Notes for Beatrice Kate Meister Weibel Pfeifer:
1880 United States Census Plymouth, Jefferson, Nebraska Page Number 579A
Hiram MEISTERS Self M Male W 33 IL Farmer IL ...
Mattie MEISTERS Wife M Female W 28 IA Keeping House PA PA
Oscar MEISTERS Son S Male W 12 IA IL IA
Beatrice MEISTERS Dau S Female W 6 MO IL ...
1900 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
H.A. Mister, head, age 53, md 27 yrs, PA/Germany/Germany, farmer
Martha, wife, age 48, md 27 yrs, 2 birth, 2 surviving, IA/PA/MD
Beatrice Weibel, daughter, age 26, widowed, 1 birth, 1 surviving, MO/PA/IA
Beatrice Aileen Weibel, granddaughter, age 4, NE/IL/MO
Dated June 25, 1900. Teacher's contract for one year between Mrs. A.G. Weibel & School District 112 of Saline Co., NE.
Dated July 3, 1901. Teacher's contract for 8 months (beginning Sept. 1, 1901) between Mrs. Beatrice Weibel & School District 29 of Saline Co., NE. States that Beatrice has her second grade teacher's certificate, and will be paid $30 a month. Person who filled out contract spelled last name Wible, but it is signed by Beatrice spelled Weibel.
Dated April 2, 1902. Marriage record for Ervin Pfeifer & Beatrice Meister Weibel. Marriage witnessed by G. L. Schrotberger & Mrs. G. L. Schrotberger.
Delayed birth certificate dated Feb. 1, 1943. It states that Ira Preston Pfeifer was born August 25, 1906 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Parents were Ervin LaVerne Pfeifer, born 1875 in Goodfarm Twp., Ill., and Beatrice Kate Meister, born 1874 in Polo, Missouri. Evidence presented were a certificate of recorded baptism of Ira Preston Pfeifer in the DeWitt Methodist Church at DeWitt, NE, on Sept 8, 1907 on pages 154 & 155 of the church record there. There were also affadavits from Beatrice K. Pfeifer, mother, of Lincoln, NE; and also of W.S. Wiggins, MD, of Exeter, NE, who was the attending physician at the birth.
1910 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
Ervin L Pfeifer, age 32, md 8 yrs, IL/IL/IL, Farmer
Beatrice K., age 34, md 8 yrs, 4 births, 4 surviving, MO/PA/IA
Ileta M., age 5, NE/IL/MO
Ira P., age 3, NE/IL/MO
Irma F., age 1, NE/IL/MO
Beatrice's daughter Aileen Weibel, age 14, living with Beatrice's parents Hiram & Mattie Meister in same town.
Death certificate of Ervin Laverne Pfeifer, who died Nov. 2, 1918 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Cause of death is listed as tuberculosis, with endocarditis from infection from throat. Parents are listed as Fred Pfeifer & Mrs. Fred Pfeifer, both born in Illinois. Birthdate is listed as May 26, 1877 in Illinois. Informant was his wife, Beatrice Pfeifer, of DeWitt, NE.
1920 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
Beatrice K. Pfeifer, age 45, widowed, farm operator, MO/PA/IA
Ileta, age 14, NE/IL/MO
Ira, age 13, NE/IL/MO
Irma, age 11, NE/IL/MO
Woodrow, age 9, NE/IL/MO
Laverne, age 3, NE/IL/MO
1930 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE ED 76-7, page 4A
Beatrice K. Pfeifer, head, age 55, widowed, MO/IL/MO
Ira P., son, age 23, NE/IL/MO, farmer, general farm
Woodrow H., son, age 19, NE/IL/MO, laborer, odd jobs
LaVerne F., son, age 13, NE/IL/MO
Marriage of Ira Preston Pfeifer, age 25, to Ruth L. Reid, age 28.Dated of license was Dec. 26, 1931. Date of marriage was Dec. 29, 1931. arriage occurred in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Ira listed as son of Erving L Pfeifer, born Dwight, Ills, and Beatrice K. Meister, born Polo, Mo. Occupation Farming. Ruth listed as daughter of James M. Reid, born Waukon, Ia., and Osta E. Thompson, born Beatrice, Nebr. Occupation Teaching. First marriage for both, ceremony performed by R. R. Kreps.
Sunday, March 6, 1960, Lincoln Evening Journal
Mrs. Beatrice K. Pfeifer, 85, of 1960 Park Ave., died Saturday. She had been a Lincoln resident since 1934 and was a member of Christ Methodist Church. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Aileen Nicholas of DeWitt and Mrs. Irma Mankamyer of Sutton: sons, Ira P. of Honolulu, Hawaii, Woodrow H. of Lexington, and Dr. LaVerne F. of Lincoln. 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Wadlows.
Tuesday, March 8, 1960 Lincoln Evening Journal
Mrs. Pfeifer Funeral Held
The funeral of 85-year-old Mrs. Beatrice K. Pfeifer, former member of Bryan Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and Board of Women, was held Tuesday at Christ Methodist Church. Burial for Mrs. Pfeifer, who had died Saturday, was to be in DeWitt. She had come to Nebraska in 1877 in a covered wagon and settled in the DeWitt area. She had been a Lincoln resident since 1934, her last address being 1960 Park Avenue.