Demise of Henry Haffner.

Samuel Henry Haffner, son of Daniel and Dianah Lutz Haffner, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, Jan. 8, 1846 and died at his home three miles west of Browning, April 4, 1911, aged 65 yrs., 2 mos., and 26 days.

When six years of age he removed with his parents to Fulton Co., Ill., where he grew to manhood.

He was united in marriage to Miss Emmaline Lau, October 4th, 1871.

To this union, ten children were born, two of which died in infancy.

Those living are:* Mrs. Lillie Parks, of Frederick; Fred, of Bader; Ida, who resides at home; and Mrs. Cora Robertson, Mrs. Mable Geer, Charles and Roy, all of Browning. These with the wife and mother, mourn the death of a kind and loving father and husband. He also leaves 26 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind and gentle grandfather.

Besides the immediate family there survive three brothers and three sisters, namely: J. Balser Haffner, of Halls Summit, Kansas; Mary C. Powell, of Missal, Ill.; Sarah M. Robeson, of Rushville, Ill.; Elizabeth H. Huff, of New Sharon, Iowa; William F. Haffner, of Astoria, Ill.; and J. Andrew Haffner, of Fowler, California.

He led the life of an industrious farmer, was honest and upright in his daily life, and loved and honored by all who knew him.

The funeral services were held at the home and conducted by Rev. Ella Niswonger. Interment was made in Ridgeville cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 7/11/1917

*Laura's note: Additional submitted information lists the children as follows: “Daughters Lillie May (John) Park, Cora Belle (Fred) Robertson, Ida Haffner, Pearle (Charles) Bates, Mable (LeRoy) Geer; sons Charles (Ida), Roy (Dollie) and William (Arizona).” Not sure why Fred was not listed in the submitted information, or why Pearle and William were not listed in the obituary originally published in the Search Light in 1911.

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