom are deceased except Mrs. Yoder. He married (second) Ruth Barber, who is now (1907) living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of ninety-nine years, and by whom he had three children: James, Robert and Emma. The children of James L. and Matilda (Leib) Yoder were: i. Mary C., married R. W. Cole, and has children: Alice, Laura, Tillie, deceased; Elizabeth, Mary, Tillie (second), La Ross, Leib, and George. 2. Hannah, deceased. 3. C. William E., concerning whom see forward. 4. Laura, married Dr. B. C. Schoettler, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has children: Anna and Adele. 5. James L., resides in Minersville, Pennsylvania, married Mary Morgan and has children: Irene, Willis, deceased; Nellie, twin of Willis; Lizzie, Laura, Dorothy, Marie, Kate, William and Charles. 6. Howell, deceased. 7. Lizzie, married William Bateman and has children: Arthur and Seymour. 8. Cecelia, married William Lebo, has one son, Walter.


C. William E. Yoder, third child and eldest son of James L. and Matilda (Leib) Yoder, was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1858. He was about three months old when his parents removed to Wiconisco, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, and his education was a meagre one, as he entered the schools for but a short time. At the early age of ten years he commenced the serious business of life, his first work consisting of picking slate at the mines, at the old Lykens' Valley breaker. He next obtained employment in the mines as door attendant and driver, and was then made stable boss on the Lykens' Valley slope. This position he held for nine years. His next work was as brakeman on the P. & R. railway, and he was subsequently advanced to the position of conductor, working in this capacity for a period of three and one-half years, and then returning to Wiconisco. There he engaged in the grocery business, which he sold at the end of another three and one-half years, and went to Harrisburg, July 25, 1889. He accepted an offer made him by the Harrisburg Steam, Heat and Power Company, to work for them as steamfitter, and a year later was advanced to the position of meter man, a position he has retained up to the present time, having charge of and keeping in repair all the meters of the company, a position of great responsibility. He was formerly a member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church on State street, Harrisburg, and was one of the organizers of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal church at Twenty-first and Derry streets, was steward of the latter institution, was the first superintendent of the Sunday school, serving in that capacity four years, was the first secretary of the Epworth League Society, and was director of the choir of the Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal church for nine years. He joined the Ridge Avenue Methodist Episcopal church in 1902, and still holds membership there. He is connected in various capacities with the following organizations: Member of the Wesquenesque Tribe, No. 177, Order of Red Men; charter member of Rockaway Castle, No. 278, Knights of the Golden Eagle, of Wiconisco, was one of the founders of the Order there, was keeper or records and is a past chief. He resigned from this, and is now a member of Capitol City Lodge, No. 40, Harrisburg; member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, Wiconisco Lodge, No. 148, and treasurer of that body; Ashlar Lodge, No. 570, Free and Accepted Masons of Wiconisco; Star of America Lodge, No. 113, Knights of Malta, of Harrisburg, is a charter member of this lodge; Dauphin County Historical Society; and an active member of the Harrisburg Choral Society.


C. William E. Yoder was married August 5, 1879, by Rev. R. Kaines, to Kate A. Umholtz, born in Tremont, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, March 18, 1857, daughter of Philip and Susannah (Carl) Umholtz. Philip Umholtz was a pattern maker by trade, and proprietor of the Tremont Foundry at one time. He was an influential citizen of Tremont, and a prominent and active member of the Methodist Episcopal church of the town. He was an inventor of a number of patents, and ranked high in his line of work as a mechanic. He was a stanch Republican in politics. He died in 1883, at the age of seventy years. He married Susannah Carl, who died in 1856, at the age of forty-three years, and is buried beside her husband in Tremont, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania. They were the parents of children: Kate A., mentioned above. Margaret, married John Hoffa, of Dushore, Sullivan county, Pennsylvania, and has a large family. Augustus, resides in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, married Mary Strong and has a family. Charles U., resides in Bristol, Tennessee, married Carrie Deibler and has children. Susannah, widow of Rev. R. Kaines, late of Lykens, Pennsylvania, has children. Mr. and Mrs. Yoder have had children: i. Ham' C., born December 23, 1880, died at the age of ten months. 2. Forrest L. R. born in Wiconisco, November 25. 1882, educated in the schools of Harrisburg, being graduated from the high school in that city in 1904, and is now (1907) employed as clerk with the Guayaquil and Quito Railroad Company, Ecuador, South America. 3. Harold L. R., born July 5, 1884, died in infancy. 4. Charles L. R., born June 3, 1887, was graduated from the high school in the class of 1906, and is a draughtsman in the office of the Internal department, in Harrisburg. 5. Howard L. R., born August 21, 1890, died in infancy. 6. Ruth L. R., bom April 26, 1892. 7. Ralph L. R., born March 26, 1894, died in infancy. The deceased children are all buried in the Wiconisco cemetery.



OY42472- James L. Yoder (c1865-12/2/1929) m. 3/12/1891 Dauphin Co.,Pa.

(he 25 she 22) Mary Jane Morgan (10/28/1869 Lykens, Pa-5/29/1929)

(d/o Wm. Harrison Morgan). James- shoemaker (1900-Dauphim)

OY424721- Irene M. Yoder (9/18/1891-4/26/1957) married Charles F. GABLE.


OY424722- Laura C. (4/18/1895-      )

OY424723- Louisa Elizabeth (5/30/1896-     )

OY424724- Marie Matilda (11/14/1897-      )

OY424725- Katie Adele  (12/10/1899-2/18/1970)

OY424726- Dorothy Mildred (2/3/1902-1980)

OY424727- James William  (9/17/1903-     )

OY424728- Nellie (2/18/1904-      )

OY424729- Stillborn son  (2/18/1904-    )

OY42472a- Charles Lerose (8/31/1905-     )

OY42472b- Frances Elizabeth (8/30/1907-10/29/1977)

OY42472c- Mary (12/10/1909-     )

OY42472d- Warren Harrison  (7/7/1913-       )


“Nellie was my grandmother. She died when my mother was about eighteen, which would be about 1932.   She was buried in the Mount Laurel Cemetary.  She had three daughters, Mary, Nellie, and Georgine.  My mother was Georgine and was born on December 13, 1928 and died on February 4, 1996.  She is survived by two of three sons (my eldest brother died August 13, 2005), six grandsons, and three great-grandsons” Dorothy Brochey []April 2006 



OY426- George Yoter (Yoder)  b c 10/1/1800 PA  m Margaret (Peggy) Shickel

      (c1793 or 1800-    )  d 3/12/1872 age 71y 5m 11d farmer  buried Oakland

       Cemetery, in Dempseytown, Venango County, Pa  (See YNL 33)

      1820 census- Hemlock Twp, Columbia Co, Pa- George "Yitter" with one

      male child under 10 .  Venango Co,PA- 1830- Cherry Twp; 1840 Sugar Creek Twp;  1850 and  1860-  Oakland, PA (References: Elias's Veterans pension;

       Venango Genealogical  Society, Elissa M. Stuttler-'97) (Will dated 2/16/1872, recorded 3/25/1872 for George Yoter, Oakland Twp. Lists wife Margaret, son Elias, gd Mrs. Sarah Ann Carter, son William, and daughter Sarah Bennyhoof) Jill and Chuck Ferguson, Denver, Co-Feb/99- "Our source for Margaret

Shickel's name is Sarah Yoter-Benninghoff's death certificate, 7 Aug 1909.

She was buried  9 Aug in the Shenango Valley Cemetery in Clark, Mercer

county, PA. (The informant for the certificate was her daughter, Elizabeth Ann

Benninghoff Dunkerley. We have a picture of Elizabeth, and a picture of

her brother, George, and his family.)  We have Jacob Shickel, 1820 & 1830

censuses, in Columbia county, Hemlock Twp. In 1820, he is next door to

George Yoder - so he may be Margaret's father."

Charles Ferguson <>)

  + OY4261- male       b 1815-20 (William- living as of 1872)

      (? same as William Yoder  1850 Lawrence Co, Pa -see below

       and ? William Yoter in 1900 Gage Co.,Nebraska; b. 5/-/1819 Pa

      fil of William H. Wellemeyer)

    OY4262- male       b 1820-25

    OY4263- Sarah  3/3/1822-8/7/1909) m. Charles Benninghoff (    -     )

        Resided in Venango Co, Pa,Arcola, Il  , and Mercer Co, Pa 

       (Sarah m. Charles (Bennyhoof) Benninghoff (Benninghoof) res. at brother Elias' death,1905, of Transfer, Mercer Co., Pa., Charles Benninghoof died in Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co.,Pa. on 3/9/1890 age 64.Formerly of Cherrytree Twp, Venango Co.)

    OY4264- male       b 1825-30

        (Thomas  b c1832   d 7/12/1854 age 22 on Salmon River, CA of

           congestion of the bowels-(Per Venango Spectator Tobias Yoter b. c1833

         d.7/12/1854   age 21))

   +OY4265- male       b 1830-35

         Elias   b 1836 


      Later land records showed that she owned property in Columbia directly

beside her son George and his wife Margaret. Richard H. Yoder of Bechtelsville

reports that Columbia County Deed Book, No. 4, page 338, 15 May 1820 shows

Sabastian FOUST & wife Elizabeth of Albany Twp, Berks Co, deeding property to

George Yoder ---messuage  & tract in Catawissa Twp. containing 152 1/2 acres,

beginning at a corner of Nancy Yoder's land--- "in and out of 5 equal and

undivided thirteenth parts, parts of 800 acres of land in Schuylkill Co. which were  taken up in the name of Conrad Martz and George Flower---patent dated 4 Jan 1788 and coveyed unto a certain Jacob FOUST as in and by said patent enrolled in the Rolls office for the state of Pa. in Pat. Bk #12 pages 90 & 91---. Relation being thereunto had more fully at large appear Whereas the said Jacob Foust being so seized and possessed thereof died intestate leaving 14 children one of who died intestate and without issue and whereas five of the children of the said Jacob Foust deceased in and by their several duty executed did grant and convey unto Sabistain Foust and to his heirs---and the said Sabistain Foust and Elizabeth his wife by their deed of Indenture bearing date of 15 April 1820 did convey the above mentioned 5/13 of the 800 acres of land in Schuylkill Co. aforesaid (inter alia) unto George Yoder---recited  indenture recorded at Danville in the office for recording deeds in and for Columbia Co. in the Deed Book D pages 338,339".  According to Richard, there is no such Deed Book in Columbia Co, nor is there any entry in their Grantor/Grantee index books. George sold part of the above property to James  Pantecost DB 4-521 11 Apr 1826 and part of it Jacob Shulze DB 5-511 on 5 April 1828.

      Deed Book 4, page 521  11 Apr 1826 shows George Yoder and Ab.

Strohm--Adm. of Ann Yoder deceased to James Pantacost 29 1/2 acres---It being

the same tract, from the estate of Jacob Foust. Northumberland County was

established in 1772, Schuylkill in 1811, and Columbia Co in 1813.


Jill and Chuck Ferguson- Feb 2010


From the "Irish Pete" (OY42) information in the archives:


+OY426- George b. over 14 in 1818

(per typed Col. Geo. data- moved to "Orange Co, Pa- note- there is NO Orange

County Pa, but "Venango" handscribed could well be interpreted and typed as

"Orange" -strong assumption that "missing link" George of Venango Co is he;


Well, you know by now that it is, indeed, George of Venango County, and Venango and Orange could be mixed up.  However,

here's a tidbit I found that might offer another explanation, referencing Columbia County PA, where George lived before he moved to Venango County PA:


From: Denver Public Library

“History of Columbia County, Pennsylvania, from the Earliest Times”


Page 56  Orange was for a long time a seperate election district, but not a township.  But at the April Court, 1839, after some oppostition, parts of Bloom, Mount Pleasant and Fishing Creek were carved out and the name Orange given to the territory.”


So there was a district in Columbia County called "Orange".  It's late for our George, butI thought it was intriguing and worth sharing.



NOTE: Cumberland county origin (below) point to him being an unrecorded son of John Yoter, “G” perhaps instead of the son of George

? OY4261- William Yoter   (?William- living as of 1872,

1850 Lawrence Co, Pa-"cabinetmaker"; 1860 and 1870 Douglas Co,Ill

"cabinetmaker"  (same as? William Yoter  b. 5/-/1819 Pa in 1900

Wymore, Gage Co.,Nebraska- father-in-law Wm. H. Wellemeyer)

OY42611-  Mary Jane   b. c1834 Pa

OY42612-  Sarah    b. c1837 Pa

OY42613-  Adeline  b. c1850 Pa

(Douglas Co, Ill.  m. shown for Adaline Yoter and William Stone in 1867)

OY42614-  Alice  b. c1859 Il

OY42615-  Clara  b c1861 Il

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The first furniture store in Garner was

established in 1871 by Kemp & Christie.

In 1880 William Yoter purchased the

business, and is the present representative

of that line, enjoying a monopoly. A de-

partment for the repair of disabled furni-

ture receives the attention of Mr. Yoter,

who is a good practical workman, and

whatever he takes hold of is well done.


William Yoter, a native of Cumberland

Co., Penn., was born on the 20th day of

May, 1819. When nineteen years old he

went to Pittsburg, where he was appren-

ticed to the trade of cabinetmaker. Here

he cast his first vote for William Henry

Harrison. Soon after finishing his trade

he established himself in New Castle,

where he followed the same for sixteen

years. In 185V lie was joined in wedlock

with Eliza Dalzell. They had one child

— Clara Bell, now married. By a former

marriage he had three children— Jane,

Adeline and Sarah Ann. In 1858 Mr.

Yoter emigrated to Illinois and settled in

Douglas county, where he again embarked

in his present business. In 1878 he came

to Hancock county, where he has since

resided. Mr. Yoter is a member of the

United Presbyterian Church. In politics

he is a republican.




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1850 Pa census:

William Yoder     Law   N.Cast      227

name        age   occupation  birth cmts

William           30      cabinetmkr $1200      Pa

Eliza       32                Pa

?Mary         4               Pa

Sarah         3               Pa

Infant            1/12             Pa

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Following from Yolanda Lewis <> March 2001:

1860: On page ~791 (Arcola) was:

Willaim Yoter, age 41, a Cabinet Maker, from Penn.,

Eliza,              40,                     Ind.

Jane                14,                 Penn.

Adeline             10,                 Penn.

Alice                 1,                     Ill.

* Source: My father in law George Lewis. I do not have a transcript or

originals of this census.  Judging by when Alice was born they were in IL

since 1859 at least. There is information on Douglas County website regarding

Eliza Yoter purchasing land from the RR in 1860's.

There is also a marriage shown for Adaline Yoter and William Stone in 1867.

The 1860 IL Census for Douglas County, page 890, had a William Stone, age 22

or 23, from KY who was single and a Farm Hand.  Not sure if the same person,

but he is not on 1870 census.


The 1870 for the same family has:

Yoter William       51  Furniture D&W   Penn

       Eliza            53    Keeping House Ireland

       Adaline      20                  Penn

       Clara             9                  Ill

Both girls have their mother listed as foreign born, and notice Indiana in

1860 and Ireland in 1870 as Eliza's birth place. They are living with John

Linegar (grocer) and his wife Sarah who are 64 & 65 respectively, he from PA

she from NJ.  I wonder if there were Linegar's in Venango Co or Lawrence Co

in 1850? Note: For some reason the 1870 Douglas Co census transcript does

not show  William Yoter, it has him & family down as Linegar, but the

name Yoter is there on the original census.

12/15/1870 - Record of marriage of Adeline Lewis and Allen F. Lewis.  (Allen

is listed as A.T. on the census - they got the middle initial wrong).

There is no record of  Yoter's in Arcola on the 1880 census as far as I can

tell.  Next time we're in Tuscola, I'll check the courthouse to see if there

are any records for Jane or Clara or any more info on William or Eliza.  My

husband's great uncle (several times) Allen F. was living with his parents in

Hearne, TX in 1880.  No Adaline and he says he is 30 and single!

Unfortunately, we have "lost contact" with 6 of the 8 Lewis' kids and the

only records that we have prior to 1900's are from government sources, so

there are more questions than there are answers.

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My husband, Chuck Ferguson, is a descendant of George Yoter (OY426), and we've corresponded before. I have some information to share with the Yoder Archives.

Here is a transcript of the obituary for George's son, William (OY4261):

Wymore, Nebraska, Saturday, April 4, 1903


William Yoter, aged eighty-six years, departed this life Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Wellemeyer, in this city. Death was caused by heart failure and the infirmities incidental to old age. He died peacefully with perfect faith in his Creator and hope of immortal life. As he realized that the end was near, he found comfort and consolation in the singing of his favorite hymn, “Lead Kindly Light.” He was not afraid to go, for he knew that the One who had watched over him in life, would not forsake him in death. For ten years he has made his home with his daughter, who has given him every attention possible. At the last, loving hands were striving to make his burden light as they had done throughout his life. Mr. Yoter was a native of Pennsylvania. After his marriage to Miss Eliza Dalzell, in 1854, he removed to Illinois, wlhere the family lived for twenty years. Garner, Iowa, was their home for several years after that and in 1892 they moved to St. Francis, Kansas. Here Mrs. Yoter passed into the great beyond, April 12, 1893. Mr. Yoter was a devout member of the Congregational church and his life was that of a good, sincere Christian. Both in spirit and action he was true to his fellowman. He was the senior member of the Wellemeyer & Yoter Hardware company, and was unusually active for a man of his years. His earthly work is finished and all who knew him will say his life was well lived. Avery simple but impressive funeral service was held at the family home Friday morning, by Rev. W. F. Berger, and then all that was mortal of William Yoter was consigned to mother earth in *Overlook cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn. May he rest in peace.

*Overlook Cemetery is Wymore Cemetery, Gage Co, NE. (Wymore Cemetery is located on section 24 of Sicily Township. The cemetery is located 1 mile west of Wymore--from Gage Co, NE site at GenWeb.)

I'll send some more information in another email.

Jill Ferguson
Denver, CO


*collected census records for George Yoter (OY426) and his sons, William and Elias.


*Biographical sketch of William Yoter (OY4261) from "History of Kossuth, Hancock & Winnebago Counties,

   Iowa, 1884; p 677"


The above sketch confirms that William was married twice. (Both wives were named Eliza.  The 2nd wife was Eliza Dalzell; the maiden name of the 1st wife is unknown.)


My sources for the 1st wife are the US 1850 census, the biographical sketch of her husband, and her death notice in the obituary/marriage index of the New Castle Public Library in Lawrence Co, PA.  This index has provided other information as well, so here's an updated listing for William and his family:


William Yoter

  b. 20 May 1819, Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania (I'm wondering if this should be "Columbia County"--they sound similar--

      this is from the biographical sketch)

  d. 31 Mar 1903, Wymore, Gage Co, NE

& (I) Eliza Jane Unknown (Death notice, Lawrence Co (PA) Journal, 24 Jun 1854 from New Castle Public Library Index)

  b. ca 1818, PA

  d. Jun 1854, Lawrence Co, PA

  m. ca 1845

|    Mary Jane Yoter

|      b. ca 1845

|    & Unknown Laurence (based on notes Yolanda Lewis took from William Yoter's will; Public Member site of yoLewis

|    Sarah Ann Yoter

|      b. 11 Mar 1846, PA

|      d. 25 Nov 1918

|    & John Wesley Carter

|      b. Nov 1843, PA

|      d. 1916

|      m. 3 Jan 1867, Venango Co., PA

|    Adeline Yoter

|      b. Aug 1850, Lawrence Co, PA

|    & Allen F Lewis

|      m. 15 Dec 1870, Douglas Co, IL

|    Infant daughter Yoter

|      b. Aug 1850 (1850 US Federal Census (Lawrence Co PA)--William Yoter has 2 infant daughters, aged 1 month;

           probably born in August.  One of these twins is Adeline.  No further information; evidently died young)


& (II) Eliza Dalzell

  b. ca 1817, Ireland

  d. 12 Apr 1893, St. Francis, KS

  m. Thurs, 30 Nov 1854, Lawrence Co, PA

|    Margaret Ella Yoter (Death notice, Lawrence Co (PA) Journal, 18 Jul 1857 from New Castle Public Library Index)

|      b. 27 Sep 1855, Lawrence Co, PA

|      d. 12 Jul 1857, Lawrence Co, PA

|    Alice Yoter

|      b. ca 1859, Douglas Co, IL

|      d. by 1870, Douglas Co, IL

|    Clara Belle Yoter

|      b. 11 Oct 1861, Douglas Co, IL

|      d. 24 Dec 1933, Wymore, Gage Co, IA

|    & William H. Wellemeyer

|      b. 10 Mar 1852, Wapello, Iowa

|      d. 29 Mar 1930, Wymore, Gage Co, IA

|      m. 2 Oct 1879, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co, NE

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??granddaughter??OY4246- Sarah Ann   b 3/7/1846  m 1/3/1867 Thomas  

Theodore Carter d 1918  bur Bethel Meth Church Cem, Oakland Twp,

Venango Co (Marriage Reference "Venango Spectator" 1/11/1867- cited

husband's name as John W. Carter-both of Oakland) (Sarah A. age 13 in

1860, residing with George and Margaret)

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-confirmation that Sarah was dau. of William.

From: "Mary Sutley" <>

Subject: My Great grandmother Sarah Yoder Carter.

Mon, 15 Oct 2001 -I am looking for my great greatmother and she was married

to John Wesley Carter born1845- 1918  But can't fine Sarah, mother name but her

father name was William by her death cert. He was born in the Oak Grove farm in

Dempseytown Rd, and they resided on the the Old Toomey farm near Gallaway.

They had 9 children. My grandmother was Mrs A B.Strawbridge

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Chris--- Sarah Yoder born -- March 11 1846--Nov. 25, 1918  72 years old. death at the home of her daughter, Icy  Strawbridge, Is my grandmother. My father was

Glenn Burton Strawbridge. My great-grandmother died at 1249 Otter st. called the

Grant House in Franklin,Pa. She died from Heart trouble. And Icy also died

from a heart attack in a clothing store. Children: 1-Maratha - Mrs. S Clain Sharrer of Youngstown Ohio. 2--Icey , Mrs, AB Strawbridge, of Franklin, Pa.

3-Melina--Mrs. A J Peebles of TITIVILLE , Pa.  -Mrs. Benjamin M'Sparren

Oil City--5.---Thomas T Carter--Rouseville  Pa.   6---Lewis of Franklin, Pa

7.Domer of Franklin Pa. 8---- George W Carter Aug 10 1898  was murdered

on the Gibson farm at Ryan . near Rouseville.   I also have the clipping of the

newspaper of his murder.   Also William Yoder was a Cabinet maker.

Mary Sutley (2/2002)

Her daughter , Icy Strawbridge she was born1871  died Jan 5 1935 Married   Albert Burton Strawbridge on April 7 1896.   Albert and Icy had  4 boys---- 1 Henry James Strawbridge 2 - Glenn Burton Strawbridge {my Dad}  He had 2 children- Mary Jane Strawbridge  Sutley- Jan 7 1928, and a brother, Robert  James Strawbridge.  3- Domer E Strawbridge, and 4- Lawrence Strawbridge.


John and Sarah  They lived on the Old Toomey  farm near Galloway.  Thomas of Rouseville- Lewis of Franklin Pa. - Mrs. Benjamin McSparren of Franklin, Pa.- Mrs,A.j.Peebles of Titusville Pa. -Mrs.S,C.Sharrer of Youngstown Ohio- Mrs.A.B.Strawbridge {Icy} of Franklin, Pa.- Domer at Home Mrs. Walter Prichard of Dempertown, Pa. Thanks for the mail.  Mary Jane


More data from Yolanda Lewis, – Nov. 2, 2005 :


Still no luck on locating his daughter Addie Yoter (death or divorce record), though we did find that Allen F. Lewis whom she married in Arcola in 1870, remarried in Texas in mid-1881.  -- Yolanda Lewis

More info on OY4261 - William Yoter

From History of Kossuth, Hancock & Winnebago Counties, Iowa, pub. 1884, p.677
Born: 20th May 1819, native of Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania
At age 19 went to Pittsburg to apprentice as a cabinet maker
Went to New Castle (Lawrence Co) after finishing his trade
In 1857 joined in wedlock to Eliza Dalzell
They had one child Clara Bell now married (OY42615)
By former marriage three children - Jane (OY42611), Adeline (OY42613), Sara Ann (OY42612)
Emigrated to Illinois in 1858 and settled in Arcola
In 1878 came to Hancock county, Iowa where purchased furniture business in Garner (Hancock Co, IA) in 1880.
In politics he is a republican.
Member of United Presbyterian Church

William Yoter's obituary, published in Wynmore, Gage Co, NE April 4, 1903
Died at home of daughter Mrs. W. E. Wellemeyer (OY42615) in Wynmore, March 31, 1903
Married Miss Eliza Dalzell in 1854 in Pennsylvania and removed to Illinois
Stayed in IL for 20 years, and removed to Garner, Iowa for a few years
In 1892 moved to St. Francis, Kansas, where wife Eliza died April 12, 1893
Member of the Congregational Church
Senior member of the Wellemeyer & Yoter Hardware Company

William Yoter's will from Gage Co, NE, names daughter Sarah Ann Carter (OY42612),
daughter, Jane Laurence (OY42611), daughter Clara B. Wellemeyer (OY42615), granddaughter Lorene D. Wellemeyer, and son-in-law, William H. Wellemeyer.

There is no mention of daugther OY42614- Alice b. c1859 Il (in 1860 Douglas Co, IL, census) who I believe died at a young age in Arcola.

Clara Belle Yoter (OY42615) obituary in Wynmore, NE
died 24 Dec 1933 in Wynmore, Gage Co, NE
born in Neola, Kansas 11 Oct 1860
Married 12 October 1879 to William H Wellemeyer at Clear Lake  (Cerro Gordo), Iowa
One daughter Lorene, deceased (unmarried, born 1881, died, July 22, 1933 in Wynmore)
leaves no immediate relatives.


From- Jill Ferguson,  Denver, CO- Feb 2010


Lastly, I can't prove it, but I think Chuck's family has a wooden chest built by William Yoter, who was a furniture maker.  My mother-in-law, Lucille,  complained for years (which is why I remember the story so well!) that while she was taking care of her dying grandmother (Elizabeth Benninghoff Dunkerly--daughter of Sarah Yoter whose parents were George OY426 Yoter and Margaret Shickel of Venango Co PA) her sisters never helped, but kept coming by and asking their Grandmother for family heirlooms.  They got all the good stuff and my mother-in-law got nothing, after doing all the work.   Her sister Florence (Chuck's aunt) got a wooden chest that Lucille wanted. 

As the story goes, the chest was a wedding gift to Elizabeth from her brother.  When the family moved to Illinois, the chest went with them.  After several years in Illinois, the family returned to PA, bringing the chest back.  Elizabeth's husband complained that they had to haul that chest all the way to Illinois and back again.  Nice dawned on me years later that Elizabeth went to IL as a child, with her parents.  She married after the return to PA and spent the rest of her life in PA.  So it couldn't have been her chest.  Most likely, it was her mother's.  And her mother, Sarah Yoter Benninghoff, had a brother named William Yoter who was a furniture maker...............!    Lucille is still living at 93 but suffering from dementia.  Aunt Florence is doing pretty well, but she has kids and grandkids, so I expect the chest to end up with one of them.  We do have a photo of it, somewhere in a shoebox.  We wanted to be sure and document the chest.  Chuck happens to be Aunt Florence's favorite nephew, so she took all her knick-knacks off of it and let us take the picture.

Chuck and I really appreciate the Yoder archives.  As you know, getting researchers together in one place to share information is really conducive to putting it all together.  Yolanda Lewis' census info, placing William Yoter of Lawrence Co in Arcola IL was a big "Aha!" moment for us, because Chuck's great-great grandparents (Sarah Yoter and Charles Benninghoff) moved there too, which made us all the more certain that William was Sarah's brother. 



OY4265- Elias Yoder  (c1836-2/28/1905 Florence, Co-reportedly  drowned)

m 4/11/1860  Dempseytown, PA by Rev Jacob Weikel  to Mary A Weikel

(c1838-6/8/1899 age 61 Florence,Co) moved to Florence c1895, res Galloway,

Sugar Creek Twp in 1880  (Venango Deed book 105, page 110 from Elias

Yoter and Mary A. Yoter, his wife, of Sugarcreek Twp., received title to this

land by will).(No will recorded for Margaret in Venango)

(both bur. Fremont County, Colo. Union Highland Cem-

"Elias Yoter  d. 2 Mar 1905", "Mary (Mrs.) Youtar d. 10 Jun 1899")

(sketch of his farm appears in History of Venango County Pennsylvania - 1879

by J. A. Caldwell, Columbus, Ohio; same source, page 651: says

        Elias Yoter, born October 1, 1836 in Venango county; moved to

        Sugarcreek Township 1876. Married April 16, 1862. Business-farmer.)

    OY42651- Ella V    b 12/3/1866  m James Galvin Johnston

(12/18/1864 in Two Mile Run, Pa-       )  res 1880 Galloway, 

         Venango Co, PA, res. Florence, Col. at time of father's death)

    OY42652- Maud Phipps Yoter (          -1/24/1881 age 11 months)

      "d/o Elias Yoter"


"We researched George Yoter early in our genealogy career (as in, didn't

always know what we were doing) and did not copy his will--only took

notes on names.  However, we have an agreement between Elias and

Nicholas Hartman, relieving Hartman from his duties as executor of

George's will.  (Venango County, Grantor/Grantee V 95 p 317,

March 28, 1873).  "...the said Elias Yoter was made the residuary

legatee or devisee of the remainder of the estate of said George Yoter,

deceased".  The next part lists items set aside for Margaret (feather

beds, crockery, etc.) and then "...the rest of the property was turned

over to said Elias Yoter."


"However, last night at the library, I did find an item in the 1879

Venango County History stating that Elias moved to Sugarcreek Twp. in

1876.  Since the farm picture comes from the same 1879 source, and

George was of Oakland Twp. at the time of his death, 1872, it wouldn't

be George's farm.  Sorry for the confusion.  We weren't sure about it ,

just thought it might be George's.


"One other note:  Denver Public Library has a History of N. Pennsylvania

that has biographical info on the Benninghoffs in Venango Co and lists

Charles Benninghoff's wife as "Sarah Yates".  Chuck's grandfather, the

late Clarence Dunkerley (Charles and Sarah's grandson) told us her name

was Yoder, not Yates.  Otherwise, we would never have known the correct

name.  We don't have any photos, documentation or oral history; sorry we

don't have more information to share; we certainly appreciate all the

new information.  If we find more in the future, we will pass it on to

the Yoder archives.  We do have Sarah Yoter Benninghoff's children (two

were named George and Margaret.)-Jill Ferguson



OY43- Johannes  m. 12/23/1788 Exeter Twp, Schwartzwald Ch. to Phronica

    Emmerich ("Johannes Jotter m. Fronica Emmerich of Rockland Twp")

(christ. 12/15/1760 DeLongs Ref. Church, Bowers-   d.? 9/19/1833) 

d. 10/26/1847 Richmond Twp. Berks Co.

   OY431- Hanna     b. Jun.30,1789 Rockland Twp

        bapt Christ (Mertz) Church. 

   OY432- Maria     b. Aug.27,1790

  +OY433- Jacob     b. Jun.27,1792

  +OY434- Johannes  b. Jun.19,1794

   OY435- Catherine b. Nov.15,1796   (?m. Daniel Biel)


     Catherine Yoder's birthdate, given by you, is the only possible one I have

for her at present.  Had an earlier hunch her parents would have been Jacob

Yoder and Catherine (?) Still pondering this one.----If her parents were

Johanes Joder and Phronica Emmerich then she was baptized April 2, 1797,

in the Christ Church of Bieber Creek (Mertz;) Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Her sponsor was Hana Emerich. (Notice the mother and sponsor have

different surname spellings for what this is worth at this time.)

        Daniel Biehl:  I know he died in the Oley township, Pennsylvania; no

dates or parentage.  He was a tinsmith and a Lutheran.

Their children:

Elizabeth Biehl, married to Joseph Kissling

Abraham Yoder Biehl

Daniel Biehl

Catherine Biehl, married to John Stapleton

Isaac Yoder Biehl, married to Susanna Eidel

      I descend fromElizabeth Biehl and her husband, Joseph Kissling.

 One of their children, Catherine "Kitty," married Jacob Jones.

They were my maternal great grandparents.

Mary Ann Brown, June 7, 1999


   OY436- Abraham   b. 9/17/1799   d.3/10/1826 Kutztown Cem.

  +OY437- David     b. 4/13/1804 Richmond Twp.

   OY438- Christina b. 2/2/1807 bap.Moselem Zion's Luth Church by Rev.

        John Stoever, Richmond Twp.  m. 1/18/1829 to Peter Merkel by

          Rev Charles Herman  d. 8/30/1889


OY433- Jacob Yoder bapt. 10/21/1792 Christ Mertz Luth. Ch., Dryville, Pa

      m1.  c1817 Lydia Brown(Liddy Elizabeth Braun) (   - by 1827) ,

      m2. Feb.24,1827 by Rev. C.G. Herman, both of Richmond Twp.

      to Catherine  Ernst (12/8/1800- 1/11/1875)   Jacob. d. Sep.23,1861 Jacob and

       Catherine Both Bur. Hains Church Cemetery, Wernersville,PA, shoemaker

    OY4331- Maria (Polly)  b. Jan.8,1815  m. Dec.23,1849 at New

               Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rockland Twp. to Benjamin Kelchner

   +OY4332- Amos    b. Mar.23,1816 Oley Twp.

   +OY4333- William  b. Mar.12,1820

   +OY4334- Johannes b. 7/27/1818  m. 4/5/1847 Elizabeth Schmehl (8/10/1827-

          1/22/1907)  d. May 15, 1871  lived at Wernersville. Eliz Bu. Hains. John unk.

    OY4335- Isaac   b. May 10,1822   bapt. 6/14/1822 d. Apr.3, 1824

   +OY4336- James   b. Nov.26,1824  bap.5/1/1825  res. Adamstown. d. Feb.7,1865

         Civil War

    OY4337- Sarah (Sally)  b. Jan.31,1839  d. Jan.26,1856

    +OY4338- Daniel  b. Sep.8,1831 res. New Jerusalem,PA m. 9/11/1853

         Susanna Gerhard   d. Jun.4,1901  bur. Hains.

    OY4339- Catherine (Kate) b. Jun.27,1833 m. 10/16/1858 to

         Benjamin Bergman d. Apr.21,1859

    OY433a- Esther (Hettie)  b. May 9,1840 m. 6/18/1861 Thomas Wenrich

         by Rev, Jager  d. Feb.22,1896

    OY433b- Benneville   b. Sep.1,1842    m. Rebecca ________  

         d. Jan.13,1917  bur. Sheridan Cem, Lebanon Co. - no issue


OY4332- Amos Yoder  m. Nov.22,1846  Elizabeth Ruth/Moyer (Oct.31,1810-

     Nov. 21,1878)  d. May 22,1893 bur. Hains Cem. Wernersville.

  +OY43321- Adam  b. Apr.10,1847 

   OY43322- David  b. Feb.12,1850  d. Dec.16 (or 14),1861


OY43321- *Adam Yoder (4/10/1847-1/22/1920 res Wernersville)

      m 5/-/1868 Margaret Ruth (c1844-c1910 bur Hains)

      (1880 Cens with father Amos Berks, L H Twp;

      Will of Adam; Will of Margaret 1910, Helen V Yoder 95,

      St John's (Hains) Cem)

OY433211- Ellen  Rebecca (8/23/1869-      ) m Reuben Weinrick

OY433212- David R (2/7/1871-1/30/1957) m

      Gertie W.Gaul

OY433213- James Joseph  (10/29/1873-2/4/1880or82)

OY433214- William Davis (1/26/1875-3/5/1959) m

      Elmedia Hiester

OY433215- Amos Daniel (5/31/1877-2/19/1880)

+OY433216- Harvey Ellsworth (4/3/1879-    ) m

      Amelia R.Krick

OY433217- Elizabeth S. (4/1/1881-3/26/1899)

OY433218- Frederick  (8/8/1883-11/25/1883)

(*Adam possibly also had an illegitmate child named Adam Daniel

Yoder (who m. Sallie Ida Emes) .This child was born 12/21/1867 to

Mary Ann Leissinger (married ?  a Showers)-per Rev. Charles Pauli

records. This Adam Daniel is an ancestor of Mary Gofus and Mr.

Robert Keller; UPDATE: 10/97- Robert Keller found that on Adam

Daniel's marriage record to his second wife- his father is recorded

as "Adam Yoder of  Wernersville"-apparently confirming this link)


OY43321*1- Adam Daniel Yoder (12/21/1867-11/11/1925 Wednesday 11:45pm)

m  7/16/1887 by Wm. J. Kershner at St. John's (Hains) Reformed Ch.

Wernersville,Pa. Sallie Ida Emes (1/9/1871 Fritztown,Pa-7/16/1956 BP)

divorced 7/12/1918  m2. 2/1/1919 at Rosedale,Pa   Katie E. Brandt  bur.

Auhlenbach's Cem.(Mary Jane Gofus Cht '86, Robert Keller data 9/97)

(Adam's mother was Mary A. Leininger Showers (11/19/1847-3/20/1928)

OY43321*11- James Paul  (3/4/1888 Fritztown,Pa-4/18/1970 VA Hospital,

Lebanon,Pa) bur Laureldale Cem, Laureldale,Pa.

OY43321*12- Floyd Adam  (1/17/1890-3/28/1890) bur. Hain's Cem.

OY43321*13- George Daniel  (1/24/1891 Fritztown,Pa-2/14/1970 Tioga

Co,Wellsboro, Pa) bur. Auhlenbach's Cem. m1. 8/3/1911 Kathryn Pearl Behrle

(5/31/1890- 2/3/1968)  m2       Iva R. Yoder   (3/2/1887-8/21/1971)

OY43321*14- Stephen Franklin  (11/24/1893 Fritztown,Pa-10/27/1968

Reading,Pa)  m. 12/26/1914 Hamburg,Pa  Viola (Delp) Rapp (4/22/1894-     )

bur. Zion Spies Cem., Alsace Twp, BP

OY43321*15- Irvin Charles (9//2/1894-8/9/1975) m. 6/2/1913 Annie Shane 

(         -          ) bur. Reformed Church Oley, Pa

OY43321*16- Anna Mary  (1900-1918) Auhlenbach's Cem.

OY43321*17- Sara Mantana (10/25/1902-6/14/1991 Berks Heim, Reading, Pa)

m            John Whitehead

OY43321*18-  Harry Andrew  (1907-       )  m.          Mildred Mahle  (    -     )


OY433216- Harvey Ellsworth  Yoder  (4/3/1879-12/11/1951)  m

Amelia R.Krick  (            -       ) (St. John's United Church of Christ, Sunbury


OY4332161- Earl Edwin  (12/12/1900-       )

OY4332162- Mabel Minerva  (3/2/1903-        )

OY4332163- Luella Krick  (1/3/1906-          )


OY4333- William Yoder  m. Nov.19,1844 to Susanna Strunk (Oct.28,1822- 

     Aug.16,1896)  d. Dec.30,1890 both bur. Hains Cem.

  +OY43331- Jacob S.  b. Jan.5,1847  

  ?OY4333- ? George Jacob b.6 or 1/10/1848 bapt.7/31/1848 Zions Church

      (not in 1850 census)

   OY43332- Sarah Ann  b. Jun.14,1849  m. William H. Linsman 

        d. Mar.11,1873

  +OY43333- Daniel S.  b. Nov.27, 1852 

   OY43334- Mary Rebecca  b. Oct.14,1859  d. Oct.6,1861

   OY43335- Lydia Ann  b. Sep.20,1863  m. M. Darius Bohn d. 1943

   OY43336- Kate Susan  b. Dec.13,1865 m. Aaron Lieb (1860-1943)

      d. Sep.19,1907


OY43331- Jacob S Yoder (1/5/1847 Wernersville-3/29/1909

      Wernersville) m Jemima M Wenrich (1844-1938)

      (Berks Co Bio; 1880 Cens Lower Heidelberg Twp, Berks;

      Jacob S Yoder will 1909; 1st U C of C Reading,

      Mrs.Daniel (Helen) Yoder)

OY43331- Kensie (Kensa) N (1877-1947 bur St John's (Hains) Cem)

      (?Dr. Kensie N. Yoder (10/22/1863(?sic)-6/25/1911

      per Records of 1st U C of C, Reading )

      m Alice L (1/26/1868-2/5/1963))   dentist

OY43332- Frederick S (b 3/17/1885 Wernersville-10/-/1968 bur St.

      John's (Hains) Church, Wernersville) dentist


OY43333- Daniel S Yoder (11/27/1852-11/1/1925)

      m Cornelia A Lengle (1856-1949)

      (1880 Cens Berks Lower Heidelberg,

      Helen Yoder data 1995)

OY433331- Laura Susan (1878-1954) bur St John's (Hains) Ch.

      Wernersville,Pa m Stephen Hughes (1877-1936)

OY433332- unknown


OY4334- Johannes Yoder  m. Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmehl (Catherine?

            d. 22 Jan 190_) d. May 14/15, 1871  farmer, Heidelberg Twp.

      (Helen V. Yoder-1997)

   OY43341- Catherine   b.       m. Richard Shirley of Managrunk,PA

     (? Kitty b. 6/11/1847 d/o John & Eliz. 1st Ref Ch. Reading) 

   OY43342- Henrich D/S.  b. 10/7/1850 m. Caroline Fisher

(     -3/10/1917)

  +OY43343- Reuben      b.  3/3/1853 

   OY43344- Louisa      b. 11/26/1854  m. Aaron Witman

  +OY43345- Franklin D/S. b. 9/23/1856 

   OY43346- Daniel S.

   OY43347- Hannah      b. 6/11/1858  m. Cyrus Wolf

   OY43348- Isaac  b. 6/4/1861  unmarried   d. 1 Apr.1877

  +OY43349- Adam S/D.     b. 8/11/1863  m. Sallie Glass  d. 11/22/1923

  +OY4334a- John (William)  b.3/9/1868  m. Lizzie Ellen Schaeffer 

      d. 6/20/1895

   OY4334b-George (1870-1874)

   OY4334c- David Edward (10/15/1871-3/29/1951) m 3/1/1913 

      St Andrews Ref Ch, Allentown, Pa  Gertie Mae Wenger (9/19/1878-

      3/4/1965) bur. Hains

   OY4334d- Lizzie  b. 


OY43343- Reuben Yoder  (3/3/1853-2/13/1881) bur. St. John's (Hain's) Cem.  m.

Agnes Krick   (        -         )   Lebanon Co, Mill Creek Twp, 1880 (Helen V Yoder


OY433431- Hannah Eve (Eva N.)     (6/23/1873-       )m.

George Loewen  (         -         )

OY433432- Ernest    (1/4/1875-          )


OY43345- Franklin S. Yoder  (9/23/1856-7/26/1927)  m. 6/10?/1876 Lower

Heidelberg Twp.  Amelia Gerhart (9/29/1842- 2/8/1916) 

(1900-BP, Lower Heidelberg)

    OY433451- Leonard  Franklin  (10/5/1878-          ) m.

Jennie Foressia  (4/7/1884-        )

    OY433452- Jessie  (4/-/1884-    )

(?Leonard G. -s/o Franklin & Amelia-  m. 9/_/1900 Carrie May Flickinger)


OY43349- Adam D.  Yoder    (8/11/1863- 11/22/1923)  m.

Sallie Glass  (         -       )

 OY433491- Nora A.  (8/27/1887-       )  m

John W. Werner  (      -       )

OY433492- Edward Adam  (12/8/1890-        )

OY433493- Irvin C.  (9/8/1894-8/9/1975)

OY433494- William John (7/20/1897-10/_/1963)

OY433495- Eva E.  (          -10/19/1902 age 14 days)


OY4334a- John (William S.) Yoder (3/9/1868 -6/20/1895) m.

Lizzie Ellen Schaeffer (       -        )

OY4334a1- Stella Susan (6/17/1893-           )


OY4336- James Yoder (1/26/1824-2/7/1865) m 1/23/1850 Adamstown,

       Pa. Mary Schlott (Slote) (    c1832 Pa-        ) (m2 3/26/1867 LP

       David M. Baer) Master Taylor, KIA Battle of Dabney Mills, Va, 

       age 40 yrs, 5ft 8in, light complexion, grey hair. Presumed he's 

       buried at the Poplar Grove National Cem., Petersburg,Va

   OY43361- Catherine   b. 7/23/1850

   OY43362- Sarah b. 6/9/1852 d. 2/14/1870

   OY43363- Alice b. 2/20/1859

   OY43364- Oliver      b. 1/21/1862 (per pension archive, Oliver was not 

      a son of James. (?Illigitamate son of wife?)


OY4338- Daniel Yoder  m. 9/11 or 17/1853 Susanna Gerhart (12/8/1832-

        11/9/1918) both of Lower Heidelberg Twp., owned 28 acres Marion

       Twp. res. Womelsdorf d. Jun.10,1901 bur. Hains Cem.  (Bio. Hist of

        Berks Co, 1880 Cens, Will-1909, Rev. Pauli Record, Helen V. Yoder)   

  +OY43381- Henry  b. 6/18/1855  

  +OY43382- John   b.

  +OY43383- Amos   b. Jun.1,1857  m. Sep.25,1885 Candace Keim

       d. 1/18/1943 W. Reading, Pa.

   OY43384- George  b. 1868    of Womelsdorf   m. Clara H. Leiss  d. 1929

       Bur. Hains Cem- no children.


OY43381- Henry Yoder (6/18/1855 Sinking Spring-6/23/1932 Wernersville,Pa

bur. Hains) m 1.  Sarah Leiss  (12/22/1856 Heidelberg Twp,BP-2/28/1901

44y 2m 6d) m2.    Kate M. Ruth (St John's (Hains) Reformed; 1880 H BP,

Sallie Yoder Brockman Cht '84, Bill Yoder 3/98)

OY433811- Rev Paul Daniel (2/16/1879 Womelsdorf,Pa-6/5/1962 Gainsville,Fl)

m 8/9/1911 Gary,In Kittie Horton Huff  (3/14/1881 Bay City,Mi-6/3/1971

Clearwater,Fl) both bur. St. Jacob's Cem, Brodbecks, Pa.

OY433812- Mamie  (2/26/1880-3/28/1968) bur. Haines Cem.

m 5/6/1905 William P. Gerhart (1/12/1882-2/27/1966)

OY433813- Charles Henry (7/23/1881- 1957) m

Florence Ludwig  (      -     )

OY433814- Amos L. (2/6/1883-  ) m1. Jeannie Ruth  (   -     )

m2. Rhoda M. Ritzman  (       -8/18/1981)

OY433815- Harry Joseph  (4/18/1885-1/21/1886) bur. Haines Ch., Pa.

OY433816- Lillian Susan  (9/29/1886-10/4/1982) bur Charles Evans Cem.,

Reading, Pa. m. Harold C. Smith  (        -     )

OY433817- William Franklin (6/2/1888-     bur. New Orleans) m.

Anna Sophia Koester (5/10/1900-4/28/1990 bur. Edgewater, Fla)

OY433818- Elsie Mae (5/30/1896-12/4/1896) bur. Haines Ch. Cem.


OY43382- John   Yoder of Marion Twp  (3/21/1866-10/16/1953)  m. 4/16/1891

St. John's Sallie Ann Groff of Jefferson (11/-/1864-1940) bur. Hains

(1900-BP-Heidelberg Twp)

OY433821- Earl Franklin (7/7/1894-6/29/1965 ) bapt St John's United Church of Christ

m         Edna M. Weidman  (1895-1973)

OY433822- Catherine (Katie)  -adopted   m. Norman Bressler Sr.


OY43383- Amos Yoder   (6/1/1857 "at the Wool factory near Wernersville-

1/18/1943 W. Reading, Pa) m. 9/25/1885 Mary Cantes (Candace) Keim

(2/19/1869 Straustown,Upper Tulpehocken Twp,Pa-10/27/1899 typhoid fever) 

(Bio. Hist. of Berks Co- pg 1088, Helen V. Yoder) both bur. Hains

OY433831- Minnie  May   (9/26/1886 Wernersville,Pa-12/20/1918

Wernersville,Pa) m          Simon E. Moyer (1883-1953)  educated in the Reading

Classical School, both bur. St.John's UCC, Sinking Springs,Pa

OY433832- Mabel Bertha  (3/15/1890 Wernersville,Pa-1/20/1968 bur Hains) m   

Samuel S. Edris (    -    )  -no children   Grad. Spring Twp H.S.

OY433833- Hattie  Martha  (6/9 or 19/1893 Wernersville,Pa-    ) m.        

Reuben D. Bressler (1888-1981)  bur. Hains.

OY433834- Daniel  Keim  (12/27/1896 Wernersville,Pa-11/9/1977 bur Hains)

m           Iva Jennie White  (1897-1977)

OY433835- Helen  Esther  (4/10/1898 Wernersville,Pa-      )  m.

Martin Luther Mock  (    -    )  no children


OY43382- John   Yoder  (3/21/1866-10/16/1953)  m. 4/16/1891 St. John's

Sallie Ann Groff of Jefferson (1864-1940) bur. Hains

OY433821- Earl Franklin (7/7/1894-6/29/1965 ) bapt St John's United

Church of Christ  m         Edna M. Weidman  (1895-1973)

OY433822- Catherine (Katie)  -adopted   m. Norman Bressler Sr.


OY434- Johannes Yoder (6/19/1794-6/12/1853) m. Sep.30,1827 by

Rev. C.G. Herman to Magdalena Breyfogel (12/25/1805-7/31/1876),

both of Max. Twp.  bur. St. Peter's Cem, Moslem.

 +OY4341- Solomon   b. Jun.16,1828 m1. 9/24/1850 Polly (Mary)

                 Rothermel  m2. Mrs. (Rebecca?) Medler  d. Sep.5,1891 

                (or 1/24/1891 Alsace Church) Seven Children

  OY4342- Elizabeth (11/10/1829-4/17/1884)  m. 2/15/1848 David Sitler


  OY4343- Hester   (8/4/1831-6/25/1912)  m. Amos Weidenheimer

 +OY4344- John B.  b. Feb.8,1833  

 +OY4345- George B.     b. Mar.30,1834 

  OY4346- Obediah   b. Oct.4, 1835 (or Oct.3,1836) d. Jan.27,1856

(Per Carrie Yoder  <> 4/2000- "I have b.

10/3/1835 bapt. 5/1/1836")

  OY4347- Mary Ann  (2/10/1838-2/4/1860)  m. 11/30/1856 David Berg(Berk)


  OY4348- Charity Ann (Charlotte)  b. Oct.24,1839 Richmond m.Dec.24, 

         1864  James D. Gass  d. May 6,1919 (text-I Corinth.13ch.,13v)

  OY4349- Cyrus (Sireous)  (6/14/1842-1843)

  +OY434a- Seneca  b. Nov.30,1843  GAR 128th Reg Co H, MIA at

                  Chancellorville 5/3/1863   m. Sarah Ann Hiester (4/4/1845-

             2/1/1938)   d. Mar.17,1872

  OY434b- Catherine Alice  b. Aug.16,1845   d. Dec.21,1846

  OY434c- Hannah Matilda  (2/15/1848-7/7/1886)   m. Henry Schwab

(Per Carrie Yoder  <> 4/2000- " I have John

Swope, from Montgomery, Morton Luther, History of Berks Co,

Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co, 1909")


OY4341- Solomon Yoder (6/16/1828-9/5/1891 (or 1/19/1891-see below)

bur Gernant's Cem, Ontelaunee Twp, Berks)

      m1 9/24/1850 Mary K (Polly) Rothermel (9/20/1829-4/16/1861)

      m2 Catherine Bechtel (Mrs Rebecca Medler?)

      (1860 Cens Muhlenberg Twp; Solomon Yoder will 1891;

      Rev Jager Records (1848-76); Dreibelbis Family Book)

OY43411- Sarah R (6/4/1852-12/8/1912)

      m 11/11/1871 Muhlenberg Twp John Adam Schmick

OY43412- William R (B?) m Emma Ruth   no known issue

OY43413- Mary R (Ann?) m Samuel Heist

OY43414- Henrietta (? same as Esther R (2/13/1854-8/30/1854))

OY43415- Daniel R (B?) (1862-7/27/1944) bur Alsace Cem, Reading

      m Susan Borrell

+OY43416- John R (d 7/22/1906) m Hannah Medler

OY43417- Solomon R (B?) (1865-2/7/1941) m Ida Wertz

OY43418- Hannah R

OY43419- Jennie B m Gehris

OY4341a- unknown (d Reading PA) m Harrison Strunk

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Jan. 2005.
Hi Chris,-I sent you some pictures last week from the Pleasantville 
Cemetery. I spent the day today at the Berks County Court House doing 
some research. I have a copy of Solomon Yoder's Will. In the Yost Yoder 
Lineage information , there was a question as to who his second wife 
Was, and the date of his death is wrong. He died January 19, 
1891 according to his death record and will. His second or perhaps 
third and final wife was Rebecca... I'll need to do more research to 
verify how many times he was married. Another note: I believe he is 
buried in the Good Shepperd Cemetery at Rt.61 and Tuckerton Rd in 
Muhlenberg Township. I will also verify that when some of this snow 
melts, right now the cemetery is buried, but one of my cousin's told me 
that he and Rebecca are buried there rather than Gernant's Cemetery.
Here is his will as written in the Berks County  Register of Will 
In the name of God , Amen. I, Solomon Yoder. of the township of 
Muhlenberg,  in the county of Berks and state of Pennsylvania, do make 
and publish my last will and testament, in manner following to wit:
First - I give and bequeath onto my beloved wife REBECCA the interest 
of one third of the valuation of our farm on which I now reside, that 
is now to say after the said farm shall be sold one third of the amount 
realized from said sale shall be and remain a charge on said farm, the 
interest of which shall be paid to my heirs and legal representations.
Item - I give and bequeath onto my son Daniel, $200.00 and my gold 
Item - I give and bequeath onto my son Solomon, the sum of $200.00 .
Item - I give and bequeath onto my son William the sum of $200.00.
Item - It is my will and desire, that my hereinafter named executor 
shall pay to my daughter Hannah, the sum of not less than $1800.00, nor 
more than $2000.00 for the following purpose to wit: my said daughter 
Hannah shall purchase with said amount of money a suitable house for 
herself and my beloved Rebecca to live in for and during their lifetime 
and after to death of the survivor of their said house to be sold at 
public sale, by my hereinafter named executor at  public sale, and I do 
hereby empower said executor to give good and sufficient deed or deeds 
for the sale of my real estate and the proceeds of the sale or sales 
aforesaid shall be divided to and among my heirs and legal 
representatives share and share alike, after first deducting the 
foregoing bequests, but the share or portion coming to my  daughter 
Mary, wife of Samuel Heist, shall be invested by my hereinafter named 
executor in the manner following, to wit:
he shall either purchase a house which she shall occupy during her 
lifetime and after her death the same shall go to her children, their 
heirs and assigns forever, or if my hereinafter named executor cannot 
conveniently and profitably to the interest of my said daughter Mary , 
purchase such real estate, then he shall invest her share on a bond 
secured by a mortgage, the interest of which to be paid annually to my 
said daughter Mary, during her lifetime and after her death , the 
principal to be paid to her children, their heirs and legal 
representatives, share and share alike.
Item - It is my will and I direct that should any of my children be 
dissatisfied with the provision of this my last will and testament and 
thereby occasion an expense to my estate there and in that care lie, 
she or they shall be disinherited entirely.
Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my friend David Houltry, executor of 
my last will and testament I have here onto set my hand a seal, this 
2nd day of December 1890.                                                   SOLOMON YODER {SEAL}
Signed , sealed published and declared this to be my last will and 
testament in the presence of us, In line 26 "the word" "John" has been  
erased and the word "William" inserted before the execution of this 
Israel H. Rothermel
William Heist
Proved February 6, 1891 - David Houltry, the executor named in will, he 
having first been duly qualified therewith Testator died January 19, 
April 4, 1942 Letters f Administration d.h.u. granted with Nelson L. 
Chester R. Geiger, Reg
Thank You!
Karen (Moyer) Simons
1101 Bernard Drive
Reading, PA 19605
  telephone    610-929-2684
fax 610-929-1924

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OY43416- John R Yoder (d 7/22/1906) m Hannah Medler

OY434161-Kate(Catharine M. Yoder (24 Feb 1879-25 Oct 1970 at Community General Hospital, Reading, Pa.) m. William Haines (13 Nov 1870-7 Dec 1956 Ontelaunee Township, Berks Co., Pa.)

OY434162- Solomon 7/1884-1959  buried in the Good Shepard Cemtary

in Laureldale. married a Clara M. ______  1891-1943

+OY434163- John E.(my g-great) 8/12/1890-8/159 buried in the Good Shepard Cemtary in Laureldale. My g-gradfather married a Bertha Staver b.1893-1928 (died from scarlettfever).

OY434164-  Irvi 11/1892

OY434165- Walter 5/1896

OY434166- Arthur 9/1897

OY434167- Geore 11/1899

OY434168- Mary

-     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -

OY434163- John E. Yoder (my g-great) 8/12/1890-8/159

buried in the Good Shepard Cemtary in Laureldale.

My g-gradfather married a Bertha Staver b.1893-1928 (died from

scarlettfever). John E and Bertha  had 10 children:

OY4341631- Florence E.(my grandmother-per

OY4341632- George,

OY4341633- Paul,

OY4341634- Elsie,

OY4341635- Anna,

OY4341636- Esther,

OY4341637- Lester,

OY4341638- Edward,

OY4341639- Leroy b. (11/14/1922-1/13/2007) m. Elizabeth (Betty) Yundt

(       -3/-/1984)

OY434163a- Norman.


Hello Chris,


I have written occasionally in the past regarding family information, and I was wondering if I could add a bit about my grandfather Leroy I. Yoder (na. Tuesday, November 14, 1922).  His father, John E. Yoder (OY434163) married Bertha Staver, who did indeed die from scarlet fever per my grandfather.  I see this is already included in the Yost Yoder lineage on the website.  Leroy was sent away from the family around age 9 to work on a dairy farm.  He served in WWII and the Korean conflict.  He told me stories about his military service.  He was stationed in Australia and New Guinea during WWII.  He was a supply sergeant in Korea.  He lived in Reading where he and my grandmother Elizabeth (Betty) Yundt (later Feick) raised my father, William David, and four other children: Harold, Kathy, David (died from leukemia around age 4?), and Carol (adopted).  My grandmother died in March 1984 from complications due to diabetes and physician malpractice, which led to litigation.  My grandfather died last year, Saturday, January 13, 2007.  His burial site is at Forest Hills Memorial Park


I am William David Yoder's oldest child, and my younger brother is Zachary Yoder.


Best regards,--- Erika (Yoder) Christian


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OY4344- John B Yoder (2/8/1833 Richmond Twp, Berks-10/14/1905

      Lyons PA bur St Peter's Ch, Richmond Twp)

      m 6/9/1855  Sarah Ann Sitler (9/18/1833-6/25/1897)

      (Berks Co Biog; 1880 Cens, Maiden Creek; Dreibelbis Fam


OY43441- William S (1856-1863)  bur St Peter's Cem, Molltown

+OY43442- Amos S (11/19/1857-9/23/1929 bur Fleetwood St Paul Cem)

      m 1/29/1891 Sallie H Dubson (12/15/1859-12-30-1925)

      4 children

OY43443- Jacob S (1859-1863) bur St Peter's

OY43444- John S (b 3/20/1861 Richmond Twp-bur Maiden Creek Cem,

      Blandon, BP) m 12/24/1883 Andore L R Schmeck

      (2/23/1863-6/8/1922) 4 chilren

OY43445- Solomon S (1864-1878 age 14) bur St Peter's Ch

OY43446- Sallie S (b c1869) m Franklin Keyser (of Topton)

      no known children


OY43442- Amos S (11/19/1857-9/23/1929 bur Fleetwood St Paul Cem)

      m 1/29/1891 Sallie H Dubson (12/15/1859-12-30-1925)

      4 children

OY434421- Gertrude Esther m Robert Gantner

OY434422- S. Joyce m. Daniel R. Hoch

OY434423- Florence I.

OY434424- John M.


OY4345- George B Yoder (3/30/1834-1/5/1900 bur St Paul's UOO,

      Fleetwood) m 9/12/1854 Catherine Delp (12/8/1834-6/15/1917)

      (1860 Cens-Berks Rusco Manor; 1880 Cens-Berks Maxa; D K Humbert

      Records; Records of Jacob Sassman; Dreibelbis Fam Hist, Wm.E Yoder)

+OY43451- Daniel D (1856-4/18(20?)/1939 bur Fairview Cem,


      m Valeria Faust (1858-1932 bur Fairview Cem, Fleetwood)

OY43452- Charity (b c1857) m 7/27/1878 William Templin

OY43453- Sarah (b c1859)

OY43454- Amanda (b c1860)

OY43455- Katie D (4/7/1864-1/12/1942 bur Christ Ch, Dryville BP)

      m D Freeman Barto (b 7/21/1862)

+OY43456- William Daniel  (4/10/1866-2/5/1927 National Stomach Hospital,

      Philadelphia,Pa) m 11/23/1885(?) Anna May Barto (1/21/1869-


OY43457- Alice (b c1868)

OY43458- Mary D (b c1871) m _____ Holmes

OY43459- Clara D (1873-8/9/1953 bur Union Cem, Topton BP)

      m     Jerome P.Trexler

OY4345a- John (b c1876)

OY4345b- Annie D (6/17/1878-1/27/1944 bur Mertz Ch, Dryville BP)

      m Daniel Y Boyer (12/13/1872-9/26/1926)

OY4345c- George Cyrus (8/22/1861-6/14/1878)


OY43451- Daniel D Yoder (1856-4/18(20?)/1939 bur Fairview Cem,


      m Valeria Faust (1858-1932 bur Fairview Cem, Fleetwood)

      (Dreibelbis Fam Hist; Rev Phil. Columbus Croll)

OY434511- George F (1880-3/15/1881)

OY434512- Charles F (1881-1882)

OY434513- William F (1882-1883)

OY434514- Harry F (     -     )  res. Reading PA)

OY434515- Minnie F (    -     ) m W Ray Miller res. Shillington PA

OY434516- Wilmer F (1890-1891)

OY434517- Mabel F (1894-1894)

OY434518- Harry Daniel (?bapt 6/9/1891-"s/o Daniel D.& Valeria Yoder")


OY43456- William Daniel  (4/10/1866-2/5/1927 National Stomach Hospital,

      Philadelphia,Pa) m 11/23/1885(?) Anna May Barto (1/21/1869-


OY434561- Lillie (1884-1965) m. Paul Herman (1872-1948)

OY434562- Harry  (1889-1966) m. Florence Esser (1890-1948)

OY434563- Maurice Barto (1895-1961) m. Ella Miner (1892-1964)

OY434564- Ida Florence  (1898-1968) m. Willis Augustus Riehl (1886-1969)

OY434565- Mabel D. (1901-1990) m. Jack Krieger (1891-1962)


OY434a- Seneca Yoder (11/10 (30?/1843-3/17/1872) GAR 128th Reg

      Co H MIA Chancellorsville 5/3/1863

      m by Rev Augustus Herman 9/9/1865 Sarah Ann (Henrietta)

      Heister (4/4/1845-2/1/1938 St John's Reformed Ch, Kutztown)

      (Pension file; Seneca Yoder Bible; Dreibelbis Fam Hist)

OY434a1- William H (6/15/1866) married and lived in Norristown PA

+OY434a2- Henry H (7/18/1867(68?)-12/31/1943 St Paul's UCC

      Fleetwood) m Sallie Burkert (3/28/1867-6/20/1929)

OY434a3- Sallie Magdalena (10/7/1868-10/22/1954 bur Hope Cem,

      Kutztown, BP) m Charles Adams

+OY434a4- James H (6/20/1870-after 1920) res. Myerstown, Lebanon Co PA

OY434a5- Heister B (Hiester H? male) (10/14/1871-7/20/1872 bur

      St Paul's Cem)


OY434a2- Henry H (b. Jul 18, 1876-12/31/1943 St Paul's UCC Fleetwood) m

Sallie Burkert (3/28/1867-6/20/1929)

OY434a21- Elmer b May 1889 d. after 1900.


OY434a4- James H (6/20/1870-after 1920) res. Myerstown, Lebanon Co PA m. Dec 27,

1888 Kate D. Rapp (b. bet. 1863-1886 d. after 1920) in Reading, PA

OY434a41- Raymond H. b Feb 25, 1890 Reading, PA m. Jun 21, 1913 Elsie Irene

Eitzeel (b. Aug 10, 1891 Cumru Twp. d. Dec 22, 1918 Berks Co. bur. Charles

Evans Cem) Berks Co. d. Dec 22, 1918 bur. Charles Evans Cem.  One child:

Robert A. Yoder (b. Apr 10, 1916 d. Jan 2, 1991).

OY434a42- Clarence J. b. Apr 2, 1891 m. Edith May Specht (b. May 25, 1887 d.

Dec 1979 in Bethel, PA) d. Dec 1978 Bethel, PA

OY434a43- Irwin H b. Mar 26, 1893 m. E. Irene Barr d. Sept 1979 Reading, PA.


OY437-  David Yoder  m.10/28/1832 Maxatawny Twp.,Berks Co by Rev. C.

          G. Herman to Mary Levin (12/19/1813 Max. Twp.- 12/9/1873 

       Catasaugua, Lehigh Co.)  David d. 10/5/1851 East Allen Twp.,

       age 47y 5m 22d bur. Christ Church Cem., Shoenersville, Lehigh

       Co.  Mary bur. Christ church Cem. (David moved c1835 to 

       Whitehall Twp. Lehigh, c1847 to E. Allen twp, Northampton Co.)

    OY4371- Daniel A., M.D.- b. 9/30/1833 Max. Twp.  m. 3/19/1861

               Amanda E. Glace (3/27/1843-10/26/1925) at Catasauqua, Lehigh

           Co. d. 8/24/1920  (1880 Lehigh Co-with four children)

   +OY4372- Alfred A.   b. 2/7/1835  m. Levina Brader d. >1910

   +OY4373- Thomas Biery   b. Aug.(1?), 1836  m. 10/9/1860 1st Ref.

         Church, Bethlehem, PA. Emalinda George  d. 8/29/1872 Hope,IN

    OY4374- Hannah  b. 11/28/1838  m. Nathan Snyder (1/29/1824-

                 3/8/1884) d 12/18/1873 near Schoenersville, PA

   +OY4375- William  Henry  b. 7/30/1840  m. 8/13/1864 Susan E. Ray

         (7/21/1843-10/7/1918) at Reformed Church, Shoenersville, PA

           d. 1/24/1912 Fullerton, Whitehall Twp.

    OY4376- Sarah   b. 9/15/1842 Lehigh Co., m1. 5/29/1862 to William

         Rice  m2. 5/24/1884 Edwin McHose, Bartholomew Co.,IN

         d. 9/26/1899 Hope, IN

    OY4377- Eliza Rebecca  b. 3/12/1845 (or 12/30/1843) m. William T

         Snyder (5/30/1839-7/20/1902 Phila Hosp) d 4/18/1908 Brazil,IN

    OY4378- Mary Jane   b. 4/8/1846  m. 10/20/1866 to Wm. Faulk at

              Christ Reformed Church,Shoenersville,Lehigh Co. d 5/3/1882


   +OY4379- Jacob       b. 2/13/1848   m. 3/8/1868 Miss Esselina Weber 

         (Weaver) (4/7/1843-1/19/1926) d 7/10/1885 near Limeport

    OY437a- Peter John  b. 3/12/1849   d. 2/15/1885 near St Clair, PA

    OY437b- Margaret Alice   b. 3/13/1851   d. 9/5/1851


OY4372- Alfred A Yoder (2/7/1835-after 1910) farmer and carpenter

       m Levina Brader (b c1839)

      (1860 Lehigh Co PA; Records of Rev Charles G Herman (1815-

      1861),LaMae Perez Chts)

OY43721- Edwin G. (c1859-3/4/1890)  m 5/30/1885 Ellen A.Minnick

      (     -     )

OY43722- Ausburn (c1861-      )

OY43723- Emma  (c1863-  )

OY43724- James  (c1866-7/9/1888 Fullerton) bur. Mickleys Cem.

OY43725- Elizabeth (Estella) (c1868-      )

?OY43726- Harry E. ?  (8/-/1882-11/19/1886 Ferndale,Pa)


OY4373- Thomas B Yoder (8/?1/1836-8/29/1872 Hope IN) carriage

maker   m 1st Ref Ch Bethlehem PA 10/9/1860  Emalinda S. George

(b c1836IN-3/9/1910 Alleghany, Pa) (1870 Ind Cens,

Karen Collignon-Foley-9/00)

OY43731- Henry (b c1863 IN)-living in Kansas in 1910

OY43732- Estella (b c1864 IN)living in PA in 1910

        +? Klophter b: Abt. 1858


OY4375- William Henry Yoder (7/28/1840 Butz farm near Mickleys-

      Whithall Twp- 1/24/1912 bur. Fairview Cem.,W. Catas.)

      m 8/13/1864 Schonersville,Pa Susannah E.Ray (7/21/1843-

      10/7/1918 Fullerton,bur.Fairview Cem) GAR 128th Reg

      Co I, Prisoner Of War

+OY43751- Ashley Chauncy  (7/15/1865-11/23/1954) m 7/27/1889

      Anna M.Anthony (12/31/1869-8/19/1952) machinist

OY43752- Annie Munerva (6/11/1867-  ) m   1889 

      Frank G.Kurtz  res.Philadelphia

OY43753- Mary Elizabeth (Mame) (12/2/1869-1955) m 1898

      Martin J.Troxel (1871-1929)

OY43754- Ella J. (1871-1954) m 1902 Francis F. Stephens

      (12/9/1867-6/7/1910 of tb)


OY43751- Ashley Chauncy  Yoder   (7/15/1865 Bethlehem,Pa-11/23/1954)

m 7/27/1889 Anna M.Anthony (12/31/1869 Treichler's-8/19/1952) machinist

(1900-Lehigh, Whitehall Twp)

OY437511- Walter H.  (2/9/1890-9/_/1979 res Pa) single

OY437512- Adele   (2/-/1892  -        ) m.          ____ Underwood

OY437513- Russel J.  (5/14/1900-12/_/1982) single


OY4379- Jacob Yoder  (2/23/1848 E. Allen Twp, North.Co-

      7/10/1887 Near Limeport,Lehigh Co,Pa) m. 3/8/1868

      Blue Church  Esselina Weber (8/7/1843-1/19/1926 near

      Limeport)  both bur. St Paul's Blue Church, Coopersburg,Pa

+OY43791- Harvey Austin  (9/25/1868-6/13/1960 Emmaus,Pa)

      m1 12/24/1895 Flora E. Derr (1/20/1876-3/25/1904)

      m2 4/8/1911 Hattie C. Wendling (10/30/1874-5/13/1952)

OY43792- Anna Susanna (10/25/1870-4/20/1942 Allentown, Pa)

      m  John B. Geho ( -8/9/1935)

OY43793- William Henry (9/14/1872-10/3/1873)

OY43794- infant son  (8/5/1874-     )

OY43795- infant daughter (10/5/1878-      )

OY43796- George William (1/13/1883-5/-/1965)


OY43791- Harvey Austin Yoder   (9/25/1868-6/13/1960 Emmaus,Pa) bur.

St.Paul's Un. Ch.  m1 12/24/1895 Flora E. Derr (1/20/1876-3/25/1904 scarlet

fever, Milford,Pa) m2 4/8/1911 Hattie C. Wendling (10/30/1874 Trexlertown,Pa-

5/13/1952 Coopersburg,Pa bur St.Paul's Union Ch, Trexlertown,Pa)

(1900-Lehigh, Milford Twp, all res with Solomon Derr) (LaMae Fegely Perez

data 2001)


OY437911- Mammie Victoria  (6/23/1896-4/13/1968 St. Petersburg,Fl)

OY437912- Leon Albert  (4/1/1899-3/24/1904 Milford,Pa scarlet fever)

OY437913- Tillie Marie  (11/17/1901-        )  m1.          Thomas Tobin

(     -      ) divorced   m2. Pat Hogan  (    -     )  divorced. No Children.


OY437914- Frank Jacob  (7/10/1913-3/31/1994) m. 2/18/1939  Florence R. Swavely

(           -      )

OY437915- Arthur Harvey  (2/21/1915-9/17/1995)  m 5/4/1940  Margaret Bleam

(         -11/_/1990)

OY437916- Mary Esselina  (8/26/1916-       )  m.  2/14/1942         Paul R. Fegley

(12/16/1913-          ) (mother of LaMae Fegely Perez in NJ)


OY44- Abraham  Yoder   b.  c1770     d.> 1803     m. Sep.26,1802 by Rev. Boos

to Elizabeth Breyvogel of Rockland Twp at Schwartzenwald Ref. Ch.

(Per Reading Adler of December 5 , 1843: "Abraham Joder--age 73/5/5 --Rockland township."-- Courthouse records show "1843- Inventory filed Dec. 18, 1843 Abraham Yoder of Rockland Letter of Adm to David Drey, son in law".  OY44's date of birth is not known, nor is his date of death. But it is known that he was living as of 1803 when his father's will was made.  From the obituary we see that the deceased was born in 1770. Census records are not clear on where this Abraham lived.


Montgomery's Biographical History of Berks County provides information on the descent of the Abarham whose son-in-law was david Dry as follows (under Nathan Dry on page 1716): "David Dry, son of John, was born in Rockland township, in July, 1805, and died at Stony Point in November, 1872. He was a life long farmer, owning a fertile tract of 176 acres. About twelve years before his death, he retired and settled in Stony Point. He was a Democrat, and served as school director. With his family he attended Mertz's Church. He married Susan Yoder, daughter of Abraham Yoder and his wife, whose maiden name was Price. Mrs. Yoder died when Susan was but one day old. Mrs. Susan (Yoder) Dry died in August, 1888, aged nearly eighty-two years. She was the mother of ten children: Nathan; Elizabeth m. Peter Wanner; Rachel m. Samuel Herbein; Mary m. Capt. Jonas Schollenberger; Catharine m. David Levengood; John; Abraham lives in Reading; Caroline is unmarried; Esther m. John Herbein; and Amanda m. James M. High."

      What of the name "Price" for Abraham's wife? Research by Richard Yoder provides an explanation. In a folder at the Historical Society for the price family, he found that: Conrad Price married Ester Hoch , they had a daughter Maria Price who married Jacob Breyfogel , they had a daughter Elizabeth Brefogel who married Abraham Yoder, Sept 26, 1802 by Rev Wm Boos at the Schwartzwald Church in Exeter Township in Berks Co.  It is apparent that "Price" was the name of Abraham's mother-in-law, not of his wife.



OY45- Jacob     m. 2/28/1797  Anna Maria Bertho (6/25/1777-10/21/1838)

      d. 7/30/1837 age 40. bur. New Jerusalem Cem. (private Cem. in

          view  of Lobachsville Church) all children except Benneville

           bapt. 5/5/1815 at Christ Mertz Luth Church, Dryville.

(Jacob Jotter m. Anna Maria Bertho of Oley at Schwartzenwald Reformed

Chruch 2/28/1797)

  OY451- Maria      b. 3/12/1798 (or 3/21) m. Abraham Schlegel

  OY452- Johannes   b. 8/8/1799    d. 8/29/1800

  OY453- Sara       b. 11/26/1800  m.  Henrich Heffner

       d. 11/5/1856

 +OY454- Reuben     b. 5/6/1802

  OY455- Jacob      b. 

  OY456- Christiana b. 11/13/1805   m. 1825 Abraham Hilbert (1803-

        1894) d. 1884

  OY457- Lea        b. 5/29/1807    m. David Roth d. 11/25/1838

        Mertz Luth. Cem., Dryville, Rockland Twp.,Berks Co.

  OY458- Elisabeth  b. 5/8/1809   m. Sam Schlegel

 +OY459- Gideon     b. 3/28/1811

  OY45a- Catharina  b. 7/1/1813 (per cem.10/14)  m. 3/23/1831 to

               Benjamin Angstadt

        d. 8/13/1875 bur. 8/16/1875 Rockland Twp. Angstadt bur. ground

        Had 18 children   8 sons 10 daughters.

  OY45b- Benneville b. 12/19/1821   m. Sarah Thomas

(Benevill Joder m. Sarah Thomas 7/12/1846 at Falkner Swamp Church

New Han. Twp, Montgomery Co. Pa)


OY454- Reuben Yoder  m. Magdalena (Margaret) F. Schlegel (   - c1886)

    d. c1839

  OY4541- Sara      b. 5/31/1826    m. 2/2/1857 Amos Mertz

                  of Maiden Creek

  OY4542- Florinty  b. 10/20/1827   m. 12/6/1853 Isaac Martz of

            Maiden Creek)

  OY4543- Carolina  b.1/27/1829     m. 4/29/1849 Joel Manwiller 

              d.<1886  (ancestress of Michelle Lynch-cht-9/96)

  OY4544- Jacob S.  b. 9/22/1831   m. 5/29/1852 Lucianna 

                     Schollenberger (5/13/1827-9/11/1898) d.4/2/1910 bur. St. John's

        Reformed Church, Kutztown  (1860-Maxatawny Twp)

  OY4545- James     b. 12/18/1832   d. 7/4/1834

  OY4546- Maria     b. 2/27/1834    m. (Maria of Richmond 

                   m 5/27/1852 Wm. McKirby  of Max. Twp.) Wm. McKarby  d.<1886

  OY4547- Jonathan  b. 5/22/1835  (?1850,80- Colebrooksdale)

        m. 10/31/1858 Sally G. Stimmel (2/7/1837-5/25/1911)

        d. 8/28/1920 Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA.

  OY4548- Ester     b. 9/7/1836     m. George Ohlinger

  OY4549- Kitty Ann (Catherine N.) b.4/5/1838  m. 8/25/1860 David K.


       d.11/21/1907 bur. Princetown Cemetery, Berks Co.

  OY454a- Hannah    b.      m.12/29/1853   Daniel Bartolet


OY459- Gideon Yoder m. 8/3/1838  Maria (Polly) Hausman (7/3/1815-

             4/15/1908)  d. 2/13/1893 bur. Spies Church Cem.

  +OY4591- William Harrison     b.9/22/1837

   OY4592- Amelia       b. 12/15/1840  m. Benneville Herbine

(Amelia Yoder m. Benneville Harbine 2/4/1860 at Trinity Reformed Ch.)

   OY4593- Eugene       b. 12/1/1844

   OY4594- Angelina     b. 7/25/1845  m. James Edleman

   OY4595- Mary Elizabeth  bapt 3/7/1847

   OY4596- Sarah        b. 4/2/1849   m. Benjamin Leinbach

   OY4597- Jared        b. 1/23/1856

       (1880 Berks? wife Adellia)

   OY4598- Amanda       b.2/23/1859  m. Jacob E. Hinkle


OY4591- William Harrison Yoder  m. Mary Anna _____ (c1842-     )

   OY45911- Alivea      b. c1861

   OY45912- Agnes       b. c1863

   OY45913- Elmina      b. c1865

   OY45914- Jacob       b. c1867

   OY45915- Amanda      b. c1868

   OY45916- Webster     b. c1870

   OY45917- Katie       b. c1872

   OY45918- Eve         b. c1874

   OY45919- James       b. c1876


?OY45914- Jacob G. Yoder  (8/-/1866-      ) m

(1900-Mgm Co., Douglass Twp)

OY459141- Katie  (3/-/1892-   )

OY459142- Alma  (3/-/1893-    )

OY459143- Lillie  (7/-/1894-  )

OY459144- Nora  (7/-/1895-    )

OY459145- Amanda  (1/-/1897-  )

OY459146- William  (3/-/1898- )


OY4593- Eugene Yoder (b 12/1/1844) m Alsace by Rev Jager

      11/27/1869 Rebecca Hartman


OY4596- Jared Yoder (b 1/23/1856) m Adellia (Adeline) (b c1858)

      (1880 Berks Oley; Spies Ref Ch)

OY45961- Warren (1880-d age 9 mo)

OY45962- Alice L (b 9/24/1885)Zion/Spies Ref & Luth Ch Alsace Twp