1892 - 1947
August H. Hoppe, 55, of
Hoppe, who resided in
Watertown for many years, living then at
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
Surviving are his
second wife, the former Alice Yeig to whom he was
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.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin