Anna Kaeta Pfifferling was my mother's 6 year-old first cousin who died from polio in 1927. She was the sister of Opa Karl's nephew Hans Ludwig Pfifferling. Her parents were Adolph & Therese (Dannenbaum) Pfifferling. Adolph was my Opa's brother & my mother's uncle.
Photo courtesy of Heidi McAfee
From the main page entry titled Albert Pfifferling: Opa Karl's 14 year old nephew, Albert (1905/1919). Albert was shot at the Reibeckplatz which was nearby to the Pfifferling home. this is also documented in my mother's story.
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.
After first living in New York. Hans and Grete settled in Warren PA, where Heidi & John were born. Hans also served in the US Army.
My mother's first cousin, Hans Ludwig & Grete Ellen 'Gonny' (Ikle) Pfifferling. After coming to America Hans changed his last name to Link. Grete was the daughter of German journalist Bella Fromm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Fromm
Albert was 5 years older than Hans. Ten of the pictures in this album were provided by Heidi McAfee. Heidi is the daughter of Hans & Grete.
My mother's & Hans' cousin Lotte, her husband Bertold, and their daughter, Marion Steinberg were in South France. Hans Pfifferling, Opa's nephew tried to get papers for them, so that they could come to America. Hans managed to get the papers, but unfortunately, to late, the 3 of them were taken in France and deported to Auschwitz, where they died.
Therese (geb Dannenbaum) Pfifferling. Therese was the wife of Opa Karl's brother, Adolph.
Therese, on the left, with her sister Rosa. Rosa was married to Max Lindau and emigrated to Mexico.
Therese, Anna Kaeta, & Hans Pfifferling.
To the left of Anna Kaeta is her mother, Therese.
My grandfather's brother, Adolph Pfifferling, Therese, Hans, & Anna Kaeta. This photo is from 1922, 3 years after Albert was shot and killed.
This is a picture that my mother had framed in the living room of her apartment. This is her uncle and aunt, Adolph and Therese Pfifferling. Adolph was my Opa Karl's oldest brother.
Like my father, my mother's cousin served in the army. The medal on Hans' uniform is the same one as my dad's a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge).
Therese Pfifferling with Albert & Hans.
My mother's first cousin, Hans, with his children, John 12 & Heidi 14, in 1960
Death notice for Albert Pfifferling
From the history of cemeteries
Funeral of 14-year-old Albert Pfifferling in the cemetery in Halle (1919)
Articles in "Allgemeine Zeitung of Judaism" of 31 January 1919:. "Halle aS, January 24 (1919) A victim of the revolution was the 14-year-old Albert Obertertianer Pfifferling, son of Mr. Adolf and Therese Pfifferling here itself, on Sunday. January 12, a rally for the government of Ebert and Scheidemann in the local Riebeckplatze took place, and in the wild shooting events on the hit the unlucky boy deadly bullet. the funeral turned out to be a poignant memorial ceremony. an exceptionally strong mourners gave the innocent victims on his last earthly underway escort. a command of about 20 sailors was there, whose leader a magnificent flower arrangements, palm tree with ribbons, stepped down at the grave. All classmates with their learners, headed by the Lord headmaster and his wife, attended the funeral. After an introductory dirge of Mr Kantor Neumann Mr. Rabbi Dr. Kahlenberg spoke in deeply to heart continuous manner, said he abstained any charges against the perpetrators. While the coffin was lowered into the grave, flew two airmen in slow flight through the cemetery, which was during the celebration under military guard. "
Article provided by Thomas Beck of Datterode, Germany.
My mother's aunt & uncle.
My mother's uncle & aunt. Adolph was Opa Karl's older brother and the second oldest of the 7 siblings.