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NAFZGER FAMILY IN SWITZERLAND IN 1600’S
Much of the i,f on the Meichior Na faisily from Switzori
COMMENDATION was provided through the kindness of Rev Samuel Natz3er of Dedh. Mass. Rev. Nafzger visited Thierachern, Switze and the cir where his
grandfarier, 5’inuel Nafzger was I,aptised and confirmed. He wi allowed
,re.Iit to ‘i . wJ Deimar to peruse the church records and follow thct branch of the Nafzger family swal of S-Ii New York back to the time of them coiiiing to Switzerland from Germany during the for senc crr.sijerabl? mater Thirty Year War. The Nsf zger family history is prefaced with this Inrr,— ia on tie fami’iee ‘ Joseph ductiou from i Nafzgev.
li. iTlie family line connects ‘According to entries in the old Thun record,, the to John ani Christian Nafziger Nafzger famil’, originated in Uerteeribe Germany. wh entered the i;.S in 1850 and It appears that thcy left their land it the out— settled ifl tile kped.ile area. break of the Thirty Year War and settled in Swit zerland. although this cannot be established abqot— utely.At any rate, those members of the re—settled
A wealth of material and a dons— Nafzger family In Thun appear to have died out in tion from VILAS NAFZ1CER of the year 1863. According to present day standards Mluier. Illinois. Vilas is a the entries in the old church roles leave Inuch to direct descendant of two sepa— be desired, with the result that gaps in the lam— ardte afzger lines. ily tree were not able to be avoided. The missing
death and wedding dates are to be explainol, first
Thanks to SEN SUTTER OF Chicago,	of all that the exact death role begins only in
.	for considerable material on the	the year 1724,and secondly by the fact th:it a num—
Sutter families that cross the	ber of dependents of the Nafzger family in
Nafziger line of the Hopedale,	out of Switzerland to Americe. Other ommisions may
Illinois area many times. The	stem from the possibility that some individu*ls of
material is greatly appreciated.	NAFZGFR	the included families were drafted into military
service and were killed in battle”.
The relationship between the	Pictured above is Rev.	We pick up the Nafzger story by discovering that
Nafzigers and the Litwillers be— Samuel Nafzger of I)ed— Meichior Nafzger must have been born in the early 1600’s. He was married to Anna Schmocker. They arc
came clearer as a result of the	ham, Mass. We commend him
material sent to us by Mrs. Fan— for his effort in tracing the parents of Christian(born 1649), Margaret(born nie Litwiller of Hopedale, 1111— his family line to 1600. 1632, Zacharius(born 1635), Hans(born 1644), mis. ‘tiny thanks for the help. -- oro 1646), Melchoir(born 1638), Vernena
(horn 1637, and Mathjas(born 1637)
This Nafzger family has the
distinction	of	being	able	to
NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS TO SUBSCRIPTION IN 197 trace their ancestnr back eleven
generations. It was Daniel(1836—
_________________	1910)who is a seventh generation
member of the Melchoir Nafzger
The Nafzger Heritage News is	family, that emigrated to the
Moving to the subscription	establishing two methods of ac—	United States in 1887. Daniel
approach is one that we tried to	quiring a one year subscription	moved all of his family except
avoid but found it not possible	One method is to send a $5.00	for one older son to the U.S.
because of increasing operating	check to the News which is the	and Settled in Green County,Wia—
losses. Inflationary increases	subscription price for one year.	consin. He married Katherine
in everything from ink to repair	The other method is to send in—	Bauman (1834—1879) and they were
of equipment coupled with the	formation on your family line	the parents of Gotifred, (
doubling of paper Costs and pos—	to the News by completing the	lied, Samuel, John, Annie, Kath—
tage increases made the donation	information form found on page	erine, and Mary.
plan unworkable. The operating	seven of this issue. A one year
losses were rapidly increasing,	subscription to the News will
not decreasing. It was only a	be granted to donors of Nafzger	HARLEY NOZIGER
matter of time before the paper	information.	Please remember
The Naftzgers of Grafton had a
was insolvent. We are confident	though, that while information
that we can turn it around thr—	is vital to the News, it alone	most interesting visitor	in
ough the subscription approach.	cannot support the Cost of pub—	their household in September. It
pu	was HARLEY NOFZIGER of Archbold,
Ohio.
(Continued on Page Three)
VOL. III, No.
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
JANUARY 2, 1975
Publisher
Clair E N
Editor
Ka thy Naft zger
The list found on page four represent a list of Nafzgers who have either contributed dona tions or information to the News over the past three years. If you have sent us a donation, you will be entitled to a one year or longer subscription, depen ding on the donation. All of names on page four have been
placed on the subscription list. The list may not be complete.
The project kept growing into something involving quite a num ber of letters and lots of in formation. Thus, some of the early record keeping procedures proved faulty as different types of errors unfolded. The very nature of the growth of the pro ject and the fact that it was developed as only a hobby with no paid help opens up the pos sibility that the list may not be complete or in error. We hope our readers will forgive us for the errors and write to tell us of any omission to the list. We do not intend to exclude anyone who has helped the News to date. We will adjust all mis takes.
NAFTZGERS ON T. V.
Nafzgers who live in the Cleveland, Ohio viewing area
may have had the opportunity to see their family name being
discussed on the Channel 8 News cast. Kathleen and Clair Naft— zger appeared on the news to explain the scope of our news letter and the work being done by Nafzgers throughout the U.S. Considerable interest was ex pressed by the interviewer in the idea of a national family reunion.
It is amazing how Nafzgers thr oughout the United States and Canada have responded to our newsletter. We began publishing the newsletter about two years ago and since that time we have uncovered the whereabouts of 2,000 direct Nafzger descend—— ants living in the U.S. We fig ure that there are probably only about 4,000 or 5,000 living des cendants. We have letters from approximately 800 hundred of them. We have collected infor mation on 30,000 Nafzger descend ants, both living and deceased. Thank you for your support.
We are unhappy about the dis continuation of the free mail ing because it will slow down our contact with the direct des cendants of the Nafzgers. We be lieve that given enough time and the free mailings that contact with most of the Nafzger direct line descendants in the United States could have been made. So in a few years, we expect to be back with another plan for free mailing so that progress identifying the direct descend ants can continue.
As a result of the newsletter we found that the large four by eight feet wall charts are quite saleable for use on walls in fam ily—recreation rooms and/or at family reunions. We have had a number of requests for the charts but we are not in a position to make them for anyone except our selves as we record the informa tion. Thus, It is our intention to figure Out a way to make the charts for sale and use any pro fit to finance the NAFZGER HER ITAGE NEWS This may be a pro ject which will take up to two years to complete.
As usual, Carroll Nafziger of Mininer, Illinois has forwarded considerable material on the Naf— zigers of the Hopedale area that extablishes the exact relation ship of the Nafzigers, Millers, Eglis, Yoder families.Hundreds of new families can be added to the chart of the two brothers, John and Christian who entered the United States as a result of the great Interest in genealogy on the part of the Hopedale Naf— zigers.
A nice card of thanks from WILL— lAX M NOFFSINGER of Madisonville, Kentucky.
SCHEDULE OF FUTURE ISSUES
We will following in future
attempt to feature the Nafzger family lines issues of the News
March 1975 issue — Vol III, No.1
PETER NAFFZIGER — who lived at Groversheim by Kirkheim, Bolen, Germany. Peter descendants re present a substantial family line that accounts for many of the Naffzigers presently living in the United States.
July 1975 issue — Vol III, No.2 RUDOLPH NAFZGER — who landed in Philadelphia on the ship Phonex in 1749 along with Peter and Matthew—Mathias. Rudolph is the father of John,Catherjne, Esther, Samuel, Andrew, Peter and another son whose name is not known. There is the possibility that there were other £hildren.
Sept. 1975 Issue — Vol III, No. 3 A mystery NAFZGER FAMILY line when we uncover a wealth of material through our readers to pass onto other Nafzgers.
Dec 1975 issue — Vol III, No. 4 CHRISTIAN NAFZIGER (1777—1849)
who was born in Rhine Prussia, Germany and lost his entire for tune during the Napolenic Wars. His widow and children emigrated to the United States and settled in Wayne County, Ohio
March 1976 issue — Vol IV, No. 1 PETER NAFFZIGER who was born in Uberau Germany and married to Pheobe Fischer in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. Peter died in Germany and it was the surviving son of the family of a deceased daughter that emigrated to America.
J 1976 issue — Vol IV. No. 2 Another mystery Nafzger family line in which we will be seeking information from our readers so that the family line can be pieced together.
Sept. 1976 issue — Vol IV, No. 3 John NAFZIGER who was born in Bushing Lotteriñg, Germany, He emigrated to the United States in the fall of 1837. The route was by the way of New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, then on the Illinois River to Peoria, Illinois. •The ocean was crossed by sailboat, it requiring 43 days to get to New Orleans.
We prefer to end the schedule at this date although there are a number of other Nafzger lines that need attention.
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NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
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VOL. II No. 1	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	JANUARY 2. 197S
Continued from Page One
LETTERS	We are sorry to learn of the
Harltv Nofz1 i the author	death of LEWIS M. NAFZINCER on
of a publ [ which lists the	August 18, 1974 of Eariville,
many descendants of Christ R.	You have no idea what a thrill	Maryland. Lewis is the 4th gen—
Noizinger, son of Johannes and	to receive your letter and chart	oration descendant of Peter who
*iry(Wyso) Nofziger of Fulton	you ever so much.	died at sea when he sailed for
County, Ohio. The publication is	One thing that is puzzling us	O	America in 1827.
an oxcellent effort and Harley is	is if the five brother’s name
to be commended for his work. The	was Nofsker and their parents’
Nows has used the publication	name was Nafzger, where does
oitiior directly or indirectly	your name Naftzger fit in? Also,	Enclosed is a donation to help
many times for good reference on	that means that either their par—	with expenses of the Nafzier
the ofziger lines in Fulton	ents changed the name from Nafz—	i News We have enjoyed
County. He plans to update his	ger to Nofsker or the five bro—	receiving copies and want to
publication in the near future	thers changed it. Well anyway	thank you for sending it our way.
so we at the Nows are busily put-	considering that we did not know	We believe a neice would enjoy
ting together a chart which we	of your wonderful hobby before,	receiving the News so have en—
hope will help with the project.	we are happy to find out about	closed her address.
We are impressed with his vast	it and with all of the new in—
storo of knowledge on the Nof—	formation we now have.	RALPH NAFZGER
zigers in Fulton County. We are	Enclosed is a check to help	Plainview, Texas
anxious to help Harley as much	with printing costs.
as we can so that the information	Note: Ralph is a descendant of
can be rocorded for future gener—	Mr. & Mrs. BEN E NOSKER	the Nafzger family line featured
ations. With this in mind, we	Rancho Palos Vernes, California	in this issue of the News.
hope to fisit the Fulton County	—
area after the first of the year.	Please send us the family his—
Editor’s Note	tory of the Joseph Nafziger fam—
Your letter makes a good point.	ily line who settled in Fulton
How can we be sure that the de—	County, Ohio
Please find enclosed a check to	scendants of the Noskers trace
help with expenses for the Nafz—	to one of the early ones and	EARL NAFZIGER
ger Heritage News. You will note	that it is not a separate name?	Archbold, Ohio
my husband passed away at the age	Anything is possible but we have	Editor’s Note
of 55 years with cancer. He did	checked Rupp’s list of 30,000	Johannes, and children of Val—
enjoy reading the paper when he	German immigrants entering the	entine and Christian (who had
was able and well. My sons are	port of Philadelphia from the be—	settled in Wayne County, Ohio)
quite interested in it, too.	ginning to about 1810 as well as	all moved to Fulton County about
Immigrant lists from Boston, New	the same time. Thus, I may be
MRS. ROY NOFFSINGER	York, Baltimore and New Orleans.	giving information on the wrong
Tipp City, Ohio	We cannot come up with any such	Joseph Nafziger. If your father
name as Noffsker. In addition,	is Charles Nafziger; then, I am
we haven’t come across the name	getting my information from the
We enjoy the Heritage News and	in the few records we have from	right chart.
Daniel Jones’ letter inspired me	Germany. Also, there were Nafz—	Children of Joseph were Christ—
to write. My mother, Ida Naf—	gers in the area which appear to	ian, Peter, Joseph, Magdalena who
zinger Breidenbaugh wrote up our	connect.They are buried in Centre	married a Nafziger from another
family history for Glea Richer	County, Pennsylvania.	line, Jacob, Catherine, and Jon—
in “History of the Nafzger Fam—	We have another theory which	athan. Jacob would have been
ily in America. My great great	Y work out.Ulrich, who entered	your grandfather. Children of
grandather’s passport(photostat	in 1742 had a son named John.	Jacob are Simon, Samuel, Magda—
is on page 123). He was married A John Nafzger, who we cannot lena, Emma, Henry, Jacob, Sarah, to Jacobina SchwartzentrUber. to Rudolph, Matthew, Peter or Wilhelm and your father if I have They left the old country(fol Jacob (all entered the U.S. from the correct line. I do not have lowing his imprisement for pre— 1749—1750) appears in 1770—1780 any records of your descendants aching with six children. He tax records and the Census of so I would appreciate hearing died at sea, also one child and Lancaster County. This is just from you so we can update the one was born enroute.He spelled north of where Ulrich lived. We chart.
his name Nafziger on the pass—	believe your line may find a	____________________
port. His first name was Peter.	connection to his family.	Enclosed is a donation for the
Another name which falls into	Nafziger Heritage News which we
the same category is the Neftzger	enjoy reading. Our family line
H. DENNIS REED
Fallston, Missouri	name. As yet, we haven’t turned	traces back to John 0. Nafziger
up any of them entering the U.S.	one of two brothers to arrive in
___________________	on immigration lists but quite a	America as told in Vol. No. 2
number of thnm turn up in north—	issue. Christian and Veronica
em Kentucky and southwestern	Burkey Nafziger were Simon Naf
I am sending you a donation for	Ohio in the early 1800’s about	ziger great grandparents. I am
the Nafzger Heritage News. We	the same tine Nafzgers were sett—	enclosing a complete chart of
enjoy the paper very much and	11mg the area. They may connect	the family line.
hope it can continue.
to some Nafzger line too, but we
believe this may be a true Ger— SIMON S NAFZIGER
MRS. FREDA NOFTSINGER
Massillon, Ohio	man name.	Minier, Illinois
—— PA(E THREE ——
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VOL. III, No. 1	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	JAN’JARY 2, 1975
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N.	P. SPRINGER	FANNIE NOFZIGER	WALTER JOSIAH YINGST	ROBERT J NOFFSINGER
Goshen, Indiana	Columbus, Ohio	Wilmington, Delaware	Dayton, Ohio
—	MRS. TED SPRINGER	FRED NOFZIGER	D. E. NOFFSINCER	ROBERT NOFSINGER
Fisher, Illinois	!‘oledo, Ohio	Cincinnati, Ohio	Durango, Colorado
MRS. MAHLON SPRINGER	GLEN W NOFZIGER	DEAN NOFFSINCER	O NOFFSINGER
—	Newark, Illinois	Archbold, Ohio	Hays, Kansas	Olympia, Washington
—	MRS. R. J. SOMMER	H.A. NOFZIGER	DONALD A NOFFSINGER	RUSSEL W NOFFSINGER
Saybrook, Illinois	Bryan, Ohio	Anderson, Indiana	Chester, Virginia
BESSIE SPEELMAN	H. E. NOFZIGER	E. A. NOFFSINGER	RUSSJ:T,L NOFFSINGER
Richland, )rogon	Toledo, Ohio	Akron, Ohio	Mancelona, Michigan
DAVID W STAUFFER	H. E. NOFZIGER	ELLA NOFFSINGER	MRS. STANLEY B NOFFSINGER
Palmyra, Pennsylvania	Archbold, Ohio	Chittenango, New York	Akron, Ohio
JIRS. ROBERT ST. JOHN	HARLEY NOFZIGER	ESTIL NOFFSINGER	TERRY NOFFSINGER
Cornell, Illinois	Archbold, Ohio	Carlisle, Kentucky	Evansville, Indiana
MRS. DALE STITT	J. C. NOFZIGER	FOREST NOFFSINGER	W. L. NOFFSINGER
Clay Center Kansas	Los Angeles, Calif.	Coachella, California	Ono Michigan
EARL SIFTER	JAY NOFZIGER	GLENN E NOFFSINGER	WESLEY T NOFFSINGER
Mt. Prospect, Illinois	Hollywood, California	San Antonio, Texas	Denver, Colorado
CLAYTON H SIJNMER	JESSE E NOFZIGER	HERSCHEL NOFFSINGER	WILLIAM NOFFSINGER
Washington, Illinois	Archbold, Ohio	Vandalia, Illinois	Madisonville, Kentucky
EARL SUTTER	JESSE NOFZIGER	HOMER NOFFSINGER	DONALD NAFTZCER
Wooddale, Illinois	Goshen, Indiana	Bremen, Kentucky	Vera Beach, Florida
INA SUTTER	L. B. NOFZICER	HUGH NOFFSINGER, JR	DUANE NAFTZGER
Bloomington, Illinois	Oakton, Virginia	Wilmington, North Carolina	Valley City, Ohio
N.	WILLIS SUTTER	LAVERN NOFZIGER	J. C. NOFFSINGER	E. J. (BUD) NAFTZGER
Rantoul, Illinois	Wauseon, Ohio	Greenville, Kentucky	Findlay, Ohio
N.	W. SUTTER	LLOYD NOFZIGER	JAY E NOFFSINGER	EDWARD NAFTZGER
Rantoul, Illinois	Wauseon, Ohio	Dublin, California	g Idaho
SCM C SUTTER	LLOYD VERN NOFZIGER	JAMES NOFFSINGER	ERNEST NAFTZGER
Chicago, Illinois	Wauseon, Ohio	Evansville, Indiana	Salem, Oregon
MRS. K. P. TOWNSEND	LOWELL L NOFZIGER	JAMES R NOFFSINGER	FLOYD NAFTZGER
Dallas, Texas	West Richland, Wash.	Metairie, La.	Wooster, Ohio
R.	R. UHLMANN	LOWELL NOFZIGER	JAMES NOFFSINGER	HELEN J NAFTZGER
Huntsville, Alabama	Wadsworth, Ohio	Greeley, Colorado	Narberth, Pennsylvania
ROBERT WALSON	MARLIN NOFZIGER	JEROLD NOFFSINGER	HOWARD J NAFTZGER
East Moline, Illinois	Denver, Colorado	Union city, Indiana	Kensington, California
AGNES HOWER WELLS	R. D. NOFZIGER	JOHN NOFFSINGER	J W. NAFTZGER
Huntsville, Ohio	Goshen, Indiana	Tennyson, Indiana	Canton, Ohio
RUSSEL LANE WHARRIE	MRS. RALPH NOFZIGER	KENT NOFFSINGER	JOHN NAFTZGER
Fort Madison, Iowa	Archbold, Ohio	Ft. Worth, Texas	Wichita, Kansas
MRS. CURTIS F WHITE, JR	ROBERT F NOFZIGER	LEO L NOFFSINGER	JOHN NAFTZGER
St. John, Washington	Archbold, Ohio	Elkhart, Indiana	Newbury Park, California
MRS. PAUL WILLOUR	MRS. ROGER NOFZIGER	LEWIS R NOFFSINGER	MARVIN E NAFTZGER
Wooster, Ohio	Goshen, Indiana	Arlington, Virginia	South Bend, Indiana
GEORGE R WILLS	REV. WILLIAM D NOFZIGER	LLOYD E NOFFSINGER	MAXWELL NAYTZGER
Lebanon, Pennsylvania	Smithburg, Maryland	Cottage Grove, Oregon	Medina, Ohio
RUSSELL WILSON	ARNOLD NOFFSINGER	MRS. LOIS NOFFSINGER	MARLYN NAFTZGER
Navarre, Ohio	Akron, Ohio	Akron, Ohio	Medina, Ohio
MRS. RUSSEL L WHARRIE	ARLIE NOFFZINGER	LOUIS R NOFFSINGER	PAUL M NAFTZGER
Bloomington, Illinois	Willowick, Ohio	Arlington, Virginia	Fulton, Illinois
MILTON PETER ZEHR	BRADFORD S NOFFSINGER	M. S. NOFFSINCER	RICHARD .NAFTZGER
Morton, Illinois	Greenville, Kentucky	Dayton, Ohio	Seville, Ohio
MRS. ALBERT ZEHR	BILL NOFTSINGER	MALCOLM NOFFSINGER	RICHARD NAFTZGER
Hopedale, Illinois	Roanoke, Virginia	Lincolnwood, Illinois	Cupertine, California
ELMER LEE NOFZIGER	BURR G NOFFSINGER	MARTIN W NOFFSINGER	SAN 0 NAFTZGER
Salem, Oregon	Bremerton, Washington	Newport News, Virginia	Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
ALFRED NOFZIGER	CARL.. NOFFSINGER	NOFFSINGER”S	SHERNAN NAFTZGER
Lebanon, Oregon	Wadsworth, Ohio	Mt. Morris, Michigan	Trenton, Michigan
C.	E. NOFZIGER	ROBERT H WINGREN	NOR1IAN NOFFSINGER	WILLIAM NAFTZGER
Wauseon, Ohio	DElavan, Wisconsin	Elgin, Illinois	Canton, Ohio
CLIFFORD NOFZIGER	CHARLES NOFFSINGER	OBERT H NOFFSINGER	MRS. WILLIAM L NAFTZGER
Wauseon, Ohio	Princeton, Kentucky	Definance, Ohio	Northbrook, Illinois
CORWIN P NOFZIGER	OWEN VAN WINKLE	ORVILLE NOFFSINGER	DONALD D NOFZIGER
Denver, Colorado	Battle Creek, Michigan	Definance, Ohio	Akron, Ohio
DARYL NOFZIGER	CHARLES L NOFFSINGER	PAUL NOFFSINGER	LARRY B NOFZIGER
Bloomington, Illinois	Evansville, Indiana	Troy, Ohio	Holand, Pennsylvania
ELMER NOFZIGER	MRS. EDGAR H URISH	MRS. PAUL NOFFSINGER	C. J. KURTZ
Portland, Oregon	Mt. Sterling, Illinois	Wellman, Iowa	Elverson, Pennsylvania
ELVIN NOFZIGER	CLIFFORD E NOFFSINGER	PHILLIP NOFFSINGER	JoHN KAUFFMANN
Albany, Oregon	Clay Center, Kansas	Lexington, Kentucky	Hopedale, Illinois
F.	L. NOFZIGER	CLYDE WESLEY NOFFSINGER	RALPH L NOFFSINGER	JAMES R CLAPPER
Columbus, Ohio	Osborne, Kansas	Greeley, Colorado	Mansfield, Ohio
(CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)
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VOL. III. No. 1	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	JANUARY 2, 1975
MRS. R. B. TOWNSEND	MRS. H. SHAW FREDERICKS	WILLIAM MAST	A. E. NAFZIGER
Dallas, Texas	Wiliiaxnsport, Pennsylvania Alden, New York	Indianapolis, Indiana
MRS. JESSIE N THOMAS	DORIS FREEMAN	MRS. L. N. MARSHALL	ANDREW NAFZIGER
Tidioute, Pennsylvania	Chardon, Ohio	Hillsboro, Wisconsin	Vulcan, Canada
MAUDE SWARTZENI)RUBER	MRS. OSCAR GAUTSCHE	RACHEL MEINS	ARTHUR W NAFZICER
Hesston, Kensas	Archbold, Ohio	Hopedale, Illinois	Hopedale, Illinois
MRS. ,\LFRE ALBRECHT	ESTELLA GLASER	Mrs. C. N. McKEE	ARLIE R NAFZIGER
Go Indiana	Hopedale, Illinois	Jonesboro, Tenn	Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
LINDA BACH	PFARL C GINGRICH	MRS. E. E. MCINTIRE	ARNOLD NAFZICER
St Kansas	I’almyra, Pennsylvania	Hollidaysburg, Penn	Highland, Indians
DAViD BACIIMAN	MRS. ELMER CISH	3. VIRGIL MILLER	BERTRAM NAFZIGER
Reisterstown, Maryland	Central City, Kentucky	Smithville, Ohio	Cypress, California
MRS. BEN S BALDWIN	LORENE N GOOD	MRS. JOHN F MURPHY	BETTY NAFZIGER
Houston, Texas	Armington, Illinois	Webster Grove, Missouri	Cincinnati, Ohio
MRS. MARY C BEAVERSON	MRS. ARTHUR D GRAEFF	MRS. SHIRELY NEISWONGER	CAROL NAFZIGER
Fayette, Ohio	Robesonia, Pennsylvania	Beallsville, Ohio	Stanford, Illinois
MRS. JOHN BECK	ROBERT F GRADY	MRS. DONALD NICEWANDER	CHARLES L NAFZIGER
Wuaseon, Ohio	Holloywood, Florida	Massillon, Ohio	West Burlington, Iowa
MRS. ALICE BECK	MRS. ELTON A GUNDEN	ANNIE ORFIELD	DALE A NAFZIGER
Sand Springs, Oklahoma	Naples, Florida	Allerton, Iowa	Kitchener, Canada
MRS. E. L. BEIGELOW	‘ LLN GUTH	MRS. A. R. OWEN	DEAN C NAFZIGER
Jontsville, Michigan	Dearing, Georgia	Edmund, Oklahoma	Renton, Washington
‘IRS. JOHN G BIRKY	MRS. R. J. HARTZLER	MARGARET OYER	ELDON D NAFZIGER
Hopedale, Illinois	Morton, Illinois	Foosland. Illinois	Hopedale, Illinois
MRS. HAROLD BRESSNER	MRS. EMILY HEASTON	MRS. MAX PAULSEN	ELMER NAFZIGER
Pontiac, Illinois	Roanoke, Virginia	Grand Island, Nebraska	Standford, Illinois
MRS. LLOYD 3 CLAPPER	MRS. EVA M. HESS	HAZEL QUIST	ELMER NAFZIGER
Mansfield, Ohio	Palmyra, Pennsylvania	Myrtle Point, Oregon	Springfield, Illinois
MRS. JOHN CLARK	WINIFRED HEITSC}ll’IIDT	C. V. REESER	EUGENE E NAFZIGER
Bloomington, Illinois	Overland Park, Kansas	Albany, Oregon	Delavan, Illinois
MRS. IRENE N COLLINS	MRS. ROBERT HEINEKEN	N. B. Rentschler	EZRA NAFZIGER
S	Lewistown. Pennsylvania	Effingham, Kansas	Hamburg, Pennsylvania	Intercourse, Pennsylvania
MRS. OPAL COLEMAN	JOHN P HERRELL	MRS. GLENDORA REYNOLDS	HARRY NAFZICER
Hobbs, New Mexico	Temple, Arizona	Garden Grove, California	Archbold, Ohio
LEONA NOFZIGER CONNER	MRS. ETHEL HETRICK	MS JANE ROBINSON	HENRY NAFZIGER
Seal Beach, California	Baker, Oregon	Fayettesville, Arkansas	Davenport, Florida
MRS. EUGENE DODDS CONROY	PAUL V HOSTETLER	MRS. VERA M ROOT	HERBERT R NAFZIGER
Poughkeepsie, New York	Hamden, Conn.	Cisco, Illinois	Garrington, Illinois
MRS. N. A. COOPER	MRS. BOOT1 HUFFSKER	GLADYS RUNNER	HERBERT NAFZIGER
East Gary, Indiana	Dallas, Texas	Scotia, New York	Benton Harbor, Michigan
EDNA K CONRAD	MRS. RALPH L IMHOFF	MRS. DOLORES C RUTHERFORD	MRS. IRENE NAFZIGER
West Salem, Ohio	Goshen, Indiana	Carmichel, California	Archbold, Ohio
ILA DANNELLEY	MRS. NORMAN JACKSON	MRS. LEONID SCHULTZE	JAMES A NAFZIGER
Elgin, Texas	Hutchinson, Kansas	Sun City Center, Florida	Washington, D. C.
IRENE DAVIS	VIRGINIA JOHNSTON	MRS. RICHARD SCHERTZ	JAY R NAFZIGER
Bloomington, Illinois	Aberdeen, Maryland	Gibson City, Illinois	Renton, Washington
DEL DAVIDSON	DANIEL W. B. JONES	MRS. ALBERT SELTZER	LLOYD NAFZIGER
Columbus, Kansas	Los Alamos, New Mexico	Palmyra, Pennsylvania	Hopedale, Illinois
MRS. DOROTHY DETWILER	PEARL KAUFFMANN	MRS. HARVEY SHENK	M. L. Nafziger
Kensington, Kansas	Normal, Illinois	Palmyra, Pennsylvania	Fairfax Station, Virginia
•	NOEL C DICKS	Mrs. ANN B KLAUS	NORMA SIEBERT	MARTHA NAFZIGER
Arthur, Illinois	Chicago, Illinois	Beach City, Ohio	Hopedale, Illinois
RAYMOND DIEFENBACH	GLEN E KLINE	MARY SINCLAIR	MARY NAFZIGER
Elizsbethtown, Penn.	Carlisle, Pennsylvania	Wooster, Ohio	Salem, Oregon
MrS. MARDELL EDWARDS	HELEN KRAUSE	OLIVE SMITH	MARVIN S NAFZIGER
Saratogo, Indiana	Orangevale, California	Fredericks, Maryland	Rockford, Illinois
EDWARD ELLINGSWORTH	MRS. J. L. LANTOW	LARRY SMITH	MELVILLE NAFZIGER
Tampa, Florida	Las Cruces, New Mexico	East Freedom, Pennsylvania	Gap, Pennsylvania
RUTH ENYEART	MRS. RALSTON LAWHEAD	CHRISTIANA N SMITH	MYRL NAFZIGER
Yorba Linda, California	Evansville, Indiana	Fredericks, Maryland	Wadsworth, Ohio
LUELLA NAFFZIGER ERNST	LEONA LEHE	MRS. ROY SPRINGER	RANDY NAFZIGER
Carlock, Illinois	Renesselear, Indiana	Saybrook, Illinois	Galgary, Canada
MRS. FAYE FLAUGHER	MRS. PAUL LIGGETT	THOMAS E CLAPPER	ROBERT D NAFZIGER
Cincinnati, Ohio	Wooster, Ohio	Mansfield, Ohio	Belleville, Kansas
ELMER FLAUGHER	MRS. FANNIE LITWILLER	SIMON S NAFZIGER	ROBERT NAFZIGER
.	Ripley, Ohio	Hopedale, Illinois	Minier, Illinois	Paris, Illinois
MRS. F. R. FISHER	RICHARD MARTIN	MRS. STANDFORD SJOGREN	ROBERT T NAFZICER
North Manchester, Indiana	Columbus, Ohio	Kress, Texas	Benton Harbor, Michigan
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S.	U. N.\FZIGER	T. T. NAFFZIGER	MRS. HARLEY NOSKER	DONALD 0 NOFZIGER
Vulcan, C.inada	Peoria, Illinois	Whiting, Indiana	Akron, Ohio
TIMOTHY A NAFZICER	W. J. NAFFZIGER	MARQUIS B NOSKER	ROSE NOFSINGER
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin	Carmichael, California	Hobart, Indiana	Eureka, Illinois
VIETTE NAFZICER	DALE NOFSINGER	HAZEL NOSKER	LARRY B ROFZIGER
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida	Marietta, Georgia	Crystal Lake, Illinois	Holand, Pennsylvania
VICTOR NAFZIGER	DELLA NOFSINGER	BOYD NOFTSCER	RACHEL KREIDER
Eikhorn, Wisconsin	Delaware, Ohio	Leesburg, Ohio	Wadsworth, Ohio
\‘l\’I.\N B NAFZIGER	EUGENE E NOFSINGER	TED E NOFTSGER	B. E. NOSKER
Normal, illinois	Akron, Ohio	Lexington, Kentucky	Rancho Palos Vernes, Calif.
VILAS NAFZIGER	FRANK NOFSINGER	RICHARD NOFTSGER	C. J. JURTZ
Minier, Illinois	STurgis, Michigan	Wilmington, Ohio	Elverson, Pennsylvania
WILMER NAFZIGER	GLENN A NOFSINGER	JOHN B NOFSGER	SIMON S NAFZIGER
Cridley, Illinois	Chouteau, Oklahoma	Fort Wayne, Indiana	Minier, Illinois
WILLIAM D NAFZIGER	L. B. NOFSINGER	JEANNE NOFTSGER	JAMES R CLAPPER
Bloomington, Illinois	Greenville, Kentucky	Seattle, Washington	Mansfield, Ohio
WAYNE NAFZIGER	G. PHILIP NOFSINGER	J. A. NOFTSGER	THOMAS E CLAPPER
Trornont, Nebraska	Detroit, Michigan	Whittier, California	Mansfield, Ohio
FLORENCE NAFTZINGER DEAM	RITA NOFSINGER	ROBERT G NOFTSGER	DELMAR OSWALD
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania	Longmont, Colorado	San Diego, California	Schenectady, New York
FOSTER NAFTZINGER	ROSE NOFSINGER	FRANK W NOFTSGER	MRS. M. NOFFSINCER
West Re.tding, Pennsylvania	Eureka, Illinois	Tulsa, Oklahoma	Tipp City, Ohio
HARRY W NAFTZINGER	S. G. NOFSINGER	MARGARET NOFSGER	CARROLL NAFZIGER
Bernville, Pennsylvania	Rossville, Georgia	Canton, Ohio	Minier, Illinois
NAOMI S NAFTZINGER	TERRY NOFSINGER	JAMES E NOSKER	DANIEL NAFZGER
Temple, Pennsylvania	Salt Lake City, Utah	Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania	Stanky, Wisconsin
REUBEN B NAUFTSINGER	VERNON NOFSINGER	JOHN B NOFTSGER	C. NAFZGER
Bucyrus, Ohio	Washington, Illinois	Spring Valley, Ohio	Camden, New Jersey
WALTER NAFTZINGER	W. H. NOFSINGER	RICHARD L NOFSKER	EARL NAFZICER
Port Clinton, Pennsylvnia	Littleton, Colorado	Edinburg, Pennsylvania	Archbold, Ohio
WAYNE A NAFTZINGER	DALE NOFZINGER	MRS. MURREL NOFSKER	JOHF P HERRELL
Lebanon, Pennsylvania	Adrian, Michigan	Leechburg, Pennsylvania	Tempe, Arizona
WILLIAM NAFTZINGER	DALE M NOFZINGER	MRS. PAUL J NOFTSKEII.	JAY R NAFZIGER
Centerport, Pennsylvania	Marietta, Georgia	Watertown, MaSS.	Renton, Washington
A.	BROOKS NAFFZICER	DONALD NOFZINGER	WENDELL NOSKER	D. LYNN NAFZIGER
Upper Arlington, Ohio	Akron, Ohio	Hersher , Illinois	Goshen, Indiana
ALFRED NAFFZIGER	H. NOFZINGER	MRS. SMIIJEL P NOFSGER	MRS. MILO E WENGER
Union Grove, Wisconsin	Norwalk, Ohio	San Bernardino, California	Scranton, Pennsylvania
CHARLES NAFFZIGER	HAROLD N NOFZINGER	TDBY NAFZINGER	RUDY NAFZIGER
Atlanta, Illinois	South Bend, Indiana	Bloomington, Illinois	Ontario, Canada
DAVID NAFFZIGER	Mrs. Lloyd NOFZINGER	DALE NAFZINGER	DELBERT GRATZ
Anaheim, California	‘Wuseon, OhIo	Adrian, Michigan	Bluffton, Ohio
MRS. DONALD NAFFZIGER	MELVIN NOFZINGER	IDA B NAFZINGER	L. D. NOFZIGER
Delran, New Jersey	Toledo, Ohio	Belleville, Pennsylvania	Archbold, Ohio
L.	L. NAFFZIGER	MRS. PEARL NOFZINGER	MRS. LEWIS NAFZINGER	MS FAYE M COULTAS
Rulsa, Oklahoma	Ft. Wayne, Indiana	Earleville, Maryland	Park Forest, Illinois
EARL NAFFZIGER	RICHARD NOFZINGER	Mrs. ANN E NAFZGER	PAT WOODS
Kelawna, Canada	Adrian, Michigan	Conshohcken, Pennsylvania	Anchorage, Alaska
EUGENE NAFFZIGER	FRANK A NOFTSINGER	MRS. CARL NAFZGER	LEHMAN NOFFSINGER
Deer Creek, Illinois	Roanoke, Virginia	Cheyene, Wyoming	Central City, Kentucky
FERN NAFFZIGER	MRS. FREDA NOFTSINGER	MRS. CARL F NAFZGER	WINFRED D NOFFSINGER
Hopedale, Illinois	Massillon, Ohio	St. Petersburg, Florida	Harlem, Montana
MRS. FRANCES NAFFZIGER	D. C. NOFTSINGER	MRS. C. E. NAFZGER	MARY WHITE
Rockford, Illinois	Navarre, Ohio	Columbus, Ohio	Rochester, Minn.
MRS. HOWARD C NAFFZIGER	PAUL D NOFTSINGER	LESTER H NAFZGER	L. NAFZINGER
Santa Monica, California	Warren, Ohio	Columbus, Ohio	FAirfax Station, Virginia
JENNIE NAFFZIGER	EDWARD NAUFZINGER	RALPH NAFZGER	A. WAYNE NAFTZINGER
Stanford, Illinois	Galion, Ohio	Plainview, Texas	Lebanon, Pennsylvania
MARIE NAFFZIGER	HOWARD NOSCAR	SAMUEL NAFZGER	MISS MARIE NAFZIGER
Harper, Kansas	Wilmington, Ohio	Dedham, Mass.	Ephrata, Pennsylvania
MONA M NAFFZIGER	L. J. NOFTZGER	WALTER NAFZGER	HERBERT NOFZIGER
Hopedale, Illinois	Oklahoma City, Oklahoma	Milwaukee, Wisconsin	Archbold, Ohio
ROBERT W NAFFZIGER	ADA NOSKER	MONROE SHORT	ANNA NOFZIGER
Salt Lake City, Utah	Whiting, Indiana	Stryker, Ohio	Archbold, Ohio
MRS. RUTH I NAFFZIGER	MRS. MINNIE S NOFTSGER	ZENO MILLER	HAROLD SHORT
Bloomington, Illinois	Bellevue, Washington	Archbold, Ohio	Stryker, Oho
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Mv name is	I was born in the year	in the county of
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1. Name
The names of
my children
4. Name
are:
.
(year & county of birth)
(year
&
county of
birth)
2. Name
5. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year
&
county of
birth)
3. Name
6. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year
county of
-
birth)
Mv Nafzger parent’s
County of birth
County of marriage
(If desceased) Year
name(father or mother) married(name
is
of spouse)
County of Residence Place of burial
in
the
in
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the year
—
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-
-
of burial
Brothers and Sisters of my Nafzger parent (mother or father)
1.	Name	4. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year &
county of birth)
2.	Name	5. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year &
county of birth)
3.	Name	6. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year &
county of birth)
My Nafzger grandparent’s name is
County of Birth	of spouse)
County of marriage	S	County of residence
(if desceased) Year of burial	Place of burial
in
in
the year the year
.
Brothers and Sisters of my Nafzger grandparent:
1.	Name	4. Name
(year & county of birth)
(year &
county of birth)
2.	Name	5. Name
oar & county of birth)
.
(year )
county of birth I
3.	Name	6. Name
(year & county of birth)
county ot birth)
(year &
My Nafzger great grandparent’s name is
County of birth	of spouse)
County of marriage	County of residence
(if deceased) Year of burial	Place of burial
in in
the year the yenr
You can contact the family historian by writing. (name and address of historian)
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VOL. III, No. 1	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	JANUARY 2, 1975
LE TT ERS
SAMUEL AND SUSAN NA	There is no doubt that you are
tracking a very substantial Noff—	Our family line insiets they
(KR UMRINE)NOF FSINGER	singer line of which we Nafzgers	had no other relatives in the
I can appreciate the work and	have little information. If )	area. The father was Chr’stian
dedication it takes to turn out	succeed in figuring the early	(1808—1881)Naffziger who married
the tfz i: be—	relationship of this line we have	‘Tagdalena Nafiziger (1810—1885).
cause I am just about to begin	thousands of names that can be	Both are buried at the Union Cern—
final t\’ping of my book on the	added to the later generations.	tcry north of Washington, lilt—
Crumrine—Krumrine family for pub—	One of the problems if the con	nois. His children were Len,,
licatiofl.	fusion which exists over the	Nafziger, wife of Valentine Naff—
I wonder 11 you would put some—	Noffsinger—Nyceswanger names. I	ziger, Katherine N;ifziger, wife
thing in your next News to help	believe that they ire two sep—	of .loseph Sommer and John who
me locate the descendants of Sam—	arate family names which have	married Catherine Bachman. Also
net and Susinna (Krumrine) N11	beon mi through marriage but	buried at Union Cemetery ,re
singer.! 1 track of them when	not to be used as one in research,	their children, ‘ter, Chris. Toe
they sold their land in Green Co.	It is possible the author of	John, Elizabeth, Lena, Ben
Pa. in 1806. They sold this land	Ten Mile Country may have con—	Anna and Martha. Most of them
to Peter hock. They also sold	fused the two names on page 31	are buried at Union except for
another piece of land to Isaac -	and page 32.	Joe who is buried in the Glen
Weaver. ‘	The possibilities are good that	Dale Cemetery in Washington and
I cannot find out where they	this family line will connect to	Lena who is buried in Ontario,
went from here. \ccording to How—	Rudolph as soon as the facts have	California.
ard Leckey’s TilE TENrMILLE COUNTRY	been collected and pieced to—
AND ITS PIUNI:ER FAMILIES”, three	gether.	ROSE NOFSINGER
Nvswaners were pioneers in the	You may be interested to know	Eureka, Illinois
lenmile Country—Samuel, John and	that Susannah Niswonger’s, who	Editor’s Note
Christi Creek was the	married Michael Crumrine, mother	There are times when you must
place of settlement of Christian	was Ann Noffsinger of Frederick	think we are rather slow with
who died in Ohio County,1 Va.	County, Maryland. Ann Noffsinger	names because we originally had
Samuel was the one mentioned	was the daughter of John and	your Christian mixed with another
above. John had twelve children	Mary Noffsinger of Frederick,	Nafzger line. I would ask you
one of whom was Susannah who mar—	County. They settled in Washing—	to consider this possibility
ned Michael Crumrine and later	ton County, Pennsylvania after	for determining the parents of
settled in Darke County, Ohio.	their marriage in 1780. Apparen—	Christian. His birthdate, 1808
(next to Montgomery County,Ohio)	tly, you have the list of their	checks with a son of Peter of
Some of the Noffsinger(NySWar	twelve children.	Groversheim. Could he have been
went to Montgomery County, Ohio.	May I suggest that you write to	a son of Peter of (;roversheim?
Enclosed is a contribution to—	Mrs.Shirley Neiswonger of Bealls—	I have checked the insnigration
ward your Newsletter.	ville, Ohio as she is in the pro—	lists in Boston, New York, Phil—
cess of tracing the Neiswonger	adelphia, Baltimore etc. and do
DOLORES C RUTHERFORD	families,	not know of any uncounted Christ—
Carmichel, California	We do not have any information	ian Nafziger entering the U. S.
on Samuel and Susanna(Krumrine)	is quite possible that he
Noffsinger. We hope our readers	entered the U.S. as a member of
I Note
will write to us with information another Nafzger family and was
______________________________________	on this family line,	not listed as head of a family.
Good luck on the tracing of this The second factor is that I have
line as they carry a most inter—	not heard of the whereabouts of
Enclosed is a check for sub—	eating heritage.	Christian’s descendants who was
scription for the News. Would
it be possible for me to receive	-	the son of Peter	of Groversheim.
all back copies of the News?	Our readers may	be interested
to know that It	was Christian’s
The family enjoyed having you at	Thank you for your letter of	son, John who	changed the spell—
our dinner in Valpe. We hope to	May 25th,—the information on the
see you and your wife again,	parents of my great(three times)	ing toNofsinger	and they re
present a very large line in the
grandmother, Esther (nafzinger)	midwest.
HAZEL NOSKER	Brant and the three back issues
Crystal Lake, Illinois	of the Nafzger Heritage News. En
_____________________	closed is a donation for print
ing and posta3e costs.	Editor’s Note
Joyce and I enjoyed our trip to	Also enclosed is information on
Grafton and was impressed with	my Nafsinger family line which	David is a descendant. vii the
the work of you and your daughter.	summarizes all the information I	Hochstetlers of Elkhart County,
Enclosed is a picture of my	have on this line at the present	Indiana and the Brants of Tuscar—
husband’s father, Jacob H Noff—	time.I will be happy to send you	awas County, Ohio. Two daughters
singer. This is an old one but	any Nafsinger information which	of Christian Nafsinger who settled
the clearest one that I have.	I receive in the future and	•	in Tuscarawas County in 1814 both
There are only one son and two	would appreciate it if you would	married Brants. The other two
daughters of the family still	let me know if and when you learn	daughters married Forneys.
living,	anything relating to my line. I	We are trying to determined the
We think the Heritage News is	also would be happy to exchange	parents of Christian Nafsinger
great	information with your other read—	who settled in Tuscarawas County.
Any help from our readers will
ers.
MRS. STANLEY B NOFFSINCER	be greatly appreciated.
Akron, Ohio	DAVID L COCANOWER
Phoenix, Arizona
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THE NAFZGER HER NEWS
VOL. III, No. 1	.IANUARY 2. 1975
MRS. WENGER WRITES:	LETTERS
Editor’s Note	-
Your suggestion is a good one.	i note your reply to 1rs. Paul	I was really thrilled to find
We rave checked records in Wash—	Noffsinger of Weilman, Iowa con—	you had moved to work on my hus—
ington County but could not locate	cerning your inability to locate	band’s generation. My husband,
mv indication that Rudolph own—	Rudolph Nafzger after he located	Henry was the youngest of the
ed 1,mnd in the arca. Quite by	in the Li. S. in 1749. Mrs. Noff—	seven children to grow to adult—
accident we found that a Rudolph	singer’s husband was my cousin,	hood of the children of Peter J.
Nafzger, widower and Susanna Ker—	In “History of the Nafzger	Nofziger. Jr. He was the first
nm, widow were married at Fred—	Family in America by Mrs. Glea	to pass away in 1964.All of them
crick, Maryland according to the	Brown Richer, she is unable to	spelled their name Nofziger.
Evangelical Luthcrn Church rec—	state exactly where Rudolph went	of them lived in the Arch—
cords in l78 We believe this	after he landed in Philadelphia.	bold, Ohio vicinty. Enclosed
could be our Rudolph who entered	Neither does she know where he	is the corrected material on this
Ihe 1.S. in 1749. The same rec—	died and is buried. She says	line.
cords indicate that John Nisewon—	“from records on file in Wash—	There is a plat of land In i
ger married \nn Noffsiflger in	ington county,Pa. there is proof	city of Bryan in the northwest
1780 and they later settled in	that sons of Rudolph has gone to	part called the Naftzger addition.
Washington County, Pa. There is	western Pennsylvania before the	The only information I could get
also a ‘latimias Noffsinger listed	Revolutionary War. In another	from the county recorder was that
a m witness to another Nafzger	place she mentions ‘the town of	it dated back to 1854. I should
marriage. Thus, the problem is	Frederick, or Fredericktown,	be able to find the first names,
that if this is Rudolph who en—	Washington County, was surveyed	dates, etc later. Enclosed is
tered in 1749, did he have a	and laid out in 1790 and among	my check to help with expenses.
son or grandson named Mathias	the first purchasers of lots in
md a daughter r grandaughter	Frederick were Peter and And—	DORIS N. NOFZIGER
‘ Ann? This is possible be—	drew Noffsingers, sons of Rud—	Bryan, Ohio
cause there are two children	olph.
listed in Mrs. Richer’s publl	It is quite possible that you	______________________
cation but names are not known,	should have been looking in the
If this assumption could be sub—	area of Frederick,Pa,instead of
stantiated with some official doc—	Frederick, Maryland. I do not
uments, the rest of the story	know if there is still a town by
will go together fast because we	than name. We are certain that
have a good list of children of	our ancestors went first from	I have been worki on Erie Jonn
Mathias and Ann. This would	Washington County, Pa. to Knox	Jacob Nofsker line for you. As
mean that the entire family of	County, Ohio and thence to Iowa.	I have said before, I am the dau—
Rudolph could be identified and	am interested on Page one to	ghter of Jacob Emanuel Nofsker,
eventually traced.	find that A Mrs. Stanley Noff—	I notice in your listing you have
singer and her daughter Joyce of	my mother listed as Emeline Nofs—
Akron had called on you. Will	ker, which should be Amelia Bar—
you be so kind as to send me	bara. I will send you the full
their home address on the en—	family tree as soon as I make a
few more visits to some of the
closed card.
Enclosed find a donation as a	direct heirs living in this area.
token of ray appreciation for	MRS. MILO E WENGER	I have the Jacob Emanuel Nofeker
the difficult and splendid work	Scranton, Pennsylvania	listing about finished and am now
you are doing with the Nafzger	working on descendants of Sarah
Heritage News	who married a Hoover. There are
descendants of her family line
ROGER NAFTZGER	stilling living in this area.
Toledo, Ohio
MRS. E. E. MCINTIRE
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
I am enclosing a check for the	Thank you for copies of the
Heritage News which we have en—	Nafzger Heritage News. My mother	__________________________
joyed. Our family line traces	was Barbara Ann Litwiller, who
to John a Nafziger, one of the	was the daughter of Peter J Naf—
two brothers to arrive in Amer—	ziger and her mother was Magda—	I really enjoyed the last issue
ican in Vol I, No. 2. I am enclos—	lena Nafziger, daughter of Peter	of the Heritage News. I am keep
ing a complete chart listing	Nafziger, step—son of Peter of	ing all of them n book form for
Simon’s brothers and sisters in	Groversheim.	my children and grandchildren.
order of age.	My husband John”s mother was	I had no idea that there were so
Carroll Nafziger, who tells us	Barbara Nafziger who married	many Nafzgers. Fifty years ago
he has had personal contact with	Christian Kauffmann. Enclosed	there were only two Nafzgers in
you is from the same Nafziger an—	find a donation for your effort	the telephone directory in Col—
cestry as you can see by the	and keep up the good work.	umbus. The new directory lists
chart. His grandfather, Daniel,	17 Nafzgers. Enclosed is my do—
is a brother of Simon’s father,	JOHN AND ALMA KAUFFMANN	nation for expenses. Lots of
Christian B Nafziger.	Hopedale, Illinois	luck to Kathy who is entering
We will be looking forward to	college and much luck to the
Editor’s Note
further copies of the	Heritage News
Another Nafzger family related
SIMON S NAFZIGER	to two separate lines and also	Mrs. C. E. NAFZGER
Minier, Illinois	some sort of double cousins.	Columbus, Ohio
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1st.	Generation	—	—
1st.	Generation
2nd. Generatio_fl
CHRISTIAN NAI’Z(ER MARGARET NAFZGER ZACIIARIUS N\FZCER HANS NAFZCER 1LF N.\FZGER ‘li;LCHIOR NAFZGER vI:REN.\ NAF7.CER i..\TH I .•\S N.\FZGER
3rd. Generation
BENEDICHT NAFZGER CHRISTIAN NAFZGER
.JOHANNES NAFZGER ANNA NAFZGER
MELCHIOR NAFZGER
PETER NAFZGER
AHNS NAFZGER
4th.	Generation
SIC ISMOND NAFZGER
ROSINA NAFZGER
JACOk N.\FZGER
HANS NAFZCER
•t	Generati on
JACOB NAFZGER
PETER NAFZGER
(:FIRISTI\N NAFZGER
MARIA NAFZCER
N NAFZGER
IACDALENA NAFZGER
T NAFZGER
8th.	Generation
GOTTLIED NAFZGER
GOTTFRED NAFZCER
JOHN HANS NAFZGER
ANNA(NAUZGER)KUNDERT
KATHERINE(NAFZGER)KUENG
IARY(NAFZGER)I
SAMUEL NAFZGER
6th.	Generation	7th.	Generation
DANIEL N\IZGER
JOHANNES NAFZGER
9th.	Generation
SA> NAFZCER	ARTHUR NAFZGER
FRED NAFZGER	MARGARET(NAFZGER)If
FRED KUNDERT	ESTER(NAFZGER)SPRINGER
HERMAN KUNDERT	PAUL NAFZGER
LILLIAN(KIJNDERT)NAFZGER	LILY(NAFZCER)KURGLER
ADA KUNDERT	RALPH NAFZGER
WILLIAM KUENG	WILLIAM NAFZGER
JOHN HALEN	FRED NAFZGER
FRED HALEN	DANIEL NAFZGER
ERNEST NAFZGER
10th.	Ge neratlon	MELC HIOR NA FZGER
JUANITA (NAFZGER)TI4OMAS
HARRY THOMAS	ELLEN J NAFZGER	L1NDA(NAFZGER)DENNIS
ARt;ACEr THOMAS	EDWARD E NAFZGER	CHERRIE(NAFZGER)MILLER
CONNIE THOMAS	DENNIS NAFZGE	DAVID NAFZGER
WAYNE WOOLSEY	K KURGLER	DANNA(NAFZGER)WOOLSEY
CARLA WOOLSEY	DAVID KRUGLER	SUE(SPRINGER)BARBIAN
STEPHANIE BARBIAN	RUTH KRUGLER	LA(SPRINGER)sK
ANDREA BARBIAN	BETH KURCLER	DONALD NAFZGER
HOPE BARBIAN	SAMUEL NAFZGER	CAROL NAFZGER
TALITHA BARBIAN	CARROLL W NAFZGER	NAFZGER
JON SKOV	SYLVIMNAFZGERFOY	PAUL KRUGLER
KAI SKOV	LARRY D NAFZGER	CURTIS NAFZGER
WADE NAFZGER	ROBERT NAFZGER	RICH NAFZGER
JANA NAFZGER	WILLIS NAFZGER	KELLEY NAFZGER
JEFF NAFZGER	DANIEL A NAFZGER	KRISTIN A NAFZGER
PAMELA NAFZGER	SAMUEL L NAFZGER	Heidi J NAFZGER
I)ONNA(NAFZGER)DAHL	FRED NAFZGER	BRETT R FOY
JANE NAFZGER	WALTER NAFZGER	CAROL S JOGREN
BARBARA NAFZGER	LEONA(NAFZGER)DIENINGER	KENNETH S SJOGREN
DANIEL F NAFZGER	THERINE SJOCREN
PAUL C NAFZGER
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