HEFFELFINGER FAMILY

 

ANCESTORS OF ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER by Wendy Lowry

                         with information from Shirley Underwood and Waldo Heffelfinger

 

DESCENDANTS OF ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER by Wendy Lowry

                         with information from Shirley Underwood and Waldo Heffelfinger

                                    Contact Wendy Lowry at    wendy.lowry@att.net

 

HEFFELFINGER, DESC. OF ARTEMUS   (Outline)

 

1.  Artemus Ward Heffelfinger, b: Jan. 17, 1873  d:  Dec. 23, 1945, burial Cedar  

      Chapel Cem., DeKalb Co., IN, married Sept. 25, 1895

            +  Mary Euletha Hollopeter, b:  June 13, 1877/78  d:  Aug. 26, 1949

                        2.  Francis Marie Heffelfinger, b:  May 29, 1897, d:  Jan 30, 1965

                              married Dec. 25, 1915

                                    +  Harold N. Walters

                        2nd husband of Francis Marie Heffelfinger, m. Oct. 2, 1936

                                    +  Conrad W. Tucker, b: Aug 21, 1910  d: March 23, 1992  

                        2.  Iva Irene Heffelfinger, b:  Jan. 12, 1899, m. April 13, 1935

                                    + Stanley Potter

                        2.  Vonell Heffelfinger, b:  Oct. 3, 1900, d: 1974, m. Oct 12, 1922

                                    +  Forrest G. Gump, 1900-1963  

                        2.  Laura Inez Heffelfinger, b:  July 24, 1903, m. Apr 10, 1924

                                    +  Merle J. Amstutz

                        2.  Herman Taft Heffelfinger, b:  Dec. 15, 1908, m.  Nov. 23, 1932

                                    +  Helen Stohlmann

                        2.  Ruth Geraldine Heffelfinger, b:  July 29, 1911, m. June 27, 1932

                                    +  George Lucas

                        2.  Mary Kathryn Heffelfinger, b:  June 17, 1913, m. Sept. 30, 1939

                                    +  George Fogel

                        2.  Keith Miles Heffelfinger, b:  Sept. 19, 1916, m. Aug. 10, 1940

                                    +  Ruth Elizabeth Hess

                        2.  Betty Rebecca Heffelfinger, b:  Oct. 13, 1918

                                    +  Harvey L. Bell

                        2.  Infant Son Heffelfinger, b: Sept. 27, 1905   d. 4 days later

                                    burial in Cedar Chapel Cem., Butler Twp., DeKalb Co., IN

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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN KIRBY HEFFELFINGER

 

1.   John Kirby Heffelfinger, b: March 15, 1799 in PA  d:  Feb. 8, 1858

            +  Elizabeth Moler, b:  Jan. 3, 1803  d:  Jan. 25, 1868

                        2.   Martin Heffelfinger, b: March 24, 1836  d:  March 4, 1903

                                    +   Emily,  d:  Nov. 10, 1871

                                    +   Unknown spouse

                                                3.   Louella Heffelfinger

                                    +   Unknown spouse

                                                3.   Permealia Melvina Heffelfinger

                                                            +  Edward Morris Fisher

                                                                        4.  Iva Alice Fisher    

                                                                        4.  Dora Berniece Fisher

                                                                        4.  Catherine Gaynell Fisher

                                    +   Rebecca Spratt, b:  Oct. 17, 1850  d:  Jan. 4, 1916

                                                3.   Artemus Ward Heffelfinger, 

                                                       (see family of Artemus, above)

                                                3.   George B. Heffelfinger, b:  1875  d:  1952

                                                       never married

                                                3.   Charles Heffelfinger,  b:  1877  d:  1958

                                                            +   Amanda Thompson b:  1884  d:  1936

                                                                        4.  Son Heffelfinger, died at birth

                                                3.   Edward Heffelfinger, b:  Nov. 15, 1882

                                                       married June 10, 1910 

                                                            +   Carmen L. Whitney, b:  Dec. 10, 1886

                                                                        4.  John E. Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.   Margaret Heffelfinger  

                                                3.   Florence Heffelfinger, b:  1888  d:  1956  unmarried

                                                3.   Alpha Heffelfinger, b:  Sept. 5, 1886  d:  May 1939

                                                            +   Emma E.,  b:  Feb. 25, 1895  d:  1969

                                                                        4.   Robert M. Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.   Carman Betty Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.   Donna Heffelfinger, b: 1925  d:  1936

                                                                        4.   Karl Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.   Leora Heffelfinger  

                                                3.   Kirby Heffelfinger, died while a child

 

                        2.   Jeremiah Heffelfinger, b:  Aug. 15, 1832  d:  1906

                               married September 13, 1860 in Allen Co., IN

                                    +   Margeret Leticia Slagle,  b:  about 1838

                                                3.   John Heffelfinger,  b:  about 1871

                                                3.  Chauncey Heffelfinger, b:  about 1868

                                                            +   Anna

                                                                        4.   Jeremiah Jack Heffelfinger

                                                                                    +   Lucille Guillame

                                                                        4.   Mary E. Heffelfinger

                                                                                    +   Walter C. Gump

                                                                        4.   Joseph L. Heffelfinger

                                                                                    +   Fern A. Goheen

                                                                        4.   Robert W. Heffelfinger, 1912-1967

 

                        2.   Samuel Heffelfinger, b:  1837

 

                        2.   Jacob Heffelfinger, b:  June 2, 1843 in PA  d:  April 4, 1932

                                    +   Beth Ann Harter,  b:  Nov. 9, 1848 in Ohio  d: Nov. 13, 1917

                                                3.   Elizabeth Heffelfinger, b:  Jan. 10, 1879 

                                                       died Dec. 5, 1960

                                                            +   Frank Rhodes,  b:  March 12, 1875 

                                                                  died Aug. 15, 1951

                                                3.   Frank Heffelfinger,  b:  March 12, 1875 

                                                       died Aug. 15, 1915, married Dec. 24, 1902

                                                            +   Dora Shilling, b:  April 11, 1880

                                                                        4.  Floyd Leslie Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.  Helen M. Heffelfinger

                                                                        4.  Howard Heffelfinger

                                                3.   Ila Heffelfinger, b:  March 28, 1881

                                                            +   Guy Lung  d:  June 17, 1913

                                                            +   Walter McDermott, b:  Feb. 3, 1882

                                                                   died Dec. 7, 1928

 

                        2.   Sarah Jane Heffelfinger, b:  Aug. 9, 1830 in PA  d:  July 26, 1907

                                    +   Samuel Diffendarfer, b:  March 4, 1830 in Lancaster, PA

                                          died March 18, 1919 in Berkeley, California

                                                3.   Franklin Diffendarfer, b:  Dec. 5, 1853 

                                                       died Dec. 26, 1925

                                                3.   Emma Diffendarfer, b:  March 4, 1858

                                                       died July 6, 1940 

                                                3.   Charles A. Diffendarfer, b:  Dec. 28, 1860 in IN 

                                                       died July 26, 1916  

                                                3.   Freedom Diffendarfer, b:  July 15, 1863 in IN

                                                       died July 14, 1941

                                                3.   Jessie Diffendarfer,  b:  Oct. 15, 1865 in IN

                                                       died June 17, 1955

                                                3.   May Diffendarfer, b:  Sept. 26, 1869  d: Jan. 21, 1903

 

                        2.   Elizabeth Heffelfinger,  b:  1840

                                    +   Dr. Woodward

                                                3.   Emery H. Woodward

                                                3.   Ida Shick ??  Woodward 

                                    +    Dave Derbyshire

 

Heffelfinger history courtesy of Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood. 

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1880 Census of Eel River Township, Allen Co., IN   178 B

 

Jerry Heffelfinger                      married            male, 48           born PA            Farmer

            Both parents born PA

M. L. Heffelfinger                     wife                  female, 42         born OH           Keeps house

            Father born VA,  Mother born Pa

 

Chancy Heffelfinger                  son                   male, 12           born IN

John Heffelfinger                      son                   male, 9             born IN

 

Ezra Nickerson             other                male, 18           born IN            Farm hand

                        _______________________________________________________________

 

1880 Census of Muncie, Delaware Co., IN   410 B

 

Jacob Heffelfinger                     married            male, 36           born PA            Driving team

            Both parents born PA

Bessie Heffelfinger                    wife                  female, 31         born Ohio         Keeps house

            Both parents born Ohio

 

Franklin Heffelfinger    son                   male, 5 born IN                                   

Elizabeth Heffelfinger    daughter           female, 1           born IN

                        _______________________________________________________________

 

1880 Census of Eel River Township, Allen Co., IN   171 C

 

S. Diffendarfer              married            male, 50           born PA            Farmer

            Both parents born PA

Sarah A. Diffendarfer    wife                              female, 49         born PA            Keeps house

            Both parents born PA

 

Charles A. Diffendarfer             son, single        male, 19           born IN            Farm hand

Freedom W. Diffendarfer           son, single        male, 17           born IN            Farm hand

Jessie A. Diffendarfer                daughter           female, 14         born IN

Mary Diffendarfer                     daughter           female, 7           born IN

                        ___________________________________________________________

                                                                          

 HEFFELFINGER, JOHN SHERMAN

 

1.  John Sherman Heffelfinger

      married Jan. 24, 1892 in Allen Co., IN

            +  Anna Lewellen Hollopeter, b:  June 18, 1875  d:  1967

                        2.  Pearl May Heffelfinger, b:  July 8, 1892

                                    +  Charles Walter McBride, b:  Dec. 11, 1884

                        2.  Israel Franklin Heffelfinger, b: May 19, 1895, d: Nov. 4, 1896

                        2.  Ada Vietta Heffelfinger, b:  Aug. 23, 1897, m.  Jan. 10, 1918

                                    +  Henry Ernest Rhodenbeck

                        2.  Evadna Orminda Heffelfinger, b: Sept. 12, 1899, d:  July 11, 1928

                              married Dec. 30, 1918

                                    +  Owen Stiles

                        2.  Lucile Bernice Heffelfinger, b: Sept. 6, 1901

                                    +  Lester Hastings, d:  in Lima, Ohio

                        2nd husband of Lucile B. Heffelfinger, m. Sept. 29, 1917

                                    +   Ray Lock

                        3rd husband of Lucile B. Heffelfinger, m. May 8, 1933

                                    +  Fred Yates

                        2.  Alice Margaret Heffelfinger, b:  Oct. 16, 1910, m. July 19, 1925

                                    +  Ray Foreman

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Barney and Mary (Hollopeter) Heffelfinger Family    ……….       written by Shirley Underwood

 

 

Artemus Ward Beecher Barney Hefelfinger was born on January 17, 1873, died on December 23, 1945 in Dunedin, Florida. He married Mary Elizabeth Hollopeter on September 25, 1895. Mary Hollopeter was born on June 13, 1877, and died on August 26, 1949 in Allen County, Indiana. They are buried in Cedar Chapel Cemetery, Garrett, Indiana. In this family there were born nine children, two sons and seven daughters.

            1. Frances ( Marie) was born on May 29, 1897. She married Harrold Walters and had three daughters Harriet Emily, March 9, 1917, Bonnie Beth, February 14, 1919, and Phyllis Marcia, August 18, 1922. Marie divorced and married Conrad Tucker October 2, 1936. In this union there were no children.

            2. Iva Irene Heffelfinger  was born on January 12, 1899 to Barney and Mary Heffelfinger. She married Stanley Potter on April 13, 1935. She was a schoolteacher in Garrett, Huntertown, and Churubusco, Indiana. There were no children.

            3. Vonell Heffelfinger was born on October 3, 1900. She married Forrest Gump on October 12, 1924. In this family there were born four children, three sons and one daughter. Marlow George was born on January 30, 1924. Gloria Maxine was born on September 27, 1927, died (no date). Two boys died at the age of five months.

            4. Laura Inez Heffelfinger was born on July 24, 1903. She married Merle J. Amstutz on April 10, 1924. In this family there were three children. Janice Fay, November 10, 1925, Gerald Merle was born on September 25, 1927, and Nancy (Diane), born on August 31, 1931.

            5. Herman Taft Heffelfinger was born on December 15, 1908. He married Helen Stohlmann on November 23, 1932. In this family were born two children, Richard Lionel, born on February 14, 1934, and Shirley Ann, born on March 9, 1935.

            6. Ruth Geraldine Heffelfinger was born on July 29, 1911. She married George Lucas June 27, 1932. In this family were born two daughters, Barbara June, July 29, 1933, and Georgia Ann born December 23, 1939.

            7. Keith Miles Heffelfinger was born on September 19, 1916. He married Ruth Elizabeth Hess on August 10, 1940. To this union there were born four children.

David Errol was born on May 29, 1941. Mary Genevieve was born on April 7, 1943.  Mark was born on January 13, 1946. Keith J. was born on February 1, 1948.

            8. Mary Kathryn Heffelfinger was born on June 17, 1913. ( Katie) married George Fogel on September 30, 1939. There were no children born to this union.

            9. Betty Rebecca Heffelfinger was born on October 13, 1918. She married Harvey L. Bell on July 22, 1939. In this family there were three children.  Barney Edward, who was born on May 14, 1940,  Patricia was born on May 4, 1942, and Iva was born on March 6, 1945.

            Barney Heffelfinger is the son of Martin Heffelfinger and Rebecca Spratt. Martin came from Hafelfinger, Switzerland, and Rebecca is the daughter of Dr. Spratt from Leo, IN. Mary (wife) is a descendant of the Mathias Hollopeter family and the daughter of Isreal and Jemima Hollopeter. Isreal is the son of Andrew Hollopeter.

            Barney raised produce crops for market. He had the only irrigation operation in the area. He lived on a farm south of Garrett, IN, and sold it just before the depression to a gravel company. The edition is now called Holliday Lakes. He built a home on Lima Rd. just north of Huntertown and sold produce in his roadside market. He was known for his wonderful melons.  He later retired in Dunedin, Florida during the winter, and in the summer at Wall Lake, Orland, IN.

                                   

                                    Martin and Rebecca Heffelfinger

 

             Martin Heffelfinger  was born on March 24, 1836, and died March 24, 1903. Martin is buried in the Cedar Chapel Cemetery in Garrett, Indiana. Martin was married four times. His daughter by his first marriage was Louella, and she married John Keeler.  He had one daughter Melvina, by his second marriage to Elizabeth. Elizabeth died on November 10, 1871 at 21 years of age. Melvina married Ed Fisher. His third marriage ended in divorce. He married Rebecca Spratt in his fourth marriage and had seven children, one daughter and six boys.

 

            Martin and Rebecca’s children were:

 

           Artimus Ward Barney    B. 1/17/1873    D. 12/23/1945            M. Mary Hollopeter 9/25/1895

           George                           B. 8/15/1875     D. 8/1/1952               M. Eva

           Ed                                 B. 11/15/1882    D. 1953                    M. Carman Whitney 6/10/1910

           Alpha                            B. 9/8/1886        D. _______              M. Emma E.

           Florence                        B: 1888             D: 1956                    M. ______

           Charles                         B: 1877              D: 1958                   M. Amanda Thompson

 

             Rebecca Spratt, Martin’s wife, was born on October 17, 1850, and died on January 4, 1916. She is also buried in the Cedar Chapel Cemetery with Martin.

             Martin’s father was Captain John Kirby Heffelfinger who was born on March 14, 1799, and died February 1858. John Kirby was the son of Phillip Heffelfinger who was from Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.  Captain John Kirby Heffelfinger came to Eel River Township from Cumberland Co. with his three brothers in the spring of 1844.  His wife was Elizabeth Moler, who was born on January 3, 1803, and died on January 25, 1868. There were six children born to them.

            Jeremiah          B: 8/15/1882      D. 1906             M. Margaret (Leticia) Slagle 1860

            Martin              B: 3/24/1836      D: 3/4/1903       M. Rebecca Spratt

            Samuel             B: _______        D: ______         M. _______

            Jacob                B: 6/2/1843       D: 4/4/1932       M. Beth Ann Harter

            Sarah Jane       B: 1830             D: 1907             M. Samuel Diffendarfer

            Elizabeth          B: 1840             D.  1904            M. Dr. Woodward

                                                                                    M. Dave Derbyshire

 Rebecca’s father, Dr. Spratt, came to this country in 1813 when he was 13 years old. He landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was English. He apprenticed himself out to a doctor to learn the practice of medicine. He later practiced medicine in Leo, Indiana, Allen Co.. His pestle, mortar, and dental tools remain family heirlooms.

            Martin was married to his first wife from Tennessee. She died in childbirth, and he left their first daughter Louella, with a couple in Tennessee. In the meantime war was declared between the North and South. Martin wanted to come north with Louella, but these people didn’t want to let her go. One family account said that the couple was abusing her. She had scrofula and a bare spot on her head where she had been lying on her side.  He went to their house with a big overcoat on, and told them that he wanted to see the little girl alone. They let him do this, and he put her under his overcoat and told her not to cry. He threw her clothes out the window, took her down the stairway, and escaped through a large woods on foot to where he had hidden a large buggy. This is where the story is confusing, because Louella remembers riding horseback. One afternoon on his journey home he hid her in the hay and told her not to cry. He gave her five biscuits  and left. She lost one and cried, but never looked for it. Louella, as an adult, often wondered what he did and what would have happened if he had been captured or killed.  He rode at night time because he feared of being arrested for not joining the Southern Army.

            Martin’s father-in-law owned a distillery, and he worked in the distillery his father-in-law owned. When the Civil War broke out his father-in-law became angry with him because he was not for the South. Martin sympathized with the Northern cause. Getting through the lines must have been difficult with a little girl to care for. They somehow reached his mother’s home, and the little girl stayed there until her grandmother Elizabeth died, January 25, 1868. He joined the Eighty-Eighth Regiment Infantry, Company E, on August 5, 1862 with his brother Jerry. Jerry was a sergeant, and Martin a private. He served in Kentucky and Tennessee taking part in the Battles of Perryville, Ky., Stone River, Tenn., Duck River, and Chickamauga,Tenn.. On the second day of the battle, September 20, 1863, he was captured by the Confederates.  He was a prisoner from that time until February 23, 1865, when he was exchanged as a prisoner of war. His granddaughter can never remember seeing him without his Union coat on.

            Wissen Martin Heffelfinger, the immigrant, (great-great-grandfather to our Martin), whose name in Switzerland was originally Hafelfinger, came from Baselland, from the Amt Farnsburg; nearby was a village in 1740, in Amt Homburg called Hafelfingen.

            Prof. Albert H. Gerberick, Head of German Dept., Dickenson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and likewise a descendant of Martin Heffelfinger, writes, April 4, 1938, as follows:

            “There can be hardly any doubt that the Heffelfingers take their family name from  the town of Hafelfingen in Switzerland. There are many places names in –ingen and –fingen in southern Germany and Switzerland. These are possessive names, and usually mark ancestral home of family.” “Hafele” is a south German diminutive of Hafner, (potter). (So the conclusion must be that “Hafelfingen” means the home of the potter—the place where pottery is made—and doubtless “The Hafelfingers” were early and well-known pottery makers, living near desirable and useful clay-pits and kilns in order to have a village named for them--(J.B.H.)

            Wissen Martin Heffelfinger of Diegten, Amt Farnsburg, Canton of Basel, Switzerland, age 41 years, entered the port of Philadelphia, September 23, 1740, on the ship “Friendship”, with William Vittery as captain, and became the immigrant ancestor of the Heffelfingers in Lancaster and Cumberland Counties, Pennsylvania. With Martin the father, came five motherless children, for the wife and mother, Anna Maria Gysin, age 40, was lost at sea on the voyage over. Their children were Elisbeth, bapt. Oct. 14, 1725, Verena, bapt. July 3, 1729 (or Veronica of Phrona--), Anna, bapt. July 3, 1731, Martin, bapt. Nov. 22, 1733, and Johannes, bapt. Dec. 5, 1737.

            Martin, son of  Martin der Wissen, the Emigrant, was bapt. in Switzerland, Nov. 22, 1733, He married Anna Marie Wolfersberger (daughter of John Wolfersberger) by 1757 or earlier. The record from the Reformed Church Babtismal records in Schaefferstown, gives the following: Peter, son of Martin Heffelfinger and wife, born Oct. 19, 1764, John Frederick, son of Martin Heffelfinger and wife, born Nov. 4, 1766, and Jacob, son of Martin Heffelfinger and wife, born Aug. 24, 1769.

            But Martin Heffelfinger is on the list of those who took the oath of allegiance before Capt. Henry Schaeffer and John Thome, Esq., during the years 1777-78. This list is made up of exclusively of those who resided in Schaefferstown, or within the present limits of Heidelberg Township. Taking the oath of allegiance would seem to qualify Martin for D.A.R. or S.A.R. ancestry. [1][1] Sometime between 1782 and 1790, Martin and his three sons, Phillip, Frederick, and John, moved from Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster Co., to Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., for the 1790 census.

            Philip Heffelfinger was born in Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster County in August, 1757 to Martin and Anna Marie, and was named for Anna Marie’s brother Phillip. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He married on September 25, 1781, Catherine Eicholtz of Lancaster County, born March 18, 1761. He moved by 1790 at time of the first census to Hopewell Twp., Cumberland County, buying a farm known as Sodom, because it had a tannery and two distilleries. Ten children were born to this union between 1790 and 1800, Mary, Philip Jr., Jacob, Elizabeth, Samuel, John ( from whom we are a descendant in Allen County, IN), William, Catherine, David, and Thomas.                     Philip Heffelfinger (father of John Kirby) of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1837, first served in the War of the Revolution as a fifer, from Lancaster County, in 1776 as a member of the Pennsylvania Militia. This qualifies as an ancestor for membership in the D.A. R. or S.A.R. .                                                                                                                                    

1  John Byers Heffelfinger

 

 ANCESTORS OF ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER

 

 

Ancestors of Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger, born 17 Jan 1873 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis Co., MO; died 23 Dec 1945 in Dunedin, Pinellas Co., FL.  He was the son of 2. Martin George Heffelfinger and 3. Rebecca Spratt.  He married (1) Mary Euletha Hollopeter 25 Sep 1895 in Eel River, Allen Co., IN.  She was born 13 Jun 1877 in Allen Co., IN, and died 26 Aug 1949 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.  She was the daughter of Israel Hollopeter and Jemima Hannah Stevick.

 

Notes for Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger:

1910 Census: IN, DeKalb, Butler, ED #70, 30 April 1910, Image #11 of 18 at Genealogy.com, Roll 345, Book 3, Page 6A, Dwelling #125, Family #126.

1. Heffelfinger, A., Head, Male, White, Age 37, Married (14 Years), b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Home Farm, Employer, Read & Write, Own, Mortgage, Farm, Farm Schedule #86.

2. Heffelfinger, Mary, Wife, Female, White, Age 32, Married (14 Years), 9 children (5 living), b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Read & Write.

3. Heffelfinger, Marie, Daughter, Female, White, Age 12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Read & Write, School.

4. Heffelfinger, Iva, Daughter, Female, White, Age 11, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Read & Write, School.

5. Heffelfinger, Vonell, Daughter, Female, White, Age 9, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, School.

6. Heffelfinger, Laura, Daughter, Female, White, Age 6, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, School.

7. Heffelfinger, Taft, Son, Male, White, Age 1 & 6/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

 

1920 Census: IN, DeKalb, Butler, ED #89, 17-19 January 1920, Dwelling #187, Family #195.

1. Heffelfinger, A. W., Head, Own, Free, Male, White, Age 46, Married, Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Truck Farm, Own Account, Farm Schedule #141.

2. Heffelfinger, Mary, Wife, Female, White, Age 42, Married, Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English.

3. Heffelfinger, Iva, Daughter, Female, White, Age 20, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

4. Heffelfinger, Vonell, Daughter, Female, White, Age 19, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

5. Heffelfinger, Laura, Daughter, Female, White, Age 16, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

6. Heffelfinger, Taft, Son, Male, White, Age 11, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

7. Heffelfinger, Bruce, Son, Male, White, Age 8, Single, School, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

8. Heffelfinger, Catharine, Daughter, Female, White, Age 6, Single, School, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

9. Heffelfinger, Keith, Son, Male, White, Age 3 1/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

10. Heffelfinger, Betty, Daughter, Female, White, Age 1 2/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

 

1930 Census: IN, Allen, Perry, District 67, 7 May 1930, Sheet 19A, Dwelling #344, Family #349.

1. Heffcofinger, Artenay W., Head, Own, Radio, Male, White, Age 57, Married (at age 22), Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Truck Farm, Own.

2. Heffcofinger, Mary E., Wife, Female, White, Age 52, Married (at age 18), Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b PA, English.

3. Heffcofinger, Iva J., Daughter, Female, White, Age 31, Single, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Teacher, Public School, Wage.

4. Heffcofinger, Taft H., Son, Male, White, Age 21, Single, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

5. Heffcofinger, Ruth G., Daughter, Female, White, Age 18, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

6. Heffcofinger, Mary K., Daughter, Female, White, Age 16, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

7. Heffcofinger, Miles T., Son, Male, White, Age 13, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

8. Heffcofinger, Mary E., Daughter, Female, White, Age 11, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

 

Barney raised produce crops for market. He had the only irrigation operation in the area. He lived on a farm south of Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN and sold it just before the depression to a gravel company. The edition is now called Holliday Lakes. He built a home on Lima Rd., just north of Huntertown and sold produce in his roadside market. He was known for his wonderful melons. He later retired in Dunedin, Florida during the winter, and in the summer at Wall Lake, Orland, Indiana.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

More About Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger:

Burial: Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Notes for Mary Euletha Hollopeter:

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Heffelfinger, a native and for many years a resident of Butler township, DeKalb Co., will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in Huntertown. The Rev. J. S. Stephenson will officiate and burial will be made in Cedar Chapel cemetery in Butler township. She was a member of the Cedar Chapel congregation.

Mrs. Heffelfinger was 72 years old and died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forest Gump, in Huntertown. She had been ill for a year from heart trouble and was bedfast for the last nine weeks. Her conditon became critical while she was living in her winter home in Dunnedin, Fla., and she was then removed to the Gump residence.

Mrs. Heffelfinger was born June 12, 1877, and was married to Artemus W. Heffelfinger. They lived on a Butler township farm unitl he retired and he died in Florida Dec. 23, 1945. Thereafter Mrs. Heffelfinger spent the winters in Florida and the remainder of the time with her children.

Survivors are seven daughters, two sons, 17 grandchildren, seven great-granchildren, one sister and five brothers. The children are Mrs. Conrad Tucker, Mrs. Gump and Taft Heffelfinger of Huntertown; Mrs. Stanley Potter of 215 West Fourth street, Auburn; Mrs. Merl Amstutz of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Harvey Bell of Waynedale; Mrs. George Lucas of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. George Fogel of Churubusco, and Keith Heffelfinger of two and a half miles north of Garrett. The sister is Mrs. Lulu Heffelfinger of Huntertown and the brothers are Albert Hollopeter of Dunnedin, Fla.; Arthur Hollopeter of Indianapolis; Alph Hollopeter of Lima, O.; Zend Hollopeter of Kendallville, and Herschel Hollopeter of Kendallville. Note: written on obit Buried Aug. 29, 1949. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 4, page 58)

 

 

More About Mary Euletha Hollopeter:

Burial: 29 Aug 1949, Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Marriage Notes for Artemus Heffelfinger and Mary Hollopeter:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about P Heffelfinger

Name: A W P Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Mary Hollopeter

Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1895

Marriage County: Allen 

Source Title 1: Allen County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1824 - 1920 Inclusive Vol 

Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O 

Book: 21 

OS Page: 376 

 

 

 

More About Artemus Heffelfinger and Mary Hollopeter:

Marriage: 25 Sep 1895, Eel River, Allen Co., IN

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Martin George Heffelfinger, born 24 Mar 1836 in Cumberland Co., PA; died 04 Mar 1903.  He was the son of 4. Capt. John Kirby Heffelfinger and 5. Elizabeth Moler.  He married 3. Rebecca Spratt Abt. 1872.

        3.  Rebecca Spratt, born 17 Oct 1850 in PA; died 04 Jan 1916.  She was the daughter of 6. Dr. Spratt.

 

Notes for Martin George Heffelfinger:

A description of Martin Heffelfinger from granddaughter Kate.

It seems that I can't remember him only in a blue uniform, no matter how soiled or patched it was. Mother's head was shaped like his. He had a big round head, sharp blue eyes that I was scared of, and high cheek bones. He was a big man, tall and broad shoulders, never worked. He had his boys who did this.

 

Martin joined the Eighty-eighth regiment infantry, Company E, on August 5, 1862 with his brother Jerry [Jeremiah]. Jerry was a sergeant, and Martin a private. He served in Kentucky and Tennessee, taking part in the battles of Perryville, KY; Stones River, Duck River, and Chickamauga, TN. On the second day of the battle, September 20, 1863, he was captured by the Confederates. He was a prisoner from that time until February 23, 1865, when he was exchanged as a prisoner of war. His granddaughter does not remember ever seeing him without his Union coat on.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood, 2005.

 

More About Martin George Heffelfinger:

Burial: Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Notes for Rebecca Spratt:

1910 Census: IN, DeKalb, Butler, ED #70, 30 April 1910, Image #11 of 18 at Genealogy.com, Roll 345, Book 3, Page 6A, Dwelling #126, Family #127.

1. Heffelfinger, Rebecca, Head, Female, White, Age 59, Widowed, 7 children (7 living), b PA, father b Canada (English), mother b PA, English, Read & Write, Own, Free, Home.

 

More About Rebecca Spratt:

Burial: Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

More About Martin Heffelfinger and Rebecca Spratt:

Marriage: Abt. 1872

       

Children of Martin Heffelfinger and Rebecca Spratt are:

         1                    i.    Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger, born 17 Jan 1873 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis Co., MO; died 23 Dec 1945 in Dunedin, Pinellas Co., FL; married Mary Euletha Hollopeter 25 Sep 1895 in Eel River, Allen Co., IN.

                              ii.    George M. Heffelfinger, born 15 Aug 1875; died 01 Aug 1952 in Angola, Steuben Co., IN; married Eva.

 

Notes for George M. Heffelfinger:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sunday, August 3, 1952, Page 10A, Column 4.

George M. Heffelfinger. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for George M. Heffelfinger, 76, of Huntertown, who died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Hospital, Angola, where he had been a patient 10 days. He was a member of the Cedar Chapel Methodist church. Surviving are two brothers, Edward, Miami, Fla., and Charles, Fort Wayne, and a nephew, Taft Heffelfinger, Huntertown. Friends may call at the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. Howard Western will conduct services at the funeral home and burial will be in the New Haven IOOF Cemetery.

 

More About George M. Heffelfinger:

Burial: 05 Aug 1952, New Haven, Allen Co., IN

 

                              iii.    Charles Heffelfinger, born 1877; died 1958; married Amanda Thompson 10 Jun 1910 in Allen Co., IN; born 1884; died 1936.

 

Marriage Notes for Charles Heffelfinger and Amanda Thompson:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about Heffelfinger

Name: Charley Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Amanda Thompson

Marriage Date: 12 Aug 1903

Marriage County: Allen 

Source Title 1: Allen County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1824 - 1920 Inclusive Vol 

Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O 

Book: 26 

OS Page: 110 

 

 

 

More About Charles Heffelfinger and Amanda Thompson:

Marriage: 10 Jun 1910, Allen Co., IN

 

                             iv.    Edward Heffelfinger, born 15 Nov 1882; died 1953; married Carmen L. Whitney 10 Jun 1910; born 10 Dec 1886.

 

Notes for Carmen L. Whitney:

Letter to Taft Heffelfinger from Carmen Heffelfinger, wife of Edward Heffelfinger, and aunt of Tafts. Writtten April 26, 1969, from Bloomington, IN., her daughter's home.

Dear Taft,

           I'm sorry I've been so long in getting your letter answered. I wasn't feeling very

well when it came, and I've just neglected getting to it.

           There were some old records that George had stored at Johnny Weavers that were

burned when their house burned at New Era, Ind. That might have been helpful.

Guess I never was inquisitive enough to find out much about the fo~er wives of

Martin. I do know Kate and Dey's mother Mel, was born in Kentucky. When the Civil War broke out, Martin rode horse-back to the place where her mother and Melly were living with her parents. The story I was told was that he stole her out at night, and \

brought her back to Ind. She was around 2, Lou Keeler's mother was a Harter, but that is all I know. If s a shame that some one wasn't interested enough to get some information from Uncle Jake before he died. I think he was the sharp one. Ed always said Jake had all the answers.

About the four brothers coming to America, I think that is true. (They came to Indiana in 1844) When John was working out of the. New York office, he was in Boston waiting for a flight back to New York. He made his reservation J. E. Heffelfinger. While he was waiting, he was paged to come to the Eastern desk. He was startled, for he thought something had happened at home. As he approached the deck, a big 6 ft.2 fellow came from the opposite direction. John said to the ticket man-I'm J. E. Heffelfinger, and the other fellow said - I'm 1. E. Heffelfinger. That ticket man was stumped. He said "How could anything like this happen?" They were seatmates 1 & 2, and noticed this. They thought there must be a mistake, but there wasn't. His name was James Edward, and Johns was John Edward. He was John's age, dark curly hair, and I guess they caused a commotion. Everyone said they looked like twins. His folks all lived around Harrisburg, Pa., and his grandfather had told him the same story of the four brothers. He traveled for lB.M, and lived in Boston. John saw him once after that in New Y ork.He called John to go out to lunch. They had planned to get the families together, and then John moved to Chicago. I've often wondered if the clan in Minneapolis was related to the Indiana clan. They sure made good. John says they own half of the grain elevators, and other industries. He met a Heffelfinger girl when he was in school at Miami University. She was visiting another girl from Minneapolis. He should have found out more of their ancestors, but he wasn't interested.

I don't know who Zane was. I just remember hearing them speak of them.

           I'm, sorry I couldn't be more help to you. Margaret would like a copy of the tree

when you have finished. Would like to see you all this summer. It depends on how I feel. I can't trot about like I use to. I'm 82 and some days I feel it, others I feel good. I have so much arthritis in my feet, and I get tired from that.

Much love to all,

Aunt Carmen

 

1. Mrs. Barton Peavey Heffelfinger made the speech to elect Eisenhower to run as President of the U. S. at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis. She was from Minnesota.

 

 

More About Edward Heffelfinger and Carmen Whitney:

Marriage: 10 Jun 1910

 

                              v.    Florence Heffelfinger, born 1888; died 1956.

 

Notes for Florence Heffelfinger:

Unmarried.

Source: Huntertown Historical Society Website, April 2004.

 

                             vi.    Alpha Heffelfinger, born 05 Sep 1886; died May 1939; married Emma E.; born 25 Feb 1895; died 1969.

                            vii.    Kirby Heffelfinger

 

Notes for Kirby Heffelfinger:

Died while a child.

Source: Huntertown Historical Society Website, April 2004.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  Capt. John Kirby Heffelfinger, born 14 Mar 1799 in PA; died 08 Feb 1858.  He was the son of 8. Phillip Heffelfinger and 9. Catherine Eicholtz.  He married 5. Elizabeth Moler.

        5.  Elizabeth Moler, born 03 Jan 1803 in PA; died 25 Jan 1868.

 

Notes for Capt. John Kirby Heffelfinger:

Captain John Kirby Heffelfinger came to Eel River Township [Allen Co., IN] from Cumberland Co., PA with his three brothers in the spring of 1844.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

More About Capt. John Kirby Heffelfinger:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

More About Elizabeth Moler:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

       

Children of John Heffelfinger and Elizabeth Moler are:

                               i.    Sarah Jane Heffelfinger, born 09 Aug 1830 in PA; died 26 Jul 1907; married Samuel Diffendarfer 29 Jan 1852 in Allen Co., IN; born 04 Mar 1830 in Lancaster Co., PA; died 18 Mar 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.

 

Notes for Samuel Diffendarfer:

1880 Census: IN, Allen, Eel River, Page 171C.

1. Diffendarfer, S., Married, Male, Age 50, b PA, Farmer, father b PA, mother b PA.

2. Diffendarfer, Sarah A., Wife, Married, Female, Age 49, b PA, Keeps House, father b PA, mother b PA.

3. Diffendarfer, Charles A., Son, Single, Male, Age 19, b IN, Farm Hand, father b PA, mother b PA.

4. Diffendarfer, Freedom W., Son, Single, Male, Age 17, b IN, Farm Hand, father b PA, mother b PA.

5. Diffendarfer, Jessie A., Daughter, Single, Female, Age 14, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA.

6. Diffendarfer, Mary, Daughter, Single, Female, Age 7, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA.

 

Marriage Notes for Sarah Heffelfinger and Samuel Diffendarfer:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about Heffelfinger

Name: Sarah Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Samuel Diffendorfer

Marriage Date: 29 Jan 1852

Marriage County: Allen 

Source Title 1: Allen County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1824 - 1920 Inclusive Vol 

Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O 

Book: 2 

OS Page: 377 

 

 

 

More About Samuel Diffendarfer and Sarah Heffelfinger:

Marriage: 29 Jan 1852, Allen Co., IN

 

                              ii.    Jeremiah Heffelfinger, born 15 Aug 1832 in PA; died 1906; married Margaret Leticia Slagle 13 Sep 1860 in Allen Co., IN; born 1838 in OH; died 1920.

 

Notes for Jeremiah Heffelfinger:

1880 Census: IN, Allen, Eel River, Page 178B.

1. Heffelfinger, Jerry, Married, Male, Age 48, b PA, Farmer, father b PA, mother b PA.

2. Heffelfinger, M. L., Wife, Married, Female, Age 42, b OH, Keeps House, father b VA, mother b PA.

3. Heffelfinger, Chancy, Son, Single, Male, 12, b IN, father b PA, mother b OH.

4. Heffelfinger, John, Son, Single, Male, Age 9, b IN, father b PA, mother b OH.

5. Nickerson, Ezra, Other, Single, Male, Age 18, b IN, Farm Hand.

 

Helm, Thomas B., History of Allen County, Indiana, 1880, page 152.

Lieut. Jerry Heffelfinger was born August 15, 1832, in Cumberland County, Penn. His father, Capt. John Heffelfinger, and his mother - before marriage, Miss Elizabeth George, were also natives of that county. The public schools of the Keystone State, at that period, were the means of education in youth for young Jerry, and it is said that he improved his opportunities.

Reaching his sixteenth year, or in the spring of 1848, he, with his parents, came to Allen County. They settled on the farm owned at this time by William J. Mayo, Esq., of Eel River Township, which they proceeded at once to improve. The five succeeding years, nearly, he employed alternately at labor on the farm for his father, and in attending school. Passing the age of twenty, he went forth from the home circle, to institute his own career in life. Thenceforward, seven successive years afforded a school of varied experience in a number of different States. Finding no place, to him, possessing more charms than Eel River Township, at the age of twenty-seven, he returned to the old homestead, and again engaged in farming.

Thus pursuing about one year, on September 13, 1860, he married Miss Margaret Slagle, oldest daughter of George W. Slagel, Esq., a pioneer of the adjoining county of Whitley, now renting a farm for one year; the ensuing summer he purchased a tract of fifty acres of timber-land, taking possession in the fall of 1861. This he proceeded to clear and convert into a farm. During the winter following, he deadened and prepared six acres for corn; underbrushing twelve acres beside. But emotions of patriotism responded to the voice of his country, in calling to aid in the war against rebellion. He left his little crop of corn still verdant in the field, bade adieu to his young wife, and on August 5, 1862, enlisted as a soldier in Company E, Eighty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, for three years or during the war, the same being organized at Camp Allen, near Fort Wayne. At its organization, he was appointed one of the Sergeants of his company. August 29, his regiment was ordered to Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY., reaching its destination on the 30th. From there, they quickly passed on to the front. Sergeant Heffelfinger was with his company and regiment at the battles of Perryville and Stone River; in the skirmish at Duck River and at the terrible conflict at Chickamauga. At Stone River, he narrowly escaped a severe if not a fatal wound. An ounce rifle-bullet lodged in his bayonet sheath, hanging at his side; the same having in its deadly course struck the convex side of his bayonet. Otherwise, it must have passed directly through his hip, having proceeded from a cross-fire of not to exceed thirty rods distance. On the 28th of January, 1863, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant, vice John G. Coheen, killed in the battle of Stone River. On the 20th of September, 1863, the second day of the battle of Chickamauga, with seventeen other fellow-comrades of his regiment, he was captured by the forces of rebel Gen. Longstreet, and taken, first to Atlanta, then to Belle Island, and soon after to Libby Prison, Virginia. They were here confined until the spring of 1864, when they were transferred to Danville, VA Here they were retained (1,500 in number) only about two weeks, when they were removed to Macon, Ga. But the Confederates again removed them to Charleston, S. C., just in time to prevent their recapture by Gen. Stoneman, in August, during his raid after the fall of Atlanta. While imprisoned at Charleston, Lieut. Heffelfinger was one of 300 Federals, who were selected and placed in the Marine Hospital Building, under fire from the Union guns on Morris Island. This was done to intimidate the Federal forces, and to cause them to cease firing upon the city, this building being in direct range.

The yellow fever appearing among our poor unfortunates, they were hastened off to Columbia, the state capital. While en route by railway, Lieut. H. though it his opportunity to escape. With the aid of a jack-knife, a hole was cut through the floor, near one corner of the car, and about 2 o'clock in the morning, while halting at a water-station, but a few miles from their destination, our hero and two brave comrades crawled out, the train at the same time being well-lighted and guarded. Fed and sheltered by day, and the hands of the colored people, and at night guided by them, after about twelve days, they arrived within forty miles of the Union forces around Atlanta, and were there retaken by a patrol of rebels, in the wee small hours of morning. Consigned to prison at Augusta, Ga., they were soon returned to Columbia, S. C., there locked in jail over one night, and mingling among the mass of prisoners at the camp during the part of another; at an early morning hour, with two new comrades, he made his second escape.

In this attempt they struck out in the direction of Knoxville, Tenn. Eight days, as skulking, fleeing fugitives - four of them without food to eat - when on the very borders of East Tennessee, and almost within the camps, where waved the Stars and Stripes, alas! here, in that morning fog of the mountains, they were picked up by a party of Indian scouts, whence they were taken to the rebel prison at Salisbury. These Indians were natives of those wild mountain regions, and because of their special fitness were employed by the Confederates to capture their own deserters, and to recapture their runaway prisoners. From Salisbury, Lieut. H. was removed to Danville again, and after two weeks, back to Libby Prison. Remaining here till February 22, 1865, he was exchanged, having suffered, during seventeen long months, indescribable hardships and privations. Reaching Annapolis, Md., he obtained a leave of absence for thirty days, which he occupied by paying a visit to his home and family, where he was received almost as one risen from the dead. At the expiration of his furlough, he rejoined his regiment at Raleigh, N.C. On May 1, he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, and later marched with his regiment to Washington. Here they received orders to proceed to Indianapolis, where, on the 17th day of June, 1865, they were mustered out of the service. Lieut. Heffelfinger now returned permanently to his home, where he once again became the quiet, industrious citizen upon his little farm. The ensuing fall, he added eighty acres more, adjoining, to his former purchase. He has since added still other purchases, until he now owns 260 acres of excellent land, 100 of the same being in tillage, and the remainder in pasture and timber.

His married life has been blessed with two little sons - Chauncy C., born September 13, 1868, and John K., born November 17, 1871. His politics have always been stanch Republican. Both he and wife are earnest, consistent members of the M. E. Church. He is a good neighbor, a model citizen, and to the looker-on has apparently a long life of peace and happiness before him.

[Listed in the Business Directories on page 185 of this source, under Eel River Township:] Heffelfinger, J., Section 16, Date of Settlement 1845, Nativity Pennsylvania, P O Address Heller's Corners, Business: Farmer and Stock-Raiser.

 

Fort Wayne and Allen County Directory, 1895-6, R L Polk & Co., Vol. XVII.

Heffelfinger, Jeremiah, 16, Eel River, Heller's Corners.

 

More About Jeremiah Heffelfinger:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

More About Margaret Leticia Slagle:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

More About Jeremiah Heffelfinger and Margaret Slagle:

Marriage: 13 Sep 1860, Allen Co., IN

 

         2                   iii.    Martin George Heffelfinger, born 24 Mar 1836 in Cumberland Co., PA; died 04 Mar 1903; married (1) Harter Abt. 1860; married (2) Elizabeth Aft. 1861; married (3) Emily Aft. 1865; married (4) Rebecca Spratt Abt. 1872.

                             iv.    Samuel Heffelfinger, born 1837.

                              v.    Elizabeth Heffelfinger, born 1840; died 1904; married (1) Dr. Woodward; married (2) Dave Derbyshire.

                             vi.    Jacob Heffelfinger, born 02 Jun 1843 in PA; died 04 Apr 1932; married Beth Ann Harter; born 09 Nov 1848 in OH; died 13 Nov 1917.

 

Notes for Jacob Heffelfinger:

1880 Census: IN, Delaware, Muncie, Page 410B.

1. Heffelfinger, Jacob, Married, Male, Age 36, b PA, Driving Team, father b PA, mother b PA.

2. Heffelfinger, Bessie, Wife, Married, Female, Age 31, b OH, Keeps House, father b OH, mother b OH.

3. Heffelfinger, Franklin, Son, Single, Male, Age 5, b IN, father b PA, mother b OH.

4. Heffelfinger, Elizabeth, Daughter, Single, Female, Age 1, b IN, father b PA, mother b OH.

 

More About Jacob Heffelfinger:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

More About Beth Ann Harter:

Burial: Eel River Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

 

        6.  Dr. Spratt, born Abt. 1800.

 

Notes for Dr. Spratt:

Dr. Spratt came to this country in 1813 when he was 13 years old. He landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was English. He apprenticed himself to a doctor to learn the practice of medicine. He later practiced medicine in Leo, Allen Co., IN His pestle, mortar and dental tools remain family heirlooms.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

       

Children of Dr. Spratt are:

         3                    i.    Rebecca Spratt, born 17 Oct 1850 in PA; died 04 Jan 1916; married (1) Kelly; married (2) Martin George Heffelfinger Abt. 1872.

                              ii.    Jane Spratt, married Kelly.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        8.  Phillip Heffelfinger, born Aug 1757 in Lancaster Co., PA; died Aft. 1838.  He was the son of 16. Martin Heffelfinger and 17. Anna Marie Wolfersberger.  He married 9. Catherine Eicholtz 25 Sep 1781.

        9.  Catherine Eicholtz, born 18 Mar 1761 in Lancaster Co., PA.

 

Notes for Phillip Heffelfinger:

[Phillip] was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He first served in the war as a fifer, from Lancaster County, in 1776 as a member of the Pennsylvania Militia. This qualifies a descendant for membership in the DAR or SAR. He moved by 1790 at the time of the first census to Hopewell Township, Cumberland Co., PA, buying a farm known as Sodom because it had a tannery and two distilleries.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

More About Phillip Heffelfinger and Catherine Eicholtz:

Marriage: 25 Sep 1781

       

Children of Phillip Heffelfinger and Catherine Eicholtz are:

         4                    i.    Capt. John Kirby Heffelfinger, born 14 Mar 1799 in PA; died 08 Feb 1858; married Elizabeth Moler.

                              ii.    Mary Heffelfinger

                              iii.    Philip Heffelfinger, Jr.

                             iv.    Jacob Heffelfinger

                              v.    Elizabeth Heffelfinger

                             vi.    Samuel Heffelfinger

                            vii.    William Heffelfinger

                            viii.    Catherine Heffelfinger

                             ix.    David Heffelfinger

                              x.    Thomas Heffelfinger

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        16.  Martin Heffelfinger, born 1733; died Aft. 1790.  He was the son of 32. Wissen Martin Heffelfinger and 33. Anna Maria Gysin.  He married 17. Anna Marie Wolfersberger Bef. 1757.

        17.  Anna Marie Wolfersberger  She was the daughter of 34. John Wolfersberger.

 

Notes for Martin Heffelfinger:

1790 Census: PA, Cumberland, Hopewell, Image 22 of 39 at Ancestry.com

Hifilfinger, Martin: 3 males 16+, 2 males < 16, 5 females.

 

Martin Heffelfinger is on the list of those who took the oath of allegiance before Capt. Henry Schaeffer and John Thorne, Esq., during the years 1777-1778. This list is made up exclusively of those who resided in Schaefferstown, or within the present limits of Heidelberg Township. Sometime between 1782 and 1790, Martin and his three sons, Philip, Frederick, and John, moved from Heidelberg Township, Lancaster Co., PA to Hopewell Township, Cumberland Co., PA for the 1790 census.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

More About Martin Heffelfinger:

Baptism: 22 Nov 1733, Switzerland

 

More About Martin Heffelfinger and Anna Wolfersberger:

Marriage: Bef. 1757

       

Children of Martin Heffelfinger and Anna Wolfersberger are:

         8                    i.    Phillip Heffelfinger, born Aug 1757 in Lancaster Co., PA; died Aft. 1838; married Catherine Eicholtz 25 Sep 1781.

                              ii.    Peter Heffelfinger, born 19 Oct 1764.

                              iii.    John Frederick Heffelfinger, born 04 Nov 1766.

                             iv.    Jacob Heffelfinger, born 24 Aug 1769.

                              v.    Thomas Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1779 in Hopewell, Cumberland Co., PA; married Eva Weaver; born Abt. 1763 in Cumberland Co., PA.

 

Notes for Thomas Heffelfinger:

1800 Census: PA, Cumberland, Hopewell, Image 3 of 7 at Ancestry.com.

Heffelfinger, Thos.: 3 males < 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female < 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44.

 

1810 Census: PA, Franklin, Peters, Image 4 of 14 at Ancestry.com.

Heffelfinger, Thomas: 5 males < 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45+, 1 female < 10, 1 female 26-44.

 

1820 Census: PA, Franklin, Peters, Image 4 of 10 at Ancestry.com.

Heffelfinger, Thomas: 3 males < 10, 3 males 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45+, 1 female < 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 4 persons engaged in commerce.

 

1830 Census: PA, Cumberland, Mifflin, Image 7 of 18 at Ancestry.com.

Heffelfinger, Thos.: 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 50-60.

 

1840 Census: OH, Wayne, Chester, Image 7 of 23 at Ancestry.com

Heffelfinger, Thomas: 1 male 60-70, 1 female 60-70.

 

1850 Census: OH, Wayne, Wayne, Image 47 of 50 at Ancestry.com, 11 September 1850, Dwelling #338, Family #341.

1. Hefflefinger, Thomas, Age 71, Male, Farmer, b PA.

1. Hefflefinger, Eve, Age 65, Female, b PA.

 

1860 Census: OH, Wayne, Wayne, Image 18 of 44 at Ancestry.com, 10 July 1860, Wooster PO, Dwelling #643, Family #691.

1. Heffelinger, Thos., Age 81, Male, Personal Property $100, b PA.

2. Heffelinger, Eva, Age 77, Female, b PA.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        32.  Wissen Martin Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1699 in Switzerland; died Abt. 1742.  He married 33. Anna Maria Gysin.

        33.  Anna Maria Gysin, born Abt. 1700 in Switzerland; died Abt. 1740.

 

Notes for Wissen Martin Heffelfinger:

Wissen Martin Heffelfinger, the immigrant, whose name in Switzerland was originally Hafelfinger, came from Baselland, from the Amt Famsburg. In 1740 there was a village nearby in Amt Homburg, called Hafelfingen. Prof. Albert H. Gerberick, Head of German Department, Dickenson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and likewise a descendant of Martin Heffelfinger, wrote, 4 April 1938 as follows: "There can be hardly any doubt that the Heffelfingers take their family name from the town of Hafelfingen in Switzerland. There are many place names ending in -ingen and -fingen in southern Germany and Switzerland. These are possessive names, and usually mark ancestral home of family. 'Hafele' is a south German diminuitive of Hafner (potter). So the conclusion must be that 'Hafelfingen' means the home of the potter; the place where pottery is made - and doubtless the Hafelfingers were early and well-known pottery makers, living near desirable and useful clay pits and kilns in order to have a village named for them."

Wissen Martin Heffelfinger of Diegten, Amt Famsburg, Canton of Basel, Switzerland, age 41 years, entered the port of Philadelphia 23 September 1740, on the ship "Friendship" with William Vittery as captain, and became the immigrant ancestor of the Heffelfingers in Lancaster and Cumberland counties, Pennsylvania. With Martin the father, came five motherless children, for the wife and mother, Anna Maria Gysin, Age 40, was lost at sea on the voyage over.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

Martin Hafelfinger of Kiegten, Amt Farnsburg, Canton of Basel, Switzerland, aged 41 years, entered the port of Philadelphia, September 23, 1740, on the ship "Friendship," with William Vittery as captain, and became the immigrant ancestor of the Heffelfingers in Lancaster and Cumberland counties, Pennsylvania. With Martin the father came five motherless children, for the wife and mother, Anna Maria Gysin, age 40, was lost at sea on the voyage. What was the impulse, the driving urge that cause Martin der Wissen (Martin the wise one) to leave the fatherland and seek a new home in a strange country across three thousand miles of sea? Faust and Brumbaugh in their two-volume account of Swiss Emigrants to the American Colonies in the Eighteenth Century give us the answer. The Swiss emigrants were of the Reformed Church for the most part, or of the various other religioius offshoots of the Protestant movement begun by Luther. Many, if not all, were farmers, and in a sense by custom and law "tied down" to the land which they cultivated. Land ownership more and more centered in the wealthy and aristocratic caste of the cities of Bern, Zurich and Basel. Emi             gration for religious freedom and for the possibilities of free action and land ownership enticed colonization as early as 1710. "The old tradition forbade emigration. Leaving the country of one's birth seemed equivalent to desertion, and as desertion from the army was paid for with loss of life, so emigration was punishable with loss of all that the state deemed worth having, i.e. citizenship, property, land and home rights. Banishment, social ostracism, refusal of permission to return, imprisonment for life if caught returning, these were the conditions on which the emigrant gave up his country." Even Martin Luther in his German Bible read into his translation, 37th Psalm, 3rd verse, the duty "to remain in the fatherland and make an honest living therein". However, many of these sectarian groups were considered a source of danger to both church and state; their refusal to bear arms or hold office, their simplicity of worship and communal tendencies seemed to undermine the foundations of civil governments, of the Protestant and Catholic Churches alike. Deportation to the American Colonies seemed to offer a hope of relief." But emigration, once started, swept on as a tide and drew in others whom the State could not allow to leave with equanimity. Switzerland began to see whole districts depopulated. Agents and missionaries with their agitation for emigration and for colonization became too numerous. The government saw that an able-bodied emigrant meant the loss of a defender of the land, and of an agricultural or industrial worker. Laws were passed forbidding emigration, especially in 1720, 1735, 1736, 1738, 1749, 1753, 1754, 1771 and 1773. "The Protestant cantons of Bern, Zurich, and Basel were most affected with the emigration fever. Sale of property by those leaving was forbidden; agents distributing literature on America or soliciting emigration were fined and imprisoned; those who left were deprived of all land and citizenship rights forever; and penalties were set for those who bought emigrant property or goods. Authorities made strenuous efforts to secure a census of all emigration and the local preachers in the different parishes were asked to collect and report all information regarding the same. But to return to Basel and the Hafelfingers: The Canton of Basel in the eighteenth century consisted of the city of Basel and the seven country districts of Baselland. These districts were known as Aemter or Vogteyen. The main part of Baselland slopes down from the crest of the Jura mountains to the Rhine, and is intersected by numerous valleys. Even today one-third of Baselland is covered with forests; fruit trees abound and vineyards still occupy one per cent of the whole area, which is much less than formerly. At times floods cover the lowlands - at other times there are droughts. About 1730-40 another trouble had arisen; wealth and landholding became more fixed in the city of Basel and the landlords secured a law forbidding an interest rate of less than five per cent, which took away incentive to labor. The dwellers complained (for few were allowed to own the land they occupied and tilled). For these reasons and others, some emigration was permitted, coupled with a ten per cent tax, and with a land-separation fee (manumission) for both adults and children. Faust writes, "1740. This year there was once more a considerable number of applicants and among them fewer poor and paupers. They were examined by the deputies to the 'Landessachen', to whom henceforth all matters of emigration not directly concerning the factories were referred. The applicants complained of lack of sufficient work and a decrease of their property despite their utmost efforts. Times were rather hard and it was scarcely possible for them to find means to pay the five per cent interest which they had to pay to their honorable creditors. Since ruin was staring them in the face, they wished to seek homes and sustenance in another part of the world, while they still had some property left. Their families were of the same mind as they were. Remonstrances and warnings on the part of the deputies were in vain. The Council therefore consented to the emigration of all who had applied up to March 16, 1740."

Diegten. From Martin Hafelfinger of Diegten (called Wissen Martin, aged 41), the following taxes: ten percent tax on 1100 pounds worth of property $110; pro manumissione for him and his wife $20; pro manumissione for their five children $25; total $155.

Herr Gerster who emigrated to Pennsylvania from Baselland in 1737 wrote back to Switzerland as follows regarding this family: "Wissen Martin lost his wife on this voyage. Those who sailed for Philadelphia in 1740 had a very bad passage; nearly sixty people from the Canton of Basel died, mostly of hunger, foir they had a very rough voyage with storms, so that they lost overboard their possessions and cooking utensils. From Diegten also came Mathiss Mohler, age 31, who died on the voyage, bequeathing if not all, at least a good deal of his money to fellow emigrants. Wissen Martin has inherited 12 doubloons of him." We do not know how soon after March 16, 1740, Martin left Basel. Hans Stauffer in 1709, in his diary, tells us that, when he came from Alsheim, Germany, 20 miles south of Mains, and far down the Rhine and much nearer the sea than Basel, it took his party from Nov. 5 to December 19 to arrive at Rotterdam; and London was reached on January 26. The sea journey itself between London and Philadelphia took from 80 to 90 days. The "Friendship" sailed first from Rotterdam at the mouth of the Rhine, and then stopped at Cowes, England, arriving at Philadelphia with 120 passengers, September 23, 1740, bringing in Martin Hafelfinger and his five motherless children.

[The above covers pages 1-6 of the history; I have more in my paper files should it be needed.]

Heffelfinger, John Byers, The Heffelfinger Genealogy, Newton, Kansas, 1951.

 

Notes for Anna Maria Gysin:

Died at sea.

       

Children of Wissen Heffelfinger and Anna Gysin are:

                               i.    Anna Heffelfinger

 

More About Anna Heffelfinger:

Baptism: 03 Jul 1731, Switzerland

 

                              ii.    Elisabeth Heffelfinger

 

More About Elisabeth Heffelfinger:

Baptism: 14 Oct 1725

 

                              iii.    Johannes Heffelfinger

 

More About Johannes Heffelfinger:

Baptism: 05 Dec 1737, Switzerland

 

                             iv.    Verena Heffelfinger

 

More About Verena Heffelfinger:

Baptism: 03 Jul 1729, Switzerland

 

         16                 v.    Martin Heffelfinger, born 1733; died Aft. 1790; married Anna Marie Wolfersberger Bef. 1757.

 

 

        34.  John Wolfersberger

       

Children of John Wolfersberger are:

         17                  i.    Anna Marie Wolfersberger, married Martin Heffelfinger Bef. 1757.

                              ii.    Phillip Wolfersberger

 

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DESCENDANTS OF ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER

 

 

Descendants of Artemus Ward Beecher Heffelfinger

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6 HEFFELFINGER  (MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 17 Jan 1873 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis Co., MO, and died 23 Dec 1945 in Dunedin, Pinellas Co., FL.  He married MARY EULETHA HOLLOPETER 25 Sep 1895 in Eel River, Allen Co., IN, daughter of ISRAEL HOLLOPETER and JEMIMA STEVICK.  She was born 13 Jun 1877 in Allen Co., IN, and died 26 Aug 1949 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER:

1910 Census: IN, DeKalb, Butler, ED #70, 30 April 1910, Image #11 of 18 at Genealogy.com, Roll 345, Book 3, Page 6A, Dwelling #125, Family #126.

1. Heffelfinger, A., Head, Male, White, Age 37, Married (14 Years), b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Home Farm, Employer, Read & Write, Own, Mortgage, Farm, Farm Schedule #86.

2. Heffelfinger, Mary, Wife, Female, White, Age 32, Married (14 Years), 9 children (5 living), b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Read & Write.

3. Heffelfinger, Marie, Daughter, Female, White, Age 12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Read & Write, School.

4. Heffelfinger, Iva, Daughter, Female, White, Age 11, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Read & Write, School.

5. Heffelfinger, Vonell, Daughter, Female, White, Age 9, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, School.

6. Heffelfinger, Laura, Daughter, Female, White, Age 6, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, School.

7. Heffelfinger, Taft, Son, Male, White, Age 1 & 6/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

 

1920 Census: IN, DeKalb, Butler, ED #89, 17-19 January 1920, Dwelling #187, Family #195.

1. Heffelfinger, A. W., Head, Own, Free, Male, White, Age 46, Married, Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Truck Farm, Own Account, Farm Schedule #141.

2. Heffelfinger, Mary, Wife, Female, White, Age 42, Married, Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English.

3. Heffelfinger, Iva, Daughter, Female, White, Age 20, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

4. Heffelfinger, Vonell, Daughter, Female, White, Age 19, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

5. Heffelfinger, Laura, Daughter, Female, White, Age 16, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

6. Heffelfinger, Taft, Son, Male, White, Age 11, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

7. Heffelfinger, Bruce, Son, Male, White, Age 8, Single, School, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

8. Heffelfinger, Catharine, Daughter, Female, White, Age 6, Single, School, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

9. Heffelfinger, Keith, Son, Male, White, Age 3 1/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

10. Heffelfinger, Betty, Daughter, Female, White, Age 1 2/12, Single, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN

 

1930 Census: IN, Allen, Perry, District 67, 7 May 1930, Sheet 19A, Dwelling #344, Family #349.

1. Heffcofinger, Artenay W., Head, Own, Radio, Male, White, Age 57, Married (at age 22), Read & Write, b IN, father b PA, mother b PA, English, Farmer, Truck Farm, Own.

2. Heffcofinger, Mary E., Wife, Female, White, Age 52, Married (at age 18), Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b PA, English.

3. Heffcofinger, Iva J., Daughter, Female, White, Age 31, Single, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English, Teacher, Public School, Wage.

4. Heffcofinger, Taft H., Son, Male, White, Age 21, Single, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

5. Heffcofinger, Ruth G., Daughter, Female, White, Age 18, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

6. Heffcofinger, Mary K., Daughter, Female, White, Age 16, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

7. Heffcofinger, Miles T., Son, Male, White, Age 13, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

8. Heffcofinger, Mary E., Daughter, Female, White, Age 11, Single, School, Read & Write, b IN, father b IN, mother b IN, English.

 

Barney raised produce crops for market. He had the only irrigation operation in the area. He lived on a farm south of Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN and sold it just before the depression to a gravel company. The edition is now called Holliday Lakes. He built a home on Lima Rd., just north of Huntertown and sold produce in his roadside market. He was known for his wonderful melons. He later retired in Dunedin, Florida during the winter, and in the summer at Wall Lake, Orland, Indiana.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

More About ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Notes for MARY EULETHA HOLLOPETER:

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Heffelfinger, a native and for many years a resident of Butler township, DeKalb Co., will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in Huntertown. The Rev. J. S. Stephenson will officiate and burial will be made in Cedar Chapel cemetery in Butler township. She was a member of the Cedar Chapel congregation.

Mrs. Heffelfinger was 72 years old and died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forest Gump, in Huntertown. She had been ill for a year from heart trouble and was bedfast for the last nine weeks. Her conditon became critical while she was living in her winter home in Dunnedin, Fla., and she was then removed to the Gump residence.

Mrs. Heffelfinger was born June 12, 1877, and was married to Artemus W. Heffelfinger. They lived on a Butler township farm unitl he retired and he died in Florida Dec. 23, 1945. Thereafter Mrs. Heffelfinger spent the winters in Florida and the remainder of the time with her children.

Survivors are seven daughters, two sons, 17 grandchildren, seven great-granchildren, one sister and five brothers. The children are Mrs. Conrad Tucker, Mrs. Gump and Taft Heffelfinger of Huntertown; Mrs. Stanley Potter of 215 West Fourth street, Auburn; Mrs. Merl Amstutz of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Harvey Bell of Waynedale; Mrs. George Lucas of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. George Fogel of Churubusco, and Keith Heffelfinger of two and a half miles north of Garrett. The sister is Mrs. Lulu Heffelfinger of Huntertown and the brothers are Albert Hollopeter of Dunnedin, Fla.; Arthur Hollopeter of Indianapolis; Alph Hollopeter of Lima, O.; Zend Hollopeter of Kendallville, and Herschel Hollopeter of Kendallville. Note: written on obit Buried Aug. 29, 1949. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 4, page 58)

 

 

More About MARY EULETHA HOLLOPETER:

Burial: 29 Aug 1949, Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Marriage Notes for ARTEMUS HEFFELFINGER and MARY HOLLOPETER:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about P Heffelfinger

Name: A W P Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Mary Hollopeter

Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1895

Marriage County: Allen 

Source Title 1: Allen County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1824 - 1920 Inclusive Vol 

Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O 

Book: 21 

OS Page: 376 

 

 

       

Children of ARTEMUS HEFFELFINGER and MARY HOLLOPETER are:

2.                   i.    FRANCES MARIE7 HEFFELFINGER, b. 29 May 1897, IN; d. 30 Jan 1965, Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.

                     ii.    IVA IRENE HEFFELFINGER, b. 12 Jan 1899, IN; d. 19 Apr 1984, Auburn, De Kalb Co., IN; m. STANLEY POTTER, 13 Apr 1935, Auburn, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 1953.

 

Notes for IVA IRENE HEFFELFINGER:

She was a schoolteacher in Garrett, Huntertown and Churubusco, Indiana.

Source: Shirley (Heffelfinger) Underwood.

 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Friday, April 20, 1984, p. 2C, Col. 4

    Iva I. Potter, 85, of Auburn, formerly of Huntertown, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn.

    Mrs. Potter was a retired teacher in Huntertown and DeKalb County.   Her husband, Stanley, died in 1953.

    Surviving are two brothers, Taft Heffelfinger, of Huntertown, and Keith Heffelfinger, of Auburn; and one sister, Betty Bell, of Fort Wayne.

    Services at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home, Auburn, with calling there after 4 p.m. today.   Burial in Roselawn Cemetery.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Iva Potter

Name: Iva Potter

SSN: 313-22-2313 

Last Residence: 46706  Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 12 Jan 1899

Died: Apr 1984

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About IVA IRENE HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 21 Apr 1984, Auburn, De Kalb Co., IN

Social Security Number: 313-22-2313

 

3.                  iii.    VONELL M. HEFFELFINGER, b. 03 Oct 1900, Allen Co., IN; d. 03 Aug 1974, Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.

4.                 iv.    LAURA INEZ HEFFELFINGER, b. 24 Jul 1903, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 10 Mar 1979, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

5.                  v.    HERMAN TAFT HEFFELFINGER, b. 15 Dec 1908, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 13 Jun 1985, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

6.                 vi.    RUTH GERALDINE HEFFELFINGER, b. 29 Jul 1911, Butler, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 09 Sep 1980, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

                   vii.    MARY CATHRYN HEFFELFINGER, b. 17 Jun 1913, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 30 Oct 1966, Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN; m. GEORGE D. FOGEL, 30 Sep 1939, Churubusco, Whitley Co., IN; b. 20 May 1906, Churubusco, Whitley Co., IN; d. 23 Jan 1972, Eel River, Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for MARY CATHRYN HEFFELFINGER:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, October 31, 1966, p. 2A, col. 2

Mrs. Cathryn Fogel, 53, of R. R. 2, Churubusco, died at 3:10 p.m. yesterday in the Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City, where she had been a patient since Oct. 22.

She was a native of DeKalb County and lived on the family farm near Ari, Allen County since 1939.

Surviving are her husband, George; five sisters:   Mrs. Iva Potter, Auburn; Mrs. Vonell Gump, Huntertown; Mrs. Merle Amstutz and Mrs. Harvey Bell, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George Lucas, Phoenix, Ariz; two brothers, Taft Haffelfinger (sic), Huntertown, and Keith Heffelfinger, Garrett.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sonday and Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco.   Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

More About MARY CATHRYN HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 02 Nov 1966, Fairview Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

Notes for GEORGE D. FOGEL:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, January 24, 1972, p. 2C, col. 3

    George D. Fogel, 65, was found dead at his farm home, south of Ari in Eel River Township, Allen County, yesterday.

    A lifelong resident of Eel River Township, Mr. Fogel had worked at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Plant at Auburn and at International Harvester Co. during World War II.   In later years he ran a sawmill and was a farmer.   He was a member of the Old Time Threshers Association.   His wife, Kathryn, died in 1966.

    Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Earl Richards, R. R. 3, Wolcottville, Mrs. Ann Goodrich, Liberty, and Mrs. John Dehnert, Fort Wayne.

    Services will be in the Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Robert McNary officiating.   Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.   Friends may ... (con't in next col. which wasn't included in photocopy).

MP note:   I received an obit for Mary Fogel who died in 1965, but this Mary was born in Poland and was married to Morris Fogel.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about George Fogel

Name: George Fogel

SSN: 304-12-9379 

Last Residence: 46723  Churubusco, Whitley, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 20 May 1906

Died: Jan 1972

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About GEORGE D. FOGEL:

Burial: 26 Jan 1972, Fairview Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

7.                viii.    KEITH MILES HEFFELFINGER, b. 19 Sep 1916, Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 24 Mar 1996, Auburn, De Kalb Co., IN.

8.                 ix.    BETTY REBECCA HEFFELFINGER, b. 13 Oct 1918, De Kalb Co., IN; d. 17 Jul 1998, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

                     x.    HEFFELFINGER, b. 27 Sep 1905; d. 01 Oct 1905.

 

More About HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: Cedar Chapel, De Kalb Co., IN

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  FRANCES MARIE7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 29 May 1897 in IN, and died 30 Jan 1965 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.  She married (1) HAROLD N. WALTERS 25 Dec 1915 in DeKalb Co., IN.    She married (2) CONRAD W. TUCKER 02 Oct 1936.  He was born 21 Aug 1910, and died 23 Mar 1992 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for FRANCES MARIE HEFFELFINGER:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, February 1, 1965, p. 2A, col. 5

Mrs. Tucker Dies At Home in Huntertwon

Mrs. Frances Marie Tucker, 67 died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at her residence in Huntertown.

She was the wife of Conrad (Cooney) Tucker, veteran Allen County deputy sheriff and chief of the the Huntertown Volunteer Fire Department.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Huntertown Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Huntertown.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Emily Wallace, Muncie; Mrs. Phyllis Hartnett, Grandview, Mo.; and Mrs. Bonnie Kinsey, Wallen; six sisters, Mrs. Stanley Potter, Auburn; Mrs. Forest Gump, Huntertown; Mrs. Merle Amstutz, R. R. 2, Fort Wayne; Mrs. George Lucas, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. George Fogle, Churubusco; and Mrs. Harvey Bell, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Taft Heffelfinger, Huntertown, and Keith Heffelfinger, Garrett; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, Rev. Howard Western officiating, assisted by Rev. Herschel McCord.   Burial will be in the Huntertown Cemetery.

 

More About FRANCES MARIE HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 02 Feb 1965, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

Marriage Notes for FRANCES HEFFELFINGER and HAROLD WALTERS:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about Heffelfinger

Name: Marie Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Harold N Walter

Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1915

Marriage County: Dekalb 

Source Title 1: Dekalb County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Index to Marringe Record 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Let 

Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Of 

Book: 28 

OS Page: 45 

 

 

 

Notes for CONRAD W. TUCKER:

Social Security Death Index Record

about Conrad W. Tucker

Name: Conrad W. Tucker

SSN: 306-05-8811 

Last Residence: 46748  Huntertown, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 21 Aug 1910

Died: 23 Mar 1992

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

       

Children of FRANCES HEFFELFINGER and HAROLD WALTERS are:

9.                   i.    HARRIET EMILY8 WALTERS, b. 09 Mar 1917.

                     ii.    BONNIE BETH WALTERS, b. 14 Feb 1919; m. KINSEY.

10.                iii.    PHYLLIS MARCIA WALTERS, b. 18 Aug 1921.

 

 

3.  VONELL M.7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 03 Oct 1900 in Allen Co., IN, and died 03 Aug 1974 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.  She married FOREST R. GUMP 12 Oct 1922 in Perry Township, Allen Co., IN, son of GEORGE GUMP and ICY MOUDY.  He was born 12 Jun 1900 in Allen Co., IN, and died 23 Jun 1963 in Kendallville, Noble Co., IN.

 

Notes for VONELL M. HEFFELFINGER:

Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette (IN), Monday, August 5, 1974, p. 6C, col. 3

Vonell H. Gump, 73, of Huntertown, died Saturday.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a 36-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.   Her husband, Forest Gump, died in 1963.

Survivors include a son, Marlow, Huntertown; four sister, Mrs. Harvey Bell and Mrs. Merl Amstutz, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Iva Potter, Auburn, and Mrs. Ruth Lucas, in Arizona; two brothers, Keith Heffelfinger, Garrett, and Taft Heffelfinger, Huntertown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Huntertown United Methodist Church with burial in the Huntertown Cemtery.   Calling will be after 2 p.m. today at the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home and at the church from noon until time of the service.   The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Vonell Gump

Name: Vonell Gump

SSN: 308-50-4994 

Last Residence: 46748  Huntertown, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 3 Oct 1900

Died: Aug 1974

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1963 )

 

More About VONELL M. HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 06 Aug 1974, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

Social Security Number: 308-50-4994

 

Notes for FOREST R. GUMP:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, June 24, 1963, p. 2A, col. 3

Forest R. Gump, 63, R. R. 1, died at 2 a.m. yesterday at the McCray Hospital in Kendallville.   He had been a medical patient at the hospital for three days.

Mr. Gump, a native of Allen County, was a farmer in the Huntertown area.   He belonged to the Huntertown Methodist Church, Huntertown Lodge 689 of the F&AM, and the Scottish Rite.

He leaves his wife, Vonell; a son, Marlow, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Russell, Fort Wayne, and Walter, Huntertown; three sisters, Mrs. Clara McComb, Huntertown; and Mrs. Martha Badiac, and Mrs. Eva Huguenard, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, and his mother, Mrs. Icy Gump, Huntertown.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Western officiating.   Burial will be in Huntertown Cemetery.

Lodge 689, F&AM, will have services at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Forest W. Gump

Name: Forest W. Gump

SSN: 306-26-9255 

Last Residence: 46738  Garrett, De Kalb, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 1 Jul 1900

Died: 30 Aug 1988

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About FOREST R. GUMP:

Burial: 26 Jun 1963, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

       

Children of VONELL HEFFELFINGER and FOREST GUMP are:

                      i.    GUMP8, d. 1932.

 

Notes for GUMP:

Died in infancy.

Ridenour, Eva (Hollopeter) and Wanda (Hollopeter) Burris, The Hollopeter Family Record, Village Printing House, Hamburg, NY, April 1958.

 

More About GUMP:

Burial: Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

 

                     ii.    JACKIE B. GUMP, d. 1929.

 

Notes for JACKIE B. GUMP:

Died in infancy.

Ridenour, Eva (Hollopeter) and Wanda (Hollopeter) Burris, The Hollopeter Family Record, Village Printing House, Hamburg, NY, April 1958.

 

More About JACKIE B. GUMP:

Burial: Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

 

                     iii.    MARLOW GEORGE GUMP, b. 30 Jan 1924; m. MERL AMSTUTZ.

                    iv.    GLORIA MAXINE GUMP, b. 27 Sep 1927.

 

 

4.  LAURA INEZ7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 24 Jul 1903 in De Kalb Co., IN, and died 10 Mar 1979 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.  She married MERLE J. AMSTUTZ 10 Apr 1924 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.  He was born Abt. 1904 in Allen Co., IN, and died 20 Feb 1987 in Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for LAURA INEZ HEFFELFINGER:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, March 12 1979, p. 3C, col. 1

    Laura "Bobbie" Amstutz, 75, of 5004 Union Chapel Road, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.   She was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church's WSCS and a native of DeKalb County.

    Survivors include her husband, Merl J..; two daughters, Nancy Sheets and Janice Maggert, both of Fort Wayne; one son, Gerald M. of Spencerville; two brothers, Keith Heffelfinger of Garrett and Taft Heffelfinger of Huntertown; three sisters, Betty Bell, Fort Wayne, Ruth Lucas, Phoenix, Ariz., and Iva Potter, Auburn.

    Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.   Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.   Burial will be in Huntertown Cemetery.   Preferred memorials are gifts to Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Laura Amstutz

Name: Laura Amstutz

SSN: 313-48-8074 

Last Residence: 46805  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 24 Jul 1903

Died: Mar 1979

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1963 )

 

 

More About LAURA INEZ HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 13 Mar 1979, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

Social Security Number: 313-48-8074

 

Notes for MERLE J. AMSTUTZ:

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Monday, February 22, 1987, p. 5A, col. 1

Fort Wayne/Allen County Deaths

    Merl J. Amstutz, 83, died at 9:21 p.m. Saturday at home.   An Allen County native, he retired after about 25 years with the U.S. post office.   Surviving are his wife, Janet; one son, Gerald M., of rural Spencerville; two daughters, N. Diane Maggert and Janice Maggert both of Fort Wayne; one stepdaughter, Nancy Mahan, of Leo; one stepson, Terry Ostermeier, of Huntertown; one brother, Virgil, of Leo; one sister, Lorene Blaugh, of Leo; 10 grandchildren.   Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplecrest Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road.   Calling 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.   Burial in Huntertown Cemetery.   Memorials to Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church or the Allen County Heart Association.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Merl Amstutz

Name: Merl Amstutz

SSN: 305-36-9257 

Last Residence: 46805  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 4 Feb 1904

Died: Feb 1987

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1952 )

 

More About MERLE J. AMSTUTZ:

Burial: 23 Feb 1987, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

Marriage Notes for LAURA HEFFELFINGER and MERLE AMSTUTZ:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record

about Heffelfinger

Name: Laura Heffelfinger

Spouse Name: Merl John Amstutz

Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1924

Marriage County: Allen 

Performed By: Edw. Dickson

Number of Marriages: 1 

Marriage Location: Huntertown 

Birth Place: Ind. 

Estimated Birth Year: 1903 

Age: 21 

Residence: Allen Co., Ind. 

Race: White 

Father Name: Artemus 

Mother Name: Mary Hollopeter 

Source Title 1: Allen County, Indiana 

Source Title 2: Marriage Records 1921-1925 Vol. II G - K 

Source Title 3: Original Record Located: Allen County Fort Wayne H 

 

 

       

Children of LAURA HEFFELFINGER and MERLE AMSTUTZ are:

                      i.    JANICE FAY8 AMSTUTZ, b. 10 Nov 1925; m. MAGGERT.

                     ii.    GERALD MERLE AMSTUTZ, b. 25 Sep 1927.

                     iii.    NANCY DIANE AMSTUTZ, b. 31 Aug 1931, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN; m. (1) SHEETS; m. (2) MAGGERT.

 

 

5.  HERMAN TAFT7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 15 Dec 1908 in De Kalb Co., IN, and died 13 Jun 1985 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.  He married HELEN A. STOHLMANN 23 Nov 1932.  She was born 22 Oct 1910, and died 13 Jul 1991 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for HERMAN TAFT HEFFELFINGER:

Letter to Taft Heffelfinger; from cousin Kate Syracuse, IN

Dec. 1, 1969

Dear Taft and all,

I read your letter and was glad to hear from you and I hope to get all of you straightened out in my mind, even if I am only half a Heffelfinger, I feel I'm a whole one. I used to coax my mother to tell me about her childho~ it had mystery and excitement to it for me.

lt differs somewhat to what you have learned as she always said she was born on a tugboat grandpa owned at what they thot was the mouth of the Mississippi. Her mother like Aunt Lou's mother died in childbirth when she was only 2. What became of Aunt Lou I never knew, but she must have been too young to remember some things and if grandpa sneaked her out under overcoat she had to be very small. I never heard that part of the story. She told about grandpa leaving her with people who neglected her so she even had scrofula and had bare spots on her head from it.

I'd ask her why one ear was bigger than the other and she said she was layed on one side all the time for 3 months or more. Grandpa hadn't seen her for that length of time but when he saw her condition he took her to an orphanage. When war broke out he went to her room bundled up her clothes, threw them out the window, sneaked her out at

night and headed for the north.                .

Our grandpappy must have lost his buggy some where along the line as I never heard that part but I imagine he could travel faster on horseback. She thot she must have been around 4 since she remembered the ride. Her story like all the rest of it never varied. Grandpa worked in a distillery his father-in-law owned when war broke out and he got very angry with grandpa because he wasn't with the south and thot he should join the Southern Army. He didn't believe in slavery and hated the distillery as well and getting thru the lines must have been hard especially with a little one to care for. He told her (when she was grown) they ground the mash some way in the distillery and the big green worms went right along with it all. Ughl I often wonder why he pickled his liver with the stuff all the rest of his life.

She said she sat in front of grandpa, and she'd fall asleep while riding and wake up and they were still riding. One afternoon he hid her deep in the hay in a barn, told her not to move or answer anyone but him. He gave her 5 biscuits, she lost one, and it mghtened her so she cried but didn't try to find it. I often wonder where he went and did while he was away from her, and what would have happened to her if he had been captured or killed. She remembered him coming back and she sat on a big gate post until he fixed a place on the horse for and again it was sleeping, riding, waking and still riding always snug in his arms. They reached his mother's home some how and she thot she stayed there until the grandmother died. Grandpa put her in a school, it must have been sort of a select school as she could read very well, knew arithmetic, and was a walking dictionary I used to say. No matter what the word was she could spell it and tell you the meaning of it.

She never saw snow in her life until she got to her grandmother's place and had never worn shoes. She hated the shoes and called the snow cotton, and cried 'til they let her walk in the cotton. Then she cried because she had needles in her feet, said the cotton was bad and spoiled. She had a cough which worried them so they tried to keep her from eating the long white sticks of candy that tasted like water, icicles of course. The grandmother was old and dozed a lot by the fireplace, and so mamma ate all the white sticks she wanted. Her cough left her and they thot the icicles cured her.

Grandpa carried mail on horseback ftom Ft. Wayne down to Tennessee. He saw momma quite often and always had candy or trinkets in his pocket for her, so he wasn't all bad as he always looked to me. When I was about 6 or 7 we (Mamma and I) went to visit them and I got so homesick I cried and couldn't eat and I was scared to death of

Florence as she got a lot of pleasure in torturing things, and I was so punny and skinny I was an easy subject. Poor, poor Florence. No one dared say anything about her to grandpa. (Florence became retarded after an episode ofbrain fever.) He got discussed with my hiding and squalling and he switched me good with a lilac sprout. He went lower than the earth and never did improve in my estimation. ,1 never forgave him.

He must have been quite a ladies man as he was married 5 times. One wife only lived 5 weeks. He said he dreamed of seeing her wallowing in a big mud puddle and knew something was wrong so he turned around and hurried back, but by the time he reached the place, she had died and was buried. They told him she had quick consumption, but I always thot it was pneumonia as they called it consumption in those days.

Mamma was 19 when she and Papa were married and her life was pitiful. His people hated her, called her that little black thing, except his mother. Every cent possible went for liquor. She had 7 babies and no doctor would go for the second birth. She'd nearly died. Only we 3 girls lived and often what happened to Dora he drank more if possible and her spirit was broken. Ifhe had been the man he should have been Dora

never would have gone to yandpas, but she felt ther would be a little more for Mama

and I. Iva married Dec. 24 , 1900 and Dora died Dec. 27th. It may have been fate, I hate that word. I've fought fate all my life and got nowhere. My rib's have grown together but I have a lot of lameness and soreness and a couple of decomposed looking places on my face yet. Iva didn't send paper. Come.

Love, Kate

 

Heffelfinger Family History written by Herman Taft Heffelfinger.

Let me put it this way. Not all families have saints and angels. Most of the time through the necessity of living, a few things might occur that are not always the accepted means of society. However, there are many angels around and I know many of them were in my family. The ones that were not, added color and because of this gave spice and excitement to its history.

My grandfather, Martin G. Heffelfinger, must have been one of the later breed. One of the things that the family was always proud of was that at one time he taught singing school. Today this would not be so much of importance, for one thing that the world seems to have is its great supply of singers. When this took place there were no radios or TVs to keep our ears plastered from day to day by sound of the singing kind. During this period of history, if one was a good singer, he was about all of the entertainment that was around so this made him a respected member of the community.

Now this is the good part. There were other parts of his makeup that made him a different person. For some reason or other he had a large taste for alcohol. This taste often got him in trouble when he was "hitting the bottle" and just as alcohol makes problems for the rest of the family, so it did for him. Uncle George and Dad always complained about having to get up in the middle of the night when it was cold and put his horse away. For little kids, this was not a pleasant way to spend a night of sleeping. The horse had more sense than Grandpa, for he always knew the way home when Grandpa didn't know straight up.

This story I heard from Dad's cousin, Ila McDermont. Her dad, who was Uncle Jake, and Grandpa had a stave factory in Churubusco. One of the proud times in the history was the one about Grandpa being worth $50,000.00 when he was in this stave business. Of course, $50,000.00 was a lot of money in those days and his made him practically a millionaire by today's standards. The story that Ila told me was about th etime that he went along with a load of staves to be delivered in Chicago. It was his job to collect the money and bring it home. Somehow he got into a drinking spree and the next thing, Uncle Jake got a telegram asking for money to get home. If anything would break up a partnership this one sure would. Whether it did, I did not find out, but the $50,000.00 that my Grandpa was worth must have melted away pretty fast because when he died, he was a pauper, living off the good graces of his kids. My dad always told me that he had many problems with him in later years. One time he took him to Churubusco with him to get groceries and a few other errands that he had. He left Grandpa at the pool hall while he took care of these. When it came time to go home he went to pick him up and there he stood: on top of the pool table with a cue in his hand. Another guy was under the table and every time he stuck his head out, Grandpa would whack it one. My dad walked up to him and said, "Come on, Dad, let's go home." He crawled down and meekly walked out the door.

Another time when he took him along, they were walking down the street when here came another man. My grandpa hauled off and hit him and knocked him down into the gutter. My dad said, "Now, why did you do that?" All that Grandpa said was, "He knows," and he walked on. Of course this all took place back in the latter days of the 1800s. He had been in the Civil War and the country had gone through a pretty brutal period. It really hadn't worn off yet.

He was a man of many wives. For some reason or other, he was in the Southern states, probably Tennessee. His first wife died shortly after he married her and in this way he had no children by her. His second wife was more productive. By this one he had a daughter whose name was Louela. What happened to this wife I do not have the details, but anyway when the war between the states broke out, they were in Tennessee. He was in sympathy with the North and he wanted to get back north while he could. He had left Louela with some folks to take care of while he worked and when the war broke out he went to their house and told them he wanted to see her alone before he left for the north. So they let him go to her room which was in an upstairs bedroom to see her. He had worked out this plan to take her away from them beforehand. To carry it out he had put on an overcoat and appeared to be in a hurry. He told Louela that he was going to take her with him and put her under his coat and said that she should be real quiet. Going down the stairs he bent over crying as if he was in great sorrow and left. As soon as they got to his horse, they rode all night until they reached safety. I don't know what he did with her after he got here, but he did sign up for the war and fought on the Northern side.

By wife number three he had a daughter by the name of Melvina. These were half sisters to my dad and the folks often visited with them. In fact Louela married a man by the name of Keeler and Uncle George and Uncle Charley were in the masonry business together. As you go in Wells Street, on the right side, there is a stone house that they built. Whenever I took Uncle George by this, he always pointed to it with pride. Keelers never had any children. Melvina married a man by the name of Isbell and she had two girls.

Wife number four was my grandmother and she came from the south. Her father was a doctor and was named Spratt. If the story is right, he served his apprenticeship down in Louisiana. In those days they did not have regular medical schools and to become a doctor it was necessary to serve an apprenticeship with one. He settled around Leo and served there for many years. My grandmother helped him and often times on his rounds she would drive the horse while he slept. In those days doctors made house calls. Grandma had married a man by the name of Kelly. Now this is where the lurid part of the story takes place. She had a sister by the name of Jane who was a school teacher. For some reason or other Mr. Kelly would pick her up after school and bring her home. This Mr. Kelly was serving an apprenticeship with Dr. Spratt. The end result was that Mr. Kelly got Jane pregnant before he got Grandma pregnant. You can well bet that this made a family crisis and whenever they told me about this it was always in low tones as it was the scandal of the family. They always said that the baby which was named George was a "woods colt." In those days this term was used to denote that he was of unknown parentage or, in other words, a bastard. I don't know whether Jane married Mr. Kelly, but anyway, this George went by the name of Kelly. I never met the man all those years and knew about him by hearsay. One day when I was hoeing strawberries, here came a man and talked to me. Sure enough, it was George Kelly. By coincidence he had married my first school teacher whose name was Kinsey. If Grandma never got pregnant by Kelly, it was no fault of her own, for when she married my grandfather, she had seven children by him.

If you will notice by the family tree that there are fourteen years between her and Grandfather. Of these seven children, Kirby is the youngest and was named after the middle name that was my great-grandfather's. Kirby died when he was a kid. They always told how when Kirby was a kid he crawled under the table with the dog while they were eating supper. Whether it was the dog or Kirby, I do not remember, but one of them let a stinker. Grandpa kicked the dog and then said for Kirby to get out from under the table. I do not know what Kirby died from, but it must have been a sad time because they had lost a little brother.

There was only one girl in the family and that was Aunt Florence. When Florence was about twelve years old she got what at the time they called brain fever. Her fever was so high that it addled her brain. This made her rather retarded. Catherine Isbell, who was half cousin of ours, said that she was rather cruel to things. She got a big kick out of pulling the wings and legs off things. Of course, Kate knew her. I didn't. She finally became rather hard to control so they confined her to the State School out on State Street in Fort Wayne. She was there a good many years until she died in 1956. By that time my folks were dead and there was no one to see that she had a proper burial except my sisters and my brother. We went together and raised enough money between us to take care of this. When they brought her to the graveyard she was in a closed casket. Never having seen her before, I was curious as to just what she looked like. McCombs was the funeral director, so I asked him if we could see her. Of course, so he opened the casket and there she was. My impression of what she looked like was from an old photo and I was in for a surprise. She was a normal, nice-looking woman. Her hair was not gray like I thought it would be and her features were the same as anyone else's.

You will see by the family tree that my great-grandfather, Capt. John, came to Eel River Township with a family of six kids in 1848. The territory had been only opened up about 30 years before that and it was pretty wild country yet. I do not know exactly where they settled, but from what I gather, it was on the Carroll Road pretty close to Eel River. There were times that we went down this road and they told me that there was a log cabin on the north side where they lived. Ila McDermot, Dad's cousin, said that they had a tavern and a place for people to sleep there. She always said that her dad, who was Uncle Jake, told her that he couldn't speak English until he was sixteen years old. I didn't know this but it would appear that the family was of German descent and as they came from Pennsylvania, they were known as Pennsylvania Dutch. His job was taking care of the horses as people would put up for the night. When I was a kid I knew Uncle Jake well as he would come on the interurban out to see the folks. We kids were always glad to see him come because he was a very nice man and he would always bring us horehound candy. He wasn't too big a man, but he had a lot of vitality. His wife died in the year of 1917. He was 74 by this time and he acquired a brand new wife. She had several daughters and I guess they were dead set against this marriage so they gave him a hard time. He must have been sexually potent for he told Dad about his love life with this woman and I guess it was great. Many years after these women came to visit us out at the market and it was real interesting to go back in time with them.

When I was a kid and we were living by Cedar Chapel Church we had an outbuilding in which we kept things such as the truck and our Delco light plant. In this building there was a room up above in which the former owners had fixed to house their hired man. Off of this room there was an attic in which Dad stored things that he didn't need. There was an old spinning wheel which I wished we had kept and then there were the hoops for a covered wagon. After my mother and my dad were married, his folks decided to go back to Tennessee where Grandpa had been before so they equipped a wagon and loaded all of their goods and took off. You can imagine that this was quite a trip in those days. It must have taken them a good many days to get there. After about two or three years of this, they decided to come back again and these hoops landed in this attic.

My dad was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. From there they moved to Cairo, Illinois. While living there, Uncle George and Uncle Charley were just little kids and hardly big enough to carry a pail of water, which they had to go to the spring at the foot of the hill to get. Grandma sent them for one and while they were dipping it out, a wildcat just across the pool from them let out a scream. Two kids jumped out of their boots and took off like a banshee was after them. Uncle George never forgot this as he told me often about it.

When we were kids my dad never would let anybody tell us spooky stories or scare us for he had one of these things embedded in the back of his mind. They lived over around Churubusco and one time several girls came out from Fort Wayne to visit. Dad was only about 10 years old and he and the rest of his brothers slept in an upstairs room. These girls got to telling the boys scary stories and this left an impression on him. It was summer and the moon was full. They had their upstairs window open and this was close to a tree. He woke up to a scream and there on the window sill was a cat outlined in the moonlight. This scared him to death and he grabbed a broom and jumped up on a chair and commenced swinging it around him yelling at the top of his voice. They had a lot of trouble getting him calmed down and from then on, he always had this fear of sudden unknown noises. It was almost a fetish with him that no one ever scared us.

Iva must have never got the message for one time when I had been extra ornery she put me to bed at night. Before she did this, she wanted to impress on me that being ornery was not the thing to do. So she told me a story about a little boy who had done something bad and after his mother put him to bed, he died that night. Instead of going to heaven, he went straight to hell. This to me was a very frightening story, and just like my dad, I did not get over it for many years. I was afraid to go to sleep and tried my darndest to stay awake. Fortunately, after I did go to sleep, I awoke in the bright sunshine of morning, none the worse for my misdeeds.

While living in Cairo, Illinois, there was something that happened that made them leave in a hurry. In those days, smallpox was a dreaded disease. It not only scarred you for life, but it often snuffed it out. One night my grandfather came home late and roused the kids out of bed and said "Come on, let's pack and get out of here." Smallpox had entered the town and he figured the best way to avoid it was move, so they packed and left that night for Indiana and a home around Churubusco. It is quite evident that my Grandfather must have moved around a lot. From the number of wives that he had you could say that he lived a pretty full life.

One of his wives, and I'm not sure of which one, divorced him. This is where the story gets a little confusing. I think it was the second one, the mother of Louela. I may be a little mixed up here because I believe it was Melvina that he rescued from the South. If this were so, then this took place in Tennessee. One day he and his wife were scuffling around with each other and somehow or other, he backed her up to a hot cook stove and she sat down on it. With this she was really mad, so she took the girl and took off. Afterwards she got a divorce from him. This was the only one that divorced him and the other two died. This set the stage for my own grandmother and by the chart you can see their marriage came after the Civil War was over. If you go back you will find that the story I wrote about Louela and the overcoat was really the story of Melvina.

Sometimes I wished that I had a more detailed story of his life for it must have been very colorful. Something like Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind." History of this period has been a fascinating subject with me because I had some contact with it, both with the stories of the part that my grandfathers played in it and because I knew someone when I was a kid that also was a part of it. In our neighborhood there was a man by the name of Marion Pence. He would come to the folks' house and spend many an hour telling about his part in it. When he did this I was always sitting there with great big ears, listening to what he had to say. He was telling about one time when he was in battle and he fired his gun along with everyone else. To reload it they had to pour powder down the barrel and then put in a bullet and pull on a cap with their teeth to fire it. While doing this and in the heat of battle, he wasn't watching what was going on, and when he looked up there was no one around. They had all hightailed it for parts unknown, and left him to the mercy of the enemy. Under such a situation it didn't take him long to get his fanny out of there.

One time another vet moved into the neighborhood and I can remember how they were going past the house with their wagons loaded with their earthly goods. Because they had been friends with the folks in the past, they stopped to visit. It reminded me of some of these stories about the Little House on the Prairie.

On my mother's side, my grandfather had a farm in Eel River township and just north of it on the corner there was a schoolhouse that went by the name of Center School. I suppose it got its name from the fact that it was in the center of the township. This was where my mother went to school and she completed the eighth grade. She was better educated than my dad because he only went to the third grade. Whenever there was any letter writing, she had to do it. Just about the best he could do was write his own name. However, he did learn to read and he was very proficient about it, for he, like I, was reading most of the time when he was sitting around.

As I said before, my Grandfather Hollopeter was in the Civil War on the side of the North. He was a more stable person than my other grandfather in that he got married and had a large family and lived an exemplary life. After he sold it and retired, Grandfather and Grandmother moved to Huntertown where he died. This happened on February 15, 1916 and I remember him well. He was a stern-looking man and a kindly one. I remember that when I began the second grade in school that the teacher had us make a card with a picture that we painted on it and then she gave us a calendar to paste on. I gave this to Grandpa and was very proud of it. I just was looking and discovered that I lost my Grandmother Heffelfinger and my Grandfather Hollopeter just 42 days from each other. This must have been a very sad year for my folks.

These Heffelfinger boys must have been some characters, for when my dad started going with  my mother, she was very young as she was only 18 when she got married. At the corner of Johnson Road and the Heffelfinger Road there is a farm where the Heffelfingers lived. Uncle George always told me how when they were kids, they cleared this piece of ground just north of the house. Of course, the next road was where Mother's family lived and when she took up with Dad, my grandparents frowned on her doing this. Those Heffelfinger boys were just a little bit too wild for the likes of their daughter. Like all kids she knew what she wanted and Barney must have been it.

 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Friday, June 14, 1985, p. 4C, col. 1

Taft Heffelfinger, 66, of Huntertown, died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital.   Mr. Heffelfinger was a farmer who was a native of DeKalb County.   Surviving are his wife, Helen A.; a son, Richard, of Huntertown; a daughter, Shirley Underwood, of Huntertown; a brother, Keith, of Garrett; a sister, Betty Bell, of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.   Services at 10 a.m. Saturday in Huntertown United Methodist Church.   Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., and one hour before services at the church.   Burial in Cedar Chapel Cemetery, DeKalb County.   Memorials to the church building fund.

 

Northwest Allen County News, date unknown.

'Observations' author, Taft Heffelfinger dies. Former "Observations" columnist, Taft Heffelfinger, 66, Lima Road, died at 4:05 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 15, 1908 to Artemus and Mary (Hollopeter) Heffelfinger. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Richard, Lima Road; a daughter, Shirley Underwood, Shoaff Road; a brother, Keith Heffelfinger, Garrett; a sister, Betty Bell, Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Heffelfinger was a farmer and operated a nursery at his home, north of Huntertown. He wrote over 80 columns for the News from 1983 to 1984 under the title, "Observations," which were historical and witty comments about northwest Allen County life. He also is the author of two local history books available at Allen County Public Library. He was a lifetime member of Huntertown Lions Club and attended Huntertwon United Methodist Church. Services were Saturday in Huntertown United Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Buwalda officiating. Burial was in Cedar Chapel Cemetery in DeKalb County. Memorials may be directed to the church's building fund.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Taft Heffelfinger

Name: Taft Heffelfinger

SSN: 312-07-3636 

Last Residence: 46748  Huntertown, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 15 Dec 1908

Died: Jun 1985

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About HERMAN TAFT HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 15 Jun 1985, Cedar Chapel, De Kalb Co., IN

 

Notes for HELEN A. STOHLMANN:

Social Security Death Index Record

about Helen A. Heffelfinger

Name: Helen A. Heffelfinger

SSN: 304-16-3991 

Last Residence: 46748  Huntertown, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 22 Oct 1910

Died: 13 Jul 1991

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

       

Children of HERMAN HEFFELFINGER and HELEN STOHLMANN are:

                      i.    RICHARD LIONEL8 HEFFELFINGER, b. 14 Feb 1934.

                     ii.    SHIRLEY ANN HEFFELFINGER, b. 09 Mar 1935; m. HUGH UNDERWOOD.

 

 

6.  RUTH GERALDINE7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 29 Jul 1911 in Butler, De Kalb Co., IN, and died 09 Sep 1980 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.  She married GEORGE LUCAS 27 Jul 1932. 

 

Notes for RUTH GERALDINE HEFFELFINGER:

Live at Phoenix, Ariz.

Ridenour, Eva (Hollopeter) and Wanda (Hollopeter) Burris, The Hollopeter Family Record, Village Printing House, Hamburg, NY, April 1958.

 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Friday, September 12, 1980, p. 2C, col. 1

Ruth Lucas

    Services will be Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz., for Ruth Lucas, 69, formerly of Huntertown, who resided in Phoenix 38 years.   She died Tuesday in Doctors Hospital, Phoenix.

    A native of DeKalb County, she is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Barbara Campbell of St. Charles, Ill., and George-Ann Crosbey of Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty Bell of Fort Wayne, and Iva Potter of Auburn; and two brothers, Taft Heffelfinger of Huntertown, and Keith Heffelfinger of Garrett.

    Arrangements in Phoenix are by the A.L. Moore & Sons Funeral Home.

 

More About RUTH GERALDINE HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 13 Sep 1980

Social Security Number: 313-12-7866

       

Children of RUTH HEFFELFINGER and GEORGE LUCAS are:

                      i.    BARBARA JUNE8 LUCAS, b. 29 Jul 1933; m. CAMPBELL.

                     ii.    GEORGIA ANNE LUCAS, b. 23 Dec 1939; m. CROSBY.

 

 

7.  KEITH MILES7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 19 Sep 1916 in Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN, and died 24 Mar 1996 in Auburn, De Kalb Co., IN.  He married RUTH ELIZABETH HESS 10 Aug 1940.  She was born 20 Oct 1920.

 

Notes for KEITH MILES HEFFELFINGER:

Fort Wayne New Sentinel (IN), Monday, March 25, 1996, p. 12A, col. 5

    Keith M. Heffelfinger, 79, of Garrett died Sunday.   The Garrett native was a conductor/brakeman for the B & O Railroad.

    Surviving are his wife, Ruth of Auburn; sons, Keith J. of Churubusco, David of Denver and Mark of Milwaukee; a daughter, Mary Wessel of Austin, Texas; a sister, Betty Bell of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church.   Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour before, services are at the church.   Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Garrett.   Preferred memorials are gifts to the church or DeKalb Co. Cancer Society.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Keith M. Heffelfinger

Name: Keith M. Heffelfinger

SSN: 315-12-9477 

Last Residence: 46706  Auburn, De Kalb, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 19 Sep 1916

Died: 24 Mar 1996

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About KEITH MILES HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 28 Mar 1996, Cedar Chapel, De Kalb Co., IN

Social Security Number: 315-12-9477

 

More About RUTH ELIZABETH HESS:

Burial: Cedar Chapel, De Kalb Co., IN

       

Children of KEITH HEFFELFINGER and RUTH HESS are:

                      i.    DAVID ERROL8 HEFFELFINGER, b. 29 May 1941.

                     ii.    MARY GENEVIEVE HEFFELFINGER, b. 07 Apr 1943; m. WESSEL.

                     iii.    MARK HEFFELFINGER, b. 13 Jan 1947.

                    iv.    KEITH JAMES HEFFELFINGER, b. 01 Feb 1948.

 

 

8.  BETTY REBECCA7 HEFFELFINGER (ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 13 Oct 1918 in De Kalb Co., IN, and died 17 Jul 1998 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.  She married HARVEY L. BELL 22 Jul 1939.  He was born 17 Nov 1917 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, and died 11 Dec 1986 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

 

Notes for BETTY REBECCA HEFFELFINGER:

The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, Saturday, July 18, 1998, p. 8A, col. 1

Betty R. Bell, Fort Wayne - 1918-1998

    Betty R. Bell, 79, of Fort Wayne, who was a homemaker, died Friday, July 17, at Woodview Health Care Center.

    The Garrett native was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church.

    Surviving are a son, Barney E. of Elkhart; daughters Patricia Plazek and Iva Parrish, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with burial in Huntertown Cemetery.   Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Information provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, 426-9494.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Betty R. Bell

Name: Betty R. Bell

SSN: 315-05-6564 

Last Residence: 46815  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 13 Oct 1918

Died: 17 Jul 1998

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About BETTY REBECCA HEFFELFINGER:

Burial: 21 Jul 1998, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

Social Security Number: 315-05-6564

 

Notes for HARVEY L. BELL:

Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, Saturday, Dec. 13, 1986, p. 3A, col. 1

Fort Wayne/Allen County - Harvey L. Bell, 69, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.   Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1982 as superintendent of John Dehner Inc.   He was a World War II Army veteran.   Surviving are his wife, Betty; two daughters, Patricia Plazek and Iva Mannan, both of Fort Wayne; one son, Barney E., of Goshen; two sisters, Agens Emerick, of North Muskegon, Mich., and Delores Hayes, of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.   Services at 11 a.m. Monday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with an American Legion service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.   Burial in Huntertwon Cemetery.

 

Social Security Death Index Record

about Harvey Bell

Name: Harvey Bell

SSN: 315-12-9356 

Last Residence: 46805  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 17 Nov 1917

Died: Dec 1986

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

More About HARVEY L. BELL:

Burial: 15 Dec 1986, Huntertown Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

       

Children of BETTY HEFFELFINGER and HARVEY BELL are:

                      i.    BARNEY EDWARD8 BELL, b. 14 May 1940.

                     ii.    PATRICIA ANN BELL, b. 04 May 1942; m. PLAZEK.

                     iii.    IVA REBECCA BELL, b. 06 Mar 1945; m. (1) MANNAN; m. (2) PARRISH.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

9.  HARRIET EMILY8 WALTERS (FRANCES MARIE7 HEFFELFINGER, ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 09 Mar 1917.  She married J. F. WALLACE 27 Jan 1940. 

       

Children of HARRIET WALTERS and J. WALLACE are:

11.                 i.    BONNIE BETH9 WALLACE, b. 14 Feb; d. 06 May 1939.

                     ii.    CATHLEEN ANN WALLACE, b. 1944.

 

 

10.  PHYLLIS MARCIA8 WALTERS (FRANCES MARIE7 HEFFELFINGER, ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 18 Aug 1921.  She married VINCENT C. HARTNETT 29 Nov 1941. 

       

Child of PHYLLIS WALTERS and VINCENT HARTNETT is:

                      i.    MARILYN ANN9 HARTNETT, b. 06 Aug 1942.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

11.  BONNIE BETH9 WALLACE (HARRIET EMILY8 WALTERS, FRANCES MARIE7 HEFFELFINGER, ARTEMUS WARD BEECHER6, MARTIN GEORGE5, JOHN KIRBY4, PHILLIP3, MARTIN2, WISSEN MARTIN1) was born 14 Feb, and died 06 May 1939.  She married CHARLES A. KINSEY Dec 1937. 

       

Child of BONNIE WALLACE and CHARLES KINSEY is:

                      i.    MARCIA ANN10 KINSEY, b. 03 May 1939.

 

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