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James and Bernice Oppy Family

Posted by on October 23, 2011

The James Abraham Oppy family purchased their 91 acre farm in 1945. Oppy wanted to use the land for farming but he also was employed at the Reeves Steel Co., in Dover, for 44 years. He was married to Bernice Kathryn Oppy and they had four daughters: Donna Cunningham, Marjorie Davis, Lois Mansill and Kathryn Ritenour. Marjorie and her husband Floyd “Zeke” Davis continue to reside in Goshen near the farm that sits on Goshen Valley Rd. The Oppy’s great-grandson, Mitchell Joseph Davis and his wife Diane, now own the home. Marjorie and Floyd have three children who reside in Goshen, Melvin L. and Mary L. Davis, Marvin R. and Cynthia A.Davis and JoAnn V. and Larry Guy. A photo of the Oppy home in 1943 can be seen on page 10 of the Recollections of a Community Part 2. The house was thought to be built in the 1830′s and had been granted for missionary work.

Prior to living at the Oppy Farm on Goshen Valley Rd., the  James Abraham Oppy family resided in the home now occupied by Flora Dindo on Goshen Hill Rd. for two years.

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