John Baptist Yahner
Leo Leiden supplement quotes 1880 census records Scottdale, Westmoreland
John and Mary born in Germany, children born in PA
Also quotes Patton Courier on 23 Nov 1893
JOHN YAHNER is also a pioneer among the business men of Patton. He opened up in November, 1892. He is a native Cambrian, but came here from Scottdale, where he had held the position of agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad for a number of years.
Mary C Baker
Leo Leiden lists Mary as a 1st wife
Leo Leiden quotes letter from Alice Leiden:
Mary Baker Yahner and three of her children died of diptheria.
If true, then it was oct-nov of 1880, where most of the children died (more than three)
First name also listed as Emily, Amelia
George C. Yahner
1880 census lists him as working in rolling mill
Albert also listed as Alfred
First name also listed as Rosalea
First name also listed as Francis
Paul B. Yahner
1870 Census - Cambria - Chest Twp
Christina listed as age 70 (Christine?)
Leo Leiden quotes "Portrait and Biographical Cyclopedia of Cambria Co.", 1896
Paul (Squire) Yahner, a prosperous farmer and skilled surveyor ofElder Township, is a son of Valentine and Christina (Chardon) Yahner, born at old Huntingdon Furnace, Huntingdon C., Pa., on October 13, 1832. Reared on a farm and attending the common schools for about six months, Paul Yahner, commenced life as a farmer. He cultivated for several years the home farm of which he afterwards became and now is the owner of 125 acres. This land upon which he still resides is well improved and underlaid with coal. His educational efforts did not cease with leaving schoolo, and took up surveying which hemastered by serious study and which he has followed to some extent since 1868. He has surveyed a large amount of coal lands, assisted in laying out a part of the towns of Patton and Hastings, and in 1887 surveyed over 10,000 acres of land for General Hastings. He is a Democrat in politics but is not an extremist, being a man of liberal political views. He has served continuously as school directory since 1859 and has held office of Justice of the Peace from 1868 to now.l
As a man, Squire Yahner stands high, and as a citizen and neighbor, commands the respect and good will of all who know him. He is one of those who cast his fortunes with their native community and helped build it up instead of withdrawing their means and removing to other sections of the country. In 1885 he visited Kansas when the Border WSarfare was raging but only remained four months and thenreturned home. As a skilled farmer, a good surveyon, an able Justice of the Peace and a leading citizen, Squire Yahner fills an important place in his section of the country and has contributed largely to the growth and prosperity of Elder Township.
1880 United States Federal Census
about Paul Yahner
Name: Paul Yahner
Home in 1880: Elder, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Barbara
Father's birthplace: Rh Bavaria
Mother's birthplace: France
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Married
Deaf and dumb:
Idiotic or insane:
Paul Yahner 46
Barbara Yahner 43
Mary Yahner 22
Justina Yahner 20
Peter Yahner 19
Josephine Yahner 17
Helena Yahner 16
Catharine Yahner 15
Agnes Yahner 13
Elizabeth Yahner 11
Ida Yahner 8
Stephen Yahner 6
Ambrose Yahner 3
Charles Miller 27
Barbara Helena Yahner
She is listed as Helena during the 1870 census
Sister Lidwina, S.C.N.
Sister Lidwina had a big, kind, understanding heart that mothered so many orphans and taught the little ones of Christ. Her sisters in the community lived her for they always found in her a willing listener to their heartaches and troubles.
Sister Mary Bertrand, S.C.N.
Deeply religious, yet unostentatious in her devotions, Sister Mary Bertrand edified all who lived with her; she was generally loved because of her sympathetic charity toward all and because of her untiring effort to make others happy. She was a primary teacher for 22 years. In 1912 she was placed in charge of the dairy. Nazareth owes its fine modern "cow parlor" and milk production to the careful and wise planning of Sister's early days.
Agnes Cecilia Yahner
Sister Barbara, O.S.B.
Tall and thin, Sister Barbara was a very seriousand congenial person. She was very intellectual. Most of her life she was a music teacher. She taught violin in old St. Benedict Academy.
According to Leo Leiden book, Joseph was born in Germany. According to IGI record, Joseph was born in Switzerland. The entire family is listed in the IGI, which was the basis for the information on the rest of the family. The birth and death dates for Barbara Long are identical in the IGI and Leiden's book.
Leo Leiden states that Joh and Mary Anna had no children
Leo Leiden lists firth day as either 20 or 29 July