|Rev. George S. Hopf
Summary of Case: Hopf's name appeared on a list released by the Milwaukee archdiocese in 2004 of 43 priests who were fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. He died Oct. 16, 2004.
Milwaukee archbishop was Moses Elias Kiley (1940-1953), followed by Albert Gregory Meyer (1953-1958)
|1954||St. Joseph's (German)||Milwaukee/Wauwatosa||WI||4/4||Parish had an elementary school with 530-473 students, and a ninth grade with 37-22 students.|
Meyer was succeeded by William Edward Cousins (1958-1977)
|1962||St. John De Nepomuc's (Bohemian)||Milwaukee||WI||2/3||Parish had a school with 511-428 students.|
|1962||1966||St. Mary's||Waukesha||WI||2/3||Parish had a school with 779-355 students.|
|1966||1968||St. Mary's||South Milwaukee||WI|
|1968||1968||Immaculate Heart of Mary||West Allis||WI||2/2||Parish with 443 students.|
|1968||1969||Holy Rosary||Milwaukee||WI||1/2||Parish had a school with 236 students.|
|1969||1971||St. Mary's||Eldorado||WI||This was a mission of St. John's in Woodhull.|
|1971||1975||St. Peter Claver's||Sheboygan||WI||1/2, 1/3||Parish had a school with 381-291 students.|
Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. replaced Cousins (1977-2002)
|1979||St. John's||South Milwaukee||WI||
Parish had a school with 186-190 students.
Hopf is first noted to be retired in the 1979 Directory, while still at St. John's.
|1979||1982||Retired/St. Peter Claver's||Sheboygan||WI||St. Peter's had a school.|
|1982||1993||Retired/St. Anne's Home for the Elderly||Milwaukee||WI|
Timonty Michael Dolan succeeded Weakland (2002-2009)
|2003||Retired/St. Joseph Home for the Elderly||Palatine||IL||
Hopf is not indexed in the Directories after 2003.
His name appeared on a list released by the archdiocese in 2004 of 43 priests who were fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of sexual abuse against them. He died Oct. 16, 2004 (Daily Herald [Arlington Heights IL], Oct. 19, 2004)
|Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1950-2003)
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This assignment record was last updated on March 17, 2011