Somers V. Pfeuffer, merchant and legislator, son of Susan (Gravis) and George Pfeuffer, was born at Corpus Christi, Texas, on October 10, 1856. In 1868 he moved with his parents to New Braunfels. After attending Emory and Henry College in Virginia, he entered the merchandise and lumber business with his father in New Braunfels, Cotulla, and Laredo. On December 31, 1881, he married Tekla Weber of Marion; they had three children. Upon his father's death in 1886, he took over the management of the business, which he renamed S. V. Pfeuffer Company in 1918. He was a member of the city council of New Braunfels for twelve years. He represented Comal, Blanco, Gillespie, and Hays counties in the House of the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth legislatures. He was a collector of books, manuscripts, and other data bearing on Texas history. Pfeuffer died in New Braunfels on August 8, 1928.