Sarah M. Brecken

1 February 1857–13 January 1898 (Age 40)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah M.

When Sarah M. Brecken was born on 1 February 1857, in Illinois, United States, her father, Vickerman Breckon, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 27. She married Charles Hopper on 1 February 1877, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 13 January 1898, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Hopper
Sarah M. Brecken
Marriage: 1 February 1877
Thomas Vickerman Hopper
Effie Hopper
Fletcher Hopper
Lena Hopper
Clara Belle Hopper
Fred Breckon Hopper

Spouse and Children

    Charles Hopper



1 February 1877
Morgan, Illinois, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Vickerman Breckon





World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 13

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from the district in South Wales of this name, named for a Welsh prince of the 5th century called Brychan.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Hopper in household of Charles Hopper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah M Breckon Hopper, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah M. Brecken in entry for Fletcher Hopper, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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