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Joseph Hefner was my great-great-grandfather but all I know about him is that he came from Germany at age 19 to avoid being drafted into the German army, settled in or near Alton, Illinois, maried Josephine Kaiser, owned a paint store behind their house, and had the following children: Willie, Leo, Joseph, Henry, Fredrick, Emil (Jack), Wilhelmina (Minnie), and Anna. Does anyone out there have any information on this family?