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Allen Clayton Deppe
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1862
Albrightsville
Carbon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1947
Nescopeck
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

He was the son of German immigrant John Henry Deppe Jr. and his wife Sarah Johanna (nee Hoffman). He was a farmer and a lumberman. He moved to Berwick sometime before the 1920 census and was employed by American Car & foundry Co. as a carpenter, until his retirement.

He married Hulda Roseanna Searfoss Oct 4, 1884 in Carbon Co., PA by Rev. Abraham Bartholomew. Together they had about 23, yes 23, children. Many were twins and many died young.
The following is an extract from "The Bulletin" vol II, No. 7, Feb 1920, Berwick, PA. (An American Car and Foundry Newsletter.) -- "A NATION'S BIGGEST ASSET. It is likely that A. C. Deppe of the Wood Car Department, stands at the head of the big-family class. Twenty-one children have come into their home, of whom fourteen are living. There were five sets of twins - and he didn't have a wholesale license either."

He married for a second time after Hulda's death. She was Lou Murphy (nee Lambert) of Franklin, KY. Her husband had died in 1915 and she was earning a living as a dress maker in Springfield, Illinois. She apparently was a sort of "mail-order bride" and the marriage didn't come up to expectations and was shortly ended either by annulment or divorce "


He died in Nescopeck, Luzerne Co. while living with his daughter Esther. He is buried near the flagpole. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henry Deppe (1826 - 1891)
  Sarah Johanna Hoffman Deppe (1835 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Hulda Roseanna Searfoss Deppe (1864 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Christina Deppe Henry (1886 - 1930)*
  Esther R. Deppe Thiel (1896 - 1987)*
  Vernon G. Deppe (1896 - 1929)*
  Edmund Deppe (1905 - 1905)*
  Nina Alberta Deppe (1905 - 1907)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nelson Reinhart Deppe (1858 - 1910)*
  Allen Clayton Deppe (1862 - 1947)
  Dennis F. Deppe (1863 - 1928)*
  Delilah Ann Deppe Deppe (1869 - 1951)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Deppe (1875 - 1875)*
  William Harrison Deppe (1875 - 1877)*
  Eliza Ann Deppe (1881 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Berwick
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 2011
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