Frederick & Angeline Smith Pfanstiel
Angeline Smith Pfanstiel and eight sons
Left to right: Marion Francis, Franklin Pierce, James Garfield, Frederick Alexander, Mother Angeline, Albert Grant, Robert, Benjamin Franklin and William.
Marion Francis Pfanstiel & Margaret Emmetta Mullins Pfanstiel
The following was generously submitted by Earl Pfanstiel,
Transcribed by Bonnie Snow
Frederich Pfannstiel(our spelling Frederick Pfanstiel) was born January 2, 1825 in Saxe Weimar Ersenach, Germany. He was one of five children, was raised by his mother as his father died when he was quite young. He left Germany on May 2, 1853 from Bremen and arrived in New York, June 25, 1853. He resided in both Pendleton County and Kenton County, Kentucky, first at Demossville and later at Morningview. He operated a blacksmith shop in both places. An 1883 map of Magisterial District No. 5, which included Morning View, contained the following business reference:
"Fred Pfanstiel, Blacksmith, Repairing and Horse Shoeing neatly done.
Shop near Morning View"
Frederick became a citizen in Hamilton County, Ohio, July 5, 1858. Some time later, he served as the Justice of the Peace for District No. 5. He was a 32nd degree Mason and for many years and served as secretary of the Masonic Lodge in Demossville. On July 4, 1856, he married his first wife, Margaret E. Mullins, daughter of Richard Mullins, Sr. They had one daughter, Rebecca. Margaret died when Rebecca was a baby, only a few months old. Frederick married his second wife, Angeline Smith, May 10, 1858. Angeline was born June 2, 1843 and at the time of marriage to Frederick, was not quite 15 years old. Frederick, at the time was 33 years of age. Angeline was born near California, Kentucky. Her mother died when she was quite small and she and her brother, Ben, were raised part time by her father and part time by her aunt.
Frederich Pfanstiel served as a Home Guard for the Union during the Civil War.
Frederick and Angeline had thirteen children of their own in addition to Rebecca, the child of Frederick's first wife. The thirteen children were:
Frederick died March 18, 1898 and is buried at Wilmington Cemetery, Fiskburg, Kenton County, Kentucky. Angeline died February 23, 1924 and is also buried at Willmington Cemetery.
Eight of Frederick and Angeline's children lived to adulthood as did Rebecca. The children married as follows:
|Frederick Alexander||Virginia "Jenny" Barker||04-14-1881|
|Benjamin Franklin||Lyda Forehan|
|Francis Marion||Margaret Emmetta Mullins||03-03-1893|
|Albert Grant||Minnie Hester Mullins||07-24-1902|
|Franklin Pierce||Josephine Mullins||08-05-1903|
|James Garfield||Marie Cunningham|
Grandchildren of Frederick & Angeline Smith Pfanstiel
Children of Frederick Alexander& Virginia Barker - Minnie, Pearl, Lillie, Harley, Frederick, Jr., Edna& Beueah.
Children of Benjamin & Lyda Forhan - Tom & Stella.
Children of Francis Marion & Emma Mullins - Everett, Ruth, Virgie & Vivian.
Children of William & Lillian Hitch - Wilma & Eva.
Children of Albert Grant &Minnie Mullins - Mary, Nell Temple & Benjamin.
Children of Franklin Pierce &Josephine Mullins - Edith, Clarence Frederick, Franklin, Jr., Marie, Albert Earl& Evelyn.
Child of Robert & Louella Gretchi - Irene Angeline
Note: James and Marie Cunningham had no children.
Note: Charles, Anna, Margaret, Emma & Frederick Joseph all died young.
Rebecca Pfansteil Stahl - 1856- 1896
Rebecca Pfansteil Stahl was theonly child of Frederick and his first wife, Margaret Mullins. She was the grand-daughter of Richard Mullins, Sr. & his first wife, Rebecca Berry. Please refer to the Mullins page. Rebecca married William Stahl, they had the following children:
Maggie, married Tom Gibson - they had no children.
Fred, married Myrtle Ackman -their children were: Pascal, Edna, Clara, Fern, Mildred, Fredricka, Edward& Henry.
Ben, married Nola Vastine - their children were: William, Margaret, Sylvester, Herman, Benjamin, Clarice, Eileen, Donald, Gene, Leo, Raymond, Mona Fay & Robert.
Charles, married Laura Melton -their child was Albert Charles.
Edward - never married.
Obituary For Fredrick Pfanstiel
Friday morning, March 13, 1898,while all was tranquil and at peace, Fredrick Pfanstiel, familiarly called Uncle Fred, fell asleep at his house in Kenton Co., to awake on the cloudless day of a painless home. He was 73 years of age and has been a member of the Grassy Creek church for a number of years.
His union with the noble woman who survives him, and whose short path to the end will be clouded with loneliness and grief, was a most blessed one. To them where born thirteen children, eight of whom are living, and cherish the grateful love, and noble character, the consecrated personality, and the beautiful life of an almost ideal father.
For a greater part of his life has belonged to the eldership, in which office he worked, in the church where he has long been a member until his death. Our church has lost one of its most faithful and useful members. He loved the church and much of his life was absorbed in its interest. He had continually made his way of living simple and his personal expenses few that he might have more to give to every good work. His benefactions were all made too, with that single view to the good that could be accomplished, and never for praise that might be gained. In life no opportunity for doing good found him unprepared and even death was anticipated with good deeds to live after. His life has been one of marked devotion to the culture and welfare of his family, being a devoted busy husband and affectionate father.
Uncle Fred has passed over the threshold to return no more forever, and his many friends deeply regret the loss of this nobleman, for whom life held so much and who occupied and adorned so useful a position in it.
Those who gather there sorrow indeed, but not as those that have no hope. In his death they saw the close of a long, earnest Christian life, and doubted not that he has passed to the Christian's reward. He had long been making preparations for the great change and he met it not merely as one who lies down to pleasant dreams, but as one who goes expectant of triumphant immortality.
His wife and eight sons grieve truly over his loss, but rejoice also in the memory of a life that had "For its glorious moment seen The brightness of the skirts of God."
Bro. Stewart, of Lexington, conducted the funeral services, basing his remarks upon the closing verse of I Cor. chapter 20, after which his large circle of friends and relatives viewed that which was mortal, and then his remains were deposited by six of his sons to the Fiskburg cemetery to await the glorious resurrection.
The bereaved relatives have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community.
Demossville, March 22d.
Resolutions of Respect for Frederick Pfanstiel
Demossville Lodge No. 220 F& A M
March 21, 1898
Whereas it has pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to call from labor to refreshment our beloved Brother Frederick Pfansteil who died March 18th 1898 aged 73 years.
Therefore let it be resolved 1st that in the death of Bro. Pfansteil our Community loses one of its best Christian Men the family a kind and indulgent Father the Church one of its most faithful Officers and our lodge one of the best officers it has ever had and whose place it will (be) impossible to fill.
2nd that while we deeply deplore his loss yet we fully realize that our loss is his eternal gain.
3rd that we extend to his bereaved Family our deepest Sympathy.
4th that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our Lodge a copy be sent to each member of his Family and a copy be sent to each of our county papers.
5th that we wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days.
W. S. Clark
R. D, Thornton
B. M. Mullins
R. M. Mullins
Marion Pfanstiel's Teacher's Certificate
The Mullins Family Page Cemetery