Karl A. Rohde, son of Michael Rohde and Catherine Masthke, married Louisa Wilhelmine Liedtke on December 17, 1868 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois. After the death of his father and mother in 1870 and 1872, respectively, and the loss of two children, the Karl left Illinois with his wife, son Carl, and his youngest sister Therese Julia Anna Rohde, and moved to Hampton, Nebraska where the couple’s daughter Carolina was born in 1873 followed by seven more children. Shown in this picture are: (standing in the back row from the left) Carolina, Herman, Henry and Carl (standing in the middle from the left) Theodore, Fred and Ernst (seated from left) Emilie, Marie and mother Louisa. Mr. Karl A. Rohde has died in October, 1895. Some of the members of this family changed their surname from Rohde to Rhode and the name may be found with either spelling in various Hamilton County census records and vital statistics.
This picture was taken of the Hopp Family about 1899 or 1900 in front of their new home. From left to right are John C. Hopp, sons Henry and Walter, daughters Meta and Helene and wife Louise Kark. Daughter Selma was not born until 1903.
Mrs. Louise Hopp with grandsons, Martin Collett (l) and Herman Collett (r).
Funeral services for Mrs. John C. Hopp, who died Friday, June 29, 1939, were held Sunday afternoon, July 2, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk, of which deceased had been a faithful member for the past fifty years. Rev. Carl F. Jonergensen, pastor of the church, had charge of the services.
The following is the obituary: Louise Sophia Wilhelmina Hopp, nee Kark, was born on June 8, 1870, in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany. At the age of four years she with her parents emigrated to America locating at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At eight years of age her parents came to Nebraska and settled on a farm several miles north of Hampton where she made her home in her girlhood and young womanhood.
At the age of fourteen years on April 1, 1884 she was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church four miles northeast of Hampton. On October 25, 1889 she was joined in holy wedlock to John C. Hopp. Five children were born to this union, four of which survive.
She leaves to mourn her departure one son, Henry, and three daughters, Meta and Selma at home; Mrs. Helene Collett of Orange, California; two sisters, Mrs. Wilhelmina Mowitz and Mrs. Otto Hankel, both of Hampton, two grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
After a long period of illness, yet patient in tribulation, Mrs. Hopp departed this life on June 29, 1939 at the age of 69 years and 21 days.
A very pretty wedding occurred Wednesday, February 4th, at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Hordville. Rev. William Batzke officiating when Miss Helen Hopp, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hopp, was married to Herman A. Collett, youngest son of Mrs. William Collett. The bride wore a beautiful dress of white satin with pearl trimmings. The veil was held in place with a wreath and she carried a bouquet of carnations and ferns. The groom was attired in a suit of navy blue. They were attended by Meta Hopp and Mary Rhode as bridesmaids and Walter Hopp and Carl Waak as best men. After the ceremony a large number of guests assembled at the home of the bride’s parents, where a delicious two course supper was served. The color scheme was carried out in pink and white.
They received many beautiful and useful presents. These young people have resided in this vicinity all their lives and are well and favorably known. They will go to housekeeping at once on the farm of the groom five miles north of town. Best wishes for a happy wedded life are extended by their wide circle of friends.
Christian and Anna Marie (Dose) Kark and their youngest daughters, Louise and Mary. There oldest daughter Wilhelmine is missing from this photo. The family immigrated from Prussia and arrived in New York on November 18, 1874 aboard the City of London. After living in Wisconsin where Mary was born, the family moved to Hampton, Nebraska where the family maintained a farm about 7 miles east and 2 miles south of Marquette. Wilhelmine (Minnie) married John Mowitz in 1887 and the couple had 7 children. Louise married John Hopp in 1889 and the couple had 5 children. Mary married Otto Hankel in 1909 and the couple had two sons; both who died early. Photo probably taken between 1885-1887.
This site is dedicated to my grandaunt Selma Hopp who collected and took pictures most of her life. Selma was born on March 23, 1903 on my great grandparent’s farm in Otis Precinct, Hampton, Nebraska. She was my Grandmother’s youngest sister and the daughter of John and Louise (Kark) Hopp. Most of the pictures shown here are the results of her efforts and were taken of individuals who once lived or were related to folks living in Hamilton County, Nebraska.
While Aunt Selma knew who the people were in these photos, she left us with this puzzle to figure out. I have associated names where possible and would appreciate all help in identifying the nameless persons that appear here. Due to the volume of photos that she had, this blog will be updated periodically with new additions.