"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Kiepke, Julius E. who has been a resident of Merrill since 1892, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., June 13, 1856, son of Christopher and Henrietta KIEPKE. The parents were natives of Germany and settled in Milwaukee after their removal to this country in 1854. They came to Marathon County in 1857 and settled on a farm in the town of Stettin, where Julius E. grew to manhood, attending district school until he was 14 years old and subsequently assisting in the operation of the home farm until he was 26. On July 31, 1882, he married Albertina RUBOW of Merrill, and he was subsequently engaged in farming in Marathon County until his removal to Merrill in 1892. Mrs. KIEPKE was born in Germany July 5, 1857, and came to America with her parents at the age of 15. Mr. and Mrs. KIEPKE are affiliated with Trinity Lutheran Church at Merrill, and are very well-known residents of the community. They have been the parents of four children, as follows: Emil C., born Oct. 10, 1884, a sketch of whose life follows the present writing; Margaret L., born Jan. 31, 1886; Louis C., born Oct. 7, 1888, now engaged in farming in the town of Merrill; and Anna, born Oct. 6, 1894, who died in infancy. Margaret L. is now Mrs. Margaret SCHUEPPERT of Merrill and is the mother of three sons, George, born June 8, 1912, Carl, born Dec. 21, 1913, and Frederick, born Sept. 23, 1915.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 641; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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