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Herbert Anthony Proft

Decmber 7, 1901 - October 20, 1966

Walter Leo Proft 10/11/1903 - 12/9/1964 Bertha (Harter) Proft 10/22/1863 - 10/5/1929 Joseph Frank Proft 5/12/1862 - 10/6/1942 Mildred Proft 5/24/1905 - 5/10/1992 Herbert Anthony Proft 12/7/1901 - 10/20/1966 Frank Proft Born 3/14/1897 - 8/22/1975 Josephine Proft 1/11/1893 - 11/6/1921 Adolph Proft 3/13/1890 - 7/25/1961 Katherine Clair Proft 1/5/1895 - 11/30/1965 Wenzel Winnie Proft 10/24/1887 - 5/12/1975 Lawrence Proft 1/21/1900 - 2/14/1973

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Herbert Anthony Proft lived for 64 years, 10 months, 18 days or a total of 23,698 days

Born: Saturday - December 7, 1901 in Merrill, Wisconsin

Lincoln County Birth Record Vol 2 - #1802 or hand written No. 14 indicates a Herbert Anthony Proft, white male born to Joseph Proft and Bertha Harter on Sat Dec. 7th, 1901 10:40 P.M., delivered by Mrs. H.P. Stiefvater, Midwife. Others in household were listed and spelled as Wenzle, Adolf, Clary, Frank, Lorner. Household located in Merrill, Wis. Other Information line indicates Item #1, "Name of Child" was recorded 4-24-43 per letter of "self". This explains the hand printing of his name versus the handscripting of the other record information.

Herbert was baptized Wednesday,  Jan 1, 1902 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill, WI as recorded in Baptismal Register Index 1896-1906, Page 142. 

Herbert, Walter and Lawrence Proft

First Communion - Herbert, Walter and Lawrence Proft

Herbert is 3 years old  during this 1905 Wisconsin Census

As a child Herbert would have gone to Merrill's 6th Ward School

Merrill Daily Herald June 3, 1916 - Herbert Graduates St. Francis Xavier School 8th Grade

Residence during 1920 Census

1925 Merrill City Directory Page 139 excerpt containing misspelling  of last name ( l instead of r ).

Married Mary Pfarr June 29, 1927
Ohio Marriages 1800-1958
Groom's Name: Herbert A. Proft
Groom's Birthplace: Merrill, Wisconsin
Bride's Name: Mary Rose Pfarr
Bride's Birth Date: 1907
Bride's Birthplace: Foster, Ohio
Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1927
Marriage Place: Butler Co, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name: Joseph Proft
Groom's Mother's Name: Bertha Harter
Bride's Father's Name: Michael Farr Or Pfarr
Bride's Mother's Name: Catherine Thompson
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86855-6
System Origin: Ohio-VR
Source Film Number: 0355796
Reference Number: 2:3KMHX3Q

Mary Pfarr Born: June 23, 1907
Ohio Births and Christenings 1821-1962
Name: Mary Anna Pfarr
Birth Date: 23 Jun 1907
Birthplace: Deerfield Tp., Warren, Ohio
Father's Name: Michael Pfarr
Mother's Name: Katie Thompson
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C04053-4
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 384210
Reference Number: v 3

Worked for State of Ohio Liquor Control

April 7, 1930 Census Herbert, Mary and Shirley resided at 1772 Williams Ave. Hamilton, Ohio

1940 Sixteenth US Census Herbert Excerpt

Herbert, wife Mary and daughter Shirley are residing at  1211 Curtis St,  Middletown, OH

Herbert stated his employment as a "Watchman at a Steel Mill" and Mary stated her employment as "working at a Tobacco Factory".  ARMCO Steel Mill and American Tobacco, a/k/a Sorg and Polar tobacco  factories were large Middletown employers at that time. 

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The 6 Proft Brothers

Denver 1963 - Mary, Herbert, ? and Winnie

Herbert, Lawrence and Winnie

Thomas at age 42 and Mary at age 80 - 1987 Photo

Resided at: Google Map - 1211 Curtis St., Middletown, Ohio

Died: Thursday - October 20, 1966 at Middletown Hospital

Buried in Woodside Cemetery _ Google Map

Woodside Cemetery just one block south of his previous residence. Section 29, Lot 22, Grave #1

Middletown Journal October 21, 1966 Page 2

Married June 29, 1927 to Mary Pfarr b.6-23-1907 d.1-3-1997

Mary retired from the William Harrison Insurance Agency

Middletown Journal January 5, 1997

Mary was interred in Woodside Cemetery, Section 29, Lot 22-B, Grave #3 on Jan. 7, 1997 at age 87.

Children: Shirley Ramona PROFT (b.3-23-1929 d.1-20-1995 obit page 6C Columbus Dispatch) (sp. Luther Profitt  b.7-3-1929), Sharon Kay PROFT Sibert (b.1943) (sp.Robert Sibert), Thomas Herbert PROFT (b.1945) MIDDLETOWN, OH

Shirley Ramona (nee PROFT) Profitt
March 23, 1929 - January 20, 1995

Married: Luther Profitt
Vicki Pollchhick b. 1951 of  San Diego, CA
Penny b. 1958  m. 6-4-1977 (Rick) Weaver of Groveport
Michael J. b. 1960 m. 2-26-1996 (Katherine A. Gossett ) Profitt of Pickerton div.2-26-1996

m. 6-23-2000 Tracy R. Gentry

Grandson: Tyler Profitt
Scott McNaughton

 The Columbus Dispatch (OH) - January 20, 1995 - Shirley R. Profitt, age 65, of Reynoldsburg, died Friday at Kobacker House. Member of St. Pius X Church. Survived by husband, Luther, at home; son, Michael J. (Kathy) Profitt, Pickerington; daughters, Penny (Rick) Weaver, Groveport and Vicki Pollchik, San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Tyler Profitt and Scott McNaughton; brother, Tom Proft, Middletown; sister, Sharon Sibert, Cincinnati. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., COTNER FUNERAL HOME, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Funeral Mass Tuesday (time later), St. Pius X Church, 1161 S. Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

 Buried at  Glen Rest Memorial Estate - Google Map

Born: Cincinnati , Hamilton County, Ohio
Died:Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Ohio Deaths Certificate: 002639; Vol: 30103