Los Banos Enterprise [Los Banos, CA]
Saturday, May 3, 1919

Mrs. Theresa Pfitzer Dies In Bekeley

Mrs. Theresa Pfitzer, one of the early pioneers of this section and the state, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia A. McCabe, 2424 Russell street, Berkeley, last Friday night, following an illness of only two weeks.

She was a native of Wuerttemberg, Germany, and aged 86 years and two months. She came with her parents to Lyons, Iowa, in 1852, where she lived for a few years and where she was married to Anthony Pfitzer. In 1863 they were members of a caravan train which came to California in prairie schooners and settled in the San Joaquin valley a few miles from this city. A daughter, Mrs. Domengine, was three weeks old, when they left for the west.

Her home was made in this community until her death of her husband which occurred in 1891. A short time afterward she moved to Santa Cruz where she lived until 1908 and then moved to Berkeley and has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McCabe, since that time. The Pfitzer family is one of the oldest and best known in this section of the state and many of the children still reside in the valley.

The funeral services were held at the St. Augustine church in Berkeley, and the remains were brought to Los Banos the following afternoon where interment took place in the Los Banos cemetery, the services at the cemetery being in charge of Father J. L. Daumus, pastor of the Catholic church of this city.

Mrs. Pfitzer is survived by nine children and thirty-three grandchildren and great-grand-children.

The children are; Frank Pfitzer of Volta, Joseph Pfitzer of Berkeley, Andy Pfitzer of Newman, William Pfitzer of Gustine, Clarice Pfitzer and Mrs. Julia McCabe of Berkeley, Mrs. A. Domengine of Coalinga, and Louis Pfitzer of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
Miss Eugenia McCabe of the local high school faculty is a granddaughter.

Transcribe by: Alma Stone