Augusta Leona Hopkins

16 April 1864–22 May 1931 (Age 67)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Augusta Leona

When Augusta Leona Hopkins was born on 16 April 1864, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Caleb Hopkins, was 55 and her mother, Elizabeth Augusta Dennis, was 44. She married August William Kessberger on 21 October 1884, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 22 May 1931, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

August William Kessberger
Augusta Leona Hopkins
Marriage: 21 October 1884
Mingnon Liona Kessberger
Mabel Irene Kessberger
Elsie Christine Kessberger
Clara Augusta Kessberger
Lawrence August Kessberger
Frank Howard Kessberger

Spouse and Children

21 October 1884
Sangamon, Illinois, United States



    Mabel Irene Kessberger


    Elsie Christine Kessberger


    Clara Augusta Kessberger



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Augusta Hopkins in household of Caleb Hopkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gussie Kessberger in household of A W Kessberger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gussie Kessberger in household of Augustus Kessberger, "United States Census, 1920"

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