Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

STOFER, JOHN H (1842-1930)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (February 9, 1930)

DIED: STOFER, In San Francisco, February 8, 1930, J.H. Stofer, formerly of Santa Cruz.

Civil War Vet Dies in S.F.

J.H. Stofer, especially remembered among the old time residents died yesterday in San Francisco, where he was residing with his daughter, Miss Elizabeth Stofer.

Death came early in the morning.

The Stofer family resided for many years on Beach Hill on Second Street, adjoining the T.G.S. Montgomery place. His wife was a member of the Dabadie family, early pioneers in Santa Cruz.

Mr. Stofer for years followed the blacksmithing in this city. He was a veteran of the Civil War and when here a member of Wallace Reynolds Post, G.A.R., and was one who had the esteem and respect of the community.

His funeral will be held on Monday in San Francisco.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (February 11, 1930)

J.H. Stofer is Buried With Full Military Honors

The funeral of J.H. Stofer, who died in San Francisco at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Stofer, was held yesterday afternoon, the services being under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Auxiliary. There was a large attendance and burial was at the Presidio of San Francisco with full military honors.

Ernest Dabadie, nephew of the deceased of this city, attended. Mr. Stofer was 89 years of age and leaves three daughters, Elizabeth Stofer, Carrie Plancich and Maggie Plancich, and a son George Stofer.

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