Obit: Luepke, Herman "Ham" August Karl (1882 - 1906)
Surnames: Luepke, Schweke, Schwecke, Imm, Below, Manthe, Oelrich, Benike
----Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 10 Oct. 1906, p. 8, col. 1
Luepke, Herman (9 June 1882 - 2 Oct. 1906)
Herman Luepke was killed Thursday near Upson, Wisconsin by the accidental discharge of his gun while out hunting, the body arrived that night on the limited accompanied by the young man’s sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Schwecke (Schweke) and three of his friends. The funeral was held in the north church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Imm officiating. The deceased was twenty-four years old and is survived by his father and mother and several brothers and sisters.
Herman "Ham" Luepke was the son of Carl A. Luepke (b. 25 Apr 1847, Ger. - d. 19 Nov 1920, Spencer, Wis.) and Minnie (Sophia) Mellenthin (b. 25 Jan 1852, Ger. - d. 21 Jul 1925, Spencer, Wis.).
Herman was baptized 23 Jul 1882, Confirmed 29 Mar 1896 (St. John's Lutheran Church, North Spencer, Wis.)
Children of Carl and Minnie Luepke
Bertha Luepke b: 18 Mar 1872 in Germany (m. Friedrich Below)
Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Luepke b: 28 Sep 1874, Germany
Ida Luepke b: 6 Oct 1876, Mayville, Wis (m. Frank Manthe)
Franz Wilhelm August Luepke b: 12 Jan 1878, Unity, Wisconsin (m. Sophia Oelrich)
Anna Maria Pauline Luepke b: 24 Sep 1879, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin (m. Frank W. Benike)
Herman Luepke b: 9 Jun 1882, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
Carl F. W. Luepke b: 10 Jul 1884, Wisconsin
Alvine Minnie Luepke b: 9 Dec 1887, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin (m. Charles Oelrich)
Dora Luepke b: 26 Aug 1889, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin (m. Johann Voelker)
Fred Luepke b: 4 Jan 1892, Wisconsin (m. Sena Hoops)
Ella Luepke b: 20 Apr 1894, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
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