William James Jacobs Jr.
Sarah Elizabeth Beach
John Daniel Krause
Cora P. Ache
Harry Burton Jacobs
Harriet E. Krause
Frances Elva Jacobs


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1. David Frederick Keiper

Frances Elva Jacobs 1 2 3

  • Born: 14 Oct 1918, Hellertown, Northampton, PA, USA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): David Frederick Keiper
  • Died: 16 Jan 2002, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, PA at age 83 2 3 4
  • Buried: 19 Jan 2002, Hellertown: Union Cemetery, Northampton, PA, USA 3 4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Hellertown, Northampton, PA, USA. 5 The 1940 census recorded Harriet Jacobs, first grade school teacher, 42, divorced, listed as a "nurse daughter" and living with her maternal grandfather, Oscar Ache, night watchman at trust company, 66. Also with them is Harriet's daughter, Frances Jacobs, Oscar's grand neice, 21. They were born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same place in 1935.

2. Obituary: Morning Call: obituary of Frances J. Keiper on 17 Jan 2002 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4 Frances J. Keiper, 83, of 715 Northampton St., Hellertown, died Jan. 16 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of David F. Keiper.

An English teacher, she taught seventh and eighth grades for the Hellertown School District. She was a 1940 graduate of Moravian College, where she performed in theatrical productions, and was a member of the college's alumni association.

Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Harriet (Krause) Hine.
[Editor's note: this is a misprint of confused info; she was the step-daughter of Harry J. Hine, and actual daughter of Harry Burton Jacobs and Harriet E. Krause who were briefly married.]

She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Hellertown, where she was a member of the Bible study group, former director of the junior choir and drama groups, and a Boy Scout den mother.

She was director of the Hellertown Centennial headquarters in 1972 and a story teller at Bethlehem Area Public Library for many years.

Survivors: Husband; sons, Jeffrey D. of Allentown, Gary F. of Whitehall Township; daughter, Gwendolyn K. Singer of Hellertown; five grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Contributions: To the church or Saucon Valley Community Center, Hellertown.

Frances married David Frederick Keiper. (David Frederick Keiper was born on 20 Oct 1918 in Hellertown, Northampton, PA, USA,6 7 died on 14 May 2007 in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA 6 and was buried in Hellertown: Union Cemetery, Northampton, PA, USA 6.)


1 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M61C-4LR Harriet Jacobs in household of Henry M Ache, Hellertown, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 15A.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Frances Elva Keiper, SSN 182427748. Father Harry B. Jacobs. Mother Harriet E. Krause.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112316354.

4 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 17 Jan 2002. Obituary of Frances J. Keiper. Online https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9N5-V962.

5 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQCP-M36 Oscar Ache, Ward 3, Hellertown, Hellertown Borough, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48-85, sheet 5B, family 90.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112316342.

7 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 17 May 2007. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=david-f-keiper&pid=88121848.

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