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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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RE: John Klopp 1781
Hallo Geoffrey - his deathdate stands on his tombstone - - Gruß Aenne
Added by AenneLa on Oct 30, 2015 11:30 AM
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
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
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
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I don't see his obit on his Find A Grave memorial. You said you have one? Could you email it to me or scan/post it to his Find A Grave memorial?
He is a 1st cousin x 2 removed. I am related to the Deckers severals ways. Lydia Decker is my GGGgrandmother married John Sayles and Sarah Sayles if my GGrandmother. More Deckers is my GGgrandfather Gustavus Decker...I have a lot of Deckers in my family.
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 2:50 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I saw those 2 names mentioned as their parents also. I am pouring through subscription websites and other websites looking for obituaries on the Deckers. I pay for obituaries individually through Rutherford if I find the obits there. I have paid people to go into libraries around the copy an obit that is no where else found and the librarians won't do it. The Decker family is tough to research. I too like proof which is why I buy genealogy family books and use google ebooks geneaolgy. I snapshot the pages as my proof if I find the proof. I've tracked down cemetery sextons Deckers are supposed to be buried in and have them verify which are in there. If you find the parents, let me know and I will let you know if I find them. Can't give up.
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 1:41 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
Do you know his parents names?
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 7:59 AM
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