Last February I completed Book I of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story. I wanted to have the book published so that my immediate family members would have a lasting record. When I finally found a publisher willing to produce ten copies at an affordable price, I was pressed for time, as my brother Karl’s 85th birthday was rapidly approaching. Consequently, quite a few errors remained uncorrected in the final editing process. With the launching of this blog, it seems fitting to republish a condensed version of the book, which will hopefully be error-free.
Presently I am writing Book II, the story of Biene’s side of the family, starting like Book I with the grandparents and ending with that momentous event in 1962 when Biene and I met for the very first time at the municipal campground of Lake Baldeney near the city of Essen, Germany.