Piper, Aaron J., Middlebury, was born in Salisbury, Addison county, Vt., on March 24, 1839. His parents were John and Philena (Hire) Piper. He was educated in the common schools, and brought up to farming. He was thrown upon his own resources at an early age, and enlisted under the first call for 75,000 men,
A large proportion of Racine County’s substantial citizens have been of German birth or of German descent, and the enterprise and efficiency which have characterized that country have been manifest in these sons of the fatherland who have sought to enjoy the opportunities of the new world. Such was the record of Augustus Piper, a
J. F. Piper, firm of Blanchard & Piper, general merchandise, is a native of Franklin County, Penn. In 1865, he came to Wayne County, Ohio; in 1877, came to Tekamah, clerked for John F. Kessler about four years in Tekamah and Lyons. In August, 1881, he, with Mr. Blanchard, bought out Mr. Kessler, and have
Henry H. Piper, son of Henry C., married Laura W., daughter of Rec George M. and Persis F. (Weeks) Rice, has one child and resides on road 12. He was appointed delegate to the Exposition of New Orleans for 1884, by the Bureau of Education at Washington.
Solomon Piper, great-grandson of Nathaniel, who came from England, and settled in Ipswich, Mass., was a soldier in the Revolution, and a native of Concord, Mass. He married Susannah Pratt, of Greenwich, Mass., and reared a family of twelve children, only one of whom is now living His son, Rufus, married Anna Gowing, of Dublin,
John Piper, now living a retired life in Freeport, was born Feb. 7, 1832, in Washington county, Maryland, at the place where, thirty years later, the great battle of Antietam was fought. His parents were Jacob and Anna (Kitzmiller) Piper, both of Washington county, and his grandfather, Daniel Piper, was born February 4, 1780, and