I started this blog to record the discoveries I come across while researching my family tree. It's hard to start because I am starting in the middle. I want this to start from the beginning but that can't be. So - this is the beginning of the journey.
This last weekend, my husband and I attended the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank. Ancestry provided a setup to digitize attendees pictures. My mother-in-law was an avid scrapbooker, not like they do now but by cutting circles around pictures and mounting them with glue in construction paper scrapbooks. The books are now falling apart and I am so grateful that I was able to digitize almost 200 pages.
Some of the pictures are fantastic. It's a little late for Memorial Day and a little early for 4th of July, but this seemed the best start for my blog.
My husband Bill's grandfather was August Hopp. Born in 1878 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served during the Spanish American War as a bugler with Company A Infantry, Hood's Regiment of New Orleans. These pictures are from that time.
Agustus Ignatz Hopp known as Gus Hopp. Born 20 June 1878 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. He appears in the World War I draft registration in New Orleans and is enumerated in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California in the 1920 Census. Gus Hopp died 11 March 1932 in Alhambra, California and is buried in the Melun Tomb in New Orleans.
Gus Hopp was married to Henrietta Clementine Schmidt (7 Aug 1894), 16 years his junior on 3 June 1911 when he was almost 33 and she was not yet 17. They had two children Roy Clyde Hopp and Cleo Dorothy Hopp. They were married almost 20 years on his death at the age of 53.