Greg Keip applied for “centennial farm award”—having the Keip farm in the same family for 100 years. Greg, his Wife Veronica and their daughter Claire were presented this award at the Milwaukee State fair this past summer. When I talked to Greg, he is proud of the farm and says they would love to have cousins come and visit the farm and see all the improvements that have been done. Hope you enjoy the radio interview. Here is a web link to click on to be directed to an eight minute interview with Greg.
The first 15 seconds is an advertisement.
The attached notes were found in Fred's possessions by Chris Belonger.
This "History of Wood County" accounts for events and places up to about 1922 and possibly later.
The attached file was written by Fred about a part of his life.
Ferdnant & Kaleene Keup were born in Germany around 1833-1834. They were married in about 1854 and had six children in Pommerania Germany (which is now part of Poland). Freidricka was the first child. Fredrick Carl Keup (4-20-1856) was the second. The other children were August G. Keup (b. 1859), Carl Keup, Albert Karl & Whilamina Keup. Ferdnant & Kaleene Keup came to the United States in 1874. Their son Fredrick Keup (4-20-1856) was 18 years old when they arrived in the United States. Fredrick came to the United States to Continue reading Keip Family History (September 25, 2013 – Compiled by Kim (Kimmes) Beloin)
I had a wonderful time visiting with family members and especially meeting all of the "long lost Keip's" whom I had never met before. Thanks very much to Kim and Chris Beloin for all of their hard work coordinating and especially for hosting the event.
Thanks, too, to all of you for the wonderful stories, sharing, and updates to the Keip Family Tree. I've added most of what you provided but have a few questions that I'll contact some of you about.
If you have comments, questions, or especially stories, additions or updates, please leave them on Kim's Keip Family FaceBook page or here on this site.