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Andrew KOPP
Margaret A. GEESEY
In the case of both Andrew and Margaret, birthdates on their tombstones are out of line with their birthdates in the censuses.  As the more first-hand and more contemporary records, the censuses should be given more weight than the tombstones (see this page for a discussion of the reliability of tombstones and death certificates with regard to birthdates). 
Husband:  Andrew KOPP
Birth from censuses:  1814/5, PA
Birth from tombstone:  14 Nov 1809
Occupation:  lumberman, farmer
Father:  Andrew KOPP/KAPP
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Margaretta/Margaret A. GEESEY
Birth from censuses:  1823/4, PA
Birth from tombstone:  13 Apr 1820, Geeseytown, Blair Co., PA
Death:  20 Apr 1881, Richland, Cambria Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Richland Cemetery, Richland, Cambria Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Johann Conrad GIESE/GEESEY (1775-1842)
Mother:  Catharina ETTER (1772-1850s)
Children:
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Sources (n.b., Dean Twp. formed 1877 from Clearfield Twp.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 20):  Clearfield [now Dean] Twp., Cambria Co., PA, p. 37A, 86/87, enumerated 22 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Andrew Kopp 35 M   Lumberman 4000 Pa
Margaret  " 26 F       Pa
Catherine "  7 F       Pa
Henry     "  5 M       Pa
Lydia     "  2 F       Pa
William Shultz 29 M   Laborer   Pa
Absolom    " 23 M   "  245 Pa
Living three households from Elizabeth KOPP (æ 10, b. PA, living w/Elisha FULTZ family), who is living four households from Andrew's presumed brother, Jacob KOPP.  Given the difference in age between Andrew and Margaret, it is likely that Andrew had a prior wife, which makes it likely that ten-year-old Elizabeth is Andrew's daughter by that wife.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #170 of 742):  Chest Springs P.O., Clearfield [now Dean] Twp., Cambria Co., PA, p. 170, PN 256, 1789/1794, enumerated 25 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Andrew Kopp 45 M   Farmer 1000 400 Penna
Margaret Kopp 37 F         Pa
Catharine  " 16 F         Pa
Lydia      " 10 F         Pa
Mary       "  8 F         Pa
Elen       "  6 F         Pa
Francis    "  5 M         Pa
Andrew     "  3 M         Pa
Margaret   " 6/12 F         Pa
Listed next to presumed brother, Jacob KOPP.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #24 of 40):  Summit P.O., Clearfield [now Dean] Twp., Cambria Co., PA, Roll 1317 (Book 1), p. 124B, 163/151, enumerated 24 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Kopp Andrew 67 M W Farmer 1000 1200 Penna
____ Margaret A 57 F W Keeping house     Penna
____ Liddia 21 F W at home     Penna
____ Ellen 17 F W at home     Penna
____ Francis 14 M W at home     Penna
____ Maggie 10 F W at home     Penna
____ Jonathan  8 M W       Penna
McDermett Charles 17 M W Laborer     Penna
Andrew should be 55 and Margaret 47.

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: Dean, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film #1255111; NARA Film #T9-1111; Pg 404D [E.D. 204]
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Andrew KOPP Self M M W 72 PA Mill Right PA PA
Margaret KOPP Wife F M W 62 PA Keeping House PA PA
Frank KOPP Son M S W 22 PA Laborer PA PA
Margaret KOPP Dau F S W 20 PA At Home PA PA
Johnathan KOPP Son M S W 18 PA Laborer PA PA
Maggie EMES GDau F S W  9 PA   CAN PA
Andrew should be 65 and Margaret 57.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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