John Oppold

4 February 1863–24 February 1957 (Age 94)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John

When John Oppold was born on 4 February 1863, in Illinois, United States, his father, Sebastian Oppold, was 40 and his mother, Maria Margaretha Groetsch, was 36. He married Sophia M. Lamm on 11 February 1890, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Delapre Township, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years and Lincoln, South Dakota, United States in 1945. He died on 24 February 1957, in Aurora, Brookings, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Saint Michaels Cemetery, Sioux Falls Township, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Oppold
Sophia M. Lamm
Marriage: 11 February 1890
Fredrick Albert Oppold
Gertrude Frances Oppold
Alice M Oppold
Clemence Mattheir OPPOLD
Ruth Dorthy OPPOLD
Leo Raymond OPPOLD
Hazel M Oppold
Bernard Paul Oppold

Spouse and Children

11 February 1890
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Apolda in Thuringia, or alternatively from the Germanic personal name Adabald, composed of adal ‘clan’, ‘nobility’ + bald ‘brave’, ‘courageous’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Oppold, "South Dakota State Census, 1945"
  • John Oppold, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • John Oppold, "United States Census, 1930"

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