Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 688 - 689
Henry C. Hoppe, dealer in watches, clocks and jewelry in Sheboygan, is a native of the county and a son of Frederick
Hoppe, an honored pioneer, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work.
Mr. Hoppe was born in the town of Rhine, September 5, 1863. Until eleven years of age he lived on a farm, receiving
such education as the district schools then afforded. Subsequently, he graduated from the Sheboygan High School.
When thirteen years of age, he began to learn the jeweler's trade, serving three years with Adam Imig. For two
years thereafter he worked in St. Paul, Minn., and for an equal length of time in Chicago. Returning to his native
city, he was appointed receiver of a crockery store by the Bank of Sheboygan. Iu connection with that business, he
assisted his father in insurance. In December, 1885, he opened up a jewelry business on his own account, having
carried it on continuously since.
Mr. Hoppe and Miss Matilda, daughter of Charles Hanf, were married September 7, 1886. The wedding took place in the
Chair City, the birthplace of the bride. To the young couple has been bom one child, Lillie Ida.
Mr. Hoppe is a Democrat in politics, and socially is identified with a number of societies, such as the Knights of
Maccabees and National Union; also with societies for aiding the sick and forwarding the interests of the laboring
men. In his business relations, Mr. Hoppe is courteous and social, thereby winning friends and a liberal share of
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