Peter Hufford’s grandson Charles

Here’s a mug-book bio for Charles A. Hufford (1859), son of Hiram, son of Peter, son of Christian II, son of Christiain b. 1716 in Schwaigern.

From HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY, KANSAS, by V. P. Mooney; published in 1916; at page 831:

Charles A. Hufford is a Butler county pioneer and a prominent farmer and stockman of Union township.  Mr. Hufford was born in Harrison county, Virginia, (now West Virginia) in July 1859, and is a son of Hiram and Mary Hufford, natives of Pennsylvania.  He was one of a family of four children, as follows: Charles A., the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Ella Ensley, Augusta, Kans.; Hugh, Grand Junction, Mrs. Maude Burns, El Reno, Okla.  The Hufford family came to Butler county, Kansas, in the fall of 1876, and settled on a claim in Clay township.  Their first home there was a dugout, which was a common type of habitation on the claims in the early days.  Augusta was their trading town and after coming here the father began farming in a small way, and after passing the first few years of adversity, became a well-to-do farmer and stockman.  He died May 12, 1915, and his widow now resides in Oklahoma.

Charles A. Hufford is a successful farmer and stockman and has made Butler county his home since coming here with his parents in 1876.  Mr. Hufford was married in 1881, to Miss Ada Shervinton, a daughter of William and Emma Shervinton, natives of Canada, and of English descent.  Mrs. Hufford is one of the following children, born to her parents: Mrs. Anna Spring, Ventura, Cal.; Ada, wife of Charles A. Hufford, the subject of this sketch; Watson, resides in Oklahoma; Robert, Salina, Kans.; Mrs. Lena Bailey, resides in Oklahoma; Mrs. Cora Blankenbaker, Latham, Kans.; Felix, resides in Idaho; Mrs. Ella Mannering, Elkville, Ill.; and Nola, Atlanta, Kans. 

The Shervinton family came to Butler county, Kansas, in 1876, and were among the early settlers of Clay township, Butler county, where the father homesteaded 160 acres of land.  He was an industrious and thrifty man and made a good home for his family in the new country, and became a well-to-do farmer and stockman. He died in October, 1912, and his widow now resides on the old homestead. Mr. Shervinton was something of a successful hunter in the early days and killed a great many deer and antelope, and hundreds of prairie chickens and other small game.  Mr. and Mrs. Hufford have seen a great many bands of Indians, who frequently strolled over the plains in early days. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Hufford have been born the following children: Walter, Latham, Kans.; Harry, Latham, Kans.; Loren, Clearwater, Kans.; Grace, Glenn, and Roy, all residing at home.  The Hufford family is well and favorably known and Mr. Hufford is one of the progressive and substantial citizens of Union township.

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