I'm reading this old message. Something is very strange.I'm French living near Paris.I'm in a genalogy group "luclegrand on Yahoo.com" which is a special group for all people from circus, showmen, itinerant vendors people. On my genealogy, i've got a lot of ZEPP. They were in circus, and itinerant vendors from east of France , Alsace, Germany...
What is strange is your message with ARNDT Charles an Ella ZEPP.
Because my oldest ancestor is Michel ZEPP married with Caroline ARNDT (ARENT, AREND, OHRIM, .. variatous names). They had about 8 children (thomas, Louis, André, Michel, Jeanne, Jean, ...). it's very difficult to get information about their city birth because thez were all the year on the roads.
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