Nold and Yoder Family Collection, 1775-1935
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Brief Description:

This set of collected family documents contains correspondence, financial records, broadsides, property records, tax receipts, sermons, and assorted ephemera pertaining to the Nold and Yoder families of Columbia, Ohio, later of Columbiana and Leetonia, Ohio.  Materials document the following individuals, all of whom held ministerial positions in area Mennonite congregations:

Bishop Jacob Nold (1765-1834)

Deacon Jacob Nold (1798-1864)

Deacon John Ziegler Nold (1823-1913)

Deacon John L. Yoder, son-in-law of John Ziegler Nold (1855 - 1940)

Bishop Paul L. Yoder (1897-1990)

The bulk of the correspondence comprises incoming correspondence to Jacob Nold (1898-1964) and Paul L. Yoder.

Of particular significance in this collection is the copy of a petition drafted by J. M. Brenneman to be sent to President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 that pleads for Mennonite exemption from military service in the American Civil War.

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/442
Created by: Yoder family, Nolt family
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Arrangement: Flat
Access Restrictions: Thse materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Mennonite Church - Clergy
Mennonites - Ohio
Nold, Jacob, 1798-1864
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
PreferredCitation: Nold and Yoder Family Collection, 1775-1935.  HM1-442.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.