Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County " by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 159, submitted by Judy.
Frank C. Hepp is a native of Germany, born August 24, 1830, the
fourth of eight children of Lois and Henrietta (Schmitt) Hepp both
natives of Germany . The father came to America in 1847, locating at
Newburgh , this county, where he passed the remainder of his days, his
death occurring in 1860. The mother died December 27, 1884 , at Newburgh
. Our subject was well educated in Germany , a country famous for its
schools and scholars, and after being in this county about one year he
came to Boonville and learned the wagon-maker's trade, which he followed
thirteen years. He then clerked in a store at Boonville tow years, and
in the meantime had studied for the ministry. In 1861 he began his
ministerial labors, locating where called by his church---the Methodist.
In 1864 he was forced to abandon this agreeable occupation, owing to
failing health. He retired for a time from active pursuits, but in 181
engaged in general merchandising and is yet thus employed. He has built
up a fine trade, and is one of the most prominent of the German
residents. April 24, 1852, he was united in marriage with Caroline Veck,
of this county, by whom he is the father of six children, three now
living: Louisa (wife of William Roth), John F. and Charles L. Mr. Hepp
is a member of the A.O.U.W. He is a Republican and he and wife have been
life-long members of the Methodist Church . He still discharges
ministerial duties in the absence of the regular pastor.
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