Welcome to all Rehkopf researchers!
My gr-gr-grandparents, Christian and Caroline Rehkopf, immigrated to the U. S. from Germany in the early 1850's, and had settled in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee by 1854.Caroline was born abt. 1805 in Edesheim, Kingdom of Hannover, Germany, and died 30 March 1877 in Memphis.She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis.Christian, a cabinet maker, was born 4 September 1803 in Edesheim, Kingdom of Hannover, and died 20 October 1883 in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas.
Their children were:
Caroline Rehkopf, born abt. 1831 in Germany, married William Miller on 31 May 1854, Shelby Co., Tennessee, died before 1880.
Henry Christian Rehkopf, born 2 June 1835 in Germany, married Caroline Mueller on 5 April 1860 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. Moved to Arkansas, later settled in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, where he died 9 December 1903.
Augustus Christian Rehkopf, born 17 July 1837 in Germany, married Louisa Siemon on 11 October 1860 in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, died 20 January 1905 in Pierceville, Van Buren, Iowa.
Ernest Rehkopf, born May 1838 in Germany, married Anna Sicch on 23 July 1861 in McCracken County, Kentucky. Enumerated in the 1880 and 1900 U. S. Census in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky.
Ferdinand E. Rehkopf, born abt. 1840 in Germany, was married; spouse unknown at this time.Died of Yellow Fever on 22 August 1879 in Memphis; buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Christian Rehkopf, born abt. 1843 in Germany, married Louise ?, died 6 February 1877, Memphis; buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Was survived by a son, Christian, who was born 10 October 1871 in Tennessee.
Frederick Rehkopf (m/1 Christina ?; m/2 Emma Minerva Wipper, abt. 1879). Frederick, my great-grandfather, was a harnessmaker in Memphis for many years.He was born January 1846 in Germany, and died 23 September 1904 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Children: Eleanor (Henniger), Caroline, Frederick, Bessie (Barker), Emma Irene (Daniel).
I would be happy to share information with others who have an interest in this family.
Judy (Barker) Tanner