Biographical Sketch of
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
POMPEIUS PHILIPPI, farmer, P.O., Beardstown; was born in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 29, 1806; son of John A. and Louisa Philippi, also natives of Hamburg, Germany; he, a watchmaker and engineer, born in 1774, and died March 1831; she, born in 1780, died here in 1845; they had seven children. Pompeius received a good education, having attended school in his native country eleven years, and began life as a civil engineer, in his native city. He came here in the year 1834, and has since devoted his attention to farming. He was married near Hamburg, Germany, April 6, 1834, to Carlena L. Richelmann, and from this union ten chidren have been born: Louisa, Anna, Bertha (deceased), Victor J., Amelia (deceased), Herman J., Charles A. (deceased), Bertha, Amelia, and Paul Pompeius. Mr. Philippi is a supporter of the Republican party.
(page 320, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)