Puffer Genealogy

Esther Estella DEAN

Female 1865 - 1949  (84 years)


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  • Name Esther Estella DEAN 
    Nickname Stella 
    Born 12 Feb 1865  Cedar Falls, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1880  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1885  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • She is a 'servant' at a hotel in Clay County, IA in 1900. The record shows she's married, but her husband had died and doesn't show on the census, just her two small girls.
    Residence 1905  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1920  Lakeville, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1940  Sioux City, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 2 Dec 1949  Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2832  Puffers
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 

    Father William Morris DEAN,   b. 2 Mar 1823, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1890, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Hannah HAIGH,   b. Apr 1847, Delhi, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1934, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1865  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George F. PUFFER,   b. 26 Oct 1851, Huron County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1891, Sanborn, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1888  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Georgia Alice PUFFER,   b. 8 Mar 1888, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1912, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     2. Cady PUFFER,   b. 13 Oct 1889, La Crosse County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1962, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Julia PUFFER,   b. 17 May 1891, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1959, Boise, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Mildred PUFFER,   b. 17 May 1891, Clay County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 8 years)
     5. Irma Gladys PUFFER,   b. 24 Dec 1893, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1993  (Age < 99 years)
     6. Olive Alice Evelyn PUFFER,   b. 4 Apr 1899, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1976, Fresno, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Alta Vae PUFFER,   b. 1897, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1949, Cumberland, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F4090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas A. ARNETT,   b. 26 Feb 1867, Neponset, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1938, Storm Lake, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1915  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F4165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • As to how her youngest children could be born after George had died and still be listed as his children, "She simply listed that George was the father even though he had been dead for many years. Charlotte Gilbert Puffer, Stella's mother-in-law, did not feel that Stella was an 'appropriate' mother for her three legitimate children: Georgia Alice (1888), Cady (1889 - my grandfather) and Julia (1891) and so Charlotte took them to her daughter Julia Puffer Olmstead in Wisconsin. The three children were raised by Charlotte and Julia and her husband George Olmstead. George was later transferred to Idaho where he became Supervisor of the Railroad Company and Vice President of a bank." Sharon (granddaughter of Cady Puffer).

  • Sources 
    1. [S776] California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987.

    2. [S236] California Death Index, 1940-1997.

    3. [S670] Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1951.

    4. [S307] _1900 United States Federal Census.

    5. [S369] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

    6. [S309] _1920 United States Federal Census.

    7. [S440] _1940 United States Federal Census.