©2001, 2002 Nicole Carr
All the way back to the 1700's
in my database (either directly or indirectly):
Bowman, Brown, Fleming, Freel, Fulerton, Godfrey, Hanks, Hawkens, Hemper, Hiland, Holbein, Laffer, Lahm, Lauffer, McKnight, Mullen, Remy, Rhode, Ripp, Schuck, Smith, Sober, and Teagarden
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My information on the Loffers goes all the way back to the 1700's, where I have found Christian Lauffer's name in several places on the internet. There are 3 Christian's in my Loffer database, a father, son, and grandson, so to avoid confusion, I will refer to them as I, II, and III. Christian I spelled his last name Lauffer, II and III spelled it Loffer. I am descended from Christian II's son, Simon Peter, and I am trying to trace myself directly to him.
Christian I married Susanna Best, about 1765. They had at least 3 children. Christian, Henry, and John. I heard a rumor that perhaps each of the boys chose a different spelling for their last name, Loffer, Lauffer, and Laffer, in order to make their own mark. I have no proof of that.
Christian II was born October 20, 1770 in Northampton County, PA, and married Elizabeth Teagarden ( I have also seen Teegarden, Teegardin, etc.) born March 16, 1786 (?) around 1810. They had 6 children: Christian III, Ellen, Henry, Sarah, Solomon, and Simon Peter.
Simon was born May 17, 1824, and married Hannah Wilhemine Caroline Hemper, born January 15, 1823 (although I can't find their marriage record, or when or where she died) and they had 7 children:
Click here to view the census, which also includes some of Hannah's family in the lines above.
Simon, Hannah, and family moved south from Wisconsin to Iowa, in the Boone County area
According to a history written by Pearl, granddaughter to Simon and Hannah, Elias ended up in Portland, Oregon, Fred ended up in Ord, Nebraska, and Mary married a Fred Hawkens and lived in the Mason City, Nebraska area. She did not list where the others lived or who they married, however, Frederick and his wife, Cynthia are buried in the Wood River Cemetery.
Jerome married Sarah Eliza Mullen in Dunlap, Iowa. They had 6 children:
Their picture is on my home page, taken around 1898, judging by the age of Irvin. The family came to Hall County, Nebraska from Shelby and Harrison Counties in Iowa in the 1890's. They lived on a farm north and east of Shelton for many years. Sarah died in 1916, and Jerome in 1918, and are both buried in the Shelton Cemetery. I do have a mystery on Jerome. He is listed in a Shelby County early marriage register, applying for a license to marry a Lillian Phelps in 1875, however no marriage occurred, and I have been unable to locate any other records on her.
William Aaron Loffer married Annabell Sober in 1906. They had 5 children:
Roy Aaron Loffer married Gladys Ellen Brown in 1930. They had 2 children:
Roy, Gladys, and Doris in 1967.
More of the Loffers can be found by searching my database, or visit my family group sheet on the Buffalo County Rootsweb site listing Jerome and Sarah Loffer and their children. Those researching this branch may also connect with other Loffer researchers by joining or just checking out the Loffer-l or Loffer-d mailing lists, and the Loffer Message Board, sponsored by RootsWeb.
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