When Susan Agnes Kemper was born on 8 November 1830, in Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Nimrod Kemper, was 41 and her mother, Lucy Anderson Searcy, was 24. She married John James Searcy on 21 December 1854, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 8 May 1920, in Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States.
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp 1.
North German: occupational name for an official calibrator who marked the correct weight and measures for verification, from Middle Low German kempen.
German and possibly also Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of the twelve places called Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.