Wallace Yoder’s mother was Harriett Katherine Ayers, daughter of Luther and Ida Ayers. She was born about 1913-15, married Lester Yoder, Wallace’s father, (per telephone conversation with Betty Yoder, 07-25-18). Wallace’s grandfather, Jacob, began farming west of Carlock around 1900 and moved to Danvers in 1913 where he and his wife Mary (Greenawalt) purchased a farm, built a house and buildings. The house still stands today. This collection contains mostly personal history of the Yoder family and their ties to the farming community and the McLean County Fair. Betty Golden Yoder’s father (A.K. Golden) retired as Director of the McLean County Service Company in March of 1980. Their golden wedding anniversary was celebrated at the McLean County Fair. Mr. Golden was featured in a 1976 Pantagraph article w/photos regarding farming.

This collection includes the Wallace and Betty Ann Yoder history and schools attended, stamps, Christmas cards, programs from the McLean County Fair, land deeds, advertising brochures, ledger books, correspondence, and estate papers.