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VOLO XVI No
FALL ISSUE 1987
PLAY NAFZGER HERITAGE TRIVIA
We regret that it is necessary to postpone the conttnued arttcle on Peter Nofsker (emigrated in 1749) until the next issue of the News cLue to a lack of space The remainder of the article which was started in the last issue of the News lists the children and grand-S children of Peter N As we pointed out in the last issue of the News, your two editors used somewhat diff-. erent ways to arrive at the names and number of children of Peter N We are pleased to report that con-. clusions as to the number and names of the children and other data came out nearly the same in spite of the two approaches
e believe that our Naffzger readers may find some Nafzger Heritage trivia interesting for the coming winter season On page three of this issue of the News you will find, not a national test for Nauftzinger heritage but a world—wide test of Noffsinger heritage The list of 22 questions about Noffskers is a diff— icult one so study hard before you begin the test We believe that if you get more than five correct answers you know the Nafziger heritage well enough to be classified as an expert on the Nofcars f you can answer all the quest ions on the Noftsgers we will award you owner- ship of the Nofzinger Heritage News as the prize If you miss all of the questions about the Naffziger we suggest that you get your subscription in the mail today for the Nofziger Heritage News The questions came from the top of my head, have not been kept under lock and key and no accounting firm has certified any— thing about this test There is plenty of room for everything to go wrong The test is notvery scientific - worst yet, the answers are the best that we could get We expect some of our readers to disagree with some of the answers We hope our Naftzinger readers will write and let us know where they disagree. If you read this paragraph carefully, you will find at least five of the answers tothe Nofzger herit— age test Put all of your notes away, turn to page three and begin the test. You wilihaye ten minutes to complete the test Good luck to you on the Noftzger heritage test;
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Both American and European Mennonite Nafzgers can trace their ancestryback to the brothers Christian and Ulrich Nafziger Hermann Guth writes in the July 1987 issue of MENNONITE FAMILY HISTORY (P Box 171., Elverson, Pa,. l952O-Ol7l) In a de taiTid, illustrated article, Guth takes the reader to the Switzerland and Palatinate origins of the family The brothers emigrated about 1707 from Uetendorf, Switzer land The Nafziger origins are in Wurttemberg Some of our readers may not know of the publication MENNONITE FAMILY HISTORY. and some of their fine articlé Mennonite families We have secure permission to reprint the article in the News This article will appear in the next issue of the News Subscription to the Menn 0— nite Family History is $l5 for 1 year or $28.00 for 2 years for any of our readers who may be interested in this publication
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EDITORS	THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS	PithLLshed QUiVtA
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ANSWERS TO NAFZGER HERITAGE TEST
(1) Nafziger, Naffziger, Naftzger, Naftzgar, Nafzger, Naftsinger, Naftzinger, Nauftzinger, Naufsinger, Noffsinger, Nofsinger, Nofzinger, 1’4oftsger, Noftzger, Not’car, Nofziger, Mofzger, Nofsker, Noffsker, Nosker, Nofzger and Nofsger There are at least 22 different ways that N name is splied by the ones that are presently livirigin the U (2) Our count shows that 24 N families came to America from 1742 to l942 (3) Fulton County, Ohio (4) Ulrich Nafziger (5) Naffzger
(6) Farmers (7) The earliest record of a Naffzger family is found living in this village in 1433. (8) es — descendants of Peter Nafziger who emigrated to America in 1827 but died at sea remain Amish yet today (9) From all information we can gather on this question, it would appear to be somewhere between 9,000 and 1O,OOO
(10) Naffzger (11) Mathias or Matthew Naftzinger (12) Nafziger (13) Nosker and Nofcar. (14) Rudolph, Peter and Mathias (15) It would appear to be somewhere around 1,000. (16) Dietrich the reason for the name change is not known but we suspect that it was not related to the difficulty of the N name (17) Five fami lies. (18) Nauftzinger eleven letters (19) Five families emigrated to America prior to 1800 and it would appear that all five families must have been Amish
(20) Nafzger (21) Noffsinger and Noftsinger (22) True
Our thanks to Clyde A Nafzinger for writing and sending us a nice letter with lots of good information Clyde is a descendant of Peter Nafziger who emi grated to America in 1827 but died at sea He updated our files by sending up the data on his children, Cornelia, Hans Peter and Donna We appreciate the information Clyde writes that he recely joined the Delaware Saengerbund, A German club, and he had to prove he descended from German stock He took the March 1976 issue of the News to the membership committee He reports that the membership committee was Impress with our News on our heritage Thanks Clyde
Our thanks to Eldon Naffziger of Hndersonville, N for writing for sending us computerized lists of cemeteries of Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, Illinois, Twin Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford, Illinois and marriage records from McLean County Courthouse Eldon must be quite an in- dividual with the coniputer We are seeking information from him about putting the information we have in our files on the computerQ Eldon has been very success- ful by placing all of the information on the Peter N of Ubreau line in the computer. We are finding out what type of computer and the program that he is using to do this, The informationhe has been sending usfrornthe computer is quite impressive
We enjoyed our rather long telephone call from Jacques A Noftzger of Whittier, California Jacques is a descendant of Jacob Nafzger who emigrated to America in l75O He snet us a follow up letter which includes all of the updated material on his immediate family Our thanks to Jacques for the call and the letter
We are in receipt of a nice letter from Rudolf Nafziger of Ludenscheid, West Germany. We have had the pleasur’ of talking with Rudolph so often when Rolf was in the States visiting that we must admit that we miss his calls as it was such a pleasure to chat with someone of our kin from Germany
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NAFZGER HERITAGE TEST
1. HOW many different ways is the N name spelled today counting only the ones that are presently residing in the U.S?
2. How many N. families came to America over a two hundred year period from 1742 to 1942?
30 Perhaps, the heaviest concentration of N families in the world can be found residing in which Ohio county. Name the county
40 Name the first N family to emigrate to Mierica
50 European N. add at least one other spelling of the name to the U list of
spellings,. The European version of spelling the N name is _________
6. Most N. families emigrating to America were of which occupation?
7. Geislingen is a small village located about 25 kilometers northwest of Ulm, Germany in the state of t4urttemburg Give the reason why this village is note- worthy to N. families all over the world.
8 Presently living in the U in 1987, do we have any N family lines that can be classfied as old order Amish families?
90 Estimate within 500 the numberDf N presently residing in the U
lO The 14th century spelling of the N. name which is the oldest known spelling
of the name Is ____________
11. All descendants presently living in the U spelling their name NAFTZINGER
or NAUFTSINGER trace to a N family who emigrated to Mierica in l749 Name this
N family
12. By a considerable majority, German N use almost a uniform spelling of the
N name. Give the spelling that is used by German N
l3 The shortest known spelling of the N Name is _____________
l4 The second, third and fourth N family to emigrate to America came on the same ship in 1749 Name the three N families who came to America together
l5 Estimate the number of N families living in Europe
l6 In spite of all the difficulty that our ancestors have had coming up with a common spelling of the name, there is only one recorded incident where a N de scendants is known to have change his name He changedhis name to _________
l7 How many N families came to Amen-ca to reside prior to 18202
l8 The longest known spelling of the name is :... : . T I
19 Of the N families who emigrated to America prior to 1800, how many of the
early ones are believed to have been Amish?
20. Nafzgers in Switzerland are almost universal in the way they spelt the name
Give us the Swiss spelling of the name
2l Descendants of Peter N who emigrated to America in 1749 have been quite uni
versal in the way they spell the name What are the two common ways used by this
N clan
22 The NOF beginning of the spelling of the N name is only used in the U
True or False
Answers to this heritage test are found at the top of Page Two
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DARKE COUNTY, OHIO EARLY HISTORY SENT TO US BY MARDELL EDWARDS
Noftsinger Grist-Mill
The 1880 History ofDarke County (Neave Twp.) informs us that Andrew Noftsinger came to Darke County in 1810. “Sometime about 1817, he built a grist-mill on Mud Creek, below the outlet ofthe lake, where later stood the mill of Dr. Otwell. In the order of construction, this was the’third mill built in the county.”
Greenville Advocate’s March 11, 1950 edition informs, “About 1817 Andrew Noftsinger, an enterprising pioneer farmer, built a mill on the creek bend just south of town (Weaver’s Station), which he operated several years but came into possession of Dr. Curtis Otwell, in the fall of 1840, and was remodeled and operated successfully by him for thirty years when it came into ownership of the Kunkle family and was operated several years longer.”
Page 289 of the 1880 History ofDarke County provides the following information on the mill: “. . .Somewhat later, Andrew Noftsinger put up a grist-mill on Mud Creek, below the outlet of the lake, on the later site of Otwell’s Mills. The bolting here was done by hand, and could not supply the demands of the people. Wheat had to be taken to the mouth of Greenville Creek, to Milton, or to Whitewater to be ground. In dry times the grist was left, and at a specified time it was promised to be ground, and the farmer went back for it, and, in the bad condition of roads, this made a
two days’ trip.	-
“Otwell’s mill, nine miles southwest of Greenville, on Mud Creek, was originally one of the same sort (regarded as but a shade above refined corn-crackers), but it had changed hands several times, and with each change had received repairs that made it, perhaps, the best mill in Darke
County.”
Anita Short has pieced together the following history of the mill from her research into the deed records: “The mill was later known at various times as the Mount Pleasant Mill, Otwell Mills, and Kunkle’s Mill. A little more is known about the actual operation of the mill located in the SE 1,4 of
. sec. 29, Neave Township, near the present site of Weaver’s Station. Erected sometime around the year 1819 by Andrew Nofisinger, who in 1822 sold the mill to Joscph Noffsi for $5,000, a very considerable sum for that period. Joseph Noffsinger was plagued by financial difficulties, becoming indebted to Ernestus Putman and by 1830 selling his entire interest in the mill to Putman, clearing only $1200. Putman in 1837 sold the mill to Samuel Palty, but held a note on the property.
“Soon after in 1839, Samuel Palty sold to his brother, Mack Palty, with Putman again holding the mortgage and
very soon a second mortgage was held by Josiah Hutchins.
“Again the mill was in financial trouble and Mark Palty contracted to sell it to Curtis Otwell for $4,000, but this amount was not enough to satisfy the creditors. It was sold at Sheriff’s sale in 1842 to Putman, the largest mortgage problems with his mortgage finally being held by William E. White of Cincinnati.
Noftsinger Block-House
prom 1880 History ofDarke County (Neave Twp.), “Peter \Veaver came from Butler County, Ohio, to this township in 1819; here purchased land, cleared him a farm, and year 1ter year has found him living upon it, till 1880. He built the first house in Weaver’s Station, named after him, and Since grown into a thriving little town. On his first arrival, he found here a block-house, situated about one-fourth of a mile north of where Mount Zion Church now stands. This. rude pioneer fort was built by Mr. Noftsinger, of whom we hnve spoken. It is claimed by some that this same man built the first cabin in the county. It was located on Mud Creek, about one-half mile south of Mr. Weaver’s cabin, as early as I R 1 6. Its structure was unique and commensurate with the sbility of the builders. It consisted of forks set in the vound, upon which poles were placed, and covered with .Ia
“The War of 1812 was basically Ohio’s, for had we lost to the British Ohio would have been a part of Canada, and the Ohio River would have been America’s northern border. 1any of the settlers were Revolutionary soldiers who ac cepted land here in lieu of long overdue wages. Our locality ac a part of the Fort Greenville Treaty between the Indians
*nd U.S. settlers, but the English were disgruntled at losing ‘( much valuable land, and the Indians were realizing that they had lost their best hunting grounds, and war resulted. mr Greenville was reactivated, but it was too far away from the settlers to the West, so they erected a blockhouse on a hill a few rods south of what is now Route 36, on the eastern edge of the present Weaver’s Station Road. When the Shawnees staged a raid this became a haven for those f*milies who lived nearby. Unfortunately the spring which furnished water for the fortification was at the foot of the hilt, and a long siege posed real problems.
“Some months before this story begins, a sick Shawnee ‘A nrrior stumbled to the door of the Norftsinger cabin, and I taken inside and nursed back to health by Mrs. Norfts inger and her two daughters. Thereafter their cabin seemed immune. to Indian attack, but when an especially bloody ri was headed that way they feltthatthey couldn’t press their luck so they joined their neighbors at the blockhouse v.hich was soon surrounded by h 1ndians. After two days the water supply ran low, and things looked grim.
“The two Norftsinger daughters approached the man who was acting as captain of the defense. ‘You can’t spare two or three men to go after water, and they would be killed t’elore they reached the spring. Our family has never been attacked, and if anybody can get down there and come back ‘iilely, we can. It’s us or nobody, may we go?’ At first he
refused flatly, but they insisted, and finally he handed each girl to large wooden pails, let them out by the small door of the stockade, and told everybody to pray. The girls didn’t loiter, they reached the spring unmolested and filled their buckets, then went uphill as speedily as their heavy burdens permitted. Only then did they give way to nerves, but they declared they’d do it again if necessary.
Continued on Page Seven
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Our thanks to LYNNE FARMER of Louisville, Kentucky for writing to us. Lyrine is a descednants of Peter Noffsinger who emigrated to America in 1749
We appreciate the good genealogical materialsent to us by Mardell Edwards of Saratoga, Indiana. Two of the articles, “Noftsinger Block House” and “Noftsinger Grist—Mill” has been reprinted in this issue of the News Other articles included in her letter are giographical sketches of Gorden Cloyd who married Elizabeth Noftsinger and Jacob Bashor who married Sarah Nauftsinger Subjects found in all of the articles lived in Darke County, Ohio during the very early 1800’s and were consider early pioneers of the county Our records indicate that all of the subjects in the articles trace to Rudolphwho emigrated to AmerIc in 1749. Mardell Edwards suggest in her letter that Andrew Noff singer of the Grist Mill article died in Darke County and the family then moved to northern Indiana (Elkhart County) I concur with Mardell and this conclusion. Descedants of the family appear there and southern Michigan It is the only Andrew N. that we can connect the descedants who appear in northern Indiana and southern Michigan during these very early years but we haven’t been able to document this apparent fact
Also, Mardell would like to extend a special “Thank you” to Deana and Denise Nafzger She does not have their address to write a personal thank you letter.
We are happy to report an important discovery by Mrs Charles Dissinger of Avon Park, Florida Excerpts from her letter are as follows:
“Enclosed is a record which proved that Peter Nofsker died in Botetourt County and State of Birgmnia, in 1784, intestate, and after July 13 when he bought two parcels of land from Edward Springer and wife This land descended to John Noftstnger his “eldest son and heir at law.” John was selling to his brother David, and theirniother was still living reprinted on Page Eight)
Other important discoveries by Mrs Dissinger are as follows:
“John Noftsinger had one son, Daniel, nid15 April, 1807, to Suzanna Boone of Berks County, Pa Daniel was killed by a run—a-way team and Susanna md 27 Feb. 1811 to Jacob Abshire Daniel and Susanna (Boone) Noftsinger had one daughter, Elizabeth, b 3 July, 1808 and d 17 Aug 1873, in 8 March 1824 in Franklin County, Va to Wilson Turner Elizabeth is mentioned in her grand- father’s will The Turners lived in Muhlenberg County , Kentucky The .oone line is given in “Pioneer Familiesof Franklin County, Wingfield
We are always amazed by the fine work being done by Wilmer Nafziger of Girdley, Illinois His latest importantdiscovery relating to our heritage is that he has acquired reprints oftwo old letters written by Hans Nafziger of Essingen, Germany in 1782 and in 1790 to Christian Showalter of Pennsylvania. The two old letters was published by Ezra Kanagy of Belleville, Pa in 1983 The old letters are valuable and interesting from the view that they provide some personal insight into the life of Hans Nafziger. Also, the letters gives us some into their great faith and belief into their religion as they are one minister writing to another We will seek permission to reprint the let- ters in some future issue of the news Our thanks to Wilmer for this fine discovery and we hope that Wilmer will continue to help us with our genalogy
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Eric Christopher Birky was born Sept 3 to Randy and Ellen Birky of Da The 9-pound, 2-ounce baby, middle-named for a Paternal great- grandfather, is a brother of Nicholas, 19 months. Grandparents are Elbert and Emma Mclntjre of Shirley and Marvin and Irene Birky of Delavan. Great- grandparents are Elsie Miller of R.R. 4, Bloomington, and Hazel Mclntire of Evansville, md.
Da Aileen Springer o 709
Fairmont Drive, Apt. 6, Blooming-
ton, and Timothy Russel White of
Rantoul were married at 11 a.m.
June 6 at East Bend Mennonite
Church, Fisher.
Leon and Eve Springer of rUral Fisher and Duke and Suellen of Rantoul are their parents.
They reside at 1917 Tracy Drive, Apt. 11, Bloomington, following a wedding trip to Hawaii.
GeraldW. Nofsinger
WASHINGTON — Gerald W. Nofsinger, 47, of 2306 N. Ellis St., Peoria, formerly of Washington, died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday (Sept. 19, 1986) at his home.
He was born April 3, 1939, in
Peoria, a son of Irvin and Thelma
Roth Nofsi.nger. He married
Miriam Mitchell Sept. 9, 1961, in
Pulaski, Iowa. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents,
Washington; one son, Lance, at
home; a daughter, Lois Harder,
Tempe, Ariz.; a brother, James,
Washington; and one sister Edith
Landis, Pelford, Pa.
Mr. Nofsinger was a chemical en- gineering technician at the Northern Regional Research Cen ter in Peoria for 19 years.
WILMER NAFZIGE
Mary Nafziger
The funeral of Mary Elizabeth Myers Nafziger, 78, a resident of Carl Arbours Nursing Home, Savoy, and formerly of Normal, . will be at 10 am. today at Metzler Froelich Memorial Home, Bloom-
ington.	-
She was born April 5, 1909, in
Bloomington, a daughter of
Charles D. and Gertrude Means
Myers. She married L. Benjamin
Nafziger on July 12, 1931, in Gibson
City. He died April 27, 1970.
Surviv ng are a daughter, Alice Durand, Tolono; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
CHENOA — Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Bachman of rural Chenoa will ob serve their golden wedding an- niversary Saturday. A family din- ner will celebrate the event.
Bachman and Lucile Nafziger
, were married Oct. 18, 1936, at the home of the bride’s parents in Mm- ier. ma Nafziger Garber and Rich- ard Bachman were their atten dants.
They are parents of Shirley Cor ne and Donna Wehrmeister, both of Chenoa; and Linda Ballenger of Mayport, Fla. A daughter, Virginia Berg, is deceased. There are eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
DELAVAN — J. Leigh Naffziger of rural Delavan will take as his Sept. 5 bride, Cynthia Dawn Payne of Marietta, Ga. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Naffziger of rural Delavan.
Frank Bertram
Frank E. Bertram, 87, of 2302 E. Jackson St., Bloomington, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (July 18, 1987) at his home. He had been ill for a year.
He was born Nov. 3, 1899, in Normal Township, a son of Phillip and Mary Schertz Bertram. He married Clara Belle Rose in 1918. He married Ruby Sutter in 192& She died in 1954. He married Mabel Nafziger in 1956. She survives.
Also surviving are two daugh ters, Eleanor A. Villars, Boulder, Cob., and Bernice E. Larkin, San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Fred Bertram, Decatur; a sister, Lillie Morger, R.R. 12, Bloomington; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildr
Amos Nafziger
EUREKA — The funeral of Amos Nafziger, 88, a resident of Maple Lawn Apartments, 700 N. Main St.. who died Sunday (Oct. 12, 1986k will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in As- sembly Room of Maple Lawn Nurs ing Home, Eureka, the Rev. Robert Harnish officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
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Mr. Nafziger was born July 16, 1898, in Minier, a son of John and Lydia Litwiller Nafziger.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Thomas, Spruce Pine, N.C.; a brother, Orrin, Hopedale; five sis ters, Leah Good, Hopedale; Martha Nafziger, Eureka; Mary Imhoff, Goshen, md.; Fannie Sommers, Bellflower; and Agnes Hartzler, Morton; and three grandchildren.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS BY
Payne-Naffz ger
Springer ite
- 50th anniversary for Earl Bachmans
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Sutter-Sherer
MORTON — Exchanging wed-
ding vows in a ceremony at 2p.m.
July 11 at T. Mennonite
Church, Morton, were Dana Jean
Sutter of Morton and Shane
Linden Sherer of 1203 N. Madison
St., Bloomington.
Parents of the couple are Francis and Doris Sutter of Morton and Lowell and Mary Sherer of the Madison Street address.
HOPEDALE — An Aug. 15 wed- ding is planned by Donna Nafziger of Indianapolis, md., and Bill Suter of Pandora, Ohio.
Their parents are Eldon Dean and Laverne Nafziger of Palatine, formerly of Hopedale, and Dwight and Phyllis Suter of Pandora, Ohio.
MRS. ELMER NOFSINGER EUREKA, Ill. — Mrs. Miriam E.
Nofsinger, 79, 104 Maple Lawn
Drive, Eureka, sister of Joseph and
Harold Buzzard, Goshen, died at
2:50 p.m. Tuesday in Maple Lawn
Home.
Born Sept. 13, 1905, in Dakota, Ill.,
she was married May 22, 1927, to
Elmer Nofsinger. He died Oct. 8,
1967.
Surviving in addition to the two brothers is another brother, Milton, Cass Lake, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Barbara) Diebel, Hamilton, Ohio; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Yoder and Ruth Hemingway, both of Elkhart. A sister preceded her in death.
John Springer L
The funeral of John B. Springer, 51 of 115 Gladys Drive, Normal, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Normal Mennonite Church.
He was born Jan. 7, 1936, In
Peoria, a son of Howard B. and Ada
Litweller Springer. He married
Helene Kiassen Sept. 13, 1958, in
Leamington, Ontario, Canada. She
survives.
Also surviving are his father and stepmother, rural Hudson; one son, Dr. Mark J. Springer, Wichita, Kan.; a half brother, James Springer, Salem, Ohio; and a half sister, Jane Knecht, Mansfield.
His mother . preceded him in death.
Kent and Barb Nafziger of Minier are parents of their first child, Dustin Mat- thew Nafziger, born Sept. 9. The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He is a grandson of Russ and Marge Shad- day of rural Downs and Kenneth and Betty Nafziger of rural Hopedale. Grace Followell of LeRoy is great-grand- mother.
ILLINOIS
WILMER
TREMONT — An open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Trem ont Community Center, will cele brate the golden wedding an- niversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Naffziger of Tremont.
Naffziger and Alberta Hodgson were married Nov. 14, 1936.
They are parents of Jack of De lavan. There is one grandchild.
The Naffzigers retired in 1976.
40th anniversary
for Maurice Nafzigers
HOPEDALE — Maurice and Eileen Nafziger of Hopedale will celebrate their 40th wedding an- niversary with an open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hopedale Mennonite Church. Their children will host the event.
FISHER — Mr. and Mrs. Ervin C. Springer of rural Fisher will cele brate their 50th weddIng an- niversary with an open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at GIbson City Bible C Their children will be hosts.
They are parents of Lila Lenberg of Moline; Arlene Biberstine of Berne, md.; Doris Kramer of On- slow, Iowa; Beverly Unruh of Lin coln, Neb.; and Barbara Coulter, Edward and Leon, all of Fisher. They have 17 grandchildren.
Nafziger and Eileen Good were married Aug. 4, 1947, at Hopeclale Mennonite Church.
They are parents of Sharon Gehring and Mary Kay Stucky, both of Moundridge, Kan.; Robert, Mark and John, all of Hopedale. There are five grandchildren.
The Nafzigers are engaged in farming.
CENTRAL
NAFZIGER
NOFFSINGER BLOCK HOUSE	cont-d
“Ihe next morning no bullets or arrows menaced the blockhouse, and inspection proved that the Indians had left during the night. Some months later, after the Battle of Tip- pecanoe, the Indians and Whites gathered again at Fort Greenville to sign a second treaty. One warrior approached Mr. Norftsinger and told him that he had been hidden in the cattails around the spring when the girls came with their buckets. ‘I could have touched the ankle of Elizabeth, but she had proven a friend to me, so your daughters were safe. An Indian does not forget a debt.’
“This story was related to my father and I by his grand- mother, Anna Stephens Woods about 1909, as we jogged toward Greenville, from her home in Palestine. She died in 1918 at age 96. How many of you remember her?” (Submitted by Mary Flo Dickey)
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50th anniversary	50th anniversary
for Leslie Naffzigers	for Ervin Springers
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A DISSLNGER DISCOVERY
DI SS i: letter on P Five
Wbersaa Peter Notsinger late of t State or Virginia diod. tnteat in th year 1784 seized and poe8eased or two certain Tract5 ot Land situate s4t in said County of Botst.ourt whereb7 th. aa Tracte of Land deacendsd to John Not his 1deat Ion and flair at Law ir whArea3 he iaid John Nofeingor did afterwarda agree with David orain hf brother that it he would pay to him and his other brothers a smal I Cona ideDI tion he might have the a Id ?racte of Land whieh h did but re to the • . he” Dower here in Now thia Indenture aide the 1event ai c’ . in ths year of Christ one t--1 the . ad Joim 1 luger iid U wire ‘ ot me one par the said Davtd Notain o.Z the other part iitneaeeth that tor and inconaidiration of the catia and eonaideration stored, the aaid John Nofalngsr hath granked bargained aoldpliened and confirired and by these , pre sente doth grant .bargain seti alisn ar3d con!irim unto the said David No!’. singer and hia heirs forever two certain l’t’acti of Lend lying and being in the said County of Botetourt on u!ta1o Crek a Branch of Roanoake River one of which containa One hundred and ninety aeros and the other fffty”.tour aera and were both conveyed to tho a*id Peter Nofainger In hia Lifetime by 3dwardr fl( iF bydsed of Indenture j thejh 1 of record in the Offic e of the County Court of 80 tetourt to * reference Is de for a particular description thereof together with IU their appurtenance to the eatd David Nofainger and hia heirs to the aale use and. of hia the eald David Nofainger and his heix’s !or ever and the said John Nofeinger for himaólf and his haire the said two .paz’ae 1. a or Tz’ac ta of Land to with all their appurtenances to the said David Nofainger and his heirs against all and every per- son or persons e1aimin or to olala the saae or any part or parcel thereof by undez or through hi the said John Nofainger or his heir8 or either ofthO will warrant and forever defend by’thóae presents t Qw’YLjthe zt of Dower the widow f L..t said h in ai4 In eetimóñ whereof the said Jobn1 and Mart his wife have hereunto eet their’ hands and affixed their seal the day and year above mentioned.
Jo)m Xoftsinger	(Seal)
THE NAFZGER HERITAGE NEWS
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