John William Bopp

Male13 April 1875–13 August 1944

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Bopp was born on 13 April 1875, in Carrigan Township, Marion, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Bopp, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Buck, was 23. He married Susan Jennette "Nettie" Steele on 29 December 1898, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Irishtown Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Sandoval, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 13 August 1944, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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John William Bopp
Susan Jennette "Nettie" Steele
Marriage: 29 December 1898
Reta L Bopp
Claude Bopp
Beulah Jane Bopp

Sources (11)

  • John W Bopp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John William Bopp, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John Bopp, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1898Marion, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 2

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Boppo, of uncertain origin and meaning, perhaps originally a nursery name or a short form of a personal name such as Bodobert, meaning ‘famous leader’, composed of the elements bod ‘messenger, leader’ (see Bodo ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. See also Popp .

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

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