The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday December 30, 1959
Rites Saturday For Well Known City Man
          Nicholas (Nick) Hotopp, 83, 136 East Broadway, well-known retired custodian of the St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served for 37 years, and resident of Shelbyville for 50 years, died at the W. S. Major Hospital today at 1:15 a.m.  He had been ill for two months and death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Hotopp was born at St. Nicholas, Indiana on September 3, 1876, a son of  John and Barbara (Ensminger) Hotopp.  He married  Effa M. Price in 1901, and she preceded him in death in 1941.
          He is survived by two sons,  Theodore J. Hotopp of this city and  Leonard Hotopp of Wilmington, Delaware; three daughters,  Mrs. Floyd [Mary Theresa] Lancaster of this city,  Mrs. Lowell Broadstreet of Camby and  Mrs. Forrest Williams of Lafayette; four step-children;  Mrs. Wilfred Smith and  Miss Pat Gore of Ft. Wayne;  Mrs. Earl Strickler of this city and  James Gore of Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  A son and daughter preceded in death. Also surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Frank Kellerman of Batesville, and a brother  Henry Hotopp of Hamilton, Ohio.
          Mr. Hotopp was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and the Knights of St. John.
          Funeral services will be Saturday at the St. Joseph Church with Rev. James Huffman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
Nicholas Hotopp & Effa M. Price
August 31, 1901
Book 16 page 359
Nicholas Hotopp & Kate M. Gore
July 23, 1942
Book 35 page 349
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday March 20, 1946
Services to be Conducted Friday for Mrs. Hotopp
          Mrs. Katherine M. Hotopp, 59, wife of  Nick Hotopp, died at her home, 228 east Hendricks street, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of only a few days.
          Born October 28, 1886, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  John G. and  Susan Bauer Brill.  Her marriage to  Joseph P. Gore took place in August 1908.  Mr. Gore died in 1930.  She was later married to Nick Hotopp in June 1942.
          Mrs. Hotopp was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Ann Altar Society and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John.
          Surviving are the husband, four children by a former marriage,  James A. Gore, of Arlington, Texas,  Mrs. Mary N. Smith,  Mrs. Susan Strickler, both of Shelbyville,  Patty Jo Gore at home; two grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters,  Miss Anna C. Brill, of Greensburg;  John H. Brill, of this city;  Herbert J. Brill, of Clinton, Illinois,  Mrs. Mary DeBanto, of this city,  Miss Theresia Brill, of Cleveland, Ohio; Sister Justitia, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Fred Huesman of Greensburg.
          A son  Jack Gore, was killed in service in December 1944.
          Funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Friday with the Rev. Clement Zepf, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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