Bertha Sophia Volkert

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Bertha Sophia Volkert
Born November 7, 1893(1893-11-07)
Died April 4, 1979 (aged 85)
Resting place Correctionville Cemetery, Iowa[1]
Spouse Fred Wilhelm Hoppe (m. 1915–1979) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.–Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Fred Wilhelm Hoppe to Bertha Sophia Volkert" Location: (linkback:
Children Margaret Baker
Grace Kathryn Linn
Frank Hoppe
Carol Buley
Parents Georg Carl Volkert
Barbara Margaretha Hummel
Relatives Edmund B. Volkert (Brother)
Kate Volkert (Sister)
Freddie Volkert (Brother?)
Amanda Volkert (Sister)
Rosa Volkert (Sister)
Barbara Freda Margaretha Volkert (Sister)
William K. Volkert (Brother)
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[edit] Jill Lindstrom's Memory of the Hoppe's

I do remember my Grandma and Grandpa Hoppe very well. They were both alive until I was in Jr. High (grandpa died) and High School (Grandma died) ( or around then). The were a big part of my life. Went there for most holidays (except for Memorial Day was ALWAYS the Linn side) and they came to see us quite often too. I went to stay a week every summer with them in Correctionville and loved it. (Caught frogs, played with the chickens, picked raspberries, stayed int their upstairs....and played with my cousin, Jane.) It was great fun! My Grandma was a wonderful seamstress and she helped sew a couple of dresses for Homecoming and proms. My Grandpa was quite a teaser.....always teasing and playing with us kids. They always went to Phoenix, Az every winter because my Grandpa had bad emphysema.[2]

[edit] Marriage Announcement[3]

Mr. Fred William Hoppe and Miss Bertha Sophia Volkert were married Wednesday noon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Karl Volkert in Battle township. Henry Hoppe and Miss Rosa Hoppe attended the young couple, while Dorothy Benedict and Helen Kurtz were the flower girls. Rev. Langkammerer performed the ceremony.

A splendid wedding dinner was served at one o'clock, only near relatives being present.

The young couple will start housekeeping the first of March and will occupy George Volkert's farm four and a half miles northwest of Cushing.

Best wishes for happiness in their life are extended to the young people.

[edit] Photos

Fred and bertha hoppe.jpeg Margaret grace carol frank bertha fred hoppe.jpeg Hoppes.jpeg
Fred and Bertha's wedding photo Back (from left): Margaret, Grace, Carol
Front (from left):Frank, Bertha, Fred Hoppe
From left: Dennis Linn, Bertha Sophia Volkert, Jill Marie Linn, Laura Linn, Fred Hoppe, Pat Linn

[edit] Historical Records

  • Bertha appears in the 1900 Iowa Census in Battle Township, Ida County
  • Bertha (age 16) appears in the 1910 Federal Census in Battle Township, Ida County, Iowa, living with her parents Carl and Barbara and three siblings
  • The Correctionville News, June 5, 1913, writes, "Miss Bertha Volkert of Cushing visited Wednesday at the home of W. H. Hoppe."
  • Bertha (age 21) appears in the 1915 Iowa Census in Battle Township, Ida County, Iowa
  • Bertha appears in the 1925 Iowa Census in Union Township, Woodbury County

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