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John Hopp
Sperry Twp.

John Hopp was born in Germany, Sept. 29, 1820, and came to America in 1840. He landed at New York, and from there went to Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1854, when he came to Clayton County and located in Sperry Township. He was married to Sarah Gambe, Apr. 24, 1853, in Pennsylvania, where she was born Oct. 12, 1820. Their union has been blessed with six children - George W., born Jan. 31, 1854, now resides in Brookings, Dak.; he is editor of the Brookings County Press, and also has an interest in the Dakota Huronite and the Hamilton County Times; he is Postmaster at Brookings; John, born Jan. 24, 1856, resides in Brookings County, Dak., and is engaged in farming; Jacob, born Jan. 13, 1858, is a resident of Kingsbury County, Dak., and edits the Kingsbury County News and the Lake Preston Times; he is also in the Recorder's office at that place, Henry, born Jan. 31, 1861; Thomas, Jan. 20, 1863, and Mary, Aug. 2, 1872. The subject of this sketch owns a farm of 60 acres of finely cultivated land in Sperry Township, where he resides. He served one year in the late war in the Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, Company D. He was discharged at Iowa Mountain, Mo., on account of disability.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1097
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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