Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
LOUIS STOFFERAN resides about
five miles southwest of Anglin post office. He was born on February 6,
1863, in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Paul S., was a native of Germany
and came to the United States in 1852, locating in Chicago the next year,
where he is now living a retired life, aged seventy-two. He married Miss
Mary Fleece, also a native of Germany, who came to Chicago in 1853, and
died in 1897. Our subject received a good common-school education. In 1894
he married Miss Heelen Stedman. Her parents, Nelson and Harrietta (Reed)
Stedman, were natives of New York, and early pioneers to Ford county, Illinois,
where they both died. In 1896 our subject came west with his wife and located
in NorthWest Territory, Canada. They traveled to various places in British
Columbia, and finally on January 7, 1902, located their present estate.
The land is all under fence, is fertile and supplied with natural advantages,
such as timber, water and so forth, while Mr. Stofferan has already made
a good many improvements. He does general farming and stock raising.
Mr. Stofferan has traveled a great deal in
his day, has been in twenty-two states of the Union and has followed his
trade in nineteen of them. He is a skilled carpenter and does carpenter
work in addition to his other occupations.
Mr. Stofferan helped to organize the Columbian
Knights and is a member of that order. He also belongs to the I. 0. 0.
F., having passed the degrees of that order. On January 26, 1897, to Mr.
and Mrs. Stofferan, one child was born, Mary. They are good people and
have manifested a commendable industry in their efforts to develop this