First Generation

1. Jacob1 Seifts (living status unknown).

Jacob Seifts and Mary Jane Riker had the following child:

child 2 i. Elizabeth C2 Seifts was born in Elizabeth, Union Co, NJ July 2, 1919. Elizabeth died October 11, 2011 in Manorcare, Palmer Twp., PA, at 92 years of age. Burial at Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Greenwich Township, Warren Co, New Jersey She married Albert Godown July 2, 1944.

Albert was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 2, 1913. Albert was the son of George Clarance Godown and Mary A Snyder. Albert died June 8, 2005 Easton, Northampton Co, PA, at 92 years of age. Burial at Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Greenwich Township, Warren Co, New Jersey (See Albert Godown for the continuation of this line.) Elizabeth C. Godown, 92, of Easton, PA, went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2011 at Manorcare in Palmer Twp., PA. Born: in Elizabeth, NJ on July 2, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Jane Riker Seifts. Personal: Her husband Albert Godown passed away in 2005. During World War II, she was employed in the manufacturing of bomb sights, then for many years was a homemaker and mother. In later years she worked as a curator for 10 years for The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, both in Somerville, NJ. Memberships: She was active for many years in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Raritan, NJ, and was currently an active member at Faith Lutheran Church in Forks Twp., Pa. Survivors: Surviving are her children, Wesley Godown, Albert Godown and his wife Terrye, Helen Finnerty, Elizabeth Kolba and her husband Michael; her grandchildren are Desiree, Michael, Simone, Beth-Ann, John, Sommer, Ashlynn, Brittany; nine great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Godown was predeceased by two sisters and a brother. Services: Funeral services will be held on Friday October 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Finegan Funeral Home, 924 Second Ave., Alpha, NJ. Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery in Greenwich Twp., NJ. Viewing hours will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 2012 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040.

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