Keefer Laufman, 18241903 (aged 79 years)

Name
Keefer Laufman
Given names
Keefer
Surname
Laufman
Family with parents
father
mother
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Keefer Laufman
18241903
Birth: June 21, 1824Strasburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 5, 1903Laufman Cemetery, Edgar Co., Illinois, USA
Family with Harriet Shively
himself
Keefer Laufman
18241903
Birth: June 21, 1824Strasburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 5, 1903Laufman Cemetery, Edgar Co., Illinois, USA
wife
Harriet Shively Laufman
18271892
Birth: September 2, 1827Janesville, Muskingham County, Ohio, USA
Death: March 10, 1892Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Marriage
Marriage: November 9, 1848Edgar County, Illinois, USA
14 years
daughter
-7 years
daughter
-4 years
daughter
Rose Laufman Snedeker
18501925
Birth: February 9, 1850 25 22Simms, Edgar, Illinois, USA
Death: June 1925
son
son
Jacob Laufman
18601914
Birth: February 21, 1860 35 32Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States
Death: February 12, 1914Marshall, Clark, IL, USA
6 years
son
William Laufman
18651958
Birth: August 9, 1865 41 37Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States
Death: March 22, 1958Masonic Home, Sullivan, Illinois
son
son
Sims Cemetary
18521888
Birth: September 5, 1852 28 25Paris, Edgar, IL, USA
Death: February 18, 1888Sims, Edgar, IL, USA
17 years
daughter
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Appearing in the Gazette newspaper (Terre Haute, IN) on Thursday, August 6, 1903, page 7: OBITUARY

KEEFER LAUFMAN

Keefer Laufman, a pioneer citizen of Edgar County, Ill., and for eight years county clerk of Edgar County, died Wednesday at his home near Olive, Ill. Six children survive, one being Mary, wife of Charles McFarland, of Terre Haute. Deceased is a Mexican War veteran.

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Information provided by a family member:

Occupation Farmer, Tanner (Tannery is located near the Laufman Cemetery in Edgar county), County Commissioner

Education: College Graduate, Prominant Illinois politician

Religion: christian Church at Oliver, IL

When he was 22, he enlisted as a volunteer in the Mexican War where he served for about 12 months. He was at the bombardment of Vera Cruz and the storming of Cero Gordo. Served 21 Jun 1846. Volunteer in Mexican War promoted to Second Sergeant.

When he returned fromt he war he joined his father in the tanning business until 1870, when he began farming approximately 240 acres. He also served as Edgar County clerk 8 years.

Medical: He was sick for 11 days, Died of paralysis.

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