Bishop John (Hans) Lehman & Anna Hege (III)

 

Descendants of

Bishop John (Hans) Lehman

& Anna Hege

(Part III)

by Karolyn Rae Roberts

 

(Picture of John Shank Lehman HL366(12)1 5/16/1850 - d2/26/1943 on his 60th Birthday contributed by Janet of OH who found this at a shop)

  • HL3669 - David H. Lehman (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) b3/10/1814 - d3/11/1889 OH (AFN:1HL35-4X3) - m2/5/1846 Medina,OH(IGI Record) Margaret Rohrer b1817 near Hagerstown,Washington,MD - d1916 Columbiana,OH (AFN:1HHB-DDJ) Lived in Columbiana Co.,OH. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - LEHMAN - March 11th, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, David Lehman, aged 75 years and 1 day. Buried at Oberholzer's Cemetery on the 13th, where services were held by A. Brubacher and Jacob Stouffer. (Herald of Truth 4/1/1889,p108,109)
  • HL366(10) - Mary H. Lehman (Carl A. Lehman) b1821 - d1888 - mDaniel Miller (files of Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(11) - Peter H. Lehman (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) The Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage Article skipped Peter. - b1816 - d1818 (files of Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12) - Deacon Christian H. Lehman (twin to Martha) (Mennonite Deacon in OH) (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) b6/24/1818 - d4/12/1896 ,Mahoning,OH - m 1Susanna Shank b1827 (Carl A. Lehman) - d7/3/1866 of typhoid fever. Burial: Oberholzer 's Meetinghouse. - m 2Mary Martin (widow of Samuel Lehman) (files of Donald B. Miller) - d1/28/1873 of rheumatism ,Mahoning,OH - Christian was ordained deacon in Columbiana Co., OH in 1852. Burial: Oberholtzer Cemetery (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - LEHMAN - April 12th, 1896, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Christian Lehman, aged 77 years, 9 months and 18 days. Funeral was held on the 15th at the Oberholzer M.H. were services were conducted by Jacob Weaver, Isaac Good and Henry Horsch. Deceased was a member of the (old order) Mennonite church and faithfully filled the office of deacon to which he was ordained many years ago. His funeral was very largely attended. (Herald of Truth 5/1/1896, p141,142) On the 3d of July, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Susanna, wife of Christian Lehman. Her Maiden name was Shank. She was buried on the 4th at Oberholzer's Meeting-house, where many friends and relatives were present to mourn her departure. Funeral Sermon was preached by Bro. J. Blosser, from Rev. 21: 1-6. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. J.Y. (Herald of Truth 7/1866, vIII,no.7,p60) - January 28th, in Mahoning County, Ohio, of Rheumatism, MARY, wife of Christian LEHMAN, aged 39 years, and 16 days. Appropriate remarks were made by J. Bixler and J. Culp from Luke 10:42. (Herald of Truth 1873, vXno.33,p61-63)
  • HL366(12)1 - John Shank Lehman b5/16/1850 - d2/26/1943 Humboldt,KS of foot infection. - m12/7/1876 Mary A. Kistler b1850 - d1938 (files of Donald B. Miller) - Residence was Humboldt, KS. - John S. & his siblings were known for their longevity. (Carl A. Lehman) Lehman - John S. eldest son of the late Christian and Susan (Shank) Lehman, was born near Columbiana, Ohio, May 16, 1850; died Feb. 26, 1943, in Humboldt, Kans., after a short illness. He was united in marriage to Mary Kistler of Trumbull, Co., Ohio, Dec. 7, 1876. Eight children were born to them. His wife and 3 children preceded him in death, also his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are one brother and one sister besides the 4 sons and one daughter, 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In 1884 they moved from Ohio to Kansas. Funeral services were held Feb. 29, at the M.E. Church in Humboldt by C.F. Jenkins. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. (Picture: John S. Lehman family approx. 1905-1907. First Row: Mary A.., Adin Floyd, John S; Back Row: Cora, Samuel Leslie, Harvey Christian, Henry Arden, & Gertrude; picture contributed by grandson, Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)11 - Gertrude Lehman b1877 - d1936 (Carl A. Lehman) - mEdward King d1925 - Child of Gertrude & Edward was Airs King. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)12 - Cora Lehman b1878 - d195? - mClarence Eifert (files of Donald B. Miller) Cora was only 4'8″ tall, thus making everyone in the above picture seem very tall. (Carl A. Lehman) Children of Cora & Clarence Eifert were Dorothy Eifert & Harvey Eifert. (files of Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)13 - John Allen Lehman b1881 - d1897 of Typhoid Fever (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)14 - Henry Arden Lehman b1883 - 1961 (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)15 - Samuel Leslie Lehman b1886 - d1965 in an auto accident. - At age 79, he was still on the road working as a traveling salesman. (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)151 - Hazel Gertrude Lehman mClarence Record (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)152 - LaVergne Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)153 - Edwin Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)154 - Mary Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)155 - Virginia Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)16 - Clara Ethel Lehman b2/27/1888 - d7/11/1888 died in infancy (Carl A. Lehman; Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)17 - Harvey Christian Lehman b3/13/1889 - d8/7/1965 -mVera Simmons b1901 (Donald B. Miller) - d1939 - mLydia ? (Donald B. Miller) PhD in Psychology; Chairman of the Psychology Dept. at OH Univ. (not OH State) (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)171 - Paul Robert Lehman b1931 - mRuth Wickline (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)172 - Helen Joyce Lehman b1934 (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)18 - Adin Floyd Lehman b4/8/1893 - d4/26/1966 - m12/1/1923 Lela Margaret Olson b5/7/1900 - Was of Lenora, KS. (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)181 - Carl Adin Lehman b6/21/1936 (Carl A. Lehman) deceased (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)182 - Craig Allen Lehman b7/8/1942 (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)2 - Rev. David Shank Lehman (Carl A. Lehman) b10/6/1851 south of Columbiana - d5/1/1940 ,Columbiana,OH - Burial: Midway Cem.,near Columbiana,OH - m9/4/1879 Salinda Blosser b1/21/1852 Old Blosser Homestead, BeanerTwp.,?? (daughter of Noah & Mary Blosser) d4/21/1943- Burial: Midway Cem.,near Columbiana,OH - Lehman, David, son of the late Christian and Susan Lehman, was born south of Columbiana, O., Oct. 6, 1851; died at his residence on Columbiana and East Lewistown Road on May 1, 1940, following an illness of over two years; aged 88 y. 6 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Salinda Blosser, Sept. 4, 1879, and there were born to this union three sons (Homer, Columbiana, O.; Clarence, Goshen, Ind.; and Elmer at home), three daughters (Mrs. Lewis Cletzly, Waterford, Pa.; Mrs. Arthur Duncan, Canton, O.; and Effie at home). There also survive 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, together with three brothers (John, Jacob, and Henry) and one sister (Mrs. Anna Miller). Bro. Lehman united with the Mennonite Church in May 1889, and about five years after, July 22, 1894, he was called to the ministry and ordained to serve the Leetonia Mennonite Church. In his going home to be with the Lord the churches of this district, as well as the Conference of which he was a member, have lost a consecrated and talented worker. He was a clear thinker and possessed the ability to drive arguments and truth home to the hearts of his people in an effective way. He was active and usually took his turn to preach until a few years ago when failing health necessitated his retirement from active service. Part of his illness was accompanied with considerable distress and pain, but he bore his afflictions patiently and through it all he was able to retain a good memory and clear mind, even to the last few hours of his life. The text, I Co. 15: 57, 58, gives the sequel of his assurance and faith in his Redeemer and enabled him quietly and peacefully to fall asleep with the blessed hope and assurance to be at rest with the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church in charge of the home ministers, A. J. Steiner, Paul Yoder, I. B. Witmer, S. A. Yoder, and David C. Steiner. The following visiting ministers also took part: I. W. Royer, I. J. Buchwalter, E. F. Hartzler, and S. D. Rohrer. Burial in Midway Cemetery. (Gospel Herald vol.XXXIII, no.9, 5/30/1940, p190,191) - Lehman - On April 21, 1943, the life labors of Salina Blosser Lehman came to a peaceful close at the age of 91 y. 3 m. She was a daughter of the late Noah and Mary Blosser and was born on the Old Blosser homestead, Beaner Twp., Jan. 21, 1852. Her lifetime of almost 3 generations carried her though experiences dating back to the time of the Civil War. Due to her exceptional memory and clear mind, she was able to relate many interesting experiences over this long period of time. She spent her entire life in the community of her birth. She was united in marriage Sept. 4, 1879, to Bro. David Lehman who preceded her in death May 1, 1940. In this relation she proved herself a faithful companion and a loyal devoted mother to her children. During the faithful ministry of her husband, she willingly shared the extra burdens and gladly made needed sacrifices so that the work of the Lord and the Church could go on. She united with the Mennonite Church over 61 years ago. She possessed the happy faculty of maintaining a cheerful outlook on life and carried her smile to the very end, even during her sickness which was prolonged and accompanied by pain. There were born to this union 3 sons (Homer H., Columbiana, O.; Clarence E., Goshen, Ind.; Elmer at home) and 3 daughters (Mrs. Lewis (Alma) Kletzly, who died Jan. 28, 1943; Mrs. Arthur (Mamie) Duncan, who died May 5, 1940; Miss Effie, at home). Twelve grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a sister (Susan Blosser), and a brother (Warren Blosser) survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home and Midway Mennonite Church, April 24, 1943, in charge of Bro. A.J. Steiner, assisted by Bro. Paul Yoder. The text she had selected was the same as was used at the funeral of her husband, I Cor. 15:27. Burial in adjoining cemetery. (GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXVI, No . 7 - May 13, 1943, p150, 151)
  • HL366(12)21 - Homer Herman Lehman (Obits of parents) b1880 - d1952 - mBertha Bye (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)211 - Richard Lehman b1911 - mDorothy Meeker (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)2111 - David Allen Lehman b1939 (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)212 - Alma Eleanor Lehman b1913 - mWilfred Bockleman - Children of Alma & Wilfred were Karen Bockleman & Marla Bockleman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)213 - Maurice Lehman b1916 - mMargaret Meissner - Children of Maurice & Margaret are Patricia Meissner & Thomas Meissner. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)22 - Clarence Earl Lehman (Obit of Parents) - b7/28/1883 Beaver, (IGI Record) Mahoning,OH - d6/11/1951 Goshen,Elkhart,IN of heart ailment. - m1/25/1916 ,Elkhart,IN (Index to Marriage Records 1850-1920. Book 25, p302) Bertha M. Christophel - b12/13/1887 - Burial: Yellow Creek Church Cem.,,Elkhart,IN - Clarence was Sunday School Superintendant of one of the earliest Sunday Schools started in the Elkhart County Mennonite Churches at Yellow Creek Church (The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger, p45) - Lehman, Clarence Earl, son of David and Salinda (Blosser) Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, July 28, 1883; departed this life June 11, 1951, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 62 y. 10 m. 13 d. Death was caused by a heart ailment. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of sixteen and served the Yellow Creek Church near Goshen, Ind., faithfully as Sunday-school superintendent and trustee for many years. On Jan. 25, 1916, he was united in marriage to Bertha Cristophel. To this union were born 3 children (Verl, Eva-Mrs. Warren Myers, and Wilma). Surviving him are his wife and children, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Homer and Elmer), 1 sister (Effie Lehman, Columbiana, Ohio), 1 aged uncle (Henry Lehman, Humboldt, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. Two sisters (Alma and Mamie) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held June 14, in charge of J. C. Wenger at the house and R. F. Yoder at the Yellow Creek Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald - vXLIV , No.27 - July 3, 1951 ­ p646)
  • Verl Lehman (Obit of father, Clarence) One of the first mission outposts was an effort which started in 1948 with a summer Bible School conducted in the Fish Lake area 40 miles west of Yellow Creek of which the Yellow Creek Congregation took over the work, the prime mover for decades being Verl O. Lehman. Quite a number of ministers served at Fish Lake including Verl O. Lehman. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger, p55)(Picture: Verl Lehman Family from “The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger)
  • Eva Lehman - mWarren Myers (Obit of father, Clarence)
  • Wilma Lehman (Obit of father, Clarence)
  • HL366(12)23 - Missionary Alma Lehman b10/24/1882 ,Mahoning,OH - d1/28/1942 Waterford,PA - m11/14/1920 Missionary Lewis Kletzly, Waterford,PA (Obits of parents) - Burial: Midway Cem.,North Lima,OH - Kletzly, Alma, daughter of David S., and Salinda (Blosser) Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct. 24, 1882; died at her home near Waterford, Pa., Jan. 28, 1942; aged 59 y. 3 m. 4 d. She was one of six children. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and continued faithful to the end. She was a graduate of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, and was greatly interested in mission work, helping to start one of our city missions. She was married to Louis A. Kletzly of Sardis, O., Nov. 14, 1920. In the fall of 1933 the Ohio Mennonite Mission Board gave them charge of the rural field at Britton Run, Crawford Co., Pa. They moved there the following January, had seven members and an average attendance of 15. Five and one-half years later the membership had increased to 75, with an average attendance of 101. They moved north into Erie County and a work was started at Beaver Dam, at which place they were laboring for the Master at the time of her earthly discharge from duty. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Ruth), her mother, 1 sister, 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. One son (Ralph), her father, and 1 sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Burton B. Weber of Lockport, N. Y., at the Funeral Home in Spartansburg, Pa., with further services and burial at the Midway congregation, North Lima, Ohio, in charge of Bros. Burton B. Weber, Paul and Stephen Yoder. Texts, John 16: 16; Heb. 4: 9. (GOSPEL HERALD - vXXXIV,No.47, 2/19, 1942,p999)
  • HL366(12)24 - Mary (Mamie) Lehman b5/21/1885 ,Mahoning,OH - d5/5/1940 Canton,,OH - m1/4/1914 Arthur Duncan, Canton, OH ((Obits of parents) - Burial: Midway Church Cem., North Lima,OH - Duncan, Mayme L., daughter of Salinda and the late D.S. Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 21, 1885; died May 5, 1940, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio; aged 54 y. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Arthur Duncan Jan. 4, 1914, and there were born to this union five children: Kathryn, Grace, Luke and Arthur, Jr., all at home and Mrs. Marion DeHoff (Mary) of Louisville, O. There also survive her mother, two sisters (Effie and Mrs. Louis Kletzly), three brothers (Clarence, Homer, and Elmer). Her father preceded her in death by four days. Funeral services were held at Canton and the Midway Mennonite Church in charge of Philip Kraus and Richard Sanderson. Burial in the Midway cemetery. (Gospel Herald - vXXXIII, no.21-8/22, 1940, p462, 463, 464)
  • HL366(12)25 - Effie Lehman b7/7/1890 near Columbiana,OH - d12/7/1954 of a heart attack (Obit of Effie) - Burial: Midway Church Cem. - Lived at home of parents, Columbiana,OH (Obits of parents) - Lehman, Effie, daughter of the late Davie and Selinda (Blosser) Lehman, was born near Columbiana, Ohio, July 7, 1890; died at her home Dec. 7, 1954; aged 64 y. 5 m. Her death came very suddenly from a heart attack. Except for two brief periods when she was in Indiana, her entire life was spent in the same home where she was born and passed away. She united with the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 9, 1904, and remained faithful until death. She leaves to mourn her departure her brother (Elmer) who shared the home with her, 12 nieces and nephews. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She lived a quiet and unassuming life and will be missed by her many friends. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church in charge of Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald - vXLVIII , no.2 - 1/11, 1955 - p45, 46, 47)
  • HL366(12)26 - Elmer Lehman b1895 (Donald B. Miller) - Residing at the parents home of Columbiana,OH at the time of parents death. (Obits of parents)
  • HL366(12)3 -Jacob Shank Lehman (Carl A. Lehman) b2/1/1854 near Columbiana,OH - d11/3/1942 home of his daughter, Esther Mae Yoder, Columbiana,OH - m2/15/1882 Elizabeth (Lizzie) Martin (daughter of Jonathan & Elizabeth Martin) b9/27/1858 near Dalton,OH - d6/10/1942 - Burial: Midway Cem., near Columbiana,OH - Was of Washingtonville,OH. - Lehman. - Jacob S. Lehman was born Feb. 1, 1854, near Columbiana, Ohio; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Stephen A. Yoder) Nov. 3, 1942; aged 88 y. 9 m. 2 d. He had been in usual health until the last few weeks of his life, when a cerebral hemorrhage caused great weakness to which he finally succumbed. His departure was peaceful. His father was Christian Lehman and his mother was Susanna (Shank) Lehman, both members of the Midway Mennonite congregation. Feb. 15. 1882, he was married to Lizzie Martin. They united with the Mennonite Church early in their married life. His wife died June 10, 1942. He had expressed his desire to depart and go to his heavenly Father, because he was so lonely without his life companion. He leaves the following children: Esther Mae (Mrs. S. A. Yoder), Columbiana, at whose home he died; Martin Clifford Lehman, Akron, Pa.; Ivan Jay Lehman, Columbiana; David Elban Lehman, Youngstown, O.; and Clayton Earl Lehman, Columbiana. There also remain 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. George Miller who lives near Columbiana), and 2 brothers (John and Henry Lehman, Humboldt, Kans.). He was active in Sunday school and mission work for the Church so long as his strength allowed, and was happy to know that his children devoted themselves to the same cause. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. I. B. Witmer and at the church by Bro. Paul Yoder, assisted by Bros. A. J. Steiner and I. W. Royer. Interment in the Midway Cemetery. (Gospel Herald - VXXXV, No.35 - 11/26, 1942 - p750,751) Lehman, Lizzie, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Martin, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1858; died June 10, 1942; aged 83 y. 8 m. 13 d. She seemed normally well until Friday morning, June 5, when she suddenly suffered a heart attack, and after a brief illness of six days, peacefully passed away to be with her Lord. Feb. 15, 1882, she was united in marriage with Jacob S. Lehman of Columbiana, Ohio. Early in their married life they united with the Mennonite Church. Her husband and the following children mourn her departure: Martin Clifford, Elkhart, Ind.; Ivan Jay, Columbiana, O.; Esther Mae, Columbiana, 0. (with whom she lived in recent years); David Elban, Youngstown, O.; and Clayton Earl, Columbiana, 0. There also remain 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A brother (Samuel B. Martin of Dalton, Ohio), though older in years, came to visit her several times in her declining years, which she always appreciated. Missionary M. C. Lehman, her oldest son, spent twenty-two years in India and two years in relief work in Europe. She was greatly interested in his work and gravely concerned about him while interned in southern Germany with the American Embassy. It gave her much joy when she learned of his safe arrival in America, but was unconscious of his being by her bedside almost constantly during her last illness. She was an active Christian worker and desired that her family might be devoted to the same ideals. Her funeral was largely attended, with a short service at the home conducted by Bro. I. B. Witmer, and at the Midway Church near Columbiana, conducted by Bros. Paul Yoder and A. J. Steiner. Text, Luke 2:25. Burial in the Midway Cemetery. (Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 15 - July 9, 1942 - page 319)
  • HL366(12)31 -Esther Mae Lehman mStephen A. Yoder of Columbiana,OH (Obits of parents, Jacob & Lizzie)
  • HL366(12)32 -Missionary Martin Clifford Lehman b1883 - d1963 (Donald B. Miller) - mLydia Lichty (Donald B. Miller) - of Elkhart,IN - Spent 22 years in India as a missionary and 2 years in relief work in Europe. Interned in southern Germany with the American Embassy. (Obits of parents, Jacob & Lizzie)
  • HL366(12)321 - Elizabeth Irene Lehman - mEdwin Weaver - Elizabeth & Edwin's children are Carolyn Grace Weaver & Betty Lichty (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)322 - Carolyn Lehman mRobert Bender (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)323 - Waldo Lehman b1916 - d1961 - mBeverly ? (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)33 -Ivan Jay Lehman b1885 - mElsie Metzler b1890 (Donald B. Miller) - of Columbiana,OH (Obits of parents, Jacob & Lizzie)
  • HL366(12)331 - Kathryn Lehman mHoward Albrecht - Alice May & Shirley Ann Metzler were their children. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)332 - Galen Lehman b1922 - d1976 - mDoris Grim (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)34 -Ester Mae Lehman b8/29/1886 Columbiana,OH - d12/12/1958 - m Stephen A. Yoder (Donald B. Miller) (son of Reuben C. Yoder & Maggie Bontreger) b7/15/1889 McPherson,KS - d917/1991 Goshen,IN - Stephen again married to Edna G. Kauffman. - Children of Ester & Stephen Yoder are Clifford Yoder, Lucille Yoder & Harold Yoder. (Donald B. Miller) Yoder, Esther May, daughter of Jacob S. and Elizabeth (Martin) Lehman; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio; Aug. 29, 1886; died Dec. 12, 1958; aged 72y. 3m. 13 d. On Oct. 24, 1915, she married Stephen A. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Lucille-Mrs. Arthur Detrow, Leetonia, Ohio; R. Clifford, Broomfield, Colo.; and J. Harold, Goshen, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, and 4 brothers (M. C., Elkhart, Ind.; D. E., Youngstown, Ohio; Ivan J. and Clayton, Columbiana, Ohio). She faithfully shared the responsibilities of a minister's wife, and was a faithful worker in the WMSA and Sunday-school and church activities. In the early years of Hesston College, she served on the faculty for two years. Funeral services on Dec. 14 in charge of John P. Oyer, David Steiner, and Paul Yoder; burial in Midway Cemetery. (Gospel Herald v.LI,n52,12/30/1958,p1237) - Yoder, Stephen A., 102, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 15, 1889, McPherson Co., Kan., to Reuben C. and Maggie (Borntreger) Yoder. Died: Sept. 17, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Edna G. Kauffman; children: Lucille Detrow, Clifford, Harold; step-children: Evelyn Weldy, Marian Kauffman, Dale Kauffman; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Esther Mae Lehman (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 20, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Tim Weaver. Burial: Sept. 21, Midway Mennonite Cemetery. He was ordained to the ministry in 1927. He pastored the Leetonia (Ohio) Mennonite Church and was later ordained a bishop in Ohio Conference. (Gospel Herald v84,n43,10/29/1991,p13)
  • HL366(12)35 -David Elban Lehman b1889 - mShirley Fawcett (Donald B. Miller) of Youngstown,OH (Obits of parents, Jacob & Lizzie)
  • HL366(12)351 - Marjorie Ann Lehman mDonald Miller - Child of Marjorie Ann & Donald is Deborah Miller. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)36 -Clayton Earl Lehman b1895 - d1976 - mLucille Longanecker (Donald B. Miller) of Columbiana,OH (Obits of parents, Jacob & Lizzie)
  • HL366(12)361 - Raymond Lehman m1 Wilma Hendricks - mEthyl Marshall
  • HL366(12)3611 - Dale Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3612 - Barbara Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3613 - Thomas Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3614 - Donald Bruce Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3615 - Michael Lehman (mother is Ethyl Marshall. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)362 - Wilbur Lehman mIrene Brinker (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3621 - James Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3622 - Jerry Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)3623 - Loretta Lehman (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)4 - Anna Shank Lehman b7/6/1856 - d3/11/1948 (Carl A. Lehman; Donald B. Miller) - mGeorge Miller (Obit of brother Jacob) b2/71854 - d1/6/1929 (files of Donald B. Miller) Children of Anna & George were Elsie Miller, Adin Miller, & Naomi Miller. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)5 - Henry Shank Lehman b1858 - d1955 (Carl A. Lehman) of Humboldt,KS (Obit of brother Jacob) - - mLouise Burkle (files of Donald B. Miller) - A Record of Longevity, a 79th birthday coverage of Henry in the Humboldt Union, January 28, 1937 states that his brothers and sisters as well as himself, and father, most all lived long lives.
  • HL366(12)6 - Susanna Shank Lehman b1860 - d1937 - mDavid Martin (files of Donald B. Miller) - Of Dalton,OH (Carl A. Lehman) Children of Susanna & David are Cora E. Martin, Ezra Martin, Homer E. Martin, Ella Martin, Walter C. Martin, Phares Martin, & John R. Martin. (Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(12)7 - Christian Shank Lehman b1862 - d1939 - mAmanda Detwiler b1865 (files of Donald B. Miller) - Pf Gemdae?.CA (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)71 - Nora Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)72 - Della Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)73 - Naomi Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)74 - Ester Lehman mThomas McClain - Roger McClain was the child of Ester & Thomas. Roger was adopted by Shelly & Zuma Wright and became Roger Wright. (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)75 - Wilbur Lehman b1900 - mAlberta Flory
  • HL366(12)751 - Wilburta (Ann) Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)752 - John Wilbur Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)753 - Spencer Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)76 - Lois Lehman (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)77 - Mildred Lehman mClayton Dishong - Children of Mildred & Clayton are Jean Dishong (deceased), & Joanna Dishong. (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)78 - Ruth Lehman m1 Tom Barlow - m2 C. (Sam) Baird - Ruth & Sam had a child, John Baird. (Carl A. Lehman)
  • HL366(12)8 - Rebecca Shank Lehman b3/12/1865 ,Mahoning,OH - d2/13/1939 NorthLima,OH - m10/23/1890 Jonas Cullar (Carl A. Lehman)files of Donald B. Miller) (son of Isaac Cullar & Barbara ?) - b10/1/1863 ,Mahoning,OH - d11/30/1939 near NorthLima,OH ( - Children of Rebecca & Jonas are Elmer Cullar,& John Cullar. (Carl A. Lehman) - Cullar. - Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Susan Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, March 12, 1865; died at her home near North Lima, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1939; aged 73 y. 11 m. 1 d. At the age of fifteen months her mother died, leaving her to the care of her father. About fifty years ago, during revival meetings held by Bro. John S. Coffman, with 31 others, she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained loyal till death. On Oct. 23, 1890, she was united in marriage to Bro. Jonas Cullar. To this union were born 2 sons (Elmer of Columbiana, Ohio, and John of North Lima, Ohio). Besides her husband and 2 sons, she is survived by 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers (John S. Lehman and Henry Lehman of Humboldt, Kans., David Lehman of Columbiana, Jacob Lehman of Salem, Ohio), and a sister (Mrs. Anna Miller of Columbiana). A brother (C. S. Lehman of Columbiana, O.), a sister (Mrs. Susan Martin of Dalton, O.), 1 half sister (Fannie), and 1 grandchild preceded her in death. During the last several years her health had been failing steadily, but her condition was not considered serious and her death came unexpectedly to her family and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Mennonite Church by Brethren David C. Steiner and A. J. Steiner. Burial in adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald,v31,n48,p1030,1031,1032)
  • HL366(12)9 - Fannie Shank Lehman b3/17/1868 - mother was Mary Martin (files of Donald B. Miller) - d8/11/1893 Columbiana,OH of consumption (Carl A. Lehman) - Burial: Oberholzer Burying Grounds - (Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No.17, 9/1, 1893, p279) LEHMAN - August 11, in Columbiana, O., of consumption, Fanny, daughter of Christian and Susanna Lehman, aged 24 years, 8 months, and 24 days. Sister Lehman was the first one of the thirty-two persons, who united with the church last spring, the Lord was pleased to call home to the mansions not made with hands. She was buried on the 14th at the Oberholzer burying-grounds in the presence of a very large assembly of sympathizing friends. Discourse by Peter Basinger, Joseph Bixler and Jacob Stouffer. - Cullar.-Jonas, son of Isaac and Barbara Cullar, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct. 1, l863; died at the home of his son John near North Lima, Ohio, Nov. 30, 1939; aged 76 y. 1 m. 19 d. About 50 years ago he accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite church in Mahoning Co., where he remained a faithful member until death. On Oct. 23, 1890, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Lehman. To this union were born 2 sons (Elmer of Columbiana, O., and John of North Lima, O.). Besides his 2 sons he is survived by 5 grandchildren. His companion, 1 brother (Noah), and 1 grandchild preceded him in death. His son Elmer was not able to be present at the funeral because of illness following an accident. Since his companion passed away just ten months ago, Bro. Cullar has been especially homesick for heaven, and frequently expressed himself as being anxious to go home. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church in charge of Brethren Paul Yoder and David Steiner. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 12/14/1939, v32,n37,p799)
  • HL366(13) - Martha Lehman b1818 - d1865 (twin to Christian) (files of Donald B. Miller)
  • HL366(13) - Mary Lehman b1821 - d1888 (files of Donald B. Miller) - mDaniel Miller (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) (Son of Tobias Miller & Susan Lehman (HL367)) Lived in Mahoning Co., OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)

HL367 - Susanna Lehman Fb10/2/1778 - m1/31/1804 Franklin Co.,PA (IGI Record) Tobias Miller b1781 Moved to Fairfield Twp., Columbiana,OH in 1827 (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Children were: Peter Miller; Tobias Miller; Daniel Miller mMary Lehman (HL366(13), daughter of John Lehman & Gertrude Hoover (HL366); Elizabeth Miller mAbraham Moyer; Lehna Miller mAnthony Whisler; Susan Miller mIsaac Oberholtzer; Catharine Miller mSamuel Hob. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)

  • HL368 - Magdalena Lehman Fb1/14/1781 - d3/26/1827 - m8/8/1802 Michael Wenger b9/21/1776 - d5/26/1827 (Son of Martin Wenger & Anna Gingrich) Michael was one of the first trustees of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church in Franklin Co., PA. No Children. Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery near Columbiana, OH
  • HL369 - Fannie Lehman Fb2/27/1782 - d12/30/1827 - m3/31/1807 Antrim Twp.,Franklin,PA (IGI Record) Joseph Lesher b1/13/1784 Lancaster Co., PA - d11/12/1857 (Son of John Lesher & Elizabeth Bosler) Joseph moved to Franklin Co., PA when he was twenty years old. His second wife was Mary Miller, née Smith. Children of Fannie & Joseph were: John L. Lesher mCatharine Lehman (HL3522), daughter of John Lehman & Christina Shirk; Daniel Lesher m1Christina Shirk, daughter of Abraham Shirk & Christina Bowman, m2Anna Boyer, daughter of Martin Boyer& Nancy Huber; David Lesher; Benjamin L. Lesher mElizabeth Hege, daughter of John Hege & Maria Lesher; Joseph Lesher mSusan Stouffer; Samuel L. Lesher mBarbara D. Lehman, daughter of Peter H. Lehman & Susan L. Detwiler. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(10) - Christian Lehman Fb1/1/1783 - d4/18/1857- Single. Resided in Franklin Co.,PA (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(11) - Peter N. Lehman Fb8/9/1785 RaphoTwp,Lancaster,PA - d3/13/1837 - mCatherine Newswanger b11/7/1793 - d10/6/1841 (Daughter of Emanuel Newswanger & Esther Zimmerman) Note: Ordained a minister in 1829 to serve at Chambersburg and the Strasburg Mennonite Congregations in Franklin Co., PA. Burial: Wenger Cemetery north of Chambersburg, PA. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) In 1831 until March of 1832, Peter served at Brown's Mill Mennonite Church about two miles north of Greencastle. (The Old Brown's Mill School,Mennonite Family History vXIII,n4)
  • HL36(11)1 - Salome Lehman b1/16/1820 - d5/28/1890 near Chambersburg,Franklin,PA - mRev. David W. Horst b9/11/1820 - d3/5/1858 (Son of Joseph W. Horst & Anna W. Weber) David was ordained minister on 11/16/1851for the Chambersburg & Strasburg Mennonite congregations in Franklin Co., PA. Burial: Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - HORST, On the 28th of May, near Chambersburg, Pa., Salome Horst, aged 70 years, 4 months and 12 days. Her last words were,”Vater, nimm an meinem Ende, Meine Seel' in Deine Haende.” (Herald of Truth 7/15/1890,p221,222)
  • HL36(11)2 - Anna (Annie) Lehman b4/19/1821 - d3/23/1883 - m10/5/1843 Levi Horst, Sr. Son of Henry W. Horst & Susanna Huber) b4/18/1820 - d8/12/1895 near Chambersburg,Franklin,PA ((Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Child of Anna & Levi was Jacob L. Horst. - HORST, On the 23rd of March, near Chambersburg, very suddenly of heart disease, Annie, wife of Levi Horst, aged 61 years, 10 months and 24 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children to mourn her departure. The remains of Sister Horst were buried at Chambersburg on the 25th, when services were held in German by Peter Wadel, also by Michael Horst of Maryland, and in English by Philip H. Parret. (Herald of Truth 5/1/1883, p140,141) - HORST ­ On the 12th of August 1895, near Chambersburg, Pa., Bro. Levi Horst, of heart failure superinduced by typhoid fever, aged 75 years, 3 months and 24 days. Buried on the 15th at the Chambersburg meeting house where funeral services were held by P. H. Parret and Peter Wadle of this place and Henry Weaver of Cumberland Co., Pa., from Matt. 24: 44. “Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Herald of Truth 9/15/1895, p286,287)

HL36(12) - Esther Lehman b8/2/1787 Greene Twp.,Franklin,PA -d8/4/1851 Columbiana,Mahoning,OH - m12/20/1807 Franklin,PA (IGI Record) David L. Hoover (Huber) (HH13 Hans Ulrich Huber) of Lancaster,PA(The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger p145,146) - b11/23/1781 Bucks Co.,PA (Son of Samuel& Barbara Huber) - d8/23/1833 Columbiana,Mahoning,OH (Files of Joseph Hoover) - Moved to Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana, OH, in 1827 from Franklin Co., PA. Later, some of their children moved to Elkhart Co., IN (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) (AFN:10K7-7ZX) (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Note: David Hoover was Gertrude (HL366) Hoover's sister who was married to John Lehman. He lived with them for awhile. He later married Esther Lehman, who was John's sister. Burial: Columbiana,Mahoning City,OH (Files of Dianne Pride) [David had two sisters, Anna Huber b5/16/1779 - d8/12/1861. She married Daniel Lehman, son of Peter & Barbara Lehman, b4/2/1776 - d3/22/1847. They had 11 children. Gretrude Hoover b1773 - d1860 mJohn Lehman, son of Daniel Lehman & Susan Shelly, also a half sister to Esther Lehman, b11/6/1773 - d6/3/1849. They had 12 children. Files of Dianne Pride]

  • HL36(12)1 - Mary Hoover (Huber) E b1818 PA-d6/19/1860 Elkhart,IN - m11/19/1827 Mahoning,OH Bishop Jacob H. Wisler (son of Christian Wisler & Susan Holderman of Bucks Co.,PA, Deep Run area near Dublin, north of Doylestown; The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger p145,146) FE b10/31/1808 Bucks Co.,PA (eighth child)(The Yellow Creek Mennonites by J.C. Wenger p145,146) -d5/1/1889 PA (8th child of Christian Wisler (d1830)& Susan Holderman (1774-1838) of Deep Run Area of Bucks Co., PA) (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p41.145-146)(Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72)Jacob had moved to Eastern OH about 1820 with his parents. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p145,146) Mary and Jacob were 19 years of age when they married and they had seven children. In 1833, Jacob was ordained by Bishop Jacob Nold at the Midway Meetinghouse of Mahoning Co.,OH for the Columbiana-Mahoning Mennonite congregations. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Jacob was a farmer by trade, and went into the threshing business of which some of his members didn't like. At this point he decided to move to NW of the later Yellow Creek Meeting house on C.R. 36 (now) of Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co.,IN in the spring of 1848 where land was cheaper. In the first Mennonite Church service that was held in Elkhart Co., IN, Jacob had the main sermon which was preached in German. Jacob was ordained Bishop in 1851 . He was the first active bishop in IN. He was known as a good-hearted and earnest christian. Later, as a result of some younger men wanting to bring newer ideas into the church, he organized the Old Order Mennonites which is also called the Wisler Mennonites. (The Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem., Entry 220) 2Catharine Knopp E 1819-d11/19/1888 of Eastern OH. Catharine was the housekeeper for Jacob and Mary before Mary died. Burial: East Old Yellow Creek Cem., Row. 10 (The Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem., Entry 218) Jacob did not care for evening meetings, Sunday Schools, or bass singing, but stayed to the way he was raised in Bucks Co.,PA. The services were sung with the old German hymns without parts…just the melody. Services were held in German every two weeks in the forenoon. The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p146) It made contention when a new ministers moved into the area and wanted to add new programs and evangelistic preaching more like the Methodists. Jacob was made Overseer of the Yellow Creek District of about 450 members. Jacob was also one of the preachers that took turns preaching services in the schoolhouse every four weeks for the Mennonite families that had settled in Locke and Union Twps in the vicinity of the Culp Schoolhouse [1 1/2 miles NE of where Nappanee now is.]. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p112) He contributed to the 1875 building fund for the Holdeman congregation in 1875 where several congregations contributed. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p72) Burial: Yellow Creek East Cemetery, Row 10 Inscription on Tombstone: “Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow.” (The Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem., Entry 220) - Jacob Wisler, who for many years served as bishop in the Mennonite church, died very suddenly on Wednesday, May 1st. He had been somewhat feeble in health for a time, and rose as usual in the morning, when he suddenly fell to the floor, and in about fifteen minutes was a corpse. His age was 80 years, 6 months and 1 day. He was buried at Yellow Creek meeting-house, where a very large number of people attended his funeral. Services were held by C. Shaum and Martin Hoover. He leaves a sorrowing companion and children to mourn his death. (Herald of Truth - May 15, 1889 - Page 152, 159)
  • HL3(12)11 - David Wisler b6/8/1830 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) -d1902 OH - mChristene Shank (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Shaum Church,Elkhart, IN (south of Yellow Creek), Soliciting Committee ordained David a deacon about 1887. David was on the New 1888 Soliciting Committe to put up a new Meeting House. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p88)
  • HL36(12)12 - Hannah Wisler b1832 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)13 - Susannah Wisler b1833 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) - mHenry D. Culp (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)14 - Magdalena Wisler b1836 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) - d1/6/1885 Harrison,Elkhart,IN - mabt1856 Elkhart,IN David Culp (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 19) (son of George Culp) (b2/13/1832 ,Mahoning,OH - d10/25/1923 ,Elkhart,IN - CULP ­ On the 6th of January, in Harrison township, Elkhart county, Ind., Magdalena (maiden name Wisler) wife of David Culp, aged 48 years, 5 months and 24 days. The deceased was afflicted with a tumor, and was confined to her bed for over one year. She bore her sufferings with much patience. A husband and twelve children are left (Herald of Truth 1/15/1885, p30,31) - Culp, David, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Culp, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Feb. 13, 1832; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Stouder, Oct. 25, 1923; aged 91 y. 8 m. 12 d. He moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1850, where he spent his many years forming a wide acquaintanceship and will always be remembered for his willingness to help wherever there was a song service wanted. His wife, Magdalina Wisler Culp, preceded him in death and he leaves 6 daughters and 4 sons. They are: Mrs. Emery Kintig, Mrs. Samuel Yoder, Mrs. Lucinda Wilson, Mrs. Magdalina Cramer, Eli Culp of Elkhart, Ezra Culp, and Noah Culp, Mrs. John Stouder, Mrs. George Huffman, and Jacob Culp. One daughter (Mrs. C. O. Gerig) died Oct. 16, 1897, and one son (Cornelius Culp) died Aug. 6, 1913. He also leaves one brother (Daniel), 55 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church when 20 years of age and kept to his faith unto death; being a member of the Church over 71 years. Funeral services at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by J. F. Funk and D. A. Yoder. Text, Matt. 24:44. (Gospel Herald 11/8/1923, p669,670)
  • HL36(12)15 - Mary Wisler b1840 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) - d10/31/1884 ,Harvey,KS - mJoseph G. Culp (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - -On the 31st of October, in Harvey Co., Kansas, of typhoid fever, Mary, wife of Joseph Culp, aged 44 years, 7 months and 3 days. Services were held at the house of the deceased by Daniel Brundage and Jacob Holdeman. Sister Culp was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, and moved with her parents, Jacob and Mary Wisler, to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she married Joseph G. Culp. On the 5th day of March, 1884, the family moved to Harvey Co., Kansas, where she died. She was a devoted wife and mother. (Herald of Truth 11/15/1884, p349)
  • HL36(12)16 - John H. Wisler - b8/28/1842 Mahoning,OH (IGI Record) - mChristiana Weaver (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) John contributed to the 1875 building fund for the Holdeman congregation in 1875where several congregations contributed. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p72)
  • HL36(12)17 - Catherine Wisler (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)2 - Magdalena Hoover (Huber) Fb1/24/1810 Greene Twp., Franklin Co., PA- d2/21/1882 Columbiana,OH age 73y 28d- mabt 1830 John H. Yoder (YB1345) Nb10/1/1808 Greene Twp.,Franklin,PA (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72)-d7/13/1860 age 51y 9m 12d- John & Magdalena moved to OH in 1818 (YNL) and farmed in Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) The farm was worth $5700 in 1850. Burial: Nold Men Cem., Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana Co.,OH - .YODER.- On the 21st of Feb., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of bronchitis and dropsy, Sister Magdalena Yoder, widow of the late John Yoder, aged 72 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 22nd at Nold's Meeting-house, where appropriate services were held by Henry Beery of Medina county. She leaves three sons, three daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. (Herald of Truth, 3/15/1882,p93,94)
  • HL36(12)21 - David Yoder (YB13451) N -b1/17/1833 OH -d3/9/1837 bur: Nold Men. Cem., OH
  • HL36(12)22 - Nancy Yoder (YB13452) b10/17/1836 OH-d11/22/1908 single. Burial: Nold Men. Cem., OH. - Nancy Yoder died Nov. 22, 1908, and was buried Nov. 24. Funeral services were conducted at the Leetonia Church by Jacob Tyson and Jacob Weaver. She was in her 73rd year and was a member of the (Wisler) Mennonite church for many years (Gospel Herald Obits, 12/12/1908,VI,n37,p590,591)
  • HL36(12)23 - Samuel J. Yoder (YB13453)--Eb4/16/1839 Columbiana Co.,OH-d10/24/1893 Elkhart Co., IN of Typhoid Fever. (Herald of Truth, Nov. 15, 1893, p358) -m10/6/1864 ,Elkhart,IN (Index to Marriage Record Elkhart Co. 1850-1920 Inclusive Vol. V, Letters u-Z Inclusive 2:248) Mary Catherine Stull b7/5/1842 ,Ashland,OH - d2/4/1903 Oh - Settled in Union Twp.,Elkart Co.,IN
  • Notes: The original town of Foraker was named after Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Harding Co., Ohio and located on the land of Samuel Yoder, which was located 1 mile east and 1 mile south of the present Foraker. The Chicago and Canada Southern Railway bought land from Samuel Yoder & Jonas Kauffman in 1872. Work was started on the Wabash Railroad in 1891. In 1893, Samuel and Jonas died, never seeing a train come through Foraker. The railroad did not want to put the station at Foraker, but a mile west and north, so it was decided to move the town. The new town of Foraker was also built on land of Samuel Yoder once inhabited with frogs the greater portion of the summer season. The old Foraker consisted of one store, which was built and operated by Noah Yoder, son of Samuel Yoder. In the spring of 1893, Noah moved his store on a pair of skids and with the use of horses from Old Foraker to the new Foraker and Noah Kauffman then took charge of the store and run it for some time. (Source: The Foraker Truth, May 1,1925) Burial: Yellow Creek Cem.,Harrison Twp.,Elkhart Co,IN (Intersection of CR38 &CR11, west side of CR11. 4th row, plots 16 & 17 from the N. Roads: Take Hwy 119 S out of Goshen,IN towards Nappanee,IN. Turn Right at the settlement of Southwest on CR11 to the North approx. 2 miles) - YODER - On the 24th of October 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Bro. Samuel J. Yoder, aged 54 years, 6 months and 8 days. Buried on the 26th at Yellow Creek. Funeral services by D. Burkholder, J.S. Lehman and J.S. Coffman. Bro. Yoder was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, was married to sister Mary Stoll, with whom he had three children. He was an earnest, devoted Christian and will be sadly missed. His sickness was of but a few days duration. He died triumphant in the faith. May God comfort the bereaved sister and her family in their great affliction. (Herald of Truth 11/15/1893, p358,359) - YODER -On the 4th of Feb., 1903, in —-, Ohio, Mary Catharine, widow of Samuel J. Yoder, aged 60 Y., 6 M., 29 D. She was born in Ashland Co., O., July 5th 1842. Married Samuel J. Yoder of Columbiana Co., Oct. 6th, 1864. In March 1869 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. Her husband, one child and four grandchildren preceded her to the world beyond. She went on a visit to her friends in Ohio, Dec. 23, 1902. On Jan. 30, 1903, she took sick with epileptic fits, from which she did not recover. Her remains were brought to Indiana and interred at Yellow Creek Mennonite M.H. on Sunday, Feb. 8th. A large number of people attended the funeral. Services by David Burkholder and Geo. Lambert, from 2 Jno. 1:8. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. Four children and four grandchildren survive her. (Herald of Truth 2/19/1903, p63)
  • (Pictures: Mary Catherine Stull Yoder Tombstone; Samuel J. Yoder Tombstone w/Karolyn Roberts, Yellowcreek Cemetery, Union,Elkhart,IN)
  • HL36(12)231- Alpheus Yoder (YB134531) - Eb5/19/1867 ,Columbiana,OH -d1/18/1949 ,Elkhart,IN (Goshen Newspapers 1913-6:303)-m9/17/1893 Elkhart,IN (EL Co. IN Marriages 1862-1957 p301,143) Barbara Pletcher b3/7/1866 Wood Co.,OH - d7/23/1913 near New Paris,Elkhart,IN - Resided by Foraker, IN Burial: Yellow Creek Cem.,Harrison Twp.,Elkhart Co.,IN - Yoder, Alpheus, son of Samuel and Mary (Stull) Yoder, was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, May 19, 1866; passed away at the home of his son Jan. 18, 1949; aged 82 y. 7 m. 29 d. In the spring of 1869 he moved to Indiana with his parents, locating in Elkhart Co., and lived in the Foraker vicinity the rest of his life. On Sept. 17, 1893, he was united in marriage to Barbara Pletcher, who preceded him in death August, 1913. Surviving are one son (Glenn, Elkhart, Ind.), one daughter (Eva-Mrs. Manford Blosser, Foraker, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Cornelius, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Noah, Antigo, Wis.), and other relatives and friends. In young manhood he united with the Salem Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were in charge of F. E. Freed and R. F. Yoder. (Gospel Herald 3/1/1949, p214) - Sister Barbara Yoder, wife of Bro. Alpheus Yoder, died at the home of her parents, Bro and Sister H. P. Pletcher, five miles west of New Paris, Ind., July 23, 1913. She was born in Wood Co., Ohio, Mrach [sic] 7, 1866. She came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1882, where she united with the Mennonite Church in 1891 and lived true to her Christian faith to the close of her earthly life. In 1893 she was united in marriage with Bro. Alpheus Yoder. To this union were born 4 children-two of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, 2 children, Eva and Glen, father, mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral was held on the afternoon of July 25, conducted by Bro. John Bare at the home and Bro. Paul E. Whitmer at the Yellow Creek Church. (Gospel Herald 8/7/1913,p303)
  • (Picture taken by Karolyn Roberts at Yellow Creek Cem., Union,Elkhart,IN)
  • HL36(12)2311-Glen Yoder (YB1345311)E
  • HL36(12)2312-Eva Yoder (YB1345312)E mManford Blosser (Obit of mother)
  • HL36(12)2313- Gracie Yoder (YB1345313)Eb1894 - d5/27/1895 - Aged 8months & 24 days (Tombstone, Burial by parents) - YODER. ­ On the 27th of May, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Gracie, daughter of Alpheus and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 8 m., 24 d. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 29th. Funeral services by Noah Metzler and J. S. Coffman. Text, “Of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Herald of Truth 6/15/1895, p190,191)
  • (Picture taken by Karolyn Roberts at Yellow Creek Cem.,Gracie Yoder, Auther Yoder, Union, Elkhart,IN)
  • HL36(12)2314-Auther Yoder (YB1345314)Ed5/1/1898 Union,Elkhart,IN - Aged 1 yr & 21 days Tombstone, Burial by parents) Note: Both Gracie's & Auther's stones were broken and leaning against the parents stone. Have photo. - -At the residence of brother Henry Pletcher, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, on the 1st of May 1898, Arthur, only son of Alpheus and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 1 year and 21 days. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 3rd of May. Services by N. Metzler and J. F. funk, from Matt. 6:21. - “Go to thy rest, fair child! Go to thy dreamless bed, While yet so gentle, undefiled, With blessings on thy head. - Shall love, with weak embrace, Thy upward wing detain? No! gentle angel seek thy place, Amid the cherub band.” (Herald of Truth 5/15/1898, p156,157)
  • HL36(12)232-Noah Yoder-(YB134532)Eb1/20/1868 Columbiana Co.,OH-d10/3/1953 Antigo,Langlade,WI-(Resided in Foraker, IN and was postmaster as well as building and operating the local Department Store) Following this he married on 10/12/1902 Marshall Co.,IN Susianna Vining (daughter of Minor S. Vining & Rebecca Catharine Stooksberry) Notes: Owned & operated a farm, was a logger at Kempster,Langlade,WI- Note: Noah built and operated the only store, a General Store, in the old town of Foraker. After the railroad decided to build the train station a mile north and a mile west, it was decided that Foraker should be moved to the new site. Noah moved his store on a pair of skids and with the use of horses from Old Foraker to New Foraker. Noah Kauffman then took charge of the store. Work trains began showing up. On April 27, 1893, the first freight train ran over the Wabash-a west bound freight No. 97, had a few cars, old hand brakes, link and pin couplers, and a small engine. (My great-great uncle Nils Svenson invented the car coupler that is still used today, see Mansson Genealogy, Entry ?) On May 30, 1893, the first passenger train Number 54 was run going eastbound. Foraker Station was opened the same year. In 1893, buildings began to pop up everywhere. Noah Yoder erected a new store building on the southwest corner of the junction. Noah operated the general merchandise store for awhile as well as was postmaster in the same building. Another building was erected against his store, and later on Noah took possession of this building, enlarged his store by cutting a large door through the walls between the buildings and throwing both rooms into one store. When Yoder sold out, the door was blocked up and became two stores again. There were living quarters above the store but we don't know if Noah ever lived there. Solomon Miller and Noah Yoder were the main stays at Foraker in its early history. Solomon and Noah erected a building just south of the little old harness shop and after its completion, they put in a stock of buggies and wagons. Later, the building was made into a church. Another friend of Noah's, John Detwiler, had a blacksmith shop just north of the railroad tracks on the west side of Main Street. Detwiler also put up the first dwelling house which ended up being the third house east of the depot. John Detwiler and John Blenis put up a cider mill next to the blacksmith shop and did an enormous business. Later, they sold the business to Noah Yoder who run the cider mill two seasons and then sold out to George Wernitz, who moved the mill. Noah Yoder, John Detwiler, Emmanuel Kime, Lorento Kime, Earl Mishler, and Clarence Mishler then moved to Kempster, Wisconsin. (Sources: The Foraker Truth, v1,nII, May 1, 1925, & April 3, 1925, both issues found under the linoleum of an old house in good condition, only papers left of The Foraker Truth) Burial: Elmwood Cemetery,Antigo,WI (E on Forrest Ave. (S end of Town) off of Hwy 45 approx. 2 miles, S side of road.
  • (Picture taken by Karolyn)
  • HL36(12)233-Cornelius S. Yoder-(YB134533)Eb6/11/1870 near Foraker,Elkhart,IN -d3/ 8or9/1953-m1 1/17/1893 Elkhart,IN 1Anna Weldy b11/26/1873-d5/9/1921 Anna contributed to the 1875 building fund for the Holdeman congregation when several congregations contributed. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p72) - m 9/9/1923 2Ella Rohrer (daughter of John D. & Elizabeth Strycker) b2/27/1880 ,Elkhart,IN -d3/9/1953 ,Elkhart,IN, Burial in Union Cem. I(No children) (Gospel Herald Obit 7/7/1953, p653,654,655) - Yoder, Cornelius S., son of Samuel and Mary (Stull) Yoder, was born near Foraker, Ind., June 11, 1870. He had not been so well for the past six months and passed away on March 8, 1953; aged 82 y. 8 m. 27 d. He we converted in early years and was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, at the time of his death. On Jan. 17, 1893, he married Anna Weldy, who preceded him in death in 1921. One son (Elmer), and an infant daughter also preceded him. On Sept. 9, 1923, he married Ella Rohrer, who survives. Also surviving are a brother (Noah, Antigo, Wis.), 2 sons (Noah, Wakarusa, Ind., and Harold, South Bend, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Church, Nappanee, Ind., conducted by Manford Freed, Homer North, and D. A. Yoder, with burial in the South Union Cemetery. (Gospel Herald 4/28/1953, p405,406) - Sister Anna Weldy, wife of Bro. C. S. Yoder, was born in St. Joseph county, Ind., Nov. 2, 1873; died at her home in Nappanee, Ind., May 9, 1921; aged 47 y. 5 m. 13 d. On Sunday, May 8, Sister Yoder attended Sunday school and church services and took her part as teacher of her class. On the following Monday she went about her work in her usual health when at about 8 o'clock she had a sudden stroke of paralysis which rendered her unconscious. At about 11:30 she expired without regaining consciousness. Her sudden demise was a great shock to all the relatives and friends in the community. She leaves a husband, 3 children (Martha, Noah and Harold) an aged father, and one brother and sister, besides many relatives and friends. Her motherly counsel and care in the home will be greatly missed. Sister Yoder became a member of the Mennonite Church at about 20 years of age and remained faithful to the end. She was always a ready worker in the Church, always finding her place among its various activities. Funeral services were held May 11, from the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, conducted by E. S. Mullet. Text, Matt. 24:44. It was the most largely attended funeral of any held in Nappanee for some time. Interment in the South Union Cemetery. (Gospel Herald 6/2/1921,p174,175)
  • HL36(12)2331-Elmer Jacob Yoder (YB1345331) b7/8/1896 ,,Elkhart,IN - d4/20/1918 ,Elkhart,IN - Em7/21/1917 Florence Ruth Holdeman of Wakarusa,IN - Yoder.-Elmer, son of C. S. Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 8, 1896; died April 20, 1918; aged 21 y. 9 m. 12 d. Bro. Yoder took ill on Wednesday and although the best of medical aid was secured, he continued to fail until his demise the following Saturday. He united with the Mennonite Church at Nappanee, Ind., at about the age of 12 years, to which faith he remained faithful till death. He was always a willing worker in the Church in whatever capacity he could serve. On July 21, 1917, he was united in marriage to Sister Florence Holdeman of Wakarusa, Ind. Besides his companion, he leaves to mourn a father and mother, one sister, and two brothers. Funeral services at the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., and in charge of Brethren E. S. Mullet and S. L. Weldy. It was one of the largest funerals held in Nappanee for some time. May the Lord bless the bereaved relatives and friends. (Gospel Herald 5/9/1918, p111,112)
  • HL33(12)23311 - Elmer J. Yoder (H VIp134)
  • HL36(12)2332-Martha Ellen Yoder (YB1345332) babt1902 IN - dabt1990 Em12/8/1917 IN (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p84) John Ohlen Smeltzer (H V1 p134) babt1900 IN - dabt 1985 - J. Ohlen was drafted in during the World War I and spent time in prison as a “C.O.” John was given a rough time in camp, and he served time at Ft. Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p84)
  • HL36(12)2333-Noah C. Yoder (YB1345333)EmRuth Enders
  • HL3(12)23331 - John C. Yoder
  • HL36(12)2334-Harold E. Yoder (YB1345334) EmElla Flory
  • HL3(12)23341 - Evelyn Yoder
  • HL36(12)2335-Viola Yoder (YB1345335)E
  • HL36(12)234- John S. Yoder (YB134534)-Eb12/8/1872 Union Twp.,Elkhart Co.,IN-d12/24/1872 Elkhart Co.,IN (Herald of Truth, Mar.1873,p62) bur: East Yellow Creek Cem. East side of CR11. Row 13, 9th plot from N end. (Inscription: John, son of S. & M. C. Yoder, D. Dec. 24, 1872, age 16d) (Record of The Old Yellow Creek Cemetery, Entry 286) December 24th, in Elkhart county, Ind., JOHN S, son of Samuel and Mary Yoder, aged 16 days. Services by C. and J. M. Christophel. (Herald of Truth 3/1873/p62)
  • (Picture: John S. Yoder Tombstone, Old Yellowcreek Cem., Union,Elkhart,IN taken by K. Roberts)
  • HL36(12)235-Gertrude Mary Yoder (YB134535) (adopted) -Eb5/5/1878- d6/8/1907 Union,Elkhart,IN - mOliver Anglemoyer - Anglemoyer.-On the 8th of June, 1907, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Sister Gertrude M. Anglemoyer, adopted daughter of Samuel J. and Mary C. Yoder and wife of Oliver Anglemoyer. She was the mother of five children four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Her sorrowing husband and infant child survive to mourn her early death. Sister Anglemoyer was converted and united with the Mennonite church some years ago, and lived a consistent Christian life. May the Lord console the bereaved husband and relatives, and grant them a blessed reunion in the rest which remaineth for the people of God. Services were conducted by George Lambert. REMARKS.—For some cause the above notice was mislaid and forgotten, for which I kindly ask forbearance. G.L. (Herald of Truth 10/17/1907, p388)
  • HL36(12)24-Jacob H. Yoder (YB13454) -N -b8/30/1841 OH-d2/5/1905 Leetonia,,Columbiana,OH - m2/14/1867 Mahoning Co.,OH - Elizabeth Lesher b9/30/1842 ,Franklin,PA - d11/15/1927 near Leetonia,Columbiana,OH - Yoder, On Feb. 5, 1905, at his home in Columbiana, O., Jacob H. Yoder; aged 63 Y., 5 M., 6 D. Bro. Yoder was afflicted with diabetes during the summer, but was able to be about his work until almost December, when a complication of diseases set in and his condition grew worse. On New Year Day he met with us in Sunday school and church services for the last time. He gradually grew weaker until the end came. Bro. Yoder was a faithful member of the Leetonia congregation for many years and his seat in God's house was seldom vacant. He was also actively engaged in Sunday school work and was, with one exception, the oldest teacher in the congregation. He will be greatly missed in the church as well as in the home. He is survived by his wife, a son, a brother, three sisters and many friends. Funeral at the Leetonia M. H., on Feb. 7th, conducted by D. S. Lehman from Acts 9:36, 37, and Allen Rickert from John 14:1, 2. The house was filled to overflowing by those who came to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved. The friends have the sympathy of their many friends in this sad hour of bereavement. P. N. (Herald of Truth 2/16/1905,p56) - Elizabeth Lesher Yoder was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Sept. 30, 1842; died at her late home with her son Levi, near Leetonia, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1927; aged 85 y. 1 m. 15 d. She was the fourth in a family of twelve children, all of whom preceded her in death, excepting Christian and Joseph Lesher. When she was yet quite young, her father and mother with their family moved from Franklin Co., Pa., to the home now occupied by Christ and Harman Lesher, where she grew to womanhood. On Feb. 14, 1867, she was united in marriage to Jacob H. Yoder. In this capacity Sister Yoder proved herself a sympathetic and helpful companion, cheerfully sharing the many sacrifices for the best interests of home, community and church. Two sons were born to this union; namely, Levi (with whom she was living) and Daniel who at the age of 5 preceded her in death. Since the death of her husband, which occurred 22 years ago, she lived in widowhood. Sister Yoder with her husband united with the Mennonite Church many years ago, both remaining faithful till bidden by the death messenger to go to their eternal home. Sister Yoder comes from a sturdy Pennsylvania family. She held a vital interest in the church and community. Her memory which served her remarkably well to the last, enabled her to intelligently converse with those whose good fortune it was to come in contact with her. She was ready to go, and was looking for the evening star to appear. Brief funeral services were held at the home and at the Leetonia, Ohio, Mennonite Church in charge of A. J. Steiner, I. B. Witmer, and David Lehman. Text, Jno. 11:25, 26. Burial in the Leetonia Mennonite Cemetery. (Gospel Herald 12/8/1927, p799,800)
  • HL36(12)241 - Daniel Yoder - dOct. 5, 1874 at age 5 (Obits of Mother, Elizabeth Lesher Yoder & brother Levi Yoder)
  • HL36(12)242 - Levi Yoder (YB134541) b8/13/1870 near Leetonia,Columbiana,OH - d1937 - m6/1/1915 Mary Witmer b8/16/1872 near NorthLima,OH - d4/22/1922 near NorthLima,OH (no children) - Yoder, Levi, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lesher) Yoder, was born near Leetonia, 0., Aug. 13, 1870; died at the home of his brother-in-law, Bishop A. J. Steiner, following a few days illness from heart trouble and other complications; aged 66 y. 6 m. 5 d. He was the only surviving member of the family, his father preceding him in death Feb. 5, 1905, his mother, Nov. 5, 1927, and one brother (Daniel), Oct. 5, 1874. He was united in marriage to Mary Whitmer of North Lima, 0., June 1, 1915, who also preceded him in death April 22, 1922. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man, with which church he held his membership till death. He had a very tender conscience and a sincere desire to be true to the Lord in every endeavour for right. He served the Leetonia Mennonite Church as a trustee for many years and contributed freely to all enterprises of Church work, especially in lines of missions and charities. In the morning of the day he died he conversed cheerfully with those who were caring for him, saying that the doctor had told him some time ago that in one of these heart attacks he is liable to go, but smilingly remarked, “That does not worry me.” He appeared ready to go. In a few hours he drifted into unconsciousness and shortly after midnight he passed on to his eternal reward, It may be a point of interest to his many friends to hear that he, through a will, remembered the three Mennonite churches locally with a liberal donation, as well as the General Mission Board, Goshen College, and Orphans' Home at West Liberty, 0. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church Feb. 21, 1937, with Brethren S. A. Yoder, I. B. Witmer, and David Lehman in charge. Burial in adjoining cemetery. - Mary Eva Yoder, nee Whitmer, was born Aug. 16, 1872, near North Lima Ohio; died near the same place April 22, 1922; aged 49 y. 8 m. 6 d. In June 1915, she was married to Levi Yoder of Leetonia, Ohio. In a little less than seven years this union was broken by her death. She is survived by her husband, mother-in-law, aged father, one brother (Paul E. Whitmer) and one sister (Mrs. A. J. Steiner, Bishop) and five nephews, besides many other friends and relatives. Mary was a constant sufferer for more than a year but was able to care for herself most of the time until a few days before her death. During this long period of suffering she found her Savior increasingly precious to her and the source of her strength and hope, who alone made her suffering bearable. She was fully resigned to her Master's will relative to her sickness and death. She took a great interest in every one, especially her family, friends and relatives including her five nephews. Funeral at the Midway Church, Brethren I. W. Royer and I. B. Witmer officiating. Text, Psa. 34:19. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 5/11/1922, p127)
  • HL36(12)25 -John H. Yoder (YB13455)-N -b5/21/1844 ,Columbiana,OH-d11/12/1921 age 77 single - John Yoder was born in Columbiana Co., O., May 21, 1844; died at the home of Wm. Compton, near the same place, Nov. 12, 1921; aged 77 y. 5 m. 21 d. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death and 1 sister (Mary) remains to mourn his departure. He was afflicted with blindness about six years, but enjoyed reasonable health until the last. Death came suddenly caused by heart trouble. He was a member of the Wisler Mennonite Church. He was very charitable, ready to help those in need. Funeral services at the Leetonia Church in charge of Brethren Daniel Martin, I. B. Witmer and Jacob Burkhart. Text, Luke, 19:10. Interment in nearby cemetery. (Gospel Herald 1/26/1922, p846,847)
  • HL36(12)26 -Sarah Yoder (YB13456) -N -b7/13/1846 OH-d4/16/1916 single Nold Cem.,OH
  • HL36(12)27 -Mary Yoder (YB13457) -N -b5/10/1849 OH-d9/1925-Nold Cem.,OH
  • HL36(12)3 - Susanna (Susan) Hoover (Huber) babt 1815 (Files of Joseph Hoover) (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) Resided in Columbiana Co.,OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)4 - Catherine Hoover (Huber) babt1818 Greene Twp.,Franklin,PA (IGI Record) - mJacob Stouffer (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) b1815 (Files of Joseph Hoover) Resided in Mahoning Co., OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)5 - Samuel Hoover (Huber) b8/19/1819 Green,Franklin,PA (Files of Joseph Hoover) -d6/25/1870 (Aged 50y10m6d) - mMary Ann ? - b4/7/1828-d7/9/1859 (Age 31y3m2d) (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) Resided in Elkhart Co., IN. Burial: East Yellow Creek Cem., Row 12 (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 255, 254)
  • HL3(12)51 - Susanna Hoover b1842 (Files of Joseph Hoover)
  • HL3(12)52 - John W. Hoover babt 1844 (Files of Joseph Hoover)
  • HL3(12)53 - David W. Hoover babt1845 (Files of Joseph Hoover)
  • HL3(12)54 - Jonas R. Hoover (Files of Joseph Hoover)
  • HL3(12)55 - Infant Hoover d4/15/1851- Burial: East Yellow Creek Cem. Row 13 (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 280)
  • HL36(12)6 - Frances (Frana) Hoover (Huber) (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) b1820 Mahoning,OH - Resided in Elkhart Co., IN (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)7 - Deacon Daniel Hoover (Huber) Fb9/14/1821 ,Franklin,PA (AFN:10K7-14Q) Greene Twp.,Franklin, PA-d2/9/1884 Harrison,Elkhart,IN - m9/1851 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN 1Rebecca Shank b4/28/1830 Mahoning,OH Files of Joseph Hoover) (Daughter of Michael Shank & Frances Beam) (AFN: 10K7-13J) - d7/28/1867 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) (37y3m) Mennonite Deacon for Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Ordained 1/1/1887 (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p41) Note: The family homestead is SE of the 1912 and the 1970 Yellow Creek Meetinghouses, on the NE corner of County Roads 38 & 11. Many people had been guests in the home over the years, therefore, many horses had been stabled in the barn where they munched the deacon's oats. On April 9th, 1983, fire completely destroyed the barn on this historic site. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p56) Grandson Ira J. Yoder said “The barn's identity as a landmark” was destroyed. Ira was Yellow Creek's longtime historian. He spoke at the 100 year celebration on October 21, 1945. p44) Married 6/18/1874 Harrison Twp.,Elkart,IN 2Nancy Myers (Ancestry Com Files) E b9/21/1845 Greensburg, Putnam,OH (Files of Joseph Hoover) - d8/15/1922 Chicago,Cook,IL (Parents of Nancy were Joseph D. Myers& Elizabeth Shank, moved to Elkhart Co., IN in 1855) (AFN: ZVD9-8M) Burial: Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN. Daniel contributed to the building fund at Holdeman in 1875, when several congregations were giving. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p72) Daniel& Rebecca had seven children; Daniel & Nancy had four children. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - Hoover. - On the 9th of Feb. in Harrison, Elkhart county, Indiana of lung fever. Bro. Daniel Hoover, aged 62 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was born in Franklin county, Pa., and in 1826 ** removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, form which place he went to Elkhart, Indiana in 1855. Sept.1851 he was married to Rebecca Shenk, who died on the 28th of July 1857. In June 1874 he was married the second time to Nancy Myers who survives him. He leaves six children from the first wife and four from the second. He united with the Mennonite Church, one year after his first marriage. He was ordained to the office of deacon about the year 1877, in which capacity her served to the time of his death. He was an earnest, member of the church and steadfast in the faith. In his death the church, the family and the neighborhood has lost one who will be greatly missed and we hope he has gone to receive the reward of those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Funeral services were held in the Yellow Creek Church on the 12th by J. A. Beutler, H. Shaum, and J. F. Funk from Phil. 21:24 (Herald of Truth 9/1867, p143) - .Elkhart Co., Indiana, on the 28th of July, of typhoid fever, sister REBECCA, wife of Daniel HOOVER, aged 37 years and three months. An aged mother, a fond husband and six children, and a large concourse of relatives and friends followed her to the grave. She suffered much during her sickness, which she bore with patience and resignation; though at times her mind was much bewildered, she still seemed to have a firm reliance on God and a well-grounded hope. It was my privilege to visit her during her illness, but found her so feeble that it was thought she could not be spoken to with profit. She recognized me and seemed glad to see me, and after I had bid her farewell and left the room, she called for me again, desiring to hear words of admonition. Her funeral sermon was preached by J. M. Christophel, Daniel Brundage, and the writer, from Isa 38:17. (Herald of Truth 9/1867,p143) --Nancy Myers was born in Putnam County, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1845; died at Chicago, Ill., Aug. 15, 1922; aged 76 y. 10 m. 24 d. She came to Elkhart County in the year 1865 and has made this county her home continuously since that date. On June 18, 1874 she was united in marriage with Daniel Hoover, to which union were born 4 sons (Joseph, David, John and Ezra), all of whom survive her. She is also survived by 2 step-daughters and 2 step-sons (Sarah Weaver, Columbiana County, O., and Anna Christophel, Michael S. and Daniel Hoover, Elkhart County, Ind.), 3 sisters (Fannie and Barbara Myers, Putnam County, O., and Sophia E. Crow of Detroit, Mich.), 33 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband and two step-sons (Jacob S. and Noah S. Hoover) preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in her young womanhood, and affiliated with the Yellow Creek congregation. She has been a faithful and consistent member of this congregation since that time until her death. Funeral services held at the Yellow Creek Church Aug. 17, conducted by J. F. Funk and D. A. Yoder. Text, Psa. 90:10. (Gospel Herald 8/31/1922, p431)
  • HL36(12)71 - Jacob S. Hoover b6/2/1853 Mahoning Co.,OH - d1/24/1921 - m1883 IN Martha (Mattie) Landis (AFN:10K7-9NF) d1911 - Jacob S. Hoover was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, June 2, 1853; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. R. Purdy, Palmyra, Mich., Jan. 24, 1921; aged 67 y. 7 m. 22 d. At the age of two years he moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood. In 1882 he went to Kansas where he spent all but a few of the remaining years of his life, teaching school and farming near Canton, Kans. In 1883 he was married to Martha Landis, who preceded him in 1911. To this union four children were born (Mrs. Blanche H. Purdy, Mabel Hoover, and Mary Hoover, and Walter L.) Beside these he leaves three grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, an aged step-mother, four half-brothers, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. At his request he was laid to rest in the Yellow Creek Cemetery, Elkhart Co., Ind. He lived an active, unassuming life, always interested in helping those less fortunate than himself. (Gospel Herald 3/24/1921, p1030,1031)
  • HL36(12)711 - Blanch H. Hoover babt1878 IN (AFN:10K7-BK0) - m? Purdy (Obit of father)
  • HL36(12)712 - Mabel Hoover babt 1878 IN (AFN:10K7-9R2)
  • HL36(12)713 - Mary Hoover babt 1879 IN (AFN:10K7-9S8)
  • HL36(12)714 - Walter L. Hoover babt 1879 IN (AFN:10K7-9Tg)

HL36(12)72 - Deacon Noah S. Hoover N.S.) b2/15/1855 Mahoning Co.,OH -d4/22/1913 ,Elkhart,OH - m3/19/1882 Sarah A. Kreider b3/6/1853 Medina Co.,OH - d11/10/1932 - Noah came to Elkhart Co. with his folks in 1855. He united with the Yellow Creek Congregation in 1883. Ordained minister 11/12/1898 at Yellow Creek. Mennonites,” p64)(The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p41) Was a S.S. Superintendant. Bur: Harrison Twp.,Elkhart, IN(Family Picture located in the book of “The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p64) - Noah S. Hoover was born in Mahoning Co., O., Feb. 15, 1855; died Apr. 22, 1913; aged 58 y. 2 m. 7 d. In the summer of 1855 he moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he resided until his death. On March 19, 1882, he was united in marriage to Sarah A. Kreider of Medina Co., Ohio. To this union were born 3 children-Anna, William, and Ada-all of whom survive him. In 1883 he united with the Mennonite Church, and about 4 years later was ordained to the office of deacon. He was zealous and active in the discharge of his duties, having the welfare of the Church always before him. He was very self-sacrificing, spending much time and thought for the welfare of others. He was always grateful for the prayers and sympathies of the Church in his behalf. During his sickness of nearly a year he suffered much but bore it with patience and trust in his heavenly Father. His family and friends were always greeted with an affectionate smile even amid his suffering. Besides his family he leaves a step-mother, 7 brothers, 2 sisters, and many friends to mourn their loss. He was a good husband, a kind father, and a helpful brother and he will be greatly missed in the family, the church and the whole community. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Church by Jonas Loucks, J. K. Bixler, and J. S. Hartzler. Text, I Thes. 4:13, 14. (Gospel Herald 5/8/1913, p95) - Sarah A. (Kreider) Hoover was born in Medina Co., Ohio, March 6, 1853; died Nov. 10, 1932 (of heart trouble and complications) aged 79 y. 8 m. 4 d. In 1882 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On March 19, 1882, she was united in marriage to Noah S. Hoover of Elkhart Co., Ind. They took up their residence in Harrison Tp., and resided in this vicinity until death. He husband preceded her in death nearly 20 years. She leaves 3 children (Anna, J. Wm. and Ada now Mrs. Abram Hartman) and 8 grandchildren, all residing at or near home. Besides the immediate family she is survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister (Dr. M. K. Kreider and Dr. W. B. Kreider of Goshen, Ind., Pre. J. M. Kreider of Wadsworth, Ohio, J. H. Kreider of Porterville, Calif., and Mrs. D. S. Hoover of Goshen, Ind.) and many other relatives and friends. Her early life was spent in teaching school. Since her conversion she was always interested in the activities of the Church, her husband having served as deacon for a number of years. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her recent sickness was of short duration and borne with patience, but with a desire to depart and be at rest. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church conducted by D. A. Yoder, Jonas Loucks, and C. A. Shank. (Gospel Herald 11/24/1932, p734,735)

  • HL36(12)721 - Ada Hoover b5/27/1890 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN - d7/25/1977 Goshen,Elkhart,IN E- m1/1/1916 Deacon Abram Hartman (son of Peter S. Hartman & Anna Weldy) b7/9/1890 ,Elkhart,IN - d5/8/1964 Goshen,Elkhart,IN - Ordained minister 1938 at Yellow Creek (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,p41) (Picture located in book of “The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p59) - - Ada M., daughter of Noah S. and Sarah (Kreider) Hoover, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 27, 1890; died following cancer surgery, at Goshen, Ind., July 25, 1977; aged 87 y. On Jan. 1, 1916, she was married to Abram Hartman, who died on May 8, 1964. Surviving are 2 daughters (Vesta-Mrs. Earl Weaver, and Doris-Mrs. Dale Reinhardt), 4 sons (Lowell, Lester, Ira, and Paul), 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Anna Bollman). She was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 27, in charge of Bob Detweiler; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery (Gospel Herald 9/27/1977, p734) - Hartman, Abraham, son of Peter S. and Anna (Weldy) Hartman, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 9, 1890; died at Goshen, Ind., May 8, 1964; aged 73 y. 9 m. 29 d. On Jan. 1, 1916, he was married to Ada Hoover, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Vesta - Mrs. Earl Weaver, Lowell, Lester, Paul, Doris - Mrs. Dale Reinhart, and Ira), one brother (John), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Christophel, Mrs. Amanda Yoder, and Mrs. Emma Hartman), 27 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. On May 22, 1938, he was ordained as deacon to serve the Yellow Creek congregation. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek, May 11, in charge of Jerry Weaver and John D. Zehr. (Gospel Herald 6/2/1961, p478,479,480)
  • HL36(12)722 - Anna Hoover b11/17/1884 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart INE (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p41) - m11/7/1946 Harvey G. Bollman (son of George Bollman & Lucinda Holderbaum) b10/14/1883 near Nappanee,Marshall,IN - d9/29/1969 Elkhart General Hosp.,IN - Note: Anna lived to be around 100 years of age. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41) - Bollman.,Harvey G., son of George and Lucinda (Holderbaum) Bollman, was born in Marshall Co., near Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 14, 1883; died at the Elkhart ( Ind.) General Hospital, of a heart condition, Sept. 29, 1969; aged 85 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Oct. 13, 1906, he was married to Carrie Mullet, who died Nov. 1, 1944. On Nov. 7, 1946, he married Anna Hoover, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roy), 4 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter (Ruby). He was a member of the North Main Street Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, with Homer North and Norman Lyndaker officiating; interment in the South Union Cemetery. (Gospel Herald 10/28/1969, p951,952)
  • HL36(12)723 - William Hoover b6/22/1886 - d3/31/1934 ,Elkhart,IN - m12/22/1917 Celesta Kauffman - Hoover.-J. William, son of Noah S. and Sarah (Kreider) Hoover, was born June 22, 1886, died March 31, 1934; aged 47 y. 9 m. 9 d. At the age of about 2 years he moved with his parents to the present home, Elkhart Co., Ind., where he resided ever since. On Dec. 22, 1917, he was united in marriage with Celesta Kauffman, who, with two children (Mary and Lloyd) are left with cherished memories of an affectionate, loving husband and father. He is also survived by two sisters (Anna Hoover, also living on the parental home, Ada-Mrs. Abram Hartman of Goshen, Ind.). He united with the Mennonite Yellow Creek Church at the age of 14 years. He was always very conscientious and even during the time of his failing health he showed an interest and a concern about the things of God and the Church. He served as S. S. Supt. or as a teacher for many years. His place during church services was seldom vacant. Although his health failed about a year ago, he was still much concerned about his family and assisted in the daily chores until suddenly, on the morning of the 31st, he passed away about 7 hours later. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by Jonas Loucks and D. A. Yoder. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5-The living hope. (Gospel Herald 4/12/1934, p46,47)
  • HL36(12)7231 - Ira HooverE b1925 Member of the Mennonite Youth Fellowship at Yellow Creek Church,Elkhart,IN (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p47) (Picture located in the book of “The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p63)
  • HL36(12)7232 - Mary HooverE of Harrison Twp,Elkhart,IN mVirgil C. WeaverE - Virgil and Mary were 1925 Members of the Mennonite Youth Fellowship at Yellow Creek Church,Elkhart,IN (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p47)- Ordained minister by lot on October 6, 1935. Virgil was concerned with reaching the young people, as well as preaching the word to the whole congregation. He served until 1942. He was rated as one of the state's beset gurnsey dairymen. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p43)
  • HL36(12)73 - Sarah Hoover b8/10/1857 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (AFN:10K7-B2V) - d5/29/1941 Goshen,Elkhart,IN - m1/2/1879 Benjamin L. Weaver (son of David & Leah Weaver) b6/6/1850 (AFN:10K7-B1N) of ,Columbiana,OH - d1/7/1937 Washingtonville,,OH - Lived in Salem,Columbiana,OH (Obit of Anna Christophel) - WEAVER, Sarah, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Shank) Hoover, was born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 10, 1857; departed this life at the home of her niece, Mrs. Leander Weldy of Goshen, Ind., May 29, 1941; aged 83 y. 9 m. 19 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful. She was a regular attendant at services till she became ill last Sept. 10. Since that time she was bedfast, but was very considerate of others and very patient. She was united in marriage to Benjamin L. Weaver of Columbiana, O., on Ja. 2, 1879. Those left to mourn her departure are: 1 brother, M. S. Hoover of Nappanee, Ind. (who died 40 hours later at the Elkhart General Hospital), 2 half brothers, David M. Hoover of Elkhart, and Ezra M. Hoover of New Paris, Ind.; also a number of nephews, nieces and a host of relatives and friends. Three brothers, Jacob S., Noah S., and Daniel S. Hoover, and 1 sister Anna (Hoover) Christophel, and 2 half brothers, Joseph and John Hoover preceded her in death. Since the death of her husband on Jan. 7, 1937 she has made her home with her nephews and nieces. On Sept. 10 she suffered a stroke and since then has been with her niece at Goshen, Ind., where her patience and thoughtfulness of others endeared her to all who met her. Since Mr. and Mrs. Weaver had no children they took an unusually thoughtful interest in their nephews and nieces, who will greatly miss her. The many Bible quotations learned throughout her life were a great comfort to her during her illness. On May 31 brief services were conducted at the home by Bro. William Ramer and further services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Frame Church by Bros. Virgil Weaver and Paul Hoover. Following this service the remains were taken to the home of Bro. John Horst of near Washingtonville, O. Here short services were conducted by Bro. Christ Martin of Shippensburg, Pa., and further services were conducted at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church of which she was a member, by Bros. Daniel Witmer and David Wenger. Interment in adjoining cemetery.(Gospel Herald 6/19/1941, p262,263) - Weaver, Benjamin L., son of David and Leah Weaver, was born June 6, 1850; died at his home near Washingtonville, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1937; aged 86 y. 7 m. 1 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his early manhood, uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. He was greatly concerned about the welfare of the Church leaving a bright testimony in his dying hours. He was united in marriage to Sarah Hoover of Goshen, Ind., Jan. 2, 1879. Those left to mourn his departure are his deeply bereft widow, 1 nephew, 7 nieces, and a host of. relatives and friends. Two brothers (Jacob L. and David L.) preceded him in death. After brief services at the house, further services were conducted at the Pleasantview Mennonite Church by Bros. I. B. Snyder, D. C. Witmer, and Benj. Good. Texts, Psa. 116 :15; Job 5:26. Interment in adjoining cemetery. “Brother, thou art sweetly resting, Here thy toils and cares are o'er; Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, Never can distress thee more.” (Gospel Herald 1/28/1937, vXXIX, n44, p942,943,944)
  • HL36(12)74 - Anna Hoover Eb10/15/1859 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN -d8/25/1936 Elkhart,IN - m1/18/1885 Bishop Jacob W. Christophel (son of John and Elizabeth (Reed) Christophel) b7/23/1856 near Wakarusa,Elkhart, IN -d1/11/1937 Elkhart,IN - Ordained as minister on 7/23/1893; Ordination as Bishop at Yellow Creek 4/28/1918; 43 1/2 years service at Yellow Creek Church. Jacob had a quiet effectiveness, open-minded, kind, & was gracious. Signed disfellowship papers of Daniel Brenneman telling Daniel to please return and acknowledge your error. Given Oversight over Nappanee Congregation. Burial: Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN Source: The Yellow Creek Mennonites (Picture located in the book of “The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p63) Christophel-Jacob W., son of John and Elizabeth (Reed) Christophel, was born July 23, 1856, near Wakarusa, Ind. About 53 years ago he was converted, united with the Mennonite Church, and became a member of the Yellow Creek Congregation. On Jan. 18, 1885 he was united in marriage to Anna Hoover of Elkhart Co., Ind. To this union 3 children were born: Elizabeth (Mrs. Leander Weldy) of Goshen, Elmer H. (living at home) and Allen B., who preceded him in death. On Jan. 11, 1893, he was called to the ministry by his home congregation which he served until called home. In 1918 he was called to the office of bishop, and was given the oversight of the Nappanee, Salem, and Yellow Creek congregations. As a minister and as a bishop he always endeavored to render the best possible service to the brotherhood under his care. His constant desire was to labor as a servant rather than as one exercising authority, with the thought that obedience should be rendered because of faithful teaching and understanding of the Word rather than because of harsh discipline, desiring that the Church might prosper and become more God-like. It was often said of Bro. Christophel. that when some one came to him for advice the person always was given something helpful and worth while. His chief concern and burden was the welfare of the churches in his charge, and he labored to the end that they might prosper and live in peace. He was a kind and loving father and will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances. Only those who knew him best could understand his burdens and sorrows, as he devotedly and unselfishly labored for the unity and welfare of the church and community. After an illness of but a few days duration he peacefully fell to sleep Jan. 11, 1937; aged 80 y. 5 m. 19 d. His companion preceded him Aug. 25, 1936. He leaves his daughter (Elizabeth), a son (Elmer), 3 grandchildren and 3 sisters (Mrs. Hanna Smith, Mrs. Harriet Blosser, and Sarah Christophel), all of near Wakarusa. One granddaughter preceded him. The church, the community comprising a host of friends unite with the family sharing their …— part missing (Gospel Herald 1/28/1937,VXXIX, n44,p942,3,4) -Anna, wife of Bishop J. W. Christophel, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 15, 1859; died Aug. 25, 1936; aged 76 y. 10 m. 10 d. On Jan. 18, 1885 she was united in marriage to Jacob W. Christophel. To this union were born 3 children: Elizabeth (Mrs. Leander Weldy of Goshen, Ind.), Elmer, living at home; and Allen B., who preceded her in death four years ago. She also leaves 3 grandchildren (Mrs. Frances Christophel Stauffer and Warren Christophel, at the home, and Verna Mae Weldy of Goshen). One granddaughter (Mildred Weldy) preceded her in death. She leaves 1 sister (Mrs. B. L. Weaver of Salem, Ohio) and 3 brothers (Michael S. Hoover of Nappanee, Ind.; David M. Hoover of Elkhart, Ind.; and Ezra M. Hoover of New Paris, Ind.). She lived all her life in the vicinity of her birth and for 45 years lived in the home where she died. She united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church about 55 years ago and for 43 years shared with her husband the duties of a minister and the last 18 years the additional duties which fall to the bishop's wife. She had been ill for about eight weeks but was bedfast only ten days. During these days of distress she was patient in her suffering, very considerate of those who cared for her, and was fully resigned to the course that lay before her. She was a loving wife, a kind mother, and will be missed by her many friends and acquaintances. To those who knew her best she was an unselfish friend who was more interested in the welfare of others than of her own, truly exemplifying the truth expressed in the motto “Others.” Funeral services were conducted at the home by Jonas Loucks and at the Church by A. L. Buzzard, S. C. Yoder, and D. A. Yoder. Burial in the cemetery near by. (Gospel Herald Obits 9/17/1936 V.XXIX,n25,p543) (Picture of Jacob Christopel Family)
  • HL36(12)741 - Elmer H. Christophel E b9/5/1888 Harrison,Elkhart,IN (Obit of Jacob) - d6/4/1964 ,Elkhart,IN - m12/10/1901 Mary Hartman - Christophel, Elmer H., son of Jacob and Anna (Hoover) Christophel, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 5, 1888; died in Elkhart Co., June 4, 1964; aged 75 y. 8 m. 30 d. On Dec. 10, 1901, he was married to Mary Hartman, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Frances - Mrs. Earl Stauffer and Warren), a sister (Mrs. Leander Weldy), 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Yellow Creek Church, where funeral services were held June 7, in charge of Sanford C. Yoder and Lawrence Klippenstein. (Gospel Herald 6/30/1964, p566,567)
  • HL36(12)7411 - Frances Christophel mEarl Stauffer (Obit of Anna)
  • HL36(12)7412 - Warren Christophel (Obit of Anna)
  • HL36(12)742 - Elizabeth (Lizzie) Christophel E bHarrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN - m11/17/1906 Leander A. Weldy (son of Jacob Weldy & Hannah Null) b12/27/1880 near Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN - d9/17/1954 Goshen,Elkhart,IN - Weldy, Leander A., son of Jacob and Hannah (Null) Weldy, was born Dec. 27, 1880, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died Sept. 17, 1954, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 73 y. 8m. 20 d. On Nov. 17, 1906, he was married to Elizabeth Christophel who survives him. To them were born 2 daughters (Mildred, who preceded her father in death in 1933, and Verna-Mrs. Kenneth Mullet, of Middlebury, Ind.). Also surviving are a foster son (John Rohrer of Elkhart), one sister (Mrs. Frank Hartman of Cincinnati, Ohio), one brother (Timothy, of Milford, Ind.), 2 grandchildren and 2 foster grandchildren. He became a Christian in youth and continued throughout his life. He was in declining health for some months, but his serious illness was of short duration. The funeral services at the Yellow Creek Church were in charge of D. A. Yoder, Levi C. Hartzler, and John H. Mosemann. Interment was in the Yellow Creek Cemetery (Gospel Herald 11/9/1954, p1078,1079)
  • HL36(12)7421 - Verna Mae Weldy (Obit of Anna) - mKenneth Mullet of Middlebury,IN
  • HL36(12)7422 - Mildred Marie Weldy - b7/13/1909 Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN - d1/8/1933 Goshen,Elkhart,IN (Obit of Leander) WELDY, MILDRED MARIE Weldy, daughter of Leander and Elizabeth Weldy, was born July 13, 1909, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died Jan. 8, 1933, at the home of her parents in Goshen, Ind.; aged 23 y. 6 m. 25 d. Death was caused by a complication of diseases, following an earlier attack of influenza. Although confined to her bed for sixteen weeks, she never murmured nor complained, but frequently expressed a desire to pass on and be freed from her suffering. When death finally came she realized what was happening and was ready to go. Besides her parents she leaves 1 sister (Verna Mae, at home), 1 foster brother (John Rohr of Goshen), 3 grandparents (Jacob Weldy of Wakarusa, and Mr. And Mrs. J.W. Christophel of Goshen), and many other relatives and friends. Mildred united with the Mennonite Church when thirteen years old and continued faithful to her profession until death. During the last few years she assisted in the Cradle Roll Department of the College Sunday school, in which she was much interested, and where her work was much appreciated. She is a graduate from the Academy Department of Goshen College, and for the past years was employed in the Woolworth Store at Goshen. A note left by Mildred, dated July 25, shows us that she was looking into the future at that time. It reads as follows: “The greatest importance in our family just now is Uncle Allen's (referring to Allen Christophel) sudden death. It just doesn't seem true. Yet looking at it from every angle it seems to be for the best. We must reconcile ourselves to it and fall in line and be ready.” Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. S.C. Yoder, who also conducted the service at the Yellow Creek Church, assisted by D A. Yoder. “Mildred has fallen asleep- Beautiful rest for the weary, Well-deserved rest for the true. When our life's journey has ended We shall again be with you.” (Gospel Herald 2/9/1933, p974,975)
  • HL36(12)743 - Allen B. Christophel Eb7/31/1892 bnear Wakarusa, Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN -d7/20/1932 Allen was ordained on 3/30/1924. Single - He was author of an article of the of the History of the Yellow Creek Congregation published in Aug. of 1932, Christian Monitor. David was imprisoned in the Penitentary at Ft. Leavenworth, KS as an conscientious objector to military service during WWI. (Obit of Jacob) ­ Allen B., son of Jacob and Anna Christophel, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., July 31, 1892; died July 20, 1932; aged 39 y. 11 m. 19 d. For a number of years he suffered with neuritis, but the last few months apparently had shown some improvement. On the morning of his death he performed some of the routine work about the home and afterward took water to the field for the harvest hands. While waiting for one of the men who had not yet arrived, Allen decided to help shock oats until he came. He had set up only a few shocks of grain when he was stricken with heart failure and death followed almost immediately. Bro. Christophel was converted during a series of meetings held by Bro. S. G. Shetler in the early part of 1912 and in the spring of the same year he united with the Mennonite Church and the Yellow Creek congregation. He took his place in the work of the Church wherever called, and in the year 1916 he went to work in the publishing House at Scottdale, Pa., which position he held until he was called to camp during the World War. While there he was one of those who stood for the principle of nonresistance and suffered imprisonment for his faith. After the war he returned to Scottsdale and served there several more years. In March, 1924, the Yellow Creek congregation called him to the work of the ministry, which position he faithfully filled until his death. He preached his last sermon at the Emma Church near Topeka on Sunday evening, July 17. Text, Jno. 5: 39. At the age of 19 he began teaching in the public schools of his home community, which profession he followed, with the exception of 5 years, until his death. His summers were spent either on the farm or in school in preparation for his chosen profession. All his teaching was in the township of his birth. He leaves his parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 nephew, 2 nieces, and a host of friends. The Church has lost a loving minister who had her welfare at heart; the community, one who was interested in them; the schools, a teacher of sterling worth and character; the young people, one who was vitally interested in their welfare socially, morally, and spiritually. About 1300 people gathered at the Yellow Creek Church on July 22 where the funeral services were conducted by Jonas Loucks, S. C. Yoder, and D. A. Yoder. Text, I Cor. 15: 54-58. An overflow meeting was held in the church near by in charge of C. A. Shank and Oscar Hostetler. May God comfort the bereft friends and raise up one to preach the Gospel in his stead. (Gospel Herald 8/4/1932, p383,384)
  • HL36(12)75 - Michael S. Hoover babt1863 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN EPostmaster at Nappanee,IN (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41) - mabt1882 Maude Tobias babt 1863 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN - Resided at Nappanee,IN (Obit of Anna Christophel)
  • HL3(12)751 - Lloyd Hoover babt1883 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (AFN:10K7-BBJ)
  • HL3(12)752 - Esther Mary Hoover babt1884 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (AFN:10K7-BCQ)
  • HL36(12)76 - Daniel S. HooverE b8/12/1864 Harrison,Elkhart,IN - d10/26/1933 Harrison,Elkhart,IN (AFN:10K7-BDX) - m12/15/1898 Anna A. Kreider (daughter of Jacob Kreider & Anna Overholt) b7/26/1869 Wadsworth,OH - d4/10/1961 Goshen,Elkhart,IN - Daniel was a farmer (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p4) - Hoover. ­ Daniel S., son of Daniel and Rebecca (Shank) Hoover was born near Goshen, Ind., Aug. 12, 1864; died within one-half mile of his birthplace on Oct. 26, 1933; aged 69 y. 2 m. 14 d. Except for about 4 years spent in eastern Ohio and the first 16 years of his married life in Medina Co., Ohio, he was a resident of Elkhart Co., Ind. On Dec. 15, 1898, he was united in marriage to Anna A. Kreider of Wadsworth, Ohio, who, with two sons, Paul K. and Ira, are left with cherished memories of a provident husband and father. The surviving two sisters and four brothers are: Mrs. B. L. Weaver Washingtonville, O.; Mrs. J. W. Christophel, Goshen, Ind.; M. S. Hoover, Nappanee; David M. Elkhart; John M. Goshen; and Ezra M. Hoover of New Paris, Ind. When a young man he united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church and throughout his life held uppermost a creed of right living. His several months' illness, due to cancer of the stomach, confined him to his bed the last two weeks. During these days and nights of distress and suffering he was always considerate of those who cared for him, and appreciative of visitors, though in his physical weakness he often failed in expression. He was fully resigned to the course that lay before him, and frequently expressed a desire of leaving these afflictions soon. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder, assisted by C. A. Shank. Text, Rev. 21: 4. (Gospel Herald 11/16/1933, p719) - Hoover, Anna A., daughter of Jacob and Anna (Overholt) Kreider, was born July 26, 1869, at Wadsworth, Ohio; died April 10, 1961, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 91 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Dec. 15, 1898, she was married to Daniel S. Hoover, who died Oct. 26, 1933. One son also preceded her in death in 1960. Surviving are one son (Ira), 2 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Yellow Creek Church, where funeral services were held April 13, in charge of Lawrence Klippenstein and John D. Zehr. (Gospel Herald 5/9/1961, p438)
  • HL36(12)761 - Paul Hoover b9/23/1900 - Wadsworth,OH - d11/25/1960 near Goshen,Elkhart,IN - m11/30/1933 Susie E. Snyder - Hoover, Paul K., son of Daniel F. and Anna (Kreider) Hoover, was born Sept. 23, 1900, Wadsworth, Ohio; died at his home near Goshen, Ind., as the result of a farm accident on Nov. 25, 1960; aged 60 y. 2 m. 2 d. On Nov. 30, 1933, he was married to Susie E. Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Betty-Mrs. Earl Leinbach, Wakarusa; and Lucille-Mrs. Andrew Jackson, Foraker), his mother (Mrs. Anna Hoover), one brother (Ira), both of Goshen, and 10 grandchildren, He was a member of the Waterford Church. Funeral services on Nov. 27 were held at the Yellow Creek Church, with Virgil J. Brenneman in charge. (Gospel Herald 12/27/1960, vLIII, n50,p1105,1106)
  • HL36(12)762 - Ira Hoover b5/17/1907 Wadsworth,OH - d3/16/1996 Elkhart,Elkhart,IN - - mClara Mumaw - Hoover, Ira Jay, 88, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 17, 1907, Wadsworth, Ohio, to Daniel S. and Anna Kreider Hoover. Died: March 16, 1996, Elkhart, Ind. Predeceased by: Clara Mumaw Hoover (wife). Funeral: March 19, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger. Burial: South Cemetery, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. (Gospel Herald 4/30/1996)
  • HL36(12)77 - Frances Hoover b11/28/1866 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN -d4/2/1867 Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN (Age 4m5d) Burial: East Yellow Creek Cem., Row 13 (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 284)
  • HL36(12)7 - Married 6/18/1874 Harrison Twp.,Elkart,IN 2Nancy Myers (Ancestry Com Files) E b1845 - d8/15/1922 Chicago,Cook,IL (Parents of Nancy were Joseph D. Myers & Elizabeth Shank, moved to Elkhart Co., IN in 1855) (AFN: ZVD9-8M) Burial: Harrison Twp.,Elkhart,IN.
  • HL36(12)78 - Dr. Joseph M. Hoover mFrances Northcott (Ancestry Com Files) - Resided in Chicago, IL (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41)
  • HL3(12)781 - Edward J. Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)79 - Judge David M. Hoover E - mVerna A. Mercer (Ancestry Com Files) Resided in Elkhart Co., IN. Mayor,Postmaster, Judge at Elkhart, IN Legal Counselor for the Mennonite Missions Board. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41) Resided at Elkhart,Elkhart,IN (Obit of Anna Christophel)
  • HL36(12)791 - Mary E. Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)792 - Thomas E. Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)793 - Barbara J. Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10) - John M. Hoover - mMay Richmond (Ancestry Com Files) EOperated a slaughter house.(The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41)
  • HL36(12)7(10)1 - Maud Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)2 - Richard Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)3 - Ann Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)4 - Daniel Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)5 - Ada Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)6 - Florence Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)7 - Jay Carlyle Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)8 - Bessie Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)9 - Seth Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)(10) - Raymond Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)(11) - Donna Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)(12) - Nathaniel Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(10)(13) - Robert Francis Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(11) - Ezra M. Hoover mFlorence Koos (Ancestry Com Files) E County Superintendant of Schools (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p41)
  • HL36(12)7(11)1 - Gladys Hoover (Ancestry Com Files) Resided at New Paris,IN (Obit of Anna Christophel)
  • HL36(12)7(11)2 - Doris Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(11)3 - Helen Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(11)4 - Carol Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(11)5 - Norma Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)7(11)6 - Donald Hoover (Ancestry Com Files)
  • HL36(12)8 - Esther Hoover E- m1850 John Z. Nold (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) b11/20/1823 Columbiana Co.,OH (Obit) - d3/17/1913 Leetonia,Columbiana,OH (Obit) - Esther was John's second wife, John having been married to Anna Esterly first. Resided in Columbiana Co.,OH Children were William Zold, Catharine Zold, Mary Zold, & Sarah Zold(Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) -Bro. John Nold was born in Columbiana Co., OH., Nov. 20, 1823; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Harrold, Leetonia, Mar. 17, 1913; aged 89 y. 3 m. 27 d. He seemed to have been in his usual health, ate his dinner, conversed in his usual pleasant way with those about him until about 3 o'clock when he said he wished to go to his room, but before he reached his room he passed from time to eternity without a struggle. In early youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until God called him to his heavenly home. He lived a quiet, peaceful, unassuming Christian life and was highly respected for his honesty. In the year of 1844 he was united in marriage with Anna Esterly who died in 1848. Two children, Susan and Noah, were born to this union. In the year of 1850 he was married to Sister Esther Hoover who preceded him in death about 10 years ago. Four children, William, Catharine, Mary, and Sarah were born to this union. Catherine who was married to George Miller and Mary to John S. Yoder, preceded him to the spirit world. There are also 20 grandchildren, 3 of whom have died, and 5 great-grandchildren, 1 of whom is dead. Funeral services at his late home and at the Leetonia Mennonite Church Wednesday afternoon by Bro. A. J. Steiner assisted by Bro. Enos Detweiler. Text, Psa. 17:15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 4/3/1913,p14,15,16)
  • HL36(12)9 - David Hoover b1823 E(Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) - mSusanna ? - Resided in Elkhart Co., IN (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(12)(10)- Anna (Anny) Hoover Eb6/14/1823 ,Franklin,PA - d5/11/1888 ,Elkhart,IN - Age: 64y 10m 27d (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 9)- m4/1845 ,Columbiana,OH Preacher Christian Christophel b2/16/1820 Westmoreland Co.,PA -d10/12/1883 Harrison,Elkhart,IN (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 10)(Son of Immigrant Jacob Christopher) Note: Came to Elkhart Co.,IN in 1848. Was ordained on March 25, 1872 as a minister at Yellow Creek. Served 11 years until his death of a stroke. They lived one mile from Yellow Creek. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites,” p39) Christian was one of the preachers that took turns for preaching services in the schoolhouse every four weeks for the Mennonite families that had settled in Locke and Union Twps in the vicinity of the Culp Schoolhouse [1 1/2 miles NE of where Nappanee now is.]. (The Yellow Creek Mennonites, p112) Burial: East Yellow Creek Cem., Row 1 (Starting by the road at the north end) - CHRISTOPHEL - On the 12th of October, in Elkhart county, Ind., of palsy, Pre. Christian Christophel, aged 63 years, 7 months and 26 days. Bro. Christophel was born on the 16th of Feb. 1820, in Westmoreland county, Pa. He came to Ohio in 1835 and was married to Anna Hoover, in Mahoning county, on the 17th of April 1845. He removed from the last named place to Harrison township, Elkhart county, Ind., in 1848, where he resided to the time of his death. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and about 11 years ago was ordained to the ministry and was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. His earnest admonitions and his devoted zeal in the cause of Christ and his Church, will be longed remembered. He will be greatly missed not only in his home but also in his neighborhood and in the Church. On Saturday afternoon, the 6th of October, though somewhat indisposed, he attended the examination meeting at his Church, about a mile from his residence. After his return home he sat down with his family to the supper table to take the customary evening meal, lifting his heart in prayer and thanksgiving to God for the tender mercies of His hands, after which when about to partake of the bounties which a heavenly Father had bestowed, his hand suddenly lost its strength, his tongue became speechless, his mind unconscious and his whole right side was palsied, and in this condition, without being able to speak or recognize any one, he lay for six days, when death relieved him of all his sufferings; but we need not mourn as those who have not hope, believing that our loss was his eternal gain. He was buried on the 15th. An immense concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place at Yellow Creek Meeting-house, where services were held by Jacob A. Beutler from Luke 2:29, and John F. Funk and Martin Hoover from Numbers 23:10 last clause; a kind husband and father, a good neighbor, a faithful minister and sincere Christian has been called from the toils of this sinful world, and our prayer is that He may comfort the sorrowing household, and raise up another laborer to fill the vacant place in the Church. (Herald of Truth, November 1, 1883, pages 332, 333) - CHRISTOPHEL - On the 11th of May, in Elkhart county, Ind., of apoplexy, Anna, Widow of the late Pre. Christian Christophel, of the Yellow Creek church, aged 64 years, 10 months 27 days. She was a daughter of David and Esther Huber, and was born in Franklin Co., Pa., on the 14th of June 1823. She was baptized in the Mennonite church, by Abraham Rohrer, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, on the 14th of October 1843. She was married to her late husband, in April 1845, with whom she removed to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1847. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom survive her. She was taken with apoplexy on the morning of the 10th and died the following day. She was buried on the 15th. Services by Henry Shaum from Phil. 1:21-23 and John F. Funk from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Sister Christophel was a longing to depart and be with Christ which is far better. When her sister said to her, “Do you not think you are near your dying hour? She replied: It would be well if I were.” Peace to her ashes. (Herald of Truth 6/1/1888, p173)
  • HL36(12)(10)1 - Katie C. Christophel Eb1846
  • HL36(12)(10)2 - Esther Christophel E- b12/5/1848 - d1/21/1849 Age: 1m 16d - 1925 Member of the MYF at Yellow Creek Church,Elkhart,IN Burial: East Yellow Creek Cem., Row 13 (Record of the Old Yellow Creek Cem.,Entry 285)
  • HL36(12)(10)3 - David Christophel Eb1850 Ordained at Yellow Creek 3/25/1872. Lived one mile from Meeting House. Died of a stroke, had served 11 years as a minister.
  • HL36(12)(11) - Peggy Hoover - Resided in Columbiana Co., OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)

HL36(13) - Abraham Lehman Cb3/23/1789 - d1/2/1864 - mCatherine Lehman (HL3542) b5/5/1795 - d3/10/1866 (Daughter of Jacob Lehman & Catherine Bowman) Moved to Fairfield Twp.,Columbiana,OH in 1827. (Menn. of Wash. Co., MD Con. & Franklin Co., PA by DRL, p71,72) Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery near Columbiana,OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)

  • HL36(13)1 - Magdalena Lehman b11/28/1814 - d2/27/1895 - m1/16/1840 Jesse Weaver b9/7/1813 - d10/7/1860 (Son of Samuel Weaver & Anna Bowman) Resided in Mahoning Co.,OH - Children were: Abraham L. Weaver mFrances Lesher; Samuel L. Weaver mMary S. Horst; Catherine Weaver mJohn W. Martin. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)2 - Jacob L. Lehman b4/22/1818 - d2/22/1902 near North Lima,Mahoning,OH - mMaria Blosser b12/5/1823 - d9/13/1909 (Daughter of Peter Blosser & Anna Bare) Resided in North Lima,OH Three Children. Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery near Columbiana,OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - LEHMAN, - On Feb. 22, 1902, near North Lima, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Jacob L. Lehman, aged 83 years and 10 months. He had a stroke of paralysis only a few days previous to his death and passed away without much suffering. The funeral took place on the 25th at the new meeting house near the Midway church. Buried in the graveyard adjoining, he being the first one that was buried at this place. Services by D. Brubacher and Jacob Tyson of Wayne Co. A large congregation of friends and neighbors assembled. He was married to Maria Blosser who with two children survive him, as also a number of grandchildren. (Herald of Truth 3/15/1902, p94)
  • HL36(13)3 - Leah Lehman b10/28/1820 - d4/15/1881 - m10/28/1843 Deacon Daivd Weaver (Son of Samuel Weaver & Anna Bowman) b10/14/1819 - d6/5/1890 ,Mahoning,OH Resided in OH. - Children were: Jacob L. Weaver mElizabeth Rohrer; Benjamin L. Weaver mSarah Hoover (HL36(12)73); David L. Weaver mSalome Blosser. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - WEAVER. - On the 5th of June 1890, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of kidney trouble, David Weaver in the 71st year of his age. Buried on the 7th at the Oberholzer Mennonite meeting house, where he was deacon for a number of years. Funeral services by Bish. Hurst of Wayne Co., and others. A large congregation of relatives and friends assambled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. (Herald of Truth 8/1/1890, p237,238)
  • HL36(13)4 - Daniel Lehman Died at 2 years of age. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)5 - Martin Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)51 - Martin Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)52 - Nancy Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)6 - Bishop Abraham Lehman b5/5/1827 - d1/11/1881 - mSusan Rohrer b4/30/1830 - d11/7/1921 near Washingtonville,OH - Resided in Columbiana Co.,OH. Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - ­Jan. 11th, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, very suddenly, Abraham Lehman, aged 53 years, 9 months and 6 days. Services by Henry Beery and Isaac Good, from Rev. 16: 15 (Herald of Truth 3/1881, p51,52,53) - .Lehman.-After a week's illness with uremic poisoning Susan (Rohrer) Lehman (aged 91 y. 6 m. 7 d.) died Sunday morning in the home of her son, Henry Lehman, near Washingtonville, Ohio, where she had lived for 60 years. She was the youngest and last one of a family of eleven children whose ages average 86 y. 1 m. 17 d. The father of this family was Abraham Rohrer, for many years a bishop, having oversight of Ohio and Indiana Mennonite Churches. The combined age of the parents and their children is 1,131 years 8 mos. and 3 days, remarkable for its individual case of longevity. She was born in Rockingham County, Md., and at the age of one year she moved with her parents to Wadsworth, Ohio, where she lived for 30 years. On Feb. 27, 1862, she was united in marriage to Abraham Lehman who preceded her in death 40 years ago. To this union were born D. R. and Henry Lehman who with four grandchildren are left to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, a good and kind Christian mother who knew no enemies and her whole life was one well worthy of emulation. Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Midway Mennonite Church, conducted by her Pastors Harvey Horst and D. C. Witmer, and by E. M. Detweiler of the Midway congregation. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. (Gospel Herald, Dec., 1921)
  • HL36(13)61 - Daniel R. Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - b5/11/1863 - d12/18/1926 ,near Washingtonville,OH - m3/3/1898 Bertha J. Calvin - Lehman,. Daniel R., son of the late Abraham and Susan (Robrer) Lehman, was born May 11, 1863; died Dec. 18, 1926, at his home near Washingtonville, Ohio; aged 63 y. 7 m. 7 d. On March 3, 1898, he was united in marriage to Bertha J. Calvin, who survives, together with one daughter, Mrs. Earl Kurtz, one grandson and one brother, Henry Lehman, also a host of other relatives and friends. Two daughters, Mabel and Ida, preceded him in death 21 years ago. He was a member of the Zion Hill Brethren Church. Funeral services were held at Midway Mennonite Church Dec. 22, in charge of his Pastor, Albert Harrold, assisted by A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detwiler. Interment was made in the family lot in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 1/20/1927 vXIX, n43, p910,911,912)
  • HL36(13)62 - Henry R. Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - b12/8/1865 Washingtonville,OH - d1/14/1945 North Lima,OH - m1/1/1899 Maggie M. Summers - Lehman, Henry R., son of Abraham and Susan Rohrer Lehman, was born at Washingtonville, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1865; died after a six weeks' illness at his home in North Lima, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1945; aged 79 y. 1 m. 6 . On Jan. 1, 1899, he was united in marriage to Maggie M. Summers. To this union four children were born. He is survived by his companion, one son (Norman S., Miami, Fla.), 2 daughters (Alta - Mrs. Melvin Weaver, Woodworth, Ohio; and Edith - Mrs. Millard Sprague, Columbiana, Ohio), and 8 grandchildren. One son (Edgar R.) died in infancy. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1904 and was a regular attendant at church services until his last illness. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. A. Yoder, and at the Midway Church by Paul Yoder, assisted by S. A. Yoder and Ben Good. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 2/9/1945, p911)
  • HL36(13)621 - Norman S. Lehman of Miami,FL (Obit of father)
  • HL36(13)622 - Alta Lehman - b7/29/1904 Washingtonville,OH - d12/5/1996 Youngstown,OH - (Obit of father) m7/29/1925 Melvin Weaver (son of Christian Weaver & Lucinda Schrock) - b2/13/1899 Parkman,OH - d6/11/1976 Youngstown,OH - Weaver, Alta Lehman, 92, Boardman, Ohio. Born: July 29, 1904, Washingtonville, Ohio, to Henry and Maggie Summers Lehman. Died: Dec. 5, 1996, Youngstown, Ohio. Survivors - children: Hazel Wakeman, Parthenia Mead, Goldy Weaver; 8 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, one greatgreatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Melvin C. Weaver (husband). Funeral: Dec. 7, North Lima Mennonite Church, by Robert Wengerd. Burial: Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery.(Gospel Herald 1/7/1997, p15) - Weaver, Melvin C., son of Christian and Lucinda (Schrock) Weaver, was born in Parkman, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1899; died at South Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, June 11, 1976; aged 77 y. On July 29, 1925, he was married to Alta Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ingoldsby and Richard), 3 daughters (Mrs. Parky Meade, Mrs. Hazel Wakeman, and Mrs. Lucinda Curtulla), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 sisters (Elizabeth, Lena, and Mrs. Pearl Scheufler), and one brother (Amos). He was a member of the North Lima Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 15, in charge of Richard Bartholomew and David C. Steiner; interment in Midway Cemetery. (Gospel Herald v69, n27, 7/6/1976, p554)
  • HL36(13)623 - Edith Lehman - mMillard Sprague of Columbiana,OH (Obit of father)
  • HL36(13)624 - Edgar R. Lehman Died in infancy (Obit of father)
  • HL36(13)7 - Catherine (Katy) Lehman b11/28/1829 - d3/21/1907 near Washingtonville,OH at the residence of Henry R. Lehman listed above) - Single - Resided at Washingtonville,OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)-On March 22, 1907, at the home of her nephew Henry Lehman, near Washingtonville, Ohio, of pneumonia, Sister Catharine Lehman aged 77 Y., 3 M., 23 D. The deceased was never married; four brothers and four sisters preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by one brother, fourteen nephews and nieces; and there were 64 first cousins of which she was one. There are now but two left, namely her brother Christian of this place and David Hoover of Harrison Twp., Ind. She was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were held on the 24th of March, at the Midway M. H., conducted by Bish. Henry Hursch in German and Jacob Tyson in English, in the presence of a very large concourse of people. (Herald of Truth, Apr., 1907)
  • HL36(13)8 - Christian L. Lehman b6/8/1832 - d11/3/1912 one mile N of Washingtonville,OH - m3/12/1868 Fanny Martin b9/26/1837 NY - d4/15/1920 near Columbiana,OH (Daughter of John B. Martin & Nancy Horst) Resided in Mahoning Co.,OH (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - Christian Lehman died at his home one mile north of Washingtonville, O., at the age of 80 y. 4 m. 25 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church (Wisler branch). Services were conducted by Harvey Horst of the home congregation and Henry Horst of Wayne Co., 0. His widow, two daughters and four grandchildren survive him.(Gospel Herald 11/21/1912,p543) - Fannie (Martin) Lehman was born in New York Sept. 26, 1837; died April 15, 1920, at the home of her daughter Ella, near Columbiana, Ohio; aged 82 y. 7 m. 19 d. On March 12, 1868, she was married to Christian Lehman, who preceded her to the spirit world 7 years ago. To this union were born three children (Ella, wife of Alvin Detrow, Cassie, wife of Stephen Martin and Nancy who died in infancy). She was the youngest of a family of nine children, all who have passed away except one brother, Pre. David Martin. Death was due to a lingering illness with cancer. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church, of which deceased was a member, and was conducted by the brethren E. M. Detwiler, I. B. Witmer, and Harvey Horst. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald, 5/20/1920, p159)
  • HL36(13)81 - Ellen (Ella) Lehman - b4/22/1869 Green,,, - d11/17/1958 near Salem,OH - m1/22/1907 Deacon Alvin Detrow (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) (son of George & Maria Detrow) b12/22/1873 - d5/6/1945 - married to Rebecca Hoke before Ellen who had died - Detrow, Ella, daughter of Christian and Fannie (Martin) Lehman; born April 22, 1869, in Green Twp.; died Nov. 17, 1958, at the Shady Lane Rest Home, near Salem, Ohio, after a lingering illness; aged 89 y. 6 m. 26 d. She was married to Alvin Detrow on Jan. 22, 1907; he died May 6, 1945. Also preceding her in death were 2 infant sons and a daughter (Mrs. Erma Baird). Surviving are a foster son (James Rhodes, Columbiana, Ohio), a son-in-law (Leonard Baird, with whom she made her home for many years), a sister (Cassie Martin), and 12 grandchildren. She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin; burial in adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 12/16/1958, p1202, 1203) - Detrow, Alvin W., son of the late George and Maria Detrow, was born Dec. 22, 1873; died at his home May 6, 1945; aged 71 y. 4 m. 14 d. He had been in failing health for several years. On Dec. 31, 1898, he was married to Rebecca Hoke, who died several years later. On Jan. 22, 1907, he was married to Ellen Lehman. Three children were born to this union. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Mrs. G. C. Baird), 4 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Fred Painter, Canfield, Ohio). Two sons died in infancy. He was a farmer all his life and will be remembered as a helpful and obliging neighbor and friend. He was a faithful member of the Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon since 1926. Funeral services were held May 9, at the home by I. B. Witmer and at the Midway Mennonite Church by H. G. Diehm and A. J. Steiner. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald - May 18, 1945 - pages 134-135)
  • HL36(13)82 - Nancy Lehman (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) Died in infancy. (Mother's Obit)
  • HL36(13)83 - Catharine (Cassie) Lehman - b4/15/1876 ,Mahoning,OH - d7/25/1972 Leetonia,Columbiana,OH - m12/12/1905 Stephen R. Martin (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) b5/30/1882 near Chambersburg,PA - d5/21/1950 near Columbiana,OH - Martin, Catherine, daughter of Christian and Fannie (Martin) Lehman, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, Apr. 15, 1876; died at the Cupola Nursing Home, Leetonia, Ohio, July 25, 1972; aged 96 y. 3 m. 10 d. On Dec. 12, 1905, she was married to Stephen Martin, who preceded her in death on May 21, 1950. Surviving are 2 sons (Homer and Eber), one daughter (Elsie-Mrs. John Trotter), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Lloyd) and one daughter (Bertha). She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 28, in charge of Ernest D. Martin and Paul Yoder; interment in the Midway Cemetery. - (Gospel Herald 9/26/1972, p786) Martin, Stephen, (son of John J. and Sarah (Rife) Martin), was born May 30, 1882, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died May 21, 1950, at his home, near Columbiana, Ohio; aged 67 y. 11 m. 21 d. He was united in marriage to Katherine Lehman on Dec. 12, 1905. To this union were born 5 children (Elsie-Mrs. John Trotter, Bertha and Homer, at home; Ebert, of Columbiana; and Lloyd, who preceded him in death.). Besides his companion and 4 children, there remain 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Calvin Martin, Shippensburg, Pa.; Mrs. Walter Lehman, Chambersburg, Pa.), and one brother (John J., Columbiana). He and his wife united with the Midway Mennonite Church early in their married life. He was a faithful member until called by death. He was patient in affliction, having been in failing health for about six months, and expressed his readiness to go when God should call him home. Funeral services were in charge of Paul Yoder, assisted at the home by Amos Martin and at the Midway Church by Christian Martin. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. (Gospel Herald 7/4/1950, p661,662)
  • HL36(13)9 - Mary Lehman Died at 17 years of age. (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)
  • HL36(13)(10) - Elizabeth Lehman b2/24/1840 ,Mahoning,OH - d1/2/1907 near Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN - m10/16/1888 Rev. John B. Weaver b9/2/1821,Lancaster,PA - d9/2/1907 near Wakarusa,Elkhart,IN (Son of David Weaver & Christiana Buckwalter) Elizabeth was the second wife of John. John & Mary had 12 children. They lived at Wakarusa, IN. Burial: Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery,Elkhart Co.,IN (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980) - WEAVER-On Jan. 2, 1907, at her home near Wakarusa, Ind., Elizabeth, wife of Pre. John Weaver; aged 67 y. 10 m. - d. The funeral was held at the Yellow Creek meeting house on Sunday, Jan. 6, and was largely attended. Services conducted by Henry Schrock, Martin Rainer and John Martin. The deceased was the second wife of a sorrowing husband, who is a minister in the Wisler branch of the Mennonite Church, is 85 years old and feeble in body and mind. The Lord console him. (Gospel Witness 1/16/1907, p672) --On the 2d of Jan., 1907, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Elizabeth, wife of Pre. John Weaver; aged 67 Y., 10 M, 21 D. She was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Feb. 11, 1839, where she grew up to womanhood and in her early years united with the Mennonite church, of which denomination she remained a faithful member until the good Shepherd called her to her eternal rest. She was buried at the Yellow Creek Mennonite meeting-house on Sunday, Jan. 6, where a large concourse of people had assembled to pay the last tribute of love to her memory. Her maiden name was Lehman, and she leaves her aged husband (now 85 years old), one sister (Katy) and one brother (Christian Lehman), to mourn her death. She was married to her surviving husband on Oct. 16, 1888. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Henry Schrock, Pre. Martin Ramer and Bish. John Martin from Phil. 1:21-24. Those who are thus bereaved may deeply feel their affliction, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, but rather think of her as of one only gone before.(Herald of Truth 1/17/1907, p29,30) - Pre. John Weaver was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 2, 1821; died Sept. 2, 1907; aged 86 years, having died on the anniversary of his birthday. He was married to Mary Zimmerman in Lancaster county in 1843. To this union were born twelve children, six sons and six daughters. Five children with the mother preceded him to the world beyond. Bro. Weaver was called and ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite church in Lancaster Co., Pa., and moved with his family to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1867 or 1868. His first wife died a number of years ago. His second wife, Elizabeth Lehman, also preceded him in death. Four sons and three daughters survive him. Bro. Weaver was a devoted Christian, a man of peace, and one who enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew him, faithful to his calling, unwavering in the faith and looking forward to the time of his redemption with unwavering confidence in the hope of the life to come. For several years he has been gradually failing; however during the recent past he attended church services and on one occasion rose to his feet and addressed the congregation standing, while at another time he admonished them sitting. Two weeks before he died, upon his request, services were held at his home. His funeral was largely attended. Bish. Henry Horst of Wayne Co., Ohio, preached the funeral sermon from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, assisted by C. L. Ressler. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” (Herald of Truth 9/19/1907, p348) - Pre. John Weaver, of the Wisler Mennonite Church, died at his home near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 2, 1907; aged 86 y. He died on his birthday. Funeral was held at the Yellow Creek M. H. on Sept. 6, Services were conducted by Henry Horst of Wayne Co., Ohio, and Christian Ressler of Elkhart Co., Ind., Text, II Tim. 4:6-S. He was the father of 12 children, seven of whom survive him. He also leaves 60 grandchildren, and many other relatives. He was widely known and highly respected. (Gospel Witness 9/18/1907, p399,400)

HL36(14) - Samuel Lehman b4/17/1791 - d7/21/1855. Single. He resided in Greene Twp., Franklin,PA (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vIII,#4,Oct. 1980)

**FSiloam Cemetery, Wenger Cem., Brinzer Cem., Branger Cem., Zook Cem., Lehman Cem., Franklin Co., PA. Any of the preceding names apply to the same cemetery and is located on part of the original Martin Wenger G18 farm on Conochocheague Creek, about two miles north of the Memorial Square of Chambersburg, PA. It may be reached as follows (directions from Rod Heberlig): From the center of Chambersburg, travel north on Route 11 about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Siloam Rd. Go .3 miles and turn right onto Airport Rd. Go about .1 to .2 miles and the cemetery is on the right between the houses located at 2894 and 2924 Airport Rd. The house currently at 2924 Airport Rd is on the land once owned by the church. Martin Wenger and his wives, Ann Gingerich and Catherine Funk, are buried here as well as Bishop Daniel Lehman. Abraham R. Wenger, son of Martin Wenger, inherited his father's farm and donated an area adjoining the cemetery to the Brinzer branch of the River Brethren Church for a meetinghouse. After that time, the cemetery became known as the Brinzer Cemetery. When the congregation became small, the Wenger Cemetery Association was given the right to dispose of the meetinghouse by the Franklin Co. Court. At one time, the property was owned by the Joseph Zook, 1787.3.3 1852.7.16 family and it was then called the Zook Cemetery. The money received for the building was added to the endowment fund for the care of the cemetery. The oldest marker is 1793. The original home and barn of Martin Wenger, G18, are visible about 1/4 mile NE from the cemetery when the leaves are off the trees. 145 graves. Families found in the cemetery are: Wenger, Zook, Lehman, Detwiler, Hoffman, Horst, Lesher, & Whisler, along with others. The name Siloam is due to the small hamlet of Siloam which is nearby. A detailed history of the cemetery is given in “Conococheague Mennonist,” published by the Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley, April 1997. The Association acquired the cemetery in 1996 and it is now cared for by a committee of three trustees, Titus Wadel G1471732131, a Mennonite; Avery Zook G13659522, a Brethren in Christ; and Oliver Heisey, an Old Order River Brethren. Titus and Avery are both Hans Wenger descendants and Oliver married a Hans Wenger descendant.

  • F - Resided in Franklin Co., PA

S - Burial at Saucon Cemetery, Bucks Co., PA

N - Burial at Nold Cemetery, Columbiania Co., OH

E - Resided in Elkhart Co., IN

C - Resided in Columbiania Co., OH

 

Credits: Karolyn Roberts, Regina Christman-Martin, Joseph Hoover, Dianne Pride, Allen A. Lehman, Carl A. Lehman, Rev. Andrew Hawkins, & Donald B. Miller.

 

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March 2014

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