Stephania Pfeiffer

Female23 December 1835–6 August 1892

Brief Life History of Stephania

When Stephania Pfeiffer was born on 23 December 1835, in Sasbach, Amt Achern, Baden, her father, Johannes Pfeifer, was 29 and her mother, Edeltrude Hodapp, was 26. She married William B. Gnoose on 19 June 1858, in Ripley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Morris, Adams Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 6 August 1892, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William B. Gnoose
Stephania Pfeiffer
Marriage: 19 June 1858
Mary Elizabeth Gnoose
William Theodore Bernard Gnoose
Anna Sara Gnoose
Anna Catharina Theresa Gnoose
Carolina Anna Maria Gnoose
Valentine Gnoose
Albertina Gnoose
Joseph Gnoose
Teresia Gnoose
Antonia Gnoose
George Gnoose
Matilda Gnoose
Theodore William John Gnoose
Stephanie Gnoose

Sources (30)

  • Fannie Gnose in household of William Gnose, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Stephanus (Stephania) Pfeifer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898" Image #442
  • Peifer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1858Ripley, Indiana, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1840: Ripley, Indiana, United States

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 16

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfīf(e), German Pfeife ‘pipe’, hence an occupational name for a piper, whistler. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Denmark, and some other European countries; see also 2 below. Compare Fifer , Peifer , Pfeifer , and Pfieffer .

    Germanized form of various Slavic adaptations of the German surname (see 1 above), such as Slovenian Fajfar and Pfajfar, Czech Fajfr and Faifr. Compare Fifer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    PFEIFFER Stephania (b 1835)

    My Grandma was a boy! I had decided when I retired from my job, I would devote my extra time to learning how to do family history research. The day came and I was true to my goal and I met with a de …

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