Notes

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[NI0001] WILL, 13FEB1790, BK 3, PAGE 39A, SURRY CO., NC

The thirteenth day of February in ye year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, I, George Hoppes, Senior of North Carolina in Surry County, yeoman being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling into mind ye mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and as touching such worldly estate as providence has helped me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of ye same in ye following manner: First of all, my debts and funeral expenses must be paid. Secondly, it is my Will that my beloved wife Catherine shall have this plantation that I now live on containing six hundred and forty-four acres of land with all ye appertenance there unto belonging with all my personal estate wholly and I deem them to be her lawful property to be enjoyed by her without any molestation during her life and then this said plantation to be wholly the property of my son Daniel Hoppes with all ye appertenances thereunto belonging and I deem said land to be his property to be enjoyed by him without any
molestation.

Item, I give to my sons George Hoppes, Jr., and John Hoppes all my claim and right to land where they now live on ye water of ye North Fork of Deep Creek ye land that I bought from Hamilton McClatehey ye whole right to be equally divided between the aforesaid George Hoppes, Jr., and John Hoppes with all ye appertenances, rights, and priviledges thereunto belonging and I deem ye said land to be their lawful property to be enjoyed by them without any molestation.

And further, it is my will that two-thirds of my personal estate be equally divided between my four children (to wit) George, John, and Daniel Hoppes, and Barbara Miller (wife of Jacob Miller) and my wife's one third to be equally divided between ye aforesaid children and George and Frederick Long agreeable to my wife's desires after her death; and further, I have a reserve concerning my son Daniel Hoppes that if he moves away so as he cannot help or take care of me and his mother, that the
aforesaid plantation that I have willed to him shall be sold and equally divided between him, ye said Daniel, George, and John Hoppes and Barbara Miller aforesaid.

Likewise, I constitute, make and ordain George Long and Frederick Long my only and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do, hereby, utterly disallow, revoke and disavow all and every other former Testaments, Wills, and legacies, bequeaths and executors by me in any way before this time nominated, willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written.

Signed George (X) Hoppes by his mark.

Witnessed by Simon Hadley, John Reavis and Mathew Mackan.

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PERSONAL SUMMARY

Georg Heinrich Happes was born on his grandfather Heinrich Kern’s farm, the Linnebach, just south of the town of Schoenau, Odenwald, Palatinate on October 23, 1747 and was baptized by a Reformed Church pastor two days later (Ref. #1). His parents were Georg Happes, oldest son of the farmer and citizen of Neudorf Michael Happes, and Katherina (Kern) Lang, daughter of Heinrich Kern and widow of Schoenau’s master locksmith Heinrich Lang. Georg Heinrich had three older step siblings: Georg, Friedrich, and Barbara Lang. In late summer/early fall 1751, Georg Heinrich’s parents joined a number of other local area families including those of his uncle Michael Happes and aunt Elizabeth Reichert in immigrating to colonial Pennsylvania. Because his father could not pay for their passage, his family was divided among Pennsylvanians who could, in return for 12 years of servitude from each. By the end of the French and Indian War (1763), his family had served their time and in 1766, led by his older stepbrother Georg Lang, Georg Heinrich Happes’ family moved to central NC (Ref. #2). There in Surry County, NC about 1778 he married 17-year-old Elizabeth Miller; their first child Anne was born March 22, 1779. Eventually, Georg Heinrich and Elizabeth had 12 children, the eleventh being Henry born in December 1799 in NC and the youngest being Jacob born in January 1804 after moving to Gallia County, OH. Georg Heinrich Happes died in 1812 in Gallia County, leaving a will that mentioned all 12 children (Ref. #3). His wife Elizabeth died shortly thereafter.



MILITARY SUMMARY (Pay vouchers # 5638 and #4291)

The turmoil that existed during Revolutionary War times in western NC is described in detail in Swiss Roots (Ref. #4). Many of the German settlers there supported the British loyalists. Even after the British surrender at Yorktown in October 1781, lawlessness was rampant in the frontier areas of western NC. There is a tradition among the descendants of Georg Heinrich Happes first published in a history of Jay County, IN in 1887 that: He was by occupation a blacksmith, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, under General Washington (Ref. #5). The National Archives in Washington, DC has a record of a George Hopes in the Quarter Master General’s Department on a pay roll dated April 17, 1780 at Wilmington
Borough (NC). It indicates that Geo. Hopes Q. Mr. Appears as below on a Pay Roll for a Brigade of Waggons employed in the Continental Service & Conducted by David Boggs, W.C. under the direction of Francis Wade, Esqr. D. Q. M. Genl. (Ref. #6). Whether our George Happes was in the Quarter Master (QM) Department of the Continental Army is far from certain.

The only other evidence that the author knows concerning George Happes’ service is a pair of Revolutionary War pay vouchers #5638 dated October 1, 1783 to George Hopper for 13 pounds, 10 shillings and #4291 dated August 1784 to George Hoppes for 54 pounds (Ref. #7). These two vouchers demonstrate that he supported the Revolutionary cause through service rendered, although not necessarily for time spent in a military unit. They are considered ample credentials for admission
to the patriotic organizations Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), but ironically the DAR gives the credit for these two pay vouchers to George Hoppes’ father Georg Happes born in 1715. By 1783 the elder Georg Happes would have been 68 years old, probably too old to have performed substantial service compared to Georg Heinrich Happes, who was 36 years old at this time. Moreover, from the diaries kept by Moravian preachers we know that the elder Georg Happes was ill and weak about the time the 1784 pay voucher was written. The diary of Brother Benzien, for example, contains the following entry for July 28,1787: This morning about six o'clock I set off with Br. and Sr. Waerly for Deep Creek. Soon after ten o'clock we reached the Yadkin. . . . Toward four o'clock we came to the home of old Habbes. He rejoiced to see me, for he had heard of me but because of weak­ness had never been able to attend a service. (Ref. #8).


REFERENCES

1. Hoppes, Harrison N., Swiss Roots: A History of the Happes Family to 1800, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1985, p 13.

2. Ibid., pp. 23,24.

3. A transcription of George Heinrich Hoppes’ 1812 Gallia County, OH will is included in the Hoppesgenerations publication Wills, Estates, Property Settlements. (Above)

4. Hoppes, Harrison N., op. cit., pp. 27-33.

5. See Hoppesgenerations publication Compilation of Published Hoppes Biographies, 11124 James W. Hoppes.

6. Copy of Quarter Master General’s Pay Roll, the National Archives of the United States, Washington, DC, search response prepared April 18, 1973.

7. Revolutionary War pay vouchers #5638 and #4291, Department of Archives and History, State of NC, Raleigh, NC

8. See Hoppesgenerations publication Diaries and Books, which contains excerpts from the Moravian Diaries, edited by Adelaide L. Fries, M. A., LITT.D., Archivist of the Moravian Church in America, Southern District, Volume V, 1784 - 1792 reprinted in 1970 for the Department of Archives and History, State of NC, Raleigh, NC by Litho Industries Inc, Raleigh, NC.

Military Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, aka Harry, used with permission.

1786 NC Surry County Wrights District

1790 Census shows George Hoppus, living in Surry Co., NC, Captain Wright's District. Census page 151 shows one male 16 and older and one female.


[NI0003] ESTATE, 23DEC1812, VOL I, P 241, GALLIA CO., OH

Be it remembered that hencefort to wit at a Court of Common Pleas, continued and held at the Court House in the town of Gallipolis, County of Gallia and State of Ohio, before the Honorable John Thompson Esquire, president judge, Joseph Fletcher and Fuller Elliot Esquire, associate judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Gallia on Wednesday the twenty-third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve and in the eleventh year of this State-The last will and testament of George Hoppes (late of this county deceased) was presented for probate by Samuel w.
Blagg, one of the Executors named in the said will whereupon George Poor one of the subscribed witnesses thereto (having relinquished in open court his right as Legatee) and Samuel W. Blagg another subscribed witness having been both duly sworn, declared they were present when George Hoppes and Testator signed and acknowledged the same as his last will and testament, that they believe he was of sound mind, memory and judgment at the time of signing and acknowledging the same and that they witnessed the same in the presence of each other and at the request of the testator - and Thereupon the same is proved, approved, and allowed as the last will and testament of the said George Hoppes and ordered to be recorded - And the same is in the words and figures to wit:


In the Name of God Amen -

I, George Hoppes of the County of Gallia and the State of Ohio thinking about the Mortality of this mortal life Do resign my Body to the Earth and make this my last Will and Testament being of sound mind and memory.

After my Debts is paid I wish my unmarried children to wit: Hanna, Barbara, Rhoda, Elizabeth and Henry and Jacob, the four girls each I give and bequeath out of my Estate one colt and one cow each. The two boys one young horse creature each to them I give and bequeath when they come of age.

I wish all the remaining part of my Estate to remain in the Hands of my wife Elizabeth so long as she remains a widow of lives, and after decease or marriage I wish all my Estate that remains equally divided among my surviving heirs to wit: John, Daniel, George, Henry and Jacob, Anna Caty, Sarrah. Hannah, Barbara, Rhoda and Elizabeth. I do appoint my wife Elizabeth and Samuel W. Blagg Executors of this my last Will and Testament- I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us.

George Poor X (his mark)

John H. Stanley X (his mark)

Samuel W. Blagg

The above mentioned unmarried girls I give and bequeath one feather bed and beding to each of them when they marry of come of age.


1786 NC Surry County Wrights District

[NI0004] Surry County Court, Record of Inventories & Accounts of Sales 1792 - 1831, Page 68.

Surry County February 13th 1827

In persuanes to an order of Court to us directed, we proceeded to lay off an atoll off to Patty Hoppes widow of John Hoppres Dec'd one years provision in the following manner to wit: we allow her one cow and calf worth ten Dollers and four Dollers worth of Bacon and for want of other provision we allow her Twenty eight dollers out of the Estate to be paid to her by the Administrator.

Given under our hands and seals the Day & Date above mentioned.

Dnl Rutledge J P Wm Rutledge

Wm Davis

James Renard

Surry County August term 1827

The forgoing years allowance to Patty Hoppres widow & Relict of John Hoppes Dec'd was returned and ordered by the Court to be recorded.


Recorded Accordingly

_____ J. Williams Acting Clerk

1790 North Carolina Census, Page 185 shows John Hoppes household as having one free white male 16 years and upward, including heads of families; and 4 free white females, including heads of families.


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1786 NC Surry County Wrights District

[NI0005] Ashe County, NC January 26, 1816

Daniel Hoppas' Last Will & Testament

I Daniel Hoppas of the county of Ashe and State of North Carolina Yeoman. Being weak in body but of a sound and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say First, I give unto my beloved wife Mary Hoppas my whole plantation, with my still and mill, and the orchard appertaining to the same consisting of about Two Hundred Acres of Land to her as her own right and property enduring her life.

Secondly, I will that the balance of my lands be equally divided amongst my children, all my children that is of age I will that they keep the property that they now own and also I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sons my Blacksmith tools and those that are not of age to be provided for in like manner when they come of age.

Thirdly, I also give my beloved wife Mary Hoppas four head of Horse beasts and for her to give each of my children a coult that has not had one and also I will that she shall keep as many of my sheep and cattle as she sees cause. Also I do give unto her the said Mary Hoppas all of my stock of Hogs.

Fourth & lastly, I do constitute my beloved friend Malicki Roberts and my son Abram Hoppas my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills by me made -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 26th day of January in the year of our lord Eighteen Hundred & Sixteen.

Signed sealed & delivered by the (Signed) Daniel Hoppas

said Daniel Hoppas to be his

last . . . .

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1786 NC Surry County Wrights District

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Listed on the 1790 North Carolina Census Schedule, Page 185 as 1 free white males 16 years and upward, including heads of families; 1 free white males under 16 years; and 2 free white females, including heads of families.

[NI0009] WILL, 4AUG1856, BK I, PAGE 156, FAYETTE CO., OH

The last will and testament of John Hoppes of Wayne Twp. Fayette County, Ohio. I give and devise my effects to my children as follows:

1. To Elen Mark, late Elen Hopps and daughter of my son Jacob Hoppes an equal tenth portion.

2. To the heirs (children) of my daughter Polly, deceased wife of Wm. Taylor one equal tenth portion to be divided equally between them except fourty dollars which is to be deducted out of said tenth portion, the said Wm. Taylor having purchased of me a horse which was not paid for to the amount of fourty dollars and which said amount of fourty dollars for that consideration is to be deducted from Polly's share.

3. To Elizabeth Alder, my daughter wife of James Alder and the heirs of her body one equal tenth portion.

4. To my daughter Jane and heirs of her body, wife of Samuel Bryan one equal tenth portion.

5. To my son Henton Hoppes and the heirs of his body one equal tenth portion.

6. To my son John Hoppes and the heirs of his body one equal tenth portion.

7. To Nancy Patrick, my daughter, wife of Francis Patrick and the heirs of her body one equal tenth portion.

8. To Margaret McCoy, my daughter, wife of Abram McCoy and heirs of her body one equal tenth portion.

9. To my daughter, Sarah Hoppes and the heirs of her body one equal tenth portion.

10. To my son Henry Hoppes and the heirs of his body one equal tenth portion.

And I hereby make and ordain my worthy son Henton Hoppes sole executor of this my last will and testament, and the said executor is instructed and empowered hereby to sell all my effects,(personal and real property) and divide the proceeds to the aforesaid devisees and above specified after paying any debts that I may owe and paying such reasonable expenses as may accrue, or be his duty to invest the portions of such of any aforesaid devisees, as are minors in such manner as to him shall seem safe and profitable until they shall become of age when he shall pay the same to them.

No claims of accounts against me by any of my aforesaid devisees are to be allowed or paid by executor, in addition to the amount herein before granted to my said devisees. But it must be understood that by agreement between me and said Francis Patrick by which he is to stay on the place with me while I live and is to be at one half of the expense of keeping up the house and to do the farm work. That he, said Francis Patrick is to have one half of the proceeds of the farm. Therefore one half of the
grain raised and one half of the hay made and one half of the hogs and one half of the increase of the sheep in the place belong to him and are his in addition to the portion devised to my daughter Nancy, his wife.

In witness whereof, I, John Hoppes, the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six.

His

John (X) Hoppes

mark Seal


Signed, sealed and acknowledged by said John Hoppes as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence of each other and at his request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses and we further certify that the interlination of the words, "heirs of her body, heirs of his body when referring to Elizabeth Alder, James Bryan, Henton Hoppes, and Margaret McCoy were made by the consent and instruction of the testator and before he signed the will and that the interlination of the words, "in such manner" immediately after the words, "as are minors" was also made at the time of the execution of this will by the testator.


Abner Dixon

James H. Gillette

George B. Gardner






The State of Ohio

Fayette County ss

We Abner Dixon and George B. Gardner being duly sworn in open court this tenth day of August A. D. 1857 do pose and say that we were present at the execution of the last will and testament of John Hopps deceased, hereunto annexed that we saw said testator subscribe said will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that the said testator at the time of executing the same was of full age and sound mind and memory and not under any restraints and that we signed the same as witnesses at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Abner Dixon

George B. Gardner

Subscribed and sworn to in open court on the 8th day of August 1857, before me

I. J. Willard P. S.



[NI0010] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Daniel Hoppes, who was born October 29, 1784 at Deep Creek, NC and died on August 21, 1855 in Madison County, IN, was the second son of Georg Heinrich Happes. Lester C. Hoppes’ book (Ref. #1) provides the following biographical sketch:

Daniel was born near Surrey Court House, North Carolina, October 29th, 1784. At the age of about seven
years he was taken by his parents to Marietta, Ohio, and from there to Gallia County where he grew to young manhood and on October 20th, 1807, he was married to Susannah Booco, Samuel W. Blagg officiating. Of his wife we have no definite record more than family tradition relates that she was carried away from her home by a band of Indians. How long she remained with the Indians or how she made her escape we have not been able to learn.

Daniel joined the colors and was in the War of 1812. He was in later years called General Dan but research has failed to disclose that Daniel ever held a commission higher than Aide-de-camp on the staff of General Andrew (Old Hickory) Jackson with whom he fought in the battle of New Orleans on January 1 – 8, 1815. After the close of the war Daniel returned to Gallia County, where he devoted the next twenty-five years of his life to farming and rearing his family of ten children . . . .

Daniel Hoppes, being possessed with the pioneering spirit, prevalent in the family, fell in with the tide of
emigration in the year 1840, and with at least the major part of the family, migrated from the scenes of his 40 or more years activity in Ohio to the new state of Indiana. The family traveling accommodations consisted of an old time schooner-bodied, wide-tread, lynchpin wagon, containing the family and all their worldly possessions. As a pioneer Daniel practically blazed his own trail down the Ohio river to the Indiana line, thence taking a Northwestwardly direction he called a halt in central Indiana where is now Madison County. The journey of about 350 miles through a wilderness with only sparce settlements here and there was no doubt fraught with many hardships and dangers as the trail led through the hilly country along the Ohio, through swamps and dense forests; but what of a few hardships to the old pioneer who had faced the cannon’s mouth at New Orleans and who had been accustomed to a life of toil and self denial from his youth? He was taking his family to the "Promised Land." A land not "flowing with milk and honey" of its own accord, perhaps, but as the axe was laid to the root of the tree, and the land was cleared and drained, it did indeed, in after years become a land of much milk and honey in accordance with the old, old promise, or rather, reprimand. "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread."

Upon his arrival in Indiana, Daniel with his family settled on a piece of timber land, and at once began his "clearing" preparatory to building a house and planting his crops. He built a typical log house common in that day and was soon at home, contented in helping the children and his neighbors carve the great state of Indiana out of the wilderness, which only a few years before had been the domain of the famous Tecumseh and his red skinned warriors.

Daniel lived only about fifteen years to enjoy his new home, and in the old Booco Cemetery some five or six miles southeast of Anderson, on the highest knoll stands a small white marble slab about three feet high with the following inscription:


Daniel Hoppes
Died
August 21, 1855
Aged
72 Years

PENSION FILE (25473-160-55)

Daniel Hoppes’ pension file (Ref. #2) contains a muster roll the 3rd Regiment (Stewart’s) Ohio Militia. It shows he was a 4th Corporal in Company H commanded by Captain Adam Kious and that he served for 20 days from July 28, 1813 to August 16, 1813. The pension file contains no evidence that he served beyond this 20-day period, nor did Daniel Hoppes claim any additional service. In addition to the muster roll, the file contains three depositions, two by Daniel Hoppes and one by his widow Susannah. The earliest deposition states:

State of Indiana
Madison County

Before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace of said County this day personally appeared Daniel Hoppas, aged sixty nine years, a resident of Madison County in the state of Indiana, who being by me duly sworn, according to law, declares that he is the identical Daniel Hoppas who was a 4th Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Adam Kiass in the __ Regiment of Ohio Militia commanded by Colonel _______ Stewart and Major ________ Waddall in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he was ordered into service under the “General Call”, from Fayette County, Ohio, on the ____ day of August A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fourteen and actually served in said war for the term of thirty two days, and was honorably
discharged at Upper Sandusky Ohio, on the _____ day of September AD one thousand eight hundred and fourteen by reason of peace. His discharge gave him a credit for a full tour of six months service. He is unable to present his original certificate of discharge as the same is lost or or destroyed. He refers to the muster rolls of said Company for proof. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the “Act of Congress granting bounty lands to certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States” passed 28th September 1850.

his
(signed) Daniel x Hoppas
mark
P. H. Lerneu

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first within written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Daniel Hoppas to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age within stated.

(signed) Peter H. Lerneu
Justice of the Peace


This document was dated 12th day of June A. D. 1851 by James Hazlett, Clk

Daniel Hoppes received a letter dated March 26, 1852 written for the U. S. Pension Office Commissioner in Washington, DC, which stated: “As you served under Capt. Keas only from 28th July to 16th Aug 1813, your claim is disallowed.” After Congress passed another Act in March 1855 granting bounty land to military veterans, Daniel Hoppes reapplied and gave the following deposition:


State of Indiana
County of Madison

On this the ninth day of April A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Daniel Hoppas, aged seventy seven years, a resident of Madison County, in the State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is the identical Daniel Hoppas, who was a Fourth Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Adam Kiass, in the ___ Regiment of Ohio Militia, commanded by Colonel ____ Stewart and Major ______Waddell, he believes, in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June, 1812, that he was drafted at Fayette County, and the State of Ohio, on or about the _____ day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen for the term of (indefinite) and continued in actual service in said war for the term of fourteen days, and was honorably discharged
at Fayette County in the State of Ohio, on or about the ____ day of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. His discharge became lost or destroyed.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved March 3rd, 1855. He also declares that he has not received a warrant for bounty land under this of any other act of Congress, nor made any other application therefore except his application made under that act of September 28th 1850, which failed – the rolls not showing a sufficient length of service to entitle him.


his
(signed) Daniel x Hoppas
mark


We William H. Mershou and Joseph Howard, residents of Madison County, in the State of Indiana, upon or oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed, by his mark, and acknowledged by Daniel Hoppas, in our presence, and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be.

(signed) William H. Mershou

Joseph Howard
Four months later Daniel Hoppes died. After his death, the Pension Office issued Land Warrant #14,080 for 160 acres in his name. His widow then made the following deposition:

State of Indiana
County of Madison

On this seventh day of April A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County and state aforesaid Susan Hoppas, aged sixty four years, a resident of Madison County, in the State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Daniel Hoppas deceased, who was a 4th Corporal in the Company of Adam Kiass, in the ___ (she cannot state the No.) Regiment of Ohio Militia, commanded by Colonel _______ Stewart, in the war with Great Britain, declared by the United States, on the 18th day of June, 1812, that her said husband was drafted at Fayette County, in the State of Ohio, on or about the 28th day of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of some twenty one days, (she is unable to state the precise
number of days.) and was honorably discharged at (thinks) Urbanna, State of Ohio, on the ____ of September (cannot state the exact day of the month.)A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

She further states that she was married to the said Daniel Hoppas, in Gallia County in the State of Ohio, on the (can’t recollect) day of October A. D. one thousand eight hundred and six by one Samuel Blagg, a Justice of the Peace, and that there is no public or private record of her said marriage that she knows of, and that her name before her said marriage was Booco, that her said husband died at Madison County, in the State of Indiana, on the 22nd day of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, and that she is now a widow.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the "Act approved March 3, 1855." She herewith returns Land Warrant “No. 14,080” for 160 acres, issued to her late husband since his death.


her
(signed) Susan x Hoppas
mark


REFERENCES

1. Hoppes, Lester C., History of the Hoppes Family and Our Ancestry (Including some of the better known families in America), Corbin, Kansas, 1925, pp. 39 – 45.

2. Daniel Hoppas Pension File #25473-160-55, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0011] WILL, 29 MAY 1843, MEIGS CO., OH


In the name of the Benivolent Father of all: I, George Hoppes, of the Township of Salisbury, County of Meigs, and the State of Ohio, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament. And first, after my decease, my wish is that my body be interred in a decent and Christian like manner after which I wish that my funeral expenses and just debts to be paid - I then give and devise my estate in the following manner, that is to say -

Item 1st - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsy Hoppes all use of all of the real estate of which I am or may be in possession at the time of my decease except what is herein after accepted and also all the stock, household goods, furniture, farming tools, and so forth, also all the debts of which may be due me either by note or otherwise at my decease during her natural life or so long as she remains my widow; but should she marry after my decease, then and in that case she shall only have her right of dower in my estate.

Item 2nd - I give, devise and bequeath to my son Eli Hoppes, the lot of land containing 25 acres upon which my house stands and orchards stands, it being 25 acres off the west end of lot No. 304 in the Township No. 1 in the County of Meigs to have possession of the same at the decease of my said wife and as soon as he gets possession as aforesaid he shall pay each of his 4 sisters the following sum in trade; that is to say to my daughter, Nancy Russell, the sum of $15.00 in trade, my daughter, Elizabeth Russell, the sum of $15.00 in trade, my daughter, Catharine Hysell, the sum of $15.00 in trade and my daughter, Rhoda Russell, the sum of $15.00 in trade.

Item 3rd - I give and devise to my son Frederick Hoppes a lot of land containing 25 acres being the west end of lot No. 306 in Township No. 1 in the County of Meigs to have possession immediately after the decease of my wife, to have the use of a certain 3 acre field which lies on the west side of the public road and on the west end of said lot No. 306 immediately after my decease and not to have the use or possession of the balance of said lot until the decease of my said wife. Unless he, the said Frederick, should marry and should he marry before her decease then he is to have full and free possession of said lot. Also give and devise to my said son, Frederick Hoppes, a certain young sorrel mare, saddle, and bridle, 1 bed, bedstead, and bedding -

Item 4th - After the decease or death of said wife such part of the personal property thereof and may then remain unconsumed and unexpended I give and devise to my daughters Nancy Russell, Elizabeth Russell, Catherine Hysell, and Rhoda Russell to be equally divided among them.

Item 5th - I do hereby nominate and appoint Eli Hoppes, my son, Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to collect the debts due me at my decease and as soon and as fast as they severally become due and to receipt in full for the same and also to pay all my just debts and to carry into effect and see that the conditions contained in the several foregoing items of this my last Will and Testament are fully complied with. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-ninth (29th) day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
forty three A. D. (1843)

George Hoppes (His mark) and seal.

Signed and acknowledged by George Hoppes as his last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us as witnesses in his presence:

Signed: John C. Hysell and James Smith


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MILITARY SERVICE

PERSONAL SUMMARY

George Hoppes, the third son of Georg Heinrich Happes, was born May 13, 1786 at Deep Creek, NC. He served in Captain Roadarmor and Newson’s mounted company of Major Womeldorf’s Regiment of Ohio Militia for 35 days from August 1 to September 4, 1813. He died on October 6, 1843 in Meigs County, OH. His six surviving children are listed in his will of May 29, 1843 (Ref. #1 and listed above).

PENSION FILE (4967-120-55)

After his death, his widow Elizabeth Hysel married William McCullough who, in turn, died in January 1853. About a year and a half after her second husband’s death, Elizabeth McCullough applied as an unmarried widow for bounty land to which she might be entitled under the Congressional Act of September 28, 1850 because of George Hoppes’ service (Ref. #2). In her deposition, she stated:

State of Ohio
County of Meigs

On this 30th day of August A. D. 1854, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the Count & State aforesaid, Elizabeth McCullough Aged 63 years a resident of Salisbury in said County of Meigs and State of Ohio, who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the widow of William McCullough deceased, who died in Salisbury on the 17th Jany 1853, that previous to her marriage to the said McCullough she was the widow of George Hoppess deceased who was a private in the company commanded first by Capt Roadamour for some 10 days & then by Capt Nathan Newsom, in the Reg commanded by ________ in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day June 1812, that her said Husband Volunteerd at Gallipolis Ohio on or about the 1st day of August 1813 for the Term of Forty Days and continued in actual Service in said War for the Term of Thirty Five
days, and was honorable discharged at ________ on or about the 4th day of September 1813.

She further states that she was married to the said George Hoppes, in Gallia County Ohio, on the 10 day of April 1807 by one Samuel Blagg a Justice of the Peace, & that her name before her said Marriage, was Elisabeth Hysel, that her said Husband died in Salisbury Ohio on the 16 day of October AD 1843 and that she is still a widow.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which She may be entitled under the Act passed Sep 28th 1850. She further declares that She knows of no record proof either Public or private by which She can prove her marriage to her said Husband George Hoppes.
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(signed) Elisabeth x McCullough
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On September 8, 1854, Edward Hysell age 67 supported Elisabeth McCullough’s application by stating in part that: Elisabeth McCullough before her marriage to the said William McCullough was the widow of George Hoppes with whom he was personally acquainted since the year 1801 that the said George Hoppes volunteered for a 40 days Tour on or about the 1st day of August 1813 and served some few days under Capt Roadarmour, & then served the balance of the Tour under Capt Nathan Newsom, that the said Elisabeth McCullough was married to George Hoppes by Samuel Blagg Esqr in the month of April (I believe about the 10th day of said month) in the year 1807, in the County of Gallia & State of Ohio that he was personally present and was an eye witness of said marriage, that Elisabeth McCullough is now a widow, that George Hoppes died in Salisbury Ohio on the 16th day of Oct 1843 . . .


Elisabeth McCullough’s application also included a deposition by Philip Jones dated August 21, 1854, which stated in part that: he was well acquainted with George Hoppes, who died in Salisbury Some 11 years ago, that the said Hoppes Served as a private in the company first commanded by Capt Roadarmour & then by Capt Nathan Newsom of Mounted Riflemen, in the quota of Ohio militia, commanded by Genl Edward W. Topper, War of 1812 from about the 1st of August 1813 to the 4th day of Sept 1813, that he was a fellow soldier with Said Hoppes in the Same Company’s service for which he received Land Warrant No 81,766 for 40 Acres that he is acquainted with Elisabeth McCullough widow of the said Wm McCullough deceased who died on the 17 Jany 1853 in Salisbury O., that before her marriage to the said McCullough, she was the widow of George Hoppes, before mentioned, that said Hoppes died in Salisbury Ohio on the 16 of Oct 1843 that the said George & Elisabeth Hoppes he was well acquainted with for about 47 years that they lived together as man & wife & Raised a Family of 5 children all of whom he is acquainted with, that during his acquaintance with the Family he never heard to the contrary but that George & Elisabeth were Lawfully married the truth of which he has no doubt & that the said Elisabeth is the identical widow (formerly) of George Hoppes deceased, & now the widow of the said Wm McCullough.

Elisabeth McCullough was asked to support her application more fully by producing George Hoppes’ military discharge, the availability of which had not been mentioned in her original submission. On November 9, 1854 she provided a second deposition, which stated in part that: when her first Husband George Hoppess returned from the Army about the 4th day of Sept 1813, he brought home with him his written Certificate of discharge, to her certain knowledge that she had seen it & heard it read, that about the time of the death of George Hoppess in 1843 the discharge to her personal knowledge was yet in his possession, since which his papers have been scattered, and she presumes that the original certificate of discharge has been lost or mislaid as she has examined the papers and it cannot be found, and that she verily believes said certificate of discharge to be lost And further saith not.

When Congress passed the second bounty land act for veterans of the War of 1812 on March 3, 1855, Elisabeth McCullough submitted a preprinted application form containing the following information (with entries to the form underlined):

State of Ohio, ss:
COUNTY OF Meigs

On this 19 day of March A. D. 1855 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid, Elizabeth McCullough aged ____ years formerly the widow of George Hoppess, a Resident of Salisbury Meigs County in the State of Ohio, who being duly sworn according to Law: declares that she is the widow of the identical George Hoppess who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captains Roadarmor & Newsom in the ____ Regiment of Mounted Men commanded by Ohio Militia in the war with Great Britain, declared by the United States, on the 18th day of June, 1812, that he George Hoppess volunteered at Gallipolis on or about the First day of August A. D. 1813, for the term of Forty days, and continued in actual service in said War, for the term of 34 days including Travel and was honorably discharged at Franklinton on or about the 28 day of August A. D. 1813, and for the above Service of George Hoppess, She has received Land Warrant No 102271 for 40 acres dated 30 day of November 1854, that she is not in possession of the same having sold it, that she has made no other application for Land Bounty except for the 40 acres under Act of Sep 1850 that she is not as she believes entitled to further Bounty Land under any act except that of 3rd of March 1855, that proof of her marriage to George Hoppess and of his death is now on file in the Pension office with her application for Bounty Land.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land, to which she may be entitled under the "Act Granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States" passed 3rd of March 1855, that she is now a widow. She further states that she was married to the said George Hoppess in Gallia County Ohio on the 10th day of April 1807 by one Samuel Blagg Esqr & that her name before her marriage was Elizabeth Hysle that her said Husband died at Salisbury Ohio 16 Oct 1843.

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Witness (signed) Margaret Steward

Lucetta King



REFERENCES

1. See Hoppesgenerations publication Wills and Estates. (Will listed above)

2. George Hoppess Pension File #4967-120-55, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0014] Never married, listed as deaf and dumb on the 1850 census.

[NI0019] Jacob reared his grandson, John M. Smith after his mother's death at age 12.

[NI0025] Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana," Chicago; Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. Reprinted by Mayhill Publications of Knightstown, Indiana, 1974. Page 628

John Hoppes, who has been identified with the interests of Jay County for almost half a century, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, December 6, 1815, a son of John and Nancy (Brown) Hoppes, the father a native of South Carolina, and the mother born in Ohio. They were married in Ohio, in which State the father died. The mother died some time before in Jay County, while on a visit to the home of our subject. John Hoppes, the subject of this sketch, was reared and married in his native State, and in August, 1842, with his wife and two children started with his household goods packed in a wagon, from Fayette County, Ohio, for Jay County, Indiana, bringing with them three cows and twenty head of sheep. After a tedious journey over rough and muddy roads, they arrived at their destination, and settled on a tract of 160 acres of wild land in Richland Township. Mr. Hoppes had come to the county the year before, and erected a hewed log house 22 x 24 feet in dimensions, on his land, this being at the time the largest house in Jay County. The stock was then allowed to roam at large, and many a time our subject has had to go a distance of two or three miles to find his horse before going to work. Just after their arrival in the county one of his horses got away, and he had to follow it through the State of Ohio, almost to Covington, Kentucky, before capturing it, thus leaving his family for three days, before their goods had been unpacked. Among his stock was a pet colt which he found on his way back, in a field of oats near Deerfield. Their trading was done at Fairview, and the nearest water mill was at Mississinewa, to which place they carried their grist on horseback. Game of all kinds was in abundance, and night was made hideous with the howling the wolves and other wild animals. Mr. Hoppes did not spend his time hunting, but devoted his attention to clearing his land and making a home for his family. By preserving industry and excellent management he has succeeded well in life, and is numbered among the most prosperous farmers in Richland Township, he having started his sons in life, and still has 132 acres of choice land, where he makes his home. Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes, six of whom survive, all living within a mile of the parental homestead. They are as follows - - Elijah, who married Elizabeth Phillips; Sylvester, who married Emeline Doughtery; John Henry married Mitchell Hollowell; James William married Emma Rowe, Peter married Daisy Racer, and Nancy Jane, wife of (p629) Albert Clore. Mr. Hoppes has aided materially in the advancement of his county's interests. When the Pan Handle road was being built through here, and when he was less able to give than at any other time, he donated eighty acres of land, and $100 in cash, and also put in a great deal of the tile along the road for which he never received any remuneration. In politics he casts his suffrage with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Dunkard church.

[NI0026] History of Fayette County, Ohio
R. S. Dill, 1881
Page 851

Henton Hoppes was born in this township, four miles from Washington, April 22, 1819, and is the son of John Hoppes, a North Carolinian, who came to the state at an early day, and settled in Jackson County, then removed to the birthplace of our subject, where the remainder of his life was spent. Soon after his arrival in this township, he returned to N. Carolina, where he took himself a wife, in the person of Nancy Brown. Together the young couple rode to Jackson County to pack horses, thence to their township, where they settled on fifty acres of land, purchased with money earned the bride weaving. The union resulted in twelve children, who all lived to maturity, save two: Polly, Jacob, Betsy, Jane, John, Nancy, Henton, Austin, Solomon, Margaret, Nancy P and Henry, the deceased being: Austin, Solomon, Jacob, Polly, Nancy and Sarah. Mrs. Hoppes is a member of the Paint Baptist Church, was immersed in the winter, when the ice was frozen thick, and died in the faith; her husband was not a member of any church, but was known as an exemplary Christian Man.

Our subject was married August 11, 1848, to Sarah daughter of David and Serena (Yeoman) Garringer, who bore him eight children, those living being: Samuel B., John W.,., Henry D., Albert J., and Joseph H. He and family are members of the Paint Baptist Church; he holds the office of deacon and trustee. He assisted in the erection of Carr's Mills Baptist Church, in 1880, and has been greatly interested in the Lord's work. The Paint Baptist Church is located on land adjoining his farm and in 1880, the Scioto Predestination Baptist Assoc. held their annual meeting in his beautiful grove.

He purchased the farm on which he now resides, and which is situated near the village of Rock Mills, off Jackson Yeoman, Jan. 23, 1865; it contained 280 acres, to which two have been added. He also owns a farm of 86 acres in Union Township; of of 134 acres on Paint Creek, in the same township, a a farm of 114 acres in Jefferson Township, the total valuation of his real estate being estimated at from 45,000 to 55,000 dollars, which has been accumulated by hard labor and close economy, and is now in charge of himself and sons.

He and his family affiliate with the Democratic party; are good citizens and true Christians. His son John is an ordained minister, a good speaker, and hard worker in the Master's cause.

[NI0032] History of Fayette County, Ohio
R. S. Dill, 1881
Page 688

The first member of the Hoppes family came to Fayette County, Ohio, in 1806, four years before the county was even organized. John Hoppes, the father of Henry Hoppes, with whom the narrative deals, came from North Carolina with his parents in 1804, and settled with them on the Ohio river in Gallia county. In fact, the Hoppes family has been identified with the history of this county for one hundred and ten years, probably as long as any other family now represented within the limits of the county. Henry Hoppes has spent all of his eighty-three years in this county where he now is living, and during that time has seen the county emerge from a primeval forest to it's present condition of prosperity. He served his country gallantly and well in the Civil War and spent two years at the front. His whole life has been a busy one, yet in the midst of his labors he has always found time to assist those who were less fortunate than himself, and therefore well merits, the high esteem with which he is held by friends and acquaintances.

Henry Hoppes, the son of John and Nancy (Brown) Hoppes, was born in Wayne township, July 2, 1831, and as stated, his parents were from North Carolina, and located in Ohio in 1804 on the Ohio rive. John Hoppes grew to manhood in Ohio and then returned to North Carolina, married and brought his young bride to Fayette county in 1806. He entered government land and cut out a farm from the dense forests which covered the land at the time. When the War of 1812 came on, he enlisted for service in his country's defense and served during that terrible struggle, returning to his farm in 1814 at the close of the war. He and his wife reared a family of twelve children, Henry, whose history is here related, being the only one living. The other eleven children are as follows: Mary, Jacob, Jane, Solomon, Betsy, John, Nancy, Henton, Margaret, Austin and Sarah. It is interesting to note that John Hoppes and his young bride, Nancy Brown, moved from North Carolina to Ohio on pack horses and that the fifty acres on which they settled in this county was purchased with money earned by the young bride weaving.

Henry Hoppes attended school in the little log school house near Paint reek in his home township, finished his educational training in the Locust Grove school. He worked on the home farm until 1850, being at that time nineteen years of age. He then went to California, driving an ox team overland, and remained there for nine years. While living in California he was first married, but after the death of his wife, in 1859, he returned to the county of his birth and bought a farm in Green township near Jamestown. He enlisted in the Seventy-fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1861, and served for two years, after which he returned to his farm, where he has since resided.

Mr. Hoppes was first married in California in the fifties to Lucy Raines, and to this union two children were born. Mrs. Sarah F. Sager and Mrs. Alice Davis. The second marriage of Mr. Hoppes was to Sarah J. Smith, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Minerva Cook and John. The third marriage of Mr. Hoppes was to Amy Kerns, the daughter of William and Rebecca Kerns. William Kerns was a native of Fairfax, Virginia, and had a family of seven children, Eliza, Amy, Mrs. Mariah Coe, Prescott, George W., John W. and Joseph S. Three of these children, Amy, Prescott and Joseph S., are living. To the last marriage of Mr. Hoppes was born one son, Valentine, who married Emma Winn and has four children, Hazel, Donald, Leland and Howard H. Of these children, Hazel and Donald are deceased.

Mr. Hoppes is a loyal member of the Grand Army of the Republic and always takes an active interest in the affairs of the local post. He has been a member of the Baptist church for more than forty years and has always lived a life consistent with its teachings. He is now living a retired life on his excellent farm of eight acres in Marion township, where he has been residing for more than half a century. His life has indeed been a busy one and full of interesting experiences. He is a man who is still hale and hearty and able to recount his famous drive across the country to California in 1850, as well as his Civil-war experiences. His whole life has been such as to win for him the esteem and good will of his fellow citizens, and no man in the county is more beloved and highly respected.

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The Daily Constitution
Chillicothe, Missouri
Friday, May 27, 1927
Page 8

The above publication speaks of Henry Hoppis' adventures to California for the Gold Rush - information on this subject can be found at Hoppes Generations - Harry's Corner - Diaries & Books.

[NI0034] Biographical & Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana, Pg. 461

One of the leading agriculturists of Jay County, residing on Section 18, Jefferson Twnshp., was born in Fayette County, Ohio, July 8, 1840, a son of John and Sarah Hoppes. When he was 3 years of age his parents settled in Richland Township, near his present residence, and there he grew to manhood, his youth being spent in assisting his father on the farm where he learned lessons of preserving industry which have been of benefit to him in later life. He was united in marriage in his nineteenth year to Miss Elizabeth E. Phillips, the date of the marriage being January 6, 1859. Mrs. Hoppes was born in Highland County, Ohio, a daughter of Asa F. & Mary Phillips, with whom she came to Jay County, Ind., when about 12 years of age. Her mother is deceased, and her father is now a resident of Redkey, Jay County. Nine children have been born to Mr. & Mr. Hoppes - Sarah Jane, wife of Elias Steed, of Jefferson Township; Mary S. died in infancy; Cyrus E., a school teacher, living with his parents, Tellitha G., wife of Edmund Bergdoll, of Knox Township, Osta V., Rosa A., Wilber G., Bertha J. and Hattie L. the last five living at home. In 1863 Mr. Hoppes volunteered in defense of the Union, but his wife's health at that time caused him to send as a substitute James Collett, of Pike Township. Before the war was over Mr. Hoppes was drafted, but his business and family again made it necessary to furnish a substitue which he did in the person of Henry C. Decker, of Henry County, Ind. Mr. Hoppes commenced life for himself on 65 acres of land, the part of the homestead on which he now resides, which had been given him by his father. About eight acres of his tract had been cleared and a small log cabin built, the former house of Jacob Smith, one of Jefferson Township's old pioneers. From this small beginning he has become one of the wealthiest men in his township, considering his age, and the fact that his property, with the exception of the original 65 acres has been acquired by his own efforts, his progress has no parallel in the county. His real estate covers 450 acres which may be said to be divided into four farms, although all join each other, and all are located on section 18, Jefferson Township. Of his land 250 acres is cleared of the timber and very productive, the balance cleared of the underbrush and seeded, it being used for pasturage. His large substantial brick residence is one of the best farm houses in the county, his other farm buildnings being correspondingly good. In politics, he has always affiliated with the Democratic, being reared in the principles of that party. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

[NI0035] Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana," Chicago; Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. Reprinted by Mayhill Publications of Knightstown, Indiana, 1974. Page 637

Sylvester Hopes an active and enterprising citizen of Jefferson Township, where he is engaged in farming on section 19, is a native of Ohio, born in Fayette County, December 11, 1841. When less than a year old he was brought by his parents, John and Sarah (Caylor) Hoppes, to Jay County, Indiana, and was reared on the home farm in Richland Township, where his father still resides. He was brought up a farmer, which avocation he has followed successfully through life. He remained on his father's homestead until his marriage, which occurred December 13, 1866, to Miss Emeline Daughter, who was born in Greene County, Ohio, but reared in Richland Township, Jay (p 638) County, Indiana, where her parents, James and Jemima Daughter, still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes are the parents of five children- - James Palmer, John Ora, Annie Bell, William Oscar and Jesse Lee. Mr. Hoppes settled on his present farm in August, 1867, in a hewed log house erected by himself. His farm then consisted of 133 acres of timber land, with the exception of about eight acres, which had been cleared, this land being deeded by his father at the nominal price of $500, to be paid later. By industry, combined with good management, Mr. Hoppes has from this small beginning acquired his present fine property, and by his fair and honorable dealings he has gained the confidence and respect of all who know him. The the original 133 acres he has added eight acres more on section 18, Jefferson Township, which he has improved since purchasing. In connection with farming he devotes considerable attention to general stock-raising, in which he is meeting with good success. He erected one of the largest and best arranged barns in his neighborhood, in 1885, and in 1877 his fine brick residence, one of the best in his township, was built. In his political views he affiliates with he Democratic party. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes attend the Methodist Episcopal church, and are active in promoting and upholding that organization.

[NI0037] Biographical and Historical Record of Jay & Blackford Counties, Indiana, Pg. 474

Residing on section 19, Jefferson Township is a native of Jay County, Ind. Born in Richland Township, Oct. 5, 1847, a son of John and Sarah (Caylor) Hoppes. His youth was spent in farm labor on the old homestead in Richland Township, he remaining with his parents until attaining the age of 22 years. He was then married Nov. 14, 1869, to Miss Mary M. Hollowell, who was born in Randolph County, Ind. June 28, 1847, a daughter of Luke and Elizabeth Hollowell, both now deceased. Five children have been born to this union, four of whom are living, Melissa Ann, wife of Elmer Dailey, of Jefferson Township, Adam O., William A., and Thirsy P. Abner, a twin brother of Adam O. died at the age of 14 months. Charles L. and Flora B. Mann orphan children of Benjamin and Nancy Ann (Hollowell) Mann, Mrs. Mann, being a sister of Mrs. Hoppes, became members of their family, the girl at the age of 14 years and the boy at about 12 years of age. Flora is now the wife of J. N. Steed, of Powers, and her brother is living in Randolph County. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes commenced housekeeping on his land in Richland Township the week of his marriage, and of their 80 acres, twenty acres had been cleared, and a log house erected. The year following he rented that property to a tenant and spent the following winter with his father-in-law in Randolph County. In 1871 he removed to a farm on section 3, Jefferson Township, known as the old Geo. Bell farm, though owned by Samuel Caylor, and there spent 3 years, and in the meantime he had sold his property in Richland Township and bought off Geo. Bell the homestead which he yet owns and occupies. The farm then was in very bad condition, but little had been cleared and no drainage had been made; a rude log cabin constituted the residence, and other buildings corresponded. Mr. Hoppes commenced the work of improvement which he pushed forward with energy. During the first year he was prostrated with sickness. Now, in 1887, the farm is considered one of the best in Jefferson Township, consisting of 106 acres, of which 101 acres are cleared and under the best of cultivation. Among other improvements he has laid about 1500 rods of under drainage. His elegant residence, which was erected in 1879 at a cost of $2,500, is among the best in his township and was built with a view of comfort and convenience. He has a commodious barn, 38 x 46 feet and fifty feet in height. Both house and barn are supplied with water under the roof.

Politically Mr. Hoppes is a Democrat. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes are members of the Christian Church at Powers. No family in Jay County has done more to develop its resources than the family of Mr. Hoppes, and although a young man no member of his family has accomplished more than the subject of this sketch in the same length of time.

[NI0038] Biographical and Historical Record of Jay & Blackford Counties, Indiana 1887, Pg. 516

James W. Hoppes, an active and enterprising agriculturist, engaged in farming in Richland Township, was born on the homestead farm of his father, John Hoppes, in the same township, January 4, 1849. He is the fourth son of a family of six children, five sons and one daughter. He is of German extraction on his father's side. His great-grandfather, George Hoppes, was born in Germany, October 27, 1744, and was married to Elizabeth Miller. George Hoppes emigrated to this country shortly before the Revolutionary war, under General Washington. After the war he moved to Gallia County, Ohio. To him was born eight children - George, John (the grandfather of the subject of this sketch), Daniel, Isaac, Elizabeth, Henry, Mary, and Jacob. George settled in Meigs County, Ohio and John, in Fayette County, in the same State, while Daniel, Isaac, Henry and Jacob moved to Indiana. John Hoppes, the father of the subject of this sketch, settled in Jay County, Indiana on the 22nd day of August, 1842, and settled on the farm on which he now resides. John Hoppes married Sarah Caylor. The subject of this sketch was married in Fayette County, Ohio, on the 18th day of January, 1872, to Miss Emma Rowe, who was born May 12, 1849, a daughter of Nathan and Margaret Rowe, who were natives of Fayette County, Ohio, both now deceased. The subject of this sketch, a few years since, bought seven head of thoroughbred shot-horn cattle at Cynthiana, Kentucky, which he brought to Jay County, this being the first herd-book registered animals of that strain brought to Jay County. His public sale of short-horns attracted considerable attention. Politically Mr. Hoppes was a staunch Democrat, and is identified in the counsel of that party. In advocating Democratic principles he is outspoken and frank, never leaving any one in doubt as to his opinion upon any matter of public interest.

[NI0039] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, March 27, 1943

PETER C. HOPPES

Funeral services for Peter C. Hoppes, age 88, known througout Madison county as "the bee man" will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lowell C. Johnston, on the Nichol avenue road across from Edgewood School. Mrs. Roy Stillwell of New Castle, will officiate, and burial will be in Memorial Park. The body will be taken at 7 o'clock tonight from the Nuckols funeral home.

Mr. Hoppes, who died last night at his daughter's home, was one of the best-known bee-ieepers in this section of the state. He was born in Red Key, the son of John and Nancy Hoppes, and resided there until 1917, when he came to Anderson to reside with Mr. and Mrs. Johnston. He was a member of the Mason's lodge and K of P and Red Key. He also belonged to the Spiritualist Church.

[NI0043] Died early.

[NI0099] April 07, 1936 death date provided by Harry Hoppes. Death certificate reads April 1, 1936. Checking to see how tombstone inscription reads.

[NI0122] Died early.

[NI0147] Died early.

[NI0151] Died at the age of 5.

[NI0152] Alexandria Public Library, Book of obituaries from the Anderson Herald for Friday, November 9, 1973, page 87 - Copy of page in possession

Marvin Hoppes

SUMMITVILLE - Marvin Hoppes, 72, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former resident of Summitville, died Thursday evening at Community Hospital in Anderson after an illness of one day.

A 1965 retiree from Delco-Remy Division, he had been visiting here with his wife when he became ill.

Survivors include the widow, Lillian; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Maynard, Summitville, Mrs. Dorothy Corn, Upland and Mrs. Carolyn Hensley, Alexandria; three sons, Bob Hoppes, Anderson, Jack and Glen Hoppes, both of Summitville, 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at the Ewing Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Monday by the Rev. Sam Webb and burial will be in Vinson Memorial Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

[NI0155] Said to have married but don't know husband's name and have found no record of such event. Futher research needed.

[NI0159] Alexandria Tribune
October 26, 1967

City Residents' Mother Dies

MARION - Mrs. Sarah Jane Hoppes, 98, formerly of Summitville, widow of George Hoppers, died Wednesday evening at a nursing home in Marion. She had made her home in Marion with a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Harris of 525 N. Washington St. She was a member of the Swayzee Street EUB Church in Marion.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Lulu Stokes, both of Marion; six sons, the Rev. Russell Hoppes and Floyd Hoppes of Elwood, Walter Hoppes of Kokomo, Emmett Hoppes of Jonesboro, Herbert and Glenn Hoppes of Alexandria; 29 grandchildren 65 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Diggs Funeral Home, 504 W. 3rd St., Marion, after 6 p.m. today.

Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the funeral home by the Rev. Howard Pearson. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery east of Summitville.

[NI0160] Died early.

[NI0163] January 23, 1895 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes.

Anderson Bulletin Herald
April 29, 1993

Floyd O. Hoppes

Elwood - Floyd Opal Hoppes, 98, Elwood, died April 26, 1993, at Parkview Convalescent Center after an extended illness.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Buford (Ruth) Walsh and Mrs. Thomas (Freda) Getherall; a son, Paul Hoppes; two brothers, the Rev. Russell Hoppes and Emmett Hoppes, 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Copher & Fesler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Putnam officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

[NI0169] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Thursday, November 21, 1991

Glen H. Hoppes

ALEXANDRIA - Glen H. Hoppes, 81, 214 E. Berry St., died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Summitville, and had resided in Alexandria since 1937. He had worked at Aladdin Industries, formerly of Alexandria, and retired in 1975 from Guide Lamp in Anderson after 34 years of employment.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Summitville and a volunteer American Red Cross driver servicing the Alexandria Nutrition Site and a licensed real estate agent.

Hoppes was active in several area bowling leagues and was known for the dog breeding and grooming service he ran out of his home.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Clark of Plainfield and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Richardson of Alexandria; three brothers, Floyd Hoppes of Muskegon Heights, Mich and Emmett Hoppes of Gas City; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

His wife of 63 years, Florence Fuson Hoppes, died May 1, 1991.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Summitville with the Revs. Val Harris and Gary R. Kirchoff officiating. Burial will be at Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria and at the church after noon on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Summitville through the funeral home.

[NI0171] Alexandria Times-Tribune
Wednesday, July 7, 1999

Emmett O. Hoppes

MARION - Emmett O. Hoppes, 85, Marion, died Thursday, July 1 at Marion General Hospital in Marion.

Born in Summitville, he had lived in the Grant County area most of his life. He was a former member of the Civillian Conservation Corps in California during the 1940s, was a self-employed farmer for over 30 years, was a 39-year employee of Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in Gas City prior to his retirement in 1978, and was the owner and operator of Hoppes Trenching in Jonesboro for over 40 years. He was a member of the Brethern Church of Summitville.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 58 years, Irene Hoppes; two sons, Ron (wife Deb) Hoppes, Lafayette, and Dale (wife Sheila) Hoppes Elwood, one daughter, Carolyn (husband Dan) Tackett, Lincoln, Ill.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were nine brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Needham-Storey Funeral Service, Gas City, with Rev. Bob Vardaman officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

[NI0172] Alexandria Tribune
November 19, 1986

Herbert Hoppes

Herbert F. Hoppes, 69, 116 W. Madison St., Alexandria, died Monday at Community Hospital after an brief illness.

He was a native of Summitville and had resided in Alexandria sinc 1942. He had managed the former Hoppies Sinclair Sevice Station in Alexandria. He had worked more recently for Hoppes Trench Service of Jonesboro. He was a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge No. 235.

He is survived by his wife, Anna (Hancher) Hoppes, three daughters, Judy, Mrs. John Barton of Anderson, Paulette (Mrs. Robert) Horlander of Grand Forks, N.D. and Sarah Jane (Mrs. Richard) Horlander of (illegible), a sister, Mrs. Hazel Harris of Marion, four brothers, Floyd Hoppes of Elwood, Rev. Russell Hoppes of Muskegon Heights, Mich., Glen Hoppes of Alexandria and Emmett Hoppes of Jonesboro; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at Kyle and Owens Funeral Home with Rev. Robert J. Brink Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, east of Summitville.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Heart Association through the funeral home.

[NI0181] Living in Anderson Twp., Madison Co., IN on the 1920 census schedule.

[NI0187] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Thursday, October 15, 1953

CARL HOPPESS EXPIRES TODAY

Carl Daniel Hoppess, 54, 2704 Brown St. expired at St. John's Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Hoppess was a retired Delco-Remy Division employee.

The body was taken to the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home where friends will be received after 1:30 p.m. Friday and where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Dr. W. H. Bransford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will follow in Pleasant Walk Cemetery.

Survivors are the widow Mrs. Nettie Hoppes; two sons, David C., and Jasper G. Hoppess, both of Anderson; one daughter Dorothy Ray, Muncie; one brother Walter Hoppess, Anderson; two grandchildren. Mrs. Norma Hale, Chicago and Everett J. Brown, Lancaster, O., and several nieces and nephews.

[NI0190] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, August 24, 1963

Walter Hoppes Expires Today

Walter C. Hoppes, 83, 1527 Walnut St., died at 7 a.m. today at St. John's Hospital after an illness of 12 hours.

A native of Madison County, he spent most of his life here and retired from Delco-Remy Division 11 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Indianapolis, UAW-CIO Local 662 and was a 50 year member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 77.

The survivors include the widow, Bessie; four nieces and four nephews including David and Jasper Hoppes of Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

[NI0196] Married three times, names not available for other two spouses, further research needed.

[NI0201] Anderson Dialy Bulletin
Friday, November 26, 1965

DAVID HOPPES DIES SUDDENLY

David C. Hoppes, 65, 2704 Brown St., died at 6 p.m. Thursday at his home, unexpectedly. He had resided at this address all his life.

Mr. Hoppes was born December 25, 1899, to Carl and Phoebe Hoppes, in Anderson. He had been employed at the Ed Wilson Pharmacy for the past 15 years, and also at the Union Credit Association.

Surviving are a brother, Jasper G. Hoppes of Anderson, and a niece and nephew.

The body was taken to the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home by Rev. John Cheesman, pastor of the Colonial EUB Church. Burail will be in the Pleasant Walk Cemetery, south of Anderson.

[NI0202] No further record, assume died early.

[NI0204] Fannie and Jasper had no children.

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Sunday March 3, 1974

Jasper Hoppes

Jasper G. Hoppes, 66 917 Lone Oak Road died at his home Saturday morning following brief illness.

A Madison County native and lifelong resident of Anderson, Mr. Hoppes was retired from the Guide Lamp tool room. He was a member of UAW Local 663.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tudsday at the Rowe and Weston Funeral Home by Pat Andrews, minister of the Hillcrest Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Pleasant Walk Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

[NI0212] No further record, assume died early.

[NI0222] "History of Madison County, Indiana From 1820 to 1874", Harden, Samuel, Markleville, Indiana, 1874. Pp, 287-289

The Murder of Daniel Hopis by Milton White

This murder took place on the 8th day of April, 1867, two and
one-half miles southeast of Anderson, on the east pike leading to
Columbus, in a piece of woods where the larger timber had been cut
off and a dense undergrowth covered the ground. The facts in regard
to the murderer's arrest and execution are about as follows: The
parties had lived neighbors and were considered good friends. They
had been in company at Anderson during the day, started home
together, and were seen to enter the above woods in company. This was
the last seen of Hopis alive. Search was soon instituted and his body
found, and near it a sasafrass club, with which it is supposed he was
killed, as it was saturated with blood. (This club, about three feet
and a half long, was preserved and handsomely labeled, and may be
seen in the clerk's office at Anderson.) White was arrested on
suspicion and lodged in jail. In the meantime circumstances pointed
to him as the probable murder. His preliminary trial was had before
Esquirer Schlater in which a sufficient amount of evidence was
obtained to remand him back to jail to await the session of the
circuit court, which convened in the following August, judge, Henry
A. Brouse.

After some little delay in obtaining a jury the following
were chosen: J. M. Nelson, Macajah Francis, David King, W. P.
Prewett, Robert Jones, J. B. Chodwick, Eli Davis, Levi Conner,
Jonathan Deboy, Thomas Hughes, Thomas Wood and Henry Etchler. The
case was prosecuted by Nick Van Horn, assisted by C. D. Thompson; the
defense by H. D. Thompson and James W. Sansbury.

After a thorough examination of the case White was convicted
of murder in the first degree, solely on circumstantial evidence as
no eye saw him commit the crime. So perfect, however, was the chain
of evidence, that little or no doubt ever existed but that he was the
proper person arrested tried and executed.

The time set for carrying out the sentence was the 26th day
of September. The executive--Gov. Baker--thinking the time too short,
extended it to the first Friday in November. During this interval he
was visited by the Governor in person, as there had been some
influence brought to bear to commute this sentence to imprisonment
for life. After this interview, the governor refused to interfere,
and the execution took place on the day above mentioned, and at the
fair grounds.

Of course this event as well as the first day set for his
execution brought out a large concourse of people to witness the
proceedings, the like of which had not occurred in our county for a
period of forty-two years. The execution took place in an enclosure.
Planks were set up endwise and only about one hundred persons were
admitted. Some not to be outdone climbed the adjoining trees as high
as seventy-five or a hundred feet and there overlooked the sickening
even. As a general rule good order prevailed, some however, were
barbarous enough to jeer the man on the gallows. At about two p.m.,
White was conveyed to the fair grounds in a vehicle and was dressed
in a suit of black and followed by a curious crowd. His long
confinement had bleached his naturally dark skin, and his neat
fitting clothes gave him a good appearance. He was a large and
powerful man and well made. The animal however, largely predominated.
Illustrative of this, it is reported that he would torture geese,
chickens, etc. It was his seeming delight to see them suffer; had but
little intelligence and lacked home culture, as was allowed to grow
up without moral training. He did not seem to realize his situation
and gave no concern whatever to the awful day that awaited him.

During his confinement in jail he was kindly treated by
sheriff Snell and wife. I am also glad to learn that deputy sheriff,
William Roach, was unremitting in his attention to this unfortunate
man.

White's body was given in charge of his friends and was
buried in the Catholic cemetery, just south of Anderson.

Isaac Hoppis was a small, inoffensive man and but little
known outside of his immediate neighborhood. Was possessed of but
little harm or good.

The circumstances which led to the above tragedy were as
follow: Hoppis had accused White of stealing meat which he (White)
denied. A quarrel ensued which resulted as above narrated. They were
both married men and about the same age--twenty-five years.

***********************

Forkner, John L. "History of Madison County Indiana, Vol. I"; Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1914. pp. 315-316.

Crimes and Casualties

Upon the morning of April 8, 1867, Daniel Hoppis, a farmer living
about three miles south of Anderson, missed some meat from his
smokehouse and noticed tracks leading toward the dwelling of Milton
White. Accompanied by a neighbor, a Mr. Swearingen, Hoppis started
for Anderson to secure a search warrant, but the two men met White
before reaching the city. After a short conversation between the
suspected man and Swearingen, the former agreed to permit Hoppis to
search his premises without the formality of a warrant and the two
men started together for White's house, Mr. Swearingen returning to
his home.

When Mr. Hoppis filed to return home either for dinner or supper, his
wife informed some of the neighbors of his prolonged absence. In the
meantime the story of the stolen meat had been circulated and White
was at once suspected of knowing something of the missing man's
whereabouts. Accordingly a number of citizens called at White's house
to make inquiries. White was asleep, but upon being aroused denied
all knowledge of Hoppis. He was kept under surveillance, however,
until daylight the next morning, when he was forced to join the party
in search of the man he was accused of having killed. In a little
ravine running through a small piece of woods, near the road known as
the east New Columbus pike and about two miles from Anderson, was
found the body of Hoppis. Near by was a sassafras club about four
feet long, bearing hair and clots of blood, showing plainly that it
was the weapon that had been used. This was near the place where
Hoppis and White had last been seen together by Patrick Allen. White
was given a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Schlater
and was bound over to the circuit court. At the next term of court he
was tried, found guilty and sentenced to be hanged on September 20,
1867, but a respite was granted until the 1st of November by Governor
Baker, to give him an opportunity to consider a petition for the
commutation of the sentence to life imprisonment. Upon considering
all phases of the case the governor declined to interfere, and on
Friday, November 1, 1867, White was forced to pay the penalty of his
crime upon the scaffold. This was one of the most brutal murders that
ever occurred in the State of Indiana. Daniel Hoppis was a kind-
hearted, inoffensive citizen, industrious and devoted to his family,
and without an enemy in the world. It is quite probable that if White
had returned the stolen meat he would never have bee prosecuted for
the theft.

[NI0230] Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties, together with Biographies and Portraits of all the Presidents of the U. S.
Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago 1893
Page 425

A large class of the farmers of Madison County, Ind., lead such modest and quiet lives as to be seldom heard outside of their township. They are doing fine work in their own community, but do not care to mingle in the more public matters of political life, and devote all their time and energies to the cultivation of their farm and the development of the resources of their vicinity. Such men deserve more mention than they ordinarily receive and we are glad to present one of them in the person of Francis M. Hoppes, who resides on section 29, Anderson township. He is prominent in social, agricultural, and church circles, and has long been identified with all movements of importance in this part of the county. He was born Dec. 18, 1850, to the marriage of Alfred and Mahala J. Hoppes.

Alfred Hoppes came with his parents to Madison County, Ind. when a youth, was one of the early settlers, and did a great deal of pioneer work. He settled in the wilds of Anderson Township, in a log cabin, and there passed the remainder of his days. His marriage resulted in the birth of the following children: John H., Jacob, Isaac, Francis M., Annie, wife of William Davis; Jane, wife of Phineas Kindle; Nancy, wife of Christian Lout; Rhoda, wife of George Stanley; and Sarah, wife of James Stinson. The father was a hard-working man, and in his death, which occurred July 20, 1892, the county not only lost one of it's esteemed and worthy pioneers, but one of its honored and esteemed citizens. He was a member of the Church of God and took a deep interest in religious matters, as he did with all other laudable enterprises. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat in politics.

Francis M. Hoppes, the original of this notice, was reared amid rude surroundings and was early trained to the duties of farm life. He remembers pioneer days, has attended many log rollings and cabin raisings, and has contributed his share towards the improvement of the county. He assisted his father in clearing the farm, and his first scholastic training was received in a log-cabin schoolhouse with the old-fashioned furniture. Later a frame school house was erected, but the educational facilities were not of the best and our subject is mainly self educated. In the month of April 1873, he was married to Miss Mary L. Brown, daughter of William Brown, formerly of this county. Ten children were born to our subject's union and are named as follows: Emma F., (deceased), Cary A., Minnie J., Ollie G., Charles C., Thomas G., Myrtle M., Acy R., Lizzie J., and Edward L.

Mr. Hoppes is the owner of one hundred and four acres of valuable land and has it under a good state of cultivation. In carrying on his fine farm he does not loose sight of the stock-raising industry, as the fine animals on his place abundantly testify. He settled on his present property in 1881 and is one of the prosperous and progressive men of his section. He has held a number of local offices; he was Road Supervisor two years, and has been faithful to every trust reposed in him. He is a clerk in the Church of God, to which he contributes liberally of his means. In politics he is a Democrat.

[NI0241] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Friday, May 7, 1943

Samuel B. Hoppes Dies Near Wilkinson

Wilkinson, May 7. - Samuel B. Hoppes, age 79, lifelong resident of this community, died last evening. The body was removed to Condo and Sons funeral home and will be returned Saturday to the family home one half mile west of the Clem church on the Middletown pike. Funeral rites will be conducted in the home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Alvin Hall, of Monticello, in charge. Burial will be made in the Clem Cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Laura Hoppes and eight children, Fay, at home, Mrs. Hazel Norris route four Anderson; Hugh of Middletown; Mrs. Olive Bronnenbert R.R. 4 Anderson, Paul of Daleville; Lee and Ward of ANderson and Donald of Daleville.

[NI0245] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Saturday, January 29, 1977

Fay Hoppes

Miss Fay Hoppes, 87, of Rt. 7 died Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Turtle Creek Convalescent Center after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Madison County and a member of the Whetstone Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Olive Bronnenburg, a brother, Ward Hoppes, both of Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Perry officiating. Burial will be at the Clem Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 1 to 8 p.m.

[NI0247] Anderson Herald Bulletin
March 5, 1998

Olive Bronnenberg

CHESTERFIELD - Olive (Hoppes) Bronnenberg, 102, Chesterfield, died March 3, 1998 at Miller's M erry Manor after an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 15, 1896 in Madison County and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip C. and Mable Bronnenberg of Anderson and Gene R. and Eva Bronnenberg of Daleville; five grandchildren, Jeffery (wife, Shirley) Bronnenberg of Frankton, Sydney Bronnenberg of Anderson, Kent Bronnenbertg of Parker City, Bradley (wife, Amy) Bronnenberg of Greenville, Ohio, and Glenda (husband, James) Probst of Hamlin, W. Va.; 10 great-grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

She was preceded n death by her husband, Cecil R. Bronnenbert, in 1964; and a son, Richard Bronnenberg.

Private family services will take place with the Rev David Boss of Memorial Circle Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Bronnenberg Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson.

[NI0249] March 8, 1902 death date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NI0250] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Friday, April 7, 1972

Lee Hoppes

Lee Hoppes, 68, Rt. 7, a lifetime resident of Anderson, died shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday at Community Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past week.

A farmer most of his life, he was also employed with Madison County Highway Garage and as a janitor for Valley Grove and Chesterfield schools.

He was a member of the Bible Holiness Church and the Whetstone Sisterhood and Brotherhood.

Surviving are his wife, Amil (Wettstone) Hoppes; one son, Rex Hoppes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one daughter, Mr. John (Rosalie) Hilbolt of Indianapolis, two brothers, Donald Hoppes of Frankton and Ward Hoppes of Anderson; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Bronnenberg of Chesterfield, Mrs. Hazel Norris of Anderson and Miss Fay Hoppes of Anderson; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Baker Brothers Funeral H ome on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard Ewing will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

[NI0252] Anderson Herald Bulletin
May 22, 1993

Ward Hoppes

ANDERSON - Ward Hoppes, 84, Anderson died May 20, 1993 at St. John's Medical Center after a six month illness.

He was born Sept. 18, 1908 in Union Township, and h ad lived in Anderson most of his life. He retired in 1972 from Delco Remy (Automatics Plant 17) after 45 years of employment.

He was a 1927 graduate of Middletown High School, a member of United Auto Workers Local 662 and longtime member of Daleville Masonic Lodge 730.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Rhoades) Hoppes, whom he married in July 1943; a sister, Olive Bronnenberg of Chesterfield; six nephews, David Hoppes of Roscoe, Ill, John Hoppes of Lancaster, Pa, Rex Hoppes of Petersburg, Phillip Bronnenberg of Chesterfield, Gene Bronnengerb of Daleville and James Norris of ANderson; and a niece, Rosalie Bowers of Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. A Christian Science service will be read by Sarah Leatherman. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorail contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

[NI0253] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Monday, December 8, 1975

Don Hoppes

President of the Frankton Building and Loan Association from 1972 until his retirement in January of 1974, Don Hoppes, 61 of Frankton, died Sunday morning at St. John's Hospital after an extended illness.

A native of Madison County, he had lived in this area all of his life. Prior to becoming president of the Frankton Building and Loan Association, he served as secretary and vice-president of the association and had been formerly employed at Anderson Banking Co.

Hoppes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here.

Surviving with the wife, the former Velma Parker, are two children, David R. Hoppes and John E. Hoppes, both of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Miss Fay Hoppes, Anderson and Mrs. Olive Bronnenberg, Chesterfield, a brother, Ward Hoppes, Anderson and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

[NI0266] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, July 17, 1937

Quincy Hoppes Is Dead At Elwood

Quincy Hoppes, age 54, who lives in Elwood, expired early today at his home at 925 west Main street, in that city, following a long illness.

Mr. Hoppess had lived south of here in the Valley Grove vicinity all of his life until last May when he moved to Elwood. He was a son of Jacob and Anna Hoppes.

Surviving are a widow, Cora Alice Hoppes; three sons, Jack Hoppes of here; Marley and Thomas both of Elwood; a step-daughter, Mrs. Loren Poor, of here; a step-son Edward McCarty of here: four sisters, Mrs. Lena Rector, Mrs. Albert Rector, Mrs. May Adams and Mrs. Janie Stinson, all of near here, and four brothers, Fred, Marcus, Isaac and Granville, all of this city.

The body was removed to the Polhemus funeral home at Daleville, and funeral services will be held there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. W. H. Polemus in charge. Burial will be in the Miller cemetery, near Middletown.

[NI0268] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Monday, December 29, 1975

Fred Hoppes

MUNCIE - Fred C. Hoppes, 87, Rt. 2, died Saturday evening at his home after an extended illness. Born in Madison County, he moved to Delaware County 53 years ago and was a retired farmer.

His wife, Fern died in May of this year.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Glen (Loretta) Barnard, Mrs. James (Gerry) Barnard and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Clevenger, all of Muncie; Mrs. Arthur (Lileth) Martin, Redkey, and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Hayden, Selma; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Parson Mortuary with burial in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

[NI0274] Said to have married again around 1916 but cannot find any record.

[NI0275] No further record, assume died early.

[NI0276] Anderson Herald
Wednesday, March 1, 1950

MRS. LOTTIE HOWARD HOPPES

Mrs. Lottie Howard Hoppes, age 76, died at her home 2361/2 East Ninth street, yesterday morning after an illness of several months. Born near Ovid, Mrs. Hoppes had been a resident of this city for many years.

The body was removed to the Harold E. Rozelle funeral home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Philip Philbrook, pastor of the Meadowbrook Baptist church. Burial will occur in Memorail Park. The body will lie in state at the funeral establishment after 2 p.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, Howard and Dewey R. Hoppes, Anderson; one grandson, Howard Hoppes, Jr.; a sister Mrs. Hallie Hartzell; a half sister, Mrs. William Noland, and two step-grandchildren, Mary Ann Stephenson and Paul Shafer, all of Anderson.

[NI0277] Anderson Herald
Sunday, July 29, 1956

HOWARD HOPPES

Howard Hoppes, 63, 1405 Meridian St., died early Saturday morning at St. John's Hospital where he had been admitted as a patient the evening before.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and was an employee of the New York Central Railroad for 10 years.

The body was taken to the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. Monday and where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Surving are a stepson, Paul Shaffer; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Elmer Stephenson, both of Anderson and an aunt.

[NI0279] Anderson Daily Herald
Tuesday, July 13, 1954

DEWEY R. HOPPES

Dewey R. Hoppes, 55, 2361/2 E. 9th St., died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Hospital at Indianapolis.

Mr. Hoppes was born Sept. 28, 1898, the son of Isaac and Lottie Hoppes. He had spent his entire life in Anderson.

The body was taken to the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home where friends are being received. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He is survived by a brother, Howard Hoppes, Anderson and an aunt, Mrs. Hallie Hartzell, Rt. 4, Anderson.

[NI0280] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Monday, February 27, 1950

MRS. MAE HOPPES

Mrs. Mae Hoppes, age 73, 1403 Arrow avenue, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at St. John's Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and had been serios for the p ast week. Shew was a native of Madison county and had spent here entire life in this vicinity.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank Dresser, four sons Stephen Tucker, Chancey Hoppes and Freedois Hoppes, Anderson and Earl E. Hoppes, Indianapolis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to Baker Brothers funeral h ome, where services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesaday afternoon Rev. George Harris, of the East Lynn Christian Church, will be in charge. Burial will be in East Maplewood.

[NI0281] Alexandria Times - Tribune
Tuesday, October 24, 1989

Orpha Dresser

Orpha (Hoppes) Dresser, 94, Andrson, died Sunday afternoon at St. John's Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born in Madison County and was a lifelong resident. She retired from Fair Store after 24 years of employment and had been a volunteer at St. John's Medical Center for several years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Philathea Sundy School class, Women's Benefit Association, and Eagles Auxiliary, where she had been an officer and drill team member.

Survivors include a son, Harry M. Leons of Anderson; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and a niece, Gertrude Smith of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. Dresser, in 1958, and a son, Dustin Dresser, in 1979.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., with Dr. Robert G. Jackson officiating. Burial will be at East Maplewood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

[NI0288] May 23, 1900 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NI0289] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturdy, December 18, 1965

MARTHA HOPPES

Mrs. Martha Jane Hoppes, Clearwater, Fla, formerly of Anderson died suddenly Friday night at a Clearwater hospital.

Mrs. Hoppes was born in Anderson to Josephand Margaret Phillips, pioneer residents of this area.

Surviving are her husband, Jack E. Hoppes, a son, Jack P. Hoppes of Anderson; four sisters; Mrs. Lucill Owens; Mrs. Lillian Westercamp; Mrs. Helen Plessinger and Mrs. Marie Stevenson, all of Anderson; one brother, Charles w. Phillips of Anderson; one granddaughter, Cathy Hoppes of Andersonk and several nieces andnephews.

The body will be returned to Anderson for funeral services and burial.

[NI0297] No further record, assume died early.

[NI0301] Anderson Herald
Saturday, January 12, 1963

JAMES H. HOPPES

Final rites for James Henry Hoppes, 77, 541 Alliance Rd., who died Thursday of injuries sustained in a Sunday accident, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Whetstone Christian Church. The Rev. William Howenstine, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton. Friends may call at Baker Brothers Funeral Home.

[NI0303] November 25, 1889 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes.

Anderson Herald
Friday, June 29, 1962

JESSE F. HOPPES

Jesse F. Hoppes, 72, of Rt. 4, died Thursday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at St. John's Hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill for the past three years.

Mr. Hoppes was a retired farmer and Delco-Remy employee and was a member of the Whetstone United Church of Christ. He came to Anderson from Wilkinson 34 years ago. He was a native of Madison County.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mettie Hoppes; ;two sons, Lawrence of Wilkinson and Harold Hoppes, of Anderson; three brothers Arthur of Mt. Vernon; James of Anderson and Robert Hoppes of Markleville; a sister, Mrs. Lowell Fitzwilliam of San Diego, Calif. and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home. No arrangements were announced.

[NI0304] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Monday, February 2, 1976

Robert Hoppes

MARKLEVILLE - Robert R. Hoppes, 81, Rt. 1, died Friday at St. John's Hospital.

A retired farmer, he resided in Madison County all his life.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 629 in Markleville Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Collier and Mrs. Ruth Williams, both of Markleville; one son, James A. Hoppes, Markleville, and one sister, Mrs. Lowell Fitzwilliam, Chino Calif.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bright Funeral Home in Pendleton with the Rev. Gerald Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery at Mechanicsburg.

[NI0305] Book of obituaries located at the Alexandria Public Library, Alexandria, Madison Co., IN, page 156 - copy in possession.

Marie Hoppes

MARKLEVILLE - Marie (Forney) Hoppes, 90, Rt. 2, Markleville, died Thursday evening in St. John's Medical Center.

She was a Madison County native and a lifelong resident of the Markleville area. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, James E. Hoppes of Markleville; two daughters, Wilma Collier and Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Williams, both of Markleville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilson St. Pierre Bright Chapel in Pendleton. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

[NI0332] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Friday, August 21, 1942

HOPPES FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Hoppes, age 73, widow of William Hoppes, 1108 West Twenty-fifth street, who died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday in St. John's Hospital following a heart attack, will be held at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home, Saturday, at 2 p.m., and burial will be in Bucco Cemetery.

[NI0333] Marriage index for Madison Co., IN also show Bertha was married on May 24, 1903. Order record to obtain spouses name.

[NI0339] Alexandria Public Library, Book of obituaries from the Anderson Herald for Tuesday, March 12, 1991, page 114 - Copy of page in possession

Carrie P. Baker

Carrie P. (Hoppes) Baker, 93, formerly of 2330 Markleville Road, died Sunday at Countryside Manor Nursing Home after and extended illness.

She was born Dec. 5, 1897, in Ingalls, and was a lifelong Madison County resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church and a former member of Cancer Loan Cupboard.

Survivors include a son, James W. Baker of Anderson; a sister Leone Gulmire of Orestes; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband Claudy Baker, died in 1972, a daughter Barbara Sparks in 1980; and a grandson in 1987. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Pebley officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

[NI0340] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Friday, March 31, 1978

Lester Hoppes

A native of Ingalls, Lester H. Hoppes, 78, of Greenwood, died Wednesday at Wishard Hospital Indianapolsi. He was head of the capsule department of Eli Lilly Company for 41 years, retiring in 1963.

Surviving with the wife, Lucille, two stepchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Baker of Anderson, and Mrs. Leone Gulmire of Alexandria.

Funeral ries will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home of Madison Avenue, Indianapolis and burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Marion County.


Note: Lester married the second Lucille as an obituary in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, Monday, January 30, 1967 indicates that the wife of Lester Hoppes, employee of Eli Lilly, died before Lester and his obituary indicates this by showing two step children. Futher research needed to determine the second Lucille's maiden name, former husband and her children's names.

[NI0341] Anderson Hearld Bulletin
Sunday, February 5, 1978

Richard Hoppes

Richard Edmund Hoppes, 75, 2414 Walnut St., died at a Roseville, Calif. hospital after an extended illness.

A former employee of Guide Division, he was a World War I veteran.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E.A. "Bud" Russell of Middletown, Mrs. Jeanne Dial of Anderson and Mrs. Jo Anne Fulk of Rockland, Calif; one brother, Lester Hoppes of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Mrs. Leon Gulmire of Alexandria and Mrs. Carrie Baker of Anderson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ballard and Shirey Funeral Home, Middletown, with the Rev. John K. Summers officiating. Burial will follow in the Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

[NI0343] Anderson Herald Bulletin
January 19, 1998

Leone F. Gulmire

ALEXANDRIA - Leone Florence (Hoppes) Gulmire, 88, died Jan. 17, at Manor Care in Anderson after an extended illness.

She was born July 13, 1909, in Anderson where she lived for most of her life. She was retired from General Motors and was a member of Union Chapel Church and the Ladies Aid Auxiliary at the church in Summitville.

She is survived by daughters, Dorothy Swift of Sparta, Tenn., and Joyce Looper and husband Dennis of Alexandria; sons and daughterin law; Don and Pat Gulmire of Tavares, Fla., and Fred and Judy Gulmire of Anderson; 14 grandchildren, Carol Swift Sparks, Linda Swift Montgomery and Don Swift, all of Tennessee, Laurie Swift Fike of Colorado, Rhonda Looper Utter of Greencastle, Melanie Looper Stephenson of Alexandria, Jeffrey M. Johnson of Alexandria, Mike Looper of Middletown, Jennifer Johnson McCool of Alexandria, Don Gulmire Jr. of Georgia, Mark Gulmire of Tennessee, Kristie Gulmire Kovach of Pennsylvania, Karen Gulmire Holler of Tennessee and Fred C. Gulmire of ANderson; 19 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Cecil E. Gulmire; parents, Daniel and Cora (Wilhide) Hoppes; granddaughter Sally Swift; and grandson, Rick Gulmire.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel, 6061 N. Indiana 9, Alexandria, with the Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home's North Chapel.

[NI0353] May 26, 1916 death date provided by Henry Hoppes

[NI0354] December 03, 1946 provided by Harry Hoppes

[NI0358] Anderson Herald
Friday, November 9, 1945

GEORGE HOPPES DIES AT HOME

George W. Hoppes, age 76, of 425 West Eleventh street, retired business man, died at 9 o'clock last night at his home following an illness of three weeks.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Hoppes and was born in Madison county. He resided in Anderson and vicinity all his life and was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Mr. Hoppes was formerly engaged in the meat packing businessand also the theatre business. During the past few years he devoted his time to the supervision of his farms near the city.

SURVIVING RELATIVES

His wife died fourteen months ago. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Fern Burke, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edith Warner Sacramento, Calif.; two nephews, Harry Griffith and George Griffith, cashier of the Citizens Banking Company, both of Anderson, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The body was taken to the Brown and Eckenberg funeral home. Arrangements for the funeral services have not been completed.

[NI0365] Died on the 13th of __________ 1874 at the age of 2 months and 17 days.

[NI0384] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Friday, December 16, 1949

WALTER HOPPES EXPIRES TODAY

Walter Hoppes, age 64, 105 Mainview apartments, died at the family home this morning at 10 o'clock after an illnessof approximately ten days. Mrs. Hoppeswas born near the Clem Chapeel community the son of Isaac and Lucy Hoppes: He was a retired salesman of the Dietsen Bakery with twenty years service.

The body was removed to the Baker Brothers funeral home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home with Dr. W. H. Bransford, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Memorial Park.

Survivors include the widow, Ruth M.; two daughters, Mary E. of here, and Cophene Hoppes, of Boston, Mass.

[NI0385] Single and living with mother Lucy in Adams Twp., Madison Co., IN on the 1920 census schedule.

[NI0387] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Tuesday, May 27, 1952

Local friends and relatives of Roy Hoppes, 55, former local resident, have received word of his death which occured Sunday at a Nashville, Tenn., hotel. He had been in ill health for several years.

The body was removed to the Hisey and Titus Funeral Home, Indianapolis, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Hoppes was a traveling salesman for a firm there and was on a business trip at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hoppes. He was born on a farm near Allen Bethel Church in Madison County.

[NI0388] Died early.

[NI0391] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Thursday, October 16, 1952

HOPPES RITES TO BE FRIDAY

Final rites for Mrs. Louise Hoppes, 58, 816 W. 11th St., who died Wednesday at St. John's Hospital where she had been a patient for approximately eight hours, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Baker Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. W. H. Bransford, pastor of the First Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made in East Maplewood Cemetery. Friends will be received aft 7 o'clock this evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hoppes had been in failing health for several years. She was found yesterday morning in her home where she had apparently been stricken ill and fallen.

She was born at Hillsboro, O., and had resided in Anderson most of her life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hoppes is survived by a brother, Amen Wedding, Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Marie Handy, Anderson and Mrs. George Collins, Los Angeles.

[NI0393] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Monday, Jan. 8, 1951

Virgil Hoppes, 60, Prominent Farmer, Dies At Hospital

Middletown. Jan.8 - Virgil Hoppes, age sixty, resident of Madison county all of his life, farmer and fruit grower, residing on R. R. 4, southeast of Anderson, died at 6:15 a.m. today at St. John's Hospital, Anderson. The body was brought to Fishers funeral home and will later be returned to the family home where friends will be received after noon Tuesday.

Surviving are the widow, Ruth Hoppes; three children, Mrs. Margaret Eloise Ellison, R. R. 1, Middletown; Mrs. Ella Marie Cronk, Anderson, and Dr. Dean E. Hoppes, Anderson, and four grandchildren.

Mr. Hoppes was a prominent farmer in the community member of the Union Township Farm Bureau and active until his recent illness. He was also well known as a fruit grower and served as Union Township trustee. mr. Hoppes was also a member of the local Sixth Street Christian Church, and was active in it's various departments, being an honorary elder at the time of his death. He was also a member and past master of the Middletown Masonic lodge.

[NI0394] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, March 25, 1961

Ruth Hoppes, 72, Dies At Hospital

Mrs. Ruth Hoppes, 72, RR 4, Box 328 Anderson, died Friday morning at St. John's Hospital.

Mrs. Hoppes was born Dec. 22, 1888, in Henry County near Middletown and was the daughter of Lincoln and Cora Cummins Summers. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Anderson and the Middletown Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are: a son, Dr. Dean Hoppes, Anderson dentist; two daughters, Mrs. Horace Ellison, Middletown, a teacher in the Central Grade School at Middletown and Mrs. Howard Cronk, Anderson, a teacher in the Washington School in Anderson: five grandchildren; four brothers, Henderson Summers, Vancouver, Wash.; Frost Summers, Atlantic City, N.J.; Frank Summers, Cadiz, and Fred R. Summers, Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister Mrs. Maxine Showden, Anderson.

Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Monroe G. Schuster, pastor of the Central Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery at Middletown.

[NI0395] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Monday, January 29, 1951

MRS. MARTHA HOPPES

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Hoppes, age 82, who died Saturday night at her home, 729 east Twenty-first streetk will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Elder V. R. Pike will be in charge and burial will follow in Clem cemetery. The body has been removed to the residence from Baker Brothers funeral home.

Mrs. Hoppes was born in Madison county and had lived here for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventrist Church. Her husband died in 1946.

Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Effie Scott, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lou Benzenbower; three grandgchildren and for great-grandchildren. A son Dr. Gilbert Hoppes, died a few years ago.

[NI0396] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, October 23, 1948

FUNERAL MONDAY FOR DR. HOPPES

Funeral services for Dr. Gilbert A. Hoppes, age 58, of 3112 Mounds road, who died yesterday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Baker Brothers funeral home. Elder W. L. Latham of Indianapolis, and Elder B. R. Pike, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

The body will be taken from the funeral home to the family residence, whre friends will be received after 7 o'clock this eveing, and will be returned at noon Monday to the funeral home to lie in state.

Dr. Hoppes, who had practiced here 36 years and had operated the Hoppes Lying-in Clinic here for the past twelve years, died at 3:45 p.m. yesterday at Ball Memorail Hospital, Muncie, following a cerebral hemorrhage. He was graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1911. Before moving to Anderson, he had practiced at Mechanicsburg.

The son, of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hoppes, he was born in Union township, Feb. 2, 1890. He was active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He owned extensive real estate holdings here.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace Hoppes; a son, Byron Hoppes, Richland Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Dalton Kinney, Decatur, Mich. and Mrs. Willis Dilts, Anderson; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Effie Scott, Anderson.

[NI0440] Living with son Naaman Alonzo in 1910 in Franklin Co., Ohio.

[NI0441] Originally buried in Obetz Cemetery and was moved to Greenlawn Cemetery located on Harmon Avenue, Columbus, OH.

[NI0473] Widowed at time of death.

[NI0481] Living with Henry Boff and his family along with grandmother Hannah Hoppes in Springfield Twp., Franklin Co., IN on the 1850 census.

[NI0482] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Joseph Hoppes, a younger brother of Anthony Hoppas who served in Company D, 9th Indiana Cavalry Regiment, was born on April 11,1838 in Franklin County, IN. He enlisted as a Private in Madison County, IL on August 1, 1861 for a term of three years and was mustered into Company L, 1 Regiment MO Cavalry on September 6, 1861 at Jefferson Barracks, MO (Ref. #1). He was recorded as Present on Company muster rolls through December 1861 but was listed as Absent – In Hosp’l at Lebanon on the roll for January/February 1862. He again was Present on the March/April roll and remained in this status throughout the calendar year. Early in 1863, he became an orderly for General Heron, Headquarters Army of the Frontier, and remained as the General’s “horse holder” through August 1864. On February 1, 1864 while at Brownsville, TX he was Discharged by virtue of re-enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer under the provisions of General Order No. 191, War Department Series 1863. The muster roll for September/October 1864 lists him Present and reassigned to Company B, 1 MO CAV as a Veteran Volunteer. The muster rolls of Co. B, 1 MO CAV for March/April 1865 and May/June 1865 indicate a stoppage in his pay because he had lost his Beals revolver pistol. He was discharged from his unit at Little Rock, AR on September 1, 1865.


PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Joseph Hoppes began applying for an invalid pension about 1880. On May 31, 1880, he submitted a CLAIMANT’S AFFIDAVIT form (Ref. #2) stating that his:

Post office address is Le Roy, Barton County, Missouri. For 5 years immediately preceding my enlistment into the service of the United States on the 1st day of August 1861, I resided at Clearmont, Richland County, Illinois and my occupation was a farmer. Since my discharge from said service on the 1st day of Sept, 1865, I have resided in Clearmont, Richland Co., Ills for 4 years, then I removed (to) Sumner, Lawrence Co. Ills. where I resided 9 years, then removed to Le Roy, Barton Co., MO where I have since and do now reside, and my occupation has been that of a farmer. I further state that the disability for which I claim a pension arises from injury to right knee December 1862. I was after a Bushwhacker and my horse stopped on the ice and fell and fell on my leg. From my said discharge to the present time, I have received the following medical treatment for said disease: Dr. Blotson of Clearmont, Ills. treated me for about a year – also treated by Dr. French. Since the origin of the disability for which pension is claimed, I have suffered with the following diseases: I have had no severe attacks. I have had chills only. And during all of the said time my physical condition and ability to perform manual labor has been as follows: I have been unable to perform manual labor much of the time as my knee gets stiff so I cannot work upon it. I cannot plow and that is an important part of a farmer’s work. At least half of the time I am unable to perform my usual avocations.

On May 4, 1881, the Pension Office sent a request to the Adjutant General’s Office for:

a report of service and disability in the case No. 339239, of Joseph Hoppes, Pvt Co “L” 1st Mo Vols disabled by injury to right knee joint at Roan Oak Mo caused by a horse falling on him, December, 1863. Discharged January 31st, 1864; at Brownsville Texas.

On July 22, 1881, the Adjutant General’s Office reported: The records of this office furnish no evidence of alleged injury. The Regt’l Hospt’l Records are not on file.

Joseph Hoppes’ claim for an invalid pension was rejected and dormant for over a decade. On August 1, 1895, however, Austin Kinepbury of Ponca, Dixon County, NE wrote an affidavit on his behalf stating:

That affiant was a member of said Co. L. & as such knew applicant well. Was well acquainted with him prior to enrollment in said organization, living in Richland Co. Ill. as neighbor to said Hoppes, & knew him to be a young man sound & well & especially free from any injury of right knee. That on or about January first 1863, applicant recd. the injury to right knee at or near Roanoke, Mo. by his horse falling upon said knee, that from that time on, the applicant complained of said knee hurting him at various times & very frequently. That after discharge, affiant & applicant renewed their citizenship in South Eastern, Ills, in Richland & Lawrence Counties, & affiant continues to know of his knee disability, which hurt him a great deal as a farmer, as there was too much walking to be done. That from date of discharge to date hereof, applicant has been disabled for the performance of manual labor year by year fully 2/3 to ¾ of the time. That affiant knows of his personal knowledge that it was not caused by vicious habits of applicant. That affiant has not been dictated to in any way by any persons in writing this affidavit, but wrote it with his own hand, in his own office, in the city of his residence, on the date & year first set forth in this affidavit.

On November 23, 1896, Joseph Hoppes, age 58 years and a resident of Fuller, Crawford County, KS signed a DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION under the Act of June 27, 1890, claiming that:

he is partially unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Horse falling on own leg injuring same (Rheumatism) (Hearing Injured) (Dropsy) (Heart trouble) (Scurry) (Eyesight Injured). . .That he has applied for a pension under application No. 339,239 . . . and when ordered for examination desires to be ordered before the Board of Surgeons at Lamar, County of Barton, State of Missouri.

By the time the Bureau of Pensions mailed Joseph Hoppes their five-part questionnaire dated January 15, 1898, they had granted him a pension under Certificate No. 937,561. His responses dated March 30, 1898, were as follows:

No. 1. Yes, Emeline Hoppes. Emeline Ferris

No. 2. Mch 1, 1866, in Richland Co., Illn, by Jason Carson

No. 3. Record of Richland Co. Ill. We have a marriage certificate.

No. 4. No.

No. 5. Yes. James T. Hoppes Dec 25 1869; Wm. Hoppes Dec. 11, 1871; Pendie E. Hoppes July 22, 1873, Edward H. Hoppes Jan 7, 1881; Mae Hoppes Feb. 8, 1884.

On November 7, 1908, Joseph Hoppes signed another DECLARATION FOR PENSION, on this occasion under the Act of February 6, 1907. He declared that he now was 70 years old and a resident of Mulberry, Crawford County, KS. Additionally, he stated that:

His personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, fair; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, brown; that his occupation was a farmer; that he was born April 11th, 1838 at Brookville, Indiana. That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Sumner, Illinois; Liberal, Missouri; and Mulberry, Kansas.

Joseph Hoppes died on May 3, 1909 at Mulberry, KS. On May 25, 1909, his widow Emeline Hoppes signed her name to a DECLARATION FOR WIDOW’S PENSION under the Act of April 19, 1908. She stated that she and Joseph Hoppes had been married on March 1, 1866 by Jason Carson at Claremont, Richland County. On June 16, 1909, she obtained a copy of her marriage certificate from Richland County, IL, which stated that Mr. Joseph Hoppes was married to Miss Emiline Ferris in said County on the 1st day of Mch A. D. 1866 by Jason Carson, a Minister of the Gospel duly authorized to solemnize marriages.

Emiline Hoppes died on March 4, 1923 at Mulberry, KS. At this time, she was receiving a pension of $30 per month under Certificate No. 689,452.

REFERENCES

1. Joseph Hoppes’ Co. L, 1 MO CAV Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Joseph Hoppes’ Pension File WC 689-452, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Harry Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0485] PENSION FILE INFORMATION

William B. Hoppes, the oldest son of 11D11 Anthony Hoppes a veteran of the Civil War who fought in 9 IN CAV, was born in Union County, IN on June 3, 1872. He enlisted several months after the Spanish-American War had ended on 21 December 1898 at Cincinnati, OH as a Private in Co. F, 1 Regiment U. S. INF for a term of three years and was discharged on December 20, 1901 (Ref. #1). At the time of enlistment, he was five feet, six inches in height; and had blue eyes, dark brown hair, and a fair complexion. On May 4, 1926, he filed a DECLARATION FOR PENSION before a clerk of the Circuit Court of Union County, IN stating that he was a resident of RFD #4, Liberty, Union County, age 53 having been born on June 3, 1872, and that he was partially unable to earn support because of heart trouble.

The Bureau of Pensions sent him a questionnaire hand-dated May 27, 1926, which he filled out on June 1, 1926. In it, he stated that was unmarried, had never married, and had no children. The questionnaire also had a cover letter that stated:

You are requested to answer each of the questions enumerated below. It is desirable to have on file in every claim for pension a full and complete statement of all military and naval services rendered, especially in the World War, not only by the applicant for pension himself but also by any member of the applicant's immediate family.

1. Did you or any member of your family serve in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921? If so, state the name under, the designation of the organization in (or the names of the vessels on) which such service was rendered, with dates or approximate dates of enlistment and discharge.

Answer: Walter M. Hoppes, a brother served in World War; Last assigned to 1st Co. Cas. Det. Van. Bks. Wash.

2. If a member of your family rendered such service, is such member living or dead? Answer: Living


On June 3, 1926, in response to a request for War Department information, the Bureau of Pensions was informed that William B. Hoppes was honorably discharged on December 20, 1901 because of the expiration of his enlistment; had no record of desertion, unauthorized absences, AWOL, arrest, or confinement; was single when he enlisted; and had not listed any next of kin.

William B. Hoppes' application for pension was approved. After Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President, Congress passed a new pension law under the Act of March 20, 1933. William B. Hoppes filled out the following form on October 14, 1933 under Claim number 1,538,489 MBAA:

1. Are you married or single? Single Have you any children under 16 years of age? No What is your annual income from wages, salaries, earnings, or emoluments from whatever source derived? $50.00 a year from occasional jobs such as I am able to get and perform. No other income, except pension from U. S. Government.

2. Are you holding an office, either appointive of elective, under the United States Government or the municipal government of the District of Columbia, or any corporation, the majority of the stock of which is owned by the United States? No

3. Are you in receipt of any other pension, compensation, allowance, retirement pay, insurance, retainer pay, active service pay, or other benefit from the United States Government? No

4. Have you ever applied for any other pension, compensation, allowance, insurance, retirement pay, retainer pay, or other benefit from the United States? No

5. Are you being furnished room and board in a hospital, home, asylum, sanatorium, institution, or penal institution by the United States, any State, any county, any city or town or community? No

6. Where do you reside? R F D No 4, Liberty Indiana.


William B. Hoppes died intestate at Liberty, IN on March 24, 1946 of a coronary occlusion and was buried at West Point Cemetery in Union County, IN on March 27, 1946. His brother Walter M. Hoppes was appointed his estate administrator and submitted claims to the Government for burial expenses and a US flag for burial purposes. On one of the forms, William B. Hoppes' assets at time of death were listed as $450 in War Bonds and $285 in cash. On another form, his parents were listed as Anthony and Lorinda Belle Hoppes. It also was stated that he had been discharged from the military service while at sea (USA T. Kiepatrick?).

William B. Hoppes' surviving heirs were listed as Eva Davis, a sister age 71 living at Williamsburg, IN; Emma Coe, a sister age 66 living at Liberty, IN; Ivy Grimme, a sister age 64 living at Cedar Grove, IN; Alma Davis, a sister age 58 living at Liberty, IN; Elsie Boyer, a sister age 54 living at Connersville, IN; and Walter Hoppes, a brother age 50 living at Liberty, IN. The children of two other deceased sisters, Pearl Jarret and Flo Bess, also were listed as heirs.

[NI0508] Name might be Thomas Butler. Information passed on that reports him listed on the census as Thomas Butler W and was interperted as William instead of white. Futher research needed.

Information shows Edd H. b 1881 d. 1956 (son of Josiah & Emmaline; brother to Prudia Hoppes Butler)
Emmaline b. 1845 d. 1923
Josiah - Co. I MO Cav.
Minnie Thelma b Jan. 3, 1906 d. 11/16/1909 d/o Edd & Minnie
Nellie b. 1910 d. 1920
William E. b. 1903 d. 1972
Prudia Hoppes Butler b. 7/22/1872 d. 4/14/1900 w/o W.T.
Willie Butler b. circa 1893 d. May 4, 1901- age 7 year 2 mo 16 da s/o W.T. & P. E.

[NI0512] 1921 Clay Co. Directory

Hoppas Henry (Anna) miner r 709 W National

[NI0524] 1860 Nebraska Territorial Census
Free Inhabitants in Falls City Precinct in the County of Richardson
Post Office: Archer. Enumerated by A. D. Kirk

Dwl: Dwelling # Fm: Family# S: Sex C: Color Real: Real Property Value
Prsnl: Personal Property Value m: Married in the year s: Attended School
l: Cannot read & write Affliction: eg. Deaf & Dumb, Blind, Insane, Idiotic, Pauper or Convict.

Page No. 45. Dated: 10 Jul 1860

Dwl Fm Name Age S C Profession Real Prsnl Birth Place m s l Affliction

382 370 Hopper, Elias 34 m Farmer 500 300 Ohio
Hopper, Mary A. 34 f Ohio
Hopper, Josiah 14 m Indiana
Hopper, Josephine 12 f Indiana
Hopper, Bettie 6 f Indiana
Hopper, Susan 5 f Missouri Df & Dumb
Hopper, W. Layfaette 9/12 m Nebr

[NI0525] 1860 Nebraska Territorial Census
Free Inhabitants in Falls City Precinct in the County of Richardson
Post Office: Archer. Enumerated by A. D. Kirk

Dwl: Dwelling # Fm: Family# S: Sex C: Color Real: Real Property Value
Prsnl: Personal Property Value m: Married in the year s: Attended School
l: Cannot read & write Affliction: eg. Deaf & Dumb, Blind, Insane, Idiotic, Pauper or Convict.

Page No. 45. Dated: 10 Jul 1860



Dwl Fm Name Age S C Profession Real Prsnl Birth Place m s l Affliction

381 369 Hoppes, Joel 36 m Farmer 800 350 Ohio
Hoppes, Sarah 33 f Ohio ˆ
Hoppes, Rachel 13 f Indiana
Hoppes, Joel 8 m Indiana
Hoppes, Mary E. 5 f Missouri
Hoppes, Margaret 4 f Nebr
Hoppes, San Francisco 1 f Nebr

[NI0526] Died in Leavenworth Kansas, Hospital O.M.B. Ward 1. Served in the 11th Missouri Calvery.

Kansas Veterans residing in NE in 1891

Name Rank Company, Unit Address Page
Hoppes, Josiah H. Corporal A, 16 Cavalry Lewiston 182

Kansas Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1893

Name Rank Company, Unit Address Page
Hoppes, J H Corporal A, 16 Cavalry Elyria 319

[NI0530] Anderson Morning Herald
November 22, 1904

UNFORTUNATE HOOD HOPPES KILLED.
Quaint Character Met Horrible Death Under Wheels of a Train.
HAD LIVED IN THIS CITY MOST ALL OF HIS LIFE.
Was Deaf and Failed to Hear the Approaching Train From Behind Him.

Hood Hoppes, a town character known to every resident of the city, was run down and instantly killed by a fast train on the Big Four at about 4:30 o'clock yesterday. The unfortunate man was literally ground to pieces and his remains were strewn along the tracks for a considerable distance. When the mangled form arrived at the morgue, the peculiar clothing was about the only means of identification.

For some time poor old Hood had been making his home with his sister, Mrs. Ed Lane, of Pitt street. Yesterday afternoon it is supposed that he was going to the home of his half brother, Albert Hoppes, near the brick yard east of the city. No one witnessed the sad death, of the old man, but it is believed that while walking on the Big Four tracks he failed to hear an approaching train from the west, and was struck and ground to death under the wheels. The train which probably killed Hoppes was an east bound passenger, No. 16. The train is a fast one and the engine's crew evidently did not know that they had struck a man, for the train made no stop or report of the accident.

The discovery of the mangled form was made by R. J. Sturgis, of 1841 Ohio Avenue and his neighbor, Charles Williams. The body was lying near the Scatterfield Road crossing at the Chestnut Grove schoolhouse, about a mile east of the city. The upper rack of the engine probably struck the unfortunate Hood in the back of his head, and the body was cast under the heavy wheels of the locomotive.

The two men, horrified at their ghastly find, notified Sell's morgue and the ambulance was sent to the scene. The wagon attendants were compelled to pick up portions of the torn and bleeding flesh in a rubber sheet. The head was crushed beyond recognition and the brains were scattered along the rails. Both limbs were cut and broken and the arms and body were fearfully crushed.

After the remains were removed to the morgue Coroner Trueblood was called and he at once began a search for the dead man's relatives. It required no little effort to learn the old man's real name.

From C. V. Griffith it was learned that his correct name is Henry Hoppes and his age is thought to be about sixty-eight.

For years Hood Hoppes has been a familiar character about the city and every man, woman and child doubtless knew the old fellow on sight. He had many peculiar fancies and he was always bedecked with blue clothes, brass buttons and badges and pins. Hood generally called himself a "Prohi," and his "Who ye fer" was his familiar form of salutation. Hundreds of little humorous and pathetic stories are told about Hood, but Mrs. Stephen Funk and Jack Griffith knew him better perhaps than any one else in the city. For many years he made his home with them, going back and forth at regular intervals.

A year of more ago Hood was struck by a street car on south Meridian Street and severely injured. He was taken to St. John's Hospital and in spite of the fact that the physicians gave him up for dead, he recovered and soon left the institution. Some months later the feeble-minded old man was struck by a freight car while wandering about in the Panhandle Yards, and a portion of his left foot taken off. After recovering from that accident, Hoppes was taken to the county infirmary where he remained until a few months ago.

Hoppes, while widely known in the city on account of his peculiar traits, is practically unknown as a boy. Even the oldest citizen remembers him only as old Hood. His father's name could not be learned last night, but persons who have known him for years gave it as their opinion that he was born in Madison County. A sister, Mrs. Ed Lane, living east of the city, is his closest known relative, and a half-brother, Albert Hoppes, also residing east of the city, is his only other relative here. It is likely that the body will be buried at the county's expense.

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Anderson Morning Herald
November 23, 1904

HOPPES IS BURIED BY THE LOCAL ELKS
Members of the Order Acted as Pall Bearers at the Funeral

The funeral of Hood Hoppes, the unfortunate and well-known Madison county character, who was crushed to death under a Big Four train Tuesday evening, occurred yesterday afternoon. Members of the order of Elks took charge of the remains and accompanied the body to Bucco cemetery as pall-bearers. Although Hoppes was not an Elk, he was one of the leading figures at the Elks' fair last winter, and that, with other motives, led the organization to take the action it did.

The pall-bearers were Jack Griffith, Charles Cox, Frank Brennan, W. C. Rousch, Tom Kane and Charles Smith. Beautiful tributes were sent by Mrs. C. V. Griffith, Mrs. Ella Castlin and others.

[NI0531] Norcatur Dispatch
September 14, 1916

Ephriam Hoppes was born on the 18th day of December, 1845 in Madison County, Indiana, and died on the 27th day of August, 1916 at the Solider s' Home, Leavenworth, Kansas. He came west with his parents at the age of five years to Richardson county, Nebraska, and moved to Norton county, Kansas in the spring of 1886, where he lived for a number of years. He was married to Martha Helling, December 4, 1874. To this union ten children were born. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four sons: Henry, Daniel, James and Manley, and two daughters, Mary DePuy and Sarah Shirley.

The funeral was preached by Rev. A. J. Wertenberger, and interment was made in the Maple Grove cemetery in the Colony.

Mr. Hoppes was a kind and loving husband, a fond parent and was highly respected by all his friends and neighbors.

[NI0538] Aug 12, 1909
Unknown NE Newspaper

Josiah H. Hoppes was born in Madison County, Indiana in the year 1846; moving with his parents to Richardson County, Nebraska while yet a boy. When the war broke out, he enlisted and went as bugler in the 16th Kansas regiment, advancing to Corporal. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

In the year 1872 he was married to Miss Druzilla Stethem of Verdon, Nebraska, and to this union were born eleven children, nine of whom survive him, the two eldest having passed before the father into the great beyond. Those remaining are W. B. Hoppes, Noah Hoppes, Mrs. John Jensen, Mrs. Edward Heitz, Mrs. Will Post, Robert, Joe, Mabel and Alfred Hoppes with the mother, all living in Garfield County, with the exception of Mrs. Post, who resides at Ord. All being present at his bedside when the end came.

Although being a great sufferer for the past two years, he bore all with patience and was peacefully resigned when death came.

The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Sunday afternoon, August 1st, 1909 by Rev. Boomer, and his form laid to rest in the Burwell Cemetery.

"Sleep, Father, sleep,
In thy cold and silent grave,
'tis hard to be parted,
Yet we must be brave.

Rest, weary heart
Under the damp, cold sod,
Rest in peaceful slumber,
'Till thy soul is called to God.


[NI0555] When her younger brothers and sisters were ill with typhoid, she returned home to help out, and ended contracting the disease and dying from it. She resided Jun 1860-Jun 1870 in Falls City, Richardson, NE.

She was married to Josiah S. HOPPES (son of Elias HOPPES and Mary) in Feb 1871 in Falls City, Richardson, NE.(3853) License issued 17 Feb 1871 at Falls City, Richardson, NE. According to Temple researchers, the marriage was strongly opposed by Lizzie's parents. The marriage was short-lived, as Lizzie returned home shortly after her marriage to care for her brothers and sisters who had come down with typhoid fever, which she, too, contracted. She died about one month after her marriage.

[NI0582] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Thursday, January 9, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES

Funeral services for San Francisco (Sam) Hoppes, 2303 Pearl street, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of a son, 1408 Arrow avenue. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery. Mr. Hoppes is survived by the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoppes; two daughters, Mrs. Blanch Morrison and Mrs. Ora Johns, both of Anderson, three sons, Walter, Clarence and Earl Hoppes, all of Anderson, and a brother, Joseph Hoppes, of Frankton.

[NI0589] Marriage records show mother as Emily Brown, so believe Poor was a previous marriage.

[NI0592] August 04, 1886 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes

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Alexandria Tribune
October 28, 1946

MISS BEATRICE HOPPES, 60 FORMER RESIDENT, BURIED AFTER RITES IN ANDERSON

Funeral services for Miss Beatrice Hoppes, 60, who died early Friday morning at the Rahbek Nursing home in Anderson, were held privately Sunday afternoon at the Baker Bros. Funeral home there, with the Rev .Richard E. Lentz, pastor of the Central Christian Church, in charge. Burial was in the Ovid Cemetery.

Miss Hoppes was born in Anderson, but had lived most of her life in Alexandria. She returned to Anderson to live four years ago.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Lenna Lowry, Anderson; Mrs Alva Poore, Mrs. Alice Frazee and Mrs. Sylvia Ritter, all of Alexandria; one brother, Loris Hoppes; Chesterfield and one half-brother, Oliver Poore, Star City.

[NI0593] Alexandria Tribune
April 1, 1957

Sylvia Ritter Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Ritter 68, a lifelong resident of Alexandria, will be held, Tuesday afternoon at the Davis Stricler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ritter died shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in the Farrington Nursing Home here. She had been a patient of the home for more than two months.

She was born in Madison County on Sept. 9, 1888, the daughter of Joseph and Emily Hoppes. She first married Benjamin Ford, who is deceased.

On Sept,. 30, 1922, she married Everett Ritter.

Surviving are the husband, Everett; two c hildren, William H. Ford, Alexandria and Mrs. Dorothy Wall, Reseda, Calif.; tow sisters, Mrs. Lenie Lowery, Chesterfield, and Mrs. Alice Frazee, Alexandria; a brother Loris Hoppes, Chesterfield; a half-brother, Oliver Poor, Winimax; and one grandchild.

Service will be held at Davis and Stricler Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Clayton Steele. Burial will be in Park View cemetery.

Friends are now being received at the Funeral Home.

[NI0594] Alexandria Tribune
January 8, 1965

DIES IN DALEVILLE

Loris Hoppes, a former resident of Alexandria, died Thursday morning at his home in Daleville.

He is survived by the widow, the former Gladys Cox; tow grandchildren and a sister in law, Miss Audrey Cox, Alexandria.

The body was taken to the Shirey Funeral Home in Daleville.

[NI0601] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, May 7, 1949

W. L. Hoppes Dies At Home

Walter L. Hoppes, age 67, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 2203 Pearl street after an illness of five months. The son of San Francisco and Sultana Hoppes, he was born in Madison county and had lived in Anderson since the age of five years. He had been a painter for many years and was a member of the painters' union. He was unmarried.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Morrison, Anderson, and Mrs. Gladys Johns, Joliet, Ill, and two brothers, William C. Hoppes this city, and Earl R. Hoppes, of Jeffersonville.

The body was taken to the Baker Brothers funeral home where friends will be received after 7 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. George Harris, pastor of the East Lynn Christian Church. Burial will be in East Maplewood.

[NI0605] Combined Edition of Anderson Herald And Anderson Daily Bulletin Obituarys, Pg. 179

FORTVILLE - Gladys (Hoppis) Johns, 89, Rt. 2, Fortville, died Monday afternoon at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield after an extended illness.

She was born in Anderson and had resided in Fortville for the past 30 years, moving from Joliet, Ill. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Hyla) Plain, Fortville; a son, Millard D. Johns, Anderson; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ronald Seals Funeral Home in Fortville with the Rev. Larry R. Schwartz of the Fortville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery.

[NI0607] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Thursday, February 11. 1965

MRS. RILLA HOPPES

Last rites for Mrs. Rila Hoppes, 90, 2203 Pearl St. who died yesterday at the Rahbek Nursing Home, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Barkdull of the Huntsville Community Church. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

[NI0615] Died young, no date available at this time. 3-14-2001

[NI0624] Norcatur Dispatch
December 1937

Martha C. Hoppes

Martha C. Helling, a daughter of James Dedrich and Mary Alice Helling was born at Falls City, Nebr., August 16, 1856. It was said that she has been looking forth to the call and passed away restfully at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sadie Shirley, near, Norcatur, December 18, 1937 at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 2 days at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 2 days.

She was united in marriage to Ephriam Hoppes at Falls City, Nebraska, March 4, 1874. Their home was blessed with a family of ten children, five of whom survive, Henry of Lyle, Kansas; Dan of Alliance, Nebr.; Jim of Farnam, Neb., and Sadie Shirely of Norcatur, Ks. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1916. Dedrich, Joe and Sydney Mable passed away in infancy. Cass passed away in young manhood and Manly, a world war veteran, lost his life by drowning.

Mother Hoppes came with the family from Falls City in the spring of 1885 to a homestead northeast of Norcatur in the Colony. In 1925 she moved to Farnam, Nebr., where she made her home until August 9, 1937 when she came to live with her daughter Sadie.

Through her illness she was quite patient and determined not to be a burden to anyone. Gospel hymns were among her treasurers of the soul which she enjoyed singing with the radio. Her request was that "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" be sung at this service, which she realized would be soon. She united with The Brethren Church in the Colony in 1892.

Memories of her virtues will be cherished by her five children, twenty grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, together with many friends.

The funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon from the Community N.E. Church, sermon by Rev. R. R. Pfeiffer of the Lutheran Church, and burial made beside the husband at the Maple Grove Church, Colony, near where many years of her life was passed.

[NI0629] December 9, 1915
Alma Signal

KICKED BY HORSE

Cass Hoppes, a well known farmer living nine miles southeast of Alta Vista, was killed Sunday about noon by being kicked in the head and chest by a horse.

Mr. Hoppes was about 22 years old and is survived by a widow and one child. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at Beman and was conducted by Rev. Briggs of Alta Vista. Internment was in the Beman cemetery.

[NI0631] June 1890 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NI0634] Norcatur Dispatch
February 29, 1940

Mrs. Sarah Hoppes

Sarah Elizabeth Reed was born at Union Mills, Iowa, February 18, 1883. She was the first child born to John and Mary Reed.

She passed away at her home near Lyle, Kansas, February 22, aged a57 years and 3 days.

When Sadie, as she has always been called, was five years old, her parents seperated and she was brought to her grandfathers A.B. Reed's home near Norton, Kansas, where she grew up.

She taught school six years and on March 1, 1908 she was united in marriage with Henry Hoppes and most of their married life has been spent near Norcatur.

To them were born seven children, Marvin, Clarence, Kathryn, Ruth, Casper, Florence and Ernest, who with their father, mourn the loss of a faithful wife, devoted mother and their neighbors a kind friend.

Her father and mother predeceased her several years. Surviving her are her husband and children, one brother Clarence Reed, of La Cross, Wisconsin, several half brothers and sisters, an aunt, Mrs. Ida Dobbie of Houston, Texas and a number of cousins and many, many friends who are grieved at her passing.

She was a patient sufferer for several years but never complained.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A loving voice is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled."

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Sunday, February 25, conducted by Rev. Jongema, and burial made in the Colony, Maple Grove Cemetery.

The pallbears, neighbors, were, Claude Wickham, Preston Shick, Arthur Chambers, Merrit Reid, Archie Van Gundy and Berd Cozad. Singers also neighbors were, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Van Gundy, Mrs. Arthur Chambers and (illegible) Enfield; Pianist, Mrs. Blanche Temple. Funeral director, H. R. Anderson.




[NI0640] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Wednesday, August 10, 1994

Helen N. Hoppes

ANDERSON - Helen N. (Norris) Hoppes, 86, 2024 Ohio Ave., died Aug. 8, 1994, at Rawlins House in Pendleton after an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 12, 1907 in Madison County and lived in Madison County all of her life. She was a homemaker and a 54-year member of Kappa Sigma Beta where she served as province governor.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Jean Hoppes of Pendleton, four grandchildren, Lisa Henderson of Anderson and friend, Chris Edwards, Mark Eric Hoppes of Anderson, Tonia Anderson of Pendleton and friend, Walter Hurt and James and Brenda Walker of Alexandria; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Hercules "Bill" Hoppes, in 1964, and parents, Howard and Stella (Richards) Norris.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton with the Rev. Tad Mills officiating.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and one-half prior to services Thursday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory. Kappa Sigma Beta Sorority will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. today.

[NI0648] Accidently shot himself in Civil War.

[NI0688] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Franklin Hoppers was born about 1828, the fourth son of George Hoppers of Madison County, TN. As he and his brothers grew up, they explored the frontier areas opening up ahead of them. His older brother John, for example, married Arcina Brady in Mississippi in August 1843 and his younger brother Samuel married Sarah Rex in Texas in June 1855. When the Civil War broke out, the boys in the family were scattered with some fighting on each side.


MILITARY FILES

A Confederate Army muster roll (Ref. #1) indicates that Franklin Hoppers, age 30, enrolled in Captain James A. Cooper’s Company of Colonel Clark’s Recruits, MO Volunteers on March 12, 1862 in Stoddard County, MO for a term of three years or the War. He brought a horse valued at $125 with him and horse equipment valued at $15. This Company subsequently became Company B, 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. In October 1862, Colonel Clark was captured and his regiment appears to have been broken up and the companies scattered. After a prisoner of war exchange, Colonel Clark returned to Missouri and collected eight companies of the regiment, which he organized into a battalion. A monthly report of
the Gratiot Street Prison in St. Louis, MO for February 1863 indicates that Franklin Hoppers was captured in Stoddard County, MO on January 27, 1863, and confined in the Gratiot Street Prison on February 1, 1863. He died in the Prison Hospital on February 12, 1863 of chronic diarrhea. A document titled: Certificate For Government Undertaker, John A. Smithers states that Frank Hoppers was six feet tall and lists his cause of death as "Catarahal Fever".



REFERENCES


1. Franklin Hoppers’ Co. B, 7 Missouri Cavalry Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0689] PERSONAL SUMMARY

George Hoppers was born in Madison County, TN about 1830, two years after his brother Franklin. Unlike several of his brothers, he was at home in Tennessee at the outbreak of the Civil War. He disappears from sight after July 1863.


B. MILITARY FILES

George Hoppers enlisted as a Private in Company C, 27th Regiment of TN Volunteers on August 15, 1861 at Trenton, TN for a 12-month tour of duty (Ref. #1). This Company subsequently became Company G, 27th Regiment TN Infantry. This Regiment was organized September 10, 1861 and reorganized in May 1862.

On December 26, 1861, George Hoppers was furloughed for seven days because he contracted pneumonia. At the Battle of Shiloh on April 6 & 7, 1862, he was wounded and again furloughed. A muster roll of Company G, 27th TN Infantry for July and August 1862 indicates that he still was on furlough at this time. A record in the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, TN (Ref. #2) provides the additional information that G. W. Hoppers enlisted as a Private in Company D, 14th (Neely’s) Cavalry at Bells Depot, TN on July 1, 1863 for the duration of the War. On July 20, 1863, he was furloughed because of illness and still was absent as of May 11, 1864. There is no further information about this soldier.


REFERENCES


1. George Hoppers’ Co. G, 27 TN Infantry CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Confederate Army Service Records, Reel #57, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0690] [Lacy Lines June 20, 2003.FTW]

In 1860, Rebecca is listed as 19, William G. Smithwick as 38. In 1870, Rebecca is listed as 30 and William as 47.

[NI0691]
MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Samuel C. Hoppers, a younger brother of Franklin and George Hoppers who served in Confederate infantry units, was born into the family of George and Mary (Dillard) Hoppes about 1834 in Madison County, TN. He married Sarah C. Rex in Texas on June 1855. A report of the Adjutant General's Office dated June 7, 1870 (Ref. #1) stated: Samuel C. Hoppers was enrolled on the 11th day of August, 1862, at Union Co., Ills in Co. F, 81st Regiment of Ills Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 26th day of Aug 1862, at Camp Anna, in Co. F, 81st Regiment of Ills Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster-out Roll of Co. F of that Regiment dated August 5th, 1865, he is reported "Absent. Left sick at Memphis since February 15, 1863."

A report of the Surgeon General's Office dated September 9, 1870, provided the additional information that: It appears from the records filed in this Office, that Priv. S. C. Hoppers, Co F, 81st Reg't Illinois Vols was admitted to No. 2 (Foundry) Genl. Hospital, Memphis, Tenn, January 1st, 1863 for treatment of Phthisis, and died January 25, 1863. It also appears from the "List of Casualties" accompanying the "Monthly Report of Sick and Wounded" of that Hospital, for January, 1863, (Asst Surgeon A. L. Clark, 12th Ills. Vols. in charge) that the soldier above described died January 25th, 1863, of Inflam. of bowels.


PENSION FILE INFORMATION

About three years after Samuel Hoppers died, his widow Sarah C. Hoppers married Thomas Chadowen. On April 23, 1870, they appeared before the County Clerk of Williamson County, IL to file additional paperwork concerning the minor children of Samuel Hoppers. After being duly sworn, they made:

the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by act of Congress for the children under sixteen years of age; that they are the only legal guardian of George W. Hoppers, Mary E. Hoppers, Rebecca Hoppers, and Martha J. Hoppers legitimate children of Samuel C. Hoppers who enlisted under the name of Samuel C. Hoppers as a private in Company F in 81st Regiment of Illinois Infantry Vols in the War of 1861 and 1863, and who died at Memphis, Tennessee on or about March 1st 1863 of Dropsy and who bore at the time of his death the rank of private in Co F 81st Regt of Illinois Vols; that the mother of said children again remarried being now the wife of Thomas B. Chadowen and was so remarried on the 28 day of December AD 1865; that the above named children are the only surviving legitimate children of said Samuel C. Hoppers who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death; that said children were the issue of the said Samuel C. Hoppers and Sarah C. Hoppers his wife as follows to wit: George W. Hoppers was born Nov 10th 1856, Mary E. Hoppers was born June 14, 1858, Rebecca Hoppers was born August 7, 1860, and Martha J. Hoppers was born May 9th 1862.
That the father was married under the name of Samuel C. Hoppers to Sarah C. Rex on the 28th day of June AD 1855 at Paris, Texas by one Farrer a Justice of the Peace there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that the said children have not aid or abetted the rebellion; that a prior application has been filed in their behalf by these applicants but the papers seem to have been lost and cannot be found. The former application was filed by our Attorney Jesse Bishop in the summer of 1866, the precise date not now known. Post office address Marion, Williamson County, Illinois.

On February 23, 1871, Sarah C. Chadowen made another sworn statement in support of her application for a pension for the children of Samuel C. Hoppers. She testified that:

She is the mother of George W., Mary E., Rebecca T., and Martha J. Hoppers and that they were born in the State of Tennessee with the exception of the youngest Martha J. and that she can not produce the testimony of the attending physician as to the dates of births of said children who were born in the State of Tennessee & can only produce the testimony of her father and brother, George W. and William L. Rex, as to the dates of their Births.

The County Clerk before whom the sworn statements of April 23, 1870 and February 23, 1871 were made was named J. W. Samuels. Apparently, he later was appointed the legal guardian of the minor children of Samuel C. Hoppers, perhaps to ensure that any pension monies received would be used for the benefit of the children and not for the direct benefit of Sarah and Thomas Chadowen. In any case, on March 26, 1889, Sarah A. Chadowen appeared before the County Court of Williamson County and stated that this declaration is made for the purpose of obtaining the pension due under a recent Act of Congress from date of deceased soldier's death to the date of remarriage. In her declaration, Sarah A. Chadowen frequently referenced data already on file with the pension bureau. She stated in part:

That he died in the Military Hospital at Memphis Tennessee on or about the year 1864, reference is hereby had to the evidence on file in the case of JWSamuels Guardian of the minor heirs of deceased soldier where the precise date of his death is established, the numbering of said application is not now known, that her name before her marriage to the deceased soldier was Rex; that neither of them had been married previously; that they were married in Lamar County, State of Texas, that reference is hereby had again to the evidence on file in the above mentioned claim of Samuels as Guardian of deceased soldier's minors to establish the fact and date of their marriage . . . That she relies upon the evidence on file in the claim of the Guardian herein before referred, to establish this claim; That JWSamuels of Marion Ills. is hereby appointed her Attorney to prosecute this claim.

REFERENCE

1. Samuel C. Hoppers' Pension File WC 158-422, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0709] Some records indicate his name was James Thomas while others show John T. with the "T" being for Tobias.

[NI0710] In correspondence shared by Harry Hoppes, John A. Hopper of TN who is a decendant of George's brother James, George died as a young child and is buried in Marshall Co., MS. They know they lived around Mount Pleasant but the cemetery has not yet been located.

[NI0713] Sarah is Mr. Lacy's daughter. After his death, Sallie married James Hoppers, and it is unclear at this time whether or not Sarah was formally adopted or just went by Hoppers.

[NI0717] Ripley Tennessee Paper, Friday March 20th,1925

Local & Personal

F. E. Hoppers of Tupelo, MS., spent a few days here this week with his
brother, Gus Hoppers.

[NI0721] Real Estate Transfers listed in the ENTERPRISE, Friday, October 15, 1926
The ENTERPRISE is a Lauderdale Co., TN Newspaper

Odie White et al to Gus Hoppers, lot in Halls; $1800

[NI0753] No further records, assumed died early.

[NI0756] PERSONAL SUMMARY



Charles Hoppers was born about 1827 in Surry County, NC, the second son of Edward Hoppers married to Sally Gibbons. In the Census of 1850, he was enumerated in Lumpkin County, GA as a 23-year old living in his parents’ household.


B. MILITARY FILES


Charles Hoppers was enrolled in Lumpkin County, GA as a Private in Company A commanded by Captain John Dickerson of the 11 Infantry Battalion (GA State Guards) on July 4, 1863 by Major James T. Grindle for a period of six months (Ref. #1). No additional information is available about his CSA service.


C. REFERENCES


1. Charles Hoppers’ Co. A, 11 Battalion GA Infantry CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0757] PERSONAL SUMMARY



Pinkney Hoppers was born about 1829 in Surry County, NC, two years after his older brother Charles Hoppers. In the Census of 1850, he was enumerated in Lumpkin County, GA as a 21-year old living in his parents’ household.


B. MILITARY FILES

Pinkney Hoppers was enrolled as a Private in the 12th Battalion of GA Light Artillery (Ref. #1). His date and place of enrollment, as well as his company and tour of duty were not stated. He was captured at Athens, GA on May 8, 1865. No additional information is available about his CSA service.


C. REFERENCES


1. Pinkney Hoppers’ 12 Battalion GA Light Artillery CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used by permission.

[NI0765] PERSONAL SUMMARY

John Hoppers, who was born March 6, 1790 at Deep Creek, NC and died on January 26, 1857 in Ashe County, NC, was the oldest son of Daniel Hoppes married to Mary Fender. He served as a Private in 1st Company (Captain Gideon Lewes’ Detached Militia from Ashe County), 5th NC Militia for 24 days from February 16 to March 11, 1815. John Hoppers married Susannah Spurlin about 1809, and had a family of two boys and two girls before his wife died about 1822. He then married Mary (Polly) Goodman on April 5, 1827.

PENSION FILE (WC 33727)

John Hoppers’ service was rendered after the War of 1812 officially had ended. A muster roll of Captain Lewes’ Company of Detached Militia from Ashe County, NC (Ref. #1) contains the following notation: Rendezvoused at Wadesboro on the 28 of February, 1815, at which place I received orders, on the 1 March, 1815, to return with my company to place of residence, where we arrived on the 11 of March, 1815, and were discharged. In May 1853, John Hoppes made the following deposition (Ref. #2):

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

On this 19th day of May 1853 personally appeared before me, John Carson, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County John Hoppas aged sixty three years – a resident of Ashe County in the State of North Carolina - who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John Hoppas, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Gideon Lewis in the 5th Regiment of North Carolina detached militia commanded by Col. Graham in the War with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he was drafted at Harrises Muster Ground in Ashe County, N. Carolina on or about the month of August 1814 for the term of six months service, and was called into service sometime about the month of February 1815, was mustered into service at Wadesboro, State of North Carolina, about the last of February 1815, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of about twenty four days and was honorably discharged at Wadesboro, N. Carolina on or about the 11th of March 1815, that he herewith sends his written discharge, reference is made to the muster rolls of said company, that he traveled in going and returning to his home whilest in said service about three hundred miles.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "Act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" passed the 28th of September 1850.

(signed) John Hoppers
Two years later John Hoppers submitted another application for bounty land under the Act of 1855, which stated:

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

On this 5th day of April A. D. 1855 personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, John Hoppes aged 65 years, a resident of the County of Ashe in the State of North Carolina, who after being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John Hoppes who was a private in the Company commanded by Capt Gideon Lewis in the 5th Regiment of North Carolina Militia commanded by Col. Graham in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he was drafted at Ashe County on or about the month of Sept A. D. 1814 for the term of six months and continues in service is said war for the space of Fourteen days or upward and was honorably discharged at Wadesboro on or about the first of March A. D. 1815.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the Act passed 3rd March 1855.

He states that he made application for bounty land under the Act passed the 28th Sept 1850 but was not
allowed, that he has never made any other applications nor has he recd any bounty land from the United States.

And I do appoint James Calloway of Wilksboro (?), N. C. my at_(?) to prosecute my claim for bounty land
under the Act passed the 3rd March, 1855


(signed) John Hoppers

We, Jacob Hoppers and Jessee M. D. Caudill, residents of the County of Ashe, State of North Carolina upon our oath declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by John Hoppers in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and statement of the applicant that he is the identical person he represents himself to be.

his
(signed) Jacob X Hoppus
mark

Jesce M. Caudill


On March 9, 1878 Congress passed an act granting pensions to widows of veterans of the War of 1812. John Hoppers’ widow Mary Hoppers applied for a widow’s pension, using a form prepared by R. W. Walker of Washington, DC. Her application (with entries to the form underlined) stated:

WAR OF 1812

CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR SERVICE PENSION

State of North Carolina County of Alleghany ss.

On this Thirteenth day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, personally appeared before me J. J. Gambill Clerk of the Sup. Court, the same being a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, (1) Mary Hoppers, aged 90 years, a resident of Alleghany County, in the State of North Carolina, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) John Hoppers deceased, who was the identical (3) John Hoppers, who served under the name of (4) John Hoppers as a (5) Private in the Company commanded by Captain Gideon Lewis in the ______ Regiment of __________, commanded by _________ in the war of (6) Eighteen hundred and Twelve, that her husband (7) was drafted at Gap Civil on or about the 10th day of August A.D. 1814 for the term of 6 Months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (8) ______________ and whose
services terminated, by reason of (9) His honorable discharge at Wadesboro, N. C. on the __ day of ________ A. D. ________. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (10) 22 years of age, weight 175 lbs, height 5 feet 7 inches, blue eyes and dark hair, was a farmer residing in what was then Ashe Co NC, was born in Surry County, N. C. She further states that she was married to the said John Hoppers, at the city (or town) of ________________, in the county of Ashe, and in the State of North Carolina, on the Fifth day of April A. D. 1827 by one (11) Richard Gentry, who was a (12) Justice of the Peace: and that her name before her said marriage was Mary Goodman: and she further states that (13) the said John Hoppes had been married before to Susan Spurlin who died about the year 1822 and that her said husband (14) John Hoppers, died at Ash Co, in
the State of North Carolina, on the 26th day of January A. D. 1857; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: (15) the counties of Ashe an Alleghany in the State of N.C. She makes this declaration for the purposed of obtaining the Pension to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4740, inclusive, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby appoints R. W. WALKER, of Washington, D. C., her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim.

And she further declares that John Hoppers made an application for (16) Bounty land warrant and that a land warrant was issued and that her residence is Gap Civil, county of Alleghany State of North Carolina, and that her post office address is Gap Civil N. C.
her
Mary X Hoppers
mark
Witness:
(signed) A. F. Reeves
T.F. Peisaons (?)


Also personally appeared Jacob Hoppers, aged 76 years, residing at No. ________ street in Alleghany Co NC, and William Hoppers, age 63 years, residing at No. ________ (street in Alleghany Co NC, who being duly sworn state that they have known the said claimant for) 56 years and 50 years, respectively: that they were (present when the said claimant did sign (or) make her mark) to the foregoing declaration: that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical (17) John Hoppers, who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of Captain Gideon Lewis, in the regiment of _____________ in the war of eighteen hundred & twelve) by the following facts and circumstances, viz:
(18) The said Jacob Hoppers was present and saw them married and the said William Hoppers was the son of the said John by his first wife.

Witness: his
(signed) A. F. Reeves Jacob J Hoppers
mark

his
T.F. Peisaons (?) William 2 Hoppers
Mark

Mary Hoppers application of July 13, 1878 was rejected on September 23, 1878 for a variety of reasons including insufficient service prior to February 17, 1815, inadequate documentation of her marriage to John Hoppers, and inadequate documentation that she had not been married prior to her alleged marriage to John Hoppers. On October 4, 1878, additional depositions were taken by the Superior Court of Alleghany County to attempt to overcome the observed deficiencies. On April 26, 1880, Mary Hoppes, who had been destitute since the death of John Hoppers, died in Sparta, NC. After considerable additional pleas emanating from NC and review by Pension Office officials, on April 11, 1884 the Pension
Commissioner Wm. W. Dudley indicated that claim # 31515 – 1812 “of Mary Hoppers, decd, for pension, is ready for allowance upon receipt of evidence showing the date of her death – and whether she left any minor children under sixteen years of age”. Her pension was finally issued on May 9, 1884 at eight dollars a month from March 9, 1878 to April 26, 1880, her
date of death.


REFERENCES

1. John Hoppes military service record, Captain Lewis Company, North Carolina, War of 1812, the National Archives
and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. John Hoppess Pension File #WC 33727, 1812, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0778] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Franklin J. Hoppers was born on January 16, 1833, the oldest son of 1311 William Hoppers (born January 24, 1810) and oldest grandson of 131 John Hoppers (born March 6, 1790), a veteran of the War of 1812. Franklin J. Hoppers was a teacher in his early years and also a farmer (Ref. #1). He married Elizabeth Crouse April 4, 1852, was later divorced, and married Kizziah Joines Stamper on March 12, 1908. He died on January 15, 1918, when he froze to death on the front porch
of his home.


MILITARY FILES

Franklin J. Hoppers volunteered for CSA service (Ref. #2) as a Private for the term of three years (or the War) on May 3, 1863 at Gap Civil, NC in Company I, 61st Regiment of NC Infantry (State Troops). He was paid for the period May 1, 1863 to August 31, 1863 at the rate of $11.00 per month. On September 25, while at Charleston, SC, Franklin Hoppers acknowledged the receipt of $44.00 for four months pay. A muster roll of Co I, 61 NC INF for November and December 1863 indicates that he was furloughed from the General Hospital for 30 days on October 23, 1863 and was absent without leave (AWOL) as of the end of December 1863. The Company’s muster roll for January/February 1864 states that Franklin
J. Hoppers was on sick furlough from January 29, 1864 for a period of 30 days. The following muster roll for March/April 1864 records that he was furloughed from the General Hospital in Columbia, SC for 30 days and Kept on Surgeon’s Certificate. Muster rolls of Company I, 61 NC INF for September/October 1864 and for November/December 1864 state that he was AWOL since September 1, 1864.


C. REFERENCES



1. Sturgill, Lorene Moxley, Hoppers, Moxley, Toliver and Related Families, Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem, NC, 1985, Page 63.


2. Franklin J. Hoppers’ Company I, 61 NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.



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Daniel Crouse Estate Sale, 29 Sep 1866

Alford Moxley & John Crouse, Administrators of Daniel Crouse
Amount of sale of Daniel Crouse Estate on the 29th day of Sept.1866

Haywood Cox- one rye stack $ 18.50
Haywood Cox one oat stack $ 9.06
M.T. Norman one hay stack $ 4.55
S. Semmons or L. Lemmons, rent for land for 12 months $ 51.00
Total $ 83.11
We herby certify this is a true inventory so far as has come to our knowledge.
Alford Moxley, John Crows, Admin. of Daniel Crows
Filed Oct term of Court 1866

Justice Court: June 12, 1869
P. Anders in the suit: John Krows and A. Moxley, Administrators of Daniel
Krows, dec. VS. A.J. Spurlin
Charge the plaintiff in this suit for attendance as a witness one day at $
1.50 per day. mileage 4 miles, this 12th day of June 1869. Isom Waggoner, J.P.

Oct 30, 1869
Alford Moxley and John Crows, Admin. of Daniel Crows, dec, in account with
said estate: List of vouchers (paid outs)
clerk's fee 1.00
Offa Andrews 3.00
Jackson Sperlin 2.75
A.J. Sperlin, Admin. of J.A. Crows 24.25
C. Passmore note 19.40
clerk fee 1.85
Zachariah Moxley 9.75
Martin Crows 11.00
tax 1866 3.60
T.L. Neal 10.00
tax 1867 4.00
Nancy Crows 3.00
H.A. Brooks 5.00
M.L. Joins 7.50
tax 1868 4.00
reparing fence 27.00
reparing fence Thomas Douglas 3.00
cost paid Allen Jones 1.50
cost paid Franklin Hoppers, J.P. .80
D. Edwards cost 2.50
paid for stamps .32
total $ 145.22

[NI0790] July 3, 1966 death date reported by Harry Hoppes.

[NI0793] The book, "Hoppers - Moxley - Toliver and Related Families" by Lucille Sturgill lists date of birth as May 30, 1900 and date of death as September 25, 1979.

[NI0805] Living alone next to sons Stephen and Daniel Hoppers in Cranberry Twp., Alleghaney Co., NC in 1870.

[NI0806] PERSONAL SUMMARY


Daniel Hoppers, the namesake of his grandfather 1.3 Daniel Hoppes, was born of July 24, 1824. On April 1, 1847 he married Matilda Toliver. After she died on February 28, 1895, he married Alpha Weaver Wilson on October 28, 1895. Daniel Hoppers died about 1899.


MILITARY FILES

Daniel Hoppers first served in the 21st VA Cavalry, but was charged with desertion on February 17, 1864, found guilty of being AWOL, and sentenced to walk in a ring under guard for 8 hours per day. (Ref. #1) On July 13, 1864, as he was approaching his sixtieth birthday, Daniel Hoppers was inducted into the Company B, 5th Regiment of NC Senior Reserves as a Private at Flint Hill, Ashe County (Ref. #2). His age was listed as 47 years, 3 months; his height as 5 feet, 5 inches; his complexion as dark; his hair as dark; his eyes as blue; and his occupation as farmer. A Company muster roll for the period October 31, 1864 to February 28, 1865 records that Daniel Hoppes was AWOL.

REFERENCES

1. Jeff Weaver, Civil War Soldiers from Ashe and Alleghany County, North Carolina G – L,
http://members.aol.com/jweaver301/nc/ashe.htm.

2. Daniel Hoppers’ Company B, 5 NC Senior Reserves CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0808] Birth date of June 22, 1830 provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NI0809] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Stephen was the next younger brother of Daniel Hoppers in a family where all four sons of Jacob Hoppers (born about 1802) and his wife Kiziah Landreth saw CSA service. Stephen Hoppers was born in Ashe County, NC on December 30, 1832 and died on January 30, 1919. He married his first wife Melvina Sizemore on June 1850 and his second wife Elizabeth Nancy Scott after the War on August 13, 1868.


MILITARY FILES

On May 27,1861, Stephen Hoppers enlisted as a Private in Company F, 22nd Regiment of NC INF in Alleghany County (Ref. #1). His age on his unit’s Roll of Honor was entered as age 30. A muster roll for this unit dated May 6, 1862 indicates that S. Hoppers complained of debilits and returned to duty May 25, 1862. A third document titled Receipt Roll for Commutation of Rations records that he was paid for the period February 22 to March 13 on March 30, 1863 by Captain Greggs, VA. After that date, Stephen Hoppers disappears from the CSA military rolls. However, it appears that he reenlisted at Raleigh, NC as a Private in Company F, 26th Regiment of NC INF (State Troops) on November 30, 1863 under the name Little (middle name?) Hoppers. A muster roll for the latter unit for the period May/June 1864 notes that Little Hoppers deserted on April 12, 1864 at Orange Court House, VA. There are no subsequent records.

C. REFERENCES


1. Stephen Hoppers’ Company F, 22 NC INF and Little Hoppers’ Company F, 26 NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.


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1870 Cranberry Twp., Alleghany Co., NC Census Schedule shows the following people living in Stephen Hoppers 39 household - Elizabeth Hoppers 30; Caroline Hoppers 4 mos.; Rausey Hudson 8; Scott Horton 18.

[NI0810] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Jacob J. Hoppers, third son of Jacob Hoppers and Kiziah Landreth, was born in Ashe County, NC on December 10, 1838. He married Charlotte Wagner on April 16, 1858. They had two daughters before the War: Amanda Jane Hoppers born December 18, 1858 and Elzina Hoppers born March 18, 1861.



B. MILITARY FILES



J. J. Hoppers enlisted in Company F, 22 NC INF on May 27, 1861, the same date as his older brother Stephen. His feelings about marching off to war are poignantly described in the following letter published in Hoppers, Moxley, Toliver and Related Families (Ref. #1) that he wrote to a friend, S. Taylor:



August the 15th 1861
Richmond City, VA

Dear Sir:

I this morning take pen in hand to drop you a few lines to inform you that I am well at present and as well satisfied as the nature of such cases would admit and the rest of the boys that is with me is generally well. Some of them is complaining some but none (is) much bad off. The water is tolerable good here and it is the best water that we got since we left Alleghany. Some of the water is bad (but) the spring which this regiment uses out of is the best spring that is here. We have been generally well. When we left Raleigh there was nary (a) man in our Company but what was able to perform duty out of about ninety men. It was very hot when we left Raleigh and we had to be scrouged up in the cars and I got very sick with the fatigue with heat. We went from Raleigh to Petersburg. We got there about 12 o’clock at night and they sent us in the city guardroom where it was very sultry and hot. We suffered with heat that
night. The next morning we marched through town about one mile and there we got a free breakfast and then we marched back to the depot and stayed there until our bags came and was put in the cars and then we got in and went to Richmond and we have remained here ever since.

We have not heard of much fighting since the great battle at Manassas Gap on the Bull Run near Centreville on the 2-th of July. We heard of some fighting in Missouri. There was some talk of us going to Newport in Missouri when we first come here but I don’t hear anything said about it now. We may not leave here in a good while and we may leave here in two or three days. I can’t tell when we will leave here nor where we will go when we do leave. We left Macmillan’s Company at Raleigh. They’re not in our regiment. They was in it but was taken out – and one more company. This regiment is formed out of western men. Our Colonel’s name is J. Johnson Pettigrew. The light colonel is Long; the major is Galaway. We have got good commanding officers.

We wrote back to you when we got to Cilbays? on the Brushy Mountain for you to tell those men to come on and then we sent private word by David Caudill for them not to come till we got to Raleigh and heard more how their things was arranged and when I got to Raleigh I sent a letter home and stated all I could find out about the matter and for them to take their case to themselves and I haven’t heard from them since. I should like to hear from them and now what they was doing and where they was for. I was very uneasy about them awhile for if the adjutant general had got hold of their names they should (have) been in great difficulty & for some of those men done enough to be in danger if their commanding officers had got hold of it. I can’t say that they have any of their name(s) but them that went home on furlough. We all that joined Macmillan & Reeves’ Companies they got pay for their time they served under C. H.
Doughten. By his attending to it for them, I got for that service nineteen dollars and 80 cents and $10 bounty. I should like to get a letter from any of my neighbors so that I could hear from them for I haven’t got many letters from home yet. I have sent four or five letters home. I should have like mighty well if the rest of my neighbor boys had come with this regiment that intends to come with my company or regiment.

I haven’t got anything of much importance to write though there is several Yankee prisoners in Richmond. They have got twenty five or thirty hundred here and there is about seventy five thousand southern soldiers around the suburbs of Richmond and a good many more wounded men that was wounded in the battle of Manassas Gap. The boys is all willing for a fight . . . .if has to be done but none is keen to get in. They had rather have peace than the war.



So I must bring my few lines – scattering words to a close. You tell the Alleghany boys that did not volunteer that I wish them good luck and to fear God that rules both heaven and earth, for he can kill or can keep alive. My best respects to Stephen Taylor and family, A. B. Pruitt and family, Ts Pruitt and family, H. Waggoner and family, Wm Hoppers and family and to all inquiring friends & remember your friend until death.



From

J. J. Hoppers



On July 16, 1862, J. J. Hoppers was promoted to Corporal (Ref. #2). At the Battle of Second Manassas on August 28-30, 1862, he received a thigh wound and died at Upperville, VA of his wounds on October 27, 1862. The following January his widow Charlotte Hoppers attempted to collect his back pay and her widow’s benefits. She made the following statement:


State of North Carolina,
Alleghany County

This day Charlotte Hoppas came personally before me the undersigned and a justice of the peace for said county and makes oath that she is the widow of Jacob Hoppass who died in the service of the Confederstates about the first of October last he entered the Service of the confederate States about the first of August 1861 in Capt P. B. Revees company F in 22 Redgement of North Carolina Troops and remained in Service until his death She claims his Bounty money both for the confederate States and State of North Carolina. She claims all arrearages of Monthley that is due him. Sworn and Subscribed before me this 26th day of Jany 1863.

The document was signed by Charlotte Hoppas with her mark and by the Justice of the Peace Charles H. Doughton. Charlotte Hoppas’ identify was verified by William Hoppas, who also placed his mark at the appropriate location. Additionally, C. H. Daughton, J. P., certified that: I am well acquainted with Charlotte Hoppas and William Hoppas who have made the above affadavit and say that they are worthy of full credit of their statement of the above facts given under my hand and seal this 26th day of Jany 1863.

The Treasury Department of the CSA calculated the back pay and allowances due Charlotte Hoppes, as follows:


THE CONFEDERATE STATES

To Charlotte Hoppas the Widow of J. J. Hoppas, deceased, late Corporal of Capt. Mitchell’s Co. F, 22 Reg’t NC Troops



For pay of said deceased from 1st March the date to which he was last paid
as Private to the 16th July 1862 when he was promoted to Corporal 4 Months
and 16 Days @ $11 per Month 49.86



As Corporal from 17 July to 15th October 1862 the date of his death
2 Months and 30 Days @ 13 per Month 39.00


C__? Bounty 50.00


Clothing 75.00


Amt drawn on kind 35.00 40.00

$178.86





The military service file contained no rationale for the difference in J. J. Hoppers’ date of death between the calculation of back pay (October 15, 1862) and the date inscribed on his unit’s Roll of Honor (October 27, 1862).


REFERENCES


1. Sturgill, Lorene Moxley, Hoppers, Moxley, Toliver and Related Families, Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem, NC, 1985, Pages 265 - 268.



2. Jacob J. Hoppers’ Company F, 22 NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.


[NI0811] PERSONAL SUMMARY

John Hoppers, born July 13, 1840, was the youngest of the four sons of Jacob Hoppers and Kiziah Landreth to serve the Confederate cause. He married Nancy Pruitt in 1860, and they had a son John W. Hoppers, who was born on March 11, 1862, prior to his father’s enlistment. Like his next two older brothers, John Hoppers joined Company F, 22nd Regiment NC Troops.


B. MILITARY FILES

John Hoppers’ date of enrollment was March 15, 1862, almost ten months after his two brothers became Privates in Company F, 22 NC INF. His military service file (Ref. #1) indicates that J. Harpers, a Private in Company F, 22 NC INF was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 4 in Richmond, VA with a gunshot wound of the hand on July 3, 1862 and returned to duty on July 10, 1862. Whether the wounded soldier was John Hoppers or his brother J. J. Hoppers (before being promoted to Corporal on July 17, 1862) is unclear. What is certain, however, from the military records is that John Hoppers was mortally wounded in action (WIA) less than two months later. The Roll of Honor in his service file states: Died Aug 30,
1862. Wounded once. Because his unit was heavily engaged in the Second Battle of Manassas on that day, it appears likely that he died in that battle.

Over 50 years later, John Hoppers’ wife submitted an application for a widow’s pension, stating:


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF Alleghany

On the 21st day of June, A. D. 1913, personally appeared before me, H. P. Estep JP, C. S. C. in and for the State and county aforesaid, Nancy Stamper, age 70 years, and a resident of Laurel Springs postoffice, in said county and State, and who, being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension under . . . . that she is the widow of the late John Hoppers who enlisted in Co. F, 22 Regiment North Carolina State Troops, on or about the 8th day of May 1862, to serve in the armies of the late Confederate States. . . . .Was married to John Hoppers in 1860 & after his death married to 1 (not legible) P. Stamper (not legible) and now a widow and I has been fo 10 years.


(signed) Nancy Stamper


REFERENCES


1. John Hoppers’ Company F, 22 NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.


Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0876] Never married

[NI0877] Never married

[NI0878] Never married

[NI0920] On the 1772 Penn Township, Northampton County, PA tax list owing 12.0 pounds in sterling.

WILL, 5 MAR 1785, NORTHAMPTON CO., PA

GERMAN ORIGINAL

Pen Daun Schip Nort Hem Caunti den 5 ten Mertz Ano 1785

Vor Zeigen Dieses Michael Habes Senior hat eine Deilung, gemacht an seine Kinder, wie folgen wirt, - - - -

Jackob Cumfehr der die aeleste Dochter hat nemlig Kaderrina Ihr Erbteil, wo ihr Vater giebt, dass macht 23 lb, 4 sc, 3 Pentz das hat sie zu empfanen Ano 1785 den 27 Nofember zu empfanen von Michel Habes Junior

Hannadam Habes dass sein Vater im sein Erbteil giebt, 23 lb, 4 sc, 3 Pentz zu empfanen den 27 Nofemper Ano 1787 zu empfanen von Michel Habes Junior

Hannes Laechleider der die Ehlisabet Habesin hatt zu empfanen, von ihren Vater von ihrem Erbtei1 23 lb, 4 sch. 3 Pentz zu emp. von Michel Habes Junior. Den 27 Nofemper Ano 1788

Jackob Habes, hatt zu empfanen, von seinem Vater, von seinem Erbteil 23 lb, 4 sch. 3 Pentz zu empfanen den 27 Nofember Ano 1790 von Michel Habes Junior

Henrich Habes hatt zu empfanen von seinem Vater, von seinem erpteil, 23 lb 4 sch 3 Pentz zu empfanen Den 27 Nofember Ano 1791 von michel Habes Junior

Hannes Habes, hatt zu empfanen, von seinem Vater von seinem Erbteil, 23 lb 4 sch 3 Pentz zu embfanen den 27 Nofember Ano 1792 von michel Habes Junior

Katerina Habessin, hatt zu empfanen von ihrem Vater, ihr Erbteil 23 lb 4 sch 3 Pentz zu empfanen den 27 Nofember, Ano 1793 von michel Habes Junior

*** *** *** *** ***

Die obigen bauten, nemlig den kintern, ihre gehoeren der mutter nicht an ---

Michal habbes (Signed)

Michel Habes Senior hatt seiner frau so lang sie lebt und seinen namen fuert so hatt die macht ueber not und Banden, und was der Haussrat an belangt, so lan sie lebt, nach ihrem Tott, so soll dass Eltze kint erben seyn als wie das Juengste, und solt sie aber heierraten, so be komt sie wie die la laut dass dride foertel, dafon, dieses obige soll, heut seyn, bey Zeigen

(Signed) Michael habbes

Georg Gilbert junius sworn)

21 March 1787

Georg Ziegler sworn)

heudt da den 15 Mertz be kenne ich Ana Kadarina habbessin dass der aelteste Sohn nehmlich der Michael habbes edseckeder seyn soll so viel von mier

ihr

Anacadarina X habbessin

mark

Georg Simmon Wehr

Johannes Lah Leitner



ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Penn Township, Northampton County 5 March 1785


Before witnesses Michael Hoppes, Sr. divided his possessions among his children in the following manner:

To Jacob Cunfer, married to his oldest daughter Catherine, her father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1785.

To Joh. Adam Hoppes, his father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1787.

To John Lechleitner, married to his daughter Elisabeth Hoppes, her father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1788.

To Jacob Hoppes, his father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1790.

To Henry Hoppes, his father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1791.

To John Hoppes, his father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1792.

To Catherine Hoppes, her father gives an inheritance of 23 lb, 4 sh, and 3 pence to be paid by Michael Hoppes, Jr. on 27 November 1793.

*** *** *** *** ***

The above grants, namely to his children, do not belong to his wife. (Signed) Michael Hoppes

Michael Hoppes Sr. gives his wife for the remainder of her lifetime, as long as she does not remarry, the rights to his personal property and household goods, which after her death shall be divided equally among all his children. If, however, she should remarry, then she shall receive only one third, as the law prescribes. The above stipulations, which shall take effect today, are witnessed by:

George Gilbert, Jr.

George Ziegler (Signed) Michael Hoppes (seal)

(Will recorded posthumously on 21 March 1787)

Today the 15th of March (1787), I, Anna Catherine Hoppes, declare that my oldest son Michael Hoppes shall be executor.

George Simon Wehr

John Lechleitner

[NI0924] PENSION ADMINISTRATION, 3OCTOBER1833, SCHUYLKILL, CO., PA
FROM HIS PENSION FILE S23686

Schuylkill County

On the third day of October A. D. 1833 personally appeared before the subscriber a Jusstice of the Peace in and for the said County, David Hoppes and David Wertman both of West Penn township in the County aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law did depose and say that they were both well acquainted with Michael Hoppes Dec'd of the township & County aforesaid who in the summer of 1832 presented his application to the War Department for a Pension That they also know that he died on the 30 July A. D. 1833 leaving issue as follows, Susannah Intermarried with Jacob Biebelheimer, Jacob
Happes, Michael Happes, Christina Intermarried with Jost Dreisbach, Daniel Happes, Mary Intermarried with Michael Kistler, Christian Happes, Catherine Intermarried with David Wertman one of the above named Deponents, David Happes also one of the above named deponents and John Happes who are all beyond the age of Twenty one years and that he left no widow and that they are all alive except Daniel Happes according to the best of their Knowledge, and that they have attached a copy of the letters Testamentary on the Estate of the said Dec'd showing that they are the Executors of the Estate of the said Dec'd and further they say not.

Sworn & subscribed before (Signed) David Habbes

me October 3rd A. D. 1833 (Signed) David Wertman

(Signed) G. Raush J. P.

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1820 Schuylkill Co., Census Schedule for West Penn Township, Pg. 101, Line 17, shows Michael Happes 1 male to 10 years of age; 1 female 16 to 26; 1 female and up. Next entry is for son John Happes. Page 102 lists sons David and Christian Happes.

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Blue Book Of Schuylkill County By Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott:
Who Was Who and Why pages 149-189
1916: Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott (author); and Pottsville, Pa.
"Republican", Joseph Zerbey, proprietor (publisher)
Page 163

Michael Hoppes was born, 1752, in West Penn Township, when it was a part of Northampton County. He was a Revolutionary soldier and lived, died and is buried there. A large number of descendants from his son, Christian, are settled in that county.

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PERSONAL SUMMARY

Joh. Michael Happes, the oldest son of Michael Happes who left Schoenau in 1751 together with his older brother Georg for colonial Pennsylvania, was born near Oley, PA on January 12, 1753. Young Michael grew up on the northeastern frontier of Pennsylvania during an exciting time when each new day brought some new adventure (Ref. #1). The French and Indian War (1755 - 1763) set the stage for his period of apprenticeship in Berks County (1764 - 1767), family support during their venture into the wilderness behind the Blue Mountain (1768 - 1773), rising tensions with their neighbors many of whom
were well known Tories (1774 - 1777), and military service as a private in the Northampton County militia (1777 - 1785). Young Michael’s adventures as a soldier of the Revolution actually began when he was drafted in late December 1776 as one of 32 militiamen from Penn Township and was marched toward Philadelphia on January 4, 1776. Their initial enthusiasm suddenly vanished after receiving marching orders to leave Philadelphia and join Washington’s main army, which was heavily engaged in New Jersey at the time. On January 10, 1777, many of the men deserted and returned home to Penn Township. Within a week order was restored, and Michael’s unit was marched through the County seat at Easton to Washington’s main camp at Trenton, New Jersey, where Michael and his comrades served as guards for prisoners of war including the Hessians captured on Christmas Day, 1776. His unit was discharged at Trenton in March 1777, and the men promptly departed for home. By this time Michael, unlike many of his neighbors along the Lizard Creek in Penn Township, was committed to the
revolutionary cause. His father journeyed to Easton on August 7, 1777, to take the "Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance & Fidelity to the State of Pennsylvania" while young Michael took care of the family, and then on August 28 Michael visited Easton to take the oath, too. His capture by some of Tarleton’s dreaded 17th Dragoons at the North Wales Meetinghouse outside Philadelphia on April 26, 1778; imprisonment in the New Jail across the street from the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia; sickening journey to New York City aboard a prison ship; imprisonment there in the
Liberty Street sugar warehouse; and subsequent release in fall 1778 during a prisoner-of-war exchange were stories told over and over in his family circle and around neighborhood blockhouses where he served guarding the frontier from Indian attack. Somehow and somewhere during all this chaos, Michael met, fell in love with, and married Catherine Haar, whose surname (also spelled Heer) incredibly means “Army” in German. Eventually, Michael would be remembered for his faithful service and adventures during the Revolutionary War. His memoirs were clearly engraved onto his remarkable tombstone (Ref. #2):

Gedenken In memory
an einen of a
guten Kampfer good soldier
in der in the
Revolution von Revolution of
America 1776 America 1776
Hier Ruhet Here rests
Johann Michael John Michael
Habbes Hoppes
Er war geboren den 12 Tag He was born the 12th day
Januar Anno Domene of January AD
1753 1753
Starb den 30 Tag July Died the 30th day of July
1833 1833
Alt wurden 80 Yahr 6 monat Age: 80 years, 6 months
18 Tag 18 days
Text: II Tim. 4 : 7 Text: 2 Timothy, Ch. 4, v. 7


MILITARY SUMMARY (Ref. #3)

Michael Hoppes served in the Northampton County militia on numerous occasions during the Revolutionary War and in the blockhouses in Penn Township north of the Blue Mountain when his unit was home from the field. Military service records published in the Pennsylvania Archives Series (PAS) indicate the following military duty:

Date Source Document Individual

1778 PAS Series 5, Volume 8 Muster Roll Michael Haps
1780 PAS Series 5, Volume 8 Class Roll Mich'l Hooppes 1781 PAS Series 5, Volume 8 Class Appeal Michael Hoppes 1781 PAS Series 5, Volume 8 Muster Roll Michael Habos
1782 PAS Series 5, Volume 8 Class Roll Michael Happes 1783 PAS Series 3, Volume 23 Frontier Rangers Mich'l Hebes
(1784) PAS Series 5, Volume 4 Depreciation Pay Michael Happes (1784) PAS Series 5, Volume 4 Depreciation Pay Michael Happer 1785 PAS Series 6, Volume 3 Class Roll Micael Hoppis



The 1785 document, entitled Clas role of Capten Cristian Bowman’s Compinie made the 30 Day of april one thousand seven hundred and Eighth five in the County of Northamton Benn Township as follis from the age of fifty Three and Eighteen, is especially interesting. Micael Hoppis is listed in the 7th class of privates together with seven of his neighbors including Philip Kinter (Ginder), the individual who discovered anthracite coal in 1791 on Sharp Mountain (at the site of the present-day town of Summit Hill) and thus initiated an industrial revolution that would drive the economy of eastern Pennsylvania north of the Blue Mountain for the next 150 years.


PENSION FILE (S23686)

On June 7, 1832, the US Congress passed an act whereby individuals who fought for the colonies against Great Britain in the Revolutionary War were entitled to pension benefits. In October 1832, Michael Happes filed an application (Ref. #4) that stated:

State of Pennsylvania
County of Schuylkill

On this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty two personally appeared in open Court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the County of Schuylkill State of Pennsylvania (the same being a Court of Record) now sitting, Michael Happes a resident of West Penn Township in the County of Schuylkill in the state of Pennsylvania aged between seventy nine and eighty years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he served as a private militia man under Captain Peter Rick in Colonel ___ Giger’s Regiment in the winter of the year 1776 and 1777. That he was marched from West Penn Township Schuylkill County then Northampton State of Pennsylvania to Easton from thence to New Brunswick in the State of New Jersey from thence to Trenton where he remained until dismissed. That during the time he was stationed at Trenton he frequently served as a guard. That he was not engaged in any battle during that term of service. That he was dismissed after serving two months. That he has no documentary evidence to prove the fact of service. That Jacob Bacher who served with him and belonged to the same mess can prove the fact of his service. That he returned sometime in March in the year 1777 to West Penn Township aforesaid.

That he again in the month of January 1778 entered the service as a private militia man under Captain John Krum and Lieutenant Christian Krum in Colonel Stroud’s Regiment under General Lacy and march from West Penn Township then Northampton County now Schuylkill to Allentown then Northampton County now Lehigh in the State of Pennsylvania from thence to Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania from thence to Newtown near the Deleware River from thence to Swenks Tavern near the North Welsh Road. That he frequently served with others in Scouting parties and that he was taken prisoner of war near Sumney’s Tavern on the Welsh Road, by the British. This was in the latter part of March or beginning of April. That he received two severe wounds during the struggle with the
British Light-horsemen, one on the left-arm and the other on the breast by a cut of the sword-which last mentioned wound is visible to this day and may be seen by the Court. That he was held by the British as a prisoner of war for the space of about three months in Philadelphia and from thence he was removed to the City of New York and held as a prisoner of war and confined in the Sugar House of that City for the space of three months more. That he was exchanged as a prisoner of war in the latter part of the month of October 1778 and returned to Allentown, then in Northampton County now Lehigh in the State of Pennsylvania.

That he again served a term of two months as a private militia man under Captain Staller in the summer of 1778 and marched against the Indians. That he was stationed with others as a guard in the said Company in Mahoning Valley then Northampton County now Schuylkill Pennsylvania at the residence of Adam Zehner. That he never received a written discharge. That he was born in the year 1753 in Oley Township Berks County Pennsylvania and that the record of his age is contained in a certificate now in his possession. That he was a drafted militiaman.

And he hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity whatever and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any State.

Sworn and subscribed in open Court the day and year aforesaid

(Signed) Michael habbbes


Schuylkill County

Jacob Bacher being duly sworn according to law on his oath said that he has known Michael Happes for upwards of fifty years and served with him in the Revolutionary War. That the said Michael Happes served as a militiaman in Captain Rick’s Company for about two months when he was discharged as he states in his declaration above. That the said Michael Happes again served as a militiaman in Captain Krum’s Company for about two months when the said Michael Happes was taken prisoner by the British. That the said Michael Happes again served in Captain Staller’s Company for two months as he states in his declaration above. And further saith not. Sworn to, and subscribed in Open Court the day and year aforesaid.

(Signed) Jacob bacher

We Daniel Geo Shaeffor clergyman residing in the County of Schuylkill and Jacob Bacher residing in the County of Schuylkill hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Michael Happes who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy nine years; that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion.

(Signed) Jacob bacher

Daniel Georg Shaffer

Michael Happes’ pension was granted on January 23, 1834 at the annual rate of $40.00. It was effective from March 4, 1831 until he died on July 30, 1833, and amounted to a total of $96.11. The most important other document in his pension file #S23686 is the following one pertaining to his estate:

Schuylkill County

On the third day of October A. D. 1833 personally appeared before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for said County David Happes and David Wertman both of West Penn Township in the County aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law did depose and say that they were both well acquainted with Michael Happes Dec’d of the Township & County aforesaid who in the summer of 1832 presented his application to the War Department for a Pension, That they also know that he died on the 30 July A. D. 1833 leaving issue as follows: Susannah Intermarried with Jacob Biebelheimer, Jacob Happes, Michael Happes, Christina Intermarried with Yost Dreisbach, Daniel Happes, Mary Intermarried with Michael Kistler, Christian Happes, Catharine Intermarried with David Wertman one of the above named deponents, David Happes also one of the above named deponents and John Happes who are all beyond the age of Twenty one years and that he left no widow and that they are all alive except Daniel Happes according to the best of their knowledge and that they have attached a of the Letters Testamentary on the Estate of the said Dec’d showing that they are the Executors of the Estate of the said Dec’d and further they say not.

Sworn and subscribed before me October 3rd A. D. 1833 G. Raush J. P.

(Signed) David Habbes

David Wertman

This document provides a chronological list of the ten children of Michael Happes and his wife Catharine Harr, who according to her adjoining tombstone at Zion’s Old Stone Church was born April 7, 1755 and died July 5, 1823. Nearby are the tombstones of two of their sons: Michael Happes (born March 21, 1781;died April 21, 1857) and Christian Happes (born August 16, 1787; died August 2, 1856).


REFERENCES

1. See Hoppesgenerations publication Eight New Lines.

2. Tombstone in Zion’s (Old Stone) Church cemetery, Snyders, PA.

3. Pennsylvania Archives: printed volumes in Series 3, 5 and 6 having various dates of publication and publishers.

4. Michael Happes’ Pension File #S23686 in the National Archives, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI0926] ESTATE DIVISION

MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 410.

Know all men by these presents that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and Seventy dollars to me in hand paid by George Hoppers the Receipt and payment whereof I do hereby acknowledge for myself my heirs and administrators & assigns forever that I Michael Hoppers have sold Set over and confirmed unto him the s'd George Hoppers his heirs and Assigns forever all my claims and interest in the lands of Adam Hoppers Deceased lying being in the County of Mc Dowell on
the South fork of Muddy Creek.

Signed Sealed and delivered

In the presince of

Joseph Bartlett, Juratt Michael Hoppirs seal

Samuel D. Bartlett

MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 414.

Acknowledged in open court May 5, 1847 I. J. Neal clk

This Indenture made the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven Between Adam Hoppis of the State of North Carolina in the County of Yancy of the one part and James Carter of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Adam Hoppes for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars to him in Hand paid by the said James Carter at and before the signing sealing and delivering of these presents the Receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Adam Hoppis for and in consideration of the said Sum of one hundred and twenty dollars the said Adam Hoppis hath this day and doeth hereby Bargain and sell unto the said James Carter, his heirs and assigns the one tenth part of all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Mc Dowell state of North Carolina on Both sides of Muddy Creek Being the lands on which Adam Hoppis lived and died

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Which said tract tenth part decended to the said Adam Hoppis as one of the heirs at law of the said Adam Hoppes sen'r
Beginning at a Black oak on the west side of the creek and . . . .


MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 418.

This Indenture Made the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven between -- Michael Hoppers of the county of Mc Dowell and State of North Carolina of the one part and John Dobson of the State and county aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Michael Hoppers for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and Twenty Dollars in hand paid by the said John Dobson the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have Bargained and sold unto the said John Dobson & by these presents doth bargain & sell grant and confirm unto John Dobson his heirs and
assigns forever all his undivided Interest in a certain tract of land lying and being on Both Sides of South Muddy Creek in the County and State aforesaid and running as follows Beginning at a small Black oak on the west side of the creek & . . . .


MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 436.

This indenture made the Second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty seven between John Parker and wife Magdaline formerly Magdaline Hoppers of the county of Mc Dowell in the State of North Carolina of the one part and George Hoppers of the County and state aforesaid of the other part -- Witnesseth that the said Parker and wife Magdaline for and in consideration of the Sum of Two hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said George Hoppers the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath Given granted bargained & sold aliened & confirmed and by these presents do give grant bargain & sell alien & confirm unto the said George Hoppers his heirs & assigns forever all the undivided interest right title of them the said John Parker & wife Magdaline in and to a certain tract of Land lying & being in said County of Mc Dowell on the Waters of south Muddy Creek being the land whereon the late Adam Hoppis deceased the father of the said Magdaline Parker lived at the time of his death the same consisting of the share which decended of the said land to the said
Magdaline Parker as one of the heirs at law of her Father aforesaid the said Adam Hoppis deceased -- and also all the Woods ways rights privileges etc thereunto appertaining on the said undivided interest of share in any wise belonging ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~


MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 438.

This Indenture Made the Second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven Between Thomas Long and wife Mary (formerly Mary Hoppirs) of the County of Mc Dowell in the State of North Carolina of the one part and George Hoppers of the county and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Long and wife Mary for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid by the said George Hoppers the Receipt whereof the said Thomas Long and wife Mary do hereby Acknowledge hath given granted Bargained and sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents do give grant Bargain and Sell alien and confirm unto the said Georg Hoppers his heirs and Assigns forever All their undivided share Right title and interest in and to the tract of Land and being in said County of Mc Dowell on the waters of South Muddy Creek the land Whereon the late Adam Hoppers lived up to the time of his death ~ The share and interest hereby Conveyed Consisting of the share in the Said tract of land which decended to the Mary Long (formerly Mary Hoppers) at the death of her father the said Adam Hoppirs And also all the woods ways waters and water courses and all and every The Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise Appertaining . . . .


MC DOWELL CO., DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 529.

This Indenture made the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight between George Hoppers of the County of Mc Dowell in the State of North Carolina of the one part and Thos Long of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said George Hoppers for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Long the Receipt where of the said George Hoppers do hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained and sold aliened and Confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell alien and Confirm unto the said Thomas Long his heirs and assigns forever all his Undivided Share Right title and interest in and to the tract of land lying and being in said County of Mc Dowell on the waters of South Muddy Creek the land whereon the late Adam Hoppis lived up to the time of his death the shears and interest hereby conveyed Consisting of four shears in the said tract of land which descended to the said George Hoppis at the death of his father the said Adam Hoppis and also all the woods ways waters and water courses and all And every the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise Appertaining
and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues share and interest in the said lands and premises and Every part thereof and all the estate right title interest Claim property And demand whatsoever of the said Thomas Long and wife Mary of in And to the lands and premises aforesaid To have and to hold - With the Appurtenances unto the said George Hoppers his heirs And Assigns Forever And the said Thomas Long and wife Mary for themselves and their heirs the interest in
the said land and premises And every part . . . .

[NI0928] AGREEMENT, 25JUNE1820, LUCERNE CO., PA

Agreement made this Twenty Fifth Day of June AD 1820 Witnessed as folls that Jacob Hoppis of Union Township Luzern County and State of Pensylvania Doth hereby grant, bargain and sell to his son John Hoppis all the farm or lot of ground whareon he the sd Jacob Hoppis now lives with the apertenances thareunto belonging free and clear for the sum of one Thousand dollars to be paid in manner as follows -- That he the sd Jno is to support the above named Jacob Hoppis and his wife Mary Hoppes in the hous they now in on sd Farm in a comfortable and decent manner during there natural lives and to
have them decently inter'd at their deceas and to pay one year after their deceas to Jacob Hoppis Jr or his Heirs Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents & two years after to pay to Michael Hoppis or his Heirs Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents -- and Three years after their deceas to pay to Elizabeth Hagarman or her heirs the sum of Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents -- and Four years after to pay to Catharine Shelheart or her heirs the sum of Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents -- and Five years after their
deceas to pay to Susannah Hoppis or Heirs Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents and Six years after their deceas to pay to Mary Moore or her heirs the sum of Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents and Seven years after their deceas to pay to Julia Hoppis Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents -- and Eight years after their deceas to pay to George Hoppis or his heirs the sum of Eighty Seven dollars and fifty cents -- (and it is further agreed this phrase crossed out) rec'd at or before the time of signing. And the
aforementioned Jacob Hoppis Junr and all concerned in the foregoing instrument are to sign a (?) to this before agreement at the time they receive their Respective sums mentioned in the foregoing article -- and in testimony of the written articles we the parties bind ourselves for the true performance each to the other in the penel sum of two Thousand Dollars good and lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania given under our hands and seals the date first above written.

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William Moore Jacob X Hoppis SEAL John X Hoppis SEAL

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Jno. H. Moore Mary X Hoppis SEAL (Signed) Johannes habbes

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Luzerne County -- Personalay appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace in and for said County Jacob Hoppis and Mary his Wife and acknowledged the within to be their voluntary act and Deede. She well knowing the contents and was by me examined by one separate and apart from her husband in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of June AD 1821.

(Signed) Abiel Fellows J. P. SEAL

Luzerne County Before the subscriber one of the associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the County of Luzerne personally appeared John Hoppis one of the signers of the within agreement and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed and desiring it may be recorded as such -- Given under my hand & seal at Wilkes Barre June 18th 1821.

Recorded June 18, 1821 (Signed) Jesse Fell SEAL

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On the 1850 Luzerne Co. Census, Jacob Hoppes, age 97 living with John Hobbes and wife Elizabeth.

[NI0929] REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT, WYTHE CO., VA

This Indenture made the 18th day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between Barbara Hoppess relict of Henry Hoppess Sr. dec'd, Henry Hoppess and Polly W. his wife of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia, Caspar Ritter and Catherine his wife, John Hedrick and Elizabeth his wife and David Wynn and Mary his wife of the County of Tazewell and State aforesaid, John Johnston and Margaret his wife of the County of Giles and State aforesaid, John Bonham and Juliana his wife of the County of Haywood & State of North Carolina, heirs & distributies of Henry Hoppess dec'd on the one part and David Cline of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia on the other part. Witnesseth that the said Barbara, Henry Hoppess & Polly W. his wife, Gasper Ritter and Catherine his wife, John Hedrick and Elizabeth his wife, David Wynn and Mary his wife, John Johnston and Margaret his wife, and John Bonham and Juliana his wife in consideration of the sum of three thousand dollars to them in hand paid by the said David Cline, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold
and by these presents do bargain and sell each of our respective rights, it being one seventh part of a certain tract or parcel of land, undivided, lying and being in the County of Wythe and State of Virginia on the head waters of Reed creek containing three hundred acres, be the same more or less, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a white oak on the east side of a spur of the bushy mountain thence at 17 o East 136 poles crossing the creek to a white oak in the flat near the whetstone branch S 63 ¼ E 73 poles to a stake between two white oak stumps near a cabin S11 E36 poles to a white oak on the west point of bushy mountain S12 ½ W 38 poles to a large poplar at the mouth of a hollow S 20 ¼ E 68 ½ poles to a white oak and dogwood S 35 ½ E 33 poles to a white oak S 39 ½ E 49 poles to two hickorys on the west point of a ridge S 20 ½ E 20 poles to a white oak and gum near a fence S 28 o E 13 ½ poles to a stake corner to John Watson's land S 75 W 32 poles to a sugar on the bank of the creek S 9 ¼ E 105 poles down the creek to an ash on the same side of the creek S 59 W ½ poles to a sugar S 12 poles to a hickory down S 7 E 12 poles to two siccamores S 40 E 8 poles to three sicccamores and ash S 72 E 12 poles to a stake on the same bank of the creek & line of Daniel Brown thence S 8 o W 100 poles crossing creek to a dogwood in the bend of a hollow S6 ¼ W 84 poles to a white oak marked now dead in Ward's field & line of said Ward's land thence with the same S 63 ½ W 107 poles to a white oak N 56 ½ W 17 ¾ poles to a large white oak John Huddle's corner N 20 ½ W 147 poles crossing a branch to a stake on Huddle's line with same S 89 1/4 E 86 poles to a large spanish oak down (?) a ash &
hickory marked N 38 ½ E 49 poles to a hickory & red oak N 44 ½ W 48 poles to a white walnut & hickory on a ridge N 20 E 55 poles to a hickory in a sugar bottom N 53 W 104 poles to a white oak corner s'd Huddle's land thence leaving same N 19 West 18 poles to a white oak & N 8 1/4 o W to the beginning togeather with all and singular its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said David Cline his heirs and assigns forever and the said Barbara Hoppess, Henry Hoppes & Polly W. his wife, Gasper Ritter and Catherine his wife, John Hederick & Elizabeth his wife, David Wynn and Mary his wife, & John Bonham and Julianna his wife heirs and distributees of Henry Hoppess dec'd do each of themselves and their heirs, their repetive seventh part of the said tract or parcel of land and all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said David Cline his heirs and assigns free from the claim or the claims of themselves and their heirs and of all and every person or persons whomsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Barbara Hoppess, Henry Hoppess & Polly W. his wife, Gasper Ritter and Catherine his wife, John Hedrick & Elizabeth his wife, David Wynn and Mary his wife, John Johnston and Margaret his wife & John Bonham & Julyanna his wife Have hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written.


(Signed) Barbara Habbes SEAL

(Signed) H. Hoppess SEAL

(Signed) Polly W. Hoppess SEAL

(Signed) John Johnston SEAL

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(Signed) Margaret X Johnston SEAL

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(Signed) John Hedrick SEAL

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(Signed) Elizabeth X Hedrick SEAL

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(Signed) David Wynn SEAL

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(Signed) Mary X Wynn SEAL

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(Signed) John Bonham SEAL

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(Signed) Julianna X Bonham SEAL

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(Signed) Gaspar Ritter SEAL

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(Signed) Catherine X Ritter SEAL

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Wythe County to Wit

We John Stranger and Dan'l Brown Justices in and for the County afores'd do hereby certify that Barbara Hoppess, Henry Hoppess and Polly his wife parties to the foregoing deed personally appeared before us in our said County and acknowledged the same as their act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the clerk of our County to be recorded, the said Polly wife of said Henry having been previously and apart from her said husband examined by us concerning said deed, which was then shown and fully explained to her, declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that she did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands & seals this 18th day of December 1838.

(Signed) John Stranger SEAL

(Signed) Dan'l Brown SEAL


Giles County to Wit

We John Peck and Joseph A. Peck Justices in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that John Johnston and Margaret his wife parties to the foregoing deed personally appeared before us in our said County and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the Clerk of Wythe County Court to be recorded. The said Margaret wife of said Johnston having been previously and apart from her said husband examined by us concerning said deed which was then shown and fully explained to her declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands & seals this 24th day of December 1838.

(Signed) John Peck SEAL

(Signed) Joseph A. Peck SEAL

Tazewell County to Wit

We Hez Harman & John Wynn Justices in & for the County afores'd do hereby certify that John Hedrick and Elizabeth his wife parties to the foregoing deed personally appeared before us in our said County & acknowledged the same to be there act & deed & desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Wythe to be recorded, the said Elizabeth wife of said Hedrick having been previously & apart from her said husband examined by us concerning said deed which was then shown & fully explained to her declared that she had willingly signed, sealed & delivered the same & that she
did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands & seals this 29th day of December 1838.

(Signed) Hez Harman SEAL

(Signed) John Wynn SEAL


Tazewell County to Wit

We Peter Gose & Ambrose Hall Justices in & for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that David Wynn & Mary Wynn his wife parties to the foregoing deed personally appeared before us in our said County and acknowledged the same as their act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Wythe to be recorded, the said Mary wife of said Wynn having been privately and apart from her husband examined by us concerning said deed which was then shown and fully explained to her, declared that she had willingly signed, sealed & delivered the same and that she did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands & seals this 17th day of February 1839.

(Signed) Peter Gose JP SEAL

(Signed) Ambrose Hall JP


Tazewell County to Wit

We William Smith and Alexander Harrison Justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that Gasper Ritter & Catherine Ritter his wife parties to the foregoing deed personally appeared before us in our said County and acknowledged the same as their act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Wythe to be recorded, the said Catherine his wife having been privily examined and apart from her husband which deed was shown to her and explained, and she declares that she had willingly signed the same and that she did not wish to retract it.
Given __ our hands and seals this 30th day of April 1840.

(Signed) Wm Smith JP SEAL

(Signed) Alex'r Harrison SEAL

Wythe County to Wit

We Daniel Brown & Jonas Hottel Justices in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that John Bonham & Julian his wife parties to the foregoing deed, bearing date of 18th day of December 1838 personally appeared before us in our said County and acknowledged the same as their act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court to be recorded, the said Julian wife of said John Bonham having been previously and apart from her said husband examined by us concerning said deed which was then shown and fully explained to her declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 2nd day of October 1839.

(Signed) Daniel Brown JP SEAL

(Signed) Jonas Hottel SEAL


Virginia. At a Court held for Wythe County at the Courthouse on Monday the 11th May 1840

This deed of bargain and sale was returned to Court and with the certificated of acknowledgment and privy examination annexed ordered to be recorded.

Test'r

(Signed) J. P. Mathews C C




Settlement of the Estate of Henry Hoppess, dec'd made in (?) Henry Hoppess, Jr. administrator thereof, this 3rd day of July 1840.


Henry Hoppes, Administrator Dr. $ cts.

To amount of personal estate sold at public sale, as per sale bill, market (?) 1742.56 ½

To Cash on hand at the death of the intestate 97.15

To Cash received since by adminst'r from Barbara Cline 1.75

To Ditto rec'd from John Hetterick, for oats 1.00

To amount of Sundry notes Collected 2853.43

To Cash rec'd of John Powers 9.00

$ 4704.89 ½


Cr. $ cts.

By amount pd. to the Widdow as per rect 1331.00

By Ditto pd. John Hetterick, Distributee, as per rect 290.00

By Ditto Paid David Cline, distributee, as per rect 307.54

By Ditto Paid David Wynn, distributee, as per rect 294.27

By do Pd, John Johnston, Distributee as per rect 151.15

By Isiah Bowman's rect, for Tombstones 18.00

By Doctor Joseph King, Bill for Medical assistance, per rect 31.00

By Tax Tickets 18.08

By amount paid David Cline, as per account'g (marked B) 50.77 ½

By amount paid Isaac P. Leftwich, for fees 20.00

By four Clerk Ticketts (marked B) 4.86

By John Johnston (Distributee) his rect {E} 20.00

By receipt from the same for {E} 45.59

By rect from the same for {E} 40.00

By rect from the Widdow for {F} 84.52

By Daniel Brown's account {G} 38.08 ¾

By John Powers, rect {H} 12.36

By Israel Cline, rect {I} 13.00

By Joseph Hudles, rect {K} .75

By Peter Cook, rect {L} 1.75

$2769.63 ¼

By John Stanger's rect 5.00

By Administ'r Commission of 5 per Cent on $4704.89 ½ 235.24 ¼

$3009.87 ½

From the foregoing statement, it will appear that the sum of $1695. 2 cents remain in the hands of the administr'r , out of which his own share as distributee, is to be deducted, amounting to $ 787 leaving a balance of $908. 2 cents unaccounted for. Given under my hand having been first duly sworn,

(Signed) John Stranger, Commiss'r

Virginia,

At a Court held for Wythe County at the Courthouse, on Tuesday the 10th November 1840

This settlement of the estate of Henry Hoppess, Sr Dec'd, was presented in Court, examined and ordered to lie until the next term for exceptions, And at a Court held for said County on Monday the 14th December 1840,

The same was again presented in Court, and there being no exceptions thereto is affirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Test'r,

(Signed) J. P. Mathews C. C.

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Wythe Co., VA Court Records

On 4-13-1799 Henry Happes, Sr. served on a jury and was a witness for William King

In September 1810 he was appointed road commissioner.

Dec. 1813 he was appointed 'overseer' of a new road.

June 1818 he was the defendant in a debt case with Samuel Graham being the plantiff. In August of 1819, Henry Sr., was again in court for debt to Samuel Graham along with Robert Graham.

On July 8, 1823, he provides the bond regarding James Ward's estate. (James Ward is related to 'Polly', wife of Henry Hoppess, Jr.)

In June of 1838, there is a court case for debt between Henry & Mitchell Carter.

On July 9, 1838 Administration of Estate begins and the settlement is affirmed and recorded on December 14, 1840.

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Wythe County Chapters, edited by James S. Presgraves, Wytheville, VA, 1972,
borrowed from UVA's Alderman Library, page 128.

There were many Lutherans among the early settlers of Wythe County, when Rev. Paul HENKEL visited this section in the nineties of the 18th century-however, he was not the first minister. There were four churches organized before 1800, all being in the western poriton of the county. There are no Lutheran
churches in the eastern portion of Wythe CO.

St. Paul, located a short distance south of the Lee Highway about 3 miles NE of rural Retreat, is the oldest Lutheran Church in VA west of New River and was organized in 1776. A record book was purchased in 1779 and the communion cloth, which is still in use, was made from home-grown flax upon which is embroidered the intials: CAD, RIN, NAK and the name Mrs. KREGGER bearing the date 1784. The solid silver communion set is evidently of a very early date. The first minister of which there is a record was Rev. Paul HENKEL.

The first church was a log structure and chestnut logs were used in the building. The next church was dedicated in 1829, Rev. Henry GRABER preaching the sermon. A brick structure was erected in 1854 and, damaged by a storm in 1876, was rebuilt in 1877. This building was replaced by a modern brick
church with Sunday School rooms attached in 1916 and is one of the best rural churches in this section of VA.

There is a tradition that the SLUSS family residing at Ceres, Bland County, Virginia would walk to St. Paul for the eleven o'clock service and return that afternoon, crossing Walker's Mountain twice in one day.

Lutheran Churches
St. Paul
Names of Deacons: Jacob BRUNNER, John Peter JANTZ, Casper RATHER, George ARMBRISTER, Jacob KINZER, George WAMPLER, Henry HOPPES, George WAMPLER, Adam DOTTINGER, George WEBER, John SCHNEBERLY, Phillip AKER.

Signed Berned WILLY, DVM May 30, 1798

Signatures: Peter WAMPLER, Balzer JANSOHN, Matin NEUSANG, Peter STEFFEY, Jacob KINZER, George KINZER, Joseph WAMPLER, John KETRING, John STEFFEY, Christopher WAMPLER, Michael BACH, Andrew AKER, George MOZER, Adam MOZER, John WOLF, John MOSER, Leonard STROH, Stephen MEISS, John GUTMAN, Peter FUCHS, Michael WAMPLER, Christian BOK, John David JANSOHN, George TANY, Michael WENRICH, Phillip KINDER, Henry STEFFEY, Daniel HILDENBERGER, George
WAMPLER, Martin MULLER.

[NI0930] SCIOTO, CO., OH, DEED BOOK, VOL I, P 454.


Aaron Hunnel & wife To (Deed) William Hoppis

Know all men by these presents that we Aaron Hunnel and Mary Jane Hunnel wife of the said Aaron Hunnel formerly Mary Jane Hoppis of the Township of Porter, Scioto County and State of Ohio, in consideration of fifty dollars in hand paid by William Hoppis of the State, County and Township aforesaid, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, do hereby remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said William Hoppis his heirs and assigns forever, all our right, title interest and estate
legal and Equitable in the following premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated in the Township County and State aforesaid described as follows (To wit) one equal undivided seventh part of the South East quarter of Section fourteen in township Two, of Range twenty, of the land directed by congress to be sold at Chillicothe, containing one hundred and nineteen acres and Eighteen hundredths of an acre, it being the undivided interest of the said Mary Jane Hunnel in the said quarter, as one of the heirs at law of John Hoppis deceased ~~~~~ in testimony where of the said Aaron Hunnel and Mary Jane Hunnel have hereunto set their hands and seals this fourth day of September in the year 1837. ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

In presence of Us Aaron M. Hunnel seal

Edward Cranston her

John Fleming Mary Jane X Hoppus seal

mark

State of Ohio, Scioto County ~~

Before me Edward Cranston a Justice of the peace in and for the s'd County personally appeared the above named Aaron Hunnel and Mary Jane Hunnel his wife Grantors named in the above deed of conveyance and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the above instrument as their voluntary act and deed the said Mary Jane being made known to the contents thereof and examined separate and apart from her said husband, she then declared that she voluntarily did sign and seal and acknowledge the same and that she is still satisfied therewith. This fourth day September in the year 1837.

~~~~~ Received & recorded Jan.y 2d. 1838 ~~~~ Edward Cranston J. P. ~~ seal


Hiram Sikes & wife To (Deed) William Hoppis

Know all men by these presents that we Hiram Sikes and Sally Sikes wife of the said Hiram Sikes formerly Sally Hoppis of the Township of Porter, Scioto County and State of Ohio, in consideration of fifty dollars in hand well and truly paid by William Hoppes of the State, County and Township aforesaid, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, do hereby remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said William Hoppes his heirs and assigns forever, all our Right, title Interest and estate legal and equitable in the following premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated in the Township County and State aforesaid described as follows (To wit) one equal undivided seventh part of the South East quarter of section fourteen, in township two, of range twenty, of the land directed by congress to be sold at Chillicothe, containing one hundred and nineteen acres eighteen hundredths of an acre~~ It being the undivided interest of the said Sally Sikes, formerly Sally Hoppus, in the said Quarter as one of the heirs at law of John Hoppus deceased.

In testimony whereof the said Hiram Sikes and Sally Sikes have hereunto set their hand and seal this eighteenth day of September, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.

In presence of Us Hiram Sikes seal

Richard W. Pain

her her

Minah X Shook Sarah X Sikes seal

mark mark

State of Ohio, Scioto County

Before me a Justice of the peace in and for the County of _______ personally appeared the above named Hiram Sikes and Sally his wife grantors named in the above deed of Conveyance, and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the above as their voluntary act and deed , The said Sally being made known to the contents there of and examined separate and apart from
her said husband, she then declared that she voluntarily did sign and seal and acknowledge the same and the she is still satisfied therewith, this 18th day Sept. in the year 1837.

Richard W. Pain J. P. seal

~~~~~ Received & recorded Jan.y 2d. 1838 ~~~~

~~~~~~~~~ January 1838 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 455

Michael Hoppus & wife To (Deed) William Hoppus

Know all men by these presents that we Michael Hoppus and Rachael Happus wife of the said Michael Hoppus of the Township of Porter, Scioto County and State of Ohio for, and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars in hand paid by William Hoppus of the State, County and Township aforesaid, the Receipt where of is hereby acknowledged do hereby remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said William Hoppis his heirs and assigns forever, All our right, title interest and testate legal and equitable in the following premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated in the Township County and State aforesaid described as follows (To wit) one equal undivided seventh part of the Southeast quarter, of section fourteen in Township two of range Twenty, of the land directed by Congress to be sold at Chillicothe, containing one hundred and nineteen Acres and eighteen hundredths of an Acre ~~~ I being the undivided interest of the said Michael Hoppus in the s'd quarter, as one of the Heirs at law of John Hoppus deceased ~~~~~ In testimony where of the said Michael Hoppus and Rachael Hoppus, have hereunto set their hands and seals this fourth day of Sept in the year 1837.

In presence of Us Michael Hoppus seal

Edward Cranston her

John Fleming Rachael X Hoppus seal

mark

State of Ohio, Scioto County ~~

Before me Edward Cranston a Justice of the peace in and for the said County personally appeared the above named Michael Hoppus and Rachael Hoppus his wife grantors named in the above deed of conveyance, and acknowledged the signing and sealing the above instrument as their voluntary act and deed, ~~~ The said Rachael being made known to the contents thereof and examined separate and apart from her said husband, she then declared that she voluntarily did sign and seal and acknowledge the same, and that she is still satisfied therewith. This 4th day Sep. in the yr. 1837 ~~

Edward Cranston J. P. ~ seal

~~~~~ Received & recorded Jan.y 2d. 1838 ~~~~


John Snook & wife To (Deed) William Hoppus

Know all men by these presents that we John Snook and Barbara Ann Snook wife of the said John Snook formerly Barbara Ann Hoppus of the Township of Porter in the County of Scioto and State of Ohio, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars in hand well and truly paid by William Hoppus of the state, County and Township aforesaid, the Receipt where of is hereby acknowledged do hereby Remise, Release and forever, quit Claim unto the said William Hoppus his heirs and assigns forever all our title interest and Estate legal and equitable in the following premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situated in the Township, County and State aforesaid, described as follows (To wit) one equal undivided seventh part of the Southeast quarter of Section fourteen in Township two of Range twenty, of the land directed by congress to be sold at Chillicothe containing one hundred and nineteen acres and eighteen hundredths of an Acre ~~ It being the undivided interest of the said Barbara Snook in the said quarter, as one of the heirs at law of John Hoppis deceased. ~~~~~ In testimony where of the said John Snook , and Barbara Ann Snook have hereunto set their hands and seals this fourth day of September in the year
1837. ~~~~~ ~~~~~

In presence of Us John Snook seal

Edward Cranston her

Stephen Thompson Barbaunia X Snook seal

mark

State of Ohio, Scioto County

Before me Edward Cranston a Justice a Justice of the peace in & for the said County, personally appeared the above named John Snook and Barbara Ann Snook his wife grantors in the above deed of conveyance and acknowledged the signed and sealing of the above instrument as their voluntary act and deed, the said Barbara being made known to the contents thereof and examined separate and apart from her said husband, She then declared that she voluntarily did sign and seal and acknowledge
the same, and that she is still satisfied therewith, this fourth day September in the year 1837.

Edward Cranston J. P. seal

~~~~~ Received & recorded Jan.y 2d. 1838 ~~~~

[NI0934] WILL, SCHUYLKILL CO., 17JUNE1843, BK 2, PAGE 29

Ich, der unterscreibene Jacob Happes aus Westpen-Taunschip in der County Schulkil und staat Pennsylvanien, der ich zwar gebrechlich und schwach bin, allein meinen Voeligen verstand Erinerungsvermoegen Gedaechtnisz und Beurtheilungs-kraft noch eben so wie in meinen gesunden Tagen besitze und geniesze, wofuer ich Gott hertzlich danke, und bedenke dasz wier alle sterben mueszen und dasz die Zeit unseres Todes ungewisz ist und dasz der Mensch zu jeder Zeit bereit seyn sollte diese Welt zu verlaszen mache und erklaere hiermit dies gegenwaertige zu meinem letzten Willen und Testament; Naemlich, Wann ich sollte sterben vor meiner Frau Elisabeth, so verspreche ich, Jacob Happes, meiner Frau Elisabeth auf das Land zu Naehmen Waehn sie will und derjenige soll ihr aljaerlich den Aussenbehald geben, und der jenige welche meinen Frau zu sich ins Hausz nimmt
musz die Funtzen in guter Ortnung halten und also das gantze gebaeu in und under gutes Dach halten und soll meiner Frau alle Jahr die Wahl geben under die Kuehe sie naemen kan welch zwey sie will misamt die Kaelber und mueszen die besagten Kuehe und Kaelber winders gut fuetern und sommers in guter Vieh Weit gehen lassen und zweitens soll er meiner Frau ein Schwein geben zu zwey hundert gewight mit dem Schmalz und eingeweit und huener so viel ihr beliebt, zehen buschel korn und
zehen buschel Buchweitzen, und sex buschel weitzen, nebst sex buschel Welchkown, und 10 zehen buschel Grundbieren, und Obst so viel sie braucht und drey Pfund Woll. Und 4tens der Garten nach an der Scheuer und dasz der jenige Lehnsman musz den besagten Garten gut mueszten und gut in Fensz halten. Fuenftens verspreche ich Jacob Happes dasz meine Frau Elizabeth soll berechtigt seyn im Haus eine stub und eine Kammer und Platz genug im Springhaus -- nebst Offen und Rohr und zwey better und Brenholtz so viel sie braugt und ihre kist und alles was dorinnen isst auch zwey betlaeden im Tisch und zwey stuehl den kupfer neu kessel und ein Kochhafen, auch ein Par schuh wie sies gleigt . . . ich der unterschriebene Jacob Happes bekenne dieses als mein Letzter Wille und Testamendt dasz Michael Happes Junior ein sohn des Ehemaligen Jacob Happes daszer soll ein hundert Taler extra haben uebrigens aber soll er im gleiche Teil stehen zweytens meine Tochter Catharina ein Teil und drittens meine Tochter Magdalena ein Teil -- und wann meine zwey Toechter sterben so gehend das erbgut meine Engkel welches ich meine Toechter hinterlasze - unterschreiben und besiegelt und erklaert als der Letzte Wille und Testament das oben unterschriebenen.

(Signed) Jacob Happes

in gegen wand von uns

Als (Signed) Elias Beltz

Zeigen (Signed) Friederich Kuegele

Junius den 17 - 1843

So geschehen in West Pen Taunschip Schulkil County

Schuylkill County, SS.

TRANSLATION - provided by Harrison N. Hoppes

I, the undersigned Jacob Happes from West Penn Township in Schuylkill County and State of Pennsylvania, even though frail and weak, still possess and enjoy my full intelligence, memory, reason, and judgment now as much as in healthier days, for which I thank God sincerely. Considering that we all must die, that the time of our death is uncertain, and that man should be ready at any time to leave this world, I make and declare the following as my last will and testament. That is to say, if I should
die before my wife Elizabeth, I, Jacob Happes, promise my wife Elizabeth that she may take onto the land whomever she likes and that person shall give her out-of-pocket expenses annually. He whomever my wife shall take into the house with her must keep the fences in good order and also all the buildings under good roof. Every year he shall give my wife the choice among the cows that she may pick whichever two she wants with their calves. These cows and their calves must be fed well in the winter
time and put into good pasture in summer. Secondly, he shall give my wife a pig of two hundred weight with the lard and innards and as many chickens as she likes. Third, every year as long as she shall live, she shall have ten bushel corn and ten bushel buckwheat and six bushel wheat and six bushel field corn and ten bushel potatoes and as much fruit as she needs and three pounds of wool. Fourth, concerning the garden by the barn, the tenant must mulch (manure) it well and keep it in good fence. Fifth, I, Jacob Happes, promise that my wife Elizabeth shall have the right to a living room and a bedroom in the house, and room enough in the spring house -- besides a stove and pipes and two beds and as much wood to burn as she needs. Also she gets (to keep) her chest and everything in it, two beds, one table and two chairs, the copper kettle and a cooking pot, and also a pair of shoes that she likes . . . I, the undersigned, Jacob Happes declare this to be my last will and testament: that
Michael Happes, Jr., a son of the said Jacob Happes shall have a hundred dollars (Taler) extra, otherwise he shall have an equal part; secondly my daughter Catherina (shall have)one part, and thirdly my daughter Magdalena one part -- and, if (either of) my two daughters die, the inheritance which I leave to my daughters shall go to my grandchildren -- signed and sealed and declared as the Last Will and Testament of the above signed:

(Signed) Jacob Happes

in the presence of us as witnesses:

(Signed) Elias Beltz

(Signed) Friederich Kuegele

June 17,1843

Executed in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County.


Schuylkill County, SS.

This thirty first day of October, AD 1845, before me John P. Hobart Deputy Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for the County of Schuylkill personally appeared Frederick Kuegele one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and being duly sworn according to law did declare and say that he together with Elias Beltz the other subscribing witness were present and saw and heard Jacob Happes the Testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare that the foregoing instrument was his last Will and Testament and that at the time of so doing he the said Testator was of perfect and sound mind, memory, and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me,

P.Hobart, Depy Reg

Fridrick Kuegele

Schuylkill County, SS

This first day of November AD 1845 before me John P.Hobart Deputy Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for Schuylkill County personally appeared Elias Beltz one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will and being duly sworn according to law did declare and say that he together with Frederick Kugele the other subscribing witness were present and saw and heard Jacob Happes the Testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the foregoing instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that at the time of so doing he the said Testator was of perfect and sound mind, memory, and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me,

J,P. Hobart, Depy Regt.

Elias Beltz

Registered and Examined November 1, 1845 Nov. 8th, 1844 Letters of Admin. Granted to George Shaeffer and Peter Breiner, they being first sworn according to Law. - See Letters Admin. Book Vol.3 Page 42.



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[NI0936] May have been married previously to a Fahringer.

[NI0937] Case #321 in Fairfield County, Ohio Wills shows the estate of Daniel HOPPIS of Bloom Township. Will written October 6, 1821 and filed in '22. Wife was Christeanna, and she and John Chaney were the executors. Heirs were minor children Lydia, whose guardian was John G. Brunner; David and Hannah whose guardian was John Feller; Solomon whos guardians were Samuel Weiser and John Feller; Christian, Judith and Daniel whose guardian was John Coffman, and John whose guardian was Henry Feller, "Fairfield County Wills and Estate Abstracts, Cases 1-500", Fairfield County Gen. Society, April 1996, p 35, Source of Information."

[NI0939] 1820 W. Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA Census Schedule, Page 102, Line 14 shows 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 3 females 0-10, 1 female 26-45

[NI0941] No children born to this union.

1820 W. Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA Census Schedule, Page 102, Line 13 shows one male 16 - 26 and one female 16 - 26.

[NI0942] 1820 W. Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA Census Schedule, Page 101, Line 18 shows, 1 male 0-10, 1 male 16-26; 1 female 0-10; 1 female 16-26.

[NI0946] Roll 759, Page 281, Lines 2 & 3, Roaring Creek Twp., Columbia Co., PA 1850 Census Schedule, taken on Nov. 20, 1850.

[NI0948] Estate of Michael Kistler

Be it remembered that on the 1st day of February AD 1873 the last Will and Testament of Michael Kistler was filed in the office of this court which reads as follows to wit:

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:

I, Michael Kister of Adams Township, Seneca County Ohio do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following Viz:

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.

Second - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Kistler in lieu of Dower (illegible). And it is my will that the balance of my property both personal and real be disposed of, that my remain after my death and converted into money and be devided amongst my children.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 22nd day of May AD 1866.

Signed Michael Kistler

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Tombstone in German Reform Church Cemetery, which is in Republic, Ohio reads, Michael Kistler, Sr., Gerhorgen der 4 Jan 1867 Alter 85 J 2m 20 t

[NI0960] History Of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio
Brief personals
D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1888, page 673

Augustus A. Hoppes, Liberty, was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., in 1829, and settled in Seneca county with his parents in 1832. He was a son of Michael and Sarah (Miller) Hoppes. Sarah died in 1886 at the age of eighty six years, leaving a husband and four children - Paul, Augustus A., Lavina and Asa. August Hoppes was married in 1857 to Lydia Gooding, who was born in Seneca county. They had four children - Jennie, Martha, Clara and Zella. Clara died at the age of fife years. Mr. Hoppes settled in Henry county in 1869 and purchased his present homestead in 1879. He enlisted in the 104th Ohio Regiment, but was rejected on account of physical weakness, and returned to his farm. His wife, Lydia, was daughter of Josiah and Amelia (Cooper) Gooding. Josiah was born in Plaford, England, on January 12, 1803 and died December 6, 1844. Amelia was born in Dutchess county, in 1803, and died November 7, 1875. They were married August 12, 1823, and had a family of eleven children, six of whom are now living. They settled in Seneca county in 1832.

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On Monday, October 14, 2002 received a message from Sam Poor, that he had found a tombstone in Marshall Co., IN reading, "August Hoppes born 7 April 1834 and died 4 January 1924, Mary Hoppes born 4 January 1837 died 8 January 1907"

The Mary buried with him, must be a second wife - further research needed to determine Mary's relationship to August(a).

[NI0972] History of Seneca County, Ohio
A. J. Baughman
Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1911
Page 766

A progressive agriculturist and stock raiser, a good citizen and faithful public servant, and one playing a prominent and praiseworthy part in the affairs of the county of which he is a native son, is Augustus Hoppes. The birth date of Mr. Hoppes was February 2, 1865, and he is the son of Paul and Mary (Miller) Hoppes, tow estimable people, natives of Pennsylvania and New York respectively, who located in Seneca county as early as 1832, when this section was by no means closely settled. They secured a farm of one hundred and sixty acres and the father was the possessor on one hundred more at the time of his demise in April, 1905. Paul Hoppes engaged in general farming and stock raising.

Augustus P. Hoppes was educated in the district school, grew wise in the secrets of successful agriculture under the excellent tutelage of his father and remained upon the family homestead until his marriage. That happy event occurred on the 21st day of May, 1891, the lady to become his wife and mistress of the household being Addie Norris, born March 7, 1869, a daughter of J. T. and Elizabeth (Hall) Norris, both of whom were natives of Ohio. J. T. Norris was a prominent man in his township of Scipio, was a stalwart Republican, and held various township offices. His family are valued members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and take an active part in its affairs, giving their support to all the good causes promulgated by it. Mr. Norris was led to a religious life when a young man, was shortly afterward elected Sunday school superintendent and has held that position during most of the subsequent years. He was known far and wide and was universally beloved for his many good gifts of mind and heart and his unfailing kindness. He was a particular favorite with the school children. He received his education in the Republic Academy and chose for his life work farming and stock raising. His marriage was solemnized October 14, 1861, the Rev. J. H. Good of Tiffin, performing the ceremony. Mrs. Hoppes is one of eight children born to this good man and his excellent wife, namely: Allen L., October 18, 1864; Laurie S., August 28, 1866; Addie R. , March 7, 1869; Della C. and Ella E., twins, born Mary 6, 1872; Clara E., July 11, 1876; Anna B., February 20, 1979; Ralph J., August 21,1 881. Tow of the children are deceased, Ralph having died January 20, 1888; and Allen, August 19, 1907. The farther passed on to his reward, September 26, 1907.

These children have been born to bless the union of Mr. and Mrs Hoppes, these being Carl D., born October 23, 1892; Delia, born December 21, 1983; and Norma M., born October 4, 1896. Carl was educated in the public schools of Tiffin and Greenspring and received the district diploma in June, 1906, when only fourteen years of age. Delia received her education in the district schools and passed the Boxwell examinations on June 11, 1910. Norma attends the district school and will graduate this year in Boxwell. All three of these promising young citizens are at home.

Mr. Hoppes and his family are members of St. John's Reformed church, Carl having been confirmed April 26, 1908, and Delia, July 11, 1909. All take an active part in the Sunday school, Mr. Hoppes being one of the Consistory and Mrs. Hoppes teaches the infant class. Mr. Hoppes' property comprises one hundred and twenty acres in Adams township and forty acres in Scipio belonging to Mrs. Hoppes, and cattle breeding has been engaged in quite extensively. They have a modern and commodious home, built about five years ago, and excellent outbuildings.

[NI0984] In the 1930 census for Adams Twp., Seneca Co., OH Anna is living with daughter Nora and husband Arlo Petticord.

[NI1027] From Der Friedens Bote (Lehigh County German Newspaper), 13 Dec 1865

Died William Hoppes of West Penn on Nov. 16, of typhus. Aged 31 years, 6 months, and 5 days

[NI1028] Listed as idiotic on census schedules.

[NI1046] We, George D. Hoppes and Frieda E. Hoppes, husband and wife, of the City of Reading, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this our and each of our last will and testament, expressly revoking all other wills by us or either of us heretofore made.

First, The one of us surviving the other is to inherit all property, real, personal, or mixed, of the other, to be used as the survivor sees fit, but should both die, or if when both shall be dead and no individual Will shall have been made, then the property of both shall be treated as one and the same, and be disposed of as hereinafter provided.

Second, We and each of us give, devise and bequeath all our property to our sons EARL G. HOPPES and EMERSON E. HOPPES, share and share alike.

Lastly, we nominate constitute and appoint our Sons, EARL G. HOPPES and EMERSON E. HOPPES, to be the Executors of this, our and each of our, last will and testament.

In witness whereof, we and each of us have hereunto set our hands and seals this tenth day of April A.D. 1943. Erasure of place of residence made before execution of will.

Signature of GEORGE D. HOPPES

Signature of FRIEDA E. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named GEORGE D. HOPPES and FRIEDA E. HOPPES at the same time as their last will and testament, in the presence of us who in their presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto at the request and in the presence of the said testators and of each other.

Signature of CHARLES E. WINGERT

Signature of (either X or K)ern B. WINGERT

[NI1080] Hazel Standard-Sentinel
Saturday, April 24, 1948

Pierce O. Hoppes, 72, of South Tamaqua, died at the Coaldale Hospital on Thursday night. A son of the late Solomon O. and Caroline Eberts Hoppes, he was born in West Penn Township, and was a retired carpenter. Survivors include a son, Charles O. Hoppes, of Hometown.

[NI1081] 1900 Census Schedule for Schulykill Co., PA, Series: T623; Microfilm: 1485: Book: 2; Page: 147 shows her living with her George and Emma Wagner. Emma Wagner is a sister of Ada's.

[NI1092] Death record of son Earl Jack, reads Mary Rose

[NI1130] The Morning Call
Saturday, May 18, 1985

Howard Hoppes, 84, of Lehighton R.1, died Friday in his home. Carbon County Coroner Robert G. Deibert attributed death to natural causes.

Hoppes was the hsuband of the late Luella (Sitler) Hoppes.

He was a leadman on the powder line at Atlas Powder Co., Reynolds, Schuylkill County, for 41 years before retiring in 1964.

Born in Mahoning Township, he was a son of the late Solomon and Lawina (Zettlemoyer) Hoppes.

Surviving are a son, Herbert H. of Allentown, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders, (Route 309). A calling hour will precede the services.

[NI1142] 1880 West Penn Township, Schuylkill Co., PA, Pgs. 15 & 16, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 245, June 18, 1880 Francis F. Seiberling, Enumerator lists the following: Joseph Hoppes 38, farmer; Sally 37, wife; Kitty A. 15, dau.; Sally A. 13, dau.; William 9, son; Charles 7, son, Rosa 4, dau.; Eli 2, son.


A. MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Joseph Hoppes was drafted into service as a Private in Company K, 88th PA Infantry Regiment on October 7, 1864 as a substitute for Nathan Brown (Ref. #1). He entered the service for a period of one year at Pottsville, PA at age 19. On his Company's Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes, his occupation is listed as laborer, his eyes as grey, his hair as bro, his complexion as dark, and his height as 5 feet, 6 inches. A US War Department summary of his Service File prepared in evaluating his pension application states: Washington, Mar 27, 1879 "Left sick in Hospl York, Pa Jany 26, and returned to Company Mar 22, 1865, wounded in action at Gravelly Run, Va. Mar 29, nature and location of wound not stated". A muster roll for his Company for the period March/April 1865 records that he was Wounded March 31, 1865, Washington, D. C. His brief military career had come to an unpleasant end on the outskirts of the Nation's Capital only days before Lee surrendered at Appomattox. He was discharged from service on June 2, 1865 at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC.

B. PENSION FILE INFORMATION

On December 12, 1878, Joseph Hoppes a resident of West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, PA, began the process of applying for an "invalid pension" (Ref. #2) by making a deposition before a prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, which stated in part that: at or near Hatchers Run, Va., on or about the 31st day of March, A. D. 1865, he received a gun shot wound in left leg near the thigh, which disabled him from any further duty as a soldier, and is now totally disabled from doing work. He received the said wound while being on the battle field, and was taken to the field hospital, from there to the City Point hospital, and from there to Douglass Hospital, Washington, D. C., and from there discharged on the 2nd day of June, A. D. 1865. His pension application was approved, and on April 28, 1880 he was awarded pension certificate # 167,018, which provided for a monthly payment of $4. On December 4, 1880, he visited a Justice of the Peace to make a statement that he believed his pension amount should be increased; on this occasion he stated in part that his condition has grown worse since the pension has been granted, that he is now nearly totally disabled for any hard manual labor, some weeks he can work two days only, some weeks three days, all on account of his wound, . . . His application for an increase in his invalid pension payment apparently was disallowed; on February 2, 1886 he again made a statement under oath that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension citing the Gun Shot Wound of left thigh. A year and a half later, on September 17, 1887, he tried a new tactic to obtain an increased pension. On this occasion he had a Justice of the Peace fill out a form titled Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension not only changing the pension attorney in Washington, D. C. designated to prosecute his claim but also expanding the cause of his disability beyond the gunshot wound to include his hospitalization in York, PA where he claimed he contracted asthma and was treated for pains in his sides. He signed his name to the application in German script as joseb h habbes.
Apparently, his expanded claim should have been executed before a court of record because on November 21, 1887 he appeared before a prothonotary of the Common Pleas Court of Schuylkill County stating: That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase in pension on account of Asthma and pains in sides contracted at Little York, the circumstances of its origin are as follows: I was sent from my Co. to City Point on account of Cholera Morbus and frosted feet, from there to Baltimore from thence to Little York where I contracted the above names diseases. Dates of treatment - City Point from Dec 11 to 25th 1864, Baltimore Dec 31 1864 to Jan 14th 1865, Little York Jan 16 to March 24th 1865. Once again, the application was signed: joseb h habbes.

Ten years later, Joseph Hopps of Kepner, PA received a form from the Commissioner of the Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior inquiring: Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family. On October 16th, 1897, Joseph Hoppes responded to the five questions posed as follows:


No. 1. Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name. Answer: Married. Wife name Sallie Ann. Maiden name: Sallie Ann Reinhart.

No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: April 5th1863. Steinsville, Berks Co. Pa. Rev. John Zilich

No. 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: No certificate But marked in a book

No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: Never married, except as above to Sallie Ann Reinhart

No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth. Answer: Kate A. Birth Feb. 22nd1865
Sallie A. " Aug.16 1866
William J. " June 6 1869
Charles J. " Oct. 2 1872
Rose R. " Sept. 18 1874
Elias " Feb 11 1877
Nathan H. " Jun 23 1882
George J. " May 27 1884
Alfred F. " Jan 29 1889

The application was signed by Joseph Hoppes making an X between the words Joseph and Hopps. On February 14, 1898, Joseph Hoppes filled out a similar five-part questionnaire forwarded with his quarterly pension payment, this time signing his name: Hopps Joseph.
Apparently, the different ways in which Joseph Hoppes signed his name was of concern to the US Pension Office because on February 5, 1901, he sent them a document stating:

State of Pennsylvania
County of Schuylkill

In the matter of pension claim No 167,018 of Joseph Hopps of Co. K, 88 Regt. Pa Vol.

Personally came the above named Joseph Hopps before me the subscriber a justice of the peace in and for the aforesaid County, aged 56 years, an applicant for increase in pension --- and Who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows: My correct name is Joseph Hoppes. I went by name of Joseph Hopps in the Army and so discharged. I can not read nor write in English. I wrote my name once or twice in German Joseph Hoppes my correct name and so baptized and for this reason I signed by mark since I could not write my name in English.
his
(signed) Joseph X Hoppes
mark


His pension rate was increased to $6 per month, and in February, 1902 Joseph Hoppes submitted another Declaration for Increase of an Invalid Pension citing his: increase of Rheumatism heart trouble increase of lameness from Gun shot wound in left thigh and general failure of health. His pension rate was increased to $8 per month, and in January, 1904 Joseph Hoppes requested another pension increase based on: Rheumatism, Rupture, on the right side, very short in breath, weakness, and entirely disabled to do any manual labor. When Congress passed a new pension act on February 6, 1907, Joseph Hoppes submitted an application dated March 11, 1907, in which he stated he was born October 19, 1844 in West Penn Township and has resided there from 1865 to 1907. Similarly, Joseph Hoppes was prompt in responding to the Pension Act of May 11, 1912, and submitted his declaration on June 15, 1912 from West Penn Township. As part of his application, he made the following statement:

I Joseph Hopps now of the Township of West Penn was born October 29th 1844, baptized December 15th 1844, and confirmed April 5th 1859 By the Rev. John Bauer in the township of West Penn, County and State aforesaid. Witness present at baptism John Hoppes and his wife Catharine. The Rev. Bauer being a pastor then of the Luthern Church of West Penn. The family Bible in which the Public Record is contained and recorded was printed in the year A. D. 1886.

His last pension submission was dated April 15, 1915; in it he lists the names and dates of birth of all his children, both living and dead, as: Kittie Ann, Feb 22, 1865; Sally Ann, Aug 16, 1866; Jacob William, June 6, 1869; Charles Joseph, Oct 2, 1872; Rosa Rebecca, Sept. 18, 1874; Elias, Feb 11, 1877; Nathan Henry, June 23, 1882; George Jonathan, May 27, 1884; and Alvin Francis, Jan 29, 1889.

On June 1, 1918, Sallie Ann Hoppes applied for a widow's pension stating that her husband Joseph Hoppes had died on May 10, 1918 in West Penn Township. The concluding item in the Pension File is the "Drop Report" for Sallie A Hopps of New Ringgold, PA, which indicates that her pension of $30 per month had ended because of her death on December 16, 1925.

C. REFERENCES

1. Joseph Hoppes' Co. K, 88 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Joseph Hopps' Pension File # 167,018, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes used with permission

[NI1163] One the 1880 census, he is listed as William age 9. However, in the pension file of his father Joseph Hoppes, 167-018, he is listed as Jacob William.

[NI1166] Nov. 14, 1927



I ELIAS HOPPES, 825 Locust St., Reading, PA, County of Berks.

My Last Will is if I should die all my real estate and personal property is to go to EMMA I. (RHOADS) HOPPES my wife as long as she lives with out property disperse of and after her death it goes to daughter BERTHA and she can live at 825 Locust St. with out dispersing the property by paying taxes and interest if it is not paid for and after her death it must go back to the grand children HANNAH D. YOUNG and ELIZABETH B. YOUNG.

Farmers Bank as Executrix.

Signature of ELIAS HOPPES

Signature of 3 witnesses all illegible.


[NI1169] ON THE ORPHANS' COURT OF BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NATHAN
H. HOPPES, LATE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE,
COUNTY OF BERKS AND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

PETITION FOR WIDOW'S EXEMPTION

To the Honorable, the Judges of said Court: -

The petition of MARY ANN HOPPES respectfully represents: -

1.That your petitioner is the widow of NATHAN H. HOPPES, who died January 20, 1941, a resident of the Township of Centre, county of Berks and state of Pennsylvania, intestate, leaving to survive him ________ the persons entitled to his estate under the intestate laws, and our petitioner, his widow, MARY ANN HOPPES, of the Township of Centre, Berks County, Pennsylvania; and the following children: SALLIE FLEISHER, daughter, Temple, Berks County, Pennsylvania; WILLIAM N. HOPPES, son, Hamburg, R.D. #2, Berks County, Pennsylvania; JOHN J. HOPPES, son, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania; KATIE RAUSCH, daughter, Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; WALTER HOPPES, son, West Leesport, Berks County, Pennsylvania; JENNIE SARGE, daughter, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, CALVIN HOPPES, son, West Leesport, Berks County, Pennsylvania; and MAMIE GOINS, daughter, Excellent, Wisconsin.
2.That the decedent, NATHAN H. HOPPES, died leaving an estate consisting entirely of personal property not exceeding in value Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
3.That your petitioner has not taken out Letters of Administration.
4.That your petitioner claims the entire estate of the decedent not exceeding in value Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars,





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as her widow's exemption under Section 12 of the Fiduciaries Act of 1917; as amended, 1931 P.L. 116; 1939 P.L. 199, to wit: -

Fordson Tractor (old) $ 40.00

2 Horse Farm Wagon, flat 50.00

2 Horse Farm Wagon, flat 10.00

1 Old Mule 10.00

1 Old Horse 20.00

2 Cows, small, @ $25 each 50.00

2 Calves 20.00

Hay and straw 20.00

4 Shoats, @ $5 each 20.00

5 Shoats, @ $2.50 each 12.50

Old Grass Mower 5.00

Old Hay Rake 5.00

Tractor Plow 5.00

Harness of all kinds 5.00

Old Binder (self) 5.00

Shredder 5.00

Cultivator 1.00

Feed Grinder, small 1.00

Plows 7.00

1938 Chevrolet Sedan, Engine No. 1330507,
Motor No. 14HB114851 Value $275.00,
Encumbrance $219.50 55.50

Odds and Ends 5.00

TOTAL $362.00

5.Your petitioner therefore prays that the entire estate of the decedent be set apart to her
as aforesaid.

And your petitioner will ever pray, etc.

MARY ANN (her x) HOPPES

Witness to mark

Signature of SUSAN LOOSE

Signature of HOWARD M. LOOSE

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STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA:

COUNTY OF BERKS :

MARY ANN HOPPES, being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true and
correct.



Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 5th day MARY ANN (her mark) HOPPES
of March, A.D. 1941.

Signature of Howard M. Loose Witness to mark

Notary Public

Signature of SUSAN LOOSE

My Commission Expires
June 7th, 1945 Signature of HOWARD M. LOOSE


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D E C R E E



AND NOW, to wit, this 4th day of March, A.D. 1941, upon consideration of the annexed petition, the entire estate of NATHAN H. HOPPES, deceased, which consists of personal property in the nature of farm goods and one automobile, is set apart and awarded to MARY ANN HOPPES, as her widow's exemption under Section 12 of the Fiduciaries Act, 1917, as amended by the Act of 1931, P.L. 116; 1939 P.L. 199.

Signature of F. A. MARX, P.J.


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[NI1170]

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

GEORGE J. HOPPES

I, GEORGE J. HOPPES, a widower, of the Township of Windsor, County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby expressly revoking all other Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made.

ITEM 1: I order and direct my hereinafter named co-Executors to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as possible after my decease.

ITEM 2: I give and bequeath to my granddaughter, MARTHA HOPPES HINNERSHITZ, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).

ITEM 3: I give and bequeath to my son, ERNEST HOPPES, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).

ITEM 4: I give and bequeath to my daughter, DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

ITEM 5: I give and bequeath to my son, LEON J. HOPPES, the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), all of my bedding, and the bedroom suite in the room he presently occupies as a bedroom in my home.

ITEM 6: I give and bequeath to my son, LEON J. HOPPES and my daughter, DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, all my jarred and canned goods and food in the freezer in equal shares or parts.

ITEM 7: My sons, LEON J. HOPPES and ERNEST HOPPES and my daughter, DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, shall have the right to

Signature of GEORGE J. HOPPES

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reclaim those items in and on the premises that are their property, and to this end they shall not be required to produce formal bills of sale, receipted bills or cancelled checks. If any proof is demanded, their affidavits of ownership shall be sufficient.

ITEM 8: My sons, LEON J. HOPPES and ERNEST HOPPES, and my daughter, DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, and her family, shall have burial rights in the family burial plot.

ITEM 9: My son, LEON J. HOPPES, shall have the privilege to live in and occupy my real estate for a period of two (2) years after my death, in the event he is residing with me at the time of my death. During the aforesaid two (2) years the taxes and the maintenance of the property as to necessary repairs shall be made by my estate.

ITEM 10: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal or mixed, of whatever nature and wheresoever situate, I give, devise and bequeath unto my sons, ALBERT HOPPES, CLARENCE OSCAR HOPPES, HOWARD HOPPES, MORRIS HOPPES, ERNEST HOPPES, and LEON J. HOPPES and my daughters, MYRTLE ADAM and DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, in equal shares.

ITEM 11: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my daughter, DOROTHY HOPPES KRAMER, and my son LEON J. HOPPES, as co-Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and direct that they shall both retain my attorney, FREDERICK O. BRUBAKER, Esquire, in the settlement of my estate.

ITEM 12: All inheritance and transfer taxes on any

Signature of GEORGE J. HOPPES

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bequests herein shall be paid from my residuary estate.

IN WHITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will and Testament, consisting of three (3) typewritten pages, on the bottom margin of the first two (2) pages where I have affixed my name this 10th day of October 1968.

Signature of GEORGE J. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by GEORGE J. HOPPES, the Testator above-named, as and for his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto.

Signature of FREDERICK O. BRUBAKER, Esq.

Signature of PATRICIA A. illegible

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[NI1172] Daughter Ellen May's marriage application shows her father is Albert C. Hoppes and mother is Hannah B. Ney.

* * *


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ALBERT C. HOPPES

BE IT REMEMBERED, that I, ALBERT C. HOPPES, of the Township of Upper Bern, County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

FIRST: I order and direct the payment of the expenses of my last illness and funeral out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be done after my death.

SECOND: All of my estate, real, personal and mixed, I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, HANNA B. HOPPES, her heirs and assigns forever.

THIRD: In the event that my wife, HANNA B. HOPPES, shall no longer by living at the time of my death, then I order and direct that all of my estate, real, personal and mixed, shall be disposed of as follows:

a.I order and direct that the burial expenses for my wife shall be paid out of my estate, if this has not been taken care of at the time of my death.
b.I order and direct that a memorial shall be erected upon the graves of both my wife and myself, if this has not been taken care of at the time of my death.
c.I give and devise my farm, together with the buildings thereon erected, situate in Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, containing 31 acres, more or less, to my son, DANIEL G. HOPPES, his heirs and assigns forever.
d.I give and devise my farm, together with the buildings thereon erected, situate in Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, containing 4 1/2 acres, more or less, to my daughter, ELLEN M. HECKMAN, her heirs and assigns forever.

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e.
f.All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, I give, devise and bequeath in equal shares, share and share alike, to my daughter, ELLEN M. HECKMAN and my son, DANIEL G. HOPPES, their heirs and assigns forever.

FOURTH AND LASTLY: I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife, HANNA B. HOPPES, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In the event that she shall predecease me or die before completing the administration of my estate, then I nominate, constitute and appoint my children, ELLEN M. HECKMAN and DANIEL G. HOPPES, jointly or the survivor of them, to be the Executors of my last Will and Testament. Further, I order and direct that neither my Executor nor alternate Executors shall be required to enter security in any jurisdiction in which they or any of them may act.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I, ALBERT C. HOPPES, have set my hand and seal to this my last Will and Testament, which consists of two (2) pages, this 3rd day of April, A.D. 1962.

Signature of ALBERT C. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by ALBERT C. HOPPES, the above named Testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.



Signature of ____ SOLOMON ________
Residence: Hamburg, PA

Signature of GRACE LEES BEAR
Residence: Hamburg, PA

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[NI1176] Name might have been Ezekiel.

[NI1195] Died early.

[NI1208] Cora was a teacher according to the biography of her father, William C. Pond.

[NI1225] Schuylkill County Pennsylvania: Genealogy - Family History - Biography Vols. I and II
J. H. Beers & Company, Chicago, 1916
Page 934 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Charles Henry Hoppes, of West Penn township, is a typical representative of a family whose members have been among the respected residents of that part of Schuylkill county since the close of the Revolutionary period. Industrious, progressive and of high personal character, he is upholding in an honorable life of the best traditions of the substantial stock to which he belongs and doing his share in advancing the best interest of the region which has been the chosen home of his race for several generations.

John Michael Hoppes, the emigrant ancestor of Charles Henry Hoppes, came to this country from Baden, Germany, it is said about 1740, but the family history of that period is incomplete. He made his home in what is now West Penn township, Schuylkill county, then included in Northampton county, Pa. He had four sons. Life in this region was full of dangers in those days, for the settlers were never safe from Indiana raids, and the father of the family eventually lost his life defending his home against the savages. A band of Indians surrounded and attacked the Hoppes home one night, and in the fight which ensued John Michael Hoppes and tow of his sons were killed. The other two sons fought until the attackers withdrew defeated and saved the mother and daughters. The three victims were buried next day under a pine tree near by, and the survivors decided to break up the home being thoroughly discouraged by the evil turn of their fortune. One of the sons moved to Virginia, and made a permanent settlement there. The other son, Jonas remained in Pennsylvania. Born Jan. 12, 1753, he spent his life in Pennsylvania. When the Revolution broke out he took up arms in the cause of the Colonies, serving seven years. He was in a cavalry regiment and under Washington's command. In the retreat from Philadelphia he was captured by the British and kept without food for three days and was rescued by LaFayette's army, and returned to his service. After the war he became a prosperous farmer in West Penn township, Northampton (now Schuylkill) county (having there located the land grant of 150 acres received for his services), building a log house and barn on his tract, a considerable portion of which he succeeded in clearing. He farmed throughout his active years. His death occurred July 30, 1833, his wife, Catherine (Harr), who was born April 7, 1755, passing away July 5, 1823. They are buried at Zion's Church in West Penn township, and his grave is always decorated on Memorial Day. Mr. Hoppes was one of the most zealous members of Zion's Church, giving the land for the building site and cemetery plot, and he assisted in the erection of the church.

Michael Hoppes, grandfather of Charles Henry Hoppes, was a farmer and miller, owning the farm of 128 acres and the stone mill thereon now owned by his grandson, Michael A. Hoppes, in West Penn township. The mill is one of the local landmarks. He was a Democrat on political questions and a Lutheran in religion, belonging to Zion's Church in West Penn township and helping to build its present stone house of worship. He and his wife are buried in the cemetery of that church. They had children: Joseph, Nathan, John, Michael, Lizzie and Judith.

Michael Hoppes, the father of Charles Henry Hoppes, was born Nov. 17, 1822, at the old mill in West Penn township, and received his education in the township schools. He followed farming and milling all his long life, which covered almost fourscore years, his death occurring Feb. 3, 1902. He was reared and educated in his native township, and after entering upon the serious work of life was occupied as laborer on his father's farm from the age of sixteen until twenty-five, at which time he bought the mill and 128 acres of land. A man of upright life, he was highly respected by all his neighbors and valued as a worker in the Zion's Lutheran Church, which he filled all the official positions. Politically he was a Democrat. His wife, Catherine (Balliet), survived him ten years, dying Sept. 30, 1912. She was born June 3, 1825, daughter of George Balliet (whose wife was a Houser), and is buried with her husband in the cemetery of Zions's Church. They were the parent of the following children: Polly, now the widow of Nathan Gilbert, is living in West Penn township, Catherine is the widow of Adam Henry, of Carbon county, PA, Benneville, died young, Charles Henry is next in the family; Michae A. who lives on the old homestead, married Mary Shellhammer.

Charles Henry Hoppes was born April 8, 1856 in West Penn township, in the Mahoning valley. His education was acquired in the public schools of the township, and he remained at home, working on the farm for his father, until twenty-one years old, after which he worked out among other farmers for a period of three years. He then married and moved to New York City, where for three years he was in the employ of Stephen Kistler, driving a team, handling hides and leather. Returning to West Penn township, he purchased fro Nathan Gilbert part of the farm which he has since operated, his first purchase consisting of fifty-eight acres, to which he has added until his holdings now consist of eight-nine acres, seventy of which are cleared. He carries a general farming, marketing his produce at Summit Hill and Lansford. Mr. Hoppes has given practically all his attention to his work, but he has taken sufficient interest in local affairs to give his services for one term as member of the board of school directors, and is a zealous member of Zion's Lutheran Church, the religious home of his ancestors for several generations, in which he has served as elder and deacon. On political questions he is a Democrat.

Mr. Hoppes married Fianna Amanda Kistler, who was born Jan. 7, 1800 in West Penn Township near the "Mansion House" hotel, on the farm now owned by Elmer Zimmerman. She received her education in that township and in the public schools of Allentown, Pa., and is a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion's Church in West Penn township; she takes great interest in its work, and is a teacher in the Sunday school. Mr. and Mrs Hoppes have had three children all of whom have been educated in the public schools of West. Penn township: Harvey M., born June 28, 1880, is at present in Newark, N.J. where is he engaged as a night watchman; he is a member of the F. & A. M. at Newark, he married Ida Haas, who was born in 1880, and they have two children, Elmer (born April 7, 1901) and Wallace (born May 30, 1905) William H., born Nov. 12, 1889, assists his father on the home farm; he married Esther Helfrich, born May 1, 1891, and they have one child, Walter Eli, born Oct. 11, 1910. Charels A. born April 25, 1896, is living at home.

[NI1244]
IN THE ORPHANS COURT OF BERKS COUNTY



ESTATE OF LOUELLA N. HOPPES





To the Honorable HARRY D. SCHAEFFER, President Judge of said Court: -

The petition of the Tamaqua National Bank of Tamaqua, Penna. Respectfully represents: -

That the age of the said minor LOUELLA N. HOPPES is seventeen years, she having been born on the ______ day of __________ A.D. 1904.

That MICHAEL A. HOPPES, the father of said minor, died, intestate, on Dec. 1st, 1920.

That the said minor is possessed of an undivided 2/15 interest, which came to her by decent from her father, MICHAEL A. HOPPES, deceased, and being part interest in the following described premises:

ALL THOSE CERTAIN lots or pieces of ground, situated in Spring
Township, County of Berks, and State of Pennsylvania, (as shown by
The Map or Plan, surveyed by WM. K. KARNS and bearing date
April, 1911, said Map or Plan having been duly recorded in the
Recorder's Office of Berks County, State of Pennsylvania, in Plan
Book Vol. 3, Page 34), and being further known as Lots Numbers 576
and 577 in said Plan known as "West Lawn", said lots being bounded
on the North by a fifteen foot side alley, on the East by Lot No. 575, on
the South by Penn Boulevard, and on the West by Lot No. 578; said
lots together having a frontage of fifty feet on Penn Boulevard, and a
depth of 167 feet 11 7/8 inches along the East line, and 171 feet ____
1/2 inches along the West line to an Alley,

That all of the parties interested in said real estate who are ___________, to wit, MARY A. HOPPES, widow, KATE I. HOPPES, AMANDUS E. HOPPES, ANNIE S. MILLER, LEON A. HOPPES, children, have contracted to sell their interest in the above described premises to DANIEL B. BLANKENBILLER, he contracting to pay for the whole thereof the sum of $900.


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Your petitioner believes the price offered for the said real estate is a full and fair price for the same and a better price than could be obtained for it at public sale, and that it would be to the interest and advantage of said minor that her interest in said real estate should be sold.

Your petitioner therefore prays leave of the Court to join with the other parties in interest in a conveyance thereof upon receiving the proportionate part of the purchase money, minus the necessary expense of conveyance, said conveyance to vest the right, title and interest of the said LOUELLA N. HOPPES, and her heirs, to said premises, in DANIEL B. BLANKENBILLER, in fee simple; indefeasible by any one leaving a present or prospective interest therein.

TAMAQUA NATIONAL BANK, TAMAQUA, PA

Guardian of LOUELLA N. HOPPES, a minor.

By signature of WILLIAM J. WENDEL, Trust Officer



State of Pennsylvania

County of Schuylkill

WILLIAM J. WENDEL, Trust Officer of the Tamaqua National Bank of Tamaqua, Pa. Being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that the facts as fully set forth in the foregoing petition are true and correct to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.



Signature of WILLIAM J. WENDEL

Sworn and subscribed to
Before me this 2nd
Day of Dec., A.D. 1921.
Signature of REBECCA S. BEARD
Notary Public
Comm. Expires March ___, ____



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We, the undersigned, being with the within-named minor all of the parties in interest in the said real estate hereby declare that the sum offered is a full and fair price for the same, and a better price than could be obtained for it at public sale; that we believe it would be to the interest and advantage of the estate of said minor that said sale be consummated and we will join in the execution of a deed to the purchaser.

Signed and initialed: MARY A. HOPPES

Signed and initialed: KATE I. HOPPES

Signed and initialed: AMANDUS E. HOPPES

Signed and initialed: ANNIE S. MILLER

Signed and initialed: LEON A. HOPPES



State of Pennsylvania

County of Berks

GEORGE BLAND and ARTHUR I. BEILIN being duly sworn according to law depose and say that they are residents of Berks County and acquainted with the real estate described in the foregoing petition; that they are of the opinion that the sum of $900 offered for the whole of said premises is a full and fair price for the same and a better price than could be obtained at public sale and also that in their opinion it would be to the interest and advantage of said minors that such sale be carried into effect.


Signature of GEORGE BLAND

Signature of ARTHUR I. BEILIN


Sworn and subscribed to before me this 6th day of Dec., A. D. 1921.

Signature of MABEL G. SAYER

Notary Public



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D E C R E E


AND NOW, TO WIT, Dec. 9, 1921, it is ordered and decreed that the Tamaqua National Bank of Tamaqua, Pa., as guardian of LOUELLA N. HOPPES, join with the other parties in interest in the sale and conveyance of the above described premises to DANIEL B. BLANKENBILLER, for the sum of $900, and upon receipt of the said minor's share or portion of the said purchase price, said conveyance to vest the right, title, and interest of the said LOUELLA N. HOPPES and her heirs to the said premises in the said DANIEL B. BLANKENBILLER in fee; indefeasible by any one having a present or prospective interest therein, in accordance with the Act of Assembly in such as so made and provided.



BY THE COURT:

Signature of H. D. SCHAEFFER
P.J.


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[NI1251] Last Will and Testament of Christian Hoppis

I, Christian Hoppis of Kosciusko County, Indiana, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament.

Item 1. I give and bequeath and devise to my son Phillip Hoppis the Real Estate upon which I now reside in Kosciusko County, Indiana, and described as follows to wit:

The East half (1/2) of the south east quarter (1/4) of section thirteen
(13) Township Thirty-one (31) Range six (6) East, containing eighty
(80) acres more or less

upon the condition that my said son Phillip Hoppis shall pay to my daughters Sarah Elder, Lydia Ann Correll's children - said Lydia Ann Correll being deceased - and the children of Julia Ann Haddix - said Julia Ann Haddix being deceased, and Phoebe Jane Elder and Elizabeth Huff and Leah Angeline Boyer, the sum of eight hundred dollars at my death to be by them divided as follows to wit:

Said Sarah Elder is to have one sixth of said eight hundred dollars.
The children of said Lydia Ann Correll are to have on sixth. The
children of Julia Ann Haddis are to have one sixth and Phoebe Jane
Elder, Elizabeth Huff and Leah Angeline Boyer are each to have one
sixth of said eight hundred dollars.

Item 2. I devise and bequeath to the children of said Lydia Ann Correll, deceased, one sixth (1/6), and to the children of Julia Ann Haddix, deceased, one sixth (1/6) and to Sarah Elder one sixth (1/6) and to Phoebe Jane Elder, one sixth (1/6) and to Elizabeth Huff one sixth (1/6) and to Leah Angeline Boyer one sixth (1/6) of all the personal property of which I am now or of which I may die seized and possessed.

Item 3. My said son Phillip Hoppis is to pay the expenses of my funeral and last sickness.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this (7th) seventh day of May in the year 1881.

his X mark (Christian Hoppis)

Attest
L. H. Haymond

Signed and acknowledged by said Christian Hoppis as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in the presence of the Testator and of each other - Andrew J. Bates
Hiram McSherry


In the matter of the }
Petition of Phillip Hoppis }
To Probate Will of } No. 6346 Probate of Will
Christian Hoppis, Desd. }

Comes now Philip Hoppis by Wood and Boroser, his attorneys and files the following petition in this matter in these words, to wit: (here insert) also an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Christian Hoppis, late of said county deceased, in these words to wit (here insert) and on Motion of Counsel aforesaid this cause was submitted to the court for hearing and determination and the court having heard the evidence add____, and being sufficiently advised in the _______ do now find that the subscribing witnesses to said instrument in writing to wit: Andrew J. Bates of said subscribing witness is now deceased and that Hiram McSherry the only other surviving witness to said instrument in writing is a non resident of the State of Indiana. That on the seventh day of May 1881, the said Christian Hoppis did sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the same time said instrument in writing was attested and subscribed by the said Andrew J. Bates and Hiram McSherry and that the signatures of the said Christian Hoppis, Andrew J. Bates and Hiram McSherry are the genuine signatures of said testator and witnesses respectively and that the testator was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than 21 years of age) of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint.

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing is the last will and testament of the said Christian Hoppis late of said County and State deceased, and that said last will be and the same is hereby admitted to probate and record and the clerk is ordered to record said last will and the foregoing record of proof thereof in the record of wills of said county in his office.

State of Indiana
Kosciusko County

I, William D. Wood, Clerk of the Kosciusko Circuit Court, do hereby certify, that the above and foregoing last will and testament of Christian Hoppis, late of said County and State was this day admitted to probate and record. Which said will together with such proof and order of said Court have been duly recorded in Record of Wills No. 4 on pages 581 - 582 - 583 in this Office.

Witness my mane and the seal of said court at office this 27th
day of April 1893. William D. Wood, Clerk K.C.C.

LS

State of Indiana
Kosciusko County

I William D. Wood clerk of the Kosciusko Circuit Court, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true copy of the last will and testament of Christian Hoppis deceased late of said County and State and of the order of Court admitting the same to probate and record.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the
seal of said Court at Warsaw this 27th day of April, 1893.
signature of Willaim D. Wood, Clerk
Kos. Cir. Ct.

[NI1257] Warsaw Daily Times,
January 6, 1942
Served as secretary of the Kosciusko County Agricultural Society in 1855.

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Northern Indianian
October 4, 1900

HOPPIS, SOLOMON

DEATH: Solomon Hoppis, a pioneer settler of Clay township, passed away Monday evening. He would have been 88 years old had he lived unthil this coming Friday. He was born in Seneca, Ohio, October 5, 1812 and died October 2, 1900. He leaves a family of five children, one having preceded him in death, 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren. He was united in his second marriage to Mrs. Margaret Creighton. The funeral took place at Mt. Pleasant where burial was made.

[NI1316] March 27, 1837 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes. Further research needed.

[NI1320] Last Will and Testament of Phillip Hoppis

I, Phillip Hoppis, of the Township of Clay, in the County of Kosciusko, in the State of Indiana being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, while in the possession of all my mental faculties, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit: -

Iten 1st. I hereby direct that my executor shall pay all my just debts, if any I may have, funeral expenses, and expenses of my last sickness, so soon after my death as it expedient; and he shall also pay to my wife, Mary E. Hoppes, the sume of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), which I have agreed to give her under an antenuptial contract entered into between herself and myself on the 8th day of May, 1912, which sum she has agreed to accept in full of any and all other claims against my estate.

Item 2nd. I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my son, John C. Hoppis, all my personal property of every kind character and description including the growing crops that may be upon the real estate that I may own at the time of my death, he being chargeable with the payment of all the matters mentioned in Item First of this will.

Item 3rd. I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my son John C. Hoppis, the use, rents, profits and occupancy of all the real estate of which I may die seized to be had and held by him for and during his natural life. He being charageable, however witht he payment of the taxes thereon and all necessary reparis in keeping up said property.

Item 4th. After the death of my son, John C. Hoppis, I then direct that my real estate shall be sold and the proceeds thereof after the payment to Bessie Ulrey, who lived with me and kept house for me for a long period of time, shall have first received the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and the purchase of a monument not to exceed the cost of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) to be erected to the memory of myself and wife, shall then be divided as follows:

To my grandson Milo D. Hoppis, son of John C. Hoppis, on fourth part thereof.
To my grandsons Chester Hoppis and Fred Hoppis, sons of my deceased son, Charles Hoppis
each one-eighth part thereof.
To my granddaughter Bessie Ulrey, one-fourth part thereof.
To my granddaughter Bertha Evans, one-fourth part thereof.

Item 5th. I hereby nominate and appoint my son, John C. Hoppis, executor of this my last will and testament. At his death, I then desire tht my grandchildren, legatees hereinbefore named shall choose some person to carry out the provisions of this my last will, and if they cannot agree then I request the Kociusko Circuit Court to appoint some suitable person to make sale of my real estate and finally settle my estate.

In WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Phillip Hoppis, the testator, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 21st day of January, 1915.

Typed signature Phillip Hoppis

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Phillip Hoppis, the above named testator, as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto this 21st day of January, 1915.

John D. Widaman
Allan S. Widaman Witnesses
Lou H. Haymond

[NI1328] Typed as reported, though date of birth obviously is 1843.



Northern Indianian Auguest 30, 1906

HOPPIS, ELIZABETH (KINCH)

DEATH: Elizabeth Kinch was born in Richland county, O. February 7, 1843 and moved to Indiana in the fall of 1851. She was the sixth child of John and Mary Kinch. April 5, 1866, she was married to Phillip Hoppis, the sixth son of Christian and Lydia Hoppis. She died August 21, 1906 at the age of 63 years, six months and 14 days. Death occurred at her home near Packerton and was due to heart disease. She was the mother of two boys and two girls, three of whom preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, one son, five grand children, three brothers and three sisters. Martin V. Kinch, of southwest
of Warsaw, is a brother.



NI August 30, 1906

HOPPIS, PHILIP MRS.

Mrs. Philip Hoppis died Tuesday from heart disease at her home near Packerton. The funeral was held Thursday. Surviving are the husband and children. She was a sister of Mrs. George Bratt, of Warsaw and Martin V. Kinch, northwest of Warsaw.

[NI1331] Indiana Republican
December 27, 1894

HOPPIS, CHARLES

DEATH: Charles Hoppis died Thursday afternoon at his residence in this place, leaving his wife and two children. Burial was at Packerton.

[NI1344] Warsaw Daily Times
May 23 1951

Mrs. Howard M. Scott, of Winona Lake, will again serve as president of the Warsaw-Winona Lake
Federation of Clubs.

Other officers elected were: Mrs. Milo Hoppus, first vice president; Mrs. Floyd Schue, second vice president; Mrs. Edward Hawk, recording secretary; Mrs. Harry Lewallen, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. Boyce Howard, treasurer.

[NI1349] Northern Indianian
May 13, 1897

Hoppis, George L.

DEATH: The scene at the home of the late George L. Hoppis was very affecting indeed as the funeral coregee left for Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The pall bears were all old corrades belonging to the same company, all dressed in black with mourning badges upon their arms. Members of the IOOF were also present and were met at the cemetery by the Claypool lodge, of which the deceased was a member.

May 27, 1897

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION: Margaret Hoppis was appointed administrator of the estate.

[NI1361] Weighed 8 pounds at birth.

[NI1400] Who Was Who in America, Volume IV, Marquis Company, 1969
Page 490

Hoppes, John J., mechanical engineer, manufacturer, born Circleville, Ohio 1857; son of Daniel and Helen (Stanton) Hoppes; educated in public schools; married Hattie Merrell of Aubion, New York on December 29, 1890. Entered manufacturing business at Springfield, Ohio, 1886; inventor of the Hoppes system of heating and purifying water for steam boilers, also Hoppes system of de-aerating water, designer of Hoppes hydro-electric plant for small streams; holder of 45 patents, now President of Hoppes Manufacturing Company, Everwear Manufacturing Company, and Hoppes Water Wheel Company. Member of the City Council, Springfield, 1887 - 1888; member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, 1895 - 1896; City Commissioner under commission manager form of government, 1913 - 19 (originator of this form of government); member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member of the Mason Shriner Club, Springfield County. Home: Springfield, Ohio. Deceased.

[NI1428] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Solomon Hoppes, the oldest son of 214 Christian Happes, was born on August 13, 1809. His military service during the Civil War lasted for six weeks (Ref. #1). On June 18, 1863, he enlisted at Tamaqua, PA as a Private in Captain Martz's Company, 27 Regiment Pa Militia when General Lee's units invaded Pennsylvania. On June 28, 1863, his unit was instrumental in helping to destroy the railroad bridge connecting Wrightsville and Columbia, south of Harrisburg, PA, which would have provided easy access for Confederate units to cross over the Susquehanna River and reach Harrisburg, Lancaster, and/or Philadelphia. His unit was disbanded on July 31, 1863 after the emergency was over. After the Civil War, he served as a Captain in the PA State Militia.

The four oldest sons of Solomon Hoppes (Daniel, Joseph S., Elias S., and Solomon Snyder Hoppes) also served in the Civil War. An article in a Mahanoy City, PA newspaper published in fall 1899 (Ref. #2) reported:

The writer's attention was, last evening, directed to an item appearing in a recent issue of the Philadelphia Record. It refers to the Hoppes brothers, Daniel, Joseph, Elias S. and Solomon S., all of whom are well-known in town, which we take great pleasure in publishing. The article is as follows:

An interesting feature of the G. A. R. parade last Tuesday was the presence in the line, with Severn Post, of Mahanoy City, of four brothers, all of whom saw hard service and received wounds during the civil war. They are Daniel, Joseph S., Elias S. and Solomon S. Hoppes. Daniel and Solomon are members of Severn Post; Elias is a member of Post 606, of Jacksonville, Pa., and was famous during the war as the "Curly-headed Scout." He was also one of General Grant's provost guard. Joseph is a member of Post No. 4_4(?) of Lehighton, and is a well-to-do farmer at the old homestead. Daniel is a prosperous merchant in Mahanoy City; Elias is a farmer at Wannamaker, Pa., and Solomon is a bookkeeper for the Carpenter Steel Company, at Reading. The father of these four soldiers also shouldered a gun and went to the front when General Lee invaded Pennsylvania, although at that time conducting a large and prosperous business. The Hoppes "boys" are well-known in this city.


REFERENCES

1. Solomon Hoppes' Co. E, 27 Regiment PA Militia INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Mahanoy City ___________, When Veteran Meets Veteran - Then Come Reminiscences of the War - Scenes and Incidents - Attending the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic Held in Philadelphia Last Week, ____ber 12, 1899.



Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1429] Died early.

[NI1430] Died early.

[NI1431] Died early.

[NI1432] Died early.

[NI1435] Died early.

[NI1437] Biographical & Portrait Encyclopedia of Schuylkill Co., PA
pages 292-293

Andrew Hoppes, a well known business man, and large real estate owner of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, is a son of Christian and Salma (Stegerwald) Hoppes, and was born on January 19, 1826, in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania.

His great-grandfather was a native of the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany, and emigrated to the United States at a very early date. He became a citizen of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, which at that time had not been separated from the county of Northampton. He died in that county. His son, Michael Hoppes, grandfather of the subject, was born in Northampton county, and continued a resident in the vicinity of his birthplace throughout life, which he passed in the peaceful pursuit of agriculture. During the War of Independence he shouldered a musket and took part in the memorable conflict which resulted in our national freedom. At the time of the birth of Christian Hoppes, he was a citizen of West Penn, Schuylkill county, where he passed the remainder of his life. Christian Hoppes adopted the occupation of his father, and at the time of his death was the possessor of a farm having an acreage double the ordinary farm. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Lutheran church. His family, besides his wife, consisted of twelve children, six sons and six daughters.

Andrew Hoppes was united in marriage to Susanna Mosser, a daughter of Jacob Mosser, a native, and formerly a resident of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Hoppes died on March 9, 1890, at the age of sixty-five years. This marriage resulted in an issue of twelve children: Dennis M., in the mill business at Mahanoy City, and married to Sarah Fetterhoff; Jacob M., married to Sallie E. Matthias, a resident of Mahanoy City; Emmanuel, deceased, Angelina, wife of William K. Hill, a farmer residing near Kempers, this county; Sarah, wife of Charles Brode, a resident of Barnesville, Schuylkill county, Israel, a stationary engineer in Mahanoy City; Owen, deceased; William M., a salesman of Mahanoy City; Alvina, wife of S. Calvin Zeigler, a cigar manufacturer of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Emma L., wife of Adam Wingert, a blacksmith by trade, resident of Mahanoy City, Andrew Grant, a jeweler, located in Middletown, Schuylkill County; George; a resident of Mahanoy City.

Mr. Hoppes was educated in the common schools, and for a short time attended a Normal school in the State of New Jersey. He learned the milling trade and while in West Penn, operated a saw-mill and grist-mill, in conjunction. He also owned in the vicinity of West Penn two farms, aggregating two hundred and eight-five acres, and a piece of timber land in the Blue Mountains containing eighty acres. In 1877, he came to Mahanoy City and erected a flouring-mill, which he still owns. This mill is thirty-five feet wide, seventy-feet deep and four stories in height. In connection with this he is the possessor of considerable realty in Mahanoy City, in the shape of dwelling-houses and store-rooms which yields a very fair rental.

Mr. Hoppes is a well-to-do citizen, has a large acquaintance throughout Mahanoy City and Schuylkill county, and is generally looked upon as a man of good business qualifications and tact. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Evangelical church.

[NI1439] Died early.

[NI1447] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Daniel Hoppes, the oldest son of Solomon Hoppes, was born September 16,1834. An official document of the PA Adjutant General's Office dated December 14, 1915 (Ref. #1) certifies that:

Daniel Happes, aged 28 years was enrolled as a Private at Carbon County, Pa. in Company F, 34th Regiment Infantry Pennsylvania Volunteer Emergency Militia on the twenty-ninth day of June 1863, and was mustered into the service of the State as such at Reading, Pa., for the period of Ninety Days from the first day of July 1863, and that he was mustered out with Company August 10, 1863, at Reading, Pa., by reason of services being no longer required.

The author knows of no service other than his Emergency Militia duty that the Daniel Hoppes performed and does not believe he saw hard service and/or was wounded during the Civil War.

REFERENCE

1. Adjutant General's Office, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Certificate dated December 14, 1915, requested by O. B. Desh, Adjutant, Post 182, G. A. R., Bethlehem, PA on December 12, 1915.


Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1451] Schuylkill County Pennsylvania: Genealogy - Family History - Biography Vols. I and II
J. H. Beers & Company, Chicago, 1916
Pages 467 - 470

Joseph S. Hoppes has farmed in West Penn township throughout his active years, though his operations are not now as extensive as formerly and he has sold considerable of his land. As a citizen Mr. Hoppes has always ranked with the best. In public spirit, intelligence, enterprise and thrift, he is a typical member of one of the oldest families in this region, founded here by his great grandfather, Jonas Hoppes, who as a reward for his services in the Revolution received a grant of land from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 150 acres, which he located in what is now the township of West Penn, Schuylkill county. Few families can show a more consistent record of fidelity in military duty during the country's hour of need.

John Michael Hoppes, the emigrant ancestor, came to this country from Baden, Germany, it is said about 1740, but the family history of that period is incomplete. He made his home in what is now West Penn Township, Schuylkill county, then included in Northampton County, PA. He had four sons. Life in this region was full of dangers in those days, for the settlers were never safe from Indiana raids, and the father of this family eventually lost his life defending his home against the savages. A band of Indians surrounded and attacked the Hoppes home one night, and in a fight which ensued John Michael Hoppes and tow of his sons were killed. The other two sons fought until the attackers withdrew defeated, and saved the mother and daughters. The three victims were buried next day under a pine tree near by, and the survivors decided to break up the home, being thoroughly discouraged by the evil turn of their fortune. One of the sons moved to Virginia and made a permanent settlement there. He succeeded in life, acquiring the ownership of a valuable plantation, and owned slaves. The other son, Jonas, remained in Pennsylvania. Born Jan,.12, 1753, he spent his life in Pennsylvania. When the Revolution broke out he took up arms in the cause of the Colonies, serving seven years. He was in a cavalry regiment and under Washington's command. In the retreat from Philadelphia he was captured by the British and kept without food for three days, was rescued by LaFayette's army, and returned to the service. After the war he became a prosperous farmer in West Penn township, Northampton (now Schuylkill) county, building a log house and barn on his tract, a considerable portion of which he succeeded in clearing. He farmed throughout his active years. His death occurred July 30, 1833, his wife, Catherine (Harr), who was born April 7, 1755, passing away July 5, 1823. They are buried at Zion's Church in West Penny township, and his grave is always decorated on Memorial Day. Mr. Hoppes was one of the most zealous members of Zion's Church, giving the land for the building site and cemetery plot, and he assisted in the erection of the church.

Christian Hoppes, son of Jonas, was born Aug. 1, 1787, in West Penn township, where he was reared and educated. He assisted his father on the home farm, and after his marriage bought a tract comprising 150 acres, of which he cleared a great portion. He had a sawmill which he operated besides cultivating his land, and remained there until his death, Aug. 2, 1856. His wife, Salome (Steigerwalt), born May 28, 1786, died March 31, 1861. They had twelve children, six sons and six daughters, and we have record of: Andrew, who married Susanna Moser or Mosser; Solomon, father of Joseph S. Hoppes; Salome, Mrs. Daniel Nothstein, Rebecca, Mrs. Henry Nothstein, Lydia, Mrs. David Hartung, and Katie, Mrs. Hiram Wehr. It is said the other six children died of dysentery. Christian Hoppes was originally a Democrat, finally a Republican, in politics. He was a prominent member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion's Church, West Penn township, served as elder and deacon, and assisted in building the present stone church in West Penn township.

Solomon Hoppes, son of Christian, was born July 13, 1809, in West Penn township, where he grew to manhood and received his education. He worked for his father up to the time of his marriage, when he bought twenty acres with a gristmill and sawmill, in New Mahoning township, Carbon Co., Pa., (now owned by Frank Klingerman). Later he bought three hundred acres in West Penn township, Schuylkill county, where his son Joseph now lives, and remained on this tract for fifty years, eventually selling the property to his son, Joseph S. and removing to Carbon county, where he died Dec. 11, 1890. His wife, Magdalene (Schneider), born Dec. 30, 1810, daughter of Michael and Polly (Sanders) Schneider, died May 5, 1899, and they are buried at Zion's Church. Like his father, Mr. Hoppes was an elder and deacon of Zion's Lutheran congregation in which he was an active worker for many years. Politically he was a Republican. For thirteen years he was captain of a militia cavalry company and attended the battalion meetings regularly. During the Civil war he served in Company E, 27th Pennsylvania Regiment. He and his wife reared a large family. Leah married Eli Nothstein and both are deceased. Polly married David Longacre, and both are deceased. Fianna died young, Carolina died young, Daniel married Katie Ziegler, and lives at Allentown, Pa; Joseph S. is next in the family; Eli, deceased, married Maria Klingerman, of Wanamakers, Pa,. and their children are Albert K. (a rural free delivery carrier at Germansville, Pa.), Dr. Dillion K. (a dentist of Tamaqua, Pa., married to Sue Brode) and Minnie, (Mrs. Irwin Reinhart of Wanamakers); Solomon, deceased, married Katie Stitzer, of Reading, Pa.; Washington married Annie Straub, and they are residents of Carbon county.

Joseph S. Hoppes, was born April 7, 1843, in West Penn township, where he grew up and received his education. He was employed with his father until he enlisted in the Union service. He was first assigned to duty as a teamster, driving four horses, hauling wood to different hospitals and prisons. He set out for Fairfax Court House as driver of an ammunition wagon, but the shipment was watched by Colonel Mosby's guerrillas and four teams were captured, the men, however, escaping. Mr. Hoppes' leader horse was shot. He returned to Washington and was given another team to drive until taken sick. He returned to his father's farm in West Penn township for a time, later reenlisitng under Capt. L. D. Laciar. This regiment was recruited at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and was under Col. Charles A. Albright. It was organized Sept. 3, 1864, proceeded to Camp Couch, near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 10, 1864; and on Sept. 23, 1864, was led out on a three days' march for exercise; proceeded via Washington Sept. 29, 1864, to Alexandria, Va.; and was sent to duty at Manassas Gap, taking position along the road from Thoroughfare Gap to Rectortown. This duty was arduous and the troops were harassed by Mosby and his guerrillas. They participated in a number of skirmishes, and the actions at Salem, Oct. 8th and 16th resulted in some loss. A party of Confederates succeeded in throwing trains off the track and poured a volley upon the victims. Then Colonel Albright ordered every building to be burned within a radius of one mile. After the railroad was abandoned they removed the ties and rails to Alexandria, Va., making their headquarters at Fairfax Station, where they protected the men chopping and the teams moving the wood. Toward the close of May, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Philadelphia, Pa., and was then sent to the coal regions, with headquarters at Tamaqua, Pa., Early in July Company A was sent to Pittsburgh, Pa., and late that month assembled at Harrisburg. At Occoquan Mr. Hoppes was wounded in the left leg, below the knee, was mustered out with the company, and honorably discharged, Aug. 3, 1865.

Returning from the army Mr. Hoppes bought his father's place of 300 acres, part of which was cleared, and he himself had 170 acres under cultivation. He carried on general farming extensively and profitably until 1913, when he sold 104 acres to Frank Troxell, and is now operating the rest of the original tract. He has attended markets at Summer Hill and Nesquehoning. He has assisted in the administration of township affairs in the capacity of school director, and has been a devoted worker for the promotion of proper educational facilities in his section, having served twenty-two years as treasure of the school board. In political faith he is a Republican. He adheres to the church of his ancestors, being a leading member of the Lutheran congregation at Zion's Church, which he serves as deacon. Socially he holds membership in the G. A. R., Bertolet Post, No. 484, at Lehighton, and in Washington Camp No. 615, P. O. S. of A. at Andreas (Sittler)L, Pa.; he is a charter member of the latter organization.

On May 5, 1867, Mr. Hoppes married Sarah Sittler, who was born Sept. 13, 1839, and died Nov. 16, 1870; she is buried at Zion's Church there. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Everett) Sittler. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes had one child, Sadie, born Nov. 22, 1869 who is married to James Gehry, a farmer of Germansville, Lehigh Co., Pa.; they have on adopted child, Alice Miller, now the wife of Henry Nothstein. Mrs. Gehry was educated in West Penn township and the academy at Myerstown, and lived at home until her marriage. On Sept. 6, 1873, Mr. Hoppes was married (second) to Elavina Klingaman, born Feb. 24, 1850, daughter of Jeremiah and Leah (Moser) Klingaman. There are no children by this union.

It will be observed that the members of the Hoppes family have a consistent record of patriotism and loyalty to the country in times of need, as previously stated. The first American ancestor died as one of the defenders of the frontier; his son had all unusually long service in the Revolution; and they have been represented in all the wars of the nation since, four serving in the Civil war.

Mr. Hoppes has always been keenly interested in history, and he treasures a number of relics of the early days which have come into his possession; he has a sleigh, the runners of which were made from the first rails that were used on the railroad between Philadelphia and Pottsville; he has the bit that was on the first horse killed in that battle of Bull Run; and old schooner wagon with which his father hauled produce from West Penn township to Philadelphia, many years ago, using six horses and taking nearly a week to make the round trip; an old buggy with wooden springs, which at one time was the property of an old Revolutionary soldier by the name of Fenstermacher; and an ancient flagstaff tip consisting of a spear and axe, used to protect the flag, captured at Trenton, N. J. from the British at the time of the crossing of the Delaware by General Washington.

Mrs. Sarah (Sittler) Hoppes, first wife of Joseph S. Hoppes, was the daughter of Samuel Sittler, who was a farmer all his life, owning and operating a large farm in the Mahoning township, Carbon Co., Pa.

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MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Joseph S. Hoppes, the second oldest son of Solomon Hoppes, was born April 7, 1843 in Schuylkill County, PA. He enlisted on August 25, 1864 at Harrisburg in Company A, 202 PA INF for the period of one year (Ref. #1). His enlistment bounty was $100 payable in three installments, one at the end of every four months of service. A Company Muster and Descriptive Roll dated Harrisburg, Pa., August 30, 1864 describes him as a laborer with dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and five feet, six inches in height. Company muster rolls through October 1864, for November/December 1864, for January/February 1865, for March/April 1865, and for May/June 1865 list him as Present, with the only other remark that his bounty pay would be reduced $0.56 for the loss of arms/equipment, namely a cap pouch. There were no indications that his unit had been engaged in enemy action or that he had been ill, wounded, or hospitalized. In short, he served for less than a year, with three or more months coming after Lee's surrender.

B. PENSION FILE INFORMATION

On May 15, 1891, Joseph S. Hoppes signed a Claimant's Affidavit to apply for a Civil War pension under the Act of June 27, 1890 (Ref. #2). He listed two disabilities: (1) Rheumatism contracted at or near Washington, DC in 1864 resulting from being exposed on wet ground and (2) varicose on leg contracted at or near Accotink, VA on or about April 1865 from falling through a bridge while on guard the night of the assassination of President Lincoln. He stated that his military service consisted of one term as teamster and second term a Priv. Co. A, 202 Regt Penna Vol. Because he did not list a military unit associated with his first term and because there were no service records indicating he joined the military prior to August 24, 1864, it is possible that he was a civilian teamster during his first term. On July 19, 1893, John M. Zimmerman who worked with and for Joseph S. Hoppes was deposed on his behalf, stating in part: I judge him disabled fully one half for the last three years, previous he could work better . . . On April 8, 1895, the War Department reported to the Commissioner of Pensions, Department of the Interior, that: The medical records show him treated as follows: as Joseph Hoppes Pr. Co. A, 202 Pa. July 20 to 27 - 65, Boils - Nothing additional found.

Joseph Hoppes' application for a pension was approved at the rate of six dollars a month under pension certificate # 907,119. On July 14, 1897, he sought a pension increase citing service-related injuries and those occurring subsequently. His military career injuries were listed as: (1) Rheumatism contracted in the US service in VA in April 1865, (2) severance to muscle caused by wagon passing over arm in November 1864, and (3) injury to leg caused by a fall from a bridge in VA April 14, 1865. On May 4, 1898, he answered the Bureau of Pension's five-part questionnaire, as follows: He was married to Elvina Hoppes nee Klingeman. He was married by Rev Strauss in Carbon County on September 6, 1873. He has a marriage certificate to prove his marriage. He previously was married to Sarah Sittler, who died in 1866 in Schuylkill County. He has a daughter Sadie Hoppes born November 22, 1868, who now is married to James Geary.
On February 23, 1907, Joseph Hoppes applied for a pension under the Act of February 6, 1907. He indicated he had been honorably discharged at Harrisburg on August 3, 1865. After Congress passed the Pension Act of May 11, 1912, Joseph Hoppes applied on April 9, 1913. His post office address was given as Sittlers, PA. In support of his application, he produced a birth certificate, which a Justice of the Peace copied (or translated) as follows:

Solomon and his wife Mary - nee Snyder - being a son born the 7th day of April A. D. 1843 this son is born in West Penn Twp, Schuylkill County, in the state of Pennsylvania, North America, and is baptized and given the name Joseph the 28th day of May A. D. 1843.

by August Bauer

Witnes David Wertman and his wife Catherine


In April 1915, Joseph Hoppes sent a questionnaire to the Pension Office, which stated that he was: Previously married May 5, 1867 to Sarah Sittler, of New Tripoli. But she died.

The next item in his Pension File is a Declaration For Widow's Pension dated April 7, 1917. In it, his wife Elvina states that she was married to Joseph Hoppes on September 6, 1873 by Reverend William H. Strauss at White Bear (Carbon County), PA, and that her husband died on March 9, 1917 in West Penn Twp (Schuylkill County, PA). A supporting document indicates that Joseph Hoppes' first wife Sarah Sittler died on November 16, 1870. The concluding document in the Pension File provides the information that Elvina Hoppes of Andreas, PA, a pensioner at the rate of $30 per month paid quarterly under certificate 838637, died on January 26, 1921.

Neither Joseph S. Hoppes' military service record nor his Pension File indicate that he saw hard service and received wounds. Moreover, the image portrayed in his July 14, 1897 pension application of a veteran suffering from rheumatism, a severed arm muscle, and a bad leg injured in a fall somehow seems incompatible with him marching in the line at the fall 1899 National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Philadelphia. Yet, over time, service rendered often appears to grow into deeds of valor. A good example is Joseph Hoppes' description of his military service published only a year before his death in Schuylkill County PA: Genealogy - Family History - Biography. In it, the biographer states:

Joseph S. Hoppes was born April 7, 1843, in West Penn township, where he grew up and received his education. He was employed with his father until he enlisted in the Union service. He was first assigned to duty as a teamster, driving four horses, hauling wood to different hospitals and prisons. He set out for Fairfax Court House as driver of an ammunition wagon, but the shipment was watched by Colonel Mosby's guerrillas and four teams were captured, the men, however, escaping. Mr. Hoppes' leader horse was shot. He returned to Washington and was given another team to drive until taken sick. He returned to his father's farm in West Penn township for a time, later reenlisting Aug. 24, 1864, for one year or during the war, in Company A, 202 Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. L. D. Laciar. This regiment was recruited at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and was under Col. Charles A. Albright. It was organized Sept. 3, 1864, proceeded to Camp Couch, near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 10,1864; on Sept. 23, 1864, was led out on a three days' march for exercise; proceeded via Washington Sept. 29, 1864, to Alexandria, Va.; and was sent to duty at Manassas Gap, taking position along the road from Thoroughfare Gap to Rectortown. This duty was arduous and the troops were harassed by Mosby and his guerrillas. They participated in a number of skirmishes, and the actions at Salem, Oct. 8th and 16th resulted in some loss. A party of Confederates succeeded in throwing trains off the track and poured a volley upon the victims. Then Colonel Albright ordered every building to be burned within a radius of one mile. After the railroad was abandoned they removed the ties and rails to Alexandria, Va., making their headquarters at Fairfax Station, where they protected the men chopping and the teams moving the wood. Toward the close of May, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Philadelphia, Pa., and was then sent to the coal regions, with headquarters at Tamaqua, Pa. Early in July Company A was sent to Pittsburgh, Pa., and late that month assembled at Harrisburg. At Occoquan Mr. Hoppes was wounded in the left leg, below the knee, was mustered out with the company, and honorably discharged Aug. 3, 1865.

Somehow falling off a bridge was transformed into being wounded in the leg. But in the end, Joseph Hoppes' image of his military achievements prevailed. Over his grave in the cemetery of Zion's Old Stone Church at Snyders, PA stands a near-life statue of the bearded warrior in full uniform holding his rifle in front of him near the top of its barrel and vigilantly gazing toward the great Blue Mountain. The inscription on his monument states: JOSEPH S. HOPPES Co. A, 202nd REGT. PA. INF. APRIL 7, 1843 MARCH 9, 1917. Underneath his inscription are the words: ELVINA HOPPES FEB. 24, 1850 JAN. 22,1921. Nearby, a far less auspicious 19th Century tombstone with the sleek form of a dove perched atop records: Sarah Wife of Joseph S. Hoppes Born Sept. 13, 1839 Died Nov. 16, 1870 Aged 31 Years 2 Months & 3 Days (Ref. #4).

REFERENCES

1. Joseph S. Hoppes' Co. A, 202 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Joseph S. Hoppes' Pension File # WC-838-637, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

3. J. H. Beers & Company, Schuylkill County PA: Genealogy - Family History - Biography, Chicago, IL, 1916, pages 467-470.

4. Tombstone inscriptions, Zion's Old Stone Church, Snyders, PA.

Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

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Unknown PA Paper
MARCH 1917

SUMMONED TO
THEIR MAKER

Joseph Hoppes, one of the best known farmers of the West Penn Valley, died near midnight Friday from a stroke of appoplexy. He had been in poor health all winter due to several light strokes and for several weeks was confined to his home. Deceased was born in the Mahoning Valley April 7, 1843 and was aged 73 years, 11 months, and 2 days. When Lincoln issued his call for volunteers during the dark days of the rebellion, Mr. Hoppes was a school boy and was one of the body of pupils who left the little school house in Mahoning to go to the front, enlisting as a private in Company A, 202d Penna. Volunteers. His company saw active service in several of he most important engagements of the war and "Joe" Hoppes, as he was familiarly known to everybody in this section, oftimes regaled the boys with interesting war stories at the country store or wherever they happened to congregate. Always young in spirit, Mr. Hoppes had a long list of friends who were sorry to hear of his sudden death. Besides his aged companion he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James H. Geary, of Germansville. The funeral was held this (Thursday) morning from the family residence in West Penn followed by services and burial at Zion's Church. The services were conducted by his pastor Rev. W. H. Strauss assisted by Rev. H. D. Houtz, and were largely attended by relatives and friends.

[NI1452] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Elias S. Hoppes, the third son of Solomon Hoppes, was born December 16, 1844. Unlike his two older brothers, he did see front-line service in the Civil War at Antietam, MD and Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, VA but once again there is no evidence he was wounded in action. He served two terms of duty. During the first (Ref. #1), he enlisted at Tamaqua, PA on August 8, 1862 for a period of nine months in Capt. Rehrer's Company (Co. E), 129th Regiment, PA INF and was mustered in at Harrisburg, PA on August 14, 1862. Nine months to the day, on May 18, 1863, he was mustered out at Harrisburg. He is listed as Present on all the Company E, 129 muster rolls in his Service File for this period, with no information being entered into the remarks field on any of the rolls. During his second tour of duty, he claimed to have enlisted in Company G, 198 PA INF on September 1, 1864 and to have been discharged near Washington, D. C., on June 3, 1865. There are no muster rolls in the referenced file to support this service.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Apparently, Elias Hoppes applied for a pension under the Act of June 27, 1890, but his claim is missing from his Pension File (Ref. #2). On April 13, 1892, the Bureau of Pensions requested the War Department to furnish information about Elias Hoppes who alleged that while on duty at Fredericksburg, Va., on or about Dec. 13, 1862, he was disabled by affection of back and was treated in hospitals of which the names, locations, and dates of treatment are as follows: Regimental surgeon. When the Pension Office contacted him in February 1865 to request further information, Elias Hoppes took the opportunity to send a hand-written letter to the Pension Office directly, which stated:

Steinsville Pa. March 4/ 1895
Wm. Lochron

Esteemed correspondence(?) of the 27 Feb at hand asking my occupation after my discharge in the Year 1866. I went in school at Lehighton Carbon Co Pa. My PO was New Mahoning Carbon Co Pa in the year 1867. I went to Father in Mill but as I came so weak in my Back I hat to quit hat Doctor Jacob Kistler he lives now in Lehighton Carbon Co Pa after being in bed for some month he got me out that was in 1882 since I was not able to run the mill in 1888 I mufed to Steinsville Lehigh Co Pa and am here yet and have now Doctor Erb he is my doctor

First I came to my Weakness in back was after the battle of Fredrickburg, Va Dec 13, 1862 We lost all, we had nothing but the frosen ground to sleep on.

Im now with my Wife here have a little country store I'm able to be up some 2 hour a day for I'm to Weak in my Back and Legs so I must lie down or set most all the day I wish you could see some of my doctors they would say the same Hope a day will come that God will call me home to Heaven, for I have been asking you so long for help but you have so long forgotten me asked comrade Mr. Lewis H. Roth he is in your Pension office he knows me. My father and I and three Brother where all vol in the union Army and none of us gets Pension I asked to be excused for Poor Writing I fearfull(?) would do better if I could I remain Your Weak and humble

Elias Hoppes
Steinsville
Lehigh Co Pa

P. S. I yet see in your P. B. asking something which I can not understand but will do as I think you ask my No. claim is 837664 I was vol in Co E. 129 Reg Capt E Godfrey Rehrers on the 8 day of Aug 1862 came to the first Battle of Anteatum at the southmountain Md Comrade Lewis H. Roth lost his arm remember me to him he is in your office that was Sept 16 and 17 1862 from there to Frederickburg Va Dec 13, 1863 where we lost all I remember that Daniel Hardinger and Jacob Longacre carried me to the luck fire I laid sleeping on the ground had no feeling in back and Legs. Had a good field Doctor so he got me able to be with the Mud trip that was at auful (?) also was Present at Jensville May 3 1863 where I was capture but soon recapture but we lost many Dear comrade

Discharged May 18 1863 at Harrisburg Pa US I have no more time to send this with today eve mail I will close by hoping that you will nor forget me this time. God be with you all Good bye

(signed) Elias Hoppes


This was the first of a series of statements made by Elias Hoppes that appear in his Pension File. The next, written by the applicant himself on August 18, 1896, claimed:

After the Battle of Fredrickburg va Dec 13 1862 I had lost blanket over coat and tent so hat to sleep on frosent ground also at Gen Burnside Mud March and at the Battle of Chancellorsville felt lame in Back and Legs after my coming home from the Army I went to Father on the farm but as I was Weak in Back and Legs father send me to School at Lehighton Pa for that I was able to get along stayed with Elias Nothstein he died some 15 years ago father took me on the farm again as I was not able to do hard Work he send me in Mill to Mr. H. Wehr to help him what I can Mr. Wehr is dead after that father Rented me the Mill but as I was not able to do the Work I had F. D. Klingeman to do the Work from Mill I went to Steinsville on a farm and as Im not able to Work I went in a little Country store where Im now doing what I can which is very little for Im so Weak in Back and Legs that I must lie down half time of a day I was trying my best to find some of my schoolmates but was unable to meet them I wrote this affidavit myself was not aided of prompted by any Written or Printed statement or recital prepared or dictated by any other person and not attached as an exhibit to my testimony

(signed) Elias Hoppes
On November 30, 1897, the Bureau of Pensions sent their five-part questionnaire to Elias Hoppes at Wanamaker, PA. He filled out the form promptly and dated his reply as December 2,1897. His responses to each of the questions were:

No. 1. Yes Im a married man to Miss Maria Klingeman

No. 2. November 26 1871 at Lehighton Carbon Co Pa by Rev E. A. Bauer

No. 3. honest

No. 4. No my wife is living yet and Im only married once and she is an honest good Wife

No. 5. Minnie was born Aug 25 1873 is now Married to P Reinhard lives at Hatzeton Lucern Co Pa ---- Albert was born Feb 9 1875 is single yet ---- Odillon was born July 5 1877 is single yet ---- Mary was born June 16 1887 Died Jan 20 1880 ---- so I have one Daughter and two sons living yet

A week later, on December 9, 1897, Elias Hoppes filled out another document titled CLAIMANT'S AFFIDAVIT based on his service as a Private in Co. E, 129th PA Volunteer Infantry in which he wrote:

I Elias Hoppes was born Dec 16 1844 in Schuylkill Co Pa Aug 8 1862 when Pres. Lincoln called again for vol I asked Father to go "Yes my son you may go and God be with you" was his ans. Enrolled Aug 8 1862 at Harrisburg Pa in Comp E 129 R P vol when we Marched from Washington D. C. to Anteatem Maryland in Sept 1862 I came weak in legs but by rest I came over it. On the 13 of Dec 1862 when we came in town of Freadricksburg Va we where ordered to put our Napsack in a store room blanket and over coat - lost Battle and where unable to get Napsack came back had to lay on frozen ground without shelter where I lost my health in Back and legs. But by our field Doctor I was recovered that I was able to make with the Gen Burnside Mud March as near as I can say it was in Jan 1863 all night in snow and rain next morning I felt so weak in Back that I was not able to keep up w/ March but became better was able to be in frond again at the Battle of Chanslersville Va May 3 1863 but hat to watch me not to sleep on the ground - when I came home Father took me on farm again when I worked I became weak both in Legs and Back so father found me just ½ of a man to work asked me about (it) I told him I received it in the army he was sorry but said "I will send you in school at Lehighton" from school in Mill to tend to a/c books and light work with Mr Wehr Dr Bergermoyer was that time my Dr. after the death of Mr Wehr I had F. D. Klingeman with me he came to me in 1872 and near as I can say in 1882 I was so weak in Back that I was not able to be up and Dr Kistler was tenting to me now you have both Klingeman and Dr Kistlers evidence I cheerfully would send my good Fathers Mr Wehrs and Dr Bergermoyers evidence if I could but all are Dead so Im the only Witness from Discharge up to 1882 this is written by myself in my room at Wanamaker Pa all alone to this I will go under Oath this eve. and May the good God tell our Hon. Commissioner that I tell nothing but the truth fer now Im ¾ Disabled to work and get every year Weaker, is the truth of yours Hamble Elias Hoppes
To support his submission, Elias Hoppes requested a number of acquaintances to submit a Neighbor's or other Person's Affidavit including his youngest brother George Washington (Wash) Hoppes and Dennis Nothstein, the son of the individual with whom he boarded while at school in Lehighton. In a statement dated December 15, 1897, Wash Hoppes testified that his brother was half disabled when he returned from the War in 1865. It was signed G. W. Hoppes in Wash's artistic script. Dennis Nothstein, on the other hand, testified on December 20, 1897, that Elias Hoppes had missed some school days in Lehighton because of his bad back and that, on occasion, he had helped Elias in the mill because of his bad back. Apparently, Elias Hoppes requested several other neighbors to make depositions on his behalf, as well. In a CLAIMANT'S AFFIDAVIT dated January 17th 1898, Elias Hoppes references the statements of Edwin Steigerwalt and Frank Klingeman. He concluded this affidavit by stating:

Worked with George Henry and Wilson Benegoff both have given there testimony in my Pension Claim. If I was well and had no honest Debt to Pay I would not asked for Pension but as I was a vol soldier from the 2nd Battl of Bull run August 30 1862 up to Appomattox Va April 9, 1865 and lost my health in the Battles by being exposed to the cold rainy days of Winter weather I respectfully Pray our Hon. Commissioner of Pension to help me along as a comrade for Im ¾ disabled so that I can not work more than ¼ of a day and some days can do nothing.

Although Elias Hoppes may have been lame in his back and legs and three-quarters disabled in January 1898, he still was fit enough to march in the line at the National Encampment of the GAR in Philadelphia in fall 1899. Several months later, on February 20, 1900, he filled out another CLAIMANT'S AFFIDAVIT, which remarkably claimed military service he never had mentioned previously in any documents in his Pension File. In response to a Pension Office inquiry about his activities after his discharge in May 1863, Elias Hoppes stated:

Time of my first Discharge May 18/ 1863 to my last enlistment Sept 1, 1864

When I came home I was Lame in Back and legs and by rest and a good bed I came able again for the Emergency of our state Enrolled June 4 1863 had a Battle at Wrightville Pa had to burn the Bridge at Columbia to safe Harrisburg all the time I was not able to sleep on the ground always on board and trye Places to that I send a Comrades affidavit Jacob Longacre Discharged July 24, 1863 after that Went to Reading Worket for Isaac Doubert in a fleur cenutry(?) Mill Mr. Daubert was Drowned in the canal at Perryville Carbon Co Pa some 15 years ago and his Wife and two children Died some 5 years ago in Allentown Pa and now I can not find the second witness to my health of first Discharge May 18/ 1863 to Sept 1 1864 when I tried it for the last time Discharge Near Washington D. C. June 3 1865 and since Im lame in Back and Legs lost ¾ of my time and some time Im not able to go out of the house to this I have 15 affidavit Send and I myself will take my oath to this this is written by myself at home Im all alone

(signed) Elias Hoppes

By an act dated May 9, 1900, Congress amended the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, further relaxing the requirements for an Invalid Pension. Elias Hoppes submitted an application for such a pension on July 16, 1900 even though his earlier perseverance had resulted in his receipt of Pension Certificate 886,768. In his new application, he cited his service in Co. E, 129 Regiment PA INF. Ignoring his alleged participation in the PA State emergency of June/July 1863, Elias Hoppes stated:

That he has not been in the Military or Naval service other than as above set forth (except) Enrolled again Sept 1 1864 in Co G 198 Reigt Pa vol Dis. June 3 1865 near Washington D. C. after the capture of Lee Army April 9 1865 at Appotaxtatox Va I was lame both in Back and Legs I could not keep up with Army.

Somehow his alleged condition at Appomattox seems incompatible with the newspaper report that he served as one of General Grant's provost guard. Yet according to family tradition, the remarkable Elias Hoppes was, indeed, present at Appomattox when General Lee surrendered to LTG Grant. According to a cousin of his (Ref. #3): At the time of the surrender, Elias snitched the Court House Seal. About 15 yrs. ago Claude Reinhart his grandson discovered it in the attic at Wanamakers. Seal verified by the Smithsonian Institute, I think.

After Congress passed the Act of February 6, 1907, Elias Hoppes applied for a new pension on February 15, 1907. Three years later, on January 26, 1910, however, his wife Maria filed a Declaration for Widow's Pension stating that her husband had died at Wanamaker, PA on January 15, 1910.

Maria Klingaman Hoppes survived her husband Elias by over 16 years. The last item in Elias Hoppes' Pension file is the DROP REPORT - PENSIONER for Maria Hoppes under Pension # 698748, which states in part: Jul 8 1826 The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $30 per month to May 4, 1926 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death May 9, 1926.


REFERENCES

1. Elias S. Hoppes' Co. E, 129 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Elias S. Hoppes' Pension File # WC-698-748, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

3. Evelyn Hausman, Correspondence with Dr. Harry Hoppes titled: Civil War Data Pa. Hoppes Family, 1970. Evelyn Hausman nee Shankweiler was the granddaughter of Elias Hoppes' older brother Daniel Hoppes and the daughter of Minnie (Hoppes) Shankweiler, the so-called "Christian Hoppes family Historian" in Ellen Priscilla (Zehner) Carpenter's well-known book: The First Zehner -Hoppes Family History, published in 1939 by Mirror Press of South Bend, IN.
21414 SOLOMON S. HOPPES

Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1453] "History of Schuylkill County, PA, with Illistrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers" New York: W. W. Munsell & Co., , 36 Vesey Street, 1881 Press of George Macnamara, 36 Vesey Street, N.Y.
Township and Borough Histories pp 232


Second Lieutenant Solomon S. Hoppes is a native of Schuylkill county, born in West Penn township in September, 1846. He served in the 34th Pennsylvania reserves during the rebel invasion of Pennsylvania, and re-enlisted in Company A, 202nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, as a private. He was in the engagement at Salem Hill. He was discharged August 3rd, 1865, and afterward volunteered for three months additional service. He was commissioned to his present rank at the organization of the Guards. August 13th, 1874, he married Katie E. Stitzer, of this place. Since 1876 he has been a grocer. Before that he was a book-keeper at the Excelsior mills for four years.

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MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Solomon Snyder Hoppes, the fourth son of Solomon Hoppes, was born October 18, 1846. He enlisted on August 18, 1864 at Harrisburg in Company A, 202 PA INF for the period of one year (Ref. #1), one week before his older brother enlisted in the same unit. His enlistment bounty was $100 payable in three installments, one at the end of every four months of service. A Company Muster and Descriptive Roll dated Harrisburg, Pa., August 30, 1864 indicates he was age 19, born in Schuylkill County, PA, and describes him as a saddler with blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and five feet, seven inches in height. Company muster rolls through October 1864, for November/December 1864, for January/February 1865, for March/April 1865, and for May/June 1865 list him as Present. He was discharged at Harrisburg, PA on August 3, 1865, the same date as his brother Joseph. Like the muster rolls for his older brother, there were no indications that his unit had been engaged in enemy action or that he had been ill, wounded, or hospitalized. In short, he served for less than a year, with three or more months coming after Lee's surrender.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Solomon S. Hoppes did not receive any wounds or injuries during his tour of duty. Under the Congressional Act of June 27, 1890, however, it made no difference whether wounds, injuries, or diseases were incurred during military service or after discharge, as long as they were not the result of the applicant's vicious [bad] habits. On March 4, 1896, Solomon S. Hoppes signed a Declaration for Invalid Pension citing an injury to his left shoulder and arm he had received some five years earlier at the Tunnel Ridge Coal Colliery (Ref. #2). In his declaration, he stated: While running some empty Coal Cars under Breaker to be loaded, one of them became derailed and while in the act of putting same on track with a heavy lever, myself lifting with my shoulder, the lever slipped & caused the accident and ever since I can not use said arm and shoulder to do work on acct of pain and Rheumatism. I am subject to asthma and shortness of breath. In connection with his pension application, on April 29, 1896, the US War Department informed the Commissioner of Pensions that they could find no medical records of Solomon S. Hoppes having been treated during his tour of duty.

In May 1898, Solomon S. Hoppes submitted a flurry of documents supporting his pension claim. In one of them dated May 2nd, 1898, he elaborates on his military service by stating that he also was: a Private in Co. F, 34th Regt Pennsylvania Militia. Enlisted June 29, 1863. Discharged August 10, 1863 as Private. That subsequent to his discharge as Private from Co A, 202nd Regt Pa Vol Infantry, he was a member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania. His service was as follows: Enlisted as a Private in Co C 7th Regt November 13, 1875. Elected 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to Co E 8th Regt. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant September 11, 1885. Resigned March 1886. Total service in the N. G. of Pa ten years and three months. That this was his entire military and naval service in the United States and State service.
On May 13, 1898, Solomon S. Hoppes signed another CLAIMANT'S AFFIDAVIT, which stated that he is unable to furnish the testimony of the persons who were present at the Colliery when he incurred the injury of arms and left shoulder viz, Martin Grady head coal loader and William Gorman the assistant coal loader because both are dead. These disabilities were incurred in 1887. The following day two of Solomon Hoppes' acquaintances testified about his character although neither knew when, where, of how the alleged injuries occurred. William Broughall, a member of the G. A. R. Post in Mahanoy City indicated that Solomon Hoppes is a man of excellent character, good habits and a worthy citizen, and William Blew, who belonged to the same order P. O. S. of A., stated he is a man of good habits, sober, and industrious and bears a good reputation. In another document dated May 19th, 1898, Solomon Hoppes submitted his answers to the five-part Bureau of Pensions questionnaire. His answers were:

No. 1. Kate E. Stitzer. Maiden name.

No. 2. August 13th, 1874 Mahanoy City Schuylkill Co. by Rev. N. C. McComas. Methodist Episcopal Church

No. 3. Myself and My Wife Kate E. Hoppes are living Happily together.

No. 4. ( question and answer space crossed out)

No. 5 Arthur Leroy Hoppes Born Dec 26th 1874; John Solomon born March 25th 1876; Bessie Nov. 28th 1877; James A. Garfield. Aug. 2nd 1880; Burd S. Hoppes Feb 17th 1884; and Lenore June 29th 1889. All are living 3 oldest married.


Solomon Hoppes' pension claim was rejected on July 9, 1898 on the basis of no ratable disability shown under Act of June 27, '90. On August 2, 1898, he then signed a Supplemental Declaration for Invalid Pension citing his PA National Guard service; in it he claimed additional disability because of asthma and shortness of breath through malarial and Typhoid fever incurred at Pittsburg Pa during the riots of 1877 while serving in Co C 7th Regt N. G. P. as 2nd Lieut. On November 18, 1898, the Bureau of Pensions instructed a Medical Referee to Make a careful & thorough examination giving the soldier's exact condition in every particular with regard to his alleged injury of left shoulder & arm, rheumatism, asthma, shortness of breath, malarial poisoning, results of typhoid fever - varicose veins, disease of heart. In his report dated December 12, 1898, the Medical Referee stated: I have carefully considered the papers on file in this case and in my opinion the rejection of July 9, 1898 was proper and should stand. A rate of $8 may be allowed in the claim filed August 19, 1898 for injury of left shoulder, rheumatism and resulting disease of heart under Act of June 27, 1890. In addition to investigating Solomon S. Hoppes' medical condition, the Bureau of Pensions also checked on this PA militia service. On January 19, 1899, an auditor for the War Department reported that: In the case of Solomon Hoppes, late Company F, 34th Pa. Em. Militia, the company roll shows that he was enrolled June 29, 1863, discharged August 11, 1863, and paid for 1 month and 13 days. No record of medical treatment.
Shortly thereafter, Solomon Hoppes' pension claim was approved at the rate of $8 per month under Pension Certificate No. 978482. On December 15, 1903, he signed a DECLARATION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION AND NEW DISABILITY Under Acts of June 27, 1890, May 9, 1900, and July 1, 1902 on account of the rate of pension not being proportionate to rate of disability for which he is already pensioned. Additionally, he claimed Bleeding Piles and Lumbago. His claim for increased compensation was rejected on May 10, 1904.

Solomon S. Hoppes died on October 28th, 1907 when he was accidentally struck by a passing train and suffered a fractured skull while returning from work as a watchman in a local steel rolling mill. At the time of his death, Solomon Hoppes was renting a home at 917 Madison Avenue, Reading, PA. He owned no real estate and his personal property was valued at $100.

The remaining documents in his pension file, which outnumber the earlier documents by about 2:1, involve his widow, Kate E. (Stitzer) Hoppes. Between the time of Solomon Hoppes' death in 1907 and Kate Hoppes' death on December 23, 1916, Solomon's pension under certificate 978482 grew from $8 per month to $20 per month under Kate's widow's pension certificate No. 634820. Among the depositions made in connection with her pension claim is the following statement of Isaac B. Wingert: That he and the aforesaid parties (Kate E. Stitzer and Solomon S. Hoppes) lived in Mahanoy City Pa where the deceased soldier worked and where they were married - He the affiant often visited the aforesaid soldier in the mill where he worked before his marriage to the claimant - He knew the deceased soldier since 1871 and the widow the claimant since 1864 - There was quite a sensation in Mahanoy City when the soldier married the claimant as both were pretty well advanced in years when they were married. - That he is positive that neither were ever married before, he certainly would have known it. In another deposition supporting the claim of Kate E. (Stitzer) Hoppes, Alice Wingert testified that before Kate married Solomon Hoppes, she and Alice's sister were in partnership and had a Millinery store and were dressmakers in Mahanoy City Pa.

Kate E. Hoppes, the daughter of John Stitzer and Sarah Heckman, died very suddenly on the evening of December 23, 1916 at Thumser's drugstore in Brooklyn, NY while visiting her son James Garfield Hoppes at 7514, 17th Avenue in Brooklyn for Christmas. She had been residing in Altoona, PA at the time. On December 28, 1916, she was buried in the Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, PA, the same Cemetery in which her husband had been buried on October 31, 1907.

REFERENCES

1. Solomon S. Hoppes' Co. A, 202 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Solomon S. Hoppes' Pension File # WC-634-820, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1456] Times News, August 14, 1999

Dusty streets and an
abundance of snakes

The summer of 1886 may not have been as prolonged as the drought now being experienced, but some events made it a memorable time. The Mauch Chunk Daily Times reported in early August that A. J. DeVoe, known as the "weather prophet," predicted that for a week, the mercury "will run near 100 in the shade." He also forecast heavy showers by the middle of the month and tornado for the Rhode Island area.

One just had to look as far as the streets to find evidence of hot weather. They were covered with several inches of dust. It was always a relief when the brorough sprinkler made its appearance on the streets.

"Now we can polish our shoes and brush our clothes, feeling sure that the dust will not bother us," said one reporter.

The hot summer also brought out a number of snake stories. One lady was startled to find a six-foot black snake coiled in her chicken coop when she went for eggs. Her husband shot the reptile with his revolver. When the snake's stomach was cut open, it was filled with egg shells.

In an earlier edition of the Daily Times, a reporter proclaimed Washington Hoppes of Mahoning Township the "champion snake killer in Carbon County."

The Tamaqua Courier took some exception the the boast, noting that their town had two snake hunters who could do better. An article in the Tamaqua paper stated that Charles Evans and Moses Welsh killed 48 rattlesnakes while walking along Pitch Mountain.

The two men said there were seven older snakes and the rest were young "rattlers." The men said that when the young snakes saw them, they "crept into the mouths of the older ones, and these more mature snakes then became very defensive. After cutting one of the larger snakes, it found to contain eight young snakes!

One of the great discomforts brought on by the hot weather was insects. Since there was no insect repellent, the only way to combat the summer invasion of mosquitoes and flies was to try swatting them away. Opened windows were an invitation to the swarming insects. Once inside the home, they could be found around the stove or milk crocks, and on exposed food and fruit.

When the insect invasion was especially bad, boys in the household were sometimes given leafy branches - an early fly swatter - to reduce the suffering of others trying to dine.

Defenseless sleepers had no relief at night as it seemed the insects enjoyed assembling in the dark bedroom. One of the most-welcomed inventions of the 1880s was the window screen, which allowed fresh air to circulate, but did not help against the annoying bugs.

However, the circulation of air was reason enough for Russel Lynes, author and editor of Harper's Magazine, to call the invention of the screen "the most humane contribution the nineteenth century made to the preservation of sanity and good temper."

[NI1485] Wooster Daily Record
Saturday, September 29, 1956

Rev. Hoppes, Once Nashville Pastor

Shreve - - Rev. Byrd S. Hoppes, who was pastor of the Nashville Methodist Church for seven years, died at the home of his daughter, Blanche, in Miami, Fla. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have resided there since a heart attack caused his retirement from the Nashville church.

His son, Byrd, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Blanche Hoppes.

[NI1496] Hazleton Standard-Sentinel,
Wed. Apr. 3, 1935

Harry V. Hoppes, manager of the National Silk Throwing Co., at Lehighton, who died at that place, was well known in Hazleton and Conyngham. He often visited his uncle, Rev. W.H. Heldt when the latter was pastor of the Conyngham Lutheran church and maintained the friendship he made in this region after
Rev. W.H. Heldt moved to Honesdale.

[NI1509] Unknown Newspaper
1935

Israel M. Hoppes Died At Age of 78

Israel M. Hoppes, a well-known resident of Schuylkill Haven, died on Sunday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Foster Fahl, after a brief illness. His funeral took place Wednesday.

The deceased was born in West Penn Township and for 14 years lived in Mahanoy City. For the past 42 years, he had been a resident of Schuylkill Haven. The trade of miller he followed for 10 or 12 years and, later was a stationary engineer in numerous flour mills. Of recent years, he was employed at the court house as a tipstaff.

Mr. Hoppes was a member of the St. John's Reformed Church. His wife died 15 years ago. Twenty-four years ago, Mr. Hoppes sustained several strokes, which left him partially paralyzed in his limbs. He was, however, able to be about. He was the father of three children, all of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Foster Fahl, Schuylkill Haven; Mrs. John Heebner, Pottsville; Andrew Hoppes, of Millville, NJ. Eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive, together with a brother, Grant, of Philadelphia, and the following sisters: Mrs. Emma Wingert, Frakville; Mrs. Angelina Hill of Reading.

The funeral of Israel Hoppes was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Foster Fahl, Columbia St., Sch. Haven, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Rev. E.S. Noll, pastor of St. John's Reformed Church, conducted the services at the home and the grave in Union Cemetery.

The funeral was largely attended, and there were many floral tributes. The pall bearers were John and Norman Heebner, Russell Kerschner, Jos. Kramer and William Schlessler.

[NI1538] August 8, 1966
Mrs. Hattie M. Fahl

Mrs. Hattie M. (Hoppes) Fahl, formerly of 224 Columbia St., Sch. Haven, died Monday, 3:30 a.m. at Fiar Acres, Middletown Twp., Delaware Co.

Surviving are a son, DeVon Fahl, of Media; three grandchildren, Frederick of Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn; Mary Louise, wife of Samuel Burns, Baltimore, Md.; Lisa Alva at home; one brother, Andrew Hoppes, York.

Mrs. Fahl, 82, was the widow of Foster C. Fahl. He died Feb. 1, 1965. Mrs. Fahl was born in Mahanoy City, a daughter of the late Israel and Anna Dress Hoppes. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Order of the Eastern Star, and American Legion Auxillary, Sch. Haven.

In addition to the son and three grandchildren, there is also one great grandchild surviving.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from Geschwindt Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. Eugene Moyer officiating; interment in Union Cemetery, Sch. Haven.

[NI1539] Foster Fahl Dies of Stroke Feb. 1, 1965

Foster C. Fahl, 224 Columbia St., died Monday at 6:10 p.m. in the Pottsville Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at 2 p.m. Monday and was taken tot he hospital in the community ambulance.

A native of Auburn he was the son of Joshua and Fietta Fahl.

He was last employed at Argo Mills, having retired four years ago.

Mr. Fahl was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, the POS of A and the Junior Order of Mechanics.

Mr. and Mrs. Fahl celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary recently.

Surviving are, his widow, the former Httie M. Hoppes; on son, DeVon of Media; one grandson, DeVon Frederick, student at Bethel College, McKenzie, Tennessee; two granddaughters, Mary Louise, wife of Samuel Burns of Baltimore, Md., and Lisa, of Media; and a great-grandson born Friday.

Funeral services were held today from the Geschwindt Funeral Home. The Rev. L. Eugen Moyer officiated with burial in the Union Cemetery.

[NI1557] Postville Review
Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa
October 15, 1873

Notice. This is to notify the Public that I forbid anyone trusting my wife Thressa Hoppes, on my account, as I will not pay any such debts. John Hoppes.

[NI1582] Carr/Hoppes - Steele City

Source: The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, January 3, 1918
At 8 o'clock Christmas night Mrs. Bertha Carr of this city and
Mr. Elmer Hoppes of DesMoines, Iowa, were married. Mr. and Mrs.
Hoppes will leave in a few days for Des Moines where they will
make their home.

[NI1595] Emmet and Dickinson Counties, Iowa, Volume 2, Pages 384-385

The operation of his fine farm of 160 acres in Armstrong Grove Township requires practically the entire attention of Warner L. Hoppus, leaving him little time for outside interests. He was born in Clayton Co., Iowa Dec. 8, 1857, and is a son of Daniel and Francis (Hanna) Hoppus, natives respectively of Pa. and of Ohio. The father was a butcher by trade but following his removal to Iowa carried on farming here. Subsequently he was similarly engaged in Minnesota and in Canada, his death occurring in the Dominion in Aug. 1912, when he had reached the venerable age of 88 yrs. His wife is still living in that country.

Warner L. Hoppus grew to manhood in Hardin Co., Iowa and had the privilege of attending the common schools until he was 14 years old. He then began working as a farm hand and so continued until 1881, when he rented land. Two years later he bought a farm in Hardin Co., which he operated for 3 yrs. but at the end of that time he again rented land, which he cultivated for 2 years. He at length purchased another farm in Franklin Co., but after giving 5 years to it's operation be came to Emmet Co., in 1894. For 17 yrs. he operated one farm in Armstrong Grove Township under lease but at the end of that time he realized a long cherished purpose as he purchased 160 acres of fine land. His place is situated on Section 21, Armstrong Grove Township, and its value has been increased by many improvements. He is engaged in general farming and his yearly income is a gratifying one.

Mr. Hoppus was married 28th of Dec. 1881 to Miss Julia Rogers and to them were born 3 children Lyman A. born Nov 13, 1883 and died 1886, Lee L. who was born Oct. 7, 1887 and is now farming in Armstrong Grove Township; and Luella Blanche, born July 30, 1889. On the 6th of May, 1911, the wife and mother died suddenly of heart failure. She had many warm friends and her demise was the occasion of much sincere grief.

In politics Mr. Hoppes is a Republican and fraternally is identified with the Modern Woodsmen of America. In successfully managing his agriculture interests and improving his farm he is not only gaining prosperity for himself but is also contributing to the development of his township and county, whose wealth consists of chiefly rich farm lands.

[NI1615] July 3, 1835
Yancy County Minute Docket
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

Adam Hoppis was drawn to serve as a Juror in the next Superior court.

Yancy County Minute Docket
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
February Session 1838

February 6, 1838
Adam Hoppis served on an Appeal Jury for Daniel Angel vs Enoch Harrol. Findings in favor of the defendant.

February 8, 1838
Adam Hoppis severd on a Jury for John Bailey vs John Leford. Findings in favor of the plantiff, damages of $45.00 awarded.

February 9, 1838

A. Hoppis vs. Austin and others. Rule on the plantiff to file prosecution bond by June next or case be dismissed.

Yancy County Minute Docket
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
April and June Sessions, 1838

Adam Hoppis served on the jury for Jourdan Council vs. Samuel Wilcox. Findings in favor of the plantiff, damages awarded $26.47.

June 26, 1838

Adam Hoppis vs Samuel Austin & others - nonsuite.

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PERSONAL SUMMARY

Adam Hoppes was born about 1790 in Lincoln County, NC, the oldest son of Joh. Adam Happes, the recipient of a Revolutionary War pension. During the War of 1812 he served as a Private in Captain Henry Rudisell’s 7th Company of the 8th Regiment on Lincoln County, NC Militia. After the War, he moved with his family and his father’s from Lincoln County to Burke’s County, NC. Ultimately, he moved deeper into the mountains of western North Carolina, lived there with his unmarried daughter Louisa, and died at about age 93 near Bakersville, Mitchell County, NC.


PENSION FILE (SO 32430)

After Congress passed the Act of March 9, 1878 providing pensions to qualifying veterans of the War of 1812 and their widows, Adam Hoppes submitted the following application (Ref. #1)

WAR OF 1812

DECLARATION OF SOLDIER FOR PENSION

State of North Carolina
County of Mitchell ss.

On this Seventeenth day of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, personally appeared before me, J H Greene Clerk of the Superior Court, a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Adam Hoppes, aged 87 years, a resident of ________, County of Mitchell State of N. C., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married; that his wife’s name was Catharine Link, to whom he was married at the widow Links in Lincoln Co. N. C., on the _______ day of ________, 1809; that he served the full period of 14 days in the (1) Military service of the United States in the War of 1812; that he is the identical Adam Hoppes, who (2) enlisted in Captain Henry Rudisell’s company, _____ regiment, ________ brigade, ________ division, at Reel’s Muster Ground, Lincoln Co. N. C. on the ________ day of October 1813, and was honorably discharged at Salisbury N. C. on
the ______ day of February, 1815, that (3) he entered the service as private and remained in readiness for nearly two years, that he joined his company at Charlotte, N. C. and remained in service, three of four weeks during which they were ordered to proceed to the seat of war and got as far as Salisbury N. C. when news of peace reached them and they were disbanded, that he failed to get his discharge regularly filled up. That the foregoing statements as to dates is made from memory and he is not positive to its being entirely correct, that he is not in receipt of pension under any previous act; that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States . . . that his post office is at Bakersville, County of Mitchell State of N. C.; that his domicile or place of abode is in
Mitchell Co. N. C.

The application was clearly and neatly signed "Adam HoppesS and was witnessed by I. H. Bailey and D. P. Chandler. On June 19, 1878, the Federal Pension Office sent a letter to the Post Master of Bakersville, NC, which stated:

You are requested to inform this office whether there is a person living in your vicinity by the name of Adam Hoppes, and whether he is regarded as a soldier of the War of 1812, also if I. H. Bailey and D. P. Chandler are responsible persons, and likely to have known the applicant for a long time. Any information you may give will be regarded as confidential. Please return this letter with your reply. Claim No 32,430.

On August 17, 1878, the Bakersville Post Master replied that: Adam Hoppes lives near here – he is an aged gentleman, & is reported as a soldier of 1812 – I. H. Baily and D. P. Chandler are honest & trustworthy. Unfortunately during the application examination process, an auditor from the Treasury Department in Washington, DC, filed out a form stating: July 10th, 1878, Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions with the information that there are no Rolls of Captain Henry Rudisell’s Company of North Carolina Militia, War of 1812, on file in this Office. Almost two years passed before the Pension Office officially rejected Adam Hoppes’ claim on April 24, 1880 on the ground of no record
or other evidence of the claimants service as alleged.

Apparently Adam Hoppes heard nothing about the outcome of his pension application for five years after its submission. On May 12, 1883, Mr. J. H. Greene wrote the following letter to the Commissioner of Pensions:

Mr. Adam Hoppus desires information about his claim for pension as a soldier in the War of 1812. He thinks he filed his application for pension through Mes. Smith & Beck of Washington D. C. about April 1878 but has not heard from it since. Please inform me whether he has a claim filed and if not please send a Blank declaration for him. Mr. Hoppus is a very old man being now over 93 years old, quite feeble and in destitute circumstances, and from what I know of him I have no doubt about his claim being a Just one. He says he enlisted under Henry Rudisell, a Captain (he thinks) in Lincoln County N. C. about Oct. 1813 and was discharged at Salisbury N. C. about Feby 1815 and thinks he got a land warrant about thirty or thirty five years ago. He asks that you give him the necessary information in his case so
that he may be able to proceed with the further prosecution of his claim.

On August 10, 1883, Adam Hoppes signed a Power of Attorney making Charles & William B. King of Washington, DC true and lawful attorneys, for me and in my name, place, and stead to prosecute to a final settlement my claim, No. 32430, for pension as a Private, War of 1812. On this occasion, however, Adam Hoppes merely placed his mark between his first and last names on the Claimant Signature line of the form.

There is no further information in Adam Hoppes’ Pension File that would indicate a pension ever was granted to him.

It is ironic (and sad) that almost 200 years after the War of 1812, it is much easier to judge the validity of Adam Hoppes’ pension claim than it apparently was only 75 years after the actual conflict. A ten-minute excursion onto the Internet revealed that there was, indeed, a Henry Rudisell born in Lincoln County, NC in 1785 and raised there, and more importantly that Henry Rudisell was a Captain in the War of 1812 and had a private who served under him by the name of Adam Hoppis.

The rooster of Captain Rudisell’s company of detached militia is shown below (Ref. #2):

DETACHED FROM THE MILITIA OF NORTH CAROLINA IN 1812 AND 1814
LINCOLN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

1812 SECOND BRIGADE EIGHTH REGIMENT SEVENTH COMPANY DETACHED FROM THE FIRST LINCOLN REGIMENT

HENRY RUDASIL...CAPTAIN

ROBERT OATS ...LIEUTENANT

PHILIP HAIN ...ENSIGN
MOSES HERRING...1ST SERGEANT---- PETER CRITTES...2ND SERGEANT---- CHRIS. LEWIS...3RD SERGEANT WM. FULLBRIGHT...4TH SERGEANT--- ABRAHAM WIATT...1ST CORPORAL--- LINAS SANFORD...2ND CORPORAL DAVID CLINE ...3RD CORPORAL---- SAMUEL EDGIN...4TH CORPORAL-

JOHN MASTER AARON MOORE JEPETH SHAW
WILLIAM JOHNSTON AMES CLARK FRANCIS ASBURY
HENRY BARCLAY JOHN KISTLER JESSE WHEELER
JAMES MARTIN JOHN BALLARD SAMUEL TURNER
GEORGE SIFFORD JOHN BRIM MENUCAN SHELTON
THOMAS HANNON GEORGE FREET EDWARD SNEED
WILLIAM SIFFORD WILLIAM BENNETT ADAM HOPPIS
JACOB MILLER ISAAC FLEMMING ROBERT WILSON
JOHN SIFFORD JOHN CRAGO GARLIP SIFFORD
JOHN MURPHY MARTIN DELLINGER JAMES LINDSAY
ROBERT WILLIAMS ADAM SPEIGHT WILLIAM LOWE
CRURY BAGGETT IASIAH ABERNATHY ABSALOM BUMGARNER
ABRAM BAGGETT WILLIAM WALKER GEORGE MOORE
THOMAS ASH NICHOLAS LAURENCE COLBERT SHERELL
MOSES LAURENCE JACOB BURNS ISAAC ROBERTSON
FREDERICK SUMMEY JOHN CLADWELL ELLIAS PLOT
HENRY CHIPPERD CHRISTOPHER HUFFMAN JACOB ISAAC
JACOB DUNSILL SOLOMON CLINE ELIJAH CALL
JOHN WILSON ALFRED MOORE


REFERENCES

1. Adam Hoppes Pension File #SO 32430, 1812, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nclincol/ncltroops.htm

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1619] Yancy County Minute Docket
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
April and June Sessions 1838

Thomas Lloyd vs George Hoppis and others
It appears to the court that the judgment and execution in this case are irregular. Order that they be set aside and the case be reinstated on the trial docket of this term.

[NI1620] Yancy County Minute Docket
Court of Pleas and Quarter Session
June 29, 1835

John Hopper along with Willis McKiney, William Buchanan, Joseph L. Ray and Thomas (illigeble) took the necessary oaths for the appointments and commisons issued by the last Legislature.

[NI1642] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Fredrick (Ebe) Hoppes, the oldest son of Adam and Catharine (Link) Hoppes, was born in 1819 in Burke County, NC. He married Rutha Buchanan on February 17, 1846. He enlisted at Knoxville, TN on September 15, 1863 for a three-year term and was mustered into Company M, 8th Regiment TN CAV as a Private at Nashville, TN on March 31, 1864 (Ref. #1). In the VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT records of Knoxville, TN, he was described as 44 years old, a farmer, of height 5 feet, 11 inches, and as having blue eyes, dark hair, and a dark complexion. He was listed as Present on all Company muster rolls through November/December 1864. However, the muster roll for January/February 1865 states: Died Feb 1st 1865 at Genl. Hosp. Asylum U. S. A. Knoxville, Tenn. Actually, Fredrick Hoppes died of tuberculosis on January 31, 1865, because a letter dated Feb 1st, 1865 from the U. S. Army General Hospital, Knoxville, TN to the Commanding Officer of his unit, Company M, 8 TN CAV, states that Fredrick Hoppes of your Company died in this Hospital on the 31st day of January of Consumption (Ref. #2).

The underlying conditions that prompted Fredrick (Ebe) Hoppes to leave his family and enlist in the Army are vividly described in the 1935 book Cabins in the Laurel about the Toe Valley area of mountainous western North Carolina, where Ebe Hoppes and his family were living (Ref. #3):

The Rock Creek section between Bakersville and the Roan had no Negroes at all, and has none today, because colored people have a well-founded belief that if they venture up there they might not come back alive. The southern part of the county was generally in favor of the Secession Convention and the northern part opposed. The vote finally went against the convention 576 - 548. . . . By the spring of 1864 a Home Guard, made up of Confederate sympathizers above the age of conscription, was formed to punish the guerillas and catch the deserters. A war-within-a-war developed which instead of relieving the defenseless families increased their suffering.

Doc Hoppas, the (grand)son of a Union soldier, says, It makes me mad to even think of the Home Guard for the way they done my daddy and my grandmammy. When the war come, they drove off all the men into one army or the other, and then after a while they said they had to have a Home Guard to take care of the women and children. Hit was a militia they raised up, but they didn't take care of 'em. They took from 'em. They was the hatefullest, thievin' bunch there was. Down at Jim Bailey's they come in and found a little cloth in the loom Aunt Polly was weavin' to make John some clothes and they cut if out and took it with 'em. If a family hadn't a thing to depend on but their cow's milk, they'd kill her for beef right in the yard and leave 'em with nothin'.

My daddy was Allison Hoppas that was the son of Ebe Hoppas that's buried with Yankee soldiers at Knoxville. His pappy was Adam Hoppas . . . . When he come to this country he married Old Link's daughter and heir-ed all the Grassy Creek land from him, but he lost it again puttin' up money on slaves.
My grandmammy seen hard times after grandpap went with the Union. She was a Buchanan, sister to Lewis Buchanan that was my wife's grandpap. This here militia knowed grandpap was with the Union but they suspicioned he was home layin' out. One day they come and got grandma and said they'd make her tell where he was so they could get him. She told them the truth - all she knowed. He was gone to the War and she hadn't seen him no more'n they had. They wouldn't believe her and kept at her until finally they dragged her out to the fence and lifted up the top rail where it sets, alternating one on top of the other at the joints, and put her fingers in between and walked on the rails. They thought then she'd have to tell, but she couldn't tell what she didn't know. When she was give out and they got tired of that, they picked on my daddy that was just a little boy. He had a great big pet dog and they figured he'd tell anything to keep 'em from hurting his dog. Of course he couldn't tell them neither. Then they said if he wouldn't they'd make him chop up his dog with an axe. And that's what they done. He had to hack him to pieces on the door stone to the house. When I heard him tell that when I was growin' up, I turned Republican right then, and I been so ever since. Two of us children was Democrats and two Republicans, so we just killed each other's votes regular, come election.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

On September 30, 1865, Leonard Buchanan, who was three years younger than his sister Rutha Buchanan, made the following sworn statement:

State of North Carolina
County of Mitchell

This day personally appeared before me Stephen M. Greene one of acting Justices of the Peace for said County Leonard Buchanan who maketh oath in due form of law that he by virtue of his office as a Minister of the Gospel in conformity to the laws of this State on the 17th day of February 1846 celebrate and solemize the bonds(?) of matrimony between Fredrick Hoppess and Ruth Buchanan and joined them together as man and wife.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 30th day of September 1865.

(signed) Leonard Buchanan


On April 27, 1866, Rutha Hoppus appeared before a clerk of the Court of Mitchell County, NC to file a WIDOW'S CLAIM FOR PENSION. In it she stated that the location of her marriage to Fredrick Hoppus was Cane Creek, Mitchell County, NC. A month later, on May 18, 1866, she filed another WIDOW'S CLAIM FOR PENSION in which she gave her age as 38 and stated that her minor children were Isabelle Suffronia born 10th December 1849, Elisabeth Jane born 22nd December 1850, Mary Matilda born 12th January 1853, Adam born 25th of December 1854, Asey Emeline born 21st February 1857, Caleb Greenberry born 16th October 1858, Louisa Delaware born 28th October 1860; all of whom were living in Mitchell County, NC. Her post office address was Jonesboro, TN.

Rutha Hoppes' claim for a widow's pension was supported by the following sworn statement from the Commanding Officer of his Company:

State of Tennessee
County of Washington

On this 18th day of June 1866 personally appeared before me Nelson McLoughlin who being duly sworn on his oath doth say that he is the identical Nelson McLoughlin who was a Captain of Company M, 8th Tenn Cavalry Volunteers and that Fredrick Hoppus was a member of his Company and that on or about the 1st of December 1864 he was sent to the Hospital at Knoxville Tenn and that on or about the 5th day of February 1865 he the deponent received a notice of the death of the said Fredrick Hoppus from the Surgeon in charge of said Hospital.

(signed) Nelson McLoughlin
Late Capt Co. M 8th Tenn Cav


On August 16, 1866 the pension office admitted Rutha Hoppus to the pension roll under Certificate No. 81,497 at a monthly rate of $8 commencing February 1, 1865. The following year, on December 17, 1867, she signed a Claim of Widow for an Increase of Pension before the Circuit Court of Jennings County, IN. At this time, she stated she was a resident of Geneva Township, was 40 years old, a pensioner under Certificate No. 81,497, and had the following children under 16 years of age: Mary M. born Jany 12th 1853, Adam born December 25th 1855, Axie E. born February 21st 1857, Caleb Greenberry born October 16, 1858, and Louisa D. born October 28th 1860. She also stated: Betsy Jane is now over sixteen years old but was not on the 25th day of July 1866. She was born on the 22nd day of December 1850. All of said children are now living in Jennings County, Indiana. Ruth Hoppus' witnesses were her older brother James Buchanan and his wife Isabella, who also were residents of Geneva Township, Jennings County, IN. Apparently, Ruth had moved her family to Indiana to be close to her older brother.


Rutha Hoppus' claim also was bolstered by an affidavit from her sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Hoppes) Mace wife of Wiley Mace, who testified on November 23, 1867 before a clerk of the County Court of Mitchell County, NC that:

She was present soon after the birth of the following named children of the said Fredrick Hoppus and Rutha Hoppus at the time and place as follows (to wit) Mary M. Hoppus was born January twelfth 1853 at Madison County North Carolina, Adam Hoppus was born twenty fifth day of December 1855 at Madison Co. N.C., Axie E. Hoppus was born on the twenty first day of February 1857 at Madison County North Carolina. That the said Elisabeth Mace acted or stayed with the said Rutha Hoppus as nurse, and that no public baptismal or other records were ever kept of the births of said children.

The fact that Rutha Hoppus signed documents with her son Adam's birth date as Christmas Day 1854 in one claim and as Christmas 1855 in another did not go unobserved by the pension examiners. On June 13, 1868, the Acting Commissioner sent a letter to Rutha Hoppus at Queensville, IN, which pointed out:

In your claim for Increase of pension as widow of Frederick Hoppus No. 81497 you give the date of birth of Adam as December 25th 1854 in your original declaration while in declaration for Increase it appears December 25th 1855. Your affidavit giving the correct date of birth and explaining discrepancy is required. The old certificate must be surrendered before the claim can be allowed.

On June 22, 1868, Rutha Hoppus responded before the Jennings Circuit Court in the following manner:

Rutha Hoppus being duly sworn upon her oath declares that her son Adam who is named in her application for increase in pension was born December 25th 1854, and not December 25th 1855. That she does not know how the error occurred in her said application unless it was through the mistake of her attorney.

On May 10, 1869, Rutha Hoppus' claim for an increase in her widow's pension passed the final internal review of the pension office examiners. Her Certificate No. 81497 was reissued at the rate of Eight dollars per month, commencing February 1st, 1865, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing Twenty fifth day of July, 1866, deducting former payments.

The final claim in the Pension File was addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions and stated:

I, Rutha Hoppus a pensioner under pension certificate number 81,497, hereby apply for the arrears due me under the Act granting arrears of pensions, January 25th 1879. My Post-Office is Scipio, Jennings County, Indiana.

Rutha Hoppus died in 1901/02. She had been paid at the rate of $12 per month to August 4, 1901 and was dropped from the pension roll on December 31, 1902.


REFERENCES

1. Fredrick Hoppus' Co. M, 8 TN CAV Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Fredrick Hoppes' Pension File WC-81,497 the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

3. Sheppard, Muriel Earley, Cabins in the Laurel, originally printed in 1935, reprinted by the University of North Carolina Press, 1991, pages 56-60.

[NI1666] Died early.

[NI1667] Died early.

[NI1669] Died early.

[NI1672] 1900 Summary File by Harry Hoppes indicates that William married Hazel Hoppes b. 2 Oct. 1904 in MI, with death occuring April 1974. Further research needed to determine if Hazel Hoppes is related or one of Mathias Hoppes descendants.

[NI1697] Divorced at time of death.

[NI1699] Died early.

[NI1700] Died early.

[NI1703] Died early.

[NI1705] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Samuel Jasper Hoppes born about 1842 in Buncombe County, NC was the oldest son of 2323 Adam P. Hoppes, the third son of 232 Samuel Hoppes married to Jane Guffey. He still was single when he enlisted in the CSA Army in 1861.


B. MILITARY FILES


S. J. Hoppas enlisted as a Private in Captain L. M. Allen’s Company (Madison Guards) of Green’s Independent Regiment, NC Volunteers, in Madison County, NC on the 4th of July, 1861 for a period of 12 months. This regiment never was fully organized and the companies in it were formed into a battalion and designated the 2nd Battalion, NC INF on December 9, 1861 (Ref. #1).

A muster roll of Company B, Green’s Independent Regiment dated August 12 to October 31, 1861 indicates that Saml J. Hoppas had been hospitalized for sickness during this period but apparently was present in his unit again by the close of the period. He again was listed as Present on a muster roll of Company C, 2 Battalion during November/December 1861 and also was Present on the roll of Company A, 2 Battalion during January/February 1862. On the next muster roll in his file for the period April 30 to October 31, 1862, S. J. Hoppers is listed as a 5th Sergeant in Company H, 2 Battalion along with the
notation: Formerly a private but made 5 Serg on the 25 of Sep 1862. Bounty due. The next muster roll of his company for November/December 1862 records that he was absent: On detached service at Danvill, Va doing Provost Duty. During 1863, S. J. Hoppers was listed as Present and a 5 Sgt for the months of March/April and September/October and as present and a 2 Sgt in Co. H, 2 Batt’n in ovember/December.

On the January/February, 1864 muster roll, he was listed as Absent with the notation: On detail at home to obtain shoes, but was recorded as a 2 Sgt and Present on his Company’s roll dated April 1, 1864. He was paid $68 for four months service from January 1 to April 30, 1864 as a Sergeant at the rate of $17 per month, and acknowledged receipt of this sum by signing his name S. J. Hoppers, Sergt Co H 2nd NC Batt at Richmond, VA on June 6, 1864. Between then and August 31, 1864, however, he was court marshaled for an unspecified offense and reduced to the rank of Private. His name appears as Samuel
J. Hoppers, Pvt and his status as Present on muster rolls of Company H, 2 Battalion for September/October 1864, November/December 1864, and January/February 1865, the last document in his military service file.


REFERENCES

1. Samuel J. Hoppers’ Company H, 2 Battalion NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.


Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1706] PERSONAL SUMMARY

William Henry Clay (WHC) Hoppes, the younger brother of Samuel J. Hoppes, was born in Buncombe County, NC in January 1846. Like his older brother, he joined the Confederate cause on July 4, 1861.

MILITARY FILES

Moore’s Register (Ref. #1) indicates that W. H. E. Hopps joined Company C, 64th Infantry Regiment on July 4th, 1861 at Madison County, NC, while his Confederate service file in the National Archives (Ref. #2) gives his enlistment date as July 4, 1861 but into Co. B, Greens’s Independent Regiment (later Company H of the 2nd Battalion NC INF) for a twelve-month period. On February 8, 1862, his name appears as a Private in Co. A, 2nd Battalion on a List of Prisoners of War taken by the forces of Gen’l A. E. Burnside on Roanoke Island and on February 21, 1862 in a list of Prisoners released on parole at Elizabeth City, N. C. Documents in his military service file also indicate that he reenlisted at Marshall, NC in Captain Alfred H. Baird’s Company of the 5 Battalion Cavalry for three years or the duration of the War on either May 20, 1862 or May 31, 1862. His switch in branch for infantry to cavalry also is documented in a muster roll of Co. H, 2 Battalion NC Infantry for the period April 30 to October 31, 1862, which states that Pvt. Wm H. C. Hoppers: Joined the cavalry while on parole. His cavalry career was short, however, because muster rolls for Co. H, 2 Battalion for November/December 1862 and March/April 1863 list him as Present. Similarly, muster rolls of this unit for September/October and November/December, 1863, as well as for January/February, 1864, indicate that he was Present and serving as a Division teamster. He still was Present on April 1, 1864, but a muster roll of his unit through the period August 31, 1864 states that he was Absent and A prisoner of war (POW) for the second time. The muster roll of Co. H, 2 Batt’n for the next reporting period September/October reveals that he once again was Present but contains the remark Present in a rest. The following muster roll for November/December 1864 contains the sobering information that he was Undergoing sentence of cort marshal. His volatile career continued during January/ February 1865 when he again was listed as Present with the remark Brigade Waggoner. The next entry in his file reports that: W. H. C. Happers, Co. H. 2 Batt’n North Carolina Inf. Appears on a Report of Prisoners of War, belonging to the Army of Northern Virginia, who have this day surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, C. S. A., commanding said Army, to Lieut. Genl. U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States. Paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.


REFERENCES


1. Moore, John W., Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, Raleigh 1882, Volume IV, Page 60.


2. Samuel J. Hoppers’ Company H, 2 Battalion NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1722] Died early.

[NI1723] Died early.

[NI1724] Died early.

[NI1725] Died early.

[NI1726] Died early.

[NI1744] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Jonathan Hoppes, born about 1840 in Yancey County, NC, was the seventh child and oldest son of John Hoppes married to Sarah Sullivan. Near the outset of the War, he married Miranda Biddix.

MILITARY FILES

Moore’s Register (Ref. #1) indicates that Jonathan Hopas joined Company B, 54th Infantry Regiment on April 1st, 1862 at McDowell County, NC. His Confederate Service record in the National Archives (Ref. #2) provides the additional information that he was born in Yancey Co., NC, was a farmer, stood five feet, eight inches tall, and was 21 years old. He enlisted at Marion, NC and was mustered in at Camp Mangum on May 19, 1862. Private Jonathan Hopas or Hoppes was listed as Present of the muster rolls of Co. B., 54 Regiment North Carolina State Troops for the periods: July/August 1862, September/ October 1862, November/December 1862, November 1862 to March 1, 1863, and March/April 1863. During the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg, he was severely disabled by a gunshot wound in his right leg. His name Appears on a List of killed, wounded and missing of Early’s Division, in the attack, of Federal Cavalry, on the wagon train near Williamsport, Md., July 6, 1863. On July 21, 1863 he was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #3 in Richmond, VA and was transferred to Raleigh, NC on July 25, 1863. For the remainder of 1863, he is listed on his Company’s muster rolls as Absent wounded.
Beginning on January 1, 1864 his status was changed to Without leave and the name Jonathan Hoppes, Co. B, 54 Reg’t Appears on a List of deserters and absentees without leave. He probably never returned to service; on the last muster roll in his Service File for the period September/October 1864, he still is listed as Absent without leave.

On July 27, 1906, Jonathan Hoppes of Elenboro, Rutherford County, NC applied for admission to the North Carolina Soldier’s Home at Raleigh, NC (Ref. #3). He stated that he was 66 years of age, not currently married, of fair complexion, 5 feet, 8 inches in height, a farmer by occupation, that his nearest relative is Joe Hoppas of North Cove, NC, that because of bad health he is absolutely broken down and is on the pension roll, and that he is unable to provide for and support himself. His application was approved. About ten years later on March 2, 1916, he was again living at Elenboro when he applied to be admitted to the North Carolina Soldier’s home for a second time. This time he listed his nearest relative as his son Noah Hoppes of Bostie, NC. The cover sheet for J. H. Hoppes’ Application for Admission to the Home for Disabled Ex-Confederate Soldiers indicated that he was admitted to the Home on April 6, 1916 and that he died about six months later on October 25, 1916.


REFERENCES


1. Moore, John W., Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, Raleigh 1882, Volume III, Page 535.



2. Jonathan Hoppes’ Company B, 54 Regiment NC INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.



3. North Carolina Department of Art, Culture, and History, Xerographic copies of J.H. Hoppas’ Applications for Admission to the North Carolina Soldiers’ Home, March 22, 1973.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1746] Joseph H. Hoppes, a younger brother of 2341 Jonathan Hoppes who fought in a Confederate Infantry unit, enlisted on February 1, 1865 in Mitchell County, NC for a three-year period and was mustered into Company C, 13 TN CAV as a Private, apparently on March 10, 1865 (Ref. #1). (Earlier, Joseph Hoppes' name had appeared on a muster rolls of Company A, 49th Regiment of Confederate Infantry whose muster roll for July/August 1863 records him as a Private and indicates that he was Absent and sick in hospital.) The Company Descriptive Book of Co. C, 13 TN CAV described Joseph Hoppes as age 18, 6 feet tall, and a farmer with gray eyes, brown hair, and fair complexion. He was listed as Present on a muster roll of Company C, 13 TN CAV for May/June 1865 and was discharged at Knoxville, TN on September 5, 1865.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION (Continued under spouse's notes)

In late 1883, Joseph Hoppes applied for an invalid pension claiming he had contracted rheumatism prior to his discharge. An Adjutant General's report to the pension office in January 1884 states: No evidence of alleged disability. Regt'l Hospit. Records not on file (Ref. #2). After Congress passed the Act of June 27, 1890, however, Joseph H. Hoppes received an invalid pension of $12 per month under Certificate No. 618,417.

Subsequently, the Bureau of Pensions may have received information that Joseph Hoppes had also been a Confederate soldier or else simply needed additional information, because they appointed a special examiner, F. P. Gray, to investigate his case. On August 29, 1894, the special examiner visited the home of Joseph Hoppes in McDowell County, NC and took the following statement:

I am about 50 years old, a farmer, and Mica, N.C. is my post office. I served in A, 49 NC Inf (CSA) from the latter part of 1861 till the latter part of 1863, and in C, 13 Tenn Cav from Feb 1, 1864 till Sept 5, 1865 which constitute my whole military service.

I am pensioned at the rate of $12. under Act of June 27, 1890 for rheumatism, heart disease, dropsy and disease of left testicle and I claim pension under the old law on account of rheumatism and heart disease which I contracted in May 1865 while on what has been called the "Stoneman raid." It was somewhere on the Yadkin River, but I can not say whether it was in Wilkes or Caldwell Co., when first affected but with much difficulty I stayed in the ranks until we were on the return through Saulsbury, N.C., (where we heard that Lee had surrendered). When on the first day's march from Saulsbury, I was left behind not being able to keep in my place in the ranks.

Capt Jenkins (I have heard told he lives somewhere in Tenn) told James Swofford (of North Cove, NC) to fall out of ranks and take care of me. I think it was rheumatism. It was worst in my right foot and leg. They swelled badly and gave severe pain. Afterward - when I had to fall out of ranks - I was attacked in the breast and left shoulder. These have troubled me ever since the war. My heart has troubled me also ever since that time. It commenced to pain me severely and all at once the pain will stop and my heart will rapidly flutter and I become dizzy. I was never sick that I can remember before I was attacked with rheumatism in 1865.

No, I never was off duty while I was in the rebel army. Joseph and Henry McKinney were in my company in the rebel army and are now my neighbors. During the time I left my company in the rebel army and before I enlisted in the 13th Tenn Cav, I was about home more or less. And was for several months of that time operating with the Home Guards arresting deserters etc. I can't remember whether I was physically examined when I joined the 13th Tenn Cav.

Q. Did your regimental surgeon prescribe for you or give you medicine when you were excused from the ranks?
A. Yes. Dr. Blackburn was called at night to where Swofford had made a bed for me and he sent me some medicine which so eased me that I rested very well that night.
Q. How long before you recovered from your first sickness just mentioned?
A. I was better the next morning so that I went in the ranks and stayed there till we arrived at Knoxville, though I suffered much all the way.
Q. What did you think ailed you?
A. I think the doctor called it rheumatism. It was in April or May and it rained a great deal during the whole trip. There was scarcely a man I think but what was ailing on our return. The good news of the surrender had a tendency to keep up spirits but in spite of that many sickened and died and some were drowned while swimming the rivers. The drowning was done at night. Some horses were drowned too.
Q. Were you excused from duty much after that?
A. There was little need to be excused for we had no duty to do. We just answered the Roll Call and went back to camp, but I was continually troubled while in camp till I was discharged and have never seen a day since when I have been free from this trouble.
Q. Who do you think would best remember these particulars especially your first attack and your condition when you came home?
A. James Swofford, my neighbor, and Thos Jaynes of Bridgewater, Burke, N. C. were with me and will remember. Marville Green came home with me and could tell how I was troubled on the way. He lived near Bakersville, N. C. but I hear he is dead. Joseph McKinney was in my Co. in the rebel army and has known me about all my life. He is my near neighbor and Daniel Washburn a neighbor has known me about all my life. Henry McKinney is the only other comrade of the rebel army that I know of and he also has known me all my life but of late years he has been drinking very hard so that I don't know what dependence can be placed in his statement. He lives within two miles of here. Others of my company may recollect about my trouble in the Federal army but Thos Jaynes and James Swofford remember it well.
Q. Who has given you medical treatment since the war?
A. Dr. Harrison now dead first treated me and since he died I have had no doctor, but have bought patent medicines and used medicines (home made) that my neighbors would recommend. I have used a good deal of "poke root" for rheumatism and for heart disease I use "Star root" and "heart leaves" making tea of them. My blood seemed to be bad for a long time and for that I had "sarsaparilla root" and used that till I am much better. I had itching of the hands with scaly places and my skin would rise in welts.

During the first few years after the war I would have days of occasional relief but my rheumatism and heart trouble increased so that I would have no days excepted and for the last fifteen years the trouble has been continuous and I have done but little work in that time. My wife has helped me on the farm ever since we married and now she does more that I do besides her own work. In fact I can do but little now. For several years what she and the children can not do I have to hire done of let it go undone. A mention of an accident excites me and affects my heart. I have to be very careful all the time. Some times I dare not bring a little tin pail of water from the spring.

(signed) Joseph H. Hoppes
Deponent

From the numbering of the depositions and the pages taken by the special examiner, it is clear that he interviewed a number of other individuals during his investigation. Unfortunately, the only other deposition that still is in the Pension File is the following statement made by Martha (McKinney) Hoppes on August 30, 1894:

I am about 47 years old, a housekeeper and assistant of the farm, and my post office is Mica, N. C.

I am the claimant's wife. My first acquaintance with him was about a month after his discharge from the Union army. It was at the house of Joseph McKinney. It was after we were married that I first knew of his disabilities, but it was but a short time. Just how many days it was after we were married I do not know, but it might have been a month and possibly more than a month.

Q. When did you first have help from Dr. Harrison?
A. I can not tell. My husband often went to him for medicine for his breast trouble. The first visible indications of his breast trouble was a sort of smothering fluttering and trembling. He would tremble so that I could see it at a distance. I remember that during the first year of our marriage - 1867 - he farmed on George Greenlee's land. He planted corn and prepared ground for fall wheat and would often give out and have to quit a while and some days would be able to do nothing. It may have been during the first year of our marriage that he went to Dr. Harrison for medicine. It was about six or seven years after we were married that Dr. Harrison came and stayed all night with us. We never had a doctor till we were obliged to for they charged so much we were too poor to pay their bills, but we did our own doctoring with such medicines as we could make that would be recommended by our neighbors. The trouble has been quite gradual. I can remember of no year but that it was a little worse with him than the preceding year. While his chief pain was in his breast affecting his heart, he was troubled with rheumatism in his shoulders, hands, and knees. For the last fifteen years he has had serious spells, the greatest trouble being with his heart. Very many nights I have to sit up with him and often these spells last a week and my neighbors come and sit up with him. Now he hardly dares to do anything for fear the usual consequence will set in. I do more on the farm than he does but we are not able to hire our work done and he is not able to do it.

My statement is correctly recorded.

(signed) Martha M. Hoppes
Deponent

Unfortunately for Joseph Hoppes, the outcome of his testimony to special examiner Gray was a total disaster. In September 1895, he was dropped from the pension rolls because of his prior service in the Confederate army, considered to be an act of disloyalty. Moreover, his case had been referred to another special examiner who operated out of eastern Tennessee. On March 28, 1896, the new special examiner, H. L. Williams, submitted the following negative report to the Commissioner of Pensions:
I have the honor to return herewith the papers in claim Ctf. No. 618,417 of Joseph Hoppes, Co. C. 13th Tenn. Cav., whose post-office address is Mica, Mitchell Co., N. C., and who is an applicant for pension under the general law on account of rheumatism and disease of heart. The claimant was a pensioner on the rolls of the Knoxville Agency at $12 per month under Act of June 27th 1890, but his name was dropped from the rolls September 9th, 1895, on account of disloyalty, he having served in Co. A, 49th N. C. Vol. Confederate Army. The claim was referred for special examination July 19, 1894, to determine its merits in reference to the general law; and came to me for further examination in Johnson County, Tenn, for the testimony of Dr. L. P. Blackburn, an original affiant. Dr. Blackburn died some months ago. His reputation was not good. He served a term in the penitentiary for counterfeiting, and his testimony in pension claims has always been considered to be worthless. I interviewed comrades George Emment & Hugh Vance named in the list, and Henry Linebach, Carter Co., Tenn., also Dr. James M. Cameron, Asst. Surg., Elizabethton, Tenn. but none of them could recall the claimant at all. I submit herewith the testimony of comrade Waitstill Hodge, though it is of but little value to the claim.

I think that the claim is of doubtful merit. The claimant served in the Confederate Army for probably two years, and the record shows that he was "sick in hospital", Aug 31st, 1863 - He enlisted in the Federal Army Feb. 1st 1865, and soon afterwards started on the Stoneman Raid to North Carolina. He alleged that he contracted rheumatism on said raid while on the Yadkin River in N. C., about May 1865. Two of his comrades corroborate his allegations, and deponent Swofford states that he was detailed to wait on claimant while on the raid between Salisbury and Morganton, N. C. This witness seemed to think that the cold weather and exposures experienced on the trip to Wytheville cause claimant's disability. Comrade Janes, however, testifies that claimant suffered from a badly swollen leg, ankle, and foot while the regiment was in the Doe River Cove, Tenn., before it ever got to N. C.; this witness could not have been mistaken as to the time for he states that he did not go with the regiment any further than the Doe River Cove. The regiment left Knoxville, Tenn, in April 1865, going through East Tennessee to N. C., passing through the Doe River Cove. There was no "dangerous waters" or bad weather encountered between Knoxville and Doe River Cove, as I have learned from hearing the history of the said (raid) repeated again and again.

The claimant did not give a true statement to Special Examiner Gray because he stated that he had not been sick in the Confederate service. I think the claim should be further examined for the purpose of determining prior soundness. What was the nature of the sickness for which claimant was in hospital in 1863, and what hospital was he in? He should be confronted with the record and required to state the facts. I recommend that claim be returned to Mica, Mitchell Co., N. C. for an additional statement from claimant, as indicated, and that he be required to give the names of other of his comrades in the Confederate Army. Henry McKinney, Mica, Mitchell Co., N. C. should also be seen. The Commissioner of Pensions accepted the recommendation of Special Examiner Williams, and a new special examiner, S. M. Arnell, Jr., was appointed to obtain additional information, especially about Joseph Hoppes' hospitalization while in the Confederate service and prior injury to his leg, ankle and foot prior to reaching North Carolina on Stoneman's Raid. On July 11, 1896, Joseph Hoppes made the following statement at his home to Mr. Arnell in McDowell Co., NC:

I am about 53 years old, am a farmer, and my P.O. is Mica, Mitchell Co, N. C.

I am the claimant in this case, I claim pension on account of rheumatism and heart trouble, contracted while a member of Co. C, 13 Tenn. Cav., sometime in the spring of 1865, but I cannot give the exact date. It was while we were on what was known as Stoneman's raid. I first felt the rheumatism on the night we camped near Yadkin Factory in Yadkin Co., N. C. I remember it rained very hard that night and I was permitted to stay in an old house, but I had gotten wet that day and had to remain in my wet clothes all night, and the next morning when the command was given to march I was unable to get in my saddle and was assisted in by James Swofford. I had no opportunity to dry myself that night, had no fire, and if I remember right it was in an old stone house. I had been in the army something like three months when I was attacked. After leaving Yadkin Co., we went to Wytheville, Va., and then to Salisbury, N. C. We had to ford several rivers and it was powerful cold and sleety. It had been raining and we had to swim nearly all the streams sometimes carrying our ammunition on our shoulders. When crossing New River, I don't remember the state it was in, several men and horses were drowned. When we reached Salisbury, I was in a pretty bad fix. The hurting in my foot and leg was some better, but a trouble with my heart had developed. I was very nervous and shaky, and had a pain in my heart, which nearly prevented me from riding, and which caused my breath to be very short. I thought I would die at times. No, I am not certain it was in May. It was either in April or May. No, I don't think Lee had surrendered. We heard of the surrender after we reached Salisbury. No, I was never off duty and never in hospital while in the Union Army. Yes, I had to ride from Salisbury to Knoxville, I just made out to get there that was all. No service was required for us after we reached Knoxville. I was discharged with my company. I was suffering with the heart trouble and rheumatism then and have been ever since. I haven't seen a real well day since, neither can I say that I have had a real good nights rest since. Those who have already testified are the only ones who I think could be able to testify as to my condition while in the army with the possible exception of Thomas Green and Joseph Buchanan both of Bakersville, N.C.

Q. Had you any sickness while in the Confederate army?
A. I never did to my knowing.
Q. Were you not in the hospital sick Aug 31, 1863, or about that time?
A. No sir, I was not, or at least I have no recollection of it. I was detailed as nurse for a week or two, but I do not remember when, or at what hospital. I know I waited upon sick soldiers for a while and helped bury the dead ones, can't remember the place. No, I never had any rheumatism in my life before the Stoneman raid. While in the Confederate army I was in camp a part of the time and a part of the time on the march. Yes, I suppose I was exposed some, but not near so much as while in the Union Army. Yes, I got wet some. Yes, I expect we must have had to ford some streams but I don't recollect. Yes, I had to lay out on the bare ground several times. I was in the Home Guard for about six months before I enlisted in the Union Army. I was not exposed during that time. I was well and hearty when I went through to the Yankees to the best of my recollection. I have no recollection of having any rheumatism or heart trouble while in the Confederate army. My bunk mates while in the Confederate army were Henry McKinney of Mitchell Co., Joe McKinney of this county, and Henry Mc Kinney who lives somewhere west, don't know his address. The Henry McKinney of Mitchell Co. is a great drunkard and not reliable. The only other man I can remember with me in the Confederate army was Thomas M. Janes and come to think about it I don't know that I knew him until after I came home from the Confederate army. My memory is very poor. I remained at Knoxville two or three months after enlistment. I was well while there. I was not well from the time I left Knoxville until we reached Yadkin Factory, but I cannot remember what was the matter with me. Don't know that I had any rheumatism until I reached Yadkin Factory as not but I was bad off there. It seems like it was bad weather from the time we started until we reached Salisbury. I think it brightened up after that. It does seen to me like my foot and leg was hurting me some before I got to Yadkin Factory but the main attack was while there. My foot and ankle swelled so that I was unable to wear my boot and had to carry it in my hand. The swelling extended almost to my knee.

Yes, I am acquainted with John W. Carver. He went with us as far as Doe River Cove in Tenn. He stopped there sick. Yes, I think it would be true if Carver states that I was complaining with my foot and leg at Doe River Cove. I might have been complaining when we reached there, I expect I was. We rode night and day on the raid. No, I can't swear positively that I had no trouble with my foot and leg while at Knoxville before the raid. Yes, I can swear positively that I had no trouble with my foot and leg before I enlisted in the Union army. I think I would be safe in that I have no recollection of being sick up to that time. I can't recollect that my foot and leg was disabled while at Doe River Cove, but if it was it must have resulted from exposure and hard riding. It is my recollection that it was cold and wet. For the five years before I joined the Confederate army I lived in this immediate neighborhood, among my neighbors were William McCalls, North Cove, McDowell Co., NC; Daniel Washburn, Mica, Mitchell Co, NC; Robert McCall, North Cove, McDowell Co., NC. They would know my conditions prior to enlistment. I had no serous sickness prior to my enlistment in the Union Army. Have understood your questions and my answers are correctly recorded.

The same day the special examiner also took a deposition from Joseph Hoppes' neighbor William A. McCalls, who declared:

I am 77 yeas old, am a farmer, and my P.O. is North Cove, McDowell Co., N.C.

I am acquainted with the pensioner Joseph Hoppes, have known him from his infancy up to the present time. Up to the time he went into the Confederate army he lived within five miles of me, and I would see him about once a week on the average. His father did all his milling with me and the claimant usually brought the grain to the mill. He was about eighteen years old when he joined the army, appeared to be strong and healthy and had no disability - that I know of. I saw him after his return from the Confederate army. He deserted and came home. He was then in good health. I was with him occasionally but heard no complaint. I was a Union man and kept an eye out for those who were seeking to avoid service in the Confederate army. I saw him only shortly before he made his way through to the Union lines. Nothing then appeared to be the matter with him. I next saw him while Stoneman was returning from Salisbury to Knoxville. He came by my house and stopped two or three hours one night with me. He was then in bad condition. I do not know what was the matter with him, and only that he was not in near as good health as he was before going into the Union army. I remember one thing was that he was unable to get into his saddle without considerable trouble. He was complaining considerably when he came home from the army. He tried to work for me soon after his return, but was not able to do much. He has not been strong since his return. I do not know what he is suffering from. No, I never heard him complain of the rheumatism before he went into the Union army. I had not heard him complain of any disease whatever. I have since heard him complain of not being well. I think he said he was attacked in the foot first. I do not know that he has the rheumatism. Have understood your questions and my answers are correctly recorded. I am not related to the claimant and have no interest in his claim.

Joseph Hoppes' Pension File does not contain the summary report of the third special examiner, S. M. Arnell, Jr., who took his deposition and that of William McCalls on July 11, 1896. Such a report, moreover, would have accomplished very little toward having Joseph Hoppes' name reinstated on the pension rolls. All the congressional laws of that day required pensioners to have remained loyal to the Federal government. In fact, it appears that once the first special examiner had the sworn statement of Joseph Hoppes that he enlisted as a Confederate Army soldier, further special examinations were meaningless under the prevailing laws. In any case, Joseph Hoppes continued to apply for a pension under the subsequent acts of Congress, only to be rejected each time on the basis of his Confederate military service. Earlier, about 1904, his health and finances had deteriorated to the point that he had entered the National Soldier's Home in Washington County, TN. On December 6, 1912, the Commissioner of Pensions wrote the following letter to the Director of the National Soldiers Home answering questions about Joseph Hoppes' pension status:

The Honorable Secretary of the Interior has forwarded to me and I received this morning your communication of the 3rd instant with reference to the pension case, certificate #618417, of Joseph Hoppes, late of Co. C, 13th Tenn. Cav., and in reply I have to advise you that this soldier was at one time pensioned under the act of Congress approved June 27, 1890, and in 1895 his name was dropped from the rolls because he was not entitled to pension under that law, having rendered voluntary service in the Confederate army prior to his enlistment in the Union army.

In May 1907 he filed an application for pension under the act of February 6, 1907, which was rejected in February 1908 for the same reason that his name had been dropped from the rolls under the other law.

May 24th last he filed an application under the act approved May 11, 1912, which has just been rejected for the same reason.

The records of the War Department show that he enlisted in Co. C, 13th Tenn. Cav., February 1, 1865, from which he was honorably discharged September 5, 1865, and the Confederate archives on file in the War Department show that he enlisted in the Confederate army in Co. A, 49th North Carolina Infantry, March 20, 1862, and served therein until the close of 1863. This service is a bar to granting him a pension under any of the laws referred to.

The joint resolution of Congress approved July 1, 1902, which was passed for the relief of certain persons who had rendered service in the Confederate Army and subsequently enlisted in the Union army, confers no relief upon this soldier for the reason that it expressly provides that it shall not apply to persons who rendered prior service in the Confederate Army or Navy who enlisted in the Union Army after the first day of January 1865.

The action taken in the claims filed by the soldier referred to was strictly in accordance with the provisions of the law and the same will have to be adhered to.

As your letter was addressed to the Secretary of the Interior I may add that if the soldier believes that the rejection of his last claim was erroneous, he has the right within a year to appeal from the action of this Bureau to the Secretary of the Interior.

Joseph Hoppes continued to hope that someday he again would receive a pension from the Federal government. On December 27, 1915, he wrote the following touching letter to the Commissioner of Pensions in his own handwriting from the National Soldiers Home in TN:

I was born in North Carolina in 1844 and when the war broke out between the states I joined the Southern army only a boy then and I left the Southern army and went to Tenn. and joined the Union army. I was a member of Company C, 13 Regt. Tenn. Cavalry. Mustered in February 1st 1865. Honorably discharged September 5th 1865. I applied for a pension and was granted one under act of Congress passed in 1890 granting a pension from $6 to $12.00 per month. I received a pension under said act at the rate of $12.00 per month for 4 years. The then Secretary of the Interior (Hoke Smith) ruled me out on account of being in the Southern army as I understand it. I am informed that some have been reinstated. If so could you and would you through and by the Secretary of the Interior reinstate me? I married my present wife in 1867 and raised a large family, now in our declining years and not able to work through and by the infirmities of old age we are obliged to live apart. I am in a Soldiers home in Tenn. and my wife at home separated for the need of funds to keep us through the ruling of one man of which might possibly be wrong in it. Would you reinstate me through this administration; by such a humane act as that my wife and I might spend our declining years together by one noble and humane act of this administration, so we may be able to tell of it to our friends of that true devotion to the boys in blue of 50 years ago so that we can truly support with our friends and the friends of the boys in blue of this administration by our votes. As it is I surely feel like a man without a country by taking my pension from me. Hoping to have a favorable reply from you in the near future. I am your humble servant.

(signed) Joseph Hoppes
National Soldiers Home

The Commissioner of Pensions reply must have provided Joseph Hoppes with continued hope, because he took a three-month leave of absence from the National Soldiers Home to return to North Carolina and filed the following deposition in 1916:

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

In the Claim for Restoration to the Pension Roll of Joseph Hoppes, late of Company C., 13th Regiment of United States Volunteers. Certifcate No. 618,417.

Personally came before me the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, Joseph Hoppes, claimant named above, who being by me duly sworn as the law in such cases directs on his oath says as follows:

That prior to the year 1895 he was a pensioner of the Pension Roll of the U. S., rated at $12.00 per month for disability result of service and in the line of duty and on what is known as the Stoneman Raid in the year 1865 and that on account of disability contracted while in said service and in the line of duty on said Stoneman Raid he contracted rheumatism and disease of the heart, that his pension for said disability began in the year 1890 and in the year 1895 his name was stricken from the said pension roll, for some unknown cause.

[NI1753] Joseph H. Hoppes Pension File Cont'd.


That he enlisted in said service on February 1st, 1865, at Knoxville, Tennessee, he having been a month's previous to said date during the whole month of January 1865 endeavoring to get through the lines to join the Union troops and on account of the way being blocked by the Rebels it was impossible to get through prior to the date of enlistment and that when he did reach Knoxville, Tennessee his Company and Regiment were making preparations to start on said Stoneman's raid, that while on said raid and near the town of Salisbury, North Carolina, he was stricken down with rheumatism and disease of the heart and was left behind on account of said sickness near Salisbury, unable to keep up with his command, but kept pressing forward and endeavoring to keep up with the command while it would have been dangerous to be left behind on account of the enemy, he having all the while he traveled to keep his boot in the saddle for the reason that his foot was so swollen that he could not get his boot on.

That he was not placed in any Hospital for treatment for said disease for the reason that there was no Hospital to be placed (in). That as to the charge of having served in the Confederate army will say, that while a kid he ran away from home, being only sixteen years of age and against the will of his parents and enlisted in the Confederate service as a Drummer boy and remained in said service about one year and came home and went through the lines and joined the Federals. That he was at the time of joining the Federal army free of any disability. That he has been a continued sufferer from the said disabilities from the date of his sickness while on the Stoneman's Raid to the present time and unable to perform manual labor and he on account of his sickness and poverty had to take refuge in the National Soldiers Home at which place he has remained for the past twelve years. That in justice to himself and in remuneration for aforesaid services he asks that his name be replaced on the Pension Roll giving him a pension adequate to his disability, said pension dating back to the date of his having been dropped from the pension roll. That his age is 72 years and his present Post Office is Altapass, Mitchell County, N. C., he having gone to his home in a furlough for ninety days.


On May 2, 1917, Joseph Hoppes, while residing at the National Soldiers Home, filled out a Bureau of Pensions questionnaire dated April 28, 1917. Among his responses were the statements that he lived at Marion, McDowell County, NC and at Mica, Yancey (now Mitchell) County, NC at the time of his enlistment; that his wife was still living and currently residing at Altapass, NC; and that they had had eleven children, nine still living, with the youngest being an 18-year-old boy.

Five days later, Joseph Hoppes appeared before a Notary Public of Washington County, TN and made the following deposition concerning his date and place of birth in response to a Bureau of Pensions inquiry:

In the matter of Pension of Joseph Hoppes, late of Co, "C" of the 13. Tenn. Vol. Cavy. Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths, Joseph Hoppes, 73, years and states as follows:

On the 28. ultimo the Bureau of Pensions made a call in my claim, for pension, under Act of May 11, 1912, Cert. # 618,417, as to date and place of birth. I have to state that there is no public nor church record of my birth, and my father and mother moved about a good deal as he was a Cabinet Maker, and just went here and yonder wherever his work called him, and in this way, it seems that the old family record, if such, was lost, misplaced or destroyed, and they have both been dead for about thirty years. My father's name was John and mother's name was Sarah (called Sally). Father always told me that I was born on the 20. day of April, 1844 at or in Yancey, County, N.C., since divided into two counties (Yancey and Mitchell). When I was three, four, of 6 years of age, father moved from there to Lincolnton, County, N. C., the town of Lincolnton, and lived there a year or longer, and then moved to McDowell County, N. C., to a place called North Cove, and there I lived with father and mother until I went into the Confederate service, Co. "A" of the 49. N. C. Infy, and then subsequently in Co. "C" of the 13. Tenn. Cav.

Have lived in McDowell, Co., N. C. nearly ever since service. My brothers and sisters alive and at home from 1850 to 1860 are as follows: Jonathan, (Joseph myself), Alexander, and sisters as follows: Betsy, Clarisa, Nancy, Sallie, Lucinda, and Almenia.

Along with his affidavit, Joseph Hoppes submitted a copy of his family's 1850 enumeration he received from the Bureau of Census, Department of Commerce. It showed that when the Census was taken on August 26, 1850, he was listed as being five years old, which would indicate that his actual date of birth would have been April 20, 1845 and not April 20, 1844, as stated above. Joseph Hoppes' persistence and confidence paid off. He was reinstated to the pension rolls under Certificate No. 618,417 and returned to Altapass, NC to live with his wife. On March 7, 1922, he applied for another pension under the Act of May 1, 1920 from his home in Altapass. He died there on April 3, 1926 and was again deleted from the pension rolls on April 9, 1926. At the time of his death, he was receiving a pension of $72 per month.

Joseph Hoppes' widow Martha signed a DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION under the Act of May 1, 1920 on April 27, 1926. In it she stated that she was born April 30, 1849, and that she was married to Joseph Hoppes in February 1867 under the name Martha McKinney at Grassy Creek, Mitchell County, NC by Jack Dixon. Fortunately, there was a 90-year-old witness, Teenie Woody, to their marriage by Rev. Jake Dixon, a Baptist Minister. Martha Hoppes received her widow's pension of $30 per month under Certificate No. 1537,155. She died at Marion, NC on February 5, 1928.


C. REFERENCES

1. Joseph Hoppes' Co. C, 13 TN CAV Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Joseph Hoppes' Pension File WC 1537,155 the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

[NI1766] Believed she was married to Parke(r) Philbeck - further research needed.

[NI1774] Passes Early Today

Joseph H. Hoppes, 84, of Route 5, in the Union Baptist Church community,
died early this morning at the local hospital. He had been in declining
health for two years and seriously ill for four days.

He was a native of McDowell County and a retired textile worker.

Surviving are five sons, Arthur of Shelby, Melvin and Max, both of Route
5, and Marshall and Baxter, both of Lawndale, Route 1.

Also surviving are three brothers, Benjamin, William and Coleman, all of
Marion; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hoppes was a member of Union Baptist Church. Funeral services will
be held there Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Forrest Teague and the
Rev. C. C. Crow officiating.

The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service and
burial will be in the church cemetery.

[NI1780] 1920 Living with parents, Joseph and Martha Hoppes.

[NI1786] Mrs. Hoppes Dies
in Local Hospital

Mrs. Margaret Alice Hoppes, 67, of the Union community died yesterday afternoon in Shelby hospital after an illness of three months.

Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Union church of which she was a life-time member.

Rev. A. F. Kiser, pastor of the church officiated at the rites and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: her husband, Joseph Hoppes; the following children: Arthur Hoppes of Shelby, Melvin Hoppes of Gastonia, Ellie, Marshall, Mack and Baxter Hoppes and Mrs. Gladys McIntire, all of the Union
community; a sister, Mrs. Frank Walker of Casar; a brother, John Hawkins of Shelby.

[NI1814] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Michael Hoppers, the only son of George Hoppes and Margaret (Bains) Hoppes was born March 10, 1837 in Washington County, TN. His mother died shortly thereafter, and his father married a second wife. He was raised by his maternal grandfather Bains and later by the Cox family. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was living in Madison County, AR on Jackson's Creek near War Eagle Creek. About the beginning of fall 1862, Confederate soldiers swarmed through the area looking for men under 35 years of age to conscript into service. Against his will but for his self preservation, Michael Hoppers joined Company B, 3rd Regiment AR Conscripted Infantry, Confederate States of America (CSA). At the Battle of Prairie Grove on Dec 7, 1862, he and many of his comrades deserted the Confederate Army. On February 23, 1863, at Fayetteville, AR, he enlisted in the Union Army for a term of three years and was mustered in as a Corporal in Company B, 1st Regiment AR INF (Ref. #1). He was recorded as Present on his Company's muster rolls through September/October 1863. The next bimonthly roll indicates he was Absent sick in Hospital Fort Smith November 17, 1863. He returned for duty during the January/February 1864 period, but again was Absent on the July/August 1864 muster roll because this time he was on scout in Madison Co. since August 28th 1864. He was Present for the next three muster rolls through January/February 1865 but in March/April 1865 was Absent on detached service since March 1865 with one section of artillery. He was mustered out with his Company at Fort Smith, AR on August 10, 1865.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

After Congress passed the Act of June 27, 1890, he applied for a pension on August 2, 1890. In his DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION, he stated he was age 53; a resident of Dallas County, MO; and was now unable to earn support by manual labor by reason of disease of lungs and rheumatism. He was granted an invalid pension under Certificate No. 630,778 at the rate of $8 per month (Ref. #2).

He may then have applied for an increase in pension because on May 22, 1894 the Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior requested that the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, provide a full military and medical history of Michael Hoppers Co. B, 1 Reg't Ark. Vol. Inf., who held Certificate No. 630,778. In addition to the military service information extracted from the Company muster rolls, the War Department replied the next day that medical records show him treated as follows: as Michael Hoffer, Cpl. Co. B, 1 Ark Inf. May 8 to 9, 64 Intermit fever, returned to duty; as Michael Hoppers, June 23 to July 4, 64 Diarrhoea, returned to duty; July 30 to Aug. 2, 65 for Intermittent fever, returned to duty. Nothing additional found.


Almost two years later, however, the Bureau of Pensions decided to appoint a special examiner because they apparently learned that Michael Hoppers had served some time in the Confederate army as an involuntary conscript. On February 27, 1896, at Urbana, Dallas County, MO, Michael Hoppers gave the following deposition to special examiner S. A. Shipman:

I am 59 years old. I get mail at Urbana, Dallas Co., Mo. Live 2 ½ East. Am a farmer by occupation.

I served in Co. "B", 1st Ark. Vol. Inf. Enlisted in February 1863, and was discharged August 10, 1865. This is all the service I rendered the U. S. during the war 1861 - 1865. Prior to this service, I was conscripted into the Confederate Army about October of November 1862. I was living in Madison Co. Ark. at the time I was conscripted near Huntsville. The name of the organization I was assigned to was the third (3rd) Ark. Regiment Conscripts, Co. "B". A man called Adams was the Colonel. I can't just now think of the name of my Captain. He lives at Ft. Smith, Ark. I stayed with this organization of the Confederacy until the battle of Prairie Grove, Ark. when I deserted the Confederate Army. I think this battle took place in January 1863. I joined the Union Army as above stated. I was conscripted as before stated and my service was not voluntary, and I had no sympathy with the Southern cause as was shown by my action in deserting them as I did.

I am now drawing a pension of $8.00 per month under the Act of June 27, 1890. Am paid at Topeka, Kansas.

Nathan Cox, 7 miles south of Huntsville, Madison Co. Arkansas; James Powell, Huntsville, Madison Co. Ark.; Peter Smith, on War Eagle in Madison Co. Ark. in same community with Cox know the circumstances under which I was forced into the Confederate ranks. I can't think of others right now but perhaps they can. Cox & Powell was conscripted with me, and Smith is familiar with all the circumstances. I am still unable to recall the name of my captain in the Confederacy. Cox, Powell or Smith may be able to remember his name.

The number of my pension certificate is 630788. Am pensioned for Bronchitis, diarrhea, & piles.

I have heard this statement read and it is correct.


(signed) Michael Hoppers


On December 18, 1896, Nathan H. Cox, with whom Michael Hoppers grew up after he was orphaned, gave the following deposition to another special examiner, W. E. Thompson:

I am 63 years of age, am a farmer, get mail at Gibtown, Jack Co., Texas.

I knew Michael Hoppers from the time he was 7 or eight years old. Knew him here in Madison Co., Ark.

I was in the same service with him in the C. S. A. army.

There was a crowd of Confederates here and they picked us up. They came to our houses and took us off. I do not know the date. It was sometime in 1862. We were in like three or more months. We deserted at the battle of Prairie Grove, Ark. Myself and Michael Hoppers and some others deserted at the same time. I do not now remember who the others were.

Our Captain was Ad Kinson, don't know his given name, but think it was BenAt Kinson. Our Colonel was named Williams. "No, I did not see the crowd that took Hoppers off to the Confederate army. Several went with us to Clarksville on Ark. River." I do not know what authority the men had to take us but they did it, and we were considered conscripts. We deserted at Prairie Grove and went home and then went to the federals. I think there was only a few days between the time I went to the Federals and the time he went to them, say 3 days to a week - may have been the same day.

We were then in Co. B, 1 Ark. Inf. and M. O. August, 1865.

I think James Powell was with us in both armies.

I do not know the name of a man that came and took us from home and put us in the Confederate army. "I know that I was afraid not to go for fear of being shot."

On December 30, 1896, the same special examiner visited Drake's Creek, Madison County, AR and obtained the following sworn statement from James Powell:

I am near 66 years of age, am a farmer, get mail at Drake's Creek, Ark. I knew Michael Hoppers before he was grown. I knew him on up to the time he went into the war. Hoppers lived on Jackson's Creek near War Eagle Creek, and there came in a Confederate force there for men. Gibson was in command of near - one hundred or so-and a law had been passed calling for all men under 35 years of age to enlist in the C.S.A. army. Gibson stated that all that would go in there could select their own company and if they did not go he would take them and put them where he pleased. Then it was that Mr. Hoppers went in; he selected his company rather than be put in some company he might not want to serve in. He went into Park's Company. That Regiment was all conscripts. We called it the 3 Ark. Conscript Regiment. It was commanded by Saml. Peel. That was in 1862, and I think in the fall, some 2 or 3 months before the Battle of Prairie Grove [Dec 7, 1862 W. E. T.]. I know I was at home sick at time of the battle and he deserted then and came to my house from the battle of Prairie Grove. He told me when he came to my house he had deserted then. Several deserted then.

I think he lay out around here, & hid out in the mountains until he went to the Federals. He was in my Co. in the Federal service, Co. B, 1 Ark. Inf. He went into the Federal army, before I did. I was at home sick when he went in. When I first knew him in the Federal service he was doing duty but he had diarrhea. I understood he was a Union man, was opposed to going into the Confederate army, and was really conscripted but allowed to select his own company and he deserted the C. S. A. service and went to the Federals because that was his choice. I had talked with him before the war and he was a Union man.

Special Examiner W. E. Thompson addressed his report about Michael Hoppers' claim to the Commissioner of Pensions on December 30, 1896; it declared:

I have the honor to report in the above named case.

Papers came to me for the testimony of Peter Smith, James Powell and Nathan H. Cox as to the manner in which Mr. Hoppers went to the C. S. A. service. I can not make much of these witnesses.

The simple truth is a call was made for all men under 35 years of age, and it was understood that if they did not enlist they would be forced in; so they enlisted.

Peter Smith has moved to Berryville, Carroll Co., Ark., within 12 miles of Mr. Stockslager's headquarters.

Mr. Nathan H. Cox has been a resident of Texas some two years, but he was back here for a few days on a visit & I found him for a few minutes. Mr. Cox says the Col. of C.S.A. Reg. was named Williams and the Captain was Ben. F. Atkinson who was a very few years ago a prominent hardware merchant of Ft. Smith, Ark.

It will be seen Mr. Hoppers says Colonel was "Adams." I think Williams is correct.

I can get no clearer evidence here as to the C.S.A. service. The "archives" might be searched and if thought necessary Capt. B. F. Atkinson of Ft. Smith, Ark., might be seen. Atkinson is a fine, reliable man as there is in Ft. Smith, or was a few years ago. I knew him.

The recommendation of Special Examiner W. E. Thompson was accepted by the Commissioner of Pensions. On February 26, 1897, another special examiner, G. E. Brown, took the deposition of B. F. Atkinson at Fort Smith, AR, who stated:

I am 59 years of age, occupation merchant, P. O. address 309 7th St., Fort Smith, Ark.

I was a Captain of Co. I, I think, 3 Ark. Inf commanded by Col. Adams. I was with said organization two or three months and cannot recall the pensioner Michael Hoppers. I was with them winter of 1862-3. Yes, I was with them at the Battle of Prairie Grove.

I can state that the whole Regiment was made up of conscripts and fully 90 percent were Union in sentiment, and I was satisfied would desert at the first opportunity which they did. Nearly all the Regiment or the majority joined the Union Army soon after said battle. The Lt. in my Co. was Parks from Van Buren Co. No, he was from Huntsville, Ark. Nearly all the Regiment were from the mountain districts of Madison and adjoining counties. I cannot name a person connected with the Regiment as I was with them but a short time as above stated.

Captain B. F. Adkinson's testimony about the conscription of men into the 3rd Regiment of AR INF must have satisfied the Bureau of Pensions that Michael Hoppers had not voluntarily served in the Confederate Army, because the remaining documents in his Pension File do not address the issue of his Confederate service. In 1905, his date of birth became the primary concern. On May 29, 1905, S. W. Bain, a resident of Elixir, Dallas County, MO, testified that:

I am well and personally acquainted with the above named Michael Hoppers, and have been all his life. He was born on the 10th, day of March 1837. He was born in my fathers house and partially reared by him as he was left an orphan at an early age. I make the above statement from an investigation of old family records now in my possession. Also from personal knowledge of the above facts.

In addition to the affidavit of S. W. Bain, on December 15, 1905, a transcript of an old Cox family bible was made by a Notary Public of Dallas County, MO; the bible contained the following information:


FAMILY RECORD

"Names of persons and their ages":

Margerett Bains was born the seventh day of Feb. 18___.
Micheal Hoppers was born the 10th, day of March 1837.
Sinclair Cox was born on the 6th, day of Feby. 1845.
Samuel Cox was born the 27th, day of May. 1847.
Elizabeth Caroline Cox was born on the 16th, day of Nov. 1849.
James Bary Cox was born on the 29th, day of March 1852.
Robert Lee Cox was born on the 8th, day of August 1854.
Josefine Tennessee? Cox was born on the 12th, day of July, 1856.

I certify that the above is a true and exact copy of "family record" as furnished me by one of the above names parties, Robert Lee Cox. The above record is contained in the old family bible belonging to Robert Lee Cox.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal this the 15th, day of Dec. 1905.

When Congress passed the Act of May 11, 1912, Michael Hoppers promptly applied for a new pension. On May 16, 1912, he signed a DECLARATION FOR AGE-SERVICE PENSION as a 75-year-old resident of Urbana, Dallas County, MO. At this time he was receiving a pension of $20 per month under Certificate No. 630,788. He stated his personal description at enlistment was as follows: age 28 years; height 5 feet 8 inches: complexion fair; hair dark; eyes blue; and when enrolled a farmer.

Three years later, on April 10, 1915, Michael Hoppers completed a Bureau of Pensions survey dated January 2, 1915. Among his responses were the following items: his wife's name was Josepham (Bridges) Hoppes; they were married October 4, 1908 at Urbana, MO by Judge Thomas; that he previously had been married to Nancy (Barron) Hoppes on March 12, 1854 but she had died on February 22, 1908 at Urbana, MO; that his present wife had previously been married to Henry Franklin on October 2, 1860, but that he had died on June 24, 1895 in Hickory County, MO and had never rendered military service; and that the names and dates of birth of his children were: William F. Hoppers born January 9, 1855; George M. Hoppers born December the 13, 1856; John H. Hoppers born December 8, 1859; Jasper G. Hoppers born 1862; Elisabeth Caroline Hoppers born March 28, 1865; Samuel L. Hoppers born June 22, 1867; Leah E. Hoppers born October 25, 1869; and Louisa J. Hoppers born (and) died in 1870.

Michael Hoppers died on November 4, 1919 at his home near Urbana, MO. At that time he was receiving a pension of $40 per month under the Act of May 11, 1912 and Certificate No. 630,778. Ten days later his widow Josepham (or Joan Ann) Hoppes age 79 signed a DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION under the Act of April 19, 1908 as amended by the Act of September 8, 1916. She stated that she had been born February 20, 1840 at Baron County, KY and was married to Michael Hoppers on October 4, 1908 near Urbana, Dallas County, MO by J. W. Thomas, a Justice of the Peace. The last document in Michael Hoppers' Pension File is a certified copy of his marriage license to Joan Franklin (nee Bridges) of Pittsburg, Hickory County, MO and the certification that John W. Thomas, Presiding Judge of the County Court of the County of Dallas, MO, married them at his residence on October 4, 1908.



REFERENCES

1. Michael Hoppers' Co. B, 1 AR INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Michael Hoppers' Pension File SC 630,778 the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

[NI1847] Ada raised Idress Bessie Hoppers after her sister Margaret's death during childbirth.

[NI1872] Reported to have 2 children with Randall Smith, futher research needed.

[NI1874] Reported to have four children, three of which are still living. Further research needed.

[NI1877] Reported to have had four children, with two still living. Do not know which child belongs to who, further research needed.

[NI1884] Reported to have two children, a son who died and a girl whose name is not known at this time.

[NI1898] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Jacob Hoppes, the oldest son of Jacob Happes who eventually settled in Luzerne County, PA, was born about 1786. In the War of 1812, the younger Jacob Hoppes served in Captain George Ritter’s Company of Infantry in the 1st Regiment (Shappell’s) of Pennsylvania Militia. Unfortunately, the younger Jacob Hoppes died in February 1850, before the first act of Congress under which he could have applied for bounty land.


MILITARY SERVICE FILE (Regt Shappell’s, PA Militia)

Muster rolls of Captain George Ritter’s Infantry Company in Shappell’s regiment (Ref. #1) indicate that the Company’s place of residence was Ruscomanor, Berks County, PA and that the unit rendezvoused at York, PA. Jacob Hoppes’ dates of service were from September 1, 1814 until December 4, 1814, a total of three months and four days. For his service at a rate of pay of $8 per month, Jacob Hoppes received $25.03.


REFERENCES

1. Jacob Hoppes military service record, Captain George Ritter’s Company, 1st (Sharppell’s) Regiment, PA Militia, War of 1812, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI1914] Solomon is on the 1860 Berks Co., Census. He took communion in the fall of 1865 at Zions (Spiess) Church, but is missing on the 1870 census.


History of Berks Co., PA by Montgomery - look up on Tues. July 22, 1997 by Berks Co. Roots Web Volunteer

"Solomon Hoppes for many years was engaged in making pumps in Oley Twp., Berks Co. and was well known. His wife was of the Rowe Family and they had three children: Obediah, Amos and Daniel R."

[NI1916] Reported to have married James Hilton, looking for proof. Find Lydia Fenstmacher living next to Jacob Hoppes & Mary Roose Hoppes on the 1860 Stark Co., OH census, roll 1038, page 113 dated 2 Jun 1860, with Jas. Slentz as the Asst. Marshall.

[NI1919] Canton Repository
May 19, 1897

Alliance, May 10 - {Special} - Jacob Hoppes, a pioneer resident of this township, died Tuesday. While attending the f uneral of a brother at Beech Church about 13n days ago, he was siezed with a chill from which he never recovered.

[NI1927] Living with daughter Mary Jane and her husband Martin Byers on the 1900 census.

[NI1928] Tri-County Gazette
Thursday, June 6, 1912

Obediah Hoppes, son of Soloman and Margaret Hoppes was born in Burks county Pa. Feb. 18, 1832, died in Roann, Ind., May 28, 1912, age 80 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was united in marriage to Hannah Tipton Oct. 11, 1863. To this union were born three sons, three daughters, eighteen grandchildren eight great grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his departure.

He with his wife united with the church of the Brethren in 1897, to which faith he clung until death.

Funeral services by Elder G. E. Swihart at the residence. Interment at Sycamore Cemetery, Fulton county Ind. Sermon from the text Rev. 14:13.

[NI1930] Will in scrapbook.

[NI1933] In a letter viewed in August, 1978, then in the possession of Ida Hoppes Weller, from William H. Hoppes to his brother Obediah, on January 30, 1902, it stated that he had 4 boys and 3 girls. It also explained that the Charles, Obediah had written about was Dan's boy. He didn't know if sister Lovina was living, he had not heard from her for about 45 year. It also stated that he (William) would be 52 years old on the 8th of October.

[NI1934] Died early.

[NI1936] Died early.

[NI1938] Rochester Sentenial
Monday, January 17, 1921


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamlett received word Sunday of the death of the latter's sister, Mrs. Hanna Hopper, 79 of Walton, Ind. Funeral services Tuesday at the Sycamore Chapel.

[NI1940] Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Berks County,

In the matter of the Estate of Amelia H. Hoppes deceased.

To L. S. Mabry (sp?) Esq., Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration for the County of Berks, in the
State of Pennsylvania, John H. Hoppes, the undersigned, being the oldest son of said decedent, who died in the township of
_________ in the County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania on the 16th day of May A.D. 1901 at ____ o’clock in testate, and
leaving personal estate not exceeding in value $500.00 and no real estate, less incumbrance, not exceeding $ ¾ , do hereby
renounce any right to have letters of administration on said estate issued to me and do hereby request you to grant the same to
Charles H. Hoppes.



Witness my hand and seal this twenty-third day of September A.D. 1901.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Amos R. Shearer John H. Hoppes L.S.
Edward M. Lorah Charles H. Hoppes L.S.



State of Pennsylvania

Berks County,. Register’s Office, Oct. 9, 1901

I do swear that, as the Administrator of Amelia H. Hoppes deceased, I will well and

truly administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased, according to law; and that I will diligently and faithfully
regard and well and truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to Collateral Inheritances.

Sworn and subscribed before me the Signature of Charles H. Hoppes

Date above, and letters of administration Granted.



L. S. Mabry, Register

Per. Geo. R. Gregory, Deputy



Estate of

Amelia H. Hoppes, deceased.



INVENTORY

Filed Nov. 13, A.D. 1901

Decedent died May 16, A.D. 1901

Letter issued Oct. 9, A.D. 1901

Rec. Vol. 5 Page 571





State of Pennsylvania,

Berks County,

Personally came before me one of the Justices of the Peace, in and for said county, Charles S. DeTurk and Samuel E. Bertolet who being duly sworn according to law, depose and say, that by the request of Charles H. Hoppes, Administrator of Amelia H. Hoppes, deceased, they will well and truyly, and without prejudice or partiality, value and appraise the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of Amelia H. Hoppes deceased, and in all respects perform their duties as appraisers to the best of their skill and judgment.

Sworn and subscribed before me Charles S. DeTurk

This 19th day of October A.D. 1901 Samuel E. Bertolet

Frank Y. Kaufman, J.P.


Inventory and Appraisement of the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Amelia H. Hoppes late of Oley Township in the County of Berks, taken and made in conformity with the above description.


Three chairs, .75, stand .10, mirror .25, glass dish & c .11 $ 1.21

Milk pitcher .75, glass pitcher .15, lamp .10, plate .55 1.55

Two pictures & frames 2.20, 4 chromos .22 2.42

Lot cloths .12, pillow covers .46, do. 1.35 1.93

Lot cloths .16, sheets .53, table cloth .71, towels .30 1.70

Lot clothes .5, bureau .30, feather bed 2.05 2.40

Spread 3.85, comfort 2.60, 3 pillows 1.00, bed & c .50, hat .05 8.00

3 bed spreads 8.55, 1 chest .30, 4 pcs carpet 4.70, clock .20, umbrella .05 13.80

Umbrella .95, rocker 1.20, rocker 1.55, 2 books, .85, stove 1.20 5.75

$38.76

Taken and appraised October 19, 1901.

Signature of Samuel E. Bertolet

Signature of Charles S. DeTurk

Rec. Vol. 15, Page 136

No. 40 May Term, 1902.



ESTATE OF

AMELIA H. HOPPES, Deceased.

A D J U D I C A T I O N

With Account and Statement Attached.



Filed, May 10, 1902


IN THE ORPHANS COURT OF BERKS COUNTY.

ESTATE of Amelia H. Hoppes, late of Oley township, deceased.

- - - - -

THE ACCOUNT of CHARLES H. HOPPES, administrator, after due publication in accordance with law and the rules of court, was called for audit May 5, 1902, and adjourned to May 9, 1902, when the audit was closed.

A p p e a r a n c e s:

SAMUEL E. BERTOLET, Esq. For the accountant.

The decedent died, intestate and unmarried, on the 16th day of May, 1901, leaving to survive her the following issue viz: John H. Hoppes, a son; Charles H. Hoppes, a son; Daniel H. Hoppes, a son; Mary H. Frey, a daughter; and Kate Reider, a daughter.

Balance due the estate as appears by the account filed, $216.69.


DISTRIBUTION

To John H. Hoppes, 43.33

To Charles H. Hoppes, 43.34

To Daniel H. Hoppes, 43.34

To Mary H. Frey, 43.34

To Kate Reider, 43.34

216.69



The Account and Statement are hereto attached: AND IT IS ORDERED AND DECREED that Charles H. Hoopes, administrator as aforesaid, do pay the distributions to the person respectively entitled thereto.

May 10, 1902. This report is confirmed nisi.

By the Court,

(illegible) Bland, P.J.


ESTATE of Amelia H. Hoppes, deceased

To Hon. H. Willis Bland, Auditing Judge:

The petition of Charles H. Hoppes, Administrator of said deceased represents:

That the said Amelia H. Hoppes died on or about the 16th day of May, 1901, in testate, married, and leaving issue: That an account has been filed by her administration.

That under the provisions of the interstate laws of Pennsylvania, the only persons entitled to the estate embraced in the said account, or any part thereof (other than as creditors), are as follows: - Their relationship, proportion of interest, and name of guardian of suce as are minors, being as stated, viz.:


Names Relationship Interest Of Age or Not Name of Guardian

John H. Hoppes Son 1/5 of age

Charles H. Hoppes " " " " " "

Daniel H. Hoppes " " " " " "

Mary H. Frey Daughter " " " "

Kate Reider " " " " " "


Your petitioner therefore prays that distribution may be made among the parties above mentioned, according to their respective interests. And he will ever, etc.

Signature of Charles H. Hoppes



Berks County, ss:

Charles H. Hoppes being duly sworn says: That the statements made in the foregoing petition are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed, this eighth day of May, 1902 before

Frank Y. Kaufman, J.P.

The Account of Charles H. Hoppes, Administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Amelia H. Hoppes, late of Oley township, Berks County, deceased.


1901. The Accountant charges himself as follows to wit:-

Oct. 19 To Amount of Inventory and Appraisement filed $ 38.76

1902 To Money received after filing Inventory 15.00

Mar. 31 To Principal of Mortgage given by Susanna Fritz and David, her husband,
To James Hess, assigned to Daniel R. Hoppes, now deceased, and appraised to
Amelia H. Hoppes, his widow $300.00

Mar. 31 To Interest on siad Mortgage for one year at 5% 15.00
315.00

Total of money received $368.76

The Accountant claims credit s follows, to wit:-

1901.

May 23 By Cash Paid Funeral expenses $ 20.80

July 23 " " E. Y. Weidner, undertaker 58.10

Sept. 18 " " C. H. Hartline M.D. med. Attend. 6.00

" " 17 " " K. H. Reider, funeral expenses 7.73

Oct. 9 " " L. S. Mabry, Register, Letters
Of Administration 4.50

" " " " G. M. Miller, affidavit .25

Oct. 19 " " Charels S. DeTurk, auctioneering
sale of personal property 1.00

" " " " F. Y. Kaufman, affidavit .25

Nov. 13 " " L. S. Mabry, Reg. Filing Inventory 1.50

1902

Feb. 26 " " P. L. Glase & Co., mdse. 10.99

March 31 " " L. S. Mabry, Reg., filing account 7.50

" " " " S. E. Bertolet, attorney,professional services 15.00

By Accountant’s Compensation 18.45
152.07

Balance due estate 216.69
368.76

E. & O.E.

Reading Pa. March 31, 1902.

Signature of Charles H. Hoppes
Administrator

[NI1947] Rochester Sentinel
of Fulton County, IN
Saturday, August 21, 1880

Very grave carelessness on the part of Obed HOPPES and his family caused the death of their child, four years old, last Saturday. The child had been having ague and the parents supposed they were administering quinine instead of which they gave it a large dose of strychnine or some other poison equally fatal that caused its death in a very short time. The deadly drug had been carelessly left lying about the house without being labeled and was an act of negligence scarcely excusable. It is a dear experience to that family and ought to be a warning to all others who learn of their misfortune. The distressed family lives in Newcastle Township, two miles south of Bloomingsburg.

[NI1956] This is the same I. E. Warren who performed the marriages recorded in Obediah's line.

Isaac, at the age of 23, on August 11, 1894 became First Degree of Ministery "Brethern". On March 12, 1898 he became a Second Degree of the Ministery "Brethern".

Moved from Beaver Dam to Roann Church on May 12, 1903. He was ordained to the Eldership by Frank Fisher; A. L. Wright and S. S. Ullery on Dec 5, 1908 at the age of 37.

[NI1957] Rochester Sentential
Monday, January 22, 1945

Winfred "Court" Rhodes and Emma Rhodes

A shocking accident which proved fatal to Winfred "Court" Rhodes, 64, well known Athens carpenter and contractor and his wife, Emma Rhodes, 60, occurred at a farm crossing of the Erie Railroad on the western outskirts of Akron shortly before noon Sunday, when an eastbound passenger train demolished their pickup truck and carried it a full half mile before the train could be stopped.

Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes were enroute from their home to the residence of their daughter, Mrs. Orville Shriver, who resides on the shore of Town Lake, just southwest of Akron. Mrs. Shriver had prepared a dinner in honor of her father's 64th birthday. The Rhodes had crossed the Erie tracks at the regular crossing on Road 14 and had turned onto the private road which led to the Shriver place, which is almost due south of the Whitney Gast home. A steep grate at the rail crossing is believed to have diverted Rhodes' attention, and that the approaching flyer was not observed until too late.

BODIES FOUND IN TRUCK

When the train was stopped and the mangled truck was released from the locomotive, both bodies, badly mutilated, were discovered in the truck cab. They were taken at once to the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Coroner D. K. Stinson said death had been instantaneous in both cases.

Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, who have two son, Cecil and Rex, in the service in France had recently been informed by Rex that he had practically recovered from wounds received in action and that he expected soon to return to active duty. Cecil, who had also been wounded in action, was released from the hospital some time ago and has since been in the line. He was last heard from on Dec. 2.

SECOND TRAGIC DEATH

This is the second tragic death in the family. A son, Norman Rhodes, was killed by a train in the Chicago area about 15 years ago. The train which struck the Rhodes' car Sunday was in charge of Conductor Charles Shroyer and Engineer Sam Snyder, both of Huntington.

Mr. Rhodes was a lifelong resident of this county. Born January 21, 1881, he was the son of Schuyler and Mary Rhodes of Newcastle township. He was married 39 years ago and moved to the vicinity of Athens where he has since resided.

Mrs. Rhodes, the former Emma Hoppes, was born in Ohio on Nov. 14, 1884, the daughter of Calvin and Mary Hoppes. She came to Indiana about 40 years ago. She was a member of the Athens U. B. church, the Sunshine club and the Mothers of World War II.

Surviving are eight children, Clyde Rhodes of Waukegan, Ill; Cecil Rhodes and Rex Rhodes, in France; Richard Rhodes of Rochester; Ross and Robert Rhodes at home, and the daughter, Mrs. Claudia Shriver, Akron.

Mr. Rhodes is survived, in addition, by three sisters, Mrs. Victoria Accoe, Mrs. Gladys Harris and Mrs. Agnes Urbin, all of South Bend, and three brothers, Colfax Rhodes of Athens, Sumner Rhodes of Fort Wayne and Ray Rhodes of South Bend.

And in addition Mrs. Rhodes is survived by four brothers, Guy Hoppes, Macy, Brent Hoppes and Don Hoppes, Indianapolis, Dorsey Hoppes of Kokomo, and two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Riley, Knightstown, and Mrs. Ida Weller, Marion.

Funeral services will be held from the Athens U. B. church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Chrisler of Athens and the Rev. Longenbaugh of Inwood officiation. Burial at Athens.

[NI1962] Great Aunt Ida spent a couple weeks with my mom and her family in August of 1977. She brought with her Obediah Hoppes' family Bible, old photos, letters that Obediah had received from his brothers in Ohio and Pennsylvania and worked with my mother on the family tree.

She loved to sing and entertained her neices and grandneices with many songs.

[NI1965] Court as he was known to family and friends, and Emma were going to Claudia's home for dinner on Court's 64th birthday when they were struck and killed by a train.
Obituary is for both and filed under Emma's notes.

[NI1970] The Indianapolis Star or News 1984

Helen E. Hoppes

Services for Helen E. Norton Hoppes, 83, Indianapolis, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church of Cumberland.

Calling will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland. She died Tuesday in Community Hospital, She had worked as a timekeeper for the Real Silk Hosery Mills Inc. for several years. She had been a 4-H Club leader 25 years and a member of Senior Swingers Club.

A native of Palestine, Ill., she lived in Indianapolis most her life. She was the widow of Don Hoppes. Survivors: sons, Floyd Hoppes, Robert Hughes; daughters, Iris Cesmik, Beryl McAllen, Faye Pope, Donna Hoppes.

[NI1973] Estel never married.

[NI1985] Canton Repistory
June 18, 1920

James Hoppes Dies

James Hoppes of North Park Ave., died today after a lingering illness of several months. The deceased was about 50 years of age and was well known throughout this section.

[NI1991] Reported to have had a wife named Effie that was born in Feb. of 1875. Further research needed.

[NI1998] January 6, 1940

Hoppes, Clara
60, wife of Emory L. Hoppes; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eckley; daughter, Mrs. Olen Hoffee; brother's, Frank E., William, and Charles V. Eckley; sister's, Mrs. Mary M. Dill, Mrs. Frank E. Reisling, Mrs. Elmer Oyster, Mrs. Boyd Bass and Mrs. Ad Lorenz. Burial in Grandview cemetery.

[NI1999] Living with sister Estella and husband Frederick Bichsel in 1910.

[NI2001] Burial record lists him as 22 years of age at the time of death.

[NI2013] Canton Repistory
April 10, 1963

Clinton L. Hoppes

Clinton L. Hoppes, 67, of 1935 Maple Ave NE was pronounced dead on arrival Tuesday night at Mercy Hospital where he was taken from his home. He had been ill for some time.

He had been a commercial artist.

Survivors include his widow, Naomi Hoppes and a daughter.

Services Friday at 2 p.m. Formet & Clevenger Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Callers Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

[NI2017] Berks County Pennsylvania, Morten Montgomery, Volume II, 1909

Charles H. Hoppes, one of the progressive men of Oley township, a school director and a well known man, was born in this township, November 16, 1866, son of Daniel R. Hoppes and a grandson of Solomon Hoppes.

(I) Solomon Hoppes for many years was engaged in making pumps in Oley township, and was one of the well known men of Berks County. His wife was of the Rowe family, and they had three children - Obediah, Amos, and Daniel R.

(II) Daniel R Hoppes was born in Oley township in 1838, and died February 10, 1899, being buried at Friedens cemetery. He was also a pumpmaker, having learned the trade from a Mr. Derr at Oley at Friedensburg. He followed this calling all his active life, and was noted for his excellent work and strict integrity of character. He married Amelia Haas, daughter of Abram Haas, and they had children as follows: John is of Barto, Pa., Mary married Peter Fry; Charles H., Catharine married Jonas Reider, Daniel H. is a blacksmith by trade, and employed by his brother.

(III) Charles H. Hoppes attended the public schools of Oley township until he was eighteen, when he went to Oley to lean the blacksmith's trade under Jeremiah Hauck. In 1888 he embarked in business for himself, and in 1895 he erected a fine modern shop, and has one of the best stands in Berks county. Mr. Hoppes devotes a good deal of his time to handling implements, and in the spring of 1908 he purchased a large stock as well as the good will of Ammon S. Hartman of Oley and is doing a thriving business, which shows a healthy increase.

Mr. Hoppes married Miss Catharine Bower, a daughter of Jeremiah and Catharine Bower, of Oley. they have two children: Amelia B. and Edwin B. Mr. Hoppes is a Democrat, and for fifteen years he served his township as auditor, and in 1907 was elected to the position of school director. He is a Lutheran in religious faith and one of the most liberal contributors to his church in the community. Energetic, hardworking, and an excellent business man, Mr. Hoppes is easily one of the leading men of his township.


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In the name of God, now I, Charles H. Hoppes of Oley Township, Berks Co., PA, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following:

I give, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catharine her heirs and assigns forever, all my property, real, personal, and mixed of what nature or kind soever, and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death, hereby authorizing her to give deed or deeds to purchaser or purchasers in fee simple if she wants to dispose of any real estate.

And I do nominate, constitute, and appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I Charles H. Hoppes, the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of July A.D. 1926.

Signature of CHARLES H. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, and who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator and of each other.

Signature of L. W. MATHIAS

Signature of ELLA K. MATHIAS

[NI2018] Boyertown Times
November 19, 1942

Mrs. Kate H. Reider

Kate H. (Hoppes) aged 73 yrs., widow of Jonas B. Reider, died in her home in Ruscombmanor Township, near Link's School House. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Amelia (Haas) Hoppes, and was a member of Freiden's Lutheran Church, Oley.

Surviving are four daughters, Ella, wife of Ammon Reifsnyder and Eva, wife of Oliver Hartman, both of Oley R. D. 1; Emma, widow of LeRoy D. Heist, Fleetwood, and Sadie wife of Elmer L. Rothenberger at home; three sons, Leon, of Reading R. D. 2; Ralph at home, and Earl, of Mohnton R. D. 2; 15 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral service this afternoon from her home, the Rev. Paul J. Dundore Officiating. Further services in Frieden's Church, Oley. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI2020] "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" Morten Montgomery, Vol. II, Page 1211-1212

George L. Weidner, tax collector for Eshbach, Washington Township, Berks County, PA., and one of the best known residents of that place, where he has engaged in shoemaking since 1861, was born in Earl Township, near the Amity Township line, Aug. 17, 1836.

Jacob Weidner, his grandfather, lived in Earl Township, and was the owner of a large farm, the greater part of which was in Amity Township. He was buried in a private cemetery on his land. His death occurred prior to 1836. He married a Miss Boyer, and their children were: George, Peter, Daniel, Jacob, Ann and several other daughters, one of whom married Tobias Fisher.

Jacob Weidner, son of Jacob and father of George L., was born on his father's farm in Earl Township in 1789, and died in 1847 on his own farm in Earl and Amity Townships. There were 150 acres of fine land in this farm, and the buildings stood in Earl Township. Mr. Weidner engaged in farming and was a substantial citizen. He was buried at Boyertown. His wife, Polly Landis bore him children as follows: Martin, Elizabeth (Leaver), Catherine (Albright), Ellen (unmarried), Samuel, David, Jacob, George L., John, Mahlon and Mary (Gilbert).

George L. Weidner recived his first schooling in the German pay school of his native district, near Greshville, and later he attended the free school. In 1852 he went to learn the shoe maker's trade with Abraham Fry, of Colebrookdale, a trae he has followed in Washington Township since 1855. In 1861 he came to Eshbach and here he has since been at work, having made thousands of pairs of shoes in his time. Before the days of shoe factories he did a large business, keeping three men constantly employed, and he became quite well-to-do. He is now one of the substantial men of his vicinity, and is certainly one of the most highly respected. Since 1879 he has been tax collector of Washington Township, and for ten yers he was a supervisor. In politics he is a Democrat.

Whit his family Mr. Weidner attends the Hill Church, of which he is a Lutheran member. He was a deacon, and at present is a trustee of the cemetery. He is one of the active workers in the church, and he collected much money for the church.

In 1859 Mr. George L. Weidner was united in marriage with Sarah Reitenauer, daugher of John and granddaughter of Frederick Reitenauer. She was born in 1840. The children born to them are: Susan m. Enos Culp, of Phoenixville; Elizabeth is the widow of Danuel Gruber; Mary m. John Hoppes, of Barto; Ida m. Wilson Fisher, of Allentown; Ella m. Edwin Heydt, and lives in Washington Township at the Montgomery County line; and Daniel lives at Weisstown, in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County.

[NI2022]
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

CATHARINE R. HOPPES


I, CATHARINE R. HOPPES, of Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and understanding, hereby make this my
last will and testament.

1.I order and direct my hereinafter named executor to pay my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as it can be conveniently done after my decease.
2.I give my granddaughter, ERMA HENRY, my sewing machine.
3.I order and direct my hereinafter named executor to convert all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real and personal, into money as soon as in the exercise of his sound judgment it shall be reasonable and convenient after my death, and to that end I authorize him to sell an y real estate which I may own at the time of my death at public or private sale or sales for the best price or prices obtainable and to give deed or deeds therefor the same as I could if living.
4.Out of the proceeds of the conversion of my estate, real and personal, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give and bequeath the following legacies: -


To my grandson, ERNEST ECKERT, $200.00 absolutely.

To my granddaughter, DOROTHY ECKERT, $200.00 absolutely.

To my granddaughter, ELEANOR ECKERT, $200.00 absolutely.

To my great grandson, LEON RICHARD HENRY, $200.00 absolutely.

1.I order and direct that the aforesaid legacies and bequests are to be free and clear of all transfer inheritance or estate taxes, and that such taxes shall be paid out of the remaining portion of my estate.
2.After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, and the above mentioned legacies and bequests, I give and bequeath the balance of the proceeds of my estate, real and personal, so converted into money, to my daughter, AMELIA B. ECKERT, absolutely.
3.I nominate and appoint LAWRENCE W. MATHIAS to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of Sept., A.D. 1940.

Signature of CATHARINE R. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above-named testatrix as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed our names thereto as witnesses.

Signature of EDWIN M. DEYSHER

Signature of MIRIAM DEYSHER

[NI2024]
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

SALLIE A. HOPPES

I, SALLIE A. HOPPES, of West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void any and all Wills _____ me at any time heretofore made.

FIRST: I order and direct my Executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my death as may be convenient.

SECOND: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever nature and whatsoever situate, I direct my Executor to convert into cash and when the same has been converted to divide it into four (4) equal shares and one (1) of such shares I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, MABEL ROHRBACH, another of such shares I give, devise and bequeath to my son, PAUL A. HOPPES, a third of such shares I give, devise and bequeath to my son, RALPH A. HOPPES, and another of such shares I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, MARY A. HOPPES.

In the event that any one of my four (4) children should not be living at the time of my death but shall have died

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Leaving issue surviving, then such deceased child's share shall be distributed among such child's issue in a per stripes distribution and if any child shall not be living and shall have died without leaving any issue surviving, then that child's share shall be distributed among my remaining children or the issue of such of my children as are deceased in a per stripes distribution.

AND LASTLY, I nominate, constitute and appoint my son, PAUL A. HOPPES, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribe my name and affixed my seal to this and the preceding page this 9th day of July, 1964 A.D.

Signature of SALLIE A. HOPPES

Signed sealed, published and declared by SALLIE A. HOPPES, the Testatrix above mentioned, as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at her request, and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signature of JAMES W. STOUDT

Signature of MARY A. HOPPES



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[NI2026] Be it remembered that I,

Edwin B. Hoppes

Being of sound mind and memory and understanding do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament and do hereby give, devise and bequeath, after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, all my real and personal estate unto my wife, SADIE, and to her absolutely.

Lastly I do hereby appoint my wife with full power and authority to convey any or all my real estate and personal property and to give deed of deed to the purchaser or purchasers, or as my Executor do as she sees fit or as though I were living, she to be the Executor revoking all former wills that may have been made by me.

In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand and seal this 23 day of August AD 1939.

Signature of EDWIN B. HOPPES

Witnesses

Signature of PETER W. KEMMERER

Signature of PEARL (T or J) KEMMERER

[NI2027] The Morning Call
July 7, 1991

Mabel A. Rohrbach, 91, of Mertztown R.2, died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. She was the wife of the late Bryan M. Rohrbach.

Born in Oley Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel H. and Sallie A. (Angstadt) Hoppes.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Lutheran Church, Boyertown R.4.

Survivors: Sons, Wilson H. of Mertztown R.1, Allen H. and Earl H., both of Breinigsville R.2., Ralph H. of Allentown and Clarence H. of Mertztown R.2; daughters, Helen H., wife of Norman Flicker of Maxatawny and Arlene H., wife of Charles Savidge of Mertztown R.2.; brother, Ralph A. of Oley R.2; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

[NI2030]
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

RALPH A. HOPPES

I, RALPH A. HOPPES, presently residing in Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania do make, and publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all prior Wills and Codicils made by me.

1.I authorize and direct my Executrix hereinafter named to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as is convenient.
2.I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate, both real and personal, and wheresoever situate, which I may own or have a power of appointment over at the time of my decease, unto my wife, ANNIE C. HOPPES, if she survives me by at least thirty (30) days.
3.In the event my said wife, ANNIE C. HOPPES, fails to survive me by at least thirty (30) days, then I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate, both real and personal, and wheresoever situate, which I may own or have a power of appointment over at the time of my decease, unto my nephew, GEORGE W. REIDER, absolutely.
4.I appoint my wife, ANNIE C. HOPPES, to be the Executrix, of this my Last Will and Testament. In the event my said wife, ANNIE C. HOPPES, is unable or unwilling to complete their duties as my Executrix, then I appoint my nephew, GEORGE W. REIDER, as Executor in her place and stead.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of April, 1983.

Signed Ralph A. Hoppes



SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the above named RALPH A. HOPPES, as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, at this request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signature of Leon Miller, Witness

Signature of Annie C. Hoppes, Witness


COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

COUNTY OF BERKS

I, RALPH A. HOPPES, Testator, whose name is signed to the attached or foregoing instrument, having been duly qualified according to law, do hereby acknowledge that I signed and executed the instrument as my Last Will; that I signed it willingly; and that I signed it as my free and voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed.

Signed: Ralph A. Hoppes, Testator

Sworn or affirmed to and acknowledged before me, by RALPH A. HOPPES, the Testator, this 28th day of April, 1983.

Signed & Sealed by Russell W. Haas, Notary Public

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

COUNTY OF BERKS

We, LEON A. MILLER and ANNIE C. HOPPES (their signatures), the witnesses whose names are signed to the attached or foregoing instrument, being duly qualified according to law, do depose and say that we were present and saw Testator, RALPH A. HOPPES, sign and execute the instrument as his Last Will; that he signed willingly and that he executed it as his free and voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed; that each of us in the hearing and sight of the Testator signed the Will as witnesses; and that to the best of our knowledge the Testator was at that time 18 or more years of age, of sound mind and under no constraint or undue influence.

Signed, LEON A. MILLER, Witness

Signed, ANNIE C. HOPPES, Witness

Sworn or affirmed to me and subscribed to before me by Leon A. Miller and Annie C. Hoppes, witnesses, this 28th day of April, 1983.

Signed & Sealed, Russell W. Haas, Notary Public

[NI2055] Old Landmarks of Canton and Stark County, Ohio
John Danner
Volume II
B. F. Bowen, Logansport, IN, 1904

Preston Hoppes was born September 9, 1847, and is a son of William and Sarah (Lee) Hoppes, of whose nine children six still survive, namely, Mary, whose home is Alliance, where she still enjoys a life of single blessedness; Adeline, also unmarried and likewise a resident of Alliance; Rebecca, wife of Samuel B. Tea; Valeria, widow of William Fitzpatrick, with her home is also in Alliance; Preston, whose life career will be further detailed in this brief record, and Louisa, who is the wife of William Busby of this, Washington, township. Those deceased are Abigail, who died aged forty-eight years, in 1900 and William H. , who was shot in the Civil war.

William Hoppes, the father of the above named family, was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1808, a son of Jacob Hoppes, a very prominent farmer of his community and also a veteran of the War of 1812. William Hoppes was reared to the blacksmith's trade in Berks' county, Pennsylvania, where he worked until 1841, when he came to Stark county, Ohio, and located on what is known as the Richard Lee farm, but which was then the property of Mr. Hoppes' father-in-law, and worked at his trade in connection with farming about one year. In 1842, he purchased the present Hoppes homestead, which is now owned by Preston Hoppes' tow maiden sisters. Soon after making this purchase Mr. Hoppes erected a modern dwelling, in which he resided until his death, which occurred in his ninety-third year, in the faith of the Lutheran church and in politics a Republican. He was on of the best know horse dealers in his section of the country, as he entered into the trade in the pioneer days and drove his animals through to the Eastern markets until the advent of railroads, which he utilized until his seventy-fifth year.

Mrs. Sarah (Lee) Hoppes was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, about 1814 and is a daughter of Jeremiah Lee, who was distantly connected with the Lincoln family and the ancestors of Gen. Robert E. Lee. With the family of Daniel Boone, grandfather Lee and Richard and William Hoppes walked all the way from Pennsylvania to Stark county, Ohio; they then returned to the Keystone state, but came back to Ohio in covered wagons with their families, in 1841, and made permanent settlement. Here the mother died at the age of sixty-four years, in 1878.

Preston Hoppes was reared to agriculture in the home place and acquired his education in a structure now used by him as a wagon shed. He continued to work during the summer seasons on this farm until within four years of his marriage, during which period he worked on a railroad. In 1974 he was joined in matrimony with Miss Lousia Maudrue, who was born in Maximo, Ohio, a daughter of Joseph Maudrue, whose life record is given in full on another page of this work. After his marriage Preston Hoppes settled on his present farm, which was then the property of his father and which comprises sixty-nine acres, besides which he owns a farm of thirty-eight acres three miles to the west. Mrs. Louisa (Maudrue) Hoppes, passed away in 1884, the mother of two children, Lucius J. and Bertha. Lucius J. is married to Zula Hoiles, who has borne him two children, William and Leonard, while Bertha is still single and resides with her father, who remains a widower. The father and Lucius J. are now farming the old homestead, while the daughter manages the household.

Lucius J. Hoppes was one of the brave boys who volunteered for the Spanish-American war and served in Cuba with Company K, Eighth Ohio Infantry. That the martial spirit pervaded is also shown by the fact that William H. Hoppes, a brother of Preston Hoppes, served in Company K, One Hundred and Tenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and lost his life in the battle of the Wilderness. Mr. Hoppes and his son Lucius are Republicans in politics, but neither has ever sought an office. The family hold a very high position socially, and the name is honored wherever it is known.

[NI2057] William and Louisa had one child, name unknown, who had died before the 1900 census was taken.

[NI2061] PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Lucius Hoppes, the oldest son of 24122 Preston and Louisa (Maudrue) Hoppes, was born in Stark County, OH on January 29, 1875. His uncle 24121 William G. Hoppes was killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864 while fighting in Company K, 110 Regiment OH INF. Lucius Hoppes, a 24-year-old farmer, was enrolled as a Private on April 26, 1898 in Company K, 8 Regiment OH VOL INF commanded by Captain E. L. Gyger and was honorably discharged at Wooster, OH on November 21, 1898 (Ref. #1). His personal description at time of enlistment was height 5 feet, 7 inches; fair complexion; brown hair; and blue eyes.

Lucius Hoppes submitted a DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION on June 24, 1899, about seven months after his discharge from service. Before a clerk of the Common Pleas Court of Stark County, OH, he claimed that:

in the line of duty at Camp Alger, in the State of Virginia, on or about the second day of June, 1898, he was attacked with Measles (and) was sent to division Hospital where (I) remained until on or about June 19th 1898. This was followed by aggravated diarrhea lasting until on or about November of the same year during which time I lost flesh. On my arrival in Cuba Santiago Province, I was more or less indisposed, was taken on or about the 6th of August '98 with stiffness and fever, loss of appetite and rest, was greatly emaciated and since that time I have more or less suffered from result of malaria infections for which I was treated at the detention Hospital, Montauk Point Long Island and by my physicians at Alliance, O. I am at present disabled by persistent constitution malaria infections and irregularity of Heart. (I was) treated in hospitals as follows: At Division Hospital and 8th Regiment Hospital Fairfax County Va Camp Alger and was treated in Cuba and on return on Mohawk by regimental surgeon and at detention Hospital at Montauk Point, Long Island.

The Bureau of Pensions granted Lucius Hoppes Certificate No. 1020898 at the rate of $6.00 per month for malarial poisoning. When the Bureau of Pensions sent him their questionnaire dated January 2, 1915, Lucius Hoppes responded on March 20, 1915; he stated that he had been born of January 29, 1875 near Alliance, OH and that he had been married to Zula Hoiles at Alliance, OH on November 21, 1899 by J. H. Jones, a minister. He also declared that he had not been married previously, was living with his wife, and had three living children, William Hoppes, Leonard Hoppes and Leo Hoppes, and two infants that had died unnamed.

After Congress passed the Act of June 5, 1920, Lucius Hoppes submitted another DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION in August 1923, while still residing at Alliance, OH. He listed his occupation as a Traveling Salesman and indicated that he was to a material extent disqualified from earning a support by manual labor by reason of malarial poisoning and bowel trouble.

After Congress passed the Act of March 20, 1933, Lucius Hoppes filled out the six-part questionnaire (reproduced above for 11D111 William B. Hoppes). On August 26, 1833 in answer to question No. 1, Lucius Hoppes indicated he was married, did not have any children under 16 years of age, and was a salesman but lost my job and for several years have hardly made a living and taxes & expenses. He answered No to questions 2 - 5 and for #6 indicated that he resided in Alliance, Ohio. On June 28, 1934, Lucius Hoppes filled out another questionnaire in which he stated that he did not file an Income Tax Return for 1933, did not pay any Federal Income Tax for 1933, currently was not employed, and was residing at RD #1, Alliance, OH.

On February 3, 1938, Lucius Hoppes was examined by a medical doctor, V. A. Cleveland, who submitted a detailed REPORT OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATION to the Veterans' Administration about the alleged disability: arteriosclerosis and arthritis. In a section of the Report titled, Brief medical and industrial history, the examining physician stated: Pension $35. Married. Has a 36 acre farm which he works a little; Has a steady hired man; farms another 40 acre and has a wholesale seed business. Nets about $1500 a year. He was operated 19 years ago by Dr. Taylor for fistula and hemorrhoids. Not now under a doctor's care.

The Report Section Present complaint contained the symptoms: Thundering pains in hip joints, not in the flesh. Can hardly ride in auto. Shoulders hurt all the time. Right is worse. Bowels give trouble. Always loose; sometimes real bad.

On February 5, 1958, the 83-year-old Lucius Hoppes was admitted to the Veterans' Administration Hospital (VAH) in Cleveland, OH for observation and was discharged two weeks later. The detailed DISCHARGE SUMMARY stated that:

PRESENT ILLNESS: This was the first CVAH admission for this 83 year old, white, male, who was admitted with the chief complaint of chest pain extending from shoulder to shoulder. Patient had first episode of slight precordial pain in 1942, at which time he was treated by a local medical doctor with nitroglycerin and digitalis. A few weeks later he experienced dull choking pains in his left chest with radiation to the left arm, which caused some numbness of the left hand. The patient was placed on bed rest with bathroom privileges for 6 weeks, and was told to take 3 or 4 shots of whiskey per day for relief of pain. The patient followed this regimen until 1946, at which time he began to use nitroglycerin for relief of his pain. Until September 12, 1957, the patient was averaging about 2 bouts of pain per day, which was usually controlled with nitroglycerin. These pains were characteristically brought on by exertion, walking in the cold, or ingestion of a large meal. On September 12, 1958, the patient began to notice more severe precordial pain which lasted longer that the usual 10 or 20 minutes. On September 18, the pains became more severe and the patient was admitted to Alliance City Hospital. On September 20, the patient again experienced severe pain and was treated with nitroglycerin. After 3 days of hospitalization the patient was released and returned to work as a salesman. He has been working up until the time of his present admission, but has never experienced any pain while driving his car. Patient states that he often gets relief by taking several deep breaths along with 1 tablet of nitroglycerin.
PAST HISTORY: The patient has been a salesman for the past 53 years, and is at present employed by the Akron Scrap Products Co. Military history - The patient served for 6 months in the Spanish American War during 1898, and was in Santiago, Chile, for most of his military service. Habits - The patient has not used alcohol except for the reasons mentioned above. He is a non smoker. Patient has used aspirin, nitroglycerin and digitalis for his present condition. Family history - Patient's father died at age of 84 years of pneumonia. The patient's mother died at the age of 32 of pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient has one sister living and well. The patient has been married since 1899. Childhood illnesses - The patient has had chicken pox, sinusitis, measles, and pneumonia. He denies hypertension, diabetes, and veneral disease. Adult illnesses - While in the service the patient had malaria and typhoid fever, both cured. Operations - In 1920 the patient had a rectal fistula repaired. In 1954 he had bilateral cataracts removed with no sequela. Injuries - Several years ago, the patient was involved in a minor railroad accident at which time he sustained injuries of several transverse process of the lumbar vertebra and also a contusion to the base of the occiput. At present he complains of some pain at the base of the occiput, but no back pain.

SYSTEM REVIEW: . . . . For the past few years he has noticed slight tremor at rest in his hands, he claims that his father also had these abnormalities.

PHYSICIAL EXAMINATION: . . . . Skin - patient shows some erythematous complexion, with minimal scaling, and also claims that this is a family trait.

RECOMMENDATIONS: . . . Since the patient's pains are relieved by nitroglycerin and refraining from strenuous exercise, he was advised to avoid those situations that would bring about pain, such as exertion, walking in the cold, and the ingestion of a large meals. He was also further recommended that he curtail his present activities as a salesman, and perhaps seek a warmer climate where the possibilities of inducing anginal pains would be diminished. He has expressed interest in settling down in Florida, and he has been encouraged to do this. He was also advised to continue his nitroglycerin therapy for any pains that he might have.

Lucius Hoppes died in the Cleveland Veterans' Administration Hospital, Cuyahoga County, OH on October 10, 1967 at age 92 after a stay of seven days, and was buried on October 13, 1967, in the Union Cemetery, Alliance, OH. His cause of death was attributed to a massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage caused by a ruptured arterio-sclerotic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. His occupation was listed as a salesman of farm seed and insecticides. His parents were given as Preston Hoppes and Louisa Maudru. The APPLICATION FOR BURIAL ALLOWANCE from the Veterans' Administration was signed by L. Hoppes, son, of Jennings Avenue, Salem, OH on October 13, 1967.


REFERENCE

1. Lucius Hoppes' Pension File 1,020,898, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

[NI2093] Had 2 children, one still living in 1900. There is another Thomas Taylor in Stark Co., in 1900, but have nothing to prove it's Thomas & Lydia Hoppes Taylor's son. Further research needed.

[NI2096] Mother in-law, Mary Elizabeth Roose Hoppes was living with them in 1900. Census indicates that they had 2 other children with death occurring prior to the 1900 census.

[NI2097] David and Sophia had no children.

[NI2104] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

John Hoppes was born April 30, 1827 in Lycoming County, PA. He enlisted at Williamsport, PA on September 5, 1864 at age 37 for one year in Company I, 207th Regiment, PA Volunteer Infantry (Ref #1). A Muster and Descriptive Roll for his Company states that he was a farmer with blue eyes, brown hair, and fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 5 inches in height. He was listed as Present in Company muster rolls for the periods up to October 31, 1864; for November/December 1864; for January/February 1865; and for March/April 1865. A Company Descriptive Book mentions that he Served as a private. Was present and participated in the engagements of Bermuda Hundred front Va Nov 17/64, Fort Steadman Va., Mch 25/65 and the general attack on the rebel lines in front of (Richmond). His unit was discharged at Alexandria, Va. on May 31, 1865, at which time he had been paid $33.33 bounty with $33.34 bounty due. A Hospital Muster Roll for the US General Hospital at Fairfax Seminary, VA indicates he was attached to the hospital on May 19, 1864 and still was Present as of June 30, 1865.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

May 22, 1880, John Hoppes of Plunkett's Creek Township, Lycoming County, PA appeared before the Orphans Court to apply for an Invalid Pension (Ref. #2). In his declaration he stated that while at Poplar Grove, VA. in February he contracted typhoid fever, which has affected his head, throat and back and he still suffers from same. He claimed to have been treated in the following hospitals: City Point, VA from February 1865 until the latter part of March; at the Field Hospital for a few days in May 1865; at Fairfax Seminary near Alexandria, VA from May 1865 until June or July 1865; and at Augur General Hospital from June of July 1866 until discharge on July 20, 1865. The Adjutant General's Office of the War Department informed the Commissioner of Pensions on July 15, 1882 that John Hoppes was Mustered out on Individual Muster out Roll at Augur Genl Hospl near Alexandria Va. July 20/65. Company Morning Reports show him as follows: Febr. 28th, 1865 Taken to Field Hospital; March 31,'65 Returned from Hospital; May 17, '65 Taken to Field Hospital, since to Fairfax Seminary Hospital. The records of this office furnish no evidence of disability alleged. Cause for which in Hospital not stated. On October 5, 1882, the Surgeon General's Office of the War Department reported that John Hoppas, Pri Co. I, 207th Pa., was admitted to G. H. Fairfax Seminary near Alexandria Va. May 19th 1865 with "Aphonia" and transferred July 7th 1865, and John Hoppes, Pri. Co. I, 207th Pa. Vols, was admitted to Augur G. H. near Alexandria Va. July 8th 1865, "Convalescent" and discharged from service July 23, 1865, remarks, G. O. 77. The next item in John Hoppes' Pension File dated September 11, 1884 indicates he was at Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865 and was Sent to hospital sick May 17/65. Five years later, on October 25, 1889, the Bureau of Pensions asked the War Department for additional information about John Hoppes' military and medical history. Their response stated: Medical Records that have been indexed (or discovered) since the report of Mch 28, 1883 was made show the following additional information: Treated: as John Hoppis, Pri., Co. I, 207 Pa. Vols., May 17 to 19/65 Remit. "Fever."
On July 6, 1890, John Hoppes signed his name to another form titled: DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION claiming catarrh throat (or heart) disease, and kidney trouble. He finally received his long-sought pension sometime thereafter under certificate 355161.

Meanwhile John Hoppes continued to fill out paperwork related to his pension claim. In response to the Bureau of Pensions' five-part questionnaire dated October 14, 1899, he answered only question No. 5, stating: I am a widower. Have no wife living. Have three living children but they are all over 16 years of age. On February 14, 1907, he filled out the DECLARATION FOR PENSION Form under the Act of February 6, 1907. On it, he stated that his places of residence since leaving the service were near Proctor, PA until about May 1872; then Murray Run, PA to about March 1876; and then near Proctor, PA again until within the last five or six years when he resided at Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, PA. In April 1907, he received a reissue of his Pension No. 355161 dated April 1, 1907 under the Act of February 6, 1907 indicating his new pension amount would be $20 per month effective February 16, 1907.

John Hoppes died December 23, 1909 and was dropped from the pension rolls. Although not mentioned by name in his Pension File records, he had four children: Rosetta Hoppes born May 22, 1871, who married John Gumble on April 15, 1892; Clara Hoppes born March 27, 1873, who married Nathaniel Grier on April 25, 1892; Sylvester Hoppes born about 1874, who married Kathleen Burgit on October 29, 1913; and Harriet Hoppes born March 7, 1878, who married Robert Clegg on January 7, 1896 (Ref. #3). Mr. John Gumble of Laporte, PA handled John Hoppes' funeral expenses. Among the bills in John Hoppes' Pension File was one for $4 paid by John Gumble to Ruben Hakes for digging grave for John Hoppes at Barbours Mills Dec 24 and 25, 1909. In a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions, John Gumble's lawyer stated that The undertaker's bill was $62.70 and Sullivan County, the County in which the pensioner died, under a state law, paid $50.00 upon the undertaker's bill. The balance of $12.70 has not been paid by any one. Mr. Gumble understood that the Government would only reimburse him to the extent of the pension actually earned from the date of the last payment, October 4, 1909, to the date of the pensioner's death, December 23, 1909, at $20.00 per month, which would amount to $52.66. For this reason, he did not pay the balance of the undertaker's bill. In their final accounting, the Bureau of Pensions paid John Gumble $53.33.


REFERENCES

1. John Hoppes' Co. I, 207 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. John Hoppes' Pension File # 355161, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

3. See HARRY'S 19TH CENTURY HOPPES SUMMARY FILE published on the Hoppesgenerations Web site.


Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI2189] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Jacob Hoppes was born in Luzerne County, PA on September 3, 1838, the third son of John Hoppes married to Elizabeth Bair. He enlisted at Shickshinny, PA on August 18, 1862 and was mustered into service as a Private in Co. F, 143 Regiment PA INF at Wilkes Barre, PA on September 8, 1862 (Ref #1). Throughout the War until his discharge at Hart Island in New York Harbor on June 12, 1865, he was listed as Present on the muster rolls of his Company except for several occasions when he was detached on special assignment. The detached service reported in his Service File began or occurred on February 25, 1863 when he was assigned to guard Headquarters, on April 10, 1863 when he guarded the Brigade Commissary, in September/October 1863 when he again guarded the Brigade Commissary, in the months of January through August 1864 when he served as a guard at the Brigade Commissary, and in January/February 1865 when he was detached to guard recruits to the front. At the time of his discharge on June 12, 1865, he had been paid a bounty of $25, with another $75 due. Eighteen of the muster rolls in his Service File spell his surname with a double "p", and one with a double "b".

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Apparently, Jacob Hoppes was fortunate during his three-year tour of duty and suffered no wounds, injuries, or debilitating diseases (Ref #2). He first applied for a pension under the Act of June 27, 1890; in his DECLARATON FOR INVALID PENSION dated July 12, 1890, he stated that he was a resident of Union Township, Luzerne County, PA and was suffering from piles and rheumatism in his shoulder. On October 7, 1893, he filed another DECLARATON FOR INVALID PENSION listing his infirmities as piles, rheumatism, and disease of heart. This time his application was approved and he received a pension under certificate No. 866,418.

On May 4, 1898, Jacob Hoppes filled out the Bureau of Pensions' five-part questionnaire as follows:

No. 1. Yes. - Eva Hoppes - Eva Masters

No. 2. Apr. 12, 1868 - Union township, Rev. C. P. Cresthwaite

No. 3. Record of marriage certificate exists.

No. 4. no.

No. 5 yes. Hayden R., Harry L., S. Roscoe, May E. Born: 1st one Jan. 19, 1869, 2nd one July 4, 1873, 3d one Nov. 28, 1876, 4th one Nov. 8, 1879.

The questionnaire was signed Jacob Hoppes.

After Congress passed the Act of February 6, 1907, Jacob Hoppes signed a DECLARATON FOR PENSION on August 18, 1907 in which he stated that his personal description at the time of his enrollment was: height, 5 feet, 4 inches; complexion, Fair; color of eyes, Dark; color of hair, Dark; and that his occupation was a Farmer. Throughout the declaration, his surname was spelled Hobbes, but he signed the document Jacob Hoppes.

Jacob Hobbes died on February 23, 1913 in Shickshinny, PA. His date of birth on his Death Certificate was given as September 3, 1838 and his occupation as a retired farmer. His date of burial was specified as February 25 1913, and his place of burial as Raburn. His parents were listed as John Hobbes and Elizabeth Baer.

On March 15, 1913, Jacob's widow signed a DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION as Eva Hoppes. On June 17, 1913, Rev. J. F. Andreas, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church signed an affidavit stating he was a successor to Rev. M. P. Crosthwite. I have the records made by him, in said records I find one relating to the marriage of Jacob Hoppes to Eva Masters. The record is as follows: Jacob Hoppes (a farmer) was married on April 12th, 1868 to Eva Masters by Rev. M. P. Crosthwite. Mr. Hobbes at time of his marriage was 30 yrs. of age and Eva Masters 22 yrs. They were married at Samuel Master's in the presence of the family.

On August 11, 1913, her brother William H. Masters provided another affidavit in which he stated:

I have known Jacob Hoppes or Hobbes and his wife Eva Hoppes or Hobbes for sixty (60) years or more. I knew him as a soldier under the name of Jacob Hoppes and as the husband of the claimant under the name of Jacob Hobbes and know that they are one and the same person. My means of knowing the above facts are, I was raised in the same neighborhood where they both lived, I served with him in the Civil War in Co. F, 143 Regiment Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. and have known both of them ever since. Some of the family spell the name Hoppes and the rest spell it Hobbes. I think it is a German name and Hobbes might be the way to spell it in English.

Eva Hoppes' claim was approved and a widow's certificate No. 763375 was issued. Eva Hoppes died at 131 Prospect Street, Wilkes - Barre, PA on January 18,1919. At the time of her death, she was receiving a widow's pension of $25 per month.


REFERENCES

1. Jacob Hoppes' Co. F, 143 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Jacob Hoppes' Pension File # WC 763-375, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summaries by Dr. Harry Hoppes

[NI2203] Died early.

[NI2227] Address: Dresden, Ks.
Entered Service: 17 Aug. 1917.
Branch of Service: U.S.Army.
Trained at: Camp Funston, Ks. ( Aug. 1917 to April 1918).
Overseas: April of 1918.
Theatre of Operations: European, ( France).
Engagements: Argonne Forest.
Rank: Private.
Parents: S. A. and Mattie Hoppas.
Killed in Action.

The above information was supplied by the Kansas Post 70 - below are facts including the death of
9 it would appear based on his training dates and setting sail for France in April 1918, that he saw little conflict before he met up with his maker and fellow commrades who had parted before or along with him.

[NI2235] Single and living with his mother in Luzerne Co., PA on the 1910 Census, Enumeration District 121

[NI2239] 8 Oct 1940
Unknown Paper

Oscar D. Hobbes, well-known Koonsville resident, died Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock of a heart attack.

Mr. Hobbes, a widower, was owner of the Sinclair service station at Koonsville and with his son Walter had living rooms in the building. Although he had been in ill health for the past few years, his condition was not at all serious and news of his death came as a shock. He was aged 65 years and spent his entire life in union township, where he was born. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Koonsville.

Surviving are the following children: Walter Hobbes, of Koonsville; Mrs. Otto Moyer, of Beach Haven. Two brothers also survive, Elmer Hobbes, of Kingston, and Fred Hobbes, of Muhlenburg, as well as nine grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Lloyd H. Kleckner Funeral Home in Shickshinny, where services will be held today at 3:30 o’clock. Rev. J. W. Booth, of Koonsville, will officiate and interment will be made in the Sorber cemetery at Reyburn.

[NI2256] In Memory of
Walter R. Hobbes

Date of Birth
April 15, 1900

Passed Away
June 5, 1967

Services
Thursday, June 8, 1967
Two O'Clock

Officiating
Rev. R. Kenneth Heim
Bethany E U B Church

Final Resting Place
Elan Memorial Park
Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania

Arrangements By
The Harold J. Longenberger
Home For Funerals

[NI2266] Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
Page 967

Elias Hoppes, a well known and respected resident of Berwick, was born March 16, 1838, in Luzerne county, Pa., son of George and Catherine (Benscotter) Hoppes.

George Hoppes was born in Luzerne county, where he followed farming and spent his life. He married Catherine Benscotter, of the same county, and they had eight children, Hannah, Elias, Rose, Ann, Jonah, Sarah, George and Emma. Of these, Hannah, Elias, George and Emma survive. Jonah served in the Civil war.

Elias came to Columbia county in boyhood and when the Civil war broke out was a resident of Summer Hill, Briarcreek township. On Oct. 22, 1862, at Camp Curtin, he enlisted for service in the Union army, being mustered in Oct. 28th as a member of Company H, 178th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Theodore McD. Price and Col. James Johnson, and after a faithful service of nine months was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., July 27, 1863. During this time he took part in many battles but escaped without any serious injury. He then returned to Columbia county and settled at Berwick in 1864 entering the employ of the Jackson & Woodin Company now the American Car & Foundry Company, in whose employ he has continued ever since, being one of the oldest in point of service as well as one of the most valued employees of the company. Mr. Hoppes was one of the first policemen in the borough. He is a member of Capt. C. C. Jackson Post, No. 159, G. A. R. and of the Berwick Beneficial Association.

On Feb. 19, 1873, Mr. Hoppes was married to Mrs. Mary (Kramer) Smith, who was born Sept. 18, 1832, in Luzerne county, a daughter of Abram and Parilla (Santee) Kramer, natives of Luzerne county, where they spent their lives, the father was farmer and stockman. They have six living children: George who is a resident of Berwick; Maude who is the wife of George Schrod, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Jennie, who is the wife of Ruben Craver, of Foreland, Pa., and Clarence, Elizabeth and Sterling, all of whom reside at Berwick. Mr. and Mrs Hoppes are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hoppes is a charter member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Berwick. By her first marriage, she became of mother of four sons: David of Scranton, Pa., Frank, of Berwick; Daniel, of Wayne county, and Charles of California. The father died in Luzerne county. He was a veteran of the Civil War.

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Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, Page 1217

Elias Hoppes was born near Shickshinny, Pa., March 10, 1837. After attending common schools he was engaged as a teamster for the Jackson & Woodin Company, at Berwick, and also worked at the Foundryville plant of Jackson & Woodin. At present he is a police officer for their successors, the American Car and Foundry Company, in the plant at Berwick. He married Mrs. Mary (Kramer) Smith, widow of Hiram Smith and daughter of Alexander and Parmelia Kramer, who had the following children: Albert, who married and had children: Mary, Abram, Andrew, John, Alfred, Josephine and Parmelia; Lucinda, who married a Snyder and had Mary, Vincent, William, Albert (whose children were Myrtle, Joleta, Lee and Lloyd) and Emma (who married a Swank and had two children, Lloyd and Charles) ; and Mary, who was first married to Hiram Smith, to which marriage were born Eliza, Mary, Charles, David (who married and had a son Edward), Frank (who married and had Lily and Mary), and Daniel (who married and had Clinton and Bessie). The second marriage of Mary was to Elias Hoppes, and they had children as follows: George T.; Maud, who married George Schrod; Jennie, who married Reuben Craver; Hanley, deceased, who was buried in the Pine Grove cemetery, Berwick; Clarence J.; and Sterling, who married Fannie Frey.

Clarence J. Hoppes obtained a public school education at Berwick, attending the Market street school. During 1886 - 87 he learned painting and was employed under Colonel Seely in the paint department of Jackson & Woodin Company, continuing there until 1896.

An earnest church worker and a serious thinker on religious subjects, it was in this year that both he and his wife became impressed with convictions that led them to unite in the missionary work being done by the Volunteers of America, and during 1896 - 97 - 98 - 99 they traveled as missionaries over a wide extent of the country, the work taking them to Philadelphia, Norristown and other places in the state, and to Bound Brook, N. J. Mr. Hoppes' health failing, he decided to return to Berwick. Coming back in the latter part of 1899, he entered the paint department of the American Car and Foundry Company. On July 12, 1912, he went into the passenger coach department, of which he was made assistant foreman. Being thoroughly acquainted with the details of the business and reliable in every way, the company has more than once sent him as representative to New York City.

Mr. Hoppes was united in marriage with Jessie Gordner, who was born Jan. 29, 1872, a daughter of Jonathan R. and Sarah Jane (Zehner) Gordner, of Jordan township, Lycoming county. They have one son, Gordner Elias, born Nov. 7, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes are members of the Bower Memorial United Evangelical Church. He votes with the Prohibition party and has served the city in the office of register assessor. He is identified with Washington Camp No. 105, P. O. S. of A.

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ELIAS HOPPES

MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Elias Hoppes, the oldest son of George Hoppes and Catharine (Benscoter) Hoppes, was born in Luzerne County, PA on March 16, 1834. He was enrolled at Camp Curtin, PA as a Private in Company H, 178 Reg't PA Drafted Militia Infantry for a period of nine months on October 22, 1862 and was mustered in at Harrisburg, PA on October 28, 1862 (Ref. #1). Company muster rolls for the periods October 22 to December 31, 1862; January/February 1863; March/April 1863; and May/June 1863 list him as Present.
They contain no indications that he was injured of hospitalized. He was discharged on July 27, 1863 at Camp Curtin.

A biography of Columbia and Montour County inhabitants (Ref. #2) contains additional information about Elias Hoppes' service. It reports that:

Elias came to Columbia county in boyhood and when the Civil war broke out was a resident of Summer Hill, Briarcreek township. On Oct.22, 1862, at Camp Curtin, he enlisted for service in the Union army, being mustered in Oct. 28th as a member of Company H, 178th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Theodore McD. Price and Col. James Johnson, and after a faithful service of nine months was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., July 27, 1863. During this time he took part in many battles but escaped without any serious injury. He then returned to Columbia county and settled at Berwick in 1864 entering the employ of the Jackson & Woodin Company now the American Car & foundry Company, in whose employ he has continued ever since, being one of the oldest in point of service as well as one of the most valued employees of the company. Mr. Hoppes was one of the first policemen in the borough. He is a member of Capt. C. C. Jackson Post, No. 159, G. A. R., and of the Berwick Beneficial Association.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

On June 5, 1880, Elias Hoppes provided the information (Ref. #3) required on a DECLARATON FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION Form, stating that his personal description is as follows: Age 42 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, dark; hair, brown; eyes, dark. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of duty at Yorktown, in the State of Va, on or about the 3 day of March, 1863, he contracted chronic diarrhea, caused by causes incident to the service. . . He gave his residence as Berwick, Columbia County, Pa. Elias Hoppes signed the Form with his mark.

Apparently, his claim was allowed and Elias Hoppes received a pension of $8 per month under certificate 226,347. In April 1888, he applied for an increase in pension and was examined by a board of physicians in Danville, Montour County, PA, under Section 4, Act of Congress approved July 25, 1882, which required that all examinations shall be thorough and searching, and the certificate contain a full description of the physical condition of the claimant at the time . . . On April 18, 1888, the board reported:
. . . we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disabilities, incurred in the service, viz: chronic diarrhea and resulting hemorrhoids, nervousness & affection of heart, weakness & pains in back & rectum . . Pulse rate per minute, 73; respiration 21; temperature, 99°; height 5 feet, 8 ¾ inches; weight, 134 ½ pounds; age 51 years.

He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Increase. At Yorktown Va. (has forgotten the date but in the year 1862) he contracted chronic diarrhea which resulted in hemorrhoids, his nerves are weak and heart is affected. Has also pains in back and rectum. Can only do very light work and that not more than 1/3 of the time.

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions: Tongue is slightly coated and pharynx congested. Auscultation and percussion reveal the lungs and heart to be healthy. Liver and spleen are not enlarged. Rectum is relaxed and there are 5 hemorrhoidal tumors varying in size from a chestnut to a hazelnut surrounding the rectum inside the sphincter. Hemorrhoids are not ulcerated or bleeding but appear as though they might easily bleed. Complexion is florid and nutrition only slightly impaired. He appears to be of a neurotic temperament - nerves are somewhat unsteady and memory is not good. . . . He is, in our opinion, entitled to an 8/18 rating for the disability caused by hemorrhoids & results.


The next item in Elias Hoppes' Pension File is the Bureau of Pensions' five-part questionnaire, which was sent to Berwick, PA and cited his pension certificate No. 226,347. In a response dated September 13, 1897, he answered the five questions as follows:

No. 1. Yes. Eliza Hoppis Mary E. (maiden name)Creamer. She was a widow, Mary E. Smith

No. 2. By Rev Hotenstien at Berwick 1873

No. 3. all right

No. 4 Yes. Catherine Fausey Divorced in 1872. had no children with my first wife

No. 5 Yes. I have six (living): Maud, Jennie, Lizzie, Clarence, Georg, Sterling, 28, 26, 24, 22, 19, 17 as near as I can tell

On February 12, 1898, Elias Hoppes filled out a similar questionnaire from the Bureau of Pensions. This time his answer to question number five was substantially different; he responded: George Hoppes 32 (&) 4 m(onths), Maud 30, 6 moth, Hanly dead, Jennie 27, 1m, Clarence 24½ , Lizzie 22, 2m, Sterling 18 Jan last. On both questionnaires, he signed his name with his mark.

On April 1, 1911, Elias Hoppes applied for a pension increase because he had reached the age of 75. Because he was unable to document his age (and some of the information in his pension documents indicated he had not yet reached 75 years of age), his claim was rejected. On May 13 1911, his Berwick, PA attorney John Evans wrote to the Bureau of Pensions in Washington, D. C. concerning his Inv. Ctf. # 226,347, stating:

Referring to the above entitled pension claim, we have your letter under date of April 22 - 1911 in answer to our declaration and filed April - 1911 and supplemental affidavit dated April 4 - 1911, in which you state:

"Your above entitled claim for pension under act of February 6 - 1907 and filed April - 1911 is rejected on the ground that the evidence does not show and you have declared your inability to prove that you were 75 years of age on the date of execution of your application, March 30- 1911."

Since the former declaration of April 12 - 1911, I find a record made in pencil on loose sheet of paper and given his wife and children by his mother more than thirty years ago, in which she made a record that he was born of the 16th day of March 1836 and to which has been added the date of birth of his several children.

I have known personally, Elias Hoppes the applicant for fifty years during all of which time he has lived in Berwick, and to the best of my knowledge, I think he is 75 years of age and justly entitled to the increase in pension requested under the act of Feb. 6 - 1907.

With no family bible record kept, with parents, brothers and sisters all dead, what further records does your department require than the proofs already submitted . . .


For whatever reason, at some time during the next nine months Elias Hoppes decided to change his legal representation. On January 27, 1912, his new attorney Conway W. Dickson of Berwick wrote to the US Pension Agent in Philadelphia, PA, stating:

Mr. Elias Hoppes has requested me to write to you for a blank application for an increase in pension. His pension number is #226347, and he belonged to 178th Regiment, Penna. Drafted Militia.

He was born March 16th, 1836 as it appears in the family Bible, and accordingly would have been entitled almost a year ago to the customary increase from $15.00 to $20.00.As a matter of fact, Mr. Hoppes has been receiving $17.00, the $2.00 being for back pension, as I understand it.

Kindly send me this blank application, and tell me if it is possible to get Mr. Hoppes the $5.00 extra, which he has been entitled to since March 16th, '12. I would appreciate this information greatly.
The next month, Mr. Dickson wrote the following letter dated February 24, 1912 to the Pension Commissioner in Washington, D. C.:

Your letter of February 17th addressed to Elias Hoppis, has been handed over to me because Mr. Hoppis can neither read or write.

You stated in that letter that he was not entitled to his pension under Act of February 6th, 1907, filed February 7th, 1912, because "the evidence does not show, and you are apparently unable to furnish proof" as you stated it.

Mr. Hoppis took an affidavit I believe, as to the amount of that claim and his age. I also believe there were two witnesses stating that they had known him, who also took an affidavit as to Mr. Hoppis' age as shown by the Family Bible, which is the best evidence the Law knows, to be more than seventy five years.

Will you please tell me what more I can do to prove the age of Mr. Hoppis? Mr. Hoppis is no friend of mine, I have claims against him now that I cannot collect. I have no interest in this matter except that he is old and unable to write a letter to you himself.

On May 20, 1912, Elias Hoppes filled out another DECLARATON FOR PENSION under the Act of May 11, 1912, which provided a pension of $22.50 per month for any honorably discharged Civil War soldier who had served six months but less than one year. This time the increased amount was approved. On April 2, 1915, he answered a Bureau of Pensions questionnaire, which provided the additional information that he was (first) married in 1864 in Founderville by Rev. Huttenstene to Cathrin Fossic, divorce granted September 20, 1872; that his second wife had been married previously to Hiram Smith on June 24, 1848 but that he died in battle in 1863; that his second wife (Mary Elizza Hoppes) died on December 18, 1914; and that his six children were born in the year indicated: George (1865), Annie M. Shrader (1867), Jennie E. Cramer (1870), Clarance S. (1872), Elizzie Newton (1876), and Sterling D. (1880).

Elias Hoppes died on January 10, 1917, and was dropped from the pension rolls, at the monthly rate of $22.50, on February 26, 1917.



REFERENCES

1. Elias Hoppes' Co. H, 178 PA Regiment Drafted Militia Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. From the Biographical History of Columbia and Montour Counties, page 967.

3. Elias Hoppes' Pension File # SC 226-347, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.


Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI2267] MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

Jonas B. Hoppes was born on July 20, 1836 in Luzerne County, PA. He married Rebecca Scott of Lake Township, Luzerne County, PA on July 4, 1861. Like his cousin Jacob Hoppes, he enlisted at Shickshinny, PA on August 18, 1862 for three years and was mustered into service as a Private in Co. F, 143 Regiment PA INF at Wilkes Barre, PA on September 8, 1862 (Ref. #1). He was listed on Company muster rolls as Present for the periods to October 31, 1862; November/December 1862; January/February 1863; March/April 1863; May/June 1863; July/August 1863; September/October 1863; November/December 1863; January/February 1864; and March/April 1864. The Company muster roll for May/June 1864 indicates that he was Absent wounded in action on May 5, 1864. The muster roll for July/August 1864 notes that he was Absent (Sick 1 Division 5 Corps hospital), while the roll for September/October 1864 records that he was Absent (sick USA Genl Hospital, Germantown Pa.). He rejoined his unit during November/December 1864 and was present until mustered out at Hart Island, New York Harbor on June 12, 1865, at which time he had been paid $25 in bounty money with $75 still due him. The muster rolls of Company F, 143 PA INF also indicate that Jonas B. Hoppes was promoted to Corporal on January 25, 1864, and to Sergeant on January 1, 1865.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

Jonas Hoppes began his quest for a Civil War pension about 1878 (Ref. #2). A document in his Pension File is a response sent by the Adjutant General's Office to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C. It begins by saying: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th day of June, 1878, requesting a "Statement of Service" of Jonas B. Hoppes. The report stated in part: . . . Wounded in action May 5, 1864, absent. Co. was in action said date at the Wilderness, Va. Nov. & Dec. 1864, present. Same to April 30, 1865. He was mustered out with Co June 12, 1865, as Jonas B. Hoppus, Sergt. . . .The records of this office do not furnish any evidence this man was injured Jan 1863, or show nature or location of the wound he received in action at the Wilderness May 5, 1864.

The first application in Jonas Hoppes' Pension File signed by him is dated November 30,1878. In it, he claims that on or about the 25 day of Jan. 1863 while cutting timber to be used in building Fort Slocum, Washington, D. C. he hurt and injured himself in the back so that he was helpless for three or four weeks, and that the injury continues to hurt him so much that he has been unable to work three fourths of the time for the last year, and that he was attended by Dr. Scott Assistant Surgeon of the 143d Regt Pa., and that he has learned that Dr. Scott is now dead, and that while on Hart Island, NY was treated by Joseph Lewis Hospital Steward 143 Regt Pa. Vols. And that he is now dead.

(signed) Jonas B Hoppes

Over a year later, Jonas B. Hoppes prepared a sworn statement before a notary public to the effect that: I am unable to furnish (?)ence of a commissioned officer other than such as I have already furnished for the following reasons: I was detailed with others to cut wood for use in camp was chopping on side hill when a log was liken to fall upon me and in trying to get out of the way I fell and hurt my back very bad. Some of my comrades carried me to camp. I was badly hurt and do not remember what officer was in command of detail at time. I have made diligent search and inquiry and am unable to find officer having person knowledge of my injury. In my opinion there was no commissioned officer present in cutting wood. We usually separated into squads of from six to a dozen men in one it might be there was no officer present.

My post office address is Ruggles Luzerne Co Pa.

(signed) Jonas B. Hoppes


In a medical report dated Scranton Oct 4, 1882, two "examining surgeons" summarized their physical examination of Jonas Hoppes. Their report states in part:

Height, 5 6½; weight 135; complexion, dark; age, 46; pulse, 72; respiration 17.

Applicant states that while in the service, in making a quick movement to escape a rolling log, he was taken suddenly with a "crick in the back" from which he recovered & resumed duty in a few days. We can now find no deformity in any part of the back - in bone or muscle. But from his statements, think it possible he may at times have attack of lumbago. The disability is in no ratable degree.

On January 5, 1884, Jonas Hoppes wrote a letter on his own behalf to the Hon W. W. Dudley, Commissioner of Pensions. The first portion of Jonas' letter thanked all the notaries and the pension attorneys who had helped him pursue his claim to date. He indicated that to date he had not been able to pay any of them a cent. He continued by stating: I am very poor. While in the Army I was wounded & treated in (Cuyler) Germantown Philadelphia hospital also while in Service in the freshet of 1865 the high water took of(f) my house with all that I had and with a family of 6 children and a mother 76 years of age and poor health I tell you that the very least help would come good I have to keep my t(w)o sons out of School to help support the family their ages 17 & 15 years.

Apparently, Jonas Hoppes received a prompt reply because on January 29th, 1884 he wrote a letter to Mr. O. P. G. Clarke, Acting Commissioner, which declared in part: As I have already stated that I doctored my Self by using liniments of verrs (?) kinds and plasters. I used hemlock pi(t)ch pine pi(t)ch plasters and Oil of Spike as I was advised by friends and neighbors but I used mostly the Allcock's Indian Rubber porous plasters but without much relief but have suffered a great deal. Then in 1870 I comenced Doctoring with Mr Spencer and my reason for not doctoring more is that doctor Scott that is the doctor that treated me at the time of my being hurt Said that it was not likely that I ever would get over it . . . .

Meanwhile, the Pension Bureau was actively seeking additional information about Jonas Hoppes' medical record while on active duty. On February 1, 1884, the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department submitted another report to the Commissioner of Pensions adding the finding that Company Morning Reports Jany 26 - 1863 (state) sick. nature not stated. On May 22, 1884, the Surgeon General's Office of the War Department prepared a report detailing Jonas' gunshot wound (GSW), which stated that:

Jonas B. Hoppus, Corpl. Co. F, 143 Penn Vols, received a severe G. S. W. right finger (index) amputated. At the battle of the Wilderness, Va. May 5-7-1864 That Jonas B. Houpus, Corpl. Said Co & regt. Entered Carver G. H. Washington, D. C., May 10/64 from field hospital, with G. S. W. of right index finger, received May 5/64, and was transferred May 14/64 - That Jonas B. Hoppus, said Co & regt entered Cuyler G. H. Germantown Philadelphia, Pa, May 15/64, with G. S. W. of right upper extremity, furloughed May 26/64, readmitted June 12/64, and returned to duty July 7-1864 - that James Hoffus, Pr said Co & regt entered Hospl. of 1st Div, 5th A. C. August 26/64 with "Remittent fever" and was sent to G. H. Aug. 27-64 - that James Hoppus Pr. Said Co. & regt. entered 5th A. C. Depot Field Hospl City Point, Va Aug 27-64 with Remittent fever, and was sent to D. G. H. Sept 8/64 that Jonas B. Hoppus, Corpl. Said Co & regt. entered Douglas G. H. Washington, D. C. Sept. 9, 64, with Tertiari intermittent fever and Diarrhea, furloughed Nov. 2 readmitted Nov. 22, and returned to duty Nov. 26, 1864. No hospl records of 143 Pa. Vols. were ever on file in this Office.

Jonas Hoppes' claim was approved, and he received an Invalid Pension of $6 per month under certificate No. 293,311 for injuries of the back. After Congress passed the Act of June 27th, 1890, Jonas Hoppes filed out a form titled Declaration for an Original Disability Pension on August 26, 1890, claiming he was suffering from dyshepsia, back and hip injuries, heart disease, wound in forefinger, general debility, and injury of left foot. Unfortunately, Jonas Hoppes died July 1, 1898 in Lake Township, Luzerne County of dropsy due to heart trouble according to his attending physician. At the time of his death, he owned 71 acres of land (valued at $923), a house ($100), a barn ($150), three horses ($30), and a cow ($10).

Jonas' widow, Rebecca (Scott) Hoppes ultimately was awarded his pension under her certificate WC 483-983. She died on March 23, 1916. Her children that were mentioned in connection with her pension were three sons: Byron George, Arthur, and Wm. E. Hoppes, and a daughter Mrs. Ransom Baird.

REFERENCES

1. Jonas Hoppes' Co. F, 143 PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. Jonas Hoppes' Pension File # WC 483-983, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary provided by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.


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Men from Camp Luzerne

*Hoppes, Jonas B. (Hoppus)
Sgt. Co. F 143 PA Inf.
1836 - 1898
Buried at Chestnut Grove Cemetery,
Loyalville United Methodist Church, Luzerne Co., PA

[NI2272] Children could belong to first wife, Matilda Hatton, but given the date of marriage George gave in his pension file, I have placed them with Catherine Huffman. Further research needed.

MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY

George W. Hoppes was born on January 4, 1847/48 at Scranton or Huntington, Luzerne County, PA. He entered the service as an 18-year-old substitute for a period of three years and was mustered in as a Private in Company H, 45 Regiment PA Infantry at Scranton on July 26, 1864 (Ref. #1). At that time, his occupation was listed as a laborer, his eyes as grey, his hair as dark, his complexion as dark, and his height as 5 feet, 3 inches. A summary roll of gains and losses for Company H, 45 PA INF indicates that he joined a front line unit as a Recruit from depot on September 5, 1864, was missing in action on September 30, 1864 at the Battle of Pegram's Farm, was listed as Absent, prisoner of war instead of missing in action on January 31, 1865 while his unit was at Petersburg, VA, continued to be listed as a prisoner of war to May 1865, and was discharged on June 3, 1865 at Annapolis, MD. Furlough papers in his Service File indicate that George Hopes, a Hostler by profession, was permitted to go to Shickshinney, PA on furlough for the period March 13 to April 13, 1864 and then was required to return to his station at Camp Parole, MD. Other data in his Service File indicated that his place of discharge was Camp Parole and that he was Discharged June 3/65 on account of Disability.

PENSION FILE INFORMATION

George Hoppes first applied for a Civil War pension when he filled out the Form titled DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION (Ref. #2). On June 26, 1888, he stated that at Hatcher Run in the State of Va. on or about the 27th day of October 1864 he contracted typhoid fever and inflammation of the stomach and weakness of the back, resulting from prison life. The witnesses to his Declaration were Jonas B. Hoppes and Jonas' son Arthur W. Hoppes.

In response to a Bureau of Pension's request dated September 8, 1888, on October 25, 1888, the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department replied that:

Prisoner of War Records show him captured at Reams Sta. Va. September 30, 64. Paroled at N. E. Ferry, N.C. Mar 1, 1865. Reported at College Green Bks., Md., Mar 8th 1865, sent to Camp Parole, Md., where he arrived Mar 9, 1865, furloughed March 13, 1865 for 30 days, ret'd May 16, 1865 (no medical certificate on file recommending an extension of furlough) mustered out June 3rd, 1865. The records of this office furnish no evidence of disability.

Three years later, on September 30, 1891, George Hoppes prepared an affidavit providing additional information for his pension claim. He explained an injury he sustained after the War by stating: on or about the 24th day of Dec. 1884 . . . while splitting stove wood, the wood slipt and I cut my thumb off close to my hand.

On June 22, 1892, he wrote an affidavit claiming (in modernized spelling) that on October 27, 1864, while engaged at Hatcher's Run I contracted a disease in my stomach and I was confined to my bed for two months, and I have been troubled more or less since. I fractured my left thigh on October 3, 1891 while loading logs onto railroad cars and such disabilities are . . . of a permanent character. I contracted disease of the rectum in January 1865 while in prison.

On April 24, 1893, he appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Luzerne County, PA, to make another affidavit, which stated in part:

I live in Luzerne Co. Pa. Am 47 years old. I am the claimant in above stated pension claim. At time of my enlistment I lived at Bloomingdale, Luzerne Co., Pa. I lived there until about 1876. I then moved to Ruggles, Luzerne Co. Pa where I have lived ever since to present time with the exception of about three months time about five years ago I moved back to Bloomingdale and then returned to Ruggles. My occupation has always been that of a common laborer. At the battle of Hatchers Run I think in the latter part of October 1864 I was taken prisoner of War. Was taken to Solsbury Prison North Carolina. I was confined in this prison to best of my recollection five months and one day. I was then paroled and sent to Anapolis. During my confinement in prison I became very much (?). My health was bad. I was sick at time of parole. After arriving at Anapolis I was given a furlough and went home to Bloomingdale Luzerne Co. Pa. Soon after arriving at Bloomingdale only one or two days I was taken worse. I then had a long sickness of Typhoid Fever. I stayed(?) at the house of Joseph B. Long(?) of Bloomingdale over few weeks. I was then moved to John Baylors a neighbor of Mr. Long(?) I remained there about one month. I got better so that I returned to Anapolis and remained there until time of my discharge. My confinement in prison and sickness with Typhoid Fever brought on a weakness and distress of my stomach which has affected me ever since. After being so (?) that I cannot work I am compelled to take medicines all the time. Ever since I been home I have been troubled with distress of my back. Every few weeks I get so bad as to be unable to work on account of my disease. I am prevented(?) from working more than three fourths of my time and then I am compelled to work in distress. So do my self (?) I (?) do but little manual labor. During my sickness with Typhoid Fever when on furlough I was treated by Dr. S. H. Warner of Harveyville now deceased. After my return from Army(?) I was treated by Dr. Warner occasionally for some three or four years. I then employed Dr. H. Bacon of Harveyville. He treated me occasionally until 1876 when I went to Ruggles. I then employed Dr. Gullz of Lehman Luzerne Co. Pa. He treated me occasionally for about five years when he moved away. I then employed Dr. Ed Wilkinson of Lehman he has treated me since that time. My doctors advise me what medicines to take and I send to druggist and get it. I take medicines every day. I am unable to get exact dates where not able to work as I never kept any dates that every few days I have to stop work for a couple of days often a week then am able to work some again. I have a family to support and am compelled to work many times when not really able to work. I am not able to do more than one fourth the work of a well man and do my self (?) yet I often do work when not in a fit condition to work.

(signed) George W. Hoppes
George Hoppes' request for an Invalid Pension eventually was approved under Pension Certificate No. 863,840. The next item to appear in his Pension File is his response to the Bureau of Pensions five-part questionnaire dated January 15, 1898. On May 4, 1898, George W. Hoppes provided the following answers:

No. 1. Yes. Catharine E. Elizabeth maiden name Huffman

No. 2. Oct 1st 1871 by Samuel Mc Vay

No. 3. Marriage Certificate

No. 4 No

No. 5 Yes. Rachel Mari Born Nov 8 1873, Elias William (Born) Dec 24 1875, Charles William (Born) April 15 1880, Minnie May (Born) March 13, 1883, Ethel Elizabeth Born Jan 27, 1889, Edward Lincoln Born Jun 23 1895.

On December 9, 1908, George Hoppes filled out a DECLARATION FOR PENSION under the Act of February 6, 1897. Its validity was accepted by the Government. Later he also applied for a pension increase under the Act of May 11, 1912. On April 8th, 1916, George Hoppes now living at Anderson, Pa., RFE #1, appeared before a Justice of the Peace and stated that:

There is no Church Record, no Bible or Family Record. Bible with Family Record was burned up in the year 1859 in Calop Benscutors House in Union Township.

Lived in Ross Township Luzerne County in 1850 to 1864 with John Taylor

Father name George Hoppes Mother name Catherine Hoppes Brothers Elias Hoppes and Jonas B. Hoppes. Sisters Rosanna Hoppes, Emaline Hoppes

Born Jan 4th 1846 in Scranton Lackawana County
George W. Hoppes died on February 20, 1926, at Anderson, Lake Township, Luzerne County, PA. On the Certificate of Death included in his Pension File, the causes of death were given as prostatic hypertrophy and general debility. His date of birth was given as January 4, 1847 and his parents as Geo. B. Hoppes and Katherine Benscoter. He was buried on February 23, 1926 in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

On March 11, 1926, George Hoppes' widow, Catharine Elizabeth (Huffman) Hoppes, signed a DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION. She stated she was born August 6, 1853, in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, PA, that she was married to George Hoppes on October 1, 1871 in Ross Township, Luzerne County by Rev. Samuel McVey, and that neither she nor her husband had been married previously. Her submission was the beginning of a nightmare that never reached a satisfactory conclusion.

The Bureau of Pensions had data from George W. Hoppes that he had been married to Matilda Hatton prior to his marriage to Catherine E. Huffman, and they asked her to explain the discrepancy. On May 15th 1926, Mr. C. H. Randall, a Justice of the Peace living in Anderson, PA, wrote the following letter to the Pension Bureau on behalf of Catherine Hoppes, in effect denying that George Hoppes had been married previously:

In reply to Widow Division W. O. 1243,109 George W. Hoppes H-45 Pa Inf, you ask for evidence of death of the soldier's former wife Matilda. I have spent a whole lot of time among the old residence of Hunlock Township Pennsylvania and I can not find any one who ever heard tell of the soldier being married previous October first 1871 to Catherine E. Huffman.

Now I do think that if a widow needs a Pension she is deserving of it for the care she had for the last three years of the soldier and she having fell three years ago and fractured her ankle and two years ago fell and fractured her wrist you wanted evidence of affiants age. I have examined the family Bible and find Catherine E. Huffman widow was born Aug 6th 1853. The widow has no home of her own and (is) not able to work to support her self. Please do what you can for the widow.

Before the Bureau of Pensions had a chance to evaluate Mr. Randall's letter fully, he obtained the following sensational affidavit:

On this Twenty ninth day of June A. D. 1926, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths, Lewis M. Bahr, who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say: I Lewis M. Bahr Merchant at Hollenbach, Bradford County, Penna, age 71 years do affirm that I knew Matilda Hatton who was burned to death near my place some eighteen years ago, I being an eye witness to the burning building and also made examination of the fire and discovered human bones, and some remnant of her clothe or that appeared to be part of her dress and am positive that she was burned up by the fire.

On September 6, 1926, C. H. Randall wrote the following letter to the Bureau of Pensions:

In reply to your letter of July 6th 1926
Widow Division W. O. 1243,109 George W. Hoppes H-45 Pa Inf

I have hunted diligently and find their never was a Divorce proceedings on record between the Soldier and Matilda Hatten whom he married in 1865 and this being the case there is nothing else to be done.


On October 27, 1926, Catharine Hoppes completed another DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION providing the new information that she and George Hoppes had been married on February 14, 1899 by John Snyder, Justice of the Peace, at Bear Swamp, Luzerne County, PA.

This latest revelation helped derail Catharine Hoppes' pension prospects. Almost three years later, she received the letter below dated September 4, 1929 from the Widow Division, which raised a host of issues, a number of which had already been addressed:

In your declaration for widow's pension filed in this Bureau March 15, 1926, you allege you were married to the soldier on October 1, 1871, at Ross Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, by Samuel V. McVey, minister, and in a declaration filed on November 9, 1926, you allege you were married to the soldier at Bear Swamp, Luzene County, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1899, by John E. Snyder, a Justice of the Peace. These discrepancies should be explained by you under oath and the correct date of marriage stated, or if you married the soldier in 1871, was divorced from him and again married him in 1899, you should so state and give the date of divorce.

There should be furnished the best obtainable proof of the fact and date of approximate date of the death of the soldier's previous wife, Matilda Hatton, who the soldier stated in a paper on file, died June 15, 1866, in Hunlock Township, Lucerne County, Pennsylvania.

There should also be furnished the sworn statements of two credible witnesses having the requisite personal knowledge, showing whether you have remarried since the death of the soldier on February 20, 1926.

On September 21, 1931, Catherine Hoppes filed another DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION, which only compounded the discrepancies by stating she married George Hoppes October 1, 1860, at Union Township, Pennsylvania, by Rev. McVay, according to a Widow Division letter dated February 10, 1932. Finally, in an affidavit dated May 28, 1932, Catherine Hoppes made the following statement:

I Catherine E. Hoppes was born Aug 6 1853 in Union Twp, Luz Co Pa. The Bible was lost near the time of my husband's Death which had the family record therein. I had two Brothers & one sister all dead & Buried. Neither of my brothers were in the War or Army. There is no record of my birth and do not remember the town or Twp in which I was born. I lived with George W. Hoppes Oct 1/ 1871 not legally married as my husband was not divorced from his first wife. I was legally married to George W. Hoppes, Feb 14/1899 by John E. Snyder Justice of the Peace.

With that, a fourth date for her marriage entered the record. There were no subsequent documents in the Pension File.

REFERENCES

1. George W. Hoppes' Co. H, 45 Regiment PA INF Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

2. George W. Hoppes' Pension File # SC 863-840, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.


Summaries by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI2284] Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
Pages 1157 - 1158

George T. Hoppes, a well known citizen of Berwick and leading factor in the Democratic party in Columbiana county, was born in that city, March 31, 1865, son of Elias and Mary Kramer (Smith) Hoppes.

Elias Hoppes, father of George T., was born near Shickshinny, Pa., March 10, 1837. In youth he attended the common schools and began business life as an employee of the Jackson & Woodin Company, at Berwick, as driver of a team, also working in their plant at Foundryville. For some years he has been a police officer for their successors, the American Car and Foundry Company, at Berwick. He is a member of the C. G. Jackson Post No. 159, G. A. R. In politics he is a Democrat and in religious connection a Methodist. He married Mrs. Mary (Kramer) Smith, widow of Hiram Smith and daughter of Alexander and Parmelia Kramer. She is related to the old Santee family that came to America from Holland in 1690 and settled in the neighborhood of Easton, Pa. This family name was also spelled Sandy, Sendie, Sendy, Sendee and Sendie. Its members were sturdy, reliable people, and their main occupation was farming. Mr. and Mrs. Hoppes have had the following children: George T.; Maude, who is the wife of George Shrader and the mother of Bertha, Mary, Anna, Estella and Martha; Jennie, who is the wife of Reuben Craver and the mother of Elias and Franklin; Hanley who is deceased; Clarence J., who married Jessie Gordner; and Sterling, who married Fannie Frey . . . .

George T. Hoppes in his boyhood attended the old academy and the Market street school and had Professor Albright and Professor Smith among his instructors. In 1879 he went into the blacksmith shop of the Jackson & Woodin plaint, where he remained for four years, then worked tow years in the machine shop, and one year with same firm in the pipe foundry. In 1887 he left there and for some time conducted a green grocery and restaurant on Market street, at the United Cigar Stores stand, then for the next two years canvassing for Maloy Brothers, of Williamsport, in the line of house furnishings. Mr. Hoppes then went to the rolling mill and has followed and industrial life there ever since. He is recognized as one of the leading Democrats in this section and has served in numerous important official positions, having been several times district committeeman, and tree times sent as a delegate to the State conventions. He has held the office of auditor. He is a member of Bower Memorial United Evangelical Church. Fraternally he is identified with Susquehanna Commandery, No. 18, Knights of Malta, and Berwick Lodge, No. 246, L. O. O. F.

On March 31, 1893, Mr. Hoppes was married to Hulda Cedora Rhinard, a daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Erwine) Rhinard, of Evansville, and they had four children: Veda Maud, born Nov. 17, 1893, now married to Arthur E. Ravert, and living in Binghamton, NY, where he is a contractor and plasterer, also doing stucco work; Mabel May, born Nov. 21, 1895; Jessa Leona born June 19, 1902; and Mary Elizabeth, born Aug. 12, 1905.

. . .Hulda Cedora, born July 10, 1873, married George T. Hoppes.

[NI2290] Hazelton Standard-Sentinel
March 17, 1948

Sterling D. Hoppes, aged 68, for eighteen years proprietor of a confectionery store at Berwick, died of a heart condition. Among his survivors is a sister, Mrs. Jennie Roth of Drums. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Kelchner funeral home at Berwick. Services by Rev. Dr. A. C. Ruth, pastor of the Bower Memorial church. Interment will be in the Pine Grove cemetery at Berwick.

[NI2300] A Poem by Arthur W. Hoppes
Harvey's Lake, PA

AT REST

Gone from our side the one we loved
From toil and sorrow free.
Gone to that land of peace and rest
There with the Lord to be.

Gone from our side is Father dear
Gone from this world of care.
To rest with Jesus up above
There is no sorrow there.

Oh how we miss his loving face
His kind and gentle word.
His steps was music to my ears
But they are no longer heard.

I hope e're long to see again
The face we loved so well.
Be free from all the toil and care
And with the savior dwell.

He was a soldier brave and true
A father good and kind.
But Jesus called him to his arms
And we are left behind.

The one loved is now at rest
Sweet rest from all life's cares.
He taught us if we served the Lord
We'd meet each other there.

So let us strive that prize to gain
That when life's work is o'er.
We'll meet the dear ones that we love
Where we will part no more.

[NI2302] Wife's name is reported to be Edna Pearl Scott, further research needed for verification.

[NI2316] On July 9, 1838, Barbara relinqueshes Administration of Henry Sr.'s estate to Henry Hoppess, Jr.

June 12, 1843, Wythe Co., VA Court orders inventory of Barbara Happes estate. The inventory was reported on August 14, 1843, and a settlement listed on May 26, 1853.

[NI2322] Wythe Co., VA Court Records

December 10, 1822 Henry Hoppess, Jr., appointed Wythe Co., Militia Consitable.

December 9, 1823 appointed Deputy Sheriff of Wythe Co. and on March 14, 1826 was reappointed.

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Asst. Marshall on the 1850 Carroll Co., VA census.

[NI2336] PERSONAL SUMMARY

James H. Hoppess was born in Wythe County, VA about 1831, the second oldest son of the lawman Henry Hoppess and his wife Mary (Polly) Watson Ward. He married Nancy J. Wright in Cass County, MO on February 8, 1859.

MILITARY FILES

James H. Hoppess’ CSA service files in the National Archives (Ref. #1) document that he enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 6 Regiment MO Infantry at Springfield, MO on January 1, 1862 for the period of one year. He was present throughout 1862 except for some days prior to October 16, 1862 he spent in the hospital. On his Company’s muster roll for January/February 1863 he is designated a Teamster and Present, but then as a Private and Present on the next two rolls through June 1863. On July 4, 1863, the same day Lee withdrew from Gettysburg, Grant captured Vicksburg, MS where Co. F, 6 MO INF had been entrenched. The Company’s muster roll for July/ August 1863 notes: July 4th we were ordered by
Lieut. Gen’l Pemberton to march out in front of the breastworks and stack arms, as he had capitulated on terms. July 7th we were paroled.

James Hoppess’ parole papers stated that:





VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 7, 1863

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT:


I J. H. Hoppess a private of Co. F, 6th Reg’t Mo. Vols, C. S. A., being a prisoner of War, in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its Garrison, by Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. A., Commanding, on the 4th day of July, 1863, do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath ---

That I will not take up arms again against the United States, nor serve in any military police or constabulary force in any Fort, garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of America, against the United States of America, nor as a guard of prisons, depots or stores, nor discharge any duties usually performed by Officers or soldiers, against the United States of America, until duly exchanged by the proper authorities.

(signed) J H Hoppess



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Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss, this 7th day of July, 1863

S. W. Forgy Cap 31 Reg’t Ills Vols,

AND PAROLING OFFICER.

The muster roll of Co. F, 6 MO INF for September/October 1863 reports James H. Hoppess as being Absent, with the remark: Absent without leave since Sept 12, 1863. The next muster roll for November/December 1863 remarks: Deserted Sept 12, 1863. The final muster role in his file is for the period January/February 1864 and indicates that Jas Happers is now a Pvt in Co. A, Shanks’ Reg’t, Missouri Cav. A “Historic Roll” in his File dated Mobile Bay March 14, 1865 indicates that James Hoppess was 28 years old when he enlisted, was born in Wythe Co., Virginia, was a farmer by
occupation, and was residing at Harrisonville, Cass County, MO. This Roll also states that he: Served in M. S. G. as Teamster, Co. A. 10th Cav, 8 Div went to Trans Miss. Dept. Sept. 1863.


REFERENCES


1. James H. Hoppess’ Company F, 6 Regiment MO INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

Summary by Dr. Harrison N. Hoppes, used with permission.

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Genealogical Records: Midwest Pioneers, 1600's - 1800's
Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860, Part II: Born in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Page 101
shows Jas. Hoppess in Lykins Co., KS, Township Paola, as a 27 year old farmer.

Need to obtain Vol. 8, page 41 to see who else is listed in this household.

[NI2337] Died 2-7-183? Buried at Rural Retreat Cemetery, marker badly deteriorated.

[NI2340] PERSONAL SUMMARY

Thomas Jefferson Hoppess, born in Wythe County, VA about 1838, was a younger brother of James H. Hoppess. He married Coello Hopper of Tipton County, TN on February 17, 1861.

MILITARY FILES

T. J. Hoppess enlisted on March 19, 1862 for twelve months in Company G, Turnbull’s Battalion, AR, which subsequently became Company I, 25th Regiment AR INF (Ref. #1). Shortly thereafter, he became sick and was furloughed. Company muster rolls through April 30 and July 1, 1862 indicate he was: Home on sick furlough. His Company’s muster roll for July/August 1862 states: Absent, Left west of the Miss River; for November/ December 1862: Absent, Sent to Hospl Little Rock Ark; for January/February 1863: Absent, Sent to Little Rock sick from Duvauls Bluff in Apl ’62; for March/April 1863: Absent, Left sick on 20 days furlough Apl 1, 1862 West of Miss River; for May/June 1863: Absent, Left West of Miss River Apl 1862; for July/August 1863: Left sick in Ark Apl. 62 Dropped from Roll by order L L Noles
Maj Comdg Regt; and for September/October 1863: Left west of Miss River sick Apl 62 Dropped by order Maj Noles Comdg. From the above muster rolls, it appears that Thomas Jefferson Hoppess became sick shortly after enlisting, was hospitalized and received a 20-day furlough on April 1, 1862, and never rejoined Co. I, 25 AR INF. Additional muster rolls in his Service File provide the reason he no longer was available for duty with his original unit. On June 13, 1862, T. J. Hoppess enlisted as a Private in Company G, Gause’s Regiment, Trans-Mississippi Infantry at Camp Cache, AR for a period of three
years or the War. At various times, this unit was designated as Matlock’s Battalion AR Cavalry; 4th Regiment (Gause’s Trans-Mississippi Infantry, Gause’s Regiment AR Infantry; and 32nd Regiment AR Infantry.

Muster rolls for Company G, Gause’s Regiment indicate that T. J. Hoppess was Present for the entire period June 13, 1862 to August 31, 1863. The Company’s muster roll for April 30 to August 31, 1863 indicates he was a Brigade Teamster by order of Gen McRae. After that there are no further records in his File. The fact that both Thomas Jefferson Hoppess and his older brother James H. Hoppess left their original units to reenlist in units in the Trans-Mississippi Department and became teamsters there may be a sheer coincidence. It could also indicate, however, that the two men were in communication and that in September 1863 James Hoppess decided to emulate the actions of his younger brother, Jeff.

Thomas Jefferson Hoppess died shortly after the War on October 5, 1867. Family tradition indicates that during the War he suffered a gunshot wound that would not heal properly. He was a sensitive individual with a tendency to wax poetic. After the birth of his son Walter Franklin Hoppess in November 1861, he wrote the following poem (Ref. #2) to his dear wife Coello on June 10, 1863 about the time he reenlisted in the unit that became Company G, 32nd Regiment AR Infantry:



Dear wife once more to thee I write
While far from thee I stay.
Tis of thee I dream in the night
And forget thee not at day.


Thou art of all objects most dear,
The idol of my heart,
Nothing so quick can bring the tear
As from thee to have to part.


Dear wife one thing I ask of thee
And tis all I demand
Do you shed tears of grief for me
While I’m in a distant land.


The most lonesome hours of my life
Are while far from thee
Thinking of my child and my wife
And how happy we could be.


But ah; thank God the time will come
At least I in hope remain
When I shall meet you all at home
And live in peace again.


How happy then we shall be
No tears of grief to shed
Then no more from home will I go
To be mourned for as dead.

Tis not you alone I wish to see
But our sweet child most dear
It too I want to see
For it too I’ve dropped a tear.


It too claims a place within my breast
That nothing else can fill
Without it and then I could not rest
Nor let my heart be still.


May heaven bless my babe and wife
And shield them from all harm
Secure to them the blessing of life
And their affections warm.


But should we never meet again
On earth my dearest dear
Of providence do not complain
Nor shed a single tear.


But let us live by faith divine
And on our savior rely
And all our sinfulness resign
Let us prepare to die.


My babe do thou teach it the way
That leads from earth to heaven
That it may stand in bright array
Prepared for God and heaven.


Then when called from earth to part
And all things that seem most dear
There will be something in my heart
That says All’s right never fear.


Then an unbroken family
I and them a heaven we’ll form.
There to live and reign eternally
Where parting will ever be done.

Oh; may this be our happy lot,
When time shall be no more,

And all sorrows shall be forgot
And parting shall be no more.

So fare you well a while my dear
Till we shall meet again
For you I’ll drop the silent tear
While I from you remain.


To Coello M. Hoppess From her Husband

It was a time of personal trial and tragedy. Thomas Jefferson Hoppess poured out his deepest feelings in several other poems, as well. In one, he lamented:



I have lost a darling father
Sisters & brothers all are gone
To death or distant regions
And I am all alone.




In another, he pondered:



To think of leaving a nation
How often we sigh with regret
Our foes our friends and relations
Most assuredly we then must forget.
Ah! Think how bitter the parting
Such causes the tear to be starting.


REFERENCES


1. Thomas Jefferson Hoppess’ Company G, 32 Regiment AR INF CSA Military Service File, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.


2. Descendants of Henry Hoppess, Collection of Family Documents, Published In Hoppes Generations Treasures Shared, Poetry.

Summary by Dr. Harrison D. Hoppes, used with permission.

[NI2344] During the Civil War, Zachariah McGeorge served with the Consolidated Texas 17th Calvary and wounded in the Battle of Mansfield, Lousianna on April 8, 1864. Wife Susan Hoppess McGeorge is said to have rode a mule from Smyrna to Mansfield where she secured a wagon and brought him home to recover.

[NI2356] WEEKLY RANDOLPH COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Saturday Dec 14, 1861

DIED:--Of typhoid fever, October 30th ult., at her residence one mile west of Blair Post
Office, Randolph County Ill., Christinna, wife of Daniel WOLFORD, formerly of Sciota
County, Ohio. Aged 61 years 3 months and 7 days.

[NI2359] Newton County Arkansas
Will Book A, Pages 356-357
Spelling corrected

I, Michael Hoppis, of Mills Creek in the County of Newton, and state of Arkansas, Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore make record as to my worldly estate and all the property, real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:

My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Ruthy Hoppis all my household furniture and personal property except what is hereafter stated in this my last will to have and to hold the same to her and her executors administrators and assigns forever.

I also give to her the use improvements and incomes of my dwelling house and it's appurtenances situated in Sec 14 Township 16 Range 20 W 160 A in Newton Co., Arkansas.

Also the Land situated in Sec 28 and 24 Sec Township 16W Range 20 W and containing 160 acres to have and to hold the same to her for and during the term of her natural life.

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Millie A. Hoppis one horse also my land situated in Scioto Co., Ohio in Sec 14 Township 2 Range 20 comprising about 89 acres to have and to hold the same together with all the profits and income thereof to her the said Millie A. Hoppis her heirs executors administrators and assigns, to her and their use and benefit forever.

I give devise and bequeath to my son James Hoppis the sum of $5.00.

I give devise and bequeath to my son Andrew Hoppis the sum of $5.00

I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Josephine Morrison the sum of $80.00 which I have already paid unto her.

I give devise and bequeath to my nephew John Roberts the sum of $5.00

I give devise and bequeath to my son Fremont Hoppis one horse.

I give devise and bequeath to my son Edmond Hoppis one horse.

I give devise and bequeath to my son Scott Hoppis one horse.

I give devise and bequeath to my son Michael Hoppis one horse.

All the rest and residue of my estate real personal and mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at my decease I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Ruthy Hoppis.

And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said sons Fremont Hoppis and Edmond Hoppis to be executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said Michael Hoppis have to this my last will and testament consisting of two sheets of paper subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and eighty seven.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Michael Hoppis as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence.

Duly Recorded This 17 day of April AD 1889

B. F. Ruble
Clerk and Recorder

[NI2386] History of Tennessee, The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville, 1886

James Hoppes was born February 14, 1838, in Scioto County, Ohio of which State his parents, Michael and Rachel (Reynolds) Hoppes, were natives. The mother died in 1858, and the father now lives in Arkansas, where he follows farming, having formerly been a carpenter and a steam boat pilot. James was reared on a farm with his parents to the age of eighteen, when he enlisted in Company B, thirteenth Missouri Volunteers, Federal Army, and was in service three years and seven months. He was in the battle of Fort Donelson , and his partner was in the same battle on the Confederate side. After the war he settled at the Grange Iron Works of Stewart County, Tenn., where he followed the wagon-makers trade, and in the spring of 1884 he formed a partnership with Mr. Edwards, with whom he now continues. He was married, December 18, 1871, to Mary Arnold, a native of Indiana. This union has been blessed in the birth of seven children, all of whom are living: Annie, Fannie, Elizabeth, George, Sarah E., James and Thomas W. The wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Hoppes is a Republican in politics and always has been. As a citizen of the county he is highly valued and respected.

[NI2414] PENSION FILE INFORMATION

George Hoppes, the oldest son of James Andrew Hoppes who served in Co.B, 22 Regiment OH INF during the Civil War, was born in Erin, Tennessee on February 15, 1877. He enlisted in February 1898 at Nashville, TN as a Private in Company M, 1 TN INF and was discharged in November 1899 at San Francisco, CA (Ref. #1). At the time of enlistment, his personal description was: height 5 feet 8 inches; light complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair, and a farmer by occupation.

On May 17, 1926, George Hoppes applied for a pension under the Act of June 5, 1920 while residing in Detroit, MI. He stated he was born on February 15, 1877; had resided in Missouri and Detroit, MI since discharge, was a railway switchman, and was partially unable to earn support because of an injury to his left arm. A report from the Adjutant General's Office to the Commissioner of Pensions dated June 15, 1926 indicates that he had been a blacksmith, that he was single at time of enlistment, and that he had no unauthorized absences during his tour of duty.

On August 18, 1926, George Hoppes was examined by a board of physicians at 333 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI, under his pension claim No. 1,540,064. At this time, he was living at 435 Clinton Street, Detroit, MI. His former occupation was listed as a railroad switchman and his president occupation as a bill distributor on the CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION that was prepared by the three-person board. It also was noted that he had a tattoo mark on his left forearm. The board of physicians found that he had rheumatism of his lumbar region that reduced his motion by one-fifth. They also stated that claimant has scar on anterior surface of left upper arm. Had 2 open operations on this arm. Flexion of left shoulder joint is decreased one half. Abduction in this joint is reduced 2/3. This injury has reduced his earning power about one third.

Unfortunately, George Hoppes never received a pension; a little over a month after his medical examination, he was murdered in Detroit, MI. On October 14, 1926, his mother Mary (Arnold) Hoppes sent the following letter to the Veterans' Administration:

My son George died the 25th day of Sept 1926, and I understand he had filed a claim as a Soldier of the Spanish American War. His discharge was sent to me - which shows he belonged to Co. M, 1st Regiment of Tenn Inft - and was Honorably Discharged on the 23rd day of November 1899 - and that he served about 18 months. He left no wife, and I am his only Dependant, as he sent to me money along for a support; until he died. He was buried in Detroit Michigan. He was about 49 years old when he died. Please write me if anything was due him as a soldier - or if he had filed any claim for Pension, or if I would be intitle to anything as his mother and only dependant; by reason of his service in said War and greatly oblige yours.

(signed) Mrs Mary Hoppes

On November 6, 1926, the Servicemen's Bureau in Detroit, MI, sent a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions inquiring about the status of George Hoppes' pension application. The letter stated:

The above named man died at Detroit about September 27th, 1926. We have promised to write you in the interest of the veteran's mother to learn whether or not he had ever been granted a pension.

It is noted that this office assisted him in filing a declaration for pension, which was forwarded to your office May 17th, 1926.

If it is found that an award of pension had been made, will you kindly advise us whether or not there will be any sum due the man's mother?

It seems ironic that Mary (Arnold) Hoppes never received a widow's pension after her husband James Andrew Hoppes died in 1914 (because she could not prove that they had ever been legally married) and then lost her oldest son George before his pension claim was approved. Although George Hoppes' Pension File does not contain any evidence that Mary Hoppes ever received any money from the Bureau of Pensions, the fact that his claim was assigned Certificate No. 2,325,189, is an indication that at some point George Hoppes' original claim was approved.


REFERENCE

1. George Hoppes' Pension File C 2325,189, the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC.

[NI2420] Worked for the L & N (Louisville and Nashville) Railroad, at Radnor Yards, in South Nashville during the big railroad strike of 1921.

[NI2459] SSDI shows a Mary Hoppis born 09 May 1906 and dying 13 January 1988 in Hasty, Newton Co., AR but I'm not sure if this Mary, child of Scott or a spouse to another Hoppis. Order SSDI application and see who it shows she's a Hoppis by birth or marriage.

[NI2499] Deep Creek Meeteing, 5-4-1796, compliant agains Hutchins Stanley for going out ? marriage. This meeting there disowns him to be a member of this society. Married 7-13-1795, Ann Hoppis.

[NI2514] Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana," Chicago; Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. Reprinted by Mayhill Publications of Knightstown, Indiana, 1974.

Eliah H. Steed, a member of the township advisory board for Jefferson township and one of the best known agriculturists of that township, proprietor of an excellent farm on rural mail rout No. 1 out of Redkey, is a native son of Jay county, a member of one of the real pioneer fmilies of this county, and has resided here all his life. Mr. Steed was born on a farm in Jefferson township on February 6, 1853, and is the son of William W. and Phoebe (Pyle) Steed, both of whom were pioneers in Jay county, having been but children when they came with their respective parents to Indiana in the days of the settlement of the county. The late William W. Steed, a former member of the board of county commissioners for Jay county, was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, March 9, 1825 and was but four years of age when in 1829 his parents, John and Frances (Aker) Steed, also native Virginians, moved to Warren county, Ohio. John Steed, who was a soldier of the War of 1812, was born on May 1, 1791, and was reared in Virginia, becoming a farmer. Upon his removal to Ohio he established his home on a farm in Warren county and remained there until the spring of 1837 when he came over into Indiana with his family and settled on an "eight" he had entered from the Government in section 13 of Jefferson township, this county, thus becoming one of the real pioneers of the New Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. He created a good farm there and on that place spent the remainder of his life, one of the strong and influential members of that community, his death occuring on August 15, 1872. He and his wife had four children, three sons, Robert, Thomas and William W., and a daughter, Matilda, who became the wife of Cheney Pyle, of Jefferson township. William W. Steed was twelve years of age when he came to Jay county with his parents in 1837, the year after this county was formally organized, and he grew to manhood on the pioneer farm in Jefferson township. As a young man he went over into Ohio and there spent a year, but returned to the home farm and presently acquired a quarter section in section 20 of Jefferson township. He married at the age of twenty-three and established his home in a log cabin he had erected in a clearing he had made on his place. As his affairs prospered Mr. Steed erected more commodious buildings and in time came to have one of the best improved farm plants in the county. He also increased his land holdings until he became the owner of 540 acres, and for many years also was largely engaged in the buying and selling of live stock. In the panice of 1893 much of his property was lost and he thereafter led a somewhat retired life. He died on December 28, 1899. During the period of his activity Mr. Steed was regarded as one of the leaders of the Democratic party in this county and for two years (1872-74) served as a member of the board of county commissioners from his district. He was a member of the Masonic faternity. William W. Steed was twice married. In 1848 he was united in marriage to Phoebe Pyle, who was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1828, and who was but six years of age when her parents, George P. and Ann (Smith) Pyle, the latter a native of Virginia and the former of Chester county, Pennsylvania, moved with their family into Ohio, in 1832, and settled in Clinton county, where they remained until the spring of 1838 when they came over into Indiana and settled on a farm in section 36 of Greene township, this county. In the middle '40s George P. Pyle moved from Greene township to Jefferson township and in this latter township spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring on May 29, 1859, he then being sixty years of age. His widow survived until July 2, 1863, she then being sixty-four years of age. They were the parents of nine children and th Pyle connection in the present generation is a considerable one. To WIlliam W. and Phoebe Pyle Steed four sons were born, John, Calvin, deceased, Oliver H. P. and Elias H. The mother of these sons died on November 16, 1855, and in the following April, William W. Steed married Eliza Jane Heston, who was born in Ohio, a daughter of Zebulon and Elizabeth (Stackhouse) Heston, who became pioneers of Jay county, settling in Jefferson township in 1838. To this union seven children were born, Louvernia G., Homer, Lewis N., Matilda M., William E., Chester, deceased, and Maud. Reared on the home farm in Jefferson township, Elias H. Steed received his schooling in the neighborhood schools and remained at home, assisting in the labors of the farm, until he was twenty-one after which he took over the management of the place, renting the same from his father, and so continued for three years, at the end of which time he made his home with his elder brother, remaining with the latter until his marriage the age of twenty-nine, after which he again rented the old home farm and there made his home for ten years. He then bought the "eighty" on which he is now living and has since resided there, in the meantime having made numerous substantial improvements on the place and now has a well equipped farm plant. Mr. Steed is a Democrat and has long taken an active part in local political affairs. In 1918 he was elected a member of the Jefferson township advisory board and is still serving in that capacity. He is a member of the Christian church and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. It was on April 25, 1882, that Elias H. Steed was united in marriage to Sarah J. Hoppes, who also was born in Jay county, a daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth (Phillips) Hoppes, and to this union two children were born, Esther, who was born on January 11, 1883, and who died on September 14, 1884, and Palmer L., born on AUgust 19, 1885, who died on July 8, 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Steed have an adopted daughter, Freda Dorris, whom they welcomed into their home when she was three years of age, who became a teacher in the New Mt. Pleasant schools and who on December 29, 1921, married Percy L. Gleason, a veteran of the World war. Mrs. Steed also is a member of one of the real pioneer families of Jay county, her parents having been but children when they came here with their respective parents from Ohio, the Hoppes coming from Fayette county and the Phillips from Highland county. Elijah Hoppes, who became one of the most substantial farmers of Jay county, was born in 1840 and was but three years of age when his parent, John and Sarah Hoppes, came to Jay county and settled in Richland township. In 1859 he married Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Asa F. and Mary Phillips, who was about twelve years of age when she came to this county with her parents, the family locating in Richland township, and to that union nine children were born, those besides Mrs. Steed having been Mary S., Cyrus E., Tellitha G., Osta V., Rosa A., Wilber C., Bertha J., and Hattie L. Elijah Hoppes was the owner of about 500 acres of land in section 18 of Jefferson township and was for years one of the leaders in that community.

[NI2529] History of Jay County Indiana, Milton T. Jay, M.D., Historical Publishing Co., Indianapolis, IN, 1922, Vol. II, Pgs. 453 & 454

Lewis Stone, a former member of the board of county commissioners of Jay county and one of the best known farmers and landowners of this county, proprietor of an excellent farm in Jefferson township, rural mail route No. 2 out of Redkey, where he makes his home, is a native son of Jay county, a member of one of the real pioneer families of this county, and has lived here all his life. Mr. Stone was born on a farm in Noble township on May 13, 1853, and is a son of William I. and Margaret (Warnock) Stone, natives of Ohio and both of whom had grown up amid pioneer conditions in this county. William I. Stone was born in Gallia county, Ohio, March 10, 1820, and was ten years of age when he came to Indiana with his parents, James and Sarah (Denny) Stone, the family settling in what later came to be organized as Noble township of this county. It was on September 10, 1830, that the Stone's came here and settled down on a woodland tract which James Stone had picked out as a place of residence. On November 9, 1832, he entered at the Government land office his claim to a quarter section of land covering that tract and obtained title to the same, thus having been the first man to enter land in what presently came to be organized as Jay county, this land at that time having been within the confines of Randolph county. During the year following James Stone secured title to an adjoining tract and it was not long until he had there a well developed farm, early coming to be recognized as one of the useful and influential pioneers of that neighborhood. James Stone and his wife were born in North Carolina, where they were married and where four of their twelve children were born. In 1819 they moved to Gallia county, Ohio, and there remained until they came to Indiana. On their pioneer farm in section 35 of Noble township they spent the remainder of their days, doing well their part in the development of proper social and economic conditions in the formative period of that now well established and prosperous community. James Stone was an energetic man and increased his land holdings until he was able to give to each of his children an "eighty" and at the time of his death was still the owner of 234 acres. His death occurred, in 1849. His wife had preceded him to the grave in the spring of 1848. William I. Stone, father of the subject of this sketch, was the fifth in order of birth of the twelve children of James Stone and wife and, as noted above, was but a boy when he came here with his parents in 1830. He grew to manhood on the pioneer home farm and on his twenty-fourth birthday, March 10, 1844, married Margaret Warnock, who also was born in Gallia county, Ohio, November 4, 1825, and who was thirteen years of age when she came with her parents, Francis and Sarah (Cline) Warnock, to Jay county, the family settling on a woodland tract in section 27 of Noble township in 1838. Francis Warnock was a Virginian by birth and his wife was a native of Pennsylvania. They created a good home on the tract they had entered from the Government and there spent their last days, his death occurring in the summer of 1884, he then being eight-four years of age, and hers, in the spring of 1886, she then being eighty-nine years of age. They were the parents of eight children and the Warnock connection in the present generation is a numerous one, even as is that of the Stone's. Some time after his marriage William I. Stone made his home on an "eighty" in Noble township which his father had given him and made an excellent farm out of it. On that place he spent the rest of his life. His wife had long preceded him in death, her passing having occurred on March 16, 1866. They were the parents of fifteen children, of whom six are still living, the subject of this sketch and his sisters, Sarah, Rose, Nora, Rita and Angeline. Reared on the farm on which he was born in Noble township, Lewis Stone received his schooling in the neighborhood schools and continued as an assistant to his father in the labors of developing the home place until he was twenty-two years, at the end of which time he bought an "eighty" in Jefferson township, the place on which he is now living, and has since resided there, he and his family being very comfortably situated. Since taking possession of that place Mr Stone has added to his land holdings by the purchase of an adjoining "forty" and now has a well kept farm of 120 acres and a 'very well equipped farm plant'. Mr. Stone is a Republican and has long been regarded as one of the leaders of that party in this county. In 1916 he was elected a member of the board of county commissioners from his district and served in that important capacity for four years, thus having been a member of the board during the time of the erection of the splendid new Jay county court house. In June 1876, Lewis Stone was untied in marriage to Mary J. Scoot, who was born in Ohio and who died on March 12, 1880. To this union two daughters were born, namely: Bertha E., who married J. O. Manor, of this county, and has two children, Jewel and Marjorie, and Mary J., who married William Hoppes, also a member of one of the pioneer families of this county, and has three children, Ralph, Mary H. and John.

[NI2569] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Monday, September 26, 1960

SERVICES FOR MRS. LAURA HOPPES HELD

SUMMITVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Hoppes, 93, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Marvin Hoppes, in Summitville, were conducted this afternoon at the Summitville Baptist Church. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoppes was born October 31, 1866 in Madison County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Surber. She was a member of the Summitville Baptist Church.

Surviving are the son, Marvin, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

[NI2574] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, June 27, 1936

GEORGE HOPPES IS FOUND DEAD

George Hoppes age 72, resident of this city for a number of years, was found dead in-bed Friday morning at his home, 2729 Monroe street. He had been ill for several days. A physician had called at his residence Thursday, and his condition had apparently been improved at that time.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Ammon, of Muncie, and a sister, Mrs. Ed Surber, Summitville.

The body was removed to a Muncie undertaking parlor. Funeral services and burial will occur in Muncie.

[NI2577] Alice was married on November 28, 1898. Marriage record located in Book W-1, Page 42. Need to order record for spouses name.

[NI2580] Alexandria Tribune
March 18, 1959

Opal Hoppes dies at home

Mrs. Opal Hoppes, 54, died at 7:45 a.m. today at the family home on E. Walnut St., Summitville, following an illness of three months.

A resident of Summitville for the past 37 years, she was born in Fairmount in 1905, a daughter of James and Mattie Love. She was married to Marvin Hoppes in 1922.

She was a member of the Summitville Baptist Church and the Loyal Mothers Club.

Surviving are the husband, Marvin; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Corn, Gas City, Mrs. Donna Maynard, Summitville a nd Mrs. Carolyn Hensley, Alexandria; three sons, Glenn and Robert of Alexandria, and Jack of Gilman; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Laura Hoppes of Summitville; two brothers Floyd Love of Gas City, and Kenneth Love of Marion; and eight grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Vinson Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summitville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Squires, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Vinson Memorial Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the hour of service.

[NI2585] Alexandria Public Library
Obituary Book, Pg. 359
(Copy of page in possession)

Arminta B. Hoppes

ELWOOD - Arminta B. Hoppes, 82, 2015 S. K Street, Elwood, died Tuesday evening at Mercy Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Madison County.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd O. Hoppes; two daughters, Ruth Walsh of Marion and Fredia Gethdrall of Boston, Mass.; two sons, Paul and Howard Hoppes both of Anderson; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Copher and Fesler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood.

[NI2595] Anderson Daily Bulletin
December 7, 1932

AGED RESIDENT DIED LAST NIGHT

Mrs. Fanny Hoppes, age 87, widow of Albert Hoppess, died yesterday at 10 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Cummins, residing on the Mounds road.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cummins; two grandchildren, Mrs. Albert Abel and Carl Cummins of Anderson and two great grandchildren, Lillian and Jack Abel. Her husband died ten years ago. She was a lifelong resident of this county.

The body was removed to the Earl Sells mortuary.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Cummins residence with Rev. James H. Welsh, pastor of East Lynn Christian Church in charge. Burial will be in Bucco Cemetery.

[NI2598] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Tuesday, December 3, 1957

MRS. DELLA HOPPES

Mrs. Della Hoppes, 76, of 708 W. 14th St., died Sunday at 9 p.m. at St. John's Hospital. She was a native of Versailles, Ohio, but had spent most of her life in Anderson.

Survivors include the husband, Walter and a sister, Mrs. Cora Benbow both of Anderson.

The body was taken to the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home, where final rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Wesley H. Bransford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Internment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.



Not certain which Walter Hoppes she was married to. At one time, she was listed as the spouse of Walter Hoppes, son of Isaac & Lucy Hoppes - however, that Walter died Dec. 15, 1949 as stated in his obituary, dated Friday, December 16, 1949 in the Anderson Daily Bulletin.

[NI2612] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Tuesday, October 16, 1962

TILLIE HOPPES

Mrs. Tillie A. Hoppes, 79, died Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the Downey Nursing Home. She was the widow of Omer G. Hoppes.

Born in Madison County May 8, 1883, she was the daughter of George and Margaret Harless Huffman. She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Survivors are two sons, Lester Hoppes, Anderson and Omar G. Hoppes, North Ridge, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home afte 7 o'clock this evening and services will be conducted there at 9:30 Wednesday morning by the Rev. Monroe G. Schuster of Central Christian Church. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.

[NI2618] Page 210 of the Madison Co., Marriage Index 1880 - 1920, indicates that Lawrence was married on May 21, 1899. Have not looked at the marriage record yet to see who his wife was.


[NI2623] Anderson Herald
Friday, September 14, 1951

HUGH HOPPES RITES SET FOR SATURDAY

MIDDLETOWN, Sept. 13 (Spl) - Funeral services for Hugh Hoppes, age 58, prominent Henry county coal dealer and businessman for many years, will be Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at the family home, 139 North Fifth street, where friends will be received. The Rev. A. T. Teeter will officiate and interment will be in the Miller cemetery, where Masonic graveside rites will be conducted.

Mr. Hoppes died at the Henry county hospital Wednesday evening, where he had been a patient. He was the son of Samuel and Laura Hoppes, R. R. 4, Anderson and he had resided for years in Madison and Henry counties. A graduate of Anderson high school, Mr. Hoppes had been engaged in business here for several years. He was a member of the Middletown Methodist church, the Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine.

Survivors are his widow, Marcella; daughter, Mrs. Gretchen Hall, R. R. 1, Middletown; one son, Robert Hugh, at home, two granddaughters; four brothers; Lee and Ward, Anderson; Paul Daleville; Don, Bluffton; and three sisters, Miss Fay Hoppes, Mrs. R. P. Bronnenberg and Mrs. Clarence Norris, all of near Anderson.

[NI2624] Alexandria Public Library, Book of obituaries from the Anderson Daily Bulletin, Friday, October 31, 1980, page 264 - Copy of page in possession

Marcella Hoppes

MIDDLETOWN - Marcella Hoppes, 85, 139 N. Fifth St., died Thursday at a local nursing home after an illness of several years.

She had owned and operated the Hoppes Coal and Feed Co. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star here and the Middletown United Methodist.

She is survived by a brother, Herschel Whistler, of Pendleton; two grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ballard and Shirey Funeral home here with the Rev. William Tresslar officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Order of the Eastern Star will hold memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

[NI2626] Anderson Herald Bulletin
December 14, 1998

Amil M. Hoppes

Amil M. Hoppes, 92, Anderson Dec. 12, 1998, at St. John's Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born May 11, 1906, in Mattoon, Ill., grew up in Middletown, and lived in Anderson most of her life. She was a homemaker.

She was a founding member of Grace Holiness Church in Anderson and was a Sunday school teacher there for many years. She worked at Farmers State Bank in Middletown for several years. She was also an office manager working out of her home for the "Trader" newspaper for Madison County and surrounding areas for 18 years.

Survivors include two children, Rex (wife Kathy) Hoppes of Petersburg, and Rosalie (husband, Phil) Bowers of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, J. Randall Hilbolt of Muncie, Sue (husband Shawn) Wright of Henderson, Ky., Jim (wife, Tammy) Hoppes of Chandler, Ark., Tammy (husband Billy) Nixon of Oakland City, and Becky (husband Greg) Helton of Winslow; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband whom she married in 1929, Lee Hoppes; and parents Emil and Effie (Baughan) Wettstone.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with the Revs, Buddy Perry and Terry Hay both of Grace Holiness Church officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services Tuesday at the South Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Holiness Church in Anderson.

[NI2627] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Saturday, November 2, 1963

RITES INCOMPLETE

DALEVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Hoppes, 58, who was killed in the explosion at the Indianapolis Coliseum Thursday night, are being arranged at the Shirey Funeral Home in Daleville but are still incomplete pending the arrival of relatives from out of state.

Mrs. Hoppes was the widow of Paul Hoppes and the operator of the Hoppes Coal and Feed Company here since his death. Born Nov. 5, 1905 in Daleville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Barnard, was reared here and attended local schools.

She was a member of the Daleville Order of Eastern Star and the Women's Club and Daleville Methodist Church.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Carrie E. Barnard, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother Evans G. Barnard, Carmel, Calif.; an uncle, Thomas Richey, Lima Ohio and an aunt, Mrs. Edward Monterville, Anderson, and several nieces and nephews.

[NI2628] Anderson Herald Bulletin
January 21, 1999

Helen R. Hoppes

Helen R. (Rhoads) Hoppes, 86, Anderson, died Jan. 19, 1999, at Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness.

She was born Nov., 5, 1912, in Marion, and lived in Anderson most of her life. She was a designer for Ward Stilson Co. for 25 years. She also was bookkeeper for the Girl Scout office for 11 years.

She was a 1931 graduate of Anderson High School. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Anderson, First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, and a member of Order of the Eastern Star 154 since 1933.

Survivors include eight nephews, Bob (wife Wilma) Rhoads and Tom (wife Sue) Rhoads, all of Fortville, James Norris of Anderson, Phillip Bronnnenberg of Indianapolis, Gene Bronnenberg of Daleville, Rex Hoppes of Petersburg, David Hoppes of Roscoe, Ill. and John Hoppes of Lancaster, Pa.; two nieces Helen Whitinger and Rosalie Bowers both of Indianapolis; great-niece, Michelle Rhoads of Fortville; three great-nephews, Joey Rhoads of Fortville, Robert Rhoads of Indianapolis and Wiliam Rhoads of Royal Oak, Mich.; and sister-in-law, Ina Rhoads of Lapel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Hoppes; and her parents Norman and Lula (Hummel) Rhoads.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Sarah Leatherman officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, Anderson, the Christian Center or a charity of the donor's choice.

[NI2633] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Tuesday, June 3, 1975

Edna Hoppes

MUNCIE - Mrs. Edna Fern Hoppes, 83, Rt. 2, died Saturday evening at home after an extended illness.

A native of Madison County, she had resided here most of her life. She was a member of the Christian Chapel CHurch.

Surviving with the husband Fred are five daughters, Mrs. Lileth Martin, Redkey; Mrs. Loretta Barnard, Mrs. Terry Barnard and Mrs. Betty Clevenger, all of Muncie and Mrs. Eleanor Hayden, Selma; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Parson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Paul Vise and the Rev. Fred Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

[NI2639] Fall Creek Malitia 1878 As recorded in Book #2, Misc. Records. Henry County, Indiana Courthouse

Listed as 24 years of age and enrolled in the Fall Creek Malitia.

[NI2647] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Tuesday, March 18, 1969

Mrs. Estella Hoppes

Mrs. Estella Hoppes, 83, of 5215 Ridge Rd., died Monday noon at Community Hospital. She had been ill a week. Her husband, Jimmie Hoppes, died in 1963.

Born Dec. 8, 1885 in Madison County, she was a daughter of Perry and Margaret Gale Hull, and was married in 1906 to Mr. Hoppes. She was a charter member of the Whetstone brotherhood and Sisterhood, and was a member of the Whetstone United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lilburn (Lenna) Stottlemyer of Anderson; three grandchildren, Mrs George (Barbara) Whittaker and James L. Stottlemyer of Anderson, and Mrs. Steve (Marlene) Collier of Fort Wayne; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today.

Final rites will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Whetstone Church by the pastor, Verlin Smith, Internment will be in Grove Lawn Cemetery at Pendleton.

The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service.

[NI2648] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Friday, May 26, 1972

Mettie Hoppes

Mettie P. Hoppes, 83, 1315 Chester, died Tuesday evening following a lengthy illness. She had been living with a son Hoarold on Rt. 7.

She was born in Madison County, and was a member of the Whetstone Church.

Surviving witht he son she was living with are another son, Lawrence Hoppes of Wilkinson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home in Pendleton. The Rev. Verlin Smith will officiate. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

[NI2665] Anderson Daily Bulletin
Monday, January 30, 1967

MRS. LETHA HOPPES

Mrs. Letha Lucille Hoppes, 66, wife of Lester Hoppes, R.R. 2, Greenwood, died early Friday at the University Heights Hospital in Indianapolis. SHe had suffered a heart attack four weeks ago from which she had never regained consciousness.

She was born in Anderson, March 14, 1900. Her husband is employed at Eli Lilly at Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Sterling Funeral Home in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Ada Morris, an aunt and several cousins reside in Anderson. The husband is a brother of Richard and Harry Hoppes, Mrs. Leone Gulmire, Mrs. Carrie Baker and Mrs. Mary Kirkpatrick of Anderson.

[NI2671] April 30, 1866 birth date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NI2739] Will of Barney Cannoy, Sr.

March 22, 1813



I, Barney Cannoy, of Grayson County, Virginia, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and perfect memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all others.

First: My will and desire is that my debts and all funeral expenses be immediately paid out of such of my personal property as my executors shall think proper to dispose of.

Secondly: I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Catherine, for and during her natural life or whidowhood, all lands including the plantations whereon I now live, and also all my personal property and debts of whatever kind and whatever found, upon this condition that she advance out of my personal estate to each of my children, namely; Polly, Betsy Ann and Sally as they shall respectively arrive at full age, or otherwise settled in life, the sum of Eighty-one dollars worth of property; and to my son the sum of One hundred and Twenty-five dollars in like manner. These advances are intended to put them upon an equality with my children already settled in life, and have received like advances by me already.

Thirdly: At the death of my wife Catherine, all my lands I desire may be divided between my sons, Jacob and John, in the following manner, to them and their heirs forever: Viz: Beginning at Elk Creek and running to a Red Oak sapling in the field at the west end of the orchard, and thence a southerly course to the other line, the part I now live on, for John; and the remaining for Jacob, their heirs and assigns forever.

Fourthly: All the personal part of my estate which shall be found remaining at the death of my wife Catherine, my will and desire is that it be equally divided between my daughters, namely: Phebe, Caty, Susanna, Molly, Betsy Ann and Sally to hold to them and their heirs forever.

And Lastly: I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Catherine, Executor, and my son Jacob Knoy, Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 22nd day of March in the year of our Lord, 1813.

Signature of Barney Cannoy

Witnesses:

Martin Dickenson
Alexander Sutherland

This will probated May, 1817, Grayson County, Va

[NI2756] Anderson Herald Bulletin
October 13, 1994

Ruth M. Williams

MARKLEVILLE - Ruth M. (Hoppes) Williams, 79, died Oct. 11, 1994, at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson after an extended illness.

She was born on May 17, 1915 and lived in the Markleville area the past 56 years. She worked at the Markleville Cafeteria for 25 years and Pay Less Deli for 15 years.

She was a member of Markleville East Christian Church and Markleville Order of Eastern Star, where she served as past worthy matron.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Carl Williams, a daughter, Mrs. Will (Janice) James of Anderson, brother, James Hoppes of Pendleton, sister Wilma Collier of Markleville, two grandchildren, Ruth Vanbaalen of Indianapolis and Doug Tombs of Chesterfield, and three nieces and a nephew.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory with the Revs. Ned Clark and John Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Order of Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adams Township Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

[NI2757] Anderson Herald - Bulletin
October 20, 2002

James E. Hoppes

PENDLETON -- James "Jim" E. Hoppes, 83, died Oct. 18, 2002, at Rawlins House in Pendleton following
an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Anderson and lived in the Markleville-Pendleton area his entire lifetime.

He was a veteran who served his country during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for
injuries incurred during the Battle of the Bulge in Germany.

He was a farmer all of his life. He also worked for the Pendleton Speedway Station, Acme Paving
Company, E & B Paving and was a County Highway Department supervisor.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Markleville; USTA; the VFW; Markleville Masonic
Lodge 629, F&AM; the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Kennard Brotherhood & Sisterhood.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy (husband, Ernie) Sutton of Muncie; his sister, Wilma Collier of
Markleville; a granddaughter, Jamie (husband, Greg) Hurst; his sister-in-law, Joanne Pring of
Markleville; six nieces and two nephews. Also surviving is a special friend, Russell Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice (McCormack) Hoppes in 1975; his parents, Robert
and Marie (Forney) Hoppes; and a sister, Ruth Williams.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South
Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, officiated by the Rev. Ned Clark. Burial will take place at the
Mechanicsburg Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Pendleton VFW.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the South Chapel and will include a 7 p.m. Masonic Lodge
memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation through the funeral home.

[NI2767] The Herald Bulletin
Feb. 24, 2001

Greenfield - Francis M. Hoppes, 86, former Pendleton resident, died Feb. 22, 2001, at Regency Place.

He was a gold pro and a U.S. Army veteran who served with Patton's 3rd Army.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Hoppes; two sisters, Eva Miller and Virginia Rakes; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton with Pastor Mark Clark officiating.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Erlewine Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.

[NI2776] Single and living at home on the Lexington Twp., Stark Co., OH 1920 Census schedule. Age 26

[NI2788] Have not found marriage record to the other Hoppes, but marriage record shows her as Mary Hoppes.

[NI2789] March 7, 1938 death date provided by Harry Hoppes. Have death certificate which reads March 7, 1925

[NI2805] Ulrich Haps was killed in the forest when a tree crushed his chest.

[NI2837] The Herald Bulletin
April 21, 2001

Harold J. Hoppes, 84, Anderson, died April 20, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Wilkinson, May 20, 1916, and was a lifelong Anderson resident.

He was a retired farmer and Highland High School bus driver. He also worked at the County Highway Garage and State Highway Garage in Anderson.

He was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Anderson. He was a member of Ivy Rebekah Lodge 381 and Odd Fellow 131. He was a senior citizen card plaer and Highland High School fan.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Hoppes of Markelville, a daughter, Diane and husband James Cave of Anderson; four grandchildren, Randy and wife, Amy Hoppes, Chris and husband, Greg Syverson, Jeaneann Sanders, Brian Sanders; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Hoppes, Dylan Hoppes, Ashley DuVall, Jordan Hutton, Morgan Syverson, Jared Syverson, Alex Sanders; niece, Karen Conley; nephew, Dennis Hoppes; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Russell) Hoppes; parents, Jesse and Mattie (Brown) Hoppes; brother Lawrence Hoppes.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with Robert Bell of Bethany Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. An Odd Fellow service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

[NI2838] Alexandria Public Library, Book of obituaries from the Anderson Herald for Sunday, December 18, 1983, page 356 - Copy of page in possession.

LAWRENCE HOPPES

WILKINSON - Lawrence L. Hoppes, 72, a lifelong resident of Hancock County died unexpected Saturday morning in the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born May 8, 1911 in Brown Township, Hancock County. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the United Parts Corp. of New Castle. He was a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ.

He is survived by a son, Dennis G. Hoppes and a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Karen) Conley, both of Wilkinson; one brother, Harold Hoppes of Anderson; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 1981.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Condo and Son Funeral home here with Bart Steever, pastor of the Wilkinson Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery here.

[NI2842] Norcatur Dispatch
June 10, 1999

OBERLIN - Manley "Mike" Shirley, 81, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Decatur County Hospital.

He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Norcatur to Frank and Sarah (Hoppes) Shirley. He grew up in Norcatur, attending Prarie View, Norcatur High School and Fort Hays State University.

He married Alice M. Stapp on Jan. 21, 1940 in Norton. He lived in Norcatur until 1984, moving to Oberlin. He was a farmer-stockman.

Survivors include his wife, Oberlin; two sons, Herb, Oberlin, and John, Scott City; a daughter, Pam McClelland, Shawnee, Okla.; a sister, Juanita Eckhart, Norcatur; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray, and a sister, Bernice Logan.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, with the Rev. Bruce Ferguson officiating; burial in the Norcatur Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Norcatur Methodist Church Parsonage Fund or Norcatur Highway Fund.

[NI2850] Norton Daily Telegram
June 22, 2000

Clarence M. Hoppes, Denver, died 24 May 2000. He was born 03 Oct 1913 in Devizes, Kansas, to Henry and Elizabeth Reed Hoppes. He married Bernice Railsback, who died 30 Dec. 1999. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton, CO

Rocky Mountain News, 30 May 2000

Clarence M. Hoppes, 86, of Denver died 24 May, 2000 in Denver.

He was born in Norton, Kansas, 1914, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Reed) Hoppes. He married Bernice Railsback.

Survivors include Ilene Spence, Denver; Joan Ford, Aurora; Dal, Colo. Spgs.; Jim of Littleton. One sister, Katherine Severns, Norton; brothers Casper of Denver, and Ernest of Thornton. He was predeceased by bros. Marvin, Frank; sisters, Ruth, Florence Vernon, one daughter, Nadine.

[NI2853] Died at 1 year, 11 months, 5 days of age.

[NI2889] Madison Co., Indiana Record Book W3, Page 25 shows John R. Beck marrying Nancy Hoppes. Further research needed.

[NI2896] December 6, 1994

Earl A. Hoppes, Sr. 82, of 114 W. Franklin St., Topton, died Monday in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. He was the husband of Anna M. (Bergey) Hoppes. They were married 60 years in June.

He was employed by the Ajax Aluminum Co., Boyertown, for several years, retiring in 1983. Before that he was manager of the Boyerton Triftway; owned and operated the former Earl's Liberty Store, Topton, for 12 years; and was manager of the former American Stores, Topton, for 28 years.

Born in Topton, he was a son of the late Herbert R. and Laura E. (Landis) Hoppes.

He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Earl A. of Alburtis, Donald H. of Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, and Robert R. of Bowers; brother Paul H. of Topton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

[NI2902] January 23, 1980
Delaware County Times

DeVon Fahl

DeVon Fahl, 60, of 24 S. Orange St., Media, died Wednesday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, after a long illness.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, he was the son of Foster and Hattie Hoppes Fahl who are now deceased.

Mr. Fahl was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church, Media, and F&AM Fernwood 543 of Philadelphia. he was a Navy vetern of World War II.

Mr. Fahl is survived by his wife, Ruth Heim Fahl; two daughters, Mary Louise Kline of Media, and Lisa Fahl, at home; one son, Fred Fahl of Fulton, KY.; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday from Geschwindt Funeral Home, 37 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

[NI2907] Times News
May 12, 1998

Earl W. Hoppes, 89, of Walnutport, formerly of Tamaqua R.3, died Monday morning in his home. He was the husband of Myrtle M. (Snyder) Hoppes. They observed their 56th wedding anniversary in Nov. 1997.

His first wife, the former Sarah (Grube) Hoppes, died in 1938.

He was the owner and operator of the former Earl W. Hoppes Automotive Garage, Tamaqua R.3, for over 50 years before retiring in 1971.

Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Wallace D. and Phoebe (Coombe) Hoppes.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Slatington.

During the 1940's, he was a member and former decon of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

Surving in addition to his widow ar a daughter, Earla H., wife of Livio Melatti of Nazareth; a son, Ronald E. of Poulsbo, Wash.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter Geraldine, who died in 1937.

The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders, is in charge of the arrangements.


Pottsville Republican

Earl W. Hoppes, 89, of Walnutport, formerly of RD3 Tamaqua, died Monday at his home.

Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Wallace D. and Phoebe Coombe Hoppes.

He retired in 1971 as owner and operator of Earl W. Hoppes Automotive Garage, RD3 Tamaqua, after more than 50 years.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. During the 1940s, he was a member and former deacon of Zion's United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

His first wife, the former Sarah Grube, died in 1938, and a daughter, Geraldine Hoppes, died in 1937.

Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle M. Snyder; a daughter, Earla H. Melatti, Nazareth; a son, Ronald E., Poulsbo, Wash.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family from Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders. The Rev. Russell L.J. Heintzelman and Chaplain Bernadette S. Cunningham will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown.

[NI2912] The Hastings Tribune
Monday July 13, 1998

Thomas Britt Jensen

Hastings resident Thomas Britt Jensen, 87, of 1247 N. Pine Ave., died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill.

Gravesides services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell with the Rev. David Koenigsberg officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jensen was born Oct. 30, 1910 to John and Ora (Hoppes) Jensen in Burwell. He married Ethel Nixon in Burwell. In 1955 they moved to Hastings from Grand Island. He worked for Gene Watts in Deweese and H&M Equipment in Hastings. His wife died in 1981. In 1998 he moved to Blue Hill Care Center.

He was a member of the Eagles Club.

Survivors are two sisters, Kate Ward, of Mount Shasta, California and Hila Elliott, of Manteca, California tow grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Dean, four brothers, two sisters and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family.

[NI2918] News
August 26, 1998

Kenneth F. Hoppes BEMIDJI- - Kenneth F. Hoppes, Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Bemidji, died August 17, 1998, in Eaglewood Care Center, Springfield.

Kenneth Flavius Hoppes was born June 24, 1919, the son of Howard and Iva (Rankin) Hoppes, in Springfield. He was a machinist by trade and worked for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1952, he moved with his family to Park Rapids, Minn., where he managed a mink farm and built Park-Lane Bowl. He married Jeanne Marble in 1941. She died in 1974. He married Blanche Leedle in 1979.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Alan (Travis) Hoppes, Issaquah, Wash.; a daughter, Carolyn (Tomy) Hegland, Bemidji; stepsons Robert (Gloria) Leedle, Suzhou, China, and Charles (Debbie) Leedle, Cronton, Ohio; stepdaughters, Pamela (Alan) Merrit, Marion, Ohio, and Barbara (Davis) Muller, Midland, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Merrell, Springfield.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held in Ohio on Friday, and following visitation Saturday in Aardahl Lutheran Church, Bemidji.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Burial Aardahl Lutheran Cemetery.

[NI2925] Reading Eagle Times
September 28, 2000

Jennie M. Smith died September 26, 2000

Jennie M. Smith, 85, formerly of Reading, died Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. in the residence of a daughter, Josephine M. (Moyer) Lucero, 119 W. Poplar St., Fleetwood.

Her husband, Raymond Smith, died in March 1980.

Born in West Leesport, she was a daughter of the late Nthan and Mary (Klee) Hoppes.

Smith was employed for 20 years as a waitress by the Sherwood Diner, Temple, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Salem (Belleman's) Union Church, Centre Township.

Smith is also survived by a sister, Marie (Hoppes) Goins, in Wisconsin.

Other survivors include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. The Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

[NI2976] Idaho Statesman
March 5, 1999

Wanda Morrison, 69, of Caldwell, went home to be with her Savior on Thursday, March 4, 1999, at her home after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Oregon Trail Church of God, 23057 Old Highway 30, Caldwell. Don Hardenbrook, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Middleton Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

Mrs. Morrison was born Aug. 3, 1929, at Weleetka, Okla., the eldest daughter of John L. and Louisa Collins Hoppis. She graduated from Rocky Ford High School in Colorado in 1947, and married Herbert M. Morrison on Jan. 30, 1948. The family moved to Middleton, Idaho, in 1959 where they established and ran a dairy farm until their retirement in 1994.

Her lifelong hobbies were gardening, fishing, sewing and guilting.

Her greatest joys in life were the love and happiness of her family and her work and fellowship in her church.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert of Caldwell; a son, W. James (Marcia) Morrison of Glendale, Ariz.; three daughters, Charlotte F. (Dorian) Heyen of Pasco, Wash., Linda S. (Carl) Smith of Brush Prarie, Wash., and Sherry (Norm) Case of Kuna; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Lucile Burton.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Four Rivers Hospice, c/o West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell 83605; or to the Oregon Trail Church of God, 23057 Old Highway 30, Caldwell 83605.

[NI3070] The Morning Call
February 18, 2000

Stella M. Hoffman, co-owned Hoffman's General Store

Stella M. Hoffman, 83, of 306 Held St., Lehighton, died Wednesday, February 16, in her home. She was the wife of William E. Hoffman.

She and her husband owned and operated Hoffman's General Store and raised turkeys for many years before retiring in 1980. Previously she worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War II as a scrafer. She was also a cook for several years at the former Fort Allen Hotel, Weissport, and worked at the Weissport Dyeworks.

Born in Andreas, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Lucy M. (Miller) Hoppes.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Weissport, and a former member of its council.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, Lehighton.

Survivors: Husband, and sister, Irene M., wife of Robert Holliday of Summit Hill.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturda in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Miller Funeral Home, Lehighton.

[NI3075] The Morning Call
June 14, 1999

Edwin A. Frantz

Edwin A. Frantz, 73, of 2483 Mahoning Drive, West Lehighton, died Saturday, June 12, in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Haas) Frantz. They were married for 48 years last June.

He worked at the Andreas Quarry and earlier at the Bundy Tubing Co., Hometown, as a machinist, for 30 years unil its closing.

Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late William and Hulda (Hoppes) Frantz.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre, and a member of the Summit Hill American Legion Post.

A life member of Mahoning Valley Fire Company he was active with the Mahoning Valley Boy Scouts of America, Troop 106, where he served as treasurer for many years.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Thomes of Allentown and Stephen of Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Susan, wife of Richard Birch, and Sally, wife of Robert Glenn, both of Wilmington, Del.; brother Carl of Emmaus, and nine grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Lehighton.

[NI3110] GoUpstate.com
Published November 21, 2002

Lowell E. Hoppes

Lowell E. Hoppes, 89, of 82 N. Main St. died Nov. 19, 2002, at Golden Age in Inman after a brief illness.

A native of Alliance, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wilson and Forrest Stamp Hoppes and the widower of Lucille Reardon Hoppes.

He was a cartoonist and was a former member of the The Church of God in Salem, Ohio.

Survivors include one daughter, Jenny Mapes of Connecticut; one son, Bruce Hoppes of Boiling Springs; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The families are at their respective homes.

Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[NI3136] History of Jay County Indiana, Milton T. Jay, M.D., Historical Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN 1922, Vol. II, Pgs. 377 and 378

William S. Garrett, formerly and for years engaged in business at Redkey, now the owner of an excellent farm in Richland township, where he and his family have made their home for the past ten years or mor, is a native Hoosier and has lived in Indiana practically all his life, the exception being a short period spent in the West. Mr. Garrett was born on a farm in Delaware county, this state, January 25, 1863 and is a son of James P. and Jane (Feasel) Garrett, the former of whom was born in that same county, his father having been one of the pioneers and the owner of a farm of more than 600 acres there. James P. Garrett was reared on the home farm in Henry county and at the age of twenty-two years took a trip West, going as far as Idaho. Upon his return and after his marriage he established his home on a farm and there spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring when he was sixty-five years of age. He and his wife were the parents of seven children, of whom three are living, the subject of this sketch having a brother, Johnson Garrett, and a sister, Lavina. Reared on the home farm in Delaware county, William S. Garrett received his schooling in the neighborhood schools and early became engaged as a timberman, a vocation he followed for three years, at the end of which time he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and was located at Redkey. He worked for the railroad about three years and then was made deputy city marshal, a position he occupied for four year years. He then became engaged as a bartender in one of Redkey's saloons and was thus engaged for about tten years, at the end of which time he became engaged in the saloon business on his own account at Redkey and thus continued in business for ten years, at the end of which time, in 1907, he disposed of his interests in that city and bought a small farm in the neighborhood. He farmed this place for about three years and then went West, prospecting in the oil fields of Kansas. There he was painfully injured in an accident in the oild field about six months later and was compelled to return home. His recuperation required about a year and then he bought a tract of eighty acres jut north of Redkey, on which he has since made his home. Since taking possession of that place Mr. Garrett has made numerous substantial improvements on the same and as his affairs prospered has added to his holdings until now he is the owner of an excellent farm of 138 acres of Richland township land. In 1884 William S. Garrett was united in marriage to Anna Keesier, who was born in this county, daughter of Samuel and Clara C. (Hoppes) Keesier, and to this union two children were born, Edna P. and one who died in infancy. Edna P. Garret marriet Harry Trone and is now living at Dayton, Ohio (Montgomery Co.) Mr. and Mrs. Garrett also have an adopted son, Cassius Clay Garrett. The Garrett's are Republicans.

[NI3141] History of Jay County Indiana, Milton T. Jay, M.D., Historical Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1922, Vol. II Pgs. 56 and 57

John M. Smith, dean of the bar of the Jay Circuit Court, former judge of that court, former state senator from this district, former member of the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly and for many years one of the most active factors in the public life of this part of Indiana, is a native son of Jay county and has ever taken a just pride in the amazing development that has marked this region in his generation. Judge Smith is a member of one of the real pioneer families of Jay county, his grandfather, George M. Smith, a soldier of the War of 1812, having been among that considerable number of settlers who came over here from Greene county, Ohio, in 1836, the year in which Jay county became formally organized as a separate civic unit, and located on lands entered from the Government in Richland township. George M. Smith also owned land in the neighboring Delaware and died there in 1849. One of his sons, James A. Smith, father of Judge Smith, was ten years of age when he came to Indiana with his parents in 1835, the family settling in Jay county and later moving over into Delaware county. After the death of his father in this latter county, James A. Smith returned to Jay county and became a substantial farmer and landowner in Richland township, where he had established his home after his marriage and where he was living when the Civil war broke out. In February, 1864, he enlisted for service as a soldier of the Union and went to the front as a member of Company H of the 130th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he served for twenty-one months, or until long after the close of the war, and during which service he participated in the battles of Nashville and of Missionary Ridge and in the Atlanta campaign.

Not long after the completion of his military service James A. Smith moved from Richland township to Knox township and on his farm in this latter township spent the remainder of his days, his death occurring there on January 1, 1895. James A. Smith was twice married. His first wife, Eliza J. Hoppes, was born in Fayette county, Ohio, and was but a child when she came with her parents to Indiana, the family settling in Richland township, this county, among the early and influential pioneers of that region. To that union were born four children, two of whom are still living, Judge Smith and his brother, Henry Clay Smith, also of Portland. The mother of these children died in 1865 and James A. Smith later married Mary Flesher, who also was a member of one of the pioneer families of this county. As will be noted by a comparison of the above dates, John M. Smith, who was born on the home farm in Richland township on September 29, 1853, was about twelve years of age when his mother died. Following his bereavement he made his home with the family of his maternal grandfather, Jacob Hoppes, and grew to manhood on the Hoppes farm. He completed his schooling in the old Liber College and began teaching school, at the same time giving his attention to preparatory studies in law. He secured advancement in these studies under the preceptorship of Jacob Wells and William A. Bonham at Hartford City, Ind. and in 1875 was admitted to the bar, but continued teaching until 1880, when he opened an office for the practice of law at Portland, where he ever since has resided a period of more than forty years and is thus the oldest continuing practitioner at the bar of the Jay Circuit Court; a practice which has not confined, however, to the local court but extends into the courts of the neighboring counties and into the state courts, besides which he has for many years served as the local attorney for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1882, two years after entering upon the practice of law at Portland, Judge Smith was elected to represent this district in the Indiana state Senate and thus served during the memorable sessions of 1883 and 1885, the youngest member of the body. In 1898 he was elected judge of the Jay Circuit Court and for six years occupied the local bench. In 1908 he as elected to represent this district in the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly and served during the session of legislature in 1909. Judge Smith also has rendered public service as county attorney for Jay county and as attorney for the city of Portland. He is a Democrat and has for many years been recognized as among the leaders in that party not only in the Eighth district but throughout the state. The Judge is a Royal Arch Mason and is a charter member of the local lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Portland. Upon the opening of the natural gas boom hereabout back in the '80s. Judge Smith took an active interest in that development and it was he who drew up the articles of association of the company at Portland which was the first to develop natural gas for commercial uses in the state of Indiana, as is set out elsewhere in this work. When the new court house was dedicated in January 1919, Judge Smith was asked by the bar association to prepare a review of the local bar to be read on that occasion and his compliance with this request preserved for future generations a most illuminating chronicle, valued highly by the local historical society and a synopsis of which, through the Judge's courtesy, is presented elsewhere in this centennial history of the county. In 1881, John M. Smith was united in marriage to Etta Leonard, who was born in Wayne township, this county, a daughter of John and Catherine Leonard, natives of the Emerald Isle, and to this union have been born five children, Glenna, Rufus C., Kathryn, Anna and Robert L., all of whom are living. Kathryn Smith married William J. Kirke, of Portland and has one child, a daughter, Mary Margaret.

[NI3161] Raised by John & Mary Hollowell Hoppes after parents death. Charles was about 12 years of age at the time.

[NI3162] Flora was raised by John & Mary Hollowell Hoppes after her parents death. She was 14 years of age when she went to live with her Aunt and Uncle.

[NI3209] Age at death was 17.

[NI3239] The Herald Bulletin
Anderson, IN

Raymond E. Hoppes - Markleville

Raymond Earl Hoppes died unexpectedly October 20, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson. He was born January 3, 1923, in Pendleton.

He was a graduate of Pendleton High School, Class of 1941. And he attended Bakersfield Junior College.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a PFC in the Cannon Co. 334th Infantry Regiment 34th.

He was a letter carrier for 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also owner/operator of the Marathon Oil Station in Pendleton for 10 years in the late '60s and early '70s.

He played pro baseball in Bakersfield, Calif., for one year.

He was a member of Pendleton Christian Church, a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Pendleton and a member of the American Legion Post in Pendleton.

He was founder and first president of the Pendleton Little League Association and in 1989, its first Little League baseball field was named after him.

He enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with his wife, studying genealogy on the Internet and traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth (Main) Hoppes of Markelville; two sons, Kenneth Ray (wife Beth) Hoppes of Pendleton and Roger I. (wife, Michelle) Hoppes, of Markleville; two sisters, Eva A. Miller and Virginia B. Rakes, both of Anderson; two brothers, Francis M. Hoppes of Greenfield and Robert G. Hoppes of Pendleton; two granddaughters, Andrea (husband Todd) Mossoney and Kari Anne (fiance, Chris Nodine) Hoppes, all of Pendleton; a grandson Landon Hoppes of Markleville, a great-grandson, Benjamin F. Mossoney of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Cassidy; and by two brothers, Harold E. Hoppes and Charles L. Hoppes.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel in Pendleton, officiated by the Rev. Michael Canada. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Ray was scouted by pro baseball teams as a shortstop and hired by a farm team. If it weren't for World War II, he might have had a career in baseball.

[NI3243] After her father's death in 1948, Thelma and Rex were guardians of Eleanor till her marriage and for a short time, Mary and Phyllis lived with them.

Thelma had brownish blonde hair and the "Riley Blues" for eyes.

A kind and generous woman who loved her family very much. She became ill in 1978 with a brain aneursym, the first of three, spending months in comas and rehab. In 1992 she had a stroke leaving her paralyzed on her right side and lost her ability to speak correctly. Family members were able to understand what she wanted or needed, but it was clearly frustrating to her. The family feels they got 17 years with her they shouldn't of had and were thankful every day for her life.

She died a very peaceful death, slipping into a coma for several days before opening her eyes for what seemed like her last look at her loved ones then she was gone. Present with her were daughter Deidre and son David.

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[NI3244] Rex served in WWII and received a wound to his right wrist that would require bone grafts. The final bone graft was done with just a local anesthetic because Rex wanted to go home for Christmas the next day and they weren't going to let him if he was sedated. His right wrist never bent again.

He did not let this slow him down and painted clock faces for antique clocks that were being restored as a hobby and had beautiful penmanship, which all of his children seemed to inherit. He loved woodworking and restoring antique furniture. He liked to stay home with his family and hosted an annual Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day cook-out with his family and Eleanor's.

He and Thelma had one of the first television sets in Knightstown and on halloween that year, when trick or treaters came to the door and saw a TV, they didn't care about the candy, they wanted to watch. It is said that at one time that evening over 20 children were laying on his living room floor watching TV and eating their halloween treats.

[NI3245] Debbie lived life to the fullest and had many friends. She was late to every family function and we used to kid her and say she'd be late to her own funeral.

Date of her death is really unestablished. On Saturday January 14, 1984, before her death, a phone conversation was held between her and her two younger sisters. She was going to the funeral home that evening to pay her respects to Nate Hamilton, a friend, who had lost his mother. She didn't make it and therefore, some feel she died that evening - her body wasn't discovered until she failed to show up for work January 16 and didn't answer the phone. Mom called Eleanor to see if she would run by her apartment and see if her car was there.

When Eleanor saw the car and knew Thelma and Denise hadn't been able to contact her, she got David and they took the police knowing it wasn't going to be good news.

An autopsy was preformed and the death certificate reads January 16, 1984.

[NI3246] Words just seem inadequate when it comes to describing David.

He was a great brother to us three girls, always there for us when we needed him and some times before we knew we needed him. It was as if he could feel our pain, loneliness, sadness and joy no matter how far the miles separated us.

The Courier Times
September 8, 2003

DAVID R. OWENS

David R. Owens, 50, of Leesburg died Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

He moved to Leesburg from Knightstown in 1989. He was a building operations manager for Sprint Telephone in Warsaw. He was a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Knightstown, York Rite in Knightstown, Scottish Rite in Indianapolis. He was a 1971 graduate of Knightstown High School. He was born April 3, 1953 in New Castle, son of Rex and Thelma Riley Owens.

Survivors include his wife, the former Karen Chew, whom he married on Sept. 4, 1976; a daughter, Tiffany Owens of Leesburg; two sons, Matthew David and Jonathan, both of Leesburg; two sisters, Deidre Powers of Knightstown and Denise Kern of Vermont.

He was preceded by his parents and a sister, Debra.

Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel in Syracuse. Graveside service are 4 P.M. Thursday in Glen Cove Cemetery at Knightstown. Visitation is 2 - 4 P.M. and 6 - 8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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David's casket was walnut with brass trim, his vault lid bore the Masonic emblem and is inscribed with his name and the date 1953 - 2003. The eulogy, written by his family, follows:

Eulogy of David R. Owens
April 3, 1953 - September 7, 2003
Delivered on September 11, 2003
Miller Mortuary, Syracuse, IN
Burial
Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, IN


David Owens was born April 3rd, 1953 to Rex and Thelma Owens.

David was a son, brother, nephew and cousin. Later he became husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law, co-worker and friend to many.

He was the little brother who was welcomed home by his big sister Debbie.

He was the little brother who hung onto the back of Debbie's bike demanding she get off. This resulted in a broken collarbone for David and no bikes for several weeks.

He was the big brother who let his little sister's tag along when he cleaned "Coxy and Kendall's" barbershop and often took them on dates with Karen.

He was the big brother who ran off the boogey man one night with his BB gun and assured Deidre and Denise that they should go back to sleep.

He was the big brother who reported to Deidre and Denise that they had better get to sleep one December 24th because he had just taken out the trash and spotted Rudolph's nose. They later found out he'd only seen the red light on top of the water tower.

He was the brother who had a red corvette with T-tops. He was the same brother who was waiting on the sidewalk when Deidre was allowed to run an errand in it and took just a few too many laps around town before returning home with his car.

He was the cousin who could share endless hours of laughter and mayhem with his cousins Scott and Mike.

He was the son who always, always, bought the Christmas present for his mother that would reduce her to tears.

He was the man who married Karen Jo Chew on September 4th, 1976.

He was the son who made his mother jump up and down when he announced there was going to be a baby soon. The first of five grandchildern.

He was the father of Tiffany, Matthew and Jon Tyler.

He was the father who with his father, built a clubhouse for his kids in their backyard.

He was the father and husband who, every Christmas morning, was the first one awake, would awake Karen and the kids and then make them wait as long as possible to see WHAT was under that Christmas tree.

He was the Uncle who taught his nephew Ryan to ice fish, and about the "hungry holes" where the fish were biting.

He was the Uncle who no matter how bad he hurt could not resist his niece Emily's arms when she wanted him to hold her.

He was the father that got so excited about Pinewood Derby's, that both of his sons won more than once. And if they didn't have the fastest car, they sure had the best looking.

He was the father that was not only a father to his own kids, but also to his kids friends.

He was the father that drove his son to the bus stop and waited every morning with him before school.

He was the co-worker who put his heart and soul into his job, and along the way made some amazing friends who he would golf, hunt and do some pickin' and grinin' with.

He was the son who took on the huge responsibility of being executor of his parent's estate and handled everything to the letter.

He was the son who took his mother home with him to live after his father died.

David was a person who made an impression on everyone he met. He will be thought of often and greatly missed.

****

The poem "Remember Me But Let Me Go" was also read.

[NI3249] Russell remarried after leaving Edith and had children. His second wife's name and those of his children, are unknown at this time. His son, Rex, didn't remember him being quite young when he left. At the time of Russell's death, Rex was notified but didn't attend the services. Rex always wondered if his father had kept tabs on him without his knowing it, since they knew how to reach him when he died. It was something Rex discussed with his daughter, Denise before his death in 1994, but he did not wish to see his father for the first time laid out to rest in a coffin.

[NI3267] Jeff used to be a 'handyman' for Edith Dillon Watson in high school and worked for his dad, Kenneth Stearns, doing construction. His death came as a shock to everyone.

[NI3281] The Repository
Canton Ohio
October 31, 2001


Chalice N. Hoffee
Chalice N. Hoffee, age 100, of North Arch St., Dellroy, died Oct. 30, 2001 in Sunnyslope Care Center at Bowerston where she had resided since 1995. She was born June 30, 1901, in Carrollton, daughter of the late Emery L. and Clara Eckley Hoppes. Chalice was a member of the Dellroy United Methodist Church, Dellroy Senior Citizens and Carroll co. Senior Citizens. She was a bookkeeper for the former Union Clothing Co. at Canton before for marriage on June 12, 1920 to Olin Hoffee who preceded her in death on August 1, 1970, one sister, Mary Porter, died August 24, 1974. She is survived by nieces; nephews; many special friends; and neighbors. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home at Carrollton with Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon 2-4 p.m.
(Sweeney-Dodds, Carrollton 1-330-627-5505) A Golden Rule Funeral Home

[NI3286] In information provided by Linda Markum, Mary Ellen married and had a child before her death. Further research needed.

[NI3287] In information provided by Linda Markum, Jefferson was married and had at least three children. Further research needed.

[NI3290] In information from Linda Markum, Julia Ann married and possibly had four children. Further research needed.

[NI3291] In information supplied by Linda Markum, John married and had possibly six children. Further research needed.

[NI3292] Said to have had red hair.

[NI3293] All notes on the Orms line provided by Linda Markum.

"ORME" is a Scottish name meaning Elm tree. Texas members of the family do not how the spelling of the name changed when the four Orme children were brought to Harrison County, Texas, circa 1860-1861, possibly by their mother Naoma and her second husband, Nelson Edwards.

Line arrived c. 1720 Maryland when John Orme, a Presbyterian minister, was sent by the chuch from England. Revolutionary War Records of Maryland show that the men of the Orme family served in the Continental Army. Around 1800, some of the families migrated to Bullitt Co., Kentucky.

Andrew Eli (Jenks) Ormes, his wife and six children moved from Smyrna, Harrison County, to Ore City, Texas in 1913. This family lived for eight years in the area between the red brick school house and the rail road tracks. This corner was latern known as the intersection of Cedar and Dogwood Streets. Their youngest son, (Aubrey) Earl was born there. The six older children were all born in Harrison County, Texas. In 1921 they moved to a farm on what would later be known as Highway 450.

[NI3296] Looked most like Ida Belle Orms of all the girls and very close to her and her niece Loma Buchanan. She was unable to attend shcool till the age of ten due to polio.

[NI3306] Lived with sister Susan and her husband Hardy for many years in Hawthorne, CA. After Hardy's death, the sisters moved into a house in Lawndale, CA. When Sue remarried in 1980, Judy returned to Longview, TX, dying there circa 1994.

[NI3311] Denver Post, May 14, 1968
Obituary

". . .Came to Denver in 1925. A year later he established a chain of "Pig Parlor" restaurants, which he sold in 1950. He operated Buck Realty Co., Denver, was a board member of Lakewood Country Club, a member of the Denver Athletic Club . . ."

[NI3318] Niece that was close to Susan Luvenia. Died in her home with her husband and daughter at her side after a long illness.

[NI3319] Once bowled in two or three different bowling leagues. Also plays golf and is interested in classic cars. He was moved for Denver, CO to Fort Worth, TX to become Import Executive for The Color Tile Co.

[NI3321] Died at the age of 10 while hunting with his Uncle Earl. Jennings playfully put the rifle in his mouth and it discharged.

[NI3409] Uncle Bill - a tall, stocky man with beautiful blue eyes, was very soft spoken.

[NI3458] Roll 803, Page 372, Lines 18-23, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA 1850 Census Schedule, dated Aug. 22, 1850.

[NI3464] Roll 827, Page 271, Lines 3-7, W. Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA 1850 Census Schedule

[NI3470] Found on 1850 Miflinburg Twp., Union Co., PA Census schedule. Roll 831, Page 278, lines 15-18. Also in household are Jacob Maize age 10 and Henry Kefer age 5. Am uncertain if the last name's were Maize and Kefer so did not attach as children. Further research needed.

[NI3472] 1850 Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA Census Schedule, Roll 831, Page 268, Lines 3-9

[NI3479] Roll 831, Page 283, Lines 23-28, Miflinburg Twp., Union Co., PA Census Schedule

[NI3499] 1850 Census Schedule, Roaring Creek Twp., Columbia Co., PA, Roll 769, Page 281, Lines 8-18, dated Nov. 20, 1850.

[NI3510] 1850 Census Schedule, Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., PA Roll 759, Page 188 Lines 7-11. Other member is William (looks like Weiland) age 10.

[NI3528] Roll 769, Page 261, of the 1850 Beaver Twp., Columbia Co., PA Census schedule. Lines 24-28.

[NI3532] From Roll 769, Page 186 of the 1850 Orange Twp., Columbia Co., PA Census Schedule, dated Aug. 30, 1850, Lines 24-28. Also listed is George Dreisbach, age 11.

[NI3537] From Roll 769, Page 188, Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., PA 1850 Census Schedule, Lines 32-36, dated Oct. 2, 1850.

[NI3542] William may have been married prior to marrying Isabelle. Further research needed. Listed on the 1850 Roaring Creek Twp., Columbia Co., PA Census Schedule, dated Nov 20, 1850. Also in the household were Jonathan Klein, age 7 and Sarah Klein, age 8.

[NI3552] From Roll 769, Page 152, Milford Twp., Bucks Co., PA 1850 Census Schedule, dated Aug. 28, 1850.

[NI3555] Roll 769, Page 285, Line 3 of the 1850, Bloom Twp., Columbia Co., Census schedule shows James living with Peter Leidy or Leiby, age 34.

[NI3556] 1900 Census indicates father born in Indiana and mother in Ohio.

Thomas & Florence had Edith and daddy living with them until Edith remarried, Walter R. Watson. Rex thought the world of his grandparents and received word of his grandfather's death in a letter during WW II from his mother and was unable to attend his funeral.

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Unknown Knightstown Paper (probably the "BANNER")

Death Follows Long Illiness

Thomas H. Dillon, 66, a resident of this city for twenty-five years passed away Monday night at his home on North McCullum street. Following an illness of eight years. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. Dillon was the sone of William and Alice Dillon and was born in Greensboro. Following his removal to this city he was employed for several years at the Parrish-Alford Fence and Machine plant and the Knightstown Greenhouse until his health failed.

Survivors include the widow, two sons, George Dillon, of this city and Ralph, now serving with the Navy on the Pacific coast and two daughters, Mrs. William Reneau and Mrs. Walter Watson, both of this city; a sister, Mrs. Florence Ball, of Seattle, Wash; and three brothers, George and Everette Dillon of Greensboro and Frank Dillon of Spiceland. Also fourteen grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

The funeral rites will be held from the home on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Albert L. Copeland, pastor of the Friends church in charge. Burial will be made in Glen Cove cemetery.

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[NI3557] 1900 Census shows her parents both being born in North Carolina.

[NI3559] Unknown Paper (Courier, New Castle, Henry Co. IN or the Banner, Knightstown, Henry Co. IN?)

Mrs. Evelyn Cloud, 24

Funeral Services To Be Held Friday Afternoon

Mrs. Evelyn Cloud, 24, Knightstown, wife of William Cloud died this morning at 5:30 o'clock at the Henry County Hospital. Besides the husband she is survived by tow sons, William Joseph Jr., and Joseph Paul; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillon, of Knightstown, a step-daughter Georgene, and a step-son Dwight; two sisters, Mrs. Leora Reneau of Knightstown, and Mrs. Edith Watson of Charlottesville and two brothers, George and Ralph Dillon, Knightstown.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist church, with the Rev. J. W. Kinnett officiating. The remains are at the home of Mrs. Catherine Cloud, 2616 Walnut street, w here friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

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[NI3560] Ralph looked like his sister, my grandmother, Edith Pearl Dillon Owens Watson. I was only 3 when he died, but recall a visit to his house in Mays, Rush Co., IN before he died. My father, Rex D Owens, would tell us about Uncle Ralph and remembered him with a great deal of fondness.

[NI3561] Uncle George is how I always referred to him, he was my second uncle and great man. For years he was the custodian of the First Christian Church in Knightstown, IN. He looked very much like his sister, my grandmother, Edith Pearl Dillon Owens Watson and the two were very close until her death.

After the death of his wife Ruth, he dated Marie Rhodes, widower of Art Rhodes. I remember pulling into Frosty Boy K behind them one evening in the mid 1980's and they looked so cute. Marie was sitting beside him and they were out for ice cream.

Uncle George out lived my father, Rex D Owens and I have fond memories of visiting them as I was growing up. He was a very kind and loving man that is greatly missed.

[NI3575] This is Grandmother Dunlavy, owner of the Bible used as sources.

[NI3637] Morning Call
Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Leon C. Hoppes

Leon C. Hoppes, 80, of 738 Penn Drive, Tamaqua, died May 12 in his home. He was the husband of the late Anna E. (Fiderack) Hoppes.

He was a self-employed truck driver.

Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was a son of the late Leon A. and Emma (Steigerwalt) Hoppes.

He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5069, George S. Patton Branch, New Ringgold and Lansford Amvets.

Survivors: Sons, Donald S. of Tamaqua, Leonard L. of Lehighton; daughter, JoAnn M. Barndt of Souderton; sisters, Grace Haas of Orefield, Velma Schaeffer and Sandra Zehner, both of New Ringgold, Madeline Fritz of Andres, Helen Wilson of Tamaqua; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30-9:15 a.m. Thursday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 2066 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold. Contributions: St. Luke's Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association, Nesquehoning.

[NI3638] Pottsville Republican
Feb. 11, 1998

Norman M. Hoppes, 68, of RD1 New Ringgold, died Monday at Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale, after being stricken ill at work.

Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Leon and Emma Steigerwalt Hoppes.

Since 1988, he was employed as a mechanic for Charles S. Snyder Inc. Co., RD3 Tamaqua. From 1975-88, he was a bus driver and mechanic in the Tamaqua Area School District, employed by the former Norman Schaeffer & Son Transportation Co., RD2 New Ringgold. Prior to 1975, he was the owner and operator of the former Norman H. Hoppes Auto Repair Garage at his home.

He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of St. Peter's Union Church, RD3 Tamaqua, Andreas Volunteer Fire Company, West Penn Township, and Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club, New Tripoli.

He was preceded in death by infant twins, a son and daughter, in 1950; five sisters, Dorothy Liddic, Elsie Nester, Doris Cheese, Mary Hoppes and Eleanor Hoppes; two brothers, Walter and Charles.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ann Valent, to whom he was married 48 years; three daughters, Sandra A. Steigerwalt, RD1 New Ringgold, Elaine M. Goroshko, Tamaqua, and Lori J. Finucen, Niantic, Conn.; a brother, Leon, RD3 Tamaqua; five sisters, Velma Schaeffer and Helen Wilson, both of RD2 New Ringgold, Grace Haas, Orefield, Madeline Fritz, RD1 Andreas, and Sandra Zehner, RD1 New Ringgold; four grandchildren; a great-grandson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders. The Rev. James W. Seifert will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter's Union Church Cemetery, RD3 Tamaqua.

[NI3652] The Pottsville Republican
Thursday, February 4, 1999

Carl S. Fritz, 59, RD1 Andreas, died Wednesday at Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale, as a result of an auto accident on Route 895, Andreas.

Born in Mahoning Township, Jan. 1, 1940, he was a son of Florence P. Gilbert, Andreas, and the late Paul D. Fritz. He was a 1957 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

He was employed as a mason with Haas Construction, Orefield.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Free Church, Lehighton, and a life member of Andreas Fire Company.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, the former Madeline E. Hoppes, to whom he was married 39 years; a son Michael C., Andreas; two daughters, Donna J. Curvey, Tamaqua, and Tammy L. Dean, New Ringgold; a brother, Nevin P., RD1 New Ringgold; three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Evangelical Free Church. Interment will be in Christ Evangelical Free Cemetery, Lehighton. Robert S. Nester Funeral Home Inc., RD2 New Ringgold, is in charge of arrangements.

[NI3725] Verify marriage date as the 1850 census shows Lewis as 18 with a wife named Mary age 15 and child John 2 mos. Census dated Sept. 10, 1850 which is before the date of their marriage in 1854. This 1854 date comes from LDS records, and on further investigation, found them to be patron submission and I have discounted the date.

[NI3736] Ruth loved Siamese Cats and had several.

[NI3742] He had a a clock repair shop in back of his house and some times, my father, Rex Owens, would paint the faces for him.

[NI3750] Calvin had wavy dark hair and the "Riley Blues" for eyes, like his father, and looked a lot like him. He loved to garden and fish and had many friends.

Calvin was close to his sisters Thelma and Eleanor. Many weekends, the three families would gather at "Shorty's" for fun. Dale would come over and Shorty and him played their gituars for the rest. Late night, the adults would be sit around the kitchen table and play cards or aggrevation.

He often had Thelma's children for a week or two during the summer and they loved going to Uncle Calvin's. They would take their friends to meet him when they got their license, and spend weekends with him and his wife after reaching adulthood.

Calvin was a mechanic by trade and let the girls drive around the back yard when Thelma's family came to visit, in a white Pontiac convertible, they thought this was the greatest thing on earth.

They also had a horse, pony and huge barn. His wife used to take the kids for rides in the pony cart all over town.

[NI3751] Dales first wife was Ruth, second was Wera Qualls, thrid was Patricia Pugh and last was Annabelle Hanson.

[NI3755] Eleanor went to live with Thelma and Rex after her parents death and remained there till her marriage to Kenneth Ray Morgan.

She is a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She has dark brown hair and the "Riley Blues" for eyes and a beautiful smile.

Eleanor was like a sister to Thelma's children and often took their children with them to Red's baseball games, the state fair, Holiday on Ice, movies, etc. Thelma's youngest daughter looks like Eleanor and was often mistaken for her daughter when together.

Eleanor and two of her nieces worked in the same office for six years creating even more fond memories of Aunt Eleanor. She was always there to help out when Thelma was sick.

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The Herald Bulletin obituaries -- Aug. 15, 2001
Wednesday, August 15, 2001

MIDDLETOWN -- Former Knightstown resident Eleanor Irene Haynes, 64, Middletown, died Aug. 13, 2001, at Middletown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Raysville, the daughter of the late Omar and Audrey (Hoppes) Riley. She was a 1955 graduate of Knightstown High School.

She had been a self-employed real estate broker and also employed by Johnson Dudley Real Estate.

She was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa sorority and a former member of the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include her husband, Norman E. Haynes of Middletown, whom she married Jan. 11, 1992; two sons, Scott A. (wife, Traci) Morgan of Knightstown and Michael W. (wife, Lisa) Morgan of Pendleton; two stepdaughters, Sharon (husband, Lewy) Harshman of Anderson and Chris (husband, Steve) Sheets of Middletown; three sisters, Gwendolyn Hinkle of Knightstown, Helen Sipes of Greenfield and Phyllis Graybiel of Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She married her first husband, Kenneth Morgan on July 2, 1955. He died on July 10, 1983. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown, with the Rev. Brian Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Knightstown Alumni Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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The Knightstown Banner

Eleanor Irene Haynes

Eleanor Irene Haynes, 64, of Middletown and a former Knightstown resident, died Monday, August 13 at Middletown Nurning and Rehab Center. She was born January 5, 1937 in Raysville, a daughter of the late Omar and Audrey (Hoppes) Riley.

A 1955 graduate of Knightstown High School, Eleanor had been a self-employed real estate broker and had also been employed by Johnson-Dudley Real Estate. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and a former member of the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce.

On July 2, 1955, she married Kenneth Morgan who preceded her in death on July 10, 1983. On January 11, 1992, Eleanor married Norman E. Haynes, who survives.

Other survivors are tow sons, Scott A (wife Traci) Morgan of Knightstown and Michael W. (wife Lisa) Morgan of Pendleton; two step-daughters, Sharon (husband Lewy Harshman of Anderson and Chris (husband Steve) Sheets of Middletown; three sisters, Glendoyn Hinkle of Knightstown, Helen Sipes of Greenfield, and Phyllis Graybiel of Shreveport, LA; four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and two step great granddaughters.

Services will be held Thursday, August 16 at 2 p.m. at theTodd Funeral Home. Butcher Todd Cjapel in Knightstown with Rev. Brian Campbell. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation will be (today) Wednesday, August 15 from 4-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Knightstown Alumni Association. Envelopes are available at t he funeral home.

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[NI3758] Ran a General Store in Mechanicsburg, IN. Was in a wheelchair all his life and didn't have the use of his hands but did beautiful pen drawings with the pen held in his teeth. He had a great sense of humor and many friends.

[NI3806] Curtis owned a grocery store, "Patton's IGA" located on Main St. in Knightstown, IN. He was a large, happy man who was often found puffing on a cigar.

[NI3812] Said to have been a teacher, preacher, blacksmith and fiddler.

[NI3843] Pulaski County Virginia Biographies

ADAM GROSECLOSE - was born in Wythe county, Virginia, February 18, 1829, a son of Elias and Reginnah (DUTTON) GROSECLOSE. He first married Elizabeth LANTERN, who was born November 22, 1830, and died of diptheria on the 29th of November 1858. Of their union were born one sone and one daughter: James E., November 1, 1856, and Mary A., January 16, 1858. On January 16, 1869, in Wythe county, Sophia, daughter of David and Mary (HOPPES) WYNN, became the wife of Adam GROSECLOSE. She was born in Wythe county, July 10, 1835. In 1872, Mr. GROSECLOSE took up his residence in Pulaski county, and follows the trade of carpenter and millwright for a livelihood. In 1875 he was elected justice, and served through a term of four years, declining a re-election when the nomination was tended him. He receives his mail at Radford Furnace, Pulaski county, Virginia.

[NI3883] John and Elizabeth Buck Owens were originally buried in the cemetery on the edge of Knightstown as you head out the Greensboro Pike and later moved to Glen Cove. The reason for the removal to a different cemetery in the same town was due to vandalism.

[NI3933] Anderson Herald Bulletin
November 16, 1997

Doris I. Cassidy

INGALLS - Doris I. (Hoppes) Fausset Cassidy, 86, Ingalls, died Nov. 16, 1997, at Sheridan Health Care.

She was a homemaker and retired as a cashier from the IGA grocery store in Fortville. She was a member of Fortville Christian Church and Fortville Community Brother and Sisterhood.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Mossburg and Jane Ann Skinner, three sons, Ronald Cassidy, Steve Cassidy and Jay Cassidy; three brothers Francis Hoppes, Raymond Hoppes and Robert Hoppes, two sisters, Virginia Rakes and Eva Miller, nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frec C. Fausset, in 1956 and her second husband, Paul Cassidy, in 1992.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fortville Christian Church with Dale Holzbauer, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, and one ho ur prior to the service at the church.

[NI3934] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Monday, October 6, 1975

Harold Hoppes

PENDLETON - Harold E. Hoppes, 63, 411 Taylor St., died Monday at the Veterans' Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness.

Surviving with the widow Frances Mae are three children: Mrs. Marily Dowden of Greenfield, Mrs. Judy Busby of Pendleton and David Hoppes of College Dale, Tenn; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Cassiday of Flordia, Mrs. Virginia Rakes of Arlington, VA and Mrs. Don Miller of Chesterfield; four brothers, Francis of Greenville, Mich., Robert and Raymond Hoppes of Pendleton and Charles Hoppes of Ingalls; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursda at 2 p.m. at the Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

[NI3935] Anderson Herald Bulletin
July 3, 1996

Charles L. Hoppes

PENDLETON - Charles Lee Hoppes, 66, died July 1, 1996 at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Madison County and lived in the Madison County area all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired in 1993 from Delco Remy after 27 years of service.

He was a member of Pendleton Bible Church. He was an avid golfer and member of Arrowhead Country Club in Greenfield.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jane (Raines) Hoppes; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mollie Hoppes (special friend, Pat Kossan) of Phoenix, Ariz., Connie and Vince Banker of Anderson, and Tracy and Rob Baker of Anderson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Francis Hoppes of Greenfield, Raymond and Elizabeth Hoppes of Pendleton, and Bob and Janet Hoppes of Pendleton; three sisters and a brother -in-law, Doris Cassidy of Sheridan, Virginia and John Rakes of Anderson; sister-in-law, Frances Hoppes of Noblesville; four grandsons, David Banker, Daniel Banker, Christian Baker and Hunter Baker; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa Raymond and Bessie Pearl (Lindamood) Hoppes; and brother, Harold Hoppes.

Services will be 5 p.m. today at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Brunner officiating. Private burial will be at Crown View Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Health System Hospice.

[NI3938] Anderson Herald Bulletin
August 16, 1970

Shirley Hoppes Expires Today

PENDLETON - Shirley Hoppes, 43, Rt. 4, Anderson, died at St. John's Hospital in Anderson this morning after a two year illness.

A native of Danville, she was the daughter of Charles Lester and Lillian Cunningham, born July 8, 1927. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1945 and moved to Anderson in 1944. She wa s employed for 20 years in the Credit Department of Sears Roebuck and Company in Anderson.

Mrs. Hoppes was a member of the Pendleton Eastern Star.

Surviving are the husband, Robert; a son, Mark Allen at home; a step-daughter, Georgianna Hoppes of Middletown; her mother, Lillian Cunningham of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. William (Patty) Perkins of Anderson; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home in Pendleton with internment in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Pendleton.

[NI3941] The Herald Bulletin
Saturday, March 31, 2001

John M. Rakes, 87, of Anderson, died March 29, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home, Anderson, following an extended illness.

He was born March 28, 1914, in Stur-gis, Ky., and moved to Anderson in 1989 after living in Arlington, Va., for 26 years.

He served with the 798th MP Battalion, U.S. Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis.

Surviors include his wife, Virginia (Hoppes) Rakes of Anderson, a son, John Wilbur (wife, Jerrie) Rakes of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Betty Rakes of Anderson; grandson, Kevin (wife of Stephanie) Rakes of Phoenix, Ariz.; his brother-in-law, Robert (wife Janet) Hoppes of Pendleton; three sisters-in-law, Eva Miller and Jane Hoppes, both of Anderson, and Elizabeth Hoppes of Markleville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Janie Elizabeth Rakes; six brothers; and six sisters.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton, officiated by the Rev. Michael Canada of the Pendleton Christian Church.

Visitation hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Christian Church or to a church of the donor's choice.

[NI3958] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Sunday, April 7, 1991

Helen Hoppes

Helen Bernice (Russell) Hoppes, 73, 120 Hollywood Blvd., died Friday at St. John's Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born in Indianapolis on May 1, 1917, and had lived in t his area most of her life.

She was a retiree from Anderson Community Schools, where she had been employeed for 15 years. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Ivy Rebekah Lodge 381 and the Highland Tip-Off Club.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Harold J. Hoppes; one son, Darrell James Hoppes of Markleville; one daughter, Mrs. James (Diane) Cave of Anderson; one brother, Bill Russell of Franklin; one sister, Minnie Masasie of Kansas City; one half-sister, Jane Russell of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home with Lanis Kineman officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monay at the funeral home. Ivy Rebekah Lodge memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

[NI3972] Listed in Union Twp., Madison Co., IN on the 1860 census schedule, as 24 years of age, a bootmaker with 3000 real property and 500 personal property. Head of household and literate.

[NI4015] Baxter Hopper

LAWNDALE - Baxter Hopper, 72, of Route 1, died Sunday at Cleveland Memorial Hospital.

A native of Cleveland County, he was a retired supervisor from Cleveland Mills.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Hawkins Hopper.

Surviving are his wife, Daphine Hunt Hopper; two sons, Kenneth Hopper of Springfield, Ohio, and James Hopper of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Max Hopper of Shelby; a sister, Gladys McIntyre of Lawndale; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Kenneth Cobb officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock at Lutz-Austell Chapel.

[NI4016] Daphine Hopper

Lawndale - Daphine Hunt Hopper, 77, of 1425 Fletcher Road, died Wednesday, April 8, 1992, at home.

A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Anna Blackburn Hunt. She was retired from PPG Industries. She was also a member of Union Baptist Church, where she was a former choir member.

Mrs. Hopper was preceded in death by her husband, the late Baxter Hopper. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Adam Hunt, the late Carme Hunt and the late Am Hunt, and two sisters, the late Mae Wortman and the late Mamie Pruitt.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Kenneth G. and Judith Hopper of Springfield, Ohio, and James B. and Wilma Hopper of Richmond, Va.; four brothers, Clem Hunt of Swannanoa, J.P. Hunt, O.S. Hunt and John Hunt, all of Casar; six grandchildren, Kenneth A. Hopper, Keith A. HOpper, Karen A. Turnmire, all of Springfield, Ohio, Beth A. Hopper of Christiansburg, Va., Daphne L. Hopper and Marcus J. Hopper, both of Richmond; and five great-grandchildren, Karen L. Hopper, Crystal M. Hopper, Eugene A. Hopper, Hannah Joy Hopper and Michael Wood.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Union Babtist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Cobb presiding. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 p.m., at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home Chapel in Shelby.

Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, 6354 Polkville Road, Shelby, N.C., 28150

[NI4023] Name could be John, hard to make out on the 1850 Miami Co., IN census schedule.

[NI4040] Not certain that Washington W. is the same person as William - further research is needed.

The 1860 Union Twp., Madison Co., IN census schedules reads:

William age 36
Alsy age 33
Catherine age 9
Permelia age 7
Emily age 5
John H. age 3


1870 Union Twp., Madison Co., IN census schedule reads:

William Age 54
Alcy age 45
Nancy age 25
William J. age 15
Stephen L. age 12
Isaac F. age 11

Unclear at this time if Emily age 5 in 1860 is one in the same as Nancy age 25 in 1880. Further research needed.

[NI4051] Fulton Co., IN Wills (Briefed) 1836 - 1974 by Tombaugh, Pages 77 & 78

Tipton, Joshua, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR "C" pp. 313-315, 332) Date: 27 Aug. 1885; prob. 27 Aug. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

Heirs: wife, ELIZABETH (and her death) "Whereas daughter HANNAH HOPPES has already received . . . and wheras daughter MARGARET J. HIDER now deceased has likewise received . . . and surviving her, her two children to-wit: CLARENCE A. HIDER and his sister commonly called NINNIE HIDER . . . to my other children DANIEL TIPTON, THOMAS TIPTON, JOHN A. TIPTON, HOLMES L. TIPTON, JAMES C. TIPTON, FLORENCE A. HAMLET and ALPHA S. TIPTON . . ."

Exrs: Daniel Tipton and James C. Tipton.
Wits: ISAIAH WALKER, CHRISTOPHER C. WOLF.
Notes: Wido elects to take under the will 24 Apr. 1893.

Witnessed by ENOCH MYERS, Notary Public

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According to his tombstone inscription, he died August 18, 1892

[NI4274] Wooster Daily Record
Friday, December 29, 1951

Major Hoppes Rites

Nashville - Services were held in honor of Major Byrd W. Hoppes at the funeral home of W. W. Chambers Co., Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 19th at 2 p.m. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.

Major Hoppes, son of Rev. and Mrs. Byrd S. Hoppes, former pastor for seven years in the Methodist church in Nashville, was listed killed in action June 15.

[NI4276] The Morning Call
November 1, 1988

Charles H. Hoppes, 78, a retired Lehighton Area School District mathematics teacher, was dead on arrival Sunday at Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, after being stricken while driving in Mahoning Township.

He was the husband of Margaret Lois (Troxell) Hoppes, and resided at 156 S. 4th St., Lehighton.

Hoppes retired in 1970 from the school district after 30 years of service, having taught in the junior and senior high schools.

Born in East Penn Township, he was a son of the late Harry B. and Lizzie (Ruch) Hoppes.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Survivors: Wife; son, Dr. Harrison, and a daughter Nancy, wife of Kenneth Straiter, both of Gaithersburg, Md.; 11 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Lehighton.


[NI4277] The Morning Call
April 1, 1992

MARGARET HOPPES, 81, FORMER E. MAUCH CHUNK HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

Margaret L. Hoppes, 81, of 156 S. 4th St., Lehighton, died Tuesday in Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton. She was the wife of Charles H. Hoppes, who died in 1988.

She taught at the former East Mauch Chunk High School for many years until retiring.

Born in Mahoning Township, she was daughter of the late Ira and Lettie (McLean) Troxell.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

Survivors: Son, Dr. Harrison, and a daughter Nancy, wife of Dennis Straiter, both of Gaithersburg, Md.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home,4th and Iron streets, Lehighton, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday in church.

[NI4310]
ROBERT F. HOPPES, 77, FORMER MUSICIAN,
STRING BAND DIRECTOR

The Morning Call, January 19, 1992

Robert F. Hoppes, 77, of Tamaqua R.3, died Saturday in Coaldale State Hospital. He was the husband of Lela C. (Kistler) Hoppes. They were married 57 years on Jan. 5.

He was last employed as a sheet metal mechanic for the Boeing Aircraft Co., Ridley Park, Delaware County, from 1962 until retiring in 1977. He was a fitter for Air Products and Chemicals Co., Trexlertown, from 1958 to 1961, and was a supervisor in the sheet metal division of Keyser Aircraft Co., Bristol, Bucks County, 1952-57. From 1942 to 1945, he was employed in the experimental aircraft division of Glen Martin Aircraft Co., Middle River, Md.

Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was a son of the late Amandus and Lydia (Miller) Hoppes.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Free Church, Lehighton.

He was a musician and music teacher first in the Levittown, Bucks County, area and for then for the past 15 years in his residence until retiring due to ill health. He was a former director and arranger of the Northeastern Pennsylvania String Band, Lehighton, and performed with his students at several Easter Seal of Northeastern Pennsylvania telethons.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Ronald R. of Limerick, Montgomery County, and Gary L. and Kevin D., both of Tamaqua R.3; sister, Mrs. Marian Frantz of Tamaqua R.3, and four grandchildren.

Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders (Route 309).

[NI4329] Morning Journal
January 10, 1995

Helen Hoppes

SALEM - Helen Ann Hoppes, 82, of 31371 U.S. Route 62, died at 10:21 a.m. Monday at Salem Community Hospital of a heart attack.

Shew was born Dec. 11, 1912 in Alliance, the daughter of Peter and Anna Tischler Plajer.

Mrs. Hoppes was employed at the McClaskey Co. in Alliance.

She was a member of the Women's Association of the Salem Golf Club and had been a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Bank for many years.

Her husband, Leo P. Hoppes, whom she married August 29, 1931, died Feb. 17, 1993.

She is survived by a son, Dr. William Leonard Hoppes of Canton; two brothers, Robert Plajer of Alliance and WIlliam Plazer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Irwin officiating.

Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call an hour prior to services Thursday at the fu neral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at the Salem Golf Club.

[NI4331] The Morning Call
November 26, 2001

Wilson H. Rohrbach, 82, of 1135 State St., Longswamp Township, Berks County, died Saturday, Nov. 24, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Carrie E. (Hilbert) Rohrbach. They were married for 60 years in May.

He was a self-employed farmer in Longswamp Township for 37 years before retiring in 1981.

Born in Oley Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Bryan M. and Mabel H. (Hoppes) Rohrbach.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown, where he formerly served on the church council for 15 years and was also president of the church property committee.

He was a member of the board of directors for the Longswamp Union Cemetery Association, Mertztown, for the past six years and a former Longswamp Township supervisor for 18 years.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Ray H. and Roy H., both of Mertztown; daughter, Shirley H. Solt of Mertztown; brothers, Allen H. and Earl H., both of Breinigsville, Ralph H. of Wescosville, Clarence H. of Mertztown; sister, Arlene H. Savidge of Mertztown; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Franklin D.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Contributions: Church memorial fund.

[NI4340] August 18, 1997 - Newspaper Unknown

Hoppes, Roger E.
75 years old, born in Springfield, OH to Howard M. and Iva O (Rankin) Hoppes; Navy veteran of
World War II; wife Kathleen (Mallick) Hoppes; daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Chine, Mrs.
Charles (Janet) Smith, and Mrs. Jeffery (Trisha) Anghel; son Roger E. Hoppes; brothers, Merrell
(Phyllis) Hoppes, Kenneth (Blanche) Hoppes; nine grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Nol, Dawn,
Wendy, Traci, Joshua, Brenden, and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Vada and Taylor; preceded in
death by brother, Warren Hoppes and greatgrandson Dalton.

[NI4369] LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ELIZABETH W. HOPPES

I, ELIZABETH W. HOPPES, of the Township of Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania, make this instrument as and for my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils.

ONE. I direct the payment out of my estate of my last just debts and expenses.

TWO. I direct that all estate inheritance and succession taxes, interest and penalties on property passing under this Will, or any Codicil hereto, shall be paid out of the principal of my general estate to the same effect as if such taxes were expenses of administration, and all legacies, devises and other gifts of either principal or income made by this Will, or any Codicil hereto, shall be free and clear thereof.

THREE: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate, which I may own or have the power to dispose of at the time of my decease, I give, devise and bequeath as follows:

A.One-half (1/2) share thereof unto my beloved son, LINWOOD R. HOPPES;
B.One-fourth (1/4) share thereof unto my granddaughter, CHERYL HOPPES; and



Filed January 5, 1995
Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.



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C. One-fourth (1/4) share thereof unto my granddaughter, JENNIFER HOPPES.

FOUR: Should any beneficiary under this Will be under the age of twenty-one (21) years or legally adjudicated incompetent at the time of distribution thereof, I then direct that beneficiary's share shall be placed IN TRUST for the following uses and purposes:

A.My Trustee shall distribute to or apply, for the benefit of the beneficiary, so much of the net income and principal of the Trust Estate as my Trustee, in his sole discretion, deems appropriate to provide for the support, education and welfare of said beneficiary. Anyincome of the Trust Estate not so distributed shall be accumulated and added to the principal;
B.All principal and income shall, until actual distribution to the beneficiary, be free of
thedebts, contracts, alienations, and anticipations of any beneficiary and shall not be liable to any levy, attachment, execution or sequestration; and
C.The balance of accumulated principal and income in this Trust shall be distributed when the beneficiary has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years or regained competency.

FIVE: I hereby nominate and appoint my son, LINWOOD R. HOPPES, as Trustee under this Will.
SIX: I hereby nominate and appoint my son, LINWOOD R. HOPPES, as Executor of my Last Will and Testament. I direct that he shall not be required to furnish security in any jurisdiction in which he may serve.

FILED: JAN. 5, 1995
Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.



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SEVEN: Unless otherwise specifically provided, an heir in my estate who fails to survive me by thirty (30) days shall be deemed to have predeceased me and shall not share in my estate.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of December, in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Two.

Signature of ELIZABETH W. HOPPES

SIGNED, PUBLISHED and DECLARED by ELIZABETH W. HOPPES, the Testatrix above named, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in or presence, and we at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses on the day and year last above written.



Signed by illegible residing at 707 E. Walnut
Kutztown, 19530

Signature of NANCY F. PETERS resident at 72 Mine Rd.
Mertztown, PA

FILED: JAN 5, 1995
Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.



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[NI4397] Pottsville Republican
Saturday, July 21, 2001

Dorothy A. Kramer, 83, of 1156 Hex Highway, Tilden Township, formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday at Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday.

Born in West Brunswick Township, she was a daughter of the late George J. and Ellen C. Henry Hoppes.

She was employed for 12 years as a tacker and machine operator by Walter Moyer Knitwear, Ephrata, retiring in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry D., on March 24, 1980.

Surviving are a brother, Leon Hoppes, with whom she resided.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg. Interment will be in Zion's Cemetery, Perry Township.

[NI4402] LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

AMANDA L. HOPPES



BE IT REMEMBERED, that I, AMANDA L. HOPPES, widow, of the Township of Perry, County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understand, do hereby make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

FIRST: I order and direct the payment of the expenses of my last illness and burial out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be done after my death.

SECOND: I hereby acknowledge that some of my children have various items of personal property stored at the premises where I reside and I direct that each of them shall be permitted by my Executors to remove any items owned by any of them remaining on the premises at my death.

THIRD: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, I give devise and bequeath in equal shares, share and share alike, to my children, LeROY M. HOPPES, ELSIE M. KAUFFMAN, HAROLD G. HOPPES, RICHARD W. HOPPES, HARRY J. HOPPES and ROY P. HOPPES, absolutely.

FOURTH AND LASTLY: I nominate, constitute and appoint my children, LeROY M. HOPPES, ELSIE M. KAUFFMAN, HAROLD G. HOPPES, RICHARD W. HOPPES, HARRY J. HOPPES AND ROY P. HOPPES, the survivors or survivor of them, to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I direct that they, or any of them, shall not be required to enter security in any jurisdiction.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, AMANDA L. HOPPES, have set my hand and seal to this my Last Will and Testament, which consists of

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VOL. 199 PAGE 232





two (2) pages, this 6th day of May, 1977.

Signature of Amanda L. Hoppes

Signed, sealed, published and declared by AMANDA L. HOPPES, the above named Testatrix, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signature of ____ Solomon Bowers
Residence: Hamburg, PA

Signature of Rosalie A. Bowers
Residence: Hamburg, PA

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[NI4403] The Reading Eagle - Times
March 24, 1999

Richard W. Hoppes, educational coordinator and past president of the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association, died of natural causes Tuesday at 11:31 a.m. in Reading Hospital, shortly after being admitted.

Hoppes, 55, of 419 Farview Road, Perry Township, was the husband of Grace M. (Fox) Hoppes. He was a past president of the Kutztown Young Farmers Association.

Born in Perry Township, he was a son of the late Morris L. and Amanda L. (Bower) Hoppes. Hoppes was the owner-operator of Secret Valley Farms, Perry Township, for many years, last working Monday.

He was a life member of the Pennsylvania and National Young Farmers assocaitions.

Hoppes was a board member of the Pennsylvania Dairy Herd Improvement Association, State College.

He was a member of Zion's United Church of Christ, Perry Township.

Hoppes is also survived by a son, Keith E., and a daughter, Michelle L. Hoppes, both of Shoemakersville.

Other survivors include a sister, Elsie M. (Hoppes) Kauffman, Stevens, Lancaster County; and four brothers; LeRoy M., Mohrsville; Harold G., Germansville, Lehigh County; Harry J., Lenhartsville; and Roy P., Centerport.

There are also five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, John R. Hoppes.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg. Burial will be in Zion's Cemetery, Perry Township.

[NI4427]

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ANNIE S. HOPPES

I, ANNIE S. HOPPES, a resident of Oley Township, County of Berks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all Wills and Codicils heretofore made by me.

ITEM 1. I direct that my just debts, expenses of my last illness, my funeral expenses and costs of administration of estate be paid as soon as practicable after my death.

ITEM 2. I direct that there shall be paid out of my residuary estate all estate, inheritance and like taxes together with my interest or penalty thereon imposed by the government of the United States, or any state or territory thereof, in respect of all property required to be included in my gross estate for estate, inheritance or lake tax purposes by any of such governments.

ITEM 3. If at the time of my death I am still the owner of the 22+ acres of woodland located in Rockland Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, I give, devise and bequeath the same in equal shares unto my sons, DANIEL Y. HOPPES and HAROLD Y. HOPPES, or the survivor of them.

ITEM 4. If at the time of my death I am still the owner of the family homestead consisting of 37+ acres located in Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, I give, devise and

FILED: FEB 14, 1994

Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.



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bequeath the said homestead unto my son, HAROLD Y. HOPPES, or his issue, subject to the right of my son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, to reside therein with his family as long as he shall desire to do so and as long as he shall adhere to and abide by the conditions and terms hereinafter contained.

As long as my son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, shall reside upon the aforesaid homestead, I direct that he shall pay all expenses and charges incidental to the maintenance of the said homestead, including without limitation, any assessments, insurance premiums, taxes, utility costs, heating costs and ordinary repairs. Any capital repairs to the homestead while my said son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, resides therein, shall be paid for equally by my sons, DANIEL Y. HOPPES and HAROLD Y. HOPPES. If my said son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, shall fail to abide by and adhere to the terms and conditions herein contained, then he shall forfeit his right to reside upon the aforesaid homestead.

If my son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, should elect not to reside upon the aforesaid homestead, then the same shall be rented and the monthly rental, after the payment of all expenses and charges incidental to the maintenance of the said homestead, shall be divided equally between my sons, DANIEL Y. HOPPES and HAROLD Y. HOPPES.

ITEM 5. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal or mixed, wheresoever and whatsoever the same may be, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death, I give, devise and bequeath as follows:

FILED: FEB. 14, 1994

Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.



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A.A one-half (1/2) portion or share thereof to my son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, provided he survives me. If my said son, DANIEL Y. HOPPES, should predecease me, then this bequest shall lapse and become a part of my residuary estate.
B.A one-half (1/2) portion or share thereof to my son, HAROLD Y. HOPPES, or his issue, share and share alike.

ITEM 6. LASTLY, I nominate, constitute and appoint my sons, HAROLD Y. HOPPES and DANIEL Y. HOPPES, or the survivor of them, to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. My Executors shall not be required to furnish any bond or other security in any jurisdiction or if a bond be required, my Executors shall not have to furnish any sureties thereon.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of April, 1983.

Signature of ANNIE S. HOPPES

Signed, sealed, published and declared by ANNIE S. HOPPES, the Testatrix above named, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signature Illegible

Signature of PATRICIA A. KOCH

FILED: FEB. 14, 1994
Berks Ct. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.

[NI4447] Died Young.

[NI4475] LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ALICE M. HOPPES



I, ALICE M. HOPPES, of the Township of Longswamp, County of Berks and State of

Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all Testamentary Writings by me at any time heretofore made.

ITEM 1. I hereby order and direct my hereinafter named Executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as conveniently may be done after my decease. I further direct that my Executor provide a suitable tombstone and perpetual care for my grave, if these matters have not
been attended to during my lifetime.

ITEM 2. I give and bequeath unto my son, JACKIE HOPPES, presently of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), absolutely.

ITEM 3. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, LARUE HOPPES, presently of Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), absolutely.

ITEM 4. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, JEANNETTE BOYER, presently of Topton, Pennsylvania, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), absolutely.

ITEM 5. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, MARIANNA STRUNK, presently of Longswamp Township, Pennsylvania, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), absolutely.

ITEM 6. All the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate, real, personal and mixed, of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate, which I may own or have the power to dispose of at the time of my decease, I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, RONALD LEROY HOPPES, presently of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ITEM 7. I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said son, RONALD LEROY HOPPES, Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, ALICE M. HOPPES, Testatrix to this, my Last Will and Testament written on two (2) sheets of paper, have signed my name and affixed my seal this 17th day of August, A.D. nineteen hundred seventy-two (1972).

ALICE M. HOPPES signature and seal

SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the within Named Testatrix, ALICE M. HOPPES,
As and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, Who, at her request, in her Presence and in the presence of Each other, have hereunto Subscribe our names as witnesses
Hereto.

Signature of William R. Fory (last name hard to read)



FILED: MARCH 27, 1995
Berks Co. Register of Wills/Orphans' Court Div.

[NI4484] The Morning Call
July 5, 2002

Robert L. Hoppes

Robert L. Hoppes, 84, of 412 Penn Ave., Prospect Park, Delaware County, died July 3 in Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Delaware County. He was married to Jeanne C. (Clarke) Hoppes.

He was a pressman for 20 years for the former Philadelphia Bulletin before retiring in 1982. Previously, he was employed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chester Times and Bethlehem Globe Times.

Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late Robert R. and Bessie (Isamoyer) Hoppes.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 566, Glenolden, Delaware County.

He was a Lutheran.

He was a member of the Hellertown Historical Society and the International Military Music Society, England.

Survivors: Wife; son, Robert C. of Freehold, N.J.; daughters, Karen J. Brotherston of East Falls, Philadelphia County, Kathie E. Zlockie of West Chester, Chester County; brother, Albert W. of Hellertown; sister, Roberta E. Eisenhart of Center Valley; eight grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. No calling hours.

Contributions: Multiple Sclerosis Society.

[NI4509] Morning Call
October 14, 1999

Thomas R. Eisenhart, 42 of Coopersburg, died Tuesday, October 12, in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia.

A graduate of Allentown College, he was supervisor of loss prevention at TEVA Pharmaceutical, Sellersville, for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Roberta (Hoppes) Eisenhart of Coopersburg and the late Maynard W. Eisenhart.

He was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran church, Lower Saucon Township.

He was a member and former editor of the Annunciation of American Society of Industrial Security, Lehigh Valley chapter.

He also was a member of International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, Washington, D.C., and a former member of Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps.

Survivors: Mother and a brother, Dennis W. of Lititz, Lancaster County, niece and a nephew.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday in the church. Call noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in church.

Arrangements, Norcross - Weber Funeral Home, Coopersburg.

Contributions: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, ALSAC, 505 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn.

[NI4527] Unknown Paper
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

PAUL THOMAS HOPPES SR.

HOPPES, Paul Thomas, Sr., 73, of New Port Richey, died August 15,2003 at Morton Plant Hospitatl in Clearwater. Born and raised in Kokomo, Ind., he attended the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Grade School, and attended the Kokomo High School. He moved here in 1972 having founded and retired from the aHoppes Ssphalt Paing Company in Kokomo. He enjoyed being the "Mayor" of the "Coffee Club" at Susie's Restaurant on Ridge Road in New Port Richey. He was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New Port Richey. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen; and by his daughter Carol Maley. He is survived by his long time companion Enid L. Dunn of New Port Richey, three sons, Paul T. Hoppes, Jr., of Tallahassee, John D. Hoppes and Joseph L. Hoppes, both of New Port Richey; three daughters, Ruth M Howington, Mary H. Skinner and Joanna C. Hoppes, all of New Port Richey; two brothers, John "Jack" Dorsey Hoppes of Monticello, Ind. and Jim Hoppes of Kokomo, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation on Monday, August 18, 2003 from 4-8 p.m. at the North Meadowlawln Funeral Home in New Port Richey, (727)849-9281. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in New Port Richey. Entombment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in New Port Richey.

[NI4540] Pottsville Republican

Lou Irene Fisher, 96, of 418 Rolling Mill Ave., Tamaqua, died Sunday at Schuylkill Manor, Pottsville.

Born in Tamaqua, Oct. 16, 1901, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Hoppes Fritz.

She was employed as a seamstress in area garment factories.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Her husband, Charles, died in 1959.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Alfred and William Fritz.

Surviving are a son, Edward, Tamaqua; a brother, Wallace Fritz, Easton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. The Rev. Fred Crawford will
officiate. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua.

[NI4541] Pottsville Republican

Perma E. Reeser, 84, of 234 Orchard St., Auburn, died Saturday at home.

Born in Walnutport, Sept. 24, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Harvey M. and Jennie May Hoppes Reeser.

She was employed by the former Hubler Shoe Manufacturing Co., Auburn.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Auburn.

Surviving are a daughter, Catharine R. Reeser, Auburn; two sisters, Idella Teter and Dorothy Fritz, both of RD1 New Ringgold; a brother, Calvin Sterner, RD2 New Ringgold; nieces and nephews; cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's UCC Cemetery, Auburn. The Revs. Henry K. Wohlgemuth and Daryl Hilbert will officiate. John H. Lundbye Funeral Home Inc., Orwigsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

[NI4542] Pottsville Republican
9-22-1997

Margaret L. Fritz, 81, formerly of RD1 Andreas, died Friday evening at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, after being transferred from the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and and Minnie Miller Hoppes.

She was employed as a waitress by Spring Dell Restaurant, New Mahoning, for many years, retiring in 1978. She and her husband, John G. Jr., who died in 1996, were self-employed produce growers in West Penn Township, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of of St. Peter's Lutheran and UCC Church, RD3 Tamaqua, and its Women's Guild.

Surviving are a daughter, Jewel L. Zellner, RD1 Andreas; a son, Berdell L., RD1 Andreas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders. The Rev. David H. Knoebel will officiate. Interment will be at St. Peter's Lutheran and UCC Cemetery, Tamaqua.

[NI4544] The Morning Call
March 30, 1999

Ruth A. Dieter

Ruth A. Dieter, 48 of 30 Muzzle Lane, Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, died Saturday, March 27, at home. She was the wife of Garry C. Dieter.

She worked in the setup department of Post Precision Castings, Strausstown, Berks County, for 10 years.

Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the last Elton H. and Myrtle M. (Hoppes) Adam.

She was a member of Zion Moselem Church, Richmond Township.

Survivors: Husband; daughters, Sherry L. Fuhrmann of Upper Tuplehocken Township and Tammy S. Sciraetta of Swan Lake, Mont.; sons, Garry C. Jr. of Shartlesville, Berks County and Terry A. of Upper Tulpehocken Township; sister, Betty J. Kunkel of Hamburg; brothers David H. of Orefield and Norman E. of Kutztown, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, 40 S. 4th St., Hamburg, Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

[NI4554] IN THE MATTER OF THE THE ORPHANS COURT OF
ESTATE OF JOHN J. HOPPES BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
DECEASED.
TO THE HONORABLE, THE PRESIDENT JUDGE OF SAID COURT:
The petition of HELEN A. HOPPES respectfully represents:



1.That your petitioner, HELEN A. HOPPES, is the widow of JOHN J. HOPPES, who died, intestate, on March 31, 1952, a resident of Boyertown R.D. #2, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
2.That JOHN J. HOPPES left surviving him your petitioner, HELEN A. HOPPES, his widow and the following children:

LEROY A. HOPPES, born February 22, 1930
ALICE I. HOPPES, born November 28, 1931
GRACE M. HOPPES, born January 11, 1933
ELSIE M. HOPPES, born February 8, 1935
CATHARINE HOPPES, born November 7, 1943

3.That the said JOHN J. HOPPES, at the time of his death, owned no real estate, but was the owner of the following personally:

1949 four door Dodge Sedan #31376950 @ $500.00
Monies due and owning the decedent by
Stanley Flagg Company of Pottstown, 136.00
$638.00

4.That your petitioner desires to have the Court decree the aforementioned personal property to her, as the widow, without the ecessity of taking cut letters of administration on said estate.

AND, she will ever pray, etc.

Signature of HELEN A. HOPPES



COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA:

COUNTY OF BERKS:

HELEN A. HOPPES being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true and correct to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.

Signature of HELEN A. HOPPES

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of April A.D. 1952.

Signature of FRIEDA S. GUFF…LE (Illegible)

Notary Public
My Com. Ex.: March 28, 1953





D E C R E E





AND NOW, TO WIT: This 19 day of April A.D. 1952, upon motion of PAUL D. EDELMAN, Esquire, Attorney of HELEN A. HOPPES, widow of JOHN J. HOPPES, deceased, and based upon the facts averred in the within petition, the Court hereby decrees that the following described personal property, to wit:

1949 four door Dodge Sedan #31376950 @ $500.00
Monies due and owning the decedent by
Stanley Flagg Company of Pottstown, 136.00
$638.00

be and the same is hereby set aside as the property of said decedent selected by HELEN A. HOPPES, widow, in accordance with the Act of June 7, 1917, P.L. 447, as amended.

BY THE COURT:

Signature of F. A. MARX
P.J.

[NI4562] Eagle/Times
July 23, 2001

Brenda Lee Waidelich, 28, of 379 Old Philadelphia Road, Albany Township, died July 21, 2001 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, near Allentown.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Lehigh County coroner's office, and results are pending.

She was the wife of Paul J. Waidelich.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Clementine L. (Yoh) Hoppes, West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, and the late George R. Hoppes.

Waidelich had been employed for about one year by Little People Day School, Kutztown, last working in 1999. She previously had been employed in the maintenance department of the Laurel Living Center, Tilden Township, from 1994 to 1997.

She was a 1991 graduate of Kutztown High School.

Waidelich is also survived by a son, Joseph P., and a daughter, Melissa A. Waidelich, both at home.

Other survivors include five sisters: Mary A. Hoppes and Rose Marie J. Hoppes, both of Reading; Anna A. (Hoppes) Hauger, Lenhartsville; Leah D. (Hoppes) Geiger, Auburn, Schuylkill County; and Ruth M. Hoppes, West Brunswick Township.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli. Burial will be in New Bethel Union Cemetery, Albany Township.

[NI4579] Reading Eagle
January 5, 2007


Leonard W. Hoppes

Leonard William Hoppes, 51, a 16-year resident of Loon Lake, Wash., passed away Dec. 30, 2006, in his Loon Lake home surrounded by family and friends.
He was the husband of Mikki Hoppes.

Leonard was born July 2, 1955, in Allentown to William Herbert Hoppes, Kutztown, and Marjorie Mae (Fogleman) Hoppes, Northampton.

Leonard also is survived by a daughter, Dawn Hoppes, at home; a son, Brian Hoppes and daughter-in-law, Sarah, Denver, Colo.; and two stepsons, Lane Anderson, Loon Lake, and Danny Anderson and his fiancee, Melissa, Springdale, Wash.

Other survivors include a sister, Linda Reinert, Kutztown; and a half sister, Marjean Merson, Zephyrhills, Fla.

There also are two grandchildren, Kalina and Tyler Anderson.

Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Colville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

[NI4582] Reading Times/Reading Eagle
April 23, 2006

Lottie E. B. Hoppes

Lottie E. Behm Hoppes, 85, Mertztown, died April 20 at 10:28 p.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, shortly after admission.

She was the wife of William E. Hoppes. Her first husband, Irwin A. Behm, died Nov. 4, 1965.

Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert V. and Florence M. (Peiffer) Fritz.

Hoppes had been employed for more than 41 years as a screener by Caloric Corp., Topton, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton.

Hoppes is also survived by three stepsons: Irwin D. Behm and Nevin M. Behm, both of Mertztown; and Leonard Hoppes, Loon Lake, Wash.; and three stepdaughters: Lois M. (Behm) Boone, Bowers; Faye A. (Behm) Stoudt, Topton; and Linda J. (Hoppes) Reinert, Kutztown.

There are also 14 stepgrandchildren, 13 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Topton Volunteer Fire Company, Mertztown. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Dryville. Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements.

[NI4639] FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA COURT RECORDS
(October Term 1836 through November Term 1872)
Jean C., and Wendell C. Tombaugh
1982
Tombaugh Publishing House
700 Pontiac Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975

Page 18

George Lawson -vs- Jefferson Rhodes
Debt
Transcript of Judgmt from Esqr. Barns Docket 25.38; Costs before J.P. 1.30

Page 20

George Lawson -vs- Jefferson Rhodes
Transcript to bind real estate.
Judgmt for pltff for costs. Costs on transcript 1.30; Clerks fees 1.62. L. n. Bozarth, Clk.

Page 247

#40 - (E. L. BENNET, atty); Morris FISHELL & Edward Fishell -vs- Jefferson Rhodes; On note. Dec. 30, 1861, served $51.67 without relief.

[NI4646] Rochester Senteniel
Saturday, October 8, 1881

E. RHODES started for Chicago last week for the purpose of attending medical lectures. (Big Foot item)


Rochester Senteniel
Wednesday, August 19, 1885

E. T. RHODES, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, under three year's clause.

[NI4650] Suspect she died giving birth to David Rhodes b. 1840-1841. 1850 census shows he is 9 and dated Sept. 14, 1850.

[NI4652] Listed as one nine years of age on Sept. 14, 1850 Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., IN Census schedule. Suspect that his mother died in childbirth making his year of birth 1839 - further research needed.

[NI4653] Tombstone inscription reads she was 30 years 3 mo and 12 days old at time of death making her birth 1854, however, she is listed as 1 on the 1850 Newcatle Twp., Fulton Co., IN Census, page 142, household 959.

[NI4657] "Pictorial History of America, The Fulton County Edition" by Elia Peattie - published in 1896


HOLMES L. TIPTON, ex-recorder of Fulton County, and a representative of one of the old families of the county, was born on his father's farm in New Castle township, Nov. 5, 1854. He is the son of Joshua Tipton, a natie of Choshocton County, Ohio, born March 6, 1813. His mother, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Fuller, was born Oct. 2, 1816. They were married in 1835, and in 1838 removed to Kosiusko County, Ind., whence in 1839 they came to New Castle township, Fulton County, where the father successfully carried on farming until his death. He died Aug. 18, 1893, leaving a valuable estate.

The children of the home are: Daniel, of Kosciusko County; Thomas, of Butler County, Kans.; John, of Marion County, Iowa; James, of Rochester; Hannah, wife of Obadiah Hopper; Margaret, deceased wife of Amos Hider; Florence, wife of Perry Hamlet, of Barron County, Wis., and Alpheus, wife of Charles Baxter.

Mr. Tipton, of this review, spent his childhood as a farmer lad, assisting in the labors of the field and receiving about the usual training in the district schools. On attaining his majoriy he began farming on his own account, at first renting a tract of land and afterward purchasing. His youth experience in this line now proved to him of value and he successfully carried on agricultural pursuits until November, 1891, when he was elected to the office of county recorder on the democratic ticket. His personal popularity and the confidence reposed in him by those who know him is shown by the fact that he received all but seven votes of his own party and at least one hundred of the republican party. His prompt and efficient discharge of the duties of the office fully showed that the trust reposed in him was not misplaced. On his retirement from public office he resumed grain farming and stock dealing, and his operations along these lines have proved to him a profitable source of income. He owns some valuable real estate in New Castle township and also in Rochester, where he now resides. On Dec. 1, 1876, Mr. Tipton married Nancy Ashton, who was born in Mansfield, Ohio, thirty-nine years ago, a daughter of Charles Ashton. She was left an orphan at a very early age and was reared by a relative. She has a
sister, Annie, now the wife of John Gano, of Chicago, and two brothers, C. Ashton, of Fostoria, Ohio, and George, of the state of Washington. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Tipton are Echo, aged nineteen, who was educated in the Rochester schools, and was her father's able assistant in the recorder's office; Lula, born in 1880; Celia, in 1883; and Bessie, in 1890. Mr. Tipton is one of the best known men in Fulton County. Possessed of excellent business and executive ability, he has won success in his undertakings, and his genial, social manner has made him a popular citizen and gained him many warm friends.


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Rochester Sentential
Friday, June 20, 1930

Holmes L. Tipton, aged 75, a retired farmer of Fulton county died at his home in Mentone, Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a cancer of the tomach from which he had suffere for several months. Mr. Tipton was born on a farm in Newcastle township and at one time was the recorder of Fulton county. He had been retired for the past 15 years and since retirement has made his home in Mentone and was a member of the Church of Christ at Mentone. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nancy Tipton, four daughters, Mrs. Charles Darr of this city, Mrs. O. E. Nelson, of Logansport, Mrs Jacob Green and Mrs. A. L. Tucker of Mentone and tow brothers, J. C. Tipton of Fort Wayne and Thomas Tipton of Newton, Kan. Until word is received from the brother in Kansas the funeral arrangements will not be made.


Rochester Sentential
Saturday, June 21, 1930

The funeral of Homer L. Tipton, former Fulton county assessor who died at his home in Mentone Thursday will be held from the deceased home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made at Mentone.

[NI4658] Traveled to Knoxville, Marion Co., IA, in a covered wagon with brother Holmes when he was 19 years old. He later went on to Judsonia, White Co., AR and in 1877 returned to Fulton Co., IN

[NI4659] Florence is listed as a 6 month old child on the 1860 Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., IN census, dated August 2, 1860.

Rochester Sentential
Tuesday, October 12, 1926

At 2:30 early Tuesday morning, death claimed another well-known resident of this city in the person of Mrs. Florence Hamlett, who resided at 600 East 13th street. The deceased had been confined indoors for the past eight years, being bedfast for the last eight months preceding her death which resulted from a complication of diseases.

Florence Tipton, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Tipton, was born in Fulton county on Jan. 1st. 1860 and on June 25, 1879 was united in marriage to Benjamin Harrison Hameltt. Shortly following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hamlett spent some time in Wisconsin and Missouri, moving back to this city about twenty years ago. The deceased was a member of the local Christian Church.

Besides the husband, five daughter, Mrs. B. F. Graham, of Glenwood, Minn., Mrs. Harvey Tuttle, of Warsaw, Mrs. Beulah Ash, of Chicago, Mrs. J. A. Jakes of Terre Haute, Mrs. E. E. Bruns of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren survive.

The funeral will be held at the Christian church Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. C. Aschanhort officiating. Burial will be made at the Sycamore cemetery, east of this city.

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Rochester Sentential
Wednesday, October 13, 1926

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Harry Hamlett will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian Church with Rev. W. C. Aschanhort in charge. Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery east of Rochester.

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[NI4665] 1804 Communicant at Ben Salem church, Carbon Co., PA. Had four children baptized there.

[NI4667] Seven children were born to this union.

[NI4679] Father's will states that widow is to take care of Micahel. In 1850, he is listed in the household of Charles Troxell, West Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA

[NI4702] Handwriting hard to make out, not sure last name is spelled correctly.

[NI4723] Unknown Paper
July 1964

Mrs. Wilma H. Moyer

Mrs. Wilma H. Moyer, 63, of 66 West Butler Street, Shickshinny, died yesterday morning in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she had been a medical patient the last two days. She had been in poor health the last 10 years.

Mrs. Moyer was born June 6, 1901, at Koonsville, a daughter of Oscar and Maggie Bilby Hobbes. She resided in the area all her life, attended Shickshinny Protestant Church and was a member of the
Faithful Ruth Class of the church. She was a member of Golden Age Club of Shickshinny. Her husband, Otto, died January 24.

Surviving are sons, William and Oscar, Berwick; Robert, Morrisville; Richard, Nanticoke; daughters, Mrs. George Machak, Shickshinny, and Mrs. Vincent Stedman, Benton; brother, Walter Hobbes, Berwick; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 from the funeral home, 38 North Main Street, Shickshinn. Rev. Warren Birdsall officiating. Interment will be in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn. Friends
may call after 7 tonight.




[NI4724] Otto A. Moyer Dies At Age 69
Otto Atwood Moyer, 69, of 66 W. Butler street, Shickshinny succumbed
last evening at 11:35 o'clock at his home after being in ill health
for the past six years.
Mr. Moyer, a native of Shickshinny, was last hospitalized five years
ago when he was a medical patient at an area VA hospital for nine
months.
Born July 4, 1895, he was a son of the late Charles and Amanda
DeHaven Moyer. He attended the Shickshinny schools and was employed
for many years by the West End Coal Co. He retired 14 years ago
after working for six years at the Reed Appliance Store, Shickshiny.
He was a veteran of World War I and served with the U.S. Army in Co.
311 of the 79th Division. His service period included 11 months of
duty in Europe. He was also a member of the Shickshinny VFW Post.
Mr. and Mrs. Moyer observed their 41st wedding anniversary last
April.
In addition to his wife, the former Wilma Hobbes, of Shickshinny RD
2, he is survived by: sons, William and Oscar,of Berwick; Robert, of
Morrisville, Pa.; Richard, of Nanticoke; two daughters, Mrs. George
Machak of Shickshinny; Mrs. Vincent Stedman of Benton; two
sister,Mrs. William Ellinger of Shickshinny; Mrs. Belvin Thompson, of Kingston;
10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Military services will be conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock
from the Robert Zofcin Funeral Home, North Main street, Shickshinny,
with the Rev. Warren Birdsall, pastor of Shickshinny Protestant
Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o'clock Sunday
afternoon until the time of services.

[NI4762] This James Hoppes could be the same James Hoppes that married Lizzie Cox - further research needed.

[NI4763] Marriage index indicates she married on February 16, 1901. Need to order record, located in Book W-4, Page 3, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4764] Marriage indicates she married on June 23, 1899. Need to order record, located in Book W-3, on Page 7, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4765] Marriage index indicates she married on July 20, 1901. Need to order record, located in Book W-4, Page 20, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4766] Marriage index indicates she married on November 19, 1904. Need to order record, located in Book W-8, Page 24, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4767] Marriage Index indicates she married on December 18, 1898. Need to order record, located in Book W-2, Page 24, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4768] Marriage Index indicates she married on October 21, 1899. Need to order record, located in Book W-3, Page 17, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4769] Marriage Index indicates she married on February 6, 1896. Need to order record located in Book W-1, Page 8, Madison Co., IN.

[NI4838] Jim died at Delco Remy Div., GM - Plant 3, St. Rd. 109, Anderson, Madison Co., IN

[NI4839] Said to have had a shiney, bald head.

[NI4998] Durwood used to visit our home often when I was a little girl. He was a kind man who loved to cut up, sing and dance.

[NI5066] Madonna had auburn hair.

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
12/07/2001

MADONNA H. HOPPES MARKLAND

MADONNA H. HOPPES MARKLAND, 83, Indianapolis, died Dec. 5. She was an accountant 30 years for General Motors Corp., retiring in 1974.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Bethel United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 8 in Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Entombment: Washington Park East Cemetery. She was the widow of Robert Markland. Survivors: children Nancy C., Joe Alan Markland; sisters Beryl A. McAllen, L. Faye Pope; brother Floyd A. Hoppes; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren.

[NI5233] Army Military Police Officer for 10 years. Served in Germany 3 1/2 years and in Okinawa for 5 months, where he contracted Spinal Meningitis resulting in his death,

[NI5332] Adopted by Clarence and Mae Hollingshead who lived close to Golda Grace Warren and she remained close to the family.

[NI5429] Living with grandmother Sarah Stinson in 1910, Anderson Twp., Madison Co., IN - Alfred Hoppes and family living nearby. Believe this Sarah is Sarah Hoppes, wife of James Stinson - further research needed.

[NI5769] Sarasota Herald-Tribune
October 15, 2000

Russell Hoppes, 82, Bradenton, died October 12, 2000.

He was born March 11, 1918 in Knightstown, Ind., and came to Bradenton 14 years ago from Indiana. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired pattern maker.

Survivors include a son, William of Bradenton; and a sister, Wilma Mason of Fairmount.

There are no local services planned. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge.

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On birth record, father reads Franklin Hoppes.

[NI5786] Hearld Bulletin
August 28, 1998

Leanna Stottlemyer

Leanna (Hoppes) Stottlemyer 90, Anderson died August 26, 1998 at St. John's Medical Center after emergency surgery.

She was born August 5, 1906 and was reared in Madison County, the only child of James H. and Estella (Hull) Hoppes.

She graduated from Anderson High School in 1927 and Modern Business College, and was employed for a short time by Schuster's Dry Goods.

She married Lilburn Stottlemyer on June 14, 1929 and resided at 5215 Ridge Road until her admittance to Countryside Manor Healthcare in October, 1997.

A lifelong member of Whetstone United Church of Christ of Anderson, she was involved in many activities of the church at the local, Association and State levels. Together with her husband, they partnered in pastoral ministry to small rural churches in Lebanon, Tipton, Daleville, Gaston and Straughn.

She was also very active in both Madison County Farm Bureau and the Extension Homemakers Club from 1930 - 1980, holding various offices including editor of the Farm News paper.

Survivors include daughter and son in law, Barbara and George Whittaker of Anderson, son, James L. Stottlemyer of Anderson; daughter and son in law, Marlene and Stephen Collier of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Ginger (Whittaker) and husband Mark Bollinger of Greenfield and their sons Tony and Adam; Brenda (Whittaker) and husband Joseph Ramsey of Asheville, NC, Jennifer Stottlemyer and special friend Michael Licudine, both of Anderson, LeAnn (Collier) and husband Timothy Pancake of Fort Wayne; and grandsons, Brian Whittaker and wife Barbara of Anderson and their sons, Tyler and Ian, Scott Stottlemyer and wife, Linnette of Anderson and their sons, Jimmy and Michael, Timothey Stottlemyer and wife Shelly of Anderson and their daughters, Emily and Erin and Jason Collier of Texarkana, Ark.

Also surviving is special friend and caregiver, Nettie Holland of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lilburn Stottlemyer, in 1988; a daughter in law, Janet Stottlemyer; and two granddaughters, Cheryl Stottlemyer and Tamara Stottlemyer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Gettinger officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m today and one hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whetstone United Church of Christ, 5940 S. Madison Ave., Anderson, IN 46013.

[NI5787] Beatrice is living with grandmother Anna Hoppes on the 1920 Anderson Twp., Madison Co., IN census schedule.

[NI5791] Anderson Herald Bulletin
March 10, 1970

Marley Hoppes

Marley Hoppes, 51, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday morning in Tucson after a sh ort illness. He was born in Anderson Sept. 21, 1918, the son of Quincy and Cora Hoppes.

A member of the Moose Lodge, Mr. Hoppes was an employee of the city of Tucson.

Surviving ara a brother, Quincy Hoppes of Daleville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Swan Funeral Home in Tucson.

[NI5883] Died early

[NI5884] Died early

[NI5885] Died early

[NI5903] Never married

[NI5926] The Shelby Star,
August 26, 2000
August 28, 2000

SHELBY - Mr. Thomas Lee "Tommy" Hoppes, 66, of 1016 S. Morgan St., died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at his home.

A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth Wilson Hoppes. He was retired from Doran Textiles and was a member of Second Baptist Church, Shelby. He served in the Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hoppes, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Loftis Hoppes of the home; a son, Chadwick Hoppes of Shelby; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Larry Coates of Boiling Springs; a brother and sister-in-law, Noah and Martha Hoppes of Shelby; a sister and brother-in-law, Nellie Sue and Bill Tessneer; two grandsons, Jonathan Hoppes and Kaleb Hoppes; and a granddaughter, Lillie Hoppes.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 at Lily Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Ernest Arnold officiating.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.

Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

The family will received friends, tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

[NI5953] Frank and Dorothy are active in the preservation of carousels and have penned a book, "Carousel Magic". Frank sent a copy to the data base owner in 2002. He is also the craftsman behind the Marquetry that hangs on my living room wall.

N. Frank Hoppes

N. Frank HOPPES 85, died Saturday, 11/22/03. He was born Dec. 1,
1917 in Long Island, KS. to Truman and Mary A. Hoppes. Frank
graduated in 1941 from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. He
was a member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity. Frank married Dorothy
Cummings in 1941, had a son Gary in 1943 and moved the family to
Mercer Island, WA. in 1956. Frank had a 32 year career providing
training and employement placement for blind adults. When Frank
retired in 1979, he was the Deputy Director for the WA. State
Services for the Blind. Frank was preceded in death by his son,
Gary. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy, his
grandchildren, Heidi Hoppes Jung and Grant Hoppes, and his great
grandchildren, Cole and Sarah Hoppes. A Memorial will be held at 2
p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29th at LaConner United Methodist Church -
601 S. 2nd St, LaConner, WA. 98257. A reception will follow at the
Shelter Bay clubhouse in the Shelter Bay Community. Remembrances
to the Friendship House, P.O. Box 517, Mt. Vernon, WA. 98273.
Published in print on 11/26/2003.

[NI5974]
HARRY L. HOBBES, worked at AC&F

Harry L. Hobbes, 56, 230 Hughes St., Berwick, was dead on arrival at Berwick Hospital Thursday at 10:52 a.m. He had been in ill health for the past one and a half years and had been a recent patient at
Berwick Hospital.

He was born in Shickshinny, October 21, 1921, son of the late Lester and Margaret Belles Hobbes.

He was a graduate of Shickshinny High School, Class of 1939.

Employed at AC&F Industries during World War II, he later worked for the American General Insurance Co., and for the past 18 years was employed as a presser for the Luzerne Outerwear Corp. He retired in
November 1976 due to ill health.

He was a member of the Shickshinny Bible Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Lydia Shiner; one daughter, Mrs. Kim (Kay) Kline, Berwick; one granddaughter; two brothers, William Taylor, Shickshinny and Charles Taylor, Clifton, N.J.

Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the G. Richard Mayo Funeral Home, Berwick, with the Rev. Warren Birdsall, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn.


[NI5982] The Morning Call
September 28, 2001

Perma E. Snyder, 94, of Tamaqua R.3, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, in St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. She was the wife of the late Phaon J. Snyder.

She and her husband owned and operated the Snyder Glass Bar and Country Store and Gas Station, Tamaqua, R.3, for 30 years. Prior to that, she worked on the production line for the former Atlas Powder Co., Tamaqua R. 3.

Born in West Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary Jane (Clause) Hoppes.

She was a member of Zion Stone Church, New Ringgold R.2.

Survivors: Sister, Minerva Banan of Tamaqua R. 3; nieces, nephews.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Ringgold. Call 9-10 a.m. Monday.

Contributions: To the church.

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The Times News
September 28, 2001

Mrs. Perma E. Snyder, 94, of Tamaqua R.3, died Wednesday in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. She was the widow of Phaon J. Snyder.

Prior to retiring, she and her husband owned and operated Snyder's Glass Bar and Country Store, Tamaqua R. 3, for 30 years. She had also been employed for 21 years by the former Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds.

Born in West Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary Jane (Clause) Hoppes.

She was a member of Zion's Stone Union Church, New Ringgold.

Surviving is a sister, Minerva Bannan of Tamaqua R. 3.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl T. and Leander "Goosie" Hoppes.

The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders, New Ringgold, is in charge of the arrangements.

[NI6002] A. F. Hoppes

Arthur F. Hoppes, 63, of 106 McDowell St., Shelby, died this morning at Cleveland Memorial Hospital.

A carpenter, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret Hawkins Hoppes.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jackson Hoppes, three sons, Bill, Don and Harold Dean Hoppes of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Smith of Shelby; four brothers Melvin and Max Hoppes of Route 5, Shelby, Baxter Hoppes of Route 1, Lawndale and Marshall Hoppes of Route 6, Shelby, one sister, Mrs. Fletcher McIntyre of Route 1, Lawndale; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning. They are being handled by Lutz-Austell Funeral Home.

[NI6003] M. D. Hoppes

Melvin D. Hoppes, 68, of Rt. 5, Shelby, died Saturday at Royster Memorial Hospital.

A native of Cleveland County he was a member of Union Baptist Church and the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Hawkins Hoppes.

Surviving are his widow, Maude Martin Hoppes; one son, Nathan W. (Buck) Hoppes of Shelby; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Vandyke and Mrs. Mildred Bridges of Shelby; two brothers, Max Hoppes of Shelby and Baxtor Hoppes of Lawndale; one sister, Mrs. Fletcher McIntyre of Shelby; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church by the Rev. C. C. Crow. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Lutz-Austell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

[NI6005] Thursday, Dec. 18, 1969

M. M. Hoppes

Marshel M. Hoppes, 58, of 341 N. Post Road, Shelby died this morning in the Veterans Hospital at Oteen after a two month illness.

He was the son of the late Joseph H. and Margaret Hawkins Hoppes and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by the Cleveland Mill and Power Co. for 18 years and was owner and operator of the M & M Grocery and Merchandise Store for 14 years prior to his retirement three months ago.

Survivors include the widow, Mildred McCurry Hoppes; three brothers, Melvin and Max Hoppes of Rt. 5, Shelby and Baxter Hoppes of Rt. 1, Lawndale; one sister, Mrs. Fletcher McIntyre of Rt. 1, Lawndale.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. James Stamey and the Rev. Aaron Fitz. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church cemetery.

The body will remain at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. It will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

[NI6006] Miss Ellie Emma Hoppes, 47, Route 5, Shelby, died in the Shelby Hospital this morning at 5:30 o'clock after an illens of four months. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church.

She is survived by her father, J. W. Hoppes. Her brothers are J. B. Hoppes of Shelby route 5, A. B. Hoppes of Shelby; M. R. Hoppes of Shelby Route 5; M. D. Hoppes of Louisburg and M. B. Hoppes of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Gladys McIntyre of Shelby, Route 5.

The body will be removed to the home of her brother J. B. Hoppes in the Polkvill community this afternoon. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Union Baptist Church with Rev. Forrest Teague conducting the rites. The body will lie in state from 3:30 to 4 o'clock. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

[NI6023] Inez Hoppes

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Mrs. Inez Canipe Hoppes, 87, of 716 Sipes St., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain.

A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Charlotte Lattimore Canipe. She was retired from J & C Dyeing Inc. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Benjamin Hoppes.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest and Linda Hoppes of Shelby, David and Brenda Hoppes of Boiling Springs and Scott and Merle Hoppes of Kings Mountain; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sadie and Bob Ledford of Midland, Mary Jeane Hoppes of Polkville and Martha Deane and Nathan Williamson of Lincoln, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Mosteller of Longview and Evelyn Bridges of Shelby; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Shumate officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7:30 at Stamey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor Alzheimers Unit, 716 Sipes St., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 or Union Baptist Church, 3800 Polkville Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.

[NI6034] Richmond Dispatch

Miss Daphne L. Hopper, age 27, of Charlottesville, formerly of Richmond, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997. She is the survived by her parents, James and Wilma Hopper; one sister; Beth Hopper; her brother and his wife, Marcus and Penny Hopper; grandmother, Bertie Lee Rice; one niece; three nephews; two uncles; two aunts. Miss Hopper was a graduate of Varina High School and VCU as a flute major. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

[NI6046] Shelby Star
November 1, 2001

SHELBY - Mrs. Myrtle Hoppes Dover, 97, of White Oak Manor in Shelby, formerly of 116 Palmer St., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence.

Born Jan. 7, 1904, in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Pantha Smith Hoppes. She was a homemaker and a member of Zoar Baptist Church, where she was the oldest member of the congregation and had worked in the nursery for more than 40 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Dover, and three brothers, Fred Hoppes, Carl Hoppes and Warner Hoppes.

She is survived by a brother, Arnold Hoppes of Drexel; a sister, Maude Davidson of Shelby; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Zoar Baptist Church, with Dr. Marvin Gobble officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the home of her niece, Donie Dec, 823 East Marion St., Apartment 2, Shelby.

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Gaston Gazette
November 1, 2001

Myrtle H. Dover

SHELBY ? Myrtle Hoppes Dover, 97, of White Oak Manor, formerly of 116 Palmer St., died Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was a native of Rutherford County, daughter of the late Noah and Pantha Smith Hoppes, wife of the late Graham Dover, homemaker, oldest member in age of Zoar Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for 40 years.

SURVIVORS: Brother, Arnold Hoppes, Drexel; sister, Maude Davidson, Shelby; nieces and nephews

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Fred, Carl and Warner Hoppes

FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Zoar Baptist Church, Dr. Marvin Gobble; body will be placed in church 30 minutes prior to the service

INTERMENT: Cleveland Memorial Park

VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home

[NI6050] Ruben Hoppes
Charlotte Observer
June 29, 2005


Ruben Arnold Hoppes, 90, of Settlemyre Road, Drexel, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Grace Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Cleveland County, on Sept. 23, 1914, and was a son of the late Noah and Pantha Smith Hoppes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda B. Hoppes; three brothers; and two sisters. Mr. Hoppes was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Drexel Heritage Furnishings after 20 years. Ruben was a member of Drexel First Baptist Church and the American Legion Post in Drexel.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hoppes; daughters, Robin Cotter and her husband, Scott of Morganton and Sheron Arrington of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Lisa Arrington of Charlotte, Robby Cotter and Michael Cotter, both of Morganton.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Drexel First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tito Madrazo officiating. Burial will follow at Drexel Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral. At other times the family will be at the home of Robin Cotter, 114 River Hills Way, Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.

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Uncertain if the surviving children are Ruben and Hilda or his second wife, Shirley.

[NI6051] of brother Ruben shows he preceeded him in death prior to 2005

[NI6052] Allentown Morning Call
January 13, 2000

Oliver N. Nothstein, 81, of 138 E. White St., Summit Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, in his home. He was husband of the late Mae (Crissey) Nothstein who died in 1998.

He was a coal miner for the former Fauzio Brothers, Nesquehoning, and for Greenwood and Bethlehem, both Lansford, for 50 years before retiring in 1986.

Born in Mahoning Valley, he was the son of the late Frank and Luella (Hoppes) Nothstein.

He was a member of the Summit Hill Methodist Church, Summit Hill.

He was a social member of the Summit Hill American Legion; a member of St. Gaberials Club, Summit Hill; Panther Valley Masonic Lodge 677; the Slatington Moose; Andreas Sporting Club; Bever Run Rod and Gun Club, and Lansford Italian Club.

Survivors: Daughter, Bonnie, wife of Michael Melley, stepdaughters, Anne Louise, wife of James Tee, and Shirley Moravek, stepson, Victor C. Turner, sisters, Pauline Miller and Dorothy Miller, all of Summit Hill, and Violet Radzavage in Nevada, six grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Thomas J. Parambo, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill. Call 7-9:30 p.m. Friday.

[NI6078] Tombstone reads 3 yr 8 mo 11 da at time of death.

[NI6085] The Herald Bulletin
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Mabel H. (Hoppes) Surber Harman, 97, Anderson, died Sept. 9, 2001, at Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born April 9, 1904, in Anderson, and was a lifelong Anderson resident. She was employed in production at Delco Remy retiring from Plant 6 in 1965 following 23 years of employment.

She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662. She was a former member of Elm Grove Christian Church and was currently a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Motsinger of Anderson and Helen (husband, John) Redicker of Vallonia; brother, Everett Hoppes of Anderson; daughter-in-law, Jeraldine Surber of Anderson; 14 grandchildren, Kenneth and Janet Surber, Patricia and Glenn Jones, Daniel and Karen Ashton, Matthew (Lora) Ashton, David and Tammy Ashton, Douglas and Anna Hubble, Warren and Shelley Hubble, Mark and Candace Motsinger, Jeff and Kyle Motsinger, Marla Usry, David and Eileen Harman, Vicki and David Alspaugh, Donetta Gift and Phillip Ashton; 37 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a niece; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cary and Dessie (Shottner) Hoppes; first husband, Frank Surber in 1969; second husband, Daniel Harman; three daughters, Lois Hubble, Betty Ashton and Norma Surber; two sons, Charles Surber and Walter Surber; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church, 622 Norris Drive, 1 1/2 miles south of 53rd Street, off Main Street, with the Rev. Ken Sonnen, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

[NI6098] Marker reads 70 yr 6 mo & 19 da.

[NI6099] Tri County Gazette 08 MAR 1894

Ephraim Tipton was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, July 20, 1819; died at his home near Bloomingsburg, Ind., Feb. 28, 1894; aged 74 years, 7 months, and 2 days. On the 13th of October, 1842 he was united in marriage with Ellen Mariah Copeland. This, his first companion journeyed with him till November 14th, 1886, when she was called away, leaving her husband and nine children, two having preceeded her to the grave.

On the 18th of May, 1890, he was married to Mrs. Rebecca Groves with whom he lived until his
death.

Father Tipton was one of the early settlers having come to Indiana about 44 years ago. He was well known by a large circle of friends and was highly respected by all. He had always thought that a moral life was sufficient to meet God’s approbate, but a short time ago he became convinced that a profession of faith in Christ was needful and this he made and was baptized on Feb. 13th, ‘94 into the fellowship of the Yellow Creek Baptist church. A devoted wife, 9 children and a large circle of friends are left as mourners, but he who comforts in death, comforts the mourners because of death. The
funeral services were conducted at Yellow Creek by Rev. O. A. Cook of Rochester.

The bereaved wife and children desire to express their gratitude to friends for their kindness and help during the time of affliction.



[NI6100] George and Susannah Holmes Tipton did not have children. In 1860, George Hood age 11 and Eliza Dilley age 34 were living with them.

[NI6101] I find a tombstone at Yellow Creek Cemetery, Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., IN for John Tipton which reads he died September 30, 1853 at age 36 yr, 3 mo, and 5 da. DAR records show that he was 36 yr, 11 mo, and 5 da.

[NI6102] Thomas and Keziah Tipton along with his mother Sarah Boston Tipton Boring convey 50 aces on "Hog Island".

[NI6105] Sarah may have been married previously - further research needed.

[NI6106] On November 3, 1718, Baltimore Co., MD, Thomas gave a "grey mare coult" to his brother, John Tipton. Witness to the transaction was brother William Tipton.

August 2, 1726, Thomas witnesses will of brother William in Baltimore Co., MD.

December 7, 1726 Thomas buys 40 acres of land from his father, Baltimore Co., MD. This 40 acres was known as "Strife" and one can only speculate as to why he decided on that name. On the same date, father Jonathan sold 240 acres described as "being the land that Thomas Tipton lives."

August 9, 1732, Thomas buys 50 acres from Francis Thornbury, Baltimore Co., MD.

August 16, 1733, Thomas sold a land certificate in Baltimore Co., MD. Step-mother Mary Tipton was the witness to this transaction.

May 1, 1734, Thomas acquired "William's Beginning" in Baltimore Co., MD.

December 9, 1745, Thomas Sr. gives land known as "William's Beginning" in Baltimore Co., MD to son Thomas, Jr.

September 18, 1756, Thomas and Sarah sign a deed in Baltimore Co., MD.

Last record found for Thomas is May 17, 1763 when he sells 150 acres of land in Baltimore Co., MD.

[NI6107] Last name is not verified, date of marriage came from Charles D. Tipton, author of TIPTON - THE FIRST FIVE AMERICAN GENERATIONS - A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TIPTON FAMILY, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 1998 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 98-71295 and is also not verified.

[NI6109] 1705 Sarah Pearce Tipton inherited a tract of land known as "Pascal's Chance" in Anne Arundel Co., MD

[NI6123] Tombstone reads 75 yr 4 mo & 4 da.

[NI6130] Will of William Tipton was dated April 5, 1726 and probated on April 2, 1726.

To 2 sons Samuel and Mordecai and their hrs., real estate equally at age 21; should they die without issue, to daughter Sarah and heirs. Said sons to be free at age of 16.

Signed by Thomas Tipton's mark and witnessed by John Price.

Other events where William Tipton appears in records are as follows:

May 8, 1718, William witnessed the will of Mary Price, widow of Anne Arundel Co., MD

September 11, 1719, Named overseers of the estate of William Pearce, their uncle, in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

[NI6137] It is difficult to determine if records for John Tipton are for him or his brother Jonathan, so I have done my best to assign data to the right individual based on time frame, location and spouses name.

On November 26, 1725, Both Jonathan and John Tipton are the witnesses to the will of Richard Kemp in Baltimore Co., MD.

August 24, 1730 John buys, "Benjamin's Beginning" a tract of land on the north side of the Potapsco River from Richard Wheeler. He paid for it with 2500 pounds of tobacco.

April 30, 1750 John obtained a land patent on 50 acres, known as "Benjamin's Addition".

[NI6138] Anne Arundel Gentry



Will of Thomas Deye Cockey lists land "Sportsman Hall" to Jonathan Tipton who in turn conveyed it to John Boring who has it assigned to Tilley Haile for 100 silver dollars.

[NI6144] 1723, William acquired land from Edward Murphey which had been sold to Edward by Jonathan Tipton, William's father, in Baltimore Co., MD in 1722. This land was known as "Murphey's Hazzard".

[NI6148] Will dated July 4, 1807 appoints grandson, Alexis Tipton as executor and asks that no bond be required or no inventory be made.

1773 John and Tobias Tipton on Baltimore Co., MD tax roll for Back River Upper 100.

1777 John and Jabus Tipton sign the Oath of Allegiance in Baltimore Co., MD.

1783 John and Jabez Tipton on the tax roll for Hartford Co., MD.

By the time 1797 tax roll came out, John had moved to Madison Co., KY.

[NI6153] Man Tennesee settlers, while part of No. Carolina, org the State of Franklin 1783-1788 with a governor Gen Co. John Sevier of Nolachucky and their own courts issuing marriage license, etc. Since John Tipton Co. Clerk was on the Foos 1787 deeed, the Foos families of Nolachucky may have belonged to the North Carolina partry headed by him.

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11-20-1828 Elizabeth and Wood by John Tipton of Franklin Co., OH

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12-18-1828 William Gundy William and Keziah Johnston by John Tipton in Franklin Co., OH

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11-29-1818 Lewis Johnston and Elizabeth Strader by Joames Hoge, of Fraklin Co., OH

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11[2p[1i2o Qbrahham Woood ad Elizabeth Gundy by John Tipton of Franklin Co.

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Athey Arthur Polly Lain on Dec. 23, 1929 by John Tipton JP 2-237

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Matthew McHenry and Sarah Octobe 1291835 by john Tipton

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[NI6158] See Kings Mountain and It's Heroes for further information on the role Major Jonathan Tipton played in the birth of our nation through his patriotic acts and many sacrafices.

Served under George Washington and later his brother William Washington.


American Biographical Library
The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women
Volume II
Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution
Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
T
Fifteenth Virginia
page 544
Tipton, Jonathan (Va). Major Virginia Militia at King's Mountain, October, 1780. (Died 18th January, 1833.)

[NI6165] On November 13, 1775 Racehl Tipton Ford sold her share of "Benjamin's Beginning" to her sister, Mary Tipton Chambers.

[NI6185] November 17, 1820, Mary was in Jefferson Co., OH where she sold her undivided interest in her father's estate.

[NI6200] Will of James Boring of Baltimore County, MD
Dated 15 September 1807
Probated 29 December 1819
Baltimore Co., Maryland Will Book 11, Page 91

In the name of God, Amen. I, James Boring, of Baltimore County, in the State of Maryland, being in a reasonable State of Health of Body and of sound and disposing mind, memory a nd undertaking, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainity of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my wordly affairs, and thereby the better prepared to leave this world when it shall pleas God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that it is say, First and principally, I commit my Soul to God that gave it to me, hoping for acceptance through the merits of Jesus Christ, my body recommended to the Earth to be decently buried, at the discrection of my Executors hereinafter named, and as touching such worldy Estate as it has pleased God to bless me within this life, I Will and Bequeath as follows:

Item, I will and bequeath to my son Joshua Boring, one hundred acres of land, part of Green's Desire adjoining or next to Coxe's Land, including Eleven acres part of Boring's Chance, in the hundred acres aforesaid, but not to extend it up the Meadow above the first perchase of Pennington.

Item, I will and bequeath to my son Abraham Boring one hundred acres of Land part of Green's Desire, to be laid off adjoining a Tract of Land called "Sportsman's Hall."

Item, I will and bequeath to my tow sons James Boring and Richard Boring all the remainding part of my land not heretofore mentioned to be equally divided between them, both upland and Meadow Ground.

Item, I will and desire my son Richard's inheritance shall be the place where I now live.

Item, I will and bequeath to my son Joshua aforesaid, a Negro Boy named Benjamin, to serve him and his heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will a nd bequeath to my daughter Mary Tipton, a Negro Boy named Daniel, to serve her and her heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath to my son James Boring a Negro Girl named Minta, to serve him and his heirs, until she arrives at the age of twenty one years, and then to be mannimitted and to have her entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath to my son Abraham Boring a Negro Gril named Fann to serve him and his heirs, until she arrives at the age of twenty one years, and then to be mannimitted and have her entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Handle, a Negro Boy named George, to serve her and her heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and his entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath to my son Richard Boring a Negro Boy named Phillip to serve him and his heirs until he arrives at the age of twenty six years, and then be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath to Sire Rebecca Cullison, Daughter of my Daughter Rebecca Cullison, deceased, one Negro Girl named Sal, to serve her and her heirs until she arrives at the age of twenty one years and then to h ave her entire freedom and liberty. I also will a legacy to the said Sire Rebecca Cullison, that is to say: one Feather Bed and Firneture.

Item, I will and devise that at my decease, Jube and Jude shall be mannimitted and have their entire freedom and liberty.

Item, I will and bequeath that after my death, all the residue of my Personal Estate, shall be equally divided share and share about, between Joshua Boring, my son, my Daughter Mary Tipton, James Boring, Abramham Boring, Elizabeth Randel, Richard Boring and Sire Rebecca Cullison all as aforesaid.

And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Joshua Boring and Richard Boring to be sole Executors of this my last Will a nd Testament, revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed my seal, this fifteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven.

James Boring (Seal)

Signed, Sealed, and declared by James Boring, the above Testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed out names as Witnesses thereto.

Thomas Lemon, Jacob Snider, John Hale

Baltimore County of S. S. On the 29th day of December 1819 Came Thomas Lemmon and Jacob Snider two of the subscribing Evidences to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of James Boring late of said county, deceased, and made Oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator, sign and seal This WIll, that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehension of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they together with John Hale the other subscribing Evidence thereto, subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other. Sworn to in Open Court.

Test. Wm. Buchanan, Regr.

[NI6220] Marker reads 1yr 7 mo & 8 da..

[NI6221] Loose marker reads age 1 yr & 6 mo.

[NI6251] Tombstone read 21 yr 1(possibly 4) mo. and 11 da.

[NI6254] Tombstone reads 18 yr. 4 mo. 23 da.

[NI6255] Tombstone reads 15 yr. 3 mo. and 5 da.

[NI6259] Tombstone reads 12 yr. 2 mo. and 11 da.

[NI6261] Tombstone reads 2 yr 5 mo and 26 days of age.

[NI6262] Tombstone reads 4 mos. and 25 days.

[NI6263] Tombstone reads 28 days of age.

[NI6277] Tombstone reads 6 days of age.

[NI6288] Last Will & testament of William Pearce of Ann Arundel County, MD
Dated 12 September 1719
Proven 19 October 1719

In the name of God, Amen! I William Pearce of Anne Arundell County being Sick and Weak in Body but of sound mind and Judgement (Blessed be God) do make constitute and appoint this my last Will and testament thereby revoking all Former Wills by me heretoforemade. In Manner and form following that is to say ~ Firstly before all things I recommend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God believing Remission of Sins and Everlasting Life through the Meritts Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Lord; and only Saviour. And for the better disposal of my Worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as followeth. I do give and bequeath all my Land to be equally divided between my two Sons William and John Pearce and to their Heirs forever, and in Case either of them shall die before the Said Lands be divided and Leave Issue, then the Heirs of the body of the deceased shall have an equal Right in the Said Lands with my Surviving Son. And it is Will and Mind that Said Sons be at age to work for themselves as they shall arrive to the Age of Sixteen Years Successfully. And I do make constitute and appoint my Loving Wife Elizabeth Pearce full and whole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament desiring her to bring up my Children in the Fear of God, and to let them as such Part of my Personall estate as by Law shall belong to them as they shall arrive to the age of twenty one Years Successfully. Lastly I do make and constitute my two Loving Nephews Thomas and William Tipton Trustees of this my Last Will and Testament, the Year of our Lord God, One Thousand Seven hundred and Nineteen.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared to be his Last

Wm Pearce (Seal)

Will and Testament by the Abovementioned Testator. In the presence of Henry Hall, John Stevens and Susanna Wanill.

On the back of the foregoing will was thus endorst (first) Oct 19th ~ Then came the Reverend Henry Hall and John Stevens Subscribing Evidences tot he within Will and made oath on the holy Evangelists that they Saw the Testator Sign Seal and Deliver the within Insturment of Writing as his Last Will and Testament and that he published and Declared the Same so to be. And at the time of his So doing he was of Sound and perfect mind and Memory to the best of their knowldege. Sworn before me Phil Hammond D.C.A.

Source:
MD State Archives Microfilm Number SR4409; pages 389 and 390.

[NI6303] Moore comes from her first husband, James Moore who was deceased at the time of her marriage to John Tipton.

[NI6344] Dick was raised by his Aunt Inez Hoppes Johnston and her husband Lowell.

[NI6346] Obituary states that he was born in 1639 in Kingston on Jamacia, however, Kingstown wasn't established until 1692 after the destruction of Port Royal. Also, until the English conquered Jamaica from Spain in 1655, English Settlers were not allowed on the Island, making it more likely that he was born around 1759 and was not 118 years old as reported in the January 27, 1757 edition of the Maryland Gazette which read as follows:

TIPTON, Mr. Jonathan, died at the beginning of this month, in Balto. Co., aged 118 years. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, which place he left while young, and lived almost ever since in this province. He had his perfect senses to the last, especially a remarkable strenght of memory. His youngest sons are reclkoned among the oldest men in the county.

[NI6349] Based on land and church records - Jonathan Tipton, II had more than one wife. The first was Elizabeth Edwards, second Mary, third Julithia and last Elizabeth. The latter three need futher research in the areas of VA & TN. Also uncertain if the transactions between Edward and William Tipton are with his sons or his brothers.

On June 22, 1747, Jonathan and Julithia Tipton give quit claim on piece of land known as "Molly and Sally's Delight" to John Stevenson.

July 29, 1747 Jonathan sold a colt to Edward Tipton and household items to Thomas Sheridan.

1771, Jonathan Tipton Sr. appointed constable of Frederick Co., VA.

April 16, 1772 Jonathan Tipton, Sr. of VA and William Tipton of MD, convey to one Benjamin Powell part of "Molly and Sally's Delight"

In 1778 Jonathan Tipton, Sr., & Jonathan Tipton, Jr. are on the Washington Co., TN tax list. By this time Jonathan I has died, making Jonathan II the Senior and Jonathan III the Junior referred to on this list.

November 17, 1785 Jonathan Tipton sold 80 acres of land in Washington Co., TN.

In 1796, Jonathan Tipton, Sr. & Jonathan Tipton, Jr. are on the Carter Co., TN 1796 Tax List.

[NI6351] In 1763 Mary Tipton gave Quit claim to John Tipton of Baltimore Co., MD.

[NI6353]

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MAHLON I. HOPPES



I, MAHLON I. HOPPES, of Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, do make, publish and declare the following to be my Last Will and Testament.

1. I order and direct my hereinafter-named Executrix to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as may be convenient after my decease.
2. I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate, real, personal and mixed, to my wife, M. FLORENCE HOPPES, if she survives me.
If she does not survive me, then I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate to my daughter, MARTHA C. HOPPES.
3. AND LASTLY, I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife, M. Florence Hoppes, as the Executrix of my Last Will and Testament if she survives me. If she does not survive me, then I nominate, constitute and appoint my daughter, MARTHA C. HOPPES, as the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 20th day of March, A.D. 1948.

Signature of MAHLON I. HOPPES

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by MAHLON I. HOPPES, the Testator above-named, as and for his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signature of JAMES P. HOWELLS, JR.

Signature of Mrs. EVA S. FOLK

[NI6355] Riley and Dola had two other sons that died in infancy.

[NI6368] Idress was raised by her Aunt Ada Hoppers Thomas.

[NI6411] Kansas City Star
Saturday, April 12, 2003

Mildred Maxine Hoppis

Mildred Maxine Hoppis, age 80, passed away April 10, 2003, at Providence Medical Center. She was born February 20, 1923 in Hasty, AR. She was employed for 33 years with the Colgate Company. She was devoted to her nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her sister, Bertha Hoppis. She is survived by two sisters, Orpha Jones, Kansas City, KS and Verna Daniel, Edwardsville, KS; three brothers W.D. and Harrold Hoppis, both of Harrison, AR and Darrold Hoppis, Kansas City, KS; eight nieces and seven nephews. Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003, at the Meyers Family Funeral Home, 6300 Parellel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 10 a.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

(Arrangements: Meyers Family Funeral Home (913) 334-6300)

[NI6538] Tue, 16 Oct 2001
From: "Judy"
To: "Denise"

No time to write much now but I do want to tell you that my Aunt Mildred (Fox) passed away this morning. Denise this has affected me so much. I worked for her for over 15 yrs and she was dads only sister and we were very close. I'll miss her alot.
I'll try to write you tomorrow.

Judy

[NI6584] August 1, 2002
Reading Eagle

Harry R. Hoppes

Harry R. Hoppes, 53, died of natural causes July 30 at 4:07 p.m. in his residence on Windsor Street, Wyomissing.

He was the husband of Tomasine A. (Famalaro) Hoppes.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late George R. Hoppes and Ida M. (Keller) Heinly.

Hoppes was employed for 20 years as a shipper by R. M. Palmer Co., Exeter Township, last working in January.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Hoppes was a member of Spring Valley Church of God, Muhlenberg Township.

He is also survived by a stepson, Joseph T. Famalaro, Wyomissing.

Other survivors include a brother, George H., Temple; and two stepgrandsons.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Lamm & Witman Funeral Home Inc., Wernersville. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township.

[NI6588] Historical and Biographical History of Berks Co., PA, (1909, Beers Publishing Company, Chicago)
Morton Montgomery

Jacob B. Drumheller, son of William, son of Leonard, was a soldier in the Civil war. He married
Elizabeth Hartranft, a relative of the former governor of the Commonwealth. Their son Howard H.
married Kate Haas, and has ten children, five sons and five daughters, namely: Charles; Harvey;
Lawrence; Jacob; Ammon; Lizzie May; Nora Ellen; Mary Minerva, and Carrie Dora (twins) and
Annie Edwina.

[NI6673] Historical and Biographical History of Berks County, (Beers Publishing Company, Chicago - 1909)
Morton Montgomery

(VII) Abraham Guldin, now deceased, was born in Oley township July 9, 1842, and died Oct. 15,
1877, aged thirty-five years, three months, six days. He is buried at Oley Churches. By occupation
he was a farmer, and he owned a valuable farm, now the property of his widow. On July 25, 1862,
Mr. Guldin married Sarah B. Yoder, who was born Aug. 5, 1840, and was a daughter of David
Yoder and granddaughter of Daniel Yoder of Oley township. They had seven children, as follows:
John Y., born Oct. 24, 1863; David Y., May 31, 1866 (died in May 1903); William Y., June 25,
1868; Horace Y., Jan. 1, 1871 (resides in Philadelphia; has one son, Arthur); Annie C., Sept. 6,
1873; Francis Y., April 19, 1875, and George Y., July 4, 1877.

Of the above children, Annie C. Guldin married William G. Haas, a farmer residing near Pleasantville, in Berks county. Her farm consists of over seventy acres. They have two sons, Lawrence and Arthur G.

Mrs. Guldin is a very pleasant and hospitable woman and one who has many friends in her neighborhood. She speaks both English and German. She makes her home with Mrs. Haas,
although she owns the Guldin homestead, and is possessed of considerable means. The homestead
is operated by George Y. Guldin, who makes his home upon it.

[NI6870] Abraham Haas son of Johann Georg and --, b. November 10, 1788, bapt. April 2, 1789. Sponsors: Abraham Wagener and Amalia Stitzel.

Historical and Biographical History of Berks County (1909, Beers Publishing Company, Chicago).
Morton Montgomery
Pg.


George Haas, according to the Federal census report of 1790, was a resident of Ruscombmanor
township, Berks county, and was the head of a family consisting of five persons, including himself
and wife, Catharine, and three sons under sixteen years of age. George Haas was a farmer, and is
probably buried at Lobachsville. His three sons were: (1) Abraham is mentioned in full below. (2)
George made his home in Ruscombmanor township, and there died in 1859, his will on record in
Will Book 10, page 583, making ample provision for his second wife, Susanna, and children --
Reuben, William, George, Joel, James, Elizabeth, Louisa and Susanna. (3) Johannes, born May 15,
1791, was a peddler, and died Jan. 7, 1862, and was buried at Friedensburg, as were also his wife
Catharine Eshbach (1794-1853) and daughter Maria (1817-1853). Joel Haas, son of George and
Susanna, and grandson of George the founder, had a son who now operates the Bertolet mill near
Friedensburg, in Oley township; his wife, Elizabeth Minner, has borne him six children-- Allen,
Howard, Edwin, Eli, Lizzie and Grace.

Abraham Haas, son of George, was born Sept. 13, 1788, and died March 13, 1855. He was a stone mason by trade, and owned a small tract of land in Oley township, near Friedensburg. He married Maria Laucks, born Feb. 5, 1792, and died on her birthday Feb. 5, 1847. They are both buried at Friedensburg. They had thirteen children, namely: David; Henrietta, born 1814, died 1851, unmarried; Daniel, born 1815, died 1851; Maria, born 1819, m. Daniel Nine, and died 1851; Willi never married; Emma m. Levi Youse; Jemima, born 1827, died 1851; Catharine m. Wister Tallie; Joel L., born 1831, died 1901; Anna Rebecca, born 1833, m. Aaron M. Rhoads, and died 1903; Amelia m. Daniel Hoppes; Jeremiah, born 1826, died unmarried 1851; and Charles died aged two years.

David Haas, son of Abraham, was born in Oley township, Oct. 6, 1811, and died Sept. 26, 1887. By trade he was a stone mason, and this he followed the greater part of his time around Amity township. He bought the farm which is now the property of his son Franklin in 1840, but it then consisted of but fifteen acres, to which, however, he in time added twenty-six acres more, the son having since added the remainder. He was a self-made man, and he died respected by all who knew him. He and his wife are buried at Amityville, where they were Lutheran members of the church, and he is a member of the vestry. He married Catharine Francis, born Jan. 20, 1814, daughter of Jacob Francis, of Amity township, and she died Nov. 5, 1877. They had three children: Mary m. Jacob Guldin; Matilda, born 1843, died unmarried 1899; and Franklin.

Franklin Haas received his education in the public schools which he attended until he was sixteen years of age. He learned the shoemaking trade from his uncle William Francis, with whom he served eight months, when Mr. Francis gave up his work. Mr. Haas then went to Boyertown, and served a year as apprentice, after which he worked as journeyman at Douglassville for three years. In 1869 he began business for himself at his present home. He did a great deal of custom work for many years. He made his home with his parents as long as they lived, and after their deaths the farm became his, and he has divided his time between farming and his trade. He taught one man the trade, and while he himself has given up the making of new shoes, he still does cobbling for the neighbors. His farm is delightfully situated on the road from Monocacy to Yellowhouse, and it consists of ninety-three acres of good land, all brought to a high state of cultivation. Two streams of fresh water and plenty of wood are attractive features of the place. In politics Mr. Haas is a Democrat, and for six years he served as a member of the school board, and he has been delegate to a number of county conventions. With his family he attends Amityville Church, of which they are Lutheran members. He served as deacon and elder for a number of years.

On May 28, 1873, Mr. Haas married Margaret Rhoads, daughter of David S. and Rebecca (Beideman) Rhoads, of Amity. Their children are: David, a carpenter of Amity, m. Miani Matthias; Mary m. Henry Hartman, a carpenter of Amity; Oscar, who lives near his father, m. Mame Beck; Walter, a farmer in Amity, m. Lizzie McLear; and James, who assists his father on the farm, is unmarried.

[NI6887] Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court for Berks Co., PA has will dated 1901. Waiting on copy to confirm death date supplied in the Historical and Biographical History of Berks Co., PA, pg. 1121.

[NI6903] The census of 1910 for Berks Co., PA - ED 3, visit 298 lists Son Leroy NR Pennsylvania - NR usually means non-relative. Further research needed to determine if Leroy is also the child of Mina and David Haas.

[NI6954] Died at the age of 9.

[NI7004] The HERALD BULLETIN,
Anderson, Indiana

EVERETT E. HOPPES, 96, Anderson, died May 22, 2003, at Community Hospital after a brief illness.

He was retired from Nicholson File in Anderson.

Survivors include three children, Dessie Hilton, Eugene (wife Lynn) Hoppes, and Everett K. "Bud" Hoppes and several grand-children, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith D. (Lemon) Hoppes.

Servics will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., with the Rev. Ken Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 2300 Jackson St., Anderson, IN 46016

[NI7060] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Tuesday, November 4, 1975

Mary Hoppes

MARKLEVILLE - Mrs. Mary Alice Hoppes, 55, Rt. 1, died Monday morning at St. John's Hospital after an extended illness.

A Markleville school cafeteria employee, she was a member of the Markleville United Methodist Church, United Women's Methodist Organization, Markleville Brotherhood and Shisterhood and Madison County Republican Women's Club. She was a former trustee for Adams Township from 1968 to 1972.

Surviving with the husband, James E. Hoppes are her mother, Mrs. Donna McCormack of Markleville; a daughter Mrs. George (Judy) Fesler of Markleville; a sister Mr. Ralph Joanne Pring of Parkleville, a bother Ermall McCormack of Markleville; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Helm officiating.

[NI7073] WEEKLY RANDOLPH COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Saturday Dec 14, 1861

DIED:--Of typhoid fever, October 30th ult., at her residence one mile west of Blair Post Office, Randolph County Ill., Christinna, wife of Daniel WOLFORD, formerly of Sciota County, Ohio. Aged 67 years 7 months and 3 days.

--Of the same, November 12th, Frederick WOLFORD, aged 40 years 11 months and 22
days.

[NI7113] Alexandria Tribune
February 29, 1996

ANDERSON - Paul H. Hoppes, 75, died Feb. 26, 1996, at his home after an extended illness. He was born May 4, 1920 in Summitville and lived in Anderson since 1961. He retired in 1976 from Delco Remy and operated a multi-slide machine for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita M. (Crull) Hoppes, whom he married June 24, 1944, in Anderson, two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry J. and Debbie C. Hoppes and Jerry L. and Cheryl E. Hoppes, all of Anderson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joyce A. and Larry G. Hutcherson of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Debbie S. Bennett of Anderson, two foster daughters, Paula Vest of Anderson and Fran Williams of Elwood; three grandchildren, Michelle (husband G. Michael) McCord of Frankton, Douglas W. Bennett and Christine L. Hoppes, both of Anderson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Buford Walsh of Elwood and Freda and Tom Gethrall of Boston, Mass.; and several close family friends from Blair Addition and Tall Timbers Travel Trailer Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Arminta Hoppes; and brother, Howard V. Hoppes.

Private services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Bernard. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden in Elwood.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by Rozelle Johnson Funeral Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Unit of American Cancer Society.

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Anderson Bulletin Herald
March 6, 1996

Paul H. Hoppes

ANDERSON, Ind. - Paul H. Hoppes, died Monday, Feb. 26, 1996 at his home.

He was born May 4, 1920, in Summitville and lived in Anderson since 1961.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors in include his wife, Juanita M. Crull Hoppes, whom he married June 24, 1944; two sons, Larry J. Hoppes and Jerry L. Hoppes, both of Anderson; two daughters, Joyce A. Hutcherson of Dayton, Fla., and Debbie S. Bennett of Anderson; two foster daughters Paula Vest of Anderson and Fran Williams of Elwood; three grandchildren; and two sisters Ruth Walsh of Elwood and Freda Gethrall of Boston, Mass.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Arminta Hoppes; and a brother, Howard V. Hoppes.

Private services will be conducted at a later date with the Rev. Terry Bernard officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by Rozelle - Johnson Funeral Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Unit of American Cancer Society.

[NI7117] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Sunday, August 16, 1981

Ruth Hoppes

WILKINSON - Ruth Eakin Hoppes, 68, Rt. 1, died Friday evening in the Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.

She was a lifelong resident of Brown Township, Hancock County.

She had been employed in the cafeteria of Hancock Memorail Hospital. She was a member of Wilkinson Church of Christ and Warrington Ladies Aid.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Hoppes, a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Karen) Conley, a son, Dennis, a sister, Mrs. Forrest (Edith) Trees, all of Rt. 1, Wilkinson; and a brother, Horace Eakins, Clearwater, Fla.; one niece, five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Condo and Son Funeral Home with Lilburn Simmons and Bart Steever, pastors of Wilkinson Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

[NI7124] Alexandria Public Library, Book of obituaries from the Anderson Herald for July 27, 1970, page 193 - Copy of page in possession

"Bud Hoppes"

Freedois G. (Bud) Hoppes, of 5404 Linda Lane, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at St. John's Hospital where he had been a patient for five days. He had been iff for the past-six months.

A native of Madison County, he had resided in this community all of his life and was born March 27, 1908, the son of Granville and Elvira Tucker Hoppes. He was a retired emploee of Nicholson File Company, where he was assistant office manager.

Surviving with the widow, Ruth C. Cook Hoppes, are a son, Ted C. Hoppes of Anderson, a sister, Mrs. Frank (Orpha) Dresser of Anderson and one brother, Earl Hoppes of Fairhope, Ala.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Allbritten in charge. Interment will be in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

[NI7165] Anderson Bulletin Herald
Thursday, May 17, 1973

Robert Hoppes

MIDDLETOWN - Robert Hugh Hoppes, 48, 139 N. Fifth St., died Tuesday evening at his home following a six month illness.

He was born in Madison County and was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church. He was employed at the Hoppes Coal and Feed Company.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Marcella Hoppes of Middletown, and several other relatives.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ballard and Shirey Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Harold Chattin. Internment will be in Miller Cemetery.

[NI7166] Anderson Herald
November 11, 1993

Wilma D. Russell

FORT WORTH, Texas - Former Anderson resident, Wilma Darleen (Hoppes) Russell, 62, died Nov. 8, 1993, at John Peter Smith Hospital after an extended illness.

Survivors include two sisters JoAnn Fulk and Evelyn Jeanne Copeland, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, a great-great-nephew and several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Dick Gregg officiating. Burial will be at Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

Friends may call from noon until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.

[NI7173] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Saturday, June 6, 1981

Jane Hoppes

Former Anderson resident, Jane Hoppes, 76, Rt. 6, Noblesville, died Friday afternoon at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She moved to Noblesville from Anderson in 1975. She retired in 1962 from National Tile in Anderson and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of World War I Veterans.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Allyn (Jane) Beaver of Noblesville; two sons, Robert J. Hoppes of Portland, Ore., and Jerry L. Hoppes of Hillsboro, Ore.; two sisters, Alda Ridgeway of Anderson and Mildred Renfro of California; a brother, Vern Crumbaugh of Anderson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Roland officiating. Burial will be at Anerson Memorial Park.

[NI7184] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Friday, November 3, 1975

Gertrude Hoppes

DALEVILLE - Gertrude Alley Hoppes, 72, Rt. 1, died at St. John's Hospital Thursday evening after an extended illness.

Surviving witht he husband Richare E., are three daughters, Mrs. Bud (Wilma) Russell of Middletown, Mrs. Dale (JoAnne) Foulk of Rocklin, Calif., and Mrs. Jean Anne Dial of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Grace Elliott of Pendleton; and a brother, John Alley of Pendleton; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. John K. Summers officiating. Burial will follow in the Grove Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

[NI7221] Anderson Herald Bulletin
July 28, 1995

William C. Hoppes Jr.

ANDERSON - William C. Hoppes, Jr., 70, died on July 26, 1995 at St. John's Health System after a brief illness.

He was born in Parsons, Kansas, on May 1, 1925, and lived in this area most of his life. He retired in 1993 from Fisher-Guide after 47 years of service.

He was a member of East Side Church of God, a Navy veteran of World War II, graduated from Anderson H igh School and attended Indiana Business College.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Gloria F. (Lycan) Hoppes of Anderson; a daughter, Christy Hoppes of Anderson, and a sister, Marietta Mason of Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Hoppes, Sr. and Rilla (Jones) Hoppes.

Services will be today at 10 a.m. at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. David Lynch officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

[NI7222] Anderson Herald Bulletin
July 14, 1998

Marietta E. Hoppes

Marietta E. (Hoppes) Mason, 80, Anderson, died July 13, 1998, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis after a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1917. She was a lifelong Anderson resident.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wilbur F. and Dandra Mason Jr. of Pendleton; four grandchildren, Wilbur R. Mason, Franklin D. Mason, Ross A. Mason and Sandra L. Mason; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Claude Creel officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory Bright Chapel, Pendleton is handling arrangements.

[NI7259] Anderson Herald Bulletin
July 2002

Glen E. LeMond

Glen E. "Whitey" LeMond, 81, Anderson, died July 24, 2002, at St. John's Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born April 3, 1921, in Anderson, and lived in Indiana all of his life.

He retired in 1975 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 32 years of employment.

He was a member of Shepherd's Chapel Church in Gravette, Ark. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662. He lived a very simple, happy life dedicated to his family of eight children. He loved music and motorcycle riding. He spent many long days encouraging his boys in the sport of baseball, a passion in the LeMond household.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lenora (Wooden) LeMond; six sons, Bruce (wife, Liz) LeMond of Indianapolis, DeWitt (wife Kathy) Weaver of Anderson, Gary (wife, Audrey) LeMond of Gilbert, Ariz., Alfred (wife Della) LeMond, Jeffrey (wife, Carrie) LeMond and Phillip LeMond, all of Anderson; a daughter, Charlotte Rector of Indianapolis; four sisters, Lois (LeMond) Hardy of Daleville, and Cora (LeMond) Holding, Flo (LeMond) Ferguson and Phyllis (Lemond) Murphy, all of Anderson; a brother John LeMond of Anderson; grandchildren including William Rector of Indianapolis, Joseph Rector of Jacksonville, Fla., Lindsey Whitis of Indianapolis, Korey LeMond, Kody LeMond, Kyle Weaver and Sara Weaver, all of Anderson, Morton LeMond, Emily LeMond, Mitchell LeMond and Ryan Stockon all of Gilbert, Ariz., Ashley LeMond, Amanda LeMond, Alissa LeMond, Autumn LeMond and Allya LeMond, all of Anderson Ryan McCartney of Daleville and Chad Wells of Anderson; great-grandchildren, Tyler Rector of Indianapolis, Kayla McCartney, Skylor McCartney, Morgan McCartney and McKinley McCartney of Daleville, and Alyssa Stockton of Gilbert, Ariz; and many nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are many close friends, especially tong time guitar buddy, Bob Gray; and sidekick Rusty, the family pet.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie (Hoppes) LeMond; father, Morton LeMond, brother, Harold LeMond; sister Mary Emily LeMond; and a daughter, Diana K. LeMond.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with the Rev. Brad Storm officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the South Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shepherd's Chapel, P.O., Box 416, Gravette, AR 72736.

[NI7284] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Sunday, April 7, 1991

Geraldine H. Johns

Gerald H. (Wheeldon) Johns, 67, 4623 Pendleton Ave., died Saturday at Community Hospital after an extended illness.

A lifetime resident of Anderson, she was born here on June 17, 1923 and had been employed by Fisher Guide for 33 years before retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Gethsemane Four Square Church and United Auto Workers Local 663.

Her husband, Millard D. Johns, died in 1988.

She is survived by three sons, William G. Johns, Robert E. Johns and Millard D. Johns, all of Anderson; one brother, Jim Wheeldon of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown & Butz Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Stickrod officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorail Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

[NI7294] Anderson Herald Bulletin
Wednesday, November 21, 1990

Quincy T. Hoppes

Quincy Thomas Hoppes, 69, 755 North 500E No. 16, died Monday at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born July 28, 1921, in Madison County, and had lived in this area most of his life. He retired in 1975 from N.G. Gilbert HyLine Construction Co. after 16 years of employment. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12 of Anderson and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Oliver) Hoppes; three sons, Donald L. Hoppes of Sonoma, Calif., Larry J. Hoppes and Brian E. Hoppes, both of Anderson; a daughter, Deanne Riggins of Anderson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery, near Middletown, where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or St. John's Hospice.

[NI7353] [Lacy Lines June 20, 2003.FTW]

Georgeann and Samuel Radford Ellington were raised by Thomas Wilson after their parents death.

[NI7391] Possible heir to brother Abraham Tipton - further research needed for a son named Samuel.

[NI7393] American Biographical Library
The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women
Volume II
Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution
Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
T
Fifteenth Virginia
page 544
Tipton, Abraham (Va). 2d Lieutenant 12th Virginia, 27th November, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, 20th May, 1777; resigned 16th March, 1778; served subsequently as Captain Virginia State Regiment, and was killed by Indians near Falls of the Ohio in 1781.

******

Revolutionary War Records VIRGINIA
SECTION IV

Moore, Peter, Lieut. (or Capt.) Inf. Adj. Crockett's Regt. Va. State Troops, Western Batt.; Col. Joseph Crockett, 1,782. (No. 9,228, item No. 15; 17,198.) Mentioned: Board of Officers: Col. John Montgomery, Maj. Thos. Quick, Capt. Robert George, Capt. Brashears, Capt. J. Girault, (Lieut.) Capt. Kenny, (Ens.) Lieut. Hugh McGavock, Lieut. James Magill, (Lieut.) Capt. Bernard Glenn., Capt. Benjamin Kinley, (Ens.) Lieut. Geo. Walls, (Ens.) Lieut. Rice Bullock, Lieut. Daniel Anderson, (Lieut.) Capt. Isaac Browning, Capt. John Chapman, Capt. Abraham Tipton, (Ens.) Lieut. Henry Dearing, (Ens.) Lieut. Samuel B. Green, Brig. Gen. G. R. Clarke, Benjamin Harrison, Jr.


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Revolutionary War Records VIRGINIA
SECTION IV

Daring (or Dearing), Henry, Lieut. Va. State Troops, Ens. Col. Joseph Crockett's Regt. Inf. (Nos. 7,923 and 14,692.) Mentioned: Col. Crockett, Maj. George Walls, Lieut. Jas. Slaughter, Hugh McGavock, Wm. Roberts, Capt. Abraham Tipton, Thos. Hudson.


*****

Revolutionary War Records VIRGINIA
SECTION III

4458 Tipton, Samuel (Heir) Tipton, Abraham State Line


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Revolutionary War Records VIRGINIA
SECTION 11, (7) TO (10) [DOCUMENT No. 32--LIST No. 4] ILLINOIS REGIMENT, WESTERN REGIMENT AND CAPTAIN FRANCIS CHARLOVILLES VOLUNTEERS, BOUNTY LANDS.

45. Tipton, Abraham Captain 4000 May, 1789.


*****

[NI7407] Joseph is living with daughter Pearl Gustin Perry on the 1930 census schedule for Madison Co., IN.

Veterans 1894 Census Records lists Joseph G. Gustin as a resident of Fall Creek Twp., Middletown, IN.

A newspaper article "Why I am Drawing a Pension" published on October 5, 1883, by the New Castle Courier, lists residents and the reason for their drawing a pension - Joseph is shown as "Heart" and paid the sum of $8.00 had been allowed.

G. A. R. Roster George W. Rader Post #119 Middletown, Indiana -
This Letter to the New Castle Courier appeared in the Jan 30, 1883 issue
"To the Editor of the Courier: Middletown, Ind. January 28, 1883

'By the request of Geo. W. Rader Post G. A. R., No. 119, Department of Indiana, I transmit to you a list of the members of our post for publication, as taken from descriptive book, showing number of regiment, length of service, rank, etc.:
Abram B. Hopper, 39th. Ohio Infantry, 3 years and 4 months, a private, wounded at Nick-a-Jack Creek, Georgia July 4, 1864
Flemon W. Painter, 10th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and 7 months, a sergeant.
Joseph G. Gustin, 140th. Indiana Infantry, 11 months, a private
Wm. M. Moore, 124th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and 11 months a 2nd lieutenant.
Joseph Graves, 69th. Ind. Inf. 3 yrs, a corp., Wounded at Champion Hills, Miss. May 16, 1883.
Peter McKenzie, 91st Ohio Infantry, 8 months.
John Dutton, 3d, Ohio Battery, 3 years, a private.
Richmond Wisehart, 57th. Indiana Infantry, 4 years, 2 months, 2nd Lieutenant, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.
James Graham, 69th. Indiana Infantry, 4 months, a Private.
John Munnell, 9th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and seven months, a private.
Josiah McCormack, 9th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and 4 months, a private.
George W. Tarkleson, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 4 years and 1 month, a captain.
Samuel Barrett, 118th. Indiana Infantry, 6 months, a private.
Thomas J. Ginn, 57th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 6 months, a private.
Isaac N. Chenoweth, 124th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and10 months, sergeant.
Joseph A. Young, 7th. Indiana Cavalry, 2 years and 1 month, a sergeant.
Joseph Dutton, 69th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
Benjamin H. Davis, 155th. Indiana Infantry, 6 months, a private.
Frederick Tykle, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 7 months, a captain.
Enoch Craig, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and 4 months, a private.
Thomas Morton, 81st Ohio Infantry, 3 years, 3 months, a colonel.
Collier M. Reed, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 8 months, Wounded at Rich Mountain, Georgia
Theophilus Everett, 2nd Indiana Cavalry and 124th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 6 months.
John Baker, U. S. C. T. Heavy Artillery, 2 years, a corporal.
David Stewart, 17th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year, a private.
B. W. Castetter, 48th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year 4 months, a private.
Jonathan Brattain, 34th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
William R. Fleming, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
Cyrus Vanmatre, 8Th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 7 months, wounded at Vicksburg, Miss. and Cedar Creek, Virginia.
Henry Sanders, 140Th. Indiana Infantry, 10 months, a private.
Lafe Bell, 53rd Kentucky Infantry, 1 year, a sergeant.
David T. Miller, 9Th. New York Infantry, 2 years and 8 months. Wounded at Petersburg, Va.
James T. Abshire, 2nd Indiana Cavalry, 3 years and 5 months, a private.
Cyrus Ellingwood, 39Th. Ind. Inf., 8 yrs. and 22 months, a corp., Wounded at Black River, N. C.
John M. Shoemaker, 69Th. Indiana Infantry, 8 years.
Levi P. Shoemaker, 8Th. Indian Infantry, 4 years, a lieutenant

Our post now numbers thirty-seven soldiers who were honorably discharged from the United States service during the late war of the rebellion, and we hold our regular meetings on Wednesday nights, at half past six sharp. We have now several applications of soldiers awaiting muster at future meetings. The objective of our association is to see that no soldier shall be in a suffering condition for the necessaries of life, also, to attend to the obsequies at the death of any soldier in our midst, and to extend the hand of charity in all cases necessary. We invite all ex-soldiers who were honorably discharged from the service, to unite with us, as the time is rapidly speeding by and soon but a few of us will remain to relate the incidents of a soldier's life. Our organization is not of political nature, and while in the order we all join together in looking after the interest of deserving soldiers and the families of soldiers of the late war.
It is our duty to protect the interest of deserving soldiers, and if we fail to guard such interest with a watchful eye, the time will not be far distant when a strong current of public sentiment will be pitted against the ex-soldiers, and they will be compelled to hesitate and reflect in their own minds whether it is not a disgrace, instead of an honor, to have been a veteran soldier. Boys, let us boldly march to the front and never hesitate to respect the men who stood gallantly during the dreadful war in defense of our proud banner. By the gallantry of the soldier boys the curse of slavery was driven from the land, the Union was saved and the results are peace and prosperity.

Richmond Wisehart
January 28, 1883"

[NI7408] Margaret is shown in many other trees as a Moore - further research needed. Moore may have been her maiden name and the Bristol name from a previous marriage.

[NI7452] Anderson Herald
Tuesday, September 25, 1951

HAROLD HOPPES

Harold Hoppes, age 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoppes, formerly of Anderson, died Saturday at General hospital, Indianapolis.

He is survived by his widow Jackie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoppes and the following aunts and uncles: Mrs. Carrie Baker, Mrs. Mary Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Leone Gulmire, Happy Hoppes and Richard Hoppes of Pendleton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stirling Funeral home, Indianapolis.

[NI7560] Anderson Herald
Monday, October 8, 1945

MRS. GERTIE HOPPES

Mrs. Gertie Hoppes, age 67, wife of Carl D. Hoppes, 1704 Brown street, died at 2 o'clock Friday morning at the family home after a brief illness. She had resided here fifty years.

Survivors besides the husband are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock ath the Bake Brothers funeral home with Dr. W. H. Bransford, pastor of the First Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Walk cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after noon today.

[NI7620] Local Resident's Grandson Expires

Raymond Eugene Hoppes, 3, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Hoppes, 1621 Dewey St., died yesterday morning at Portland, Ore.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hoppes, Portland, Ore.: two brothers; one sister, the great grandmother, Mrs. Sibby Crumbaugh of Anderson, and an aunt and uncle, Jerry and Jane Hoppes of Anderson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in Portland.

[NI7624] Anderson Herald
Tuesday, July 31, 1979

Dean and Anne Hoppes

Dr. Dean E. Hoppes, 56, and wife, Anne B. Hoppes, of 1303 Woodside Drive, died late Sunday afternoon in an automobile crash 20 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev.

A dentist in Anderson since 1948, Dr. Hoppes was a graduate of Anderson High School and attended Indiana University where he acquired his doctorate of dental surgery, Butler University and did his pre-dental work at Temple University. He also farmed in Union Township. He was a member of the Middletown Masonic Lodge, past president of the district Dental Association and Sigma Nu faternity. During World War II he served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and he was retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves.

Both members of Central Christian Church, Dr. Hoppes was an elder and former trustee of the church. Mrs. Hoppes was a member of the church choir and active with the Circle A. She was also a member of the Madison County Ladies Dental Auxillary. In earlier years, she had been active in performing arts traveling throughout the country with groups including the USO and an opera company based in Flordia.

Mrs. Hoppes came to Anderson 30 years ago from Indianapolis where she graduated from Arthur Jordan School of Music and appeared on her own radio show. She also attended Ball State University.

They are survived by six children, Mrs. Robert (Cheryl) Jackson of Indianapolis, Daphanie Hoppes of New Albany, Mrs. Steven (Deborah Jo) Ingmire of Texas, David Dean Hoppes of Cleveland, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Trish) Gustin of Anderson and Dean Edward Hoppes II of Anderson; his sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Eloise) Ellison Newman of Syracuse and Mrs. Howard (Ella Marie) Cronk of Anderson, her uncle, Arthur Heidrick of Danville, Ill; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown and Butz Funeral Home with Dr. Ted D. Hurst officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery at Middletown.

[NI7634] Anderson Herald
Tuesday, July 31, 1979

Dean and Anne Hoppes

Dr. Dean E. Hoppes, 56, and wife, Anne B. Hoppes, of 1303 Woodside Drive, died late Sunday afternoon in an automobile crash 20 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev.

A dentist in Anderson since 1948, Dr. Hoppes was a graduate of Anderson High School and attended Indiana University where he acquired his doctorate of dental surgery, Butler University and did his pre-dental work at Temple University. He also farmed in Union Township. He was a member of the Middletown Masonic Lodge, past president of the district Dental Association and Sigma Nu faternity. During World War II he served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and he was retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves.

Both members of Central Christian Church, Dr. Hoppes was an elder and former trustee of the church. Mrs. Hoppes was a member of the church choir and active with the Circle A. She was also a member of the Madison County Ladies Dental Auxillary. In earlier years, she had been active in performing arts traveling throughout the country with groups including the USO and an opera company based in Flordia.

Mrs. Hoppes came to Anderson 30 years ago from Indianapolis where she graduated from Arthur Jordan School of Music and appeared on her own radio show. She also attended Ball State University.

They are survived by six children, Mrs. Robert (Cheryl) Jackson of Indianapolis, Daphanie Hoppes of New Albany, Mrs. Steven (Deborah Jo) Ingmire of Texas, David Dean Hoppes of Cleveland, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Trish) Gustin of Anderson and Dean Edward Hoppes II of Anderson; his sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Eloise) Ellison Newman of Syracuse and Mrs. Howard (Ella Marie) Cronk of Anderson, her uncle, Arthur Heidrick of Danville, Ill; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown and Butz Funeral Home with Dr. Ted D. Hurst officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery at Middletown.

[NI7653] Originally we showed that Walter was married to Bessie Campbell. However, an obituary dated Saturday, August 24, 1963 in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, for a Walter C. Hoppes shows he is survived by wife Bessie, nephews David and Jasper - it does not show who his parents were.

The obit of Walter Hoppes son of Isaac & Lucy Hoppes, dated December 16, 1949, shows parents as Isaac & Lucy Hoppes, wife Ruth M. and daughters Mary E. & Cophene Hoppes. On the 1930 census, Mary and Cophene are listed in the household of Walter & Essie Hoppes, Adams Twp., ED 92, Page 9, Sheet 9A.

Further research needed to determine who wives Essie and Ruth M. were before marriage and the dates of marriage.

[NI7678] Tombstone for Willie Butler shows that he died at age 7 yr. 2 mo. and 16 days.

[NI7679] Seattle Times
January 25, 2004


LEWIS HARRY HOPPES

Lewis Harry HOPPES 76 a long time resident of Bellevue, died peacefully January 8th, 2004 at the Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation Center with his wife by his side. Born October 24, 1927 in Utah, Lewis grew up in Nevada where he graduated from High School. He served in the Navy during WWII and Korea as a Medical Corpman. Lewis married Marcella and raised two children, a son and daughter. He loved the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and finally settled in the Factoria area of Bellevue. Lewis was preceeded in death by his parents, Lewis and Annie Catherine Hoppes, sisters Kathryn and Evelyn, and brother Alan. He is survived by his wife Marcella, brother Donald Hoppes of Redding, CA., daughter Susan Krzyzewski of Seattle, son Leslie Hoppes, daughter-in-law Cordelia Finney-Hoppes and grandson Tyler Hoppes of Snohomish and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service is planned for Jan. 26th 1:30 p.m. at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent, WA.

[NI7707] Pearl remarried after Cass' death but the children retained the Hoppes name.

[NI7739] Alliance Times
August 2, 2002

Florence D. Shelmadine, 77
(Aug. 2) ALLIANCE - Florence D. Shelmadine, 77, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Box Butte General Hospital. She was born December 7, 1924, to Alfred and Sylvia (Partridge) Hoppes at Burwell.
She attended schools at Bennett County, S.D. and graduated from Bennett County High School at Martin, S.D. in 1942. After graduation she worked in Civil Service at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot at Igloo, S.D. for several years before moving to Long Beach, Calif. where she worked at the Regge Optical Company. She married Marion E. Kamerzell January 12, 1945, at Long Beach, and moved to Keyport, Wash. where Marion was stationed with the Marine Corps. After his discharge in September of 1945 they returned to Igloo, until 1946, when Marion was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She had worked as a secretary for C.H. Brittan and Langford Insurance Agency for 25 years, and for Stan Feddersen Insurance for 7 years. She married D.D. "Jimmie" Shelmadine April 22, 1983. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7, and the Eagles Auxiliary. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sherrilyn Kamerzell of Vacaville, Calif., James and Mary Kamerzell of Tucson, Ariz., and David and Jeanne Kamerzell of Windsor, California; step-children, Kay Morris of Lincoln, Lannie Shelmadine of Alliance, Sally Yeager of Fondu Lac, Wis., and Shelly Haines of Alliance; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Hoppes of Gering; and sister, Leola Mitchell of Gloucester, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and her husband, D.D. "Jimmie" Shelmadine.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5, at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Schutt officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church, Prairie Haven Hospice, or to the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


[NI7751] On the 1870 census, Samuel is listed as a 17 year old male living with his parents and sister Melvina.

[NI7784] The Shelby Star,
August 26, 2000
August 28, 2000

SHELBY - Mr. Thomas Lee "Tommy" Hoppes, 66, of 1016 S. Morgan St., died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at his home.

A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth Wilson Hoppes. He was retired from Doran Textiles and was a member of Second Baptist Church, Shelby. He served in the Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hoppes, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Loftis Hoppes of the home; a son, Chadwick Hoppes of Shelby; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Larry Coates of Boiling Springs; a brother and sister-in-law, Noah and Martha Hoppes of Shelby; a sister and brother-in-law, Nellie Sue and Bill Tessneer; two grandsons, Jonathan Hoppes and Kaleb Hoppes; and a granddaughter, Lillie Hoppes.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 at Lily Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Ernest Arnold officiating.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.

Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

The family will received friends, tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

[NI7800] In 1830, he is living beside Catherine Hoppes Poor aka Porr in Madison Co., IN. It shows he has one male child 5 or under years of age, one male 20 -30 years of age, 1 female 5 or under years of age, 1 female 5 - 10 years of age, 1 female 10 - 15 years of age, and one female 20 - 30 years of age.

[NI8024] If someone were willing to work on John Zehner's family, they might find he connects to Solomon Zehner and Salome Hoppes.

[NI8026] 1850 Polly Breiner is also living in the home of John Dreisbach.

[NI8069] In 1900, Ellis has married Myrtle Slipe and had several siblings living with them.

[NI8132] According to Edwin L. Hoppes, author of "Hoppes and Related Families" reports that Robert never married.

[NI8169] Houston Chronicle
Gerald Wesley Hoppas
June 16, 2005

GERALD WESLEY HOPPAS, 76, entered into rest on June 12, 2005, surrounded by his family at home in Houston, Texas. He was born October 12, 1928 in Dresden, Kansas to Maude Mildred Jeffery Hoppas and Stephen Alvin Hoppas, who both preceded him in death. He obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1956 and maintained a private practice in Houston for over 40 years. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Parrish Hoppas. He is also survived by his daughters, Teresa Anne and husband Philip Johnson, Jennifer Lynn Hoppas-Hyde and husband Danny Hyde II, and Cassandra Kay Slater; grandchildren Ryan Jeffery Forrest, Katherine Elizabeth Forrest, Brandon Wesley Hoppas, Benjamin Lee Slater, and Samuel Grant Slater; former sons-in-law, Thomas Forrest and Grant Slater; brother Wayne Keith Hoppas and sister Reva Jean Harvel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of longtime friends. Two brothers, Lyle Clyde Hoppas and Harold Heath Hoppas, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2005 at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline, Houston, Texas, (281) 440-1600. A private burial service will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Houston Area Parkinson Society or the charity of your choice.

[NI8203] Not certain if Mary is a child or if she is a sibling, further research needed, but she is listed in the household of William Delon aka Dillon on the 1860 census.

[NI8211] It is possible that Minerva is Martha Dillon's daughter, further research needed.

[NI8357] Reading Times/Reading Eagle
May 15, 2006

Mildred L. Slegowski
Mildred L. Slegowski, 89, formerly of Reading, died May 13 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient for seven days. She was taken there from ManorCare Health Services Inc., Muhlenberg Township, where she had been since March 29.

Her husband, Thaddeus Slegowski, died Dec. 6, 1975.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Mary Jane (Swoyer) Eisenhower.

Slegowski is survived by a son, Edwin W., Whitfield.

Other survivors include a sister, Laura (Eisenhower) Hinnershitz, Reading.

There are also three grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing. Burial will be in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Reading. Kopicki-Bradley Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

[NI8419] Name is hard to make out on son Adam's marriage application.

[NI8551] March 18, 1927 -- Nov. 24, 2003

PENDLETON -- After a long and courageous battle with cancer, and with his family at his residence bedside, Donald Charles Michael, 76, victoriously went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2003.

Born in Anderson on March 18, 1927, to Charles A. and Eunice (Hulse) Michael, he grew up on a farm near Pendleton and became acquainted with hard work at an early age. He attended Pendleton schools, graduating in 1945. He felt honored to have been elected president of his class during all four years of high school. Don played three years as center for the Pendleton Irish.

He attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and worked at Delco Remy Division of General Motors in tool design and as mold room foreman of Department 756 in Plant 7. He later became a partner in Salem Tool & Manufacturing Inc., Daleville, retiring as sole owner in 2001.

On Oct. 17, 1948, he married Norma Jeanne Gustin and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this October. Following hospital stays, the couple moved to CrownPointe retirement facility, Anderson, November 2002
Anderson Herald Bulletin

Donald C. Michael



Donald C. Michael

March 18, 1927 -- Nov. 24, 2003

PENDLETON -- After a long and courageous battle with cancer, and with his family at his residence bedside, Donald Charles Michael, 76, victoriously went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2003.

Born in Anderson on March 18, 1927, to Charles A. and Eunice (Hulse) Michael, he grew up on a farm near Pendleton and became acquainted with hard work at an early age. He attended Pendleton schools, graduating in 1945. He felt honored to have been elected president of his class during all four years of high school. Don played three years as center for the Pendleton Irish.

He attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and worked at Delco Remy Division of General Motors in tool design and as mold room foreman of Department 756 in Plant 7. He later became a partner in Salem Tool & Manufacturing Inc., Daleville, retiring as sole owner in 2001.

On Oct. 17, 1948, he married Norma Jeanne Gustin and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this October. Following hospital stays, the couple moved to CrownPointe retirement facility, Anderson, November 2002
Anderson Bulletin Herald


PENDLETON -- After a long and courageous battle with cancer, and with his family at his residence bedside, Donald Charles Michael, 76, victoriously went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2003.

Born in Anderson on March 18, 1927, to Charles A. and Eunice (Hulse) Michael, he grew up on a farm near Pendleton and became acquainted with hard work at an early age. He attended Pendleton schools, graduating in 1945. He felt honored to have been elected president of his class during all four years of high school. Don played three years as center for the Pendleton Irish.

He attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and worked at Delco Remy Division of General Motors in tool design and as mold room foreman of Department 756 in Plant 7. He later became a partner in Salem Tool & Manufacturing Inc., Daleville, retiring as sole owner in 2001.

On Oct. 17, 1948, he married Norma Jeanne Gustin and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this October. Following hospital stays, the couple moved to CrownPointe retirement facility, Anderson, November 2002.

Don himself built their home in woods located at the intersection of U.S. 36 and County Road 150 West. He loved gardening and took great pleasure in supplying delicious tomatoes and other produce to his neighbors, family and friends. Along with his brother Dale, he coached the champions of the first year of the junior league baseball program in Pendleton. He was a member of the Madison Lodge 44 F&AM and received his 50-year pin on Feb. 5, 2003.

Don is survived by many loved ones and friends including his wife, Norma Jeanne; sons, Rex Michael and Kirk (wife, Jackie) Michael; and grandchildren, Joshua, Kristen and Jordan Michael, all of the Anderson area.

He is also survived by sisters, Charlene Robinson of Anderson and Carolyn (husband, Kenneth) Rushton of Glenwood; brothers, Dale (wife, Joan) Michael and Kenneth (wife, Juliann) Michael, both of Pendleton; along with 14 nieces and nephews and many cousins, most residing in Madison County.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton, with the Rev. Michael Canada of the Pendleton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate his life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Hospice, Hopewell Center of Madison County, or the Pendleton Christian Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2003
The Muncie Star Press

Donald C. Michael, 76

ANDERSON - Donald Charles Michael, 76, Pendleton, formerly of Anderson, died Monday at home after a long illness.

Born in Anderson, Mr. Michael grew up near Pendleton and attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. He worked at Delco Remy Division of General Motors in tool design and as a mold room foreman. He later became a partner in Salem Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., Daleville, retiring as sole owner in 2001.

Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Norma Jeanne; two sons, Rex and Kirk Michael; two sisters, Charlene Robinson and Carolyn Rushton; two brothers, Dale and Kenneth Michael; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Wilson-St. Pierre, Bright Chapel in Pendleton.

Burial: Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

Calling: 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials: St. John's Hospice, Hopewell Center of Madison County or the Pendleton Christian Church building fund


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[NI8555]

11-20-1828 Elizabeth and Wood by John Tipton of Franklin Co., OH

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12-18-1828 William Gundy William and Keziah Johnston by John Tipton in Franklin Co., OH

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11-29-1818 Lewis Johnston and Elizabeth Strader by Joames Hoge, of Fraklin Co., OH

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11[2p[1i2o Qbrahham Woood ad Elizabeth Gundy by John Tipton of Franklin Co.

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Athey Arthur Polly Lain on Dec. 23, 1929 by John Tipton JP 2-237

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Matthew McHenry and Sarah Octobe 1291835 by John Tipton

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Joseph Milvin and Elizabeth Gardiner m. 12-14-1826 by John Tipton of Franklin Co., IN

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Dyerd , John Estate of Feb. 20, 1834, Mary Dyer and John Reid appointed as admrs. Securities, Joseph Foster and Reuben P. Mann aApprs., Charles Hunter, Willam Walker and Thomas Tipton

[NI8569] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946


Name: Elmer L Hoppes
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
County or City: Carbon

Enlistment Date: 11 Apr 1944
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: New Cumberland
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test
Marital Status: Married
Height: 00
Weight: 003

[NI8648] HOPPES, ROBERT L.

B. January 20, 1927, Claypool, Indiana
D. November 24, 1986 Melbourne, Florida
Parents: Thurlow & Alma (Blue) Hoppus
Married in 1947 to Dererthea Smith, who died in 1979.
Marrie: (2) Norma Hardy
Survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. John (Cindy Kinch Mrs. Nancy Carper: 3 sons: Michael, Mark & Eddie 8 grandchildren
Preceded in death by: 1 brother and one sister.

[NF0010] Oct. 18, 1807 date provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NF0012] October 13, 1806 date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF0016] March 11, 1815 date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF0039] Marriage record shows they were married at the home of Mr. Luthers.

[NF0043] Marriage was held at the home of Tellitha' (Tabitha) parents, Elijah & Elizabeth Phillips Hoppes, in Redkey, Jay Co., IN

[NF0065] Also show she was married to Clarence Steed. Further research needed.

[NF0084] Marriage date provided by Harry Hoppes, further research needed for exact date.

[NF0166] Second marriage for Earl Hoppes

[NF0212] October 20, 1909 marriage date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF0224] A divorce record found in Green Co., MO for an Addison E. Hoppes shows that he divorced a woman named Margaret V. Hoppes (nee unknown) on September 21, 1912.

This is the only Addison I know about at this time, so have made her the 3rd wife since the divorce date is after the first two marriage dates.

Further research needed on Addison to determine who Margaret V. is, or if this is another name for one of the other two spouses.

[NF0243] November 16, 1916 date provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NF0320] December 19, 1882 marriage date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF0359] NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST GENEALOGICAL RECORD; VOLUME 10; PART 1; JAN., 1932
ARTICLE: NEBRASKA MARRIAGE RECORDS - RICHARDSON COUNTY, PAGE 9


Apr. 10, 1860, Matthew Moore and Elizabeth Hoppes, at residence
of Elizabeth Hoppes, by Thos. Davis, M. G.

[NF0416] July 13, 1913 date provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NF0706] January 25, 1875 date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF0765] October 5, 1882 date provided by Harry Hoppes.

[NF0822] 30 Mar 1892 marriage date found in Kosciusko Co., Marriages, Book J, Page 150

[NF1101] Rochester Senteniel
Saturday, November 12, 1881

Married:- Mr Schuyler RHODES to Miss Mary HUNTER

[NF1137] Never married but fathered three children.

[NF1162] Date based on 1900 Census Schedule, Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH, Series: T623; Microfilm: 1323; Book: 1; Page: 329.

[NF1258] Marriage date recorded as January 05, 1864, five years after Daniel Hoppes birth.

[NF1265] In her Declaration for Widow's Pension, Catherine gives different dates of marriage. October 1, 1871 in Ross Township, Luzerne Co., by Rev. Samuel McVey; February 14, 1899 by John Snyder, Justice of the Peace at Bear Swamp, Luzerne Co., PA; October 1, 1860

[NF1319] December 15, 1870 marriage date provided by Harry Hoppes

[NF1547] Unknown Paper (Probably "THE BANNER")

Miss Riley Becomes Bride of Mr. Owens

Miss Thelma Elaine Riley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Riley of Knightstown became the bride of Rex D. Owens, son of Mrs. Walter Watson of Knightstown. The single ring Ceremony was read Thursday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest A. Addison in Knightstown.

The Rev. Mr. Addison officiated and the couple was attended by Mrs. Lowell Hinkle of Mechanicsburg, sister of the bride, and Mr. Hinkle.

The bride was graduated from the Knightstown high school and the bridegroom was graduated from the Charlottesville high school. He was honorably discharged from the armed forces after serving for more than three years, 15 months of which was spent in the ETO. He is now employed by the Standard Oil Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley and Mr. and Mrs. Watson also witnessed the ceremony.

[NF1549] Edith was divorced, Walter had never been married.

[NF1575] Records show date of marriage as August 13, 1849 in Lewis Co., KY. This date seems to have come from LDS records and upon further checking, have discounted their record on this marriage due to it being a patron submission. John Riley was born in 1842, making it impossible for this date to be correct.

[NF1936] Not know if Unknown died or they divorced. Further research needed - obtain marriage records and death/divorce papers.

[NF1937] This marriage might have ended in the death of Mr. Landis or in divorce, further research needed.

[NF1947] Unknown at this time whether Unknown Boyer died or if they were divorced, further research needed.

[NF2110] Eight children were born to this union and are listed in Balliet genealogy.

[NF2111] Baptismal records exist for three children born to this union at Ben Salem Church, Carbon Co., PA.

[NF2112] Baptismal records exist for two children born to this union at Ben Salem Church, Carbon Co., PA.

[NF2113] Baptismal records exist for three children born to this union at Ben Salem church, Carbon Co., PA. Then moved to Richland Co., OH.

[NF2115] Reported to have eight children and numerous descendants, one being, Dr. Myron Lechleitner of Houston, TX.

[NF2915] Another researcher closer to the family believes the date of marriage is February 21, 1913 - further research needed to determine actual date.

[NS21152] Good

[NS21153] In possession

[NS21411] Book gives you the Book and Page Number of Origianl Record - In this case, it was Portrait & Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties Indiana, page 425

[NS21413] In possession

[NS16911] This was a look up provided by Betty Creath

[NS19993] Genealogy Library

[NS21781] A lot of errors in this bio regarding Charles Henry's ancestors.

[NS21783] Schuylkill Co. Historical Society Holdings

[NS18833] On-Line

[NS18903] Family History Center Film

[NS18952] Good

[NS18953] Anderson Public Library

[NS19052] Good

[NS19053] In possession

[NS22101] The source of all info on the Haps/Happes family, prior to arriving in America in this data base, comes from this book.

[NS22102] Excellent

[NS22103] Book in possession

[NS17611] Go to the state archives and search Jay Co., IN for Hoppes.

[NS17612] Transcribed diary of deaths

[NS17613] sites.rootsweb.com

[NS17711] Books & CD's

[NS22233] Internet

[NS19252] Excellent

[NS19253] In possession

[NS19351] This material it typed and bound in a three ring binder. Contains names and addresses for those who provided information on their families, so I believe information past 1920 to be fairly accurate.

[NS19352] Excellent

[NS19353] In possession

[NS20891] This is information that has been used by researchers for years, though no records have been located confirming the event.

[NS22493] Genealogy Library

[NS19512] Excellent

[NS19513] In possession

[NS18013] Genealogy Library

[NS16521] AFN files are used with caution and every attempt has been made to verify the information reported.

[NS22583] Genealogy Library

[NS22633] Genealogy Library

[NS16593] Genealogy Library


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