Peter Simon Koopmans

M, b. 19 July 1925, d. 9 August 2012
     Peter Simon Koopmans was born on 19 July 1925 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL. He began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy, RM2. He married Muriel Jane Heerema. Peter Simon Koopmans married Delores A. Hagen on 17 June 1960 at Kankakee Co., IL. Peter Simon Koopmans died on 9 August 2012 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL, at age 87

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Peter Koopmans
Peter Koopmans, 87, of Kankakee, passed away at his home Thursday (Aug. 9, 2012).

Mr. Koopmans was a foreman for Armstrong World Industries Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a farmer most of his life. He was born July 19, 1925, in Wichert, the son of Simon and Katie Zeldenrust Koopmans. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Koopmans was a dedicated member of Faith Reformed Church in Kankakee since 1970, where he was a former Sunday school teacher, past president of the church softball league and elder. He was a Camp Manitoqua board member, Reformed Church of America member and served on mission committees all over the world.

Surviving are his wife, the former Delores Hagen, of Kankakee, whom he married June 17, 1960, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kankakee; two sons, Brian (Cynthia) Koopmans, of Sorrento, Fla., and Bill (Sherri) Koopmans, of Union, Ky; one daughter, Lori (Harvey) Hoekstra, of Kankakee; grandchildren, Zachary, Peter, Sam, Tyler, Travis, Allison, Kaitlyn and Kurtis; four brothers, Simon (Delores) Koopmans, of South Holland, John (Velma) Koopmans, of Belgrade, Mont., Melvin Koopmans, of Plymouth, Ind., and Tom (Eleanor) Koopmans, of LaHarpe; four sisters, Martha Boomsma, of Waupun, Wis., Katherine Runia, of Bourbonnais, Helen (Ed) DeVries, of Momence, and Janice (Richard) Alvey, of Fort Wayne, Ind; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Muriel; one brother, Clarence; and one foster son, Billy Simpson.

A gathering time for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 12:30 p.m. celebration of Peter's life service, at the Faith Reformed Church in Kankakee. The Rev. Paul Akers will officiate. Burial will follow at Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to the Reformed Church Missions. Schreffler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

He was buried in August 2012 at Kankakee Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum, Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL, Findagrave #95134288.

John Kopfer

M, b. 10 March 1856, d. 1 September 1929
     John Kopfer was born on 10 March 1856 at Owen Co., IN. He married Phebe Loughead, daughter of John Loughead and Lavina Hunsaker. John Kopfer died on 1 September 1929 at Putnam Co., MO, at age 73. He was buried in September 1929 at West Liberty Cemetery, Lucerne, Putnam Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 14646878.

Augusta Kopka

F, b. circa 1845, d. 29 April 1882
     Augusta Kopka was born circa 1845 at Germany. She married Benjamin K. Wenger on 8 December 1879 at Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI, Augusta was first married to Casper Simon. Michigan marriage records shows her surname as "Simonds". Augusta Kopka died on 29 April 1882 at Bear Lake, Manistee Co. (now), MI.

Child of Augusta Kopka and Benjamin K. Wenger

Clarence W. Kopp

M, b. 23 September 1885, d. 27 September 1968
     Clarence W. Kopp was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison Co., IN. He was born on 23 September 1885 at Harrison Co., IN. He was the son of George Kopp and Mary (?) Clarence W. Kopp married Jacie Lee Long, daughter of Benjamin F. Long and Cora Ann Fetzer, on 18 November 1906 at Corydon, Harrison Co., IN. Clarence W. Kopp died on 27 September 1968 at Harrison Co., IN, at age 83.

Child of Clarence W. Kopp and Jacie Lee Long

Doris Jane Kopp

F, b. 8 September 1926
     Doris Jane Kopp was born on 8 September 1926. She married Bernie Lee Pfeiffer, son of William Edward Pfeiffer and Radia Mae Crecelius, on 13 September 1944 at Corydon, Harrison Co., IN.

Child of Doris Jane Kopp and Bernie Lee Pfeiffer

George Kopp

     George Kopp married Mary (?).

Child of George Kopp and Mary (?)

Robert Lee Kopp

M, b. 17 September 1907, d. 13 July 1994
     Note: Bob and Vi moved to Indianapolis by at least the 1950s; they owned a grocery store on New York Street in Indianapolis that they later sold to the brother of their son-in-law Gene Wiseman; Glenn Wiseman owned the store for many years and then moved Wiseman Market to the southside of Indianapolis 7/99. During their Corydon years they owned a grocery there also. Bob eventually formed K&K Fence Co. with his brother Carl and ran it until he sold it. Robert Lee Kopp was born on 17 September 1907 at Harrison Co., IN. He was the son of Clarence W. Kopp and Jacie Lee Long. Robert Lee Kopp married Violet Kathryn Ging, daughter of Jacob Ging and Helen Jordan, on 25 March 1926 at Corydon, Harrison Co., IN. Robert Lee Kopp was buried in 1994 at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He died on 13 July 1994 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, at age 86.

Child of Robert Lee Kopp and Violet Kathryn Ging

Robert Leroy Kopp

M, b. 20 June 1941, d. 1994
     Robert Leroy Kopp married Gayle Briggs. Robert Leroy Kopp was born on 20 June 1941 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He was the son of Robert Lee Kopp and Violet Kathryn Ging. Robert Leroy Kopp was buried in 1994 at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He died in 1994 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Della Marie Koppe

F, b. 4 June 1892, d. November 1983
     Della Marie Koppe was born on 4 June 1892. She married Winthrop Scott Flagg. Della Marie Koppe died in November 1983 at Montgomery Co., OH, at age 91 Dates per SSDI, last residence Dayton. She was buried in 1983 at Willow View Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

Child of Della Marie Koppe and Winthrop Scott Flagg

Johannes George Jakob Koppenhoffer

M, b. 25 June 1746, d. 29 August 1782
     Johannes George Jakob Koppenhoffer was born on 25 June 1746 at Lancaster Co., PA. He was christened on 13 July 1746 at New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA. He married Susannah Juliana Folkener. Johannes George Jakob Koppenhoffer died on 29 August 1782 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 36.

Children of Johannes George Jakob Koppenhoffer and Susannah Juliana Folkener

Mary A. Kopycinski1

F, b. 21 November 1900, d. 25 January 1980
     Mary A. Kopycinski was also known as "Mamie". She was born on 21 November 1900 at Maryland; daughter of Theophil and Cecelia (possibly Godleski) Kopycinski. Information per majer Family Tree genealogy prepared by kikki314, online at She married Anthony J. Michaloski. Mary A. Kopycinski died on 25 January 1980 at Essex, Baltimore Co., MD, at age 79. She was buried in January 1980 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Eastpoint, Baltimore Co., MD, Findagrave #160331312.


  1. [S2573] 1940 Federal Census, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1521.

Lisa Korb

     Lisa Korb married Franz Leppla. Lisa Korb married Gunther Keese.

Child of Lisa Korb and Franz Leppla

Frank Korbel

M, b. February 1880, d. 1909
     Frank Korbel was born in February 1880 at Austria. He married Agnes Petura. Frank Korbel died in 1909. He was buried in 1909 at Bohemian National Cemetery, Caledonia, Racine Co., WI, Findagrave #105169581.

Child of Frank Korbel and Agnes Petura

Sylvia Korbel

F, b. 1 January 1907, d. 10 July 1985
     Sylvia Korbel was born on 1 January 1907 at Racine Co., WI.1 She was the daughter of Frank Korbel and Agnes Petura.1 Sylvia Korbel married Maurice Dawalt Lindley, son of Clarence H. Lindley and Artha Dawalt, after 1946, It appears that Maurice and Sylvia had either a biological or adopted child. The information for Sylvia's death certificate was Lynn Huss of Santa Rosa, CA, a granddaughter. DLB 2018. Sylvia Korbel died on 10 July 1985 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, at age 78. She died on 10 July 1985 at Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN, at age 78.


  1. [S4562] NARA Series T624, Roll 1734; FHL #1375747. Microfilm Image.

Lowell Ray Korfe

M, b. 28 December 1913, d. 8 February 2005
     Lowell Ray Korfe was born on 28 December 1913 at Traer, Tama Co., IA. He married Vivian Belva Smith, daughter of Oliver Garfield Smith and Pearl Agnes Flickinger, circa 1941. Lowell Ray Korfe began military service WW II service, U.S. Army. He died on 8 February 2005 at Vista, San Diego Co., CA, at age 91

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Lowell R. Korfe, 91, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at his home of congestive heart failure.

Born Dec. 28, 1913, in Iowa, he lived in Vista for one year. He lived in Carlsbad for 30 years previously. He retired in 1972 from Barbara Ann Baking Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Korfe is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian Korfe of Vista; and daughter Becky Jo Cooper of Escondido.

His cremains will be scattered at sea.

The family suggests donations to Hospice by the Sea, 312 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 250, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

He was cremated in 2005 ashes scattered at sea. Findagrave #124866938.

Henry Korman

     Henry Korman married Addie Baise.

Child of Henry Korman and Addie Baise

Katherine Mary Korman

F, b. 24 July 1904, d. 15 August 1990
     Katherine Mary Korman was born on 24 July 1904 at Big Spring, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Henry Korman and Addie Baise. Katherine Mary Korman married Elijah Cotral Gruber, son of Edward Everett Gruber and Alice Elizabeth Powell, on 24 December 1921 at Montgomery Co., MO, ceremony by Fr. D. J. O'Brien. Katherine Mary Korman died on 15 August 1990 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 86. She was buried in August 1990 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery City, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Katherine Mary Korman and Elijah Cotral Gruber

(?) Korner

     (?) Korner married (?) Warmuth.

Child of (?) Korner and (?) Warmuth

Anton Killian Korner

M, b. 9 July 1911, d. 17 October 1992
     Anton Killian Korner was born on 9 July 1911 at Germany. He was the son of (?) Korner and (?) Warmuth. Anton Killian Korner married Arla Rothwell, daughter of Harry Monte Rothwell and Pansie Avonna Duncan, after April 1940, at least one child to this marriage. Anton Killian Korner died on 17 October 1992 at Hawthorne, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 81.

Gertrude Marie Kornher

F, b. 21 July 1926, d. 20 June 1943
     Gertrude Marie Kornher was born on 21 July 1926 at Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. She was the daughter of John Kornher and Emma Carolina Lemke. Gertrude Marie Kornher died on 20 June 1943 at age 16 automobile accident.

Helen Louise Kornher

F, b. 13 January 1924, d. 15 April 2007
     Helen Louise Kornher was born on 13 January 1924 at Gooding Co., ID. She was the daughter of John Kornher and Emma Carolina Lemke. Helen Louise Kornher married Robert Sampson on 8 June 1957. Helen Louise Kornher died on 15 April 2007 at Winnemucca, Humboldt Co., NV, at age 83.

John Kornher

M, b. 12 September 1888, d. August 1976
     John Kornher was born on 12 September 1888 at Philippadorf, Austria. He married Emma Carolina Lemke, daughter of John Lemke and Maria Louise Faulhaber, on 19 March 1923 at Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. John Kornher died in August 1976 at Gooding, Gooding Co., ID, at age 87.

Children of John Kornher and Emma Carolina Lemke

John Leslie Kornher

M, b. 21 July 1925
     John Leslie Kornher was born on 21 July 1925 at Gooding Co., ID. He was the son of John Kornher and Emma Carolina Lemke. John Leslie Kornher married Della Meryl Kinny on 6 June 1948.

Katharina Kornmann

     Katharina Kornmann married Johannes Wolff.

Child of Katharina Kornmann and Johannes Wolff

Anthony Korte

M, b. circa 1903
     Anthony Korte was born circa 1903 at Indiana. He married Wilhelmina M. (?).

Child of Anthony Korte and Wilhelmina M. (?)

Mary K. Korte

M, b. 6 May 1928, d. 7 September 2012
     Mary K. Korte was born on 6 May 1928. He was the son of Anthony Korte and Wilhelmina M. (?) Mary K. Korte married James H. Klotz, daughter of Louis Frank Klotz Jr. and Freda McKinley Windell. Mary K. Korte died on 7 September 2012 at age 84.

Clarence Leroy Kosher

M, b. 8 October 1890, d. 9 July 1974
     Clarence Leroy Kosher was born on 8 October 1890 date per SSDI.1 He was the son of Joshua Kosher and Sarah A. Kaufmann.1 Clarence Leroy Kosher married Mabel Verne Oberheim, daughter of Rev. William Wesley Oberheim and Susan Catherine Smith, on 14 February 1920 at Dubuque Co., IA, Ceremony by Henry Milligan, Minister. Clarence Leroy Kosher died on 9 July 1974 at Lanark, Carroll Co., IL, at age 83. He was buried in July 1974 at Lanark City Cemetery, Lanark, Carroll Co., IL, Findagrave #70984507.

Children of Clarence Leroy Kosher and Mabel Verne Oberheim


  1. [S170] 1900 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Scanned Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 239; FHL #1240239.

Joshua Kosher1

M, b. August 1856, d. 20 October 1927
     Joshua Kosher was also known as Joshua Kasher. He was born in August 1856 at Union Co., PA, per headstone; 1900 census shows 1857.1 He married Sarah A. Kaufmann on 23 December 1884 at Carroll Co., IL. Joshua Kosher died on 20 October 1927 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, at age 71. He was buried in October 1927 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, Findagrave #115191523.

Child of Joshua Kosher and Sarah A. Kaufmann


  1. [S170] 1900 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Scanned Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 239; FHL #1240239.

Kenneth Harlan Kosher

M, b. 8 March 1921, d. 5 January 1996
     Kenneth Harlan Kosher was born on 8 March 1921 at Carroll Co., IL, date per SSDI. He was the son of Clarence Leroy Kosher and Mabel Verne Oberheim. Kenneth Harlan Kosher married Betty June Neuschwanger, daughter of Erve McKinley Neuschwanger and Esther R. Smith, on 25 August 1942. Kenneth Harlan Kosher died on 5 January 1996 at Alva, Lee Co., FL, at age 74 per SSDI. He was cremated in January 1996 ashes scattered on Gulf of Mexico. Findagrave #129163979.

Richard Emmerson Kosher

M, b. 23 July 1929, d. 8 April 2015
     Richard Emmerson Kosher was born on 23 July 1929 at Carroll Co., IL. He was the son of Clarence Leroy Kosher and Mabel Verne Oberheim. Richard Emmerson Kosher began military service in 1948 U.S. Air Force. He married Wanda Leah Vanbuer, daughter of Frederick Vanbuer and Marjorie McMahon, on 9 December 1950 at Savanna, Carroll Co., IL. Richard Emmerson Kosher died on 8 April 2015 at age 85 Obituary (

R. EMMERSON 'SHORTY' KOSHER, 85 LANARK - R. Emmerson "Shorty" Kosher, 85, of Savanna, Illinois, formerly of Lanark, Illinois died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Iowa. Shorty was born July 23, 1929, the son of Clarence and Mabel (Oberheim) Kosher in Freedom Township, Lanark. He attended Lanark Schools, and graduated with the Class of 1947. After high school, Shorty served his country in the United States Air Force from 1948-1952. He married Wanda Van Buer on December 9, 1950, in Savanna. Wanda died June 19, 2009. After his time in the Air Force, Shorty worked on the family farm-Smokey Valley Plantation-in the Lake Carroll area. He then went on to become a Maintenance Supervisor for Eaton Manufacturing for 26 years until his retirement in 1992. He loved spending winters in Bradenton, Florida with his wife, Wanda. He enjoyed going to car shows, gardening and doing anything mechanical. After his wife died, he moved to Pinnacle Place in Savanna. Shorty will be dearly missed by his son, Pat and daughter-in-law, Julie Kosher of Cornell, Wisconsin; grandson, Nathan, and his wife, Malory Kosher of New Brighton, Minnesota; grandson, Christopher Kosher, and his special friend, Kayla Guanella, of La Crosse, Wisconsin; one great-granddaughter, Camille Kosher and one nephew, Lyle (Peggy) Kosher of Hamilton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; one brother, Kenneth, and his parents. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, with Pastor Mark Godfrey officiating. Burial will take place in Lanark Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made in R. Emmerson's name to Pinnacle Place Supportive Living, Savanna, Illinois. Friends and family are invited to share in Shorty's life at

Published in The Journal-Standard from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2015.