Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Kipp (Valentin Kipp)

Last week, I wrote about my ex-husband’s ancestor, Maria Barbara Kipp, and that I found a christening record for her, which showed her parents were Valentin Kipp and Susanna.

This week, I am sharing the research I have done for Valentin.

I did a search for Valentin Kipp on FamilySearch, and the first record that came up was the marriage of Valentin Kipp to Maria Sussanna Weber on 11 April 1758 at Evangelisch, Katzweiler, Pfalz, Bavaria[1]. Maria Barbara Kipp had been christened on 4 March 1781. Since this marriage was 20 years before Maria’s christening, I needed to review the children born to Valentin Kipp in Katzweiler.

I found, in addition to Maria Barbara Kipp:

  • Maria Margaretha Kipp born 3 May 1759 christened 5 May 1759 (parents Valentin Kipp and Susanna)[2]
  • Johann Wilhelm Kipp born 29 September 1761 christened 4 October 1761 (parents Valentin Kipp and Sussanna)[3]
  • Johann Jacob Kipp born 27 July 1764 christened 29 Jul 1764 (parents Valentin Kipp and Sussanna)[4]
  • Maria Sussanna Kipp born 14 March 1767 christened 15 March 1767 (parents Valentin Kipp and Sussanna)[5]
  • Elisabetha Catharina Kipp born 13 October 1769 christened 15 October 1769 (parents Valentin Kipp and Sussanna)[6]
  • Johann Niclaus Kipp born 12 September 1774 christened 18 September 1774 (parents Johann Valentin Kipp and Maria Sussanna)[7]

There was a 5-year gap between Elisabetha and Johann, and then another 7-year gap between Johann Niclaus and Maria Barbara. There may have been other children born in the gaps who died before they could be christened. Since there was no other couple in Katzweiler called Valentin and Susanna, it would appear that all these children are from the same family

The next thing was to do was to find a baptism/christening record for Valentin, to see how many of them there were in Katweiler between 1720 and 1778.

The only baptism record I could find was that of Joannes Valentinus Kipp on 27 November 1725 at Katholisch, Spiesheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt[8]. Since my Valentin Kipp was from Bavaria, and had been married in an “Evangelisch” church, this seems unlikely to be for my Valentin.

Since I haven’t been able to find a baptism for my Valentin Kipp, I haven’t been able to trace the family any further back at this time.

Sources
[1]“Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHJB-29S : 26 December 2014), Valentin Kipp and Maria Sussanna Weber, 11 Apr 1758; citing Evangelisch, Katzweiler, Pfalz, Bavaria; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[2]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP8X-7VV : 28 November 2014), Valentin Kipp in entry for Maria Margaretha Kipp, 05 May 1759; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[3]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRS5-M8B : 28 November 2014), Valentin Kipp in entry for Johann Wilhelm Kipp, 04 Oct 1761; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[4]”Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZMT-JFH : 28 November 2014), Valentin Kipp in entry for Johann Jacob Kipp, 29 Jul 1764; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[5]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDVM-Y8S : 28 November 2014), Valentin Kipp in entry for Maria Sussanna Kipp, 15 Mar 1767; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[6]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDVM-2GS : 28 November 2014), Valentin Kipp in entry for Elisabetha Catharina Kipp, 15 Oct 1769; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[7]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZMT-VF3 : 28 November 2014), Johann Valentin Kipp in entry for Johann Niclaus Kipp, 18 Sep 1774; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,745.
[8]“Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH44-19C : 28 November 2014), Joannes Valentinus Kipp, 27 Nov 1725; citing ; FHL microfilm 996,676.

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