John J. Conrad Keppleman
(1827-1907)
Christianna Bauer
(1832-1930)
Edward George Keppelman
(1857-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ella Embich Biecher

2. Kate

Edward George Keppelman 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 9 Jul 1857, Reading, Berks, PA 1 3 6 7
  • Christened: 15 Nov 1857, Reading: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Ella Embich Biecher on 23 Jan 1897 in , Lebanon, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Kate
  • Died: 26 Dec 1916, Reading, Berks, PA at age 59 2 3
  • Buried: 30 Dec 1916, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 3

   Another name for Edward was George Edward Keppleman.1 7 8 9

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "At Hymen's Altar. Keppleman-Biecher. Miss Ella Biecher and Edward Keppleman, both of this city, were married Saturday evening by Rev. F. M. Seip, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church.", 26 Jan 1897, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4

2. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6 The 1900 census recorded renting at 440 North Sixth Street: Edward Keppelman, iron moulder, 47, born Jul 1853, living with wife Ella, 24, Jan 1876; and daughters Rosa, 11, Feb 1889, and Ruth, 0, Mar 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Edward's father in Germany. The census records they were married for 3 years and Ella had given birth to 1 child, so Rosa must be by Edward's 1st marriage.

3. Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia, 26 Dec 1916, Reading, Berks, PA. 2

4. Occupation: moulder at Reading Scale & Machine Co. On 26 Dec 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 2

5. Occupation: mounlder, Reading Scale & Machine Co. On 26 Dec 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3

6. Residence: 321 N. Front St., Reading, PA on 26 Dec 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3

7. Residence: 321 N. Front Street, Reading, Pa. On 26 Dec 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 2

8. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: G. Keppleman Died Tuesday in Reading on 27 Dec 1916 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. Edward G. Keppleman Died Tuesday in Reading

Foundry Foreman at A. I. & S. Works, This City

Well Known Here

His Widow Is Daughter of Late William Beicher

Edward G. Keppleman, aged 59 years, passed away at his residence at 321 North Front street, Reading, at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to pneumonia. He had been sick for the past seven weeks.

He was born in Reading, the son of Christina and the late John Keppleman. He was last employed as a foundry foreman at the Reading scale works. Previous to this position he was employed as a foundry foreman at the American Iron and Steel Works in this city. He was a Lutheran.

He is survived by his mother, his wife Ella (nee Beicher), and one daughter, Ruth, at home. Five brothers, William, John, Howard, Theodore and Albert Keppleman, all of Reading, and three sisters: Mrs. David (Mabel) Ermentrout, Mrs. Howard Free of Reading, and Mrs. Joseph Vasey of Wilmington, Del.


Edward married Ella Embich Biecher, daughter of William Biecher Jr. and Louisa Hartman Embich, on 23 Jan 1897 in , Lebanon, PA.1 (Ella Embich Biecher was born on 7 Jan 1876 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA,6 10 11 12 13 died on 16 Dec 1944 in S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA 13 and was buried on 19 Dec 1944 in West Lawn: Memorial Mausoleum, Berks, PA 13.)


Edward next married Kate. (Kate died on 12 Aug 1893 in , , PA 1.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMS-WWQ Edward Keppleman and Ella Biecher, 1897.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 127869. Edward G. Keppleman. Father John Keppleman. Mother Christiana Bowers.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 127869. Edward G. Keppelman. Father John Keppleman born in Germany. Mother Christiana Bowers born in Reading, PA.

4 Lebanon Daily News, 26 Jan 1897, page 1. Marriage of Ella Biecher and Edward Keppleman.

5 Lebanon Daily News, 16 Sep 1915, page 3. Funeral of William Biecher.

6 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33G-LH4 Ella Keppelman in household of Edward Keppelman, East Precinct Lebanon city Ward 5, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 237.

7 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXPX-5VR George E Keppleman in entry for John Keppleman, 1860.

8 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 574. Berks > Reading > Trinity Lutheran Church > Page 1857 > Online Image 284.

9 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 13 Sep 1915, page 4. Obituary of Wm. Biecher.

10 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 275C.

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Roll 1376 Book 2, Page 199.

12 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 105474. Mrs. Ella E. Keppelman. Father William Biecher. Mother Louisa Embich.



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