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VOL. VI, 4	Sep Leinbe r 1, / 7
JACOB LANDS IN AMERICA IN 1847
Jacob Nafziger was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, August 12, 1800. He landed in America in the fall of 1847 and after arriving In New York City, he proceeded to Peoria, Illinois. He lived on the only farm he owned in McLean County until his death in 1882. He was first married to Veronica Rockey. Children of the first marriage are Jacob, Christian and Veronica. After the death of Veronica, he was married in 1828 to Elizabeth Rockey in Germany who was a sister of Veronica. Children of this second marriage are Catherine, Henry, Frederick and Eliza.
We have received conflicting
AN OLD NAFZGER CEMETERY reports as to whether children of a first marriage; Jacob, Christian and Veronica journeyed to Amer Mr. Stewart Schule writes to tell ica with the rest of the family. We
us of the neglect of the old are inclined to think they made Nafzger Cemetery in Palmyra, the trip with their father. Jacob, Pennsylvania. It is the same one his oldest child would have been that was restored over a year ago 19 years old at the time. Family by a class at Palmyra High tradition states that went School. We are attempting to get westward during the gold rush
•c o’nrnendation up some sort of fund each year so and was never heard from again.
that we can hire someone in the	This same report indicates that
Our thank to Carl F. Noftsger of	area to mow it couple times each	Christian, his second oldest son
Des Monines, Iowa for writing to	summer. Several good mowing	and Veronica, a daughter of his
giveupsomeinformation	during the summer would make	first marriage both lived in
on his family heritage. Carl Is a	the difference. Descendants of	,1cLean County although we do
descendant of Jacob Noftsger who	Jacob Nafzger who landed in	not have any information of their
is alledged to have landed in	America in 1750 are buried there.	descendants on file If there are
Maryland in the early 1800*s and	We hope all descendants will	any. Nor do we know where they
made his way to Kentucky. We	respond with a small contribution	are buried if they remained and
are glad to receive more	that we can mail to Mr. Schule	died n McLean County. Perhaps,
information on this family line,	who will see that it is mowed each	some of our readers can help
year. You may send your	clarify information on the children
donation directly to Stewart	of his first marriaae.
Schule, 150 W. Walnut St.	Catherine, a daughter of the
Mr. and Mrs. William	Palmyra, Pennsylvania, 17078 or	marriage of Jacob and Elizabeth
G. Naftzinger ot Centerport, Penn.	the the NEWS and we will	married Christian B. Nafziger
celebrated their 55th wedding	forward the donation.	(1819-1903). To this marriage
anniversary at a surprise family	were born Ferdinand, Minnie,
dinner. They were married Feb	Augustus, Katherine, Julia,
18, 1922 in Allentown, Penn-	Amelia, Bertha and Eliza.
sylvania.	It would appear that Christian
Received the charts and key of	was a grandson of Peter of
‘Thecoupletias three daughters, the Nofsker fam Thank you so Uberau featured in a previous Reta, wife of John A Kunkleman;
Mrs. Dorothy Grogg and Caroline	very much. I am making up files	issue of the NEWS, although we
wife of John A. Manwiller. They	for the family and these charts	do not have anthing very official
also have nine grandchildren and	will be quite an addition to my	on this thought. Christian B.
. eight great-grandchildren.	information for them. Thanks	Nafziger’s father was also named
William is the son of Joseph 0.	again for your kindness.	Christian and we believe he was a
Naftzinger and are descendants of	LUCINDA MC INTIRE	son of Peter of Uberau. Perhaps
some of our readers can help us
Mathias-Matthew who landed in
Ho ‘vsburg, Pennsylvania with point, too.
America n 1749.
Cont’d on Page Two
A nice note with their subscription from Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kieck of Phoenix, Arizona.
They report that they are very interested in genealogy.
Sometime ago you wrote about the Sarah Noffsin who married
Jacob Bashore. You thought at the time she was probably a descendant of Math ias Nafzger who arrived in this country in 1749, had a son John and she was his daughter. Where can I find some information about this Mathias Nafzger and his family? I have found his name in the Pennsylvania Archive Books in the Tax lists for both Bern and Tulpechocan townships in Berks County in the years 1767 through
1785.
Also, in your March, 1977 newsletter a Wilbur Linder wrote you from Portland, Indiana and had a letter from a lady in Provo, Utah who was interested in the Metzer and Brubaugh families. Since am nterested in these families, I would like his address so can obtan her address and write to her.
NANCY MYERS
Grovep-ort, Ohio
Letters
May I use your publication to advertise that I have published a script of ‘The Hopedale Story’ the historical drama which the Hope Mennote Church presented last September? I will mail the 50-page booklet for $2.00 t4 anyone who writes me. appreciate your work in recording the Nafzger heritage.
CAROLYN NAFZIGER
Rt.#1, Box43
Minier, Illinois 61759
Editor’s Note: As many of our readers know, Hopedale, Illinois is the home town of Christian Nafziger who was born in Germany in 1792. He married Veronica Burkey and they emigrated to America somewhere around 1843. Many descendants of this couple live in the area today and they were active participants of The Hopedale Story.
Bonnie Hansen of Hammond, Indiana gave me a copy of your publication. I found it very interesting and full of information about our branch of the family. My father is Laurence Naffziger and both of his parents are descended from Christian and Catherine Maurer Nafziger. His mother was the grandaughter of Christian and Catherine Nafziger Garber. His father the grandson of Valentine and Katherine Naffziger who according to a record I have was the son of Christian and Catherine Maurer Naffziger. To complicate the matter further, Valentine’s son Valentine Jr. married Katherine Nofsinger. This valentine was my father’s grandfather
MARY HELEN NAFFZ!GER HOOK
Hammond indiana
Jacob and E1iz Cont’d from Page One
.
Henry, the second child of Jacob and Elizabeth was fifteen years old when his father and mother emigrated to America. He was married in 1855 to Helen Naffziger)1 832- (. She is a dès of Peter of Uberau and came tc America when she was twenty years old with her parents. She would be a grand daughter of Peter of Uberau. To the union of Henry and Helen were born nine children: Names Fredericka, Robert, Emma, Heinrich, John, Frederick, Albert, Anna, and Jacob.
Peter was the third child of the marriage of Jacob and Elizabeth. We do not have any information o
Peter. It would be safe to assume that he emigrated to America with his parents. Perhaps, he died young and if so, the burial site must be somewhere in McLean County in Danvers Township.
Frederick was the fourth child of the marriage of Henry an Elizabeth. This is anothe Nafziger descendant that we do not have any information. It would appear that he is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford, Illinois as is Christian B and Kathfrine. The fifth and youngest child of Jacob and Elizabeth is Elizà. She resided in Danvers Village and did not marry.
Letters
We are sorry to learn of the death of ada Mae Nosker of Iroquois, Illinois who passed away on April 16, 1977. Ada is the wife of Harley B. Nosker who died earlier. Their children are Edna, Samuel, Laverne, Chelsea, Marquis, Harley, Roland, Bonita, Zemma, Hazel and Everett. We are quite certain that this family line will trace to Ulrich Nafzger who landed in America in 1742 Burial was at the Prarie Dell Cemetery at Iroquois.
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS 1 20 EDGEWOOD DavE
OHIO 44044
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EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
CLAIR NAFTZGER
KATHLEEN NAFTZGER
BETTY NAFTZGER
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $5 00 yearly Published quarterly
PUBLISHED EVERY MARCH. JULY, SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER
Page Two
1óY 1	ó
FREDERICK NAFZIGER	JACOB NAFZIGER
PETER NAFZIGER	CHRISTIAN P. NAFZGER
KATHERINE(NAFZIGER( NAFZIGER	VERONICANAFZIGER
HENRY NAFZIGER	ELIZA NAFZIGER
GRANDCHILDREN
FREIDERICKA NAFZIGER	KATHERINE(NAFZIGER)HABECKER	JOHN NAFZIGER	JACOB NAFZIGER
ROBERT NAFZIGER	JULIA(NAFZIGER)BAUER	FRIEDERICK NAFZIGER	FERDINAND NAFZIGER
EMMA NAFZIGER	AMELIA(NAFZIGER)UNZICKER	ALBERT NAFZIGER	MINNIE(NAFZIGER)UNZICKER
HEINRICH NAFZIGER	BERTHA(NAFZIGER)W1CKS	ANNA NAFZIGER	AUGUSTUS NAFZIGER
ELIZA(NAFZI GE R)OTTO
- GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
HENRY J NAFZIGER	ROBERT W NAFZIGER	we would be the first to admit that the list of
JOHN E’ NAFZIGER	FREDERICKA V NAFZIGER	descendants on this page is incomplete. There
must be hundreds of descendants that we
FREDERICK A’ NAFZIGER	MARY NAFZIGER	have not receive any data for this publication.
JACOB C’ NAFZIGER	EMMA(NAFZIGER)HABECKER	We hope descendants will write to the NEWS
ALBERT H’ NAFZIGER	ANNIE NAFZIGER	with the information
GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
IDA(HABECKER)YERKE	ALMA(NAFZIGER)CATLIN	ALBERT NAFZIGER	IRENE(NAFZIGER)DAVIS
RALPH 1’ NAFZIGER	FRED NAFZIGER	NORA(NAFZIGER)MAUER	HOWARD NAFZIGER
RUTH(NAFZIGER)BLANCHARD	EDGAR NAFZIGER	WALTER NAFZIGER	CHARLES W. NAFZIGER
. RUTH	LI LY(NAFZIGER)UNZICKER	LOUELLA(NAFZIGER)LEMONS	F RANCIS 0. NAFZIGER
IDA(NAFZIGER)CLARK HILDA NAFZIGER PEARL(NAFZIGER)STUBBLEFIELD DORENE F. NAFZIGER
RAYMOND C. NAFZIGER MILBURN NAFZIGER VIOLA PIAFZIGER BERTRAM E. NAFZIGER
HELEN(NAFZIGER)HENLEY	HENRY HABECKER	MABEL NAFZIGER	MARJORIE NAFZIGER
CONRAD C. NAFZIGER CLARA(HABECKER)ILLUS DELMAR NAFZIGER ANNIE NAFZIGER MABEL NAFZIGER
— GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
DICK BARTHEL	LAVERNE BARTHEL	WILLIAM NAFZIGER	DEAN R. RUSMISSLE
HAZEL(BARTHEL)RODRIQUES	DONALD BARTHEL	ROSEMARY(STUBBLEFIELD)SCHERTZ	BERTHA(LOGAN)HANDY
WILLIAM H. CLARK	MAGDALINA BARTHEL	ROGER C. NAFZIGER	GLENN LOGAN
FRIEDA(NAFZIGER)ST. JOHN	ROBERT BARTHEL	JILL NAFZIGER	HARVEY LOGAN
HARRY HENLEY	LUCILLE BLANCHARD	DANA A. NAFZIGER
LAWRENCE LOGAN
MARGARET(HENLEY) OHARA	HELEN BARTHEL	DONALD E’ NAFZIGER
LILY(LOGAN)HANDY
RONALD HENLEY	CHARLES BARTHEL	CAROL NAFZIGER
PAULINE BLAN CHARD
JOHN EDWARD NAFZIGER	WILLIAM BARTHEL	ROBERT NAFZIGER
MERLE BLANCHARD
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN	GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
LORI ST JOHN KATHERINE J. NAFZIGER
GRANDCHILDREN
JONI ST. JOHN	MARY NAFZIGER
RONALD ST. JOHN	MELAINE NAFZIGER	MATTHEW 0. NAFZIGER	VIRGINIA LEONARD
LINDA (NAFZIGER)MILLIGAN	KATHLEEN NAFZIGER	MARK 1. NAFZIGER	HOLLY LEONARD
OIANA(NAFZIGER)LEONARD	RICHARD NAFZIGER	ERIN MILLIGAN	MICHAEL BUTLER
CERYL A. NAFZIGER)BUTLER	DANIEL ANAFZIGER
STEVEN NAFZIGER	MARION NAFZIGER
BRIAN DIETRICK
Page Three
EXCERPTS FROM PAUL HOSTETLER*S LETTER	Letters
Russel F. Kenage(oregon) wrote	looked to me as though these four	I wrote to Mr. and Mrs. Harry
to say his ancestor was Johannes	men were acting as surety -- there	Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio as you
Gnaeg (came 1742 with three Zug	were quite a few men named, and	suggested and I found that they
brothers and other Amish.	it looked like a **tradfe_off** and	are related to my branch of the
Russell descended from the son,	court action. Anyway, we know	Gautsche-Nafziger family. In a
John Gnaeg(1 742-1 81 5) whose	positively that the first three of	book **History of the Mennonites
wifewas DOROTHY NOFTSGER.	the four were Amish and I see no	of Butler County, Ohio** by Rev.
I don’think I told you that we	reason to think that Matthias	W. H. Grubb, Pastor of the
know a lot about the immigrant	w	Apostolic Mennonite Church,
Hans Gnaegi - the spelling has	Inasmuch as the Tulpehocken	Trenton, Ohio, published in 1916,
changed much to Kenagy,	Matthias was the only one we are	page 43, I quote as follows:
Kanagy, etc. I have been to	quite certain belonged to the	‘‘CF’ tian Gautsrhe married
Han’s farm just east of Shartles-	Amish groupO it makes sense that	KatriL ne Goldsch , Child
ville (a 1747) warrant. He moved	he may well have been the father	ren are Magdalena who married
westward into Bethel township,	of Dorothy who married John	Rev. Nicholas Augspurger:
Berks County in a few years. He	Gnaegi, Jr. And perhaps also the	Christian, Jacobina, Benjamin
Must have been other amish n	John who bought the Hochstetler	and Henry. They came to
that area around 1751. He finally	property in 1776 in fact he may	America in 1830. She was a sister
settled In 1767 in what is todays	have been the co-exec of the 1750	to Rev. Joseph Goldschmidt.
Bethel township, Lebanon County	Jacob; he surely lived quite a bit.	The above Henry (called and
I would say this farm is about nine	closer than the Bern towship one.	spelled “Heinrich” in German
miles NE of Jacob Hochstetler’s	Anyway, I dare say that the	was my grandfather. The above
farm, north of Annville - which	co-exec was either this Matthias	Benjamin and Mary Fisher
John Nofsker bought from the	or else the son of Ulrich. And too,	Gautsche’s daughter Sarah is the
Hochstetler’s heirs in 1776 and 12	Barbara Livengood may have	mo er of Harry Nafziger.
miles or so from the Jacob	been his daughter instead of
Naftzger(1 750 immigrant) place	daughter of Ulrich.	ORVAL C. MYERS
at Palmyra. -	Kate Miller has translated the	Columbus, Ohio
I dont think l*ve previously	signatures of the inventory of
given you the gist of Reading, Pa.	Ulrich as (1) Hans Schertz, Abr.	___________________
deed B 1-518, dated 1774. It is	Eosch or Easch and Hans Gerber.
quite an involved one -- It	She made no comment on the	We have a nice letter from
mentioned that Christian Zuch	script name of the man owing	Chelsea Cooper which reports
)my aricestor( John Reichenbach)	Ulrich money, so probably	that 36 Nosker descendants of
both of Heidelberg township( and	couldn’t make out the name which
John Kurtz and Matthias Nafzger	was so very faint. I’ve not yet	Ulrich - immigrant who landed In
both of Tulpehocken township	received further information from	America in 1742, held their
signed 15 notes on May 16, 1770	Kateon theLivengood BOOK.	annual reunion at Iroquois,
to a Christian Miller, totaling	Illinois.
1560 pounds - a lot of money. lt_	PAUL HOSTETLER	Visitors included Mr. and Mrs.
Cont’d next column	Camden, New Jersey.	Strickler and Mr. and Mrs. Goold.
The Stricklers are preparing a
history of the Noskers. The
THE GERMAN TRIP	reunion will continue although the
lost of their titular head, Ada Mae
Sometime ago, we wrote about	towns where our various Nafzgers	Iosker on April 16th was greatly
the possibility of a group of	immigrants were born. The tour	felt by the entire group.
Nafzgers arranging a tour of	would encompass the full length	Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Nosker of
Germany. We have contacted a	t West Germany to Thus,	Sheldon, Illinois will be the host
travel agency operated by two	Switzerland where Nafzgers once	and hostess of the reunion next
ladies who are from Germany.	lived. We would head back north	year. The annual meeting will be
One of them is very knowledge-	stopping off at more points of	held at the park in Iroquois again
able of the area we would want to	interest for the group. The trip is	next year.
visit. Thus, they have agreed to	tentatively planned for fall - 1978.
price in such a trip for us after we	Right now, we need a good
provide them with a more detailed	accurate list of known birthplaces	You will find on the next few
agenda. It would appear that the	for the various Nafzger immi-	pages a listing of some descend-
trip will last for 22 days. We	grants. Please write if you have	ants of Christian Nafziger o
would land in Frankfort, Germany	certain information of the birthp-	Hopedale, Illinois. A listing of
and proceed by bus to points of	place of your Nafzger immigrant	some of the descendants appear
interest which would probably be	ancestor.	in a previous issue of the NEWS.
Page Four
Great grandchildren of Christian Nafziger from Hopedale, Illinois
4-16 WILLIAM JOSEPH NAFZIGER(3-22) 1orn in 1893, Hopedale, Illinois. Did not marry. Residence: Peoria, Illinois.
4-17 CHRISTIAN H NAFZIGER(3-22) Born in 1885, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1907 to Lydia Birky. Residence:
Moved to Oregon. Children: Wilbert(5-92), Howard(5-93), Mervin(5-94), Melvin(5-95), Florcnce(5 96) and Ada
(5-97).
4-18 JOHN MONROE NAFZIGER(3-24) Born in 1892, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1922 to Ann Litwiller. Residence:
Hopedale, Illinois. Children: John(5-27), Mary(5-28), Myrl(5-29) and Anna(5-30). Burial in 1942, Hopedale Mennonite
Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-19 CLARA NAFZIGER(3 Born in 1898, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1918 to Elmer Mart ).
Residence: Hopedale, Illinois. Children: Gladys(5-160), Evelyn(5-1 61), Elmer(5-1 62), Vernon(5-1 63) and Arlan(5-164).
4-20 CHRISTIAN RALPH NAFZIGER(3-24) Born in 1902, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1924 to Katherine Eichel berger. 2nd. marriage in to Mary Brown. Children: Doris(5-79), Leota(5 Katherine(5-81) and Daryl Lynn(5-82). Burial in 1972 at Hopedale Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-21 ELDON R NAFZIGER(3-24) Born in 1904, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1924 to Sadie Sutter(1906 ) at Pekin, Illinois. Residence: Hopedale, Illinois. Children: Pauline(5-167), Luetta(5-168) and Eldon(5-169).
4-22 LESTER NAFZIGER(3-24) Born in 1906, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1931 to Mary Meyers. Children:
Mary Ajice(5-26) - adopted Burial in 1970, East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois.
4.23 ARTHUR W NAFZIGER(3-24) Born in 1908, Hopedale, Illinois. Married in 1929 to Verna M Sutter(1908- at Pekin, Illinois. Residence: Hopedale, Illinois. Children: Betty(5-171), Patricia(5-172), Faye(5-173), Paul(5-174) and Joel(5-1 75). Comments: Verna is a sister to Sadie (number 4-21).
4-24 JOSEPH NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1887. Burial in 1899, Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-26JONASJ NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1888, Mimer, Illinois. Married in 1911 to Ida Naomi MilIer(1892-1930) at Flannagan, Illinois. Children: Gertrude(5-47), Rachel(5-49), Lyle(5-50), Duane(5-51), Velda(5-52), Delores (5-53), Marzella(5-54), Donna(5-56), Samuel(5-55) and two daughters who died in infancy. 2nd. marriage in to Marguerite Rhoades. Burial in 1957 at Hopedale Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois. Comments:
Marguerite is buried at the Orendorff Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois
4-27 EMMA NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1889, Minier, Illinois. Married in 1915 to Noah Christner(l883-1963) at Minier, Illinois. Residence: Minier, Illinois. Children: Laverne(5.57), Angeline(5-58), Vera(5-59). Burial in 1945 at Hopedale, Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-28 MARIE NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1892. Did not marry. Residence: Hopedale, Illinois Burial in 1976 at Flopedale Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-29 AARON NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1893, Minier, Illinois. Married in 1917 to Ella Mae Bachman(1894-1969).
Residence: Hopedale, Illinois. Children: Wilmer(5-60), Velma(5-61) and Eugene(5-62). Comments: Ella is buried at the Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-30 BARBARA NAFZIGER(3 Born in 1895, Minier, Illinois. Did not marry. Burial in 1923, Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
Great grandchildren of Christian Nafziger from Hopedale, Illinois
4-31	LEVI NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1898, Minier, Illinois. Married in 1922 to Emma Oswald(1903-	) at Hopedale,
Illinois. Children: Lila(5-63), Vaudrine(5-64) and Merle(5-65) and Donald(5-66). Burial in 1972, Meinnonite Church ycard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-32 SIMON NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1902, Minier, Illinois. Married in 1933 to Emily Mildred Litwiller(1910- ). at Nor nt!, Illinois. Residence: Minier, Illinois. Children: Eugene(5 -69).
4-33 L.\WRENCE NAFZIGER(3-3) Born in 1907, Minier, Illinois. Married in 1931 to Edith Nolder at Stanford, Illinois. Residence: I lopedale, Illinois. Children: LaDonna(5 -67) and Robert(5-68).
4-35 CI1I{ISTIAN SYLVESTOR SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1876. Married in 1899 to Della May Miller(1880-1946).
Residence: Kouts, Indiana. Children: Lawrence(5-1 00), Fanny(5-1 01), Della(5-1 02), Marie(5-1 03), Carrie(5-104), Bessie(5-105), Lydia(5-106), Minnie(5-107), Mary(5-108) and Clayton(5-109). Burial in 1959, Kouts Cemetery.
4-36 BARBARA SUTTLR(S-1O) Born in 1878. Married in 1898 to Emanuel Zehr(1873-1965). Residence:
Hopedale, Illinois. Children: Lena(5-11), Albert(5-111), Emma(5-112), Alma(5-113), Ethel(5-114) and Lila(5-115).
Burial in 1971.
4-37 SOPHIA SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1880. Married in to Louis Dietz. Residence: Hopedale, Illinois. Children: no descendants. Burial in 1953, Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.
4-38 LOUISA SUT’I’ER(3-1O) Born in 1882. Married in to Peter S Zehr. Residence: Morton, Illinois.
Children: Orrie(5-l 18), Roy(5-1 19), Milton(5-120), Velma(5-121), Fanny(5-l 16), Mary(5-1 17) and Doris(5-l 22). Burial in 1956, Tazewell County, Illinois. Comments: Peter died in 1956 and is buried at the Pleasant Hill Ceme tery in Tazewell County, Illinois.
4-39 JULIUS JACOB SUTrER(3 Born in 1884. Married to Mildred Ann Crayton( 1889-1919). Residence: liopedaic, Illinois. Children: lloward(5-124), Clara(5-125), Irene(5-126) and Louis(5-127). Second marriage to Bertha Thompson. Burial in 1963, Ilopedale Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Ilopedale, Illinois
4-40 AMOS E SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1886. Married to Emma Caroline Betzelberger. Residence: Ilopedaic’ Illinois. Children: llarold(5-128), Helen(5-129), Nelson(5-130) and Joyce(5-131). Burial in 1934.
4-41 LEVI SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1887. Married in to Alma Nafziger(Number 4-1). Residence: hope dale, Illinois. Children: Ina(5 Vernal(5-2), Edna(5-2), Oleda(5 -4), Lela(5 -5), Miriam(5-6), Alice(5 -7). Dennis (5-8), Earl(5-9), Willia(5-l0) and Anna(5-11). Burial in 1975, Hopedale Mennonite Churchyard Ce-metery, liopedale, Illinois.
442 ELMER H SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1890. Married in 1936 to Anna Wiehmeir(1898-1975). Residence: Delavan, Illinois. Children: Elron(5-180) and Fanny(5-181).
4-43 CYRENIUS R SUTTER(3-10) Born in 1892. Married in 1919 to Ada Zehr(1894-1959) at Manson, Iowa.
Residence: Manson, Iowa. Children: Clarence(5-182, Robert(5-183), Lester(5-184) and Wayne(5-l85) Burial in 1957 at Rose Hill Cemetery, MaliSOfl, Iowa.
4-44 MATILDA SUT1’ER(3-l’ Born in 1893. Did not marry. REsidence: flopedale, Illinois. Burial in 1961 at Hopedale Mennonite Churchyard Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois
The publications of the three Nafzger lines found living in Fulton County are proceeding at a slower than expected pace. The publication of the Christian Nafziger-Nofziger line is about completed with corrections being made of the first draft copy. The publication of the Valentine Nafziger line is in the final stages of the typesetting process. We are still collecting
• information on the Johannes Nofziger line which which will probably list 7,000 or 8,000 descendants. Most of the slow down with the publications is due to a lack of finances to get the job done because of higher than expected costs of the typesetting and printing expenses.
We keep hoping to see something about our grandfather William A. Noffsinger who is a brother of Peter Noffsinger of Effingham, Kansas. MRS’ JAMES ANTONIO from Denver, Colorado.
Editor’s Note - The William Noffsinger referred to in Mrs. Antonio’s letter is a descendant of Rudolph Noffsinger who landed in America in 1749 (We think). The father of William A. Noffsinger and Peter Noffsinger of Effingham, Kansas must have been Peter Noffsinger who was Rudolph’s son. It would appear that Peter, Sr. moved to Monroe County, Ohio where he is found living in the 1820 Census from either Frederick County, Maryland or Washington County, Penn sylvania. Later, he emigrated to Nodaway County, Missouri. Besides the Peter and William mentioned in Mrs. Antonio’s letter, other children were Jacob, Wesley, Martha, James, Martin, Catherine, Samuel, Thomas, Hiram, Wilbur and two other children whose names we do not have. Perhaps, Mrs. Antonio can correct or help us with the information we have on her grandfather, William. Our records show that he was married first to a Margaret whose last name is not known. It would appear that two children were born of the marriage who were named James and Mattie. His second marriage was to Mary Ann Ritchie. Charles and perhaps other children were born of this second marriage but we do not have their names. Our records show that he died in 1910 and is buried somewhere in Kansas. We hope Mrs. Antonio can fill us in with the details of this family line.
We hope our readers will be patient with us while we a number of confusing Nafzger relationships. Some Nafzger lines are quite complicated due to the marriages across lines with the same name. Quite often, the information on a particu lar Nafzger lines is on file but we just failed to make the connection. Please write when mistakes of this nature ocurr which is very likely as we featured Nafzgers lines in the next few issues where they are related to more than one line. Sometimes, we find Nafzger descendants who are related to three and four Nafzger lines crossing each lines in two or three generations.
Enclosed is our subscriRtion. I am recovcring from a broken arm so I haven.t been doing much letter writing. I have a copy of the Noffsinger family line prepared for you. All I need to do now is to find someone to bind it. I will be send ing you a copy just as soon as the binding is completed. ED and IRENE NOFFSINGER, McMinnville, Oregon
CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THE FOLLOWING NAFZGERS WHO ARE LISTED IN THE 1880 CENSUS’ Actually, it may well have been that we passed by one of the listed Nafzgers from the 1880 Census and just failed to make the connection to one of our featured Nafzger lines. It is quite easy to do with so many names involved. Write and tell us about any of the following Nafzgers.
DANIEL NAFFSIGER, 29 years old, born in Canada, resided in Peoria township, Peoria County, Illinois. Wife is Martha, 25 years old who was born in Indiana. Children are Ella, 6 years old, born in Indiana; Mollie, 4 years old, born in Illinois and Rose, 2 years old.
JOHN C. NOFSINGER, 38 years old, born in Illinois, residing in Washington township, Tazewell County, Illinois. wife is Catherine, 29 years old, born in Illinois; children are Peter, II years old; Christian, 9 years old; Joseph, 8 years old, John, 5 years old and Emma, 3 years old. All of the children were born in Illinois.
VALENTINE NAFFZIGER, 47 years old, born in Hessen, Germany and living at Pleasant Ridge township, Livingston County, Illinois. Wife is Fredrecke, 44 years old; children are Amelia, 22 years old, Edwin, 20 years old; Elizabeth, 18 years old,; Ida, 12 years old; Oddo, 9 years old and Bertha, 7 years old. All of the children were born in Illinois.
JOHN NOFSINGER, 33 yers old, born in Prussia and residing in Cherokee County, Ross township, Kansas. Wife is Anna, 35 years old, born in Prussia, Germany; children are Mary, 9 years old who was born in Illinois; Carrie, 7 years old, born in Kansas, Annie, 4 years old, born in Kansas and Martha, 1 year old and born in Kansas.
. WILLIAM NAFFZIGER’ 32 years old resided at Danvers towship, McLean County, Illinois. Wife is Mollie. 27 years old and born in Bavaria, Germany. Children are Hugh, 5 years old, born in Illinois and Erman, 4 years old, born in Illinois. Also, living with William was Catherine Habecker, 50 years old who was his mother-in-law.
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Portrait and blolQraphiCal Album of McLean County. Illinois by Chapman Brother, 1887.	S
ChristianP. Nafziger, an excell-	of our subject purchased eighty	thea returned to Germany and
ent reprQsentative of the worthy	acres of fine farming land, upon	after a sojourn of nine years In his
German farming element of this	which he resided until his	native land, set out once more for
region is confortably located in	death which occurred in 1884.	America. Then Mr. N came to the
AIIm Township, on section 18,	The mother had died previously in	Prairie State and this county,
where he is carrying on the	1863, after they had become the	where he was married and where
peaceful pursuits of agriculture,	parents of seven children, named	he purchased the farm upon
and by his upright and honest	as fQllows; Augustus, Eliza,	which he now resides Here he Is
course in life has secured the	Helen, Helena, Katie, Henrietta	engaged In general agriculture
respect and esteem çf his	and B. B. Christan of our sketch.	and is dev’: much time and
felow citizens. Mr. Nafziger was	They were most excellent and	att tu the breeding of
born i Prussia, Juiy 26. p829,	worthy people, member of the	graded stock. The eight children
being the .‘n of Ja and	Mennonite Church and trained	of our subject are recorded as
Cathe:ine Nafziger; both nat’ve	their chldren to the habits of	follows. Augustus maçriedLizzle
of the ( Empire. The fathet	industry and principles of honor.	Ehrsman of AIIm township; Ellza
was born iii 1797 and the mother	The subject of this history	become the wife of Christian Otto;
the following year. They were	remained under the parental roof	•Minnie marriett Arnold Unzicker:
married in Lhei native country in	until he had attained his majorty	Emila married a gentleman of the
about 1817, a remained there	and in 1855 was united n marriage	same name; Katie, Julia, Bertha
until 1853, when they set sail for	with Miss Kate Nafziger, in	and Ferdinand are at home with
the New World. After landing in	McLean Cour ill. He reached	their parents. The latter an
New York City, they proceeded	the U.S. in the spring of 1840 and	members of the Mennonite
Imm westward to this	first went to Butler Ccunty, Ohio	Church and our subject politically
state and county. where the father	where he lived three years. He	affiliates with the Democratic
Party.
CHRISTIAN P N (1829-1884) will be featured in the next issue of the NEWS if we can acquire a list of descendants. Please send in your list of descendants to the NEWS before we ao tr
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