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VOL. IX,No. 4
FALL ISSUE 1980
JOSEPH NAFFZIGER OF CANADA
From Jim and Mary Helen(Naffziger)Hook
Recently, while visiting Germany, we were fortunate in finding Hof Ilibach. The Baron still lives there, but not as owner. He is able to continue to live there through the generosity of the pre sent owner of the farm. Part of the buildings have been converted to apart- ments. There are also many horses in some of the more recently build barns. I suspect it is a “horse boarding” arrange.- ment.
We also visited Ueberau. It too is a most exciting and interesting little vil lage. Very picturesque, rustic and authentic - no tourist intrusions.
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We were honored and pleased to have had Gerhard and Edeltraut of Stockdorf, Germany visit our home in Grafton. They are a very charming couple and we did enjoy the time spent with them. very much. Their stop at Grafton was near the end of a very extensive tour of the United States. They had plenty of experiences to relate to us about their trip. We hope they decide to return to the states very soon.
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(We are impressed with the work complet ed by L. Earl I4affziger of Saskatchewan, Canada. Now we have information on
a Naffziger family line which we did not know much about. The following article is the story of the Joseph Naffziger fam— ily line as sent to us by Earl).
Joseph Nafziger was born on April 2, 1808 at Weidesheim, Canton of Rohrbach, Moselle, France. His parents were Jean Nafziger and Catherine(Gingrich)Nafziger On March 19, 1834 at 8 o’clock in the morning he was married to Barbe Janzi at Hambourg-hauf,canton of St.Avold,fourth arrondissiement (district or ward), Mos elle, France. At the time of this marr iage, Joseph’s father was 55 years old, a miller, living at Brandelting, town- ship of Grosrederching, canton of Rohr bach, arrondissement of Sarreguemines, Moselle with his wife Catherine who was 54 years old.
Barbe Janzi was born October 7, 1804 at Picard, township of Na near Saarlouis (Prussia). Her parents were Michel and Barbe (Neyhauser) Janzi who were both deceased at the time of the marriage. Her father died on July 25, 1833 and her mother died on August 18, 1833. Her parents both died at the mill called Paulvermuhl, a part of the town- ship of Hombourg-haut. Joseph and Barbe were living there at Paulvermuhl at the time of their marriage. Barbe Janzi’s grandfather was also named Michel Janzi He had died at the farm of Belgrade in the township of Bistrost. She also had a brother named Michael Janzi who, was 39 years old when he was a witness to barbe’s marriage. Barbe’s grandfather, Michel Janzi, died on March 18, 1834.
COMMENDATION
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Inflation has caught up with the Nafzger Heritage News. We have been hit with some operating losses for several years. The first issue of the News was published in 1973.Donations were accepted as the only method of supporting it. In 1975, we moved to a subscription basis-- subscription price being $5.00 a year. We have never raised the price because our hope was to reach more Nafzgers. In the meantime, the cost of stamps, paper, printing, etc. has been skyrocking. For example, I believe stamps were three cents when we began publishing.
The recent retirement of the editor and the reduced income means that we can no longer afford to donate over a thousand dollars each year to the cause. We have several options.
We can turn over the operation to some- one who is interested in our heritage and can afford the hobby. A second option is to riase the subscription price.The third option is go go out of business. Begin- fling next issue, we will riase the sub- scription price to eight dollars a year. If this move fails to bring the publica tion out of the red, the other two opt- ion will be considered.
Because of the large amount of copy provided in the last issue of the News by our German Cousins. The Familien Rundbrief will not appear with this issue. The copy provided by our German friends was such that we did not want to divide the material over two issues and we thought it would be more val uable and informative as one article. Therefore, we reduced the copy we had from our American Nafzgers so that we could print this very important German information on the Nafzgers in one issue.
Gerhard and Walraud Nafziger of Germany are planning a visit of the U.S.A. in the summer or the autum of 1981. Their plans are to tour the cou ntryside, National Parks and canyons, and do a lot of visiting with the Nafzi gers in the U.S.A. They have four weeks for the visit.
Gerhard’s great greatfather birthplace was Hof Oberglattbach of Weilburg Hes sen. He has more information on his family line which he will send to us.
Gerhard is 50years old and his wife is 46 years old. They have three child- ren; Reiner, 25, daughter Angelika, 24, and son Klaus, 21 years old. Rudolf Nafziger of Ludenscheid is his brother. Gerhard lives at Neukirchen.
If you are interested in the Gerhard Nafzigers visiting your home next sum- mer, now is the time to write to him so that you will come to know each other better. Also, it will mean that Gerhard can plan his trip.better. You can write to Gerhard by using this address.
Gerhard Nafziger
Hassel berg
3579 Neukirchen
West Germany.
PUBLISHED EVERY MARCH JULY, SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE - FIVE DOLLARS YEARLY
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THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS 1 20 EDGEWOO DF
GRAFTON, OHIO 44044
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
CLAIR NAFTZGER
KATHLEEN NAF’TZGER
BETTY NAFTZGER
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $5.00 yearly Published quarterly
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Riley Brown on their 50th. wedding anniversary May 12, 1980. Mrs. Brown is a frequent
*riter to the News and a descendant of of Rudolph Noffsinger who landed in Amer— ica in 1749.
Our thanks to Thurlow Nofziger of Toledo, Ohio for considerabl.e updated material on the John Richer family line. John Richer married Magdalean Nafziger in Wayne County,Ohio and is the daughter of Christian Nafziger-Nofziger(l777_l849) who married Catherine Schantz.
0 THE GERMAN TRIP
OF MARY CHASE
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I spent ten fantastic days with our German Nafzigers, and such a marvelous reception from each and everyone. I ended my trip with 10 days with the Kinsinger relatives in Bebeisheim.
My first stop was the Julius Nafziger home at Wiesbaden-Schierstein. His wife Hannelore, and children, Andrew 23, Mar— gret 19, and twins, Rene and Richard 15, were most gracious. Julius’s sister Elenore, and brother, Helmut, live in Wiesbaden and farm their family homestead, where my friend and I stayed overnight. What a marvelous place Elenore called their uncle, Werner Nafziger at Hof Ober gladbach and they invited me to their home. I went several weeks later. They said,Dr. Helmut Nafziger was their uncle, but he is a cousin of Werner’s.I visited him later also. Grete Nafziger at Frank- enburg is their cousin. Elenore also called Gerhard Nafziger at Stockdorf and they invited me to visit. They wrote me but I had left the states before the let- ter arrived.
In the Munich suburb of Gauting, are four Nafziger families — 4 brothers, Hermann, Heinrich, Richard and Rudolf. On the way to Gauting, I learned Stock- dorf was the suburb just before Gauting. I had looked up the phone numbers in the Munich book.b but which one should I call? Fortunately, I picked Rudolf’s home as his daughter was the only one who could speak any English. Inge met me at the train about 4 hours later. I met a very attractive,blond,petite women. Rudolf is deceased, but Magdalena lives with Inge and her husband,Emud Sebastian and their 2 1/2 year old son.He is a bus- inessman. Inge took me to meet Martha the wife of Herman who is deceased, and the parents of Gerhard. I also met Mar- garet, Herman’s wife, Ramona, Rudi’s wife but did not get to meet the sister, Christa who lives at Stockdorf
We then visited Heinrich and Elsa, who volunteered to take me to Fus sen and Garmish on Friday. They asked a former employ of their clothing store to go along as she spoke some English. We had a delightful day visiting castles, eat- ing, visiting their friends on a farm
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Elsa’s daughter, son-in-law and their two children, a son 6, and a daughter 3, lives with them. She also has a son. Be- side the four brothers, are three sisters Elsa who has four children; Frieda who has two daughters; and Marian who had no children.From here, we went to Stockdorf to meet Gerhard, Edeltraut and their two sons, Stefan 12 and Klaus 9. She and I spent a lovely day in Munich.
From Munich I went to Koln to meet R. Helmut Nafziger, but he wasn’t home Sun— day. I called Werner Nafzigers east of Koblentz and visited them in the after— noon. His daughter, Helga, and grand- daughter, Gertrand, 16, met me at the train. This farm of about 125 acres has been in the Nafziqer family since 1818. Werner and his wife, Liesel, live there with his unmarried sister Kathe, their daughter, Helga, and her husband Erik Koch, and their five children, Kristin, Gertrand, Dorette, Simone, and Charles. They milk 20 cows so we had fresh milk with our meals. They also have some pigs and ducks. Werner makes schnappes and Erik does a lot of hunting deer and wild boars, which they said the meat was very good. Gertrand spent six weeks visiting Helga’s sister and family in Jakarta, Indoneasia, and is planning to be in Canada this fall for three months as an exchange student. She didn’t think she would be able to get to the states.
Rudolph Nafziger of Ludenscheid was my next stop. He is a teacher in the voc ational school. His wife, use, is very attractive, and they have three children, a daughter Ulrike 20, and two sons, Volker 17 and RoTf 14.
Dr. Helmut Nafziger, a chemist, lives in Bensburg Near Koln. He has been in the U.S. as he has a niece near Chicago. He made copies of family tree information he had on some of my families that was found in some books he had on hand.
Herman Guth of Saarbrucken was my last stop of Nafzigers. He is a former banker and has done much work on our family tree. He has worked closely with Margaret Oyer of Gibson City and the Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society at Normal, Illinois. They took me to Bebel sheim for my visit with my Kinsinger re latives.
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L e I I e F S,’
The temporary job of district manager for the 1980 U.S. Census has ended for Clair Naftzger, editor for the News. He has accepted another temporary job with U.S. Congressman Donald Pease.
- NAFZGER HERITAGE
Ray J. Dieffenbach of Elizabethtown Pennsylvania reports that according to book #158, State Library at Harrisburg, Maria Werner, wife of John Naftzinger, born Jan 22, 1815, died Dec. 8, 1892. John Naftzinger, husband of Maria Werner born Jj.ily 15, 1812, died July 19, 1885. The burials are at the Ziefried Church Cemetery that now belongs to the Luther- an and Reformed Church in Maxatawny town- ship.
There is a daughter listed on pg. 37 of this same book. Sarah Anna, daughter of Johann and Maria Naftzinger, born Oct. 29, 1847, died Nov. 14, 1862, buried at the Hottenstein graveyard.
( On Page 1 7 - Charles Naftzinger son of Willoughby and Kittay A Naftzinger, born Nov. 24, 1887, died Feb 9, 1907.
On Page 17 - Elisabeth Kreitz, wife of
George Kreitz, daughter of Henry and
Margaret Naftzinger, born Dec. 7, 1800,
died Nov 21, 1873.
All the Naftzingers listed in this book are descendants ot rlattnew-Natriias f’laft zinger who landed in America in 1749.
NAFZGER HERITAGE
We are in receipt of a nice letter from Eldon Naffziger of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Eldon enclosed a lot of good material on his family line.Eldon’s family line connects to the Nafzger line we have commonly referred to as Peter of Ueberau. It was Peter of Ueberau that was the beginning of the line in the U.S. Since, we have taken that line back sev eral more generations in Germany and now trace it to Johann Peter Nafziger (1755- 1805)of Hofbestander zu Ueberau, Germany. He married Anna Barbara Unzicker (1757- 1797). We will print the material sent to us by Eldon in the next issue of the News He has some very good material.
Recently, Eldon retired from teaching in the Chicago City Colleges. His re— tirement appears to have gone the way I know some other retirements have de veloped. He has accepted a job with the Blue Ridge Technical Colleges to teach in their Business Department.
Our thanks to Chelsea Cooper of Lake
Station, Indiana. She invited us to the
8th.annual Nosker reunion held on July
13th. at the Dunning Park in Iroqouis,
Illinois. Our thanks to Chelsea for
this invitation.
We were sorry to learn of the death of the two sisters, Zenna Wiltermobd of Oregon and Edna Anderson of Chdcago. As near as we can determined, it would appear that Chelsea, Zenna and Edna are descendants of Ulrich Nafzger who
landed in America in 1742.
Letters,
Recently, I received a copy of the News from my brother Dr. Helmut Nafziger We both are highly interested in this “family-magazine”. As children, we us- tened with interest and fascination to the tales of our aunt Jacobine Nafziger from Hof Obergladbach, near Aumenau/Lahn. She died in 1954 at the age of 89 years.
Would it be possible for my brother and myself to attend the Nafziger family reunion of Hopedale, Illinois which has been planned at the Hopedale Park. If so, who would I contact for arrange- ments? As I have a daughter living at Barrington Hills, Illinois, we would stay at her home and drive to the meet ing at Hopedale Park.
At the same time, I would like to provide you my address for any possible visitors from the U.S.A. or Canada. In my house I have accomodations for 2-4 visitors.
I am 7q\ years old, widow, six children living in various parts of Germany ex cept for the daughter in Illinois. Bad Harzburg is a spa, situated at the foot of the Hars mountains, about 2300 inhabitants.
Enclosed are two picture postcards and a recent picture of myself.
Else Just Nafziger
Bad Harzburg, West Germany
Editor’s Note: Immediately, we telephoned Carroll Nafziger of Hopedale to make the arrangements requested by Else. Unfortu nately, a mixup in flight reservations prevented Helmut and Else from attending the reunion. Their trip to the U.S.A. was re-scheduled for a later date.
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Continued JOSEPH NAFFZIGER
Barbe Janzi did not know any of her other grandparents. Barbe’s father had been a miller as had Joseph’s father and Joseph was also a miller.
Joseph and Barbe Nafziger left France in 1840 with their three children and arrived at New York City with a fourth child. The family did not stay in New York but continued on to Ontario, Canada near Toronto.The family lived in Ontario about ten years and three more children were born there. About 1850 or 1851 the family moved from Canada to Lee County, Iowa where Joseph was engaged in farming. The family next moved to near Melvern, Osage, Kansas in 1868. Barbe(now Barbara) died sometime between 1870 and 1880 and is buried in the Melvern cemetery without a tombstone. Joseph Nafziger (now Naffzi ger) died in 1882 and is also buried at Melvern but with a tombstone. The family was Mennonite and their family records
were written in German. Children are:
l.Catherine Nafziger, born near Paris,
France on April 21 , 1834. She married Jacob Roakey (or Rocke) January 24, 1859, in Lee County, Iowa. The Roakeys moved to a farm near Melvern, Kansas in the Fall of 1870 where they lived out their lives. Catherine died on January 9, 1923. Jacob Roakey was born May 4, 1824 in Wur tenburg, Germany. He came to America with his parents when he was ten years old and settled first in Ohio and later in Iowa. He joined the Amish-Mennonite Church when he was 17 years old. He died in Kansas in 1906. They had six children, two of which died in infancy. Joe moved to Idaho. John, Sam and Mary , (Mrs. Samuel D. Weidrich) remained at Melvern, Kansas.
2. Magdalena Nafziger, born in France, on January 10, 1836. She married Jacob
Kauffman on November 4,1862 in Lee County Iowa. They went to Melvern, Kansas with the Naffziger family on January 14, 1875. Joseph Naffziger,Sr. transfered his land to Jacob Kauffman. The Kauffmans went to Washington territory about 1878 and lived in Whitman County for several years. When and where they died is not known. Their children are Joseph, John, Daniel , Jacob, Jr., Maddied (who married Lou Roulet) and Samuel.
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3. Michel Nafsiger, born January 6,
1836 in France. He was not living with the Naffziger family in 1860. Family tradition is that he died young of typ hoid fever. Also records show that Anna Wiedrich, his sister-in-law married a Nafsiger and they moved to California This author has not discounted the possi bility that it may have been this Michel.
About 1845 the spelling of the name was changed from Nafziger to Naffziger.
4. Johannes Nafziger)John Nafziger), born March 20, 1840 at sea before arriv ing in New York City. He married Mary Roth who was born in Ohio about 1844. John and Mary Naffziger were living near Joseph and Barbara Naffziger in Osage County, Kansas in 1870. They went to Idaho or Washington. This author has no information about descendants or where they died or are buried.
5. Jacobina Nafziger (also called (“Bena” and Phoebe) born March 18, 1842 near Toronto,Ontario,Canada.She married Joseph.Wiedrich on February 23, 1864 in Lee County, Iowa. They lived in Illinois and Missouri before moving to Melvern, Kansas about 1868. In 1880 they moved to Whitman County, Washington. In the fall of 1880, Joseph Wiedrich died and was buried in an unmarked grave near Ewartsville, Whitman, Washington. This gravesite has béén farmed over and no longer be located. Jacobina died Sept- tember 28, 1917 at Garwood,Kootnal,Idaho and was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery. Rathdrum, Kootenal, Idaho. Their child— ren are:
(1) Joseph W. Wiedrich, born January 31, 1864 in Illinois, He married Rosa Ann “Rhoda”Zornes on October 16, 1885 at the Baldwin House in Colfax,Whitman,Washing ton. Joseph and Rosa located on Badger Mountain, 10 miles south of Waterwide in Douglas County, Washington about 1891. Joseph died April 24, 1897 and is buried at Badger Mountain Cemetery.
(2) Helena Wiedrich, born January 20, 1867 at Macon, Missouri. She married John Henry Zornes at Viola, Idaho. She died on February 14, 1932 in Colfax, Whitman, Washington and was buried on February 1932 at Wjnona,Whitman,Wash inqton.
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— Letters — ‘
We have a nice letter from Ben Nefzger of Rock Island, Illinois. It is not the first time that we have heard from a Nefzger wondering if there is a connect- tion to our name. Ben sends us a rather
extensive history of his line tracing it back several generations. We have studied the information and cannot make any connection. There appears to be a numer of Nefzgers in Germany and at one time, Rudolph Nafziger of Ludenscheid in- cluded the spelling in his list of Germ- man spelling of the name. Perhaps, some of our German Friends can write and let us know about the Nefzgers in Germany.
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JOSEPH NAFFZIGER OF. CANADA *************
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.. (3) John Wiedrich, born about 1869 in
. Kansas. He died unmarried about 1891 in
Whitman County, Washington and was bur led beside his father in an unmarked grave near Ewartsville, Whitman,Washing ton.
(4) Simon Wiedrich, born May 2, 1875 at Melvern, Osage, Kansas. He married Geo rgiana Adaline Zornes at Wenatchee, Che lan, Washington on January 2,l901.Simon died February 1, 1966 at Spokane, Wash- ington and is buried at Winona, Whitmen.
(5) William Wiedrich was born March 5, 1877 at Melvern, Osag Kansas. He marr ied to Cordelia Ellen Burns on February
1, 1905. William died June 16, 1966 and is buried at LaCross,Whitman,Washington.
6. Christian Nafziger, born October 30,
1844 near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He came to Kansas with his father in 1868. In 1870 he went to Texas where he re mained four years and then returned.to
Kansas. Next he went to New Mexico and later to Colorado, then back to Kansas. On May 3,1878,he started for Washington with a wagon train. He settled at Alo mota, Whitman, Washington. He married Paulina Fordemwalt on November 14,1889 in Colfax, Whitman, Washington. They had one daughter named Pearl Irma(Mrs. W
H. Pritchard). Paulina was born in 1856 and died in 1934. Christian died on Nov ember 16, 1936 at Pullman. Both Paulina
and Christian are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Pullman,Whitman,Washington.
We indicated in previous issues of News that we would have some reprints of some photographs taken by Jim and Mary Helen(Naffziger) of Hammon, Indiana. Re- cently, they visited Illbach and Ueberau, Germany and sent us some beautiful photos of the two places where Nafzigers once
lived.	They are nice photos but un
fortunately, we have experience consider- able difficulty in getting a good half- tone for the offset process. Our photo grapher tell us that there isn’ t enough contrast for the process. For now, we have been stopped from carrying through with this promise. Hopefully, we can find another photographer who will be able to prepare at least a few of them for you.
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7. Barbara Naffziger, born March 18,
1846 in Canada. She married Joseph M. Wagner or Wagler on March 21,1867 in Lee County, Iowa. They did not move to Kan sas. They lived in Pulaski, Davis, Iowa. Their children were: Nancy, John, Simon Lydia, Elizabeth and Magdalena and Reb becca(Mrs. Summers) and possibly others.
8.	Joseph F. Naffziger was born on
April 3, 1848 in Canada. He did go with his father to Kansas. He married Carol- Mosier on September 2, 1876 in Kansas. Caroline was born on May 3, 1855. Her parents were Frederick and Dora Mosier. Joseph and Caroline came to Whitman Cou nty, Washington in 1885 or 1886. They had five children: Joseph F. and C. Enos both lived in Colfax,William H and Mill— ard A.(married Laura Maude Hoffman) ,both lived in Pullman and L. Earl who lives at Saskatoon,Saskatchewan, Canada. Caroline died January 17, 1899 and was buried at the Guy Cemetery, Whitman, Washington, In 1904 Joseph maI again, this time to Mrs. Eleanor Inman who was born October 3, 1856 and had been married to William Inman(l843-l893). Joseph died on April 3, 1933, his 85th.birthday. He was bur— ied beside Caroline at the Guy Cemetery. Elenor died September 12, 1945 and is buried beside her first husband at Col fax, Washington.
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— Letters
Just received The Nafzger Heritage News. Enjoy the Familieu Rundbrief. I am not sure if you can read the old Ger— man script or the printed German so I will give you briefly what it contained. The first part is about William Penn’s visit to Aizey in August 1677. While there he did some recruiting for his Pennsylvania inKriegsheim. He won over some Mennonites, also in Flombarn among the Quakers, a family by the name of Pannebecker(the name means a baker that bakes with pans). A son of Henrick Panne— becker(1674 came to America and received 170 hektars of land near Phila delphia. One of his descendants is the historian and governor of Pennsylvania, Samuel Pennypacker(1843—l916) and men- tions the book “The Settlement of Ger mantown, Pennsylvania”, 1899 and 1970 reprinted in this book. It states that Pennypacker visited Worms, Kriegsheim and Flombarm on August 2 1677. Penn left Frankfurt and went to Kriegsheim, but he was denied to preach. A wagon load of Quakers from Worms rushed to his aid and he was allowed to preach. Then he went to Mannheim on August 26, 1676. He went six English miles from Worms and preached to a gathering in a stable for five hours at which time an official was listening behind the door and reported that he preached no hers The author poses the question—where was that place? He draws a circle of 10 kilomenters and you will be in the area of Monsheim, Niederflors}’réim and to the north of Iber sheim and according to the Pennypacker book, he held two more meetings most likely at another place.
From other books we know that Penn spoke no German and so it figures he had an interpreter. He generally went to an area where there were Quakers or Menno nites and the names of the towns where they were found in 1664. Then, it gives the story of how Penn got the land to repay a debt to his father by the King nd that 100,000 came from the area sur rounding Flmback(Palatines) and their descendants today number about 25 million and descendants of German immigrants about 8 to 10 million.
RAY J. DIEFFENBACH
El izabethtown, Pennsylvania
0 THE GERMAN TRIP 0
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I felt it was a great priviledge to visit in so many homes of our German cousins and have these new experiences. One misses so very much being unable to communicate in German, but I was fortu— nated in that either the wife, grandchild or friend could speak English. While we were unable to establish any direct re lationship, most of them have worked on their family trees.
MARY CHASE
Portland,_Indiana Letters—
We were sorry to learn of the illness of Arthur Goold, husband of Betty Jane Goold. Arthur suffered a severe heart attach on March 24th. He was in the hos pital for three weeks. Now he is doing fine and we hope that he will be well an traveling around the country again. Betty Jane is a frequent writer to the News.
We received several nice telephone calls from Ray Noftsger of Washington D.C. Ray has traced his line back to a Jacob Noftsger. This Jacob is the one that we believe entered the U.S. in about 1810 but we have been unable to identify the port of entry.
— — NAFZGER HERITAGE
Our thanks to Mrs. Marjorie Gautsche of Archbold, Ohio for a very interesting letter. She is a descendant of Christian Nafziger-Nofziger(l 777-1849) who married Catherine Schantz. Hefirst settled in Wayne County, Ohio. Shortly after, his children are foundin Fulton County,Ohio. She relates a story i her letter that we hadn’t heard before.Christian Nofziger when fleeing from authorities found re fuge under a bridge. He escaped because spider webs hid him as he lay along the board of the bridge. It is the type of story that is often handed down from gen eration to generation. It is such an un usual one that I doubt if it would be one that a person would make up so there is apt to be an element of truth to it. Usually, some foundation of truth can be found in such stories that are handed down from generation to generation.
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Front row - L to R. Glenn Nofsinger, Elizabeth(Plank-Nofsinger)Blough, Roy Nofsinger
Gladys Nofziger and Iris Nofziger? Second row, Jesse Keim, Magdalena(Nofsjnger)Kejm.
Ruth Nofziger and Lucinda(Keim)Nofsinger: Back Row, Belle(Robinson)Nofsinger.
Vernon Nofsinger, Frank Nofsinger, Christian K. Nofsinger and Ira Nofziger. Mr
Picture taken in 1912.
MARRIAGE RECORDS
Ruth Anne Naftzinger and Ronald P. Rhoads were united in marriage at Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Ruth Anne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Naftzinger of Port Clinton Pennsylvania.
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
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More Letters . .
Our thanks to Schuyler Brossman of Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania for the clippings from the local newspaper of Nafzger happenings. Schuyler must read every inch of many newspapers to be able to send us so many items. Our thanks to Schuyler for his fine effort.
We are in receipt of a nice letter from Jean Rupp Harris of Chula Vista, California. She is a descendant of Christian Nafziger-.Nofziger (1 777-1849) They are planning a trip to Germany some- time this summer. Upon their return, we hope they will write and tell us of their experiences.
I would like to trace the Bradford Noffsinger family line back to Peter but I have no further information to go on and would appreciate any information you might have from this point back. I have enclosed an information sheet. If you need more information on anyone on this list I have lots of dates which I did not enclose.
TERRY L. KYSER
Akron, Ohio
Grafton, Ohio 44044


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