Hopp, Richard

Male 1872 - 1903  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Hopp, Richard  [1, 2, 3
    Born Sep 1872  Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 13 Jul 1888  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Age: 16 
    Residence 1900  Brooklyn Ward 31, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 23; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Address Jun 1900  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Neptune Ave. 
    Departure Bremen, Germany to Southampton, England, to New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    on the Ems. 
    Find a Grave Memorial Number 34283656 
    Occupation Jun 1900  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    bookkeeper 
    Occupation Mar 1903  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    caretaker at Henry's Bathing Pavilion at Coney Island 
    Died 06 Mar 1903  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: suicide by "inhaling gas from a rubber tube which he placed in his mouth." He was despond 
    Buried 09 Mar 1903  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1552  Obenland1
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2017 

    Father Hopp, Simon 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Helm, Wilhelmina 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F551  Group Sheet

    Family Obenland, Frederike Anna,   b. 05 Jul 1875, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1929, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1898  Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Hopp, Ruth,   b. May 1896, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet

  • Notes 


    • On July 13, 1888, Richard arrived in New York. He had traveled on the steamship the Ems from Bremen to Southampton and then to New York. He was only 16 years old at the time and made the trip by himself. Richard traveled in steerage.

      The Eider was a ship in the North German Lloyd line. Her maiden voyage was on June 2, 1884 from Bremen to Southamption to New York. She had 4 masts and 2 funnels. Her sister ship was the Eider.

      On August 14, 1898, Richard married Frieda Obenland in Manhattan County, New York. (Certificate #12892.)

      The 1900 Census says their only daughter, Ruth, was born in May, 1896. When the 1900 Census was taken, the Hopps were living in Brooklyn, New York.

      In that same census, Richard was working as a bookkeeper. According to the census of 1900, Richard and Frida had been married for 6 years. This information isn't correct. Richard was born in 1872. If he had been 27 when married, that means he would have been married in 1899. If in 1900 he had been married for 6 years, he had to have been married in about 1894. But the marriage record shows they were married in 1898, but that might be an error by the person transcribing the marriage record. In other words, we really don't know exactly when they were married until we get the actual marriage certificate.

      Richard passed away on March 6, 1903 in Kings County, New York. (Certificate #1387.) According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, he committed suicide. At the time, Richard was working as a caretaker at Henry's Bathing Pavilion at Coney Island.

      Richard was buried three days later on March 9th. He was buried in the Strachan family lot in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. (His sister-in-law, Jennie Obenland was a Strachan by birth.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S727] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 31, Kings, New York; Roll: 1069; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0563; FHL microfilm: 1241069.
      Record for Freada Hopp

    2. [S2127] New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).
      Record for Richard Hopp

    3. [S1288] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1888.
      Record for Richard Hopp

    4. [S2225] Richard Hopp Death Announcement, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Name: I Van Anden; Location: Brooklyn, NY; Date: 7 Mar 1903;), page 1, column 5; accessed 16 Sep 2014.

    5. [S2140] Richard Hopp Burial Record, (Name: Green-Wood Cemetery; Location: Brooklyn, NY;), accessed 28 Feb 2009.
      Record for Richard Hopp

    6. [S2142] Frederike Obenland and Richard Hopp Marriage Record, New York Municipal Archives, (Name: New York Municipal Archives; Location: New York, NY;), certificate 12892; accessed 28 Feb 2009.

    7. [S2226] Frederike Anna Obenland and Richard Hopp Marriage Record, (Name: Intellectual Reserve, Inc; Location: Salt Lake City, UT;), "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6HZ-WJM : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Richard Hopp and Frida Obenland, 14 Aug 1898; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1504031..