Heinrich Christian Reipke/Rapke was born in 1798, lived in Gifhorn, Hannover, Germany.Married Helene (Lena) who was born in 1813. Their children Carl Heinrich born 21 April 1837; Dora born 3 June 1840; Caroline(who stayed in Germany, was adopted & married ??Grottowa); Magdalena also stayed in Germany, was adopted & married ?? Kasselbuth; & Frederick born 19 January 1847.They came to the US 1851 or 1852.Their son John was born 25 December 1853.
The family ended up in Minnesota.Is anyone researching this family.If so I would like to hear from you.