Name: John Sr Yarger 1
Birth: 26 FEB 1773 in Huntington Cty, Pennsylvania 2
Death: 24 DEC 1854 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio Age 81 years, 9 months, 28 days
Burial: DEC 1854 * Old Lutheran Cemetery, Market St., Somerset, Ohio/No tombstone
Occupation: 1850 Farmer
............................................ THE JOHN YARGER FAMILY 1773 .................................. ...................................... ..........................................
The first knowledge I have of the Yarger name is that he was one of the mercenaries sent by King George to fight against the American Colonists. On Christmas Eve 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware and captured a group of Hessian soldiers. Among them was our ancestor. What his name was I have not been able to find. John Yarger was borned Feb 26, 1773.
Some years later a number of Yarger's and Auker's lived in Huntington, Pennsylvania. On July 21, 1800, John Yarger married Elizabeth Auker.
In 1812 John Yarger and Elizabeth came to Ohio. They walked all the way, driving two pigs and leading a cow with their few belongings and utensils on her back and also carrying baby, Elizabeth. They arrived in Somerset, Ohio, at Fink's Tavern. For about a year they lived one room cabin where the old part of St Joseph's cemetery is located. He took up from the goverment a half-section of land in the present Clayton Township in Perry County.
This is out of the Yarger History Booklet ..Author S W Yarger.
Elizabeth Auker died May 21, 1819, whereupon John Yarger I took his second wife Margaret Auker,(sister, of his first wife Elizabeth?). This second marriage took place on July 21, 1821, but apparently produced no children. Margaret died May 17, 1841 again leaving John Yarger a widower for the second time. He lived on for another 13 1/2 years before passing away on December 20, 1854.
Found on the 1850 Census that John (77) was living alone with his daughter Elizabeth (39). Farmer..Value $3,000.
If this is correct this would mean John was borned 1773??
Clayton Twp, Patent Information:
Yarger, John Section 121 Reference 14
Yarger, John Section 131 NE Reference 12
1820 Census 3 sons and 1 daughter, and wife living with John.
Father: Unknown Yarger b: ABT 1748
Elizabeth Acker b: 5 NOV 1778 in Colebrookdale Twp, Berks Co., Pa
21 JUL 1800
in Huntington Cty, Pennsylvania
- George Yarger b: 15 JUL 1802 in Huntington County, Pennsylvania
- Jacob Sr Yarger b: 10 SEP 1803 in Near Somerset, Huntington County, Pennsylvania
- John Jr Yarger b: 19 FEB 1806 in Huntington County, Pennsylvania
- Elizabeth Yarger b: 25 JAN 1811 in Near Somerset, Huntington County, Pennsylvania
Margaret Maria Magdalena Acker b: 21 OCT 1781 in Colebrookdale Twp, Berks Co., Pa
3 JUL 1821
in M G Lutheran Church, Perry Cty, Ohio Book 1 Page 31
- Title: Yarger Family History Booklet
Note: Yarger Family History Booklet. Page 1 of the Yarger History Booklet
- Title: Steve Poling says he may have been Borned 1776. The Yarger Book says 1778