Christian Gaffner
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Christian Gaffner (1830 - aft. 1875)

Christian Gaffner
Born in Switzerlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Franktown, Douglas, Colorado, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2015
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GPS (lat/lon): 39.39228, -104.75178

The place of rest is in question? We do not have a SOURCE... No head stone found. The only reason WE feel he is here at Franktown, he and his wife were members of the community.

"He was the manager of the California Ranch Hotel in Franktown, CO."
as per a newspaper article.

Elizabeth re-married after the death of Christian, to Leopold Noftz. (Hoftz)



1870 Omaha City, Omaha, Nebraska,
Birth Year (Estimated) 1830-1831
Christian Gaffner M 39 Switzerland --Saloonkeeper
Elizabeth Gaffner F 30 Switzerland
Mary Gaffner F 10 Illinois
Jacob Gaffner M 8 Illinois
Elizabeth Gaffner F 6 Illinois
Lillie Gaffner F 4 Illinois
Emma Gaffner F 2 Nebraska
Ransom Geisberger M 50 Saxony
Citing this Record
THIS from the f-a-g memorial,
"Elizabeth "MNU" married CHRISTIAN GAFFNER in 1858/59.
The 4 oldest children born in Illinois
Mary J.,
Frances Elizabeth &
Lillie Y.,.
They moved to Omaha, Douglas Co. NE. by 1870 census.
Then having 1 more child, Emma Nathelia, age 2.
(Emma is my GG-Grandmother).
In 1872 Christian helped incorporate the town of Grand Island, NE. By 1874 the family had moved to Denver, Colorado.

(Daily Rocky Mt. News, Wed. Sept. 23, 1874)

"Christian Gaffner formerly of Denver, is now running the California Hotel, at Franktown, and intends giving a grand ball October 2."

On Feb. 4, 1876 Elizabeth married Leopold "Leo" Noftz. Having 3 more children with Leo Nofts they are, Albert, Minnie & Jessie.

Elizabeth & Leo are in the 1880 Douglas Co. Colorado census.


Spouse: Christian Gaffner (1830


(as per Reenie)
Emma Nathelia Gaffner Binkley (1868 - 1887)
Lily Y. Gaffner (1869 - 1925
Albert Noftz (1877 - 1952
Minnie Noftz (1879 - 1880
Children as per the 1870 census listed above
Mary J.,
Elizabeth F.,
Lillie Y., and
Emma N.


  • find a grave Created by: Reenie Winfrey Carlton--Record added: Mar 13, 2015 --Find A Grave Memorial# 143674112
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 November 2015), Christian Gaffner, Nebraska, United States; citing p. 48, family 410, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,328.

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