California Obituaries - 1899 - John Maffey

Death of a Pioneer

John Maffey, an early settler in El Dorado county, died in Nachville, Sunday, Feb 12th, at the age of 73 years. He was a native of Germany, but came to Zanesville, Ohio, when quite young, where he resided until 1850. In that year he came to California and located in the neighborhood where he continued to reside until his death. Like many a pioneer miner he remained unmarried. His only sister lives in Zanesville, Ohio, the widow and family of one brother live in Cincinnati, and the widow of another brother have for a long time resided in this county. Last Monday the neighbors all gathered at the school house and at the grave to bid farewell to their long known friend. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Peirce, and the singers appropriately gave the best gospel hymns.

The sister-in-law and nephew of the deceased, now at home in this county, wish to return thanks to all who have assisted them in their time of sorrow.

Source: The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, El Dorado County, California) Feb 18, 1899, Page 5