Margaret Lucia <I>Lepper</I> Rundell

Margaret Lucia Lepper Rundell

Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 May 1904 (aged 56)
Burial Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section Annex, Block 58, Lot East
Memorial ID 163086411 · View Source
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Margaret Lucia Lepper was born on November 28, 1847, in Clinton, Iowa to Phylinda Walrod, age 19, and Ira N Lepper, age 23.

28 Nov 1847 • Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States


Margaret Lucia Lepper married Andrew Hoffman on November 1, 1869, in Clinton, Iowa, when she was 21 years old


The 11 children of Phylinda Walrod, 1828 and I. N. Lepper,

1. Margaret Lucia, bn Nov. 28, 1847, md Andrew Hoffman. Their children were Paul (# 135388620), Pearl (# 135388621) and Carl (# 135388610), live at Sioux City ,

SOURCE- Walrod Genealogy, 1942


Her husband Andrew passed away in 1880 at the age of 34. They had been married 11 years. (Unsourced)

Margaret Lucia Lepper married Lannes Runnell (sic) in 1890 when she was 43 years old. (SEE UPDATE below-)

SOURCE- Thomas family tree by bill stuehrenberg

NOTE- In the 1900 census the surname is RUNDELL, first name Lannis/Lannes he has been married for 10 years to Margaret and step-daughter Pearl, b. April 1875 is in the household. As is Carl Hoffman and wife Jessie. At 515 Bluff St., Sioux City, Woodbury, Ia. Lannes was a piano tuner.

Variations of Lannis' name:

1860- Lannus
1870- Lannis
1880- Lannes
1895- Lawrens
1910- Lannas
1920- Lannas
1930- Lannes


UPDATE- Margaret Lucia Lepper Hoffman married Lannes Rundell 1 Aug 1898 when both were 47 years old. (Located 22 Aug 2017)
His Father: Luther Rundell Mother: Sarah Lancaster
SEE added photo of license/marriage certificate.

NOTE- Yet they appear as married in the 1895 IA census (?).


MORE on Pearl in the Iowa, Births and Christenings Index:

Name: Pearl Myrtle Andeen Hoffman
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1875
Birth Place: Welton, Clinton, Iowa, United States
Father: Andrew Hoffman
Mother: Margaret Lucia Lepper
FHL Film Number: 1451574

NOTE- Middle name perhaps Ardeen.

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Pearlie A. Hoffman
Age: 5
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1880: Crystal, Tama, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Occupation: Attending School

Household Members:
Name Age
Ira N. Lepper 55
Philinda Lepper 51
Alma Lepper 21
Ira E. Lepper 15
John H. Lepper 10
William B. Lepper 5
Carl C. Hoffman 6
Pearlie A. Hoffman 5

(NOTE- it appears the father has died and Margaret has left Carl and Pearl with her parents. Where is Margaret and son Paul?)

(NOTE- There is a Paul Hoffman enumerated in 1880 as a nephew living with Frank and Mary Hoffman in Greenfield, Jones. Ia. He is 10 with father b. Switzerland and mother b. Ia. Frank also b. Switzerland of parents same. This certainly seems to be the right Paul H.)

Iowa, State Census, 1895:

Name: Pearl Hoffman
Age: 20
Race: White
Birthplace: Clinton Co IA
Residence: Fourth Ward

Iowa State Census, 1905:

Name: Pearl Hoffman
Birth Year: 1875
Birth Place: Iowa
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Marital Status: Single
Residence Year: 1905

1900 United States Federal Census

Name Age
Sanne Rundell 50
Margaret Rundell 52
Pearl Hoffman 25

1910 United States Federal Census

Name Age
Carl C Hoffman 36
Jessie E Hoffman 32
Carl C Hoffman Jr. 2
Pearl M A Hoffman 35
Sannas Remdill 57 (stepfather) (horrible handwriting)
Residence Place: Woodbury, Iowa, United States
Father Birth Place: Switzerland
Mother Birth Place: Iowa
FHL Film Number: 001430691


NOTE: Burial places of Margaret's husbands have not yet been located.


NOTE- Re: Margaret's stepdaughter-

Jennie, also known as Jennett in the 1930 census, was born 28 July, 1878 in NY to Lannes Rundell and Alice Mason (perhaps Hubbard, as stated on her marriage certificate), who were married 13 Nov 1875 at Alpena Co., MI. Their home in 1880 was at Farmersville, Cattaraugus, New York. Her mother died about 1881; her father remarried about 1898 to Margaret Lucia Walrod Hoffman, a widow.
Jennie appears in the 1895 Iowa state census with them at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Jennie married Arthur Singer Hughson about 1894, according to the 1900 census. (Actually 1896.) They had daughters Judith and Artha. Arthur Died in 1927 at Sebastian County, Arkansas. He was buried in Floyd cemetery, Woodbury Co. IA beside two other Hughsons of unknown relationship; one might be his father. Jennie, widowed, and her daughters are enumerated in the 1930 census in the household of her father Lannes Rundell, who was also once again widowed. They are living in Fort Smith, Sebastian, AK.

Some trees have Lannes dying in OK about 1937 but no source has been found.

Jennie died in 1971 at Muskegon, MI, while residing with her daughter Artha Bernice Hughson Flynn. Jennie has Find A Grave Memorial# 110690337.

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  • Created by: Kent Gebhard
  • Added: 23 May 2016
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