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Notes for Margaret Pfeifer Smith Mickelson

1860 census Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL
Household #423/419
George Phifer, age 46
Mary, age 30, b. Bavaria
Mary, age 7, b. Bavaria
Fletcher, age 5, b. IL
Margaret, age 3, b. IL
Amelia, age 1 month, b. IL

1870 census Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL page 304
Household #84 July 13, 1870
George Pfeiffer, age 55, b. Beyerne
Mary, age 40, b. Beyerne
Mary, age 17, b. IL
Frederick, age 15, b. IL
Margaret, age 12, b. IL
Amelia, age 10, b. IL
William, age 1, b. IL

Married to Smith???

1880 United States Census Dwight, Livingston, Illinois Page Number 348D
Margaret SMITH Self M Female W 23 IL Washing GER GER
William SMITH Son S Male W 4 MI NY IL
Flora L. SMITH Dau S Female W 2 MI NY IL

MICKELSON, NELSON N SMITH, MAGGIE (MRS) 01/11/1885 / 5487 GRUNDY

1900 census Dwight Twp., Livingston Co., IL page 246, sheet 6A
Household #119/121
Nelson Mickelson, head, July 1850, age 49, md 16 yrs, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark, imm 1870, in US 30 yrs, photographer
Margaret, wife, Nov 1857, age 42, md 16 yrs, 7 births, 5 surviving, IL/Germany/Germany
Silas, son, May 1885, age 15, IL/Denmark/IL
Arthur, son, July 1888, age 11, IL/Denmark/IL
Ella, daughter, March 1891, age 9, IL/Denmark/IL
Esther, daughter, Feb 1893, age 7, IL/Denmark/IL
Mary Pfeifer, mother-in-law, Sept 1830, age 69, widowed, 6 births, 5 surviving children, imm 1841, in US 58 yrs

1910 census Dwight Twp., Livingston Co., IL
Household #206/218 200 West Woupansie (???) Street
Nels N. Mickelson, head, age 59, 1st marriage, md 25 yrs, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark, imm 1870, occupation ???
Margaret, wife, age 52, 2nd marriage, md 55 yrs (???), 7 births, 5 surviving, IL/Germany/Germany
Silas, son, age 24, IL/Denmark/IL, barber shop
Arthur, son, age 21, IL/Denmark/IL, commercial trader, typewriters
Ella, daughter, age 19, IL/Denmark/IL
Esther, daughter, age 17, IL/Denmark/IL
Mary Pfeifer, mother-in-law, age 79, widowed, 6 births, 5 surviving children, imm 1842

1920 census Dwight Twp., Livingston Co., IL
Household #401/404 Clinton St North
Nelson N. Mickelson, head, age 69, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark, imm 1870, Na 1877, occupation ???
Margaret, wife, age 62, IL/Germany/Germany
Ella, daughter, age 29, IL/Denmark/IL, Milliner, store
Esther, daughter, age 27, IL/Denmark/IL

Nelson Mickelson died in 1924

1930 census Union, Livingston Co., IL page 274b
#44
Walter Houck, head, age 44, age at first marriage - 36, IL/PA/PA
Esther, wife, age 37, age at first marriage - 29, IL/Denmark/IL
Walter M., son, age 5, IL/IL/IL
James E., son, age 3, IL/IL/IL
Ann Elizabeth, daughter, age 4 months, IL/IL/IL
Russell, brother, age 42, single, IL/PA/PA
Margaret Mickelson, mother-in-law, age 72, widowed, IL/Germany/Germany

ELDERLY FARMER AT DWIGHT DIES (He died February 21, 1940)
Dwight, Feb 21 - Fred Pfeifer, 84, farmer, residing five miles north of Dwight, died at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after a brief ? of infirmities. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from Salem Evangelical church in Goodfarm township with internment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Leo Schmidt will officiate. Born March 28 1855 in Goodfarm township, he was married to Margaret Schotenberger, who died in 1938. His son George also preceded him in death. Surviving are a brother William, sisters Mary Gantzert and Mrs. Mickleson, two grandsons Wallace & Fred Pfeifer and several great-grandchildren.

MRS. MARY GANTZERT DIES OF INFIRMITIES OF ADVANCED YEARS (October 12, 1944)
Mrs, Mary Gantzert. 92 year old resident of Dwight for many years, passed away at her home at 300 East Delaware St., last Thursday
night, October 12. She had long been in poor health and her death was attributed to the infirmities of her advanced years. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock last Sunday afternoon at the Zion Evangelical Church, of which denomination she had long been a member. The pastor. Rev. Fred 0. Stroebel, officiated at the services, and Mr. and Mrs. Orland Bossert sang "Rock of Ages," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" and "Under His Wings," Mrs. Wilson Drew presided at the organ. The church ushers were Erwin C. Darm and Harold Morse. FoIlowing the service the body was taken to Goodfarm Cemetery for burial. Pall bearers were Reuel Hoffman, Everett Gantzert, Harvey Gantzert, Ralph R. Gantzert, Vernon A. Rieke and Wayne Hoffman. Mrs. Mary Gantzert, daughter of George and Mary Haag Pfeifer, was born on August 19, 1852, in Goodfarm Township, Grundy County, Illinois. and died at her home in Dwight, Ill,, on October 12, 1944, having reached the age of 92 years, 1month and 23 days. As a result of her sickness about six years ago, Mrs. Gantzert was left with impaired health; and though she was able to be up and about the house most of the time yet she suffered a great deal of pain. In recent weeks her condition gradually became worse due to infirmity of age, and on Thursday, October 12. her soul withdrew from the weary and worn house of clay and winged its flight to the realms of evertasting day. Mrs. Gantzert lived her entire life in the vicinity of her birth. On February 24, 1874, she married Henry Gantzert. The couple took up farming in Goodfarm Township. Here their home was blessed with four sons and one daughter. In 1911 they left the farm and moved to Dwight, which has since been Mrs, Gantzert's home. Early in life she experienced Chrlatian conversion and joined the Evangelical Church where she was ever faithful and active. In recent years when her health did not permit her regular attendance she was still keenly interested in the activity and progress of her Church and the Kingdom of God. Her husband died on September 28, 1918, about 26 years ago. Two brothers and a sister also preceded her In death. There remain to mourn her departure, her five children:
Frank of Mazon, Mrs. William Hoffman, Edward, Fred and Elmer of Dwight; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Mickelson, of Cicero, Ill.; fifteen
grandchildren, fourteen great-grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends. "She did not die; She simply laid the soul's trail vesture by And gently passed away As melts the morning star In golden day For life commencing here, Is but a prelude to its full career. Love, hope, faith and assurance give We do not live to die but die to live."

November 1947 - newspaper clipping
MRS MARGARET MICKELSON
Mrs Margaret Mickelson, who celebrated her 90th birthday November 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Esther Houck. Open House was held afternoon and evening, celebrating the occasion, many friends calling to extend their best wishes.

In Memory of MARGARET E. MICKELSON
Born Goodfarm Township, Illinois November I, 1857
Passed Away Dwight, Illinois November 24, 1952
Services Dwight Methodist Church Friday, November 28, 1952 2 O'clock
Clergy - Rev. P. Roy Ooland, Mrs. L. L. Stitzer
Selections - "Sweet Bye and Bye", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere"
Organist - Mrs. Clifford H. Kelch
Bearers - Leslie Mickelson, Robert Mickelson, James Mickelson, John D. Mickelson, Walter Houck, James Houck
Ushers - Harley Schmitt & Julius Petersen
Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery