21 June 2009

Daddy's Day

Stanley Edmund Beffort was born 22 September 1935 in Salina, Kansas.

He was the oldest of four sons born to Edmund Robert Beffort and Myrtle Mae Borgstadter

My Befort family immigrated from the village of Obermonjou, Russia which sits in the Volga River valley. They were German Catholics who had settled there around 1757. In 1878 they came to America and settled in Munjor, Ellis County, Kansas.

My Daddy was the first generation in his family to speak English as a first language, the first in his family to attend college and the first to move away from the close knit community of German Russians.

All of this information I discovered after he died. He was only 52 years old when he left us.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him.

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