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Walter Jennings carried this picture during World War II .Sent to him by Ernie Smock.
L-R Elmer Morley, Ernie Smock, Emil Zittergruen, Earl Brown, Heinie Schnepf, Louis Zearley, Howard Krieg, Bill Rutledge, Gordon Walters, Arnold Brandenberg, Fred Kraus, Tony Smith, Henry Haack, Billy  Henricks and Johnny Henricks.
This was the cash register they used in Elkport ,Iowa at the Henry Hafner butcher shop at Elkport ,Iowa. His son was Robert Hafner  who married Ruth Brown and grandson Eugene Hafner is the owner of this now .
This was my grandfathers cash register that he used at the butcher shop in Elkport. It has a label under the cash drawer that it was purchased in 1898. Delbert"Sparrow" Moser bought at the sale in 1937 for 34 dollars. I look forward to,seeing it in your great garberiowa web site. Eugene
Mr and Mrs Henry Hafner who had the butcher shop in Elkport,Ia . It was where Thomas & Betty  Phelan lived.
Henry and Robert and wifes are buried at Mount Harmony Cemetery Elkport,Iowa

Henry Hafner (b) June 9,1863 (d) 1 April 1,1941 (m ) 4 Sept 1887 Anna Jensen in Dubuque,Ia (b) 4 Sept 1862 ( d) 18 April 1941.both born in Germany.Henry came to Dubuque,Ia 1873 at the age of 9 with Parents John George Hafner born 21 May, 1823 born Germany.wife Louise Deckert born 20 Aug 1823 in Worth, Alsace,Germany.

Children where (1). Lottie (Krieg) Hafner born 8 Feb 1888 Dubuque.(2) Robert Hafner born 1 July 1894.died Feb 14,1965 Married Ruth Brown Born 23 Dec 1892 died 19 Feb 1988. Bob and Ruth had 2 sons.

Henry and Anna owned and operated a butcher shop in Elkport. Where Thomas & Betty Phelan lived on Main St. I remember, with awe. the large ice house they had next to the hill in back of the house. I own his cash register which is marked 1898 the year he purchased it, very ornate with his name spelled out on both sides. My proud possession since my middle name is Henry by Eugene Henry Hafner. Eugene (m) Wyonne Samberg 30 Aug. 1945 at Dubuque,Ia

Robert Hafner and Ruth Brown Hafner and sons . Robert  and sons all  graduated  from Elkport High School . Elkport,Iowa