Kenneth Dwain Kropf

Male4 March 1923–2 April 1985

Brief Life History of Kenneth Dwain

When Kenneth Dwain Kropf was born on 4 March 1923, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Abreham Kropf, was 24 and his mother, Tresa Annie Ruth Pirie, was 20. He married Gladys Enola Perkins on 26 October 1973. He lived in Minburn, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Spring Valley Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 2 April 1985, at the age of 62, and was buried in Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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Kenneth Dwain Kropf
Gladys Enola Perkins
Marriage: 26 October 1973

Sources (9)

  • Kenneth Kropf in household of Charles Kropf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Kropf, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Kenneth Kropf, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1973
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

    Age 3

    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 18

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Siegfried, Alois, Aloys, Arno, Jurgen, Liesl, Matthias.

    German and Swiss German:

    from Middle High German kropf ‘goiter’, hence a nickname for a person with a conspicuous crop due to goiter or for a short person.

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

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