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Hopper Family Chart

UPDATED 6/29/2009

Researching the Hopper family has been the most rewarding genealogical endeavor that I have undertaken. With the help of several other researchers, I have been able to piece together over a period of five years a puzzle spanning almost four hundred years of history that joins a modest mid-western family of farmers and bricklayers along the Ohio River to the adventurous Dutch seafarers and merchants that first settled along the Hudson River in New Netherlands in the mid-1600s. I have met some wonderful people along the way. I learned of a man who I consider to be a genuine hero and inspiration, my great-great grandfather Hiram Hopper, who was widowed twice and married three times, a man who saw many of his children die yet rose to become a pillar in his community of Greenville, Indiana. I learned about his grandfather, Captain Jonathan Hopper of the Bergen County Militia who was murdered by Loyalist Tories during the Revolutionary War, while his wife and two infant children were forced to watch ( CLICK HERE  for story). I explored ground that had not been explored before, since the Hoppers that left New York and New Jersey had been forgotten by other Hopper family researchers.  I met, via the internet, some of these other researchers who were extremely helpful. Finally, in the Fall of 2002, I was able to attend a reunion of some of Hiram Hopper's descendants in Indiana, who I never knew existed before this research began.

This page is dedicated to my late and revered grandmother, Susie (Hopper) Ott, who loved to tell stories to her grandchildren about her ancestors, who tried to write down her memories in her later years when time and hardships had blurred some of the facts, and who did not have the advantages provided by computers and the internet. Because her parents were divorced soon after she was born, she never really learned of her Hopper family heritage.


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New Amsterdam Stadthuys (City Hall) - 1654            Early Dutch Traders among the Mohawk Indians
(Originally built 1641-42, served as City Tavern)                           on the Hudson River - New Netherlands  

For more information concerning the New Jersey and New York Hopper family,
CLICK HERE to see Maria Pratt Hopper's
website "Ree's Trees"

 

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(1)  ANDRIES WILLEMZEN HOPPE (? - 1658) m. GEERTJE HENDRICKS

    (2) HENDRICK HOPPE (1656 - ?) m. MARITJE JANSE VAN BLARCOM (1661 - before 1724)
         daughter of Jan Lubbertson VAN BLARCOM and Magdaleentje Janse THEUNIS

         (3)  JAN HENDRICKSE HOPPE (1682 - abt. 1766) m. RACHEL TERHUNE (1690 - BEF. 1766)
               daughter of Albert Albertse TERHUNE and  Hendrickje Stevense VAN VOORHEES
                                                                                   
              (4)  ALBERT J. HOPPER (1717 - 1795) m.  RACHEL ALYEA (1723 - bef. 1765)
                    daughter of 
Pieter ALIEE and Margaret Albertse VAN VOORHEES

                    (5) JONATHAN HOPPER (1752 - 1779) m. MARGRIETJE WANAMAKER (1759 - 1815)
                           daughter of Christian WANAMAKER and
Margaret (Margarietje) SCHUART

                          (6)  ALBERT HOPPER (1776 - 1845) m. MARTHA HARRISON (1781 - 1835)
                               daughter of Adonijah HARRISON and Abby HAVEN or HAVER

(7) HIGHRAM (HIRAM) HOPPER (1812 - 1890) m. ELIZA ANN WHITLOCK (1818 - 1854)
     daughter of William Whitlock and (Unknown)

    (8)  WILLIAM H. HOPPER (1844 - ca. 1899) m. CHRISTINA SUMMERS (1842 - 1919)
           daughter of Joseph SUMMERS and Elizabeth UTZ

       (9) SUSIE HOPPER (1879 - 1971) m. WILLIAM OTT (1874 - 1963)
             son of Ferdinand OTT and Anna Maria ROTH

           (10) MERVIN OTT (1905 - 1976) m. ROSE NOOYEN (1901 - 1952)
                  daughter of Alexis NOOYEN and Adelia HERMANS

               (11) JOHN D. "JACK" OTT

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(1) 1. ANDRIES WILLEMZEN HOPPE
Birth Date: ?
Birth Place: ?
Death Date: 1658
Death Place: New Netherlands, America
Spouse: GEERTJE HENDRICKS(E)
Birth Place: the Netherlands
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Children: Tryntje, Willem, Hendrick, Matthys Adolphus

NOTE:  It is not known where Andries Willemzen HOPPE was born. Olin Zabriskie
            speculates that he may have been Dutch, English, German, or even Scandinavian.
            In the 1600s, Amsterdam was a major center of trade and commerce in Europe,
            with a very international flavor. By the 1650s, Andries was a successful trader
            along the Hudson River in New Netherlands (later New York). It is felt that he
            arrived in the New World shortly before 1650, and probably married Geertje
            Hendricks after he arrived there. Researchers are quite certain that Geertje
            was born in Gelderland, Netherlands.  After Andries died in 1658, his widow
            was remarried to Dirk Gerritsen Van Dien, and the family left New York to settle
            in what would become Bergen County, New Jersey.  With her second husband,
            Geertje became the matron of a second family in the New York/New Jersey area.
 

(2) 1.1 Tryntje HOPPE
Birth Date: 1651
Birth Place: New Amsterdam
Christen Date: 10 Sep 1651
Christen Place: New Amsterdam
Death Date: 8 May 1716
Death Place: Bergen, NJ
Spouse: Frederick THOMASE
Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1672
Marriage Place: New York

(2) 1.2 Willem HOPPE
Birth Date: 1654
Birth Place: New Amsterdam
Christen Date: 29 Mar 1654
Christen Place: New Amsterdam
Spouse: Meijou PAULUS
Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1679
Marriage Place: New York 

(2) 1.3 HENDRICK HOPPE
Birth Date: Jan 1656
Birth Place: New Amsterdam (New York NY)
Death Date: After Sep 1737
Death Place: ?
Spouse: MARITJE JANSE VAN BLARCOM
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1661
Birth Place: Bergen, NJ
Death Date: Before 1724
Death Place: ?
Spouse Father: JAN LUBBERTSEN (VAN BLARCOM) (1632-1711)
Spouse Mother: MAGDALEENTJE JANSE THEUNIS (1644-)
Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1680
Marriage Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Children: Andries H, Jan Hendrickse, Willem, Tryntje, Leah, Rachel,
              Gerrit, Geertje 

(3) 1.3.1 Andries H HOPPE
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1681
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Abagail ACKERMAN 

(3) 1.3.2 JAN HENDRICKSE HOPPE
Birth Date: 1682
Birth Place: Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ
Christen Date: 26 Jun 1682
Christen Place: Bergen, NJ
Death Date: About 1766
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Spouse: RACHEL TERHUNE
Birth Date: Apr 1690
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Death Date: Before 1766
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Spouse Father: ALBERT ALBERTSE TERHUNE
Spouse Mother: HENDRICKJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES
Marriage Date: Jul 1707
Marriage Place: Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ
Children: Maria, Hendriktje, Hendrick J.,  Antje,  Albert J., 
              Tryntje (Catherine), Willemtje (1), Gerrit J., Jan Janse, 
              Willemtje (2),  Andries Janse 

(4) 1.3.2.1 Maria HOPPER
Birth Date: 1708
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 4 Jul 1708
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Albert WESTERVELT 

(4) 1.3.2.2 Hendriktje HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1710
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 26 Jan 1710
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Abraham A. ACKERMAN 

(4) 1.3.2.3 Hendrick J. HOPPER
Birth Date: 1712
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 30 Mar 1712
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Catherina VAN HOUTEN 

(4) 1.3.2.4 Antje HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1714
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 28 Feb 1714
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Pieter ACKERMAN 

(4) 1.3.2.5a ALBERT J. HOPPER
Birth Date: 1717
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Christen Date: 5 May 1717
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: 3 Jun 1795
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
1st Spouse: RACHEL ALYEA
Birth Date: Feb 1723
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Death Date: Before 1765
Spouse Father: PIETER ALIEE (1685-1750)
Spouse Mother: MARGARET ALBERTSE VAN VOORHEES
                                         (1695-1750)
Marriage Date: 26 Jun 1744
Marriage Place: Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ
Children: Garret A., John A., Margrietje (1), Peter A., Jonathan,
              Margrietje (2) 

(5) 1.3.2.5a.1 Garret A. HOPPER
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1755
Birth Place: Hoppertown, NJ
Death Date: 18 Dec 1830
Death Place: Hoppertown, NJ 

(5) 1.3.2.5a.2 John A. HOPPER
Birth Date: 17 Mar 1745
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 14 Apr 1745
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Marytje COOPER 

(5) 1.3.2.5a.3 Margrietje (1) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1747
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 5 Apr 1747
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(5) 1.3.2.5a.4 Peter A. HOPPER
Birth Date: ?
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Elisabeth VAN HORN 

(5) 1.3.2.5a.5 JONATHAN HOPPER
Birth Date: 1752
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen Co., NJ
Christen Date: 29 Oct 1752
Christen Place: Paramus Reformed Dutch Church
Death Date: 21 Apr 1779
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Spouse: MARGARET (MARGRIETJE) WANAMAKER
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1759
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Death Date: 24 Nov 1815
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Spouse Father: CHRISTIAN WANAMAKER (1722-1783)
Spouse Mother: MARGARET (MARGRIETJE) SCHUART (1728-1797)
Children: Albert, (Unknown) 

NOTE:  During the night of April 21, 1779, a group of Tories,
            Americans who opposed the Revolutionary War and were
            loyal to King George of England, raided the Hopper farm
            and killed Jonathan as he lay in his bed,wounded by a
            gunshot. CLICK HERE to read the entire story.
(6) 1.3.2.5a.5.1 ALBERT HOPPER
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1776
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Christen Date: 6 Oct 1776
Christen Place: Paramus Reformed Dutch Church
Death Date: 23 Mar 1845
Death Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cem. Hamilton Co
Spouse:
MARTHA HARRISON
Birth Date: 5 Feb 1781
Birth Place: Orange, Essex Co., NJ
Death Date: 18 Mar 1835
Death Place: Cincinnati, OH
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cem. Hamilton Co. OH
Known Children: Samuel,  Hiram, Adonijah, Jonathan, William

Spouse Parents: ADONIJAH HARRISON and ABBY HAVEN
Spouse Grandparents:  MATHEW HARRISON and MARY
                                   DODD

NOTE: The HARRISON family resided primarily in Essex Co., 
New Jersey in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They were
of English descent, emigrating to America in the mid-1600s,
settling originally in Connecticut before moving on to NJ.
Martha HARRISON's brother, Hiram HARRISON, was Albert
HOPPER's business partner, next door neighbor in New York,
and namesake for Albert's son Hiram HOPPER.  Hiram
HARRISON migrated to Cincinnati with the HOPPER family,
then returned to New York City.

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.1 Samuel HOPPER
Birth Date: 24 Jul 1804
Birth Place: New York, NY
Death Date: 31 Dec 1868
Death Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Spouse: Mary ?
Birth Date: ?
Death Date: ?  

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2  HIRAM HOPPER 

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HIRAM HOPPER and his descendants.

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.3 Adonijah HOPPER
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1815
Birth Place: New York, NY
Death Date: 16 Mar 1870
Death Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Spouse: Mary ?
Birth Date: ?
Death Date: ?  

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.4 Jonathan HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1820
Birth Place: New York Co.,  NY
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Elisabet ?
Birth Date: ?
Death Date: ?  

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.5 William HOPPER
Birth
Date: 1821
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
Death Date: 2 Apr 1894
Death Place: Hamilton Co., OH
1st Spouse: Martha CARY
Birth Date: 1824

Birth Place: Mt. Pleasant, OH
Death Date: 9 October 1871
Death Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1844
Marriage Place: Hamilton Co., OH

2nd Spouse:  Elizabeth ?
Birth Date: abt. 1834
Birth Place: England
Death Date: after 1880

NOTE: Although he was born in Bergen Co., NJ, Albert chose to make his first home
in New York City's lower west side, where he and his wife Martha began raising their family.Sometime around 1820 or shortly before, they left their home in New York City with their children and traveled west to Hamilton County, Ohio, where his distant cousins Jemima, Aaron, Abraham, and Garret HOPPER had settled about fifteen years earlier. (Their common ancestors were
1.3 HENDRICK HOPPE and  MARITJE JANSE VAN BLARCOM.) While these other Hoppers established farms in Anderson Township, Albert established a grocery business in Cincinnati near 7th and John Street. His sons also established their own businesses, becoming bricklayers or chairmakers. When Albert died in 1845, his son Hiram ran the grocery business for several years, but finally sold it in the early 1850s and moved to Greenville, Indiana. There he resumed his bricklaying business,did some farming, and provided a stopover point for travelers between Louisville/New Albany and Paoli, Indiana.

(6) 1.3.2.5a.5.2 (Unknown) HOPPER
Birth Date:
Before 1779
Birth Place: Bergen Co., NJ 

NOTE: This sibling of ALBERT HOPPER was never
identified in the narrative accounts of their father’s
death nor mentioned in the Will of their grandfather,
ALBERT J. HOPPER.

(5) 1.3.2.5a.6 Margrietje (2) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1754
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 13 Oct 1754
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?

2nd Spouse of ALBERT J. HOPPER: Rachel VAN IDERSTYNE
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1729
Birth Place: Bergen, NJ
Death Date: 3 Nov 1800
Death Place: Bergen Co., NJ
Marriage Date: 1765
Marriage Place: Schraalenburgh, NJ
Children: Isaac A., Andrew A, Marytje, Elisabeth, Jacob 

(5) 1.3.2.5b.1 Isaac A. HOPPER
Birth Date: 1765
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 12 Jan 1766
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Rachel COOPER 

(5) 1.3.2.5b.2 Andrew A HOPPER
Birth Date: 1767
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 27 Sep 1767
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(5) 1.3.2.5b.3 Marytje HOPPER
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1769
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 29 Jan 1769
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Thomas CHAPPLE 

(5) 1.3.2.5b.4 Elisabeth HOPPER
Birth Date: 15 May 1771
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 2 Jun 1771
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Abraham BROWER 

(5) 1.3.2.5b.5 Jacob HOPPER
Birth Date: 1754
Birth Place: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Christen Date: 8 Dec 1754
Christen Place: Paramus RDC
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(4) 1.3.2.6 Tryntje (Catherine) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1719
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 1 Jan 1720
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Stephen J. ZABRISKIE 

(4) 1.3.2.7 Willemtje (1) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1722
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 7 Apr 1722
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: Before 1727
Death Place: Paramus, NJ 

(4) 1.3.2.8 Gerrit J. HOPPER
Birth Date: 1724
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 10 May 1724
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ?
Spouse: Elsie EARL 

(4) 1.3.2.9 Jan Janse HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1726
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: About 1726
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(4) 1.3.2.10 Willemtje (2) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1727
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Christen Date: 18 Jun 1727
Christen Place: Hackensack Ref. Dutch Ch.
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(4) 1.3.2.11 Andries Janse HOPPER
Birth Date: ?
Birth Place: Paramus, NJ
Death Date: ?
Death Place: ? 

(3) 1.3.3 Willem HOPPE
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 2 Apr 1684
Christen Place: Hackensack, NJ 

(3) 1.3.4 Tryntje HOPPE
Birth Date: 1685
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 5 Oct 1685
Christen Place: Hackensack, NJ
Spouse: Pieter Gerritse VAN ALLEN 

(3) 1.3.5 Leah HOPPE
Birth Date: 1690
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 20 Jan 1691
Christen Place: Hackensack, NJ 

(3) 1.3.6 Rachel HOPPE
Birth Date: ?
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Spouse: Barent DE BOOG 

(3) 1.3.7 Gerrit HOPPE
Birth Date: 1696
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 25 Dec 1696
Christen Place: Hackensack, NJ
Spouse: Catherine CASSOUW 

(3) 1.3.8 Geertje HOPPE
Birth Date: ?
Birth Place: Hackensack, NJ
Christen Date: 26 Mar 1699
Christen Place: Hackensack, NJ 

(2) 1.4 Matthys Adolphus HOPPE
Birth Date: 1658
Birth Place: New Amsterdam
Christen Date: 3 Mar 1658
Christen Place: New Amsterdam

 *************************HIRAM HOPPER AND DESCENDANTS************************

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2. HIRAM  HOPPER    
Birth Date: 11 September 1812 
Birth Place: New York

NOTE:  Conflicting information exists regarding Hiram's date and place of birth.
His gravestone indicates that he was born in New york on 11 September 1812. 
Some census data agrees with that year, while others show 1814. The 1812 date
appears to be correct. Similarly, some records indicate that Hiram was born in
Ohio, but these are certainly incorrect.

Death Date: 22 August 1890  
Death Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Occupations:  Bricklayer, farmer
, Floyd County Commissioner 
1st Spouse: ELIZA ANN WHIT(E)LOCK  
Birth Date: 14 February 1818
Birth Place: Kentucky 
Death Date: 11 December 1854
 
Death Place: Floyd Co. IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, Floyd Co., IN 
Spouse's Father: (unverified)  WILLIAM N. WHITLOCK, Sr. (1795-1875)
Marriage Date: 17 July 1835
 
Marriage Place: New Albany, Floyd Co., IN
Children of Hiram and Eliza: Livingston (Levingston), Hiram Jr, George A.,
                                          William H.
, Evaline, Elizabeth, (Anna)
  

NOTES:  Although Hiram and Eliza Ann were married in Floyd County, Indiana in 1835,
they returned to Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and began to raise their family.  
At some point between 1850 and 1853 the Hoppers returned permanently to Floyd County
where they took up farming in Greenville Township.
 Hiram also continued in the bricklayer
trade. With his friend and business partner Joseph SUMMERS, he built many of the early
homes in western Floyd County.
According to his obituary in the NEW ALBANY LEDGER
in August 1890, Hiram also served two terms as a Floyd County Commissioner.

 

More about William WHITLOCK: it is known that Eliza Ann WHITLOCK was born in
Kentucky in 1818, and written family history says that she was born in Kenton County.
However, Kenton Co. did not exist at that time. The 1820 Census for Kentucky shows
a William WHITLOCK living in Boone Co., KY, which, like Kenton Co., was formed
from Campbell Co., KY. It also indicates that there was a daughter under five years of
age in the household. William does not appear in any subsequent census rolls for those
Kentucky counties, but a William WHITLOCK does appear in 1830 and later census
rolls living in Greenville Township in Floyd Co.,IN. The 1830 census data includes a
female child of the same age range as Eliza Ann, but she is no longer shown in the
1840 census and later (she married Hiram HOPPER in 1835). Floyd Co. records also
show that this same William WHITLOCK married Julia Ann MONAGHAN in 1835, about
two weeks after Hiram and Eliza Ann were married. In 1850, William and Julia were
living in Greenville. This census also shows a William N. WHITLOCK, Jr., in the house-
hold, born about 1826 in Kentucky.According to the same census, William WHITLOCK, Sr.,
was born in Virginia about 1796, and Julia appears to behis second wife. The name of
William's first wife, and Eliza Ann's mother, is not known. Marriage records from Virginia
show that a William WHITLOCK married Nancy MONTGOMERY in Frederick County in
January 1814, and another William WHITLOCK married Anna FARIS in Pittsylvania Co.
in July 1817. Subsequent census data shows neither family as still being in Virginia,
suggesting that both moved west shortly after their marriages. No data was found to
determine which couple it was that settled first in Kentucky, then later in Indiana.

In the 1860 Census, when Hiram HOPPER first appears living in Greenville, the
WHITLOCK's are no longer living in that township but instead are located in Lafayette
Township in Floyd Co. This suggests that William sold or gave his Greenville homestead
to his daughter and son-in-law in the early 1850s (before Eliza Ann died in 1854), which
facilitated their move from Cincinnati to Greenville. Despite all of this evidence, no firm
proof such as a birth record has been found to link Eliza Ann to the Floyd County
WHITLOCK's. It appears that William and Julia Ann WHITLOCK both died in the 1870's
in Lafayette Township, near Floyd Knobs.  William Whitlock, Jr. apparently Eliza Ann's
younger brother (b. 1826 in Kentucky), named one of his daughters Eliza, further evi-
dence that Eliza Ann was a part of this Whitlock family.

Recent information obtained from Floyd County concerning the Monahan Cemetery in
Georgetown shows William Whitlock, born 5 November 1795, died 6 January 1875,
buried with his wife Julia Ann Monaghan, born 18 October 1813  and died 26 December
1874. Also buried there was their son Jacob, died in 1843 at the age of 7.Census data
also suggests that William and Julia Ann also had a daughter who died in childhood,
but no burial information could be found.

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1 Livingston (Levingston) HOPPER
Birth Date: 1836
Birth Place: Hamilton Co. OH
 
Death Date: 16 September 1885
Death Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cem., Cincinnati, OH
Spouse: Mary Frances LYON

Marriage Date: 9 January 1866
Marriage Place: Hamilton Co. Ohio
Occupation:  Bricklayer
Death Date: 16 September 1885
Death Place: Cincinnati, OH
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cem., Cincinnati, OH
Spouse Father: James J. LYON
Spouse Mother: Harriett HULL
Children: Harry Livingston, Harriet Elizabeth, Charles Weltard,
              Minnie Alice, Blanche May

NOTE:  When the Hopper family left Ohio to resettle in Indiana,
Levingston, then a young man, remained in Ohio and lived the
rest of his life there.

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.1 Harry Livingston HOPPER
Birth Date: 16 April 1867
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Death Date: 22 November 1932
Death Place: Cincinnati, OH

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.2 Harriett Elizabeth HOPPER
Birth Date: 30 January 1872
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., OH

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.3 Charles Weltard HOPPER
Birth Date: 9 December 1874
Birth Date: Hamilton Co., OH

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.4 Minnie Alice HOPPER
Birth Date: 12 March 1877 (twin)
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., OH

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.5 Blanch May HOPPER
Birth Date: 12 March 1877 (twin)
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Death Date: bef. 1880
Death Place: Hamilton Co., OH

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.2 Hiram HOPPER Jr 
Birth Date: 1838
 
Birth Place: Hamilton Co. OH
Death Date: ca 1891
Death Place: Ohio
Spouse: Abbie ROGERS (unverified)
Marriage Date: ca. 1870
Known children: Walter, Cora, Charles, Eva

NOTE: Hiram Hopper Jr. served in the Union Army in
the Civil War as a private in G Company, 19th Ohio
Infantry during the last few months of the Civil War.
The Unit served in General Sherman's Army in the
later stages of the war, participating in the Battles of
Shiloh, Atlanta and Nashville. Hiram Jr. would have
only participated in the last battle. After the War,
Hiram Jr. returned to his birthplace of Cincinnati where
he spent the rest of his life. Abbie's maiden name of
"Rogers" was obtained from the burial record of their
son Walter HOPPER in Spring Grove Cemetery, and
has not been verified by other sources.

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.3 George A. HOPPER
Birth Date: 25 August 1841
Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH

Death Date: 8 May 1902
Death Place: Cincinnati, OH
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cem., Cincinnati, OH
Spouse: Sarah "Sallie"  WOOD
Spouse Death Date: September 1878
Spouse Death Place: Greenville, IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, IN

Marriage Date: 24 December 1868 
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN
Known children: (none)

NOTE: George Hopper also served in the Union Army
during the Civil War, but returned to the Greenville area

until his wife Sallie died in 1878. He then joined his two
older brothers in Cincinnati. In 1880, he was living with
his brother Levingston.

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4 WILLIAM H. HOPPER  
Birth Date: 1844    
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., Ohio 
Death Date: abt. 1899 (Unconfirmed)
Death Place: Whiteriver Township, Franklin Co., IN (Unconfirmed)
Burial Place: New Trenton, Franklin Co., IN (Unconfirmed)
  
1st Spouse: CHRISTINA SUMMERS 
Birth Date: 2 January 1842

Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN  
Death Date: 28 February 1919
Death Place: La Crosse, WI
 
Burial Place: La Crosse, WI 
Spouse Father: JOSEPH SUMMERS (1817-1893)
Spouse Mother: ELIZABETH UTZ (1821-1913) 
(See Summers and Utz Family History Pages)    
Marriage Date:  16 August 1868
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN
 
Divorced: 1878 Floyd Co. IN
Children: Shelby, Anna "Annie", Caroline "Carrie", Susie

2nd Spouse: Mary D. (WISE) PRICE 

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.1 Shelby HOPPER
Birth Date: May 1869 
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co. IN 
1st Spouse: Grace McNEER 
Birth Date: December 1876
Birth Place: Illinois 

Death Date: Prob. between 1906 and 1910
Death Place: Vermillion Co., IK

Marriage Date: About 1897 
Marriage Place: Catlin, IL  
Children from 1st Marriage: Helen, Glen
2nd
Spouse: Kate KINNEY
Marriage Date: Before 1910
Marriage Place: Vermillion Co., IL
Children from 2nd Marriage: Harlyn Earl, Thelma, Virgil Shelby, Margaret,, Wilma

NOTES: Shelby HOPPER left Indiana and became a coal mine supervisor
in Catlin, Vermillion Co., Illinois. His 1st marriage produced 2 children: a
daughter Helen, born in 1899, who apparently died at a very young age,
and a son, Glen HOPPER. Probably as a result of his mother's death prior
to 1910, Glen was adopted by Charley and Martha COSS in Catlin. Shelby
and his 2nd wife Kate had 4 children. Descendants of their 2nd son, Virgil
Shelby HOPPER, now reside in Burbank, CA.

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.2a Anna "Annie" HOPPER
Birth Date: 1871   
Birth Place: Floyd Co. IN   
DeathDate:1940  
Death Place: Trinidad, Las Animas Co., Colorado  
1st Spouse: Mr. NICHOLSON   
Death Date:abt 1903
2nd
Spouse: George REYNOLDS
Marriage Date: abt. 1903    
Marriage Place: Colorado   
Child: Harold

Notes: Annie and her husband George Reynolds
lived in Trinidad, Colorado, where they operated
a lunch wagon serving miners in the Las Animas
County area. They had one child, Harold, who had
a career in the military (Army). He occasionally
communicated with the Ott's in Wisconsin.

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.3 Caroline "Carrie" HOPPER
Birth Date: 19 February 1873   
Birth Place: Floyd Co. IN 
Death Date: 16 November 1957
Death Place: Tulsa, OK

Spouse: Roy B.  MOLTER
Birth Date: 26 November 1873
Birth Place: Paris, Illinois
Death Date: April 1955
Death Place: Mission, TX

Marriage Date: 25 December 1897
Marriage Place: Clark Co., Illinois
Children: Charles, Lorraine, Kenneth, Frank

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.4 SUSIE HOPPER  
Birth Date: 30 May 1879
Birth Place: Floyd Co. IN  
Death Date: 30 November 1971 
Death Place: La Crosse, WI  
Burial Place: La Crosse, WI  
Spouse: WILLIAM J. OTT   
Birth Date: 24 February 1874   
Birth Place: Harrison Co, IN  
Death Date: 21 April 1963 
Death Place: New Albany, IN    
Burial Place: New Albany, IN  
Spouse Father: FERDINAND OTT (1830-1898)  
Spouse Mother: ANNA MARIE ROTH (1842-1916) 
Marriage Date: 2 June 1901  
Spouse paternal grandparents: CORNELIUS OTT
     and MARIA ECKENFELS 
Spouse maternal grandparents: JOHANNE ROTH
     and EVA HEIM
           
Children: Colbert, Mervin, Chester, Earl Shelby,
              Martha, Helen, Alberta
, Wilbur,
              Irene, Arlene, Cyril, Jeanette

       (See OTT Family History - CLICK HERE

NOTES: After his divorce from Christina, all contact between
William Hopper and the his daughter Susie was lost  until
about 1898 when she  received a letter from him inquiring
about her general well being. The letter was postmarked
from  "New Trenton" in Franklin Co., IN. He had remarried.
A recently obtained photograph of William and his second
family, taken in the late 1890's, shows four children.
Notations on the back of the picture listed the names of
three: Claude, Noah, and Nellie. It indicated that Noah
and Nellie were twins.  The 1900 census for Franklin Co.,
Whiteriver Township, lists Mary D. HOPPER (widow) and
Claude, Noah , and Nellie living in the household of August
SHROYER. The children were shown as nephews and
nieces of Mr. SHROYER. Also listed was another niece,
Alberta PRICE, 14 years old.  The letter sent from William
to Susie discussed the piano playing abilities of "Berta",
which indicates that she may have been Mary's daughter
from a prior marriage.

Children of William H. and Mary D. HOPPER: Claude, Noah, Nellie 

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.5 Claude HOPPER
Birth Date: March 1892
Birth Place: Indiana

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.6 Noah HOPPER
Birth Date: 19 May 1895 (twin)
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 2 November 1962
Death Place: Cincinnati, OH

(9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.4.7 Nellie HOPPER
Birth Date: 19 May 1895 (twin)
Birth Place: Indiana

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.5 Evaline HOPPER
Birth Date: 1850
  
Birth Place: Hamilton Co., OH
Spouse: Ed SMITH

Marriage Date: 4 July 1875 
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.6 Elizabeth HOPPER 
Birth Date: 1853
Birth Place: Floyd Co. IN

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.7 Anna HOPPER
Birth Date: abt 1856
Birth Place: Greenville, IN
Death Date: 1856
Death Place: Greenville, IN

NOTE:  Cemetery records indicate that a child of Hiram
Hopper named Anna died in 1856, the same year that
Eliza Ann died. It is not known if these deaths were
related to a common cause.

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2. HIRAM HOPPER  (2nd Family) 
Spouse: Sarah (WALTS) MOSER
Birth Date: About 1828
 
Death Date: 1860
Death Place: Floyd Co. IN  
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, Floyd Co., IN 
Marriage Date: 21 December 1856
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN

NOTE: Sarah had three children from her 1st marriage. They
were: Susan (1849), Marion (1854), and Mary Moser (1855)

                 Susan MOSER
                
Birth Date: Jan 1849

                 Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Death Date: 2 June 1917
                 Death Place: New Albany, Floyd Co., IN
                 Spouse: John W. EVINGER
                
Marriage Date: 27 Aug 1871
                 Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Known Children: Edward, Mary

                 Marion MOSER (son)
                
Birth Date: Sep 1853

                 Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Spouse: Martha "Mattie" UTZ
                
Birth Date: Sep 1852

                 Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1876
                 Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Known Children: Harrison

                 NOTE: Mattie UTZ was the daughter of John and Louisa UTZ and the grandaughter of
                           Conrad and Elizabeth (BAKER) UTZ

                 Mary MOSER
                
Birth Date: About 1858
 
                 Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN
                 Spouse: William HARRYMAN
                 Marriage Date: 17 Jan 1875
                 Marriage Place: Floyd Co, IN

Children of Hiram and Sarah: Albert, Martha

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.8 Albert HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1858
 
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.9 Martha HOPPER
Birth Date: About 1859
 
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN

NOTE: When Sarah HOPPER died in 1860, all of the children except for the youngest, Martha,
were placed in the homes of friends and family, and never returned to the household of Hiram
HOPPER and his third wife, Catherine. While significant data has been found relating to
Sarah's children from her 1st marriage, little is known about Albert and Martha. Although
Martha
appears in the HOPPER household in the 1870 census, she no longer appears there
ten years later in 1880.
Apparently Martha was placed in the home of the PECTOL family, who
were Greenville neighbors  of the Hoppers. It appears that Albert was sent to live with the
NIELD family in New Albany, althought the 1870 census data cannot confirm that. It shows
him and having been born in kentucky, which would be an error if this is the same Albert HOPPER.
The census also lists him as a "bound boy", which implies some type of servitude.Indiana records
show that an Albert HOPPER married Mary ALKIRE in White Co., IN in 1875. The 1880 census
shows Albert and Mary HOPPER, both aged 22, living in Prairie, White Co., IN. The census lists
Albert's father's birthplace as Ohio, which lends credence to the belief that this was the son if Hiram
HOPPER, who grew up in Ohio before moving to Indiana. After 1880, no records have been found
for either Albert or Martha.

(7) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.4. HIRAM  HOPPER (3rd Family) 
Spouse: Catherine (DEVORE) BROWN
Birth Date: 8 June 1830
Birth Place: Indiana
 
Death Date: 26 June 1900 
Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Marriage Date: 24 November 1861
 
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN

NOTE: Catherine BROWN appears in the 1860 census as a widow and neighbor of Hiram HOPPER. 
Her first husband, John BROWN, died in 1859.  John and Catherine had five children, four of whom
were living when Hiram and Catherine were married. They were William (1852), John (1855),
James (1857), and Charles Brown (1859). A fifth son, Andrew, was born in 1853 but died when he
was 8 months old.

Children of Hiram and Catherine: Harry D., Mary Isabelle, Nora, Lottie, and Jesse

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.10 Harry D. HOPPER
Birth Date: 11 November 1863
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Death Date: 25 March 1878
Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
Burial Date: 27 March 1878
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, IN

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.11 Mary I. HOPPER
 
Birth Date: 25 September 1865
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Death Date: 15 February 1955
Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, IN
Spouse: Charles Amos WELLS
Birth Date: 15 August 1861
Death Date: 4 July 1950
Marriage Date: 21 August 1887
Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
Children: Grace, Nora Mae, Gertrude, Harry O.

              (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.11.1 Grace WELLS
             
Birth Date:  11 August 1888
              Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co, IN
              Death Date: 15 October 1982
              Death Place: Floyd Co, IN
              Spouse: Merle YENAWINE (YENOWINE)
              Birth Date: 13 November 1887
              Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Death Date: 21 August 1968
              Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Marriage Date 20 Augut 1908
              Marriage Place: Harrison Co., IN
              Children: Bertha, Charles, Beulah, Bernice, Roy L.

              NOTE: Merle Yenawine was the great grandson of Jacob and
              Christiana (VENIS) SUMMERS. Their daughter, Hannah SUMMERS,
              married Henry Shelby YENAWINE in Floyd County. Shelby's and Hannah's
              son Jacob YENAWINE was Merle's father.

              (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.11.1 Nora Mae WELLS
             
Birth Date:  December 1891
              Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
              Death Date: Nov. 1969
              Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
              1st Spouse: Bert (Burt) MILLER
              Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1910
              Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Children: Robert, Melvin, Dorotha "Dot", Francis "Kate"
              2nd Spouse: Don CARSON
             
Marriage Date: 1920s
              Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Children: None

              NOTE: Nora's 1st husband died while the children were all very young.
              Because of her inabilty to care for them, they were temporarily placed in an
              orphanage. Eventually they returned to live with their mother and stepfather
              after Nora remarried.

              (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.11.1 Gertrude WELLS
             
Birth Date:  November 1893
              Birth Place: Greenville, IN
              Death Date: (Awaiting information)
              Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Spouse: Orin ENGLEMAN
              Birth Date: June 1893
              Birth Place: Floyd Co, IN
              Death Date: (Awaiting information)
              Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Marriage Date: 24 Dec 1912
              Marriage Place: Floyd Co., IN
              Known Children: Helen, Faye, Nancy L.              

              (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.11.1 Harry O. WELLS
             
Birth Date:   October 1899
              Birth Place: Greenville, IN
              Death Date: Jul 1965
              Death Place: Floyd Co, IN
              1st Spouse: Leona MILLER
            
Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1919
              Marriage Place: Clark Co., IN
              Children: Mary Ellen, Paul, Lois Jean, Deloris "Dee"

              NOTE: According to family notes, Harry and Leona were divorced after the
             children were grown< There is speculation that Harry remarried, but no data
             has been found to verify this.

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.12 Nora HOPPER   
Birth Date: 4 April 1868
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co. IN
Death Date: August 1925
Spouse: John W. BRISCOE

Birth Date: February 1870
Birth Place: Floyd Co., IN

Marriage Date: 28 February 1892 
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN
Known Children: Francis W.

            (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.12.1 Francis W. BRISCOE
            Birth Date: July 1894
            Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.13 Lottie HOPPER
Birth Date: 28 April 1870
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
 
Spouse: William GELTMAKER
Marriage Date: 22 September 1895 
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN
Children: Harry, Fannie, Lewis, and James

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.13.1 Harry GELTMAKER
  Birth Date: 26 February 1899
  Spouse: Lottie SCHUMAN
  (no children)

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.13.2 Fannie GELTMAKER
  Birth Date: 3 December 1901
  Spouse: Raymond McKINLEY
  Child: Etta

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.13.3 James GELTMAKER
  Birth Date: 5 July 1897
  Death Date: abt. 1919 

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.13.4 Lewis GELTMAKER
  Birth Date: 19 September 1911
  Spouse: Dorothy SMITH
  Child: Thelma (died at birth)

(8) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.14 Jesse HOPPER
Birth Date: 7 December 1873
Birth Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
Death Date: 3 February 1950
Spouse: Ella COOP
Birth Date: 17 january 1876
Death Date: 12 January 1954
Death Place: Floyd Co., IN
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, IN
Marriage Date: 25 December 1895
Marriage Place: Floyd Co. IN
Children: Willard, Gladys

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.14.1 Willard HOPPER
  Birth Date: September 1900
  Birth Place: Greenville, IN
  Death Date: 1937
  Buried: Greenville, IN

  (9) 1.3.2.5a.5.1.2.1.14.2 Gladys HOPPER
  Birth Date: 17 June 1905
  Birth Place: Greenville, IN
  Death Date: 17 April 1993
  Death Place: Greenville, Floyd Co., IN
  Buried: St. Michael's Cemetery, Bradford, IN
  Spouse: Edward C. UHL

NOTE: Hiram HOPPER and all three of his wives are buried together
at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville, Floyd County, Indiana.

 

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