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

George Kropf

Male 1888 - 1975  (86 years)


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  • Name George Kropf 
    Born 5 Dec 1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Sergeant, 34th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, Service #602111 - left with the 34th Battalion but was transferred to the 27th Winnipeg. 
    Misfortune 1917 
    lost hand in war 
    • Sergt. George Kropf, wounded at the battle of Courcelette on Sept. 15, returned home to Kitchener last Wednesday. He lost a hand and still has his left arm in a sling. The boat on which he returned took 16 days to make the trip owing to the presence in the Atlantic of a German raider. Sergt. Kropf left with the 34th Battalion but was transferred to the 27th Winnipeg.

      New Hamburg Independent, January 12, 1917
    Residence Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 201 Weber St., East, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1960  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1975  247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38655 
    Died 7 Mar 1975  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I38655  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father George Kropf,   b. 11 Nov 1863, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Catherine Boecking,   b. 6 Jul 1860, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1884  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F10113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sarah Hoy,   b. Oct 1898, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1975, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dianne Kropf
     2. Esther Kropf,   b. 1920,   d. 2 Jun 2003, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Gladys Kropf,   b. 1922,   d. 8 Apr 2011, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. George C. W. Kropf,   b. 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1994, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Albert "Ab" Kropf,   b. 1926,   d. 24 Jun 2015, Huntsville, Chaffey Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Arthur "Art" Kropf,   b. 1929,   d. 3 Apr 2011, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Robert "Bob" Kropf,   b. 1931,   d. 16 Nov 2015, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Lawrence Kropf,   b. 1934,   d. 22 Jan 2001, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Wayne Duncan Kropf,   b. 1936,   d. 12 Jan 2016, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F53694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1975 - 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1975 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Kropf, George - At St. Mary's Hospital On Friday, March 7, 1975, after a brief illness, George Kropf, aged 86 years, of 247 Franklin Ave. N., Kitchener. Husband of Elizabeth Hoy; father of Esther (Mrs. Kenneth Gawthorn) of Kitchener, Gladys (Mrs. Harry Klie) of Kitchener, Dianne (Mrs. John Hause) of Waterloo, George of Tiverton, Albert of Kitchener, Arthur of Waterloo, Robert of Kitchener, Lawrence of Kitchener and Wayne of Kitchener; brother of Mrs. Irma Kehn of Kitchener; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive; predeceased by his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Kropf. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 50, Kitchener and the War Amputees Association of Canada. Friends may call at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harold Brill will officiate. Internment will be made in Woodland cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the Ontario Heart Fund.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 7, 1975

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-11 Page 11.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of George Kropf - March 7, 1975.

    4. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    5. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Henry Kropf - July 12, 1960.

    6. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of Mrs. George (Elizabeth) Kropf - August 16, 1975.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), January 24, 1884.
      January 20, 1884 - George Kropf and Catharina Böking, both of Berlin, were married in Berlin, by Pastor Andreas. He emigrated to Canada in 1882.