Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

'Joe' Joseph A. Hafert, D.D.S.  



Joe was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana.

Back in the 1920's he was patrol leader for a local Boy Scout unit in fort Wayne. Joe and this unit were accredited for finding the burial polt of the ledgendary Johnny Appleseed in 1924 which was unearthed from under overgrowth and brush. The location was a sandy and grassy knoll which over looked the river which was a part of the Archer farm and later Archer Park located off of colisum Blouevard. The discovers of the gravesite had went un-recongized until the bicentennieal year (1976).

He attended Loyola dental school.; working several jobs before moving to Fulton, Fulton, Indiana and then to Logansport, Cass, Indiana but retained his dentistry practice there. Retiring in the 1960's the Hafert's moved permanently into their cottage

He was a Justice of the Peace for Union township for many years prior to and during his retirement to the lake; until the office of Justice of Peace was abolished. he had an area of the garage set-up for his court.






Culver Citizen
25 May 1994

Dr. Joe A. Hafert, 85, Culver , a dentist, who had practiced in Fulton for 35 years prior to his retirement in 1969, died last Wedensday in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.

Born September 22, 1908 in Warsaw, he was the son of William J. and Edith Alleman Hafert.


He was a member of the Episcopal Church, F ulton, Methodist Masonic Lodge No 665, the Logansport Elks Club and Odd Fellows Lodge No. 373 of Culver . He was a graduate of Wayne South Side High School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane H. Murdock Hafert, in 1971.

Survivors included a daughter, Jo Anna Booher of Zionsville, one grandaughter and 2 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, Zionsville, where services were held.

The Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Zionsville, was in charge of arrangements.






Mrs. Jane M. HAFERT, 60, Culver , died at 3:30 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was the wife of Dr. Joseph A. HAFERT, former Fulton dentist.

Born Sept. 21, 1911, at Logansport, she was the daughter of Frederick and Hazel SHEPHERD MURDOCK. She was a member of the Episcopal church.

Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Mrs. Jo Anna LEFFLER, Beech Grove.

Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Trinity Episcopal church in Logansport. The Rev. Wright JOHNSON will officiate.

Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport. The family has requested that friends please omit flowers. - Tuesday, September 28, 1971 Rochester Sentinel

Mt. Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass, Indiana
HAFERT Jane &nbps; d/buried 1 OCT 1971 &nbps; age 60 &nbps; Sec 06 &nbps; Lot 0489 &nbps; Space 02
HAFERT Joseph A. &nbps; d/buried 25 MAY 1994 &nbps; age 77 &nbps; Sec 06 &nbps; Lot 0489 &nbps; Space 01






He re-married to Nila Opal Ray BIRTH 30 MAR 1911 iPortland, Jay County, Indiana DEATH 28 Mar 2006 Burial: Sunset View Cemetery Allegheny County Pennsylvania married 1st Edwin Philips Couse, Jr BIRTH 1901 DEATH 1959 BURIAL 12 July 1959Bridgeport Cemetery Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania son of Edwin Philips Couse & Henrietta Emma Miller. She was daughter of Orlo Liman Ray & Opal Zinnia Thornburg

    Nila used to be a part of the Seniors citizens Meal's on Wedensday and enjoy playing the piano.


Social Security Death Index
Name: Nila R. Hafert
Last Residence: 16066 Cranberry Twp, Butler, Pennsylvania
Born: 30 Mar 1911
Died: 28 Mar 2006

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Nila Hafert
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1911
Address: 624 Forest Pl, Culver , IN, 46511-1152 (1992)
[204 S Shore Dr, Culver , IN, 46511-9618 (1985)]

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Nila Hafert
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1911
Address: 401 S Main St, Zelienople, PA, 16063-1585






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