Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Service for George Bopp--Killed in the Line of Duty 1889

Date:  Sunday June 1
Time 2:00 pm
Location: Sumner Cemetery             38°42'56.9"N 87°50'49.9"W
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Directions to Sumner Cemetery from Olney: take Hwy 50 east to Sumner turnoff, Rt 250 south. Turn right; Follow RT 250 1-2 miles and Cemetery will be on the south (right hand side) of highway.  

Directions to Sumner Cemetery from Lawrenceville:  Take 250 West toward Sumner. After passing Red Hill State Park exit, the cemetery will be short distance west on the left hand side of highway.   Entrances will be marked.

Instructions:   Parking attendants will be on hand to assist with parking at the cemetery. The ceremony will be outside, and some walking over uneven ground will be required.  Chairs will be provided.  Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. There are no restrooms at the cemetery. Tickets are not necessary; free will donations will be accepted to further the work of the Society. 

The Historical Society is looking for descendants of George Bopp.  If you are related or think you might be, please contact a Society member immediately.  

George Bopp was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Ables Bopp. His brother Martin was a Civil War veteran; his other brother was named Eli, and his sister Malinda married John Furguson.  

George married Susan Hendrickson in 1874 and they had 7  children, one of whom died as an infant. 
The others were: 
Eliza 1875-1949  Never married
Henry C 1879-1947  
Gilbert 1881-after 1930
Florence 1883- unknown
Arabella 1885-1971** 
Ethel 1889-1907  Never married

**Arabella married three times:
(1)Mr Smith whom she had a son with: Herbert Buster Smith 1905-1994
(2)Ross Montgomery 1910-1980.  He and Arabella  had 3 sons and a daughter:
          A. Charles Montgomery 1913-1978, 
                  Children of Charles: 
                                   Richard E Montgomery  1933- after 1978
                                    Ross Montgomery 1934-2008
                                     Michael Montgomery 1941-1959
          B.    Raymond Montgomery 1910-1980,
                  Children of Raymond:    
                                      William Montgomery 1931
                                       Rose Marie Brown 1932
                                        Wanda Fox Cessna 1934
                                        Stanzie Kearby 1936
                                        Raymond Earl Montgomery 1938-before 2005
           C.  Dale Montgomery 1915-1993, 
            D. Geneva Shidler 1907   living in Oklahoma 1998
   (3) Ralph Tracey was Arabella's third husband. 

The children of Arabella would be the grandchildren of George Bopp; their children would be the great grandchildren.