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Cynthia Messinger McCaffree
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1829
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1898
Bremer County
Iowa, USA

Mrs. Cynthia McCaffree, wife of Bremer County's First Settler, Passes to Her Long Rest.
Mrs. Cynthia McCaffree, one of the first white women to set her foot upon Bremer County soil, died on Saturday evening at her home in the 2nd ward, where she lived with her youngest son. She was born on February 6, 1829, in Ma­rion County, Indiana, and came with her parents to Bremer County in 1846. Two years later she was married to Charles McCaffree, who came here in 1845, and was the first man to locate a claim in Bremer County, the land en­tered being section 34, in Jefferson Township. The nearest minister lived at Independence and there the cere­mony was performed. They remained in the county about eight years after their marriage, when they removed to Spring Creek, where, they remained three years, then returning to Bremer County. A short time thereafter they removed to Missouri, remaining there till rebellion drove them from that state, when they again settled Bre­mer County,in 1862. Mr. McCaffree died in 1871. Ten children were born to them, all of whom are living and with one exception were present at the funeral, where six sons officiated as pall bearers. The children are W. H. McCaffree, of Waverly Junction; Rev. F. J. McCaffree, of Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Cuffel, of Shell Rock; Mrs. Laura Aurner, of Denver; J. W. Mc­Caffree, of Waverly; Mrs. Lestina Sewell, of Greenfield, Mo.; Rev. L. A. McCaffree, of Evanstown, Illinois; Owen McCaffree, of Waverly, and C. E. McCaffree, of Lake Mills, Iowa. There was present besides at the fu­neral one brother, Mr. John Messinger, of Waterloo, and one sister, Mrs. Boyd, of Dumont.
The funeral was held Monday from the M. E. church in Waverly, con­ducted by Rev. Clinton assisted by Rev. Heath. The remains were laid to rest at Denver beside those of her late husband.
Family links: 
  John Hill Messinger (1789 - 1859)
  Mary Martha Miller Messinger (1800 - 1871)
  Charles McCaffree (1816 - 1871)*
  William Harden McCaffree (1849 - 1930)*
  Floyd Jefferson McCAFFREE (1851 - 1937)*
  Mary Caroline McCaffree Cuffel (1852 - 1934)*
  Hannah Retta Ann McCaffree Dewey (1855 - 1925)*
  Laura Alena McCaffree Auner (1857 - 1924)*
  John Wesley McCAFFREE (1859 - 1938)*
  Lestina Amelia McCaffree Sewell (1862 - 1947)*
  Lewis Alpheus McCaffree (1864 - 1939)*
  Owen Orby McCaffree (1867 - 1938)*
  Cyrus Elbert McCAFFREE (1869 - 1948)*
  Catherine Messinger Tibbetts (1828 - 1862)*
  Cynthia Messinger McCaffree (1829 - 1898)
  John F. Messinger (1831 - 1906)*
  Robert Perry Messinger (1834 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Messinger Cemetery
Bremer County
Iowa, USA
Created by: SJ Dewey
Record added: Sep 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42549825
Cynthia <i>Messinger</i> McCaffree
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Cynthia <i>Messinger</i> McCaffree
Added by: Ron M. Fauser
Cynthia <i>Messinger</i> McCaffree
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