Sunday, November 30, 2008

Death of Mrs. Louise Hopp

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.

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