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Geoffrey D. Decker (#46787557)
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Bio Photo I was born in Atchison, Kansas, where Amelia Earhart was also born. I currently teach computer science courses at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, but worked 11 years as a professional programmer in Kansas City, Missouri, before that. My family and roots are all in the KCMO area, though, so I make it back there often.

I love to do a lot of things but genealogy and classical music are among my favorite pasttimes. I am currently researching all of my lines but am at a standstill with my Decker line. I am trying to find the parents of my second great grandfather Benjamin G. Decker, Sr. Other lines that I have are Allen, Lemley, Dege, Russell, Klopp, Katterman, Dundore, Walborn, and many others. Please feel free to message me if you have any suggestions or questions.

I enjoy the work of the conductors Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, and many others. I especially love Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner, and Richard Strauss, just to name a few.
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Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
Done, and I see there is also a new web site for female veterans. I will send Kathryn along to them as well.

Betty
Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:25 AM
Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
Geoffrey,

I searched the Berks County Veteran burial cards and cannot seem to find Kathryne among them, so if you don't mind I will forward the obituary and your F-A-G memorial information to Dale Derr, Director of Berks County Veterans Affairs to add to their files.

Betty
Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:17 AM
Betty J. Burdan
Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
An obituary for your Kathryn Klopp appeared in a Reading newspaper as follows:

Reading Eagle, Reading, PA
May 1, 1930

DEATH OF WAR NURSE

Myertstown, May 1 (Special) I Miss Katharine Klopp, of this borough, trained nurse, who served in her professional capacity in the United States Army and during the World War was stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., died in a Philadelphia hospital, from complications, aged 51 years. Death followed an illness of 14 weeks. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in this borough, the American Legion and the Loyal American Lodge at Mt. Aetna. There survive her mother, Mrs. Katharine Klopp, Mt. Aetna; these brothers and sisters: Clayton, Sylvester and Valentine Klopp, Shillington; John Klopp, Forest City, MO; William and Sylvanus Klopp in California; Mrs. Minerva Boeshore, this borough and Mrs. Milton Winter, Wintersville.

Funeral Director Isaac N. Bahney, of this borough took charge of the arrangements.

Betty J. Burdan
Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 5:50 AM
AenneLa
RE: John Klopp 1781
Hallo Geoffrey - his deathdate stands on his tombstone - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23158813&ref=acom - Gruß Aenne
Added by AenneLa on Oct 30, 2015 11:30 AM
AenneLa
John Klopp 1781
Hallo Geoffrey, - John Klopp, son of John Adam: in the informations from John Adam Klopp stands that his frist wife Elisabeth Hain died about 1783, but John jr was born in 1781 ??? So he must be the son of Elisabeth Hain not from Elisabeth Fidler. Please help, I don`t have any documents, all my informations came from other internet-trees. Aenne
Added by AenneLa on Oct 19, 2015 4:55 AM
Tami Glock
RE: Sarah Allen
Sorry death was taken from newspaper no other details.
Added by Tami Glock on Oct 18, 2015 5:54 PM
Debbie In MO
Shirley Pozdro
Thanks so much for the burial info on this memorial. It is much appreciated!
Added by Debbie In MO on Aug 16, 2015 4:42 AM
oleyboy
RE: Thank you!
I and others appreciate your nicely done work here at findagrave. Yours are true memorials to those whom you love and respect. They provide me some inspiration as I think of how to properly honor my own kindred dead. By the way, Lizzie and I share a direct Ohlinger ancestor.
Added by oleyboy on Jun 15, 2015 2:58 PM
oleyboy
Albert Clayton Klopp Cemetery Correction
Hi - My understanding is that A. Clayton Klopp is not buried at Wyomissing Cemetery, but rather that he is entombed at the Mausoleum off of Penn Ave where his wife is. In findagrave it is called Memorial Mausoleum, but it is alternatively called Wyomissing Hills Mausoleum in his Reading Eagle death notice and Memorial Mausoleum, Wyomissing Hills in her obituary.

Would appreciate if you would link his findagrave memorial to his correct resting place. Thanks.
Added by oleyboy on Jun 15, 2015 1:13 PM
MWarner
Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I googled it and the obit did not come up. Can you email the obit to me or just put the obit on his memorial.
Added by MWarner on Jan 20, 2015 6:43 AM
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