Maria Christina Joho (1735 Sulzthal Alsace - Probably Before 1740)
Catharina Joho (1737 Sulzthal Alsace - Probably Before 1740)
Maria Christina Joho (1740 Conewago PA - ?)
Eva Catarina Joho (1741 Conewago PA - 1825)
Peter Yoho (1745-1823)
John Yoho (1746 - ?)
George Yoho (abt 1748- 1795)
Anne Maria Yoho (1750 - ?) Christened 9 Sept 1750 at York, PA
Henry Yoho (1752-1845)
Prudence Yoho ? (1765/1775 - abt 1810)
Jacob Yoho ? (1765? - 1851)
*Barbara Yoho ?(1765-1816) Married James Bradford
*NOTE: There is controversy about father of Barbara. Some evidence suggests she was daughter of Johannes but other evidence suggests she was daughter of John Yoho (son of Johannes) above (1746-?)
Research by Uwe Porten in Alsace found that both Maria Christina and Catharina Joho were born in Sulzthal (Farm area) near Lembach Alsace France. Little information exists about fate of both daughters.
Maria Christina was born 20 Oct 1735 in Sulzthal Alsace. She was christened on 23 Oct 1735 in Mattstall Alsace located about two miles South of Lembach and three miles East of Sulzthal. Her Godparents were Friedrich Roh, unmarried son of Philipp Roh from "Aus Dem Günstel"; Maria Catharina, wife of Johann Jacob Bender of Sulzthal; Anna Christina, daughter of the deceased Johann Heinrich Zehender, who was a hunter at "von der Hard".
Catharina was born 18 June 1737 in Sulzthal Alsace. She was christened on 20 June 1737 at Mattstall Alsace. Her Godparents were Friedrich Roh, unmarried son of Philipp Roh and hereditary leaseholder at Günsthal; Elisabetha Bender, unmarried daughter of Jacob Bender; Catharina Bender, unmarried daughter of Jacob Bender, citizen and farmer in Langen-Soultzbach
Fates of Maria and Catharina: No records have been found of deaths of these daughters although Denver Yoho states that Maria died before 1738 in Alsace. Until recently there was no documented evidence that they accompanied Johannes and Susanna on trip to America. Strassburger's PA German Pioneers does not list the two children in the "Two Sisters" ship manifest, but lists childern of other families.
Another source, The Palatine Project, was recently discovered to include Maria Christina (age 2) and Eva Catharina (age 3 months) as passengers. The Palatine Project has added new data to old sources. (Click To See List and Source) There is a problem with this data however. If Maria was born in 1735 she would have been older than 2 years and Catharina would have been older than 3 months having been born in 1737.
It is likely that both Maria and Catharina died enroute to America or shortly after they arrived. Hypothetical "evidence" to support may be related to names of the next two children born in Conewago PA. Johannes and Susanna's third child was also named Maria Christina born in 1740. The next child Eva Catarina, born in 1741, had similar spelling (Catharina/Catarina). It was not uncommon for parents to use the same or similar names as the children who died at an early age.
Maria was born in Conewago, Adams County PA March 14, 1740 and was baptized May 22, 1740. Her Godparents were Janeslaus Wuchtel and Maria Christina Baumann. Very little information exists about Maria Christina. It is possible that she also died at an early age. The only record (Unknown Source) was the birth and baptism record.
Eva Catarina also spelled Catherine in some sources was born on 26 May 1741 at Conewago now York and Adams County PA. .She was baptized June 25th, 1741 with Wentzel Buehtrueekel and wife as sponsors.
Records indicate Eva married George LEMLEY at Greene, PA about 1763. There is no more specific information about Eva except for her family life with George Lemley.
George was born in Philadelphia abt 1741/42.. His father David immigrated to Philadelphia from Southampton England in 1723.. George was a pioneer settler of Greene, County, PA, locating on "Lemley's Plain," along Whiteley Creek in 1784 and at his "Shiver-de-Frise" plantation along Dunkard Creek, just north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in 1794.. The Family later lived in Belmont Co., Ohio. Many of the descendants of George and Eva become prominent citizens of Monongalia County PA.
|John Lemley Sr.|
|Mary Susannah Lemley (1768 - ?)|
|Catherine Lemley (1774-1830)|
|Susannah Lemley (1777 - ?)|
|Rachel Lemley (1783 - ?)|
Although Peter probably arrived in Western PA in the 1760's, the first record of his presence was in 1770 in Greene Co. PA. He is also found on the assessment rolls of Green Township, Washington Co. PA for 1784. Peter joined the Pennsylvania Militia with his brother Henry ca 1780. Both are listed as members of the First Battalion, Washington County in 1782 serving under Capt. John Guthery.
Peter died prior to the legislation that was passed rewarding Revolutionary War Soldiers for their service. Thus, military records for Peter are Scarce. In the Pennsylvaia Archives Series VI, Vol. 2, pages 18, 19, 271, the following is listed:
Year 1782 First Battalion, Washington County. Recruited in Whiteley and Green Townships (now Greene County Pa) a few miles from Dunkard. John Guthrey, Captain. Among the privates were listed Peter Yoho and Henry Yoho. These men also served tours with Captain John guthrey and Captain Samuel Swindler, Captain John Minor, Captain Cecil Davis and Captain John Shipman. Service on the western frontier was not continuous. Soldiers would be discharged at the end of an emergency and called back when an emergency would occur.
In 1774 Peter married Margaret Baker. She was the daughter of Captain John Baker of Baker Station at Cresap on the Ohio River below the present location of Moundsville WV. . Margaret was the twin sister to Catherine Baker who married Peter's brother Henry. Peter and Margaret settled on Fish Creek near Graysville in Marshall Co. WV.
On June 5th 1804, Peter bought 170 acres of land at Gully Bottom, Fish Creek, near (Graysville, WV) from Abijah McClain for $502.00. The land adjoined land of his brother, Henry Yoho who bought 192 acres of Fish Creek from McClain on the same date for $525.00 (Deed Book 7, page 205).
Peter died in 1823. Margaret died after 1830. Both are thought to be buried at The Peter Yoho Cemetery near Graysville, WV.
Hugh Yoho provided a copy of the 1823 Estate Settlement with all the original spelling errors including the name Yoho (Click For Copy).
|John Yoho (1775-1853)|
|Margaret Yoho (abt 1777-1809)|
|Mary Yoho (1778-1856)|
|Henry Yoho Jr. (1781-1862)|
|Samuel Yoho (1782-1835)|
|Peter Yoho Jr. (1787-1861)|
|Joseph Jacob Yoho (1792-1864)|
|Lewis Yoho (1791-1875)|
|Isaac Yoho (1799-1881)|
|William Yoho (abt 1800-1884)|
|Elizabeth Yoho (1818-1888)|
John Yoho son of Johannes was born in 1746. I have found very little information about John and ask that any information be sent for inclusion in his history. I do not have his death date, where he is buried and who he married. The ancestors of John have mostly settled in Western Pennsylvania.
I have only two historical records in my file for a John Yoho. One is definately for John the son of Johannes and it describes part of his service record. He served with his brother Henry in the Monongalia Pennsylvania Militia at Fort Pitt and Wheeling Fort in 1777.
The other record is a Lord Fairfax Deed from John Yoho to Alexander Machir dated 1771. The question is whether the John of the Fairfax Deed is Johannes Joho or his son John. Henry Yoho's war record stated that he moved with his fathers family to western virginia when he was eleven years old. Since Henry was born in 1752 that would mean he and his father (Johannes) left Winchester in approximately 1763. It doesn't seem likely that Johannes would stay behind in Winchester while his family moved. It seems more likely that Johannes' son John stayed behind and was granted land by Thomas Lord Fairfax in 1766. He would have been twenty years old when granted the land and twenty five when he then sold that land in 1771 and joined his family in western virginia.
John married and had two known children but his wife and date of marriage are not known. It appears John settled in the Western PA area where most of his descendents are still living. Like Peter his brother, John died prior to the time that requests for pensions or land grands for service in the war were granted.
*Barbara is also listed as daughter of Johannes but most evidence suggests she was daughter of Johannes's son John
Little information exists about George. He was born abt 1748 and died abt 1795. He is thought to have served in the Revolutionary War with his brothers Peter, Henry, and John, but no records have been found. A George Yohe served in the war but later said his real name was Adam Yohe. (See Yohe History in Main Menu)
Denver Yoho has information that George patented 400 acres in Fayette Co. PA in 1794 and surveyed 312 acres in 1795. George was thought to have been killed by Indians in that same year (1795) in Ohio. His 312 acres were sold for taxes by Commissioner of Fayett Co., PA in 1822.
George Yoho is believed to have patented a four-hundred acre tract in Saltlick Twp., fayette County, Pennsylvania on Feb. 4, 1794. Then on April 16, 1795, a three-hundred and twelve acre tract was surveyed. Subsequently, on Dec 10, 1822, the three-hundred and acre tract was sold for taxes by the treasury to the land commissioners of the county, who by deed sold the same property to andrew Stewart on Nov 6, 1828. The preceding events have lead me (Denver Yoho) to believe that George was killed by Indians circa 1795, due to the fact that he failed to pay his property taxes which cause the forced sale of his land.
There are no known records of marriage or children by George Yoho.
Henry was born in 1752 eigthteen miles from Winchester Virginia. Henry is referred to as one of first white men to settle in the Ohio Valley. He was also a noted indian fighter and served with his brothers John and Peter as privates in the Revolutionary War.
Henry enlisted in the Virginia Milita in 1776 from Monongalia County Virginia now West Virginia. He served 2 months under Lieutenant Samuel Swingler, stationed at a fort on Whitely Creek. He served from June 1777 four months under Captains John Minor and William Cross in Colonel Gibson's Virginia regiment and marched to Fort Pitt and down the Ohio river to the mouth of Wheeling Creek in pursuit of Indians. During this time Henery served with his brother John. From Frontier Defense On Upper Ohio the Muster Roll 3NN6 gives a list of 20 officers and men under Lieut. William Cross of Monongalia Pennsylvania Militia, under command of Major James Chew at Fort Pitt, Oct 1, 1777:
John Mills, lieut., Aug 15, on command at Wheeling; Samuel Blackford, sergt.; Henry Yoho, Aug. 15; Stephen Gasper, Aug. 15; Peter Goosey, Aug. 15; William Hall, Aug 16; Henry Franks, Aug. 16; Roger Barton, Aug. 19; John Yoho, Sept 1; james Flynn, Sept 1; Bastian Keener, Sept 2; James Purdie, Sept 4; Aron Flowers, Sept 4.
In 1778 he served 2 months under Lieutenant Swingler, 3 months in Captain John Whitzel's company of Rangers, Monongahala County under command of Col. Daniel McFarland. In the fall of 1778 Henry served six months in Captain Cross' company of Colonel John Ivars' regiment. He was in the McIntosh's expedition to Big Beaver on the Ohio river and assisted in building forts McIntosh and Laurens. Henry served from July 1779 under Lieutenant Jacob Cline in Colonel Laughlin's regiment in General Clark's expedition to the Falls of the Ohio.
Henry and his brother Peter joined the Pennsylvania Militia ca 1880. Both are listed as members of the First Battalion, Washington County in 1782 serving under Capt. John Guthery. In 1781 while stationed at Mason's Fort on Buffalo Creek he was wounded in the hip during a skirmish with the Indians. From The History of The Panhandle the following account of that skirmish is written:
Henry Baker went to where Washington, PA., now stands, then known as Catfish Camp. About this time the country about there was very much alarmed, and the people were on the look out for the Indians, who were reported to have crossed the river near Holliday's Cove, and were expected to make inroads upon the settlements. An express was sent to Wheeling Fort to give the alarm concerning it. The party consisted of Henry Baker, Henry Yoho, and a man by the name Starnater. They traveled in safety until they came to the Narrows, on Wheeling Creek where they were ambushed by a party of Indians. Starnater shot the Indian nearest him and in return he and his horse were immediately killed. Yoho was shot in the hip and his horse was shot and fell but arising almost immediately it dashed through the Indians, carrying him away in safety to Wheeling Fort. Baker's horse was shot but ran some hundred yards when it fell on him. Extricating himself as soon as possible, and throwing away his arms to lighten himself, he ran for about a quarter of a mile, when, seeing a large red skin approaching him directly in front with a pistol in one hand and a tomahawk in the other, he saw that escape was impossible and stopped. He said the Indian took him by the hair of the head and shook him till he almost thought he would shake his head off, telling him at the same time in good english.....YOU ARE A PRISONER! Baker was finally released through the efforts of Simon Girty who pleaded with the Indians to let Baker go.. Baker would become Henry's brother-in-law.
In a Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No.1, further exploits of Henry were published:
He made at least one spy trip with the famed Lewis Wetzel, a famous regional Indian fighter. They were in the army of General George Rogers Clark when he had such sucess in Illinois. Wetzel and Yoho were detailed at Point Pleasant to scout the Great Kanawha Valley and when they returned Clark had moved on so they missed Clark's Western Campaign. Henry Yoho tol his grandson, Samuel Goddard, that he was an associate of Lewis Wetzel, Simon Gurty, Adam Poe and other Indian fighters at their headquarters at Fort Wheeling.
In 1836 when in his 80's Henry applied for and received a pension #S7996. That document reads as follows:
WAR DEPARTMENT Revolutionary ClaimI certify that, in conformity with the law of the united States of the 7th June, 1832, Henry Yoho of State of Virginia who was a private in the Army of the Revolution is entitled to receive eighty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable simiannually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.
Given at the War Office of the United States this 10 day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. The DOCUMENT was signed by the Secretary of War and the Commissioner of Pensions.
Two fellow soldiers Peter Haught and Stephen Gapen appeared as witnesses for Henry. Haught testified that Henry was one of the bravest and mos daring men in the country.
After his military service, Henry purchased several pieces of land. In 1804, Henry purchased 193 acres for $575 from Abijah and Pamela McLain on Fish Creek joining land owned by Peter Yoho. He also purchased 100 acres for $400 from Robert and Elizabeth Woods located at Long Reach on the Ohio River. In 1826 he purchased 200 acres on Proctor Run in Tyler County Virginia, now West Virginia. That deed reads as follows:
John Floyd Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings: Know Ye, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the fifteenth day of May 1829, by virture of a Land Office Treasury Warranty A 9109 ? Dec 8th 1826, There is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Henry Yoho Sr. a certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing Two Hundred Acres, situated in Tyler County, on the water of Proctor run and bounded as follows to Wit:
Beginning at a large poplar on the North side of the hill, from thence at 18 degrees E. 230 poles to a large oak, thence 60 degrees ? poles to a beech and walnut, thence S 18 degrees 230 poles to a white oak on a pond, thence N 60 degrees 140 poles to the beginning.
To Have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with its appurtenances, to the said Henry Yoho and his heirs, forever.
In Witness Wherof, the said John Floyd Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two and of the Commonwealth . Signed John Floyd.
See Part of Deed
NOTE: One pole = 16 1/2 feet or 5 1/2 yards.
In 1846 Henry paid taxes on 200 hundred acres of land in Wetzel Co. Virginia. The taxes were a grand total of $0.42 cents and he appears to have paid tax on the land plus tax on a clock, a horse and a slave? The tax bill read as follows:
Mr. Henry Yoho To WM. SHARPNECK, Sheriff of Wetzel Co. Va. For State Tax on 1 tract of land 200 acres....................$0.30
do. town lot situated in New Martinsville do. Slave 32 cts. horse 10 cts. each do Lepine or lever watch 50 cts. other do. 25 cts. each do. Metalic clock 25 cts. other clocks 12 1/2 cts. each....0.12
For county levy on real estate and taxable property, 35 pr. ct. do. white tithable $2,50, on black do. each $2,50 For Poor Levy do. 37 cts. do. each 37 cts.
Received the above
WILLIAM SHARPNECK, S.W.C.
Henry married a twin sister, Catherine Baker the daughter of Captain John Baker. His brother, Peter married the other sister, Margaret Baker. Henry and Catherine had seven children:
Henry died at the age of 93 in Marshall County Virginia (now West Virginia) on 12 March 1845. He is buried in the Yoho Cemetery.
There are some who doubt that Prudence is the daughter of Johannes Joho (Hugh L. Yoho).. Prudence is reported to have married Vincent Parsons but there is also doubt of this claim (Hugh Yoho).
Eloyce Parsons Trader thinks that Prudence Yoho might have been the 2nd wife of Henry Parsons, who was married to Elizabeth Berry, rather than being the wife of Vincent Parsons the son of Henry and Elizabeth Berry Parsons. Eloyce Trader lists three unnamed descendants, one with no date of birth, one with a date of birth of 1798, and the 3rd with a date of birth of 1800. Other researchers have suggested that there were sons, William and Peter, but listed no particulars about them.Eloyce Trader reports that Vincent Parsons was on the tax list in York Co., PA in 1781, 1782, and 1783. His name appeared as Pearsoon, Pierson, Person, and Parson.
Like Prudence Yoho, it has not been proven that Jacob Yoho is the son of Johannes Joho. According to Denver Yoho, Jabob was born on July 8th 1765 in Beaver PA.. No records of his parents have been found.
Denver Yoho writes that Jacob took part in the Indian Wars and made a request for a pension. He enlisted at West Liberty VA (now WV) and served five years under Captain McMahon and John McCulloch, was honorably discharged at Dillys Ferry, Ohio (now known as Grave Creek), and appeared on the muster roll of said company. Jacob's pension request was denied on the grounds that neither his name, nor the names of the officers mentioned, could be found on the arm rolls. He made his request on Nov 11, 1850, at the age of 86, when he was a resident of Guernsey County, Ohio. He stated he was a soldier in the company of a Captain McMahon in the regiment commanded by Benjamin Biggs. His pension rejection does not necessarily mean that Jacob Yoho did not serve, due to the fact that by the time the pension legislation was passed many years had elapsed since the wars and many of the men who had served were well advanced in age, making proof of service difficult to ascertain.
Denver Clayton Yoho reports that Jacob brought his family from Vinton Co. PA (probably Vintondale Boro of Cambria Co.) in a covered wagon to Ft. Henry and then went to Noble Co., now Guernsey Co., OH where he settled on Wills Creek about 1808.James Robert Yoho wrote: Jacob Yoho was one of the first settlers in the new state of Ohio. He settled on the forks of Beaver and Wills Creeks. He purchased 160 acres of government land and built a log cabin in 1805 that was still standing in 1887. Land records in Guernsey Co., OH reveal that Jacob Yoho obtained a land grant there in 1811, Vol.B, p. 169. There is also a Jacob Yoho on the 1810 Ohio Co., VA census. Marriage and Children: Jacob married Margaret Dailey (1775-1846). They had 12 children. Both are burried in another "Yoho Cemetery". This cemetery is reported to located on a peninsula sticking out in Senica Lake on Route 313, east of Kennonsburg, OH.
See also History of Jacob Yoho by Denver Yoho