Deacon Robert W. Kropff was born May 9, 1824, and died March 3, 1913; aged 88 years, 9 months and 24 days. He was married on December 5, 1844, to Miss Ann Gray, who died several years ago. They lived happily together, and had only two children, Mr. J. W. Kropff and Sister J. J. Poff, who lived to be grown.
Brother Kropff was an industrious
farmer and very popular mechanic. He was always cheerful and pleasant toward
his fellowmen, and had the confidence of his people as being an honest, conscientious
citizen. He was a member of
A few days before his death he told his daughter (Sister Poff) that he dreamed that two men brought his coffin into the room, He said it was the prettiest coffin that he had ever seen, and that it didnít frighten him in the least. He wanted to get into it and only dreaded the sting of death.
He associated with the late Elder J. C. Hall at
Dear children, try not to weep for him, but think only of the rest that remains to him and how he has entered into the joys of the Lord and was freed from pain of his life; yet you will miss him and he will remain in your memory as long as you live.
H. V. Cole