George Henry Piepho

M, #2900, b. 16 October 1873, d. 28 May 1965
FatherHeinrich Christoph (August) Piepho b. 22 Jan 1829, d. 11 Jan 1900
MotherWilhelmina Sophia Breuscher b. 16 Dec 1838, d. 15 Mar 1906
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*16 October 1873George Henry Piepho was born on 16 October 1873 at Salina Twp, Kankakee Co, IL.
He was the son of Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho and Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher.
Census*1880George Henry Piepho appeared on the census of 1880 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Census16 June 1900He appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Occupation16 June 1900He was a farmer on 16 June 1900 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*26 June 1901He married Julia Agnes Groman, daughter of Charles Groman and Sophia Ortmeyer, on 26 June 1901 at Brunswick, Lake Co, IN.
Note*1907George Henry Piepho a registered voter in 1907 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Census*25 April 1910He and Julia Agnes Groman appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Memo1930Biography from book of unknown name: George H. PIEPHO. Among the men who have contributed by their abilities and industry to the prestige of the thriving manufacturing City of Muncie, none is held in greater respect than George H. Piepho, junior member of the firm of Moffitt & Piepho, proprietor of a beautiful funeral home. When it is remembered that he was not bred in academic halls, but commenced his career amid humble surroundings and shared the common lot of labor in toilsome occupations and continued to pursue an ordinary business life, his present devotion to high purposes will be regarded as not less rare than honorable. Throughout his career he has been highly reputed for honesty, integrity and ability, virtues which, however homely, bring a high reward. Mr. Piepho was born at Kankakee, Illinois, October 16, 1873, and is a son of August and Minnie (Breuscher) Piepho, natives of Germany, who came to the United States as children with their parents from Hanover, where they had moved from France, Piepho being an old French name. August Piepho was given excellent educational advantages in a private school at Chicago, and when news of the great gold strikes in California reached that embryo city he immediately gathered together what money he could and became one of the original band of courageous "forty-niners" who made their way across the Indian-infested plains, confident of securing their fortunes. Many became almost immediately discouraged after they found that the precious metal was not to be picked up by the handfuls, but Mr. Piepho was made of sterner stuff and for five years he continued to be a prospector and miner. He was not successful in the accumulation of any great property, but secured sufficient gold to allow him to return to Chicago, to marry and to go to Kankakee County, Illinois, where he bought a farm in the vicinity of the City of Kankakee, costing several thousand dollars, which represented his earnings in the goldfields. It may be mentioned as an index to his generous character that he paid the transportation back to Chicago for several of his original companions who had not been as fortunate as he. During the remainder of his life Mr. Piepho was engaged in the vocations of farming and stock raising, and about 1876 moved to near Crown Point, Indiana, where he purchased another farm, this being his home during the last thirty years of his life. At his death, January 11, 1900, he was buried at Crown Point, a community which at that time lost one of its most highly respected citizens.

Mrs. Piepho, who was reared and educated at Chicago, and who was an energetic worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church throughout her life, died in 1908, and was laid to rest at the side of her husband in the cemetery at Crown Point. There were eight children in the family: Mary, who is the wife of David Dippan, of Dwight, Illinois; John, of Hebron, Indiana; Emma, who died in 1926, as the wife of Herman Meyer, of Scotia, Nebraska; Matilda, of Gary, Indiana, the widow of Fred Mandernach; Minnie, the wife of Herman Nickel, of Pasadena, California; Louise, the wife of Charles Souerman, of Kankakee, Illinois; George H., of this review; and Annie, the wife of Rudolph Jors, of Lakeland, Florida.

The public schools of Crown Point furnished George H. Piepho with his educational training, and on leaving high school he became associated with his father in the homely and difficult tasks of the farm. After a few years he decided upon a business career and accordingly went to Brunswick, Indiana, where he established a modest mercantile enterprise, subsequently engaging in the undertaking business there. In 1914 he sold his holdings at Brunswick and moved to Muncie, where he established himself in the undertaking and funeral directing business, which has grown to be one of the finest in this part of the state. His beautiful and dignified chapel and funeral home are situated at 307 East Charles Street, where he has every known convenience for the proper care of the dead. The business is motorized throughout, and while it is conducted as Moffitt & Piepho, Mr. Piepho is now sole owner. Mr. Piepho is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar, and a member of Muncie Lodge No. 433, A. F. and A. M; Muncie Chapter and Council, Indianapolis Commandery and Consistory, and the Mystic Shrine at Indianapolis. He belongs also to Welcome Lodge of the Knights of Pythias and the Loyal Order of Moose and also to the Optimist Club. Politically a Republican, he has always been interested in public affairs and civic movements, and when he was only nineteen years of age was elected road supervisor at Brunswick, an office in which he served with great capability for two or three terms. His religious connection is with the High Street Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is a member of the official board. On June 28, 1901, at Brunswick, Indiana, Mr. Piepho was united in marriage with Miss Julia Groman, a daughter of Dr. Charles and Sophia (Ortmeyer) Groman, the former of whom was for many years a prominent practicing physician and surgeon of Brunswick. Both have been deceased for many years and are buried in the cemetery at Brunswick.

Mrs. Piepho, a woman of advanced and superior accomplishments, received a good education in the schools of Indiana, including also a college at Chicago, and for some years prior to her marriage was one of Indiana's able and popular educators. She was active in the work of the High Street Methodist Episcopal Church, was an official of the Order of the Eastern Star for a number of years, and likewise was active in the Federation of Women's Clubs. She died December 29, 1926, and was buried at Elm Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum, Muncie.

To Mr. and Mrs. Piepho there were born the following children: Clarence G., Gladys D. and Herbert G. Clarence G. Piepho was graduated from the high school at Muncie, following which he pursued a course at the Ball State Teachers College. He then entered the Indiana State School of Embalming, from which he was graduated in 1928, and has since been associated with his father in the operation of the Moffitt & Piepho Funeral Home. In 1929 he was elected coroner of Delaware County, a position, which he still fills. On October 12, 1924, at Muncie, Indiana, he was united in marriage with Miss Lois Wilson, and they have had two children: Lois Ann and one child who died in infancy. Gladys D. Piepho is a graduate of the Muncie High School and of the Ball State Teachers College, and is now engaged in teaching in the public schools of Muncie. Herbert G. Piepho is a graduate of the Muncie High School, and is now a student at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Marriage*8 March 1930George Henry Piepho married Virgie Mae Lucas, daughter of Jacob R Lucas and Mary Catherine Miller, on 8 March 1930 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
Census*10 April 1940George Henry Piepho and Virgie Mae Lucas appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
SSN*between 1954 and 1955His Social Security Number was 312-38-6197; issued between 1954 and 1955 at IN.
Occupation*George Henry Piepho was a Mortician.
Death*28 May 1965He died on 28 May 1965 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN, at age 91.
Burial*30 May 1965He was buried on 30 May 1965 at Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
Note2001The following is from "History of Delaware County", Volume II by Frank D. Haimbaugh, originally published in 1924, and appearing on http://www.countyhistory.com/del_ham/081.htm.
George H. Piepho, of the firm of Moffitt & Piepho, funeral directors at Muncie, was born in Kankakee, Illinois, and is a son of August and Minnie (Bruescher) Piepho, substantial farming people of that community. August Piepho was a "49er," one of that adventurous band of Argonauts who went to California following the discovery of gold there, he making the toilsome journey by way of the Isthmus. Upon his return he for some time made his home in Chicago and then became a farmer in the Kankakee region. One of his sons, John Piepho, is now the manager of a 500-acre scientific and experimental farm in the fertile Kankakee valley in the vicinity of Hebron. Reared on the home farm in Kankakee, George H. Piepho received his schooling in the schools of that city and early became interested in the mercantile business. After his marriage he established himself in business, proprietor of a general store at Brunswick near beautiful Cedar Lake, in Lake County, Indiana, and was thus engaged in business there until he became interested in the undertaking business. He took a course in the College of Embalming at Chicago in 1914 entered into his present partnership in the old established undertaking concern with which he since has been connected at Muncie, doing business under the firm name of Moffitt & Piepho, with a well equipped establishment at the corner of Charles and Jefferson streets. Mr. Piepho is a Freemason, is also affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and the Loyal Order of Moose, and he and his wife are members of the High Street Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1901, at Brunswick, Indiana, George H. Piepho was united in marriage to Julia G. Groman, daughter of Dr. Charles Groman, of that place, and to this union three children have been born, Clarence, Gladys and Herbert, the latter of whom is still in public school. Clarence Piepho completed his schooling in Boston and is now associated with his father in the undertaking business. Gladys Piepho is a student at the Eastern Division of the Indiana State Normal School at Muncie. Mrs. Piepho is one of the active members of the Muncie Woman's Club, one of the oldest continuing woman's clubs in Indiana, and served for two years as Secretary of the Federated Clubs of Muncie and Delaware County. Before her marriage she was for some years engaged in teaching in the public schools of Lake County. One of her sisters, Minnie Gorman, was for some time engaged in the missionary field and is now a settlement worker in Chicago. Her father, Dr. Charles Groman, a graduate of Rush Medical College, Chicago, became an influential factor in the development of the Cedar Lake region and erected the first schoolhouse put up at Brunswick, in Lake County. One of his sons, Dr. Augustus Groman, is now a practicing physician in Iowa, and tow of his grandsons, Dr. Herman G. Groman, of Hammond, Indiana, and Dr. Alfred Noehren, surgeon at Buffalo, New York, also are physicians.

Family 1

Julia Agnes Groman d. 29 Dec 1926
Marriage*26 June 1901He married Julia Agnes Groman, daughter of Charles Groman and Sophia Ortmeyer, on 26 June 1901 at Brunswick, Lake Co, IN.
Children

Family 2

Virgie Mae Lucas b. 5 Jul 1879, d. 3 May 1960
Marriage*8 March 1930George Henry Piepho married Virgie Mae Lucas, daughter of Jacob R Lucas and Mary Catherine Miller, on 8 March 1930 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.

George William Piepho

M, #24243, b. 1912, d. 1912
FatherWilliam Henry Ernst Piepho b. Sep 1872, d. 23 Aug 1930
MotherMeta Hilda Martha Moss b. Apr 1892
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Death*1912George William Piepho died in 1912.
Birth*1912He was born in 1912.
He was the son of William Henry Ernst Piepho and Meta Hilda Martha Moss.

George Wilson Piepho

M, #3714, b. 30 June 1928, d. 3 July 1928
FatherClarence Groman Piepho b. 4 May 1902, d. 23 Jan 1971
MotherLois Anne Wilson b. 6 Jul 1903, d. 11 Apr 1995
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*30 June 1928George Wilson Piepho was born on 30 June 1928 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
He was the son of Clarence Groman Piepho and Lois Anne Wilson.
Death*3 July 1928George Wilson Piepho died on 3 July 1928 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
Burial*5 July 1928He was buried on 5 July 1928 at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.

Gilbert August Piepho

M, #1387, b. 9 January 1912, d. 4 October 1975
FatherCarl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho b. 12 Apr 1865, d. 1936
MotherDorothea Elting Becker b. 21 Dec 1870, d. 24 Aug 1938
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*9 January 1912Gilbert August Piepho was born on 9 January 1912 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
He was the son of Carl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho and Dorothea Elting Becker.
Baptism18 February 1912Gilbert August Piepho was baptized on 18 February 1912 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Sponsors: Mrs Theodor Becker, Mrs Martin Becker, Henry Glade, Mrs August Piepho, Otto Hitzeman, George Piepho.
Census*7 January 1920He appeared on the census of 7 January 1920 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*4 June 1938He married Della May Doty, daughter of Archie Raymond Doty and Tillie Oltrogge, on 4 June 1938 at Crown Point, Lake Co, IN.
Census*2 April 1940Gilbert August Piepho and Della May Doty appeared on the census of 2 April 1940 at Hannover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
SSN*between 1955 and 1956His Social Security Number was 307-40-5571; issued between 1955 and 1956 at IN.
Death*4 October 1975Gilbert August Piepho died on 4 October 1975 at age 63.
Burial*He was buried at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Lake Co, IN.

Family

Della May Doty b. 31 May 1915, d. 6 Apr 1979
Marriage*4 June 1938He married Della May Doty, daughter of Archie Raymond Doty and Tillie Oltrogge, on 4 June 1938 at Crown Point, Lake Co, IN.

Gladys Dorothy Piepho

F, #3167, b. 20 March 1905, d. 19 May 1990
FatherGeorge Henry Piepho b. 16 Oct 1873, d. 28 May 1965
MotherJulia Agnes Groman d. 29 Dec 1926
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Married NameHer married name was Dick.
Married NameHer married name was McGarrell.
Birth*20 March 1905Gladys Dorothy Piepho was born on 20 March 1905 at Brunswick, Lake Co, IN.
She was the daughter of George Henry Piepho and Julia Agnes Groman.
Census*25 April 1910Gladys Dorothy Piepho appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*22 March 1930She married John Paul McGarrell, son of Andrew McGarrell and Elizabeth Mosier, on 22 March 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN.
SSN*between 1955 and 1956Her Social Security Number was 308-40-6125; issued between 1955 and 1956 at IN.
Marriage*16 June 1967Gladys Dorothy Piepho married Norman Matthew Dick, son of Charles Dick and Millie Darr, on 16 June 1967 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.
Death*19 May 1990Gladys Dorothy Piepho died on 19 May 1990 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN, at age 85.

Family 1

John Paul McGarrell b. 7 Aug 1905, d. 8 Jul 1963
Marriage*22 March 1930She married John Paul McGarrell, son of Andrew McGarrell and Elizabeth Mosier, on 22 March 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN.

Family 2

Norman Matthew Dick b. 10 Jun 1905, d. 19 Apr 1974
Marriage*16 June 1967Gladys Dorothy Piepho married Norman Matthew Dick, son of Charles Dick and Millie Darr, on 16 June 1967 at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.

Glen Lee Piepho

M, #4206, b. 10 August 1921, d. 22 June 1972
FatherHeinrich (Theodore) Piepho b. 8 Jun 1893, d. 11 Jun 1944
MotherHulda Schmidt b. 28 Jul 1896, d. 3 Feb 1968
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*10 August 1921Glen Lee Piepho was born on 10 August 1921 at Oak, Nuckolls Co, NE.
He was the son of Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho and Hulda Schmidt.
(Witness) Census12 April 1940Glen Lee Piepho appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho and Hulda Schmidt at Alban Precinct, Nuckolls Co, NE.
SSN*1956His Social Security Number was 506-48-3575; issued 1956 at NE.
Death*22 June 1972Glen Lee Piepho died on 22 June 1972 at age 50.
Burial*He was buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Lake Co, IN.

Gloria Marie Piepho

F, #24594, b. 13 April 1925, d. April 1986
FatherGeorge Charles Piepho b. 3 Jul 1902, d. 18 May 1961
MotherElizabeth Marian Dube b. 21 Aug 1906, d. 1979
Relationship8th cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*13 April 1925Gloria Marie Piepho was born on 13 April 1925.
She was the daughter of George Charles Piepho and Elizabeth Marian Dube.
Married NameHer married name was Thomas.
Marriage*Gloria Marie Piepho married Raymond J Thomas.
Death*April 1986Gloria Marie Piepho died in April 1986 at Contra Costa Co, CA.

Family

Raymond J Thomas b. 16 Apr 1922, d. 13 Feb 2007

Gracie Wilhemina Piepho

F, #22893, b. 5 December 1895, d. 16 October 1969
FatherCharles (Carl) Fredrich Piepho b. 19 Jul 1874, d. 2 Mar 1938
MotherCora Belle Embury b. 22 Nov 1875, d. 10 Dec 1955
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*5 December 1895Gracie Wilhemina Piepho was born on 5 December 1895 at Rice Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Charles (Carl) Fredrich Piepho and Cora Belle Embury.
(Witness) Census12 June 1900Gracie Wilhemina Piepho appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 in the household of Charles (Carl) Fredrich Piepho and Cora Belle Embury at Bridgewater Twp, Rice Co, MN.
Married NameHer married name was Stavnaw.
Marriage*Gracie Wilhemina Piepho married George Earnest Stavnaw.
Death*16 October 1969Gracie Wilhemina Piepho died on 16 October 1969 at Hennepin Co, MN, at age 73.

Family

George Earnest Stavnaw b. 29 Mar 1900, d. 26 Jun 1988
Child

Hans Heinrich Piepho

M, #4658, b. 17 October 1791, d. after 1806
FatherJohann Harm Heinrich Piepho b. 21 Aug 1735, d. 15 Mar 1799
MotherCatharina (Trine) Engel Moehling b. 1751, d. 7 Oct 1794
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*17 October 1791Hans Heinrich Piepho was born on 17 October 1791 at #10, Bad Nenndorf-Riepen, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Harm Heinrich Piepho and Catharina (Trine) Engel Moehling.
Baptism19 October 1791Hans Heinrich Piepho was baptized on 19 October 1791 at St Godehardi Lutheran Church, Beckedorf, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*after 1806He died after 1806.

Harriet (Hattie) E Piepho

F, #24226, b. 24 January 1879, d. November 1970
FatherWilhelm Heinrich (Henry) Piepho b. 20 Jul 1840, d. 24 Sep 1927
MotherMary Warner b. 1842, d. 26 Jan 1917
Relationship6th cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*24 January 1879Harriet (Hattie) E Piepho was born on 24 January 1879 at Polk Co, IA.
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich (Henry) Piepho and Mary Warner.
Married NameHer married name was Miller.
Marriage*Harriet (Hattie) E Piepho married Thomas H R Miller.
(Witness) Census2 June 1900Harriet (Hattie) E Piepho appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 in the household of Wilhelm Heinrich (Henry) Piepho and Mary Warner at Des Moines, Polk Co, IA.
Death*November 1970Harriet (Hattie) E Piepho died in November 1970 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA, at age 91.

Family

Thomas H R Miller b. 3 Jun 1878, d. Nov 1969
Child

Harvey Lee Piepho

M, #1390, b. 21 November 1919
FatherAugust (Herman) Piepho Jr b. 11 Jun 1887, d. 19 Oct 1955
Mother(Bertha) Regina Magdelina Blum b. 7 May 1889, d. 15 Jan 1968
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryWorld War II
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*21 November 1919Harvey Lee Piepho was born on 21 November 1919 at Delphi, Carroll Co, IN.
He was the son of August (Herman) Piepho Jr and (Bertha) Regina Magdelina Blum.
Baptism18 April 1920Harvey Lee Piepho was baptized on 18 April 1920 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Sponsors: Elanor Blum, Ernst Blum, Godfried Blum.
(Witness) Census6 April 1940He appeared on the census of 6 April 1940 in the household of August (Herman) Piepho Jr and (Bertha) Regina Magdelina Blum at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH.
Graduation*1941Harvey Lee Piepho graduated in 1941 from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH.
Military*between 1941 and 1945He was in the US Army during World War II serving in various stations in manufacture, renovation and storage of ammunition and explosives and was assigned to the Manhattan Project, Wendover, Utah in 1944.
Marriage*circa 1942He married Virginia Smith circa 1942.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 301-01-3089; issued before 1951 at OH.
Death6 May 2008Harvey Lee Piepho died on 6 May 2008 at St Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL, at age 88.
Obituary*9 May 2008[from Detroit News - May 13, 2008]
PIEPHO, Harvey
PIEPHO Harvey L. (1919-2008). Harvey was born in Delphi, Indiana on November 21, 1919; grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was awarded a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941 from the University of Cincinnati. Also received in the same year a commission of 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Ordnance Department and was called to active duty in 1941. He served in various stations in manufacture, renovation and storage of ammunition and explosives and was assigned to the Manhattan Project, Wendover, Utah in 1944. He was assigned to the 509th Composite Group in 1945 when it was formed. He remained in the active reserve until 1958 when he retired as a Major due to his work being outside the United States. His civilian work was with The Sherwin Williams Company from 1946 to 1980. It included manufacture of resins & paints, director of engraving and processing, plant manager, and director of purchasing, from which he retired as Vice President in 1980, He was predeceased by his wife Virginia to whom he was happily married for 65 years. He is survived by his daughter Judi Schraer; grandsons Seth Bell of Dunedin, Daniel Bell of Fulton, Missouri; granddaughter Jordan Raymond (Rob) and grandson Ethan, Fulton, Missouri. Cheers to the best dad and granddad in the whole wide world! HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOME, INC. OLDSMAR, FL 813 - 855-2439.

Family

Virginia Smith b. 10 Jan 1919, d. 8 Oct 2006
Marriage*circa 1942He married Virginia Smith circa 1942.

Heinrich Piepho

M, #5466, b. 1670, d. 7 March 1707
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*1670Heinrich Piepho was born in 1670 at Bad Nenndorf-Riepen, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*29 April 1700He married Marie Ilsabe Möhling on 29 April 1700 at St Godehardi Lutheran Church, Beckedorf, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*7 March 1707Heinrich Piepho died on 7 March 1707 at Bad Nenndorf-Riepen, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Burial*10 March 1707He was buried on 10 March 1707 at St Godehardi Lutheran Church, Beckedorf, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Marie Ilsabe Möhling b. c 1674, d. 7 Dec 1746
Children

Heinrich (Henry) Piepho

M, #29065, b. 28 March 1876, d. 23 June 1952
FatherCarl (Charles) Piepho b. 8 Aug 1845, d. 15 Dec 1929
MotherCaroline Louise Thies b. 17 Jul 1853, d. 5 May 1920
Relationship6th cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*28 March 1876Heinrich (Henry) Piepho was born on 28 March 1876 at MN.
He was the son of Carl (Charles) Piepho and Caroline Louise Thies.
(Witness) Census-State1 May 1885Heinrich (Henry) Piepho appeared on the state census of 1 May 1885 in the household of Carl (Charles) Piepho and Caroline Louise Thies at Wheeler Twp, Rice Co, MN.
Marriage*16 March 1899Heinrich (Henry) Piepho married Mary Rehmann on 16 March 1899.
Census*5 June 1900Heinrich (Henry) Piepho and Mary Rehmann appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Cannon City, Rice Co, MN.
Census23 April 1910Heinrich (Henry) Piepho and Mary Rehmann appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Wheeling Twp, Rice Co, MN.
WW1 Draft*12 September 1918Heinrich (Henry) Piepho registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Rice Co, MN.
Census12 February 1920He and Mary Rehmann appeared on the census of 12 February 1920 at Wheeler Twp, Rice Co, MN.
Census22 April 1930Heinrich (Henry) Piepho and Mary Rehmann appeared on the census of 22 April 1930 at Warsaw Twp, Rice Co, MN.
Death*23 June 1952Heinrich (Henry) Piepho died on 23 June 1952 at Wells Twp, Rice Co, MN, at age 76.
Burial*26 June 1952He was buried on 26 June 1952 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, Rice Co, MN.
Obituary*3 July 1952[from Faribault Daily News - 03 Jul 1952]
Funeral rites for Henry Piepho, 76, a resident of Warsaw Township were held Thursday, June 26, at 11 a. m. at the family home and at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. C. P. Schrupp officiated. Mr. Piepho died suddenly Monday, June 23, at his home. Burial was at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Hafemeyer, Ed McCormick, Ed Kielmeyer, Herman Hildebrandt, Louis Bisping, and Charles Anderka. The deceased was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed Church. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gustav Bauman, Faribault; one son, Herbert Piepho, Faribault; one grandson, Leslie Bauman; two brothers, John of Fergus Falls and Clarence of Faribault; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Rehman and Mrs. Max Wutschke, both of Faribault. Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were John Piepho and Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin Thompson, Fergus Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Severson, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Rehman, Mrs. Ella Wawrzynaik, Mrs. Malinda Slanga, all of Lester Prairie; Mrs. S. E. Reed (Selma Rehman), Mrs. Martha Piepho Borst, Northfield; and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rehman, Claremont.

Family

Mary Rehmann b. 22 Jan 1880, d. 25 May 1958
Marriage*16 March 1899He married Mary Rehmann on 16 March 1899.
Children

Heinrich (Henry) Reinhard Piepho Jr

M, #1384, b. 18 June 1902, d. 21 February 1978
FatherCarl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho b. 12 Apr 1865, d. 1936
MotherDorothea Elting Becker b. 21 Dec 1870, d. 24 Aug 1938
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Name Variation Heinrich (Henry) Reinhard Piepho Jr was also known as Heinrich Bernhard Piepho.
Birth*18 June 1902He was born on 18 June 1902 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
He was the son of Carl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho and Dorothea Elting Becker.
Baptism27 July 1902Heinrich (Henry) Reinhard Piepho Jr was baptized on 27 July 1902 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Sponsors: Adaline Claus, Ida Glade, Dorothea Piepho, Emma Paepke, Heinrich Seegers, August Seehausen.
Census*19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Confirmation*1918He was confirmed in 1918 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Census7 January 1920He appeared on the census of 7 January 1920 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*18 June 1930He married Elsie L Rehborg on 18 June 1930 at Crown Point, Lake Co, IN.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 313-12-9024; issued before 1951 at IN.
Death*21 February 1978Heinrich (Henry) Reinhard Piepho Jr died on 21 February 1978 at Dyer, Lake Co, IN, at age 75.
Burial*24 February 1978He was buried on 24 February 1978 at Zion UCC Cemetery, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.

Family

Elsie L Rehborg b. 24 Oct 1909, d. 13 Nov 1977
Marriage*18 June 1930He married Elsie L Rehborg on 18 June 1930 at Crown Point, Lake Co, IN.

Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho

M, #1079, b. 8 June 1893, d. 11 June 1944
FatherCarl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho b. 12 Apr 1865, d. 1936
MotherDorothea Elting Becker b. 21 Dec 1870, d. 24 Aug 1938
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*8 June 1893Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho was born on 8 June 1893 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
He was the son of Carl Friedrich (Henry) Piepho and Dorothea Elting Becker.
Baptism9 July 1893Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho was baptized on 9 July 1893 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Sponsors: Christ Piepho, Theodor Becker, Friedrich Lueke, Heinrich Seegers, August Piepho, John Tegtmeier, Theo Becker, M Becker.
Census6 June 1900He appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Confirmation*1908He was confirmed in 1908 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Census*19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*He married Hulda Schmidt.
Census*12 April 1940Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho and Hulda Schmidt appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Alban Precinct, Nuckolls Co, NE.
Death*11 June 1944Heinrich (Theodore) Piepho died on 11 June 1944 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co, NE, at age 51.
Burial*He was buried at City Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co, NE.

Family

Hulda Schmidt b. 28 Jul 1896, d. 3 Feb 1968
Marriage*He married Hulda Schmidt.
Children

Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho

M, #4171, b. 11 April 1881, d. 25 February 1970
FatherHeinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho b. 13 Feb 1851, d. a 1931
MotherSophie Dorothe Droste b. 11 Mar 1852, d. 19 Aug 1910
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*11 April 1881Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho was born on 11 April 1881 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho and Sophie Dorothe Droste.
Note1911He assumed responsibility of his father's farm in 1911. The farm had 40 morgen and a meadow. Nine morgen of land his father kept. He had to pay him adequate lease for it. There was also 1 1/2 morgen which belonged to the farm, but they had to pay a hereditary tenant lease on that. The livestock on the farm were 5 cows, 2 steers, 1 sow and 5 pigs. There were also several buildings, a cow stable with room for 6 animals, 4 pigsties with sheep stables and a calf and steer stable in the barn. Heinrich Piepho bought in October 1911, 2 horses from August Rabe so that he could take care of his agricultural chores much faaster. Also in 1911, there was the Foot and Mouth disease in the villiage. He also bought another electric motor for the chaffcuter which had been in existence since 1895. In 1913, he bought from Hecht-Gehle, 3 morgen of farmland. In 1916-1919 he bought a grasscutter with which he could also cut wheat, a ridgedrill, a 3 piece smoothroller, a 2 row plough, and 1 cultivator.
Marriage*28 September 1911Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho married Sophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht on 28 September 1911.
Note*1914When the first World War began in 1914, he was drafted. During this time his wife took care of the farm with the help of some Prisions of War.
Note1926In 1926, they offered good and cheap farms in Mecklenburg (later to be part of East Germany). Heinrich Piepho had the intention to move there with his family, but his father did not give his consent so he stayed.
Note1931In 1931, he bought 5 1/2 morgen of pasturland from Fritz Reinshe. Fritz bought himself an estate in Hofrensen and sold his farm and his land in Kolenfeld. He offered his farm to Heinrich Piepho. He (Heinrich) showed interest because the farm was built very narrow and small, but again his father, who felt much connected to the homestead, did not give his consent. In 1932, Heinrich also bought a wheatstringer. In 1934, he bought 2 morgen of farmland from Hitzemann for which he paid lease before. Also in 1934, he bought a totalcleaner thresher. He also wanted to add a shelter onto the barn, but to do so, he needed permission from Rüter so he could build the shelter to the end of the property.
Note1934In the years 1934-1940, he bought an ironrake and a wingreeping machine.
Note*1943In 1943, Heinrich built a barn to store all the machines out on the field with the help of his second son Wilhelm. On Sep 2, 1949 Heinrich gave Wilhelm the responsibility of the farm.
Death*25 February 1970Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho died on 25 February 1970 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 88.
Burial*February 1970He was buried in February 1970 at Ev. Lutheran Church, Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
NoSSN*20 October 2005No record of his Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005.

Family

Sophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht b. 1 Apr 1885, d. 26 Feb 1966
Marriage*28 September 1911He married Sophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht on 28 September 1911.
Children

Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho

M, #2960, b. 13 February 1851, d. after 1931
FatherConrad (Cord) Heinrich Piepho b. 16 Jun 1813, d. 6 Jul 1876
MotherSophie Elinore Dorothe Wilhelmine Wilhelm b. 8 Apr 1822, d. 9 Oct 1863
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*13 February 1851Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho was born on 13 February 1851 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Conrad (Cord) Heinrich Piepho and Sophie Elinore Dorothe Wilhelmine Wilhelm.
Note*He was the founder of the farm (estate) since he was the only son of the shoemaker Cord (Conrad) Heinrich. According to the customs he should have become a shoemaker and taken over his father's workshop. But since he showed no interest at all in that trade and his parents couldn't convince him otherwise, he became a farmhand for Farmer Bremer in Lohnde for 4 years. After 4 years he quit his job and went to work for Farmer Grimschlin in Almhorst. He worked for him until 1871. At this farm he met his later wife Sophie Dorothe Droste from Seelze. She had a job there as a maidservant. Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm became a soldier in 1871. After his tour of duty he took a job as a farmhand at Farmer Weident's place in Landringhausen. He returned to Kolenfeld in 1875.
Note1877In 1877, after his father died, He built two extra rooms onto the original house.
Marriage*20 July 1877Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho married Sophie Dorothe Droste on 20 July 1877.
NoteHeinrich Piepho had 16 morgen of farmland which he inherited from his father. His sisters also worked on the farm. He bought 4 more morgen of farm land from Borges in 1878. In 1886 he bought 6 1/2 morgen of farmland from Busse which he divided with his brother-in-law Christof Scheibe. (Note: morgen is a unit of area equal to about .6309 acres. It is derived from the German word Morgen ("morning"). It represented the amount of land that could be plowed in a morning.)
Note1880In 1880, Heinrich Piepho built a stable onto the living quarters, and the laundryroom was moved toward the garden. He also had an oven built behind the livings quarters (used for baking bread). In 1885 he cultivated 4 morgen of woodland. In 1892, he built a barn across the street where he had some property (garden).
Note1900In 1900, he built the pigsties. With doing so, there was an argument with his neighbor Warnecke. It took years before that fight was straightened out. Also in 1900, he bought a chaffcutter that you had to work by hand. Together with his neighbor Rüter he bought a winchthresher. With this machine they were able to thresh two to three times more grain (rye) a day. The winchthresher was pulled by 4-6 cows. In 1906, the cows were replaced with an electric motor.
Note1902In 1902 he bought 9 1/2 morgen of farmland from Grages/Bock. In 1903 he bought 4 morgen of farmland from Ostermeyer. Heinrich increased his farm from 16 to 36 morgen. Eight morgen were pastureland. He also expanded the living quarters and built stables and a barn. In 1911 he turned over the responsibilities of the farm to his son Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho.
Death*after 1931Heinrich Christian Conrad Wilhelm Piepho died after 1931.

Family

Sophie Dorothe Droste b. 11 Mar 1852, d. 19 Aug 1910
Marriage*20 July 1877He married Sophie Dorothe Droste on 20 July 1877.
Children

Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho

M, #2882, b. 22 January 1829, d. 11 January 1900
FatherJohann Harm Piepho b. 16 Apr 1778, d. 10 Nov 1860
MotherEngel Dorothea Bergmann b. 17 Jan 1787, d. 8 Jan 1846
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Name Variation Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho was also known as Heinrich Christoph Augustus (August) Piepho.
Birth*22 January 1829He was born on 22 January 1829 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Harm Piepho and Engel Dorothea Bergmann.
Immigration*1850Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho immigrated in 1850.
Occupation*He was a Farmer.
Marriage*18 November 1858He married Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher on 18 November 1858 at Elk Grove Twp, Cook Co, IL.
Census*1880Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho and Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher appeared on the census of 1880 at Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN.
Photo*1891Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho and Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher appeared in a photo in 1891 at Lake Co, IN.
Death*11 January 1900Heinrich Christoph (August) Piepho died on 11 January 1900 at Brunswick, Lake Co, IN, at age 70.
Burial*13 January 1900He was buried on 13 January 1900 at German Methodist Cemetery, Cedar Lake, Lake Co, IN.

Family

Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher b. 16 Dec 1838, d. 15 Mar 1906
Marriage*18 November 1858He married Wilhelmina Sophia Breuscher on 18 November 1858 at Elk Grove Twp, Cook Co, IL.
Children

Heinrich Conrad Willie Piepho

M, #4174, b. 7 October 1912, d. 26 October 1942
FatherHeinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho b. 11 Apr 1881, d. 25 Feb 1970
MotherSophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht b. 1 Apr 1885, d. 26 Feb 1966
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*7 October 1912Heinrich Conrad Willie Piepho was born on 7 October 1912 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho and Sophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht.
Marriage*15 February 1942Heinrich Conrad Willie Piepho married Elfriede Seehausen on 15 February 1942 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*26 October 1942In September of 1942 he had to go to war. On 26 October 1942 Heinrich Conrad Willie Piepho died near Stalingrad, North Caucasus, Volgograd Oblast, Russia, at age 30 from a hand granade in the back.

Family

Elfriede Seehausen b. 14 Apr 1916

Heinrich Friedrich Conrad Piepho

M, #2879, b. 13 November 1819, d. 1821
FatherJohann Harm Piepho b. 16 Apr 1778, d. 10 Nov 1860
MotherEngel Dorothea Bergmann b. 17 Jan 1787, d. 8 Jan 1846
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*13 November 1819Heinrich Friedrich Conrad Piepho was born on 13 November 1819 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Harm Piepho and Engel Dorothea Bergmann.
Death*1821Heinrich Friedrich Conrad Piepho died in 1821 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Helen Florence Piepho

F, #22900, b. 1 September 1920, d. 13 June 1990
FatherClarence William Piepho b. 16 Mar 1890, d. 14 Apr 1972
MotherAnna Marie Schuenke b. 10 Mar 1892, d. 20 Jul 1975
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*1 September 1920Helen Florence Piepho was born on 1 September 1920 at Rice Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Clarence William Piepho and Anna Marie Schuenke.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 561-28-4188; issued before 1951 at CA.
Death*13 June 1990Helen Florence Piepho died on 13 June 1990 at Hennepin Co, MN, at age 69.

Helen Mary Piepho

F, #24298, b. 4 December 1925, d. 9 November 2009
FatherCharles (Charley) Henry John Piepho b. 16 Nov 1884, d. 12 Dec 1949
MotherJosephine Mary Engelhart b. 1 Jan 1884, d. 29 Jun 1964
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*4 December 1925Helen Mary Piepho was born on 4 December 1925 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Charles (Charley) Henry John Piepho and Josephine Mary Engelhart.
(Witness) Census3 April 1930Helen Mary Piepho appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 in the household of Charles (Charley) Henry John Piepho and Josephine Mary Engelhart at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 468-24-1473; issued before 1951 at MN.
Death*9 November 2009Helen Mary Piepho died on 9 November 2009 at Mesa, Maricopa Co, AZ, at age 83.

Helene Sophie Frieda Piepho

F, #4176, b. 11 February 1920, d. 2 March 1920
FatherHeinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho b. 11 Apr 1881, d. 25 Feb 1970
MotherSophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht b. 1 Apr 1885, d. 26 Feb 1966
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*11 February 1920Helene Sophie Frieda Piepho was born on 11 February 1920 at Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Heinrich Adolf Friedrich Piepho and Sophie Wilhelmine Grimfeht.
Death*2 March 1920Helene Sophie Frieda Piepho died on 2 March 1920 from convulsions.

Henrich Elmer Piepho

M, #24553, b. 1 May 1910, d. 11 August 1911
FatherWilliam Henry Piepho b. 31 Aug 1870, d. 25 Jun 1952
MotherMaria (Mary) Caroline Helberg b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 23 Jun 1954
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*1 May 1910Henrich Elmer Piepho was born on 1 May 1910 at Rice Co, MN.
He was the son of William Henry Piepho and Maria (Mary) Caroline Helberg.
Death*11 August 1911Henrich Elmer Piepho died on 11 August 1911 at St John UCC Cemetery, Wheeling Twp, Rice Co, MN, at age 1.

Henry John Piepho Jr

M, #24293, b. 11 June 1893, d. 29 January 1959
FatherHenry John Piepho Sr b. 17 Oct 1842, d. 26 Sep 1924
MotherMaria (Mary) Caroline Ackmann b. 21 Feb 1851, d. 27 Nov 1926
Relationship6th cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*11 June 1893Henry John Piepho Jr was born on 11 June 1893 at Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co, MN.
He was the son of Henry John Piepho Sr and Maria (Mary) Caroline Ackmann.
(Witness) Census2 July 1900Henry John Piepho Jr appeared on the census of 2 July 1900 in the household of Henry John Piepho Sr and Maria (Mary) Caroline Ackmann at Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co, MN.
(Witness) Census22 April 1910Henry John Piepho Jr appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 in the household of Henry John Piepho Sr and Maria (Mary) Caroline Ackmann at Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co, MN.
Marriage*Henry John Piepho Jr married Alta M Lentz.
(Witness) Census15 January 1920Henry John Piepho Jr appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 in the household of Henry John Piepho Sr and Maria (Mary) Caroline Ackmann at Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co, MN.
Death*29 January 1959Henry John Piepho Jr died on 29 January 1959 at Nicollet Co, MN, at age 65.

Family

Alta M Lentz b. 3 Oct 1900, d. 10 Oct 1987
Marriage*He married Alta M Lentz.