Sophia came to America from Germany with their children. It is
that they lived near the Illinois-Wisconsin border for several years
before moving to
Otto Township, Kankakee County, Illinois. Other family members came
from Germany, but the names of most of these relatives have been lost.
Charles's father was Fred Kopke; it is not
he died, but he has a gravestone in Chebanse, Illinois.
Letters indicate that Charles had a sister who lived in Roscoe,
a small town on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Her name is not
This photo shows Charles and Sophia (on the right)
with another couple.
The photo is labeled "Charles and Sophie Copke, and Sophie's sister and
Do you recognize this couple? Do you
know the names of Sophia's sister and her husband?
If so, please contact