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Philippi Family

Genealogy and Family History
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Research and family history indicates that this branch of the Philippi Family originated in the independently governed German state of Elsass, which is now Alsace in northeastern France.  Germany at this time did not exist as a unified country, but rather over 300 small self-governing states and cities, each with it's own systems of leadership. The Germany of today was unified in 1871 under the Prussians.

The Philippi clan were land owners, under the leadership of the eldest brother, who was part of a tax revolted, in 1631, against their newly established leader, King Louis XIII of France, after becoming the property of that country by treaty to avoid war. The French treasury had been made deeply in debt by the lavish spending of their King, and France was looking forward to not only the farm, timber and mineral wealth of this newly acquired land, but also refreshing and replenishing their treasury by imposing high taxes on these new Germanic "foreign" landowners. In response to the refusal to pay the staggering new tax burden, Louis XIII sent his troupes in to imprison the landowners and hold them for ransom. If not paid by the families, they were to be murdered as an example to others who might defy their new French King. The land then became the property of the King and any family members on it were tossed out with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Hearing of the coming troops, the head of the Philippi family and his wife had to flee from their home which is thought to be near Volkenberg near Strausburg or Waldhambach, near Diemeringen, Elsass (later. Bas-Rhin, Alsace, FRANCE. Their plan was to travel secretly at night, separately, one by boat north on  Rhine River and the other by coach along the river road to Dusseldorf, where they would meet in the safety of that Papal Principality (owned and governed by the Pope in Rome). Younger family members decided at the last moment not to go and secretly  abducted the oldest brother's only child as their captive, in an attempt to keep claim on the family land by tell each of the couple that their 4 year old daughter was with the other parent.  It was not until the couple reunited in Dusseldorf that they realized their daughter was not with them.  They never saw her again and the family did not answer their pleas for her return. Facing sure death, they could not return for her. 

Shortly after their arrival in Dusseldorf, the pregnant wife gave birth to a son, thought to be named Henry, and our Philippi line continued.

Descendants of Petus Philips
 

Generation No. 1

1.  PETUS PHILIPS .
He married ODILIA- OLETGEN WILLEMS - WILHEMS November 25, 1687 in Katholisch, Hinsbeck, Rheinland, Preussen.
 

Children of PETUS PHILIPS and ODILIA- WILHEMS are:
 i. JOANNE HENRICUS PHILIP4 PHILIPS, b. July 24, 1690, Duesseldorf Stadt, Rheinland.
 ii. PETER PHILIPS.
 

Generation No. 2

 JOANNE HENRICUS PHILIP PHILIPS was born July 24, 1690 in Duesseldorf Stadt, Rheinland.
He married ANNA KURTEN in St Lambertus Catholic Church, Dusseldorf, Rheinland, daughter of GEULACUS KURTEN and CATHARINA PROBST.  She was born September 29, 1706 in Duesseldorf Stadt, Rheinland.

More About JOANNE HENRICUS PHILIP PHILIPS:
Baptism: St Lambertus Catholic Church,  Dusseldorf, Rheinland

More About ANNA KURTEN:
Baptism: St. Lambertus Catholic Church, Dusseldorf, Rheinland

Children of JOANNE PHILIPS and ANNA KURTEN are:
 i. JOANNEM PETRUM PHILIPS PHILIPPI, b. December 1724, Bergheim Erft, Rheinland.
 ii. ODILIAE PHILIPPI, m. OTTONEM SCHUTZ6, October 07, 1753, Bergheim Erft, Northern Rheinland7.
 iii. LAURENTIUS PHILIPS PHILIPPS PHILIPPI.
 

 PETER PHILIPS  He married GERTRUDUS JANSEN.

Child of PETER PHILIPS and GERTRUDUS JANSEN is:
 i. JOANNES RIENOLDUS PHILIPS, b. July 07, 1722.
 

Generation No. 3

 JOANNEM PETRUM PHILIPS PHILIPPI  was born December 1724 in Bergheim Erft, Rheinland.
He married  MARIAE BUSTERBACHS November 25, 1759 in Katholisch, Bergheim Erft, Rheinland, Preussen, daughter of JOANNE BUSTERBACHS and ANNA KRAUTMAN.  She was born November 17, 1728 in Bergheim Erft, Rheinland.
He married  ANNA GERTRUDIS SCHAEFER February 10, 1778 in Catholic Church, Heckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.

Notes for JOANNEM PETRUM PHILIPS PHILIPPI:
 

Children of JOANNEM PHILIPPI and MARIAE BUSTERBACHS are:
 i. PETRIS PHILIPPI, b. 1754, Bergheim Erft, Rheinland; d. 1829, Heckenbach, Rheinland.

Notes for PETRIS PHILIPPI:
Church records indicate that Peter Philippi was an ordained Catholic priest. He used "R.D." as the order designation before his name. He was Dominican. He performed many of the religious rights of marriage, christening and burial for family members over his lengthy carreer. On occasion he was also a baptismal sponsor.
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 ii. JOANNIS APOLLINARIS PHILIPPI, b. June 21, 1757, Bergheim Erft, Northern Rheinland; d. 1831, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.
 iii. ANNA CATHARINA PHILIPPI, b. August 1760.
 iv. ANNA MARGARETHA PHILIPPI, b. June 27, 1762.
 v. ANNA PHILIPPI, b. August 22, 1764.
 vi. ANNA CATHARINA PHILIPPI, b. January 28, 1767.
 vii. ANNA ODILIA PHILIPPI, b. November 1768.
 viii. JOHANNES PHILIPPI, b. July 18, 1770.
SOURCE: Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898, ; FHL microfilm 187,075.  

Children of JOANNEM PHILIPPI and ANNA SCHAEFER are:
 ix. PETER PHILIPPI.
 x. JACOB PHILIPPI.
 xi. ANNA MARIA PHILIPPI.
 xii. ANNA PHILIPPI.
 
SOURCE: Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898, ; FHL microfilm 187,075.

 LAURENTIUS PHILIPS PHILIPPS PHILIPPI
 He married MARIAE CATHARINAE LENSENS LENTZENS December 14, 1755 in Katholisch,Berheim Erft, Rheinland, Preussen.

Children of LAURENTIUS PHILIPPI and MARIAE LENTZENS are:
 i. ANNA MARGARETHA6 PHILIPPI, b. March 25, 1756.
 ii. ANNA CATHARINA PHILIPPI, b. March 1757.
 iii. ANNA CHRISTINA PHILIPPI, b. June 16, 1760.
 iv. JOANNES PHILIPPI, b. September 1761, Bergheim Erft, Rheinland.
 v. GERARDUS PHILLIPS PHILIPPI, b. March 1764.
 vi. ANNA CHRISTINA PHILIPPI, b. September 07, 1766.
 vii. CONSTANTINUS PHILIPPI, b. March 15, 1768.
 viii. HENRICUS PHILIPPI, b. January 15, 1771.
 ix. BALTHASAR PHILIPPI, b. March 04, 1772.
 x. ANNA MARGARETHA PHILIPPI, b. June 05, 1774; m. JOHANNES GYSEN, June 01, 1797, Katholisch, Bergheim Erft, Rheinland, Preussen.
 

Generation No. 4

  JOANNIS APOLLINARIS PHILIPPI  was born June 21, 1757 in Bergheim Erft, Northern Rheinland, and died 1831 in Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.
He married (1) ANNA MARIA MEYS 1778, daughter of JOANNIS HUBERTO MAYS.
He married (2) GERTRUDIS SCHAEFER 1795 in Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, daughter of MATHIAS SCHAEFER and GERTRUDE JEEB.  She was born 1771 in Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia, and died January 02, 1827 in Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.

More About JOANNIS APOLLINARIS PHILIPPI:
Burial: January 09, 1831, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia

More About GERTRUDIS SCHAEFER:
Burial: January 04, 1827, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia

Children of JOANNIS PHILIPPI and ANNA MEYS are:
 i. ANNA MARIA SOPHIA PHILIPPI, b. January 07, 1778, Heckenbach, Rheinland.
 ii. ANNA CATHARINA PHILIPPI, b. September 18, 1784, Heckenbach, Rheinland.
 

Children of JOANNIS PHILIPPI and GERTRUDIS SCHAEFER are:
 iii. PETRUS7 PHILIPPI, b. April 25, 1796, Heckenbach, Rheinland; d. 1819, Heckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia; m. MARIA MAGDALENA LEINENWEBER, January 15, 1812, Gutweiller, Rhineland.

More About PETRUS PHILIPPI:
Burial: November 28, 1819, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland

 iv. JACOBUS PHILIPPI, b. February 10, 1799, Heckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.
 v. INFANT PHILIPPI, b. December 02, 1800, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; d. December 02, 1800, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.

More About INFANT PHILIPPI:
Burial: December 03, 1880, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland

 vi. ANNA MARIA PHILIPPI, b. September 09, 1801, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. January 07, 1876, Oberheckenbach, Rheinland; m. JOSEPH KLAES, June 04, 1822, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.

More About ANNA MARIA PHILIPPI:
Burial: January 10, 1876, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland

 vii. JOHANNES APPOLINARIS PHILIPPI, b. May 23, 1806, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. October 10, 1865, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; m. (1) ANNA PHILIPSEN, October 30, 1828, Heckenbach, Rheinland; b. April 29, 1806, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; d. 1833, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; m. (2) MARIA ELIZABETH SCHAUT, August 19, 1833, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; b. September 29, 1811, Heckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia.

More About JOHANNES APPOLINARIS PHILIPPI:
Burial: October 13, 1865, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland

Notes for ANNA PHILIPSEN:
Anna was a first cousin of her husband's second wife, Maria Elizabeth Schaut. Anna's father was the brother of Maria Elizabeth's mother.

Notes for MARIA ELIZABETH SCHAUT:
Maria was a first cousin of her husband's first wife, Anna Philipsen. Maria's mother was the sister of Anna's father.

More About MARIA ELIZABETH SCHAUT:
Burial: December 29, 1899, Heckenbach, Rheinland, Prussia
 

Children of JOHANNES PHILIPPI and ANNA PHILIPSEN are:
 i. BARBARA PHILIPPI, b. May 14, 1829, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. July 07, 1858, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; m. JOHANNES JOSEPHI SCHMITT, February 19, 1851, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.

More About BARBARA PHILIPPI:
Baptism: May 15, 1829, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland
Burial: July 10, 1858

 ii. MATTHIAS PHILIPPI, b. November 30, 1830, Heckenbach, Rheinland; d. October 07, 1904, town of How, Oconto County, WI.
 iii. MARIA PHILIPPI, b. October 06, 1832.
 

Children of JOHANNES PHILIPPI and MARIA SCHAUT are:
 iv. ANNA MARIA PHILIPPI, b. June 03, 1834, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. 1835.
 v. MICHAELIS PHILIPPI, b. August 14, 1836, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; m. CHRISTINA BRUECKER, August 04, 1865, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; b. July 01, 1839, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.
 vi. GERTRUDIS PHILIPPI, b. February 15, 1839, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. 1903; m. JOHANNES MICHAEL SCHMITT, February 07, 1871, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 vii. JOIS. PHILIPPI, b. November 08, 1841, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 viii. JOIS. PHILIPPI, b. March 10, 1846, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; m. ANNA MARIA MAUR, July 18, 1885, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 ix. ANNA MARIA PHILIPPI, b. May 10, 1849, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; m. KLAES.
 x. ANNA PHILIPPI, b. 1850; d. 1850.
 xi. PETRUS PHILIPPI, b. September 21, 1852, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 xii. JOSEPH PHILIPPI, b. April 24, 1856, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.

Generation No. 5

 MATTHIAS PHILIPPI  was born November 30, 1830 in Heckenbach, Rheinland, and died October 07, 1904 in town of How, Oconto County, WI.
He married (1) GERTRUDE LAMBERTZ June 28, 1856 in Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.  She was born January 02, 1834, and died 1877 in Heckenbach, Rheinland.
He married (2) CHRISTINA BRUST November 07, 1878 in Heckenbach, Rheinland, Germany, daughter of MICHAELIS BRUST and CATHARINA BINGS.  She was born October 11, 1845 in Copel, Rheinland, and died 1933 in town of How, Oconto County, WI.

More About MATTHIAS PHILIPPI:
Burial: October 09, 1904, St Michael Cemetery, town of How, Oconto County, WI

More About CHRISTINA BRUST:
Baptism: August 13, 1845, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland
 
Children of MATTHIAS PHILIPPI and GERTRUDE LAMBERTZ are:
 i. ELIZABETH PHILIPPI, b. March 23, 1858, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen; d. March 23, 1858, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland.
 ii. JOHANNES PHILIPPI, b. April 11, 1859, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 iii. MATTHIAS PHILIPPI, b. July 23, 1862, Katholisch, Niederheckenbach, Rheinland, Preussen.
 iv. ANTONE PHILIPPI, b. November 07, 1864.
 v. CATHARINE PHILIPPI, b. December 23, 1866.
 vi. ELIZABETHA PHILIPPI, b. September 24, 1871.

 
Children of MATTHIAS PHILIPPI and CHRISTINA BRUST are:
 vii. MARIA ANNA PHILIPPI, b. July 04, 1879, Neiderheckenbach, Rheinland; d. July 26, 1894, town of How, Oconto County, WI.
 viii. JOSEPH PHILIPPI, b. March 22, 1881, Heckenback, Rheinland; d. Oct. 19, 1963, Oconto Falls, WI, Hospital.
Born In USA:
 ix. JOHN APOLLONARUS/APPOLINARIS PHILIPPI, b. July 22, 1883, New Franken, town of Humbolt,  Brown County, Wi; d. July 19, 1962, Clintonville, WI.  m: Catherine Holl 1908 in Suring
 x. PETER PHILLIP PHILLIPPI1, b. January 09, 1887, New Franken, Brown County, Wi; d. June 26, 1972, Wausaw, Marathon County, Wisconsin; m. RUTH IRENE; b. Abt. 1890, Wisconsin
 xi. ANNA CHRISTINA PHILIPPI, b. February 12, 1889, town of Humbolt, Brown County, Wisconsin; d.   February 05, 1978, Hayes, Oconto County, WI. m: Joseph P Holl  in Suring

 

Endnotes - sources

 1.  County Death Record, Page 642, Death Volume 93 - Vital Records of Marathon County.
 2.  County Death Record, page 642, Death Volume 93 - Vital Records of Marathon County.
 3.  County Death Record, page 210, Death Volume 85 - Vital Records of Marathon County.
 4.  Social Security Death Index, Marathon County, Wisconsin.
 5.  Cemetery Index, Wausau, Wisconsin.
 6.  Obituary, Joseph Philippi, 1964.
 7.  Family Bible.
 8.  Obituary.
 9.  Family Bible.
10.  Obituary, Oconto County Reporter, November 19, 1995.
11.  Obituary.
12.  Family Bible.
13.  Family Bible, Inside Cover of the Catholic Bible, Owned by Catherine Holl Philippi.
14.  Obituary.
15.  Obituary, Oconto County Reporter, Dec. 1981.
16.  Obituary.
17.  Family Bible
18. microfilm: Kirchenbuch, 1676-1952; catalog/93649  Katholische Kirche Niederheckenbach (Heckenbach)
19.
microfilm: Kirchenbuch, 1603-1809; catalog/84169 Katholische Kirche Sankt Lambertus Düsseldorf
20. microfilm:
Kirchenbuch, 1607-1798; catalog/88036 Katholische Kirche Hinsbeck (Kr. Geldern)



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