Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

HENRY G. YEAGER is one of the patriarchs of Douglas county and a man whose fund of wisdom and experience, dominated by genialty and integrity, have made him highly esteemed by all.  He is now dwelling with his son about three miles south from Bridgeport.  He was born in Germany, on March 4, 1840, the son of Carl and Marie (Uitch) Yeager, also a native of Germany.  The father was a soldier under Napoleon and later came to Wisconsin.  Our subject attended the public schools of Germany until 1852, then came with his parents to Dodge county, Wisconsin, where he finished his education.  He remained there until 1865, then settled in Minnesota, Blue Earth county, in which place he farmed for twenty-three years.  In 1885, Mr. Yeager moved to Washington, first stopping in the Palouse country and finally settling on a pre-emption at the head of West Foster creek, in Douglas county, where he lived for twelve years, giving his attention to cultivating and improving his farm, then moved to his son's homestead as above stated and there is dwelling at the present time.  In 1879, through the malpractice of an incompetent physician, Mr. Yeager had the great misfortune to lose his right limb.  This has been a great blow to him, nevertheless he manifests a fortitude and spirit quite becoming the man.  Mr. Yeager has three sisters, Louisa, Fredericka and Mrs. Augusta Miesner.  He had one brother, Herman, who was killed in the war by guerrillas while on his way to the hospital.
     On December 26, 1864, at Watertown, Wisconsin, Mr. Yeager married Miss Louisa Koch.  Her parents, August and Christina (Guirbe) Koch, are natives of Saxony, Germany.  Mrs. Yeager was born on April 10, 1848, in Sinderhousen, Saxony.  She has one brother, Frederick, and one sister, Mrs. Teresa Scherer.  To Mr. and Mrs. Koch, eleven children have been born, Charles, Augustus M., Henry C., Mary A., Lena B., Fitz Albert, France F., Henrietta W., Louisa T., John W. and Stephen J.
     Mr. Yeager was raised under the influence of the Lutheran church.