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Dr. Austin W. Peppers., Yuma

Monroe County, Iowa

In 1880 Monroe County, Iowa, William Pepper is 47, Marteena 42, He has a retail implement shop. Sherman is 15, Florence 12, Frederick 6, Roy 4, Austin 2, Lamont four months. Stepson Grant "Hiserman" is 11.
(Martina was in Monroe County in 1870, 32, married to John Heiserman 35, with Louis 9, John D. 7, and Martina G. 1 - this is a male, so it must be Martin Grant Heiserman.)

Grant Martin Heiserman was born to John Jacob Heiserman and Martina Adlon in Albia on December 10, 1870, and died at age 84 in North Carolina, an electrical engineer.
He died in Gastonia, North Carolina January 25, 1955, and was to be buried in Albia.
William was in Appanoose County in 1870, farming, 36, with Martha J. 35, Wiliam C. 16, Francis 14, Mary A. 11, Drusilla 9, David S. 3 and Florence L. 1.
Martha J.D. Peppers 1834-1874 is buried in Appanoose County, # 73107976.

January 21, 1909 Avery Iowa items "W. A. Peppers is the new doctor with rooms at the New Avery hotel."

October 24, 1903
Fred C. Peppers, age 24, born at Milledgeville, Iowa to William Peppers and Martha J. Houck, married Eliza Whitemarsh, 20, in Monroe County May 17, 1897.

In 1900 Monroe County, Iowa, Austin W. Peppers born April 1878 in Iowa, is with parents Wm. M. Juen 1833 North Carolina, and Martina Sept 1838 Germany, married 25 years. Grand-daughter Martina Lowrey April 1886 in Iowa is with them (she must be Drusilla and Micheal Lowrey's daughter...(

November 26, 1901 "Austin Peppers, one of our Albia boys, attending college at St. Louis, visited over Sunday here."

D.S. Peppers 1863-1933 is buried in Monroe County # 46429907.

September 1902 Yuma " Dr. Peppers has rented a nice suite of rooms in the second story of the Borley brick, where he will be found waiting to answer all calls."

September 16, 1902 "Dr. Austin Peppers, of Yuma, Col., arrived in Albia Friday, called here by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Wm. Peppers."
September 25, 1902 "Dr. Austin W. Peppers, of Yuma, Colorado, returned home Sunday night after a week's visit with his parents, Mr. and Ms. Wm. Peppers."

July 14, 1903 Albia "Dr. Austin Peppers departed yesterday for Yuma, Colorado. He has been making the parental W.M. Pepper s home a visit for the past ten days."

September 25, 1903 "Dr. A. W. Peppers will leave us tonight for Albia, Iowa, where he will enter into partnership with an old practicing physician. While Dr. was a young man in his profession, he was thorough in all branches and considered so by all citizens of Yuma.
We are sorry to lose him, and sincerely wish him success in his new field. He enjoyed a good practice during his fourteen months residence here in Eastern Colorado."

November 6, 1903 Yuma "We received a letter today from Dr. Peppers, who is now located at Springview, Nebraska."
September 22, 1905 Wray " Dr. Austin Peppers of Springview, Neb., but formerly of Yuma, was in our town between trains Thursday."

December 1, 1909 Humeston Iowa "Mrs. William Peppers, a pioneer resident of Albia is dead following a long illness from a complication of diseases."

December 31, 1909 "Mr. R. C. Peppers leaves next Monday morning for Albia, Iowa, to attend the funeral of his father, who died last Monday at an advanced age and after a long illness. Roy's mother died only a month ago. Brighton Blade"

December 19, 1909 Ottumwa Iowa Courior -Albia items.

December 23, 1909
January 1, 1910
November 22, 1907 "Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Peppers, the wife of Dr. Austin Peppers."

Nellie Peppers 1884-1907 is buried in Nance County, Nebraska # 108632089.

February 19, 1910 "Dr. Austin Peppers of Avery surprised his friends by taking unto himself a wife, Miss Ada Moyle, in the past few weeks, just when, his friends are still uncertain."

June 10, 1911 Albia "Dr. Austin Peppers of Avery was in Albia on professional business Monday."

April 1914 Avery "Mrs. A. W. Peppers was an Albia visitor last week."

Dr. Austin W. Peppers 1878-1940 is buried in Albia # 108631860, with Ada (Moyle) Peppers 1881-1963.

National Guard Medical Captain And C. C. C. Physician Taken By Death

Birmingham---Dr. Austin W. Peppers, 61, died at his home in Birmingham Friday at 9:26 p.m. after a long illness.
He was born April 17, 1878 at Albia. He is survived by his wife; a son, Dr. Tracey Peppers of Greeley, Colo., and a daughter, Miss Martina Peppers of Eddyville. Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church at Birmingham, Tuesday at 1 p.m., and burial will be at Albia. The body is at the Catcott funeral home.
Dr. Peppers was physician at C. C. C. camps at Ottumwa, Sigourney, Oakville, Fairfield and Keosauqua and had continued in this work to the time of his last illness. He was a captain in the medical corps of the Iowa national guard and had been connected with this service for many years.
He had practiced medicine at Hudson, Colo., and Birmingham.



Austin W. Pepper M. D., was born in Albia Iowa, April 17, 1878, and died at his home in Birmingham March 8, 1940, at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 21 days. His parents were William and Martina Peppers. He was educated in the Albia school and at Penn college in Oskaloosa. He received his medical education from the Barnes Medical college in St. Louis.
He practiced his profession at Avery, Iowa, in Hudson, Colo., and at Birmingham, Iowa, to which place he came in 1924. Dr. Peppers was for thirteen and one-half years a Captain in the Medical Detachment of the 133rd Infantry of the Iowa National Guard, and was promoted to Major Dec. 1, 1939. He was also a Major in the Reserve Officers, for the past four years he had acted as surgeon in various CCC camps.
He was married to Miss Nettie Van Scholack December, 1903, and she died Nov. 19, 1907. He was married to Miss Ada Moyle Feb. 3, 1910, who survives him, together with two children, Tracey D. Peppers, M. D. of Greeley, Colo., and Martina Peppers of Eddyville. There are also two grandchildren, Shirley Dell and Janice Arline Peppers, a brother Roy C. of Hudson, Colo., three half-brothers, Fred Peppers of Dwyer, Wyoming, Grant Heiserman of Albia, and John Heiserman of Yuma, Colo., and one half-sister, Mrs. Florence White of Red Hook, New York.
He made his confession of faith in the Christian church at Hudson and has retained his membership there. He was also a member of the Masonic Freternity and of the Van Buren Medical Society.
Dr. Peppers was not only honorable and painstaking in the practice of his profession but loving and generous in his home, anxious to do his part in public affairs, a good neighbor and friend. He valued very highly the opportunity to influence for good the lives of young men through his contacts in the Guard and the camps.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Birmingham Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, Howard C. Irvine. Interment at Albia.

Source: Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society Obituary Book B, page 3 & 4, Keosauqua Public Library; Keosauqua, IA

December 1957 Greeley "Dr. and Mrs. Tracy D. Peppers of 1520 Thirteenth avenue will tn ertain their two daughters, Shirey and Janice, Ralph Hinst and tlrs. Ada Peppers of Denver mother of Dr. Peppers, Christmas day."

April 22, 1958 Greeley
Dr. and Mrs. Tracy D. Peppers were congratulated by 250 friends Sunday afternoon when they called at their home, 1520 13th Ave. The occasion was their thirtieth wedding anniversary. Hostesses at the open house were their daughters, Shirley and Jan. Dr. and Mrs. Peppers were married April 21, 1928 at Iowa City, Iowa where he was attending medical school and Mrs. Peppers was a dietitian at Children's hospital. After graduating from medical school in 1930, Dr. Peppers interned at Mercy hospital at Des Moines. When he finished his internship the couple came to Greeley where they have resided for the past 27 years. The reception table was covered with a lace cloth over pink. The centerpiece was a combination of pink flowers, white beauty berries and greens on a mirror, with small figurines, carrying out the pink theme. On either side of the centerpiece were two crystal candlesticks holding lighted pink tapers. The cake was frosted in white and decorated in pink rosebuds. Napkins, minis and punch furthered the color scheme. Mrs. Peppers' twin sister, Mrs. M. M. Carpenter, assisted with the open house. Others helping pour were Mrs. Donald Brown, cousin of Mrs. Peppers, Mrs. Theodore E. Heinz and Mrs. Homer Winter. For the anniversary party, Mrs. Peppers wore a mauve pink lace dress and corsage of a large purple catlleya orchid. Her corsage and the white carnation boutonniere worn by Dr. Peppers were gifts from their daughters. The Peppers' home was filled with flowers sent as anniversary gifts by their friends, and they also received a deluge of congratulatory cards.


Greeley, Colorado August 5, 1963

"Services for Mrs. Ada Peppers 81, of 1520 13th Ave., were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Albia, Iowa.
Mrs. Peppers died Saturday at the Weld County General Hospital. She was born Aug. 9, 1881, in log cabin at Avery, Iowa, and was reared and graduated from high school there. She was married to Austin W. Peppers Feb. 1910, at Burlington, Iowa, and they lived in Avery where he w......Surviving are one son Dr. Tracey D. Peppers of Greeley and one daughter Mrs. A.im..r..ld of Orland Califonia, There d... three grandhildren"

Ada (Moyle) Peppers 1881-1963 is buried in Albia # 108631676.

August 10, 1963 Greeley "A Greeley doctor and his wife and their married daughter were hospitalized at Hastings, Neb., Friday, following an auto accident near Sutton, 40 miles east of Hastings. They are Dr. and Mrs. Tracy Peppers, 1520 13th Ave., and their daughter, Mrs. Mac Johnson of Denver.
Mrs. Peppers' sister, Mrs. M. M. Carpenter, 1718 12th Ave., told the Tribune the accident ocurred Friday. She said a doctor in Hastings said the injuries were "quite bad "... matter of life ...and Mrs. Peppers suffered a broken arm and Dr. Peppers sustained a fractured jaw. The trio was returning from the funeral at Albia, Iowa, of Dr. Peppers' mother. They left Greeley Tuesday. Tire I funeral was held Thursday. Dr. Peppers reported that he elieves they will all be released ·om the hospital in about a week. They are at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. "


June 20, 1974
"Dr. and Mrs. Tracy Peppers and Mrs. M. M. Carpenter drove to Ames, Iowa, last week to attend the golden anniversary reunion of the class of 1924 of Iowa State University. Mrs. Peppers and Mrs. Carpenter are both graduates of the class. There was an elaborate celebration which lasted three days. This was the largest class reunion to date at Iowa State. On Saturday at an impressive ceremony in Great Hall at the university, each class member was given a gold medal and a golden diploma in recognition of their many years as loyal alumni of the university. While in Ames, the Peppers and Mrs. Carpenter stayed witli a cousin, Mrs. Alice Failor and her husband, Sam. After the reunion a few days were spent in Ames visiting friends. The Peppers returned to Greeley and Mrs. Carpenter flew to California to attend the high school graduation of her granddaughter, Diane, the daughter of Dean Carpenter who is connected with the space program in Los Angeles."

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