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Re: Theodore Francis Repp married Zella Nation (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Posted by: Timothy Taylor (ID *****0680) Date: September 14, 2003 at 16:18:12
In Reply to: Theodore Francis Repp married Zella Nation (Albuquerque, New Mexico) by Karen Peeler of 209

My grandmother was a Repp and I believe she was a 2nd cousin to Theodore F. Repp. I have a large amount of information on the Repp family that was put together and published in 2000 by a cousin of my mothers, Sylvester Ekart. My Great-grandfather, Vincent Repp, was a first cousin to Theodore’s father (Jacob Repp). Here’s what I have on Theodore.

He was born on 5 November 1883 at Rock Creek Valley (town known as Flush), Pottawatomie County, Kansas, he died on 13 November 1958 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was buried on 17 November 1958 at Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque, he was married on 17 June 1911 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, to Zella nation who was born in Springfield, Illinois, She died about 1916 and is buried at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The book I have did not list any additional marriage to Bina.

The following is from the Westmoreland Recorder, 3 August 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Repp visited the parents of the former over Sunday. Theodore Repp who is head fireman in the Santa Fe shops in Topeka, had to return after a day’s visit, but his wife remained for a longer visit.

The following is from the Recorder of Deeds, Buchanan County, Missouri. Application for license to marry, State of Missour, County of Buchanan, Theodore Repp desiring to procure a license to marry Miss Zella Nation being duly sworn, on my oath says that I am a white person over twenty-one years of age, and that the said Miss Zella Nation is a white person over eighteen years of age, and is no blood relation to me. /s/ Theodore Repp. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 17th day of June 1911. /s/ John J. Downey, Recorder of Deeds.

The following is from the marriage license, State of Missouri, County of Buchanan. This license authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or ordained Preacher of the Gospel, or any other person authorized under the laws of this State to solemnize marriage between Theodore Repp of Westmoreland, County of Pottawatomie, and State of Kansas, who is over the age twenty-one years, and Miss Zella Nation of Easton, County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas, who is over the age of eighteen years. Witness my hand as Recorder, with the seal of office hearto affixed, at my office in St. Joseph, Missouri, the 7th day of June 1911, by B.F. Pickell, Deputy, John J. Downey, Recorder of deeds. This is to certify that the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, did at St. Joseph, In said County on the 17th day of June 1911, unite in marriage the above named person. /s/ James M. Flynn, Justice of the Peace.

The following is from the death certificate, State of New Mexico, Theodore F. Repp, died on 13 November 1958, at his home in Albuquerque, he was born on 5 November 1883 at Flush, Kansas, age 75, son of Jacob Repp and Rosalle Dekert, he is listed as a retired boilermaker, Santa Fe Railroad,m his address was listed as 2701 First St. N. W. and he had lived in Albuquerque for 20 years, burial in Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque. This information provided by Mrs. Frances Meyer.

Frances Repp was born on 23 June 1912, at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, she was married on 16 December 1933 at Port Orchard, State of Washington, to Albert Christian Meyer Pederson who was born on 27 September 1893 at Thomso, Norway, he died on 16 September 1978 and was buried at Seattle, Washington. Albert Christian dropped the name Pederson when he was naturalized, and thereafter used the name Meyer.

Karen Elizabeth Meyer was born on 10 January 1943, at Seattle, Washington, she was marred on 30 May 1964, at Coeur d’alene, Idaho, to Donald E. Peeler.

Kathryn Elizabeth Peeler was born on 23 July 1967.

Deborah Suzanne Peeler was born on 11 November 1973.

Susan Kay Meyer was born on 10 January 1947, at Seattle, Washington.

Other information I glanced through shows that Theodore’s father came from Germany in 1880. He lived in New York for 2 years prior to moving to Flush, Kansas. From a 21 January, 1915 newspaper it states that Jacob had 5 sons, all of whom live in Pottawatomie County Kansas except one, in New Mexico.


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