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Johann George Keim Pfeifer was the son of Georg Michael Pfeifer & Johanna Elisabetha Keim. He was born May 27, 1815 in Buschelbach, Bavaria, Germany and baptised May 28, 1815 in Immeldorf, Bavaria, Germany. His parents were not married at the time of his birth. They married in 1821, and Georg Michael Pfeifer declared in church records in 1828 that he was the father of Johann George. I have not found Johann George Pfeifer on a ship record at this time.
The parents of Mary Marguerite Haag were John Peter Haag & Eva Barbara Vollmond. She was born September 16, 1830 in Hinterhoff, Bavaria, Germany, and immigrated with her family to America in 1841 on the ship Pauline.

THE FAMILY OF GEORGE MICHAEL PFEIFER & MARY MARGUERITE HAAG

Johann George Keim Pfeifer & Mary Marguerite Haag

Johann George Keim Pfeifer & Mary Marguerite Haag were married on June 15, 1851 in Kendall Co., IL and they had 6 children. Shortly after marriage they moved south some 40 miles to Grundy Co., IL, part of a group of Bavarian emigrants from Oswego, Kendall Co., IL that was headed by Mary's father Peter Haag. George & Mary are listed with their family on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. George Pfeifer died March 8, 1878 in Grundy Co., IL. In 1880 Mary is still in Goodfarm Twp, IL with her youngest children Amelia & William, and she is listed as widowed. She is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL, as mother-in-law (widowed) in the household of Nelson & Margaret (Pfeifer) Mickelson. On both censuses Mary is listed as having 6 births wtih 5 surviving children. On the 1900 it lists that she was age 69, and that she had immigrated from Germany in 1841 and had been in the US for 58 years. On the 1910 its says that she immigrated in 1842. On the 1900 her son-in-law Nelson Mickelson is listed as a Photographer; he probably took the portrait of Mary at left. Mary Haag Pfeifer died on July 4, 1913, in Dwight Twp, Livingston Co., IL. George & Mary are both buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Grundy Co., IL.
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Tombstone of George & Mary Haag Pfeifer
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The children of George Pfeifer & Mary Haag:

Mary PfeiferMary Pfeifer was born on August 19, 1852 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., IL. She is listed with her parents on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Mary married John Henry Gantzert on February 24, 1874 in Grundy Co., IL and they had 5 children born between 1875-1891. Henry & Mary are on the 1880, 1900 & 1910 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Henry died on September 28, 1918 and Mary moved to nearby Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. She is listed as widowed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. Mary is listed as a surviving sister in the obit of her brother Fred in Feb 1940. Mary died on October 12, 1944, probably in Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. She is buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Grundy Co., IL.
Photos of John Henry Gantzert & Mary Pfeifer
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Frederick Pfeifer

Frederick Pfeifer was born on March 28, 1855 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., IL. He is listed with his parents on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Frederick married Margaret Magdalena Schrotberger on October 17, 1876 in Grundy Co., IL, and they had two sons. Frederick & Margaret are on the 1880 & 1900 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Their younger son George married and had two sons, but George and the boys were living with his parents in 1920, and Frederick & Margaret were raising the two grandsons in 1930. Irma Pfeifer Mankamyer, granddaughter of Frederick & Margaret, told me that Margaret was shot and killed by one of her grandsons. Margaret Schrotberger Pfeifer died November 30, 1938. Frederick Pfeifer died February 21, 1940. Both died in Grundy Co. ,IL. Frederick is buried in Round Grove Cemetery, Dwight, Livingston Co., IL
The Family of Frederick Pfeifer
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Wedding (?) photo Frederick Pfeifer & Margaret Schrotberger
Early Photo (date?) of Fred & Margaret Pfeifer

Leonard Pfeifer Leonard Pfeifer was born on February 28, 1854 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., Illinois. He died when he was age 5 months and 22 days. Leonard Pfeifer died on August 19, 1854 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., Illinois
Margaret PfeiferMargaret Eva Pfeifer was born on November 1, 1858 in Grundy or Livingston Co., IL. She is listed with her parents on the 1860 (age 3) & 1870 (age 12) censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Margaret was married to Henry Smith about 1875 and they had two children, born in 1876 & 1878 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is listed as Margaret Smith, head of household, on the 1880 census of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. Margaret remarried Nelson Mickelson on January 11, 1885 in Grundy Co. IL and they had 4 children. The family is listed on the 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses of Dwight Twp., Livingston Co., IL. In 1900 Nelson's occupation was Photographer. Nelson died on May 9, 1924. On the 1930 census Margaret is listed twice: she is listed in Union, Livingston Co., IL in the household of Walter & Esther (Mickelson) Houck, and also in Cicero, Cook, Illinois in the household of Frank & Ella (Mickelson) Vlasik. She is listed as a surviving sister of Fred Pfeifer in Feb. 1940. She is listed as Margaret Mickelson of Cicero, IL in the 1944 obit of her sister Mary Pfeifer Gantzert. In November 1947 she celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Esther Houck. Margaret Pfeifer Smith Mickelson on November 24, 1952 in Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. Margaret is buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Livingston, Illinois.
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Amelia PfeiferAmelia Pfeifer was born in April 12, 1860 in Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. She is listed with her parents on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL, and with her widowed mother on the 1880 census of the same town. Amelia married George Unz on February 21, 1883 in Mazon Twp., Grundy Co., IL and they had 4 children, 2 of whom died before the age of 4. George & Amelia are on the 1900 census of Mazon, Grundy Co., IL with son Reuben & daughter Huldah. George is listed as being a Hardware merchant. George & Amelia are living next door to son Reuben & his wife Alice in Sunburst, Toole Co., MT on the 1930 census. Amelia Pfeifer Unz died April 13, 1936 in Sunburst, Toole Co., MT. George Unz died in 1945 in Sunburst, MT.
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William L. PfeiferWilliam Leonard Pfeifer was born on March 21, 1869 in IL. He is listed with his parents in 1870 & his widowed mother in 1880 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. William married Sophia Burkhart on September 05, 1894 in Grundy Co., IL and they had six children. William and Sophia are listed with their family on the 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. William & his family are listed on a 1917 Directory of Farmers in Grundy & Kendall Counties as having a mailing address in Dwight, which is in Livingston Co., IL, but Dwight is very close to Goodfarm Twp even though they are in different counties.William Leonard Pfeifer died on April 25, 1941 in Grundy Co., IL. Sophia died on September 7, 1945. William Leonard & Sophia are both buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Goodfarm, Grundy, Illinois.
Photo William Pfeifer & Sophia Burkhart
Another pose, same day, William & Sophia
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