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Vol III, No.2	120 EDGEWOOD DRIVE GRAFTON, OHIO - 44044	March 1, 1975
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ILLINOIS NAFFZIGERS ENTER THE U.S.A. IN 1826
The early history of Peter Naffziqer of Groversheim, Germany, the featured Nafzcjer in this issue of the News, is difficult to write about because of so many unanswered back qii JC can begin by noting that No Nafzger entered the United States for seventy-four years from 1752 t:o 1826 for some unexplained reason. When theydid finally beqin to enter once a usually oritered at New Orleans or New York rather than Philadelphia and they settled in parts of the New or1d other than the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. The beginninq of the entry of Nafzgers atter the 75 year lapse was spearheaded by Christian Nafziqer. We have reprinted a story on paqes 3 and 4 which explains how this emmiqration came about Our featured Naffziger was one of the group of
ermans headed by Christian Nafziger. Peter Naffziqer is of considerable importance to the develop-- ment of the Nafzger heritage because it may well represent the beginning of the Mennonite settlement in Illinois which is an important one yet today. Actually, it would appear the beginning of the Illinois settlement was spearheaded by his son, Peter(1739—1885), who was known as Peter,”the Apostle was a great traveler and is known for bringing the Gospel to other Mennonite settlements in the United States. Peter Naffziger of Groversheim was married four times. Maiden name of his first wife was Fisher and it would appear that no children were born of this marriage. Maiden name of his sec— ond wife was Miller and Peter(the Apostle), Magdalena, Eliza beth, Joanna, and Jacob were born of this marriage. His third wife was a widow by the name of Nafziger, who had a son named Peter and a daughter Katherine. His fourth wife was a Beck and there are no descendants of this marriage. Peter died around 1800 and his widow married Valentine Naffziger in 1804. Valentine and Elizabeth were born of widow Naffziger and Va? entine Naffziger.
It was Valentine and his wife and the children of Peter of Groversheim who joined the party of Christian Nafziger to jour— ney to Canada in 1826. It was the same Naffziger group that traveled first to Butler County, Ohio and onto the Congerville area of Illinois to settle after about three years in Canada.
Descendants are difficult to trace and identify because of the tangled relationships of several family lines so our list found elsewhere in this issue of the News is rather incomplete. We hope our Nafzger readers will begin immediately to update this family line and help identify descendants now living thr oughout the United States.
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Editor’s Note - It would appear to me that Peter, the Apostle sailed on ship “ and landed in Philadelphia in 1826 The following Naffzigers were on the ship.
Barbara Naffziger .six years old
Catherine Naffzier fourteen years old
Barbara Naffziger thirty years old
Christian Naffziger fifty years old
Christian Naffziger twelve years old
Jacobina Naffziger forty two years old
Johannas Naffziger nineteen years old
Johanna Naffziger nine years old
Joseph Naffziger seven years old
Magdalena Naffziger eight years old
Maria Naffziger forty five years old
Peter Naffziger two years old
Peter Naffziger thirty eight years old
It must be remembered that passenger lists usually only re— corded the head of the family. Just why this group is listed differently is not clear. However, we can identify Peter, 38 years and his wife Barbara,30 years; Daughter Barbara, 6 years son John, 19 years; and son Peter, two years of our featured
family in this issue of the News. Daughter Catherine was born at sea but no notation was made of this birth on the passenger list. The foregoing list of Naffzigers were headed for Canada. The names are very diffiult to read and may have been spelled somewhat differently than they appear in this article. We have a small quiz for our readers. Can any of our readers identify the other Naffzigers on the above list?
I am looking forward to your feature story on Peter of Grover— sheim, Apostle Peter Naffziger is my great—great grandfather. I visit his lonely grave often and it concerns me that no one is bur— ied near him. I am enclosing a colored photo of his stone so that you may see what it says. I be— lieve the records are incorrect in saying he was born in 1787 but rather it would be 1789. Also, so many write—ups say he died on Sept 16 but the stone says the 15. I hope someone has found the name of the ship Apostle Peter was on to come to Canada. I hope you have the birthdates and spouses for the other children of Peter
Enclosed is a check for sub— scription to the News. I enjoy every issue and am saving them all. Please change my address. Merry Christmas and a Happy Pros- erous New Year to you and your family.
Mrs. Vera M Root, Carlock, Illinois
We receive too many letters to pub— lish them all in this issue of the
We will make an attempt to publish as many as we can in the next issue of the News — — Sorry!
Vol III, No, 2	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	March 1, 1975
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SUBSCRIBE THENEWS NOW! I
The Nafzger Heritage News will be published on a subscription basis. It will be mailed quarterly; January, March, July, and Septem— ber. All donations of the past will be ap plied to the subscription on a pro-rated
basis. Subscription price is five dollars ($5.00) a year. Subscribe for the News now.
On a recent visit to Fulton County, Ohio, I was afforded some extra special treatment by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nofziger, who is a des— cendant of Valentine Nafziger. They were wait— ing for my arrival to take me on a tour of the community, wanted to take off from work for additional tours the next day and a host of gratuities that must make them a leading can- didate as the “most gracious host”. I am
grateful for their generosity but it is a good time to remind our readers that anytime we visit an area, we do not expect such gracious
treatment.Just the opportunity to stop in and say “hello” and to meet a Nafzger kin is re— ward enough and no other treatment need to considered. We recognize that all of us are busy working Nafzgers trying to make a living and any disruption of this schedule by me would be an imposition. In Fulton County, I had a great time visiting with Harold and Harley Nofziger.
Our readers may be interested to know that Harley Nofziger and Clair E Naftzger met on December 14th at Archbold,Ohio to discuss the idea of compiling, collecting and creating a joint publication titled “ Fulton County Nafzgers The publication would include three Nafzger lines that settled in Fulton County. The three lines would include descendants of JOHANNES VALENTINE(whO settled in Wayne Cou nty and most of his children moved to Fulton cQunty) and CHRlSTlANwhosechildren settled first in Wayne County and later rñoved to Ful ton County. Our initial visit to the Fulton County courthouse revealed that the project should be quite involved and extensive be— cause records would indicate that around the turn of the century, three fourths of the peo— pIe filing for marriages and births were Nof zigers—Nafzigers. It would appear that Ful ton County may well represent the heaviest concentration of Nafzgers in the entire United States at one time.
Recent visitors in the Naftzger home at Grafton were the Coopers of East Gary, mdi- ana and Harold Nofziger of Archbold, Ohio.
Mrs. Cooper is a descendant of George
Nofsker who is one of the five brothers tea- tured in the last issue of the News. The Noskers are making plans for their 1975 re union that will be held at Iroquois County, Illinois in July.
It would appear that quite a number of Nat z gers are fond of horses judging by some of the letters we receive. We have heard from a Nafziger from Canada who is a rodeo rider, another who used to be a publisher of a horse magazine and others who like horses just to ride as a past time. However, we believe we may have received the most unusual story of a Nafzger horsewomen in the mails recently. The letter is from Hazel Nosker of Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was frightened to death of horses until the age of 55 years when she decided to try riding and what do you know--- she likes it. Now she is the proud owner of of a registered thoroughbred officially named Tt Outrageious”and affectionaly called”Prince” She rides every day and enjoys every minute of
it. Hazel wishes she had started riding years ago as she writes that it is great relaxation after a day in the office. We are sure that people around Crystal Lake have long since declared that the 61 year old Mrs. Nosker who rides every day as the town’s most unusual horse lover in many a mile. And we are proud that she is a Nafzger.
The love for horses by Nafzger women does not end in Crystal Lake, Illinois as we are in receipt of another letter several years ago which projects this same love by another Nafzger woman in Scotia, New York.Mrs. Gladys Runner, a descendant of Jacob who entered in 1750, celebrated her 80th birthday in 1971 by tending to her 15 ponies.An article published in the Gazette at Scotia indicated that what- ever the reason, she has never been without a horse or pony. In fact, she has owned as many as 40 registered Shetland,Welsh and half Arabian ponies and several saddle horses at once. In addition to operating the Valleyvue Pony Farm north of Scotia, Mrs. Runner is a leader of the 4—H club. Mrs. Runner manages her pony farm with amazing energy and inde— pendence. She needs not glasses, can hear well and has a delightful sense of humor. She lives alone in a large farmhouse that was
built in 1763 and first became involved in 4—H club work 32 years ago. Mrs. Runner has had plenty of previous experience with young people.She has 19 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Her daughter, Mrs. Caryl Cooper, lives with her own family near Vallevue Farm. Two sons, Waldo and George are in California and a third son,Meredith(letter in this issue) lives in Colorado.
This same love for horses by Nafzger women extends to 18 year old Kathleen Naftzger who assists in the publishing of the News. She is the proud owner of a registered quarter horse named “Montoya Command” but affectionarely
called Monty and together- - -they have been re sponsible for decorating the Naftzger living room at 120 Edgewood, Grafton with numerous ribbons, trophies, and pictures from horse shows throughout northern Ohio.
C, E. Nsf Czger Publisher
Kathleen Naftzger Editor
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Marchi, 1975
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The following article is a reprint from the Beacon—Herald News which serves the Nafzigers living :in the Ont3rio area of Canada. We are grateful to the author, Stafford Johnston for researching the history of the early Nafz gers living In Canada and the Beacon—Herald for granting us permission tolpublish the article again. Also, we are indebted to Edward Nafziger of Waterloo Ontario Canada for forwarding the article to the Nafzger Herita News
Nafziger and Maitland are two plain names i_n these Queens Bush counties that do not at first look, seem to have much link between them. Nafziger is the Amish Mennonite church west of Poole in the south end of Mornington township. It is also the name of 11 famIlies listed in the Milverton telephone directory. Maitland,so far as people in Listowell, Brus— sels, Wingham and Goderich are concerned, is the name of the river that flows through each of those towns. At Goderich it is also the name of a golf course and a cemetery.
There was a day, 122 years ago, when Nafzi— per and Maitland talked together,and made a deal which has had its influence on the his- tory of these counties, through all the years since. At the time Nafziger talked to Mait land, in the year 1822, there was no Maitland River in these parts. The river was there, but it had the pleasant and muscial name of Mensctung, from the Huron Indian language. There was no Nafziger’s Church in Mornington, for the sufficient reason that in the year 1822 there were no people in Mornington nor other townships of Perth and Huron.
The Nafziger who spoke to Maitland in 1822 was Christian Nafziger a traveler from the Kingdom of Bavaria who had come to the New World to look for Land to which Mennonite people could migrate from Bavaria. The Mait land was Major-General Peregrine Maitland who was then the governor of the colony of Upper Canada. Their meeting—place was at the colon— ial capital, Toronto then a town of about 4,000 people.
Christian Nafziger had traveled a long way by a roundabout route,to arrive at the little Upper Canadain town of Tornonto, for his
appointment with Governor Maitland. From his home in southern Bavaria, he had made his way down the Rhine to Holland,and taken ship from Amsterdam, for the long sailing voyage to North America. The voyage was longer for him than for most, because the ship on which he got passage was bound for New Orleans. After he landed in Louisiana he made his way over— land up the full length of the United States, to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. There he was among friends of his own Mennonite faith and most of them descendants of Mennonites who had fled from the Rhine countries 100 years before,to escape religious persecution.
Christian Nafziger, arriving in Pennsyl vania in 1822, had the same errand as the earlier Mennonite arrivals had had, when they were moving from Europe to William Penn’s colony in the early l700s. Christian Nafziger was looking for a place where he, and his Mennonite neighbors in Bavaria, could live in peace. Bavaria had, for most of Christian Naf— ziger’s lifetime up to 1822, been in a posi tion much like that in which Canada would be i a war between the United States and Russia.
The Kingdom of Bavaria during all the years of the Napoleon Wars, was a small country, lying between France and Austria. When the French armies invaded Austria, Uioy marched through Bavaria to do it. When the Austrians attacked France, their armies in turn moved through southern Bavaria, marching 10 to 15 miles a day, and collecting food for the troops, hay and grain for the horses, where— ever they happened to be each night.
Over a period of years, the King of Bavaria tried all the possibilities. He joined the Austrians against the French; he joined the French against the Austrians; he tried spells of being neutral. For the Ordinary farming people of Bavaria,it all added up to much the same thing: their countryside was being used as a battleground. For the Mennonite people, there was an added problem. In their relig— ious belief, they took quite literally the words: “Thou shalt not kill,” and they did not want to be conscripted to anybody’s army, to fight anybody.
It was to find some way of escape from the dilemma of the Bavarian Mennonites, that Christian Nafziger made his long and devious journey to the established Mennonite settle— ments in Pennsylvania. When he got there, the Lancaster County people advised him to go on north to Canada and see the new settlements which were then being opened on the new wild— erness frontier west and north from Brantford. The third and fourth generations were farming the Mennonite lands in Pennsylvania. Land there had become scarce,and many young couples had already gone north to Canada, to pioneer in what are now the townships of Waterloo and Woolrich.
From the newly cleared Mennonite farms in the Blair—Preston area, Christian Nafziger ex— plored on westward through the unpeopled for— ests,and had a good look at the area which is now Wilmot township around New Hamburg. His next journey was to Toronto where he managed to get an interview with Governor Maitland, and an agreement to sell land in Wilmot to Mennonite settlers.
The deal, in brief, was that Mennonite fam— ilies Nafziger promised to bring from Bavaria would be alloted 200 acres each,of which they would get 50 acres free, if they bought 150 The land was sold at a low price but the new settlers would be required to help open the
area, by clearing, first of all, a two—rod strip across the front of each farm. Two rods cleared across the fronts of the lots, facing each other,provided a four—rod road allowance; at 16 1/2 feet to the rod, the arrangement set a pattern for the 66 foot road allowance which have been part of the fixed geography of this Queen’s Bush area ever since. Among the farms to which The Beacon Herald is re— gularly delivered,in 1958, are several thous— and farms which front on 66 foot roadways.
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LETTERS
Enclosed is a copy of my work sheet on Joseph Naftzger, born 1810 and Amelia Flower. Consid erable detail has been added since I sent you material about a year ago. You will see that I have little information about Joseph’s par- ents. How much data are known about the wives and children of John R.Naftzger, born in 1780.? Like all of your readers,we are impressed by how much you have been able to accomplish. I just discovered that we did not receive all of the current issues of the News. Enclosed is a check to do our part to help with the financ ing.I hope you can fill in the missing issues. Your program is large but it does a fine job of communication and building morale. Keep it
up.
MEREDITH RUNNER, Boulder, Colorado
Thank you for forwarding me a copy of Volume II, No I of the and a copy of the will of Christian Nofsinger(l77-80—l844) , Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Enclosed is a check to reimburse you for the cost of the copy and further do- nation toward printing and postable costs. If you have not done so already, please place me on you list. When you do the reprint of back issues next summer, I would appreciate
copies.
DAVID L COCANOWER, Phoenix, Arizona
Enclosed is an article that I thought you would find interesting. I certainly do enjoy the and letters from other Nafzgers.
Mrs. EARL NQFFSINGER, Oregon, Illinois.
Mrs. Noffsinger enclosed an article from the Messenger about Dr. John Noffsinger, 79 years, whose career began and ended with the Peace Corps. His initial “peace corps” assignment dates back to 1910 and work in the Phillipines. His final active work was with the Peace Corps from its inception in 1961 up to a few months before his death in the spring. He was a sen— ior counselor in the Peace Corps Office in Washingtion. 0. C.
The Noffsingers of Oregon are descendants of Martin Noffsinger, born in 1814, and married Matilda Henthorn(l8l4-l886.) We have been able to trace this line to Martin but cannot connect them to a Nafzger who entered the United States. They represent a very substantial line in the far west.
Enclosed is my check which will cover ex— penses for the News for next year. We are really enjoying the history of the family and wonder where we come in and what generation. If more information is needed on my side of the Nofskers, please let me know.
WILLIAM NOFSKER, Falls Church, Virginia.
One of the unexpected letters is one re— ceived from Mrs. Andrew Takacs who lives a few doors from the home of the publisher of the Heritage News It reads as follows:
Ever since our first meeting at the Brent— wood Lake picnic, I have wanted to ask you if you or your correspondants had any records of my ancestors, Elizabeth Nofsinger. My father had a lively,albeit, amateur interest in £ am— ily history and recorded such facts as he knew. I would like to expand and illustrate the record he left me but am quite a novice in the field of genealogy. I would greatly appreciate any information or suggestions yôci might offer. I have enclosed the information.
Mrs. ANDREW TAKACS, Grafton, Ohio
Editor’s Note: Mrs. Takacs is a descendant of Peter Nofsker who arrived in America in 1749. The ‘Elizabeth Nofsinger’ mentioned in her letter is a daughter of Joseph Nofsinger who married Mary Harshbarger and moved from Bote— tourt County, Virginia to Ladoga, Indiana. Joseph is a grandson of Peter. Elizabeth Nof— singer married Joshua Baker. I believe the Nofsingers from the Vernon County area of Wis— consin will be happy to know that we have heard from a descendant of the Bakers. We know that Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Eckert have been doing a fine job of keeping track of de scendants of this branch of the family.
Am enclosing a check for subscription. I still think that Nafzgers whether or not they send in material should be happy to pay the five dollars for yearly subscription just to read about their kin folks. It is really very interesting. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mrs. C. E. Nafzger, Columbus, Ohio
, - - - — Enclosed is a check for the Heritage News.
You already have the information on my line as my great grapdfather is John Nafziger who is to be featured in the September 1976 issue.
GLENN NAFZIGER, Washington , Illinois
Last week I called on a family in Altoona, Pa. by the name of Nofsker. Since my great grandmother’s maiden name was Nofsker, I was seeking some information on her family tree on the Nofsker side. This Nofsker family said they have been receiving your newsletter and they were pleased to read information about the family. I have been working on the family tree and have it on my great grandfather’s side. Please send me information as to the work you are doing and what arrangements are set for receiving the Nofsker Heritage News
In the spring I wrote to request back issues and before you could send them to me, I de— parted for California. We returned in May and the back issues were in our mailbox and had never been forwarded. I enjoy reading the but have not had time to digest and place
the various family lines. Your first issue cleared Merl’s family links which was a joy to me. Enclosed money for back issues and for 1975 issues. Thanks.
Rev. WILBUR E FETHER, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
EDNA KEIM CONR2 West Salem, Ohio
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Vol III, No. 2	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	March 1, 1975
LETT ERS
LETT ERS
Enclosed is an outline of what little we know of our family. Hope to send you more solid in- formation in the future. We are fortunate to have in our possession a solid walnut chest, made by gr-gr-cjrandfather Nafziger and brought from Pennsylvania in a covered wagon.We have been told it is over a 100 years old.We think the idea of a reunion is great. Thanks so much for sending us the previous issues. We have enjoyed reading them. Hope the enclosed donation will help keep the News running for awhile.
MRS. DONALD E NAFZIGER, Marquette Heights, Ill.
Editor’s Note — Please read letter from Mar— ion Nafziger of Standford, Illinois. His great grandfather and your grandfather would be the same person. You are cousins of some variation.
I can appreciate the dedication it takes to work on a project such as the News because I am just beginning to work on my Noffsinger line. I am wondering if you could put some— thing in your next issue that would be help- ful in my pursuit. I hope the information is of some use to you.
Mrs. W. DALE BROWN, Marietta, Ohio
We have found the Nafz gerHerita9eNew very interesting since we have been working on our family line. The photostated material taken from the book “History of the Nafzger Family in America contains some early information on our family line. We hope the enclosed material will be helpful in updating the Nafzger fam ilies. The enclosed donation is to help with the publication of the News. Please include my father, William H Naffziger on your mail- ing list.
DAVID NAFFZIGER, Midland, Michigan.
Editor Note; I am sorry but we could not con- nect your line as quickly as we had hoped.It may connect to Peter Naffziger who was born in Uterau, Germany. He was married to Pheobe Fischer in Germany. Peter died in Germany as did one of his sons and two daughters. Their children are Christian, Peter, Valentine, Catherine and Barbara. The surviving sons and the family of deceased Catherine emigrated to America. One of the children, Valentine who was born in 1805 is your paternal great— grandfather. Please correct us if this is not the right line. Perhaps, you could send the names of the marriage partners of your early ancestors as it helps us make identification to the proper line.
Editor’s Note — Mrs. Brown is a descendant of Matthais Noffsinger, born in Pennsylvania and died in 1808. He married Nancy Brill in Pa. who was a native of Virginia. He served in General Wayne’s Army.He settled in Belmont County, Ohio and is alleged to have crossed the frozen Ohio River in 1805. At one time, it was assumed that this Matthais was the son of Matthew(Mathias) of Berks County who landed in America in 1749. I think this has been proven to be incorrect. And he will not connect to Jacob who landed in the U. S. in 1750 according to his will. He would fit the age as being a son of Rudolph.Also, he could connect to Peter or Ulrich. We are quite certain that he must be one of the sons of the foregoing Nafzgers. Can any of our read— ers help with the connection and necessary documentation?
The January issue of the News was forwarded to me since I am in Flori the winter and as usual,I am enjoying it very much. How— ever,I discover you are sending two copies to my address. It is due to the city changed our house number from 1500 to 314 though it is the same house. You can save a copy and post— age if you will eliminate the 1500 address.
GLETHA MAE FISHER, Sebring, Florida.
Thanks for the Nafzger Heritage News I en- joy it very much and am enclosing information and data on my family line. The material should help update our family line.
ESTIL J NOFFSINGER, Carlisle, Kentucky
My family tree begins with Jacob Nafziger, born in Hesse—Darmstadt,Germany, 1800. He mar— ned Veronica Rockey and after her death, re— married in 1828 to her sister,Elizabeth. En— closed is a list of their children, grand- children, etc.
My dual Nafziger heritage begam with Peter and Pheobe Naffziger in Germany. Their child- ren were Christian, Peter, Valentine, Cather— me and Barbara. Christian married Barbara Stehley and they are the parents of 12 child- ren. The surviving children emigrated to America in 1853. 1 would appreciate addition- al information on the earliest Nafzgers in my heritage, especially Jacob who came to Amen— ca in 1847. Also, his brothers and sisters. In reference to Vol. II, Issue 3 of the News, on page 5, there is an inquiry about descend— ants of Robert and Frederick Nafzigen. A book “Portrait and Biographical Album of McLean County by Chapman Brothers, 1855, lists Jacob and Elizabeth Nafziger’s children as Cather me, who married Christian Nafziger, Henry, our subject; Peter and Frederick, deceased and Eliza, unmarried. Peter and Frederick possibly died young.
I would also like to know if anyone knows of my ancestors being listed in”Histony of the Nafzger Family in America” by Glea Brown Richer. Enclosed is my check for subscript- ion. Thanks.
MARION L NAFZIGER, Stanford, Illinois Editors Note - This is another Nafziger f am- ily line that intermarried withthe Peter Naffziger (of Uberau, Germany) of Kansas. We are sending the information we have under sep arate cover.
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THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
March 1, 1975
SECOND GENERATION
Widow Naffziger married in 1804 to Valentine Naffziger after the death of Peter of Groversheim
PETER NAFFZIGER
ELIZABETH NAFFZIGER	PETER NAFFZICER, JR.
SECOND GENERATION
Peter’s second wife had two children from a marriage to another Nafziger prior to her marriage to Peter
VALENTINE NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA NAFFZIGER	BARBARA NAFFZIGER
KATHERINE (NAFFZIGER) NAFFZIGER
ELIZABETH NAFFZIGER
JOANNA NAFFZIGER
JACOB NAFFZIGER
PETER NAFFZIGER
THIRD GENERATION
KATHERINE (NAFFZ IGER)HABECKER
JUL
ELIZA(NAFFZICER) OTTO
BERTHA(NAFFZ IGER) WiCKS
M1NNIE(NAFFZIGER) UNZICKER
AUGUST NAFFZIGER
ANELIA(NAFFZIGER)UNZICKER
VALENTINE NAFFZIGER
PETER NAFFZ1GER
CHRISTIAN NAFFZIGER
SUZANNA NAFFZIGER
ELIZABETH NAFFZIGER
JACOB NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA(NAFFZ IGER)NAFFZIGER
BARBARA(NAFFZIGER) SPRINGER
LIZETTA(NAFFZ IGER)NATFZIGER)
PETER 3 NAFFZIGER
ELIZABETH(NAFFZ IGER)GINGERICH
MAGDALENA(NAFFZ 1GER)B1RKEY
PHOEBE (NAFFZIGER) ROTH
KATHERINE(NAFFZ IGER) BAIJGHMAN
JOHN NAFFZIGER
BARBARA (NAFFZIGER)ENGEL
FERDINAND NAFFZIGER
ELIZABETH (NAFFZIGER) KISTLER
JACOB NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA(NAFFZIGER)KINSINGER
BARBARA (NAFFZIGER)OTTO
PHOEBE (NAFFZIGER) SCHEATLLER
PETER K NAFFZIGER
CATHERINE (NAFFZIGER) ZIMi€RNA
VALENTINE F NAFFZIGER
CHRISTIAN NAFFZIGER
JOHN NAFFZIGER
VALENTINE NAFFZIGER
FOURTH GENERATION
ANDREW KISTLER
CATHERINE KISTLER
JOSEPH KISTLER
BARBARA KISTLER
PETER KISTLER
MARY KISTLER
PHOEBE KISTLER
ELIZABETH E KISTLER
SUSAN KISTLER
LINDA A KISTLER
JOHN A KISTLER
JACOBINA OTTO
JOHN A OTTO
CHRISTIAN i: OTTO
JACOB V OTTO
CATHERINE OTTO
ELIZABETH OTTO
HELENA OTTO
MARY OTTO
ANNA OTTO
WILLIAM OTTO
LUCY OTTO
CATHARING (K1NZINGER) FREY
PETER KINZINGER
DANIEL KINZINGER
JACOB KINZINGER
CHRISTIAN W KINZ1NGER
PHOEBE (KINZINGER) STRUBHAR
CAROLINA(KINZINGER)KIRCHNER
AUGUST V KINZINGER
KILLIAN KINZINGER
BARBARA(KINZINGER) ZOOK
JOSEPH NAFFZIGER
DANIEL PETER NAFFZIGER
BARBARA(NAFFZIGER)LITWILLER
EMMA(NAFFZIGER)HIESER
JOHN ROTh
LYDIA(ROTH)KRTJG
DANIEL P ROTH
WILLIAM ROTH
JACOB ROTH
PETER ROTH
EMMA(ROTH) SCHERTZ
ELLA (ROTH)KLOPFEN
AMELIA ROTH
JOHN BAUGHNAN
JACOB BAUGUMAN
JOSEPH BAUGHNAN
ANNA(BAUGHNAN)MCNICKEN
DANIEL BAUGHMAN
ALPHA BAUGHMAN
SAMLJAL BAUGHMAN
LYDIA BAUCHMAN
FRANK BAUGHMAN
PETER BAUGHMAN
LEWIS BAUGHNAN
AUGUST SCHEATTLER
CHRISTIAN SCHEATTLER
MARIE SCHEATTLER
CAROLINE SCHEATTLER
E SCREATTL-ER
HELEN SCHEATTLER
ABLERT SCHEATTLER
FREDERICK SCHEATTLER
EMMA CATHERINE NAFFZIGER
BENJAMIN NAFFZIGER
ANNA NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA NAFFZIGER
BERTHA (NAFFZIGER)GUTH
AUGUST NAPFZIGER
ELLA (NAFFZIGER)GUTH
CLARA (NAFFZIGER)GINGERICH
EMMA (NAFFZIGER)HEISER
KATHERINE ENGEL
PETER ENGEL
ALPHA ENGEL
. SAMUEL ENGEL
LEAH ENGEL
AMELIIA ENGEL
JOHN GINGRICH
JACOB GINGRICH
PHOEBE GINGRICH
BARBAR GINGRICH
ELIZABETh E GINGRICH
JOSEPH GINGRICH
ANN(GINGRICH) CAREER
EMMA (GINGRICH)NAFFSINGEA
JACOBINA(BIRKEY)AUGSPEROER
BARBARA(BIRKEY)Z
MAGDALENA BIRKEY
KATHERINE BIRKEY
ELIZABETH(BIRKEY)BACHMA
VALENTINE BIRKEY
JOHN W NAFFZIGER
JACOB NAFFZIGER
KATHERINE (NAFFZIGER)KAUFFMAN
HENRY NAFFZIGER
SAMUEL NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA HELENA(KINZINCER)GjJNDY
ANNA(KINZINGER)5C}W
WILHELMINA E NAFFZIGER
MARIE M NAFFZIGER
AUGUST JOHN NAFFZIGER
ENMA ANNA NAFZIGER
WILLIAM JACOB NAFFZIGER
BERTHA E (NAFFZIGER)AUGSBURGER
EDWARD H NAFFZIGER
ALBERT C NAFFZIGER
MENNO N NAFFZIGER
M ZIMMERMAN
KATHERINE ZIMMERMAN
BARBARA ZIMMERMAN
JACOB ZIMMERMAN
ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN
JOHN ZIMMERHAJ
LYDIA ZIMMERMAN
CHRISTIAN ZIMMERMAN
HANNAH ZIMMERMAN
JOSHUA ZIMMERi4
CALEB ZIMMERMAN
LEAR ZIMMERMAN
BARBARA NAFFZIGER
MARY NAFFZIGER
CATHERINE (NAFFZIGER)GARBER
PHOEBE NAFFZIGER
JOSEPH NAFFZIGER
ROSA (NAFFZIGER) EICHELBERG
SAMUEL E NAFFZIGER
ANNA(NAFFZIGER) WILDER
VALENTINE F NAFFZIGER
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HE NAFZGER
HERITAGE
NEWS	March 1, 1975
FIFTH GENERATION
ARTHUR SCHANTZ
CELESTA SCHANTZ
FLORENCE SCHANTZ
SADIE SCHANTZ
BESSIE NAFFZICER
L)YS (W1LtJER)GRISWOLD
ELVA NAFFZIGER
FREDERICK NAFFZIGER
KATHERINE NAFFZIGER
TDA(GERBER)WHALEY
META (C ERBER)SOMMERS
TILLIE (GERBER) KORLER
FLORENCE (GERBER) STOCKTON
ANNA GERBER
ALPHIA PETER NAFFZIGER
REUBEN JOHN NAFFZIGER
JESSE DAVID NAFFZIGER
ELMI RA(NAFFZIGER) OYER
FANNIE (NAFFZIGER)BIRKY
LEAR (NAFFZIGER)SPRINGER
LEVI W NAFFZIGER
MAGDALENA NAFFZIGER
JOSEPH PETER NAFFZIGER
WILLIAM ELMER NAFFZIGER
OSCAR OTTO NAFFZIGER
ADIMA (NAFFZIGER) OSWALD
ELIZABETH (NAFFZIGER)MILLER
DANIEL PETER KAUFNANN
BARBARA (KAUFMANN) DONALSON
JOSEPH CHRISTIAN KAUFNANN
JESSE STRUBHAR
VERNON STR1JBHAR
MABEL KIRCHNER
OSCAR KIRCHNER
CARL KIRCHNER
MARIE KIRCHNER
VIRGINIA KIRCHNER
LEONARD KINZINGER
LLOYD KINZINGER
AUGUST KINZINGER
ELVIE KINZINGER
GRACE ZOOK
DILLARD ZOOK
LEON ZOOK
JOY ZOOK
LINA EMMA LUNDY
ALBERT S GL
MARY C GUNDY
BERTHA B GUNDY
JOHN A GUNDY
GEORGE I GUNDY
PHOEBE(GUNDy) SAKENILLER
MAUDE E GUNDY
LUCY P GUNDY
JACOB L GUNDY
- JESSIE C GUNDY
BENJAMIN JOHN KAUFMANN
ELIZABETH KAUFFMAN
SIMON ANDREW KAUFNANN
HENRY DAVID KAUFMANN
AMELIA(NAFFZIGER) ODLE
OTILLIA(NAFFZ IGER)POLLMAN
ELLA NAFFZIGER
ERWIN NAFFZIGER
BARBARA (NAFFZIGER) WETTER
ALMA(NAFFZIGER) HICKS
EDNA(NAFFZ IGER) ERNSBERGER
CLARA NAFFZIGER
PETER NAFFZIGER
LENA(NAFFZIGER) SMITH
WILLIAM B NAFFZIGER
MAMIE(NAFFZIGER) BLAKE
ANNA(NAFFZIGER) KAISER
EDWARD NAFFZIGER
MARIE(NAFFZIGER) SCHULTZ
BERTHA(NAFFZIGER) WOOD
HILDA(NAFFZ IGER) HAMMOND
MARIE (NAFFZIGER)HEISER
EDNA (LITWILLER) THOMPSON
ELMA(LITWILLER)KAUFFMANN
MARIE(LITWILLER) SlITTER
LEONARD (LITWILLER)YORDY
MABEL(LITWILLER) ZEHR
JOHN PETER LITWILLER
ERNA(LITWILLER)NAFFZIGER
OTILDA(OTTO)NAFZIGER
RANONA M NAFFZIGER
RALPH EARL NAFFZIGER
JOHN ARTHUR NAFFZIGER
ALBERTA F NAFFZIGER
GLADYS P NAFFZIGER
ROTHER NAFFZIGER
ALICE NAFFZIGER
CLARENCE NAFFZIGER
RUTH NAFFZIGER
THEODORE FREY
IDA FREY
WESLEY FREY
EDWARD FREY
FREDERICK FREY
CATHERINE FREY
OTTO KINZINGER
LOUISA IINZINGER
ELLA KINZINGER
ROSA KINZINGER
ARTHUR KINZINGER
ROY KINZINGER
PHOEBE KINZINGER
CAROLINA KINZINGER
EMMA KINZINGER
JOHN KINZINGER
JESSE KINZINGER
EDWARD KINZINGER
ORPHELIA KINZINGER
VINA KINZINGER
SIXTH GENERATION
ELTON N OSWALD RALPH OSWALD
- HOWARD MILLER
ORVILLE MILLER
CLAYTON MILLER
WAYNE MILLER
LAURA (NAFFZIGER)MUSSELI4AN
LESLIE NAFFZIGER
LOLA(NAFFZIGER) BAHLS
LUCILLE NAFFZIGER
VERNON C NAFFZIGER
VICTOR J NAFFZIGER
VILAS J OYER
VERLE C OYER
LETA(OYER) EICHELBERGER
ARNEITTA(BIRKEY) BIRKEY
WILBERT J BIRKEY
WAYNE C BIRKEY
GENEVA (BIRKY)GOOD
BETTY (BIRKY)ZEIIR
ROBERT SPRINGER
PAUL V SPRINGER
WILFRED T SPRINGER
IRENE (SPRINGER)BECKLERY
MYRON S SPRINGER
MERLE E SPRINGER
DOROTHEA(KAUFMANN) HORTON
JOSEPH B KAUFMANN
MARY (KAUFMANN)METTEY
ROBERT H KAUFMANN
WENDALL E KAUFNANN
HENRY DONALSON
CLARENCE DONALSON
FRED W DONALSON
ERNEST DONALSON
WILLIAM DONALSON
ROY DONALSON
PAUL DONALSON
MARLOW W KAUVMANN
PATRICIA(KAUFMANN) BRIGHT
EDWEIDYNE(KAUFMANN)NIZZIE
EVERETT KAUFNANN
ELDRED KAUFMANN
GENEVA(KAUFMANN) SHELTON
JOTANNA(KAUFMANN) GARDNER
HARLAND A KAUFMANN
LOIS KAUFMANN
JAMES J KAUFMANN
WENDELL C KAUFNANN
ESTHER V KAUFMANN
NAOMI (KAUFNANN)HOLMGREN
EUGENE KAUFMANN
MYRA KAUFMANN
MARILYN (KAUFMANN) EDWARD
J. VIOLETTE KAUFNANN
HOWARD N KA
RUTH(KAUFFMANN)KING
GLENN E KAUFMANN
DAVID V KAUFMANN
HAROLD E KAUFMANN
MAURICE J KAUFNANN
KATHERINE(KAUPMANN) BAUNAN
ELIZABETH(ODLE) ANDERSON
EDITH ODLE -
LESTER SCHWARTZ
REUBEN BRINGLE
NARY E NAFFZIGER
FLORE
C}JAR WITTER
ROBERT HICKS
WANDA HICKS
SHIRLEY (ERNSBERGER) PFIEFER
IAURA(ERNSBERGER) WARNER
RICHARD H NAFFZIGER
IMOGENE(NAFFZIGER)DOYLE
ROBERT NAFFZIGER
CLARA(NAFFZIGER) SCHULTZ
WAYNE NAFFZIGER
NINA(NAFFZIGER)MARTIN
ESTHER(NAFFZIGER) DENIGHT
CHARLES W NAFFZIGER
LYLE NAFEZIGER
DONALD D NAFFZIGER
NANCY (KAISER) HARDY
DONALD SMITH
WILLIAM BLAKE
ELIZABETH (BLAKE) CHANEY
ROBERT A BLAKE
HILDA (BLAKE)BUGGIA
JACK NAFFZIGER
DALE NAFFZIGER
DARVIN NAFFZIGER
MARY(NAFFZIGER)MARTIN
WILLIAM WOOD
RUTH WOOD
RICHARD WOOD
DONNA(HAMMOND) SHANON
MARY (HAMMOND) HUMPHERY
PATRICIA(HAIINOND)EDGECOMB
ROSEMARY (HEISER) WALLISH
GERALD HEISER
RUTh(HEISER)MEADE
BYRON NAFFZIGER
MARGARET (NAFFZIGER)BAUER
JOSEPH NAFFZIGER
CLARICE NAFFZIGER
ESThER NAFFZIGER
THELMA NAFFZIGER
KENNETH NAFFZIGER
ARTHUR NAFFZIGER
VERA(ROOT)
IVAN JOHN KAUFFMANN
MIRIAM B KAUFFMANN
PAGE SEVEN
WELDON AMOS KAUFFMANN
WARREN C KAUFFMANN
NADINE B KAUFFMANN , MERLE E KAUFFNANN
FLOYD D KAUFFNANN
NORMAN L KAUFFMANN
LYLE E SUTTER
FRANCIS N SETTER
MARLIN G SUTTER
ARLENE R LITWILLER
PHYLLIS N LITWILLER
NARGARET(LITWILLER)MAST
NARY (LITWILLER) STALTER
PAUL L LITWILLER
JOHN R ZEHR
LAVERN A ZEHR
NERWYN D LITWILLER
NORNA(LITWILLER)HENRICKS
WAYNE E LITWILLER
NARLENE(NAFZIGER)BIRKY
BARBARA(NAFZIGER)WYSE
JOHN L NAFZIGER
KEITH L NAFZIGER
SHIRLEY K NAFZIGER
KAREN(THOMPSON) BARON
PEARL(NAFZIGER) STUBBLEFIELD
HELEN NAFFZIGER)MORGAN
PAUL NAFFZIGER
LESLIE NAFFZIGER
MERLE NAFFZIGER
WILLIAM E NAFFZIGER
MILDRED (NAFFzIGER) CLAGG
THELMA(NAFFZIGER)WASSON
ERMA(NAPFZIGER) BILLINGSLY
VERLA(NAFFZIGER) SHAW
HOMER OSWALD
CLARENCE OSWALD
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SEVENTH GENERATION
THOMAS L SliTTER
JANE C SliTTER
MARY F SliTTER
DIANNE R SliTTER
SHARON J SliTTER
CARLA J SliTTER
CLARK C SliTTER
LIZANNE L SUTTER
JERRY D MAST
KEVIN J MAST
ARLAND R MAST
MICHAEL WAYNE STALTER
JANICE STALTER
CURTIS R STALTER
SHARON M STALTER
MELISSA A LITWILLER
TERRENCE GLENN LITWILLER
DOUGLAS L ZEUR
STEPHEN E ZEHR
LORI S LITWILLER
TIMOTHY 9 LITWILLER
CURTIS W HENRICKS
RICHARD A HENRICKS
.JULIES A HENRICKS
SCOTT D HENRICKS
STEVEN E HENRICKS
JENNY E LITWILLER
JEAN H LITWILLER
KARNEN K NAFZICER
JENNIFER J NAFZIGER
LORI A NAFZIGER
SCOTT K NAFZIGER
STEVEN P BARON
DAVIDE E BARON
AMY E BARON
JACKIE NAFFZIGER
ROBERT NAFFZIGER
JAMES NAFFZICER
PANLIE NAFFZIGER
KATHRYN CLACG
HEBERT W CLACG
WARD W WASSON
PAMELA I WASSON
CARL A WASSON
CHERYL L BILLINGSLY
HOWARD L BILLINGSLY
RODNEY B SILkW
CONNIE S SHAW
KENT MORGAI
NARY OSWALD
JOHN OSWALD
ALAN OSWALD
JUDITh OSWALD
PATR1 ANDERSON
MICHAEL ANDERSON
DONNA J SHANON
JAMES WOOD
VICKY L WOOD
KAREN S NAFFZIGER
JAMES NAFFZIGER
JAMES L BUGGIA
BARBARA BUGGIA
RONALD BUGGIA
GARY R BLAKE
KENNETH C BLAKE
WILLIAM F BLADE
ROBERT A BLAKE
DELORES HARDY
ANN M SMITH
SUE C SMITH
BETTY J SMITH
TERRY L NAFFZIGER
DIANNE K NAFFZIGER
PHYLLIS DENIGHT
JERRY DENIGHT
NANCY MARTIN
LINDA MARTIN
MARY A MARTIN
PATTY JO NAFPZIGER
SHIRLEY NAFFZIGER
SHARON NAFFZIGER
SANDRA S NAFFZIGER
STEPHEN C BADER
JEANNE NAFFZIGER
LLUCE A NAFFZIGER
PAUL E KAUFFMANN
JOHN C KAUFFMANN
JOEL D KAUFFMANN
MARY B KAUFFMANN
RUTH A KAUFFMANN
JAMES F KAUFFMANN
JOY B KAUFFMANN
JANE C KAUFFMANN
KAREN S KAUFFMANN
LYNN A KAUFFMANN
DOUGLAS C KAUFFNANN
DRUCE LKAUFFMANN
SONJA JO KAUPFNANN
DIANE M KAUFFMANN
HEIDI M KAUFFMANN
LEISA A KAUFFMAN
KAYSUTTER)KREIDER
DONALD L SUTTER
LAREN OSWALD
JAMES OSWALD
SUSAN OSWALD
CYNTHIA OSWALD
MARILYN MILLER
MYRNA MILLER
LARRY MILLER
ROLF MILLER
YOUVONNE MILLER
CHERYL J NAFFZIGER
GAYLE C NAFFZIGER
CRYSTAL F NAFFZIGER
DOYLE NAFFZIGER
JERRY S OYER
ANNA H OYER
HELEN H OYER
KENNETH R OYER
CURTIS (VERLE)OYER
GORDONVANCE OYER
DOUGLAS J EICHELBERGER
CYNTHIA N EICHELBERGER
JON L BIRKEY
MARK BIRKEY
SANDRA L BIRKY
LINDA L BIRKY
ROGERT J BIRKY
DENNIS D BIRKY
MERVIN R BIRKY
TAMARA K BIRKY
REBECCA L BIRKY
WILBERT D BIRKY
KEVIN 14 BIRKY
CURTIS L BIRKY
JULIA M BIRKY
ELIZABETH A BIRKY
CHRISTOPHER BIRKY
LEISA L GOOD
SCOTT R GOOD
ERIC A GOOD
TERRANCE D ZEHR
RANDALL L ZEHR
BRENT E ZEHR
RHONDA S ZEHR
RANDALL SPRINGER
JAN RENE SPRINGER
GREGORY SPRINGER
SUSAN E SPRINGER
BETH E SPRINGER
STAN LITTLER
LESLIE A SPRINGER
KAThLEEN N BECKLER
KENT LEROY BECKLER
CURTIS T HECKLER
SHERRIE J SPRINGER
ELLEN L SPRINGER
DEBORAH N SPRINGER
JULIE A SPRINGER
THERESA A SPRINGER
TIMOTHY E SPRINGER
NARY LOIS KAUFMAN
JOANN KAUFMANN
PAMELA L KAUFMANN
JOSEPH R METTEY
THOMAS R NETTEY
ANITA R METTEY
SHARON S KAUFMANN
ROBERT W KAUFMANN
DOROTHEA P HORTON
HOMER H HORTON
JUANITA L HORTON
DANIEL D HORTON
MYRA SUE KAUFMANN
STEPHEN R KAUFMANN
ALAN L KAUFMANN
WILLIAM B KAUFMANN
KRISTINE H KAUFMANN
KAREN E KAUFMANN
LINDA J KAUFNAHN
MARVIN L HOLMGREN
ALFREDA J HOLNGREN
SHARON B HOLMGREN
LARRY A HOLMGREN
DAVID L HOLMGREN
CAROLYN KAUFMANN
JEANNINE KAUFMANN
RICHARD KAUFMANN
KENNETH K EDWARDS
SUSAN K EDWARDS
ROSEMARY (STUBBLEFIELD) SCHERTZ
HELEN MUSSELMAN
LESLIE MIJSSELMAN
LOLA MUSSELMAN
LUCILLE NUSSELMAN
RONALD NAFFZIGER
ROYCE NAFFZIGER
DENNIS NAFFZIGER
LOREN DONALSON
CAROL DONALSON
EVELYN DONALSON
DEAN DONALSON
CAROLYN DONALSON
MICHAEL DONALSON
THOMAS W ROOT
RICHARD C ROOT
JAMES P ROOT
We do not have a very long list of 8th generation descendants of Peter Naffziger. Space does not per— mit the printing of the list in this issue of the News although we plan to do so in some futufe issue.
CONTRIBUTORS OF
SUBSTANTIAL NAFZGER
MATERIAL TO
THE NEWS
L
LAURA CLAPPER of
CARROLL NAFZIGER
Mansfield,
of Minier
Ohio MRS. JOHN D KING of
Illinois ARTHUR NAFZIGER of
Western
Hopedale
Springs,
Ill.nois
Illinois.
The Nafzger Heritage News will be published on a subscription basis during the 1975 year. Subscription price is five dollars($5.OO) for the year. The will be published quar terly - January, March, July, and September. If you have sent a donation to the News dur ing the past three years, you are entitled to a one year free subsciption
There are approximately fifty Nafzger families that did not receive their copy of the News. Perhaps, it was due to the mailing around the holidays that caused the problem but fifty copies were returned as having moved and left no forwarding address. Generally, there are about ten Nafzger families that will change address between mailings so it may be that some Nafzgers did not receive their copy even though they did not move and change address.
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LETTERS
LE TTE RS
I appreciated receiving the Heritage News I have enclosed some Nafsinger informatiàn and sources. Most of the information came from the Archives of the Lancaster Mennonite Confer— ence Society of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The archives, above address would appreciate the - and also back issues if you wish to enter them. Enclosed find check from myself and the Archives for subscription. Also, encLosed find a copy of the MIRROR,a folder giving ex planatiun concerning the Mennonite Historial Associates and a program of coming summer act— ivities. Presently, I am vice—president of the MHA. You are invited to come to our Lib rary and Archives. I hope we can meet soon.
C, J. KtJRTZ, Elverson, Pennsylvania.
We find the Nafzger Heritage News very in- teresting. Congratulations to you and Kath leen. May the enclosed donation help in your continued success of this fine endeaver.
A. WAYNE NAFTZINGER, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Enclosed is another contribution to the News. I enjoy it and hope it will continue would appreciate it if you would add my father, Winfred D Noffsinger of Harlem, Mont- ana to the mailing list. Also, my aunt, Mary White of Rochester, Minnesota would like to have a sample copy.
LOUIS R NOFFSINGER, Arlington, Virginia
Just a few lines to tell you how much we en— joy reading the News, I have every issue and look forward to reading the letters from Naf zgers scattered over the U.S.A. I am a 7th. generation descendants of Peter Nofsker who landed in 1849. Enclosed is my donation.
LEHMAN NOFFSINGER, Central City , Kentucky
I am sure you have a duplicate of this rec— ord, perhaps not all of it. I was surprised to find my note in print in the last issue. However, if anyone wishes to contact me, they will be unable to do so because you listed my address as Fallston, Missouri instead of Mary— land.
Also, I would like to straighten out if Peter : Nafzinger of Illbach,Germany, who died at sea
had a year old son at the time, also named Peter who became our progenitor. His son, Moses Eli is the father of Lewis M Nafzinger recently deceased. I thought this made Uncle Lewis the 3rd. generation descendant of the one who died at sea. Perhaps, I am counting wrong
MARTHA REED, Fallston, Maryland Editor’s Note — Thank you for the correction
of the state.The abbreviated MD looked like a MO on the letter we received—you can imagine what the error can do to a mailing list. Our lineup of your family line reads:Peter of Ill- bach(l), Peter, Jr(2), MOses(3), and Lewis(4). Usually, we begin to count from the one who entered the U.S. We appreciate the material on the Reed branch of the Breidenbaugh line.
Enclosed is check for subscription. Caroll Nafziger of Minier has already sent informa— tion on one part of my family line (Chris and John, two brothers) . I am also interested in Peter of Groversheim. Because Naffzigers mar- ned Naffzigers and Nafzigers married Naffzi gers, this line becomes difficult to trace. I am also related to this line. Enclosed is some information.
GENE NAFZIGER, Minier, Illinois.
Editor’s Note — It is a good time to point out that we were reluctant to feature this line at this time because of the lack of in— formation to clarify some mixed family lines. More information is coming in almost daily and we hope to have most of the mixed areas cleared in about another year.
We are happy to learn you are a descend— ant of Barbara Naffziger(l84l—l921)who marr ied Joseph Springer. We have little informa tion on this line so we are enclosing an in— formation sheet under separate cover.It will help to fill in a lot of missing data on this family line.
At this time, we would like to point out to our readers that we listed only the descend— ants of Peter until they reached a point where they crossed another Nafzger family line. We discovered that the Peter of Groversheim line crossed the Peter Naffziger line, of Uberau, Germany who married Pheobe Fischer and moved to Kansas many times. We will feature this line in another issue of the News
Enclosed please find my subscription.We en— joy reading the letters from different mem bers of the Nafziger families living through- out the U.S.A. and elsewhere.It is also quite interesting to learn more of the Nafziger heritage and something of the historical back- ground of which most of us had little know- ledge. We do appreciate the effort and time take by those of you who are tracing the Naf zigers.
GERTRUDE NAFZIGER BIRKY, Hopedale, Illinois.
I am a descendant of Rudolph, via John, Dan— iel, David and my father John Willard Nof f singer. I shall be much interested in the July issue of the News.
To keep alive some memories of the past, particularily for my grandchildren I have written a book; Echoes From The Past”. It has been recently published. Publicity pro-; is in the hands of the public relations man. I directed him to send a copy to you for re view.
It is strictly the story of my immediate family, living in an era of pioneer settle- ments where one ‘ or went without. There had been no advancement in changes un— til the automobile was introduced. If there is any way I can be of assistance in this momentous work in which you are undertaking, please let me know.
MRS. J. F. WHITE, Rochester, Minnesota
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