My Great-Great-Grandparents were Charles L.F. Koepke and Fredericka Hendricks.They emigrated to Ashland, Pennsylvania in 1853/57, leaving theirhomelandofPrussiabehind.Theirfirst-bornson (my great grandfather) was John Koepke,born March 14, 1858 in Ashland. The next listing I have for him was his marriage license on November 5, 1882 in Reinbeck, Iowa where he married Annie Peterson.This was the firstindicationthathewasmostlikelytheperson whochangedthe spelling from KOEPKE to KEOPKE.His own signatureon the marriage license used the latter spelling. He and Annie had seven children. Their 5th child (my Grandfather) was William Keopke, born April 22, 1889in Palermo (now Grundy Center), Iowa. William married Emma Emaline Edcar Clary November 28, 1907 in Joplin, Missouri. Their 5th child (my father) was Harry Keopke. Harry was born March 20, 1917 inJoplin,Missouri.HemarriedLethaFernEtter onDecember 16, 1938inMiami, Oklahoma.Lethawasborn September 2, 1921 in Joplin,MissouritoJohnLoganEtterand Annie Viola (McPeak) Etter.