Waterloo Region Generations
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Jacob D. Kropf

Male Cal 1852 - 1920  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Jacob D. Kropf 
    Born CALC 22 Mar 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-187121 
    Died 30 Jun 1920  near, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mount Hermon Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I187121  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father David Kropf,   b. 24 Mar 1824, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1909, Garden City, Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Oesch,   b. 9 Feb 1827, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1887, , Cass Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1847  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F29684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Kropf - Jacob D., son of David Kropf, was born in Canada; moved with his parents to Hickory Co., Mo., while young, and there was married to Elizabeth, the only daughter of Christian J. Hostetler, and about 1876 moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he lived till 1911; died at him home, near Shelbyville, Ill., June 30, 1920; aged 68 y. 3 m. 8 d. On Saturday evening, he said he had not been well the past few days. On Sunday he was at the meeting and gave testimony to the sermon, (as he often did). On Tuesday he was out at some work and toward noon came in saying he felt so bad he must lie down and soon became unconscious. The doctor pronounced it a heat stroke, or perhaps a clot of blood on the brain. Though dying so suddenly and without an expression of his feelings, his faith and works were such as to leave no room for doubt as to his readiness to depart and be with his Lord. He was a staunch defender of the faith of our forefathers and made some great sacrifices to live out that faith. He was the father of 4 sons and 7 daughters, all living except one daughter, and all were present at his funeral which was held July 4. Services by the home ministers. He possessed very little schooling, but much of that wisdom that the Bible says is worth more than rubies or fine gold. Besides farming he picked up the trade of doctoring horses and cattle and became widely know as "Dr. Kropf", and was almost universally liked. Besides his family, he leaves 45 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, and many friends. Oh, think of the home and friends over there, and remember the works of Jesus where He says, "A little while, and ye shall see me"Jacob's family moved from Zurich, Ontario to Hickory County, Missouri in 1867. Elizabeth's family arrived there from Elkart County, Indiana in 1868. In 1876, they moved to Cass County, Missouri and went to Sycamore Grove Church. In 1911, they moved to Pryor, Oklahoma and in 1912, they moved to Shelbyville, Illinois. They attended the Mount Herman Amish Mennonite Church.

      Gospel Herald, July 29, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S2173] Find A Grave, Jacob D. Kropf (1852 - 1920) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90617051.

    2. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Rudoph Roth, Minister of The Menonite Society #82.
      David Kropf, to Magdalena Oesh, both of Wilmot. 3 Jan. 1847. Rev. Roth. Wit. John Jantzi and Peter Litwiler.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 22 Mar 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1920 - near, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hermon Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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