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William Yauger (b. 06 Nov 1815, d. 23 Oct 1901)William Yauger (son of John Yauger and Mary Susanna King) was born 06 Nov 1815 in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio, and died 23 Oct 1901 in Butler County, Ohio.He married Rebecca McHenry on 24 Sep 1837 in Butler County, Ohio.
Notes for William Yauger:
William Yauger is always listed as a "Farmer" in all census information.
William Yauger is the ancestor of most of the "Yauger families" of southwest Ohio.
Per the information in the obituary (below) of William Yauger, he and his wife Rebecca McHenry had nine children.We have records of only eight.The obituary states that two had died before the time of Williams death in 1901.We know that George had died in 1871.There was evidently another child that had died at a young age, and who was never included on any census.The most likely birth date for this child would be in the five year period between the births of Alford (1845) and Gilson (1850).The burial place and age at death of this "ninth" child is unknown.
OBITUARY OF WILLIAM YAUGER
Wm Yauger was born Nov 6, 1815, and died Oct 23, 1901, aged 85 years 11 months and 17 days.He was united in marriage with Rebecca McHenry Sept 24, 1837.Nine children blessed the union, of which seven together with their aged mother survive to mourn their loss.
Mr Yauger, or "Uncle Billy" as he was usually called, was born in Morgan township and excepting a short residence in Indiana has spent his entire life within a few miles of his birthplace.
His face, his habits, and especially his cheerful voice are too well known to require any comment - sufficient it to say that he was a man who measured all his transactions by that noble standard, "Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you."In all his business transactions he remembered his neighbor's welfare even before his own.(And) though a man of unequaled industry (an) unselfish heart would render him one not liable to become rich.While his family was always well provided for, he enjoyed the prosperity of his neighbors most, and we challenge any one to produce a life that gave greater evidence of internal happiness than did his.
On many occasions the writer has heard him humming some familiar tune as he went on his errands or hunted his cows.Few men under the weight of four score years have enough sunshine in their hearts to even hum a tune.
Although money and bank accounts did not swell his acquaintances yet a kind word and a kinder heart made rich in that which money will not bestow.
The relatives beg to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness in this hour of bereavement.
More About William Yauger:
1820 Census: 1820, William was one of three sons under ten years of age living with their parents in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio..
1830 Census: 1830, William Yauger is one of two sons, age 10 to 15, living with their parents in Crosby Township, Hamilton County, Ohio..
1840 Census: 1840, William was living in Crosby Township, Hamilton County, Ohio with his wife and one son..
1850 Census: 1850, William was living in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio with his wife Rebecca and their four sons.Williams brother John, and his wife and children were living in the same house with William and his family..
1860 Census: 1860, William was living in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio with his wife Rebecca and their eight children..
1870 Census: 1870, William was living in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio with his wife Rebecca and five of their children..
1880 Census: 1880, William was living in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio with his wife Rebecca and one daughter..
Burial: Abt. 25 Oct 1901, William Yauger is buried in the Macedonia Church Cemetery, Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio.As of year 2006 there is a gravestone in fair condition..
More About William Yauger and Rebecca McHenry:
Marriage: 24 Sep 1837, Butler County, Ohio.
Children of William Yauger and Rebecca McHenry are:
- +John Yauger, b. 1838, Ohio, d. 1926, Ohio.
- +William Wesley Yauger, b. 1840, Ohio, d. 1910, Ohio.
- George Yauger, b. 1842, Ohio, d. 25 Oct 1871, Ohio.
- Alfred J. Yauger, b. 1845, Ohio, d. 1925, Ohio.
- +Gilson Yauger, b. 1850, Ohio, d. 26 Oct 1922, Ohio.
- +Mary D. Yauger, b. 27 Jul 1853, Indiana, d. 20 Feb 1907, Ohio.
- Rhoda Yauger, b. 1856, Indiana, d. 1915, Ohio.
- Rebecca Yauger, b. 1860, Ohio, d. 1936, Ohio.