WILLIAM HAFNER, farmer, P. O. Kasson, is a son of Christopher and Elizabeth (May) Hafner, natives of Germany,
who came to this country, and settled in Sergeant township, McKean Co., Penn., in 1853. They were the parents of
eight children, of whom William is the sixth son. He was born in Germany, July 17, 1845, and came to this country
with his parents in his boyhood. When fourteen years of age he began work as a laborer, at Clermont, Penn., and
afterward went to Wilcox, where he worked for Col. A. I. Wilcox, for three years, after which he was employed by
an engineering party for one year, when he returned to Wilcox, and was. re engaged by Mr. Wilcox. In March, 1875,
he married Miss Jennie Potter, a daughter of John F. and Phebe (Farley) Potter, of Lycoming county, Penn., and
they have reared a family of four children, viz.: Idela M., Edith A., Edna L. and Earl P. In 1876 Mr. Hafner came
to Marvin Creek, Hamlin township, McKean Co., Penn., and purchased the farm where he now resides.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
McKean County, PA Biographies
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