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Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Jacob L. ROPP

         Jacob L. ROPP was born July 1, 1849 and was the son of Jacob and Catherine (Riner) Ropp. His father died March 4, 1882, at the age of 64; his mother was born July 28, 1813.

         On October 10, 1876, Eliza J. Anderson, born June 14, 1844, at Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland, and Jacob L. Ropp were married. Her parents were David and Mary (Speck) Anderson; her father was born December 4, 1809, and her mother, April 15, 1811. They lived near Hedgesville. Children born to Jacob and Eliza Ropp were: Clarence Ropp, December 26, 1877-?; Nora B. Ropp, August 20, 1879-?; and Mary C. Ropp, May 7, 1882-?.

         Mr. Ropp’s farm was near Little Georgetown, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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