To The
Yetter Family Reunion

On June 18, John Yetter, Sr., his children and grandchildren to the number of thirty-seven gathered at the old homestead of the family three and one-half miles from Steward and held an all-day reunion. It was Mr. Yetter's privilege to have with him on this auspicious occasion his entire family, consisting of six sons and three daughters. It was the first time that they had all met together at the old home since the days when one by one they left the farm to make homes elsewhere for themselves.

The day was filled with reminiscences of the days gone by, sports were indulged in by some, pictures were taken and a sumptuous dinner was served in which all participated.

John Yetter came to Lee County in 1860, and in the same year he purchased a farm in Willow Creek township which he still owns, and where the reunion was held. He is well and favorably known throughout the county, having held positions of trust at different times during his residence in Willow Creek. Retiring from the farm, he moved to Steward where his wife passed away Sept. 29, 1901. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Robert W. Hough.

His children, all of whom wear honored names in the community in which they reside, are: John P. Yetter, postmaster and merchant, Steward; Carl T. Yetter, farmer, Steward; Lena, wife of W. H. Clinite, Sterling; Mary, wife of Frank VanPatten, construction superintendent, Dunn, McCarthy Co., Chicago; George W. Yetter, farmer, Steward; Jacob J. Yetter, farmer, Stillman Valley; Fred M. Yetter, vice-president Ed. T. Kimball Wholesale Hardware Co., Chicago; Frank B. Yetter, Cashier Iowa National Bank, Davenport, Ia.; May, wife of Robert W. Hough, hardware dealer, Mt. Morris, Ill.

Mr. Yetter's two sisters, Mrs. Anna Schoenholz of Steward and Mrs. Henry Heinz of Rochelle, the only two members of his immediate family who are still living, were also present, with the following grandchildren of the honored gentleman: Mary, Hazel, Harold, Olive and Mirina Yetter of Steward; Bernice and Raymond Clinite, of Sterling; Gerald and Irwin Hough, of Mt. Morris; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Straub, of Walnut; Alvis Yetter of Chicago; Gail Yetter of Stillman Valley; and Ruby, Eva, Nannette and John Yetter the III, of Steward.

--Submitted by Marilyn Widler

Family of John & Magdalena (Schoenholz) Yetter>
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1. John YETTER (John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 18 Dec 1835 in Vollmersweiler, Germany, and died 1 Jan 1925 in Mount Morris, Illinois. He married Magdalena SCHOENHOLZ 23 Nov 1857 in Hennepin, Illinois, daughter of Phillip Jacob SCHOENHOLZ and Eva Elizabeth KAUFER. She was born 16 Jul 1835 in Bavaria, Germany, and died 29 Sep 1899 in Steward, Illinois. Children of John YETTER and Magdalena SCHOENHOLZ are: + 2 i. Carl Thomas YETTER was born 18 Jun 1860, and died 10 Jan 1937 in Steward, Illinois. + 3 ii. John Phillip YETTER was born 13 Dec 1858 in Hennepin, Illinois, and died 19 Jun 1934. + 4 iii. Lena Elizabeth YETTER was born 28 Mar 1862, and died 12 Nov 1934. + 5 iv. Mary Margaret YETTER was born 28 May 1863, and died 8 Jun 1929. + 6 v. George William YETTER was born 10 Nov 1866, and died 8 Jun 1955. + 7 vi. Jacob Joseph YETTER was born 12 Apr 1870, and died 30 Jun 1945 in Steward, Illinois. + 8 vii. Fred Martin YETTER was born 11 May 1872, and died 20 Feb 1935. 9 viii. Franklin Benjamin YETTER was born 28 Sep 1874, and died 17 Sep 1957. He married Anna GRILK 7 Sep 1898. + 10 ix. Julia May YETTER was born 15 May 1876 in Willow Creek Township, Lee County, Illinois, and died 29 Feb 1968 in Mount Morris, Illinois. Generation 1 1. John YETTER (John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 18 Dec 1835 in Vollmersweiler, Germany, and died 1 Jan 1925 in Mount Morris, Illinois. He married Magdalena SCHOENHOLZ 23 Nov 1857 in Hennepin, Illinois, daughter of Phillip Jacob SCHOENHOLZ and Eva Elizabeth KAUFER. She was born 16 Jul 1835 in Bavaria, Germany, and died 29 Sep 1899 in Steward, Illinois. Children of John YETTER and Magdalena SCHOENHOLZ are: + 2 i. Carl Thomas YETTER was born 18 Jun 1860, and died 10 Jan 1937 in Steward, Illinois. + 3 ii. John Phillip YETTER was born 13 Dec 1858 in Hennepin, Illinois, and died 19 Jun 1934. + 4 iii. Lena Elizabeth YETTER was born 28 Mar 1862, and died 12 Nov 1934. + 5 iv. Mary Margaret YETTER was born 28 May 1863, and died 8 Jun 1929. + 6 v. George William YETTER was born 10 Nov 1866, and died 8 Jun 1955. + 7 vi. Jacob Joseph YETTER was born 12 Apr 1870, and died 30 Jun 1945 in Steward, Illinois. + 8 vii. Fred Martin YETTER was born 11 May 1872, and died 20 Feb 1935. 9 viii. Franklin Benjamin YETTER was born 28 Sep 1874, and died 17 Sep 1957. He married Anna GRILK 7 Sep 1898. + 10 ix. Julia May YETTER was born 15 May 1876 in Willow Creek Township, Lee County, Illinois, and died 29 Feb 1968 in Mount Morris, Illinois. Generation 2 2. Carl Thomas YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 18 Jun 1860, and died 10 Jan 1937 in Steward, Illinois. He married Sophia Emma HOCHSTRASSER 28 Aug 1883, daughter of Gottlieb HOCHSTRASSER and Rosina DUEMLER. She was born 31 Dec 1860, and died 1 Jul 1931 in Steward, Illinois. Children of Carl Thomas YETTER and Sophia Emma HOCHSTRASSER are: + 11 i. Hazel Catherine YETTER was born 24 Nov 1893 in Steward, Illinois, and died 29 Sep 1960 in Heron Lake, Minnesota. 12 ii. Marina YETTER was born 21 Dec 1897, and died 9 Jul 1978 in Steward, Illinois. 13 iii. Elsie May YETTER was born 10 Sep 1886, and died 7 Jun 1892 in Steward, Illinois. + 14 iv. Mary Margaret YETTER was born 28 Jun 1888, and died 7 Nov 1973. + 15 v. Olive Dell YETTER was born 19 Sep 1895. 3. John Phillip YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 13 Dec 1858 in Hennepin, Illinois, and died 19 Jun 1934. He married Margaret MCDERMOTT 17 Apr 1884. She died 31 Aug 1932. Children of John Phillip YETTER and Margaret MCDERMOTT are: 16 i. Ruby Nellie May YETTER was born 23 Mar 1885, and died 12 Jul 1958. 17 ii. John Perry YETTER was born 1 Jul 1887, and died 9 Sep 1957. He married Alice Marie DAVIS 18 Aug 1928. She was born 12 Oct 1899. 18 iii. Bessie Marie YETTER was born 10 Sep 1889, and died 26 Oct 1904. + 19 iv. Eva Magdalena YETTER was born 18 Nov 1892, and died 16 Jan 1942. 20 v. Helen Nannette YETTER was born 22 Nov 1898, and died 22 Jun 1972. She married Herbert ARNOLD 18 Jul 1936. 4. Lena Elizabeth YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 28 Mar 1862, and died 12 Nov 1934. She married William H. CLINITE 23 Oct 1883. He died 28 Mar 1941. Children of Lena Elizabeth YETTER and William H. CLINITE are: 21 i. Mabel Bessie CLINITE was born 19 Sep 1884, and died 16 Dec 1890. 22 ii. Olive Pearl CLINITE was born 15 Sep 1886, and died 29 Oct 1886. 23 iii. Stella May CLINITE was born 25 Mar 1890, and died 12 Sep 1913. She married Roy HICKMAN 6 Dec 1910. 24 iv. Emmonds Glenn CLINITE was born 18 Jun 1892. 25 v. Raymond Yetter CLINITE was born 13 Aug 1901. 26 vi. Paul Keith CLINITE was born 11 Jan 1903, and died 27 Sep 1903. + 27 vii. Helen Bernice CLINITE was born 19 Jun 1905. 5. Mary Margaret YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 28 May 1863, and died 8 Jun 1929. She married Frank VAN PATTEN 9 Dec 1885. He died 1 May 1934. Children of Mary Margaret YETTER and Frank VAN PATTEN are: + 28 i. Lloyd Harold VAN PATTEN was born 13 Feb 1888, and died 30 Mar 1946. + 29 ii. Frank Yetter VAN PATTEN was born 29 Sep 1889. + 30 iii. Herbert Allison VAN PATTEN was born 23 Jan 1892, and died 3 Jul 1967. 6. George William YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 10 Nov 1866, and died 8 Jun 1955. He married Julia Louise GULDEN 12 Feb 1889. She was born 6 Jul 1867, and died 2 Aug 1946. Children of George William YETTER and Julia Louise GULDEN are: + 31 i. Miriam Frankie YETTER was born 22 May 1890. + 32 ii. Harold Bertram YETTER was born 23 Feb 1892, and died 28 Mar 1937. 7. Jacob Joseph YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 12 Apr 1870, and died 30 Jun 1945 in Steward, Illinois. He married Mary Alice CRITCHLOW 19 Sep 1894 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. She was born 8 Aug 1871, and died 24 Jul 1970. Children of Jacob Joseph YETTER and Mary Alice CRITCHLOW are: + 33 i. Ralph Raymond YETTER was born 2 Jan 1896, and died 3 Jul 1956. 34 ii. Clarence Curtis YETTER was born 7 Sep 1898. He married Marjorie BISHOP. She was born 9 Oct 1899. + 35 iii. Gail Richard YETTER was born 13 Aug 1900. 36 iv. Mildred Alice YETTER was born 17 Dec 1907, and died 2 Feb 1908. 8. Fred Martin YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 11 May 1872, and died 20 Feb 1935. He married Cora LOVING 1 Mar 1899. Child of Fred Martin YETTER and Cora LOVING is: + 37 i. Alvis Ruth YETTER was born 2 Aug 1909. 10. Julia May YETTER (John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 15 May 1876 in Willow Creek Township, Lee County, Illinois, and died 29 Feb 1968 in Mount Morris, Illinois. She married Robert W. HOUGH 28 Dec 1898. He died 20 Aug 1955. Children of Julia May YETTER and Robert W. HOUGH are: + 38 i. Robert Gerald HOUGH was born 10 Jun 1905 in Compton, Illinois. + 39 ii. Erwin Yetter HOUGH was born 27 Oct 1907, and died 24 Jul 1931. Generation 3 11. Hazel Catherine YETTER (Carl Thomas YETTER5, John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 24 Nov 1893 in Steward, Illinois, and died 29 Sep 1960 in Heron Lake, Minnesota. She married Leslie Vroman TITUS 6 Feb 1918 in Walnut Grove, Illinois, son of Jesse Richard TITUS and Margaret May VROMAN. He was born 14 Oct 1895 in Harmon, Illinois, and died 14 Jan 1979 in Heron Lake, Minnesota. Children of Hazel Catherine YETTER and Leslie Vroman TITUS are: + 40 i. Dale Ronald TITUS was born 20 Jun 1924 in Okabena, Minnesota, and died 13 Aug 1990 in Jackson, Minnesota. + 41 ii. Margaret Iola TITUS was born 23 Oct 1919 in Okabena, Minnesota. + 42 iii. Wayne Yetter TITUS was born 1 Mar 1922 in Okabena, Minnesota, and died 26 Mar 1977 in Fulda, Minnesota. + 43 iv. Marvin Darnell TITUS was born 8 Sep 1925 in Okabena, Minnesota. 14. Mary Margaret YETTER (Carl Thomas YETTER5, John YETTER4, John George YETTER3, Matheus YETTER2, John George YETTER1) was born 28 Jun 1888, and died 7 Nov 1973. She married Arthur SMITH 21 Mar 1917. He was born 18 Apr 1887, and died 12 Aug 1954. Child of Mary Margaret YETTER and Arthur SMITH is: + 44 i. Donald Raymond SMITH was born 14 May 1918, and died 1 Sep 1971.

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