Person:Adam Hipskind (3)

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Name Adam Hipskind
Alt Name[7] Johann Adam Hipskind
Gender Male
Birth[7] 7 Nov 1833 Becherbach, Rheinpfalz, Bayern, Germany
Christening? 10 Nov 1833 Pfalz, Bayern, GermanyEvangelisch Gangloff
Emigration[5] 19 May 1852 Bern, Switzerland
Immigration[5] 31 Aug 1854 United StatesFiled Declaration of Intention
Marriage 30 Nov 1859 Wabash County, Indianato Mary Francis (Marie) "Fanny" PARKER
Religion? Abt 1859 Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United Statesone of the founders of St. Matthew's Church, a former German Reformed congregation, now a part of the United Church of Christ denomination
Residence[4] 1860 Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States
Occupation[3] Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United Statesshoemaker and weaver
Death[6] 21 Mar 1912 Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States
Burial[6] Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United StatesFalls Cemetery

In the 1860 Census, Adam lived next door to his brother Peter. Adam was 26 years old and married to Fanny, age 18, who was born in Indiana. It appears Adams home was worth 300.00 and he had 100.00 in personal asssets. Adam worked as a day labourer.

1880 Census was working as a laborer

Also Found Declaration of Intention for another Adam Hipskind: I believe this must be a nephew or some other relative: Adam Hipskind age 21 Born Germany Emigrated from Germany 1864 arrived New York City on 12-12-1864. Filed Declaration of intention on 11-7-1882

"White Creek" would question a connection to Switzerland for Adam. All the Hipskinds of Wabash County, Indiana seem to have migrated from the Palatinate. It would have been very unusual for a Palatine to go UP the Rhine River, when the migration pattern was the opposite.

--White Creek 16:57, 10 November 2012 (EST)

  1.   Wabash County Historical Society (Indiana); Linda Robertson; and North Manchester Historical Society (Indiana). Wabash County history, bicentennial edition, 1976, Wabash, Indiana. (Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Company, c1976).
  2.   Wimberly, W. William II. Hanna's Town. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society Press)

    This book is a biography of the founder of the city of Wabash, Hugh Hanna. On page 311 of the book, the author mentions that in 1894 the "Wabash County Directory" listed twenty-one heads of households named HIPSKIND. No doubt ADAM was one of them.


    The research of Alan and Tessa Davis shows only this one occupation for Adam. The 1976 "Wabash County History" also shows him as a shoemaker, but often men in his day would have had a variety of occupations.

  4. United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653).

    This census enumeration shows Adam on the next line below "Elizabeth GIBLE", who was actually the widow Elizabeth (Glasser) Geibel, living in the household of her daughter Elizabeth HILDENBRAND (see WeRelate pages for them).

  5. 5.0 5.1 Declaration of Intention.

    Adam Hipskind age 21 Born County Rheinbaayern (?) Germany
    Emigrated from Bern Switzerland 1852 arrived New York City on 19 May 1852
    Filed Declaration of Intention of 31 August 1854

  6. 6.0 6.1 Adam Hipskind, in Find A Grave.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Johann Adam Hipskind, in Germany. Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898: index. (FamilySearch MyHeritage).