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Some of this information taken from a family tree posted on ancestry.com. Many thanks to the descendents of Lawrence Philipp for info and photo identification on his mother's page.

Lawrence August Philipp

2-11-1899 to 7-12-1980



1887-Louise Philipp (King)

1893-Rose Philipp (Donahue Gray Kurtz)





Alice C. Ogden

6-4-1902 to July 1975




 current generations not listed to protect their privacy



August Philipp


Lena Pfleger Philipp

spouse's parents:

George Washington Ogden



Annie Jane Hopkins 1871-1923

maternal grandparents:

Jean/Johannes Pfleger & Katharine Walter

paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:

1841-Walter Karl; 1842-Katharine; 1844-Karl; 1845-Johann (died as infant); c.1847-Johannes Pfleger; c.1849-Franz Pfleger; 1850-Elizabeth (died at 4); 1852-August; 1854-Peter; 1856-Elisabetha (Schaeffer)


paternal aunts & uncles:


1900 census, Concord, MI:

August "Phillips," born Jan. 1858 in Germany, immigrated 1881, naturalized, 16 years in present marriage, home owned free, occupation: butcher

Wife Lena H., born Oct. 1859 in Germany, immigrated 1881, mother of three, all three living

Daughter Rosa F., born Aug. 1884 in Michigan

Daughter Louisa K. born July 1887 in Michigan

Son Lawrence A., born Feb. 1898 in Michigan.

Also in the house: boarders William Hauser, age 20 (born in Michigan) and Louis Eppler, 48 (born in Germany), both butchers, both single.



Hamburg's passenger lists show Lena Philipp, age 48, of Jackson, MI, and son Lorenz, age 9, departing from Cuxhaven headed for NY via Southampton and Cherbourg, traveling 2nd class on the ship Amerika on 10-3-1907. New York's passenger lists show the Amerika arriving from Cuxhaven with US citizens Lena Pfleger, age 48, and son Lorenz, age 9, on 10-12-1907. The only other column filled out is for occupation, and Lena's is listed as "none."


1910 census, Concord, on Concord St.:

August K (or R) Philipp, 51, married 26 years, born Germany, immigrated 1882, profession: meat market--illegible (looks like "potace packer"??)

Wife Lena Philipp, 50, immigrated 1882.

Son Lawrence A., 12, no profession.

Boarder Louis Eppler, 58, still single, and also, like August, a "potace packer" in the meat market. (Dad suggests maybe it said "retail packer." Eh.)


1918 draft registration

Lawrence August Philipp, born 2-11-1898, with hazel eyes and brown hair, of medium height and slender build. Permanent address looks like Curring? Apts, Ann Arbor, MI. Occupation: S.A.T.C. (Student Army Training Corps), employer's name: USA, place of employment: Fort Sheridan, Lake Co IL. Nearest kin: Mrs. A.C. Philipp.


1920 census, Ann Arbor, Michigan:

Lena Philipp, 59, widowed, housekeeper (and my favorite census glitch--her birthplace is listed as "Perveria," instead of Bavaria).

Son Lawrence, age 21, instruction at University of Michigan.


1930 census Wayne Co. Detroit

Lawrence Philipp, 31, born Michigan of parents born in Germany, profession: research engineer for electric (illegible).

Spouse: Alice, 27, born in California of parents born in California.

Daughter P**, 0 months old, born in Michigan.


Email from his daughter in 2008 said, "Lawrence Philipp, my father, received his BA from the University of Michigan and his PH.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Chemical Engineering.  He became Vice-President of Nash-Kelvinator.  He designed all the Kelvinator refrigerators. He had two daughters...my father was very much involved in air-conditioning and actually put central air into our home in Detroit in 1945 plus double glazed windows."


The Social Security Death Index has a Lawrence A. Philipp, born 2-11-1899 in Michigan, (SSN issued in Michigan), died 7-12-1980 in Santa Clara, California, last residence in Los Gatos, CA.