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Barbara SHUNK

Female 1823 - 1903  (80 years)


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  • Name Barbara SHUNK 
    Born 14 Jul 1823  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jul 1903  Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) According to a family group sheet provided to the compiler by Phyllis (Cline) Stiver, the maiden name of Barbara Anna SHUNK was Barbara Anna Smith. If this information is correct, then Barbara was probably married at least once before she married John Augustus G. PFEIFFER, Sr., because according to Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, Comp., Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001, Barbara's surname was "SHANK" at the time of her marriage to "August" PFEIFFER.

      (2) Barbara SHUNK is listed in a household headed by George SNYDER in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH.

      Barbara is listed in the 1850 census as then being 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1825. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA. The relationship, if any, between Barbara and George SNYDER is not listed in the 1850 census.

      The head of the household, George SNYDER, is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      The following SHUNKs are listed in households near George SNYDER's in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH: Josiah SHUNK, a laborer who was then age 20 years of age, and who was born in OH, is listed in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH, in a household headed by Jacob SNYDER; and Susannah SHUNK and Martha SHUNK, who were then 24 and 17 years of age, respectively, and who were born in PA and OH, respectively, are listed in the the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH, in a household headed by John GILLEM.

      (3) A household headed by Barbara PEIFFER is listed in the 1880 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, IN.

      Barbara is listed in the 1880 census as a housekeeper who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1823. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were also born in PA.

      Listed with Barbara is her son, Leonard, a laborer who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in W??rttemberg[, Germany], and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barbara is her son, Henry, a laborer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in W??rttemberg, and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barbara is her son, John, a laborer who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in W??rttemberg, and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barbara is her daughter, Margaret, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1865. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in W??rttemberg, and her mother was born in PA.

      (4) Barbara PFEIFFER is listed in the 1900 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, in a household headed by her son, George PFEIFFER.

      Barara is listed in the 1900 census as a a widow who was then 76 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in July 1823. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, and both of her parents were born in OH. Also, according to the 1900 census, she was then the mother of seven children, five of whom were then living.

      (5) Joyce Sturdivant :

      [Obituary from unknown newspaper, unknown date]

      Mrs. Barbara Pfeiffer, wife of Augustus Pfeiffer, residing in Lock Township, died last Tuesday (7/24/1903) of paralysis after an illness of 3 days.

      She was 80 years old, and was born in Pennsylvania and moved here from Millersburg, Ohio about 45 years ago.

      Five sons & 1 daughter survive her. The funeral took place last Thursday at South Union, under the direction of Walter & Lachman.

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      Barbara Pfeiffer
      Birth: 1823
      Death: 1903

      Family links: Children: Leonard Pfeiffer (1857 - 1946), Henry Pfeiffer (1859 - 1935)

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

      Created by: Linda K
      Record added: Oct 27, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 79363384
    Person ID I8  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2017 

    Family 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. 04 Dec 1871, Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 04 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
    Children 
     1. George PFEIFFER,   b. 07 Apr 1853, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1926, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     2. Susanna PFEIFFER,   b. 06 Nov 1855, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1888, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     3. John Leonard PFEIFFER,   b. 04 Feb 1857, Millersburg, Holmes County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1946, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry PFEIFFER,   b. 01 Mar 1859, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1935, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     5. 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)  [natural]
     6. Margaret PFEIFFER,   b. 15 Sep 1864  [natural]
     7. Charles O. PFEIFFER,   b. 1868,   d. 1868  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2017 21:58:26 
    Family ID F706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    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.