John and Louis Pieper are seen with their families in the 1880 federal census for Rensselaer Co., NY (see below).My grandfather, James Taylor Richards (b. 1892 Wellington, Sumner Co. KS) attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1915, before conducting graduate studies in geology at the Univ. Chicago.In 1916, he married Adah May Pieper(b. 1892 Troy, Rensselaer Co.NY).I suspectthat she may be a child of William Pieper (son ofLouis; see below) and would like to know if anyone knows about these two Pieper families seen in the 1880 census?Thanks for your help!
Joe Crim Athens GA
Census Place Lansingburgh, Rensselaer, New York Family History Library Film 1254921 NA Film Number T9-0921 Page Number 64B John PIEPER Self M Male W 55 GER Blacksmith GER GER Grace PIEPER Wife M Female W 60 GER Keeping House GER GER Mary PIEPER Dau S Female W 23 GER At Home GER GER Josephine PIEPER Dau S Female W 18 GER At Home GER GER Elizabeth PIEPER Dau S Female W 16 NY At Home GER GER
Census Place 2nd Ward, Troy, Rensselaer, New York Family History Library Film 1254920 NA Film Number T9-0920 Page Number 86C Louis PIEPER Self M Male W 54 GERMANY Grocery GERMANY GERMANY Henrietta PIEPER Wife M Female W 43 GERMANY Keeping House GERMANY GERMANY William PIEPER Son S Male W 21 NY Butcher GERMANY GERMANY Ernst PIEPER Son S Male W 16 NY Clerk In Store GERMANY GERMANY Henrietta PIEPER Dau S Female W 14 NY GERMANY GERMANY Alvina PIEPER Dau S Female W 11 NY At School GERMANY GERMANY Charles PIEPER Son S Male W 9 NY At School GERMANY GERMANY Lena PIEPER Dau S Female W 6M NY GERMANY GERMANY