I am researching the Yohe family of Columbia 

County.  I just received the pension record for one

Jacob H. Yohe (b. abt Apr 1839).  He enlisted for 9  

months on 26 Feb 1862 at Troy, PA and was put on 

the rolls as a Pvt. in  Company I, 178th Reg't, PA 

Drafted Mil. Inf. On Oct 22, 1862 he was at Camp 


He was promoted to Sgt on 1 July 1863 and 

was mustered out at Camp Curtin on July 27, 1863 

age 23.

He then enlisted on 26 Feb 1864 for 3 years,

again at Troy and was enrolled in Co. E, 3rd Reg't PA 

Heavy Artillery.  His age was 24 years & ten months.  

He stipulated that his enlistment should be credited to 

Centre Township. On March 24, 1864 he was at Carlisle 

Barracks, PA  

He was mustered out at Fort Monroe, VA on

9 Nov 1865, married a VA woman and raised a family.

His descendants are still living in Virginia.

Jacob died at home in Portsmouth, VA on 17 Nov.

1904.  His death certificate says that his parents were 

John and Elizabeth Yohe of Columbia Co.  I doubt that

is accurate but am still researching that.  His birthplace

was incorrectly listed on the death certificate as

Allentown, PA.


Although I have not yet received their records,

two other Yohe men were in the same Co. I, 178th

Reg't, PA Inf.  They were Stephen (later in Co. M of the 

198th PA Inf.) and Elisha.  I expect that they were brothers 

or perhaps cousins of Jacob.  

Stephen married Mary (Fetterman) on 19 Jun 1851 

in Montour Co., PA.  I think he survived the war and 

returned to Mifflinville as his wife applied for a pension 

from that town.  At the time of her application there were 

two children under 16, Harry and Burt(?.) Mary died 19 

December 1896.

Elisha died at Ft. Monroe on Nov. 22 1864.


Jerry Hale

Deltona, FL

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