Herman Riepe

28 February 1868–15 January 1949 (Age 80)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Herman

When Herman Riepe was born on 28 February 1868, in Iowa, United States, his father, Herman Riepe, was 44 and his mother, Maria Elisabeth Tackenberg, was 34. He married Lena Siekman on 15 February 1893, in Kingston, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Benton Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Canaan Township, Henry, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 January 1949, at the age of 80, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman Riepe
Lena Siekman
Marriage: 15 February 1893
Ernest Albert Riepe
Guy Frank Riepe
Raymond Ellsworth Riepe

Spouse and Children

15 February 1893
Kingston, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


    Ernest Albert Riepe


    Guy Frank Riepe


    Raymond Ellsworth Riepe


Parents and Siblings

    Herman Riepe


    Maria Elisabeth Tackenberg




    Jacob H. Riepe



    Lewis H. Riepe


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German:1. from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ribbert, Rippert (a compound of rīc ‘power(ful)’ + berht ‘bright’). 2. habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Herman A Riepe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herman Riepe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herman Reipe in household of Herman Reipe, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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