FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 713-714.

          Lieut. Henry A. W. Kipp, farmer, was born in Prussia, December 8, 1843, the second of seven children of Herman H. and Christina E. (Stock-dick) Kipp, natives of the same country, and born in 1816 and 1818 respectively. The grandfather, William Kipp, and all the ancestors were probably of the same nationality. The father received a good business education and married about 1839. In 1845 be came through Baltimore to Dresden, Ohio, where he engaged for seven years in buying stock, but afterward farmed, living there, with the exception of three years in Licking County, Ohio, until his death ih Hamilton County, August 29, 1883, while on a visit to his son. The mother died near Frazeysburg, Ohio, May 17, 1876. Both were for over thirty years devout members of the Methodist Church. Besides his education at Dresden, our subject took a coupe of three months at Zanesville, Ohio, Commercial College. At eighteen he enlisted in Company G, Forty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in the battles of Dutten Hill, Ky., in pursuit of Morgan through Indiana and Ohio, the siege of Knoxville, London, and numerous minor engagements, mostly in Tennessee and Kentucky.  He remained in his command until made second lieutenant of a colored company of heavy artillery. After eleven months he was made first lieutenant, and so continued until his discharge March 31, 1866. After a tour through the West, he returned home and took a three months' course at the Zanesville Commercial College, and next year was a bookkeeper for a firm in Cincinnati. In November 1868, he married Melissa J., daughter of Charles and Anna Morrow, and born in 1845, in Muskingum County, Ohio. Their seven children are Anna, Elizabeth, Louisa, Milton A., Henrietta M., Frederick W. and Clarence N. He sold the farm he had settled on in Muskingum County, and in 1881 came to Hamilton County, where he has since lived on his present fine farm of 190 acres, two miles south of McLeansboro. He has also about 110 acres about eight miles northeast of McLeansboro, all of which is the result of his business ability. Politically he was reared a Democrat, but has been a Republican since the beginning of the war, voting first for Lincoln. He is a prominent and active member of the G. A. R. and the F. M. B. A- He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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