ELIFRITS, A.— Farmer, section 6, P. O. Lincoln. Was born in Indiana, February 10, 1846, and when eight years of age went to Illinois; remaining there for two years, then returned to Indiana. And in the fall of 1856 he came to this county, where he still resides, owning two hundred and forty-six acres of land, under fence and well-improved. During the late war he enlisted in company B, Fifteenth Iowa infantry, and after serving his country for eighteen months, was honorably discharged. He was married in this county on the tenth of March, 1871, to Miss Sarah E. Cox. They have lost three children: Nora B. (born August 29, 1875, died December 30, 1878), Abram A. (born July 18, 1877, died December 31, 1878), and an infant (born September 20, 1874, died November 21, 1874).
SOURCE: The History Of Polk County, Iowa, Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co., 1880, p. 978