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.

: 1949
Retired: 1978
Died: 2004


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes


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. John's Woodhull WI 1/1  
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.
1975 1976 Sick Leave        


Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. replaced Cousins (1977-2002)

1979 St. John's South Milwaukee WI

3/3, 2/4

In residence.

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