The Peffley, Peffly, Pefley Families in America, A historical
and genealogical record of the Peffley, Peffly and Pefley
families from 1729-1938; Published in 1938, By May Miller Frost
and Clarence Earl Frost
Call Number: R929.2 P375
506 - FRANCIS IRWYN HOUTZ, (son of No.489), married at Albion, Neb., Aug. 10th, 1899, NELLIE ESTHER ATWATER, born at Topeka, Ill., Feb. 26th, 1879, (dau. of EDWIN WILLIAM and ELLEN CYNTHIA (White) ATWATER).
Francis is a farmer in Boone Co., Neb. He was born near Secor, Woodford Co., Ill. He was a son of John C. and Sarah (Garst) Houtz. John C. Houtz was a descendant of Phillip Houtz, who came to Lancaster Co., Penna., from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1730. Francis I. Houtz received his common school education in his home district, graduated from El Paso, Ill., High School and later attended the Illinois State University at Champagne, Ill. He came to Nebraska in 1897 and taught in Boone County schools for several years. His wife is a descendant from David Atwater, who came from Lenham, Kent, England, to America in 1637. He was one of the founders of New Haven, Conn. David Atwater is also a direct ancestor of Henry Ward Beecher and A. Atwater Kent, who is well known for his radios.
Address (as of 1938); Albion, Neb.
Issue: Born at Albion, Neb.
1 - WINNIFRED HOUTZ, b. 6-4-1900.
2 - JAMES ROBERT HOUTZ, b. 9-12-1911, single.
3 - LA VERNE HOUTZ, b. 12-25-1920.