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August Hoppe

1892 - 1947


August H. Hoppe, 55, of 803 Hawthorne Avenue, South Milwaukee, a former resident of Watertown, was killed in an automobile accident near Cudahy on August 25, 1947, while driving an automobile which crashed into a light pole after he apparently lost control of the machine.


Hoppe, who resided in Watertown for many years, living then at 410 College Avenue, was alone in the machine.


Hoppe died of injuries received when the steering wheel broke as a result of the impact, piercing his chest.


He was the father of Police Officer Edward Hoppe of Watertown who was on duty here when a call informing him of the accident was received.  He left for Cudahy immediately.


Mr. Hoppe was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, as was his first wife.



Mr. Hoppe, a former resident of Watertown and for the past six years a resident of South Milwaukee, was born in the town of Shields Feb. 20, 1892, a son of Mrs. Hannah Hoppe, who still resides here on College Avenue, and the late August Hoppe.


Surviving are his second wife, the former Alice Yeig to whom he was married Oct. 15, 1936; his mother; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Gardner and, Mrs. Robert Draeger, Milwaukee; two sons, Police Officer Edward Hoppe, Watertown, and Richard Hoppe, South Milwaukee. There are three grandchildren. One daughter, Alice Eloise Hoppe, preceded him in death.


Mr. Hoppe was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, South Milwaukee. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the E.M.B.A.


Prior to going to South Milwaukee to work and live he had worked here for the Wisconsin Gas and Electric Co.




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