Name: Henry Sigel HOPPER
Given Name: Henry Sigel
Birth: 27 FEB 1862 in Humansville,Polk,Missouri,USA
Death: 5 JUN 1949 in Weiser,Washington,Idaho,USA
Burial: 8 JUN 1949 Emmett,Gem,Idaho,USA
Ancestral File #: 31FP-9X
LDS Baptism: 11 JAN 1969 Temple: OAKLA
Endowment: 8 MAR 1969 Temple: OAKLA
Sealing Child: 28 JUN 1979 Temple: OAKLA
!BIRTH: Father's application for pension; Dept of Interior; Bureau of
Change Date: 6 SEP 1998 at 01:00:00
Pensions; Washington, DC; dated: 04 MAY 1898; Signed by Archibald Hopper.
BIRTH: 1870 Census of Polk Co; MO Roll 800; Vol 22; p 68; Family #87.
MARRIAGE-DEATH: Family bible in possession of Irene Hopper, Weiser, ID; grandaughter.
DEATH: Certificate in possession of submitter.
NOTES: He died at the age of 87 at Weiser, Hospital. He and Fanny lived at
1040 1/2 State Street, Weiser Idaho.
He had a cerebral hemmorrhage due to hypertension and senility.
He is buried at the Emmett Cemetery at Emmett, Idaho.
He played the violin or "fiddle" at dances. His wife sang with the band.
He came to Idaho as a young man with his sister, Birdie Maxwell's family. When settled he sent for his girlfriend back home in Humansville, Missouri (Frances P Galland). He wrote and asked her if she would like to come to Idaho and help raise a boy (him). She did.
He and family lived in Challis, Idaho from 1886 through 1893. They lived in
Star, Idaho in 1897 when their son, Sigle Wilbur, was born. They were in Emmett, Idaho in 1899; and he and his wife's brother, John Galland, and their son, Frank Hopper, built a house and had a model fruit farm at Emmett.
A son, Sigle Wilbur was accidently shot by his brother, Frank, on Christmas day of 1904. This saddened Henry Sigel for the rest of his life. Where he had been full of humor and hope, he then became bitter, taking his sadness and anger out on the horses at the farm and those around him. His little son had been the joy of his life, named after him (but spelled "Sigle" not "Sigel") and the little boy's eyes were crossed, which especially had brought out his father's love for him.
A daughter, Mary Gertrude (Gertie) died from the results of an operation at the age of 18 in 1907. [See Gertie's notes for details]
In 1909 Henry and Fannie sold the Model Fruit Farm to Clarence O. Morehouse.
Following is copy of the Warranty Deed:
This Indenture, made this Eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and nine between Henry S. Hopper and Fannie P. Hopper,
husband and wife, of Emmett county of Canyon state of Idaho the parties of the first part, and Clarence O. Morehouse of Emmett county of Canyon state of Idaho the party of the second part, Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred ($300.00) dollars, lawful money of the United States of America, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt wherof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do assigns forever, al the following described real estate, situated in Canyon County State of Idaho, to wit:
Commencing at the center of Section Seventeen (17), Township Six (6)
North, Range Two (2) West of Boise Meridian, thence East on and parallel East
and West center line of said Section 1320 feet to a point on West line of
Caldwell Road, thence in a Southwesterly direction on and parallel with West
line of said Roadway 1584 feet, to a point, thence West on and parallel with
said roadway 330 feet to the North and South center line of said Section, thence North on and parallel with North and South center line of said Section
Seventeen (17), 1270 feet to the center of said Section Seventeen (17) and
place of beginning. Area Thirty (30) acres more or less.
Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and
appurtenances therunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits therof, and all extate, right, title and interest in and to the said property, as well in law as in equity, of the said parties of the first part:
To have and to hold, all and singular, the above mentioned and described
premises, together with the appurtenances, unto the party of the second part,
and to his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part,
and their heirs, the said premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against the said parties of the first part, and their heirs and against all and every person and persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend.
In witness wherof, the said part of the first part have hereunto set their hands and sealed the day and year first above wittten.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
Geo. F. Zimmerman Henry S Hopper
Fannie P. Hopper.
[See DOC. HOP 52 for copy of original]
NOTE: No information on IGI about his sealing to his wife.
(SS: 17 NOV 1970 OK)
NEWSPAPER ITEM: 1949
Henry Hoppers Wed 63 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopper, probably the oldest married couple in Weiser,
observed their 63rd wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married May 28,
Many cards of congratulationwere received by Mr. and Mrs. Hopper and they
were feted Saturday evening when a number of friends paid them a surprise
visit, bringing gifts and an anniversary cake. Chinese checkers furnished the
Mr Hopper, 87, and Mrs. Hopper, 82, were married at the hotel in Challis,
Idaho, at that time a new mining camp. The village had few houses, eight
saloons and no churches.
Idaho has been their home continuously with exception of a few years spent in California. They returned to Weiser three years ago and are living in the 1000 block on North State street.
The Hoppers operated a ranch at Pasimeroi valley for may years after they
were married. They later moved to Twin Falls and for a period of three years.
and for a period of three years, farmed on Mann Creek. In the early days at
Challis, Mr Hopper freighted goods from Blackfoot to challis and Salmon City.
He said that flour cost $7.00 a sack and sugar, $20, a hundred in those days.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hopper were born and became acquainted in Missouri, Mrs.
Hopper in Boliver and Mr. Hopper at Humansville. The two towns are 12 miles
They had nine children, seven of whom are living. Jess and Frank live in
Weiser; Ruth (Mrs. Beal and Olive (Mrs. Fisher), in California; Ada (Mrs.
Jewell), in Seattle and Sylvia (Mrs. Moorehead sic: Morehouse) in Emmett.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hopper are alert and interested in everything about them.
She modestly claims that Mr. Hopper can remember things better than she does.
Mr. Hopper takes care of the garden in spite of having to use a cane. He lost
the sight of one eye many years ago but can still read and keeps a scrap book
Among those who attended the surprise party were Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Morse, Mr. and Mrs. John Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cahill, Mrs Myrtle Craig and Mrs Ethel Townley. [See Doc.Hop 51 for copy of original newspaper article]
Father: Archibald HOPPER b: 24 MAR 1823 in ,Bedford,Tennessee,USA
Mother: Margaret E. GIBBONS b: NOV 1823 in Nashville,Davidson,Tennessee,USA
Frances Pauline GALLAND b: 17 FEB 1867 in Bolivar,Polk,Missouri,USA
28 MAY 1886
- Sealing Spouse:
17 NOV 1970
- Sylvia Clarkia HOPPER b: 7 MAR 1887 in Challis,Custer,Idaho,USA
- Mary Gertrude HOPPER b: 1 APR 1889 in Challis,Custer,Idaho,USA
- Francis Archibald HOPPER b: 22 JUL 1890 in Challis,Custer,Idaho,USA
- Ada Evelyn HOPPER b: 23 OCT 1891 in Challis,Custer,Idaho,USA
- Ruth Margaret HOPPER b: 3 SEP 1893 in Challis,Custer,Idaho,USA
- Sigle Wilbur HOPPER b: 27 FEB 1897 in Star,BOISE,Idaho,USA
- Jesse Arthur HOPPER b: 16 SEP 1899 in Emmett,Gem,Idaho,USA
- Charles Henry HOPPER b: 28 DEC 1903 in Emmett,Gem,Idaho,USA
- Olive Leota HOPPER b: 19 JUN 1906 in Emmett,Gem,Idaho,USA