John Andrew Tepfer
born June 25, 1856, in Alstenstein, Germany
died December 8, 1936, in Dayton, Illinois
JOHN A. TEPFER DIES AT HOME IN DAYTON
John Andrew Tepfer, 80, retired railroad man, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Dayton. He had been ill for several years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Dayton club house by the Rev. C. W. McClelland, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Dayton cemetery.
Mr. Tepfer was born in Alstenstein, Germany, and came to this country when a young man, settling in Earlville. In 1905 he moved to Dayton, where he had since resided.
The deceased was employed as a section foreman by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad for 38 years. He was retired by the company in March, 1925.
He was a member of Modern Woodmen of America, having joined in 1889.
Surviving are two sons, Walter of Dayton, and Chester of Chicago and two step brothers, Chris of Mossbach and Henry of Mt. Carmel.
His wife, Anna I. Tepfer, died in 1925.1
1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, December 9, 1936