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Christian "Jotter" Yoder, Sr.

Also Known As: "Yotter", "Joder"
Birthplace: Steffisburg, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Death: Died in Berks, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Berks, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Christen Yoder and Catherine Yoder
Husband of Barbara Joder (Gerber) (i)
Father of Barbara Kauffman (Yoder); Magdalena Yoder; Elizabeth Yoder; John Yoder; Yost Yoder and 2 others
Brother of Barbara Boyer
Half brother of Jacob O. Yoder

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About Christian Joder (i)

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eath: Nov., 1775 Berks County Pennsylvania, USA

Christian Yoder (born Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland), son of -- Yoder & his wife Barbara.

Married Barbara Gerber, daughter of Hans Gerber & his wife Katrina Schertenlieb Gerber

Children 1 Barbara Yoder b 1725 2 Magdalena Yoder b 1726 3 Sweitzer Christian Yoder b 1728 4 Elizabeth Yoder b 1729 5 John Yoder b 1732 6 Yost Yoder b 1734 7 Veronica Yoder b 1738 8 Jacob Yoder b 1740

21 Sept 1742 the ship "Francis & Elizabeth" out of Rotterdam by way of Deal & captained by George North arrived Philadelphia, PA. He came with his wife, children, brother Jacob & family, his widowed mother Barbara & other family members.

This ship also had aboard many other 1st Amish families that settled in the Northkill area. 1st American Amish Settlement, Northkill Settlement, was on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area ran from Northkill Creek's mouth in Northkill Gap, Blue Moutain nr Shartlesville, PA to the confluence with little Northkill Creek nr Bernville, Jefferson Twp at the edge of the Blue Mountain. This was a large isolated area, the edge of Pennsylvania's frontier.

  • *Deutsch German word kill = stream

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Christian Joder (i)'s Timeline

February 18, 1699
Steffisburg, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Age 25
Bern Canton, Switzerland
Age 26
Berks County, PA, USA
Age 29
Saint-Denis, France
Age 32
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Age 34
Age 38
Age 40
September 21, 1742
Age 43
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania