Obit: Kopp, Joseph (1839 - 1917)

Contact:  Stan


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 09/27/1917

Kopp, Joseph (30 SEP 1839 - 17 Sep 1917)

Joseph Kopp passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 1917, at 12:30 p.m. at his home in West Levis, Clark County, Wis., after an illness of two weeks, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was born in Kingdorn, Germany. Later he came to the United States and made his home in Illinois. On the 22nd day of Feb. 1864, he enlisted in the civil war Co. D. 64th Regiment of Illinois Inft. He served 1 year and 5 months. In 1865 he went to St. Charles, Minn. And bought a farm. In 1867 he was married to Miss Louis Schock and carried on farming for eight years, later they moved to town and went into business, where they resided nine years.

In 1882 they moved to Clark County, Wis., where they settled on a farm north of Neillsville, later he took up a homestead in the town of Levis, where they have made their home ever since. He is survived by a wife and three sons, George and Joe, at home, Frank of Andover, S.D., also one brother, Pete Kopp, of Winona, Minn. The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 2 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church at Neillsville, Rev. S.B. Pinney officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Neillsville Cemetery.


Obit: Kopp, Joseph (1839 - 1917)

Contact:  Susie Dent

Hello, my great grandparents George and Barb Hirschmann came to the United States from Kingdorn, Bavaria in 1839-40. I haven't been able to find much on the city of Kingdorn and would like to track it down on a map. Do you have any idea where Kingdorn is located? Your ancestors may have been acquainted with mine in the homeland. Sorry, but I don't have any information more than this. Susie Dent


Kopp, Joseph (1839 - 1917)

Contact:  Mitch Blank


There is not now, nor apparently ever was, as 'Kingdorn' in Bavaria. In fact, there is no location in all of Germany whose name begins 'King...'.

German place names in American records can often be pretty mangled. I suspect that is what happened in this case.

There are a few things you might try. Look for other records that might list a home town. I.e., obituaries or naturalization papers for any relatives. You might also try the *departing* (not the American) passengers lists, which often list home villages.

Also, since people tended to settle in America near people the knew in Germany, finding the home villages of your ancestor's neighbors and associates May lead you to a village in Germany that is near one that could have been confused for 'Kingdorn'. Particularly look into any families your family May have married into soon after arriving.

Best of luck, Mitch

Obit: Kopp, Joseph (1839 - 1917)

Contact:  David Flieger

Bavaria was a completely sovereign kingdom from 1813 until 1871 when the German Empire was formed and it became a part of the Empire. It remained a Kingdom until the end of WWI in 1918. There is no city "Kingdom" in Bavaria-it is the Kingdom of Bavaria (Bayern)




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