Rev Carl E Jipp
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 11:51:23
For many years the late Rev Carl E Jipp was in charge of the German Lutheran church at Ogden and his Christian activities were of untold value to the many who came under his teachings and instructions. He was born in Germany August 15, 1864, a son of Christian and Sophia (Hammerich) Jipp, both natives of the fatherland. Christian Jipp passed away in his native land, and his wife subsequently came to America, making her home at Wilton, Iowa, where she resided with her son until her death.
Carl E Jipp was reared and educated in Germany, leaving his native land at the age of fourteen and crossing the ocean to America. He located at Wilton, Iowa, where he had relatives, and there he remained until twenty-one years of age. He then entered Concordia College at Springfield, Illinois and studied for the ministry. He graduated from that institution with the class of 1893 and then received a call to Coon Rapids, Iowa. Where he remained for a year. A the end of that period a pulpit at Ogden was offered him, and he accepted the charge of the German Lutheran church at this city. He continued in this charge for about seventeen years, or until his death. His influence upon the community was a decided factor n the up building of religion and morality in his city. Rev Jipp not only preached Christianity but all his actions were permeated by Christian principles. He entertained deep love for his fellowmen and he was ever ready to hold out a helpful hand to those who struggled on life’s pathway. Many lasting guidance took in new hope an succeeded in overcoming life’s serious struggles. His friends in Ogden-friends not only of his faith but adhering to other religions-were many and all entertained for him the highest regard and veneration. When he died July 15, 1911, sorrow entered into many homes of his city, for all who knew him realized that hey had lost a true friend. On May 23, 1894, Rev Jipp was united in marriage to Lena A Nanke, a daughter of Gustaf and Ernestine (Neuman) Nanke, natives of Germany, who at an early day settled in Keokuk county, Iowa, where the father successfully followed agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his life. He died in 1900, having survived his wife for twenty-one years, the latter passing away in 1879. Rev and Mrs Jipp had nine children: Frieda, Marie, Carl, Lena, Walter, Alma, Luella, Louise, and Ernest who died in 1896.
Rev Jipp was not only interested in the spiritual welfare of his charges but always concerned himself in the material development of Ogden and would readily give his support to measures which had for their purpose the advancement of the city. His political allegiance was given the democratic party. Mrs Jipp, who survives him owns a handsome residence in Ogden and a valuable farm in Osceola county, Iowa. She has many friends in her city, who esteem in her a lady of the highest womanly qualities of character.
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