John Freiderick Japp (1836-1916)

Japp Family Genealogy

Fritz William Japp (1907-1984)

A recent search on the website of Ellis Island shows that from the time they started keeping records in 1892, a total of 96 people with the last name of Japp arrived in America through Ellis Island. My ancestor arrived before that, so I'm sure that several others also arrived before 1892. I'll be happy to start a new line of ancestors, just send in your Japp genealogy information.



More branches of Japp families can be added to this site. Simply email in your Japp genealogy information starting with the oldest known Japp ancestor and their dates of birth, death, marriage, and location. I have seen Japp families listed on the internet in the USA, Britian, Germany, Canada, Scotland, and Australia.


Descendants of John Freiderick Japp

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN FREIDERICK JAPP{1} Sr. was born September 10, 1836 in Holstein, Germany, and died May 09, 1916. He married CATHERINA WIESE, daughter of Asmus Wiese (photo). She was born November 09, 1852 in Holstein, Germany, and died July 02, 1942. Marriage records transcribed to online databases of Scott County, Iowa from 1867 spells her name "Ida Margaretha Catharina Wiese". The next entry is a marriage for "Henry Wiese" on the same day. Source: CelticCousins.net.

John Freiderick Japp came to America in 1857 and settled in Iowa. He married Catherine Ida Wiese in Scott County, Iowa. She came to America in 1865 with her parents. Her 1942 newspaper obituary says they were married in 1869, not 1867 as the transcribed records state. The transcribed records spell "Wiese" but the obituary spells "Weise". The obit also says John and Catherine moved to Omaha where they lived until 1871 when they moved to a farm near Kennard, NE. Later they moved to Nebraska and took up a homestead south-east of Kennard, NE. To this union were born 12 children.

Here is the newspaper obituary of Catherine Wiese Japp. (File is 131k) At the time of her death, Catherine (Wiese) Japp was survived by 11 of her 12 children, 54 grand-children, 69 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Children of JOHN FREIDERICK JAPP and CATHERINE WIESE are:

NameBirthDeathMarriedNo.ChildrenInfo.
JOHN FREIDERICK JAPP{2}24-Sep-1869d. 03-Apr-1962.Bertha Schroeder10Find-A-Grave page
AUGUST HENRY (HINRICH) JAPP20-Nov-187026-Sep-1945Emma Schmuck.15Find-A-Grave page
MINNIE DOROTHEA JAPP19-Feb-187226-July-1962C.E. Schneider?Find-A-Grave page
GUSTAV EMIL JAPP24-Aug-187319-Sep-1899..Find-A-Grave page
WILLIAM LANSA JAPP06-Dec-187509-Dec-1957Dora Harder5Find-A-Grave page
GEORGE HERMAN JAPP18-Aug-187803-Apr-1964Anna Christianen11.
CATHRINA (Katherine) ADELE JAPP23-Jan-188010-May-1952Henry Miller?Find-A-Grave page
EMMA PAULINE JAPP10-Mar-188217-Oct-1960Birch (Buck) Rosenbaum?.
BERTHA (Laura) ELLINORE JAPP22-Feb-188424-Jan-1975Sherman Anderson1+?Obit; Find-A-Grave page
OTTO EDWARD JAPP18-Mar-1886Apr 1974..Find-A-Grave page
ERNEST LUTHER JAPP18-Apr-188925-Apr-1976Elsie S.1 or moreFind-A-Grave page
ELIZABETH IRENE JAPP10-June-189330-July-1955Leslie White?Find-A-Grave page
Bold name Indicates that more information for that person is listed on the next generation page.

Otto Edward Japp died at Blair, Nebraska in April 1974, according to SSDI records located at Ancestry.com internet site.


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[Footnotes in reverse chronological order]
  • Pictures and information from
  • Correspondence with MRS. DARLENE JAPP HARPER, provided the pictures in the Photo Album and more details on the family of her grandfather WILLIAM LANSA JAPP (1875-1957) and her father FRITZ WILLIAM JAPP (1907-1984).
  • Correspondence with MR. RICHARD SCOTT JAPP, provided more details on the family of WILLIAM LANSA JAPP (1875-1957).
  • Correspondence with Laurel Paulson-Pierce, whose great-aunt was BERTHA SCHRODER JAPP(1882-1975), wife of John F. Japp {2}. Laurel provided data on the family of JOHN FREIDERICK JAPP{2}(1869-1962) that was researched by her aunt, Elinor Jeannette (Elijean) Paulson George in 1983 for a Schroeder-Schröder family genealogy.
  • Correspondence with MR. JOHN E. JAPP, Sr., a son of ERNEST LUTHER JAPP(1889-1976). Business website.
  • Correspondence with MRS. RUBY JAPP WINGATE, a daughter of AUGUST HENRY JAPP(1870-1945) provided data on that family.
  • Correspondence with MRS. JOANN MARIE JACOB JAPP, provided data on the family of WALTER HENRY JAPP (1901-1989).
  • Correspondence with MRS. JEANNIE DAVIS JAPP, provided the base of this project's data and is should be credited for the research work noted in below references.
  • SSDI is the Social Security Death Index available online at Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com.
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.7169.21
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.193
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.147
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.141
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.112.7.66096.135
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.183
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.169
  • California Death Records Internet.
  • Correspondence with MRS. EVELYN JAPP ULREY.
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.138
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 17, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.199
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jan 19, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.123985.174
  • Once Upon A Time.FTW, Date of Import: Oct 17, 1999.
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 17, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.134169.172
  • Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.112.7.143245.97