In reply to:
Marion Koch 2/21/04
I have some information about the Piepkow family in Michigan. My husband's grandfather was Gustave Piepkow. He came to this country from Bremen, Germany. Bernhard was the father of Gustave. His mother was Johanna. She was formerly married to a Wilhelm Keister who had died at age of 28 leaving her with two children, Bertha and Albert Keister.
If this is the family that you are looking for. I have a lot more information.