Biography of William Sippel


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WILLIAM SIPPEL, farmer, P. 0. Bremen, was born in Hessen, Germany, in 1844, son of Christian and Aima F. Stppel. He came to Cook County in 1852 with his parents, who located in Orland Township,where his father died in 1881, at the age of seventy three; his mother is living at the age of seventy four. Mr. Sippel enlisted in 1862 in Company F, 100th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and after a service of two years and nine months was discharged for disability. He was married in 1870 to Miss Julia Eilrich, daughter of Frederick W. Eilich. They have seven children - Lizzie C., Benjamin F., Augusta J., Oscar H., Nettie R.. Tillie M.and an infant. They are members of the M. E. German Church. Mr. Sippel graduated at the business college in 1867, and took a theological course at the Wallace College. He was engaged as local preacher for about ten yeaes, connected with the Bremen Quarterly Conference. Mr. Sippel was obliged to give up the work of the ministry on account of the care of his parents, hut has ever been active in Christian labor. He has been superintendent of Sundayschool for a number of years. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1876, which office he still holds, and has served as school trustee for three,and school director for nine, years.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.