Re: Conrad Castrop of Westphalia, MO
I think my great grandfather was Conrad Castrop. He had a son, my grandfather, Henry Castrop, born in 1863 and died approximately 1937. He lived in Westphalia, Mo. and owned the newspaper Volksblatt until the first world war and then moved to West Glasgow because of anti- German sentiment during that time. Prior to owning the paper he was owner/pilot of a steamboat "The Frederich" which plied the waters of the Osage and Missouri rivers.