Hist. Mss. 1-580
and Hazel (Smucker) Yoder
9 Boxes (6 Green, 3 Long Green)
Two autograph books
(Box 5) were deposited into the Archives by
Kortemeir, Goshen, Indiana, in 1963. The Silvanus Yoder diaries were deposited
into the Archives by the children of Silvanus and Susie (Troyer) Yoder family
in 1983: Rhea Yoder, Ruth (Yoder) Kortemier, Jonathan Yoder and Paton Yoder.
The rest of the papers were deposited by Paton Yoder from 1981 to 1995.
Boxes 1-3 (Green)
Contain the diaries of Silvanus Yoder for the years 1910-1927, 1928-1948, and
Box 4 (Green) (Silvanus Yoder)
Index to Materials
Correspondence--Leah Yoder and Children, 1874-1899
Correspondence--Daniel Kauffman, 1929-1940
Correspondence--A. J. Metzler, 1940
Ada Normal University, 1894-1895, Grammar Workbook
Ada Normal University, 1894-1895, Algebra, Latin, and General History Notebooks
Ada Normal University, 1894-1895, Grade Report and Financial Receipt
Essays and Poetry by Others, undated
Poetry Book, College, 1895
Poems, Handwritten, 1895-1948
Hymns by Silvanus Yoder
List of Gospel Herald Articles by Silvanus Yoder
Notebook--Poems (1895-1938), Autobiographical and Community Sketches, Family
History and Data, Letters (1935-1963)
Box 5 (Green) (Silvanus Yoder)
"Sketch of Silvanus Yoder" by Sam Yoder
Shank, Crissie, "A Brief Historical Sketch of the Jonathan Yoder Family"
Stoltzfus, Dorcas, "Life of Gideon Stoltzfus
Lee, Betty Kate, "The Life of Bishop John Stoltzfus," 1938
Jacob Troyer Wedding Invitation, 1896
Katie Hostetler Diary, 1918-1924
Family Data, Warranty Deed
World War I Draftee Finance Receipts
Pocket Notebooks--Church Affairs, 1911-1921
Programs, 1901, 1920
Box 6 (Green) (Manuscripts)
Katie, Published Copy
Photocopy of "Sarah's Stories," (handwritten), used in Katie,
Tennessee John Stoltzfus Articles and Documents
Silvanus and Susie, by Paton Yoder
Diener-Versammlung Reports, 1863-1876, English Translation
Box 7 (Long)
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 1-10
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 11-20
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 21-30
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 31-40
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 41-50
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 51-60
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 61-70
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 71-80
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 81-99
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 100-122
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents 123-125
Box 8 (Long)
Stoltzfus, Documents-Miscellaneous 1-30
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents-Miscellaneous 31-45
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents Miscellaneous 46-60
Tennessee John Stoltzfus, Documents Miscellaneous 61-65
Tennessee John Stoltzfus: Amish Church-Related Documents and Family Letters
by Paton Yoder, 1987
Box 9 (Long Green)
Materials in this box have been arranged roughly by chronology and by generations.
Neuer Calender, 1849
Printed by Mentz & Rovoudt, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Yoder (1822-1908)
Joseph Yoder was an Amish Mennonite Bishop, who lived at Barker Street,
Michigan, from 1868-1887.
Joseph Yoder, Amish Mennonite Bishop,ö by Paton Yoder, 1989
Family records, 1769-1908, of Joseph Yoder (1822-1908) and Abraham Kurtz (1769-1831),
"Writings of Amish Mennonite Bishop Joseph Yoder (1822-1908) and of his
descendants [Emma Zook and Fanny Yoder], and of Mary King Zook (b. 1822),"
presented to the Archives by their great grandchildren, Vera Zook Yoder, Phyllis
Hartzler Baumgartner and Hazel Smucker Yoder. Annotated by Paton Yoder, 1993.
Yoder, Joseph, Correspondence, June 1889
Yoder, Joseph, Correspondence, August 1889
Zook, Emma, Correspondence, March 1896
Zook, Emma, Correspondence, August 1896
Yoder, Fanny, Correspondence, 1898
Yoder, Joseph, Correspondence, 1907
Yoder, Joseph, Autobiography, 1907
Barker Street Sunday School, 1877
Momento with German Bible verse on it, presented by this Sunday School, with
J. Hartzler as Superintendent and G. J. Yoder as Assistant. Teachers names
also included on back, including Sarah A. Yoder, a daughter of Joseph Yoder.
Jonathan K. Zook
Sunday School Certificate, 1864
Presented to Jonathan K. Zug [sic] by Superintendent David Plank and Teacher
David M. Yoder, of the Sunday School of the Amish Church at Logan County,
Ohio, October 23, 1864. Jonathan K. Zook was a member at Barker Street Amish
Mennonite Church, St. Joseph County, Michigan, for some years and then also
at Clinton Frame Amish Church.
Box 9 (Long Green) (Continued)
Samuel S. and Catherine (Hershberger) Troyer
Troyer Marriage certificate, 1872
Certificate for Samuel S. Troyer and Catherine Hershberger, who were married
by Daniel D. Miller on March 31, 1872, and were members of the Howard-Miami
Amish Mennonite Church, Indiana. Certificate is framed with glass front. Troyer
was Paton's mother's father, who came from Holmes County, Ohio, to Howard and
Miami Counties, Indiana, in 1852. There was a split in this Amish Mennonite
community in 1854. Catherine was a daughter of Christian Hershberger, who was
a deacon in the Old Order Amish Church. There also exists a Troyer Bible, which
records Samuel S. Troyer's children in it.
Jesse and Emma (Zook) Smucker
Poems compiled by Hazel Yoder, 1993
"Hazel Smucker Yoder's compilation of poems and recitations collected by
parents, Jesse (1878-1946) and Emma Zook (1875-1959) Smucker and her
mother's siblings, especially Verda Zook (Mrs. Mahlon) Hartzler (1893-1985).
Compiled in 1993. 24 pages.
Silvanus and Susan (Troyer) Yoder
School Merit Award, ca. 1886
Issued to Susan Troyer by Teacher Alice S. Nusbaum.
Autograph Book, Susan Troyer, 1889-92
Susan Troyer was in her teen years and attended the Clinton Frame Amish
Mennonite Church with her parents. Later her father, Samuel S. Troyer, took
the family back to the Amish Church.
Peter Schrock Family History, 1923
A Brief History of Biographical Sketches together with a complete Genealogy
of the Descendants of Peter Schrock, by Silvanus Yoder, 1923. Printed by
Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale.
"Some Songs My Mother Sang" Includes 21 songs sung by Susan (Troyer)
Yoder, as recorded by daughter Ruth (Yoder) Kortemier.
"Silvanus and the Mennonite Church"
"The Silvanus and Susie Yoder Family and the Mennonite Church," written
Paton Yoder, September 1994. 15 pages. It is a personal, reflective and
chronological narrative, which updates but does not supercede other articles
Yoder on this family.
Yoder, Paton: S. D. Mast and David A. Treyer
"Two Nineteenth Century Treatises on the Nonresistant Christian and the
State," with translations by Paton Yoder, April 1990. 54 pages plus photocopies
of German treatises. Includes translation of S. D. Mast's article on "Das
Christenthum und der Stimmkasten" (Christianity and Voting), and David A.
Treyer's "Eine Erklaerung in Bezug auf die weltliche Obrighkeit," (An
Exposition concerning World Government).
Name and Subject
Amish - Ohio -
Amish - Indiana
Amish Division, Nineteenth Century
Amish Mennonites - Michigan
Amish Mennonites - Indiana
Barker Street Amish Mennonite Church, Barker Street, Michigan
Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
European War, 1914-18
Hartzler, Verda (Zook) (1893-1985)
Hershberger, Catherine and Samuel S. Troyer
Hostetler Family (Jacob Hostetler, 1845-1924 and Elizabeth Suntimer, 1855-1887;
and Katie Hershberger Troyer, 1852-1929)
Howard-Miami Amish Mennonite Church
Hymns and Hymnology
Kurtz, Abraham, 1769-1831
Mast, S. D.
Miller, Daniel D.
Poems and Poetry
Smucker, Jesse (1878-1946)
Smucker, Emma (Zook) (1875-1959)
Stoltzfus, John ("Tennessee"), 1805-1887
Stoltzfus, John K.
Treyer, David A.
Troyer Family (Samuel J. Troyer, 1845-1886, and Katie (Hershberger) Troyer,
Troyer, Katie (Hershberger), 1852-1929
Troyer, Samuel S. And Catherine (Hershberger)
Troyer, Susan, 1874-1936
World War I
Yoder, David M.
Yoder, Hazel (Smucker)
Yoder, Joseph, 1822-1908
Yoder, Sarah (Troyer), 1878-1961
Yoder, Silvanus, 1873-1963
Yoder, Susie (Troyer), 1874-1936
Zook, Emma, (1875-1959)
Zook, Jonathan K.
Zook, Mary King
Zook, Verda (1893-1985)
August 22, 2001 / Update by Monica Zimmerman
Previously posted on web
September 20, 2000 / Update by Marti Stutzman
August 21, 1998 / Processed and typed into computer by Dennis Stoesz
Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
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