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LIPKE LOEPKE LUEPKE LEPKE - Ingham County, Michigan - from Germany 1883

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Re: LIPKE LOEPKE LUEPKE LEPKE - Ingham County, Michigan - from Germany 1883

Ms AFN (View posts)
Posted: 15 Dec 2004 10:15AM GMT
Classification: Query

Because the Michigan Censuses for 1890 and 1900 -- when the "Earnestine Caroline LOEPKE" born in "Jan 1890" would have been young enough to be living with her parents (mother and step-father) - is not yet available online -- I am having a difficult time.

I understand that her father died leaving three (girls?) children.
She was born in Okemos ... just about a 5 mile ride from the little town of Haslett, Michigan (eastside of Lancing).

Would you happen to have any family group sheets on which an Earnestine is listed? Any ideas what-so-ever?

I did a bit of tracing and ... at this point I think the "LEPKE" name might not be the same as the LOEPKE name

I think in Germany/Prussia? - the first vowel (either a U or an O) in the name had a dipthong over it .. causing difficulty with the sound not translating easily into an American/English sound - causing so many various spellings . That is just a guess on my part. - I wonder if the LEPKE family is a separate family than the LOEPKE family. I know the LOEPKE family I am looking for were "farmers".

The Jan 1890 birthdate is not too far back. Any ideas?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
afnbcn 20 Oct 2004 3:47AM GMT 
thomasker2 31 Oct 2004 1:15PM GMT 
Dan Loepke 14 Dec 2004 7:05AM GMT 
Ms AFN 15 Dec 2004 5:15PM GMT 
JohnHayward38 20 Jan 2013 12:42AM GMT 
Ms AFN 15 Dec 2004 5:34PM GMT 
lepke-brown 4 Jan 2005 3:03PM GMT 
AlexanderNewh... 4 Jan 2005 3:26PM GMT 
AlexanderNewh... 4 Jan 2005 3:50PM GMT 
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