I'm hoping to contact anyone having information about the Lippert family in and around Morgan County -- Meredosia -- Jacksonville area.
Specifically, I'm looking for the family of my GG Grandmother "Kate" or Catherine Lippert. Born in 1836, she was enumerated in the 1850 census for Morgan County (Meredosia). (I've seen the name(s) spelled "Lippard" and "Katrine" as well.)
Unfortunately, the census records provide no clue who her parents were, as she was found living within the household of a couple with the surname of Wimmege. This may or may not be the actual spelling of the surname, as the original document is extremely hard to read. He was listed as a physician, and there were other adults within this same household. It may have been a boarding house.
Her heritage was German, and she stated that both of her parents were born in Germany. She spoke mostly German until her death in 1914.
Still trying to unravel the mystery of her early life's circumstances and the identity of her parents. Any help is greatly appreciated.