Find them has been a long journey for me and was so thrilled when one of these cousins sent me some ancestor pictures, of whom one was my Great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Opp. Up until now, had not seen any pictures of him nor his parents, Peter & Agnes. This cousin provided me pictures of all three!
|Nicholas Opp - my great-great-grandfather|
|Peter Opp - 3rd great-grandfather (Nicholas's father)|
Peter left on March, 1857 from Germany with Agnes and their four children: John George, Catharine, John and Nicholas.
Took boat at Bingen on the Rhine on March 19, 1857. Disenbarked at Koeln. Stayed overnight. Took train next day to Harve, France. From there took the boat "Owego" from Le Havre, France to USA. Took the boat to USA. They traveled across the Atlantic - took 27 days and landed in NY on April 23, 1857 at Ellis Island, then went to Wisconsin.
Opp, Peter - age 47
", Agnes - age 47
", George - age 19
" , Catherine - age 17
", Johann - age 12
", Nicolaus - age 7
Nicholas later married Johanna Caroline Louise Wirth (1843-1908) on Aug. 8, 1872 in DePere, Brown County, Wisconsin. They had two children: Katherine Agnes Opp (1872-1941) and Lena Opp (1876-1935). Katherine was my great-grandmother.
|Katherine Agnes Opp (1872-1941)|
Nicholas and Johanna separated ways sometime around the 1880. The 1880 Oshkosh census records them living in separate households. Then Nicholas moved to Warrensburg, MO with his parents and Johanna remarried Adolph Baade -staying in Wisconsin with her two daughters.
Nicholas remarried twice again, 1)Wilhelmine "Minnie" Dreyer on Sept. 13, 1881 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin but then were divorced on June 1882 - and one daughter born in 1882 - Anna Opp. and 2) Mary M. ? on March 1, 1885 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. She died on July 9, 1897 in Orange County, California.
Nicholas did not remarry again, that I can locate. He died on July 18, 1923 in West Orange, Orange County, California.
|Two OPP family plots at this cemetery.|
Agnes Space 1
Peter Space 2
Harry Space 3
Lovina Space 6
George Sr. Space 7
Anna Space 8
Herman Space 9
George Jr. Space 10
Nick Opp is in Garden K, Section 5, Lot 3, Space 1 but there is no marker.