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George Pfeiffer
Born 1814
GEORGE PFEIFFER, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Viroqua; born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1814; came to America in 1838, and settled in Fairfield Co., Ohio. in 1845; came to Iowa; entered and now owns 145 acres; made the improvements; has a barn 30x40, house, 30x38, wing, 18x16. In politics, Republican; in religion, United Brethren. His wife, Barbara Hoffman, born in the same place in 1809. Married in 1838; have six children—Barbara (now Mrs. Rodrick, in Carroll Co.), John (in Greenfield Township), Sarah (now Mrs. George Smith, in Rome), Lucinda (now Mrs. Stephenson), Amanda (now Mrs. Henry L. Smith), Caroline.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 650.


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