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

Jonathan C. Kropf[1, 2]

Male 1844 - 1908  (63 years)


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  • Name Jonathan C. Kropf 
    Born 5 Dec 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Labourer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Carpenter 
    Eby ID Number 00059-3945.1 
    Died 28 Nov 1908  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 9, 10
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried 2 Dec 1908  Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I9832  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Christian Kropf,   b. 10 Jan 1815, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1898, Lancaster, Schuyler, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Maria "Mary" Koenig,   b. 9 Apr 1815, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1891, , Schuyler Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1838  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F22626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Children 
     1. Phoebe Jane Kropf,   b. 24 Nov 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Norman Kropf,   b. 28 Aug 1878, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Edwin Kropf,   b. 16 Aug 1879, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1949, Earl Grey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Herbert H. Kropf,   b. 26 Dec 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1955, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Lavina Kropf,   b. 28 Sep 1882, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jacob Irvin Kropf,   b. 14 Oct 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1953, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leah Gabel,   b. 9 Jan 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jan 1905  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sudden Death of Jonathan Kropf

      The people of the town were shocked last Sunday to learn that our esteemed townsman, Mr. Jonathan Kropf, died very suddenly at four o'clock that morning. Mr. Kropf had been to Berlin on Saturday, and arriving home in the evening retired apparently in the best of health. About four o'clock he awoke and complained of feeling unwell, passing away a few minutes afterwards. The late Mr. Kropf was in his 64th year and a life long resident of this township, residing for many years on a farm at Pinehill, and was also a well known contractor, making a specialty of moving large buildings, in which he had in late years made himself prominent in this locality. A few years ago he left his farm to a son, and moved to this village. Deceased was of a genial and kindly disposition and beloved by all who knew him. He was twice married; his first wife, (nee Mathilda Hostetler) predeceased him about ten years ago. He is survived by his second wife, one daughter and four sons. The children are: Norman, of Michepecoten; Edwin, of Earl Grey, Sask.; Herbert on the old homestead; Jacob, at home, and Lavina, of Guelph. The funeral took place from his late residence on Wednesday morning to Geiger's Cemetery, Bleam's Road, and was very largely attended.


      New Hamburg Independent, December 4, 1908

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      J. Krupp's Sudden Death

      Friends of Mr. Jonathan Krupp, for years a resident of Berlin, were shocked to hear of his sudden death on Sunday at his home in Wilmot Tp.
      Death, which was caused by heart failure, came very suddenly. He was about 65 years old and leaves a widow and grown up family. Mr. Krupp, while in Berlin, did considerable work in moving houses.2a


      The Berlin News Record, December 1, 1908

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      On Sunday Jonathan Kropf died. He was unwell for the past few days, however nobody expected a rapid departure. He left behind his spouse and five grown children. His first spouse was Lavina, daughter of the late Moses Hostetler. About four years ago, he was joined to Leah Gabel in marriage. He was 63 years, 11 months and 23 days old. The burial will be held today Wednesday at Geiger's cemetery. [translated from the original German].3a

      3aBerliner Journal, December 2, 1908

  • 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. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Mar 1890.
      Mar 1, 1890 Mathilda Kropf, née Hochstettler, wife of Jonathan Kropf, died in Wilmot, at age of 35 years.

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -.
      Obituary of Jonathan Kropf

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

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917).
      Obituary of Jonthan Kropf

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

    7. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 19145 (1905), Jonathan Kropf-Leah Gabel.
      Jonathan Kropf (carpenter of Wilmot) Birth Place: Wilmot Age: 59 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846 Father Name: Christian Kropf Mother Name: Mary Koenig Spouse Name: Gabel Leah Spouse's Age: 49 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Spouse Father Name: Henry Gabel Spouse Mother Name: Bertha Schneider Marriage Date: 11 Jan 1905 Marriage Place: Waterloo, New Hamburg

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

    9. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -.

    10. [S375] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin News Record (title Berlin Daily Record, Berlin News Record) (1893- 1919).
      Obituary of Jonathan Kropf

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 20 Jan 1838:5.
      7 Jan 1838 Rev Johann Oesch m. Christian Kropf to Miss Maria Koenig, both of Wilmot.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1905 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 28 Nov 1908 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Dec 1908 - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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