Sunday, March 30, 2008

Jonathan Godfrey (Kenuchel) Yoho

Jonathan Godfrey (Kenuchel) Yoho

AKA: Jonathan Godfrey Kenuchel

BIOGRAPHY: According Linda Lou Wilcox Cowart, his name was Jonathan Godfrey
Kenuchel and he was born in Feb 1846 in Eglestorf, Bern, Switzerland. About
1862/1863 he changed his surname, to Yoho because Kenuchel was hard to
pronounce and spell.

COMMENT: Denver Clayton Yoho stated, as of Oct 1995, that so far his
embarkation record has not been found. He came to America abt. 1860 and was in
Sandusky, OH at this time. Since he was married in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH
was he part of the Peter and Margaret Baker Yoho line? There was also a John
Yoho in Sandusky, OH about 1850. Were these two related? Much additional
work remains to be done on this branch.

Census: 1880, in Meade, Tyler Co., WV, M012
Jonathan G. Yoho, WM, 34, son, works on sawmill, SZ SZ SZ
Catharine C., WF, 25, wife, keeping house, OH OH OH
David F., WM, 1, son, OH SZ OH
Mary Reece, (s), WF, 18, servant, housekeeper, OH OH OH
David W. Ewers, WM, 24, boarder, works at sawmill, OH OH OH
(Source: 1880 Census of West Virginia - Compiled by William A. Marsh)

CEMETERY: New Cumberland Cemetery, New Cumberland, Hancock Co., WV

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