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Kafers in Iowa

Laura (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2001 3:43AM GMT
Surnames: Hense?, Kafer, Kirk, Price, Rouck.
I am looking for anything about a Laura Kafer or her family. Her father's name was Mathias and her Grandfather May have been Christian. Anyone know about them? I know he was in the Civil War (Mathias). Also A Philip Hense, Mathias' wife's father.Maybe?

Re: Kafers in Iowa

nancy (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2001 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great great grandfather was Mathias and his wife's maiden name was Hense.

Re: Kafers in Iowa

Posted: 8 Jan 2002 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Sep 2003 5:32PM GMT
Surnames: Kafer-Hense
My great-great grandfather was Mathias Kafer married to Mary Ann Hense. I have the marriage date as Dec. 24, 1867.
I believe Mary Ann's parents were Philip Hense & Salome Schulter. I have some additional information on Mathias's family.

Re: Kafers in Iowa

Posted: 5 Jul 2004 4:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mathias Kafer married Mary Ann Hense on 24 Dec 1867

Mary Ann's Parents were Phillip Hense & Salome Schulter.

Phillip Hense's Parents were Phillip Hense & Elizabeth Sumpmann or Lampman? Phillip & Elizabeth had 14 Children.

I have more information

judy

Re: Kafers in Iowa

Posted: 27 Nov 2004 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kafer
Daughter of Mathias and Mary Ann -- Clara Kafer Kepler

Re: Kafers in Iowa

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I don't know if you are still in need of this information but if so, then yes, I have information on the Kafers in Iowa. First, the last name also appears on different documents as "Keefer" or "Kaifer".
Christian Kafer is my great-great-great grandfather (through his son Jacob Kafer, b.1834). Christian also had a son "W. Mathias Kafer", b.1839. "W. Mathias Kafer" married Mary A. Hense, and had a daughter Laura Salone Kafer, b.1870. She is probably your Laura.
W. Mathias was from Wurttenberg, Germany and arrived in this country on June 15, 1859 on the William Tell. This ship departed from Le Havre, France and came into NY. W. Mathias Kafer is buried in Lafayette, Iowa, which happens to be about 3 miles from Alburnett Iowa where I grew up. The family members coming over on the ship were: Christian Kafer & A. Maria Kafer, and their children Anna, Maria, Christian and Catherine. (There last name was spelled Kaefer on the ship passenger list.).
Let me know if there is other information I might have that you need.

LorieNYC@aol.com

Re: Kafers in Iowa

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 8:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandmother is Anna (1837-1915). Her parents were Christian and Anna Maria. She had a brother Christian and a brother Mathias, both of whom were in the Civil War. They fought in the battle of Cedar Creek in VA and Mathias was wounded and Christian taken prisoner on the same day, 19 Oct 1864. I'd be happy to share any info I have with you if this is who you are looking for.

Dottie Carbee
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