From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1008

AUGUST F. KROPF, keeper of saloon and restaurant, Madison, Wis. He is the son of Samuel and Rosa KROPF, and was born in Leipzig, Germany, July 6, 1837; his parents are now living; Mr. KROPF came to America and direct to Milwaukee with his parents in 1848, and settled on a farm near that city; for six years they remained thus located, and then removed to Madison in 1854; for three years Mr. KROPF worked in the Capital Brewery, but, in 1860, he opened a saloon and began the business in which he has ever since continued. Sept. 8, 1860 he was married, in Madison, to Miss Wilhelmina PAUNOCK, who was born in Briedenbach, Germany, July 21,1849; they have seven children, five of whom are now living, viz., Oscar, Oswald, Walter, Rudolph and Herbert. Mr. KROPF is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, in both of which organizations he has held offices; he is a member of the societies of the Turners and Druids.

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