Catharine (Kate) Ropp b. 6 Apr 1843 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL d. 21 May 1907 Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Catharine (Kate) Ropp

Female 1843 - 1907  (64 years)


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  • Name Catharine (Kate) Ropp  [1
    Born 6 Apr 1843  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 May 1907  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I5665  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 

    Father Jacob Ropp,   b. 7 May 1817, Altkirch, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1895, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Schlegal,   b. 13 Jan 1823, Bourogne, Upper Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1901  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1842  Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacob Gerber,   b. 20 Oct 1837, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1864, Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1861 
    Children 
     1. Bishop Samuel Gerber,   b. 8 Sep 1863, Carlock, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1929, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2004 
    Family ID F3969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph W. Ropp,   b. 30 Jan 1840, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1920, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1866 
    Children 
     1. Asa Ropp
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F3972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1843 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1907 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Witness Vol 3, No 13 26 June 1907

      Ropp - Catharine Ropp was born April 6, 1843; died May 21, 1907: aged 64y, 1m, 15d. 
      She leaves a sorrowing husband, six sons, and twelve grandchildren to mourn her departure. 

      Sister Ropp accepted her Savior in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and lived a faithful Christian life till she was called from this world to a better one; therefore we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral at Pleasant Grove, near Tremont, Ill. Services were conducted by J C Birkey, Peter D Schertz and Joseph Burcky. Rest in peace.
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      Lived near Pekin, near the Schrock family.

      “After a brief education, Catharine Ropp united in marriage with Jacob Gerber in 1861, and they moved to a farm in the vicinity of Carlock. Little is known of their home life due to the untimely death of her husband. It is known, however, that after Jacob’s death she was courted by a cousin, Joseph Ropp, who was son of Bishop Andrew Ropp and Jacobina (Vercler) Ropp. She married her first cousin Joseph Ropp on March 11, 1866, after he returned from a trip to Germany. They moved to the Ropp farm two and one-half miles northwest of Tremont. Here they built a house, which later became a “meeting house” where worship services were held regularly.... [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S284] Bishop Samuel Gerber: A Brief Look at the Lives and Times of His Ancestors, Family, and Decendents, Ruth Gerber King.

    2. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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