Person:Peter Hipskind (1)

m. 11 Nov 1856
  1. Peter HipskindEst 1859 -
  2. Frederick HipskindEst 1863 -
  3. Mary HipskindEst 1865 -
  4. Caroline Elizabeth HIPSKIND1866 - 1932
  5. Michael Charles HIPSKIND1867 - 1932
  6. Emma HIPSKIND1870 -
m. 11 Nov 1856
  1. Peter HIPSKIND1859 - 1942
  2. Frederick HIPSKIND1862 - 1906
  3. Mary E HIPSKIND1864 - Aft 1930
Facts and Events
Gender Male
Birth[2] 18 Jul 1827 Becherbach, Rheinfalz, Bayern, Germany
Immigration[2] 1852
Unknown Catherine Elizabeth HETTMANSPERGER
Marriage 11 Nov 1856 Wabash, Wabash County, INto Catherine Elizabeth HETTMANSPERGER
Marriage 11 Nov 1856 Wabash, Wabash County, INto Catherine P OTT (OTTE)
Reference Number Catherine P OTT (OTTE)
Census[3] 1880 Wabash, Indiana
Occupation[2] Shoemaker & Labourer
Death? 18 Jun 1886 Wabash, Wabash County, IN
Burial? 20 Jun 1886 Wabash, IndianaFalls Cemetery
Reference Number? 434

DOD possibly 17 Jun 1886 Possible contact for additional information: Greg Hipskind ( ) a descendent of Peter Hipskind

Peter, and his brother Adam, both single, came to the United States in 1852. Peter was shoemaker and Adam was a weaver. For lack of work in their chosen profession, they soon became laborers. They helped build a grade of the Wabash Railroad.

1860 Census Peter Hipskind, age 32, living with to Philipine Hipskind, age 19, who was born in Ohio, with one child - Peter, age 3, born in Indiana. Peter did not own his home, and is listed as a day labourer

1880 Census shows Peter Hipskind, age 51, married to Elizabeth, age 37, born in Baden. The following listed children were all born in Indiana: Peter age 21 and a grocer clerk (?) , Frederick 17, (driving?) Mary (?) age 15 (at home); Caroline 13 (at school); Michael 11 (at school); Anna ? 9 (at school)


PETER was one of the founders of St. Matthew's Church, in Wabash. Many of the founders were former Palatines, who had migrated to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, beginning in circa 1834, and after circa 1848 migrated to the Urbana, Indiana area. The St. Peter's Church at Urbana was the parent church of St. Matthew's. There were three other German Reformed sister congregations across the county line, in Huntington County.

--White Creek 00:22, 22 August 2012 (EDT)

  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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 RootsWeb.

    From the postings of Alan and Tessa Davis. Specific documents not cited.

  3. 1880 Federal Census says he was born in "BYRON", which must mean Bayern (Bavaria). Also known as the Bavarian Palatinate (after 1837). This census shows his wife born in "BODEN", which must mean Baden.