Bio: Pfeiffer, George (1862 19??)

 

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Surnames: Pfeiffer, Scheck, Oelhafen

 

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

 

Pfeiffer, George (9 August 1862 19??)

 

GEORGE PFEIFFER, whose name is well known in the large manufacturing industries of Marathon County, Wisconsin, for many years having been connected with milling interests here and is vice president and superintendent of the H. E. McEachron Company, whose great mills are located on Clarke's Island, Wausau, was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 9, 1862, and is a son of John George and Mary (Scheck) Pfeiffer.  

 

When George Pfeiffer was about thirteen years of age his father, who by trade was a wagon maker, moved with his family to Monroe, Wisconsin, and two years later bought a small flour mill there and the son worked in his father's mill for four years. He then went to Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and was employed there in a flour mill for two years, returning then to his father's mill for a year, when he came to Wausau and in January, 1884, entered the employ of his present company as a miller. At that time the mills were considered very prosperous, the output being about ninety barrels of flour daily, but compared with the present output of over 800 barrels a day, the former volume of business seems very small. At first Mr. Pfeiffer worked as assistant miller but in 1891 took charge as head miller and superintendent and when the company was incorporated became also vice president. Mr. Pfeiffer confines his attention, in a business way, to this concern and his duties are so numerous and important that he is fully occupied.  

 

At Tomahawk, Wisconsin, in 1889, Mr. Pfeiffer was married to Miss Mary Oelhafen and they have one daughter, Marian, who was born in 1903. They belong to the Presbyterian Church. He has never been very active in political life and his only fraternal connection is with the Knights of Pythias.

 

 

 


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