Category Archives: Koppelman

Emily Laura Koppelman Barger (1917-2015)

Another Koppelman passed on this summer. Emily Laura Koppelman Barger died at the home of her son Robert W. Barger in Lynchburg, Virginia on her 78th wedding anniversary, June 12, 2015. Emily had lived with her son and daughter-in-law since … Continue reading

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“Reserved for the Koppelman Family Forever”: The Fate of a Family Cemetery

Many rural family cemeteries on the outskirts of Baltimore disappeared as the streetcar suburbs advanced into the countryside. In northeast Baltimore, some remain, including the Gontrum, Biddison and McCormick/Councilman family burial grounds. I knew from the Hopkins Atlas of Baltimore … Continue reading

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Confirmation, Easter Sunday 1931

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church‘s confirmation class of 1931 sat for a portrait at Reissert’s Studio, 321 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, to memorialize the Easter Sunday affirmation of their faith and full membership in the community of the church. The serious … Continue reading

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Private Henry Albert Koppelman (1877-1898)

On 2 November, 1898, the Baltimore SUN reported that Private Henry Albert Koppelman, stationed at Camp Meade, in Middletown, Pennsylania, had been sent to the First Division Hospital. Henry Koppelman died on 19 November, just over two weeks later. If … Continue reading

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“A Klondike Catamaran”

In my last post, I told the story of discovering that a long lost ancestor, John Herman Koppelman (b. 24 Dec 1866, Baltimore County, Md.), eldest son of Gardenville farmer John Henry Koppelman (1840-1902), went gold-prospecting in the Klondike in … Continue reading

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“Yukon” Koppelman

In the years I’ve been piecing the Koppelman story together, one mystery stood out: What became of John Henry Koppelman’s eldest son, John Herman Koppelman? Born on Christmas Eve, 1866, John Herman Koppelman was named after his grandfather, the family’s … Continue reading

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John Henry Koppelman’s Obituary

The wonderful Carol Porter of the Baltimore County Genealogical Society very thoughtfully sent me this obituary for John Henry Koppelman. It was published in the Towson Union News (aka The Union) on 26 July 1902. Click on the image to … Continue reading

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