Obituary of Ellen C.
The Nebraska Signal
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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
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
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
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