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Label
1870 Mar.-Dec
Inclusive dates
1870 Mar.-Dec
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letterbook, March-December 1870, of Jacob E. Yoder (1838-1905) of Lynchburg, Virginia, containing copies of outgoing letters written while Yoder was administrator of the Freedmen's Bureau schools in the Lynchburg, Virginia area, including the surrounding counties. Topics covered include teacher recommendations and salaries, monthly teachers' report, maintenance of the schools, disbursement of funds and concerns relating to the general operation of the schools
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
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Biographical or historical data
Jacob Eschbach Yoder was born 22 February 1838 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Maurer Yoder (d. 1854) and Anna Eschbach Yoder. He attended local Mennonite schools and the Millersville Normal School where he was educated to become a teacher. He enlisted in the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Emergency Militia in 1863, but apparently returned to teaching after the unit was disbanded. He taught school in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County in 1864 and returned to Millersville Normal School in 1865. In 1866, Yoder became a teacher for the Freedmen's Bureau and traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia to teach the newly freed African Americans. He went to Pennsylvania in 1867 to continue his own education, but returned to Lynchburg to continue teaching in 1869. Yoder became superintendent of schools for the Freedmen's Bureau. By the end of the 1870s, Yoder had become an administrator for Lynchburg's African American schools. In 1881, he was appointed supervisor of Lynchburg's African American schools. Yoder married Anna Whitaker 28 June 1871 and they had 7 children. He died in Lynchburg 15 April 1905.
Cataloging source
vi
Form designation
Letterbook
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Brown, Martin L.
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000493045
Type of unit
v. (165 leaves)

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