Sophia was married to Leo L. Pelzl on February 5, 1904. They had 11 children, and farmed and lived on the family farm north of Catharine, Kansas. Sophia and Leo had moved into Catharine from the farm in approximately 1960. Leo preceded her in death in 1966. Sophia was proud of her cooking skills (for good reason). She was an artist in baking pastries - especially Kuchen.