When Nicholas Lape Sr. was born on 4 March 1783, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Johann Lape, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Conrad, was 29. He married Anna Maria Polly Longbrake on 6 December 1808, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 March 1835, in Clearcreek Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Fairfield, Ohio, United States.
Americanized form of German Lapp .