Hi Michael ... I can't remember if we have communicated before or not ... I have several generations going back on the Nipp family in Austria ... here is a undetailed account, but have more if interested:
Alois Johann Nipp and Theresa Buchel Johann Georg Nipp and Anna Marie Vogt Egidius Senjor Nipp and Theresia Wille Egidius Johann Nipp and Anna Maria Brunhart Egidius Nipp and Katherina Gstohl Johann Georg Nipp and Martha Walserin
Alois (a stone mason) and Theresa came over to America with child Karl (Charles) ... being that Karl was born in 1855.
Look forward to hearing from you.Maureen in southern CA