Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Norman Kropf[1]

Male 1878 - 1936  (57 years)


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  • Name Norman Kropf 
    Born 28 Aug 1878  Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00059-3945.2 
    Died 14 Aug 1936  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I15909  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Jonathan C. Kropf,   b. 5 Dec 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1908, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Matilda Hostetler,   b. 23 Sep 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1890, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1876  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lorena Estella Betzner,   b. 26 Feb 1881, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1916  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. James Emmett "Emmett" Kropf,   b. 1917, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1996, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Lieutenant Lorne Edward Kropf,   b. 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1966, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F2842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Norman Kropf

      The death occurred at his home in Kitchener on Friday evening, August 14th of Mr. Norman Kropf, a former resident of New Hamburg. He had been in poor health for several months, but a paralytic stroke suffered in the forenoon resulted in his death.

      The deceased was in his 58th year, being born on August 28th, 1878, at Pine Hill, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Kropf. He spent practically all his life in this community where he had a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

      The late Mr. Kropf was an active member of the First English Lutheran Church at Kitchener and was a member of the brotherhood of that church. He was married to Lorena Betzner, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Betzner, of New Hamburg, who besides his two sons, Emmett and Lorne, both at home, are left to mourn his death. He also leaves three brothers and one sister, Herbert Kropf, New Hamburg, Edwin, of Earl Grey, Sask., Jacob of Stratford, and Mrs. Lovina Gerrard, of Toronto.

      The funeral was held on Monday afternoon with services at the Schreiter-Sandrock funeral home in Kitchener, conducted by Rev. Mr. Hertel, followed by internment in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

      Quite a number of relatives and friends from New Hamburg and district attended the last sad rites.


      New Hamburg Independent, August 15, 1936

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      Married - The marriage of Miss Lorena Betzner, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Isaac Betzner, of this town, to Mr. Norman Kropf, also from here, was solemnized by Rev. Mr. Behrens, pastor of the English Lutheran Church at Berlin, on Wednesday. Owing to the recent bereavement in the bride's family the wedding was a quiet affair. The newly married couple left on a short wedding trip and intend to leave here for Ceylon, Sask., where they intend to locate. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous wedded life.


      New Hamburg Independent, March 3, 1916

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 825.

    2. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, 15 Aug 1936.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 1.

    4. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Norman Kropf/ 1878-1936/ his wife/ Lorena Betzner/ 1881-1937

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 27.

    6. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 20.

    7. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011016-76.
      Jonathan Kropf, 31, occ. Carpenter, b. Wilmot, res. Wilmot, son of Christian & Maria Married Mathilda Hostetter, 21, b. Wilmot, res. Wilmot, daughter of Moses & Margareth, Witn Henry & Mary Ann Hostetter of Wilmot, 1 February 1876 in New Hamburg.

    8. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, March 3, 1916.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1878 - Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1916 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1936 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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