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Yost, Lela Aurilla, 1890-1977



  • Existence: 1890 - 1977


Lela Yost was born in Butler County, Iowa on August 4, 1890. After graduating from high school in 1909, she attended the Teacher's Institute in Allison, Iowa. Yost taught at Fairview School, Ripley Township, Butler County, Iowa, a one-room schoolhouse, until her marriage to Richard Ludemann on September 18, 1910. The couple settled in Mason City, Iowa.

The Ludemanns had four daughters and one son. During the Great Depression the family moved to Portland Township (just east of Mason City) to farm. The family returned to Mason City after World War II. In 1946, Lela and Richard Ludemann moved to Rockwell, Iowa where Richard Ludemann died in September. Later, Lela Yost Ludemann returned to Mason City and remained there until her death from cancer on November 3, 1977.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lela Aurilla Yost memoir

Identifier: IWA0325

Schoolteacher and farm wife near Mason City and Kesley, Iowa.


Shelved in printer works, CT 275.Y48 AC 1990

Dates: 1995