The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

Hermann Valentin Friedrich Klopp (1890 – 1903?)


Typical Landscape near Jersleben, Lower Saxony – Photo Credit: Wikipedia

A Young Boy’s Early Death

Like the seventh child, the tenth descendant of Friedrich and Emma Klopp (my grandparents) died prematurely. Hermann was born on 26 April 1890 in Jersleben near Wolmirstedt. His name is not mentioned in the Klopp family records. The sixth Klopp son was baptized by the renowned regional historian of the Altmark Dr. Friedrich Daniel, who had been a pastor in Jersleben since 1887. The date of the boy’s death could not be determined from the official towns’ records of Wolmirstedt, Jersleben and Elbeu. All relevant circumstances point to the fact that Hermann took part in mother Emma’s resettlement and move to Elsenau, West Prussia (County of Schlochau) in 1903, where he passed away shortly after their arrival in his early youth.


St. Jacob’s Church in Schlochau, the administrative centre to which the village Elsenau belonged.


15 thoughts on “Hermann Valentin Friedrich Klopp (1890 – 1903?)

  1. Des

    Hi Peter. Although much information regarding Hermann Valentin Friedrich Klopp has been lost, thanks to you he is not entirely forgotten. A fitting tribute to him on Valentine’s day. Des

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  2. Amy

    How very, very sad. Why wouldn’t he have been mentioned in the family records? I am curious how you learned about his death—from your father, I assume? Do you know what was the cause of death? I am always so troubled in my own research when I see the death of such a young person.

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