Dr. Charles William Pfeifer was born in Washington county, Wisconsin, on the 29th of June, 1858. His parents emigrated to America in 1847 and settled in Albany, New York, where they remained for twelve years.
In 1856 the family moved to Washington county, Wisconsin. There his father, Andrew Pfeifer, purchased five acres of land which he operated in connection with his trade, which was that of a carpenter. In 1865 he removed to Scott township, Sheboygan county, where he purchased a farm which he worked until 1888. In that year he moved to Douglas county, South Dakota, at which place he died in 1902 at the advanced age of eighty-two years. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Barbara Zand, was born in Switzerland.
Char1es William Pfeifer was educated in the common schools of Sheboygan county and graduated from the Plymouth high school in 1882. He was subsequently engaged in educational work and for five years pursued the vocation of teaching school. He afterward entered Rush Medical College, where he completed the required course of study, graduating with the degree of M. D. in the class of 1885. Immediately following his graduation he began the practice of his profession, locating his office in Kewaskum, Washington county, where he remained for a term of nine years.
In 1893 he removed to Sheboygan Falls and has since been actively pursuing the practice of his profession. He is a member of the Sheboygan County Medical Society, the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. His career has been one of meritorious success and a great contribution to the medical profession. He was at different times president of the Sheboygan County Medical Society and ranks among the successful physicians of this county.
As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Dr. Pfeifer chose Miss Mary Jane Saemann, daughter of John Saemann, a resident farmer of Sheboygan county. To this union eight children have been born, as follows: Jane, who is teaching in the high school of Oshkosh; Edward, a student of Northwestern Medical College at Chicago, Illinois; Andrew, also a student in that institution; Walter, attending Armour Institute of Technology, at Chicago, Illinois; Arnold, who is deceased; Oliver; and Reuben and Robert, twins.
Fraternally Dr. Pfeifer is identified with the Masons of Sheboygan Falls, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Kewaskum, the Modern Woodmen of America at Sheboygan Falls and the Beavers lodge. He is a man of a wide range of experience and deeply studied in the essential science to which he has devoted himself as an indefatigable student for more than a quarter of a century. He is still in the prime of life and never more eager to acquire knowledge that will increase his already large stock of practical information. He is identified with all the social interests of his city and is a loyal friend to every public movement looking to the advancement of the people.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL