Lark Luke's Family & Genealogy

(Abt 1803-)
August HOTOPP Sr.
Caroline "Carrie" HOTOPP
August "Gust" HOTOPP Jr.


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Harriet Elizabeth "Eliza" ANDERSON

August "Gust" HOTOPP Jr.
  • Born: September 14, 1871, Mainzholzen, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Marriage: Harriet Elizabeth "Eliza" ANDERSON on May 28, 1898 in Long Grove, Kendall, Illinois 1
  • Died: December 19, 1949, Kane County, Illinois at age 78 2
  • Buried: Oswego, Illinois - Oswego Township Cemetery

bullet   Another name for August was Gust HOTOPP.


bullet  General Notes:

Gust emigrated to the United States in 1872 with his father August Sr. and his mother Caroline.

When Gust married Eliza in 1898 he was a farmer in Leland, Illinois.


bullet  Noted Events In his Life:

  • Imigration: the port of Bremen, Germany, April 26, 1872, New York. picture
    Name: August Hantop Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1872 Estimated Birth Year: 1871 Age: 0 Age Months: 6 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Destination: United States of America Place of Origin: Germany Ship Name: Weser Port of Arrival: New York Line: 14 Microfilm Roll: 356 List Number: 338

    The SS "Weser" was built in 1867 by Caird and Co.of Greenock, Scotland for Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd). She was an iron built ship of 2870 gross tons, length 325ft x beam 40ft, clipper stem, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 60-1st, 120-2nd, and 700-3rd class passengers. She was launched on 19/3/1867 and left Bremen on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York on 1/6/1867. In 1881 she was fitted with compound engines by her builders and on 13/6/1895 she sailed on her last trip to New York and Baltimore and was then transferred to the Bremen - S.America service for two round voyages. She was scrapped in 1896.[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2, p.544-5] Upper deck referred mainly to 1st class passengers. Steerage or 3rd class lived in the bowels of the ship where conditions were fairly primitive.
  • Census, June 16, 1880, Fox, Kendall, Illinois. picture

    The following Hotopp family members are on this page:
    August Hotop, Age 38
    Caroline, Wife, Age 34
    August, Son, Age 8
    Louisa, Daughter, Age 7
    Christian, Son, Age 5
    William, Son, Age 3
    Caroline, Daughter, Age
  • Census, June 15, 1900, Adams, Lasalle, Illinois. picture

    The following Hotopp and Meyer family members are on this page:
    August Hotop, Head, Born Feb 1943
    Caroline, Wife, Born Sep 1846
    Crist, Son, Born Aug 1875
    Sophia, Daughter, Born Mar 1881
    Henry, Son, Born Mar 1883
    Anna, Daughter, Born Mar 1885
    Dinah, Daughter, Born Dec 1887 (Dena)
    Fritz, Son, Born Sep 1889

    Gustave Hotop, Head, Born Sep 1870
    Elizabeth, Wife, Born Jun 1876
    Willie, Son, Born Dec 1899

    John Meyer, Head, Born Jul 1843
    Mary, Wife, born Jan 1844
    Felix, son, Born Feb 1870
    Carl, son, Born Jul 1874
    Emuel, son, Born Apr 1880
    Lizzie, Daughter, Born Jul 1878
  • Census, April 29, 1910, Big Rock, Kane, Illinois. picture

    The following Hotopp family members are on this page:
    Gus Hotopp, Head, Age 36
    Eliza, Wife, Age 33
    William A., Age 10
    Esther M., Age 8
    Mary, Age 7
    Henry, Age 5
    Herman, Age 3
    Edna, Age 8/12
  • Census, January 3, 1920, Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. picture

    The following Hotopp family members are on this page:
    Gus Hotopp, Head, Age 49
    Eliza, Wife, Age 48
    William A., Son, Age 20
    Esther M., Daughter, Age 18
    Mary, Daughter, Age 16
    Henry, Son, Age 15
    Herman, Son, Age 13
    Edna, Daughter, Age 10
    Herbert, Son, Age 8
    Harold, Son, Age 6
    Evelyn, Daughter, Age 3 ?/12
    Albert, Son, Age 9/12
  • Publication: City Directory, 1923, Aurora, Illinois. picture

  • Census, April 11, 1930, Plano, Kendall, Illinois. picture

    The following Hotopp family members are listed on this page:
    Gus Hotopp, Head, Age 57
    Eliza, Wife, Age 53
    Harold, Son, Age 16
    Evelyn, Daughter, Age 14
    Harriet, Daughter, Age 9

  • Publication: City Directory, 1934, Aurora, Illinois. picture

  • Obituary, December 1949, Illinois. picture

  • Cemetery: Oswego Township Cemetery: Oswego, Illinois. picture


August married Harriet Elizabeth "Eliza" ANDERSON, daughter of John Dill ANDERSON and Betsey J. PIERCE, on May 28, 1898 in Long Grove, Kendall, Illinois.1 (Harriet Elizabeth "Eliza" ANDERSON was born on June 9, 1876 in Salina, Saline, Kansas, USA, died on April 20, 1955 and was buried in Oswego, Illinois - Oswego Township Cemetery.)



  1. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900,
    HOTOPP, GUST ANDERSON, ELIZA MARGRITT 05/28/1898 002/0004 00001985 KENDALL.
  2. Illinois Statewide Death Index, 19161950,
    HOTOPP AUGUST M/W Y-78 0050416 1949-12-19 KANE 49-12-19.