Eric, my Hopp interests sounds a little bit like yours (because of the Lasalle,IL connection) and a little bit like Lisa's (because of the Pommern connection) but I can't link with either.
I have a Christian Hopp (Sr.) who came to American from Pommern, Prussia, about 1870, with a son and four daughters, after his wife "Ricke" Wolfe had died there.
My great-grandmother, Wilhemina Hopp, b. 1850, d. 1919, Princeton, IL., m. Wilhelm Schmidt. Her sisters Ricke and Sophie m. men named Willert (or similar sound). I found their marriages today on the Ill. marriages on the internet (IL State Archives).
Christian A. Hopp (Jr.) was born in Pommern on 11 Nov. 1841 and came to America "on 21 Jan. 1869". He died in Peru, IL, in Jan. 1925. His wife was a Bohm whom he had married in Germany. When Christian died, all his children were already dead and so was his grandson Adolph Hopp. I did not know descendants of the Hopp name were still living. When Christian A. Hopp died in 1925, he was living at the home of a Mrs. Frank Radtke. She was "former wife of William J. Hopp". Adolph Hopp's wife later married John S. Deisbeck.
There were a few other Hopps in Bureau Co. IL, where Wilhelm Schmidt lived, but I don't know any connection. John and Adolph Hopp were subject to the draft there in 1864 (Clarion Twp). Peter Hopp, d. 31 Dec. 1887, age 59 y and 7 m., res. of IL for 35 years, is buried in a German Catholic Cemetery in Westfield Twp.
The 1880 census of Bureau Co. lists "Christie Haopp", age 62, as father-in-law of John Bohm, age 29, with wife Mary, age 27. This appears to be my great-great-grand father so this would be be fourth daughter.
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