Reinhold Karl Papenfus was born on 26 October 1860, in Stemnitz, Schlawe, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany as the son of Martin Papenfuss and Regine Friedericke Last. He married Marie Gisel on 4 November 1889, in Guerneville, Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 1 March 1941, in Creswell, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States.
Altered form of German Papenfuss .