This family group may have come from Besancon, France about 1834 leaving from Harve and arriving in New York.
Joseph, Anna and children Josephine, Virginia, Francis, Daniel, Louis and Ferdinand composed the family.
They were located in Allen Co., IN by 1850 census in Washington and St. Joseph townships.
Louis, age 3 when arriving in US, married Mary Petregney in 1856 in Allen Co., IN.
There is a copy of Louis Pepe's account book in the Fort Wayne Library.It is a very interesting record of family births, deaths, and marriages, plus an accounting of purchases by Louis from 1860 to 1888.
Other names that link with the Pepe family are:
Guiff, Haifley, Thimlar, Sarasien, Gladiux, Kell, Martin, Dodane, Momper and Mourey.