When Herman William Hopen was born on 4 August 1856, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, his father, Heinrich Wilhem Theodore Hopen, was 38 and his mother, Anna Sara Lammey, was 30. He married Emily Louisa “Emma” Young on 14 April 1888, in Willcox, Cochise, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Pinedale, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 4 February 1912, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Manuel, Jose, Amarildo, Armando, Dulce, Fernando.
Altered form of Portuguese Homem, from homem ‘man’ (from Latin homo), possibly applied as a nickname with reference to the physical or mental attributes of a man.