Peter PIPER was born in 1770 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of
Johann Adam PFEIFFER and Verena Elizabeth ZOLLINGER. Both his
mother and father's families were of German ancestry. His full name was
Johann Peter PIPER, but he was called "Peter". Peter PIPER married
Catherine CARNS, daughter of Nicholas CARNES, in 1794. They had 13
children, all born in Pennsylvania. Little is known about the children, except for
William PIPER, the seventh child, and George PIPER, the ninth child.
Records do indicate that Peter PIPER was a farmer, though we don't
know if he grew and pickled peppers.
The children of Peter PIPER and Catherine (CARNS) PIPER were:
George PIPER, son of Johann Peter PIPER and Catherine CARNS,
m. Margaret HOWARD. Margaret HOWARD was the daughter of
Henry HOWARD. They had eight children. Three of these children died within
a month of each other in the Spring of 1842. Of the remaining five children,
only one, David PIPER, is known to have had children.
George PIPER spent most of his life in Pennsylvania. His first child was
born in Westmoreland County. The next two were born in Somerset County, and the
rest were born in Indiana County. George PIPER moved to Lyons, Rice Co., KS
around 1882 with his wife and four surviving daughters.
Margaret (HOWARD) PIPER died there in 1884. George PIPER died
there in 1888.
The children of George PIPER and Margaret (HOWARD) PIPER were:
- John PIPER b. 1795
- Polly PIPER b. 1796
- Joseph PIPER b. 1798
- Samuel PIPER b. 1800
- Josephine PIPER b. 1801
- Catherine PIPER b. 1802
- William PIPER b. 1805, m. Polly BEAM
- Daniel PIPER b. 1807
- George PIPER b. 1809, m. Margaret HOWARD
- Jacob PIPER b. 1810
- Elizabeth PIPER b. 1812
- David PIPER b. 1813
- Jonathan PIPER b. 1817
Elizabeth "Lizzie" PIPER, b. 1833,
m. J. S. STEFFY, 1872.
- Catharine PIPER, b. 1835, d. 1842
- Alen PIPER, b. 1838, d. 1842
- Jonathan PIPER, b. 1841, d. 1842
- Sarah "Sallie" PIPER, b. 1843, m. Myron LOOP.
- David PIPER, b. 1845, m.
Rebecca RIDDLE, 1871.
- Harriet "Maggie" PIPER, b. 1848
- Eleanor PIPER, b. 1850, m. Charles BLAZIER, 1890.