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Vol. VI, No. 1
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
December 1, 1976
JOHN AND ANNA LAND IN U. S.
John Nafziger was born in 1802 in Bushing Lottering. Germany, and for some time resided at Kurtza Road, Germany. Anna(Garber)Nafziger, his wife was born in 1807 and resided near Bushing Lottering. They were united in marriage in Germany in about 1832. In the fall of 1837 they emigrated to America. With them were some relatives and friends including Christian Esch. grandfather of Rev. Ben Esch and Solomon Esch who settled in the same locality in America. This was quite a a trip for them to make considering the difficulties of travel of that day. The route was by the way of New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, then on the illinois River to Peoria. The ocean was crossed by Sailboard requiring 43 days to get to New Orleans..
John and Anna Nafziger made their home during the first winter with Chris Nafziger, brother of John, who lived four and one half miles north of Metamora, illinois. The following year, 1838, they purchased from Mr. Brownfield a tract of land about three and one-half miles northwest of Washington
Here they lived the remaining years of their lives. After they had settled in America, they looked forward to the time when Mr. Garber and his wife, the parents of Anna Nafziger would come. This proved to be a sad disappointment to them. They started their trip to America also taking the New Orleans route, but while coming through Memphis, Tennesse, they were detained due to yellow fever and never recovered. They were both buried at Memphis.
Our appreciation to Loweil Nofziger of Wadsworth, Ohio for information on his family line. Lowell is a descendant of Christian Nafziger who children emigrated to Fulton County in the 1850’s...
.	Our thanks to Alfred J. Nafziger of
Pettisville, Ohio for sending us material on
the Christian family line that settled in
Fulton Codnty, Ohio. The material will be
used in a publication that we are preparing
on the Fulton County Nafzgers....
Wehave received a nice letter from Frank Nofsinger of Sturgis, Michigan. He is provided information on Valentine Nafziger (landed in the U.S. in 1831) descendants who are scattered throughout the U.S. Two of the sbhs settled in Fulton County, Ohio and we have decided to include the family line in a publication of the Fulton County Nafzgers. Incidently, Frank is a descendant of a third son of Valentine who settled in Branch County, Michigan....
The breaking plows were of the walking type and the prairies in many places had never been broken or cultivated before. Small grain was bound by hand as there were no binders. Grain was threshed by machine but quite inferior to the present thresher and combine. Corn was shelled by being scattered on the floor after which it was trod over by horses. Shelled corn was sacked and marketed in Peoria as Washington then had no grain market being without railroad facilities, thus, farming in this day was difficult. Perhaps, if we were to work under such conditions. we might say it cannot be done or complain..
Besides following the occupation of farming with its many disadvantages, John Nafziger took an active interest in spiritual matters. When in Germany, he was an active member of the Mennonite church and ordained minister. After comming to America, he retained his religious convictions as an active minister of the Gospel. At the time there was no public
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Commendation
Much of the material for this issue of the NEWS has been reprinted from a publication prepared by Emil Kinssinger and sent to us by Grace Nafziger of Washington. Illinois. Emil Kinsinger of Washington, illinois first began gathering information and had it printed in booklet form in 1939. A later booklet was printed in 1955. Katherine Goyns of Peoria, illinois undertook the task in 1972 and until her death in 1974, had worked long and hard on the project.
Cathryn Camp was secretary of the Nafziger reunion in 1974. She volunteered to continue the work. She has been assisted by Mabel Esch. The cover page was designed by ‘Mrs. Harold Esch. Our thanks to all who help ENABLE US AT THE NEWS to share the heritage of John and Anna(Garber( Nafziger
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
CLAIR NAFTZGER
KATHLEEN NAFTZGER
BETTY NAFTZGER
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MARION NAFZIGER
WRITES:
am writing in reference to your question in Vol. 4. page 2, col. 3 concerning the parents of Christian B. Nafziger. Enclosed please find a sketch on him. His tombstone calls him Christian B.. but this sketch refer to him as G. B. Christian P. Nafziger. There is no doubt that it is the same man, as the dates are the same and his grandchildren showed me where he is buried. His father, Jacob Nafziger is buried north of Minier. Illinois and his mother, Catherine(Nafziger)Nafzi ger is buried at Stouts Grove Cemetery by Danvers, Illinois. Catherine died several several years before jacob
I finally found Christian’s wife’s obituary. She also was a Catherine(Nafzi ger)Nafziger. She was a sister to Henry Nafziger(1832-1897), son of a Jacob Nafziger( 1800.1881) and Elizabeth Rockey. She had two surviving brothers listed in the obituary, C hristian P. of Tonica, Illinois and Jacob of Gottenberg, Nebraska...
I would like to know if there are any descendants from them so I could complete the list of their father’s descendants.. I recently met Robert Nafziger from Believille, Kansas. His grandfather was Augustus Nafziger. a brother to C. B. Christian P. He is listed in the sketch also. Augustus moved to Kansas. I would have written sooner, but I didn’t have this figured out yet. This family line intermarrying with Jacob Nafziger line is very, very confusing because of using the same names on both sides of the family..
MARION NAFZIGER
Stanford, Illinois
I have been going to write sooner but we have had a busy time of looking for a house for my daugher and her husband. I have some very old pictures of great aunts and uncles of grandfather Jacob Noftsger and my father Henry which I will forward to you...
MRS’ FAYE(NOFTSGER)FLAUGHER
Westchester, Ohio
Editor’s Note: We will be happy to reprint the old pictures. Please do not send them in the mail as they may become lost. Look for a photographer who will reprint them and let us know of the cost involved.. We have been somewhat confused by your ancestors because of some recent information. There is some connection to the Jacob that landed in America in 1750 because of dates found in an old family Bible in Wilmington, Ohio. But there is strong indication that the father of Jacob who married Amanda or perhaps Jacob and Amanda entered the United States in a port not yet determined and settled in northern Kentucky. We are searching for data which confirms that he moved into southwestern Ohio(Brown County) from Kentucky and entered the U.S. in about
1810....
Thanks to Ralph Naffziger of Visalia, California for information on his Naffziger ancestors. Ralph is a descendant of two Naffziger lines. if I have it figured correctly, he is a descendant of Peter of Groversheim and Peter of Uberau. Ralph sent us data on his line to Valentine Naffziger, born in 1805 who married Katherine Naffziger. They emigrated to
America	in	1840..
JOHN AND ANNA ENTER U .S.
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place of workshop for this denomination. Alittle later a brick building was erected in Partridge Township in Woodford County. Here he served as pastor. This bric k church was perhaps one of the first Mennonite churches in the statesd.
Nine children were born to John and Anna. Peter and Katherine were born in
Germany and they made the long voyage to
America with their parents in the fall of
1837. The other sev en children were John,
Anna, Lena, Barbara, Joseph. Elizabeth
and Phoebe.
Family Reunion
I am sorry that it has been so long since writing to you to report on the Nosker Family Reunion that was held in July. Thirty six persons were in attendance.
The 1977 Nosker rcunion promises to be the largest one we have had thus far. It is to be held in the Legion Park at Watseka, Illinois. Dean Nosker of St. Louis will be the 1977 chairman. We are interested in contacting other Noskers throughout the United States to invite them. We plan to place articles in newspaper where a number of Noskers are known to live such as Kankakee and Watseka, illinois and Coshocton, Ohio. Anyu help will be great I appreciated...
MRS. N. A. COOPER
East Gary, Indiana
Editor’s Note I will forward you some Nosker names and addresses we have on file at the NEWS, It would be nice to invite them to the reunion. Please write to us to confirm the date and time of the 1977 reunion so we cam make the official announcement in the NEWS.... Thanks to Dorothy Miller of Whittier. California for information on her family line. Dorothy is a descendant of Rudolph Noffsinger who landed in America in
1749....
Letters
We are in receipt of a long letter from Paul V. Hostetler of Hamden. Connecticut. We appreciate his letters because they usually look at the various Nafzger family lines as they relate to other Amish-Menno nite families that lived in the same area. Mr. Hostetler writes of many points of study and historical interest. One point which he mentions in his last letter which must be studied is as follows: “If I recall correctly, we were a bit puzzled that a Matthias Naftsiger was the Executor of Jacob’s Will. At the time, I had in mind only the two men of that name who were in Berks County -. but it didn’t make sense that Jacob would select a man as executor who lived so far away. But in view of what we now know about Ulrich’s family, it may well hay e been the bachelor son of Ulrich who had the same name”. Also, the quote from PAUL SUGGESTS THAT Ulrich who landed in 1742 and Jacob who landed in 1750 may have been closely related. Could it be that Jacob is a son of Ulrich?.
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
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‘Our car was trapped;
the rain was getting heavier
Fate stepped in to save Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Noffsinger, 824 Lakeside Drive, who were caught coming down the canyon and saw cars ahead and in back of theirs swept away by the wall of water which claimed many lives Saturday.
Noffsinger has a cabin above Estes Park and was hosting a reunion with several relatives this weekend, but the couple decided to return to Greeley Saturday night to give more room in the cabin to the guests.
According to Flora Noff singer, who is paralyzed with multiple sclerosis, they were driving their four-wheel drive vehicle down the canyon when the light began falling.
“We started out before seven and there were only a few drops falling,” she said. “But by the time we got about five miles below the village it was raining heavily and we began to be a little concerned.”
She said about that time a state patrol car passed theirs and they thought they would follow him down the canyon.
“But a huge spruce tree fell across the road just after he passed us. Our car and two behind us were trapped and the rain began getting even heavier. The two other cars backed up and went across the road, which we thought was foolish becuase it was lower ground.”
Mrs. Noffsinger said they then saw the wall of water come and sweep those two cars down the canyon and go down after the state patrol car.
“They were by the Stockdale Motel,” she said, “and the cars looked like little tm cans bob bing in the river.”
They were saved as Noff singer found a “little hole”
on Lhe side of the canyon wall, opposite a curve in the road.
“Immediately, the river was over the banks and washing the road away,” Mrs. Noffsinger said. “The torrent was a sheet from one wall of the canyon to the other. We could see people crawling out of the Stockdale and making their way up the muddy cliffs, slipping and sliding.”
The Noffsingers stayed in the safety of their car, although
they did consider trying to crawl to higher ground if the water climbed any higher.
“Later, some people came down the hill to us and helped improvise litter to carry me up the mountain to an unoc cupied cabin, which was apparently the only one there that survived.”
When rescue workers began arriving Sunday, Mrs. Noff singer and a man from the Stut..dale who suffered
diabetes shock were the first victims evacuated from the canyon and taken to the Loveland hospital.
“We were so Fortunate, I just can’t believe it,” she said. “One woman who was with us in the cabin was the owner of the Stockdale Motel and she said she didn’t even consider rebuilding it. The damage was just awesome and we were so lucky to be safe.”
She added that her husband, who had previously suffered two strokes, was wonderfully calm and poised through the crisis.
POLITICAL ADVISOR
Mrs. Leona Connor send us an interesting story from the Los Angeles Times. Headlines to the article reads “DOLE HAMPERED BY YOUNG STAFF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES GETS HELP FROM NOFZIGER’ The Nofziger that helped Senator Robert Dole with his vice presidential campaign is Lyn Nofziger who is a descendant of Valentine Nafziger that landed in the U.S. in 1831, Valentine and his family settled in Wayne county. Two of his children’ later moved to Fulton County and one settled in Branch County, Michigan. Lyn is a descendant of the son that settled in Michigan. He has been a member of Ronald Regar’a inner circle and has been a substantial member of the California Republican Party for years..
LETTERS LETTERS
LETTERS
Thanks to Lillian Miller of Newport News, Virginia for sending us data on her family line. She is a descendant of Peter of Illbach and the information we received helps us to move this line nearer to completion. F lfl El C. ‘J
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C. J.Kurtz of Elverson. Pennsylvania write’s to making the following correction. Jacobina who is buried in the Mast Burying Ground as reported in the last issue of the News was the widow of Peter lllbach who died at sea. The News was in error to srepflort to JaCOBINA IS THE DAUGHTER OF Peter of lilbach. Thanbks for the correction, Mr. Kurtz.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Ann Wilhelnuna Britsch on March 2h. 1976. Anna was born in 1886 at Fultoncounty. Ohio. She was married in 1906
Edwin Nofziger who is a fourth generation descendant of Valentine Nafziger. He landed in the United States in 1831. sChiuldren of Edwin and Anna are Mrs. Dorothy Short, Mrs. Erma Short and Herbert Nofziger. Herbert is a frequent visitor to the Naftzger home in Grafton, Ohio.
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HOPEDALE MENNONITE CHURCH HERITAGE CELEBRATION
The Hopedale Mennonite Church had a Heritage Celebration on September 3, 4 and 5th. The celebration started with a pork bar becue supper in the fellowship hail of the church. Anyone in the area was welcomed to attend. After the pork supper, there was a community hymn sing with area churches having special numbers. The service leader were Art and Verna Nafziger. Carrol Springer was the song leader.
On Saturday, there was a display of his torical items in the church basement. They also had some girl scouts from Chicago that demonstrated the spinning wheel and the fix brake. There was a display on the wall of the different family trees of those families that hc been in the church for many years. The had different sections set up depicting a cer tain rooms in an old fashioned house. There were many beautiful displays of old dishes, quilts, old tools, books, etc. there were a number of old Bibles, newspapers, books and letters.
There was a very old trunk which had been brought over from Germany by David Springer who is an ancestor of the Springers in the church.Some of the other items on dis play was a 1915 typewriter, an old crockery chicken drinker, a very old corn planter
Grafton Visitors
Recently, Herbert Nofziger of Arch- bold, Ohio and Clair Naftzger of the NEWS visited the old Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery on Plesant Home Road in Wayne County, Ohio. We were surprise to find hat the gravestone of Valentine Nafziger who landed in America in 1831 had been replaced with a new stone. It is obvious that considerable work had been done in the cemetery and some of the old stones that difficult to read had been replaced. The NEWS is interested in learning who the unknown helper is so that we can express our appreciation. It was a welcome surprise to find someone who contribution to the continuation of our heritage in such a nice way.
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Our appreciation to Mrs. Harold Wyse of Archbold, Ohio for information on their family line. Mrs. Wyse is a desc endant of Valentine Nafziger who landed in America in 1831...
box, an old forge, a rope maker, a spinning wheel, a yoke for caning maple syrup, a drill used in making peg barns and many other things.
On Saturday night, “The Hopedale Story’ was presented. This was a pageant presente by members of the Hopedale Church. it was written and directed by Carolyn(Swartzen truber)Nafziger. On Sunday, Ivan Kauffmann spoke on the ‘Call to Service at Hopedale” Special music was presented. After the noon meal which was provided for everyone, Simon Birkey gave the introductions and reading. Wilbur Nachtigali had devotions and comments. Nelson Springer gave a talk on “Hopedale Mennonits Then”.
In the evening a special service was held for the children. Rev J.C. Wenger spoke on new Frontiers in Anabaptist Faith and Life”. The committee for the Heritage celebration were co-ordinators Art and Verna Nafziger, Music, Carrol Springer, Pageant, Carolyn Nafziger, Friday evening meal, Ralph and Clarabette Springer, Sunday noon meal, Agnes Zehr and Sunday School class. Antique Display, Orvel and Dorothy Springer Publicity, Shirley Springer and Sharon Swartzentruber, Program, Elmo Springer, Loren Birky, Simon Birky and Pastor Aden Yoder.
Letters
Enclosed are checks for my subscript. ion to the NEWS and to students at Palmyra Area High School in appreciation for the restoration work at the old Nafzger Cenetery. In a recent copy of the newsletter, I read a letter from Mrs. P.M Noftsger of Alerton, Iowa. I believe she is a descendant from the same line as my husband and I would like to contact her. However, my letter was returned and no delivered. Will you please put the correct address on the letter and forward it to her. Thanks....
MRS. BOYD NOFTSGER Leesburg, Ohio
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We have received the information sent to us by Galen E. Kline of Carlisle Pennsylvania on the Frank Kline-Minnie Nofziger family line. This family line connects to Valentine whb landed in America in1831.
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Recent visitors to the Naftzger home in Grafton were Mrs. William Mottice of Navarre, Ohio, Mrs. Leona Baughman of Massillon. Ohio and John Nofsinger of Kalkaska, Michigan. Mrs. Motiice and Mrs. Baughman are daughters of John who is a very active 73 year old with a good memory for detail of his family line. Thus, we were able to fill in many dates to his family line that were missing. It would appear that John is a sixth generation descendant of Matthew-Matthais who arrived in America in 1749..
We have received a nice letter fron Nadine M. Walker of Litchfield, Illinois with data on Polly Noftainger Gish. Nadine is a descendant of Peter Noffsinger who landed in America in 1749 through the Moomaws which crossed this family line a number of times down through the years...
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Letters
. Enclosed is some material I have been saving all summer for you. Do you have any new data on my John Noftsinger. A lot f missing links to our family line are being found but it seems that cannot uncover anything to connect John who is buried in Navarre to one of the early Nafzger families in Pennsylvania. I have sent for a book that is a reprint of a rate book from Somerset County which I hope will help us
with the problem
MRS. LAURA CLAPPER Mansfield, Ohio
Material included with Mrs. Calpper’s letter were many articles clipped from a number of newspapers and articles of interest to Nafzgers copied from historical documents and books. Many thanks for the material. The John Noftsinger referred to in Mrs. Clapper’s letter was born in 1782 and died in 1846. He resided in Stark County, Ohio and is buried in the old Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery at Na varre, Ohio. His wife Elizabeth was born in 1795 and died in 1869., Their children are John, Samuel, Jacob, Catherine and
. two others whose names I do not have. We hsve been unable to document the parents of John. At first, we believed him to be the son of Henry Naftzinger whose father was Mathias who landed in 1749. John would be Mrs. aapper’s great, great, great, great grandfather. Anyu information on the puzzling problem of the parentage of John Noftsinger will be greatly appreciated
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We enjoyed going over the many nofsinger descendants while in Grafton I know my Dad enjoyed the visit. Enclosed are newspaper clipping of recent deaths in our r’amily line. The list of surviving descendants will help you with your records of this family line. Also enclosed is a check for the storation project of iPalmyra Area High School
LEONA I. BAUGHMAN
Massillon, Ohio
Enclosed are checks for subsc ription and for students at Palmyra Area School for their good work. I am only related by marriage but my sons are interested. I am going to forward as much information on
. our family line as I can collect for your records. Thanks for the newsletter...
MRS. T. J. NAFZGER
Columbus, Ohio
VISITORS
A recent visitor to the Naftzger home in Grafton was O.E. Noftsinger of
Dearborn, Michigan. Mr. Noftsinger is another active 73 year old who has held a number of very interesting jobs as an consulting engineer. Presently, he operates the Noftsinger Industrial Service Company. He is a descendant of the same family line as Mrs. Clapper. Mrs. Mottice. Mrs. Baughman and John Nofsinger. all who recently visited the Naftzgers during the past month. We believe the line connects to Matthew(Mathias) although we have been unable to document this fact.
Paul V. Hostetler. frequest writer to the NEWS writes to tell us of his recently published manuscript on the family of Bishop Jacob Hertzler. Much of the information found in the publicatiopn parrells that of Matthew(mathias( Naftzin er. Copies of the publication can be obtained from Paul V. Hostetler, 50 Todd Street, Hamden, Connecticut for 3.75 postpaid...
DEATHS
Miss Dorothy C. Noftsinger, 76 of Navarre passed away January 26, 1976. Surviving are four sister, Miss Hazel Noftsinger, Mrs. Edward Keller and Mrs. Florence Maloy and Mrs. Lester Summer. Another sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Interment at the Union Lawn Cemetery, Navarre, Ohio...
Mr. Walter H. Noffsinger, husband of Estelene Kern Noffsinger. died April 3 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was born in 1905 in Fincastle, Virginia, a son of George H. and Vivian Noffsinger. Surviving besides his wife are one brother, Claiborne C Noffsinger and one sister, Mrs. Christina Smith, two nephews, Claiborne C. and Charles REL three nieces, Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, Mrs. Vivian Hurley and Mrs. Gertrude Kehne. Walter is a descendant of Peter Noffsinger who Janded in America in 1749.
Lawrence A. Summer, 76, passed away August 18, 1976 at Massillon, Ohio.
Surviving is the widow, Ethel Hoover Summers, a daughter, Mrs. Donald Pfahler, a son Harold Summers, and two sisters, Mrs. James Stansberger and Mrs. Frank Schaller, two brothers, Warner and Lester. Three sister preceded him in death. Interment at the Union Lawn Cemetery, Navarre, Ohio
FULTON COUNTY PUBLICATION
The publication we planned in the last issue of the NEWSis procededing on schedule. Thurlow Nofziger of Toledo visited the Naftiger home in Grafton recently and provided the information on the Christian Nofziger.Natiiger line. The list of descendants is quite lengthy. We are in the process of setting the type for this publication.
Harley Nofziger of Archbold has been providing information for Johannes Nof,i ger’s line on a regular basis over the past two or three ears. It would appear that the list of descendants for this line ill never end as new material pour in. Frank Nofsinger of Sturgis. Michigan has been providing information on descendants of Valentine Nafziger. It would appear that the project is going to be much larger than we had originally planned. It sould appear that we may have ten tousand descendants identified in the three Natigcr lines..
Plans call for three separate publication We hope the first publication ill finance the second and the second publication will finance the third part of the plan. If it works, we will continue with some more publications on other family lines is providing information on Valentine
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While checking through some death records of Randolph County. Indiana. I discovered the following: SAMUEL NOFT age 60. Married. Residence:Randolph County. died 1895. Farmer. F-rem Ohio. Father Christian Noftsker was born in Pennsylvania. Mother was— Parish. Interment. Carlos (‘li Indiana. I researched obituaries in the only news paper available in the count v h ut II did not find it. I do not believe he is directly related to the Noffsingers of Jackson township because of the different spelling of the name.
MRS. MARDEE EDWARDS
Saratoqa, Indiana
Editor’s Note:tahnks for the information. I have come across the same family line in Ohio and Iowa. Apparently, his parents lived in Tuscaraway County. Ohio and I believe his children c an be found in Iowa. We think they are descendants of Ulrich(who landed in America in l but we need more information to make the connection to the ones who sued this spelling and resided in Pennsylvania. Perhaps, some of our readers can help us by providing some more detail of this Noftsker family that moved cstward..
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Mrs. Gertrude Nafziger Wyncoop of Michigan call but unfortunately I was not at home to talk with her. However, Betty had a nice telephone visit with Mrs. Wyncoop. Thanks for the call.
We had a pleasant telephone conservation with Sherman Naftzger who recently accepted the plant manager position with a Wooster, Ohio CompLJany. Sherman is a descendant of Jacob who landed in America i 1750. We expect to visit with him and his family in the near future and have plans to visit the small town of Burbank which was laid out by John Naftzger, a great grandson of Jacob and the great, grcat, great grandfather of Sherman
Stuart Henri Yost of Philadelphia raises an interesting point which should be studied by all. We have heard many times that Peter, Rudolph and Matthew’)mATHI ALL Nafzger who landed in America must have been brothers. Stuart asks about the possibility of a father and his two sons landing in 1749. The possiblity is a very real one when you look at the vague dates of the birth of the three men and their children...
Letters
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Nafzger Heritage News despite the fact that I still haven’t place my Elizabeth Naftzinger in any of the established family lines. An added bonus to your newsletter is finding mention of some of my other lines. I was a Hostetler before my marriage and, incidentally, Paul Hostetler, whose contri bution appeared in the last issue is no father’s first cousin. It was nice of you to publish my query in the last two issues. I only hope someone might come up with the answer to the Elizabeth Nafzinger
question.
MRS. KENNETH H. GILMORE
Gainesville, Florida
Editor’s Note: Mrs. Gilmore sent a photo of the cemetery marker of Elizabeth which is located in Holmes County, Ohio. We will reprint it in some future issue if our photographer can pull a good black and
white	from	the	color	slide..
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Letters
We have received considerable good information on the family line of Martha S. UhI of Williamstown. West Virginia. Until we received her letter, we thought Martha Mrs. UhI copied some information from a family Bible that indicated her John Noffsinger came from Germany when he was nine years old. Out records would indicate that John was born in 1780 and with Mrs. Uhl’s information, it would mean that John entered the U.S. in 1789. Until we received her letter and according to the records found in the Belmont County courthouse, John’s father is Mathias Noffsinger who isd a son of Rudolph. We do appreciate the information from Mrs. Uhl although it creates some problems with our records. Now we will have to try to diagnose the problem and find the mistake in our records.
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We have received extensive information on the Lee Family from Mrs. Riley Brown of Fort Scott, Kansas. Mrs. Rileygreat. great, great grandparents was Grissom Lee who descended from Peter Noffsinger that settled in Nodaway County, Missouri just prior to the Civil War. It is believe that Peter was the great, great grandson of Rudolph who landed in America in 1749...
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AND ANNA NAFZIGER
CHILDREN
PETER NAFZIGER
KATHERINE(NAFZIGER)GINGERICH
JOHN NAFZIGER
LENA NAFZIGER
ELIZABETH(NAFZIGER)ENGEL
BARBARA(NAFZIGER)RISSER
JOSEPH NAFZIGER
PHOEBE (NAFZIGER)KINSINGER
ANNA(NAFZIGER)SWEITZER
GRANDCHILDREN
PETER E. NAFZIGER
ANNA(NAFZIGER)GARBER
JOHN H. NAFZIGER
PETER B. NAFZIGER
MELISSA (NA F ZIG ER) REED
SOLOMON NAFZIGER
CELIA(GINGER ICH)CAMP
TI LLIE(GINGER ICH)CAMP
SUSAN(NAFZIGER)NOFSINGER
LENA(NAFZIGER)SWEITZER
ANNA NAFZIGER
PHOEBE(NAFZIGER)CAMP
EM MA (N AFZ IGER ) ESCH
WILL NAFZIGER
SAM NAFZIGER
BEN NAFZIGER
SOL NAFZIGER
JESSE NAFZIGER
PETER SWEITZER
ELIZABETH(SWEITZER)NAFFZIGER
BARBARA SWEITZER
JOSEPH SWEITZER
MATTIE SWEITZER
JOHN W. RISSER
CHRIS RISSER
FRANK RISSER
SOLOMON RISSER
IDA (E NGE L) HART MAN
JOHN ENGEL
MATHI LDA(ENGEL)SUMMER
GEORGE ENGEL
ALVINA(ENGEL)BRENNAMAN
LOU ISA(ENGEL)SHOEMAKER
WILLIE ENGEL
SAMUEL KINSINGER
HARVEY KINSINCER
DANIEL KINSINGER
ANNA(KINSI NGER)RASTETTER
EM I LE (K INS I NG ER) EL LSA ESSE R
DAVID KINSINGER
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GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
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S AVID GARBER
ANIEL GARBER
CHRISTIAN GARBER
SOLOMON GARBER
ELLA(GARBER)K INSINGER
R UTH(GARBERKOHLER
ELMER NAFZIGER
ELSIE(NAFZIG
ARTHUR NAFZIGER
ETHEL(NAFZIGER)WIGG INS
VERA NAFZIGER
ROY HARLEY REED
LULA(REED)BROWN
ROY NAFZIGER
MABEL(NAFZIGER
ALMA(CAMP)WEAVER
MELINDA K. CAMP
ALVIN PETER CAMP
DELLA MAE NOFSINGER
LU LA ( NOFSINGER )SU TT ER
MILO NOFSINGER
WALTER NOFSINGER
HULDAH(SWEITZER)BRACKBI LL
DIANA(CAMP)SEA RS . FFORD CAMP
rHRYN CAMP
EVELYN CAMP
NAOMI(CAMP)SMUCKER
ALICE(ESCH)GINGRICH
ALICE (R ISSER) IN GOLD
ELSIE (HART MAN) ME C K
RUSSEL HARTMAN
LYLE JOE HARTMAN
ELSIE(HARTMAN)MECK
RUSSEL HARTMAN
LYLE JOE HARTMAN
DORMAN ENGEL
CLAYTON ENGEL
EVELYN(ENGEL)SMITH
IRA SUMMER
EARL SUMMER
HARVEY SUMMER
VERNA SUMMER
MELVINA SUMMER
CLAYTON SUMMER
LESTER SUMMER
GWENDOLYN ENGEL
CLARENCE BRENNEMAN
G LA DYS( BR ENN EMAN ) A LOISIA
C RACE BRENN E MAN )STOR MER
EUGENE SHOEMAKER
ORVAL SHOEMAKER
MILDRED(SHOEMAKER)DRUDGE
DONALD SHOEMAKER
KENNETH SHOEMAKER
ESTHER(K INSINGER)SLONNEGER
EDITH KINSINGER
GRACE(KI NSINGER)GITTINGER
LAWRENCE KINSINGER
MABEL VERNA ESCH
GLADDEN H. ESCH
HAROLD R. ESCH
CLAUDE M. ESCH
CLINTON ESCH
LESTER S. NAFZIGER
EARL J. NAFZIGER
LEE H. NAFZIGER
LI LLIAN(NAFZIGER)ASCHENBRENNER
HERBERT R. NAFZIGER
GLEN A. NAFZIGER
INA MAE NAFZIGER
HARVEY C. NAFZIGER
GRACE M. NAFZIGER
ELSIE (NA F ZIG ER) DIN A
MAONA	C(NAFZIGER)SCHROCK
MELVIN	R. NAFZIGER
OTIS 5’	NAFZIGER
HOMER	RAY NAFZIGER
MARVIN	S. NAFZIGER
ORLANDO NAFZIGER
FAYE(NAFZIGER)SCOTT
HU LDA H (S WE IT ZER ) BR ACKBILL
CEL IA(NAFFZIGER)EBERT
IV A (NA F F ZIG ER) V OE L K ER
CLARENCE RISSER
LLOYD RISSER
ROY RISSER
LESTER A RISSER
MABEL (RI SSE R ) G R A V W NOR
KATHER INE(NOFSINGER)STEWARTSQN
GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
FRANK KINSINGER
KENNETH E. KINSINGER
KATHRYN (KIN SINGER) BA YSTO N
JOHN R. KINSINGER
MARGARET E. KINSINGER
JOSEPHINE(KINSINGER)VERCLER
GEORGE NAFZIGER
MERVIN LJMMEL
F ER N (U MME L) K ENNEL
DOROTHY(UMMEL)NORQUIST
LOLA UMMEL)DIEMER
KATHERINE L. UMMEL
JOHN MAX BROWN
FREDERICKW BROWN
JOHN NAFZIGER
MA RJOR IE( WEA V ER ) MORTON
PHYLLIS(WEAVER)JANTZ
JOAN WEAVER DILTZ
DONALD E. WEAVER
MYRIL L. CAMP MCGREW
LEON G. CAMP
M Y LA (CA MP) LAM BE RT
DAVID G. CAMP
V IRGINIA (SliTTER ) CO LE
EMERY SUTTER
DUANE SEARS
WILMER SEARS
ROBERT SEARS
MERLE SEARS
CAROLYN SMUCKER
EARL SEARS
DONALD SMUCKER
PHYLLIS(SMUCKER)MI LLER
DORIS(ESCH)BORTHWICK
NA NC Y ( ESCH ) TO LMOFF
MARY (ESC H) WI L K ER SON
DON NA (A SCHEN BR EN NER ) WIND
RUSSEL ASCHENBRENNER
GERALD ASCHENBRENNER
LEE NAFZIGER
A LICE (NA F Z I GE R ) CO R R I GA N
LISA DINA
CHRISTINE DINA
ROBERT SCHROCK
BETTY (SCH R OCK ) BAC H MAN
PHY LL IS( SC H ROC K ) BACH MAN
DONNA(SCHROCK)DENN ING
GLEN DA ( SCH ROCK ) BACH MAN
HE LEN (SC HR OCK ) PET ERS
S HI R L E Y (NA F ZIG ER ) SA DL ER JOANNE (NA F ZIG ER ) PERK I N S
PAGE SEVEN
GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
ARLO BRACKBILL
ESTHER (BRA C KB ILL) STE IDE R
EMERSON EBERT
JOHN VOELKER
CARROLL VOELKER
DONALD RISSER
ROBERT RISSER
JAMES RISSER
Joy RISSER
WILLIAM RISSER
CA ROL IN E ( R ISSER ) ACKER MAN
VIRGIN IA(RISSER)STICKELMAIER
RALPH RISSER
PHYLLIS GRAVENOR
ROGER GRAVENOR
DOUGLAS INGOLD
STAN LEY INGOLD
ROBERT HARTMAN
JUD IT H ( HA RTMAN )ZY LE
SHA RON ( HA RT MAN ) LORE NTZ
NANCY(SUMMER)FER ISCHON
SHA RON (SUMMER )MAJOR
JOAN (SU MM ER )SM ITH
JUDITH (ENGEL)CHAPMAN
REBECCA(ENGEL)
RONALD BRENNEMAN
KATHY BRENNEMAN
MERRY BRENNEMAN
SAN DRA(STORMER )CALHOUN
CHRISTINE STORMER
ALICE SHOEMAKER
LOREN SHOEMAKER
IVAN SHOEMAKER
MARILYN SHOEMAKER
MERLE SHOEMAKER
RONALD SHOEMAKER
JARALD SHOEMAKER
LEOLA SHOEMAKER
GENEVA SHOEMAKER
RUBY SHOEMAKER
CAROLYN DRUDGE
MYRNA DRUDGE
JUDY DRUDGE
LARRY SHOEMAKER
JOYCE SHOEMAKER
SANDRA SHOEMAKER
NELDA SHOEMAKER
LYNETTE SHOEMAKER
ANNE SHOEMAKER
JANET SHOEMAKER
JOYCE SHOEMAKER YODER
RONALD SLONNEGER
KENNETH SLONNEGER
JOYCE(GITTI NGER)CARR
JACK GITTINGER
DANIEL KINSINGER
MICHAEL KINSINGER
MALCOLM KINSINGER
PAUL KINSINGER
LEE KINSINGER
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
RONALD GORDEN
JONI(GORDON)COOKSEY
RANY GORDON
TAMMY GORDON
STANELY BACHMAN
RONALD BPCHMAN
BETTY BACHMAN
MARJORIE BACHMAN
JOHN BACHMAN
TONYA BACHMAN
DANIEL BACHMAN
KAREN BACHMAN
PHILLIP BACHMAN
GARY DENNING
ALAN DENNING
MYRON BACHMAN
RANDY BACHMAN
ERIC BACHMAN
RODNEY BACHMAN
BENJAMIN BRACKBILL
TIMOTHY BRACKBILL
DIANA(STEI DER)POLLOCK
SAMUEL STE IDER
REBECCA(STEI DER)HATHWAY
CALLEEN(STEI DER)WHITNACK
RUTH STEIDER
MARK STE IDER
JOHN VOELKER
MAR ILYN(VOELKER)LAMB
IRIS(VOELKER)KRECHGESSNER
DENNIS VOELKER
JERRY VOELKER
DAVID RISSER
JOHN RISSER
PAT R IC IA (RI SSE R ) WEEKS
JAMES RISSER
JEFFREY RISSER
MARTHA(RISSER)KAHNE
GWEN PETERS
VALERIE SADLER
VICTORIA SADLER
TROY PERKINS
RUARK PERKINS
BLAIR PERKINS
AMY NAFZIGER
ALAN NAFZIGER
PAUL NAFZIGER
NANCY BRACK BILL ADAMS
SALLY BRACKBILL
L IN E( BR ACKBILL) R UTL EDGE
LAUREL(BRACKBILL)GIBBS
JAN ET (BR ACKB IL L) STRO UP
JOEL BRACKBILL
JOAN BRACKBILL
PATRICIA(BRACKBILL)SCHLOSSER
BEVERLEY BRACKBILL
JOSEPH BRACKBILL
DONNIE NAFZIGER	KATHLEEN(HARTMAN)RIEMAN
DAVID NAFZIGER	ORVIS MECK
ROBERT NAFZIGER	WAYNE MECK
BURDETTE NAFZIGER)OTDOERFER SHARTON HARTMAN
SHARON SCOTT	KATHLEEN HARTMEN
CHRISTINA SCOTT	ROBERT HARTMAN
LEROY BRACKBILL	JUDITH HARTMAN ZYLA
GLEN BRACKBILL	KARAN(SUMMER)GARBER
EILEEN BRACKBILL	JOHN SUMMER
DONALD SUMMER
DEAN SUMMER
RONALD SUMMER
DALE SUMMER
FRANCIS( FOLEY
GERALD FOLEY
PATR ICIA(FOLEY)COLDWELL GARY SUMMER LEROY SUMMER
.
PAGE EIGHT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
. CRAIG RISSER
DANIEL RISSER
CAROL(ACKERMAN)ALBIAN I
ROY ACKERMAN
MARK ACKERMAN
NEIL ACKERMAN
JOHN CHASE
DAVID CHASE
DANIEL CHASE
STEPHEN CHASE
KARAN CHASE
DIANNE RISSER
RONALD RISSER
SCOTT RISSER
LAWRENCE WAGNER
RANDALL WAGNER
SCOTT WAGNER
RODNEY GRAVENOR
VICKI GRAVENOR
KEVIN MECK
TIMOTHY MECK
ROBERT HARTMAN
DENNIS HARTMAN
JEFFERY HARTMAN
THERESA HARTMAN
CYN’.HIA ZYLA
LISA ZYLA
CHERYL RIEMAN
MICHELE LORENTZ
KEVIN MECK
TIMOTHY MECK
ROBERT HARTMA
DENNIS HARTMAN
JEFFERY HARTMAN
TERRY SUMMER
DEBRA SUMMER
STEPHEN GARBER
SANDRA GARBER
STEPHAN SUMMER
JODI SUMMER
STEPHEN SUMMER
BRYAN FOLEY
JAN INE FOLEY
MAUREEN FOLEY
COLEEN FOLEY
CHARLENE FOLEY
EDWARD INSINGER
JUDITH(K INSINGER)OLDSON
KENNETH KINSINGER
SANDRA KINSINGER
ELIZABETH(BAYSTON)JOYCE
O CAROL(BAYSTON)PEARCE ROSE(BAYSTON)ER ICKSON
FREDERICK BAYSTON
JULIE GITTINGER
SUZANNE(STICKELMAIER)SCHIERER
REBECCA STICKELMAIER
JEAN STICKELMAIER
JOHN VERCLER
ROGER VERCLER
TIMOTHY VERCLER
BETTY VERCLER
PHILIP NAFZIGER
MARY NAFZIGER
KENNETH UMMEL
JAMES UMMEL
CLINTON KENNEL
JOAN KENNEL
JERALD NORQUIST
STANLEY NORQUIST
THOMAS NORQUIST
ANDREW BORTHWICK
PHILIP BORTHWICK
THERESA TOLMOFF
RONALD TOLMOFF
GREGORY TOLMOFF
JON WILKERSON
OEBORAH WIND
SHARON WIND
CONNIE ASCHENBRENNER
KAREN ASCHENBRENNER
MICHELLE ASCHENBRENNER
ANGELA ASCHENBRENNER
JENNIFER ASCHENBRENNER
JAMIE NAFZIGER
MELANIE NAFZIGER
DANIEL SCHROCK
BARBARA(SCHROCK)SKINNER
DAVID SCHROCK
EDWARD SCHROCK
SARA SCHROCK
THOMAS SCHROCK
DONNA(DEIMER)WI LLIAMSON
LORON DEIMER
NORMA DEIMER
WILLIAM MORTON
GREGORY MORTON
STACY MORTON
MELINDA JANTZ
MARl LYN(JANTZ)KOVICH
DAVID JANTZ
WAYNE JANTZ
JAMES DILTZ
CHRISTINE DILTZ
DANIEL DILTZ
DONALD WEAVER’ JR’
PATRICK MC GREW
DENNIS MC GREW
PHILIP MC GREW
ERIC GITTINGER
ROGER MC GREW
KATHY CAMP
KAREN CAMP
STEVEN CAMP
KIM LAMBERT
SCOTT LAMBERT
MICHAEL LAMBERT
GINA CAMP
DANNY MC GREW
JOHN MC GREW
JAMES COLE
DENNIS COLE
JOHN COLE
ROBERT COLE
WILLIAM SEARS
RONALD SEARS
SHARON SEARS
JEAN SEARS
DAVID SEARS
MICHAEL SEARS
MARK SEARS
LONNIE SEARS
CRAIG SEARS
JEFFREY SEARS
TODD SEARS
CHAD SEARS
MATTHEW SEARS
KIM SEARS
CARMEN SEARS
JEANETTE SEARS
JENNIFER SEARS
MARCUS SMUCKER
MARIE SMUCKER
GARY FOLEY
CHRISTOPHER FOLEY
COLETTE FOLEY
JAMES COLDWELL
DOUGLAS BEEBE
GREGORY BEEBE
CHAD FAR ISO
KARA FAR ISCHON
LORA MAJOR
BRADLEY MAJOR
DONALD BRENNEMAN
GARY BRENNEMAN
LINA BRENNEMAN
DAVID CALHOUN
STEVEN CALHOUN
PAMELA CALHOUN
SUZANNE CALHOUN
CHRISTINE SLONNEGER
NANCY SLONNEGER
ANDREW SLONNEGER
JAMES CARR
PAGE NINE
EDWARD KINSINGER
JACQUELINE KINSINGER
StOTT OLDSON
ERIC KINSINGER
JAMES JOYCE
MICHAEL JOYCE
SANDRA JOYCE
MARTIN JOYCE
DEBORAH JOYCE
BARBARA JOYCE
MiCHELLE ERICKSON
DIANE PEARCE
KIMBERLY VERCLER
TODD UMMEL
KIRK UMMEL
TROY UMMEL
JOHN KENNEL
CHRISTOPHER KENNEL
JOHN NORQUIST
BRENT NORQUIST
MARK NORQUIAT
HEIDI WILLIAMSON
DAWN MORTON
TIMOTHY JANTZ
NEAL JANTZ
KRISTINA ADAMS
KATRINA ADAMS
KIMBRALY ADAMS
CHRISTOPHER RUTLEDGE
BRAD RUTLEDGE
AMY GIBBS
MICHAEL GIBBS
JENNIFER STROUP
ANGELA POLLOCK
JULIA POLLOCK
LORA STEIDER
JIMMIE HATHAWAY
CHRISTOPHER KAHNE
ROY ALBIANI
MARK ALBIANI
CORY ALBIANI
ERIC ACKERMAN
ANGELA ACKERMAN
AMY ACKERMAN
TODD SCHIERER
JENNIFER SCHIERER
MATTHEW RISSER
/ GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
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