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John Leonard PFEIFFER

Male 1857 - 1946  (88 years)


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  • Name John Leonard PFEIFFER 
    Born 4 Feb 1857  Millersburg, Holmes County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jan 1946  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) A household headed by Leonard PFEIFFER is listed in the 1900 census of Union Township, Elkhart County, IN.

      Leonard is listed in the 1900 census as a carpenter and farmer who was born in February 1860 and who was then 40 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in OH. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 19 years; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was married in about 1881.

      Listed with Leonard is his wife, Eliza A., who was born in September 1863 and who was then 36 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 19 years; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was married in about 1881. According to the 1900 census, she had, as of then, given birth to one child, who was then living.

      Also listed with Leonard is his son, John I., who was born in October 1881 and who was then 18 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in OH, and his mother was born in IN.

      (2) A household headed by Leonard PFEIFFER is listed in the 1930 census of Union Township, Elkhart County, IN.

      Leonard is listed in the 1930 census as cabinet maker who was then 73 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1930 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in OH. According to the 1930 census, he was 23 years of age at the time of his first marriage; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was married first in about 1880.

      Listed with Leonard is his wife, Ann, who was then 67 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH. According to the 1930 census, she was 17 years of age at the time of her first marriage; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was married first in about 1880.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Leonard Pfeiffer
      Birth: Feb. 4, 1857, Millersburg (Elkhart County), Elkhart County, Indiana, USA [Note by compiler: The decedent was really born in Millersburg, Holmes County, OH.]
      Death: 1946, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

      Leonard Pfeiffer, aged 88, died at 1 am Friday in his home, 352 East Walnut street, after a several days illness of pneumonia. He was [born] in Millersburg, O, Feb. 4, 1867 [sic; should be 1857], the son of August and Barbara Pfeiffer, and married Eliza May Berry July 3, 1880. They lived in Nappanee since their marriage.

      Surviving are the widow and a son, John I Pfeiffer, who lives in Chicago. Mr Pfeiffer was a member of the Church of the Brethren. The service was held in the Church of the Brethren. The funeral was held in the church at 11 am Sunday, Rev R Boomershine, assisted by the Rev Everett Pippen, officiating. Burial in South Union cemetery.

      Wakarusa Tribune
      24 Jan 1946

      Family links: Parents: Augustus Pfeiffer (1810 - 1871), Barbara Pfeiffer (1823 - 1903); Spouse: Eliza Ann Berry Pfeiffer (1863 - 1948), Children: John Irvin Pfeiffer (1881 - 1959)

      Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: Karen K
      Record added: May 31, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 91055377
    Person ID I2013  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Johann Augustin Christoph PFEIFFER,   b. 18 Jan 1810, Marbach, W??rttemberg [now Baden-W??rttemberg], Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1871, Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barbara SHUNK,   b. 14 Jul 1823, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1903, Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 May 1852  Holmes County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, Comp., Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001:

      PFEIFFER, AUGUST
      Spouse: SHANK, BARBARA
      Marriage Date: 4 May 1852
      County: Holmes
      State: OH
    Family ID F706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Ann BERRY,   b. 2 Sep 1863, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1948, Goshen, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1880  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Ancestry.com, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920, Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Elkhart County, Indiana
      Index to Marriage Record
      1850 - 1920 Inclusive
      Volume III
      Letters L - Q Inclusive
      Name: Lonard [sic] Pfeiffer
      Spouse: Eliza A. Berry
      Marriage Date: 03 Jul 1880
      Book: 5
      OSPage: 394
      County: Elkhart
    Children 
     1. John Irvin PFEIFFER,   b. 4 Oct 1881, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F1604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Leonard PFEIFFER

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900 [database online],Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001: Name: August Pfeiffer Gender: Male Spouse: Barbara Shank Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Date: 4 May 1852 County: Holmes State: Ohio.