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Grave of Adolph, Therese, & Anna Kaetta Pfifferling

Grave of Adolph, Therese, & Anna Kaetta Pfifferling

From my mother's story: My uncle, Adolph Pfifferling, died in 1927 in Halle a/Saale at the age of 50. His wife, Therese followed him 2 years later. They had 3 children, Albert, Hans, and Anna Kaete. Albert was shot accidentally by communists when he was 13 years old, in 1923. The communists were shooting from the rooftops in the city. He was crossing the street and was killed instantly. My parents told me that that was a big tragedy and very sad, Albert was an exceptionally nice boy. Hans left Germany in 1934 and lived in Warren Pennsylvania. I never met him here in America and he passed away several years ago. Little Anna-Kaete died at the age of 6 from polio in 1927. She had just started going to school and her mother took her on a trip to England, to a seaside resort, and she came home with this illness. She died the same year as her father Adolph. Also, I was sent away for several weeks to my mother’s sister, Meta Berg, in Rockenhausen near the Rhine River, because polio is very contagious, my parents thought it best not to have me at home for a while. I was 5 years old at the time.