This site tracks the lines and families of Riepes who
immigrated from Prussia/Germany and settled in the U.S. Individuals
who carry the Riepe surname by birth or marriage are included. Female Riepe children are included, along with their spouses and in-laws,
however, their children are not. I have to draw the line somewhere, so
only the lines of Riepe men are extended.
** Please note that all known immigrants are designated by their names being in ALL
was recently contacted by John Peterson, a fellow
genealogy researcher, regarding the Riepe-Peterson
men's clothing store in Burlington, IA.
Approximately 10 years ago, I was sent information
that this store was owned by
[Riepe] Peterson (#2194) and her
George Peterson (#2195). John
Peterson is descended from the same Peterson
family as Leslie, and while doing family research,
John ran across this website and the information
on the Riepe-Peterson store. He knew nothing
of Iva and Leslie having owned this store, and
neither did anyone in his family! John
contacted me and thus began a search for the
truth. John discovered that the store
was actually owned by
Walter Herbert Riepe (#1385) and a friend,
Walter O. Peterson - of no relation to Leslie and
John's Peterson family. John was able to
speak with Walter O. Peterson's son, Walter L.
Peterson, who confirmed this information.
It's hard to believe this incorrect ownership
information sat on this site for almost 10 years
and no one questioned it until now! Many
thanks, John, for researching this and getting the