Augusta Leona Hopkins

Brief Life History 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, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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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

Sources (18)

  • Augusta Hopkins in household of Caleb Hopkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gussie Leona Kessberger, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Gussie Leona Hopkins Kessberger, "Find a Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

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

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