February 3, 1916
OBITUARY ~ Lydia A. Richey Kopp
Lydia A., daughter of Thomas and Fanny Richey, was born in Fulton county,
Illinois, Dec. 8th, 1831, and departed this life at the home of her son,
George C. Kopp, January 27th, 1916, being 84 years, one month, and 19 days of
She moved with her parents to what is now Washington, Iowa, in 1830, at which
time there were but three white families living in Washington county. She was
one of twelve children, all of whom have preceded her but one brother, J. A.
Y. Ashby, of Washington,Iowa.
She bore all the hardships incident to pioneer life.
On February 17th, 1853, she was united in marriage to Jacob F.Kopp, who passed
from this life May 22, 1907, since which time she has made her home with her
children. To this union was born seven children, three of whom remained to
care for her during her last sickness.
In 1869 she moved with her family to New Sharon, Iowa, where they resided
until 1900, when they moved to Clearfield, Iowa, that they might pass their
declining years with their children.
When a child she gave her heart to her Savior, uniting with the United
Presbyterian church of Washington, Iowa; transferring her membership to the M.
E. church of New Sharon, and to the M. E. church of Clearfield, an entire life
of Christian service.
She leaves to mourn her loss, one son, Georga C. Kopp, and two daughters, Mrs.
0. C. Hill and Mrs G. E. Grace, ten grand-children and eleven
Funeral services were conducted at the Clearfield, Methodist church at eleven
o'clock Saturday morning by Pastor Edmondson of the Diagonal Methodist church,
assisted by Pastor Carlson of the Clearfield Methodist church, interment in
the Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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