Andreas (Andrew) Liptow was born in 1827, Rosenfelter, Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany.

Andreas married Maria Sophia Marski or Marska, born 1840 Germany

They had 2 sons:

Johan (John) born 1860, Germany
August Adolph born 1862, Deutchcrom, Germany

Andreas and his family departed Hamburg, Germany on April 30, 1863 *, destination Quebec City, Canada. Son Johan was 3, August Sr was 9 months.

1870 census for Ecorse Michigan lists the family with mistaken spelling (Anann Liptoff, wife Sophia, sons John and August)

1880 census shows Andrew and son John living in Wyandotte. Don’t know where August was then.

August married Julia Kramer (B: 7 Oct 1871 in Sandusky, Sandusky, Ohio) and had 8 children:

Ida Matilda
Mary Rose
Julia Alma
Andrew Charles
Eva J
August A
Angela R
Imelda C


The 1900 Federal Census for Wyandotte:

Living at the Pine Street home/store:

August Liptow 37
Julia Liptow 28
Ida Liptow 4
Mary Liptow 3
Julia Liptow 6/12
Andrew Liptow 72
William Kramer 23 boarder, grocery store clerk is Julia’s brother
Arthar Rothdow 18 boarder, grocery store clerk. Rothdow is Julia’s mother’s maiden name, so am guessing Arthar is Julia’s cousin.

There is a 22 year old John Liptow buried next to August and Julia Liptow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Dad didn’t know who this John was so I searched around and I believe he is the son of August’s brother John.

update: 8-15-2016: Death certificate for John Henry Liptow, aged 22, died of tuberculosis in 1909.

John, son of Andreas, brother to August Sr, was married to Amelia Nebe.  On the 1900 census, John is shown living in Detroit, with his 2 sons, George and John Jr. John Sr is listed as divorced. I found that John Sr and Amelia also had a daughter, Anna. When Amelia and John divorced, Anna went with her mother. Mother Amelia remarried in 1899 to a man named Hefendorf and they lived in Detroit.

On a non-population 1880 census of Exeter, Monroe county, John Sr is shown as owning 5 acres of tilled land and 35 acres woodland. On the 1880 Federal Census of Wyandotte, Andrew (Andreas) is listed as living with John on Pine St. On Cherry St lives Amelia (15) and her family. That must be how John and Amelia met. I do not know where August was at the time, but his mother died in 1877, On this 1880 census, Andrew is 55, retired laborer, John Sr is 20, iron mill worker. He and Amelia married sometime between 1880 and 1883 when their oldest child, George was born. I am assuming that this Pine Street address is where the Liptow store/home became.