The Hefling Family
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Annetta C Hefling

Annetta Catherine Hefling


Annetta, or Nettie as she was called, was born 03 Sep 1860 in Ohio to William Gilispie Hefling and Elizabeth Vansickle. She died 07 Feb 1913 in Center Point, Iowa and is buried in the Center Point Cemetery.

Pedigree Chart

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To next sibling, Eliza

Aaron Osborn


Aaron was born 22 May 1846 in Indiana to Stephen Osborne and Jerusha Wood. He died on 25 Jul 1914 in Linn County, Iowa and is buried in the Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Iowa.

Note: The family bible shows his birthdate as 22 May 1848, the cemetery marker shows 1846. Also, not sure of spelling - Osborn or Osborne.
Aaron is the brother of William Osborn who married Ina Wheeler, Nettie's niece.

Pedigree Chart

Nettie and Aaron were married on 28 Aug 1880 in Center Point, Iowa. They had four children.

On the 1880 Census, Nettie, 20 years old, was living and working as a servant for the Allen W & Beckah A Tunks family on a farm in Washington Twp, Linn Co, Iowa. The Tunks had 5 children so she was probably helping out. A nearby neighbor was her sister and brother-in-law, Alpharetta and Elijah Wheeler.

By 1885, Nettie and Aaron were married and blessed with little Jessie. Aaron's mother, Jerusia, was also living with them on a farm in Washington Twp, Linn Co., Iowa.

The 1910 Census shows Nettie as the mother of four children with three living. Aaron was a self-employed farmer in Washington Twp, Linn Co, Iowa.

They were members of the Christian Church in Center Point.

Left to right: Jessie, Frank, Aaron, James and Nettie.

Children of Annetta Catherine Hefling and Aaron Osborn:

  1. Jessie Osborn
  2. James Bartlett Osborn
  3. Frank E Osborn
  4. Unknown Osborn
       b. Aft 1900
       d. Bfr 1910

                                                                                               page created March 2010
                                                                                                         updated June 2010
updated August 2010






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