Welcome to KeipRelatives.com. This site is a work-in-progress and shares the family history for the descendants of Ferdinand and Kaleene Keup who arrived at New York from Germany 26 May 1874. I currently know nothing of their lives before then. With time, this site will continue to grow to include all descendants of Ferdinand and Kaleene BUT after the second generation, information will be accessible only to registered and logged-in family members.
If you're already registered as a family member, please click here to log in or if you're not, click here to register on this site to access family history. If you have ANY information to share about our family, you may leave it on the FaceBook page or as a comment in the area provided below.
According to Ancestry.com, the name Keup is Dutch and is a short form of the personal name Jacop (Jacob).
I've been working on my family tree since the mid-1980's and see no end in sight. Following a wonderful reunion in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in August 2014 and again in August 2018, we now have more than 4,110 individuals in the database but they're far from being only Keup/Keip relatives. This website, however, will focus on Keips.
In the 1970's I came across a family tree that had been compiled by a relative of my mother, Vivian (Keip) Krause, Laura Schmidt containing 250+ people and about 4 generations.
Asidefrom the work of a few others from which I've benefited, I've done most of my work by way of Ancestry.com and the internet using Family Tree Maker software. My greatest challenge has been in getting "across the Atlantic". For a few months in 2011 I "up'ed" my Ancestry.com subscription to include European data but to no great advantage. Mysteries still abound with lineage that leaps the Atlantic.
If you're a relative, have an active Ancestry.com subscription and would like to see my full Ancestry.com family tree, ask me for access and I'll send you details on how to connnect.