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VOL. XII, o. 2	SPRING tSSUE
RAY WRITES.... EARLY SWISS NAFZGERS
All of the material relating to the S Nafzger family line found in thIs tssue of the News was provided by Ray Noftsger of L°Aquila, Italy. More material will appear in future issue of the News We en- courage our readers to cUp this material on this family line as it re— presents a very accurate accounting of most of the Swiss Nafzger lines. Ray has provided this account from the year 1621 to 1800. We believe that most America Nafzger families who trace to this li’ne, can pick up their heritage from the year 1800. Thts material represents a lot of effort by Ray, worktng in a fore land, a different language and he presents us with some of earUest pure research we have on ftle. We are deeply appreciated and indebted to Ray for this ftne effort. We have said it before but it must be written again. Ray is one of the best researcher to come along and we are glad he traced to one of our Nafzger li’nes (Jacob who emigrated to America n 1750). .
In addition to he material sent to us by Ray, we have a number of his letters with some thoughful coninents on the Nafzger families in Europe Thus, we are going to pull some of the comments from Ray’s letter which we believe you will find informative and interesting
Regarding the Neftsger-Nafzger spelling of the name, I suspect they have the same origins in 1500’s and Nefzger is the older way of spelling Then, when they moved, say for example to Switzerland, the name was written Naffzger soley as a means to help with pronumciation (just as the Americanized spelling of the early Naftzgers) So probably, if one were to search in “Wurttemberland” where Zacharias, Melchior and Ludwig came from; one would probably want to look for Nefzger and Nafzger and I suspect you will find Nefzger It would be similar to what is found in the Alsace/Lorraine/Pfaltz region They spelled their names Naffziger - again probably helping with the pronunciation
As for Wurttemberg, it is a regIon to the east of Baden and west of Bayren; it is not a town, although there are towns by that name. Furthermore, there are many towns of the same name in different German kingdom, so it is extremely Important to list the town and region To give you an example, there is a Weissenburg in Alsace and a Weissenburg in
(Regarding Henry Meyer, story found in last issue of the News) 1 Neffzger from Basel-land area who were mixed with the meyer’s, some evidently got to America and administered the will we discussed in the last issue of the News Probably, tf you will find the ship which Henry Myer, his wife, his son-in Martin Thommen, wife of Anna Neffzger) Thommen sailed on to the uOS on, circa 1771, you may find the Neffzger But these Neffzger’s are as confusing as the Naffzger’s. I can’t straighten it out at the present from Pizzoli, Italy
I hestitate to write all of the information I have as it not 100 percent certain and a lot remains to be completed But for the present, you can be certain of the following movements of the Naffzgers (1) Wurttemberg (2) Thun/Uetendorf (1620), (3) Alsace/Pfaltz (1707), (4a) Hesse (1760), (4b) Nassau (1760) and emigration to the U happened from No 2,3,4a and 4b but at different periods.”
“But the big problem is that I can’t find our Jacob, Mathias, Rudolf or Peter (early Nafzgers to arrive in America in 1749-1750). But for the present I am holding back on proposing too much at one time. It takes time to support the information which is scanty due to the fact that in the move from Thun/Uetendorf to Alsace/Pfaltz, we are dealing with Ariabaptists and Mennonites,”
“In the last Heritage News, Ralph Naffziger asked about the Valentine of Hochheim, who married
Magdalena Spring and Peter/Elise Ehresmann. It roughly is as follows: Peter, born near Ann— Weiler, Als married Elisabeth Ehresmann - 2nd married to Barbara Ehresmann. Children:
Johannes, born in 1755 who married Katharina Spring (1777) and Valentine, born 1769 who married
Magdalena Spring
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS You will find the print in this publication has been 120 Edgewood Drive greatly reduced so that we can get more printed mater- Grafton, Ohio 44044 ial on each page. We recognize that it is more diffi ___________________________ cult to read but we promise to return to the larger
print after the backlog of Nafzger heritage material
EDITO has been published for you
CLAIR NAFTZGER	We regret that we cannot handle all the correspond-
KATHLEEN NAFTZGER	dence we have on file through our newsletterS In
BETTY NAFTZGER	pite of therecession, Nafzger heritage is a boom-
__________________________	ing non-profit business. We hope our readers will
be patient and hopefully, with the reduced size of
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE	print, we can catch up with all of our correspond-
8 00 DOLLARS YEARLY ence and let our readers know what Nafzgers in S other parts of the world are thinking through their
PUBLISHED QUARTERLY	nice letters
— —- — .OS •OSOC•O•
A problem which we must deal with is to provide some assistance to Carroll Nafziger of Minier, Illinois with his project. As most of our readers may know, Carroll has been a long time Nafziger genealogist working for many years collecting material on the Christian Nafziger line of Hopedale, Illinois (and a darn good one, too). He has been a frequent contributor of stories for the News and he has always been fatthful in providing us with copies of any in- teresting material whtch he finds about our Heritage. Now it is our turn to help Carroll. Carroll has been seriously ill for the better part of the past year. More than anything else, he would like to get all of his material put together in a book(let) form for all to read and enjoy. His wife, Leveta has taken over the project so if you are a descendant of this line, please write her with the latest information on this line. Her address is 223 S. Darnall Drive, Minier, Illinots 61759.
The second part of the problem is not quite so simple, We need to raise some funds so that we can take the material Carroll has collected over the years to the printer so that some sort of publication can be prepared. The publication may take as much as several thousand dollars. We expect the sale of the pubLication will reap the money we need for such a publication but it will take years to sell that many copies, Thus, we need some seed money.
Thus, we are encouraging all of your to write for a ‘heritage certificate” which will be provided at a cost of five dollars. All monies raised through the sale of heritage certificates will be used as seed money for the Carroll Nafziger publication.
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Some of our readers may want to write to Ray Noftsger to express our appreciation for all of th work he Is doing in Europe in behalf of our heritage. His adress is as follows: Ray Noftsger, via Sallustio 26, 67017 Pizzoli, L’Aquila, Italia. I know that his work on our heritage is costing him a great deal of money, Thus, I am sure he will put any donation you may want to in- dude in your letter to good use to the benefit of our heritage.
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Another fact which I believe our readers shou’d know about is an arrangement worked out with Ray Noftsger on his last visit to Grafton, Ohio(last summer). I know that if I keep on living I am going to have to die some day. In an effort to keep some working moving on our heritage, I have arranged for all records, subscription lists, material, etc. on the Nafzger heritage be given to Ray. He will move on the project as he wants which my experience with him would in- dicate it will be very favorable, Another factor which contributed to this decision is the fact that myeyesight is not as good as it used to be and find the project to be more difficult, time consuming and tiring with the pas. of each year, I forsee the time coming which this move
may be necessary.	o	o	o	o	o
The material found in this issue of the News is important to the Nafzgers in the U.S. All members of our family who spell their name “Nafzger’ usually trace to one of two lines, One of the lines is the Swiss line which appears in this issue of the News, Also, one of Jacob Nafzger’s grandsons, Christian, adopted this spelling of the name(nafzger). Many descendants of Christian’s line live in the Columbus, Ohio area and they still use this spelling of the name. But most of the ones who use the “Nafzger’ spelling trace to the line that we are featuring in this issue of
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Our thanks to Maurice Noftsger of Miami, Florida for writing. He is 80 yrs. old and re presents the last of a line of Noftsger that moved westward. He enclosed an old newspaper dated 1892 which we found to be interesting reading. Also, he enclosed information on his line which we suspect traces to the Jacob Nafz line that emigrated to America in 1750. We will reprint his letter and information in the next issue of the News.
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GENEALOGICAL LISTING OF THE NAFFZGER FAMtLY OF SWITZERLAND Symbo1 ts birth; fs death; ts marrfage.) Some early dates in Latin usThg Roman calender - ny transformations.
ZACHARIAS NAFFZGER a smith who ltved at Uetendorf. =...?, Wurttemberg. From Burgerbuck No. 504, pg. 109; “In den Jahren 1621, Zacharias Naffzger,
den Schmid aus 1cm ‘Wtrtenbergerland’ ins Burgerrecht aufgenonanen.” Inscribed as ‘godfather’ in the Thierachern Parish Records on 28 Oct.1627i 17 Feb.1628; and 9 June, 1633. ° Thun, 1621 to £4ARGARETH ENGEMANN, rrom Eherodel No. I, BAT 507, pg. 44: “Zacharias Naffzger und Marareth Engemann im Jahre 1621 ver— heiratet wurde.” Zachartas Naffzger may have been either the father of or brother to:
(1)	MELCHIOR NAFFZGER who lived at Uetendorf, = ..,?(about 1600/1605),	Pg. 2-16.
00 , 1625/1627) to EVA SCHMOCKER from Beatenberg. Records for this family are found primarily in the “Thierachern Parish Records, 1605—1800’ which are maintained at the Uetendorf Staatsarchiv, Uetendorf, Switzerland. Although I stopped the genealogy about 1800, it can be continued to present day. Zacharias Naffzger was probably the father of:
(2)	LUDWIG NAFFZGER a smith who lived at Thun. =,. .?(about 1510/1620)	pagesl7-22.
From Burgerbuck No. I, BAT 504, pg. 157: “In den Jahren 1646, Ludwig Naffzger, den Schmid aus dem “Wirtenbergerland” ins Burgerrecht aufgenommen.” °° l...about 1639 to ANNA LUZ, 0O • • (about 1646) to URSULA BISCHOF, daughter of Daniel Bischof. Records for this family are found primarily at the Thun Staatsarchiv and Thun Burgerarchiv and Bern Staatsarchiv. This family line died out in 1820. Notice in the Erneuertes Burgerbuch, dated 1813, states the old parish records of Thun were destroyed in a fire.
The Thun Burgerarchiv makes the note concerning the 1621 and 1646 registrations of citizenship: “Wie die beiden verwandtschaftlich zueinander standen ist mirgends ersichtlich.” Concerning Zacharias Naffzger, aside from the two 1621 entries, “Von da hab ist nirgends mehr einen Hinweis zu finden.”
Raymond L. Noftsger, 1518 Guthrie Ave. Des Moines, Iowa, 50316.
NAFFZGER family from ‘Uetendorf/Thierachern’.
(Extracted from the Thierachern Parish Records (1605-1800).
1. MELCHIOR NAFFZGER lived at Uetendorf. =...?(about 1600/1605) Either the son of or brother to Zacharias Naffzger. 00. . .?(about 1625/1627) to EVA SCHMOCKER probably from Beatenberg, near Interlaken. . . probably Beatenberg 28 July 1605, daughter of Lienhard Schmocker and Anna Bhend. Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1) FRENI (Verena) = 3 Jul,1628. 00 9 Nov.1646 to BURKHARTPFISTER.
(2) iN 29 Aug. 1630. 00 18 Aug. 1652 to HANS KRIEG.
(3) M = 7 Oct. 1632. 00 7 OBt. 1632. 00 23 Nov.1657 to CASPAR BAHLER (Baler),
(4) ZACHARIAS = 25 Dec.l634. 00 29 Oct. 1660 to MARGETH RLJPP.
(5) MATHYS = 30 Apr. 1637. ° 25 Jan 1658 to CHRISTINA SCHNYDER.
(6) ) = 26 May 1639. 00 1 Dec. 1673 to MARIA HAUSSENER.
(7) HANS = 14 Nov. 1641. + died young.
(8) 11 = 8 Sept. 1644. ° 2 Feb. 1665 to ANNA PIJLVER.
(9) UEET (Ulrich) = 15 Nov. 1646. 00 28 Nov. 1672 to BARBARA PFISTER.
(10) = 22 Mar. 1649. 00 28 Nov. 1672 to ANNA SCHNYDER.
(11) CHRISTINA = 7 Sept. 1651.
(12) EL = 30 Oct. 1653. 00 5 Nov. 1674 to PETER KILLIG.
14. ZACHARIS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 25 Dec. 1634. 00 29 Oct. 1660 to I4ARGRETH RUPP, Children baptized at Thierachern;
(1) EVA = 24 Nov. 1661. 4- died young.
(2) 1 = 23 Nov. 1662. 0 Pridie Idibus Mar.(=14 Mar 1681) to BENDICK KIENAR.
(3) ANNA = 15 Apr. 1666.
(4) 1 = 6 Sept. 1668. + Thier. 30 Apr. 1728. 001690,1693) to MICHAEL MEYER from Steffisberg.
(5) EVA = 18 June 1671. (Godfather is Daniel Naffzger (23) of Thun,. son of t N. of Thun.
15 MATHYS NAFFZGER lived at Uetendorf. = Thierachern 30 Apr. 1637. °
25 Jan. 1658 to CHRISTINA SCHNYDER from Uetendorf, Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1) ANNA = 20 Mar. 1659,
(2) MELCHIOR = 10 Mar 1661. + 2 Dec. 1740; 80 yrs. 152 00 Pridie Cal. May (=30 Apr. 1686 to ELSBETH WENGER.
(3) ELSBETH = 20 Dec. 1663 + Thier. 17 Mar 1746. °°perhaps) 6 Feb. 1695 to CHRISTEN ROLLI from Uetendorf.
(4) CHRISTEN = 13 May 1666. l
(5) HANS = 18 Oct. 1668. 28 Jan, 1750; 82 yrs. 155 .‘ . (6) I = 5 Feb. 1670 13 Jun. 1750; 80 yrs.
(7) 1TRT = 31 Aug. 1673. + Thier. 10 Jan. 1750; °°CHRISTEN SCHNYDER, wid of 80 yrs.
(8) BARBLI = 12 Cal, F4ai (=20 Apr, 1675)
(9) = 7 Cal, Mar. (= 23 Feb. 1679) + Thier 4 Feb. 1753. O°Thjer 4 Mar T7g BENDICT PFISTER, widow of 78 yrs.
(10) ZACHARIAS = Pridie Idibus Nov. (=12 Nov. 1682) 15—10
16 MELCHIOR NAFFZGER = Thierachern 26 May 1639. Thierachern I Dec. 1673 to MARIA HAUSSENER. + 28 Dec. 1674, giving bi Child baptized at Thierachern:
(1)	MELCHIOR	4 CaLJan. (= 28 Dec. 1674)	161
17 HANS NAFFZGER = 4 Nov. 1641. + died young.
18 HANS NAFFZGER = Thierachern, 8 Sept. 1644. Thierachern, 2 Feb. 1665, to ANNA PULVER. Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1) MELCHIOR = 15 July, 1666, + 7 Mar. 1734. ° 1. 1683 to CHRISTINA BLATTER.
2.	about 1694 to BARBARA DURTSCHI	181
(2) CHRISTEN = 7 June 1668. °°probably 20 Apr, 1699 MARGRETHA DIETRICH,
Leissigen.	182
(3)	t! 19 larch 1671
(4)	PETER = 4 Sept. 1672	°°about 1700 to SALOME KUPFER	T
(5)	JOHANNES = 15 Cal. Nov. (=18 Oct. 1674) •
(6)	BENEDICTUS (Bendicht) =	13 Cal, Feb. (2O Jan, 1678)	+ 1734. 001.	l6
MARIA JENNI. 2. about 1720	to ANNA GASSNER.	186
(7)	ANNA = 8 Idus Juni (6	June 1680) (Godfather is Ludwig Naffzger(27)	oTTban,
son TTudwig Naffzger of Thun.)
19. ULRICH (ULLI) NAFFZGER = Thierachern 15 Nov. 1646. 00 28 Nov.
1672 . at the same time as brother Christen, to BARBARA PFISTER, daughter(l-lO)
of Mauritz Pfister—Suter. = 12 March 1648. Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1)	CHRISTEN = 27 Nov. 1673 (godfather Mauritz Pfister),	191
(2)	ANNA =	17	Cal. Feb. (=16 Jan 1676) (godmother Anna Naffzger).
(3)	X	=	13 Cal. Mar. (=17 Feb 1678).
(4)	JOHANNES	-	13 Cal. Julii (=20 June 1681)	194
(5)	t	=	5 Id. Martli ( March 1683)
1—10 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 22 March 1649. ° Thierachern 28 Nov. 1672 at the same time aiE Ulrich. to ANNA SCHNYDER. Children baptized at (19),
Thierachern:
(1) ANNA = 29 June 1673. 00 9 Cal. Juli (=23 June 1690) to Mauritz Pfister
(2) tI = 8 Cal. Aug. (=23 July 1675) + 6 Mar. 1754. °°probably 17 Mar.
1706 to MADLENA HILTBRAND from Diemtigen	1-10-2
(3)	JOHANNES	= Cal. Juli (=1 July 1677). 0027 June 1700 to ANNA	WULLENS
from Thun.	1-10-3
(4)	BENDICHT	= 15 Cal. Feb. (=18 Jan 1680)
(5)	MELCHIOR	= Cal. Oct. (=1 Oct. 1682). + before 1746. 00 1716	to
BARBARA RUCHTI	i:J.Q.:
(6)	ULR!CH =	9 Cal. Feb. (=24 Jan. 1686)
152. MELCHIOR NAFFZGER = Thierachern 10 Mar. 1661, 4 Thier, 2 Dec. 1740; 80 yrs.
00 Thierachern Pridie Cal. Mai (=30 Apr. 1686. to ELSBETH WENGER. Children
baptized at Thierachern:
(1) ZACHARIAS = Idibus Dec. (=13 Dec. 1690). + 30 Jan. 1762. 0027 June 1740 to
BARBARA BRUNNER “aus dam Leen” . 1521
(2) HANS = 17 Dec. 1693 (Godmother is Christina Naffzger. °° 25 June l7
ELSB from Langnau. 1522
(3) CHRISTINA = 5 Jan. 1696. 1- Thier. 16 Dec. 1757. °° 1. HANS KRIEG.
2. Hflterftngen 14 Jun. 1752 to CHRISTEN ROLLI.
(4)	BARBARA	= 19	Mar.	1699
(5)	ELSBETh	15	Apr.	1703
(6)	MELCHIOR	= 7	Feb.	1706	1526
(7)	MAIHYS	= 20	Jul.	1710
154. CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 13 May 1666.
155. HANS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 18 Oct. 1668. + Thier. 28 Jan. 1750, 82 yrs.
156. MATHYS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 5 Feb. 1668. + Thier. 13 Jun. 1750. 80 yrs.
15—10 ZACHARIS NAFFZGER = Thierachern Pridie Idibus Nov. (=l2Nov. 1682).
161. MELCHIORNAFFZGER Thierachern 4 Cal. Jan. (=28 Dec. 1674)
181 MELCHIOR NAFFZGER “glasser” (glazier). = Thierachern 15 July 1666.
+ 7 Mar. 1734. 68 yrs. ° 1. Thierachern 5 Id. Dec. (=9 Dec. 1683) to
CHRISTINA BLATTER and 2. about 1694 to BARBARA DURTSCHI. Children baptized at
Thierachern. Children from Blatter:
(1	CHRISTEN	= Idibus Sep. (= 13 Sept. 1684) + died young.	1811
(2)	BARBLI =	6 Cal. Aug. (=17 Jul. 1690)
(3)	t!	= 8 Oct. 1693.	1813
Children from	Durtschi:
(4)	BARBARA = 1 Dec. 1695 (Godmother is Barbara Naffzger).	°° Thierachern
22 Feb. 1713 to CHRISTEN DURTSCHI.
(5) CHRISTEN = 18 Nov. 1698. + Thier. 27 Mar. 1767. 00 1. about 1722 to
BARBARA PFISTER. 2. 1734 to CHRISTINA MEYER.
182. CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 7 June 1668. Thierachern 20 April 1699 to MARGRETFIADIETRICH from Leissigen.
(1) MAGDALENA = 17 Sept. 1699 + Thier. 18 Sept. 1771. 72 yrs. 1. 13 Dec.
1720 to CHRISTEN WENGER. 2. (banns) 14 June 1752 to HANS FURSTENBERG.
183 HANS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 19 March 1671.
184. PETER NAFFZGER lived at Peterlingen—Payerne(west of Thun, c.60 km.)
= Thierachern 1 Sept. 1672. 00 about 1700 to SALOME KUPFER. Children baptized
at Peterlingen:
(1)	KOERONYMUS = 5 June 1701	1841
(2) DAVID = 27 Sept. 1702. 00 , 1738 to ANNA STUCK. 2. about 1756 to
CATHA KILLIAN	1842
(3)	JOHANN SAMUEL = 25 Oct. 1704. 0016 Aug. 1750 TO MADLE ROHRER from
Bolligen	1843
(4)	ALBRECHT = 27 Jan. 1707.
(	= 29 Mar. 1709. °° about 1738 to MARIA MAGDALENA MOSER.	T
185. JOHANNES NAFFZGER = Therachern 15 Cal. Nov. (=18 Oct. 1674).
186. BENDEDICTUS (BENEDICHT) NAFFZGER “glazier’s brother” (Melchior, 181,?).
= Thierachern 13 cal. Feb. (=20 Jan. 1678) + Thier. 13 Mar. 1734. 56 yrs.
00 1 Thierachern 3 Mar. 1698 to MARIA JENNI, from Gerzensee, 2. about 1720 to ANNA GASSNER(she married again Thier 27 June 1740 to BENDICHT ZIMMERMAN. Children baptized at Thierachern: No children from Jenni. Children from Gassner:
(1)	BARBARA = 28 Aug. 1721	+ 31 Dec. 1737. 15 yrs.
(2)	JACOB = 18 Mar. 1725.	+ 3 Apr. 1790, °° 1. 1747 to MARIA STUTZMANN. 2nd.
to MADLENA DUBACH in 1764 and 3. 1787 to B, Schneiter, 1862 (3) ROSINA = 19 Jan, 1727. 00 (banns) 11 Jan, 1750 to BENDICHT STAUB from Herz
(4)	SIGMUND	= 12 April 1733. 00 20 Jan 1757 to CATHARINA FARNI (7)from
Steffisberg	1864
(5)	Perhaps	1738 (not Thier.) + 20 Feb. 1798. 60 yrs. 00 13 Oct.17
to CHRISTINA SCHWENDIMANN from Uttigen,
191. CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = 27 Nov. 1673, bodfather Mauritz Pfister.
194 JOHANNES NAFFZGER = 13 Cal. Julii (=20 June 1681)
195 MAURITZ NAFFZGER = 5 Id. Mar. (= 11 Mar, 1683).
1—10—2 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER Probably son of Christen N. - Schnyder). = probably
8 Cal. Aug (=23 J + Thier. 6 Mar. 1754; Chorrichter (member of the
church—tribunal of the parrish). °° probably Thierachern 17 March 1706 to
MADLENA HILTBRAND from Dtemtigen. + Thier, 3 Apr. 1749, more than 80 yrs.
Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1)	MARGARETHA = 4 Mar. 1708. + 2 June 1757. ° Thier, 19 Feb. 1728 to ULI
SCHNEIDER from Uetendorf,
(2)	CHRISTEN = 16 Oct. 712. + 23 Feb. 1779, ° Thier, 8 Dec. 1740 to ANNA
BLEUER from Gwatt-Strattligen. Chorrichter of Church Tribunal in 1756. 1—10—22 1—10—3 JOHANNES NAFFZGER lived at Thun. = Thierachern Cal. Juli (= 1 Jul.1677)
00 Thierachern 27 June 1700 to ANNA WULLSCHLACER, from Thun, Children:
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(1) ELrsABETH = 26 Jul. 1790, + Thier, 17 Jan, 1802,11 yrs.
(2)	A Jan. 1793	+ 16 Oct. 1854
3) TI 16 Oct. 1796.
(4) Nov. 1799, + 2 Sept. 1855.
18623 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern Mar. 1760. 00 (1783) to ELSBErH
MESSERIT1 Wattenwtl. Child:
(1) JAKOB - Thier. 17 Mar. 1785, ÷ Thier 8 Feb. 1786, 11 sos.
18626 ABRAHAM NAFFZGER = Thierachern 23 Feb. 1766, + 23 Mar, 1766, 4 weeks.
18627 DAVID NAFFZGER = Thierachern 13 Sept. 1767, + 23 Dec. 1767. 4 mos.
18644 JOHANNES NAFFZGER = Thierachern 16 Jun. 1765, + Thier, 21 Feb. 1805,
45 yrs. 00 Thierachern 8 Apr. 1794 to ANNA ROLL from Uetendorf. Child:
(1) JOHANNES = Thier 13 Jun. 1799.
. 18646 JAKOB MAFFZGER . Thierachern 6 Oct. 1768.
18647 PETER NAFFZGER . Thierachern 14 Mar. 1771, + 2 Apr. 1772, 1 yr.
18649 CHRISTIAN NAFFZGER = TMerachern 21 Nov. 1776.
18651 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER - Thier. 20 Nov. 1763, + Thier, 5 eb. 1814, 50 yrs.
00 Thierachern 9 May 1791 to BARBARA HANNI, widow.of Johann Erb from Rothenbach.
(1)	ELISABETH	= 17 Aug. 1794.	+ 21 Aug. 1794, 3 wks.
(2)	JOHANNES	- 4 Jun. 1797, +	Their 27, Oct. 1798, 1 1/2 yr.
(3)	JORANNES	- 22 Sept. 1799,	+ 9 Mar. 1852	186513
1-10-221 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 1 Mar. 1744, + 4 Jul. 1744, 4 sos.
1-10-521 HANS NAFFZ (probably the son of Mathys N. - Zjoryen). + Thier.
20 Mar. 1744, + Thter. 4 Sept. 1786, 0 Thterachern 17 Mar. 1772 to SALOME ROTH from Rfnggenberg, = (1742). + Thier. 20 Oct. 1812. 70 yrs.. 8 no. She re— married 18 Aug. 1790 to Bernhard B. Naffzger(18422). Children baptized at Thier,
(1) ANNA = 17 Jul. 1774, + Thier 31 Jul. 1774, 3 wks.
(2) ET = 25 Jun. 1775.
(3)SIJSANNA - 29 Jul. 1781.
1—10-522 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 20 Mar. 1746. + 10 Sept. 1746, 6 mos.
1—10-523 SAMUEL NAFFZGER sekelmeister (cashier), = Thierachern 11 May 1755,
+ Thier. 2 Nov. 1812, 5Tyrs. 0 Thierachern 24 June 1773 to CHRISTINA BRUNNER from Uetendorf, = (1755), + Thier. 9 Mar. 1812. 57 yrs. Children baptized at Thier.
(1) ELSABETH = 3 Oct. 1773. Hilterfinger 28 Jan. 1791 to NICLAUS SOILBERGER of Wynigen cprobably).
(2) CHRISTIAN • = 10 Aug. 1775, + Thier. 30 Aug. 1775, 4 wks.
(3) BARBARA = 23 Feb. 1777, + Thter.6 Aug. 1806. Thierachern 9 Nov. 1797
to	FRIEDRTCH BUHLMANN.
(4)	ANNA = 13 Feb. 1780
(5)	METEL = 15 Dec. 1782. + Thier, 11 Dec. 1783, 1 yr.
(6)	MU - 23 Jan. 1785.	1—10—5236
(7)	1 = 14 Mar. 1788
(8)	CHRISTIAN = 7 Aug. 1791, + Thier. 11 Sept. 1792, 13 sos.	Konig
1-10-524 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER lived at Beip. Thierachern 15 May	1757. Th4er.
4 Deb. 1780 to ELSBETH BRONNIMANN from Belp.
(1)	CHRISTEN = Belp 5 Sept. 1784.	-
HANS NAFFZGER son of ?, Thierachern 16 Jan. 1794 to Ursula Pfister from
Uetendorf,
NAFFZGER family from Thun. (Extracted from the Staatsarchiv and Burgerarchiv in
Thun; and Thierachern parrish records, 1605—1800. Notice in the Erneutertes
Burgerbuch, 1813, the old parrish records of Thun were destroyed in a fire,).
2. LUDWIG NAFFZGER a smith who lived at Thun. (1610/1621) Wurttemberg. Prob— ably the son of Zacharias Naffzger, who lived at Uetendorf. From the Burgerbuch No. I BAT 504, pg. 157: Auff Johanni im Soimner Anno 1646 Habend Meine Herren Rath und Burger, bey besatzung dero Aemtern, Zugleich Zu dero Burgeren vnd Stattleutene angenommen vnd bestattiget, Volgende Personen als:
LUDWIG NAFFZGER den Schmid aus dee “Wirtenbergerland’. (Accepted citizenship in Thun in 1946), Weaponcrest is from Thun; found at the Bern Staatsarchiv. This family line of Ludwig Naffzger of Thun died out in 1820. (Stated he had 4 sons, implying Mathys (21) died young,) °° (1) prior to 1640 to ANNA LUZ. ° (2) prior to 1647 to URSULA BISCHOF, daughter of Daniel Bischof. Children from Luz:
(1)	MATHYS = 1640, + died young.	(5) URSULA °° JOHANN VOGLER
(2) E! to JOHANN CHRISTOPH KEHSLER. (6) °° DIEBOLD DYSLI +1738.
Children from Bischof: (7) tO 1659 1, Thier. 1682
(3) DANIEL = 1647. 0O 1671 ANNA MOSER. to EtT LENG, °° 2. 1706 to
(4) I = 1648, 0O JOHANN VOGLER, +1733 MAGDALENA RANTSCH.
(8) JOHANNES = 1664, + 1741, 1, 1693 to Barbara Konig, 2. 1705 to A.
Lupichius, 0O 3 1730 to C. Anneler.
21 MATHYS NAFFZGER = 1640, + died young.
23 DANIEL NAFFZGER schmid (smith), = 1647, Godfather for Zacharias N.(l4) & Rupp’s daughter Eva in 1671 at Uetendorf. ° 1671 to ANNA lIOSER. Children:
(1)	( °° to JACOB MINDER,
(2)	MARIA
(3)	1 = 1678 •	233
24 ZACHARIAS NAFFZGER 1648, ° 1671 to MARIA MOSER. Children:
(1) LUDWIG = 1672, + 1745, 0O 1698 TO CATHERINA ABIX from Zwiselberg 241
(2) YOWNNES = 1682, + 1748, 00 1710 to CATHERINA SCHMID,
(3) CATHERINA + 1753. .
27 LUDWIG NAFFZGER Schmid Kaufhausmeister, 0. Regimarits, = 1659, Godfather for
Hans N. (18) & Pulver’s daughter Anna in 1680. 1. Thierachern 10 Cal ,Jun.
( May)1682 to ELISABETH LENG, daughter of Johann Leng. °° 2, 1706 to MAGOALENA
RANTSCH from Trueb. Children: From Leng:
(1)	JOHANNES = 1685, + died unmarried	271
(2)	LUDWIG = 1690, + died young
(3)	NN 0O JOHANN ADAM SCHNELL
(4)	SA1JOME 0O JOHANN POHLEN (BOHLEN)
(5) tDU = 1702, + 1777, ° Thierachern 5 Feb 1728 to ROSINA POHLEN(BOHLEN)
of Ai 0O 2. 1772 to MAGDALENA STAUFFER from Goldiwyl. 275
Child from Rantsch:
(6) JAKOB = 1707
28. JOHANNES NAFFZGLR Kaimnacher, d. Regimants, des Raths, = 1664, + 1741,
00 1, HflterfIngen 31 March 1693 to BARBARA KONIG(KONG), ° 2, 1730 to CATHERINA
ANNELER, daughter of Rudolf Anneler, a Gerichtsschreiber. Children from Konig:
(1)	CHRISTIAN = 1694. + died unmarried.	281
(2)	ANNA ELISABETH °° JOHANN RUDOLF DANNER. a Siechenvogt.
Children from Lupichius:
(3) FRANZ LUDWIG = 1706, + Sept. 1768, 0O 24 July, 1732 to SUSANNA BISCHOF.283
(4) SAMUEL = 1711, + starb im Ausland. ° ROSINA BENEDIKT from Bern, daught
of Hi Benedikt. No children with Anneler. 284
233. JOHANNES NAFFZGER = 1678.
241 LUDWIG NAFFZGER Wagner (Waggoner) = 1672, + 1745, 1698 to CATHERINA
ABtZ, from Zwtselberg, + 1745. Children:
(1) JOHANNES = 1705. 0 tO MP LIECHTI.
(2) LUDWIG = 1707, + died young.
(3) tU — 1712,
242 JOHANNES NAFFZGER Wagner (waggoner), = 1682, + 1748, 1710 to CATHERINA SCHM
SCHMID, daughter of Jacob Schmid, + 1741, Children:
UI)	JOHANNES = 1717, 4• 1776,	00 1749 to SUSANNA WERMULLER
(2)	JOHANNA ELISABETH = 1728,	+ 1769, 00 to JOHANNES JPPIER.
271	JOHANNES NAFFZGER = 1685,	+ died unmarried.	-
272	LUDWIG NAFFZGER - 1690, +	died young.
275 LUDWIG NAFrZGER Schmtd (smith), = 1702, 4 1777, 0 1. Thierachern 5 Feb.
172.8 to R0StN POULEN (JOHLEN) from Amsoldingen. °° 2. 1772 to WIGDALENA
STAUrFER from Goldiwyl, 4 1772. Chtld from Bohltn:
(1) CATHERINA = 1728
276 JAKOB NAFFZGER = 1707.
281 CHRISTIAN NAFFZGER Kamacher, - 1694, + died unmarried.
283 FRANZ LUDWIG NAFFZGER Kannengiesser; Kletnwetbel, des Regimants, 1706,
+ Sept. 1768, 0 24 J to SUSANNA BISCHOF. daughter of Samuel Bischof,
+ 1777 (1771). Children:
(1) FRANZ LUDWIG = Aprtl, 1734, + 19 Aug. 1789, °° 10 Feb. 1769 to M4GDALENA
RYCHENBACH from Saanen.	2831
(2) JOHANN SAMUEL = 1736, ÷ 1736.
(3)	SUSANRA KATHERINA = 1737, + 1764.
(4) ANNA MPGDALENA = 1740, JOHANN WOLFGANG NEBELING.
(5) JOHANN BARBARA 1 742, + 1 81 1 , SAMUEL JAKOB MP
(6) JOHANNA RUDOLF = Mar, 1745, + 1820 unmarried	2836
(7)	ANNA MARIA = 1748, + 1750. -
(8)	MARIA - 1752, + 1798.
(9) T!ThUCH = 1754, + 1784, 0 1783 to BARBARA DIETRICH from Darlingen. 2839
284 SAMUEL NAFFZGER = 1711, + “starb im Ausland’ about 1740 to ROSINA BENEDIKT
from tern, daughter of Hans Jakob Benedikt, + 1788, Child:
(1) JOHANN SAMUEL = 1741, + 1747.
2411 JOHANN NAFFZGER = 1705, oO about 1733 to MARIA LIECHTI. Child:
(1) JOHANN LUDWIG = 1735,: + 1738.	. 24111
2412 LUDWIG NAFFZGER = 1707, + died young.
2413 LUDWIG NAFFZGER - 1712.
2421 JOHANNES NAFFZGER Wagner (waggoner), - 1717, + 1776, 1749 to SUSANNA
WERTMULLER. daughter of Caspar Wertmuller, + 1768. Children:
(1) MARIA = 1750, + 1784.
(2)	H = 1751,	+ 1772	24212
(3)	GABRiEL + 1755.	+ died young
2831 FRANZ LUDWIG NAFFZGER Kannengiesser, = April 1734, + 19 Aug. 1789,
00	l Feb. 1769 to MAGDALENA RYCHENBACH from Saanen, + 20 Nov. 1796.	Children:
(	MARIA MAGDALENA = 1770, + 1771,
(2)	FRANZ LUDWIG = 1772, + died in Piemont,	28312
(3)	MARIA MAGDALENA - Dec. 1774.
(	JOHANN JAKOB = 1777, + 1778	28314
(5)	ELISABETH = Apr. 1780, 00 22 Aug. 1806 to CHRISTIAN SALZMANN from	Si
(6)	MATHERINA MAGDALENA — 1783, + 1783.
(7)	JOHANN RUDOLF = 1784.	28317
2832 JOHANN SAMUEL NAFFZGER 1736, + 1736.
2836 Kaminfeger, = March 1745. + 1820, died	unmarried.
2839 FREEDRICH NAFFZGER Kaminfeger, = 1754, + 1784, 1783 to BARBARA
DIETRICH from Darligen. (remarried to JACOB LONTSCHI) Children:
(1) JOHANN FRIEDRICH + 1783,
(2) SAMUEL = 1784, + 1810,
2841 JOHANN SAMUEL NAFFZGER = 1741, + 1747.
24111 JOHANN LUDWIG NAFFZGER = 1735, + 1738.
24212 JOHANNES NAFFZGER Schuster, = 1751, + 1772.
24213 GABRIEL NAFFZGER = 1755, + Starb gleichen Monats (died within monthsl
28312 FRANZ LUDWIG NAFFZGER = 1772, + starb im Ausland; Piemont’
28314 JOHANN JAKOB NAFFZGER - 1777, + 1778.
28317 JOHANN RUDOLF NAFFZGER - March 1784,
28391 JOHANN FRIEDRICH NAFFZGER + 1783.
28392 SAIIUEL NAFFZGER Schneider, = 1784, + 1810.
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(1) JOHANNES = Thun 10 Apr. 1701 + before Dec. 1751. °° 1. 743 to MAGDALENA 4EITEN 2. 1747 to ANNA BARBARA FRIKART. 1-10-31 (2) CHRISTEN = Thier. 30 Sept. 1703. paId tax to emigrate with Jacob due to
reli 16.3.1752	1—10—32
(3) ANNA = 11 Mar. 1706. °° Thier 5 Aug. 1734 to JOHANN CONRAD KELLER fr in TF7 Bern Staatsarchiv; ‘Anna Naffzger from Uetendorf paid tax of 65 kroner; 218, 6s, 8pg to move to Arbon In Thurgau. Gem gave the order to pay tax 20 May 1749.
(4) HANS JAKOB = 20 Oct. 1709. Bern Staatsarchiv; ‘Christen and Jacob Naffzger two brother Uetendorf paid a tax to emigrate to Hallau, In Kanton of Schaffhausefl due to religious opposition to their reformed religion, date 16 March, 1752.
1—10—4 BENEDICHT NAFFZGER = Thierachern 15 Cal. Feb. ( Jan. 1680).
1—10—5 MELCHIOR NAFFZGER = Thier. Cal. Oct. (1 Oct.)1682. + before 1746.
00 about 1fl BA . .? + Thierachern 4 Feb. 1746, widow.
Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1) probably HANS 15 Apr. 1717. ° 1. Maria ISLER. 2. 1741 to CATRINA SCHILOT
(2) MATHYS TApr. 1719. + 22 Sept. 1778. 0O 1. 1743 to C. Zjorjen.
2.	l7 E. Schneiter. 3. 1772 to E. Otz.	1—10-52
(3)	MELCHER	= 23 July 1724.	+ died young.	1—10-53
1—10—6 ULRICH NAFFZGER = Thier. 9 Cal. Feb. (24 Jan. 1686).
1521 ZACHARIAS NAFFZGER = Thierachern Idibus Dec. (=13 Dec. 1690) + 30 Jan.
1762. 70 yrs. ua Thierachern 27 June 1740 to BARBARA BRUNNER, “aus darn Leen’.
no Children.
1522 HANS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 17 Dec. 1693 (Godmother is Christina Naffzger).
00 ThTé 1733 to ELSBETH ALTRAUS, from Langnau. No children.
1526 MELCHIO = Thierachern 7 Feb. 1706.
1527 MATHIS NAFFZGER = Thierachern 20 July 1710. 00 Thierachern 25 Oct. 1731 to
JUDITHA1.THAUS Langnau. No. children.
1811 CHRISTEN = Idibus Sept. ( Sept 1684) died young.
1813 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = 8 Oct. 1693. + died young.
1815 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER ‘glazier junior’ (referring to Melchior, 1812). Thiera— chern Tov. Th98. + Thier. 27 Mar. 1767. 69 yrs. 1. about 1722 to BARBARA
PFISTER, probably daughter of Josef Pflster—Henri. = probably 2 July 1699. + Thier.
12 Jul. 1732. wife. ° 2. Thierachern 12 Aug. 1734 to CHRISTINA MEYER from Steffis— berg. Children Baptized at Thieracher. Children from Pfister:
(1)	MAREY = 7 Mar. 1723. + 15 Oct. 1757. 25 yrs.
(2)	E 3 Mar. 1726.
(3)	CH 29 Jul. 1731.	18153
Chilth f Meyer:
(4)	SALOMON = 1 May 1735.	18154
(5)	MAGD = 30 Dec. 1736. + 20 Jan. 1798. 65 yrs.
(6)	PETER = 24 Jan. 1740.	18156
(Godparents Peter and Jakob Meyer, mother’s brothers.)
(7)	JOHANNES 1 Sep. 1743. • + 15 Feb. 1745.	8157
(8)	HANS = 20 Feb. 1746. °° 1. 1776 to MARIA KUENZI. 00 2. to	T
M WALTHER in 1783.
(9)	RUDOLF 2 Aug. 1750. + 30 Mar. 1793. 00 Thierachern 13 Feb.	1783 to
ANN	11JTT from Trub.	18159
1841 HOERONYMUS NAFFZGER = Peterlingen 5 June 1701.
1842 DAVID NAFFZGER dyer living at Peterlingen; then Pfauen-Faoug(1759).
= Peterltngen 27 1702. 0O l...(banns) Thierachern 10 Aug. 1738. 2. about
1749/1759 to ANNA STUCK from Buren. 2. CATHARINA KILLIAN from Aarberg.
Children from Stuck:
(1) SUSANNA Buren, 1 Feb. 1739.
(2) BERHARD BARTHLOME = Peterlingen 10 Mar. 1743. °° Thier. 18 Aug. 1790
to SALOME ROTh, widow of Hans Naffsger(l—lO— 18422
(3 DAVID Peterlingen 22 May 1745.
KATHERINE Twins, Peterlingen 25 Dec. 1746.
(6)	rs JAKOB = Peterlingen 18 May 1749.	18426
Child from (lilian:
(7) MAGDALENA SALOME = Pfauen-Faoug 1 Nov. 1759.
1843 JOHANN SAMUEL NAFFZGER bleacher living at Peterlingen—Payerne. = Peterlingen
25 Oct. 1704. °°. .(ban Aug. 1750 to MADLE ROHRER from Bolligen. Children
baptized at Peterlingen.
(1) MAR ELISABETH 10 Nov. 1754. (3) LUISA ROSINA = 3 Mar. 1760.
(2) ANNA MARIA = 21 Mar. 1757. (4) kX 29 Nov. 1764.
1844 ALBRECHT NA Peterlingen 27 Jan. 1707.
1845 ISAAC NAFFZGER lived ‘au moulin de St. Aubin en Vully (1743)1t Peterlingen
29 Mar. 1709. ° 1738 to MARIA MAGDALENA MOSER. Children:	18451
(1) DAVID ISAAC Payerne 8 Sept 1739 1780/1782 to ESTHER SCHOPFERF
(2) MAGDALENA7IARGRETHA = Peterlingen 3 Dec. 1741.
(3) MARIA SALOME = Ressudens 3 Oct. 1743.
(4) SUSSANNA Ressudens 4 Sept. 1746.
(5) f JEAN ISAAC Ressudens 22 Feb. 1750. °° Thier. 4 June 1792 to n BARBARA BRUNNER Uetendorf.
62 JAKOB NAFFZGER = Thierachern 18 Mar. 1725. + Thier 3 Apr. 1790. 70 yrs.
1. Theracher 1747 to MARIA STUTZMANN, = about 1727, + Thier 19 Feb.
1763, 36 yrs. 00 2. Thierachern 1 Nov. 1764 to MADLENA DUBACH, aus den Hofan’.
= about 1727, + Thier 3 Jan. 1787, 60 yrs. 3. Thterachern 19 Jul 1787 to
BARBARA SCHNEITER from Amsoldingen, widow of Niclaus Sollberger of Wynigen.
Children baptized at Therachern. Children from Stutzinann:
(1) JOHANNES (HANS) = 2 Aug. 1750. 00 Ther. 21 Jan. 1790 to ELISABETH HADORN
from	18621
(2) MARIA = 1 Feb. 1753, + Thier, 3 Jul. 1797, 40 yrs., wife. to C11
LUTHT
(3)	CHRISTIAN	= 1 Apr. 1756.
(4)	MAGDALENA	= 7 Dec. 1758. + Ihier, 6 Feb. 1759, 6 wks.
(5)	i =	Mar, 1760. 00 about 1783 tO ELISBETH MESSERLI from
iatti	18625
Children from	Dubach;
(6)	ABRAHAM = 23 Feb. 1766. + 23 Mar. 1766, 4 wks,	18626
(7)	AVT	13 Sept. 1767. + 23 Dec. 1767, 4 mos.
1864 SIGMUND NAFFZGER glazier. = Thierachern 12 Apr. 1733. 0O 20 Jan. l757.to CATHA FARNU7 (Schwartzennegg). Children baptized at Thier.
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MRIA = 22 DEC. L&%&.
(2) : 30 Dec. 1759.
(3)	ELISABETH - 20 May 1762.
(4)	JOHANNES 16 Jun. 1765. + 21 Feb. 1805, 45 yrs. 00 8 Apr.	1794 to
ANNA ROLL from Uetendorf
(5)	MAGDALENA = 4 June 1767.
(6)	JAKOB = 6 Oct. 1768.	18646
(7)	= 14 Mar. 1771. + 2 Apr. 1772, 1 yr.
(8)	(daughter) +. 14 Apr. 1773, 1 hr.
(9)	CHRISTIAN = 21 Nov. 1776.	18649
1865 HANS NAFFZGER (maybe son of Bendicht N. - Gassener?). =. .(1738) not at
Thierachern + Thier, 20 Feb. 1798, 60 yrs. 00 Thierachern 13 Oct.l763 to
CHRISTINA SCHWENDIMANN from Uttigen, = 1739, + Thier 17 June 1804, 65 yrs. Child:
(1) CHRISTEN = 20 Nov. 1763, + Thier 5 Feb. 1814. °° Thier, 9 May 1791 to
BARBARA MMMI from Rothenbach.	18651
1—10—22 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 16 Oct. 1712, + Thier. 23 Feb. 1779,
60 yrs. Chorrichter, 1756 (Menber of the church—tribunal of the parrish.)
00 Thierachern 8 Dec. 1740 to ANNA BLEUER from Gwatt—Strattligen, widow of Michael
Ortli, + Thier, 9 Dec. 1785, over 60 yrs. Children baptized at Thierachern:
(1)	CHRISTEN = 1 Mar. 1744, + 4 July 1744, 4 lIE.	1—10-221
(2) MADLENA 6 Feb. 1746.
(3) = 5 Jan. 1756. + 30 Nov. 1785, 30 yrs.
1—10—31 JOHANNES NAFFZGER a tailor living at Thun. = Thun 10 Apr. 1701, + died before l 0O (baii 22 Aug. 1743 to MADLENA WEITENBACH, widow of Samuel Venner. 2. (banns) 22 Jan. 1747 to ANNA BARBARA FRIKART, widow of Ulrich Waber from Llndau. She remarried (banns) 6 Dec. 1751 to Rudolp Storp from Thun.
1—10—32 CHRESTENNAFFZGER = Thierachern 30 Sept. 1703. Paid tax to emigrate; see below Jakob, 1-10-34.
l—1O—34HANSJAKOB NAFFZGER = 20 Oct. 1709. Bern Staatsarchiv record:
“Christen and Jakob Naffzger, two brothers from Uetendorf, paid a tax to emigrate to Flallau, in the Kenton of Schaffhausen, because of religious opposition to reformed reltgfon’ . dated 16 March 1752. The archivist noted they were probably Anabapttsts. Subsequent checks at the archives of Hallau and Schaffhausen pro- vtded no trace of any Naffzger. They may have gone to Alsace/Lorraine region or to the Palatinate (Pfaltz) area of Germany)
ANNA NAFFZGER, their sister who married JOHANN CONRAD KELLER of Arbon in Thurgau Kanton at Thferachern on 5 Aug. 1734, ‘paid a tax of 65 Kroner; 2l&, 6x, 8P, to move to Arbon In Thurgau. ‘The Bern order was given 20 May 1749.
It may be the case that Johannes Naffzger (1— 10-31), their brother who died prtor to Dec. 1751 without heirs, left part of his estate to these three, and hence the then dated records of them paying taxes, even though they may have emigrated earlier.
1—10—51 HANS NAFFZGER probably the son of Melchior N. - Ruchti. = Thierachern
15 Aug. 1717 (probably) 00 MARIA ISLER, + Thier. 6 Apr. 1741. ° 2. Thier.
2 Oct. 1741 to CATRINA SCHILOT from Schangnau. No children.
1—10—52 MATHYS MAFFZGER = ThIerachern 3 Apr. 1719, + Thier 22 Sept. 1778,
60 yrs., 0O 1. Thterachern 4 Jan. 1743 to CHRISTINA ZJORYEN from Boltigen, + Thier.
3 Sept, 1753, wife. 2. Thierachern 17 May 1754 to ELSBETH SCHNEIDER, widow
of Hans Schnelter from Alsoldingen, = (1725) + childbrith, Thier 15 Aug. 1771,
46 yrs. 0O 3. Thlerachern 8 May 1772 to ELSBETH OTZ, widow of Anthoni Jaggi from
Uetendorf. = (1736), + Thier, 11 Jun. 1796, 60 yrs. Children baptized at Thier.
Children from Zjoryen:
(1) (Probably) HANS = 20 Mar. 1744, + 4 Sept. 1786, °° 1772 to SALOME	ROTH
(who remarried Ternhard Naffzger(l8422)	1-10-521
(2) CHRISTEN = 20 Mar. 1746, + 10 Sept. 1746, 6 mo.	1-10-
Children from Schneider:
(3) SAMUEL = May 11, 1754, + 2 Nov. 1812, °° Thier. 24 June 1773 to	CHRISTINA
BRUNN Uetendorf.	1-10-523
(4) CHRISTEN = 15 May 1757, 00 Konig 4 Feb. 1780 to ELSBETH BRONNIMANN	from
Beip.	1—10—524
(5) ELSBETH = 27 Apr. 1760.
(6) MARIA - 28 Feb. 1762
(.7) AANNES = 10 Mar. 1765. + 1 Nov. 1765, 8 mo.	1—10527
(8) ANNA = 8 Aug. 1771
1—10—53	MELCHIOR NAFFZGER = 23 July 1724 Thierachern + died young.
18153 CHRISTEN NAFFZGER = Thierachern 29 July 1731
18154	SALOMON NAFFZGER = Thierachern 1 May 1735.
18156 PETER NAFFZGER = Thierachern 24 Jan. 1740. Godparents were Peter and Jakob Meyer, brothers to mother Christina.
18157 JOHANNES NAFFZGER = Thierachern 1 Sept. 1743, + Thier. 15 Feb. 1745.
18158 HANS NAFFZGER glazier. = Thierachern 20 Feb. 1746. °° 1. Thierachern
21 Mar. 1776 to M KUENZI from Wattenwil, 2. Bern 4 Aug. 1783 to MARGARETHA
bLALTHER from Kersax. No children.
18159 RUDOLF NAFFZGER glazier. Thierachern 2 Aug. 1750, + Thier, 30 Mar. 1793,
45 yrs. ° 13 Feb. 1783 to ANNA WUTTRICH from Trub, widow of Christen
Hohli from Kurzenberg. Child:
(1)	PETER = Thier 25 Dec. 1783, + 11 Jan. 1807, 23 yrs.	181591
18422 BERNHARD BARIRLOME NAFFZGER = Peterlingen 10 Mar 1743, Thierachern
18 Aug. 1790 to SALOMEROTH from Rtngenberg, wtdow of Hans Naffzger(l-lO-52l).
=	C1742), + Thter. 20 Oct. 1812, 70 yrs, 8 mo. No children with Bernhard -
Three with Hans.
18423 DAVID NAFFZGER PeterlIngen 22 May 1745.
18426 ISSAC JAKOB NAFFZGER = Peterlingen 18 May 1749.
18451 DAVID ISAAC NAFFZGER lived at Peterlingen. = Payerne 8 Sept.	1739,
00	(j780/1782J toT from Saanen. Children Baptized at	Peterlingen:
(1)	FREDERECH CHRISTIAN = 18 Feb. 1783.	184511
2)	DAVID FRIEDRECH 2 Sept. 1785	T
(3)	MARGARETHA PIAGOALENA = 6 Nov. 1787
(4)	SAAK = 29 Mdv. 1791	184514
(5)	UE1 — 24 Dec. 1193.
(6)	ESTHER — 26 Jul. 1796. + 8 Dec. 1798, 2 yrs.
18455 JEAN CSAAC NAFFZGER (probably son of Isaac N — Moser.) + Ressudens
22 Feb. 1750, 00 Thierachern 4 June 1792 to BARBARA BRUNNER from Uetendorf
= (1766), + Thier 7 Nov. 1801, 35 yrs.
18621 HANS C JOHANNES) NAFFZGER = Thierachern 2 Aug. l75Q, O Thierachern
21 Jan. 1790 to ELTSABETWHADO from Latterbach. Children baptized at Thier.:
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Lori Lee Naftzinger be- came the bride of John R. Kuhn in St. Michael’s Luther- an Church, Hamburg R.D. 1, during a candlelight, double- ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. John C. Kunkel.
The bride, of 425 E. High St. , Womelsdorf, is a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Naftzinger, Mohrsville RD. 1. She is a graduate of Ham- burg High School and the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She is employed by the Reading Hospital as a registered nurse in the deliv ery room.
The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kuhn, 145 W. Penn Ave. , Wernersville, is a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School and Rider Col
lege, Trenton, N.J. He is em- ployed by Conrad Weiser High School. ••‘
Mrs. Ray A. Kauffman, sister of the bride, was ma- tron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lone B. Seaman. Vicki M. Moyer and Mrs. Dennis A. Dougherty, sister of the bride. Stephanie Kauffman was flower girl.
James Kuhn, brother of the groom, was best man. Ushers were Ray A. Kauff man, J. Michael George and Daniel Kuhn Jr., brother of the groom.
A reception was held in the social room of the Keystone Fire Company, Myerstown, followed by a wedding trip to Hawaii. The couple will re side in Womelsdorf.
CALVIN .R. N Z INGER, 80, died on ay night in his Centerport resi dence. .••
The husband of Florence
M. (Mohn) Naftzinger, he
was born in Centre Township,
a son of Willoughby and Katie >
(Rentschler) Naftzinger. A member of the Lutheran ‘ congregation of Belleman’s Union Church, Centre Town- ship, he had been a farmer before retiring.
In addition to his widow, he E’
is survived by a son, Norman -
C. of Mohrsville, and four
grandchildren, five great-
grandchildren and a sister,
Sally, widow of Herbert
Rentschler, Hamburg.
The M. Domer Leiben- ‘
sperger Funeral Home, Cen-
terport, is in charge of ar- -
rangements.
NAUZINGER — 0’ he 5th
R w,b,,,,d of Fio’e,	M
Moho) NAFTZINGFR oF Ce’,te, ‘ee
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LILLIAN AEI
,—,	64, formerlyTT
oo_	RD. 1, died Tuesday night in
—	the Laurel Nursing Center,
;	Tilden Township, where she
had resided three years.
Born in Centre Township,
<	she was a daughter of Stella
,;	(Wagner)Wagner.
c	Surviving are a son, Rus
,	sell R. Webb, Bowers, and a
grandchild.cL, I 7°i
‘C	Three half sisters: Doro
thy, wife of Elwood Nester,
West Hamburg, and Mary
Keller and Helen, wife of Al-
- . bert Long, both of Hamburg
c R.D.2,•..
c. Also four half brothers:
Q William Wagner, Leesport;
:B Raymond Wagner, Ham-
burg; Ralph Wagner, Shoe-
makersville RD. 1; and Stan- ley Wagner, West Hamburg. The Trexler-Ludwick Fu neral Home, Topton, is in charge of arrangements.
NAFTZINGER — On ho 7th os UUI AN NAFTZfNGER, fo of F oood Rousol. op. 64 p
S. osli bo h.Id Soss’doy 10 0 o fSo he T,.oI.,-Lutho, Pu. ,,.,OI Ho,... Toptos Iof•,’o•n Mo oDsyoilkC.o,o coil F,,d,y 7 to 8:30 p.”
(T,,oi.
WiLLiAM F. RISSMILL ER, 93, died Wednesday night at 10 : 15 in his residence at 328 Main St. , Leesport.
He was the husband of Beulah A. Hollenbach) Rissmiller. %q 3
Born in Ccntr Township, he was a son of John and A. Sarah ( N Rissmill er. •..
A farmer, he had been em- ployed by the former Mohrs ville Box Factory for 10 years, retiring in 1958.
Rissmiller was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Belle- man’s Union Church, Mohrs ville RD. 1.
In addition to his widow. he is survived by a son, Ralph W. of Elizabethtown. and a daughter, Anna M.. wife of William 1. Kerschncr. LeesportR.D. 1.
Also a stepson, Earl C. Hei ster, Reading RD. 2. and seven grandchildren and fuur great-grandchildren.
The M Domer Leiben sperger Funeral Home. Cen terport. is in charge of ar rangements.
R . On the 91’ psI.
WiLLIAM F. hu of ifeulaf. A
bee Hoilenbuch) 8i of
328 Muir, SI . Leesoorl. ape 93
Seeviccs from Leibensperper
Funeral Home. Centeroort On Sat-
urA° al I .30 em. Rev. Roderck
H SutSff offic;at,ng. Interment in
Beliemans Cemete’e. (enter
Twp. Frjends man call Friday 710
9 em
ILeibenseerger .
0	Our thanks to long-time
Translation of an article appearing in the ‘Winter Issue of “The Nafzger	Schuyler Brossman of Reher—
Heritage News” sent to us by Ray Noftsger)	sburg, Pennsylvania for send-
ON TINFOUNDERS OFTHUN, SWITZERLAND by Peter Kuffer	0	ing us the latest informa
tion on the Naftzingers who
The history of the crafts of Thun, little research has been done The display	live in the Reading, Pa. area.
of locally crafted items is small in Thun Castle, because of this, the display on	o	___________________
Thanks to the tradition of marking their pieces with a bench mark, we known I Deatlis the ground floor received added attention.
who the craftsmen were. In Thun and surrounding area their products were generally Q good quality. Besides plates and platters, they also produced tomkards, mugs and Kurbis - Prnpkin and Steykannen. Added to his, they repaired and made special
CORA E. BICKERT, 76, of
shapes and stzes on request — an example are buttons to ornament the city gate	0	218 N. Miller St., died this
and - lanterns for the guards .	morning at 6:02 In Conununi-
In an old city account records we find that in the 18th centry only one	ty General Hospital, where
she had been admitted earlier
foundry is shown. Six pewteres are named, Hans Rudolf Lohner 1707-10;	o	mtheday. • . .
Johannes Hursch, 1721-29; Hans Rudolf Buhbman, 1733-41; FRANZ LUDWIG NAFFZGER,	—
the father, 1742—65, FRANZ LUDWIG NAFFZGER, the son 1769-83 and Jacob Eiselin,	ShewasthewifeofAugust	.j
1783-94.	A.Bickert.
THE NAFFZGER FAMILY	0	Born in Wyomissing, she
Noted pewteres from Thun were Franz Ludw father and son The	was a daughter of Edward	E
branch of the family were smith through many generations. Franz Ludwig Naffzger,	am.	-
family moved there from Wurtemberg area and became citizens of Thun in 1646. A	and	_______
0	Be	48
1706-68, was a son of the comb maker Johannes Naffzger, where he learned the Inadditiontoberhusband
art of casting pewter is unknown. In 1734, he must have lived in Thun and was	sheissurvivedbysixsisters:
Belen ST., widow of Ralph ‘
taken into the Regiment, in the same year, the town;s defense organization voted	0	Scalese, Fleetwood R.D. 3;
him as their treasurer	Myrtle M., wife of Arthur	,
He shows up for the first time in city account records in 1742, In the year	-	Segars, Shlllington Verna	G)
1741, the name Buhiman is the pewterer. Besides tending the shop, he held the	0	E., wife of Warren Houck,
Reading; Miriam I., wife of
office of “Kleinweibel” (probably a Swiss term and most likely policework), this	DonaldHunter,Temple;Bet-	.
was from 1 746—56	ty A., wife of Charles Zellers,
His oldest son, who also went by the name of Franz Ludwig Naffzger, 1734-1789,	0	Shoernakersville; and Ethel	1
took up the art of pewter casting. Where he served his apprenticeship nor when	V. wife of Gerald Frey-
he entered his fatherRs busines is not known On two church spire tops of pewter	I	moyer,Laureldale.
in the year 1764, both father and son names appear together.	The Bean Funeral Home
From thei r shop a numberous bench or trademarks are known , most are c i ty coats	‘P	Shilhngton, is in charge
of arms or a combination of Thun-Bern coats of arms with the letters “FOL.N.” but	?	ofarrangements.
to this day, we do not know which mark was that of the father or the son,	(	ai 22nd inst
CORA E. (n.e Beam) wife of Aug- I	. i
known as Thuner Kanne, which they fashioned in assorted sizes 1/2 and 1/4 measure. S F er-i .
ust A. Sicken of 218 N. Miller St.. I	I
MAKERS OF THE THUNER-KANNE-THUN CAN
_____________________________________________	S0iiiingtOn, age 76 years.	I ‘- I
A specialty of the Naffzgers were th elegant steg today are mostly
I ai Home. inc., 29 C. Lancaster i t
I Ave., Sftiiilflglon private at tOe I d
I convenience of the Ramify. inter- t	‘
I ment in Laorefdaie CemeterY.	I 4 i
NAFFZGER shop are found in other museums and private collections This shows that
1 Thuner measure	1,76 ‘iter, two such cans are displayed in the museum, both	_______________
(
are decorated with engraved flowers, Cans and plates of this type from the
warding endeaver that should surely turn up many interesting specimens that would
many must have been produced. Furthe research on Thun pewterers would be a re show the handiwork of earlier times,
(Translators for this article are Ray Diffenbach of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Mrs Muriel Oliver of St Petersburg, Florida, Richard Nofsker of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania and perhaps other which we will anounce later
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Reading Eagle, Sunday, December 19, 1982 READING (PA) EkGLE, Reading, Pa.
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This week I received a letter from Ella Gieg from Germany. She saw my name in one of the Heritage News and enclosed some very old photos that were originally from Pekin. They belonged to Mrs Katha Gottman of 6128 Hocist In Odenwald. I am guessing they are from the later 1800’s. She asked if maybe I could find some information on them. I took them to our hometown newspaper along with her letter. I am hoping that we can get some results for her through the newspaper story. Mrs. Gieg went on to tell me that her mother’s uncles settled in Pekin, from Germany between 1865 and 1872. She sent me their names and would you believe I worked 15 years with the son of one of her uncles. I’r sure she will be quite surprised to know that I knew some of her relatives so well t
PAT BRIGHT, Peking, Illinois.
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We are happy to have received the publication prepared by Mrs. Eli (Fannie) J. Byler of Rt. 1, Box 280, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 16142. Title of the publication is the “History of First Amish Settlers from Germany in States of the U and Descendants of Bylers and Naffsingers.” Naffsinger descendants listed in this publication are from the Peter Nafzinger line of Illbach, Germany. Many’v of our readers will recall that he died at sea as dtd one of his daughters on their journey to the states. Widow Jacobina Nafzinger with her six children arrive in the U.S at Baltimore with little means to provide for her large family except to call upon the Amish community which she did. It was their youngest daughter, also named Jacobina that married Jacob Beiler and thus began a long list of descendants that are now found in many states but all listed in the publication of Fannie Byler. Because so many of the Bylers remained Amish, the publication is filled with lots of good Amish history in it. Our readers can secure a copy of this publication by writing to Mrs. Byler at the above address. I befleve the cost of the publication is $9.00. Our thanks to Mrs. Byler for all of genealogical effort and fine work on this family line.
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Our thanks to Joy Kleck Crews of Houston, Texas for writing. She requested a copy of the Christ— ian Nofziger publication which lists descendants of the three Nafziger lines that settled in Fulton County, Ohio when they came from Germany. The Kiecks make up a very substantial group of Nafziger descendants that trace to this line. Most of the Kiecks are found in the western states.
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We have been advised that Galen and Ruth Kl me recently celebrated their 60th. wedding anniversity. Congratulations to the Klines from all of us. They are the parents of three children, eight grand— children and eight great grandchildrenGalen is the son of Minnie Nofziger Kline, the only daughter of Jacob Plan and Amelia Correll Nofziger. And Jacob Plank Nofziger is the grandson of Valentine Nafziger who emigrated to America in 1831 and settled in Wayne County, Ohio. Galen E. Kline and Ruth Lawyer were married at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1922. Galen is now 84 and Ruth is 81 years old. Galen has been a long time subscriber to the Heritage News and he writes to us quite often. Again — congratulations.
Our thanks to Muriel I. Oliver of St. ters for her letter with the translation of the German article printed in the last issue of the News. Matthias Otte of Piettenberg-Ohle, Germany provided the translation for Mrs. Oliver. In Mrs. Oliver’s letter, she tells us an inter- esting story of meeting Carl and Emma Noffsinger of Eaton, Ohio who were attending a woodcarver’s convention In Florida. Muriel had a nice visit with them. After Muriel arrived back home from her visit, it did not take her long to identify the Nafzger line of Carl as being from the line that settled in Putnam County, West Virginia. And the Putnam County line of Noffsinger traces to the Rudolph Noffsinger line (emigrated to America in 1749).
Also, Mrs. Oliver informs us that her uncle, Lester E. Kenlel(l895-1982) died December 5th. He was . 87 years old and was buried at Trenton, Ohio The Kennels as well as Mrs. Oliver are descedants of Valentine Nafziger of Gauersheim, Germany line of Nafzgers.
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We found Muriel’s description of her recent cruise vogage on the “Som of America” cruise ship to be very interesting reading. It was the maiden vogage of the new cruise ship. On board of the ship were Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter and Beverly r fa,
We enjoyed the Christmas letter of firs. A. 1. Goold o’ Northfield, Minnesota Betty and her husband, Arthur are both avid genealogists and as a result, her letters usually contain some good research on some branch of her family line which is the Jacob Nafzger line who arrived in America in 1750. The Goolds do a lot of traveling and thus, they bring research to us from many different places mn the United States and Canada Recently, they returned from an extensive tour of a number of the western states. They had an opportunity to do some research at the very famous genealogical Library at Salt Lake City. Our thanks to Betty for relaying the information she finds on the Naftzgers to us to enjoy and share. * *
Our thanks to Richard L. Nofsker of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania for the nice translation of the German article which appeared in the last issue of the News
Sixth generation DONALD ADAM NAFTZGER, born
Louise Sinith(1905—	) of Marion, Ohio.
Children: Robert and Thomas.
Seventh generation ROBERT Mary Owens. Residence: Chi
iio. Married in 1936 to and Crawford County, Ohio.
Pictured above is a sample heritage sketch which we hope you will decide to from us. The heritage sketch is a ntce way to get your Nafzger heritage out file caMnet and on the wall of a family room or livThg room for all to see enjoy. Also, proceeds from the heritage sketch will be used to help finance project of Carroll Nafztger, Minter, Illinois that Is describe in this issue the News.
To order a sketch, send us the detail listed in the same si
ations as you may have. records.
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First generation in the U.S. JACOB NAFZGER, date of birth is not known but believed to have been around 1730. Emigrated to America in 1750 aboard the ship hlBrotherhoodU. Residence: Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Married to Anna, last name is not known. Children: Joseph, Christian, Barb— ara and Jacob. Burial in 1783 but burial site is not known.
Second generation — JOSEPH NAFTZGER, year of birth is not known but believed to have been around 1760. Residence: Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Married in 1789 to Mariam (Mary) — last name is not known. Children: Christian, Jacob, John, Abraham, Joseph, Barbara, Magdalena and a daughter who married Jacob Moss. Date of death has not been established.
Third generation — JACOB NOFTSGER, born in 1782, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Married in 1807 to Elizabeth Miller(l786— ). Residence: Harrison County, Ohio. Children: David. Samson, Sarah, Daniel, Jacob, Catherineand a seventh child who appears to have died in infancy. Burial in 1850, Tedrow Cemetery, Harrison County, Ohio.
Fourth generatian - JACOB NAFTZGER, born in 1812, Harrison County, Ohio. Married to Susan Got- schall(1823—l Residence: Wayne County, Ohio. Children: Catherine, Daniel, Elizabeth, Enina, Alice and Alexander. Burial in 1888, Wayne Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery, Wayne County, Ohio.
Fifth generation - ALEXANDER NAFTZGER, born 1867, Wayne Count’ io. Married In 1886 to Cather
me Elizabeth Fike(1865—1937). Residence: Wayne County, O’-	idren: Floyd, Maxwell, Lemuel,
Donald, May and Leona. Burial in 1942, Crown Hill	Wayne County, Ohio.
Eighth generation -
County, Ohio. Married In 1969 to Katherine and Rebecca.
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