#102A6 Albertine Rebaschus, b. 18 July 1852, Kandriner-?-(Labowischken?), East
Prussia, Germany. She was married on 1 May 1876 in Berlin to Johann Ferdinand
Leipelt (b. 19 March 1848, Osterwald, Germany; died 28 Dec 1929, Denver, Colorado, son
of Johann Friedrich Leipelt (b. 1815) and Bertha Leschke (b. 1817; died 11 April 1886).
This union was blessed with 8 children, 4 of whom died early in life; 2 having died in Germany:
I. Anna Paulina Emilie Leipelt, b. 2 April 1877, Postdam, Germany, 5:45 a.m.; died 30 April 1877 of pneumonia
*#102A6b II. Emma Caroline Berta Leipelt, b. 11 June 1878, Potsdam, Germany, 11 p.m.
III. Johann Friedrich Leipelt, b. 25 June 1881, 1:30 a.m.; died 27 March 1882 of strep throat
*#102A6d IV. (Fred) Emil Otto Fritz Leipelt, b. 29 Dec 1883, Potsdam, Germany, 5:15 a.m.
*#102A6e V. (Helene) Gertrud, Martha Leipelt, b. 19 May 1885, 2 p.m. Potsdam, Germany
*#102A6f VI. Frieda Auguste Marie Ottilie Leipelt, b. 22 March 1887, 10 p.m., St. Sebald, Iowa
VII. Alma Elisabeth Leipelt, b. 18 June 1891; died 26 Feb 1895 from inflammation of the lung and brain
VIII. Infant Daughter; lived one day; buried at St. Sebald, Ia.
*#102A6i IX. Erich Karl August Martin Leipelt, born 6 Oct 1896, Littleport-St. Sebald, Clayton Co., Ia.
Albertine and John celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 1st, 1901 at Strawberry Point, Iowa. Their 50th wedding anniversary was on May 1st, 1926 in Denver Colorado.
They came to America in 1886, after Fred Rebaschus either sent or loaned them the money to come. Johann applied for citizenship in Clayton County, Iowa. He lived on several farms near Littleport, Strawberry Point, and Lamont, Iowa before moving to Tomah, Wisconsin where they ran a hotel. They moved to Denver, Colorado in 1920. Albertine's granddaughter, Lillian Wappler, recalled that her Grandmother spoke only German and after she went to school she forgot her German and it was hard to carry on a conversation with her Grandmother.
John Liepelt died in 1929 and Albertine died 22 February 1932. Her obituary in a Denver paper: "MRS. LEIPELT DIES AT HER HOME ON INCA - Mrs. Albertine Leipelt died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home, 419 Inca street, following an extended illness with asthma. She had made her home on the West Side for a number of years and was the widow of the late John Leipelt who passed away about two years ago. She was born in Germany and was eight years old last July. She belonged to St. John's Lutheran church. A son, Erich, who resided with his mother, three daughters, Mrs. J.J. Harwardt of Edgewater, Mrs. Carl Dietrich of Forest Park, Ill., Mrs. Charles Lincoln of Miles CIty, Mont., and a son, Fred Leipelt of LaCross, Wisconsin, survive. The funeral is being held today from Hofmann's mortuary with burial in Fairmount cemetery."
In a Wisconsin paper: "Mrs. John Leipelt died suddenly at her home in Denver, Colorado at the age of 79 years, seven months, after a short illness with asthma and heart failure. Mrs. Leipelt will be remembered by many as she was a resident of Tomah for a number of years. Mr. Leipelt was proprietor of the St. Paul Hotel. Mr. Leipelt was retired from the hotel business 15 years ago and moved to Denver. . ."