Here is a photo taken in about 1910 when Carl Zeissig and Uncle Otto Liipfert visited the United States. Otto and William J. returned the visit at Lunzenau, the Liipfert family home in Saxony, in about 1912. Zeissig was a school teacher in Dresden with whom Eugene Liipfert (my father) (born Winston Salem, North Carolina 1919) corresponded while in high school.
Rosa A. Liipfert
Gertrude Liipfert daughter of Betty and William (Married Landon Hill)
Cora Hamlin Liipfert wife of Frank J. Liipfert, mother of Theo and Francis
Thomas O. Pepper son of Georgianna L. and Thomas R. Pepper; later married Mallie Davis
Betty Liipfert wife of William J. Liipfert and later a Mr. Walker, mother of Gertrude, Bailey and William Jr.
William J. Liipfert, Jr. (b. 1891) later married and lived in Georgia
Theo Liipfert daughter of Cora and Frank J. Liipfert; later married Dr. Horton and married a Jack Taliaferro
Georgianna Liipfert Pepper b. 1864) , wife of Thomas R. Pepper (a tobacco buyer in Winston Salem, NC), mother of Raymond (1890 - 1892), Mary Louise (b. 1892), Blanche E. (b. 1894), Thomas O. (b. 1895) and Francis D. (b. 1898)
Bailey Liipfert son of Betty and William J. Liipfert, married Mary Thomas
Francis J. Liipfert, son of Frank J. Liipfert
Otto E. Liipfert (November 3, 1870 -), cashier in Winston Salem, NC (married Carrie Transou)
Frank Julius Liipfert (July 25, 1866 - ) married Cora Hamlen Liipfert on November 13, 1888, father of Theo (b. 1891)and Francis (b. 1897)
Karl Zeissig (a professor in Dresden) nephew of Franz Julius
Otto Liipfert Germany brother of Franz Julius Liipfert
William J. Liipfert, Sr. (1860- ) married Betty Bailey on January 14, 1890, father of Gertrude (b. 1893), Bailey (b. 1898) and William, Jr (b. 1891); director of sales department of manufacturer in Winston Salem, NC
Thomas R. Pepper, Sr., husband of Georgianna Liipfert, father of Mary Louise, Blanche, Thomas O. and Francis D.
Blanche Elizabeth Pepper daughter of Georgi & Thomas R. Pepper, (Mrs. LouisTaylor)
Mary Louise Pepper, daughter of Georgi & Thomas R. Pepper, married Dr. John A. McClung
Francis D. Pepper, son of Georgi & Thomas R. Pepper, later married Frances Byrd Smith
Missing from the photo:
Another brother of Otto, William, Fanny, Georgia, Frank, and Rosa, Charles (b. December 6, 1874), who was an agent in the tobacco industry and lived in Los Angeles and was a bachelor.
Aunt Fannie Liipfert Sizemore (b. Juluy 28, 1861)-- married Henry L. Sizemore (November 27, 1879)(a merchant in Clarksville) and lived at Clarksville. Mother of
For a Family Tree from 2003, click here. This was done by Klaus Lüpfert in Berlin. There are some minor nits.
But what is clear, is that the common ancestor of the people born Liipferts in the United States all descend from a common ancestor, Franz Julius Lüpfert (1834-1895), who came to the US on the Johanna Elise, landing in New York on May 21, 1853, or his brother. Franz Julius had four sons and three daughters. The sons were William Joseph Liipfert (1860-1911), Frank Julius Liipfert ((1866-1927), Otto Liipfert (1870-1933), and Charles Liipfert (1874-1943).
This collects materials on the Liipfert family heritage.
Most (if not all) of people in the US with the given last name Liipfert descend from Franz Julius Liipfert (1834-1895), who came to the US, arriving in New York on May 21, 1853.
Franz Julius had four sons and three daughters. The sons were William Joseph Liipfert (1860-1911), Frank Julius Liipfert ((1866-1927), Otto Liipfert (1870-1933), and Charles Liipfert (1874-1943).
William Joseph Liipfert had two sons, William Joseph Liipfert II ((1891-1962) and Benjamin Bailey Liipfert (1898- 1911), and a daughter, Gertrude London Hill (1893-1966).
William Joseph Liipfert II had two sons, William Joseph Liipfert III and James Crane Liipfert (1921-1980), and a daughter, Betty Liipfert ().
William Joseph Liipfert III had two sons
James Crane Liipfert
Benjamin Bailey Liipfert had two sons and a daughter
Otto Liipfert had two sons, Otto Liipfert Junior (1914 - 2006 ) and Eugene Transou Liipfert (1918 - 2000).
Eugene T. Liipfert had two sons, John Turney Liipfert (1947 - ) and Christian Eugene Liipfert (1951- )
John T. Liipfert had a daughter, Carrie Anne Liipfert (1970- ), and a son, John Turney Liipfert, Junior (1977- ).
Carrie Anne Liipfert had two sons, John Patrick Caulfield Scanlon (1998 - ) and James Messina ( ).
Christian Eugene Liipfert (that's me) had a daughter, Jocelyn Elizabeth Liipfert (1985- ), and a son, Todd Alexander Liipfert (1989 - ).
Jocelyn Ellizabeth Liipfert (Liipfert-Lam) had one son, Mercer Cole Liipfert-Lam (2018-).
The Liipfert Heritage Book, in German, is here. The English version, translated by Karl Zeissig, is here.