David S Yarger

20 August 1849–23 June 1934 (Age 84)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David S

When David S Yarger was born on 20 August 1849, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Yarger, was 43 and his mother, Mary Goodman, was 35. He married Anna Leckington on 30 December 1871, in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Oneco, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Massena, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 23 June 1934, in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Massena Cemetery, Massena, Cass, Iowa, United States.

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David S Yarger
Anna Leckington
Marriage: 30 December 1871
Sarah Alice Yarger
Mary Lillian Yarger
Daniel William Yarger
Electa Josephine Yarger
Cyrus David Yarger
Dollie Mae Yarger
Clara Mabel Yarger
Rollie Wesley Yarger

Spouse and Children


    Anna Leckington


30 December 1871
Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


    Sarah Alice Yarger


    Mary Lillian Yarger



    Electa Josephine Yarger



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Yarger





+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 14

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 28

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Järger or Jerger, a patronymic from the personal name Georg ( see George ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Yarger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Danl Yorger in household of W Yorger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dave Yarger, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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