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

Heinrich "Henry" Kropf[1]

Male 1817 - 1855  (38 years)


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  • Name Heinrich "Henry" Kropf 
    Born 9 Feb 1817  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1855  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 13 Oct 1855  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth 11 Nov 1855  [5
    Name Henry Kropf 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29334 
    Person ID I29334  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2020 

    Father Jacob Kropf,   b. Feb 1784,   d. 28 Jan 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Rothaker,   b. 7 Aug 1786, Strassburg, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1878, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1811  Epfig, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F36120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Nafzinger,   b. 1821, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1900, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1840  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
     1. Jacob Nafziger Kropf,   b. 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1889  (Age 48 years)
     2. Rev. Christian Kropf,   b. 22 Sep 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1921, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. David N. Kropf,   b. 27 Jul 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1893, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Henry N. Kropf,   b. 27 May 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1875, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Peter Kroft,   b. 20 Jan 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Joel N. Kropf,   b. 31 Oct 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1896, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Solomon Kropf,   b. CALC 28 Nov 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1889, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     8. Magdalena Kropf,   b. 31 Mar 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1944, Stanley Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F7708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died: Last Saturday in Baden, Heinrich Kropp, aged 38 years 8 months and 4 days

      Hamburger Beobachter, October 19, 1855

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      A-1-82 Henry Kropf
      , Probate of the Will of Henry Kropf, late of the Township of Wilmot, granted the Twenty Eighth day of November 1855, on the petition of David Kropf and John Gasho, the Executors named in said Will.

      I Henry Kropf of the Township of Wilmot, Yeoman, being sick and weak of body…My Will is that my just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my Estate….My will is that my beloved wife [unnamed] Kropf and family, shall continue to farm my farm, situated on Lot number fourteen, south of Erb's road in the Township of Wilmot, where I now reside, until that my eldest son become to be the age of Twenty one years (or so long as she shall continue to be sole) and in case of her death or marriage before my eldest son become of age, then my said farm shall be let by my said Executors, until my eldest son become of age…and when my eldest son arrive at the age of Twenty one years, then my said farm shall be appraised by six impartial neighbors, chosen by my Executors for that purpose, and then if my said wife can give to my eldest son, his share of his legacy after the appraisement being so made, then my said wife may continue to farm the said farm, until my second son become of age, and so on till the youngest of my sons becomes of age, always paying them their share as they become of age…but if she cannot so pay my eldest son his share or legacy, then my eldest son may and shall have my said farm (if he so chose) to himself, by paying over the other heirs at law and my said wife equal shares according to the appraisement made, and if the eldest son do not so like the said farm, then my second son to have the same chance as the eldest son hath in taking said farm, and so on to the youngest of my sons, and if neither of my sons will take the said farm, then shall the same be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided amongst my said wife and children, as shall then be living, share and share alike, and so soon as one of the other of my sons shall so take the said farm, then shall my Executors hereinafter named build a house for my said wife, 24 by 23 feet in size, and put up a Stable for her at the expense of my Estate, and take out two acres of land for her on my farm where ever my Executors may select to have and to hold the same to her, for and during her natural life; And also in case of my said wife's death or marriage, or in case of one or the other of my sons taking my said farm, then I will that my personal property, to be sold and divided share and share alike amongst my said wife and children then living; And the share of my Real and Personal Estate thus, bequeathed to my Beloved Wife [unnamed] Kropf to be in lieu of her Dower at Common Law, if she shall so elect. Provided always that if one of the other of my children do not obey or give hearing to my said wife, or Executors after her death, in all cases whatever, that child or children shall only be entitled to one half of a share of the share coming to him or her, till he or she give hearing or obeying, as aforesaid, then to have his or her full share, but only in case of obeying as aforesaid, and in case that they don't obey then the said one half share to be divided equally amongst my said wife and children And also, I do direct and my Will is, and I do appoint that my said dear Wife shall have the Guardianship and tuition of my children, which I shall leave at the time of my decease, during their minority, so long as she shall continue to be sole; and in case of her death or marriage, during the minority of such my children, then I will and appoint that my Brother David Kropf shall have the tuition and Guardianship of them, during such their minority; and in case of his refusal or decease, I will that my other Executor, John Gasho, shall exercise the said Guardianship. And earnestly entreat their utmost care, respectively, in and about the morals and education of my children, such as may survive me, and desire that they may be brought up and instructed in the doctrines and religion of the Mennonite Association. And I do nominate and appoint my Brother David Kropf and my much esteemed friend John Gasho to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

      Witnessed by Johannes S. Lichti and Christian? Kropf
      Will dated 8 November 1855
      Proved 28 November 1855
      Died 11 November 1855
      No Inventory amount.

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 009882-74.
      Solomon Kropf, 21, occ. Farmer, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Wilmot Twp, son of Henry and Anna married Maria Lichti, 21, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Wilmot Twp, daughter of Joseph and Lena, witnessed by: Christian Wagler and John Gascho both of Wilmot Twp, 11 November 1873 at The Residence of Catharine Roth in Wilmot Twp

    2. [S765] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - Hamburger Beobachter, "Death Announcement," 19 Oct 1855.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages by Rev'd John Oesh, Minister of the Mennonist Society in Wilmot #3.
      Henry KROPF, to Anna NAFFZIGER, both of Wilmot. 13 Dec. 1840. Rev. OESH. Wit. John JANZY and Jacob BRENNEMANN.

    4. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Letters of Adminstration of Thomas Alexander Chapman - 1855 - A-1-81.

    5. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Henry Kropf - 1855 - A-1-82.

    6. [S2563] Vit - France, Bas-Rhin, Epfig - Registres de l'état civil, 1792-1882, Film: 747477.

    7. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, Deutsche Canadier, January 8, 1841:2.
      December 13, 1840 - Pastor Johannes Oesch married Heinrich Kropf, son of Jacob Kropf, to Anna Naffziger, both of Wilmot.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1817 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1840 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1855 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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