Joseph W. Ropp b. 30 Jan 1840 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL d. 10 Jun 1920 Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph W. Ropp

Male 1840 - 1920  (80 years)


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  • Name Joseph W. Ropp  [1
    Born 30 Jan 1840  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1920  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  [2
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I5669  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 

    Father Bishop Andrew Ropp,   b. 6 Sep 1807,   d. 11 Jun 1890, Bureau Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Jacobina Vercler,   b. 27 Apr 1811,   d. 24 Jul 1885  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1834 
    • by Christian Engel
    Family ID F3973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine (Kate) Ropp,   b. 6 Apr 1843, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1907, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 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 - 30 Jan 1840 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1920 - 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 
    • Ropp. - Joseph W. Ropp was born near Pekin, Ill., Jan 30, 1840; died July 10, 1920, at the old home near Tremont, Ill.; aged 80 y. 5 m. 10 d. 

      He united in marriage with Catharine (Ropp) Gerber March 11, 1866. This union was blessed with five sons, four of whom survive him. His beloved companion and the youngest son preceded him to eternity. 

      He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. 

      Funeral at the Pleasant Grove Church July 12 conducted by A. A. Schrock and Simon Litwiller from Matt. 25:34 and 11 Cor. 5:1-15. 

      He leaves besides his children, 10 grandchildren, one brother, one sister, and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. [3]

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

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave.

    3. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40926346/joseph-w-ropp.


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