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Forest Mervyn PFEIFFER, Sr.

Male 1893 - 1973  (80 years)


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  • Name Forest Mervyn PFEIFFER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 3 Mar 1893  Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security No. 304-03-2442 
    Died 9 Mar 1973  Woodlawn Hosptial, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) A household by Forest PFEIFFER is listed in the 1920 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

      Forest is listed in the 1920 census as a carpenter who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1894. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were also born in IN.

      Listed with Forest is his wife, Iva, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1897. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with Forest is his son, Forest, Jr., who was then 1-9/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1818. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      (2) A household headed by Forest PFEIFFER is listed in the 1930 census of Bremen, Marshall County, IN. [His surname is listed as PHEIFFER in the index to the 1930 census.]

      Forest is listed in the 1930 census as a carpenter who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1894. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN. According to the 1930 census, he was 22 years of age at his first marriage.

      Listed with Forest is his wife, Iva, who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1896. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN. According to the 1930 census, she was 20 years of age at his first marriage.

      Also listed with Forest is his son, Junioer, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1920. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with Forest is his son, Willis, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1921. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with Forest is his son, Devan, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1922. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with Forest is his daughter, Betty Jane, who was then 5-1/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1925. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with Forest is his son, Richard, who was then 3-3/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1927. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      (3) Obituary, unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      Forest M. Pfeiffer

      Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Forest M. Pfeiffer, 80, of Rt. 3, Rochester. Rev. C. J. Mowrer will officiate and burial will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Mr. Pfeiffer died Thursday [sic; should be Friday] at Rochester's Woodlawn Hospital.

      He was born March 7, 1883 at Bremen to John and Ellcinda Stanley Pfeiffer and had lived at Rochester 48 years, going there from Bremen. He was married Sept. 7 1917 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Iva O. Feichter, former Bourbon resident, who survives. Mr. Pfeiffer was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post 36, Rochester.

      Surviving with his wife are five children: Mrs. Betty Thornburg, R. R. 1, Grovertown; Forrest Pfeiffer, R.R. 3, Rochester; Willis Pfeiffer, R. R. 1. Silver Lake; Devon Pfeiffer, R. R. 2, Bourbon; and Richard Pfeiffer, R. R. 1, Walkerton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Oma Carothers, Bremen; Mrs. Anna Padgett, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Emma Gilchrist, Argos; and two brothers, I. Oliver Pfeiffer and Stanley Pfeiffer, both of Bremen.

      (4) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1973 <http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1973.ht m>:

      Friday, March 9, 1973

      Forest M. Pfeiffer

      Forest M. PFEIFFER, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:40 a.m. today [March 9, 1973] at Woodlawn hospital where he was a patient three weeks. He had been ill for two years.

      He was born March 7, [1893] in Bremen to John and Ellcinda STANLEY PFEIFFER and moved here from Bremen in 1940. He was married Sept. 7, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Iva O. FEICHTER, who survives. He was a retired carpenter and contractor and also had been a farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion post.

      Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. L. M. (Betty) THORNBURG, R.R. 1, Grovertown; four sons, Forrest [PFEIFFER], R.R. 3, Rochester; Willis [PFEIFFER], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Devon [PFEIFFER], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Richard [PFEIFFER], R.R. 1, Walkerton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Oma) CAROTHERS, Bremen; Mrs. Ray (Anna) PADGETT, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Byron (Emma) GILCHRIST, Argos, and two brothers, I. Oliver and Stanley [PFEIFFER], both of Bremen. A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

      Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

      (5) Funeral card:

      In Loving Memory

      Crossing the Bar

      Sunset and evening star
      And one clear call for me!
      And may there be
      no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea.

      But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
      When that which drew from out
      the boundless deep
      Turns again home.

      Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
      And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;

      For tho' from out our bourne
      of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
      I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
      When I have crossed the bar.

      Alfred Tennyson

      In Memory of
      Forest M. Pfeiffer

      Date of Birth
      March 7, 1893

      Date of Death
      March 9, 1973

      Time and Place of Services
      1:30 p.m., Mon., Mar. 12, 1973
      Foster and Good Funeral Home

      Clergyman
      Rev. C. J. Mowrer

      Place of Interment
      Rochester IOOF Cemetery

      Arrangements by
      Foster and Good Funeral Home

      (6) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Forest Pfeiffer
      SSN: 304-03-2442
      Last Residence: 46975 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States of America
      Born: 3 Mar 1893
      Died: Mar 1973
      State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

      (7) www.findagrave.com:

      Forest M Pfeiffer
      Birth: 1893
      Death: 1973

      Burial: Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, USA
      Plot: Section 12

      Created by: April Gross
      Record added: May 18, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 37240042
    Person ID I1938  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 

    Father John C. PFEIFFER,   b. 22 Jul 1861, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1936, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eliscinda STANLEY,   b. 10 Aug 1866, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1948, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1890  Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Iva O. FEICHTER,   b. 23 Sep 1895, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1989, Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1917  St. Joseph, Berrien County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. June PFEIFFER,   b. Abt 1923, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1923, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [related]  [Foster]
     2. Betty Jean PFEIFFER,   b. 26 Sep 1924, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2011, Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [related]  [Foster]
     3. Richard PFEIFFER,   b. 12 Jul 1926, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 2007, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     4. Forrest W. PFEIFFER, Jr.,   b. 11 Apr 1918, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 2011, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [related]  [Foster]
     5. Willis Horton PFEIFFER,   b. 6 May 1920, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 2001, Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [related]  [Foster]
     6. Devon P. PFEIFFER,   b. 18 Mar 1922, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1996, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [related]  [Foster]
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 17:08:00 
    Family ID F1569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Forest Mervyn PFEIFFER
    The decedent's year of birth is incorrectly shown as 1883, rather than 1893, on this marker.