Johan Jacob Hipqe (or Hipke)
by Amy Whipkey
(Bixby, Oklahoma, USA)
I have been researching my family tree and have found that Johan Jacob Hipqe (or Hipke)(changed to Whipkey after he arrived in America) was born in Wissembourg in 1739.
He stowed away on a ship to America when he was 16 and all of my relatives can be traced, by blood, directly to him, all 4000+ of them.
I would like to know how I can find relatives, if any exist, in Wissembourg.