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Published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana
Data copyrighted by Christopher Yoder 1992,1994, 1998, 2000, and 2003

These files contain a collection of Yoder family data which has been
assembled since 1983 by the Yoder Newsletter (YNL), (P O Box 594,
Goshen, IN 46527 for Subscription information). For content update,
write Chris Yoder, 203 Lakeshire Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 or email
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typographical errors in this work. Please help us correct and extend
any of the information in these records.

Updated here - March, 2004 --- view PDF version

Schuylkill County Data Collected by Donald Reed

--- Yoder Obituaries in D Reed's file not listed in Yoder newsletter info
--- Yoder Burial Records not included in the Descendants of Hans Yoder
--- Schuylkill County Court House Records of Death 1893-1905
--- Yoder Marriage License Applications at Northumberland Co.Court House
--- Yoder Baptisms


Yoder Obituaries in D Reed's file not listed in Yoder newsletter info
Donald C Reed, 76 Glen Moore Circle, Lancaster, Pa., 17601
email <> Revised 31 August, 2003

OH1331924 Claude Felix Yoder was born at Pitman, Pa. on August 13, 1919 and died on
Monday, 31 May, 1999 at Pottsville, Pa., having residede in Pitman until his
hospitalization. Services were held on Thurs., 3 June, 1999 at 11:00 AM
with the Rev. Gary Shew, officiating with burial in Hepler's Cjurch of God
Cemetery, Pitman. He was a retuired barber and mechanic and a member
of Hepler's Church of God, Pitman. He was a life member of VFW Post
2318, Shamokin and life member Disabled American Veterans. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Arthur, who died in 1944 in WWII.
Surviving are 3 sisters, Elva Hoch, Selinsgrove, Pa, Thelma Fisher,
Selinsgrove, Pa and Louella Conrad, Williamsport, Pa. and several nieces
and nephews. "Citizen Standard dated 2 June, 1999"

OH13383171 Alverta B Yoder. Alverta B Dietrich, 74 of RD1, Hegins, died Wed., 9
Dec., 1992 at Tremont Nursing Center. Born in Reading, April 16, 1918,
she was the daughter of Amos and Bessie Stahl Yoder. Her husband, John,
died in 1984 and a daughter, Rose, in 1988. Memorial services were held
Saturday, 12 Dec. at Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins, where she was a
member, the Rev Jack Murphy officiated. Interment was in Friedens
Cemetery, Hegins. She was retired from Hegins Corp. Surviving are 2
sons, John and Harvey, both of RD1, Hegins; three daughters, Carol
Kukuk, Muir, Sharon Dietrich, at home and Patricia Dietrich, Pottsville;
four brothers, Amos Yoder, Williamstown, Harvey Yoder, Hegins,
Lawrence Yoder, Elizabethville, and William Smeltz, Millersburg. Six
sisters, Kathryn Yergo, Tower City, Bessie Nixon, RD Schuylkill Haven,
Anna Coleman and Lillian Schwartz, both of Hegins, Ruth Laudenslager,
Gratz and Emma Scheib, Schuylkill Haven, four grandchildren Citizen
Standard dated 16 Dec., 1992"

OH13383171 (Alverta B Yoder Dietrich as above continued)
John H Dietrich, 70 of Hegins R D , Pa., died Monday, 1 Oct., 1984, in
Pottsville Hospital. Born in Hegin, May 7, 1914, Mr Dietrich was married
to the former Alverta Yoder. Services were held Thursday, Oct. 4 with the
Rev Donald Schwartz, Hegins, officiating. Burial was in Friedens
Cemetery, Hegins. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include
the widow, six children, John and Harvey both at home; Mrs. Jack (Carol)
Kukuk, Williamstown; and Rose, Sharon and Patti, all at home; a sister
Wrela Wenrich, Good Spring; etc and 3 grand children. "Citizen Standard
dated 10 Oct., 1984"

OH133831711 Alberta B Yoder Dietrich daughter)
Rose M Dietrich, 39 , of Hegins area, died Saturday, Dec. 3 in Pottsville
Hospital. She was born in Pottsville, on 18 June, 1949, the daughter of
Alberta Yoder Dietrich and the late John Dietrich. Services were held
from the Buffington Funeral Home, Valley View. The Rev Paul Fisher,
Leck Kill, officiated. Interment was at Friedens Cemetery, Hegins. She
was a member of Friedens and was employed by Hegins Corp. before
becoming disabled. Surviving in addition to her mother, of Hegins area,
are 2 brothers, John, Valley View and Harvey at home, 3 sisters, Carol
Kukuk, Williamstown, Sharon at home and Patricia, Pottsville, two nieces
and nephews. "Citizen Standard dated 14 Dec., 1988".

OH1331ba1 Letha Tietsworth, 86, of Mount Carmel Nursing Center, formerly of
Taylorsville, died Friday morning, Jan. 3, 1992 at home. Born in Williams-
town, Jan. 3, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edna
Tressler Yoder. Services were held Monday, 6 Jan., at the Richard W Fritz
Funeral Home, Ashland, Pa. The Rev Jeffrey Byerly, her pastor at Grace
Evangelical Congregational Church, Locustdale, and the Rev Harry Dorley,
of Salem ECC, Mahanoy City officiated. Interment was in Salem United
Methodist Cemetery, Weishample. Preceding her in death were her first
husband, David Dechant in Nov., 1944; second husband, Wilbur
Tietsworth, in July, 1985 and a sister, Suzanne Sayk. Surviving are 2
daughters, Genevieve Troutman, Taylorsville and Joan Wagner,
Nescopeck, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. "Citizen
Standard dated 8 Jan, 1992"

OH1331bb21 Allen E Yoder died 27 Dec., 1981 at the Ashland State General Hospital.
Born in Butler Twp. on Feb.19, 1905, he was the son of the late Irvin and
Ida Yarnell Yoder. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 from the Frederick
T Kull funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. John Clough of the Church
of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Interment was in the Methodist
Cemetery, Weishample. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the
former Mildred Huratiak in 1953. Surviving are his wife, the former
Gertrude Freiling; two daughters, Mrs Grace Carlino. Lavelle and Bette,
wife of James Slusher, Iselin, New Jersey; two sons, Richard and Ronald,
Texas,; three brothers, Charles of Chester, Elvin, Lavelle; and Ralph, Buck
Run. Four sisters: Pearl, sife of Daniel Green, Mrs Katie Wenrich, Mrs
Marie Meck and Mary, wife of Yhaddeus Townsend, all of RD Ashland,
12 grandchildrren and four great grandchildren. " Citizen Standard dated
30 Dec., 1987

OH1331bb71 Arthur E Merwine, 68 of Hegins RD died Wed, March 20, 1985 in Good
Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. Born in Barry Township, Feb 7, 1917, Mr.
Merwine was the son of the late Earl and Ida (Yoder) Merwine. Services
were held Saturday, March 23 in St. John's (Kimmel's) Church, Ashland
RD, where he was a member, with the Rev. Jimmy Werley, Gordon and
the Rev. John Clough, Ashland RD1, officiating. Burial was in the church
cemetery. Mr. Merwine was a veteran of WWII and worked for Skamper
Corp., Hegins, before retiring. Surviviors include a sister, Fern Troup,
Ashland RD1, two brothers, Palmer and Lewis, both of Ashland RD and
several nieces and nephews. "Citizen Standard dated 27 March, 1985"

Added 31 August, 2003:

OH13383173 from second wife
Mrs. Sadie Irene Walsh, age 58, of 307 East Main Street, Hegins, Pa.,
died Monday, 6 Aug., 1984 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. Born
in Hegins, 7 June, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Emma
(Schroyer) Yoder. Memorial service was held Saturday, Aug.11 in
Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, with the Rev. Robert Stewart
officiating. She was employed by Bell Telephone Co. of Phila. for 30
years and a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. Survivors
include seven sisters, Anna Coleman and Mrs Charles (Lillian) Schwartz,
both of Hegins, Mrs. Haven (Ruth) Laudenslager, Berrysburg, Emma
Scheib, Minersville, Mrs John (Alverta) Dietrich, Hegins R D, and Bessie
Nixon, Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey and five brothers, Harvey Yoder,
Hegins, Lawrence Yoder, Elizabethville, Amos Yoder, Willaimstown,
Arthur Yoder, Tower City and William Smeltz, Millersburg. "Citizen
Standard dated 15 Aug, 1984"

OH1338173 from second wife:
Harvey T Yoder, age 63, of Hegins, Pa. died Tues., 4 Oct., 1994 at his
home. Born in Hegins Twp., March 5, 1931, he was the son of the late
Amos and Emma Shroyer Yoder. Memorial servides were held on Sat., 8
Oct., from Buffingotn-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, Claud Schach,
Tower City, officiated. Interment was in Indiantown Gap National
Cemetery, Annville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam
Wars. He was retired from the Army and worked for 13 years as a
messenger for Meridian Bank. Surviving are a brother, Lawrence,
Elizabethville, four sisters, Anna Coleman and Lillian Schwartz, both of
Hegins, Ruth Laudenslager, Gratz and Emma Scheib, Schuylkill Haven, a
half brother Amos Yoder, Williamstown and a half sister, Kathryn Yergo,
Tower City. "Citizen Standard dated 12 Oct., 1994."

OH1338317a Michael Laudenslager died at age 47, of Gratz, Pa. died Monday,
November 26, 2001 at home. Born in Lykens, 15 Aug., 1954, he was the
son of Haven N and Ruth Yoder Laudenslager of Halifax.Memorial serv-
ices were held Friday, Nov. 30 at Simeon United Lutheran Church in
Gratz with the Rev Barry Ridge officiating. Interment was in Gratz
Union Cemetery. He was a self employed carpenter. In addition to his
parents, he is survived by two sons, Troy Laudenslager of Reading and
Michael Laudenslager Jr.of Colorado; two daughters, Brandi Lang of
Texas and Chelsea Laudenslager of Gratz, four brothers Joseph and
Dennis Laudenslager , both of Gratz, and Steve and Tony Laudenslager,
both of Etters, three sisters, Robin Laudenslager of Harrisburg and Penny
Klinger and Sally Morgan, both of Millersburg and several grand-
children., "Citizen Standard dated 5 Dec., 2001"

OH1338317b Emma Esther Scheib, age 64, of Orwigsburg Manor, formerly of Hegins,
died Thursday, July 9, 1998 at the manor. Born in Hegins, July 28, 1933,
she was the daughter of Amos and Anna Schroyer Yoder. Services were
held Monday, July 13 from Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View.
The Rev Claude Schach officiated. Interment was at St Andrew's
Cemetery, Valley View. She was a 1951 graduate of Hegins Twp. High
School and was a retired seamstress, having worked at Meck's Knitting
Mill, Schuylkill Haven. She was preceded in death by two sons, John A,
in 1975 and an infant son, Arthur, in 1961. Surviving are two sons, Jerry
R, Birdsboro and Larry L, Duncannon; four daughters, Gail R Ahner,
Schuylkill Haven, Faith H Scheib, Minersville, Sherry A Cromleigh,
Duncannon, and Judy L Schoffstall, Wicinisco, a brother, Lawrence
Yoder, Elizabethville; three sisters, Anna Coleman, Hegins, Ruthy
Laudenslager, Gratz and Lillian Schwartz, Hegins; nine grandchildren.
"Citizen Standard dated 15 July, 1998."

OH1331bb22 Ralph "Punch" Yoder of Buck Run, died Sunday, 16 April, 1995 at his
home. Born in Barry Twp., he was the son of the late Irvin and Ida
Yarnall Yoder. He lived most of his life in the Minersville area. Services
were held Wed., April 19 from Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Minersville.
The Rev Paul Schaediger officiated. Interment was in Kimmel's
Cemetery, Barry Twp. He was a veteran of WWII. He was a retired
construction mechanic. His wife, the former Dorothy Bowers, died in
1978 and a son, William, died in 1977. Surviving are a son, Ralph, Buck
Run; three daughters, Donna Martin, West Terrrace; Jean Everly,
Phoenixville; and Lillian Bergan, Buck Run. Three sisters, Pearl Green,
RD Ashland; and Mary Townsend and Marie Meck, both of Ashland,
twelve grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. "Citizen Standard dated
26 April, 1995" .

OH1331bb26 Katie M Wenrich, age 71 of RD1 Ashland died Tuesday, Oct. 18,1988, at
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Weishample, Pa. April 7,
1917, she was the daughter of Ervin and Ida Yarnell Yoder. Services
were held from Weishample School Church with the Rev Carl Swanger
officiating. Interment was in U B Church in Christ Cemetery, Barry
Twp. She was last employed as a seamstress in the garment industry.
Her husband, Leslie, died in 1969 and she was preceded in deathj by 3
brothers and two sisters. Surviving are three sons, Dennis and Harold,
both of RD1 Ashland, and Leslie Jr. Tower City; two daughters, Joyce
Densberger, Berwick and Ruth Smith, Danville; a brother, Ralph Yoder,
Buck Run; three sisters, Paearl Green and Marie Meck, both of RD1
Ashland, Mary Townsend, Ashland, 19 grandchildren and 12 great
grandchildren. "Citizen Standard dated 26 Oct., 1988

OH1331bb263 (son of above Kate Wenrich and classmate of this writer)
Dr. Leslie W Wenrich, age 67, of Tower City, Pa., died Thursday, 8 July,
2003 at Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born in Barry Twp., May 11,
1936, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wenrich.
Celebration of his life service were held Saturday, 12 July at Porter Twp
Lions Club, Tower City. He received his doctorate degree in chiropractic
medicine from Palmer College, Iowa. He was the owner of the Leslie W
Wenrich Chiropractic Office, Tower City, for more than 37 years and in
Lickdale for more than 10 years. He was preceded in death by his wife
Carol Wenrich. Surviving are his second wife, the former Jaqueline E
Kendig, to whom he was married 23 years; five sons, Randy of Orwin,
Brian of Virginia, Robert Stager of Jonestown, Keith DeTemple of
Lebanon and Kerry DeTemple of North Carolina; seven daughters, Penny
Beller of Maryland, Beth Burgess of Florida, Christy Simpson of Tower
City, Lynda Carlson of Illinois, Billie Gibson of Orwin, Andrea Duhon of
South Carolina and Ruby Long of Poconos; two brothers Harold and
Dennis both of Ashland, two sisters, Joyce Miller of Florida and Ruth
Smith of Danville, 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
"Citizen Standard dated 16 July, 2003"

OH1331bb23 second wife
Elvin LYoder, age 77, of 300 Lewis Street, Minersville, died Thursday
morning, June 11,1987 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was
born in Barry Township, 12 June, 1909,a son of the late Irvin and Ida
Yarnall Yoder. Services were held Saturday, June 13 from Buffington
Funeral Home, Valley View. The Rev Edward Eifert, Pottsville area,
officiated. Interment was in St. John's (Kimmel's) Church Cemetery,
Ashland area. Mr. Yoder was a retired insurance broker. His wife, the
former Mary Green, died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Green,
Stroudsburg, a son James of Horsham, three sisters, Pearl Green, Ashland
area, Katie Wenrich, Lavelle and Mary Townsend, Ashland; a brother
Ralph, Minersville, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
"Citizen Standard dated 17 June, 1987"

OH1331bb34 (wife of preceding Elvin Yoder)
Mary Yoder, age 75 of 300 Lewis Street, Minersville, died 5 Nov., 1982 at
Ashland State Hospital. Born in Barry Twp., 10 Sept., 1907, she was the
daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Mae Green. Services were held
from the Buffington Funeral Home, Valley View. The Rev John Clough
Jr., pastor of Church of Christ in Christian Union, Mabel, officiated.
Interment was in St John's (Kimmel's) Cemetery, Ashland. Before retiring
she was employed by Pomeroys Inc., Pottsville and also helped her
husband, Elvin in the insurance business. Surviving in addition to her
husband are a daughter, Ellen, wife of Donald Green, RD6 Stroudsburg; a
son James, Horsham, two brothers, Daniel and Allen Green, both of
Ashland; a sister Grace, wife of Robert Eselby, Birdsboro, five grand-
children and five great granchildren. "Citizen Standard dated 10 Nov.,

OH1331bb8 Roy S Yoder, 818 West Maple Street, Valley View, died 31 Jan, 1980 in
Pottsville Hospital. Mr.Yoder was born 11 March, 1903 in B arry Twp, a
son of the late Alfred and Salome Arnold Yoder. Services were held Feb.
4 from the Robert Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Cohick
offiiating. Interment was in the Methodist Cemetery, Barry Twp. He was
a retired miner and the last member of his immediate family. Surviving
are his widow, the former Sallie M Troupe, Valley View, two sons,
Eugene, Lavelle, Elwood, Levittown; one daughter, Lorraine, wife of
James Simons, Rushford, New York; 13 grandchildren and 15 great
grandchildren. "Citizen Standard feb 4, 1980"

Yoder Burial Records not included in the Descendants of Hans Yoder
by D C Reed, 76 Glen Moore Circle, Lancaster, Pa., 17601
email < Revised 31 Aug. 2003

OH1338 Elizabeth Yoder born 7 March, 1801, died 17 Feb., 1874, age 72-11-10
buried Howerters Cemetery

OH133846 Maria A (Yoder) died 1918 and Nathan Neiswender born 2 Feb., 1857 and
died 28 Jan., 1916 at Howerters Church Cemetery

OH133844 Elmira (Yoder) dau. of George and Judith Klock Yoder 4 Sept., 1856-25
July, 1908 and Daniel M Reiner 19 Nov., 1842 -5 May, 1919

OH13318 Sebastian Zimmerman's birth and death date and month in addition to
year(already indicated) are listed as "2 June", 1830 and "1 July", 1912 in
Eden Church Records

OH1331b727 Walter Alvin Yoder's tombstone is next to his parents with birth and death
date of 1921-1940. The 1940 death date is not in your "The descendants of
Hans Yoder"

OH1331bb4 Emma (Beury) Yoder is also buried at Salem United Methodist Church
with dates 1883 and 1925. Rev George M Doll was officiating at the

OH1338342 Buried at Frieden's Cemetery, Hegins: Clarence V, son of Amos R and
Mary A Yoder, born 14 Nov., 1877, died Feb. __, 1878, age 3 months and
__ days (tombstone not readable)

OH13388 Sarah Yoder Baldwin's tombstone verifies year of birth and death and
includes "age as 85-2-20"

OH1338a John B Yoder's tombstone is in Frieden's Cemetery with date of death as 1
Aug., 1905 and age as 65-5-12, which would calculate to birth date of 26
March, 1840.

OH1338317 Bessie Stahl's tombstone is next to Amos with dates of 1890 and 1923.
Amos's date of birth is confirmed as 1889, but I could not read death date,
which appears to be 19_2.

OH1338318. Emma is buried beside Amos and Bessie with death date of 1949

OH133841 David W is buried at Frieden's Cemetery with birth and death dates of
1873 and 1936. His wife is buried next to him with tombstone reading
"Charlotte J 1891-1974". Buried with them is Donald D born 1935 and
died 1937, probably a son?

Revised 31 August, 2003 as follows:

OH1331ba Wesishample U B in Christ Cemetery: Buried beside each other:
Walter Yoder 1863-1947 and Edna E 1870-1944

Schuylkill County Court House, Pottsville, Records of Death 1893-1905

by Donald C Reed, 76 Glen Moore Circle, Lancaster, Pa., 17601
email <>

OH1331925 "Baby Yoder recorded 18 Dec., 1902, female, died 4 days after birth in
Pitman, died 19 Aug, 1902 and buried in Union Cemetery on 21 Aug., 1902,
parents Felix and Rebecca Yoder"

OH133831 "Simon R Yoder, 48 years, painter, born in Barry Twp. died Hegins East
buried Lutheran and Reformed 22 Sept, 1897" Note- Cemetery would be
Friedens as it was the only L&R church in the Hegins Valley

OH1331bb? "Edna Yoder, born Lavelle, died of complications buried Barry Twp March
18,1897, age 5, dau. of Albert and Saloma Yoder." Note- no Edna is listed
in your document.

OH1331b1? "Violet Yoder, born Lavelle, died of complications buried Barry Twp.May
21, 1897, age 2, dau. of Andrew and Maria Yoder" Note- no Violet is listed
in your document.

OH13319 "Harris Yoder died at age 73 years 25 days single died in Elonc? Twp East,
buried Union Church 27 Nov., 1901" Note- date and place of burial checks,
age of 73 years 25 days is 5 days short of 1 year greater than dates listed? "
Single" status could be wife dying before him?

OH1331b "Reuben Yoder died at age 83, born Upper Mahantongo was farmer, son of
John and Sarah Yoder, died 22 Jan., 1900". Note father listed as John in
lieu of Andrew- could have been John Andrew? Would make birth year
1816 if not born in Jan.

Note: I have 8 other Yoder records of death in that same list, which I cannot tie to the descendants of Hans Yoder as follows, I have additional info if interested.

(1900 census data added data by YNL)

1. Frank A Yoder, son of Monroe and I Yoder
1900 Census
Monroe---Yoder---28---6-71---Schuylkill, Eldred Twp (s/oOH1338a)

2. Miss Clara Edith Yoder dau. of N D and Mrs N D Yoder
1900 Census
Nathan D---Yoder---58---9-41---Schuylkill, Hegins Twp

3. Susy Yoder infant dau. of Calvin and Ester Yoder
1900 census
Calvin---Yoder---23---3-77---Schuyl., Butler

4. George Yoder son of George E and Sarah Yoder
? OH132426- George Washington E Yoder (10/23/1849-3/22/1928)
m Sarah Wertzler (2/2/1850-2/3/1925)
(1880 Colebrooksdale Twp BP)
OH1324261 Mamie W. (b c1876)
(sic?b. 3/7/1895 m. Llewelyn Heller )
OH1324262- William W. ("Blackie") (2/25/1882-10/-/1962)
m. Jennie Stauffer

5. Mabel Yoder 6 months dau. of DD Yoder and Lavia?
1900 Census
Daniel D---Yoder---44---10-56---Schuyl., S. Haven Twp
+ 2 servants, 6 boarders

6. Andrew Yoder, miner buried 8 Dec., 1895 at age 40, no parents listed.
1880 Census
Yoder----Andrew----24----Sch----Pine G----Pa
----Wm A---- 1
1860 Census
AC3--- Andrew Abraham Yoder ( - ) m.
(Robert Reuben Yoder Collection)
1- William A. (11/17/1878-2/19/1953)
2- Robert A. (12/22/1883-7/11/1958 Long Beach, Ca)

7. Brigetta Yoder, widow age 77 died 10 April, 1900, born in Greenwich, Berks Co.
OH13281- William Yoder m.c1840 Briggietta DeLong (8/22/1822 Berks-

8. Margaret A Yoder died age 7 months, dau of Oliver and Lillie Yoder
OH1328111- Oliver H. Yoder (3/10/1865- ) m Lillie May Janis
(1/6/1867 Ashland, Pa-1919) (Richard H. Yoder Data)(1900-Sch. Co, Hegins)
OH13281112- Margaret A.S. (1/3/1899-8/7/1899)

9. "Charlotte J 1891-1974".

12. Leroy William Lehman b. Pine Grove Twp, son of William and Annie Yoder Lehamn, born 16 Jan. 1927, died at age 69 at Pine Grove on 4 Oct. 1996 (year not certain)

Yoder Marriage License Applications at Northumberland Co.Court House
by Donald C Reed, 76 Glen Moore Circle Lancaster, Pa., 17601
email <> Revised 31 August, 2003

OH1331ba Book 4 page 564 #2630.
Walter H Yoder, engineer, age 27, born Schuylkill Co., residing in Lavelle,
Schuylkill County son of Reuben and Sarah Yoder
Edna E Tressler, age 19, born Jackson Twp. resides in Jackson Twp, dau. of
Jacob B and Susan Tressler, father dead.
Married by Rev. H D Schultz, @Dornsife, Pa. on 29 May, 1890

OH1338151 (new listing) Book 6 pager 185 #5008
Wilson G Yoder, age 21, laborer, born Shamokin, Pa. residing at Coal Twp,
son of Edward and Clara Yoder
Ida S Mowry, age 17, occupation none, born Shamokin, resides Coal Twp,
dau. of Peter and Mary Mowry
Married by Rev. E W Fischer at Shamokin on 21 Dec., 1895

OH1338152 (new listing) Book 9 page 478 #9237
Irvin D Yoder, age 24, pumpman, born in and residing in Shamokin, son of
Edward and Clara Yoder
Annie J Boyd, age 24, clerk, born and residing in Shamokin, dau. of Robert
and Mary Boyd
Married by Rev Alexander C Killheffer at Shamokin on 22 Nov., 1899

OH133814? (new listing-from second wife) Book 13 page 447 #14027
Etta R Yoder, age 23, born in and residing in Shamokin, dau. of Jeremiah E
and Martha J Yoder
Peter Haggerty, age 21 born in England and residing in Shamokin, son of
Lawrence and Ellen Haggerty
Married by Rev. J J Koch at Shamokin on 23 August, 1895

OH1331831 (note- Webster must have married twice, this being first marriage) Book 14
page 526 #14852
Webster H Yoder, age 28, merchant, born in Schuylkill Co. and residing in
Mount Carmel, son of Lewis and Sarah Yoder
Isabella J Anderson, age 30 born in Tremont, Schuylkill Co and residing in
Mount Carmel, dau. of George and Alice Anderson
Married at Mount Carmel by Rev. S L Tomkinson on 6 Oct., 1906

OH1338153 (new listing) Book 15 page 168 #15869
Cora E Yoder, age 27, born in and living in Shamokin, the dau. of Edward
& Clara Yoder
John H Whennen, age 30, laborer, born in Shamokin and living in Sunbury,
son of John and Katie Whennen. John was previously married to Emma
R Hertzog on 26 Feb., 1898 and divorced on 23 May, 1905
Married at Sunbury by Walter Shipman on 6 Sept., 1907


OH133814? new listing from second wife Book 19 page 280 #20889
Ellen Yoder, age 19, domestic, born in and resides in Shamokin, dau. of
Jeremiah and Martha Yoder.
Harry Fry, age 26, laborer, born and resides in Shamokin, son of George and
Louisa Fry
Married by Rev W K Hauser, Selinsgrove 25 Feb., 1913

Other listings in Sunbury Court House that I have not detailed, will detail on next visit- you have some marriage dates from this list already.:

OH1331b723 Elmer Yoder and Hazel Helt Book 49-45 (1935)

OH1331923 Harry M Yoder and Carrie Wetzel Book 32-363 (1922)

OH1331b72 Harry W Yoder and Minnie E Yoder? (Moser) Book 35-551 (1924)

OH1331b724 Joel C Yoder Jr. and Grace Hemp Book 53-478 (1938) same year as

OH13319243 Elva R Yoder and Edwin E Hoch Book 63-5 (1945)

OH13319245 Luella EYoder and Robert E Conrad Jr. Book 70-341 (1949)

OH13319244 Thelma Mae Yoder and Edward Charles Fisher DB307-276 (1945)

Added 31 August:

OH1331ba1 Letha Yoder and David A Dechant DB35-324 (1924)

OH1331b72 Minnie Elverta Yoder and Harry W Yoder DB 35-551 (1924)

OH1331bb24 Check Ralph P Yoder and Arlene M Farnsworth DB 64-216 (1946)
and also Ralph Phillip Yoder and Barbaraa Ann Maus DB 72-505 (1951)

OH1331bb211 Check Richard A Yoder abd Elizabeth F Horne DB80-620 (1951) and
also Richard M Yoder and Donna L Fegels DB82-12 (1958)

OH1331bb212 Check Ronald F Yoder and Mary Verna DeWalt DB 87-540 (1964)

OH1338144 Book 12 page 75 #12078
Priscilla A Yoder, age 24, born and residing in Shamokin, daughter of
Jerrry and Martha Yoder
Charles J Zerby, age 26, occupation miner, born in Schuylkill County
and residing in Mount Carmel, son of Joseph and Mary Zerby
Married by Rev Wilson Bentley at Shamokin on 10 June, 1903

Saturday, Juenne 13 from Buffington Funeral Home, Valley View. The Rev Edward Eifert, Pottsville

Yoder Baptisms
by Donald C Reed, 76 Glen Moore Circle, Lancaster, Pa., 17601
email <> Revised 31 Aug., 2003


Howerter's Lutheran

OH133811 Henrietta Jotter, born 3 Aug., 1841 and baptized 5 Sept, 1841, dau. of Issac

Jotter and wife CFatarine, sponsors John Beisel and wife Maria


OH13334 Elias Yoder, born 13 Oct., 1826 , baptized 19 Nov., 1826, son of David Yoder

and wife Maria, sponsors Daniel Herb and wife Sophia.


OH133182 Sarah Jotter bornm 11 April, 1854, baptized 2 July, 1854, dau. of Peter Jotter

and wife Harrietta, sponsors the parents.


OH133193? Amelia Jotter, born 7 Jan., 1854, baptized 2 July, 1854, dau. of Harrison

Jotter and wife Hannah, sponsors Joseph Wagner and wife Sarah

You only list 2 children for Harrison and Hannah Wagner Yoder.


Howerters Reformed records

OH133183 Lewis Adam Yoder, born 28 Feb., 1856, baptized 5 Sept., 1841, parents Peter
Yoder and wife Harriet, sponsors the parents

OH13331 Jacob Jorder born 27 Aug., 1823, baptized 28 Sept., 1823, parents David
Jorder and wife Maria, sponsors Jacob Henninger and wife Kathraine

Added 31 Aug.

OH133181 Maria Elizabeth Yoder born 12 May, 1852, baptized at Howerters 18 July,
1852, the dau. of Peter Yotter and wife Harriet, sponsors the parents.

OH13383 Benjamin Jotter born 25 April, 1823 baptized 17 August, 1823 at Howerters
Church, the son of Salomon Jotter and wife Elizabeth, sponsors Johann
Wolfgang and wife Elizabeth..


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