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Georg Michael Pfeifer was the son of Johann Georg Pfeifer & Maria Apolonia Weller. He was born August 11, 1792 in Wolfartswinden, Bavaria, Germany
Johanna "Hannah" Elisabetha Keim was the daughter of Johann Michael Keim, farmer in Zellingsstadt, Bavaria. She was probably born about 1795 in Bavaria, Germany. When her son Johann George Keim was baptised on May 28, 1815, she was listed as being the stepdaughter of (name undreadable), farmer in Büschelbach, Bavaria, Germany.

For full transcriptions and translations of the German records below, please see Pfeifer Records 1800's or Pfeifer Records - 1700's

THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL PFEIFER AND JOHANNA "HANNAH" ELISABETHA KEIM

George Michael Pfeifer & Johanna Elisabetha Keim

George Michael Pfeifer and Johanna "Hannah" Elisabetha Keim were married on May 28, 1821 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria. They had at least 5 and possibly 6 children, including son Johann George Keim, who was born in 1815 when they were not married. At the time of their marriage, Georg Michael was a farmer in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, and they had children born in Neuses in 1825, 1827 & 1829. Georg Michael Pfeifer declared that he was the father of Johann Georg Pfeifer in Immelsdorf on March 27, 1828. "Michael & Hannah Pfeifer" are listed in the records of the Salem Evangelical Church in Illinois as being parents of Johann George (Keim) Pfeifer, and also in other family records. George Michael Pfeifer died on August 24, 1829 in Bavaria, Germany. I do not know when Hannah died. When Michael Pfeifer died the children were age 8 days to 14 years old, so it is possible that she remarried.

The Children of Michael Pfeifer and Johanna "Hannah" Elisabeth Keim

Johann George Keim PfeiferJohann George Keim Pfeifer was born on May 27, 1815 in Büschelbach, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptised as Johann George Keim on May 28, 1815 in Immeldorf, Bavaria, Germany, and his mother was unmarried at the time of his birth. When she married Georg Michael Pfeifer in 1821 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Germany, she was listed as being daughter of Johann Michael Keim, deceased farmer in Zellingsstadt, and Georg Michael Pfeifer was listed as being a farmer in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Germany. In 1828, Georg Michael Pfeifer signed Johann George's birth record, and stated that he was the father. Church records in Illinois list Johann George's birth/baptism place as Heimelsdorf, and family records indicate the town was named Himmelsdorf, but the church record is found in the town of Immeldorf. His sisters Margaretha & Sophia Pfeifer was both born in Neuses, Bavaria, which is still located in present day Bavaria, but they were born 12 and 14 years after George. George immigrated from Bavaria to America by 1851. George married Mary Marguerite Haag 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. Johann 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 with 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.
The Family of Johann George Keim Pfeifer & Mary Marguerite Haag
Notes for George Pfeifer
John Jacob Pfeifer John Jacob Pfeifer was born 1821-1827 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Germany. He did not immigrate to America. John Jacob Pfeifer died sometime after 1817, probably in Bavaria, Germany.
Hannah Pfeifer Hannah Pfeifer was born 1821-1827 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany. I have information that she did not immigrate to America, but if this is not correct she may be the same person as Mariah Pfeifer Zimmerman below. Hannah Pfeifer died sometime after 1817, probably in Bavaria, Germany but possibly in 1856 in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois.
Mariah Pfeifer Mariah Pfeifer was born about 1825 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria Germany. She is possibly the same person as Hannah Pfeifer above, if the information that Hannah did not immigrate is incorrect. Her father died on August 24, 1829 when she was about age 4. She immigrated to America sometime before October 1847, probably with her brother George and sisters Margaretha & Sophia. Maria married John Zimmerman on October 17, 1847 in Kendall Co., Illinois. I do not find record of any children for this family. They are listed on the 1850 census of Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, with John's occupation listed as Butcher. I have not been able to find them on the 1855 census, but some of it is unreadable. Mariah Pfeifer Zimmerman probably died in 1856 of cholera in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois. John Hafenrichter states that there was a Mary Pfeifer who was a younger sister of George and older sister of Sophia Pfeifer, and that this Mary died unmarried in 1856 of cholera. I have not been able to find John Zimmerman in 1860.
Notes for Mariah Pfeifer Zimmerman
Margaretha PfeiferMargaretha Pfeifer was born on September 16, 1827 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Germany. Her father died on August 24, 1829 when she was not quite age 2. Margaretha immigrated to the USA sometime before June 1848, with her brother George, and sisters Mariah and Sophia. Margaretha married George "Michael" Burkhart in June 1848 in Kendall Co., Illinois; Illinois state records show dates of June 4th and also June 20th. Michael & Margaret had at 8 children. The family is listed on the 1850 & possibly the 1860 census of Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, but names and birth years of the children are incorrect and I'm not sure why that happened. In 1860 they are listed on the same census page as John Peter & Barbara Haag (parents of Mary Margaret Haag who married Margaretha's brother George Michael Pfeifer). Their daughter Sarah Burkhardt later married Frederick Sorg, grandson of Michael Krug & Eva Maria Weishaar. George Michael Burkhart died on March 30, 1862, probably in Kendall Co., Illinois, although cemetery info on www.findagrave.com indicates it was in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and it is possible it was elsewhere since this was during the Civil War. At the time of his death, their children were ages infant to 16 years. Margaretha is listed as head of household on the July 3, 1865 state census of Oswego, Kendall, Illinois with 8 children under the age of 20 living in the household. Margaretha was married second to John Roth, on August 13, 1865 in Kendall Co., Illinois. John was a Civil War veteran, and he and Margaret had two more children. They are listed on the 1880 census of Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. Margaretha Pfeifer Burkhart Roth died on September 11, 1894 in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. John Roth died on February 26, 1903 in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. George Burkhardt & John Roth are both buried in the Oswego Prairie Evangelical Cemetery, Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. On Michael's tombstone the last name is spelled Burkhart.
Notes for Margaretha Pfeifer Burkhart Roth
Photo of Tombstone of John & Margaretha (Pfeifer) Roth
Photo of Tombstone of George Michael Burkhart
Sophia Pfeifer Sophia Pfeifer was born on August 16, 1829 in Neuses, Sommersdorf, Bavaria, Germany. Her father died on August 24, 1829, when she was only 8 days old. She immigrated from Bavaria to America by 1851, probably with her siblings George Michael Pfeifer & Margaret Pfeifer Burkhardt. Sophia was married to John Christian Burkhardt on June 8, 1851 in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. John Christian was the younger brother of George Michael Burkhardt, who had married Sophia's sister Margaret about 1845. John Christian & Sophia had 2 daughters. John died on July 30, 1854 in Grundy Co., Illinois. Sophia was married second to George Michael Hahn on January 31, 1855 in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. George & Sophia had 10 children, and George also adopted Sophia's daughters from her first marriage. George & Sophia are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Dwight, Livingston, Illinois. Sophia Maria Pfeifer Burkhardt Hahn died on January 18, 1895 in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois. George Michael Hahn died on February 04, 1896, probably in Livingston Co., Illinois. George & Sophia are both buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Grundy Co., Illinois.
The Families of Sophia Pfeifer
Notes for Sophia Maria Pfeifer Burkhardt Hahn