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Yenter Family

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Mrs. Ida Yenter wife of William Yenter

(Ida E. Hedges married William, son of John M Yenter & Nancy Bollinger)

Mrs. Ida Yenter, beloved wife of William Yenter of Baldwin Park, passed away December 20.  Service will be held at the chapel of Earl V. Mater & Son, Thursday, December 23, at 2 p.m., with the pastor of the Four Square church officiating.  Mrs. Yenter lived on Darwin Street for five years previous to locating in Baldwin Park six months ago.  Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Miss Arva Mae Yenter, and a son Blaine w. Yenter.  Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.



History of Franklin County, Page 354, 355

John M. Yenter, a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, came to Pennsylvania when he was twenty one years old.  He remained there eleven years and then went to Dubuque, Iowa, and in 1867 came to Franklin County, settling on section 22, in Geneva township.  He was the first to start the thriving German settlement in that Township.  While a resident of Dubuque, he worked at Mason work, and also in the lead mines.  He was first married in Pennsylvania to Mary Klent, by whom he had two children, one of which is still living, Martin Yenter.  His wife died before he left Pennsylvania, and he married again.  By the second wife he had two children.  His third wife was the widow of Christopher Bollinger, by whom he has had four children.



Demise of J.M. Yenter – Was an Old Resident of this Section; Burial Tuesday

Ackley World Journal – November 1899

John M. Yenter, long a resident of this section, has shuffled off the mortal soil after a long eventful career.  Born in the province of Wittenburg, Germany, in 1821, he crossed the Atlantic to cast his fortunes in the new world, locating in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, in 1840, remaining there eleven years, removing to Dubuque and subsequently to Geneva Township, Franklin County.  He took possession of the farm, on which he lived in 1867, and since that time was a continuous resident.  For fifteen years he was troubled with asthma and this with a complication of illnesses, impaired his health, so that when the struggle came upon him a few weeks since, it was the final one.  He died Saturday.  He had been married five times, the wives preceding him in death, and was the father of seventeen children, twelve of whom are living, esteemed by their neighbors.

Funeral services were held from the Evangelical Church in this city, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Schmidt of Hampton, officiating.  The remains, attended by many who recognized his good qualities, were interred in the Ackley Cemetery



John Martin Yenter

b-04 Nov. 1821, Wittenberg, Germany     d-18 Nov. 1899 (78 years) Franklin Co., Iowa

Crossed Atlantic, located in Huntington Co., Penn 1840-1851 - Stone Mason & worked in lead mines

Married – 5 wives, had 17 children

1st. Mary Klent(Klint or Flint)   m-  1846    d-1848? Pennsylvania

            2 children:  Martin  b-1847 d-1887          Zacharias b-1848 d-1883


2nd. ?-wife,      m- 1856    2 children:  Mary               Jacob b-1856 d-1938


3rd Christina Grimm    m-13 Jan. 1859     b-01 May 1837 Germany     d-28 Dec 1863  Dubuque, Iowa 

            burial-Sherrill Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson TWP, Dubuque Co., IA , with son Samuel

            3children:  Katherine “Katie” Yenter  b-1859,     John Charles Yenter b-1860 d-1948,

                  Charles John “Charlie” Yenter b-1861 d- 1929, Samuel Yenter   b-1863   d-1863


4rd. Nancy  (Bollinger) Glunt  m-1864   b- 25 January 1840, Switzerland d-30 April 1894   Ackley, Franklin,             Iowa.   1st husband, Christopher Bollinger died in Civil War,  2 children: Albert 1861?  &  Samuel             Bollinger b-1863? d-1923 Iowa.            10 more children by John Yenter


17 Children

Martin J  Yenter          b-1847 Penn     d-05 March 1887 (40 Yrs.)    m-16 Feb. 1872  Cynthia M. Tillman                         Civil War-Private. Enlisted 25 Oct. 1864  Company M. Iowa, 2nd Calvalry Regiment. Mustered                            out, 19 Sept. 1865  

Zacharias Yenter         b-1848 Penn     d-1883 (35 Yrs.)                                              Mother-Mary Klent

Mary Yenter                b-August 1850 Pennsylvania   d-05 Nov. 1911, Yuma, Colorado   3 Children   

                        m-Charles Carl Glaser  b-06 Oct.1846  Stuttgart, Germany

                        d-03 April 1923 West Wray, Yuma Co., CO.           

Jacob M. Yenter          b.1857 Iowa                                                                                      Mother- ? Wife

Katherine “Katie” Yenter       b-1859  Iowa

John Charles Yenter                b.1860   Iowa    d-11 Feb. 1948  El Paso Co.,Colorado Springs, CO.   


Charles “Charlie” John Yenter            b. 1861 Iowa

Samuel Yenter                        b & d- 1863 (Mother, Christina Grimm died 1863 also)   Mother-Christina Grimm

Henry Yenter              b-10 May 1866,  Iowa    d-05 Sept. 1915 (49 Yr, Surcide)   

Emma Yenter            b-10 May 1867 Ackley, Franklin Co., Iowa    

                          d-05 May 1946 Grand Junction, Colorado   

                          m-08 July 1884 James Frederick Bireley. Trenton, Nebraska (6 children)

Rosa Yenter                 b-Oct 1870  Iowa      m-1892  Robert B. Jamison

Eliza Yenter                 b.1870, Iowa

Francisco Yenter         (Francis)  M-Jones  San Antonio, TX

Lydia Yenter

Clara Yenter

William Yenter            b-Sept. 1871   Geneva, Franklin, Iowa       m-Ida E. Hedges    3children

Edward Yenter

Pearl Yenter


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