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