GIPE, JEREMIAH E., farmer, was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa., January 6, 1872; son of Peter and Caroline (Brown) Gipe. His paternal grandparents were both natives of Dauphin county, and both died in this county, the grandfather aged eighty-four years.
Peter Gipe, father of Jeremiah E., was born in Derry township, in 1823. He learned shoemaking in his youth and followed that calling for many years. Later in life he was engaged in farming. His wife, Caroline, daughter of Christian Brown, was born in Derry township, in December, 1829. Five of their ten children are living: Henry; Cyrus; Mary, wife of Levi Curry; Samuel, and Jeremiah. Mr. Peter Gipe is still farming, and is strong and active at the ripe age of seventy-five. His wife still enjoys life at the age of sixty-nine, In his political views Mr. Gipe is a good, solid Democrat. He belongs to the United Brethren church, and his wife is a faithful member of the Dunkard church.
Jeremiah E. Gipe attended the township schools and industriously used the means to secure an education. After school days were ended he remained on the farm and assisted his father in its work. Mr. Gipe was married, December 12, 1892, to Miss Alice, daughter of Elias and Sarah (Wolf) Buck. They have one daughter, Annie E. Since 1892 Mr. Gipe has been continuously and diligently engaged in cultivating the home farm, and has been successful. He is up with the times and is a progressive and enterprising farmer.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 24 Mar 2001
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