Obit: Pfefferkorn, Harriett A. Dohr (1897 - 1962)

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Surnames: Pfefferkorn, Dohr, Doran

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 9 Aug 1962, Family Records

Pfefferkorn, Harriett (24 Aug. 1897 - 30 July 1962)

Dies in California

Mrs. E. B. Pfefferkorn of Oshkosh, age 64, the mother of Dr. Dolph Pfefferkorn of Colby, died Monday morning in Wrightwood, Calif., where she and her husband, Dr. E. B. Pfefferkorn, were spending the summer. Funeral services were held Friday. The Pfefferkorns of Colby attended the funeral services.

Mrs. (Harriett) Pfefferkorn was born on August 24, 1897, and was married July 11, 1925, to Dr. E. B. Pfefferkorn. She was a music school graduate of the University of Wisconsin and was a public music supervisor in Ironwood, Mich., and Waukesha before moving to Oshkosh.

Harriett Dohr Pfefferkorn married Ethan Benjamin Pfeffekorn and 2 children.

----Source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern December 13, 1930

Camp Fire Girls Urge Everyone To Learn Carols

Organization Sponsors Campaign to Familiarize All With Yuletide Songs.

"Learn a Carol a Day," is the slogan of the campaign sponsored by the Camp Fire Girls of Oshkosh, who are trying to familiarize themselves and the community with the cheer and charm expressed by the old Christmas carols. Beginning with this issue, and continuing through the issue of Dec. 22 the words and history of one Christmas carol will be published in The Daily Northwestern each day.

These will include carols of two types—convivial and sacred. Those to be published are "Come. All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night." "Hark, the HeraJd Angels Sing," Little town of Bethlehem," "Deck the Hall," "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," "Good King Wenceslas,' and "The First Noel." Churches, theaters, and all civic groups have been asked to join in the movement.

The climax of the "Learn a Carol a Day" campaign will be the evening of Dec. 23, when hundreds of Camp Fire Girls, trained by Mrs. Harriett Pfefferkorn will sing these carols all through the city. They will visit the hospitals and shut-ins as usual.

A new feature has been added this year, of singing at any window where they are invited. The official invitation is a light in the window. Anyone who would, like to Have a gay caroling group stop at his window is asked to put a light in the window, and the girls, dressed in red, carrying lights, will stop and sing the carols of the Christmastide.

The first song to be learned in the "Learn a Carol a Day" campaign is "O, Come, All Ye Faithfull," the -words of which are given herewith: "O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

" O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.

'Come and behold him, born the king of angels;

(After each verse)

'Come let us adore him.

'O come let us adore him,

'O come, let us adore him. Christ the lord."

Sing, choirs of angles, sing in exultation,

Sing all ye citizens of heav'n above;

Glory to God in the highest:

Yea, lord we greet thee, born this happy morning; 'Jesus, to thee be glory giv'n; word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.


It is not surprising that this sturdy, whole-hearted tune, was the favorite hymn ot that full-blooded American, Theodore Roosevelt. His preference has been shared by hundreds of thousands of men, women and children throughout the world The original words, beginning Adeste Fideles, are still frequently used.

"The source of the music is not definitely known, but whether this joyful manly hymn is the work of this or that man, or like a folk song, the combined product of several men, it is one of the hymns of tne ages which apparently is to live for centuries. It keeps alive the spirit and expression which stirred many happy folks who have gone before, and countless numbers which follow after.

Bio: Pfefferkorn, Ethan (1895 - 1973)

----Sources: Family, Census and Military Records

Ethan Pfefferkorn 1895 - 1973, a member of the Pfefferkorn family, was born on August 8, 1895. Ethan died on June 1973 at 78 years old.

Ethan Pfefferkorn's last known residence is at Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653

Wisconsin Birth Records

Ethan Benjamin Pfefferkorn
Birth Date: 08 Aug 1895
Event Place: Waupaca, Wisconsin
Affiliate Film Number: 0305
Record Number: 002913
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 08 Aug 1895
Birthplace: Marion, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Race: White
Father's Name: Geo. John Pfefferkorn
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Name: Louise Doran
Mother's Birthplace: Wis.

California Death Index, 1940-1997

Harriett A Pfefferkorn
Death Date: 30 Jul 1962
Event Place: San Bernardino, California, United States
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1897
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Father's Name:
Mother's Name: Schmidt

Ethan B Pfefferkorn
Death Date: 06 Jun 1973
Event Place: Orange, California, United States
Birth Date: 08 Aug 1895
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Gender: Male

Wisconsin Death Record

Harriett A Pfefferkorn
Event Date: 30 Jul 1962
Event Place: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Residence Place: , Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Age: 64

BioM: Werner, Elsie B. (1963)

California Marriage Record

Elsie B Werner
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 17 Aug 1963
Event Place: Los Angeles, California
Gender: Female
Age: 64
Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
Spouse's Name: Ethan B Pfefferkorn
Spouse's Age: 68
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1895

1917-1918 World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, DuPage County, Illinois, United States

Ethan Benjamin Pfefferkorn, single Caucasian

Address: 132 Loomis, Naperville, Illinois
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1895
Birthplace: Marion, Wisconsin, United States

Medium Height and build, Gray eyes, dark hair with no balding

Occupation: Civil Service Office, Washington, D.C. for the US Govt.
Nationality: United States (Natural Born)

No Dependents claimed


World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Wisconsin


Doctor Ethan Benjamin Pfefferkorn, self employed
Address: 19 Jefferson Ave.
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 08 Aug 1895, Marian, Wis., 46 yrs.


1910 Federal Census, Augusta Ward 4, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, District: 44, Family 329

Ethan B Pfefferkorn, white single male
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
Head George J Pfefferkorn M 43 Wisconsin
Son Clarence W Pfefferkorn M 17 Wisconsin
Son Ethan B Pfefferkorn M 15 Wisconsin
Son Alvin D Pfefferkorn M 12 Wisconsin
Son Ira N Pfefferkorn M 8 Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, Family 597, Line 71

Harriet Pfefferkorn, white married female
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head Ethan Pfefferkorn M 35 Wisconsin
Wife Harriet Pfefferkorn F 32 Wisconsin

1940 Federal Census, Ward 11, Oshkosh, Oshkosh City, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, District: 70-39, Family 55, Line 32

Harriet Pfefferkorn, married white female
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members
Head Athen Pfefferkorn M 44 Wisconsin
Wife Harriet Pfefferkorn F 42 Wisconsin
Daughter Dora Lou Pfefferkorn F 10 Wisconsin
Son Doff Pfefferkorn M 7 Wisconsin
Maid Ethel Kehl F 19 Wisconsin



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