Friedrich Otto Karl Klopp (1878-1957) – Part III

Karl’s Professional Development

(Klopp Family Tree – Chart I – II)

To see the Klopp family tree, click here.

View of Lübeck - Photo Credit: wikipedia.org
View of modern-day Lübeck – Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

After his active service of ‘4 years, 11 months and 27 days’ Karl Klopp returned to civilian life. He attended a training course of the agricultural department at Greifswald, Pomerania, and then became adminstrator and manager of dairies and export companies, also construction foreman of the machine assembly plant H.G. Schröder in Lübeck.

Greifswald_-_Town_Hall
Town Hall of Greifswald – Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

In 1905 he succeeded in getting a management position of the dairy in Hüttenkofen near Straubing, Bavaria. In 1907 Karl attended the dairy institute at Nortrup not far from Quakenbrück and obtained the certificate officially qualifying for a management position.

City View of Straubing, Germany - Photo Credit: wikipedia.org
City View of Straubing, Germany – Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

In the same year he married the teacher’s daughter Augusta (neé Hauer). Two daughters Luise (1907) and Auguste (1908) were born. In 1908 Karl bought the dairy of his former employer in Hüttenkofen and also became owner of a house at Radkofer Street 7 with a total assessed value of 29,000 marks. Karl Klopp, industrious and goal-oriented worked his way up into a respectable and wealthy Bavarian dairy owner.

To be continued next Thursday …

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