The name "Yoder" is believed to have come from the Swiss "St. Theodore (St. Joder)", a missionary monk who crossed the Alps in the 4th century from Italy bringing the Gospel to southern Switzerland.
August 16th is his "saint's day" in the Swiss Reformed church calendar.
|Angela's design includes many of the spellings used by present day American Yoder families. It celebrates the courage of our ancestors from the different lines, beginning a new life in America (her own being an Amish immigrant of 1742), and the heritage of love present in the many branches of the family.|
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