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    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 1 Feb 1908, Contributed by Lisa Baker


Well Known and Aged German Resident of the Ninth Ward Expired at Home This Morning.

An illness of eleven weeks culminated this morning at 10 o'clock in the death of Mrs. Martha Pfister, widow of Erhardt Pfister, of 136 Singer street, Ninth Ward. Mrs. Pfister suffered with dropsy.

The deceased was one of the best-known German residents of the Ninth Ward. She had lived in this city probably fifty years, coming here from Carrolltown where she and Mr. Pfister were married. Since the death four years ago of Mr. Pfister on Westmont, Mrs. Pfister had lived on Singer street. Mrs. Pfister was seventy-one years old, and was born in Bavaria, Germany. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anna Malzi Emil, of Horner street; Mrs. John Abler, of Catherine street; Mrs. John Kistner, of Kennedy avenue; Charles and Lena at home; Frank, of Hudson street, and William, of Ohio. Mrs. Pfister was Miss Martha Leab (sic-Lieb) before her marriage. Mrs. C. C. Hornick, who died last August in the Ninth Ward, was her only sister.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Monday morning in St. Joseph's German Catholic Church on Railroad street. The Revs. Fathers Fridolin and Bede of St. Vincent's Beatty, Pa., will have charge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery at Geistown.

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