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 Levi Jesse Noftzger

Levi Jesse Noftzger

Birth
Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Death 31 Jul 1921 (aged 84)
Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
Burial North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 46562460 · View Source
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Published Biography:
Levi J. Noftzger, hardware dealer and prominent business man of North Manchester, was born on a farm in Wayne county, Ohio, on September 3, 1836, but at the age of six emigrated to Wabash county Ind., where his parents settled on his farm in Pleasant township. Here young Levi grew to manhood amid the environments of the country, imbibing the strengthening influences of life on the farm.

At the age of twenty-four, having just been married, he moved to Kosciusko county, where he settled on a farm, remaining there for eight years. In 1869 he returned to Wabash county, engaging in the dry goods business in North
Manchester, being a partner of the late G.W. Lawrence. At the same time he did a pretty extensive stock and grain business. He made such a success at this that he has continued following that vocation ever since, with the exception of two years. In 1871 he purchased an interest in a hardware store and has retained such interest up to this time, having had a number of partners. He owns one business block in North Manchester, which he erected, and he has always been very closely identified with the growth and development of the town and its enterprises. To him, possibly more than to any other one man, is due much of the advance that the town has made in the past decade.

A township trustee for many years, and also a justice of the peace in Jackson township , Mr. Noftzger has been at the forefront of all official matters in the history of the town for many years past. He superintended the building of the first graded school-house in North Manchester and, though he gave it a great deal of his personal attention, he got not one cent for his services.

On November l5, 1860, Mr. Noftzger was married to Miss Mary C. Bussard, daughter of the late Samuel Bussard. Mrs. Noftzger was born in Pleasant township, Wabash county, September 2, 1840. To the union was born six children, two dying in infancy. The survivors are: Thomas A.; Edith, the wife of J. S. Lautzenheiser; Samuel A. and Charles F. (Biographical Memoirs of Wabash County, Indiana - 1901)

Levi was hit and killed by an interurban train.



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  • Created by: OPPSheryl
  • Added: 11 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46562460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Levi Jesse Noftzger (3 Sep 1836–31 Jul 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46562460, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by OPPSheryl (contributor 47070645) .