Samuel and Sarah A. (Heffelfinger) Diffendarfer, brother Jacob Diffendarfer , 7N 51W

In 1850 Allen County, Indiana, Jacob "Diffenderfer" is 54, Barbara 50, Jacob 22, Samuel 20, Mary Ann 17, Elizabeth 14, and Henry 8.

Jacob 1796-1871 is buried in Allen County # 45712808, with Barbara (Kirsch) Diffendarfer 1800-1863, # 45712792.

A possible daughter of Jacob and Barbara is Susan (Diffendarfer) Gray 1824-1890 buried in Noble County, Indiana # 22611693.
John Diffendarfer son of Jacob and Barbara (Kirsch) Diffendarfer born 20 Apr 1821 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania died 25 Dec 1910 Aboite Township, Allen, Indiana"

Also in Allen County was Nathan Smith, who married Barbara Diffendarfer, also living in Noble County. They had John W. Smith in Noble County November 3, 1846. When John was 14 he went to work for his uncle, A.M. Long, in Whitley County.

Samuel Diffendaffer married Sarah A. Heffelfinger on January 28, 1852 in Indiana.

Samuel Diffendarfer was the Eel River, Allen County, postmaster from 1870 to 1876.

In Allen County, Indiana in 1880, S. Diffendarfer is 50 and Sarah A. 49. Charles A. is 19, Freedom W. 17, Jessie A. 15, and Mary 7.
Samuel and Sarah are in Ellsworth County, Kansas in 1895.

In September 1890 the delegates to the Logan County Republican Convention from Precinct 11 were T.W. Pitcher, Perry Fyffe, F. Diffendafer, H.M. Day, Will Thum, and W. Wigart.

Samuel proved up a quarter in 24, 7N 51W in 1896.

They're in Sterling Colorado in 1900, Samuel born March 1832, Sarah August 1830, both in Pennsylvania. Sarah's had seven kids, si living.
In 1910 Sterling, Toby Long is a real estate agent, 48, born in Indiana, married 25 years to Jessie 45 born in Indiana. They have Mamie E. 23 and Max T. 19. They're living with Jessie's father Samuel Diffendaffer 80, widowed, born in Pennsylvania.
Sarah A. (Heffelfinger) Diffendarfer 1830-1907 is buried in Sterling # 57990242, with Samuel 1830-1919 # 57990221.

May D. Stevens is in Weld County, Colorado in 1900, 30, with E. H. Stevens 43. Ouita is 5, Thelma 1.

May Dee Stevens 1872-1905 is buried in Greeley # 65309675, with Everett Haynes Stevens 1856-1930.

In 1910 May and Onita are in Sterling with the grandparents Diffendaffer, and in 1920 they're in Denver. Roddie B. Bissell is 28, Onita Bissell 24, and Everet H. Stevens 56. Thelma is a bookkeeper, 20
Ouita 1895-1983 Bissett is buried in Glendale, California # 85350018, with Roddie Brothers Bissett 1891-1958 buried in Los Angeles.

Thelma Stevens Davis, born March 11, 1899, died in Los Angeles County Sept 10, 1981. She's buried in Glendale # 85376883.

Everett Haynes Stevens 1856-1930 is buried in Clayton, New Mexico # 16508365, "Everett was the son of Thomas Stevens and Sarah Armstrong. He lived in Union Co., NM for 18 months. His first marriage was to May Diffendarfer. They had 2 daughters, Ouita and Thelma. Mary was the daughter of Samuel Diffendarfer (Memorial # 57990221) and Sarah Heffelfinger (Memorial #57990242) His second marriage was to Ida Susan Morietta Small Murphy on August 18, 1927 in Clayton, Union, NM. They were early sweethearts, but through fate they married other partners. He is survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Ouita (R.B.) Bissett and Mrs. Thelma (H.P.) Davis, both of Los Angeles, CA; and his sister, Mrs. Eleanor Huckins, Lincoln, NB. ."


In 1900 Sterling, Emma, 42 born in Indiana is married to William Henderson 49. William's son John Henderson is 20. Ella Brown is 17, Jessie L. 18, and Abba 16.

William Lee Henderson and Emma A. (Deffendrafer) Henderson 1850-1940 # 71166242 are buried in Orange County, California


In 1880 Butler County, Nebraska, Jacob Diffendarfer is farming, 52, born in Pennsylvania, with Ophelia 30 born in Indiana. Ida A. is 12, Wilford 9, Henry 4, and Estella four months old.
Jacob Diffendarfer claimed a quarter in 12, 7N 51W in 1894.
Jacob, serving in G, 2nd Iowa Cavalry, died May 1, 1896, per his headstone application of November 1930.
# 56874975 says his wife was Ophelia C. Diffendarfer 1845-1928 also buried in Sterling # 57659083.

Ida is in Logan County in 1910, married to John Riordan.

Their daughter Estella A. Litch 1880-1969 is buried in Sterling, with Abraham Lincoln Litch 1861-1949.

Wilford is married in 1900 and 1910 Pueblo Colorado, and in 1920 is a carpenter in Yavapai County, Arizona.
Wilford Deffendrfer 1869-1954 is buried in Prescott, Arizona # 24989498. He was born June 16, 1869, spouse Flora.
Flora 1877-1945 is also buried there # 24989541.

Henry Diffendarfer is farming in Morgan COunty, Colorado in 1910, 33, born in Indiana, farming with Ira D. Shelton.

Frank L. Diffendarfer married Ella A. Isherwood on February 21, 1878 in Whitley County, Indiana.
In 1880 Allen County, Indiana, F.L. is 26, Ella A. 24, and F.E. 2.

In 1885 Woodbury County, Iowa, Frank is 31, Ella A. 28, Eddie F. 6, Jennie M. 4, and Emma 2.

April 5, 1890 Sterling "Mrs. F. L. Diff was quite sick the past week.
A pleasant little party met at the home of L . Diffendarfer Saturday evening."

August 1900 "Mr. James Pattersou acted as teacher in arithmetic, square and cubic root and measuration, being the topics discussed. Miss May Diffendarfer wanted cube root explained by the block method. Miss Mattie Shannon explained this method very well, considering there were no blocks to help her out."

The study of grammar was continued Wednesday afternoon, Miss Diffendarfer conducting the class."

Frank L. "Diffendorfer" claimed a quarter in 25, 7N 51W in 1891.

In 1900 Uinta County, Wyoming, Frank is widowed, born Dec 1854 in Indiana. Edward 21, and Jennie 19 were born in Indiana, Emma 17 in Missouri, John 15 and mayble 12 in Iowa, Sadie January 1889 and, Elsis July 1891, and Ethel March 1894 were born in Colorado.
Frank married Elizabeth L. Brand in Uinta County in 1900.
She was the daughter of John L. Isherwood and Polly Wenben, born in Butler, Indiana on March 1, 1864, dying in Pershing County Nevada

1908 Twin Falls, Idaho "In the spring of 1908 the Twin Falls Shoshone Land & Water Co. was organized with J. D. Landis as president, F. L. Diffendarfer as vice president, and F. R. Landis as secretary."

In 1910 Twin Falls, Idaho, Frank has a truck farm, 33, married 8 years to Abbie 46 both born in Indiana. She's not had any childeren. Mabel 22, John 25, and Edward 31 were born in Iowa, Sarah 21 and Ethyl 16 in Colorado. Niece Ava McMann is 18, born in Idaho.

Twin Falls, Idaho 1910 " Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Isherwood of Austin Texas, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. P. L. Diffendarfer, of this city."
September 1915 "John Diffendarfer is in the city from Shoshone basin, where he has been spending the summer. He will spend the winter here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Diffendarfer."

Frank 1853-1925 is buried in Evanston # 70597892, with Ella Armina Diffendarfer 1856-1895.
Elizabeth L. Diffendarfer 1864-1937 is also buried in Evanston # 70598071.
She died in Pershing.

Emma E. (Diffendarfer) McGraw 1882-1960 is buried in Monrovia, California, # 95323216, with John A. McGraw 1877-1927.

Jennie M. Diffendarfer married Claude H. Isherwood on June 27, 1905 in Lincoln County, Idaho.

December 1915 Twin Falls "Miss Sadie Diffendarfer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Diffendarfer, was married to Mr. George Capley, of Ifnray, Nevada, in Lovelock, Nevada, Thanksgiving night. Mr. and Mrs. Capley will live in Imray."

In 1920 Imlay, Nevada, "Sarah" D. is 30, married to George M. Copley 43 born in Kansas. Sarah's sister Mabel Diffendarfer 33 born in Iowa is with them, and so is H.E. Blake 41 born in Missouri.

Sarah born January 15, 1889, died October 19, 1974 in Sacramento County.

Elsie Pearl Mann, born July 6, 1890 at Sterling to Frank Diffendarfer and Ella Isherwood, died May 11, 1972 in Sacramento County.
Ethel Diffendarfer and George Denman are buried in Boise, # 143590120.
" Services for Mrs. Ethel U. Denman, 73, 300 Mobley Drive, who died Saturday March 1967. at a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Summers Chapel by the Rev. Meredith R. Groves of the First Methodist Cathedral of the Rockies. Interment will follow at the Cloverdale Memorial Park. Contributions to the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Born March 2, 1894, in Sterling, Colo., she came with her parents to Twin Falls and Shoshone area in 1905 and grew up there. On July 24, 1919, she was married in Imlay, Nev. to George E. Denman. They lived in Pocatello, Filer and Burley and moved in 1944 to Boise, where Mr. Denman retired as a prominent educator after nearly 50 years of service. Mrs. Denman was a member of the First Methodist Cathedral, Chapter A of the PEO Sisterhood, the Columbian Club, the Women's Society of Christian Service of her church and the Circle Deborah.
Surviving are her husband, George E. Denman, Boise; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Sheehy of Weiser and Mrs. Jean Bradish of Boise; a son, George Denman, Jr., Spokane, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. George Copley and Mrs. Ralph Mann, both of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Jennie Isherwood of Evanston, Wyo.
Active pallbearers will be Ross Barney, M.W. McLaughlin, Sam Glen, Ralph Edwards, F.O. Jevons and William R. Swenson.
Honorary pallbearers are C.V. Parks, Emory Afton, Dale Rustay, Kenneth Slusser, Delmer Engelking, Harold Farley, William Roper Sr., Bryan Capiel, George Cochnour, Henry Van Englen, Alton B. Jones, Nathan Alexander, Dr. Mark Smith and Lloyd Eason."

September 1915 Twin Falls, Idaho "Miss Elsie Diffendarfer left Monday evening for Evanston, Wyoming, where she will spend the winter with her sister."

In October 1889, T. A. Long was appointed secretary pro tem of the Logan County Sunday School Convention.

S. Diffendarfer was on the committee to select three vice presidents and recommend a county secretary to the state board.

The Fyffe school in southeast Logan County " sod school house was built in 1887. Classes began in January 1888. The first teacher was Toby A. Long, who received wages of $60 that month. He taught during the winter months and then May Diffendarfer, his relative taught during the warm, spring weather. Farmers and stockmen in the area build new homes in what is called "The Frenchman" tableland on the plains, finding that is was not easy to make a living in that part of Logan County. "
Although the years of 1891 and 1892 were good years, 1893 was a discouraging time for people everywhere. With taxes, drought, blizzards and debt, by 1894 nearly half of the families had moved away. Only a few children were left to attend the school.

Freedom proved up a quarter in section 32, 7N 50W in 1893.

Freedom 1863-1941 is buried in Reno, Nevada # 143068189.

July 20, 1900 Sterling "Mrs. O.J. Diffendarfer is on the sick list, we regret to learn"

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