Charles A. Hodapp married Rachel C. Stahl

Married in 1881

Merrill Centennial 1872-1972, page 104

Charles A. Hodapp Family  

Charles A. Hodapp was born December 12, 1859, at Altamont, Illinois, and married to Rachel C. Stahl in 1881.  Seven children were born to this marriage. 

Mr. Hodapp was a tabacconist the first years of his marriage.  He took up telegraphy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Calumet, Iowa, as a telegrapher.  Then he was a depot agent for the Illinois Central Railroad in Merrill and Oyens for many years. Later he became a carpenter. He was the Assessor for Merrill for 17 years.  C. A. Hodapp was also an early mayor of Merrill. 


Children of Charles A. & Rachel:

C. Lee, 1890-1971 His Obituary
Elvera, 1899-1982; married Harry Hansen Her Obituary



Charles A. Hodapp
b. 12 Dec 1859
d. Apr 1934

His Obituary


Rachel C. Hodapp
d. 07 Mar 1955

Her Obituary

LeMars Sentinel, March 23, 1955

Twice this month death has hit relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hodapp.  March 7,
his mother, Mrs. Rachel Hodapp, 95, who had made her home with them for many
years, died, and March 15, their grandson, Ronald Allen Hodapp, six-month old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hodapp of Oyens, expired.  He left besides his
parents, a brother, Dennis, and four grandparents.  Both funerals were held in
the Assumption Catholic church here, with Rev. Lloyd Carel saying the Mass and
the burial in Calvary cemetery in LeMars.
FAMILY NOTE: The infant Ronald Hodapp was buried "In the arms of his great
grandmother, Rachel Hodapp." Her grave was opened and little Ronald's casket
was lowered down on top of hers. They are both buried in the same grave at
Calvary Cemetery, LeMars, Iowa.






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