William J. Berg Jr.

M, #3541, b. October 8, 1923, d. August 18, 2003
Father*William J. Berg b. April 12, 1892, d. May 24, 1951
Mother*Gertrude Telgsman b. December 27, 1890, d. May 16, 1975

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     William J. Berg Jr., son of William J. Berg and Gertrude Telgsman, was born on October 8, 1923.1,2
He lived with his parents, Gertrude and William, in 1940 at 5028 Alexander in St. Louis, Missouri.3
     William was enumerated as the son of William J. Berg on the 1940 U. S. Census for Ward 13, St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a 16-year-old boy born in Missouri; he was attending school and had completed his junior year in high school.3
William enlisted in the U.S. Army for service in World War II on September 23, 1943. His enlistment record stated he was single and had 3 years of high school.4
William J. Berg Jr. was ordered into active service in the U.S. Army with the rank of private on October 14, 1943.5
William married Eileen Louise Fisher, daughter of (?) Fisher, circa 1945.
William J. was a clerk in Veterans Administration in 1947 at St. Louis, Missouri.6
William J. Berg Jr. lived in 1947 3545 Grace, St. Louis, Missouri.6
William J. Berg Jr. lived in 1963 4106 Robert Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.7
William J. was a clerk at Civ Serv Trans in 1963 at Missouri.7 He retired from from the U. S. Government in November, 1981.8
     As of January, 1999, William J. Berg Jr. and Eileen Louise Fisher lived at 2857 Springridge Drive in Oak Hill, St. Louis County, Missouri. William J. Berg Jr. was ill with Altzheimer's disease in June, 2003.8
William died on August 18, 2003 at age 79.2 He was buried on August 21, 2003 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 1J, site 1999.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1940Ward 13, St. Louis, MissouriWilliam J. Berg3

Family

Eileen Louise Fisher b. October, 1924, d. December 27, 2011

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S7953] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, William J. Berg household.
  4. [S7511] U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com (database online).
  5. [S5429] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006, Ancestry.com (database online), 2006.
  6. [S518] 1947 St. Louis City Directory.
  7. [S521] 1963 St. Louis City Directory.
  8. [S2203] Interview, Eileen Berg, June 19,2002.

Eileen Louise Fisher1,2

F, #3542, b. October, 1924, d. December 27, 2011
Father*(?) Fisher2
     Her nationality was Irish.1 Eileen Louise Fisher, daughter of (?) Fisher, was born in October, 1924.3
Eileen married William J. Berg Jr., son of William J. Berg and Gertrude Telgsman, circa 1945. Eileen lived with William J. Berg Jr. in 1963 at 4106 Robert Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.4
     As of January, 1999, Eileen Louise Fisher and William J. Berg Jr. lived at 2857 Springridge Drive in Oak Hill, St. Louis County, Missouri.
(June 2003) Eileen is in the process of getting the house ready to sell. She has an apartment picked out at Friendship Village and is moving there soon.1
Eileen died on December 27, 2011 at age 87.2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Disptch newspaper on January 1, 2012.2 Her obituary stated:
Berg, Eileen (nee Fisher)
Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Tuesday, december 27, 2011.
Beloved wife of 57 years of the late William J. "Bill" Berg dearest mother of
Gloria (Ed) Berg Gentemann, William C. Berg, Gene (Karen) Berg and Susan (
Mark) Berg Dzuiban; dear grandmother and great-grandmother; dear sister of Gene
(Gloria) Fisher and Mary Ann (Leo) Martini; our dear aunt and friend.
Services: funeral Tuesday 10 am at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons (South County), 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129). Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Pathways to Independence (for disabled adults) 200 S. Hanley Rd. #103 (63105). Visitation Monday 3-9 pm.
2

Her funeral service was held on January 3, 2012 at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, St. Louis County, Missouri.2 She was buried on January 3, 2012 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Family

William J. Berg Jr. b. October 8, 1923, d. August 18, 2003

Citations

  1. [S2203] Interview, Eileen Berg, June 19,2002.
  2. [S7510] Eileen Berg Obituary, January 1, 2012.
  3. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  4. [S521] 1963 St. Louis City Directory.

Rose M (?)1

F, #3543
     Rose married John D. Berg Jr., son of John David "Jack" Berg and Helen D. Marstall.1

Family

John D. Berg Jr. b. 1923

Citations

  1. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.

Shirley F. (?)1

F, #3544
     Shirley married Richard A. Berg, son of John David "Jack" Berg and Helen D. Marstall.1

Family

Richard A. Berg b. 1931

Citations

  1. [S514] 1967 St. Louis County Directory.

William Berg1

M, #3545
Father*William J. Berg Jr.1 b. October 8, 1923, d. August 18, 2003
Mother*Eileen Louise Fisher1 b. October, 1924, d. December 27, 2011

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     William married an unknown person after 1965.1
William married Cathy (?) circa 1970.2

Family

Cathy (?)

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  2. [S2203] Interview, Eileen Berg, June 19,2002.

Gloria Jean Berg1,2

F, #3546
Father*William J. Berg Jr.1 b. October 8, 1923, d. August 18, 2003
Mother*Eileen Louise Fisher1 b. October, 1924, d. December 27, 2011

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Gloria married Harry Edward Gentemann in 1969 at St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2 Gloria Jean Berg and Harry Edward Gentemann obtained a marriage license on September 30, 1969 at Missouri recorded in book 111, page 140, number 5492.2

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  2. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.

Harry Edward Gentemann1,2

M, #3547
     Harry married Gloria Jean Berg, daughter of William J. Berg Jr. and Eileen Louise Fisher, in 1969 at St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2 Harry Edward Gentemann and Gloria Jean Berg obtained a marriage license on September 30, 1969 at Missouri recorded in book 111, page 140, number 5492.2

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  2. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.

(?) Tappit1

M, #3548
      (?) married Minnie Louisa Berg (her first marriage), daughter of John Bernard Berg and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Theodor, circa 1917.1

Family

Minnie Louisa Berg b. November 27, 1889, d. April, 1980

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.

Gloria B. Pappas1,2

F, #3549
Father*James G. Pappas1 b. January 15, 1899, d. January 11, 1947
Mother*Minnie Louisa Berg1 b. November 27, 1889, d. April, 1980

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family

Citations

  1. [S2270] James G. Pappas Obituary, January 13, 1947.
  2. [S558] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James G. Pappas household.

Lorraine A. Pappas1

F, #3550
Father*James G. Pappas2,3 b. January 15, 1899, d. January 11, 1947
Mother*Minnie Louisa Berg1 b. November 27, 1889, d. April, 1980

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Lorraine married (?) Crank.2

Family

(?) Crank

Citations

  1. [S2270] James G. Pappas Obituary, January 13, 1947.
  2. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.
  3. [S558] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James G. Pappas household.

(?) Crank1

M, #3551
     (?) married Lorraine A. Pappas, daughter of James G. Pappas and Minnie Louisa Berg.1

Citations

  1. [S522] Interview, Bill and Eileen Berg, January 13, 1999.

James Whalen1

M, #3552
     James was a pedlar in 1885 at St. Louis, Missouri.1
James Whalen lived in 1885 1433 North 22nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri.1,2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S370] 1885-1886 St. Louis City Directory, page 1229.
  2. [S371] 1886 -1887 St. Louis City Directory, page 1251.

Ethyl (?)1

F, #3553
     Ethyl (her first marriage) marrried Paul W. Gossrau Jr. (his first marriage) , son of Paul W. Gossrau and Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty, before 1937.1

Family

Paul W. Gossrau Jr. b. December 21, 1912, d. April, 1981

Citations

  1. [S516] 1941 St. Louis City Directory.

Frank W. Schmitz1

M, #3554
     Frank married Lucille Bax on June 13, 1959.2

Family

Lucille Bax
Child

Citations

  1. [S616] Douglas Schmitz Obituary, July 1992.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo,.

Lucille Bax1

F, #3555
     Lucille married Frank W. Schmitz on June 13, 1959.2

Family

Frank W. Schmitz
Child

Citations

  1. [S616] Douglas Schmitz Obituary, July 1992.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo,.

Devon English1,2

M, #3556
Father*Bill English3
Mother*Jackie Smith3
     Devon married Jennifer Kay Mertens, daughter of William Francis Mertens and Alice Rose Theis, on August 1, 1987 at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S625] William Mertens Obituary, October 1991.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.

Margaret May Shulenberg1

F, #3557, b. May 14, 1884, d. November 11, 1895
Father*Edward Shulenberg1 b. December 26, 1860, d. May 2, 1913
Mother*Katherine Head1 b. 1863
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

     Margaret May Shulenberg, daughter of Edward Shulenberg and Katherine Head, was born on May 14, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri.1
She lived with her parents, Katherine and Edward, in 1895 at 2110 North 13th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Margaret died on November 11, 1895 in Missouri, at age 11 the cause of death was diptheria.1,2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Newspaper on November 12, 1895.1 Her obituary stated:
Schulenburg - On Monday, November 11, at 10:30 a. m., of diptheria, Margaret May, beloved daughter of Edward and Katie Schulenburg, nee Head, and sister of Arthur, Rosa, and Ray, aged 11 years, 9 months and 28 days. Funeral, November 12, at 2:30 p. m., from family residence, 2110 North Thirteenth street, thence to Calvary Cemetery
1

Her funeral service was held on November 12, 1895 at 2110 North 13th Street, Missouri, from the family residence. The undertaker was Leidner-Droste.1,2 She was buried on November 12, 1895 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 16, lot 000M, grave 30, depth R01.3

Research Note

     Research Note: Margaret Mae Schulenburg was likely to have been the daughter of Maurice Cunningham and Katherine Head. She could have been the step-daughter of Edward Schulenberg.

Citations

  1. [S630] Margaret Schulenburg Obituary, November 12, 1895.
  2. [S631] Margaret Schulenburg Death Registration.
  3. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 7352.

Thomas Luebbering1

M, #3558
     Thomas married Lori Anne Hoelscher, daughter of John Hoelscher and Shirley Ann Mertens, on December 10, 1988.1

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Zachary Thomas Luebbering1

M, #3559
Father*Thomas Luebbering1
Mother*Lori Anne Hoelscher1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Shelby Welch1

M, #3560
Father*Kevin Lee Welch1
Mother*Linda Streck1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Lori (?)

F, #3561
     Lori married Keith Allen Welch, son of Robert Lee Welch and Helen Augusta Mertens, on October 24, 1992.1

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Donnie Hampson1

M, #3562
     Donnie married Kimberly Ann Welch, daughter of Robert Lee Welch and Helen Augusta Mertens, on April 16, 1994.1

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Seth Hampson1

M, #3563
Father*Donnie Hampson1
Mother*Kimberly Ann Welch1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Joseph Anthony Hopen1,2

M, #3564, b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Father*William Edward Hopen1 b. June 8, 1886, d. May 4, 1935
Mother*Frances Bock1 b. May 17, 1885, d. July 4, 1968
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Joseph Anthony Hopen, son of William Edward Hopen and Frances Bock, was born on July 8, 1911 in Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas.1,3,2,4,5
Joseph attended grade school at Immaculate Conception Grade School, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1
Joseph attended high school at St. Peter's High School, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1
He was enumerated as the son of William Edward Hopen on the 1915 Kansas state census in Valley, Pratt County a three-year-old white male..6
He lived with his parents, Frances and William, in 1920 at South Valley Township in Pratt County, Kansas.3
Joseph was enumerated as the son of William Edward Hopen on the 1920 U. S. Census of Pratt County, Kansas. He was listed as an eight-year-old white male. He has attended school within the last year. Both of his parents were born in Missouri, while he was born in Kansas.3
He is included in a photo taken 1921. He is on the left side of the back row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Luella Veronica Hopen, William Edward Hopen, Frances Bock, Raymond Edward Hopen, Pauline A. Hopen and Clarence Herman Hopen Sr.
Bill and Frances Hopen Family
Photograph by Bob
William Edward Hopen and Frances Bock moved in 1924 to Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, from Kansas. Traveling with William were Luella Veronica Hopen, Pauline A. Hopen, Raymond Edward Hopen and Clarence Herman Hopen Sr..7 Joseph Anthony Hopen moved in 1924 from Pratt, Kansas to Missouri.1
Joseph Anthony was a tinner in a sheet metal business. in 1930 at Cole County, Missouri.8
Joseph was enumerated as the son of William Edward Hopen on the 1930 U. S. Census of 1310 Greenberry Road, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 19-year-old single white male, born in Kansas. His parents were born in Missouri. He is able to read, write, and speak English.8 Joseph lived with William Edward Hopen in 1933 at Moreau Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri.9
Joseph Anthony was a partner in the A. J. Rackers Sheet Metal Company in 1933 at Missouri.1
Joseph Anthony Hopen lived after February, 1933 707 Walsh Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.7,9
Joseph married Thelma Mary Mushrush, daughter of William Sylvester Mushrush and Willie May Foster, on February 28, 1933 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was George Joseph Mertens, attendants included Pauline A. Hopen. The ceremony was held by Father H. W. Weisman. Before the ceremony, Mrs. Leo Hirsch sang a solo and Mrs. Roy Kline played Mendelssohn's Wedding March.9,2,4
Joseph Anthony was a sheet metal cutter in a steel furniture factory. in 1940.10
Joseph is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for 2043 Sidney Street, St. Louis City, Missouri. He was identified as a 28-year-old married white male, born in Kansas. His home is rented for $20.00 per month. He has completed two years of high school and lived in Jefferson City, Missouri, not on a farm, on April 1, 1935. He worked 52 weeks in 1939/ earning $1560.00. He is not a veteran, does have a social security number. He is employed as a welder in a furniture factory.. Enumerated with him were: his wife, Thelma Mary, his son William Joseph, his daughters Joyce Edith, his brother-in-law James Chester Mushrush.10
Joseph Anthony was a sheet metal worker in 1943.11
Joseph Anthony Hopen and Thelma Mary Mushrush lived in 1943 6510 Ridge Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.11
Joseph Anthony was working with furnaces in 1949.12
Joseph Anthony Hopen and Thelma Mary Mushrush lived in 1949 3866 Marietta Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.12 Joseph Anthony Hopen and Thelma Mary Mushrush moved circa 1964 from Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri to Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.13
Joseph Anthony Hopen lived in 1968 St. Louis, Missouri.14
Joseph Anthony was listed in Frances Bock's obituary on July 6, 1968 as surviving.14
Joseph Anthony Hopen lived in 1976 Missouri.15
Joseph Anthony was listed in Clarence Herman Hopen Sr.'s obituary on December 1, 1976 as surviving.15 Joseph Anthony Hopen was a member of Seven Holy Founder Catholic Church before 1986 at Missouri.1
Thelma and Joseph Anthony Hopen lived before 1986 in Missouri. Residing with them were..1 Joseph was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 36 in 1986 at Missouri.1
Joseph died on June 15, 1986 in Missouri, at age 74.1,16,2,4,5 His cause of death was cancer.17
His obituary was published in the Jefferson City News-Tribune Newspaper in June, 1986 at Missouri.1 His obituary stated:
Joseph A. Hopen, Affton, died Sunday at his home. He was born July 8, 1911, at Pratt, Kan., a son of William and Frances Bock Hopen. He was married in January of 1933 to Thelma Mushrush, who survives at the home. His family moved to Jefferson City in 1924. He attended Immaculate Conception and St. Peters High School. He became a partner in 1933 with A. J. Rackers Sheet Metal Company. He was a member of the Local 36 Sheet Metal Workers Union and the Seven Holy Founder Catholic Church. Other survivors include: three sons, Bill Hopen of St. Louis, Jim Hopen of St. Louis and Dan Hopen of Anaheim, Calif; six daughters, Mrs. Betty Meister of Anaheim, Calif. Mrs. Shirley Stephens, Mrs. Joyce Morrow and Mrs. Joan Taylor, all of St. Louis, Mrs. Margie Jones of St. Peters, and Mrs. Pat Ihle of St. Charles; one sister, Mrs. Luella Richter of Shepherd Hills Dr; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Seven Holy Founder Catholic Church in Affton. A wake service will be held at the Kutis Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
1

His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper in June, 1986 at Missouri.16 His obituary stated:
Hopen, Joseph A., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sun. June 15, 1986, beloved husband of Thelma Hopen, (nee Mushrush), dearest father of William, James and Daniel Hopen, Elizabeth Meister, Shirley Stephens, Joyce Morrow, Joan Taylor, Margaret Jones, and Patricia Ihle, dear brother of Luella Richter, our dear father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend. Funeral from Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, (Affton), Wed. June 18, 9:30 a.m., to Seven Holy Founders Church, 10 a.m. Mass, Interment Sunset Memorial Park, retired member of Sheetmetal workers local#36. Masses preferred in parlor Mon. 5 p.m.
16

Joseph Anthony's wake was held on June 16, 1986 at 10151 Gravois Road, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,16 His funeral service was held on June 18, 1986 at Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, at 10 a.m.1,16 He was buried on June 18, 1986 in 10180 Gravois Road in Sunset Hills, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 26, lot 108.16,18,2,4
Thelma and Joseph Hopen Tombstone

Joseph was mentioned in Thelma Mary Mushrush's obituary on December 22, 2001 as preceding the deceased in death.19

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1915Valley, Pratt County, KansasWilliam Edward Hopen6
1920Pratt County, KansasWilliam Edward Hopen3
19301310 Greenberry Road, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriWilliam Edward Hopen8
19402043 Sidney Street, St. Louis City, MissouriJoseph Anthony Hopen10

Family

Thelma Mary Mushrush b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001
Children

Citations

  1. [S635] Joseph A. Hopen Obituary, June 15, 1986.
  2. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.
  3. [S3316] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William E Hopen household.
  4. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.
  5. [S7437] Funeral Card for Joseph A. Hopen.
  6. [S6357] 1915 Kansas State Census, Valley, Pratt County, Kansas, Kansas State Census COllection, 1855-1915.
  7. [S6571] William E. Hopen Obituary, May 5, 1935.
  8. [S6333] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Hopen household.
  9. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 1, 1933."
  10. [S8972] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Joseph Hopen household.
  11. [S6946] Polk's St. Louis City Directory, page 384.
  12. [S6947] Polk's St. Louis City Directory.
  13. [S6346] Interview, Terri Bartnett, March 14, 2004.
  14. [S6350] Frances Bock Hopen Obituary, July 6, 1968.
  15. [S6351] Clarence H. Hopen Obituary, December 1, 1976.
  16. [S3238] Obituary of Joseph A. Hopen.
  17. [S6345] Interview, Betty Hopen Meister, Marcy 2, 2004.
  18. [S552] Tombstone photo,.
  19. [S2938] Thelma Hopen Obituary, December 24, 2001.

Thelma Mary Mushrush1,2,3

F, #3565, b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001
Father*William Sylvester Mushrush4 b. October 17, 1887, d. December 6, 1962
Mother*Willie May Foster5 b. May 28, 1889, d. 1972
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Conflicting evidence placed her birth According to the Bruegging/Walsh Family tree, the birth took place in Liberty City, Liberty County, Texas.6 Thelma Mary Mushrush, daughter of William Sylvester Mushrush and Willie May Foster, was born on January 16, 1910 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.2,3,7
Thelma was enumerated as the daughter of William Sylvester Mushrush on the 1920 U. S. Census of 1105 St. Mary's Boulevard, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a nine-year-old white female, born in Texas, as was her mother. Her father was born in Ohio. She has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.8
Thelma married Joseph Anthony Hopen, son of William Edward Hopen and Frances Bock, on February 28, 1933 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was George Joseph Mertens, attendants included Pauline A. Hopen. The ceremony was held by Father H. W. Weisman. Before the ceremony, Mrs. Leo Hirsch sang a solo and Mrs. Roy Kline played Mendelssohn's Wedding March.5,3,7
Thelma was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Anthony Hopen on the 1940 U. S. Census for 2043 Sidney Street, St. Louis City, Missouri. She was listed as a 30-year-old white married female, born in Texas. She has completed three years of high school and lived in Jefferson City, Missouri on April 1, 1935. She is not employed outside the home and is engaged in housework.9
Thelma Mary Mushrush and Joseph Anthony Hopen lived in 1943 6510 Ridge Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10
Thelma Mary Mushrush and Joseph Anthony Hopen lived in 1949 3866 Marietta Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.11 Thelma Mary Mushrush and Joseph Anthony Hopen moved circa 1964 from Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri to Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.12
Thelma Mary Mushrush lived before 1973 St. Louis, Missouri.2
Thelma and Joseph Anthony Hopen lived before 1986 in Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Thelma Mary was listed in Joseph Anthony Hopen's obituary in June, 1986 as surviving.1,13
Thelma Mary was listed in William Joseph Hopen's obituary on March 15, 1998 as surviving.14
Thelma Mary Mushrush lived in 1999 St. Louis, Missouri.15
Thelma Mary was listed in Michael J. Stephens's obituary on February 15, 1999 as surviving.16,15
Thelma died on December 22, 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 91.4,2,7
Her obituary was published in the Post-Dispatch Newspaper on December 24, 2001 at Missouri.4 Her obituary stated:
(nee Mushrush), Sat. Dec. 22, 2001; beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Hopen; dear mother of Betii Meister, Shirley Stephens, Joyce Morrow, Joan Taylor, Marge Jones, James Hopen, Patricia Ihle, Daniel and the late William Hopen; dear sister of William Mushrush; our dear grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and friend.
Memorial service will be held at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Thurs., Dec. 27th, 7:00 p.m. Memorial visitation Thurs. 3:00-9:00.
4

Thelma Mary's wake was held on December 27, 2001 at Kutis Affton Chapel, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.4 Her funeral service was held on December 27, 2001 at Kutis Affton Chapel, Missouri.4 She was buried on December 27, 2001 in Sunset Memorial Park in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.17,3
Thelma and Joseph Hopen Tombstone

Family

Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Children

Citations

  1. [S635] Joseph A. Hopen Obituary, June 15, 1986.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.
  4. [S2938] Thelma Hopen Obituary, December 24, 2001.
  5. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 1, 1933."
  6. [S8653] Jjerryb (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Bruegging/Walsh Family" uploaded September 15, 2014,(Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on September 15, 2014.
  7. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.
  8. [S8980] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Mushrush household.
  9. [S8972] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Joseph Hopen household.
  10. [S6946] Polk's St. Louis City Directory, page 384.
  11. [S6947] Polk's St. Louis City Directory.
  12. [S6346] Interview, Terri Bartnett, March 14, 2004.
  13. [S3238] Obituary of Joseph A. Hopen.
  14. [S3239] William J. Sr. Hopen obituary, March 15, 1998.
  15. [S2940] Michael J. Stephens Obituary, February 17, 1999.
  16. [S745] Michael J. Stephens Obituary, February 15, 1999.
  17. [S552] Tombstone photo,.

William Joseph Hopen1,2

M, #3566, b. February 20, 1937, d. March 13, 1998
Father*Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Mother*Thelma Mary Mushrush b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     William Joseph Hopen, son of Joseph Anthony Hopen and Thelma Mary Mushrush, was born on February 20, 1937 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2
     William was enumerated as the son of Joseph Anthony Hopen on the 1940 U. S. Census for 2043 Sidney Street, St. Louis City, Missouri. He was listed as a three -year-old white male, born in Missouri.3
William married Margaret Frohoff.4,2
William Joseph Hopen lived in 1986 St. Louis, Missouri.5
William Joseph was listed in Joseph Anthony Hopen's obituary in June, 1986 as surviving.5,6 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.1
William died on March 13, 1998 at age 61.4,1,2
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on March 15, 1998 at Missouri.4 His obituary stated:
Hopen, William J. Sr. March 13, 1998. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Frohoff) Hopen; dear son of Thelma Hopen; dear father of Peggy Jaco and William J. Hopen Jr; dear grandfather of Miranda Wittman, Joseph Wittman, Danny Jaco, Jody Crick, Dusty Schnettgoecke, and Katie Ann Hopen. Dear great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Memorial service Sat., March 21, 2 p.m. at Parker Road Baptist Church, 2675 Parker Rd., Florissant, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Hopen's memory to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, PO Box 779, Minniapolis, MN 55440-0779
4
His funeral service was held on March 24, 1998 at 2675 Parker Rd., Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.4
William was mentioned in Thelma Mary Mushrush's obituary on December 22, 2001 as preceding the deceased in death.7
Terri Stephens Bartnett states that Bill was married only one time.8
William was mentioned in Joyce Edith Hopen's obituary on January 11, 2006 as preceding the deceased in death.9

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
19402043 Sidney Street, St. Louis City, MissouriJoseph Anthony Hopen3

Research Note

     Research Note: Grandchildren listed in obituary included Miranda Wittman, Joseph Wittman. I have no identification of these children's parents, so they have not been entered as persons.4

Family

Margaret Frohoff b. February 2, 1959, d. after 1998
Child

Citations

  1. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  2. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.
  3. [S8972] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Joseph Hopen household.
  4. [S3239] William J. Sr. Hopen obituary, March 15, 1998.
  5. [S635] Joseph A. Hopen Obituary, June 15, 1986.
  6. [S3238] Obituary of Joseph A. Hopen.
  7. [S2938] Thelma Hopen Obituary, December 24, 2001.
  8. [S6346] Interview, Terri Bartnett, March 14, 2004.
  9. [S6348] Joyce Edith Hopen Morrow Obituary, 15 jan 2006.

James Raymond Hopen1

M, #3567
Father*Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Mother*Thelma Mary Mushrush b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     James Raymond Hopen and Reggi Herzog were divorced.1
James married Reggi Herzog.1

Family

Reggi Herzog

Citations

  1. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.

Daniel John Hopen1

M, #3568
Father*Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Mother*Thelma Mary Mushrush b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Daniel married Gail Mentzer.1
Daniel married Shirley (?)1

Family 1

Gail Mentzer

Family 2

Shirley (?)

Citations

  1. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.

Betty Hopen

F, #3569
Father*Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Mother*Thelma Mary Mushrush b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Betty married Milton Eisenbeis circa 1950 at St. Louis, Missouri.1
Betty married William Meister.1
Betty married Marc Lemieux.1

Family 2

William Meister

Family 3

Marc Lemieux

Citations

  1. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.

Shirley Mae Hopen1,2

F, #3570
Father*Joseph Anthony Hopen b. July 8, 1911, d. June 15, 1986
Mother*Thelma Mary Mushrush1 b. January 16, 1910, d. December 22, 2001

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Shirley married Ralph Silverblatt.2
Shirley married James Ralph Stephens.2

Family 2

James Ralph Stephens d. before 1999
Child

Citations

  1. [S745] Michael J. Stephens Obituary, February 15, 1999.
  2. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.