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Wipper, Herman
LAST: Wipper FIRST: Herman MID: 
BORN: 1 Jan 1856 DIED: 11 Jul 1934 BURIED: 14 Jul 1934
BIRTH PLACE:  Jericho, Germany
DEATH PLACE: Turner, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1934) #475 – Herman Wipper, male, married (Alice Wipper), farmer, b. 1 Jan 1856 in Jericho, Germany, d. 11 Jul 1934 in Turner, Oregon at the age of 78 y’s 6 m’s 10 d’s, names of parents not given, interment 14 Jul Turner, undertaker Clough-Barrick, informant Mrs. A. Wipper of Turner.
MARRIAGE – “Herman Wipper, over 28 & Alice C. Barnett, over 19, m 2 Jan 1887 at house of John J. Barnett by W.T. Van Scoy, M.G. Aff: James Robertson. Wit: W.R. Robins and James Mothorn #3310 pg 334”.
1900 OR CENSUS - Herman Wipper, age 44, occupation farmer, b. Jan 1856 in Germany, year of immigration 1879, is enumerated with his wife of 13 years, Alice, age 34, mother of 6 children 5 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Jul 1866 in Iowa, along with Ida, age 12, b. Nov 1887 in Oregon, Lena, age 9, b. Sep 1890 in Oregon, Winnie, age 8, b. July 1892 in Oregon, Bell, age 5, b. Apr 1895 in Oregon, and Marie, age 11 months, b. Jun 1899 in Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Herman Wipper, age 73, married at age 30, occupation farmer, b. Germany, year of immigration 1870, is enumerated with wife Alice, age 63, married at age 20, b. Iowa, along with Ira B., age 25, occupation farmer, b. Oregon, and Karl B., age 23, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY – 1900 census gives year of immigration as 1879, biographical sketch gives year of immigration as 1869, and 1930 census gives year of immigration as 1870. 

One of the most progressive and successful farmers of Marion County, as well as one of its most highly respected citizens, is Herman Wipper, whose fine farm, near Turner, stands in indisputable evidence of his industry and sound judgment. Mr. Wipper is a native of Germany, born on the 1st of January 1856. He was orphaned at an early age, his father dying when he was but a baby and his mother passing away when he was 10 years of age. He was reared by relatives and secured a good education in the schools of his native land, also attending school two years after coming to the United States. He reached this country in 1869, when but 13 years of age, having accompanied an aunt, who located in Saginaw, Michigan. He was employed in sawmills there until 1877, when he came to Marion County, Oregon, and, locating in Salem, went to work on the farm of Thomas Cross, who was one of the pioneers of this section of the valley, and with whom he remained about a year. He worked on various farms in this section and then leased a farm near Salem, which he operated for several years.
In 1889, Mr. Wipper went to Eastern Oregon and bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Gillam County, to which he later added eighty acres. He devoted himself to the operation of that place about seven years, when he sold out and returned to Marion County. Soon afterward, he bought three hundred and thirty-five acres of partly cleared land near Turner and here established his permanent home. He slashed and cleared off one hundred and thirty acres of the land and built a good house, barn, and sheep houses, and also a large prune drier. During the years he has made many other substantial improvements, developing one of the best farms in this section of the Willamette Valley. His principal crops are hay, grain, clover, and prunes, and he keeps about one hundred head of Shropshire ewes and fifty head of Angora goats for keeping down the brush and weeds on the land. He devoted himself untiringly to the building up of the splendid homestead and has a very comfortable and attractive home.
On January 2, 1887, Mr. Wipper was united in marriage to Miss Alice Barnett, who was born in Jasper County, Iowa, and is a daughter of John J. and Temperance (Pearce) Barnett, the former of whom was born in New York State September 24, 1828, and the latter in Indiana March 5, 1843. Mrs. Wipper’s maternal grandfather, Ira Pearce, who was a native of Ohio, came to Oregon in 1864, crossing the plains with horse teams and covered wagons. He had stopped one year at Boise, Idaho, where he helped to build the first house in the town, and on his arrival in this state he settled near Salem. Later he moved to Polk County, where he bought a farm, on which he lived for a time, and then, selling that place, came to Marion County and bought one hundred and sixty acres near Turner. He lived there many years and then sold the place and moved to Turner, where he spent his remaining years, his death occurring in 1900. His wife died in 1915. John J. Barnett was educated in the schools of his native state, after which he worked on the home farm for a while, and then went to Iowa in the late ‘50s and bought a farm in Jasper County. He remained there until 1877, when he came to Marion County, Oregon, and buying a small place at Turner, retired and lived there until his death, which occurred in April 1912. In 1861, in Iowa, Mr. Barnett was married to Miss Temperance Pearce, who survived him a number of years, passing away in May 1925. To them were born thirteen children, namely: Ira J. and Eunice, deceased; Alice, Mrs. Wipper; Belle, deceased; Lena; Putnam; Edwina, deceased; Henry and Harry, twins; George, deceased; Lulu; Willie, deceased; and Frankie.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wipper have been born nine children, as follows: Ida, who is the wife of Frank Lyle and the mother of two children, Elaine and Jean; Lena, who was first married to Charles H. Ball, to which union was born a daughter, Alice, and is now the wife of Arthur Birmingham; Edwinna, who married H.M. Weishaar and lives at Medford; Mrs. Belle Palmer; Mary, who is the wife of L.C. Ball and the mother of three children, Elton, Keith, and Robert; Fannie, who is engaged in business in Portland; Ben and Karl, who are at home; and Herman, deceased. All of the children were born in this state and received good educations. The two eldest daughters taught school prior to their marriage. Mr. Wipper has shown an effective interest in the progress and development of his locality; having served for thirty years as a member of the school board, and for the past six years has served as road supervisor. His farm is maintained in the best of condition, being fenced and cross-fenced with woven wire, and contains an abundance of good spring water and plenty of timber for fuel and fence posts. The home commands a splendid view of the Willamette Valley and the general appearance of the place indicates the owner to be a man of excellent taste and good judgment. Throughout the community, Mr. Wipper is held in the highest regard because of his sterling character and genial disposition.
Clark, Robert Carlton. History of the Willamette Valley, Oregon 
PHOTOGRAPH: Barnett Family, circa 1887, shown courtesy of Barbara J. Collins:
Back Row L to R: Lena Barnett Robertson, Mary Eunice Barnett Whitehead, Herman Wipper, Alice Selina Wipper, Edwina Barnett. 
Middle Row L to R: John Justus Barnett holding George Barnett, Temerance Barnett holding infant who died young, Tempie Belle Barnett.
Front Row L to R: Putman Barnett, Lulu Barnett Chapman.
Boys to the far left are twins Henry and Harry Barnett.
PHOTOGRAPH: Wipper Family, 1918, shown courtesy of Barbara J. Collins: 
Back Row L to R: Fannie Temperance (Eyestone), Ida Marie (Lyle), Ira Benjamin, Vera Edwina (Weishaar), Lena Eunice (Ball; Birmingham).
Front Row L to R: Mary Agnes (Ball), Alice Selina, Karl Barnett, Herman Wipper, Elva Belle (Mullen).
Herman Wipper, at the residence, R.F.D., Turner, at the age of 78 years, July 11. Survived by the widow, Mrs. Alice Wipper at home; six daughters, Mrs. Ida M. Lyle of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Lena Birmingham, of Silver City, Idaho, Mrs. Winnie Weismar of Medford, Oregon, Mrs. Belle Mullin of San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Mary Ball of Turner, Oregon, Fannie Wipper of Portland; two sons, Ben and Carl B. Wipper of Turner; seven grandchildren. Funeral announcements later by Clough-Barrick.
Oregon Statesman 12 Jul 1934 5:2
1856 – 1934
(shares marker with Alice)
OSBH DC (Marion County 1934) #475 
Marriage Records of Marion County Oregon, 1884-1888, Vol. V, pg 30
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Turner, ED 141, sheet 7B)
1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Turner, ED 85, sheet 3B)
Barbara J. Collins
Clark, Robert Carlton. History of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago 1927. Vol. 2, pp 510-512
OS 12 Jul 1934 5:2
SPACE: 3-1-1  

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