Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Keuper Family Census Records


Johann Jacob Keuper (1807-1889) & Maria Dorothea (Pfeiffer) Keuper (1816-1886)


The Keuper family came to America in 1840.  According to an article published in the Sheboygan press in 1931, Johann Jacob Keuper (1807-1889) came to the country first and then returned to bring his family in 1840.  They settled initially in upstate New York where their eldest daughter, Elizabeth (my 2md gr grandmother) was born in 1841.  According to the article, they moved to Wisconsin in 1843, settling first in Waukesha Co. and then moving to Sheboygan in 1847.
In 1860 they were living in Plymouth WI with their 3 children ages 7 to 19 and 'John' Keuper was working as a farmer.  


The family remained in Plymouth, although the census does not give an exact address.  They were living with their youngest son, Charles (18)  Their 2 older children, Elizabeth & Jacob Jr. were both married, living elsewhere. 


Parts of the 1880 Census are very difficult to read, but it shows Jacob & Dorothea living with their son Charles and his family in Plymouth WI. Although this census appears to list their ages 78 and 60, they were actually 73 and 63 in 1880.  Dora Maria died in 1886 at the age of 70 and Jacob passed in 1889 at 81 yrs old.  They are both buried in Union Cemetery in Plymouth, WI.

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