The Shelbyville News
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
Wednesday December 30, 1959
MR. HOTOPP, 83, DIES AT HOSPITAL
Rites Saturday For Well Known City Man
Mr. Hotopp was born at St. Nicholas, Indiana on September 3, 1876, a son of
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
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
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.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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
The Shelbyville Democrat
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.
Wednesday March 20, 1946
NATIVE OF CITY DIES AT HOME
Services to be Conducted
Friday for Mrs. Hotopp
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