Puffer Genealogy

Alfred Eugene PUFFER

Alfred Eugene PUFFER[1, 2, 3]

Male 1868 - 1934  (66 years)

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  • Name Alfred Eugene PUFFER 
    Born 18 Apr 1868  Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
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    Ref# 397  [1
    Residence 1881  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He and his sister, Eudora, stayed with their uncle Alfred and family after their mother died in 1881.
    Residence 1885  Des Moines, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1920  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1930  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 16 May 1934  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried 19 May 1934  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Lakewood Cemetery 
    • Monument Lot, Section 4 Lot 234 Grave 1
    Person ID I34673  Puffers
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2022 

    Father Wales Warren PUFFER,   b. 9 Oct 1837, Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1886, Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Mary LINCOLN,   b. Dec 1839, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1881, Indianola, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1857  Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Family ID F9358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maud E. STEENSTRA,   b. May 1870, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Jun 1888  Saint Paul, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Residence 1901  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Divorced Aft Nov 1901  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harlan Eugene PUFFER,   b. 6 Nov 1890, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1966, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F13678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eva Maude PIERCE,   b. 11 Feb 1879, Reedsburg, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1942, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 5 May 1896  Eau Claire County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Eugene Alfred PUFFER,   b. 13 Dec 1896, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1962, Rosamond, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Norma PUFFER,   b. 19 Nov 1900, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1901, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Martha PUFFER,   b. 19 Nov 1900, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1901, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Claude Fred PUFFER,   b. 11 Aug 1903, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1984, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Aileen Martha PUFFER,   b. 24 Mar 1906, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2006  (Age < 99 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F9760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos 3 Photos

  • Notes 
    • His mother died when he was 13 years old, his father when he was fifteen. He worked on the farm during the fall when but 11 years old and nine months of each of the two following years. He then went to live in the family of Dr. Robert A. Patchin, Des Moines, IA, where he remained until 19 years old. He became a railroad switchman at Minneapolis. In an accident May 14, 1894, he lost a thumb. He started again as common laborer in the Threshing Machine Co.'s branch office, and worked his way upward as assistant shipper, shipper, repair helper, assistant bookkeeper, bookkeeper, traveling salesman, collector, assistant manager. For seven years he was assistant manager of a branch house and six years manager. When three threshing machine concerns united, he became manager and secretary of the Automatic Carbonator Co., in a position he held three years. He is now manager of the branch house of the Holt Manufacturing Co., at Omaha, NE. He is a member of the Masonic Order, the Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Modern Samaritans, and United Commerical Travelers. He is very musical, first tenor of the Masonic Quartette, and his children are gifted musically.

      The Federal Census of 1900 for Brainard, MN, Crow Wing, shows him as an 'inmate' at the "Northern Pacific R.R. Sanitarium" on 18 Jun 1900.

      The Wisconsin Historical Society shows him married to Eva M Pierce on May 28, 1896

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 246, 315.

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

    3. [S382] Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980, Database online.
      Record for Harlan Eugene Puffer

    4. [S543] Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908.

    5. [S307] _1900 United States Federal Census.

    6. [S447] _1910 United States Federal Census.

    7. [S309] _1920 United States Federal Census.

    8. [S385] _1930 United States Federal Census.

    9. [S196] Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930.

    10. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 246.

    11. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 314.

    12. [S390] Minnesota Marriages Index, 1849-1950.

    13. [S378] _US City Directories, 1821-1995.

    14. [S261] Minnesota-EASy.

    15. [S216] Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907.