Celebrating our Yoder Heritage

Happy St. Joder Day -- August 16th

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.


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The St. Joder stamp as described in YNL#2

  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.

Original design 2003 by Angela Yoder
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