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I am a retired chemistry professor who does genealogy on my and my husband's families. I also do wildlife photography especially wildflowers.

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Harry Senft
RE: Marie Studebaker tombstone
You're welcome.
Thanks Harry
Added by Harry Senft on Apr 06, 2015 8:03 PM
RE: William Stoffel

Thanks for all the information. I worked on correcting what I had for William and added as much of the family story as I could to his memorial.

I submitted an up-to-date spreadsheet for Squier Cemetery this morning, so Henry Stoffel's family should appear on Find A Grave within a few days. It depends on how fast Find A Grave is at posting the new names and dates. I thought I had most of the southern Calhoun County cemeteries up-dated, but Squier was one that I missed.

I have two questions about the Stoffels with which you may be able to help. First, I tried to find William on the 1860 and 1870 census, since he came to the U.S. in 1856. I was able to find a William Stoffle in Dubuque, Iowa. The age, birthplace and marital status match. In 1860, he was there with a James Stoffle. James was 2 years older than William, and I would guess him to be his brother. Have you heard that name mentioned as a Stoffel sibling? James was not there in 1870, but William was still in Dubuque.

If the William in Iowa was the same one who later lived in Calhoun County, I'm thinking he may have moved to Hardin around the time his brother, Henry, died so that he could help his sister-in-law run the farm. He's listed next to Henry's widow on the 1880 census.

My other question is in regard to Henry's wife, Elizabeth Sarah Stoffel. You said her maiden name was Sweatman. There are several members of a Sweetman family in Calhoun County, and some of them are from England. The vast majority of the population there was from Germany, so it's a bit unusual to find people with British roots. It could just be a coincidence, but it might explain why Henry Stoffel moved there in the first place if some of his wife's family was there. Or it could explain why the Sweetmans moved there if Henry and Elizabeth Sarah were there first. Do you think her maiden name could have been Sweetman instead of Sweatman?

I'm going to look for obits again today for the Stoffels, but would be surprised to find anything. I'll let you know if I have any luck.

Thanks again for your help.
Added by Lynn on May 18, 2013 12:20 PM
William Stoffel

Thank you for your kind words. They are certainly appreciated.

I'm afraid I don't have an obituary for William Stoffel. I took much of my information for him from census records.

I have now included in his bio that William came to America with your great-grandfather, Benjamin Vine. Who was William's sister?

Added by Lynn on May 17, 2013 12:41 PM
Jo Ann
Elizabeth & Owen Higgins
I just posted the information you sent. Thank you so much. All information is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
Jo Ann
Added by Jo Ann on Apr 06, 2013 4:23 PM
Erika Barfknecht Wade
Clawson cemetery puctures!!!
Thank you ever so much!!!

Added by Erika Barfknecht Wade on Apr 03, 2013 6:19 PM
Julie Umlor
Thank you very much
Thanks for the picture of my relatives grave. It is so nice to be able to get pics of graves far away. Julie
Added by Julie Umlor on Feb 23, 2010 7:04 AM

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