Nathaniel Pfaff

27 March 1810–30 April 1890 (Age 80)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Pfaff was born on 27 March 1810, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Pfaff, was 37 and his mother, Anna Magdalena Conrad, was 27. He married Lavina Kreeger in 1831, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Old Town, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 30 April 1890, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bethania, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Nathaniel Pfaff
Lavina Kreeger
Marriage: 1831
John Peter Pfaff
Albert Levin Pfaff
Francis Wesley Pfaff
Henry Nathaniel Pfaff
Mary Henretta Pfaff

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North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 20

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German pfaffe ‘cleric’. Compare Pape .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Pfoff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathaniel Pfaff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nathaniel Pfaff, "United States Census, 1850"

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