Old Yoder Gravestones

Tonight I will share a few pictures that I took about 25 years ago when I was living in Ohio.

I was living in Akron and took a trip south to Amish country to visit some of the places where my ancestors lived.

While there I asked where I could find the graves of my 5th great grandparents who were some of the first settlers there.

Yoder Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Yoder, AmishI remember that the cemetery was near Sugarcreek, but it has been too long ago to give a better location from memory. I would need to do some research that I don’t have time for tonight.

Yoder Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Yoder, AmishHere you see rows of tombstones in the cemetery. The two in the foreground stand out and these are the two that I was interested in.

Johann Yoder, Tombstone, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Amish, SugarcreekThe stone on the right is for Johann Yoder, in most Amish genealogies he is listed as John. He was born in about 1753 in Pennsylvania and died on April 19, 1821 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

He was the son of Christian Yoder and Barbara Beiler who had both emigrated from Europe.

Johann Yoder, Magdalena Stutzman, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Amish, GravestoneThe stone on the left is for Magdalena who was the wife of Johann. The stone reads: Magdalena frau von J. Yoder.

Magdalena was the daughter of Christian Stutzman and Barbara Hochstedler. Magdalena was born in about 1753 in Pennsylvania and would have been about four years old at the time of the Northkill raid. She married John Yoder and they later moved to Ohio where she died on April 19, 1825.

John Yoder and Magdalena Stutzman are my 5th Great Grandparents.

Many of you reading this may have seen the recent Who Do You Think You Are episode on TLC that featured Katey Sagal. See: Katey Sagal – Amish Ancestry

Magdalena Stutzman Yoder is the sister of Mary Stutzman Miller who is the 5th Great Grandmother of Katey Sagal. Mary Stutzman Miller is also my 5th Great Grandmother in two other branches of my family.

I may update this post in the future when I find the exact location of the cemetery.

Are you a descendant of John and Magdalena Yoder?

Steven

 

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3 Responses to Old Yoder Gravestones

  1. Bryce Robinson says:

    Go to Find-A-Grave 38360781 memorial. Yoder Cemetery, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They need tombstone pictures. Magdalena’s memorial number is 38360522, same cemetery. John was my was my 5th great-uncle. My mother was Mary Irene Yoder. Her father was Clarence William Yoder. My great grandfather was Eli Lorenzo Yoder. GG grandfather was Joash Yoder and my GGG grandfather was Jonathan Yoder. David Yoder was my 4th great-grandfather and Christian Yoder was my 5th great-grandfather, father of John (Johann) Yoder.
    Bryce Robinson
    email: bcr@cfu.net

  2. David W. Yoder says:

    I am a descendant of Johann. My Grandfather, Grandmother and great greats are buried in that cemetery. It is off of State Route 93 just outside the northern corporation of the Village of Sugarcreek.

  3. Maurita Weaver-Miller says:

    hi there. I just happened upon your blog. very interesting and I did subscribe.

    the cemetery is the Yoder Cemetery, also known as the Coblentz Cemetery is located at GPS: 40.527974, -81.651824 on the Noah Coblentz Farm Cemetery. I drive past it several times a day

    I am a descendant of Christian Stutzman and Jacob Hochstetler. I actually was able to visit Jacob’s home in the Emmental Valley in July. the current owners, the Brenneman Family was most gracious and let my husband, me and friends inside, so that we could see the hiding place. it was a most touching experience.

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