Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Frederic Drompp  

Frederic Drompp Family
Since the summer of 1982 Frederick Grahs Drompp has been a permanent resident of his home at 274 South Shore Drive on Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver . Prior to that time he was a summer resident, living the rest of the year in Logansport at 2809 East Broadway.

Frederic was born in Logansport on J uly 7, 1900, the second child and only son of Caolena Grahs Drompp and Frederick Gottlieb Drompp. His only sibling was Esther Anna Brompp Bollei.

Frederic attended the St. James Lutheran School in Logansport through the eighth grade, after which he attended and graduated from Logansport High School in 1918. He then enrolled at Purdue University and was graduated in 1922 with a degree in Elcetrical Engineering. While at Purdue, he was in the Army from September to December 1918. He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Purdue Chapter.

After his graduation from Purdue, he became engaged to his high school sweetheart and Logansport neighbor, Dorothy Lucille Banres. They were married on November 23, 1922 ath the home of her parents, James I. Barnes and Emily Christine Engelbrecht.

Lucile's family had a long history with Lake Maxinkuckee and in 1933 Frederick and Lucile rented a cottage from Mrs. Curry Barnes on Long Point. In 1935 the Drommps purchased this home, at what is now 880 West Shore Drive. After spending 17 years in this cottage, they built his present home at 274 South Shore Drine and have spent their summers there since that time.

After his graduation from Prudue, Frederick went to work for the James I. Barnes Construction COmpany in Logansport, and his entire business career was with that company. In 1942 he became general manager and part owner of the company until his retirement in 1965.

Lucile Barnes Drommp passed away on January 17, 1983. She and Frederick had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 23, 1982. Three daughters were born to Frederick and Lucile: Emily Caroline Drompp; Joan Barnes Drompp, and Jduith Barnes Drompp. Carolyn is married to William Edward Morre and they live in Loganpsort. John and her husband, William John Mc Afee, presently reside in Los Gatos, California. Judith is the wife of Dr. John Kent Guild, who practices medicine in Plymouth. There are 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. - Judy Guild.

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 152

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport,Monday January 17, 1983
    Lucile Drompp, 82. 2809 E. Broadway, died Monday at 7:15 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

    Born in Logansport, Aug. 18, 1900, she was the daughter of James I. and Emily Englebrecht Barnes. On Nov. 23, 1922, she was married to Frederick G. Drompp, who survives.

    Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Carolyn Moore, Logansport; Joan McAfee, New Canaan, Conn.; and Judy Guild, Plymouth; four sisters, Marjorie Sparling, Culver ; Doris Hillis, Orlando, Fla.; Betty Muehlhausen, Culver ; and Virginia Kniesly, Logansport; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    Two sisters preceded her in death.

    Rites are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home.

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport,Monday January 18, 1983
    Services for Lucile Drompp, 82, 2809 E. Broadway, will be at the Kroeger Funeral Home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev, A.W. Schubert officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    A sister , Emily Studebaker, Miami, Fla., also survives.

    Mrs. Drompp was also a member of St. James Lutheran Church and Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport Sunday, January 18,1987
    Rites are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport for Frederick Grahs Drompp, 86, the father of Woodlawn Center Director Carolyn Moore.

    Drompp, formerly of 2809 E. Broadway, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in Parkview Holy Cross Hospital, Plymouth.

    He had resided in Culver for several years.

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport,Monday January 19 1987
    Services for Frederick Grabs Drompp, 86, Culver , a former general manager and partner with the Logansport-based James I Barnes Construction Co., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.

    A former resident of 2809 E. Broadway, he died at 8 p m Saturday in Holy Cross-Parkview Hospital, Plymouth

    He was born J uly 7, 1900, in Logansport to Frederick G. and Emma C. Grabs Drompp. He was married Nov. 23 1922 in Logansport to Lucille Barnes, who died Jan. 17,1983.

    He retired in 1965 from James I. Barnes. He had been employed with the company since 1922 and was instrumental in the firm's expansion nationwide. He completed several projects associated with all segments of the construction field, including construction of The Matterhorn at Disneyland during a period when the construction firm maintained an office in Los Angeles. He also was with the firm when it completed the first four-level highway overpass in the world in Los Angeles. He had worked on various public and private buildings across the nation including the Ball State University Arts Building and numerous hospitals and public schools.

    He was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of Kama Sigma fraternity.

    He was a World War I U.S. Army veteran and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. He was a member of Plymouth Country Club and Logansport Kiwanis Club.

    Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn "Crick" Moore 105 Longtree Ln., Joan McAfee, Los Gates, Calif., and Judy Guild, Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.

    Pastor Marvin Hinkle will officiate the services. Burial will be in Barnes Circle, Mount Hope Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Tuesday January 20 1987
    Services for Frederick Grahs Drompp, 86, Culver , formerly of 2809 E. Broadway, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Barnes Circle, Mount Hope Cemetery. Friend!! may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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