Yankie Cousins.
The Civil War: Yankie vs. Yankey.
 

John M. Yankie joined the 63rd Ohio Infantry Sept. 24, 1861 and died May 13, 1862 in St. Louis,
he is buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
John M. Yankie was born September 26, 1836, the son of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and brother of Mahala Jane Yankie.

Interesting note. John M. Yankie and William J. Yankie (this William J. Yankie is not the brother of John M.Yankie)
both joined the same military unit on the same day and location, Sept. 24, 1861.
John M. Yankie died but William J. Yankie lived and was disability discharged on June 12, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio (near Columbus).
This William J. Yankie is thought to be the husband of Mahala Jane Yankie and father of Jay Trimble Yankie,
see 1870 census, Pike County, Perry Township, Ohio.

Milton N. Yankie joined the 70th Ohio Infantry and died December 25, 1861.
Milton N. Yankie, born June 14, 1841, was the son of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and brother of Mahala Jane Yankie.

Joseph Trimble Yankie joined the 141st Ohio Infantry and survived the Civil War.
Joseph Trimble Yankie, born July 24, 1844, was the son of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and brother of Mahala Jane Yankie.

Josiah Swisshelm joined either the 186th or 188th Ohio Infantry and survived the war.
Josiah Swisshelm was the husband of Sarah Angelina Yankie,
daughter of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and sister of Mahala Jane Yankie.
Sarah Angelina was born May 26, 1848, married Josiah Swisshelm Nov. 1, 1866.

William Jefferson Yankie, was the son of Sarah Armstrong Yankie
and brother of Mahala Jane Yankie, born January 6, 1834 and died June 6, 1855,
obviously missed the Civil War tragedies, his death story is unknown.

James Minor Yankie, born April 21, 1852,
was the son of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and brother of Mahala Jane Yankie, too young to join the army.

Mahala Jane Yankie, born October 4, 1838, was old enough to suffer the war tragedies
impacted on her family along with Jonathan, James Minor and Sarah Angelina.
Much pain and suffering, as many families endured during this terrible period of American history.

Sarah Armstrong was at least spared the agony of this time, dying February 14, 1856.
She is buried in the Armstrong Cemetery on the farm of her father, William Armstrong, in Bratton Township, Adams County, Ohio.

The above covers all of the seven children of Sarah Armstrong Yankie and Jonathan Yankie.

After Sarah Armstrong Yankie died, Jonathan Yankie married Elizabeth Lawrence on November 7, 1856.
They had two children. Margaret Z. Yankie, born August 22, 1862, died October 5, 1862.
Nelson Ferdinand Yankie was born February 29, 1864 and died in Carthage, MO, "Tuesday, March 10, 1931 at 12:25 AM".

Jonathan Yankie and Elizabeth Lawrence Yankie moved to Darlinton, Missouri with Nelson Ferdinand Yankie.
The date and reason for this move from Adams County Ohio is unknown at this time.

Jonathan Yankie died April 12, 1896 and Elizabeth Lawrence Yankie died July 22, 1898.
They are buried, side each other, in Rouse Cemetery at Darlington, MO.