Thursday, July 23, 2009

Candy and Mike Clepper

Here is a photo by Dan Henry of Candy Clepper, left, waiting with her husband Mike Clepper for their luggage upon arriving at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport from Las Vegas on Wednesday (15July2009). A recent surey by the U.S. Department of Transportation has ranked American eagle and ASA at the bottom of their list for mishandled baggage.

You can read more about the airline challenges at

Cody Clepper - South Carolina


Cody Clepper was the winner of the boys 15-18 year-old age group in the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Mid-State Chapter summer tour match held on Monday Beech Creek Golf Club.

Clepper won with a score of 37. John Michael Schaffer was second at 38 and H.B. Buddin was third at 39.

Phillip Klepper - Floyd County, IN

Are you aware that our ancestor Phillip KLEPPER did NOT die in Tennessee?


U.S. Census. Floyd County, Indiana. 1830 M19 # 28 page 350

James Steel - 1 - - 1 - - - 2 - - - 1 - - -
[most likely son of Phillip's brother George KLEPPER, married Hawkins County, Tennessee; Lucille had it wrong. DRO]
Andrew Wininger 1 - - - 2 - - - 3 - - - 1 - - -
Philip Clepper - - - 1 - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - - -
[Andrew WININGER was probably the husband of Phillip KLEPPER's daughter Nancy. I do not know who the younger people are in Phillip's census record. DRO]

You will find the census record for George KLEPPER on page 347. I do not know who all others in his census record might be. One is most likely his son Samuel. George did NOT die in the War of 1812. He was too old to have served. Lucille found 1812 military records for other KLEPPERs, but not for George. He was most likely a year or so younger than Phillip. The K after his name in the old notes that Lucille used was for KLEPPER -- just as Joseph did not have Bach as a middle name; he was a bach. = bachelor = ledig (Ger.).

Circuit Court (Floyd County), Probate Records (Floyd County, Indiana). FHL # 1411897
Probate Order Book Jan 1830 - Feb 1853, pages 86-87, 90, 153.

You might like to scan a copy of Phillip's will into your blog.

For now,

Dianne R. Oswald

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jennie Lee 'Hight' Clepper

Jennie Lee 'Hight' Clepper
Thursday, July 09, 2009

Jennie Lee "Hight" Clepper of Millsap died Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel in Mineral Wells, with the Rev. Margie Holmes officiating. Burial followed at Brad Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clepper was born in Palo Pinto County to Walter Lloyd and Virgie May Adams Hight on Sept. 5, 1923. She married E. M. "Buster" Clepper Dec. 29, 1938, in Breckenridge.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Kay Clepper; daughter Doris Clepper Norman; adopted granddaughter Carrie Clepper Mercer; grandchildren Donna Martin, Trena Norman, Kenneth Clepper, Terry Norman, Jack Clepper and Brianna Mercer; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband in 1983; son Jerry Lee Clepper in 2003; and her daughter, Frances Clepper Dahl in 1971.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Raymond Clepper, of Batavia

Medals re-issued to six Clermont Co. veterans

Six Clermont County veterans were re-issued their medals at a ceremony June 10 at the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission.

Raymond Clepper, of Batavia, also received his awards posthumously. Clepper was an Army World War II veteran. He was given a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart (with an oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (4 Service Stars) and his World War II Victory Medal.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Yellow Rose Club

Yellow Rose club to donate constitutions to fifth graders

By Submission
Updated: 06.25.09
The Yellow Rose of Texas Republican Women’s Club in Tomball will present area fifth graders a Constitution Packet that will include a pocket-size constitution and United States Declaration of Independence along with question and answer cards during the month of September.

The club project is part of its participation in the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Constitution Project. This project is in accordance with the federal law that states any institution that accepts federal funds must teach the Constitution to fifth grade students. Therefore, the Yellow Rose club wants to not only encourage, but also, aid the school district in complying with this law. It is the club’s goal to donate to all of the fifth graders in the Tomball Independent School District a pocket size constitution packet.

The Yellow Rose is accepting donations from individual or organizations to help offset the cost of providing these constitution packets. Those who would like to donate to this project, contact Becky Clepper at

Saturday, July 4, 2009

William C. Oliver

William C. Oliver, 77, of Pierce Township died June 16.

Survived by wife, Lois Oliver; sons, Bobby Oliver and Ricky (Carolyn) Oliver; daughters, Debbie (Dennis) Schwey and Kathy (David) Goldbach; sister, Betty (Thomas) Clepper; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services are Saturday, June 20, at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Pierce Township Fire Department/Life Squad, 956 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245; or to Locust Corner Community Church, 917 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245.