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Notes for Irma Frances Pfeifer Mankamyer

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 Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE Page 214, sheet 19A Ed 55-43
Bryan Memorial Hospital
Irma Mankamyer, age 21, registered nurse, NE/IL/IA

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.

IRA P. PFEIFER (died October 1971) - 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.

In the Dec 1983 issue of the LLL Newsletter the following article appeared

(This is the story of a Polo, MO Leamer who in 1877 moved from Polo to DeWitt, NB --- told by Mattie's now 75 year old granddaughter, Irma
Pfeifer Mankamyer (18-7) in Sep. 20 letter to Cousin Charles (18-7) See p. 22 below for Irma's supplement to our p. 18 chart.)
"I am the only living child of Beatrice Pfeifer who was the only child of Mattie Leamer (18-5) & Hiram Meister. They both died in Jan. 1931, nine days apart. They came to Nebraska in a covered wagon when my mother was three years old, which would have been in 1877. They lost part of their belongings in crossing the Missouri River. "They lived on a farm of praire land, which my grandfather plowed & planted in corn and wheat. Also had oats for their horses. "They put a fence (single wire) around the land. Part of their food was prairie chickens that would fly against the fence and break their necks. "The little town that was their first shopping area was called Swan Creek, but it was moved away from the creek and was then called Dewitt (S. of Lincoln in SE Nebraska) My grandparents lived & died there. "Delia Leamer (Mattie's sister) moved back to DeWitt when her husband (Albert) died. She lived with my grandparents until her death several years later"