Biography - D Zepp

D. H. ZEPP, attorney, Nokomis, born in Carroll County, Md., in 1845, the son of Samuel and Caroline C. (ZIMMERMAN) ZEPP; he, a farmer, born in Maryland in 1822, was married in 1843, and is still living there; she, born in Maryland, is still living; they had nine children - five sons and four daughters - of whom our subject is the oldest; he received a good common-school education, and, by working on a farm for $6 per month, he was enabled to continue his studies; at the age of eighteen, he began teaching school, and, after having taught school in the county for one year, he became Principal of the Westminster, in Maryland. He was married, in 1874, to Ella Beaver, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (HAMMETT) BEAVER. Mr. ZEPP was elected to the Thirtieth General Assembly, and received the second largest majority of any member in the House. He began reading law with Judge John E. SMITH, of Maryland, in 1866; admitted to the bar in 1868, and came West in 1869; he was Principal of the Public School at Hillsboro one year, and at Nokomis two years. Mr. ZEPP is a Republican, a Knight Templar, and a self-made man; not only has he been successful as an educator, but also as a financier, now owning 400 acres of land near Tower Hill, as well as property in Nokomis.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 324.

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