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Nold and Yoder Family Collection, 1775-1935 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Collection Overview

Title: Nold and Yoder Family Collection, 1775-1935Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/442

Primary Creator: Yoder family

Other Creators: Nolt family

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Subjects: Mennonite Church - Clergy, Mennonites - Ohio, Nold, Jacob, 1798-1864

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Mennonite Church - Clergy
Mennonites - Ohio
Nold, Jacob, 1798-1864

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: Thse materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Separated Materials: The Nold and Yoder Family book collection was transferred to the Mennonite Historical Libary.  The baptismal certificate, two frakturs, clothing items, and the bookcase in which the book collection was stored were transferred to the Mennonite HIstorial Library's Museum Committee art and artifact collection.

Preferred Citation: Nold and Yoder Family Collection, 1775-1935.  HM1-442.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1852-1861Add to your cart.

Dec. 10, 1861; Wadsworth Medina Co. Ohio;  to Jacob Nold from son, J. Nold and Emaline Nold

June 23, 1861;  Plumstead Bucks Co Penn;  To Jacob Nold and wife Catharina to Johannes Gross and wife Catharina

May 5, 1861; Harmony, Butler Co. Penn.; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

March 29, 1861; Plumstead, Bucks Co. Penn.;To Jacob Nold from Johannes Gross and  wife  Catharina

March 6, 1861;Plumstead, Bucks Co. Penn.;  to Jacob Nold from Johannes Gross and wife Catharina

Jan. 6, 1861; Plumstread Bucks Co. Penn.;  to Jacob Nold from Johannes Gross and wife Catharina

Nov. 13, 1859; (no place); to Jacob Nold From Jacob and Elizabeth Smith

May 14, 1859; Plumstead Bucks Co. Penn.; to Jacob Nold from William Hendricks and wife Sasrah

March 21, 1855; Milford Bucks Co. Penn.;To Jacob and Catharina Nold from Joseph and Elizabeth  Shelly

June 5, 1955; Harmony Penn.;to Jacob Nold from Aaron Yhontz

May 31, 1855; Goshen Ind;  to Jacob Nold from P. Bissel

Jan. 9, 1855 Rockhill Bucks Co. Penn.; [to Jacob Nold] from Abraaham and Susanna Fretz

July 17, 1855; Harmony Penn.; to Jacob Nold from Sam Geigller

Folder 2: John Z. Nold Correspondence, 1874-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 3: J. M. Brenneman Correspondence, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
Folder 4: J. M. Brenneman Letter Concerning Petition to PResident Abraham Lincoln, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Petition to Abraham Lincoln, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter to Jacob Nold from Abraham Rohrer, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Henry Yother, 1859, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence from Henry M. Ziegler, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence from Mary and Andrew Ziegler, 1862Add to your cart.
Mentions a son in the American Civil War
Folder 10: Correspondence to John Nold, 1862-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1855, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Jacob Nold Tax Receipts, 1831-1863Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Jacob Nold Will, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Jacob Nold Estate Sale, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lot Slip for Ordination of Jacob Nold (1798-1864), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Jacob Nold Account Book, 1852-1865Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Petition (Fragment), 1775Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Broadside: Ein Trauer-Lied, Ein Trost-Wort, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Das Land Canaan (Photocopy), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Das Land Canaan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Vom Fest des süßen Brods (Lucas 22), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Erst Petri, Cap.2, Vers 9, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Russian Relief Documents, 1874-1881Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Recipes, Remedies, and Dyeing Instructions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Materials, 1864-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Miscellaneous Envelopes and Articles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Jacob Yoder Militia Exemption, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Samuel Yoder Receipts, 1830Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence to John L. Yoder, 1841-1926Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from J. S. Coffman, M. S. Steiner, A. Metzler, and J. A. Ressler, among others.
Folder 30: Correspondence to John L. Yoder from Paul E. Whitmer, 1903-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence from Paul E. Whitmer to Paul Yoder regarding Ohio Conference Difficulties, 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 32: John L. Yoder Deacon Work, 1873-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 33: List of Contributers to Nold's Meetinghouse, 1873Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Warranty Deeds (Jacob Yoder, John L. Yoder, etc.), 1830-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jacob Yoder Tax Receipts, 1873-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John Yoder Receipts, 1818-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 4: John Yoder Tax Receipts, 1838-1845Add to your cart.
Folder 5: John Yoder Account Book, 1818-1836Add to your cart.
Folder 6: John L. Yoder Teaching Certificates, 1870-1882Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ohio Mennonite Conference Letters, 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1855-1859Add to your cart.

Feb. 22, 1855; (no place);  to Jacob Nold from John and Mary Gehman

June 27, 1855; Elkhart Co., Indiana to Jacob and Catarina Nold, from Henrich and Esther Baier

Feb. 11, 1857; Milfort, Bucks Co. Pennsylvania;  to  Jacob Nold from  Jacob and Catarina Beitler

April 3, 1859 ; Milfort , Bucks Co. Pennsylvania; to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

April 24, 1859; (no place);  to  (Jacob Nold) from William and Sarah Hendricks

June 26, 1859 ; to (Jacob Nold); from Christian M. and Letia Shelly

Folder 9: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1860Add to your cart.

Feb. 28, 1860; Milfort Bucks Co. Pennsylvania;, to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

Aug. 23, 1860; Milfort Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

Aug. 3, 1860; no place; to Jacob and Cadrina Nold from William and Sarah Hendricks

Dec. 1, 1860;Milfort Bucks Co. Pennsylvania; to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

Folder 10: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1861Add to your cart.

Feb. 18, 1861;Roanoke Woodford Co. Illinois; to Jacob Nold from Jost Bally

Feb. 18, 1861; Milfort Bucks Co. PA; to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

Feb. 22, 1861; Hiltaun, Bucks Co. PA; to Jacob Nold from Samuel Mussleman

Feb. 28, 1861; Roanoke Woodford Co. Illinois; to Jacob Nold from Jost and Elizabeth Bally

March 25, 1861; -----;  to Jacob Nold from ?

Aprill 11, 1861; Plumstead Twp. Bucks Co. PA; to Jacob Nold from Johannes Gross

June 17, 1891; Nobel Co. Ind; to Jacob Nold from William Hendricks

July 11, 1861;  Harmony Butler Co. PA; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Oct. 22, 1861; Harmony Butler Co. PA: to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Folder 11: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1862Add to your cart.

Jan. 6, 1862; Plumstead; to Jacob Nold from Johannes and Chatharina Gross

Jan 10, 1862; Roanoke Woodford Co Ill; to Jacob Nold from  Jost and Elizabeth Bally

March 7, 1862; Milford Bucks Co;  to Jacob Nold from John, Peter and Hannah Zuck

March 29, 1862; Riverstyx; to Jacob Nold from  Abraham Rohrer

April 8, 1862; Washington Co Md; to Jacob Nold from Peter and Maria Eschleman

April 11, 1862; Roanoke Woodford Co Ill; to Jacob Nold from Jost Bally

May 15, 1862; Roanoke Woodford Co Illl; to Jacob Nold from Jost and Elizabeth Bally

Aug 19, 1862; Harmony Butler Co; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Aug 25, 1862; Wakarusa Elkhart Co; to Jacob Nold from David Guth and Jacob Wissler

Oct 26, 1862; Milfort Bucks Co; to Jacob Nold from Jacob and Catarina Beitler

Dec 14, 1862; to Jacob Nold from Beata Schwarz

April 27, 1863; Harmony Butler Co Pa;  to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

May 16, 1863; Roanoke Woodford Co Ill; to Jacob Nold from Jost and Elizabeth Bally

Sept 22, 1863; Harmony Butler Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Nov 1, 1863; Plumstead; to Jacob and Catharina Nold from Johannes and Catharina Gross

Aug 28, 1865; Harmony Butler Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Folder 12: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1863Add to your cart.

April 27, 1863; Harmony Butler Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

May 16, 1863;  Roanoke Woodford Co Ill; to Jacob Nold from Jost and Elizabeth Bally

Sept 22, 1863; Harmony Butler Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Nov 1, 1863; Plumstead; to Jacob and Catharina Nold from Johannes and Catharina Gross

Aug 28, 1865; Harmony Butler Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Jacob Kolb

Folder 13: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1864-1865Add to your cart.

Jan 4, 1864; Elida Allen Co Ohio; to Jacob Nold from Johannes M. Brenneman

Jan 19, 1864; Harmony Butler Co; to Jacob Nold and wife from Jacob Kolb and wife

March 23, 1864;Miltown [Hilltown]? Bucks Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Joseph Shifler

April 22 [1864]?; Waterloo Preston Canada West; to Jacob Nold from David Sherk

Folder 14: Jacob Nold Correspondence, 1874, 1877Add to your cart.

Sept 1, 1874; [no information]

April 1, 1877;Chambersburg Franklin Co Pa; to Jacob Nold from Samuel and Barbara Lesher

Folder 15: Jacob Nold Jr. Correspondence, 1855, 1864, undatedAdd to your cart.

1855 [no location found] to Jacob Nold from William and Sarah Hendricks

Feb 2, 1864; to Jacob Nold from Andrew Ziegler

To cousin Sarah from cousin Christina Herr

To Jacob and Catherine Nold from J and B Herr

Several letters with no date or place with note that they have been published in English translation in Mennonite Historical Bulleltin, Oct 1975

Folder 16: John and Katie Yoder Correspondence, 1915-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 17: John and Katie Yoder Correspondece with Henry Cox (Their Foster Child), 1920-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Yoder Family Genealogical Notes and Miscellaneous Materials, 1776-1918[?]Add to your cart.
Includes a fraktur-style painting of two birds
Folder 19: John Yoder Tax Receipts, 1852-1865Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Letter to Johannes Yoder from His Grandchildren, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter to John Yoder from Henry L. and Elizabeth Leatherman, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Yoder Family Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1837-1898Add to your cart.

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