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Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinal, Wednesday, December 28, 1892   (Generation I in Indiana)


Rev. Andrew Hollopeter, who for sixty years has been a minister of the M. E. Church, died near Leo, this county, on December 18, at the advanced age of eighty-four years.




Obituary of William C. Hollopeter as found in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Saturday morning, Nov. 8, 1913:   (Generation II in Indiana)


Capt. W. C. Hollopeter, a resident of Cedar Creek township for the last 65 years and long prominent in G.A.R. circles of Allen county, died Thursday afternoon at his home near Leo at the age of 81 years.  Death was due to complications and followed a prolonged illness.  Capt. Hollopeter was one of the best known farmers of Allen county and during the civil war won much honor as captain of Company C, 88th Indiana volunteer infantry.  He was a member of Lawton-Wayne post G.A.R. and of the Methodist Church of Leo.  He was also a member of the Masonic lodge at Leo.  His death is mourned by hundreds of friends. 


Surviving besides the widow are 4 sons and 4 daughters:

            Rev. C. M. Hollopeter of Monroeville

            Rev. W.M. Hollopeter of Cambridge City

            Prof. H.S. Hollopeter of Mason City, Iowa

            Lloyd H. Hollopeter of Huntertown

            Mrs. W. J. Carnahan and

            Mrs. E. T. Carnahan of Auburn

            Mrs. D. C. Rundles of Champaign, Ill

            Mrs. J. B. Fitch of Huntertown


Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 o'clock at the residence and at 11:30 o'clock at the Leo Church.





Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Wednesday, April 16, 1873   (Generation I in Indiana)  


At Leo, Allen county, yesterday, Mr. Wesley Hollopeter, an aged, respected and wealthy citizen of that place, was buried with Masonic honors by the Masonic Order at Leo. Mr. Hollopeter was sick but a short time, being strickened (sic) down by the heart disease. He was one of the oldest settlers in Cedar Creek township, and was loved and honored by every body. He was eccentric in many things, though not to a fault. He leaves a large connection of relatives and friends.




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Thursday morning, June 2, 1910   (wife of John Wesley)


Pioneer Woman dies at Leo.  Mrs. J. W. Hollopeter passes away after 6 months illness.  Had been a resident of Allen County since 1846 and was a member of the Methodist Eposcopal Church for 54 years.  Mrs. J. W. Hollopeter, 76 years of age, a pioneer resident of Cedar Creek township, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Leo after 6 months illness of paralysis.  Mrs. Hollopeter was born in Pennsylvania but came to Allen county when a girl 13 years of age.  In 1852 she was united in marriage to Mr. Hollopeter and they settled on a farm near Cedarville.  The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. Doglas.  Following Mr. Hollopeter's death 17 years ago, Mrs. Hollopeter remained on the farm until 7 years ago when she removed to Leo.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for 54 years, and was always an untiring worker for the good of the church.


Surviving she leaves 8 children and 3 stepsons:

            Mrs. Regina Myers of Great Bend, Kansas

            Mrs. Virginia Sole, of Ossian, Ind

            The Rev. B.F. Hollopeter of Wabash, Ind

            C. L. Hollopeter of Wooster, Ohio

            S. E. Hollopeter of Wakarusa, Ind

            Luther Hollopeter of Toledo, Ohio

            Clarence H. Hollopeter of Topeka, Ind

            Levi H. Hollopeter of Harlan, IN

            J. A. Hollopeter of Norwalk, Ohio

            O. E. Hollopeter of Akron, Ohio

            Hiram Hollopeter of Hicksville, Ohio


Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church at Leo, Ind., the Rev. Dickson officiating. 





Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Saturday morning, April 1, 1933    (WIFE OF ENOCH AND



Mrs. Mary E. Hollopeter, 85, of Leo, died Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mabel McCrory of Leo.  Survivors include:


Four sons:

            Bert and Lester Hollopeter of this city

            Milton Hollopeter of Churubusco

            George Hollopeter of Leo

Two daughters:

            Mrs. William Snyder of Huntertown

            Mrs. McCrory of Leo

Two sisters:

            Mrs. Lavina McCrory of Three Rivers, Michigan

            Mrs. Minna Hollopeter of Huntertown

21 grandchildren

22 great-grandchildren


Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of Mrs. McCrory, and at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Church at Leo, of which the deceased was a member.




Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinal, Wednesday, July 28, 1897     (Generation III)

(Son of Mathias)


Rev. C. E. Hollopeter died Saturday at the home of his parents, in Cedarville, his death being due to consumption.  He was about thirty years old and had lived in this county for most of his life.  He was a teacher in the township schools for 10 years.  His education was obtained in the Methodist college and he was one year a member of the Methodist Episcopal conference, but ill health compelled him to retire.  The funeral occurred Sunday morning at 10:30 from his late home.




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1957   (Generation III in Indiana)

(Son of Enoch)


George Hollopeter:  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday for George Hollopeter, 87, who died at 12:30 a.m. yesterday at the Sanders Hospital in Auburn, where he had been a patient since June 3.  Services will be in the Leo Methodist Church, the Rev. J. H. Neuenschwander officiating with burial in the Leo Cemetery.  Mr. Hollopeter resided with his niece, Miss Bessie Conway, in Cedarville before entering the hospital.  Prior to making his home with his niece, Mr. Hollopeter resided in Leo.  Before his retirement he was employed as a janitor at the Fort Wayne State School.  He was a member of the Leo Methodist Church.  Surviving besides the niece are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Saylor, Huntertown, and Mrs. Mabel Stevick, Leo;  one brother, Lester, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home at Spencerville until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of the funeral. 




Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Wednesday morning, November 16, 1938   (Wife of George)


Funeral Services for Mrs. Lida Hollopeter, 70, who died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home in Leo following a year's illness of carcinoma of the stomach, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Leo M.E. Church, Rev. J. F. Lutey officiating.  Burial will be at the Leo cemetery.  The body will be taken home this morning from Roscoe Walter's funeral home in Spencerville.  The deceased was a member of the Leo. M.E. church and the Ladies' Aid society. 


Survivors include the husband, George, and two brothers,  H. C. Cain of Paulding, Ohio, and J. W. Cain of Parkin, Arkansas. 


Burial Records of the Leo Cemetery, Leo, Cedar Creek Twp., Allen Co., IN


HOLLOPETER, GEORGE.................1869 - June 20, 1957...............Lydia

HOLLOPETER, LYDIA......................1868 - Nov. 15, 1938...............George




Fort Wayne News Sentinel, February 27, 1933   (Wife of William H.) 


Mrs. Angeline Hollopeter, aged 78, a pioneer resident of Cedar Creek Township, died Sunday night at 11 o'clock at her residence after an illness of two days.  She was a member of the Leo Methodist Episcopal Church.  Her husband, William Hollopeter, died 25 years ago. 


Surviving are a daughter:

            Mrs. Ermina Hollopeter

A granddaughter:

            Mrs. Mae Neuhouser

Two great granddaughters:

            Wanda and Marna Jo Newhouser

            all of whom resided with the deceased near Cedarville,

A sister:

            Mrs. Catherine Meyers of Perry Township


Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Leo M. E. Church with the Rev. I. L. Pusey officiating.  Burial in the Leo Cemetery.




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Tuesday morning, June 16, 1936  (Wife of George W. d: 1928)


Susan Hollopeter, 85, died last night at her home near Cedarville, following a three weeks' illness.  Death was caused by complications following an attack of gall stones.  She was the widow of George W. Hollopeter, who died in 1928.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.


Surviving are

Four daughters:

            Myrtle, who lives at home

            Mrs. Stella Page, wife of Capt. Clarence Page of the Allen county infirmary

            Mrs. Allie Metcalf of Huntington

            Mrs. Venora Sible of Churubusco

One great-grandchild

A sister:

            Mrs. Estella Henry of Los Angeles


Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Cedarville church with Rev. Lutey of Leo M.E. Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Leo Cemetery.  Cemetery List at Old Leo Cemetery, Cedar Creek Township, Allen Co., IN

In group with Myrtle, Susan, George, Jerome


HOLLOPETER, GEORGE...............1848 - OCT. 19, 1928.......................Father

HOLLOPETER, SUSAN..................1850 - June 15, 1936.......................Mother

HOLLOPETER, JEROME...............1879 - 1888

HOLLOPETER, MYRTLE...............1875 - Sept. 29, 1945




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sunday, September, 1945  (Dau. George & Susan)


Miss Myrtle Hollopeter, 70, died of cerebral hemorrhage at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Gladys Warner, Leo.  She was a member of the Leo Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the GLC Club of Leo.


Surviving are

3 Sisters:

            Mrs. Stella Page

            Mrs. Allie Metcalf

            Mrs. Venora Sible


Funeral services will be held at the Leo Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Charles Clifton officiating.  Burial will be in the Leo Cemetery.  The body will be removed from the Walters Funeral Home to the niece's residence this morning, where friends may call.




Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Sunday morning, September 17, 1911   (Generation II)

(Son of Isaiah)


Word has been received by relatives in this city of the death of Marion S. Hollopeter which occurred September 11 at Shawnee, Oklahoma.  The deceased was born at Leo, Ind., August 15, 1854, and resided in Allen county for 51 years, removing to Oklahoma bout 6 years ago.  Surviving he leaves the wife and three children, Homer and Maude Hollopeter of Shawnee, and Mrs. T. C. Deason of Oklahoma City.




Fort Wayne News Sentinel, May 10, 1932   (Generation III in Indiana, son of Jacob)


Jacob C. Hollopeter, aged 63, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at his home one mile south of Harlan.  Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harlan Church of Christ with Rev. J. O. Rose of Angola, officiating.  Burial in the cemetery at Harlan.  Surviving are the wife, Sarah, and a daughter, Bessie, at home;  a son George, also at home;  a grandchild;  a sister, Mrs. Louisa Smith of Wolcottville, and a half-brother, Sherman Nixon of Huntertown.




Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1946   (Wife of Jacob)


Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Hollopeter, 74, near Harlan, who died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home following an extended illness will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Oetting Funeral Home, Harlan, and at 2 o’clock in the Church of Christ, Harlan.  Burial will be in the Harlan Memorial Cemetery.  Survivors include a daughter, Bessie, and a son, George S., at home;  three grandchildren and a brother, Frank Main, Farmer, Ohio.




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Saturday, October 25, 1969   (Dau. of Jacob and Sarah)


Bessie M. Hollopeter, 69, R.R. 1 Woodburn, died in a Hicksville, Ohio, hospital yesterday, following a long illness.  She was a retired school teacher, a lifelong resident of the Harlan area, and a member of the Harlan Church of Christ.  Surviving are one niece, two nephews and one great-niece.  Friends may call at the Oetting Funeral home, Harlan, after 11 a.m. Sunday.  Services will be at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Monday with LeRoy Haynie officiating.  Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery.




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Saturday, July 22, 1961   (Dau. Samuel and Emma)


Miss Frances Hollopeter, 67, an accountant and bookkeeper, died Thursday night in Garrett Community Hospital.  A sister, Mrs. Erma Doering, Wakarusa, is the only survivor.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ettinger Funeral Home, where rites are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery. 




Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Thursday morning, February 22, 1906     (Wife of Clarence Hollopeter)


Mrs. Maggie Hollopeter died, Wednesday afternoon at her home, 2222 Thomas Street, at the age of twenty-eight years, eight months and twenty-one days.  Death was caused by tuberculosis.  Mrs. Hollopeter leaves a husband, Clarence Hollopeter, who is a conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad;  also two small daughters.  The other surviving relatives are her mother, Mrs. Perry Betz, one sister, Mrs. Minnie Huber, two nieces, Mrs. E. J. Hausback and Mrs. Armal Huber, and a nephew, Mr. Perry Huber, all of this city.  The funeral announcement will be made later.


HOLLOPETER, AGNES MAE     (wife of Earl Freeman Hollopeter)


Agnes Mae Hollopeter, 89, formerly of Churubusco, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Grangeville, Idaho.  Born September 7, 1915, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Oral and Myrtle (Hyndman) Gieseking.  She was united in marriage on June 4, 1938, to Earl Freeman Hollopeter.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park, Florida, and was an elementary teacher for Churubusco and other Whitley County schools from 1930’s to 1969’s. 


Survived by her daughter:

            Earleen K. Michele of Irmo, S.C.


            Dr. Wayne  (and Alexia) Hollopeter of Grangeville, Idaho

            John J. (and Hannah) Hollopeter of Columbia City

Six wonderful grandchildren


She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl

Sister, Hilda Guiff

Brothers, Lawrence and Clarence Gieseking


Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco.  Pastor Larry Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.  Memorials to the Sryinga Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Grangeville, Idaho.






STEPHEN L. HOLLOPETER, 64, died Sunday, February 19, 2006, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Fort Wayne.   Born in Fort Wayne, he was a Truck Driver with J & S Express for 10 years retiring in 1998.  He was involved with Indiana Tractor Pullers Association.


Survived by sons:


            SHANE L. HOLLOPETER, both of Fort Wayne


            KIMBERLY K. HOLLOPETER, of Fort Wayne

            TONYA J. HOLLOPETER, of Houston, Texas


            KARI HOLLOPETER of Fort Wayne


            ZACH M. HOLLOPETER


            ALEXANDER J. HOLLOPETER, all of Fort Wayne

            KELLEN I. AMOS of Houston, Texas



            CRYSTAL J. HOLLOPETER, both of Fort Wayne

            JORDYN K. AMOS 

            TAYLOR D. AMOS, both of Houston, Texas


No services or calling.  Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons, Covington Knolls Funeral Home.