The Piper Family

Third Generation

3. Frederick Charles Piper (Johann Frederick Piper , Conrad ) was born about 1829 in , Hanover, Germany. He died on 21 Oct 1899.

Info from the 1885 Nebraska State Census shows a Frederick Piper, age 56, ED 398, in Culbertson Precinct, Hitchcock, Nebraska, dated 21 Jun 1885; 22 Jun 1885, Enumerator: A. G. Holliday. Locality: Midway Borough. ED: 192 OSPage Number 9B.

Frederick married Mary Ann Gardner daughter of Jacob Gardner. Mary was born on 8 Jun 1834 in , Hanover, Germany. She died on 6 Aug 1879 in , Ia.

They had the following children:

+ 5 M i John Frederick Piper
  6 M ii William Piper was born about 1854 in , Ny.
  7 M iii Alonzo Piper was born about 1856 in , Ny.
  8 F iv Mary E. Piper was born about 1858 in , Ia.

I think Mary E. Piper married Michael N. Sadler.
OBITUARY MICHAEL N. SADLER Michael Nebraska Sadler, third child of George and Adeline Sadler, was born January 2, 1854, in Van Buren county near Douds. After a severe cold he developed heart disease that resulted in his death January 8, 1936, at his home in Lebanon, aged 81 years, 11 months and 14 days. On July 9, 1876, he was married to Mary E. Piper, who preceded him in death, May 11, 1926. To this union were born four children, three of whom died in infancy. One son, George F. Kearns, grew to manhood and preceded his parents in death February 3, 1920. Mr. Sadler became a member of the Methodist church many years ago. His entire life was spent in Van Buren county where he was a successful farmer. He was always a kind neighbor and friend and was of a cheerful disposition although physically handicapped by deafness. He is survived by one brother, M. L. Sadler, of Douds; his only sister, Mrs. Mary A. Ogilbee, of Portland, Oregon; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Emma Sadler, two grandchildren, George and Lela Sadler, also Mrs. George Sadler of Lebanon, and many other relatives and friends. ------------------------- CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who were so thoughtful and kind during our recent bereavement. Mrs. Emma Sadler and daughter Lela Mr. and Mrs. George Sadler. (Photocopy of this obit found on page 173 of Obit Book "A" of the Van Buren County Genealogical Society's collection at the Keosauqua Public Library in Dec 2000. Name of newspaper and date of obit not given.)
+ 9 M v John Piper
+ 10 M vi Charles Piper
  11 M vii Frank Piper was born about 1865 in , Ia.
+ 12 F viii Anna Piper
  13 F ix Carrie Piper was born about 1869 in , Van Buren, Ia.
  14 M x Michael Piper was born about 1877 in , Ia.

4. William Frederick Piper (Johann Frederick Piper , Conrad ) was born on 20 Aug 1832 in , Hanover, Hanover, Germany. He died on 30 Apr 1916 in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Ia. He was buried in Troy Cem, Van Buren, Ia.

William married Wilhemina Cornell on 12 May 1853 in Lebanon, Warren, Oh. Wilhemina was born about 1834 in , Hesse, Germany. She died on 24 Sep 1896 in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Ia. She was buried in Troy Cem, Van Buren, Ia.

They had the following children:

  15 F i Mary A. Piper was born about 1855 in , Warren, Oh.
        Mary married Hayden Yeager on 25 Sep 1844 in , Van Buren, Ia.
  16 F ii Emma Jenny Piper was born in Oct 1857 in , Warren, Oh. She died in 1928.
        Emma married Franklin Michael Vickers son of George Washington Vickers and Mariah W, Tullis on 8 Mar 1882.

George W. Vickers
Posted By: Volunteer - Rich Lowe Date: 10/1/2001 at 09:33:48
(The following biographical sketch was prepared for publication in this paper by the Bonaparte Centennial Committee.)
George Washington Vickers, one of a family of eleven children, was born April 8, 1823, near Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and lived there until 8 years of age. After a winter spent in Kentucky, he moved to Indiana, living in Rush and Fayette counties until he moved with his family to Albia, Iowa, in the fall of 1852.
After a short stay there and at Ottumwa he came to Bonaparte, Iowa, in May, 1853. They came by boat from Ottumwa and it took five days to make the journey as far as Bentonsport, which was really their destination; but the river being at flood stage from the heavy rains, and much land was under water, they could not make a crossing, so came on to Bonaparte, where the river was also very high. Houses available were very scarce, but they were to find a present shelter at the house known later as the Hopkins home, and the residence now of Isaiah Meek. Work being found they decided to make this their home.
While living in Indiana he married Mariah W. Tullis of College Corners Feb. 7, 1849, and to them were born 10 children, the eldest dying at birth and Sarah H. at four years. Lamartine, who was born shortly after they came to Bonaparte later married Jennie Anderson. Margaret and Frank, who married Emma Piper are the only two living here, while Florence Scramlin, Alma Willy, Oliver and Temple were the other members of the family.
The mother died April 29, 1875 when the youngest child was but four years of age, and at which time Margaret took her place in the home. The father died June 5, 1903, he having a brother Harvey, and a sister, Mary Jane, living in Farmington while Mrs. Nancy Collins, another sister, lived in Bonaparte.
Margaret Vickers, whose memory is very keen for one of her years, can recite many interesting incidents of the early days in the history of Bonaparte. When she was four years of age, again the Des Moines river was at flood stage during spring rains, and she remembers one of a frightened herd of deer coming from the woods, dashing blindly to what it hoped was refuge, but in reality was a wild plunge in the river over the bank at a point where the bridge entrance is now. Someone shot the animal and the venison was distributed. She remembers the early days of the life of the town when people came to Bonaparte with milling to be done, wool to sell, making a long day's journey to this fine trading point.
Source: Van Buren Record, July 1, 1937
  17 iii Lucy Piper was born about 1859 in , Warren, Oh. Lucy died about 1859 in , Warren, Oh.
  18 F iv Sophia A. Piper was born about 1864 in , Warren, Oh.
        Sophia married William B. Smith.
  19 F v Ella Piper was born about 1867 in , Warren, Oh.
        Ella married Stainer on 7 Feb 1834 in , Van Buren, Ia.
  20 M vi Charles Augustus Piper was born about 1869. He died on 9 Jul 1903.
  21 F vii Gertrude Piper was born about 1872 in , Ia.
        Gertrude married Ernest Francis Evans.

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