Hello Cousin Herbert.Our Ropp lines apparently cross several generations back. My g-grandmother, Mary Magalene Ropp (b 1890, d 1980), was the seventh child of William Andrew Ropp and Margaret Ellen (Parks) Ropp. Because I'm fairly new to being interested in genealogy, I haven't done much reaearch on the Ropp line yet, but in an oral history written before her death, my g-grandmother, recalled how several Ropp families came to Kansas in three covered wagons in 1871, eventually settling near Halstead. "The Ropp boys and the Parks boys started clearing the land and building lob cabins for their families.The Parks family finally reached Halstead and settled there for a year.My older brother Walter and his unncles would walk into "Cow Town," later called Wichita, for supplies and groceries.IT took three days to walk the 40 miles by cow path.Later the trips were made by horseback in two days.The trips were hard in the winter as the cow paths were lost in the snow storms. . . . " You may already have a copy of this history, as your name seems familiar to me -- if not, I'd be glad to send you a copy.I'd also be interested in any other information you may have on the Ropps.I am the grandson of Ruth Pearl (Torrance) Crain and the son of Jeroldine (Crain) Pittman. Hope to 'talk' with you soon!