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Charles Schopf

Charles Schopf was born in Stutkart, Germany, on March 22, 1837, and five years later came to New York city with an aunt, who died ten years later leaving the boy at the age of 15 years the only surviving member of the family. Beginning at this tender age he made his way alone from common labor in the Brooklyn navy yards to foreman.

In 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Burge, of New York city. To this union was born five daughters, namely: Ellen, Christiana, Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary. The two latter still survive.

On Nov. 1, 1866, Mr. Schopf and his family landed at the Pennsylvania station in Valparaiso. From this place he went to Kouts and worked on the Panhandle railroad until he had saved enough to buy forty acres of land near there. From that time on he and his good wife lived a happy, retired life until 1900, when the latter was called from this earth. Mr. Schopf then went to live with his second eldest daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ogden, who lived near Kouts at that time, and with her he had since made his home.

On Jan. 5, 1916, he was stricken with a slight attack of the grip, and his advanced age being against him, he was ill only ten hours, passing peacefully away at 7 a. m. the same day, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ogden, of Hurlburt, and Mrs. Mary E. Griffith, of Kouts; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends and distant relatives.

In the late home will be missed the presence of a kind and loving father and grandfather, and in the outer world will be missed a noble and untainted character -- Mr. Schopf having known no enemies.

His remains were brought from the late home Saturday morning to Valparaiso, where the funeral was held in St. Paul's church at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father Mungovan officiating. The body was laid to rest in St. Paul's cemetery. The pallbearers were as follows: Robert McGinley, Mr. Hahn, Algie and Aaron Holtz, Andrew Shurr and Mr. Ross.

Mrs. Geo. Grinnell, Mrs. Kitty Lonly, Mrs. Lucinda Kinslow, Robt. Murphy and Jack Barnes, of Chicago attend the funeral here.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 12, 1916
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Page: 8
Column(s): 2

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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