Daniel Frederick Papst
Mary Werely
Lt. Col. Roger Wood (U.E.L.)
(Abt 1766-1862)
Margaret Drew
(Abt 1766-1864)
John Frederick Poapst
Margaret Wood
(Abt 1799-1858)

Curtis Poapst


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1. Helen Lind Studley

Curtis Poapst 1 2 3

  • Born: 21 Jul 1843, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp, Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Canada West (Ontario), Canada
  • Marriage (1): Helen Lind Studley on 12 Nov 1868 in Viola, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States
  • Died: 28 Feb 1885, Osnabruck Centre, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada at age 41
  • Buried: Poapst Homestead (Willis United Cemetery), Lunenburg, Osnabruck (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada 4

   Other names for Curtis were Paupst Curtis and Popps Curtis.

  Research Notes:

Source: Family records of Lorna (Wallace) Johnson.

The surname is usually spelled "Poapst" in subsequent family records. However, there are postcards addressed to Helen (Mrs. Curtis) and Edith (daughter) with other spellings such as:

  Birth Notes:

FamilySearch has his birthdate as 21 July 1848. However, the 1871 census gives his age as 27. It seems likely that he was born in 1843 instead (a misreading of the gravestone?).

The entry for Curtis in the Curtis Poapst family Bible is not entirely clear. It could be 1843 or 1848. I'm interpreting it as 1843. The "3" looks the same as in Edith Pearl Poapst's birth date in the same hand.

Lorna Wallace family tree has b. July, 1848 in Lunenburg, Ontario, Canada, but I think she erred. Other sources (e.g., Rosemary Benson) have 1843. Rosemary Benson did a great deal of research and may be right.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/Notices.htm, etc. has tombstone inscription from Poapst homestead, [Osnabruck Twp., Stormont Co.,] Ontario.

See also http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3047155&id=I582489045, seems authoritative. Has b. 21 Jul 1843. Another RootsWeb source has 1848.

My guess is that the headstone is no longer legible.

  Death Notes:

Source http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poaps/Notices.htm has d. 28 February 1885.

  Burial Notes:

Gravestone reads:
Mary Poapst - d. Jan. 17, 1849 - AE 22 yrs. - daughter of John F. & Margaret Poapst
Curtis Poapst - b. July 21, 1843 - d. Feb. 28, 1885
John F. Poapst - died Oct 2, 1887 - AE 72 yrs
his wife
Margaret - died April 18, 1853 - AE 59 yrs

The stone was originally in the back of the Poapst family homestead, where the bodies remain. The stone was brought to Willis United Cemetery at some time before April 2002.

  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1871, Cornwall Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. Div 3
Pg 12
Ln 15
HN 33
FN 33
Last Name Poapst
First Name Curtis
Sex M
Age 27
Birthplace Ont.
Religion Lutheran
Origin Dutch
Occupation Carpenter
Marital M

Curtis married Helen Lind Studley, daughter of Sterling <Russell> Studley and Ann Barbara Lintzen, on 12 Nov 1868 in Viola, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States. (Helen Lind Studley was born on 26 Nov 1850 in Cedar Creek, Washington, Wisconsin, United States, christened on 31 Oct 1884 in Free Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, died on 11 Jul 1921 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 5 and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.)

  Marriage Notes:

The Curtis Poapst family Bible marriage certificate states that they were married in Viola in the county of Wabasha on 12 November 1868. Married by Palmer Sitts, Pastor of the Cong. [6th? Chh] of Elgin, Wabasha Co. Witesses Mrs. S. C. Sitts, George Sinsein(?).


1 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

2 Personal Documents, Lorna D. Wallace (Johnson) family documents & photographs.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3047155&id=I582489045 (Rosemary Benson).

4 Website:, http://www3.bell.net/gaylesen/cemeteries1.html Transcription of gravestones at Willis United Cemetery.

5 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 37600882.

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