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VOL. XII, No. 4	FALL ISSUE 1983
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NAFZGERS FROM GEISLINGEN/STEIGE
Geislingen is a small village about 25 kilometers north west of turn, Germany in the state of Wurttemburg. Sometimes it is referred to as Geislingen/Steige.
According to the “Wurttembergiscle Vierteljahrhefte fur Landesgeschichte”, which is a compilation of Parchments con cerning sales, donations, acts, etc during the 15th and 16th centuries in Geislingen/Steige, the earliest mention of the family Naffzger is from 1433 On that date, reference is made to Hans Naftzger of Wiesensteig, which is a village about 10 kms southwest of Geislingen, In the years 1455 and 1465 the there is mention of a Benzen Naffzger of Geislingen, In 1481 Benz Nafzger a Burger of Geislingen, is referred to, as is Margreten Nafzger. Georius Naffzger a minister of Geislingen, is mentioned in 1528. The wife of Hannssen Naffzger is re ferred to in 1571,
The first records of the Geislingen church—protestant— date from 1558. The first birth recorded in the church book of Geislingen is that of Leinhart Nafftzger born 28 August, 1558, the son of Peter Nafftzger and Waldburga Riettmann. The records for this genealogy were taken from this church and were first transcribed by Dr. Alfred Koib in
• 1950 under the title of “Die Gieslingen Familien in Familienregistern Zusaniiiengestellt Kirchengemeinde Geislinger/St The subsequent alignment of persons I have made from this list will undoubtly change as more information on these families become available.
From these church records it is apparent the Naffzger family from the mid—l6th to the 19th century were quite numerous. Those of the earlier period had the occupations of “sattlers” (= saddle makers), “eichers” (= weighers), “kieffers (= forresters), “schmids” (= Smiths). Undoubtably many were peasants.
This group of Naffzger families of Geislingen provided emigrants as well, It has not been proven if they are the source of the Swiss Naffzgers who emigrated from Wurt temburg about 1615 and settled in Thun/Uetendorf, Switzerland, However, they are the source of a Naffzger family who emigrated prior to 1700 and settled in Wissembourg, a town in the northern Alsace region of Bas—Rhin, France, However, this family must not be confused with those Mennonite/Anabaptist Naffzgers who came from Switzerland and settled in the northern Alsace region of France shortly after the turn of the 18th. century. Therefore one must be exceedingly careful when researching this area,
The following is only a listing of families of Geislingen, Furthermore, I arbi trat chose to stop it circa 1775. It does not include those Naffzger who obviously must have resided in neighboring villages. This becomes apparent when it is noted over 250 births are recorded; but only 50 male marriages were noted in this church, (The author did not have an index to female marriages.) Hence, despite allowing for a period which is noted for its high child mortality, it is probably many other Naffzger records are to be found in the neighboring churches.
* * * RAY NOFTSGER CONTINUES HIS RESEARCH IN EUROPE* * *
The Naffzger Family of Geislingen, Wurrtemburg, Germany material appearing in this issue of the Nafzger Heritage News was sent to us by Ray Noftsger, 1518 Guthrie Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa who is presently living in Italy. The Naffzgers of Geislingen are the earliest known ones to be found living anywhere in the world We are grateful to Ray Noftsger for this very valuable information,
- Continued on Page Two —
The next issue of the News will include information THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS on the Naffzgers in France
120 Edgewood Drive
Gr.It Ohio 44044 Until his death, Warren Naffziger of Peoria, liii- noise was a frequent writer to the News. Recently
E ) S	we received a letter from his daughter, Dr. Nancy
DITI f AND PUBLI HE	S	Naffziger of Fayetteville, New York We found it
interesting that Nancy married a Brown but elected
CLAIR NAFTZGER to retain her birth name of Naffziger. Nancy had
KATHLEEN NAFTZGER the opportunity to move to a simple name - Brown
BETTY NAFTZGER but her strong heritage ties to our name caused her to retain the more complicated one.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE _____________________________ 8,UU DOLLARS YEARLY We have an opportunity to attend a Nafzger fam— PUBLISHED QUARTERLY ily reunion at Archbold, Ohio that was held on
August 20th and 21st. The two day affair was
well attended. The reunion was held for descend-.
Pubtu eve)i ants of the Christian Nafziger family line that
-	- FaLL -	emigrated to America in 1847.
* * RAY NOFISGER CONTINUES HIS RESEARCH IN EUROPE * *
Several months ago, Ray provided us with information on the Swiss Nafzgers that dated back to the 1600’s. As it is with the Geislingen material, the infor mation on the early Swiss Nafzgers represented a very valuable find and represented a giant step ahead in our heritage search. We are grateful to Ray that he cared enough to share such valuable heritage information with us.
In addition to the information on the Geislingen and Swiss Nafzgers, we have received dozens of letters from Ray with information he has received from his other contacts in Europe and how all of this information is being brought together into one beautiful heritage story on our family. It is obvious to us that he is very close to bringing all of the Nafzger families lines presently living in the world into a very few lines that lived in Europe during the 1400’s. Clearly, Ray has established himself as an “expert” on our heritage. Indeed, we are fortunate to have Ray Noftsger with his many talents working on our heritage. Write Ray and let him known that we appreciate his work. His address is Ray Noftsger, via Sallustio 26, 67017 Pizzoli, L”Aquila, Italia
Excerpts from some of Ray’s many letters appear on Page Seven of this issue of the News.
THANKS FOR THE LETTERS — THANKS FOR THE LETTERS — THANKS FOR THE LETTERS — THANKS
Our thanks to the following persons for writing to us, We will use your letters in some future issue of the News, e hope you will understand that it is impossible to print all of the good information we receive in a quarterly 8—page newsletter. We do appreicate hearing from you.
Mrs. Donna Schmucker DeCosta of Hillsdale, Michigan; Mrs. Edward J. Naffziger of
Anaheim, California; Mrs. ha N Dannelley of Elgin, Texas; Mrs. Dorothy Miller of
Whittier, California; Orlando P. Nafziger of Oakland, California; Rosemary Nosker
Bryan of Morris Plains, New Jersey; C. J, Kurtz of Elverson, Pennsylvania; Robert M.
Kurtz of Largo, Florida; Julie Garber of Newburg, California; Roberta Madden of
Dallas, Texas; Muriel I. Oliver of St. Petersburg, Florida; Wilmer Nafziger of Grid— ley, Illinois; Denise Aizzi of Yerington, Nevada; Martha Reed of Faliston, Maryland
Ed Yoder of Archbold, Ohio; Vera M. Root of Carlock, Illinois; Mrs. Mardell Edwards
of Saratoga, Indiana; Lynn Nafziger of Goshen, Indiana; La Veta Nafziger of Minier,
Illinois and Evelyn Martinex of San Jose, California.
—2-
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Children:
(1) Probably HANS, = 1558) 11 April 1574 to ANNA REICHENBACH
(2) LIENHART 1558 +...? 0018 August 1583 to Anna B
(3) ANNA = 29 May 1561, +..,.?
(4) TrR = 14 March 1563, 4..,?
(5) (Jorg) = 4 February 1565 +...? 00 l.(Maybe to) ANNA WUNTTERIN 10 October 1591 to Ursula Knoblacn.
(6) MICHAEL = 24 April 1569, + 7 00 (Maybe married to) ANNA WINTERIN
(7) ANNA 22 December 1570.
Children:
(1)	PETTER	= 4 June 1575, +..
(2	=...1576,+,
(3) = 27 July 1577, +
(4)	P = 5	September 1578, +,..?
(5) tTF1 = 9 February 1581, +..?
(6)	WENDELINUS	= 6 February 1582, +
(7)	ANNA 14	February 1584, +
(8)	At	27 February 1586, +..,?
(9)	ANNA = 6	February 1588, +
(l0Y	= 1 February 1590, +
(11)	PETER =	31 October 1595, +
(12)	M	19 May 1592, +,,,?
Children:
(1) JORG = 18 January 1590, +
(2) J 16 August 1592, +
(3) ANNA = 20 June 1594, +.
Children:
(1) JOHANNES = 10 June 1587, +
(2) JORG + 31 August 1588, +...?
(3) TThAUS = 8 February 1591, + ,
(4) GE0R 19 January 1593, ‘-..?
(5) A - 10 May 1594. +. ,.?
(6) S - 31 January 1598, +...?
(7) ELI5 = 26 May 1600, •
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PETER NAFFZGER =....? 00 WALDBURGA RIETTMANN (Riedmannin), daughter—Jorg Riettznann.
11 HANS MAFFZGER son of Peter N. S Burga Riettmann, ...Before 1558, 0011 April 1574 to ANNA RIECHENBACH, daughter of Caspar R. and Anna Kurz.
12 LIENHART NAFFZGER son of Peter N,, = 28 August 1558 (August, +,..?. 0018 August 1583 to ANNA B
Probably Children are
(1) HANS, ,..1588, + 12 March 1653; age 65. 27 August 1621 to CHRISTINA FRANCK 121
(2) JAKOB = + °0l5 June 1617 to Ursula Weckerlin, 00 (Maybe remarried 25 T
JanuiiT636 to MARIA BERNEGGER,
15 GEORGE (JORG)NAFFZGER son of Peter N. = 4 February 1565, +,, ° (1) maybe prior to
1590,to ANNA WUNITERIN, 00 (2) 10 October 1591 to URSULA KNOBLAUCH, daughter of Michel Knob— blauch, deceased.
1590 to ANNA WUNTTERIN, °° (2) 10 October 1591 to URSULA KNOBLAUCH, daughter of Michel Knoblauch, deceased,
Children:
(1)	JOHANNES	9 April 1622, +...?	1211
(2)	JOHANNES	= 9 December 1623, +...?	1212
(3)	GEORG	.. July 1626	1213
122.JAKOB NAFFZGER son of Lienhardt N. = ...? +...? 00(1) 15 June 1617 to URSULA WECKERLIN daugiter of Hans Weckerlin. 00(2) Maybe married second time 25 January 1636, record noted widow, to MARIA BERt4EGGER (Bernecker).
Children with Weckerlin:
(1)	JOHANNES	1 June 1618, +,..?	1221
(2)	LIENHARD = 19 June 1619, +,,.?	1222
(3)	LIENHARD	1 January 1621, +...?	1223
(4)	ANNA = 18	February 1622, +...?
(5)	A1 = 26 March 1623, +..?
(6)	TAARINA	29 November 1624, 4...?
Children with Bernecker:
(1)	LEONHARDT	= 13 February 1636, +...?	0018 July 1660 to ANNA MARIA DESCHIER	l222bl
(2)	ANNA = 26	November 1637, +...?
(3)	R5B 14	December 1638, + 10	February 1703 , Emigrated to Weissembourg	1222b3
(4)	IUS	4 February 1640,	1222b4
(5)	URSULA 14 March 1641, +..,?
(6)	ORG1US = 15 Novcnber 1642, +,.,?	122b6
(7)	MARGARETHA	= 28 February 1644, +...?
(8)	ANNA = 17	April 1646, +...?
(9)	TA 1	June 1648, +..,?
( MARIA = 1 December 1649, +...?
(11) AGATHA =	4 September 1651, +...?
(12) CHRISTINA
(13) JOHANN PAULUS = 21 November 1652, 00 30 September 1678 to ANNA CATHARINA SCHULIN—l22b— 122bl LEONHARDT NAFFZGER Sattler, =..3, _...?, 00 18 July 1660 to ANNA MARIA DESCHLER
Children:
(1)	ANNA MARIA	21 October 1660, +...?
(2)	JAKOB 24	November 1661, +...?	l22bl2
(3)	JAKOB	= 26 May 1663, +...?	122b13
(4)	LEONHARDT	22 December 1664 +...?	l22bl4
(5)	ANNA 1 October 1666 +...?
(6)	ANNE BARBARA 17 August 1669, +..,?
(7)	JOHANNES	= 2 May 1671, +...?	122b17
(8)	JOHANNES = 27 October 1673, + 10 June 1725 00 21 May 1706	to ANNA MARIA LENTZ122bI8
(9)	LUCAS 31	January 1676, +..,?	l22b19
(lO	9 November 1677, +,.,?	l22hllO
(11) JON. JAKOB	= 5 January 1681, +,..?	122b1—ll
122b3 JAKOB NAFFZGER son of Jakob N. = 14 December 1638, 4 10 February 1705, Weissembourg, Alsace. Emigrated to Weissembourg, Bas-Rhin. 00 ....?
Children:
(1) MARIA KATHARINA • 30 November 1662, +...?
(2)	ELISABETH ;	...1665, +...?
(3)	HANS JAKOB	-. December 1665,	+..?	l22b33
(4)	MARIA BARBARA	= 7 November 1667,	+..?
(5)	GEORG HEINRICH = .. February 1672, + 3 July 1720. 00 Christina Bitzinger	122b35
16 MICHAEL NAFFZGER maybe son of Peter N., = ...? +...? 00 (prior to 1587) to ANNA WINTERIN
121 HANS NAFFZG son of Leonhart; Sattler gen. Schwerlin. = +12 March 1653; 65 years
00 27 August 1621 to CHRISII FRANCK, daughter of Jorg Franck. 1583. + 16 Jan.l655
72 years.
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GEISLINGEN/STEIGE NAFFZGERS
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122b—13 JOHANN PAULUS NAFFZGER Sattler, ...1649, + 1 March 1722; age 73 years. 00 30 Sen 1678 to ANNA CATNARINA SCHULIN. = ...1650, + 22 JULY L& age 72 years.
Children:
(1)	JOH. JAKOB 14 December	1679, +	122b—
(2)	CATHARINA 3 January 1681,	+...?
(3)	MARIA 18 September 1682,	+...?
(4)	AENURGA 22 June 1685,	+...?	1 b 1 5
(5)	ALEXANDER — 11 October 1686,	+...?	00 (1) 14 October 1709 to MAGDALENA	—
t 20 January 1728 to C OXLE.
NAFFZGER, 00 (2) 20 January 1728 to CATHARINA OXLE. 122b— (6) JOHANN JAKOB 20 January 1690, +...? 00 14 February 1718 to SUSANNA FISCHER
22bl8	JOHANNES NAFFZGER Sattler.	= ...1673, + 10 June 1725; age 52 years. 00 21 May
1706 to ANNA MARIA LENTZ, =..l682. + September 1726; 44 years.
Children:
(1) JOHANNES = 3 August 1707, + 4 December 1729; 22 years
(2) LEONHARDT = 7 June 1710, + ...1752
(3) CHRISTOPH GOTTFRIED = 6 October 1715 +...?
(4)	JAKOB	= 9 July 1724,	+. .,?
22b35	GEORGE HEINRICH NAFFZGER son of Jakob N.	February 1672. + 3 July 1720. Lived at
Wetssembourg, Bas—Rhin, France. oo to CHRISTINA BITZINGER.
Children:
(1) MARIA DORTHEA = 7 July 1695, +...?
(2) JOHANN DANIEL = 28 January 1697, +...? 00 MARIA SCHUMACKER AT Weissembourg 122b352
(3)	MARIA ESTHER	14 August 1699,	+ September 1699
(4)	JOHANN PHILLIPP	28 November 1700, + 8 September 1709
(5)	MARIA BARBARA	29 Apr11 1707,	+...?
(6)	MARIA EVA 11	February 1708,	+...?
(7)	JOHANN MICHEL = 29 December 1709, +...?	122b357
22b—135 ALEXANDER NAFFZGER , son of Johann Paulus; Sattler. 11 October 1686. +.,.?,
00 (1) 14 October 1709 to MAGDALENA NAFFZGER, daughter of Johannes N., = 9 January 1684 = 17 October 1727; age 43. 00(2) 20 January 1728 to CATHARINA OXLE.
Children with	Naffzger;
(1)	JOH. PAULUS =18 July 1710, +...?	122b—
(2)	JOHANNES =	1 December 1711, +...?	122b—1352
(3)	JOHANNES	16 January 1712, I	122b—l 353
(4)	JOHANNES	— 3 August 1714, +...?	122b—1 354
(5)	JflH. GEORG	= 31 July 1715, +...?	00 4 AprIl 1741 to MARIA SCHURR	122b—1355
(6)	ALEXANDER	= 8 January 1718, +...?	l22b—1 356
(7)	CATHARINA	— 4 September 1719, +...?	122b—1358
(8) JOHANNES	= 2 December 1720, +...?
(9) RIA BARBARA 18 December 1722,	+...?
(10) ALEXANDER	- 3 March 1725, +...	122b—13510
Child with Oxle: (11) JOH. ERNST = 24 April 1731, +...?	122b—l35—ll
i22b—136 JOHANN JAKOB NAFFZGER son of Johann Paulus; Sattler. = 20 January 1690, +...
00 14 February 1718 to SUSANNA FISCHER.
Children:
(1) ER}IARDUS = 14 December 1718, +...?
(2) JOH. PAULUS = 20 March 1720, +...?
(3)	ANNA SUSSANA	= 10 April 1721, +...?
(4) CATHARINA 12 May 1722, +..?
( ANNA SUSSANA	= 1 June 1723,	..?
6) A URSULA = 25 May 1724, +•
7) A SUSSANA = 14 August 1725, +...?
8) . DANIEL 28 February 1727 +.. ,? jOHANN DANIEL = 16 March 1728, +,..?
i JOHANN DANIEL 19 June 1729, + .?
122b352 JOHANN DANIEL NAFFZGER son of Georg Heinrich . = 28 January 1697, +.,.? Neuf— Briscah, Haute—Rhin, Fr. oo Weissembourg, Bas—Rhin, France to MARIA SCHMACKER.
Children:
(1) GEORGES = 21 February 1720, +. ..?
(2) CATHERINE 2 May 1723, +,,,?
(3) ANTOINE LOUIS 18 January 1726, +
(4) SEBASTIEN = 15 November 1735, +..? oo prior to 1776 122b—1355 JOH. GEORG NAFFZGER son of Alexander N; Sattler = 31 July 1715, +.
00 4 April 1741 to MARIA SCHURR.
Children:
(1) ALEXANDER 26 September 1742, +,,.? 00 11 October 1773 to ANNA BANTELON l22b—13551
(2) WALDPURGA 3 October 1743, +.,.?
l22b3524 SEBASTIEN NAFFZGER son of Johann Daniel N, = 1’ ‘‘vember 1735, +,,,? oo prior to 1776.
Children:
(1) NICOLAS 22 May 1776, +.,.?	l22b35241
(2) CASPAR	- 11 November 1779, +. .	l22b35242
(3) ANNE MARIE = 30 January 1783, + 19 December 1857
(4) PIERRE	1 December 1786, + 4 May 1849	l22b352444
122b—l355l ALEXANDER NAFFZGER son of Johann George N; Sattler 26 September 1742. +. .
00 11 October 1773 to ANNA BANTELON, widow of Miller Gingen.
122b35244 PIERRE NAFFZGER = 1 December 1786, + 4 May 1849. lived at Neuf—Brisach, Haute
Rhin, France.
2.	HANSEN NAFFZGER son of Hans Naffzger, deceased, = ,.?, +. 00 12 February 1576 to
MAR KRAFFT, daughter of Jos. Krafft, deceased & Eybach.
Children:
(1)	HANS = 28 February 1578, +,,,? 00 6 May 1599 to WALUBURGA SCHNECK	21
(2) JORG = 10 July 1579, +,	22
(3) KATHARINA =...?, 4-....?
(4) MATTHAUS = 16 June 1582, =,, oo probably before 1605 to CATHARINA FAHR 24
21	HANS NAFFZGER jung, son of Hans N. 28 February 1578, +..,? 00 6 May 1599to
WALBURGA SCHNECK, daughter of Hans Schneck = 1 May 1580, 4- 8 February 1638
(1)	JOHANNES = 18 February 1601, +,.,‘	211
(2)	GEORGIUS = 17 May 1603, +,	212
(3)	GEORGIUS 17 December 1604, +	213
(4)	MARGRETHA — 3 February 1605, +..,?
(5)	MARIA = 25 September 1606, +...?
(6)	MARGRETHA = 2 October 1608 +...?
(7)	CHRISTOFF = 23 September 1610, +...? 00 to ANNA MESSLER	217
(8)	WALTBURGA — 25 December 1612, +.,.?
‘9)	MATTHAEUS = 18 September 1614, +...?, oo4 July 1636 to AGNESA SCHMID	219
10) JORG - 30 October 1616, +	21.10
(11) AGATHA = 15 October 1618, +...?
12) ?? JOHANNES ...?, +,..?	21—12
.13) ?‘ GEORG = ...1623, +...?	21—13
(14) SII 27 October 1625, +...? 00 1 November 1647 to SARA BUCKEISEN 21-14
l22b—1 368
122b-l369
122b-l 36—10
l22b182 122b183 l22b184
122b3521
122b3523
1 22b3524
122b—l 361
122b—l 362
GEISLINGEN/STEIGE NAFFZGER
to URSULA NECKER 24332 00(1) 1702 to Elisa— 24333
24 MATTIIAEUS NAFFZGER oo about 1605 to CATHARINA FAHR • 1581, + 21 October 1647, age 66
Children:
(1)	JOHANNES	December 1, 1605, +...?	241
(2)	GEORGIUS	20 Apr11 1607,	+. . .7	242
(3)	ULRICH	19 January 1609,	+...? 00 2 October 1637 to SOPHIA	BEYLSCHMID 243
(4)	MARGRETHA	16 May 1610, +	14 June 1666; 57 years
(5) CATHRINA	= 1 February 1612, +...?
(6)	ANDREAS	= 26 June 1613, +...?	246
217 CHRISTPH NAFFZGER Kufer v. Welnzlcker. •...? +...? oo to ANNA PtSSLER •...1606
+ 23 December T6ff1; 75 years.
Children:
(1) AGATHA — 19 August 1636, +...? Grossvatter Joh. Schnltzer, Veronica Schadin,
(2)	BARBARA	= 15 February 1638, +...?
(3)	CHRISTINA • 3 May 1639, +..,?, 00 ...Wertzln	2174
(4)	JOlIANNES	19 August 1640. +...?	2174
(5) ANNA = 9 May 1642, ÷...? oo DAVID HANSELER rothgerb. Langenau; 1670
(6)	GEORGIUS	= 22 March 1644, +...?	2176
(7)	MARIA	10 September 1647, +...?
(8)	MARIA	13 July 1649, 4...?
219 MATTHUS NAFFZGER Kufer. 00 4 July 1636 to AGNESA SCHMID, Jakob Schmidt W.
Children:
(1)	MATTHAUS	30 March 1637, +...?	2191
(2)	MATTHAUS	- 13 August 1638, +...?	2192
(3)	ANNA = 1	September 1639, +...?
(4)	WALBURGA	7 April 1641, +...?
(5)	CHRISTINA	= 31 October 1642. +...?
(6)	MATTHAEUS	— 12 September 1644, +...?	2196
(7)	JOHANNES	— 24 June 1648, +...?	2197
21—14 SIt4DN NAFFZGER Kufer Alt. 27 October 1625, +...?. 00 1 November 1647 to SARA BUCKEISEN = ...1622, + 2 March 1681; 59 years.
Children:
(1)	SUSANNA —	21 August 1648, +...?
(2)	ILALOBURGA	—= 30 November 1649, +...?
(3)	JOHANNES	11 August 1651, +...?	21—143
(4)	?? JOHANNES = ...l652, +...?	21—144
(5)	AGATHA = 22 December 1653, +...!
(6)	SD 26 December 1654, +...?	21—146
(7)	WALOBURGA	• 11 March 1657, +...?
(8)	CHRISTINA	= 17 December 1658, +...?
(9)	WALD8URGA	— 11 January 1661, +...?
243 ULRICH NAFFZGER Kufer. 00 2 October 1637 to SOPHIA BEYELSCHMID = 1608 +	September
1680; 72 years.
Children:
(1)	Matthaeus	= 6 August 1638, +...?	2431
(2)	KATHARINA	• 12 October 1639, +...?
3)	ANDREAS =	4 January 1641 • +...?, 00 5 July 1675 to URSULA RICK	2433
4)	JOHANNES	— 2 APRIL LC$@, •...? 00	29 August 1664 to AGNES WEISS
(2) in 1667 to BARBARA FINCK.
(5)	WALDBURGA	14 March 1644, +.?
(6)	JOHANNES	22 October 1646. +...?	2436
(7)	ANDREA =	27 September 1648, +...?
(8)	JOHANNES	= 27 October 1650, +.,.?	2438
(9)	JOKANNES	— 7 February 1652 + 24	January 1732; 80 yr. 00 14 June 1680 to
MARIA DAUNER	2439
21—146 SI NAFFZGER Kufer Jung. oo 30 May 1681 to EVA DURING
Children:
(1)	JOH. JAKO8	27 July 1682	21-1461
(2)	MAITHAUS	1 September 1685. ...? 00 12 November 1708 to REGINA FREY	21-1462
(3)	WALDBURGA	= 13 January 1689
2433 ANDREAS NAFFZGER Kufer. 00 5 July 1675 to URSULA RICK. andrea Rick Tucher und Tuchschover. Ursula Brothag.
Children:
I) MARIA BARB. • 27 March 1676, +.,.?
2) JOH. JAKOB 29 September 1677 +...? 00 8 Dec. 1704
3) GEORG ADAM 27 July 1679 + 5 April 1730; 52 years.
betha ALLGOWER: (2) 1704 to CHRISTINA KNORINGER,
(4)	ANDREAS DANIEL = 7 January 16C1 + 4 May 1683	24334
(5)	JOH. ULRICH 20 November 1682. +...?	24335
(6) SOPHIA = 4 February 1684 +...?
(7)	CATHARINA = 31 January 1686. +
(8)	URSULA — 29 December 1687, +,.,?
(9)	DANIEL = 13 April 1690. +...?, 00 (1) URSULA KRAFFT	(2) REGINA BUNTZ and 24339
(3)	BARBARA MASCH
(10) EBERHARD 5 November 1692, +.	2433—10
2434 JOHANNES NAFFZGER Kuffer Eycher. 00 (1) 29 August 1664 to AGNES WEISS (2)
22 April 1667 to BARBARA FINCK (Franch)
Child with Weiss; (1) KBZERRINER	28 August 1665
Children with Flnck
(2) JOH. GEORG — 13 February 1668, +...?	24342
(3) ANNA = 4 August 1669 • 4-.
(4) AGNEX = 30 December 1670, +...?
(5) CHRISTOFF 3 August 1672, +.,.? 24345
(6) BARBARA 10 September 1673, +.,,:
(7)	JOHANNES = 5 June 1675, +,,?	24347
(8)	CATHARINA	28 October 1677, +...?
(9) URSULA — 29 November 1679, +..
(10) THOMA = 9 January 1684, +.,
(11) MAGDALENA = 9 January 1684, + 17 October 1727; 43 years. oo 14 October
1709 to ALEXANDER NAFFZGER, l22b—135
2439 JOHANNES NAFFZGER, Schrannen Kufer Sohn, = . .1652. + 24 January 1732; 80 years
00 14 June 1680 to Maria Dauner.
Children:
(1)	JOH. GEORG • 23 April 1681, ..? 00 8 February 1706 to MAGDALENA BEVER	24391
(2)	SOPHIA 6 July 1682. +. ,?
(3)	CATHARINA 17 March 1684, +
(4)	GEORG WILHELM = 22 December 1685, +...?	24394
(5)	JOHANN ULRICH = 2 February 1688. •...?	24395
(6)	CATHARINA 9 June 1690, +..,?
(7)	EVA • 6 December 1692, 4’....?
(8)	BENEDICT 23 July 1695, +...? 00 (1) 1726 to WALDPURGA ROULIN	24398
(2) MARGARETHA I in 1740.
(9)	JOHANNA DORTHEA = 1 February 1697, +. .
(10) GEORG WILHELM = 4 May 1699, + .?	243910
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GEISLINGEN/STEIGE NAFFZGER
21—1462 I%ATTHAUS NAFFZGER Kiefer 00 12 Movember 1708 to REGINA FREY
Children:
(1)	CHRISTOPH	18 September 1710 •...?	00 9 January 1742 to SOPHIA CHARt. 21—14621
SYBILLA BEENTOLD.
(2)	SII43N = 1 August 1714, + 16 June 1739; 24 years	21—14622
24332 JOHANN JAKOB NAFFZGER Kieffer (Kufer). oo 8 December 1704 to URSULA NECKER
Child:
(1)	ROSINA =	2 Nay 1708 =...?
24333	GEORG AI NAFFZGER Kupfersc	=	1678 + 5 April 1730; 52 years	oo (1)
15	March 1702 to ELISABETHA ALLGOWER (2) ...1704 to CHRISTINA KNORINGER
Child with Allgower: (1) SUSSANNA	19 May 1703, +..,?
Children with Knoringer:
(2) ANDREAS	12 July 1705, +,..?	243332
(3) CATHARINA 3 May 1706, +
(4) JOH. GEORGE = 26 February 1707, +...?	243334
(5) URSULA	7 March 1708, +.,.?
(6) BERNHARDT 2 June 1710, +. ‘	o 3 May 1735 to CHRISTINA FENTZEL	243336
(7) CATHARINA = 4 August 1713, +...?
(8) ANDREAS = 4 August 1713, +...?, 00 9 November 1745 to APPOLLONIA KOHNLEN 243338
(9) JOH. GEORG = 24 July 1715, +...? 243339 24339 DANIEL NAFFZGER Kieffer, oo (1) 17 April 1714 to URSULA KRAFFT (2) 1715 to
ANNA REGINA BUNTZ = 1697, +1721; 24 years (3) 11 November 1721 to BARBARA MASCH.
Children with Buntz:
(1) URSULA 1 April 1717, +...?
(2) ELIZABETH = 20 August 1719, +..,?
(3) CLARA = 7 December 1720, +
(4) CONRAD = 26 July 1721, + ? 243394
Children with Masch
(5)	ELIAS = 13 June 1722, +...?	243395
(6)	ANNA	= 16 October 1726,
(Perhaps Daniel married a 4th time to Regina Kress 9 December 1760 as the index
notes “widow, see pg. 14).
24391 JOHANN GEORG NAFFZGER Kuffner (Eicher). 00 8 February 1706 to MAGDALENA BEYER from Attheim.
Children:
(1)	MARIA	17 December 1706, +	.7
(2)	HELENA = 12 November 1709, +, ,,?
(3)	MAGDALENA = 22 JANUARY L&L	+,,.?
24398 BENEDICTUS NAFFZGER Kufer. oo (1) 3 September 1726 to WALDPURGA ROUI.IN 1705
+	4	November	1739;	34	years	(2)	7	June	1740	to MARGARETHA ROSCH.
Children with Roulin:
(1)	JOHANNES = 19 October 1727,	+. .	24
(2)	JOSEPH = 15 September 1729,	+	243982
(3)	MARIA = 12 January 1731, +	11 December 1763
(4)	E = 16 February 1734,	+...?
(5)	CATHARINA — 26 July 1739.	+. ..‘
Child with Rosch: (6) CATHARINA	= 23 January 1741,
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21-14621 CHRISTOPHORUS NAFFZGER Kufer. 00 9 January 1742 to SOPHIA CHARL SYBILLA BERENTOLD Child (I) FRANZ KARL SIGMUND 29 October 1743, +.,.? 21—146211
243336 BERNHARDUS NAFFZGER Kupfersclwnid. 00 (1) 3 May 1735 to CHRISTINA FENTZEL (2) probably
19 February 1754 to MARGARETHA SCIINECK.
Children with Fentzel:
(1) GEORGE 6 March 1736, +...? 2433361
(2) ANNA MARIA = 27 May 1737, + 31 March 1800
(3) JOH. MARTIN 25 May 1738, +...? oo(l) 8 August 1769 to SABINA BUHRLIN 2433363 (2) 9 January 1787 to ANNA CATHARINA MILLER
(4) CHRISTINA = 3 October 1739, +...?
(5) GEORG = 15 December 1741, +...‘ 2433365 243338 ANDREAS NAFFZGER, Kupfersclinid. 00 9 November 1745 to APPOLLONIA KOHNLEN UNIDENTIFIED RECORDS
HANS NAFFZGER 00 URSULA FLEMING
Children:
(1) MATTHAEUS 14 February 1561 (2)ANNA 11 August 1565 (3) ANNA — 1 May 1569 HANS NAFFZGER 00 13 January 1600 to JUDITHA MAYER, daughter of Anthonius Mayer + Kastenvogt, Children: (1) Anthonlus = 28 October 1600 (2) ANNA = 15 December 1602 (3) HENIRIEUS
= 14 April 1608 and (4) ELISABETHA 17 November 1611
JOHANNES NAFFZGER Kasten Knecht, Trombeter oo to EVA STEGMILLER
Children: (1) ANNA CATHARINA = 1 February 1652 (2) MARGARETHA = 10 April 1653
DANIEL NAFFZGER widow. (Perhaps 4th marriage of Daniel 24339) 00 9 December 1760
to REGINA KRESS
GEORG NAFFZGER Schuheacher. 00 5 June 1770 to ANNA ELISABETHA NAFFZGER
JOHANNES NAFFZGER Rothgerber 00 4 May 1773 to MARIA FETZER
BERNHARD NAFFZGER Schlosser 00 1 November 1785 to ANNA STUBER
BENEDIKT NAFFZGER Schuhmacher. 00 10 March 1789 to ANNA KATHARINA ROSSINA ROTH.
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SOME INFORMATION ON THE EARLY U.S.A NAFZGERS
1. ULRICH NAFZGER (emigrated to America in 1742) lIved in Leacock township, Lancas ter County, Pennsylvania. His children are: Johannes, Mary Magdalena(married Henry Shultz), Hans Christian (married Mary Oberholtzer), John, Peter, Anna and Stephan. Ulrich died prior to 1790 leaving children who were under the guardianship of Valen tine Gingrich. Ulrich’s wife, Maria Catharina remarried after his death to Hier onimus Brobeck. John Naftziger, Ulrlch’s oldest son, lived in York County, Pennsy— lvania.
2. JACOB rtAFl (emigrated to America in 1750) His date of brith is not known but believed to have been In the 1720—1730 perIod. He arrived in the United States on the ship “brotherhood” in 1750. After his arrival in America, he settled in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It was later to become Lebanon County. He applied for a land werranty in 1755 from the State of Pennsylvunia for t separate tracts of land. He started to appear on the effective tax ists in Pennsylvania as early as 1751 for by then - he owned livestock. Jacob died in 1783 and his wife, Anna died prior to )ece”ber 1806.
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EXCERPTS FROM RAY NOFTSGER’S LETTERS
The Naffzger?Nafziger Exclusion Principle
It appears the Geisligen Naffzgers provided the subsequent emigration to Switzerland; then later another one from Geislingen went from there to Neuf-Brisach, France, vis Wissembourg. But the fundamental point about the name Naffzger/Nafziger is this; In every instance, whether found in Geislingen, in Switzerland, in Neuf—Brisach— in every case, the NAFFZGER/NAFZGER named is spelled “without an ‘i’’ On the other hand, whenever, where ever, at any place in Europe, if an ‘i’ is included in the name, this imediately implies the ex—Swiss group which emigrated circa 1707/08 and settled in the Alsace/Palatinate area. Presently, I am calling this THE NAFFZGER/ NAFZIGER EXCLUSION PRINCIPLE. If you see a name without an ‘i’, think Geisligen, Neuf—Brisach, Switzerland, With an ‘i’, think ex—Swiss settled in the Alsace/Pfalz (Palatinate), It is a rule which has never been broken in all my finds. Doesn’t matter if you consider 15th or 20th century.
A suniliary of Naffzger Movement in Europe
To summarize the entire movement as I understand it now: (1) Oldest records on the Naffzger family are found in Geislingen/Steige, Wisensteig and those surrounding villages near Ulm, Wurttemburg. (2) sometime before 1621, 2 or perhaps 3 Nafftzgers left Wurtemburg for Thun/Uetendorf, Switzerland. (3) Between 1650/1660 at least 1 Nafftzger left Geisligen and moved to Wissemburg in Alsace, Some of his descendants are at Neuf—Brisach in 1718. This line is still in France today and spells the name Naftzger and Naffzger. (4) Ironically, at least 2 Swiss Naffzgers left Uetendorf as early as 1707/08 and settled in the Alsace; by 1715 at least 1 Swiss is in the Pfals (Palatinate), All these ex—Swiss Nafzigers include an ‘i’ in the name. These families moved to Hesse, Nassau, Bavaria and Saarland in Germany and Lorraine in France. It was these Mennonites/Amish who provided the Nafziger emigrants to the USA in the 19th centry,
A complete listing is in the making
I have organized all my German NafzIgers into a listing, it is over 35 pages long at the present. I am reluctant to forward it to you until I have answer the big question- who were the emigrants to Alsace/Pfalz After that has been determined, people can just plug into the list at any point and determine who their ancestors are in the whole scheme of our heritage.
Chances for Errors
I have, for example, 5 different Johannes’ all who lived in the Alsace/Pfalz region before 1750 and all of the same generation How easy it would be to simply pick one of them and believe this one is the answer to your ancestor. Even if I was lucky enough to find all these various Naffzger clans, that does not mean that it will be without errors. I only hope that by giving as much careful attention to the details, chances for errors will be greatly reduced,
Matthias, Rudolf, Peter of 1749 and Jakob of 1750
As yet, I have not uncovered information on the four early Nafzgers arrivals in the USA. Intuitively I will be surprised if it does not follow the same principle and pattern as suggested in the “exclusion principle”, But you have suggested to me on many occasions that Matthias was born in Thun, And there is the bible in Jakob’s line that was the favorite of the Mennonites? But there are a lot of possibilities to the Jakob — (1) There is the Jakob born in Geisligen 1724, whose father died in 1725 and mother in 1726 Was he rasied by the Engels —— remember the will? (2) there is Hans Jakob, son of Jakob who emigrated to Wissembourg in 1660,. (3) there are those 2 brothers who paid to emigrate; Christian and Hans Jakob Where are the two families?— assuming they came to the USA. There are other possibilities, All we need are a few breaks to put them together.
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Wed.. July 27. 1983 Page 13
July 27--Last week we wrote about the Thessalonian Greek con fession of faith, found m the recen tly discovered Hans Nafziger let ter. Further research has shown that the letter may have been writ ten around 1782 (instead of 1795). The Greek confession of faith copied by afziger dates back to
1540.
This Greek confession of faith contains 16 articles and describes a faith and practice very much like that of the Anabaptists. For this reason, these Greek brethren were received with open arms by our forefathers.
Article One teaches the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Ar ticle 2 states that Christ was born by a miracle from Mary, was crucified, was resurrected and ascended to heaven. Article 3 proclaims believer’s baptism and refuses to accept infant baptism. Interestingly enough, it also states that they required converts to be baptized while standing in a river (not immersion but pouring). This idea later caused a split in the Amish church in Big Valley, when some insisted on being baptized while standing in the river!
Article 4 teaches that the com munion must be kept with common bread, not unleavened in fact, they pronounced a solemn ex communication against those who practized it with unleavened bread, since that was regarded as belonging to the Catholics, who still insist on uleavened bread, while Greek Orthodox and most Protestants use leavened or corn-
mon bread). Some Mennonites have adopted unleavened bread but this was opposed by others who feel it belonga to Judaism.
Article 5 teaches feet-washing. Article 6 is on marriage. Article 7 is on the ban and teaches that they brought transgressors before the church and if they confessed their sins, did not ban them but did put them on proving. If he is unrepen tant, he is excommunicated and shunned in “Handel und Wandel” (work and walk), eating and drinking, until he repents. Article 8 taught that shunning did not need to be kept between 2 married per sons unless the banned person was trying to destroy the member. Ar ticle 9 states they believed in freE will. Article 10 proclaims that they did not allow swearing of oaths.
Article 11 states that Christians may not bear weapons or use the sword but must be nonresistant. Article 12 teaches a general resurrection of all to judgement. Article 14 forbids members to go to law; they must live by Matthew 5 and 6. Article 15 states that bishops and arch-deacons must not engage in business but only work with their hands to support themselves and if they have any needs, the church helps them. Article 16 states that the Christians recognize Christ as the only true Ruler.
Nafziger’s letter states that there were thousands of these Greek brethren living and prac tising their faith in Greece. This was very encouraging for our forefathers because these Greeks claimed to trace their beliefs back to the apostles. William McGrath
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July 21-Monday I came back from a weeks meetings at the Hope Mennonite Fellowship. Schaefferstown, Pa It so happened that I had the privilege of preaching each meeting from the book of Isaiah. I had to reply that I believe we would run out of William McGrath before we ran out of Isaiah!
While in Pennsylvania, I visited something on Friday that I had never prev attended, the Green Dragon Farmers’ Market at Ephrata, Pa. That was an in teresting place, with thousands of people, country foods and produce, and even book stands.
While in Pennsylvania, I also visited Amos Hoover’s museum and book archives He has old Anabaptist books and letters which are fascinating to any church historian Recently he and Ezra Kanagy of Belleville, Pa discovered an old Amish Sendbrief from Germany, probably written in 1795 or earlier. I was privileged to get a copy of this letter and want to tell our Budget readers about this very important discovery.
The writer of this old letter was Hans Nafziger, a well-known Amish bishop from Essingen, Germany. The first startling discovery about the letter is that he wrote it to Chris Showalter as though Chris was an Amish bishop in Earl Township, Pa. Further more, Hans Nafziger listed many of the Amish congregations and or dained ministers in Europe in his day, including reference to chur ches in Holland, Poland, France and Germany.
Now if we could only find a reply letter from Chris Showalter, describing the Amish churches in America, we would be able to fill in many blanks. The next startling discovery in the Hans Nafziger let ter is that it contains a copy of the long-lost Thessilonian Greek con fession of faith. You will remem
it if, the AushunO nymn book and in ((it’ M.,r rs Mirror’, mention is made of (ia 1 ,re Brethren came from ‘I hessalisi,,’.. to contact the AnahaptisG in th44 First they ‘,isited the Ilutterites. hut did not agree aith their community ot goods Then they went on to v oat the Swiss Brethren, ouc forefathers, and found that their faith was practically identical Next week I will tell more about this ‘l’hessalonian confession of faith and its articles One of those articles may explain the Amish split in Big Valley in the i8.60 over baptizing in the stream
On our November tour to the Bible Lands and Europe, we will be going to Passau where the Anabap lists a ere imprisoned and wrote the “Ausbund.’ See our display ad elsewhere William McGrath
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Alice Sutter Wenger
HOF’EDALE (PNS) — Alice Marie Sutter Wenger, 56, of Goshen, Ind., a Hopedale native and elementar school teacher, died at i am. yes terday July 2(1. 1983 at Goshen General Hospital after a one-year illness,
Mrs. Wenger was born May 19.
1927, a daughter of Lee and Alma
Nafziger Sutter. She married Daryl
Wenger Sept. 9, 1950, at Hopedale.
He survives.
Also surviving are three dat
ters, Kay Creasey, Muscatine, a. and Janice and Marcia Wenger both of Indianapolis; three brothers, Vernal Sutter, Arm ington; . Willis Sutter, Rantoul; and Earl Sutter, Mount Prospect; six sisters, Ina Sutter, Bloomington; Edna Springer, Fisher; Oleeda Albrecht, Princeton; Lela Sutter and Miriam Albrecht, both of Goshen; and Jean King, Western Springs; and a grandson.


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