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VOL. IV, No. t	120 Edgewood Drive, Grafton, Ohio 4J4Q	Septerrwer , 9I
NEW INFORMATION DISCOVERED ON THE EARLY NAFZGERS
COMMENDATION
We want to thank the mystery donor to the Nafzger Heritage News. The News received a nice i in an envelope with no other comment except “thanks for the News”. We appreciate your donation and would like to con tinue your subscription accord ing to the donation except that without your name, we are at a loss how we can get it to you.
Our appreciation to Mrs. J. L. . Lantow of Las Cruces, New Mexico
for suppling the letter dated
1888 which enable us to clarify descendants of Henry Noftsker of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Our thanks to Carrol Nafziger of Minier, Illinois for his ex cellent effort in gathering mat erial for updating the line for the family reunion. He sent the material too fast for me to re cord.
Our deep appreciation to Mrs. Joseph L.La Pers of Alameda, Cal ifornia for a wealth of informa tion on Samuel and Lucy(Fleager) Noffsinger of Botetóurt County, Virginia and Martin Van B. and Eunice(Hendricks) of Fincastle
and Lebanon, Virginia. We want to c this information in greater detail in another issue of the News. Thanks
Our Thanks to JESSE D NAFTZGER of Albany, Illinois,Mrs. EDMUND
E. WELLS of Huntsville, Ohio RALPH H. NAFZIGER of Albany,
Oregon and BERNARD NAFTZGER OF Lima, Ohio for information.
The old Naftzger School located in Lebanon County, Pa. Founded by de scendants of Jacob Nafzger(1750)
Mrs. E. E. Mclntire of Holli daysburg, Pennsylvania, Wilbur
E. Fether of Lewistown, Pennsyl vaiiia and Larry $mith of East Freedom, Pennsylvania sent the News some good information about their family lines. They will be happy to know that their hard research added to that of the Noskers of Illinois to make up a chart of nearly 1000 descendants. The chart has been sent to Illi nois for the Nosker Family Re union. When it returns we hope to send it to you for correct ions and possible mis-reading of your excellent material. The re markable feat of this working group is that they started only about two years ago with little knowledge of their ancestors. The lastest breakthrough of the family line appearing in this issue of the News mean that we can add thousands more and trace your heritage to 1741 in the U.S.
Ester, Mathias, Anna, and Cath— erina. According to the Evange lical Lutheran Church Records in Frederick, Maryland, Ann marr ied John Niswonger and they had 12 children.Names of their child ren are Susannali, Maria, Anna, John, Saline, Jonathan, Juliana, Samuel , Jacob, Daniel , and Cath erine. The wedding was witnessed by Samuel, Mathias, Peter and Catherine, all children of Rud olph who had not yet moved west- westward.
We do not know who Ester and Catherine, other daughters of Rudolph married. Mr. Linder’s and Mrs. Rutherford’s check of courthouse records in Frederick, Virginia confirms that Mathias is a son of Rudolph. From other sources, Mathias crossed the Ohio River in 1805 to settle in southeastern Ohio. Thus, in the last issue of the “ the list of descendants under Math ias can be connected to Rudolph. The discovery represents a de parture from Mrs. Richer’s book who listed the descendants of Mathias as descendants of Matt hew (Mathias) who settled in Berks County and crossed the Atlantic with Rudolph in 1749. Both of them had sons named Mathias which caused the con fusion. We want to express our appreciation to Mrs. Rutherford and Mr. Linder for their fine researching which contributed greatly to a difficult Nafzger heritage problem.
Recently, we have made several important discoveries and developed a th:ory or two which relate to the early Nafzgers.As a result of the find— ings,we decided to postpone a feature article on Christian Nafziger whose descendants of this line will be patient as we expect to have informat ion on the line in the next issue of the NEWS
The discoveries of the past three months greatly affected Nafzger lines that were featured in past issues and the material in this issue will servt to update and/or correct some interpretations.
Descendants of Rudolph Noffsinger In our article on Rudolph Noffsinger, we questioned if Rudolph lived near Fredericks, Virginia. A California Nafzger descendant, Mrs. Dolores C Rutherford documented that Rudolph did indeed live near Frederick, Virginia. Rudolph married Susanna Kernin after the death of his first wife in 1781.
Wilbur J Linder, another Nafzger descendants from Portland, Indiana sent a long letter with a list of the many descendants of John Noffsinger who was a son of Rudolph that moved westward. But more importantly, he included a list of the children of Rudolph which we have been trying to identify for some time. The list includes Peter, Samuel, Andrew, John,
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VOL. IV, No. Lt	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	SEPTEMBER 1, 1975
Your work represented by the chart was enjoyed by everyone at Nosker Reunion. Please accept our many thanks and gratitude. The chart arrived at my home in excellent condition. You are to be commended for your ingenu ity in packaging.
Clair, I sent one of your key booklet to Orgeon to my sister Zenna and also one to my cousin, Wendall in Iroquois. Please let me know if there is a charge.
Enclosed is information which I thought my mother had sent.
Clair, is it possible to have a chart of just our family line with a direct connection to Ui— rich Nafzger. In other words, the chart would be from Ui rich to John, to John, and to the five brothers and on to George
Just one more question before I close.It regards the passenger list. What meaning do you apply to the noun, “Palantines” that was used on the lists.
HARLEY NOSKER
Buchanan, Michigan
Editor’s Note — We will call upon our experts to make interpretat ion of the term. That would be C.J.Kurtz of the Lancaster Menno nite Conference Socie N. P. Somers of the Archives at Goshen College or Delbert Gratz of the Mennonite Historical Library at Bluffton College. We hope one of them will write.
Thanks for sending the key book lets to other Noskers who may be able to add to the list or help update the material . I have a few more of them if you should need them.
We will try to prepare the chart this winter as you sug gested for your next reunion.
EDITORIAL	.
Several ni’nonths ago, I accepted a one—year intership program at Kent State University which will not end until next June. Thus, my activit ies with the Nafzger Heritage News will be reduced to the role of ad visor with my wife Betty and daughter Kathleen running the show. I believe they will do a good job in continuing the newsletter for the next year.
We hope our readers will understand that we do not have the time to answer each letter we received as promptly as we should. Actually, we prefer to supply you with a short answer in the newsletter as It Is quite a saving in postage. Rember, the information is for the bene fit of cont the Nafzger Heritage for future generation so please keep 3ending the information. Eventually, we will have the in formation recorded in such a way that we can make a copy of a parti cular line and send it to any Nafzger living in the United States However, remember this concept is many years away. All of us are In yplved in a project which may take as long as ten years and it Is geared for future generations.
Added to some of the shortcomings which you may find when you write to me during the next year,very recently I discovered during a medical examination that I have a small health problem(high blood pressure. This finding will mean that I plan to reduce my various activities and hobbies in the future —— but the newsletter will continue.
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88 YEAR OLD LETTER WRITTEN BY A GREAT GRANDSON OF ULRICH NAFZGE REVEALS CONSIDERABLE HISTORY FOR THE 1975 NAFZGERS I
My grandfather came from Europe, from what part I do not know. His name was John Noftsker. He settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He set— tled in Lancaster County. Grandmother’s name I think was Farney. They had eight children, four girls and four boys. The names of the boys were John, and Henry(niy father), next was Mathias, then Joseph. The names of the girls were Anna, she died in in her teens, next was Katherine,then Barbara, then IEiizabeth John married and moved to Somerset County, Pennsy lvania Near Greensbur Pa. He had twelve children, nine boys and three girls. I never saw Uncle, as he left these parts perhaps before I was born. There are still, I think, three or four of the family. Katherine and Joseph I know are living near Greensburg, yet the rest are scattered over the western states. Uncle John was upward of 90 years old when he died. Mathias and Joseph died old bachelors, Aunt Katherine married Goerge Grove. She was the mother of Mrs. Keifer, now living in Sterling Illinois. Her brother was George Grove and is living in the same place. There are also two of Samuel Grove’s sons living there. The rest of the Grove family are nearly all living in LaGrange County, Indiana near Valen tine. James Clugson was married to one of the girls, David Grossmanto another. Aunt Barbara married a Stouffer. Her family are a dead except one daughter, who also married a Stouffer, now a widow living near Chamber sburg, Pennysivanja. Aunt Elizabeth married a Cline. The only member of her family left in these parts is Mrs. Kirchbaum of Chambersburg. John and Kate are living near Bloomington, Illinois. Each own a farm. Kate married a man, I think,by the name of Davidson. Her brother Nicholas Is in Oregon-has been there for thirty years. He visited us last winter. This is the history of father’s side of the house as far as I know.
My mother’s name was Zeigler, but I know of no connection on her side, but two or three families—- one a niece of mother’s married to a Brandt, anot]- her to a rliller, a daughter of whom those Nichols sprang in Chambersburgl Of the Brandts and Henrys, I know very little. In regard to the spelling of our name, my father spelled it as we do,but I see in several instruments of writing that the name is spelled different. I have a deed of convey ance of a farm to qrandfather in Lancaster County, dated 1773 in which the name is speliled Nofftsger.
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VOL. IV, No. 4
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
SEPTEMBER 1, 1975
LETTERS
My sister, Harrette Friesen, who lives in Seattle, seems to
nt be infected by the”bug,’ too. I vit- received a lists of Nafzgers,etc. ad- which she had found in some of
phone books in her area. I’ll in- the dude the names so you can check
them against your list.
to Meredith Runner wrote and sent we me a picture of Charles E Naftz— ger’s family. He indicated that
he knew little of the children. In my mother’s pictures I found a picture of Blanch Naftzger Ham— ti- ton, 1419 Grand Ave., Everett, tes Washington. I will also ask Harr— ette to check this name in the census records. I find in my notes from TALES OF THE OLD DAYS
te by W. E. Billings, published in 1 1926 by the North Manchester News a, JOURNAL, pg. 67, a note that says
Charles Naftzger moved to Sedro S Woolley, Wa., in l903(he was 77 in
in 1.926.
H Now for another matter. I have received DAR papers for John Wun derlich,father of Roseanna Wunder lich Miller(Mrs. Melichor. The
illers were parents of Ann Eve her Hower (mrs. Christian) par ts of Amelia Hower Naftzger Bon ewitz. Only in these papers the
e name is Johannes Wonderleigh, Jr., t- born 1733, in Whertenburg, Ger many and died In Carlisle, Penn— e sylvania. In this section on res eS idence it has listed Cumberland hen County. Place of residence dur sy- ing Revolution War was Carlisle. e Below this is written — Married S Maria Elizabeth Sickele, born
1737 and died, Carlisle in 1818. d Mrs. Anderson of Wabash, Indiana e has the name of John Wunderlick’s
as Siechle. She says they are pg buried in the Lutheran cemetery
in Carlisle. The DAR papers are traced through a sister of Rose H anna Wunderlich, Suzzanah.
b I have also received the death certificate for my uncle, Milton
B. Shafer. He was the son of David Elijah Shafer and Barbara
j	McKee)Shafer.	The date of
death is 1939. Burial in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis.
One other thing——if Kathleen were a junior when the first
issue of the HERITAGE NEWS was •blished, wouldn’t she be grad- ting this spring? I think we
need an updated report on her and
s what she is planning to do now.
MRS. A. T. GOOLD
I heard from Glenn Plantin. His mother was Edith Shafer. When her first husband died, she mar ried his brother. Edith’s father was Milton B Shafer, son of David Shafer and Barbara McKee Shafer. I discovered her mother was Clara Williams Shafer, who died in childbirth. Edith was raised in Novi,Michigan by her grandmother Mandamus Williams who came to Minneapolis in her teens with her father and his new wife,Sara Elizabeth Shafer.
That puts me right back in the Detroit-Plymouth—Northvil le area. I finally received an informa tion letter from the Wayne Coun ty, Michigan Clerk. It reported that Barbara Shafer’s parents were born in Canada — that Bara ara died of consuption. I want to locate her grave sol better move into Canadian records for more information.
Glenn Plantin also told me that his grandfather, Milton Shafer, and his second wife, Lib, had be sides the girls I knew about, Zetta(Mrs. Andrew Lundeen), Zada, and a son, Will. Will had two sons, Floyd and Arthelo and per haps a daughter.
I seem to be doing better on the Shafer-McKee line than I am on the Shafer-Naftzger line.Thanks for introducing me to the Hower history. Almost every time I get a letter, I find I can go to the book and double check or make some correction. Mrs. Wells sent me additional information on the Howers.
Editor’s Note - Thanks for the long list of addresses of Nafz gers from the Seattle area. It was nice of your sister,Harryette Friesen to collect them for us.
Blanche is the daughter of Charles E Naftzger. Charles was born in 1848, Wabash County, Ind iana. He was married in 1869 to Louise Ream(1850—1873).After her death, He married Effie Shellen barger. Children are Arthur,Ida, Beulah, Blanche and Ora. As you indicated, Blanche married a Ham— ton. Do you have the details of this marriage such as date,child— ren, Etc. Also, I do nit have the details of any of the other Children.
For an up-to-date report on Kathleen, she completed her first year of college this year. Like all proud fathers, I must mention that she hasn’t missed the Dean’s list as yet ——carries mostly A’s. She works part-time in the library (15-20 hours) a week since she started college. She is majoring In journalism. She corrects us more and more In our newsletter as I do not be lieve the style conforms to any thing found in the journalism books.But Dad and Kathleen still work together. In fact, another hobby of mine is the study of occupational trends in the U.S. Ohio and various counties which I have been following since 1950. She is taking my statistics and writing human interest stories about the growth and decline of the occupations as a guide for the youth to select a career.She
ANY NAFZGER DESCENDENT MAY WRITE FEATURE STORIES FOR THE NAFZGER
HERITAGE NEWS. BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH, SOMETIMES, IT MAY BE NEC-
TO EDIT BUT WE WILL TRY TO AVOID THIS PROCESS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE FEATURE STORIES TOO LONG.
Excerpts from three letters received from Mrs. A. T. Goold of Northfield, Minnesota will be found on this page.. She is a descendant of Jacob who landed in America in l750.Mrs. Goold is a conscientious worker in her effort to fill in some important missing links to Jacob’s line. She is making excellent progress. Because of her expertise in several ways that would benefit the News and that it would appear she enjoy writing let ters, we would like to have her write feature articles for the News. If the format of her letters is changed in a few ways, the articles and information would make excellent featured stories for the News. We hope she will accept. The same invitation is extended to any of our writers. Remember, the pay is low but we will do the best we can to stay afloat fi nancial ly.
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Enclosed is a check for sub scription for your interesting paper. I have enjoyed it. Could you help me find our line of Nafzigers? So far as I know my grandfather and his two bro thers were the only members of the family who came to the states. I have recently found this in formation from my grandparents’ wedding document in French.
From the parish of Rhoades, Thurs.
1870 December 29th
My great grandfather—Christian died at Pesholtz, Division of the parish of LAlligny on March 1869. His wife was Marie Kempf deceased in 1868.
my grandfather - Pierre Nafziger born at Kessing, living at Bach— els, division of parish of Rho des, 1844. His wife was Cather ine Belsly, daughter of Jacob.s
We know one of our grandfather’s older brother, Christian, born in 1837 came to the states-lived first at Chenoa, Illinois and then moved to Brook, Indana. My grandparents came to America in the early 1870’s and lived near Stanford, Illinois. They re turned to France, remained there about seven years and then lived near Metamora, Illinois. In 1895 the family moved to Goodland,Ind. Another of grandfather’s brothers Valentine, is to have come to come to Stanford, Illinois but we never been able to find anyone who knew him.
VIVIAN NAFZIGER Normal, Illinois
Editor’s Note
We did not have any trouble finding your line in our records. However, we do not have much de tails of the various members of the line. We hope you can pro vide us some data For example, Pierre(Peter) and CAtherine had a family consistinq of Madeline Helen, Valentine, Elizabeth, Peter, Joseph and Julia. Who did they marry? We need their birthdateS and dates of death if deceased. We have the in formation on your father, Peter Thank you for sending it to us a long time ago.
The second brother, Christian married Anna Esch in 1869.
CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN
Grave marker is being placed on the grave of our progenitor Matheis Nafzger,sometime in May. It will be on the private ceme tery plot where his wife and son Jacob, and his wife are interred We found a triangular field stone near Matheis wife’s marker
We don’t know if his body or only his field stone was moved from the gable end of the barn on the nearby farm where Matheis settled and died. We think when the original farm was sold Jacob had his father’s body moved to his farm.
The DAR chapter of Reading,Pa is placing this marker and dedi cating it in May.
Mrs. Hugh S. Fredericks
Williamsport, Pa.
Thanks so much for your kindness in sending up copies of your in teresting publication.It appears our file is now complete.
I am enclosing some information on the Nafzigers. Please let me know if I can be of any service to you in your fine work.
DELBERT GRATZ, Librarian
Mennonite Historical Library
Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio
Just a note to pass along a Nar zinger entry I found while doing research at a Genealogical Soc iety workshop.
Frank Naftzinger
Pvt. Co. B, 4th Regiment, Pennsyl vania Volunteer Infantry from Read ing, Died at Division Hospital, Gua— yama, Puerto Rico, 1898.
Mrs. K. H. Gilmore
Gainesville, Florida	-
CONTINUED FROM COLUMN ONE
(Vivian Nafziger)
Children are Peter, Christian, Helen(Nafziger)Lehe, Mary(Naf ziqer)Lehe. Mrs. Lehe sent us information on this line.She is Helen. We do not have the names of the children of Christian,Jr. We do not have any information on the third brother, Valentine. Also, we believe that there was at least one sister, Mrs.Joseph Rupp who did not emigrate to the states.
Can any of our readers help complete this family line.Please write.
Really have appreciated the July Heritage News and have spent a lot of time with it However, there are some gross errors in my irmiediate family. I have tried to locate these and am enclosing a sheet which points them out for you. To help keep things straight I have put in front of each name the number of his generation. Maybe this will help.
In August I hope to be spend ing several days in “Thun in Switzerland. I wondered if you might have for me some of the names of Nafzgers who might still be living in this vicinity. It would be interesting to me to identify with any of them.
GLETHA M. FISHER
North Manchester, Indiana
Thank you for keeping me on your mailing list. I wish I could come to Grafton to see you all.
FAYE FLAUGHER
Cincinatti. Ohio
In a few weeks I will send you a complete list of the descendants, as far as I have them, on the children of Eliza beth Noffsinger and Amos Cook.
Just in case that you should ever get any inquiries on the Puterbaugh—Butterbaugh line - I have been specializing on this line for several years and I will gladly try to answer any and all questions pertaining to them
WILBUR LINER
Portland, Indiana
In Vol. III, No. 3, July 1, 1975, I saw a cartoon by Naf ziger, arid a letter asking who he might be. He is Ed Nofziger (my cousin) son of Frank Nof ziger. Ed cartooned for the Saturday Evening Post for a number of years. At present he has a book sold at Lion Country Safari concerning the, animals there, supposedly. He has. worked in the Disney studios, has illustrated books, and pub lished a series of conservation books for the government.
LEONA NOFZIGER CONNOR
Seal Beach, Cal ifornaia
VOL IV, No. L	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	SEPTENBER 1, 1975
LETTERS
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is negotiating with a local Sun day Daoer for an article each Sunday which will carry her by line. I just looked around the room and counted 15 ribbons won with her Western oleasure horse. Montoya, which keeps her out of trouble on the weekends. I am glad you ask the question
A	because we never figure out who
is in charge of what as far as
the newsletter is concerned.
This summer, I am taking addit
ill ional work at Kent State Univer It sity which means that I am turn- to ing over most of the newsletter work to my wife, Betty. Betty
is a good organizer so I am al most sure she may end up “boss ing” the project for awhile.
I have completed the informa tion of the JacobEmanuel Nofsker family, to date.
In the News of March 1, 1975 you have a Civil War picture of Samuel Nosker. Could I have Mrs Coopers address?
Mrs. E.E. Mclntire
Holl idaysburg, Pa
We enjoy the Nafzger Heritage News very much. My husband is of the line of Peter Noffziger. The March issue prompted me to work a little harder. I am en closing the information as I re= ceived it from each family. My
husband is in the sixth genera tion. His father is William and his Grandfather Samuel E.
Mrs. Charles W. Naffziger Atlanta, Ill.
We received a nice letter with a completed information sheet from David J. Naffziger of Ana heim, California. David is a de cendant of Joseph Naffziger and Barbara Yancey who were born and married in Alsace—Lorraine but lived in Osage, Kansas after they emigrated to the U.S. David’s grandfather John was born on the high seas in 1840 as they sailed for their new home. John married Marie Roth.
There are many indications that this family will have a relation ship to J.S. Naffziger of Wheat— land, Missouri and founder of the Star Union Grist and Saw mills of Wheatland. J.S. Naffzi ger married Josephine Naffizger, a distant relative. He was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1820. His son, Christian and junior member of the firm was born in Waterloo Canada. This connect them to the Canadian Naffzigers but we cannot document the connection.
J. S. Naffziger was five years old when he landed- the family moved to Lancaster County, Penn sylvania arid then to Waterloo County in Canada. At 19 years old, he moved to New York State, married Josephine and they moved to Lee County, Iowa. In 1859, they moved to Hickory County, Missouri. Children are Catharine John, David, Daniel, Samuel, Ben jamin and Mary.
There are many,many more names and dates of children of the two lines that we have on file——and we need more to connect them.The families represents a very large line of Naffzigers in the west ern states but we have’nt been able to put it together. We be lieve Mrs. Curtis F. White, Jr., Box 366, St. John, Washington, Ezra Nafziger of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, Irma N Pritchard of Panorama City, 1022 Leisure way, Lacy, Washington and David may have the kind of information needed to place this line together.
I enjoy the NEWS very much as does my brother when he visits. Is it possible to send a sub scription to him? Send it to
Major Joseph E Naftzinger
4141 N Henderson
Allington, Virginia
Mrs. E. D. Conroy
Poughkeepsie, New York
IMPORTANT DISCOVERY
In July Heritage SN Garri D. Noftzger wanted to know the nat ionality of the Noftsgers. My Great grandfather Jacob Noftsger was born in Germany in 1813. My gr whose maiden name was Wien was also German.
Annie Orfield Allerton, Iowa
Editor’s Note
Annie Orfield’s letter is another ! important letter
which may lead to another break through regarding the early Naf zgers. Her grandfather Jacob was born in 1813 in GERMANY, which is a major clue. Jacob is not a son or grandson of any of
the early Nafzgers,Ulrich, Peter, Rudolph, Matthew(Mathias) or
Jacob, all who were in the U.S. 1750.
This clue(year 1813) introduces a new line of Nafzgers because until now -- we thought the next Nafzgers to come to the U.S. was Peter who entered in 1826. Thus, we must begin to trace this line by seeking the port of entry. I have checked passenger lists at Philadelphia, New York, Balti more, New Orleans, Boston, and a few others which were the major ports at the time. Somehow, I must have missed your Jacob who was born in Germany in 1813. Now, we have 22 different Naf zger families instead of 21 to placed together.
Our apologies for not sending you the information you asked for. Hope you had a nice time at the Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren at Dayton Ohio.
Ida E.Nafzinger Breindenbaugh passed away March 3, 1975.
Mrs. Lois R. Nafzinger
Earlsville, Md.
Enclosed please find a check for my subscription. I enjoy receiving the Nafzger Heritage. Please make the following ad - dition th the 9th generation of Peter Noffsinger
DOROTHY NOFFSINGER DETWILER
Kinsington, Kansas
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provided by Foster Naftzinger of Reading, Penn. on John, son of Matthew. After a close study of the division of Lancaster County we concluded the extra John Naf sker was the eldest son of Ui- rich. John, son of Ulrich, marr ied a Forney in 1795. Their children are John, Henry, Math- las. Joseph, Anna, Katherine (nofsker)Grove, Barbara(Nofsker) Stouffer and Elizabeth (nofsker) Cline. John, grandson of Ulrich, moved to Somerset County, Penn sylvania before it had been sub divided into smaller counties.
As indicated in the letter, he had twelve chlldren,nine boys and three girls. Five of the boys were identified in a fea tured article of the News in September 1974. We areilowly identifying the other four bro thers. As yet, we have received no information on the three dau ghters. Thus, it is our conten tion at this time that the Nofs— kers, Noffskers, Noskers family lines connect to tilrich who entered in 1751.
Henry Naftzker,anOther grandson of Ulrich married Catherine Zei gler. This opens up a new list of Nafzger descendants. The fol lowing list started by settling in Cumberland County, Pennsyl vannia. Most of the descendants moved westward especially to the Illinois area. Reme the list represents only the descend ants of Henry which have never appeared in the News before.
DESCENDANTS
The second discovery related to Ulrich Nafzger and the five Nofsker’s brothers featured in the September, 1974 issue of the ‘News”. Ulrich sailed for America in 1741 on the ship Marlborough from Rotterdam.
Mrs. Laura Clapper of Mansfield Ohio was the first Nafzger de scendant (although there were
others) who determined from Lan caster County,Pennsylvania court house records that his eldest
son was John Noisker. The name of his wife was Catherine who married Eronimiss Brewback after the death of Ulrich. Catherine and Ulrich also had a daughter named Magdalena. Minnie Louise Nofsker Lantow is credited with producing part of a letter that was written by her Grandfather Henry Nofsker, dated May 18th. in the year 1888, to Uncle John T.Nofsker of Rock Island,Illinois giving the history of the family. The reproduced letter appears on Page Two of this issue of the “
When Lancaster County was div ided into smaller counties,John the eldest son ended up living in Lebanon County, not far from from the descendants of Jacob who entered in 1750 lived. No matter how we pieced together Jacob’s family we came up with one too many John Nafzger for the date of about 1770. We tried to fit the extra John Nafzger in to Matthew’s line but this would not work because of information
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Your July, 1975 paper is of in terest to me as Osborne, Kansas was where my Uncle Martin Noff singer lived. There were nine children in the family and my father, William Albert was No. 2. He lived at Effingham and Golf before moving to San Luis Valley Colorado. The home place was at Center, Colorado which is where I was born. I am 71 years old and the only living member of his family. Ramona Armour, Dad’s youngest ister will be able to provide you more information on the Kans3s Noffsingers.
I just returned from old Mexico where I purchased a house in San Carlous close to Guaymus on the mainland in the gulf of Califor nia. Nafzgers can look me up in the winter months.
I suggested the Glacer basinin Estes park for the National Nafz ger reunion. Are we still going to have one.
RALPH L NOFFSINGER
Greeley Colorado.
Editor’s Note — Could you please send us Mrs. Armour’s address. We had planned to try to plan a Nafzger National Reunion dur ing the bicentennial year, but found our planning time to short. At first we cancel the idea but too many Nafzgers have been writing to you about it. I guess we will have to revive the idea and see if we can put to gether what may be the first national reunion in the country.
4th. GENERATION - Henry Noftsker, Jr and Catherine(Noftsker)Fo and others whose names are not known
5th. GENERATION
John Tritt Noftsker
Sarah( Noftsker)Markward
Mary E. Noftsker
Eme(noftsker)Vandersaul
William H Noftsker
David E Noftsker
George W Noftsker
Luther G Noftsker
Barbara Ellen Noftsker
Adda Serene Noftsker
Sarah(Fogelsoner)Snoke
Mary G. Fogelsoner
Jacob Edwin Fogelsoner
Son who died In infancy
David Albert Fogelsoner
Bertha(Fogel soner)Woodfron
6th. GENERATION
Lena(Markward)Hil ner
Edi th(Noftsker)Lavender
Grace Noftsker
Elizabeth Noftsker
John Noftsker
William Harry Noftsker
Anna (Noftsker) Klaus
Minnie(Noftsker)Lantow
Claire 1. Noftsker
Paul B. Noftsker
7th. GENERATION
Helen(Lavender)Detwiler
William L Lavender
Elizabeth Klaus
Mary(Klaus)Coyle
John B Klaus
Lucille(Klaus)Bruck
John W Lantow
Harriet(Lantow)Campbel
William Russel Noftsker
Florence(Noftsker)Magille
Paul J. Noftsker
Dorothea(Hilner)Brueninger
Howard K. Hilner
Patricla(Hil ner)Bigler
El izabeth Noftsker
Carol yn( Nofts ker )Seegar
VOL. IV, No.	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	SEPTEMBER 1, 1975
NEW DISCOVERIES ON EARLY NAFZGE CONT’D FROM PAGE ONE.
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L)ESCLND OF HLNHr NDFTShER GRANDSON OF ULRICH N
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Will jam ,: N
Ala’i Nft:ker
Wiiliam Harry Not t
iriinia(Klaus)Riondan
Jack Klaus
Robert Klau;
Mar Louis rlr
Charles Klaus
Lynn ( La n tow ) Rus sell
Sherry(Lant
Barbara Lantow
John Campbell
Lei A Campbell
Kenneth Magille
Kath M ille
PanielaNot t
Robert Coyle
James Coyle
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9th. GENERATiON
Marjorie Nc
Mary h iii
Mary	Jilek
Robert Jilek
I see in the July 1, 1975 Nafzger Heritage News that you plan to feature the Nafzigers line from the Hopedale, Illinois area.
I believe my husband, Dale is from that line. He is Dale Albert Nafziger.
Dale married Harriett Lenore Hires and we have a son, Judd
Allan Nafziger
HARRIETT NAFZIGER
Akron, Ohio
At Christiros time we received a letter from Mrs. Harold Short and she said you did not have in formation on my grandmother Schads family.
All I can give you is that her maiden name was Magdalena Nofziger and she Married Joseph Schad. She was born March 29
f 1840 and died November 7, 1905.
Joseph Schad was born October 13, l87 and died May 14, 1905.
MAY SCHAD
Normal, Illinois
HOPEu4LE NAFZIGERS
1EET	FiR
PEUN TON
•p people at our reurion at the Iiu e P rk .A n her ther e :res disappointment t yoj crOd not attend, Tho inttre in the qeneal — oqy cf tte Nafziqers were troly enthused at the charts. I will send the lirge one back soon.
e all eep he key -o let and use them for corrections and upda tin0.
CARROLL NAF
Minier, Illinois
Editors Note — -r do not need to return the chart so sane. You may he able to help roe by indica in pencil th corrections and up dating on the chart it elf.
I rave OU h info on the hey riqer fanii ly. Dewal t or Wal or Jovinier arrived on ne ship ‘Loyal u 3 iept l us t as Theohald k-hirier. Al I county hiotor an ket ries say Dewalt Novinqrr TI, h. 7 Feb 1737, was an only son ard that his two sisters married irien named Dubhs. Thio fnsiily Pt - tied Montqaoler’y County, Penn. Persistent stories of an unly son, that I have pursued, have several times turned out to be only partially true . . . meaning the only son of one wife.. .many times there are othe.r sono by another wife.
MRS. BRICE P SMITH, JR.
Kirkwood, Missouri
I see in the July 1, 197R NEWS that you featured the Nafziger line from Hopedale,Illinois area. I believe my husband, Dale is from that line. He is the son df Albert James Nafziger, born in 1879 and Minnie Danfortri Holland Nafziger (1884-1956) who lived in Washington, Illinois.
Dale Nafziger
Akron, Ohio
Editors Note- We will ask some of our Hopedale friends to answer and fill in other details for Dale. Please write and we will print the information in our next issue.
It is always a rlea,jre to receive from you issues o the Nafziger Heritage News. You are indeed making an excellent con tribution to not only this fan ly but also setting a style for newsletters that other finilies might well imitate.
If there is ever any aid that we can giv IO I your cciti Ii— uing work on this ftirIly hi please let uS know and we will be happy to cooperate.
DELBERT GRATZ, I.IBRARI/N
Bluffton College
My husband and I both •‘njoy the Nofzger News.
All of my husbands family is from Cob, and we are planning a family reunion there this sunroer
Tirs. Stanley C. Noffsinger Cypress, Cal ifornja
Do you possibly do other fain ily heritages? If possible, what intor-ration is neclel? I would very much lil hackccopies of the Nafzger Heritaje News pos sib 1 e.
MRS. ROBERT FARNER
Milford, Michigon
I am having some difficult, n gettir;q the En, and 6th. qen eration of a sister of ny grand father whose name was Catherine Nafziger. She married a Joseph Geriq of Indiana. They had 7 children; John, Joseph, Daniel Catherine, Elizabeth, Maria and Samuel Gerig. I need the names of their children and grandchild ren to complete my findings.
Thurlow H. Nafziger Toledo, Ohio
We enjoy News. Our information family line.
Mrs. W. Harry Noffziger LaVerne, Iowa
We look forward to receiving each issue and read it with in terest. Enclosed is a check for continuing subscription.
MRS. ELMER NAFZIGER
Springfield, Illinois
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Before I write information that you may have I will refer to the “ of the Nafzger Family in America by Glea Brown Richer I am refering to page 126, No.565 second generation of Peter Naf zinger, father of Moses Nafzing er,third generation No 567 and then my husband, Lewis Nafzinger fourth generation, No. 571 on page 127.
The two persons in No. 567 and the two in No. 576 were two cou ples that had a double wedding and lived to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary to gether.
Probably you will want names and dates from 1932 on until the present. Just let me know where you want to begin on updating this line and I will try to help you.
Only two Breidenbaughs married into the Nafzingers that are re lated to my husband.One of them had no children, the other was John Briedenbaugh who married Ida E Nafzinger and they had four children. I believe their old est daughter,Mrs. Martha(Dennis) Reed of Faliston, Maryland has sent you details on their line.
That would leave just the Isaac Hertzler’s descendants and John Mast descendants and John Naf zinger who married Emma Jane Young and moved to Kansas. His daughter, Alma Lydia Nafzinger, who married 0. S. Lauver and lived in Kansas.They had a fam ily of five children. I will write to Alma and see if I can get descendants of this line.
Her brother, Lewis married Elsie Hines and had one daughter I think Lewis died last year.
Let me know if you have in formation on the Kansas Naf zingers. I am enclosing the addresses of descendants of John Mast nd Vernon Hertzler so you can write to get infor on their family lines
Lois R Nafzinger
Earleville, Maryland
Editor’s Note-Thanks for all of the help. Please do write to the ones you know so well and I will write to the ones you suggested. I have Mrs. Richer’s book so I can follow your letter without any difficulty. I have had some correspondence with descendants of David Nafzinger, son of Peter who died at sea but very little
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It is amazing how that little newspaper pulled Nafzgers out of every nook and cranny across A — merica. Here are a couple clip pings on Dr. Nafziger and a poem. I think she is a student here at Elizabethtown College. The Etownian is the “college newspaper.
Several weeks ago I had the
records	of	Walmers Lutheran
Church.	It stands on the mdi—
antown Gap Military Reservation. In the burial records was this entry: 4 Jan. 1863 — Daniel Naf
tzinger.	He	was born 27 Dec.
1832 and died 1 Jan. 1863, en - tered by Rev. Wm. Gerhardt.
RAY J DIEFFENBACH
l izabethtown, Pa.
We had fully intended to go to the reunion for the clan that includes the Noffsinger people.
My husband was transferred by Navy Supply Center to Adak, Al as ka.
If there are any pictures or writeups would like them. I’ll wager it will be some gathering of the clans.
You might be interested to know I have been informed by several that a Noffsinger girl was indeed ma: to Aaron Burr
Mrs. Burr G. Noffsinger Bremerton, Washington
My family sand I have moved from Dedham, Mass. to St. Louis Missouri. Please send issues we may have missed.
Samuel M. Nafzger
St. Louis, Miss.
My sister Mrs. John Voelker let me read a copy of the “News” and I found it very interesting.
I am sending along the his tory of our family,most of which I rec’d. from Deli Davidson.
Mrs. Celia L. Ebert
Washington, Ill.
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with descendants of your line except for nice informative let ters from you and your son. Any help you can give updating this line of later generations will be greatly appreciated.
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I want to thank you for the Nafzger Heritage News. I didn’t know this was in operation.
My father, (Willis Siders Yoder) was an Oil “Wildcatter”. We were never near any of our peop’e in this part of
country. When I finally started to be interested in Geneaology I was surprised to find what a heritage I Had. I was lucky enough to flnd a old Hochstetler Family history and kind people who helped me, mainly Mrs.Rachel Kreider.
Mrs. Opal Yoder Coleman Hobbs, N.M.
P.S. Coleman was my maiden name— any relation? Betty
Enclosed find subscription to the Nafzger Heritage News.
SN. GARRI 0 NOFTZGER USN
3rd. Div. USS Ramsey FFG-2
F.P.O. San Francisco, Calif
96601
Keep the “News” coming. We enjoy it so much.
My husbands father was Alfred Nofziger from the Pettisville area. He married Mary Alta Garber from Stryker.
Mrs. James Nofziger
Edon, Ohio
The Nafzger Heritage News is most enjoyable. I have some in formation on the Noftsger line of which I am a part which my father collected from an old family Bible. When I have it sorted out, I will submit It to the News.
JOHN M NOFTSGER, JR.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
As I read the Newsletter the world see tobe getting smaller and smaller.
Stop in on your next trip to Illinois.
Wilmer A. Nafziger
Nafziger’s Garage
Grindly, Ill
Please find enclosed donation for the Nafzger Heritage News.
ZELMA WOODS
Navarre, Ohio
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rt	9 -	Nv name I	1 was horn in the ear	in the county of ____________ -
I ma’ riedUo of spouse) _________________________in the year in the county ot The names of mv children are:
i. Name	—-______________ _____________ -.. Name
(year arid county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
J	2. Nan	_____________________________________________	5. None _______________________________________________________
a	‘ear and C 01 birth)	(yeat and county of birth)
Y	- .a	——	6. Name
r	(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
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Nv Naf. parent’s name(father or mother) is:	horn in the year _________
County t irth	Nor ned (name of spuris in the year_______
County u marriage __________________________	Count of Residence_________________________
(If de Year of Burial+	Place of Burial______________________ _______
Brothers and Sisters of my Natzger parent (mother or father)
1. Name ________________________________________ 4. Name __________________________________________
(Year and county of birth)	&year and county of birth)
2. Name __________________________________ 5. Name
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
3. Name ________________________________________ 6. Name
)vear and count’; of birth)	(year and county of htrth)
Mv Nafzg grandparent’s name is _______________________________________born in the year ________
County of Birth ________________Married(name of spouse)_____________________ in the year ________
County’ of Marriage ___________________________ County of Residence ______________________________
(if deceased) Year of Burial _______________ Place of Burial _________ ________ _____
Brothers and sisters of my Nafzger grandparent:
1.	Name ________________________________________	4. Name
(year and county of birth)	.	(yr and county of birth)
2.	Name ____________________________________	5. Name _______________________________________
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
3.	Name _____________________________________	6. Name _________________________________________
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
Mv Nafzger great grandparent’s name is	.	born in the year ________
County of Birth __________________Narried(name of spouse) in the year _________
County of Marriage ________________________ County of Residence _____________________
(if deceased) Year of Burial _______________	Place of.Burial___________________________
You can contact the family historian by writing ________________________________________________
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When the Nafzger Heritage News moved to the subscription basis, we granted all donors of Nafzger material and/or money to keep the News operating the first couple years a free subscription for
one year. Subscriptions will be coming due January 1, 1976 for many Nafzger subscribers.We will enclose a reminder with the next issue of the News for those who may have forgotten the date. The News is working out much better on the subscription basis because of the reduced postage and T costs. Subscription price for the NEWS is five dollars(5.0O) a year.
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Enclosed is a check for sub scription to the News When you reprint back issues this summer I would appreciate receiving
back issues as follows:
DAVID L COCANOWER
Phoenix, Arizona.
Editor’s Note — Sorry, but it would appear that we will not be able to have the reprints for you unless we take the issues you want and have them Zerox. Please write and let us know.
I have a William Smith who married I believe Elizabeth Nof fsinger, Belmont Co.
You said you had a lot of material on one of Elizabeth’s brothers, John. Is he the John Noffsinger who married an Eliza beth Simmons Jan 6 1805 in Mont gomery, Co. These people hit’ a son, Samuel Noffsinger.
In Vol. -No 1, page five, 2nd generation, who Is that Mat thlas Naftzinger? When was he born?
MRS. GLENDORA REYNOLDS
Garden Grove, Cal.
Enclosed Is a donation to help with the expenses of the News.
Although my husband pass May, I still enjoy reading about the Naftzingers.
FLORENCE NAFTZINGER DEAM
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
are enjoying the News very Would so like to come to
some time. Hope we’ll be
MRS. CECIL V REESER
Albany, Oregon
Our son, Norman L. Noffsinger sent us a copy of “The Nafzger Heritage News. Our daughter, should be listed as, Sharon A. Noffsinger(Clark). She has three daughters who would be of the 9th generation of Peter Norsker.
Mrs. Lyle B. Noffsinger Grant, New Mexico
Frederick Nofsger and Susanna
Henry Nafager and Margaretha
anuel Nafzger and Eva
Samuel Stafager and Eva
Emanuel Nofsger and Sophia
Currently I am assembling data on the descendants of Henry Peter Hertzler, son of Fannie Nafzinger and Issac D Hertzler, grandson of Peter Nafzinger and Lydia Yoder. So far I have re ceived information from 22 fam ilies, which includes married children and grandchildren of Henry Hertzler and Anna L Shenk.
We would like a subscription to the Nafzger Heritage News.
BETTY NAFFZIGER Alma, Michigan
Date of Birth
1/16/1820
1/12/1824
1/8/1826
11/16/1828
4/17/1831
We
much.
Ohio able to.
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WE NEED HELP
ROBERT NOFZINGER — who married Elizabeth Hulterman in 1848 in Akron, Ohio. LEONARD NAFTZGER — who settled in Seneca County, Ohio in about 1840 after
living in Stark County for about five years.
PHILLIP NOFTSKER — who is listed in Census as living in Howard ufltv, md.
HENRY NOFTSICKER — who was living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1790.
JOHN NOFTSCUR — who was living in Bedford County, Pennsylvania in 1790.
JACOB NOFTSGER — married to Abigail — was born in about 1775 — settled in Clermont County, Ohio
CHRISTIAN NAFTZINGER - who settled in Tuscaraus County, Ohio in 1814.
DAVID NOFFSINGER — married to Polly Horn and lived in Botetourt County,Va.
Cather
NOFSGERS listed in the Protocol Book — Penna Creek Lutheran Church, Penn
Parents	Child
Catharine
Jacobus
John
Jacob Henry
John Henry
CHRISTIAN NOFFSINGER — born in 1768 - married Elizabeth and lived in Bot— tourt County, Virginia — is buried at Dadeville
Cemetery.
HENRY NOFSGER — born in 1852 near Shanesville, Ohio and died in 1901. He is buried near Rogersvil],e, Ohio.
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