Gerhard Poepper

1856–1943 (Age 87)
Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Gerhard

When Gerhard Poepper was born on 22 September 1856, in Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States, his father, Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Poepper, was 28 and his mother, Anna Maria Wilkins, was 21. He married Caroline Spitz on 7 October 1884, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rock Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States for about 60 years. He died on 24 October 1943, in Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Maxville, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerhard Poepper
1856–1943
Caroline Spitz
1862–1908
Marriage: 7 October 1884
Anna Poepper
1885–1977
William Poepper
1887–1976
Robert Joseph Poepper
1890–1967
Mary Franzesca Poepper
1892–1976
Elizabeth Poepper
1897–1978
Lena A. Poepper
1897–1983

Spouse & Children

  • Male1856–1943Male

  • Caroline Spitz

    Female1862–1908Female

MARRIAGE
7 October 1884
Jefferson, Missouri, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Poepper

    Male1827–Male

  • Anna Maria Wilkins

    Female1835–1917Female

siblings

(5)

  • Male1856–1943Male

  • Anna Poepper

    Female1856–1935Female

  • Francisca Catharina Poepper

    Female1865–1894Female

  • Elizabeth Poepper

    Female1868–1924Female

  • Henry Alexander Poepper

    Male1875–1942Male

World Events (8)

1860

Age 4

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 German: patronymic from Popp .2 German (Pöpper): variant of Pepper .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Poprad, now in Slovakia. Compare the Poprad river in the same region, called Popper in German.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gerhard Poeffer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gerad Poeper in household of William Poeper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gerhard Poepper, "United States Census, 1940"

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