Gertrude Sarah Hopfer

17 December 1878–23 May 1954 (Age 75)
Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 4 daughters. 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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Peter Celestine Stoltz
Gertrude Sarah Hopfer
Marriage: 10 May 1910
Johanna M Stoltz
Peter F Stoltz
Phillip Stoltz
Rita Clara Stoltz
Edward Jacob Stoltz
George Stoltz
Grace Stoltz
Carl Stoltz
Mary Catherine Stoltz

Spouse and Children

10 May 1910
Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States



    Peter F Stoltz


    Phillip Stoltz


    Rita Clara Stoltz



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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

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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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Stoltz in household of Peter Stoltz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Stoltz in household of Peter C Stoltz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah G Hopper in household of Philip Hopper, "United States Census, 1900"

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