|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1856|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1916|
April 21, 1916
DEATH OF AMANDA ROPER
Mrs. Amanda (Randhan) Roper was born in a log cabin on the Ridge Road in Calumet Township on December 18, 1856, and was the youngest daughter and one of nine children born to Frederick and Wilhelminia (Hadeke) Randhan the former a native of Prussia and the latter a native of Germany, who were married in Germany in 184-, came to America in 1854 and to Hobart in 1874.
For about nine years during the deceased's girlhood days, her parents lived in Chicago and there she attended the Jones School which is centrally located in that city and was the principal seat of education in those days.
While her parents operated the Hobart House as a hotel she was united in marriage to James Roper Jr., which was on May 16, 1877, and has ever since resided in Hobart. To this union were born eight children, Frank W. having died in infancy, four surviving sons, John, Evan, Lee and Lewis and three daughters, Mrs. Bliss Newman, Mrs. Emily Stoeckert and Miss Grace, all residents of Hobart except John, who operated the Roper farm near Plymouth.
Mrs. Roper always lived a very active life and was a most faithful wife and mother. Her sudden and shocking death on Thursday afternoon, April 13, 1916, as a result of burns sustained accidently and so soon following the death of her husband on April 7, was a sorrowful and lamentable affair, and the deep sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved children. Her age was 59 years, 3 months and 25 days.
Besides the 7 children, she is survived by two brothers, Robert and Edward Randham and two sisters, Mrs. Johannah McIntyre and Mrs. Ida Harding.
The funeral was held on Sunday April 16, at two o'clock at the M.E. Church, just a week following the death of her husband, and coming so soon thereafter made the funeral all the more sorrowful. Rev. Ayling officiated at the funeral which was largely attended by loving and sympathetic friends. The burial was made at the Hobart Cemetery.
The passing away of Mr. and Mrs. Roper, a husband and wife and father and mother, within the short space of a week's time, is not only a terrific shock to their children and friends, but a striking reminder of the uncertainty of human existance.
The community was pained and shocked to learn yesterday (Thursday) about the noon hour that Mrs. amanda Roper, widow of the late James Roper, Jr., was seriously if not fatally burned. Mrs. Roper, it appears, was doing some burning of grass at her place southwest of town, formerly the Starke place, and sustained a fainting spell, falling in front of the fire that soon caught her clothing which was completely burned from her body. Claude Clifford discovered the accident and notified the family and Dr. Brink. She was taken to the Clifford home nearby. She passed away at two o'clock.
Frederick Randhan (1821 - 1901)
Wilhelmine Randhan (1824 - 1907)
James Roper (1853 - 1916)*
Frank A Roper (1879 - 1880)*
Bliss H Roper Newman (1880 - 1923)*
Amanda Randhan Roper (1856 - 1916)
Albert Randhan (1883 - 1898)*
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Dec 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32306016