Michael James Pepin

1786–1872 (Age 86)
Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life of Michael James

When Michael James Pepin was born in 1786, his father, Charles Pépin dit Lachance, was 18 and his mother, Marie Josephte Isoire, was 25. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Hannah Strawn. He lived in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 15 July 1872, in Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in New Oregon Cemetery, Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States.

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Michael James Pepin
Hannah Strawn
Parmelia Pepin
Joab Pippin
Sylvenus A. Pepin
Julia Pepin
Rachel Pepin
Abner Sylvester Pepin
Charles M Pepin
Francis J Pepin

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Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Pépin dit Lachance


  • Marie Josephte Isoire




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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

French (Pépin) and English: from the Old French personal name Pepis, oblique case Pepin (introduced to Britain by the Normans). Of uncertain origin, it was borne by several Frankish kings, most notably Pepin le Bref, father of Charlemagne, and remained popular throughout the early Middle Ages. Reaney and Wilson suggest that late-formed examples of the English surname may alternatively be from Old French pepin, pipin ‘seed of a fruit’, and thus a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or grower of fruit trees. This surname is also established in northwest Germany, around Cologne.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Michel J Pepin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M J Pepin in entry for Charles M Pepin, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Michael J Pippin in entry for Francis J Pippin, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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