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VOL.	III,	No. 4	September	14,	1974
FIVE BROTHERS FROM PENNSYLVANIA
Five brothers, born arouad the 1800 period in Pennsylvania, account COMMENDATION for what appears to be the Nbffskers, Nofsker, and Nosker spelling •of
the name Nafzger. George Nofsker, born in 1797, married Catherine Fis— burne and moved to Coshockton County, Ohio, then later to Iroquois Cou— Education of another sort is nty, Illinois. He changed the spelling of his name from Nofsker to
being discovered at Goshen Co1 Nosker when he moved to Ohio. George is buried in Iroquois County, Ill• lege in Goshen, Indiana. Edu— inois. Another brother, John Jacob Nofsker was born in 1805, married cation of heritage. Margaret in 1827, and is buried at Newry, Pennsylvania. The third bro— We received a letter from the ther was born in 1808 and married Sophia Plottner in 1831. He resided
Mennonite Historical Library at at Center County, Pennsylvania and is buried in Blair County, Pennsyl— Goshen College explaining what vania. We have not accounted for the whereabouts of descendants of the had happened. other two brothers, William and Martin nor for the parents of the fain— At the request of the editor ily. We hope some of the readers to the News will supply us with the in-
of the Goshen College Record,one formation.
of the students, Mary Smucker, The family Bible is in the did some research on relation— posession f Larry Smith of Penn— ships among the faculty—student sylvania who is a direct descend— body. ant of John Jacob Nofsker. He
Her research revealed a has identified the children of noticeable group of relatives John as John Jr. Henry, George,
. interchanged to Sue and Randy Mary, Margaret, Jacob, William, Springer, Janice and Marcia Wen— Martha, Samuel, Sarah, and Jona— ger, and Karen and Audrey than. Richard Nofsker of Edin— Swartzendruber. The Springers burg, Pennsylvania (a descendant and Wengers are descended from of Emanuel Nofsker) identifies CHRISTIAN NAFZIGER who was fea— Emanuel’s children as John, Mary, tured in the second issue of the Julia, Elizabeth, Margaret, and News. Martin. The records at the Co— These, however, are not the shockton County courthouse re— only ones who represent the Naf— veal that the children of George zger heritage at Goshen College. are Samuel,Abed, Benjamin,Henry, It would appear that many other James, Catherine and George, The representatives of descendants five brothers would probably con— of Christian who have taken on nect to one of the early Nafzgera married names can be traced to
Goshen	when	more research has	Enclosed is a reprint of a pic—	who entered the United States in
ture I have of the five Nosker	the 1750 period.	Our inability
been completed.	brothers. I am not able to iden—	to identify the	parents of the
tify them individually with any five boys has stopped us from degree of accuracy but my grand— making a definite connection. mother had listed them on the ____________________ back of the picture as George,
A recent visitor to Grafton,	William, Martin, Manuel, and
Ohio to look over some of the	Jacob, but we cannot be sure if
work on the Nafzger heritage was	she listed them in order of seat—	Recently, the Naftzgers of the
Harold E Nofziger of Archbold,	ing arrangements on the photo.	Nafzger Heritage News attended
Ohio. We enjoyed our discussion	the Nosker family reunion near
of the many Nofziger—Nafzigers	LARRY SMITH, East Freedom, Penn.	Chicago held on July 13th. De—
living in the Fulton County area	___________________	scendants of Harley B. Nosker
of Ohio. In addition, Mr. Nofzi—	met for a wonderful chicken din—
ger was able to supply us with	Two visitors to the Naftzger	ner, some home movies of past
some missing information and help
home in Graf ton from Akron, Ohio meetings and a general discuss-
S us with some confusing lines of were Mrs. Stanley B Noffsinger ion of the heritage of their fain
Nofziger—Nafzigers. We hope Mr.	and daughter, Joyce.	They are	ily. Harley B Nosker is a direct
Nofziger will find time to stop	direct descendants (s.ixth and sev—	descendants of George Nofsker who
and visit with us again.
th)generation of Rudolph Nof f— is one of the five brothers fea— singer who entered the U.S. in tured in this issue of the
1749.
VOL III, No. 4	THE NA FZGER HERITAGE NEWS	September lI,	1974
COPIES OF BACK ISSUES
Each week, the News receives requests for past issues of the newsletter. We have exhausted our supply of extra Copies and must move towards redoing our plates for reprinting. We plan to do this next summer. We hope that Nafzgers requesting Copies will understand that time will not permit the printing of past issues when we are so busy try ing to take care of the business at hand of getting material to gether for the September issue
INSTANT NOBILITY?
INSTANT N•BILITY for $2.95 is an article written by Charles J Hos— tetter and published by the Elyria Chronicle Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. We teprinted the article without editing because it relates well to the problem of coats—of—arms for German names.
“Did you know the family name of Schoepfle now has an exclusive and particularly beautiful coat of arms?” the letter asked. “This may surprise you, since Schoepfle is an extremely rare name.”
The letter came to Otto Schoepfle, our board chairman, a couple of weeks ago. Coincidentally, it arrived the day after I had men tioned receiving such a letter last year.
You have to appr the background of the Schoepfle and Hostetter families to appreciate the humor of the “family coat— of—arms” bit.
The Hochstetlers——the name has a dozen variation now—were what I call “Austrain hillbillies.” The family apparently started in Switzerland, moved to Austria and couple other European countries because of religious problems,then emigrated to the United States. Because “Deutsch” is what Germans call themselves, they naturally became “Pennsylvania Dutch.”
Most of them have been farmers, and still are, although they’re scattered across the country and lot of us no longer follow the Amish faith.
Otto’s folks are of somewhat the same stock——farmers, with per haps a shoemaker or miller from time to time. Just honest folks working with their hands to wring a livelihood from the soil So the idea of a coat of arms for either o us is r&djculous.
As a matter of fact, the coat of arms is a fiction of someone’s imagination, perusal of our letters reveals.
The woman who wrote us apparently does research in family his tories. Running across a likely name, she throws in a little general information,then has soneone draw up the coat of arms for thclusion in a one page report —— all for $2.95.
We’ve had one of our heraldic artists create and interpret the Schoepfle coat of arms, exactly as the heralds of medieval times did it for the knights and nobleman” she wrote Otto.
It was good for a lugh, maybe it would be work the $2.95 to see what her idea of my family coat of arms should be.A plowhorse rampant on a field of corn, maybe?
EXTRA COPIES
A number of Nafzgers have writ ten the News to request that three or four copies of the News be sent to them for Sons or dau ghters, etc. The way the mail ing machine is set up to pass through a mailing machine, it is difficult to identify the ones who are to receive extra copies.
Thus, we would appreciate it if you would send the name and add ress to be included on our mail ing list. Because of the im personal nature of the machine we use to send the News to our readers, may we suggest that you do not request that a number of copies be sent t one address.
WHO IS IN CHARGE???
Keeping track of the records of approximately 30,000 Nafzgers is quite a task as material arrives at the News. This summer, the task will be handled by Kathleen Naftzger. Kathleen is 17 years and will enter Lorain County Com munity College to major in journalism in the fall.
Nafzgers writing to the News may wonder who takes care of their letters. The fact of the matter is that the chore is passed from Kathleen to Clair or the reverse, depending on who is the most pressed with their full— time jobat the time. Writers can direct their letters to either one and be reasonably assured that one of us will re cord the data, change of address or whatever needs to be done.
NATIONAL FAMILY REUNION
We explored the po* of a national reunion of Naf— zgers to be held at one or more locations in the United States. We found a reasonable amount of interest and believe that such an idea can be promoted to be come a success. However, the uncertainjtjes connected with travel (gas shortage) and the many problems associated with the arrangements of facilities for such a meeting for busy working people require us to ask Nafzgers throughout the U.S.to postpone this idea for a brief period of time. Hopefully, a few more years of getting to know each other through the newsletter will lead to such a meeting at some year in the not— too—distance future.
In the meantime, we would like Nafzgers to announce local reunions that will be held throughout the United States during 1975 or the 1976 bicen tennial year. Perhaps, other Nsfzgers would like to use their vacations to bec a visitor to the local family reunions. For example, there is an annulal meeting of the Canadian Nafzgers held each year. The Hopedale, Illinois Nafzigers meet each year in July and the Noskers a— around the Chicago met this year (reported in this issue of the News). Please do not send in announcements of your reun ions to the News unless you care to welcome other Nafzgers to it. This plan would make a good first step to a national reun ion which we could arrange later
on.
THE
NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
120 Edge wood Drive Grafton, Ohio
44()44
Publisher
Clair E Naftzger
Editor
Kathy Naftzger
-- PAGE TWO --
VOL Ill No 4	Septe mber 14, 1974
NAF ZIGER REUNIO N	— LETTERS--	-- LET TERS --
HELD IN HOPE DALE
I enjoy receiving the Heritage
The annual reunion of the	Enclosed is my check to help	News very much and appreciate
descendants of Daniel and Kath—	with costs and printing of the	all the work that it must in—
erine Schertz Nafziger will be	Nafzger Heritage News I look	volved. Keep It up——it’s great.
held July 21 at Hopedale, 111.	forward to each issue. Keep up	Enclosed information on our fam—
Through the years, the pre	the good work. The March 1974	ily line.
has traditionally choosen the	issue featured my family line.
location. It’s date has been	Thanks.	CHARLES AND CARLA NAFZIGER
set for the third Sunday in Ju—	West Burlington, Iowa
ly.	DALE M NOFSINGER
Carroll Nafziger of Minier,	Marietta, Georgia	Charles Is one of fourteen child—
Illinois supplied us with Some	ren born to Menno and Anna Nafzi—
background information.	ger.
Of the previous 24 meetings,	I was delighted to discover that
sixteen had been held at mem—	the Nafzger Heritage News exists.
ber’s homes, one at Idlewood	Congratulations on a fine and	A letter to let you know th.t I
Park in Morton, Illinois and Se—	interesting publication. I found	am receiving two copies of the
yen other times at Hopedale, 1l1	my father listed on page 10, Vol	publIcation. I am enclosing a
tools’ park. Last year it was	II, No. 1 — Emmett Noffsinger.	list of the Nafzger names found
held at the Hopedale Park.	I would be happy to pay for past	in a one year old Goshen,lndiana
Every year, there is a basket	copies of the Heritage News and	telephone directory.
dinner with the people bringing	to help furnish pertinent infor—	Your publication Is enjoyed very
in food and eating ic—cream in	nation to help keep records up—	much. I would think that any
mid—afternoon. There is a short	dated for our part of the Nof(f)	European angles or Information
business meeting and election of	singer family. Please enter my	to the name would be very Inter—
officers for the following year.	subscrip’ion and bill me.	esting. It would be nice to
The first seven years, there was	visit specific towns in Europe
a short entertaining program.	REV. PHILIP NOI	where my ancestors came from.
Now, renewing old acquaintances	Detroit, Michigan	My father was Christian Ralph
is entertainment enough.	Nafziger of Hopedale, Illinois.
In the late 20’s, 30’s and	He passed away in March, 1972.
40’s,the Mennonite people would	Correct us if we have the wrong
( • invite the family relations for	ett Noffsinger but according	D. LYNN NAFZIGER
Sunday dinners and visits. Ev—	to our records, he is a descend—	Coshen, Indiana
eryone went to church, ate, via—	ant of Peter who entered the U.S.
Ited, and played crocquet or	in 1749. His brothers and sis—	Lynn’s suggestion of the Europ—
baseball.	It was not on an or—	ean check of the name is a good
ters are: William(Bill), Ida,who
one. We have tried to pursue
ganized basis, but just a get—	married a Vincent, Eugene, John,	this aspect but with little re—
to—gether. By the 40’s, the fain—	Andrew, Ernest,Emmett, Claude,
iliea began to branch out to a	Myrtle who married a Gish, and	sults as yet. Most of the Nafzl—
gers we write to in Europe have
larger area. Sunday dinners had	Clifton. The father of this very	not answered our letters. We
become outgrown.	large family is Samuel R Noffsin—	have collected approximately 100
In 1949, Melvin and Verda
ger, grandfather is Bradford Noff—	names of European Nafzgers but
Nafziger Schertz invited all the	singer, great grandfather isJacob	cannot make any connection of the
descendants tO’a basket dinner	and his great—great grandfather	family lines to the American
at their home near Roanoke, Ii	is Peter who entered the U	Nafzgers because we do not have
linois. It was decided offici—	We do not have updated records	enough information. You may be
ally to make this an annual af—	for the children and grandchildren	interested to know that many of
fair. Carroll and LaVetta Naf—	of Samuel except for the names of	the European Nafzgers spell the
ziger invited the group to their	william(Bill)Noffsinger’s family	name’Nafziger” or “Nafzger” but
home in Mackinew, Illinois for	o settled in the Akron, Ohio.
the second reunion.	There has	never Naftzger as I do —— my
area.	Some of his descendants	spelling is an American version
been a meeting every since. Say— have been in touch with the News, of the name. eral descendants have passed on Thus, we would appreciate hearing
and new ones joined.	If all
came, there would be about 100	from you to see if we can bring
the records up to date on this I became interested in the last
people, but a normal attendence	very large family line. We would	issue of the Nafzger Heritage
is from 40 to 60 people.	like to have the year of birth,	News because it was about Valen—
date of marriage, name of spouse	i He was my mother’s
county of birth and residence and	great grandfather. My mother was
Enclosed are bits and pieces of	date of death, If deceased for	nma(Nafziger)Beck. Thus, I wou—
information on the Nafzgers that	each family member.	ld be a great—great grandchild
I have received from many differn—	p	or the fifth generation. If you
ent people and from cemeteries	do not have the Eimna(Nafziger)
that I have visited.
I am sending a donation for the	Beck family, I will send it to
I do enjoy reading the News and	Nafzger Heritage News as I do en—	you later. Please keep sending
would like to subscribe to it for
joy reading the paper very much,	U5 the Nafzger Heritage News.En
a year. What is the subscription	.	closed is my donation for costs.
price?	?.ms. JOHN CLARK
Bloomington, Illinois	MRS. LLOYD NAFZIGER
MRS. DALE STITT	.	Wauseon, Ohio
Clay Center, Kansas
-- PAGE THREE --
VOL II, No. 4	THE ? GER HERITA GE NEWS
-- LETTERS --	-- LETTERS --	-- LETTERS --
Sorry I am so late with the in—
I have enjoyed receiving the	formation but it goes with your
Heritage News snd I think you	A friend of mine gave me a copy	March 27th issue (Valentine Naf—
are doing a superb job. I want	of the Heritage News to read.	ziger. Christian Nofainger
to thank you and your crew.	i find it very interesting and	passed away near Sturgis, ‘
I, Glen A. Nofsinger, am listed	i found my name listed on page	gan at the age of 72 years.
under the 8th. generation, of	8 under fourth generation of Val—	We enjoy the News and have en—
Peter Nofsker. I would like to
entine Nafziger.This is an error closed a check to help with the
add my daughter, Elizabeth D.	because my father, William, and	postage.Please correct the mail
Nofsinger Ashley to the 9th.	his brothers and sisters are also	ing list as we are sent two Copies
generation. Also, you can add	listed as 4th generation. The	One is sent to Galen Nofziger of
Eric D Nefsinger and Jenifer E.	names Carl, William, Cora, Edwin	the same address—he is my uncle
Ashley to the 10th generation	Peter, and Henry are correct and	who lived in California. Under
who are my grandchildren,	they spell the name Nofzlger.But	the 5th generation Vol II, No.11
I have been trying to find out	they also had a brother Frank	my one brother’s name Is Ray N,
by reading the News the re—	who is not listed and a sister	not Raymond. He is deceased but
lationship between Peter Nofs—	Eliza Nofziger Schlatter who is	has two sons, Edward and Harvey
ker and Johannes Nofziger. The	listed on page 8 in col 1•	who live at Salisbury, North
reason I am trying to find out	My name and my brothers, Dennis,	Carolina. Harvey has two child—
is that there are many Yoder	Ralph, Dale, and my sister, Cora	ren, Catherine and Ray M Kline.
families in the area and also
Nofziger Wyse should be moved to
at Pryor which is nine miles to	fifth generation. Also,the names	GALEN E KLINE
the north. I would be inter— Anna, Marilyn, Lowell% William Carisle, Pennsylvania
ested in more information	on
who are children of Ralph should
the connection between the Nsf—
be moved from the fifth to the
zgers and Yoders. Enclosed is	sixth generation.
my donation for Costs.	I am enclosing a donation toward	Enclosed please find my donation
the cost of operations of your	to the News.	I enjoy receiving
GLENN A NOFSINGER
news letter.	Keep up the good	it. I am quite sure that Chri.
Chouteau, Oklahoma	work,	Nofsiger whose wife is Magdaline
Naffziger did not come from Eu—
The relationship between Peter	GLEN W NOFZIGER	rope. In the history of Menn—
Nofsker(who entered in 1749) and	ArChbold, Ohio	onites in Illinois from I829to
Jo entered in 1848)	1929 by Harry Weber, he states
not known. The pattern of Dig—	Perhaps, the most difficult	that most of the Mennonites came
ration of the two families would	chore to this hobby is keeping	from some eastern states. Chris
seem to suggest that the rela—	some thirty thousand NAFZGER	bought the farm north of Wash—
tionship was not a close one,	names straight and in order. But	ington in 1863. His children were
The relationship of the Yoders	every once in a while, we loose	all born before 1863. 1 drew the
and the Nafzgers is another story.	our direction. We appreciate	conclusion from the case of my
You can find some Nafzger of the	letters such as yours because it	family. My father William Sch—
twenty five different lines I’ve	corrects a mistake that should	ertz was an only child and had one
traced in the U. S. marrying a	not be printed as fact. After	second cousin named Schertz.There
Yoder at some given point or	all,we are trying to create some	is only one great grandson to
time. As a general statement,	material for future generations	carry on the name.
the relationship is quite exten—	so it should be as factual as we
sive although we need to know	can make it.Thanks for the help.	ROSE NOFSINGER
more details to determine the	Eureka, Illinois
exact relationship of a given	We enjoy the News and enclose
Yoder line to a Nafzger line,	is a donation towards costs. The
_________________________	address we have enclosed is to
let you know we are receiving	There must be at least I Nat z—
I received your letter and the	two copies each time. This may	gers named Christian and it can
News some tine ago. I had writ—	have occurred because we have	get confusing at times. i am
ten you in answer to your request	sent in donations both times,	not sure which Christian Nafzger
for information about the family	Thank you and keep up the gbod	we made mention of in the past
my husband,William. His father	work,	issues of the News but I suspect
as Andrew. One daughter, Esther	the one you refer to in your let—
tollar lives in California.	MRS. ALFRED NAFFZIGER	ter is Christian Naffziger (1808—
adrew and Adolph Nsf ziger of Ohio	Union Grove, WIsconsin	1881) who married Magdal
were cousins of my husband. My	_______________________	Schertz(18O9—188l), Children of
usband, William, was born In	this couple are Bertha, Ella,
llinoia. Esther can tell you	I have been receiving a copy of	Clara,Valentine, John, Lena,and
more about the family line than	each issue of the News but would	Catherine. He is buried at Union
I can so I am going to suggest you	like to receive 7 issues for each	Cemetery, Washington, Illinois.
drop her a line,	of my children. Thus, I have en—	He is a son to Peter NaffzIger of
Enclosed is a donation for the	closed donations to cover a perma—	Groversheim, Germany, I do not
News. It is sure Interesting to	nent order of seven for each print-	know his place of birth. Correct
find the many ways that the name	ing of the News,	me if I am wrong. Most of the
is spelled through the United States	above information came from your
J. L. NOFFSINGER	records. We are very grateful for
MRS. MARY NAFZIGER	Union City, Ipdiana	the help,
Salem, Oregon
-- PAGE FOUR --
VOL II, No. 4	THE NAFZ GER HERIT* GE NEWS	September 14, 1974
DESCENDANTS OF FIVE BROTHERS FROM PENNSYLVANIA
GEORGE. JOB N JACOB, WILLIAM, EMANUE L AND MARTIN NO FSKER
(The Brothers are probably the 3rd or 4th generation of an earlier Nafzger family who entered the United States)
A LIST OF PROBABLY 4th. GENERATION DESCENDANTS
JOHN WILES NOFSKER	SAMMY V NOFSKER	MARTIN EMANUEL NOFSK
HENRY N NOFSKER	SARAH A NOFSKER	SAMUEL NOSKER
GEORGE JAMES NOFSKER	JONATHAN M NOFSKER	ABED NOSKER
MARY N NOFSKER	JOHN HENRY NOFSKER	BENJAMIN NOSKER
MARGARET J NOFSKER	MARY(NOFSKER)HETRICK	HENRY NOSKER
JACOB EMANUEL NOFSXER	JULIA (NOFSKER) SCHAFFNER	JAMES NOSKER
WILLIAM A NOFSKER	ELIZABETH(NOFSKER)MORTIMER	CATHERINE(NOSKER)MEGGS
MARTHA SUSAN NOFSKER	Mj	GEORGE NOSKER
A LIST OF PROBABLY 5th. GENERATION DESCENDANTS
VERNA (NOSKER) SMITH
MARGARET(NOFSKER)CARSON	JAME (NOFSKER)KOONCE	GRACE(NOSKER)CEIGER
CHARLES L NOFSKER	SARAHINOFSKERWHITE	BESSIE NOSKER
MARTHA(NOFSKER)BOYER	JOHN GROVES NOFSKER	MINNIE(NOSKER)SPITLER
JOHN JACOB NOFSKER	WILLIAM HARVEY NOFSKER	FRANK NOSKER
MARY(NOFSKER)HARRIETT	ROSANNA(NOFSKER)CHESTER	GOLDIE(NOSKER)WARRICK
ALICE(NOFSKER)BROWN	R	RUDY (NOSKER)KING
EMMAN MCCLELLAN NOYSKER	PAUL MORTIMER	HAL NOSKER
SARAH(NOFSKER)MAkTHRUP	JOHN MORTIMER	BENJAMIN F NOSKER, JR
CLEVELAND HENRY NOYSKER	MARGARET(MORTIMER)DIXON	GEORGE W NOSKER
CLARISSA NOFSKER	SOPHIA (MORTIMER) ETTEBUSS	IDA (NOSKER)V IGLE
RACHEL NOFSKE&	WILLIAM MORTIMER	FRANK NOSKER
JOHN NOFSKER	IDA (MORTIJIER) WORK	WILLIAM H NOSKEK
ELLEEN NOFSKER	FRANK MORTIMER	CHARLES NOSKER
JACOB L NOFSKER	ELIZABET}I(MORTT	CLARINDA NOSKER
EMELINE NOFSKER	ELLA(I4ORTIMER)BLACK	MARY(NOSKER)KIRRIN
MARGARET (NOFSKER) FLOTNER	LUCY (MORTIMER) DUNBAUS	SHERMAN NOSKER
SOPHIA(NOFSKER)ROLT	HARLEY B NOSKER	B. G. NOSKER
EI4ANUEL MARTIN NOFSKER	NELLIE(NOSKER)SIROIS	JOHN NOSKER
HUGH SAMUEL NOFSKER
I.
N DAN T S
LIST OF PROBABLY 6th. GENERATION DESCE
EDNA (NOSKER)ANDERSON	VERNON GEIGER	JEssiE(N0FsKER) THOMAS	BERNICE NOSKER
SAMUEL C NOSKER	ELEANORE(SPITLER)EASTER	CATBERINE(NOFKSER)MCINTIRE	KATHRYN(NOSKER)GIVEN
LAVERNE NOSKER	LOWELL SPITLER	JOSEPH N NOFSKER	CRANK D NOSK
CHLSEA NOSKER COOPER	LOIS WARRICK	CHARLES A NOFSKER	ROBERT W HUSKER
B. MARQUIS NOSKER	LILLIAN(WARRICK)FORREST	DANIEL C NOFSI	CLYDE E NOSKER
HARLEY NOSKER, JR	WILDA(WAR.RICK)BARIMOSON	EMMA(NOFSKER)LYNCH	HELEN NOSKER
ROLAND R NOSKER	GLEMORE (WARRICI()YOIJNG	GEORGE C NO SKER	SARAN NOSKER
BONITA G NOSKER	GLORIA (KING)HALE	JOHN H NOFSKER	ERNA HUSKER
EVERETT M NOSKER	HERBERT J NOSKER	MARY (NOFSKER)HELSEL	MERTIE NOSKER
ZEMMA(NOSKER)WILTERNOOD	WENDELL H NOSKER	ALICE(NOFSKER)HOLSINGER	BERVIL NOSKER
HAZEL L NOSKER	HELEN (NOSKER) EMMERT	HUSTON .1 NOFSKER	EARNEST NOSKER
JUNE SIROIS	DOROTHY (NOSKER)ALBRECHT	CHARLES A NOFSKER	STELLA NOSKER
JOHN E SMITH	NITA(NOSKER)R	C NOFSKER	OLIVER HUSKER
KATHRYN SMITH	KENNETH A NOSKER	ARTHUR SYLVESTER NOFSKER	MARY L(NJISE NOFSKER
ARLADEEN SMITH	SHIRLEY (NOSKER)KUIPERS	ELSIE (NOFSKER)FRIEDENBLOOM	DOLLIE (NOFSKER) SMITH
‘U SMITH	ALTON EARL NOFSKER	SAMUEL BLAIN NOFSKER
ANCELEEN (SMITH) KRAEMON	SAMUEL J NOF SEER
RAZEL(NOSKER)WRIGHT	MURRELL NOFSKER
-- PAGE FIVE
VOL 111, No. 4	THE NAFZ HERITAGE N	Scpt(’nhI)(r ii, 19T4
I
A LIST OF PROBABLY 7th. GENERA TION DE SCENDANTS
RONALD FRIEDENBLOOM	HERBERT NOSKER	CARL THOMAS	JOSEPH RICUARI) NOFSKER
DEBRA L NOSRER	PHYLLIS(NOSKER)LAPTCOLA	MARGUERITE(THOMAS)PLECKC	pEGGy(NOFsKER)’
1)ENNTS W NOSKER	JUDITH(ALBRECHT)BARCHERS	MABEL(THOMAS)NELSON	CAROL HELSEL
KEVIN W NOSKER	JOELLEN(ALBRECHT)PARSONS	JAMES HOLSINGER	LOIS(HELSEL)PLLINY
R1)NAI.D L EMNERT	MICHAEL N NOSKER	PAUL HOLSINGER	LEORY NOFSKER
DONALD L !MERT
LYNN C NOSKER	BLAIR HOLSINGER	R!TA(NOFSKER)K(X)NTZ
NARY ( BROtJN)ANCONETANI	GEORGE HOLSINGER	NANCY (NOFSKER)WALLS
DONALD MCINTYRE
JANE BROL	EARL HOLSINGER	E\’LLYN(NOFSKER) SM I rH
RETIt \NN REI)M.\N	JL	ARTHUR HOLSINGER	CHARLES NOFSKER
MICHAEL KUIPERS	JAMES MCINTYRE	MAY HOLSINGER	CAROL J SMITH
lAMES .1 KUIPERS	HAROLD NOFSKER	ARLENE HOLSINGER	LEON R SMITH
CONSTANCE GEIGER	JESSIE(NOFSKER)PATTERSON	JEAN HOLSINGER	LARRY D SMITH
DEBORAH GEIGER	ROBERT B NOFSKER	EARL COOPER	HENRY R NOFSKER
DOIGLAS GEIGER	RAYMOND E NOFSKER	NORMA(COOPER)MCFARLAND	FRANK E NOFSKER
SHARON(EASTER)PAGE	HARRY A NOFSKER	LOIS E NOFSKER
ELAINE(EASTER)HIC}O	RUTH(NOFSKER)SHA	CARL COOPER	EMHA(NOFSKER)PHENICIE
CINDY FORREST	JAMES E NOFSKER	PHYLLIS FRIEDENBLOOM	DELORES I NOFSKER
ROBERT HALE	FRANCIS NOFSKER	SALLY FRIEDENBLOOM	ALTON E NOFSKER, JR
RONALD HALE	PEGGY(LYNCH)MCCHESNEY	BARBARA FRIEDENBLOOM	ROBERTINE(NOFSKER)DIXON
KAREN HALE	ELSIE(LYNCH)DIVINS	NORMA J FRIEDENBLOOM	RR1 E NOFSKER
DIANA HALE	DONNA(LYNCH)YEAGER	FLOYD FRIEDENBLOOM
GEORGE G NOFSKER
A LIST OF PROBABLY 8th. GENERA TION DESCENDANTS
KEVIN NOFSKER	RICKY A COOPER	CARL ThOMAS	HENRY R NOFSKER
DOTTIE(NOFSKER)BROOKS	JANET(COOPER)HAGEN	SHIRLEY(THOMAS)HENRY	RICHARD L NOFSKER
SHEILA NOFSKER	MARCUS B WOOD	BOBBIE(THOMAS)FISH	DARLENE J NOFSKER
DONALD SHAWKEY	MICHAEL J MCFARLAND	DIANNA MCINTYRE	FRANK W NOFSKER
ROBERT SHAWREY	MICHALENE MCFARLAND	JACK MCLNIYRE	L1NDA(NOFSKER)ROSS
LINDA S NOFSKER	MARSHA K MCFARLAND	GAIL MCINTYRE	THOMAS W PHENICIE
TERRIE J NOFSKER	MICHELLE MCFARLAND	SHERRY MCINTYRE	ROBERTINE(KPHENICIE)LECKWART
DENNIS B NOFSKER	KIMBERLY NOSKER	WAYNE PATTERSON	DELORE H DIXON
EUGENE MCCHESNEY	ROBIN NOSKER	JAMES A PATIERSON	WAYNE R DIXON
RALPH MCCHESNEY	DEBORAH LAPICOLA	DONNA(PATTERSON)CUSTER	DONNA(NOFSKER)RINES
PAT(MCCHESNE	MICHAEL LAPICOLA	KAREN(PATTERSON)KING	TIMOTHY A NOFSKER
LINDA(NOFSKER)LITZINGER	SUSAN LAPICOLA	EARL E PATTERSON	CHERYL A NOFSKER
WAYNE NOFSKER	JENNIFER PARSON	DALE PATTERSON	TERI L NOFSKER
CAROLINE HELSEL	STEVEN PARSON	RODNEY NOFSKER	DIANNA(NOFSKER)WALLINGFORD
CARL PLETNYE	BRIAN BARCHERS	LEONA(NOFSKER)BLAIR	VICTORIA(NOFSKER)MCLAUGLIN
LESLIE PLETNYE	BRADLEY BARCHERS	CHARLES NOFSKER	BONNIE(NOFSKER)HAYWARD
DAVID NOFSKER	ROBERT BARCHERS	ROBERT C NOFSKER	GREGORY COOPER
CHERYL (NOFSKER)MCCULLOUGH
LIST OF PROBABLY 9th. GENERATION DESCENDANTS
TAMARA K MORRISON
RICHARD THOMAS	MARVIN CUSTER	GREGORY A NOFSKER	SHELLY BLAIR
CRAIG THOMAS	VICKIE CUSTER	BRIAN L NOFSKER	MELISSA BLAIR
DEBORAH HENRY	LEWIS CUSTER	BRIAN T P}IENCIE	RODNEY M NOFSKER
TIMOTHY H PHENCIE	MICHAEL MCCULLOUGH
PEGGY HENRY	LAURIE CUSTER	MICHELLE MCCULLOUGH
REBECCA HENRY	DAVID CUSTER	STEPHEN M PHENCIE
WILLIAM HENRY, III	MARK CUSTER	DELORES M DIXON	RALPH MCCHESNEY, JR
WAYNE R DIXON	JOHN MCCHESNEY
SUSAN FISH	AMY KING	MICHAEL MCCHESNEY
AMY FISH	SUSAN PATTERSON	BRENDA YEAGER	PATRICK MCCHESNEY
DAVID FISH	TODD PATTERSON	FRED YEAGER	LELIA NOFSKER
JUDY FISH	SHARON PATTERSON	STEPHEN SWANSON	HENRY NOFSKER
KATHLEEN FISH	BRIAN NOFSKER	DIANA MORRISON	MAI K NOFSKER
JEREMY HAGEN	JOHN NOFSKER	CRYSTAL MORRISON	LAURA NOFSKER
BRIAN HAGEN
J
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VOL II, No. 4	THE NAFZ GER HERITA GE NEWS	Septe mber 14.	1974
-- LETTERS --	GEORGE	DAVID NOFFSINGER
Please accept our warm thanks	In trying to put pieces together
We are enclosing a check to	and deep appreciation for includ—	in my Noffsinger puzzle, I am In—
help with the publishing of the	ing us on your mailing list for	cluding the following informat—
ger Heritage News We have	the News. We enjoy it to no end	tion taken from the obituary no—
enjoyed it very much, and wish	and also keep looking for the	tice from the DeQueen Bee—
you good luck in your work.	“missing link” which, we hope,	Thursday. April 6, 1961. (DeQueen
will eventually tie this group	is located In Arkansas
FLOYD NAFTZGER ‘	of Noffsingers with the family	Dr. Charles Henry Noffsinger
Wooster, Ohio	lines of Peter Nofsker. In	retired veterinarian, died Mar 31
appreciation please accept the	native of Cedar County, M. , who
Thanks for sending us the Nafz—	enclosed check to assist in con—	was born in 1870. Besides his
Heritage News Enclosed is a	tinued research or in the pub—	children, he is survived by one
check for the from us and	lication of the News,	brother, Walter B Noffeinger of
our two daughters. Please put	Perhaps some part of my let—	Terre Haute, Indiana. He died
their names on the mailing list.	ter to you transmitting the in—	in 1963 probably at Terre H
formation on our line was not	He and his twin, William 0 were
MRS. ORVILLE NOFFSINGER	too clear but some of the infor—	born in 1876 quite possibly in
Definance, Ohio	mation on our immediate clan of	Missouri also. It is my belief,
Noffsingera became confused in	at this time, that their father
I am seeking my great—great	Vol II, No 1 issue of the News,	was George D Noffsinger, born in
grandfather’s parents and am	The following corrections are	Virginia in 1831. His parents
wondering if any of your read—	suggested.	were also born in Virginia. His
era have come across the fol—	Under Peter Nofsker’s(8th.gen.)	wife Eunice was born in Indiana
lowing families.	Burr Roy Noffsinger to Burr Oroy	in 1856 and her father in New
Noffsinger. Eunice Noffsfnger	York State. No mention is made
MICHAEL NEFTZGER, born in 1813	was Eunice Noffsinger Davis —	of the mother. William 0 N
at Galtenbelfeld in Germany.	should read Eunice Noffsinger	singer died In Indiana——again by
Died in 1881 at New Liberty,	Jensen and Celeste Noffsinger is	hearsay. I am hoping some of our
Illinois. He married Cather—	now Celeste Noffsinger Hill.	readers will recognize some of
inc who was born in 1817 at	Aiso,my husband’s father ‘and	the Information and write to me.
Haenback, Germany and died in	his brothers and sisters have	Thank you again, and I wish you
1880 at New Liberty. Child—	been mixed In the 8th. and 9th.	every success
rem include Mike, Henery, Har—	generations. Enclosed is the
mon and Mary. Harmon married	corrected listing of all of the	MRS. RUTH NOFFSINGER
Susanah Stewert, Michael and	children of Burr 0. NoffsInger.	Bremerton, Washington
Catherine landed at Baltimore,
Maryland and moved to Cincinnati,
Ohio and finally to New Liberty	There can be little doubt that	One of John Shaver Noffsinger’s
Illinois where they established	the Burr Noff singer family line	sons was George David Nof I singer
a flour mill.	I am seeking	who Mrs. NoffsInger mentions in
connects to Peter Nofsker who
Harmon’s brithplace and Cather—	emigrated to America in 1749.	her letter.	George David was
Inc’s last name. Enclose is my	John Shaver Noffsinger(1803—1860)	born in 1832 in Virginia while
donation to your publication.	Jeft Virginia in about 1856 and	his wife, Eunice who was much
and ended up in Cedar County, Mo.	younger was born in Indiana in
He was married in Roanoke County 1856. Their children are: L. S.
MRS. RUSSEt R URLMANN
Huntsville, Albama(	Virginia in 1829 to Elizabeth	Charles, Walter, and William.
Trout. Their children are:Mary,	Charles must have been a veter—
George, Julia, Sarah, Charles,	inarian who died in DeQueen,
Since my name was Nofziger be—	Margaret, Newton, and Susan.	Arkansas and his brother,Walter
fore I was married I am inter—	David C Noffainger also left	Noffsinger died in Terre Haute
ested in the Nofziger Heritage	Virginia in about 1845 and ended	in 1963.
News. Would you please put us	up in Ray County, Missouri. But	The missing link mentioned in
on your mailing list? I have en—	he apparently spent a few years	Mrs. Noffsinger’a letter is be—
closed some information on our	in Indiana because the second’	cause we cannot determine the
family line. I am enclosing a	child was born in Indiana. Ije	parents of John Shaver Noffsing—
donation for printing and post—	must have been born around 1795.	Cr. We know he was born In Vir
age costs.	It would appea that David and	ginia, married in Roanoke and is
John Shaver Noffsinger were bro—	and almost for certain; from the
there.	Peter Nofsker line of 1749. Can
MRS OSCAR GAUTSCRE
Archbold, Ohio	any of our readers help us make
the connection
Mrs. Gauteche sent us some nice
information on her family line	I have several issues of your	Keeping a mailing list of 2000
plus several corrections of the	interesting paper,and this month	names with no full time help is
list of descendants of Johannes	I received one addressed to my	one of the more difficult aspects
Nofziger printed in the last	office and one to my home. You	of this hobby. It would appear
Issue of the News.We appreciate	can removed the office address	that some Nafzger is moving some—
in that it is an old incorrect
the corrections because it is	where in the U. S. at any given
our only way to get the material	one,	time and the list is never quite
completely accurate for future	Dr. N. L. Nafzinger	accurate. We apologize for our
generations.	Fairfax Station, Virginia	error and appreciate any correct
ions made to the mailing list.
-	t’AGE S --
C) [ II No.4 THE NAFZ GER IJERITA GE NEWS
--LETTERS--
________	--LETTERS--
First let me compliment you	because his name changed. Under
the fine job you have done assem—	my father’s name, Harold A Nof—	We were visiting a Nofziger
bunS information on the Nafzger	zinger(5th generation) is chown	cousin in Albany, Oregon and she
genealogy, until your paper came	LaVern Nofzinger. I believe this	showed us a copy of the Herit
to my attention,I knew very lit—	is his brother Waive LaVern Nof—	age News My husband’s mother
tie ih our family history.	zinger.To be added to this group	was Mary Nofziger who married
Thanks to you, I have discovered	is Orison W Nofzinger, (3rd son	Jacob Reeser. Her brother’s son
that I am a descendant of Valen—	of Abraham). In the 6th gener—	Harley Nofziger in Ohio compiled
tine Nofziger.	ation should be added my brother	a book on Christian R \>fziger’s
I have also disc,overed some	Philip Nofzinger and myself. All	descendants(1827—1968).
rather interesting and sometimes	of these names and other infor—	We notice that you have th
confusing information about our	matlon have been enclosed,	name of his mother’s descendants
family. For example, my grand—	One last bit of Information. My	listed in one of the Iatt
father, Abraham P. Nofzinger,	brother was a C.P.A. before his	issues. Our two sons and two of
changed his name from Nofziger	untimely death and i sin a Pro—	our grandchildren hive been in
to the current spelling. In your	ject Engineer with Bendix Corp.	eluded. We have more descendants
article on Valentine Nofziger,	I will continue to search for	to add to your list and will
his will had the spelling as Nof—	additional information and will	send the information in the near
zinger. Is there any way of know—	forward any I find. I would also	future.
ing which was correct?	be interested in obtaining a	My husband, Cecil suffered a
I would also like to make some	of the large chart on Valentine	stroke two years ago. He is do—
corrections to your article.	Nofzinger if it is possible to	ing real well but it leaves me
have the memorial card when Seth	purchase one,	with all of the genealogy t take
Nofzlger (3rd generation) died	Enclosed is my contribution to	care of on both sides of the
which shows his name spelled Nof—	aid In covering your printing	family.
ziger—not Nofslnger. Other corr—	and mailing Costs.	With my mother’s family, we
ections are as follows:My grand—	have a family organization and
father, Abraham Nofzinger should	HAROLD M NOFZINGER	each of us pay dues of $2.00 a
be spiled as stated—not Nofziger	South Bend, Indiana	year. Then, all of the infor
mation we received from Switzer
land where my mother came from,
It was nice to hear from you.	accent; thus, they often were un—	is printed on genealogy forms and
You have cleared up the mystery	able to know how some other per—	we pay 10 cents a sheet for them.
when the name changed from Nofzi—	son had spelled the name on a	The Family Organization has
ger to Nofzinger. usually, we	document. I find many such docu—	heiped a great deal, but father
can meyer be quite sure when the	ments. signed with ‘X” and a wide	is from England and the price
change in spelling occurred. In	variation of spelling of the name	of getting records from there is
answer to your question about the	sometimes on the same document,	much higher.
will of Valentine listing the	Your Information is helpful be—	Enclosed is a check, Please
spelling as Nofzinger, it is not	cause it tells me that Abraham	send us the back issues and app—
unusual to find two spellings of	Peter adopted the Nofzinger spell—	ply the rest to more to come.
the name used during a generate—	ing and taught his children to
ion when it is being changed.	use this spelling even though his	MRS. CECIL V REESER
believe we must remember that	father had used the Nofziger	Albany, Oregon.
many of our ancestors could not	spelling. Now I can place many of	_________________________
write English and probably talk—	the Nofzingers I have on file into
ed with a pretty good German	family lines. Thanks.
On April 24th, I Sent a donation
and requested all back issues of
The enclosed check is for a do—	the Nafzger Heritage News Since
Again I thank you for the News,	nation for the from a first	it has been over two months and
I received two copies t1Th	cousin of mine. In the very near	I have not received any issues,
month so I am enclosing both	future I will be sending some in—	I thought I would write to see
names so you may take one off	formation on John Naftzinger who	what happened
the mailing list. I prefer Mrs.	is the son of Mathias Naftzinger.
Paul Noffainger. i am anxiously	I do not know if you have the in—	FORREST NOFFSINGER
waiting for the news to feature	formation on this family so i am	Coachella, California
the descendants of Rudolph who	hoping it will help your study.
entered the U.S. in 1749.	Be sure to stop around when	Sorry — we goofed. They are in
travel east. I will be glad to	the mail.
Mrs. Paul Noffsinger	see you anytime.
Wellman, Iowa.	We have a nice letter and lots
We have delayed featuring the	FOSTER M NAFTZINGER	of good material from DEAN C NAF
families of Rudolph because of	Reading, Pennsylvania	.! of Renton, Washington. The
material relates to John Nafziger
our inability to locate where	who had three brothers, Daniel,
Rudolph lived after he embarked	Please put my name and the name	Jacob, and Joseph; two sisters,
the ship in 1749. We believe	of my nephew(address enclosed)	Phoebe and Kate. He brought his
he may have settled in the Mary—	on the mailing list. Let me know	wife and nine children to Kansas
land area. We have made two	of the charges.
trips to the Frederick,Maryland	in 1893 and settled on a farm
area looking for proof without	EUGENE NAFFZIGER	just east of Wichita. They came
results. We hope our readers	Midland, Michigan	from Ohiotown, Illinois in Now—
can help us with the problem.	ember in two railroad cars. Dean
encloses a lot of good material
No charges — Donation useful and	this John Nafziger — Thanks
appreciated.
PAGE EIGHT --
VOL II, No.4	‘FilE NAIZUEK H	1IAGIi NEWa
Your name and address were given	-— LETTERS --
-— LETTERS	tone by Paul V Bostetler of Ham—	•
den, Connecticut as a person who
might be interested in Exchanging	I have been indexing some of my
I was so happy to get the news—	information on members of the	records and came across a few
letter. I would appreciate the	Naftzger(nafsinger) families.	items I had copied or noted for
other issues that have been sent.	Mv great(2 times)grandmother,
Enclosed is my donation towards	Nary Brant is given in Descend
helpir.g with the genealogy on the	ants of Jacob Hochstetler (l9l2	Pennsylvania Traveler
Noffainger ansi other families who	#4303 as the daughter of	John	Ft. Wayne Library, Vol 5, #1;
New Holland Lutheran Church
connect to them•	Brant and Esther Nafsinger.	My
‘lv husband and I are direct de—	Jacob Hochstetler line is 4308,	Marriages, Lancaster County, Pa.
page 3, ULRICH NAFTGEGER and
cendants of William Jacob and 4307, 4303, 4162, 4141, 2 and 1
Susannah H Stoner Noffsinger.	in DJH. Mr. Hostetler has sug—	p. 3, ULRICH NAFTGEGER AND MARIA
great grandfather(Rev. John Gos—	gested that the surname “Nafsin—	CATHARINE BISHOP, 12 August 1746.
sett married lary Noffsinger in	ger” in #4303 is also spelled	Notes and Queries (in 2 vols —Ft.
Virginia. Two children were born	“Naftzger and that your index	Wayne Library),Edited by William
in Virginia. They moved to Ken—	of over 30,000 Naftzger families	Henry Egle, 1895; Vol. II, P.376
tucky in a covered wagon while	may include information on my	ELIZABETH, daughter of Henry Moyer
my grandmother was pregnant with	Esther.	and Anna Thomas, born 1 Oct 1743,
the third child. Mary’s father,	I will be happy to share with	married MARTIN NAFSGER of Middle—
William Jacob Noffsinger had his	you any Naftzger information	town, Daughpin County, Penn.
fortune told after my great—	that I have or may receive in the
grandfather moved his family to	future that might be helpful to	I did not copy all of the last
Kentucky according to family	,o i would appreciate it	record so I am sure there is more
legeni passed down through the	very much if you would let me know	in it for you. I believe it wos
years. He would diel by drowning	if you find anything relating to	under Dauphin County burials. I
according to the fortune teller,	my Nafsinger line,	hope you had a good trip and many
He followed his daughter’s move
to Kentucky and was to drown in	DAVID L COCANOWER	good finds on you last trip to Ft.
a creek near his home in Muhien— ‘	Phoenix, Arizona	Wayne.
bert Kentucky	AGNES HOWER WELLS
Enclosed you will find a work	The Christian Nofsinger you ask	Huntsville, Ohio
sheet on Wilson C Turner’s fam—	about in your letter is quite
ily I found in his will at Green—	a mystery at this point of our	________________________
yule, Kentucky. You may have it	study. Perhaps, some of our
for your records,	readers can help. Christian Nof—	I recently received a copy of
My husband’s great—great—grand—	singer and his wife, Mary, settled	the News from an associate, Rich—
father(Christopher Peters) marr—	in Tuscarwars County, Ohio, in	ard Naffziger. I was of course
led a May Noffsinger. I do not	the year 1814. He was one of the	interested because of my own re—
know her parents. Her daughter	pioneers settlers of the county.	lationship with the Noffsinger
(Elizabeth Ann Peters) married	Christian died in 1844 and his	lines.
George Cish in Muhlenberg County.	wife Nary died in 1845. His will	Attached to this letter is a
is correct on Daniel,Dr. John and	the county. He must have been	to a book which my maternal Aunt
Jacob Noffsinger being brothers.	born around 1770—1780. It would	Mrs. Glea B Richer,now deceased,
Samuel Reed, born 1794, Richmond,	appear that he is either a son	published in 1939 on the Historjr
Virginia, married Hannah Noffsin—	or grandson of one of the Nafzgers	of the Nafzger Family in America
Mrs.Ralston Lawhead of Evansville	is on file at the court house of	Xerox copy of the introduction
ger in 1818 in Muhlenberg County.	who entered the U.S. in 1749—1750.	This book is a concise genealogy
Hannah was born in 1799,Botetourt	Thus far, we have been unable to	of the various branches of the
County, Virginia and died in 5	identify the parents of this	Nafzger lineage through the 6th
Carrollton, Kentucky. She was	Christian Nofsinger. We need to	7th. and sometimes the 8th.
the daughter of Jacob and Susan	make the identification to help	generations. My Aunt did not
(Stoner)Noffsinger. Samuel and	us determine the family lines of	follow the Jacob Naftziger line.
Hannah are my great—great grand—	a number of other early Nofsingers	rather she followed the lines of
parents.	in Ohio. By the way, Christian’s	Rudolf Nafzger who landed in 1749.
Please put me on your mailing	family appears to be all daughters	This was for the obvious reason
list,	except for one son named John.We	that our family line can be traced
believe John was married to Susan	to Rudolf. I myself am the 7th.
MRS. ELMER GISH	Slife and moved to Miami County,	generation of Rudolf.
central City, Kentucky	Indiana and finally to Wabash	The book goes through the lines
County, Indiana. They are buried	of 781 direct descendants of Rud—
in Wabash. It is possible that	oil, I don’t know if this would
John has a son named Henry who	be of any interest to you, but
Right—we have a record of Nary	married Eliza Roby in Miami Cou’	I would be glad to help with any
Noffsinger, born in 1786, died	nty, Indiana. They are the, par—	information pertaining to this
— , was married in 1806 to	ents of John, Nerton, and Della.	branch of the Nafzger lineage.
Rev, John Gossett(l776l854). I	The names of the daughters of	If you would let me know your
guess they moved to Kentucky in	Christian Nofsinger are Nagda—	subscription cost, I would like
0 1807. We have a list of their	lena, who married a Forney, Chr—	to be placed on your mailing
children who are Samuel, Susan,	istiana, who married another For—	list.
Jacob,Isaac,Betsey, Mary, Rachel,	ney, Esther, who married a Brant,
Catherine, John, and Daniel. But	and Polly, who married another	DANIEL W. B. JONES
that is the extent of the infor—	Brant. Thus, it would, appear we	Los Alamos, New Mexico
mation we have on this family.	have four sisters who m two
sets of brothers
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VOL I No. 4	THE NAFZ GER’ HERITA GE NEWS	septe mber 14, 1974
VISIT TO HOPE DALE
( The Naftzgers of the Nafzger Heritage News visited Hopedale, Illinois a week prior to the annual reunion held on July 21st. The purpose of
the trip was to deliver a large chart showing the family lines of
— descendants of Christian Nafziger who entered the United States in Pictured to the left is C. E. Nafzger with the chart just before de parture for Hopedale. Over 1,000 Nafziger names of descendants of Christian have been placed on the chart showing the various relation ships of members to each other.
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The NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS is published as a result of donations from
— its reader-s. The donations are used to cover printing and mailing c ‘ There are some operational losses involved due to increasing costs. How—
ever, it is our intent to keep the donation plan working as long as we
can because it enables a greater number of Nafzgers to become involved in
3	the tracing of our heritage. Presently, the newsletter is being sent to
approximately 2,000 Nafzgers throughout the United States. Let us keep
_4	.	\	the donation plan working.
DO WE HAVE INFORMATION ON YOUR FAMILY LINE?
If you do not have a record of your family line on file at the Nafzger Heritage News, why not take care of the matter today???? Complete the following information on each Nafzger you know about or have records and forward to the news today. We will make an attempt to connect your family line to one of the Nafzger lines and print the results in some future issue of the News. Send the Information to: THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS 120 Edgewood Drive, Graf ton, Ohio 44044.
1. NAME OF THE NAFZGER	__________________________
2. Birthyear and County of Birth _____________________________
3.	Year of Marriage	_____	_____
4.	Name of Spouse	____________
5.	County of Residence	___________
6.	Year of Death and Place of Burial ____________ -
7. Name of Mother and Father
8. Names of Children
Our thanks and appreciation to the NOSKERS of the Chicago area for the gifts when we attended their family reunion on July 13th. We hope we can return for a visit next year.
Daniel T Noffslnger
9050 South 150 1est Sandy
Salt Lake City, TJt 100
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