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YODER, Levi


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    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 13 Jul 1906, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Johnstown Daily Tribune; Friday, July 13, 1906

Levi Yoder, who died at the home of L. L. Yoder in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, on July 1st, was born on February 8, 1823, being seventy-eight years, four months, and twenty-three days old on the day of his death. His father, Joseph Yoder, was a pioneer resident of Conemaugh Township. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Speicher. Levi Yoder was the youngest of a family of five children and was married on July 1, 1849, to Miss Elizabeth Kauffman, eldest daughter of Isaac Kauffman, who survives him, with the following children: Isaac L.; L.L.; Sarah, wife of Samuel Mishler, and Polly, wife of Moses Mishler, all of Conemaugh Township. Another son, John Yoder, died in 1856. Levi Yoder is also survived by a brother, who is in his ninety-first year and is living in the State of Missouri; twenty-one grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The deceased took sick almost two years ago, but was able to be about occasionally until November, 1904, since which time he had been confined to the armchair, in which he passed away, surrounded by his wife and children. He was a member of the Amish Church for fifty-six years and was one of the most highly-respected citizens of Conemaugh Township. He was a loving husband and a kind father.

The funeral took place on the 3rd inst. from the Stahl Church, where the services were conducted by the Rev. S. G. Shetler, of the Mennonite Church, near Davidsville. The remains were laid to rest in the Yoder graveyard., alongside those of his parents and the grandparents on his mother's side.

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