John Yocum

Brief Life History of John

When John Yocum was born on 25 September 1750, in Douglass Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Yocom, was 32 and his mother, Mary Magdalena, was 33. He married Hannah Bunn on 18 February 1773, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 14 October 1823, in Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Saint Gabriels Episcopal Church Cemetery, Douglassville, Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Yocum
1750–1823
Hannah Bunn
1748–1794
Marriage: 18 February 1773
Peter Yocum
1772–1872
Nicholas Yocom
1776–1857

Sources (7)

  • John Yocum, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John Yocom, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Yocom, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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World Events (7)

1752

Historical Boundaries 1752: Berks, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jochem or Jochum . See also Yoakum , compare Yochum , Yocom , and Yokum .

History: This surname is borne by the descendants of various immigrants from Germany, including Johann Matthäus Yoakum or Jochem, born c. 1698 in Germany, died 1783 in KY or VA (see Yoakum ).

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

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