HUFF,--In Volinia township, July 20, 1882, of dropsy,
Mrs. Josephine A. Huff, aged 68 years.
The subject of this obituary was born upon the
Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 1816. She was the oldest
child of Joseph and Josephine Affantranger*. The
parents left their native land, Germany**, on the good
vessel Anphratrite for a home in the new world. Tides
and winds delayed her progress beyond the time usually
taken to cross the ocean, hense the happening of the
above result. In commemoration of that event, the
child was named after the mother and vessel, Josephine
The parents, upon their arrival, proceeded to Crawford
county, Penn., where they lived and died respected by
all. On the 21st. day of July, 1842, she was married
to Isaac Huff, by whom she had eight children, six now
living, three sons and three daughters. One of the
sons assisted in the capture of Jeff. Davis.
In 1845 Isaac Huff and wife, removed to Volinia, where
Mr. Huff died, May 21, 1863 and where his widow
resided until her death.
The funeral of Mrs. Huff was attended by many dear and
sympathizing friends, and long will she be remembered
as an angel that ministered to those in sickness and
distress and one of many and rare virtues.
There are some strange coincidents that it may not me
amiss to note here. Mrs. Huff was born on the 21st of
July, married on the 21st of July, and had she lived
one day longer, would have died on the 21st. She was
born, married and died on Thursday and had she lived
another day, would have been married just 40 years.
Cassopolis Vigilant, July 27, 1882.
*AFFANTRANGER, spelling used by the children of Joseph
and Josephine AFFENTRANGER.
**The family was from Lucern, Switzerland.
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