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John B. Yotty (Joder) b. 2 May 1834 Bavaria, GR d. 26 Aug 1916 Eureka, Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

John B. Yotty (Joder)

Male 1834 - 1916  (82 years)


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  • Name John B. Yotty (Joder)  [1, 2
    Immigration 1830 or 1832 
    • With his parents when he was 4 (6?) years old.
    Born 2 May 1834  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Religion Mennonite 
    Residence until 1895  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Near Metamora, then Roanoke
    USR1 Stomach/colon Cancer  [1
    Died 26 Aug 1916  Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the home of his daughter Mrs. John Kyle
    Buried 29 Aug 1916  Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roanoke Mennonite Church cemetery, by pastor Andrew Schrock
    Person ID I7724  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2019 

    Father Christian Yotty,   b. 1808,   d. 7 Nov 1870, Olio Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Katharina Stalter,   b. 6 Apr 1809,   d. 4 Oct 1894, Olio Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Feb 1829  Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Phillips,   b. 1846, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1871  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. John Lutheran Church. Obituary gives the date as 21 Nov 1871.
    Children 
     1. Katherine Susan Yotty,   b. 16 Dec 1869, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1942, Dixon, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Joseph H. Yotty,   b. 29 Jul 1872, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1938, Salina, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Anna Mary Yotty,   b. 19 Apr 1874, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1941, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Edith J. Yotty,   b. 20 May 1875, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1900, Dixon, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. Albert John Yotty,   b. 21 Jan 1877, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1958, Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Frank Yotty,   b. Dec 1878,   d. 19 Oct 1933  (Age ~ 54 years)
     7. Phoebe Yotty,   b. 23 Jan 1881, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1953, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Christopher Daniel Yotty,   b. 30 Dec 1883, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1952, Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F5446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1834 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1871 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - until 1895 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1916 - Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Aug 1916 - Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: on August 29, 1916 in the Peoria Journal
      The death of John Yotty, one of Eureka’s respected German residents, occurred at his home in this city Saturday evening, after a short illness with something like blood poison. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 2, 1834, but since he was 4 years of age Woodford county has been his home. Mrs. Yotty died many years ago, but he is survived by four sons and two daughters: Mrs. Kate Phelps of Dixon; Joseph of East Peoria; Frank of Peoria; Mrs. Ed Everetts, Albert and Mrs. John Kyle of Eureka and Chris Yotty. One Sister and two brothers also are left--Mrs. Mary Klopfenstein and Joseph Yotty of Eureka and Jacob Yotty of Iowa.

      Funeral services will be held from the residence at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning and from the Mennonite church, near Roanoke, at 10 o’clock.

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      Obit: WOODFORD COUNTY JOURNAL-THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916
      DEATH OF AGED GERMAN RESIDENT

      At the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Kyle, last Saturday, August 26, 1916, occurred the death of John B. Yotty, one of Eureka's highly respected German citizens. Mr. Yotty had been in fairly good health for one of his years and only two weeks ago took down with what proved to be his last and fatal illness. The funeral was held at the German Mennonite church about four miles northeast of Eureka, of which he was a member, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, and the burial was at the church cemetery nearby. The funeral was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Andrew Schrock, and was largely attended, attesting to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

      John B. Yotty was born in the Province of Bavaria, Germany, May 2, 1834, and came with his parents to the United States when he was six years of age. The family settled in Woodford county near Metamora, which county has been his home ever since. He lived on the farm near there and also in the Roanoke neighborhood until 1895, when he came to Eureka to make his home. On Nov. 21, 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Phillips, and to this union were born eight children, seven of whom are still living. Their home was saddened by the death of the mother in 1894 and Mr. Yotty kept up the home for the children for some years, but as his children grew older and age began to tell on him, he made his home with them for the past few years. At the age of 17 years he united with the German Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful member until death claimed him.

      The children living to mourn their father's death are Mrs. Katie Phelps, of Dixon, Joseph Yotty of East Peoria, Mrs. Annie Everett and A. J. Yotty of Eureka, Frank Yotty of Peoria, Mrs. Phoebe Kyle of Eureka and Chris Yotty of Iowa. One daughter, Mrs. Edith Strickland, also of Dixon, preceded her father to the other land. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister.

  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Descendants of Christian Yotty.

    2. [S936] Yoder news from the archive in Munich, Herbert Holly.


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