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William Christopher Popp
Birth: Apr., 1846
Munich (München)
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: May 31, 1904
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

William Christopher was the oldest child of Frederick and Margaretha (Glaser) Popp. He was a well know carpenter and contractor in St Louis. Wm Chr was a Mason, initiated into the Ancient Free & Accepted Masonsm Meridian Lodge #2 on the 16 of February 1887, passing on April 20th and raised on May 30th of 1894. He was also a member of the Liederkrantz Club and the St. Louis Union Club. He was an avid supporter of the movement to bring Cremation services to Missouri. Since he enjoyed great wealth at the time he invested heavily in the Missouri Crematory and lost money when it merged with Valhalla. Following his wife's sudden death in 1902, his father's death in Oct 1903 and his daughter's demise from consumption the following month, he suffered an enormous financial loss. On the morning of May 31st, Wm Chr shot himself with a rifle in the business office attached to his home.

Children:
Francis A. "Fanny" Popp Kriete 1874-1903
Hilda Rose Popp Beffa Martin 1885-1955
William F Popp 1881-1958
Laura L Popp Schirmann 1879-1959

Children (not listed on Find A Grave):
Louis Paul Popp
 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Popp (1819 - 1903)
  Margaretha Glaser Popp (1819 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis Duban Popp (1848 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  William F Popp (____ - 1958)*
  Charles W. Popp (1870 - 1939)*
  Oliver John Popp (1871 - 1964)*
  Francis A Popp Kriete (1874 - 1903)*
  Flora Popp Hanewinkel (1876 - 1937)*
  Laura Popp (1878 - 1878)*
  Laura L Popp Schirmann (1879 - 1959)*
  Eugene H Popp (1883 - 1890)*
  Hilda Rose Popp Beffa Martin (1885 - 1955)*
  Arnold Popp (1887 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Christopher Popp (1846 - 1904)
  Julius C Popp (1848 - 1900)*
  Augusta Popp Doerr-Joslin (1848 - 1916)*
  Pauline Popp Vennewitz (1854 - 1935)*
  Flora Popp (1856 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Abbey Crematory and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec/Lot/Grave 285
 
Created by: Suemillye
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73925654
William Christopher Popp
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 Added: Oct. 23, 2011
 
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