Stephania Pfeiffer

23 December 1835–6 August 1892 (Age 56)
Sasbach, Achern, Baden, Germany

The Life of Stephania

When Stephania Pfeiffer was born on 23 December 1835, in Sasbach, Achern, Baden, Germany, 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

Spouse and Children

    William B. Gnoose



19 June 1858
Ripley, Indiana, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Pfeifer


    Edeltrude Hodapp




+5 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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 1

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
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 pfif(e), German Pfeife ‘whistle’, ‘pipe’, hence an occupational name for a pipe player.

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

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Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Fannie Gnose in household of William Gnose, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fannie Fifer in entry for William B. Gnoose and Florence E. Farnsworth, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Anna Stephens in entry for Mathilda Losekamp, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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