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DOPP, George

    Johnstown Tribune, 21 Oct 1919, Contributed by Diann Olsen


Octogenarian Who Died Saturday Near Wilmore Was Brother of Mrs. Keiper and Mrs. Bostert.

Wilmore, Oct. 21. - The funeral of George Dopp, whose death occurred near here Saturday morning, took place yesterday afternoon from the Dopp homestead, when the services were conducted by the Rev. F. S. Schultz, of the Summerhill Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member for many years. Several hymns were sung by the Lutheran choir. Burial was made in the Pringle Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were George D. Van Asdlen, Harry Geer, and Harvey Maizie, of Johnstown; Fred Fleck, of Conemaugh, and William Seaman and Calvin Wonders, of Summerhill, all realtives of the deceased. The funeral was largely attended, many relatives being here from Johnstown and elsewhere.

The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Dopp and was born in Germany 88 years ago. His parents came to America early in the 50's and settled in Johnstown, where George Dopp began work for the Cambria Iron Company under the late Evan Lewis, who was then in charge of the pattern shop. The deceased's mother died in Johnstown in 1876 and his father one week before the Johnstown Flood of May, 1889. Charles Dopp, at one time a Johnstown business man, died in the State of Kansas six years ago. He was a brother of George Dopp. Two sisters survive - Mrs. Dorothea Dopp Keiper, of Lincoln street, and Mrs. Henrietta Dopp Bostert, both of the First Ward, Johnstown.

In 1856 George Dopp and Miss Hannah Pringle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John [sic - George, Jr.] Pringle, of Pringle Hill, were married at the Dopp homestead, then located on Railroad street, Johnstown, by the Rev. Mr. Zahm, pastor of the First Lutheran congregation. During the last 54 years the Dopp family have made their home in this vicinity. Besides his sisters, the deceased is survived by his widow and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Sarah Seaman, of Summerhill; Mrs. Ida Fleck, of Conemaugh; Mrs. Elizabeth Malzie, of the Eighth Ward, Johnstown; Mrs. Emma Van Asdlen, of the Seventh Ward, Johnstown; Mrs. Minnie Skyles, of this place; Mrs. Amelia Bloom, of Portage, and Edward and Louis Dopp, both at home.

The deceased was numbered among the oldest and best-known residents of this section. He was one of the organizers of the Wilmore Lutheran Church and helped to make much of the furniture used by the congregation. For many years Mr. Dopp was superintendent of the local Lutheran Sunday School.

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