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Johann Heinrich Deppe

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: September 18, 1891 (64)
Albrightsville, Carbon, PA, USA (Pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Albrightsville, Carbon, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Heinrich Deppe and Anne Kathrine Deppe
Husband of Mary Ann Deppe and Sarah Johanna ''Hannah'' Hoffman
Father of George Deppe; Nelson Reinhart Deppe; Mary Catherine Deppe; Allen Clayton Deppe; Dennis Deppe and 7 others
Brother of Hanne Wilhelmine Henriette Deppe

Occupation: Millwright
Managed by: Private User
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About John Henry Deppe

Emigrated from Bremen, Germany to Philadelphia, PA, USA on May 29,1849.

Became a US citizen on January 2, 1854.

Biography From The House of Deppe:

"He was commonly known by his middle name, Henry. Apparently his father was an officer in the Prussian Army and hoped his son follow in his footsteps. His mother apparently did not want her son going into the military service, and possibly also because her daughter had recently passed away at the age of 16, she secretly financed and assisted Johan Heinrich to emigrate to America. He landed in Philadelphia, PA on 29th May 1848, and worked his way inland, following the canal adjacent to the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. He settled in Monroe County, and found employment in his trade (Milwright) with George Christman, and soon became his leading Foreman. He remained on this job for several years and then purchased a farm at Pine Run (about a half mile north of where Pine Run Creek emptied into Pohocono Creek (commonly known as Big Creek - it is now the source of the man made Beltsville Lake)). Some time afterwards (In the early 1860s) he built a powder mill. He subsequently sold the powder mill and built a slate factory (made slates for school cyphering). He then became a Builder and Contractor, building flour mills, saw mills, paint mills, tanneries, blast furnaces, and cement mills; he built the first cement mill in the Lehigh Valley, between Cemeton and Copley; he built Blast Furnace No. 2 at Parryville for the Thomas Iron Company.

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John Henry Deppe's Timeline

April 9, 1827
Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
April 13, 1827
Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
August 6, 1856
Age 29
Towamensing, PA, USA
April 24, 1858
Age 31
Towamensing, PA, USA
April 24, 1860
Age 33
Towamensing, PA, USA
February 5, 1862
Age 34
Walnutport, PA, USA
August 24, 1863
Age 36
Walnutport, PA, USA
January 26, 1867
Age 39
Buck Mountain, PA, USA
September 14, 1869
Age 42