As I said, these are lines I'm just beginning to really research.Not my lines . . . my husband's family, actually his mother's family.
Really strange though . . . because my grandmother was Dora Ellen PIPER . . . and this surname got changed to PIFER during a census, misspelled.Part of the family used Piper, the other part used Pifer.
I just wonder if Pieper was the original spelling and somewhere "along the line", the "e" was dropped . . . ???
Have you heard/seen any info regardin this . . . ???