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Obituaries - Pfaff

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b. November 1857
d. June 9, 1925
a. 67

“Adam Pfaff, aged 67 years, 202 Mechanic street, better known as ‘Zoo’ Pfaff, was found dead in bed yesterday morning by his sister with whom he lived. He had been ill with dropsy for several weeks past. He was a retired coal miner and is survived by three sisters and two brothers. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon with burial in the Percy cemetery.” (CET 6- 10-1925, p. 14)

b. January 15, 1908
d. August 5, 1909
a. 1 yr. 6 mos. 20 days

“Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Pfaff lost a child Thursday, dying suddenly. It had been ill, began to improve, but a quick relapse ended in death” [FMJ 8-7-1909, p. 3]

“Sudden Death of a Child. A child of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Pfaff died suddenly at their home yesterday morning. The child had been ill for some time but for a few days seemed to be improving. The father, after getting ready to go to work, went into an inner room to see the child and to his surprise found it dead. The funeral took place today. Interment was in the old Percy cemetery.” [CET 8-6-1909, p. 7]

(wife of ADAM PFAFF)
b. October 22, 1820
d. March 13, 1904
a. 83

“Death of an Aged Lady. Sunday afternoon, 13th inst., Mrs. Adam Pfaff passed away. Had she lived until October 22d, next, she would have been 82 years old, 55 of which she had been a resident of Frostburg.
She was born in Eban [Iba], Germany, in 1822. In 1849, she came to Frostburg and a short while later was married to Mr. Adam Pfaff. Together they shared each other’s sorrows, care and joys until June 25, 1870, when Mr. Pfaff, mortally hurt in one of the Consolidation Coal company’s mines, died the next day. To the widow was thus left the care and support of 6 children born to them. A correspondent who knew her well continues the narrative: ‘The remainder of her life was spent in discharging the high trust thus committed to her. Upon her children she bestowed all the wealth of a mother’s love, cheering them in sorrow, or rejoicing with them when fortune smiled. In all events, she did what she could.’
She was a member of the German Lutheran Church, whose pastor, Rev. O.E. Wittlinger, had charge of the funeral service, assisted by Rev. C.M. Hesser, of the M.E. Church, South. The service was conducted at the family home, west Mechanic street; interment in the family ground in the Percy graveyard. the pall-bearers were her six grandchildren, three sons and three sons-in-law of Conrad Pfaff.
While she will be mourned by many, the loss will be felt most by her six children. It can truly be said of her—‘She has done what she could and has passed to her reward.’” [FMJ 3-19-1904]

b. ca. 1826
d. before May 1880

Mr. Plummer was list as a Civil War soldier who was interred in the cemetery. [CET, 5-29-1912, p. 11]. Based on the Census of Civil War Veterans, he was still living in 1890.

b. April 29, 184?
d. May 1, 184?
a. 2 days

The death year on this headstone is unreadable.

(son of JOHN B. and HELEN PORTER)
b. January 11, 1853
d. February 17, 1853
a. 1 mos. 6 dys

See Percy Family Chart in Chapter 5.

(son of JOHN B. and HELEN PORTER)

See Percy Family Chart in Chapter 5.

(son of JOHN B. and HELEN PORTER)
b. July 29, 1851
d. January 1, 1852
a. 5 mos. 3 days

See Percy Family Chart in Chapter 5.


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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