Joseph S. Ruppenkamp

27 April 1830–10 July 1900 (Age 70)
Hannover, Hannover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Joseph S.

When Joseph S. Ruppenkamp was born on 27 April 1830, in Hannover, Hannover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Mr. Ruppenkamp, was 31 and his mother, Mrs. Ruppenkamp, was 22. He married Mary Ann Mellecker on 27 April 1857, in Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Liberty Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 10 July 1900, in Riverside Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hills, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph S. Ruppenkamp
Catherine Gulling Jenn
Marriage: 5 June 1865
Louis Ruppenkamp
Frances Louise Ruppenkamp
Albert Ruppenkamp
Edward Frank Ruppenkamp
Josephine M Ruppenkamp
Eugene Henry Ruppenkamp
Frank Ruppenkamp
Caroline Amelia Ruppenkamp
Emily Ruppenkamp
Cecelia L. Ruppenkamp
William George Ruppenkamp

Spouse and Children

5 June 1865
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States


    Louis Ruppenkamp



    Albert Ruppenkamp


    Edward Frank Ruppenkamp



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Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Ruppenkamp


    Mrs. Ruppenkamp




World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

Iowa is the 29th state.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 22

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ruppencamp, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Joseph Rupenkamp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Ruppenkamp, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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