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General Courthouse and Area Records

UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE Records- copied by Richard H Yoder,
Bechtelsville, PA - Feb 9, 1993

published by the Yoder Family Newsletter, Goshen, Indiana
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UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE Records- copied by Richard H Yoder,
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Register of Wills

Will Book A (1813-1838)

Jacob Yoder- will- page 63 (brother pf Melchior-"H")
Jacob Yoder-last will & test.- Centre Twp of Union Cp., a batchelor- give &
bequeath to my nephew Peter Yoder; to my nephew Jacob Yoder; to my nephew
Melchior Yoder Jr; the residue & remainder to my dearly beloved nephew John
Yoder. I nominate said nephew John Yoder of Centre Twp, Union Co to be Exec.
5 Aug 1816

Melchior Yoder-letter of Admin- 22 Dec 1820- granted to peter Yoder of harley

Will Book B (1838-1861)

p 571- letter/Adm.- Lucy Ann Yoder, late of White Deer Twp, deceased. 22 Nov
1856- granted to Samuel Yoder Jr. Admin.

Will Book C (1861-1876)

p 75 Jacob Yoder ("AS") late of Lewisburg of Union Co., letter/Adm. 19 Apr
1864 to John S Yoder

p267- Samuel Yoder- Will- I Samuel Yoder, farmer of White Deer twp, Union
Co, direct my body be onterred in the burying ground of White Deer Twp.
mention wife Hester. sons: Samuel, John, Daniel, Bennewhale (sic- Benneville?) ;
dau: Amelia, Hannah, Matilda. Grandson: Samuel, son of John. Grandson Henry,
son of John, named executor. Granddaughter: Susannah- daughter of Rachel
(deceased). Should Samuel's wife Eliza survive him (codicil dated 4 ___, 1867 on
next page:
I, Samuel Yoder desire to have the old homestead farm and wood lot be sold by
my executor and the proceeds to be divided equally among the following heirs to
wit: Bennewhale; Daniel; Samuel; Esther; Hannah; Matilada; and Amelia.

p 336 (OH1341)- Joshua Yoder late of Gregg Twp, Union Co. Letter/Adm 27 Jun
1871 to William B Yoder

Will Book D (1876-1886)

p 195- David Yoder, late of West Buffalo twp. -David died 26 Dec 1879 1am.
Letter/Adm 13 Jan 1880 to Thomas P Wagner.

p 424- Elizabeth Yoder, late of Gregg Twp, Elizabeth died 22 Nov 1884 7am.
Letter/Adm 2 Mar 1885 to Cyrus McCormmich.

Will Book E (1886-1892)

p93- Moses Yoder died 21 Apr 1888 8pm- Letter/Adm 1 May 1888 to Cyrus

p129- John S Yoder, late of Lewisburg, Union Co- John died 19 Oct 1888 2:30
pm. Letter/Adm 26 Oct 1888 to William E Yoder (AS)

p176- Benneville K Yoder-will-White Deer Twp, Union Co- I direct I be interred
in the old burying ground of the old Lutheran and German Reformed yard in
Kelly Twp. I direct my exec. get one tombstone for my grave and one for my first
wife's grave. I give to my dau. Catherine; also dau. Margaret Jane; also dau Annie
Alverta. I hereby appt. Wm Spotts exec.

Will Book F (1892-1900)

p216- Rebecca Yoder of West Buffalo Twp, Union Co. I bequeath to my son
Lazarus my home. Appt son Lazarus exec. Rebecca died Sat 24 Nov 1894 2:30

Will Book G (1900-1910)

p36- Samuel Yoder- late of White Deer Twp. Letter/Adm 7 Jan 1901 to John
Leiser. Samuel died 20 Dec 1900 10 am.

p 238- William E Yoder- late of Lewisburg, Union Co. died Thurs. 6 Oct 1904
3:50pm. letter/Adm 27 Dec 1904 to Guy H Yoder

p 337- Emanuel Yoder- will- borough of New Berlin, Union Co. give and
Bequeath to Mrs. Sarah Ellen Moyer my neice; A A Yoder MD, my nephew;
Daniel Norton Yoder my nephew; Samuel L Yoder, my nephew (children of

Will Book H (1910-1920)

p 308 Norton Daniel Yoder- died 10 Jun 1916 5:30 am -Letter/Adm 23 Jun 1916
to Mrs. Mary W Yoder.

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