"This is fantastic! I feel like I've scored the genealogy jackpot! I started this process a year ago but then gave up. Came back to it just a few days ago and it feels like all the pieces and unanswered questions are coming together now. Not…"
Thank you for your note. It's always nice to meet up with someone searching the same family! It looks like your husband's grandfather and my husband's grandfather were half brothers (same father, different mother). My in-laws…"
"Hi Debbie. I'm very new to this family research thing but, like you, am married into the Kipp family. After doing some research, I think that our husbands may be descended from the same John Kipp family from Piqua/Woodson County, Kansas. My…"
Thank you for your note. It's always nice to meet up with someone searching the same family! It looks like your husband's grandfather and my husband's grandfather were half brothers (same father, different mother). My in-laws currently reside in Piqua, Kansas, so I have been able to get some history from them. We have also gone to neighboring cemeteries in Piqua and have taken pics of relative's gravestones. I'll be happy to share what I have. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the short version of what I have so far:
John Martin Kipp b. 1804, d. ?? in Piqua, KS
Children: John P. Kipp, b. Dec. 23, 1828 in Germany, d. Mar 21, 1917 in Woodson County, KS
Rosa Kipp, b. 1841, d. Apr 13, 1882 in Minneapolis, MN (married Nicholas Schuster)
John P. Kipp
Spouse: Maria Molitor, b. Aug 24, 1840 in Germany, d. Jul 5, 1925 in Woodson Co., KS
Marriage: Nov 25, 1858 in McHenry County, IL
Nicholaus, b. Oct 9, 1859, d. Dec 12, 1859 John Phillip, b. Nov 1, 1860, d. Mar 16, 1941
Julia Catherine, b. Sep 25, 1863
Mary, b. 1863 ??
Christina, b. Nov 4, 1864
Rose Mary, b. 1874 ??, d. Apr 24, 1957
William, b. Aug 22, 1877, d. Jul 29, 1960
Emma, b. Jun 16, 1880, d. Jun 1, 1968
Carl L., b. Sep 30, 1882, d. Jan 1970
Lillie, b. 1888 ??
Spouse #1: Mary Christina Yohon
Marriage: Oct 7, 1884 in Allen County, KS
Amelia, b. Jun 26, 1885, d. Jul 21, 1886
Ella Rose, b. Mar 1886, d. 1949 Henry John, b. Jul 16, 1889, d. May 2, 1960
Christina, b. Mar 23, 1891, d. Nov 9, 1977
Spouse #2: Margaret Lanfermann
Marriage: April 23, 1893 in Woodson County, KS
William, b. Feb 18, 1894, d. Mar 25, 1978
Emma, b. Jun 16, 1895, d. Sep 28, 1975
Frances, b. Apr 14, 1897
Elizabeth, b. Sep 1898
Charles P, b. Jun 1, 1902, d. Apr 13, 1978
John, b. 1907 ??
Margaret, b. May 30, 1910, d. Dec 23, 1985
Edward, b. 1915 ??
Spouse: Johanna Mary Wille
Marriage: Nov 20, 1912
Henry John and Johanna are my husband's grandparents.