Category Archives: Elkhart County

Mervin Aldean Cripe

Mervin Aldean Cripe
birth: 3 May 1919, Clinton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana to Clarence Ray Cripe and Edith Mae Swartz
death: 5 September 2002, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
burial: Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana (beside Eel River Church of the Brethren on S.R. 14)

Constance and Mervin Cripe gravestone

Constance and Mervin Cripe gravestone

marriage: 20 August 1947, Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
Constance Maria Dewese
birth: 20 August 1927, Selma, Alleghany County, Virginia to Walter Osborne Dewese and Ada Kathryn Carter
death: 27 November 2009, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
burial: Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana (next to Eel River Church of the Brethren on S.R. 14)

Children of Mervin Aldean Cripe and Constance Maria Dewese:

  • living child b. 1950
  • Peggy Jo Cripe b. 1951, d. 1959, buried Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Mervin Aldean Cripe lived on a farm in rural Clinton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana until he left home to go to college about 1938. He later lived in Kosciusko County, Indiana from 1954-1961 when he was pastor of the Eel River Church of the Brethren. He retired to the Timbercrest Retirement Home in North Manchester, Indiana in August 1993 and lived there until his death in 2002.

Mervin lived in Chicago, Illinois, while attending seminary at Bethany Theological Seminary (Church of the Brethren). He was pastor at the Swan Creek Church of the Brethren, near Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio from 1949-1954. He was pastor for many years at the Brook Park Community Church in Brook Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. He lived there from 1961-1993.

Mervin attended Purdue University for three years from 1938-1941. He then participated in Civilian Public Service work for the duration of the war. He worked at the University of Maryland in the Dairy Department, spending time at College Park and at Bowie during his CPS days. By this time, he knew he wanted to be a minister, so he finished his college work at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia in 1947. Here is where he met his wife. They had been introduced before, but got better acquainted while working together on a college play “The Corn is Green.” Mervin played Morgan Evans and Constance played Miss Moffat.

Submitted by:
Marian (Cripe) Corya
Email: marian.corya@gmail.com

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Edgar Tschupp

Edgar Tschupp
birth: 22 Jun 1913, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana to Maurice Edgar Tschupp (1892 – 1975) and Bertha Anna Kurtz (1894 – 1956)
death: 8 Feb 1957, Phoenix, Arizona
burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

marriage: 27 Aug 1943, South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana
Gertrude Marie Mearing
birth: 1913, Gas City, Grant County, Indiana to Ernest Ward Harper and Artie Mae Goldy; adopted by Howard Mearing and Edith Schafer
death: Feb 1988, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Children of Edgar Tschupp and Gertrude Maria Mearing:

  • Betty Valentine Tschupp (adopted) 1935 – 2011
  • Edgar Tschupp 1913 – 1957 (Army Veteran)
  • Cathy Tschupp Reed Bland
  • Diana Tschupp Beckett 1948 – 2009
  • John Edgar Tschupp

Edgar lived in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; Concord, Elkhart County, Indiana; Baugo, Elkhart County, Indiana; Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana; St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Edgar was an army veteran. He adopted Betty Jean Valentine, his wife’s daughter by first marriage. He died on colon cancer.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
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Maurice Edgar Tschupp

Maurice Edgar Tschupp
birth: 25 Jan 1892, Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana to Adam Tschupp (1863 – 1935) and Lovina Ellen Martin (1867 – 1928)
death: 24 Jun 1975, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Prairie Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 1912, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Bertha Anna Kurtz
birth: 26 Jun 1894, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana to Louis P. Kurtz (1855 – 1930) and Amanda Overholser (1866 – 1918)
death: 14 Mar 1956, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 26 May 1956
Mildred Marie Hoke Kurtz

Children of Maurice Edgar Tschupp and Bertha Anna Kurtz:

  • Edgar J Tschupp 1913 – 1957
  • Mabel Louise Tschupp Ritchart Horvath 1916 – 1998
  • Leanord Jasper Tschupp 1919 – 1919
  • Florence Marie Tschupp Campbell 1922 – 1985
  • George Edward Tschupp 1929 – 2004
  • Ralph Leroy Tschupp 1932 – 1993
  • Delores May Tschupp 1933 – 1933

Maurice lived in Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana; Union, Elkhart County, Indiana; Washington, Elkhart County, Indiana; Concord, Elkhart County, Indiana; Baugo, Elkhart County, Indiana; and Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.
Additional information about person: Spouse:

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
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Adam Tschupp

Adam Tschupp
birth: 11 May 1863, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana to Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.(1857 – 1932) and Lydia Emma Wise (1865 – 1961)
death: 3 Apr 1935, Warren Township, Midland County, Michigan
burial: Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan

marriage: 7 Oct 1888, Elkhart County, Indiana
Lovina Ellen Martin
birth: 1867 to Moses Hosea Martin (1845 – 1928) and Delilah Miller (1841 – 1900)
death: 1928
burial: Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan

Children of Adam Tschupp and Lovina Ellen Martin:

  • Walter Alvin Tschupp 1890 – 1950
  • Maurice Edgar Tschupp 1892 – 1975
  • Hattie Irene Tschupp
  • Wayne Tschupp 1893 – 1949
  • Lila Viola Tschupp 1895 – 1899
  • Sadie Ellen Tschupp Rellinger 1896 – 1990
  • Gaylon Tschupp 1898 – 1899
  • Dora Edith Tschupp Ray1901 – 1993
  • Bessie May Tschupp Wayne 1903 – 1988
  • Ida Belle Tschupp Smith1906 – 1968

Adam lived in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; Swan, Noble County, Indiana; Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana; Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana; Union, Elkhart County, Indiana; Washinton, Elkhart County, Indiana; Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana; Warren, Midland County, Michigan; Findlay, Ohio; and Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
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Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.

Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.
birth: 8 Feb 1857, Elkhart, Indiana to Samuel Tschupp, Sr. (1822 – 1891) and Catharine Gause (1826 – 1899)
death: 19 Apr 1932, Union, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Union Center East Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 21 Nov 1886, Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
Lydia Emma Wise
birth: 1865 to Joseph B Wise (1841-1928) and Rosa Ann Ganger (1847-1908)
death: 1961
burial: Union Center East Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

Children of Samuel S Tschupp, Jr. and Lydia Emma Wise:

  • Adam Tschupp 1863 – 1935
  • Malinda Tschupp 1888 – 1888
  • Chloe E Herr Tschupp 1890 – 1977
  • Perry K Tschupp 1891 – 1983

Samuel lived in Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana; Swan, Noble County, Indiana; Marseilles, Wyandot County, Ohio; Olive, Elkhart County, Indiana; Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana; and Union, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
round_robin@verizon.net

Samuel Tschupp

Samuel Tschupp
birth: 1822, Stark County, Ohio to Jacon Tschupp (1757-1833) and Hannah Miller (1787 – 1866)
death: 13 Jun 1891, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 1846, Stark County, Ohio
Catharine Gause
birth: 08 Nov 1826, Horrheim, Württemberg, Germany to John G Gause (1790 – 1836) and Anna Margaret Beard (1779 – 1867)
death: 20 Jan 1899, Elkhart, Indiana

Children of Samuel Tschupp and Catharine Gause:

  • John Tschupp
  • Rinehart Tschupp
  • William Tschupp
  • Hannah Tschupp Harrold
  • Henry Tschupp
  • Samuel Tschupp, Jr.
  • Catherine Tschupp
  • Cripe Tschupp
  • Lydia Tschupp Wise
  • Mary Tschupp Hartman
  • Sarah Tschupp Weaver

Samuel lived in Stark County, Ohio; Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana; and Allen County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
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Sampson Wolfinger

Sampson Wolfinger
b. 14 June 1870, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (Huffman) Wolfinger
d. 28 September 1940, Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 21 August 1903, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Amanda Katie Smith
b. 26 February 1886, East Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
d. 11 February, 1945, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

Children with Amanda Katie Smith:
• Maggie D
• Charles A.
• Chester O.
• May E.
• Lydia E.
• Herman J.
• Gladys M.
• George E.
• Robert R.
• Mary A.
• Clifford R.

Sampson lived in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before emigrating around 1910 to 1920.

Submitted by:
Brenda Irene Wolfinger Woodling
Wauseon OH
E-mail: kinfolks@bnnorth.net