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Note for:   Loma Sprinkle,   27 MAY 1897 - ABT 1941         Index

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1 CAUS Died of an accident


1 NOTE last residence Short Hills, NJ


BERKELEY COUNTY BIRTH REGISTER V6 P82 LDS #0831267

SPRINKLE, FEMALE May 7, 1897 Martinsburg, BerkeleyCo, WV 9th child
Parents: Z.T. Sprinkle, 50, merchant born in Berkeley Co, WV
Rine Catherine Sprinkle., 39, maiden name Ren. C. Knadler.Residents of Martinsburg.
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1900 NEW YORK CENSUS MANHATTEN E.D. 151 Sheet 12 237East 33rd St, New York City
SPRINKLE, LOMA, daughter, 3, 1897. BORN IN WV, and with parentsand 6 brothers and sisters
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1920 NEW YORK CENSUS E.D. 606 Sheet 11A Brooklyn, KingsCo. January 7, 1920 310 Carlton Ave
SPRINLE, ZACHARY T., head, rents, 72, married, no occupation;R. CATHERINE, wife, 63; LOMA, daughter, 21, single, nooccupation. All born in WV.
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LOMA was found dead in the bathtub. My father seems to recallthat there was a question as to whether it was suicide, she was"helped" by her husband, or it was accidental.

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Note for:   Elmer Marcellus Hopper,   6 AUG 1880 - 12 JUL 1928         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   15 JUL 1928
     Place:   Green Hill, Cemetery, Martinsburg, WV

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1 NOTE 1910 WV Census Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, WV E.D. 22, Sheet4B dated April 19, 1910
128 North High St
HOPPER, ELMER M., 29, married 12 years, forman for newspaper;SADIE R., wife, 30, had 4 children, 4 still ; WILLIAM S.,10, son; HERBERT W., 8, son, RUTH, 3, daughter; BEAULAHH., 1, daughter. All born in WV
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1920 WV Census Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, WV E.D. 33, Sheet10B & 11A taken on January 12, 1920
412 East Molar Ave - BRENNER, FRED S., Head.
HOOPER, ELMER, 39, Married, Linothype Operator at newspaperoffice, brother-in-law, and niece Ruth, 13.

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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV BIRTH REGISTER V p LDS #0831265

HOPPER, ELMORE August 5, 1880 Swan Pond, WV
Hopper, James, merchant, informant & Hopper, Mary E. Residentsof Swan Pond
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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV DEATH REGISTER V5 p87 LDS#0831272

HOPPER, ELMER M. July 12, 1928 Martinsburg, WV
d.o.b. August 5, 1881 age 47 Born in WV MarriedLinotype Operator for Mtbg Journal
Parents: James T. Hopper, Born in VA and M.C. Sprinkle, born inWV
Pulmonary Tuberculosis & influenza & overwork
Informant Mrs. E. M. Hopper
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OBITUARY - MARTINSBURG EVENING JOURNAL - Friday,July 13, 1928

ELMO M. HOPPER DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS AT HOME - Elmo M.Hopper, 47, associated with the Journal since its establishmentin 1907, failed to withstand an illness that had continued oversome weeks at his residence, 256 East Liberty street, and diedat 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Almost from the outset hisillness over three weeks ago was regarded as serious by hisfamily.

Death was due to a complication, the malady resisting medicalskill. During the past week his condition became more alarming,although at times he seemed to be rallying. The approach ofthe end became apparent early Thursday morning, relatives ofthe deceased were called to his bedside and were forced towatch life rapidly ebb away.
The funeral service is to be held Sunday afternoon. Friends andrelatives wishing to view the remains may assemble at the latehome at 2 o'clock, after which the body will be removed toFirst Methodist Episcopal Chruch and the final services will beheld at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of FirstChurch and the Reverend C. K. Ray, pastor of Trinity MethodistChurch South of which the deceased had long been a member willofficiate. The casket will not be opened at the church.Interment will be made in Green Hill, Cemetery, Berkeley Co,WVA.
Mr. Hopper was a lifelong resident of Martinsburg, born andreared here, and all of his interests being centered in thiscommunity. He was a son of the late J. T. and Marietta Hopper,his father for years being a well known merchant on East Moleravenue. The deceased engaged in the printing business when aboy, becoming expert in the old art of setting type by hand andobtaining a broad knowledge of the business under the late C.W. Boyer on the old Martinsburg Statesman. When Governor HarryF. Byrd, of Winchester, Va., and others launched The Journal in1907, Mr. Hopper entered the employ of the corporationgradually becoming one of the most proficient linotypeoperators in this section and eventually being placed in chargeof the battery of linotypes used in the mechanical departmentof this paper. He was intensely loyal to the organization andabsolutely reliable in every emergency, his technical skillrecognized and admired and his contribution of mind and hand tothe production of the paper was extremely valuable.
Not only was the deceased esteemed and appreciated by themanagement, from the time of Harry Byrd, later Max vonSchlegell, now of Baltimore, and H. C. Ogden, the present ownerand publisher, but in a large circle of friends andacquaintances; he was regarded as a mentor and exemplar forthe men and boys in the mechanical department with whom he camein contact; and he was as well very congenial to every man whohas been connected with the reportorial, advertising and otherdepartments of The Journal. He possessed in high degree a calm,friendly, and genial disposition and desire to be fair to all.In his home life he was devoted to his family.
Mr. Hopper is survived by his widow, formerly Mrs. AhvellahThompson; two step-sons, John Jr., and Carlton Thompson, andfour children by a previous marriage - Sherman Hopper, EastMartin street; Herbert Hopper, Midland Park, N.J., Mrs. RuthBowers, South Water street, and Mrs. Beulah Ledyard ofKnoxville, Tenn., also one brother, Conrad L. Hopper, onesister, Mrs. Lorena Brenner, of East Moler avenue, and onehalf-brother, Edgar E. Hopper, of Washington, D.C.
In addition to being a member of the Methodist Church, thedeceased belonged to Tuscarora Tribe, No. 50, Imp. O.R.M.;Washington Lodge, No. 1, Knights of Pythias, and Azhar Temple,No. 226, D.O.K.K.

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Note for:   Lorena Elizabeth Hopper,   6 MAY 1886 - 11 NOV 1964         Index

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1 NOTE BERKELEY COUNTY, WV BIRTH REGISTER V2 p31 LDS#0831265

HOPPER, LORINA May 6, 1886 Martinsburg, WV
J.T. Hooper, merchant & Marietta Hopper (informant).Residents of Martinsburg, WV
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BERKELEYCOUNTY, WV DEATH REGISTER V8 pD-13 LDS #0831273

DAWSON, LORENA ELIZABETH November 11, 1964
d.o.b. December 4, 1886 age 77
Parents: James T. Hopper & Marietta Sprinkle
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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OBITUARY - MARTINSBURG JOURNAL - Thursday,November 12, 1964

MRS. R. B. DAWSON - Mrs. Lorena Elizabeth Brenner Dawson, 77,of 412 East Moler avenue, died Wednesday morning at her home.She had been in ill health for some time but death wasunexpected.
Born at the present residence, December 14, 1886, a daughter ofJames T. and Marietta Sprinkle Hopper, she had lived her entirelife there. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son and one daughter by a previous marriage -Howard H. Brenner, 412 East Moler avenue, and Mrs. Lena Bowers,207 North Raleigh street; two grandchildren, Misses Leilaniand Gilda Brenner, 412 East Moler avenue; one niece, Mrs. RuthBowers, 310 West Race street; nephew, Herbert Hopper, 425 EastMoler avenue, and a number of great-nieces and nephews. Herhusband, Dr. R. B. Dawson, died 13 years ago.
Services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 pm at the BrownFuneral Home by the Rev. Raymond Wood, her pastor. Burial willbe in Green Hill Cemetery.
Friends of the family will be received at the funeral home todayfrom 7 to 9 p.m.

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Note for:   Conrad Lee Hopper,   14 NOV 1888 - 17 APR 1965         Index

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1 NOTE 1920 WV Census Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, WV E.D. 33, Sheet10B & 11A taken on January 12, 1920
412 East Molar Ave - BRENNER, FRED S., head, and HOPPER,CONRAD, 30, single, brother-in-law, clerk in knitting mill.
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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV BIRTH REGISTER V4 p212 LDS#0831267

CONRAD LEE HOPPER November 14, 1888 Martinsburg3rd child
James T. Hopper, 38, merchant, born in Va and Marietta(Sprinkle) Hopper, ____, born in Martinsburg
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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV DEATH REGISTER V8 pH-24 LDS#0831273

HOPPER, CONRAD L. April 7, 1965 BerkeleyCo, WV
Parents: James T. Hopper & Marietta Sprinkle
Pulmonary Embolus

Individual Notes

Note for:   Sarah "Sallie" Walper,   31 AUG 1791 - 31 MAY 1855         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Myers Cemetery - Opequon Creek, Berkeley Co, WV

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1 NOTE ...Col. Myers and wife are buried in graveyard near site ofSprinkle's Mill on Opequon Creek and Mrs. Lorraine SprinkleWilliams has the original deed to the cemetery. The site ofthe house and mill are now owned by Bethlehem Steel Co."
From a copy of "Sprinkle Family History" compiled by Mrs.Williams and given to me on June 22, 1993 in Martinsburg, WV

Individual Notes

Note for:   John H. Taylor,   13 NOV 1858 -          Index

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1 NOTE VITAL STATISTICS REGISTERS 1853-1860 LDS #0034484
November 13, 1858 Berkeley Co
JOHN H. TAYLOR
Parents: Wm Taylor, farmer and Matilda Taylor (informant)
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1870 West Virginia Census lists JOHN H. TAYLOR, 11, at homewith his parents - could not read or write - 'AN IDIOT".

1880 WV Census for Opequon District, Berkeley Co sheet 24 lists:
JOHN H. TAYLOR, 21, son, single - with his father Wm H and hissecond wife, Mary R.

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Note for:   Sarah C. Taylor,   ABT 1851 -          Index

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1 NOTE 1880 WV Census - Opequon, Berkeley Co - lists Sarah as Single,28, and at home with her father and his 2nd wife.

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Note for:   William Henry Taylor,   ABT 1827 - 1896         Index

Census:   
     Place:   N86

Burial:   
     Place:   Scrabble Cemetery, Hard Scrabble Methodist Church, Berkeley Co, WV


Individual Notes

Note for:   Robert Clinton Taylor,   30 APR 1860 - 21 JUN 1934         Index

Census:   
     Place:   N87


Individual Notes

Note for:   Philip Henry Welshans,   4 MAR 1834 - 21 JAN 1913         Index

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1 NOTE 1880 WV CENSUS Opequon District, Berkeley Co, WV June16, 1880 page 20
WELSHANS, PHILIP, head, 47, husband, farmer; VIRGINIA, wife,47; KILMER F., 20, son, helping on farm; DAVIS, 18, son,helping on farm; SALLY, 16, daughter, at home; EMOGENE, 14,daughter, at home; THOMAS, 12, son, works on farm; LILY,10, daughter. All born in WV
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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV DEATH REGISTER V4 p216 LDS#0831271

WELSHANS, PHILIP January 21, 1913 Nowbray's(), OpequonDistrict, Berkeley Co, WV
Paralysis 78y farmer widower
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OBITUARY - MARTINSBURG JOURNAL Tuesday, January 21,1913

MR. WELSHANS DIES AT RIPE AGE - Well-Known Retired FarmerSuccumbed to Paralysis After Brief Illness - Funeral Thursday
Mr. Philip Henry Welshans, a well-known and respected farmer anda native and lifelong resident of Berkeley county, died at 5:30o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. D.Myers(should have been Mowery) who resides upon Mr. Welshans'farm near Sprinkle's Mills. Death was due to paralysis, withwhich Mr. Welshans was stricken last week.
Mr. Welshans was aged 79 years, and was born and lived untilthree years ago upon the farm where he died. He retired fromactive life three years ago and removed to Martinsburg, wherehe resided until a few weeks ago, returning to his farm afterthe death of his wife. Mr. Welshans was widely known and washeld in high regard by all.
He is survived by two sons, and three daughters - F.K. Welshansof this city, H.D. Welshans of Cumberland; Mrs. E. S. Cole, ofnear Jones Spring Mrs. J.F. Randall of Swan Pond; and Mrs.J.D. Mowery, of the county. He is also survivied by thefollowing sisters and brothers, Mrs. Amanda H. Sprinkle ofSprinkle's Mills; Mrs. Rebecca Sprinkle and Wesley Welshans ofMartinsburg, and Levi Welshans of Greensburg.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from thelate home. The services will be conducted at the First UnitedBrethren church in this city by Rev. Dr. W. F. Gruver, andinterment will be in Green Hill, Cemetery, Berkeley Co, WVA.The pall bearers will be grandsons of the deceased, who alsoserved in the same capacity at the funeral of Mrs. Welshansseveral weeks ago and will be as follows: Boyd Randall, GoldMowery, Wade Gantt, Henry Gantt, Philip H. Welshans and SamuelWelshans.

Individual Notes

Note for:   John W. Sprinkle,   3 JAN 1843 - 3 JAN 1893         Index

Census:   
     Place:   N89

Burial:   
     Place:   Sprinkle Cemetery, Martinsburg, WV


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Note for:   Mary Louisa Sigler,   8 AUG 1854 - 10 APR 1911         Index

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1 NOTE JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV BIRTH REGISTER V1853-72 P11 LDS#0829325

SIGLER, MARY LOUISA August 8, 1854Jefferson Co, WV
George Sigler (Informant), farmer & Anna Rebecca SiglerResidents of Jefferson Co
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BERKELEY COUNTY, WV DEATH REGISTER V4 P178 LDS #08312721

SPRINKLE, MARY S. April 10, 1911 Martinsburg,Berkeley Co, WV
Cerebral Apoplexy 56y 7m 14d housekeeperwidow

Individual Notes

Note for:   Jacob Myers,   30 JUN 1789 - 17 SEP 1855         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Colonel

Burial:   
     Place:   Myers Cemetery - Opequon Creek, Berkeley Co, WV

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1 NOTE "Jacob Myers inherited the old Myers home (But not all the land)on the Opequon Creek which lies on the East side of the Opequonsouth of the preseent Myers bridge - some of the land to hisfarm ran over on the west side. He deeded ground for theReformed Church of Martinsburg, before this he was a member ofthe Reformed Church in Shepherdstown."

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The deed to the Reform Church of Martinsburg, W. Va (Deed Book47, page 199) dated May 20, 1843 - Recorded in May 13, 1843 -tells about Col. Jacob Myers and his wife Sallie of BerkeleyCo., Va, deed to Geor Wolff and Michael Siebert of the sameplace in consideration of the sum of $1.00 for the use of theGerman Reform Church and Congregation in the Town ofMartinsburg and vicinity, one parcel of land known as plot #32in the said township


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"...Jacob Myers was very prosperous and owned many slaves. Hebuilt a mill on his home property on the Opequon Creek. He, aswell as the early members of his family, were of the GermanReformed Faith. He deeded the land for the present ReformedChurch of Martinsburg in the 1840s. Previous to this theLutheran and Reformed churches used the same building. Theircemetery is located on Church Street and John Street inMartinsburg. Jacob Myers obtained the title of col. Myers fromthe local Virginia Militia.
Col. Jacob Myers lived in a stone house high above OpequonCreek bank but near the creek. The house also had a largeweatherboard room. The house was large with about 13 rooms.It was torn down after Bethlehem Steel Corp. purchsed theproperty about 1950. I was in the house many times. It musthave been lovely in its day. It had a large double porch inback with arched plaster ceiling. This porch overlooked theCreek and the mill he had built. The mill operated until about1930. The miller's house was a mostly 2 story log houseprobably built by Col. Myers. The stone house was built in thelate 1700s by his father John Myers..."

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"...Col. Myers and wife are buried in graveyard near site ofSprinkle's Mill on Opequon Creek and Mrs. Lorraine SprinkleWilliams has the original deed to the cemetery. The site ofthe house and mill are now owned by Bethlehem Steel Co."
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