biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM P. SOPHER, an efficient minister of the Society of Friends, owns a comfortable homestead on section 33, Spring Creek Township. He was born in Mahaska County, Iowa, March 24, 1852, and is a son of William K. and Agnes Sopher (whose biography see elsewhere in this volume). The subject of this sketch was married, Oct. 4, 1876, to Anna, daughter of Dr. David and Rachel Coulson, of this county. By this union there have been four children: Mary H., born Sept. 4, 1871; Jesse L., Aug. 20, 1873; Hattie and Bertha, deceased. Mr. Sopher owns ninety-eight acres of excellent land, all well improved, with good buildings and other appurtenances, and in an advanced state of cultivation. Himself and wife are both members of the Society of Friends, of which he has been a devoted minister for eight years. Mr. Sopher is Republican in politics, and takes an active interest in the success of his party. Aside from being Road Supervisor of his township, he has never held office. He is descended from good stock, is a man of a high order of literary ability, zealous and efficient in the work of the ministry, and by his words and works is leaving his impress for good upon his fellow-men as he passes along the path of life. While he receives the commendation of friends here, it will be said of him after awhile, when the book shall be opened, "Well done,good and faithful servant."
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy