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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
Household #18
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

1920 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
Household #27
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

Dated of license was Dec. 26, 1931. Date of marriage was Dec. 29, 1931. Marriage of Ira Preston Pfeifer, age 25, to Ruth L. Reid, age 28. Marriage 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.

Was a farmer in De Witt, Nebraska till l942. Joined the army in August l942. Was in the army till ?. Moved to Missouri and worked on the Frisco Railroad as a Steward in the dining car. Sold Luziers cosmetics In Florida. Returned to the army .

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.

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date of Import: Mar 16, 1997, Internal Ref. #]
Individual: Pfeifer, Ira
Birth date: Aug 25, 1906
Death date: Oct 1971
Social Security #: 715-07-8541
Last residence: NC 28301
State of issue: RR
Search Terms: PFEIFER (3), IRA (225)
Database: North Carolina Death Records, 1970-1974
Combined Matches: 1

Place of Death: , Cumberland
Place of Residence: Fayetteville, Cumberland
Institution: General Hospital 100 Beds & Over
Date of Death: October 30, 1971
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 65 Years 00 Months 00 Days
Autopsy: Yes
Place of Injury:
Marital Status: Married
Attendant: Physician

IRA P. PFEIFER - Sgt. Ira P. Pfeifer, U.S. Army Ret., 65, of 2508 Ramsey St., died Saturday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 PM at Robers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel by Revs. Neil Younce and James R. Black. Burial will be with military honors in LaFayette Memorial Park. He was a veteran of 28 years in the Army, including duty in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a mason, a member of Creasy Proctor Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Eleanor Louise Ring Pfeifer; three daughters, Mrs. Max Northup of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Karen Marshall of Fayetteville, and Miss Tracye Len Pfeifer of the home; two sons, Ervin Pfeifer of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ronald Gene Pfeifer of Bluff City, Tenn; a stepson, Richard Mills, of Alexandria, Va., and a sister, Mrs. Jack Mankamyer, of Wahoo, Neb. The family will recieve friends at Rogers and Breece Funeral home today 7 to 9 pm.