|Birth:||22 March 1881|
Posey County, Indiana, USA
|Death:||23 May 1992|
Mount Vernon, Indiana, USA
|Age:||111 years, 62 days|
Henry Pfeiffer (22 March 1881 – 23 May 1992) was a validated American supercentenarian.
He was born in Posey County, Indiana, USA to parents Louis and Margaret Pfeiffer. The family owned a farm and towards the mid-1890s, the then 15-year-old Henry “quit school to pay off a debt.” Aside from farming, Henry also worked at a saw mill. In 23 October 1913, he married Matilda Willmann. The couple had at least 6 children; 3 daughters and 3 sons. In 1917-1918, he enlisted in the U.S. army when United States entered World War 1. He also enlisted in World War 2.
Matilda died in 1977, just a few years before Henry’s centennial birthday. Subsequently, he lived alone in his house until at least age 105. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed reading the Bible on a daily basis. As far as the key to his longevity goes, he didn’t stop smoking until he became widowed. However, he was a hard-worker and lived for the day.
Henry Pfeiffer died in Mount Vernon, Indiana, USA on 23 May 1992 at the age of 111 years, 62 days.