Born in Vienna, Austria in 1880, Mouney Pfefferkorn immigrated to the United States in 1902 at the age of 22 and enlisted
in the Navy. He served for four years eventually achieving the rank of Chief Yeoman. After being discharged in 1906 he settled
in San Diego. He took a job with the First National Bank, which he held for fifty years, retiring in 1956 as the Vice President
of their Foreign Investments division. Pfefferkorn was very active in developing the Navy presence in San Diego earning him
the nickname “Mr. Navy.” He campaigned for the creation of North Island Navy Base and was very active in the San Diego Council
for the U.S. Navy. He was also the football coach at San Diego Unified High School and led the campaign to build Balboa Stadium.
He was also active in several other civic organizations. Mouney Pfefferkorn died in 1968 at the age of 88. He was survived
by his wife Edith Pfefferkorn (nee Stitts) a daughter, Carol Swann, and a son Eric.