Henry Rippe was born in Washington, Will county Illinois, September 27, 1857. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Roetter, In 1881 they moved to Nebraska and located on a farm southwest of Ohiowa where they resided until his death on December 23, 1913. He died after a long illness and a series of operations, aged 56 years, 2 months and 23 days.
To Mr. And Mrs. Rippe were born eleven children, two preceding him in death. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Sophia Rippe and Mrs. Mary Pfingston, seven sons, Will, Frank, John, Henry, August, Theodore, and Emil Rippe; three sisters, Mrs. William Meyers Sr., Mrs. H. Kappmeier Sr. And Mrs Thomas Jicha; two brothers Lew and Ernest Rippe and ten grandchildren.
The funeral services were held by Rev. G. Klatt in the South German church December 27, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of that church in a vault constructed by F. Eppler.