David Yordy b. 16 Jan 1875 Lombardville, Stark Co., IL d. 30 Sep 1934 Ashley, Gratiot Co., MI: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

David Yordy[1, 2]

Male 1875 - 1934  (59 years)


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  • Name David Yordy  [3
    Born 16 Jan 1875  Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bureau County?
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1934  Ashley, Gratiot Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. John’s Clinton Memorial Hospital
    Buried Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • East Fairview Mennonite Church
    Person ID I5160  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 

    Father John Birkey Yordy,   b. 23 Oct 1838, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1906, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Magdalena King,   b. 13 Dec 1842, Salem, Marion Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1927, Harper, Harper Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1862  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • By Andrew Ropp
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Stauffer,   b. 18 May 1882, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1957, Ashley, Gratiot Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1907  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Orvin Stauffer Yordy,   b. 1908
     2. Charles David Yordy,   b. 1909
     3. Ada May Yordy,   b. 1911
     4. John Wesley Yordy
     5. Emerson Edwin Yordy
     6. Grace Ann Yordy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1875 - Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1907 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1934 - Ashley, Gratiot Co., MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Milford Review, Milford, NE, Thurs, Oct 4, 1934

      David Yordy of Ashley, Michigan, brother of Simon Yordy and Mrs. Joe Yeackley of Milford, was attacked and gored by a bull when he went to the pasture to get the cows early Sunday morning. When he failed to return, his two sons, Charles and John, started a search for him and found him in the pasture. He was taken to a hospital. He died a half hour after he arrived at the hospital.

      Mr. and Mrs. Yordy formerly lived on a farm near Milford.

      David, son of John and Magdalene Yordy, was born in Bureau county, Illinois on January 16, 1875, died at the Clinton Memorial Hospital, St. John's, Michigan, at 8 o'clock a.m., September 30, 1934, aged 59 years, 8 months and 14 days.

      On November 14, 1907, he was married to Sarah Stauffer at Milford, Nebraska. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, Orvin, Charles, Ada (wife of Leonard Litwiller, Hopedale, Illinois), John and Emerson. In 1931 they opened their home to a little girl, Grace, whom they later adopted.

      As he is the first one to be taken from the home, he leaves his bereaved companion, the children, a son-in-law and two grandchildren, Arline and Phyllis. He also leaves three brothers and four sisters, Fannie Yeackley and Simon, Milford, Nebraska; John, Kewanee, Illinois; Emma Swartzendruber and Lizzie Erb, Wellman, Iowa; Bella Schrock, Albany, Oregon; and Peter of Texas; as well as other relatives and many friends.

      At the age of sixteen he accepted Christ as his Savior and joined the Mennonite church, of which he has been a member through life. His desire was to live the Christian life and he went about it in a quiet way.

      A funeral service was held at the Bethel Mennonite church, Ashley, Michigan, on October 2, Rev. George Sommer officiating. 

      Rev. George Miller, Rev. William Eicher Ammon Miller had charge of funeral services at the East Fairview church Thursday afternoon. Burial in the church cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] From Germany to New Life in America.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32219987/arthur-raymond-guth.

    3. [S625] John Birkey Yordy family, Frieda Louden.

    4. [S368] Yordy Family Records.


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