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Kipping, A. F.

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Kipping, A. F.
March 16, 2007 02:51PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Carroll Co.

A. F. KIPPING, a native of Saxony, Germany, was born June 11, 1835, and is
a son of Abraham and Christiana Kipping. He emigrated from Germany to
Carrollton, Ky., in 1849. His father was a carpenter, now deceased. His
mother died in 1862. A. F. Kipping was educated in the old country, and
at the age of fourteen he immigrated to the United States, and began to
learn the cabinet-maker's trade under his uncle, F. M. Geier, serving an
apprenticeship of seven years. July 14, 1861, he enlisted in Thirteenth
Regiment, Company I, Kentucky Union Volunteers, and was mustered out as
corporal, July 14, 1862. He was wounded in the knee at the battle of
Shiloh. He returned to Carrollton in 1863, where he has since been in
business. He was a partner of C. N. Stringfellow for twenty-two years,
but in 1884 engaged in undertaking, carpentering and contracting for
himself. November 17, 1863, he married Miss Julianna Kraut, a native of
Germany, and has six children, viz: Mary Anna, John Henry, William F.,
Carrie G., Charles T. and Oscar G. Mr. Kipping is a Mason, a member of
the I.O.O.F. and a Good Templar. He is at present coroner of the county,
is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Republican.
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