Once Upon a Town 28: John Wesley & Sarah (LEBERNIGHT) ZARFOS

 

Pioneer Buried

 

...announced the York Gazette when John Wesley Zarfos died in 1924.

 

Here's the run down on his 6 children:

John Wesley ZARFOS

Birth: 9 Aug 1847 Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., PA

Death: 4 Dec 1927

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Occupation: cigar mfg 1898 (according to Benj Zarfos’ will) & carpenter

Father: Benjamin ZARFOS (1823-1898)

Mother: Ann "Annie" HOWARD (1827-1905)

 

Notes

from "St Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church 1885-1968", First Ave, Red Lion, Penna.  Sherwood F Ritz, editor

p 10, "The Rev J H HERTZ was appointed pastor in 1888 and served the church for three years (1888-1891).  The membership in 1888 was seven but by 1890 the membership increased to eleven.  Namely:  Mr & Mrs Eli SMELTZER, Mr & Mrs John ZARFOS, Mr & Mrs Moses SMITH, Mrs Benjamin ZARFOS, Mr & Mrs Charles WEISER, Mr & Mrs R T SMITH."

p 11, "The Rev George JOSEPH was appointed pastor in 1894, and served one year.  On Mar 28, 1894 and May 2, 1894, two parcels of ground, located on the north side of First Ave, were purchased by the trustees of the church.  The Trustees were as follows:  John W ZARFOS, Red Lion; S S SECHRIST, Red Lion; Moses SMITH, Red Lion; Eli SMELTZER, Red Lion; William OBERDORFF, Windsor township.

The Trustees jointly agreed that the purpose of purchase was to build a house of worship at Red Lion, Pennsylvania."

 

from The Gazette, Saturday, March 15, 1924

"John W ZARFOS is confined to the house by asthma."


Spouse Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT

(photograph below)

Birth: 2 May 1857

Death: 22 Jul 1926

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: John LEBERNIGHT (1822-1899)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (1819-1909)

 

Marriage: 8 Oct 1874 Dallastown, York Twp., York Co., PA

 

Children:

infant (1877-)

William Henry ‘Hal’ (1878-~1940)—not to be confused with his uncle!

Mabel Brooks (1880-~1940)

Louis Norman (1883-1968)

John Hyson (1885->1927)

Clarence Edward (1887-1953)

Mary Marie (1899->1927)

 



1. William Henry ‘Hal’ ZARFOS

Birth: 10 Nov 1878 Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., PA

Death: abt 1940

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Notes

1910 Census index

0123-0064 William H ZARFOS, 42 yrs

 


2. Mabel Brooks ZARFOS

Birth: 10 Nov 1880 Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., PA

Death: abt 1940

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Married Albert G BAIR

Birth: abt 1880

Death: abt 1940

Appointment: Freysville Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Windsor Twp., York Co., PA

 


3. Louis Norman ZARFOS

Birth: 9 Aug 1883 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Residence: 127 W. High St., Red Lion, PA 17356

Death: 1968

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Spouse: Luira Marian DIEHL

Birth: 29 Nov 1891 York, York Co., PA

Death: 17 Nov 1952 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: Millard Ulysses DIEHL

Mother: Orella FREESTON

 

Marriage: Mar 1914 Felton, Chanceford Twp., York Co., PA

 

Children:

 Betty Ophelia (1916-)

Ben Cady (1918-)

Jean Ann (1919-)

Melba Lucille (1921-)

Marguerite June (1923-)

Ned McKenzie (1924-1925)

 


 

4. John Hyson ZARFOS

Birth: 24 Aug 1885 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Death: aft 1927

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Spouse Sara LEIGHTON

 



5. Clarence Edward ZARFOSS

Birth: 1887

Death: 1953

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Birth: 11 Dec 1887 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Death: 26 Oct 1953 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Notes

1910 Census Index

0089-0057 Clarence E ZARFOS 23 yrs

 

Spouse: Charlotte 'Lottie' WINTER

Birth: 1890

Death: 1956

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Appointment: 421 N Main St, Red Lion, PA 17356

 

Child: Donald

 



 

6. Mary Marie ZARFOS

Birth: 30 Dec 1899 Red Lion, York Co., PA

Death: aft 1927

Father: John Wesley ZARFOS (1847-1927)

Mother: Sarah Jane LEBERNIGHT (1857-1926)

 

Spouse: Edward ENGLISH

 


 

I'd love to hear from you if you're also interested in the 18th & 19th century families of Windsor & Chanceford Townships, York County, Pennsylvania!

 

Previous <—> Next

 

AIXtinct: the genealogy pages

 

Write a comment

Comments: 0

View more gifts at Zazzle.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format
Professional Reader
Reviews Published
Challenge Participant
80%
50 Book Reviews
Postcards Exchange