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Henry Fronefield Yohn (1814-1883) PA
Posted by: Betty J. Burdan Date: September 26, 2001 at 09:57:29
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This obituary was found in a Montgomery County, PA newspaper:

The Montgomery Ledger, Pottstown, PA
Tuesday, August 21, 1883

Death of Henry F. Yohn

Henry Fronefield Yohn, an old resident of the upper end of Montgomery County, and an esteemed citizen of this borough for many years past, died at his home on West High Street, on Sunday about noon, of paralysis and general debility. He was in the 70th year of his age, having been born near Evansburg, Montgomery County, on the 25th of February, 1814. Deceased was the son of Philip Yohn and a descendant of an old and honorable German family of this section of the State. Of eleven brothers and sisters three only survive him, John Yohn, of Pottstown, William Yohn, of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Slonaker, wife of Frederick Slonaker, of Pottsgrove. Mr. Yohn was twice married ? the first time to Lydia Leidy, and the second time to Henrietta Yocum. Four children were born of the first marriage ? Elmira, now deceased of Leidy, Henry, Irwin and Mary H., wife [of] H. Zollers. The second wife of deceased survives him. Henry F. Yohn learned the trade of stone mason, and as a master builder, erected many dwellings and other buildings in Pottstown, Pottsgrove, New Hanover and adjacent sections of the country. At one time he became a wagoner, and the writer has often heard him tell of his experiences and adventures in driving the old-time Conestoga wagons between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He was an active member of some of the volunteer militia companies of Montgomery County in years gone by. During the rebellion he was suttler and wagoner for 68th PA Regiment, Col. Tippin. For a long period he was engaged in hotel keeping being proprietor of the Farmers Hotel and afterwards of the Madison House, Pottstown. Mr. Yohn was a man of powerful physical development, and was accustomed, when a young man, to perform many feats of strength and lifting; of late years he had followed the business of veterinary surgeon having a large practice and attaining such success in that line. For several years he held the position of street commissioner of Pottstown and some years ago aspired to the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner. He possessed a very extensive acquaintanceship, being well known all over Easter Pennsylvania and he was a genial, whole-souled, and kind-hearted citizen. A large family relationship and many warm friends, will mourn the loss of one whom they had long been accustomed to meet daily and receive pleasant greetings from, on the streets of Pottstown. The funeral of deceased will take place on Thursday morning next at 10 o?clock; interment at Pottstown Cemetery. Services at the house by Rev. Dr. B. M. Schmucker and at Trinity reformed Church by Rev. L. K. Evans. - end of obit -

This Henry F. Yohn is buried in the Pottstown Cemetery,
Section B Lot #106, Owner Henry F. Yohn
Pottstown Cemetery Headstone Readings
Section 2 Row 26
16, 17. YOHN Monument
(1) YOHN, Henry E. (1814 - 1883)
(2) YOHN, Lydia, nee LEIDY (1820 - 1868)
(3) YOHN, Elmira L. (1841 - 1861)

We are looking for further information on Henry F. Yohn to determine if he qualifies as a Civil War Veteran and deserves to have a flag on his grave site.

Betty Burdan, Berks Co., PA


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