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

Joseph Kropf

Male 1898 - 1934  (35 years)


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  • Name Joseph Kropf 
    Born 8 Aug 1898  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer, Farm 
    Religion 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1932  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-305215 
    Died 24 May 1934  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I305215  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Simon Kropf,   b. 22 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1932  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Barbara Albrecht,   b. 1873, Elma Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1945, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1897  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F36123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bena Bender,   b. 12 Jun 1906,   d. 3 Oct 1988, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1924 
    Children 
     1. Bernice Elizabeth Kropf
     2. Delford Wayne Kropf
     3. Joseph Merlin Kropf
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F53507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Kropf

      Following a week's illness with pneumonia, Mr. Joseph Kropf passed away at his home three miles west of New Hamburg last Thursday May 24th, at the age of 35 years, 9 months and 16 days. He appeared to have passed the crisis of the illness when a relapse set in to which he succumbed. His early death is deeply mourned and deep sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The deceased was a son of the late Simon and Mrs. Kropf, of New Hamburg, and was born in Ellice township on August 8th, 1898, where he spent his boyhood days. He married Bena Bender, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bender, of South Easthope, and after his marriage he moved onto the farm on the highway west of New Hamburg nine years ago, where he passed away. The deceased was a faithful member of the Amish-Mennonite Church and was highly esteemed in the community. He leaves in deep bereavement his sorrowing young widow and three small children, Floyd John, Delford Wayne and Bernice Elizabeth, besides his mother, Mrs. Simon Kropf, of New Hamburg, three brothers, Ezra, Alvin and Albert, all of this town and six sisters, Mrs. Wm. Pauli, New Hamburg, Mrs. Herman Krueger and Mrs. Milton Koehler, of Kitchener, Mrs. Noah Ruby, Millbank, Mrs. Ivan Bender, Wilmot, and Miss Barbara at her mother's home. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from his late home to the A-M Church on the 16th line in East Zorra, and was one of the largest ever held at that church. Relatives and friends were present from Kitchener, Hay Township, Millbank, Wellesley, New Hamburg and surrounding district. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Menno Kipfer and Bishop Daniel Lebold and Rev. Jacob R. Bender officiated at the church and graveside. Internment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The pallbearers were: John Zehr, Enos Zehr, Ed. Litwiller, Aaron Kropf, Peter Bender and Clarence Bender.

      New Hamburg Independent, June 1, 1934

  • Sources 
    1. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Wellesley Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 12 Page 6.

    2. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Joseph Kropf - June 1, 1934.

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Simon Kropf - October 14, 1932.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11948 (1897), Simon Kropf-Barbara Albrecht.
      Simon Kropf (labourer of Wellesley) Birth Place: Wilmot Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Father Name: Joel Kropf Mother Name: Veronica Roth Spouse Name: Barbara Albrecht (residence Ellice) Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874 Spouse Birth Place: Elma Spouse Father Name: George Albrecht Spouse Mother Name: Mary Hammer Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1897 Marriage Place: Wellesley

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Aug 1898 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Farm - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1932 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1934 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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