Did this family immigrate to Minnesota?I find such a family in 3 different US and MN Territorial census records.
Perhaps this is your STIPPEL (note the spelling difference) family arriving from Bohemia?
Arrival Date: 13 May 1874 Race: Bohemian Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Ship Name: Hermann Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland Last Residence: Bohemia Birthplace: Bohemia
Mathias age 35 Josefa age 36 Franz age 8 Johanne age 4
Unfortunately manifest from that era do not give towns/villages.
FYI At the time of their emigration Austria was part of the Habsburg Empire aka Austria-Hungary and included all or part of the modern countries of Austria, Hungary, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia....
Germans were the most widely dispersed ethnic group in that old Empire.
But after WW I Bohemia along with Moravia became the Czech part of Czechoslovakia, then in 1990s Czech became an independent country.
So perhaps you want to post to the Czech boards.
Having live in MN for several years I know that many in that SW part of MN originated in Bohemia.
Also census records indicated that Frank (Franz) became a US Citizen around 1907.And there is a chance that the actual town/village where he was born may be listed on his Declaration or Petition.
The Minnesota Iron Range Research Center may have his papers.You will find their link at
As you can see the name may have been changed a bit in US records But if you go to Family Search you will find MN records for STIPPEL including a MN death record for John STIPPEL Robert Jerin Croatian Heritage Museum Cleveland Ohio