George William Nafus
b. Mar. 4, 1829

Presumed sibling of John M. Nafus but with only circumstantial evidence indicating similar ages and locations in Michigan and Iowa.

The biographical information below on G. W. Nafus is taken from the following web address:
It is possible that this G. W. Nafus is a brother to John Nafus. G.W. Nafus and John Nafus share an origin in New York, both lived in Monroe County, MI and both lived in or near Bremer County, Iowa.

G. W. NAFUS(Source: 1883 History of Bremer County, page 1147)One of the pioneers of Polk Township, is G. W. Nafus, born in Tompkins County, New York in 1829. Four years later, his parents removed to Delaware County, Ohio, where they remained nine years, then they spent seven years in Wyandotte County, when they located in Monroe County, Michigan, where the subject of this sketch was married, December 25, 1851, to Miss Sarah Southwick, a native of Ohio, born in 1832. In 1854 he removed to Kenosha County, Wisconsin, where he remained until 1861, and then came to Bremer County, Iowa, settling on section 15, Polk Township, where he now owns 230 acres of land. Mr. Nafus is a republican, and has held several offices of trust. Their children are, Flora, Jane, George, Charles and William. The family are members of the Free Will Baptist Church. During our late rebellion, Mr. Nafus took an active part in looking after the families of soldiers, living his neighborhood.

1870 Iowa Census listing George Nafus family

George William Nafus Obituary 1

George William Nafus Obituary 2

Wife Sarah Southwick Nafus Obituary

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