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Jacob Yost


Posted By: Diane Wilson (email)
Date: 5/29/2004 at 00:06:39

Jacob Yost was born in York county, Pennsylvania, on the 9th day of October, 1809, and is a son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Kauffman) Yost. During his youth he learned the shoe-maker’s trade, of his father, and when nineteen years old, removed to Maryland, where he remained a short time, and thence to Crawford county, Ohio, locating in Bucyrus, the county seat, where he followed his trade until 1853. In June of that year, he came to Iowa and settled in Linn county, twelve miles east of Cedar Rapids, and engaged in farming. The following year he removed to Toledo, Tama county, where he worked at his trade two years, and thence to Franklin county, where he resided one winter, and then removed to Madison township. In August of 1865, he settled on section 8, of Ripley township, and now owns 120 acres of land.
Mr. Yost has held the office of school directory. In 1857 he was joined in wedlock with Miss Eveline B. Scott, a native of Jefferson county, New York. Ten children have been born to them, eight of whom are now living – Jacob Butler, who lives in West Point township; George W., Elmer Elisha, Sherman Sheridan, William Lincoln, Luther Henry, Cornelius Ezra, and Rachel May. Mr. Yost has also four children, by his former wife – Mary Ann, Josiah W., Sarah Jane, Charles Kauffman, and Sherlania E.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
Page 689


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