Yager Furniture, established in 1910 by Lawrence Yager and Eli Bierie and located on Main Street in downtown Berne, Indiana, is the oldest family-owned furniture store in the area.

Yagers, once known as Bierie and Yager Furniture and Undertaking, offered home furnishings such as sofas, leather rocking chairs, rugs, mattresses, bedroom and dining room furniture, electrical appliances, and pianos.

In 1937, Lawrence Yager became the sole owner and changed the name to Yager Furniture. As the business began to prosper, Lawrence’s sons, Jerome and Luther joined the business and the store expanded to three floors to accommodate additional furniture brands.

Rose Yager Kirchhofer, Jerome’s daughter, joined the staff in 1960 and introduced the interior design department. Floor displays were enhanced and again a wider selection of furniture was added. John Kirchhofer, husband of Rose Yager Kirchhofer, joined the Yager organization in 1978. In the 1980’s, the store was remodeled, and wall dividers were added to accommodate room like settings for furniture display.

Yager Furniture was sold to Ben and April MacDonald in 2023 to remain as a small family-owned business. Ben and April bought the business to keep the Yager name alive and well as a staple in the Berne community.

Today, Yager Furniture continues the long-lasting reputation of bringing the finest brands in furniture and accessories to transform your living space. Our experienced and helpful staff can help you tailor your selections to meet your unique needs and express your individual tastes. Yager Furniture brings you luxury, quality, and enduring value. Visit us today to create your distinctive home.


The Yager Furniture design staff has the ideas and expertise to assist you in creating the home of your dreams. Our designers can assist you with space planning, color coordination & other furniture selections for you home. We look forward to becoming your design consultants!