Wilhelm Ferdinand Pfeiffer

16 November 1894–19 October 1960 (Age 65)
Schroda, Posen, Prussia, German Empire

The Life Summary of Wilhelm Ferdinand

When Wilhelm Ferdinand Pfeiffer was born on 16 November 1894, in Schroda, Posen, Prussia, German Empire, his father, Emil Ferdinand Pfeiffer, was 34 and his mother, Emma Emilie Abend, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Ida Fanslau. He died on 19 October 1960, in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, at the age of 65.

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Wilhelm Ferdinand Pfeiffer
Ida Fanslau
Erich Günter Pfeiffer

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World Events (6)

Age 20
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia
Age 20
On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
Age 39
Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

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 .

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