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Kopp, Cornelius 1823-1908


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 10/14/2014 at 20:27:00

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Muegge, in Elkader, n Sunday evening, June 7th, Mr. Cornelius Kopp passed away in the 85th year of his age.

He was born Oct. 15th, 1823, in the Canton of Luzern, Switzerland. In 1844 he came to America by the way of New Orleans, locating in St. Louis. At the outbreaking of the Mexican war in 1846 he enlisted in Capt. Koch's company of the St. Louis Legion, serving seven months and then enlisted at New Orleans, serving until the war was over, about 14 months.

He then returned to St. Louis, where he worked at his trade, that of a tailor. In 1852 he came to Clayton county as one of the first members of the Colony at Communia.

On March 28th, 1856, he was united in marriage with Marie Barbara Weckherlin, at Dubuque. Mrs. Kopp preceded him to the grave on March 1st, 1883.

Mr. Kopp resided at Communia until 1899, when he came to Elkader to reside with his daughter. Deceased is survived by two children, Mrs. Clara Muegge, of Elkader, and Geo. Kopp, of Communia, and six grandchildren, besides many friends.

By his death one of the last Mexican soldiers in the county has answered the last roll call to be mustered with the hosts that have gone before. He was a quiet man, loving his own fireside and friends, and will be missed and mourned.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, services being held at his late home, conducted by Rev. Wm. Braun, of Garnavillo. It was attended by the old soldiers, his Turner friends and old neighbors and a number of our citizens. The interment was in the East Side cemetery.

The following served as bearers: M. Dittmer, A. Eberhart, Louis Kling, J.G. Hempel, H. Koehn and G.H. Fletcher.

~Register & Argus, June 11, 1908


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