Biography - CHRISTIAN C. YODER- YR23375

published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana


C.C. YODER is one of eleven children in the family of Christian and Catharine (Miller) Yoder, natives of Pennsylvania, in which State our subject's birth occurred, in Somerset County, May 29, 1819. He was united in marriage, June 27, 1841, to Catharine Harshberger, the daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Summey) Harshberger, natives of Pennsylvania. In 1843, Mr. Yoder removed to Elkhart County, Ind., where he resided until March, 1851, locating then on his present farm of 160 acres, that has been cleared and improved by him. Instead of the customary log cabin, he built a small frame structure that is yet standing. Mr. and Mrs. Yoder are firm members of the Omish Church, and parents of eight children, five of whom are living and located near home. They are - Barbara, Noah, Lydia, Harriet and Sarah. Mr. Yoder once met with a narrow escape and painful accident. Before leaving his native State, while riding through the woods during a severe storm, he was struck on the skull by a falling limb, and knocked insensible from his horse. After reviving, he continued the journey with his faithful animal, and by the assistance of medical aid was soon restored.

Source: "1882 History LaGrange County, Indiana" by F.A.Battey & Co.., - Newbury Township

Yoder Newsletter - © Christopher K. Yoder, 1992, 1994