Joseph C. Yoder

Male20 November 1819–4 September 1863

Brief Life History of Joseph C.

When Joseph C. Yoder was born on 20 November 1819, in Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian J. Yoder, was 32 and his mother, Judith Gindlesperger, was 32. He married Magdalena Yoder on 3 January 1841, in Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 September 1863, in LaGrange, Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in LaGrange, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph C. Yoder
Magdalena Yoder
Marriage: 3 January 1841
Cornelius Yoder
Veronica Yoder
Christian S. Yoder
Catherine Yoder
Simon Yoder
Joseph C. Yoder
Barbara S Yoder
Magdalena Yoder
Peter Yoder
Seth Yoder

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Yoder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Yoder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph C. Yoder, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1841Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 6

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 13

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Joder: from a shortened form of the personal name Theodor(us) (see Theodore ). This was the name of the patron saint of western Switzerland. Compare Yother and Yotter .

    History: Many of the Yoders are Swiss Mennonites (Amish) originating from the canton of Bern. Their surname, which is one of the two most common names among the Mennonites and Amish (the other is Miller ), is also spelled Yother, Yothers, and Yotter. Several (possibly first) Mennonite Yoders arrived in PA in 1742, while the first of their namesakes belonging to the Reformed Church came to PA several decades earlier, already.

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

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