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Re: John Koppes 1819 and Magalena Mayer 1824
Posted by: Barbara Peterson (ID *****7058) Date: June 08, 2003 at 17:42:05
In Reply to: John Koppes 1819 and Magalena Mayer 1824 by Walter Reed of 6

Walter -

John and Magalena were my great-great-grandparents (paternal on my mother's side).

John was born December 13, 1819 in Dunzweiler, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany.
oldest daughter also named Magdelina was born April 15, 1846 in Dunzweiler, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany (Ba: C982571 So: 415749. She was christened April 26, 1846 in Evangelische Kircke, Breitenbach, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany (Ba: C993352 So:492738),

John was not their oldest child. I find John a middle child:
Magdelina b. 1846
Charles b. 1848 (my g-grandfather)
Micheal b. 1849
John b. 1852
Herman b. 1854
Carrie b. 1858
Jacob b. 1863
Kathrin b. 1870

I have found the family in the following census:

1850 (March 11)--Ridott, Stephenson Co., Illinois
John Koppes              30 farmer              Germany
Magdelina              28                     Germany
Magdelina              5                     Germany
Charley                     3                     Ill.
Michael               10/12 (10 mo.)       Ill.
John (53 or 63) farmer              Germany
       [ value of real estate 400 ]

1852 - Clayton Co, IA, Boardman Twp. p.3
Koppes, John 32 3 males 1 female 1 voter 1 malitia 0 aliens 4 total

1856 - Reeve Twp, Franklin Co. IA pg 774 Dwelling 46 Family 56
John Coppas 35 M Farmer Germany *
Edmd        32 F Germany       
Edmd 16 F Germany
Charles 8 M IL
Michael 6 M IL
John 4 M IL
Harman 2 M IL

* 2 yrs in the state, Naturalized voter, Militia, owns land - 10 acres improved, 70 unimproved, 40 tons of hay. (enumerated July-Aug 1956)
(Theobolt Miller family is dwelling 44 family 54)

1870 - Butler Co, IA p.715 Shell Rock Twp Pg no 6 45/47
Koppes, John 52 M W Farmer 2000 738 Baveria (U.S. citizen)
Luce 47 F W Keeping House Baveria
Charles 22 M W Farm Hand Illinois (U.S. citizen)
John 17 M W works with farmer Illinois
Hermann 15 M W works with farmer Illinois
Carrie 13 F W attends school Iowa
Margaret 10 F W attends school Iowa
Jacob 7 M W attends school Iowa
Katie 5 F W attends school Iowa
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John's parents were Johannes (John) Kappes and Catharina Mootz. Johannes is found on 1850 Census with son John's family in Ridott, Stephenson Co, IL

8 Children's civil birth records found at LDS library in Plano:
Batch: C982571 Source: 415749

Contact me and I'll be glad to share other decendant information.


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