|Also Known As:||"Ulli", "Ulli Yoder", "Ulli Mossimann", "Ulrich Joder"|
|Birthplace:||Jodershuebel (Joder Hill), Bern Canton, Switzerland|
|Death:||Died in Huttwil, Trachselwald District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland|
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About Üli Joder
On a 1384 tax register for the small village of Huttwil, Ulli Joder and his son, Heini Joder, are recorded as the highest taxed families. According to various Gaman knights' records, Elsi Zaugg, daughter of Blacksmith Peter Zaugg of Sumiswald, gave a large tract from her estate to the Gaman knights. Because of an unusually hard plague that probably caused the death of several of Ulli's and Elsi's children, tradition states that this gift of land may have been a token of gratitude for sparing one of her children.
(source: April 1981 issue of "The Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage", the quarterly magazine of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602)