here is what I have, and i am looking for more info if possible. Keep in mind that i am the first one in my family to try to do this, so it may not be perfect. The spellign of Keiffer seems to have changed to Kieffer between Fred and Darwin Sr. my kieffer line goes like this starting with me Darwin Kieffer IV Darwin Kieffer III born 1956 trenton, nj Darwin Kieffer Jr born 1923 trenton, nj Darwin Kieffer born about 1902 Fred Keiffer born Lock haven pa 1876 His father was possibly samuel keiffer born 1837 in switz.
I have found this census record for Fred 1910 PA, Clinton Co., Woodward Twp. Note: Hard to read this page. Series T624, Roll 1332, page 177 fpob is fathers place of birth 185/192 Fred M. Keiffer, 34y, PA, FPOB-Switz/German (?), MPOB-PA Nellie R.(?), 27, PA-PA-PA Darwin W. 8, PA-PA-PA Oneida 5, Arthur 2,
Fred is not in the 1900 census because (as family legend goes) he was in the Spanish American War.
in the 1900 census i found this: then the 1900 census shows: 1900 PA, Clinton Co., Woodward Twp. Note: POB is Place Of birth page 313(A) 172/173 Jacob Keiffer (DOB-Jan. 1867) 33y, Person's POB-PA, Father's POB-Switzer., Mother's POB-Switz., Farmer Matilda-wife page 313(B) 174/175 Samuel Keiffer (DOB-Feb 1837) 63y, Switz, FPOB-Switz., MPOB-Switz., Farm Laborer Sarah-wife (DOB-Jan 1837) 63y, Pa, Pa, Pa page 314
I think samuel might be freds father but can't be sure.....any ideeas how i can find info on freds parents?