Pfenninger Data  -  Page 1
I am still working on this area.  I will be putting scans and transcripts
of documents here, things like obituaries and lists.  Click on the image
to see a larger version which can be downloaded by right clicking
image and "save image".  The wording will vary but you know how to
do that.
The text at the bottom says "from rubbing of the tombstone of
Henry Pfenninger, Casey County, Kentucky, June 1987.
A type  written transcription of Luella Adams Wilkinson's
obituary from 1902.

I have transcribed this transcripition  (no, really, I DO have a
life) in order to post it in the Summary section.  The idea being
that my transcription will be searchable on the internet to be
available to other researchers.
"From the handwritten copy by Lina Pfenninger done several
years before her death in 1943."
Pfenninger Family Tree c. 1880 - 1992.
An introduction to the spiral bound book written by Donna
Reeves Pfenninger in 1992.  In it she says "this will shortly be
dated material".  And here I am posting her introduction as a
historical document 20 years later for uploading to the inter-
net.  Isn't that just the way life is .
History of the American Pfenningers.  Typed from a manu-
script written by J.J. Pfenninger.  I have transcribed these
pages and posted them in the Summary so that internet searches
will find key phrases.  This has proven to be an important part
of this website.  A number of researchers have found new
information that is located on this site by doing a "google
A June 1987 record of the living grandchildren of Jacob and
Lena Schoettlin Pfenninger.  (Recorder unknown).  I have also
transcribed these pages and will post them in the Summary area.
Also from the 1992 book compiled
by Donna Reeves Pfenninger, an up-
dated Family Tree listing.  There is a
lot of addtional dates in this one.  It
is, as Donna states in her intro, now
dated material.  I am posting this info
in 2013, so these lists are currently
20 years old.

Has anyone out there kept a copy of
this information updated?  These lists
are really really important for folks
like me who do genealogical research.
A poem written by Lena Pfenninger
Simmons for the 50th wedding
anniversary of Alfred and Hassel
Pfenninger - April 7, 1962.
Further Pfenninger Family Facts as
compiled and included in the 1992
Family History book.
Casualty worksheet for Elmer Pfenninger and a letter
sent to Alvis Pfenninger in December, 1944 relating
details of Elmer's death.
A newspaper notice in the New Castle Courier Times
about the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Alfred and
Hassel Pfenninger.  To the right is a photo taken at the
Alfred Pfenninger Obituary from the New Castle
Courier Times, June 11, 1964.

I have transcribed this and posted it in the Summary
A copy of the funeral message delivered by
Richard L. Christopher, Pastor at First United
Methodist Church in New Castle, Indiana.  Services
held March 13, 1981.

I have transcribed this and posted it in the Summary
This is all I have so far.  As other documents come
along I will post them here.
I found these three transcriptions of old newspaper articles about Henry Pfenninger's murder
in of all places, -   http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82834081 -
otherwise known as "Find a Grave".  The excerpts were included in the entry for David Delk,
the man who held the knife.  Its not a pleasant story.  It says a lot about the prejudices the
Pfenninger family faced in Kentucky for being "foreign".
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1892  -  Page 1
On last Sunday evening a German by the name of
Pfenninger, belonging to
the German settlement on Tennessee Ridge, five miles from this place,
received fatal stabs in the umbilical region, from which he died about 3
A.M. Monday morning. Particulars are meager and hard to get hold of. It
appears that some mill hands and the German were on a general spree and
the mill hands were slashing around with open knives. Pfenninger sat
down in a chair and fell over on the floor. It was first supposed from those
present that the fall was caused by intoxication, but on his soon beginning
to groan it was found that he was stabbed as stated. Dr. James Wesley was
sent for, but could do no good.  Deputy Sheriff Wheat went out and
arrested David and George Delk, charged with doing the cutting, and they
were brought to town. They were indicted and are now in jail. Their trial,
we learn, is set for Thursday.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1892  -  Page 8
On Saturday last, George and Dave Delk were tried for the killing of old
man Henry Pfenninger on the 11th. There were two counts in the
indictment, one for murder and the other for manslaughter.

Commonwealth's Attorney Herndon was assisted in the prosecution by
County Attorney Godbey and the prisoners were ably defended by Col.
Adams, George E. and Boyle Stone. It was late in the evening before the
testimony was concluded. After supper court was again convened and
masterly efforts were made in behalf of the prisoners by Col. Adams and
Geo. E. Stone and for the prosecution by Q. C. Godbey and Attorney
Herndon. Everybody agrees that Mr. Herndon made one of the best efforts
ever delivered by him at this place. After the conclusion of the arguments
the jury retired and after three-quarters of an hour, failing to agree, were
held over till Monday. On Monday morning they were again sent to the
jury room. Still failing to agree, the jury was discharged and the prisoners
were held over in the sum of $300 for their appearance at the next Casey
circuit court. David Delk readily gave bond, his employer Mitchell Taylor
being his security, but George Delk failing to procure a bondsman, was
remanded to jail.

January 17, 1893
Interior Journal, Liberty, Casey County, Ky
- Early last Sunday morning, the people of Liberty were startled by the
announcement that the 2 prisoners, George Delk for the killing of Henry
Pfinnger, and Tobe Gaddis, lately committed, charged with stealing
$60.00 from Sam Ford, had broken jail and had shaken the snow and dust
of Liberty from their feet and departed for parts unknown. They burned a
hole with 2 heated stove legs through the ceiling overhead and ascended
by means of a small ladder used to descend to the dungeon part of the jail,
cut a hole in the roof and descended to the ground outside, by an
ingeniously improvised rope made from their bed coverings.
An article from the New Castle Courier
Times in August, 2013 about Frank
Pfenninger finally receiving his High
School Diploma.