Karl Friedrich Ludwig* Pappe was born in Stotternheim in 1857 and he probably died before 1915. One of five brothers, he was the son of (Johann) Gottfried Wilhelm Pappe (1811-1894) and (Johanna) Catherina Heinemann (1824-?). As a young man he moved from Stotternheim to Leipzig, which is about 25 miles to the northeast of Stotternheim. In Leipzig he Karl was a master baker, a position that could be achieved only after training as an apprentice (Lehr), passing a test (Geselensprüfung) and then working as a journeyman (Geselle) baker for many years. At that time, only persons who had reached master status could own a business and train apprentices.
Karl married a woman named Auguste, who was born in 1857. We are still searching for marriage records or other documentation to find out her maiden name. In 1921 Auguste came to the US, accompanied by her son Carl Arthur Pappe. Here she lived with Carl and his brother Arno Curt Pappe. She died in 1928 and is buried in Albuquerque with her son, Carl, who died there in 1938.
* The civil birth record of Karl's son, Arno Curt Pappe, states that his third name was Louis, not Ludwig. This could be either an error in reading Karl's baptism record or an error in Arno's birth record.