Estelle Campbell Pufalt & the Pufalt Family
Estelle Campbell Pufalt married Charles (Carl) Pufalt. The Pufalt family were immigrants from Germany and lived in Granite City with another immigrant family, Grunwald. Estelle's brother, Scott Campbell, married Edna Grunwald. Since both Scott and several of the Pufalt family members worked at Granite City Steel, it is very likely that is how they all met. Estelle and Carl did not have any children but are likely the people who financed Estelle's nephew's, William Scott Martin, trips to Hollywood. The family wanted young Billy to become a child star, or at least an understudy for then child star, Jackie Coogan. Young Billy was a ringer for the star. Both Billy and his grandmother, Estelle's mother, Emma Cassell Campbell lived with Carl and Estelle off and on over the years. Estelle died a young woman and was buried at St. John's Cemetery in Granite City, IL. It is not known if Carl remarried or remained single. He is not buried along with his wife according to cemetery records.
Estelle worked for a doctor, was born in E. St. Louis, IL and lived in Granite City, IL. Carl was a local well known barber.
Timeline:8 Jul 1891 born in E. St. Louis, St. Clair County, IL
9 Sep 1913 married Carl Earl Pufalt
July 28, 1934 died in Granite City, IL
Wish List: I like to add old photos of Estelle and Carl
Location of this family: Granite City, Madison County, Illinois
I often use Yahoo People Search to find possible "kin", by matching last names and similiar locations, I can sometimes find others with the same family line. I wrote to Caroline Pufalt and had a GREAT surprise when I opened my e-mail and found this note from her!
"I'm Caroline Pufalt: My grandfather was Fred Pufalt, brother to Carl E Pufalt. I don't know a lot about my family history. My father, William Pufalt and grandfather are deceased. My aunt, Marcella, who was daughter of Sophie Pufalt (wife of Fred) and Fred's stepdaughter is still living. She is 85 but in ill health in a nursing home. I asked her about Carl. She recalls that he was a barber, who cut her hair several times when she was a child. She says he was heavy set and friendly. My mother, Loretta Pufalt, recalls that Carl did remarry but doesn't think they had any children."
St. John's Cemetery - Granite City, Madison County, Illinois
Estella Pufalt died July 30, 1934 section7 lot 313 grave site 8
Social Security Information for the Pufalt FamilyFRED PUFALT born: 25 May 1892; died: Aug 1978 (Granite City, Madison, IL) 333-01-9072
JOHN PUFALT 29 Jun 1894 Dec 1969 61265 (Coal Valley, Rock Island, IL) 333-03-2903
SOPHIE PUFALT 13 Apr 1893 Oct 1985 62040 (Granite City, Madison, IL) 334-22-0820
WILLIAM PUFALT 24 Jan 1922 4 Sep 1993 62221 (Belleville, Saint Clair, IL) 330-18-0350
Census InformationCensus Information from the 1920 Madison County, Illinois Census Microfilm
267/281 Catherine Pufalt, age 65 enumerated at 2405 Edwards Granite City, ILL. Widow, immigrated 1904, born in Germany
Theodore Pufalt, son, age 29, born in Germany and was a crane man at the Rolling Mill (Granite City Steel)
Fred Pufalt, son, age 27, born in Germany and was a Clerk at the Rolling Mill
Henry Pufalt, son, age 22 born in Germany and was Crane man at the Rolling Mill.
Living in the same house was Minnie Grunwald, age 49, widow immigrated 1888, born in Germany
Scott Campbell, son in law, age 29 (my relative)
Edna (Grunwald) Campbell, daughter, age 16
151/162 John Pufalt, age 25, born in Germany, Timekeeper at Rolling Mill, enumerated at: 2306 Edwards , Granite City, Illinois
241/253 Frank Pufalt, age 35, immigrated in 1904, born in Germany, Laborer at the Rolling Mill; enumerated at 2609 Edwards, Granite City, Illinois
1920 St. Louis, MO Census InformationCarl F. Pufalt, age 32, born Deutschland,
City Directory Information for the Pufalt Family
Gould's St. Louis City Directory 1919
Pufalt, Chas barber h1437 Sullivan Av.
1921 Tri City Directory
Pufalt, Frank 2609 Edwards Street, Granite City,Illinois
1927 Granite City, Illinois Directory
1929 Granite City, Illinois City Directory
1937 Granite City Directory
Florida Death Index:
Carl Ferdinand Pufalt
Ethel Valeria Pufalt