William H. Peffer1,2,3

ID# 20620, (1846 - 1927)
FatherBenjamin K. Peffer3,4,5 (3 Jun 1817 - 25 Jan 1899)
MotherAnne Fickes3,4,5 (1 Oct 1818 - 8 May 1892)

Key Events:

Birth: 16 Jul 1846, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania6,7,8
Marriage: about 1878, Virginia Vallance (25 Aug 1857 - 2 Feb 1937)9,10,11
Death: 1 Jan 1927, South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania12,13
Burial: 4 Jan 1927, Mt. Hollly Springs, South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William H. Peffer was born on 16 Jul 1846 in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.6,7,8 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Lower Dickinson Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents, Benjamin K. Peffer and Anne Fickes.14 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Lower Dickinson Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents.15
     William married Virginia Vallance, daughter of John A. Vallance and Margaret Flora, about 1878.9,10,11
     William and Virginia Vallance appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Mt. Holly Springs, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their daughter Bessie was listed as living with them, as was her mother, Margaret Flora.2
     William and Virginia appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 8 Jun 1900, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Bessie, William and George were listed as living with them.16
     William and Virginia appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 28 Apr 1910, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their daughter Bessie was listed as living with them, as was her husband, John W. Hartzell. Their son William and his wife and two young sons were apparently living close by as they are listed as the previous household.17
     William and Virginia appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, on the back road to Mt. Hope, enumerated 4 Mar 1920, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their daughter Bessie was listed as living with them, as was her husband, John W. Hartzell.18
     He was a dry goods merchant in 1880. By 1900 he was a day laborer. By 1910 he was a salesman in the paper business. In 1920 he was a salesman for a general store.19,20,21,22,23
     William died on 1 Jan 1927 in South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, at age 80.12,13 He was buried on 4 Jan 1927 in Mt. Hollly Springs, South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.3

Children:
     Children with Virginia Vallance:

  • Bessie M. Peffer2,16,17 (Aug 1878 - 1966)
  • Mary J. Peffer24 (1880 - 1884)
  • William Peffer16 (11 Jun 1884 - Dec 1971)
  • George Peffer16 (6 Nov 1887 - Jul 1983)
  • Edna Steele Peffer24 (abt 12 Apr 1891 - 15 Jan 1892)

Citations

  1. [S6726] Benjn. K. Peffer household, 1850 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as William Peffer.
  2. [S6672] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  3. [S6723] William H. Peffer, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6726] Benjn. K. Peffer household, 1850 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6727] Benjamin K. Peffer household, 1860 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6723] William H. Peffer, Certificate of Death, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S6726] Benjn. K. Peffer household, 1850 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 4 and state.
  8. [S6727] Benjamin K. Peffer household, 1860 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 14 and state.
  9. [S6672] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows married.
  10. [S6721] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 22 years.
  11. [S6722] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 32 years.
  12. [S6723] William H. Peffer, Certificate of Death, shows date, township, and county.
  13. [S6667] Virginia V. Peffer, Certificate of Death, shows her as widowed.
  14. [S6726] Benjn. K. Peffer household, 1850 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  15. [S6727] Benjamin K. Peffer household, 1860 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. [S6721] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  17. [S6722] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  18. [S6724] William H. Peffer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania.
  19. [S6672] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as dry goods merchant.
  20. [S6721] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as day laborer.
  21. [S6722] Wm. H. Peffer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as salesman, industry as paper.
  22. [S6724] William H. Peffer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as salesman, industry as general store.
  23. [S6723] William H. Peffer, Certificate of Death, shows occupation as retired merchant.
  24. [S4459] USGenWeb Archives, online, Pennsylvania, Cumberland Co., Cemetery Records, Mt Holly Springs: M-Z Surnames, contributed by Elizabeth Landis Carson corrected 10/2004, Wm. H. Peffer family group, row 8N.