Seeking parents and family of George W. YEAGER/YAGER. Family lore says he was from Yeagerstown, Mifflin Co., PA, born 5 July 1829. Marriage application of his youngest daughter says he was born in Harrisburg, PA. 1850 Israel Twp, Preble Co., OH census says he was born in Ohio. 1860-1880 Washington Twp, Daviess Co., IN censuses say he was born in PA. So far we're placing our bets on the planet Jupiter. We can't find this guy *anywhere* prior to the 1850 Preble Co., OH census where he is listed as 20 years old in a boarding house in Israel Twp, occupation cabinet maker. There are no other Yeagers in the county or even in neighboring counties!
He married Amanda CREGAR in Preble Co., OH in 1852 and moved to Washington, Daviess Co., IN between 1854-58. They are in the Daviess Co., IN censuses from there on and George is listed as being from PA, his father from NY, and his mother from England. George died in 1889 in Daviess Co., IN. There is no death certificate available for him. His obit mentioned nothing about his parents or siblings, where he was born, etc. His grave is unmarked. He's been a tough old wall for me and 2 other cousins researching this line! We've found no trace of him among the many Yeager/Yager lines in PA. Thanks for reading! Please contact if anything sounds familiar.