Lea Ripper

AncientFaces Member since May 05, 2015

About: I am a 64 yr. old mother of six, with seven grandchildren. I have been married 43 yrs. and am enjoying finding new members of all my related families. I have three basic families myself, as I have my maternal birth family in addition to the families of my parents who adopted me,plus my In-law related families. Sure keeps me busy and can never complain of being bored. Related Families:Blumfelder, Cirtautas, Gerst, Luebbers, Ripper, Sirtak, Vonderhaar, Wedepohl

Researching: Ripper, Blumfelder, Cirtautas, Gerst, Sirtak, Vonderhaar

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My grandmother was born in St. Louis in 1862. Her father spelled the surname Muller but she changed it to Mueller. No nothing about her parents. Anna married Edward Gerst in St. Louis, Mo. She is 8yrs. old in this picture.
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My Uncle Fred was a St. Louis, Mo. Police Officer. He and my Aunt Catherine Gerst were married approx. 1910 and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters. He passed away 05/21/1951.
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My Mom's siter, Catherine(Kate) Gerst Hembree and her husband Frederick. Picture taken in St. Louis, Mo. Kate and Fred had four children.
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Little Anna grew up and married Edward Michael Gerst. She died at age 70, in St. Louis, Mo.
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Joseph Xavier Blumfelder, born 03/16/1859 in Munchin, Bavaria, married Wilhelmina Charlotte Rethorst, born 05/01/1862 in Versmold, Westfalen, Prussia, They were married in 1885, in St. Louis, Mo. They had seven children. Joseph died 05/12//1923. Wilhelmina died 11/09/1927.
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My grandmother,Anna Mueller married Edward Michael Gerst on 05/24/1881. Anna was the daughter of John Hermann Muller and Mary Catharina Finder. Edward and Anna had seven children. Anna died in St. Louis, Mo. 07/10/1933.
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Adam is my husband's great grandfather who arrived in America in 1857 and first settled in Pekin, Illinois. We have our family traced back to Georg Ripper, 1545, in Erbach, Germany.
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Lea Ripper Sounds so much like a fruit cake I used to make. We moved a year ago and I can't seem to find the cookbook with that recipe. I'm glad to see this and will definitely try it. Thank you! L. Ripper/ Lee Summit, Mo.
Jan 18, 2007 · posted to the story Aunt Ruby's Golden Fruit Cake
Lea Ripper Wish I could read the dates. I new a Hattie Crosby but I'm sure this is not her grave.
Apr 21, 2006 · posted to the photo Harriet "Hattie" Elizabeth
Lea Ripper We have a Peter J. Ripper in our family, which settled in Pekin, Ill. after leaving Hess Germany. MomRip@aol.com
Jul 31, 2003 · posted to the photo 5 Generation Photo