Person:George Lippy (1)

George W. Lippy
d.5 Aug 1904
m. 20 Oct 1833
  1. Annamaria Elizabeth Lippy1834 - Aft 1850
  2. Sarah Catherine Lippy1836 - 1926
  3. John H. Lippy1841 - 1916
  4. George W. Lippy1844 - 1904
  5. David Ephraham Lippy1846 - 1923
  6. Susannah Lippy1848 - 1911
  7. Marinda Ann Lippy1850 - 1941
  8. Martha Jane Lippy1855 - 1899
  9. Edna Melissa Lippy1857 - 1933
  10. William A. Lippy1860 - 1932
m. 8 Sep 1870
Facts and Events
Name George W. Lippy
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Apr 1844 Miami, Ohio, United States
Marriage 8 Sep 1870 to Elizabeth Markley
Death? 5 Aug 1904
Burial? Choteau Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
  1.   George W Lippy, in Find A Grave.

    Born April 11 1844 / GEORGE W. LIPPY - In the spring of 1872, the worthy citizen whose name is prefixed to this sketch, left Fulton county, Illinois, and drove his little family across the state of Missouri and into Wilson county, Kansas. After a temporary sojourn he went over into Elk county and took a claim which he held 'till the fall of 1874, when he sold it and came to the Verdigris river in Montgomery County, where he has since made his home. His original farm comprised only forty acres, where he finally 1ocated, and to the development of it and to the acquirement of broader acres was his attention earnestly directed. So intense and concerted were the efforts of his wife and himself exerted that an estate of four hundred and fifty acres now represents their farm. Their home is in section 17, township 31, range 16, and the house which covers them was, originally, a simple log cabin. In its construction their funds exhausted themselves before the cover was provided and the family watch was sacrificed to buy material for the roof. But this modest pretension served the family as a home, and "there is no place like home." George W. Lippy was born in Miami county, Ohio, and brought up in Fulton county, Illinois. His parents, John and Sarah (Zepp) Lippy, settled in the latter place when George was only a baby. John Lippy was born in Maryland and was of German stock. He was the father of ten children, namely: Elizabeth and Catherine Lasswell, George W., John, Eprhiam, Mrs. Susanna Mark1ey , Arminda Lee, Mrs. Jane Schlegel, Mrs. Edna Lee and William. The birth of George W. Lippy occurred April 11th, 1844. His whole life was rural in environment and, September 8th, 1870, he married E1izabeth Markley. Mrs. Lippy was born in Fulton county, Illinois, February 4th, 1847, and was a daughter of Conrad Markley, a native of Ohio. The Markley children were: Conrad, Joseph, Mrs. Margaret Cornwell, Mrs. Susannah Richards, Jackson, John, Elizabeth, Mary. Conrad Markley married Ruth Foster, a daughter of Benjamin and Amanda (Cone) Foster, and their children were: Amanda Wallich, Elizabeth Lippy, wife of our subject; Louis C., Margaret Catron, John, Thomas, Jackson and Joshua. The first Markley children mentioned above were heirs of Jonathan Markley, of Pennsylvania, father of Conrad Markley, Mrs. Lippy's father. Mr. Lippy and wife have four children, to-wit: Nora Catron, of Oklahoma, with five children: George, Margie, Ruth, Louis and Ralph; Margaret, wife of G. S. McEvers, of Montgomery County, with three children: Maurice, Millie and Martha; John and Ruth Lippy, at the family home. The industry and thrift displayed by Mr. and Mrs. Lippy as they passed through life has been one of the marked features of their family trait. The management of their affairs indicates an unusual business sagacity and the possession of such an estate as theirs only compensates them, in a measure, for the sacrifices they have made. Misfortune has come to the family in recent years in the mental aberration of the father, rendering him incompetent to assume charge of the domestic affairs. His noble wife has taken her place at the helm and the onward and upward movement of their pecuniary affairs has suffered no abatement. - History of Montgomery County, Kansas, L. W. Duncan, 1903 pp. 342-343 (per Debra (#47324320)

    Family Members
    Elizabeth Markley Lippy

    John Jackson Lippy

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