Charles F. Zopf, now engaged in the boot and shoe business in Marengo in partnership with John Keil, Jr., was
born in Adelsheim, Baden, Germany, September 30, 1879, a son of Peter Zopf, likewise a native of the fatherland,
who came to America with his family in 1880 and made his way to Marengo, Iowa. He has since lived in this county
and is now conducting a restaurant in Marengo. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Ernestine Kueihl, was born
in Germany and has passed away. Twelve of their children survive: Sophia, the wife of M. C. Krumbholz, a resident
of Iowa City; Charles F.; Fred, who is living in this county; Peter H., of Waterloo; Anna, the wife of Harry Rice,
of Ottumwa, Iowa; Katherine, now Mrs. A. B. McConnell, of Idaho; Christine, who is now Mrs. Christ Haist, of Marengo;
Lizzie, the wife of Herbert Seydel, also of Marengo; and George, Susan, Ernestine and Amelia, all at home.
Charles F. Zapf was but an infant when brought by his parents to Marengo and practically his entire life has been
spent here. After attending the local high school for a year he accepted a clerical position which he held for
seven years. He was then in the grocery business for a year and after that was appointed deputy auditor, serving
in that capacity for six years. He was then elected county auditor and his record was so commendable that he was
again elected to that office. He understood thoroughly all phases of his work and as he is prompt and accurate
he proved a most efficient auditor and the county is to be congratulated upon having so able and faithful a servant.
On the expiration of his term in January, 1915, he embarked in his present business as a dealer in boots and shoes
in partnership with John Keil, Jr.
On the 17th of June, 1903, Mr. Zopf married Miss Clara Buelow, a daughter of Henry and Minnie (Mueller) Buelow,
both residents of Marengo. Mr. and Mrs. Zopf have two children: Louis C., who is attending school; and Helen.
The democratic party has in Mr. Zopf a loyal worker and a faithful adherent. The integrity of his daily life bears
witness to the sincerity of his religious faith and he is an influential member of the German Lutheran church.
He possesses those admirable characteristics that we associate with the German race and is one of the most valued
citizens of Marengo.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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