Unknown Riepe Farm, Belm, Osnabruck, Prussia
JOHANN HEINRICH RIEPE (#3003), Germany
Harry Urias Riepe, Sr. (#866), Mt. Peru Farm, MD
Home of Anna Maria [Riepe] Roedel Breuer (#312), MO
Home of Reuben Riepe (#888), IL
Urias Riepe, Jr. (#866)
Mt. Peru Farm, Bradshaw, Baltimore Co., MD
Mt. Peru was the
home of my great-uncle,
Harry Urias Riepe, Jr. (#866),
and his wife,
[Wheildon] Riepe (#873). I spent a good 20 years in the horse
world - riding, showing, foxhunting, teaching lessons, and
managing a boarding stable - and it was, here, at Mt. Peru,
that Uncle Harry taught me to ride as a young child. Every 4th
of July, the Riepe clan gathered for food and fun on "the
farm". While the "grown-ups" reminisced,
the older boys would hitch old Lady, the pony, up to the pony
cart and take us younger kids for rides . . of course,
being boys, they used to think it was great fun to turn a sharp
corner somewhere, tip the cart over, and have us all spill out.
We all thought it was great fun too, and now, years later, I am
amazed that none of us was ever hurt!
Mt. Peru was
built in 1851. When Uncle Harry and Aunt Marion purchased
it in 1940, the house had no electricity, no plumbing, and no
furnace - the only heat was from pot-bellied stoves. As
you can see from the pictures, Uncle Harry and Aunt Marion had
their work cut out for them, and, over the years, they
transformed Mt. Peru into a lovely estate.
Unfortunately, Uncle Harry was killed in this home in 1983, the
victim of a robbery. Today, Mt. Peru is owned, lived in,
maintained, and loved, by Uncle Harry and Aunt Marion's eldest
grandson and his family.
Peru, circa 1940 (rear)
Peru, circa 1950 (rear)
Peru, circa 1940 (front)
Above photos contributed by Anne
Stewart Riepe (#862)
The following 3 photos of
Mt. Peru are from the Baltimore County Public Library Photo Archives.
Houses, Pumps - Bradshaw Mt. Peru in Bradshaw, which was built in
1851 by Robert Taylor. Photo shows the stone springhouse on
the estate when owned in 1976 by Harry U. Riepe. Mr. Riepe
was murdered at the estate by an intruder in the 1980s.
c.1976; Photographer: G.W. Fielding
Peru in Bradshaw, which was built in 1851 by Robert Taylor. Photo
shows the two-story wooden house, surmounted with a hospitality
view of the two-story wooden house known as Mt. Peru in Bradshaw.
BCPL photos contributed by