George Benard Kopp

1 August 1921–23 December 2003 (Age 82)
American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States

The Life of George Benard

When George Benard Kopp was born on 1 August 1921, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, his father, Bernhard George Kopp, was 27 and his mother, Wilhelmine Alvina Rohde, was 22. He married Martha Marie Hofmeister on 4 November 1942, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States in 1930 and American Falls Election Precinct 2, Power, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 2003, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.

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George Benard Kopp
Martha Marie Hofmeister
Marriage: 4 November 1942
Darlene Christine Kopp
Shawna Rae Kopp

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4 November 1942
American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Köpp): from a North German pet form of Jakob ( see Jacob ).2 German: nickname for someone with a noticeable deformity or peculiarity of the head, from Low German Kopp ‘head’.3 German: from the South German dialect word Kopp (also Kapp) ‘young cock’, ‘capon’, hence possibly a nickname for a young upstart or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or breeder of poultry or game cocks.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Kepp in household of Ben G Kepp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Kopp in household of Benjiman Kopp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Benard Kopp, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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