Hist. Mss. 1-925
Levi J. King
(1844-1916) and Barbara Ellen (Yoder) King (1845-1910) Collection
Papers, 1897-1917; Tape, ca. 1970
1 Box (Gray)
Although these papers cover a
relatively short time span, 1897-1916, they reflect three generations.
The materials have been organized by the generations rather than by the
dates of the materials.
More information on ancestors
and descendants of Levi J. King and Barbara Ellen Yoder can be found in
the Peter Sharp Family History, page 31 and 47, the King
Family History, Volume 1, page 269, and Amish and Amish
Mennonite Genealogies, page 190.
These papers were deposited into
the Archives by Carol Oyer from the John S. Oyer Estate, Goshen,
Indiana, in 1998. Levi J. King was John S. Oyer's grandfather.
Updated by Dennis Stoesz July
Box 1 (Gray)
John Y. 1819-1906
Married Sarah Sharp, 1821-1853. Mifflin
Father of Levi J. King, 1844-1916.
Last Will and Testament, 1909
Levi J., 1844-1916
Married Barbara Ellen Yoder, who was born in
West Liberty, Ohio.
Levi was also known as "Black Levi." Children
included John Y.
King (1879-1968); Ben B. King (1881- ); Siddie
B. King; and Delilah
J. King (1887-1974).
Obituary notice, 1916
Y. King, 1879-1968
Son of Levi J. King
School Souvenir Card, 1897-98.
Photograph of Teacher J. B. Hooley, School
District No. 4, Liberty
Township, Logan County, Ohio, and list of
pupils. Includes name of
"John Y. King" and "Delilah J. King"
Includes farm diary listing activities, 1910-12.
records of members, 1913-17, of (probably) Bethel
Mennonite Church, West Liberty,
Ohio. John Y. King served as
minister at this church. Includes schedules of
preachers (no year
J. King, 1887-1974
Daughter of Levi J. King. Written when Delilah
was between 17 and
26 years of age. King lived in Logan County,
and attended Bethel
Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio. Includes
family members, death of her mother, daily
tasks of a faithful farm
School Souvenir Card, 1901-1902.
Photograph of Teacher Harvey B. Yoder, School
District No. 4,
Liberty Township, Logan County, Ohio, and list
of pupils. Includes
name of "Delilah J. King"
Class Record Book, 1898-1899.
Public school, teacher unknown. Includes list
of 44 pupils, and their
grades in various subjects. Probably School
District 4, Liberty
Township, Logan County, Ohio. J. B. Hooley wsa
the teacher for
the 1897-1898 year. Names of Delilah King,
Siddie King and Ben
King are in book.
Interview tape of Aunt Lila
(Delilah King, 1887-1974)
Interview by Kenneth King. Includes
information when Delilah was a
child, and father (Levi J. King) did some
carpentry work and worked
on the farm. Also about Ben becoming a
Christian and working at
the mission in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 25
years. Interview done ca.
Bethel Mennonite Church, 1898- ,
Logan County, West Liberty, Ohio
King, John Y., 1819-1906
King, John Y., 1879-1968
King, Levi J., 1844-1916
February 16, 2004 / Posted on
web by Rebecca Allen
January 27, 2004 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S
Main St., Goshen, Indiana 46526