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Joseph 1825 +S Hochstetler<Daniel 1777 + Barbara Yoder<John + Magdalena Stutzman
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: January 07, 2004 at 18:08:59
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Genealogy, History, Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia
Genealogy, History, Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia

JOSEPH YODER, farmer, P. O. Shanesville, was born. 1825, in this township, and is a son of Daniel and Barbara Yoder. They came from Somerset County, Penn., in 1814, bringing with them their old grand parents John and Magdalena Yoder. They settled in the wilderness, and lived under a tree two weeks, until their cabin was built. They have all passed to their final rest, and lie buried on the farm now occupied by our subject. They were members of the Omish Church. Of their fourteen children, nine are living, viz.: Elias, in Missouri; Valentine, Simon, Magdalena, Armicker, Susannah Hochstetler, Frances Hochstetler, and Jonas, all in Indiana; Catherine Horrisberger, of Holmes County, Ohio; and Israel, of Wayne County, Ohio. Our subject was raised on a farm, receiving a German and English education in the schools of the township. He married, in 1848, Miss Susanna Hochstetler, a native of Germany, but a resident of Holmes County, Ohio. In 1852, he bought the old Yoder homestead, and has here a fine estate of 376 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Yoder have fourteen children. viz. : Mary A. (wife of Daniel Miller), Lydia (wife of Jacob Miller), Sarah (wife of Joseph Slabaugh, of Indiana), Susanna (wife of Daniel Coblentz), Albert B.. Levi, Joseph J., Emma, David, Noah. Jonas, Amanda, Catherine and Robert S. The family are members of the Omish Church, and in politics Mr. Yoder is a Democrat.

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