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Sperry Twp.

Henry Gipper was born in Germany, Feb. 20, 1846. He served in the war between France and Prussia, as a cavalry man with the Hessians. In 1871 he emigrated to America, and settled at once in Clayton Couty, Ia. He purchased a farm of eighty acres in Sperry Township, which he now has under good cultivation and abundantly stocked. He was married to Martha Falkner in Germany. They had three children. She died in 1878 and he was married the second time in 1879, to Mary Portez, by whom he has two children. In politics Mr. Gipper is a Republican, and in religious views a Lutheran.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1095
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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