Geneieve Hoppe

1923–1999 (Age 76)
Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States

The Life of Geneieve

When Geneieve Hoppe was born on 20 March 1923, her father, Florian Hoppe, was 28 and her mother, Josephine Antkowiak, was 21. She married Walter Wojdan on 2 June 1945. She died on 24 December 1999, at the age of 76, and was buried in Alpena Township, Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Geneieve Hoppe
Walter Wojdan
Marriage: 2 June 1945

Spouse & Children

2 June 1945

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Dutch: variant of Hopp .2 South German: nickname from dialect hoppen ‘to hop’ (a variant of standard German hüpfen). This name is widespread throughout central Europe.3 Danish: from North German Hopp ( see Hopf ), or the Danish byname Hoppe ‘horse’, ‘mare’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Geneveve Hoppe in household of Florin Hoppe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Genevive Hoppe in household of Florian Hoppe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Genevieve C Wojdan, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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