Born: 1786-XX-XX Washington County, Maryland
Died: 1857-10-XX Iowa
Flourished: 1839-1846 Sangamon County, Illinois
Alternate name: Poffenberger
Poffenbarger married Mary Brantner in Maryland, and together they had eleven children. In 1826, they moved to Columbus, Ohio, and in 1839 they brought their family to Sangamon County, Illinois, where they settled five miles east of Springfield and farmed. In 1846, Poffenbarger moved his family to Fairfield, Iowa.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 574; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 49.