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HOTOPP, Caroline 1873-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/17/2015 at 18:47:45

Mrs. Hotopp Dead

Mrs. Caroline Hotopp died at her home a short distance east of Beaman Sunday morning after having been sick but a few hours. While she had not been in good health for several years, she was able to go to town Saturday afternoon. The funeral was held at Beaman yesterday. Obituary will appear later.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 January 1925, pg 1


Mrs. Caroline Hotopp

Caroline Schrafel, daughter of Wenzel and Teresia Schrafel, was born at Belei, Austria, on August 5, 1873, and died at her home near Beaman on Sunday morning, Jan. 18th, 1925, aged 51 years, 5 months and 13 days.

She came to America in the spring of 1892 with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. T. Smoranz, coming to Beaman. On Dec. 1st, 1893, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Hotopp at Marshalltown. To them were born five children, John, Leonard, Stanley, Louis and Irene. In 1902 they located on their present home 2 1/2 miles east of Beaman. Here they concentrated their efforts in building a home such as the family could take comfort and pride in. Their plans were brought to a sudden end by the death of the husband, which occurred on Feb. 25th, 1913.

Mrs. Hotopp proved her sterling qualities by keeping the family together in the home, rearing and educating the children and with their loyal assistance completing the work her husband was compelled to leave unfinished.

She was a member of the United Brethren church of Gladbrook, Iowa, and also of the Rebekah Lodge of Beaman. She will be remembered for her loyal and ready support of every religious cause. She had an unwavering faith in God, endeavoring ever to practice true christian principles in her transactions with others.

She is survived by her five children, John, who now has charge of the farm; Leonard, of Chicago, Ill.; Stanley of Grand Island, Nebr.; Louis and Irene at home; also one grandson, Henry James Hotopp, two brothers, W. A. Schrafel of Austin, Minn., Joseph Schrafel of Shell Rock, Iowa; five sisters, Mrs. T. Smoranz, Reinbeck, Ia.; Mrs. J. Mannel, Buckingham, Iowa; Mrs. R. E. Hanisch, Grundy Center, and two other sisters now living in Czecho-Slovakia, besides many nephews and nieces and other near relatives.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Beaman Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Snyder officiating, assisted by Rev. S. S. Smick, pastor of the U. B. church of Gladbrook. The committal services were performed by the Rebekah lodge. Mesdames F. L. Elliott, Ross Oglesby and Messrs Fred Bruene and Ben Rowe sang. T. L. Evans, F. L. Miller, Robert Sanderson, Harold Galloway, Walter Kaufman and Charles Whorral acted as pallbearers. Mrs. F. L. Miller and Mrs. Walter Henry carried the flowers. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hanisch and family, W. M. Smoranz, Grundy Center, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mannel, of Buckingham, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. T. Smoranz and daughter, Margaret, of Reinbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schrafel and daughter, Shell Rock; W. A. Schrafel and daughter, Austin, Minn., Mrs. H. J. Walters, State Center, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walters, Miss Myrtle Walters, Mr. Warren Walters and Mrs. Emma Swinbank, of Colo, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Flanders, of Conrad.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 January 1925, pg 9


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