|FREDERICK PIEPER, deceased; born in Germany in 1822; came to America in 1838; settled in Ohio; then went to Indiana, and to Iowa in 1854; owned 240 acres; died in 1868. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and buried by them at Mechanicsville. His wife, Catherine Piper, was born in Pennsylvania in 1830 and went to Indiana in 1838; married in 1847 and had eight children—David (in Greenfield, Jones Co.), Susana (died in 1860), Maggie (died in 1855), Samuel, Sarah Ann (killed by the tornado), Cassie J., William and Freddie. Since Mr. Piper's death, Mrs. P. has built a fine house, 18x26 in the main, with wing 16x16; 20-foot posts; resides on Sec. 31; P.O. Mechanicsville.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 650.
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