Henry Gipper was born in
Germany, Feb. 20, 1846. He served in the war between
France and Prussia, as a cavalry man with the Hessians.
In 1871 he emigrated to America, and settled at once in
Clayton Couty, Ia. He purchased a farm of eighty acres in
Sperry Township, which he now has under good cultivation
and abundantly stocked. He was married to Martha Falkner
in Germany. They had three children. She died in 1878 and
he was married the second time in 1879, to Mary Portez,
by whom he has two children. In politics Mr. Gipper is a
Republican, and in religious views a Lutheran.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1095
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