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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Henry Pfeffer

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


HENRY PFEFFER was born in Indiana, in 1867, the son of William and Mary (YOKUM) PFEFFER, both natives of Indiana. The family came to Illinois in 1870, and settled in Colfax Township, Champaign County. The subject of this sketch received a good public school education in Champaign County, and remained with his parents until he was twenty-eight years of age. He then moved onto a farm in Scott Township and resided there until January, 1904. In that year, he purchased a farm of 160 acres, situated in Pesotum Township, on which he still lives.

In 1896, the subject of this sketch married Lena WILHELM, who was born and schooled in Champaign County. To them have been born the following five children: Rose, Willie, Albert, Mary, and Joseph. In religious belief, Mr. Pfeffer is a Catholic.

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