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VOLO VII, No. 3	SUMMER — 1978
THE NOFTZGERS OF SOMERSET COUNTY
married Anna Nancy Boone who ws born in 1751 and died in 1829. Because of the
The feature in this issue of the News is John Napziger-Nophziner-Noptzinger. He
1751 birthdate of his wife, we can assume that John must have been born in the
‘s-sfl	1750-1760 period. John died in 1813 and is buried at the Somerset township,
ment in this issue of the News for our readers to study to see if they can help us
Somerset County, Pennsylvania. We have reprinted a copy his last will and testa
_.. -. —	make clear identification of this John Napzinger. As can be read in his will, children
must have been Henry, Nancy and Cathrine. Two of the children, Nancy and
-	Cathrine who were under the age of fourteen years when he died.
Our very small amount of informa
RUDOLPH	OF	WEST GERMANY WRITES	tiononfile onthisparticularNafzger
line would lead us to assume that he
must have been either the son or
We followed the suggestion of M. A. Schwalm of Lyndhurst, Ohio and sent a letter to	grandson of one of the early Nafzger
Rudolph Nafziger of West Germany. Rudolph responded promptly and supplied us	(Ulrich-Matthew-Rudolph-Peter and
with som information he ahs on our Nafzger cousins in Eroupe.	a c 0 b)
Rudolph writes “I can trace back my ancestors only to 1 780, when a Peter Nafziger	to have landed in Americal in 1 741,
came from Windstein near Weibenburg (French-Wissenbourg/Alsace). As I learned	1 749, and 1 750. We can account
from Ernst Nafziger, Stausteiner Hot near Zweibrucken, there is still a concentration of	for a son named John in the Matthew,
Nafzigers along the Fren-German boarder in the Alsace and in the Pfalz. As I saw from Rudolf and Peter Nafzger families. To your March edition, Caroll and Laveta Nafziger’s ancestors of Ralph 0. Nafziger -- a the best of knowledge, Jacob did not relative of mine who emigrated to Kansas U.S.A. He is a brother of my great- have a son named John. Ulrich had a greatfather, Freidrich Nafziger, a Nafziger girl from Horderhof. I wonder whether there son named John but it would appear
are any descendants of Freidrich among your readers. that his son married Elizabeth In his letter, he tells of a visit from Hans Jurgen Nafzieger whose family comes from Farney This deduction would ten to
East Germany and that he had relatives in Poland. An Aunt of Hans Jurgen is a Pro- move us to grandsons of one of the fessor at Warsaw University. Jurgen could not find the missing link of his ancestors to early Nafzgers settling in America. connect his family to the cradle of all Nafzigers, which is supposed to be somewhere in However, the 1 750-1 760 b,rthdates the Alemannic Region near the upper Rhine. would tend to eliminate this possibili Rudolph continues in his letter to say, ‘You in America obviously know more about ty with the Matthew. Rudolf, Peter
our family’s origin than we Eroupeans do. Wh I was still speculating whether our and Jacob families. This would mean name derived from Nafzen-to Nap or from Naefels (village in Switzerland) or from Natz- that it is likely that John-Nophzinger ingen (village in Bavaria), Gerhard N. Stockdorf sent me a letter from Herbert Nafziger NopLinger who married Anna Nancy (Wolfgantzen B. P. N° 11, F 68 600 Neuf-Brisach, France in which he wrote that he Boone is a grandson of Ulrich Naf ahd it from America that the N’s came from a region around Thun/Switzerland. This zger who landed in America in 1 741. theory is backed by the fact that the Mennonite Gungerich family often inter-married The story of this Nafzger ends at with the Nafzigers. All Nafziger branches that I know of have one or more Gungerichs thiS point because we have been among among their ancestors. The Gungerich family stem from a region between successful in identifying only one son Thun and Bern. The Staatsachiv of Kanton Bern wrote to Martha Gungerich, a relative and one daughter of Ulrich Nafzger of mine, that the Mennonite Preacher Christian Gungerich had been imprisoned in Bern as of this date There are indications in 1 699 because of his faith but had managed to escape but had managed to escape. that Ulrich was the fathr of more than This man could possibly be the ancestor of the Gungerichs in Germany, U.S.A. and “ ‘ -h’icfren For example, we Canada. Hundreds of Benrnische Taufer (anabaptists from Bern) had emigrated in this
CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO
time, especially those of the more strict Amish Line.”
CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR
Tuscarawas Marriages.
Among the ‘early pioneers who settled Tuscarawas County, Ohio was Christian
THE NAFZGER HER ITAGE NEWS	Noftsinger who settled in the county in 181 2. He occupied until his death, the
I 20 EDGEW000 DFIvE	southeast quarter of Section of the western part of Dover township in
Gr OHIo 4 40 44	Tuscarawas County. Christian married Mary- surname not known and he died
in 1844. AS near as we can determine, he must have lived near Shanes4
Ohio and is probably buried there. Children of Christian and Mary ie
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
Magdalena, Christiana, Esther, Polly and John.
CLAI R NAFTZGER	Magdalena married Peter Forney in 1820. Christina married Christian Forney
KATHLEEN NAFTZGER	in the same year. Esther Noftsinger married John Brant in 1828. Polly married
BETTY NAFTZGER	Eli Brant in 1831 and John married Susan Brant in 1837. It would appea the
Noftsinger children married into the Brant and Forney families.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $5.00 yearly
Of the above marriages, we have data only one child. Mary Brant, daughter of
Published quarterly	Esther and John Brant was married to Moses Hostetler (1823-1903). They
_________________________________	resided in Allamakee County, Iowa and she is buried in Santa Monica, Califor
nia.
RECENT DEATHS
Services for ivan Naftger, 80 years ct RObOSO	John Noftsinger was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was married to
Pennsylvania was held AprIl 5, 1978. Ivan was a	Susan Slife who died in 1889. Children of the marriage are Henry, John P.,
son of the late Jacob and Elmira fGriflee) Naftzger	and Della. The family at first resided in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, later moved
and a descendant of Jacob Nafzlger who landed in
to Miami County, Indiana and finally to WAsbash County, Indiana. John died in
America In 1750. Surviving Is a sister, Jennie.
1 889 and is buried with Susan in Wabash County.
Burial was at the Scaefferstown Cemetery, Lebanon
County, Pennslyvanla.
Eva A. Naftzinger 85 years of Hamburg, penn- Henry Noftsinger was born in 1 840 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was mar slyvania. She was the daughter of the late ned in 1861 to Eliza Roby in Miami County, Indiana. Children are John, Menton Willoughby and Kate )Rentschler) Naftzinger and a and Della. They resided in Miami County, Indiana. Henry died in 1 91 2 and is
descendant of Matthew-Mathias Naftzlnger who
buried at the Matlock Cemetary, Wabash County, Indiana.
landed in America In 1949. SurvIving are sister.
Salile arid a brother, Calvin. Services were held on
April 21, 1978 and burial at the Bellman’s
Cemetery, Ohrsville, Pennslyvania.
S
JOHN NOFTZGER OF SOMERSET COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
(Continued from Page One)
believe that Christly and John were	Eliza(1 820-1886) married Henry	To add to the full story of the Naf
brothers who served in the Revolou-	Shaffer, Alexander(1 824-1 906)	zger, we have on file a copy of an 80
tionary War and both are sons of	married Nancy Kline-Susan Lenhart,	year old letter which lists the children
Ulrich. Thus, at this point we have a	Adaline(1 826-1910) married Gillian	of John as John, Henry, Matthias,
list of hundreds of Nafzger	Friedline, Rebecca(1835-1867)	Joseph, Anna, Katherine, Barbara
descendents who appear to trace to	married John Lape, Christian-	and Elizabeth. We believe this to be
grandsons of Ulrich. Someday,	na(1 826) married George Gohn,	the family of John who married
perhaps we will uncovered the	Catharine(1835-1920) married	Elizabeth Farney and he is probably
necessary documentation and infor-	Jacob J. Smith, John(1 838-1909)	the son of Ulrich.
mation to make the connection,	married Amanda Picking,	In addition, we have the record of
In this issue of the News, we are	Jacob( 1841-1900) married Eliza	another John Noptzinger who mar-
seeking information of descendants	Miller-Sadie Horneer,	ned a Elizabeth-last name not known
of the John Noptzinger-Anna Nancy	Nancy(1 843-1 925) married David	and children are listed as Ann, Henry.
Boone marriage. We have som infor-	Coleman, WilIiam(1 846-1884) mar-	Elizabeth, Christena(married Peter
mation on only one one of the	ned Amy Murphy.	Longnecker), Barbera(marnied Henry
children. Nancy Noftsinger ws born	To add to the full story of the Naf-	Yoder), John, Francy, and Chnielian.
in 1802 at Somerset County, Penn-	zger heritage, we have on file a copy	The dates of the three John Noptz
slyvania. She ws married to John	of an 80 year old leter which lists the	inger ali fit the category of grandson-
Hoffman. John was born in 1 796,	Children of John as John, Henry,	s of Ulrich but we do not have any
was a Jenner township, Somerset	Matthias, Joseph, Anna, Katherine,	documentation to make the connec
County farmer. He died at the age of	Barbara and Elizabeth. We believe	tiOnS. Perhaps, some of our readers
56 years old and is buried in Jenner	this to be the family of John who mar-	can supply us with information w
township. Nancy died in 1889 and is	Nancy(1 843-1925) married David	will help to clarify the yet confi
line of Ulrich Nafzger who landed in
buried in Jenner township. Children	Coleman, William(1 845-1 884) mar-	America in 1741
of the marriage are:	riedAmyMurphy.
•page Two
Last Will arid Testament of John Noptziriger
S John Nophtzinger of the County of Somerset and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Farmer, being very sick and weak in body but of Sound mind, memory and understanding blessed by God for the same, but considering the unsertanity of this transitory life do make and publish this my last wilt and testament in manner and form following to wit Principally arid first of all I commend my immortal Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent, arid christian iike manner by my executors hereinafter maned and as to Such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to help me in this life I give a dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit: First it is my wilt and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses by duly paid and satisfied as soon as conviently can be afte my decease then I give and bequeath unto my dear wife or two beds and beding complete, one cow, she to have the choice, three sheep, two kettles, one pot, one new tin bucket, two wooden buckess, one small table, one cupboard, one dutch oven, one new tea kettle, one tea pot, six knives, and Six forks, six spoons, one churn, one trying pan, three chairs, all the thread and yarn in and about the place with the flax of every kind, two spinning wheels, one reel, one set of cups and saucers, six of each, one doe trough. sixteen pounds of pewter she to have the choice, one how, one rake, two chests, a washing tub. Then I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann all the third part of what shall be reised on the place where I now Live and also the third of the hay and fruit delivered to her by George Lichtenberger his heirs, executors, ad ministrators, as assigned clear of any cost or charges during the whole term of six years to commence on the first day of April next which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and my wife Ann is to have a comfortable house or room to live during said six years on the place aforesaid arid to have part of the cellar and part of the garden for her own use and is to be furnished with fine wood at her door by George Lichtenberger his heirs an assigns for the aforesaid term out of which things she is to maintain and educate the two minor children and after the aforesaid six years shall have ended, here shall be six hundred dollars out of the first payment which George Lichtenberger shall make on Ihe place out
,.l of that money shall be paid to her yearly while she shall live, and provided never the less that if the aforesaid George Lichtenberger his heirs. or assigns shalt and agree to and with my wife Ann to provide her with what she should want for her maintenance, comfort and support then and in that
•-e the said George may keep the said Six hundred dollars in his own posession as long as he shall continue to practice for her the comforts of life all which legacies to my said wife Ann I do hereby declare to be lien and attend of her dower at common law I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann all that plantation or tract of land situate in Somerset County on Quemahoming Creek containing three hundred acres more or less it being the same tract of land which I bought of George McCalt of the city of Philadelphia to hold the same with the appertenances unto her hcrs and assigns for even if lee, which shall be her legacy or share of my estate both real and personal and I order that the said plantation be rented oul by her guardian until she shall ar rive at the age of twenty-one years or day of marriage and the movey arriving from such rents shall be applied to her maintainence and education and without issue then and in that case I do order and direct that the before mentioned legacy or plantation shall be took under the direction of the Orphans Court of Somerset County in the same manner as interestates extates are took and the money arriving from such sale shall be equally divided among my sons and daughters share and share alike and when such slae shall be confirmed by the Orphans Court of Somerset County aforesaid it shall give the purchaser a complete title in fee for even him or them their heirs or assigns as fully as I have done and I been then living I give and bequeath all the re mainder of my estate both real and personal not before bequeathed or mentioned both real and personal unto my sons and daughters as following. Henry, Elizabeth. Christina, Barbara, John, Christian, Nancy, and Catherine share and share alike and after the death of my wife Ann then and in that case the before mentioned six hundred dollars shall be equally divided among the before named sons and daughters share and share alike and I further
• order that the legacy hereby bequeathed to my daughter Catharine shall be put into inherit by her guardian until she arrives at the age of twenty-one or marries and interest shalt again be put to the interest every year and incase of the death of my daughter Catharine in her minority unmarried and without issue and in theat case her share or legacy shall be equally divided among Henry, Elizabeth. Christina, Barbara. John, Christian. Nancy and I do further order bemore any divide is made that all the sum or sums which I have psid to my sons and daughters heretofore as changed in my book shall be added to the estate and then a division to be made so that equal and exact Justice may be done to all and each may receive a like some have got mroe than others and those who received of me in my life cannot expect to receive it a second time, and further the amount which Ligtenberger Will have to pay for getting a patent wilt also be paid Out of my estate and not out of his as he is to pay twenty dollars an acre for the place. he must have a clear and tree deed and the aforesaid six hundred dollars which is to be put to interest for my wife Ann to be under the direction of some person appointed by the Or phans Court of Somerset County so that no less may take place neither to the widow or heirs after her death by the management and costley. I nominate, constitute and appoint Killien Lightenberger, Junior and John Martenny to be the executors of this my will hereby revoking all other wills legacies and bequeaths by me made heretofore declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here to set my hand and seal this twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
John Noptttzinger
Signed. sealed, published, pronounded. and declared by the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request subscribed out names, as witnesses.
Jacob Loud	Alex. Ogle
Petition of George Lichtenberger
To the Honorable Alexander Thompson and his assoiciated Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County now composing an Orphans Court and for said County of February 1829.
The petition of George Lichtenberger humbly showith, that John Nophtzirrger late of Somerset County deceased left a will and testament in which amongst other things the said festator directed that sum of six hundred dollars should be placed at interest for and during the life of the testators widow and that the said interest should be paid yearly and every year to Ann Nophzinger the said widow. And the said testator further directed that the said sum of six hundred dollars has been and still remains in the hands of your petitioner he therefore prays your honor to appoint some suitable person to take charge of the aforesaid som of money for the purposes mentioned in the wilt before mentioned and he will pay.
George Llchtneberger
Petition for gardian of Catharine and Nancy Noptzinger
To the petition of Ann Nophtzinger widow of John Nophtzinger widow of late Of Somerset County deceased, humbly showith that your petitioners said
husband to wit. Nancy and Catharine Niphtzinger left two children who are under the age of fourteen years have no guardian to fake care of their per sons and estales Your petitioner therefore prays your honor to appoint some proper person or persons as guardian of said children and she will pray
Anna Nophtzinger
page Three
Married;
RUDOLPH NAFZIGER OF WEST GERMANY WRITES	Mark 1. Noftzgerof Whittier, CalifomiaandJodyAn
nmane Seddon were married on June 6, 1077,
(Cont’d from Page One)	Mark is the son of Jacques A. and ne
(Boatright) Noftzger and a ninth generation d
dant of Jacob Nafziger who landed in America in
Mr. Nafziger concluded in his letter that he was going to contact some of the Erou-	1750.
pean Nafzigers to see if they are interested in setting up a family newsletter similar to
the one in the U.S. Needless-to-say, The Nafzger Heritage News is pleased with..this	Bl,’tt
development so we have taken the liberty to write back to say that all Nafzger families	Emily Rachel Nafziger, born March 26th, 1977 to
from Germany will be given a free subscription to the U.S. publication. We believe the	Marion and Cindy Nafziger of Stanford, INinols Emi
U.S. Nafzgers will be happy to support this move. We are looking forward to some	ly is a descendant of three, perhaps four Nafzger
pleasant communications and even visits with the Eroupean Nafzgers all directed lines that settled in Central Illinois I believe aN of the
lines that make up Emily’e ancestors were a part of
towards a better understanding of our heritage,	the large Mennoite settlement in Illinois during the
mid-i BOO’S.
Will of Christian Nofsinger
In the name of God Amen: I Christian Nofsinger of the Township of Dover, Tuscarawas County and State of Ohio being very weak and sick of body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say: First-I give and recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to the earth to be burned in a de cent manner at the descretion of my executors and tutching such worldly things where with it has pleased God to bless me with. I despose of in the following manner first of all it is my wish that all my just debts and funeral Charges be paid and whatever property. I do possess of, I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Nofsinger of whatever nature and kind whether real or personal, monies, bonds, notes, lands, lots, household furniture and chattles and all other property that I am now seiged of for her own proper benefit forever and to be desposed of as she may think just and proper and I do constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Mary Nofsinger my executrix to cary this my last will and testament into ef fect.
Christian X Nofsinger
Can you identify any of the descendants or the parents of the following Nafzgers. If you can, please write to the Nat zger’
Heritage News, 120 Edgewood Drive, Grafton Ohio 44044.
Heinrich Naftzger, born March 11, 1 764 and died in 1823. He is buried in Gregg township, Centre County, Penn slyvania. It appears that his wife. Margareth is buried in a plot next to his. She was born in 1 779 and died in 1836.
Elizabeth Naftzger, born 1 769, daughter of Johannes Naftzger. She marrid Peter Langenecker about 1 794. They resid ed in Fayette County, Pennslyvania and Holmes County, Ohio. He was a Mennonite minister and bishop. She died in 1 838 or 1839 and is buried in the Longenecker Mennonite Churchyard in Holmes County, Ohio.
Martin Nafzger, who married Elizabeth Moyer. Elizabeth was born in 1 743. Martin resided at Middletown, Dauphin Coun ty, Pennslyvania.
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	____
120 Edgewood Drive
Grafton, Ohio 44044
t
Daniel T. Noffsinger
9050 South 150th West
Sandy, Utah, 84070
Dear Reader,
We are changing the format of the Nafzger Heritage News to see if we can successfully pass on the file information that we have collected on the Nafzgers Afterall, the purpose of the News is to gather and disseminate information to as many Nafzger descendants as we can so that they can pass it onto future generations, Thus, we are moving to a four page newsletter and inserting a 4, 6, or 8 pages of detailed data on a particular family line, In this way, copies of the information we have on file for each individual Nafzger line will be distributed to many Nafzger descendants, We will not be printing as many letters from our readers. We will continue to use the four pages to try to make connections to family lines. We will continue to seek information from our readers, information on lines where we do not have much file data. But in addition, you will be getting the same information we have on file. Please write if you do not agree with the concept.
In some of the past issues of the News, we have printed some detailed data on the Christian Nafziger family line of Hopedale, Illinois and the Peter Nafziger line of Ilibach, Germany, Thus far, you have received 44 members of the 4th gener ation of the Christian Nafziger line plus the 2nd. and 3rd. generations. Likewise, we have presented information of four generations of Peter Nafziger of lilbach plus the 2nd. and 3rd. generations of this line. We hope you started your notebook from this group of descendants, If you do not have copies or if you do not want to cut the past issues -of the News, we will be happy to send you a separate list. Please begin your notebook process now if you have not done so, Remember, beginning with this issue of the News, you will be receiving a 4, 6, or 8 pages of detailed data of the file information on the various Nafzger lines. Take the attached insert pages for your notebook. The family line will be marked at the top of each page which makes up the various divisions to your notebook,
To read the insert sheets, the first digit in front of his or her name indic- ates the generation of the family member since arriving in America. The number following the hyphen is a locater number and is usually in sequence. The number inrediately after his or her name refers to the parents of the family member. .The number behind the names of the children is to tell you where you can find detailed data on their children. All the insert sheets will carry the same numbering system to help you make quick reference. Please do not be concern If it appears that we have omitted some members of a generation because it is not possible to include all members of a generation in one issue of the News. The rest of them will appear in a later issue. We hope you will like the new format and the receipt of the infor mation on the various Nafzger lines.
Sincerely,
Note: Please list the data on your brothers and sisters on the back of this sheet
INFORMATION—DATA SHEET
My name is __________________. I was born in the year ____ in the county of
I married(name of spouse) _______________________In the year ____ in the county of____________
The names of my children are:
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 _______________________________________
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth)
My Nafzger parent’s name(father or mother) 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 parent (mother or rather)
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 b!rth
3.Name ______________________	6.Name _______________________
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth
My Nafzger 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)	(year and county of birth
2. Name ____________________________________ 5. Name ______________________________________
(year and county of birth)	(year aüd county of birth
3. Name ___________________________________ 6. Name _____________________________________
(year and county of birth)	(year and county of birth
My Nafzger great 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________________________
You can contact the family historian by writing ____________________________ - -- (name and address of hIstoria
(The Valentine Nafziger line wholanded in America in 1831)
1.0 VALENTINE NAFZIGER was born in 1783 at Gondoma County Weisenburg, France or Germany. Weisenburg is a town thirty miles be low Nurmburg in the southwest part of Germany and a portion of terr tory that has been claimed by both countries through the years. Valen tine was married to Jacobina Schantz (1785-1866) in Germany. They are the parents of Jacob(2-O), Peter(2-1), Christian(2-2), Catherine (2-3), Magdalena(2-4), Jacobina(2-5),and Elizabeth(2-6). Valentine and Jacob- ma and their family emigrated to America in 1831 and settled in Wayne County, Ohio. Two of his sons, Peter and Jacob emigrated to Fulton County in northwest, Ohio. Christian, another son, emigrated to St. Joseph County, Michigan. Valentine and Jacobina are buried in a small Mennonite Cemetery on Pleasant Home Road in Wayne County near where they resisded just northeast of Wooster, Ohio. Valentine died
in 1852.
2-0 JACOB NOFZIGER (1-0) Born at Weisenburg, Germany. Married in 1834 to Frannie Stutzman Resi dence: Wayne and Fulton Counties, Ohio. Children: David (3-0), Valentine (3-1), Jacob (3-2), Fannie (3-3), Elizabeth (3-4), Mary (3-5), Catherine (3-6) and Jacobina (3-7).
2-1 PETER NAFZIGER (1-0) Born in 1815 at Weisenburg, Germany. Married to Magdalena Wyse (1818-
1874). Residence: Wayne and Fulton counties, Ohio. Children; John (3-8), Seth (3-9), Peter (3-10), Eli
(3-11), Christian (3-12), Elizabeth (3-13), Magdalena (3-14), Barbara (3-15), Jacobina (3-16) and Leah (3-17).
Burial in 1877, Eckley Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio.
2-2 CHRISTIAN NOFZINGER (1-0) Born in 1819, Weisenburg, Germany. Married in 1844 to Elizabeth
Plank (1823-1912). Residence: Wayne County, Ohio and St. Joseph Conty, Michigan. Children: Samuel
(3-18), Jacob (3-19), Christian (3-20), Nancy (3-21), Lydia (3-22) and Magdalena (3-23). Burial in 1892,
Pretty Prarie Methodist Churchyard Cemetery, St. Joseph, Michigan. Comments: Christian labored 47
years in the Amish Mennonite Church movement in the St. Joseph area.
2-3 CATHERINE NAFZIGER (1-0) Born at Weisenburg, Germany. Married to a Yoder - first name is not known. Children: John (3-24), Simon (3-25) and two daughter whose names are not known.
2-4 MAGDALENA NAFZIGER (1-0) Born in 1912, Weisenburg, Germany. Married in 1833 to Peter Blough
(1804-1884). Residence: Wayne County, Ohio. Children: Elizabeth (3-28), Mary (3-29) Peter (3-30),
Magdalena (3-31), Leah (3-32), Catherian (3-33), Christian (3-34) and Jocobina (3-35). Burial in 1873, Zion
Cemtery, Milton Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Comments: Peter first marriage was to Leah Yoder
(1807-1833). Children of the first marriage are David, Lydia, Solomon, John, Joseph and Peter.
2-5 JACOBINA NAFZIGER (1-0) Born in 1827, Weisenburg, Germany. Married to David Stutzman
(1824-1876). Children: Sally (3-36), Emma (3-37) and Danie (3-38). Residence: Wayne County, Ohio.
Burial in 1868.
2-6 ELIZABETH NAFZIGER (1-0) Born in 1825, Weisenburh, Germany. married to Isaac Plank (1822-1904).
Children: Christian (3-39) and David (3-40). Comments: Isaac was a widower when he married Elizabeth with children Levi, Jacob and Elizabeth from his first wife.
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3-0 DAVID NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1840. Wayne County, Ohio. Married to Saloma Rychener(1843-1868). Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Mary(4-1) Second marriage in 1868 to Barbara Nofziger(1846-1915). Children: Levi
(4-2), Elizabeth(4-3), Sarah(4-5), Katherine(4-6), Emma(4-7),Jacob(4-8) and Samuel(4-9). Burial in 1899 at Eckley
Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments: Saloma died at the birth of their first child, Mary. Barbara is a descendant
ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
3-1 VALENTINE NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1845, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1869 to Susan Augstein. Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: John(4-1 79), Samuel(4-180), Eva(4.18 1), Christian(4-182), Jonas(4-183), Adam(4.184), Simon(4-185) and Effie(4-186).
3-2 JACOBi. NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1847, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Barbara Anna Wyse(1853- ). Resi dence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Emma(4- 16), Williani(4-1 7), Harvey(4-18), Joseph(4- 19), Harry(4-20), Jesse (4-21), Amandus(4-22), Ezra(4-23),John(4-24), Solomon(4-25), and Emanuel(4.26). Comments: Barbara is a descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
3-3 FANNIE NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1854, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Christian Grieser. Children: Samuel(4-27), Mcnno(4.28), Fannie(4-29), Ephriam(4 Daniel(4-31), Aaron(4-32) and Mary(4
3-4 ELIZABETH NOFZIGER(2-O) Born in 1858, Fulton County, Ohio. Married toJohn Lantz. Children: Samucl(4-34), Elmer(4-35), Ammon(4-36), Mary(4-37), William(4-38), Clara(4-39), Irvin(4-40), Ella(4-41) and Emma(4-42).
3-5 MARY NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1860, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1883 to Daniel Raber(1858-1939)k Residence:
Holden, Missouri until 1910 when they moved to Portage County, Ohio. Children: Emery(4-48), Ernest(4-49), Charles
(4-50), Elizabeth(4-51), Franklin(4-52) and Roy Daniel(4-53). Burial in 1922, Mennonite Cemetery, Aurora, Ohio.
Comments: Daniel is a descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in Fulton County in the 1850’s.
3-6 CATHERINE NOFZIGER(2-0) Born in 1850, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Peter Klopfenstein. Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Elmer(4-43), Aaron(4-44), Simon(4-45), Fannie(4-46) and Mary(4-47).
3-7 JACOBINA NOFZIGER(2-0).
3-8 JOHN NOFZIGER(2-1) Born in Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Rebecca Schantz. Children: Albert(4-54).
3-9 SETH NOFZIGER(2-1) Born in 1844, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1870 to Lydia Miller(1848-l903). Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Melvin(4-55), Alfred(4-56), Abrahaxn(4-57), Mary(4-58), Elizabeth(4 Emaline(4-61)
and Ellen(4-62). Second marriage in 1905 to Polly Patterson(1850- ). Burial in 1908 tat Eckley Cemetery, Fulton
County, Ohio.
3-10 PETER NOFZIGER(2-10) Born in 1846, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Elizabeth Sauder(1844-1913). Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Frank(4-63), Elias(4-64), Magdalena(4-65), Eliza(4-66), Charles(4-67), William (4-68), Cora(4-69), Edwin(4-70), Peter(4-71) and Henry(4-72). Burial in 1906, Archbold Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio.
3-11 ELI NOFZIGER(2-1) Born in 1849, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Mary Frey(1855- ). Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Alvan(4-73), Aaron(4 Simon(4 P Myron(4-7 7), Samuel(4-78),
Louesa(4 Ida(4-80), Maude(4-81), Elias(4-82), Amanda(4 and Clarence Jacob (4-84). Burial in 1911,
Fulton County, Ohio.
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3-12 CHRISTIAN G. NAFZIGER(2-1) Born in Fulton County , Ohio. Married in 1876 to Catherine Beucher.
Children: AIva(4-l32).
3-13 ELIZABETH NAFZIGER(2-1) Born in Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Joseph Short. Children: three daughters but names are not known.
3-14 MAGDALENA NAFZIGER(2-1) Born in 1840, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Joseph Schad(1837-1905).
Children: Silas(4-85), Elizabcth(4-86), Ida(4-87) and Aaron(4-88). Burial in 1905, Fulton County, Ohio.
3-15 BARBARA NAFZIGER(2-1) Born in 1837, Fulton County,Ohio. Married in 1866 toJacob D. Nofziger
(1841-1928) Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Samuel(4 Jacob(4-90), Daniel(4 1) and Andrew (4.92).
Burial in 1900. Jacob is a third generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in Fulton County
in the 1845-1855 period.
3-I6JACOBINA NAFZIGER(2-1) Born in 1841, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1862 to Christian Short
(1836-1887) Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Peter(4-93), Eli(4-94), Samuel(4 Amos(4-96),
Menno(4.97), Daniel(4 Issac(4-99), Albert(4-100), Harmon(4-1 01), Elizabeth(4 02), John(4-1 03) and Noah
(4-104). Burial in 1918.
3-17 LEAHNAFZIGER(2-1) Born in Fulton County, Ohio. Married toJohn Augstein. Children: Chancy(4-105).
3-18 SAMUEL VALENTINE NAFZIGER(2-2) Born in 1852, Fulton County, Ohio. Died at the age of twenty years. Burial in 1872, Pretty Prairie Churchyard Cemetery, St. Joseph, Michigan.
3-19 JACOB PLANK NOFZIGER(2 Born in 1840, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1863 to Amelia Caliste
Correll(1845-1863). Residence: Wayne County, Ohio before moving to Iowa at the beginning of the Civil War.
Later in 1878,Jacob and Amelia home-steaded a claim in Harland County, Nebraska. In the later years of their
lives, they moved to California. Children: Franklin(4-106), Galen(4-107), Bertraxn(4-108), Daniel(4-109) and
Minnie(4 Burial in 1907, Los Angeles, California Cemetery. (Evergreen Cemetery)
3-20 CHRISTIAN K. NOFZINGER(2 Born in 1851, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1876 to Lucinda Keim at LaGrange County, Indiana. Residence: LaGrange County prior to moving to Branch County, Michigan.
Children: Vernon(4-1 11) and Frank(4-1 12). Burial in 1930, Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Howe, Indiana.
3-21 NANCY NAFZIGER(2-2) Born in 1842, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1866 to Benjamin Hartzler
(1835-1903) Residence: Wayne County, Ohio, LaGrange County, Indiana and finally to Cass County, Missouri.
Children: Simon(4 13), Elizabeth(4-1 14), Levi(4 15), Christian(4-1 16), Samuel(4-1 17), Noah(4-1 18), William
4-119), Mattie(4-120), Harvey(4-121) and Carrie(4-122). Burial in 1922, Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City,
Missouri.
3-22 LYDIA NAFZIGER(2-2) Born in 1850, Wayne County, Ohio. Married to Martin Ziegler( -1923).
Reisdence: Garden City, Missouri. Children: Vernon(4-1 23), Amanda(4-1 24), Ethel(4.1 25), Emma(4-1 26), Salina(4-127), Mattie(4-128), Levi(4-129), Simon(4-130) and Frank(4-131). Burial in 1936.
3-23 MAGDALENA NAFZIGER(2-2) Born in 1855, Wayne County,Ohio. Married in 1874 toJesse Kcim(1851- ).
Residence: Fawn River Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan. Children: Frank(4-1 68), Ella(4- 169), Mary(4- 170), and Earl(4-171). Burial in 1928, Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Howe, Indiana.
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3-24 JOHN YODER(2-3)
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3-25 SIMON YODER(2-S)
3-28 ELIZABETH BLAUGH(2.4) Born in 1834, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1858 to Jacob Schantz(1825-1898).
Residence: Smithville, Ohio. Children: Arnanda(4 35), Mary(4-1 36), Jerome(4-1 37), Franklin(4-I 38), Theodore
(4 Hiram(4-140). Burial in 1899.
3-29 MARY(POLLY) M. BLAUGH(2-4) Born in 1836, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1856 to Peter Gresser
-1880). Residence: Wooster, Ohio. Children: Mary(4-1 72), Magdalena(4-1 73), David(4-1 74), Simon(4- 175), John(4-l76), Isaac(4-177) and Emma(4-178).
3-30 PETER BLAUGH(2-4) Born in 1838, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1864 to Nancy Plank. Residence:
Wayne County, Ohio to Indiana, to Illinois, to Kansas, to Missouri and finally settling in Newton, Kansas. Children:
Mandila(4-147), John(4 Anna(4 Bertha(4-1 50), Amanda(4-1 51), Elsie(4-152) and Effie(4.1 53). Burial
in 1910, Newton, Kansas.
3-31 MAGDALENA BLAUCH(2-4) Born in 1841, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1867 to David Zook. Residence:
Wayne County, Ohio. Children: Salina(4-154), Simon(4-155),Mary(4-156)m Mattie(4-157), Elva(4-158), David
(4-159), Abner(4 and two daughters who died in infancy.
3-32 LEAH BLAUCH(2-4) Born in 1844, Wayne County, Ohio. Burial in 1868, Pleasant Home Road Cemetery, S Wayne County, Ohio.
3-33 CATHERINE BLAUCII(2-4) Born in 1846, Wayne County, Ohio. Burial in 1851, Pleasant Home Road Ceme tery, Wayne County, Ohio
3-34 CHRISTIAN V. BLAUGH(2-4) Born in 1848, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1873 to Susan Winger.
Residence: Smithville, Ohio. Children: Nettie(4-161), Minnie(4-162), Clement(4-163), Orie(4 and Franklin
(4-165). Burial in the Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, Ohio
3-S5JACOBINA BLAUGH(2-4) Born in 1851, Wayne County, Ohio. Married in 1875 to Daniel Lantz. Residence:
Wayne County, Ohio. Children: Peter(4-166), Mary(4 and one child who died in infancy.
3-36 SALLY STUTZMAN(2-5)
• 3-37 EMMA STUTZMAN(2-5)
3.38 DANIEL STUTZMAN(2-5)
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4-1 MARY NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1868, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1895 to Jacob Short(1897-1945). Residence:
Fulton County, Ohio and Woodburn, Indiana. Children: Ira(5-66), Lydia(5-67), Nora(5-68) and David(5 Burial in 1939. Mary is a third generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-2 LEVI DAVID NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1870, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1892 to Elizabeth Reigsicker (1871-1939). Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. C Willie(5-3), Ira(5-4), Cora(5-5), Herma(5-6), Floyd(5.7) and Jessie(5-8). Burial in 1854. Comments: Levi is a third generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-3 ELIZABETH NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1871, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1894 to Simon Grieser(
Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Alma(5-9), Elmer(5-10), Raymond(5-1 1), Clarence(5-12), Ralph(5-13), Irene(5-14) and a child who died in infancy. Burial in 1956. Comments Elizabeth is a third generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-5 SARAH ANNA NOFZIGER(3.0) Born in 1881, Fulton County, Ohio. Residence: Archbold, Ohio. Children:
Alfred(5.73). Burial in 1969 at Eckley Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments: Sarah is a third generation de scendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-6 CATHERINE NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1878, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1896 to Samuel Sauder(1874-1952).
Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Emma(5-15), Edward(5-16), Fannie(5-1 7), Laura(5.18), Melvin(5- 19)
Carrie(5-20) and Viola(5-21). Burial in 1962. 4Comments: Catherine is a third generation descendant ofJohannes
Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-7 EMMA NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1875, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1896 to Solomon Short(1872. ).
Residence: Woodburn, Indiana. Children: Wilnia(5-22), Rosa(5-23), Lillian(5-24), Lucille(5.25), Ella(5-26) and a son who died in infancy. Burial in 1966. Comments: Emma is a third genration descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-8 JACOB NOFZIGER(3-0) Born in 1877, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1907 to Katherine Roth(1877-1927). Second marriage in 1929 to Emma Goldsmith Roth(1882. ) after the death of Kathefine. Residence: Archbold, Ohio. Comments: Jacob is a third generation descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-9 SAMUEL DAVID NOFZINGER(3.0) Born in 1886, Archbold, Ohio. Married in 1910 to Gertrude B. Kosher
(189 1-1942). Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Lloyd(5-202) and Harry(5-203). Burial in 1939 at the
Eckley Cemetery, Archbold, Ohio. Comments: Samuel is a third generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who
landed in America in 1847.
4-16 EMMA NOFZINGER(3-2) Married in 1892 to Peter Eicher. Children: Arthur(5-215), Wilmer(5-216), Viola (5-217), Chester(5.218) and Lucile(5-219). Comments: Emma is a fourth generation descendant of Johannes who landed in America in 1847.
4-17 WILLIAM NOFZINGER(3-20) Born in 1880, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments: William is a fourth generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4.18 HARVEY E. NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1883, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1905 to Ella Bernath(1884. ).
at Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Sanford(5-206), Robert(5.207), Edith(5-208) and Mary(5-209). Comments:
Harvey is a fourth generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-19 JOSEPH NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1887, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments4 Joseph is a fourth generation des cendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
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4-20 HARRY NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1882, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments Harry is a fourth generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4.21 JESSE NOFZINGER(S-2) Jesse is a four genration descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-22 AMANDUS NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Arminda Short. Children: Marguerite (5-193), Dale(5-194), Chauncey(5-195), Kenneth(5-196) and Lowell(5-197). Comments: Amandus is a fourth generas tion descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-23 EZRA NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1895, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments: Ezra is a fourth generation descend ant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-24 JOHN S. NOFZINGER(3-2) John is a fourth gnneration descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-25 SOLOMON C. NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1874, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Mary Linow(1869-1949) at
Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Irene(5-70), Ruth(5-71) and Earl(5-72). Burial in 1947, Fulton County, Ohio.
Comments: Solomon is a fourth generation descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1947.
4-26 EMANUEL E. NOFZINGER(3-2) Born in 1873, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Louisa Stutzman(1876-1965).
Residence: Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Walter(5.37), Ira(5-38), Ervin(5-39), Wilson(5-40), Lilly(5-41) Bertha
(5-42), Elsie(5.43) and Herma(544). Burial in 1926, Fulton County, Ohio. Comments: Emanuel is a fourth generation
descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
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4-27 SAMUEL GRIESER(3-3)
4-28 MENNO GRIESER(3-3)
4-29 FANNIE FLORENCE GRIESER(3 Born in 1899. Married in 1921 to Samuel G. Beck(1891-1935). Children:
Harold(5-248), Orval(5-249), Paul(5-250), Chauncey(5-25 1), Martha(5-252), Marvin(5.25 3) and Ruthann(5-254).
Burial in 1956. Comments: Samuel is a fourth generation descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America
in 1847.
4-30 EPHRIAM GRIESER(3.3)
4-31 DANIEL JACOB GRIESER(3-3) Born in 1887. Married in 1910 to Rosa Diah Beck(1888- ). Children: Orland
(5-255), Dorothy(5-256), Cletus(5 -25 7), Ivan(5-25 Channcy(5.259), Florence(5-260), Lucille(5-26 1), Arlene(5-26
Doris(5-263), Dale(5-264) and Marvin(5-265).
4-32 AARON GRIESER(3-3) Born in 1889. Married in 1924 to Emma Sauder(1896- L Children: Mable(5-285),
Ada(5-286), Lois(5-28 7), Leora(5 Elsie(5 -289), Clela(5-290) and Ernest(5-29 1). i
Comments: Emma is a fourth generation descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-33 MARY GRIESER(8-3)
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4-34 SAMUEL LANTZ(3-4)
4-35 ELMER LANTZ(3.4)
4-36 AMMON LANTZ(3-4)
4-37 MARY ANN LANTZ(3-4) Born in 1892. Married in 1910 to Harvey B. Rupp(1888- ). Children: Glenford(5-265)
Clella(5-266), Ada(5-267) Maurice(5-268), Orville(5-269), Catherine(5-270), Evelyn(5-27 1), Martha(5-272), Ilva(5
Richard(5-274) and Charles(5-275). Comments: Harvey is a fourth generation descendant ofJohannes Nofziger who
landed in America in 1847.
4-38 WILLIAM HENRY LANTZ(3-4) Born in 1889) Married in 1910 to Sarah Beck(1891-1964). ChUdreni Lucille (5-276), Myrtie(5-277) and Wihiam(5-278).
4-39 CLARA LANTZ(3-4)
4-40 IRVIN LANTZ(3-4) Born in 1894.
4-41 ELLA LANTZ(3-4)
4-42 EMMA LANTZ(3
4-43 ELMER KLOPFENSTEIN(3-6)
4-44 AARON KLOPFENSTEIN(3-6)
4-45 SIMON KLOPFENSTEIN(3-6) Born in 1908. Married in 190S to Anna Nafziger(18S7-1973) Children: Wilson (5-279), Donald(5-280), Grace(5-281), Paul(5-282) and Victor(5.283). Comments: Anna is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in Fulton County in the 1845-1855 period.
4-46 FANNIE KLOPFENSTEIN(3-6)
4-47 MARY KLOPFENSTEIN(3-6)
4-48 EMERYJ. RABER(3-5) Born in 1894. Married in 1909 to Minnie Minton(1909- ). Children: Cleland(5.52) and Mary(5-53). Burial in 1923. Comments: Emery is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-1855 period.
4-49 ERNEST D. RABER(3-5) Born in 1888. Married in 1914 to Tressie Yoder. Children: Eugene(5-220), Gladys
(5-221), Daniel(5-222) and Ernest(5-223). Burial in 1929. Comments: Ernest is a fourth generation descendant of
Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-1855 period.
4-50 CHARLES B. RABER(3-5) Born in 1892. Married in 1913 to Sarah Jane Stutzman. Children: Leona(5-224), Mildred(5.225), Charles(5-226) and Alford(5-227). Comments: Charles is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-185 5 period.
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4-51 ELIZABETH ANN RABER(3-5) Born in 1897. Married in 1923 o to Noah Hilty. Children: Franklin45-228) and Marvin(5-229) Comments: Elizabeth is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-1855 period.
4-52 FRANKLIN B. RABER(3-5) Born in 1898. Married in 1926 to Clara S. Springer. Children: Chester(5-230), Phyllis(5-231) and Merrill(5-232). Comments: Franklin is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-1855 period.
4-53 ROY DANIEL RABER(3-5) Born in 1902. Married in 1928 to Ruth Marie Terrell. Children: Mary(5-233)
Comments: Roy is a fourth generation descendant of Christian Nafziger’s family who settled in the Fulton County area in the 1845-1855 period.
4-54 ALBERT NOFZIGER(3-8) Born in Henry County, Ohio. Married in 1909 to Alta Barber. Residence: Stryker, Ohio. Burial in 1947, Fulton County, Ohio.
4-55 MELVIN NOFZIGER(3-9) Born in 1876, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1904 to Emma Broadbeck at Fulton County, Ohio. Burial in 1926.
4-56 ALFRED NOFZIGER(3-9)
4-57 ABRAHAM PETER NOFZIGER(3-9) Born in 1886, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1906 to Susan A. Patterson •
at Fulton County, Ohio. Children: Harold(5.45), Waive(5-46) and Orison(5 Residence: Elkhart, Indiana. Burial in 1959
1959, Elkhart County, Goshen, Indiana.
4.58 MARY JENNIE NOFZIGER(3-9) Born in 1871 in Indiana. Married in 1892 to Joseph S. Short. Children: Alfred (5-204).
4-60 ELIZABETH NOFZIGER(3-9) Born in 1873 in Indiana. Married in 1894 to Joel Beck(1871-1956). Children:
Elma(5.234), Vernon(5-235), Elden(5-236) and Louella(5-237). Burial in 1951. Comments: Joel Beck is a third generation descendant of Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-61 EMALINE NOFZIGER(3.9) Born in 1878, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1898 to Henry Beck(1876-1956).
Children: Florence(5 -238), Earl(5-239), Elnora(5-240), Ella(5-241), Ilva(5 -242), Lucille(5.243), Verden(5 -244),
Leonard(5-245) and Bernice(5-246). Burial in 1950. Comments: Henry Beck is a third generation descendant of
Johannes Nofziger who landed in America in 1847.
4-62 ELLEN NOFZIGER(3-9) Born in 1880 in Ohio. Married in 1903 to Alfred D. Rupp. Burial in 1959. Comments:
Alfred is a descendant of Christian’s Nafziger’s family who emigrated to America in the 1845-1855 period.
4.63 FRANK NOFZIGER(3.10) Born in 1896, Fulton County, Ohio. Married to Leah Morningstar(1863.1930). Children:
Mable(5-112), Ora(5-113), Raymond(5-114), Frank(5-115), Arvada(5.116) and Oliver(5-117). Burial in 1937, Fulton
County, Ohio
4-64 ELIAS P. NOFZIGER(3-10) Born in 1871, Fulton County, Ohio. Married in 1900 to Mary Short(1875- ).
Children: Flossie(5-205), Second marriage to Mary F. Gautsche(1864.1949). Burial in 1919, Archbold, Ohio.
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