Another newspaper item:: " Mrs. Leo Noftz' daughter, Mary, of Black Hills, D. T., is on a visit here. She is shopping with her mother. Her old friends and acquaintances are glad to see her here again."
Thank you to Reenie Carlton for her work on the Gaffner-Noftz family
"Elizabeth "MNU" married CHRISTIAN GAFFNER in 1858/59. The 4 oldest children born in Illinois Mary J., Jacob, 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. Albert, Minnie & Jessie.
Elizabeth & Leo are in the 1880 Douglas Co. Colorado census.
(above bio from f-a-g creator Reenie Winfrey Carlton)
1870 Census Nebraska--database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHD3-VL4 : accessed 3 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.
"Colorado State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8WX-N12 : accessed 6 December 2015), Leo Noftz, 1885; citing NARA microfilm publication M158 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 498,505.