Early and Recent History and Genealogical Records
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STANLEY K. KAUFFMAN. One of the broad-minded farmers of Wilson township, Greene county, who is a believer in not only keeping his soil properly built up but also preventing it from becoming thin, and who pays close attention to what the agricultural experts say, is Stanley K. Kauffman, and he is therefore succeeding admirably as a general farmer.
Mr. Kauffman was born near Reading, Berks county, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1864. He is a son of William W. and Emma (Hahn) Kauffman, both natives of Pennsylvania, also, and there they grew to maturity, were educated in the old-time common schools, were married and established their home on a farm. To them six children were born, namely, Mrs. Martha Montfort lives in Texas; Stanley K., of this sketch; Mrs. Katherine Tharp lives in Greene county, Missouri; Mrs. Caroline Payne lives in Springfield; William H. and Grover C. both reside in Wilson township, this county. The parents of these children left their native state in 1872 and removed to Greene county, Missouri, and the first three months were spent in Springfield, during which time the father looked over the country with a view of locating permanently in the Ozarks. He selected Taney county and there purchased two hundred and ten acres, to which he removed his family, and there conducted a farm along general lines and became a prominent citizen in his community. He was elected justice of the peace, the duties of which office he discharged in an able and satisfactory manner for a period of ten years. Late in life he removed to Greene county, where he bought a farm and here he and his wife spent their last days, his death occurring April 3, 1902, having been preceded to the grave by his wife and mother of our subject on June 7, 1901.
Stanley K. Kauffman was seven years of age when he removed with his parents from his native state to Springfield. He grew to manhood on the home farm in Taney county, and there assisted his father with the general work, and he received his education in the schools of that vicinity, when the slab benches and other rustic furnishings were in vogue and school lasted only three months in midwinter. His teacher was Judge Thomas Compton, who is now living in Lawrence county. Early in life our subject turned his attention to general farming, and this has remained his vocation to the present day. He owns a well-kept and well cultivated farm in Wilson township, Greene county, where he carries on general farming and stock raising according to twentieth century methods.
Mr. Kauffman was married, November 26, 1893, to Emma Moore, a daughter of Rev. W. B. and Drucilia (Payne) Moore, formerly of Arkansas. The father, who is a minister, is living in Republic, this county, where he is actively engaged in his calling. The death of the mother of Mrs. Kauffman occurred in 1911.
Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, Howard K. and Herman L.
Politically, our subject is a Republican, and religiously he and his wife are members of the Christian church.
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