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Found this in the card file of the Mennonite library in Lancaster, PA while researching KLING. John Kling b 1July1816, d 25Oct1884, died at brother-in-law's home, Jacob Yoder, Harrison twp, Elkhart, IN. Does anyone have information on this Jacob Yoder and how he might be a brother-in-law to John Kling?
Estella Kling Johnson <>
USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 09:25:54 (PST)

G. Gordon Yoder from Dallas, Texas - please e-mail me. We need to correspond about Johnathan and Mary Alice Yoder.
Tia Marie Murphy <>
Somerset, KY USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 09:51:11 (PST)
I am researching Jacob Yoder that married Eva Landis. in your spousal index there is Landis, Eva----YB12 also researching John Funk that was married to Catherine Landis. All are menonite's I believe
Sandy Funk Smith <>
Santa Barbara, Ca USA - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 07:53:00 (PST)
I am related to Andrew Jackson Sanders who m. Mary Clendaniel Yoders. I just discovered your website today. Thanks to all who put this together.
James L. Fisher <>
Banning, CA USA - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 20:41:15 (PST)
I am searching my Grandfather James Marion Yoder b. Chickasha, Ok. His father John Yoder b.? They were born when Chickasha was Indian territory Anyone searchin surname Yoder Oklahoma Please contact me Best Regards Jo Ann Hobbs
Jo Ann Hobbs <>
Shawnee, Ok USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 10:41:02 (PST)
I have Billy Yoder, Danny Yoder, Denise Yoder, Helen Marie Yoder, Jackie Lee Yoder, Leroy Yoder, Richard Yoder and Ronnie Yoder in my direct familt line on my mothers side some where in the omish community some not. My great great grandfather was an omish minister I was told in the indian territory before it became Oaklahoma. Any info anybody might share would be appreciated.
Clint Phillips <>
Millstadt, Il USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 05:39:44 (PST)
This site is great.
Mark Smith <>
North Newton, KS USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 16:34:09 (PST)
Living in Indy
Marc Yoder <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 07:33:36 (PST)
Enjoy you web page. Although YODER is not my direct line. I find it very often in my research connected with my Pennsylvania ancestors in Lancaster Co. I am a descendant of both Emmanuel and Gabriel ZIMMERMAN/CARPENTER, sons of Heinrich ZIMMERMAN that came from Wattenwil,Bern,Switzerland to America in 1702. Other families connected with this that I am researching are: RUFENER MOGERT/MERGERT LINE FERREE KNODE JOHNSTON HERMANN----later into Ohio and IA/KS, the names that enter the family are : GASKILL GRIFFEE HANAWALT ELEY ALLEN BURTON TAYLOR DAWSON CADWALLADER . I would like to make contact with people researching same. I do have info to share. My main roadblock with the early ZIMMERMAN family is finding more info on the lines of the females. Thankyou Kathy
Kathleen Diaz <>
Torrance, CA USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 10:32:46 (PDT)
Love the site! I found my relatives all the way back to Barbara (mother of "strong" Jacob) While you don't list a first name for him, I was always led to believe that Jacob Yoder died at sea enroute from Switzerland to PA in 1742 leaving wife Barbara nine children. . . Confirmation of this would be great. I'd love to recommend several books to you all, they're available from Faith Life Press and written by my Uncle James D. Yoder. Titles are: "The Yoder Outsiders", "Sarah of the Border Wars" "Barbara: Sarah's Legacy". I'm curious as to how we can add to your information? Please reply.
Melody Yoder Meyer <>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 17:23:57 (PDT)
In July of 1996 I attended the Yoder reunion in Reading, PA. along with my husband Rod, also my brothers David B. Charles C. Yoder and sisters Edith Yoder Godfrey, Evelyn Yoder Buchholz. What a wonderful time we had meeting so many wonderful relatives. Victor James Yoder was our father, he passed away April 19, 1996, son of Isaac C. Yoder (died 1955). Would like to hear from anyone that has done work on this line of the Oley Yoder family.
Carole Yoder Gabel <>
Independence, or USA - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 20:40:33 (PDT)
Grandson of Sam and Elizabeth of Meyersdale, PA. Son of Mayard E. Yoder
Jerry and Ava Yoder <>
Manassas, VA USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 14:44:33 (PDT)
Grandson of Sam and Elizabeth of Somerset PA. Son of Mayard E. Yoder
Jerry and Ava Yoder <>
Manassas, VA USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 14:43:03 (PDT)
Any relatives out there?? Eric Yoder 1554 39th St. Columbus GA 31904
Eric <>
Columbus, GA USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 12:04:02 (PDT)
Looking forward to seeing what information there is on the N.C. Yoder family. My husband's line - Sarah Ann Yoder, dau of Jacob Yoder, married John Jackson in Monroe Co. IN in 1836.
Carolyn G. Smith <>
Overland Park, KS USA - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 17:49:29 (PDT)
Interesting subject for a web page. B-) Come see mine at
Gil Yoder <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 13:41:46 (PDT)
I was very impressed with this web site. I have been searching very hard to find my ancestors on the internet. Abraham S. Yoder was my gr-grandfather. Now I have a more detailed outlook on who my ancestors were.
Aaron Yoder <>
Eureka, IL USA - Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 18:02:02 (PDT)
I was very impressed with this web site. I have been searching very hard to find my ancestors on the internet. Now I have a more detailed outlook on who my ancestors were.
Aaron Yoder <>
Eureka, IL USA - Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 17:59:37 (PDT)
This is a great site. Most of my Yoder relatives are in Ca. that I know of. My fathers family is from Aberdine Washington. If anyone knows of the Yoders from washington state I would like to hear from you. Thanks
Stephanie I yoder <>
San Bernardino, Ca USA - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 20:31:59 (PDT)
I am new to the Yoder website and looking for more genealogy on William Jacob Yoder, my Great Grandfather and my Grandfather Edward Evertt Yoder. He had two brothers, John Max and Pert, only information I have right now. My father is Elden Woodrow Yoder. I am very interested in any information.
Daniel Lee Yoder <>
Cottonwood, CA USA - Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 15:21:31 (PDT)
Was very impressed by what all I found on the Yoder website. Am a relatively newcomer to the world of PC's and am having a ball. Is there any other Floyd Yoder's out there that would correspond with me? Look forward to this.
Floyd Lewis Yoder,Sr. <>
Hickory, nc USA - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 20:01:35 (PDT)
I've just started researching my family and have very little information. My father was Lewis Ernest (nee Ernestus) Yoder, born in 1915. He had a brother Harry Leroy Yoder. His father was Robert Kinderdine Yoder and his mother was Gertrude Hoffman. His grandfather was Lewis M. Yoder and came from Germany. That is all I have. Can anyone help me?
Jerrie Yoder Stover <>
Middletown, OH USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 21:11:38 (PDT)
I am searching for information on my gr-grandparents, Anne Yoder who married Jesse Lee Morgan I believe in Somerset Co. PA. They had several children I think eleven to thirteen. My grandmothers name is Marian Ruth Morgan b. 2/12/1917, married Stanley Joseph Janeczek b. 2/10/1912 from Boswell, PA. they had two children, my father Eugene F. Janecaek of Boswell and Mary Ann Janeczek. Stanley, Marian, and children all moved to Baltimore, MD in 1953. If you have any information on the Yoder, Morgan union please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help. Jean
BALTIMORE, MD USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 21:51:36 (PDT)
I am searching for information on my gr-grandparents, Anne Yoder who married Jesse Lee Morgan I believe in Somerset Co. PA. They had several children I think eleven to thirteen. My grandmothers name is Marian Ruth Morgan b. 2/12/1912, married Stanley Joseph Janeczek b. 2/10/1917 from Boswell, PA. they had two children, my father Eugene F. Janecaek of Boswell and Mary Ann Janeczek. Stanley, Marian, and children all moved to Baltimore, MD in 1953. If you have any information on the Yoder, Morgan union please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help. Jean
BALTIMORE, MD USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 21:49:45 (PDT)
Very interesting. My children (adults now) are Yoder Decendants. They have a book 'Descendants of Levi M. Yoder and Caroline(yutzy) Yoder'printed in 1976. It got them started tracing ancesters. Then they found this on the website.Very pleased at finding it
Roberta Beiler <>
Decatur, Il USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 21:48:22 (PDT)
Karla Jean Ioder from central Illinois married George Robert Hulse whose ancestors are also from Illinois. Ioder is probably a variation on Yoder.
Karla Jean Ioder Hulse <>
Cookeville, TN USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 14:15:39 (PDT)
Nice Site! I'm looking for any information about David Yoder born in Miami Co., OH, Sept. 19, 1845. He died March 12, 1908. His wife was Caroline Dickey Yoder, born Darke Co., OH, May 29, 1852, Died March 20, 1909. Their son David Benson (Benjamin) Yoder born Oct. 10, 1887, Darke Co. OH, died Aug 15, 1971. Any help in further family history would be greatly appreciated. Also would love to hear from cousins. Chris, I just found your site think it great! Thanks! Would like to know who David Yoder's dad was his brothers sisters. AV2 - David B. c1846 OH m Caroline Dickey Yoder. Two infants buried Oakland Cem. (1900 Miami Co, OH) I think was my grandfather grandmother. I'm the son of David Benson (Benjamin) Yoder. Ron Yoder (typed by my daughter Sandra Yoder Maxwell) Thank you for all your help!
Ron Yoder <>
Brighton, MO USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 18:57:57 (PDT)
Enjoyed browsing, You have my father in two places one is M256821 and in unlinked MUBP1 He married Jo Ann Rapagna birth 9/20/40 They had me Robin Lee Yoders 6/29/60 my sister Dawn Leslie Yoders 7/25/61 and my brother Dale Leland Yoders 6/4/64 I have one child Michael John Moran 5/12/86 and my sister has one child Melanie Masino 9/24/96 I hope the information helps Robin
Robin Lee Yoders-Moran <>
Oakley, CA USA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 14:39:31 (PDT)
Great site. Looking for connection for my Fidelia Yoder m. Michael Mosteller. Goes back from her to Calvin (m.Sarah Reinhardt), to Eli (m.Sarah Elizabeth Detter), to David (m.Elizabeth Reep), to Conrad (m.Christina Cline/Klien). That's as far as I've gotten back . thus far. Still looking filling in information. Anyone want to share ? Thanks, Connie
Connie Mosteller <>
Sod, WV USA - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 09:06:04 (PDT)
It was so great to find this site. I am 8 generations away from Mary Yoder b. 1771 daughter of Yost YRB5 m. Jacob Plank b. 1767 and have quite a bit of information from them to me.(not complete by any means and would like to share.
Joyce Cupp Harrell <>
Poulsbo, Wa USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 19:25:35 (PDT)
YODER, Fidelia from Lincoln/Catawba Co., NC. Have info on her descendants and some of her ancestors. Willing to share mine to find more on her ancestors. Thanks, Connie
Mosteller <>
Sod, WV USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 07:15:30 (PDT)
This sight is outasight. Just wonderful. Maybe someone can help me. My Uncle Elmer (YR23b4543)and his wife, Ressie, are still listed in the white pages (here on the net), but he seems to be gone. Would someone in the area check this out for me. Born in 1904, he may have died. Who paid his last phone bill? for instance. I've also lost track of his daughters, Mary Frances Yoder McElroy and Carolyn Marie Yoder Shomaker. (Last known address also Winona.)
Jim Yoder <>
Redwood City, CA USA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 14:25:44 (PDT)
Pages get more impressive each time I visit. Now with an upgrade and better browser will be a regular visitor. Thanks again for adding my YETTER data to your files. People like you make research so much easier. Any YETTER researchers plaese feel frre to contact me.
Bruce Starner Yetter <>
Hackettstown, NJ USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 10:46:09 (PDT)
Several Yoders in Berks County, PA, were/are my distant cousins. Many direct ancestors with German surnames there: Shoemaker, Kepner, Kershner, Rieser, Beck, Dietrich, Kepner. And thousands of descendants of these folks. I'd be delighted to swap infomation.
Robert Hubbard <>
USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 01:28:01 (PDT)
Great site!!! My wife and I are both descendants of Barbara Hochstedler Christian Stutzman. I found a copy of the "desendants of Barbara Hochstedler Christian Stutzman" at an auction in Kalona Ia. It has been real helpful in searching family linage. My Grandparents on my fathers side are Samuel D. Yoder,b. Mar. 20 1864 at Becks Mills, Ohio and Nancy AnnStutzman,b.Nov. 17,1866 at Benton Ohio. I hear that there is to be a Yoder Stutzman reunion in Ohio in 1999, Don"t have the exact dates and location but will keep you posted. I was wondering if there are any other desendants of Jacob C. Stutzman Anna Bontrager of Holmes Co. Ohio in the Springfield Mo. area.
Stanley Doyle Yoder Sr. <>
Ozark , MO USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 14:57:15 (PDT)
This site is wonderful, Thank-you for providing this imfo. I'd like to get in touch with people who have any imfo on the ZIMMERMAN,HERSHBERGER,SCHROCK,MOSER,MULLET,HOOLEY-HOLLY,YUTZI, RUPP and DETWEILER lines,Past & present.I think I found out all I need to know on my Hochstetler,Yoder and Troyer lines, online. Elaine
Elaine Conover <>
Goose Creek, SC USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 12:42:40 (PDT)
This is nice to be able to see that there are this many Yoder:s.My father is Raymond A. Yoder.HE now lives in New I beria, Louisiana.He was born in Kingfisher Oklahoma.Does any one know of these Yoders.This is great!!!
Thomas Yoder <>
Hartselle, al USA - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 07:30:11 (PDT)
Very interesting history of the family, Will need more time to study it further. Keep up the good work.
Sally Anne( Yoder) Allison <>
Clarksville, MI. USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 19:56:27 (PDT)
Just browsing, will come back when I have more time. My line goes to Barbara Yoder marrying Stephen Kauffman. Barbara's parents were Christian (b 1699) and Barbara ?Yoder. Any relatives?
Bonnie Klockner <>
Mundelein, IL USA - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 19:29:53 (PDT)
I can't wait to tell our Yoder researchers about this site! Great job!
Pam Shenk, Archives Director, Tri-County Heritage Society <>
Elverson/Morgantown, PA USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 23:23:42 (PDT)
Chris has really helped me find my "family for several years but this is the first time I,ve been in the homepage!! Wonderful! Would love hearing from Yotters.... Mine come from Melchoir Yotter (Yoder) - grandmother born in Claypool, Indiana ... they moved to Montana in late 1800s to mine. Thought I was a aloner too. Helen Caraveo
Helen Caraveo <>
La Verkin, UT USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 19:11:24 (PDT)
Hi! I love this site. I received a copy of the YFN three years ago. I love it that y'all went on-line. My father is Larry Carl Yoder, living in Kansas City, KS. My sister is Erica Anne Yoder. She is an actress. Look for her on an up-coming Ed Zwick movie (Hey, "Yoder" is a great name so who needs a stage name right?). My grandparents are Carl and Julia Yoder from Gettysburg. Is there ever HUGE Yoder reunion??
Marcus Lawson Yoder <>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 20:35:08 (PDT)
Error in last E-Mail Address
Marci KIng Kuan <>
Corpu Christi, TX USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 05:22:15 (PDT)
Hi I'm Yoder connected from both sides of my family! I got interested in searching for roots last summer when I was on bed rest with the pregnancy of my son Alex. A great way to fill all those empty hours. I now finally have a few spare minutes to continue to fill in the pieces and last week found the connection between my parents families. My father, Willman King 1919, son of Emery King 1898, son of Menno S. King 1865, son of John C. King 1829, son of Jacob King 1787 who married Mary Yoder 1794, son of Christian King abt 1761, son of Samuel Koenig, immigrant who married Anna Yoder 1728. And on my mothers side Mary Stutzman, daughter of Daniel Stutzman 1888, son of Duzilla Stutzman 1858,daughter of Abraham Stutzman 1826, son of Jacob Stutzman 1796, son of Jacob Stutzman 1760 and Anna Yoder 1761, daughter of Christian Yoder 1722. Anna and Christian were the children of widow Barbara Yoder. Any help in further family history would be greatly appreciated. Also would love to hear from cousins. Chris I just found your site and think it's great. Just what I need trying to research family history of People who lived in Pennsylvania and Ohio while living in south Texas. Thanks
Marci King Kuan <>
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 03:39:58 (PDT)
My research began with Jacob M. Troyer (1853-1930) as the family had put a book together. Many of the family includes Yoders to this day, plus the OMII Genealogy Project allowed me to work back to the Yoder immigrants. The Yoders are important in the history of the evolution of the U.S. and your page certainly makes this clear. So many of the names mentioned are related to my patrilineal line because the Amish-Mennonite community was so close-knit. As German was still being spoken by my grandparents, there was a strong ethnic influence, esp. in the colonizing of the Midwest. As I'm doing my research from Australia where my husband comes from, sites like this are invaluable to make connections. I can be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 16, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia 3067 or e-mail Thank you for providing a valuable service.
Linda Sue O"Connor <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Monday, July 27, 1998 at 19:43:37 (PDT)
I'm looking for any information about Orie Gordan Yeater, Salem,West Virginia. Born 1890.
Melinda Harris <>
odessa , tx USA - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 14:30:46 (PDT)
My Great Grandmother was Hannah Yoder, born June 16, 1841 and died December 9th, 1901. They had three children, Amdrew Elmer, Calvin Franklin (my grandfather) and Margaret. What can you tell me about Hannah's family ? Thanks Bill zeller
William Zeller <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, June 29, 1998 at 10:33:14 (PDT)
Nice site! I just started brouseing around and found it, also was able to go back two more enerations on my tree I am a decendent ofChristian Yoder YR2, Yost Yoder, Henry Yoder,Yost Yoder,Moses Yoder,Levi M Yoder, his son Elmer L is my grandfather. Many thanks on the info
Joyce Martin <>
Constantine, MI USA - Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 22:51:37 (PDT)
I just came across this site the other day and I think it's fantastic! I am trying to trace as many of my family lines as I can and this site has helped tremendously. I am descended from Yost Yoder (YRB) on my mother's side and from "Schweitzer" Christian Yoder (YR23) on my father's side. I am originally from Kalona, Iowa. I can only hope my research into my other family names (Beckler,Hershberger, Roth,Troyer to name a few) goes as well as my Yoder search did. Thanks for this great site. Keep up the good work!
Christopher R. Yoder <>
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 08:12:24 (PDT)
I am a descendent of Jonathan A. Yoder. He married Katherine Baughman Yoder and had a daughter by the name of Mary Alice Yoder. Mary Alice Yoder married Joseph Frederick Spencer. They had a daughter and two sons. Their daughter, Etta Marie Spencer (married to Alfurd Williams) is my grandmother. I would love to find any information about this line of my family tree. Thanks for the wonderful website!!!
Tia Marie Murphy <>
Somerset, KY USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 10:23:29 (PDT)
Bonjour, Recherche de l'aide.(Help me) STAUFFER Vincenz 1661 Steffisbourg ? WILLY Barbi 1662 Steffisbourg ? (Thank you).
dominique SAUQUET <>
Bischheim, 67 FRANCE - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 14:33:55 (PDT)
Trying to locate information on my grandparets. Martin Yetter of Ill. and Nellie Huddelson of Pa. Only information that I have at this time.
Donna R. Chaikin <>
Austin, tx USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 10:03:33 (PDT)
I have just recently started doing genealogy and discovered that I am a Yoder descendant, through two of Widow Barbara's daughters, Anna and Veronica. I've discovered an amazing number of cousins here today and hope to get to know many of you. By the way, does anyone know why there is a discrepancy between the information here, that ______ Yoder was lost at sea in 1742, and the information on the site, based on Gingerich-Kreider, that he died in 1775 in Berks Co.? Just wondering. Thanks for any info.
Carrie Bell <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 12:10:37 (PDT)
What a wonderful site you have here. I am related to Yoders through Thompsons and Artmans of Berks and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania, that found their way to Nebraska. Keep up the great work!
David Peterson <>
Omaha, NE USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 13:04:10 (PDT)
Originally from Newell, South Dakota, have lived in Fairbanks, since 1953. General Agent for Transamerica Life Companies -- life insurance -- for last 35 years.
Dale E. Yoder <>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 00:15:46 (PDT)
Thank you for all the time that is put into this page. I have my located my family back to Christain Joder ( Yoder ) who came to American in 1742. My family settled in Stonychreek Township, Somerset Co. PA. in 1776. I injoy researching my past, thanks for helping. Best Regards, William Yoder
William L. Yoder <>
Waynesboro, PA USA - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 20:07:08 (PDT)
Lots of fun, I just got interested in my family tree after surfing thru your site. My father is Glen R Yotter born West Liberty Iowa, randfather is Glen Yotter from S Dakota, a skimpy start but at least it's a beginning.
Glen E Yotter <>
San Antonio , Tx USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 08:33:38 (PDT)
My grandfather was Dr. Ralph E. Yoder of Brooklyn,NY who died in 1952. My grandmother was Dr. Eleanor Yoder who died in l962. My father, Ralph E Yoder is still alive at age 85 in Portsmouth, VA. My daughter, Pamela lives in New York City and has two sons, Maxwell and Murray, and my son, Roger, lives in Honolulu and has two sons , Erik and Cody and a daughter Rebecca. I currrently am the Public Affairs / Protocol Officer for the Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas.
Ralph Ernest Yoder III <>
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 16:26:39 (PDT)
Hi everyone, Here's some things that might be of interest. My father name is Robert Harold Yoter Sr, his father was Nolan Parker Yoter from Oatsville, PA, his father is John D Yoter and John is the son of David W yoter
Bonita YoterReifsnyder <>
Hershey, PA USA - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 03:49:16 (PDT)
I've really enjoyed this website. My father, Andrew A Yoder, was raised Amish among the Yoders of Ethridge, TN. My mother, Sarah (Schrock) Yoder was raised Mennonite in Aberdeen, MS. I recently came across a book titled "The Noah T. Schrock Family; 1853-1996". Noah T. was the child of Tobias Schrock and Pauline Schwartzentruber. He's my Great-Great Grandfather. Those interested in the book can E-mail me for the info.
Stephen Yoder <>
Memphis, TN USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 16:11:57 (PDT)
I am looking for living "Yoder" relatives. I grew up thinking I was the only Yoder!!!! Boy was I wrong. My father was Edward I. Yoder, His parents were John W. Yoder - Leah Zook. 2ndggparents were Christian Yoder - Mary Summers. 3rd ggparents Christian "Dick"- Magdalena Hooley. I have Hertzler, Zook, Miller, Kauffman & Harshberger lines too. Would very much like to meet some cousins. This is a fantastic websit, thanks for your hard work. I found quite a bit info.
Barbara Yoder Fink <>
Green Cove Spgs , Fl USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 21:53:05 (PDT)
Have been searching my family,5th grandfather Christian Yoder Imigrant, Wife Barbara, 4th Grandfather Yost b: 1734, wife Holly, 3rd Grandfather Henry b:3/23/1756, wife Catherine Detweiler. My father was Amish til his 16th birthday in Lancaster county, Pa.
David Michael Yoder, Jr. <>
Abbeville, SC USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 17:50:06 (PDT)
I'd be curious to hear all the nicknames people have called you. Yoda is the big one. I've also gotten Yogurt, Yodel, Yo Dare. Most of my friends actually call me Yoder instead of Andrew because they like it better. HOO WAH!! Brothers from another planet and here once again automatic .. automatic .. quantum saints of the universe in a holographic cosmic remix .. cosmic remix .. from the mysterious blue planet we can breath anywhere underwater, out in space, and in LA the polluted air's no problem for these homey's.
Andrew Yoder <>
Troy, NY USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 08:04:33 (PDT)
Nice!! Didn't know I had so much family. :)
Andrew Yoder <>
Troy, NY USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 07:55:34 (PDT)
This is a great site and I have enjoyed it very much. Would love to hear from any one related to the Conrad Yoder side. I am related to Eli Yoder who was the son of David who was the son of Conrad and Christina Cline Yoder.
Rebecca S. Perkins <YGRY03B@PRODIGY.COM>
Flint, MI USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 11:06:17 (PDT)
Would anyone have any information on Sarah Frane (Frame) who married Washsington Hauffman in Somerset Co., Pa. We have found very little information pertaining to them. abc
A. B. Craig < >
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 10:49:38 (PDT)
One of my distant cousins descends from Ester Yoder who married Peter Bomgardner (Baumgardner) through their daughter Lydia who married Jesse Frame. Anther distant cousin on another side of the family descends down from John Bomgardner son of Peter. Would any one out there happen to have more information on the Frame family line. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated. I will share what data that I do have. abc
A. B. Craig a < >
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 10:26:56 (PDT)
Looking for Mifs Maria yutter, born 1-19-1827; Wayne county, Ohio married to Christian Clay. We have other info. we do not know parents etc.
Larry Bentley <>
Lindon, UT USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 16:33:12 (PDT)
Hello again; my original message didn't go through complete. How many of you have your descent, unbroken, from the original 1260 Peter Yoder? I have 1 or 2 missing generations yet. Do any of your know anything about the TRACHSEL family? I need info on the 2 cousins, both named Anna Trachsel, that were married to Yoder brothers, Nicholas and Yost. "HAVE ROOTS, WILL DIG". Dennis Buerge
Dennis Buerge <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 06:36:04 (PDT)
Greetings to all you Yoder cousins, from Indianapolis; one mile from me to the 500 track. How many of you have your descent, unbroken, from the original 1260 Peter Yoder? I have one or 2 generations to fill in yet. I am looking for info on the two cousins, both named Anna Trachsel, that married to Yoder brothers on 10/14/1642, Yost and Nicholas; does anyone know anything about the Trachsel families? "HAVE ROOTS, WILL DIG"----Dennis Buerge
Dennis Buerge <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 06:29:23 (PDT)
My father is from the Silver Lake, Indiana.
Damien YOder <>
Vincennes, IN USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 16:45:26 (PDT)
thank you for your wonderful page! i am forever searching for info on my father's lineage - it all seems like such a *mystery* at times. 8) -l
leslie yetter <>
los angeles, ca USA - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 18:20:58 (PST)
Just wanted to let the Yoder families know about a book recently published Masthof Press; RR 1 Box 20; Morgantown, PA 19543. Title: "Where's Momma?, The Story of Mabel (Smucker) Yoder. Written by her daughter Marion Delgrange of VA. This is a wonderful book, I received a copy as a gift from one of Mabel's granddaughters. It speaks well of the love and caring that is present in the Yoder families. This is not an advertisement for the book, I have no connections to Mastof publishing, nor the Yoder family. I simply enjoyed the book and thought Yoder families might also enjoy it. Thank you. Betty Burdan
Betty Burdan <>
Boyertown, PA USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 20:47:58 (PST)
Looking for information on Barbara Yoder, b. 1787 on Somerset Co. , PA. Her mother is Barbara Livengood. Any info appreciated. Thanks! Cyndy Tabor
Cyndy Tabor <>
USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 12:55:30 (PST)
BREMERTON, WA USA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 12:44:26 (PST)
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 Margaret Etta Doran in Shell City in Aug 1882. The Yoders then moved to Menahga, then to Fargo, North Dakota in 1886. We never knew where our great-grandparents came from (after Iowa), until a few years ago when our father, Donald Yoderwas 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
Patricia (Yoder) Cheney <>
Bulverde, TX USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 18:50:36 (PST)
Great work and a great web sight. Just returned from my Dad's 91st Birthday party. He was the son of Alfred-son of Daniel-son of John -son of John- son of Conrad Yoder. My father is Daniel Noah Yoder of Newton, NC
Phillip Daniel Yoder <>
Newton, NC USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 20:45:24 (PST)
I have a relative, Abraham Ritter (1780-1841), who married a Maria Yoder (1770 ?-1857). I'm looking for further info on her. Abraham was born in the Oley, PA area. I assume Maria was, too. Any further info would be appreciated.
Glenn G Ritter <>
St College, PA USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 05:06:11 (PST)
Hi Chris, My grandmother's maiden name was Bessie Plank. Her father was M.S. Plank. He is a decendent of Christian Plank and Barbara Yoder.
Pat Barsalou <>
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 09:32:09 (PST)
my dad is Philip j. yoder 1202park ave. Tavares, Fla 32778
john m. yoder <>
lawrenceville, ga USA - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 12:27:09 (PST)
FOR DENISE (YODER) SKEWES: On your query (without return address)I've checked our alsatian files to no positive result--Suggest you copy off "France.doc" and "alsace.doc" and watch for connections there. Your link should definitely be found among these folk.-Good Luck!
chris yoder <cyoder@mail,>
Battle Creek, MI USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 11:05:25 (PST)
FOR DENISE (YODER) SKEWES: On your query (without return address)I've checked our alsatian files to no positive result--Suggest you copy off "France.doc" and "alsace.doc" and watch for connections there. Your link should definitely be found among these folk.-Good Luck!
chris yoder <cyoder@mail,>
Battle Creek, MI USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 11:04:51 (PST)
Barbara YODER and Francis Latshaw SHELLY (b. 1766) are my 4th great-grandparents m. ca. 1788. They lived in Bucks Co., PA. The SHELLYs and later generations of this couple were Mennonite. But, I don't see this Barbara identified in the YODER notes. Does anyone know where this Barbara fits into the various lines? TIA
Karon Bosze <>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 13:28:30 (PST)
Having just started looking for my roots, I was amazed when I came acroos your website. Growing up on Long Island, The only Yoders were my direct family. The only information I have so far is: Peter Yoder b.1858 in France married Margurite Grabeau or Trabeau b.1860 in Balfort France, they were married in 1881. They had 2 sons, Peter August and Joseph. Peter is my Grandfather. He married a Josephine ?/unk date/ They had 2 children. Margurite b.2/23/1910 and Peter b. 9/9/11. Josephine does not appear on the 1920 census. I'm awaiting birth certificates of my father and aunt, hoping that I will find her. Peter , who is my father, married Marie Rose Alber on 1/12/36. Mom and Dad being very prolific, had 7 children. Jeannette, Peter, Joseph, Edwin, Karen, Denise and Melody. And so here I am on your website. Are we related to you? It would be nice!!
Denise (Yoder) Skewes
USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 06:20:23 (PST)
Seeking information on Daniel Yoder B 1808, married nancy durbin, daughter phebe married Jessie hinerman. had son daniel married Nancy Reid, Green county PA. Great Grand Parents. would like to correspond with other relatives.
Harold L. Bryan <>
Gales Ferry, ct USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 08:43:46 (PST)
I have a lot of records on our family from several books, one of which is the "Oak Grove Menninite Church". C.Z. Yoder and his father, John, were both bishops in the church. C.Z is my great-grandfather. Blossers married into our family via my grandfather. RE, Bob Yoder
Robert S. Yoder <>
Redmond, wa USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 20:54:38 (PST)
I am neice to Ted Yoder and Joyce Yoder Cockman (see earlier entries), living just outside of Kansas City, KS, daughter to Hugh Morris mentioned in Joyce's entry - we miss him dearly. This is a wonderful and informative site, good work! Greetings to all the Yoder clan, hope to meet many of you at the Yoder reunion in Hickory NC sometime.
Karen Norris <>
Overland Park, KS USA - Monday, February 09, 1998 at 06:40:55 (PST)
My first visit to this was great. Our branch has a lot of genology in place but was interesting to read about Sanford C. Yoder, my great uncle, in the newsletter.
Shirley Yoder Hansen <>
Yakima, WA USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 23:32:53 (PST)
Thanks for the loving effort you put into this site for our family. I'm a subscriber to the YNL and sister to Ted Yoder (see two guestbook entries back), who mentioned the recent passing of our beloved brother-in-law, Hugh Morris. His voice is not stilled. Best regards from the North Carolina branch of the Yoders.
Joyce Yoder Cockman <>
Troy, NC USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 06:42:59 (PST)
Just walking the web and decided to find out how many of there are out there. I am currently in my third year of graduate school. I am working on my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology.
David W. Yoder <>
Denton, TX USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 16:56:46 (PST)
Here are addresses in better form-- Yoder Family in North Carolina POB 10281 Mtn View Sta Hickory NC 28601 Ted M. & Donna R. Yoder 2208 Frye Ave Hickory NC 28602 704-294-0054 (h), 328-1801 (w) area code will change later in year.
Ted M. Yoder <>
Hickory, NC USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 07:37:46 (PST)
I am the 'manager' of the reunion of the N.C. Yoder's. We hosted the national gathering of the Yoder Clan in 1995. Our annual reunion is held the 2nd Sunday in August, this year 8/9/98 at Zion Lutheran Church south of Hickory. Everyone always welcome! Contact me anytime you are in our area. I'm eager to show people around our wonderful county. Our addresses---- Yoder Family in North Carolina Ted M. & Donna Yoder POB 10281 Mtn View Sta 2208 Frye Ave Hickory, NC 28601 Hickory NC 28602 704-294-0054 (h) 704-328-1801 (w) We hope to have NC Yoder homepage soon. I wish to note the passing on 2/2/98 of Hugh Morris of Houston TX, my brother-in-law, who sang with my sister Mary Rose at the 1995 gathering. The Catawba County Historical Museum doing a program on Sun 2/8 on 'Col. George M. Yoder - Catawba's First Historian'. See YNL #29 for a feature on him. Rachael Kennedy, our president doing well now after bad sickness in 1996. Richard Yoder, our board chairman, has some health problems and not as mobile as he would like, but still loves talking about most everything, especially our beloved and proud family. Let us hear from you. -- TMY
Ted M. Yoder <>
Hickory, NC USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 07:27:54 (PST)
Greetings from Hickory NC
Ted M. Yoder
USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 07:01:56 (PST)
Decendant of Johannes Yeater (1724-1805). Johannes/Lewis Sr/Lewis Jr./Michael/Alexander/Mohler/Harry/ James N. Yeater / ....Seeking info on a Glenn Yeater and a Lawrence Ivan Yeater (b.1933) both from the Mansfield, Oh area.
James N. Yeater <>
Vanlue, OH USA - Monday, February 02, 1998 at 15:49:26 (PST)
Just browsing. More later.
Donna Marie Yetter <>
Marquette, MI USA - Monday, February 02, 1998 at 15:21:08 (PST)
You guys have a great family page. I am looking for info on Jackson Lentz (Lents) who was married to Pricella Yoder (12/15/1840) and then later married to Sarah Jane Yoder (1/11/1864). Both marriages took place in Monroe County near Bloomington Indiana. If you have any info please e-mail me. I'm really interested in finding Jacksons parents names.
Kenny Lentz <trannybuilder@indynet>
Indianapolis, In USA - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 16:27:11 (PST)
I have been a subscriber to the YNL since Issue 1. I have visit Steffisberg and even found the little Chapel in the Alps. I just recently upgraded my computer system and now I am able to use internet. I was pleasantly suprised to find this web site. Needless to say, I will visit often. I can trace my line back to Widow Barbara from PA to OH and then to Indiana. It becomes very clear in the 1790 time frame. I am retired and we are full time RVers. We often travel to various US Yoder sites noted in the YNL. Thanks for all the efforts on the YNL and this site. Harry A. Yoder
Harry A. Yoder <>
Boulder City, Nevada USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 23:36:48 (PST)
Congrats on a great web site! In my line I have: Anna Yoder (thats all I know about her) married to Andrew Steiner Sr. their daughter was Sophia Steiner born Jan. 23, 1866 She married Rev. Solomon Virkler Other surnames: Shertz/Abresol/Breckbeil/Hirschey/Yousey/ Yancey/Farney/Virkler/Zehr/Martin/
Charmaine Virkler Campany <>
Croghan, NY USA - Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 19:07:39 (PST)
Seeking info re John Yordy who md Catherine Reeser, sister of my 3GGF, born 8 Feb. 1801- d. 12 July 1871- Lower Augusta twp. Northumberland Co. PA. and any descendants. Thanks !!
Marshall W. McCoy <>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 14:58:45 (PST)
I happened across the site while researching my family tree. My father side is made up of amish and mennonite lineage. I have found after much work that I linked in to your tree at Barbara Yoder (YR2343) the daughter of Jacob Yoder (YR234). I am working on locating persons even further back. I would be happy to add my part to the tree, if needed ?
James Miller <>
Danville, PA USA - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 19:13:36 (PST)
In YNL Back Issues Index/YNL11.doc. I found posting wanting information and locations of the decendants of EVERITT YODER, brother, of PURTIE and JOHN MAX, son of WILLIAMJ. YODER and NANCY A. MAVITY. was in or near Chandler, OK about 1920. Reply to Rob Yoder P.O. Box 17017, Arlington, TX 76003. I would like to find Rob Yoder to see if he has more on Nancy Mavity. I have several Nancys' but cannot ID her positively. She is a relative of mine. Anyone having current address of Rob Yoder please email me. Thankyou Jay Mavity
Jay F. Mavity <>
Norcatur, KS USA - Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 21:57:54 (PST)
Just surfing the web when I came across this site. I am originally from Grantsville, MD and notices the reference to PenAlp. Brad Yoder
Bradley K. Yoder <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 10:07:44 (PST)
I am currently working on my brother's genealogy and has it ever been interesting. His name is Stan Miller - a descendant of Christian Mueller b. Switzerland and lived in Berks Co, PA. Through out his family history the following Yoders are traced - Anna Yoder who married Jacob Stutzman and Madgalena Yoder who married Abraham Gerber. Any information on these Yoder's would be greatly appreciated. I am most interested in information about the MILLER family from Westover, Somerset, MD & Holmes Co, OH. Keep up the good work, You have wonderful information in your family line.
Nancy Schiebert <>
Longview, TX USA - Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 19:47:16 (PST)
Thanks so much for creating this site! I have just started to research the Emery and Yoder family trees and discovered my Grandfather, Rev. Edwin Stanton Yoder on your website (YB13994), a Congregational minister who was a son of Aaron (YB1399)and Fianna Crauthamel Yoder. I was surprised to see the Yoder name traced back to Switzerland since my father, Wallace R. Yoder, always told me that the four Yoder brothers immigrated from Holland when the Dutch settled New Amsterdam! Does anyone know if there is any truth to this claim?
Anna Belle Yoder Emery <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Thursday, January 01, 1998 at 19:22:03 (PST)
Enjoyed obtaining the genealogy by Karl and Ottmar Joder
Lyle von Riesen <>
Fort Collins, CO USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 14:04:31 (PST)
Great site, Chris. Keep up the great work. You know the great heritage that we have. I am about the 11th or 12 great from Yost H. Yoder. My wife saw all my ancestry books and became inspired to do her own, namely the Van Sickles. It is hard work, but well worthwhile. Keep up the good work.
David A. and Mary Jane Yoder <>
Cumberland, Md USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 22:00:36 (PST)
Reply to: I have been unable to find a connection, although I am sure there is one. My information is very limited. This is all of the info that I have on my line of Yothers. Issac Yother b. June 1862 in GA. m. Martha Adeline Williams b. 1865 in MO. Issac's mothers name was Nellie Melinda (last name unknown). Issac (could have been spelled Isaac) and Martha's children were: Allie Ada Bell b.6-1887 Effie Artelia b. 7-1887 Lelia b. 11-4-1893 (twin) Lillie b. 11-4-1893 (twin)m. John Washington McAdams (my grandparents) Sarah Alsena b. 11-1899 Ambros b. 1-25-1902 d. 11-21-1948 It is my understanding that Issac's children were born in and around Little River Co, AR and Miller Co. AR. I do know that Lillie and Ambros are buried in Miller Co. AR. If you can help me with the information that I have given you, I would really appreciate it. I do know that Issac left his wife and children when the children were very young. That is part of the reason that we know so little about the Yother's. My grandmother barely knew her father. Until later, Joan
Chris Yoder <>
Battle Creek, MI USA - Monday, December 01, 1997 at 04:11:34 (PST)
Like so many before me, I am descended from all three early Berks Co. PA Amish immigrant Yoder families. None of my family has carried the surname for six generations, but so many of my lines of descent lead to Yoders that I am certain that I am more of a Yoder than anything else. Indeed this must be the Òmother familyÓ of all Americans with 18th century Amish ancestry. The researcher who seeks the greatest good for the greatest number of us, the maximizer looking for the most bang for his buck, can do no better than work on the European origins of the Yoder family.
K. Varden Leasa <>
Downingtown, PA USA - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 19:39:14 (PST)
I am looking for family.The Surname Yoder is part of my family tree. The Family is from Elkhart County,IN I think they lived in Goshen, IN. Other Surnames are Markham, Hissong & Stuart. Atlee Yoder is one of the family members. If any one has info to share for my family tree Please E-Mail Me at Thanks so much. Heather
Heather Schmick <>
Fresno, CA USA - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 00:12:11 (PST)
Looking for living (and dead) relatives from Allentown PA, Father was James Allen Yoder (B)011808, his father was Ira S Yoder born sometime in 1886 I believe, married Grace Haines from Fleetwood PA. Last known address was Allentown PA, believe there was another son, possibly Robert who moved to Florida. Great Home Page, enjoying it very much, thanks for the effort.
Jaydine Yoder Knight <>
Springfield, or USA - Monday, November 17, 1997 at 20:02:35 (PST)
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frank Saffarrans <>
Arlington, tx USA - Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 06:55:17 (PST)
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frank Saffarrans <>
Arlington, TX USA - Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 06:00:59 (PST)
Great site! I am new at the internet thing and the ancestory search. My grandfather is Clarence H. Yoder b.9-9-11 in Rossville, IN. Interested in reading your site further. Kathy
ROCKWOOD, MI USA - Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 16:40:24 (PST)
In my search for information on JACOB KAUFFMAN b. 10-24-1753 in Berks Co. PA and his wife ELIZABETH RUPP and their parents, I have come across Jacob's parents as CATHERINE YODER b. 1720 in Europe and ISAAC KAUFFMAN b. 5-29-1817 in Canton Vaud Switzerland. CATHERINE'S father ________ YODER may have been born in 1695 in Europe/died in 1775 in Berks Co. PA and married a BARBARA _________. Anybody have any further information on these YODERs, KAUFFMANs or RUPPs? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Can also exchange info on Patrick and Jane (GREENE) MCCAHAN's family (1795, PA).
Barbara Taurinsky <>
Manchester, NH USA - Friday, November 07, 1997 at 07:31:41 (PST)
Chris, my father, Ron, alerted me to this page. From the few minutes I've been here, it looks incredible. Great work by you and the other's helping you! Doug Yoder
Douglas W. Yoder <>
Saratoga Springs, NY USA - Wednesday, November 05, 1997 at 08:52:53 (PST)
Hi Chris! I'm now in Jakarta, Indonesia now. I'm looking for a Yoder reunion here, are you coming this way soon? Ron & Gloria
Ronald F. Yoder <>
Thompsontown, PA USA - Monday, November 03, 1997 at 07:25:27 (PST)
I am originally from Yoder, Ks. You have a very interesting site. I was amazed to find it. Keep up the good work.
Chad Yoder <>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Sunday, November 02, 1997 at 08:58:23 (PST)
I'm afraid I don't have much info now on my ancestors, only that my father was Owen Yoder of Lizzie and ? Yoder of Grantsville, MD. Owen passed away in 1969 and my second father adopted me. I will come back with more info after talking with more Yoders and hopefully add to the puzzles. I hope I can also learn more about my ancestors, as well. The only thing I remember about my ancestors (that a Yoder told me once) is that the Yoder name might have come from a family that were yodelers from Switzerland? Is there any truth to this? Will revisit this site often. Soooo many Yoders... boy, do I feel small.
David E. Yoder Sommers <>
Goshen, IN USA - Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 21:41:01 (PST)
Robert Yoder <Redoy@MSN.COM>
DUQUESNE, PA USA - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 19:38:49 (PDT)
Grandson of Menno Simon Yoder of West Liberty, OH
Lee Yoder <>
Tullahoma, TN USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 06:06:24 (PDT)
Greetings from Amish country - Holmes County, Ohio!
Art J. Yoder <>
Berlin, OH USA - Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 18:26:26 (PDT)
Hi, I am trying to trace back my heritage and am interested in learning about my ancestors. This is what I know: Claude Yoder & Charlotte were married (date?) They had four children: Judith, Cathy, Dennis, and Barbara (in order from oldest to youngest) Judith Yoder married Paolo Leone and they had two children Josephine and Charlotte. Cathy Yoder married Richard DeGraeve and had two children Steven and Charlotte Steven married Shari and they have a daughter, Jenny. Dennis Yoder married Wendy McAllister and they had two children, Thomas and Danielle. Barbara Yoder married Anthony Saleh and they had two children, Anthony and Christina. Claude Yoder has two live sisters Nina and Virgina.
Josephine Leone <>
Clinton Twp, MI USA - Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 10:33:13 (PDT)
Greetings, Just found this web page and it looks wonderful. I'm a direct descendant of both Christian and his unnamed brother who came to America on the "Francis and the Elizabeth" in 1742. I found some info I didn't have and see I have data that you are lacking. I'll have to send it along. It's nice to find so much interest in our Mennonite heritage. Keep up the good work! MB
Mike Burley <>
Wilsonville, OR USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 19:42:15 (PDT)
J. Scott Greenawalt <monkey@netsites.ne5t>
Tahlequah, OK USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 16:14:19 (PDT)
Hi, my grandmother was a Yoder, her full name was Emily or Emma Kitory Evelyne Yoder and she married my grandfather Alexander Pounds on September 15, 1899 in Steeleville, MO at the courthouse Emily or Emma was born April 6, 1879 and she died February 10, 1925. Her father's name was Layfette Yoder and her mother was Caroline (no other info on her) Layfette and Caroline both died in 1882 and they had 6 children. The names of the children were John, Sarah Ellen, Annie,Belle, Andrew and Emily or Emma I think Sarah Ellen was married to a Benton (last name) and they had 3 children (William, Harvey and Ruthie) My records show that either Annie or Belle married a Smith and the other married a Baker. Andrew died at an early age. I'm still researching and I am new to this web site and I love it. I'v gotten such good responses and the people are so nice. Keep up the good work and thanks.
Patsy S. Becker <>
Nancy, KY USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 10:02:54 (PDT)
Researching girlfriends family for her. Looking for information on Saolmon Yoder m. Sarah. Children: Thornton L. Yoder,b.17May 1856,Logan Co.,OH,d.19 Aug 1914, Leslie,MI,marr 16 Mar 1888, Bozerman,MT, Florence Margaret Noble. Any help would be greatly appreicated.
Jean Scarlett <>
Chino, CA USA - Monday, September 29, 1997 at 20:06:00 (PDT)
I've enjoyed browsing through your site. My ancestry traces at least 5 Yoder ancestries, all leading back to the 2 different Christian Yoders. I've been demonstrating the results of these searches to my Amish Aunt, Uncles, & Cousins. They are all amazed at how the internet works.
John A Gingerich <>
Newbury, OH USA - Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 06:07:00 (PDT)
I am pretty new at this but, it looks like a great site. I am (as time permits) doing research on the Hisey family.
Marsha Hisey Neiswender <>
Topeka, KS USA - Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 19:10:51 (PDT)
I have been enjoying your web page so much information i've been looking for was there thank you for the opertunity to find the information i' needed on my fathers side of the familey yours truley Harveen Hockman
harveen hockman <>
apple valley, calif. USA - Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 16:03:35 (PDT)
My ancestor Samuel Pletcher married Elizabeth Yoder. Elizabeths last name was also spelled Yordy. Ulrich wife was named Magdelena. Ulrich died 1786. I am looking for other who have information on the Yoder family and I can share what I have on the Pletcher and Sterneman, Scench families. Thanks for taking the time and reading this message.
Tom Pletcher <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, September 04, 1997 at 22:45:27 (PDT)
Ihave been verry intrested in traceing my parents familey and thanks to chris yoder for all the information he has sent me it was such a big help thank you chris
h.hockman <>
apple valley, ca. USA - Thursday, September 04, 1997 at 19:13:55 (PDT)
Finally got a moment to tune in. Our congratulations and thanks to Don Kauffman!
Hatten Schuyler Yoder, Jr. <>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 13:03:23 (PDT)
I have tried to send information before, but every time I hit the "Submit Query button, it doesn't do it. Anyway, I have a awful lot of Yoders in my family tree, probably more than most. Not only am I descended through three of Widow Barbara Yoder's children (Veronica, Anna, and Jacob), but also through their uncle Christian (YR2) through his son John, and also through Yost Yoder (YRB) through his son Christian. It is kind of complicated. Other names in the tree include Zug/Zook (3), Kurtz, (3,Kauffman,Hooley, Koenig/King, Rickenbach,Beiler, and Blank, among others.
Karen Lint <>
Fairfax, VA USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 07:19:11 (PDT)
You have a great site here. Have been searching for info about a Yost Jotter/Yotter, d. Bushkill Twp Northampton Co Pa 1800-1810. Wife's given name Eva Catharine. Had dau Anna Maria m. Henry Werner. Jost warrant 65a Moore Twp 1785. Member Moorestown Reformed Cong.
Harry Werner <>
Denver, Co USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 06:38:27 (PDT)
Grand Father Norman C, Yoder Grand Mother Florence (Miller) Yoder Father Marvin Claude Yoder Mother Anne Jeanette (Brown) Yoder Brother Gregory Allen Yoder, Sister Sharon Jeanette (Yoder) Smith Son: Mathew Norman Yoder, Daughter: Wendy Ann (Yoder) Meadow's
SUMMERVILLE, SC USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 05:50:25 (PDT)
On my mothers side of the family around 1800, give or take a few years, a Yoder, first name unknown, married Pattie Epehimer. The Epehimer is a one generation branch in my tree. Patties parents were William Epehimer and Ann Campbell. Sorry that is all I know, except all of my mothers family were from Southeast PA.
Wesley A. Leiser <>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 19:38:26 (PDT)
On my mothers side of the family around 1800, give or take a few years, a Yoder, first name unknown, married Pattie Epehimer. The Epehimer is a one generation branch in my tree. Patties parents were William Epehimer and Ann Campbell. Sorry that is all I know.
Wesley A. Leiser <>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 19:36:42 (PDT)
A most excellent page. I have been a subsriber for several years and only now have I finally gotten around to sending in the story of the Rhoads descendents of Elizabeth Yoder, granddaughter of Yost, the original OLEY settler.You have done a fantastic job of presenting all known family history on the web. WOW! Where was the internet and the YODER newsletter when I started my genealogy in 1959.Keep up the good work
Rodney F. Rhoads <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Wednesday, July 30, 1997 at 07:05:33 (PDT)