Frances “Fannie” Traphegen Rippel


President of the Home for Aged and Respectable Women from 1929-1934, and a longterm board member and volunteer. Lived in Newark from at least 1900-1930. She was president of the Heidelberg Guild of the First Reformed Church.

Upon his death her husband established the Fannie Rippel Foundation in her honor which is still active.


Cummings, Charles, F. Noted Newarkers’ philanthropy kept cultural flame burning. Star Ledger Mar 16, 2000

Census records

“Mrs. Julius Rippel, Broker’s Wife Dies in Newark” Courier News Feb 6, 1943

R22, Rippel, Julius (Mrs.) – Pres. Nwk. Clearing House Assoc. – 1933-, Newark News Morgue

“Mrs. Julius Rippel” New York Times Feb 6, 1943

Rippel Foundation History

Rippel Family Papers, New Jersey Historical Society