[End of Part
Jacob Yoder, the second son of Conrad Yoder was born Dec. 13, 1767.
He married Catherine Dillinger, daughter of Jon Dillinger, who was in
that famous Tory battle on the 20th of June, 1780, at Ramsour's mill. He
it was that piloted Col. Lock to the place where the Tories had assembled,
as he was raised in that neighborhood. After peace was restored, he
married Barbara, the oldest daughter of Henry Whitener, the original
pioneer to this section of the country. After Jacob Yoder married
Catherine they settled on the lands that Henry Whitener had willed to
her. After a time they sold this farm to Jacob Shuford, Sr., who gave it
to Abel Shuford, Sr. This land is now owned by Humphrey Hoyle's heirs.
Jacob Yoder moved to Brown county, Indiana, where he died. His
children were: George, who married Betsy Short; Henry , who had six
children; Emanuel, who married Rachel Shirley , had four children and
moved to Floyd county,
who married Catherine Tull; Polly, who married Comad Yoder, of whom
we will speak further on under the head of David Yoder's family;
Barbara, who married George Henkel; Sallie, who married John Jackson.
Some of them are living
in the Dakotas, some in
and others are scattered
in various sections of the
cannot give much about them.
Thank you for your e-mail of 26 January 2002. I appreciate your effort to acknowledge my research on Jacob and Catherine
(Dellinger) Yoder and their family. I certainly agree that female lines should be included. Otherwise, the family is incomplete.
That is why I worked equally as hard on Jacob and Catherine's daughters as on their sons.
Thank you for the invitation to assist with your Jacob Yoder chapters. I simply cannot take on any more responsibilities. My
own Dellinger manuscript keeps me way behind. But I will review the material I published in 1992 and let you know if any of it
Re George Yoder, son of Jacob and Catherine, and your question about a possible marriage to a "Betsy Short." In his 1894
remarks at the Henry Weidner Memorial ceremonies, Col. Yoder stated George's wife was Betsy Short. And, Miss Edna
(during the 1960s) made a research note that the marriage took place 22 April
me: There is
not a record of that date for any Elizabeth or Betsy Short in the entire state
the misinformation occurred, but my diligent efforts to locate such a marriage record all came to zero.
I do know that George was in his parents' 1840 household and there was no female corresponding to a wife. I consulted the
indicates if either bride or groom had been married previously, and there was no previous marriage indicated for either George
or his bride
Elizabeth Goss. I did a bit of research on Short families (none in
Elizabeth Goss had been married previously to a Mr. Short - she wasn't. So, hope this satisfactorily resolves your question
about the name of George's wife.
I'll be in touch if the 1992 material needs amending.
Again, best of luck with the project.
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New Conrad Chapters
PART I- origins of the yoder family and background
PART II- JOHN YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
*PART III- JACOB YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
PART IV- DAVID YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS (FORMERLY PART III)
*PART V- ELIAS YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
*PART V1- DANIEL YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
*PART VII- CATHERINE YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
*PART VIII- ADAM YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
*PART III- JACOB YODER (2) AND DESCENDANTS
1. Jacob yoder (2) 1767-1843
2. henry yoder (3) 1804-1871
3. emmanuel yoder (3) 1806-1903
4. jacob yoder (3) c1816-1885
5. JOHN YODER (3) c1825-by 1867
Con2 Jacob Yoder (12/13/1767 Lincoln Co., NC-summer 1843 Monroe Co., I)
but believed bur. Payne cem.,
Per grandson Frank- Jacob was "5'9" tall & heavy set, light brown hair,
read" bur. Paine Cem 4 mi N of
Dellinger (3/6/1782 Lincoln Co, NC-1862 Harrison Co,MO). Catherine was
d/o John Dellinger and Barbara Whitener. She's bur. Payne Cem., Harrison
Jacob inherited 130 acres from father and sold it 12/21/1791 to brothers John
and David. Lived on Jacob's Fork tract of 98 acre. Added 226 acres in 1803
and added 2 1/2 more acres in 1812. All was sold in 1814 to Jacob Shuford.
Moved to KY then IN. In Clark Co, I by 12/13/1817 when he was aptd admin
for the estate of his brother Elias. By 1830 was in Bean Blossom Creek,
Brown Co, I. By 1857 to Eagleville, Harrison Co, Mo with son John. moved to
MO in 1854 with son John, res. with dau. Margaret Jackson, age "90" 1860
census. bur. in Cem.W of Big Creek) (per Lexikay1@aol.com -daughter of
John Phillip Jr DELLINGER and Barbara WEIDNER; and And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan))
Con21-Mary " Polly" (twin) b. Jul.12, 1800 m. Apr.25, 1821
Clark Co., IN to Conrad Yoder (Con31)
d. Nov.23, 1886. Buried Wesley Grove Cemetery, Andrews Co.,MO.
Con22- George (c1802-1871 Monroe Co., Mo) m 10/6/1848 Monroe Co,In
Elizabeth Goss (1850 cens Geo. age 48 b NC,
(per Weidner Book- marriage data list no previous marriages for either,
if true who was George Yoder m. 4/22/1830 Monroe Co., IN to
( Re George
Yoder, son of Jacob and Catherine, and your question about a possible marriage
to a "Betsy Short." In his 1894 remarks at the Henry Weidner Memorial
ceremonies, Col. Yoder stated George's wife was Betsy Short. And, Miss Edna
Whitener (during the 1960s) made a research note that the marriage took place
22 April 1836.
+Con23- Henry (July or 8/15/1804 -1871)
+Con24- Emmanuel (5/5/1806 NC-1903 age 97)
Con25- Catherine (twin) (7/12/1800- ) m. 1/22/1835 Monroe Co.,
In to Philip Henry (c1784->1850) res. 1850 in Greencastle,
Putnam Co, IN "children all dead"
Con26- Barbara (1809-<1850) m. 4/22/1830 Monroe Co.,IN
Con27- Sarah Ann (Sallie, Sally) (?7/-/1814 Lincoln Co, NC-5/12/1912
Benton Twp.,Monroe Co., I age "100"- no marker, but believed bur.
Payne Cem., Monroe Co.) m. 2/6/1836 Monroe Co., I John Jackson
(c1813 Tn-2/28/1869 bur.
census Harrison Co.,MO,
listed with them)(per 1900 census- 9 ch, 4 living)
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Dear Paul, John Jackson b. 1806, d. 28 Feb. 1869, buried Payne Cem. is an
ancestor of my husband. he married Sarah Ann Yoder 6 Feb. 1836. This was the
date of the marriage license. It was not returned by the minister.
I have the following children for him.
Margaret Jane Jackson b. 15 Feb 1837, m. Joseph Lee Polley in 1853, d. 1916 in
Catherine Jackson b. 1838 d. 6 Jul 1860, Payne cem
Nancy Jackson b. 1842 married Marion A. Stepp 9 Mar 1863 (Could this be your
Nancy and I have the wrong marriage?
James Jackson b. 12 Dec 1843, d. 28 May 18-- Grave marker cracked-looks like
John Henry Jackson b. 1844, married Eliza Pierson
Alexander Jackson b. 11 Aug 1850, married Margaret Linthicom
Manuel Jackson b. 2 Jul 1852, d. 13 Jan 1853, Payne cem
George W. Jackson b. 22 Feb. 1854, married Nancy Naomi Hendrickson 1875, died
10 Dec 1936
Monroe Co. buried Hindustan Cem near
John and Sarah Jackson are listed on 1860 census Washington Twp, Monroe
Co. Indiana p.6, #12.
Some of my information was from Raymond Jackson a descendent of George
records. There is a lot of deeds listed on line for
haven't sent for may yet. Some of them may give us the clues we need. When
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Con28- Pricilla (c1819 Clark Co,I-1/16/1895 Monroe Co, I) m. 12/15/1840
Monroe Co., IN Jackson Lentz (Lewse?) (Lens) (c1822 NC-12/26/1882
+Con29- Jacob (c1816-1885)
Con2d- Yoder son b. c1820 d. by 1850
Con2b- Margaret (c1823 Clark or Monroe Co. I-8/16/1896 Sumner Co., KS.
buried South Haven, KS m. 8/9/1850 Brown Co, IN George Jackson
(1827 In-8/28/1896 South Haven, Ks) res.1870 Harrison Co,MO
Cainsville,Marion Twp. 3 children
(desc.-Ms. Joan Shackette,6292 Turret Dr.,Colorado Springs,CO 80918)
+Con2c- John b. 1828
Con23 Henry Yoder
(8/15/1804 Lincoln Co., NC-12/17/1871
m. May 23,1830
(5/24/1813 KY- "age 57" in 1870 census- 11/29/1873 Floyd Co,Ia)
(d/o Thomas Rader and Elizabeth Miller)
both Bur. Rock Grove Cemetery, Nora Springs, Floyd Co.,IA
(per AHY papers, moved first to Bremer Co.,IA c1852. In spring
of 1857 m. to Floyd CO.,IA)(And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan))
Con231- Clarinda (5/24/1832-12/1/1840 8yrs 6m 7days)
+Con232- Francis Marion b. Feb.17, 1835 IN
+Con233- John David b. Nov.21, 1839 Monroe Co.,IN
(b. Oct.19,1838 on death record)
Con234- Elizabeth Ann b. Jun.2,1842 IN
m1. 1860 Isaac N. Fleenor d. Civ. War Sep.19, 1862
m2. Sep.26,1867 Jacob Kohler settled Chickasaw Co, SD
d. Oct. 7,1934
(Res. Floyd Co, Ia; Chicasaw Co, SD; & Hubbard Co, Mn)
+Con235- William Henry b. Mar.22, 1845
+Con236- Thomas Rader b. Mar. 10, 1848 IN
Con237- Mary Catherine "Kate" b. Jan.30(or29),1852 Monroe Co.,IN
m.Sep.17,1874 Floyd Co. Ia to
Thomas Sullivan (1850-1916) res.
Con238- Infant son b. Jan.9, 1855 d. Jan. 9,1855
Con232- Francis Marion Yoder (2/17/1835 Bloomington, Monroe Co,I-
space 3 still res. of Floyd Co IA as of 1880 census. Founded the town
(has a stone
with no date at rock Grove Cem.
m1. Aug.5, 1855 Monroe Co., In Armelda "Millie" McHenry
m2. July 4,1878 Sophia L. Cox (Stevens) (c1851 - 1927 age 92(sic))
(p.s. Pat Pangman, on the Doran side, said that F.M. Yoder had been in
Saskatchewan prior to going on to Washington, so will keep working that.)
Con2321- William H. b. ca1857 IA d. Sep.19,1872 15y11m18d
bur. Rock Grove Cem., Nora Springs, IA.
+Con2322- James M. "Jim" b. ca1859 IA. Moved 1886 from
Con2323- Infant b. d. Jun.2,1863 1 day 16 hours
bur. Rock Grove Cem., Nora Springs,IA
Con2324- Anna b. ca Dec. 1869 d. Mar.1, 1870 4m 5d
bur. Rock Grove Cem.
Francis M and Armilda are my great-great grandparents. James Marion was born
Yoder, more later). Armilda died, and F.M. married Sophie. In 1885 census
they were in
They owned several businesses there, including the Yoder Haus hotel.
Wonderful site!!! My sister has been doing family research on the Yoder
side, and sent info that my dad sent me, so she really gets the credit.
My great-grandfather, James Marion Yoder, son of Francis Marion Yoder,
is the one who took the picture of Miss Edna Yoder in Shell city, MN, in 1884.
Shell city was founded in part by francis M. Yoder. James M. Yoder married
Etta Doran in
Menahga, then to
great-grandparents came from (after Iowa), until a few years ago when our
father, Donald Yoder was looking at property less than 5 miles from the
original Shell City site, and was asked by the Wadena County Historical
society if he was related to the Yoders who founded Shell City!!!!
The county owns the property of shell city now, and there are signs locating
all of the original buildings, such as the Yoder House hotel, school, etc.
For more info, please contact my sister, who has done all of the research,
and needs the credit--Nancy Yoder email--Cats Paw@aol.com
Patricia (Yoder) Cheney <Patandda@aol.com>
Bulverde, TX USA - Monday, March 16,1998.
Con2322- James M. "Jim" Yoder b. ca1859 IA. Moved 1886 from Madison,
SD to Fargo, SD. James M., was teacher, also postmaster, and he married
Margaret Etta Doran, (Maggie, born 27 Sept, 1866), daughter of John and Mary
Doran from Ontario (formerly of Ireland).Their wedding was 30 Aug, 1882. The
town died, because the railroad did not come into Shell City. The Yoder's
and Dorans moved on to Fargo, Dakota Territory on Feb 26, 1886. North Dakota
became a state in 1889. My James M. was a salesman, and after the great
Fargo fire, in 1893, ordered two railroad boxcars of goods, and sold them
Con23221- Claude Francis born 20 April, 1887, married Inga Marie Malland Jan
18, 1908. They had a son, George albert, born 27 Dec 1911. According to the
1920 census, it lists George, age 8 as a nephew living with James M., but my
dad says it is him, a grandson. Claude died in 1931 of a heart attack in the
projection room of the Fargo Theatre. He was disabled due to a "gas" attack
Con23222- William Albert (Wid), 12 Feb, 1889. I vaguely remember him. Wife
was Julia, three kids, Robert, Marlys, Bruce. Bruce always came to our lake
cottage, remember him building an air boat, which capsized with my dad,
sister and I. He married a Marlys. Died in 1993
Con23223- Ethel Mae b. 23 Jan 1891. Single all her life. Was a lab tech.
Lived in house with my grandfather. Had all family papers, along with family
Bible, which she instructed minister to never give to family members. This
is why we are struggling to recreate info. My dad is probably the last of
Con23224- Earl Doran, b. 12 June, 1892. Supposedly moved to Sumner, Washington.
Con23225- James Colburn b. 7 January 1895. My grandfather. His middle name is
also found as Colbert, but in my g-grandfather's history book that he taught
school from, and recorded family infor, it is clearly written Colburn. He
spent WWI in France. Married Eleanor Tovaas and later divorced. One son,
Donald Allen Yoder, born 30 April, 1933. Worked for railway express
(Northern pacific) for 43 years. Active as a Shriner. Died Jan, 1970
Donald Allen Yoder, married Dorothy Eleanor Ackerson, 27 Sept 1952
1. Patricia Anne Yoder (me) 7 Dec 54 married (div) Dale Eugene
Michelle Jeannette Dunn 4 May, 1979
James Dale Dunn 15 Oct 1980
Alisa Jeanette Becker-Dunn 19 April 1999
2. Nancy Lynn , born 17 July 1956. Married and divorced Arlen Truitt
Lori Eleanor Yoder, born 15 June 1960.. Married and divorced Duke Spurgeon.
Now married to James Cookman
Eric Donald Spurgeon, 19 Mar 1989
Tyler Jay Spurgeon, 1_ Nov 1992
3. James Albert Yoder, born and died 19 Mar 1964
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Francis Marion Yoder (Con232) was born in Indiana Feb 17 1835 and was reported as still
resident in Iowa in the 1880 Iowa census. By the 1885 Minnesota census he was reported in the
Shell River Precinct of Wadena County in a household with two females, C. ----?, 34 years old,
born in Indiana, and Grace M. Yoder, 8 years old, also born in Indiana. It would seem that these
two were a second wife (between the two listed in the database?) and a daughter, although their
reported birthplace of Indiana doesn't exactly rhyme, since I would have guessed that Francis
Marion was still in Iowa in 1877, when the little girl was born. Although maybe not, if he went back
to Indiana after his wife died on December 24, 1886.. Perhaps he left Iowa and went back to
Indiana long enough to get married and have a child, or the daughter might have been the child of C.
Sometime between 1880, when he was reported by the census in Iowa and December 1882, he
moved to Shell City, Minnesota, with his second son, James, who seems to have been known as
J.M., according to this item from the Enterprise, a newspaper for the Wadena County or Shell
Dec. 7, 1882
SHELL CITY ITEMS
J. M. Yoder has retuned from Verndale the 1st inst. He has happily made arrangements with S. M.
Chandler, by which he buys out the latters entire interest in the Shell city Townsite property. He is
glad to be able to announce to all parties interested that he can now assure waranty deeds and
perfect titles to parties wishing to buy Shell City property.
Now that the last obstacle has bee removed the future prosperity of our burg is unquestionable and
she moves forward to the place destiny has assigned for her.
J.M was then about 23 years old, and he appears to have gone into the sawmill business with his
father (see below). They must have been pretty prosperous to have bought the whole damned 'burg.'
Just three months before this date, on September 7 1882, he had married, according to this notice
from the Enterprise:
Congratulations and hearty good wishes of the ENTERPRISE to Mr. and Mrs. James Yoder of
Maggie E. was from Canada and would have been about 15 at this time. Her last name appears to
be Doran. The marriage was reported again, in the same issue, under another rubric:
LONG LAKE ITEMS
Wedding at Shell City Aug. 30. The parties were Mr. James -. Yoder and Miss ----- Doran The
marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Denley of Long Lake. A long life and a happy one
to them. Who will be the next to lead off?
Two weeks later there was mention of another Doran, on September 21 1882 'Miss Doran of Shell
Lake, and Mrs. Stevens of Third Prairie, are down today visiting friends in the town.' The Dorans
appear to have been another family in the area, as I found mention of another, male, Doran, in a later
edition of the paper. In this same September 21 1882 edition we find:
SHELL CITY ITEMS
F.M. Yoder and Son are now sawing. Parties wishing lumber or sawing can be accomodated.
So, about three months after marrying and opening the sawmill with his father, J.M. bought the
'townsite' of Shell City.
My great grandfather, T.J. Yoder, met and married my great grandmother, Rose Hansen, in Iowa,
where F.M and J.M. Yoder came from, in 1883. They were in Shell City before that year was out,
because an item in the Enterprise lists him as being delinquent in paying his taxes for 1883 and at
risk of losing his land (if he had any, which I doubt).
Right at the beginnig of 1884, the Enterprise further reported:
Jan. 4, 1884.
More newspaper talk! J.M. Yoder informs us that the chances for a newspaper at Shell City are
Later that same year, in the issue of August 29 1884 the paper reported the birth of my
grandmother, Edna Verena Yoder, whom they called 'a sweet little girl.' My family seems to have
cleared out of there soon thereafter, as they are not listed in the 1885 census, and that accords with
my belief from family lore that they took up the homestead in Kaspar SD soon after Edna's birth.
Francis Marion and James M. Yoder remained there, however, for here is how they are reported in
the Minnesota Census for 1885, Shell River Precinct, Wadena County
Yoder, F. M. 50 M Ind.
Yoder, C. ----? 34 F Ind.
Yoder, Grace M. 8 F Ind.
Yoder, J. M. 26 M Iowa
Yoder, Maggie E. 18 F Canada
My guess that some Yoders remained in the Shell Prairie area for some years thereafter (based on
the photograph of 'Edna's birthplace' J.M. sent to South Dakota in 1889 is bolstered by this last item
from the Enterprise of January 11 1889:
Shell City News
I have had an interesting time the past week listening to my neighbors guessing at the real name of
your correspondent at this place. Sam Doran, Miss Garcelan, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Yoder are
among the names guessed at.
I think you add to the database with some confidence that Francis Marion Yoder (Con232) and
James M. Yoder (Con 2322) moved to Shell City MN 1880-82 and operate the F.M. Yoder &
Son sawmill there.
Also, James M. Yoder (Con2322) married Maggie E. Doran in Shell City MN on August 30, 1882.
She was born in Canada ca 1867 (extrapolated from age at 1885 census).
What you want to do about the Yoder woman and child living with Francis Marion in 1885 I don't
know. That gets confusing because of his 'other' second marriage, to Cox-Stevens, and because his
first wife, Armelda McHenry, died right at the end of 1876, on Christmas Eve, and the child Grace
M. would have to have been born in the course of 1877 in order to be eight years old for the 1885
census - presumably conceived within three months of McHenry's death! And born in Indiana to
boot. Bit of a puzzle here.I hope this all makes a bit of sense to you.-Fred Haines
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Con23226- Ada Louise, born 26 Feb 1897 married name Mee. Died 1965 Had two
children I know of, a James and Elaine. Elaine Hargrave died 24 November,
2000. She and my dad worked to remember info.
Con23227- Myrtle Ruth , 24 May, 1898. She was active in women's physical
education on the collegiate level, mostly in south Dakota. Married Jerome G.
Messenger 5 July 1923. I think she had at least one daughter.
Con23228- Ralph John b. 29 April 1900. Married a Josephine something. Ran
Yoder Ambulance company in Fargo. Died in 1980s
Con23229- Alice Margaret b. 21 April, 1903. Have 1934 written after her name,
wonder if that is when she died. Don't know anything else.
Con2322a- Charles W. b. 21 October, 1905.
Con233 John David "Dave" Yoder (11/12/1839 Monroe, In-10/6/1922 Liberty,Mo
at the Odd Fellows Ret. Home, bur. Lockwood Cem) m. Apr.18,1858
Melvina Lyons (5/-/1839 OH-4/8/1919 Dade Co., Mo)
?res 1880 Carroll Co.ARK, Eureka Springs; 1900 Dade Co.,MO
Con2331- Ada Viola "Addie" (c1860 Floyd Co,Ia-3/17/1937 Corpus
Christi, Tx) m. Perry A. Crow
Con2332- Eva A. (9/10/1875-2/13/1935 Springfield, Green Co,Mo)
Bur. Lockwood Cem. Dade Co, Mo. m. Wilford A. Pollard ( - )
Con234- Elizabeth Yoder
Elizabeth Ann Yoder-Fleenor-Kohler Obituary
" Earliest Settler Died On Tuesday Woman Came to Wing River by
Ox Team and Covered Wagon Wing River, Minnesota: this
community was greatly saddened last Sunday morning when the
news was spread that Mrs. E. A. Kohler, who for fifty-five years was
a resident of this community, and a much-loved woman, had passed
away in death about 10 o'clock. She had been ailing for several years
and recently had failed fast, the cause of her death being complications
due to old age, having arrived at the age of more than 92 years.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from
Hope Methodist Chapel, where she was a member. Rev. John Turnbull,
an old friend of the family, officiated and interment was made at Green
Lawn Cemetery near Verndale, beside her husband and daughter.
Elizabeth Ann Yoder was born at Bloomington, Indiana, on June 2,
1842. While still a child of nine years she came with her parents to Nora
Springs, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood, and was united in
marriage to I. M. Fleenor in 1860. He died in 1862 of Typhoid fever while
serving his country during the Civil War. Two children were born to them,
Mrs. Theodosia Shoop of Wagner, S. Dakota, who has been faithful the
past six years in helping for her aged mother, and Isaac Fleener of Saskatchewan,
Canada. On September 26, 1867, she was united in marriage to Jacob Kohler,
who died on October 30, 1884. Six children blessed this union: Mrs.
Grace Scofield, Salem, Oregon, A.W. Kohler of Verdale, Mrs. Jane Avery of Plains,
Montana, Ellis, who died a few years ago in the West, Mildred, who died
at the age of four and Austin of Newton, Iowa. She also leaves 22
grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and
11 nieces and nephews. Mr. & Mrs. Kohler, with their family, were among
the very earliest settlers of Wing River township, coming here from
Nashua, Iowa, only 2 1/2 miles from the "Little Brown Church in the
Vale", and filing on a homestead on what is now the southwest quarter
of section 22 in this township. They made the journey from Iowa with two
covered wagons drawn by Ox Teams and arrived here on June 16,
1879. With the courage and fortitude known so well to those old
time pioneers, they toiled in their homes, raised their family, and lived
lives of usefulness and service while converting the wilderness into a
comfortable home. The husband and father died in 1884 and the children
married and went into homes of their own, except the eldest son, Went,
who stayed with his mother and they made their home together for the 55
years of almost continuous residence on this homestead. Mrs.
Kohler was a woman of very high character and deeply religious.
She lived a consistant, Christian life and all who knew her loved her.
She was a kind neighbor and a true friend. Pall-bearers were close friends
of the family, as follows: Jesse Hess, Will Shearer, R.M.
Shelton, Paul Billington, J.M. Haggerman and C.B. Conn.
Notes: Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry & Ruth Yoder. Isaac Milton Fleenor and
Elizabeth Ann Yoder were married Sept. 4, 1860 in Rock Grove City, Rock Grove Twp., Floyd
Co., Iowa, by Daniel B. Mead, M.G. Isaac was a Pvt. 1st class in the 27th Iowa Regiment
Infantry Volunteers, Cos. "D" & "G". He died in 1862 in Cairo, Alexander
Co., Illinois, of Typhoid Fever while serving his country during the Civil War, fighting
for the Union.
Children of Isaac & Elizabeth:
1. Theodosia Victorine Maria Fleenor - b: July,1861 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co., Iowa
2. Isaac Milton Jr. - b: Feb., 1863 ( two months after his father died in war)
in Nora Springs, Floyd Co., Iowa. - d: Dec. 29, 1948
Jacob Kohler and Elizabeth Ann Yoder were married Sept. 26, 1867 in Rock
Grove City, Iowa. Jacob was born in 1825 and died Oct. 30, 1884. He is
buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Verndale, Wadena Co., Minnesota
with Elizabeth and their dau. Mildred. Children of Jacob & Elizabeth:
1. Grace Kohler
2. A. Went Kohler
3. Jane Kohler
4. Ellis Kohler
5. Mildred Kohler - b: 1879 in Wing River, Minnesota - d: 1883 in
Minnesota - bur: Greenlawn Cemetery, Mn.
6. Austin Kohler
Source: History of Floyd Co., IA. - 1882 Larry R. Fleenor, Rushville, Indiana
Con235 William Henry "Bill" Yoder (3/22/1845 Monroe Co,In-8/17/1921
Bloomington, Monroe Co, I) bur.Mt. Gilead Cem. Bloomingtom)
m. Dec.1, 1864 Catherine Adelaide "Addie" Van Buskirk (Feb.9, 1846
Monroe Co.,In -1924) (d/o Isaac Shelby Van Buskirk and Elizabeth Gabbert)
(And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan)) resided- Monroe Co, In-Floyd Co, Ia- Dakota Ter.
-Back to Monroe Co,In in 1898)
+Con2351- Albert Henry b. Feb.15,1866 Rock Grove, Floyd Co,IA
Con2352- Isaac Eldorus b. Feb.27,1868
d. Feb. 19,1873 Austin, MN age 4y 11m 20 d
Bur. Rock Grove Cemetery, Nora Springs,IA.
Con2353- Lewis Monroe b. Sep. 7,1870 IA
d. Aug. 5,1890 Madison, SD
+Con2354- William Arthur b. Dec.23,1874 Nora Springs,IA
Con2355- Hester b. Nov.20,1881 d. Nov.29.1901 Bloomington,IN
Con2351 Albert Henry Yoder (2/15/1866 Rock Grove,I-9/22/1940) bur. Acacia
Cemetery Seattle, Washington m. 6/11/1894 Irvington, IN to Susan Norton
Griggs (11/5/1869 Madison,IN - 8/16/1953) also Acacia Cem.- one time residents
of Grand Forks.ND (Albert Yoder papers-U of ND; Hubert A. Yoder research;
1900-Knox Co, Vincennes,I)
Con23511- Leverett Griggs b. Aug.3,1895 Indianapolis,IN
m1. Feb.14,1920 Dorothy Cloutier ( - 1961)
m2. Elizabeth Kollar Luty
d. May 1,1980 bur. Arlington Nat. Cem.Sec.8,gr.494LH
Con23512- Miriam b. Sep.10,1896 Vincennes,IN m. Aug.17,1921
Miles K. Lander ( - May 8,1967) d. Apr.20,1981
both bur. Memorial Park Cem,Grand Forks, ND
Con23513- Charlotte May b. Feb.26,1899 Vincennes,IN
m1. Mar.19,1926 L.G. Lust m2. Lieman Roose
m3. Marshall Culter m4. Gunnar Anderson, Gothenburg,
Sweden d. Dec.5,1985 bur. Hillside Cem., White Water,
WI Lot 154,Grave A, Sec.K (with 3d husband)
Con23514- William Albert (Al) b. Feb.21, 1902 Seattle, WA
m. Naomi Edlund d. Dec.22,1948 bur. Dec.28,1948
Sunset memorial Park, Hoquiam, Wash.
Con23515- Frederick Griggs b. Mar.19,1904 Seattle, WA
bur. Apr.25,1955 Acacia Cem., Seattle,WA single
Con23516- Paul Van Buskirk b. Oct.8, 1908 Tacoma, WA
d. Apr.4,1990 Hendersonville, NC no issue
m1. Maxine Thompson m2 Roselyn Pease ( -
Con2354 William Arthur Yoder (Dec.23,1874 Nora Springs,IA-
Jun.13,1942 Minneapolis,MN) cremation Lakewood cem. m.
Bessie Ann_______ occupation Insurance res. MN as of 1924.
Con236 Thomas "Tom" Rader Yoder (3/10/1848 Bloomington,I-
2/25/1922 Oldham,SD at 12:30 in afternoon. bur. with wife Pleasantview
Cem. m. Mar.21,1869 Rock Grove, Ia to Mrs. Margaret S. Forbes Hull
(Oct. 17,1844 WI- Jul.17,1912 Oldham,SD)(And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan))
TRY moved at 8 to Floyd Co,IA and 1881 to Dakota
Con2361- Gertrude (Mertie Gertrude) b. Dec. 1869 Rock Grove,IA
d. Jan.18,1870 age 6 weeks Rock Grove Cem.
Con2362- Bertha Erdine b. Nov.25,1870 Rock Grove, IA
m.Jan.29,1893 Oldham,SD to Charles H. Baker
res. of Oldham as of 1922
Con2363- Minnie Undine b. Jan.27,1873 Austin, Mn
m. Jun.30,1895 Oldham, SD to Henry D. Packard
3 children res. Oldham as of 1922
Con2364- Lela Lillian b. Jul. 15,1876 IA
d. Jan.3,1881 age 3y 5m Rock Grove Cem.
Con2365- Daisey Josephine b. Feb.24, 1878 Rock Grove,IA
m. Howard G. Rottluff res. of Matsqui, B.C. as of 1922
(SEE PHOTO OF FAMILY)
Con24 Emanuel Yoder (5/5/1806 Lincoln, NC-12/18/1903 age 97)
bur Rock Grove Cem. Nora Springs, IA. m. 9/23/1832 Monroe Co.,IN
to Rachel Shirley (Apr.12, 1811 KY- Jan.15, 1898) bur. Rock Grove Cem.
(And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan))
Con241- Mary E. (c1833 Monroe Co, In- )
m. 8/17/1851 George A. McHenry (c1831 In- )
(per letter by HA Yoder- m. Sep.17,1874 ________Sullivan)
Con242- Sarah C. (c1836 In Monroe Co,In- )
m. Oct. 30, 1858 Floyd Co., Ia to John McHenry (c1838 In- )
+Con243- Ruth Ann (4/-/1839 Monroe Co., In-1929 Floyd Co, Ia)
m. 10/30/1858 Henry Bumgardner (5/30/1829 Oh-1/16/1903)
both bur. Rock Grove Cem.
+Con244- John Jasper b. Apr.12, 1841 IN
Hello again from Debbie Sutton.
I would like to submit a photo of my Gr Gr Grandmother and her family to your Yoder 5-year Project. The photo was taken in Rockford Twp/Nora Springs/Floyd Co.
Emmett Alfonso Sutton b. 1857 m. 1890
*Mary Catherine Bumgardner Sutton b. 1864(Mother: Ruth A. Yoder/Father: Henry J. Bumgardner)
Elsie Ann Sutton Ervay Daughter b.1891
Earl Albert Sutton (r. side/blonde hair/tall) b. 1894
Hazen Alanson Sutton (l. side/dark hair) b. 1896
I have some family overview history to share:
Earl Albert Sutton was my Grandfather.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Earl as he died when my father Robert was two years old.
Earl's children are still alive as well as their children and grandchildren+.
I have recent contact with the Hazen Sutton (deceased) family as well, his sons Lester & Lloyd (deceased). However, Lester recently passed away in November 2003.
I had the opportunity to meet him on the telephone last May. No other early historical family documents are there. All of their children and grandchildren+ are still alive.
Elsie Sutton Ervay's family I am guessing was the keeper of historical documents.
Her children are all deceased and they did not have biological children of their own.
My father has a few family stories of his Grandmother Mary. Mostly he remembers that both Grandmother and her daughter always wore black clothing and that their hair was often styled in a bun that was covered in white fabric.
Again I am excited to learn about the Yoder's and Bumgardner's and Mennonite Culture.
I have contact locally with a PA Lancaster Mennonite Historical Member who has offered to be a mentor as well. I am interested in obtaining or by library use the book, "The History of the Yoder's of N. Carolina."
Please keep in touch.
Thank you so much
Debbie, Dee J Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Debbie Sutton searching my Genealogy of the Yoder's and Bumgardner's in
Rockford Iowa/Nora Springs/Floyd Co.
My Gr Gr Grandmother is Mary C. Bumgardner Sutton
Her Father was Henry J. Bumgardner who married Ruth A Yoder.
And Amanual/Emanuel/Manuel Yoder
My relatives own farm land in Rockford Iowa
It is my understand that many of my relatives were Mennonites.
I had the pleasure at the LDS Sacramento, CA Family Research Library to meet
a PA Mennonite Historical Society Member and she has introduced me to you.
This is so exciting to find another source to our family history.
Your web page is AWESOME and I hope to learn more soon.
Download Attachment: Sutton Bumgardner Yoder.wps.doc
Con244- John Jasper Yoder (4/12/1841 Monroe Co, In-12/25/1927 Floyd
Co, Ia) res. Monroe Co.IN and Floyd Co.,IA m. Amanda M. Rader
(12/18/1842 IN-9/23/1896) both bur. Rock Grove Cemetery
Con2441- Charles E. b. Nov.22,1869 IA m. ?
d. Jul.19,1947 a retired farmer , survived by one
daughter Gladys Yoder of Seattle, WA.
bur. Rock Grove Cemetery
Con2442- Cora B. b. ca1874 IA
Con29- Jacob Yoder d. Jun.12, 1885 Jackson Township, Brown Co.,IN
bur. Lanam Ridge Cem. near helmsburg, In m. 5/17/1837 Monroe Co, In
Mary "Polly" Jackson (1820IN or 1822KY- Ok after 1900). Moved to
Brown Co 1845 from Monroe Co. (Weidener Book)
+Con291- James M. b. Apr.21, 1843 IN
Con292- George Henry (c1845 Monroe Co. In- )
(m. ? license taken by George Yoder and Sarah Branum, marriage
shown 9/3/1863 George Yoder to Charlotte Monroe)
+Con293- John D. b. ca1847 Brown Co., In.
Con294- Martha Jane (5/9/1850-1921 Yukon Ok)
m. Jan.26,1868 Brown Co.,In. to James P. Gray
(see inset below)
+Con295- Edward b. Mar. 1852
+Con296- William Jacob b. ca1854
Con297- Thomas J. b. ca1856 m.Mar.26,1883 Cerro Gordo Co.,
IA to Rosa L. Hansen res. of Rock Falls,IA.
+Con298- Willard (Wm.C)- b. May 6, 1860
+Con299- Westford (Wm.Wesley) b. May,6,1860
Con29a- Alice b. ca1862
From Tom Gray (Grayte@aol.com ) Jan 2004,
Here is my line of the family from Martha Jane Yoder.
Martha Jane Yoder b. May 9 1850 Brown Co. Indiana d. Nov 14, 1921 Yukon, Candadian Co. Oklahoma m. January 26, 1868 in Nashville, Indiana to James Percy Gray (carpenter, schoolteacher, farmer, Sergeant Co. F, 8th Indiana Cavalry, Civil War) b. October 18, 1836 Bellville, Richland Co. Ohio d. February 15, 1916 Britton, Okla. Co., Okla.
James P. and Martha resided in Nashville, Indiana in 1872. They were in Barbour County, Kansas in 1880, then back in Indiana in 1887. They made the land run of 1889 and homestead 160 acres now covered by Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
They have seven children
1. Mary Minnie Gray b1869Nashville, In -d1958 Bakersfield CA m. to Elias B. (Dock) Bridges
2. Jacob Oliver Gray b. August 16, 1871 in Nashville, Indiana d. October 4, 1929 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma m. 1892 in Oklahoma City to Margaret Angela Gossin b. 1863 in Marshall County Kansas d. 1940 Oklahoma City
one of their sons (my grandfather) Theodore George Gray b. December 26, 1897 Britton Oklahoma d. August 20, 1956 Edmond Oklahoma m. 1930 to Lorena Emeline Dixon b. July 3, 1904 Britton Oklahoma d. July 31, 1999 Oklahoma City
one of their sons (my father) David Lee Gray b. June 21, 1942 Okla. City m. 1965 to Jo Ann Marie Ketter b. September 14, 1945 El Reno Okla.
one of their sons (myself) Thomas Edward Gray b. 1972 Okla. City
3. Annettie Hester Gray
b. January 1874 Nashville Ind.
d. 1955 San Bernardino CA
m. to Ulysses Grant Kennedy b. 1865 Iowa d. 1944 San Bernardino, CA
4. James Leander Gray b. July 4, 1877 Nashville Ind. d. 1959 Artesia CA m. to
5. John Tony Gray b. 1881 Nashville, Indiana d. 1956 Oklahoma City
m. 1906 to Elizabeth Bennie b. 1883 d. 1968 Oklahoma City
6. Virgil Harrison Gray b. 1888 Nashville Ind. d. California?
7. Daniel Dennis Gray b. 1894 Britton Oklahoma d. 1965 California
Con291- James M. Yoder (4/21/1843 Monroe Co,In-4/24/1931 Brown Co., IN) bur. Lanam Ridge Cem.,
Jackson Twp.,Brown Co.,IN m1. Mar.11,1869 Catherine (Sarah C.) Waltman ( - 4/25/1872 age 23y
10m 24d- in childbirth) Bur. Bean Blossom Cem. m2. Sep.11/12, 1872 Eliza Jane Baughman
(11/3/1853- 12/20/1934 81y 1m 16d) Lanam Ridge Cem. Civ. War Pension-Co D 82nd Indiana Inf.
Republican, farmer and livestock merchant, Georgetown Presbyterian
(And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan), 1920 Ind, Jane Murphy research, Russell E. Yoder Cht '85, Bret Eberle-'97)
+Con2911- Marion E. b. ca1870 m. Jan.3, 1892 Emma A. Myars
( -4/23/1949) res. Indianapolis 1931, Helmsburg 1934
Con2912- girl b. 1872 d. 1872
Con2913- Jacob Ira b. 1873 m. Rachel Deckard (d.Aug.1,1944
Indianapolis, bur. Lanam Ridge)
d. Dec.18,1963 bur. Lanam Ridge Cem.
Con2914- Ida C. b. Apr.26, 1875 m. Aug.9, 1891 to John
Prosser ( - d.Oct.7,1943) d. Apr.13, 1961
bur. Bean Blossom Cem., Jackson Twp., Brown Co.
Con2915- Cyrus b.Sep.18,1877 d. Sep.28,1877 bur. Lanam Ridge
Con2916- Myrtle (c1879-<1962) w1 of Joshua Bond ( d.Jul.26,1962
age 87), res. Nashville,IN as of 1934
Con2917- Maude b. Jul.5,1881 Brown Co.,IN m. John K.
Anderson res. Edinsburg,IN 1934 d. Sep.11, 1949 in
Bartholomew Co., IN
Con2918- Edith b. 1883 d. 1903 Lanam Ridge Cem.
Con2919- Daniel B. (Boone) b.
res. of Ft. Wayne at death
(?from Bret Eberle-'97-Boone Yoder, res. Lafayette,In. His wife
Ida I. Eberle was born in 11/22/1887 and they married in 2/22/1914)
(?SSN for Boone,In- b.5/1/1886-5/-/1966)
Con291a- Leroy (Roy) b. Jul. 7, 1889 m. Effie A. Coy
( 1883- May 10,1965 ) d. Oct. 6, 1976
both bur. Rest Haven Cem., Edinsburg,IN
Con291b- Ralph b. Feb.25,1892 m. ?
d. Dec.26, 1980 bur. Lanam Ridge Cem.
Con291c- Dorval J. b. m1.________ Corscot
m2. ________ Anderson res. 1934 & 1963 Madison, WI
Con291d- John R. b. 1897 d. 1907 Lanam Ridge Cem.
Con291e- Pearl b. m.______ Glaizman
res. 1934 Chicago,IL res 1963 Montebello, CA
Con2911- Marion E. Yoder (5/_/1870- 2/28/1946 Indianapolis,I) m. Jan.3, 1892
Emma A. (Anna M.) Myers (3/_/1872 I-4/23/1949 Indianapolis,I) res.
Indianapolis 1931, Helmsburg 1934 (1900-Johnson Co,I-Union Twp)
Con29111- Freda (8/_/1892 I- )
Con29112- James E. (7/14/1895 Brown Co,I-1/2/1868 Indianapolis,I) m.
Catherine Rust ( -1935)
Con29113- John (9/_/1897 I-
- - - - - - - -
Fri, 7 Sep 2001 06:28:46 EDT From: THooker974@aol.com
I just returned from a weekend in Indiana where I met my wife Penny's mother
for the first time. She provided a great deal of new family information, some
of which I might not have had a month ago when I sent you an up-date.
Regards, Tom Hooker Longwood, FL
Descendants of James Marion Yoder
1 James Marion Yoder b: April 21, 1843 in Monroe County, Indiana d: April 24, 1931 in Brown County, Indiana
+Sarah Catherine Waltman b: 1848 d: April 25, 1872 in Brown County, Indiana m: March 11, 1869 in Brown County, Indiana
2 Marion Yoder b: May 12, 1870 in Brown County, Indiana d: February 28, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana +Emma A. Meyers b: March 1872 d: April 23, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana m: January 03, 1892
3. Infant Girl Yoder b: 1872 in Brown County, Indiana d: 1872 in Brown County, Indiana
*2nd Wife of James Marion Yoder: +Eliza Jane Baughman b: November 04, 1853 in Indiana d: December 20, 1934 in Brown County, Indiana m: September 11, 1872 in Brown County, Indiana
2 Jacob Ira Yoder b: September 21, 1873 in Brown County, Indiana d: December 18, 1963 in Indiana
.+Rachel Deckard d: August 01, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana
2 Ida C. Yoder b: April 26, 1875 in Brown County, Indiana d: April 13, 1961 in Brown County, Indiana +John Prosser d: October 07, 1943 m: August 09, 1891
2 Cyrus Yoder b: September 13, 1877 in Brown County, Indiana d: September 28, 1877 in Brown County, Indiana
2 Myrtle Yoder b: November 28, 1878 in Brown County, Indiana d: July 26, 1962 in Indiana +Joshua Bond d: July 26, 1962
2 Maude Yoder b: July 01, 1881 in Brown County, Indiana d: September 11, 1949 in Bartholomew County, Indiana +John K. Anderson
2 Edith Yoder b: October 13, 1883 d: 1903
2 Daniel Boone Yoder b: May 01, 1886 in Nashville, Indiana d: May 26, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, buried Leo Cemetery, Leo, Indiana +Ada Irene Eberle b: November 22, 1887 in Lafayette, Indiana d: May 12, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana m: February 11, 1914 in Lafayette, Indiana
3 George Edward Yoder b: July 10, 1915 +Sophia Marie Sealover b: October 09, 1914 d: March 16, 1992 2nd Wife of George Edward Yoder: +Leona Mae Radke b: October 04, 1915 in Indiana m: October 24, 1936 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
3 Helen Louise Yoder b: May 18, 1918 in Olney, Illinois +Leonard James Radke b: July 23, 1913 in Fort Wayne, Indiana d: May 06, 1971 in Fort Wayne, Indiana m: August 31, 1940
4 Larry Leon Radke b: June 19, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
+Constance Jane Boussum b: January 04, 1949 m: March 10, 1973
5 Lonnie Neal Radke b: May 31, 1974
4 Penny Diana Radke b: November 27, 1948 in Fort Wayne, Indiana +John Rayburn Savio b: October 07, 1949 m:September 07, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
5 Wendy Renee Savio b: June 25, 1969 in Fort Wayne, Indiana +Gregory Field
.................................... 6 Cody Field b: September 21, 1990
.............................. 5 John Rayburn Savio, Jr. b: October 24, 1972 in Blytheville, Arkansas *2nd Husband of Penny Diana Radke: +Robert Houle m: December 22, 1987 in Baltimore County, Maryland
*3rd Husband of Penny Diana Radke: +Thomas Lynn Hooker b: December 17, 1937 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri m: February 10, 2001 in Longwood, Florida
3 Charles Marion Yoder b: January 26, 1930 Peggy ???
*2nd Wife of Charles Marion Yoder: +Lucille Helen Krantz b: January 08, 1930 m: April 29, 1950
4 James Marion Yoder b: December 08, 1950 +Katherine Marie Gfell m: October 02, 1976
5 Sarah Ann Yoder b: February 14, 1981
4 Jo Ann Yoder b: December 16, 1952 +Daniel Ross Toor m: October 23, 1971
5 Lisa Elaine Toor b: April 10, 1972
4 Charles Michael Yoder b: February 27, 1954 +Caroline Cragg
m: March 1982
5 Michael Allen Yoder b: July 10, 1983
4 Carl Edward Yoder b: January 27, 1972
3 Daniel Boone Yoder b: March 28, 1921 d: March 28, 1921
2 Leroy Yoder b: July 07, 1889 in Brown County, Indiana d: October 06, 1976 in Edinsburg, Indiana +Effie A. Coy b: 1883 d: May 10, 1965
2 Ralph Yoder b: February 25, 1892 in Brown County, Indiana d: December 26, 1980
2 Dorval Jane Yoder b: February 12, 1894 in Brown County, Indiana d: aft. 1963.
2 John C. Ross Yoder b: March 13, 1897 in Brown County, Indiana d: 1907 in Brown County, Indiana
2 Eliza Pearl Yoder b: April 15, 1899 in Brown County, Indiana d: Aft. 1963
- - - - - - - -
Con293 John Yoder (1/11/1848 Brown Co IN-7/21/1931
Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Shawnee)1850 in Indiana
m. Dec.25, 1871 Brown Co.,IN to Matilda J.Hampton (Jane)
(1847 IN-7/30/1915 or 7/27/1915) res. 1880 Ozark Co.,MO;
1900 Chicasaw Co.,Ind. Ter.- farmer Civil War Vet
(family bible records- Brandy Walker Parks,
Con2931- Martha "Mattie" (1873 Brown Co,In-
1949 in Oklahoma, Seminole, Seminole m. _____ BREWER
Con2932- Mary "Nettie"(1875 Brown Co,In-1952 Ca)
m1. John GOODSON m2. William LEECH
Con2933- Willard Wistford (11/30/1877 Missouri, Springfield -
2/21/1960 in Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Shawnee) bur. RESTHAVEN Shawnee
m1. 2/12/1900 in Oklahoma Terr, Tecumseh Jenny Mae Steele
m2. Mina ______
Con2934- Olliver (8/19/1880 Ozark Co, Mo-4/3/1964 Riverside, Ca)
m1. ________ m2. Janie Graham ( Bethel, Ok- )
Con2935- Walter (7/19/1883 Ozark Co. Mo-12/25/1959 Pottawatomie,
Shawnee Co., Ok) bur. FAIRVIEW Pottawatomie, Ok) m. 2/20/1909 Grady,
Chickasha, Ok Edna Beatrice Alexander 4/19/1892 Jefferson, Mt.Vernon. Il
Con2936- James (5/8/1885 Oklahoma Terr, Grady, Chickasha -5/11/1970
Pottawatomie, Shawnee m. 7/2/1902 Madie Fisher
Con2937- Oskar (9/-/1888 Indian Ter.-6/-/1960) m1
"My grandmother, Genevieve Kathryn Higley Murray,
is Ruby Renee Yoder's daughter."
Brandy Walker Parks, <email@example.com> 3/2000
Dates of death for John and Jane above, and the following is
Willard Wesley Yoder b. Nov. 30,1877 in Springfield, Missouri
m. Jennie Mae Steele in Tecumseh, OK on Feb. 12, 1900
Grandmother knew several of W. W.
Yoder's siblings, but doesn't
remember all of them. She said
"there were a bunch of them."
The names she remembered were:
Nettie, Mattie, Jim (who was
the Chief of Police in Shawnee,
Oklahoma), and Ollie. She also
said "they use to talk about
an Oscar but I never meet him."
Children of Willard Wesley Yoder and Jennie Mae Steele.
Le"Roy" Yoder b. 2/28/1901 in Byers,
OK d. 9/17/1959
Esta Mae Yoder b. 4/26/1903 in
Anadarko, OK m. Claude Cattladge
on 12/19/1919 in Tecumseh, OK
Walter Clarence Yoder b. 6/2/1906 in
Anadarko, OK m. Eva Ruth Philly
on 9/12/1927 in Oklahoma City d.
1984 in CA
Clara Allene Yoder b. 4/17/1909 in
Anadarko, OK d. 8/21/1911 in
Ruby Renee Yoder b.10/4/1910 in
Blanchard, OK m. 10/6/1928 in
Shawnee, OK to Harold James
Cecil Boyd Yoder b. 12/27/1912 in
Blanchard, OK m. 8/1/1930 in
Shawnee, OK to Pauline Taylor
d. 1/19/1949 in Shawnee, OK
Marvin A. Yoder b. 2/1/1914 in
Blanchard, OK m. 6/29/1933 in
Shawnee, OK to Lorene Hughes
d. 10/25/1960 in Shawnee, OK
My grandmother, Genevieve Kathryn Higley Murray,
is Ruby Renee Yoder's daughter.-Brandy Walker Parks
From Barbara Caramba-Coker <wilbanksweb (at) yahoo.com>, Apr.2010
Martha Yoder married William M. Brewer. William was b.abt
1857/58 in Tennessee. According to the 1910 census Martha had 4 children,
with 3 still living as of 1910. The family also included a couple of
adopted children. Recorded children include Rosa E Brewer, b.1893, Elsie
Mae Brewer, b.1902, and Jewell Edna Brewer, b.1906. (I still seem to be
missing one at this point.) Adopted kids were Nora E. Smith and James
Jewell Edna Brewer married (1) Earl F. Hanks and (2) Joseph Malcolm Ham. The first marriage brought one child, Corwin Harris Hanks, b.1924. The 2nd marriage started as an affair while Jewell was still married to Earl Hanks. The kids came before the marriage. There is still gossip within the family as to who is the biological father of William Inmon Ham. Jewell ended up leaving Earl and settled in the Sacramento area with her new husband and kids, leaving Corwin with his dad in Oklahoma.
Con295 Edward Yoder d.
m. Feb.22, 1876 Felissa (Felina) Watkins
Con296 William J. (Jacob) Yoder (c1854 In-11/-/1933 Frederick, Ok)
m. Jun.12, 1877 Brown Co.,IN to Nancy A. (Nan) Mavity
( ca1854IN - ) res. Chandler, Ok
Con2961- Edward Evertt b. 1887 IN
m. Maude_____ to California after 1920
(?SSN Record- An Edward (4/2/1887-4/-/1982 in Ca)
Con2962- John Max b. Mar. 27,1880 Nashville, Brown Co., IN
m. 1907 Martha Pearlee Ward (1/_/1888or9-4/18/1974)
d. Apr. 29,1968 Chandler, OK (Lincoln Co.)
bur. Forrest Cem.
Con2963- Portle (Purtle) b. 1890 IN
d. ? "came home laying across his horse- shot to death"
Submission by Fred Haines- 1996
Con297 - Thomas J YODER
born 8 Oct 1854, Brown County, Indiana
marr 26 Mar 1883, Cerro Gordo Country, Iowa
died 15 Jan 1944, Puyallup, Washington
spouse - Rose L HANSEN
born Dec 1862, (Racine County?), Wisconsin
I believe that Thomas J Yoder was still in Brown County, Indiana,
at the time of the 1880 census, but that there were Yoders
already living in Floyd County, Iowa, by that time, notably, I
reckon, offspring of Henry Yoder (Con23) and Ruth Ann Radler or
Rader, both of whom had died in Floyd County before 1880. Their
son Francis Marion (Con232) was reported in Floyd County in the
1880 census, along with some children. Floyd County is the next
county east of Cerro Gordo County in the north central part of
the state. (It is named after a then-famous victory, of 1847, in
the Mexican war. The first white people settled there in 1851. It
also gave us the word 'tractor,' when, in 1902, the sales manager
of the Hart Parr Factory in Charles City decided that 'gasoline
traction engine' was just too damned long to attract customers.)
I believe Thomas was looking around for a situation where he
could take up farming and he may well have been visiting or
working for relatives in Floyd County when he met Rose Hansen,
who was living just over the county line in Rock Falls.
Soon after Thomas J and Rose married they went to Minnesota,
because their first child, Edna Verena (my grandmother), was born
in Shell River Township, Wadena County, in Minnesota on 25 August
1884, less than two years after the marriage, and I have her
birth certificate and a photograph of the house in which they
were living. I believe they went there because there were other
Yoders living there, on evidence of a note on the back of the
photo which reads 'Miss. Edna Yoder / The house where she was
born in 1884. / Rode view taken by J.M. Yoder / Shell City Minn /
July 3d- 1898.'
Who was that? I notice from the genealogy that one of the Iowa
Yoders was James M Yoder, born around 1859 in Iowa (Con2322). He
would have been three years younger than my great grandfather
(and one generation removed). Just a guess.
My Yoders seem, however, not to have stayed long in Minnesota.
Thomas took up a double homesteading claim near Pierre, South
Dakota (in Sully County?), one for farming and one for forestry.
He had to give the forestry claim up, but he worked the farming
claim for about thirty years.
When Edna Verena married Roy Dorothy in 1906, the newlyweds went
to Concunully, Washington, to raise apples. Some time thereafter,
Edna's younger brother, Ralph, somehow managed to set fire to the
barn and destroyed all the winter feed for the livestock on the
homestead. All the animals died that winter, and Thomas sold up.
The remaining family (possibly excepting daughter Jesse) moved to
Washington, partly because Edna and her husband were living
there, and partly because Rose's father had left her a house in
Tacoma. He is supposed to have been named Ole Hansen, and family
legend has him confused with the famous Mayor of Seattle by that
name, but, if that Hansen is related at all (which I doubt), he
would have had to be Rose's brother, not father. I have a
startlingly well made photograph of all the Yoders in a photo
studio in Puyallup, Washington, in 1915 or 1916. I would never
have been able to figure out the date of this photo if my
grandmother had not noted that Mazel was thirteen, as both my
grandmother and her sister Jesse look like teenagers, although
even Jesse must have been thirty. She may well have been visiting
Puyallup from Texas at the time.
In any case, the Yoders settled in Puyallup, bought a 'fifteen-
cent store,' and lived there until around the end of world war
Con2971 - Edna Verena YODER
born 25 Aug 1884, Shell River Township, Wadena County,
marr 18 May 1905, Kaspar, South Dakota
died 23 Dec 1980, Tustin, Orange County, California
spouse - Roy DOROTHY-12 (1882-1947)
Edna grew up on the Yoder homestead near Pierre, South Dakota,
and recalled seeing pioneers in covered wagons, the Ghost Dance
rising of the Sioux Indians, and the great plains blizzards that
destroyed the cattle industry in the 1890s. She attended a one-
room school until she was sixteen, at which point she became the
teacher. A handwritten resume she prepared in order to apply for
a civil service job in California, reveals that she spent eight
years in South Dakota Public Schools doing 'grammar school
subjects' until November 1899, and another few months, from April
to November of 1900 doing 'high school subjects.' In 1901, from
January to June, she attended high school in Gettysburg, South
She then had two stints of school teaching, one from November
1901 to May 1902 in Sully County, at '25 or 27.50' and another
from October 1902 to April 1903 at '27.50 to 30.' I gather those
figures are dollars/month. The fact that these jobs were in Sully
County leads me to believe that the family homestead was located
in that county too.
Family legend has it that people in the neighborhood took up a
collection to send her to school to learn how to be a proper
teacher, and in 1903 she went to Mankato, Minnesota, where she
saw her first automobile - there were two in the town at the
time. I'm not sure what happened with the education as a teacher,
since she in fact took a course in stenography from April to
October 1903 (and she used it all her life - I have shorthand
notes she took of telephone calls received when she was in her
For about seven months she worked halftime, at three dollars a
week, for two different businesses in Gettysburg, until August
1904, when she went to work for the National Bank of Commerce
in Pierre, where she roomed with the family of one of her
coworkers, the Dorothys.
The Dorothys had come up to Pierre around 1895 from Ute, a tiny
town in Monona County on the western border of Iowa, and E F
Dorothy operated several grocery stores and traded in cattle.
They seem to have been fairly well to do as Prairie families
went. Roy worked in the bank on the theory that there were only
two good ways for a young man to get ahead, by going to a
university or working in a bank, and university was not a
possibility. E F gave his son a horse and buggy, and Roy soon
began to drive the family's roomer to church in it, to the
chagrin of Roy's sister, Blanche, who felt she deserved the seat.
Roy and Edna may have eloped to marry in Kaspar, South Dakota, a
town where neither had family or other connections that I know
of. Their wedding announcement is an after-the-fact one, and it
notes that after the wedding the couple would be 'at home' in
In the early twenties they moved to California, settled in
Sacramento, and both worked for the State government until they
retired. Both were highly placed civil servants. Roy was an
accountant for the Board of Equalization (tax office) and Edna
worked for any number of different boards and agencies. They had
three children, Don Vincent Dorothy, Thelma Ruth Dorothy (my
mother), and Carol Agnes Dorothy.
Con2972 - Jessica 'Jesse' YODER
born 1885, probably in or near Pierre, South Dakota
I don't know much about Jesse except that she married twice and
lived in Austin, Texas. She had two children by her first
husband, Patricia Breedlove and Philip Breedlove, and two by her
second, Robert Eastman and Margaret Eastman.
Con2973 - Evelyn YODER
I'm not sure of her dates of birth or death, but she died as a
very small child of diphtheria.
Con2974 - Ralph YODER
born 1888, probably in or near Pierre, South Dakota
Ralph, after burning down the homestead barn, moved with his
parents to Puyallup, Washington. During world war two he was
living and working in Tacoma, Washington. He married someone
named 'Lil,' and they had at least two children. One of them was
named Glenna Dee and she married Robert J St Clair on 6 November
of an indeterminate year.
Con2975 - Mazel YODER
born 1902, probably in or near Pierre, South Dakota
Mazel also moved with her parents to Washington and was still
living there, in Seattle, in the seventies. She married Arthur C
'Butch' SONNTAG and had two children, Stanley SONNTAG in 1925,
and Virginia SONNTAG in 1930. The last known address I had for
her is 3703 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 3. A postcard from her to my
grandmother reveals that Butch 'will be 80' on July 8, and I
_think_ the postmark reads 1978.
I have learned a few things and sharpened my information since the material I sent
to you the other day. The main thing is that I figured out the location of the
Thomas J Yoder homestead - it was at Kaspar, in Sully County, South Dakota.
Kaspar itself no longer exists, it has been folded into the town of Onida, but this is
a more exact location that 'near Pierre.'
By speaking with my Aunt Carol, I have been able to clean up the information on
the family as well. It should read like this:
HUSBAND Thomas J YODER (Con297)
BORN: 8 Oct 1854 PLACE: ,Brown,Indiana,USA
DIED: 16 Jan 1944 PLACE: Puyallup,,Washington,USA
MARR: 26 Mar 1883 PLACE: ,Cerro Gordo,Iowa,USA
WIFE Rose L HANSEN
BORN: Dec 1862 PLACE: ,Racine,Wisconsin,USA
DIED: 1944 PLACE: Puyallup,,Washington,USA
One my grandmother's birth certificate the place of birth is given as Wisconsin. I
am guessing at the Racine County, on foot of the family legend that has her related
to Ole Hansen, the Mayor of Seattle, who was born in Racine County. I'm
guessing at her date of death. The last letter in her hand is dated February 1944.
Edna Verena YODER (Con2971)
BORN: 25 Aug 1884 PLACE: Shell River Twnp,Wadena, Minnesota,USA
DIED: 23 Dec 1980 PLACE: Tustin,Orange,California,USA
SPOUSE: Roy DOROTHY
MARR: 18 May 1905 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA
Jessica 'Jesse' YODER (Con2972)
BORN: 31 Jan 1886 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA
SPOUSE 1: EASTMAN
SPOUSE 2: BREEDLOVE
Lived in Austin TX.
Ralph YODER (Con2973)
BORN: 1888 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA Lived in
Tacoma WA. During the war was driving a truck for the Model Bakery. His wife's
first name was Lil and he had at least one daughter named Glenna Dee, who
married Robert J Sinclair at the Trinity Lutheran Chapel in Parkland WA.
Lily YODER (Con2974)
BORN: 1890 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA
DIED: 1902 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA
This child died of diphtheria at the age of twelve.
Mazel YODER (Con2975)
BORN: 7 Oct 1902 PLACE: Kaspar,Sully,South Dakota,USA
SPOUSE: Arthur C 'Butch' SONNTAG
Lived in Seattle WA.
In your document with the filename CONRAD.DOC, Nora Springs, Iowa, is in
many places correctly spelled, but in quite a few others it is spelled 'Nona' Springs.
The latter does not exist. Nora Springs is right on the Cerro Gordo/Floyd County
line, which probably explains why Thomas J Yoder met and married Rose Hansen
there. Rock Falls is within walking distance of Nora Springs.
Did I already tell you why I think Thomas J Yoder and his bride detoured to
Minnesota long enough for her mother, Edna V Yoder, to be born in Shell River
Township? I looked again at a small photograph I have of the house where she
was born, a 9 cm x 9 cm sepia photo mounted on a somewhat larger card with the
stamp of a photo studio in Fargo ND on it. Someone wrote on the back, 'Rode [sic]
view taken by J.M.Yoder / Shell City Minn / July 3d- 1895.'
That's eleven years after my grandmother was born and long after her family had
moved to South Dakota. Thomas J had an older brother named James M Yoder
(Con291), but he lived and died in Brown County, Indiana. A more likely
candidate would seem to be another James M Yoder (Con2322) among the Iowa
Yoders. Although he was of a different generation, this James was only a few
years younger than Thomas J. I notice that the genealogy has no further
information on James - that may be because he settled in Wadena County,
Minnesota.---- Regards, Fred Haines (submitted Jun. 1996)
Con298 Willard C. Yoder (5/6/1860-11/-/1913 Frederick, Tillman, Ok)
m1. 9/26/1882 Anna B. Doan. (10/28/1863-8/l6/l898)
( per Julie Wynn-3/99- firstname.lastname@example.org)
m2. 7/27/1899 Amanda Belle (Stephens) Kleindorfer (1/-/1863 In-1921)
res. 1900 Okla. Census, Lincoln Co.
Con2981- Rose Ethel (9/1/1883 Nashville, IN-7/7/1957 Frederick, Ok)
m. 11/19/1902 Davidson, Ok Claude Almer Roberts
Con2982- Mahlon Eldridge (1/18/1889 Ok- ) never
married, lived and died in Yuma, AZ
Con2983- Mary Pearl (3/12/1898 Ok- ) m. John Thrush of
Con299 William Wesley (Westford) Yoder d. 1928 Minco, Okla
bur. Friendship Cemetery, Minco, Okla
m1. Apr. 16, 1882 Brown Co.,IN Nancy White (ca1862IN- )
m2. Jul.5, 1894 Lena Schmidt (Jul 1875 OH- )
w1 Con2991- Jacob Wilson b. Apr 10, 1883 IN (Oct.1882 per 1900 census)
m. Nov,29,1903 to Lillian Delories Woodard (8/2/1883-9/8/1971)
d. Apr. 30,1942 Elgin, OK
Con2992- Johnie b. Apr. 1885 IN
Con2993- David b. Aug. 1886 IN
Con2994- Annie b. Jul. 1887 IN
Con2995- James Albert b. Feb. 1889 Indian Ter. (11/28/1899- )
m.12/-/1923 Georgia Bittman
w2 Con2996- Mary b. Sep. 1895 Indian Ter.
Con2997- Annie (2/8/1899- ) m. 5/-/1919
Thomas Graves ( - )
Con 2998- Raymond (12/2/1901- ) m. 12/-/1923
Maude Eisenman ( - )
Con2999- Lillian Gertrude (4/4/1904- ) m. 10/-/1923
Everett Downey ( - )
Con299a- William Edward (7/8/1907- ) single
Con299b- Ronnie Fred (4/21/1909- ) m. 4/-/1931
Opal McBride ( - )
Con299c- Luther Earnest (1/29/1913- ) m. 9/-/1930
Willie Engnam ( - )
Con299d- Grace Mae (3/19/1916- ) m1. 1/-/1933
Eddie Hudson ( - ) m2. 2/-/1952
Monte Parsons ( - )
Con2a Israel Yoder (c1812 Lincoln Co., NC- 10/12/1865 Monroe Co, In
at the residence of Jackson Lentz) Prob. bur. Bethel Lane Cem. poss.
Payne Cem. - no stone m. 10/7/1838 Monroe Co.,In by David Barrow JP
Elizabeth (Betsy) Jackson (c1820IN-?by 1860) burial place not known
1850 census Monroe Co,IN. (And “Henrich Weidner 1717-1792 and Catharina Mull Weidner 1733-1804” (1992 by Anne Williams McAllister-YODER research by Kathy Gunter Sullivan))
Con2a1- Priscilla (c1839 IN- )m. Mar.5, 1861 Monroe Co.,IN
to George W. Payne (c1824 In- )
Con2a7- son (c1835-40- died by 1850)
Con2a2- Sarah Jane (c1842 IN-1896) m. Jan.11,1864 Monroe Co.,IN
to Jackson Lents (Lentz) (divorce husband of her Aunt Priscilla)
(c1822 NC-12/27/1882, bur. Bethel Lane Cem. Monroe Co,In)
Con2a3- Nancy (c1844 IN Monroe Co., In- ) m. Dec.20,1863
Monroe Co.,IN to Isaac Brannam (c1838- ) (s/o Jonathan Brannan
and Mary Elizabeth Griffith)
Con2a4- Thomas b. ca1845 IN
Con2a5- Rebecca A. b. ca1846 IN
Con2a6- Edward b. ca1849 IN (in 1870 listed in household of
Jackson and Sarah Lentz, Bllomingotn Twp, Monroe Co, In)\
Con2a8- Francis (son) b. c1852
Con2a9- Mary E. (c1853/1854 Monroe Co,In- )
m. 3 Feb 1874 Monroe Co, In Lewis W. Brannam ( - )
(s/o/ Milton and Elendor (Griffith) Branam) Divorced. In 1880
Mary is listed with George and Priscilla (Yoder) Payne.
Con2c John Yoder (c1825 Clark or Monroe Co,In-before May 6, 1867
Harrison Co,MO) bur. Payne Cem.? m. Mar.19, 1853 Brown Co., IN
res. Brown Co IN 1850 census, Harrison Co MO 1860-80 census
Mary Ann Tull (1834 KY- before May 6,1867Harrison Co.,MO)
prob. bur. Payne Cem.
(one source said- m. Catherine Lutroo, & had a son who went to
Kingman Co., KS)
Con2c1- Mary Jane (Apr.1, 1854 Brown Co, IN-Mar.30, 1894
Harrison Co. MO, buried Payne Cemetery m. Nov. 23, 1873
Harrison Co.,MO to John Mathis (Dec.25,1840 Brown Co,IN-
Feb. 20,1914 Harrison Co.MO) bur Payne Cem.
(g.mother of Kathleen Kinstler,12020 SW Manzanita Ct, Tigard, Ore 97223)
Con2c2- Elizabeth Ann (11/15/1855 IN-1/13/1935 bur. Payne Cemetery)
(in 1860 listed as b. MO) m. Dec.27,1886 Cleveland, KS
Lewis Jackson Thompson
(978.184 V2k Kingman County Marriage Records, page 244:
Thompson Lew J. 24 Kingman County, Kansas, Yoder Betsy Ann 24
Kingman County, Kansas by N. Miller, JP at my office in Belmont
Twp, Kingman Dec 27, 1886.)(“ obituary - sadly the newspaper
isn't noted - that states: "Lewis J. Thompson...was born in Pa.,
Dec 7, 1862...He then went to Kansas and while there he was
married to Betsy A. Yoder...The angel of death entered the
home on Wednesday morning, Feb 26, 1908..." He was buried
in the Lone Rock Cemetery.-- Helen Dayton email@example.com Apr.2002)
(I am some info on A Lewis J Thompson he married a Betsy A.Yoder . This Thompson his wife Betsey and his oldest 2 daghter
joined the Friendship Church in November 1904. He died on February 26, 1908 and was buired in the Lone Rock Cemetery ,
I presume in Kansas as that is where he was married . I would apreicate any jhelp in identifying her parents .I can be ctacted at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org, jan 2003)
Con2c3- George b. 1858 MO never married
res. 1870 census with George Jackson family (Con2b)
bur. Robinett Cem. Miller Co, Mo.
Compiled and researched by Loretta J. Wright < Gladstone, Mo and the help of others.-submitted Feb 2003
Levin Tull b. 1794-1800 (1794) North Carolina, d. after 11 July 1860, by August 1865.in Andrew County, Missouri, m. 1st. estimated 1823 to Laurana Mathis /Mathias b. 1800-1810 North Carolina, D. September 1846 Brown County, Indiana, d/o Reuben Mathis and m.2nd. 16 September 1846 Brown County, Indiana to Miss. Luvina (Melvina) Reynolds b. 14 April 1821 Tennessee, d. 27 February 1909 Spokane, Washington buried at Fairmont Cemetery, Spokane, Washington.
A daughter : Her mother is Laurana Mathis d/o Reuben Mathis and Druscilla Martin.
MARY “POLLY” TULL b. 1837 Indiana, d. by May 1867 Harrison County, Missouri, m. 19 March 1853 Brown County, Indiana (Bk. B. page 121) to John Yoder (Yoter) b. 1828 Indiana, d. by May 1867 Harrison County, Missouri, s/o Jacob Yoder and Catherine Dellinger Three children.
Census: 1860 Harrison County, Missouri, Marion Twsp. 12 June, Eagleville, page 40/530, Line 1, Dwelling 271, 263.
John Yoder paper states that “both mother and father are deceased “when George Jackson was given custody of the children.
Yoder Family Newsletter. Probate Package of Harrison County, Missouri of John Yoder/Yoter. Loretta J. Wright.
8a. Mary Jane Yoter / Yoder b. 1 April 1854 Indiana, d. 30 March 1894 Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri, m. 23 November 1873 (Bk. B, page 222) in Harrison County, Missouri to John Mathis b. 25 December 1840 Brown County, Indiana, d. 20 February 1914 in Harrison County, Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri, s/o Reuben Mathis, Jr. And Loretta Pierce. Eight children.
Source: 1860 Cenus M653-620. Harrison County, Missouri, Marion Twsp 40/530. Eagleville, Missouri. 1880 1900
Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri.
Katheleen Kinstler, Mathis Group, Loretta J. Wright
8aa. Lieuella “Ella” Mathis b. 13 August 1874 Missouri, d. 19 October 1894 Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery, Harrison County, Indiana, m. 3 December 1893 to Emanual Sandage b. May 1871.
8ab. Dollie Jane Mathis b. 15 July 1876 Missouri, d. 17 April 1958 Miller County, Missouri, m. 24 November 1910 Beaver county, Oklahoma to John Barnes b. 1878, d. 8 June 1955 Brumley, Miller County, Missouri. Both are buried at Robinette Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri.
Note: She was living with George Mathis in 1920.
8aba. Vecia L. Barnes b. 1913 Missouri
8ac. George Mathis b. 8 September 1878 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 14 March 1953 Harrison County, Missouri, buried Payne Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri. Never married.
Census: 1920 T625-920. Hamilton Twsp, Harrison County, S.D. 3, ED 106, page 6A, line 13.
8ad. Ebenezer (Bud) Mathis b. 12 November 1881 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 26 December 1956 Harrison County, Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery, m. 5 March 1916 in Harrison County to Cora Cole Hartschen b. 1880 Kansas, d. 1944 Harrison County, Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery.
Obituary Harrison County, Missouri Genealogy Society, Newspaper dated 9 January 1957
8ae. Carl Harrison Mathis b. 5 July 1887 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 18 November 1967 Denver, Colorado, buried at Payne Cemetery, Eagleville, Missouri, m. 7 September 1920 in Albany, Missouri to Bessie Inola Holloway.
Obituary, Denver Post, 21 November 1967, page 30. States he served in WWI, member of Shaughnessy Post No. 129 of American Legion, Kansas City. One daughter.
8aea. Kathleen Mathis
8af. Carrie Maude Mathis b. 16 June 1889 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 25 November 1889 Harrison County, Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery, never married.
8ag. Benjamin Hovey Mathis b. 25 September 1890 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 9 April 1936 at Sterling City, California, buried at Chico, California Cemetery, m. 7 June 1930 in Chico, California to Ruth Irene Johnson Roberts.
8ah. Alice Merl Mathis b. 24 March 1894 Harrison County, Missouri, d. 4 August 1900 in Harrison County, Missouri, buried at Payne Cemetery. Never married.
8b. Elizabeth “Besty”A. Yoder/Yoter b. 15 November 1855-56 Missouri, d. 13 January 1935, buried at Payne Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri, m. 27 December 1886 in Cleveland, Kansas to Lewis Jackson Thompson b. December 1862 Pennsylvania, d. 26 February 1908, buried at Payne Cemetery. Five children.
Census: 1870: Harrison County, Missouri, Marion Twsp, page 120. In the household of Charles Daily. 1900 Buchanan County, Missouri, Washington Twsp, St. Joseph, King Hill Ave. Vol. 2, ED 79, Sheet 1, Line 14.
Loretta J. Wright, Kathleen Kinstler, Yoder Family History Site
8ba. Anna May Thompson b. December 1887 Colorado, d. 3 August 1991 m. 4 September 1907 Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa to Ebeazer Victor Cummings.
8bb. Cara E. Thompson b. March 1890 Kansas, d. 1976 Missouri, m. 20 March 1916 Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa to George Hartschen
8bc. Ida B Thompson b. February 1892 Missouri, d. 5 February 1957, buried at Payne Cemetery, m. 30 June 1917, Decatur, Iowa to William Edward Marshall
8bd. Ralph Lewis Thompson b. 19 September 1897 St. Joseph, Missouri. d. 14 January 1952 Red Oak, Iowa, m. June 1923 to Hazel Ethel Stone b. 21 June 1908 Pawnee, Harrison County, Missouri. Two children
8bda. Faris Leland Thompson b. 15 March 1924 Pawnee, Harrison County, Missouri, m. 12 April 1950 to Thelma Christenson in Tabor, Iowa.
8bdb. Ocie Roberta Thompson b. 18 December 1925, m. 15 June 1946 to Lyndoar Hall Humphrey.
8c. George Yoder/Yoter b. February 1858/1863 Missouri, possible buried at Gott Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri.
Family pass down he was called “Bunk” because he never really had a home.
Census: 1870 Harrison County, Missouri, Marion Twsp. page 52/122, 6 October 1870, Cainesville, Missouri. Living with George Jackson and Margaret Yoder, his Aunt. 1900: Buchanan County, Missouri, Washington Twsp, St. Joseph. Vol. 12 ED 72 Sheet 16 Line 21. A Boarder with Walsh Williams. (Note: I am sure this is the same person because his sister lives in same county and township.)
I have the Yoder Probate Records you may have at cost of copy and mailing.. I have the Mathis family first generation. I only went this far because my ancestor is not of the first marriage .Mathis is not Mathews…two different names..On Levin Tull we have his family and I will be releasing it this year for the younger to pick up. However, we do not know who his parents are lot of speculation over the years but nothing…Hope this meets your needs.