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Hoxie Sentinel - 22 Dec 1949

A large circle of close friends and acquaintances were grieved when it was learned that Anton „Tonyš Knopp had passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon, Dec 15. This familiar figure had been missed downtown for several days because of an attack of flu, but was apparently on the road to recovery and had been downtown several times that day greeting friends, when his sudden and final illness struck. He was taken to his home where he passed away after a short time.

Funeral services were held from St. Frances Church, Hoxie Monday morning with Rev. M. Mulihill in charge, and interment was in the Hoxie Cemetery beside his son who had passed away in September, 1919.

Anton Henry Knopp was born June 30, 1883 at Bennet, Nebr., the son of Anton T. Knopp, Sr., and Susie Stall, and died at his home Dec. 15, 1949, aged 66 years, five months and 15 days.

After growing to manhood in Nebraska, Anton came to Kansas with his brother, Thomas in 1909 settling on a farm southwest of Selden. On Oct. 10 he was united in marriage to Eva Menefee, of Hoxie. The drought in Kansas forced them back to Nebraska that year. In 1916 they returned to Kansas again, settling on a farm near Menlo for a while. One child, Donald Wayne, was born of their union in 1911 and died at Selden in September, 1919 and was interred in the Hoxie cemetery.

Besides his widow, he is survived by five brothers, Thomas and George, of Selden; Louis, Willie and Bernard, of Bennet, Neb.; the sisters, Mrs. Susie Helus of Valparaso, Neb., and Anna Mumm, of Seattle, Wash.

For 25 years Anton ran a Shoe Shop at Hoxie until failing health forced his retirement three years ago. He was loved by; the children of the town to whom he was the essence of kindness and understanding. His funeral at St. Frances Church Monday was unusually large.

Card of Thanks:
We wish to take this means of expressing our thanks and appreciation to those who assisted us in any way during our recent bereavement. Ų Mrs. Eva Knopp, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knopp, Mr. and Mrs. George Knopp, Mrs. Anna Mumm and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Helus, Lewis, Bernard and Will Knopp.

Submitted by: Frank Knopp
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