Marritjje Hopper

1734–5 March 1781 (Age 47)
Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Marritjje

When Marritjje Hopper was born in 1734, in Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, Hendrick Andries Hoppe, was 26 and her mother, Weintjen Lavina Huysman, was 18. She married Andries A. Hoppe about 1754, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 March 1781, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Andries A. Hoppe
Marritjje Hopper
Marriage: about 1754
Rachel Hopper
Annatje Hopper
Hendrick Hopper
Andrew Hopper
Antje Hoppe
Henderick Andries Hopper

Spouse and Children

about 1754
New York, United States


    Rachel Hopper


    Annatje Hopper


    Hendrick Hopper


    Andrew Hopper


    Antje Hoppe


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 41

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Hoppe, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Maria Hoppe, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Marytje in entry for Hendrik Hoppe, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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