John Beiler Yoder, Sr.

John Beiler Yoder, Sr.

Male 1753 - 1821  (68 years)
Person ID: I37345  Sharon Vitter's Relative


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  • Name John Beiler Yoder  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1 Jan 1753  Tilden, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1821  Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Yoder Cemetery, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings
     1. Jacob Yoder (ID:I49899),   b. 1745, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Christian Yoder (ID:I46101),   b. 1747, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
     3. Elizabeth Beiler Yoder (ID:I44160),   b. 1749, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1791, Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Barbara B. Yoder (ID:I37357),   b. 1751, Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1821, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Veronica B. Yoder (ID:I46747),   b. 1755, (Before 17 Apr 1795 Somerset County, Pennsylvania was part of Bedford County), Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1821, Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Joseph Yoder (ID:I37358),   b. 1757, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1833, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Henry Yoder (ID:I46395),   b. 1759, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Anna Yoder (ID:I37359),   b. 1 Jan 1761, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     9. David Yoder (ID:I46391),   b. Abt 1763, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     10. Catherine Yoder (ID:I46099),   b. 1765, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1840, Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F28297 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Christian Yoder (ID:I33160),   b. 1722, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1772, Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Barbara Beiler (ID:I37356),   b. 1723, Bern, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1781, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1743  (Berks County was formed in 1752 from parts of Chester, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties), Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Family

    Family ID: F28303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Magdalena Stutzman (ID:I37151),   b. 2 Feb 1753, Shartlesville, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1825, Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1773  Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
      1. Catherine Yoder (ID:I44321),   b. 1773, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
      2. Barbara Yoder (ID:I44322),   b. 2 Feb 1774, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1856, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
      3. Sarah Yoder (ID:I44148),   b. 11 Sep 1776, Juniata, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1844, Spruce Hill, Juniata, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
      4. Daniel Yoder (ID:I44615),   b. 1777, Springs, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      5. Elizabeth S. Yoder (ID:I44641),   b. 28 Apr 1781, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1856, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
      6. Christian Yoder (ID:I45697),   b. 7 Feb 1782, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1869, Canton, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
      7. Stephen J. Yoder (ID:I37352),   b. 10 Jun 1784, (Before 17 Apr 1795 Somerset County, Pennsylvania was part of Bedford County), Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1867, Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
      8. Susanna Yoder (ID:I45668),   b. 4 Apr 1791, Summit Mills, (Before 17 Apr 1795 Somerset County, Pennsylvania was part of Bedford County), Summit, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Green, Wayne, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1753 - Tilden, York, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1773 - Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1821 - Shanesville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yoder Cemetery, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Hochstetler Barbara J Headstone
    Hochstetler Barbara J Headstone
    Yoder John Beiler Headstone
    Yoder John Beiler Headstone

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, John Beiler Yoder.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38360781/john-beiler-yoder
      Yoder John Beiler Headstone
      Yoder John Beiler Headstone


    2. [S1199] Yoder Newsletter, (Location: Goshen, Indiana, USA;), "Hamburg Christian Yoder," Issue No. 30, October 1997, page 1.
      For years the story was handed down that one Barbara Yoder, whose husband died at sea,landed in America some time before 1720. with nine small children--eight sons and a daughter--and that they settled in the Oley Valley, where sons Hans and Yost became well- known. Eventually an alert descendantpublicized a discrepancy in the story and family historians began to chip away at this garbled mixing of two lines of Y oder immigrants.

      Although there has never been any documentation available about the "Widow Barbara", it is agreed that she did exist.We know that "Widow Barbara" arrived not prior to 1720, but on September 21, 1742, on the Francis and Elizabeth. Three Yoder men signed the ship list upon their docking in Philadelphia. Through the efforts of Dr. Hugh Gingerich, we now know there were eight Amish Yoder men of the first generation, and we know that two of these 1742 signatories (Jacob and Christian Joder) were sons of "Widow Barbara" , We now know that Barbara did indeed have nine children (seeYNL 2, Oct. 83), but only four of those sori5 were hers. The other four belonged to the other Yoder family aboard ship. This second Yoder family was once said to have been that of "Strong Jacob" Yoder, but now we know the head of the second family was the Christian Jotter on the ship list . For some reason a clerk wrote Jacob's name for him and it appears directly above that of his older brother, who wrote his name Christian Joder (SeeYNL 20). It is interesting to see this mix of spelling---Joder ,the spelling used by their Swiss forebears,and Jotter, a spelling adopted by some of the family in Alsace and also in Eppstein, Germany (YNL 10)

      The older Christian Jotter located in Berks County on land situated where the present day township sof Upper Bern, Center, and Penn come together, but Barbara's family settled closer to the village of Hamburg, which is no doubt the reason that her son was known as
      "Hamburg Christian" to distinguish him from the others. As these sons became of age they took farms of their own, Christian "on the twenty-ninth day of the eighth month, 1743" and Jacob on October 28, 1147. One old diagram in the archives at Harrisburg shows Christian's land bounded by the farms of Isaac Kauffman, Stephen Kauffman. Hans Ilertzler and vacant land. Soon afterward the map shows that the farms of his brother Jacob, and Christian Fisher (apparentty a brother-in-law), adjoining his. The Hertzler property was now in the name of Jacob Hertzler.

      By 1767 Jacob Yoder was living farther south, in Lancaster County, but as far as we know, Christian stayedon his original farm as long as he lived. Hamburg Christian's wife was named Barbara. Dr. Gingerich felt it was probable that Barbara was the daughter of Jacob Beiler and that her sister married his brother Jacob Yoder. There is no proof of this, but it seems possible given the known connections and proximity of the families. Christian and Barbara reared eleven children in this home, but as time went on most of them left the community. The chief reason was probably the lure of more and cheaper land' but the tensions of the American Revolution no doubt exerted an influence as well.

      Hamburg Christian" died in his fifties (probably in 1772, although some records say l77l). His will was dated December 10, 1771.The scribe wrote it out in beautiful English script. From the details in this will, in which Christian reflected his concern that his beloved Barbara be well-cared for after his death, we can get a glimpse of how the pioneers in his time were living.
      https://www.yodernewsletter.org/ynlpdf/YNL30.pdf