When Mary Eleanor Yager was born on 28 December 1818, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ananias Yeager, was 29 and her mother, Rachel Brumfield, was 33. She married Jacqueline Amber Lobb on 5 October 1833, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sni-A-Bar Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 8 May 1870, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.
Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Jäger (see Jaeger ), German, Dutch, and Slovenian Jager , Slovak and Czech Jáger and Jágr, all meaning ‘hunter’.