Pepplers from Rodheim and Kinzenbach
Surname report submitted by Jane Peppler
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Descendants of Ludwig Bepler



First Generation


1. Ludwig Bepler was born about 1618 in Kinzenbach and died in Rodheim.

Ludwig married *A. Elisabeth [Bepler]* in 1647 in Rodheim. A. was born about 1620.


Children from this marriage were: + 2 M    i. Joh. Andreas Bepler was born in 1647 and died in 1691, at age 44.

Joh. married *A. Margar. Simon* (b. Abt 1647) in 1679.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Joh. Andreas Bepler (Ludwig1) was born in 1647 and died in 1691, at age 44.

Joh. married *A. Margar. Simon* in 1679. A. was born about 1647.

Children from this marriage were: + 3 M    i. Joh. Conrad Bepler was born in 1684 and died in 1756, at age 72.

Joh. married *A. Cathar. Schneider* (b. Abt 1686) in 1711 in Hof Haima.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


3. Joh. Conrad Bepler (Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born in 1684 and died in 1756, at age 72.

Joh. married *A. Cathar. Schneider* in 1711 in Hof Haima. A. was born about 1686.

Children from this marriage were: + 4 M    i. Joh. Ludwig Bepler was born on 17 Jan 1717 and died in 1760 in Rodheim, at age 43.

Joh. married *Eleonore Meisel* (b. Abt 1729) on 31 Aug 1751.


Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


4. Joh. Ludwig Bepler (Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 17 Jan 1717 and died in 1760 in Rodheim, at age 43.

Joh. married *Eleonore Meisel* on 31 Aug 1751. Eleonore was born about 1729.

Children from this marriage were: + 5 M    i. Joh. Friedrich Bepler was born on 9 Dec 1755 and died on an unknown date.

Joh. married *Regina Williams* (b. Abt 1757) in 1778.

   6 F    ii. Regina Catharine Bepler was born on 17 Apr 1753.
   7 M    iii. Joh. Ludwig Bepler was born on 9 Jan 1759.

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


5. Joh. Friedrich Bepler (Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 9 Dec 1755 and died on an unknown date.

Joh. married *Regina Williams* in 1778. Regina was born about 1757.

Children from this marriage were: + 8 M    i. Johann Ludwig Bepler was born on 3 Dec 1778 and died on 24 Oct 1852, at age 73.

Johann Ludwig married *Anna Elisabeth Bender* (b. 2 Mar 1779, d. 26 Jan 1838) on 11 Mar 1800.


Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandchildren)


8. Johann Ludwig Bepler (Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 3 Dec 1778 and died on 24 Oct 1852, at age 73.

Johann Ludwig married *Anna Elisabeth Bender*, daughter of *Enkelin von Johann Burkhard* and *Unknown*, on 11 Mar 1800. Anna was born on 2 Mar 1779 and died on 26 Jan 1838, at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:    9 M    i. Johann Ludwig Peppler was born on 16 Jul 1801.

Johann Ludwig married *Anna Marie Valentin* in Blassbach. Anna Marie was born about 1803.

   10 F    ii. Anna Elizabeth Peppler was born on 24 Oct 1805.1

General Notes: Went to America in 1840

   11 F    iii. Anna Margarete Peppler was born on 28 Nov 1815.

Anna married *Georg Heinrich Reeh*. Georg was born about 1813.    12 F    iv. Marie Katharine Peppler was born on 7 Jul 1818 in Rodheim and died on 28 Apr 1890 in Lehrbach, at age 71.

Marie married *Wilhelm Ludwig Bernbeck* in 1840. Wilhelm was born on 23 Nov 1794 in Wirberg and died on 24 Oct 1865 in Lehrbach, at age 70. + 13 M    v. Johann Philip Peppler was born on 17 Nov 1822 in Hesse Darmstadt 1 and died on 4 Oct 1899 in Baltimore County MD, at age 76.2

Johann Philip married *Elizabeth Snyder* 3 (b. Abt 1828, d. After 1894) in 1847-1849 in Baltimore County MD.


Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandchildren)


13. Johann Philip Peppler (Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 17 Nov 1822 in Hesse Darmstadt 1 and died on 4 Oct 1899 in Baltimore County MD, at age 76.2

General Notes: Emmi says Philipp came over in 1847 from Rodheim, as a single man. She thinks he may have married a friend of his older sister Elizabeth, b. 1805, who came over earlier. Philip's occupation was listed as "turner" which I think was a machinist/wood turner or something like that. Living with him in 1850 is his wife, his twin babies, and John Williams, also a turner. Philip's grandmother was Regina Williams, perhaps this John was a relative. Listed in Balt City Directory 1851 as "turner." Philip was communicant at steltz church (glen rock) once or twice. Death recorded there. 1880 census with wife and Emma p 18B 6th district reel 495

Johann Philip married *Elizabeth Snyder* 3 in 1847-1849 in Baltimore County MD. Elizabeth was born about 1828 in Hesse Darmstadt and died after 1894.

Children from this marriage were: + 14 M    i. John Lewis Peppler was born in Apr 1850 in Baltimore County, Maryland 4 and died on 7 Feb 1928 in Stiltz, at age 77.5

John married *Elizabeth Hauff* (b. 17 Sep 1854, d. 31 Dec 1912) in 1875.

   15 M    ii. William Peppler 4 was born in Apr 1850.

General Notes: William was the twin of John Lewis but he disappeared from the census by 1870. (I did not find the family in 1860) Hopefully we can find out some day what happened to him.

   16 F    iii. Wilimena Peppler was born on 7 Jun 1854 in Baltimore County MD 6 and died on 11 May 1927 in Spring Grove State Hospital, Catonsville, MD, at age 72.6

General Notes: Mena, also known as Minnie, died in a state hospital.

In 1900 census I found a Wilmina Peppler vol 5 ed 32 sheet 15 line 96 Born 1856, Maryland District 6 living alone.

She went to Spring Grove State Hospital app 1904 and died there 23 years later. Insanity a contributing factor to her death of scabetes?

Buried in New Freedom. Henry was informant. Steltz church book calls her birth date September 28 1853

   17 F    iv. Elizabeth Peppler was born in 1858.

Elizabeth married *Mr. Mackenzie*. Mr. was born about 1856.    18 F    v. Louisa Peppler was born in 1863.
   19 F    vi. Emma Peppler was born in 1866 and died after 1880.

General Notes: Emma "kept house" for her father Phillip at the time of the 1880 census - the mother was perhaps in the state hospital. Frank Ensor remembers Emma Jackson coming to visit his mother.

It's possible she had another husband named Daniels.

Emma married *Mr. Jackson* after 1880. Mr. was born about 1865.    20 F    vii. Mary Peppler was born in 1869.

Eighth Generation (5th Great Grandchildren)


14. John Lewis Peppler (Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born in Apr 1850 in Baltimore County, Maryland 4 and died on 7 Feb 1928 in Stiltz, at age 77.5

General Notes: When the census taker came in 1850, Philip Peppler and his wife had two children, twin boys two months of age. One was called Louis, but later, John Lewis. John Lewis' death certificate avers he was born June 1 1851, so it is possible both of these twin sons died and the next child, a boy, was given the same name.

I found John L. and family in the 1880 census for Baltimore County, roll 1, 6th district, page 9. Dwelling 114, family 119, was Frederick Hauff (Elizabeth's brother) and his wife Julia and 2 children. Dwelling 15 was Christopher Hauff, her father, and Rose Hauff, her mother, and Fred'k Myer, their grandson. Also in dwelling 115 was John L., wife Elizabeth, son William P and daughter Rose M. The next house had Wm Zeigler and wife and kids, and the next house had Jacob Myers, farmer, with two teenage children.

When Frank Ensor found the tombstone for John Lewis Peppler, it said he died February 7 1928 at the age of "76 years 9 months 6 days." I have read that these tombstones are sometimes inaccurate and I think that is the case here, because this baby was named as two months old when the census taker came in June of 1850.

Again, in the Steltz church book (source of tombstone info) it said he was born June 1, 1851.

Interesting: John L. and family were living in 6th district Balt County at 1900 census, but were communicants regularly at steltz Church beginning in 1873. Elizabeth Peppler (not sure which) was first arrival in Nov 1872. Phillip was communicant in May 4 1873 but not thereafter.

Death dates and age recorded at Stiltz do not compute. Informant was Jennie Allison of New Freedom.

John married *Elizabeth Hauff*, daughter of *Christopher Frederick Hauff* and *Rosana Geltz Felti*, in 1875. Elizabeth was born on 17 Sep 1854 in Baltimore, Maryland 3 5 and died on 31 Dec 1912 in Stiltz Church, at age 58.5 7

Children from this marriage were: + 21 M    i. William Phillip Peppler was born on 16 Aug 1875 in 6th district Baltimore County 8 and died on 9 Feb 1949 in Railroad, at age 73.5 9

William married *Flaura Belle Grim* (b. 4 Mar 1878, d. 2 Sep 1942) on 28 Nov 1897 in Rayville, Maryland.10

+ 22 F    ii. Rosa M. Peppler was born in Dec 1880.11

Rosa married *Charles Ernest Ebaugh*.(b. Abt 1880)

+ 23 F    iii. Louisa Carrie Peppler was born on 29 May 1882 in Baltimore County Maryland 11 and died on 1 Sep 1961 in Baltimore County Maryland, at age 79.12

Louisa married *Edward Bressler Freed* (b. 20 May 1880, d. 2 Sep 1937) on 1 Nov 1903 in Stiltz Church, York PA.5

   24 F    iv. Emma V. Peppler
   25 M    v. Henry F. Peppler was born on 17 Aug 1890 5 and died on 3 Jul 1943 in Harrisburg PA, at age 52.5

General Notes: Henry got his head wedged between some poles and had to spend the rest ofhis life in an isntitution.

   26 M    vi. Chester Peppler was born on 2 Feb 1894 11 and died on 13 May 1899 in Stiltz Cemetery PA, at age 5.
   27 F    vii. Alice Alvistie Peppler was born on 9 Mar 1897 5 and died on 1 Feb 1998, at age 100.

General Notes: Sixth child in a family of seven. When her mother died the responsibility of running the house fell to her - she was 15. Throughout her life, Alice wistfully recalled events at the Peppler farm. She spoke of her favorite pony Billy and of how the front door sill of their home was worn smooth by the passing in and out of so many friends and family.

She and Alan cut short their honeymoon to get home and pick tomatoes on their farm in New Freedom. In a 1922, Alice and Alan came to Mt. Rainier MD, her home till the early 1990s. She sold corsets, encyclopedias, and her home baked goods door-to-door to supplement the familyi income.

When World War II came, Alice and the Ladies Auxiliary of Trinity Lutheran Church made bandages and knitted sweaters.

Alice married *Alan P. Keeny* in 1916. Alan was born about 1895 and died on 30 Mar 1982 in MD, about age 87.    28 F    viii. Lydia Peppler
+ 29 F    ix. Elizabeth Peppler was born on 5 Apr 1900 in Shrewsbury, York, PA 5 and died on 17 Feb 1995 in Brentwood, MD, at age 94.

Elizabeth married *Ernest Lee Rohrbaugh*.(b. 30 Jan 1894, d. Feb 1978)


Ninth Generation (6th Great Grandchildren)


21. William Phillip Peppler (John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 16 Aug 1875 in 6th district Baltimore County 8 and died on 9 Feb 1949 in Railroad, at age 73.5 9

General Notes: "A lifelong resident of Railroad, a member of Bethlehem Reformed."

Married by J. W. Houseman. William and Flora had moved to Shrewsbury by 1900 when parents etc were still in Balt County. Page 24 line 40, e.d. 146: Wm Peppler Aug 1875, Flora Mar 1878, William S. Sept 1898 born PA Lizzie May 1900 PA Died of leukemia at age 72

William married *Flaura Belle Grim*, daughter of *John Wesley Grim* and *Martha V. Hare*, on 28 Nov 1897 in Rayville, Maryland.10 Flaura was born on 4 Mar 1878 in 5th district Baltimore County 8 13 and died on 2 Sep 1942 in Lancaster PA, at age 64.14

Children from this marriage were: + 30 M    i. William Stuart Peppler Sr. was born on 30 Sep 1898 in Bellaire, MD 5 8 and died on 24 Dec 1976 in Glen Rock, PA, at age 78.15

William married *Marie Kessler* (b. 9 Sep 1898, d. 10 Mar 2001) on 17 Aug 1918 in Shrewsbury United Church of Christ.

+ 31 F    ii. Elizabeth May Peppler

Elizabeth married *Charles Harold Reed*.(b. 7 May 1899, d. 24 Dec 1978)

+ 32 F    iii. Martha Ethel Peppler was born on 10 Nov 1904 in New Freedom, York, PA 5 and died on 26 Feb 1994 in Rest Haven, York, PA, at age 89.

Martha married *Carroll Franklin Senior Ensor*.(b. 1 Oct 1904, d. 22 Jun 1974)

   33 F    iv. Alice Leona Peppler was born on 28 Aug 1909 in New Freedom, Shrewsbury, York, PA 5 and died on 18 Jan 1942, at age 32.

Alice married *Earl Clifton Gerbrick*. Earl was born on 16 Mar 1910 and died on 26 Jun 1972, at age 62. 22. Rosa M. Peppler (John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born in Dec 1880.11

Rosa married *Charles Ernest Ebaugh*. Charles was born about 1880 in New Freedom.

Children from this marriage were:    34 M    i. George E. Ebaugh
23. Louisa Carrie Peppler (John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 29 May 1882 in Baltimore County Maryland 11 and died on 1 Sep 1961 in Baltimore County Maryland, at age 79.12

Louisa married *Edward Bressler Freed* on 1 Nov 1903 in Stiltz Church, York PA.5 Edward was born on 20 May 1880 in Stiltz Church, York, Pennsylvania and died on 2 Sep 1937 in Baltimore County Maryland, at age 57.12

Children from this marriage were:    35 F    i. Ellen May Freed
   36 M    ii. William Henry Freed
   37 M    iii. John Lewis Freed
   38 F    iv. Emmie Virginia Freed
   39 M    v. James Clifton Freed
   40 M    vi. George Edward Freed
   41 M    vii. Martin Luther Freed
   42 M    viii. Arthur Freed
   43 F    ix. Carrie Louise Freed
29. Elizabeth Peppler (John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 5 Apr 1900 in Shrewsbury, York, PA 5 and died on 17 Feb 1995 in Brentwood, MD, at age 94.

General Notes: Born the same year as her niece Elizabeth, called "Lizzie May"

Buried by Francis J. Collins Funeral Home

Mary_Grassick@nps.gov

I recently came upon your website (through Ancestry.com) and looked up my grandmother, Elizabeth Peppler (the Elizabeth born in 1900.) If you are interested, I have some additional information:

Grandma's birthday was April 5, 1900 (not the 15th). My grandfather, Ernest Lee Rohrbaugh, was born on January 30, 1894.

They had two sons, John Louis Rohrbaugh, born July 9, 1925 and Roger Lee Rohrbaugh, born York, PA, December 26, 1936 (my dad).

Elizabeth married *Ernest Lee Rohrbaugh*. Ernest was born on 30 Jan 1894 in Shrewsbury, York, PA and died in Feb 1978 in Greenbelt, MD, at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:    44 M    i. John Louis Rohrbaugh was born on 9 Jul 1924 in Washington, DC and died on 21 Mar 1998 in Perry, IL, at age 73.

General Notes: No children

John married *Mary Jane Webel*. + 45 M    ii. Roger Lee Rohrbaugh

Roger married *Sara Kathleen Sisk* on 26 Dec 1959.


Tenth Generation (7th Great Grandchildren)


30. William Stuart Peppler Sr. (William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 30 Sep 1898 in Bellaire, MD 5 8 and died on 24 Dec 1976 in Glen Rock, PA, at age 78.15

General Notes: Though Frank Ensor's baby book said he was born in Bellaire, MD, he was baptised into the Steltz church

He built the first radio in New Freedom

A sewing machine mechanic for many years at Jacobs Brother, Inc., Baltimore, a firm which operated a chain of sewing factories. He held a patent there - he felt they had stolen the benefit of his work. Very nervous chain smoker, his eyes always twitched.

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William married *Marie Kessler*, daughter of *Sylvester Kessler* and *Amanda Markel*, on 17 Aug 1918 in Shrewsbury United Church of Christ. Marie was born on 9 Sep 1898 in Jefferson, PA and died on 10 Mar 2001 in Jacobus, York, PA, at age 102.

Children from this marriage were: + 46 F    i. Helen Louise Peppler

Helen married *Lawrence Shaffer*.

+ 47 F    ii. Florence Irene Peppler was born on 2 Oct 1920 in Seven Valleys and died on 30 Aug 1986, at age 65.

Florence married *Russell Adam Thoman*.(b. 26 May 1916, d. 28 May 1987)

+ 48 M    iii. Wilbur Eugene Peppler was born on 21 Mar 1930 in Shrewsbury Township 5 and died in Dec 1985 in Lancaster PA, at age 55.

Wilbur married *Joanne Seigman*.

   49 F    iv. Pauline Romaine Peppler was born on 7 Feb 1928 in Stiltz Church Shrewsbury York PA 5 and died on 2 Oct 1932 in Stiltz Cemetery PA, at age 4.

General Notes: Pauline died of polio.

+ 50 F    v. Marian Marie Peppler

Marian married *Edwin Brodbeck*.(b. Abt 1928, d. Abt 1975)

+ 51 M    vi. William Stuart Peppler Jr. was born on 14 Jul 1926 in New Freedom, PA 5 and died on 10 Jul 1999 in Huntsville, Alabama, at age 72.

William married *Helen Hodges* (b. 21 Jul 1928, d. 22 Mar 1979) on 10 Jun 1950 in Andover, MA.

31. Elizabeth May Peppler (William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1)

Elizabeth married *Charles Harold Reed*. Charles was born on 7 May 1899 in Fairfield, Adams County, PA and died on 24 Dec 1978 in Hanover PA, at age 79.

Children from this marriage were:    52 M    i. William H. Reed
   53 M    ii. Donald E. Reed
   54 F    iii. Kay E. Reed

32. Martha Ethel Peppler (William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 10 Nov 1904 in New Freedom, York, PA 5 and died on 26 Feb 1994 in Rest Haven, York, PA, at age 89.

Martha married *Carroll Franklin Senior Ensor*. Carroll was born on 1 Oct 1904 in Parkton, MD and died on 22 Jun 1974 in Shrewsbury, York, PA, at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:    55 M    i. Carroll Franklin Ensor
45. Roger Lee Rohrbaugh (Elizabeth Peppler29, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1)

Roger married *Sara Kathleen Sisk*.

Children from this marriage were:    56 F    i. Mary-Kathleen Rohrbaugh Grassick
   57 F    ii. Ellen Irene Rohrbaugh Martin


Eleventh Generation (8th Great Grandchildren)


46. Helen Louise Peppler (William Stuart Sr.30, William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1)

Helen married *Lawrence Shaffer*.

Children from this marriage were:    58 F    i. Caroline Sue Shaffer
   59 F    ii. Judy Marie Shaffer

47. Florence Irene Peppler (William Stuart Sr.30, William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 2 Oct 1920 in Seven Valleys and died on 30 Aug 1986, at age 65.

Florence married *Russell Adam Thoman*. Russell was born on 26 May 1916 and died on 28 May 1987, at age 71.

Children from this marriage were: + 60 F    i. Peggy Ann Thoman

Peggy married *John Luscko*.

+ 61 F    ii. Susan Marie Thoman

Susan married *Stanley Raber*.

48. Wilbur Eugene Peppler (William Stuart Sr.30, William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 21 Mar 1930 in Shrewsbury Township 5 and died in Dec 1985 in Lancaster PA, at age 55.

Wilbur married *Joanne Seigman*.

Children from this marriage were:    62 M    i. Michael S. Peppler
   63 M    ii. Scott S. Peppler
50. Marian Marie Peppler (William Stuart Sr.30, William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1)

Marian married *Edwin Brodbeck*. Edwin was born about 1928 and died about 1975, about age 47.

Children from this marriage were:    64 M    i. Steven Edwin Brodbeck

51. William Stuart Peppler Jr. (William Stuart Sr.30, William Phillip21, John Lewis14, Johann Philip13, Johann Ludwig8, Joh. Friedrich5, Joh. Ludwig4, Joh. Conrad3, Joh. Andreas2, Ludwig1) was born on 14 Jul 1926 in New Freedom, PA 5 and died on 10 Jul 1999 in Huntsville, Alabama, at age 72.

General Notes: Graduated from MIT around 1950 and from the former GLen Rock High in 1943. He served in the Eighth Army in WWII and was woounded in Germany

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William married *Helen Hodges*, daughter of *Charles Bowen Hodges Jr.* and *Marjorie Atlee Mason*, on 10 Jun 1950 in Andover, MA. Helen was born on 21 Jul 1928 in Boston, MA and died on 22 Mar 1979 in Chappaqua, NY, at age 50.

Children from this marriage were: + 65 F    i. Jane Watson Peppler

Jane married *Jonathan Farber* on 20 Jun 1981 in Andover, MA.

   66 M    ii. Matthew Bowen Peppler

Matthew married *Katya Roshdestvenskay*.

+ 67 M    iii. Charles Stuart Peppler

Charles married *Kristin Saplin* on 10 Jul 1994.