The Pulver Mausoleum

Jennie Pulver Tobias passed away heartbreakingly young at only 34 years of age, and this loss was obviously greatly felt by her family. The mausoleum was purchased and erected to entomb this lost daughter and wife and the epitaph over the door is mourning her loss.

According to, the entire Tobias family is interred in this mausoleum, parents Herman (1830 – 1909) and Frances (1839 – 1902), their three children Samuel (1860 – 1916), Jennie (1862 – 1897), and Jacob (1866 – 1926), Jennie’s husband Maurice Pulver (1854 – 1921), and Jacob’s wife Millie (1871 – 1957).

Jennie and Maurice’s oldest child Florence very sadly only lived for a year. She is also buried at Forest Home but it’s unclear where.

Jennie’s husband and father were both in retail, with various versions of what they sold being given on each census, but by the time her youngest child, son Herbert (1895 – 1950), was filling out his WWI draft card, the business had become a department store named Pulver and Tobias.

Though the family was Jewish, Jennie’s daughter Adelaide (1887 – 1974) was sent to Catholic boarding school in the city (Academy of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), which was where she showed up for the 1900 census. The rest of her family were all living together on West Madison: grandparents, father, brother, uncles, and servants.

Maurice remarried in 1911 to Rose Krueger who outlived him by four years. She is interred at Forest Home, but like Florence, it’s unclear where.

In 1910, Adelaide married a Canadian immigrant named Max Ripstein and they moved back to Canada for a time. Eventually, the couple moved to Los Angeles and changed the family name to Ripley. She and Max divorced in 1933. In 1956, she remarried to Herman Freundliche in Las Vegas. Both she and Herbert and both her husbands are interred at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles.

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