William Kipp is the proprietor of Enterprise Dairy in New Haven. This he has developed from a small beginning, his well defined business principles and unabating energy constituting the foundation of his growing success. He was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 15, 1875, and is a son of John and Christina (Hoegen) Kipp, both of whom were also natives of the same province in which occurred the birth of their son William, and there they have spent their entire lives. The father has been a well known and prosperous farmer and is still living at an advanced age, but the mother passed away in 1915. Their family numbered five sons and one daughter.
William Kipp, who was the second in order of birth, attended school in Germany until he reached the age of fourteen years and then crossed the Atlantic to America, coming alone to this country. He made his way direct to New Haven and entered the employ of his uncle, who was a well known grocer on Dixwell avenue. There he was employed for thirteen years and in the meantime he carefully saved his earnings, being ambitious to engage in business on his own account. At length he felt that his experience and his capital justified the step and on the 1st of February, 1898, he established a small dairy business with a capacity of one hundred and forty quarts of milk per day. From that modest beginning he has steadily developed the business, adding increased facilities from time to time and enlarging his quarters in order to meet the growing demands of his trade. Today he has an extensive and modern sanitary plant and utilizes thirty-two hundred quarts of milk daily, a fact which shows that his business has increased more than twenty-fold.
On the 23d of June, 1897, Mr. Kipp was united in marriage to Miss Anna Magg, of New Haven, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus Magg, of New Haven. They have three children: William H., who was born in New Haven in July, 1898; Anna, born in 1903; and Fred, born in 1908. All are attending school.
In politics Mr. Kipp maintains
an independent course. Fraternally he is well known, having taken the degree
of lodge, chapter and council in Masonry, also becoming a member of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Knights of Pythias and is likewise
identified with a Germany singing society. He has never has occasion to
regret his determination to come to the new world, for here he has found
the business opportunities which he sought and in their utilization he
has worked his way steadily upward. He owns his home property and plant
at No. 197 Chatham street and has a fine auto truck delivery. His business
is the expression of well defined energy and perseverance and as the years
have gone on he has made steady progress in his chosen field of labor.
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