This is a web site is dedicated to the Rev. Jonathan (Yonny) Yoder and his descendents. Jonathan was born in 05/11/1795 (or 09/02/1795) in Berks County Pennsylvania to David B.
Yoder (b. ?, d. 1763) and Jacobina Esh (Eash) (b. 1772 in Germany).
He and died in
01/28/1869 in McLean County, Illinois.Click here to read a little more about the Rev. Jonathan
The reunion will be held at:
Smyrna United Church of Christ
31119 S. Canby - Marquam Highway
(7 miles south of Canby, Oregon)
Potluck Lunch: Please bring your own table service
Lunch Begins: 1:00 PM
Please bring some relic or piece of history you would like to share during introductions. Think about where you fit in the family tree. Are you a member of the Jonathan Samuel Yoder family and do you have a story to tell of past reunions
If you have photos of relatives you are unable to identify or you no longer want to keep those photos in your family, you may wish to bring them to the reunion to pass on to some of the younger generation.
We are looking for photos of past reunions. If you have any from reunions in Silverton Park or a park in Portland, please bring to show and share.
PRESIDENT: Louise Adams
VICE PRESIDENT: Kristin Daniels
SEC-TREASURER: Barbara Daniels
HISTORIAN: Muriel Van Veen
COFFEE: Kristin Daniels
SET-UP: Paul & Audrey Yoder,
CLEAN UP: EVERYONE
More Jonathan Yoder history:
Jonathan married Magdalena Wagner in
1816. Magdalena was born in 1798 in Pennsylvania and died on
they had 11 children:
Leah, b. Mifflin County, PA on
03/28/1818; d. Woodford County, IL 09/12/1894; married John Sharp
Joash, 12/23/1819; Wayne County, Ohio,
d. 11/23/1899. Married Barbara Kaufman in 1841, she died 10/12/1851.
Married Catherine (Schmucker) Zook, a widow, on 11/17/1853.
Married Anna Fordemwald.
Elias b. 10/16/1821, d.
01/18/1875, married Lydia E. Plank (b. 1824 - d. 1859).
Married Catherine (Stuckey) Frey, a widow. Catherine was born
in France in 1810 and died 11/30/1881.b. 1821.
Elizabeth, b. 01/05/1825; m. David J.
Kauffman, a widower
Sarah b. 12/07/1826; d. 11/23/1896;
married Solomon Stutzman on 01/01/1853
Amos, Amos b. 12/17/1828; d. ML
05/25/1912 married Catherine Donner on 07/18/1852(b. Ohio 10/23/1829
d. 09/20/1864). Married Catherine (Kistler) Lantz on
12/10/1833, a widow (b. Butler County, Ohio , d.
Jonathan, b. Centre County, PA 09/21/1830; d.
Magdalena b. 07/13/1832; d. by 1836
Asa J. b. 01/24/1835; d. Clackamas Co., OR
07/03/1905 (or 1904); buried Smyrna Cemetery m. 07/28/1862 Catherine
Frey, b. Butler County on 1838, OH; d. 1924; buried in Smyrna Cemetery.
Catherine b. 09/10/1836; d. 03/11/1891: buried in Smyrna Cemetery; m. Gideon Lantz (b.
08/14/1830; d. Marion Co. OR, on 06/23/1915; buried in Smyrna Cemetery.
Anna M. b. 02/07/1840; d.
1914; buried in Smyrna Cemetery, m. William Hein (d 1874) m. Abraham K. Plank (1825 d 1908); no children) m. in
1913 or 1914 to Levi P. Hershberger (b. 1841 d. 1928)
here to see a copy of a
paper written about the predecessors and ancestors of Rev. Jonathan
here to read about the
Yoder's in Missouri.
82nd Yoder Family Reunion Sunday, August 6, 2017
Click here to see the details of the Yoder reunion that will take place in August 2016.
Smyrna UCC is located in Yoder at 31119
S. Canby-Marquam Highway (formerly Highway 170), south of Canby,
just north of the junction with Highway 211 between Woodburn and
Click here to see a
family tree of the
descendant of Rev. Jonathan Yoder. It is in pdf format. You will
need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.
A good source of Yoder family history is the Yoder Newsletter that may be found at this web site:
Click here to
read a history of Yoder Oregon
here for a copy
of a trip report, written by Jim Yoder, of the "Yoder
Heritage Tour Of Missouri and Illinois -May 17-23, 2000
at the online photo album. I'm starting to
load it up with
Yoder family pictures.
We lost several beloved Yoder relatives recently. Here are several web
pages that describe our losses:
Aaron Yoder, d. 2006, grandson of Jonathan S. Yoder, son of Aaron Yoder, brother of Nolan
Mae Freeman Yoder, May 7, 2006, daughter of Theodore and Gertrude Freeman, wife of Russell Yoder.
Conrad Yoder, October 30, 2005, grandson of Jonathan S. Yoder, son of Aaron Yoder, brother of Nolan