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Jan 6, 2000
from Paul H. Replogle
I have some genealogy data concerning the Replogle
family. I call my project "descendents of
Matern Reblogel." My home page is named
By 2008, Paul's web
site is down. However, another Replogle genealogist
has picked up the results of much of Paul's work and
has included the information in her database at
WorldConnect. Here's the link:
Check for Replogles in that database, and you'll be
finding much of Paul's work. It's a massive database,
even by my standards.
Jan 9, 2000
from Suzanne Neely Burden
Before I discovered all the information you provided, I
was against a brick wall (all too familiar territory).
Now it's a barbed wire fence! I feel sure my line is
correct from Christian Hoffarth and Elizabeth Keim; through Daniel Hoffart and Elizabeth Cassel;
through Jacob H. Hufford and Mary Link; to Mary Ann
Hufford and Daniel Boone McMillan. From that point I have
traced their daughter, Mary Elizabeth McMillan, through
two husbands and 6 more generations including myself.
On another side, I think I can trace
from Johann Casper Creager and Anna
Christina Hoffarth; through Conrad Creager and Anna Marie
Eader; through Elizabeth Creager and Jacob Link - but
this is the sticky part. Is Mary Link (who married Jacob
Hufford) the daughter of Elizabeth Creager and Jacob
Link? I keep running into a Maria Hufford Link listed as
their daughter. Can you enlighten this poor lost soul? I
have obviously gotten misinformation from one source or
another. Willing to share any information I might have
that would be interesting to anybody. Keep up the great
work! Thanks - and have a nice day!
Short answer to your immediate question: Mary Link (who married Jacob H. Hufford) was
the daughter of Elizabeth Creager and Jacob Link.
Bowles wrote in December 2000
(see below), I did not know the answer. However,
Larry is a LINK researcher, and he claims that the
answer to your question is yes -- sort of. The
"sort of" is that in Larry's note, he
wrote, "Regarding Mary Link who married Joseph
Jacob Hufford. Mary Link was the daughter of John
Jacob Link, and Mary was born 21 Oct. 1792 in
Frederick Co., Maryland. She married Hufford on 18
July 1811 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
The name Larry wrote was "Joseph Jacob
Hufford," not "Jacob H. Hufford."
I listed Mary Link (who m. Jacob Hufford) only as the
sister of Eli and Israel Link, with no dates on any
of the siblings.
The oldest LINK in my data base is John Jacob Link b.
1682 Grossgartach, Germany, who m. Anna Magdalena
Neuwirth, b. abt 1692 Biberach, Germany. One
descendant of this couple is President Eisenhower.
This couple had six children whom I know of: John
Adam b. 1721, John Jacob b. 1724, Rosina Elizabeth b.
1726, Mary Katherine b. 1728, Anna Maria Magdalena b.
1731, and John Matthias b. 1737. The dau. Mary
Katherine LINK b. 1728 m. Hans Peter BARTH (a.k.a.
BEARD), b. 1730 Freinsheim, Germany. Among the
children of Mary Katherine and Hans Peter was
Jonathan Andrew Barth (a.k.a. Beard), b. 1755, who m.
Anna Margareth Hoffarth (a.k.a. Hufford), b. 1754.
Anna Margareth was dau. of Christian Hoffarth and Elizabeth Keim; she and her husband's first child was born
pre-1780. So, we've got the LINKs and the HUFFORDs
intermarrying before 1780. (When I found this
Beard/Hufford intermarriage, I was sure I'd found my
ancestral Beard line. So far as I can tell, there is
no connection to my Beard ancestors.)
On another note, there is
conflicting information about your line. You say that
your HUFFORD line is this:
Mary Ann (b.
1810) > Jacob H. > Daniel > Christian b.
However, I believe that your line is this, which
would mean no LINK ancestry:
Mary Ann (b.
1810) > David > Daniel > Christian b. 1716.
For sure, Mary Ann b. 1810 was the granddaughter of
Daniel and the great-grandaughter of Christian b.
I have Mary Ann (b. 1810) in my database as the
daughter of David; however, I include a note saying
there is conflicting information. Check here: Mary Ann HUFFORD
Here's my logic: If Mary Ann was born in 1810, then
she was not the daughter of Mary Link who 1st married
Joseph Hufford (in 1811) and 2nd married Jacob
Hufford (in 1817). Mary and Jacob did have a daughter
named Mary, but their daughter was born in about
1822. The tombstone of your Mary Ann has been found;
there is a photo of it at findagrave.com, here: Mary Ann
"Polly" Hufford McMillan (1810-1891). Here's a closeup of the gravestone:
You can see the gravestone clearly says, "Mary
A., wife of Daniel B. McMillan. Born Mar. 22,
1810." The tombstone appears to be from the era
of her death -- 1891. It is reasonable to believe
that whoever arranged for the tombstone knew her date
of birth. Also, 1810 as a year of birth fits with
information from the census (1850, 1860, 1880, Platte
Co., Missouri). Here is the information at
findagrave: Mary Ann
"Polly" (Hufford) McMillan
So, I don't think you are a LINK descendant at all.
Rather, your ancestor Mary Ann Hufford was the
daughter of David HUFFORD and Sarah HENSON, who
married April 16, 1801, in Harrison Co., Kentucky.
Here is Suzanne's HUFFORD line, beginning with her
Thomas Dixon NEELY (b. 1909,
TX) > Vera Ann HORN (b. 1889, TX) > Susan Ann
DAVIS (b. 1855, MO) > Mary Elizabeth McMILLAN (b.
1838, IN) > Mary Ann "Polly" HUFFORD (b.
1810, Bourbon Co., KY) > David HUFFORD (b. abt
1781, MD) > Daniel HOFFART (b. abt 1755, PA) >
Christian HOFFARTH (b. 1716, Schwaigern, Germany).
Jan 20, 2000
from debra carson
Alice -- I believe we wrote to each other in the
eighties. My mother is Delores Cripe
Carson, the daughter of Dean and Cornelia Wolfsen Cripe.
I have collected much on my own Cripe line; however, my
aunt on the father's side was also a Cripe. Her mother
and father divorced back in the 1940s, I think. What I
have been trying slowly to do is to find out which line
she is related too. Her father came from northern Indiana
and southern Michigan and for some reason came to visit
family or friends in Newaygo County, Michigan, which is
near Muskegon and north of Grand Rapids. Her father's
name was John, and her grandfather's name was Bert, I
believe. I was wondering if you had ever heard of this
family. thanks debbie
Jan 22, 2000
from Nelda Spicer Farrow
Alice-I wrote to you this past year, wondering if Rollin
Hughes Hufford could be part of your
Fairfield County Huffords in as much as the county was
close to Coshocton County, Ohio, and we could not find a
connection. BIG THANKS TO BARRY WOOD! I Am connected
through Peter Hufford/Catherine Myers, Rollin being their
son. You people are great; I have never been so
fascinated in my life. I may have even softened in my
attitude toward him, having been furious with him for
leaving my great-grandmother (whose mother had died) at
the age of 7 mo to be raised by her grandparents, taking
their name, Williams. Barry sent a chill thru me when he
asked if her name was Josephine Brown, she having sued
for part of Rollins estate. That tells me that there was
some kind of contact through the years, I should think.
Now you can add him to your list. I don't know exact
details but couldn't wait to send my admiration.
Rollin > Peter >
Christian II > Christian b. 1716 in Schwaigern.
Josephine is on the 1860 census in
Ohio, Coshocton Co., Keene Township, as
"Josephine HUFFORD," age 8, living with her
maternal grandparents. Grandparents were Joseph
Williams, b. abt 1804, Ohio, and Sarah, b. abt 1805,
Jan 27, 2000
from Patricia Hufford
We've been working on our Huffords; my
husband's line comes down thru Christian and is a branch
that eventually went to California.
Feb 5, 2000
from Nathan D. Smith
I too heard the story of a long lost cemetery located
somewhere near Cutler, Ind. My 2nd cousin was researching
the Nice family in Indiana and discovered this cemetery
which she went to go see. I personally thought that she
was crazy when she told me the story, but I later found
out that I would do some crazy things also, just to get
cemetery info. I can't remember all the details of her
adventure at the Beard Cemetery near Owasco, Ind., something she said about being out in a field
and that an old lady came out with a gun to chase her and
her husband off the property. My 2nd cousin had to end up
showing her their drivers liscenses to prove their names
were really Nice, and that they had relatives in that
cemetery. So once I eventually caught up to her research,
I discovered your site and thank goodness! All the names
are listed right here, and I am free to look at it from
the comfort of my dorm room. Thanks again for all your
work in posting this information; the NICE
and SMITH families thank you for it. I
might get out to that cemetery myself sometime, but I
might want to take a bulletproof vest, ha haa!!! God
Bless. Nathan Smith (descendant of Alston Wyatt)
The folks in Owasco
are protective of that little cemetery. If you're
family, or a legitimate researcher, or even some
honest person just hunting for a pleasant place to
sit and think, you'll have no problem. My
understanding, however, is that there had been a
minor problem with vandals. The problem has been
taken care of. Any time one is doing cemetery
research, even if the LAW says you have a right of
easement to pass over land to get to a cemetery, it's
always wisest to knock on the closest door and
announce your presence. If I can't find a door to
knock on, I always park my car so it can be seen
easily, and I leave identification and a note to be
seen thru the front window of my car. Something such
as, "HUFFORD descendant visiting grave
May 12, 2000
from joe ulrich
Hi: I am a descendant of Stephen Ulrich,
born in Germany, arriving in America in early 1700's.
Stephen's sister was Elizabeth, wife of famous Jacob
Cripe (Greib, etc.) and great plus grandmother
of Annie Oakley as I understand it. I
would be interested in communicating with any of the
hundreds of cousins, descendants of this great family.
May 20, 2000
from Lillian Durfee Borden Crawley
We do, indeed have common ancestors.
Jun 6, 2000
from Amy Hufford
Jun 25, 2000
from Teri Needham
What a fabulous website.........lol I guess we are even
cousins :-). I typed the name Isaac Manchester in a
search engine and it led me to your site. He married
Hannah Cundell who goes back to poor Alice Lake.
I learned a lot and will be back often. Teri
Jul 7, 2000
from Lura Kelley
My great-great grandmother was Catherine Cripe Walker,
one of the many children of John Cripe and Rachel
Fouts. Thanks for all of the great info.
Jul 16, 2000
from Kyle Hufford
My family is originally from Logansport, IN. Thanks for
all of your help. My dad's name is Steve, and my
grandfather's name was Rossco.
Steven > Roscoe D. > Abraham
F. > David > Abraham Jr. > Abraham Sr. >
Casper > Christian b. 1716 in Schwaigern, Germany.
Jul 29, 2000
from Earl and Virginia (Ivie) Huffman
I enjoyed your site very much. William B. Wise, was my
Ggg-grandfather and was a brother to Mary Ann
Jul 30, 2000
from Marilyn Marshall Brantley
OWASCO!! I lived east of there in a big
2-story brick house from 1967 to 1969. The house is gone
now; I'm told it burnt. And another new home was built in
its place. My Maternal Grandfather and family (Jess
Leslie, his wife Stella, and 4 children) lived just south
of there on a farm. Stella (my step-grandmother) later
lived in Owasco when Grandpa had a stroke and passed
away. We will be having a Leslie/Yost Reunion Aug. 13th
at the Rossville Park. Yes, I am related to Wagoners
and Cripes and all the rest too! Perry
Wagoner was father of my Maternal Grandmother who was
married to Jess Leslie (his 1st wife). This is a GREAT
Jul 31, 2000
from Kie Entrikin Zelms
My ancestors are the Henricks, several
of whom married the children of Caspar and
Catherine Stihli Hufford/Hoffart. My great
grandmother, Rebecca Henricks Entrikin was the daughter
of David Henricks and Malinda Humbarger. David was born
in Perry Co. Ohio. Daughter Rebecca was born in Sandusky
Co. Ohio. They married in 1851, but I am not sure where.
David and Malinda are both buried in Kingston Cemetery,
Caldwell Co., Missouri, near where my grandfather, Frank
Entrikin was born. I have been unable to ascertain the
parents of David, but believe they might be Sarah Saloma
Hufford and Daniel Henricks. Sarah Saloma is buried near
Hamilton Missouri. I am looking for confirmation or any
other information regarding descendents of Sarah and
Your Rebecca Henricks
is on page 145 of "The Hufford Family
History" book. She is pictured with her husband
William ENTERKIN and their five children. Her birth
is noted as July 11, 1859, Sandusky Co., Ohio.
William's is listed as July 24, 1862, Columbiana Co.,
Ohio. Married Feb. 12, 1885, by Rev. Zacheus Henricks
at Cadwell, MO. Children: George L., Charles O.,
David W., Frank, and Grace, living in Abilene,
Kansas, in 1909. Rebecca is listed as the third child
of David HENRICKS and his wife Malinda HEIMBARGER.
David is listed as b. Dec. 24, 1826, Fairfield Co.,
Ohio. Malinda as b. April 6, 1834. David is listed as
the second child of Sarah Saloma Hoffert and Daniel
Henricks. Sarah Saloma was the sixth child of Casper Hufford and his wife Catharine Stihli. Thank you for writing, and best wishes!
Aug 8, 2000
from Mike Kelley
I found your webpage during a search for information on
Elizabeth Cleverly. I read the paragraph on Samuel
Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Cleverly, and their
"public display." Could you indicate the source
of that paragraph? Was it the New Haven Records? A
message on an Internet message forum mentioned that
Elizabeth Cleverly came from Virginia on a ship with
Samuel. Do you have any information about that possible
place of origin for Elizabeth? Thank you, Mike Kelley
Aug 11, 2000
from Roberta Williams
I am descended from John J. Cripe
through my grandmother Minnie May Cripe who was the
daughter of John J.
Aug 11, 2000
from Patricia Cripe Manning
Alice, we have emailed before. I haven't done much with
my Cripe line; we have moved from the
beach back to Titusville and into a house after living in
a condo for three years. Hopefully, I can get started
once more on my family history. Our line, my
grandparents, Thomas Matthew and Lulu Pittser Cripe's
descendents had their annual family reuion in Frankfort,
Indiana, last June but I couldn't go as we were in the
midst of moving. Take care. Pat
Aug 19, 2000
from Shane Smith/Ullery
VERY good job on this site! I want to come back and see
if I fit into this somehow. I have a pretty good list of Ullerys,
6 or 7 generations, but it's one in the morning, and I
must put the "genealogy bug" to bed! (I
recently got it and can't quit researching.)
Aug 22, 2000
from Nareen Lake
I am descended (on my father's side) from Elijah
Smith, David Todd, and Robert Todd, all
"distant cousins" to Mary Todd Lincoln as you
are. Thank you for providing this interesting
Aug 23, 2000
from Pat Mote
Thank you for including me as a link to Jacob
Grieb. I did that research in the early 1980s
before computers. I am sure there is much newer
information. My brother and I are presently working on
our father's side, Long and Edson. Yes, the bug hit him
too. He devised our website, jimlong.com/genealogy.
We have found many interesting relatives (royal ones).
Now where is our castle!! Someday, I hope to get on the
Cripe side of our family. Thanks for the great website.
And here's Pat Mote's
web site about the Cripes:
Aug 27, 2000
from Harold M. Kaysen
I have enjoyed searching your site in regards to the CRIPE
family and all its branches. I am 99% sure that Daniel
Wagoner (#958 on the list) (1792-1856)
and Catherine Shively (#965 on the list) (1798-1866), the
parents of David D. Wagoner born August 1838 and married
Esther Wolfe March 1857, are the ancestors that I am
looking for. The family history of "Descendants of
Leonard Wolf and Catherine Cripe" connect with your
line and shows more children of this marriage. I have
been able find more information on David D.Wagoner and
Eliza Jane Horner and their family and descendants. I am
still searching for David D. Wagoner's Probate or an obit
to verify my family connection. David, based on Census
records, may have been married 4 times. Only two records
are found that show his first and fourth marriage. The
1910 census says he was married only twice. [This could
be an error.] Would be interested in exchanging
information once I verify my family link. Hal Kaysen
"Descendants of Leonard Wolf and Catherine
Cripe" is Ardelta Delores Wolf Baker. Her
research was excellent.
Sep 5, 2000
from Virginia (Ivie) Huffman
Have been going to finish what I started last month. John
B. WISE & Nancy McLAUGHLIN [parents of Mary Ann WISE] are my
family. Their son William B. WISE, b. 17 Oct 1826
Hamilton Co., Ohio, d. 9 Dec 1912 Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,
KS, m. Eliza Jane MILLER abt 1847 IN; she was b. 1 May
1826 IN. Their children were Mary, Eliza Jane, Lutetia,
Louisa, Silas, Harrison, and William. Eliza Jane WISE m.
Benjamin Russell BERKSHIRE abt 1873 IN; he was b. 19 Jun
1852 Ohio, d. 20 Mar 1930 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS; both
Eliza Jane and Benjamin are buried in Maple Grove
Cemetery, Wichita, KS. Their children were William, Laura
Ella, Anna Viola, and Rue L "La Rue." Laura
Ella BERKSHIRE b. 4 Oct 1885, d. 14 Mar 1931 Wichita,
Sedgwick Co., KS, m. Walter Leroy BRIGGS 24 Feb. 1908
Wichita, KS. From this union came my mother, Lela May
BRIGGS b. 16 July 1911, d. 21 May 1999. Lela May BRIGGS
m. George Willard IVIE 24 July 1929 in Wichita, KS. They
Had 3 children.
Sep 6, 2000
from Laurence G. Cripe
Sep 12, 2000
from James A. Quinn
Hi Alice. Got several new Ulrich and Shively
names from your postings on the Brethren genealogy site.
Thanks. Had less luck with the Stutzman
line; wish you were descended from them too!
Sep 13, 2000
from Ruth Coles
I'm so glad I found this site. It answered all my
questions about Alice (Mrs.Henry) Lake who was executed as a witch. My grandmother was
Della Adelia Lake Cooper; and now I am able to have a
complete story of the family from Mass to NY to Kansas to
Colorado and to California. Thanks!
Sep 20, 2000
from Diana Lewis
My grandmother is Glady L. Hufford
(Lewis). I don't know if anyone is related to me or not
by Hufford, but she was a Miami princess of an Indian
tribe. Her husband was Ray Lewis; he was the chief of
Blackfoot tribe. I am trying to find out more how to
locate anyone who knows a lot about these people. Thank
you so much. Diana
Anyone who has worked
American genealogy any length of time has come across
more than one "old Indian story." Most are
false. Now, you are speaking of your grandparents.
That is a close relative, and you would know better
than I. However, do you know for SURE that Mr. Ray
Lewis was a chief of the Blackfeet nation? If so, it
should be easy to establish. The name doesn't
"sound" Amer-Indian, but that wouldn't rule
out the possibility.
I may have a match for your grandmother. If so, she
was not a Miami Indian. I have in my data base Gladys
Lucinda Hufford, one of 11 children born to a couple
who married in 1884 in Lebanon, IN. Parents of Gladys
were Andrew J. HUFFORD and Mary F. OLIVER. Andrew was
the son of Abraham Hufford, Jr., and his wife
Elizabeth MICHAELS. Abraham, Jr., was the son of Abraham Hufford, Sr., and his wife Elizabeth
PLANK. (Check the link for
1900 U.S. Census: Gladys is in Lauramie Twp.,
Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. Listed as born in Indiana in
December 1899. With parents Andrew and Mollie, and
with siblings Rosetta, Mabel, Ross, Troy, Ivy, Jesse,
and with maternal grandmother Lucinda Oliver. ALL are
listed as "white."
1910 U.S. Census: Gladys is in Jefferson Twp.,
Pulaski Co., Indiana; Enumeration District 124; sheet
6-B, line 96. The census taker wrote her name
"Gladis L." She was 10 years old, listed
with her parents; with her brothers Ross, Troy, and
Jesse; with her sisters Ira, Emma, Bertha, and Alice;
and with her maternal cousin Wilson Oliver. All were
listed as white, born in Indiana, and English
speaking. They were living in a community where
everyone was white.
1920 U.S. Census: Gladys is in Owen Twp., Clinton
Co., Indiana, as a married woman, with husband Ray A.
Lewis, and children Troy and Alberta. Ray Lewis is
listed as a laborer on a farm. Listed next to them
are Ray's parents: Isaac and Delila, aged 63 and 59,
born in Indiana. Two families away is Ray's brother,
Alvie LEWIS, age 32. ALL of those
folks are listed as "white." The
relationship of the Lewis family members can be
detemined from the 1900 census of Ross Twp., Clinton
Co., Indiana; on the 1900 census, Ray's father is
reported as working as a farm laborer. Ray's father
is listed as born in Indiana; place of birth for his
parents is blank. Ray's mother is listed as born in
Indiana, with her father born in Virginia and her
mother born in Pennsylvania.
1925 Iowa Census: Gladys is found in Washington Twp.,
Jasper Co, Iowa. She's 24 years old, has an 8th grade
education, is living with husband Ray LEWIS and their
children: Troy (6), Alberta (5), Lela (3), and
Russell (2). Both husband and she are noted as
"white." Husband also had an 8th grade
1930 U.S. Census: Gladys is back in Indiana, in Owen
Twp., Clinton Co. With husband Ray and children Troy
(12), Alberta (10), Lela (8), Russell (7), Maxine
(6), Robert (4), and Pauline Gene (1). Ray is working
as a "paper hanger" putting up wall paper.
They'd been married 12 years.
Gladys is listed with her parents and siblings on
page 75 (in Part I) of THE HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY,
which you can find HERE. Right click, and save to your computer. It
is in pdf format; the file was created by Brigham
I have also come across the rumor that Elizabeth
Plank (Mrs. Abraham Hufford, Sr.) was native
American. I am convinced it is one more bogus,
nonsense "old Indian story" running around
in genealogy circles. I have checked extensively with
the Miami. There is absolutely nothing, not the
slightest shred of evidence, to suggest that the
story might have even the barest amount of truth to
it. Sometimes with such rumors, it becomes a case not
of tracking a person's genealogy, but rather tracking
the "genealogy of the rumor." ... I may be
wrong. Your Gladys L. Hufford might be someone else.
Or, maybe it's the same person, but my genealogical
research is wrong. THAT is the problem with one of
the "Indian ancestor" rumors: They just
won't go away.
Sep 20, 2000
from Dottie Hufford Kearton
My family comes though Joseph Demetrus Hufford
born about in Ohio about 1852 died in Athens Co., Ohio,
May 20, 1925. I still have to get his death certificate.
Anyone else related to him? Glad to find this site.
Sep 23, 2000
from William Ellis Cripe II
Please forgive me, but I am a newbie at the genealogy
bit. I have recently gotten interested in the Cripe
family history but know very little about it. Neither my
parents nor grandparents seem to be able to offer
anything more. My grandfather (living) is John Caroll
Cripe, Jr. My great Grandfather (obviously) would have
been John Caroll Cripe, Sr., but I can find no mention of
this person. I don't know his wife's name either. The
only thing that I DO know is that they are from the
"Indiana" Cripes, but then it seems that they
are all "Indiana" Cripes. Are we a burr on this
family tree or a branch? Curious in Georgia, Billy Cripe
It is accepted as fact
that all CRIPEs in this country descend from the
common ancestor Jacob Greib, whose surname mutated to
"Cripe." A few descendants followed the
spelling "Gripe." There are a few who carry
the name who carry it by adoption, but all I've ever
found or heard of connect one way or another to that
list of descendants. You'd have to begin with the
genealogy basics and work back document by document,
link by link, generation by generation until you came
to a known connection.
Sep 28, 2000
from Russell Metzger
Hi, I'm from Bellingham, WA, and was excited to run
across this site. I must be related to somebody in here
somehow. This is the first site I have seen my g-grandad
Samuel S. Metzger in. His dad was Daniel Metzger
1831-1913. Daniel's dad was John E. Metzger, and his dad
was Andrew Metzger 1785-1848. I have him
(Andrew) as marred to Mary Ulrich, but
in a letter my grandmother wrote, she has Andrew married
to Elizabeth Wolf. Any way you could help me out on this
one? I have good info from Daniel Metzger married to
Catherine Ulery (1837-1924) on to the present, but before
that it's a little sketchy. Anyway I wanted to say Hi
from the West Coast! Russ
(1785-1848) was the son of John Valentine METZGER (b.
1741) and Catherine HOOVER (1745-1807).
Oct 12, 2000
from Anne Marie Webster
Alice, I have read your Christian Hoffarth
family information with interest. My GGG Grandfather was
Joseph Hoffarth who was born in 1799 in Steinmauern,
Germany. He & his wife Franziska Kolmel Hoffarth
& 4 children arrived in New York aboard the vessel
Metoka on June 10, 1850.Their eldest son, Conrad, is my
GG GRandfather. I do not believe we are connected to
Christian. Anne Marie
Your Joseph Hoffarth
may descend from one of Christian's ancestors.
Christian's ancestors are here: Hoffart ancestors.
Christian was born in 1716 in Schwaigern, Germany.
His father was born in Schwaigern in 1674. His
grandfather was born in Schwaigern in 1626. His
great-grandfather was born in Schwaigern in about
1589. His great-great-grandfather was born in
Schwaigern in about 1554.
Oct 16, 2000
from Barbara (Lynn) Schulik
Your Eliza Jane Kitts (mother of Henry Mullan Griffith)
was a sister to my John William Kitts. Both were children
of Jacob and Jane Kitts of Ripley Co., IN. My John
William m. Mary Jane Kelley Dec. 2, 1854, in Ripley Co. I
do not have b. & d. dates and places for John
William. Do you have any info on him or other siblings?
I show your John b.
1815 KY, on the 1850 census in Ripley Co., IN, and
named in his father's will. Siblings David, Eliza
Jane, Nancy, Julia, Jane, George, Joseph, James.
Nov 14, 2000
from Thomas Hufford
My mother managed to find most of the information that
you have posted. I am also a descendent of
Christian-Casper and am not quit sure of the rest of the
linage before it gets to me, simply because at this
moment I am too lazy to get it out and look it up. Mom,
before she passed on, had traced the family as far back
as the 1500s where the trail ended. It is known that all
of the records before that time were destroyed in a fire
at the church in which they were kept. Mom told this to
me, but I do not have written proof of this. Except for a
few letters to and from distant relatives, I do not have
any records of her work, only the completed genealogy
that she has from the 1500s till around 1995. However, in
her work there are more complete burial records as to
county and even cemetery for some of the family in
Maryland that you do not have listed. I wrote you an
email a long time ago and at that time you did respond,
but I had only just acquired info Mom had and was having
trouble figuring it all out. She found a family coat of
arms; it is not near as fancy as some, but we do have
one. She had a multi-color print of it that my Dad (still
living) seems to have lost. However, Dad did make a wood
plaque out of various types of wood that faithfully
reproduced it, except for color scheme. I have a close
relative that has an electronic camera. As soon as I am
done here, I will e-mail her and ask her to send me a
picture via e-mail next time she goes out to see him. If
you want, I will forward a copy of it to you. Your Toledo
Update 2009 -- Check
Hufford descendant Jim Hufferd drew that from a
photograph that was taken at the Lutheran church in
Schwaigern. Here's the info:
And here's a photo of the crest as painted a few
hundred years ago:
Nov 18, 2000
from Douglas Joseph Hufford
Hello, I am very interested in learning where I came
from. My father Douglas Foster Hufford has traced our
history back to Christian Hufford.
However, on the tree, there are many branches that split
off into the void. I am from Columbus, Ohio, and my
father from Perrysburgh, OH. All of his lineage tracings
concern Ohio and PA. I know there are Huffords living in
many other states throughout the country, and I would
love to know how we fit into the picture. If anyone has
any information, please feel free to contact me at the
above email address. Thank you
Nov 29, 2000
from Herb Scott
Richard Borden - Joan Fowle are my 9th great
They're not my
ancestors, but I've worked many of their descendants
because of intermarriages with Alice (Mrs. Henry)
Lake's descendants. Some Borden descendants are
listed here: descendants of a woman executed as a witch. Then there is their infamous descendant: Lizzie Borden. I'm
related to Lizzie. Our common ancestors are Ralph
Earle 1606-1631 and Joan Savage.
Dec 5, 2000
from Bob Vincent
I am a descendant of Resolved White & Judith Vassall.
Trying to trace families back as far as possible.
Judith Vassall was
another daughter of William Vassall b. 1592 and Anna
Kinge b. 1594. I descend from their daughter Frances
who married James Adams. They are listed on this
page: John Payne & Hannah Earle. They were ancestors of Hannah Earle, thru
Dec 7, 2000
from Larry Bowles
Regarding Links, Huffords, and Creagers.....let
me know how I can help.
Mr. Bowles sent this
|I have the Link family
back to 1300 in Grossgartach, Germany along with
several collateral lines of Creager
(Krueger). The Hufford
line is another line that ties in with the
family, and I have several of those lines as
well. Several people have left messages on
Huffords and Links. I am attempting to answer as
many of these folks as possible.
Hans Jakob Linck died
in April of 1738 and was buried in Oley Hills,
Berks Co., Pennsylvania.
Regarding Mary Link who
married Joseph Jacob Hufford. Mary Link
was the daughter of John Jacob Link, and Mary was
born 21 Oct. 1792 in Frederick Co., Maryland. She
married Hufford on 18 July 1811 in Bourbon Co.,
John Jacob Linck and Elizabeth
Creager had 10 children, and I have found the
birth records of 9 of them in the German Church
records of Frederick Co., Maryland, and in the
Link family Bible from Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
Eli, for example, was born 13 Jan. 1808 in
Bourbon Co., Kentucky. The first 3 children were
born in Frederick Co., Maryland; then Elizabeth
was born 2 Jan. 1795 in Jefferson Co., Virginia,
as was Catherine Link (born 3 Feb. 1798). From
Susannah Link on, the children were all born in
Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
I can provide much information
on this family and some on the Hufford family. If
I can be of any help to you in your research of
this family, please let me know. You can reach me
Dec 11, 2000
from Gregory J. Cripe
just trying to find out some of the history of where my
ancestors came from
Dec 27, 2000
from Larry Thurlow
I am the great-great-great grandson of Jacob Hufford
and Catharine Asmath. Great-great Grandfather and
grandmother are Isaac Hufford and Adaline Baker.
Correction: You are
the great-great-great grandson of Jacob HUFFORD and
Catharine VAN HELLEN. Catharine had
acquired that "Asmath" surname from a first
marriage. Her marriage to Jacob Hufford was her
second marriage. No known children from her first
Here's your Hufford line back, from
Isaac > Jacob > Casper > Christian b. 1716
Dec 29, 2000
from Ronald M. Hahn
My mother was Lucille Mitchell, and her father was Lewis
Mitchell. His photo appears on page 150 of the Hufford
Family History Book. For some reason his name
was not listed in the family list at the bottom of the
page. His father was Rev. David Mitchell, and his mother
was Rebecca Mowery. On her bible it is spelled
"Maurer," and I believe that Maurer is correct
as I have found the family on the Salt Lake City site.
Rebecca's mother was Elizabeth Henricks. Elizabeth's
mother was Saloma Huffert or Hufford,
and Elizabeth's father was Daniel Henricks. The Hufford
Family History Book was given to my Grandfather Lewis
Mitchell by his mother Rebecca in 1910. In the book is a
ribbon and on it it says: SEVENTH NATIONAL HUFFORD
REUNION, FAIR GROUNDS, TROY, OHIO, AUGUST 24-25, 1921. I
remember attending a reunion with my grandparents that
was held in Midland, MI, when I was just a young fellow;
I am thinking it would have been 55 or 57 years ago or
so. Do they still have the Hufford Reunions? I have the
Mitchell Family History back to 1764. Ron
To my knowledge, there
have been no all-family or all-descendants Hufford
Family reunions in recent times. It would be a
MASSIVE project! Any volunteers? ... Your ancestor
Saloma Hufford (1796-1877) is listed on this page: Hufford descendants.
She is also known as "Sara Saloma."
Sara Saloma was, of course, a
daughter of Casper (b. 1762), who was a son of
Christian born 1716 in Schwaigern.
Dec 30, 2000
from Debbie Duren Legault
Hello cousin! Enjoyed your site, lots of good info. I am
a descendent of John Bull and Hannah Holly
via John and Hannah's son John (m. Milla Brewster). This
past summer went to Bull reunion, and had a great time!
John BULL and Hannah
HOLLY can be found on this page: Payne & Earle
They are listed in the 3rd generation of the ancestor
listing, numbers 6 and 7.