George W. Pfrimmer was born in Harrison Co., Ind., March 7, 1842, and came to Floyd Co., same state Sept. 4, 1894. His father, Eli J. G. Pfemmer is deceased; his mother, Elizabeth (Flemy) born in 1820 still survives. He was married in Harrison Co., Ind., March 27, 1873, to Mary A. Riley who was born there Sept. 9, 1849. Her father, Franklin Riley who was born in 1822 is still living, as is her mother, Minerva (Lynn) Riley, who was born in 1825. Comrade Pfrimmer was 20 years of age and was employed in farming when he began his military career, Aug. 19, 1862, at Camp Noble, Ind. He was enrolled as a private – was later made Corp., and Sergt. – of Co. C, 66th, Ind. V.I. This Regt., was assigned to 1st Brig., 2d Div., 16th A.C., also 4th Div., 15th A.C. He was detailed, a short time, at Colliersville, Tenn., as Ord., for provost marshal. September, 1862 he was given a leave of absence of ten days and rejoined his command at Camp Noble; he took active part in the battles of Richmond, Colliersville, Atlanta Campaign, Lovejoy Station, Joneboro, Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Carolinas and the surrender of Johnston. He was finally honorably discharged June 12, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. His grandfather, Samuel Pfrimmer served through the Indian wars under General Harrison. His wife’s half-brother, Adelbert Keithly belonged to 81st Ind. V.I., and was wounded at Chickamauga. Her grandfather, Lynn was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Pfrimmer is a member of J.T. Benson Post, 527, in which he holds the office of P.P.C., and Adjt., he is toll-gate keeper and resides in Edwardsville, Indiana.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
N.Y., Toledo, Chicago
Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike