Johann George Kleppinger

M, b. 20 January 1772, d. 8 April 1832
      Johann George Kleppinger was also known as George. He was born on 20 January 1772 at Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Johannes Kleppinger and Anna Margarethe Maide. Johann George Kleppinger married Anna Maria Lerch on 10 April 1796 at Northampton Co. (probably), PA. Johann George Kleppinger died on 8 April 1832 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA, at age 60. He was buried in April 1832 at Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA.

Children of Johann George Kleppinger and Anna Maria Lerch

Johann Heinrich Kleppinger

M, b. 25 January 1747, d. 6 February 1796
     Johann Heinrich Kleppinger was born on 25 January 1747 at Montgomery Co., PA. He was the son of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner. Johann Heinrich Kleppinger married Anna Maria Nagel in 1769. Johann Heinrich Kleppinger died on 6 February 1796 at Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA, at age 49. He was buried in February 1796 at Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA. He left a will; In the name of God, Amen. I, John Henry Kleppinger, of Allen township, in the County of Northampton, in the state of Pensylvania, yeoman, being sick in body but of sound and well disposing mind and memory, blessed be God for the same and all other his mercies and favors conferred on me, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life, have thought fit to make this my last will and testament as followeth:

I commend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter to be named. As for the worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, I will and dispose of the same in manner following; that is to say, First, I will that my just and lawful debts and funeral expenses be duly paid, and I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife, Ann Mary, her heirs and assigns, one clock, one iron stove, one walnut desk, one walnut table; and being possessed of a certain messuage or tenement situate in Allen township containing one hundred twenty-two acres and one-half, whereon I now live, and also a piece of woodland in Moore township in the said County of Northampton, I dispose of the same in manner following:
I will that the said plantation and woodland shall be given to and kept in rent during the natural life of my said dear wife, Ann Mary, by my nephew, John George Kleppinger, son of my brother John Kleppinger, of Southampton township, in the County of Franklin, in Pennsylvania, under the following conditions: namely, that he, the said John George, his executors or administrators, do pay yearly and every year unto my said wife, Ann Mary, during the said term the sum of twenty pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania in gold or silver coin, to be paid half-yearly, so that the last payment be made at the anniversary day of my decease in every year; and further that he, the said John George, do immediately build and erect a new dwelling house for my said wife, Ann Mary, on such spot and with such accommodations for herself and servants as she, my said wife, shall choose, and so long and until the said new dwelling house shall have been finished and perfectly habitable for her to move in without injury to her health, I will that she shall have and enjoy the room she now lives in and all other accommodations in the house freely and immolested, and further that he, the said John George, his executors and administrators, shall deliver to my said wife, Ann Mary, or her order, at her dwelling house yearly and every year during the said term, six bushels of wheat, eight bushels of rye, ten bushels of buckwheat and six bushels of Indian corn, and to carry the said grain to any mill she shall direct not exceeding five miles from the premises and to bring the grist home again, which is to be done at any time she shall direct; and further, to give her, my said wife, yearly one fattened hog of about one hundred twenty pounds weight, good and sound pork, thirty pounds of merchantable beef, as many summer apples as she shall choose for her own use, five bushels of winter apples, two barrels of cyder, the liberty to keep as many fowls and other poultry in the farmyard as she shall choose for her own use, such produce of the kitchen garden as she shall have occasion for, one-half of a quarter of an acre for potatoes to be manured, plowed and fully prepared, and further, sufficient fodder for one cow which she is to choose of my stock as hereinafter will be described, the liberty to return same whenever she shall go dry and to make choice of another out of the said stock and that as often as she shall think necessary or see fit, and to pasture the said cow with his own cattle; and further, to keep for my said wife a riding mare which she also is to choose out of my stock and to feed and pasture same together and equal with his own horses and whenever she shall choose to use the same to saddle and bridle it and bring it before her door, and not to work the said creature without her consent; and further, that the said John George, his executors and administrators, shall bring to her door of her dwelling in due and timely season good and sufficient firewood ready cut and split and fit for the stove and other uses, and further, the said John George, shall manure and prepare in husbandlike manner and sow with flax seed for my said wife, Ann Mary, yearly and every year during the said term one-quarter of an acre and the produce thereof to prepare ready for spinning; and further, that a certain stable called the Barrak stable be fitted for the cow of my said wife for her own sole use; and lastly, in case my said wife shall on account of sickness or infirmity be obliged to keep a maid servant, that the said John George, his executors and administrators, shall pay the wages of such maid servant, my said wife finding her in boarding and in lodging.
And I will that my said nephew, John George Kleppinger, his executors and administrators, under the conditions aforesaid, shall have and hold the said plantation and woodland together with all and singular the buildings, improvements and appurtenances together with all horses, mares, cows and other cattle, sheep and swine now on the premises, except as hereinbefore excepted, or hereafter so to be, and also the wagons, plows, geers and all other farming utensils and also such household and kitchen furniture which my said wife shall not use for her own use.
And I do hereby solemnly declare that I make this disposition in every particular favor and good will towards my said nephew, John George Kleppinger, in order to preserve peace and harmony in my family and in lieu of an agreement by me heretofore made with the said John George Kleppinger which I do hereby annul.
And I give and bequeath unto my brother Lewis Kleppinger the sum of five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania, and to my nephew Anthony Kleppinger, son of my said brother Lewis Kleppinger, the sum of five pounds like money, to be paid to them respectively one month next after my decease; and concerning the rest and residue of all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever, I give and bequeath same after the decease of my said wife as followeth:
Namely, I give and bequeath unto my nephew Henry and my niece Mary, children of my brother John Kleppinger, unto each of them the sum of ten pounds over and above the shares hereinafter bequeathed to them, and to my nephew Henry Kleppinger, son of my brother Anthony, the sum of twenty pounds over and above the share hereafter given him, and I give and bequeath unto Anthony, son of my brother Frederick, the sum of twenty pounds out of the said real estate, and I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Donart, her heirs and assigns, the sum of twenty-five pounds.
And I give and bequeath unto the elders of the Lutheran congregation in Allen township, 25 pounds to be put on interest, and the interest is to be paid yearly for the schooling of poor children at the schoolhouse near the meeting house; and unto the trustees of the schoolhouse which is built on M. Siegfried's land, I give the sum of 25 pounds, said money to be put out on interest to be applied to the schooling of poor children in said school.
I give and bequeath and will that the balance be divided in equal shares as follows: Namely, one equal share unto Anthony Kleppinger, son of my brother Lewis Kleppinger; unto John George Kleppinger, son of my brother John, one equal share; unto the children of my said brother John unto each of them one equal share; unto my brother Anthony Kleppinger's children unto each of them one equal share; and I will that my executors shall have time for paying the said legacies until six years after my said wife's decease, leaving it to their discretion in case of monies coming in prior to the said term to make a dividend or to accumulate the interest for the benefit of the legattees.
My large Bible I give unto John Nagel; my wife shall keep my books. And I give my woolen apparel unto my two brothers Lewis and Anthony to be divided among them as they shall think proper.
(Personal Estate). One equal share thereof unto my said nephew John George; one equal share unto each of the children of my brothers-in-law, to wit, unto the children of George Nagel, unto each of them one equal share; unto the children of John Dreisbach unto each of them one equal share; unto the children of John Dreisbach, Jr., unto each of them one equal share; unto the children of Conrad Solt unto each of them one equal share; unto the children of Jacob Solt unto each of them one equal share; and unto the children of Frederick Nagel unto each of them one equal share. * * * * I further will that my nephew John George Kleppinger shall purchase two pair of tombstones, one for myself and the other for my wife, and cause our respective names and ages engraven thereon, to be set up four weeks after our respective deceases.


Northampton County Will Book 3, pages 27-32.

Johannes Kleppinger

M, b. 1 August 1743, d. after 14 May 1814
      Johannes Kleppinger was also known as John Clippinger. He was born on 1 August 1743 at Trappe, Montgomery Co., PA. He was the son of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner. Johannes Kleppinger was christened on 13 August 1743 at Trappe Lutheran Church, Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. He married Anna Margarethe Maide.
Note:

1798 Direct Tax List: Southampton Twp., Franklin Co., PA: 1 Log House, 24x24, 2 story, 7 windows, 26 panes, 2 acres, $200 value. 1 Log Spg Hse, 14x16 1 part stone barn, 28x53, 164 acres, $1312 tax value.

Many dates and locations of the children of this family from Genealogy in Northeastern America, "Descendants of Johann Georg Klöppinger" genealogy report prepared by April K. Strunk, online at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/r/April-K-Strunk/index.html.


According to property records, John Kleppinger moved with his family to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he settled. In this connection it will be interesting to quote a letter written in 1864 which refers to John Kleppinger's family and the Clippingers in general.
This is a letter written by George Clippinger, of Greencastle, Franklin Co. PA, (a son of Anthony) to Rev. Henry Clippinger, (son of Henry Kleppinger). It reads as follows:


June 2, 1864
"Now I will say something about friends and relatives. The number that came from Germany was one, and his name was Anthony (Note: This should be John George), and lived in Northampton County, Pa., and he had six sons and their names were Henry, George, John, Frederick, Lewis and Anthony. If they had sisters I do not know.

"Now your father was a son of John. He lived 3 miles southwest of Shippensburg in Cumberland County. Frederick, Anthony and John they moved and settled about Shippensburg, Cumberland County, and George, he moved to Westmoreland County, Pa. Lewis and Henry stayed in Northampton County. Your father had 6 brothers and 5 sisters as far as I know. They are all gone home. Mother Smith in Chambersburg was a sister. She departed this spring a year. His son Jacob was our preacher these two years. Your father had a brother, his name was John, and he had a son called Frederick, and he moved to Ohio. He is the only one living of your father and grandfather's connection that I know of except you.

"Sol Clippinger that wrote to you from Lima, Ohio is a brother of mine, and the Clippinger at Funkstown is a brother, his name was John. And some of brother Adam's children are living at Lima also. The Dr. Clippinger you speak of who used to be called Sheriff John, is I think a son of John, he lived at Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., and he was a son of Uncle Frederick, who lived east of Shippensburg. And this Sheriff John, he moved to the State of Indiana some years ago. He had a son, a doctor, and that Mrs. Alleson might be a daughter of his. I never heard of a Clippinger but was related.

"Your father's sisters were all married, one the second time. Two were married to two men the name of Lee, and one to Hamsher, and one to Smith, one to Stall. Henry C., a brother of mine, lived at Newburk. Uncle Frederick had 3 sons, names, Anthony, George and John, the Sheriff. Your father's brothers' names were John, George, Conrad, Anthony, Peter, Frederick, Henry."

Johannes Kleppinger died after 14 May 1814 at Southampton Twp., Cumberland Co., PA. He left a will on 31 January 1820; Franklin Co. Will Book C, p 475. Will of John Clippinger, Senior, Southampton Twp, w/w 14 May 1814, w/p 31 Jan 1820.
Wife Margaret. Sons: John, Henry, and Frederick. Daughter Katherine, husband Barney Hampshire; Daughters Elizabeth married to Joseph Stall, Mary married to George Lee. Son George. Daughter Margaret married to John Lee. Daughter Barbara married to Jacob Smith, son Conrad. Mentions land in Cumberland County. Exec: Sons John Clippinger, George Lee and Jacob Smith and trusty friend Adam Wolf of Shippensburg. Wit: Joseph Crip Jr, John Clippinger and John Scott. George Lee and Jacob Smith renounce as executors 31 Jan 1820.

Children of Johannes Kleppinger and Anna Margarethe Maide

John Kleppinger1

M, b. 1 February 1806, d. 12 January 1873
     John Kleppinger was born on 1 February 1806 at Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Johann George Kleppinger and Anna Maria Lerch. John Kleppinger married Ann E. Stedman circa 1830 at Northampton Co. (probably), PA.1 John Kleppinger died on 12 January 1873 at age 66.

Children of John Kleppinger and Ann E. Stedman

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

John Kleppinger

M, b. 31 January 1774, d. 12 October 1833
     John Kleppinger was born on 31 January 1774 at Westmoreland Co., PA. He was the son of Johann Georg Kleppinger and Anna Maria Maide. John Kleppinger married Elizabeth Benkard in 1799. John Kleppinger died on 12 October 1833 at Fountain Co., IN, at age 59.

Children of John Kleppinger and Elizabeth Benkard

John Kleppinger1

M, b. 1830, d. 1895
      John Kleppinger was also known as John Clippinger. He was born in 1830 at Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Henry Kleppinger and Eve (?).1 John Kleppinger began military service Co. K, 30th Indiana Infantry. He married Sarah Middleton on 11 February 1866 at Elkhart Co., IN. Occupation: Stonemason in 1870.2 John Kleppinger lived in July 1870 at California Twp., Starke Co., IN.2 He died in 1895. He was buried in 1895 at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN.

Children of John Kleppinger and Sarah Middleton

Citations

  1. [S2688] 1850 Federal Census, Elkhart County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 144.
  2. [S2689] 1870 Federal Census, Starke County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 359; FHL #545858.

John F. Kleppinger1

M, b. circa April 1850
     John F. Kleppinger was born circa April 1850 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.1 He was the son of George Kleppinger and Maria Magdalena Neuhart.1

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

John H. Kleppinger1

M, b. 9 March 1843, d. 31 July 1903
     John H. Kleppinger was born on 9 March 1843 at Northampton Co., PA.1 He was the son of John Kleppinger and Ann E. Stedman.1 John H. Kleppinger died on 31 July 1903 at Northampton Co., PA, at age 60.

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

Joseph Kleppinger

M, b. 9 April 1824, d. 10 February 1842
     Joseph Kleppinger was born on 9 April 1824 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Lewis William Kleppinger and Barbara Herman. Joseph Kleppinger died on 10 February 1842 at Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA, at age 17.

Joseph Kleppinger1

M, b. 28 August 1841, d. 5 July 1863
     Joseph Kleppinger was born on 28 August 1841 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.1 He was the son of George Kleppinger and Maria Magdalena Neuhart.1 Joseph Kleppinger began military service Union Army, Civil War. He died on 5 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, at age 21; Battle of Gettysburg. He was buried in July 1863; His body was among the Unknown Soldiers killed at Gettysburg, but a headstone was erected at the Stone Church, Kreidersville, Pennyslvania.

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

Juliana Kleppinger

F, b. 29 September 1737, d. 28 August 1792
     Juliana Kleppinger was born on 29 September 1737 at Montgomery Co., PA. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner. Juliana Kleppinger died on 28 August 1792 at Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA, at age 54.

Laura M. Kleppinger1

F, b. circa 1868
     Laura M. Kleppinger was born circa 1868 at Starke Co. (probably), IN.1 She was the daughter of John Kleppinger and Sarah Middleton.1

Citations

  1. [S2689] 1870 Federal Census, Starke County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 359; FHL #545858.

Lewis F. Kleppinger Jr.

M, b. 15 December 1834
     Lewis F. Kleppinger Jr. was born on 15 December 1834 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Lewis William Kleppinger and Barbara Herman. Lewis F. Kleppinger Jr. married Amanda E. Beaver in 1861.

Child of Lewis F. Kleppinger Jr. and Amanda E. Beaver

Lewis William Kleppinger

M, b. 16 January 1790, d. 11 March 1842
     Lewis William Kleppinger was born on 16 January 1790 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Ludwig Kleppinger and Anna Maria Best. Lewis William Kleppinger married Barbara Herman on 12 February 1815. Lewis William Kleppinger died on 11 March 1842 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA, at age 52.

Children of Lewis William Kleppinger and Barbara Herman

Louisa Kleppinger1

F, b. circa 1835
     Louisa Kleppinger was born circa 1835 at Northampton Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of George Kleppinger and Maria Magdalena Neuhart.1

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

Ludwig Kleppinger

M, b. 16 September 1741, d. 11 November 1827
      Ludwig Kleppinger was also known as Lewis. He was born on 16 September 1741 at Lehigh Twp., Northampton Co., PA. He was the son of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner. Ludwig Kleppinger married Anna Maria Best, daughter of Johann Wilhelm Best and Anna Susanna Schaeffer, in 1768 at Northampton Co., PA. Ludwig Kleppinger began military service American Revolution, Pennsylvania Line, 7th company, 3rd battalion, mustered out of Northampton County.

He died on 11 November 1827 at Lehigh Twp., Northampton Co., PA, at age 86. He was buried in November 1827 at Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA.

Children of Ludwig Kleppinger and Anna Maria Best

Margaret Kleppinger

F, b. 17 January 1843, d. before 28 August 1850
     Margaret Kleppinger was born on 17 January 1843 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of George Kleppinger and Maria Magdalena Neuhart. Margaret Kleppinger died before 28 August 1850 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.

Margaret Kleppinger

F, b. circa 1784
     Margaret Kleppinger was born circa 1784 at Westmoreland Co., PA. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Kleppinger and Anna Maria Maide. Margaret Kleppinger married Israel Bigelow circa 1804.

Maria Kleppinger

F, b. 15 April 1776, d. 29 April 1845
     Maria Kleppinger was born on 15 April 1776 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Ludwig Kleppinger and Anna Maria Best. Maria Kleppinger died on 29 April 1845 at age 69.

Maria Barbara Kleppinger

F, b. 1 March 1769, d. before 1829
     Maria Barbara Kleppinger was born on 1 March 1769 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Ludwig Kleppinger and Anna Maria Best. Maria Barbara Kleppinger died before 1829.

Maria Catharina Kleppinger

F, b. 1 June 1778, d. 11 November 1844
     Maria Catharina Kleppinger was born on 1 June 1778 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Ludwig Kleppinger and Anna Maria Best. Maria Catharina Kleppinger died on 11 November 1844 at age 66.

Maria Catherina Kleppinger

F, b. 13 April 1768, d. 24 November 1813
     Maria Catherina Kleppinger was born on 13 April 1768 at Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Johannes Kleppinger and Anna Margarethe Maide. Maria Catherina Kleppinger was christened on 8 May 1768 at Stone Church, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA; Sponsors: John George Nagel and Mary Catherine Kleppinger. She married Bernhard Hamsher, son of Johann Adam Hambscher and Anna Maria Margaret Heckman. Maria Catherina Kleppinger died on 24 November 1813 at Franklin Co., PA, at age 45.

Children of Maria Catherina Kleppinger and Bernhard Hamsher

Citations

  1. [S213] 1850 Federal Census, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 781.
  2. [S1151] 1850 Federal Census, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 772.

Maria Catherina Kleppinger

F, b. 22 August 1751, d. 4 May 1817
      Maria Catherina Kleppinger was also known as "Katie". She was born on 22 August 1751 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner. Maria Catherina Kleppinger married John George Nagle circa 1769. Maria Catherina Kleppinger died on 4 May 1817 at Hanover Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, at age 65.

Maria E. Kleppinger1

F, b. 14 November 1831
     Maria E. Kleppinger was born on 14 November 1831 at Northampton Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of John Kleppinger and Ann E. Stedman.1

Citations

  1. [S2663] 1850 Federal Census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 803.

Mary Kleppinger

F, b. circa 1772, d. circa 1852
     Mary Kleppinger was born circa 1772 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Kleppinger and Anna Maria Maide. Mary Kleppinger died circa 1852.

Mary Alice Kleppinger1

F, b. 24 February 1852
     Mary Alice Kleppinger was born on 24 February 1852 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of William Christian Kleppinger and Elizabeth C. Seem.1

Citations

  1. [S2665] 1860 Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1147; FHL #805147.

Meda S. Kleppinger

F, b. 16 August 1874, d. 19 April 1877
     Meda S. Kleppinger was born on 16 August 1874 at Wilton Twp., Muscatine Co., IA. She was the daughter of William Christian Kleppinger and Elizabeth C. Seem. Meda S. Kleppinger died on 19 April 1877 at Wilton Twp., Muscatine Co., IA, at age 2.

Preston Conrad Kleppinger1

M, b. 29 January 1859, d. 9 June 1949
     Preston Conrad Kleppinger was born on 29 January 1859 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.1 He was the son of William Christian Kleppinger and Elizabeth C. Seem.1 Preston Conrad Kleppinger died on 9 June 1949 at Beatrice, Gage Co., NE, at age 90.

Citations

  1. [S2665] 1860 Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1147; FHL #805147.

Rebecca Kleppinger

F, b. 9 February 1832, d. 1 January 1904
     Rebecca Kleppinger was born on 9 February 1832 at Cherryville, Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Lewis William Kleppinger and Barbara Herman. Rebecca Kleppinger died on 1 January 1904 at age 71.

Robert D. Kleppinger1

M, b. 27 August 1866, d. 1 July 1936
     Robert D. Kleppinger was born on 27 August 1866 at Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA.1 He was the son of William Christian Kleppinger and Elizabeth C. Seem.1 Robert D. Kleppinger died on 1 July 1936 at age 69.

Citations

  1. [S1240] 1870 Federal Census, Muscatine County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 413.