Marytje Maria Cooper

17 November 1760–9 August 1844 (Age 83)
Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Marytje Maria

When Marytje Maria Cooper was born on 17 November 1760, in Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Cooper, was 26 and her mother, Polly Gushes, was 21. She married Jan (John) Albert Hopper on 11 September 1779. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died on 9 August 1844, at the age of 83, and was buried in Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Jan (John) Albert Hopper
Marytje Maria Cooper
Marriage: 11 September 1779
Rachel Hopper
Maria Hopper
Sarah Sally Hopper
Catharine Hopper

Spouse and Children

11 September 1779


    Rachel Hopper




    Catharine Hopper


Parents and Siblings

    John Cooper


    Polly Gushes




World Events (8)


Age 15

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 23

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kūper, a derivative of kūp ‘tub’, ‘container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper ( see Kuper ).3 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria in entry for Martyntje Hoppe, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Marytje in entry for Rachel Hoppe, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Maria in entry for Sally Hoppe, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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