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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1975  I to K

   KAUFMAN, Jephthah "Jeff" G.;  

KAUFMAN.- Jephthah "Jeff" G., son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Helmuth) Kaufman, was born near Arthur, Ill., Aug. 16, 1894, and died Nov. 26, 1975, at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was a member of the O. O. Amish Church.  On Feb. 6, 1917, he was married to Rebecca Miller, who survives, they lived in matri-mony 58 yrs., 9 mo. and 20 days. He was ordained to the ministry Apr. 21, 1929. Also surviving are 1 daughter and 6 sons: Mrs. Dan (Katie) Miller of Tuscola, Ill.; Andrew of Humboldt, Ill.; Daniel of Arthur; Noah of Bicknel, Ind.; Reuben of Millersburg, Ohio; Amzy of Lovington, Ill.; and Valentine of Arcola, Ill.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Susanna Otto and Mrs. Magdalena ……….* both of Arthur; and 1 brother Dan also of Arthur: 52 grandchildren and 42 great--grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 daughter-in-law. Services were held Nov. 29, 1975, in his son Amzy's home, by David E. and Andy A. Schrock and Edward E. Nisley: in the small house by Bishop Chriss E. Otto and Min. Levi G. Miller. Burial in Otto Cemetery near Arthur, Illinois.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, February 1976, p. 33
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

*[Name was “Miller” – From James C. Hostetler’s database, SAGA, Kidron, OH – tlm]

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