Jacob J. Lepper Sr.

23 October 1810–16 October 1868 (Age 58)
Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Jacob J.

When Jacob J. Lepper Sr. was born on 23 October 1810, in Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Johannes ( John) Lepper, was 45 and his mother, Mary Prime, was 29. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Lucia Walrod. He lived in De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 16 October 1868, in Elvira, Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Elvira, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Jacob J. Lepper Sr.
Lucia Walrod
Mary Lepper
Harriet C. Lepper
Ann Leah Lepper
Jacob John Lepper Jr.

Spouse and Children



    Mary Lepper


    Ann Leah Lepper


    Harriet C. Lepper



Parents and Siblings

    Johannes ( John) Lepper







    Betsy Lepper


    Mary Lepper




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German lappe ‘rag’, ‘cloth’, apparently denoting a cobbler.2 German: habitational name for someone from Lepp .3 English: nickname for a person with leprosy, Middle English lepre ‘leper’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Lepper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob J Leffer in entry for Harriett Mescher, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jacob J. Lepper, "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865"

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