My Lepps are the sons of George Philipp LEPP and Johanna (or Hanna) LEIP. Wilhelm (William) LEPP was born in 1828, and. Johann (John) LEPP was born in 1834. They were both born in Oppenheim, which is in the Mainz-Bingen area, and is currently in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (although there were some records that indicated that they were from the adjacent state of Baden).
They emigrated to Monroe County, Illinois in 1849 with their mother, her second husband Johann (John) REITZ, and their half-brother Louis REITZ. Another brother, Friedrich LEPP, b. 1825 may have emigrated as well.
William LEPP married Pauline WEHINGER in 1855 in Monroe County, Illinois. Pauline was born in 1832 Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, daughter of Johann "Martin" WEHINGER and Margaretha EINSLE.
John LEPP married Agathe WEHINGER in 1885 in Monroe County. Agathe was born in 1854 in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, daughter of Thomas Ferdinand WEHINGER and Anna Margaretha REIN, granddaughter of Johann "Martin" WEHINGER and Margaretha EINSLE.