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How the Hopp Community got its name

 

June 30, 2021

Bill Hopp

I live at Hopp. Out southeast of Big Sandy, many communities are still going by the names they were given years ago. I live in one such community. The Hopp Post office wasn't too far from where I live now. I thought maybe some would be interested in what I found while I was doing some history research. Most who still live in the Hopp community indeed have long family history in the area and already know the following: (Taken from A Gathering of Memories)

"W.M. (Bill) Hopp was born on March 3, 1872. He farmed for a few years at West Prairie, Wisconsin, and later moved to Minneapolis...



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