John Paul Topp

–10 July 2003
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Paul

John Paul Topp was born in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States as the son of Donald D Topp and Lubertha Jacoba DeGraaf. He died on 10 July 2003.

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Donald D Topp
Lubertha Jacoba DeGraaf
James Allen Topp
John Paul Topp
William (Billy) Topp
Donna Mae Topp

Parents and Siblings

    Donald D Topp


    Lubertha Jacoba DeGraaf




    James Allen Topp


    Donna Mae Topp



    William (Billy) Topp


World Events (3)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Paul in entry for Donald Topp, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Paul Topp in entry for Donna Mae Topp Shattuck, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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