Christine, It is really exciting to see your posting.I was just going through my family information and decided to check on the Yeast family a bit more.The Yeast family is related to mine through marriage.My Great Great Grandmother was the sister of Mary Rhine who married Joseph Yeast.The folloiwng informaiton was written in 1932 by Martha Jane Eppreson Gaumer. My great grandmother.I'm still typing her biography that she wrote.If there is further information about them - I could let you know. The information she wrote mentions the people you did in your query. Let me know if it helps.Kay G. Prater
She (Mary Rhine) taught several terms of school in new Salem Township. One or two terms were in the Yocum district Number Four. Her last term was in an adjoining township in the Summer of 1876. She was a success in these schools as nearly all, if not all of the pupils were pleased with her work. November 19, 1876, she was married to Joseph S. Yeast. he was one of the pupils in the New Salem district when our competent teacher, Dr. Case was teacher. it was then and there that Aunt and I became acquainted with him. Their first home was in Macomb where Uncle was engaged in the Restaurant business. In 1878, they moved to Saline County, Nebraska. Returned to the old home in 1881 and three years later moved to a farm three miles from Fairfield, Nebraska. From this locality, a different place was found, two miles east of nelson, Nuckols County. This farm had some timber and a stream of running water. An ideal home for growing children. Later they moved to Pawnee, then Mt. Claire where he engaged in the grocery business. In 1910, they moved to Dallas, Oregon. Uncle was soon stricken with Typhoid fever. he was very ill for three months and was just able to wait on himself when Ruth, Ray Ralph and Carl took the disease. Alice, the wife of Carl was in bed with their second infant and to keep her and the children from having fever, Carl was moved to the home of his parents. (Nevertheless they did have it but it was in a light form.) They had a siege of six months from the beginning until the worst was over. Aunt told me in 1927, that she could not have had the strength to stand at her post of Duty had not Earle and Carl, no Ward, come from their Nebraska place of Business, to their rescue. On the first of November 1935, Aunt was stricken with Paralysis and crossed over Death’s river on April 26, 1936 - her age was 83 years, one month and twenty three days. Toward the last she called frequently for me. She would inquire: “Why don’t Martha Jane come when I keep calling her?” and it hurt to the hearts core that I could not go to her.