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
Caroline Spitz
Marriage: 7 October 1884
Anna Poepper
William Poepper
Robert Joseph Poepper
Mary Franzesca Poepper
Elizabeth Poepper
Lena A. Poepper

Spouse & Children

  • Male1856–1943Male

  • Caroline Spitz


7 October 1884
Jefferson, Missouri, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Poepper


  • Anna Maria Wilkins




  • Male1856–1943Male

  • Anna Poepper


  • Francisca Catharina Poepper


  • Elizabeth Poepper


  • Henry Alexander Poepper


World Events (8)


Age 4

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

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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