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Hepp, Frank C.

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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