Gertrude Sarah Hopfer

Female17 December 1878–23 May 1954

Brief Life History of Gertrude Sarah

When Gertrude Sarah Hopfer was born on 17 December 1878, in Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Phillip Edward Hopfer, was 30 and her mother, Barbara Ellen Lingenfelter, was 33. She married Peter Celestine Stoltz on 10 May 1910, in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Portage Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. She died on 23 May 1954, in Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wilmore, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Celestine Stoltz
Gertrude Sarah Hopfer
Marriage: 10 May 1910
Peter Francis Stoltz
Phillip Sylvester Stoltz
Rita Clara Stoltz
Edward Jacob Stoltz
George William Stoltz
Grace Marie Stoltz
Carl Henry Stoltz
Mary Catherine Stoltz

Sources (9)

  • Gertrude Stoltz in household of Peter Stoltz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Hopfer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Gertrude Stoltz in household of Peter C Stoltz, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1910Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 4

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 20

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Arno, Kurt, Lorenz, Ulrich.

    German (Bavaria; also Höpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grower of hops or dealer in hops, from Middle High German hopfe ‘hops’, German Hopfen + the agent suffix -er.

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

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