Biography of Henry F. Cropp
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

HENRY FREDERICK CROPP, of Swissvale, foreman for the United States Steel Company, was born July 4, 1849, in Hanover, Germany, a son of Henry and Wilhelmina Cropp.

Henry Frederick Cropp came in 1868 to the United States and settled in Pittsburg, where for nineteen years he followed the calling of a teamster. He then entered the service of the Carrie Furnace Company, now the United States Steel Company, with whom for the long period of twenty years he has held the responsible position of foreman, the long duration of his service testifying to his efficiency and fidelity. He belongs to the Royal Arcanum and in the sphere of politics affliates with the Republican party. He is a member of the Presbyterian church of Swissvale.

Mr. Cropp married, March 17, 1874, Ida Permilla Perkins, and they have been the parents of the following children: Frederick William, born April 16, 1876; Elizabeth, born March 1, 1877, wife of Dr. Charles C. Rinard, of Homestead; Elmer A., born April 28, 1879; Paul Vincent, born June 15, 1881, machinist, married, September 12, 1905, Qindarah, daughter of John and Eugenia Flickinger, of Braddock, Pennsylvania; and Carrie, born September 5, 1886, died March 12, 1895, aged eight years and six months. Frederick William Cropp, the eldest of the family, is paymaster for the United States Steel Company at Mingo Junction. He married December 19, 1900, Allabella, daughter of Albert Price, of Irwin, Pennsylvania, and they have two children, Frederick and Albert. Paul Vincent Cropp has one child, Elizabeth R., born September 17, 1907. Elmer A. Cropp married September 12, 1907, Ella Watkins, of Swissvale, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Cropp is a daughter of Adam A. and Lucinda (Baker) PerkIns, of Webster, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Perkins, who is by trade a miller, owns a large grist mill at Webster, which he has successfully operated for The last forty two years.

A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company

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