Thanks for all your information!One day we may find this connection!!
Recently, I've found more about the Poffinbargers/Poffenbargers!A marriage record for Noel & Ethel (Shawver) gave his parents' names - Ed Poffenbarger & Jeminiah (Rodgers).This was the connection I needed!I found the family:
Alonzo Edgar Poffinbarger, b. abt. 1854 MD, d. April 12, 1820 in Marshall, Clark Co., IL.He married Jemina Rodgers on Aug. 22, 1876 Coles Co., IL.Their children were Mary E., Stella, Nolan/Noel/Noal (our relation), & John C. Poffinbarger.
From there .... I found Alonzo (Ed)'s father, Joshua Poffenbarger, b. MD, and mother, Mary "Polly" Clatfelter, b. 1836 Richland, OH.They married July 6, 1854 in Marshall, Clark Co., IL.Their chidren were Alonzo (Ed), Lucretica "Belle", William, & Franklin Poffenbarger.
It's possible that Joshua was a relation of the John that you found; they were both from Maryland.