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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: Many thanks to you!
Her maiden name was Ley or Leyin ("in" added to the end of the name meaning unmarried female). I'm not sure a rubbing would help. Some of these old tombstones have little left. A lot of these tombstones I can only identify from the cemetery book by the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society which lists burials row by row.

Have you seen Viola Mohn's book Shadows of the Rhine Along the Tulpehocken? You want book #1 published in 1970. There's a chapter on her father Christopher Ley. Every now and then they are on ebay or you can get it in a library.

Book 2 is available on family search for free.
Added by Mosslady on Jul 30, 2017 5:23 PM
Bob Hufford
RE: Amy Black Biography Correction
10-4. Thanks.

Sorry I didn't answer earlier, but I've been out of time.


Added by Bob Hufford on Jan 25, 2017 6:10 AM
Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Geoffrey you already Albert's I just did the picture & Oley Boy has Lizzie's.
Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 5:43 PM
Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Picture !
I have uploaded the picture. Thank You ! Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser ) Find A Grave #47148973
Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 9:02 AM
Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Hi There Geoffrey ! I have the picture of Albert Clayton Klopp's at the Mausoleum to add but there is too many already without the memorial being sponsored can you delete one. Thank You ! Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser ) Find A Grave # 47148973
Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 6:13 AM
Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
Done, and I see there is also a new web site for female veterans. I will send Kathryn along to them as well.

Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:25 AM
Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129

I searched the Berks County Veteran burial cards and cannot seem to find Kathryne among them, so if you don't mind I will forward the obituary and your F-A-G memorial information to Dale Derr, Director of Berks County Veterans Affairs to add to their files.

Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:17 AM
Betty J. Burdan
Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
An obituary for your Kathryn Klopp appeared in a Reading newspaper as follows:

Reading Eagle, Reading, PA
May 1, 1930


Myertstown, May 1 (Special) I Miss Katharine Klopp, of this borough, trained nurse, who served in her professional capacity in the United States Army and during the World War was stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., died in a Philadelphia hospital, from complications, aged 51 years. Death followed an illness of 14 weeks. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in this borough, the American Legion and the Loyal American Lodge at Mt. Aetna. There survive her mother, Mrs. Katharine Klopp, Mt. Aetna; these brothers and sisters: Clayton, Sylvester and Valentine Klopp, Shillington; John Klopp, Forest City, MO; William and Sylvanus Klopp in California; Mrs. Minerva Boeshore, this borough and Mrs. Milton Winter, Wintersville.

Funeral Director Isaac N. Bahney, of this borough took charge of the arrangements.

Betty J. Burdan
Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 5:50 AM
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
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