Monday, September 03, 2012
Saturday, May 28, 2005
This photo shows in the back row, Lizzie Balitz Martin and Mary Balitz Hopkins and in the front row are Henrietta Wolff Balitz, Fred Balitz and Carl Balitz. Mary Balitz married Sedgewick Hopkins in 1878. The Balitz family came from a small village named Nieder Wutzow in Prussia (Germany), now Poland. They came to the United States in 1869 by ship from Hamburg and settled in Wisconsin before moving on to Michigan. They lived in Platte Township, Benzie Co, MI. This photo was taken around 1880.
This photo shows the house that the Sedgewick and Mary (Balitz) Hopkins family lived in in Interlochen, Michigan.
This photo was taken the same day as the sepia toned photo below. Please see that photo for details.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
This is the family of Sedgewick Erastus Hopkins and Mary Balitz Hopkins. Their only son was my Great Grandfather, George Alfred Hopkins. This home was in Interlochen, Michigan. It is still standing today. It was built in the 1890s and was used as a boarding house as well as the family's residence. Standing in the back are George Alfred Hopkins (1882-1949), Edith Harriet Hopkins Rehbine (1880-1909) and I believe Ella Viola Hopkins Cole (1884-1908) (Etta and Ella are one year apart I may have them switched). In the front row is I believe Etta Ruth Hopkins Lewis (1885-1911), Sedgewick Erastus Hopkins (1854-1932), Abbie Grace Hopkins Nelson (1888-1976), Mary Balitz Hopkins (1859-1909) holding Erma Naomi Hopkins Riley (1894-?) and Nina Lydia Hopkins Russell (1889-?) Given that Erma was born in June of 1894 I would say this picture was taken about 1896.