a letter to Fran Ganard from Gerald Wayne Yankie)
There are many Yankey/Yankie descendants from these ten children. Michael Yankey, Jr. lived a few miles from Jonathan Yankey in Adams Co. Ohio. However, I will focus on my specific line from Jonathan Yankey and Sarah Armstrong Yankey and will quote from the family bible records.
Jonathan Yankey (son of Michael and Malinda Yankey) was born April 24, 1806 in Rockingham Co. VA and died April 12, 1896 in Darlington MO, buried in Rouse Cemetery. Malinda may have been a familiar name for Magdalene Hottinger Yankey, not to be confused with Jonathan's younger sister, Malinda Yankey. Jonathan Yankey and Sarah Armstrong were married Thursday Feb. 23 1832 in Franklin Township, Adams Co. Ohio. Sarah Armstrong was born November 19, 1810 in Franklin Township, Adams Co. Ohio and died February 14, 1856 and is buried in the Armstrong Family Cemetery in what is now Bratton Township, Adams Co. Ohio. between Louden and Locust Grove, Ohio, off Horner Chapel Road, very near Serpents Mound.
Children of Jonathan and Sarah Yankey: ( all children born in Franklin Township, Adams Co. Ohio, now Bratton Township)
William J. Yankey born January 6, 1834,
died June 6, 1855, buried in the Armstrong Family Cemetery.
After the death of Sarah Armstrong Yankey, Jonathan Yankey married a second time. Jonathan Yankie and Elizabeth Lawrence were married Nov. 7, 1856. Jonathan's bible records two births to this marriage.
Margaret Z. Yankie born August 22, 1862, died October 5, 1862.
died July 22, 1898 in Darlington, MO. and buried next to her husband,
Jonathan Yankie, in Rouse Cemetery, Darlington,
November, 2000. Your posting regarding Frederick Nesselrodt is very interesting to me. I am a member of this list and have enjoyed learning so much from John and the others. The reason that I find your posting so interesting is that I live in the log house where Frederick Nesselrodt II. lived with his wife Lydia. He and Lydia are buried on the farm. Just thought that would be an interesting note for you and perhaps even the others. Keith A. May, descendant of John George May, Bergton, Virginia==== AMREV-HESSIANS Mailing List ==== We don't have many rules or regulations on this mail list, but please check them out in the archives. In case of questions write to your host email@example.com
Rockingham County, Bergton.
Re: Nesselrodt / Captain Trumboe
I had the good fortune to meet Lewis Yankey several years ago, before his wife Mary died. The Yankey/Yankie family are lucky to have such a dedicated person interested in preserving family history and stories. I do know Pat Ritchie by email only and hope to continue dialog with her and others in your area. I want to visit Rockingham Co. again soon. I just received book on the life and family of Lorenzo Frederick Smith through eBay, from Lois May Rhodes. Now I would like to get Lewis' books too. We know that the original Yankey's spoke mainly German but unable to tie a connection to any specific region in Germany. That link seems to be missing. Along with the family stories about Hessians in the family, it makes some sense that the first Yankey in America could have been a Hessian deserter or prisoner. My line, which I can send more detail, comes from Michael Yankey and Magdaline Hottinger, their son, Jonathan Yankey b.1806, moved to Adams County Ohio and married Sarah Armstrong. Jonathan is my great-great grandfather. The spelling of the name was changed from Yankey to Yankie around 1856 in the family bible. I still can't get over the fact that you live in the house owned by Frederick Nesselrodt and Lydia Yankey. Did you say that they are buried on your property? Lydia Yankey is the sister of my Jonathan Yankey.
Lewis Yankey. Lewis just died about 2 months ago, but he had done extensive research on the Yankey Family in the Bergton, Virginia area. In fact, I believe that several local publications were done on the local Yankey family, and numerous Yankeys still live in the Bergton Community. Pat Ritchie would have a lot of the information on this family since she often assisted Lewis with his projects. Pat is a wealth of knowledge regarding the northwestern part of Rockingham County, a area with several known Hessians. (I will carbon this message to Pat, and she may be able to shed additional insight) Pat is an extremely busy person so it may take her a while to get back. I have heard that the original Yankey in the Bergton area was a Hessian but I am not sure if it was ever documented. One of Lewis's grandchildren told me that but I am not sure of the validity? Just as I am not sure if my ancestor was, George May, although it is often told that he was a Hessian.-Keith A. May, Bergton, Virginia
Home of Frederick Nesselrodt II and Lydia Yankey in Bergton, VA. The Yankey/Yankie Family researchers have tried for some time to uncover the Hessian connection in the Yankey line. The Frederick Nesselrodt mentioned by Linda C. Magee must have been the father of Frederick Nesselrodt II, husband of Lydia Yankey. Are you aware of other Hessians related to the Yankey family? Regards, Gerald W. Yankie, November, 2000