DIED 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 Anphratrite.
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.
Comos (reporter). Cassopolis Vigilant, July 27, 1882. *AFFANTRANGER, spelling used by the children of Joseph and Josephine AFFENTRANGER. AffAntranger/AffEntranger.