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Katie Yoder Lind Papers

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FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, final manuscript

FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, page proofs

Information of families researched: A - G

Information on families researched: H - Miller, Jacob B.

Information on families researched: Miller, John J. (Hay John) - S

Information on families researched: T - Z; Cemetery notes

Research notes for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields

Research notes, continued; Manuscript drafts for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields, part II

Manuscript drafts, continued; Manuscript drafts, Book I - III, 1920-1946

Material for Yoder family cookbook

Jacob K. Yoder Family Story

Notes and script for talks given

Books:

Personal cook books

These are materials used in writing Katie’s history of her Yoder family, the story of Jacob K. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Yoder, and will duplicate some of the material in Box 11



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Katie Yoder Lind Papers | Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

By Margaret Shetler and John Gingerich

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Collection Overview

Title: Katie Yoder Lind PapersAdd to your cart.

ID: PNMSS/I-11

Primary Creator: Lind, Katie Yoder (1913-2001)

Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes the research notes, manuscript drafts, page proof and final manuscript for Katie's book "From Hazelbrush to Cornfields"; materials for "The Yoder Family Cookbook" and "Jacob K. Yoder Family Story"; notes and script for talks given; a personal collection of books and cook books; and materials used in the writing of the Yoder and Swartzendruber Family histories.

Biographical Note

Lind, Katie Yoder, 1913-2001: Sister Katie Yoder Lind, beloved mother of Mary Ellen, Gerald and Loren, and wife of the deceased brother Marcus F. Lind, was born on July 8, 1913, about seven miles north of Wellman, Iowa.  She was the oldest of three children born to Christian J. and Mary E. (Miller) Yoder.  Her brothers are Harold, who is in attendance here, and Curtis, recently deceased.

Katie's family lived in Oregon near Albany from 1926 to 1928, where Katie completed the eighth grade.  The family then returned to the Iowa farm of her grandparents, which was home to Katie until she married.

As a young women, she worked as a child-care worker at the Children's Home in Kansas City, and at the Mennonite Mission in Hannibal, Missouri.  In 1941 she graduated from the two-year Christian Workers' Course at Hesston [Kansas] College and Bible School, and remained the next two years as matron in the girl's dormitory.

She received her B.A. in Bible from Eastern Mennonite College at Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1949.  Except for a year's leave of absence when Katie and her mother lived in Kansas, [when] Katie worked at the Halstead Hospital, she taught at Iowa Mennonite School near her home.

She married Marcus Lind in June 1965, and moved with him to their home near Salem, Oregon, and assisted in his duties as a pastor and a teacher at Western Mennonite Church and School.  She dedicated herself to the loving care of her youngest son, Gerald, and his special needs, encouraging his naturally outgoing way of relating to people, and continued with this support for the rest of her life.

A writer and author, she researched and wrote "From Hazelbrush to Cornfields," a history of the early Amish-Mennonite settlement of southeastern Iowa published in 1994.  She also completed a cookbook of early Mennonite recipes including stories, yet to be published, and began a work on the life of her son Gerald.

Katie grew up in the West Union Mennonite Church, where her grandfather was bishop and her father a minister.  She was a member of the Ballston Mennonite Fellowship with her husband during the 1980s and 90s and also attended Sheridan Mennonite Church until the time of her death.  They moved with Gerald to the Rock of Ages Valley-View Retirement community in 1989.

Katie died peacefully at her Valley-View home at the age of 88 after a brief illness with cancer, on Tuesday, August 14 [2001].  She is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, her brother Harold of Kalona, Iowa, and seven nieces and nephews.

Administrative Information

Repository: Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

Alternate Extent Statement: 15 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These records are open for public research.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, final manuscript],
[Box 2: FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, page proofs],
[Box 3: Information of families researched: A - G],
[Box 4: Information on families researched: H - Miller, Jacob B.],
[Box 5: Information on families researched: Miller, John J. (Hay John) - S],
[Box 6: Information on families researched: T - Z; Cemetery notes],
[Box 7: Research notes for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields],
[Box 8: Research notes, continued; Manuscript drafts for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields, part II],
[Box 9: Manuscript drafts, continued; Manuscript drafts, Book I - III, 1920-1946],
[Box 10: Material for Yoder family cookbook],
[Box 11: Jacob K. Yoder Family Story],
[Box 12: Notes and script for talks given],
[Box 13: Books:],
[Box 14: Personal cook books],
[Box 15: These are materials used in writing Katie’s history of her Yoder family, the story of Jacob K. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Yoder, and will duplicate some of the material in Box 11],
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Box 7: Research notes for From Hazelbrush to CornfieldsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: AccidentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Town dates of early settlersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Arrival dates of early settlersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: AuctioneersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: AutomobilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Bibliographic sourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Butchering and beef ringsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Carpenters and buildingAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Church-relatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Civil WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Clocks/Watch repairAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Pertinent datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Farm activitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Farm-related activitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Farm-related businessesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Fresh air childrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: German schoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Greene CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Hired helpAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: HobosAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Holidays and celebrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Household activitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Ice makingAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Indian neighborsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: JoetownAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Land locations (Elmer Swartzendruber files)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Mail serviceAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Medical storiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Ministers (list from John W. Gingerich)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Miscellaneous notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Mutual aidAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Natural phenomenon/stormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: 1930’sAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: PeddlersAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, final manuscript],
[Box 2: FROM HAZELBRUSH TO CORNFIELDS, page proofs],
[Box 3: Information of families researched: A - G],
[Box 4: Information on families researched: H - Miller, Jacob B.],
[Box 5: Information on families researched: Miller, John J. (Hay John) - S],
[Box 6: Information on families researched: T - Z; Cemetery notes],
[Box 7: Research notes for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields],
[Box 8: Research notes, continued; Manuscript drafts for From Hazelbrush to Cornfields, part II],
[Box 9: Manuscript drafts, continued; Manuscript drafts, Book I - III, 1920-1946],
[Box 10: Material for Yoder family cookbook],
[Box 11: Jacob K. Yoder Family Story],
[Box 12: Notes and script for talks given],
[Box 13: Books:],
[Box 14: Personal cook books],
[Box 15: These are materials used in writing Katie’s history of her Yoder family, the story of Jacob K. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Yoder, and will duplicate some of the material in Box 11],
[All]


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