Charles Pfeiffer

Charles Anton Pfeiffer from Baden, Sigmaringen, Germany. With his father, Joseph, he started the Pfeiffer Stone Company—dealers in stone, marble, and granite—in 1860 in St. Joseph, Missouri. The business was expanded under Charles and his eldest son, Otto Leonard Pfeiffer, who established the marble quarries in the town that came to be called Pfeiffer (Independence County), named after the family.

Old white man in suit and bow tie

Courtesy of Karen Radoulov