Riepe Roots: Tracing Our Riepe Ancestors from Prussia to America
  John Fred William Riepe & Anna Wilhelmina [Luetger] Riepe Joseph Creighton Riepe, Sr. Bertha Fredericka [Riepe] Lord Ruby Fern Riepe & Otis Wendell Riepe Sophia [Peine] Riepe Josephine Catherine [Riepe] Ernst  

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This site tracks the lines and families of Riepes who immigrated from Prussia/Germany and settled in the U.S.  Individuals who carry the Riepe surname by birth or marriage are included.  Female Riepe children are included, along with their spouses and in-laws, however, their children are not.  I have to draw the line somewhere, so only the lines of Riepe men are extended.

** Please note that all known immigrants are designated by their names being in ALL CAPS


 Updates & News

Iowa Riepes Visit this website - The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt ~ Welcome - there are Riepes with unclaimed property and/or money the government is holding - heirs of Nola Mae [Loving] Riepe (#159), Doris Jane Riepe (#2453), James Frederick Riepe (#2454), and several more!!

For those of you in other states, try this website - NAUPA (National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators)

Numerous additions to several Riepe lines - please check yours for any additions and/or changes
Many new photos and obituaries (text) have been added
Several death certificate images will be loaded shortly and other photo albums will be updated

*Update *

Riepe-Peterson Clothing Store
Burlington, IA

I was recently contacted by John Peterson, a fellow genealogy researcher, regarding the Riepe-Peterson men's clothing store in Burlington, IA.  Approximately 10 years ago, I was sent information that this store was owned by Iva Mary [Riepe] Peterson (#2194) and her husband, Leslie Victor George Peterson (#2195).  John Peterson is descended from the same Peterson family as Leslie, and while doing family research, John ran across this website and the information on the Riepe-Peterson store.  He knew nothing of Iva and Leslie having owned this store, and neither did anyone in his family!  John contacted me and thus began a search for the truth.  John discovered that the store was actually owned by Walter Herbert Riepe (#1385) and a friend, Walter O. Peterson - of no relation to Leslie and John's Peterson family.  John was able to speak with Walter O. Peterson's son, Walter L. Peterson, who confirmed this information.  It's hard to believe this incorrect ownership information sat on this site for almost 10 years and no one questioned it until now!  Many thanks, John, for researching this and getting the facts straight!



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