Thank you for the reply but now have the info. I can't remember when I placed the query!! From Ancestry.com: 1880 Rockford, Floyd Co., IA census; Francis M. Yoder, age 45; Sophie, age 28; James M., son, age 21 (from 1st marr.); Thomas, age 21 b. IN, cousin; Gracie M. Stevens, stepdau., age 3 b. IN; Isaac M. Fleenor, age 17 b. IA (nephew); Rena L. Cox, age 15 b. IL.
This is the son of Isaac Milton Fleenor Sr. that md. Elizabeth Ann Yoder, he died during the Civil War.
From Yoder Newsletter Webpage, Chris Yoder, editor:
Francis M and Armilda are my great-great grandparents. James Marion was born
in Iowa 10 Sept, 1858. (although his obituary states his father was J.F.Yoder, more later). Armilda died, and F.M. married Sophie. In 1885 census they were in Shell City, Minnesota, where they bought ownership of the town.
They owned several businesses there, including the Yoder Haus hotel.
Con232- Francis Marion Yoder (2/17/1835 Bloomington, Monroe Co,I-
11/11/1927 Renton,WA) bur. Greenwood Cem. Sec.F,Lot 207 Block 31
space 3, still res. of Floyd Co IA as of 1880 census. Founded the town
of Shell City, Mn. reportedly lived in Oregon,in 1922 res. Seattle, WA
(has a stone with no date at Rock Grove Cem. Nora Springs)
m1. Aug.5, 1855 Monroe Co., In Armelda "Millie" McHenry
m2. July 4,1878 Sophia L. Cox (Stevens) (c1851 - 1927 age 92(sic))
(p.s. Pat Pangman, on the Doran side, said that F.M. Yoder had been in
Saskatchewan prior to going on to Washington, so will keep working that.)
Con2321- William H. b. ca1857 IA d. Sep.19,1872 15y11m18d
bur. Rock Grove Cem., Nora Springs, IA.
+Con2322- James M. "Jim" b. ca1859 IA. Moved 1886 from Madison, SD to Fargo, SD
Con2323- Infant b. d. Jun.2,1863 1 day 16 hours
bur. Rock Grove Cem., Nora Springs,IA
Con2324- Anna b. ca Dec. 1869 d. Mar.1, 1870 4m 5d
bur. Rock Grove Cem. ,Nora Springs,IA
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