Friday, February 18, 2011

Tobias Roop

Tobias Roop was a farmer in McLean Twp, born in Pennsylvania. He died in December of 1879 at age 65 and reportedly weighed 460 pounds. It took 200 feet of lumber to make his coffin and several hundred people visited the undertaker just to view the casket. He was buried in the Walkup or Roop cemetery at the intersection of 705 and Brandewie Rd.