OCCUPATION: John Michael Yoho was a meat cutter.
For many years various members of the Yoho family have been working to record the genealogy and family history of their family. Among these researchers who have published or shared their findings in one form or another are: Denver Clayton Yoho, Hugh Leymone Yoho, Sullivan Blair Yoho, James Robert and Vivian Yoho, Ada (Smith) Finnicum and Ethel L. Briggs, Alvah John Washington Headlee, Glen Allan Lincicome and others.
Family reunions have been held many times. From a hand written copy of a 23 Sep 1934 newspaper clipping we find: Yoho Family has its annual reunion of the Yoho family, one of Marshall County's largest and best known names. It will be held in Paden Park, Paden City tomorrow. Hundreds of members of the clan are expected to attend, including many from distant points. Among the notables who are scheduled to speak are: Governor H.G. Kump, Robert G. Kelly, Chairman of the Democractic Executive Committee, Robert L. Ramsay and Carl G. Bachmann Democratic and Republican nominees respectively for Congress from this district. Earl Francis Post No. 3 American Legion will send its Drum and Bugle Corps to the event while the Citizens Band of this city will be on hand for a concert. A basket dinner will be enjoyed.... Denver Clayton Yoho writes: The largest Yoho Reunion that I know of, was held at Paden City, Wetzel County, WV in 1934. There were a large number of descendants to Peter and Henry Yoho present. My grandfather, Charles Yoho of Ona, WV was in attendance. He said that it was related at the reunion that the family originated in Switzerland and migrated to Germany where they lived a generation or so. Then they moved to Holland for another generation before coming to Baltimore, MD. There were 7 brothers wearing wooden shoes. Two of these brothers settled in Pennsylvania, two went to Virginia/West Virginia, two went to New York, and one went to Ohio and was killed by Indians before having any children. Tradition in the Parsons family of Ohio Co., VA is that Johannas Joho (Jonathan Yoho) settled on Fish Creek in what is now Marshall Co., WV.
Clarice V. Eller Stanley attended the 1934 Reunion. She was with her father and mother, Berrell and Florence Blake Eller and her 2 younger brothers, Charles V. Eller and Ralph N. Eller.
A Yoho Reunion was held at the Bruce Park, New Martinsville, WV on Saturday, 20 Jun 1992. The 1993 reunion was held at the same location on Saturday, 19 Jun 1993.
There was a Yoho Family Association which published "The Yoho Newsletter," Vol. 2, No. 1 in April 1993. Vicki Hodgeman of Moundsville, WV and Robert Coffield of New Martinsville, WV served as officers.
REFERENCE: "George Lemley and wife Catherine Yoho and their descendants for two centuries" by Alvah John Washington Headlee (1902-), Morgantown, WV: Headlee, 1975. 219 p. Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.L547 1975. Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973. Includes index.
REFERENCE: "My Mother's people" by Glen Allan Lincicome (1932-), Urbana, Ohio (454 1/2 Scioto St., Urbana, OH 43078) : G.A. Lincicome, 1986. Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.P69 1986. Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973 cd19. Includes index.
REFERENCE: "Charlie Yoho--his family: 200 years along the Ohio River" by Denver Clayton Yoho (1913-), index by Mrs. Carol Hassig. Gallipolis, OH (Rt. 3, Box 202, Gallipolis, OH 45631) : D.C. Yoho  311p. Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.Y537 1982. Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973 dc19. Includes index.