There is no mention in the existing posts about the Puffers in DuPage County, Illinois. But they were early settlers of the county and their name is on a local school, a street and a small lake in the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. A big old farmhouse, very different from the little ranch houses in the area, stood until recently on Belmont Avenue in Downers Grove. There is much more information about them in the Downers library.
The following information was found on the internet:
Company "D" 105th Illinois Infantry Name Rank Residence Date of Muster Remarks
PUFFER, Charles Private Lisle Sep 2, 1862 Mustered out Jun 7, 1865
Lisle Township History from "1874 Atlas and History of DuPage County, Illinois" ______________________________________________________________________ "This township has the credit of being the first settled town in the county, although before any actual settlement can be claimed many trappers and hunters camped upon the DuPage river, and Indian traders were familiar with its topography, but such adventurers can not in any sense be claimed as "actual settlers." Without question, to Bailey Hobson rightfully belongs the credit of being the first settler of Lisle township, and as the county at that time (spring of 1830) was one vast common, it may well be said that this was "Hobson's choice." Among those who settled immediately after Mr. Hobson were: Deacon Pomeroy Goodrich, Isaac Clark, J. C. Hatch, John Thompson, John Sargeant, Lewis Ellsworth, Thomas Jellies, Martin Asher, Stanley Brothers, E. Bush, a Mr. Paine, H. Puffer, John Naper, R. M. Sweet, and undoubtedly others of whom we have no knowledge. From this settlement the population rapidly increased, until it is now one of the foremost towns in the county. Lisle is, perhaps, the best watered and timbered township in DuPage county, and is in all respects well adapted for agricultural purposes, and many of the model farms of the DuPage valley are in this town.
Surname Given Name Nee Born Died PUFFER Leonard R 1859 1933 PUFFER Mary COTES 1861 1914 PUFFER Charles Martin 1847 1878 PUFFER Reuben W 1823 1877 PUFFER Mary Adelaide 1854 1920 PUFFER Dea. Henry 1790 1851 PUFFER Edwin R 1853 1924 PUFFER Genevieve P.R INGERSOLL 1868 1942 PUFFER Henry 1820 1906 PUFFER Henry Elmer 1855 1920 PUFFER Jessie Pinkerton 1885 1912 PUFFER Jane A 1840 1915 PUFFER Julia Seville 1833 1850 PUFFER Lusanna W 1792 1866 PUFFER Rosella S 1822 1914 PUFFER Robert Elmer 1883 1912 PUFFER William L 1866 1932 PUFFER Charles Martin 1847 1878 PUFFER Mabel AUSTIN 1882 1907 PUFFER Martha M/BLACK 1891 1932