Another product of the 1896 class of the University of Wisconsin Law School, A. C. Hoppmann – or, as I believe him to be, August Charles Hoppmann. Mr. Hoppmann has a very stable pattern of documentation for his lifetime in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born in Blooming Grove, WI to Christian Hoppmann and Louise Pepper about 1872. In 1896, the year of this photo, he married Lydia Zink. What great names these women had!
August and Lydia lived in Madison from at least the late 1890’s to 1943 when August passed away. During that time he rose from Lawyer to Judge. The couple appeared to have only one child Ruth or Bertha – but she appears as Ruth in most census records. Ruth was born towards the end of 1896. It was a busy year for A. C. Hoppmann.
August and Lydia are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. Lydia died one year after August in 1944. I’m sure this handsome young lawyer will find a willing group of descendants to adopt this photo.