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Notes for Fronica Yoder "Fanny" KAUFMAN


Her name was verified by a deed on 4/19/1800: "Release, Barbara Kaufman, widow of Stephen Kaufman, late of Berne Township, deceased, John Kaufman, Joseph Gundy and Fronica, his wife, late Fronica Kaufman, to Jacob Faust."

The names Fronica and Veronica were used interchangeably by German speaking people. The name evolved into Frances and Fanny in anglicized form.

In 1831, Joseph Naffzger was appointed to recover monies from Stephen Kauffman, the executor of the estate of Isaac Kauffman of Bern township, Berks County, PA. Joseph was to act on behalf of the heirs of Fronica Gundy.

Fronica Kauffman marriied Joseph Gundy and they settled first in Somerset County, PA where he was a Mennonite minister. In 1812 they moved to Harrison County, OH where he served in the United Brethren ministry.

The heirs of Fronica Gundy were Christian Overholtz and wife Rebecca, Mary Naffzger (wife of Joseph), John Hartrout (Heistand) and wife Christina, David Firebauoh and wife Matalina (Magdalena), Benjamin Gundy and Joseph Gundy, Jacob of Harrison Co. Other heirs Peter Forney and Fronica and R Fa (?) in Wayne County, OH.
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