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Elizabeth Smeltzer (Yoder)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Columbia, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Place of Burial: Olive Cemetery Elkhart Co IN
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Kauffman Yoder and Margaret B Yoder
Wife of Henry Smeltzer
Mother of Jacob Y. Smeltzer; Lovina Johnson; Samuel Smeltzer; David Smeltzer; Levi Smeltzer and 7 others
Sister of John Holdeman Yoder; Jacob H. Yoder; Nancy “Anna" Yoder (Twin); (Reverend) Samuel Yoder, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Yoder
Half sister of Catherine Loucks; Mary M Wisler; Joseph Freed and Christiana Landis

Managed by: M. Jessica Hunsberger
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About Elizabeth Smeltzer

Birth: 1830 Death: 1914

Elizabeth Yoder Smeltzer, daughter of Samuel Yoder & Margaret Holdeman Yoder Freed

Married 1851 Henry Smeltzer, son of Michael Smeltzer & his wife Susan Rhodes Smeltzer

Children 1 Jacob Smeltzer b 1853 2 Amos Smeltzer b 1855 3 Samuel Smeltzer b 1857 4 Levi Smeltzer b 1858 5 Lovina Smeltzer Johnson b 1860 6 Anna Smeltzer Lehman Leatherman b 1862 7 David Smeltzer b 1863 8 Susanna "Susan" Smeltzer 1865 9 Aaron Smeltzer 1867 10 Salome Smeltzer Locker Gegax b 1869 11 Mary Ellen Smeltzer Parcell b 1871 12 Enos Smeltzer b 1873

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Elizabeth Yoder Smeltzer was born in Holmes county, Ohio, Feb 27 1830, and died at her home north of Wakarusa, Ind, October 21, 1914, aged 84 years, 8 months and 24 days.

She grew to maturity at the place of her birth and about 1840 came to Indiana. November 6, 1851 she was married to Henry Smeltzer (who preceded her to the spirit world, November 2, 1895) and moved on the farm where she always resided until the time of her death. To this union were born twelve children, 5 girls and 7 boys, 3 having died when quite young.

In the year 1852, she with her husband united with the Mennonite church, where she remained a consecrated christian all her life.

Those left to mourn her departure are 9 children, Jacob and Levi of Elkhart; Samuel, David, Anna Letherman and Lovina Johnson, of Wakarusa; Soloma Locher of South Bend; Aaron and Ella Parcell, of Nappanee; Mariah Brandon of Elkhart, who when a child was taken in the home where she grew to womanhood. Forty grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Yoder of Elkhart; two sisters, Nancy Weldy and Christana Landis of Wakarusa, and a large circle of relatives and friends.

Burial, which was largely attended, was at the Olive cemetery. Services conducted by David Yoder and Silas Weldy.

Wakarusa Tribune 29 Oct 1914


Family links:

Parents:
 Samuel Yoder (1804 - 1835)
 Margaret Holdeman Freed (1810 - 1887)

Spouse:
 Henry Smeltzer (1825 - 1895)*

Children:
 Lovina Smeltzer Johnson (1860 - 1930)*
 David Smeltzer (1863 - 1936)*
 Aaron Smeltzer (1867 - 1930)*
 Salome Smeltzer Gegax (1869 - 1943)*
 Mary E Smeltzer Parcell (1871 - 1942)*

Siblings:
 John Yoder (1828 - 1902)*
 Elizabeth Yoder Smeltzer (1830 - 1914)
 Jacob H Yoder (1832 - 1910)*
 Nancy Yoder Weldy (1832 - 1919)*
 Samuel Yoder (1835 - 1925)*
 Catherine Freed Loucks (1837 - 1907)**
 Mary Freed Wisler (1842 - 1893)**
 Joseph Freed (1844 - 1864)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Olive Cemetery Wakarusa Elkhart County Indiana, USA


Created by: Linda K Record added: Sep 19, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 76740523

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Elizabeth Smeltzer's Timeline

1830
February 27, 1830
Columbia, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
1853
March 18, 1853
Age 23
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
1855
May 14, 1855
Age 25
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
1857
February 2, 1857
Age 26
Elkhart County Indiana
1858
November 17, 1858
Age 28
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
1860
May 11, 1860
Age 30
On a farm, 1 mile North of Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
1862
February 5, 1862
Age 31
Olive, IN, USA
1863
December 5, 1863
Age 33
Elkhart County Indiana
1865
May 27, 1865
Age 35
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States