im a grt grt grandaughter of charles schnepper (originally schneppe in germany!)b. 1863, s/o gotfried from baden province germany & margaretha ruppert from mernes spessart bavaria province germany- charles m. caroline kimpling, d/o jacob kimpling from richland county illinois & rosalia weidner, d/o (johann) adam wedner & magdalene ziegler, both of germany.
charles father gotfried came to the us in 1853 or 54 from a port in havre bound to new orleans, on the ship 'richard morse', this being the only immigration shown for a man of such name who was approximatley the correct age to be charles father. i can assume only that he met his wife once in the us as she was not listed with him as on board.
chalres & caroline had several children, the ones i know are/were luna laura m. earl toliver ( these are my grt gramparents), rosa m. cheek,& dewey- they lived for the majority in the richland county Illinois areas, towns of olney & noble, my grt granparnets luna & earl settling in champaign county town of rantoul sometime in the early 1900s, they were m. 1919.
i have acquired a book written by an otto schnepper, regarding the adventist minister hugo schnepper, which i can assume will be a line of my cousins, there are lots of family photos in it- i have no photos before my grt grandparents, except for one of charles.
i also have the schnepper coat of arms, i am now trying to find out what it stands for & if there is a motto to accompany it.
IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THER WHO RECOGNIZES ANY OF THIS INFO PLEEEEZ GET IN TOUCH WITH ME...
god bless. sheri