Obituary of Ellen C. Hafer

The Nebraska Signal

1901

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HAFER- At her home in Geneva at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 1901, aged
70 years, 7 months and 23 days.

Ellen C. Morgart was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1821.  She
married in that county to Robert Hafer, May 3, 1840.  In 1857 they removed
from Pennsylvania to Henry county, Illinois and thence to this county in
1879.  Mr. Hafer died in October 1891.

Grandma Hafer, as she was generally known, has been a resident of Geneva a
little over eighteen years.  Since the death of her husband she and her
daughter Ella have made their home together.  Mrs. Hafer has been a member of
the Methodist church since her eighteenth year.

Thirteen children were born to Mrs. Hafer, eleven of whom are living.  All of
these were present when she breathed her last except Mrs. Margaret Smith of
Chicago.  Those present were Mrs Lottie Eberstein of Exeter and Shannon,
Peter, Benjamin, James, Joseph, John, and Miss Ella Hafer, Mrs. Mary Ough and
Mrs. Caroline Ough of Geneva and vicinity.

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Methodist church and
will be conducted by Rev. F. A. Colony.

The sons and daughters of the deceased desire to express their appreciation
of the sympathy and assistance rendered by the many friends of their beloved
mother.
 

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